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  • Natick Soldiers, employees help soup kitchen

    Nov 20, 2012

    A Soldier's boots tend to get a bit more wear than those of the average person. This is especially true for Spc. Rebecca Fant of Natick Soldier Systems Center, who gave up an extra pair of her boots to a woman without shoes during a weekly trip to a local soup kitchen.

  • New energy solutions get field tryout at NIE

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Army's Network Integration Evaluation is not just about testing radios, smartphones and satellites. It's also giving Soldiers the latest generators, solar panels and other operational energy systems for a hands-on assessment of how best to power their new communications gear.

  • Soldiers at NIE run network equipment through life-like combat scenarios

    Nov 20, 2012

    Soldiers completed the month-long Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Nov. 17, 2012, testing and evaluating 26 pieces of equipment in the field from Nett Warrior to Roamer Net.

  • Soldiers still helping with mess left by Sandy

    Nov 20, 2012

    Thousands of Soldiers from across the country have been involved in rescue and then recovery efforts since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast late last month. Many are still helping with the cleanup.

  • Warrior Transition Command launches 'Hire a Veteran' campaign

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Army's Warrior Transition Command unveiled its three-pronged Hire a Veteran education campaign plan Nov. 19, 2012, which aims to help employers understand that wounded warriors can bring a wealth of leadership experience and skills to the table and to their bottom line.

  • Thanksgiving prep underway from Kandahar to Korea

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers at remote outposts in Afghanistan, and those around the globe from Korea to Germany to installations across the United States are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving in traditional ways.

  • Europe Regional Medical Command officer named Army Social Worker of Year

    Nov 19, 2012

    She helped first responders overcome the trauma of the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, provided mental health treatment for Iraqi detainees, and helped Croatia improve their treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, all with just over five years in the Army.

  • NIE 13.1 inserts OPFOR, Soldiers react using NETT Warrior

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers using NETT Warrior during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 met with mock opposition forces during a combat training engagement.

  • Army to close its National Capital Region contracting center

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army will close its National Capital Region contracting center next year, the Army announced Nov. 16, 2012.

  • Army releases October suicide statistics

    Nov 16, 2012

    In October, there were 20 potential suicides of active-duty Soldiers, bringing the total so far this year to 166.

  • All-Army men third in Armed Forces Basketball Championships

    Nov 16, 2012

    The All-Army team overcame a lot of adversity, but finished third in the 2012 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships Nov. 5-11, 2012, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • Under Secretary of the Army talks tough issues with AMC personnel

    Nov 16, 2012

    "We could never be the Army that we are -- not today, not yesterday -- without the civilian workforce that we have," began Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal at a town hall meeting with Army Materiel Command employees, Nov. 14, 2012, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort

    Nov 15, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in American history, hit the Northeast in late October, resulting in more than $50 million in damage. In response to the catastrophic storm, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers deployed to New York City and New Jersey, where they have been working around the clock to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

    Nov 15, 2012

    As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations.

  • Army training for DATE with hybrid threats

    Nov 14, 2012

    Last month, about 1,200 Soldiers parachuted into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., to participate in a "Decisive Action Training Environment" exercise meant to prepare them for the hybrid threats the Army will likely face as it shifts away from engagement in Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to accomplish their mission. And, these generators are allowing them precious more time to train Afghan forces and win the friendship of local Afghans.

  • U.S., Bulgarian forces train together during Allied Force 12

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe and their partners from the Bulgarian Land Forces are working together at Novo Selo, Bulgaria, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, 2012, to certify a Bulgarian battalion as part of exercise Allied Force 12.

  • 12 selected for Operation Rising Star finals week

    Nov 14, 2012

    Twelve performers have been selected for 2012 Operation Rising Star Finals Week, with shows scheduled for Dec. 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15, at historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, home of Army Entertainment.

  • Fort Lee archaeologist among 'Lincoln' extras

    Nov 14, 2012

    Bryce Stanley at the Regional Archaeological Curation Facility digs history -- literally. So, it's not surprising he was willing to take a few days off from his job last December to be an extra in Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln." The movie is slated to open Nov. 16, 2012, in this area

  • President recognizes veterans' service, sacrifice

    Nov 13, 2012

    President Barack Obama laid a flowered wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Nov. 11, 2012, and after thanking all veterans, he said more than a million warriors will transition back into civilian life over the next few years.

