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  • 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.

  • Army partners with Iowa community leaders, schools to promote healthy lifestyles

    Jul 3, 2012

    Believing the Army has a responsibility to help build a strong nation and not just a strong Army, the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion commander worked with members of his community to develop a high school outreach program in the form of health expos to address the health and fitness challenges facing today's youth.

  • West Virginia woman signs on as first female Bradley mechanic

    Jul 3, 2012

    Cicely Verstein didn't plan on breaking any new ground when she enlisted in the Army. But the job she selected at the recruiting station has thrust her into the military spotlight.

  • Like this! Fort Leonard Wood drill sergeant answers questions from public live via Facebook

    Jun 28, 2012

    With the popularity of social media, Fort Leonard Wood is using the Internet to bring one of the post's most knowledgeable assets directly to personal computers around the world -- drill sergeants.

  • Army, TRADOC set Soldiers up for success with job credentialing

    Jun 21, 2012

    The Army's Training and Doctrine Command is working to increase opportunities for Soldiers to receive civilian credentialing for attending military schools.

  • Students challenged with West Point experience

    Jun 19, 2012

    Exhausted but enriched by the experience, the second and final group of rising high school seniors departed West Point June 15, 2012, after completing the week-long Summer Leaders Seminar.

  • Ga. JROTC Cadets display courage in Knox exercises

    Jun 16, 2012

    Junior ROTC Cadets visited Fort Knox this week for annual summer training at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Miss. students find personal, professional development in training

    Jun 16, 2012

    Students from Jackson Public Schools challenge themselves in training at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Army Strong Milsap Family Heritage Marks African-American History

    Jun 12, 2012

    The Army Strong Milsap Family heritage marked history when 2nd Lt. Corey Milsap became one of the first African-Americans to receive an officer commission from the University of North Texas May 11.

  • Lessons from the field

    Jun 7, 2012

    U.S. Army officer Capt. Jake Weber has made his mark in baseball with his recent induction into the North Carolina State University Baseball Hall of Fame, and now he hopes to bring the lessons he learned on the baseball field to his new role as a company commander at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • All-American Marching Band performer joins Army Bands

    Jun 7, 2012

    Kelsey Ferneau is the first member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band to join the active duty Army Bands program, and she will depart for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. on June 26.

  • Identical twins, identical uniform

    Jun 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army drew a deuce when brothers Zachary and Matthew Murphy, both 17, seniors at Winters Mill High School, took the oath of enlistment at the Fort Meade Military Entrance Processing Station

  • Army redefines employee eligibility for civilian leader courses

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Army has redefined employee eligibility for its complement of Civilian Education System leader development courses, as well as the rules for receiving course equivalency credit based on previous military education and training.

  • NCO Recruits Soldier to Fill Reserve Unit Vacancy She Left When She Became a Recruiter

    May 29, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Kelly Ernst enlisted in the Army Reserve as an Ammunition Supply Specialist in August 2010. Little did she know that one day she would be the one who would recruit her replacement in her reserve unit or that it would be someone she babysat before enlisting.

  • Following in his Father's Boots

    May 29, 2012

    Alexander Eck is following his father's career path to Fort Benning, Ga., to become an Infantryman.

  • Innovative Gym Class Opens Doors to School

    May 23, 2012

    The Army's new physical fitness program is the foundation for a program recruiters from the Chicago Battalion's 47th Street Station used to gain periodic access to a hard to penetrate public high school.

  • End of an Era

    May 23, 2012

    Last Vietnam Veteran Recruiter to Retire.

  • Leadership, One on One Attention: Trains, Retains Future Soldiers

    May 23, 2012

    Leadership, emotional investment in enlistees spells success for Future Soldier training program.

  • Sinking the Shot

    May 23, 2012

    Coaching Basketball Earns Recruiter Community's Trust and Respect.

  • Training Beyond the Basics

    May 23, 2012

    Partnering with Drill Serbeants to Add Realistic Dimension.

  • Education Not An Option, it's a Requirement

    May 23, 2012

    Battalion partners with local colleges to promote Future Soldier retention

  • Kansas City Auto Show

    May 23, 2012

    Pulling off a Lamborghini Production on a Yugo Budget.

  • Army champion shooter embraces view from the top

    May 14, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner recently won his fourth consecutive United States Practical Shooting Association Multi-gun National Championship in Las Vegas and his fifth overall.

  • Army service ends; NFL career begins

    May 10, 2012

    He is trading in his camouflage uniform for a blue one. Although his biggest goal is about to come true, 1st Lt. Collin Mooney, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, is reminiscent about leaving the Army to play football for the Tennessee Titans.

  • Fueled by history, passion, son of immigrants serves in U.S. Army

    May 10, 2012

    Sitting in a makeshift wooden living area on a dusty military base in southern Afghanistan, 2nd Lt. Darius Chen begins rattling off things for which he is thankful.

