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  • Patience key when transitioning to minimalist running shoes

    Sep 8, 2011

    Though the Army allows the wear of most types of minimalist running shoes with the improved physical fitness uniform and when conducting physical training in military formation, officials are urging Soldiers to transition slowly when switching from regular running shoes to those that offer less support.

  • Army instructs NCOs to teach others resiliency

    Aug 26, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment gathered here, Aug. 16 to participate in Soldier 360, a comprehensive Army wellness program that teaches non-commissioned officers (NCOs) how to help their Soldiers readjust to life after deployment.

  • Last enlisted Army draftee says farewell

    Aug 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. --August 26, 2011-- The mood was bitter sweet at the U.S. Army Materiel Command during a change of responsibility ceremony and farewell to a relic in Army history.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Army North, Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited service members, Wounded Warriors and new recruits July 8-9 at Fort Sam Houston and U.S. Army North.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army visits COS Marez

    Jun 28, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III met with senior U.S. Division " North leaders, spoke with Soldiers and witnessed U.S. and Iraqi troops working together during a visit to Contingency Operating Sites Marez and Diamondback in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 23.

  • SMA visits Basra to discuss upcoming changes

    Jun 28, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Soldiers at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, June 25, 2011, to discuss upcoming changes to uniforms, active-duty retention, and other topics.

  • SMA Chandler visits Third Army Soldiers in Kuwait

    Jun 24, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited and dined alongside more than 20 Third Army Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, June 21, 2011.

  • SMA talks sexual assault, downsizing in Iraq

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Army's senior most enlisted Soldier visited troops here, June 24, to discuss the future of the Army as well as ongoing changes that many Soldiers may face.

  • DAS, SMA lead Army Birthday Run

    Jun 17, 2011

  • Army Birthday run at Fort Myer

    Jun 17, 2011

    Soldiers from across the Military District of Washington gather at Fort Myer, Arlington, Va., to celebrate the Army’s 236th birthday with an annual two-mile run.

  • Slideshow: 2011 Army Birthday wreath laying at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Jun 14, 2011

    2011 Army Birthday wreath laying at Tomb of the Unknowns

  • Slideshow: 236th Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 12, 2011

    The 236th Army Birthday Ball was held at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • CSM & SGM Nominative Process SOP

    Jun 9, 2011

    CSM & SGM Nominative Process SOP

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits 3rd BCT troops

    Jun 9, 2011

    SMA Raymond F. Chandler III visits 3rd Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan.

  • SMA meets with Spann Soldiers

    May 24, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler and Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill, the senior enlisted member for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, met with Soldiers from 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and their U.S. Army and international partners here, May 23, 2011.

  • Looking ahead with new SMA: Raymond F. Chandler III takes reins as sergeant major of the Army

    Apr 27, 2011

    At a small, rather quiet ceremony that was standing-room-only in the Pentagon Auditorium, March 1, 2011, Raymond F. Chandler III was sworn in as the 14th sergeant major of the Army.

  • SMA discusses Soldier issues at AUSA Symposium

    Apr 22, 2011

    Despite the stress on Soldiers after nearly a decade at war, the Army is doing well, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said during the Association of the United States Army Institute for Land Warfare Installations Symposium, April 21, 2011, in San Antonio.

  • Sergeant major of the Army makes first visit to Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was at Fort Benning, Ga., for the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition, but also took part in a working lunch with 10 drill sergeants at the Kouma Dining Facility on Harmony Church.

  • SMA Chandler visits Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 18, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III watches a team navigate through the Ranger Stakes portion of the Best Ranger Competition Apr. 16 at Fort Benning, Ga. The Best Ranger Competition showcases the competence, physical and mental stamina, and competitive spirit of the Rangers and prepares our leaders for the complexities of any operational environment.

  • SMA testifies before Senate subcommittee on personnel

    Apr 13, 2011

    Maintaining a combat edge while reconstituting the force and building resilience in Soldiers and their families continues to be the Army's top priorities, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Wednesday.

  • Army teens visit Capitol Hill to meet senators, SMA

    Apr 7, 2011

    In honor of the Month of the Military Child, 12 Army teens met with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, and their senators to share their opinions on how the Army cares for and takes seriously the needs of all members of the Army family.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army meets Army Teen Panel

    Apr 7, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III listens to National Guard representative Matthew Constantine, 16, during an Army Teen Panel luncheon on Capitol Hill Apr. 7. The Army Teen Panel provided teenagers a chance to share their experiences and thoughts on being part of a Military Family with members of the Congressional Military Family Caucus and senior Army leadership.

