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  • Supply Specialists in Short Supply

    Oct 25, 2007

    The growing demand of Soldiers trained in unit supply and automated logistics is translating into the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School training more specialists than their annual requirement.

  • Joint Training Mission

    Oct 24, 2007

    Soldiers and Airmen trained together at Fort Fisher, N.C. The MH-47 Chinook crew and helicopters are from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., and the Airmen are from Hurlburt Field, Fla.

  • Georgia High School Football Rivalry Extends Thousands of Miles to Iraq

    Oct 24, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"My team is the best,Aca,!A? Sgt. 1st Class Tony Copeland, noncommissioned officer in charge of 1st Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs personnel office and Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Manning, 1st BCT Iraqi Security Forces Cell noncommissioned officer, stated in unison.

  • Houston Cheerleaders Compete to Raise Nearly $4,000 for Wagonmaster's FRG

    Oct 24, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The Family Readiness Group co-leaders accepted a gift of nearly $4,000 from the cheerleading squads of Klein Forest and Westfield High Schools during a Homecoming Game held Oct. 12 in Houston.

  • Fort Hood, Reserve Units Return Home

    Oct 24, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" When Soldiers come home from a deployment to Iraq, nothing will stop their families from meeting them at the welcome ceremony, not even the weather.

  • Working Dog Competition

    Oct 23, 2007

    The 2nd Annual TRADOC Military Working Dog Warrior Police Challenge. The top two honors went to handlers from Fort Lee, VA.

  • Family Covenant Signing at Fort Knox

    Oct 19, 2007

    The Army top leaders sign the Family Covenant at Fort Knox.

  • Med Trauma Training

    Oct 19, 2007

    Medical Trauma Training with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID, at the National Trauma Center. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Tribute Mural

    Oct 18, 2007

    Soldiers of 2-159th Aviation Battalion paint a mural to pay tribute to 9-11 and fallen comrades.

  • Battlemind Prep. / Golden Knights Take Honors

    Oct 18, 2007

    Battlemind helps families prepare for deployment; Women Gold Knights take top honors at nationals.

  • Free Video Editing / $92,000,000 COE Contract

    Oct 17, 2007

    Online company offering free video editing for Soldiers and their Families; Army Corps of Engineers awards $92 million contract for a new battlefield medical center.

  • Army Family Covenant at AUSA

    Oct 17, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Casey discusses the Army Family Covenant at Family Forums at this year's AUSA. Crystal Park reports.

  • Army Earns 'Nobel'-Like Awards for Business Efficiencies

    Oct 17, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs coveted awards -- equivalent to "Nobel Prize for Manufacturing" -- are an affirmation of the successful implementation of best business practices.

  • Father Adopts Son's Mission / Army Wife Drops 100

    Oct 16, 2007

    Father joins Army to take on son's mission; Army wife loses 100 pounds, joins Army.

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Iraq Training at NTC

    Oct 16, 2007

    25th ID's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team trains at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in preparation for deployment. Gail McCabe reports.

  • 2007 Best Warrior Awards

    Oct 15, 2007

    Feature on the 2007 Best Warrior Competition and announcement of winners by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston at the AUSA Annual Meeting.

  • Coming to America

    Oct 13, 2007

    BAGHDAD, IRAQ - Iraqi translators who work for the United States military provide an extremely valuable service, but these Iraqis also take on considerable risk for themselves and their families.

  • Above and Beyond

    Oct 10, 2007

    The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced the establishment of the Aca,!A"Above and Beyond Citizen HonorsAca,!A? initiative in an early morning press conference in Washington DC Tuesday. Several members of the Medal of Honor Society were joined by retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Colin Powell, and NFL great Tiki Barber as they made the announcement from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

  • 2007 Best Warriors Announced at AUSA

    Oct 10, 2007

    The 2007 Best Warriors were announced by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston at AUSA.

  • Army 10-Miler

    Oct 10, 2007

    Volunteers area vital component to an event like the Army ten mile race. Staff Sgt. Dan Wiltshire introduces us to one such special lady.

  • AUSA Theme Announced

    Oct 9, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomes attendees to AUSA and outlines the Army's new theme "America's Army: Strength of the Nation."

  • Secretary of the Army Geren's Welcome Speech at AUSA

    Oct 9, 2007

    Secretary Geren welcomes attendees to AUSA and outlines the Army's new theme. Jini Ryan reports on the opening ceremony.

