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  • CECOM Software Engineering Center opens newly renovated facility

    Jun 7, 2010

    The Army's U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center senior leadership and personnel celebrated the opening of a $14 million newly-renovated and equipped facilty during a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • National Guard from neighboring states aid Louisiana

    Jun 7, 2010

    National Guardsmen from Louisiana's neighboring states and beyond have joined with the bayou state's National Guard to help protect its shores from the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

  • 1ID troops remember D-Day

    Jun 7, 2010

    With temperatures soaring over a hundred degrees, Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade took a break June 6 from their daily duties at Camp Taji, Iraq, to celebrate the division's birthday and the 66th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Missouri Guard unit earns four national engineer awards

    Jun 4, 2010

    Two small-town community parks projects helped propel the Missouri National Guard's Festus-based 220th Engineer Company to four national engineering awards which included the prestigious 2009 Itschner Award from the Army Engineer Association.

  • Chaplain remembers Tiananmen Square on anniversary

    Jun 4, 2010

    It was 21 years ago, June 4, 1989, that Americans watched footage on television of a line of tanks in China's Tiananmen Square stop just short of running over a student protester who was bold enough to stand in their path.

  • Army building, buying, going 'green'

    Jun 4, 2010

    Saving the environment and saving money at the same time are not incompatible goals, as highlighted in the Army Sustainability Report published last month.

  • Army seeks balance with rapid acquisition

    Jun 4, 2010

    The difference between rapid acquisition and traditional acquisition can be as much as six years.

  • Army fighting vehicle tests compatibility

    Jun 3, 2010

    Test officials on White Sands Missile Range have completed a series of tests on systems that could see use on an Army fighting vehicle.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 3, 2010

    Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command during a ceremony on on Fort McPherson, Ga., June 3. Thurman succeeded Gen. Charles C. Campbell, who retired after 40 years of service.

  • U.S., Iraqi Army train in air-to-ground integration

    Jun 3, 2010

    Iraqi Army Soldiers recently got a lesson from their American counterparts on how to coordinate and control aerial firepower.

  • Two Army Guard units named top environmental stewards

    Jun 3, 2010

    Two Army National Guard installations were recognized for their environmental work in natural resources conservation and cultural resources management during a ceremony at the Pentagon Wednesday.

  • Paratroopers teach Iraqis to call fire from sky

    Jun 3, 2010

    American paratroopers taught Iraqi soldiers how to call in fire from armed helicopters to neutralize targets in a live-fire exercise here, May 21.

  • Tee times near for Military Long Drive Championship preliminaries

    Jun 3, 2010

    It's time for military golf's big hitters to head to the driving range and prepare for local qualifiers in the 2010 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP.

  • National Guard Soldiers continue humanitarian help in Haiti

    Jun 3, 2010

    While U.S. Southern Command's earthquake disaster response in Haiti officially ended Tuesday, humanitarian and construction work augmented by about 500 National Guard Soldiers continue there.

  • West Point explores science of camouflage

    Jun 3, 2010

    Over the years, West Point has served as a sort of proving ground for improved camouflage. In the Engineering Psychology program within the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, faculty and cadets have done their part to advance the science of how not to be seen.

  • Army secretary observes training, expansion at Fort Benning

    Jun 2, 2010

    The Army's top civilian leader praised the "huge muscle movement" taking place to produce the Maneuver Center of Excellence while making his first official visit June 2 to Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army testing rugged, autonomous robot vehicle

    Jun 2, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Autonomous Platform Demonstrator, is a 9.6 ton, six-wheeled, hybrid-electric robotic vehicle currently undergoing developmental and mobility testing at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.

  • Four Soldiers selected for World Military Women's Soccer Championship

    Jun 2, 2010

    Four Soldiers were selected for the United States' All-Armed Forces team that will vie for the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 6th World Military Women's Soccer Championship, slated for June 9-20 in Cherbourg, France.

  • Army testing green laser kits in Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2010

    The Army's Program Executive Office Soldier is fielding several Green Laser Escalation of Force kits to units in Afghanistan for operational assessment.

  • MWR Academy pays tribute to family man, Soldier

    Jun 2, 2010

    With family, friends and Army leaders gathered near a plaque bearing his likeness, the MWR Academy which was established in 1987 was officially named the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Family and MWR Academy on May 27.

  • Cyber command to unite network defense efforts

    Jun 2, 2010

    A new Army command will soon be responsible for defending Army information networks from threats around the globe.

  • JLTV prototypes on display at pentagon

    Jun 1, 2010

    The Army and Marine Corps displayed three newly built government prototypes of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) in the Pentagon courtyard May 27 as part of an effort to demonstrate progress thus far and pave the way toward additional testing of the vehicles, service officials said.

