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  • eCYBERMISSION finalists tour APG

    Jun 22, 2010

    National finalists in the U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Education Event that promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for American youth, are touring installation facilities beginning a week that will culminate in the presentation of scholarships at an awards dinner Friday evening.

  • Guard approaches 100K grads from Youth ChalleNGe program

    Jun 21, 2010

    This month, more than 4,000 cadets, across 28 states, will graduate from the National Guard's Youth ChalleNGe program -- which, since 1993, has provided a means for "at risk" youth to earn their General Equivalency Degree, or high school diploma. By the end of the year, it's expected the program will graduate its 100,000th student.

  • Soldier named Greco-Roman Wrestler of Year

    Jun 21, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers has been selected as the 2009 Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year by USA Wrestling.

  • Corps of Engineers builds Afghanistan National Police Training Center

    Jun 21, 2010

    It's been a long time coming, but Afghanistan's National Police Training Center is progressing according to plan.

  • Army dominates 2010 Interservice Pistol Championship

    Jun 21, 2010

    The Army prevailed once again as Soldiers from U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit dominated the competition at the 51st Interservice Pistol Championship matches held here June 14-18.

  • Iraqi Army takes reins of Anbar medical engagement from advise, assist paratroopers

    Jun 18, 2010

    An Iraqi Army unit planned and hosted its first medical clinic for civilians with minimal aid from U.S. forces June 12-13 in a poor village in western Al Anbar province.

  • Mobile teams, new school help turn back PME backlog

    Jun 18, 2010

    A new academy and mobile training teams are two of the tools the Army is using now to successfully fight the backlog of Soldiers needing professional military education.

  • Iraqi troops train on M-16 rifle, continue transition from AK-47

    Jun 18, 2010

    Soldiers serving on Camp Taji, Iraq trained Iraqi troops on the fundamentals of marksmanship with the M16 rifle, June 15. The training was part of a continued effort by the U.S. to phase out the Iraqi Army's use of the Soviet-era AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle.

  • Secretary reads, celebrates Army's 235th with youth at CDC

    Jun 18, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh continued the 235th Army Birthday celebration with the reading of this year's Army birthday book June 17, at Fort Myer's Child Development Center.

  • Human Resources Command cases colors for move to Fort Knox

    Jun 17, 2010

    The Army Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Va., cased its colors on June 16 in preparation of the command's move to Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Soldiers from Iraq to Indiana celebrate Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 17, 2010

    Soldiers in Iraq and the U.S. celebrated the Army's 235th birthday in a variety of non-conventional ways, enjoying the occasion with morale-boosting runs, barbecues and concerts.

  • Five Soldiers charged in murders of Afghans

    Jun 17, 2010

    Five Soldiers have been charged with the premeditated murders of three Afghan civilians.

  • First sergeant course helps prepare senior NCOs for future duties

    Jun 17, 2010

    First sergeants were given the opportunity to talk with other Soldiers in different operational sections in the brigade and take a more in-depth look at the responsibilities they will have once becoming first sergeants.

  • Congress celebrates 235 years of Army's response to call

    Jun 16, 2010

    House and Senate Army Caucus leaders joined Army leadership on Capitol Hill Tuesday night in celebrating the Army's 235th Birthday.

  • Joint Security Station Carver transfers to Iraqi Army

    Jun 16, 2010

    Joint Security Station Carver was transferred from the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division to the 45th Bde., 11th Iraqi Army Division on June 11.

  • Surveys to look at reserve-component medical board process

    Jun 16, 2010

    Members of both the Army Reserve and National Guard have been asked to complete an online survey about their perceptions of the medical review process.

  • Iraqi Federal Police take charge at Task Force Nassir Academy

    Jun 16, 2010

    Iraqi Federal Police took charge of training at Contingency Operating Station Cashe-South, June 12.

  • Third Army conducts drawdown conference

    Jun 16, 2010

    Third Army hosted key leaders from throughout United States Central Command's Area of Responsibility June 8-9 at their forward headquarters in Kuwait for a conference on the drawdown in Iraq and buildup of forces in Afghanistan and reset the U.S. Army.

  • Louisiana Guard begins 'New Horizons' in Haiti

    Jun 16, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard's Task Force Kout Men held an official commencement ceremony for New Horizons Haiti 2010 in Mandrin, Haiti on June 15.

  • Soldiers first to graduate from language detachments

    Jun 16, 2010

    More than 370 Soldiers graduated June 11 from new language courses meant to prepare them for Afghanistan.

  • Army testing new JLTVs

    Jun 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army is using the newly built government prototypes of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to refine program requirements through rigorous ballistic, performance and reliability testing.

  • Soldiers train for suicide prevention

    Jun 16, 2010

    Soldiers with the 17th Fires Brigade, deployed to Basra, Iraq, and 21 others from various units throughout Iraq and Afghanistan met for a week-long Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Nett Warrior to connect Soldiers to each other, leaders

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Army christened the new Ground Soldier System June 14 with a name that honors World War II Medal of Honor recipient Col. Robert B. Nett.

  • Wounded warriors return to Iraq, find closure

    Jun 15, 2010

    A recent trip to Iraq with a program called Operation Proper Exit brought retired Staff Sgt. Christopher Bain back to the place where six years earlier the blast of a mortar tossed him like a rag doll yards away from his buddies.