  • Best Warrior - Day Five, Mystery Event (Combatives)

    Oct 5, 2007

    TheyAca,!a,,cve been put through the ringer, but yet they continue to show their Army Strong, as the Soldiers battle one another during the final event of the 2007 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition. All have put forth their best efforts and are now anxiously awaiting for MondayAca,!a,,cs award ceremony in Washington, D.C., during which the winners will be announced.

  • Gratitude - Native Liberian Obligates Himself To Service After U.S. Army Soldier Saves His Life

    Oct 4, 2007

    Spc. Momo S. Larmena Jr. has made a life of giving back. He once headed the Red Cross in his native country, is founder and chief executive officer of a very successful community outreach program and is currently a single parent to six foster children. So when a U.S. Army Soldier rescued him from certain death, he felt he had to repay a debt Aca,!" through serving the country of the Soldier who saved his life. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm showing my gratitude,Aca,!A? he said, having enlisted in the Army Reserve six months ago. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm committed to the Army. ItAca,!a,,cs something I want to do.Aca,!A? Currently an advanced individual training student assigned to Company A, 244th QM Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, LarmenaAca,!a,,cs journey to becoming Soldier is fraught with tragedy and triumph.

  • Best Warrior Competitor Continues Family Tradition of Military Excellence

    Oct 4, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Russell Burnham, U.S. Army Medical Command, has amassed quite a list of achievements in nearly six years of service in the Army. The 2003 Forces Command Soldier of the Year, 2003 Department of the Army Soldier of the Year, 2004 American Legion Military Spirit of Service awardee and 2007 Medical Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, to name a few.

  • Wealth of Experience Guides Warriors through Competition

    Oct 4, 2007

    Every competitor entering the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., brings with them a wealth of experience. For some Soldiers and NCOs, success in previous competitions, a strong unit support chain or a deployment helped them in their pursuit of the Best Warrior title.

  • Best Warrior Competition Kicks Off

    Oct 4, 2007

    Best Warrior Competition Kicks Off at Ft. Lee, VA.

  • Electric Cars

    Oct 4, 2007

    Fort Benning takes steps to meet the president's directive on improving energy efficiency.

  • Rapid Fielding Initiative 2007

    Oct 4, 2007

    The Army's Program Executive-Office Soldier outfitted it's one-millionth customer with a Rapid Fielding Initiative kit Sept. 25.

  • What does it mean to be the Best Warrior and represent your command'

    Oct 3, 2007

    Rovelstad is currently competing along with 25 other Soldiers in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Oct. 1-5.

  • Red Carpet Rolls Out for Burn Survivors

    Oct 3, 2007

    Fort Myer gave several young burn survivors the royal treatment Sept. 26. For the fourth year in a row, the installation fire department hosted a luncheon for children from the International Association of Fire Fighters National ChildrenAca,!a,,cs Burn Camp in Washington.

  • New Correctional Command

    Oct 3, 2007

    New Correctional Command is stood up.

  • Best Warrior Competition - Day Two, Pre-combat Checks/Inspections

    Oct 2, 2007

    Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers vying for the titles of Department of the Army NCO and Soldier of the Year make final adjustments to their gear during the pre-combat checks/inspections on the second day of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 2, 2007.

  • From Dancing Shoes to Combat Boots, Goforth Trades Possible Stage Career for Army Life

    Oct 2, 2007

    FORT LEE, Va. -- As a child, it was dance lessons, singing auditions and theater recitals. As a teenager, it was the performing arts high school and summer camps with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. When she became an adult, she strayed from an entertainment career path, strapped on a pair of combat boots and embraced the life of a Soldier.

  • Best Warrior Competition & Soldiers Mag

    Oct 2, 2007

    Best Warrior Competition for NCO and Soldier of the Year underway at Fort Lee; October issue of Soldiers Magazine unveils new look.

  • Final Preparations

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Awaiting Word

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Best Warrior Interview

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Sharing a Laugh

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Words of Encouragement

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Attention to Detail

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestants Face First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Last Minute Adjustments

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Contestant Faces First Day of Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Best Warrior Competition - Day One, NCO and Soldier Boards

    Oct 1, 2007

    Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers vying for the titles of Department of the Army NCO and Soldier of the Year faced the first of many trials on the first day of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 1, 2007. Each went before a panel of command sergeants major who evaluated them on their appearance and knowledge of the Army.

  • Best Warrior Competition- Day One, NCO Boards

    Oct 1, 2007

    Noncommissioned Officers fighting for the NCO of the Year title faced the first of many trials on the first day of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 1, 2007. Each went before a panel of command sergeants major who evaluated them on their appearance and knowledge of the Army.

