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  • Walter Reed marks one century of Soldier care

    May 1, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and leaders in the Army medical community gathered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of military medical care there.

  • Army issues recall for some combat helmets

    May 1, 2009

    The Army has issued a recall of 34,218 Advanced Combat Helmets which failed ballistic tests. The recall affects 15,380 Army helmets, 12,000 Air Force helmets and another 6,838 helmets which were never issued by the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Deploying brigade to test 'advise and assist' concept

    May 1, 2009

    A city manager's course, civil affairs training and a border patrol class have not been typical training for brigade combat teams headed to Iraq - until now.

  • West Point cadets create bionic foot

    May 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Patrick King, who lost his foot in Iraq to an explosively formed projectile, is experimenting with a bionic foot created by U.S. Military Academy Cadets Ian Jones, Sarah Goss, Joe Marshall and Jonathan Kralick as a capstone project in the academy's Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • Army shows muscles at bodybuilding championship

    May 1, 2009

    The best bodybuilders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines gathered in Hawaii, April 25, for the 26th Annual Armed Forces Hawaii Bodybuilding Championship.

  • VA emphasizes education before Post-9/11 GI Bill switch

    May 1, 2009

    As the Department of Veterans Affairs begins accepting sign-ups May 1 for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are encouraging anyone considering enrolling in the program to get educated about it first to ensure it's right for them.

  • Fort Knox drill sergeant represents NCOs of the present

    May 1, 2009

    Only 27 years old, Gomez has two combat tours under his belt and is concerned about the 'NCO' knowledge that many of his younger peers aren't getting.

  • Medics put to test on Fort Campbell as they try for coveted expert badge

    Apr 30, 2009

    Two hundred and seventy-eight Soldiers came out vying for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge, but when the smoke had cleared 12 days later only 30 Soldiers were left standing.

  • Stateside clinics switch to battlefield medical recording system

    Apr 30, 2009

    This month, the 3rd Infantry Division expanded its use of the Army's battlefield electronic medical recording system to two more garrison aid stations at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Land gift to university means opportunity for Fort Hood families

    Apr 30, 2009

    The Army officially gave more than one square mile of land from Fort Hood to Texas A&M University during a ceremony April 30.

  • Market opening highlights progress west of Baghdad

    Apr 30, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Abu Ghraib district is undergoing a joint effort to not only provide security for the population, but also improve essential services and strengthen the local economy.

  • Health care, communication top retiree concerns

    Apr 30, 2009

    Health care continues to be the single greatest issue for both current and future retired Soldiers, according to the Chief of Staff of the Army Retiree Council.

  • Tragedy leads Soldier, wife to activism

    Apr 30, 2009

    Kendra Gaddie's parents want to prevent as many children and families from having to experience the pain that they had to endure.

  • Fort Carson military police unit named best in Army

    Apr 30, 2009

    While deployed to Iraq, Fort Carson's 59th Military Police Company worked with the Iraqi police, assisting with training and recruiting. For their work, the company was recognized with the JP Holland award, naming them the best MP Company in the Army.

  • Year of the NCO Commentary: 'Do You Know the NCO Creed''

    Apr 30, 2009

    I told myself that I would never simply recite the NCO Creed again because I must speak it from my personal experience.

  • Official explains proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability rules

    Apr 30, 2009

    With the Department of Veterans Affairs ready to begin accepting sign-ups for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1, the Defense Department is working to get word out on its proposed policy regarding the bill's transferability provisions to help servicemembers decide if the new benefit is right for them.

  • Army Chief of Staff shares insights during Afghanistan visit

    Apr 30, 2009

    A revitalized spirit is among the things the Army's top officer noted on April 24, during his third visit to Afghanistan in the past year and his first in four months.

  • Month of the Military Child has deeper meaning for wounded warrior families

    Apr 30, 2009

    The road to recovery for a wounded Soldier can be long and difficult, but with the help of Army medicine and the love of military spouses and children, that road can be shorter and smoother.

  • Walter Reed marks 100 years of warrior care

    Apr 29, 2009

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center first opened its doors May 1, 1909 as an 80-bed hospital. Today the 247-bed center is one of the world's premiere medical facilities with 60 outpatient clinics and 16 operating rooms -- combining patient care, teaching and research.

  • Event challenges Soldiers to get finances in order

    Apr 29, 2009

    Soldiers were challenged to get their personal finances in order and to learn to be better savers of their money during a Department of Defense-sponsored 'Financial Readiness Challenge,' April 28, at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Army Nanosatellite Program receives first units

    Apr 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command took delivery of eight four-kilogram satellites and expects the first one to be placed into orbit in 2009.