  • Guard officers run 550 miles for resiliency

    Jun 1, 2010

    After running along 550 miles of roads, bike paths and rail trails from Maine to the nation's capital, two Army National Guard officers took their final steps of a 21-day journey at Arlington National Cemetery, May 28, to promote resiliency.

  • TF Marne pays tribute to fallen warriors

    Jun 1, 2010

    Task Force Marne Soldiers and civiliansobserved Memorial Day with a wreath-laying and 21-gun salute for 18 fallen TF Marne warriors who died in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Gold Star Wives celebrate 65 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    Back during World War II, a small group of women met in a living room to lend support to those whose husbands were killed in the line of duty. Now 65 years later, that small group has become the Gold Star Wives of America, standing 10,000-strong with 60 chapters across America.

  • National Guard engineers work to protect Louisiana coastline

    Jun 1, 2010

    The Guard's 225th Engineer Brigade is continuing to construct a sand-filled basket barrier on the beach in Port Fourchon, La. To date, the engineers have built about 2.5 miles of the Hesco basket barrier wall.

  • Vice president lays wreath for Memorial Day

    Jun 1, 2010

    Saying servicemembers are the "heart, soul and spine" of the nation, Vice President Joe Biden Jr. honored America's fallen military at the National Memorial Day observance in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army implements strategic plan to improve safety

    May 28, 2010

    The "101 Critical Days of Summer" campaign, which began on Memorial Day, and the larger National Safety Month observation during June, provide opportunity to focus on the goals outlined in the latest version of the Army Safety and Occupational Health Strategic Plan that was released in February.

  • Accessions takes helm from Armor at Knox

    May 28, 2010

    Fort Knox witnessed the last chapter of the Armor Center during a transfer of authority ceremony May 27. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. James Milano, the Fort Knox commander and 44th Chief of Armor, relinquished command of the installation to Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commander, U.S. Army Accessions Command.

  • Old Guard Soldiers perform 'Flags In' at ANC

    May 28, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) were joined by ceremonial units from around the military May 27 to perform "Flags In," their annual Memorial Day tradition at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • First permanent WTB complex opens at Fort Riley

    May 27, 2010

    The first permanent Warrior Transition Battalion complex, a $54-million project consisting of barracks for 156 Soldiers, officially opened its doors here today.

  • Army to test smartphones for offices, battlefields

    May 27, 2010

    The Army is considering the use of smartphones in an effort to increase effectiveness and efficiency in both the administrative and operational environments.

  • Beginning of end: Joint security stations change hands in Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    Joint Security Stations Ashura and Tal Abtha, located in northern Iraq, were signed over to the Iraqi military and local government May 15. Within an hour of the short handover ceremony, U.S. forces had successfully withdrawn from the bases.

  • Postage stamp immortalizes 'God Bless America' singer

    May 27, 2010

    With help from the Army, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled its newest 44-cent stamp May 27, honoring the late singer Kate Smith, who was popular during World War II.

  • Louisiana aviators battle with oil spill

    May 27, 2010

    "Launch, recover, launch" best describes the operations tempo of the helicopter missions being performed by the Louisiana Army National Guard's State Aviation Command in their ongoing response to the threat of oil spillage along Louisiana's gulf coast caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil well April 20.

  • Army teens take challenges, benefits of Army life to Congress

    May 27, 2010

    The Army's Child, Youth and School Services program, which heads the Army Teen Panel, recently honored the sacrifices of Army children, while also educating members of Congress about the benefits, experiences and challenges of being a military teen.

  • Army hits 1 million flight hours with unmanned aircraft

    May 27, 2010

    The Army recognized a milestone of 1 million hours of flight for unmanned aerial systems, May 25 at the Pentagon.

  • Fort Monroe handoff to preserve history, military housing

    May 27, 2010

    When the Army vacates historic Fort Monroe next year, the plan is to convert it to a National Park, yet lease an office complex inside and continue to house military families there.

  • Refining Iraq's green thumb: Ninewa province gets agricultural overhaul

    May 26, 2010

    Iraq currently imports 72 percent of its agricultural goods from foreign nations, including Syria and Iran, driving market prices ever higher in a fledgling economy.

  • Commentary: Muslim major reflects on Memorial Day

    May 26, 2010

    As Memorial Day approaches, I take pause to reflect on the sacrifices of the loyal servicemembers who have given their life for a higher cause.

  • Guard, Israeli Home Front Command trade experiences

    May 26, 2010

    A four-year relationship between the National Guard and the Israeli Defense Force's Home Front Command is yielding valuable lessons for both sides.

