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  • Army preparing to test Future Combat Systems

    Feb 20, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians with the Future Combat Systems program at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are working overtime preparing to put future Army technology to the test.

  • G-1 launches new 'My Army Benefits' site

    Feb 20, 2009

    The Army's G-1 staff launched a redesigned Web site last week that consolidates all Army benefits information at one location and includes calculators that Soldiers can use.

  • Casualty assistance officers say HBO film realistic

    Feb 20, 2009

    "Taking Chance," an emotional Home Box Office movie that will air Saturday evening, starring Kevin Bacon, premiered Thursday at Fort Belvoir for an audience who could personally and professionally relate to the characters portrayed.

  • Commentary - Children's obesity: we're all responsible

    Feb 20, 2009

    American children are getting fat - and no one wants to accept the blame. Maybe it's our parenting that is at fault. Army Family Covenant, Fort Lewis

  • For love of the sport

    Feb 20, 2009

    Sometimes, you don't realize how much you love something until that something is gone.

  • National Guard gears up for 2009 hurricane season

    Feb 20, 2009

    Aca,!A"One team, one fightAca,!A? is the mantra for local, state and federal leaders preparing for a 2009 hurricane season that forecasters say could include nine major storms.

  • Strykers gear up for new mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The Army's Stryker armored vehicle will get its first crack at the resurgent Taliban and terrorist strongholds in Afghanistan this summer when the 2nd Infantry Division's, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team hits the ground there.

  • Paratroopers come to Germany from Fort Bragg to train as forward observers

    Feb 20, 2009

    EINSIEDLERHOF, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Larry Melton says he has come full circle. It has been eight years since he trained with paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, but over the past six weeks Melton has found himself working with airborne-qualified forward observers who flew in from Fort Bragg, N.C., to take advantage of a U.S. Army Europe Joint Multinational Training Command-based course.

  • Energy Summit touts retrofitting

    Feb 19, 2009

    CHICAGO - Do you retrofit' Most people have never been asked that question, and if asked, might conjure up images of an aerobics class, complete with purple leggings, stirrup pants and early 1980s' music.

  • Wisconsin to deploy largest force since WWII

    Feb 19, 2009

    Wisconsin sent off the "Red Arrow" with tears and smiles Feb. 17 in the Wisconsin National Guard's largest operational deployment since World War II.

  • Operation Rising Star lifts Dodson's gospel to new heights

    Feb 19, 2009

    Operation Rising Star lifted Army Family member Joyce Dodson's singing career to new heights during a whirlwind week in Southern California.

  • Army civilian engineer in Balad recognized for service

    Feb 19, 2009

    Project engineer and Army civilian Elizabeth Burg was recently named one of the 2009 "Top Five New Faces in Engineering" for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Her recognition came from her service as a research hydraulic engineer for the Engineering Research and Development Center's Coastal and Hydraulics Lab in Vicksburg, Miss.

  • Robots remove UXO from training ranges in demo

    Feb 19, 2009

    Robotic technologies were used to detect and remove unexploded ordnance from training ranges at Fort Bliss, Texas, Feb. 10 in a demonstration sponsored by the U.S. Army Environmental Command.

  • Louisiana guard pins first black general officer

    Feb 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Four weeks to the day after the inauguration of American's first black president, the Louisiana National Guard promoted its first black officer to the rank of brigadier general.

  • Hawaii Soldiers take part in "Great Aloha Run"

    Feb 18, 2009

    As some 20,000 runners hit the streets for the 2009 Hawaii Telcom Great Aloha Run here at sunrise Monday, more than 2,500 troops, running as the "Sounds of Freedom," demonstrated their cadences and esprit de corps.

  • Financial planner offers tips for tough times

    Feb 18, 2009

    If financial hardships have Army families singing the blues, maybe some advice from certified financial planner June Walbert might change their tune.

  • U.S. Soldiers open road, transfer security in eastern Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2009

    The opening of a seven-mile road in eastern Afghanistan's Konar province is affording critical transportation for residents and allowing coalition forces to transfer some security operations to the Afghanistan government.

  • Army aviation leaders look to future during annual meeting

    Feb 18, 2009

    The face of a young Soldier, a rifle in his hands and the desert at his back, helped Maj. Gen. James Barclay III make his point at Thursday's luncheon meeting with about 500 aviation industry and military representatives during the 35th annual aviation symposium at the Von Braun Center.

