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  • Jill Biden visits Grafenwoehr

    Feb 4, 2013

    Jill Biden, Ph.D., wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spent a day visiting military families, teachers, students and Soldiers, Feb. 2, 2013, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Army exploring 'human dimension'

    Feb 4, 2013

    The Army realized in the early years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that in addition to conventional warfare, Soldiers were being asked to perform a lot of nontraditional functions, some of which they were often ill-equipped to do.

  • Double-arm transplant helps Soldier who lost limbs in Iraq

    Feb 1, 2013

    Former infantryman Brendan Marrocco has two arms again, real ones that he can already move, thanks to a double-arm transplant surgery performed at Johns Hopkins.

  • Army must complete analysis before opening jobs to women

    Feb 1, 2013

    Last month, the Secretary of Defense announced an end to the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Rule for female Soldiers. But the Army wants commanders in the field to know that it will be some time before they'll be able to make any changes in their units.

  • Valor Games quadruple opportunities for disabled vets, wounded warriors

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Valor Games Midwest, an adaptive sports competition for military veterans and service members with physical disabilities, have been expanded this year into the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest.

  • Recruiters to carry nation's colors at Super Bowl

    Jan 31, 2013

    Local service members will present the nation's colors to kick off Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans' Superdome, Feb. 3, 2013.

  • New York Guard to begin moving women into combat battalions

    Jan 30, 2013

    Women will be able to fill officer and noncommissioned officer positions in the New York Army National Guard's four combat battalions under a proposal announced by the Department of Defense and the Army to change the policy excluding women from ground combat units.

  • SMA explains way ahead for women in combat

    Jan 30, 2013

    "As an Army, we should be seeking the best qualified and most talented individuals and match them against the requirements for the Army, regardless of gender," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III.

  • Volunteers clean up Arlington National Cemetery

    Jan 29, 2013

    An estimated 3,000 volunteers showed up to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2013, to help clean up holiday wreaths which adorned gravesites for the past six weeks.

  • Applications for Tillman scholarships open until mid-February

    Jan 29, 2013

    Service members, veterans and their spouses have until Feb. 15 to apply for financial aid through the Tillman Military Scholars program.

  • 75-day leave carryover extended

    Jan 29, 2013

    The policy allowing service members to carryover up to 75 days of leave from one training year to another has been extended until Sept. 30, 2015.

  • Soldiers compete in bobsled world championships

    Jan 29, 2013

    Former Army bobsledder and reigning Olympic four-man world champion driver Steven Holcomb teamed with Steve Langton in the USA-1 sled to finish fourth in the two-man races Jan. 26 and 27 at the 2013 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in Moritz, Switzerland.

  • Army launches legal course for sergeants major

    Jan 29, 2013

    The "Command Sergeants Major Legal Orientation" three-day pilot course opened Jan. 29, 2013, at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School, on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. There were about 50 students in attendance.

  • Latino Inaugural Gala honors Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2013

    A number of Soldiers shared the Kennedy Center stage last week with stars like Eva Longoria, George Lopez and Antonio Banderas.

  • ISAF, NATO employ tactics against 'insider threats'

    Jan 28, 2013

    NATO military leaders addressed the "insider threat" challenge in Afghanistan during a conference, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Army advances Better Buying Power

    Jan 28, 2013

    The Army has achieved significant cost savings as result of Better Buying Power, an initiative aimed at improving the management of acquisition programs.

  • 500,000 AKO webmail users to move to DOD Enterprise Email in February

    Jan 28, 2013

    Approximately 500,000 Army AKO webmail users are scheduled to migrate to DOD Enterprise Email starting in February 2013. The group currently uses AKO webmail for their primary Army email, and they are one of the last large Army groups to migrate to DEE.

  • Soldiers compete for Team USA on road to Winter Olympics

    Jan 26, 2013

    Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are training and competing for spots on the U.S. Team for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Robots in operating rooms support rapid return to duty

    Jan 25, 2013

    Surgeons using robots in the operating room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation's largest military medical treatment facility, ensure many patients experience less pain, less blood loss, and shorter recovery times, according to the physicians and patients.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 25, 2013

    Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities, beginning Feb. 1, 2013.

  • CSA warns of budgetary 'perfect storm'

    Jan 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said the greatest threat to America's national security is fiscal uncertainty and potential shortfalls that could "hollow" out the force.

  • Army studying special operators' nutritional needs

    Jan 24, 2013

    A typical service member in garrison needs to consume about 3,250 calories a day for sustenance. Maj. Aaron Crombie, Ph.D., of the Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, is in the process of estimating how much more a special operator should eat.

