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  • For three decades, Army Research Lab lends hand

    Jan 4, 2010

    Employees at the Army Research Lab here lent a helping hand this past holiday season to a local Harford County school and to military families in need.

  • Evolving wounded warrior program returns to Iraq

    Jan 4, 2010

    Five severely-wounded veterans returned to Iraq just after the 2009 Christmas holiday as part of the third installment of an evolving program to help wounded warriors heal from traumatic combat injuries.

  • KFOR drawing down to 10,000 troops

    Jan 4, 2010

    The Kosovo Force will transition from about 14,000 to 10,000 NATO forces by Jan. 31, due to improvements in security, said the commander of Multi-National Task Force-East.

  • New command marks milestone in Iraq

    Jan 2, 2010

    The new year brought a new command to Iraq as Multinational Forces Iraq cased its colors, replaced by U.S. Forces Iraq during a ceremony at the al-Faw Palace in Baghdad.

  • Task Force Lobos refurbishes, dedicates Iraqi war plane

    Dec 31, 2009

    On Dec. 16, Soldiers from the 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, dedicated an L-29 Delfin aircraft they had refurbished to Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. Division-North.

  • Free computers make difference to deployed paratroopers, families

    Dec 31, 2009

    Sharing photos of karate practice or birthday parties, and stories of a visit by the Tooth Fairy are just some of the things possible with a computer.

  • Guard to help with New Year's security in New York

    Dec 30, 2009

    As New Yorkers and visitors gear up for New Year's Eve celebrations, the citizen-Soldiers of the New York National Guard remain on duty in support of homeland security missions across the state.

  • Wounded veterans real winners at D.C. bowl game

    Dec 30, 2009

    The UCLA Bruins beat the Temple Owls, 30-21, in the EagleBank Bowl, Dec. 29, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. But the real winners of the event were wounded Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen who benefit by involvement with the bowl game's charity partner "The Wounded Warrior Project."

  • Army experiments to increase network connectivity for Soldiers

    Dec 30, 2009

    The Army recently completed networked operational tests of the first pairing of its developmental Common Controller device with equipment now used by Soldiers in theater from the Land Warrior effort.

  • Corps of Engineers delivers elementary school to Iraq Education Ministry

    Dec 29, 2009

    With more than 1,135 school projects already completed and operational, the Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region District in Iraq finished and turned over its most recent project, the Al-Mazraa elementary school, to the Iraqi Ministry of Education last week.

  • New York National Guard honored 10,400 funerals in 2009

    Dec 29, 2009

    In 2009 the New York Military Forces Honor Guard rendered honors at the funerals of more than 10,400 former Army members, mostly from the World War II generation.

  • Military partners with communities to extend services

    Dec 29, 2009

    As a result of multiple deployments over nearly nine years of war in two theaters, many families of servicemembers are choosing to remain in their established neighborhoods or return to a relative's hometown when their soldier deploys.

  • Honor Soldiers throughout year with Heroes' Tree

    Dec 29, 2009

    "Reflect. Remember. Rejoice," is the slogan of the Our Heroes' Tree program, an initiative honoring the service of all military members. Through a display of ornaments on a tree, the program hopes to recognize and remember both servicemembers and their families.

  • Aziz: Anbar Operations Command effective because of strong Iraqi-U.S. partnership

    Dec 28, 2009

    Of 62 suspected Al Qaeda, insurgents, kidnappers, murderers, and bomb builders targeted by the Ramadi-based Anbar Operations Command, 20 were captured by Anbar Iraqi security forces during autumn 2009.

  • Iraqi soldiers study traffic control for elections

    Dec 28, 2009

    Some 25 Iraq soldiers learned to set up and operate traffic control points in preparation for the upcoming Iraqi national elections.

  • Advanced IED defeat course, battle drills help save lives

    Dec 28, 2009

    All Soldiers are trained on various convoy operations before they deploy, even if they never step into an armored vehicle during their deployment.

