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  • Tulsa recruiter writing, publishing books for his children

    Jan 29, 2013

    Tulsa, Okla., recruiter Steve C. Bellew, who took up writing and blogging in 2005 as a creative hobby, has started writing books starring his own children.

  • 3 Southern College of Optometry students earn scholarships

    Jan 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army selected three students from the Southern College of Optometry as recipients of the Army's Health Professions Scholarship Program. They took the oath of office today at a ceremony at the school.

  • Chaplain assistant grateful for experiences

    Jan 28, 2013

    Being a chaplain's assistant wasn't the job Spc. Kimberly Latimer-Ellison really wanted when she enlisted in the Army More than two years ago. She really wanted to be a supply clerk, but that military occupational specialty wasn't available, so she was offered the position of chaplain assistant.

  • Recruiter Journal - January-February 2013

    Jan 28, 2013

    The January-February Recruiter Journal is online

  • STEM students building bridges to bright futures

    Jan 26, 2013

    During Viva Technology Day, students at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles participated in hands-on competitive, educational challenges. They worked in teams led by college students and Corps of Engineers interns who major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

  • CSF2 provides family members, Army civilians with better resilience training tools

    Jan 25, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness now provides a new feature for family members and Army civilians.

  • Nascar shows the importance of teamwork

    Jan 25, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Fort Bragg Soldiers participated in the Earnhardt-Ganssi Pit Crew Challenge at the 525 Battlefield Surveillance Brigade motor Jan. 18. The event was organized by the Fort Bragg Garrison Community Relations Division in conjuction with the Earnhardt-Ganassi Pit Crew Team to provide Soldiers with an insight into NASCAR pit crew teamwork in a friendly environment.

  • Soldiers school college students

    Jan 24, 2013

    In the brush and brambles near Gate 1, 24 Calvin College students lay facedown in the dirt, performing pushups and rowers as Soldiers called cadence. "So far it's going great," said Jenna Heethuis, a junior, as she performed a windmill exercise.

  • 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.

  • Army showcases latest technologies at All-American Bowl

    Jan 23, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- The U.S. Army showed off its latest technology advancements, including the Containerized Kitchen that can serve three hot meals a day for up to 800 soldiers, at the Army All-American Bowl Jan. 5.

  • Soldier trains for combat-arms support job newly opened to women

    Jan 17, 2013

    Pvt. Cicely Verstein, 21, did not give much thought to her place in history when she enlisted in the Army. The Pennsylvania native said she was looking for a job she thought was interesting, but will soon become the first woman in the Army to repair the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit expands to include Wounded Warriors

    Jan 10, 2013

    The Army recently announced the expansion of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to include 24 Wounded Warriors as members of its new Paralympic and Instructor sections.

  • Community leaders impressed by Army medical, support facilities

    Jan 9, 2013

    Few community leaders understand how the Army trains physicians, cares for the wounded, feeds Soldiers and sustains a high quality of life for Soldier Families. During pregame activities of the U.S. Army All American Bowl, 50 selected centers of influence from throughout the nation toured Fort Sam Houston Jan. 3.

  • ROTC's top Cadet talks leadership at All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Cadet Patrick Lupfer of Northeastern University used an exercise to teach students about the Army Values, during All-American Bowl week activities in San Antonio.

  • Army recognizes excellence at awards dinner

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Rotary Club of San Antonio hosted the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Dinner at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, to celebrate the achievements of the All-American athletes and to honor Army Soldiers' and their families, Jan. 4, 2013.

  • 3 Cadets become Army's newest second lieutenants at All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Two Cadets from San Antonio schools and one from Michigan took the oath of office in a pre-game ceremony before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, on the Alamodome field before thousands of football fans.

  • eCYBERMISSION program registers a strong year in STEM outreach

    Jan 7, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION program reported a record year in 2012 for science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach, officials announced.

  • Top Reserve recruiter embraces every challenge

    Jan 6, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Mariela Richardson never meant to be the top Army Reserve recruiter, she just did what she was told. Her first sergeant instructed her to prepare to appear before a quarterly board. That eventually led to her appearance before a battalion, brigade and finally a command board.

