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  • USAMU Soldier takes gold at Benning match

    Sep 23, 2009

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shot their way onto the medal stand today at the 2009 International Rifle and Pistol Fall Selection "Champion of Champions" matches at Pool International Shooting Complex.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • First female commandant takes reins at Drill Sergeant School

    Sep 23, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King made it clear that even though she just made history Tuesday, she was more concerned with the immediate future.

  • Shotgun shooters qualify for 2010 World Championships

    Sep 22, 2009

    Five Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit earned berths last week on the 2010 U.S. World Championship team.

  • FEMA: Best emergency response is preparation

    Sep 22, 2009

    As National Preparedness Month draws to a close, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says the best way for Soldiers to contribute to emergency response is to prepare themselves and their families for disasters before they happen.

  • Soldier feedback vital to latest technologies

    Sep 22, 2009

    Meeting the needs of Soldiers in the fight is the top priority for senior Army leaders, but understanding those needs requires two-way communication.

  • Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor

    Sep 22, 2009

    "We're coming home, and we're damn excited about doing it," Maj. Gen. Mike Milano said when he took the stage alongside Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for the Infantry Warfighting Conference State of the Infantry and Armor address.

  • Ten best technologies recognized by Army

    Sep 21, 2009

    Combat gauze, the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System, and a new machine-gun cradle were among technologies recognized by U.S. Army Materiel Command during the "Top Ten Great Inventions of 2008" event held near the Pentagon.

  • Saving Soldiers from suicide: Army seeks to stamp out stigma

    Sep 21, 2009

    A phone call devastated his world, crumbling to dust his hopes and dreams for the future. He only survived because of an aware and caring battle buddy.

  • Newman finishes 7th in opening round of Chase

    Sep 21, 2009

    Ryan Newman posted a seventh-place finish in Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first round of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

  • John McHugh assumes duties as 21st Secretary of Army

    Sep 21, 2009

    John McHugh was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Army Monday, following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. As Secretary of the Army, McHugh has statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the U.S. Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management.

  • Ordnance begins new era at Fort Lee

    Sep 20, 2009

    After training Soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for nearly a century, the U.S. Army Ordnance School cased its colors, packed up and headed south.

  • PANAMAX: Teamwork against terrorism

    Sep 19, 2009

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen from all over the Western Hemisphere are here to conduct one of the largest multinational, joint exercises in the world - Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2009.

  • Newest Medal of Honor recipient honored at Pentagon

    Sep 18, 2009

    Department of Defense and Army officials inducted fallen hero Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in a ceremony Friday.

  • AW2 launches new Web site, Blog

    Sep 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program launched a redesigned Web site and blog Thursday as part of the program's realignment under the Army's Warrior Transition Command.

  • U.S. Army takes Gold in Chilean Army competition

    Sep 18, 2009

    SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, Chile (Sept 16, 2009) - Nine members of the 75th Ranger Regiment, from Fort Benning, Ga. participated in the Chilean Atacama Desert International Patrolling Competition 2009 held from Sept. 10-14 in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

  • Army warns against education counseling scams

    Sep 18, 2009

    Officials with the Army Continuing Education System caution that some civilian organizations are taking advantage of uninformed Soldiers.

  • President awards Medal of Honor

    Sep 18, 2009

    President Barack Obama posthumously awards Army Sgt. 1st. Class Jared C. Monti from the 10th Mountain Division the Medal of Honor and presents it to his parents Paul and Janet Monti Sept. 17 in the East Room of the White House. "Jared Monti saw danger before him and he went out to meet it," Obama said about the first Soldier to receive the medal for valor in Afghanistan.

  • New cammo pattern may blend in better in Afghanistan

    Sep 18, 2009

    Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan will soon see two new test camouflage patterns on the backs of fellow Soldiers.

  • POW/MIA Day: Honor our missing heroes

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - If there is a day to put away petty gripes, it is today. Each year, the third Friday of September is set aside to honor our prisoners of war and missing in action. It is a time to reflect on their sacrifices and remember their stories.

