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  • 'New Horizons' aviators supporting humanitarian missions in Peru

    Jul 31, 2008

    New Horizons Peru-2008 includes the construction of t two schools, three clinics, and two waters wells, as well as nine medical missions, and CH-47 Chinooks are providing support.

  • 'Lone Star' medics helping Rio Grande Valley residents

    Jul 31, 2008

    Texas National Guard troops had to dodge flooded streets, downed power lines and trees after Hurricane Dolly to begin Operation Lone Star, but they are in place and the medical and dental clinics are open to Rio Grande Valley residents for the next two weeks.

  • Online Language Guides

    Jul 31, 2008

    The Defense Language Institute now provides a Website with language guides.

  • Kissimmee River Restoration

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restoring an ecosystem that stretches 9000 square miles in Florida.

  • Working Together

    Jul 30, 2008

    Soldiers and Sailors join together for this year's Joint Logistics over the Shore operation in Camp Pendleton, CA.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Jul 30, 2008

    In an exclusive interview, our Gail McCabe speaks with the Army's second highest ranking civilian.

  • New tool may enhance the way Soldiers communicate with locals in theater

    Jul 30, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division could soon have a new tool for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom that enhances the way they communicate with the people living in Iraq.

  • Soldiers, Sailors train 'over the shore'

    Jul 30, 2008

    Hundreds of Army trucks, Humvees and other vehicles have continually rolled through the Pacific surf and onto the beach here over the past week, just as they did more than 60 years ago during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and 50-some years ago during MacArthurAca,!a,,cs invasion of Inchon, Korea.

  • Interview with Col. Sandusky

    Jul 29, 2008

    Jini Ryan interviews the Commander of the Defense Language Institute about new language products being made available to all Soldiers.

  • New GI Bill provides increased educational benefits

    Jul 29, 2008

    The latest GI Bill considerably improves the opportunity for todayAca,!a,,cs servicemembers to obtain their education, a senior Defense Department official said.

  • Bringing more families to Korea

    Jul 29, 2008

    While the number of command-sponsored positions in Korea doubled over the past few years to the current 3,000, the goal is to give every Soldier the option of bringing family members to Korea, according to the 8th Army command sergeant major.

  • Friendly Neighbors

    Jul 29, 2008

    Louisiana National Guardsmen provide support to local New Orleans residents during daily operations aimed to help the New Orleans Police Department.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Jul 29, 2008

    Army leaders from around the world meet in Atlanta, GA for the 2008 Land Forces Symposium. Gail McCabe reports.

  • California Guard rescues nation's largest Ponderosa Pine

    Jul 29, 2008

    California National GuardAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Task Force PickAca,!A? came to the rescue when the wildfires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest threatened the nationAca,!a,,cs tallest Ponderosa Pine tree.

  • Army dominates Interservice Rifle Championships

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Service Rifle Team of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., won every team match at the 2008 Interservice Rifle Championships July 14 to 22.

  • CHESS consolidated buy period opens for computer products

    Jul 28, 2008

    CHESS, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and SolutionsAca,!A? consolidated buy period opens July 28 and will run through Sept. 30, giving Army customers the chance to buy computer hardware and software at significant savings.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration

    Jul 28, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Dunwoody Confirmed as First Female Four-Star

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody as the first female U.S. Military four-star general.

  • Mechanical arm attaches to vehicles for IED clearance

    Jul 28, 2008

    In Iraq, the Army is fighting a new kind of unconventional warfare. One characteristic of that is the use of improvised explosive devices by enemy insurgents.

  • Guard helping Texans recover after hurricane

    Jul 28, 2008

    More than 800 members of the Texas National Guard and state Guard joined forces with emergency responders in a massive relief operation to help the communities near in the Rio Grande Valley recover after Hurricane Dolly.

  • Texas Guard helps South Texas victims

    Jul 25, 2008

    A look at efforts by the Texas National Guard in response to devastation caused by Hurricane Dolly on the South Texas Gulf Coast. The story focuses on efforts by Strike Force 3, a group of Army National Guard Soldiers from New Braunfels, Texas.