  • TRADOC commander addresses Soldier Heroes during All-American Bowl week

    Jan 6, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commanding general, spoke to the Soldier Heroes participating in the All-American Bowl Week on three main points: Establishing the conditions for the Army in 2014, focusing on preparedness rather than short-term readiness, and the Army Profession.

  • Army Strong Zone shows 150 Ways to be 'Army Strong'

    Jan 6, 2013

    The Army Strong Zone, a 129,000 square-foot exhibit area adjacent to the Alamodome, provides Americans a platform to experience the diverse elements of the world's strongest team -- the U.S. Army.

  • Community leaders learn how Army takes care of families

    Jan 5, 2013

    Army garrison leaders from multiple installations reached out to dozens of educators, business executives and community leaders from across the country during U.S. Army All-American Bowl week activities to show how the Army creates a home for Soldiers and their families.

  • 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.

  • 200th MP Command Soldier recognized at 2013 All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2013

    Soldier, college student, parachutist, electrician, police officer and soon-to-be reporter. All of these words describe Staff Sgt. Dallas Pierce, with the 200th Military Police Command, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Army, civilian leaders discuss Soldier, veteran opportunities at All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is hosting an array of events leading up to the bowl game, bringing military and civilians together for networking purposes.

  • 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.

  • Soldiers teach Army Values to All-American Bowl participants

    Jan 4, 2013

    Army All-American players, band members and Soldier Heroes met at the Sunset Station in San Antonio, Jan. 2, 2013, for dinner and a little friendly East vs. West competition.

  • Army All-American athletes inspire children's hospital patients

    Jan 3, 2013

    U.S. Army All-American Bowl players visited with young patients at Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, during All-American Bowl week.

  • Soldiers mentor All-American players, band members during bowl week

    Jan 3, 2013

    Corpus Christi recruiters Staff Sgt. David Camarillo and Staff Sgt. Charles Hoskins were selected to participate as Soldier Hero mentors to two of the 90 All-American Bowl football players this week.

  • Community leaders, educators try hands at marksmanship

    Jan 3, 2013

  • 14 seconds to impact: Training helps save pilots' lives

    Jan 3, 2013

    It was early on a summer morning in Afghanistan as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mark Foschetti and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike McGann headed back toward Bagram Airfield, when their morning changed in a way they'd never forget.

  • All-American Bowl VIPs spend 'golden' day with parachutists

    Jan 3, 2013

    Community leaders and educators get a first-hand look at the life of the Army's famed Golden Knights. Though weather prevented them from the jumping Thursday, the VIPs still raved about their experience.

  • Couple takes journey through life side-by-side

    Jan 2, 2013

    Once David and Lizeth Wakasa exchanged their vows they would set into motion an inseparable journey that would lead them to Afghanistan and eventually the Pentagon.

  • Band veterans playing new role at All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2013

    A half-dozen senior ROTC Cadets who are former All-American Bowl marching band members are in San Antonio this week helping ensure another standout performance.

  • Cadet kicker eyes shot at NFL

    Jan 2, 2013

    Rockne Belmonte, a Cadet with Northern Michigan University, is preparing for a shot a playing professional football. A kicker, he holds the record for Northern Michigan's longest field goal at 58 yards.

  • 'The Admiral' oversees Army All-American Bowl West team practice

    Jan 1, 2013

    NBA All-Star Hall of Fame player David "The Admiral" Robinson stopped by to watch U.S. Army All-American players practice in San Antonio.

  • International Assistance -- Recruiters, Fort Knox grant Belgian teen's wish

    Dec 20, 2012

    Make A Wish Foundation turns to U.S. Army Recruiting Command to make Belgian cancer victim's dream of becoming a U.S. Soldier come true.