  • Top enlisted leaders share views with Congress

    Apr 1, 2011

    Improving housing and child care, giving better access to health care and education, and intervening earlier in high-risk behavior are areas the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps are focused on to maintain a high quality of life for servicemembers and their families, the services' most-senior enlisted leaders told Congress members yesterday.

  • Chief, SMA address cultural change at SHARP summit

    Mar 31, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the Army needs a cultural change in order to eliminate sexual assault and harassment from its ranks.

  • March 29, 2011, SMA Chandler's SHARP Remarks

    Mar 29, 2011

    Thank you SGM Gills for that great introduction. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for the opportunity to take a few minutes to talk to you today. To all the general officers, senior commanders, fellow sergeants majors, Army civilians, and of course, our Soldiers who are here today who took part in this forum. You will make a difference. It's truly an honor to be here to talk about something that is important to all of us; something that can destroy the morale and cohesion of a unit faster than anything else you can imagine, and that's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Chandler speaks to SHARP participants

    Mar 29, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III speaks to participants at this year's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Summit in Washington D.C. March 29. During his speech, Chandler called for more engaged leadership, especially at the junior noncommissioned officer levels, to intervene, act and motivate to help prevent sexual harassment and assault.

  • Defense leaders mark 150th year of the Medal of Honor

    Mar 25, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers, left, Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler, center, and Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army vice chief of staff, pray during the benediction of a ceremony in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army visits Fort McNair

    Mar 22, 2011

    The mission and capabilities of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington is explained to the newly-appointed Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond F. Chandler III.

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    Mar 9, 2011

  • SMA Chandler attends Precommand Course seminar

    Mar 4, 2011

    Newly-appointed Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III shares his views on teamwork during a Precommand Course seminar at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on March 4, 2011.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 3, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. swears in Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III as the 14th sergeant major of the Army during a ceremony, March 1, at the Pentagon. Chandler's wife, Jeanne, holds the Bible during the ceremony.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 3, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. congratulates Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III after swearing him in as the 14th sergeant major of the Army during a ceremony, March 1, at the Pentagon. Chandler's wife, Jeanne, stands by before them.

  • March 1, 2011 -- SMA Chandler swearing-in remarks

    Mar 3, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III's remarks from his swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium on March 1, 2011.

  • March 1, 2011 -- CSA's remarks from the swearing in ceremony of Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond

    Mar 3, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.'s remarks from the swearing in ceremony of Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond F. Chandler, III at the Pentagon Auditorium on March 1, 2011.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 1, 2011

    The Army's 14th sergeant major of Army was sworn in during a March 1 standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon.

  • Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Preston retirement ceremony

    Mar 1, 2011

    Photos from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston's retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Conmy Hall, on March 1, 2011.

  • SMA Preston farewell event at Pentagon

    Mar 1, 2011

  • Official Release: Chandler to become next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Feb 7, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler, III will become the Sergeant Major of the Army March 1.

  • Academy commandant to be next SMA

    Feb 6, 2011

    Army senior leadership announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III will serve as the 14th sergeant major of the Army.

  • Army senior leaders lead moment of silence

    Jan 12, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, lead the participants of the 2011 Senior Enlisted Advisors Conference, at Fort Bliss, Texas, in a "moment of silence" in remembrance of those killed in the recent Tucson, Ariz., tragedy.

  • SMA Preston hosts Hope and Freedom Tour

    Dec 22, 2010

    To give the servicemembers a night to relax and know that Americans back home appreciate the sacrifices they are making, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston sponsored his seventh United Service Organizations' Hope and Freedom Tour at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 17.

  • SMA tour brings holiday cheer to troops

    Dec 21, 2010

    The Sergeant Major of the Army's 2010 USO Hope and Freedom tour headed out for southwest Asia Dec. 14. In tow, they brought six country music stars, two Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders and 18 members of The U.S. Army Band.

  • 2010 Tri-signed safety letter

    Dec 6, 2010

    2010 Tri-signed Safety Letter

  • SMA Preston visits Korea

    Dec 1, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston traveled to Korea Nov. 29 and spent most of the week meeting with Soldiers, civilians and families at various locations on the peninsula.

  • Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta enters the Hall of Heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    Photos from the Pentagon Hall of Heroes induction ceremony for Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Giunta joins Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta's decision to risk his life so others could live placed him "squarely among the most magnificent of those worthy of this honor," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today as the nation's first living Medal of Honor recipient in 40 years was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • Hall of Heroes unveiling

    Nov 17, 2010

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta and his, wife Jennifer, unveil the Hall of Heroes Plaque in the Pentagon Auditorium on Nov. 17, 2010

  • SMA Preston and Jennifer Giunta tour CSA quarters

    Nov 17, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Jennifer Giunta look at photos of previous Army Chiefs of Staff at the Chief of Staff's quarters at Fort Myer, Va., Nov. 15, 2010.

  • 2010 Veterans Day Tri-signed Letter

    Nov 10, 2010

    2010 Veterans Day Tri-signed Letter

  • Day four of the 2010 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 21, 2010

    The 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers gathered here for the 2010 Department of the Army Soldier and NCO of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition knew day four would be a stress test. Their day started at 5 a.m. as they underwent the rigors of several Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills that forced them to think on their feet under trying, realistic conditions.

  • Best Warrior Day One

    Oct 18, 2010

    A select of group of warriors have converged upon Fort Lee to showcase their soldiering skills during the 2010 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition. The five-day competition that some call the Aca,!A"Super Bowl of Army competitions," is a test of will, stamina and determination. Day One of the week-long event began with a board competition. Soldiers faced a panel of sergeants major who observed every movement and critiqued each response.

  • Staff Sgt. Robert Miller Medal of Honor ceremony

    Oct 12, 2010

    Photos from the White House ceremony on 6 Oct. 2010, during which Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

  • Sixty-three 'Battle Boar' Soldiers participate in regiment's largest reenlistment cer

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Army's top NCO visits Third Army

    Oct 5, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston climbed atop the trailer of a heavy equipment transporter to address hundreds of Third Army Soldiers who gathered as the sun set at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 29.

  • 1st TSC helps grant a boy's wish

    Sep 22, 2010

    Ryan Beaulieu, a courageous young 14 year old with Spinal-Muscular Atrophy, got his wish granted recently. The Make A Wish Foundation and Fort Bragg was all too happy to help. On Sept 16th, Ryan and his family were picked up by Soldiers of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Uparmored HMMWVs. His first stop as a Soldier was at the 1st TSC Headquarters.

  • 1st TSC helps grant a boyAca,!a,,cs wish

    Sep 22, 2010

    Ryan Beaulieu, a courageous young 14 year old with Spinal-Muscular Atrophy, got his wish granted recently. The Make A Wish Foundation and Fort Bragg was all too happy to help. On Sept 16th, Ryan and his family were picked up by Soldiers of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Uparmored HMMWVs. His first stop as a Soldier was at the 1st TSC Headquarters.

  • Predictability, increased dwell time coming, SMA tells troops

    Aug 16, 2010

    Increased dwell time and predictability are coming, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told approximately 500 Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday.

  • SMA visits United States Division-South

    Jun 26, 2010

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer visited Soldiers in southern Iraq to see how they are living in a deployed environment and to answer questions about the way ahead as the drawdown in Iraq approaches. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, the Army's senior enlisted member, visited Soldiers of United States Division-South at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Patrol Base Minden, and the Shalamcha Point of Entry along the Iraq-Iran border.

  • Leaders lay wreath to begin Army's birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    Senior Army leaders began the Army's birthday June 14 with an early-morning wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • 235th Army Birthday Cake-cutting Ceremony

    Jun 14, 2010

    Throughout its 235-year existence the United States Army has been called on to defend the U.S. and its interests. Every June 14, the Army commemorates the occasion of the Army birthday in ceremonies at our posts, camps and stations.

  • Newest Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Soldier Leads From The Front

    Mar 9, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Charles R. Spence, Jr., from the 4th Sustainment Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, always tries to lead his Soldiers from the front. This outstanding noncommissioned officer shares his story after being inducted in the elite Sergeant Audi Murphy Club Mar. 4.

  • Senior NCOs volunteer for the homeless

    Feb 8, 2010

    More than a dozen Army public affairs specialists joined the Happy Helpers for the Homeless last weekend to prepare and distribute food for the homeless.

