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  • DoD Personal Property Program actively seeks servicemembers' input

    Aug 4, 2009

    Have you ever had your household goods moved and at the end of the process, thought, 'That was the best move I've had, I hope my next move is that good.' Or conversely, 'That move was horrible, I hope no one else has to use movers like these.'

  • 101st commander receives prestigious aviation award

    Aug 3, 2009

    On July 29, Maj. Gen. Jeffery Schloesser became the recipient of the Order of St. Michael gold award for his significant and lasting contributions to the field of Army aviation.

  • Combat medics treat Afghan locals, provide healthcare to remote villages

    Aug 1, 2009

    In a garrison environment, medics operate sick-call clinics for ill or injured Soldiers. On the frontlines, medics stabilize severely-wounded troops long enough for a medical evacuation to a field hospital. At Forward Operating Base Baylough, two medics of the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment use their medical skills for not only their fellow Soldiers but also local Afghans.

  • Keeping a watchful eye for ticks

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Foot blisters take the fun out of marching

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Task Force Strike supports West Point training mission

    Jul 30, 2009

    Despite their smaller boot print on the summer training landscape, Task Force Strike is working hard to provide West Point the best summer training and support that the Corps of Cadets has come to expect. Though much of the instruction this year has fallen upon the cadets themselves to carry out, the task force Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are ready to support the mission with vehicles, drivers, medics and other services. The job is being done with about half the resources of a typical task fo

  • West Point CLDT second iteration continued high-intensity pace

    Jul 30, 2009

    The second iteration of this year's high-intensity Cadet Leader Development Training was full of the unexpected, but maintained a constant from prior years of summer training-the interaction of cadets with active duty commissioned and noncommissioned officers.

  • Commentary: Reflecting on pride of service

    Jul 28, 2009

  • Water - It does the body good

    Jul 24, 2009

  • Gunnery sergeant of 'Full Metal Jacket' fame visits APG for program called 'Lock n�

    Jul 24, 2009

  • EOD NCO reaches five-year mark after tough, life-changing injury

    Jul 23, 2009

    Soldier overcomes disability challenges despite missing limb.

  • Engineers and Soldiers collaborate during 82nd Airborne's visit to RDECOM

    Jul 23, 2009

    Soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division continue their two-week tour of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's facilities and are using the opportunities to collaborate with the engineers and scientists who develop much of the Army's technological solutions to battlefield needs.

  • Australian officer presented with 28 combat awards

    Jul 21, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Schloesser, 101st Airborne Division commanding general presented Australian army Maj. Jason Duggan with 28 awards for Task Group 633.7's contributions while attached to Task Force Eagle Assault, during Operation Enduring Freedom IX.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • New UH-72As aid 'Flatiron' at Fort Rucker

    Jul 17, 2009

    With the arrival of three new UH-72A Lakota helicopters last week, Fort Rucker's Air Ambulance Detachment, known as Flatiron, can better assist Fort Rucker and local communities by reaching medical emergency scenes faster.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest aims to channel thrill-seeking behavior of combat veterans

    Jul 16, 2009

    Warrior Adventure Quest is a new program to assist Soldiers in transitioning back to their home station after a combat tour. The program combines outdoor recreation activities, leadership and psychological training.

  • Afghans help build base

    Jul 15, 2009

    An Afghan villager carefully places a brick while constructing a wall at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Konar Province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing base expansion in the country.

