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  • 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.

  • Internet forum helps NCOs share information

    May 28, 2009

    NCOs are communicating about issues ranging from combat operations to physical fitness - all on one internet forum developed by the Army.

  • Military Motherhood Award winner was just doing her job

    May 28, 2009

    She did the bravest thing a mother could do when she drove away from our house, leaving her son and not knowing if she would see him again. Many people ask her how she could go off to war and leave her son behind...she always replies the same. She joined the Army to serve and protect her country and if her country needs her...she needs to do what is expected.

  • Army helps warriors in transition heal closer to home

    May 28, 2009

    The Army Warrior Transition Command that oversees the Warrior Transition Units, is issuing refined criteria and instructions for assignment to WTUs which will allow more Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to recover in their hometowns through Community Based Warrior Transition Units.

  • Commentary: No cost to determine VA health care eligibility

    May 28, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest, most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S. All veterans who served our country in an honorable fashion owe it to themselves to check their eligibility for VA health care.

  • Army launches program to advance senior civilian careers

    May 27, 2009

    The Army is scheduled to launch a new central management talent pool for senior civilians -- GS-15 or NSPS upper pay-band 3 equivalents -- with a registration drive starting at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 8.

  • Documentary highlights success of Land Warrior system

    May 27, 2009

    Aca,!A"Keep Up the Fire,Aca,!A? a new documentary produced by the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive Office Soldier, tells the story of the first infantry unit deployed to Iraq with the Land Warrior system.

  • JRTC and Green Flag East prep 82nd Airborne unit for deployment

    May 27, 2009

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and the Air Force's Green Flag East integrated a large number of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets for a training rotation here to help hone the warfighting skills of the 1st Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne Division during the unit's mission rehearsal exercise as it prepares for a deployment later this year.

  • Ordnance schools case colors at Aberdeen

    May 26, 2009

    The flags and guidons of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools, Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School floated in the breeze as the Army's largest corps symbolically ended its 92-year stay at Aberdeen Proving Ground during its school colors casing ceremony at Ordnance Circle, May 8.

  • Researchers narrow Gulf War Syndrome causes

    May 26, 2009

    Research completed and analyzed over the past year has narrowed the underlying causes of Gulf War Syndrome to three factors.

  • President pays respect at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 26, 2009

    Thousands of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater Monday morning to hear President Barack Obama speak at the 2009 National Memorial Day Observance.

  • Army to celebrate 234th birthday

    May 26, 2009

    Ever since June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army has been defending America's liberty and to help celebrate its 234th birthday, Army commands will host a variety of events throughout June.

  • Demonstration showcases new force protection equipment

    May 26, 2009

    The 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration was held May 19-21 at the Stafford County Regional Airport to educate and demonstrate new capabilities and products.

  • Declining numbers prompt Army to restructure WTUs

    May 26, 2009

    The Army is in the process of streamlining its 36 Warrior Transition Units between now and October by closing three WTUs and restructuring six others.

  • Pit strategy lifts Newman to 2nd place in Coke 600

    May 26, 2009

    The decision not to pit following a caution for rain on Lap 222 of the Coca-Cola 600 turned out to be a sound strategy for the Army team.

  • Army chief shares insights during Bagram visit

    May 26, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Afghanistan last month for the third time in a year and spoke on several issues affecting Soldiers.

  • Sergeants Major Academy graduates Class 59

    May 22, 2009

    FORT BLISS, Texas - The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss, May 21.

  • BOSS members partner with SHARP Program

    May 22, 2009

    Army families attending a recent Soldier Show at Fort Belvoir, Va., were greeted by a unique group of Soldiers from the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program.

  • Soldiers celebrate college graduation in Iraq

    May 22, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Cheers, applause and pride filled the room as 79 servicemembers moved their tassels from left to right after graduating from college at Camp Victory, Baghdad, May 17.

  • Commentary: Remember sacrifices on Memorial Day

    May 22, 2009

    Memorial Day is more than just a Monday where we get to take the day off from work each May. It is a day dedicated to the memories of the men and women who died in military service.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Army begins Twilight Tattoo season honoring NCOs

    May 21, 2009

    A military custom older than the United States itself is carried out each Wednesday evening through July 1 at the site of the old Washington Barracks, now Fort Lesley J. McNair, in Washington, D.C.

  • PEO Soldier unveils lighter, more lethal weapons systems

    May 21, 2009

    Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., serves as the organization responsible for virtually everything a Soldier wears or carries opened its doors recently to give the media a look at some new gear in development that will lighten a Soldier's load while improvimg survivability, lethality and comfort.

  • 'Real Warriors' takes aim at mental health stigma

    May 21, 2009

    A new Department of Defense campaign aims to minimize, if not eliminate the stigma attached to seeking mental- health assistance.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • G-1 addresses personnel issues before Congress

    May 21, 2009

    The Army will continue to rely on vital personnel programs to relieve stress on the force, said the Army's G-1 during testimony on Capitol Hill, May 20.

  • Army migrating computers to Vista

    May 20, 2009

    The Army is migrating all of its Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system to bolster Internet security and standardize its information systems.

  • Army wants to be good neighbors in Colorado

    May 20, 2009

    The Army won't resort to eminent domain to acquire land for the expansion of the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site in Colorado.

  • Army recognizes former NCOs in Congress

    May 20, 2009

    As part of the Army's continued celebration of the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, senior Army leaders, Tuesday, recognized 10 members of the 111th Congress who have served as NCOs.

  • 'Lil Bit' lifts All-Army women over Navy in Armed Forces Basketball

    May 19, 2009

    Sgt. Shamyra "Lil Bit" Daigle brought the biggest game to the All-Army women's 74-70 victory over All-Navy in the 2009 Armed Forces Basketball Championships May 16 at Naval Support Activity Mid-South.

  • New manpower chief vows to strengthen Army Family

    May 19, 2009

    President Barack Obama's nominee for assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs said, May 12, at his confirmation hearing that he is aware of the concerns about dwell time, which directly affects families.

  • Army observes Asian Pacific Heritage Month

    May 18, 2009

    The Army observed Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Pentagon with National Guard Soldier, Black Hawk pilot and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Ladda "Tammy" Duckworth serving as guest speaker in the Hall of Heroes.

  • Chief discusses plan to increase dwell time

    May 18, 2009

    Soldiers could find themselves with as much as 24 months time between deployments if plans for military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan come to fruition.

  • Army employee helps ensure MIAs 'not forgotten'

    May 18, 2009

    An Army civilian employee recently hosted the co-author of a biography about the woman his family befriended more than 40 years ago while she worked to gain national recognition for prisoners of war.

  • D-Day survivor: Memorial Day for remembering heroes

    May 18, 2009

    Charles William Eubanks, a resident of West Point, Miss., wants to be remembered - not as a hero, but as a survivor of D-Day.

  • Army displays draw crowds at Armed Forces Day event

    May 18, 2009

    The Army displayed technology, community and opportunity this weekend at the 57th annual Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • ROTC cadets become Army officers at Georgetown ceremony

    May 15, 2009

    Twenty-six Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Georgetown University's "Hoya Battalion," were sworn in to service to the Army, May 15, by the Army's highest ranking officer.

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