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  • 9/11 Survivor Returns to Tell Story of Hope

    Sep 12, 2007

    Minutes after terrorists slammed a hijacked commercial airliner into the Pentagon six years ago, Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell thought he was going to die. He made his peace with God and gave up the fight for survival.

  • Chaplain Returns to Minister to Pentagon after 9/11

    Sep 12, 2007

    Six years ago, Army Chaplain (Col.) William Broome stared in disbelief as he ran toward a burning Pentagon from his Crystal City office to minister to those injured and the Families of those who died.

  • 9/11 Memorial Observance

    Sep 11, 2007

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hosts the Pentagon September 11 Memorial observance for family members of those who perished in the attack on the Pentagon.

  • Freedom Walk 2007

    Sep 11, 2007

    The sights and sounds, thoughts and feelings of the 2007 America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C., Ft. Carson, CO., Chicago,IL., Forest Hill, TX., Paramus NJ., and Las Vegas, NV.

  • Battling Suicide

    Sep 11, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, Army Chief of Chaplains, talks about how strong family ties can prevent suicides.

  • LA National Guard Soldiers in Major Movie Star

    Sep 11, 2007

    Louisiana National Guard soldiers help on the set of Jessica Simpson's new film, 'Major Movie Star'. Crystal Park has the story.

  • Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq

    Sep 10, 2007

    Mr. Chairmen, Ranking Members, Members of the Committees, thank you for the opportunity to provide my assessment of the security situation in Iraq and to discuss the recommendations I recently provided to my chain of command for the way forward.

  • Maj. Gen. Carver on Suicide Prevention Week

    Sep 10, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, Army Chief of Chaplains, talks about 'Suicide Prevention Week'.

  • Jessica Simpson in 'Major Movie Star'

    Sep 10, 2007

    Crystal Park takes us on the set of Jessica Simpson's new movie about life as a Soldier called 'Major Movie Star'.

  • More Than 10,000 Commemorate Sep. 11 Anniversary During Freedom Walk

    Sep 10, 2007

    In stark contrast to 9/11, when thousands fled the burning Pentagon building, on Sunday, more than 10,000 people walked toward it during the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk honoring those killed in the 9/11 attacks, as well as the nationAca,!a,,cs veterans, past and present.

  • England: Pentagon's 9/11 Memorial 'America's Memorial'

    Sep 10, 2007

    When it is completed in about a year from now, the Pentagon Memorial will commemorate the sacrifice of not only the 184 victims who died here, but also those who perished at the other Sept. 11, 2001, attack sites in New York City and Pennsylvania, Deputy Secretary Gordon R. England said here today.

  • 9/11: Keeping the Heart of the Pentagon Beating

    Sep 10, 2007

    Sept. 11, 2001, started beautifully. But by 10 a.m., the clear blue skies were marred by black smoke rising above horrific scenes of death and destruction.

  • Pentagon Memorial Tour

    Sep 7, 2007

    The Pentagon Memorial construction site was open to the media as family members took a tour.

  • Pentagon Memorial Progress Report

    Sep 7, 2007

    A progress report on the construction of the Pentagon Memorial honoring victims of the Pentagon 9/11 terrorist attack.

  • SOUTHCOM Aircrew Evacuates 19 From Path of Hurricane Felix

    Sep 7, 2007

    Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo, a component of U.S. Southern Command, evacuated 19 U.S. citizens from the island of Roatan today, prior to the landfall of Hurricane Felix.

  • Previous Soldier of the Year Seeks NCO Title in 2007 DA 'Best Warrior' Competition

    Sep 7, 2007

    The 2003 Soldier of the Year will return to Fort Lee Oct. 1 - 5 seeking the Department of the Army NCO of the Year title. Staff Sgt. Russell Burnham, 32nd Medical Brigade at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, who will be representing the U.S. Army Medical Command, said there isnAca,!a,,ct anything else he would rather do than compete.

  • Combating Fraud / Super Leads Program

    Sep 7, 2007

    Army combating contract fraud, new Secretary of the Army Task Force established; Army Recruiting Command 'Super Leads' program.

  • Private Elvis Presley

    Sep 7, 2007

    Recapping the days when Private Elvis Presley served in the Army. Master Sgt. Mike Wetzel has the story.

  • After Surviving Sniper's Bullet, Soldier Looks to Future

    Sep 7, 2007

    In a decision that had more to do with simple human compassion than a desire to be in the thick of things, Staff Sgt. Matthew Keil volunteered for his first tour in Iraq.

