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  • Obama joins heads of state to honor D-Day veterans

    Jun 7, 2009

    NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL, France -- U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Prince Charles of Wales, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke here today at a ceremony honoring the servicemembers who fought and died during the allied invasion of Normandy 65 years ago.

  • Couples reconnect and work to 'fireproof' their marriages

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 25 years after saying the words "I do" in a South Carolina church, Libby Bryant found herself inside a theater complex on Oahu, recently, watching the inspirational, gospel-centered movie "Fireproof" when she unexpectedly had an epiphany about her marriage.

  • Ask the Commander: latest communication aid

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Hawaii community has a new communications tool to ask questions about community issues and concerns directly to the garrison commander, appropriately called "Ask the Commander."

  • '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.

  • Parents learn to teach children with Army program's help

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For a brief moment, Callie Smith remained on all fours, sizing up her target like some kind of potential prized catch. Then without warning, she lunged forward - rising up onto her knees and wrapping her arms securely around her victim, as if unwilling to let him go until she gave him the one thing he deserved.

  • Commentary: Common threads bind attempts at suicide

    Jun 6, 2009

    It sounded like someone chopping onions on a cutting board as the specialist stabbed the long black blade around his fingers faster and more reckless with each pass between his fingers. I was an Air Force staff sergeant at the time of this incident, running the track while deployed at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kindom of Saudia Arabia, when I heard this noise and investigated.

  • D-Day 65th Anniversary

    Jun 6, 2009

    NORMANDY, France (June 6, 2009) Aca,!" Veterans, U.S. and allied nation servicemembers, dignitaries and government representatives gathered at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial to honor veterans of the D-Day landings during a commemoration ceremony held here June 6.

  • President Obama honors D-Day vets

    Jun 6, 2009

    NORMANDY, France -- President Barak Obama, accompanied by the Prince of Wales, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Canadian Prime Stephen Harper and President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, returns a salute to an honor guard of U.S. and allied servicemembers during the 65th anniversary commemoration of D-Day in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial June 6. The heads of state honored veterans of the landing and World War II.

  • Army War College graduates will carry on lessons learned to fellow Soldiers, NCOs

    Jun 6, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Preston, left, speaks with Lt. Col. John Kolasheski, Army War College graduate, after the graduation held June 6 on the parade grounds. As the keynote speaker, Preston told stories of Soldiers and NCOs that the graduates would soon lead.

  • Preston shares lessons learned with Army War College grads, NCOs

    Jun 6, 2009

    As the keynote speaker, the Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, told stories of Soldiers and NCOs that the graduates would soon lead.

  • Servicemembers join veterans, French citizens to commemorate sacrifice of World War II troops who fo

    Jun 6, 2009

    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.

  • IA Preventative Medicine Team tours Adder's DFAC

    Jun 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -Visitors from the Iraqi Army's preventative health and food preparation teams, 10th Division Iraqi Army toured the dining facility here April 28.

  • Paving the Road to Reconstruction

    Jun 6, 2009

  • Lonestar State Sustainers train on MRAPs

    Jun 6, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Texas Army National Guard Soldiers of Foxtrot Company, 949th Brigade Support Battalion, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, were taught the driver's training course on the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle here May 2.

  • 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.

  • Officials honor volunteer contributions

    Jun 5, 2009

    Selfless service took center stage when Fort Benning community members gathered Monday to recognize the installation's outstanding volunteers.

  • Post veterinarians support Army pets

    Jun 5, 2009

    When SFC(R) Bobby Terry brought Schatzi, his 8-year-old American Eskimo dog, to the Fort Benning Veterinary Treatment Facility with life-threatening injuries, Terry wasn't sure his best friend would survive. But, after quick action by veterinary facility staff, Schatzi was stitched up and ready to go home two days later.

  • Platoons learn teamwork through competition

    Jun 5, 2009

  • Plan ahead for safe hikes

    Jun 5, 2009

    You need to get out more. And I don't mean getting in touch with what's hip or in style - unless that includes 700-foot falls and 20-mile foot paths. I'm talking about getting in touch with nature. It's good for your physical and mental health and it can't be beat for a low-cost entertainment option. The outdoors is remarkably budget-friendly. So try hitting the trails during National Trails Day Saturday. Even if you've never hiked before, you can still set off to walk on the wild side with a few hiking essentials.

