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  • Fort Bragg first to receive upgraded M119 howitzers

    May 6, 2013

    On April 19, Artillerymen at Fort Bragg, N.C., became the first unit in the Army to receive digitized M119A3 howitzers, which will make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker in combat.

  • 'Hiring Our Heroes' introduces personal branding workshop at job fair

    May 6, 2013

    The "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair at Joint Base Andrews, Md., introduced a new workshop, May 3, 2013, to assist job seekers with resumes, interview techniques and career transition skills.

  • Francis Lewis back at national drill helm

    May 6, 2013

    A New York high school won the masters level unarmed division of the National High School Drill Team Championships, May 6, 2013, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Army G1 visits, addresses Army Ready and Resilient

    May 3, 2013

    The U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 26, 2013, to meet with leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • NFL player, Reserve officer shares Army story

    May 1, 2013

    Before starting his second season in the NFL, Army Reserve 1st Lt. Collin Mooney embarked on a two-week tour of area schools to support Army recruiting. The Tennessee Titans' fullback visited 13 high schools across western Kentucky and middle Tennessee during his annual training period.

  • Maneuver Center of Excellence to use university model to maximize efficiency

    May 1, 2013

    Since the Armor and Infantry schools have been co-located at Fort Benning, Ga., the Maneuver School of Excellence plans to functionally realign its brigades to streamline brigade structure, maximize efficiency and reduce redundancy, while still maintaining branch-specific traditions, cultures and skills.

  • Army Ten-Miler race registration opens May 1

    Apr 30, 2013

    Priority registration will open May 1, 2013, at 12:01 a.m. for all U.S. service members and runners who have participated in seven or more Army Ten-Miler races.

  • Westphal, Fort Sill community break ground on new elementary school

    Apr 29, 2013

    U.S. Army, Oklahoma state and local officials broke ground for a new $45 million elementary school, April 26, 2013, ensuring national academic excellence for military children at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • 'Ironhorse' Mungadai: Test of fitness, flexibility, solidarity

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Ironhorse Brigade company, troop and battery commanders completed the first "Mungadai," April 9-11, 2013, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • National summit melds citizen-Soldier needs with civilian support

    Apr 26, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III joined a broad mix of nearly 300 DOD, healthcare and civilian academic professionals from 30 states who met in Ann Arbor, Mich., to discuss the need to work collaboratively to address the resiliency needs of Reserve and National Guard service members and their families.

  • National Guard Soldiers recall heroic actions at Boston Marathon

    Apr 25, 2013

    When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, three members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard followed their instincts and training, helping to save lives in the process.

  • Fort Knox among first to host master fitness mobile training team

    Apr 25, 2013

    Fort Knox, Ky., is among the first installations to host one of the Army's mobile training teams that travel among installations teaching the new Master Fitness Trainer Course.

  • 502nd conducts assault river exercise

    Apr 25, 2013

    The 502nd Multi Role Bridge Company lived up to its name last week with an assault river crossing exercise that included a zodiac assault mission, air assault sling loads and construction of a seven-float improved ribbon bridge raft, at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Army seeks round of base closure, realignment for 2015

    Apr 24, 2013

    The Army says a round of base realignment and closure for fiscal year 2015 is necessary to save tax dollars, consolidate resources and adapt to force reductions.

  • Colorado Avalanche hockey team honors service members

    Apr 23, 2013

    The arena erupted with cheers as the Colorado Avalanche took the ice for the pregame warm-up donning special camouflage jerseys as a show of support for the men and women who serve the nation in uniform, in Denver, April 21, 2013.

  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Missouri Guard units providing flood response along Mississippi River

    Apr 22, 2013

    About 100 Missouri National Guard members from units in St. Louis and Hannibal joined dozens of volunteers to work in support of flood relief operations in affected areas.