  • States prepare to assist Louisiana in oil spill response

    May 26, 2010

    National Guard leadership in several states are closely watching Louisiana this week and are prepared to assist in its oil spill operations if needed, a senior Guard leader said today.

  • Pace award honors standouts at Army headquarters

    May 26, 2010

    Two Department of the Army headquarters innovators were honored for their contribution and service during 2009 at the Pentagon Tuesday.

  • Three-time Army chess champ wins after running Iraq tourneys

    May 25, 2010

    Capt. Arthur Macaspac needed a little help from a few new friends to win his third crown at the 2010 All-Army Chess Championships.

  • Chiarelli: Armor School moving home to Benning

    May 25, 2010

    "The Armor Center will cease to exist in one week," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli in his opening remarks to the audience gathered at Waybur Theater for the Armor Warfighting Conference last week.

  • 'Army Strong' blog opens to world

    May 25, 2010

    Armystrongstories.com, an Army blog previously limited to Soldiers and civilian employees, is now open to anyone who wants to tell an Army story.

  • First Army move on track

    May 24, 2010

    First U.S. Army's planned move to Rock Island Arsenal next year is on track, officials said as they laid stones in front of the renovation site for their new headquarters.

  • NCO recognized for efforts to stop sexual assault in Iraq

    May 24, 2010

    "Sexual assault devastates the mission," said the NCO who set up the "I. A.M. Strong" campaign at Joint Base Balad in Iraq, and received the Federal Service Award last month for efforts aimed toward stopping the crime.

  • Fort Lee receives first M1 Abrams tank

    May 24, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 20) -- An Abrams tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle are the latest additions to the Ordnance School's combat vehicle inventory.

  • West Point Class of 2010 celebrates landmark accomplishments

    May 22, 2010

    Just over a thousand hats took flight May 22 marking the graduation of the West Point Class of 2010 and the transformation of cadets into commissioned second lieutenants. After the hats were tossed and with diplomas in hand, the officers exchanged hugs, handshakes and back slaps among colleagues, Family and friends at Michie Stadium.

  • Chief of staff swears in new officers

    May 21, 2010

    The Army's chief of staff swore in 23 new officers Friday from Georgetown University's "Hoya Battalion" of the Reserve Officer Training Corps on the 40-year anniversary of his commissioning in 1970.

  • Expo offers glimpse of future gear

    May 21, 2010

    One part "Star Wars" and one part "Call of Duty," tables and booths were filled with top-of-the-line tactical gear such as socks and gloves that remain dry even when immersed in water, a robot helicopter capable of using ground-penetrating radar, and a chemical test that can tell if a captured enemy carried a specific weapon and how long ago it was fired.

  • West Point marks 30 years of coed graduates

    May 20, 2010

    Saturday's graduation at the U.S. Military Academy will mark 30 years since the first women joined "the long gray line" of West Point graduates.

  • HRC move impacts Army board dates

    May 20, 2010

    Some promotion boards, along with command and school selection boards, are convening earlier or later than usual this year, due to the Human Resources Command relocating to Fort Knox, Ky.

  • MPs train Iraqi police to save lives

    May 20, 2010

    Ohio-based military police are training Iraqi policemen here how to save the lives of their peers in medical emergencies.

  • Wounded warriors spur recovery with Iraq visit

    May 20, 2010

    Mothers or any family member or friend can play a pivotal role in the recovery of servicemembers severely wounded in combat, according to wounded veterans visiting the day after Mother's Day.

  • Portal to standardize Army branding

    May 20, 2010

    The Army is making its branding tools available through a new portal, scheduled to go live June 7. The U.S. Army Brand Portal will provide in one place Army brand elements such as Army logos, camouflage backgrounds, color palettes, typography, and released Army photography. The site will also provide guidelines on how to use those elements together to ensure consistent Army branding.

  • New West Point superintendent nominated

    May 20, 2010

    Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr. was nominated May 18 to be the 58th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Huntoon is a 1973 West Point graduate and was commissioned into the infantry.

  • Army medics assess needs of Anbar community

    May 20, 2010

    A team of Army medical personnel set up a temporary clinic with a local Iraqi doctor to assess the healthcare needs of a poor farming community along the Euphrates River.

  • Iraqis lead western Anbar security conference

    May 20, 2010

    Once equal partners with Iraqi Security Forces in western Al Anbar province, U.S. military leaders played only an advisory role in a regional security conference here May 11.

