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  • Florida National Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Fay

    Aug 19, 2008

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 18, 2008 Aca,!" The Florida National Guard activated about 125 Soldiers and airmen for its planning cells and alerted other units in preparation for Tropical Storm Fay as the storm approached Cuba over the weekend.

  • Long Knife troops receive combat patches

    Aug 18, 2008

    Operation Iraqi Freedom is producing the next greatest generation of some of the finest combat veterans America has ever seen.

  • Iraqi Army participates in Vanguard route clearance class

    Aug 18, 2008

    Iraqi Army Soldiers are participating in the first Vanguard Brigade route clearance course in an effort to improve security in the Babil Province.

  • Civil-military conference unites provinces in capacity building efforts

    Aug 18, 2008

    Coalition, provincial and Iraqi leaders from Multi-National Division Aca,!" Center met with U.S. Embassy and Department of Defense representatives for the first ever Civil-Military Coordination Conference here Aug. 11-13, to promote economic growth in Iraq.

  • Peacekeeping

    Aug 18, 2008

    Missouri National Guardsmen train in Germany for a Mission in Kosovo.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 18, 2008

    Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about Army priorities.

  • Reset program maintains troop readiness

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Army reset program is essential to the readiness and combat capability of the Army, said the outgoing director of integration at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Programs (G-8).

  • Army Family Action Plan

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army Family Action Plan celebrates 25 years of commitment to the Military Family.

  • Kids Train

    Aug 15, 2008

    Spc. Nakisha Nieves shows us that kids can train just like Mom and Dad.

  • Iraqi army confident in ability to defend

    Aug 15, 2008

    Iraqis taking care of Iraqis -- this is the shape of things to come here. Garnering the trust and cooperation of the Iraqi people, Iraqi Army battalions near the oil-rich town of Bayji, have made the turn. No longer is the burgeoning Iraqi Army being coddled by their American counterparts. Rather, according to Military Transition Team Soldiers of the 1st Battlaion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Iraq's defenders are confident, determined and capable of securing its citizens.

  • Army Family Action Plan turns 25 years old

    Aug 15, 2008

    Starting Aug. 15 and in the coming months, the Army will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Army Family Action Plan, senior leaders said, citing an ongoing commitment to families embodied in the Army Family Covenant.

  • UAVs role key ingredient to success in Iraq

    Aug 15, 2008

    Today, more than ever before, the UAV has become an imperative asset for troops on the ground. This is especially true for Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers, who conduct daily missions in and around the Iraqi capital.

  • Army offers language bonus to ROTC cadets

    Aug 14, 2008

    The Army is now offering a monetary incentive for new Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to study critical languages such as Arabic. The language incentive is part of the Officer Accession Pilot Program authorized by Congress to help the Army recruit commissioned officers. The program additionally includes a $5,000 bonus for college students who complete the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course and agree to become Army officers, and authorizes the Army to offer two-year Army-service contracts to experienced doctors and other medical professionals, and chaplains, between ages 43 and 60.

  • Combat survivability has doubled since Vietnam, says assistant secretary

    Aug 14, 2008

    Recent advances in combat medicine are saving servicemembersAca,!a,,c lives at unprecedented rates, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs told a group of government and medical officials at a Aca,!A"Government ExecutiveAca,!A? event Wednesday.

  • JTF-East Bulgaria ramps up for training

    Aug 14, 2008

    Trains rolling into Ziminitsa, Bulgaria, loaded down with vehicles, signaled the onset of operations Monday for Task Force Panther troops scheduled to begin training in Bulgaria as part of Joint Task Force-East 2008.

  • Byers loses in Olympic quarterfinals, vows to wrestle for medal in London

    Aug 14, 2008

    BEIJING Aca,!" After being eliminated Thursday from the quarterfinals of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers vowed to continue his quest for the Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games.

  • Life-Changing Covenant

    Aug 14, 2008

    A family covenant changes a 3-year-old's life forever.