  • Distinguished Service Cross awarded for saving lives in Iraq

    Feb 18, 2009

    In front of a standing-room-only crowd of 600 at the National Training Center Friday, Spc. Erik Oropeza became the 21st Soldier to receive the Distinguished Service Cross since the war in Afghanistan and Iraq began.

  • Loss of units in Europe would affect 'partnership capacity'

    Feb 18, 2009

    The scheduled loss of two heavy brigades from U.S. Army European Command could hinder the command's ability to continue building partnerships on the continent.

  • Army, New Jersey schools partner to promote science, math programs

    Feb 18, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two New Jersey Army installations and 26 local school districts have teamed up to help foster scientific and mathematic interests in America's youth.

  • Arizona guardsmen take on NBA stars

    Feb 18, 2009

    Arizona Army and Air National Guardsmen were honored for their combat service Feb. 15 with an opportunity to score against National Basketball Association greats Shaquille O'Neal and David Robinson during the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend.

  • President orders 12,000 Soldiers, Marines to Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2009

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has ordered a Marine expeditionary brigade and an Army Stryker brigade combat team -- totaling 12,000 soldiers and Marines -- to Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander says more troops needed to meet evolving missions

    Feb 18, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More troops will be needed to adapt to U.S. Army Europe's evolving missions, USAREUR Commander Gen. Carter F. Ham told reporters during a Pentagon news conference Feb. 17. The command once comprised some 300,000 Soldiers. Today USAREUR has approximately 42,000 Soldiers in its ranks, and its primary mission is to provide properly trained and equipped forces to support global operations.

  • Yongsan spouses to get employment preference

    Feb 17, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Military spouses and family members will soon find it easier to get a Yongsan job. The Garrison is going to be part of a pilot program to help military spouses maintain government employment.

  • Cobra Gold 09 comes to an end

    Feb 17, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Hundreds of people gathered here to celebrate the end of yet another successful Cobra Gold exercise Feb. 17.

  • NCOs head to Capitol Hill

    Feb 17, 2009

    Senior noncommissioned officers are now eligible to join officers and Army civilians on Capitol Hill in the Army Congressional Fellowship Program and the Army Congressional Orientation Program, the Army's chief of Legislative Liaison said in an interview last week.

  • Episcopal School of Dallas students visit Pentagon

    Feb 17, 2009

    A group of sixth grade students from the Episcopal School of Dallas visited the Pentagon for a tour and special presentations in the Pentagon Auditorium that included Secretary of the Army Honorable Pete Geren Thursday, Feb. 12.

  • Newman struggles in Army debut at Daytona

    Feb 17, 2009

    Misfortune more than rained on Ryan Newman's parade as the defending race champion finished 36th in the Daytona 500 Feb. 15 while making his debut in the No. 39 U.S. Army Racing Chevrolet.

  • Cobra Gold troops assist local orphanage

    Feb 16, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand - As part of Exercise Cobra Gold 09, Singaporean and U.S. servicemembers came together Feb. 14 and 15 to lend a helping hand to a local children's home.

  • Redeploying Soldiers use paintball to blow off steam

    Feb 15, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Paintballs ricocheted off inflatable barriers as 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldiers bobbed and weaved, trying their best to miss paint-filled projectiles.

  • NASCAR driver Newman promotes Army Educational Program

    Feb 14, 2009

    U.S. Army Racing driver Ryan Newman and Purple Heart recipient Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Potter met with about 650 high-school students in a tent adjacent to Daytona International Speedway Friday to discuss the NASCAR Army Educational Program.

  • Kansas Guard partners with Iraqi Trucking company

    Feb 14, 2009

    Kansas National Guardsmen are partnering with a local Iraqi trucking company to help build the Iraqi economy here over the next two years.

  • Citizen Soldiers support U.S. Army Africa

    Feb 13, 2009

    Top officers from both the U.S Army Reserve and the Army National Guard visited the headquarters of U.S. Army Africa to discuss the role of citizen Soldiers in future missions to Africa.

