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  • Aurora, Illinois Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 15, 2011

    AURORA, Ill. - Sergeant First Class Stacy Muse, Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Station Aurora, along with Sergeant Jason Hardman and Sergeant David Lunebach celebrate the U.S. Army's 236th Birthday with Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner and other city council members in City Hall.

  • Future Soldiers celebrate Army's birthday at the minor leagues

    Jun 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Harrisburg, Pa., hosted Army birthday bashes at minor league baseball games June 12 and 14 to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 236th Birthday. These events also included throwing the first pitch and providing a color guard for the National Anthem. Birthday bashes were held with the Harrisburg Senators and Reading Phillies June 12, and with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs June 14.

  • High School senior earns 1st Army Iron Man title

    Jun 6, 2011

    This article is unique in that this was the first football season that the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Harrisburg held a 10-week statewide campaign to recognize the best two-way high school football player in Pennsylvania - Army Iron Man of the Year for Pennsylvania. Wide Receiver Derek Durand, a senior from Freeport Area Senior High School in Sarver, Pa., is the first Army Iron Man of the Year for Pa. He was presented with a championship-quality ring May 31 during his school end-of-year-award ceremony. The Jostens, Inc, the legendary jeweler of championship rings worn by the greatest athletes in the world, worked with the U.S. Army to design a unique, one-of-a-kind ring for the Army Iron Man of the Year.

  • U.S. Army Essay Winners Earn $1,000, $500, $300 Savings Bonds

    Jun 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Harrisburg cosponsored with the Professional Journalists' Keystone Pro Chapter the first U.S. Army Youth LDRSHIP Essay Contest for juniors and seniors throughout Pennsylvania. The essay winners received the savings bonds to use for their post-secondary education. The contest was centered on one question. How did their high school experiences prepare them for their future goals? In answering, students had to include at least one of the Army’s Core Values " Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage " in short form LDRSHIP.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl Nomination Delivery in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Jun 3, 2011

  • Battalion First Sergeant Earns Legion of Merit

    Jun 3, 2011

  • Start Your Day Right; Beachside PT with NCOs from NYC

    Jun 3, 2011

  • Wisconsin Recruiting Station Commander Takes Pride in Helping People Reach Goals

    Jun 2, 2011

    Recruiting station commander in Onalaska, Wis., is selected as top in the battalion. Noncommissioned officer discusses the challenges he encountered when he first started recruiting and the changes in current recruiting operations.

  • Drill Sergeant Takes Over Jones Beach Air Show

    May 31, 2011

    Photo and extended cutline//U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion New York City and a drill sergeant from the U.S. Army Accessions Command Mobile Drill Sergeant Program, Fort Knox, Ky., participate in the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island, N.Y., Memorial Day weekend.

  • Target Destroyed! Recruiting NCO demonstrates XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System

    May 31, 2011

    Photo and extended cutline//Staff Sgt. Jacob J. Gale, a U.S. Army recruiting noncommissioned officer assigned to the U.S. Army Career Center Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., provides instruction about the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, a future weapons system that is currently in development and will allow Soldiers to precisely engage enemies behind cover or 'in defilade.' Using an advanced fire computer and laser distance finder, the Soldier can program a 25mm round to explode at a predetermined distance. If the enemy is in a trench, for example, the Soldier could program the round to burst above them. This shoulder-fired and man-portable weapon can engage defilade and exposed targets at ranges and accuracies not seen in today's small arms.

  • The Battle for the Bar; Recruiting NCO Battles Bronx Student in Pull-up Competition

    May 31, 2011

    Photo with extended cutline//Sgt. Sean C. Fleming, a recruiting noncommissioned officer assigned to the U.S. Army Career Center South Shore on Staten Island, duels against 16-year-old David Lawal, a student at the Bronx's Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology, during a rigorous push-up contest at Manhattan's Pier 86 during Fleet Week New York City 2011, a forum dedicated to showing the community military maritime assets. The U.S. Army's Gen. Frank Besson, a logistical support vessel assigned to Fort Eustis, Va., is anchored at the pier behind Fleming.

  • Queens Resident Thanks Recruiter for Opportunity to Serve

    May 31, 2011

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  • Operation Knight Shot Showcases Army Aerial, Marksmanship Talents

    May 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (May 6, 2011) -- With more than 300 people attending, Operation Knight Shot showcased the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and local high school bands. Hosted for the second time by the U.S. Army Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, Operation Knight Shot (May 3-5) combined the efforts of different services and involved Army Advocates from the Northeast region.

  • Indianapolis High School Students Sign Army Strong Pledge, Earn Ride to Prom in H3

    May 25, 2011

    Most high school students dream of going to the prom in a chauffeured limousine. For Speedway High School senior Zach Ewing, his dream came true " with a twist.

  • New advertising showcasing Army's 'Symbol of Strength'

    May 25, 2011

    New Army Advertising Campaign features Army Uniform as Symbol of Strength.

