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  • 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.

  • Army Reserve launches partnership with Auto Group

    Jul 9, 2008

    The U.S. Army Reserve and Crowley Auto Group announced the launch of a public-private partnership that will allow both organizations to recruit, train and employ youth interested n serving the nation and pursuing a career in the automotive industry.

  • It's on FI-YA!

    Jul 9, 2008

    California National Guard provides air support to combat wildfires.

  • An Afghan Drive

    Jul 9, 2008

    A first hand look at Helmand Province in Afghanistan with a National Guard Soldier.

  • Largest DOD child care center ready to open

    Jul 8, 2008

    The largest child care center in the Department of Defense is scheduled to open next week at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Peaceful board game reflects declining violence in Iraq

    Jul 8, 2008

    Two middle-aged men enjoyed a friendly afternoon game of checkers in a busy marketplace formerly known as "Anbar of the north" in Hawijah.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jul 8, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noland and Staff Sgt. Herbert Thompson are named Reserve and Active Component Drill Sergeants of the Year. Dave Annarino was there for the competition.

  • Waivers Standards

    Jul 8, 2008

    The Department of Defense standardizes its waiver policy; four Brigade Combat Teams set to deploy to Iraq.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions

    Jul 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the Army's Greatest Inventions awards program which is dedicated to recognizing the best technology solutions for the Soldier. Winners are selected based upon their impact on Army capabilities (breath of use and magnitude of improvement over existing systems), inventiveness and potential benefit outside the Army.

  • Machinist clears clutter, improves working conditions

    Jul 8, 2008

    A Tobyhanna Army Depot machinist improved working conditions in the machine shop by devising a plan to organize 25,000 tools using 6S proceses.

  • Team makes recommendations for Iraqi agricultural improvements

    Jul 7, 2008

    A team from the Borlaug Institute of Texas A&M University Agricultural Team spent approximately one month with the Vanguard Brigade developing a list of recommendations to improve Iraqi agricultural capabilities.

  • Warrior Transition Units

    Jul 7, 2008

    Warrior Transition Units are turning out to be victims of their own successes.

  • Everglades Restoration

    Jul 7, 2008

    The largest environmental restoration effort in history is underway. One U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project is the first step in Everglades rehab.

  • 1,215 servicemembers re-up in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2008

    Servicemembers from all over Iraq gathered in the Al Faw Palace rotunda at Camp Victory, Baghdad, to re-enlist and celebrate Independence Day.

  • New policies to manage expanding WTU population

    Jul 3, 2008

    In a message to Army commanders and Soldiers Wednesday, the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced plans to address the expanding Warrior Transition Unit population by adding additional cadre and creating exit procedures for nearly-healed Soldiers.

  • AT&T National honors troops during patriotic opening

    Jul 3, 2008

    About 20 wounded warriors were seated beside the No. 1 tee box at the opening ceremony of the AT&T National PGA Tour event, not far from 25 children of deployed parents.

  • Transition team experience makes officers competitive for promotion

    Jul 3, 2008

    The chief of staff of the Army recently acknowledged the importance of service by Army officers on military transition and provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Leaders discuss new joint unmanned aerial operations

    Jul 3, 2008

    Army and Air Force leaders met Monday to discuss developing a new joint unmanned aerial system concept of operations.

  • Guard/Missouri Floods

    Jul 3, 2008

    More than 600 members of the Missouri National Guard remain deployed in communities along the Mississippi River.

  • 1,200 Soldiers to re-enlist July 4 in Iraq

    Jul 3, 2008

    About 1,200 U.S. Soldiers are re-enlisting in a mass ceremony at al Faw Palace at Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad July 4.

  • Slice of Home

    Jul 3, 2008

    Pizza for Patriots Father and Son duo ship out more than 2,000 pizzas to deployed troops.

  • All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 3, 2008

    Marking the 35th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force at the Pentagon.

