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  • SEALs train with Army pilots in Northern Edge

    Jun 23, 2009

    A Navy SEAL team worked with Army pilots in a training evolution of Exercise Northern Edge 2009, designed to promote and develop interoperability between the two branches.

  • Soldier wins gold at World Cup

    Jun 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Hadden of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit prevailed at the 2009 San Marino World Cup competition, earning the gold medal in the Trap event.

  • Amputee combat vets return to Iraq for 'proper exit'

    Jun 23, 2009

    Six amputee combat veterans put their uniforms back on and returned to Iraq Sunday for the first time since sustaining their injuries in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Working to save best parts of Future Combat Systems

    Jun 23, 2009

    Assigned since July 2008 as deputy program manager for the Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team-Network Integration, Brig. Gen. Lee Price has been overseeing a program that is facing its own demise. "FCS will be terminated," she said, speaking to about 250 business and industry executives at a membership luncheon for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Women in Defense on June 18 at the Huntsville Marriott. "FCS consists of 14 different combat vehicles, eight of those are manned combat vehicles. We are trying to figure out how these systems can be worked into the current formation."

  • Army's increased emphasis on safety has reduced accidental deaths since 2005

    Jun 23, 2009

    In the past several years, Army efforts to increase safety has decreased the number of Soldier deaths due to off-duty activities such as motorcycling.

  • Army Reserve holds initial IRR Muster in Tampa

    Jun 23, 2009

    In the first of many to come, the U.S. Army Reserve Command held the initial Individual Ready Reserve Muster here in May. The IRR Muster will be an annual event, held at various locations around the country, where Soldiers assigned to the IRR report to a central location in order to maintain accountability and update their files.

  • National Guard tests emergency response at Vigilant Guard

    Jun 22, 2009

    The National Guard tested its emergency response capabilities and strengthened its relationships with other emergency response agencies last weekend at Vigilant Guard 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Transcontinental convoy rolls through Iowa

    Jun 22, 2009

    More than 200 people greeted the 2009 MVPA convoy when it rolled through drizzling rain into Clinton, Iowa, on its re-creation of the 1919 convoy, which set the foundations for our modern interstate highway system.

  • USASMA hands out diplomas to 274 Nonresident Course students

    Jun 22, 2009

    Filling the seats of the Kenneth W. Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Friday, 274 Sergeants Major Nonresident Course (NRC) students ended an educational trek that took some almost two years to complete. The ceremony marked the culmination of long-distance instruction that parallels that of the resident course curriculum, but is designed for those master sergeants, first sergeants, sergeant majors and command sergeant majors whose jobs or career paths made it difficult to complete the nine-month resident course.

  • Commentary: Old-fashioned reg knowledge sparks smoke

    Jun 22, 2009

    What happened to the good-old days, when Army regulations, field manuals and standard operating procedures were regarded as more than just booster seats for second lieutenants'

  • Aca,!EoeAmalgam DartAca,!a,,c tests NORTHCOMAca,!a,,cs air defense

    Jun 22, 2009

    Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors tested months of planning and preparation, June 18-20, with a major U.S. Northern Command air defense exercise.

  • Reliving the 1919 Army Transcontinental Convoy 90 years later

    Jun 19, 2009

    Nearly 90 years ago on July 7, 1919, the country's first Army transcontinental convoy of 81 brand new military vehicles departed from mile marker zero near the White House heading cross-country via the Lincoln Highway to San Francisco, Calif.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 19, 2009

    Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, director of the Army Staff, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the annual Army Birthday Run at Fort Myer, Va., June 19.

  • Army takes steps in H1N1 prevention

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army is currently taking steps to help prevent and stop the spread of the H1N1 virus for Soldiers at home and abroad.

  • Army seeks nominees for outstanding electronic warfare unit

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army Electronic Warfare Division at the Pentagon is currently soliciting nominations for the 2009 Army Outstanding Unit Award.

  • Soldiers, singers, songwriters, help tell Army story

    Jun 19, 2009

    During Army's birthday this year, the service is celebrating the noncommissioned officer, the support of families to the warfighter, and a rich Army heritage of more than 200 years -- all stories worth telling...

