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  • Guard assisting with convention security in Minnesota

    Sep 2, 2008

    During the first day of the Republican National Convention here, members of the Minnesota Army National Guard were called upon to provide crowd control.

  • Gunning for Gold

    Sep 2, 2008

    Olympics wrap up; Fort Riley covenant signing.

  • Army Test Pilot

    Sep 2, 2008

    Army Test Pilots put military aircraft through their paces.

  • National convention brings Guard to Denver

    Aug 29, 2008

    National Guard troops from across the country descended on Denver last week to help support one of the largest events the city had ever seen.

  • Louisiana Guard gears up for Gustav

    Aug 29, 2008

    The Louisiana National Guard has already activated about 3,000 troops who are monitoring and preparing for Tropical Storm Gustav, which is expected to develop into a Category 3 hurricane as it heads toward the Gulf coast.

  • Smoke grenade sparks range fire

    Aug 28, 2008

    For the 55th Signal Company, Combat Camera, it all started with a smoke grenade, dry conditions and a layer of leaves in the woods.

  • Golden Knight Guest

    Aug 28, 2008

    Bill Murray jumps with the Golden Knights.

  • Special Delivery

    Aug 28, 2008

    Troops in the harsh Afghanistan terrain look to the sky for supplies.

  • Engineers bridge gaps on major Afghan highway

    Aug 28, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2008 Aca,!" Members of the Australian Reconstruction Task Force and Task Force CastleAca,!a,,cs 420th Engineer Brigade completed the emplacement of two Mabey Johnson bridges near Andar and Moqur in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers win National Trophy Rifle Team matches

    Aug 27, 2008

    In three team matches of the 2008 National Trophy Rifle Matches, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Sgt. 1st Class Grant Singley found himself playing an important role in his teamAca,!a,,cs capture of the Hearst Doubles, National Trophy Team and National Trophy Infantry Team matches.

  • POW legacy lives in stone

    Aug 27, 2008

    The legacy of a World War II prisoner of war lives on through a rock that marks the entrance of Camp Atterbury. Libero Puccini, one of the crafters of that monument, recently passed away

  • Army launching 'I. A.M. Strong' prevention campaign

    Aug 27, 2008

    The I. A.M. Strong campaign will empower Soldiers to Aca,!A"Intervene, Act, and MotivateAca,!A? to prevent sexual assault, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said.

  • CSA: More dwell time will allow conventional ops training

    Aug 27, 2008

    Dwell time for Soldiers between deployments is expected to increase to 17 months next year, and almost to 24 months by 2011, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. He said this will allow the National Training Center to once again focus on Aca,!A"conventional operationsAca,!A? and not just counter-insurgency training.

  • New Uniform

    Aug 27, 2008

    The Army Service Uniform prevents Soldiers from spending too much on the new Blue.

  • Helping Army Families

    Aug 27, 2008

    One family knows just how the Army Family Action Plan helps Soldiers and military families.

  • Freedom Rest

    Aug 27, 2008

    Soldiers get some much deserved R&R at this resort in Baghdad.

  • Army Family Action Plan continues sustainability

    Aug 26, 2008

    Maj. Gen. John MacDonald told bloggers last week in a Pentagon teleconference that the Army Family Action Plan through its series of workshops has resolved or reviewed some 633 Soldier and Army family issues since inception in 1983 and that it will continue to be sustainable.

  • Hot New Look!

    Aug 26, 2008

    The Army Introduces Soldiers to the New Army Service Uniform.

  • Operation Summer Surge

    Aug 26, 2008

    North Dakota National Guard Soldiers get ready for basic training.

  • Commentary: Women's Suffrage movement 'pathway' to greater female participation in mi

    Aug 26, 2008

    Women's Equality Day is Aug. 26, commemorating when women were granted suffrage. Since the American Revolution and the founding of our country, many women have honorably served in our nationAca,!a,,cs defense...

  • Soldiers now have more flexibility in naming beneficiaries

    Aug 25, 2008

    Based on changes to law over the past two years, Soldiers now have greater flexibility in determining whom they designate to receive their $100,000 death gratuity.