  • Iraqi army and Peshmerga work together to quell insurgency in Diyala province

    May 20, 2010

    The traditionally strained relationship between Arab and Kurdish Iraqis may have made some leeway in April when troops from both groups worked alongside U.S. Soldiers in a operation to help eradicate al-Qaeda extremists from the Diyala province.

  • Mayor invites U.S. forces to tour model town

    May 19, 2010

    The mayor of an Iraqi town once completely controlled by the insurgency invited a platoon of paratroopers to tour his peaceful city with him May 13.

  • National Guard training for hurricane season

    May 19, 2010

    While hurricane season runs from June until late November, the Army National Guard routinely practices its emergency response procedures on a nearly year-round basis.

  • Task force aims to 'broaden' officers, manage talents

    May 19, 2010

    Nine years of war have made it difficult for officers to gain the broad level of experience needed to run the Army, according to Col. Chris Robertson and his task force.

  • Army issues instructions for painting M16s, M4s

    May 19, 2010

    Soldiers already have uniforms that blend them into their surroundings. Now there's instructions on how to have a weapon that blends in too.

  • Soldiers bring cheer to sick children

    May 19, 2010

    Soldiers from 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and the 591st Military Police Company on Fort Bliss gave children at the Sierra Providence Health Network Children's Hospital in El Paso, Texas, a taste of Army life May 1.

  • Six wounded warriors get master's through partnership program

    May 18, 2010

    Six wounded warriors graduated May 16 with master's degrees as part of a new partnership between the Army and University of Kansas.

  • Chicago school leaders learn lessons from Army

    May 18, 2010

    In a virtual Afghan village, the American Soldier approaches the local leader aggressively, gripping his weapon diagonally in front of him. The leader turns his head sharply to the side, pushing his hand forward to signal for the Soldier to stop.

  • Iraq vet hiking across nation to raise $5 million

    May 18, 2010

    Iraq combat veteran Troy Yocum is walking 7,000 miles across the nation, banging his drum, gathering followers and trying to meet his goal of raising $5 million for U.S. veterans and their families in need.

  • Third Army delivers aid to flood-stricken Tajikistan

    May 18, 2010

    Third Army Soldiers responded over the weekend to a request for assistance from the government of Tajikistan, due to flooding there which has killed at least 22 people, left 50 missing, injured 200 and displaced more than 2,000 from their homes.

  • Medic earns nation's 2nd-highest honor for heroism

    May 17, 2010

    An Army medic's heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan led to his recognition with the U.S. military's second highest decoration for valor.

  • Afghan president touts improvements, thanks Soldiers at Fort Campbell

    May 17, 2010

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai brought a message of thanks to Soldiers and their families at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 14, as the 101st Airborne Division continues to deploy to his country.

  • Joint Task Force Haiti Prepares for New Horizon

    May 17, 2010

    Joint Task Force-Haiti is preparing to stand down their disaster relief mission in Haiti at the beginning of June, close to six months after an earthquake devastated the country.

  • Diet: major piece of Soldier's health, fitness puzzle

    May 17, 2010

    As Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. stresses the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy finds itself at the tip of the spear in offering health and fitness insight to its enlisted members.

  • National Guard links up with multinationals

    May 17, 2010

    In preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan with Hungarian Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Timothy Harmon has given himself a crash course in the language.

  • Recalled helmets 'no direct risk' to Soldiers

    May 17, 2010

    The Army recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets that were issued to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of a Department of Justice investigation as well as independent tests that show the helmets do not meet Army standards.

  • Army finishes Warrior Games strong

    May 17, 2010

    Army wounded warriors took home 11 gold medals in swimming and another seven in track and field May 14, finishing second overall behind the Marine Corps at the inaugural Warrior Games.

  • PTSD Soldier takes bronze, silver at Warrior Games

    May 17, 2010

    Spc. Filipe Hill may have taken the section in the Soldier's Creed -- the part about being physically tough -- just a little too far.

  • Virtual Army Experience lets civilians experience combat

    May 17, 2010

    The "Virtual Army Experience" offered Armed Forces Day visitors the chance to experience a few minutes of combat at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center

    May 17, 2010

    Tucked away at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small Brevard community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation's second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15.

  • Joint service open house visitors get up-close with Army

    May 14, 2010

    At the far end of the busy flight line: the sci-fi looking hanger where Air Force One is housed. At the other end, thousands of military family members and school groups were entertained during an exclusive preview of the 2010 Joint Service Open House.

  • Soldiers roll away with silver in wheelchair basketball

    May 14, 2010

    The Marine Corps used teamwork and skill to win gold in the inaugural Warrior Games wheelchair basketball tourney Thursday, beating Army 44-15.

