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  • April 2009, Vol. 64, No. 4

    Mar 31, 2009

    April highlights the month of the military child, along with other articles.

  • A reason to believe

    Mar 31, 2009

    When their 14-year-old son Joey was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin's Lymphoma last summer, Filipina Corpuz and her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Jude Corpuz, wondered what they were going to do.

  • Army values, a way of life

    Mar 31, 2009

    Sergeant 1st Class Tara Watson and her son Xavier have survived a hurricane and braved the tribulations of show business, and throughout, Army values have helped them with both triumph and disappointment. They hope their story will encourage others to continue to reach for their dreams, come hell and high water.

  • Defending America from space

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Colorado Springs, Colo., landscape is home to majestic blue-grey mountains dotted with deep green pines that traverse ridges, spilling down to grassy knolls and desert brush.

  • Deal or No Deal

    Mar 31, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Matt Zedwick, an Iraq veteran and the only living Silver Star recipient in the Oregon National Guard since World War II, competed in a special holiday airing of 'Deal or No Deal,' in December. His appearance on the show was prompted by his impressive career as a Soldier, especially when he rescued fellow Soldiers after insurgents ambushed his patrol.

  • Becoming Gaston

    Mar 31, 2009

    Master Sgt. Lance Milsted is many things: Soldier, teacher, husband, father and actor. And in a recent production of Walt Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," in La Plata, Md., the Defense Information School instructor took on a role enhanced by his military bearing and confidence: Gaston, Belle's egomaniacal suitor.

  • Simulator helps teens in Europe learn to drive

    Mar 31, 2009

    TEENAGERS are learning to drive in the rain, in the fog, even on narrow mountain roads at night. They're driving while their friends talk and laugh behind them and even while their cell phones ring. But because of new technology, their lives are in no way at risk.

  • Life as an Army brat

    Mar 30, 2009

    Constant moving. Difficulty making and keeping friends. Parents who may leave for months at a moment's notice. Extra responsibilities. Loneliness. Missed birthdays and holidays. Constant fear that this time mom or dad might never come home. These are the hallmarks of life as a military "brat," said Army kids at an Operation Purple summer camp for military children. But with these drawbacks come immense pride, patriotism, maturity and strength, along with a national and often global outlook.

  • Army Reservist Honored by Miami Heat's HOMEStrong Program

    Mar 3, 2009

    Miami Heat HOMEStrong Program honors Miami area Army Reservist and OIF veteran.

  • Facing the enemy within

    Mar 3, 2009

    She has a sweet, welcoming smile and calm, easygoing demeanor. But don't be fooled-there's a war raging around this Soldier. The enemy is at the gate and it's trying to kill her every second of the day.

  • Cyber-recruiting

    Mar 3, 2009

    Before future Soldiers can provide for the Army, the Army provides for its future Soldiers. When recruiters approach potential recruits, they take into consideration multiple factors such as job experience, interests, college aspirations and tuition needs, or even cash bonus incentives.

  • Diving into healing waters

    Mar 3, 2009

    For two years the volunteers of Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba have taught more than 100 injured veterans how to dive. The program is designed to assist returning veterans injured in Afghanistan and Iraq with their rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

  • Realistic training prepares paratroopers for combat

    Mar 3, 2009

    Inside a dark and dusty barn, two paratroopers were on the hunt for hidden weapons. Chickens and baby goats scrambled under their feet as they searched every nook and corner of the building.

  • March 2009 Vol. 64, Issue 3

    Mar 3, 2009

    Stories within this issue highlight a variety of topics, including women in the Army.

  • Remembering the Women's Army Corps

    Mar 3, 2009

    General Douglas MacArthur called them "My best Soldiers," during World War II, saying that the women serving in the Women's Army Corps worked harder, complained less and were better disciplined than many of his male Soldiers.

  • Meet the Garners: Brothers in arms

    Feb 27, 2009

    Having one family member in the Army can be stressful-constantly worrying about the Soldier's safety, about moving to a new place and other day-to-day occurrences unique to military life. But what would it be like to have all your sons in the Army'

  • World Culinary Olympics

    Feb 27, 2009

    In the history of Army cuisine, military chefs have rarely been accused of creating culinary masterpieces. After placing second at the World Culinary Olympics held in Erfurt, Germany, the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team corrected that misconception.

