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  • 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

  • Civil War Cast Recalls Roots of Diversity

    Feb 21, 2008

    Guests to the Pentagon Feb. 26 are in for a surprise Aca,!" a performance by key players in the Civil War, including Gen. Ulysses Grant, in commemoration of African-American History Month.

  • Former Army Chaplain Chiefs Confer on Current Issues

    Feb 21, 2008

    As the Army's chaplaincy focuses on expanding services to wounded warriors and redeploying Soldiers, 15 former chiefs of chaplains gathered in Arlington, Va., for a "Graybeard Conference" Feb. 15 to discuss lessons learned from their tenures and relate them to the biggest concerns for today's Army.

  • Learning from the past

    Feb 21, 2008

    Graduates of the recently reinstated Military Occupational Specialty 150A, Air Traffic and Airspace Management Technician, listened intently to retired CW3 Martin Hammell as he discussed the history of the 150A warrant officer and what it was like to be one of the first Air Traffic and Airspace Management Technicians in the Army.

  • Father's deployment inspires daughter

    Feb 21, 2008

    Deployed father inspires daughter to pursue Army Aviation.

  • FM 3-0 Update From Gen. Casey

    Feb 21, 2008

    The new FM 3-0 is the first doctrinal change since 9-11 says General George Casey, Army Chief of Staff and brings Stability Operations to the same level as Offensive and Defensive Operations.

  • Army to Launch New Program for Wounded Warriors

    Feb 20, 2008

    The Army is ready to launch a new phase in caring for wounded warriors, the assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition told Soldiers and Army Civilians during an Army Leader Forum at the Pentagon Tuesday.

  • Secretary Geren at WRAMC Warrior Clinic

    Feb 20, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Geren at the opening of the new Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Season of change for Wagonmasters

    Feb 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Soldiers of 15th Sustainment Brigade gathered on Cooper Field Feb. 15 to bid farewell to the brigadeAca,!a,,cs commander, Col. Aundre Piggee, and welcome a new commander, Col. Larry Phelps.

  • Warrior Transition Brigade Update

    Feb 20, 2008

    Spc. Bradley Buckland, a Warrior in Transition, describes how the WTB has affected his recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Crystal Park reports.

  • Lakota Leaders Join Army to Welcome New Helicopter Fleet

    Feb 20, 2008

    Rosebud Sioux tribal leaders joined the Army Feb. 5 to celebrate the proud name for a new Army helicopter Aca,!" the UH-72A Lakota.

  • Apache Helicopter Pilots Get Visual Aid

    Feb 19, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. Aca,!" Unmanned aircraft systems are giving Apache helicopter pilots a new war-fighting advantage. Apache pilots can now receive video from unmanned systems for advance targeting information without entering harmAca,!a,,cs way. Demonstrated for the first time today at the Army Aviation Senior Leaders Conference, this effort is part of a rapid acquisition program to increase interoperability.

  • Army Drag Racing / Women's Boxing Champion

    Feb 19, 2008

    Army starts drag racing in 2008; Army sergeant is the women's champion in the Armed Forces Boxing Championship.

  • Walter Reed's Warrior Clinic Officially Opens

    Feb 15, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard Cody were at Walter Reed Army Medical Center today for the official opening and ribbon cutting of the hospitalAca,!a,,cs Warrior Clinic.

  • Yuma Testing Systems for War on Terror

    Feb 15, 2008

    The Developmental Test Command at Yuma Proving Ground has conducted a considerable workload of testing to help the Army develop weapon systems and munitions to fight the war on terror.

  • Pushing Men out of Planes Kept Him in Army

    Feb 15, 2008

    Back in 1971, then 2nd Lt. Jim Campbell began paying off the four years of Army service debt he incurred when he accepted an ROTC scholarship.

  • ACAP 'Express' to Debut Feb. 28

    Feb 15, 2008

    The launch of the Army Career Alumni Program Express, Feb. 28, will give Soldiers, their Families and Civilians a jump start on new careers as they retire or separate from the Army.

  • Fort Jackson Recycling

    Feb 14, 2008

    Fort Jackson strives to make recycling a way of life for everyone at the installation. As James Williams reports, that includes Soldiers on the range.

  • Virginia National Guard Battles Wildfires

    Feb 14, 2008

    More than 120 Virginia National Guard Soldiers went on state active duty Monday to join the battle against wildfires raging throughout the state.

  • PEO STRI Demonstration

    Feb 14, 2008

    Army shows Congress the latest developments in simulation training at their annual demo on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Crystal Park reports.

  • Rapid Response Earns Rigger Student an Impact Award

    Feb 13, 2008

    On Feb. 2, Pvt. Dale Henny, of Harrisburg, Pa., received an Impact Award for performing medical aid to an injured officer during a parachute jump Jan. 31. The Soldier, assigned to the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, 262nd QM Battalion, Company C, at Fort Lee, Va. is a student in the parachute rigger course.