  • Arlington Cemetery debuts upgraded welcome center

    Jan 24, 2013

    Arlington National Cemetery's endeavor to inform of its past and to educate visitors continued to move forward Jan. 20, 2013, with the official opening of a revamped welcome center.

  • Secretary of Defense rescinds 'Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule'

    Jan 24, 2013

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey signed a memo Jan. 24, 2013, paving the way for more women to serve in direct combat roles and in more military occupational specialties that are now open only to males.

  • 3 local Soldiers save another Soldier's life

    Jan 23, 2013

    Three local Soldiers, two from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and one from the 172nd Infantry Brigade, looked to their Army training, bravery and gumption to save a man's life after a train ran over him at the Hauptbahnhof in Nurember, Germany, Dec. 22, 2013.

  • Lab testing seeks data on modified gunner protection design

    Jan 23, 2013

    With a newly developed Virtual Environment Test Bed scientists and engineers at the Target Behavioral Research Laboratory at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., can record how Soldiers react and perform inside a newly modified Objective Gunner Protection Kit.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers march in Presidential Inaugural Parade

    Jan 23, 2013

    People from around the world turned on their television sets to watch the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21, but maybe none were more excited than a few people in the Ukraine waiting for that special moment during the Presidential Inaugural Parade when they would catch a glimpse of their loved one.

  • Concert for military kids kicks off inaugural weekend

    Jan 22, 2013

    Thousands of kids from around the country took in the musical performances of Usher, Katy Perry and Mindless Behavior as guests of Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, Ph.D., in advance of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • Soldiers support Inaugural Parade

    Jan 22, 2013

    Army units led the Inaugural Parade for President Obama Jan. 21, 2013 and more than 2,100 service members marched in the parade. About 5,000 troops in all supported the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

  • Soldier relives traumatic experience, implores others to seek help

    Jan 22, 2013

    "I was driving my Ford station wagon across the Woodrow Wilson and was suddenly back in Da Nang."

  • Obama thanks service members, families at CINC Inaugural Ball

    Jan 22, 2013

    During the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C., some 4,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen gathered to help President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate the start of his second term.

  • Army Ground Combat Vehicle acquisition strategy revised

    Jan 18, 2013

    The Ground Combat Vehicle acquisition strategy was modified, Jan. 17, 2013, to further reduce risk and maintain an affordable program.

  • White Sands home to Army's largest solar power system

    Jan 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 16, 2013, in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, White Sands commander, joined by Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • WWII Soldier, character actor Charles Durning to be interred at Arlington

    Jan 17, 2013

    Triple Purple Heart holder, Silver Star recipient and award-winning character actor Charles Durning, who died at 89 on Christmas eve of natural causes, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Feb. 21, 2013.

  • U.S. Institute of Peace working with Soldiers to stabilize Mideast

    Jan 17, 2013

    After his battalion worked in Iraq with the U.S. Institute of Peace, a wounded warrior was able to visit USIP's new Global Peacebuilding Center to learn about his unit's accomplishments.

  • Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training

    Jan 17, 2013

    In advance of possible extreme budget cuts that could arrive in March, Army leadership has called for an immediate hiring freeze and spelled out other pre-emptive measures meant to help the service prepare for a fiscal cliff.

  • FORSCOM hosts SMA Board of Directors meeting

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Sergeant Major of the Army Board of Director's meeting serves as an opportunity for the Army's senior enlisted leaders to come together and share current information about the Army, while discussing issues affecting Soldiers and Army Families, from the leader's perspective. The two-day session included briefings and discussion on topics such as personnel, operations, physical fitness, security and health.

  • Army helicopters aid stranded oil rig

    Jan 15, 2013

    A storm New Year's Eve ran an arctic drilling rig aground on an Alaskan island and two new Chinook helicopters from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, came to the rescue.

  • Army upgrades security, collaboration, home use with joint enterprise license

    Jan 15, 2013

    The Army, along with the Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency, will have access to the newest versions of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 8, under a $617 million joint enterprise license agreed to in December.

  • Military plays security support role for inauguration

    Jan 15, 2013

    Soldiers from around the nation will provide security assistance to the Secret Service, the FBI, the National Park Police and other law enforcement agencies during the 2013 inauguration event in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

  • Soldiers prep for presidential inauguration

    Jan 14, 2013

    The Army will play a major role in the 57th presidential inaugural, set for Jan. 21, 2013, and early Sunday morning, Soldiers participated in a full dress rehearsal, marching along Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street from Capitol Hill to beyond the White House.

  • Army's top general visits 2nd Infantry Division

    Jan 11, 2013

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff, and his wife, Linda, visited 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and their families at Camps Casey and Hovey, Jan. 11, 2013.