  • Updated Army Strong Stories shares Soldier stories on-the-go

    Dec 14, 2012

    To remain at the forefront of readership trends and the ever-changing news landscape, the U.S. Army launched mobile-optimized site enhancements, topic pages and iOS app capabilities as part of its award-winning Army Strong Stories blogging and story-telling platform.

  • Cadet Command salutes newest 'second lieutenant'

    Dec 14, 2012

    Cadet Command teams with Fort Knox and Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill Belgian teen's dream of becoming a U.S. Soldier.

  • 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.

  • Not what to think, but how to think

    Dec 11, 2012

    As Cadet Command looks at retooling the way it teaches Cadets, putting greater emphasis on critical thinking, several programs are incorporating techniques that help future second lieutenants become more effective in handling different situations.

  • Credentialing program helps service members excel

    Dec 4, 2012

    The command is helping to increase opportunities for sustainment Soldiers by developing credentialing programs for 27 of its 57 military occupational specialties. One of the ways CASCOM is supporting professional credentialing of its service members is through the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Allied Trade Specialist (91E) course.

  • New reference guide highlights training basics

    Nov 29, 2012

    The first few weeks of Basic Combat Training can be disorienting for new Soldiers. If changes in environment and responsibilities weren't confusing enough, there's also a battery of new skills and disciplines to be learned in a short amount of time.

  • Army opens new intelligence MOS

    Nov 29, 2012

    A new military occupational specialty, Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist (35Q) opened last month.

  • More ROTC programs using computer gaming

    Nov 27, 2012

    The number of ROTC programs using the Army's flagship gaming engine more than doubled this year and looks to increase even more next year. The engine -- called Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) -- helps prepare Soldiers for numerous warfighting tasks.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl selects 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year nominees

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has nominated 16 high school seniors for the 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football's highest honor.

  • Army Soldier encourages students to plan for the future

    Nov 26, 2012

    "Where do you want to be in five years?" asked Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis J. Dent, Army Communications-Electronics Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He addressed more than 70 students enrolled in the Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, students at Havre de Grace Middle School to discuss the importance of getting a college education and how to best achieve their goals.

  • Service to country, ministry guides Soldier

    Nov 24, 2012

    Some people search their entire life for signs telling them what to do. For Erika Espeseth, it was a billboard for military chaplaincy that pointed her in the direction she had been searching for. She finally knew what she wanted in life: a life of ministry and service.

  • Local students get hands-on exposure to 'hair-raising' science

    Nov 23, 2012

    What better way to spark a lesson on basic electronics than to feel the hair-raising effects of electricity by placing your hands on a static-electricity-producing Van De Graaff Generator?

  • USAREC 1SG OF THE YEAR 2012 -- 1SG Jonathan D. Jackson

    Nov 21, 2012

    USAREC First Sergeant of the Year 2012, 1SG Jonathan Jackson, Gainesville Company, Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion

  • November-December Recruiter Journal Now Online

    Nov 19, 2012

    In this issue: Forging America's Strength: FY13 Priorities, Army Reserve Recruiting TTPs, Market Share Explained - Part 1, Safeguarding PII, USAREC Makes Skilled Linguist Mission for 1st Time, Indiana Recruiters Implement Shipper Ceremony, Nashville NCOs Run Boot Camp for Teachers, Raleigh NCOs compete in Fitness Challenge, and more.

  • Kansas City Chiefs show appreciation for military with game, events on field

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 50 in all, shared the unique opportunity of re-enlisting on the playing field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., before the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs military appreciation game, Nov. 18, 2012.

  • Americans Honor and Recognize Veterans during the NFL Chicago Bears Veterans Day Game

    Nov 16, 2012

    Chicago remembered its Nation's Veterans this past Sunday, November 11, as the National Football League's (NFL) Chicago Bears hosted its annual Veterans Day game at Soldier Field, this year playing the Houston Texans. The military participation, coordinated by the Army Public Affairs Mid-West office, included members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and Pentagon representatives.

  • Army Strong

    Nov 13, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David K. MacEwen, commanding general of the Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C., enlists 171 Soldiers into the armed forces during a football game Nov. 8.

