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  • 'Black Scorpions' prepare for mobilization training mission

    Dec 18, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 2-363rd Training Support Battalion "Black Scorpions," 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, from Mesa, Ariz., annual training at McGregor Range, N.M., this year marked the culminating event of months of hard work preparing for a one-year mobilization.

  • Soldiers helping former Soldiers in the spirit of the season

    Dec 18, 2012

    In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., assisted veterans at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Wash., with selecting, wrapping and shipping presents to loved ones this week.

  • Army North helps prepare future dual-status commanders

    Dec 17, 2012

    Twenty-two National Guard generals and colonels, representing 18 states and the District of Columbia, attended the U.S. Army North-sponsored dual-status commanders' orientation course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 9-13, 2012.

  • Project USO Elf provides gifts for Christmas

    Dec 17, 2012

    For nearly four hours Dec. 13, 2012, gifts for more than 550 children of area military families were wrapped in a back room of McGill Training Center and sent home ready for the holidays, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • First electric car arrives on Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Dec 17, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's (Ark.) Directorate of Logistics recently received a 2013 Chevrolet Volt into its inventory of motor pool vehicles.

  • Americans honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 16, 2012

    An estimated 27,000 people converged on Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 15, 2012, to lay some 110,000 wreaths on gravesites of veterans and their spouses, according to cemetery officials.

  • Corps of Engineers releases additional water from lake to aid Mississippi River traffic

    Dec 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District began increasing releases from Carlyle Lake, Ill., Dec. 15, 2012, in support of safe navigation on the Mississippi River.

  • High school All-Americans visit Army leaders

    Dec 13, 2012

    The number-one recruited high school quarterback and cornerback paid a call on the Army chief of staff and the sergeant major of the Army, Dec. 11, 2012, where the two football players learned firsthand about the tradition of excellence behind command coins and how to accept them in a handshake.

  • New York National Guard celebrates National Guard's 376th birthday

    Dec 13, 2012

    The New York National Guard's newest general officer teamed up with its oldest Soldier and one of its youngest, to salute the National Guard's 376th birthday at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012.

  • Troops at MAPEX prepare to support inauguration

    Dec 13, 2012

    As the nation prepares for another presidential inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013, military services in the National Capital Region are gearing up to provide support to the event, as they have done every year since George Washington took office.

  • Natick official named to Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council

    Dec 12, 2012

    An official from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center was named to the Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory Council in Massachusetts.

  • Army's C4ISR community continues support to STEM program

    Dec 12, 2012

    Army engineers, scientists and business professionals volunteered to be virtual judges for an online science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM, competition for students during an annual sign-up road show at the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance campus at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 11, 2012.

  • Pentagram staff produces Pearl Harbor-themed Arlington National Cemetery walking tour

    Dec 11, 2012

    Each individual grave inside the walls of Arlington National Cemetery has its own history, and in late November, some of the Pentagram newspaper staff initiated an effort to remember the American servicemen who were killed in action at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

  • Corps of Engineers, National Guard efforts spotlighted 1 month after Hurricane Sandy

    Dec 11, 2012

    On the evening of Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the New Jersey coast resulting in the most damaging disaster in state history. Since then, Federal funds obligated to assist the residents and communities in the state have totaled more than $730 million.

  • Fans view new equipment, technologies at Army-Navy game

    Dec 11, 2012

    The Army displayed a wide variety of equipment and technologies at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 2012, including the tactical operations center, mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, a Stryker vehicle, small and large military robots, and a variety of Soldier weapons, uniforms, helmets and body armor, during the 113th Army/Navy football game.

  • Late touchdown lifts Navy past Army, 17-13

    Dec 10, 2012

    Despite rushing 370 yards compared to Navy's 167, the Black Knights gave up a fourth-quarter touchdown and then fumbled in the red zone, allowing Navy to win 17-13, Dec. 8, 2012, in front of a sold-out crowd of 69,607.

  • West Point marathoners run night and day--and night again, to deliver Army-Navy Game ball

    Dec 8, 2012

    Twenty-four hours after accepting the Army-Navy Game ball during the spirit rally at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Military Academy's Marathon team ended its long-distance relay run as they entered Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

  • Watervliet's largest electrical upgrade in 30 years is now complete

    Dec 5, 2012

    When the Arsenal leadership agreed to invest $1.7 million for a new electrical substation that would feed power to one of the most critical manufacturing processes called the rotary forge, little did they know that the Arsenal may be venturing into uncharted waters.

