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  • Army couple reaffirms commitment to serve

    Apr 15, 2009

    Spc. Bradley Tollberg, a scout in the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and his wife, Spc. Sadie Tollberg, the nuclear, biological and chemical clerk for Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, reenlisted together in front of the 3rd HBCT's Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial on Fort Benning, April 9.

  • WMD task force trains with Koreans in 'Key Resolve'

    Apr 15, 2009

    The Combined Joint Task Force for the Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction helped reinforce the strategic United States-Republic of Korea relationship during the annual combined training event, Key Resolve, March 9-19.

  • Leaders look at environmental stewardship

    Apr 15, 2009

    With Earth Day approaching, federal officials and Army leaders examined both the past and future of environmental protection during a visit to Fort Meade April 14.

  • Day of the Sniper: 'Million dollar' shot clears road in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2009

    The four man sniper team hardly dared to breathe. For two days and nights they had waited for the right situation, and it was finally here. To Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire it seemed that all his prior experience had prepared him for this moment.

  • Ceremony recognizes military working dog's contributions, achievements

    Apr 15, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Military working dog teams from throughout Victory Base Complex came out April 13 for a ceremony at the division chapel to honor one of their own.

  • U.S., French, Afghan forces team up to bring aid to Afghan villages

    Apr 15, 2009

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. forces participated with French and Afghan forces recently in three days of humanitarian missions to bring medical treatment and necessary supplies to residents of isolated villages here.

  • Gates aims to speed delivery of helicopter pilots, crews

    Apr 15, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today stopped here to find out how fast the home of Army aviation could expand training operations. His visit came on the heels of his announcement that the proposed fiscal year 2010 defense budget would earmark $500 million to speed the delivery of helicopter pilots and crews to the battlefield.

  • Medal of Honor recipients visit Soldiers in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Presented by the President of the United States, the Medal of Honor is the highest and most distinguished award given to U.S. servicemembers for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty."

  • Strength of Army families praised as 'Old Hickory' departs for Iraq

    Apr 14, 2009

    Soldiers and Army Families from the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, composed of National Guardsmen drawn from North Carolina, West Virginia, and Colorado, participated in a departure ceremony marking the beginning of the units second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Man's best friend wags tail to security in Mosul

    Apr 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 351st Military Police Company hosted a military working dog demonstration for their Iraqi counterparts recently to prepare the Iraqi troops to potentially handle military working dogs in the future.

  • Technology keeps deployed Soldiers, families connected

    Apr 14, 2009

    From Contingency Operating Base Speicher in north-central Iraq, Lt. Col. James Baker watched as his wife Amanda gave birth to their son, Jesse James Baker, in a hospital room in Orlando, Fla.

  • Army families roll eggs at White House

    Apr 14, 2009

    More than a thousand military children and their parents participated in Monday's Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

  • Joint effort brings reliable power to Iraqi citizens

    Apr 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Not long after arriving in Iraq and settling into their battle space, the Soldiers of the 2nd "Paxton" Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 2nd Heavy "Dagger" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Multi National Division - Baghdad, picked up where their predecessors left off with numerous projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the citizens of the Abu Ghraib district west of Baghdad.

  • U.S. forces add farm supplies to Iraqi aid missions

    Apr 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON - As the planting season gets under way in Iraq, U.S. forces there are adding agriculture supplies to regular humanitarian outreach efforts they conduct with Iraqi forces.

  • Athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Repeat after me," said Special Olympics athlete Kimo Costa. "Let me win."

  • Integrated Technology Demo to be largest of its kind

    Apr 13, 2009

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Fort Dix, N.J., March 31-April 2, to finalize plans for an Army-sponsored integrated technology event.

  • Simulators always valuable in military training

    Apr 13, 2009

    Video games have been popular since the 1970's and the U.S. military has tried to capitalize on this trend by creating a training program for their military members after realizing the gamer culture has become ingrained into this and future generations of citizens.

