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  • Monster snowfall brings out National Guard

    Nov 19, 2014

    Members of the New York National Guard were out in force Wednesday in western New York, where snow had piled up to six feet in some areas.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • Mock disaster showcases new communications for National Guard and first responders

    Nov 17, 2014

    When the Army National Guard rolls in with its new Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal system, they can immediately provide 4G/Wi-Fi, commercial phone and internet access, and the ability to connect all the disparate radios that various responders bring to the incident site.

  • State Partnership Program continues to grow in North Carolina

    Nov 12, 2014

    North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen showed their hometown service and global reach by recently deploying to Africa and Europe for a series of exercises with both of its State Partnership Program members, Moldova and Botswana.

  • NY Guard aviators move up to CH-47F

    Nov 7, 2014

    New York Army National Guard aviators in Rochester, New York, are now operating the Army's latest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter -- the CH-47F.

  • Veterans Day deals available to troops

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many restaurants and retailers are offering Veterans Day discounts or free meals to service members and veterans. Some offers even extend to family members.

  • Pennsylvania National Guard breaks ground for new aviation maintenance instruction building

    Oct 31, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, adjutant general of Pennsylvania, representatives from the Pennsylvania National Guard, elected officials, and members of Senate Builders and Leidos Engineering participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new aviation maintenance instruction building that will be part of the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (EAATS) here today.

  • NY Guard's 24th Civil Support Team hones skills at water supply site

    Oct 30, 2014

    Members of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team conducted a training mission in cooperation with the Suffolk County Water Authority at the authority's East Farmingdale, New York, pumping station, Oct. 27, 2014. The exercise tasked the survey team with determining whether or not terrorists had succeeded in dumping a nerve agent into the water supply.

  • NC Guard chaplain fights breast cancer on her own terms

    Oct 28, 2014

    On Oct. 12, 2014, in Franklinton, North Carolina, National Guard Chaplain Maj. Melissa Culbreth sat laughing and joking in a chair on the front porch of the farm where she works, while her signature red hair was braided into five braids.

  • Army to integrate mobilization training for all components

    Oct 23, 2014

    First U.S. Army's "Bold Shift" initiative to integrate the Army's active duty, National Guard and Army Reserve is "the right thing to do" for readiness today and for the future, a Defense Department official said at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition last week.

  • ARCYBER commander discusses initiatives

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Cyber Command's Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon sat down with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the development of the command and cyber security initiatives.

  • Guard activates first cyber protection team, issues new shoulder sleeve insignia

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army National Guard's first cyber protection team received its new shoulder sleeve insignia, Oct. 7, 2014, during a ceremony conducted by U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second Army, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

  • CSA, USO honor Soldiers for selfless service

    Oct 20, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and other senior leaders joined the United Service Organizations in honoring Soldiers who exemplified selfless service, at the 2014 USO Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014.

  • Army Cyber capabilities increasing to include Guard, Reserve

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army's top cyberspace experts said increasing digital capabilities of the force include 11 cyber protection brigades in the National Guard, and 400 more Cyber Soldiers in the Army Reserve.

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • Five countries, two National Guards, one mission: Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Oct 10, 2014

    National Guard public affairs Soldiers from Illinois and Pennsylvania joined forces to augment U.S. Army Europe support Operation Atlantic Resolve, a series of exercises designed to demonstrate U.S. commitment to its NATO commitments and the collective security of America's allies and partners in Europe.

  • Army Reserve unit briefs active duty commanders in Army Total Force Policy environment

    Oct 6, 2014

    The 85th Support Command hosted a two-day orientation brief informing active-component brigade commanders, currently working in a Army Total Force Policy implementation between First Army Division-West, and the 85th Support Command, of Army Reserve processes and systems, Oct. 4-5, 2014, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

  • MARS volunteers supporting Soldiers with radio communications

    Sep 30, 2014

    Volunteers from MARS are helping the Army improve its communications capabilities. They aren't little green Martians from science fiction novels, though. They're Military Auxiliary Radio, or MARS operators, supporting the Army with high-frequency radio operations.