  • Middle Eastern Artillery officers travel to Fort Sill for symposium

    Aug 14, 2008

    The meeting was supposed to get no publicity. The presence of the senior foreign officers was to be released only on a Aca,!A"need to knowAca,!A? basis. Unfortunately for security officers, it was impossible to hide a group of Middle Eastern officers, dressed in their countryAca,!a,,cs uniforms, from the people of Fort Sill and Lawton, Okla.

  • NCO wins second round in Olympic wrestling

    Aug 14, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers wrestles to a victory over China's Deli Liu in the second round of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram tournament Thursday at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium in Beijing. Byers is a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • Reserve NCO sets Olympics age record

    Aug 13, 2008

    At age 56, U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Aca,!A"LibbyAca,!A? Callahan became the oldest U.S. female competitor in Olympic history with a 25th-place finish in the womenAca,!a,,cs 25-meter pistol shooting event Aug. 13 at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

  • 'Kips Bay' air assault brings security to Al Betra

    Aug 13, 2008

    Iraqi Army and Rakkasan Soldiers executed Operation Kips Bay, an air assault to establish a solid IA presence in Al Betra in the early morning hours Aug. 8.

  • Hard Work Pays Off

    Aug 13, 2008

    Spc. Eller takes the 7th Gold for the U.S. in the Olympics.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 13, 2008

    In part three of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about his personal commitment to the Army.

  • Secretary Geren on This Week in Defense News

    Aug 13, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks about the present and the future of the Army on This Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian.

  • Soldier sets two Olympic records en route to Gold

    Aug 13, 2008

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III set two Olympic records en route to winning a Gold Medal in double trap at the Beijing Shooting Range Tuesday.

  • National Guard, British Soldiers aid Afghans

    Aug 13, 2008

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2008 Aca,!" More than 1,000 residents of Ud Kheil village here were treated by Afghan medical staff and received medicine, vitamins and personal items through a joint assistance operation conducted by New York Army National Guard, Afghan and British soldiers Aug. 7.

  • Panama Canal security focus of exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El Salvador Aca,!" Servicemembers and civilians from 20 nations and three international organizations converged at various locations in Central and North America this week for Fuerzas Aliadas (Allied Forces) PANAMAX 2008, a multinational exercise focused on the security of the Panama Canal.

  • Patriot Warrior: New type of Reserve exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    More than 4,000 servicemembers gathered at Fort McCoy last month for what officials are calling a new type of training exercise for the Army Reserve.

  • Retired Army marksman Erickson finishes 21st in Olympic trap

    Aug 12, 2008

    It rained on what might have been four-time Olympian Bret EricksonAca,!a,,cs final appearance on the worldAca,!a,,cs grandest shotgun shooting stage, literally and figuratively.

  • Olympic Opening Ceremony celebrates "One World, One Dream"

    Aug 12, 2008

    The elaborate Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad featured a display of ChinaAca,!a,,cs long and distinguished history and culture intertwined with the Aca,!A"One World, One DreamAca,!A? theme of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

  • A Lineage Kept

    Aug 12, 2008

    A new generation of Easy Company Soldiers are carrying on the Company's rich history and tradition.

  • U.S. helps redeploy Georgian forces

    Aug 12, 2008

    The U.S.-assisted redeployment of Georgian troops from Iraq to their home country began Sunday and continued through Monday, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • Warfighting Conference

    Aug 12, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach.

  • Kaiserslautern holds Warrior Response exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Balloon canisters, normally filled with helium, were packed with chorine. And within minutes of what was to be a joyous celebration Aca,!" a welcome home ceremony for redeploying Soldiers Aca,!" suddenly became chaos as the canisters opened, poisoning the air with yellow gas.

  • Civilian employees begin Senior Fellowship

    Aug 11, 2008

    Four Army civilians have been selected to participate in the Army Senior Fellows Program with one taking graduate classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the others beginning career-development assignments this week.

