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  • 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.

  • National Infantry Museum display items moving

    May 15, 2009

    The Countdown to the "green" opening of the new National Infantry Museum continues while the number of artifacts being transferred from the old museum continues to dwindle, said Mike Criscillis, museum curator.

  • Sergeant Major Academy class graduates

    May 15, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Francisco Cervantes fulfilled a 20-year dream, May 7, at the Baccalaureate ceremony for the Sergeants Major Academy's 59th graduating class.

  • Commentary: Army families under fire deserve thanks, support

    May 14, 2009

    We've been at war eight years and some Army family members are crying out for help through personal blogs, letters to editors and even letters to their congressional leaders.

  • Armed Forces Basketball Championship underway

    May 14, 2009

    An All-Army player and an All-Navy player fight for the ball during the second day of the Armed Forces Basketball Championship which runs through May 17 in Millington, Tenn.

  • Commentary: Mental health care has come a long way

    May 14, 2009

    Loss of life is particularly disheartening when those lost have dedicated their lives to helping others -- as did the victims in the Camp Victory shooting in Baghdad Monday.

  • North Dakota Guard says partnership critical to Ghana

    May 13, 2009

    It is critical that the leaders of Ghana recognize the importance of the National Guard's State Partnership Program and that it continues in the west African country, a senior Guard official told reporters.

  • Screenings help redeploying Soldiers with stress

    May 13, 2009

    To help identify problems not easily seen, the Army has developed the Post Deployment Health Reassessment, or PDHRA, to evaluate Soldiers returning from a combat zone.

  • Army names male 'Athlete of Year'

    May 13, 2009

    Capt. Shawn Dodge, commander of Headquarters and Operations Company, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, has been selected as the Army's 2008 male Athlete of the Year for his running ability.

  • Army unveils new force generation tool at conference

    May 12, 2009

    More than 215 senior Army commanders, general officers, and their staff members from 33 states and territories met recently to discuss readiness and were introduced to the Army Force Generation Synchronization Tool, a new database designed to help military planners manage sourcing requirements.

  • Five killed in Camp Liberty shooting

    May 12, 2009

  • GI Film Festival kicks off

    May 12, 2009

    The third annual GI film festival, a five-day celebration of the successes and triumphs of the U.S. military in film, is scheduled begin with a private event tonight and run through Sunday.

  • Warrior Transition Command stands up at Pentagon

    May 12, 2009

    A new command to provide sole guidance and policy for the Army's 36 Warrior Transition Units and the nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units was debuted May 11, in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • Army budget considers Soldiers, families, training

    May 12, 2009

    For fiscal year 2010, the Army has requested in its base budget $142 billion dollars for a range of expenditures that include a focus on taking care of Soldiers and their families.

  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers win 2009 Best Ranger Competition

    May 11, 2009

    A team from Fort Benning's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, has won the 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 11, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • Newman jumps to 8th in points after 4th-place finish in Darlington

    May 11, 2009

    Ryan Newman, driving the No. 39 U.S. Army/Haas Automation Chevrolet, continued his fast pace with a fourth-place finish in Saturday night's Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.

  • Safety Center leads two-wheeled teach-in at Pentagon

    May 8, 2009

    Almost 50 motorcycles and trailers set up shop in the Pentagon's north parking lot May 1 as part of the annual Joint-Service Motorcycle Safety Event.

  • British and Americans partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    May 8, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts. During a recent visit to Rwanda, senior U.S. Army Africa NCOs met with British and Rwandan officers to prepare for an upcoming assignment to mentor Rwandan NCOs on leadership.

  • Members of Congress affected by experience as military spouses

    May 7, 2009

    Two members of Congress who've lived the life of a military spouse say the experience has better helped them understand the military family and helps them connect better with those who serve.

  • Iraqi Army commandos graduate in Southern Iraq

    May 7, 2009

    After an intense eight weeks of training, 65 Iraqi Soldiers from the Commando Battalion, 10th Iraqi Army Division marched across the Camp Dhi Qar parade field, near the operating base here during their graduation ceremony May 2.

  • Recording artist Leigh Jones puts pep in step of Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Walter Henry III said recording artist Leigh Jones put a little pep in the step of his Warrior Transition Unit on May 6, at the Fort Belvoir Community Center.

  • Army Secretary focuses on Fort Carson issues

    May 7, 2009

    Secreatry of the Army Pete Geren visited Fort Carson May 5, 2009, to discuss issues important to the post.

  • New field manual focuses on training foreign forces

    May 6, 2009

    The Army released a new field manual this week providing guidance on training security forces of other nations, FM 3-07.1 "Security Force Assistance."

  • Pursuit of mental health care keeps warriors strong

    May 6, 2009

    Physical combat injuries and external wounds are easily identified by Soldiers and medics, but it is much more difficult to spot, and treat, mental wounds. In May the Army observes Mental Health Month, and recently Army Secretary Pete Geren paid a visit to Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Jackson, S.C., to speak with them and their family members about how they are addressing mental health challenges with the help of family and Army programs.