  • Army capability supports National Guard/first responder communications during emergencies

    Sep 29, 2014

    A new rapidly deployable Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal provides collaboration and communication services at incident sites that link local responders and emergency managers with state and federal authorities.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier wins 2014 Drill Sergeant of Year Competition

    Sep 22, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier won the Training and Doctrine Command's 2014 Drill Sergeant of the Year title, at the end of this year's competition, Sept. 11, 2014, held at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  • New NCOER expected to more accurately assess Soldiers' performance

    Sep 18, 2014

    On Aug. 1, 2014, the secretary of the Army approved the new Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report. Implementation will be in September 2015.

  • BG Bobeck: Every suicide tragic, got to get to zero

    Sep 18, 2014

    The special assistant to the director, Army National Guard, spoke Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Division West trainers oversee Wyoming Guard artillery unit re-mission

    Sep 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 395th Field Artillery, 120th Infantry Brigade, began assessing a Wyoming National Guard unit's re-mission progress, as they switch from using towed M198 Howitzers, to the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

  • Indonesian-U.S. exercise Garuda Shield begins in East Java

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Army and U.S. Army stood side-by-side at the parade square of Dodiklatpur in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, in an opening ceremony to officially mark the beginning of the 8th annual Garuda Shield exercise, Sept. 1, 2014.

  • Active duty, National Guard relearn Total Force Policy together

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, are training at the Orchard Combat Training Center, south of Boise, Idaho, this month, demonstrating their ability to conduct fiscally responsible, multi-component training as part of the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • SMA Chandler challenges USASMA students to think about future of Army, NCO Corps

    Aug 24, 2014

    As Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III spoke to the incoming class of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Aug. 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas, he challenged members of Class 65 to look to the future and decide what kind of Army and NCO Corps they want to have.

  • Army warns: Soldiers beware of predatory lenders

    Aug 22, 2014

    While advertisements for payday loans and new merchandise are appealing, the Army is urging Soldiers to be fiscally smart and proceed with caution.

  • SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

    Aug 20, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding installations, Aug. 15, 2014.

  • Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills

    Aug 19, 2014

    New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, 2014, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors.

  • Total Army concept the future for National Guard

    Aug 13, 2014

    Commanding General U.S. Army Forces Command Gen. Daniel B. Allyn toured Fort Stewart, Ga., to observe the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise.

  • New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

    Aug 11, 2014

    A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

  • New York Army National Guard troops earn German Military Proficiency Badge

    Aug 11, 2014

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers have the opportunity to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge at the Camp Smith Training Site, New York, thanks to a partnership between the 53rd Troop Command and the German army liaison to the United States Military Academy, at West Point, New York.

  • North Carolina Guard joint team prepares for cyber threats

    Aug 11, 2014

    Over the past five years, the North Carolina National Guard has built a group of information technology professionals who make up its Joint Cyber Defense Team.

  • Soldiers to get new camo uniform beginning next summer

    Aug 6, 2014

    Beginning in the fall of 2015, the Army will begin issuing to new Soldiers an Army Combat Uniform that bears the "Operational Camouflage Pattern."

  • Connecticut Guard bridge company trains at West Thompson Lake

    Aug 5, 2014

    The 250th Multi-Role Bridge Company of the Connecticut Army National Guard arrived at West Thompson Lake, Connecticut, June 15, 2014, to begin three days of their annual training.

  • Army Human Resources Command leader offers reshaping insight

    Aug 4, 2014

    As the Army moves toward reduced troop numbers, leaders must continue to ensure the most agile and adaptive Soldiers continue to serve, according to the commander of the Army Human Resources Command, speaking at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Vice chief: Relationship building matters most in time of uncertainty

    Aug 4, 2014

    Building personal relationships -- whether with lawmakers, with state governors or with political and military leaders of nations engaged in the war on terror -- is just as important, sometimes even more so, as the ability to project force, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell.

  • First Army's 'Bold Shift' to focus on pre-mob training

    Jul 28, 2014

    In addition to running mobilization sites, First U.S. Army has been given the mission of focusing on pre-mobilization training of the National Guard and Army Reserve.

  • New York National Guard training takes to skies

    Jul 25, 2014

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion, conducted integration Annual Training in support of their fellow New York Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Battalion, at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 19-22, 2014.

  • Senior leaders explain Army's drawdown plan

    Jul 24, 2014

    The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said, especially since the strength of the Army is its people and the trust they have in each other.

