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  • Bullet-stopping helmet returned to Soldier at All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2014

    When former Army Spc. Chance Darby was reunited in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2013, with the Advanced Combat Helmet that saved his life in Afghanistan, he said the headgear had successfully stopped an enemy rifle bullet, but left him with two big headaches.

  • U.S. Army All-American plays to honor dad

    Jan 3, 2014

    Alabama golden boy, Shaun Hamilton, will join the ranks of great All-American linebackers at the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2014.

  • Army civilians praised for expertise in support of U.N. mission

    Jan 3, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal accompanied Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall to meet with Army civilians responsible for installing the Field Deployable Hydrolysis Systems aboard the U.S. Navy's MV Cape Ray, in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014.

  • Contracting command members support OCSJX-14

    Jan 3, 2014

    Approximately 100 Soldiers and civilian members from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the more than 500 taking part in the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014, scheduled for Jan. 7-31, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons afloat

    Jan 3, 2014

    Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

  • High school bands prepare for performance of lifetime at All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl welcomes superior musicians who have also combined that talent with achievement in marching skills, leadership, community service, grade-point average and overall character throughout their high school career.

  • Players honor Soldier sacrifice, nation by playing in All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    Selection as a player for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a prestigious honor for athletes. While only the strongest are chosen to wear the Army colors, the players have their own reasons to don the jersey representing the Army.

  • All-American Bowl teams meet for first time, ready themselves for game Saturday

    Jan 2, 2014

    East and West 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Teams met each other on the field for the first time at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 1, 2014.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center delivers San Antonio's first baby of 2014

    Jan 2, 2014

    Born at 12:03 a.m., Jan. 1, 2014, the birth of Zane Huesca Rodriguez not only marked the first baby of the year for Brooke Army Medical Center, but also the first of the year for San Antonio.

  • PEO Soldier volunteers help make Fantasy Flight for terminally ill children

    Dec 30, 2013

    A group of 24 military and civilian volunteers from Program Executive Office Soldier helped terminally ill children and their families experience night vision and Soldier protective equipment as part of United Airlines' 21st annual Fantasy Flight, Dec. 7, 2013, at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

  • N.Y. Guard to render final honors for 10,000 veterans by end of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013

    The New York Army National Guard Honor Guard expects to perform about 10,000 military funerals for veterans during 2013.

  • History written in stone: Sam Hunter's quest to preserve Black Mountain battleground

    Dec 26, 2013

    When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin, Calif., documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

  • Fort Irwin is moving ahead from summer storm disasters

    Dec 26, 2013

    While Fort Irwin, Calif., has resumed normal operations, efforts are continuing to repair damage caused by last summer's powerful, localized storms that resulted in millions of dollars of damage over five weeks in July and August.

  • Soldiers worldwide celebrating the holidays

    Dec 24, 2013

    Although it's not yet Christmas or New Year's Eve, Soldiers around the globe are already attending parties, visiting with families and friends and some are volunteering their time and donations to help those less fortunate.

  • Little-known facility provides important function

    Dec 24, 2013

    The radioactive material consolidation facility at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is not well-known, but it provides an important function for the Department of Defense.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot breaks ground for new helicopter painting facility

    Dec 23, 2013

    Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, the core of Army aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul for helicopters, engines and components, broke ground on a new modernized helicopter facility that will house painting operations for Army helicopters, this December.

  • Army helping draft flight regs for unmanned aircraft in U.S.

    Dec 20, 2013

    With Amazon announcing a test for package delivery using drones, the skies could soon become crowded with unmanned aerial systems, so the Army is providing assistance that could soon regulate the flight of drones over U.S. airspace.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre test physical limits

    Dec 19, 2013

    Drill sergeants and cadre in 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, at Fort Sill, Okla., took a break from pushing their Soldiers, to test their own physical limits, Dec. 11, 2013, in their inaugural Gauntlet Challenge.