  • Fifty new Soldiers enlist at NFL Military Appreciation Game in Jacksonville, FL

    Nov 9, 2012

    Soldier Support Institute commanding general enlists new service members at NFL Military Appreciation game.

  • USAREC Names 2012 NCOs, Civilians of Year

    Nov 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command's top NCOs and civilian employees for fiscal year 2012 collected their trophies during a ceremony Nov. 2 at the Patton Museum's Abrams Auditorium.

  • Tucson Students Face Up to Army Challenge

    Nov 1, 2012

    Tucson recruiters partner with area high schools for a fitness challenge Sept. 29.

  • Strength In Action Tour challenges Milwaukee students

    Oct 30, 2012

    The Strength in Action Tour challenged students both physically and mentally at three area high schools in Wisconsin. The traveling asset visited Tomah, Wausau West and Wausau East High Schools giving students the chance to test themselves during interactive fitness and educational challenges.

  • Westphal: Maintaining connection with American public critical to future of Army

    Oct 25, 2012

    "Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army are critical in connecting our Army with the American public, " said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal while discussing the future of the Army with 36 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during the 2012 CASA Fall Conference.

  • Chicago recruiters are radio stars on Chicago State "Vet Connect" show

    Oct 24, 2012

    What started out as a simple visit to the Veterans representative at Chicago State University to promote prior service and Army Reserve opportunities turned into a radio gig for recruiters from the Midtown and Southside Chicago Recruiting Stations.

  • Merrillville Station ceremony helps parents and family members ease into Army life

    Oct 24, 2012

    Recruiters at the Merrillville, Ind., Army Recruiting Station have initiated a special ceremony for Future Soldiers prior to shipping out to basic training, according to the Center Commander, Sgt. 1st Class Roberto Castro.

  • UAHuntsville and community engage local girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

    Oct 23, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- "HOOAH!" the girls exclaimed as Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion concluded her remarks kicking off the fourth annual Girls' Science & Engineering Day held at UAHuntsville Oct. 20.

  • Cadet Command deputy: Army-HACU partnership making process, but more to do

    Oct 22, 2012

    U.S. Army Cadet Command, which is the largest provider of college scholarships in America, awarded $29 million in benefits to Hispanic-serving institutions over the last five years.

  • Cadet Command surpasses recruiting mission

    Oct 12, 2012

    For the second straight year, Cadet Command exceeded its commissioning goal, adding 5,880 second lieutenants to the Army's officer ranks.

  • California city joins Army's Partnership for Youth Success

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Southern California Recruiting Battalion and the City of Coronado, Calif., teamed up to employ Army veterans during a Partnership for Youth Success signing ceremony at the Coronado City Hall, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • Medical Recruiting Brigade Celebrates Five Years of Success

    Oct 4, 2012

    The Medical Recruiting Brigade has enjoyed success in a very difficult mission for the Army: recruiting medical professionals -- including physicians, dentists, veterinarians and nurses, as well as chaplains, warrant officers and Special Operations Soldiers.

  • SMDC shows 'awesome' side of science to high schoolers

    Sep 30, 2012

    Adventures in Engineering day shows high school juniors many possibilities

  • Army Provides Rewarding Careers For Soldier Couple

    Sep 28, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With every promotion, the Marzan couple has asked each other "What do you think?"

  • Company commander saves career, marriage by asking for help

    Sep 21, 2012

    Former Fresno Recruiting Company Commander Capt. Jeff T. Jones was drinking to suppress issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of being overloaded, and of not being competent.

  • Course redesigns produce better prepared Army recruiters, commanders

    Sep 20, 2012

    The general consensus among recent Recruiting Center Commander Course graduates is that the newly redesigned CCC is better preparing them to be leaders in small-unit recruiting and the Army Recruiter Course is better preparing Soldiers for recruiting duty.

  • Army completely redesigns new recruiter training

    Sep 20, 2012

    In a move to rapidly embrace the new Army Learning Model, the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute's Recruiting and Retention School at Fort Jackson, S.C., has completely redesigned the Army Recruiter and Center Commander courses - from the curriculum and facilitation, to the number of students, to the students' duty uniform, to the physical appearance and layout of the classrooms.