  • Breaking through the brass ceiling

    Feb 27, 2009

    "I never grew up in an environment where I heard the words 'glass ceiling,'" Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody said of her childhood. She never felt constrained or limited in any way.

  • February 2009 Vol. 64, Issue 2

    Feb 20, 2009

    Stories within this issue highlight a wide variety of Army sports.

  • Armed Forces Basketball Championships

    Feb 19, 2009

    Sergeant Ron Bartley had 40 points and eight rebounds to lead the All-Army men's team to a 95-93 overtime victory over All-Air Force in the 2008 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

  • Wounded warriors saddle up

    Feb 19, 2009

    Purple Heart recipient Spc. Jake Lowery officially launched the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Sports Program with an inspirational team-roping performance at Denny Calhoun Arena in Las Cruces, N.M., in May.

  • Soldier earns spot on Team USA

    Feb 19, 2009

    Sergeant 1st Class Dexter Avery has been selected to play for Team USA in the 2009 Border Battle, a slow-pitch softball game between the United States and Canada.

  • 'The Sarge'

    Feb 19, 2009

    For the last five years top fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher has strapped himself into his 8,000 horsepower, 2,225-pound Army land rocket and roared down the dragways of America, hitting more than 330 mph and running the 1,000-foot track in less than 4 seconds-and he's done it faster, more often than any top fuel pilot on the National Hot Rod Association circuit.

  • Missing Parts in Action Team inspires elite runners in Army Ten-Miler

    Feb 19, 2009

    Brazilian Army Pvt. Reginaldo Campos Jr. won the men's division and Veena Reddy of Centreville, Va., led the women in the 24th running of the Army Ten-Miler, which started and ended at the Pentagon on Oct. 5.

  • Mountain biker rolling strong

    Feb 19, 2009

    For Spc. Michael A. Kurpil, the words "Army Strong" have special meaning. Kurpil is the first mountain bike racer to be sponsored by the U.S. Army.

  • Wounded troops back in the swing

    Feb 18, 2009

    Salute Military Golf Association has helped hundreds of combat-wounded servicemembers get back into the swing of life-both physically and psychologically-by providing free instruction, golf clubs, balls and practice facilities.

  • All-Army men's team wins silver medal in 2008 Armed Forces Soccer Championship

    Feb 18, 2009

    Second Lt. Andrew Filauro and Staff Sgt. Titus Kamau led the All-Army men's team to a silver medal in the 2008 Armed Forces Soccer Championship Tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

  • Wounded warriors take to the ice

    Feb 18, 2009

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Bowser is an amputee, but when he's out on the ice rink, his injuries disappear-literally-and he becomes a regular hockey player. His prosthesis vanishes under layers of padding and hockey gear, and like many other wounded warriors involved in the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, he looks and skates like an able-bodied player.

  • Soldier is oldest U.S. female competitor in Beijing Olympics

    Feb 18, 2009

    At age 56, Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Elizabeth "Libby" Callahan became the oldest U.S. female competitor in Olympic history with a 25th-place finish in the women's 25-meter pistol shooting event at the Summer Games in August.

  • Soldier-athletes share Olympic moments

    Feb 18, 2009

    Ten Army Olympians visited the nation's capital in October to spread the word about Soldiers' involvement in the Beijing Games and to thank senior military leaders for their support.

  • Team USA Soldier Olympians visit White House

    Feb 18, 2009

    Ten Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit visited the White House in October. They were among more than 500 members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams who thanked President Bush and First Lady Laura for their support of the Olympic movement throughout the Beijing Games.

  • A wrestler's quest

    Feb 18, 2009

    After being eliminated from the quarterfinals of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament, Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers vowed to continue his quest for the Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games.

  • Double trap, double record, Olympic gold

    Feb 18, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III set two Olympic records en route to winning a gold medal in double trap at the August event in Beijing. USAMU teammate Spc. Jeffrey Holguin finished fourth in the event.

  • Nailing gold in skeet

    Feb 18, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter Pfc. Vincent Hancock set two Olympic records and prevailed in a four-target shoot-off against Norway's Tore Brovold to win the gold medal in men's skeet at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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