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  • First cavalry scout trainees arrive at Fort Benning armor school

    Jun 30, 2011

    More than 65 recent high school graduates turned Soldiers are the first cavalry scouts to train at the Armor School on Harmony Church.

  • Army Guard members act quickly, save elementary school from flood

    Jun 30, 2011

    When Capt. Gary Ripplinger and his Soldiers received the call to save a local elementary school, they sprang into action and were on the scene and placing sandbags within 45 minutes.

  • Guard changes gears as water recedes in Minot

    Jun 29, 2011

    About 850 Soldiers and Airmen from the North Dakota National Guard are on duty in the Minot, Ward County, and Souris River valley area performing traffic control point missions, sandbag operations, levee patrols and levee monitoring and repair, officials said.

  • National Guard helps make water safe in Minot

    Jun 27, 2011

    Soldiers from North Dakota National Guard’s 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are making dirty water safe to drink in Minot, N.D.

  • Task force 'good neighbor' leaves Haiti a better place

    Jun 23, 2011

    Task Force Bon Voizen handed over the keys yesterday to the two engineer construction projects that the task force set out to complete when it hit the ground here two months ago.

  • Task Force Bon Voizon completes Haiti relief operations

    Jun 23, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard-led task force providing humanitarian relief to Haiti officially ended its two-month mission in a small ceremony here today.

  • Deployed officer in Afghanistan recalls days of being a WAC

    Jun 22, 2011

    The 1970s probably seem like a long time ago for today’s new Soldiers, but for one officer serving in Afghanistan, the era is still a vivid memory of when women Soldiers were treated differently than men.

  • Patriot Academy sergeant breaks world record

    Jun 22, 2011

    Staff Sgt. John Halsey, an assistant platoon sergeant in Bravo Company for the Patriot Academy at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, decided to break a world record when he noticed his students were a bit lethargic on their days off.

  • NY Guard Soldiers deploy for Cuba mission

    Jun 22, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard's 107th Military Police Company held a unit send-off ceremony, June 17, 2011, at the State University of New York Institute of Technology, before heading to Fort Bliss, Texas,for pre-deployment training.

  • Guard still tackling Midwest flooding

    Jun 21, 2011

    About 2,000 National Guard members from nine states are continuing operations in support of the 2011 Midwest floods, which have ravaged thousands of acres and potentially caused billions of dollars in damage, Guard officials said.

  • Task force wins hearts 'one patient at a time'

    Jun 20, 2011

    Medical crews with Task Force Bon Voizen, a Louisiana National Guard-led humanitarian exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, have treated more than 800 dental patients and nearly 23,000 medical patients so far this year.

  • NY Guard aviators retrieve stranded boat from brink of Niagara Falls

    Jun 20, 2011

    When a New York State Park Police boat ran aground 1,000 feet from the brink of Niagara Falls during a rescue mission, New York officials turned to the CH-47 aviators of the Detachment 1, Company B ,3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation to retrieve the stranded vessel before it plunged over the natural wonder, damaging the falls and interfering with navigation.

  • Task Force Bon Voizen - New Horizons Haiti 2011 builds capacity

    Jun 20, 2011

    The last Task Force Bon Voizen - New Horizons Haiti 2011 medical readiness training exercise in Desdunes, Haiti, illustrates the critical importance of tapping into the resources, structures and expertise already present in Haiti.

  • Stop Loss Special Pay Program continues to accept claims

    Jun 15, 2011

    Army officials are hoping remaining candidates for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay take action and apply. The Army estimates a total of 120,000 Soldiers, veterans and beneficiaries may be eligible for the pay.

  • Massachusetts Guard provides, protects water for task force in Haiti

    Jun 15, 2011

    The 125th Quartermaster Company (Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit) with the Massachusetts National Guard, deployed to Haiti to put their excellence to a real-world test in the austere climate and geography of Mandrin, a rural community a few miles from the city of Gonaives, where the Louisiana National Guard established the Task Force Bon Voizen headquarters camp.

  • Army's new school system ensures Soldiers live, fight, learn together

    Jun 15, 2011

    The new "One Army School System," made up of active and reserve component schools will take the teachers to the students when and where they need the training -- rather than when the Army can give it.

