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  • 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."

  • Oliver North's 'War Stories' films at Fort Bliss

    Nov 23, 2009

    Soldiers of the 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Army Evaluation Task Force demonstrated several pieces of new equipment in combat scenarios for camera crews from the Fox News Network.

  • Army to separate Soldiers who don't extend to deploy

    Nov 23, 2009

    Soldiers who don't agree to extend their enlistments in units slated to deploy on or after Jan. 1 may be involuntarily separated up to three months early.

  • Army wife wins 'Rising Star'

    Nov 23, 2009

    Lisa Pratt, an Army wife from Fort Carson, Colo., was selected Nov. 20 as winner of the Operation Rising Star singing contest. The runner-up was Capt. Donald Williamson, an Army chaplain serving in Germany.

  • HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan

    Nov 23, 2009

    The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for friends and family members to rapidly put a paper letter and photograph into the hands of their loved ones in Afghanistan, in some cases, the same day the letter is written.

  • Mullen: Guard should not return to how things were before 2001

    Nov 23, 2009

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan change over the next few years, the Guard should not be allowed to revert to being simply a strategic reserve, said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Soldiers to get retroactive pay for Stop Loss

    Nov 20, 2009

    An estimated 120,000 Soldiers and veterans are now eligible for retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay.

  • Army career counselors hear about Institutional Adaptation

    Nov 20, 2009

    More than 750 Army retention professionals were gathered in Orlando, Fla., this week for the annual Worldwide Retention Training Seminar.

  • Army recognizing service of Native Americans

    Nov 20, 2009

    Native American contributions to U.S. war efforts have long been part of military history and commands across the Army are recognizing this during National Native American Heritage Month.

  • Three singers advance to final round of 'Rising Star'

    Nov 20, 2009

    Three finalists in the "Operation Rising Star" singing competition were announced Thursday after online votes were tabulated. The final show will air Saturday night on the Pentagon Channel.

  • WTB Soldiers embark on Olympic torch run

    Nov 20, 2009

    More than 20 runners from the Warrior Transition Battalion embarked on a journey last week on Fort Benning, Ga., to run an Olympic torch six miles across post.

  • West Point raises more than $14,000 for CFC in ruck march

    Nov 19, 2009

    While Veterans Day is traditionally a day of ceremonies to honor those who have served and are serving in the nation's military, 1,030 members of the West Point community joined in a 12-mile ruck march to raise money for veterans projects supported through the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Hero who led last major U.S. bayonet charge dies

    Nov 19, 2009

    Retired Col. Lewis L. Millett, who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading what was reportedly the last major American bayonet charge, died Nov 14.

  • ARFORGEN: Army's deployment cycle aims for predictability

    Nov 19, 2009

    There is a plan for deploying troops and it's called ARFORGEN. Short for Army Force Generation, ARFORGEN is the Army's core process of building trained and ready forces.

  • Female servicemembers to get unique care package

    Nov 18, 2009

    The United Services Organization has sent out a lot of care packages over the years, but they've never put together a "for women only" kit -- until now.

  • Burial of WWII aviators highlights search for missing

    Nov 18, 2009

    A son finally received closure Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery after his father went missing in the South Pacific decades ago.

  • Fort Bliss warfighters, families focus of Army Secretary visit

    Nov 18, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with top military leaders Tuesday to discuss the Army Force Generation plan and participate in a re-signing ceremony of the Army Family Covenant on Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • C-27s to provide Afghanistan modern airlift capability

    Nov 18, 2009

    The first two of 20 planned C-27 aircraft became part of the Afghan National Army Air Corps with a ceremony Sunday at Kabul International Airport.

  • Sergeant major of Army helps induct NCOs at Picatinny

    Nov 18, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visited Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to speak at a special ceremony welcoming 54 area Soldiers into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps Nov. 14.

  • U.S., Bavarian leaders meet to discuss challenges, cooperation

    Nov 18, 2009

    Community leaders met at the U.S. Forces Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, Nov. 12-13 for the Bavarian Symposium, a forum to discuss transformation, military operational requirements, construction, financial and environmental impacts on the community.

  • Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made

    Nov 17, 2009

    The suicide rate among Soldiers serving on active duty in 2009 is expected to exceed that of 2008 -- a statistic the Army doesn't take lightly, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

  • Army developing global network

    Nov 17, 2009

    In the future, Soldier should be able to access the Army's global network anywhere in the world using capabilities similar to a Blackberry or iPhone, said the Army's chief information officer.

  • Six more posts to test streamlined Disability Evaluation System

    Nov 17, 2009

    The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs announced Monday that a pilot program to streamline the Disability Evaluation System will expand to six additional installations in January.

  • Rising Star finalists to be announced

    Nov 17, 2009

    Servicemembers from around the globe performed during Round 1 of the 2009 Operation Rising Star semifinals Saturday at Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Va. Six finalists were selected Monday and will be announced during the show to be broadcast Tuesday. Wednesday three competitors will be eliminated and that show will be broadcast Thursday. The winner will be revealed live at Wallace Friday.

  • Army to continue NHRA, NASCAR sponsorships

    Nov 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army Accessions Command announced Friday that the U.S. Army will continue its sponsorship of Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel dragster in the National Hot Rod Association and will return as a primary sponsor of Ryan Newman and the No. 39 Chevrolet Impala SS for 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2010.

  • Army's longest serving female command sergeant major retires

    Nov 17, 2009

    Although she won't formally retire until March 2010, a retirement ceremony was held for the longest serving female command sergeant major in the service.

  • Soldiers learning to 'bounce back' in Philly

    Nov 16, 2009

    In Philadelphia, the Army is equipping Soldiers with a new tool designed to help them better deal with the psychological effects of combat that can lead to post traumatic stress disorder.

  • 'Sarge' wins NHRA championship, pledges trophy to Hood families

    Nov 16, 2009

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, who pilots the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, captured his sixth straight NHRA Full Throttle world championship Sunday in the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway.

  • Dakota Guard commander visits troops in Kosovo, Africa

    Nov 16, 2009

    The North Dakota adjutant general spent two days in Kosovo with troops as they prepared to assume responsibility Nov. 14 for a U.S.-led NATO peacekeeping mission.

  • Soldiers in Europe prep for Afghanistan using advanced simulation

    Nov 16, 2009

    About 1,500 U.S., Romanian and Bulgarian soldiers enhanced their combat skills with the Deployable Instrumentation Systems Europe at the Babadag Training Area in eastern Romania and the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria from the beginning of August to the end of October as part of Joint Task Force-East's 2009 exercise.

  • Multi-state task force in Kosovo accepts transfer of authority

    Nov 14, 2009

    A new U.S.-led Kosovo Forces task force, made up of Soldiers from 37 states, officially took over responsibility of Multi-National Task Force-East on Saturday, joining units from five other NATO nations, all of which are maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement in Kosovo.

  • Study finds morale, mental health better in Iraq than Afghanistan

    Nov 13, 2009

    While the mental health and morale of Soldiers in Iraq is improving, according to the latest study, more behavioral-health providers are needed in Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Great American Smokeout Nov. 19 may be for you, if improving health and saving money interests you.

  • Army orders probe at Arlington National Cemetery, releases investigation findings

    Nov 13, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced Friday that he has ordered an investigation into allegations of lost accountability of some graves, poor record keeping and other issues at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • November: Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 13, 2009

    Chief Red Iron Hawk performs on a wood-carved flute during Fort Belvoir's American Indian Heritage Month celebration at the post's Community Center Nov. 12. President Obama proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month.

  • Rangers race in New York City marathon

    Nov 13, 2009

    For retired Capt. Chad Fleming, failure was not an option. The last few miles of the New York City Marathon loomed ahead as Fleming stopped again to readjust his prosthetic leg.

  • Ecuador's 'Amazonas' train with U.S. military to become 'River Rats'

    Nov 13, 2009

    Recognizing the importance of Riverine operations, the U.S. Military Group in Ecuador, in partnership with the Ecuadorian Army, began training together in October to enhance the capabilities of jungle units to control the rivers in their zones.

