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  • SecArmy Geren Interview Pt. 3

    Aug 23, 2007

    In Part 3 of an interview with Jini Ryan, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks about supporting the Soldiers.

  • Guard Chief: Nation's Guard Members at Peak of Excellence

    Aug 23, 2007

    As chief of the National Guard Bureau bragged about todayAca,!a,,cs Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to sports commentators at Fenway Park, a 91-year-old World War II veteran sitting in the stands below the broadcasting booth made much the same claims on behalf of todayAca,!a,,cs Guardmembers. During the fifth inning of the Aug. 17 Red Sox game against the Los Angeles Angels, LTG H Steven Blum told Gerry Remy and Don Orsillo of the New England Sports Network that 70 percent of Guardmembers have served at least one tour related to the Global War on Terrorism. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre in 40 countries,Aca,!A? Blum said. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre providing about 50,000 troops overseas as you and I are talking and watching this ballgame; 6,000 on the Southwest border; and about 10,000 called out by their governors for forest fires, floodsAca,!A| getting ready for hurricanes.Aca,!A?

  • Army Field Support Battalion - Afloat

    Aug 22, 2007

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the Army Field Support Battalion-Afloat and its mission.

  • Soldiers Provide Earthquake Relief

    Aug 22, 2007

    Medical personnel from the Army and other services, attached to Joint Task Force-Bravo are treating hundreds of Peruvians in the vicinity of Pisco, where a magnitude 8 earthquake struck Aug. 15. The task force is based at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

  • Olympic Boxing / Walk a Mile

    Aug 22, 2007

    Soldiers compete at U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials; Marcia Hawkins leads group on 400-mile walk from Dearborn, MA to Washington DC for 'Walk a Mile for a Soldier.'

  • Minnesota Guard Responds to Flooding

    Aug 21, 2007

    The Minnesota National Guard this week is participating in rescue and recovery efforts, following severe flooding in southern Minnesota.

  • Aid in Peru a Team Effort

    Aug 21, 2007

    Dozens of Soldiers and other U.S. military personnel are in Peru helping with earthquake recovery efforts. The troops are from Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, and several U.S. bases. A magnitude 8.0 quake struck the country Aug. 15 in the vicinity of the city of Pisco.

  • Medical Personnel Treat Hundreds of Quake Victims in Peru

    Aug 20, 2007

    Soldiers and other military personnel from Joint Task Force Bravo deployed to Peru from Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras saw more than 200 patients during their first three hours of earthquake relief work and are now treating many more.

  • Marcia Hawkins 400-Mile Walk

    Aug 17, 2007

    Marcia Hawkins, mother of a deployed soldier, has organized a 400-mile walk from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C. to show support for the troops.

  • Walk a Mile for a Soldier

    Aug 17, 2007

    Soldier-mom Marcia Hawkins and nine others will start a seven day, 400-mile walk from Deerfield, Mass., to Washington, D.C., Sunday to let AmericaAca,!a,,cs military know the country appreciates their service Aca,!" whatever branch, wherever stationed.

  • Soldiers Provide Medical, Dental Treatment to Hondurans

    Aug 17, 2007

    U.S. military personnel are providing medical and dental services to residents in Honduras during a two-week medical readiness training exercise.

  • Northern Exposure to Training

    Aug 16, 2007

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division and other Army units train for combat at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Aug. 1.

  • Healing Hands Visit Honduras Hospital

    Aug 16, 2007

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras Aca,!" In a brightly lit room in Hospital Escuela here Aug. 14, two U.S. hand surgeons bent over the hand of a 64-year old Honduran man.

  • Katrina Flag

    Aug 16, 2007

    U.S. flag is returned to hurricane Katrina victim.

  • MSTC Open House Features Human Patient Simulators

    Aug 15, 2007

    The Fort Bliss Medical Simulation Training Center held an open house to mark its official opening, July 19. Four human patient simulators took center stage at the event. These simulators are the most innovative training tools Soldiers will use to train on combat lifesaver skills, said Joe Ricondo, Jr., Military Education and Government Systems and Programs.