  • Sherpa serves as agile cargo transport over Iraq

    Jun 14, 2011

    Since October 2010, aviators with the Oregon Army National Guard have logged more than 5,000 hours of flight time on their fleet of Sherpa aircraft and have moved more than 2.2 million pounds of equipment and cargo, and transported 10,000 passengers.

  • DoD seeks input from employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

    Jun 12, 2011

    Defense Department officials want to hear by July 6, 2011, from the civilian employers of Reservists and National Guardsmen in a survey intended to measure the impact of servicemembers on the civilian workplace.

  • Ironman truck drivers perform wartime delivery on Black Hawk

    Jun 10, 2011

    When Soldiers with the 133rd Infantry Regiment were experiencing heavy in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, every available officer and enlisted Soldier in the distribution platoon packaged about 25 bags before helicopters from Company A, 1st Battalion, 169th Combat Aviation Brigade, arrived to deliver the supplies to the troops in contact.

  • U.S., Iraqi pilots conduct joint training

    Jun 9, 2011

    Two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters flew in formation with two Iraqi Air Force helicopters during May 18, 2011, on a joint medical evacuation training mission, serving to build rapport and partnerships between the two militaries.

  • Florida Guardsman becomes Army’s first female Avenger Master Gunner

    Jun 9, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Jessica Ray, with the Florida National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery, recently became the first female to graduate from the Avenger Master Gunner course.

  • Gates: Guard, Reserve roles need examining

    Jun 7, 2011

    The Defense Department is taking a look at the roles of the National Guard and Reserve Components, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.

  • National Guard's tornado, flood response jumps to 5,000 over past week

    Jun 6, 2011

    In the aftermath of severe storms that have brought devastating tornadoes to areas of Missouri and Massachusetts and major flooding across the Midwest and other parts of the U.S., the number of citizen-Soldiers who are answering the call for help has risen to about 5,000.

  • Female troops provide vital link to Afghan women

    Jun 6, 2011

    A group of female National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan attached to combat units as a "Female Engagement Team," to talk to Afghan women in an effort to better understand their concerns.

  • S.C. Guard delivers USO in box

    Jun 2, 2011

    The S.C. Army National Guard answered a “special delivery” request and supported an organization that has done so much for the military, the USO.

  • Labor Department grants to provide veterans job training

    Jun 2, 2011

    As part of an interagency effort to support America’s veterans, the Labor Department today announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21,000 veterans, many of them homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • 3 brothers, uncle serving in Kabul area

    Jun 1, 2011

    A Nebraska family is serving their nation above and beyond the call of duty. As unbelievable as this sounds, three brothers are serving together in the Kabul area and living in nearby Camp Phoenix.

  • 4,300 Guard members responding to U.S. floods

    Jun 1, 2011

    The number of National Guard members responding to severe spring flooding rose to about 4,300 over the weekend as parts of the Missouri River began to swell in states such as North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

  • Guard recruits join flood effort

    May 31, 2011

    In a first-of-its-kind activation, some of the newest members of the North Dakota National Guard are getting a taste for one of the missions they signed up to perform -- flood duty.

  • Gates, Mullen praise efforts of troops, families, vets

    May 30, 2011

    Flanked by the memorials of wars past, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today said he has had no greater honor than serving and leading the U.S. military.

  • Obama taps Dempsey, Winnefeld as chairman, vice chairman

    May 30, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced his choice of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman and Navy Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr. as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a Rose Garden ceremony today.

  • Guardsman helps rescue tornado victims in Joplin

    May 27, 2011

    A National Guard specialist rescued dozens of people trapped in a collapsed Wal-Mart store following a deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011.

  • America’s Army: 'Strength of the Nation' for 236 years

    May 26, 2011

    The Army celebrates its 236th birthday on June 14, 2011, and the milestone brings a full lineup of events to commemorate the many roles the Army fulfills.

  • National Guard helps British Withdraw from Iraq

    May 25, 2011

    The 1244th Transportation Company from North Riverside, Ill., along with the 230th Sustainment Brigade's Personnel Security Detail, headquartered out of Chattanooga, Tenn., took a trip to Umm Qasr, Iraq, May 16, 2011, to transport the last remaining British soldiers and their equipment out of Iraq.