  • New Army football uniforms pay tribute to Battle of the Bulge, national championship teams

    Dec 5, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy football team will pay tribute to Army football teams of the past, while also honoring the force's units, Soldiers, and veterans when they take on the U.S. Naval Academy in the 113th meeting between the two academies, Dec. 8, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

  • Next phase of debris removal in NYC begins for Army Corps

    Dec 2, 2012

    After three weeks of around-the-clock curbside debris pickup, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 237,000 cubic yards of debris out of New York City neighborhoods to permanent landfills upstate. Now the next phase of recovery begins -- private property debris removal or PPDR.

  • IMCOM leaders help Bears & Texans honor vets, discuss TBI

    Nov 26, 2012

    Leadership from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, including Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, participated in the Chicago Bears' annual tribute to military veterans during their Sunday Night Football game against the Houston Texans on Veterans Day at Soldier Field.

  • Local community leaders observe field artillery demonstrations

    Nov 26, 2012

    Battery A, 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted a field training exercise that began Nov. 13, 2012, and finished with a community live-fire demonstration, Nov. 15.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl selects 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year nominees

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has nominated 16 high school seniors for the 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football's highest honor.

  • Soldiers, NFL players team up against brain injuries

    Nov 26, 2012

    Soldiers from 7th Infantry Division and former National Football League players shared their experiences with traumatic brain injuries during a round-table discussion, Nov. 20, 2012, at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the Seattle Seahawks' practice facility.

  • 'Red Dragons' begin gunnery with a bang: Paladin crews prepare for qualification

    Nov 26, 2012

    Artillerymen with Battery B, 3rd Battalion "Red Dragons," 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted M109A6 "Paladin" howitzer live-fire calibration exercises Nov. 13-15, 2012, in preparation for crew qualifications this month.

  • Army Corps employs barges to move storm-damage debris out of NYC

    Nov 25, 2012

    Since its barging operations began Nov. 10, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 26,000 tons of debris out of New York City coastal neighborhoods devastated by last month's Hurricane Sandy and up the Hudson River.

  • Army Corps helps clear damaged trees in Queens following Sandy

    Nov 22, 2012

    At 6:30 a.m., on Thanksgiving Day, dozens of local and out-of-state tree-clearing crews began to trickle in with their bucket trucks and wood chippers to a parking lot near Alley Pond Park. The work is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' overall emergency debris removal mission.

  • Japanese live-fire exercise builds partner capacity for U.S., Japan

    Nov 21, 2012

    For the past 48 years, the U.S. and Japan have worked together and conducted missile live-fire exercises during the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Annual Service Practice, at McGregor Range, N.M.

  • Fires brigade Soldiers train for traditional battle

    Nov 21, 2012

    The Soldiers knelt on the ground, facing the suspicious van with weapons ready. The van's occupants called from inside, asking for supplies and aid for someone who was injured, but the Soldiers refused to approach.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade completes aerial gunnery

    Nov 21, 2012

    The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade upped it's readiness posture with its first aerial gunnery at Yakima Training Center, Wash., from Oct. 7 to Nov. 8, 2012.

  • Natick Soldiers, employees help soup kitchen

    Nov 20, 2012

    A Soldier's boots tend to get a bit more wear than those of the average person. This is especially true for Spc. Rebecca Fant of Natick Soldier Systems Center, who gave up an extra pair of her boots to a woman without shoes during a weekly trip to a local soup kitchen.

  • 2 West Point cadets named Rhodes scholars

    Nov 20, 2012

    Two U.S. Military Academy seniors were named Rhodes scholars and will join 30 other American representatives at the University of Oxford in 2013 to pursue a master's degree in their chosen field of study.

  • N.Y. Guard to help Sandy victims over Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 20, 2012

    As Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 1,100 members of the New York National Guard continue their support to recovery efforts following landfall of Hurricane Sandy or augment New York City law enforcement at transportation centers for the single largest travel day in the nation.

  • Soldiers still helping with mess left by Sandy

    Nov 20, 2012

    Thousands of Soldiers from across the country have been involved in rescue and then recovery efforts since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast late last month. Many are still helping with the cleanup.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers to generate power for Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 19, 2012

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has stated that his top priority is to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and luckily, the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., is helping to do just that.

  • Army under secretary lauds Redstone's synergy

    Nov 19, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal is optimistic that sequestration will be averted.

  • Paving the way to Natick's future

    Nov 19, 2012

    When it comes to the future of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Town of Natick may be about to provide a better road to success.

  • Kansas City Chiefs show appreciation for military with game, events on field

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 50 in all, shared the unique opportunity of re-enlisting on the playing field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., before the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs military appreciation game, Nov. 18, 2012.