  • Marne Division, community pay tribute to fallen during holidays

    Dec 18, 2013

    More than 140 motorcyclists from nearly 10 different clubs from as far away as Augusta, Ga., along with Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets and Civil Air Patrol cadet volunteers were in attendance to aid in placing wreaths at the bases of the 466 eastern redbud trees on the Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • Newest Army recovery vehicle wields claws, can handle most anything

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., is continuing to fulfill the training requirements of Soldiers deployed in combat environments.

  • Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen different community organizations from throughout Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came together, Dec. 10, 2013, in Eifler Fitness Center, for the first time to host a Resilience Rodeo specifically for military instructors and cadre to help them learn about services and resources available to them.

  • Spartan paratroopers jump in arctic gear

    Dec 16, 2013

    For the first time since returning from Afghanistan last year, U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, conducted an arctic airborne operation, Dec. 12, 2013, from a C-130 aircraft onto Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Malemute Drop Zone, Alaska.

  • Thousands lay wreaths at Arlington gravesites

    Dec 15, 2013

    More than 143,000 wreaths were placed on gravesites, Dec. 14, 2013, as part of the 22nd annual "Wreaths Across America" event at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia.

  • Fort Jackson helps ill 7-year-old boy become Soldier for day

    Dec 12, 2013

    Richard Culliver, a 7-year-old boy battling an inoperable brain tumor, took his place on Hilton Field with the rest of the Army's new Soldiers during last week's regular graduation ceremony.

  • SecArmy lauds Cadet SHARP program at West Point

    Dec 12, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2013, where he met with cadets, faculty and staff during a series of forums that covered issues such as sexual assault prevention, cyber and national security.

  • Gifts from above as Operation Toy Drop continues for 16th year

    Dec 11, 2013

    Rain-laden skies could not dampen the spirit of the Soldiers on Fort Bragg, N.C., as they jumped out of airplanes over Sicily drop zone in support of the 16th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • SMA Chandler thanks civilians for job well done

    Dec 11, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addressed a crowd of Soldiers and civilians, Dec. 3, 2013, in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., and discussed the Army profession as well as recognized more than a dozen outstanding Soldiers and civilians for their service.

  • Army ROTC Cadets at UT, Austin, participate in innovative SHARP training

    Dec 9, 2013

    Like many students at the University of Texas, Austin, Army ROTC Cadets dressed up for Halloween. However, their destination was not an on-campus party but for an alternative way to learn about a topic that is serious to the Army.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Corps of Engineers promotes long-term dam safety by identifying problems, engineering solutions

    Dec 9, 2013

    One of the most important missions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers carries out is reducing the risk of flooding. The Summersville Dam in West Virginia, the second largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi River, is designed to do just. During the most recent comprehensive inspection, which occurs once every 10 years, engineers discovered a problem; last month they engineered a solution.

  • Soldiers to get expedited airport security screenings

    Dec 9, 2013

    Beginning Dec. 20, 2013, Soldiers will be eligible for expedited pre-flight screening at airports, meaning they'll be able to get into the express line where they don't need to remove their shoes and belts or take laptops out of their baggage.

  • Soldiers dominate World Cup bobsled competition in Park City

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers defended home snow as if Olympic dreams depended upon their performances at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's 2013 World Cup stop, Dec. 6-7, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

  • Team USA loaded with Soldiers bobsledding for Olympic berths

    Dec 6, 2013

    Several Soldiers are competing for bobsled berths on Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. They are competing this weekend in an International Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup event at Park City Utah.

  • Army continues to evolve energy programs despite huge budget cuts

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army had to scrap more than $250 million in energy projects during fiscal year 2013 in order to comply with the Budget Control Act, said the service's deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability.

  • SMA talks policy, Army future with Old Guard

    Dec 4, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, and his wife, Jeanne, visited with service members, Department of Defense civilians and families on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Dec. 3, 2013.

  • Soldiers lead students in physical readiness training

    Dec 3, 2013

    Mondays thru Fridays at Army installations throughout the world, Soldiers conduct physical readiness training to help ensure physical fitness and combat readiness. Students at Patriot Elementary on Fort Carson, Colo., were given the opportunity to do the same Nov. 18-20, 2013, when Soldiers visited the school to train with them.