  • Commentary: Bad choices lead to bad consequences

    Jul 25, 2008

    Accidents donAca,!a,,ct just happen. The old cliche that they do is a crutch no Soldier can afford to lean on. Things that just happen arenAca,!a,,ct your fault. If they just happen no one bears responsibility, no one has a role in prevention. We all should know that isnAca,!a,,ct the case. ItAca,!a,,cs all about cause and effect. Accidents take place when individuals make bad choices.

  • Lynch commands III Corps

    Jul 25, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno passed the reigns of Fort Hood and III Corps to Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch in a noncommissioned officer-led ceremony Friday in front of III Corps Headquarters. Lynch, whose last assignment was commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., recently returned from Iraq where he served as commander, Multi-National Division - Center. Earlier that morning, retired Gen. Benjamin Griffin, former 1st Cavalry Division assistant commander, pinned on Lynch's third star in a ceremony at III Corps.

  • Veterans prep for largest annual Wheelchair Games

    Jul 25, 2008

    The 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, scheduled to take place July 25Aca,!"29 in Omaha, Neb., will attract more than 500 veterans with disabilities.

  • 'It was bound to happen' says Becton of Army integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    The Korean Conflict led the way for integration of the Army after President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 calling for equal treatment, opportunities and advancement for black servicemen.

  • Vet remembers integration in post-war Germany

    Jul 25, 2008

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Monroe Sweet was in an all-black unit July 26, 1948 when President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 to provide equal treatment and more opportunities for black servicemen in the Armed Forces.

  • Bold Quest Plus aims to cut 'fog of war'

    Jul 25, 2008

    A coalition team providing humanitarian assistance to a war-torn village receives heavy sniper fire from a nearby building where friendly forces were patrolling earlier.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly

    Jul 25, 2008

    National Guard troops in Texas for Hurricane Dolly.

  • Veterans of Integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    On the 60th anniversary of integration of Armed Forces, veterans who served during that period take a look back.

  • Soldiers Creed

    Jul 25, 2008

    Army Diversity is Army Strong.

  • Stabbing the Beach at JLOTS

    Jul 24, 2008

  • 35 Years as an All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • Dunwoody confirmed as first female four-star

    Jul 24, 2008

    The United States Senate confirmed Wednesday the appointment to the grade of general, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody.

  • Army commemorates 60th anniversary of Armed Forces Integration

    Jul 24, 2008

    On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981, establishing the PresidentAca,!a,,cs Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. It was accompanied by Executive Order 9980, which created a Fair Employment Board to eliminate racial discrimination in federal employment.

  • Army leaders testify to Congress on WTU support

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army leaders testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, outlining initiatives to increase Warrior Transition Unit support to include cadre, medical care providers and facilities for wounded warriors.

  • Guard helping Texans hit by Hurricane Dolly

    Jul 24, 2008

    Hurricane Dolly hit the Texas coast Wednesday with devastating winds and torrential rain, prompting Gov. Rick Perry to declare several southern counties disaster areas and call out the National Guard.

  • JTF-East training rotating from Romania to Bulgaria

    Jul 24, 2008

    About 900 U.S. Soldiers are now beginning their final week of training with Romanian troops at ranges in the eastern half of this former Warsaw Pact nation.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 2

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • National Guard Indy Car

    Jul 24, 2008

    The new #4 National Guard Indy Car propels National Guard recruiting into another sport.

  • Army wins national pistol title for first time in decades

    Jul 23, 2008

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit brought home the top trophies from this year's National Pistol Matches July 10 to 13, besting about 700 pistol shooters from around the country.

  • Corps of Engineers, NOAA deploy 'Smart Buoy' in Chesapeake

    Jul 23, 2008

    An Army Corps of Engineers boat crew and a team of oceanographers deployed the nationAca,!a,,cs latest Aca,!A"smart buoyAca,!A? at the mouth of the Rappahannock River July 19.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 1

    Jul 23, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Integrated Force

    Jul 23, 2008

    The Army celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Integration. Drill Sergeant Lawrence Bessey tells how Basic Trainees benefit from diversity.

