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  • Army mobilizes for first financial audit in its history

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Army is gearing up for an audit of its "Statement of Budgetary Resources" by 2014 and an audit of all financial statements by 2017.

  • Louisiana Guard responds to Hurricane Isaac landfall

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Louisiana National Guard has pre-staged approximately 680 troops and assets across the New Orleans metropolitan area in order to better protect the community and its citizens as Hurricane Isaac churns toward the Gulf coast.

  • September Army-wide stand down to support suicide prevention

    Aug 28, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III ordered an Army-wide suicide "stand down," scheduled for Sept. 27, 2012, as a way to empower leadership to prevent further loss of life due to suicide.

  • Thousands of Guard members prepare for Isaac

    Aug 28, 2012

    More than 33,500 National Guard troops and nearly 100 aircraft are available to the governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana as Hurricane Isaac threatens states along the Gulf of Mexico, Defense Department officials said.

  • Paralympians complete preparations in London

    Aug 28, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Paralympic team completed their team processing and remain focused amid growing anticipation for the 2012 Paralympic Games.

  • Army gold medalist Hancock to visit White House with U.S. Olympic team

    Aug 28, 2012

    After the spotlight of the Olympic games in London, and another gold medal to add to the one he earned in Beijing just four years ago, Sgt. Vincent Hancock has come back to the United States and is now reaping accolades and recognition for his performance behind a Beretta DT10 shotgun.

  • Army fire departments best in DOD

    Aug 27, 2012

    The Department of Defense's Best Large and Small Fire Departments of the Year awards have been won by Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Meade, Md., respectively.

  • National Guard units in Southeast on alert for Isaac's impact

    Aug 27, 2012

    Army and Air National Guard elements throughout the southeastern United States are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is making its way past the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Army seeks 'operational energy' solutions for NIE 13.2

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Army, through the System of Systems Integration Directorate, announced Aug. 24, 2012, that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to support the Army's "operational energy" capability gap and to participate in the next Network Integration Evaluation.

  • Virtual reality therapy may help PTSD patients recover

    Aug 24, 2012

    A study to see if the use of virtual reality therapy can help service members struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder is underway here at Womack Army Medical Center by Defense Department and Department of Health and Human Services professionals.

  • With force reductions, Army is looking at Soldier professionalism

    Aug 23, 2012

    During a recent visit to Fort Gordon, Ga., Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III told Soldiers that with force reductions coming, the Army will be eying those who best exemplify the qualities of a professional Soldier.

  • Calif. Guard Quick Reaction Force trains in disaster response preparedness

    Aug 23, 2012

    Nearly 120 Soldiers from the California National Guard's Quick Reaction Force-South spent the first two weeks of August in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama undergoing emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness here.

  • U.S. military athletes leave mark on London Olympics

    Aug 22, 2012

    More than 20 U.S. military athletes, coaches, training partners, family members and support personnel served as sports ambassadors to the world during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Changes to Comprehensive Soldier Fitness focus on families

    Aug 22, 2012

    Reflecting changes to the newly renamed "Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness" program, 32 Army spouses are now qualified to serve as master resilience trainers after completing a pilot course at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Olson ready to make Paralympic history

    Aug 22, 2012

    Years of determination, hard work and resilience have led Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson to the cusp of making history at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

  • Army invests $120 million in basic research partnership to exploit new materials

    Aug 21, 2012

    Materials by design partnerships are poised to revolutionize the speed of developing Soldiers' equipment, from body armor to batteries

  • Half-million Army accounts migrated to Enterprise Email

    Aug 21, 2012

    About 500,000 Army accounts are now part of the Defense Department's Enterprise Email, according to leaders in the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Army G-6 office.

  • The Army News Service

    Aug 20, 2012

  • Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

    Aug 20, 2012

    Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland.

  • Eighth Army trains for new mission in South Korea during UFG

    Aug 20, 2012

    Eighth Army will train for its new mission as an operational Field Army headquarters during Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 20-31, 2012.

  • Multinational partners train in 'Khaan Quest'

    Aug 20, 2012

    A conglomeration of U.S., Mongolian, and various international forces took part in a staff exercise during Khaan Quest 12 to enhance their ability to operate in a multinational environment.