  • Sherman tank returns to North Country for restoration

    Dec 2, 2013

    A World War II-era M4A3 "Sherman" tank staged at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs for the past decade was transported Nov. 22, 2013, to Fort Drum, N.Y., where it will undergo a complete makeover before being returned to the museum next year.

  • Volunteers place thousands of Christmas wreaths on graves of fallen heroes

    Dec 2, 2013

    Vibrant splashes of seasonal green and red brightened a wintry morning at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, in Killen, Texas, Nov. 30, 2013, as more than 1,000 volunteers placed more than 5,000 Christmas wreaths were placed on row after row of snowy white grave markers.

  • Army Reserve responds to Illinois tornado

    Dec 2, 2013

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 724th Transportation Company were among the first to assist with recovery efforts in the aftermath of a deadly F4 tornado that ripped through Washington, Ill., Nov. 17, 2013.

  • Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

    Nov 27, 2013

    For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass blowing from experts in the field.

  • Pow Wow at Fort Sam Houston celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 27, 2013

    Members of the Fort Sam Houston and surrounding communities gathered together Nov. 16 in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month during the 14th annual "Honoring of the Veterans Pow Wow" at the Fort Sam Houston Teen and Youth Center.

  • Fort Sill dentists fix, clean teeth in single visit

    Nov 27, 2013

    An Armywide dental program that gives Soldiers an exam, cleaning and restorative care in one fell swoop benefits Soldiers and their units, dental clinics and the Army.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers donate blood ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 26, 2013

    Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Soldiers and civilians are participating in the quarterly Fort Riley, Kan., blood drive to support the American Red Cross Central Plains Region Blood Service on post.

  • Soldiers hit ground running first day of `Best Warrior'

    Nov 21, 2013

    From the pre-dawn hours to after the sun dipped below the horizon, the Army's finest warriors were pushed to their limits both physically and mentally during the first day of the Army's 2013 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Army secretary notes wounded warrior progress, challenges

    Nov 20, 2013

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh acknowledged the depth and breadth of wounded warrior issues during a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 16, 2013.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Fort Carson honored at 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Directorate of Public Works at Fort Carson received the 2013 Federal Energy Management Program Director's Award during a ceremony at the Department of Interior's Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.

  • McHugh touts importance of Army ammunition ocean terminals

    Nov 17, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (Calif.) to assess the facility's requirements and capabilities for the safe and secure delivery of munitions to and from the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • U.S. surgeon general visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 14, 2013

    The newly appointed U.S. surgeon general met with Public Health Service officers assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 7, 2013, and toured the Department of Defense Telehealth and Technology center.

  • $5.35 billion sufficient for Hurricane Sandy relief, USACE chief tells Congress

    Nov 14, 2013

    The $5.35 billion authorized for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects to mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is enough to reduce future risk, the Army's chief of Engineers told Congress.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Army.mil homepage featured photos

    Nov 13, 2013

    These photos are displayed on Army.mil in the Featured Photos box on the Army homepage.

  • Pentagon exhibit highlights American Indian wartime achievements

    Nov 13, 2013

    American Indian achievements in the Army and Marine Corps are depicted in a Pentagon display on loan this week from the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Army Corps, U.S. Navy retrieve piece of Civil War ironclad from Savannah River

    Nov 13, 2013

    Archeologists working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved a 64-square-foot section of a Civil War ironclad warship from the bottom of the Savannah River near Savannah, Ga., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • 'America's Parade' honors veterans

    Nov 12, 2013

    The people of New York City honored the men and women who served the nation as they lined 5th Avenue during "America's Parade" to celebrate Veterans Day.

  • Thousands pause to remember fallen Vietnam veterans

    Nov 11, 2013

    Thousands gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2013, to remember the service and sacrifice of all who served, and to pay tribute to those who did not return home from the war.

  • Vietnam Army Nurse Corps veteran honors women who served

    Nov 8, 2013

    Veterans Day is a time to honor those who served and remember the sacrifice and courage of those who gave so much for the nation.

