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  • 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.

  • Army pit crew receives 'Army Strong' lessons at Fort Benning

    May 10, 2010

    Ryan Newman and crew members from the No. 39 U.S. Army NASCAR team paid a visit May 5 to Fort Benning.

  • Gold Star wife named Army Spouse of Year

    May 10, 2010

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  • First days of 'Best Ranger' take toll

    May 8, 2010

    Twenty-six teams out of the 40 that started the 27th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition were still in the quest for the title of best ranger at the end of day two's Day Stakes. Although the points weren't posted, Master Sgts. Eric Turk and Eric Ross, Team 6, with the U.S. Special Operations Command had the lead.

  • Army's top junior officers recognized with MacArthur award

    May 7, 2010

    Twenty-eight of the Army's most promising captains and warrant officers were lauded at the 23rd Annual General Douglas MacArthur Leadership awards ceremony at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • XM25 lets Soldiers eliminate targets they can't see

    May 7, 2010

    The Army's Program Executive Office Soldier showcased some of its products May 5 at the Aberdeen Test Center.

  • Louisiana National Guard Soldiers critical to block oil slick

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers of the Multi-Role Bridge Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, launched bridge erection boats and float ribbon bridge sets Thursday at Campo's Marina in St. Bernard, La., so commercial vessel can quickly load protective booms to place along the coastline.

  • Wounded warrior on quest for gold

    May 7, 2010

    Sgt. Juan Alcivar will be competing for gold in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Rolling Thunder stops at Pentagon en route to Warrior Games

    May 6, 2010

    Motorcycle-riding members of the national organization Rolling Thunder stop at the Pentagon Wednesday and meet with two wounded Sailors and a Soldier who will be participating in the first ever Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs May 10-14.

  • Logisticians face challenges in Afghanistan surge

    May 6, 2010

    The top Army logistician discussed leading concerns with Soldiers and Army civilians at the Pentagon Tuesday as part of the Army Senior Leaders Forum.

  • Fort Bragg takes gold at Army Communities of Excellence Awards

    May 6, 2010

    Army leadership recognized U.S. Army Garrison Fort Bragg, N.C., with golden status during the 2010 Chief of Staff of the Army Communities of Excellence Awards ceremony Tuesday at the Pentagon.

  • Bonuses, incentives offered for under-manned Army jobs

    May 6, 2010

    New Army recruits with skills critical to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for bonuses, educational help and other incentives if they enlist to serve in the Army's most under-manned jobs.

  • Vice chief of staff visits Fort Carson Warrior Transition Unit

    May 5, 2010

    The Army's vice chief of staff, the commander of the Warrior Transition Command and three congressmen visited Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Unit, May 3.

  • Duckworth: Asians, Pacific-islanders help keep Army strong

    May 5, 2010

    The Army is celebrating strength through diversity with Asian Pacific American Heritage throughout the month of May.

  • All-Army team wins Armed Forces Boxing Championship

    May 5, 2010

    Seven Soldiers won their weight classes to lead the All-Army team to victory in the 2010 Armed Forces Boxing Championships April 20-23 at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, Calif.

  • FORSCOM launches Web-based tool to support Army Force Generation

    May 5, 2010

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, along with numerous requirements worldwide, the Army's largest command recently launched a Web-based tool to enhance the synchronization of Soldiers, equipment and resources with the requirements of combatant commanders.

  • Lakota copters make debut in Europe

    May 4, 2010

    After a long wait, five new UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters have arrived at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Army's crew captures Tissot Pit Road Award in Richmond

    May 4, 2010

    Although Ryan Newman was disappointed with his eighth-place finish Saturday at Richmond International Raceway, his U.S. Army crew claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award.

  • National Guard supports oil spill response

    May 4, 2010

    National Guard Soldiers and airmen are on the ground in Louisiana, Alabama and Florida supporting civilian authorities tackling the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response.

  • DOD using virtual reality for PTSD treatment

    May 3, 2010

    A humvee slowly drives down a dusty road in Afghanistan and seconds later, an IED explodes off to the right, causing the windshield to crack and the driver to swerve.

