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  • Army psychiatrist: Military children have increased mental-health risk

    Oct 8, 2009

    The increasing mental-health needs of military children are taxing both the military and civilian health care systems.

  • Ceremony officially establishes ACC operational status

    Oct 8, 2009

    The Army celebrated the official full operational capability of the Army Contracting Command with a ceremony Thursday on the parade field at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • 'Thank you not enough' for veterans, says Fisher House CEO

    Oct 8, 2009

    Kenneth Fisher reached out to veteran organizations and community members in a call to action Wednesday, asking them to do more than just thank wounded warriors.

  • Education key to overcome PTSD stigma

    Oct 7, 2009

    The author of "Collateral Damage: How Can the Army Best Serve a Soldier with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder," spoke at an Association of the U.S. Army forum about the recommendations he made in his paper that he hopes will aid in better understanding how to care and treat mental health problems for Soldiers and their families.

  • More unmanned aircraft striving to eliminate IEDs

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Army trained more than 1,400 Soldiers, Marines and civilians to fly unmanned aircraft systems in 2009, and expects to train more than 2,300 in 2010.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems leading fight

    Oct 7, 2009

    The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles technology in the mid-1990s has made Unmanned Aircraft Systems the weapon of choice for the Army commanders engaged in contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Artillery needed at Afghan outposts says author

    Oct 7, 2009

    More artillery is needed to protect Soldiers at Afghan forward operating bases said one of the authors presenting his book Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Army urges all to 'Act to Prevent Domestic Abuse'

    Oct 7, 2009

    October's Army-wide Domestic Abuse Prevention Month will focus on what the "innocent bystander" can do to prevent domestic abuse.

  • Army plans resiliency training to deal with stress

    Oct 7, 2009

    Over the next few months, the Army will place renewed emphasis on its suicide-prevention training and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, two generals who head the programs said during the Family Forum at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Tuesday.

  • Chiarelli: Mental wounds 'no phantom issue'

    Oct 7, 2009

    The "signature wounds of this war" are post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday.

  • New SecArmy recognizes quality-of-life initiatives

    Oct 7, 2009

    New Army Secretary John McHugh recognized outstanding quality-of-life improvements, programs and best practices from around the Army during the second Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Tuesday.

  • 'Sergeant's Corner' explains special partnerships

    Oct 7, 2009

    Master Sgt. Alfred Zalenski described Special Forces partnerships during his "Sergeant's Corner" presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Symposium, Oct. 6.

  • SMA speaks to junior enlisted Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston addressed junior enlisted Soldiers during a seminar at the Association of the United States Army conference, Oct. 6, 2009.

  • Army leaders go 'green,' stress energy conservation

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Army is taking a number of steps to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency at commands worldwide.

  • Ten miles for support, remembrance, camaraderie

    Oct 6, 2009

    The Army Ten-Miler celebrated 25 years of running Sunday with Soldiers, families and friends joining together in the nation's capital to show their support for the service.

  • Mellinger says AMC technology saving lives

    Oct 6, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top enlisted Soldier spoke about advancements in war technology Monday and their effects on Soldiers.

  • CSA says Army will balance mission, troops for Afghanistan

    Oct 6, 2009

    Army leaders will work to provide the forces necessary to be successful in Afghanistan, while at the same time attempting to balance that demand with the needs of Soldiers and families, said the service's senior-most officer.

  • Deployment stress concerns Army enlisted leaders

    Oct 6, 2009

    As the White House debates sending as many as 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, the Army's top enlisted advisor said today that he is proud of the work Soldiers are doing everyday in both Afghanistan and Iraq, but the stress that Soldiers and their families incur from this effort is something that keeps him awake at night.

  • Army reaffirms Family Covenant

    Oct 6, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston reaffirmed the Army's commitment to Soldiers and their families by signing a family covenant Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting.

  • Team brings honor to South Dakota veterans

    Oct 6, 2009

    Last year, volunteers who make up the South Dakota Military Funeral Honors team sacrificed their time and comfort to honor the passing of more than 500 of South Dakota's veterans, by performing official honors ceremonies at their funerals.

