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  • Mentors provide special attention to children of the fallen

    Feb 9, 2013

    Employees of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, mentored children of fallen service members, while having fun Mardi Gras style, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Feb. 9, 2013.

  • Fort Hood hosts first free fall exercise in years

    Feb 8, 2013

    The only current Airborne unit on Fort Hood, Texas, added a twist to their monthly static-line jump when six Soldiers also participated in a Military Free Fall, Feb. 5, 2013.

  • Officials name Fort Drum's antiterrorism program best in Army

    Feb 7, 2013

    Two anti-terrorism officers at Fort Drum, N.Y., spend much of their time examining the installation through the enemy's eyes, ensuring that the world's worst-case scenarios never make it onto the installation.

  • Natick, UMass Lowell to work together for Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2013

    Scientists and engineers from Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will join faculty and student researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in a new research and development initiative that was announced Feb. 7, 2013, at the UMass Lowell campus.

  • Corps of Engineers improving nation's inland waterways

    Feb 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to transform its Civil Works Program, improve performance and responsiveness, increase customer satisfaction, and "improve the reliability of the nation's water infrastructure," said Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

  • Soldiers escort vets to auto show

    Feb 7, 2013

    Several veterans from the Armed Forces Retirement Home here attended the Washington Auto Show, Feb. 5., thanks to Soldiers who volunteered to push them in their wheelchairs through the sprawling convention center.

  • SecArmy after exploring virtual, live training at Fort Sill: Training cost-effective, crucial

    Feb 7, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was briefed on how the Fires Center of Excellence uses different training environments to be more cost effective after a visit to Fort Sill, Okla., Feb. 6-7, 2013.

  • USO opens largest center at Fort Belvoir

    Feb 6, 2013

    The USO cut the ribbon on their new "Wounded Warrior and Family Center" at Fort Belvoir, Va., during a grand opening ceremony, Feb. 5, 2013.

  • Armor, Infantry unite at West Point for Maneuver Ball

    Feb 6, 2013

    West Point hosted the third annual Maneuver Ball, Feb. 1, 2013, at the West Point Club with nearly 350 community members, staff and faculty attending, including 150 Class of 2013 cadets branching Armor or Infantry.

  • Camp Atterbury JMTC marks 10 years of Soldier training, mobilization

    Feb 6, 2013

    February 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Edinburgh, Ind., as a mobilization station in support overseas contingency operations and other missions around the world.

  • Army recognizes patients during Patient Recognition Month

    Feb 5, 2013

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital command and staff joined Army Medicine worldwide in honoring patients during Patient Recognition Month.

  • Jay Leno test drives Army vehicle

    Feb 5, 2013

    Jay Leno's garage is known for some of the most impressive vehicles in the world, and parked inside was the Army Materiel Command's Fuel Efficient Demonstrator, Feb. 4, 2013, in Burbank Calif.

  • Kennedy flame to receive upgrades

    Feb 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a Maryland company a contract, Jan. 31, 2013, to upgrade the John F. Kennedy eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade completes collective crew training

    Feb 4, 2013

    Soldiers from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade improved mission readiness and responsiveness while working as a multifunctional aviation task force during collective crew training at Yakima Training Center, Wash.

  • Gray Eagle takes flight: 1st ID unmanned aircraft system company begins Afghanistan deployment

    Feb 4, 2013

    A company of 1st Infantry Division Soldiers responsible for operating and maintaining one of the Army's newest unmanned aircraft systems, departed Fort Riley, Kan., Jan. 29, 2013, destined for Afghanistan.

  • Military leaders from throughout the Americas visit Army North, discuss common issues

    Feb 1, 2013

    Military leaders from Central America visited U.S. Army North throughout the day Jan. 30 as part of the Central American Regional Leaders' Conference, hosted by U.S. Army South, in a cooperative effort to establish closer ties between militaries and to improve coordination on common issues.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss replacement hospital

    Jan 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded a $648 million contract, Jan. 29, 2013, for the construction of the Fort Bliss, Texas, replacement hospital.

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Dam!

    Jan 30, 2013

    Based on computer-aided design, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's 3-D printer allows full-scale project components to be shrunk into a handheld model that team members can use to better visualize and conceptualize their work like never before.

  • 101st Airborne Division cases colors before Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 29, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 25, 2013, as approximately 600 Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion get set to begin their latest "Rendezvous with Destiny."

  • Fighting Eagles deliver legacy to Fort Carson

    Jan 29, 2013

    The Army's newest Combat Aviation Brigade moved one step closer to being a fully equipped and manned formation Jan. 28 thanks to the Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Raiders enter 'the wild blue' with UAV training

    Jan 28, 2013

    Unmanned aerial vehicles soared through the sky under the control of 16 "Raider" Brigade Soldiers during QR-11 Raven training on Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 7-18, 2013.