  • Soldiers can find housing online

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers looking for an easy way to find safe, reputable housing at their new duty station -- before they arrive -- can visit their local housing office and ask for information about the Automated Housing Referral Network.

  • Army song writer salutes service's birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 18, 2009

    Harold W. Arberg, the man who wrote the lyrics to the Army song, attended a special Army birthday edition of the Twilight Tattoo Wednesday night before a capacity crowd of VIPs, World War II veterans and schools students from around the country.

  • Hundreds gather to plan Army Reset for Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 18, 2009

    Key Army leaders and planners gathered in the football-field-sized Atlanta convention center Wednesday to focus on reintegrating Soldiers and families, and preparing Army units for future operations.

  • Two Soldiers take fourth place at U.S. National Boxing Championships

    Jun 18, 2009

    First Lt. Michael Benedosso and Spc. Adrian Ghisoiu finished fourth in their respective weight classes in the 2009 U.S. National Boxing Championships June 8-13 at Denver Coliseum.

  • 'Advise & Assist' brigade meets with transition teams

    Jun 17, 2009

    Transition teams throughout southern Iraq attended a conference June 12, at Contingency Operating Base Adder.

  • Army taking first steps to replace cancelled manned ground vehicle

    Jun 17, 2009

    The Army is committed to providing Soldiers with a ground combat vehicle, despite the recent cancellation of the eight manned ground vehicles from the Future Combat Systems program.

  • FCS transitioning to BCT Modernization Strategy

    Jun 17, 2009

    The Army's Future Combat Systems program is transitioning to a Brigade Combat Team Modernization Strategy, according to officials testifying before a Senate Armed Services subcommittee Tuesday.

  • Government charge cards can now be used for moving expenses

    Jun 17, 2009

    Soldiers and Army civilian employees can now use their government travel charge card for relocation expenses when moving from one command to another.

  • 'America's Army 3' brings new features to game

    Jun 16, 2009

    Thousands of gamers will be able to play "America's Army 3," the newest version of the Army's popular video game, beginning today.

  • PEO Soldier showcases gear at Pentagon

    Jun 16, 2009

    A water-cooled vest can take the heat off in Iraq -- making Soldiers more comfortable, and extending mission times.

  • Army War College grad tackles assignment in space

    Jun 16, 2009

    Col. Tim Kopra is scheduled to leave Earth behind when Shuttle Flight 127 launches from the Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, headed for the International Space Station.

  • Secretary Geren celebrates Army birthday with Army children

    Jun 15, 2009

    As the Army celebrated 234 years of service, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren stopped by Fort Myer's Cody Child Development Center Monday to make sure the youngest members of the Army family were appreciated.

  • Army celebrates 234th birthday at Pentagon

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army kicked off the celebrations of its 234th birthday at the Pentagon June 12 with senior leaders praising the noncommissioned officer corps, a cake-cutting, Program Executive Office Soldier demonstration and a display of antique Army vehicles which are participating in the reenactment of the 1919 Army transcontinental convoy from Washington to San Francisco.

  • Procurement changes lead to more effective munitions in Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army has made significant changes to the processes used in procuring non-standard ammunition that have resulted in improved reliability and quality.

  • New York celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army's 234th birthday was celebrated in New York City with a wreath ceremony at the USS Intrepid, ringing of the closing bell Friday at the New York Stock Exchange and an Army Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium Sunday.

  • Warrant officers graduate from ILE pilot program

    Jun 15, 2009

    Five U.S. Army warrant officers joined more than 930 Army, sister-service, international and interagency students in graduating from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course, June 12.

  • Army takes top honors at 50th Interservice Pistol Championships

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army "Blue" team, made up of Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, took home top honors in the overall team championship at the 50th Interservice Pistol Championships last week, and the South Carolina National Guard won for best post/station team.

  • Army wins three Effie Awards for marketing

    Jun 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army was honored June 3 with three Effie Awards for brand marketing success at the 41st annual Effie Awards ceremony.

  • Transcontinental military convoy departs D.C. bound for San Francisco

    Jun 13, 2009

    Mid-morning June 13, history began to repeat itself as antique military vehicles from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association began winding its way through downtown Washington, D.C., on the first leg of a journey that will take the drivers 3,251 miles in 26 days traveling at about 35 mph to San Francisco, Calif.