  • Virtual Combat

    Aug 25, 2008

    While so many troops are already downrange, many others are preparing to head there in the coming months. Part of the preparation for some Soldiers in Germany involves two tractor-trailers and a few pairs of $6,000 goggles. SSG Vanessa Heinzelman explains.

  • September Soldiers Magazine focuses on Army gaming

    Aug 25, 2008

    The September issue of Soldiers magazine highlights the use of gaming throughout the Army. The same technologies used in popular video games are being leveraged to help entertain, rehabilitate and train Soldiers like never before.

  • 'Run for Fallen' trek ends at Arlington

    Aug 25, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the National Guard Bureau were among 150 men and women who ran the final 6.2-mile leg of the national Run for the Fallen which paid tribute to the more than 4,000 members of the armed forces who have died during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Women's Equality

    Aug 25, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ensworth talks about women's equality and the 19th Amendment.

  • Sinkholes

    Aug 25, 2008

    Soldiers try to remain safe while training for war. But sometimes a hidden danger lies beneath.

  • EUCOM Chief checks Georgia relief effort first-hand

    Aug 25, 2008

    TBILISI, Georgia, Aug. 24, 2008 Aca,!" The commander of U.S. European Command traveled to the former Soviet republic of Georgia to ensure the ongoing U.S. humanitarian effort in the wake of a Georgian conflict with Russia is proceeding smoothly.

  • Bragg begins hearing in Tikrit officer murder case

    Aug 22, 2008

    An Article 39a hearing began Thursday morning in the case of the United States vs. Staff Sgt. Alberto Martinez, who is charged with murdering two officers at Forward Operating Base Danger near Tikrit, Iraq, on June 7, 2005.

  • Guard supports Tropical Storm Fay relief

    Aug 22, 2008

    As Tropical Storm Fay moved slowly up FloridaAca,!a,,cs east coast and caused flooding in coastal communities, members of the Florida National Guard continued to support storm relief efforts of first responders.

  • Do Your Part

    Aug 22, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jones talks about the ways Military leaders help Servicemembers with voting.

  • The Box

    Aug 22, 2008

    Tony McKinney gives us an exclusive look inside The Box.

  • Army releases message announcing new service uniform

    Aug 21, 2008

    Out with the old, in with the blue. The Army has made it official; the green service uniform, which has defined the service since the mid-1950s, is on the outs.

  • Army research on invisibility not science fiction

    Aug 21, 2008

    Invisibility has long existed in the realm of imagination and fantasy, but for Army scientists and researchers studying ways to apply the latest technology to save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives, fantasy is slowly becoming a reality.

  • Tropical Storm Fay underscores need for 'Ready Army' initiative

    Aug 21, 2008

    Just as Tropical Storm Fay hit Florida communities, the Army's annual workshop for installation preparedness wrapped up in Tampa, Fla., and Army officials announced a new initiative: Ready Army.

  • Pentagon Memorial Project

    Aug 21, 2008

    A look back at the construction for the Pentagon Memorial that took place during the summer of 2007.

  • America Supports You: Freedom Walk Plans Shape Up Worldwide

    Aug 21, 2008

    Individuals and organizations around the globe are planning special commemorations to mark the quickly approaching seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

  • America Supports You: Mobile Memorial Honors Fallen Servicemembers

    Aug 21, 2008

    A California troop-support group is paying tribute to Servicemembers who died while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom with a mobile memorial.

  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency Braces for Tourists

    Aug 21, 2008

    While there are already tours of the building, the Pentagon will become a major destination for visitors to Washington after the dedication of the Pentagon September 11th Memorial next month. Officials expect between 45,000 and 60,000 people to visit the site Sept. 11, with up to 2 million people visiting the site in a year.

  • Pentagon Memorial Evokes Emotion as Completion Date Nears

    Aug 21, 2008

    Laychak has worked tirelessly to keep alive the memory of 125 servicemembers and civilian workers at the Pentagon and 59 passengers and crew aboard American Airlines Flight 77 killed in the attack. As president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, he has been the public face to a project he said captured broad, collaborative support.

  • Commentary: Every American should visit a Warrior Transition Unit

    Aug 21, 2008

    Nothing is more disappointing than to see people doubt what the Army is doing to take care of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers without having the facts right.

