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  • Tea for two

    Mar 25, 2009

    Staff Sgts. Danieto Bacchus, left, and Robert Newman, take a break and drink chai tea at an Afghan National Army outpost near Forward Operating Base Baylough in the Zabul province of Afghanistan, March 18, 2009. The Soldiers are assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment.

  • Stimulus package to fund new hospital at Fort Hood

    Mar 25, 2009

    The federal economic stimulus package will provide $621 million to build a new military hospital at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Judge sets sentence for Bragg shooting spree

    Mar 25, 2009

    Sgt. William J. Kreutzer Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murder and attempted murder in the 1995 shooting of 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers at Towle Stadium.

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • NCOs step up, present unique color guard

    Mar 25, 2009

    Mission: Provide a 10-member, all-female color guard for the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Women's History Month 2009 Luncheon March 17, at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne.

  • Preston addresses concerns, outlines goals to Soldiers in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - President Barack Obama's recent announcement to end combat operations in Iraq by August 2010 has raised some concerns for troops serving in Iraq, including when they can expect to return home and the length of time between future deployments.

  • Foundation launches programs for Army women

    Mar 25, 2009

    Women who serve in the Army are better educated and often end up having better jobs than their civilian counterparts, according to a study discussed March 24, 2009 at the inaugural symposium of the U.S. Army Women's Foundation.

  • National Guard battles storms, flooding in five states

    Mar 25, 2009

    Rain and melting snow continue to increase flooding in five states across the northern United States and more than 1,200 National Guard troops have been called to respond.

  • Vicenza Soldiers honored for bravery in Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2009

    Six Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company received medals of valor for combat actions July 13, 2008, in Wanat, a village in northeast Afghanistan. Nine of their comrades lost their lives during the fight.

  • Strong Bonds weekend delivers tools for stronger marriages

    Mar 24, 2009

    With the sounds of the nearby Atlantic Ocean waves crashing the sandy beaches, more than 50 couples renewed their wedding vows during the finale of a three-day marriage retreat weekend.

  • Ellen Degeneres Show surprises Army spouse

    Mar 24, 2009

    For Shelea Diles, the meaning of green on St. Patrick's Day translated into dollars and lots of them.

  • Multi-service winners honored at Woman's History Month event

    Mar 24, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- Ten service members and civilians were honored as part of the Department of Defense Women's History Month Observance and Awards Program, March 19.

  • Soldier-musicians provide musical therapy at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

    Mar 24, 2009

    The United States Army Field Band, during their scheduled 2009 Spring tour of the Northeast, stopped by the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine, to sing and interact with patients there.

  • Guard helps stem flooding in Red River Valley

    Mar 24, 2009

    Almost 500 Guard members from two states were called out over the weekend to help stem the flow of floodwaters from the Red River in the Fargo, N.D. area.

  • Soldiers may better handle trauma with resilience training

    Mar 23, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The Army can mitigate the effects of post traumatic stress disorder by training Soldiers to be more mentally resilient in advance, an Army doctor said Monday.

  • Soldiers learn how to get out of the 'battle mind' and back into the 'peacetime mind&

    Mar 23, 2009

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program can bring back the balance needed for a good reset. The program is designed to reduce hyper-arousal symptoms and inappropriate reactions to normal everyday events.

  • SDDC celebrates 10K MRAPs moved via surface

    Mar 23, 2009

    A ceremony was held in Charleston, S.C., today to celebrate the 10,000th mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle shipped via surface by Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to U.S. Central Command.

  • Corps of Engineers helps states in predicted flood area

    Mar 23, 2009

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working around the clock in a race against the weather. Corps engineers are helping Minnesota and North Dakota communities in the Red River of the North river basin in preparing for predicted flood elevations not seen since 1997.

  • AMU shooter aims for 2012 Paralympics

    Mar 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Josh Olson knows what it means to reinvent himself. An Infantryman for most of his Army career, Olson never dreamed he would someday be an internationally ranked shooter with the Army's World Class Athlete Program. But, everything changed for Olson after losing his right leg in an attack during his 2003 deployment to Iraq.