  • Chicago hosts Medal of Honor Convention

    Sep 17, 2009

    More than 45 recipients of the nation's highest award for valor converged on Soldiers Field in Chicago, Ill., Tuesday for a Medal of Honor Convention, also attended by hundreds of other servicemembers and appreciative citizens.

  • MP teams battle in warfighter competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Army's 13th annual Military Police Warfighter competition began Tuesday and concludes Friday with 34 three-person MP teams from across the Army competing in more than 10 events.

  • Iraqi medics, engineers improve their skills

    Sep 16, 2009

    Sergeants from the 38th Iraqi Army Brigade received instruction on combat casualty assessment from their U.S. counterparts in Maysan province recently at Camp Sparrowhawk.

  • Soldier wellness, mental health top priorities for Army

    Sep 16, 2009

    With Soldier suicides reaching what Army leadership is calling "alarming numbers," a renewed emphasis is being placed on the mental well-being of Soldiers, the Army's second-in-charge said Sept. 13.

  • Vice chief outlines need for new ground combat vehicle

    Sep 16, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli said today's non-contiguous battlefield demands the development of platforms capable of operating in multiple environments.

  • Iraqi generals say their soldiers ready, well-trained

    Sep 16, 2009

    Iraqi soldiers have been well trained and are prepared to defend Iraq, say two of the nation's generals.

  • Army Reserve memorializes Soldier with center dedication

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Army honored a fallen warrior at a dedication ceremony for the Capt. John E. Smathers U.S. Army Reserve Center Saturday.

  • Army Reserve opens first 'virtual installation' in Rochester

    Sep 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve's top officer and his wife joined Rochester civic and business leaders Saturday for an official opening of the nation's first Army Strong Community Center or "virtual installation."

  • Kentucky exempts Soldiers from state income tax

    Sep 14, 2009

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed the state's military tax exemption bill Sept. 9, in a ceremony at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

  • Karmah Initiative bears first fruit with school, diwan

    Sep 14, 2009

    The opening of the first of two dozen new and refurbished schools and a new meeting place were celebrated Sept. 9, in an area northwest of Baghdad thought by many to be lost to poverty and violence.

  • 'Soldiers' NCO' earns Medal of Honor for heroic deeds in Afghanistan

    Sep 14, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti would have done anything for his Soldiers, so after the initial shock, no one was surprised that he sacrificed his life to save another Soldier during an intense firefight with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, June 21, 2006.

  • New MRAP training in Europe building Soldier confidence

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are the first in Europe to use MRAPs as part of their mission rehearsal exercise in August and September at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area.

  • Soldiers take to stage for 'Spirit of America'

    Sep 12, 2009

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and The United States Army Band, performed Spirit of America over the weekend at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

  • Guard members join Texas Rangers along Mexican border

    Sep 11, 2009

    Texas National Guard members have been asked by Gov. Rick Perry to support a special group of Texas Rangers called "Ranger Recon Teams" at high-traffic and high-crime areas along the Mexican border.

  • Feeding Soldiers becomes easier with new kitchen system

    Sep 11, 2009

    Soldiers deployed to remote locations in Iraq and Afghanistan have recently been using charcoal and wooden pallets to create a "grill" to cook meals. However, the Expeditionary TRICON Kitchen System is changing that.

  • President remembers 9/11 victims at Pentagon

    Sep 11, 2009

    As a steady rain fell down on the southwest side of the Pentagon, a spot where eight years ago, American Airlines Flight 77 smashed into the building, families of the 184 who were killed gathered to pay tribute to their loved ones.

  • 'JTF Empire Shield' still serving after 8 years

    Sep 11, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael Wilson stands watch outside Penn Station in New York City as part of a National Guard task force that has continuously served since the terrorist attacks eight years ago.

