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  • 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.

  • West Point wins collegiate boxing championship

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Black Knights took five individual titles and were named the overall team champion as they hosted the National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships for the first time last weekend.

  • Soldier sets wing-suit world record

    Apr 16, 2010

    As excitement grew Staff Sergeant Ben Borger soared through the gleaming blue skies over the fields of Altus Air Force Base breaking the current world record for the distance flown in a wing suit flight.

  • G-8: Little risk in proceeding with technology

    Apr 16, 2010

    While in agreement with other government agencies that "plenty of work" is still needed on robotics and sensor equipment to be fielded as Aca,!A"Increment 1 capabilitiesAca,!A? to infantry brigade combat teams, the Army disagrees on the way ahead with that program.

  • SMA testifies to Congress on force stress, resilience

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Army's senior enlisted advisor told members of Congress Wednesday that what keeps him awake at night is stress on the force.

  • UAS Roadmap, full-spectrum CABs hot topics at Army Aviation convention

    Apr 15, 2010

    Day one of the annual Army Aviation Association of America convention in Fort Worth, Texas, included an announcement by the Army's vice chief of staff that the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap would be a "game changer" for the next 25 years.

  • Army announces 2010 Communities of Excellence winners

    Apr 15, 2010

    The Army chief of staff has selected U.S. Army Garrison Fort Bragg, N.C., as the Gold winner in the 2010 Army Communities of Excellence awards competition.

  • Still time to get H1N1 vaccine

    Apr 15, 2010

    TRICARE Prime enrollees not on active duty have until the end of this month if they want free vaccinations against the H1N1 flu from a non-network provider.

  • Surgeon general says new centers to help with blast injuries

    Apr 15, 2010

    The Army surgeon general told members of Congress, April 13, that the Defense Centers of Excellence, especially for psychological health and traumatic brain injury, provide great promise for wounded warriors.

  • Connelly recipients get chef training

    Apr 15, 2010

    Food service personnel from across the Army received hands-on professional development training from the culinary staff at the John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev., during the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Awards Program and Conference.

  • Warrior Games athletes train in archery

    Apr 15, 2010

    Swish ... thunk! A line of Soldiers sends arrow after arrow into a series of round targets 30 meters away. Their true targets, however, are much higher, for these are warriors recovering from injuries. They hope to bring home medals from the first Warrior Games and, beyond that, to show that their injured bodies can still be successful at physical endeavors.

  • M-ATVs to replace Humvees in Afghanistan, vice says

    Apr 14, 2010

    The mine resistant ambush protected all terrain vehicle, or M-ATV, is on its way to Afghanistan to replace the up-armored Humvee. "It will not be too long before we will be able to get everybody who can be out of the up-armored Humvee into the MRAP ATV," said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. General Peter W. Chiarelli.

  • Secretary of Army gives 'thumbs up' to resilience course

    Apr 14, 2010

    Giving Soldiers tools to deal with realistic scenarios are central to the Army's Master Resilience Trainer course, or MRT, in Philadelphia where Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Tuesday.

  • Madigan throws party for 4-year-old fighting cancer

    Apr 13, 2010

    It wasn't her birthday, however it was a party to honor Abigail's fight for her life. After almost a year of treatments at Madigan Army Medical Center for rhabdomyosarcoma, a muscle cancer, Abigail has ended chemotherapy and is now in remission.

  • Army wrestlers carry lofty rankings into national championships

    Apr 13, 2010

    Four U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers are ranked No. 1 in the nation in their respective weight classes as they prepare for the 2010 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships, slated for April 23-24 at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University.

  • 7th Cavalry troops bring books to Baghdad schools

    Apr 13, 2010

    While Soldiers from the 7th Cavalry Regiment were assisting Iraqi Security Forces with security they each took time out to present three schools with new books April 11.

  • Wounded warriors encourage paratroopers to help stop Soldier suicides

    Apr 13, 2010

    Eight battle-wounded veterans of the Iraq war shared lessons learned from their recovery processes with paratroopers here April 6, including advice on suicide prevention.

  • Soldier Show plays off social-media phenomena

    Apr 13, 2010

    Aca,!A"Soldier Show 27.0Aca,!A? is the working concept of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show, an Aca,!A"entertainment for the Soldier, by the SoldierAca,!A? song-and-dance production, and this yearAca,!a,,cs edition revolves around current social-media phenomena.