  • Wounded warriors meet musician, actor Steve Van Zandt

    Jul 3, 2008

    Four Warrior in Transition Soldiers stationed in Vicenza, Italy, experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity June 25 when they met guitarist Steve Van Zant, who is on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Europe.

  • Secretary re-emphasizes Army stance on sexual assault

    Jul 2, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren told senior leaders July 1, the Army would be launching new sexual assault prevention initiatives that he believes will eventually help change society and make every man and woman who enters the American workforce confident that he or she will be free of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

  • Lifetime brings 'Army Wives' to Walter Reed

    Jul 2, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the USO of Metropolitan Washington rolled out the red carpet Tuesday for wounded warriors, real Army wives and the cast and crew of Lifetime channelAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Army WivesAca,!A? for an exclusive screening of the drama series.

  • New Army tool helps identify, control risk

    Jul 2, 2008

    The newest tool in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs arsenal of safety products, the Ground Risk Assessment Tool, facilitates the process of identifying accident hazards and controls for a variety of ground operations and off-duty activities.

  • Olympic Shooting Team Soldiers on TV today

    Jul 2, 2008

    Members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team, which includes six Soldiers, will be featured in an hour-long special of Shooting USA on the Outdoor Channel today. The show will air at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Eastern time on July 2 and 2:00 a.m. July 3.

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.

  • All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 2, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey enlists Recruits and re-enlists Soldiers in Honor of the 35th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • Abizaid Challenges

    Jul 2, 2008

    He no longer wears the uniform, but remains one of the pre-eminent military experts on the middle east. Gail McCabe talks to former U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander, Retired Gen. John Abizaid.

  • Iowa Guard Civil Support Team pulls poisons from flood waters

    Jul 2, 2008

    A National Guard counterterrorism unit has been wet and waist-deep in its battle against hazardous materials caught up in floodwaters in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Enlistment marks 35th year of volunteer Army

    Jul 1, 2008

    Some 31 Americans pledged or re-pledged themselves to service in the U.S. Army Tuesday during a ceremony at the Pentagon to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the all-volunteer force.

  • Four brigades tapped for Iraq rotation

    Jul 1, 2008

    The Department of Defense announced Monday that four brigade combat teams will rotate to Iraq early next year.

  • 35 Years of Your Choice

    Jul 1, 2008

    July 1st marks the 35th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Army.

  • Special Olympics

    Jul 1, 2008

    Michele Michael reports on a young man in Germany who doesn't let his physical challenges cast a shadow on the shining light of his own mind's eye.

  • Bush signs $162-billion War Supplemental, ups GI Bill benefits

    Jul 1, 2008

    President Bush signed a $162 billion supplemental bill Monday that principally will fund U.S. military operations abroad.

  • New policy aims to help prevent loss of leave

    Jul 1, 2008

    Servicemembers expecting to lose annual leave on Sept. 30 due to caps on carryover leave will be the first to benefit from a new policy that allows them to keep more annual leave, earn or hold on to certain special leave categories, and in some cases, sell back accrued leave.

  • All-volunteer Army envy of world says G-1

    Jul 1, 2008

    Today, the Army celebrates the 35th anniversary of end of the draft and the beginning of the all-volunteer force, an occasion the deputy chief of staff for personnel, G-1, called "one of our nation's greatest management successes."

  • Nine Receive Purple Heart at Walter Reed

    Jun 30, 2008

    Nine Soldiers received the Purple Heart in a ceremony held at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Friday.

  • DoD, Department of Education Sign Agreement

    Jun 30, 2008

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and Deputy Secretary of Education Raymond Simon signed an agreement at the Pentagon Wednesday to work together to ease transition challenges for military children.

  • Wiesbaden celebrates Berlin Airlift anniversary

    Jun 30, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" In 1948, a political and military Cold War began when Berlin nearly fell into Josef StalinAca,!a,,cs hands.

  • Dogs help wounded warriors heal at Walter Reed

    Jun 27, 2008

    One of the most popular therapists at Walter Reed Army Medical Center prefers to show his enthusiasm and appreciation by wagging his tail and giving slobbery kisses.