  • Chaplains deliver Easter message to remote Afghanistan bases

    Apr 13, 2009

    The religious support team for Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan ministered to troops April 8 and 9 on multiple austere forward operating bases as part of the joint-service mission Easter Contingency Operations to provide religious support in Southeast Afghanistan.

  • Convoy training develops Iraqi army unit's skills

    Apr 13, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Threats to Soldiers come in all shapes and sizes on the streets and roadways of Iraq.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program marks 5 years of support to severely wounded Soldiers, their families

    Apr 13, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" Just over 4,000 severely wounded Soldiers from the Global War on Terrorism and their families rely on the long-term support of their own Advocate. Someone who understands their needs, addresses their concerns, and supports their goals for as long as it takes.

  • 'Sex Signals' -- Duo uses comedy to address serious issue of sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2009

    'Make sure the person you're planning to have sex with wants to have sex with you' was the main advice given to Soldiers March 25 during Sexual Assault Awareness training.

  • Soldiers bring laughter, education to local Iraqi schools

    Apr 12, 2009

    Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Military Operations team visited Al Soonobar School in Dhi Qar Province recently, as part of an ongoing effort to read to school children, foster good will and hand out school supplies.

  • NCO publishes poetry book 'From Within' while deployed

    Apr 12, 2009

    Sgt. JoAnna Menzie Davis, the NCOIC of awards for the 16th Sustainment Brigade, set some personal goals during her deployment here - one of which included publishing a book of poetry.

  • British and American Soldiers partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    Apr 11, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts.

  • An obstacle no more

    Apr 10, 2009

    Sometimes the best way to overcome an obstacle is to eliminate it altogether. That was the motivation for the 38th Engineer Company last week as they blasted holes in concrete walls during a rare company-sized concrete breach familiarization exercise at Fort Lewis.

  • Quick-thinking Fort Lewis Soldier saves young girl

    Apr 10, 2009

    Military heroes these days are mostly associated with performing extraordinary feats in combat. But one Fort Lewis Soldier earned the title, along with an Army Commendation Medal, by reacting to a crisis while driving home at the end of a typical duty day.

  • Army releases March suicide data

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Army released suicide data for March April 10, reporting 13 potential suicides during the month. All 13 cases are currently under investigation to confirm the cause of death.

  • Guard officer hopes to make a difference in Africa

    Apr 10, 2009

    For U.S. Africa Command's new deputy director of operations and logistics, the words "I can't do it" won't cut it.

  • RFI equips 200,000 deploying troops

    Apr 10, 2009

    Col. Patricia Ryan expected an uphill climb last spring when, as a lieutenant colonel, she volunteered to deploy to Kuwait to oversee the Rapid Fielding Initiative's staging and fielding facility operations in Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • U.S. forces continue to transfer responsibilities to Iraqis

    Apr 10, 2009

    American forces in Iraq continue to transfer more responsibilities to the Iraqi government and their security forces as part of the security agreement that went into effect on Jan. 1, a Multinational Force Iraq general said Wednesday.

  • Obama announces joint virtual lifetime electronic record

    Apr 10, 2009

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday to create a joint virtual lifetime electronic record that will improve care and services to transitioning veterans by smoothing the flow of medical records between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments.

  • Month of the Military Child: Teens have impact on future Army policies

    Apr 10, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - The Army is a machine made up of many parts run by the highest officials in Washington. Funding a program takes an act of Congress; deploying Soldiers, an act of the President. But at the USAG Benelux, a 13-year-old boy is influencing decision makers on issues that could impact the Department of Defense.

  • 'Second lady' attends Fort Bragg homecoming, highlights military families

    Apr 10, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, attended the welcome home ceremony for the 18th Airborne Corps Wednesday at Fort Bragg, N.C. She has made issues concerning military families one of her top priorities.

  • Full-spectrum capability key for III Corps

    Apr 9, 2009

    The commanding general of III Corps said that it was essential for Soldiers to be trained and ready to operate not only in counterinsurgency operations, but also in high-intensity combat operations.