  • AAFES takes Army Family Covenant message 'to the streets'

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is hitting the road with a message that says the Army cares.

  • Essay winner asserts change needed in NCO education

    Sep 10, 2009

    "Educating the Strategic Corporal: A Paradigm Shift" took first place in this year's Gen. William E. DePuy writing competition on leadership.

  • Pentagon civilians reflect on 9/11 at year-old memorial

    Sep 10, 2009

    On the eve of the eight-year anniversary of 9/11, Pentagon employees who witnessed that tragedy first-hand took time to reflect from inside the memorial built to commemorate that day.

  • Robotics Rodeo demos technology to save Soldiers' lives

    Sep 10, 2009

    With all the displays down, robots safely packed away and evaluation sheets handed in, it was time to conclude the Fort Hood, Texas, Robotics Rodeo.

  • Williams leads early qualifiers in Military Long Drive Championship

    Sep 9, 2009

    Utah Army National Guard Capt. Jeremy Williams is the early leader in the clubhouse as local qualifying rounds wind down in the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP.

  • Army trains Marines in Alaska wilderness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Members of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command are preparing for Afghanistan's rugged terrain by training in the wilds of Alaska with some help from Soldiers.

  • New selection process, assignment procedures for CSMs in 2010

    Sep 9, 2009

    Beginning in October 2010, the Army will hold command sergeant major selection boards that will mirror the current officer selection process where new commanders are centrally selected and assigned to battalions and brigades.

  • PRT-Zabul helps reconnect Afghans, government

    Sep 9, 2009

    A country's future depends upon the people connecting with the government. Afghanistan has held only its second democratic elections since ousting the Taliban in 2001 and now is trying to rebuild the government's relationship with its people. Coalition forces provide a helping hand through the use of Provincial Reconstruction Teams.

  • American Legion signs Army Community Covenant

    Sep 8, 2009

    The American Legion, a veterans' organization with a membership of 2.7 million men and women, brought nearly 6,000 state representatives, top political and military officials, and Miss America to its 91st national convention in Louisville, Ky., to sign a nationwide Army Community Covenant.

  • Soldiers testing unmanned vehicles, sensors at Bliss

    Sep 8, 2009

    Soldiers with the Army Evaluation Task Force at Fort Bliss, Texas, are now in the midst of a limited user test that will move equipment that's part of the Early Infantry Brigade Capability Package one step closer to being in the hands of Soldiers.

  • Newman fights back to finish 9th in Atlanta

    Sep 8, 2009

    Ryan Newman made another late-race charge to post a ninth-place finish in Sunday night's Pep Boys Auto 500 Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • Iraqi soldiers graduate bomb school

    Sep 8, 2009

    A single Iraqi solider wearing a red beret stood against the wall and began to sing. Soon the rest of the 34th Level IV graduating class of Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal School joined in the IA warrior song in celebration after receiving their course certificates Aug 26.

  • ACOR: protecting Army assets, linguist rights

    Sep 8, 2009

    Here on Camp Victory one man is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of more than 3,500 linguists while simultaneously ensuring they fulfill their contract with the military. "My job is to protect the interest of the Army first and foremost, and the integrity of the mission," Maj. David Russo, Assistant Contracting Officer's Representative, explained. "That being said, there is no sweeping under the rug, every issue presented by a linguist or a member of a unit must be looked into."

  • Study points to fats, carbs as 'brain food'

    Sep 3, 2009

    A high-fat diet, at least for a few days, could enhance mental performance, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.

  • Former NFL quarterback speaks on suicide prevention

    Sep 3, 2009

    Former NFL Detroit Lions' quarterback Eric Hipple paid a call on Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the Pentagon today to discuss ideas on suicide prevention among Soldiers.