  • CSA unveils Medal of Honor plaque at Harvard

    Nov 12, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. helped unveil a plaque of Harvard Medal of Honor recipients during a Veterans Day observance at the university, then visited the gravesite of recent Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti.

  • President honors veterans: 'We are forever grateful'

    Nov 11, 2009

    "America will not let you down," President Barack Obama told veterans Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, emphasizing the message he wanted all to know is "we will take care of our own."

  • Veterans Day holds new meaning for Soldiers, Marines in Iraq

    Nov 11, 2009

    Surrounded by fellow servicemembers, 157 Soldiers and Marines representing 60 countries sat in the rotunda of Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Nov. 11, for a naturalization ceremony.

  • Soldier completes 100-mile walk

    Nov 10, 2009

    Lt. Col. Jack Usrey celebrated the one-year anniversary of his double-knee replacement surgery by finishing a 100-mile trek that spanned 67 hours and 15 minutes.

  • Vice President grieves with Fort Lewis for fallen Stryker Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden joined the Fort Lewis, Wash., community Tuesday to grieve the loss and honor the sacrifice of seven Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment.

  • V Corps vet recalls patrols on 20th anniversary of Berlin Wall falling

    Nov 10, 2009

    Cold War-era Berlin Wall patrols were a visible message to the East and West German people said the V Corps historian during a Nov. 5 ceremony for the opening of the Allied Museum's "Wall Patrol" exhibit.

  • New commander takes helm at U.S. Army South

    Nov 10, 2009

    The Army component of U.S. Southern Command marked a new chapter in its storied history as the former special assistant to the commanding general; U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, N.C., took command of U.S. Army South during a ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 9.

  • President says nation will always remember Fort Hood casualties

    Nov 10, 2009

    The nation will remember those who were killed during the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the president said during a memorial ceremony there.

  • MTV documentary follows Soldier's return to Iraq

    Nov 10, 2009

    MTV will honor America's veterans and servicemembers Wednesday by following a young noncommissioned officer as he returns to the battlefields of Iraq.

  • Army testing XM-25 'smart' high-explosive weapon for Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    A Soldier successfully shoulder-fired a 'smart' High Explosive Airburst, or HEAB, round for the first time Aug. 11, from the XM-25 weapon system at Aberdeen Test Center, Md.

  • Combat ID technology evaluated in joint exercise

    Nov 9, 2009

    An exercise designed to examine advanced combat identification technologies that can reduce the risk of fratricide on future battlefields wrapped up recently in North Carolina.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers continue to make a difference in Iraq, despite events at home

    Nov 9, 2009

    U.S. forces, Iraqi Security Forces and key political leaders of Wanah, a village in northern Iraq, gathered to celebrate the opening of a soccer field and watch the first match played there, Oct. 29.

  • 'Vibrant Response' teams respond to homeland emergency

    Nov 9, 2009

    The federal emergency response exercise Vibrant Response taking place at Camp Atterbury and other sites in Indiana is training troops how to respond to an emergency on American soil.

  • Ramadi students thank reconstruction team, brigade, for new classrooms

    Nov 9, 2009

    There is a crisp breeze on this overcast day, a reminder that, even in Iraq, fall is approaching. For U.S. forces here, that means a lot of things, but for the children of Ramadi, it means school is back in session.

  • Army awards $53-million contract for Everglades restoration

    Nov 9, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a construction contract Nov. 4 for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • In line of fire: Fort Hood first responders heroically save lives

    Nov 7, 2009

    "Pop, pop, pop." Those were the sounds Fort Hood's first responders heard when they arrived at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center on Fort Hood, Texas, Thursday.

  • McHugh, Casey, entire Army family stand with Fort Hood after unthinkable tragedy

    Nov 6, 2009

    After a moment of silence for those killed in the shootings Nov. 5, at Fort Hood, Texas, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army George W. Casey Jr. addressed Soldiers, family members and the press.

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