  • Fort Greely Follows Time-Honored NCO Tradition

    Feb 2, 2010

    The tradition of inducting newly promoted NCOs into the Corps of the Non-Commisioned Officer is upheld by the passing of this time-honored milestone from senior to junior NCOs. The military police officers of the 49th Missile Defense BN, Alaska Army National Guard are no different as one platoon sergeant utilizes the skills her Soldiers possess to train and continue on this NCO tradition.

  • Year of the NCO: WLC instructor learns by teaching tomorrow's NCOs

    Jul 21, 2009

    Wearing full battle-rattle under a canopy of pine trees, Soldiers attending the Warrior Leader Course at the 7th U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, were evaluated July 16, after three weeks of classroom and hands-on instruction in becoming a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

  • U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 16, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Reserve Command Best Warrior Competition held at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 12-18 brought 28 Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from Guam to New Hampshire to Fort McCoy to determine the best of the Army Reserve. The Army Reserve winners will then compete in the Department of the Army competition held later this year at Fort Lee, Va.

  • NCOs, Army Reserve honored in display

    Jul 16, 2009

    The Army Reserves and the Army NCO - both are vital to creating the world's greatest military fighting force. To honor both groups, the U.S. Army Reserve Command National Museum of the Army Reserve staff has created a display in the USARC Headquarters building that highlights their contributions to America's military excellence.

  • 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.

  • Best and brightest battle for First Army 'NCO and Soldier of the Year'

    Jul 9, 2009

    Nestled among the moss-laden oaks and Kingsley Lake, just outside of Jacksonville, Fla., lies the perfect vacation spot to relax, unwind, and refresh. For four First Army Soldiers, however, it was anything but a vacation.

  • Funeral Honors team brings dignity, honor to fallen veterans

    Jul 9, 2009

    They describe themselves like doctors on call, but death, rather than life, is more apt to pop in a person's mind when they hear about them. In their dealings with death, members of the Fort McPherson Funeral Honors team bring a dignity to tragedy, heal the hearts of grieving Family Members, and show that the Army cares for its fallen veterans.

  • 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.

  • SMA delivers Year of the NCO message at Fort Gordon

    Apr 20, 2009

    In his April 10 visit to Fort Gordon, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston highlighted key points in the Year of the NCO campaign during a town hall meeting.

  • Army Diversity Policy Memo

    Apr 8, 2009

  • 'There's nothing like putting on this uniform and being proud of it'

    Apr 1, 2009

    Army opportunities, chock-full of enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses have paved the way for professional success for tens of thousands of Army recruits and Soldiers over the last several years. For one noncommissioned officer who began her active duty Army journey more than 30 years ago the Army offered another type of opportunity--the chance to show her patriotism and sense of duty to her country during a troubled time.

  • Preston addresses concerns, outlines goals to Soldiers in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - President Barack Obama's recent announcement to end combat operations in Iraq by August 2010 has raised some concerns for troops serving in Iraq, including when they can expect to return home and the length of time between future deployments.

  • SMA celebrates Year of the NCO at 8th annual ATSC workshop

    Mar 20, 2009

    The Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston was the keynote speaker March 10 at the 8th Annual Army Training Support Center Distributed Learning Workshop, March 9 through 12, at the Marriot at City Center in Newport News.

  • Celebrating Women's Contributions to the Army: Women's History Month

    Mar 4, 2009

    Tri-signed letter from Army senior leaders - Celbrating Women's Contributions to the Army: Women's History Month

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

    President Barack Obama joined Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine at a construction site near Fort Belvoir's north area, also known as the Engineer Proving Ground, Wednesday. The commander-in-chief visited the site in the hopes of spurring quick action on a proposed economic stimulus package.

  • Soldiers overcome grueling test of skill to earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Feb 6, 2009

    Statistically, the expert field medical badge is one of the toughest badges a Soldier can earn. With an attrition rate of 84.7 percent in 2008, only the best of the best ever get pinned. After two grueling weeks in the various training areas of Fort Lewis, 32 Soldiers earned the right to wear the EFMB and were awarded it at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Soldiers Field House.

  • Army rededicates Buffalo Soldier display

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Army rededicated a Buffalo Soldier display in the Pentagon Thursday and kicked off its observance of African American History Month.

