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  • Operation Toy Drop earns paratroopers foreign wings

    Dec 12, 2008

    More than 2,000 Soldiers donated over 3,000 toys for a chance to earn foreign jump wings during the Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop Dec. 5-6 at Sicily Drop Zone near Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Commentary: Cyber security can be gone in a flash

    Dec 12, 2008

    Right now, Soldiers are singing, "all I want from Santa is my thumb drive back."

  • Ukrainians complete mission in Iraq

    Dec 11, 2008

    The Ukrainian Army hosted an end of mission ceremony at Camp Echo Dec. 9 after five years of service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Ribbon cut for Army Guard Readiness Center expansion

    Dec 11, 2008

    Ground was ceremonially broken Wednesday for an estimated $98-million expansion of the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va.

  • General receives Liberty Bowl's highest honor

    Dec 11, 2008

    A college bowl game's highest honor was presented this week to an Army general who has been recognized for exemplary service to the nation.

  • DoD lays groundwork for 'tour normalization' in Korea

    Dec 11, 2008

    At the request of the commander, U.S. Forces Korea, the Department of Defense has approved command sponsorship of families at two new locations in Korea and an increase in tour lengths for accompanied service members permanently assigned there.

  • Some tour lengths in South Korea to increase

    Dec 11, 2008

    Tour lengths for some family-accompanied assignments in South Korea will be extended to three years, Pentagon officials announced Dec. 10.

  • Soldier Mom

    Dec 10, 2008

    A Mother of 13 fulfills her dream of becoming a Soldier.

  • Yama Sakura tests U.S. Army, Pacific's new command posts

    Dec 10, 2008

    CAMP ASAKA, Japan (December 10, 2008) Aca,!" United States Army, Pacific and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force joined together Dec. 7-13 for Exercise Yama Sakura 55, considered one of the most important bilateral exercises of the year for USARPAC. This exercise has concentrated on the enhancement of the U.S. Army and JGSDF efforts in the area of bilateral planning, coordination and interoperability since 1982.

  • Project to merge Army, Air Force hospitals in San Antonio

    Dec 10, 2008

    Military leaders, construction officials and wounded warriors joined up Monday to break ground for construction of the San Antonio Military Medical Center, a $724-million construction and renovation project at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center.

  • Yama Sakura kicks off in Japan

    Dec 10, 2008

    More than 1,000 U.S. and Japanese servicemembers are training together during the Yama Sakura exercise, Dec. 8-14.

  • Soldiers intercept, destroy ballistic missile in space

    Dec 10, 2008

    The 49th Missile Defense Battalion launched a ground-based interceptor Friday that destroyed a ballistic missile in space, miles above the Pacific Ocean, in the 13th live test of the nationAca,!a,,cs ground-based midcourse defense system.

  • High School students meet senior Army leaders

    Dec 9, 2008

    In a departure from hosting business and community leaders as part of an ongoing executive partnerships office program, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren briefed 27 juniors and seniors from George Mason High School in Falls Church, Va., Dec. 4, on the many roles and responsibilities of the Army.

  • U.S. troops transitioning 'Sons of Iraq' to local control

    Dec 9, 2008

    In early November, as U.S. Soldiers looked on, Baghdad-based members of the Sons of Iraq got their monthly paychecks from a new boss: the Iraqi government. The SoI in four more provinces will transfer Jan. 1.

  • Southern European Task Force transforms to U.S. Army Africa

    Dec 9, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- During the Southern European Task Force Transformation Ceremony Dec. 9, SETAF cased its old colors and uncased its new colors, signifying acceptance of a new mission Aca,!" serving as the Army component in support of U.S. Africa Command.

  • Language program gives Soldiers head start on deployment

    Dec 9, 2008

    The Defense Language Institute has developed a "Headstart" program to help deploying troops gain skills in Arabic, Pashto and Dari -- languages spoken in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army farewells Wallace team as TRADOC transitions command

    Dec 8, 2008

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey assumed command Monday from Gen. William S. Wallace at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters on Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Lewis

    Dec 8, 2008

  • SMA says National Army Museum to inspire troops

    Dec 8, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said he believes the National Army Museum will motivate future Soldiers to strive for the excellence exhibited by those who have gone before them.