  • Army Demonstrates Training Tools to Congress

    Feb 13, 2008

    Several of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest techno training tools were displayed on Capitol Hill last week, including a life-size medical mannequin that can blink, tear, salivate and even show allergic reactions, and a real-time language translator SoldierAca,!a,,cs wear on their wrist that will speak

  • Cobra Brigade hosts Bulgarian General: Visit to live-fire training part of Fort Hood tour

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 4th Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 4th Brigade Combat Team hosted a Bulgarian general at Sugarloaf Multi-Purpose Range as part of his visit here Feb. 5.

  • 'Bone Crushers' Help Build Homes

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Combat troops who served their country for more than a year in Iraq could not be asked to give any more than they already have, but one company of selfless Soldiers continues to give.

  • 'Chargers' reflect on success during deployment

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" When the Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 12th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, began their deployment, their area of operation was virtually shut down due to the increased spread of violence and destruction.

  • ACAP Express Program

    Feb 13, 2008

    ACAP launches Express program allowing Soldiers, families and civilians to sign up for programs using the internet.

  • Wounded Warrior Education Initiative

    Feb 13, 2008

    The Army partners with University of Kansas to provide Wounded Warriors an opportunity to earn their Master's Degree then job placement at Fort Leavenworth. Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores reports.

  • Army Testing 'Advantage Fund' Recruiting Incentives

    Feb 12, 2008

    The Army has begun a pilot program in five cities offering qualified recruits a down payment for home ownership or seed money to start their own business.

  • Soldier goes from officer to enlisted to officer

    Feb 12, 2008

    When the executive officer for Task Force Marshall was promoted Friday to lieutenant colonel at McCrady Training Area, it was a moment Richard MacDermott thought might never happen. He likens his rise and fall through the ranks to the twists and turns of a roller coaster. MacDermott enlisted in the Army in 1975, and then received a presidential appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He graduated as a second lieutenant in 1980. In 1993, after being promoted to major he resigned his commission. He spent the next 6 1/2 years working in Kuwait as a contractor.

  • All-Army Soccer Team Wins Silver Medal

    Feb 12, 2008

    Second Lt. Andrew Filauro and Staff Sgt. Titus Kamau led the All-Army men's team to a silver medal in the 2008 Armed Forces Soccer Championship Tournament Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

  • 'Grey Wolf' Commander Receives Freedom Award

    Feb 12, 2008

    Following an indescribably difficult deployment in Diyala province, Iraq, the commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will be awarded the first Aca,!EoeNo Greater SacrificeAca,!a,,c Freedom Award in Washington D.C., Feb. 13.

  • Suggesters claim Army award--a first for Tobyhanna

    Feb 12, 2008

    Three Tobyhanna electronics mechanics took top honors in the annual Army-wide suggestion competition after discovering a way to save about $150,000 a year.

  • Guard Car Wins Daytona's Shootout, Martin Takes 8th

    Feb 11, 2008

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. saluted National Guardsmen and women worldwide after winning the Budweiser Shootout Feb. 9 at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Lt. Gen. Schoomaker on Wounded Warrior Care

    Feb 11, 2008

    Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker talks about changes and improvements made to Wounded Warrior care in past year.

  • Army Space Anniversary

    Feb 11, 2008

    Redstone Army Arsenal hosts a ceremony commemoration the 50th Anniversary the Army's launch into space. Gail McCabe has the story.

  • Guard Responds to Storms across Nation

    Feb 11, 2008

    Nearly 300 members of the National Guard responded to call-ups from governors in seven states for emergency assistance during the first week in February after tornados and severe thunderstorms leveled communities in the South and snowstorms left residents without power and motorists stranded in the West.

  • Welcoming First Team Black Hawks home

    Feb 8, 2008

    Lt. Col. Christopher Joslin, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, watches from Cooper Field as eight of his battalionAca,!a,,cs UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters fly over the divisionAca,!a,,cs parade field on their return flight to Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 8. These helicopters recently returned to the United States via a cargo ship after completing their mission in Iraq.

  • Gen. Casey Awarded Legion of Honor

    Feb 8, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. is awarded the Legion of Honor by HervAfA Morin, Defense Minister, commander of the French Foreign Legion. The decoration is France's highest, first created by Napoleon Bonaparte shortly after the French Revolution. The ceremony took place Jan. 30 at the French ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C.

  • SecArmy: Soldiers Moved Heaven, Earth to Fix Care

    Feb 8, 2008

    The Army Medical Command has done much since the Army was shaken by revelations that Soldiers werenAca,!a,,ct getting the best treatment possible at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • SecArmy Geren Visits University of Kansas

    Feb 8, 2008

    Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren, visits the University of Kansas to help welcome 8 Soldiers into the Wounded Warrior Education Initiative Program.