  • AMC Ammunition Plants

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights AMC ammunition plants and their accomplishments.

  • 2006 Greatest Inventions Competition

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the 2006 Army's Greatest Inventions competition.

  • CMA 45 Percent Chemical Weapon Destruction

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights CMA's 45 percent chemical weapon destruction milestone.

  • Army Racing Vodcast - Indy

    Aug 14, 2007

    On this episode of the US Army Racing Vodcast, more good news from the Sarge, and the 01 Chevy at the Brickyard. Also a peek behind the scenes with the NASCAR crew, and much, much more! Stay tuned for next weeks episode.

  • Interview with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Aug 14, 2007

    Join Jini Ryan as she interviews the Secretary of the Army, Mr. Pete Geren.

  • Briarra's Story

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Story of a young girl struggling with Leukemia.

  • "Redhawk" Flies to New Mission in Oklahoma

    Aug 13, 2007

    Crisscrossing the United States to conduct training missions is nothing new to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 361st Regiment Aca,!A"RedhawkAca,!A?, 5th Armored Brigade, First Army Division West, based at Fort Carson, Colo. What is new to these Soldiers is the role that they are now fulfilling as Unit Mobilization Assistors with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard.

  • First Female Soldier to Win FORSCOM Soldier of the Year Is Combat Medic

    Aug 10, 2007

    Spec. Jamiell Goforth, a combat medic with Headquarters Support Company, 404th Aviation Support Battalion, won the 2007 Forces Command Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Bragg, N.C, July 29-Aug. 3. She is the first female Soldier to win this title.

  • Michigan Guard Battles Fire

    Aug 9, 2007

    The Michigan Army National Guard uses its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, fitted with a large water bucket, to extinguish a fire 10 miles from Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Mich., Aug. 8.

  • Readiness Assistants Already Helping Army Families

    Aug 8, 2007

    Army leadership assured that more emphasis would be placed on Family readiness last month as Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. directed that $100 million be immediately applied to Family programs Army-wide.

  • Army Corps of Engineers Helps with I-35W Bridge Collapse

    Aug 8, 2007

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping with recovery efforts, following the I-35W bridge collapse on Aug. 1.

  • AMC 2007 NCO and Soldier of the Year competition

    Aug 7, 2007

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- "There can only be one," were the words from Army Materiel Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel K. Elder before the announcement of the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a July 20th ceremony held at the Officers Club here.

  • Texas Soldiers Provide Medical Care for Rio Grande Valley Residents

    Aug 7, 2007

    Army units in Texas, partnering with local health agencies, provide free medical and dental service to South Texas residents.

  • Brave Heart Dogs

    Aug 6, 2007

    "When Cezar and I were in Iraq, we had a two-week period where our vehicle got hit by five IEDs. Me expecting Cezar to still work after an IED strike is about the hardest thing I've asked of him, let alone doing it five times in two weeks."

  • Walter Reed Names Building After Fallen Combat Medic

    Aug 6, 2007

    About 50 family members, friends and fellow Soldiers of Cpl. Angelo J. Vaccaro, an Army medic killed in Afghanistan, gathered for a dedication ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as Aca,!A"Building 38Aca,!A? was renamed Aca,!A"Vaccaro Hall.Aca,!A?

  • Bridge Collapse Latest

    Aug 3, 2007

    National Guard Soldiers, Coast Guard craft and a barge from the Army Corps of Engineers are all helping with search and recovery operations at the site of the Minnesota bridge collapse.

  • SecArmy Geren Releases Report Findings

    Aug 2, 2007

    SecArmy Geren releases the Cpl. Pat Tillman Report Findings and Recommendations.

  • Maryland Soldiers Prepare for Iraq

    Aug 2, 2007

    Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard get some realistic training at Fort Dix, N.J., July 24.

  • Daughter Accepts Silver Star Her World War I Nurse Mother Earned

    Aug 2, 2007

    While Army nurse Linnie Leckrone was patching up wounded Soldiers in France on the front lines of World War I, she most likely wasn't thinking that her actions one day would merit the military's third-highest award for valor in the face of the enemy.