  • Army awards health professions scholarships

    May 10, 2012

    During fiscal year 2011 the Army awarded health professions scholarships to 502 students, including 287 medical students and 127 dental students.

  • Two Army JROTC drill teams snag runner-up trophies

    May 7, 2012

    Francis Lewis High School of New York, and Smith Cotton High School of Missouri, shined at the National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • South Carolina Cadet inspires others at national meet

    May 6, 2012

    One freshman JROTC participant in this weekend's National High School Drill Team Championships has been a standout among the thousands of students who have come from across the country to compete.

  • Army teams find success in drill meet, despite no national title

    May 5, 2012

    Army JROTC drill teams came up short in winning an overall championship in the challenge division of the national drill meet Saturday. But Cadets who competed still found reason to celebrate.

  • Jazzing it up for Maryland music educators

    May 4, 2012

    The Jazz Ambassadors hosted a performance and discussion panel, April 26, for Howard County Public School music directors. It was part of a professional development day for the music educators, and having the Jazz Ambassadors on hand provided a plethora of experience that helped the educators improve their jazz programs.

  • Army Leads Case High School Students on Pathway to Success

    Apr 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Milwaukee launched an interactive event with students at Case High School in Racine, Wis., April 19, 2012.

  • Hundreds of attendees experience the true meaning of Army Strong at the 2012 Army Strong Experience

    Apr 4, 2012

    High school technology teacher and U.S. Army advocate Robert Tufte puts a priority on exposing technology to his students at Cheektowaga Central High School in upstate New York as often as possible. He therefore made it one of his priorities to attend the Army Strong Experience (ASE) at Fort Benning on March 15-16 so he could see firsthand the Army's technology in action.

  • Cadet Command names top NCO

    Mar 29, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Heriberto Reyes, of Augusta State University, has won the 2012 Cadet Command NCO of the Year competition.

  • Military recruiting now shares prime L.A. real estate

    Mar 29, 2012

    LOS ANGELES --New recruits, family, friends and ceremonial dignitaries celebrated the grand opening of the L.A. Central Career Center near downtown's Nokia L.A. Live Theatre and the Staples Center March 28.

  • Army ROTC officially welcomed back to Harvard

    Mar 28, 2012

    A ceremony was held Wednesday to officially welcome Army ROTC back to the Harvard campus after a 36-year absence.

  • Army Strong Challenge invites students to bring their best

    Mar 16, 2012

    About 1,000 high school students from the Louisville, Ky., area were tested physically and academically over the last week as part of the Army Strong Challenge, sponsored in part by Cadet Command.

  • Selfless Service

    Mar 6, 2012

    For four days in mid-February, Sgt. 1st Class Amie Macklin, a recruiter with the 1st Medical Battalion's Elkridge Station, received injections of a drug that mobilized blood stem cells from her bone marrow into her bloodstream.

  • Going to the Dogs

    Mar 6, 2012

    Boise Company Devotes Volunteer Day For Shelter Pet Testing

  • Recruiting to a New Beat

    Mar 5, 2012

    Recruiter's fancy footwork opens doors to school and helps him connect with students.

  • Fort Bragg Units Adopt Future Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2012

    It is a fortunate Army recruiting company that is located near one of the Army's power projection installations. Beyond the amenities these posts offer Soldiers and families on recruiting duty, the presence of units, facilities and equipment allow for Future Soldier training that goes beyond PT in the recruiting station parking lot.

  • Corps and recruiters open new career center in Santa Clarita

    Feb 27, 2012

    Nearly 100 future service members took the Oath of Enlistment Feb. 24 in a roped off parking lot of the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall in front of the Armed Forces' newest Career Center.

  • Future Soldiers recognized at Hockey Game

    Feb 23, 2012

    over 170 Future Soldiers were sworn in during the half-time of a Charlotte Checkers Hockey game

  • Weight loss unlocks door to Army for future Soldier

    Feb 22, 2012

    At 5'10" and 283 pounds, David West II knew his childhood dream of being a Soldier was out of reach -- but nine months ago he made the commitment to get healthy. After losing more than 100 pounds, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Jan. 31, during a ceremony at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.

  • Community Leaders Join Forces with Army Recruiting

    Feb 22, 2012

    Two community leaders seeks ways to change Army misperceptions upon returning from the U.S. Army All American Bowl in San Antonio.

  • Leaders serve as mentors during BEYA Experience

    Feb 21, 2012

    Senior leaders from Aberdeen Proving Ground served as mentors to 225 pre-college students and engineering majors from East Coast colleges during a mentorship session at the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Awards Experience Feb. 17.

  • Army mentors students on track to engineer careers

    Feb 19, 2012

    Even though statistical reports have shown the United States faces about a 20-percent high school student dropout rate with many not showing an aptitude for the sciences, this was not the case at the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference.

  • Green to Gold briefings: Earn your commission

    Feb 15, 2012

    If you're an NCO who is curious about earning your commission, or if you're a junior enlisted Soldier who has what it takes for leadership in the Army, attend today's briefing on Green to Gold. Led by Columbus State University's ROTC, the information session starts at 10 a.m. in Building 2611, Soldiers' Plaza.

