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  • President visits Fort Campbell, 101st

    Nov 26, 2008

    Thousands of necks craned as Air Force One swooped down from a blue sky to deliver President George W. Bush to a Nov. 25 rally in honor of Fort Campbell troops and their families.

  • FOB Delta preps for emergencies

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Delta worked together to save lives and restore calm during a mass casualty exercise here Nov. 21. The exercise gave agencies on the FOB an opportunity to determine weaknesses and make improvements before anyone is injured in an actual emergency.

  • Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition

    Nov 26, 2008

    Soldiers can make their own entertaining safety video, and submit it to the Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Sew much comfort

    Nov 26, 2008

    Communities come together for Warrior Care Month.

  • D.C., Army leaders sign Community Covenant

    Nov 25, 2008

    District of Columbia and Army leaders convened along the Washington waterfront Tuesday morning to sign the Army Community Covenant.

  • Army science conference to focus on 'disruptive technology'

    Nov 25, 2008

    Research that may one day help better train Soldiers, along with helping them heal both physically and psychologically, will be showcased at the 26th Army Science Conference Dec. 1-4 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Partnership against suicides

    Nov 25, 2008

    Army partners with the National Institute for Mental Health.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge

    Nov 25, 2008

    Soldiers test for one of the most prestigious badges.

  • Fort Hood streamlines MEB process

    Nov 25, 2008

    MEB process streamlined for Fort Hood Soldiers

  • Army secretary tours Korea, supports quality of life

    Nov 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Secretary of the U.S. Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, toured U.S. Forces Korea Nov. 23-25 for a three-day orientation visit.

  • Registration still open for AMSC Leadership Symposium

    Nov 24, 2008

    Seats are filling up quickly for the Army Management Staff CollegeAca,!a,,cs 4th Annual Leadership Symposium, scheduled for Jan. 27-29 at the collegeAca,!a,,cs Fort Belvoir, Va., campus.

  • Ordnance clearance mission in Iraq ends, new mission emerges

    Nov 24, 2008

    A ceremony in Iraq Nov. 21, recognized the accomplishment of the Coalition Munitions Clearance Program and the start of the Coalition Munitions Disposal Program.

  • Army transforming NCO education system

    Nov 24, 2008

    A redesign of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs noncommissioned officer education system will bring itAca,!a,,cs curriculum closer to what has been taught to officers in the past, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler.

  • National Guard women

    Nov 24, 2008

    Army National Guard senior female leaders mentor junior female leaders.

  • Archaeologists use GPS technology

    Nov 24, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal archaeologists use technology to map the past.

  • Secretary reaffirms commitment to wounded warriors, Alaska

    Nov 21, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren paid a call on recovering injured Soldiers at Fort Richardson, Alaska, as part of Warrior Care Month. During his trip the secretary visited wounded warriors at the fort's Wilderness Inn dining facility, spoke with Soldiers about their care and took a tour of the barracks.

  • Leavenworth releases Leadership Transitions Handbook

    Nov 21, 2008

    Combined Arms Center and Center for Army Leadership at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., has released a new handbook aimed at formalizing procedures for one of the most difficult periods any leader might encounter Aca,!" transitioning into a new position of leadership.

  • Policy change allows experienced Soldiers to serve longer

    Nov 21, 2008

    A recent extension of retention control points means Soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant and above will be allowed to serve the Army longer, should they desire.

  • AAFES gives troops chance to win Disney cruise

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will provide military Families the opportunity to win a four-night Disney Cruise for four.

  • Army schedules execution of Pvt. Gray

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Army has scheduled the execution of Pvt. Ronald A. Gray for Dec. 10 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind.

  • Army astronaut completes space walk

    Nov 21, 2008

    On the 10th anniversary of the International Space Station Thursday, Army Lt. Col. Robert Shane Kimbrough donned his space suit to service equipment on the exterior of the station.

  • PT upgrade

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Bliss Soldiers update PT routine for injury prevention.

  • USO Warrior Care

    Nov 21, 2008

    The USO opens its doors to Germany.

  • Legacy radio system retired from Army Guard

    Nov 20, 2008

    After more than 50 years in service, the venerable AN/VRC-12 series radio was retired from the Army National Guard in a ceremony Nov. 18 at the Army National Guard Readiness Center.

  • New centers helping families of wounded warriors

    Nov 20, 2008

    A key component of caring for wounded warriors is taking care of their families. That's why Soldier Family Assistance Centers now thrive at 34 Army installations across the globe.

  • CSA focuses on Army families during visit

    Nov 20, 2008

    Stabilization, family readiness, dwell time, veteran and wounded warrior care and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq -- these are the topics Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed during his visit to Fort Hood while meeting with the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division, Nov. 17.

  • Operation Rising Star

    Nov 20, 2008

    Army spouse is a Rising Star.

  • Ethno footprint

    Nov 20, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal collects stories from people displaced when the installation opened.

  • Army to launch SportBike RiderCourse

    Nov 19, 2008

    The 210 Soldiers killed in accidents during fiscal year 2008 included 51 who were riding motorcycles off duty.

  • Login changes to bolster AKO security

    Nov 19, 2008

    Operators of the Army's Web-based information portal "Army Knowledge Online" plan to implement new security procedures on the system as early as January.

  • 'Sex Signals' tour teaches awareness, prevention

    Nov 19, 2008

    Soldiers filed into Howze Theater on Fort Hood, Texas Nov. 6, for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training, expecting a slide show presentation.

  • FCS launcher to protect new class of Navy ship

    Nov 19, 2008

    The Non-Line of Sight Launch System, being developed as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems, has been selected for use aboard the first of the U.S. NavyAca,!a,,cs Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Freedom.