  • Strong effort gives Newman, Army team 7th-place finish at Bristol

    Mar 23, 2009

    It all came together for the U.S. Army team Sunday as driver Ryan Newman posted a solid seventh-place finish in the Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • Soldiers, college students work side-by-side to build homes for homeless

    Mar 23, 2009

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 11th Engineer Battalion helped build several Habitat for Humanity houses last week in south Columbus. They partnered with college students on spring break to provide housing for low-income families at a low, interest-free cost.

  • Troops and Iraqi police sweep area for weapons

    Mar 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD - On the first day of spring, Baghdad University College of Agriculture in Abu Ghraib needed some cleaning. Instead of brooms and dustpans, Iraqi police and U.S. Soldiers used detection dogs, shovels and mine detectors to sweep for unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons caches March 21.

  • Women's History Month celebrates achievements, diversity

    Mar 23, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - More than 140 years ago, Lucy Hobbs became the first woman to graduate dental school. The achievement is only half the story. For several years, Lucy Hobbs was denied admission to several dental schools on the basis of being a woman. She persisted though, and eventually earned the reputation, 'the lady who pulls teeth,' putting to rest any doubts about women's abilities as dentists.

  • Deadly needles in the haystack

    Mar 23, 2009

    Camp Taji, Iraq - 710th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group spent time looking for potentially dangerous ordnance among the scrap metal at the Sheik Khalid scrap yard.

  • Commentary: What you hear in a war zone

    Mar 23, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - While living in Portsmouth, Ohio a few years ago, I had an apartment located no more than 150 feet from a rail yard. My first few weeks living there presented a small challenge. I had a hard time sleeping through the screeches, bangs, bumps and grumbles in the night as rail workers prepared trains for their departures across the country.

  • Army 'takes care of its own'

    Mar 23, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A widow looking for help did not know where to turn. Her husband, a retired Army veteran, had just passed away. While she wanted more than anything to provide him the dignified burial he surely deserved; she was strapped financially.

  • Sergeant reflects on fateful day

    Mar 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Mar. 20, 2009) - More than two years have passed since Staff Sgt. Clifford Neighbors received an Army Commendation Medal with V device for valor and a Bronze Star while serving with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry in Iraq. Neighbors's actions on the streets of Baghdad in August 2006 earned him the valor award he attributes to his team and a former platoon sergeant. During a routine mission making the rounds of Iraqi National Police checkpoints, Neighbors's convoy was halted by three improvised explosive devices.

  • Leadership begins with integrity and values

    Mar 23, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Mar. 20, 2009) - Sgt. Juan Carreon believes living by the Army's values and maintaining personal integrity are two hallmarks of good noncommissioned officer. "As an NCO, one of the things I will not give up are my personal values," said Carreon, a human resources specialist with V Corps' Headquarters and Headquarters Company. "We all have family values, but each individual has personal values that we have to stand by and stick by," he said.

  • Flexible CYS2 programs support Army families

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) programs are staying flexible to meet the child care needs of the community by providing numerous options for parents.

  • Army Engineer coin is literally 'out of this world'

    Mar 20, 2009

    Military commanders present coins to individuals who accomplish something particularly special or go beyond the call of duty - but few, if any, have experienced a journey quite like one Brig. Gen. Kendall P. Cox awarded last summer.

  • Former inspector general honored for lifetime service

    Mar 20, 2009

    A lifetime of service award was presented to former Inspector General and 'conscience of the Army' today in a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • U.S. Army Reserve Command NCO training exercise

    Mar 20, 2009

    NCOs from Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command, received hands-on training in evacuating casualties as part of a Year of the NCO professional development program held March 12 on Fort McPherson's Hedeken Field.

  • Noncommissioned officers must be experts in their field

    Mar 20, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston challenged junior non-commissioned officers to become subject-matter experts in their respective fields.