  • Army announces new task orders, contractors with operations in Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2009

    Two new task orders supporting LOGCAP IV contract operations in Afghanistan are now in effect, Army officials announced July 7. DynCorp International, LLC was awarded the work for southern Afghanistan and Fluor Intercontinental was selected for work in northern Afghanistan, the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Ill., announced.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Alaska troops, families

    Jul 10, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top enlisted leader addressed topics such as deployment tour lengths, dwell time and changes to noncommissioned officer training, during a town hall forum July 7, at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • 'God Reached Down and Protected Me'

    Jul 9, 2009

    For many people, reaching a mountaintop often brings to mind the beauty of a sunset, the promise of a majestic view and the hope for a better future. But, for Nate Self, a mountaintop symbolizes two starkly different things - the terror of sudden death at the hands of an enemy, and God's promise to be with His followers through the toughest battles. A West Point graduate and a former Army Ranger captain, Self was at the top of Takur Ghar Mountain in Afghanistan in 2002 when enemy fire killed seven of his fellow Soldiers in a battle that is now known as the Rescue on Roberts Ridge. But he left that mountain knowing that God was with him and his men during the heat of battle. "Whenever I see a mountain I am reminded of Bull Hill at West Point and reciting Psalm 121 as we climbed it," he said. "The first verse always stuck with me. Whenever I saw mountains that was God reminding me He was there."

  • Fort Myer, Va., Area Chaplains' Corner: Devoting time with God

    Jul 9, 2009

    This is a regular Fort Myer Pentagram column which features a different chaplain from around the National Capital Region each week. This particular column happens to be authored by the manager of the Chaplain's Corner program. Chap. (LTC) White corrals all these chaplains, including Marine, USAF, Navy, Army, Coast Guard chaplains from any faith, and they provide a weekly column.

  • Fort Myer, Va., NCO Spotlight: NCO goes for challenge, competence

    Jul 9, 2009

    Fort Myer spotlighted NCO was a chaplain assistant, but got a new MOS to Acquisition, Logistics and Technology contract specialist. This NCO lives by some principles useful for Soldiers and civilians, young and old.

  • New leader named to lead Dutch aviators

    Jul 9, 2009

    New leader named to command Dutch aviation students.

  • Fort Rucker schedules improvements with stimulus funds

    Jul 9, 2009

    Postwide renovations will get under way later this year thanks to the more than $12.1 million in funds Fort Rucker recently received through the presidential economic stimulus package.

  • Alltop flies high at Army First Sergeant Course - Air Force Master Sergeant makes history at USASMA

    Jul 7, 2009

    Air Force Master Sgt. Danny Alltop, is just days away from making history - in the Army that is. Alltop will graduate July 10 from the U.S. Army's First Sergeant Course taught at Fort Bliss, Texas, and thus go into the history books as the first airman to do so.

  • CCAD Launches Beefed-up Black Hawk

    Jul 2, 2009

    Beefier Black Hawks will soon support troops on the ground thanks to the skilled artisans at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. The first UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter recapitalized and upgraded to UH-60L rolled out of CCAD and into the hands of Soldiers June 26, 2009.

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has launched a test allowing Soldiers and leaders to make real-time updates to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures via a wiki environment.

  • GOLDEN KNIGHTS SEEK CANDIDATES FOR ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION

    Jun 25, 2009

    Army Parachute team seeks candidates for Assessment and Selection.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 "Year of the NCO" theme. Many of our Soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of our Great Nation and SSG Reva J. Navarro is no exception. SSG Navarro is a member of Bravo Company, 101st Signal Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. She also proudly defends the citizens of our country, as a New York State Trooper, hailing from Troop F-Zone 1 in Wurtsboro Barracks.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 theme for the Year of the NCO. MSG Marion E. Benson II from Headquarters and Alpha Company, 442nd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga, is our NCO in the spotlight this month. Not only does MSG Benson proudly service his country as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, but he also serves his community as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Department of Public Safety in Grovetown, Ga.

  • May 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    The Year of the NCO theme for May 2009 is Leadership in training. SSG Nohea L. Nako'oka is a Senior Leader Course student in the 25U 011-09 class and is also a faculty member in the Training and Development Department at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • February 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    SFC Marcus T. Mustin is the NCO in the spotlight this month at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy (RNCOA)in Fort Gordon, Ga. SFC Mustin is a newly inducted member of the Prestigious "Sergeant Audie Murphy Club" and is also a member of the Elite "Sergeant Morales Club". SFC Mustin is a Senior Small Group Leader for the BNCOC at the RNCOA and is a shining example of "Pride in Service".

