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  • 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.

  • Soldier of the Year Competition Winners

    Oct 7, 2008

    Coverage from the 2008 Soldier of the Year Competition in Ft. Lee, VA.

  • Army Secretary announces 'Year of NCO' at AUSA meeting

    Oct 6, 2008

    During his keynote address at the opening of the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced that 2009 would be "the Year Of The Noncommissioned Officer."

  • Guard, Reserve Soldier named Army's best warriors

    Oct 6, 2008

    Two Soldiers, one from the Army Reserve and the other from the Army National Guard, were named the Army's best warriors during a lunch at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition here.

  • 2008 Ready Army Message

    Oct 3, 2008

    The 2008 Ready Army Message, signed by the Army Senior Leadership.

  • Hispanic Soldiers take hill, capture page in military history

    Oct 3, 2008

    Walt B. Clark, a first lieutenant and platoon leader of Company C, 65th Infantry RegimentAca,!a,,cs 2nd platoon Aca,!A"Borinqueneers,Aca,!A? looked at his assignment as a challenge in leadership since he was selected to lead the mostly Spanish-speaking Soldiers from the tropical island of Puerto Rico.

  • Military motorcyclists rally for safety

    Oct 2, 2008

    The Army does everything together. Soldiers train together, eat together and travel together. So why not bring military motorcycle enthusiasts together Aca,!" for safetyAca,!a,,cs sake' There appears to be a growing trend spawning an interest in motorcycle culture these days, and with that in mind, Chief Warrant Officer Robert Reynolds, safety officer and Motorcycle Program manager, U.S. Army Central (USARCENT), thought maybe Atlanta-area military riders would enjoy a gathering of this nature. Therefore, USARCENT hosted the Atlanta Area Military Motorcycle Safety Rally Sept. 25 and 26 at Fort Gillem. Reynolds got the idea from a recent trip he made to Washington D.C., where he witnessed a similar event staged at the Pentagon. He took his idea to the USARCENT commander, Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace, who gave him the green light.

  • 2008 National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Sep 17, 2008

    2008 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Senior Leader Message and Poster

  • 2008 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Senior Leader Message

    Sep 17, 2008

    2008 National POW/MIA Recognition Day senior leader message.

  • SMA sends: Leaders Book Notes - Voting Assistance

    Sep 11, 2008

    The 2008 General Election is quickly approaching, so donAca,!a,,ct wait until the very last minute to register and or send in your absentee ballot.

  • Leaders Book Notes - The Gratitude Campaign

    Sep 11, 2008

    Recently, Scott Truitt from Seattle created a gesture which could be used as a massive movement to get the word out to thank our service members. I want you to inform your Soldiers to be aware of this gesture if they are greeted.

  • Leaders Book Notes - Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES)

    Sep 11, 2008

    The pace of operations since September 11th has caused a growing number of our Active and Reserve Component leaders to not complete the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) courses necessary to sustain our ArmyAca,!a,,cs operational capability and strategic depth.

  • Leaders Book Notes - Accidents Involving M2 .50-Caliber Machine Gun

    Sep 11, 2008

    In this edition of my leader book notes I am discussing the proper setting of the weapon headspace and timing (H&T) of the M2 .50-caliber machine gun. The proper setting of the H&T procedures are contained in Field Manual (FM) 23-65 and Training Manual (TM) 9-1005-213-10.

  • Leaders Book Notes - The National Museum of the U.S. Army

    Sep 11, 2008

    In this edition of my leader book notes I ask for your support to the National Museum of the U.S Army. The museum is a tribute to the service and sacrifice of our Soldiers since 1775. It is a national landmark for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs history and heritage.

  • Leaders Book Notes - Army Barracks and Family Housing

    Sep 11, 2008

    In this edition of my leaders book note, I would like to address the Army initiatives to provide quality housing for Soldiers and Families. We must provide a quality of life for Soldiers and Families commensurate with the quality of service they provide to the Nation.

  • Army launching 'I. A.M. Strong' prevention campaign

    Aug 27, 2008

    The I. A.M. Strong campaign will empower Soldiers to Aca,!A"Intervene, Act, and MotivateAca,!A? to prevent sexual assault, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said.