  • Soldiers train to save lives in combat

    Mar 19, 2009

    The percussion of enemy weapons fire filled the air as smoke passed by overhead; the scene grew quiet as the only other sounds were cries for help, all seemed lost until a fellow Soldier rushed to a wounded Soldier's side and uttered, "You're going to be ok." This scenario could be lifted from the battlefield or even found in a movie; however, for the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division it was part of the combat life-saving training held at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex during the Desert Rogues deployment to the Republic of Korea, March 11.

  • Brothers at War: Coming soon to a theater near post

    Mar 19, 2009

    Producing the film "Brothers at War," has been a personal crusade for Jake Rademacher.

  • USFK commander tells senators tours in Korea to be Aca,!EoenormalizedAca,!a,,c

    Mar 19, 2009

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 19, 2009) -- Quality of life for Soldiers and their families is one of three key priorities for the commander of United States Forces Korea.

  • Sergeant Major of Army offers advice at Fort Leavenworth

    Mar 19, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston shared his thoughts about being a noncommissioned officer during his visit to Fort Leavenworth March 17 for the post's official kick-off event for the Year of the NCO.

  • Heavy maintenance shop keeps plugging away

    Mar 19, 2009

    For the men and women at Belvoir's Directorate of Logistics Heavy Maintenance Shop, passion for their craft is shown through their many years of experience. Several of the mechanics have honed their skills over 20 years of mechanical experience in the military and as civilians.

  • Security progress in Iraq

    Mar 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. Dave Bair, of Fairfax, Va., commander, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, met with a local Sons of Iraq (SoI) leader at Joint Security Station Zubaida to discuss their continuing support of security improvements in the East Rashid district of Baghdad, March 12.

  • Fort Belvoir components train in suicide prevention

    Mar 19, 2009

    Over the past month, Fort Belvoir's units, directorates and organizations have joined the Army-wide efforts to educate Soldiers and government civilians about suicide prevention by participating in an interactive video that covers various suicide scenarios.

  • Troops provide medicine to remote villagers in Djibouti

    Mar 19, 2009

    Servicemembers traveled throughout remote regions of Djibouti March 7-14 to provide medical and public health aid to more than 2,000 villagers.

  • Education reduces stigma facing redeployed Soldiers

    Mar 19, 2009

    Education Reduces Stigma Facing Redeployed Soldiers

  • Gates approves plan to end Army's involuntary extensions

    Mar 19, 2009

    The Army will phase out use of the so-called "stop-loss" program between now and January, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.

  • Year of the NCO: 'No better job'

    Mar 19, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Spc. Jason Boatwright, a soon-to-be noncommissioned officer, describes in his own words the duties of a chaplain assistant and what NCOs bring to that career field

  • Sergeant earns Silver Star for charging into face of enemy during ambush in Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany (Mar. 18, 2009) -- Staff Sgt. Lincoln V. Dockery said he didn't even see the grenade that sent shrapnel into his right forearm while charging insurgent fighters in Afghanistan's Korengal valley, Nov. 16, 2007. "Someone yelled out, and I looked up and saw it coming. My hand went up and a hot, sharp feeling went through," he said. Dockery, a combat engineer then assigned to a route clearance patrol with Company A of the 173rd Airborne Brigade's Special Troops Battalion, said he decided the injury wasn't major, and continued his charge up a hill into enemy fire and earning a Silver Star for valor. The medal and a Purple Heart were awarded here, March 11.

  • Stop-Loss stops in January, Army leaders say

    Mar 18, 2009

    That Army plans to phase out its reliance on stop-loss by January, Army leaders say.

  • An anniversary of sorts and a turning point

    Mar 18, 2009

    I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling. Geronimo.

  • Secretary of Army presents top achievement awards

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 17 recipients of the 2008 Secretary of the Army Awards were honored March 18 during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • Eastin reviews Fort Carson expansion

    Mar 18, 2009

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment Keith Eastin visited Fort Carson to review progress on the expansion of the installation.