  • Sinkhole Stinkhole

    Aug 21, 2008

    Sometimes there's a hidden danger that lies beneath - sinkholes appear without warning in military training ground in Germany.

  • Iraq Band

    Aug 21, 2008

    In Iraq, five soldiers with a common bond combine to spread their talent throughout the dessert.

  • Grease Monkey project trains IA mechanics

    Aug 21, 2008

    Iraqi and U.S. Army mechanics worked in tandem on Iraqi Army vehicles as part of a three-day project here nicknamed Grease Monkey recently.

  • Soldiers strive to improve conditions for Iraqis

    Aug 21, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq, Aug. 20, 2008 Aca,!" When Army Staff Sgt. David Cox looks at a map of Baghdad and sees the neighborhoods that form a little block in the southern part of the city known as Abu Tshir, he realizes how tenuous a position his platoon and fellow soldiers are in.

  • Military kids go to camp

    Aug 20, 2008

    HIGH VIEW, W.Va. (Army News Service, Aug. 20, 2008) - Kids at Camp Sandy Cove here are spending the week doing typical camp activities such as canoeing, practicing archery, cooking outdoors and even learning the trapeze, but these aren't your typical campers.

  • Towns show support for Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2008

    A standing-room only crowd filled the Cameron University Theater in Lawton, Okla. to see the Army Community Covenant signing ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

  • USARPAC Warrior Challenge '08

    Aug 20, 2008

    U.S. Army Pacific's Soldier/NCO of the Year competition.

  • Army Emergency Management workshop trains during Hurricane Fay

    Aug 20, 2008

    More than 100 emergency disaster preparedness officers and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear preparedness specialists from installations across the Army are meeting this week in Tampa, Fla., just as Hurricane Fay threatened to hit the Gulf Coast and caused trainers to come prepared for a real-life disaster.

  • Congressional Black Associates welcomed by DOD reps

    Aug 20, 2008

    About two-dozen members of the Congressional Black Associates received a brief introduction to the Department of Defense Aug. 12 from Army acquisition executive Dean Popps and others.

  • U.S. Army Reserve Command 'Best Warrior' competition underway

    Aug 20, 2008

    Thirty-two of the best and the brightest Non-Commissioned Officers and junior enlisted Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Command are vying to become the NCO and Soldier of the Year during the Best Warrior Competition being held here. The competition runs July 6-10.

  • Special Forces Soldier, Ranger triumph in USASOC NCO, Soldier of the Year competition

    Aug 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command announced the winners of its 2008 Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition in a ceremony July 17 at Bank Hall.

  • Old Guard Soldiers named Military District of Washington's best

    Aug 20, 2008

    Twenty-eight Soldiers from all over the country and the world competed in a grueling competition that named the National Capital Region Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • 1st Cav Soldier takes top honors as FORSCOM Soldier of the Year

    Aug 20, 2008

    Seventeen of Forces CommandAca,!a,,cs brightest and best Soldiers from units around the country came to Fort Hood to compete for FORSCOMAca,!a,,cs Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year July 27-31.

  • Army Undersecretary - Part 3

    Aug 20, 2008

    In part three of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about his personal commitment to the Army.

  • Aiming for Gold

    Aug 20, 2008

    Pfc. Vincent Hancock takes Gold in his Olympic event.

  • 2008 NCO/Soldier/KATUSA of the Year

    Aug 19, 2008

    19th ESC hosted the 8th U.S. Army's Best Warrior competition June 2-6, 2008.

  • AKO tests new wiki capability

    Aug 19, 2008

    A new feature on the Army's enterprise portal will make collaboration significantly more effective. The Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online Project Office today officially launched a pilot program for wiki - a feature facilitating the perpetual, collective work of many authors within the AKO community.

  • Athens silver medalist Anti finishes ninth in rifle prone at Beijing Games

    Aug 19, 2008

    In his fourth and possibly final Olympics, U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Maj. Michael Anti just missed making the final and finished ninth in the 50-meter rifle prone event Aug. 15 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

  • AFAP taking care of families for 25 years now

    Aug 19, 2008

    During this the 25th anniversary of the Army Family Action Plan, Army spouses can be proud of the strides made for families Army-wide.

  • Soldiers improve force protection training

    Aug 19, 2008

    The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., is focused on improving the force protection capabilities of Soldiers about to deploy to combat areas.