  • SD Guard shares knowledge with Suriname military on reserve force operations

    Jul 21, 2014

    The South Dakota National Guard hosted three key leaders from the Suriname Armed Forces at Camp Rapid, in Rapid City, S.D., July 10-14, 2014, to share information on the structure and operational processes of the National Guard as a reserve force.

  • New Jersey Guard hosting unique OCS for Albanians

    Jul 14, 2014

    Twenty-four Albanian Soldiers are currently in New Jersey training at a first-of-its-kind officer candidate school conducted by the National Guard, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

  • CSA taps captains for talent-management ideas

    Jul 12, 2014

    The Army wants to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time -- especially with shrinking budgets and manpower and an uncertain global security environment -- but does it do that very well?

  • Army Chief of Staff visits ROTC Cadets at summer training

    Jul 11, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno spoke for more than an hour to Army ROTC Leadership Development Assessment Course Cadets, July 10, 2014, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with a valuable message to help them in their journey as Army officers.

  • Performance Triad app now available

    Jul 10, 2014

    Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

  • 42nd Infantry Division veterans mark 10-year anniversary of historic mobilization

    Jun 29, 2014

    On the 100th anniversary of the spark that began World War I, Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division, gathered at Fort Drum, New York, June 28, 2014, to mark their own historic 10-year commemoration of the unit's historic mobilization, in 2004.

  • Above the Best: Aviator flourishes on All-Army Triathlon Team

    Jun 27, 2014

    Second Lt. Justine Emge, D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, represented the Army, May 31, 2014, at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, as she competed in the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship for the All-Army Triathlon Team.

  • Alaska Guard continues partnership with Mongolian armed forces

    Jun 24, 2014

    Approximately 100 Alaska National Guard members arrived in Mongolia to participate in Exercise Khaan Quest 2014, scheduled to take place until July 1, at Five Hills Training Area, and in the city of Ulaanbaatar.

  • Exercise Khaan Quest 2014 begins in Mongolia

    Jun 24, 2014

    Hundreds of service members and distinguished guests from U.S. Army Pacific and surrounding countries gathered for the Khaan Quest 2014 opening ceremony, held at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Operations Training Center at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, June 20, 2014.

  • Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

    Jun 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army profession.

  • 'Desert Rogues' spearhead Army initiative, form partnership with Tennessee Guard

    Jun 18, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment "Desert Rogues," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is currently operating as the opposing force for the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee National Guard's, exportable combat training center decisive action training event, located in Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

  • Commission seeks service members' compensation preferences

    Jun 16, 2014

    The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences.

  • Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers train with Lithuanian Land Forces

    Jun 13, 2014

    Soldiers with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard are training with Lithuanian Land Forces as part of Operation Saber Rattle, a combined training event in support of the U.S. Army Europe-led multinational exercise Saber Strike 2014.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers display tools of their trade for Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    More than 20 New York National Guard Soldiers from the historic 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, took part in a New York City ceremony held in Bryant Park in New York City, June 13, 2014, to commemorate the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

    Jun 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and its regional partners in the Baltic region kicked off a joint, multi-national military exercise called "Saber Strike," June 9, 2014, at the Adazi Training Area in Latvia.

  • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

  • Shadow UAS platoon has 15th successful launch in Latvia

    Jun 3, 2014

    An unmanned aerial surveillance platoon from the Michigan National Guard launched their 15th RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System into the Latvian skies at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, May 31, 2014.

  • TRADOC recognizes Army's best instructors

    May 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recognized the best instructors in the Army during a ceremony at the Morelli Auditorium on Fort Eustis, Va., May 30, 2014.

  • Romanian Army takes command of U.S. Opposing Forces during Combined Resolve II

    May 28, 2014

    In remote Bavaria, the sound of simulated battle echoes. The armies of the U.S. and Romania join forces to train. At the heart of the training lies one of the U.S. Army's most versatile forces.

  • U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II.

  • Secretary of the Army performs impromptu re-enlistment in Latvia

    May 27, 2014

    When Secretary of the Army John McHugh challenged members of the Michigan National Guard May 20, 2014, to "ask me anything," during a luncheon and discussion at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, it's unlikely he was prepared for what came next.