  • Army moves to privatize on-post lodging

    Jun 12, 2009

    Soldiers in a temporary duty or permanent change of station status who need lodging on Army installations will begin to see improvements in those accommodations as the service moves to privatize lodging at 10 posts beginning Aug. 15.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Funeral

    Jun 12, 2009

    Maj. George Edward Wahlen was buried June 11th in Ogden, Utah after an extensive military career spanning three branches of the military. At age 17, Wahlen was trained as an aircraft mechanic, and he worked at Hill Field in Utah as a crew chief for the United States Army Air Corps. He volunteered for the draft, hoping to work on aircraft, but became a Navy Corpsman. Wahlen also volunteered for combat duty with the United States Marine Corps, and was attached to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division, and participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945. He was awarded the Medal Of Honor by President Harry S. Truman on October 5, 1945 for his service. He later re-enlisted in the United States Army, where he served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired with the rank of Major after being awarded a Purple Heart and serving in all four branches of the United States Military. Wahlen is receiving a burial with full military honors.

  • Paratroopers remember the fallen with sculpture

    Jun 12, 2009

    Paratroopers of the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) and their guests conducted a memorial ceremony to dedicate a bronze sculpture of boots, upturned rifle and helmet and to read a roll-call of 7 Soldiers who have died while serving with the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) in the past year.

  • Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

    Jun 12, 2009

    As the number of Soldiers committing suicide continues to rise, the Army's suicide prevention campaign is shifting its focus to junior leaders in an effort to arm them with the tools they need to help their Soldiers before a problem reaches a tragic end.

  • Special need child scores with help of Soldier

    Jun 12, 2009

    Thanks to the help of a dedicated coach and Soldier, a determined 12-year-old has been doing something no one thought possible: playing soccer.

  • Unique Soldiers help alleviate combat stress

    Jun 12, 2009

    Black Labrador retrievers serve their country by providing combat stress therapy to fellow Soldiers while deployed. The dogs were donated and trained by America's VetDogs, an organization dedicated to training dogs to serve the special needs of Soldiers.

  • Army, U.K. forces successful in future network interoperability testing

    Jun 12, 2009

    Both representatives of the U.S. Army and the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence have said recent Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization network interoperability tests between the two partner nations have proven successful.

  • Web standards order opens some social networking sites in CONUS

    Jun 12, 2009

    Soldiers at some Army installations can now view their Facebook pages as well as select other social media Web sites from Army networks.

  • Fort Riley celebrates Army, 1st ID Birthdays

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Army's birthday and the 1st Infantry Division's birthday are less than a week apart, so the "Big Red One" and Fort Riley split the difference and held a joint birthday ceremony on June 11. The Army turns 234 years old on June 14. The 1st Inf. Div., the longest serving division in the US Army, was organized on June 8, 1917, as the 1st Expeditionary Division.

  • Year of the NCO Spotlight: The Pride of a Soldier

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Non-Commissioned Officer can take on an infinite number of tasks: mentor, leader, friend, Family Member and even scapegoat. In front of every Soldier is an NCO ready to face the onslaught of daily life both on post and in the field. For Sgt. Crystal Winn, work at 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's S4 is no easy task. As a Logistic Supply Sergeant she is responsible for getting each unit in the brigade their supplies

  • NTC and Green Flag West provide joint air attack team training

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Operations Group at the National Training Center here, the Air ForceAca,!a,,cs Green Flag West at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and U.S. Joint Forces CommandAca,!a,,cs Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team are working closely together to prepare Army and Air Force personnel for the rigors of combat in irregular warfare environments, according to senior leaders at NTC.

  • Wounded Warriors visit SMDC/ARSTRAT for Army Birthday

    Jun 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command celebrated the Army Birthday on June 11 in Huntsville, Ala. with a presentation of historical documents and a ceremony honoring Wounded Warriors.

  • H1N1 flu: plan now for fall and winter

    Jun 11, 2009

    Public health professionals at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine advise that summer is a good time to get ready for fall and winter flu season.