  • SMA salutes Walter Reed for 100 years of service

    Apr 29, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer helped Walter Reed Army Medical Center celebrate the centennial of its opening and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer by leading an early-morning formation run Tuesday.

  • Korean, American Soldiers enjoy friendship week

    Apr 29, 2009

    Korean and U.S. Soldiers stationed across the peninsula participated in a special friendship week full of activities designed to strengthen the alliance, April 20-24.

  • 'Eye in the sky' keeps Soldiers out of harm's way

    Apr 28, 2009

    A group of insurgents wait in the dark to ambush a convoy. They sit patiently, having planned the attack and thinking they know what to expect. A few minutes pass and then-suddenly-they are inexplicably blinded by spotlights as Soldiers seemingly from nowhere take advantage of their disorientation and safely disarm them.

  • Recovery Act to fund $4.6 billion in civil works

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a list of civil works projects to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Soldiers compete in All-Army basketball trial camp

    Apr 28, 2009

    Soldiers from across the United States and as far away as Korea are at Fort Benning until May 9, competing in the All-Army men's basketball trial camp.

  • Civilian ambassadors to Army gather for conference

    Apr 28, 2009

    About 80 community leaders who serve as ambassadors to the Army are meeting in San Antonio this week for a conference to discuss current issues affecting their region and the military.

  • Army destroys 60 percent of U.S. chemical weapons

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency officials announced the destruction of 60 percent of our country's declared chemical weapon stockpile.

  • Surgeon general: No cause for alarm with flu outbreak

    Apr 28, 2009

    While emphasizing caution, the surgeon general of the Army said there's no reason to be alarmed by the H1N1 Flu outbreak.

  • CASAs sustain Army Strong

    Apr 28, 2009

    They're called Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army, or CASAs. They are special Army ambassadors who interface with Army commanders and the Secretary of the Army on issues affecting their region and they can be found across the U.S.

  • Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield win Army Communities of Excellence Award

    Apr 28, 2009

    Fort Stewart, Ga., and Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., will be honored as the winners of the Army Chief of Staff's Army Communities of Excellence Award for 2009. They will receive a $1 million grand prize at an awards ceremony to be held at the Pentagon, May 5.

  • Military monitors swine flu with focus on protecting force

    Apr 28, 2009

    The Defense Department is monitoring the swine flu situation closely, with its primary focus on protecting the military population.

  • Army takes lead in social media networking to reach families, American public

    Apr 27, 2009

    The new Online and Social Media Division of Army Public Affairs, formed in January, hosted an afternoon 'meet and greet' event for 21 Milbloggers at the Pentagon prior to their weekend conference in Virginia.

  • Kids encouraged to participate in disaster preparedness

    Apr 27, 2009

    Hurricane season will blow in soon and families need to be prepared.

  • Korean War hero receives Distinguished Service Cross

    Apr 27, 2009

    Fifty-eight years after Sgt. 1st Class William T. Miles parachuted into North Korea, he was awarded the military's second highest honor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

  • Newman finishes third at Talladega

    Apr 27, 2009

    Ryan Newman and the No. 39 Haas Automation/U.S. Army team scored their best result of the 2009 season by finishing third as part of a wild ending to Sunday's Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Wounded warriors take on Rocky Mountains

    Apr 27, 2009

    Nearly 400 disabled veterans and injured Soldiers participated in a winter sports clinic earlier this month in Snowmass Village, just outside of Aspen, Colo.

  • Army chief visits Horn of Africa

    Apr 27, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said he was "staggered" at the number of missions on the Horn of Africa as he visited Camp Lemonier for the first time, April 23.

  • Soldier gives NCO gift of life at Walter Reed

    Apr 27, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- Eleven days before Sgt. 1st Class Tanya Colomathi was to receive a kidney transplant, the doctors at a civilian hospital in Georgia told her the donor was not the best match and canceled the operation.

  • Army employees set new standard, save DOD millions

    Apr 27, 2009

    Logistics Support Activity and Defense Logistics Agency employees teamed up to win the 2008 Defense Standardization Program Achievement Award for helping the Department of Defense save millions of dollars.

  • Soldier receives Soldier's Medal for saving young boy in Afghanistan

    Apr 24, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Kevin P. Sanders believes that he was born to be an infantryman. Having completed five deployments, he understands the sacrifice and bravery that accompanies combat, so when he witnessed an Afghan boy near death, his instincts immediately came into play.

  • Annual Balikatan 2009 exercise begins in the Philippines

    Apr 24, 2009

    Balikatan 2009 jumped off to a running start as Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, joined together with Filipino soldiers from the 49th Infantry Battalion at Fort Magsaysay military reservation, four hours from the Philippine capital of Manila.