  • Vigilant Guard tests Homeland Response Force mission

    Apr 21, 2013

    Military and civilian responders focused on preparedness and consequence management as they trained to save lives during Vigilant Guard, April 15-19, 2013, at Camp Gruber near Muskogee, Okla.

  • Fort Hood is no stranger to winning environmental awards

    Apr 19, 2013

    Last year Fort Hood won the installation and team award at both the Secretary of Army and Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards competitions. This year it was no surprise when they captured the Sustainability award for a non-industrial installation 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies, today, during a visit to Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Sandhurst Competition gets under way

    Apr 19, 2013

    Live fires highlighted the opening day of the annual Sandhurst Competition, an international event pitting 58 teams in a variety of Soldier tasks aimed at testing participants physically and mentally, held at West Point, N.Y.

  • 'FET' to fight: Female Engagement Team makes history

    Apr 18, 2013

    A female engagement team with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, will make history as the first female engagement team to deploy from Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Going Green: District powers debris-removal vessel with biofuel

    Apr 18, 2013

    Soybeans are helping power a debris-removal vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.

  • Reservists celebrate Army Reserve birthday with fun run

    Apr 18, 2013

    More than 100 Army Reservists, including three who are also members of Congress, took part in a morning run, April 18, 2013, to commemorate the Army Reserve's 105th birthday.

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army's under secretary said with sequestration in place and deep cuts requested, the Army is concerned about how it can train, equip and sustain Soldiers to be ready when called upon.

  • Crisis communications in the nation's capital

    Apr 17, 2013

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) spent two days learning how to operate the Combat Service Support Automated Information Systems Interface network, during training hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's J4 Logistics Directorate at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., April 8 - 9, 2013.

  • Army leaders visit with wounded Soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    Top senior Army officials and their spouses visited with wounded warriors and staff during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 16, 2013.

  • Massachusetts National Guard supports Boston Police

    Apr 16, 2013

    The Massachusetts National Guard continues to assist local and state authorities following the explosions in Boston, April 15, 2013.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier chosen as 2013 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

    Apr 16, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Josalette R. Simmons has been selected as the Army's Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for 2013 for her pivotal efforts and dedication in transitioning XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C., from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program to the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program.

  • Despite sequestration Army Field Band stays busy, mentors local students

    Apr 15, 2013

    April 1, 2013, was scheduled to be the start of Spring Tour 2013 for the United States Army Field Band, but sequestration and restricted travel guidance forced the band to refocus its efforts.

  • Marshall seminar recognizes Cadet Command's best

    Apr 15, 2013

    Some 187 senior Cadets are taking part in the 36th annual George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar, on the campus of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

  • Strategy conference tackles land power, strategic issues facing nation

    Apr 15, 2013

    Experts from academia, military and government converged on Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to discuss links between land power and vital strategic issues facing the nation and the world, during the Army War College Strategy Conference April 9-11, 2013.

  • Army supports another BRAC round in fiscal year 2015

    Apr 14, 2013

    The Army's assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment was back on Capitol Hill along with Defense Department and service counterparts to request another round of base realignment and closure in fiscal year 2015.

  • Hurricane 'Z' makes landfall; Max Brooks joins Army North's hurricane rehearsal

    Apr 11, 2013

    It doesn't matter if mankind is facing a zombie apocalypse, a massive hurricane or a catastrophic earthquake -- disasters of natural or unnatural origin still need to be prepared for.

  • III Corps cases colors for Afghan deployment

    Apr 10, 2013

    III Corps cased their colors at a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, April 4, 2013, marking the final step before the nearly 600 headquarters Soldiers begin a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Arlington achieves 'verifiable, authoritative' database of all burial records

    Apr 10, 2013

    The executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program testified April 10, 2013, that Arlington National Cemetery, Va., had achieved a baseline accountability of all its burial records through a "single, verifiable and authoritative database of all those laid to rest at the cemetery."

  • Soldier Show puts entertaining spin on readiness, resilience

    Apr 9, 2013

    The 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show is getting set to embark on a "Ready and Resilient" tour of installations across the nation.