  • Army data tracker improves unit readiness evaluations

    Nov 13, 2012

    The Enterprise Management Decision Support system has helped leaders know the readiness status of all units and more improvements are coming to the system.

  • Soldier found guilty of dereliction in Chen's death

    Nov 13, 2012

    Sgt. Jeffrey Hurst was found guilty Nov. 9, 2012, of one specification of dereliction of duty in relation to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen in Afghanistan.

  • 'Reading of the Names' marks 30th anniversary of The Wall

    Nov 10, 2012

    Slowly, steadily, the names of the 58,282 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen inscribed in the polished black granite's mirror-like walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came alive again spoken perfectly by the elderly, middle-aged and young who read them.

  • Popovich tells Armed Forces basketball players: 'I am you'

    Nov 9, 2012

    Four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich quickly pointed out that he occupied the same spot as players in the 2012 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships.

  • USAMU duo wins 2012 International Sniper Competition

    Nov 7, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne, from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outlasted 35 other teams from around the globe to win the 2012 International Sniper Competition.

  • Top snipers compete on Fort Benning

    Nov 7, 2012

    The world's premier snipers converged on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2-5, 2012, for the 12th annual International Sniper Competition.

  • Army engineers helping restore power to Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers of the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., are assessing facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy and are coordinating generators to temporarily restore power.

  • Final match of year golden for U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers

    Nov 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooters and 2012 Olympians Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker and Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond finished 2012 on top of the podium at the World Cup Finals with two gold medal-winning matches to close out the year.

  • Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

    Nov 6, 2012

    An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2012."

  • National Guard, Marines work together to deliver food, pump water, assist recovery

    Nov 6, 2012

    When the National Guardsmen of Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, came to Rockaway, N.Y., their mission was to distribute food and water to New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

  • Voting commentary: Soldiers making their voices heard

    Nov 6, 2012

    Today Soldiers are participating in one of America's most fundamental freedoms, the right to vote. Many in harm's way and others stationed around the globe have already voted absentee and many others back home took advantage of early voting.

  • Army hosting events during Warrior Care Month

    Nov 6, 2012

    This month, the Army and other services are observing Warrior Care Month with a number of activities that will benefit wounded, ill or injured service members and help them with transitioning to civilian life if that is the route they are going.

  • Army North supporting Sandy disaster response

    Nov 6, 2012

    As the scope of Hurricane Sandy's devastation began to unfold, U.S. Army North prepositioned coordinating elements in the most devastated areas to help support local, state and federal response efforts. To date, troops have rescued more than 2,000 people from flood zones, delivered 144,000 meals and provided transportation for first responders to restore power and provide critical supplies.

  • Army scientists earn patent for advanced neural chip

    Nov 5, 2012

    Two Army scientists and a university professor earned a patent for the forerunner of a powerful quantum neural dynamics computer chip. The device uses nonstandard mathematics to accomplish analog problem solving at high speed.

  • Month of Military Family: Teen memoir on war shocked, awed, won awards

    Nov 5, 2012

    Her mom was proud and excited on the drive to Carnegie Hall to see her daughter honored for her award-winning writing. And, just before Michaela's memoir would be read to an audience of strangers in New York City, she read the gold-medal entry and was flooded with memories of her own life as a military child. Michaela Coplen was about to be celebrated for her personal memoir that had earned a gold medal in the national Scholastics Arts competition and would then be selected for publication

  • Army activates Reserve units for Hurricane Sandy relief

    Nov 5, 2012

    For the first time, the Army Reserve has activated three units to assist with a domestic disaster relief effort, under a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act.

  • Army beats Air Force, 41-21

    Nov 5, 2012

    Senior quarterback Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and threw for another 100 to help Army secure a 41-21 victory over Air Force, Nov. 3, 2012, in front of more than 37,700 fans at Michie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Army engineers provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy. USACE teams have deployed to strategic locations to help at critical facilities like hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.

  • Joint Predator training takes to sky

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Army and Air Force linked training by flying the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., with the video feed displayed live at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division's Tactical Operations Center at Dona Ana Range, N.M., during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • Even Hurricane Sandy can't stop mobilization training

    Nov 2, 2012

    With tight training windows to complete mobilization validation requirements, First Army trainers could not allow weather to affect mission accomplishment. Despite Hurricane Sandy knocking out power lines and causing trees to block roadways, the 174th Infantry Brigade, Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., restarted mobilization training less than 36 hours after the storm.

