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  • 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.

  • President to award posthumous Medals of Honor for Korea

    Apr 13, 2011

    The White House announced Wednesday evening that the president will present the nation's highest award for valor to the families of two Korean War heroes.

  • Military family support a 'national priority,' Obama says

    Apr 12, 2011

    President Barack Obama today made caring for military families a national priority, calling to action his entire administration and communities across the United States on their behalf.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden urge support of military families

    Apr 12, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched a national initiative today that calls on all sectors of society to join forces to support and honor servicemembers and their families.

  • "Coolest Toys, Hottest Gadgets" online promotion honors military kids

    Apr 12, 2011

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command is hosting an online promotion through the month of April. The "Coolest Toys, Hottest Gadgets" online promotion highlights the Army MWR Library Program and Child, Youth and School Services activities, and coincides with the Army's celebration of Month of the Military Child.

  • HRC outlines transfer of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits

    Apr 12, 2011

    Servicemembers wanting to transfer their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependent children must do so before they retire and their children will need to be full-time college students enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by age 21.

  • Month of the Military Child: Autism on the rise

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soon-to-be parents buy clothes and diapers, assemble furniture, pick out names and dream about a happy, healthy, bright future for their impending arrival. However, many parents find themselves facing a very different reality when they discover their child is autistic.

  • 'Promethium Puma' uncovers weapons caches in Galuch Valley

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soldiers from Company A, Task Force Ironman taking part in Operation Promethium Puma located 20 weapons caches throughout the Galuch Valley, Afghanistan.

  • Leaders say DADT repeal training effective

    Apr 12, 2011

    Commands Army-wide are beginning to train Soldiers in preparation for repeal of the law commonly referred to as "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

  • Dempsey lays out themes for tenure as Army chief

    Apr 12, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey succeeded Gen. George W. Casey Jr. as the Army chief of staff during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va., today.

  • 'Soldier's Soldier' becomes 37th Army chief of staff

    Apr 11, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was sworn in as the Army's 37th chief of staff on April 11, surrounded by an enormous family, mentors, his classmates from the 1974 graduating class at West Point, the secretary of the Army and the secretary of Defense.

  • Guard helps rescue WWII vet in North Dakota flood

    Apr 11, 2011

    A North Dakota National Guard quick response force helped rescue an 87-year-old World War II veteran from his flooded home Saturday.

  • Nine commands win quality of life awards

    Apr 11, 2011

    Nine teams and garrisons from Korea to Maryland have earned recognition in the 2010 Secretary of the Army Quality of Life awards.

  • New PT test to get at least 6-month trial

    Apr 11, 2011

    So far, pilot testing for the new Army Physical Readiness Test has only been conducted at Fort Jackson, S.C., where the Army Physical Fitness School is located.

  • Army War College focuses conference on civil-military relationship

    Apr 11, 2011

    A year-long review of the military as a profession served as the backdrop for the 2011 Army War College Strategy Conference, "American Society and its Profession of Arms."

  • Fisher House helps servicemembers' children with scholarships

    Apr 11, 2011

    Military children of servicemembers who died or who were seriously disabled in the line of duty might be eligible for a college education through the Fisher House Foundation.

  • Avoided shutdown reinforces need for financial planning

    Apr 11, 2011

    The avoided government shutdown serves as a stark reminder for the need to save money for a rainy day.

  • Bulk of FY12 budget request to sustain personnel

    Apr 8, 2011

    As Congress continued to debate this year's budget, striving to avoid a federal shutdown, the Army's budget deputy paused to explain that the service's proposal for fiscal year 2012 will continue to focus on sustaining the volunteer force.

  • National Guard news has an app for that

    Apr 8, 2011

    The National Guard Bureau has unveiled a new application which enables iPhone and iPad users to stay in touch with National Guard news anytime via their mobile devices.

  • DADT repeal training proves caliber of military, leaders say

    Apr 8, 2011

    Two months into training to allow gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, the leaders of all four services say implementation is going well - something they attribute to the caliber of today's servicemembers.

  • Exchange to continue operations if government shuts down

    Apr 7, 2011

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is planning to continue operations even if the U.S. government shuts down.

  • U.S., Philippine teams offer free medical care during Balikatan

    Apr 5, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States servicemembers teamed together to provide free medical services to a community in the Philippines during Balikatan 2011.

  • New York Guard Soldiers train on WIN-T before Afghanistan mission

    Apr 5, 2011

    Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's Yonkers-based 101st Signal Battalion are now ready to provide Army leaders with the latest in high-tech communications technology.

  • Victim, general give personal insights into pain of sexual assault

    Apr 5, 2011

    When the keynote speaker for the Fort Hood Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation signing event was announced, polite applause followed her to the podium April 4, in the III Corps Headquarters. The mood in the room changed, however, as Spc. Patricia Fuentes began her remarks: "I'm the victim of a life-altering event. I was assaulted in 2007."

  • N.Y. Guardsmen, civilian first responders team up for disaster drill

    Apr 5, 2011

    Hundreds of New York National Guardsmen, an urban search and rescue team, and local emergency service members joined forces for a three-day civil/military disaster drill, April 2.