  • SAMS graduates first off-cycle class

    Dec 8, 2008

    The Army's School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., graduated 16 officers Dec. 5 in its first "off-cycle" class, as part of what the SAMS director called an "intellectual surge."

  • War College celebrates 107th birthday

    Dec 8, 2008

    War College celebrates 107th birthday

  • Mooney sets rushing record as Army falls to Navy

    Dec 7, 2008

    ArmyAca,!a,,cs Collin Mooney set the AcademyAca,!a,,cs single-season rushing record Saturday but NavyAca,!a,,cs Shun White and Eric Kettani each ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown as the Midshipmen beat the Black Knights, 34-0, at a sold out Lincoln Financial Field.

  • Cadets carry Spirit to Pentagon for Army-Navy classic

    Dec 5, 2008

    Drums rolled, brass instruments blared and cheers of Aca,!A"Beat NavyAca,!A? rang out as 66 West Point cadets who make up the Army Spirit Pep Team made their way through the Pentagon corridors rallying support for tomorrowAca,!a,,cs 109th annual Army-Navy gridiron clash in Philadelphia.

  • Council ratifies U.S.-Iraq security pact

    Dec 5, 2008

    The new U.S.-Iraq security pact that was approved by Iraqi lawmakers Nov. 27 was ratified by IraqAca,!a,,cs Presidency Council Thursday, senior U.S. officials said.

  • Martinez found 'not guilty' of killing officers

    Dec 5, 2008

    The jury in the courts-martial case of Staff Sgt. Alberto Martinez returned a verdict of "not guilty" late Thursday afternoon in a military courthouse at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Army-Navy to meet for 109th time Saturday

    Dec 5, 2008

    One of college footballAca,!a,,cs biggest rivalries will take place this weekend in Philadelphia when Army and Navy meet Saturday at noon at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will mark the 109th meeting between the service academy rivals and a sold-out crowd, including President George W. Bush, is expected in Philadelphia.

  • Army fields new equipment to stop bleeding

    Dec 4, 2008

    Test results show Combat Gauze field bandages and WoundStat granules both demonstrated marked improvements over whatAca,!a,,cs currently used to control bleeding in the field, said Col. Paul Cordts of the Army Surgeon GeneralAca,!a,,cs office.

  • Nominations under way for Employer Support Freedom Award

    Dec 4, 2008

    Nominations will be accepted until Jan. 19 for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

  • eCybermission students attend Army Science Conference

    Dec 4, 2008

    About 120 participants in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs eCybermission competition took part in the 26th Army Science Conference Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

  • National Guard pioneers long-term tracking of blast exposures

    Dec 4, 2008

    A new National Guard tool could improve long-term medical treatment for all servicemembers and boost research into traumatic brain injury and other health issues.

  • Army Science Conference offers opportunity for collaboration

    Dec 3, 2008

    The 26th Army Science Conference is currently underway in Orlando, Fla., bringing together the scientists, researchers and engineers that are leading the way in developing the next generation of technology for the U.S. Army.

  • 'CG Challenge' battles obesity in 18 school districts

    Dec 3, 2008

    The commanding general of Fort Sill teamed up with a doctor to reintroduce fitness back into the daily lives of Oklahoma students and families with the CG's Challenge - Western Miles program.

  • TSGLI expands benefits for traumatically injured

    Dec 3, 2008

    More troops may now qualify for benefits under Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance because of newly expanded coverage following a review by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • U.S. troops providing flood relief in Panama, Costa Rica

    Dec 3, 2008

    Two U.S. military disaster-relief teams from Joint Task Force-Bravo, based at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, have delivered more than 278,000 pounds of relief supplies to victims in flood-affected communities in Panama and Costa Rica.