  • Guard program helps countries gain NATO membership

    Apr 9, 2009

    A National Guard program has contributed to the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which grew by two more countries April 1.

  • Army Ten-Miler sells out in record six days

    Apr 9, 2009

    The 25th Army Ten-Miler sold out in a record six days, shattering the 21-day record sell-out established last year.

  • CSA emphasizes Army 'Year of the NCO'

    Apr 9, 2009

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - No one on Fort Lewis should be unclear about this year's Army theme, "Year of the NCO," thanks to a recent visit by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., who spent a day filled with meetings driving home the importance of appreciating the noncommissioned officers of the force.

  • Vice president welcomes XVIII Airborne Corps back from Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, joined 1,200 Fort Bragg Soldiers and several hundred spectators to welcome the XVIII Airborne Corps back to Fort Bragg, N.C., Wednesday.

  • Army's top nurse named USO Woman of Year

    Apr 8, 2009

    The USO of Metropolitan New York hosted its 43rd annual Woman of the Year luncheon Tuesday, honoring exceptional women who have distinguished themselves through tireless commitment and dedication to service.

  • Officials break ground on Defense Media Activity headquarters

    Apr 8, 2009

    With shovels in hand under a brilliant sunlit sky, federal, state and county officials, along with business and military personnel, broke ground on the Defense Media Activity's new headquarters and production building April 8 on Fort Meade.

  • Congressional staffers, Soldiers mingle on firing range

    Apr 8, 2009

    Congressional staffers got a chance, April 8, to interact with Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and fire one of the most common Soldier weapons in the Army, the M-4 carbine.

  • SHARP: Soldiers must keep other Soldiers safe from assault

    Apr 8, 2009

    Every Soldier is responsible for stopping sexual harassment and assault, the director of the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program said in an interview Tuesday at the second SHARP summit in eight months.

  • U.S. Army North helps put hurricane plans to the test

    Apr 8, 2009

    A step-by-step hurricane response drill this month will allow a host of state and federal agencies to test their disaster contingency plans before the June 1 start of hurricane season. More than 150 planners and consequence managers will assemble at Fort Belvoir April 14-15 for what has become an annual exercise before the start of hurricane season.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • The end of an era: Hohenfels trains last Huey pilots

    Apr 8, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Four Army aviators training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, this March marked the beginning of the end for an aircraft that has been one of the most recognizable faces of Army aviation for half a century.

  • Obama praises troops during surprise visit to Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    In a surprise visit to Iraq today, President Barack Obama declared to troops in Baghdad that now is the time for Iraqis "to take responsibility for their country."

  • First Swing program inspires wounded warriors to retain active lifestyle

    Apr 7, 2009

    Six summers ago, Sgt. Roy Mitchell was a 2-handicap golfer who earned a tryout for the All-Army Golf Team.

  • Army offers practical, career-related student experience programs

    Apr 7, 2009

    Like most college students, the thought of an internship where he collated copies and fetched coffee was enough to make Michael Zalewski want to explode -- or at least vent. But thanks to a series of student experience programs sponsored by the Department of Defense, he gained pragmatic engineering experience doing both: exploding and venting.

  • Army unveils diversity policy at West Point conference

    Apr 7, 2009

    Army diversity policy was unveiled last week at the U.S. Military Academy and West Point Association of Graduates' 10th annual Diversity Leadership Conference, April 2-4.

  • 'Reach Out and Read' now reaches military families

    Apr 7, 2009

    Through Reach Out and Read's Military Initiative, doctors and nurses at 20 military hospitals, including one in Germany, will soon receive training on how to promote early literacy for children, and free books to be handed out to parents with young children - ages six months through five years - when visiting well-baby or well-child clinics.

  • Fort Lewis-based Soldiers take reigns of Multinational Corps Iraq

    Apr 7, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. took the reins from Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III as the Multinational Corps Iraq commanding general in a transfer of authority ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps wraps up longest deployment in unit history

    Apr 7, 2009

    Over the past two weeks, about 900 Soldiers from Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps returned home from Iraq, ending the corps' longest deployment.