  • Conventional, special operations forces aviation to continue collaboration as Army downsizes

    Jan 11, 2013

    Army aviation special operations and conventional aviation forces will continue to collaborate and forge bonds that will become tighter as the Army downsizes, SOF and other commanders said Jan. 11, 2013, during the Association of the U.S. Army's annual Aviation Symposium and Exhibit.

  • President to award Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

    Jan 11, 2013

    President Barack Obama announced Jan. 11, 2013, that former Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor, Feb. 11, for his actions in Afghanistan.

  • Army aviation facing 'exciting, uncertain future'

    Jan 11, 2013

    The current fiscal environment poses significant challenges for Army aviation, as well as the rest of the Army and the Defense Department, said Lt. Gen. James O. Barclay III, deputy chief of staff, G-8.

  • Viability of industrial base concern for Army aviation

    Jan 11, 2013

    With already declining budgets, a potential sequester later this year, and a difficult economy, sustaining the industrial base that provides the Army with aircraft and aviation logistics support is a complex problem.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Jan 10, 2013

    For the fifth year now, practitioners of Lean Six Sigma were recognized, Jan. 10, 2013, for streamlining Army business processes that help save the Army money.

  • TRADOC sees role of Army aviation growing while force downsizes

    Jan 10, 2013

    With a smaller, leaner force in the future, aviation will play a bigger and more significant role than it has over the last decade, said the Army's Training and Doctrine commander.

  • Army aviation's way ahead based on combat lessons learned

    Jan 10, 2013

    Army aviation has been in the fight now for more than a decade, and as the drawdown in Afghanistan continues, commanders say it would be wise to remember the lessons learned during those years.

  • Odierno meets frontline Soldiers in South Korea

    Jan 10, 2013

    The U.S. Army's top uniformed leader visited American Soldiers who serve close to the world's most heavily armed border Jan. 10 - 11.

  • GHS to bring changes to labeling, classification of hazardous chemicals

    Jan 9, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians who handle hazardous chemicals as part of their job will soon begin training for changes coming to the labeling and classification of chemicals in the workplace.

  • Campbell assumes command of U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden ceremony

    Jan 9, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. formally assumed command of U.S. Army Europe in a ceremony on Clay Kaserne, Germany, Jan. 9, 2013.

  • Teller lone military brat in All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2013

    Retired Army Reserve Maj. Rick Teller got choked up while talking about his son, Wyatt, the lone military brat among 90 players in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Increase in Social Security withholding will little affect Soldier pay

    Jan 9, 2013

    This year, Soldiers and most civilians will see an increase in the amount of their pay withheld for Social Security. The withholding has increased from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent.

  • Army investigates 'smell-seeing' technology for military application

    Jan 8, 2013

    At the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, scientists are fine-tuning odor-sensing technology that could be used to protect food supplies, identify biological agents and equip the warfighter with newfound capabilities.

  • New range system passes government test

    Jan 8, 2013

    A new "location of miss and hit" electronic shot detection and location system recently passed its government acceptance test.

  • East strikes quickly to win U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Wide receiver James Quick caught the game-winning 34-yard touchdown pass and received the Pete Dawkins Most Valuable Player trophy for helping the East to a 15-8 victory over the West in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

  • Football coaches, Soldiers breed winners

    Jan 5, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander, Training and Doctrine Command, addressed about 90 coaches of the nation's top high school football players at the 2013 All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

  • Soldiers 'showcase' Army opportunities at All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2013

    The "Army Strong" message got a big boost this week as Soldier heroes, about 90 of the nation's top high school football players and their coaches, about 150 band members, a number of drill sergeants and many others converged in San Antonio for 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities.

  • Medevac crews in Afghanistan increase en-route patient care

    Jan 4, 2013

    Two medevac companies in Afghanistan have participated in a trial program to administer blood products to wounded Soldiers during en-route flight care and movement to a medical facility.

  • Fear not option in Alamodome rappel

    Jan 4, 2013

    The Alamodome is not for the faint of heart, at least when rappelling from the ceiling to the artificial turf, 180 feet below.

  • Defense Authorization Act boosts pay, requires special training

    Jan 4, 2013

    President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 into law, Jan. 2, 2013.

  • ChalleNGe cadets talk transformation at completion ceremony

    Jan 3, 2013

    Hundreds of family members and guests watched as 98 cadets, who successfully met the requirements of the Maryland National Guard's Freestate ChalleNGe Academy, marched across the stage to receive their certificates during a Completion Ceremony at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Theater, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • Pre-game challenges energize All-American Bowl atmosphere

    Jan 3, 2013

    Drill sergeants barked orders and words of encouragement to motivate 90 of the top-ranked high school football players and 125 band members from around the nation as they competed, Jan. 2, 2012, in a number of events including relay races, pushups, sit-ups and a food-eating contest.