  • Texas Guard gears up for Hurricane Dolly

    Jul 23, 2008

    At least 600 Texas National Guard members prepared for storm duty Tuesday, as Tropical Storm Dolly beat a northwestward path over the Gulf of Mexico toward southern Texas.

  • 'Operation Lily Pad' aims to save lives in hurricanes

    Jul 22, 2008

    Louisiana National GuardAca,!a,,cs 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted an exercise Sunday aimed at evacuating refugees in the event of a hurricane striking the state.

  • Fort Irwin NTC

    Jul 22, 2008

    Tech. Sgt. Dwight Hawkins was at Fort Irwin as Soldiers prepared for an upcoming deployment.

  • Joining Together

    Jul 22, 2008

    El Paso, Texas, joined the growing number of American cities to strengthen its commitment to Soldiers.

  • Electronic library kiosk bound for Iraq

    Jul 22, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Camp Victory in Iraq is nearly 2,000 miles from the nearest Army Library in Europe. But soldiers deployed at the sprawling base near Baghdad International Airport will soon have access to a broad spectrum of such resources via an e-Branch kiosk.

  • Najaf Airport provides travel, economic boost to southern provinces

    Jul 22, 2008

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki stepped off the first plane landing in Najaf International Airport and waved to cheering crowds July 20.

  • Soldier continues Jujitsu training while in Iraq

    Jul 21, 2008

    He moved from being locked in the guard to base with little effort, wrapped his opponent's neck in the crook of his arm and locked in until his opponent's head turned fuscia.

  • Freedom Rest helps Soldiers escape

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers melt away stress in the steaming sauna; they lounge around the swimming pool watching one another leap from the high dive; some use the workout room to improve their bodies and their moods. The scene is similar to any resort.

  • Integrated Forces

    Jul 21, 2008

    Under Secretary of the Army reflects on 60th anniversary of Integrated Force.

  • Mercedes Wild

    Jul 21, 2008

    Sixty years after the Berlin Airlift, Mercedes Wild sits down with Spc. Cody Wilson as she tells the tale of her 'Chocolate Uncle.'

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T spells reduced stigma, more choices

    Jul 21, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers seeking behavioral health care on U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt have a myriad of options for care and treatment: Military Family Life Counselors, Social Work Services, psychiatrists, psychologists, chaplains, and now, thanks to the RESPECT-Mil program, primary care providers.

  • Chief says Army needs to replicate Bliss PTSD program

    Jul 18, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey visited Fort Bliss July 13 and said that an innovative program there to treat post-traumatic stress disorders ought to be replicated at other locations across the Army.

  • War of 1812 hero reburied at Congressional Cemetery

    Jul 18, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Alexander Macomb, who won acclaim during the War of 1812 and who served as the second commanding general of the Army from 1828 until his death in 1841, was reburied with his wife, Catherine, at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., yesterday.

  • New programs warn about mixing medicines, alcohol

    Jul 18, 2008

    With more than 12,000 warriors in transition across the Army, and many of them taking prescribed medications, officials said there is the potential for abuse or overdose of medications

  • Army launches new Web site for 'Gifts' to Soldiers

    Jul 18, 2008

    The new Aca,!A"Gifts to ArmyAca,!A? Web site, launched Monday, is an online resource developed to streamline and process gifts to the Army that benefit Soldiers and Families.

  • General Macomb Reburial

    Jul 18, 2008

    Gen. Alexander Macomb, former Chief of the U.S. Army, is laid to rest for the second time.

  • Army preparing for 26th Science Conference

    Jul 18, 2008

    The 26th Army Science Conference may be a few months away, but plans are already well underway for the event, a biennial gathering of Army scientists and the latest technologies revolutionizing the battlefield and the homefront.

  • Delaware becomes 10th state to ratify military Education Compact

    Jul 17, 2008

    Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed House Bill 297 Thursday, making Delaware the tenth state to ratify the Aca,!A"Compact on Education Transition for Military Children.Aca,!A? Adoption of the compact in10 states was needed to make it operational.