  • Gates says people take top priority in budget decisions

    Apr 7, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Personnel needs are at the heart of his proposal to reshape the priorities of America's defense establishment, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.

  • Army launches 2nd Sexual Assault Prevention Summit

    Apr 6, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren launched the second I. A.M. (Intervene, Act, Motivate) Strong Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Prevention Summit in Arlington, Va., telling the audience of Soldiers and civilians that the Army would become nations "gold standard when it comes to sexual assault investigation and prosecution."

  • Family member wins international environmental art contest

    Apr 6, 2009

    HONOLULU - The color blue often equates to the ocean. Different shades of this simple color can stimulate thoughts of different times of the day. Aqua blue appears as the morning sun reflects off the water; then pale blue emerges as the sun slips beyond the horizon, while midnight blue settles within the depth of the underwater world.

  • Army aims to reduce greenhouse gases, 'carbon bootprint'

    Apr 6, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The Army has embarked on a service-wide effort to measure its "carbon bootprint," with the aim of reducing the effect it has on the environment while at the same time optimizing its use of fossil fuels.

  • North Dakota flood operations continue as Georgia drenched

    Apr 6, 2009

    Flood operations continue in North Dakota, while missions in Minnesota and Louisiana have wrapped up and Georgia monitors the situation after heavy rains over the weekend.

  • Commentary: What does sexual assault cost'

    Apr 6, 2009

    Most rape victims are too embarrassed to report their assault to the proper agencies because they know their perpetrator and are worried about repercussions.

  • MND-South headquarters nears completion in Basra

    Apr 6, 2009

    Soldiers have worked around the clock to complete construction on the new $26-million Multi-National Division-South headquarters in Basra that will host the 10th Mountain Division for the remainder of its tour in Iraq.

  • Junior leaders get certified at Korea's 'Warrior Base'

    Apr 6, 2009

    Receiving proper training is crucial to officers in the U.S. Army as they will be expected to prepare their Soldiers for combat. That's why a group of Lieutenants recently went through the Leader Certification Program at Warrior Base in Korea.

  • VA secretary expects big impact from post-9/11 GI Bill

    Apr 4, 2009

    All systems are on track for this summer's rollout of the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, which Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said he expects to have as monumental an impact as the original World War II-era GI Bill of Rights.

  • Soldier provides mentorship to youth, meets president during D.C. duty

    Apr 3, 2009

    A Fort Monroe captain was among the 17 military officers who participated in the 47th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C., recently.

  • Study aims to identify IED detection experts

    Apr 3, 2009

    Some Soldiers seem to have a sixth sense at being able to spot improvised explosive devices, researchers found, while others were unable to see the deadly IEDs hidden in brush or buried in the middle of a road.

  • Commentary: Army's 'backbone' provides its life blood

    Apr 3, 2009

    A commentary by a student in the Intermediate Level Education course at the Command and General Staff College.

  • Purple Heart recipient says life saved by helmet

    Apr 3, 2009

    A 4th Infantry Division Soldier whose life was saved by his Advanced Combat Helmet received a Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge at Camp Echo, Iraq, March 20.

  • Soldiers sort half-a-million school books for Iraqi children

    Apr 3, 2009

    Soldiers of 325th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, helped bring some excitement to Iraq as they packaged and prepared the first shipment of more than 600,000 'My Arabic Library' books to be delivered to Iraqi schools throughout the Salah ad-Din province, in a combined effort to introduce and establish better learning environments and library systems for Iraqi children.

  • 'ANTS' name reflects asymmetric warfare's evolving nature

    Apr 3, 2009

    When the Army's Improvised Explosives Device-Defeat division officially became the 'ANTS' division, some wondered what prompted the change and how it would affect its mission.

  • North Dakota adjutant general gets 'blogged' down in flood response

    Apr 3, 2009

    The adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard had a teleconference with civilian and military Internet bloggers today to detail the flood response efforts underway in his state.