  • National Guard completes largest-ever exercise

    May 24, 2011

    About 40,000 National Guard members working with active duty servicemembers and federal and state emergency personnel completed "National Level Exercise 11" May 20, 2011, signaling the successful execution of the largest interagency exercise ever, Guard officials said.

  • U.S. Army surgeons foster relationship with medical community in Haiti

    May 23, 2011

    Two U.S. Army surgeons currently taking part in Task Force Bon Voizen, a New Horizons Haiti 2011 humanitarian engineer and medical training exercise under the command of the Louisiana National Guard, shared their skills with Haitian physicians at St. Nicolas Hospital, in St. Marc, Haiti, May 19, 2011.

  • Mullen: New Army officers should be Soldiers, statesmen

    May 23, 2011

    The newly commissioned officers of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2011 should strive to be Soldiers as well as statesmen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the academy's commencement here, today.

  • Missouri Guard task force begins support operations in Joplin

    May 23, 2011

    Immediately after being activated by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the Missouri National Guard began tornado relief operations in Joplin.

  • Army presents MacArthur Leadership Awards

    May 20, 2011

    The Army's best young leaders, who exemplify duty, honor and country, gathered at the Pentagon May 19, 2011, to receive the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

  • Louisiana Guard search, rescue boat teams prepare to help flood victims

    May 19, 2011

    As flood waters from the swollen Mississippi River rise, Louisiana National Guardsmen stand ready to perform search and rescue missions in the event citizens need assistance.

  • Angkor Sentinel officially begins with opening ceremony

    May 19, 2011

    Angkor Sentinel 2011 officially began with an opening ceremony May 18, 2011, at the Training School for Multi-National Peace Keeping Forces, Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • Face of Defense: Deployed Soldier becomes U.S. citizen

    May 19, 2011

    Spc. Rafael Santos from the Massachusetts National Guard's 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, returned recently from Kandahar, where he took his citizenship exam and then took part in a citizenship oath ceremony along with about 75 other new citizens.

  • National Guard, USNORTHCOM kick off major national level training exercise

    May 18, 2011

    The National Guard, in cooperation with several federal agencies, including U.S. Northern Command, kicked off exercise ARDENT SENTRY 2011 today as part of the National Level Exercise 2011.

  • Gates budget review to 'force discussion' of risk analysis

    May 18, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced the framework for a comprehensive review of military spending designed to put national security needs ahead of arbitrary budget cuts.

  • On target for partnership: New York Guard Soldiers form bonds in South African rifle match

    May 18, 2011

    A team of eight New York National Guard Soldiers competed against Soldiers and police officers from South Africa, Great Britain and New Zealand in Bloemfontein, South Africa, May 2-8, 2011.

  • 2011 Warrior Games open

    May 17, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games kicked off Monday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center when Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta lit the torch to start the games.

  • NY Guard Yellow Ribbon Program helps Soldiers, families deal with redeployment stress

    May 17, 2011

    Soldiers from across New York State and their families gathered for a two-day session during which they learned about problems and concerns that can crop up when National Guard Soldiers return from a combat zone to civilian life.

  • Tornado disaster assistance may be available for some vets

    May 17, 2011

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that special disaster assistance may be available to veterans with VA-guaranteed home loans who have been affected by recent tornados in the South.

  • Guardsmen in Louisiana continue battle along state's waterways

    May 16, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard is out in force to assist in building levees, providing security and searching for "sand boils" that threaten levee integrity, as flooding along the state's waterways threaten property and lives there.

  • Guard responds to emergency calls as Mississippi rises

    May 13, 2011

    Louisiana National Guardsmen from the 139th Regional Support Group and the 225th Engineer Brigade helped raise a levee to protect 240 homes from potential flooding in Krotz Springs, May 12.

  • Guard works to protect city from flood

    May 12, 2011

    Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard's 769th Engineer Battalion are constructing sand-filled basket barriers in Morgan City, La., located about 70 miles west of New Orleans, as a precautionary measure against the rising Mississippi River.