  • April 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Diversity is the theme for April 2009 at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Fort Gordon, Ga. Wherein, the Commandant, Command Sergeant Major Vernon R. Praymous states that "Diversity is the building blocks of a strong institution and Leadership is that mortar that holds them together".

  • St. Mere Eglise

    Jun 23, 2009

    ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - German and American paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) stand side-by-side in front of the church at St. Mere Eglise here on Jun 6. Soldiers from various countries were taking part in commemorative ceremonies at the square for the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

  • La Cambe

    Jun 23, 2009

    LA CAMBE, FRANCE - German, American, British and French Soldiers stood side-by-side, along with over 30 German, American, British and French WWII veterans, to honor the fallen and commit to path of cooperation and partnership for peace here on June 5. The German Ambassador reiterated that we must learn from the past so as to not make the same mistakes and create a peaceful future. Over 200 people attended the commemoration service.

  • Paratroopers Over Normandy

    Jun 23, 2009

    Hundreds of veterans, fans, and present day paratroopers gather near the Merderet River by the La Fiere bridge for the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies here on Jun 6. Around 300 American, British, French and German paratroopers jumped to commemorate the airborne drop 65-years ago. The ceremony, held at the Iron Mike statue, was highlighted by the presence of over 25 Second World War veterans who participated in an airborne wing exchange between German and American paratroopers.

  • 65th Normandy Anniversary

    Jun 23, 2009

    COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the crowd and highlights the legacy entrusted to us by the WWII combat veterans that surround him here on Jun 6. The president was in Normandy to attend the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

  • Army Reserve Paratroopers in England

    Jun 23, 2009

    RAF LYNMANN, ENGLAND -- British Paratroopers, or "PARAS" as they are called, trained here on Jun 30 with U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers as part of Operation Air Drop Warrior, a joint-training exercise. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the sole airborne command within the U.S. Army Reserve and is supporting the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies.

  • Pointe-Du-Hoc

    Jun 23, 2009

    POINTE-DU-HOC, FRANCE -- Col (Ret) Keith Nightingale, a former commander of both Ranger and 82nd Airborne battalions, and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade, lectures U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers at the monument atop of Pointe-Du-Hoc overlooking Omaha beach on June 5. The Rangers scaled the sheer cliffs to take out this German gun turret that watches over the coast. Today the site has a granite memorial to honor the 2nd Ranger Battalion and their heroic assault. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the sole airborne command within the U.S. Army Reserve and is supporting the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies.

  • The Infantryman gets his due

    Jun 19, 2009

    After 234 years the Infantryman gets his due. The National Infantry Museum opened Friday on a stretch of land that joins Columbus, Ga. to Fort Benning, the Home of the Infantry. Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff GEN(R) Colin Powell served as the guest speaker and cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art museum. Fort Benning has been the Home of the Infantry since 1918.

  • COIST staffs play crucial role on today's complex battlefield

    Jun 19, 2009

    On today's complex battlefield, company commanders make decisions quickly - and that is sometimes difficult without a staff trained to analyze the constant flow of information. As a result of a concept developed by Col. Harry D. Tunnell IV, the commander of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the company commanders in his maneuver battalions will have more of the resources they need to make timely, effective decisions.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • 'Pride of Service'- the role of the NCO

    Jun 17, 2009

  • FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH JUMPS WITH THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS FOR HIS 85TH BIRTHDAY

    Jun 17, 2009

    Former President George H.W. Bush celebrates his 85th birthday jumping with the Army's Golden Knights.

  • First amputee graduates from WOCC

    Jun 15, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey was distinguished June 5 as the first amputee to graduate from the Fort Rucker Warrant Officer Career College.