  • Natick observes National Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 16, 2012

    A member of the Nation of Arawak Indians spoke to the Natick Soldier Systems Center community, Nov. 15, 2012, during NSSC's National Native American Heritage Month observance in Hunter Auditorium.

  • Army to close its National Capital Region contracting center

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army will close its National Capital Region contracting center next year, the Army announced Nov. 16, 2012.

  • All-Army men third in Armed Forces Basketball Championships

    Nov 16, 2012

    The All-Army team overcame a lot of adversity, but finished third in the 2012 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships Nov. 5-11, 2012, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • Under Secretary of the Army talks tough issues with AMC personnel

    Nov 16, 2012

    "We could never be the Army that we are -- not today, not yesterday -- without the civilian workforce that we have," began Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal at a town hall meeting with Army Materiel Command employees, Nov. 14, 2012, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Marksmanship academy shows Army's adaptability

    Nov 16, 2012

    The Eagle Marksmanship Academy at Fort Campbell, Ky., is a train-the-trainer program the Sabalauski Air Assault School offers to teach leaders how to coach and mentor Soldiers on marksmanship.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort

    Nov 15, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in American history, hit the Northeast in late October, resulting in more than $50 million in damage. In response to the catastrophic storm, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers deployed to New York City and New Jersey, where they have been working around the clock to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • Fort Rucker facility goes Net Zero energy

    Nov 15, 2012

    Waste not. It is a common adage that many people have heard throughout life, but Fort Rucker, Ala., is taking the saying to heart as it implements its first Net Zero energy facility, slated for completion by the end of December.

  • Combat vet, wounded warrior embraces new challenge as West Point cadet

    Nov 15, 2012

    The memorial bracelet he wears on his left wrist has immense significance. Etched on the bracelet are the names of five men -- Senior Airman Brad Smith, Sgt. Joshua Lengstorf, Spc. Doc Bowman, Pfc. Matthew Wilds and Pvt. John Dion -- who made the ultimate sacrifice in service for our nation.

  • Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

    Nov 15, 2012

    As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations.

  • U.S. Army South shares medical operations lessons learned with Chilean partners

    Nov 14, 2012

    Col. (Dr.) James Sheehan, U.S. Army South deputy chief of staff for medical, addressed more than 200 military medical students and doctors at the Hospital Militar de Santiago in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 6, 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers works with N.Y. Dept. of Sanitation in Hurricane Sandy debris removal

    Nov 14, 2012

    Trucks full of debris from Hurricane Sandy continue to arrive daily on Fresh Kills Land Fill, Staten Island, which is being used as a temporary staging site for debris collected from the Oct. 29, 2012, storm.

  • Army Corps of Engineers lends a hand to citizens of Nassau County

    Nov 14, 2012

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York Recovery Field Office in Queens, N.Y., inspected several wings that were not in use at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale, Nov. 13, 2012.

  • 'Soldiers Experience' gallery opens at Carlisle Barracks

    Nov 14, 2012

    The Soldiers Experience exhibit -- a 7,000-square foot gallery -- opened Nov. 9, 2012, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa..

  • New Army research facility to focus on proteomics, genomics

    Nov 13, 2012

    Two Army institutions unveiled an unprecedented shared resource designed to support basic and applied research projects that will apply a broad but integrated biological approach to a wide variety of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives issues.

  • 82nd Airborne Division changes command, responsibility

    Nov 13, 2012

    More than 200 unit colors and guidons representing the 82nd Airborne Division's six brigades moved to the center of Pike Field on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 4, 2012, as the division hosted yet another historic event.

  • 'Task Force Support' Soldiers provide relief to Hurricane Sandy responders

    Nov 12, 2012

    In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division deployed to New York City and New Jersey to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • Massive logistical effort marks N.Y. Guard response to Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 11, 2012

    Almost 4,000 troops, operating more than 1,300 trucks and Humvees, have delivered 2.5 million emergency meals and 150,000 blankets to storm victims, and fueled more than 13,000 city vehicles, while visiting more than 12,000 homes and apartments to check on residents, since Hurricane Sandy hit the night of Oct. 29, 2012.

  • General of the Armies remembered on Veterans Day

    Nov 11, 2012

    Hours after the National Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony performed by the President, another ceremony was held in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., at the grave site of America's first General of the Armies John J. "Black Jack" Pershing.

  • 'Reading of the Names' marks 30th anniversary of The Wall

    Nov 10, 2012

    Slowly, steadily, the names of the 58,282 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen inscribed in the polished black granite's mirror-like walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came alive again spoken perfectly by the elderly, middle-aged and young who read them.