  • Stephen Colbert films show in Iraq

    Jun 11, 2009

    It is official - Stephen Colbert came, saw and conquered Iraq, claiming victory on day three of his six-day adventure to the Middle East.

  • Wounded warriors go hunting at special park

    Jun 11, 2009

    LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Potter County, Pa., offers disabled veterans outdoor recreational activities in a handicapped-accessible environment.

  • Wounded warriors tackle diving

    Jun 11, 2009

    "If I can do this, I can do anything!" is the motto for wounded warriors participating in disabled sports. Six wounded warriors reinforced this belief by receiving their open water diving certification from the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, May 21-26.

  • Wounded warrior makes history as first-ever amputee to complete Army warrant officer school

    Jun 11, 2009

    Since sustaining an injury in Iraq nearly five years ago, a lot has changed for then Staff Sgt. Johnathan W. Holsey. He lost his left leg below the knee and got a prosthetic, he's gone snowboarding for the first time, run a marathon, and he's made Army history as the first Army amputee to pin on warrant officer bars.

  • Oldest NCO Academy in the Army molds tomorrow's leaders

    Jun 11, 2009

    As the sun came up over the hills, Soldiers attending the Warrior Leaders Course at the 7th U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officers Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, mentally prepared themselves for the first event on their trek to becoming U.S. Army NCOs: the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Army's commanders focus on Soldier and family readiness, future challenges

    Jun 10, 2009

    More than 100 senior Army commanders and command sergeants major met, June 9-10, at the U.S. Army Forces Command Commanders' Conference to focus on the training and readiness of the U.S. Army's Operating Force and address the future challenges identified by the Army leadership to sustain Soldiers and their families.

  • Hot streak, Army birthday, home track have Newman pumped

    Jun 10, 2009

    How sweet would it be for Ryan Newman to capture a win at his home track on the day his primary sponsor celebrates its 234th birthday'

  • Highlanders protect mental health

    Jun 10, 2009

    Soldiers in the U.S. Army do not suffer only physical injuries while deployed, and since 2003 leaders have made mental health care a top concern for their troops.

  • Twenty finalists will vie for 2009 Military Long Drive Championship

    Jun 10, 2009

    For the first time in the competition, 20 big hitters will advance to the finals of the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship to compete for $10,000 on Oct. 20, in Mesquite, Nev.

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

    Alaska Soldiers celebrated the Army's 234th birthday in style June 5, while recognizing its past and present noncommissioned officers, who are considered to be the backbone of the nation's largest and oldest force.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • Soldiers switch from Arabic to Pashtu

    Jun 8, 2009

    The Department of the Army changed the mission of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division from Iraq to Afghanistan as it deployed in February for its mission-readiness exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Commentary: Important traditions seem to fade away

    Jun 8, 2009

    The traditions of service in the Army sometimes seem a bit disconnected from this what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world we live in. But those traditions became part of the fabric of the Army for very practical reasons. We should be very careful about turning away from those hard-earned lessons.

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • Seattle Seahawks get a taste of Army training, values

    Jun 8, 2009

    It was billed as a team-building event, but the Seattle Seahawks left Fort Lewis, Wash., June 4, with an education and genuine appreciation for the Army.

  • Iraq's hot, but a tourist hotspot'

    Jun 8, 2009

    Iraq may not be everyone's ideal day-trip, but recently conditions have reached the point where tourism is now a viable industry.

  • 'Pets of Patriots' program ensures care of Soldiers' pets

    Jun 6, 2009

    When Soldiers deploy they often leave behind loving family members, including small furry ones. To alleviate some of the concerns Soldiers have regarding their pet's care, the Hawaiian Humane Society offers a unique service called the "Pets of Patriots" program.

  • Servicemembers join D-Day veterans, French citizens to commemorate sacrifice of World War II troops

    Jun 6, 2009

    AMFREVILLE, France -- At the top of a small hill here there is a 15-foot-tall concrete memorial framed on each side by the American and French flags. On the face of the memorial is a life-sized image carved in stone of a U.S. Army paratrooper descending from the sky.

  • Army partnership helps Wounded Warriors pursue higher education

    Jun 5, 2009

    Wounded warriors have a second chance to serve their country thanks to an Army educational partnership formed last year. The Wounded Warrior Education Initiative allows wounded Soldiers, on active duty or medically retired, to pursue their master's degrees at no cost from the University of Kansas.

