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  • 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.

  • Prosthetics

    Aug 11, 2008

    Advancement of prosthetic technology lets amputees lead a more normal life.

  • Soldier wins Gold, sets new Olympic record

    Aug 11, 2008

    BEIJING (Army News Service, Aug. 12, 2008) -- Spc. Glenn Eller won the Gold Medal in double trap shooting Tuesday, setting an Olympic record with a total score of 190. Eller's teammate, Spc. Jeff Holguin, finished fourth. Both Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit based at Fort Benning, Ga. Eller went into the final round leading by four shots and hit 45 out of 50 targets, to win the first shooting Gold for Team USA in Beijing.

  • Germans, Americans bid USAG Hessen farewell

    Aug 10, 2008

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs difficult to say goodbye, but as they say, life goes on,Aca,!A? said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gerald Moates following the U.S. Army Garrison Hessen closure ceremony here Aug. 7.

  • Army displays 100 technologies at end of 4-month test

    Aug 8, 2008

    Cutting-edge technologies for both land and air missions were viewed at Fort Dix Tuesday at the C4ISR On-the-Move Event 08, culminating four months of high-tech testing.

  • Wounded Warrior to Aim for Gold in Beijing Paralympics

    Aug 8, 2008

    OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 7, 2008 Aca,!" With the worldAca,!a,,cs attention focused on the Olympic Games that open tomorrow in Beijing, a former 3rd Infantry Division soldier severely wounded in Iraq is gearing up to compete in the Paralympic Games that open there Sept. 6.

  • Soldiers Return

    Aug 8, 2008

    The 316th Army Reserve is welcomed home at a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes.

  • Everglades Research

    Aug 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going back to basics with a research project that shows great potential in South Florida.

  • Silver Star recipient says talking helps counter PTSD

    Aug 8, 2008

    Silver Star recipient Staff Sgt. Omar Hernandez said when he returned from his third tour in Iraq last year, he hesitated to seek help because he did not want to be perceived as crazy or weak.

  • 1st Air Cav receives new heavy-lift helos

    Aug 7, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" From the outside, the CH-47F Chinooks donAca,!a,,ct look much different from their predecessors, aside from the new paint job, but making that observation is like judging a book by its cover.

  • Soldiers test FCS equipment in 'culminating' exercise

    Aug 7, 2008

    Soldiers of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fort Bliss, participated in a three-day training exercise at DoAfA+-a Ana Range Complex July 28-30 that tested the experimental technologies of the Army Future Combat Systems.

  • Business Expo showcases improved security in Iraq

    Aug 7, 2008

    Companies in Babil Province displayed their products at a business exposition Sunday in Iskandariyah, Iraq, about 60 miles south of Baghdad.

  • Soldier finishes second in military pentathlon in Turkey

    Aug 7, 2008

    A Nevada Guardsman finished second in an international military pentathlon event in Istanbul, Turkey, July 4-13.

  • Clarity through Blindness

    Aug 7, 2008

    Army Times 2007 Soldier of the Year talks about how being blind has helped him see.

  • Education Expands Options for Wounded Warriors

    Aug 7, 2008

    Sgt. James FordAca,!a,,cs career imploded the moment an improvised explosive device exploded on a roadside in Afghanistan in October 2007. Two out of the six people present were injured, including Ford. The Soldier sustained a right leg fracture, shattered heel and mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Military Aviation

    Aug 7, 2008

    A relic of the past returns to life after 100 years. Dave Annarino tells the tale.

  • Wheelchair Games help mentor, mend Army vet

    Aug 6, 2008

    Tyler Wilson, a 23-year-old Army veteran, experienced his second life-changing event within three years at the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

  • AMC wins two top Army-level safety awards

    Aug 6, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" Thanks to a renewed command emphasis and commitment to safety and occupational health at every level, the U.S. Army Materiel Command has won two significant Army safety awards designed to recognize, promote and motivate success in accident prevention.

  • Free Fallin'

    Aug 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Female Parachute Team takes the Silver Medal in Slovakia Competition. They now head to Italy for the 2008 Euro Cup.

  • Darmstadt garrison bids Germany farewell

    Aug 6, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" With a lump in the throat and the gift of an American flag to this cityAca,!a,,cs lord mayor, U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt officially ended six decades of service at its inactivation ceremony Aug. 5.

  • Toads and Bats

    Aug 6, 2008

    Hohenfels, Germany boasts some of the largest populations of threatened animals in all of Bavaria.

  • President visits Korea, thanks troops

    Aug 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of KoreaAca,!" President George W. Bush spoke to a full-capacity crowd of servicemembers, families and civilian employees here at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Collier Field House, Aug. 6.

  • Lt. Gen. Chiarelli Promotion

    Aug 5, 2008

    Pentagon promotion ceremony honoring Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, incoming Army Vice Chief of Staff.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Hood, 1st Cav. Div. Soldiers

    Aug 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs senior-most noncommissioned officer recently took the opportunity to meet with 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers.

  • Your Money

    Aug 5, 2008

    Financial Planner Practitioner talks about investing.

  • Butterfly Tour

    Aug 5, 2008

    A rare insect finds refuge within the fence line of a military installation.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • Army opens Prep School at Fort Jackson

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., opened its doors Monday morning to begin offering help to young men and women who fall short on the education needed to join the service.

  • Army begins uniform modification program for wounded warriors

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently began a new program that offers uniform modifications Aca,!" at no cost to wounded Soldiers Aca,!" through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Sixteen Soldiers set to bolster Team USA at Olympic Games in Beijing

    Aug 4, 2008

    Sixteen members of the U.S. Army family will compete, coach or serve as training partners for Team USA at the 29th Olympic Games Aug. 8-24 in Beijing.

  • Army fields first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Ga.

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