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  • Soldier receives helmet that saved his life

    Oct 31, 2014

    In 2012, Staff Sgt. Ryan Frye was hit by enemy fire during a hail of automatic weapons fire. It would have been deadly if not for his helmet. The life-saving piece of equipment was returned to him Oct. 30, 2014. "I have waited two years to get my helmet back," he said. "I never thought I would see my helmet again."

  • Chief salutes five with Outstanding Civilian Service Awards at Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 31, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented Outstanding Civilian Service Awards to five private sector men and women who have significantly helped Soldiers and their families through employment programs, financial aid assistance, adaptive sports rehabilitation and quality of life programs.

  • World's largest Candlewood Suites opens on Joint Base San Antonio

    Oct 30, 2014

    The world's largest Candlewood Suites hotel has opened on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as part of efforts to provide quality, temporary lodging to Service members, their families and other visitors.

  • Military could make significant impact on mid-term elections

    Oct 30, 2014

    With all 435 U.S. House seats and more than a third of the Senate in play on election day, Nov. 4, the more than 2 million members of the active component and reserve component of the military could make a difference in many of those outcomes -- if they vote.

  • Soldiers face reclassification or separation for losing MOS qualification

    Oct 30, 2014

    Soldiers who have had their security clearance revoked or denied face reclassification or separation from the force, according to Army Human Resources Command.

  • 3ID HQ to deploy to Afghanistan as drawdown, retrograde continues

    Oct 29, 2014

    The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element.

  • Soldier-chef serves goodwill to community

    Oct 29, 2014

    For many Soldiers, fulfilling the call of duty is sometimes not enough. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Roberts, a food service sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, uses his Army skills to make his community better.

  • Army Corps of Engineers to waive recreation fees for military, Nov. 11

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,200 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

  • Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccine

    Oct 28, 2014

    No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were a critical part of their development.

  • Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.

  • Soldiers dominate Marine Corps Marathon

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Army took ownership of the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 26, 2014, with Soldiers finishing in first and second place in the male division, and first place in the female division.

  • Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

    Oct 23, 2014

    "Soldiers are now deployed in a regionally aligned force-fashion around the world where they need to be, whether to fulfill treaty obligations, secure prosperity and peace or consolidate gains," said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Army considering major changes for recruiting

    Oct 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is considering a number of dramatic changes to help deal with what it perceives as an extremely challenging recruiting environment in coming years.

  • TRADOC commander: Empowering others best way to progress

    Oct 22, 2014

    Empowerment is a two-way street between subordinates and supervisors, said Gen. David G. Perkins, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014.

  • 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.

  • ROTC cadets to lead in increasingly complex world

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army is training the officers of tomorrow to face the challenges of an increasingly complex world, the commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command said.

  • Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, Chief of Staff the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said, at an AUSA panel on "Why and How We Serve."

  • Upgrades 'new normal' for armor in uncertain budget environment

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army's priority is restoring the armored brigade combat teams to their relevancy so they can fight with all of their platforms across the entire formation. This is being done through platform upgrades and investments in science and technology.

  • 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.

  • Speed of innovation key in Army Operating Concept

    Oct 17, 2014

    Both the Army and America's adversaries enhance their prowess on the battlefield with technological innovation. But to be successful against an array of unknown enemies, the Army must focus not just on innovation, but on the speed with which it can deliver that innovation to Soldiers.

  • Army Operating Concept expands definition of combined arms

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army Operating Concept, published Oct. 7, 2014, expands the idea of joint combined-arms operations to include intergovernmental and special operations capabilities, said Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr.

  • Soldiers, WWII vets honored at 'Fury' movie premiere

    Oct 16, 2014

    Soldiers and World War II veterans were among the honored guests at the world premiere of Brad Pitt's movie Fury, a fictional account of tankers in the "Greatest Generation."

  • Vice chief discusses Africa, AOC, future vehicle requirements

    Oct 16, 2014

    In a media roundtable at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Gen. Daniel Allyn talked with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, about troops deploying to Africa, the new Army Operating Concept, and how war-fighting concepts will determine vehicle types.

  • Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

    Oct 16, 2014

    The Army's top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style panel during a family forum at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014.

  • Army, Homeland Security working together to protect U.S.

    Oct 16, 2014

    Cooperation between the Army and the Department of Homeland Security must get closer to combat the threats to America, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.

  • Army to live-stream forums at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 15, 2014

    If you're unable to attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 13-15, 2014, in Washington, D.C., you will still be able to see most presentations through live-streaming.

  • U.S., Korean reps lay wreath at war memorial

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Army generals and representatives of the Republic of Korea and its Army, laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014, to commemorate those who fought in the three-year-long conflict in that country.