  • Spouses' career program expanded

    Apr 24, 2009

    A new career program that provides up to $6,000 for a military spouse's education and training has been expanded Army wide.

  • Wounded Warrior first to use next-generation powered legs

    Apr 24, 2009

    Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, stood in bright sunlight on the patio of Walter Reed's Bldg. 88, April 17. A pack of reporters pointed mini-audio recorders, and a clutch of television cameramen rolled tape. The Wounded Warrior's prosthetic legs looked, with their composite construction and gray-on-silver design, like futuristic science fiction movie props.

  • Iraqi, Afghan find home in U.S. Army

    Apr 24, 2009

    Earlier this month, when Balsam, an Army private, graduated from Basic Combat Training with his fellow Soldiers of Fort Jackson's 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, it was the third time he had completed military training.

  • Campaign will take holistic approach to solve suicide problem

    Apr 24, 2009

    The Army's battle to reduce suicide in its ranks took on a new urgency last week as Army leaders launched the "Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Campaign Plan."

  • Army launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Campaign

    Apr 24, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. The comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides, Army senior leaders said.

  • Joint patrols help keep Sadr City safe

    Apr 24, 2009

    Sunlight is fading in Sadr City as Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, along with Iraqi Soldiers move down streets lined with houses in an effort to keep the city safer.

  • Fallen Soldier memorialized in Chicago room where military journey started

    Apr 24, 2009

    On April 20, 2009, the Chicago Military Entrance Processing Station re-named its "swearing-in" room after Sgt. Joe Vanek, a Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Friends, family, and current and former members of Vanek's old unit came to Chicago to attend the dedication.

  • 'Take Back the Night' rally brings sexual assault into the spotlight

    Apr 24, 2009

    In a unified effort, nearly 500 servicemembers and civilians completed a 1.8-mile walk and attended a rally designed to bring awareness and promote a stand against sexual assault.

  • Army, Marine Corps juggle high demands for ground forces

    Apr 24, 2009

    With U.S. military members serving in more than 120 countries throughout the world as well as meeting requirements for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, ground forces are stretched thin, senior military officials told Congress yesterday.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers re-enlist for 360 years

    Apr 23, 2009

    On the Army Reserve's 101st birthday on Capitol Hill, 60 reserve Soldiers, mostly noncommissioned officers from units representing all 50 states, raised their right hands and re-enlisted for a combined total of 360 years.

  • Aca,!EoeMobile USOAca,!a,,c will allow group to better serve Soldiers

    Apr 23, 2009

    A vehicle recently donated to the United Service Organizations will help the volunteer-driven group better serve military members and their families.

  • Army wins three Department of Defense awards for environmental stewardship

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army installations earned three Department of Defense Environmental Awards for fiscal 2008, recognizing progress in environmental quality, natural resources conservation and cultural resources management.

  • Tiger to treat troops to July 4th weekend at AT&T National

    Apr 23, 2009

    Tiger Woods has vowed to dedicate his AT&T National PGA Tour event to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for the third consecutive year.

  • Fort Drum engineer duo take the 2009 'Best Sapper' contest

    Apr 23, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Two Fort Drum, N.Y., combat engineers walked away with bragging rights as the best in their business as 68 of the Army's top engineers wrapped up the 2009 Best Sapper Competition, an intense 52-hour, six-phase contest.

  • Preston recognizes NCO success

    Apr 23, 2009

    Eighteen new noncommissioned officers were among those who received kudos from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston here April 16.

  • Amputee makes history

    Apr 23, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey made history here last week as the first amputee to attend the Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC).

  • Operation Homefront names first military child award winner

    Apr 23, 2009

    WASHINGTON - An Army family member has earned $5,000, a laptop computer and a trip to the nation's capital as the first Military Child Award winner for a national troop-support organization.

  • Mullen tours forward outposts in Afghanistan

    Apr 23, 2009

    COMBAT OUTPOST DEYSIE, Afghanistan - Military support 'enablers' are Regional Command East's most important need in Afghanistan, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Ward leads Africa Command delegation to Rwanda

    Apr 22, 2009

    A U.S. Africa Command delegation led by Gen. William E. Ward met with Rwandan defense leaders and watched displays of Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) capabilities during a two-day visit April 20-21, 2009.

  • New unit looks to defend Army in Cyberspace

    Apr 22, 2009

    Providing protection and centralization of the Army's computer network system while also making connectivity and information accessible to the war fighter is crucial in supporting military objectives.