  • Corps of Engineers helps pump NYC floodwaters

    Nov 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping pump water out flooded New York City and providing generators to temporarily restore electricity to areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Hurricane Sandy felt in Japan

    Nov 1, 2012

    While many east coast residents begin to focus on recovering from the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey native must stay focused on an entirely different task.

  • Maiyo wins Marine Corps Marathon, leads All-Army to victory

    Nov 1, 2012

    Spc. Augustus Maiyo, 29, a runner in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., won the 37th running of the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds in his first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance.

  • Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

    Nov 1, 2012

    A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.

  • Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Nov 1, 2012

    Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, more than 9,100 National Guard troops across 12 states have been assisting with search and rescue operations, food and water distribution, debris removal and providing security and shelter for storm victims.

  • Army leaders say 'agile' force needed for uncertain future

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Army is taking a series of strategically minded and carefully crafted steps to position the force for a full range of potential missions in an unpredictable, yet challenging and fast-changing future operating environment, service leaders said Oct. 22, 2012.

  • Army partnering for peace, security

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Army is working diligently to prevent war in the future through select Army units, partnered with allies and specific nations around the globe; a strategy it terms "regional alignment."

  • ARCYBER working to build joint-info environment

    Oct 31, 2012

    Army leaders addressed the growing arena of cyberspace and the threats it presents during the "Cyber Domain and LandWarNet: Powering the Army" panel at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Developing leaders tops Army's priorities

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldiers, having experienced the "crucible" of the last 11 years of an Army at war, where "discipline, initiative, freedom of action, adaptability and decentralization" have been the norm, are today "professionally advanced (in leadership) way beyond their years in any grade -- noncommissioned officer and officer," said retired Army Gen. Frederick M. Franks Jr.

  • Peer review: Leaders discuss merits

    Oct 31, 2012

    Integrating peer review into the Army's evaluation system was discussed during the Q&A period at the end of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare's "Developing Leaders: The Key to Readiness, Sustaining the Profession, and Ensuring our Legacy" forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Coley puts exclamation on breakthrough year

    Oct 31, 2012

    Spc. Shane Coley, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the 2012 United States Practical Shooting Association open division national championship, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas. Coley won his first national championship and, at the age of 21, became the youngest champion in the sport's history.

  • Leadership resolves to find 'right' family programs

    Oct 31, 2012

    In a town hall meeting with Army spouses, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno reiterated the Army's commitment financially to do everything possible to find the right programs to help families deal with the complexities of Soldier life.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit holds action-packed juniors camp

    Oct 31, 2012

    Junior shooters from across the country descended on Krilling Range at Fort Benning Oct. 26-28 for the Fifth Annual U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting Junior Clinic.

  • Soldiers at NIE evaluating capabilities in tactical context

    Oct 31, 2012

    More than 3,800 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed to the field Oct. 15, 2012, to begin the evaluation of capabilities in a tactical environment.

  • National Guard assists governors of states in Sandy's path

    Oct 29, 2012

    National Guard members are at work in seven states as Hurricane Sandy takes aim at the East Coast.

  • Wizards salute military vets during NBA Cares Week

    Oct 29, 2012

    A group of professional athletes served a group of service men and women, wounded warriors, veterans and mothers of fallen heroes at "Salute to the Stars," a luncheon that honored America's bravest Oct. 22, 2012, at an upscale steakhouse in the nation's Capitol.

  • Shyu outlines strategic modernization planning approach

    Oct 26, 2012

    Army acquisition is in the early stages of refining an integrated, multi-pronged strategic approach to equipment modernization which seeks to harvest key lessons learned from a decade of war, service leaders said Oct. 23, 2012.

  • CSA: Trust is bedrock of Army Profession

    Oct 26, 2012

    "Our profession is built on the bedrock of trust," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. "Trust is earned. It is not given. It is not rank-oriented. It is deeds, not words."

  • National Guard prepares for 'perfect storm'

    Oct 26, 2012

    More than 61,000 National Guard personnel along the eastern seaboard are available for duty if and when Hurricane Sandy makes landfall sometime next week, Guard officials said today.

  • Army continuing 'sacred duty' to wounded warriors

    Oct 25, 2012

    To date, the Warrior Transition Command has cared for some 45,000 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and has transitioned 51 percent of them back to the force, WTC's commanding general said.