  • TRADOC recruiting

    Jul 17, 2008

    The Department of Defense is seeking good men and women to fill the ranks of our military. Gail McCabe spoke with deputy commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, where quality is as much an issue as quantity.

  • New Army parents to get more time at home

    Jul 17, 2008

    Military mothers of newborns, and certain Army parents adopting a child, will be able to stay home longer before deploying or serving overseas starting Aug. 1.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Children Welcome

    Jul 17, 2008

    The new Child Development Center on Fort Myer opens its doors to children of the Military community.

  • Baghdad Patrol

    Jul 17, 2008

    In Iraq, Navy journalist Aaron Hubner met up with coalition forces as they swept the streets.

  • Army cuts ribbon on largest child care center

    Jul 16, 2008

    Fort Myer cut the ribbon on its new Child Development Center July 15. This is the largest CDC in the Department of Defense and was built after 9/11 to house children away from the Pentagon. It's 50,000 square feet with three wings, 28 rooms, three playgrounds and a multi-purpose room. It has space for 438 children.

  • Training tool deploying for first time in August

    Jul 16, 2008

    A team here is preparing to deploy a tool in early August that promises to make training easier, more efficient, and more meaningful for units preparing to deploy to Iraq.

  • 3ID command change marks milestone for returning surge force

    Jul 16, 2008

    Monday's change-of-command ceremony at Fort Stewart, Ga., set against the backdrop of near-daily 3rd Infantry Division homecoming ceremonies, marked one of the last milestones for the surge force thatAca,!a,,cs credited with helping to bring about a dramatic turnaround in Iraq.

  • DLI offers free online language materials

    Jul 16, 2008

    The Defense Language Institute has launched a new Web site that offers hundreds of Aca,!A"language survival kitsAca,!A? and other materials free of charge to deploying service members.

  • Tee-off for Wounded Warriors raises spirits

    Jul 16, 2008

    Wounded warriors and congressmen hit the links together Monday at the Army-Navy Country Club for the Congressional Charity Golf Classic.

  • Career Impact

    Jul 16, 2008

    Ensuring stability is the driving force behind the massive construction effort in Afghanistan. Gail McCabe introduces us to an Army civilian who has built his career with quality construction.

  • Reserve Soldiers Compete

    Jul 16, 2008

    Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

  • Memorial March

    Jul 15, 2008

    North Dakota National Guard memorial march.

  • Lyons' Lessons

    Jul 15, 2008

    Military engineers are helping to rebuild Afghanistan from the ground up. Gail McCabe introduces us to one Soldier who sees Afghanistan as one of the best classrooms she's ever been.

  • Soldiers climb Mount McKinley

    Jul 15, 2008

    Two officers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, reached the 20,320-foot Mount McKinley summit May 17, despite some debilitating challenges during various stages of the expedition.

  • 'Immediate Response' underway in Republic of Georgia

    Jul 15, 2008

    About 300 Georgia National Guard Soldiers arrived in Tiblisi, Georgia, Monday for Immediate Response 2008, a three-week international exercise to help build relationships with coaliton partners from several Eastern European nations.

  • Army beefing up Warrior Transition Unit staffs, policies

    Jul 15, 2008

    Improving Soldier and Family quality of life is a continuing effort for the Warrior Care and Transition Office. As part of that progress the Army announced changes to warrior care that will streamline the program, improve procedures already in place and require all Warrior Transition Units to be fully staffed by July 14.

  • Warrior Transition Units

    Jul 15, 2008

    Recruitment for WTU.

  • Herat Butter

    Jul 15, 2008

    Good techniques are key in reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, especially 'buttering.'

  • METC To Consolidate Enlisted Medical Training At Fort Sam

    Jul 15, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Medical Education and Training Campus July 10 marked another step toward what leaders are calling the largest consolidation of training in the history of the Department of Defense.

  • Missing 10th Mountain Soldiers recovered, returned home after determined search

    Jul 15, 2008

    Coalition forces recovered the remains and equipment of Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez, of Lawrence, Mass., and Spc. Byron Fouty, of Waterford, Mich., west of Jurf As Sukhr on July 8, 2008, led to the site by one of the men who buried them.

