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  • 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.

  • Army standing up cyber brigade, possible cyber branch

    Sep 5, 2014

    The Army is activating a Cyber Protection Brigade Sept. 5, 2014, and discussing a new cyber branch that could be established as early as next month.

  • LEAP awardees save Army billions

    Sep 4, 2014

    Eleven Army organizations that streamlined their business operations, eliminated redundancy and saved billions of dollars, were recognized for their excellent Lean Six Sigma practices, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 3, 2014.

  • Cyberspace chief: Beware, the adversary is watching

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Army is under constant threat from cyber attacks and users must remain vigilant, warned the chief of the Army's Cyberspace and Information Operations Division.

  • Searching for answers: Panel reviews Reserve suicides

    Sep 3, 2014

    In 2013, 57 Army Reserve Soldiers decided the only way out of their particular situation was to take their own life, and a recent study looked at each of the cases.

  • War of 1812 Chesapeake Campaign: large-scale British feint

    Sep 2, 2014

    The burning of federal buildings in the nation's capital 200 years ago this week was a psychological victory for the British, but little else, according to an Army historian.

  • Exercise in Korea strengthening Pacific partnerships

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Army is taking part in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, from Aug. 18 to Aug. 29, 2014, with South Korean forces, to strengthen partnerships, mutual defense, and security cooperation.

  • Army prepares for dangers lurking in 'deep future' megacities

    Aug 28, 2014

    Within about two decades, roughly 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, particularly megacities of more than 10 million, and this week's Exercise Unified Quest focused on a megacity with inhabitants bent on terror and destruction.

  • Soldiers to take Military Workplace Survey

    Aug 27, 2014

    Soldiers asked to participate in a workplace survey over the next couple of weeks should take a few minutes to complete it, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

    Aug 25, 2014

    Modifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo helps provide 1,400 Hondurans with medical care

    Aug 25, 2014

    Joint Task Force-Bravo helped provide medical care to more than 1,400 Hondurans, and performed 11 surgeries, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise and Mobile Surgical Team engagement, Aug. 11-15, 2014, in the Honduran towns of San Juan del Sitio, Correderos, and Santa Barbara.

  • Army warns: Soldiers beware of predatory lenders

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • Army highlights work of post banks, credit unions

    Aug 21, 2014

    Financial institutions on Army installations exist to serve Soldiers, families and civilians on post, explained the commander of the United States Army Financial Management Command.

  • Commentary: America losing touch with its Army; about-face needed

    Aug 21, 2014

    There's a growing disconnect between Americans and their Army. There are a number of steps that can be taken to at least reacquaint Americans with their Army.

  • Internships connecting Americans with their Army

    Aug 20, 2014

    A Pew Research Center report published in 2011, notes that a smaller share of Americans currently serve in the armed forces than at any time since the peacetime era between World Wars I and II. But internship programs within the Army are giving more Americans the opportunity to serve alongside Soldiers.

  • Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

    Aug 19, 2014

    By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army families.

  • Feedback welcome on new Performance Triad app

    Aug 18, 2014

    Important information and helpful links on sleep, activity and nutrition -- the three components of Performance Triad -- are now available as an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone.

  • MG Harold J. Greene laid to rest at Arlington

    Aug 15, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the senior-most U.S. military officer to have been killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Aug. 14, 2014.

  • Army memorial ceremony honors Maj. Gen. Greene

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Army paid tribute to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in a memorial ceremony Aug. 13, 2014, in the Pentagon auditorium.

  • Smarter ground robots partnering with Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2014

    Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Shyu, provided the keynote address at National Defense Industrial Association's Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition in Hyattsville, Md., Aug. 13, 2014, emphasized common architecture, open-source software and open standards for robotics development to further competition that will benefit the Army, taxpayers and industry.

  • Army focuses on good energy stewardship to protect mission

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Army is using renewable energy sources to promote mission security and mission effectiveness, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • Army taking steps to improve its CSM, SGM key-billet talent-management efforts

    Aug 13, 2014

    The Army has implemented changes to how it considers, selects and slates command sergeants major and sergeants major for the privilege of serving in Command Select List positions.