  • National Infantry Museum exhibits to depict both sides of battle

    Jun 5, 2009

    When the National Infantry Museum opens June 19, visitors can expect to see exhibits capturing the battles of American forces. Dressed in a range of uniforms, from the French WWII winter ensemble to the modern ACU, mannequins will display artifacts from wars dating back to the founding of the country.

  • Medal of Honor recipient to be honored at new museum June 12

    Jun 5, 2009

    Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. Ross McGinnis, who was killed Dec. 4, 2006, in Iraq, when he covered a grenade with his body to save the lives of four others, will be honored at a ceremony at 5 p.m. on June 12 at the National Infantry Museum on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Basic trainees fire first weapons as Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Bullets were flying when basic trainees learned how to fire the Mark-19 grenade launcher and the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun Friday at Patton Range.

  • JROTC cadets build leadership, friendship

    Jun 5, 2009

    "Oh my gosh, I made it!" said Anthony Smith after descending the rope tower obstacle at Malvesti Field Tuesday. Smith, a ninth-grader and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet at North Atlanta High School, was one of 359 cadets from 26 schools who participated in the 2009 JROTC Leadership Challenge at Fort Benning. During the weeklong camp, students participated in land navigation, marching, obstacle courses, rappelling and served in leadership positions.

  • Infantry Band preps for free concert

    Jun 5, 2009

    The U.S. Army Infantry Center Band will pay homage to the nation's service members and their sacrifices with a free concert next week at Riverside.

  • CG reflects on tenure at Fort Benning

    Jun 5, 2009

    MG Michael Barbero promises a smooth transition as he prepares to exit this month as commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning. He said he only wishes he could be around to witness the historic changes taking place here.

  • Fort Benning on track with BRAC construction

    Jun 5, 2009

    Fort Benning remains on target with a massive expansion and renovation effort under way as part of its Base Realignment and Closure initiatives, officials said. During the next four years, the post is scheduled to complete $3.5 billion in construction, much of it tied to creating the Maneuver Center of Excellence, which will unite Fort Benning's Infantry Center with the Armor Center and School from Fort Knox, Ky., in 2011.

  • Airborne Walk marks 24-year anniversary

    Jun 5, 2009

    The Airborne community is about to reach a milestone. Saturday will mark the 24th anniversary of the official ground breaking of the Airborne Walk, the granite and concrete walkway next to Eubanks Field honoring the Airborne qualified, and used for Airborne School graduations.

  • Rangers defeat Tank Killers in loser's bracket

    Jun 5, 2009

  • 1/19 defeats 1/15 in preseason tourney

    Jun 5, 2009

    1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, defeated the Eliminators, 1st Bn., 15th Inf. Regt., Monday at Gowdy Field in the semifinal game of the winner's bracket preseason Commander's Cup softball championship.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 2 marked the 5th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army, Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet.

  • Commentary: Challenges of a new era require the ability to change

    Jun 5, 2009

    In recent years, the Army has made great strides in transformation to meet the global demands of the 21st century. Transformation signifies change, altering a course, or modifying a technique. Why do we see change as a necessary tool for restructuring'

  • Exhibits to depict both sides of battle

    Jun 5, 2009

  • 198th hosts kids day

    Jun 5, 2009

    "It's like a party," said 9-year-old Brandon Barker, who spent Brave and Bold Kids Day with his mother, a human resources specialist with the 198th Infantry Brigade. "It's sunny. I'm with my mom. There's food, bounce houses, certificates, fishing, and they have prizes," he said. "I'm just excited that I caught a fish because usually I can't catch anything." Barker was one of more than 150 kids who attended Brave and Bold Kids Day Friday on Sand Hill.

  • Running for fun at Redstone Arsenal

    Jun 5, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Willie Kelly, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command G-1 noncommissioned officer in charge, reaches for his placement number at the end of Redstone Arsenal's 5K Fun Run Friday morning. The route, which equates to 3.2 miles, began and ended in front of the Post Exchange.

  • Military Emergency Relief Campaign Raises More than $34K!