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • Army Reserve, D.C. Police sign partnership

    Jul 14, 2008

    The Army Reserve and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department formally signed a partnership Tuesday that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ men and women desiring to serve the nation and the district.

  • Iraqis take lead in Operation Awakening Eyes II

    Jul 14, 2008

    About 600 Iraqi Soldiers conducted a series of raids to disrupt insurgent activity within the Golden Hills region south of Baghdad Thursday.

  • Island Adventure provides break for deployment kids

    Jul 14, 2008

    LANGEOOG, Germany Aca,!" For an Army brat in 2008, a stable and cohesive family life can be a rare luxury, especially if you consider the effects of extended and often repeated deployments of one or even both parents.

  • California calls more Guard troops for fire duty

    Jul 14, 2008

    An additional 2,000 National Guard troops were ordered to state active duty by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday to boost the stateAca,!a,,cs ongoing firefighting efforts and prepare for the threat of additional fires over the next several months, according to a press release from his office.

  • Leaders in Iraq discuss stability, growth

    Jul 13, 2008

    One month Aca,!A"boots on the groundAca,!A? is not enough time to reshape an army or transform a country. It is, however, long enough to show Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, Multi-National Division -- Center commander, a country heading in the right direction, with safer communities and committed military leaders.

  • Secretary: Army accelerating future technology, on path to 'balanced force'

    Jul 11, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren said Thursday that while the Army is stretched, the service is on a path toward balance on a number of fronts, including modernization.

  • Helmand Province

    Jul 11, 2008

    In the southern part of Afghanistan, the Army Corps of Engineers is working hard to build facilities for Afghan Security Forces. Gail McCabe has the story.

  • Sexual Assault Prevntion

    Jul 11, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren attends annual training for sexual harassment and assault prevention at the Pentagon.

  • Guard units receive more high-tech Lakota helicopters

    Jul 10, 2008

    LouisianaAca,!a,,cs Aviation Command last week became the latest National Guard unit to receive the new light utility UH-72A Lakota helicopter.

  • JTF-E training kicks off in Romania

    Jul 10, 2008

    A June 30 ceremony marked the official beginning of Joint Task Force-East's second annual rotation.

  • Field Band performs tribute to Medal of Honor recipient

    Jul 10, 2008

    A special concert by the U.S. Army Field Band July 5 in Latrobe, Pa., honored an American who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country: Medal of Honor recipient Spc. Ross McGinnis.

  • TOG Homecoming

    Jul 10, 2008

    Old Guard Soldiers return from Horn of Africa deployment.

  • Gen. Bismillah Khan Speaks

    Jul 10, 2008

    Gail McCabe speaks with the Afghan National Army's Chief of General Staff.

  • First 'Sky Soldiers' of 173rd Airborne Brigade return from deployment in Afghanistan

    Jul 10, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy (July 9, 2008) -- Advance elements from the six battalions of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team began the unit's return home from a 14-month deployment to Afghanistan this month. That trickle of Aca,!A"Sky SoldiersAca,!A? began to grow into a torrent as about 250 Solders from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) and the 173rd Special Troops Battalion arrived here July 5 to the cheers, hugs and kisses of friends, families and colleagues at their home stations here and in Bamberg, Germany. The remainder of the brigade is scheduled to return throughout July and August.

  • Army breaks 34-year streak of fatal 4th of July accidents

    Jul 9, 2008

    Over the recent 4th of July holiday weekend, no active-duty Soldiers died due to off-duty related activities.

  • Army athletes compete in Olympic Track & Field Trials

    Jul 9, 2008

    Air Force World Class Athlete Capt. Kevin Eastler led military competitors in the Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field by earning his second Olympic berth in the 20-kilometer race walk, as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top competitor finished fourth.

  • Covenant signings part of Independence Day celebrations

    Jul 9, 2008

    During the Fourth of July celebration in Newport News, city officials and leaders from Fort Eustis, Va., took a moment to reflect on the relationship between the community and post by signing the Army Community Covenant.