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  • 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.

  • U.S., Korean troops train to rescue downed aviators

    Mar 10, 2009

    Joint-combined downed aviator training Feb. 18-19 involved the Republic of Korea's 21st Infantry Division and U.S. troops working together on combat search and rescue, or CSAR capabilities.

  • Army Reserve Iraq role to continue despite Afghanistan mission, General says

    Mar 10, 2009

    WASHINGTON - As the Army Reserve prepares to deploy more troops to Afghanistan, its top officer said he anticipates no decrease, at least in the near term, in the need for Army reservists in Iraq.

  • Clearing the Tangi: Task Force in Afghanistan takes troubled valley

    Mar 10, 2009

    Flexing for the first time the massive military muscle now deployed to this area, coalition forces cleared one of its most troubled insurgent hotspots, sending a forceful message to insurgent fighters here that the coalition will go wherever, whenever it wants.

  • 1st Armored Division Soldiers receive medals for valor in Iraq

    Mar 10, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Two Soldiers from 1st Armored Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team were awarded the Army Commendation Medals with "V" device for valor during an award ceremony here Feb. 6.

  • 25th CAB improves Pohakuloa Training Area

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade recently invested about $1.5 million and thousands of man hours to complete a series of range improvement projects at Pohakuloa Training Area in Hawaii.

  • Army's top medic visits 'Lifeline' crew in Iraq

    Mar 9, 2009

    With top leaders in the U.S. Army naming 2009 as the "Year of the Noncommissioned Officer," the Army's senior medic flew from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to Camp Liberty to meet with Multi-National Division-Baghdad's Army Medical Corps enlisted leaders and Soldiers.

  • Iraqi Commandos train with 1st Cavalry in Maysan

    Mar 9, 2009

    Another chapter on operations in southern Iraq was written as Iraqi Soldiers honed their combat edge with the "Black Dragons" of 1st Cavalry Division during a three-day training mission in the Maysan Province.

  • Social Security expedites disability applications for America's 'Wounded Warriors'

    Mar 9, 2009

    A website describing social security benefits for wounded warriors

  • Engineer project trains Soldiers for combat, improves training area - and helps frogs

    Mar 9, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany (Mar, 06, 2009) -- Helping frogs here is helping train Soldiers for combat. In an effort to improve part of a nearby training area dubbed Area Mike, the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Directorate of Public Works partnered with the 500th Engineer Horizontal Company of the 15th Engineer Battalion, which arrived to Schweinfurt in 2008. "This is coordination between the troops and DPW, and coordination between the U.S. Army and the host nation. It's an overall stewardship supporting the environment and training," said Lothar Rueckert, chief of DPW's environmental division.

  • Prepare for troop reduction: Iraqis discuss training, equipment

    Mar 8, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As security stabilizes, the Iraqi Army engineers are asking questions that only a year ago seemed far from anyone's thoughts.

  • Poor economy, re-up rates prompt changes in retention

    Mar 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - At a time where our economy back home is ailing, the Army is having unprecedented success at retaining its Soldiers; especially in view of the new, flexible GI Bill and the job security that military service holds.

  • Iraqis invest in future at Balad economic seminar

    Mar 7, 2009

    Coalition forces and members of the Balad Provincial Reconstruction Team hosted the first Iraqi banking and finance conference here for Iraqi business investors, future entrepreneurs and local government leaders Tuesday.

  • New management welcomed for single Soldier barracks

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army Hawaii welcomed a new concept in barracks management with a First Sergeants Barracks Initiative (FSBI) ceremony, here, Feb. 27.

  • First female 4-star credits diversity for strength of Army

    Mar 6, 2009

    Diversity is one of the strengths of the Army, and as an organization, it is one of the best at leveraging that diversity, said the service's first four-star female general.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Army seeks to include Families of Soliders in suicide prevention programs

    Mar 6, 2009

    Considered an ongoing battle to decrease the Army's suicide rates, commanders are reaching out to Soldiers' Families to participate in available suicide prevention programs. Available at each unit, the Family Readiness Group (FRG) assists the commander in monitoring the stress level of Families and Soldiers throughout the deployment cycle.