  • Army finance officer attains historic third star

    Aug 13, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Karen E. Dyson made Army history, Aug. 12, 2014, becoming the first female finance officer to achieve the three-star rank.

  • New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

    Aug 11, 2014

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

  • Vice chief: Never forget where we put our Soldiers

    Aug 11, 2014

    "We still have Soldiers and families we need to continue to care for," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell during his farewell ceremony Aug. 8, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Corps of Engineers assisting vets through archaeology work

    Aug 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Veterans Curation Program helps transitioning veterans with job skills, even as the vets assist the corps in its archaeology mission.

  • Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Special Forces legend dies at 70

    Aug 7, 2014

    Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam prisoner of war and Special Forces legend Jon R. Cavaiani lost his long battle with a bone marrow disorder July 29, 2014, passing away at 70 years old, in Stanford, California.

  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Army surpasses small business contracting goal

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Small Business Administration announced Aug. 1, 2014, that for the first time in eight years, the federal government met its 23 percent statutory goal for small business contracting in fiscal year 2013. The Army played a major role in this success, spending more dollars with small businesses than any other federal agency, according to Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs.

  • General killed in Afghanistan insider attack

    Aug 5, 2014

    An American general was killed Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan, when an individual believed to be a member of the Afghan security forces fired into a group of coalition troops, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.

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

    Aug 4, 2014

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

  • SMA: The Army Ethic 'doorway' to profession

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Ethic is the "doorway" into our profession, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, during an interview with senior Army leaders at the conclusion of the CSA Army Profession Symposium, held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., July 30-31, 2014.

  • JIEDDO director addresses explosives symposium

    Jul 31, 2014

    Lt. Gen. John. D. Johnson kicked off industry's second annual Explosives Ordnance Disposal, Improvised Explosive Device and Countermine Symposium July 22, focusing his discussion on the lessons learned standing up capabilities to counter IEDs while fighting an adaptive, asymmetric enemy.

  • Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

    Jul 31, 2014

    Sgt. Thomas Block was honored July 30, 2014, as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be.

  • Army signs 'Shifting Gears' training partnership with GM, Raytheon

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Army, General Motors and Raytheon signed a proclamation at the Pentagon, July 29, 2014, that puts new job opportunities on the table for Soldiers separating from military service.

  • CSA: Ethical dilemmas pose tough calls for Soldiers

    Jul 30, 2014

    One of the hardest things a Soldier will face in his or her career isn't necessarily the enemy. It might well be telling another Soldier that his or her behavior is ethically or morally wrong, said the Army chief of staff.

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

    Jul 28, 2014

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

  • Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

    Jul 28, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, current commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Industrial base essential to overcome future threats

    Jul 25, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, who serves as principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, discussed America's industrial base at the Association of the U.S. Army's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 24, 2014.

  • WWII veteran, 108, gets hero's welcome in DC

    Jul 25, 2014

    Women's Army Auxiliary Corps veteran Lucy Coffey arrived in Washington, D.C., to a hero's welcome that included a greeting from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, July 25, 2014.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts: Bonds will never be broken

    Jul 24, 2014

    "The value of serving in the unit and in combat resides in the relationships we have with people. It doesn't reside in the medals," said former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts.

  • Senior leaders explain Army's drawdown plan

    Jul 24, 2014

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

  • Shrinking Army looking to fill its Reserve Component

    Jul 23, 2014

    The chief of the Army Reserve said his component is having some problems recruiting and retaining Soldiers, and he's looking by name at captains being released early from active duty.

  • Increased SHARP training furthers efforts to combat sexual abuse

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Army is "breaking new ground" in efforts to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in the ranks, according to a top Army official.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Pitts: 'It is their names, not mine'

    Jul 21, 2014

    President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony July 21, 2014.

  • Distance learning needs re-tooling, captains tell chief

    Jul 18, 2014

    Captains across the Army are telling their chief of staff that distance learning can be a powerful tool, but its be-all-promise may be a stretch, and its method of delivery may need some re-tooling.