  • Army Undersecretary - Part 2

    Aug 19, 2008

    In part two of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about Future Combat Systems.

  • Florida National Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Fay

    Aug 19, 2008

    The Florida National Guard has activated Soldiers and Airmen to deal with any emergencies arising from Tropical Storm Fay's impact on Florida.

  • Florida National Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Fay

    Aug 19, 2008

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 18, 2008 Aca,!" The Florida National Guard activated about 125 Soldiers and airmen for its planning cells and alerted other units in preparation for Tropical Storm Fay as the storm approached Cuba over the weekend.

  • Long Knife troops receive combat patches

    Aug 18, 2008

    Operation Iraqi Freedom is producing the next greatest generation of some of the finest combat veterans America has ever seen.

  • Iraqi Army participates in Vanguard route clearance class

    Aug 18, 2008

    Iraqi Army Soldiers are participating in the first Vanguard Brigade route clearance course in an effort to improve security in the Babil Province.

  • Civil-military conference unites provinces in capacity building efforts

    Aug 18, 2008

    Coalition, provincial and Iraqi leaders from Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center met with U.S. Embassy and Department of Defense representatives for the first ever Civil-Military Coordination Conference here Aug. 11-13, to promote economic growth in Iraq.

  • Peacekeeping

    Aug 18, 2008

    Missouri National Guardsmen train in Germany for a Mission in Kosovo.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 18, 2008

    Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about Army priorities.

  • Reset program maintains troop readiness

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Army reset program is essential to the readiness and combat capability of the Army, said the outgoing director of integration at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Programs (G-8).

  • Army Family Action Plan

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army Family Action Plan celebrates 25 years of commitment to the Military Family.

  • Kids Train

    Aug 15, 2008

    Spc. Nakisha Nieves shows us that kids can train just like Mom and Dad.

  • Iraqi army confident in ability to defend

    Aug 15, 2008

    Iraqis taking care of Iraqis -- this is the shape of things to come here. Garnering the trust and cooperation of the Iraqi people, Iraqi Army battalions near the oil-rich town of Bayji, have made the turn. No longer is the burgeoning Iraqi Army being coddled by their American counterparts. Rather, according to Military Transition Team Soldiers of the 1st Battlaion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Iraq's defenders are confident, determined and capable of securing its citizens.

  • Army Family Action Plan turns 25 years old

    Aug 15, 2008

    Starting Aug. 15 and in the coming months, the Army will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Army Family Action Plan, senior leaders said, citing an ongoing commitment to families embodied in the Army Family Covenant.

  • UAVs role key ingredient to success in Iraq

    Aug 15, 2008

    Today, more than ever before, the UAV has become an imperative asset for troops on the ground. This is especially true for Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers, who conduct daily missions in and around the Iraqi capital.

  • Army offers language bonus to ROTC cadets

    Aug 14, 2008

    The Army is now offering a monetary incentive for new Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to study critical languages such as Arabic. The language incentive is part of the Officer Accession Pilot Program authorized by Congress to help the Army recruit commissioned officers. The program additionally includes a $5,000 bonus for college students who complete the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course and agree to become Army officers, and authorizes the Army to offer two-year Army-service contracts to experienced doctors and other medical professionals, and chaplains, between ages 43 and 60.

  • Combat survivability has doubled since Vietnam, says assistant secretary

    Aug 14, 2008

    Recent advances in combat medicine are saving servicemembersAca,!a,,c lives at unprecedented rates, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs told a group of government and medical officials at a Aca,!A"Government ExecutiveAca,!A? event Wednesday.

  • JTF-East Bulgaria ramps up for training

    Aug 14, 2008

    Trains rolling into Ziminitsa, Bulgaria, loaded down with vehicles, signaled the onset of operations Monday for Task Force Panther troops scheduled to begin training in Bulgaria as part of Joint Task Force-East 2008.

  • Byers loses in Olympic quarterfinals, vows to wrestle for medal in London

    Aug 14, 2008

    BEIJING Aca,!" After being eliminated Thursday from the quarterfinals of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers vowed to continue his quest for the Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games.

  • Life-Changing Covenant

    Aug 14, 2008

    A family covenant changes a 3-year-old's life forever.