  • New Uniform

    Aug 27, 2008

    The Army Service Uniform prevents Soldiers from spending too much on the new Blue.

  • Hot New Look!

    Aug 26, 2008

    The Army Introduces Soldiers to the New Army Service Uniform.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • Gen. Cody 'checks out'

    Aug 4, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody bids farewell to the servicemembers and civilians that lined the halls of the Pentagon during the retiring Vice Chief of Staff of the Army's final departure from the building, Aug. 4.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • Farewell General Richard A. Cody

    Jul 30, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody, the 31st vice chief of staff of the Army, retires this month after a distinguished 36-year career. A master aviator who saw combat duty in both Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, Cody leaves a legacy of leadership, advocacy for Soldiers and lifelong service to the nation.

  • SMA visits troops in Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2008

    SMA visits troops in Afghanistan

  • SMA visits troops in Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2008

    SMA visits 101st troops in Afghanistan

  • SMA visits troops in Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2008

    SMA visits 101st troops in Afghanistan

  • Army values help guide today's Soldier

    Jul 25, 2008

    Want to know what the Army adds to our society' Just ask a Soldier. The answers tend to be pretty positive Aca,!" even uplifting. And they also represent yet another sign of the remarkable change that has taken place in the Army. Soldiers today are far more attuned to the moral and ethical underpinnings of military service than they used to be.

  • Soldiers Creed

    Jul 25, 2008

    Army Diversity is Army Strong.

  • Joining Together

    Jul 22, 2008

    El Paso, Texas, joined the growing number of American cities to strengthen its commitment to Soldiers.

  • Ordway blazes new trail of discovery for USASMA

    Jul 18, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Acadmey is moving the Sergeants Major Course of instruction into the future with the help of thin client technology and a focus geared more towards educating senior NCOs about the opereational and strategic implications for the Army.

  • IMCOM welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jul 16, 2008

    The Army Installation Management Command bid farewell to its command sergeant major July 14 when Command Sgt. Maj. Debra L. Strickland relinquished her responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. John M. Gaines Jr. during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Vice Chief takes final flight

    Jul 16, 2008

    U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody completed his final flight as an active-duty aviator at Fort Rucker July 11.

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • Celebrating Independence and its Guardians: 2008 July 4th Senior Leader Message

    Jun 30, 2008

  • USASMA makes history: graduates first of back-to-back SMNRC classes

    Jun 23, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, made history June 20 by graduating 442 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Nonresident Course Class 1-08 in the morning and then welcoming 337 more senior NCOs to Class 2-08 later that evening.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reads to Students

    Jun 17, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army reads 'Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!' to students at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • SMA Kenneth O. Preston: Leader's Book Notes

    Jun 17, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston: Leader's Book Notes

  • 2008 Army Birthday Message

    Jun 17, 2008

    2008 Army Birthday Message from the Army Senior Leaders

  • Lessons of Baqubah now on DVD

    Jun 13, 2008

    For most of SykesAca,!a,,c Regulars, Baqubah was the source of their greatest pride and their worst nightmares. The battle for the capital of Diyala Province during the U.S. troop surge of 2007, is already a topic of discussion among military analysts and historians. Aca,!A"Baqubah was arguably the most significant campaign of the war in Iraq after the initial invasion was completed,Aca,!A? said Dr. Bill Reeder, the chief of leader development at the I Corps Battle Command Training Center. The 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment Soldiers remaining at Fort Lewis who joined that struggle went to a movie premiere of sorts on June 5, a viewing more sober than gala. The BCTC staff spent months processing the battle with its participants, piecing together interviews, still photos and videos shot by Soldiers themselves. The aim was to produce a linear account on DVD of the extended battle in the hope of distilling lessons for the counterinsurgency fight and future U.S. warfare.

  • NTC and Fort Irwin celebrate U.S. Army Birthday

    Jun 12, 2008

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday June 12 with a post-wide fun run and a cake cutting ceremony. The ceremony featured Soldiers in historical uniforms who attached battle streamers to the U.S. Army Flag.

  • Army Celebrates Birthday on Capitol Hill

    Jun 11, 2008

    U.S. Army and Congressional leaders celebrated the 233rd U.S. Army Birthday on Capitol Hill.

