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  • 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.

  • AKO, DKO increase security measures

    Aug 19, 2009

    The Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online Web portals are changing procedures for users who log on without a common access card.

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

    Some 50 Soldiers will finish up "master resiliency training" this week in Philadelphia, Pa., as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Building trust at 2009 LandWarNet Conference

    Aug 18, 2009

    "You have to think big. You have to think together." That was the first of many messages from the key speaker at the opening plenary session of the 2009 LandWarNet Conference here. The LWN Conference runs Aug. 18-22, and is a joint knowledge symposium headed by the Army's Chief Information Office/G-6 and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association designed to bring government and industry together to share ideas, best business practices, and future initiatives.

  • Iraqi Police graduate basic recruit training

    Aug 18, 2009

    In the new "advise and assist" phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom, coalition forces are training Iraqi Security Forces to conduct combat operations instead of mounting unilateral combat operations.

  • National Guard embraces social media

    Aug 18, 2009

    Even in the 140-character brevity demanded of a tweet, the enthusiasm was evident: "Just shot my first rounds from a M1A1 Main Battle Tank. Killed 3 of 4 targets. Best Tank on the planet!"

  • BOSS Soldiers learn SHARP skills at conference

    Aug 18, 2009

    The battle to rid the Army of sexual assault and harassment was taken to new heights last week, as members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers chapters gathered at the 2009 Department of the Army BOSS Forum here.

  • Army civilians inducted into Senior Fellows program

    Aug 18, 2009

    Twelve civilians selected by the Army secretariat board have been inducted into the Senior Fellows program where they will spend the next two to three years undergoing executive education while gaining professional experience.

  • Soldier-mechanics share tricks of trade with Iraqis

    Aug 17, 2009

    Soldiers and Iraqi police officers conducted Humvee maintenance training Aug. 12, that will help provide a sustainable, Iraqi-driven support system after U.S. forces have been completely withdrawn from the country.

  • Clearance team ensures safe roads from Maysan to Basra

    Aug 17, 2009

    Combat engineers assigned to Task Force Saber performed their final route clearance mission in southern Maysan province before packing up and heading to the new territory of Basra Province, July 20.

  • Specialist takes gold at world shotgun championship

    Aug 17, 2009

    It may be wise to make sure you are in the presence of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Vincent Hancock next Aug. 16. Hancock reigned over the entire field of competitors Aug. 16 and won the gold medal in Men's Skeet at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia.

  • Soldier takes silver at world shotgun competition

    Aug 14, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Jeff Holguin took home a silver medal Aug. 13 in Men's Double Trap at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia.

  • National Guard to add Liberia to state partnership program

    Aug 14, 2009

    This year the National Guard State Partnership Program will add another country to its ever expanding line-up in Africa.

  • Ceremony honors forgotten vets of 'Operation Dragoon'

    Aug 13, 2009

    Thirty World War II veterans from across the country traveled to Arlington National Cemetery Aug. 5, for the first formal U.S. ceremony honoring veterans who participated in Operation Dragoon, the allied invasion of Southern France in August of 1944.

  • Largest-ever ILE class begins

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fifty-eight flags representing the 67 international students from those countries were place alongside the United States colors during the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course opening day ceremony Aug. 10 in Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium.

  • Operation Homelink helps families stay connected during deployment

    Aug 12, 2009

    Helping families stay connected during a deployment is vital to the morale of all involved.

  • Guard, Reserve partner to help employ returning troops

    Aug 12, 2009

    In a move the first of its kind, the Army Reserve struck a partnership with the Indiana National Guard to better provide employment opportunities for Soldiers returning home from deployment.

  • Army's top sergeant visits COB Basra

    Aug 12, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told troops at Contingency Operating Base Basra Aug. 4, that his top three topics were stress, recruiting and retention, and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.

  • Spirit of America returns Sept. 11-12

    Aug 11, 2009

    For the first time since 2005, Spirit of America, the highly visual, live-action Army show that celebrates the spirit, strength and history of the country and the American Soldier returns to the National Capital Region Sept. 11 and 12 at George Mason Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.