  • Total Impact: Leaders gather for outcome based training workshop

    Mar 18, 2009

    The Fort Meade-based Asymmetric Warfare Group sponsored an Outcome Based Training and Education workshop on March 5 and 6 for training developers, instructors and leaders throughout the Army. The workshop allowed the AWG to explain OBT&E, and helped participants better understand challenges associated with training.

  • Contact after redeployment key to cutting suicide rate, says G-1

    Mar 18, 2009

    Ending a policy where Citizen-Soldiers were excused monthly drills for 90 days after deployment helped the Army Guard better take care of its troops, the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel, G-1, said here Monday

  • Soldiers learn how to learn

    Mar 18, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Frances Judkins, an Army Education Services Division guidance counselor, spoke to a group of 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers ranked private to corporal about their educational opportunities at the 180th Transportation Battalion motor pool here, March 13.

  • NCO serves as 'backbone' for suicide prevention training

    Mar 18, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Just as NCOs are the backbone of the Army, Staff. Sgt. Jonathon Vinson provided consistency and structure to all eight suicide prevention training presentations held the first two weeks in March throughout the Kaiserslautern military community.

  • From cadet to colonel: Female brigade commander shares military experiences

    Mar 18, 2009

    As a cadet in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., Leah R. Fuller-Friel became her battalion's first female commander. Now, 25 years later and a colonel, she's the first female commander of the U.S. Army NATO Brigade, headquartered at Tompkins Barracks in Schwetzingen.

  • U.S. Army Germany hosts sexual assault awareness events

    Mar 18, 2009

    Leaders, military and civilian, will be stressing education, awareness and prevention of sexual assault during several events planned here for the month of April.

  • Troops aid Afghans with security, supplies

    Mar 18, 2009

    As the Afghan people work to develop their infrastructure, U.S. forces are offering their assistance on a number of fronts.

  • Army leaders weigh medical conditions when disciplining Soldiers

    Mar 17, 2009

    Army leaders say they are committed to balancing the medical needs of recovering Soldiers with maintaining good order and discipline in Warrior Transition Units.

  • Paratroopers validate Quick Reaction Force capabilities

    Mar 17, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Bragg's, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, conducted a mission-readiness exercise to validate their quick reaction force capabilities with some help from European-based Soldiers assigned to the Joint Multi-National Readiness Center.

  • Undersecretary of Defense for Policy provides policy preview to TRADOC senior leaders

    Mar 17, 2009

    The national security inheritance and key challenges that the new administration and the military face in the future were key themes of a top Defense Department official at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's senior leader conference in Williamsburg, Va.

  • Casey pins awards on Fort Campbell Soldiers

    Mar 17, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., U.S. Army chief of staff, awarded medals to seven 101st Airborne Division Soldiers during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., March 16. Four of the seven award recipients received Silver Stars.

  • Chief of Staff meet NCOs, spouses on Fort Campbell

    Mar 17, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and wife, Sheila, met with leaders, Soldiers and military spouses during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky., March 16. Since becoming Chief of Staff of the Army, Casey and his wife have used his position to address the concerns of spouses throughout the Army.

  • Military medical experts hope to dispel myths, advance treatment for mild traumatic brain injury

    Mar 17, 2009

    Get a good night's sleep. That is a seemingly simple, yet sometimes complicated, goal and advice from medical professionals as part of a reintegration program for redeploying Soldiers who might have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

  • U.S. training efforts build self-sufficiency in Iraq

    Mar 17, 2009

    U.S. forces in Iraq are equipping Iraqis with the skills they need to assume a greater role in their nation's security. An integral part of that process is training, and U.S. forces are arming themselves with knowledge so they, in turn, can help outfit Iraqis with the tools required to move toward self-sufficiency.