  • Mail early to ensure packages reach loved ones over holidays

    Nov 7, 2013

    With the holidays coming up fast, now is the time to consider mailing early, especially to loved ones overseas, said an official with the Military Postal Service Agency.

  • Army Reserve unit honors native Chicagoan, World War II veteran 68 years after service

    Nov 7, 2013

    U.S. Army World War II veteran, Frank Andrews, 94, was awarded six medals, to include the Purple Heart, from Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn, Commanding General of the 85th Support Command and Deputy Commanding General for Support of First Army, Division West, Nov. 3, 2013, during a surprise ceremony at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL.

  • Rucking for a cause at Natick

    Nov 6, 2013

    On Nov. 10, 2013, about 200 people around the world, including Capt. Justin Fitch of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will be rucking for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans and families who deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideations and tendencies.

  • Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier

    Nov 6, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 1, 2013.

  • Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

    Nov 5, 2013

    Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • Hero 2 Hired comprehensive resource for Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans, spouses

    Nov 5, 2013

    With millions of job listings, and advice for job seekers, the "Hero 2 Hired" website is a tremendous resource for Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans, and spouses, said a top enlisted adviser.

  • 'Operation Mend' heals wounded service members at UCLA

    Nov 5, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell visited "Operation Mend," Nov. 1, 2013, to gain insight and knowledge into the groundbreaking program that provides wounded military personnel with specialized medical care.

  • Army leadership recognizes excellence of The Old Guard, 'Pershing's Own'

    Nov 4, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presented framed mementos to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Nov. 4, 2013, in appreciation for their flawless support during the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Under Secretary of the Army-hosted Twilight Tattoos.

  • McAlester increases public-private partnerships, revenue

    Nov 4, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., had a banner year, generating $16.1 million from 26 public-private partnerships in the fiscal year 2013, said explained a plant official.

  • Headstone placement time at ANC greatly improved in past two years

    Nov 1, 2013

    Over the past two years, the time it takes to place a headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., has been reduced from as many as 180 days to an average of just 45 days, said the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program.

  • Vice Chief Campbell, SMA Chandler discuss readiness and resiliency at Lewis-McChord

    Nov 1, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Oct. 30, 2013, to discuss the progress of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • Vice Chief Campbell, SMA Chander visit 'Big Red One' Soldiers, discuss R2C

    Oct 31, 2013

    On a mission to take the pulse of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Kan., Gen. John F. Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III; and other Army representatives visited the post, Oct. 29, 2013.

  • JROTC cadet volunteers honor wounded warriors during 2013 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 31, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet volunteers from Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va., prepared the "Warrior Tent" in honor of the 85 athletes who competed in the Wounded Warrior and Wheelchair category of the Army Ten-Miler, at the Pentagon, Oct. 20, 2013.

  • Army vice chief, SMA visit Fort Sill for resiliency input

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army's second in command and its top enlisted Soldier were at Fort Sill, Okla., Oct. 29-30, 2013, to solicit input from Soldiers, families, leaders and Army civilians on implementation of the Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • McHugh relights JFK Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 29, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh relit the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2013, which marks the final resting places of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

  • Army researcher looks for cold facts

    Oct 28, 2013

    Maj. David DeGroot, Ph.D., went looking for the cold facts, and after years of study, he may have them.

  • Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts pass year milestone

    Oct 28, 2013

    One year ago, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J.

  • Natick Soldier exchanges gifts, admiration with patriotic Red Sox player

    Oct 24, 2013

    On a late June day at Fenway Park in Boston, Master Sgt. Miguel Chacon was looking on with great pleasure as Red Sox players signed autographs for his three children and dozens of others when he felt something hit him on the side.

  • Record field for Army Ten-Miler benefits Morale, Welfare and Recreation

    Oct 23, 2013

    A record Army Ten-Miler field of 35,000 registered participants, along with a record-setting number of starters and finishers, helped generate funds to support Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. The previous five runnings of the event generated more than $3 million for the Family and MWR fund.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Doing lab work for 'HEROES'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Ten students from the UMass Lowell Co-op Scholars Program worked during the summer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, as part of the Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers, or HEROES, program.