  • Chain teaching to follow Army 'stand down' for suicide prevention

    Mar 6, 2009

    Army-wide "stand down" for suicide-prevention training continues through March 15 and it will be followed by chain teaching that must be completed by July 15.

  • Army stands up task force to prevent suicides

    Mar 6, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Colleen McGuire has been selected to head up a new task force to prevent suicides in the Army.

  • Army North element teaches others while rehearsing critical skills

    Mar 6, 2009

    Members of a U.S. Army North element recently found themselves in a unique position - serving as both teachers and students during a weeklong exercise in Norfolk, Va.

  • SMA visits servicemembers, kicks off 'Year of the NCO' in Europe

    Mar 6, 2009

    The 13th Sergeant Major of the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, spoke to servicemembers from across Germany, March 4, at Rhine Ordnance Barracks as the Army's highest ranking noncommissioned officer helped kick off the 'Year of the NCO' in Europe.

  • Commentary: NCOs - making Soldiers the best they can be

    Mar 5, 2009

    I have a lot of memories about my interactions with noncommissioned officers. Heck, I was one for 22 years. But nothing holds a more visceral memory than the twin thoughts of NCOs and PT. I can't think of an area NCOs play a more central role in than keeping Soldiers physically ready to do their jobs. I am sure that every Soldier carries memories similar to mine.

  • Commentary: Are we promoting them too young'

    Mar 5, 2009

    Over the past three months I've attended countless professional development seminars, symposiums, socials and a handful of conferences at which someone invariably states that we're promoting our young enlisted to the rank of Sergeant entirely too early in their career. So my question is: are we really'

  • America's best amateurs test Army World Class Athlete Program boxers

    Mar 5, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - It was billed as a chance for members of the World Class Athlete Program boxing team to learn about top-flight competition it will face in the coming year, and it lived up to its billing.

  • SMA visits Fort McPherson for 'Year of NCO' event

    Mar 5, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston met with Soldiers at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, Ga., Feb. 27, as part of a Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.

  • Fort Carson WTU Soldier drafts alternate energy proposal

    Mar 5, 2009

    While recuperating from wounds recieved in Iraq, a Fort Carson Soldier put his U.S. Military Academy training to use to come up with ideas for alternative energy sources.

  • Rocket munitions don't make good souvenirs

    Mar 5, 2009

    A rocket motor nozzle assembly discovered in an empty employee cubicle launched a scenario of safety measures on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on Feb. 25 that resulted in lost employee productivity and new concerns over unexploded ordnance.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • Most Soldiers with traumatic brain injury heal

    Mar 4, 2009

    Mild traumatic brain injury, also known as a concussion, affects from 10 to 20 percent of service members returning from combat deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • AFRICOM Commander: Army's diversity example for partner nations

    Mar 4, 2009

    Gen. William "Kip" Ward became the first commander of U.S. Africa Command -- one of six unified geographic commands within the Department of Defense -- on Oct. 1, 2007. He was promoted as the fifth and currently the only serving African-American four-star general on May 26, 2006.

  • Wounded Soldiers, shelter dogs help each other

    Mar 4, 2009

    ItAca,!a,,cs a win-win situation for wounded and sick Soldiers recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and homeless dogs waiting for adoption at the Washington Humane Society.

  • Guard, NORTHCOM partner to defend homeland

    Mar 4, 2009

    Almost at every stop that I made, members of Congress asked me, 'So, how's your relationship with the National Guard''" said Gen. Gene Renuart, who commands U.S. Northern Command.

  • NCOs and community leaders recognized at Winter AUSA Symposium

    Mar 4, 2009

    Three NCOs and three south Florida community leaders were honored at the Association of the United States Army winter symposium. The commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Martin Dempsey presided over the ceremony with his senior enlisted advisor Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner.