  • Shyu: Army modernization entering 'death spiral'

    Oct 15, 2014

    "This is a death spiral we're in now," said Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, describing the state of Army modernization.

  • Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic.

  • Hagel praises Army's strength, resilience

    Oct 15, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commended the Army for its contributions to national defense over the last 13 years of conflict and noted that demand for the things the Army does for the nation will not diminish during the period of uncertainty and change that lies ahead.

  • Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

    Oct 14, 2014

    Up in Alaska, the Army is looking to evaluate some new winter weather gear for Soldiers, including newer face masks, better gloves, and more modern tentage.

  • Ethics codes don't work unless internalized, expert says

    Oct 14, 2014

    Ownership of the code of ethics is so strong, that no matter what provocations the enemy might make, they can't steal one's code. It means that if the enemy decapitates, U.S. Soldiers won't do that.

  • CSA: 'Trusted professionals' essence of what it means to be Soldiers

    Oct 14, 2014

    "Whether it be along the DMZ in Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq, the plains of Eastern Europe, the savannahs of Central and West Africa, there stand our nation's trusted professionals," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Soldiers shifting to Pacific via new 'pathway'

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army has more Soldiers assigned to the Pacific theater this year and more of them are involved with engagements in regional countries, thanks to a program called Pacific Pathways.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • SMA: Competitiveness, ethics key to Army success

    Oct 13, 2014

    Encouraging Soldiers to be competitive is what it takes to be a great leader, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking Oct. 13, 2014, at the SMA, NCO and Soldier Forum at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 30th anniversary

    Oct 12, 2014

    A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the race's 30th anniversary. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending in front of the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the nation's most iconic monuments.

  • All-Army team tops Brazilians in 30th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 12, 2014

    Brazilian Army runner Solonel Da Silva successfully defended his crown, Kerri Gallagher again led the women, and the U.S. Army won the international team title Sunday in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

  • Army makes significant strides in energy programs

    Oct 9, 2014

    Despite challenges in budget and manpower, the Army has made great progress in energy projects that strengthen the Army mission, said the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, at a media roundtable at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014.

  • 2014 Best Warriors named: Linguist, Special Forces NCO take top honors

    Oct 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army's 2014 Best Warrior competition concluded Oct. 9, 2014, at Fort Lee, Virginia, and the winners were: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Carpenter and Spc. Thomas Boyd.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • U.S. Army Africa team helping fight Ebola

    Oct 7, 2014

    More than 50 personnel from U.S. Army Africa are on the ground in Liberia assisting in the fight against an Ebola outbreak in the region.

  • Army Ten-Milers urged to 'Run to Honor'

    Oct 7, 2014

    Participants in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler are encouraged to honor fallen Service members and their families through a social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • SDDC continues strategic role supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 6, 2014

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 599th Transportation Brigade at Wheeler Army Airfield, Wahiawa, Hawaii, has provided strategic support to the U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Pacific Pathways, an operation that groups multiple exercises and keeps assets in the area of operations longer without fixed bases, from the beginning.

  • Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Installation mailrooms cutting down on junk mail

    Oct 3, 2014

    In an effort to cut down on unsolicited mail, known as "junk mail," and save on postage used to forward mail to Soldiers who have transferred, some installation mail rooms have subscribed to a no-fee service known as Waste-free Mail.

  • JIEDDO holds competition for new counter-IED systems

    Oct 3, 2014

    This week at Fort Benning, Georgia, defense contractors are competing to provide the latest technologies to defeat IEDs.

  • Army advances to gold-medal round against Marines in wheelchair b-ball

    Oct 3, 2014

    In the battle for the rights to advance to the gold-medal round in wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games, Army played relentlessly against Navy, Oct. 2, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, making certain the Sailors would receive the bronze medal.

  • Rapid Equipping Force to fall under TRADOC

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has decided to retain the Rapid Equipping Force and move it under U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, despite the drawdown and pending sequestration, explained the Rapid Equipping Force director, speaking at a National Defense Industrial Association breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Army leads medal race at Warrior Games

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has racked up the highest medal count so far at this year's Warrior Games. As of Oct. 1, 2014, the service had earned some 34 medals in the competition.

  • Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2014, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20).

  • 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's Hispanic outreach not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 30, 2014

    National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, is a chance for the Army to highlight the "immeasurable contributions" made in the service and sacrifice of Hispanic Americans.

  • New G-4 to tackle tough logistics issues

    Sep 29, 2014

    Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna became the Army's senior logistician in the challenging times of moving equipment out of Afghanistan, and preparing for deployments in Africa and Iraq, during a promotion ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 26, 2014.

  • Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 29, 2014

    "Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing on his right hip on center court, pushed his body forward and used this momentum to pitch the volleyball back over the net. Sitting volleyball was the first event of the fifth annual Warrior Games, and Hasting's parents and younger brother watched as the Army team waged an offensive against the Air Force in the three-part game.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 29, 2014

    Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing with exercises Garuda Shield and Keris Strike ongoing, and with exercise Orient Shield scheduled to being next month.

  • JRTC takes on cyber, hybrid, conventional threats as training evolves with missions

    Sep 26, 2014

    When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), descended from the night sky into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, last month, it not only marked the first large-scale joint forced entry air assault in more than 11 years, it also signaled a larger shift in how the Army executes training missions.

  • Army chief addressing events overseas: These are really tough times

    Sep 26, 2014

    These are "really tough times, where logistics and running our logistics organization has never been more important as we bring equipment out of Afghanistan, as we prepare for deployments to Africa, as we prepare for deployments to Iraq," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Sept. 26, 2014, at a promotion ceremony at the Pentagon for the new Army deputy chief of staff G-4.

  • Operation Rising Star to salute 'Soldier for Life' All-Stars

    Sep 25, 2014

    Army Entertainment announced it will celebrate the 10th season of Operation Rising Star with a "Soldier for Life" theme during finals week, scheduled for early December at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, in San Antonio.

  • Praise, criticism can be effective or not, says resilience trainer

    Sep 25, 2014

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program master resilience trainer explained that Soldiers, like people everywhere, appreciate sincere praise for a job well done, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • 1st Infantry Division HQ deploying to Iraq

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers from the "Big Red One" division headquarters, will deploy to Iraq next month from Fort Riley, Kansas, DOD officials announced, Sept. 25, 2014.

  • Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness top NCO: Patterns key to success

    Sep 24, 2014

    The senior enlisted advisor for the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, explained that people need to train themselves for stressful events ahead of time, and not rely on heat-of-the-moment reactions, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Terror scenario hits D.C. stadium

    Sep 24, 2014

    What if a chemical attack were to take place during a major sporting event? Federal and local authorities came together Sept. 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C., to practice for such a mass casualty event in Capital Shield 2015.

  • Screenings, response plans can prevent suicide

    Sep 23, 2014

    Col. Brett Schneider, director of behavioral health at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, spoke about mental health screenings and response plans, during the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.

  • CSA: ISIL must be taken down by cooperative effort

    Sep 23, 2014

    Moderate fighters in Syria, Iraqi security forces, Peshmerga (Kurdish fighters), allies and partners of the U.S., all have a vested interest in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, or ISIL, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • DOD official: Successful Syrian strikes only the start

    Sep 23, 2014

    Successful U.S. military and partner nation strikes Monday night against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, were only the beginning of the fight to degrade and defeat the brutal terrorist group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said.

  • Desire to be resilient can sometimes mask underlying depression

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Army culture is one of toughness and resilience, so seeking help for depression may be very hard for Soldiers to do, said Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey Grammer, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Army health officer: DOD, VA collaboration needed on mental health metrics

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs can collaborate to find metrics in mental health to better serve veterans, according to an Army officer, during a health summit, Sept. 19, 2014, in Falls Church, Virginia. .

  • CSA on Army budget: Fiscal year 2016 is breaking point

    Sep 22, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno cautioned a Defense Writers Group in Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2014, should sequestration resume in fiscal year 2016, "it will be very difficult for us to lead around the world."

  • Doc gives candid talk on women's issues in military

    Sep 22, 2014

    "I'm going to talk about subjects that make men squirm," warned Retired Col. (Dr.) Elspeth Ritchie, before discussing sanitary conditions in the field, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault and other topics focused on military women.

  • Odierno: Ebola largest medical emergency since plague

    Sep 22, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno held his first Google hangout virtual town hall at the Google Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Sept 22, 2014, and discussed the Ebola outbreak, the Army budget, and other issues important to Soldiers.

  • 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.

  • Doc's advice for those with PTSD: Stay in treatment

    Sep 18, 2014

    The most effective way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder is to stay in treatment and, if possible, attend therapy with a friend or loved one, said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Gary Wynn.

  • Family of Medal of Honor recipient Sloat makes solemn visit to Vietnam Wall

    Sep 17, 2014

    Family members of Medal of Honor recipient Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat made a somber visit to the Vietnam Wall where his name is etched with the tens of thousands of other fallen service members from the war.

  • Avatar-based simulations to boost counseling skills

    Sep 16, 2014

    Five Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment training modules are now being used as part of cadet leadership classes at the U.S. Military Academy, at West Point, New York.

  • Army releases latest policies on female hairstyles, tattoos

    Sep 16, 2014

    The Army publishes revisions to Army Regulation 670-1, its policy for "Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia," which included changes to female hairstyles and tattoos standards.