  • Atterbury gets cost-effective training with 'recycled' improvised explosive devices

    Apr 9, 2013

    The Counter Improvised Explosive Device Integration Cell at Atterbury-Muscatatuck, Ind., is working with materials provided by the solid waste recycling facility to create mock improvised explosive devices for use in training mobilizing Soldiers for deployment.

  • 'Screaming Eagle' Soldier receives Silver Star, re-enlists in the Army

    Apr 8, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide was awarded the Silver Star Medal at a special ceremony, April 5, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky., for heroic actions as a platoon leader assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during Operation Strong Eagle while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.

  • Army honors Gold Star Wives

    Apr 8, 2013

    More than 20 survivors, who lost their spouses, gathered April 5, 2013, at the Survivor Outreach Services Hall of Remembrance at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to mark the second-annual Gold Star Wives Day.

  • Fort Bliss to launch military's largest renewable energy project

    Apr 5, 2013

    The largest renewable energy project in U.S. military history is slated to begin soon at Fort Bliss, Texas, a big step toward the installation's goal of generating all the energy it uses, Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, the installation and 1st Armored Division commander, announced April 5, 2013.

  • New legislation helps veterans with employment

    Apr 3, 2013

    The largest city in the nation passed legislation making it easier for veterans to get licenses, certificates and permits to work thanks to new laws the mayor signed, April 2, 2013, in New York City.

  • Army chief talks aviation, sequestration at Fort Rucker

    Apr 3, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno got a first-hand look at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and spoke about the effects of sequestration on the community, during a visit to Fort Rucker, Ala., April 1-2, 2013.

  • Army B-24 Liberator pilot missing from WWII laid to rest at Arlington

    Apr 3, 2013

    An Army Air Force B-24 Liberator pilot who was killed with his crew of nine when their bomber crashed into the New Guinea jungle, May 7, 1944, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 3, 2013.

  • Watervliet's upgrade to shave up to 60 percent off production time

    Apr 2, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced March 29, 2013, that it is testing two new high-tech machines that when fully operational in about two weeks will have the potential to reduce machining on select components by up to 60 percent, said Paul Nieckarz, an arsenal manufacturing foreman.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District adjusts operations at Brazos River Floodgates, Colorado River

    Apr 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in Texas, began adjusting operations at the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates, April 1, 2013, to limit gate swings from opening on demand to opening every hour on the hour for recreational vessels only.

  • 46th Aviation Support Battalion practices resilience through 'Bellator Stakes'

    Apr 2, 2013

    The 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducted "Bellator Stakes," a week-long exercise that combines warrior tasks with a competitive spirit, March 25-29, 2013.

  • State-of-the-art 3D printers cut costs, turnaround time

    Apr 1, 2013

    Engineers and technicians at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., use a highly innovative, cutting-edge fabrication process to significantly cut costs and reduce turnaround time.

  • Corps of Engineers helps build 'green' military installation of future

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is helping build a military base for the future at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., one of several U.S. Army pilot installations selected to be net zero energy and net zero waste by 2020.

  • Wounded warriors have until Friday to apply for Bush's bike ride

    Apr 1, 2013

    Wounded service members have until April 5, 2013, to apply for former President George W. Bush's annual 100-km mountain bike ride.

  • NIE 'trail bosses' help Soldiers better understand equipment

    Apr 1, 2013

    "Trail bosses" are a group of officers who help ensure the successful execution of the massive, biannual Network Integration Exercise that takes place at Fort Bliss, Texas, and at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army energy summit at West Point focuses on operational energy and power

    Mar 31, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy hosted the Army Energy-Informed Culture Summit with key leaders from Department of the Army G-4, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Training and Doctrine Command and West Point, March 27, 2013.

  • Large portions of Fort Monroe returned to Virginia

    Mar 29, 2013

    The Army has transferred back to the state of Virginia the most historic areas of Fort Monroe, including Freedom's Fortress.