  • Army publishes first Reserve Retirement Guide

    Mar 4, 2009

    The Army has created a Retirement Guide just for Army Reserve Soldiers and their families.

  • Returning a neighborhood: Transfer highlights security improvements

    Mar 4, 2009

    BAGHDAD - As per a recently signed security agreement, Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers and Iraqi Security Forces made another necessary step toward total Iraqi control in securing northwest Baghdad.

  • Task force seeks impressions of response from sexual assault victims

    Mar 4, 2009

    The Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services is interested in talking with victims of sexual assault worldwide to gain understanding about their experience with the military's response to the incident.

  • Guard ends New Orleans mission, focuses on wildfires, snow

    Mar 4, 2009

    As the Louisiana National Guard wrapped up its "precedent-setting" law enforcement mission in New Orleans yesterday, the Texas National Guard dispatched helicopters to combat wildfires torching Central Texas.

  • Suicide prevention chain-teaching program includes new interactive video

    Mar 3, 2009

    More than a 140 Soldiers took their lives last year making 2008 the worst in the Army's history for preventable suicides. And, so far in 2009 the Army has confirmed seven suicides along with 19 other deaths which are presently under investigation.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier becomes the first amputee to complete Jumpmaster Course

    Mar 3, 2009

    For most Soldiers, when they join the Army there are a set of schools they set their eyes on as goals to complete. Schools like, Air Assault, Ranger and Pathfinder. For any airborne qualified noncommissioned officer, the natural goal would be the Jumpmaster Course.

  • High-tech mobile hospital trains to save lives in combat

    Mar 3, 2009

    "Mascal! Mascal! Mascal!" someone shouted as Soldiers ran out of tents towards a 15-passenger van, horn beeping loudly. Medical personnel whistled loudly to get everyone's attention focused on the latest casualties coming into the training area.

  • Vice chief: Army pushing power to lowest level

    Mar 3, 2009

    During the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition, Feb. 25-27, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli said the Army should focus on connectivity, commonality and survivability.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer: Induction ceremony a rite of passage that symbolizes dedication

    Mar 3, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- While not every day is easy for noncommissioned officers, the U.S. Army Europe NCOs honored at an induction ceremony here Feb. 27, seemed to agree that it was a great day to be a sergeant.

  • Airborne legacy passed from grandfather to grandson

    Mar 2, 2009

    Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Mullen grew up with "about a million" Airborne stories. When he graduated from Airborne School Friday, he reminisced about some of the anecdotes his grandfather, Darrell Branstetter, a former Fort Benning paratrooper, told him when he was younger.

  • AKO/DKO exceeds million logins in single day

    Mar 2, 2009

    Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online has reached a major milestone, recording more than one million logins during a single day last week.

  • Soldiers step back as Iraqis take lead

    Mar 2, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - After two months of patrolling in northern Baghdad last summer, Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, helped reduce the rate of indirect fire received at the base there to its lowest levels since the war started in 2003. With the intent of duplicating those results at their new location here, the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, also known as 'Black Dragons,' assisted the 41st Brigade, 10th Iraqi Army Division, during 'Operation Long Island,' in late February.

  • Army units announced for Afghanistan rotation

    Mar 2, 2009

    The Department of the Army confirmed details today of the Department of Defense's announcement to deploy the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters and 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division to Afghanistan as part of a normal rotation of forces.

  • Defense schools raise age requirements for early childhood education

    Mar 2, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Young military children who thought the first day of school was imminent may not have to worry about reading, writing and arithmetic until next year because of a change in entrance age requirements.

  • Education key component to Year of the NCO

    Mar 2, 2009

    The Year of the NCO is a time to enhance the education, fitness, leadership and pride in service of our NCOs through programs that sustain and grow our NCO Corps.

  • Army Capabilities Integration Center director examines the shape of the future force

    Mar 1, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Michael A. Vane, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, gave a look inside the Army's force in the years to come at the Association of the United States Army's 2009 Winter Symposium. Vane believes there are five keys in what the Army should look at to shape the force for the future. They are the battle command network; counter improvised explosive devices and mines; power and energy; human dimension; and training.