  • Sgt. Maj. Larry Rayburn receives the Texas Medal of Valor

    May 11, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. Larry Rayburn, the information operations sergeant major for the 36th Infantry Division, receives the Texas Medal of Valor, the second highest military decoration that may be awarded to a member of the Texas Military Forces, by Maj. Gen. Eddy Spurgin, the 36th Inf. Div. commander, at the division headquarters in Basrah, Iraq, May 9, 2011.

  • Guard rescues 33 of its own during flood crisis

    May 9, 2011

    While the Missouri National Guard 35th Combat Aviation Brigade has been flying missions for local communities during the historic flooding in southeast Missouri, the unit rescued 33 Guardsmen who had been trapped in boats.

  • Engineers blow levees to protect river communities

    May 6, 2011

    The Army Corps of Engineers blew off the top few feet of three levee crevasses in the Mississippi River over the past week to keep high waters from flooding communities downriver.

  • Dempsey outlines 9 focus areas for Army

    May 5, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey brought his intent for the Army of 2020 to the AUSA Institute of Land Warfare breakfast, leading off with a video accompanied by a song played by a band called "Disturbed."

  • Alabama Guard still heavily engaged in tornado response

    May 5, 2011

    Little more than a one week following the April 27, 2011, tornadoes that ripped across much of the central and northern parts of Alabama, the National Guard is still heavily engaged in assisting the storms' victims with more than 2,700 Soldiers and Airmen called to duty.

  • Missouri Guard stops rising flood waters

    May 5, 2011

    Sandbagging the main road throughout the night, units from the Missouri National Guard's 'Rising Tide' task force of 760 Soldiers and Airmen were finally able to gain control over rising waters that threatened to flood Canalou, Mo., in New Madrid County.

  • Malawi, U.S. armed forces launch exercise MEDREACH 11 in Lilongwe

    May 5, 2011

    Malawi Defence Force and U.S. military servicemembers officially kicked off exercise MEDREACH 11 with an opening ceremony May 3, 2011, at the Kamuzu Barracks, Lilongwe, Malawi.

  • Citizen-Soldiers rescue elderly woman in dramatic flood video

    May 4, 2011

    Two Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers became citizen-heroes after being caught on videotape while conducting a daring rescue of a 93-year-old woman from her flooded car on the swollen Black River May 3, 2011.

  • A Triumph of Hope: Minister hits bottom to rise as an Army Chaplain

    May 4, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - Life was good for Harold B. Bender. He had it all; a nice house, nice car, a wonderful wife and three kids, and what he considered his dream job - the youth, singles and recreation minister at a church in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • 36th Infantry Division Band Soldiers receive honors

    May 4, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - Two 36th Infantry Division Band Soldiers were recently chosen to receive prestigious awards from the School of Music, the military occupational skill school for band members of all branches of service.

  • 36th Infantry Division, U.S. Division - South Medical Keeps Soldiers "In the Fight"

    May 3, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - The list is daunting. It includes some very sensitive and private subjects: suicide, marital distress, the emotional turmoil that comes with taking another's life--or seeing the life of a fellow Soldier violently taken away.

  • Class is in Session: $300 million Dinar to refurbish school in Wasit

    May 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq - The Al-Aziziyah school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 27 in the province of Wasit, Iraq. It was attended by the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), Brig. Gen. Stephen Sanders, the U.S. Division - South and 36th Inf. Div. deputy commander for support, as well as local officials from the city itself, eager to show their support for the completion of the project.

  • Boy gets wish: Becomes honorary Fort Sill Soldier

    May 2, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, from Fort Sill, Okla., made wishes come true for a little boy in Wyoming, Thursday. Erick Morales, a boy from Powell, Wyo., always wanted to be a Soldier; and the battalion Soldiers helped make that dream a reality.

  • Enlisted leaders focus on families

    May 2, 2011

    Building resilience in families and ensuring they have access to effective support programs are just a few of the steps the services are taking to ensure a high quality of life for troops and their families, the services' senior enlisted leaders said during a town hall meeting here yesterday.