  • Contractor jobs identified for conversion to government

    Sep 3, 2009

    About 1,450 contractor positions at AMCOM will be converted to Army civilian during the next three years. Col. Scott Campbell, deputy executive director of the AMCOM Contracting Center, discussed the plan Thursday at the 2009 Advance Planning Briefings for Industry.

  • West Point Negotiation Project aims sights at small-unit leader impact

    Sep 3, 2009

    It was a sunny, 112-degree day at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The platoon leader, a second lieutenant preparing for her first deployment to Iraq, had just finished a negotiation with the mayor of a local village. "How do you think it went'" Maj. Aram Donigian, Dept. of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership negotiation instructor, asked.

  • Army expects H1N1 vaccine in October

    Sep 3, 2009

    Soldiers and families can expect to get two flu shots this year. In addition to the conventional flu shot administered each fall, the H1N1 or "Swine Flu" vaccine should be available by mid-October.

  • Army Family Covenant improves readiness by 'training the trainer'

    Sep 2, 2009

    Soon, every garrison Army Community Service or ACS center will have master trainers to train others in the best methods of instructing, briefing and facilitating.

  • Robotics Rodeo aims to save lives

    Sep 2, 2009

    A Robotics Rodeo began Tuesday with exhibitors from all over America descending on Fort Hood, Texas, to show off the latest advancements in robotics technology.

  • Army medical center, mothers help others through cord blood donation

    Sep 2, 2009

    Womack Army Medical Center officials announced their cord blood donation program Aug. 31 and are now the seventh collection site for the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University Medical Center.

  • VA suicide-prevention program adds chat service

    Sep 2, 2009

    The suicide-prevention campaign of the Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its outreach to all veterans by piloting an online, one-to-one "chat service" for veterans who prefer reaching out for assistance using the Internet.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • Holiday Greetings teams set to tape at 60 locations

    Sep 1, 2009

    Taping for one of the most recognizable holiday programs in America will begin soon, months before wreaths are hung and lights are strung in homes across the country.

  • Army to assess, revise Combat Lifesaver training

    Sep 1, 2009

    In a fragmentary order dated Aug. 25, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command suspended intravenous training from the Combat Lifesaver Course beginning Sept. 1.

  • Byers set to wrestle world's best Greco-Roman heavyweights

    Sep 1, 2009

    Greco-Roman heavyweight wrestler Dremiel Byers recently joined the ranks of senior NCOs with his promotion to sergeant first class, and is preparing to represent the Army on Team USA at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships, scheduled for Sept. 21-27 in Herning, Denmark.

  • Helmet sensors providing data that may decrease brain injury

    Sep 1, 2009

    For the past year, almost 7,000 sensors mounted on helmets in Iraq and Afghanistan have been collecting data on blast trauma from improvised explosive devices.

  • Safety Center promotes National Preparedness Month

    Aug 31, 2009

    In September, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center joins forces with the Ready Army team to observe National Preparedness Month and encourage every member of the Army family to commit themselves to a constant state of readiness.

  • New online program to track grades, attendance will give parents more information

    Aug 28, 2009

    More than 80,000 students will soon begin the 2009-2010 school year in Department of Defense Education Activity schools around the world.

  • Training prepares employees for transition

    Aug 28, 2009

    During the past two years, more than 1,100 Army, Navy and Air Force employees working at 13 service-run maintenance depots, industrial sites and shipyards joined the Defense Logistics Agency work force.

  • Fort Benning tests new M-8 bandoleer

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the Maneuver Battle Lab's experimentation force tossed around the current M-8 bandoleer and a candidate replacement version during a weeklong assessment on Fort Benning.

  • Riggers win Army competition

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Home of the Infantry now has the added distinction of being home to the best rigger company in the Army. After a weeklong competition Aug. 10-14 at Fort Bragg, N.C., against nine teams from the U.S. and Europe, the parachute riggers of E Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, came out on top at the 2009 Rigger Rodeo.