  • What's new in Army Recruiter training?

    Sep 20, 2012

    So what's really different in the redesigned Army Recruiter (ARC) and Center Commander (CCC) courses? An easier question to answer would be, "What hasn't changed?" What the schoolhouse does - train noncommissioned officers to recruit for the Army - hasn't changed; it's how they do it that's been turned upside down.

  • Building resiliency in military children

    Sep 19, 2012

    With the constant moving, changing of schools and friends and having a parent who's deployed or geographically dispersed, being in a military family can, at times, be exceedingly stressful for children.

  • Army Strong School Ties: Soldier maintains bond with community, high school more than a decade

    Sep 19, 2012

    More Than a Decade After His Recruiting Tour Ended, Soldier Still Maintains Close Bond With Teachers, Students

  • Soldier stops at crash site to render first aid

    Sep 12, 2012

    Around 8:30 a.m. on April 9, 2012, Sgt. Michael Wazelle of Carson City Army Career Center headed over the mountain pass of Highway 50 en route to Sacramento Recruiting Battalion. His plan was to take a nice leisurely drive over the pass and seek some first-aid for his computer since his laptop was in bad condition. As it would turn out, Wazelle would end up stopping to render first aid at the site of a truck crash before he could get help for his computer.

  • Teachers become students at NSRDEC

    Sep 6, 2012

    Teachers became students again for a few days this summer as they raced and recorded data for Lego robots or studied dimensions of golf balls and designed their own simulations at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center through "Materials World Modules" training.

  • Soldiers give time, hugs to children with heart conditions

    Sep 6, 2012

    It's not always about recruiting for four Sacramento recruiters who usually spend their time looking for Future Soldiers. In early August, the recruiters volunteered at the annual "When I Grow Up" event for children with heart conditions.....

  • Educators gain enthusiasm about military life

    Aug 30, 2012

    In an effort to educate a group of teachers from the Harrisburg, Pa., area about military life, the Fort Detrick (Md.) Army Garrison hosted a two-day tour, Aug. 21-22, to highlight all facets of military life beyond deployment.

  • Soldiers develop new skills, confidence in BCT

    Aug 30, 2012

    New skills and new challenges awaited Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment during their second week of Basic Combat Training. Chemical defense, first aid and physical fitness training were all part of the week, but it was the CS gas (tear gas) Confidence Chamber on Aug. 21 that challenged their courage.

  • Hometown values combined with Army's world of opportunities equals success

    Aug 28, 2012

    With last week kicking off the new school year, Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command took time out of his busy schedule to speak with Martinsville and Henry County, Va. students Aug. 28.

  • Three-event APFT retained pending baseline Soldier physical readiness study

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Army will retain the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, pending a study to determine the best method to measure baseline Soldier physical readiness.

  • Army divers begin careers at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 24, 2012

    Three Soldiers will graduate from the 12D Army Diver Phase I course, Aug. 31, 2012, and then they will continue training in Panama City, Fla., at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, where they will become part of a small and elite group of Soldiers -- U.S. Army Deep Sea Divers.

  • Teachers become 'students' of Army

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Aug. 2012) -- The Great Lakes Army Recruiting Battalion in Lansing, Mich., sponsored a visit to help educators, counselors and business professionals better inform the populations they work with about the military, Army and Fort Sil.

  • Why We Serve: Spc. Maguire and Sgt. Miller

    Jul 31, 2012

    At a high school ski club outing, Travis Miller tried to do some "Sean White X-Games" stuff, hit his head on a rail, broke a vertebra and began bleeding internally. Fortunately, his football buddy, Greg Maguire, was there to help him down the mountain to professional care.