  • 82nd Abn. Div. paratroopers compete for 'Best NCO, Trooper' title

    Mar 28, 2013

    Paratroopers who were declared by their brigades to be the best of the 82nd Airborne Division sat outside the All-American Conference Room, March 22, 2013, quietly concentrating their calloused, exhausted minds on hundreds of Army regulations, Soldier tasks and their respective units' histories.

  • Redstone leaders learn about resiliency programs

    Mar 27, 2013

    Senior leaders at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., learned about the Army's Ready and Resilient campaign, and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, during a briefing, March 20, 2013.

  • Thunderbird Soldiers complete Bataan Memorial Death March to honor WWII survivors, fallen POWs

    Mar 26, 2013

    Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade, who participated in the 2013 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 17, 2013, marched to remember Soldiers who survived or died in the Philippine Islands at the hands of the Japanese during World War II.

  • Medal of Honor recipients honor citizen-heroes for selfless service

    Mar 26, 2013

    Twenty-one Medal of Honor recipients who put their lives on the line in extraordinary ways and circumstances paid tribute to four citizen-heroes who also went above and beyond for their fellow man.

  • Thunderbolt brigade strikes connection in Olympia

    Mar 26, 2013

    The commander of 17th Fires Brigade, Col. Ken Kamper, and Col. Steve Fletcher, the rear provisional commander of the 593rd Sustainment Brigade, met with city of Olympia Mayor, Stephen H. Buxbaum, March 14, 2013, at Olympia's city hall to discuss the importance of relationships and partnership between the city and the Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    Mar 25, 2013

    Researchers are using wind, wave, turbidity data and more to understand the conditions in the Tangier Federal Navigation Channel and harbor. The resulting computer model will help determine what type and size of jetty will protect the waterway and harbor from wave attack, ultimately saving the local watermen tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs during storms.

  • Guard prepares for hurricane season in Louisiana

    Mar 25, 2013

    The Louisiana National Guard joined federal, state and local partner agencies in the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness disaster training exercise, at Fontainebleau State Park in St. Tammany Parish and the Grand Prairie Rest Area in St. Landry Parish, La., March 23, 2013.

  • Corps still picking up after Hurricane Sandy

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers is still involved in relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which slammed into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Aviation Center of Excellence Soldiers compete for top honors

    Mar 21, 2013

    Nineteen Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence had the opportunity to compete against one another through events that tested their physical prowess as well as their mental agility.

  • Army electronic warfare evolutionary path presented at EW Summit

    Mar 20, 2013

    Col. Jim Ekvall, the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-39 Electronic Warfare Division chief, had the opportunity to speak at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement Electronic Warfare Summit, March 19, 2013, which just so happened to be the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the War in Iraq.

  • Army North senior leaders discuss professional development of Soldiers

    Mar 20, 2013

    Senior noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) gathered recently at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to discuss the importance of being directly involved in the professional development of their Soldiers.

  • Paratroopers prepare to test their skills, knowledge against each other

    Mar 19, 2013

    Across the 82nd Airborne Division, Paratroopers who have been chosen by their sergeants major, are preparing to face off in the division's annual Noncommissioned Officer and Trooper of the Year competition, today at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 1st Infantry Division headquarters officially returns to Fort Riley

    Mar 19, 2013

    The 1st Infantry Division marked its return to American soil, March 19, 2013, with a colors uncasing ceremony at Victory Park on Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Tradition lives on as 'Fighting 69th' troops lead St. Patrick's Day Parade for 162nd time

    Mar 18, 2013

    For the 162nd time, the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, led the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, the largest such parade in the world, March 16, 2013.

  • Bragg MPs start female mentorship program

    Mar 18, 2013

    The warrior mentality on the battlefield is genderless, and the desire to fight for freedom and one's country are not distinguished by biological differences. Women have been serving in the United States Army from the beginning, and as the world highlights women's achievements during the month of March, one Fort Bragg, N.C., unit has taken the lead in developing and supporting strong women leaders.