  • U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq by August 2010, Obama says

    Feb 28, 2009

    U.S. combat troops will redeploy from Iraq by August 2010, leaving about 35,000 to 50,000 American forces there to attend to Iraqi troop and police training, counterterrorism and other duties, President Barack Obama told servicemembers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Providing the Army with best Soldiers possible critical to leader of Training and Doctrine Command

    Feb 28, 2009

    As he addressed the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium here, Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, talked with the group about what TRADOC faces.

  • Soldiers to field-test new lumbar supports

    Feb 28, 2009

    Army-issued back support systems for Soldiers riding in tactical vehicles may soon be field-tested by several 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) units across theater.

  • Help available for military hit by housing market

    Feb 27, 2009

    Some military families are finding themselves in a precarious situation when it comes to selling their house and relocating. The good news is that the new economic stimulus package has provisions to help military homeowners and Army Emergency Relief is also helping those hit by the crunch.

  • Army Guard restructures recruiting, retention bonuses

    Feb 27, 2009

    About 78 percent of those joining the Army National Guard over the last three years received a bonus, but that will be reduced to about 5 percent in the future.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

    Feb 27, 2009

    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: A roadside explosion throws a Soldier against the side of his vehicle, with force that shakes his brain inside his skull. Another Soldier is in a traffic accident on the way to work, her head thrown forward into the windshield. A family member takes a hard fall during a sports game, hitting his head on the ground. Different situations, but often the same result - a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), better known as a concussion.

  • Army Engineer named Federal Engineer of the Year

    Feb 27, 2009

    US Army Corps of Engineers DA civilian recognized as the Federal Engineer of the Year.

  • Army targets individual Soldier for radio communications

    Feb 27, 2009

    The ability to communicate; through voice, digital message or simply by position, is arguably, the most critical capability for the men and women of today's Army.

  • DOD to allow photos of transfer cases with family's permission

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Defense Department will allow the news media to photograph the flag-draped transfer cases of fallen U.S. troops returning home if their families agree, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.

  • CSA salutes African-American military leaders

    Feb 26, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. wove together the themes of leadership, service and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer as he addressed the 4th Annual Stars & Stripes Dinner here Feb. 20.

  • Exploring the Army's diversity with a seasoned NCO

    Feb 26, 2009

    The story of ethnic and cultural diversity in the U.S. Army can be traced back to the Revolutionary War and throughout every war the United States has taken part in since.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army speaks to Congress on volunteerism

    Feb 26, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston spoke about the impact of volunteerism and national service Wednesday on Capitol Hill to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor.

  • Walter Reed doctors perform first kidney transplants in Guyana

    Feb 26, 2009

    Two surgeons from Walter Reed Army Medical Center have performed the first kidney transplants in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

  • Army looks to thwart building cyber threats

    Feb 26, 2009

    "Battlefield events in Iraq and Afghanistan compelled the Army to rebuild an electronic warfare capability that it had allowed to slip," said Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, in conjunction with the announced rollout of the Army's newest Field Manual, FM 3-36, Electronic Warfare in Operations. "We encountered a threat we were not prepared for and we must learn from this lesson to ensure that our force is agile enough to deal with future contingencies"

  • All-Army photo contest needs your vote for 'Best of Show'

    Feb 26, 2009

    The winners of the 2008 All Army Photography Contest have been announced, and now it's up to AKO users to choose the "best of show."

  • U.S. Army Europe leaders call on Soldiers to get involved in preventing sexual assault

    Feb 26, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Feb. 26, 2009) - U.S. Army Europe leaders are encouraging Soldiers to get more actively involved in preventing sexual abuse. "Part of being Soldiers and leaders is having the personal courage to take action when your fellow Soldiers are in danger. If you see something wrong, intervene," said Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commander.

  • Recruiters support Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 25, 2009

    The Chicago Recruiting Battalion took advantage of the largest auto show in the nation by hosting their annual Army Strong! Zone during the 10-day Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Convention Center Feb. 13-22.