  • National Guard supports civilian agencies during nuclear summit

    Apr 13, 2010

    The National Guard is assisting civilian authorities protecting 46 heads of government and international organizations at the largest domestic summit since the founding of the United Nations.

  • Gen. Casey lauds CSF progress

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. got a first-hand look at the Army's latest addition to the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and said he liked what he saw.

  • Army donates computers to educate children on unexploded ordnance

    Apr 12, 2010

    Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, other veterans and officials from the Army visited students on the Waianae Coast April 1, to see first-hand how they are using computers donated by the Army to increase their safety and knowledge about unexploded ordnance.

  • Newman wins Arizona Cup Race

    Apr 12, 2010

    Ryan Newman passed Jeff Gordon on the green-white-checkered restart and held the lead for the final two laps to win Saturday evening's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Army boxers will take experience to Armed Forces competition

    Apr 12, 2010

    Thirty-three Soldiers entered the ring during the All-Army Boxing Trials April 7-9, but at the clang of the final bell only 11 were left standing to represent the Army at the Armed Forces Boxing Championship next week.

  • Service drill teams showcase precision at festival

    Apr 12, 2010

    Members of the military drill teams performed at the third annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Saturday. The exhibition, during the Cherry Blossom Festival, is one of only a few yearly opportunities to see all the service drill teams at the same time.

  • First lady visits, thanks Pentagon employees for service

    Apr 9, 2010

    Hundreds of servicemembers and civilian employees gathered in the Pentagon courtyard to hear First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speak Friday.

  • 'America's pastime' salutes America's military

    Apr 9, 2010

    As summer begins, America's pastime, baseball, stirs up in many a nostalgic sense of national pride. Now Major League Baseball has teamed with the U.S. Army to salute American servicemembers and their families.

  • Former Heisman winner discusses his struggle with mental health

    Apr 9, 2010

    Herschel Walker told a group of Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Meade, Md., that he was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder after his football career ended, the reaction of many Soldiers was not one of surprise, but of admiration.

  • Hennis found guilty of decades-old murders

    Apr 9, 2010

    A master sergeant who was acquitted by a North Carolina court more than 20 years ago was found guilty of murder again Thursday in a court-martial at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • SMA visits Fort Sill and Backbone Ball

    Apr 8, 2010

    Fort Sill's annual Backbone Ball received top-level interest when Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston served as guest speaker during his visit of the post Friday.

  • Army sponsoring ethics competition

    Apr 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic is sponsoring an Army-wide ethics competition running through Aug. 15.

  • Reserve training center preparing for move to Knox

    Apr 8, 2010

    Staff and faculty of the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center (Provisional) at Fort McCoy, Wis., are beginning the process to transition the organization to Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Army public health strengthened by transformation

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Army's public health capabilities are being integrated to form a new U.S. Army Public Health Command. The integration is part of the Army Medical Command's transformation from a "sick-care" system to a "health-care" system-one that emphasizes prevention and sustaining good health.

  • Class act: MRT Course opens on Fort Jackson

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Army's Master Resilience Training Course facility opened April 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school is one of the components of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, which aims to strengthen Soldiers' emotional, social, family, spiritual and physical strength.

  • Troops in Afghanistan to say goodbye to leisure concessions

    Apr 7, 2010

    Beginning in May, troops stationed in Afghanistan will have a harder time finding a Pizza Hut or a pair of Oakley's as 50 Army and Air Force Exchange Service contracted concessions are slated for closure in anticipation of an additional 30,000 inbound troops.

  • AER campaign runs through May 15

    Apr 7, 2010

    The 2010 Army Emergency Relief annual campaign, "Help and Maintain Army Strong," kicked off March 1 and runs through May 15.

  • Army to hire 3,000 security guards

    Apr 7, 2010

    The Army is converting about 2,500 installation access control point security guard positions from contractor to federal employee status at nearly 50 stateside locations.

  • U.S. transfers facilities to Iraqi control as drawdown continues

    Apr 7, 2010

    With the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq and the movement of Iraqi forces into the role of providing all security for the country, bases that have housed U.S. troops over the past several years - in many cases alongside Iraqi troops - are being returned to full Iraqi control.