  • Guard's Patriot Academy gives dropouts second chance

    Aug 27, 2009

    Only months ago, four dozen high-school dropouts from around the country faced a bleak future and limited opportunities in the work force. Now they are Soldiers at the Patriot Academy, on their way to earning their high-school diplomas and credits toward a college degree.

  • Soldiers try to maintain 'cool' during Battle Lab experiment

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army is looking at ways to keep Soldiers cooler in the desert and reduce the number of heat-related illnesses within the ranks.

  • Soldiers provide goods, goodwill to Iraqi villages

    Aug 27, 2009

    Soldiers handed out humanitarian aid packages of food and supplies to the citizens of Faddaqhryah and Bahar in southern Iraq, Aug. 18.

  • Commentary: My wife saved my life

    Aug 27, 2009

    Walking with my surgeon from the exam room to his office to schedule my impending surgery, I told him it was my wife's concern about an unsightly mole on my back that sent me to a dermatologist.

  • Special Delivery: Logisticians complete huge fuselage move

    Aug 27, 2009

    A 5,000-mile sea and land odyssey that began at an Orange County, Calif., testing facility came to an end Aug. 22 at Fort Lee, Va. A hulking Air Force C-17 aircraft fuselage is now in its final resting place following the 32-day move.

  • On Capitol Hill, female Soldiers discuss equality

    Aug 26, 2009

    The Army and the Congressional Woman's Caucus on Issues teamed up Aug. 26 on Capitol Hill for a Women's Equality Day presentation titled "Women NCOs in the U.S. Army."

  • Iraq drawdown moves into second phase as planners discuss challenges

    Aug 26, 2009

    As Multi-National Corps - Iraq moves into the second phase of the drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq, it faces challenges ranging from the withdrawal of people and material ranging from roughly 80,000 servicemembers to a connex filled with pink roller skates.

  • Romanian president visits Joint Task Force-East

    Aug 26, 2009

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania (Aug. 26, 2009) -- The president of Romania, Traian Basescu, and other distinguished guests visited U.S. and Romanian Land Force servicemembers Monday participating in the 2009 Joint Task Force-East exercise at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airfield.

  • Women's Equality Day celebrates universal suffrage

    Aug 26, 2009

    Soldiers will celebrate Women's Equality Day Wednesday with lunches, lectures, fun runs and other observances across the Army.

  • Army aims to stop flow of paper money to Iraq, Afghanistan

    Aug 25, 2009

    The United States hasn't gone cashless quite yet, but in Afghanistan and Iraq, that's the goal -- at least when it comes to the way the Army plans to conduct business there.

  • Guard opens first Patriot Academy for dropouts

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Indiana Army National Guard is hosting the grand opening and dedication of the first Patriot Academy, where high school dropouts who want to serve in the Guard can earn their diplomas.

  • Army Capstone Concept balances winning today's wars with preparing for future conflict

    Aug 24, 2009

    "We have to be able to defeat the enemy, conduct security operations, and also conduct a broad range of activities while conducting stability operations - and be able to transition continuously across the spectrum of offensive, defensive, stability and civil-support operations." said Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate.

  • C-17 fuselage moves across country to new school

    Aug 24, 2009

    Fort Lee was the final stop in a unique logistics operation Aug. 22, as a giant C-17 cargo aircraft fuselage arrived from California to its new home in Virginia. Soldiers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade at Fort Eustis used an Army tugboat and Army Warping Tugs to push the fuselage on a floating causeway to a site on the Appomattox River. The 170-foot-long, 25-foot-high fuselage will become a part of a new multi-mode training site at Fort Lee, where more than 2,000 military students will be trained annually.

  • Soldiers help develop emerging Army systems

    Aug 24, 2009

    Soldier designs and feedback are helping shape combat systems being developed at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Soldiers take time out to teach new shooters

    Aug 24, 2009

    Every summer at Camp Perry, Ohio, prior to the National Rifle and Pistol Trophy Matches, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit take time out of their own training to pass their knowledge and shooting skills on to the next generation of American shooters.