  • Soldier aiming for gold at Warrior Games

    May 3, 2010

    He'll have a tough time swimming -- and shooting -- and he's got stiff competition from his training buddy. But Sgt. Robert W. Laux wants to take home a medal and some recognition from the Warrior Games in Colorado.

  • Belvoir breaks ground on new child development center

    May 3, 2010

    Dirt flew and children's laughter rang out Friday as Fort Belvoir broke ground on its new Child Development Center.

  • President Obama commissions cadets at University of Michigan

    May 3, 2010

    Thousands rose to their feet Saturday at the University of Michigan when the nation's commander-in-chief stepped to the podium to administer the oath of office to his newest military officers.

  • Under Secretary of Army visits Picatinny

    May 3, 2010

    The Army's second-highest civilian visited Picatinny April 29 for the first time since he was sworn in as the 30th Under Secretary of the Army in September 2009.

  • G-8 outlines 2010 Army Modernization Strategy

    Apr 30, 2010

    The G-8 announced yesterday the release of the 2010 Army Modernization Strategy which sets forth how the service intends to move back into balance through cost-effective development and rapid equipment fielding.

  • Guard readies as Gulf Coast braces for oil spill

    Apr 30, 2010

    At least three states along the Gulf of Mexico are preparing for a potential call for thousands of National Guard members as the nation ramps up its response to the ongoing oil spill.

  • 'Hodge Hall' closes its doors

    Apr 30, 2010

    For several years, Soldiers at Camp Liberty have been learning how to respond to IEDs at "Hodge Hall," named in honor of a sergeant killed on a route-clearance mission.

  • Soldier Show opens to enthusiastic cheers from VIPs

    Apr 30, 2010

    This year's Soldier Show opened with a preview performance in the Washington, D.C., metro area April 24, with many attendees wearing their dress blues as they participated in this revue's 27-year traditional event.

  • 101st Soldier gets Silver Star for saving life in Afghanistan

    Apr 29, 2010

    A 101st Airborne Division Soldier received the Army's third-highest award for valor April 11 for running through enemy fire in Afghanistan, eliminating two anti-coalition militants, refusing treatment for his own wounds and saving the life of a teammate.

  • Military Child of Year learns life lessons from late father

    Apr 29, 2010

    Chosen out of about 700 children aged 8 to 18, 10-year-old Willie Banks III is Operation Homefront's 2010 Military Child of the Year. Part of his drive comes from his mother, a chief warrant officer in the Army. Also, he has specific life guidance left to him by his father, who died of colon cancer when Willie was only 4 years old.

  • Battling PTSD: Major shares his story

    Apr 29, 2010

    Ryan Kranc was traveling with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment near Ramadi, Iraq, on July 23, 2003, when his convoy was hit with an improvised explosive device. Kranc, now an Army major, survived. His commander, his friend, Capt. Josh T. Byers, did not.

  • CSA discusses progress, future of Iraq

    Apr 29, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, April 28, as part of a visit to Iraq to discuss the progress and future of the country with units key to its future in the upcoming months.

  • Army Secretary: Fort Leavenworth critical part of Army's arsenal

    Apr 29, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with Combined Arms Center leaders and students from the Command and General Staff College when he visited Fort Leavenworth, Kan., April 27.

  • Puerto Rico hosts first IRR muster outside CONUS

    Apr 28, 2010

    The muster for Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, was the first one to be held outside the continental United States.

  • Casey gets first-hand look at Iraq transition efforts

    Apr 28, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, met with leaders of United States Division-South April 28, to discuss operations within the division and the work being done as U.S. forces transition out of Iraq.

  • Entire 101st to deploy to Afghanistan within year

    Apr 28, 2010

    Throughout 2010 and 2011, more than 20,000 Soldiers from Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan, the first time an entire Army division has deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom within one year.

  • Top Army scientists gather at West Point

    Apr 28, 2010

    The Army's best and brightest senior scientists gathered for a science and technology conference April 27-29 at the U.S. Military Academy.