  • Middle Eastern Artillery officers travel to Fort Sill for symposium

    Aug 14, 2008

    The meeting was supposed to get no publicity. The presence of the senior foreign officers was to be released only on a Aca,!A"need to knowAca,!A? basis. Unfortunately for security officers, it was impossible to hide a group of Middle Eastern officers, dressed in their countryAca,!a,,cs uniforms, from the people of Fort Sill and Lawton, Okla.

  • NCO wins second round in Olympic wrestling

    Aug 14, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers wrestles to a victory over China's Deli Liu in the second round of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Thursday at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing. Byers is a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • Reserve NCO sets Olympics age record

    Aug 13, 2008

    At age 56, U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Aca,!A"LibbyAca,!A? Callahan became the oldest U.S. female competitor in Olympic history with a 25th-place finish in the womenAca,!a,,cs 25-meter pistol shooting event Aug. 13 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

  • 'Kips Bay' air assault brings security to Al Betra

    Aug 13, 2008

    Iraqi Army and Rakkasan Soldiers executed Operation Kips Bay, an air assault to establish a solid IA presence in Al Betra in the early morning hours Aug. 8.

  • Hard Work Pays Off

    Aug 13, 2008

    Spc. Eller takes the 7th Gold for the U.S. in the Olympics.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 13, 2008

    In part three of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about his personal commitment to the Army.

  • Secretary Geren on This Week in Defense News

    Aug 13, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks about the present and the future of the Army on This Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian.

  • Soldier sets two Olympic records en route to Gold

    Aug 13, 2008

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III set two Olympic records en route to winning a Gold Medal in double trap at the Beijing Shooting Range Tuesday.

  • National Guard, British Soldiers aid Afghans

    Aug 13, 2008

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2008 Aca,!" More than 1,000 residents of Ud Kheil village here were treated by Afghan medical staff and received medicine, vitamins and personal items through a joint assistance operation conducted by New York Army National Guard, Afghan and British soldiers Aug. 7.

  • Panama Canal security focus of exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El Salvador Aca,!" Servicemembers and civilians from 20 nations and three international organizations converged at various locations in Central and North America this week for Fuerzas Aliadas (Allied Forces) PANAMAX 2008, a multinational exercise focused on the security of the Panama Canal.

  • Patriot Warrior: New type of Reserve exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    More than 4,000 servicemembers gathered at Fort McCoy last month for what officials are calling a new type of training exercise for the Army Reserve.

  • Retired Army marksman Erickson finishes 21st in Olympic trap

    Aug 12, 2008

    It rained on what might have been four-time Olympian Bret EricksonAca,!a,,cs final appearance on the worldAca,!a,,cs grandest shotgun shooting stage, literally and figuratively.

  • Olympic Opening Ceremony celebrates "One World, One Dream"

    Aug 12, 2008

    The elaborate Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad featured a display of ChinaAca,!a,,cs long and distinguished history and culture intertwined with the Aca,!A"One World, One DreamAca,!A? theme of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

  • A Lineage Kept

    Aug 12, 2008

    A new generation of Easy Company Soldiers are carrying on the Company's rich history and tradition.

  • U.S. helps redeploy Georgian forces

    Aug 12, 2008

    The U.S.-assisted redeployment of Georgian troops from Iraq to their home country began Sunday and continued through Monday, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • Warfighting Conference

    Aug 12, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach.

  • Kaiserslautern holds Warrior Response exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Balloon canisters, normally filled with helium, were packed with chorine. And within minutes of what was to be a joyous celebration Aca,!" a welcome home ceremony for redeploying Soldiers Aca,!" suddenly became chaos as the canisters opened, poisoning the air with yellow gas.

  • Civilian employees begin Senior Fellowship

    Aug 11, 2008

    Four Army civilians have been selected to participate in the Army Senior Fellows Program with one taking graduate classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the others beginning career-development assignments this week.

  • First-ever female wins Forces Command NCO of year

    Aug 11, 2008

    To see her walking through the halls of the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command headquarters here, she looks like an average noncommissioned officer.

  • Dwindling Down

    Aug 11, 2008

    The end is near for Guardsmen battling the fires in California.

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