  • Commander eyes Army troop rotations in Asia-Pacific

    Oct 25, 2012

    As operations draw down in Afghanistan, the senior Army commander in the Asia-Pacific said he looks forward to opportunities to begin 30- to 45-day rotational deployments that will enable soldiers to train with their counterparts throughout the region.

  • Melting Arctic ice will present new challenges

    Oct 25, 2012

    With ice melting in the Arctic Ocean, which is bordered by countries including Canada, Russia and the United States, more sea-faring traffic will appear there and more nations with economic interest in the region will arrive to exploit the resources there, said a panel of security experts during a forum, Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Surgeon general talks resiliency, mental health, at AUSA

    Oct 24, 2012

    Emotional pain is real, the Army surgeon general told a group of Soldiers, family members and family readiness group leaders in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • SMA: Soldiers must help with energy conservation

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said he believes the Army has drifted away from educating Soldiers about energy conservation.

  • CSA draws blueprint for complex global environment

    Oct 23, 2012

    The Army has revised much of its doctrine over the last year and will release more top-level doctrine over the next 10 months to lay out how it will operate in an "extremely complex environment," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

  • Army will prepare for future with regionally aligned forces

    Oct 23, 2012

    Future Army forces must be tailored to meet local requirements, must be rapidly deployable at lower echelons, and must be scalable from squad to corps level, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

  • U.S. Korea commander details conditions on peninsula

    Oct 23, 2012

    Nowhere in the world is the disparity between freedom and oppression more apparent than on the Korean peninsula, the commander of U.S. and United Nations forces in Korea said yesterday.

  • AUSA forums to be webcast live

    Oct 22, 2012

    Soldiers and employees who cannot attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition can still watch events and panels online by visiting live webcasts listed at www.army.mil/professional.

  • Guard, Reserve to strengthen regional alignments

    Oct 22, 2012

    Gen. David. M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, provided his views on the way ahead for the Guard and Reserve during the Association of the U.S. Army's "MG Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast," Oct. 22, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army plans easier access to doctrine by 2015

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Army plans to have a new, easy-to-use method for Soldiers to access manuals and other military publications by 2015.

  • Army will do its job with less, secretary says

    Oct 22, 2012

    With budget cuts already in place, and more cuts possible next year -- the Army can expect there to be fewer resources around to accomplish a mission that will likely not shrink, said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

  • U.S. Soldiers win International Cup in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 21, 2012

    Tesfaye Sendeku-Alemayehu successfully defended his men's title, Kerri Gallagher won the women's chase, and the U.S. Army Team won another International Cup in the 28th running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Pentagon.

  • Every Soldier to be 'career ready' to transition

    Oct 20, 2012

    Soldiers will soon get more help transitioning from the Army to civilian life.

  • US-ROK soldiers team up, make a difference in Uijeongbu

    Oct 19, 2012

    People say sharing is caring. Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion and Republic of Korea Army's 2nd Logistics Support Command recently shared some of their time with the residents of a community welfare center in the Jang-Am district of Uijeongbu, South Korea.

  • Odierno: Building trust with media important

    Oct 19, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told members of the 10th Annual Military Reporters and Editors Conference that he can't remember a time when trust was ever broken between the media and the military during his career.

  • Westphal: Collaboration with industry saves Army money

    Oct 19, 2012

    Industry forums such as this week's Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition can save the Army money through collaboration on best business practices, service officials said.

  • Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

    Oct 18, 2012

    A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers and laptops for deployed Soldiers without access to a traditional electrical grid. They have engineered and built prototypes for 8-port, 4-port, and 2-port USB chargers, as well as an AC/USB adaptor -- all of which use a military standard battery such as the BB-2590 as the main power source.

  • JLTV program moves into EMD phase

    Oct 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program is beginning a 33-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase to test and prepare the next-generation vehicles for a Limited User Test, Capabilities Production Document and Milestone C procurement decision in fiscal year 2015, service officials said.

  • Falcon Brigade training for new global threat

    Oct 18, 2012

    After 36 hours at Pope Army Airfield, double-checking their gear and rehearsing their mission, nearly 1,300 paratroopers took off into the night Oct. 9, 2012, on board 21 C-130 and C-17 aircraft.