  • Educated Soldiers win wars, TRADOC tells educators

    Aug 11, 2009

    "The side that has the smartest Soldiers ... is the side that wins war."

  • Self-defense class aims to prevent sexual assault in Basra

    Aug 11, 2009

    "You're not fighting in the UFC... you're not there to stick around and fight," said Sgt. 1st Class Erin James as he taught the Multi-National Division-South self-defense class.

  • BOSS marks 20 years with new logo at conference

    Aug 11, 2009

    Soldiers and Army civilians kicked off the 2009 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers annual conference Monday with recognition of the organization's 20-year existence, a new logo and a birthday cake.

  • Wounded warrior promotes his hero to sergeant

    Aug 11, 2009

    A Soldier who lost both of his legs in Iraq but still remains in service went to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 6, to promote the Soldier who he credits with saving his life.

  • U.S., Pakistani military develop counter-insurgency plans

    Aug 11, 2009

    Senior leaders from the Pakistani and United States Armies met in Atlanta for U.S. Army Central's counterinsurgency seminar recently.

  • Commentary: Soldiers reflect on 'golden year'

    Aug 11, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Soldiers Sgt. Glenn Eller and Spc. Vincent Hancock embraced all that comes with being crowned Olympic champions the only way they knew how: with the dedication, expertise and professionalism instilled in every Soldier at the USAMU.

  • Safety courses move to Army Learning Management System

    Aug 10, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center staff migrated 15 of the center's main distance learning courses from the Army Training Support Center Blackboard system to the Army Learning Management System, know as ALMS.

  • First MRAP course in Europe stresses common-sense safety

    Aug 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team were the first European-based troops to attend the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's initial Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, Operators Course during the last week of July.

  • Soldiers who helped film 'GI Joe' now in combat theater

    Aug 7, 2009

    One of the Soldiers in the opening scenes of "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra," won't be able to see the film's debut this weekend.

  • Army on track to power Fort Irwin with sunshine

    Aug 7, 2009

    Out in California, the Army has chosen a developer to build a 500-megawatt solar power plant that will provide Fort Irwin with "energy security."

  • Soldiers can find a sympathetic ear online, through TRIAP

    Aug 7, 2009

    Soldiers who need somebody to talk to, any time of the day or night, can turn to the TRICARE Assistance Program.

  • Forbes ranks West Point as nation's top college

    Aug 7, 2009

    A report released Wednesday by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the top college in the country in their America's Best College review.

  • Road to Military Long Drive Championship opens in San Diego

    Aug 6, 2009

    Local qualifying competitions in the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7Up began today at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

  • Shoplifting drops at post exchanges

    Aug 6, 2009

    High-tech electronic article surveillance systems, eagle-eyed closed-circuit television cameras and an aggressive youth shoplifting awareness campaign helped take "a bite out of crime" at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities last year as shoplifting cases dropped 15.7 percent from 2007.

  • Aviation Test Center relocates to Redstone

    Aug 6, 2009

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center deactivated the unit and cased their colors Friday at Fort Rucker's Cairns Army Airfield.

  • Army Soldier Show begins 2nd half of tour

    Aug 6, 2009

    The Army Soldier Show, on the road since the April 24 performance at its Fort Belvoir, Va., home garrison, just completed the first show of literally, the second half of its tour in downtown San Antonio, Texas, just off base from what will become its new home garrison at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Mass jump, command change highlight Ranger Rendezvous

    Aug 6, 2009

    More than 1,000 Rangers participated in a mass tactical airborne operation Monday beginning Ranger Rendezvous 2009, which culminated Thursday with the 75th Ranger Regiment change of command.

  • For first time, medical recruiter named best

    Aug 5, 2009

    The Army's best recruiters and career counselors were honored during a ceremony Aug. 5, at the Pentagon for their contributions to the all-volunteer force.

  • NCO first to receive Pace Award

    Aug 5, 2009

    For the first time in the history of the Pace Award, which was created in 1962, a noncommissioned officer has also been selected as an award recipient alongside an Army officer and Army civilian.