  • Federal agency joins 300 employers in Reserve partnership

    Apr 22, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The Army Reserve and U.S. Customs and Border Protection formally agreed April 21 to work collaboratively to enhance job opportunities for America's Soldiers and veterans.

  • Automation saves Army time, money while also helping environment

    Apr 22, 2009

    Automating the Army's forms-based business processes is saving time, money and trees.

  • Micro-grants give shop owners, local economy opportunity to grow

    Apr 22, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Twenty-five hundred dollars isn't much to an American businessman. Maybe a computer or one month's office space rent, but $2,500 won't make or break his business. In Thalba, a neighborhood in northeast Baghdad, that amount can be the difference between not being able to feed your family and providing jobs for many families.

  • Army team captures 'Tissot Pit Road' win in Phoenix

    Apr 22, 2009

    Ryan Newman's team claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Soldiers build relationships in effort to bring security to Afghanistan

    Apr 22, 2009

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army and U.S. servicemembers conducted two local shuras in the Zormat District, Paktya province, April 13 - 15, to discuss the recent establishment of Combat Outpost Kalagu and to address concerns of the village elders.

  • Massachusetts National Guard supports Boston Marathon

    Apr 22, 2009

    HOPKINTON, Mass. - Almost 400 Massachusetts National Guardsmen were called up to support Monday's 113th running of the Boston Marathon. Guardsmen from the 126th Combat Support Battalion were positioned at the starting line to assist the Hopkinton Police in keeping the race route clear for more than 26,000 runners.

  • WWII veteran receives Bronze Star after 65 years

    Apr 21, 2009

    On Dec. 30, 1943, Pfc. Clarence Wallaert was shot in the hip by a German sniper while fighting against the German Winter Line in Italy. Wallaert bandaged his own wound and provided 12 hours of automatic rifle support for his Army comrades advancing into the Liri Valley-the "gateway to Rome."

  • Korean Headstart language program released

    Apr 21, 2009

    The Defense Language Institute has released a new computer-based Headstart language program in Korean.

  • Part of Pittsburgh history ends as historic Army unit cases colors

    Apr 21, 2009

    There were tears in the eyes of veterans as they watched the colors of the 99th Regional Readiness Command being cased on stage at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, April 19.

  • Guard troops train with simulated Iraqi forces

    Apr 21, 2009

    Wisconsin Guardsmen from the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team are conducting close-quarters combat and urban-operations training in New Mexico as part of the program to prepare the Soldiers for deployment.

  • U.S. Army Europe spelling champ prepares for national spelling bee

    Apr 21, 2009

    Aria Sharon, a Netzaberg Middle School eighth-grader, is preparing for a trip to the nation's capital to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee next month.

  • CAC-enabled kiosks coming to armories, reserve centers

    Apr 21, 2009

    Information security has become an increasing concern in the military. Hackers attempt to crack into the Department of Defense global information grid daily. While the active-duty military responds with new security measures, such as the requirement to log in to government computers with a Common Access Card (CAC), traditional Guardmembers with no CAC reader find themselves locked out and unable to do their jobs.

  • VA welcomes veterans home with new Web site, blog

    Apr 21, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The Veterans Affairs Department has launched its new "Returning Veterans" Web site to welcome home veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with a social, veteran-centric Web site that focuses on their needs and questions.

  • First female engineer competes in 'Best Sapper'

    Apr 20, 2009

    This week Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. is host to the 2009 Best Sapper competition pitting the top engineers within the Army in a 52-hour, six phase competition to determine the best of the best.

  • MND-South headquarters now fully equipped

    Apr 20, 2009

    Work on the new Multi-National Division-South headquarters building at Contingency Operation Base Basra has finally concluded after six months of labor.

  • SMA delivers Year of the NCO message at Fort Gordon

    Apr 20, 2009

    In his April 10 visit to Fort Gordon, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston highlighted key points in the Year of the NCO campaign during a town hall meeting.

  • Army welders use skills to counter IEDs in Iraq

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD - On a dark night, two terrorists discovered tunnels underneath a heavily traveled road in western Baghdad and used an improvised explosive device to blow a huge hole in the street to disrupt traffic.

  • Lakota proves worth as airborne platform

    Apr 20, 2009

    Five Fort Polk Soldiers made history April 8, when they became the first people on Fort Polk, La., to jump from the Army's new Lakota helicopter.

  • Soldier gives NCO 'gift of life' at Walter Reed

    Apr 20, 2009

    When her biological family was unable to come to her aid during a crisis, Sgt. 1st Class Tanya Colomathi turned to her Army Family and found a sister in arms.