  • Master Recruiter Badge Approved, in Final Stages of Development

    May 19, 2011

    The Master Recruiter Badge is one step closer to being awarded to NCOs and officers who are proven experts in the art and science of recruiting. Approved by the Army Chief of Staff in February and the Institute of Heraldry in March, the badge is in the final stages of development and will be available by the start of the new fiscal year.

  • Secretary of Defense visits Fort Jackson

    May 13, 2011

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited Fort Jackson today to get a first-hand look at how civilians are transformed into Army Soldiers during basic combat training. His visit was part of a multi-base tour that started at Camp Lejune, N.C., this morning, and will include other training installations.

  • Army Partners with Kiwanis International

    May 2, 2011

    While it was formally launched with three signatures, a few words and a couple of handshakes, the Army's partnership with Kiwanis International is more than a signed memorandum of understanding - it is about collaboration and positive action for the future of the nation.

  • Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion Promotes Fitness in Schools

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion conducted an interactive tour within two high schools to promote health and fitness. Engaging activities included physical fitness and mental challenges; team building exercises and leadership development; motivational presentations by drill sergeants and military police dog teams; and exhibitions by local agencies.

  • Drill sergeants, recruiters team up for 'Ask a Drill Sergeant'

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The message is simple: You've answered the call to duty, now we will answer you.

  • Getting America Involved in Recruiting its Army

    Mar 31, 2011

    Recruiting Command's grassroots outreach program -- launched in 2007 with one community advisory board in Dallas/Fort Worth -- now includes more than 40 active boards across the country. One of the fundamental goals: Get America involved in recruiting its Army.

  • Medics educate students on Army

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Carson Soldiers joined Sierra High School students in discussing the various jobs and roles servicemembers play in the military.

  • Recruiting Battalion Explores Possibilities With Social Media

    Feb 24, 2011

    Social media is changing the way recruiters communicate with prospects, Future Soldiers and centers of influence. The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion is exploring ways to leverage social media even as it keeps up with fluctuating rules set by Facebook and the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

  • Southern California Recruiting Battalion Recognizes Local Army Supporters

    Feb 17, 2011

    Southern California Recruiting Battalion thanks local advisory council members for their support over the year.

  • U.S. Army Recruiting PaYS Signing at 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 12, 2011

    United States Army Recruiting Command, Deputy Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts, hosts a 'Partnership for Youth Success' (PaYS) Program signing ceremony with Itasca, Ill. Mayor, Jeff Pruyn at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show (CAS). Also in attendance at the ceremony: Marcelino Morales, PaYS Hispanic Marketing Analyst; representatives from the Itasca Police Dept. and Village of Itasca; Soldiers from the Homewood, Ill Recruiting Station; Chicago Recruiting Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Brian Bassett; Command Sgt. Maj. Renee Dozier and 'Miss Illinois ' Whitney Thorpe Klinsky. The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program began in FY 2000 as a U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) program designed to reconnect America with the Army. This unique program is a strategic partnership between the U.S. Army and a cross section of corporations, companies, and public sector agencies intended to provide an additional recruiting incentive to increase the Army's ability to man the force. The program provides America's youth with an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future. For more information on the Army PaYS Program visit

  • Ellis earns Station Commander of the Month Honors

    Jan 27, 2011

    Many recruiters worry when the boss calls. But for Sgt. 1st Class Michael Ellis of the Muncie, Ind., recruiting station, there was no reason to be concerned.

  • Father-son Soldiers battle buddies in, out of uniform

    Jan 20, 2011

    Fort Lee, VA (Jan. 20, 2011) - Anyone who has attended Army basic training knows the role of a battle buddy: watch your fellow Soldier's back.

  • Recruiters Engage Community During Holidays

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion partnered with a local radio station to open a mall storefront in one of the largest shopping centers in Wisconsin during the holiday season.

  • Basic trainees issued ASUs

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Basic trainees have emerged from hard training not only Army green but wearing the latest set of Army blues. The new Army Service Uniform, or ASU, is the latest standard issue dress uniform and is meant to replace the others indefinitely.

  • Phoenix Battalion Station Commander Focuses on Living the Army Values

    Jan 12, 2011

    Sergeant 1st Class George Crimmins, of the Park Recruiting Station in Tuscon, is the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion's November Station Commander of the Month. Crimmons is "an outstanding leader and Soldier," according to Phoenix Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Williams.

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Appleton Recruiter Wins Battalion Station Commander for 1st Quarter

    Jan 4, 2011

    Appleton station commander describes his passion for Army recruiting on the occasion of his selection as station commander of the quarter.

  • Army All-American Bowl will honor AMEDD recruiter

    Dec 30, 2010

    All American Bowl Honors AMEDD Recruiter

  • Wisconsin Family Embraces Army Recruiter

    Dec 27, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Rhoden, an Army recruiter in Manitowoc, has been coined "the family recruiter" by Bill and Barabara Oestreich. Two kids have enlisted through Rhoden's recruiting station and two more are inclined to follow the same path. The level of passion for the Army is unlike anything Rhoden has witnessed in his recruiting tenure since 2001.

  • High School Adopts Army Values

    Dec 21, 2010

    A high school football coach incorporated the Army Values and Warrior Ethos after learning how the Army transforms civilians into team-oriented infantrymen.

