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  • 5 civilians honored by Army Chief of Staff

    Oct 31, 2014

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army's Chief of Staff, presented five American citizens with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award during a special performance of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Army's Ebola Epidemic Response Efforts

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), as the Department of Defense lead for coordinating defense support of civil authorities in the United States, has been given the mission to stand up a joint medical support team (MST) to assist U.S. civilian hospitals to treat patients with Ebola and prevent the further spread of this epidemic.

  • Warrior Care Month

    Oct 30, 2014

    Each November, the Army commemorates Warrior Care Month. This is a time where the military community reaffirms their commitment to the best recovery and reintegration for the nation's wounded, ill and injured service members, their families and the professionals who support them.

  • D Company reenlistments take place in front of Constitution

    Oct 30, 2014

    Three 3d U.S. Army Infantry (The Old Guard) Delta Company Soldiers reenlisted in front of an iconic American document the morning of Oct. 28 in the rotunda of the National Archives in Washington.

  • Army Aviators receive Superior Unit Award

    Oct 28, 2014

    Soldiers of the Army Air Operations Group stand in formation on the parade field outside the Army Air Operations Group headquarters prior to a formal award ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair, recognizing the unit's Army Superior Unit Award presentation, Oct. 28, 2014.

  • Bank on Banker: George Banker heads toward his 100th marathon start Sunday

    Oct 27, 2014

    When marathon enthusiast, Army Ten-Miler Operations Manager and Marine Corps Marathon Historian George Banker heads to the 2014 MCM starting line, he will be wearing bib number 100.

  • Korean Defense Minister pays respects at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Korean Minister of Defense Han Min-koo participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Israeli Minister of Defense honors America's fallen

    Oct 22, 2014

    Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe Ya'alon, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army leaders first in line for flu vaccine

    Oct 21, 2014

    The command team from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington kicks off the 2014 flu season by being the first in line for the vaccine at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Announces Open House of Historic Courtroom

    Oct 17, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces its quarterly Public Open House of Grant Hall's historic third-floor courtroom, located on the Fort McNair side of the Joint Base in southwest Washington D.C., from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

  • Salute from the Chief - A special Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 16, 2014

    Join Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, for a special Twilight Tattoo program to recognize four Americans for their outstanding service in support of the United States Army.

  • Golden Knights show civilian leaders the Army way

    Oct 15, 2014

    "Jumping out of plane at 13,000 feet with the U.S. Army; I jumped at the chance."

  • Soldiers tell their story during AUSA opening

    Oct 13, 2014

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," provided a patriotic performance, Oct. 13, 2014, during the opening ceremony of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13-15.

  • Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 30th anniversary

    Oct 12, 2014

    A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the race's 30th anniversary. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending in front of the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the nation's most iconic monuments.

  • Enhancing leadership skills

    Oct 10, 2014

    Soldiers from around the Nation learned about the facets and challenges of command during the Company Commanders and First Sergeant Course (CCFSC), from Oct. 6-9, 2014. The course was hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at the National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C.

  • Belvoir youth train with pros at NFL Salute to Play 60 event

    Oct 10, 2014

    Hundreds of youth athletes from Fort Belvoir and several other military installations around the Washington, D.C. metro area learned from Washington Redskins players about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle and maintaining proper eating habits during the 2nd annual Salute to Play 60 Military Challenge, Sept. 30 at Pullen Field.

  • ATM Race weekend kicks off with expo

    Oct 10, 2014

    Thousands of runners descended on the southeast region of the Nation's Capital for the beginning of the Army Ten-Miler race expo held Friday and Saturday at the D.C. Armory.

  • 2014 National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2014

    October is National Depression Awareness Month. In observance, the U.S. Army will join several organizations across America, Oct. 9, in recognition of National Depression Screening Day to inform the public about the signs and symptoms of depression.