  • Oprah Show to feature wounded warriors

    Feb 25, 2009

    The Oprah Winfrey show scheduled to air Thursday will feature interviews with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Umatilla Depot seeks World War II depot workers and descendents for commemoration

    Feb 25, 2009

    In anticipation of a 65th anniversary commemoration of the March 1944 World War II accidental explosion of conventional munitions at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston, the depot would like to hear from depot workers of that era or their family members. Invitations to a brief March 19 commemoration ceremony on the depot will be extended to those workers or family members, plus current depot employees

  • Purple Heart vets bag quail, local appreciation

    Feb 25, 2009

    More than 40 wounded warriors participated in the second annual "Purple Heart Outdoors Tour" Quail Hunt in Edison, Ga., Feb. 13-15.

  • U.S. turns over joint security station in Baghdad to Iraqi Army

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD -Soldiers serving with the 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, attached to the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, gave the reins of Joint Security Station Sheikh Marouf to Iraqi Army soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 22nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division in a transfer ceremony Feb. 23.

  • FMWRC to provide pay-as-you-go Internet access Army-wide

    Feb 25, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, Commanding General, Installation Management Command, asked the Family and MWR Command's Army Recreational Machine Program to present ideas to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and to generate new sources of income for MWR programs. After a briefing provided by Don Rojas, ARMP General Manager, Lt. Gen. Wilson directed that ARMP "move out" and provision Internet services into barracks and other garrison locations to meet the substantial unmet demand for connectivity that Soldiers confronted.

  • President says budget signifies new way forward for defense

    Feb 25, 2009

    In a speech mainly dedicated to the economic crisis facing the world, the president also honored the nation's men and women in uniform, vowing to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps, raise military pay and provide the medical care veterans deserve.

  • Tank that helped end Battle of the Bulge takes place in Army history

    Feb 25, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany -- One day after Christmas 1945, "Cobra King" battled its way into World War II history. One day before Christmas 2008, it officially began a new journey to its rightful place as part of the Army's heritage. Today Cobra King sits overlooking the back gate of Rose Barracks here, a nearly forgotten silent steel hulk. But on Dec. 26, 1944, the same Sherman "Jumbo" tank and its crew led a combined infantry and armor column that relieved Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division surrounded by the enemy in Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Medal of Honor: African-American hero recognized decades after brave act

    Feb 24, 2009

    Black NCO earns Medal of Honor, presented 50 years later

  • Paratroopers, ISF distribute new school supplies to Oubaidy schools

    Feb 24, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Paratroopers and their Iraqi Security Force partners distributed a variety of new school supplies to students in two Oubaidy schools Feb. 19 in the 9 Nissan district of eastern Baghdad.

  • Fort Myer hosts Year of NCO tribute

    Feb 24, 2009

    "Throughout the Army's history, the NCO has been a pivotal figure, but never more so than today," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston to a packed audience Monday afternoon at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Military personnel invited to take first glimpse at 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Feb 24, 2009

    The public is invited Feb. 28 to watch 16 Soldiers vie for a spot in the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show. Admission is free and seating is unreserved for the Saturday matinee at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • AER helps Soldiers with interest-free loans, grants -- rates among top charities for efficiency

    Feb 24, 2009

    Army Emergency Relief, which begins its annual campaign next week, provided more than $252 million in assistance to more than a quarter million Soldiers and family members between 2003 and 2007.

  • Gates to take comprehensive approach to end 'Stop-Loss'

    Feb 24, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Ending the military's so-called "stop-loss" program is a priority for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, a senior official said here Monday.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • Army Ten Miler ups field to 30K

    Feb 23, 2009

    To mark the 25th running of the Army Ten Miler this fall, the field for the race will be increased to 30,000 runners.

  • Army seeks language, medical skills from non-citizens

    Feb 23, 2009

    The Army plans to fill shortages in critical language and medical billets with "legally present non-citizens."