  • Army war games for future conflicts

    May 6, 2009

    The year is 2018 and North Korea has just crossed the DMZ, its Army camouflaged among refugees forced across the border into South Korea. It has nuclear weapons and has launched cyber attacks against the U.S. and South Korea.

  • EOD Memorial Ceremony honors six servicemen

    May 5, 2009

    Six Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians who made the ultimate sacrifice during 2008 were remembered at the 40th annual EOD Memorial Ceremony, May 2.

  • Fort Stewart wins $1 million, Communities of Excellence Award

    May 5, 2009

    Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., were presented their fourth gold Army Communities of Excellence Award along with a grand prize check for $1 million at a Pentagon ceremony hosted by Vice Chief of the Army Peter W. Chiarelli and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson.

  • DoD undersecretary: Army may be asked to prevent war

    May 5, 2009

    In the new security environment, Soldiers need to develop skills that will allow them to prevent a war from happening, said one senior DoD official.

  • Ten-Miler opens volunteer registration, T-shirt contest

    May 5, 2009

    Volunteer registration for the Army Ten-Miler opened May 1 and a t-shirt design contest for the 25th-anniversary race is also underway.

  • Seven Soldiers strike gold as All-Army dominates Armed Forces Boxing Championships

    May 5, 2009

    Seven Soldiers won gold medals to lead All-Army boxers to the team title in the 2009 Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Barnes Field House on May 1.

  • Red Bulls continue to arrive in Basra

    May 5, 2009

    Soldiers wearing the Red Bull patch of the 34th Infantry Division will replace the 10th Mountain Division and assume command of Multi-National Division-South later this month.

  • Army Safety Center calls drivers to 'share the roads'

    May 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other state and national organizations in May to remind motorists and motorcyclists to be extra alert during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

  • Webster takes command of Third Army

    May 4, 2009

    Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central May 4, 2009. Though he is new to USARCENT, this will not be his first assignment at the command.

  • Newman finishes 4th in Richmond

    May 4, 2009

    Ryan Newman, who was a contender for the majority of Saturday night's Sprint Cup race, took the checkered flag with a strong fourth-place finish at Richmond International Raceway.

  • Connelly Awards recognize best in Army food service

    May 4, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians from around the globe gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta, April 4, to recognize the Army's finest food service professionals at the 2009 Philip A. Connelly Awards.

  • Walter Reed marks one century of Soldier care

    May 1, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and leaders in the Army medical community gathered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of military medical care there.

  • Army issues recall for some combat helmets

    May 1, 2009

    The Army has issued a recall of 34,218 Advanced Combat Helmets which failed ballistic tests. The recall affects 15,380 Army helmets, 12,000 Air Force helmets and another 6,838 helmets which were never issued by the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Deploying brigade to test 'advise and assist' concept

    May 1, 2009

    A city manager's course, civil affairs training and a border patrol class have not been typical training for brigade combat teams headed to Iraq - until now.

  • West Point cadets create bionic foot

    May 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Patrick King, who lost his foot in Iraq to an explosively formed projectile, is experimenting with a bionic foot created by U.S. Military Academy Cadets Ian Jones, Sarah Goss, Joe Marshall and Jonathan Kralick as a capstone project in the academy's Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • VA emphasizes education before Post-9/11 GI Bill switch

    May 1, 2009

    As the Department of Veterans Affairs begins accepting sign-ups May 1 for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are encouraging anyone considering enrolling in the program to get educated about it first to ensure it's right for them.

  • 'Borden's Dream' leads to Walter Reed innovation century ago

    May 1, 2009

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center opened May 1, 1909 and hospital historian Sherman Fleek outlines the operational environment and singular vision which led to establishing the innovative "teaching hospital."

  • Stateside clinics switch to battlefield medical recording system

    Apr 30, 2009

    This month, the 3rd Infantry Division expanded its use of the Army's battlefield electronic medical recording system to two more garrison aid stations at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Land gift to university means opportunity for Fort Hood families

    Apr 30, 2009

    The Army officially gave more than one square mile of land from Fort Hood to Texas A&M University during a ceremony April 30.

  • Health care, communication top retiree concerns

    Apr 30, 2009

    Health care continues to be the single greatest issue for both current and future retired Soldiers, according to the Chief of Staff of the Army Retiree Council.

  • Walter Reed marks 100 years of warrior care

    Apr 29, 2009

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center first opened its doors May 1, 1909 as an 80-bed hospital. Today the 247-bed center is one of the world's premiere medical facilities with 60 outpatient clinics and 16 operating rooms -- combining patient care, teaching and research.

  • Event challenges Soldiers to get finances in order

    Apr 29, 2009

    Soldiers were challenged to get their personal finances in order and to learn to be better savers of their money during a Department of Defense-sponsored 'Financial Readiness Challenge,' April 28, at Fort Myer, Va.