  • 50th Anniv. Operation Arkansas

    Oct 1, 2007

    50th Anniversary of Operation Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1957, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers were sent to escort the 'Little Rock Nine' into Little Rock Central High School. Crystal Park reports.

  • Army Wives and WRAMC Gearing Up for Army 10 Miler

    Oct 1, 2007

    The real Army Wives gear up for Army 10 Miler as does the WRAMC team Missing Part in Action.

  • U.S. National Guard, Pakistan Build Strategic Partnership

    Oct 1, 2007

    Pakistan is transforming its military to be better able to conduct counter-insurgency operations against terrorists. The U.S. National Guard is offering suggestions to them based on its own recent transformation.

  • And this year's competitiors are....

    Sep 30, 2007

    Competitiors stood and received a round of applause for their achievement in reaching the 2007 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Preston Praises Warriors

    Sep 30, 2007

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston talks to the competitors following the welcome dinner, Sept. 30, at the 2007 Best Warrior Competition, Fort Lee, Va.

  • Encouraging Words

    Sep 30, 2007

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston addresses the competitiors, sponsors and guests at the 2007 Best Warrior Competition welcome dinner, Sept. 30, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Welcome Warriors

    Sep 30, 2007

    Sgt. Martin Jensen (Left) and Sgt. Patrick Mann (Right) represents Space and Missile Command at the 2007 Best Warrior Competitionat Fort Lee, Va. During a brief intermission at the welcome dinner, Sept. 20, the two competitors glance over study cards in preparation for the following morning's board appearances, while Jensen's sponsor (center) approves of their good use of spare time. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • Welcome Warriors

    Sep 30, 2007

    Competitors of the 2007 Best Warrior Commpetition pose for photos with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, following the welcome dinner at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 30. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • First Team Honors Wounded, Volunteers

    Sep 28, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Friends and family of the 1st Cavalry Division gathered Sept. 25 to honor 28 troopers and recognize the efforts of nearly 30 volunteers at the Catering and Conference Center here.

  • 2nd CAB Lights Up DoAfA+-a Ana Range with Tank Gunnery

    Sep 27, 2007

    Soldiers from the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 5th Brigade (Army Evaluation Task Force) 1st Armored Division, conducted tank gunnery as part of a combined arms exercise at Dona AAfA+-a Range, N.M.

  • Cody: Fort Rucker visit inspiring

    Sep 27, 2007

    General Cody visits students at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Fort Benning's Cultural Resource Specialists

    Sep 27, 2007

    Fort Benning's cultural resources specialists get to work following the latest BRAC announcement.

  • SOUTHCOM Celebrates Decade in Miami, Receives Defense Award

    Sep 27, 2007

    The men and women assigned to U.S. Southern Command will attend a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday recognizing their service to the nation with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, an event that will coincide with a day long celebration marking the commandAca,!a,,cs 10th anniversary headquartered in Miami.

  • Ft. Benning Using Electric Cars

    Sep 26, 2007

    Ft. Benning buys electric cars to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases.

  • Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in NYC

    Sep 25, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Jason Useltons gets special invite to Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in New York City.

  • To The Fallen Records

    Sep 25, 2007

    New recording label -- To The Fallen Records -- promotes military musicians exclusively on its compilation discs. Jini Ryan reports.

  • Reserve-Component Families Face Universal Challenges

    Sep 25, 2007

    Not only are Army Reserve Families isolated in the uniqueness of their problems in their communities, but they also feel disconnected from the Army, said Paulla Savage, a Family Programs spokesperson.

  • 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony

    Sep 25, 2007

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) escorted the Little Rock Nine to and from the stage during the Little Rock High School National Historic Site Visitor Center Dedication Ceremony on September 25th, 2007.

  • 101st Airborne Division Soldiers Escort Little Rock Nine on 50th Anniversary

    Sep 25, 2007

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), escorted the "Little Rock Nine" to and from the stage in a 50th Anniversary Ceremony, in Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 24, 2007, during a dedication ceremony.

  • First Team Remembers Fallen Comrades

    Sep 24, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"Sabers never quit!Aca,!A? With the sounding of their unit motto, Capt. Chris Wooldridge, the rear detachment commander of the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gave the order to fall out.

  • Men's Softball Wins / PT in the Pool

    Sep 24, 2007

    All-Army Men's Softball wins All-Armed Forces tournament; Soldiers hit the pool for PT.