  • American and Korean veterans pay tribute at memorial

    Oct 6, 2009

    Veterans of the Korean War, both American and Korean, gathered Monday with current U.S. Army and Republic of Korea leadership to pay tribute at the National Korean War Memorial.

  • Army names 7th Army NCO, 1ID Soldier as its 'best warriors'

    Oct 6, 2009

    An NCO academy leader in Germany and an intelligence specialist from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., earned top honors this past week at the Army's 2009 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Resiliency training to be given Army-wide

    Oct 6, 2009

    Officials describe Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and its implementation throughout the Army during a forum at the Association of the United States Army conference on Oct. 5, 2009.

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • McHugh: 'Failure is not an option'

    Oct 5, 2009

    The way ahead in Iraq and Afghanistan will be tough, but America's Soldiers can handle it, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • 25th Army Ten-Miler sets event records

    Oct 5, 2009

    The silver anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler produced event record times in the men's and women's divisions and the largest field of registered runners in the history of America's largest 10-mile race.

  • 'Pershing's Own' band gets first female CSM

    Oct 5, 2009

    The finest musicians in all of the Army gathered at Fort Myer, Va., on Friday to welcome the first female command sergeant major to the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Army CFC kicks off, goal $3.1 million

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Army National Capital Area Combined Federal Campaign kicked off today at the Pentagon with host Joseph W. Westphal, undersecretary of the Army opening this year's drive to raise $3.125 million, up from the 2008 goal of $2.95 million.

  • Three Army posts transform to joint bases

    Oct 2, 2009

    An Army installation in New Jersey and two in Virginia officially transformed Thursday to become part of new joint bases.

  • Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Oct. 3 with a mystery event and Combatives tournament.

  • Army must beat suicide stigma, general says

    Oct 2, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham and his wife Carol shared with a Forces Command gathering their personal story of losing their son Kevin to suicide in June 2003.

  • More than 300 Soldiers take to mat in Combatives

    Oct 2, 2009

    More than 300 Soldiers from around the world slugged it out over three straight days at Fort Benning, Ga., during the fifth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tournament.

  • Army answering flood of GI Bill questions

    Oct 2, 2009

    Three Soldiers in the Army's Enlisted Policy Division have been busy answering up to 100 questions daily from the field regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  • VA warns veterans of telephone prescription scam

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans not to give credit card numbers over the phone to callers claiming they will update VA prescription information.

  • Soldier brings back silver from World Wrestling Championships

    Oct 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers became the United States' second Greco-Roman wrestler to win three world-championship medals by taking the silver in the heavyweight division of the 2009 World Wrestling Championships at the MesseCenter in Herning Sept. 27.

  • Camp gives kids taste of deployment

    Oct 1, 2009

    It was no ordinary day at Sledgehammer Field on Kelley Hill as platoons performed physical fitness and practiced marching, Sept. 19. The training was for the children of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers to learn what their parents might encounter while deployed to Iraq.

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • Korean War veteran laid to rest after 59 years

    Oct 1, 2009

    A slow, rumbling drumbeat echoed across the hillsides of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation last weekend as a horse-drawn wagon carried the remains of a Korean War veteran home.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Sep 30, 2009

    During a visit with wounded warriors in Germany, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed challenges his Soldiers and their families have successfully faced in the last few years, and explained initiatives underway to help -- one of them scheduled to begin over the next month.

  • Army to pay tuition assistance direct to schools

    Sep 30, 2009

    Life should get a bit easier for Soldiers attending accredited colleges who have previously paid tuition out-of-pocket and then were reimbursed through the tuition assistance program.

  • Soldiers telling PTSD stories will decrease treatment stigma

    Sep 30, 2009

    It will take Soldiers telling about their successful treatment of post traumatic stress disorder to begin breaking down the stigma that prevents other troops from seeking care, said Brig. Gen. Colleen McGuire.

  • NASCAR drivers make pit stop at Walter Reed

    Sep 29, 2009

    On their way to Dover International Speedway for Sunday's AAA 400, NASCAR drivers made their annual pit stop at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Sept. 24, to thank troops and the families for their service and sacrifice for the nation.