  • Army speeds testing of robotic systems

    Apr 20, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army has traditionally acquired weapon systems through a process that can take several years, but the ongoing fight in Afghanistan and Iraq has shortened the time frame considerably.

  • U.S. Army Central, Kenya Army Soldiers conduct public affairs information exchange

    Apr 20, 2009

    U.S. Army Central Public Affairs took part in an information exchange with the Kenyan Army in Mombasa, Kenya, April 14-16.

  • USARCENT, Kenyan Army refine skills during MEDEVAC

    Apr 20, 2009

    In a medical emergency, time can be an enemy. The longer it takes to transport a patient to the hospital, the higher the probability they may not survive. U.S. Army Central and Kenyan Army Soldiers' skills were put to this test during a medical evacuation exercise, April 17, in Mombasa, Kenya.

  • I Corps deputy commander tasked with overseeing drawdown in Iraq

    Apr 17, 2009

    Having been on the job in Iraq for a little more than a week, the I Corps deputy commanding general for sustainment faces a daunting task as she looks to the August 2010 date set by the president for the drawdown of forces in Iraq.

  • Soldier Show ready to entertain troops

    Apr 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army Soldier Show is scheduled to begin its 2009 tour April 24-26 with two performances at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Army Training Network set to launch

    Apr 17, 2009

    The Army Training Network goes online today with the mission of becoming the one-stop shop and information source for Army training.

  • Fort Benning singer gives spouses a voice

    Apr 17, 2009

    Sarah Hockridge has spent her life using her voice - as a child who loved to sing, as a college music major, and as a staple on the New York coffee shop circuit. Today, she uses her voice for a cause close to her heart - putting words to the experiences of military spouses.

  • Minnesota Army National Guard protects Mississippi riverfront ecosystem

    Apr 17, 2009

    With more than 19 miles of Mississippi River frontage, and representing one of the largest landholders in the region, the Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) and Camp Ripley have long been prominent protectors of the Mississippi and its ecosystem.

  • Military community can't escape maladies of slow U.S. economy

    Apr 17, 2009

    A PCSing Soldier can't sell his house and struggles with mortgage payments in addition to the costs of setting up a home at his new duty station. An Army spouse is a victim of job cuts and the sudden loss of income leaves the family unable to pay their bills. With the economy in a slump, scenarios like these are becoming more prevalent across the force, and service leaders are more than a little concerned about the dilemma.

  • Soldiers take on all services in Combatives tournament

    Apr 17, 2009

    A total of 120 competitors representing all service branches from across the Republic of Korea and Japan formed teams to compete in the day-long tournament that tested their combative skills, agility and endurance at the Osan Air Base, April 4.

  • Army launches official blog, Facebook page

    Apr 16, 2009

    This week the Army not only launched an official blog portal, but also an Army fan page on Facebook.

  • Army chief visits JRTC

    Apr 16, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk April 14-15, meeting with leaders of both JRTC and the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

  • Chairman speaks to defense priorities for foreseeable future

    Apr 16, 2009

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen's No. 1 priority is making sure "we get it right" for Soldiers and their families, he told approximately 400 4th Infantry Division Soldiers at Fort Hood.

  • Soldiers' newest GI Bill exceeds tuition assistance, also benefits dependents

    Apr 16, 2009

    Officially known as the "Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008" by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), was signed by President Bush on June 30, 2008. It will be published as Army policy by the end of April 2009, and will become effective August 1, 2009.

  • Annual drill prepares agencies for hurricane season

    Apr 16, 2009

    During what has become an annual Rehearsal of Concept, or ROC, drill on hurricane relief operations, more than 150 participants from a wide variety of government agencies came together to rehearse the course of action they would take to deal with a hurricane emergency.

  • On GITMO small gestures, big projects save energy

    Apr 16, 2009

    Green isn't the first thing people think of when they think of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. In recent years, however, the base has taken great steps to save energy and lower pollution in this small community, through projects big and small designed to make the base more energy efficient.

  • Army team wins Greco-Roman championship

    Apr 16, 2009

    Four Soldiers won individual titles while leading the All-Army wrestling team to its ninth Greco-Roman crown in 10 years at the 2009 U.S. National Wrestling Championships, April 10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

  • North Dakota guardsmen continue statewide flood fight

    Apr 16, 2009

    BISMARCK, N.D. - The number of National Guardsmen fighting rising water levels in North Dakota has more than doubled from last week. More than 1,000 additional members of the North Dakota National Guard were activated April 13, adding to a force of about 900 who already were on active duty.

  • Iraqi Army, U.S. Soldiers work to end smuggling

    Apr 15, 2009

    Iraqi and American forces are working together to make Iraq a safer place.