  • First-ever female wins Forces Command NCO of year

    Aug 11, 2008

    To see her walking through the halls of the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command headquarters here, she looks like an average noncommissioned officer.

  • Dwindling Down

    Aug 11, 2008

    The end is near for Guardsmen battling the fires in California.

  • Prosthetics

    Aug 11, 2008

    Advancement of prosthetic technology lets amputees lead a more normal life.

  • Soldier wins Gold, sets new Olympic record

    Aug 11, 2008

    BEIJING (Army News Service, Aug. 12, 2008) -- Spc. Glenn Eller won the Gold Medal in double trap shooting Tuesday, setting an Olympic record with a total score of 190. Eller's teammate, Spc. Jeff Holguin, finished fourth. Both Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit based at Fort Benning, Ga. Eller went into the final round leading by four shots and hit 45 out of 50 targets, to win the first shooting Gold for Team USA in Beijing.

  • Germans, Americans bid USAG Hessen farewell

    Aug 10, 2008

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs difficult to say goodbye, but as they say, life goes on,Aca,!A? said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gerald Moates following the U.S. Army Garrison Hessen closure ceremony here Aug. 7.

  • Army displays 100 technologies at end of 4-month test

    Aug 8, 2008

    Cutting-edge technologies for both land and air missions were viewed at Fort Dix Tuesday at the C4ISR On-the-Move Event 08, culminating four months of high-tech testing.

  • Wounded Warrior to Aim for Gold in Beijing Paralympics

    Aug 8, 2008

    OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 7, 2008 Aca,!" With the worldAca,!a,,cs attention focused on the Olympic Games that open tomorrow in Beijing, a former 3rd Infantry Division soldier severely wounded in Iraq is gearing up to compete in the Paralympic Games that open there Sept. 6.

  • Soldiers Return

    Aug 8, 2008

    The 316th Army Reserve is welcomed home at a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes.

  • Everglades Research

    Aug 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going back to basics with a research project that shows great potential in South Florida.

  • Silver Star recipient says talking helps counter PTSD

    Aug 8, 2008

    Silver Star recipient Staff Sgt. Omar Hernandez said when he returned from his third tour in Iraq last year, he hesitated to seek help because he did not want to be perceived as crazy or weak.

  • 1st Air Cav receives new heavy-lift helos

    Aug 7, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" From the outside, the CH-47F Chinooks donAca,!a,,ct look much different from their predecessors, aside from the new paint job, but making that observation is like judging a book by its cover.

  • Soldiers test FCS equipment in 'culminating' exercise

    Aug 7, 2008

    Soldiers of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fort Bliss, participated in a three-day training exercise at DoAfA+-a Ana Range Complex July 28-30 that tested the experimental technologies of the Army Future Combat Systems.

  • Business Expo showcases improved security in Iraq

    Aug 7, 2008

    Companies in Babil Province displayed their products at a business exposition Sunday in Iskandariyah, Iraq, about 60 miles south of Baghdad.

  • Soldier finishes second in military pentathlon in Turkey

    Aug 7, 2008

    A Nevada Guardsman finished second in an international military pentathlon event in Istanbul, Turkey, July 4-13.

  • Clarity through Blindness

    Aug 7, 2008

    Army Times 2007 Soldier of the Year talks about how being blind has helped him see.

  • Education Expands Options for Wounded Warriors

    Aug 7, 2008

    Sgt. James FordAca,!a,,cs career imploded the moment an improvised explosive device exploded on a roadside in Afghanistan in October 2007. Two out of the six people present were injured, including Ford. The Soldier sustained a right leg fracture, shattered heel and mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Military Aviation

    Aug 7, 2008

    A relic of the past returns to life after 100 years. Dave Annarino tells the tale.

  • Wheelchair Games help mentor, mend Army vet

    Aug 6, 2008

    Tyler Wilson, a 23-year-old Army veteran, experienced his second life-changing event within three years at the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

  • AMC wins two top Army-level safety awards

    Aug 6, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" Thanks to a renewed command emphasis and commitment to safety and occupational health at every level, the U.S. Army Materiel Command has won two significant Army safety awards designed to recognize, promote and motivate success in accident prevention.