  • Home Safety

    Aug 1, 2007

    Home Safety Council tips on how to make your home safer. Crystal Park reports.

  • Community Dedicates 'Smith Building' to Honor Fallen Picatinny Soldier

    Jul 31, 2007

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The Picatinny community paid special tribute to a fallen Picatinny Soldier when it dedicated a building and plaque to his memory during a ceremony here Tuesday.

  • Puerto Rico Purple Heart / UFC Fighters Visit

    Jul 31, 2007

    Two Puerto Rico National Guard Soldiers earn Purple Heart; Soldiers in Afghanistan get visit from UFC fighters.

  • Coalition Detains Terrorists / Elmo Program

    Jul 30, 2007

    Coalition Forces detain terrorists and weapons; Elmo deployment show up for an Emmy.

  • CSA Recognizes Recruiting Missions Met

    Jul 27, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey visited Mechanicsburg, Pa., Recruiting Station today to congratulate recruiters on reaching their yearly recruiting mission six months ahead of schedule.

  • Apache Pilots Rescue Soldier / Army Olympian

    Jul 27, 2007

    Apache pilots save wounded Soldier; Army Pentathlete wins Pan-Am Games Gold and qualifies for 2008 Olympics.

  • Recruiting Assistant

    Jul 27, 2007

    A Georgia National Guard Soldier earns $94,000 in the G-RAP Program. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Law School / SFC Smith Fitness Center

    Jul 26, 2007

    Officers can apply for law school; Ft. Benning opens new 19 million dollar Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith fitness center.

  • Drum Forestry

    Jul 26, 2007

    Fort Drum, N.Y., forestry officials strike a balance between providing training space and preserving nature.

  • First Soldier Receives $2,000 from Reserve Recruiting Assistance Program

    Jul 25, 2007

    On July 16, Pvt. Dustin McMore of Conway, Ark., became $2,000 richer by becoming the Army Reserve's first recipient of the Army Reserve Recruiter Assistance Program (AR-RAP) bonus.

  • Civilian Hospital Provides Training for Texas National Guard Medics

    Jul 25, 2007

    Patients in the emergency room at the Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, may find they are being treated by someone in a camouflage uniform.

  • Sled Ice Hockey / Referral Bonus

    Jul 25, 2007

    Injured Soldiers play ice hockey on sleds; 2,000 dollar bonus for referring civilians to join Army.

  • New Benning Fitness Center Showcases Design Criteria

    Jul 24, 2007

    Soldiers and Family members at many installations exercise in older facilities with basic equipment, limited space and few frills.

  • TRICARE Hacked

    Jul 24, 2007

    TRICARE information may have been hacked into.

  • Task Force Provides Iraq Training to Salvadoran Military

    Jul 24, 2007

    U.S. Soldiers conduct military-to-military training for Salvadoran Soldiers deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Ft. Drum Forestry

    Jul 23, 2007

    Fort Drum, N.Y., forestry officials balance training and nature conservation with technology and maintenance.

  • Sled Hockey Scores Goal With Wounded Warriors

    Jul 23, 2007

    Wounded Warriors and local players make up the San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team. The sport is a modified version of ice hockey, altered to accommodate physical disabilities. The sport is great therapy, not just physically but mentally.

  • Secretary of the Army Visits Fort Riley

    Jul 21, 2007

    Secretary of the Army visits Soldiers and facilities at Fort Riley, Kan., July 20.

  • SecArmy Welcomes Home Minnesota National Guard Soldiers

    Jul 19, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomes home Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed for 17 months with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division in Iraq.

  • PTSD - mTBI Programs

    Jul 19, 2007

    PTSD and mTBI Chain Teaching Program available in two locations.

  • Deployment Prep

    Jul 19, 2007

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team trains up in preparation for deployment.

  • Peer Amputee Volunteer Puts Experience, Compassion Into Recovery

    Jul 19, 2007

    The peer visitor program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center began four years ago with a small group of amputees experienced in listening and helping new amputees. It has since grown into a formal program offering training and certification.