  • Three Soldiers earn berths in Wrestling World Championships

    Jun 15, 2010

    Three Soldiers earned berths in the 2010 FILA Wrestling World Championships by winning their weight classes at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 10-11 at the Mid-America Center.

  • Leaders lay wreath to begin Army's birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    Senior Army leaders began the Army's birthday June 14 with an early-morning wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army celebrates 235 years of 'liberating millions'

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army celebrated its 235th birthday Monday in the center courtyard of the Pentagon, with a cake-cutting and re-enlistment ceremony.

  • Army chief of staff visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ongoing progress of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was showcased to one of the most senior visitors yet, June 11. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. met with leaders of JBLM, who detailed the roll out and inception of the combined base.

  • Operation Mend founder receives 'Strength of the Nation' Award

    Jun 14, 2010

    The founder of a program providing reconstructive surgery to warriors wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan received the "Strength of the Nation" Award Saturday at the Army Birthday Ball in National Harbor, Md.

  • McHugh: Focus must shift to 'generating force'

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army's system for producing agile, adaptive, creative Soldiers is strained by nine years of war, said the service's secretary.

  • Guard provides 13 vacuum barges to collect oil on coast

    Jun 11, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard received approval yesterday evening from the U.S. Coast Guard to field 10 additional vacuum barges, bringing the number approved to 13.

  • Army works to decrease lead-free electronic components

    Jun 11, 2010

    The U.S. Army is using an X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, or XRF, to scan electronic components and circuit cards as part of an effort to improve the reliability of electronic systems by reducing the percentage of the materials that are lead-free, service officials said.

  • Then and than

    Jun 10, 2010

  • IG reports prompt management changes at Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 10, 2010

    The Army announced management changes at Arlington National Cemetery today after revealing findings of unmarked gravesites, improper handling of cremated remains and discrepancies in burial records there.

  • Soldiers brighten day of young boy with Leukemia

    Jun 10, 2010

    When Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard's 3175th Military Police Company heard of an opportunity to brighten the spirits of a 3-year-old boy battling cancer, there was no shortage of volunteers.

  • National Guard airlift agency takes over Sinai air missions

    Jun 10, 2010

    The Army National Guard's Operational Support Airlift Agency recently accepted a new mission to deploy aircrews and aircraft to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

  • National Guard called out for floods, fires

    Jun 10, 2010

    Gov. Dave Freudenthal authorized about 100 Wyoming National Guard members this week to assist with the state's disaster relief efforts in the flooded areas of Fremont County, Wyo.

  • Car bomb exercise completes Iraqi medic trauma training

    Jun 9, 2010

    Iraqi army medics participated in a mass-casualty training exercise near Al Asad June 3 as a final test following months of training by U.S. Army medics.

  • Bliss hosts inaugural 'energy rodeo'

    Jun 9, 2010

    With the goal of reaching "net zero" by 2025, the inaugural Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium swept through Fort Bliss Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8 and 9, leaving in its wake the ideas, tools and innovations ready to make the installation the Army's Center for Renewable Energy.

  • Soldiers, Iraqis provide healthcare to out-of-the-way Anbar town

    Jun 9, 2010

    Army medics from the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82 Airborne Division along with Iraqi doctors held a one-day medical clinic June 3 assessing and treating nearly 400 of the 20,000 citizens of Kubaysah, Iraq.

  • Army birthday, home track offer double incentive for Newman

    Jun 9, 2010

    The thought process of deciding what kind of gift would be appropriate for a 235th birthday could be an overwhelming and worrisome task. Unless you are Ryan Newman, a 14-time tour winner on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • National Guard completes shoreline barrier in Louisiana

    Jun 8, 2010

    The Louisiana National Guard completed the construction of a 5-3/4 mile Tiger Dam shoreline protection system near Venice, La., in the southwest pass of the Mississippi River Delta.

  • Army realigns substance-abuse services

    Jun 8, 2010

    The Army has implemented improvements in the way it delivers alcohol and drug-abuse services on its installations, combining all clinical services with testing, education, counseling, prevention and training under the oversight of the Installation Management Command.

  • New environment to make Army training more cost efficient

    Jun 8, 2010

    More than 170 Army training leaders and staff members met May 24-25 to bring to reality a training concept that would cut costs, match "whole of government" expectations and reach a new generation of servicemembers.

  • Guard building resiliency before basic training

    Jun 8, 2010

    Building resiliency among Army National Guard members starts even before a new recruit is sent to basic combat training.

  • Webmail 2 brings major improvements to AKO e-mail

    Jun 8, 2010

    Members of the Defense community who use Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online webmail now have better ways to communicate online. A new interface, "Webmail 2," upgrades AKO secure e-mail messaging with improved calendar and task functions, enhanced address book access, and one gigabyte of mailbox storage for common access card users.

  • 29th ID remembers D-Day on 66th anniversary

    Jun 7, 2010

    The Virginia National Guard gathered alongside World War II veterans June 5 at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester and June 6 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division, the 116th Infantry Regiment and all the men who fought in the largest amphibious assault in the history of modern warfare 66 years ago.

  • 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.

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