  • U.S. Sen. Warren visits Natick

    Mar 18, 2013

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2013, as the installation braced for the impact of across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration.

  • 1-14th Field Artillery trains up to move out

    Mar 18, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, conducted a culminating training exercise, from Feb. 28 to March 4, 2013, at Fort Sill, Okla., to certify the unit's readiness for its upcoming deployment to Central Command Area of Operations.

  • Welcome to the 'Nasty Nick'

    Mar 18, 2013

    The Soldiers are panting as they circle the first curve. The cold air seems to be no help as the sweat begins to form, and this is only the beginning.

  • Nearly 6,000 participate in 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 17, 2013

    Nearly 6,000 marchers braved the 35-mile-per-hour winds during the 24th annual Bataan Memorial Death March held March 17, 2013, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • 'No delays in burials' despite budget cuts at Arlington

    Mar 15, 2013

    Arlington National Cemetery staff won't be furloughed "so there will be no delays in burials," but needed infrastructure improvements are on hold for now, said Arlington National Cemetery's leader.

  • Leaders learn legislative process

    Mar 13, 2013

    Senior members of the Army Air Operations Group, U.S. Army Military District of Washington participated in a legislative professional development seminar on Capitol Hill to familiarize themselves with the role the military has in the legislative process, March 8, 2013.

  • Picatinny supports local students in robotics competition

    Mar 13, 2013

    Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., have volunteered their time to mentor local students in a robotics competition as part of an ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to students.

  • Army Sustainment Command donates 100 computers to local school district

    Mar 13, 2013

    With the help of the Army Sustainment Command, about 100 computers were donated to Riverdale Community Unit School District 100 from Rock Island Arsenal, March 13.

  • Arlington National Cemetery employees exempt from furloughs, not sequestration-related budget cuts

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Executive Director of the Army National Military Cemeteries announced in a hearing, March 13, 2013, that most of Arlington National Cemetery civilian employees will be exempt from defense-related furloughs for fiscal year 2013.

  • 'Guardian' rises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 12, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., became the first in the Army to field the latest version of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • 593rd Sustainment Brigade Soldiers redeploy from Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2013

    In the dark, early morning hours, almost 100 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, returned home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 9, 2013.

  • Army Warrior Games athletes compete during archery, sitting volleyball trials

    Mar 8, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted the Army's final archery and sitting volleyball trials on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • 40 years of women Chaplains celebrated

    Mar 8, 2013

    Chaplains and guests from around the National Capital Region gathered to celebrate 40 years of women in the military chaplaincy during a ceremony opening a new exhibit, themed "Celebrating 40 Years of Women Chaplains: A Courageous Journey of Faith and Service."

  • Scientists measure sea spray at Mount Desert Rock

    Mar 8, 2013

    Scientists from ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and NorthWest Research Associates (NWRA) recently braved the wind and cold of the Gulf of Maine to collect data for an Office of Naval Research project on sea spray. The project, "Sea Spray Icing in the Emerging Open Waters of the Arctic Ocean," is an effort to better characterize sea spray formation in high winds and cold temperatures.

  • German Army Aviation chief visits Fort Rucker

    Mar 7, 2013

    German army Brig. Gen. Reinhard Wolski, branch chief of German Army Aviation and commander of the German Army Aviation School, visited Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 26-28, 2013, to tour the post and meet with Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general.

  • 4-31 Infantry Soldiers conduct field training during winter storm

    Mar 6, 2013

    As Fort Drum, N.Y., braced for Winter Storm Nemo, Soldiers of A Company (Immortals), 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Rear, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), pushed through freezing temperatures and heavy snow to complete their live-fire exercises, Feb. 7-12, 2013.