  • Inputs into Army exercises increase command awareness of cyber threat

    Aug 17, 2012

    An increased focus on training and leader development can help commanders at all levels better understand the threat to America posed by adversaries in the cyber domain, said the commander of Army Cyber Command, during the Aug. 16 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association TechNet Land Forces East conference in Baltimore.

  • Army, industry partner to solve network capability gaps

    Aug 16, 2012

    As the Army gears up to field its first integrated package of tactical communications equipment to deploying Soldiers, the service is already partnering with industry to enhance those technologies for the next capability set.

  • Army intel oversight agencies pool resources

    Aug 16, 2012

    A covenant signing took place in the Pentagon, Aug. 14, 2012, formalizing the consolidation of three Army intelligence activities into an organization with a new name.

  • Army, industry partner to solve network capability gaps

    Aug 16, 2012

    As the Army gears up to field its first integrated package of tactical communications equipment to deploying Soldiers, the service is already partnering with industry to enhance those technologies for the next capability set.

  • Planners evaluate large Vibrant Response exercise

    Aug 15, 2012

    More than 9,000 Soldiers and civilians from numerous local, state and federal agencies participated in Vibrant Response 13, along with their equipment -- mobile labs, helicopters, heavy equipment and so on -- spread out over 5,000 square miles of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

  • First female four-star general retires from Army

    Aug 15, 2012

    The first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired Aug. 15, 2012, after 38 years in uniform.

  • Army Cyber tells AFCEA about measures to 'prevent, shape, and win'

    Aug 15, 2012

    The Army needs to integrate cyberspace considerations into operational planning across the board: That was the message Army Cyber Command presented to technology company representatives and contractors Tuesday.

  • Zero tolerance in Army for bullying, hazing

    Aug 13, 2012

    All service members have a personal responsibility to intervene in and stop any occurrences of hazing or bullying, said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, in a recent statement.

  • Military athletes at London games enjoy Army family support

    Aug 13, 2012

    U.S. military athletes at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, Aug. 12, 2012, had more than just fans cheering them on throughout the games.

  • Nunn finishes 43rd in Olympic 50-k race walk

    Aug 12, 2012

    Staff Sgt. John Nunn worked his way forward in the final laps of the Olympic 50-kilometer race walk Aug. 11, 2012, to finish 43rd with a personal-best time of 4 hours, 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

  • Soldiers begin command post training for NIE 13.1

    Aug 10, 2012

    Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, began honing their skills at the Mission Training Center the first week in August, in preparation for the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 exercise scheduled for the fall.

  • Army National Guard announces best Soldier, best NCO winners

    Aug 10, 2012

    Competing among themselves and an unfavorable environment, seven Soldiers and seven noncommissioned officers came head-to-head during the Army National Guard's Best Warrior Competition, July 29, 2012, to contest who was the best of the best.

  • Soldiers brief British youth at Windsor Castle

    Aug 9, 2012

    Seizing the opportunity to take a rest from the madness of the Olympic games, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit took time out to showcase the Army to the locals of Windsor, England, Aug. 8, 2012.

  • DeLoach takes bronze in Olympic long jump

    Aug 9, 2012

    Air Force family member Janay DeLoach leaped 6.89 meters Wednesday night at Olympic stadium to take the bronze medal in women's long jump.

  • National Guard expands Midwest, Southwest wildfire support

    Aug 8, 2012

    With an already busy wildfire season under its belt, the National Guard has expanded firefighting efforts in several states throughout the Midwest and Southwest, where they have activated more than 100 personnel and multiple aircraft.

  • First flight test successful for Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle

    Aug 8, 2012

    For more than 90 minutes, the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 7, 2012

  • Vets gather at Arlington to mark 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal

    Aug 8, 2012

    Seventy years after the Aug. 7, 1942, start to what would be a brutal, six-month-long battle over an island in the South Pacific, veterans of Guadalcanal gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to their fellow Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen.

  • Lester finishes eighth in Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling

    Aug 8, 2012

    Team USA coaches did not recognize their wrestler as Spc. Justin "Harry" Lester as he finished eighth in the Olympic men's Greco-Roman 66-kilogram tournament, Aug. 7, 2012, at ExCel North Arena 2.