  • Soldiers present tractors, combines to Iraqi farmers

    Dec 28, 2009

    Rain, seeds and tractors are important factors in a farmer's life. Without all of those, growing and cultivating crops would be out of the question.

  • Giving a helping hand in Iraq

    Dec 28, 2009

    The child looked to be about 11 years old, standing confidently with his friends despite an arm cast loosely supported by a piece of rope draped around his neck.

  • Washington Capitals honor Soldiers

    Dec 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the Military District of Washington were treated to an early Christmas present Dec. 23. The Washington Capitals, National Hockey League, gave free tickets to servicemembers as part of their Military Appreciation Night.

  • Guard members respond nationwide to callouts during holiday

    Dec 28, 2009

    More than 100 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responded over the holiday and through the weekend to support callouts by governors in four Midwest states hit by a string of severe winter weather.

  • Home for holidays: 28th CAB returning from Iraq

    Dec 23, 2009

    Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, also known as Task Force Keystone, are beginning to return home following their successful deployment to Iraq.

  • Army astronaut arrives at space station

    Dec 23, 2009

    U.S. Army Col. Timothy J. "T.J." Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi docked with the International Space Station at 5:48 p.m. EST Tuesday.

  • Army secretary visits troops at Landstuhl

    Dec 23, 2009

    During his first trip downrange as Secretary of the Army, John McHugh was in familiar territory in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well during his subsequent visit to wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

  • HooahMail continues to grow in popularity

    Dec 22, 2009

    Since the start of HooahMail just 21 days ago, more than 3,540 accounts have been set up by families and friends of Soldiers in Afghanistan, and some 1,690 letters delivered.

  • 30th HBCT preparing to redeploy from Iraq

    Dec 22, 2009

    Soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard's 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team are preparing for redeployment after spending about eight months in Iraq.

  • Military forging partnership with college football teams

    Dec 22, 2009

    Over the next couple of weeks, units in Afghanistan and Iraq will receive team-dynamics videotapes featuring Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer.

  • Guard gifts bring smiles to veterans

    Dec 22, 2009

    North Dakota National Guard members received Christmas presents in the form of smiles this year when they delivered gifts to veterans.

  • Army recruiting station opens doors to help stranded motorists

    Dec 21, 2009

    This past weekend's winter storm plastered Mercer County in more than 17 inches of snow, but it also uncovered true local heroes. Among those who rose above the snow drifts to aid stranded motorists, was Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Athy, U.S. Army Princeton Recruiting Station commander, who kept the office open from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening.

  • SMA brings USO tour to Iraq

    Dec 21, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston touched down in Balad, Iraq Dec. 19, for the second leg of the "Sergeant Major of the Army's Hope and Freedom Tour 2009."

  • Recognizing problem biggest step toward fixing suicides

    Dec 18, 2009

    In 2008, the Army experienced for the first time, suicide rates higher than the civilian population. In the same year, the Army entered an agreement with the National Institute of Mental Health to find out why.

  • Secretary of Army tours southern Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2009

    The secretary of the Army got a first-hand look at Soldiers and their mission in southern Afghanistan during his fifth visit here and first as the Army's top leader Wednesday.

  • Guard armories modernize as others close

    Dec 18, 2009

    The National Guard's standing armories - iconic centers of stone and brick where the nation's citizen-Soldiers muster to defend state and nation - are weathering a storm of change, officials here said this week.

  • West Point's McNary earns All-America accolades

    Dec 18, 2009

    WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army defensive end Josh McNary was selected to a pair of All-America teams, copping third-team laurels from CollegeFootballNews.com and honorable mention honors from Sports Illustrated. McNary is the first Black Knight to earn All-America accolades since Jeremy Trimble earned honorable mention recognition from SI as a punt returner in 2007.