  • Two Silver Stars awarded to Soldiers after fierce battle in Afghan mountains

    Apr 3, 2009

    During the Battle of Wanat, nine Soldiers were killed and 27 were wounded when an estimated 200 insurgents attacked a vehicle patrol base near the village of Wanat in the Hindu Kush Mountains near the Pakistan border.

  • Soldier awarded Silver Star for actions in Afghanistan

    Apr 3, 2009

    Spc. Aaron Davis, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, received the Silver Star and Purple Heart March 27 at Brooke Army Medical Center for his valor while serving as an infantryman during his deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Casey calls for changes in force support

    Apr 2, 2009

    Fundamental changes within the Army are needed, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said during a visit to Fort Hood today. "We need to do things differently," he said. "We need to provide predictability and resources to Soldiers and their Families."

  • Operation 'Bull Chisel' creates trust, safer neighborhood

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Dogs bark and children play in the trash-littered streets before going to school in a neighborhood in eastern Baghdad just like any other morning. Pungent odors from the street mix with sweet smells of flatbread cooking in wood-fire ovens. Iraqis go about their daily routine but this isn't any ordinary muhalla, or neighborhood.

  • Engineers help 'plant' a better future in Southern Iraq

    Apr 2, 2009

    What was just four months earlier, an empty dirt and gravel lot, today, is another example of success which consists of two greenhouses used for planting vegetables and a fenced-off area for growing trees.

  • Army continues release of detainees in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Twenty-two Iraqi men pledged to their sheiks and family members they would abide by the laws of Iraq at a reconciliation ceremony held at Joint Security Station Doura, March 27. The men had been detained in Coalition forces detention centers for various criminal acts and were released after the ceremony.

  • 'Military Saves' encourages Soldiers to build nest egg

    Apr 2, 2009

    Financial security at home can mean one less distraction from the mission downrange.

  • Chief swears in special-skills recruits

    Apr 2, 2009

    In the center of Times Square, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. swore 32 recruits into the service Wednesday, and half of them enlisted through a new program for non-citizens with special skills.

  • Vice chief visits six posts to address suicide prevention

    Apr 2, 2009

    During the past two weeks, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army, has traveled to six installations to hear from Soldiers, family members and support agencies on what is being done and what the Army should do to help end suicide.

  • Army family conference reveals top five 2009 issues

    Apr 2, 2009

    With 25 years of experience, the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) program has good reason to boast - it's making real changes happen. Celebrating a quarter century of supporting Army families, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) held its annual AFAP conference in Atlanta March 23 through 26. The result was an announcement of the top five voted-on issues for 2009.

  • Sex Signals: focus of sexual assault prevention lecture

    Apr 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Army presented its newest training in Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention with a humorous play, Sex Signals, performed in an interactive atmosphere.

  • 'There's nothing like putting on this uniform and being proud of it'

    Apr 1, 2009

    Army opportunities, chock-full of enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses have paved the way for professional success for tens of thousands of Army recruits and Soldiers over the last several years. For one noncommissioned officer who began her active duty Army journey more than 30 years ago the Army offered another type of opportunity--the chance to show her patriotism and sense of duty to her country during a troubled time.

  • Vice Chief comes to Hood to address suicides, mental health in the ranks

    Apr 1, 2009

    When Vice Chief of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli began an eight-day trip to seven Army installations across the country, his focus was on combating rising suicides in the ranks. After stops at the first few posts, the focus quickly broadened to include the overall mental health of Soldiers and their Families.

  • Colorado governor, companies sign Reserve employer partnership

    Apr 1, 2009

    The first state governor, the city of Denver and nine other Colorado firms joined the Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative March 20.

  • CALL releases handbook to help units save vital info

    Apr 1, 2009

    A new handbook to guide commanders in protecting and preserving vital data, records and historical information has been released by the Center for Army Lessons Learned.

  • Kansas Guard Soldiers conduct "Read Iraq" at Al Habib School

    Apr 1, 2009

    On March 3, two Sustainment Soldiers visited Al Habib School in Muthanna Province as readers with the "Read Iraq," as part of the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Affairs program.