  • Sailor-turned-sergeant, 48 going on 32, inspires other Soldiers to 'do anything you set your mi

    Mar 17, 2009

    If you're wondering how it would feel to be young again, ask Staff Sgt. Cynthia D. Mills, who is 48 going on 32...or even younger. Mills enlisted in the Army in 2006 as an intelligence analyst with 1st Armored Division after a life-changing makeover reinvigorated her zest for life.

  • Caring for veterans is matter of American honor, Obama says

    Mar 17, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Caring for veterans is a responsibility and duty for all Americans, and the employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are those who are charged with repaying "that debt of honor," President Barack Obama said during a ceremony here marking the department's 20th anniversary today.

  • Army cooks aim for speed, flavor, skill in culinary competition

    Mar 16, 2009

    Like a scene from "Iron Chef" or perhaps "Hell's Kitchen," Soldiers in whites scrambled against the clock to prepare meals for patrons they knew would eat only a bite before waving it away.

  • TBI Center: Blows to the head an injury, not a mental illness

    Mar 16, 2009

    Working in a combat zone while in theater can sometimes lead to events that cause Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. A roadside explosion or a hard fall are two of the most common incidents that cause injury to the brain.

  • Iron Shield mission forges Army, Navy bond

    Mar 16, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - It's late at night, and while some coalition forces and civilian personnel continue to work, most of the Victory Base Complex (VBC) population is relaxing in their housing units getting ready for the next day's activities.

  • Troops in Iraq get 'Sex Signals' training

    Mar 16, 2009

    "Sex Signals" players visited Camp Victory, Iraq, March 11 to discuss dating, sex and acquaintance rape with servicemembers in an effort to prevent sexual assaults.

  • GAO report mischaracterizes Army efforts on FCS

    Mar 16, 2009

    Army leaders question the findings in a report released March 12 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office concerning the service's Future Combat Systems.

  • U.S. forces perform dual role in securing, developing Iraq

    Mar 16, 2009

    U.S. forces in Iraq increasingly are working on civil affairs projects to develop the country, while continuing to provide security so that progress can happen throughout.

  • Replacement uniform program sustains deployed Soldiers

    Mar 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD- In a combat zone, Soldier's uniforms are subject to more than the normal wear and tear. Due to the nature of Soldier's missions, uniforms may become torn, the soles of boots worn down and protective eyewear can break. To help Soldiers replace unserviceable uniforms, the Army has implemented a web-based program within the last four years specifically for Soldiers deployed to combat zones.

  • Soldiers' efforts see success in former insurgent stronghold

    Mar 14, 2009

    MOSUL, Iraq - Mosul has often been referred to as the last haven of insurgent activity in Iraq, but lately the city has had fewer doors bashed in and more tender loving care.

  • Well-funded programs give Soldiers economic cover

    Mar 13, 2009

    Soldiers who've had trouble weathering recent economic storms can look to various Army programs for help.

  • Sustainment Soldiers prepare for Afghan build-up

    Mar 13, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command unfurled its colors in a ceremony here, March 5, 2009.

  • New task force to focus on protective gear

    Mar 13, 2009

    A new Army task force is focused on ensuring continuity and synchronization across the procurement process for Soldier protective gear.

  • Warfighters' Forums: a new era in Army collaboration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Taking advantage of today's technological advances was one of the initiatives that led to the inception of the Army's Warfighters' Forums. Now, Web-based, information-sharing collaborative forums are becoming an integral tool for Army commanders at all echelons.

  • NASCAR star brings Vietnam vet 'full circle'

    Mar 13, 2009

    Retired Master Sgt. Ed Brodey's military and racing life came full circle when he met NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon at Daytona International Speedway prior to the 51st running of the Daytona 500.

  • Obama considers deploying National Guard to U.S.-Mexico border

    Mar 13, 2009

    WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama considers deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to control escalating violence, Arizona's governor has requested about 250 more National Guard troops on its border with Mexico, and the Texas governor is considering a similar action.