  • Fifth sergeant major of Army dies

    Dec 3, 2008

    William G. Bainbridge, the fifth sergeant major of the Army and a former member of the Association of the United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs Council of Trustees, died Nov. 29 in Palm Bay, Fla. He was 83.

  • Chiarelli to scientists: Empower 'strategic corporal'

    Dec 3, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs vice chief of staff warned researchers Dec. 2 not to let Aca,!A"institutional antibodiesAca,!A? quash ideas and innovations that have the potential to provide Soldiers advantage in the future.

  • December final month to apply for Soldier Show

    Dec 3, 2008

    Dec. 31 is the deadline to apply for an audition to join the cast and crew of the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Gold Star father visits White House

    Dec 2, 2008

    The father of an Airborne Soldier killed in Iraq marked his son's 34th birthday by visiting President George W. Bush at the White House.

  • World's largest U.S. consulate opens across border from Fort Bliss

    Dec 2, 2008

    Numerous U.S. and Mexican dignitaries attended the official grand opening of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • Assistive technology will be more widely available to wounded Servicemembers

    Dec 2, 2008

    The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and other DoD agencies have pledged to provide the highest quality of care to all wounded, ill and injured service members and their families through a program called the CAP Wounded Service Member Initiative.

  • 'Gambler Guns' recertify on mobile refueling systems

    Dec 2, 2008

    In November, members of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division Aca,!" Baghdad, participated in an exercise to recertify on mobile refueling operations.

  • NCO gets Soldier's Medal for rescue of Filipino students

    Dec 2, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Ruben D. Gonzalez was awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Nov. 27, for risking his life to save three Filipino college students from drowning last year.

  • Army Science Conference focuses on transformational technology

    Dec 2, 2008

    The 26th Army Science Conference kicked off Dec. 1 in Orlando, Fla., focusing on technologies and sciences ranging from biotechnology to neuroscience.

  • ROK Army jumpers

    Dec 2, 2008

    Special Forces from the Republic of Korea jump with U.S. Soldiers.

  • Army Football notes: the Navy game

    Dec 2, 2008

    One of the most storied rivalries in all of sports resumes Saturday at noon with the kickoff of the 109th playing of the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.

  • Guard families eligible for child care subsidy

    Dec 1, 2008

    For National Guard members about to deploy there is help to assist spouses and family members with the costs of child care during deployment through the GuardAca,!a,,cs Child Care Subsidy Program.

  • IPs, MPs do combined patrol on Tigris

    Dec 1, 2008

    Members of the Iraqi Police and the U.S. Army military police patrolled the Tigris River in al Kut together as part of a combined effort there, Nov. 24.

  • Iraqi Soldiers train to defend their nation

    Dec 1, 2008

    Soldiers of the Iraqi Army, with the assistance of the U.S. Army, trin to defend and ensure the security of their country.

  • Christmas comes early for Cottonbalers

    Dec 1, 2008

    The Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment expected to spend a second consecutive Christmas in Iraq. This year they received an early Christmas present that changed their expectations.

  • Army Safety

    Dec 1, 2008

    Army Safety Director talks about new Sports Rider program.

  • Joint Civilian Orientation Conference

    Dec 1, 2008

    VIP civilians get a small taste of Army life.

  • 2008 Thanksgiving Greetings

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait send their Thanksgiving Day greetings out to family and friends back home.

  • President visits Fort Campbell, 101st

    Nov 26, 2008

    Thousands of necks craned as Air Force One swooped down from a blue sky to deliver President George W. Bush to a Nov. 25 rally in honor of Fort Campbell troops and their families.

  • FOB Delta preps for emergencies

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Delta worked together to save lives and restore calm during a mass casualty exercise here Nov. 21. The exercise gave agencies on the FOB an opportunity to determine weaknesses and make improvements before anyone is injured in an actual emergency.

  • Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers can make their own entertaining safety video, and submit it to the Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Sew much comfort

    Nov 26, 2008

    Communities come together for Warrior Care Month.