  • Cyclists refuse to leave teammate behind

    May 14, 2010

    The Warrior Games' cycling competition, held at the U.S. Air Force Academy Thursday in a May snow shower, would have daunted the toughest of professional cyclists, but not wounded, ill and injured servicemembers.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier's crosshairs set on Warrior Games

    May 14, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Dean Isaacs didn't let his back pain keep him from competing in the inaugural Warrior Games this week in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Soldiers earn silver in volleyball, cycling, basketball; 4 golds in shooting

    May 14, 2010

    The excitement was dizzying, the noise deafening and in the end Army's sitting volleyball team was literally left sitting at half court wondering how they let the gold medal get away.

  • Defense secretary visits Leavenworth, speaks at CGSC

    May 14, 2010

    Intermediate level military officers who have combat experience must use their experience to influence their branches as they enter leadership positions, the secretary of Defense told Command and General Staff College students May 7. Robert Gates visited Kansas this month to talk with Intermediate Level Education students at CGSC, commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, and meet with military spouses at Fort Riley.

  • West Point cadets invent Statue of Liberty evacuation device

    May 14, 2010

    On May 5, a team of civil and mechanical engineering majors visited the Statue of Liberty for a live demonstration of their capstone project, a device which makes evacuating casualties inside the national monument safer and faster.

  • Care at Warrior Transition Units: work in progress

    May 13, 2010

    Top Army leaders say finding the correct equation to caring for wounded Soldiers is an evolving concept -- one that will continue to change as treatment methods are examined.

  • Soldiers invited to tell their unvarnished stories

    May 13, 2010

    The Army accession command is releasing this week "version 3" of their blog, "Army Strong Stories." What they need now are more Soldiers to sign up to populate the site with real-world insight and perspective about the Army.

  • Military children honored for artwork

    May 13, 2010

    Members and Supporters of the Armed Services YMCA, and service members gathered Thursday to honor winners of their annual Art and Essay contest on Capitol Hill. The contest was open to military children from kindergarten to 12th grade with winners from different age groups and each of the services receiving a savings bond and having their work displayed in the Russell House Office Building and in Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport.

  • Army warriors earn medals in archery; qualify best times in swimming

    May 13, 2010

    What a difference a day makes. After Tuesday's dismal start during opening competition at the inaugural Warrior Games, Army teams now have something to cheer about after taking home four medals in archery, and qualifying with the best time in 12 of 24 preliminary swim categories.

  • Games give injured Soldier something to focus on

    May 13, 2010

    It was just an average day of work for Staff Sgt. Eugene Ethengain IV, whose job in logistics meant he worked with the Air Force to unload planes coming from theater into McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. Average, that is, until he was pulled out of the aircraft and onto the conveyor belt and then the ground.

  • Soldiers say extreme sports best way to beat post-deployment blues

    May 12, 2010

    When Soldiers return from a battle zone, they can have trouble adjusting from the fast-paced, combat environment to the caterpillar-crawl of their everyday lives.

  • First lady announces presidential directive on military families

    May 12, 2010

    First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a new 90-day review to develop a coordinated Federal government-wide approach to supporting and engaging military families.

  • Army looks to regroup after first day of Warrior Games competition

    May 12, 2010

    You win some, you lose some. That statement sums up the Army's scorecard after the first day of competition at the inaugural Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center.

  • WTC commander envisions future of Warrior Games

    May 12, 2010

    It's been only one day since the start of the inaugural Warrior Games for wounded, ill and injured servicemembers at the Olympic Training Center, and the commander of the Warrior Transition Command is already dreaming about future competitions.

  • Operation Rising Star winner's song catching on with military crowd

    May 11, 2010

    "Trust Your Hopes Not Your Fears" is a song that embodies the strength and positive outlook Army spouses need to support their Soldiers.

  • Speaker of House visits wounded warriors at Landstuhl

    May 11, 2010

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and fellow members of congress visited patients and staff May 10 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. During her bedside visits with injured servicemembers from Iraq and Afghanistan in the Intensive Care Unit and Medical-Surgical Wards, Pelosi thanked Wounded Warriors for their service and commitment to our country.

  • Amputee on active duty carries torch to Warrior Games

    May 11, 2010

    The first formal sporting games for wounded, injured and ill servicemembers kicked off Monday with dozens of Soldiers on hand to participate in events like archery, track and field and wheelchair basketball.

  • Bucca water treatment project starts flowing

    May 10, 2010

    A network of pipe linking the water and wastewater treatment facilities on Camp Bucca, Iraq, provide the groundwork for operation of a new multimillion-dollar water treatment plant that will increase or introduce water to several nearby municipalities.

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