  • Coaliton releases 300 detainees in Iraq

    Jun 27, 2008

    Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of Multi-National Forces-Iraq, joined Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations) and the 300th Military Police Brigade at a ceremony observing the release of about 300 security detainees.

  • E-cyber Mission National Competition

    Jun 27, 2008

    Student finalists attend the national judging event for the Army-sponsored science fair E-cyber Mission.

  • Army Inventions

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Army recognizes its Top 10 Greatest Inventions of 2007.

  • AKO receives charter, new project manager

    Jun 27, 2008

    This story describes the change of charter ceremony hosted Jun 27 at Fort Belvoir. AKO/DKO has received a new leader. He is the first board-selected project manager for the Army's intranet. COL Earl Noble will lead AKO as Defense Knoledge Online become more of a reality.

  • Caring for TBI patients

    Jun 27, 2008

    They walk, talk and stand tall in uniform like other Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., who wear the immediately recognizable combat patches so commonly seen at the post thatAca,!a,,cs home to XVIIIth Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division, among other elite units. Outwardly, people wouldnAca,!a,,ct notice their injuries.

  • Mullen Offers Encouragement as New Africa Command Takes Shape

    Jun 27, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany, June 26, 2008 Aca,!" The top U.S. military officer challenged the U.S. Africa Command staff today to seize the opportunities presented as they stand up a new, uniquely organized command that brings more focus to a vital part of the world.

  • Senior enlisted leaders of 39 nations confer

    Jun 27, 2008

    More than 50 senior noncommissioned officers from 39 armies in Europe and North America met to discuss common issues at the second U.S. Army Europe Conference of European Armies for NCOs in Weiden, Germany, June 10-12.

  • Sesame Street tour going to 43 installations

    Jun 26, 2008

    Instead of asking how to get to Sesame Street, Elmo and the gang will soon be asking how to get to Fort Hood, Fort Bragg and 41 other military installations across the country.

  • Official Praises Proposed Education Benefits

    Jun 26, 2008

    A Defense Department spokesman Wednesday expressed satisfaction that a proposed GI Bill allowing servicemembers to transfer their education benefits to family members passed the first round of congressional voting.

  • Army researchers host educational event for eCYBERMISSION finalists

    Jun 26, 2008

    Scientists and Soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research introduced 16 eCYBERMISSION national finalist teams to various aspects of Army medical research during an educational event Tuesday.

  • FCS capability accelerated for infantry

    Jun 26, 2008

    Soldiers in Infantry Brigade Combat Teams now get the first crack at Future Combat System technology, Army officials said during a conference at the Pentagon June 26.

  • All-volunteer force: success story at 35

    Jun 26, 2008

    The idea of an all-volunteer force, while not new, was born amidst the withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Vietnam in the summer of 1969. President Richard M. Nixon, who had called for an end to the draft during the 1968 presidential campaign, instructed the Army chief of staff, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, to determine the feasibility of ending the ArmyAca,!a,,cs reliance on selective service to fill the ranks.

  • Army hosts national youth 'cyber' science fair

    Jun 26, 2008

    Sixteen teams of students from across the country converged on the nationAca,!a,,cs capital Monday to present a variety of science projects to a panel of judges in the Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • 49ers Coach Visit

    Jun 26, 2008

    49ers head coach Mike Nolan visits troops in Afghanistan.

  • Iraqi army shows great growth in year

    Jun 26, 2008

    The Iraqi army has grown by 60 percent in the last year, and stands now at nearly 180,000 soldiers. The army is also now training its own soldiers, and its effectiveness in combat has allowed it to concentrate more on improving logistics and supply chains.

  • Guard fighting Midwest floods, California fires

    Jun 26, 2008

    National Guard troops fought both Midwest flooding and California wildfires Thursday.

  • Steering Committee completes 10 Family Action issues

    Jun 25, 2008

    Dental care for retirees overseas, more carryover leave for Soldiers, and earlier retired pay for deployed reserve-component Soldiers were three of the 10 issues listed as completed by the General Officer Steering Committee for the Army Family Action Plan at its conference June 5.