  • Louisiana NCO laid to rest almost 67 years after leaving home

    Jun 5, 2009

    An NCO, missing in action since 1942, is finally identified and laid to rest. The poignant funeral touched the hearts of both Soldiers and civilians.

  • German Army presents wreath to Pentagon Memorial

    Jun 5, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the German Army Staff Maj. Gen. Werner Freers and Brig. Gen. Edward P. Donnelly Jr., deputy director for strategy, plans and policy render salutes following the placement of a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial June. 5.

  • One year later: Camp Atterbury's storm of the century

    Jun 5, 2009

    An F3 tornado ripped through Camp Atterbury's cantonment area last June, and thanks to a combination of inner-agency cooperation and a myriad of reconstruction projects, the post continues to support servicemembers from around the country even better one year later.

  • Cavalry spur ride in action!

    Jun 5, 2009

    A cavalry squadron at Ft. Bragg, N.C., hosted its first spur ride, a modern adaptation of an historic rite-of-passage among horse-mounted cavalrymen since being activated as part of the 82d Airborne's 1st Brigade Combat Team.

  • Thunderbolts host first 1BCT cavalry spur ride

    Jun 5, 2009

    A cavalry squadron here marked the hot days of a Carolina summer Tuesday and Wednesday by hosting its first spur ride, a modern adaptation of an historic rite-of-passage among horse-mounted cavalrymen since being activated as part of the 82d Airborne's 1st Brigade Combat Team.

  • French citizens join U.S. Soldiers to honor those who fought at Normandy

    Jun 5, 2009

    In the days before the landings at Normandy June 6, 1944, the small town of Gourbesville was the site of a German aid station. In the days following the allied invasion the town and others in the surrounding countryside became scenes of intense fighting as the U.S. Army moved into France.

  • Normandy residents welcome servicemembers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Sixty-five years ago June 6, allied forces battled side by side to liberate France. During the D-Day invasion that began that day, American, British and Canadian troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast as part of the largest single-day amphibious invasion in history.

  • Medic honors grandfather's legacy on Normandy beach

    Jun 5, 2009

    As hundreds of servicemembers arrive in here to commemorate the D-Day invasionAca,!a,,cs 65th anniversary, one Soldier is also here to honor his family legacy.

  • CERDEC and Microsoft share research for multi-touch technology

    Jun 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center recently signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Microsoft to share research in support of developing multi-touch technology for the Warfighter.

  • Four Soldiers make Team USA for 2009 World Wrestling Championships

    Jun 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program put an unprecedented three Greco-Roman wrestlers and a coach on Team USA for the 2009 World Wrestling Championships.

  • Army deploys scientists to study Iraqi culture

    Jun 4, 2009

    From the first day of Basic Combat Training, Soldiers are trained not to ask the question 'Why'' Maybe 'Where'' or 'When'' - but never 'Why'' However, in today's battlefield, 'Why'' is more important than ever.

  • I.A.M. Strong to sponsor concert tour

    Jun 4, 2009

    The 2009 Army Concert Tour, which includes artists Sugarland, Tim McGraw and Lynyrd Skynyrd, is sponsored by I.A.M. Strong, the Army's campaign to combat sexual harassment and sexual assaults by engaging all Soldiers to prevent inappropriate behavior before it occurs.

  • Chance meeting brings cavalry sergeant face-to-face with D-Day veteran

    Jun 4, 2009

    Although sun and waves come together to create a serene picture of Sainte Mere Eglise today, sixty-five years ago Saturday it was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in history.

  • Cavalry troopers earn spurs at Fort Bragg

    Jun 3, 2009

    When the cavalry switched from horses to motorized vehicles, the formerly mounted Soldiers turned in their saddles and sabers, but were unwilling to part with their spurs.

  • Army preps for 234th birthday

    Jun 3, 2009

    Together with members of local communities, Army Soldiers, civilians and family members will join to celebrate the Army's birthday on June 14 with events throughout the month, highlighting the Army's Noncommissioned Officer Corps, the support of Army families, and the unity the Nation represents.