  • Chief of Staff makes holiday visits in Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited troops in Afghanistan for the holidays, Dec. 17.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates centennial of chaplain assistants

    Dec 17, 2009

    Three days after Christmas in 1909, the Army authorized an assistant whose sole purpose would be to allow chaplains to focus on ministering to the spiritual needs of Soldiers and their families throughout the world.

  • Veterans get international thanks for service at Bulge

    Dec 17, 2009

    On the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, veterans of that conflict were recognized by the countries whose freedom they helped secure.

  • Doctors perform groundbreaking surgery at Walter Reed

    Dec 17, 2009

    In an unprecedented surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the University of Miami collaborated to perform the first pancreas islet cell transplant Thanksgiving Day on an airman whose pancreas was injured so severely in Afghanistan it had to be removed.

  • Soldiers shine at U.S. Biathlon World Team Trials

    Dec 17, 2009

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathletes 1st Lt. Jennifer Wygant and Sgt. Jesse U. Downs had impressive performances at the U.S. Biathlon World Team Trials on Dec. 12-13 at Mount Itasca in Coleraine, Minn.

  • Shooter-detection 'Boomerangs' helping in Iraq

    Dec 17, 2009

    A new acoustic shooter-detection system called "Boomerang" detects incoming gunfire in Iraq and alerts Soldiers to the shooter's location, allowing them to immediately return fire.

  • Community Strong Day brings heroes to Fort Hood

    Dec 17, 2009

    What do you get when you have six NASA astronauts, five Medal of Honor recipients, four musical performers, a three-star general, two midways and a sock puppet at the same place'

  • Soldiers to support behind scenes during Iraq's elections

    Dec 17, 2009

    With the Iraqi National Elections approaching, U.S. Soldiers are preparing to support the Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police while remaining in the background.

  • Army All-American Bowl stars visit Pentagon

    Dec 16, 2009

    Two of the nation's top-rated high school football players paid a visit to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery Monday to promote the upcoming 10th annual Army All-American Bowl.

  • 'Juggernauts' train Iraqis to secure Iranian border

    Dec 16, 2009

    Iraq's first line of defense, its border police, have been training at the Al Sheeb Port of Entry and are making advances in improving border security in the southern Maysan province.

  • Laptop containing personal information about MWR customers stolen

    Dec 16, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A laptop computer containing names and personally identifiable information for slightly more than 42,000 Fort Belvoir Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons was stolen from an FMWRC employee Nov. 28.

  • At 80, recruiter still bringing in Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2009

    He turned 80 years old in November, but his only difficulty in getting around comes from bumping into people he knows, everywhere.

  • Travel Channel profiles Fort Stewart family

    Dec 16, 2009

    An Army family from Fort Stewart, Ga., will play host to five Pacific islanders Dec. 20 on the fifth and final episode of the Travel Channel's "Meet the Natives: USA" at 10 p.m. EST.

  • Soldiers on track to make U.S. Olympic bobsled team

    Dec 15, 2009

    Sgt. John Napier and 2nd Lt. Chris Fogt are on track to make Team USA for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

  • Improved magazine increases weapons reliability

    Dec 15, 2009

    The Army has begun fielding a new 5.56mm 30-round "improved magazine" that delivers a significant increase in reliability for M-16 and M-4 weapons.

  • Army honors 'Wreaths Across America' organizers

    Dec 15, 2009

    Donors and organizers of the program which placed 15,000 holiday wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery were honored Saturday with U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute commendations.

  • SMA awards NCOs, Soldiers for Best Warrior support

    Dec 15, 2009

    During the 2009 Best Warrior Competition, the spotlight focused on the 24 noncommissioned officers and Soldiers vying for the prestigious Department of the Army title of NCO and Soldier of the Year. But on Dec. 11, nearly 100 Fort Lee NCOs and Soldiers, and a dozen Department of the Army Civilians, were awarded for their behind-the-scenes efforts during the annual competition.