  • Tobyhanna techs support armed forces' satellite communications

    Mar 5, 2013

    Tactical Satellite Systems Branch employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., received the first AN/TSC-156B/D Phoenix, March 2012, and are scheduled to overhaul eight in fiscal year 2013.

  • Heading for home to help veterans

    Mar 5, 2013

    How often does one get the chance to run on the field at Fenway Park, cross home plate, and help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families -- all on the same day?

  • Arlington National Cemetery to share design for Millennium expansion project

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Millennium Project at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., started in the late 1990s when Congress realized that Arlington National Cemetery was near capacity. Expansion areas were limited, but through law, Congress directed a land transfer from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., and the National Park Service; paired with existing Arlington property, the Millennium Project was born.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledged support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship, Feb. 25-27, at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Mountain Soldiers complete winter challenge, honor history

    Feb 28, 2013

    Soldiers from 10th Mountain Division (LI) conducted a Mountain Winter Challenge, Feb. 21-22, 2013, at the Childers Indoors Weapons Training Facility on Fort Drum, N.Y., to honor past division Soldiers, foster esprit de corps and compete to be recognized as the top winter warfare team.

  • Fort Carson Exceptional Family Member Program earns Special Olympic grant

    Feb 28, 2013

    Averee, along with seven other children, participated in Sunday's basketball practice at the Special Events Center, hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program and made possible by a Department of Defense grant to create a Special Olympics program at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Gen. Schwarzkopf laid to rest at West Point with honor, fond memories

    Feb 28, 2013

    Twenty-two years to the day when Operation Desert Storm ended, the general who commanded the coalition force ground offensive was laid to rest at West Point, N.Y. A memorial service for retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a U.S. Military Academy Class of 1956 graduate, was held at the Cadet Chapel, Feb. 28, 2013, with family, friends and colleagues in attendance.

  • Women make their mark in combat aviation

    Feb 27, 2013

    Operation Desert Storm saw the first female aviator in battle when Maj. Marie T. Rossi took the driver's seat flying fuel and ammunition to the Soldiers crossing into enemy territory. Rossi lost her life when her CH-47 Chinook helicopter went down, March 1, 1991.

  • Culinary training exercise heats up, opens to public next week

    Feb 27, 2013

    More than 200 U.S. Armed Forces chefs are on their way to Fort Lee, Va., from military installations around the world, for the 38th annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • 166th Aviation female pilots smash male barrier, challenges head-on

    Feb 27, 2013

    In logistics and intelligence units a fair number of female officers can be found, but at First Army Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade, women aviators are few and far between.

  • PACOM commander tours Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Feb 26, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command toured the facilities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013, and experienced the capabilities of the Stryker armored fight vehicles firsthand. He spoke about the military re-balancing in the Pacific and I Corps' future role in the region.

  • SMA calls for Soldiers to maintain professionalism

    Feb 25, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler spent the day touring the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La., Feb. 21, 2013, getting a first-hand glimpse of training and visiting with Soldiers.

  • 'Gold Miners' bolster brigade's prospects for AFRICOM success

    Feb 23, 2013

    A team of 32 Soldiers, known as the "Gold Miners," are providing sustainment training and coaching this week in the Mohave Desert to troops of 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, which is the first unit to be regionally aligned to U.S. Africa Command.

  • 11th ACR testing 'Dagger' Soldiers for AFRICOM missions

    Feb 23, 2013

    Before the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team can qualify to become the first regionally aligned brigade assigned to U.S. Africa Command, they will need to deal with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Professionalism stressed during Center for the Army Profession and Ethic meeting

    Feb 22, 2013

    Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians learned about the five essential characteristics of the Army Profession and the three criteria for certification as an Army Professional during a Center for the Army Profession and Ethic meeting at Thurman Hall, Fort Belvoir, Va., Feb. 14. The five essential characteristics include military expertise, honorable service, trust, espirit de corps and stewardship of the profession while the three criteria are competence, character and commitment.

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