  • Chief of Staff cites goals to be met in 2011

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Army has succeeded in changing and adapting over the last few years, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. told leaders at the Pentagon.

  • Soldiers sing anthem at Final Four game

    Apr 6, 2010

    Members of the Indiana National Guard sang the National Anthem before the Final Four basketball championship game in Indianapolis, April 2.

  • Gates says TRICARE won't be affected by healthcare reform

    Apr 6, 2010

    Servicemembers and retirees enrolled in one of the several forms of TRICARE won't have to buy additional health insurance and won't see a change in their healthcare coverage in the near future, according to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

  • Soldiers, families get glimpse of new home as unit preps to shift location in Europe

    Apr 6, 2010

    Within the next few months, members of Task Force 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, will leave their current location in Schweinfurt to join their parent 172nd Infantry Brigade at main post Grafenwoehr.

  • 4TROOPS mentor Soldier Show performers

    Apr 6, 2010

    Recording-artist vocalists from Soldier Show past visited members of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show to share tips of survival in the music industry.

  • National Guard Combatives Tournament draws record field

    Apr 5, 2010

    A record number of entries showed up for the third annual Army National Guard Combatives Tournament - and a female Soldier from Idaho nearly stole the show.

  • Task Force Diamond Head thwarts indirect attacks in Iraq

    Apr 5, 2010

    "Indirect fire" refers to the firing of a weapon without a direct line-of-sight between the weapon and its target; it's indiscriminate and it's deadly.

  • Wounded Soldiers aim for Warrior Games

    Apr 5, 2010

    Wounded Soldiers from throughout the Army came to Fort Benning, Ga., and the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit March 29-April 1 to learn from the military's best shooters in preparation for the inaugural Warrior Games.

  • More than third of equipment now out of Iraq

    Apr 5, 2010

    The Army is now 35 percent complete in its effort to move equipment and materiel out of Iraq as part of the withdrawal from that country.

  • Corps of Engineers Gulf Region South furls flag

    Apr 3, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division completed the transition from three engineer districts in Iraq to one as the Gulf Region South's colors were cased March 29.

  • Guard posture statement emphasizes adding value to America

    Apr 2, 2010

    The National Guard must remain community-based, maintain proficiency, modernize proportionally with the active component and communicate, collaborate and coordinate with other military and government agencies.

  • Three brothers deployed with 3rd ID, reunite in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Darkness falls as a Chinook helicopter lands on the rocky landing pad inside an Army camp south of Baghdad. As Soldiers walk down the ramp toward a small building close by, two sergeants stand bathed in the yellow light of the building's overhang, peering excitedly into the darkness and impatiently searching the faces coming off the aircraft. Then they both lock onto one shape coming toward them.

  • Country singer entertains at Camp Ramadi

    Apr 2, 2010

    Whitney Duncan, an up-and-coming country music singer, performed for U.S. Army troops stationed at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, March 23. Her show provided stress relief in the wake of the U.S. and Iraqi focus on the March 7 Iraqi national elections.

  • 115th Combat Support Hospital 'bubbles up'

    Apr 2, 2010

    The 115th Combat Support Hospital will not be caught unprepared for a chemical or biological attack whether an enemy in the field attacks with mustard gas, blister agents or anthrax.

  • Girl Scouts collect more than 10,000 boxes of cookies for deployed Soldiers

    Apr 2, 2010

    For many people, Girl Scout cookies are an absolute treat for just a few months each year.

  • Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    Apr 2, 2010

    The training for 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, at the Joint Readiness Training Center has become the first "production model" for the advise-and-assist brigade concept, and the practical application of that training in a deployed environment partnered with Iraqi security forces.

  • New Army strategy provides fresh approach to training leaders

    Apr 1, 2010

    The Army wants to develop critical thinkers who are better prepared for "hybrid" enemies and complex situations - such as those being fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army leaders propose next steps in sexual assault prevention

    Apr 1, 2010

    Summit participants pitched their proposals on how to better implement the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program in Arlington, Va., Thursday, as the third annual SHARP summit came to a close.

  • Casey rolls out plan for 21st century Army

    Apr 1, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. asked the crowd of about 2,000 how they were doing and after a hearty "Hooha" response, he proceeded to tell them how they were doing.