  • Captain repeats win in Best Sapper competition

    Apr 28, 2010

    The 2006 winner and another captain beat out 28 teams for the title of Best Sapper 2010 after more than 50 hours of almost non-stop physical and mental exertion in dozens of Soldier and engineer-specific skills challenges.

  • Medical exercises begin in Haiti

    Apr 28, 2010

    Lines of people seemed to come out of nowhere as hundreds of Haitians living in the Roche au Boteaux area lined the road, waiting for the opening ceremony of the Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, to be completed and the make shift medical clinic to officially open April 26.

  • Hoax phone calls no laughing matter to Vermont Guard

    Apr 27, 2010

    Families of Vermont National Guardsmen recently received calls about their loved ones, leaving them distraught and searching for answers. They later found out that these phone calls were nothing but a hoax. State and federal officials are now asking who would do something like this.

  • Surgeon general: Nothing to hide at WTUs

    Apr 27, 2010

    The Army surgeon general invited members of the press, politicians and especially parents and families of Soldiers now assigned to the Army's "Warrior Transition Units" to see for themselves what conditions exist there.

  • Boston Marathon comes to Iraq

    Apr 27, 2010

    Besting roughly 400 other civilian and military runners from all over Iraq, Sgt. Derek Miller won the sixth annual Boston Marathon at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, April 18.

  • Army Greco-Roman wrestlers dominate U.S. Open

    Apr 27, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Glenn Garrison and Spc. Nathan Piasecki led Army wrestlers to the Greco-Roman team title April 23-24 at the U.S. Open in Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center.

  • West Point Jazz Knights heat up D.C. during Jazz Appreciation Month

    Apr 27, 2010

    The West Point Jazz Knights put on a free public performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 26 in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The Knights, an active-duty band, don't tour often, but were invited to perform at various locations around D.C. Additional locations include the Sylvan Amphitheater on the National Mall, where they played Saturday and Blues Alley in Georgetown where a performance is scheduled Tuesday evening. The West Point Band is the U.S. Army's oldest active band and the oldest unit at the United States Military Academy.

  • IRR Musters critical to maintaining readiness

    Apr 26, 2010

    About 90 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers were called to duty to attend an IRR muster over the weekend as part of their service obligation to the Army.

  • Army marksmen take 3 golds in China

    Apr 26, 2010

    Wins all over the globe during the past two weeks for Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit included three gold medals and two bronze at the China World Cup Games.

  • Army Reserve celebrates 102nd anniversary with re-enlistment

    Apr 26, 2010

    Army Reserve Soldiers representing all 50 states and U.S. territories took the oath of re-enlistment Friday during the fifth annual National Capitol Re-enlistment Ceremony, in celebration of the Army Reserve's 102nd Anniversary.

  • Tobyhanna sharpens Talon armament

    Apr 26, 2010

    Tobyhanna is meeting a short suspense to provide an installation kit that offers armored protection for a mine-detecting robot.

  • Servicemembers become U.S. citizens at White House

    Apr 23, 2010

    Two dozen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines became citizens of the United States, April 23, during a naturalization ceremony at the White House.

  • Warrior transition unit commander speaks to healthcare professionals

    Apr 23, 2010

    A unit at Fort Benning, Ga., is using technology to develop an enhanced comprehensive transition plan for all wounded warriors.

  • Soldier wins 1st round of U.S. Open Wrestling

    Apr 23, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestler Spc. Timothy Taylor defeated Frank Workman, 5-0, 1-0, in the first round of Greco-Roman competition Friday at the 2010 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland.

  • Military improves do-it-yourself moves

    Apr 23, 2010

    After extensive testing and evaluation, the military has launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders.