  • NATO Military Chairman honors the fallen during trip to Washington

    Oct 3, 2014

    Danish Gen. Knud Bartels, Chairman of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), paid his respects to America's fallen heroes during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2014

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army's observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month remains important to our communities as we recognize the countless contributions Americans with disabilities make to our Army on a daily basis. To this end, it is our responsibility to acknowledge and honor these individuals by continuing to implement effective policies and practices that increase their employment opportunities.

  • Patron Saint of Warriors discussed

    Oct 1, 2014

    St. Michael, the patron saint of warriors, was the topic of discussion during the St. Michael Medallion luncheon hosted by the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Chaplains Office at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team is counting on you to act responsibly and report misuse or suspect activity in cyberspace to your chain of command. By dedicating ourselves to increased online security we help stay Army Strong.

  • It's only days away! MDW's Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 1, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's (MDW) Army Ten-Miler will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at this year's race scheduled for Sunday, October 12.

  • JFHQ NCR-MDW Employee Spotlight

    Oct 1, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Spc. John Arriaga!

  • Colombia's top military official honors the fallen in the Nation's Capital

    Sep 26, 2014

    Gen. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Barragán, Commander of the Armed Forces, Republic of Colombia, paid his respects to America's fallen heroes during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • The Spirit of America comes to Hershey PA

    Sep 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington performs 'Spirit of America', a highly visual, live-action U.S. Army show at the Giant Center in Hershey Pa. Friday and Saturday.

  • Capital Shield: Emergency response training in the nation's capital

    Sep 24, 2014

    RFK Stadium was abuzz as Army helicopters flew low over the northwest region of the Nation's Capital, Sept. 23.

  • Soldier comes full circle at Hershey, Pa.

    Sep 23, 2014

    "When I was a kid, I use to come to Hershey for school trips; now kids on school trips are coming to see me perform," said Pvt. Eric J. Chapka, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and Spirit of America narrator. "I love visiting Hershey!"

  • President of Ukraine lays a wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Sep 19, 2014

    The recently elected President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., during his visit to the United States.

  • Albany NY catches the Spirit of America

    Sep 19, 2014

    Thousands cheered America's Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington as they performed 'Spirit of America', a highly visual, live-action U.S. Army show at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York this morning.

  • President Taft honored on birthday

    Sep 16, 2014

    William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States was honored on the occasion of his birthday by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, who laid a wreath at his gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Boston parties at Spirit of America

    Sep 12, 2014

    Bostonians and visitors from all over the nation cheered this morning as the Soldiers of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington performed 'Spirit of America', a highly visual, live-action U.S. Army show at TD Garden in Boston. Another show is scheduled for tonight, and two more tomorrow.

  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance 11 September 2014

    Sep 11, 2014

    "Like the great wall and bedrock that embrace us today, nothing can ever break us. Nothing can change who we are as Americans."

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

    Sep 10, 2014

    America's diversity is a source of strength and Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend and show their allegiance to this nation in many ways, but especially through their military service. The theme for 2014's Hispanic Heritage Month is Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success

  • CFC: Giving where it counts

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington officially kicked off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, JFHQ-NCR/MDW commanding general being the first to contribute in the command at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Spotlight

    Sep 5, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Pfc. Kyle Latosky

  • Stopping Suicide stigmas

    Sep 4, 2014

    "We knew he was sad, but we didn't know you could die from being sad," said Maj. Gen. (ret.) Mark A. Graham.

  • Army Suicide Awareness Month

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army amplifies its promotion of the importance of resilience building and suicide awareness within the Army profession during the entire month of September. This year's theme is Enhancing Resiliency -- Strengthening Our Professionals.

