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  • 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.

  • Officials congratulate Iraqis for successful provincial elections

    Feb 3, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" Senior military officials congratulated the Iraqi people for holding provincial elections Jan. 31, praising the Iraqi and U.S. forces that helped make the elections safe.

  • New bridge brings hope, safety to Afghanistan's Panjshir valley

    Feb 3, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" More than 100 Afghans and Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team members attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new $180,000 Bakshi Khiel Bridge in the Rokha district of AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Panjshir province Jan. 26.

  • New GI Bill carries different eligibility, benefits

    Feb 3, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" A series of educational assistance programs administered by the Veterans Affairs Department, commonly called the GI Bill, have helped servicemembers pursue post-secondary learning for decades. Soon, another program will be added to the mix: The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Bill will be available to qualified individuals Aug. 1.

  • Gen. Petraeus performs Super Bowl coin toss

    Feb 2, 2009

    On Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla., during Super Bowl XLIII, Gen. David H. Petraeus, Commander of U.S. Central Command, performed the ceremonial coin toss for the Arizona Cardinals' and Pittsburgh Steelers' team captains.

  • Guard in three states battle ice storm aftermath

    Feb 2, 2009

    One week after a major ice storm that stretched from the Ozarks through Appalachia, three states are still recovering with the help of the National Guard.

  • Iraqis vote while Soldiers show support

    Feb 2, 2009

    U.S. Soldiers assisted the Iraqi forces with security, while Iraqis in Baghdad exercised their democratic right to vote Jan 31.

  • Army pulls body armor, despite assertion of safety

    Feb 2, 2009

    The Army is collecting more than 16,000 sets of body armor ballistic inserts, even though it considers those inserts to be fully capable of doing the job they were designed to do.

  • Military commissions must obey President's directive, official says

    Feb 2, 2009

    The military commissions system created in 2006 to try accused terrorists held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, must comply with President Barack ObamaAca,!a,,cs directive to suspend all legal proceedings there, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said at a news conference today.

  • AAFES honors its civilians for support of servicemembers in Global War on Terror

    Feb 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, GERMANY Aca,!" Aca,!A"It was an experience you donAca,!a,,ct forget,Aca,!A? said Ernest Ingram about volunteering to deploy to Iraq to open a Post Exchange there for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Iraqi legal system continues to strengthen

    Jan 31, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" In an embattled country, long scorched and scared by war, hope rises. A better, brighter tomorrow slowly unfolds with hope for her children, and their children, shining on. One part of a new strength and foundation for IraqAca,!a,,cs future is the authority, recognition and enforcement of hew laws. As the Iraqi Security Forces continue to improve their ability to protect IraqAca,!a,,cs people, the importance of a strong judicial branch that can help bring criminals to justice radiates.

  • AMSC selects first 'Excellence in Education' winners

    Jan 30, 2009

    Army Installation Management Command, Army Aviation and Missile Command and the Army Center for Analysis became the first winners of the inaugural Excellence in Education awards at the Army Management Staff CollegeAca,!a,,cs Leadership Symposium Jan. 29.

  • Army to look at providing more space for Soldiers' gear

    Jan 30, 2009

    Time off for Soldiers to grieve the loss of a loved one, official photos for all Soldiers in the event they are killed in battle, and a place for Soldiers in barracks to keep their gear. Those are some of the topics Army senior leaders will now focus on as a result of the 2009 Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Fort Campbell serves as staging area for FEMA trucks, supplies

    Jan 30, 2009

    Fort Campbell has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to become a National Logistics Staging Area for distributing aid to Kentuckians impacted by ice storms earlier this week.

  • Stateside clinic begins using battlefield MC4 system

    Jan 30, 2009

    Doctors and medics at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Consolidated Aid Station at Fort Bragg, N.C., are reliving their war-zone days of treating patients in Salerno, Afghanistan.

  • White Sands testing new laser weapon system

    Jan 30, 2009

    White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is testing a new weapon system known as the Laser Centurion Demonstrator.