  • Volunteers lay 15,000 wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

    Dec 15, 2009

    Volunteers placed some 15,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 12, as part of a tradition that has continued now for 18 years.

  • U.S.-Iraqi partnership halts smuggling across Syrian border

    Dec 14, 2009

    Since U.S. advise and assist forces began partnering with Iraqi border patrols along the Syrian border in mid-November, instances of smugglers circumventing port-of-entry stations have all but ceased.

  • Reserve seeks to 'balance the force' with seasoned Soldiers

    Dec 14, 2009

    The Army Reserve has increased its ranks by 20,000 and continues to meet its recruiting goals, but there are some gaps that remain unfilled in mid-level ranks and different specialties.

  • Wreaths at Pentagon Memorial may begin new tradition

    Dec 14, 2009

    On the western side of the Pentagon, at the memorial to those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack, volunteers had mounted 184 evergreen wreaths on the fence -- one for each person who died there.

  • Yama Sakura troops experience Japanese culture

    Dec 14, 2009

    There was some nervousness at first, but in the end, the similarities between the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers and their Japanese hosts outstripped the differences.

  • Navy edges Army in annual football classic

    Dec 14, 2009

    Navy's Ricky Dobbs established an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and the Midshipmen extended their winning streak against Army to eight with a 17-3 victory Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd of 69,541 fans at Lincoln Financial Field.

  • Cadets bring rivalry to halls of Pentagon

    Dec 11, 2009

    West Point cadets came to the Pentagon Friday knowing that a win over Navy could bring them back to the nation's capital for a bowl game later this month.

  • SMA urges Master Resilience Trainers to share knowledge

    Dec 11, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians attending the Master Resilience Training course in Philadelphia, Pa., were challenged by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston Thursday to take the lessons learned here back their units and share them with Soldiers and families.

  • Army updates health promotion regulations

    Dec 10, 2009

    The Army has revised its regulations on health promotion and suicide prevention to provide an improved, comprehensive "how to" guide for commanders and Soldiers.

  • Patients at Walter Reed testing next-generation prosthesis

    Dec 10, 2009

    Several wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are testing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee.

  • McChrystal: Guard brings unique skills to Afghanistan

    Dec 9, 2009

    Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal told Congress Tuesday that the National brings maturity and unique skills to Afghanistan that the active component sometimes doesn't have available.

  • Ranger receives Silver Star for combat actions

    Dec 9, 2009

    squad leader with the 75th Ranger Regiment was awarded the Silver Star for risking who his life to save two fellow Rangers in Afghanistan.

  • Oklahoma team trains in apple harvesting for Afghanistan

    Dec 8, 2009

    A team of more than 60 Oklahoma Army National Guard members are preparing for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan by using every training opportunity possible - including apple harvesting.

  • National Guard key to president's Afghan agriculture initiative

    Dec 8, 2009

    The National Guard continues to make a significant contribution to developing agriculture in Afghanistan, one of the initiatives that President Obama discussed Dec. 1, in his speech to the nation.

  • Soldiers construct traditional meeting hall in southern Iraq

    Dec 7, 2009

    In a project designed to honor the customs and traditions of the marsh Arabs of Southern Iraq, Soldiers learned how to construct a "mudhif" meeting place on Contingency Operating Base Adder.

  • Yama Sakura opens in spirit of friendship

    Dec 7, 2009

    On a bitterly cold December afternoon, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army Forces opened Yama Sakura 57 in a ceremony that demonstrated the warmth of a 50-year friendship.

  • Army updates suicide-prevention guidance

    Dec 4, 2009

    The Army has updated its suicide-prevention guidance, including the Army Health Promotion regulation (AR 600-63), Army Suicide Prevention pamphlet (PAM 600-24) and FM 6-22.5, the Combat and Operational Stress Control Manual for Leaders and Soldiers.