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • Soldiers medal in swimming at Invictus Games

    Sep 16, 2014

    On the last day of the inaugural Invictus Games, several current, retired and former Soldiers captured medals during the swimming events in London, Sept. 14, 2014.

  • Queen Elizabeth applauds wounded warriors recovering through competitive sports

    Sep 16, 2014

    "All of you have used the power of sports to enhance your own recovery and to raise wider awareness of the enormous challenges faced by wounded veterans," the Queen of England wrote to wounded warriors at the Invictus Games, in London.

  • Brown: Soldiers should be trained like elite athletes

    Sep 15, 2014

    Soldiers and elite athletes share traits like discipline, talent, teamwork and commitment and deserve the same type of scientific-based training, said Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, commander, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • Body sensors to help Soldiers in future conflicts

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.

  • 50th anniversary of Drill Sergeant School gets commandant to look back

    Sep 12, 2014

    Looking back, Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian pretty much knew from day one in the Army that he wanted to be a drill sergeant.

  • Invictus Games kick off with opening ceremony

    Sep 12, 2014

    More than 5,000 people attended the Invictus Games' opening ceremony on the South Lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Sept. 10.

  • Righting a 44-year-old mistake: Vietnam hero to receive posthumous MOH

    Sep 12, 2014

    For one brief, excruciatingly hopeful moment, Evelyn Sloat thought the Army officers at her door were there to tell her that her son, Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat, was coming home from Vietnam.

  • Soldier earns first medal in first Invictus race

    Sep 12, 2014

    The United States took home its first medal of the 2014 Invictus Games on its first opportunity in London, Sept. 11, 2014, as Sgt. Ryan McIntosh finished third in the 100-meter dash.

  • Women volunteers needed for Ranger course assessment

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Army is asking for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger course in the spring.

  • Army investing in Soldiers, civilians to fight war against hackers

    Sep 12, 2014

    The commander who oversees the Army's cyber world spoke at the monthly breakfast of the Association of the U.S. Army on the 13th anniversary of 9/11, saying the information technology that company commanders have at their disposal today is equivalent to what a division commander had in 2001.

  • Unique PT commemorates 9/11 events

    Sep 11, 2014

    In the Pentagon courtyard, on the evening of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, service members from around the Washington, D.C. area participated in a first-of-its-kind commemoration where each repetition in their "workout of the day" was symbolic in some way of that day's tragedy.

  • World Class Athlete Program Soldier set for Invictus

    Sep 10, 2014

    Sgt. Ryan McIntosh of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program intends to win six medals in the inaugural Invictus Games, scheduled for Sept. 10-14, 2014, in London. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and military veterans from 14 nations.

  • McMaster busts myths of future warfare

    Sep 10, 2014

    Americans and their leaders all too often wear rose-tinted glasses when it comes to assessing future warfare, said the deputy commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command for Futures and director, Army Capabilities Center.

  • Army recognizes logistics units for excellence

    Sep 10, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno recognized the hard work and dedication of logistics units with the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 10, 2014.

  • Army vice chief, surgeon general address future of Army Medicine

    Sep 10, 2014

    Army Medicine intends to reset and transform as operations wind down in Afghanistan, and how it will transform was the topic of a day-long professional development forum, Sept. 10, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

  • Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

    Sep 9, 2014

    Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time. Their 11-year-old daughter, Asia SiVon Cottom, was on Flight 77 that day, with other children. At 9:37 a.m., terrorists flew the plane into the Pentagon.

  • Legendary NFL QB brings his story to Resiliency Fair

    Sep 9, 2014

    The Pentagon held its annual Resiliency Health Fair Tuesday as part of Suicide Prevention Month, hosting Monday Night Football legend Eric Hipple, who spent nearly a decade as a quarterback with the Detroit Lions before suffering the loss of his son to suicide and realizing he too was suicidal.

  • Soldiers can apply now for Broadening Opportunity education programs

    Sep 8, 2014

    Now is the time for qualified Soldiers to apply for the Army's Broadening Opportunity Program, said the manager of the program.

  • 'Unconquered' warriors in London for first Invictus Games

    Sep 8, 2014

    Some 400 wounded, ill or injured warriors from the U.S., and 13 other allied nations, will compete at the first-ever Invictus Games in London, Sept. 10-14, 2014, and the U.S. team was sent off by a pep rally, Sept. 5, in Herndon, Va.

  • Are you, your family prepared for an emergency or disaster?

    Sep 8, 2014

    Every September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency kicks off National Preparedness Month and the Ready Army Program helps Soldiers, civilians and their families prepare for disasters.

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