  • Welcome Home

    Sep 6, 2007

    On September 4, 2007, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at Fort Lewis' Sheridan Gym, to welcome home Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division advanced party.

  • Rendering Honors

    Sep 5, 2007

    Soldiers and Airmen from the North Dakota National Guard, practice military funeral honor movements at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Fargo, N.D., Aug. 17. Members of the armed forces participate in funerals of veterans throughout the United States.

  • Army Boat Supports Dive Teams Trying to Raise Russian Sub

    Sep 5, 2007

    Usually a transport vessel, the U.S. Army Vessel New Orleans is rendering itself as a diving platform for Army and Navy divers attempting to salvage a sunken Russian submarine in Providence Harbor.

  • Two Twins at Fort Knox

    Sep 4, 2007

    Two sets of twins in the same company at basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Crystal Park has the story.

  • Alternative Fuels Used by Soldier

    Aug 31, 2007

    Reserve Soldier uses alternate fuels in his diesel car.

  • Hawkins' Walk a Mile for a Soldier

    Aug 31, 2007

    Marcia Hawkins makes it to Washington D.C. after her long walk starting in Deerfield, Mass.

  • Secretary Geren Welcomed to Army in Arrival Ceremony

    Aug 30, 2007

    Reshaping support to Army Families and rebalancing a force stretched by war will be the priorities for Army Secretary Pete Geren. Secretary Geren spoke during an arrival ceremony hosted here today by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. In a nod to Secretary GerenAca,!a,,cs Dallas background, the Army Band played Aca,!A"The Yellow Rose of TexasAca,!A? during the pre-event concert. Secretary Geren, who represented Dallas in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 1997, has served as the 20th Army secretary since July 16. Aca,!A"Pete Geren is the right person, at the right time, to serve as secretary of the Army,Aca,!A? Gen. Casey said in his remarks at the ceremony.

  • Florida Guard Female First to Train on NASAMS

    Aug 30, 2007

    Florida Army National Guard female first to train on NASAMS

  • First Army Commander Visits: HonorAfA Tours Training Sites on Bliss, McGregor

    Aug 30, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Russel L. HonorAfA, commanding general of First Army, visits Fort Bliss training sites

  • Alaska Guard Soldiers Protect the Homeland

    Aug 30, 2007

    Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers protect the U.S. with missile defense system.

  • 365 and Counting

    Aug 29, 2007

    Last Sunday, the 82nd Airborne Division set a new record. There have been no personally-owned vehicle accident fatalities for 365 days and counting.

  • Battalion of Walkers

    Aug 29, 2007

    Marcia Hawkins, mother of a deployed soldier, and her 'Battalion of Walkers' arrives in Washington D.C. at the end of a walk from Massachusetts.

  • Two Years Since Katrina

    Aug 29, 2007

    It has been two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Mary Cochran reports.

  • OIF Veteran Returns Home to Help Army Recruiters

    Aug 28, 2007

    Spc. Workman, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom is taking part in the Special Recruiter Assistance Program (SRAP)

  • Army Leaders Forum - Army Secretary Geren

    Aug 28, 2007

    Army Leaders Forum, Aug. 23, 2007, focuses on the Honorable Pete Geren, the Secretary of the Army.

  • Kibben Takes Command of Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Aug 27, 2007

    Col. Charles W. Kibben became the fourteenth commander of Crane Army Ammunition Activity here July 12, overlooking Naval Support Activity Crane's Lake Greenwood. Kibben replaces Col. Todd R. Smith, who became the Chief of Staff at U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC), Rock Island, Ill.

  • Secretary of the Army Visits Fort Dix

    Aug 27, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visits Fort Dix, N.J., Aug. 24.

  • Soldiers Build Road in Alaska for Indian Tribe

    Aug 27, 2007

    First proposed by the Metlakatla Indian community nearly 60 years ago, the road project has finally become a reality, thanks to the help of Soldiers.

  • Dinner is Served

    Aug 24, 2007

    Food service specialists give meals an extra kick at COP Callahan. Staff. Sgt. Randy Randolph has the story.

  • Alaska Guard Sees Dynamic Change in Face of Deployments

    Aug 24, 2007

    The Army National Guard in Alaska is manned to 98 percent and recruiting numbers are going up. This is in the midst of what Maj. Gen. Craig E. Campbell called their most challenging deployment.

  • Dean Relief / MRAPs to Iraq

    Aug 23, 2007

    Soldiers and Airman assist in Dean relief efforts; Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicles headed to Iraq.

  • 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.


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