  • Fort Lewis leaders gain insight from former Army chief

    Feb 13, 2009

    Most advice is worth what you pay for it, according to conventional wisdom. But when it comes from a former Army chief of staff, its value, at least to Fort Lewis senior leaders, rises substantially. Gordon R. Sullivan, retired general and president of the Association of the U.S. Army, visited Fort Lewis last week.

  • Post-9/11 G.I. Bill could mean cost-free college for Soldiers, families

    Feb 13, 2009

    A full ride to college is on the way for qualified Soldiers and veterans. The "Post-9/11 Veteran's Education Assistance Act Of 2008," sometimes called the "Post-9/11 G.I. Bill," paves the way for thousands of qualified Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen Marines and military veterans to get a complete four-year degree at no cost to themselves.

  • Noncommissioned officer's career takes a presidential turn

    Feb 13, 2009

    When Staff Sgt. Randy Hubbard joined the Army in 1994, it was to be a tanker. He never imagined his path in the Army would include a trip past the presidential reviewing stand on inauguration day 2009.

  • NCO throws bank robber for loop in Texas

    Feb 13, 2009

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 13, 2009) -- Master Sgt. Donald Murrah probably didn't think he'd have a real exciting day last June when he went to the Wells Fargo Bank in Fort Worth, Texas, to do a routine errand, and instead became instrumental in thwarting a robbery.

  • Agribusiness teams plant seeds for economic growth in Afghanistan

    Feb 13, 2009

    National Guardsmen from seven states have volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan as specialized units with the singular purpose of jump-starting the country's agricultural economy.

  • Year of the NCO: Corporal to Sergeant Major of the Army

    Feb 13, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The "Year of the NCO" was announced on Jan. 5 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Hawaii Soldiers, Thai Marines distribute 37,000 milk cartons to schools, community

    Feb 12, 2009

    Shrieks of laughter greet the formidable Hawaiian as he steps into the large, open classroom filled with small Thai children. He looks as if he wants to give all the children a bear-hug. The kids are excited and laughing, but they are shy and playfully keep their distance in a large ring around him. As he kneels down on one knee, the children finally feel more comfortable and approach the laughing, warm-hearted stranger.

  • Army recruiting on track despite challenges

    Feb 12, 2009

    Despite challenges in recruiting 17-to 24-year-olds, Army leaders said Wednesday the service is on track to meet recruiting goals this year, and will not lower standards to do so.

  • Troop-support group specializes in adaptive clothing

    Feb 12, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- A troop-support group that provides clothing specially adapted for wounded troops recovering in military hospitals, will roll out a new line of garments later this year.

  • 'First Swing' hooks wounded warrior amputee on golf

    Feb 12, 2009

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program track and field Paralympics hopeful Sgt. Jerrod Fields will never forget his first swing at a golf ball.

  • Nation marks 200th birthday of Capt. Abe Lincoln

    Feb 12, 2009

    Feb. 12, 1809, is the birth date of Abraham Lincoln, the man who gets the most votes from historians and political scientists as the greatest U.S. president. Lincoln also served in the Illinois militia during the Black Hawk War.

  • UFC athletes teach Red Cloud Warriors new moves

    Feb 11, 2009

    U.S. ARMY GARRISON RED CLOUD, Korea - Soldiers were treated to learning new fighting skills from the best in the fight entertainment business Feb. 7 in the Red Cloud Physical Fitness Center. Members of the Ultimate Fighting Championship: Jorge Rivera, Krzysztof Soszynski and Mike Whitehead, instructed more than a dozen Soldiers how to use their unique fighting skills during a two-hour session.

  • Army Prep School marks 6-month anniversary

    Feb 11, 2009

    February marks the six-month point for the Army Preparatory School, or APS, at Fort Jackson, S.C., a pilot program that provides future Army recruits with the educational requirements necessary for Army service.

  • First Tomb Badge recipient laid to rest

    Feb 11, 2009

    The first recipient of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification Badge was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, a mere hundred yards south of the tomb he guarded in life.

  • EOD member sets world record in bomb suit

    Feb 11, 2009

    With his Iraqi counterparts cheering, an explosive ordnance disposal team member ran for a Guinness World Record for the fastest mile in a bomb suit Feb. 2.

  • President Obama reaches out to senior NCOs

    Feb 11, 2009

    President Barack Obama met with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and the senior enlisted advisors of other services to hear concerns from a boots-on-the-ground perspective in the Oval Office Jan. 30.