  • Families of 2 fallen Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    May 2, 2011

    Representatives from the families of two Soldiers -- Pfc. Anthony Kahoohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives for their comrades in Korea -- proudly received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, May 2, 2011.

  • I Corps builds physically, emotionally strong 'tactical athletes'

    Apr 30, 2011

    In what was an unusually warm and rain-free Washington morning, the I Corps command sergeant major and 21 command sergeants major from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, came together for a physical training session April 29, 2011, dubbed the Physical Mentally Emotionally Hard Gauntlet.

  • 3,000 Guard members respond to disasters

    Apr 29, 2011

    About 3,000 National Guard members were responding to weather-related domestic disasters in 11 states on Friday, many in tornado-ravaged Alabama, while hundreds still tackled rising waters in North Dakota, the epicenter of flooding now challenging seven states.

  • National Guard tackles deadly storms, fires, floods

    Apr 28, 2011

    The National Guard is supporting civilian authorities responding to storms that have killed more than 200 people in six states.

  • Army names top recruiters, career counselors for 2011

    Apr 27, 2011

    Five Soldiers were honored April 27, 2011, for their contributions to the health of the Army's all-volunteer fighting force. Under Secretary of the Army Joseph J. Westphal hosted the 2011 Secretary of the Army Career Counselor and Recruiter of the Year Awards at the Pentagon.

  • Basic combat training now includes naturalization

    Apr 27, 2011

    Soldiers are now able to obtain their citizenship faster than ever during a time of war, and may soon see United States Citizenship and Immigration Services personnel at their basic combat training location.

  • Medal of Honor recipient shares story with Fort Benning troops

    Apr 27, 2011

    In Cai Lay, Vietnam, Nov. 18, 1967, a young Soldier helped rescue his injured comrades by swimming across a river on an air mattress despite having a broken back, three broken ribs, shrapnel wounds, a gunshot wound and not being able to swim.

  • 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.

  • Army seeking 'frank' Soldier feedback on power sources

    Apr 27, 2011

    The "Power Sources Feedback" user group is designed so that Warfighters can share frank observations and recommendations directly with CERDEC Army Power engineers as they prepare to host the Joint Services Power Expo, May 2-5, 2011, at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Convention Center.

  • National Guard responds to domestic disasters

    Apr 27, 2011

    About 900 National Guard members are responding today to floods, fires, tornadoes, and other emergency situations in six states.

  • Operation Proper Exit: Wounded Warriors return to Iraq

    Apr 27, 2011

  • Operation Proper Exit: Wounded Warriors return to Iraq

    Apr 27, 2011

  • Army's new Lakota packed with high-tech gear

    Apr 26, 2011

    The Army National Guard is preparing to receive the first light utility helicopter equipped with a new, state-of-the-art mission equipment package.

  • Army medicine rubs elbows with Ivy League

    Apr 25, 2011

    The Army Medical Department made history and in the process cracked open a door to military recruiting that's been tightly closed for more than 40 years. Students, faculty and staff at the Yale School of Medicine toured of a mock version of a forward surgical hospital on display on campus, April 14, 2011.

  • TRICARE Online improves health data access

    Apr 25, 2011

    New TRICARE Online features give users access to expanded personal health data, including lab results, patient history and diagnoses, and provider visits.

  • 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.

  • Family readiness key to NY Army National Guard success

    Apr 22, 2011

    Developing key leaders and stronger family readiness groups was the focus for more than 180 New York National Guard family volunteers and military personnel here, April 15-17, 2011.

  • Stateside Lakota deliveries let Black Hawks go to theater

    Apr 22, 2011

    Some 23 Black Hawk helicopters have been freed from duty in the United States to go to combat elsewhere, thanks to stateside delivery of UH-72A Lakota helicopters.

  • Energy drinks, alcohol - a deadly combination

    Apr 21, 2011

    Mixing energy drinks, which are a stimulant, with alcohol, a depressant, can create a deadly cocktail.

  • Army Secretary leads 'Transforming the Institutional Army'

    Apr 20, 2011

    As the nation's current conflicts persist, the outcome is uncertain. But the role of the Army remains the same - produce and train a tactical and adaptable fighting force to sustain our nation's freedoms, the secretary of the Army told the nation's top Army ROTC Cadets Wednesday, during the annual George C. Marshall seminar.