  • Vets remember Operation Dragoon

    Aug 5, 2009

    Retired Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns Aug. 5, in recognition of the 65th anniversary of "Operation Dragoon," the landing of allied troops in Southern France.

  • Army developing master resiliency training

    Aug 5, 2009

    The Army has been working with the University of Pennsylvania to develop master resiliency training that will soon be taught to Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • California vets, Guard members may get more from new GI Bill

    Aug 5, 2009

    Veterans attending private schools in California will now be able to receive more benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill due to an administrative fix announced Tuesday.

  • Hawaii-based divers repair Alaskan breakwater

    Aug 4, 2009

    Seventeen members of the Army's 7th Diving Team, stationed at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, traded in their board shorts and t-shirts for dry suits and sweatshirts July 14, as they began a month-long mission to repair a floating breakwater system at Bar Point Harbor in Ketchikan, Alaska.

  • Army to open new ground-vehicle lab in Michigan

    Aug 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army will host an official groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 17, for the Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory in Warren, Mich.

  • Purple Heart Day to feature violas Friday

    Aug 4, 2009

    Violas, rare purple flowers that blossom but once a year, will be passed out Aug. 7, Purple Heart Day.

  • Enterprise Task Force engages business leaders

    Aug 4, 2009

    The Army's new Enterprise Task Force held its first engagement with business leaders July 23-24, by hosting 20 industry and academic leaders from Kentucky at the Pentagon and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Senators hear of Guard chemical exposure in Iraq

    Aug 4, 2009

    Three former National Guard members told a Senate committee Monday they were exposed to a deadly chemical with long-term health effects while serving in Iraq.

  • Vice says mental health more than stopping suicides

    Aug 3, 2009

    The Army must go beyond preventing Soldier suicides, and take a look at addressing other symptoms of a force struggling with eight years of persistent conflict, said the service's vice chief.

  • Corps of Engineers delivers San Diego border security project

    Aug 3, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting atop an earthen berm built by the Corps of Engineers marked the completion of a $59 million Department of Homeland Security border infrastructure project in southern California.

  • Iraqi border posts testing wind, solar power

    Aug 3, 2009

    Two border outposts near Badrah, Iraq, are now using solar panels and a large wind turbine to generate electrical power.

  • Wrestler's championship dream endures long road to Denmark

    Aug 3, 2009

    Spc. Faruk Sahin probably will represent more groups than any Team USA wrestler when he steps onto the mat at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships, scheduled for Sept. 21-27 in Herning, Denmark.

  • Vet awarded Purple Heart after 64 years

    Jul 31, 2009

    On Jan. 24, 1945 Staff Sgt. Russell A. Coyle was serving as a tanker with the 781st Tank Battalion in Nuberg, France when he was hit in the leg by enemy shrapnel. Today, in a Pentagon ceremony among family and friends, Coyle was presented his Purple Heart by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli. As soon as the general pinned the Purple Heart on the 89-year-old Coyle, he presented him with a framed set of seven other awards Coyle had not received due to misplaced paperwork. The vet who saw action in Germany, France and Austria also received an Expert Badge with Submachine Gun Bar, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Bronze Star Attachment (Triple), the Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII along with Good Conduct, American Campaign and World War II Victory medals.

  • Army hosts biennial conference of historians

    Jul 31, 2009

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli presented Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Garrett, Ph.D., with the U.S. Army Center of Military History, with a Legion of Merit. The presentation occurred during the seventeenth biennial Conference of Army Historians, July 28-30, in Arlington, Va. The theme for the conference was "Phase IV Operations: Exiting War."

  • Army launches new officer recruitment campaign

    Jul 31, 2009

    A new multimedia recruiting campaign kicks off Aug. 3, aimed at raising awareness of the opportunities and professional paths available to those who want to become Army officers.

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

    Initial officer training will see changes later this year as part of the Army's ongoing effort to improve force generation and make better use of personnel and training resources.

  • Army hosts counterinsurgency seminar with Pakistani military

    Jul 30, 2009

    Senior leaders from the Pakistani and U.S. Army met in Atlanta, Ga., July 20-24 for the Third Army/U.S. Army Central's counterinsurgency seminar.

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