  • Humvee still made in America

    Jun 3, 2009

    The military's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, also known as a "HMMWV" or a "Humvee," will continue to be made in the United States, by an American-owned company.

  • Paratroopers learn battlefield forensics

    Jun 3, 2009

    Using computers and enormous databases, information analysts are better than ever at weaving together a flow of biometric data-mostly fingerprints-collected from the field to identify individual insurgents.

  • Centering Pregnancy Program helps moms-to-be to stay healthy

    Jun 2, 2009

    The Women's Health Center at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, offers the Centering Pregnancy Program to give pregnant women and their partners information about medical and lifestyle issues related to a healthy pregnancy.

  • President nominates new Army secretary

    Jun 2, 2009

    President Barack Obama today announced that Congressman John McHugh is his choice to become the next Secretary of the Army.

  • Cathedral offers tour dedicated to military service

    Jun 2, 2009

    Most visitors don't expect to learn about military history in a cathedral, but a new tour at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., is giving them the chance to do so.

  • New Soldier-dads get administrative leave, Army says

    Jun 2, 2009

    The Army wants Soldier-dads to know there is a new paternity leave policy available to them and spread the word to military bloggers at the Pentagon. Under the new policy, new dads are allotted ten consecutive days of non-chargeable leave after the birth of a child.

  • Army identifies Military OneSource, Defense Center of Excellence Outreach Center as primary crisis i

    Jun 2, 2009

    Soldiers, Army civilians and their families in need of crisis intervention now have two resources to call for assistance, as the Army has identified Military OneSource and the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury as primary phone and online services to support our Army community.

  • Soldiers, local engineers provide megawatts for Iraq

    Jun 1, 2009

    The Army Corps of Engineers' Gulf Region Division teamed up with Iraqi engineers and through their collaborative efforts brought an additional 200 megawatts per hour of power to the al-Qudas power plant located 25 miles north of Baghdad.

  • Army publishes first National Guard retirement guide

    Jun 1, 2009

    The Army has published a 56-page retirement guide for National Guard Soldiers and their families which covers subjects ranging from retirement point credits to how to apply for retirement pay.

  • Newman finishes 8th in Dover; moves to 5th in driver points

    Jun 1, 2009

    Despite handling issues, Ryan Newman posted an eighth-place finish in Sunday's Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • Soldiers prep to support D-Day ceremonies for 65th anniversary of invasion

    Jun 1, 2009

    When the time comes Saturday, to honor the servicemen who fought and died supporting the D-Day invasion of Normandy 65 years ago, thousands are expected to flock to the shores of Utah Beach and Omaha Beach to pay homage to the bravery and sacrifice of these heroes, and behind the scenes of it all will be the Soldiers of the 18th Military Police Brigade as well as several other Army units.

  • Cash bonus to take place of stop-loss for deploying Guard Soldiers

    Jun 1, 2009

    A new program that provides special pay for Soldiers deploying past their end-of-service dates is set to take affect Sept. 1 for the National Guard.

  • Airborne Soldiers jump for first time in 16 months

    Jun 1, 2009

    Some stood at Sicily Drop Zone with apprehension on their faces. Others couldnAca,!a,,ct contain their excitement, while most just wished the plane would get to the landing zone so they could load up and jump.

  • Families, Soldiers remember loved ones in lantern floating ceremony

    May 30, 2009

    Standing in knee-deep waters among thousands at Ala Moana Beach Park, Amy Urbina's thoughts were as distant as the cruiseliners and boats dotting the horizon, during the evening of May 25.

  • Illinois families benefit from Web cast from Afghanistan

    May 29, 2009

    Families of deployed Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers had a unique opportunity to get some questions answered about their loved ones serving in Afghanistan.

  • Bob Hope commemorative stamp released by U.S. Postal Service

    May 29, 2009

    Aboard the USS Midway the U.S. Postal Service released the .44 cent Bob Hope commemorative stamp on what would have been the world renowned entertainer and philanthropist's 106th birthday.

  • Nate-night host visits NTC

    May 29, 2009

    The host of late-night show Aca,!A"Last Call,Aca,!A? visited Fort Irwin to film an episode dedicated to the Soldiers at the National Training Center here, May 27.

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