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • Paratroopers make historic jump, visit battlefields on D-Day anniversary

    Jun 12, 2009

    Landing inside Drop Zone T off the coast of Normandy, 34 Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, participated in a historic parachute jump with paratroopers from around the world June 7 commemorating the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Poor economy, re-up rates prompt changes in retention

    Jun 11, 2009

  • 23-year old reserve helicopter pilot races in fix wing-transcontinental flight

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Lt. Heather Cupitt was a small child she had a dream of being a pilot. Aca,!A"My dad was in the Marines and when I was very young he would always show us clips of him being on the USS America during Vietnam working on the F4 Phantom,Aca,!A? she recalled. Aca,!A"Seeing him around aircraft made me realize that if my dad could work on them then maybe I could fly them. That got me interested in aviation just being around that environment.Aca,!A? Now, at the ripe old age of 23, Cupitt has not only learned to fly, she diversifiedAca,!"and added a transcontinental air race for women into the mix just for fun. CupittAca,!a,,cs voyage started with a patriotic desire, and financial consideration.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TO JUMP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BUSH

    Jun 9, 2009

    Former President George H.S. Bush will celebrate his 85th birthday by jumping with the U.S. Army Parachute Team.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Servicemembers join veterans, French citizens to commemorate sacrifice of World War II troops who fo

    Jun 6, 2009

    At the top of a small hill here there is a 15-foot-tall concrete memorial framed on each side by the American and French flags. On the face of the memorial is a life-sized image carved in stone of a U.S. Army paratrooper descending from the sky.

  • Airborne Walk marks 24-year anniversary

    Jun 5, 2009

    The Airborne community is about to reach a milestone. Saturday will mark the 24th anniversary of the official ground breaking of the Airborne Walk, the granite and concrete walkway next to Eubanks Field honoring the Airborne qualified, and used for Airborne School graduations.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 2 marked the 5th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army, Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet.

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

    Commentary written by one of the chaplains in the National Capital Region to appear in the Pentagram's weekly "Chaplain's Corner."

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • French citizens join U.S. Soldiers to honor those who fought at Normandy

    Jun 5, 2009

    In the days before the landings at Normandy June 6, 1944, the small town of Gourbesville was the site of a German aid station. In the days following the allied invasion the town and others in the surrounding countryside became scenes of intense fighting as the U.S. Army moved into France.

  • 597th Special Repair Activity deploys

    Jun 4, 2009

    597th Ordnance Maintenance Special Repair Activity deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq on May 28. This was the unit's 13th deployment.

  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen living and working together to support 65th anniversary of D-Day

    Jun 3, 2009

    SAINTE MERE EGLISE, France -- Near the Normandy beaches Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, federal employees and contractors from across Europe and the United States are now living and working under the same roof, so to speak.

  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • January 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This poster is the first in a series of monthly posters. January's poster highlights SFC Katrina Richardson, who has made a significant difference at Fort Gordon and within the Signal Corps.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM MAKES HISTORICAL JUMP

    May 28, 2009

    U.S. Army Parachute Team makes history for the second time as they jump onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

  • Six servicemen enshrined during 40th EOD Memorial Ceremony

    May 27, 2009

  • Aviation Branch welcomes new senior NCO

    May 27, 2009

    With the passing of the symbolic NCO sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Tod L. Glidewell became the 12th Aviation Branch senior enlisted NCO.

  • New PCS program puts customers in driver's seat

    May 26, 2009

    With nearly 200,000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves expected in the approaching season, it is important for Department of Defense personnel to note several broad changes to the personal property shipment process.

  • Army chief shares insights during Bagram visit

    May 26, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Afghanistan last month for the third time in a year and spoke on several issues affecting Soldiers.

  • Class 59 graduates from Sergeants Major Academy

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss May 21. Another 30 students graduated earlier this month due to the needs of the Army in the field.