  • New career field gives NCOs chance to spend government money; contractors gain transferrable skills

    Jan 30, 2009

    Traditionally, becoming an NCO means taking on more responsibility. Sometimes those responsibilities are not only new to them, but are new to the Army, also. As the Army salutes its Aca,!A"backbone,Aca,!A? it is also integrating, training and educating Soldiers with the newest military occupational specialty (MOS), 51C (acquisition, logistics and technology (AL&T) contracting NCO). These NCOs are more than hand receipt holders for tables, chairs and sticky note supplies. The initial group of Soldiers to reclassify into the new MOS were logistical Soldiers in career fields 92A (automated logistics specialist) and 92Y (unit supply specialist) who performed duties involving request, receipt, storage, issue, accountability and preservation of individual, organizational, installation and expendable supplies and equipment.

  • Petraeus set to perform coin toss for Super Bowl XLIII

    Jan 30, 2009

    WASHINGTON - From fighter jet flyovers to military performances at halftime shows, the National Football League and U.S. military have shared more than 40 years of Super Bowl history. The tradition continues Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla., during Super Bowl XLIII, with Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, performing the ceremonial coin toss.

  • Army addresses rising suicide rate, highest in four years

    Jan 29, 2009

    The number of suicides in the Army has risen again, for the fourth year in a row, said Army leaders during a media roundtable Jan. 29.

  • Forces Command reveals ARFORGEN plan

    Jan 29, 2009

    Operationalizing the Army National Guard and Army Reserve, along with upcoming goals for Army Force Generation, were among topics Gen. Charles C. Campbell discussed at the 2009 Senior Commanders Conference in Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 25.

  • Transition team mentors Iraqi soldiers to success

    Jan 29, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers from varied backgrounds and specialties are helping to ensure the continued success of the Iraqi army as mentors and members of a military transition team.

  • Fort Carson CSM settles into new position

    Jan 29, 2009

    Command Sgt. Major James A. Kilpatrick becomes involved with Soldiers in his position as Fort Carson Garrison Command Sergeant Major.

  • Army farewells former SMA Bainbridge with honors

    Jan 29, 2009

    In life, former Sgt. Maj. of the Army William G. Bainbridge worked to improve the lives of noncommissioned officers under his command. In death, he left a legacy of service to his country, his family and his Soldiers.

  • Guard responds in states hit by ice, snow

    Jan 29, 2009

    An increasing number of National Guard troops were activated in two states on Tuesday as a major winter storm spread ice and snow from Texas to Maine.

  • Army expands role in promoting stability, security in Africa

    Jan 29, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Southern European Task Force officially has assumed its new role as the Army component for U.S. Africa Command, and has launched an effort to build and strengthen relationships with African army organizations and national and international partners.

  • Obama thanks troops after meeting with defense chiefs

    Jan 29, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" In his first visit to the Pentagon as commander in chief, President Barack Obama today thanked U.S. troops and pledged to provide the resources they need to accomplish their missions.

  • Gates: Guard's domestic missions must not suffer

    Jan 28, 2009

    The National GuardAca,!a,,cs domestic responsibilities must not suffer because of operational missions, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

  • 10th Mountain Division leads new Afghanistan deployments

    Jan 28, 2009

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - As part of the shift in the U.S. focus in the war on terror, Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division's, 3rd Brigade Combat Team are taking up positions in eastern Afghanistan that until now have had little coalition presence.

  • 25th AFAP: Army to double money for family programs

    Jan 27, 2009

    The Army Family Action Plan kicked off its 25th anniversary conference with Secretary of the Army Pete Geren telling the 117 delegates that funding would double from $700 million to $1.4 billion for family programs in the coming year.

  • Army striving to decrease sexual assault, increase reporting

    Jan 27, 2009

    Through its Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention and Response Program, the Army hopes to change command climates to make victims of sexual assault feel more comfortable reporting the crime.

  • AMSC hosts Leadership Symposium

    Jan 27, 2009

    Challenges come in every profession. The military knows this all too well. On Tuesday, the Army Management Staff College at Fort Belvoir kicked off its three-day Leadership Symposium on the very subject and welcomed Maj. Gen. Vincent E. Boles, assistant DCS, G-4, as its keynote speaker.

  • Vet inspectors help recall peanut butter products

    Jan 27, 2009

    Veterinary Command food inspectors are assisting in the recall of peanut butter products from store shelves, vending machines, theaters, dining facilities and other places on U.S. bases

  • CSA visits Asymmetric Warfare Group, 1st Army East

    Jan 27, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spent the better part of Jan. 22 at Fort Meade, Md., learning more about the capabilities, manning and training cycles of the Asymmetric

  • Army testing cannon for FCS Mounted Combat System

    Jan 26, 2009

    The lightweight Future Combat Systems XM-360 120mm cannon -- designed to sit atop the new Mounted Combat System -- was test-fired Jan. 22 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army support during the 2009 presidential inauguration

    Jan 26, 2009

    A collection of images showing the U.S. Army's support of the 2009 presidential inauguration.

  • New FCS program manager meets with employees

    Jan 26, 2009

    The new program manager of Army modernization pledged his support to Soldiers and his commitment to the success of Future Combat Systems during a visit to White Sands Missile range Jan. 12.

  • U.S., British troops hone joint skills for Afghanistan

    Jan 26, 2009

    The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division's mission rehearsal exercise at Fort Polk, La., includes preparation for British air support.

  • 2009 presidential inaugural parade

    Jan 26, 2009

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. join on the reviewing stand to watch as participants march by during the 2009 presidental inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration.

  • Geren, other service secretaries to stay on during transition

    Jan 26, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" Each U.S. military service secretary has agreed to Defense Secretary Robert M. GatesAca,!a,,c request to stay in office for at least several weeks to help ensure the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs smooth transition under the Obama administration, Pentagon officials said recently.

  • Defense Department, VA smooth path to benefits for severely wounded

    Jan 23, 2009

    Severely wounded troops returning home now have fewer bureaucratic barriers between them and their veteransAca,!a,,c benefits. The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments announced a new, faster means for handling troops with Aca,!A"catastrophicAca,!A? injuries who seek the veteransAca,!a,,c status that allows them access to VA medical and other entitlements.

  • Commentary - Good NCOs: you know them when you see them

    Jan 23, 2009

    ItAca,!a,,cs harder to list the qualities of a good noncommissioned officer than you might think. But everyone who has been in the Army can name NCOs they think are great.

  • Shinseki sworn in as VA secretary

    Jan 23, 2009

    Retired Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki took the oath of office Wednesday as the nationAca,!a,,cs seventh secretary of Veterans Affairs, assuming the leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs following Tuesday's confirmation by the Senate.

  • Retired Gen. Wickham recalls Army Family Action Plan

    Jan 23, 2009

    Ahead of next weekAca,!a,,cs Army Family Action Plan Conference, a former Army chief who signed the plan a quarter century ago said the Army is doing a good job of taking care of families, but that leaders canAca,!a,,ct take their eyes off the ball.

  • Army antiterrorism conference to focus on awareness, 'tempering the weapon'

    Jan 23, 2009

    Lt. Col. Brian K. Numerick and his Army Antiterrorism Branch has been busy preparing for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 9th Annual Worldwide Antiterrorism Conference Jan. 26-30 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Agriculture teams call for equal parts citizen, Soldier

    Jan 23, 2009

    Troops on the ground in Afghanistan are reaching back 372 years to the roots of the National Guard to help the Afghan people to improve agriculture.

  • Obama directs military to plan 'responsible' Iraq drawdown

    Jan 23, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" President Barack Obama directed key defense and military officials he met with Jan. 21 to come up with plans for Aca,!A"a responsible military drawdown in Iraq.Aca,!A?

  • Troops should discard peanut butter items

    Jan 23, 2009

    In light of the growing salmonella outbreak linked to products containing peanut butter, servicemembers are being urged to use caution should they receive these types of snacks.

  • U.S Africa Command addresses Africa Union communications challenges

    Jan 23, 2009

    More than 103 individuals representing 25 African Nations and the United States attended a week-long planning conference Jan. 13 - 16, 2009, in Dakar, Senegal. The conference was aimed at improving the interoperability and communications connectivity between and within the many countries in Africa.

  • Obama calls for closing Guantanamo Detainee Facility

    Jan 22, 2009

    President Barack Obama Thursday called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.

  • National Guard farmers planting long-term Afghan stability

    Jan 22, 2009

    Members of agricultural development teams in Afghanistan are sowing stability, said Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army National Guard Chief Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn at a media roundtable Thursday morning.

  • America's Army 3 game to be released this year

    Jan 22, 2009

    Six years after the U.S. Army revolutionized military action games with the launch of the free personal computer game America's Army, the Army has announced the upcoming release of America's Army 3.

  • Army completes recruiter suicide investigation

    Jan 22, 2009

    The Army has concluded a two-and-a-half-month investigation into the suicides of four Soldiers assigned to the Houston Recruiting Battalion.

  • Full-spectrum of Aviation Brigade assets combine for UAV recovery mission

    Jan 22, 2009

    Elements of all six battalions of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, including AH-64 Apaches, OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, CH-47 Chinooks, UH-60 Blackhawks, unmanned aerial systems and a company of Pathfinders, came together Jan. 20 to recover an unmanned aerial vehicle that made an emergency landing near Baji, north of Tikrit.

  • Welcome to the NCO Corps

    Jan 21, 2009

    Aca,!A"Now youAca,!a,,cre an NCO Aca,!" a part of the backbone of the Army.A,A Never forget where you came from.Aca,!A? Those words, from guest speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III, served as a reminder to a group of recently-promoted sergeants who were welcomed as members of the Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps during the NCO Induction Ceremony held Jan. 14 at the Regimental Club on Fort Lee, Va.

  • Servicemembers have ball at inaugural event

    Jan 21, 2009

    Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and military spouses attended the Commander in Chief Ball, Jan. 20, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

  • Troops play key role at Inauguration

    Jan 21, 2009

    About 9,300 National Guard troops joined thousands of servicemembers from all components supporting the 56th Presidential Inauguration Tuesday.

  • Thousands of military children attend "We Are the Future" concert (Part II)

    Jan 20, 2009

    Thousands of children from military families around the National Capitol Region gathered Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center, in the heart of the nation's capital, to attend the "We Are the Future" concert, hosted by Michelle Obama, wife of President-elect Barack Obama. The concert featured performances by Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Bow Wow, Demi Lovato and Corbin Blue. Country musician Billy Ray Cyrus appeared on stage and performed with daughter Miley. Keke Palmer and Usher Raymond IV also made appearances, as did comedian and actor George Lopez. Both Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President-elect Joe Biden, made speeches during the event. The event was one of many surrounding the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

  • Thousands of military children attend 'We Are the Future' concert

    Jan 19, 2009

    Thousands of children from military families around the National Capitol Region gathered Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center, in the heart of the nation's capital, to attend the "We Are the Future" concert, hosted by Michelle Obama, wife of President-elect Barack Obama. The concert featured performances by Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Bow Wow, Demi Lovato and Corbin Blue. Country musician Billy Ray Cyrus appeared on stage and performed with daughter Miley. Keke Palmer and Usher Raymond IV also made appearances, as did comedian and actor George Lopez. Both Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President-elect Joe Biden, made speeches during the event. The event was one of many surrounding the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

  • Army Reserve signs Employer Partnership Initiative with GE

    Jan 17, 2009

    The Army Reserve signed an agreement with General Electric yesterday at the Pentagon making the 330,000-employee company the 153rd to become an employer partner with the reserve in less than a year.

  • Army prepared for inaugural contingencies

    Jan 16, 2009

    As the nation prepares to welcome a new president, the Army stands ready to assist civilian law enforcement and first responders inside the National Capital Region.

  • Initiative bringing business to Iraqi women

    Jan 16, 2009

    Iraqi women are getting a leg-up in the government contracting process through the help of the Corps of Engineers Gulf Region DivisionAca,!a,,cs WomenAca,!a,,cs Advocate Initiative.

  • Army observes 80th birthday of Martin Luther King

    Jan 16, 2009

    Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre about to embark on a new chapter in our nationAca,!a,,cs history; one that couldnAca,!a,,ct have happened without the work Dr. King did,Aca,!A? Fort Myer Military Community Garrison Commander Col. Laura J. Richardson said Thursday at a gathering to observe the 80th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Military bobsledders dominate 4-man event at National Championships

    Jan 15, 2009

    Army drivers swept the top three spots and an Air Force WCAP pilot finished fifth in the four-man bobsledding competition at Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • CSA praises NCOs, says two more tough years ahead

    Jan 15, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs chief of staff said Wednesday that the Year of the NCO actually consolidates two decades worth of appreciation to noncommissioned officers.

  • Guard readies record inaugural support

    Jan 15, 2009

    More than 10,000 National Guard troops will support the 56th Presidential Inauguration, the GuardAca,!a,,cs largest contribution to an inauguration in its 372-year history.

  • Texas A&M mourns Black Hawk casualty

    Jan 14, 2009

    Media trucks, emergency and military vehicles still line the perimeter roads around Duncan Field at Texas A&M University following the crash of a Texas Army National Guard UH-60 at about 3 p.m. Monday, killing one and injuring five.

  • Disability system pilot planned for Fort Carson

    Jan 14, 2009

    Pilot program for transitioning seriously wounded Soldiers to start at Fort Carson.

  • Another chapter closes in U.S., German partnership

    Jan 14, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- In a ceremony Jan. 14, the U.S. Army returned Leighton Barracks in Wuerzburg, Germany, to the host nation, marking the end of a relationship that began in the closing days of World War II.

  • Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps prepares for inauguration

    Jan 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" The largest U.S. Army fife and drum corps ever assembled will take part in President-elect Barack ObamaAca,!a,,cs inauguration Jan. 20.

  • Army receives first six NEVs

    Jan 13, 2009

    The Army accepted the first six of 4,000 "neighborhood electric vehicles" during a ceremony Jan. 12 at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Lion Focus: Training for Africa

    Jan 13, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Soldiers from SETAF-U.S Army Africa spent the first weeks of 2009 preparing for upcoming missions to Africa.

  • Former CJCS portrait unveiled at Pentagon

    Jan 13, 2009

    The portrait of a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was unveiled Jan. 13 during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Suicide prevention conference addresses mental illness stigma

    Jan 13, 2009

    A staff sergeant who had lost Soldiers in the war zone was called a coward, a wimp and a wuss from a leader when he mentioned he might need psychological help. It is this type of stigma from toxic leadership that can kill and that is being examined by scientists, clinicians and specialists in an attempt to eliminate it.

  • Army receives first six NEVs

    Jan 12, 2009

    The first six "neighborhood electric vehicles" were delivered to the Army Jan. 12 during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va. The ceremonial delivery of the NEVs, which are entirely electric powered, represents the beginning of a leasing action by the Army to obtain more than 4,000 of the vehicles. The use of NEVs by the Army is part of its comprehensive and far-reaching energy security initiative to ease its dependence on fossil fuels. As part of that initiative, the service will be leveraging electric vehicles and other technologies that exist today, as well as exploring emerging technologies.

  • Army looking at future of aviation

    Jan 12, 2009

    Army aviation resourcing is on track to meet the challenges of prolonged, 21st century combat, said two of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top program and acquisition officials at the Association of the United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs Army Aviation Symposium Friday.

  • Army.mil gets facelift in new year

    Jan 12, 2009

    The official Web site of the United States Army began sporting a new look Jan 16. The new site features a graphic redesign, a new "subdued" color palette, and a downplaying of page graphic elements so user focus will be on content and not flashy graphics. Billed as a "refresh" of the "official homepage of the United States Army," the newly designed Army.mil is more than just a change to the look and feel of the site, however.

  • SMA: 'NCOs, the glue that holds the Army together'

    Jan 9, 2009

    During a presentation at the Pentagon recently, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston discussed the contributions of the noncommissioned officer to the Army mission and why the service has named 2009, the year of the NCO.

  • Army apologizes for misprinted letters

    Jan 9, 2009

    The Army Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Reuben Jones, joined bloggers and on-line journalists Jan. 8, to discuss the error on some 7,000 letters sent to family members who lost Soldiers in the war on terror.

  • Warrior Leaders course

    Jan 9, 2009

    In Korea, NCOs train with the Warrior Leaders course.

  • Training, UAVs, key to Army aviation in the field

    Jan 9, 2009

    Army aviation commanders discussed the importance of continual training and the value of unmanned aerial vehicles in the field at the Association of the United States Army's Aviation Symposium and Exposition Jan. 8.

  • Army aviation working harder, smarter

    Jan 8, 2009

    The days of sending pilots out of Fort Rucker's aviation flight school for a year of on-the-job-training are over, said the installation commander there.

  • Soldiers bolster U.S. bobsled team for world championships

    Jan 7, 2009

    Several Soldiers have bolstered the United States Bobsled Team for the 2009 World Championships, scheduled for Feb. 20 through March 1 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Pfc. John Napier, a bobsledder in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, teamed with Cory Butner of Yucaipa, Calif., to win the two-man title in the 2009 U.S. Bobsled National Championships Jan. 3-4 at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid.

  • Soldiers field-test MRAPs, X-Bots, Boomerangs in Iraq

    Jan 7, 2009

    Operation Iraqi Freedom is helping create a whole new way of fielding force protection products beginning with the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle which has saved lives and greatly reduced combat injuries to Soldiers on patrol.

  • Gates, Mullen thank Bush for commitment to troops

    Jan 7, 2009

    The top Defense Department leaders honored President George W. Bush Tuesday at a farewell ceremony for his deep commitment to the men and women in uniform and their families and the trust he instilled as he led them through challenging times.

  • Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers conduct reconnaissance patrol in Hamza

    Jan 6, 2009

    Iraqi and U.S. Army Soldiers conducted a combined reconnaissance patrol in Hamza Dec. 30.

  • Last VX nerve agent eliminated from Army stockpile

    Jan 6, 2009

    The Army Chemical Materials Agency marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions Dec. 24, with the destruction of the last land mine containing VX at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Anniston, Ala.

  • Army leaders kick off 'Year of the NCO' at Texas installation

    Jan 6, 2009

    Army senior leaders officially kicked off the service's year-long focus on the noncommissioned officer corps during a media event on Fort Bliss, Texas, Monday.

  • 'Cross Briefs' help BSTB Soldiers understand each other

    Jan 5, 2009

    You know the old saying that your right hand should always know what your left hand is doing' Well, imagine how tough that would be if you had almost 70 hands.

  • VA ramps up job search for injured vets

    Jan 5, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will be increasing the number of disabled veterans positions in its workforce in 2009. Thirty percent of VA employees are veterans and nearly eight percent of those employees are service-connected disabled veterans.

  • Soldier rejoins after 38-year service break

    Jan 5, 2009

    Young men and women frequently follow the footsteps of their parents and grandparents by joining the military. Army Maj. (Dr.) Robert Sexton reversed that role when he followed his two sons into the military after a 38-year-break from his previous service.

  • East defeats West during All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2009

    In what has become the U.S. Army's premier showcase of both the nation's best talent of high school football athletes and it's most courageous and decorated Soldier-Heroes, the All-American all-star high school football game made its ninth appearance on Saturday.

  • Army extends Soldier Show application deadline

    Dec 31, 2008

    Jan. 22 is the extended deadline to apply for an audition to join the cast and crew of the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show. The previous deadline was Dec. 31.

  • Sons of Iraq transfer New Year's Day

    Dec 31, 2008

    Along with ringing in the new year, Iraq took an important step toward national reconciliation and sovereignty on Jan. 1, as the nationAca,!a,,cs government took control of the Sons of Iraq from Coalition forces in four provinces.