  • Army MWR leader named Man of Year by USA Wrestling

    Jun 25, 2008

    Van Stokes has been named Man of the Year by USA Wrestling, the national governing body for amateur wrestling in the United States.

  • Children of deployed troops attend sports, fitness camp

    Jun 25, 2008

    BITBURG, Germany Aca,!" When children of deployed Soldiers get together, thereAca,!a,,cs no need for them to dwell on having a parent serving downrange Aca,!" every kid is experiencing the same rollercoaster of emotions.

  • Army selects 2008 Drill Sergeant of Year

    Jun 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Herbert Thompson IV of Fort Jackson, S.C. and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noland of the 95th Reserve Division in Oklahoma City have been named the 2008 Drill Sergeant of the Year in a competition hosted by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Violence in Iraq Drops to Four-Year Low

    Jun 24, 2008

    Violence in Iraq dropped in May to its lowest level in four years, according to a Defense Department report released to Congress Monday.

  • Balad Opens Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone Service Center

    Jun 24, 2008

    A ribbon-cutting June 17 opened the Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone, or I-BIZ, Service Center at Joint Base Balad, the first of several initiatives to provide local Iraqi business leaders with opportunities to tap into military contracts.

  • NCAA champs visit Pentagon, Army Secretary

    Jun 24, 2008

    Team members, coaches and staff of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, NCAA champs, visit the Pentagon and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, June 24.

  • Mississippi National Guard

    Jun 24, 2008

    The Mississippi National Guard adds two lightweight UH72A Lakota Helicopters to its arsenal.

  • VA Welcomes Vets

    Jun 24, 2008

    The Washington, D.C. VA welcomed 1200 returning vets in a 'Welcome Home Celebration.'

  • Soldiers Bring Hope with Adult Literacy Program in Iraq

    Jun 23, 2008

    Coalition Soldiers recently developed a literacy program and opened it to 500 Sons of Iraq members in four sub-districts of Hawijah, Iraq: Zaab, Abassi, Riyadh, and Hawijah city, areas many military officials considered lost only a year ago, on June 15.

  • Army Wrestler Earns Greco-Roman Berth in Beijing Olympics

    Jun 23, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers secured an Olympic berth by defeating U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammate Spc. Timothy Taylor in the Greco-Roman heavyweight finals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling on June 15.

  • Bagram Hosts Surgeons' Conference

    Jun 23, 2008

    A Regional Command-East surgeons' conference was held at the Jirga Center here, June 18-19, to bring all senior health care leadership in RC-E together, and to discuss current and projected operations that support the military in theatre.

  • Update: Iowa National Guard Continues Flood Relief

    Jun 23, 2008

    The Iowa National Guard, in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies, continued to provide assistance, coordination and planning in support of flood relief operations across the state of Iowa last week.

  • White House Nominates First Female for Fourth Star

    Jun 23, 2008

    President George W. Bush has nominated the new deputy commanding general of Army Materiel Command for the rank of four-star general and the top slot at AMC.

  • Utah National Guard Soldiers Receive Silver Star, Bronze Star

    Jun 23, 2008

    "Bittersweet." -- That's how 1st Lt. Tyler J. Jensen, 19th Special Forces Group, summed up his feelings June 19 about receiving the first Silver Star awarded to a member of the Utah National Guard in decades.

  • Guard Ratchets up in Missouri, Tackles Flooding in 5 States

    Jun 20, 2008

    Missouri is the latest Midwest state to see increasing numbers of National Guard Citizen-Soldiers on duty in the face of the regionAca,!a,,cs worst flooding in 15 years.

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

    Active-duty enlisted Soldiers and future Soldiers in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and make extra money in their off-duty hours.

  • Army Olympians Compete with Pedestrians at Times Square

    Jun 19, 2008

    Army athletes hosted a fitness challenge Wednesday at the Times Square Recruiting Station, kicking off the road to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

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