  • Rebalancing through creative sustainability Westphal's vision for Army

    Apr 1, 2010

    Outlining his vision for the future of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the Army, framed his message with a focus on creative sustainability for attendees at the March 29 Association of the United States Army's Installations Symposium and Exposition.

  • All-Army Boxing possible path to Olympics

    Apr 1, 2010

    The ultimate goal of the 32 boxers attending the All-Army Boxing training sessions at Fort Huachuca's Barnes Field House is to qualify for the Olympic Games.

  • Soldiers work multi-billion-dollar mission in support of Iraq drawdown

    Apr 1, 2010

    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, someone is washing vehicles and equipment at the wash rack on Camp Arifjan.

  • Medics of 3-1 Cav apply healing hands

    Apr 1, 2010

    The call for aid came early in the evening, March 28, 2010: an Iraqi officer needed help from U.S. Soldiers in treating a burn victim. What made this particular request unusual was that the patient was a 2-year-old girl.

  • Reserve working to balance end strength, skill sets

    Mar 31, 2010

    The Army Reserve is looking to reduce the number of Soldiers it has and ensure it has the right number of Soldiers in the right jobs.

  • Record keeping may be responsible for prescription spike

    Mar 31, 2010

    A change in reporting methods may be partially responsible for a spike in prescription drug use among Soldiers, according to the Army surgeon general.

  • Commentary: Soldiers see subtle shift in Iraqi culture

    Mar 31, 2010

    Recasting the peace among Anbaris during the recent national election, we might recall how, only two years ago, a U.S. military official declared Al Anbar province lost.

  • Army's Newman finishes 4th in Martinsville

    Mar 31, 2010

    Ryan Newman, driving the No. 39 Haas Automation/U.S. Army Chevrolet, finished fourth in Monday's rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Soldiers apprehend hit-and-run suspect

    Mar 31, 2010

  • Casey, Dunwoody focus on preventing sexual assault

    Mar 30, 2010

    Beginning the second day of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention conference, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, noted the Army is fully engaged in preventing sexual harassment and assault.

  • Army Guard battles Soldier suicides

    Mar 30, 2010

    With 2010 suicide numbers slightly above last year's and coming off the worst January on record, the Army National Guard is emphasizing resiliency, transition programs and the importance of asking for help.

  • Army honors 'Triple Nickles' legacy at Pentagon ceremony

    Mar 30, 2010

    In a standing room only ceremony at the Pentagon March 25, the Army paid tribute to the three surviving members of the original 17-member "colored test platoon" of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion.

  • Summit challenges Army leaders to eradicate sexual assault, harassment

    Mar 30, 2010

    The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program began its third annual summit in Arlington, Va., Monday, with Army leaders urging commanders to help stop the crime.

  • Army's top enlisted visits Soldiers in Kosovo

    Mar 30, 2010

    The senior enlisted Soldier in the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visited Soldiers on the U.S. -led NATO mission in Kosovo March 27-28.

  • Army civilian named 'Humanitarian of the Year'

    Mar 29, 2010

    Personal tragedy has led one Department of the Army civilian on a path of healing that is changing lives for wounded warriors and garnering national recognition.

  • Army launches sexual assault prevention month with summit

    Mar 26, 2010

    The Army will sponsor its third Sexual Harassment / Sexual Assault Prevention Summit in Arlington, Va., from March 29 - April 1.

  • VA proposes change to aid veterans exposed to Agent Orange

    Mar 26, 2010

    The more than 100,000 veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other combat areas will have an easier path to qualify for disability pay under a proposed regulation published by the Department of Veterans Affairs that adds three new illnesses to the list of health problems found to be related to Agent Orange and other herbicide exposures.

  • U.S. preps facility for transfer to Iraqi Army as part of drawdown

    Mar 26, 2010

    Preparing for any redeployment often involves extensive inventories and equipment reallocations, but the process for one U.S. base in southern Maysan Province has the added challenge of transferring the entire base, equipment and crucial infrastructure.

  • DoD revises 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' for fairer handling of law

    Mar 25, 2010

    Pending a Congressional decision on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, the Secretary of Defense implemented changes to current regulations Thursday to ensure a "fairer and more appropriate" enforcement of the law.