  • Last U.S. WWI vet fights for national memorial

    Dec 4, 2009

    A push is underway to designate a national memorial to those who fought in World War I -- among those asking for such a memorial is the last remaining American veteran from that war.

  • Battle of Bulge 65th anniversary remembered at tree-lighting

    Dec 4, 2009

    Yesterday evening the Army chief of staff stepped back in history to Christmas Eve in Belgium 65 years ago by reading one of the most inspirational letters written by a commander to his troops.

  • Afghanistan surge won't change plans to up dwell time

    Dec 3, 2009

    A 30,000 boots-on-the-ground increase in Afghanistan will not change the Army's plans to cut Stop Loss, stabilize deployment lengths or increase dwell time for Soldiers.

  • Army approves suicide-intervention training for leaders

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Army has approved two-day and five-day workshops for unit leaders on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, known as ASIST.

  • Belgians recall protecting their soil 65 years ago during Battle of Bulge

    Dec 3, 2009

    BELGIUM - It was the early days of the Battle of the Bulge. Germans were advancing into Belgium, and the supplies they needed to strengthen their force were close at hand, until the bravery of a lone rifle company helped halt their advance.

  • Army buries Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient

    Dec 2, 2009

    Medal of Honor recipient Leonard B. Keller was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, 32 years after he and another Soldier performed acts of bravery in Vietnam that merited the Unites States' highest military decoration.

  • President visits West Point to announce Afghanistan strategy

    Dec 2, 2009

    President Obama made a prime-time speech to officially announce his strategy for Afghanistan to the nation Tuesday night at the U.S. Military Academy with all members of the Corps of Cadets either present or watching from remote locations.

  • New spray may help stop battlefield bleeding

    Dec 2, 2009

    Researchers are developing a new, sprayable liquid wound dressing that forms a tough hydrogel in seconds.

  • Unit schedules its first all-female MEDEVAC team

    Dec 2, 2009

    In the three days before Thanksgiving, one of the on-alert crews for Task Force Keystone made history at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, as the first all-female MEDEVAC crew ever for their company.

  • Troops building joint security stations in Iraq

    Dec 2, 2009

    As part of the partnership between U.S. and Iraqi forces, small joint security stations are being established and one of them is JSS Maysan.

  • U.S., Japan to hold 'Yama Sakura 57' on Hokkaido

    Dec 1, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Pacific and Japan's Ground Self Defense Force will conduct Yama Sakura 57, a joint command-post exercise, at Camp Higashi-Chitose, on Hokkaido, Japan Dec. 7-14.

  • VA, Army officials to discuss collaborative efforts on TV

    Dec 1, 2009

    Army and Veterans Affairs officials will discuss a number of programs in which the two departments collaborate to help wounded, ill and injured Soldiers on a Pentagon Channel interview Friday.

  • New Army.mil to deliver headlines readers want

    Dec 1, 2009

    Beginning Friday, visitors to Army.mil will experience a new level of Web customization and personalization never seen before on a military Web site.

  • West Point prepares for President Obama's speech

    Dec 1, 2009

    Master Sgt. Santiago Perales, U.S. Military Academy G3 noncommissioned officer-in-charge, inspects a flag display set up at Eisenhower Hall for President Obama's visit to West Point today. Obama is expected to discuss his plans for the troop buildup in Afghanistan later this evening.

  • Paratroopers install vehicle scanners in western Iraq

    Nov 30, 2009

    U.S. advise and assist forces installed vehicle-scanning equipment at several traffic check stations in Al Anbar province beginning Nov. 20, to help Iraqi security forces thwart the trafficking of weapons, explosives and other contraband.

  • Helicopter revitalization program launches final refurbished Black Hawk

    Nov 30, 2009

    Moments after Maj. Gen. James Myles took off in the Corpus Christi Army Depot UH-1H Huey to attend a meeting at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, UH-60A crew members from Fort Rucker, Ala., launched the last A-to-A recapitalized Black Hawk from the depot, Nov. 4.