  • The Emmys

    Sep 24, 2007

    Stars show their support for the troops in Iraq while on the red carpet at the Emmys. Spc. Karina Kabalan has the story.

  • Texas Soldiers Join Their 'Brothers-in-Arms' in Honduras

    Sep 24, 2007

    U.S. and Honduran Soldiers train together and build valuable relationships.

  • Army Honors Its 'Top Dogs'

    Sep 21, 2007

    Army working dogs routinely save lives in combat and in humanitarian operations. Now, some of the lucky dogs have even more bragging rights.

  • NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Drive National Guard Car

    Sep 21, 2007

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose familyAca,!a,,cs name is part and parcel with American motorsports legend, will drive the Chevrolet the National Guard will sponsor in NASCARAca,!a,,cs top-level Sprint Cup series in 2008.

  • Planning the Way Ahead to Save Lives

    Sep 20, 2007

    The U.S. Army must continue its transformation and cultural change in relation to safety if it is to decrease accidental losses and protect Soldiers said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during a visit to Fort Rucker and the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently.

  • Hollywood Shows Support at Emmys

    Sep 20, 2007

    Hollywood stars sends messages of support to the troops from red carpet of the Prime Time Emmy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, California.

  • WRMC Advanced Training Center

    Sep 20, 2007

    The $10 million Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is the newest state-of-the art facility for amputees. Mary Cochran reports.

  • Dropping Weight to Join / Latina Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2007

    Soldier lost 160 pounds to join the Army; Latina Soldiers honored by Latina Style magazine.

  • Ferel Hogs at Ft. Benning

    Sep 19, 2007

    Fort Benning officials attempt to reduce the installation's feral hog population.

  • Maryland Guard Vigilant in Homeland Defense Exercise

    Sep 19, 2007

    Soldiers of the Maryland National Guard were among the first at the scene of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. Six years later, some of these same Soldiers are participating in a homeland defense exercise.

  • First Troopers Return Home

    Sep 18, 2007

    KILLEEN, TEXAS Aca,!" The first three troopers from the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 15th Sustainment Brigade arrived to the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport Sept. 17 to waiting family members and fellow troopers.

  • Commissioning Ceremony/ Air Force Anniversary

    Sep 18, 2007

    LSV Maj. Gen. Robert Smalls Commissioning Ceremony in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Air Force's 60th Anniversary.

  • Army Commemorates 1957 Little Rock Deployment

    Sep 18, 2007

    Fifty years ago, the 101st Airborne Division made history as troops deployed to Little Rock, Ark., to escort nine black high school students into the all-white Central High School amid racial protests.

  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Pays Farewell Visit to SOUTHCOM

    Sep 17, 2007

    Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with more than 1,300 personnel from U.S. Southern Command today during a farewell visit to the command's headquarters here.

  • Top Army Reserve NCO Cites Challenges Ahead in Transforming Force

    Sep 17, 2007

    The Army Reserve has changed from a force of last resort to an integral part of the Army structure, said the Army ReserveAca,!a,,cs senior enlisted Soldier.

  • Katrina recovery leader provides message of hope

    Sep 14, 2007

    Lt. Gen Russel Honore, commanding general of the First Army, was on hand at Madera South High School on Saturday as keynote speaker for the California Center for Justice's National Youth Summit. Honore gained media attention as commander of the Department of Defense's Joint Task Force Katrina in the wake of the devastating hurricane.

  • Angelle Sampey - Army Motorcycle Racer

    Sep 14, 2007

    A look at the U.S. Army Pro-Stock Motorcycle Driver, Angelle Sampey.

  • Military Advanced Training Center Opens at WRAMC

    Sep 13, 2007

    Walter Reed Army Medical CenterAca,!a,,cs new Military Advanced Training Center opened its doors today to offer rehabilitating Soldiers the latest in cutting edge equipment to help with their recovery.

  • Hire a Hero.org

    Sep 13, 2007

    HireAHero.org helps military vets find jobs.

  • YES Program

    Sep 13, 2007

    YES program allows high school seniors to find out about career opportunities.

  • WRAMC Military Advanced Training Center

    Sep 12, 2007

    The Military Advanced Training Center has its grand opening at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • When Soldiers Deploy, Others Support Them From Homefront

    Sep 12, 2007

    When Soldiers deploy, they leave behind key people to provide vital home-station support while theyAca,!a,,cre gone. They maintain unit property and equipment, untangle pay and legal problems that arise during the deployment, and train replacements being sent to the unit.

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