  • AER scholarships available for families of Soldiers

    Dec 28, 2012

    Army Emergency Relief scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014 will be available starting, Jan. 2, 2013, for spouses and children of Soldiers, retired Soldiers and reserve-component Soldiers on Title 10 orders. The application deadline is May 1, 2013.

  • Schwarzkopf, architect of Operation Desert Storm, dies at 78

    Dec 28, 2012

    Retired Army Gen. Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf -- nicknamed "Stormin' Norman" -- died Dec. 27, 2012, in Tampa, Fla., at the age of 78, due to complications from pneumonia. Schwarzkopf became well-known to Americans in 1991 as commander of U.S. Central Command and commander of coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm.

  • Soldiers feasting on healthier food

    Dec 27, 2012

    Dining facilities across the Army are offering more nutritious food these days, with the aim of improving Soldier performance.

  • Army's strategic vision plan unveiled

    Dec 26, 2012

    This month the latest U.S. Army Capstone Concept was released, which lays out how the will conduct future planning, organization and operations globally in support of the president's national security objectives.

  • USO tour visits remote post in Southern Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2012

    Celebrities with the USO tour visited Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Dec. 16, 2012, at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, Afghanistan.

  • Army Audit Agency wins 'Best Place to Work'

    Dec 21, 2012

    The Army Audit Agency, located at Fort Belvoir, Va., took first place in the federal government's 2012 small subcomponent category for the best places to work. In both 2010 and 2011, the agency came in second place.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldiers surprise Baltimore youth

    Dec 21, 2012

    BALTIMORE, Md. -- As 10-year-old Khalil Quarles opened the front door to his home Dec. 19, he immediately knew something was different -- parked outside on his driveway was an up-armored Humvee. Just minutes earlier the young boy, dressed in a personalized child-size Army Combat Uniform and with his first pair of dog tags draped around his neck, video chatted with Soldiers assigned to Third Army in Kuwait.

  • Reserve Soldiers help terminally ill boy live military dream

    Dec 21, 2012

    The dream of serving in the military for 10-year-old cancer patient Khalil Quarles came true Dec. 19, 2012, with his honorary enlistment in Baltimore.

  • Army applies NIE lessons to integrating network equipment

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army is applying integration lessons learned from completed Network Integration Evaluations as it continues production of networked vehicles to support fielding efforts to 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Army on target to meet energy-saving goals

    Dec 20, 2012

    On Dec. 2, 2011, President Barack Obama directed all federal agencies to make at least $2 billion worth of energy-efficiency upgrades over the next two years -- at no up-front cost to the taxpayer. The Army has taken on the president's challenge and already invested $208.8 million of its $384-million goal in energy-saving initiatives since December 2011.

  • Army deploying service-wide intelligence system

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army has been given the green light to fully deploy a combat-proven intelligence system to globally network its forces with mission-critical information.

  • Army vice chief tours TBI, PTSD treatment center

    Dec 20, 2012

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III toured the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Dec. 19, 2012, to gain perspective on treatment for service members who have traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Researchers want to help Soldiers get good night's sleep

    Dec 19, 2012

    Researchers from academia and the private sector are teaming up to study and improve the sleep quality of Soldiers through an online survey and follow-up care.

  • Electronic warfare graduates first to receive crested collar insignia

    Dec 19, 2012

    Twenty-eight Soldiers in the Electronic Warfare Specialist Basic Course were the first students to receive the new EW collar insignia at a graduation and cresting ceremony, Dec. 13, 2012, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Australian, American Soldiers share Christmas spirit in Afghanistan

    Dec 19, 2012

    More than 11 years into the war in Afghanistan, care packages continue to be a pleasant reminder that Soldiers serving at Multinational Base Tarin Kot are remembered during the holiday season.

  • Specialist wins 2012 Operation Rising Star

    Dec 18, 2012

    Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Constance Mack, representing the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., won the 2012 Operation Rising Star military singing contest at Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for valor in Afghanistan as Marine

    Dec 18, 2012

    It's not every day a National Guard sergeant receives a Silver Star for actions performed as a Marine. But that's exactly what happened in Pittsburgh, Dec. 10, 2012.

  • DOD announces 2013 housing, subsistence allowance rates

    Dec 17, 2012

    On Jan. 1, 2013, service members can expect to see an average increase of about $60 in their 2013 basic allowance for housing. Subsistence rates will increase less than $4 per month.