  • Army Working to Ensure Terror Plots Against Homeland Fail

    Jul 19, 2007

    The U.S. Army and U.S. Northern Command are acutely aware of information within the newly released National Intelligence Estimate and are committed to working to ensure terrorists don't succeed in attacking the United States, a NORTHCOM official said.

  • SecArmy welcomes home Minnesota National Guard Soldiers

    Jul 18, 2007

    Minnesota National Guard Soldiers deployed with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, return to the States after 17 months in Iraq and are welcomed by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at Volk Field, Wis., July 17.

  • PTSD - MTBI / USACE Katrina Report

    Jul 18, 2007

    New program to teach Soldiers help Soldiers cope with PTSD and MTBI; USACE releases study to determine why and how Hurricane Katrina wrecked so much havoc.


    Jul 18, 2007

    The Army initiates a PTSD-MTBI chain teach to inform Soldiers and Family members of the signs and sources for help.

  • NASCAR Excitement in Windy City

    Jul 18, 2007

    Army driver Mark Martin brought home a 14th-place finish in Sunday's USG Sheetrock 400 Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway. And, National Guard driver Casey Mears got a respectable fifth-place finish.

  • Beach Homes For the Brave Program Kicks-Off in Florida

    Jul 17, 2007

    Aca,!A"Beach Homes for the Brave,Aca,!A? a new program for military veterans and those wounded while serving in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom kicked off its inaugural event last weekend. This program provides the war veterans with a complimentary weekend getaway to Palm Island.

  • Border Duty

    Jul 17, 2007

    Soldiers from Colorado Army National Guard help the U.S. Border Patrol secure the U.S./Mexico border near Douglas and Naco, Ariz., June 28.

  • Clean-Up in Florida / Cultural Awareness Cards

    Jul 17, 2007

    97th Transportation Company participate in an environmental clean-up in Florida; Fort Drum hands out Middle Eastern Cultural Awareness Cards to deploying troops.

  • Hippotherapy

    Jul 17, 2007

    Wounded Warriors in therapeutic riding program.

  • Sec. Geren Confirmed / ASY Foundation

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Honorable Pete Geren is confirmed as 20th Secretary of the Army; America Supports You Foundation helps military families.

  • Military Surface Deployment/Distribution Command

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the addition of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command to the AMC family. It includes an interview with Maj. Gen. Kathleen Gainey, SDDC's commander.

  • Tank Automotive Research

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centers tool kits designed for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles.

  • Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment system.

  • M-982 120 MM Infrared Illuminating Cartridge

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the M-983 120 MM Infrared Illuminating Cartridge production line at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark.

  • Sew Much Comfort

    Jul 13, 2007

    A group of volunteers come together to sew clothing for wounded warriors.

  • NG Draws Back Troops / USACE Upgrades Networks

    Jul 12, 2007

    National Guard is set to draw back supplemental troops from U.S./Mexico border; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers upgrading electrical networks in Iraq's Maysan Province.

  • Saving Lives: Reservists Learn Combat Skills

    Jul 11, 2007

    Army Reservists here learned to administer emergency medical care to frontline warfighters during a three-day battle assembly.

  • Oil Analysis Lab

    Jul 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights its Oil Analysis lab located at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • M45 Mask Production

    Jul 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights M45 mask production at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark.

  • CSM Elders at Naval Weapons Station, S.C.

    Jul 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights Command Sgt. Maj. Dan Elders visit to the 841st Transportation Battalion and the Army Field Support Battalion-Afloat, both located at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, S.C.

  • Spartan Missile Motor Destruction

    Jul 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the destruction of 22 Spartan Missile motors at Anniston Army Depot, Ala.

  • Austin Officials Advise Leaders / Surge Update

    Jul 11, 2007

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team and City of Austin officials are working together to answer questions and bring advise to local Iraqi leaders; Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, the 3rd Infantry Division commander, says troop surge is helping in region south of Baghdad.

  • Bald Eagle Delisted

    Jul 11, 2007

    Bald eagle delisted from threatened species list.