  • D.C., Army leaders sign Community Covenant

    Nov 25, 2008

    District of Columbia and Army leaders convened along the Washington waterfront Tuesday morning to sign the Army Community Covenant.

  • Army science conference to focus on 'disruptive technology'

    Nov 25, 2008

    Research that may one day help better train Soldiers, along with helping them heal both physically and psychologically, will be showcased at the 26th Army Science Conference Dec. 1-4 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Partnership against suicides

    Nov 25, 2008

    Army partners with the National Institute for Mental Health.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge

    Nov 25, 2008

    Soldiers test for one of the most prestigious badges.

  • Fort Hood streamlines MEB process

    Nov 25, 2008

    MEB process streamlined for Fort Hood Soldiers

  • Army secretary tours Korea, supports quality of life

    Nov 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Secretary of the U.S. Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, toured U.S. Forces Korea Nov. 23-25 for a three-day orientation visit.

  • Registration still open for AMSC Leadership Symposium

    Nov 24, 2008

    Seats are filling up quickly for the Army Management Staff CollegeAca,!a,,cs 4th Annual Leadership Symposium, scheduled for Jan. 27-29 at the collegeAca,!a,,cs Fort Belvoir, Va., campus.

  • Ordnance clearance mission in Iraq ends, new mission emerges

    Nov 24, 2008

    A ceremony in Iraq Nov. 21, recognized the accomplishment of the Coalition Munitions Clearance Program and the start of the Coalition Munitions Disposal Program.

  • Army transforming NCO education system

    Nov 24, 2008

    A redesign of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs noncommissioned officer education system will bring itAca,!a,,cs curriculum closer to what has been taught to officers in the past, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler.

  • National Guard women

    Nov 24, 2008

    Army National Guard senior female leaders mentor junior female leaders.

  • Archaeologists use GPS technology

    Nov 24, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal archaeologists use technology to map the past.

  • Secretary reaffirms commitment to wounded warriors, Alaska

    Nov 21, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren paid a call on recovering injured Soldiers at Fort Richardson, Alaska, as part of Warrior Care Month. During his trip the secretary visited wounded warriors at the fort's Wilderness Inn dining facility, spoke with Soldiers about their care and took a tour of the barracks.

  • Leavenworth releases Leadership Transitions Handbook

    Nov 21, 2008

    Combined Arms Center and Center for Army Leadership at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., has released a new handbook aimed at formalizing procedures for one of the most difficult periods any leader might encounter Aca,!" transitioning into a new position of leadership.

  • Policy change allows experienced Soldiers to serve longer

    Nov 21, 2008

    A recent extension of retention control points means Soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant and above will be allowed to serve the Army longer, should they desire.

  • AAFES gives troops chance to win Disney cruise

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will provide military Families the opportunity to win a four-night Disney Cruise for four.

  • Army schedules execution of Pvt. Gray

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Army has scheduled the execution of Pvt. Ronald A. Gray for Dec. 10 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind.

  • Army astronaut completes space walk

    Nov 21, 2008

    On the 10th anniversary of the International Space Station Thursday, Army Lt. Col. Robert Shane Kimbrough donned his space suit to service equipment on the exterior of the station.

  • PT upgrade

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Bliss Soldiers update PT routine for injury prevention.

  • USO Warrior Care

    Nov 21, 2008

    The USO opens its doors to Germany.

  • Legacy radio system retired from Army Guard

    Nov 20, 2008

    After more than 50 years in service, the venerable AN/VRC-12 series radio was retired from the Army National Guard in a ceremony Nov. 18 at the Army National Guard Readiness Center.

  • New centers helping families of wounded warriors

    Nov 20, 2008

    A key component of caring for wounded warriors is taking care of their families. That's why Soldier Family Assistance Centers now thrive at 34 Army installations across the globe.