  • In Honor of President Ronald Reagan

    Feb 7, 2008

    Three Blackhawk helicopters from Aviation Company, National Training Center and Fort Irwin perform a fly-over during a ceremony in honor of the 97th birthday of the late President Ronald Reagan at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Ca. on February 6th, 2008.

  • SMA to Congress: Army Improving Quality of Life

    Feb 7, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told Congress today that 22 new child development centers will be built this year across the Army, adding spaces for more than 15,000 children by September 2009.

  • An Open Letter from an Army Recruiter

    Feb 7, 2008

    Sgt. Justin C. Ellis joined the Army in 1999. He got out after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan but found that the grass was not as green on the other side as he thought.

  • Arkansas Guard promotes first African-American general

    Feb 7, 2008

    On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus defied the Supreme Court, calling in the Arkansas National Guard to prevent nine African American students from entering Little RockAca,!a,,cs Central High School. At the time, there were no African Americans in the Arkansas National Guard.

  • Leavenworth welcomes Army Secretary

    Feb 7, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visits Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to announce the launching of the Warriors in Transition Education Initiative, Feb. 5-6.

  • Troops Help Tribe Stabilize California Landslide

    Feb 7, 2008

    National Guard troops joined members of the Hoopa Indian Reservation to work on an engineering project designed to stabilize a hill and remove dirt from a major landslide in northern California.

  • Army Partners with KU for Wounded Warrior Education

    Feb 6, 2008

    The Army and the University of Kansas struck up a partnership that will allow wounded Soldiers to earn a masterAca,!a,,cs degree at the school and to apply what they have learned inside the ArmyAca,!a,,cs own academic community.

  • Bidding Farewell to Drill Sergeants

    Feb 6, 2008

    The last Fort Lee drill sergeants have switched headgear but not responsibilities. More than 20 noncommissioned officers from the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade donned their berets during an end of trail ceremony Jan. 30. The ceremony also marked the end of a long-held tradition of drill sergeants leading advanced individual training Soldiers at Fort Lee since 1985. Fort Lee is one of several AIT locations that are transitioning from drill sergeants to platoon sergeants and squad leaders.

  • Fort Lee Retention Program Tops in TRADOC

    Feb 6, 2008

    Aca,!A"Soldiers taking care of Soldiers.Aca,!A? That seemed to be the dominant theme tossed around at an awards ceremony held Jan. 24 recognizing Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs retention program as the best operation within the Training and Doctrine Command for fiscal year 2007. The ceremony, held at the Regimental Club, served to trumpet the accomplishments of the many units, reenlistment noncommissioned officers, retention NCOs and career counselors that helped to make them the best among 19 TRADOC commands.

  • Tornadoes Bring out National Guard

    Feb 6, 2008

    More than 160 National Guard members turned out Wednesday to support tornado recovery missions in three of the states hit by a violent string of twisters Tuesday night.

  • Soldiers alleviate hostile threat during training mission

    Feb 5, 2008

    Fort RuckerAca,!a,,cs Special Reaction Team foil assault plot during an evaluated exercise Jan. 25.

  • Ohio Guard First to Receive Bio Detection System

    Feb 5, 2008

    Soldiers from the 637th Chemical Company gathered last month to display and demonstrate their newest weapon in the fight against terrorism - the Joint Biological Point Detection System.

  • Aviation Leaders Gather at Rucker for Conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Active and retired Army leaders from around the globe came together at Fort Rucker this week to discuss the health of Army Aviation and how they can work together to keep the branch strong far into the future during the 2008 Army Aviation Senior Leaders Conference.

  • Task Force Iguana

    Feb 5, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Iguana train El Salvador forces for upcoming deployment to Iraq. Pfc. Jeremy Vaught reports.

  • Wounded Warrior Inspires Giants at Super Bowl

    Feb 4, 2008

    When the New York Giants upset the New England PatriotsAca,!a,,c perfect season in the last two minutes of SundayAca,!a,,cs Super Bowl, they did it with one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs own as an honorary teammate.

  • Hatch Act

    Feb 4, 2008

    The Hatch Act provides directives for federal, state and local employees, including Soldiers, regarding political activities.

  • Troop Prepares for New Life

    Feb 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" After more than nine years of serving his country, one dedicated Soldier prepares for life as a civilian. But before he makes the journey from camouflage to pinstripe suits, he takes time to reflect on his life so far and recent duty in Iraq.

  • General Thanks Troops, Families for Sacrifices

    Feb 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Friends and family of the 1st Cavalry Division gathered at the Fort Hood Catering and Conference Center Jan. 29 to honor six First Team troopers and recognize the efforts of nearly 25 volunteers.

  • Discover Village

    Feb 4, 2008

    Fort Lewis, Wash. completes Discover Village an RCI housing area and there are more renovated and news homes to come by 2012.

  • Wranglers Change Commands

    Feb 4, 2008

    15th Special Troops Battalion Change of Command Ceremony on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 31

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