  • First Lady visits Fort Bragg, vows support for military families

    Mar 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to Soldiers and family members at Fort Bragg in what was her first tour outside the White House.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • Medicine rewired at detainee combat hospital

    Mar 12, 2009

    Checkpoints, concertina wire and guard towers canvas the horizon at the largest internment facility in Iraq, but some spirits have been lifted by three miles of newly entrenched fiber-optic cable.

  • Brain injuries: doctor battles stigma

    Mar 12, 2009

    Maj. Shawna Scully, the Army's senior neurologist in Europe, has been fighting for three years against the dynamics of Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • New Electronic Warfare courses to be taught at Fort Sill

    Mar 12, 2009

    Immediate openings are available for the Army's premier training courses in Electronic Warfare, to be conducted at Fort Sill, Okla., for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel.

  • Remembrance ceremony honors fallen military medics

    Mar 12, 2009

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Beneath the rows of simple white headstones evenly spaced beneath a dull and cloudy mid-March sky, the stories of those who rest at Arlington National Cemetery here Wednesday are anything but ordinary.

  • Corporal: Stepping into the world of NCOs

    Mar 12, 2009

    The noncommissioned officers' corps is known as the "backbone of the Army." To be an NCO is a time-honored position that indicates that a Soldier is ready to take on the responsibility of training and caring for Soldiers. This leadership role can begin with the rank of corporal.

  • Special Ops medical troops help sick Afghan baby

    Mar 11, 2009

    Afghan baby boy Ramazan was hanging on by a thread when he was brought by his father to a Special Operations Forces clinic in the Shindand district, Herat province.

  • Army issues St. Patrick's Day safety message

    Mar 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in efforts to help keep roads safe this St. Patrick's Day by encouraging Soldiers, civilians and their family members to drink responsibly and designate a sober driver before heading to the local festivities or pub.

  • 'Longknife' spouses earn their spurs

    Mar 11, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Christine Tharp saw her husband talk about getting his cavalry spurs, she knew she wanted the opportunity to earn them as well.

  • 'Wheel Depot' Rolls Out First Rebuilt Humvee

    Mar 11, 2009

  • Growing threat of ballistic missiles drives agency's efforts

    Mar 11, 2009

    The growing threat of ballistic missile proliferation around the world is a concern not only of military leaders but also of President Obama's administration, said the new director of the Missile Defense Agency.

  • Army now offering 'rock star' duty

    Mar 11, 2009

    Army Entertainment Division wants to send a band on the road to entertain deployed troops - as soon as Soldier-musicians are ready to step onto the stage.

  • Web site updates, helps Veterans after deployment

    Mar 11, 2009

    Since launching Aug. 5, 2008, a Web site featuring resources to help Soldiers returning from deployment has grown to provide more information for servicemembers returning from deployment - as well as for their families.

  • Reconciliation with Taliban worth trying, Biden says

    Mar 11, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Though reconciliation with the Taliban is worth exploring, decisions in that regard should be left to Afghanistan's people and government, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Teaching the art of war

    Mar 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Not long after the announcement that American forces would end their combat mission in Iraq in August of 2010, Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers returned to training the troops who will remain on the streets of Baghdad long after the departure of Coalition Soldiers.

  • Largest school in Mahmudiyah re-opens

    Mar 10, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers from 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, joined their Iraqi Army partners from the 2nd Battalion, 25th Brigade, 17th Iraqi Army Division, for the re-opening ceremony of the Althaira school in the village of Althaira, Mahmudiyah Qada, March 8.

  • Immersive technology melds Hollywood, warrior training

    Mar 10, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- Training technology development in California has demonstrated the possibility of having Soldiers walk through virtual environments that contain both real-world objects and simulated characters.

  • 'Key Resolve' begins in Korea

    Mar 10, 2009

    Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2009 began Monday and will continue through March 20 across the Republic of Korea.

  • A first, last flight for Apache pilot

    Mar 10, 2009

    Three flight schools. More than 150 combat missions. An estimated 4,000 career flight hours; 700 of those in combat. Number of hours logged flying a CH-47 Chinook: 0.