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • Deployed troops become citizens in Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 12, 2010

    - Fifty service members deployed to Iraq took the Oath of Allegiance, Nov. 11, becoming U.S. citizens in a special Veterans Day ceremony on Camp Victory, Iraq. The service members joined the ranks of approximately 65,000 men and women from the military who have been naturalized since Sept. 1 2001, according to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services press release. The department naturalized 11,146 service members in fiscal year 2010 alone, the highest number of naturalized service members since 1955, and a 6 percent increase from fiscal year 2009's total.

  • Golden Knights take Knox plunge

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- More than 30 COIs participated in the Golden Knights tandem camp Oct. 26-28 at Fort Knox. The 3rd Recruiting Brigade brought the Army's Tandem team to post in order to provide a first hand "total Army experience" to recruiters and influential community members.

  • USACR/Safety Center command sergeant major urges commitment to Soldiers

    Nov 3, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center command sergeant major, provides safety advice for the new fiscal year.

  • Cadet Command school opens in new Kentucky home

    Nov 3, 2010

    Cadet Command, now operating at Fort Knox, Ky., stands up a key training venue at its new home.

  • Remarks - Under Secretary of the Army - Army Civilian Luncheon - AUSA Convention

    Nov 2, 2010

    Now I want to begin by quoting from the Secretary of the Army, and it's a speech I'm sure all of you heard on Monday. I think he gave a great speech, focusing a lot on the Generating Force. And he said, "Over the course of the past nine years, the operational Army - the pointy end of the spear - has changed dramatically. The need for that change has been driven by a fundamental imperative: daily contact with a decentralized, adaptive, creative and deadly enemy. But the institutional Army - the generating force - which prepares, trains, educates and supports our forces for current and future fights, looks much the same, structurally, as it did since the early to mid-70s."

  • Educators gather to discuss leadership

    Oct 28, 2010

    The Army sees the state of education nationwide as an issue of national security and wants to participate with leaders in education to improve that quality, said Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commanding general of Army Accessions Command. Freakley spoke to members of national education organizations and business leaders at the third annual "Strong Students, Strong Futures, Strong Nation" conference to improve post-secondary outcomes for students. The conference took place Oct. 25-28 at the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth and a Kansas City hotel.

  • Warrior target acquired: USAMU champion wins Army Soldier of the Year

    Oct 27, 2010

    A Soldier with 21 national rifle shooting records added one more trophy to the case Monday: the U.S. Army's Soldier of the Year. Sgt. Sherri Gallagher's young life has been one of high achievement. Now the 26-year old rifle shooter/instructor for the Army Marksmanship Unit is the first female to win the Army's Best Warrior competition.

  • Recruiting Command announces FY 11 as Year of the Station Commander

    Oct 23, 2010

    Recruiting Command leaders announced Fiscal Year 2011 as the Year of the Recruiting Station Commander Wednesday during its annual leadership conference held in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Cadets bring their all in annual ROTC challenge

    Oct 15, 2010

    Competition was fierce on Fort Leonard Wood, Saturday, as nine universities throughout Missouri, Illinois and Kansas competed in the 3rd ROTC Brigade. Ranger Challenge. Truman University took home the gold as the overall school as well as the nine-person team winners, and the Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., girls team won in the female team division.

  • State leaders get a taste of Army life

    Oct 15, 2010

    Welcome to a Soldier's world. No warm reception, only the bite of drill sergeants as they prepare you for Army life. Harsh, but purposeful. A group of civilian leaders got their dose of soldiering Oct. 7 as part of Leadership Oklahoma.

  • State leaders get a taste of Army life

    Oct 15, 2010

    Welcome to a Soldier's world. No warm reception, only the bite of drill sergeants as they prepare you for Army life. Harsh, but purposeful. A group of civilian leaders got their dose of soldiering Oct. 7 as part of Leadership Oklahoma.

  • Army again beats yearly recruiting numbers, quality

    Oct 13, 2010

    The Army exceeded its recruiting goals again this year, turning more than 74,577 young Americans into Soldiers in fiscal year 2010. That's about 77 more Soldiers than it planned to recruit.

  • 2010 proves banner year for recruiting

    Oct 13, 2010

    U.S. military services had a banner year for recruiting and retention in fiscal 2010. The Army had the highest recruiting goal with 74,500 new Soldiers, and it recruited 74,577.

  • America's rock ambassadors tell Army story through pop music

    Jun 22, 2010

    The United States Army's premier touring pop/rock band, wows audiences across the United States with performances that are as powerful and unique as the American people themselves.

  • RDECOM leaders inspire East LA students

    Apr 19, 2010

    Two U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command leaders inspired more than 100 James A. Garfield High School students here today, encouraging them to stay in school, to do well and to consider becoming U.S. Army scientists or engineers.

  • West Point Diversity Conference addresses progress, challenges in way ahead

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Army defines diversity as "the different attributes, experiences and backgrounds of our Soldiers, civilians and Family members who further enhance our global capabilities and contribute to an adaptive, culturally astute Army."