  • Old Guard Soldiers welcome Honor Flight Ohio

    Nov 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) gathered in Washington, D.C., to welcome World War II and Korean War veterans to the World War II Memorial, Oct. 20, 2012.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade assists with hurricane recovery

    Nov 8, 2012

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the federal government called upon 10th Combat Aviation Brigade personnel and assets to assist in the recovery of affected areas.

  • Chief of Engineers thanks St. Louis District personnel for quick actions following Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 8, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick visited personnel deployed in response to Hurricane Sandy, Nov 3, 2012, at the North Atlantic Division Headquarters to express his appreciation for their dedication and quick actions following the storm that devastated the northeast.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides help in Superstorm Sandy relief operations

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 406th Army Field Support Brigade has deployed personnel and equipment to support relief operations for Superstorm Sandy.

  • Military Working Dog detachment activates

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 95th Military Police Detachment, 504th MP Battalion, was activated Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Top snipers compete on Fort Benning

    Nov 7, 2012

    The world's premier snipers converged on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2-5, 2012, for the 12th annual International Sniper Competition.

  • Army engineers helping restore power to Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers of the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., are assessing facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy and are coordinating generators to temporarily restore power.

  • Voting commentary: Soldiers making their voices heard

    Nov 6, 2012

    Today Soldiers are participating in one of America's most fundamental freedoms, the right to vote. Many in harm's way and others stationed around the globe have already voted absentee and many others back home took advantage of early voting.

  • NSRDEC representatives tour Natick High School for "Future Ready" initiative

    Nov 5, 2012

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center representatives were among business and community leaders hosted Oct. 25, 2012, by Natick High School, which kicked off its "Future Ready" program.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers to assist with election in storm-battered areas

    Nov 5, 2012

    New Yorkers who are still without power in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will get some help in casting their votes on Election Day from the New York Army National Guard.

  • Army beats Air Force, 41-21

    Nov 5, 2012

    Senior quarterback Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and threw for another 100 to help Army secure a 41-21 victory over Air Force, Nov. 3, 2012, in front of more than 37,700 fans at Michie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Army engineers provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy. USACE teams have deployed to strategic locations to help at critical facilities like hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.

  • National Guard relieves suffering after Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 4, 2012

    About 7,000 Guard members are helping people who are living without power while facing low temperatures, and people whose water-ruined possessions are piled at the curb, all while local transportation infrastructure crippled and simply pumping gas can be a day-long chore, in communities worst-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

  • Corps of Engineers helps pump NYC floodwaters

    Nov 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping pump water out flooded New York City and providing generators to temporarily restore electricity to areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Guardsmen explain MRE-style emergency meals to NYC residents

    Nov 2, 2012

    The thousands of meals being handed out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New York City residents following Hurricane Sandy are pretty familiar to the New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen distributing the meals.

  • RDECOM, NSRDEC representatives attend STEM summit

    Nov 1, 2012

    Representatives from Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were among more than 1,000 people who attended the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, held Oct. 11, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers rescue 7 adults, 1 child after Sandy

    Nov 1, 2012

    Virginia National Guard Soldiers trudged through high water and cut trees to clear a path for two rescue missions that transported seven adults and one child to safety at two locations, Oct. 30, 2012, on Cattail Road in the Mears, Va., area.

  • Old Guard Soldiers brave Hurricane Sandy to render honors, ensure others' safety

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) remained dedicated to their missions in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., despite the onset of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Maiyo wins Marine Corps Marathon, leads All-Army to victory

    Nov 1, 2012

    Spc. Augustus Maiyo, 29, a runner in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., won the 37th running of the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds in his first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance.

  • World War II veteran identified, returned home

    Nov 1, 2012

    In 1947, the parents of U.S. Army Air Corps Tech. Sgt. William S. Cassell received word that their son was one of eight U.S. Army Air Corps airmen presumed dead after the aircraft in which they were flying went missing.

  • Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Nov 1, 2012

    Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, more than 9,100 National Guard troops across 12 states have been assisting with search and rescue operations, food and water distribution, debris removal and providing security and shelter for storm victims.

  • More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 7,400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen were mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, 2012, and more were on the way.

  • N.Y. mobilizes more than 2,300 Guardsmen to battle Hurricane Sandy aftermath

    Oct 30, 2012

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized more than 2,300 Soldiers and Airmen by Oct. 30, 2012, to assist local communities and first responders for the forecasted storm surge and floods associated with Subtropical Storm Sandy's landfall, Oct. 29.