  • London Games leave Mango dreaming about Rio

    Aug 6, 2012

    Sgt. Spenser Mango learned in London that much work must be done if he wants to medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Byers' Greco-Roman Olympic day ends early

    Aug 6, 2012

    Army Greco-Roman wrestler Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers was eliminated from the Olympic heavyweight tournament after two matches, Aug. 6, 2012, at ExCel North Arena 2 in London.

  • Parker misses mark in Olympic shooting finale

    Aug 6, 2012

    Four-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker headed into the third round of the Olympic three-positions rifle competition, Aug. 6, 2012, just one shot out of medal contention, but finished 30th.

  • Szarenski closes out Olympic career

    Aug 5, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski competed Aug. 5, 2012, in the men's 50-meter free pistol competition, his last event as an Olympian.

  • Army wife Gray wins Olympic gold in 3-positions rifle

    Aug 4, 2012

    Jamie Gray, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, won an Olympic gold medal in the women's 50-meter three-positions rifle event Aug. 4, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Two Army marksmen miss medal round by millimeters

    Aug 4, 2012

    The difference between shooting for an Olympic medal and watching from the stands came down to fractions of an inch for two U.S. Soldiers competing Aug. 3, 2012, in 50-meter prone rifle at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Soldier watches wife win gold from across pond

    Aug 4, 2012

    As Jamie Gray was conquering her past demons in women's three-position rifle Aug. 4, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, her husband, Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, was glued to the couple's 17-inch computer monitor, watching a live stream of the event.

  • Army standardizes PTSD diagnosis, treatment

    Aug 3, 2012

    The Army, along with the other military services and the Department of Veterans Affairs, is standardizing the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Army spouse comes up short in Olympic pistol event

    Aug 2, 2012

    Olympic shooter Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptatgrafft, competed in her second event at the London Olympics, Aug. 1, 2012, finishing in 28th place overall in women's 25-meter sport pistol at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • VA program offers vets between ages 35-60 new education opportunities

    Aug 2, 2012

    Unemployed veterans between 35 and 60 years old have an opportunity to begin a new career in one of more than 211 high-demand occupations by applying for enrollment in the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, launched as part of the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

  • Double trap shooters ambushed in London

    Aug 2, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond and Sgt. Glenn Eller fell short of their lofty expectations in the Olympic double-trap competition Wednesday at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Former Women's Army Corps commandant dies at age 101

    Aug 2, 2012

    Former Women's Army Corps commandant and advocate for women's military service, Mary Louise Rasmuson, died July 30, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, at age 101.

  • Kelsey finishes fourth in Olympic fencing

    Aug 2, 2012

    Air Force Reserve Capt. Seth Kelsey finished one touch away from a medal Wednesday in Olympic épeé individual fencing at ExCel Centre in London.

  • Making money without marijuana: Afghan farmers enabled to grow legal crops

    Jul 31, 2012

    With assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Army civil affairs, farmers in Afghanistan now network with traders to sell legal crops such as melons for higher prices than illegal crops in markets such as India and Dubai.

  • Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe journey

    Jul 31, 2012

    Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., helped members of the Quileute tribe move approximately 100 canoes out of the water at the completion of the tribe's two-week journey, July 29, 2012.

  • Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Jul 31, 2012

    In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Behavioral changes hold key to energy efficiency throughout Army

    Jul 31, 2012

    The Army's energy chief continues to press home the need for energy efficiency saying that stewardship of water and power resources begins with behavioral changes by Soldiers top down, not solely with investments in technologies and new equipment.

  • Szarenski finishes 23rd in Olympic air pistol event

    Jul 30, 2012

    Four-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski knew right away that his game was not clicking in the Olympic 10-meter air pistol qualification round July 28, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Military athletes march in London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

    Jul 30, 2012

    U.S. service members were among more than 10,000 athletes from across the world who marched into Olympic Stadium July 27 during the Opening Ceremony of Olympiad XXX.

  • Hancock set for golden repeat in Olympic skeet

    Jul 30, 2012

    After three rounds of shooting July 30, 2012, Sgt. Vincent Hancock is in first place in defense of his Olympic gold medal in men's skeet at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Louisiana National Guard pins first female general officer

    Jul 30, 2012

    The Louisiana National Guard welcomed its first female general officer during a promotion ceremony, July 27, 2012, at the Jackson Barracks Museum in New Orleans.

  • Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise

    Jul 30, 2012

    With fewer than 24 hours until the hypothetical detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device in a major Midwestern city, military exercise specialists were putting the final touches on a national catastrophic incident exercise that will test more than 9,000 service members and civilians in 11 training locations and airfields spread across 5,000 square miles in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

  • Two-time Army Olympian teaches race walking on Today Show

    Jul 29, 2012

    Army Olympian Staff Sgt. John Nunn showed Americans how to race walk Monday morning on NBC's Today Show.

  • Jitters get best of Uptagrafft in Olympic pistol debut

    Jul 29, 2012

    Despite having a difficult Olympic debut, Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft's experience in London, July 29, 2012, featured enough goose bumps and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Army spouse competes in first medal event of London Olympics

    Jul 29, 2012

    In front of an enthusiastic crowd eager to witness presentation of the first medals of the London Olympic Games, Jamie Gray, wife of a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier, competed in women's 10-meter air rifle June 28 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • First Lady brings 'Let's Move' to London Games

    Jul 27, 2012

    First Lady Michelle Obama and a plethora of former and current U.S. Olympic stars helped musical performers entertain children July 27, 2012, during "Let's Move! London Tic-Toc."

  • Nothing but business for Szarenski's fourth Olympic Games

    Jul 26, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski is taking a business-like approach to his fourth Olympic Games.

  • Rapid Equipping Force displays new technology at Pentagon

    Jul 26, 2012

    When Soldiers in the field have an immediate need for a new technology or piece of equipment, they don't have time to wait for it: They need it now.

  • General says ARCYBER progresses, prepares for cyberspace future

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Army's top cyberspace warrior told Congress that the work of the Army Cyber Command adds to national security. Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command, 2nd Army, testified before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, July 25, 2012.

  • Marine boxer hopes unique style will garner Olympic gold

    Jul 26, 2012

    After leading the U.S. boxing team in warm-ups Thursday, Marine Corps Sgt. Jamel Herring demonstrated the unique style and speed that may earn him an Olympic medal.

  • GFEBS completes final Wave for Full Deployment - changes way Army does business

    Jul 24, 2012

    During a time of increased scrutiny of government spending, the General Fund Enterprise Business System, or GFEBS, steps forward to transform the way Army manages its finance and real property accounting.

  • Army tightens body fat standards for some recruits

    Jul 24, 2012

    All male recruits age 17-20 who enlisted after May 16, 2012, must now have a body fat percentage of 24 or less before they begin basic training. For female recruits in that age category, their body fat must be at 30 percent or less.

  • Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence

    Jul 23, 2012

    A young researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has received top honors for scientific excellence.

  • DOD to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

    Jul 23, 2012

    Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, the Department of Defense and the Army will recognize veterans of the Korean War and will also commemorate the 59th anniversary of the July 27, 1953, signing of the armistice that ended fighting on the peninsula.

  • Army leaders to conduct 'health of the force' visits at 6 installations

    Jul 22, 2012

    Army senior leaders, led by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, will tour several Army installations this week to assess the health of the force.

  • Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

    Jul 20, 2012

    During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, 2012, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed about requirements to support the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, Army officials said the performance of systems in a controlled and repeatable environment will identify issues with equipment prior to placing it in an operational environment.

  • Women Soldiers to test female-specific body armor

    Jul 19, 2012

    Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor -- designed for them -- that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments specific to the female form.

  • ARNEWS senior correspondent no longer walks beat

    Jul 18, 2012

    The Army lost one of its best advocates Tuesday when William "Rob" McIlvaine died at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

  • Robotics Rodeo highlights advances in life-saving technologies

    Jul 17, 2012

    The 2012 Robotics Rodeo held at Fort Benning, Ga., June 20-29, 2012, allowed manufacturers to showcase the latest robotics technology designed to defeat battlefield threats, especially improvised explosive devices.

  • Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

    Jul 16, 2012

    The first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target with the first round fired.

  • Army vessel rescues civilian sailor from sinking sailboat

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army Reserve vessel USAV Robert T. Kuroda, responded to a U.S. Coast Guard request for assistance in the rescue of a civilian on a disabled sailboat, near San Nicholas Island, Calif., July 9, 2012.