    Jun 5, 2009

    Generosity to others is alive and well in South Florida. During the Military Emergency Relief Campaign from March 1 - May 15, personnel at U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Miami donated more than $34,000 in cash, checks, and payroll deductions to MER. The Campaign Committee spiced up the giving by using a game of "Sabotage," and allowing the service winning the game to present senior leadership with a symbolic campaign check representing total campaign fundraising. The game counts all coins donated as positive points and bills as negative. Services were encouraged to "sabotage" the money jugs located inside the headquarters building by putting bills in the other service's jugs. When they were emptied and counted, the Air Force came up winners. But the game was a big winner for all, raising more than $690 for the cause.

  • Officials honor volunteer contributions

    Jun 5, 2009

    Selfless service took center stage when Fort Benning community members gathered Monday to recognize the installation's outstanding volunteers. During the U.S. Army Infantry Center Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Benning Conference Center, more than 20 individuals and organizations received awards for their contributions.

  • 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.

  • Airborne Walk marks 24-year anniversary

    Jun 5, 2009

    The Airborne community is about to reach a milestone. Saturday will mark the 24th anniversary of the official ground breaking of the Airborne Walk, the granite and concrete walkway next to Eubanks Field honoring the Airborne qualified, and used for Airborne School graduations.

  • 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.

  • Top NCO, Top Soldier selected to represent USASMDC/ARSTRAT at DA Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 5, 2009

    Overcast skies and muddy terrain could not stop four Noncommissioned Officers and four Soldiers from gutting it out during the 2009 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Top NCO, Top Soldier selected to represent USASMDC/ARSTRAT at DA Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 5, 2009

    Overcast skies and muddy terrain could not stop four Noncommissioned Officers and four Soldiers from gutting it out during the 2009 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Lt. Gen. Mixon Speaks to Kona Rotary

    Jun 5, 2009

    I would like to give you a brief overview of US Army Pacific engagements, our area of responsibility, the status of our transformation, the diversity of today's Army, and The Year of the NCO.

  • 162nd conducts training with FBI

    Jun 5, 2009

    As Fort Polk's 162nd Infantry Brigade prepares to launch training with Foreign Security Forces-Transition Team service members on Aug. 31, Soldiers are doing everything they can to provide quality training to deploying troops. For their latest improvements, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Division, lent a helping hand.

  • Medal of Honor recipient to be honored at new museum June 1212

    Jun 5, 2009

    Medal of Honor recipient SPC Ross McGinnis, who was killed Dec. 4, 2006, in Iraq, when he covered a grenade with his body to save the lives of four others, will be honored at a ceremony at 5 p.m. June 12 at the National Infantry Museum.

  • Keller staff uses new equipment during evacuation exercise at West Point

    Jun 5, 2009

    Story and photos about Keller Army Community Hospital at West point's evacuation exercise

  • CG reflects on tenure at Fort Benning

    Jun 5, 2009

  • CG reflects on tenure at Fort Benning

    Jun 5, 2009

    MG Michael Barbero promises a smooth transition as he prepares to exit this month as commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning. He said he only wishes he could be around to witness the historic changes taking place here.

  • The Crucible: 83rd Chem event helps train officers to standard on Army tasks, drills

    Jun 5, 2009

    Fort Polk's 83rd Chemical Battalion hosted "The Crucible," a three-day event for officers May 27-29, to train them to standard on Army tasks and drills. Lt. Col. Scott Estes, commander, 83rd Chem Bn, said the exercise expanded throughout the planning process.

  • 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment Soldiers at home on range

    Jun 5, 2009

    Every Soldier in the Army is familiar with weapons qualification. For the cadre of the 1st Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, weapons qualification takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to combat advisors.

  • Army Chaplaincy CORE page

    Jun 5, 2009

  • Chaplaincy CORE page

    Jun 5, 2009

  • MEDDACAca,!E+NCOs display fitness, marksmanship, leadership

    Jun 5, 2009

    This Fort Polk MEDDAC event combined the basic Soldier skills of physical fitness and marksmanship in a showdown featuring five two-man teams that contained one NCO and one officer or Soldier.

  • Test Week 2009 held June 2-4

    Jun 5, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command presented a briefing to approximately 400 industry and military attendees at the "Test Week 2009" conference held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Campbell's June 3 presentation, titled "Full Spectrum Range/Test Facilities," focused on the two major test ranges operated by USASMDC/ARSTRAT, the High Energy Systems Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. "Right Size, Right Price, Right Stuff, Best Value!" was the theme for Test Week 2009 which was held June 2-4.