  • Army to stem overuse of prescription drugs, Congress told

    Mar 25, 2010

    Overuse of prescription painkillers by Soldiers -- as reported recently in the civilian press -- may be the result of seemingly unrelenting deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • National Guard releases CPI guidebook

    Mar 25, 2010

    A guidebook focusing on how Guard units can incorporate the Continuous Process Improvement initiative into organizational activities was recently released by the National Guard Bureau.

  • Sikh Soldiers allowed to serve, retain their articles of faith

    Mar 25, 2010

    For the first time in 23 years, the U.S. Army is allowing a pair of Sikh Soldiers to keep their hair and beard intact and wear a turban.

  • IRS tax tips can save Soldiers money, time

    Mar 24, 2010

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides additional tax refunds for some servicemembers and their families.

  • Army couple runs 50 miles for wounded warriors

    Mar 24, 2010

    Separated by seven time zones, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, a deployed Soldier and his stateside wife celebrated the strength and resiliency of America's wounded warriors with synchronized 50-mile runs March 20-21.

  • DoD relooks at plans for Guard response capabilities

    Mar 24, 2010

    The National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives response capabilities will undergo a reorganization to allow better continuity of response to an incident and an easier transition between state and federal command and control elements, a senior DoD official said recently.

  • VA recognizes 'presumptive' illnesses in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Mar 24, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to make it easier for veterans to obtain disability compensation for certain diseases associated with service in the Persian Gulf War and in Afghanistan.

  • CID warns of Internet romance scams

    Mar 23, 2010

    Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are warning the American public to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud -- especially those promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Army opens expanded women's museum

    Mar 23, 2010

    A seven-year, $800,000 U.S. Army Women's Museum expansion project here concluded with a March 19 ribbon-cutting ceremony and Women's History Month program. The museum expansion includes a new exhibit titled "writing women back into history," which corresponds with the Department of Defense theme for the 2010 Women's History Month observance.

  • Convoy escorts benefit from donated off-road lights

    Mar 23, 2010

    Soldiers recently installed newly-donated off-road lights on their convoy escort vehicles. Paratroopers from Company A, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), installed the lights, donated by Off-Road Adventures Magazine, on 15 of their mine resistant ambush protected vehicles.

  • General offers insight into progress, challenges in Iraq

    Mar 23, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. returned from Iraq March 14 with I Corps headquarters and said the successful election there was the culmination of his command's year-long mission.

  • 4TROOPS' concert debut draws standing ovation aboard USS Intrepid

    Mar 22, 2010

    Four former Soldiers from the Army Entertainment Division drew a standing ovation aboard the USS Intrepid during their inaugural concert taped March 15 for a television show that will air in June on PBS.

  • Shinseki announces new VA center in New Orleans

    Mar 22, 2010

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced the award of a $3.3 million contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs for pre-construction services for VA's new medical center in New Orleans.

  • More than 120 take Bataan Memorial March challenge in Kosovo

    Mar 22, 2010

    More than 120 people, including many KFOR Soldiers from Multi-National Battle Group-East, challenged themselves March 21 in the inaugural Bataan Memorial March here. The march took the participants up and over the hills of Camp Bondsteel and along trails surrounding the base.

  • Guard helps with flood control in North Dakota

    Mar 22, 2010

    Some 700 National Guard troops have been helping to prevent flooding in multiple counties in southeast North Dakota, including the largest city, Fargo.

  • Bataan Memorial Death March breaks record

    Mar 21, 2010

    A record-breaking 5,700 marchers participated in the 21st annual Bataan Memorial Death March, March 21, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to commemorate the sacrifices of those who battled on Bataan during World War II.

  • Military's only accredited high school graduates first class

    Mar 19, 2010

    The military's first ever accredited high school, the Patriot Academy, graduated its first class Thursday at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center near Butlerville, Ind.

  • Soule misses second Paralympic medal

    Mar 19, 2010

    Former Soldier Andy Soule missed the medal stand Wednesday by just more than a minute in the men's 12.5km on the final day of the biathlon competition at Whistler. As the only competitor to shoot four perfect rounds of five shots each, Soule could not catch the Russians in the final lap and finished 1:15.2 outside of third place.