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Fort Campbell, local high school graduations broadcast via Web streaming

    May 21, 2009

    Local high school graduates can cross the stage knowing that deployed loved ones won't miss their proud moment. Upcoming graduation ceremonies for seven area schools will be broadcast live via Web streaming.

  • Go Live! Army Depot Fires Up LMP

    May 21, 2009

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot went live here at 5 a.m. May 14, with the Logistics Modernization Program, an innovative enterprise resource planning package specifically designed for the Army. In partnership with Computer Science Corporation, CCAD replaced their 35-year-old logistics Standard Depot System used to manage operations. This was the largest SAP deployment worldwide to date, which added 5000 users. It's the second implementation by Army Materiel Command - CCAD's major command.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Testing of unmanned systems presents challenges

    May 18, 2009

  • 'Best of the Best:' 20th Support Command (CBRNE) selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 16, 2009

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • 'No Slack' wives walk a day in husbands' boots

    May 14, 2009

    No Slack wives strapped on their Kevlar and combat boots during 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment's annual GI Jane Day May 1. The spouses got to spend a day in the life of a Soldier and the chance to learn a little bit about what their Soldier does at work, both in garrison and overseas.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers train on MRAP

    May 14, 2009

    For the first time at Fort Campbell, Soldiers are being trained on the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Filling in 'the gap': Fort Lewis engineer battalion hosts coveted Pathfinder course

    May 8, 2009

    The U.S. Army Pathfinder School is not only one of the toughest courses in the Army, but it is also one of the most coveted schools among Soldiers in combat arms. Thirty-four Soldiers from the 864th Engineer Battalion counted themselves lucky this month to be among the latest students to attend the course run by a Fort Benning mobile training team at Fort Lewis.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Commentary: PT - 'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'

    May 8, 2009

    Physical training is one of the constants of Army service. No matter what you do, no matter where you are stationed, you will get to earn your daily ration of sweat. Soldiers have to be fit to do their jobs.

  • Fort Campbell engineers use explosives to deter enemy

    May 8, 2009

    As Soldiers move toward their objective, a brick-built home with a known insurgent inside, they quickly notice the door is impossible to take down. They call up a squad of engineers to see what they can do to quickly breach the door.

  • Back to basics in the South African bush

    May 8, 2009

    When evading capture in the South African bush, grassy juice from an impala's stomach quenches thirst. Noisy hippos mean water is nearby, as does sighting an African fish eagle.

  • British and Americans partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    May 8, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts. During a recent visit to Rwanda, senior U.S. Army Africa NCOs met with British and Rwandan officers to prepare for an upcoming assignment to mentor Rwandan NCOs on leadership.

  • U.S. Army Africa NCO mentors and motivates

    May 8, 2009

    Midday sun beats down upon a long line of Liberian infantry waiting for a ladle-full of palm stew over rice. The soldiers from the Armed Forces of Liberia's Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Brigade, shuffled along the hot, dusty ground, exhausted and soaked in sweat from morning maneuvers.

  • Army saves fuel and lives by bringing new life to an old technology

    May 7, 2009

    The Army is taking steps now to save fuel by revitalizing a 40-year old insulation method. But this method does more than decrease fuel consumption; it also helps save lives.

  • Partnership with NASCAR team brings technology benefits to Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    The Army has a partnership with NASCAR team Roush-Fenway Racing to discover and test technologies that can transfer from the race track to the battlefield.

  • Fort Campbell "Strike" Soldiers strive for coveted field medical badge

    May 7, 2009

    Nearly 11 years ago, Staff Sgt. Alan Fullerton came into the Army as a combat medic to render aid to any Soldier found wounded on the battlefield. He also had another goal in mind - to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Heidelberg student heads to MIT for internship

    May 6, 2009

    Shannon Grammel, a junior at Heidelberg High School, is one of 80 students who will be a member of the Research Science Institute, a highly competitive six-week internship for students who excel in math and science.

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