  • Test Week 2009 held June 2-4

    Jun 5, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command presented a briefing to approximately 400 industry and military attendees at the "Test Week 2009" conference held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Campbell's June 3 presentation, titled "Full Spectrum Range/Test Facilities," focused on the two major test ranges operated by USASMDC/ARSTRAT, the High Energy Systems Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. "Right Size, Right Price, Right Stuff, Best Value!" was the theme for Test Week 2009 which was held June 2-4.

  • Test Week 2009 held June 2-4

    Jun 5, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command presented a briefing to approximately 400 industry and military attendees at the "Test Week 2009" conference held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Campbell's June 3 presentation, titled "Full Spectrum Range/Test Facilities," focused on the two major test ranges operated by USASMDC/ARSTRAT, the High Energy Systems Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. "Right Size, Right Price, Right Stuff, Best Value!" was the theme for Test Week 2009 which was held June 2-4.

  • Chaplains Reinforce More Than Faith

    Jun 5, 2009

    One of the reinforcements all branches of service have come to count on in time of need is the chaplain.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps commander awards top Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

  • XVIII Airborne Corps awards top Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Seven Soldiers were awarded top honors by the XVIII Airborne Corps commander in a ceremony at Fort Bragg Friday afternoon.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps awards top Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Seven Soldiers were awarded top honors by the XVIII Airborne Corps commander in a ceremony at Fort Bragg Friday afternoon.

  • THE "DSC"

    Jun 5, 2009

    Stories of past courage canAca,!A|teachAca,!A|offer hopeAca,!A|provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul.Aca,!A? Senator John F. Kennedy.

  • Secretary of the Army

    Jun 5, 2009

    Army Secretary Pete Geren thanks Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Isenbarger as Staff Sgt. Joe Abeln looks on after a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute team "Golden Knights" in conjunction with the "Army Strong Experience," June 3, 2009, at Ft. Meade, Md. The four-day outreach event for civilian business, government, media, and academic leaders raised their awareness about opportunities within the Army.

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

    Commentary written by one of the chaplains in the National Capital Region to appear in the Pentagram's weekly "Chaplain's Corner."

  • Army Strong Experience connects, motivates

    Jun 5, 2009

    The Army Strong Experience, hosted by Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Accessions Command, is a two-day immersive, multi-dimensional Army experience for senior centers of influence (COIs) designed to educate and encourage them to become active advocates for the Army.

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • Back in Afghanistan

    Jun 5, 2009

  • Advise-and-assist paratroopers taste the future

    Jun 5, 2009

    Paratroopers with Company D and a platoon from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, assisted role-playing Iraqi troops as the Iraqis met with the mayor and cleared the realistic streets of Sadiq, a mock Iraqi town at the Joint Readiness Training Center May 12.

  • Fort Bragg stands shoulder to shoulder against suicide

    Jun 5, 2009

    Special Troops Battalion XVIII Airborne Corps completed Phase II of the Army's three-step suicide prevention training late last month. Chaplain (Capt.) Edward A. Coy, STB, hosted a series of Phase II training sessions known as "Shoulder-to-Shoulder" for senior NCOs at platoon level to provide skills for the recognition and early intervention for a potential suicide victim.

  • Always in front

    Jun 5, 2009

    The activation of a reconnaissance and surveillance unit here May 21 marked another milestone for the Army's transformation into a modular force.

  • 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.

  • Belton leaders visit 15th SB's Hood

    Jun 5, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers hosted a group of Belton leaders on their tour of Fort Hood June 2 as part of the brigade's ongoing effort to build strong relationships between Soldiers and the local community.

  • Soldiers dedicate chapel at Afghanistan forward operating base

    Jun 5, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - After almost a year in Afghanistan, the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Ramrod have experienced many hardships, including dozens of improvised explosive device strikes, a suicide bomber and the deaths of fellow Soldiers. The newly built FOB Ramrod chapel fills a spiritual and emotional need for Soldiers. In a special service, troops and civilians dedicated this new chapel May 31.

  • Army deploys scientists to study Iraqi culture

    Jun 5, 2009

    From inception, 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. "If Soldiers want to know, 'Why are the children throwing rocks at us'' and 'Why are they rocketing us'' That's what we do," said Leslie Kayanan, team leader of the Human Terrain System team assigned to the 34th Inf. Div.

  • 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.