  • Army Birthday Celebrates Congressional Partnership

    Jun 11, 2008

    Army and congressional leaders celebrated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs partnership with Congress yesterday at a cake-cutting ceremony on Capitol Hill.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • 2nd BCT Soldiers to impart combat experience to West Point cadets during the summer

    Jun 6, 2008

    Mountain Division, west point

  • Answering the call - Army's oldest Vietnam era draftee prepares to deploy again

    Jun 5, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs oldest Vietnam era draftee prepares to deploy again. No matter how often his country called, one old Soldier never could resist marching to the sound of guns. Whether it was Vietnam, the Balkans or Afghanistan, Master Sgt. David Blow saddled up, strapped on and hurried to the fight. Sore knees and torn tendons didnAca,!a,,ct slow down the 57-year-old infantryman. Blow is preparing to return to Iraq with the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. Senior NCOs in the brigade claim he is the ArmyAca,!a,,cs oldest Vietnam draftee still on active duty. Despite the ironic Vietnam-era connotation that joining the National Guard was a way to avoid the fight, Blow used the Guard as a means of finding active duty units to help him get to the action.

  • PFC Ross McGinnis Headstone Unveiling

    Jun 5, 2008

    SMA Kenneth Preston speech PFC Ross McGinnis' Headstone Unveiling at Arlington National Cemetary on 4 June 08.

  • Madison Barrack's lineage as Fort Drum predecessor to be honored June 7

    Jun 3, 2008

    The North Country community will continue the year-long celebration of Fort Drum's first one hundred years June 7 with the dedication of a historical marker at Madison Barracks at Sackets Harbor and a historical music concert.

  • 10th Mountain Takes Over Iraq's MND-Central

    Jun 2, 2008

    A bright red, white and blue flag with the words Aca,!A"Climb to GloryAca,!A? now flies above Multi- National Division - Center headquarters, symbolizing the transfer of authority from the 3rd Infantry Division to the 10th Mountain Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 10th Mountain Division Fallen Warriors - In Memoriam

    May 30, 2008

    A list of those 10th Mountain Division Soldiers lost in service to the nation.

  • Fort Drum

    May 30, 2008

  • A day in the life of an infantry platoon

    May 30, 2008

    The life of an infantry lieutenant in 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is tough enough without unexpected fire fights, mayors of Iraqi villages screaming in your face, insurgents lurking in buildings with a cache of mortar rounds stashed close by, bleeding, one-armed villagers rushing at you begging for medical aid and angry mobs growing more restless by the minute at the mere presence of your platoon. Throw in a suicide bomber and you have what Lt. Col. Adam Rocke, commander of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment called Aca,!A"a day in the life of (an infantry platoon in) Iraq.Aca,!A?

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Rides Army Chopper

    May 29, 2008

    This Memorial Day, the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston had the opportunity to ride a custom chopper with Rolling Thunder.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston on Spc. Ross McGinnis

    May 27, 2008

    White House announced Spc. Ross McGinnis to posthumously received the Medal of Honor. Includes soundbite from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston on Spc. McGinnis and his actions.

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • 2008 Senior Leader Memorial Day Message

    May 20, 2008

    On May 5, 1866, veterans and residents of Waterloo, New York, placed flowers on the graves at each of the town's cemeteries to honor the local Soldiers and Sailors who had fallen during the Civil War. Proposed by a local pharmacist, Henry C. Welles, this act of remembrance centered on his belief that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War, it was equally important to remember the patriotic dead. This tradition has grown for a century and a half - it is Memorial Day.

  • Effects of Fort Knox Families' Tragedy Remain Two Decades Later (Commentary)

    May 15, 2008

    The most deadly drunken driving accident in the nation's history took place 20 years ago May 14. Most of the victims were dependents of Fort Knox, Ky., military families. Robert DiMichele was on the scene hours after the tragedy and shares his recollections. DiMichele, then deputy PAO for Fort Knox, spent more than a year working with those affected by the tragedy.

  • CSM/SGM Utilization and Management System

    May 15, 2008

    In an interview with SSG Dan Wiltshire, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston and Sgt. Maj. Michael Croom talk about the new CSM/SGM Utilization and Management System.

  • Sgt. Maj. Preston to Congress

    May 15, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston reports to Congress; Tennessee National Guardsman to compete in Iditarod.