  • Telling America's story

    Sep 2, 2014

    This year's show received its final validation by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, during a full dress rehearsal at Fort Belvoir, Va. Once validated, MDW's 2014 Spirit of America production is ready for public viewing.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

    Sep 2, 2014

    September 2014 is the eleventh annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) Campaign. NPM is a commemorative event to emphasize the importance of being prepared for emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes, or terrorist attacks. Soldiers, families, and civilians are encouraged to turn awareness into action by Being Informed, Making a Plan, Building a Kit, and Getting Involved.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • No time to rest for Fife and Drum Corps as 'Spirit of America' approaches

    Aug 26, 2014

    The 2014 Spirit of America itinerary for The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is set, and the Soldiers will be rehearsing and practicing new drill choreography, while getting ready to travel from Boston to Albany, New York, and on to Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • Spirit of America! History Comes to Life

    Aug 26, 2014

    Join the U.S. Army Military District of Washington as we celebrate the return of Spirit of America, a highly visual, live-action U.S. Army show taking place September 12 and 13 at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., September 19 and 20 at the Times Union Center, Albany, N.Y. and September 26 and 27 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 25, 2014

    I wish each of you a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday.

  • Singapore's top defense chief honors the fallen during trip to Washington

    Aug 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Defense Force, Singapore Armed Forces, paid his respects to America's fallen during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Fighting terrorism one person at a time

    Aug 22, 2014

    More than 80 military and civilian participants from around the United States attended a five-day Antiterrorism Officer Basic Course, held at Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug. 18-22.

  • Last Twilight Tattoo of the season

    Aug 21, 2014

    More than 700 audience members and special guests waited out a storm to catch the last Twilight Tattoo of the season, hosted by Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) deputy commanding general.

  • Arlington County Fire Department honors America's fallen

    Aug 20, 2014

    Chief of the Arlington County Fire Department, Jim Schwartz, paid his respects to America's fallen heroes during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Fun, camaraderie and great weather at JFHQ-NCR/MDW Organizational Day picnic

    Aug 18, 2014

    Friends, families, and co-workers enjoyed the beautiful late summer weather and the esprit de corps at the annual Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Organizational Day picnic at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C.

  • Assist, protect and defend at Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 14, 2014

    Hundreds of audience members came out on a cool summer evening to watch the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform in Twilight Tattoo on Whipple Field, with their host Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock, U.S. Army Provost Marshal General and commanding general of Army Criminal Investigation Command and Army Corrections Command.

  • Mosquito-borne viruses hit summer peak, WNV discovered on Fort McNair

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Army Public Health Command on July 31 released a report showing positive West Nile Virus (WNV) detections located in two military mosquito-trapping sites on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, which constitutes the first discovery of the virus on the installation in 2014.

  • USACE hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 7, 2014

    Hundreds of visitors and special guests joined their host, Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commanding general, as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • JFHQ NCR-MDW Employee Spotlight - Graham Walker

    Aug 4, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Graham Walker!

  • Great weather + Free show = FUN

    Jul 31, 2014

    Hundreds of visitors and special guests joined their host, the Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment, as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Weekend fun; Soldier style

    Jul 30, 2014

    Seven members from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington participated in their second annual Spartan race held at Wicomico Motorsports Park in Charlotte Hall, Md.

  • Happy 239th birthday JAG Corps

    Jul 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Staff Judge Advocate office celebrated the Judge Advocate General's Corps 239th birthday during a ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Chaplains remember Vietnam during 239th Anniversary

    Jul 28, 2014

    Vietnam era members of the Chaplain Corps were honored during the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary celebration at Arlington National Cemetery and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH), Va.

  • New Soldiers swear in at Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 24, 2014

    Several hundred members of the public gambled on the weather to watch the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform a Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. Dennis L. Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) commanding general, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Picking the best pacers

    Jul 24, 2014

    The process of gaining the talents of 40 runners for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Ten-Miler team is underway.

  • Preparing for the worst

    Jul 24, 2014

    A functional active shooter exercise took place on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 17 to assess first responder reaction time and the reactions of a select group of JBM-HH staff and employees.

  • DC road closures and restrictions for the 2014 U.S. -- Africa Leaders Summit

    Jul 23, 2014

    The 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will take place from Monday, August 4th through Thursday, August 7th in Washington, D.C.