  • Veterans get a taste of new rations technology

    Jan 28, 2013

    Veterans from the small town of Hopkinton, Mass., recently got a taste of new military rations technology at their monthly veterans breakfast, courtesy of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Combat Feeding Directorate.

  • Latino Inaugural Gala honors Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2013

    A number of Soldiers shared the Kennedy Center stage last week with stars like Eva Longoria, George Lopez and Antonio Banderas.

  • STEM students building bridges to bright futures

    Jan 26, 2013

    During Viva Technology Day, students at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles participated in hands-on competitive, educational challenges. They worked in teams led by college students and Corps of Engineers interns who major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

  • Robots in operating rooms support rapid return to duty

    Jan 25, 2013

    Surgeons using robots in the operating room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation's largest military medical treatment facility, ensure many patients experience less pain, less blood loss, and shorter recovery times, according to the physicians and patients.

  • Army Sustainment Command helps area schools via Computers for Learning Program

    Jan 25, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command is doing its part to provide technology to areas schools via the Computers for Learning Program. A program that takes Army computers and puts them into America's schools.

  • Nurse case managers support WTB Soldiers in health care journey

    Jan 24, 2013

    Susan Reynolds is like a quarterback on the health care field. Being ready to receive any information and execute a care plan precisely is the nature of her job as a nurse case manager at the Fort Carson, Colo., Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Arlington Cemetery debuts upgraded welcome center

    Jan 24, 2013

    Arlington National Cemetery's endeavor to inform of its past and to educate visitors continued to move forward Jan. 20, 2013, with the official opening of a revamped welcome center.

  • Army hospital unveils Wi-Fi for patients, families

    Jan 23, 2013

    Patients and their families will soon be able to text, email or just browse the Internet from their commercial, personally-owned wireless devices at San Antonio Military Medical Center, thanks to a new guest wireless pilot program set to launch in late January.

  • 101st Airborne Division to case colors, ready for Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 23, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will hold its colors-casing ceremony Jan. 25, 2013, to mark its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Army's largest solar array installation

    Jan 22, 2013

    The largest solar power system in the U.S. Army is coming online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and officials gathered, Jan. 16, 2013, to mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Soldiers, former NFL players discuss life after violence

    Jan 22, 2013

    Former professional football players met "real warriors," Jan. 12, 2013, and discovered they had a lot in common.

  • Concert for military kids kicks off inaugural weekend

    Jan 22, 2013

    Thousands of kids from around the country took in the musical performances of Usher, Katy Perry and Mindless Behavior as guests of Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, Ph.D., in advance of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • Obama thanks service members, families at CINC Inaugural Ball

    Jan 22, 2013

    During the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C., some 4,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen gathered to help President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate the start of his second term.

  • Top Army environment official visits Fort Huachuca, tours net-zero school

    Jan 18, 2013

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013, to gather information regarding the SunZia power lines that will span across Fort Huachuca, Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Clarke assumes command as 74th Corps of Cadets' commandant

    Jan 18, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy welcomed Brig. Gen. Richard D. Clarke as the 74th commandant of the Corps of Cadets, Jan. 18, 2013, during a change-of-command ceremony at Cullum Hall, at West Point, N.Y.

  • White Sands home to Army's largest solar power system

    Jan 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 16, 2013, in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, White Sands commander, joined by Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • Soldier posthumously awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    Jan 17, 2013

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Forces Command, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to the widow of Staff Sgt. Eric B. Shaw, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during a somber ceremony, Jan. 16, 2013, at Liberty Chapel at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli soldiers, provides training insight

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Jacob Barak, Israeli Defense Force Technology and Logistics Branch head, and members of the Israeli Defense Force for a tour of its schools, Jan. 14, 2013, at Fort Lee.

  • Months-long wait ends for wounded warrior reunited with comrades

    Jan 16, 2013

    On June 12, 2012, while conducting a dismounted patrol in Maiwand, Afghanistan, an improvised explosive device detonated near the men of 1st Platoon, Company B, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Following the explosion, Spc. Chris Anderson's life would forever be changed.

  • Army's top enlisted Soldier visits Fort Bragg

    Jan 16, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Fort Bragg, N.C., to meet with sergeants major from various commands throughout the Army during a Board of Directors meeting at U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters, Jan. 14-18, 2013.