  • Newcomer Hollis takes top slot in Anniston at Army JROTC Air Rifle Championship

    Feb 14, 2012

    Charles Hollis, an Army Junior ROTC Cadet and senior at Rayville High School in Louisiana, won the sporter division while Kevin Cruz won the precision division of the 2012 Army JROTC Air Rifle Championships. The competition was held Friday and Saturday simultaneously at Camp Perry, Ohio, and Anniston , Ala. But the two champions both competed in Anniston.

  • Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) at the U.S. Army Exhibit During the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army highlights the The Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) during the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

  • Army Components Synergize for College Students

    Feb 10, 2012

    Collaboration among U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Wisconsin Army National Guard and U.S. Army Cadet Command result in greater Army engagement with students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  • 'The Sarge' Ready for Fresh Start

    Feb 8, 2012

    Shortly after the curtain came down on the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher quickly went in search of a 2012 calendar.

  • USAREC CG Shares Vision with Recruiters

    Feb 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command commanding general visits with Soldiers and leaders of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Milwaukee Feb. 1-2, 2012.

  • Maj. Gen. Justice recognizes Army's newest officers

    Jan 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The U.S. Army's 85 newest officers left McGinnis-Wickham Hall Jan. 26 charged with a tremendous honor and responsibility -- to guard and protect their nation. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, shared lessons he learned during his 42-year career as an enlisted Soldier and officer. "This is the most significant step in your military career and every additional promotion is a reaffirmation of your accomplishment today," Justice said. "One who is grounded in Army values, whose ethical behavior and conduct meet the highest standard, will never fail."

  • Georgia High School students get hands-on look at Army

    Jan 24, 2012

    Georgia high school students recently had the opportunity to see, hear and touch some of the gear Soldiers use in the field - including body armor, computer simulated battlefield scenes and decommissioned weapons - through the U.S. Soldier Adventure Semi.

  • Army Story Opens Doors in College Preparatory High School

    Jan 23, 2012

    A recruiter's determination and sincere desire to make a difference helps him build a relationship with an International Baccalaureate high school and open the doors there to Army recruiting.

  • All-American Bowl Centers of Influence Embrace Army

    Jan 23, 2012

    Centers of Influence attend Army-All American bowl and return home to spread message about Army and Army opportunities.

  • Soldier Shares Army Story in Hometown

    Jan 23, 2012

    Soldier shares his Army story in his hometown.

  • Recruiting Station Excels at Referral Enlistments

    Jan 23, 2012

    A western Wisconsin recruiting station sets the bar high for enlisting people in the Army from referrals in fiscal year 2011.

  • Accessions Command discontinued

    Jan 19, 2012

    A Fort Knox, Ky., ceremony Wednesday marked the end of the Accessions Command, which is being discontinued in a cost-cutting measure ordered by the Department of the Army.

  • Two Sacramento COIs receive top tier award

    Jan 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command added a medallion to its tool bag of awards to rightly recognize Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and community leaders who have made a significant impact to the recruiting effort. This U.S. Army Recruiting Excellence Medallion was awarded to two Sacramento COIs

  • Director of JROTC recounts Army career and importance of the JROTC program

    Jan 4, 2012

    Col. Hubert E. Bagley always knew that one day he would join the U.S. Army. Inspired by his father who served in the Army for 28 years, Bagley had the Army values instilled in him and the desire to serve from a very young age.

  • Cadet, All-American Bowl band alum provides mentorship to band members

    Jan 4, 2012

    Cadet Abel Alvarado, a 2009 member of the All-American Bowl marching band, is sharing his experiences with this year's band as both a former performer and now as a member of Army ROTC.

  • Recruiter stands strong with family during tragedy

    Jan 3, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Josefino Manahan stood by the Utanes family long after one of them he enlisted was killed in a traffic accident.

  • Brooklyn Sisters Enlist; Education Benefits Valued at $150,000

    Jan 3, 2012

    For Brooklyn residents Shonette Richmond, a 20-year-old voracious reader, and her 19-year-old sister and family adventurer, Shonell, the 2011 holiday season was less about the latest-and-greatest stocking stuffers and more about celebrating a prosperous future together, as the two enlisted in the U.S. Army.

  • Cadet's high school career on crescendo leading All-American Bowl band

    Jan 3, 2012

    Michael Thompson, a senior at Miami Sunset Senior High School, Fla., is the drum major for the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band. He's also the first Army Junior ROTC Cadet to hold the position.

  • Young woman loses 84 pounds to become Soldier

    Jan 2, 2012

    Seventeen months after first stepping into the Gainesville, Fla., recruiting station and after losing 84 pounds, Pvt. Allison Scarbrough proved she was ready to be Army Strong.

  • Big cost savings comes in tiny package

    Dec 27, 2011

    A small fingerprinting device allows recruiters to quickly gather background information on applicants while saving the Army money.