  • Afghan National Army soldiers soar with Operation Eagle's Flight

    Jul 16, 2012

    Afghan field artillery soldiers displayed deployment-ready skill, under the direction of deployment-ready leadership, during Exercise Eagle's Flight at Patrol Base Sorkh Bid in northern Kandahar province, Afghanistan, July 11, 2012.

  • Golden Cargo puts Reservists, Guardsmen to work

    Jul 13, 2012

    Golden Cargo takes place across the western half the United States this month as members of the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard and Navy work alongside civilians in the handling and shipping of ammunition to strategic locations.

  • LOGCAP completes base de-scoping for turnover of FOB Dubs

    Jul 13, 2012

    Fowrard Operating Base Dubs was the first U.S. and coalition base to have LOGCAP services turned off in preparation for the base to be turned over to Government of the Islamic Repubic of Afghanistan.

  • Deputy Reserve chief receives NAACP award

    Jul 13, 2012

    The deputy chief of the Army Reserve received the 2012 Benjamin L. Hooks Distinguished Service Award for promoting equal opportunity at the annual conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, July 10, 2012.

  • Mine dogs clear Afghan roads

    Jul 12, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Black moved back toward the Huskey mine clearance vehicle to watch from a safe distance as a team traced the wire of a suspected improvised explosive device back toward the road. His military working dog, Lobo, was held on the end of a leash and the pair was taking a short break after searching the last 500 meters.

  • Army releases third quarter accident data

    Jul 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center data show the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 has been the deadliest yet this year regarding accidents, with 42 Soldiers lost between April 1 and June 30.

  • Soldiers help provide much-needed relief to Panjwai

    Jul 11, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers stood outside the gate of the district of Panjwai's headquarters July 5, 212, to deliver humanitarian aid packages to local villagers. The program is directed at those who have fallen on hard times or have been forced to leave their villages due to insurgent activities in the area.

  • Army to discontinue NASCAR sponsorship

    Jul 11, 2012

    After this year, the Army will no longer sponsor a NASCAR team as part of its national branding and accession efforts. But the service will continue other programs to attract new Soldiers and keep itself in the public eye.

  • Warrior Transition Command leaders reflect on future

    Jul 11, 2012

    Army Medical Command leaders reflected on the past and looked to the future of the Warrior Transition Command during the organization's second change of command, July 10, 2012, in the Pentagon auditorium.

  • Army remodels 6 hotels for lodging privatization

    Jul 10, 2012

    The Army is well on its way to accomplishing its goal of building and remodeling lodging facilities at 42 bases in both the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • Kenyan-Americans make noise for Army at U.S. Olympic Track Trials

    Jul 10, 2012

    The "Kenyan Connection" made a lot of noise for the U.S. Army during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

  • Integrative Cardiac Health Project building healthier lives

    Jul 10, 2012

    A wellness program launched at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1999 is still helping people today. Take Navy Capt. Brent George.

  • Robotics rodeo showcases new technologies

    Jul 9, 2012

    More than 40 vendors and five universities showcased nearly 75 different technologies during the 2012 Robotics Rodeo at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Computer simulations created to train Soldiers on howitzers

    Jul 9, 2012

    Two Soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny Arsenal engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer.

  • Landscapers 'give back' to vets, fallen at Arlington

    Jul 9, 2012

    More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 9, 2012, for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and fallen service members.

  • Missouri National Guard Soldier dies in training exercise in Guatemala

    Jul 6, 2012

    Missouri National Guard Staff Sgt. Robert J. Traxel, 34, of Union, Mo. died July 2 while performing his annual training duties in support of Beyond the Horizon Guatemala.

  • Afghan Local Police celebrate graduation

    Jul 5, 2012

    Afghan Local Police in Zharay District celebrated the graduation of 45 policemen during a ceremony, July 3, 2012 on Forward Operating Base Azizzullah.

  • Army Corps of Engineers breaks ground on Hawaii marsh project

    Jul 5, 2012

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground for the construction of the Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project, June 28, 2012, in Kailua, O'ahu, Hawaii.

  • Mickowski makes metric mile final at Olympic track trials

    Jul 3, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Capt. John Mickowski came up 400 meters short in his bid for a berth in the London Olympic Games.

  • Army to deliver new network technologies

    Jul 3, 2012

    Army leaders said plans are underway to deliver eight brigade combat teams of integrated, capability-enhancing networking technologies beginning in October.

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