  • Gen. Casey Visits Fort Bliss

    Jul 10, 2007

    The next stop for Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., and Maj. Gen. Robert P. Lennox, commanding general, Fort Bliss, TX, is a visit to White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Casey received briefings on growth, FCS, and held a town hall meeting for Soldiers, civilians, and family members while at Fort Bliss.

  • Enlistment Quest

    Jul 10, 2007

    Soldiers loses 166 pounds, earns GED to join Army.

  • CTC Awards

    Jul 10, 2007

    Army receives two environmental awards from the White House.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot Environmental Award

    Jul 10, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command discusses Letterkenny Army Depots receipt of the 2006 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award.

  • Tiger Honors Troops

    Jul 9, 2007

    Tiger Woods honors troops at the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club on July 4th.

  • Austin, Texas, Becomes a Model for Local Iraqi Governments

    Jul 9, 2007

    To help Iraqi local governments move to self-sufficiency, the U.S. Army is using expertise from the Austin, Texas, city manager's office to examine concepts of governance.

  • 316th Sustainment Command Deploys as First of its kind

    Jul 6, 2007

    Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs versatile and mobile, can cater to several military branches --whether U.S., Coalition or Iraqi and will manage logistics at every level in theater, from the individual Soldier to the collective unit mission,Aca,!A? said Brig. Gen. Gregory E. Couch, commander of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve unit, based in Coraopolis, Pa, near Pittsburgh.

  • Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am

    Jul 6, 2007

    Tiger Woods honors troops at the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club on July 4th.

  • Utah NG Fights Fires / Achilles Hope Run

    Jul 5, 2007

    Utah National Guard helps fight wild fire in Utah; Wounded Warriors participate in Achilles Hope and Possibility 5 mile run.

  • Spc. Natasha McKinnon, Wounded Warrior at WRAMC

    Jul 5, 2007

    Spc. Natasha McKinnon mastering her prosthetic limb at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Bald Eagle Numbers Soaring

    Jul 2, 2007

    Bald Eagle leaving endangered list due in part to Army environmental stewardship.

  • Closing the Circle Awards

    Jul 2, 2007

    Army receives two Closing the Circle environmental awards from the White House. James Williams reports.

  • Texas Guard Responds to Flood-Ravaged Areas

    Jul 2, 2007

    Recent torrential rain has swept through much of Texas, causing severe flooding over 650 miles from Brownsville to Oklahoma. National Guard troops continue to help in flood-ravaged areas of those states.

  • Clean Up is a Breeze for Local Aviation Unit

    Jun 29, 2007

    Aircrews from the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade located near Ronkonkoma, Long Island, partnered with the local New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Park Rangers to perform an innovative training mission clean-up project in a New York State Park located between Deer Park and Baywood.

  • Duke Basketball Coach Presents Award

    Jun 28, 2007

    Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski returns to USMA to present Coach K award to cadets.

  • Texas Troops Deploy

    Jun 28, 2007

    Nearly 200 members of the Texas National Guard will soon be headed for Iraq.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    Jun 28, 2007

    Active and Reserve Component Drill Sergeants from across the country compete for top honors in the 2007 competition. John Harlow reports.

  • Mechanic School Goes 3-D

    Jun 28, 2007

    In an effort to increase training effectiveness and reach a new generation of Soldiers, the U.S. Army 187th Ordnance Battalion Wheel Vehicle Mechanic School at Fort Jackson has employed an innovative training method.

  • USACE Katrina Analysis / eCYBERMISSION

    Jun 28, 2007

    USACE releases risk analysis prototype based on post-Katrina analysis; eCYBERMISSION competition announces winners.

  • A Happy Homecoming for Support Unit

    Jun 26, 2007

    Nothing was going to dampen the festive mood June 15 at Wilson Fitness Center Aca,!" not delays in the air, on the McChord Air Force Base tarmac or even during weapons turn-in.

  • Fort Bliss Construction Project

    Jun 26, 2007

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are in the midst of a $3 billion construction project at Fort Bliss, TX in preparation for the arrival of the 1st Armored Division from Germany.


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