  • Soldier featured in OEF documentary 'The Hornet's Nest'

    Jul 17, 2014

    A documentary film containing 100-percent real and raw battlefield footage shot in what's considered the most violent part of Afghanistan, features a Soldier who was serving in 2010, as a squadron commander with the 3rd Brigade "Rakkasans" of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

  • Mission command challenging in peacetime, captains advise CSA

    Jul 15, 2014

    "War is Hell," Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, but during the inter-war periods, practicing mission command can be nearly as infernal, a group of captains told the Army chief of staff.

  • Army doctor, 75, looks back at half-century of service

    Jul 14, 2014

    "It's like yesterday," Col. Arthur Wittich said about his military career that began in 1956, as a Navy hospital corpsman. "I consider myself blessed. I've enjoyed my career."

  • Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA

    Jul 14, 2014

    Soldiers are over-reliant on technology and this results in disengagement at the human level, Capt. Heather Schmitt told Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno during Solarium 2014.

  • New Jersey Guard hosting unique OCS for Albanians

    Jul 14, 2014

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

  • CSA taps captains for talent-management ideas

    Jul 12, 2014

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

  • Toner takes over restructuring Warrior Transition Command

    Jul 11, 2014

    Col. Chris Toner is taking the helm of a Warrior Transition Command that is reorganizing to better serve a somewhat smaller population of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

  • Surgeon General hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Jul 10, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the first Army Medicine Virtual Town Hall on Facebook, July 9, 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers explores public-private partnerships

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the possibility of partnering with the private sector for projects in America's waterways and ports.

  • Interservice Rifle Championship brings out marksmen

    Jul 9, 2014

    Marksmen throughout the Department of Defense are competing this week in the 53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

  • Cape Ray teams begin neutralizing Syrian chemicals

    Jul 8, 2014

    Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • Army moving education content to cloud for better access

    Jul 3, 2014

    Eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command began migrating education content to the dotcom cloud, a commercially-operated bank of servers.

  • Soldiers urged to stay safe over Independence Day weekend

    Jul 3, 2014

    Army leadership urges all Soldiers, family members and Army civilians to incorporate safety into their 4th of July celebrations in order to minimize any unwanted incidents during America's birthday celebration.

  • Army publishes SHARP campaign plan

    Jul 3, 2014

    The Army must take conscious steps to identify and reduce the environmental risks, predatory behaviors, and personal vulnerabilities associated with sexual assault and harassment, said the Army's G-1.

  • Installations to open SHARP Resource Centers

    Jul 2, 2014

    The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program aims to synchronize and professionalize victim advocacy services by establishing SHARP Resource Centers on military installations across the globe.

  • Under Secretary Carson poses 10 questions to Army

    Jul 1, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson posed 10 questions to members of the Association of the U.S. Army at their monthly breakfast, June 26, 2014, dealing with the size and composition of the Army, modernization and readiness.

  • 94th Infantry Division vets reunite to remember World War II

    Jul 1, 2014

    Some 20 World War II veterans of the 94th Infantry Division gathered in Arlington, Virginia, June 28, 2014, for their 65th annual reunion.

  • Future vertical lift capability focuses on tech demo

    Jul 1, 2014

    The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the service's aging helicopter fleet, and the aircraft of other services, at some point in the future.

  • Army watercraft, divers, sustainment troops to participate in RIMPAC 2014

    Jun 30, 2014

    Hawaii-based Army watercraft assets, divers and sustainment troops are set to play major roles in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, June 26 through Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Chief of Engineers urges U.S. infrastructure improvement

    Jun 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces aging technology, shortage of funding and a lack of citizen awareness, said its commander.

  • Vice chief nominated as new ISAF commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

  • SMA honors NCOs, 'backbone of Army,' at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 26, 2014

    Non-commissioned officers are the "glue for our Army and are the key to our success," Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said, as he honored NCOs at a Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, Wednesday.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI Bill 70th Anniversary

    Jun 24, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill, originally the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2014.

  • Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat actions in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The White House announced today that former Staff. Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his combat actions during an enemy engagement in Wanat, in the Waygal Valley of northeastern Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at Pentagon during Army birthday celebration

    Jun 23, 2014

    On June 19, 2014, the two brothers, along with 11 other Soldiers, re-enlisted during a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard. The event coincided with celebrations in honor of the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Army celebrates 239 years of history at 2014 Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 22, 2014

    More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members attended the 2014 Army Birthday Ball, June 21, 2014, at National Harbor, Maryland, as the capstone event on a week of celebration coinciding with the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14.

  • Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

    Jun 20, 2014

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

  • One of America's most decorated Soldiers honored graveside on his birthday

    Jun 20, 2014

    Soldiers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 20, 2014, to pay tribute to one of the Army's most decorated Soldiers, Audie Murphy, on the day of his birth.

  • Washington Nationals recognize, honor Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team played a part in the 239th United States Army Birthday week by honoring Soldiers at their game against the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • CSA: 'Once a Soldier, always a Soldier'

    Jun 18, 2014

    "I'm incredibly proud to represent the men and women of the United States Army," Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno told legislators at the 239th Army birthday ceremony and cake cutting at the Capitol, June 18, 2014.

  • Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army recognized Silver Star Medal recipient, Patrick A. Tiessonniere on behalf of Vietnam War veterans at a Twilight Tattoo event, June 11 at Fort Myer, Virginia.

  • Vice chief: Americans can gain much from Army history

    Jun 17, 2014

    "We have to get the word out to the American public what our Army has done for them," over the last 239 years, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell. "I don't think most Americans understand that impact."

  • Cadets dive into Leader's Training Course

    Jun 17, 2014

    Leader's Training Course cadets tackled the Combat Water Survival Training section of their training June 11, 2014, at Gammon Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • Arlington National Cemetery caps 150th year at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Jun 16, 2014

    A little more than one month ago, on May 13, 2014, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., began to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its establishment with a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Pvt. William H. Christman, a Union Soldier who was the first to be interred on the 624-acre grounds.

  • Army aware, wary of IT challenges

    Jun 16, 2014

    The Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare hosted a forum June 12, 2014, titled "The Future of Cyber in Support of Strategic Landpower." Throughout panel discussions at the event, experts emphasized the current vulnerability to cyber-attacks.

  • Army secretary honors fallen at Arlington commemoration

    Jun 16, 2014

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh praised the fallen from the nation's wars June 15, 2014, during a commemoration of Arlington National Cemetery's 150th anniversary in the cemetery's amphitheater, in Arlington, Va.

  • AER awards $8.8 million in scholarships to Army families

    Jun 13, 2014

    This year, Army Emergency Relief awarded 2,744 scholarships to children of active duty and retired Soldiers, and 895 scholarships to spouses.

  • Bergdahl begins next phase of recovery in San Antonio

    Jun 13, 2014

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American Soldier freed in Afghanistan after nearly five years of captivity last month, has entered the next phase of his recovery in stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where he arrived early this morning on a military flight from Germany.

  • Program offers partially paid break from Army

    Jun 11, 2014

    The Career Intermission Pilot Program will provide some Soldiers an opportunity to take a sabbatical-type break from the Army to pursue other interests.

  • Paratrooper memorial unveiled in Normandy

    Jun 11, 2014

    Officials of the Normandy town of Sainte-Mère-Église, France, added a new monument to their town center June 8, 2014, memorializing the paratroopers who lost their lives in the fight for their freedom.

  • 93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

    Jun 9, 2014

    In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky, June 5, 2014, over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield, seven decades after his historic D-Day landing.

  • D-Day heroes inducted into French Legion of Honor

    Jun 9, 2014

    Three surviving D-Day veterans of the 101st Airborne Division were recognized June 6, 2014, for their bravery with one of France's highest decorations, the Legion of Honor medal.

  • Kushnick, Macy, Hoge awards reward innovation, experimentation needed to keep Army relevant

    Jun 9, 2014

    "The world is rapidly changing, and we must change with it to remain relevant," said Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson at the annual William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy Jr. and Nick Hoge awards ceremony, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with former Waffen-SS soldier

    Jun 9, 2014

    Meeting at the notorious "bloody" Omaha Beach along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.