  • Free Fallin'

    Aug 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Female Parachute Team takes the Silver Medal in Slovakia Competition. They now head to Italy for the 2008 Euro Cup.

  • Darmstadt garrison bids Germany farewell

    Aug 6, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" With a lump in the throat and the gift of an American flag to this cityAca,!a,,cs lord mayor, U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt officially ended six decades of service at its inactivation ceremony Aug. 5.

  • Toads and Bats

    Aug 6, 2008

    Hohenfels, Germany boasts some of the largest populations of threatened animals in all of Bavaria.

  • President visits Korea, thanks troops

    Aug 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of KoreaAca,!" President George W. Bush spoke to a full-capacity crowd of servicemembers, families and civilian employees here at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Collier Field House, Aug. 6.

  • Lt. Gen. Chiarelli Promotion

    Aug 5, 2008

    Pentagon promotion ceremony honoring Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, incoming Army Vice Chief of Staff.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Hood, 1st Cav. Div. Soldiers

    Aug 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs senior-most noncommissioned officer recently took the opportunity to meet with 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers.

  • Your Money

    Aug 5, 2008

    Financial Planner Practitioner talks about investing.

  • Butterfly Tour

    Aug 5, 2008

    A rare insect finds refuge within the fence line of a military installation.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • Army opens Prep School at Fort Jackson

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., opened its doors Monday morning to begin offering help to young men and women who fall short on the education needed to join the service.

  • Army begins uniform modification program for wounded warriors

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently began a new program that offers uniform modifications Aca,!" at no cost to wounded Soldiers Aca,!" through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Sixteen Soldiers set to bolster Team USA at Olympic Games in Beijing

    Aug 4, 2008

    Sixteen members of the U.S. Army family will compete, coach or serve as training partners for Team USA at the 29th Olympic Games Aug. 8-24 in Beijing.

  • Army fields first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • The Road to Glory: The Purple Heart

    Aug 4, 2008

    On August 7, 1782, General George Washington ordered 'that whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear on his facings, over his left breast, the figure of a heart in purple cloth, or silk, edged with narrow lace or binding.' Washington made it clear that the badge could be bestowed upon soldiers of any rank. It was the first decoration in the Army to include enlisted troops...

  • Troop Construction

    Aug 4, 2008

    Environmental officials at Hohenfels, Germany, use Soldier labor in construction projects.

  • Making History Again

    Aug 4, 2008

    A team of engineers recreates the Wright Brothers' 1908 Flyer. It's set to be on display at Fort Myer.

  • Army bids farewell to Vice Chief Cody

    Aug 1, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody, the 31st vice chief of staff of the Army, was honored with a farewell from the Pentagon Monday morning and a retirement ceremony Friday on the parade field at Fort Myer, Va.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • Soldiers provide feedback on new gear

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently visited the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here to receive briefings on the latest developments in food, clothing, aerial delivery, shelters and individual equipment, and provide feedback to developers.

  • National cemetery to be built at Fort Jackson

    Aug 1, 2008

    A new national cemetery, which will be adjacent to Fort Jackson, is scheduled to open this fall and will be named the "Fort Jackson National Cemetery."

  • New York agencies partner to help returning Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    Starting today, citizen Soldiers here will now receive mental health screening thanks to a new partnership between the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • Ways to Save

    Aug 1, 2008

    USAA Financial Planner Practitioner gives advice to Soldiers and their Families on how to save money.

  • Soldier of the Year

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers in the National Capital region compete for a spot at the Soldier/NCO of the Year competition in September.

  • Sexual assault prevention policy to focus on changing social norms

    Jul 31, 2008

    The Army plans to launch new initiatives for the prevention of sexual assault during a summit this September in Washington, D.C.

  • '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.