  • Green Berets pay tribute to JFK at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 18, 2012

    Soldiers representing every unit within Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) gathered at the John F. Kennedy graveside, Oct. 18, 2012, to pay tribute to the president who recognized more than 50 years ago the importance of a dedicated counter-insurgency/unconventional warfare force and authorized the wearing of the green beret.

  • Corps of Engineers learning to do 'less with less'

    Oct 17, 2012

    When money is tight and times are trying, families, corporations and government organizations alike can be heard around the globe repeating the timeless mantra, "do more with less."

  • Guardsman teaches teachers in Afghanistan

    Oct 17, 2012

    From a New York classroom to a meeting room in the middle of Afghanistan, Sgt. Andrew Brechko never stops teaching.

  • Runners set for Army Ten-Miler showdown

    Oct 17, 2012

    "The Kenyan Connection" of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program is set to defend the International Cup in the 28th running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Pentagon.

  • EOD explodes old munitions in Kosovo

    Oct 16, 2012

    Soldiers from the 217th Explosives Ordnance Disposal Company, California Army National Guard, respond to, evaluate, and dispose of explosives in Kosovo, one of the most heavily mined regions in the world.

  • Iron Brigade prepares for NIE 13.1

    Oct 16, 2012

    Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, are gearing up for the Army's upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • Army offers early retirement opportunity for Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2012

    Soldiers with at least 15 but less than 20 years of service may be eligible for early retirement.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition begins at Fort Lee

    Oct 15, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest warriors converged at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 14, 2012, to engage in a fast-paced and intense battle against themselves and each other as participants of the premier Soldier skills competition.

  • Army receives go-ahead on Manpack radio production

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Army has received authorization to continue production of an advanced radio that will link Soldiers at the company level and below with real-time information passed on its holistic tactical communications network.

  • Army completes first pilot Stryker exchange vehicle

    Oct 15, 2012

    Last week, the Army completed the first vehicle in their ground-breaking Stryker Double V-Hull exchange program. The program exchanges flat-bottom Stryker hulls for the newer DVH design.

  • 'Saber Junction' tests U.S., partners' interoperability

    Oct 15, 2012

    About 1,800 troops from 18 European nations are now training in Germany for the post-Afghanistan fight, using the U.S. Army's most-current doctrine for unified land operations.

  • Army honors widow who helps families turn grief into hope

    Oct 12, 2012

    After losing her husband in 1992, Bonnie Carroll channeled her grief into a support organization that provides hope and comfort to the surviving families of service members.

  • 'Capital Shield' tests Army's first responders in nation's capital

    Oct 12, 2012

    Soldiers with the 911th Engineer Company (Technical Rescue) dug through the rubble of a collapsed building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2012, as part of the "Capital Shield 13" regional training exercise.

  • Panetta spells out DOD roles in cyberdefense

    Oct 12, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department's responsibility in cybersecurity during a speech to the Business Executives for National Security meeting in New York, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • CSA salutes civilians for service to Soldiers, families

    Oct 12, 2012

    Five civilians were honored for their service to Soldiers and their families at a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, Oct. 11, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • New driver's training complex in Germany aims to save lives

    Oct 12, 2012

    The Joint Multinational Training Command opened a new state-of-the-art Advanced Driver's Training Complex in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Westphal: No cuts to SOF, intel, cyber

    Oct 11, 2012

    Even as the Army faces a period of budget constraint, it will protect or increase funding for special operations, intelligence and reconnaissance programs, along with space and cyberspace capabilities, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal.

  • Army to honor doctor for fighting deadly viruses

    Oct 10, 2012

    A retired Army doctor who helped develop vaccines to protect troops from meningitis, AIDS, hepatitis, diarrhea, and many other infectious diseases, will be among civilians saluted Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Patrols increasing confidence of Afghan Army

    Oct 10, 2012

    As task forces across Afghanistan continue to adjust to their role as trainers, mentors and enablers, the members of the Afghan National Security Forces are also learning to adjust.

  • Army conducts safety testing on networked vehicles

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Army has completed safety release testing for a new fleet of networked vehicles, paving the way for Soldiers to begin training on them this month.

  • Afghan, ISAF police disrupt narcotics smuggling with help from hounds

    Oct 9, 2012

    The recent threat of insider attacks temporarily slowed partnered activities in Afghanistan recently, but the Soldiers of 563rd Military Police Company reunited with their Afghan Uniform Police partners for the highly-successful Operation Clean Sweep conducted in districts throughout Kandahar City, Oct. 3, 2012.

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