  • New European Activity Set ensures smooth equipment transition for Soldiers training, deploying

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve II have benefited from the European Activity Set and it has helped them smoothly transition into the role of being participants in the exercise here.

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

    Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

  • McHugh: Challenging multi-national training key to maintaining reserve-component readiness

    May 16, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh said May 15, 2014, that continuing to offer challenging NATO exercises to National Guard units is key to maintaining the component as the nation's operational reserve.

  • Army Spouse of Year leads military family legal network

    May 13, 2014

    Reda Hicks, an Army wife and attorney who works to improve the lives of military families, was recognized Friday as Army Spouse of the Year.

  • Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

    May 12, 2014

    Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable enhanced readiness, senior leaders told lawmakers.

  • Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation window.

  • Angkor Sentinel 2014 kicks off with opening ceremony

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. and Cambodian forces attended the opening ceremony at Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, April 20, 2014, for Angkor Sentinel 2014, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Army and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

    Apr 29, 2014

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans looking for a job, or employers looking for qualified candidates, may link up with each other at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, to be held May 28-29, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Guard helping after fierce tornado hits Arkansas

    Apr 28, 2014

    The response role for the Arkansas National Guard continued to expand April 28, 2014, after a deadly tornado swept through the central Arkansas communities of Mayflower and Vilonia, April 27.

  • National Guard supports 2014 Boston Marathon

    Apr 21, 2014

    More than 800 Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island National Guardsmen helped local law enforcement agencies in eight cities and towns to keep the route clear for runners as they hit the road for the 118th Boston Marathon, April 21, 2014.

  • 25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 17, 2014

    For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • National Guard Soldiers remember Boston Marathon

    Apr 14, 2014

    Already, a year has passed, but three Massachusetts Army National Guard Soldiers who helped save bombing victims at last year's Boston Marathon can still recall most details, as if the event had taken place yesterday.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers support filming of new TV thriller

    Apr 14, 2014

    New York Army National Guard aviators, Honor Guard members and infantry Soldiers supported the filming of scenes for the new Universal Television/ NBC TV series "State of Affairs," April 3, 2014.

  • Alaskan exercise tests Oregon Guard's CERFP agility

    Apr 11, 2014

    Nearly 200 Soldiers and Airmen of the Oregon National Guard's highly trained emergency response team participated with the Hawaii National Guard during Vigilant Guard-Alaska 2014, near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 24 through April 3, 2014.

  • TRADOC relooking NCO education with eye to 'adaptation'

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Army is conducting a complete re-assessment of its NCO education system for the first time since 1976, said the general who just took the helm of Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Military K-9s experience MedEvac training at Camp Bondsteel

    Apr 10, 2014

    Soldiers with Multinational Battle Group-East completed a week-long MedEvac training April 2, 2014, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • VCSA: Fiscal constraints mean 'greater risk' in modernization

    Apr 9, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell said the Army is reducing its end strength as "rapidly and as responsibly," while doing its best to meet its operational requirements, during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Airland, April 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Odierno: Army faces 'tough' choices in uncertain fiscal times

    Apr 8, 2014

    The chief of staff of the Army told senators "tough" choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times, and up to 46 percent of active brigade combat teams might need to be cut if full sequestration hits in 2016, during a hearing, April 8, 2014, on the active Army and Reserve force mix related to the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program.

  • NY Guardsmen score big in Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 7, 2014

    Three New York Army National Guard Soldiers were named Best Warrior's following a weekend competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., held April 4-6, 2014.

  • U.S., Jordanian military leaders deepen National Guard partnership

    Apr 3, 2014

    Senior United States and Jordanian military leaders sought to deepen the already robust National Guard State Partnership Program pairing of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan with Colorado during senior level meetings and a dinner hosted by the Jordanian armed forces here Wednesday and Thursday.

  • SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

    Mar 28, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed in April.

  • G-1 testifies: Army must balance quality of life, readiness, modernization

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Army G-1 told members of the House Armed Services Committee that with sequestration will come a slowdown in Soldier compensation and benefits in order to maintain readiness and modernization.