  • Under secretary visits Army leaders in Kabul

    Nov 30, 2009

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal spent the day after Thanksgiving visiting military leaders in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Sergeant major of Army visits Hohenfels Soldiers

    Nov 30, 2009

    As the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer draws to a close, noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment got to see it out with a bang when they heard the Army's highest ranking NCO, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, speak at the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Post Theater Nov. 5.

  • Soldiers teach Coast Guardsmen counter-IED tactics

    Nov 27, 2009

    Counter-improvised explosive device training can mean the difference between life and death for any servicemember who travels outside the wire on convoys.

  • New capability gives National Guard Soldiers more realistic training opportunities

    Nov 27, 2009

    In the midst of a nondescript Middle Eastern-style village, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team Soldiers interact with the local inhabitants the same as they have done day in and day out on routine patrols.

  • Army celebrates 100 years of chaplain assistants

    Nov 27, 2009

    On Dec. 28, 1909, General Order No. 253 was published, establishing the official military occupational specialty of the chaplain assistant, stating that one enlisted man will serve to assist the chaplain in the performance of his official duties.

  • Florida National Guard Soldiers prepare for Iraq deployment

    Nov 27, 2009

    Although the upcoming deployment of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be a historic event, the preparation for the unit's mobilization has already gone down as the largest training event ever for the Florida Army National Guard.

  • Thanksgiving spirit sweeps across Army

    Nov 25, 2009

    Around the Army, as Soldiers enjoy a Thanksgiving meal or open packages from home, some are helping less fortunate members of the community.

  • Army Guard working to help Soldiers find jobs

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Army National Guard has implemented several employment initiatives to help Soldiers during their time of transition in a sluggish economy.

  • Army Lean Six Sigma Awards recognize best business practices

    Nov 25, 2009

    Eleven Army organizations were recognized for their exceptional efforts in using Lean Six Sigma principles and practices in a ceremony Nov. 24 at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • G-6 says iPhone approach could help Army

    Nov 25, 2009

    Using Apple's iPhone application approval process as an example, the Army's chief information officer said emulating industry could help speed up the development and approval of Army network applications.

  • Disabled Soldiers play golf

    Nov 25, 2009

    When retired Sgt. Maj. Juan Garcia left Fort Stewart in 2003, he never thought he'd return to a military installation to play golf as a double amputee. On Nov. 16 and 17, Garcia returned to Hunter Army Airfield's driving range for the "First Swing" workshop, offered by the National Amputee Golfers Association. Joining him were disabled Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit, along with about 20 golf professionals and occupational therapists, who came to learn how to encourage and teach the disabled to play.

  • International exercise 'Forging Sabre' concludes at Sill

    Nov 25, 2009

    Fort Sill's total force training capability provided the right backdrop for more than 600 Singapore armed forces personnel who rehearsed their military capabilities here during Exercise Forging Sabre Nov. 1-24. Forging Sabre is an annual exercise held at locations throughout the world by Singapore, an island nation slightly smaller than the city of New York. Prior to coming to Fort Sill, Singapore held the exercise in Australia, Africa and Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

  • Pilot program allows officers to switch career track

    Nov 24, 2009

    A new test program will allow some officers to transfer into a new branch or functional area.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim laid to rest

    Nov 24, 2009

    Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, one of the 13 people killed in the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery Monday.

  • Tanker's wife wins 'Rising Star' singing contest

    Nov 24, 2009

    With her recently redeployed husband among those in the audience for the first time in the week-long competition, Lisa Pratt was named winner of the 2009 Operation Rising Star singing contest Nov. 20, on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • Army wives join 'G.I. Jane Platoon,' get glimpse of daily Soldier life

    Nov 24, 2009

    Early on a drizzly November morning, 39 wives of 2-9 Infantry Soldiers stepped off a bus at Camp Casey in South Korea for the "Manchu Spouse Challenge."

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