  • Army's first Executive Resilience, Performance Course offered to Army leaders at Belvoir

    Oct 21, 2013

    Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted the Army's first official Executive Resilience and Performance Course for Army leaders, Oct. 17, 2013.

  • Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

    Oct 21, 2013

    Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish, Oct. 20, 2013, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

  • Pathfinders jump toward next 'rendezvous with destiny'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, conducted the unit's last scheduled jump, at Corregidor Drop Zone, on Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013.

  • Wounded warriors inspire at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 20, 2013

    The wounded warriors who raced in the Army Ten-Miler are an inspiration to the nation, said the Army's top enlisted advisor.

  • Swenson Hall of Heroes induction brings changes to MOH processing

    Oct 18, 2013

    As former Army Capt. William D. Swenson was inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, Oct. 16, 2013, Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced a directive to improve the Medal of Honor nomination and review process.

  • Military Ocean Terminals play strategic role in defense

    Oct 17, 2013

    On opposite sides of the continent sit two Military Ocean Terminals unassumingly shipping munitions across the globe. With an air of efficiency only achieved after decades of operations, the ports neither hide nor broadcast their operations; they simply accomplish their mission: to safely provide ammunition terminal services to meet the nation's objectives.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Multi-component command trains for retrograde mission

    Oct 15, 2013

    Army Reserve and Army National Guard Engineer Soldiers from Arkansas, South Carolina, Virginia, Missouri and Ohio recently completed their Cumulative Training Exercise at Camp Shelby Miss., with the assistance of the 177th Armored Brigade, First Army Division East.

  • WWII veteran, Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Oct 15, 2013

    Retired Master Sgt. Nicholas Oresko was honored at a public funeral service, Oct. 10, 2013, in Paramus, N.J. Oresko died Oct. 4, at the age of 96, and was the oldest living World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Film workshop provides therapy to combat vets

    Oct 15, 2013

    Service members being treated at the Warrior Transition Unit, its cadre, as well as Soldiers and veterans on and off Fort Bragg, N.C., were provided an opportunity to use the art of film making to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • 84 'Spartan' Soldiers re-enlist to continue their service to nation

    Oct 15, 2013

    Hundreds of family, friends and fellow Soldiers packed the bleachers of at Cottrell field, at Fort Stewart, Ga., to witness as 84 "Spartan" Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a mass re-enlistment ceremony, Oct. 3, 2013.

  • 'Tomahawks' mortar platoon trains for conventional fight

    Oct 15, 2013

    The "Tomahawks" mortar platoon, with Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, conducted live-fire mortar training during multi-day exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Texas Guard DART-W continues to assist with Colorado flood response

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Texas Army National Guard's 36th Infantry Division's Domestic All-Hazards Response Team-West continues to coordinate assistance requests and support for the Colorado flood relief effort.

  • Community comes together to help terminally ill Soldier

    Oct 7, 2013

    A terminally ill Soldier and his family received a lot more help than they could have imagined on moving day, after a large response to a post on a well-known social media networking site.

  • Sappers practice air assault ops, prep for Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 7, 2013

    Soldiers of the 571st Sapper Company had the opportunity to conduct an air insertion and extraction operations as part of their pre-deployment training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 23, 2013.

  • From local ball park player to all-Army champ: Soldier's story of resilience

    Oct 7, 2013

    Spc. Tonya Martin, a military police Soldier with the 92nd Military Police Battalion, and her fellow team members, beat the U.S. Air Force with a score of 6-3 in their final game of the Armed Forces Softball Tournament, at Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 18, 2013.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District awards $1.1 million small business contract

    Oct 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount $1,172,000 to Inland Construction & Engineering Inc., to install impressed current cathodic protection systems at the Colorado River Locks in Matagorda, Texas.

  • 'Ironhorse' troopers fall into tank gunnery

    Oct 3, 2013

    Gunnery is in full swing this fall as the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, gears up for another brigade inclusive training exercise in November, and a rotation to the National Training Center in February.