  • CSA focuses on Army families during visit

    Nov 20, 2008

    Stabilization, family readiness, dwell time, veteran and wounded warrior care and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq -- these are the topics Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed during his visit to Fort Hood while meeting with the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division, Nov. 17.

  • Operation Rising Star

    Nov 20, 2008

    Army spouse is a Rising Star.

  • Ethno footprint

    Nov 20, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal collects stories from people displaced when the installation opened.

  • Army to launch SportBike RiderCourse

    Nov 19, 2008

    The 210 Soldiers killed in accidents during fiscal year 2008 included 51 who were riding motorcycles off duty.

  • Login changes to bolster AKO security

    Nov 19, 2008

    Operators of the Army's Web-based information portal "Army Knowledge Online" plan to implement new security procedures on the system as early as January.

  • 'Sex Signals' tour teaches awareness, prevention

    Nov 19, 2008

    Soldiers filed into Howze Theater on Fort Hood, Texas Nov. 6, for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training, expecting a slide show presentation.

  • FCS launcher to protect new class of Navy ship

    Nov 19, 2008

    The Non-Line of Sight Launch System, being developed as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems, has been selected for use aboard the first of the U.S. NavyAca,!a,,cs Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Freedom.

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

    Nov 19, 2008

    I A.M. Strong. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program.

  • Army Astronaut

    Nov 19, 2008

    Soldier in space.

  • Lionshare '08

    Nov 19, 2008

    The community gets in on Army Training.

  • Chief of staff visits Brooke Army Medical Center

    Nov 19, 2008

    Warrior Care Month allows us to restate our commitment to the SoldierAca,!a,,cs life, said Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, during a Purple Heart Ceremony on Nov. 17 at the Center for the Intrepid.

  • Iron Chef gets creative with MREs

    Nov 18, 2008

    Can a celebrity chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author and winner of the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Iron Chef,Aca,!A? create five-star, restaurant-quality dishes out of two Meals Ready to Eat'

  • Healthcare Covenant part of Walter Reed 'Service Day'

    Nov 18, 2008

    Army Service Day and Warrior Care Month activities Monday began with the signing of a Warrior Healthcare Covenant at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Give an Hour

    Nov 18, 2008

    Give an Hour is a non-profit organization that provides free mental health service to U.S. Military personnel and their families.

  • Desert Challenge

    Nov 18, 2008

    Wounded warriors find an oasis of healing in the desert.

  • Wounded, injured Troops enjoy dinner, camaraderie at local dinners

    Nov 18, 2008

    As ghostlike Capitol Hill workers scurried through a cold, misty fog early Friday evening, a nearby group of wounded and injured warriors cosseted in a warm room broke bread and shared stories about far-away lands and future hopes.

  • Helicopter battalion to relocate from Korea to U.S.

    Nov 17, 2008

    The 1-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in Korea will relocate to Fort Carson, Colo., in March and then train for deployment to Iraq in the fall of 2009, Army officials announced Monday morning.

  • New EW career field to 'blind enemy' with science

    Nov 17, 2008

    By 2010 the Army expects to have more than 1,500 Soldiers trained in the art of "blinding and deafening" America's enemies by wielding the radio spectrum as a weapon.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 17, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody took the reins as the 17th commander of Army Materiel Command Nov. 14 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Before assuming command, Dunwoody had been promoted at the Pentagon becoming the first female four-star flag officer in U.S. history.

  • FCS Active Protection System in 'Top 50' inventions

    Nov 17, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Active Protection System, designed to safeguard Soldiers and vehicles from incoming fire, has been named one of the best inventions of 2008 by Time magazine.

  • Female four-star

    Nov 17, 2008

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody takes over as Commander of Army Materiel Command at a ceremony on Fort Belvoir

  • Students meet Veterans

    Nov 17, 2008

    Students and Korean War Vets meet to discuss the not-so-forgotten war.

  • First female general

    Nov 14, 2008

    Gen. Dunwoody is promoted to Four-Star General in a ceremony at the Pentagon.