  • Anbar Police stand up K-9 unit

    Apr 23, 2010

    One of Iraq's newest K-9 units stood up last month in Anbar with help from a U.S. Army Military Police K-9 outfit attached to 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Army working to stop all sexual assault

    Apr 23, 2010

    Every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. One in six women and one in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

  • Fuller tours expanding Stryker repair facility in Qatar

    Apr 22, 2010

    Col. Lawrence Fuller was in Qatar, April 14, touring the only Stryker battle damage repair facility in the Middle East. Fuller completed a two-day tour of Army Materiel Command warehouses at Camp As Sayliyah, a week ahead of taking command of 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Network kits, vehicles prepare for limited-user test

    Apr 22, 2010

    At Boeing labs in Huntington Beach, Calif., engineers are integrating the equipment and software that forms the backbone of the Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization effort: the network.

  • Guard helps with North Dakota storm cleanup

    Apr 22, 2010

    Twenty-eight Guard members are currently on state active duty to aid local power companies in the clean-up process after a late season snow and ice storm toppled about 12,000 power poles and left many areas in central North Dakota without power.

  • C-130 touches down at Fort Lee load training site

    Apr 22, 2010

    Fort Lee moved one step closer to its goal of creating a first-rate, 21st century training facility for transportation troops when an actual C-130E fuselage was placed at the Multi-Mode Load Training Site on the east side of post.

  • Army's Earth Day focus on 'green' stewardship

    Apr 22, 2010

    Many projects worldwide are helping the Army with this year's focus for Earth Day: environmental stewardship. Twenty-eight major Army installations have long-term sustainability plans, which include seeking alternative energy methods, ensuring safe disposal of radioactive waste and conservation.

  • AAFES puts 'green' exchanges in 'LEED'

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to be a good environmental steward and "green" leader in the Department of Defense as it takes steps in building and renovating exchanges worldwide to have a smaller impact on the environment.

  • Army chief of staff visits Fort Bragg

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Fort Bragg community played host to a special visitor Wednesday as Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. stopped by the post to visit with Soldiers, Family members and leaders from the XVIII Airborne Corps and U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

  • White House looking for Army's best drivers

    Apr 21, 2010

    Recruiters from the White House Transportation Agency went to Fort Hood, Texas, to find the Army's best drivers. The recruiters targeted specific transportation type units within III Corps such as the 4th Sustainment Brigade and 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)...

  • Stryker Brigade helps with footbridge for Iraqi children

    Apr 20, 2010

    In the neighborhood of Abu Ghraib in Baghdad, the journey to school for children means crossing a treacherous road, but the U.S. Army may help change that.

  • Trombitas takes command of JTF-Haiti

    Apr 20, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, commander of U.S. Army South, took over the reins of Joint Task Force-Haiti Sunday.

  • IRR Soldiers muster in Illinois

    Apr 20, 2010

    At least one of the 138 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers who received an unexpected invitation in the mail for an IRR Muster on April 10-11 thought "Holy Cow! I'm going to be deployed."

  • Army details environmental action plan

    Apr 20, 2010

    Army officials announced an action plan to support a Chesapeake Bay Strategy at a 2010 Earth and Arbor Day celebration that saw Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., earn several environmental awards.

  • Army G-4 unveils tribute to logisticians

    Apr 19, 2010

    The G-4 unveiled "Army Logistics Around the World" at the Pentagon April 16 to recognize the 300,000 logisticians who support more than 1.1 million Soldiers in 80 countries.

  • All-Army Boxing Team: fighting for Armed Forces gold

    Apr 19, 2010

    The All-Army Boxing Team can forget about the gold medals won at the Army boxing trials April 9. The only thing that matters now is how well they do at the next level -- the Armed Forces Boxing Championship this week at Naval Base Ventura, Calif.

  • Army sniper films spot for History channel based on 1,300 meter shot in Iraq

    Apr 19, 2010

    The early morning April sky dawned clear over Forward Operating Base Iskandaryia, Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire, a platoon sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, whose home base was Fort Richardson, Alaska, and his spotter settled in for their third day of looking for insurgents.

  • Officers have new deadline to claim joint-service experience

    Apr 19, 2010

    Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty officers wanting to get self-nominated credit for serving in a joint-service environment will need to do it quickly -- the Joint Qualification System is changing its requirements.

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