  • Newman charges to 6th-place finish in Bristol

    Aug 24, 2009

    A calculated pit strategy plus a late-race charge resulted in a sixth-place finish for Ryan Newman in Saturday night's Sharpie 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • Selfless service: Soldier pulls pregnant woman from burning car

    Aug 24, 2009

    A few years ago, Brittany Bragwell's grandmother gave her an angel figurine that had the inscription, "Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly."

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • BenAfAt Laboratories' line of sight goes beyond cannon

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Army's BenAfAt Laboratories conducted in Albany Thursday its first Black Silicon symposium that was attended by more than 20 representatives from such institutions as Harvard, MIT, RPI, and the Army Research Laboratories. BenAfAt is well known for its work at the Watervliet Arsenal in research, development, and prototype production of large caliber weapon systems. What most people don't know, however, is that much of BenAfAt's research for cannon and tank development also enhances capability for a variety of Soldier systems, from infrared devices to stereo lithographic modeling.

  • Fort Myer reaffirms community covenant

    Aug 21, 2009

    The Fort Myer Military Community garrison commander and vice chairman of the Arlington County Board reaffirm the Army Community Covenant at the Arlington County Fair, a year after Fort Myer and Arlington County signed the original covenant.

  • Iraqi Police train working dogs in explosives, narcotics detection

    Aug 21, 2009

    Chew toys and leashes in hand, Iraqi Police and their working dogs arrived here, Aug. 16, to fine tune their skills in basic obedience and explosive-detection techniques.

  • National Airborne Day marks first jump in 1940

    Aug 21, 2009

    The 69th National Airborne Day was celebrated by more than 2,000 guests at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Soldiers stay in touch with new post Internet provider

    Aug 20, 2009

    Mobilizing Soldiers hoping to stay in touch with their loved ones back home now have a better way to do so here with the recent inclusion of a new Internet service provider.

  • VA reaching out to suppliers, contractors

    Aug 20, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is strengthening its working relationship with the private-sector to improve service for veterans, cut costs for taxpayers and enhance the operation of federal employees, VA's Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould said recently.

  • Pilot program allows Soldier self-referral for alcohol treatment

    Aug 20, 2009

    A pilot program underway now at some Army installations allows Soldiers who think they might have a problem with alcohol to seek out help without risk to their careers.

  • Three water pump stations open in Qayarrah

    Aug 20, 2009

    U.S. Forces in Ninewa province are working in conjunction with the Government of Iraq and local city councils to renovate three water pump stations for several communities south of here to provide water to some of the most remote villages in the area.

  • Commentary: Asking for help... A step in the right direction

    Aug 20, 2009

    A Soldier paces back and forth his 22nd floor suite with a room key in his hand. It's well past lunchtime and he's starving, but he can't stop pacing. He's checked himself from head to toe, but something still isn't right. He has his keys, wallet, sunglasses, extra money and a small knife in his waistband.

  • Coordinated effort protects Afghan voters

    Aug 20, 2009

    Afghans took to the streets Thursday to exercise their right to vote. In the Zabul province, local authorities worked together to provide security for polling stations across the province. The Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and International Security Assistance Force coordinated security for more than 40 polling stations.

  • Army breaks ground on vehicle research facility

    Aug 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army's Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center broke ground Monday on the Department of Defense's pioneering Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory.

  • Contracts awarded for national cemetery near Philadelphia

    Aug 19, 2009

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that VA has awarded two contracts totaling $8.7 million to prepare the new "Washington Crossing National Cemetery" near Philadelphia for its first burials.

  • Army delivers state-of-art helicopter to patrol border

    Aug 19, 2009

    With a handshake and the passing of a log book and keys, representatives from the Utility Helicopter Project Office to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency marked the delivery of the first of four UH-60M aircraft that will enter CBP service by July 2010.

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