  • Soldiers' bravery, selfless sacrifice honored

    Apr 1, 2009

    The March 27 presentation of two Distinguished Flying Crosses started with a performance by the 82nd Airborne Chorus, but the events leading up to this one day began almost six years ago near Camp Humphreys on the border between North and South Korea.

  • British transfer control in Basra to MND-South

    Apr 1, 2009

    British Maj. Gen. Andy Salmon turned over responsibility for security in Iraq's southern province to U.S. Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, commander of the new Multi-National Division-South, in a ceremony Tuesday at Basra International Airport.

  • Fire safety campaign focuses on awareness, inspections

    Apr 1, 2009

    Increased fire prevention awareness is the goal of a campaign launched March 31 throughout the Installation Management Command. Campaign actions include promoting fire safety and increased inspections. The campaign extends through national Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, and will conclude Oct.31.

  • Combat outpost serves as front line in Afghanistan fight

    Apr 1, 2009

    Next to a small village in Afghanistan's fertile Jalrez Valley, a platoon of U.S. soldiers busy themselves fortifying a fighting position, stringing concertina wire, aiming mortars, and filling lots and lots of sand bags.

  • Military police start first district-level SWAT team in Afghanistan

    Apr 1, 2009

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Being one of the only three military police officers tasked with mentoring Afghan national police in an area larger than the state of Delaware means being creative. For the three Grafenwoehr, Germany, based Soldiers from the 527th MP Company, the idea of establishing the first SWAT-like team made up of Afghan police in Regional Command-East, was too appealing to pass up.

  • Oldest WWII vet embodies spirit of 'Year of the NCO'

    Mar 31, 2009

    Army Secretary Pete Geren commemorated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Year of the NCO and WomenAca,!a,,cs History Month by visiting a 110-year-old World War II veteran and enlisting seven future Soldiers by her side in Milford, Conn., on March 31.

  • A penny saved is a lesson learned

    Mar 31, 2009

    It's almost never a bad idea to kneel down and pick up a penny you find -- just ask Sgt. 1st Class Scott Humphrey and his family who have picked up more than $1,100 in change.

  • All-Army wrestlers seek another national crown in Vegas

    Mar 31, 2009

    The All-Army wrestling team will march into Las Vegas Convention Center in search of its ninth Greco-Roman crown in the past 10 years at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 9-11.

  • Robots reduce risks for paratroopers

    Mar 31, 2009

    Sgt. Patrick Stockwell at Fort Polk's IED Defeat Center believes that robots have saved the lives of thousands of Soldiers and Marines.

  • Paratroopers, Iraqi army soldiers protect main city highway

    Mar 31, 2009

    BAGHDAD- Traffic is common in a city of seven million people. With the lingering threat of roadside bombs at any turn, Paratroopers work daily with their Iraqi counterparts to ensure the people of Baghdad are safe on the highway.

  • Army vice chief addresses suicide rate across Army

    Mar 31, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli stopped at Fort Bragg, N.C., March 25, as part of his eight-day trip to seven installations across the country to take a look at programs in place for suicide prevention.

  • Military, civilian partnerships needed for stability

    Mar 30, 2009

    Re-establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment following conflict is something the Army has done since its beginnings, but something it acknowledges it can no longer do alone.

  • Army fielding Enhanced Night Vision Goggles

    Mar 30, 2009

    Soldiers now have a leap-ahead new tool that will enhance their ability to see in total darkness: the AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle.

  • Six states send troops to flood duty in North Dakota

    Mar 30, 2009

    Governors in six upper Midwestern states have sent more than 2,400 National Guard members and some much-needed equipment to help fight flooding for a second week in North Dakota.

  • Newman charges to 6th-place finish in Martinsville

    Mar 30, 2009

    A second-half surge by the U.S. Army team lifted Ryan Newman to a sixth-place finish in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Army staff director joins 5,300 in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 30, 2009

    Director of the Army Staff Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr. joined more than 5,300 marchers Sunday in the 20th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.