  • First Army riders for safety

    Jun 5, 2009

    First Army hosts motorcycle safety ride

  • Fort McPherson summer camp

    Jun 5, 2009

    photos of the first week of Fort McPherson's summer camp

  • 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.

  • Company C, U.S. Army Garrison, becomes Headquarters Detachment, First Army

    Jun 5, 2009

    C, U.S. Army Garrison, reflags to Headquarters Detachment, First Army.

  • 'Top' Carr drives on; First Sergeant becomes Sergeant Major

    Jun 5, 2009

    Like growing pains, advancing in one's career can sometimes be a stressful experience. But like a child turning into an adult, moving on is necessary for one to reach their full potential. For Master Sgt. Chrisitan Carr, acting sergeant major for United States Army Garrison, the next stage in his development is becoming more than an acting sergeant major, but the real deal.

  • Spreading the word on public affairs

    Jun 5, 2009

    Spreading the word on public affairs

  • Coalition forces mentor Afghans at JMRC

    Jun 5, 2009

    Soldiers from the Afghan National Army sharpen their tactical skills under the guidance of U.S. and Latvian soldiers during an Observe, Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) rotation at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Colonels weave sorority sister ties through military careers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Six women living in the Atlanta area, all alumnae members of the historically African American sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, have more in common than just that-they are all colonels in the U.S. Army.

  • Army Announces BCT Stationing Decision

    Jun 5, 2009

  • Army Announces BCT Stationing Decision

    Jun 5, 2009

  • Army announces decision to delay inactivation of V Corps Headquarters

    Jun 5, 2009

  • Fallen Soldier's name lives on at MEPS

    Jun 5, 2009

    Even as a child, Jonathan Ayers displayed characteristics that made his father Bill realize the military was probably in Jon's future. At the age of three, Jon had approached his father, looked down at Bill's shoes, and told him that they were dirty and needed to be cleaned. "That was Jon. He loved the spit and polish," Bill said. It was that love of the military, its culture, and more profoundly, the love of his fellow man, which would allow Jonathan to accomplish more in his short tenure in the Army than many others. And now, as of May 20, those personality traits will continue to live on and affect all recruits entering the military service at the Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) on Fort Gillem. On May 20, the swearing in room, where recruits take the oath of enlistment, was dedicated as the Cpl. Jonathan Ayers U.S. Army Ceremony Room.

  • Army to celebrate 234 years of 'service commitment'

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 14 we will celebrate the Army's 234th birthday. This celebration gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by members of the greatest landfighting force in history and the commitment to service demonstrated by those who wear the uniform today.

  • Army announces decision to delay inactivation of V Corps Headquarters

    Jun 5, 2009

  • 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.

  • Sgt. Major Kelvin Spencer joins Team Tobyhanna, brings skills, experience to top enlisted position

    Jun 5, 2009

    It's been a while since Tobyhanna's new sergeant major repaired electronics systems and components at an Army installation in Germany -- a career path that would, 28 years later, lead him here.

  • Many gather to celebrate military

    Jun 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Spencer and the Blue Force Tracking HUMVEE led the Tobyhanna contingent in Scranton's annual Armed Forces/Veterans Day Parade in Scranton on May 16.

  • Military spouses participate in annual spa day events

    Jun 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna's Army Community Service Program sponsored the 3nd Annual Military Spouse Appreciation "Spa" Day luncheon at The Landing May 13.

  • 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.

  • Bamberg's solar panel implementation supports DoD, Army goals

    Jun 5, 2009

    Bamberg's installment of solar panels at the energy plant costs around $250,000. Stadtwerke Bamberg, the company that operates the energy plant on Warner Barracks and supplies its utilities, made the investment. The company will receive incentives from the German government and the installation receives credit toward onsite-produced power.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jun 5, 2009

  • FRG Round-Up addresses transition, integration issues

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Guest choir brings essential 'Joy' to season's first 'Concert on the Green'

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Warrior Division welcomes Ferrell as ADC-S

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Delayed Conversion of USAREUR HQ and V Corps Inactivation

    Jun 4, 2009

    <b>What Is It'</b> It is a decision by the Secretary of the Army to delay conversion of USAREUR HQ and inactivation of V Corps. The Department of the Army announced on June 4, 2009 that Secretary of the Army Pete Geren has delayed the inactivation of the V Corps and the conversion of USAREUR Headquarters. This decision will allow time to assess the impact of Army requirements.

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