  • Military Career Pathways 101 Three-peat

    Jul 30, 2012

    2012 Military Career Pathways 101 -- provide educators with a firsthand understanding of military resources, career pathways and benefits. They came to learn how Army/military careers fit into the national education 16 career clusters

  • Rockin' CountryFest

    Jul 30, 2012

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- In a sea of cowboy boots and Stetsons, a group of combat boots, berets and patrol caps stood out as the U.S. Army took center stage at the 2012 K95 CountryFest July 29. For the second year in a row, CountryFest invited the U.S. Army to open the show with an oath of enlistment ceremony, which took place right before the event's featured performer, Darius Rucker, took to the stage.

  • From the Bear to the Eagle

    Jul 28, 2012

    From "The Cold War, Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Iraqi Freedom … I served in them all," said Cpl. Vitalis Dubininkas, pictured here during basic training with the Soviet Army in 1991. Dubininkas has since joined the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently the 3rd Platoon Team Leader with 316th Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command.

  • July-August Recruiter Journal

    Jul 24, 2012

    In this issue: Recruiter headed to duty at the White House, Health Expos build trust & open doors in schools, Improving 79R career management, and talking to educators about the ASVAB.

  • Recruiters open new station

    Jul 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District joined the U.S. Army's Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion to celebrate the grand opening of its newest recruiting station here June 20.

  • Like Father, Like Son

    Jul 18, 2012

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - With a strong tradition of military service in their family, a father and son enlisted in the U.S. Army together at a swearing-in ceremony July 13, 2012, at the Military Entrance Processing Station here.

  • Army medical student wins international math award

    Jul 18, 2012

    With a math problem so complex it took four days to solve, U.S. Army officer 2nd Lt. James Jones and his University of Louisville teammates, Suraj Kannan and Joshua Mitchell, took home the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Award in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Jones' team competed with more than 3,600 teams from 17 different countries to win the online problem-solving competition.

  • U.S. Army Launches America's Army Comics App for iPad and Android Tablet

    Jul 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army announced today that it has launched America's Army Comics, a free iPad and Android tablet app for viewing issues of the America's Army comic series. The app, which can be downloaded from iTunes ( and from Google Play (, explores the storyline behind America's Army.

  • Refugee becomes Army officer

    Jul 12, 2012

    William Medina-Diaz had been adrift at sea for a week before he and his family were found.

  • Partnering with education important to Army

    Jul 11, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Henry Huntley, U.S. Army Recruiting Command's deputy commanding general, was asked to speak to Kentucky principals about the challenges facing today's students and how the Army is partnering with educators to make a difference.

  • Army to discontinue NASCAR sponsorship

    Jul 11, 2012

    After this year, the Army will no longer sponsor a NASCAR team as part of its national branding and accession efforts. But the service will continue other programs to attract new Soldiers and keep itself in the public eye.

  • From refugee to American Soldier

    Jul 11, 2012

    Despite a tragic and harrowing journey out of war torn Liberia in his youth, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Samuel Banks considers himself blessed.

  • DS graduates entire platoon

    Jul 6, 2012

    Forty-five Soldiers in 1st Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, graduated from basic training Tuesday. Standing in formation on Soldier Field at the National Infantry Museum, they represented 100 percent of the Soldiers who first joined the platoon nine-and-a-half weeks ago, which was a goal set by Staff Sgt. Deon Pearman.

  • Army veterans among nearly 1,200 reporting for West Point's class of 2016

    Jul 5, 2012

    Nearly 1,200 cadet candidates reported to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for Reception Day July 2. While most will experience the military for the first time, more than 100 are already U.S. Army veterans.

  • Medical Readiness at Your Front Door

    Jul 3, 2012

    Medical Readiness at Your Front Door

  • From Recruiting Command to the White House

    Jul 3, 2012

    In August, Army recruiter Staff Sgt. Kyle Busby starts a three-year tour with the White House Medical Unit, which provides comprehensive medical care to the president, vice president and their immediate families.

  • USAREC Improves 79R Career Management

    Jul 3, 2012

    For the first time in Recruiting Command history career recruiters have an assignment branch of sorts that parallels the way the rest of the enlisted career management field (CMF) cells are set up in the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.


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