  • VA budget request signals commitment to vets

    Apr 5, 2011

    President Barack Obama's $132 billion 2012 budget request for the Veterans Affairs Department demonstrates that despite a tight fiscal environment, the United States stands by its commitment to men and women who have served in uniform, Deputy VA Secretary W. Scott Gould told American Forces Press Service.

  • Army schedules RADical events for retirees

    Apr 5, 2011

    The Army has scheduled more than 50 Retiree Appreciation Days, or RADs, this year at communities around the world beginning in April and continuing into November.

  • 3 Medal of Honor recipients join 350-mile bike ride to unite nation, wounded warriors

    Apr 4, 2011

    With the assistance of three Medal of Honor recipients, this year's Texas Challenge, one in the Ride 2 Recovery series, helped wounded warriors heal from the wounds of wars suffered in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • DoD to drop social security numbers from ID cards

    Apr 4, 2011

    Beginning June 1, Social Security numbers on military identification cards will begin to disappear, said Air Force Maj. Monica M. Matoush, a Pentagon spokeswoman.

  • Army Child of Year develops 'deployment kit'

    Apr 4, 2011

    April is "Month of the Military Child" and Kyle Hoeye, the 16-year-old child of Arizona National Guard Sgt. 1st Class James and Michaelena Hoey, was selected as this year's Army Child of the Year.

  • Warrior Training Center produces tough Guard Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2011

    Soldiers not in shape may need to schedule some extra gym time before attending one of the National Guard's Warrior Training Center courses at Fort Benning, Ga., or they might not make the cut.

  • Military children: strength of our future

    Apr 1, 2011

    Throughout April, which has been designated as month of the military child, Army garrisons world-wide will honor the children of servicemembers through a variety of ceremonies and special events.

  • Top enlisted leaders share views with Congress

    Apr 1, 2011

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

  • VA makes progress to end veteran homelessness

    Apr 1, 2011

    They served their country in uniform -- many on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. And now that they've returned home and rejoined civilian life, an alarming number of veterans have found themselves on the streets and living under bridges.

  • Chief, SMA address cultural change at SHARP summit

    Mar 31, 2011

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

  • Post honors Expert Infantryman Badge recipients: Female captain passes EIB tests

    Mar 31, 2011

    Two Soldiers received special honors Friday during a ceremony at the Hilton Field Softball Complex recognizing those Soldiers who recently completed a week of tasks to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge.

  • Female POWs prove women can endure war's hardships

    Mar 31, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum's experience as a POW confirmed her belief in resilience and that military women can persevere in tough situations.

  • Kiowa pilot thwarts rocket attack in Iraq

    Mar 30, 2011

    An OH-58D Kiowa helicopter pilot will be awarded during the first week of April for thwarting a rocket attack on Contingency Operating Base Warhorse in central Iraq.

  • CSA Change of Responsibility Ceremony to be webcast April 11

    Mar 29, 2011

    A Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the United States Army chief of staff is scheduled to take place April 11, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Field.

  • Troops to get priority Ten-Miler registration

    Mar 29, 2011

    Army Ten-Miler race officials have announced changes to the registration date and procedures for signing up to run in the 2011 race.

  • Record number of shooters attend Army Small Arms Championship

    Mar 29, 2011

    More than 300 Soldiers from across the Army descended on Fort Benning, Ga., March 19-28, to take part in the 2011 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship, the preeminent marksmanship training and competition event the military has to offer.

  • SHARP opens third phase of I. A.M. Strong campaign

    Mar 28, 2011

    The fourth annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit opened phase three of I. A.M. Strong's four-phase assault to eliminate sexual violence in the Army on March 28.

  • Vice Chief discusses relieving stress on force

    Mar 28, 2011

    Calling the need for Army aviation assets in Iraq and Afghanistan "almost unquenchable," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli met with media members here and discussed the Army's efforts to reduce stress on the force and its families.

  • Combat surgeon leaves big business for Army, front lines of Afghanistan

    Mar 28, 2011

    A former business executive for Burton Snowboards, Capt. Douglas 'Doc' Powell, brigade surgeon, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is currently overseeing a mission quite different than the design team he lead with Burton, as he serves on the front lines of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Study addresses suicide prevention efforts

    Mar 28, 2011

    A new study commissioned by the Defense Department affirms many of the suicide-prevention efforts being made within DoD and the military services and recommends ways to strengthen them.

  • Kunar veterinarians praise Iowa ADT programs

    Mar 28, 2011

    Afghan veterinarians who participate in veterinary programs sponsored by the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team's expressed satisfaction with the ADT's efforts during in-depth interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs, March 10.

  • Sept. 11 flags transferred to Reserve unit headed to Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    The 462nd Movement Control Battalion transferred U.S. and New York City Fire Department flags to the 77th Sustainment Brigade on March 20, 2011. The ceremony marked the final time this particular set of flags transfers from one New York state/New Jersey Army Reserve unit to another serving in the Middle East.

  • Casey gets sense of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal training progress at Fort Ril

    Mar 25, 2011

    The chief of staff of the Army visited Fort Riley March 24, to conduct sensing sessions for the repeal of the law commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

  • Study to help with design of future equipment

    Mar 25, 2011

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is currently conducting an Army-wide study of human physiology, called the U.S. Army Anthropometric Survey, or ANSUR II.