  • Historic Los Alamitos base now home to state-of-the-art Army Reserve headquarters

    Jan 16, 2013

    The 79th Sustainment Support Command officially opened its new 53,000-square-foot headquarters facility on Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Calif., Jan. 12, 2013.

  • 82nd CAB pilots hone skills in helicopter simulators

    Jan 15, 2013

    Pilots throughout the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade "Pegasus" use the Southeast Regional Flight Simulation Training Center at Simmons Army Airfield at Fort Bragg, N.C., to help maintain and enhance their aviation skills.

  • FIRST LEGO League Challenge held at Army Test and Evaluation Command

    Jan 15, 2013

    More than 180 students from across the state competed in the second annual FIRST LEGO League Challenge at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Jan. 5, 2013.

  • Army helicopters aid stranded oil rig

    Jan 15, 2013

    A storm New Year's Eve ran an arctic drilling rig aground on an Alaskan island and two new Chinook helicopters from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, came to the rescue.

  • Military plays security support role for inauguration

    Jan 15, 2013

    Soldiers from around the nation will provide security assistance to the Secret Service, the FBI, the National Park Police and other law enforcement agencies during the 2013 inauguration event in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

  • Corps breaks ground on phase 2 of Fort Stewart hospital expansion

    Jan 14, 2013

    Officials with Fort Stewart, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, Winn Army Hospital, and prime contractor McCarthy Building Company broke ground on phase two of a large-scale hospital expansion project, Jan. 10, 2013, at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Soldiers prep for presidential inauguration

    Jan 14, 2013

    The Army will play a major role in the 57th presidential inaugural, set for Jan. 21, 2013, and early Sunday morning, Soldiers participated in a full dress rehearsal, marching along Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street from Capitol Hill to beyond the White House.

  • Tooele Army Depot to store rocket motors for Missile Defense Agency

    Jan 14, 2013

    After a year of meticulous planning and preparation, Tooele Army Depot, Utah, has begun to receive and store first- and second-stage C-4 rocket motors from the Trident I C-4 Fleet Ballistic Missile/Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile from the Missile Defense Agency.

  • West Point enters 2013 RecycleMania tourney

    Jan 10, 2013

    For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Military Academy has joined the RecycleMania tournament and is ready to out-recycle more than 600 other colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada.

  • GHS to bring changes to labeling, classification of hazardous chemicals

    Jan 9, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians who handle hazardous chemicals as part of their job will soon begin training for changes coming to the labeling and classification of chemicals in the workplace.

  • Teller lone military brat in All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2013

    Retired Army Reserve Maj. Rick Teller got choked up while talking about his son, Wyatt, the lone military brat among 90 players in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Cadets play key role in National Combine

    Jan 8, 2013

    Cadets from colleges across the country served as marshals for the National Combine held in conjunction with the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Part of their role was talk to players about life as a Cadet and opportunities available through ROTC.

  • Army recognizes excellence at awards dinner

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Rotary Club of San Antonio hosted the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Dinner at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, to celebrate the achievements of the All-American athletes and to honor Army Soldiers' and their families, Jan. 4, 2013.

  • East strikes quickly to win U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Wide receiver James Quick caught the game-winning 34-yard touchdown pass and received the Pete Dawkins Most Valuable Player trophy for helping the East to a 15-8 victory over the West in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

  • Army Strong Zone shows 150 Ways to be 'Army Strong'

    Jan 6, 2013

    The Army Strong Zone, a 129,000 square-foot exhibit area adjacent to the Alamodome, provides Americans a platform to experience the diverse elements of the world's strongest team -- the U.S. Army.

  • Football coaches, Soldiers breed winners

    Jan 5, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander, Training and Doctrine Command, addressed about 90 coaches of the nation's top high school football players at the 2013 All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

  • Soldiers 'showcase' Army opportunities at All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2013

    The "Army Strong" message got a big boost this week as Soldier heroes, about 90 of the nation's top high school football players and their coaches, about 150 band members, a number of drill sergeants and many others converged in San Antonio for 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities.

  • Army, civilian leaders discuss Soldier, veteran opportunities at All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is hosting an array of events leading up to the bowl game, bringing military and civilians together for networking purposes.

  • Soldiers teach Army Values to All-American Bowl participants

    Jan 4, 2013

    Army All-American players, band members and Soldier Heroes met at the Sunset Station in San Antonio, Jan. 2, 2013, for dinner and a little friendly East vs. West competition.

  • Pre-game challenges energize All-American Bowl atmosphere

    Jan 3, 2013

    Drill sergeants barked orders and words of encouragement to motivate 90 of the top-ranked high school football players and 125 band members from around the nation as they competed, Jan. 2, 2012, in a number of events including relay races, pushups, sit-ups and a food-eating contest.

  • All-American Bowl VIPs spend 'golden' day with parachutists

    Jan 3, 2013

    Community leaders and educators get a first-hand look at the life of the Army's famed Golden Knights. Though weather prevented them from the jumping Thursday, the VIPs still raved about their experience.

  • Vehicle swap mission saves Army money

    Jan 2, 2013

    The idea was simple enough: Fort Hood, Texas, had a crane destined for Fort Polk, La. Fort Polk had 12 Humvees destined for Fort Hood.

  • Woodrow Wilson honored in Washington

    Jan 2, 2013

    The 28th President of the United States (1913-1921) Woodrow Wilson was honored on his birthday at the Washington National Cathedral with a Joint Armed Forces Full Honor wreath laying ceremony, Dec. 28, 2012.

  • Band veterans playing new role at All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2013

    A half-dozen senior ROTC Cadets who are former All-American Bowl marching band members are in San Antonio this week helping ensure another standout performance.

  • 'The Admiral' oversees Army All-American Bowl West team practice

    Jan 1, 2013

    NBA All-Star Hall of Fame player David "The Admiral" Robinson stopped by to watch U.S. Army All-American players practice in San Antonio.

  • Corps of Engineers team takes care of its own during Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Dec 31, 2012

    Nearly nine weeks after Hurricane Sandy slammed the greater New York City area, and caused billions of dollars in damage, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees continue supporting the city and state as they recover from the Oct. 29, 2012, disaster.

  • N.Y. Guard continues to provide post-Hurricane Sandy help

    Dec 31, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy is two months over, but as 2013 opens the New York Army National Guard is still engaged in providing assistance to New Yorkers in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island who were affected by the storm.

  • Midwest Guard troops aid states in storm's path

    Dec 28, 2012

    As the Midwest's first big winter storm forced road closures and shuttered schools, National Guard Soldiers were mobilized to assist in Iowa and Wisconsin.

  • Troops prepare to support presidential inauguration events

    Dec 28, 2012

    The Joint Task Force -- National Capital Region announced military participation for the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade following President-elect Barack Obama's second swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address, scheduled for Jan. 21, 2013.

  • Casey: 'We are still a country at war'

    Dec 27, 2012

    Retired Gen. George W. Casey, the 36th chief of staff of the Army, was the guest speaker for the start of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade's winter Family Readiness Group Leadership Training, Dec. 12, 2012, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • 'Dump Your Plump' to shed holiday pounds

    Dec 27, 2012

    For the fifth year in a row, the Gaffney Fitness Center at Fort Meade, Md., is sponsoring "Dump Your Plump," an eight-week weight loss competition to help people attain their goal.

  • 'Renegade' motorcyclists ride to promote safety

    Dec 26, 2012

    Motorcycle enthusiasts from the 1st Battalion, 362nd Air Defense Artillery, Task Force Renegade, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, recently participated in the Fall Joint Armed Forces Motorcycle Safety Rally at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Aviation museum displays Christopher Kringle's flight jacket

    Dec 20, 2012

    Officials at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum have set up a display showing the original flight jacket of Warrant Officer Christopher Kringle, at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot civilians, veterans deliver Toys for Tots

    Dec 20, 2012

    As part of the season of giving, the Corpus Christi Army Depot participated in the Toys For Tots campaign, delivering hundreds of toys and bikes to needy children throughout South Texas.

  • German brigade pays tribute to American brothers-in-arms

    Dec 20, 2012

    An estimated 27,000 people walked, commuted or drove to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., for a pre-Christmas tradition that has been celebrated by more than just Americans.

  • Community honors veterans with wreath ceremony

    Dec 20, 2012

    For the second year in a row, the Fort McClellan Cemetery Wreaths Committee memorialized the veterans interred at McClellan, Ala., with a holiday wreath ceremony, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers to remove rock from Mississippi River channel

    Dec 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced, Dec. 14, 2012, the schedule for removing rock formations in the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., that pose a threat to navigation as water levels on the river drop.

  • Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

    Dec 18, 2012

    Three of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers power teams have deployed to New York City since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. Those teams have come from Pittsburgh, Tulsa, and, most recently, Honolulu districts.

  • Division West officers train for Best Ranger competition

    Dec 18, 2012

    First Army, supported by Division West, conducted training Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month to select a team to represent the command at the upcoming 30th annual Best Ranger Competition.

  • Specialist wins 2012 Operation Rising Star

    Dec 18, 2012

    Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Constance Mack, representing the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., won the 2012 Operation Rising Star military singing contest at Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • '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.

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