  • Soldiers can now expect to turn in less gear at CIF during PCS moves

    Feb 11, 2009

    All Soldiers can now keep some of their issued organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE) when they change stations.

  • Commentary: What I have learned about the Army

    Feb 11, 2009

    Our Army is the center of gravity for the U.S. military - and this center includes the Guard and Reserves. It is the best and most combat-hardened Army that the nation has ever known - indeed, the world has ever known. And we must do all we can to make sure it stays that way.

  • Rain delays Sarge's quest for 7th NHRA title

    Feb 11, 2009

    An unlikely five days of Southern California rain delayed Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher's quest for a seventh Top Fuel championship in the NHRA Full Throttle Racing Series' season-opening Kragen O'Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals Feb. 5-9.

  • Army Chief of Staff salutes Fayetteville citizens for support of military community

    Feb 11, 2009

    In a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 6, the Chief of Staff of the Army recognized several Fayetteville citizens in a ceremony on the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Memorial Plaza for their outstanding support of the military community and families.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • Army Spouse wins Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER Aca,!" Out of 10,000 entries, Lisa Roman, wife of Capt. Joe Roman, strategic plans officer, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was chosen as the winner of the ultimate dessert recipe during the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Sunday, February 8th.

  • Soldiers learn to survive during Cobra Gold

    Feb 10, 2009

    PHITSANOLUK, Thailand - Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, took part in a survival training class taught by members of the Royal Thai Army Special Forces during Cobra Gold '09. During the course, Soldiers learned various ways to find 'nourishment' which might help keep them alive while in a jungle setting.

  • Army, Air Force leaders meet for latest in series of high-level "Warfighter Talks"

    Feb 10, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz during a break in the annual Army Air Force staff talks being held in the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2009. The intent of the meeting is for the service leaders to collaborate on issues of mutual concern and future implications.

  • Army Guard above end strength, despite missing monthly recruiting goal

    Feb 10, 2009

    The Army National Guard missed its recruiting goal for the month of January, but it remains slightly over its congressionally-mandated end strength of 358,200, an Army Guard official confirmed today.

  • America's Army game sets five Guinness World Records

    Feb 10, 2009

    The America's Army PC game, which lets players explore Soldiering, has been recognized with five records in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition.

  • Panama residents benefit from U.S. Army medical training

    Feb 10, 2009

    As the Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, got underway Feb. 2, a long line of people waited patiently outside a grade school in this small, rural town for their turn to be treated by teams of Panamanian health officials and U.S. Army medical practitioners. Across the school playground, Army animal care specialists administered medicine, vaccine and vitamins to a steady flow of reluctant cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, cattle and horses. Children ranging in all ages ate snow cones and ran around playing tag as their parents looked on in curious anticipation.

  • Robotic experiments part of 'Cobra Gold' in Thailand

    Feb 10, 2009

    This year's Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand, running through Feb. 17, includes robotic operations led by two engineers from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Mullen visits Fort Drum, opens behavioral health clinic, talks Afghanistan troop numbers

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The top U.S. military officer said Monday he doesn't expect the United States to deploy more than about 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, emphasizing the need for the State Department and other U.S. agencies to do their part as well.

  • NCO Academy teaches leadership in virtual environment

    Feb 10, 2009

    Sgt. Eric Anderson's squad is in a tight spot. His convoy has been ambushed by snipers in a small village in Iraq and two of his men are down...His radio is buzzing with chatter...Anderson knows that it's his job to get his squad to safety, but it's not going to be easy...Suddenly everything goes black. "Alright, sergeants. Take your hands off the keyboards and take your headsets off," shouts a senior sergeant, who has suddenly appeared over Anderson's shoulder.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest replaces 'battlefield rush' with high-intensity outdoor activities

    Feb 10, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - If the initial feedback is any indication, Installation Management Command-Europe's high-adventure recreation program is becoming a huge success - even a lifesaver for some of its participants.

  • Army Transforms NCO Corps with New Initiatives

    Feb 10, 2009

    MONS, Belgium -- NCOs at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe are getting the recognition of senior leaders for a second year in a row.