  • MDW legal staff awards Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Staff Judge Advocate office welcomed one Soldier and said goodbye to two others during a ceremony hosted by Col. James R. Agar, MDW staff judge advocate, held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C., July 22, 2014.

  • Pershing's Own receives new command sergeant major

    Jul 21, 2014

    The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" has a new command sergeant major - Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Smith was appointed to the position during a change of responsibility ceremony July 14 at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • New Va. laws expand military-state relations

    Jul 21, 2014

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law June 12 five bills that directly impact service members and their families.

  • TRADOC hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 17, 2014

    Hundreds flocked to see the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform in Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) commanding general, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Kenyan Defense Chief honors the Fallen

    Jul 16, 2014

    Gen. Julius Waweru Karangi, Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Responders welcome new command team

    Jul 16, 2014

    The U.S. Army Air Operations Group hosted Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremonies for their outgoing command team held in Hanger 3 on Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • Army's senior lawyer hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 10, 2014

    Hundreds of audience members came out to the see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Twilight Tattoo hosted by the 39th U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, held on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va., July 9, 2014.

  • MDW Recognized by the Secretary of the Army

    Jul 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Military District of Washington received the Army Superior Unit Award (ASUA) for meritorious performance of a difficult and challenging mission from January 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013 by the Honorable John M. McHugh, Sectary of the Army.

  • JFHQ NCR-MDW Employee Spotlight - Master Sgt. Valetta R. Stewart

    Jul 7, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Master Sgt. Valetta R. Stewart

  • Army 4th quarter antiterrorism theme - Organization and Individual Protective Measures

    Jul 7, 2014

    The Army antiterrorism awareness theme for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014, July through September, is Organization and Individual Protective Measures to prevent and counter the terrorist threat

  • Twilight Tattoo returns

    Jul 7, 2014

    Following its Independence Day break the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo returns to Whipple Field at JBM-HH starting July 9 until the end of the season. The military pageantry coupled with the breathtaking views of downtown Washington D.C. provides a wonderful backdrop to these great performances.

  • Top Philippines Army Officer lays wreath

    Jul 1, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri, Commanding General of the Philippine Army, participated in an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Congratulations Col. (R) Shields

    Jun 30, 2014

    Family, friends and fellow staff members said their official goodbyes to Col. Burton K. Shields, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington operations branch director during his retirement awards ceremony held at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, June 26, 2014.

  • An Independence Day message from JFHQ-NCR/MDW's commanding general

    Jun 30, 2014

    The 4th of July is a time to celebrate and reflect on the significance of our freedom and our role in sustaining it.

  • Burned on the Fourth of July

    Jun 30, 2014

    Many of those who have used fireworks have a "close-call" story to tell. My father had multiple fireworks incidents when he was younger. However, one particular story stands out.

  • New command team takes over at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jun 27, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL Va. -- Lt. Col. David A. Meyer assumed command of Fort A.P. Hill during a brief ceremony at Beaverdam Field here today.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army recognizes NCOs during Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 26, 2014

    Audience members from across the country joined their host Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler for Twilight Tattoo a high-energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Run, Run, Run as fast as you can

    Jun 26, 2014

    Health and team building was the theme of the Responders Race to Wellness run hosted by the United States Army Air Operations Group at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Fort Belvoir welcomes new Garrison Commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Wednesday outside the garrison headquarters building. Col. Michelle D. Mitchell assumed command from Col. Gregory D. Gadson.

  • Italian defense chief honors America's fallen

    Jun 25, 2014

    Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Old Guard Soldiers recognized during Washington Nationals Army Day celebration

    Jun 24, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Drill team and U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed in front of thousands in the sweltering heat at Nationals Park as part of the Washington Nationals Army Day celebration prior to their game with the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014.