  • CID deploys sexual-assault investigators following course

    Sep 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command graduated 22 new sexual-assault investigators Sept. 4, from the Special Victims Unit Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Byers wins silver for Team USA in Denmark

    Sep 29, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers became only the second United States' Greco-Roman wrestler ever to win three world-championship medals by taking the silver Sunday in Denmark.

  • Best Warrior Competition continues

    Sep 29, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition continues at Fort Lee, Va., as the 24 competitors faced a board consisting of six command sergeants major and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, on Sept. 28. The next day, the warriors were issued their combat gear, received reflexive-fire instruction and engaged in media interviews.

  • Engineers team up with robot at NTC to clear IEDs

    Sep 28, 2009

    More than 3,000 Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, just ended two weeks in the box at the National Training Center preparing for an upcoming deployment to Iraq, and a number of them conducted unique route-clearance training there with a Talon robot.

  • Scots play tribute to troops at Pentagon

    Sep 28, 2009

    The cadence of drums and sounds of bagpipes filled the air as the British Army's 20-member Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Corps entered the Pentagon courtyard Sept. 25 to put on a lunchtime show as an expression of admiration by the United Kingdom to America, its closest ally.

  • Army honors Gold Star Mothers at Pentagon

    Sep 28, 2009

    More than 20 Gold Star mothers met Friday at the Pentagon in the Hall of Heroes for recognition by Army senior leaders prior to the national "Gold Star Mother's Day" on Sunday.

  • 'Straight from Iraq' takes Gold

    Sep 25, 2009

    The U.S. Army and its advertising agency won Gold earlier this week at the prestigious Jay Chiat Awards for the strategic excellence of its online program, "Straight from Iraq."

  • Army remembers All-Hispanic regiment at Pentagon

    Sep 25, 2009

    In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Army welcomed Col. Gilberto N. Villahermosa to the Pentagon for a book-signing of his three year history project, "Honor and Fidelity, the 65th Infantry in Korea, 1950-1953," the country's first all-Hispanic regular Army regiment.

  • Army unveils new look for its National Museum

    Sep 25, 2009

    Army representatives have released a series of full-color architectural renderings for the National Museum of the United States Army, to be built next year at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Battle for 'Best Warrior' brings 24 elite Soldiers, NCOs to Fort Lee

    Sep 25, 2009

    From Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and NCOs officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee, Va., to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • Virtual aircraft prove their worth to trainers in Europe

    Sep 25, 2009

    For the first time in Europe, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army trained with virtual aircraft attacking real targets on the ground in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Army wrestlers set to take on world's best in Denmark

    Sep 25, 2009

    Pfc. Jeremiah Davis will compete Saturday at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships in Herning, Denmark, and two-time World Champion Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers will compete Sunday along with Spc. Faruk Sahin.

  • Ukrainians look to model NCO education after U.S.

    Sep 24, 2009

    Lessons learned at the Fires Center of Excellence will help the Ukrainian army develop its noncommissioned officers.

  • Vaccine shows promise in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 24, 2009) -- An Army-sponsored study has shown that administration of a specific combination of vaccines can reduce the potential to contract HIV by 31.2 percent.

  • Force out of balance, Preston says

    Sep 24, 2009

    We live in an era of persistent conflict, and that's not likely to change any time soon, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston said Wednesday on the final day of the annual Infantry Warfighting Conference in Columbus, Ga.

  • Al Quibla market helps bring 'sense of normalcy' to Basrah neighborhood

    Sep 23, 2009

    "If you build it, they will come" is a line made famous by the 1989 film "Field of Dreams." With the completion of the al Quibla market in Basrah City, it's a line the Basrah Provincial Reconstruction Team, civil affairs Soldiers from 17th Fires Brigade and Iraqi contractors hope rings true.

  • Vice president's wife discusses Guard 'Yellow Ribbon' program

    Sep 23, 2009

    Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joseph Biden, met Monday with Maj. Gen. Joseph Taluto, the adjutant general of New York.

  • 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.

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