  • ABC reporter: Army has compelling stories

    Feb 9, 2009

    A famed reporter and three-time Emmy Award winner told Pentagon leaders Wednesday that the Army has helped her tell Soldier stories to the world.

  • U.N. peacekeeping training conducted in Thailand

    Feb 9, 2009

    LOP BURI, Thailand - Royal Thai Army forces hosted the United Nations Global Peacekeeping Operation Initiative (GPOI) certification in the jungle here Feb. 6. This year, senior non commissioned officers from the United States certified NCOs from Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore as Observer/Controller/Trainers for the annual GPOI, part of Cobra Gold 09.

  • Female flag officers honor first woman four-star

    Feb 9, 2009

    More than 50 retired and current female general and flag officers attended a lunch in honor of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Saturday, at the Women in Military Service for America memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army's driver set to defend Daytona 500 crown

    Feb 9, 2009

    "Rocketman" Ryan Newman is ready for his Daytona 500 takeoff in the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

  • Cobra Gold '09 Technology Experimentation inspires future operations

    Feb 8, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Medics evacuate a casualty up to a flying helicopter, a robotic ruck-sack with legs carries 400 pounds of equipment through rocky terrain, and miniature unmanned aerial vehicles patrol the ground at night.

  • Army attorney donates $5,000 award to 5th Special Forces Group

    Feb 6, 2009

    Dennis Dean Kirk, an attorney with the head counsel of the Army at the Pentagon was richer by $5,000 yesterday morning for earning a special act award that saved the Army $7.3 million, but by noon he'd given that $5,000 right back to the Secretary of the Army Gift Fund.

  • Olympic dream propels elite Fort Lewis skier

    Feb 6, 2009

    Under ideal circumstances, keeping an Olympic dream alive will test the finest athletes. Try doing it as a well-traveled Army wife and mother of two young daughters. That's the challenge facing Melissa Schwartz of Lacey, Wash., an elite cross country ski racer whose husband, Capt. Eric Schwartz, is with 5th Brigade at Fort Lewis. When she's not attending to the needs of her family, Schwartz heads for the snow.

  • Officer donates WWI hero's artifacts

    Feb 6, 2009

    Artifacts related to the Medal-of-Honor-earning charge of Cpl. Alvin York against a battery of German machine guns were presented Thursday to the Army's Center for Military History at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., and to York's living descendents.

  • Soldiers overcome grueling test of skill to earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Feb 6, 2009

    Statistically, the expert field medical badge is one of the toughest badges a Soldier can earn. With an attrition rate of 84.7 percent in 2008, only the best of the best ever get pinned. After two grueling weeks in the various training areas of Fort Lewis, 32 Soldiers earned the right to wear the EFMB and were awarded it at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Soldiers Field House.

  • Army sending 'I A.M. Strong' kits to battalions

    Feb 6, 2009

    Help is on the way for commanders who are launching sexual harassment and assault prevention programs at the battalion level.

  • Army rededicates Buffalo Soldier display

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Army rededicated a Buffalo Soldier display in the Pentagon Thursday and kicked off its observance of African American History Month.

  • Army creates electronic warfare career field

    Feb 6, 2009

    In January, the Army announced approval for the establishment of a new Electronic Warfare 29-series career field for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel. This investment will give the Army the largest electronic warfare manpower force of all the services.

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer is well underway and NCOs are being honored Army-wide, but Fort Myer Military Community Command Sgt. Maj. Jefferson Varner III wants to ensure that the year-long celebration of enlisted leaders isn't limited to those currently serving.

  • Former SETAF Soldier Earns Soldier's Medal for 2005 Rescue

    Feb 6, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Keith Cade earned the Soldier's Medal - awarded to Soldiers for heroic acts outside of enemy combat - for his efforts, in concert with other rescuers, to save two civilians burning pickup truck.

  • West Point provides HOPE to homeless

    Feb 5, 2009

    It was a cold evening, well below freezing, when 2,000 volunteers stepped out on to the streets of New York City just after midnight to determine how many people in the city are homeless.