  • Special Twilight Tattoo salutes the NCO: Backbone of the Army

    Jun 23, 2014

    A special Twilight Tattoo will be performed this Wednesday, June 18, to recognize the service, sacrifice and leadership of Non-Commissioned Officers from past generations who paved the way for today's Soldiers.

  • Army celebrates its birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 20, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 visitors to the National Capital Region helped celebrate the Army's 239th birthday as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high-energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • Fairfax County proclaims 'Army Week,' says farewell

    Jun 19, 2014

    A grateful Fairfax County officially ushered in "Army Week" and bid a fond farewell to two leaders of Fort Belvoir's Garrison. Col. Gregory D. Gadson, garrison commander; and Don Carr, garrison director of public affairs, each received proclamations from the county. The county's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to celebrate its longstanding relationship with Fort Belvoir by proclaiming "Army Week" throughout the county from June 13-21 and followed that with two more resolutions that honored the post's two soon-to-be-retirees in Gadson and Carr for their many years of service.

  • Sergeant of the Guard's final walk

    Jun 19, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Tanner M. Welch, Sergeant of the Guard, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), participated in his last walk and conducted a rose laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, June 19, 2014.

  • Pakistan's Chairman lays wreath in Arlington

    Jun 19, 2014

    Gen. Rashad Mahmood, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • New Army careers begin on Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 18, 2014

    Twenty young American's raised their hands and became Soldiers during a ceremony held at Phillies Citizens Bank Park Stadium shortly before the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7 to 4, in Philadelphia, June 14, 2014.

  • Old Guard welcomes 80th Commander

    Jun 18, 2014

    Col. Johnny Davis became the 80th commander of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). Davis replaced Col. James C. Markert during a ceremony held at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 18, 2014.

  • 239th Army Birthday tri-signed letter - "America's Army: Our Profession"

    Jun 16, 2014

    239th Army Birthday tri-signed letter - "America's Army: Our Profession"

  • Happy 239th Birthday, U.S. Army!

    Jun 13, 2014

    Two hundred thirty-nine years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. On June 14, we celebrate 239 Years of Our Profession.

  • Chaplains provide stability during a crisis

    Jun 13, 2014

    Contingency management in the National Capital Region was the theme of the 8th annual military and civilian chaplain interagency conference held at the Spates Community Club and Conference Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

  • Fort A.P. Hill celebrates the Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - More than 150 Soldiers, Civilians and friends of Fort A.P. Hill participated in the post's Army Birthday celebration and 5-kilometer run June 13 at Wilcox Camp.

  • Army celebrates 239th birthday in New York City

    Jun 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army and the people of New York City commemorated the Army's 239th birthday and celebrated this year's theme -- "America's Army: Our Profession," June 13, 2014, in Bryant Park, in New York City, N.Y.

  • Vietnam War Vets honored at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 12, 2014

    Vietnam veterans from across the country joined their host for the evening, the Honorable Brad Carson, Under Secretary of the Army, and watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Army prepares to celebrate 239th birthday in New York City

    Jun 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army will celebrate its 239th birthday with special events in Bryant Park in New York City on Friday, June 13. The theme for this year is America's Army: Our Profession. Please mark your calendar for a full day of events at Bryant Park, located at 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas.

  • Greater Washington Board of Trade honors the fallen

    Jun 6, 2014

    James C. Dinegar, Greater Washington Board of Trade (GWBOT) president and CEO and Stuart L. Solomon, GWBOT 2014 chair and managing director laid a wreath with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, during an Army Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 5, 2014.

  • Army aviators fill Washington's skies

    Jun 5, 2014

    The skies over the Nation's Capital were filled with helicopters as the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Army Air Operations Group, 12th Aviation Battalion flew its entire inventory of aircraft one last time together during a training exercise held June 4, 2014.

  • Thousands join Army's Vice Chief of Staff at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 5, 2014

    Thousands of visitors to the Nation's Capital joined their host, Gen. John F. Campbell, Army Vice Chief of Staff, as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

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