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  • 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.

  • 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.

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