  • 1-32 Infantry 'Chosin' Soldier receives national leadership award

    Dec 17, 2012

    A Soldier with the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warriors in Transition Unit, received the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award during the 51st Annual USO Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner, Dec. 13, 2012, held at a hotel located in the middle of New York City's famous Times Square.

  • Project USO Elf provides gifts for Christmas

    Dec 17, 2012

    For nearly four hours Dec. 13, 2012, gifts for more than 550 children of area military families were wrapped in a back room of McGill Training Center and sent home ready for the holidays, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Vets gather to honor thousands felled at Battle of the Bulge

    Dec 17, 2012

    Veterans of what became known as the greatest land battle in the history of the U.S. Army gathered at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 16, 2012, to remember and pay tribute to the 19,000 Soldiers who didn't return home from the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Americans honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 16, 2012

    An estimated 27,000 people converged on Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 15, 2012, to lay some 110,000 wreaths on gravesites of veterans and their spouses, according to cemetery officials.

  • Army leaders probe 'deep future'

    Dec 14, 2012

    Trying to anticipate what the world might be like in 2030 would seem to be in the realm of science fiction writers. But the Army is interested too, and thinks it is important for planning purposes to know where it will be in 2030 and beyond -- dates it terms the "deep future."

  • Soldiers train with remote-controlled mine-clearing system

    Dec 14, 2012

    Tripping improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in a controlled way to avoid Soldier injury has become an automated process now for Soldiers.

  • You may not know him, but you've probably heard him

    Dec 13, 2012

    After 50 years on the air, American Forces Network icon Gary Bautell, is just getting started.

  • High school All-Americans visit Army leaders

    Dec 13, 2012

    The number-one recruited high school quarterback and cornerback paid a call on the Army chief of staff and the sergeant major of the Army, Dec. 11, 2012, where the two football players learned firsthand about the tradition of excellence behind command coins and how to accept them in a handshake.

  • Leaders meet at Fort Sill to discuss unmanned aerial system threats

    Dec 13, 2012

    How to neutralize the threat of enemy unmanned aircraft over forward operating bases was a topic addressed at the first Counter Unmanned Aerial System coordination meeting, Dec. 5-6, 2012, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Stress in Soldiers may be more than just holiday blues

    Dec 13, 2012

    Everyone, including Soldiers and their families, experience stress once in a while. But too much could lead to a variety of problems including post-traumatic stress disorder and even suicide.

  • Troops at MAPEX prepare to support inauguration

    Dec 13, 2012

    As the nation prepares for another presidential inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013, military services in the National Capital Region are gearing up to provide support to the event, as they have done every year since George Washington took office.

  • Wounded warriors return to Afghanistan

    Dec 12, 2012

    After being medically evacuated out of Afghanistan, embarking on the long road to recovery and learning to live life with less than they had before, eight wounded Soldiers and Marines returned to Afghanistan Dec. 5 to get a first-hand look at the war's progress and to help bring a sense of closure for the mental wounds left by their injuries.

  • National Guard hosts rehearsal for Presidential Inauguration

    Dec 12, 2012

    The District of Columbia National Guard joined hundreds of active-duty and Army Reserve military members, local and federal officials during a two-day inauguration rehearsal at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory this week.

  • Lessons learned benefit U.S., Japan at Yama Sakura 63

    Dec 11, 2012

    Members of the United States Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force teamed up to collect, track and distribute lessons learned during the bi-lateral training event Yama Sakura 63, held in Sendai, Japan.

  • New, longer Warrior Leader Course to launch with shorter days, land nav returns

    Dec 11, 2012

    When implemented Army-wide in January, the Warrior Leader Course will be a little bit longer and a little bit better, said the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Commandant Command Sgt. Maj. Rory L. Malloy.

  • Soldiers worldwide launch holiday activities

    Dec 11, 2012

    The holidays are just around the corner, but Soldiers everywhere are already busy with a variety of holiday activities.

  • Installation Management Command awards 'Stalwarts'

    Dec 11, 2012

    Several Soldiers and civilians received Army Installation Management Command Stalwart Awards at the 2012 IMCOM Garrison Commanders and Command Sergeants Major Conference, Dec. 5, 2012, near the San Antonio Airport.

  • Commander's 'dashboard' will highlight high-risk behavior in Soldiers

    Dec 11, 2012

    In February, the Army proposes to make available to commanders a new online software application called the "Commander's Risk Reduction Dashboard," to learn which Soldiers in their unit have been involved with at-risk behaviors, some of which may be associated with suicide, and when those instances occurred.

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