  • West Point squad wins Sandhurst Military Skills Competition

    Apr 19, 2011

    For the first time since 1993, a West Point squad secured the victory over its international rivals at the 45th annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, April 15-16, 2011, here.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers fly high, see all via unmanned aircraft

    Apr 18, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will have a hawk's eye view of the battlefield thanks to the Soldiers who operate the brigade's Shadow RQ-7 unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.

  • Soldiers need to retake GAT survey

    Apr 18, 2011

    Within the next couple of weeks, Soldiers will begin to see reminders that they must re-measure their resiliency and psychological health by taking the Global Assessment Tool survey again.

  • Month of the Military Child: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question

    Apr 18, 2011

    Childhood immunizations may possibly be the worst part of becoming a new parent, and they are certainly the low point of all well-baby appointments, but most parents view them as a necessary evil.

  • Secretary of Army awards 'best Ranger'

    Apr 18, 2011

    The "super team" of Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk are the winners of the 2011 Best Ranger Competition. At an awards ceremony today at Freedom Hall, Secretary of the Army John McHugh congratulated the teams on their accomplishment.

  • Special Ops Soldier wins Best Ranger second consecutive year

    Apr 18, 2011

    For the second year in a row, Master Sgt. Eric Turk has taken the title of Best Ranger, along with his partner Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski, also a previous winner. Zajkowski claimed the top spot in 2007 with his then-teammate Maj. Liam Collins. The competition has only been won by the same Soldier in two consecutive years once before.

  • Volunteers reenact World War II during American Heroes 2011

    Apr 18, 2011

    In this package released by the Texas Military Forces, reenactment enthusiasts recreate a battle from World War II on Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, Saturday, April 16, 2011. The show for service members, their families and civilians was a part of the American Heroes celebration. The two-day event was designed to increase the communication and interaction between the local community and the military. (Photo/100th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Army National Guard Sgt. Josiah Pugh) Submitted by: Captain Luke Talbot, 100th MPAD Story and Photos by: Sergeant Josiah Pugh, 100th MPAD

  • First Lady, Jill Biden kick off Sesame Street, USO tour

    Apr 18, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stepped onto the auditorium stage and into the arms of Elmo and friends as a crowd of local military and community families stood and cheered.

  • Training for Best Ranger: Guard team talks extreme PT

    Apr 15, 2011

    Held at Fort Benning, Ga., the Best Ranger Competition is an ultimate test of fitness, endurance and grit for the Army's most elite Soldiers. Fifty two-man teams will compete for the title of "Best Ranger" by running, ruck marching, swimming, completing obstacle courses, airborne drops, land navigation, and displaying weapons proficiency in a three-day marathon-style competition without sleep.

  • CSA sees network as Army's future in war

    Apr 14, 2011

    In meeting the demands of conflict, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey knows the American Soldiers' ability to adapt and learn will overcome the enemy.

  • Louisiana Guard to lead Haiti mission

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard will lead a U.S. Southern Command "New Horizons" training exercise in Haiti that includes National Guard, Reserve and active-duty forces from around the country, as well as units from Belize, Canada and Colombia, from late April to late June 2011.

  • Guard Soldiers bring back high-tech, experimental cannon

    Apr 14, 2011

    A piece of artillery history returned to the Watervliet Arsenal today with a little help from New York National Guard Soldiers from the Queensbury's 1427th Transportation Company, as a high-tech howitzer developed at the arsenal came home. The experimental lightweight 155mm howitzer had been sitting at the General Dynamics test range facility in Jericho, Vt., since the conclusion of testing in the mid 1990s. "It's like capturing the prize," said Bob Pfeil, curator for the Watervliet Arsenal Museum. "It will make a great addition to the museum," he added. "It's not just part of a system, it's the whole system and that will give people a chance to see the whole piece and how it works."

  • Obama, Gates, Joint Chiefs to find more savings

    Apr 14, 2011

  • 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.

  • Competitors gear up for Best Ranger this weekend

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The events are set for another grueling 60-hour demonstration of mental toughness and physical strength among contestants in the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition.