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  • SMA Reads Army Birthday Book

    Jun 13, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston reads the Army Birthday Children's Storybook Thursday to about 20 children at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Child Development Center at Forest Glenn, located in Silver Spring, Md. After the reading, Preston and two of the children blew out candles on the official "Army birthday" cake followed by the singing of the Army Song. The Army Birthday Children's Storybook was written for children by Army Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command to help Army children understand the importance, history, contributions and sacrifices their parents make.

  • Soldiers Put Icing on Army Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Deep within the Pentagon Thursday, Army chefs kept adding food coloring to white buttercream icing and mixing, trying to create the perfect shade of gold.

  • Future Combat Systems Showcased on National Mall

    Jun 13, 2008

    Prototype 1 of the Non-Line of Sight Cannon was unveiled June 11 on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. A total of eight such prototypes will eventually be delivered to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., by 2010. The NLOS-C, part of Future Combat Systems, is part of the Army's modernization program. The NLOS-C was one of several pieces of FCS hardware on display at the Mall. Also on display were the Class I and Class IV unmanned aerial vehicles, the Multifunctional Utility/Logistics and Equipment vehicle, the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle and several Tactical Unattended Ground Sensors. Visitors to the FCS open house at the Mall included Senator Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

  • Guard Floods States with Help as Waters Rise

    Jun 13, 2008

    Governors in four of six Midwestern states affected by heavy rains and subsequent flooding called out more than 2,000 National Guardmembers this week as flood waters forced residents from their homes, left thousands without power and damaged infrastructure.

  • Phishing Scam Targets Families of Fallen

    Jun 12, 2008

    A Aca,!A"phishing scamAca,!A? targeting the Families of fallen Soldiers reportedly has con artists promising compensation in exchange for information that might aid them in identity theft.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions of 2007 Recognized

    Jun 12, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Top Ten Greatest Inventions for 2007 were recognized in a luncheon ceremony today in Arlington, Va. Currently in its sixth year, the program chooses winners based on their impact on Army capabilities, inventiveness and potential benefits outside the Army.

  • 2,000 Troops Run for Army Birthday

    Jun 12, 2008

    When the bugle plays reveille at 6:30 a.m., it usually signifies the start of the day for Soldiers on Fort Myer. Thursday morning more than 2,000 Soldiers and DoD employees listened to reveille from the Summerall Field parking lot, where they gathered for the Department of the Army Staff Run.

  • CSA Celebrates Army Birthday with Fort Belvoir Children

    Jun 12, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. paid a call on youngsters at the School-Age Services Center aboard Fort Belvoir, Va., this morning to share in the Army's 233rd birthday. The general read "Happy Birthday Army," a new book by Army Youth Services to the roomful of 5-year-olds. Following the reading he took questions from the kids, answering one in particular -- who after a discussion on Army dogs wanted to know if "there were Army cats'" Next Casey cut and served the kids cake before heading back to his office at the Pentagon.

  • Guard Soldiers Receive Battlefield Promotions

    Jun 12, 2008

    Five National Guard Soldiers in Iraq are the first to benefit from a new Army experimental program reintroducing battlefield promotions for the first time since World War II.

  • Capitol Hill Cake Cutting

    Jun 12, 2008

    Capitol Hill cake cutting and reception. Includes sound bite from Sgt. Major of the Army Preston.

  • Digital Records Improve Soldiers' Medical Care

    Jun 12, 2008

    Soldiers who need medical care while deployed donAca,!a,,ct need to worry about paper records getting lost thanks to the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care system, which stores their records digitally

  • NLOS-C Unveiled on Capitol Hill

    Jun 12, 2008

    Prototype 1 of the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon was unveiled Wednesday on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. A total of eight such prototypes will eventually be delivered to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., by 2010. There, Army scientists will put the prototypes through rigorous testing to ensure they meet performance requirements. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr., viewed the system. Casey said the unveiling is a milestone in Future Combat Systems development. "We have been talking and briefing and telling people about the FCS, and right here today it is real. After a decade of hard work and planning and effort, it is real," he said. The NLOS-C is one of the eight manned ground vehicles in Future Combat Systems.

  • Guard Soldiers Bring Water to Hope after Flooding

    Jun 12, 2008

    National Guard troops provided fresh, potable water from 400-gallon, camouflaged water tanks to the people of Hope, where the water supply was contaminated by flooding.

  • Cyclists Trace 'Road to Liberty' on D-Day

    Jun 11, 2008

    Cyclists from across Europe traced historyAca,!a,,cs footsteps as nearly 300 riders from America, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany and Luxembourg traversed lower NormandyAca,!a,,cs beaches and battlefields to mark the 64th Anniversary of D-Day June 6.

  • Future Combat Systems Complete First Major Test

    Jun 11, 2008

    In the high mountain desert of Fort Bliss, Texas, Future Combat Systems successfully completed a first Force Development Test and Experiment May 18.

  • Army Birthday Celebrates Congressional Partnership

    Jun 11, 2008

    Army and congressional leaders celebrated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs partnership with Congress yesterday at a cake-cutting ceremony on Capitol Hill.

  • Napa Valley Flood Control

    Jun 11, 2008

    For the first time in 150 years Napa residents can walk the river promenade. USACE joined forces with local agencies to construct a community friendly flood control system. Mary Cochran was at the opening ceremony.

  • Army MWR Provides Aca,!EoeFitness AnywhereAca,!a,,c Kits for Deployed Soldiers

    Jun 11, 2008

    The Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command purchased 3,205 TRX Suspension Trainer Force Training, or Aca,!A"fitness anywhere,Aca,!A? kits for deployed Soldiers to get complete-body workouts wherever they can find a beam, doorway or tree limb to anchor the resistance-training device.

  • Celebrating the Army Birthday with SecArmy Geren

    Jun 11, 2008

    This week the Army celebrates its 233rd birthday. SecArmy Pete Geren says the sacrifice soldiers make for our country is the strength of our nation.

  • Sergeant Lends Ear to Fellow Soldier, Prevents Suicide

    Jun 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!" Soldiers are called upon to fight against the continuing war on terrorism, but one Soldier had to fight a different battle last week when he helped a fellow Soldier who was in need of assistance.

  • Geren Book Reading

    Jun 10, 2008

    SecArmy Geren reads 'Happy Birthday U.S. Army' to children at Fort Myer CDC. Crystal Park reports.

  • Army Appreciation Day

    Jun 10, 2008

    Soldiers at Washington Nationals baseball game for Army appreciation day.

  • Texas Training Guard's First Dive Team

    Jun 10, 2008

    The Texas Army National Guard is currently preparing physically fit and academically minded Soldiers to be a part of the 627th Heavy Dive Team, the Texas GuardAca,!a,,cs first team of divers, as well as the only Guard divers found nationwide.

  • Army Wins Day One at Interservice Pistol Championship

    Jun 10, 2008

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit are continuing to lead in the 49th annual Interservice Pistol Championship Matches, which started June 6 at Phillips Range.

  • National Guard Gets First Lakota Helicopters

    Jun 9, 2008

    The National Guard received its first two UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters last week, marked by a ceremony Saturday in Tupelo, Miss.

  • Joint IED Defeat Organization Steps Up Fight

    Jun 9, 2008

    The director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization told members of the Association of the U.S. Army last week the insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq will not take on the coalition with conventional weapons but that they will continue to constantly use weapons of an asymmetric nature, specifically IEDs.

  • Secretary Begins Army Birthday With Myer Youth

    Jun 9, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren stepped away from his desk at the Pentagon for a few moments, June 9, to spend time with some of the youngest members of the Army Family.

  • IMCOM Realigns U.S. Regions, Creates National Capital Area District

    Jun 9, 2008

    Installation Management Command will realign the boundaries of its three U.S. regions on July 1, moving 13 states and their 11 installations of various sizes from the West Region to Northeast and Southeast regions.

  • Soldiers Pitch in for Army Night at Nationals Stadium

    Jun 9, 2008

    Soldiers participated in the opening events prior to the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. Events included presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, throwing of the first pitch, and participation in the "starting lineup." Additionally, one Soldier was chosen to welcome fans over the loud speakers and announce the "play ball" message to start the game.

  • Ear Infections

    Jun 9, 2008

    Army medical teams help treat residents of San Pedro Sula, Honduras with life-threatening ear infections.

  • Soldiers in Iraq View High School Graduation via Satellite

    Jun 9, 2008

    Deployed Soldiers in Multi-National Division-Baghdad connected with their Families in central Texas to watch their sons and daughters receive high school diplomas via video teleconference June 6-8.

  • Fort Bragg Neuro Center

    Jun 9, 2008

    A Fort Bragg unit is healing the minds of battlefield soldiers. Air Force Master Sgt. Angie Sarchet reports.

  • First Lady Visits Troops in Afghanistan

    Jun 9, 2008

    First Lady Laura Bush visited troops here Sunday during a brief stop on her third trip to Afghanistan, giving words of praise and encouragement to service members for their efforts and results in Afghanistan.

  • Off-Road Prototype Vehicles Tested in Afghanistan

    Jun 9, 2008

    Recently, Soldiers from Combined Task Force Currahee test drove a new vehicle that could help alleviate manoeuvrability constraints in Afghanistan.

  • National Guard Responds to Indiana Flooding

    Jun 9, 2008

    Indiana National Guard troops were activated Saturday to help residents caught in flash flooding across the state when unprecedented rainfall made the already saturated soil unstable.

  • Soldiers Told 'Just Say No' to Question 21

    Jun 6, 2008

    When filling out security-clearance questionnaires, Soldiers have been told to just answer Aca,!A"noAca,!A? to receiving mental-health consultation if it was counseling strictly to deal with stress from combat or related to marital, family or grief issues.

  • Soldiers Honor WWII Veterans at Normandy

    Jun 6, 2008

    Sixty-four years ago, a multi-national force of more than 130,000 Soldiers embarked on what is to this day, the largest one-day military invasion in history.

  • Medal of Honor Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 6, 2008

    The Army unveils Medal of Honor recipient Spc. Ross McGinnis' headstone at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • MP Soldiers Build Rapport With Iraqi Citizens

    Jun 6, 2008

    Military police exuded a genuine, vested interest for the community as they patrolled the Baghdad neighborhoods surrounding Forward Operating Base Loyalty, May 31.

  • Camp Atterbury Resumes Training After Two Tornadoes

    Jun 6, 2008

    It could have easily been a scene out of a blockbuster natural disaster movie after two tornadoes ripped through Camp Atterbury within 10 minutes of each other on Tuesday, but instead Soldiers, Marines and civilians regrouped, restored power, and resumed training.

  • Soldiers, Police Provide Pens, Smiles to Iraqi Children

    Jun 6, 2008

    After being asked by Family members what he or his fellow Soldiers of the 230th Military Police Company needed for their deployment, one Soldier felt the unit didnAca,!a,,ct need anything, but local Iraqi children could use some assistance.

  • Wounded Help Break Ground on Psychological Health, TBI Center

    Jun 5, 2008

    Wounded warriors joined Army and Defense officials Thursday to break ground for the National Intrepid Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in Bethesda, Md.

  • Saving Rare Butterfly, Artifacts Helps Posts Win Environmental Award

    Jun 5, 2008

    Two Army installations received the 2008 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award Wednesday, one for natural resources conservation and one for cultural resources management.

  • Hall of Heroes Induction

    Jun 5, 2008

    The Pentagon held the Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony in honor of MOH Recipient Spc. Ross McGinnis.

  • Army Unveils New Headstone for Medal of Honor Recipient

    Jun 5, 2008

    Pfc. Ross A. McGinnis received the highest military honor possible this week, the Medal of Honor, and on Wednesday a new headstone marking his achievement was unveiled at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • McGinnis

    Jun 5, 2008

    Family and friends honor MOH Recipient Spc. Ross McGinnis at The White House, Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery.

  • Darmstadt Throws Farewell Fest for U.S. Garrison

    Jun 5, 2008

    The city of Darmstadt, Germany, threw a Farewell Fest Friday to say danke schoen and auf wiedersehen to Darmstadt's U.S. military community, and to celebrate more than 60 years of kinship.

  • Army Upgrades Unclassified AKO Portal

    Jun 5, 2008

    This article provides information to the reader on recent upgrades to the AKO unclassified portal. This, along with upgrades to the classified portal and the implementation of AKO Forward, is paving the way to Defense-wide network cetricity (DKO).

  • Army Scientists Developing Hurricane Prediction Models

    Jun 4, 2008

    Hurricane season officially began June 1, but Army scientists and engineers have been working all year developing new models to determine the probability and impact of coastal storms.

  • Army Recognizes 85 Organizations for Logistics Excellence

    Jun 4, 2008

    Hundreds of members of the Army's logistics community gathered to be recognized for their contributions to the Army during the 2008 Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet June 3.

  • Planning First FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

    Jun 4, 2008

    The Army plans to reveal the first of eight manned ground vehicles of the future combat systems.

  • Combined Patrols Helping Iraqis Assume Baghdad Security

    Jun 4, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers took to the shadows Sunday to provide security overwatch for Iraqi volunteers manning a hasty checkpoint in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Bayaa community.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Inducted into PentagonAca,!a,,cs Hall of Heroes

    Jun 3, 2008

    Spc. Ross A. McGinnis, the second Soldier to earn the Medal of Honor in Iraq, was inducted into the Hall of Heroes during a Pentagon ceremony Tuesday.

  • Helmet Sensors, Improved Armor Helping Soldier Survivability

    Jun 3, 2008

    About 7,000 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne and 4th Infantry Divisions who are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are wearing helmet sensors to help Program Executive Office-Soldier improve upon the safety features of the advanced combat helmet.

  • TRADOC In-Depth with Col. Daniel Roper

    Jun 3, 2008

    Col. Daniel Roper, the director of the Army and Marine Corps Counter-insurgency Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., sat down in late January with the TRADOC News Service to discuss COIN. At the time of the interview, Roper had recently returned from Iraq and talks about what the Counter-insurgency Center does to train Soldiers and Marines and gives his assessment of how the COIN operation is progressing in Iraq.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - Melissa Ankerway

    Jun 3, 2008

    Melissa Ankerway, a painter helper, touches up the paint on an unmanned aircraft system trailer.

  • Wideband Global SATCOM: Coming to a theater near you

    Jun 3, 2008

    WGS-1 was launched Oct. 11, 2007 and was activated Apr. 14, 2008, and is now providing invaluable communications capabilities to the warfighter.

  • McKiernan Assumes Command of NATO Forces in Afghanistan

    Jun 3, 2008

    Gen. David D. McKiernan assumed command of NATO's International Security Assistance Force from U.S. Army Gen. Dan K. McNeill during a ceremony in Kabul Tuesday.

  • Birthday Book to Help Youth Better Understand Army

    Jun 3, 2008

    A new book by Army Youth Services was published to help children better understand Army history and their role in the greater Army Family.

  • General Pins on Fourth Star, Prepares for Korea Job

    Jun 3, 2008

    Gen. Walter L. Aca,!A"SkipAca,!A? Sharp was promoted Monday prior to his Tuesday assumption of command of U.S. Forces Korea, the Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command, replacing Gen. B.B. Bell.

  • Chicago Businessmen Gain Insight from Army Leaders

    Jun 3, 2008

    Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq are not only helping with counter insurgency efforts, they are helping connect the people with their governments, Army leaders told Chicago businessmen Friday..

  • Sharp Takes Command in Korea

    Jun 3, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Gen. Walter L. Sharp assumed command today of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, saying the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance will stay Aca,!A"flexible and powerful enoughAca,!A? to deal with any potential threats in the region.

  • President Awards Medal of Honor to Soldier Killed in Iraq

    Jun 2, 2008

    Spc. Ross McGinnis was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President George W. Bush in a White House ceremony Monday.

  • Servicemembers Hold Iron Chef Competition in Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2008

    The love of food, both preparing and serving, coupled with a dose of friendly competition, led to BagramAca,!a,,cs first Iron Chef competition, held at the Aviation Dining Facility on May 28.

  • First Military Spouse Naturalized Overseas

    Jun 2, 2008

    U.S. Customs and Immigration Services held the first-ever naturalization ceremony for a military spouse stationed overseas at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, May 29.

  • Where Eagles Dare: Chinook Crew Supports Nightime Raid

    Jun 2, 2008

    After months of training, American and Iraqi Special Forces, and American CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apache crews all participated in a recent mission here to capture high-value targets in northern Iraq as part of Operation Santa Monica.

  • West Point Commencement Remarks by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jun 2, 2008

    Today we gather to recognize the cadets of the Class of 2008, men and women who, in the spring of 2004, answered the call of our nation, a nation at war-, "Here am I. Send me."

  • 2nd BCT Plants Seeds of Success with Farming Initiatives

    Jun 2, 2008

    After nearly a year in Iraq as the last of the Aca,!A"surge brigades,Aca,!A? the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, has seen the south-Baghdad area transformed from insurgent stronghold to model of peace and security.

  • 10th Mountain Takes Over Iraq's MND-Central

    Jun 2, 2008

    A bright red, white and blue flag with the words Aca,!A"Climb to GloryAca,!A? now flies above Multi- National Division - Center headquarters, symbolizing the transfer of authority from the 3rd Infantry Division to the 10th Mountain Division, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 972 Graduate from U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    May 31, 2008

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (May 31, 2008) - In a stadium where severe weather threatened, 972 cadets graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point today.

  • Army North Prepares for Hurricane Season

    May 30, 2008

    Hurricane season begins in June and U.S. Army North has been planning in order to anticipate the needs of federal, state and local partners and speed any military response to those affected by natural disasters.

  • Anniston Demilitarizes Last VX Projectile

    May 30, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. (May 24) Aca,!" All 139,581 nerve agent VX-filled artillery shells that had been stored here for decades have now been demilitarized at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.

  • Army Expands Battlemind Training

    May 30, 2008

    Due to its success preparing Soldiers for deployment, the Army has decided to transition Battlemind training from a deployment cycle requirement to standard training Armywide.

  • Chicago Area Business Leaders Visit Pentagon

    May 30, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, chief of Army Public Affairs, speaks to the World Presidents' Organization, Chicago Chapter, about communications warfare at the Pentagon Fly-in visit, May 30, 2008.

  • Army Plans 233rd Birthday Celebrations

    May 30, 2008

    Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians nationwide are getting ready to celebrate the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday on June 14 with a weeklong round of cake cuttings, balls, childrenAca,!a,,cs birthday parties and more.

  • First FCS Manned Vehicle to Make Public Debut

    May 30, 2008

    The first of the manned ground vehicles in Future Combat Systems will be unveiled in the week leading up to the Army's 233rd birthday, June 14.

  • Army Continues Fight Against Soldier Suicides

    May 30, 2008

    Despite a new report showing that 2007 had the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest suicide rate since record-keeping began in 1980, Army officials told Pentagon reporters Thursday that new prevention and mental-health efforts are helping Soldiers.

  • Combat Outpost Named for Fallen Soldier

    May 30, 2008

    Soldiers at a remote combat outpost in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, have renamed their base to remember a fallen comrade: Spc. Jacob Lowell.

  • Macaspac Wins His Second All-Army Chess Championship

    May 29, 2008

    First Lt. Arthur Macaspac honed his game by playing tournaments at New YorkAca,!a,,cs renowned Marshall Chess Club and won his second crown in the All-Army Chess Championships May 11-16 at Fort Myer Community Center.

  • Staff Ramps up for JTF-East Exercise in Romania

    May 29, 2008

    Troops from U.S. Army Europe arrived at Mihail Koganiceanu Air Base in Romania last week to serve as the headquarters staff for Joint Task Force East.

  • National Guard Car Takes Second Place at Indy 500

    May 28, 2008

    About 60 Soldiers of the Indiana National Guard were rewarded for their work with free tickets to the Indianapolis 500 to see the Guard-sponsored #4 car run by Panther Racing.

  • MC4 Device Recording Patient Info in Combat Hospitals

    May 28, 2008

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has announced continued expansion of medical information technology to support a comprehensive electronic health record for patients in combat zones.

  • Department of Defense Inspector General Report No. D-2008-098 `Internal Controls Over Payments Made

    May 28, 2008

    On May 22, the Department of Defense inspector general released Report No. D-2008-098 titled Aca,!A"Internal Controls Over Payments Made in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt.Aca,!A?

  • Signal Regimental CSM Reveals Future To Signaleers Downrange

    May 28, 2008

    The Army's transformation efforts signal change for the service's trained communications experts.

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007 " in an awards ceremony June 12 at the Hyatt Crystal City - Arlington, Va.

  • Vanguard Soldiers Pay Respect To Fallen Heroes

    May 28, 2008

    Task Force Vanguard Soldiers honored their fallen brothers during a Memorial Day service May 26 here, 60 kilometers south of Baghdad.

  • Army to Equip Brigade with 'Land Warrior'

    May 28, 2008

    As Land Warrior reaches its first anniversary in combat, the Army is seeking to equip an entire brigade combat team with the high-tech system which increases mission speed and effectiveness and decreases risks to the warfighter.

  • Iowa Guard Helping with Tornado Recovery

    May 28, 2008

    About 175 Iowa National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are now serving on state active duty in support of tornado relief and recovery efforts for northeast Iowa following a category V tornado.

  • CSA Honors Fallen at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    May 27, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the Vietnam Veterans Memorial not only captured the memories and sacrifices of the fallen, but he believes the wall has changed the way people think about that war and that change has benefited Soldiers today.

  • Task Force at Bliss Testing FCS Spin Out 1

    May 27, 2008

    Future Combat System Spin Out 1 items, currently being evaluated by Soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, were demonstrated earlier this month on Capitol Hill.

  • Bronze Star Recipients Lead Memorial Day Parade

    May 27, 2008

    Two Soldiers who earned the Bronze Star in Iraq were among four Army grand marshals for the National Memorial Day Parade May 26.

  • President Honors Fallen on Memorial Day

    May 27, 2008

    Sunshine Monday morning made the white stone of Arlington National CemeteryAca,!a,,cs Memorial Amphitheater gleam as President George W. Bush paid tribute to those that have given their lives to protect their country.

  • 44 Troops in Afghanistan Pledge U.S. Citizenship

    May 27, 2008

    In the presence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, U.S. Immigration ServiceAca,!a,,cs acting director Jonathan Scharfen, and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-101, 44 service members from 21 countries swore oaths of allegiance and became U.S. citizens.

  • CSA Enlists New Troops at Chicago Memorial Day Parade

    May 27, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. administers the Oath of Enlistment to more than 30 new recruits from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps Saturday during the 2008 Chicago Memorial Day observance and parade. Gen. Casey was this years' Grgrand marshal.

  • Present, Future Weapons Displayed on Capitol Hill

    May 23, 2008

    Some of the Army's most high-tech future weapons were recently on display on Capitol Hill as part of the "Empowering Soldiers Through High Technology" exhibit sponsored by the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

  • Second OIF Soldier to Receive Posthumous Medal of Honor

    May 23, 2008

    President Bush has announced that Spc. Ross McGinnis will posthumously be awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony June 2, two weeks shy of what would have been his 21st birthday.

  • Six USAMU Soldiers Competing in Summer Olympics

    May 23, 2008

    Six Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won seven slots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team that will compete at the Olympic Games this summer.

  • Bronze Star Recipients to Lead Memorial Day Parade

    May 23, 2008

    Two Soldiers who earned the Bronze Star in Iraq are among four Army grand marshals for the National Memorial Day Parade May 26.

  • Injured Soldiers Struggle to Maintain Relationships, Intimacy

    May 23, 2008

    When Soldiers return from war with catastrophic injuries, one of their biggest worries is how their spouses and significant others will react.

  • Old Guard Sets 'Flags-In' for Memorial Day

    May 23, 2008

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) began their rounds Thursday afternoon to place a small American flag into the ground in front of every grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery.

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