  • National Guard prepares for Hurricane Sandy; 'perfect storm'

    Oct 26, 2012

    More than 61,000 National Guard personnel along the eastern seaboard are available for duty if and when Hurricane Sandy makes landfall sometime next week, Guard officials said today.

  • Natick employees participate in 'greening' event

    Oct 25, 2012

    About 40 Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering employees experienced what it is like to be a Soldier when they participated in a "greening" event, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • iRobot mission rolls to Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Oct 25, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's new robotics mission helps warfighters remotely search for improvised explosive devices using either a laptop computer or backpack control system.

  • West Point cadets compete to earn slots at top-class training programs

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 300 U.S. Military Academy cadets endured a rigorous day-long selection process Oct. 20, 2012, all in the hopes of securing the best military training opportunity next summer.

  • Melting Arctic ice will present new challenges

    Oct 25, 2012

    With ice melting in the Arctic Ocean, which is bordered by countries including Canada, Russia and the United States, more sea-faring traffic will appear there and more nations with economic interest in the region will arrive to exploit the resources there, said a panel of security experts during a forum, Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Westphal: Maintaining connection with American public critical to future of Army

    Oct 25, 2012

    "Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army are critical in connecting our Army with the American public, " said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal while discussing the future of the Army with 36 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during the 2012 CASA Fall Conference.

  • DOD awards $49 million to public schools

    Oct 24, 2012

    Despite budget cuts, the Department of Defense Education Activity awarded almost $49 million in grants earlier this month to public schools that teach military children.

  • Army South commander strengthens partnerships in Honduras

    Oct 23, 2012

    On his first trip to the Central American region since taking command, U.S. Army South's commanding general traveled to Honduras, Oct. 3-5, 2012, to conduct an initial visit with the U.S. ambassador, meet with Army South Soldiers and to have discussions with key leaders in the Honduran military.

  • AUSA forums to be webcast live

    Oct 22, 2012

    Soldiers and employees who cannot attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition can still watch events and panels online by visiting live webcasts listed at www.army.mil/professional.

  • Women veterans celebrate 15th anniversary of WIMSA

    Oct 22, 2012

    Hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out Oct. 20, 2012, at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million sisters who have served in the nation's military.

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 20, 2012

    Training bases like the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., will be central to preparing America's Army for future conflicts that could come up at a moment's notice, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, during a visit to Fort Polk, Oct. 19, 2012.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers, color guard featured in Game 3 of NLCS

    Oct 19, 2012

    Thirty Soldiers and a Joint Services Color Guard from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., participated in pre-game ceremonies for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, Oct. 17, 2012, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

  • Austin observes JRTC rotation, discusses health of force

    Oct 18, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III visited the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Oct. 11-12, 2012, to discuss the health of the force and observe a portion of the installation's first Decisive Action rotation.

  • EOD Soldiers perfect skills

    Oct 18, 2012

    Sgt. Jason Due crept along the canyon wall, scanning the ground before taking each step. After working his way through a cluster of pine trees, he spotted the weapons cache -- 107-mm rockets piled high. Underneath, hidden from Due's view, was a landmine. He crept closer.

  • Falcon Brigade training for new global threat

    Oct 18, 2012

    After 36 hours at Pope Army Airfield, double-checking their gear and rehearsing their mission, nearly 1,300 paratroopers took off into the night Oct. 9, 2012, on board 21 C-130 and C-17 aircraft.

  • Green Berets pay tribute to JFK at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 18, 2012

    Soldiers representing every unit within Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) gathered at the John F. Kennedy graveside, Oct. 18, 2012, to pay tribute to the president who recognized more than 50 years ago the importance of a dedicated counter-insurgency/unconventional warfare force and authorized the wearing of the green beret.

  • N.Y. bridge dedicated to fallen hero

    Oct 17, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Derek Farley began greeting visitors as they entered and left the small town of Nassau, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2012, after the Route 20 Bridge was named after him.

  • Corps of Engineers learning to do 'less with less'

    Oct 17, 2012

    When money is tight and times are trying, families, corporations and government organizations alike can be heard around the globe repeating the timeless mantra, "do more with less."

  • Runners set for Army Ten-Miler showdown

    Oct 17, 2012

    "The Kenyan Connection" of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program is set to defend the International Cup in the 28th running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Pentagon.

  • Fort Jackson training new Soldiers with Virtual Battlespace 2 simulator

    Oct 16, 2012

    A Fort Jackson, S.C., battalion is piloting a new training tool that will look familiar to many new Soldiers. Virtual Battlespace 2 offers battlefield simulations that allow instructors to create new scenarios and engage the simulation from multiple viewpoints.

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