  • SMA salutes Walter Reed for 100 years of service

    Apr 29, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer helped Walter Reed Army Medical Center celebrate the centennial of its opening and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer by leading an early-morning formation run Tuesday.

  • Recovery Act to fund $4.6 billion in civil works

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a list of civil works projects to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Civilian ambassadors to Army gather for conference

    Apr 28, 2009

    About 80 community leaders who serve as ambassadors to the Army are meeting in San Antonio this week for a conference to discuss current issues affecting their region and the military.

  • Army destroys 60 percent of U.S. chemical weapons

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency officials announced the destruction of 60 percent of our country's declared chemical weapon stockpile.

  • Surgeon general: No cause for alarm with flu outbreak

    Apr 28, 2009

    While emphasizing caution, the surgeon general of the Army said there's no reason to be alarmed by the H1N1 Flu outbreak.

  • Kids encouraged to participate in disaster preparedness

    Apr 27, 2009

    Hurricane season will blow in soon and families need to be prepared.

  • Korean War hero receives Distinguished Service Cross

    Apr 27, 2009

    Fifty-eight years after Sgt. 1st Class William T. Miles parachuted into North Korea, he was awarded the military's second highest honor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

  • Newman finishes third at Talladega

    Apr 27, 2009

    Ryan Newman and the No. 39 Haas Automation/U.S. Army team scored their best result of the 2009 season by finishing third as part of a wild ending to Sunday's Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Wounded warriors take on Rocky Mountains

    Apr 27, 2009

    Nearly 400 disabled veterans and injured Soldiers participated in a winter sports clinic earlier this month in Snowmass Village, just outside of Aspen, Colo.

  • Army chief visits Horn of Africa

    Apr 27, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said he was "staggered" at the number of missions on the Horn of Africa as he visited Camp Lemonier for the first time, April 23.

  • Soldier gives NCO gift of life at Walter Reed

    Apr 27, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- Eleven days before Sgt. 1st Class Tanya Colomathi was to receive a kidney transplant, the doctors at a civilian hospital in Georgia told her the donor was not the best match and canceled the operation.

  • Army employees set new standard, save DOD millions

    Apr 27, 2009

    Logistics Support Activity and Defense Logistics Agency employees teamed up to win the 2008 Defense Standardization Program Achievement Award for helping the Department of Defense save millions of dollars.

  • Wounded Warrior first to use next-generation powered legs

    Apr 24, 2009

    Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, stood in bright sunlight on the patio of Walter Reed's Bldg. 88, April 17. A pack of reporters pointed mini-audio recorders, and a clutch of television cameramen rolled tape. The Wounded Warrior's prosthetic legs looked, with their composite construction and gray-on-silver design, like futuristic science fiction movie props.

  • Campaign will take holistic approach to solve suicide problem

    Apr 24, 2009

    The Army's battle to reduce suicide in its ranks took on a new urgency last week as Army leaders launched the "Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Campaign Plan."

  • Army launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Campaign

    Apr 24, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. The comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides, Army senior leaders said.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers re-enlist for 360 years

    Apr 23, 2009

    On the Army Reserve's 101st birthday on Capitol Hill, 60 reserve Soldiers, mostly noncommissioned officers from units representing all 50 states, raised their right hands and re-enlisted for a combined total of 360 years.

  • Aca,!EoeMobile USOAca,!a,,c will allow group to better serve Soldiers

    Apr 23, 2009

    A vehicle recently donated to the United Service Organizations will help the volunteer-driven group better serve military members and their families.

  • Tiger to treat troops to July 4th weekend at AT&T National

    Apr 23, 2009

    Tiger Woods has vowed to dedicate his AT&T National PGA Tour event to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for the third consecutive year.

  • Fort Drum engineer duo take the 2009 'Best Sapper' contest

    Apr 23, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Two Fort Drum, N.Y., combat engineers walked away with bragging rights as the best in their business as 68 of the Army's top engineers wrapped up the 2009 Best Sapper Competition, an intense 52-hour, six-phase contest.

  • Amputee makes history

    Apr 23, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey made history here last week as the first amputee to attend the Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC).

  • Federal agency joins 300 employers in Reserve partnership

    Apr 22, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The Army Reserve and U.S. Customs and Border Protection formally agreed April 21 to work collaboratively to enhance job opportunities for America's Soldiers and veterans.

  • CAC-enabled kiosks available at armories

    Apr 22, 2009

    The Army National Guard began installing thousands of Common-Access-Card-enabled computer kiosks last year at armories and Guard reserve centers.

  • Automation saves Army time, money while also helping environment

    Apr 22, 2009

    Automating the Army's forms-based business processes is saving time, money and trees.

  • Army team captures 'Tissot Pit Road' win in Phoenix

    Apr 22, 2009

    Ryan Newman's team claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

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