  • Former SETAF Soldier Earns Soldier's Medal for 2005 Rescue

    Feb 6, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Keith Cade earned the Soldier's Medal - awarded to Soldiers for heroic acts outside of enemy combat - for his efforts, in concert with other rescuers, to save two civilians burning pickup truck.

  • Sergeant major of Army testifies on Capitol Hill

    Feb 5, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told Congress Wednesday that childcare and access to healthcare treatment are top concerns of Soldiers and their families.

  • Celebrating Diversity in the Army: African American History Month

    Feb 3, 2009

    Celebrating Diversity in the Army: African American History Month - Tri-signed letter from senior Army leaders.

  • Senior Army Leader Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Birthday Message

    Jan 17, 2009

    Senior Army Leader Dr. Martin Luther Jr. Birthday Message

  • 2009 Nominative CSM Conference Photo

    Jan 13, 2009

  • SMA: 'NCOs, the glue that holds the Army together'

    Jan 9, 2009

    During a presentation at the Pentagon recently, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston discussed the contributions of the noncommissioned officer to the Army mission and why the service has named 2009, the year of the NCO.

  • Year of the NCO

    Jan 9, 2009

    Senior leaders kick off the Year of the NCO in Fort Bliss, TX.

  • Army leaders kick off 'Year of the NCO' at Texas installation

    Jan 6, 2009

    Army senior leaders officially kicked off the service's year-long focus on the noncommissioned officer corps during a media event on Fort Bliss, Texas, Monday.

  • SMA visits Balad, Iraq

    Jan 6, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visits Wounded Warriors in Balad, Iraq.

  • Year of the NCO Senior Leader Message

    Jan 5, 2009

    Year of the NCO Senior Leader Message

  • East defeats West during All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2009

    In what has become the U.S. Army's premier showcase of both the nation's best talent of high school football athletes and it's most courageous and decorated Soldier-Heroes, the All-American all-star high school football game made its ninth appearance on Saturday.

  • 2008 'Hope and Freedom Tour' Thrills Balad

    Dec 26, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston opens the Aca,!A"2008 Sergeant Major of the Army Hope and Freedom TourAca,!A? with a word of thanks and appreciation to the guest entertainers for volunteering their time to perform for the troops and to military servicemembers for their service at Joint Base BaladAca,!a,,cs Sustainer Theater, near Balad, Iraq, Dec. 21. This yearAca,!a,,cs tour marked the 7th annual advent of the Aca,!A"Hope and Freedom TourAca,!A?, which brings many well-known entertainers to overseas to perform for deployed servicemembers.

  • 2008 holiday message from the Army senior leaders (.pdf)

    Dec 17, 2008

    The 2008 holiday message from the Army senior leaders in downloadable .pdf format.

  • Racing Heroes Meet Military Heroes

    Dec 17, 2008

    Several professional racing drivers paid a visit to deployed military personnel and fans on Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, near Tikrit Iraq Dec. 15.

  • 2008 holiday message from the Army senior leaders

    Dec 16, 2008

    The 2008 holiday season letter from the Army senior leaders Chief of Staff of the Army George W. Casey, Jr., Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.

  • Warrior Care Month - Open letter to our Army communities

    Nov 21, 2008

    Warrior Care Month - Open letter to our Army communities

  • 2008 Veterans Day Senior Leader Letter

    Nov 10, 2008

    The 2008 Veterans Day Letter signed by the Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Secretary of the Army.

  • Future leaders

    Nov 3, 2008

    Sgt. Major of the Army Preston talks about the future of the NCO.

  • Hispanic Soldiers mambo on Hill 167

    Oct 9, 2008

    The following is the conclusion of 1st Lt. Walt B. ClarkAca,!a,,cs mission as platoon leader of Company C, 65th Infantry RegimentAca,!a,,cs 2nd platoon Aca,!A"Borinqueneers. In the Oct. 3 edition of the Sentinel, Clark, with orders to Aca,!A"raid Chinese outpost positions on Hill 167,Aca,!A? guided his platoon into a heated battle.

  • Army Reservist to receive Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan

    Oct 9, 2008

    Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske is quick to call himself an ordinary Soldier, but later this month the Army Reserve will single him out for extraordinary heroism in Afghanistan that earned him the Silver Star.

  • Chief says NCO corps glue holding Army together

    Oct 8, 2008

    During an address at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey said the Noncommissioned Officer Corps is what keeps the Army together.

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