  • First Army planning headquarters move to Rock Island

    Feb 5, 2009

    "Make no mistake, First Army will do everything we can to take care of our staff right here in this room as we move, but we will move," said Lt. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, confirming that First Army headquarters will relocate to Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • Soldier testifies to Congress on body armor

    Feb 5, 2009

    During testimony on Capitol Hill regarding force protection programs, Feb. 4, an Army staff sergeant had the opportunity to let members of Congress know about some of the challenges faced by Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Sergeant major of Army testifies on Capitol Hill

    Feb 5, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told Congress Wednesday that childcare and access to healthcare treatment are top concerns of Soldiers and their families.

  • African-American 'firsts' key to Army history

    Feb 5, 2009

    African Americans have a long and distinguished history of service in defense of the nation, and in particular, in service to the U.S. Army.

  • Potential closure of Manas Air Base won't disrupt Afghanistan ops

    Feb 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The United States hopes to continue operations at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan, but would use other means to support troops in Afghanistan if the Kyrgyz government goes through with plans to close it, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today.

  • Sergeant addresses body armor on Capitol Hill

    Feb 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Fred Rowe, currently assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky., stood near Maj. Gen. Robert P. Lennox, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, as he answered questions from members of Congress, Feb. 4, on Capitol Hill. Rowe was given the opportunity to speak during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee joint air and land forces and seapower and expeditionary forces subcommittees. The hearing, attended by officials from both the Army and Marine Corps, addressed the force protection programs of both services. Rowe was hit by weapons fire in Iraq and was protected by the body armor issued to him by the Army.

  • ARNORTH, FEMA host conference on nuclear terrorism

    Feb 4, 2009

    Aca,!A"The greatest danger to the American people is the threat of a terrorist attack with a nuclear weapon,Aca,!A? states the PresidentAca,!a,,cs foreign policy agenda published by the White House Jan. 21. This fact is an everyday reality for the men and women of U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston.

  • 'Cobra Gold' Soldiers, Thai marines build classroom

    Feb 4, 2009

    Soldiers of the Hawaii National Guard's 230th Engineer Company are teaming up with Thai marines to build a classroom facility for a poor, rural district of Thailand in this year's "Cobra Gold" exercise.

  • Guard supporting Special Olympics Winter World Games

    Feb 4, 2009

    About 200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Idaho National Guard are on duty now to prepare for the 2009 Special Olympics Winter World Games being held in Idaho Feb. 7-13.

  • Celebrating Diversity in the Army: African American History Month

    Feb 4, 2009

  • Magazine wants Soldiers' photos

    Feb 4, 2009

    If you have a good picture, "Soldiers Magazine," the Army's official magazine, wants to see it.

  • German infantry school students train for Afghanistan deployment on U.S. Army training area in Schwe

    Feb 4, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Before heading out into the snow-covered fields of Aca,!A"Area M,Aca,!A? the training area just northwest of Schweinfurt, three soldiers from the German Army Infantry School in Hammelburg wrapped their heads in turbans and set out to wreak a little mayhem.

  • New Army programs to be tested in Kaiserslautern

    Feb 4, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germnay -- This is the third town hall meeting for the Kaiserslautern military community. It came about, said U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Commander Lt. Col. Mechelle Hale, because the Army's senior mission commander here, Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command commanding general, wanted to be able to talk with families and hear their concerns.

  • Africa Command holds security assistance planning conference

    Feb 4, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command is planning the Department of Defense's military security assistance programs in Africa for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 during its annual capstone planning event in Garmisch, Germany, Feb. 2-6, 2009.

  • Soldiers key in 'behind the scenes' effort at Cobra Gold

    Feb 3, 2009

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Stepping on stage should be easy for Cobra Gold '09 participants, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army, Pacific, Special Troops Battalion, who are manning the Coalition Task Force/ Joint Task Force Headquarters.

  • Army in DC area raises record $3.25 million for CFC

    Feb 3, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren hosted an Army Combined Federal Campaign National Capital Area victory celebration at the Pentagon Monday, praising staff and contributors alike for raising more than $3.25 million for charity.

  • February focus: African-American citizenship

    Feb 3, 2009

    The theme of this yearAca,!a,,cs African American History Month observance running through February is Aca,!A"Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas.Aca,!A?

  • Profiles of Courage: Medical students overcome tragedy

    Feb 3, 2009

    At the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, or USU, the stories of 2nd Lt. Gilberto Nieves and 2nd Lt. Demara Wright are two of courage spun on the heels of tragedy.