  • Guard, Soldiers fly manned, unmanned aircraft, train together

    Mar 25, 2014

    Initial entry training Soldiers assigned to the 2-13th Aviation Regiment, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and Army National Guard members assigned to the 1-285th Armed Reconnaissance Battalion, from Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, Ariz., have recently combined their training efforts using a concept known as manned/unmanned teaming operations.

  • SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political football

    Mar 25, 2014

    "This is the time for protection and predictability, not politics," Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh told lawmakers of the House Armed Services Committee, March 25, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • First female National Guard Soldiers graduate Field Artillery School

    Mar 25, 2014

    Four female National Guard Soldiers graduated from the Artillery School at the 139th Regimental Training Institute, at Fort Bragg, N.C., March 19, 2014.

  • 'Fighting 69th' leads way on St. Patrick's Day for 163rd time

    Mar 14, 2014

    The New York National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, will lead New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade for the 163rd time, March 17, 2014.

  • Soldiers past, present strike bronze at Sochi Games

    Feb 23, 2014

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver Steven Holcomb and current WCAP brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt teamed with civilians Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton to secure Team USA's 28th and final medal of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014.

  • Two new programs broaden opportunities for eligible Soldiers

    Feb 20, 2014

    Soldiers looking for challenges beyond their regular military training, in national security policy or strategic decision making, for instance, might consider applying for one of two newly available programs through the Army's Broadening Opportunity Program.

  • Army coaches help U.S. women make Olympic history

    Feb 20, 2014

    Two Olympic coaches from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program had an unofficial hand in Team USA earning two Olympic medals in women's bobsled competition, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

  • Skier says Army father helped her achieve Olympic dream

    Feb 19, 2014

    U.S. Olympic skier Jacqueline Wiles, 21, said the support of her Army father has been instrumental in allowing her to ski competitively and achieve her dream of getting to Sochi for the winter games.

  • Tennessee Guard brings fight from field to digital battlefield

    Feb 19, 2014

    For Soldiers of Tennessee National Guard's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the past three months were split between virtual and field training environments at the Volunteer Training Site-Catoosa, Ga.

  • About 2,850 Guard members assist during Winter Storm Pax

    Feb 18, 2014

    About 2,850 Soldiers and Airmen were on duty in nine states and the District of Columbia, assisting stranded motorists, pulling semi-trailers out of ditches with heavy-duty wreckers, transporting law enforcement and firefighting personnel, in the wake of Winter Storm Pax.

  • Former Soldier wins Olympic bobsled bronze

    Feb 18, 2014

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb and Team USA civilian brakeman Steve Langton became the first U.S. athletes in 62 years to win a two-man bobsled Olympic medal by taking the bronze at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 17, 2014.

  • Wisconsin Guard engineers power Romanian transit facility development effort

    Feb 18, 2014

    The MK Passenger Transit Center at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania, marks a significant achievement for military engineers, including the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 924th Engineer Facilities Detachment.

  • Army coach leads Team USA to more Olympic medals

    Feb 16, 2014

    Team USA Olympic skeleton coach Vermont Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Tuffy Latour helped coach Team USA's Noelle Pikus-Pace to an Olympic silver medal and Matt Antoine to a bronze at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

  • Georgia Army, Air Guardsmen help Augusta residents in wake of Winter Storm Pax

    Feb 13, 2014

    Georgia Army and Air National Guardsmen joined forces in Augusta to assist local responders during Winter Storm Pax. More than 80 Georgia Air National Guardsmen from Savannah's 165th Air Support Operations Squadron joined Army National Guardsmen of the 878th Engineering Battalion in a cooperative effort.

  • Soldiers skid to 14th place in Olympic luge doubles

    Feb 12, 2014

    Team USA's Utah National Guard Sgt. Preston Griffall and New York Army National Guard Sgt. Matt Mortensen finished 14th in Olympic luge doubles, after skidding in turn five of their second run, at the Sanki Sliding Center, Russia, Feb. 12, 2014.

  • Army recognizes innovative environmental practices, partnerships

    Feb 10, 2014

    One ammunition plant, three installations, and three environmental teams recognized for their outstanding environmental and sustainability program achievements with Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards for fiscal year 2013. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army.

  • Soldiers see Russian history at Sochi Opening Ceremony

    Feb 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and Army National Guard witnessed a dazzling exhibition of Russian history during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.


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