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

    Nov 19, 2008

    I A.M. Strong. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program.

  • Army Astronaut

    Nov 19, 2008

    Soldier in space.

  • Lionshare '08

    Nov 19, 2008

    The community gets in on Army Training.

  • Chief of staff visits Brooke Army Medical Center

    Nov 19, 2008

    Warrior Care Month allows us to restate our commitment to the SoldierAca,!a,,cs life, said Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, during a Purple Heart Ceremony on Nov. 17 at the Center for the Intrepid.

  • Iron Chef gets creative with MREs

    Nov 18, 2008

    Can a celebrity chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author and winner of the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Iron Chef,Aca,!A? create five-star, restaurant-quality dishes out of two Meals Ready to Eat'

  • Healthcare Covenant part of Walter Reed 'Service Day'

    Nov 18, 2008

    Army Service Day and Warrior Care Month activities Monday began with the signing of a Warrior Healthcare Covenant at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Give an Hour

    Nov 18, 2008

    Give an Hour is a non-profit organization that provides free mental health service to U.S. Military personnel and their families.

  • Desert Challenge

    Nov 18, 2008

    Wounded warriors find an oasis of healing in the desert.

  • Wounded, injured Troops enjoy dinner, camaraderie at local dinners

    Nov 18, 2008

    As ghostlike Capitol Hill workers scurried through a cold, misty fog early Friday evening, a nearby group of wounded and injured warriors cosseted in a warm room broke bread and shared stories about far-away lands and future hopes.

  • Helicopter battalion to relocate from Korea to U.S.

    Nov 17, 2008

    The 1-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in Korea will relocate to Fort Carson, Colo., in March and then train for deployment to Iraq in the fall of 2009, Army officials announced Monday morning.

  • New EW career field to 'blind enemy' with science

    Nov 17, 2008

    By 2010 the Army expects to have more than 1,500 Soldiers trained in the art of "blinding and deafening" America's enemies by wielding the radio spectrum as a weapon.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 17, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody took the reins as the 17th commander of Army Materiel Command Nov. 14 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Before assuming command, Dunwoody had been promoted at the Pentagon becoming the first female four-star flag officer in U.S. history.

  • FCS Active Protection System in 'Top 50' inventions

    Nov 17, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Active Protection System, designed to safeguard Soldiers and vehicles from incoming fire, has been named one of the best inventions of 2008 by Time magazine.

  • Female four-star

    Nov 17, 2008

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody takes over as Commander of Army Materiel Command at a ceremony on Fort Belvoir

  • Students meet Veterans

    Nov 17, 2008

    Students and Korean War Vets meet to discuss the not-so-forgotten war.

  • First female general

    Nov 14, 2008

    Gen. Dunwoody is promoted to Four-Star General in a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Army promotes first woman to four-star general

    Nov 14, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in the U.S. armed forces at a promotion ceremony Friday morning in the Pentagon.

  • Outgoing general: FCS success credit to evaluators

    Nov 14, 2008

    The Army Evaluation Task Force at Fort Bliss, Texas, is "making Future Combat Systems happen," said the outgoing FCS program manager.

  • Army astronaut blasts off for space station

    Nov 14, 2008

    Army Lt. Col. Robert S. Kimbrough blasted off Friday evening aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on a scheduled 15-day mission to the International Space Station.

  • VCSA speech at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Annual Leadership Training Conference

    Nov 14, 2008

    VCSA speech at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Annual Leadership Training Conference on 27 October 2008.

  • Address to Alvin Bernstein Lecture Series - Johns Hopkins University

    Nov 14, 2008

    VCSA speech to during the Alvin Bernstein Lecture Series at Johns Hopkins University on 6 November 2008

  • Cross Service Coordination: Navy offers Safe Harbor to wounded sailors

    Nov 14, 2008

    The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are fought in deserts and mountains far removed from the oceansAca,!a,,c blue waters. But U.S. Navy sailors are increasingly seeing desert and mountain combat as they augment the units of traditional foot soldiers and medics.

  • Top performers to release second CD for troops

    Nov 14, 2008

    Some of the music industry's hottest singers and bands are set to release a free CD of their top hits for servicemembers and their families for the second year in a row on Nov. 25.

  • Warrior, Family Support Center gets upgrade in San Antonio

    Nov 14, 2008

    A new $4 million, 12,000-square-foot Warrior and Family Support Center is slated to open Dec. 1, boasting its own dining room plus a great room, a classroom, a video game room and, overall, just a lot more room.

  • Healing environment for Wounded Warriors

    Nov 14, 2008

    If youAca,!a,,cre a wounded Soldier, Redstone Arsenal is a great place to mend. Far from the battlefield and away from large units of Soldiers preparing for deployment, Redstone has established itself Aca,!" through its Fox Army Health Center Warrior Transition Unit and Community Based Warrior Transition Unit Aca,!" as an ideal healing environment for Soldiers with physical and psychological injuries or illnesses. Aca,!A"Their job when they get here is to get better,Aca,!A? said Dr. (Maj.) Mike Madkins, who oversees the medical care for the Fox WTU Soldiers. Aca,!A"We ask them a lot of questions about things that could impact their healing. Hopefully, we will create an environment for them where they will heal and focus on their mission to return to their unit. Everything weAca,!a,,cre doing is focused toward their healing.Aca,!A?

  • First lady

    Nov 14, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Dunwoody is the first female Four Star General in the U.S. Army.

  • Shuttle Endeavor

    Nov 14, 2008

    Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough prepares for launch time.

  • Voting deadline nears to determine 'Rising Star' winner

    Nov 13, 2008

    Online voting for the Military Vocalist of the Year in the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored Aca,!A"Operation Rising StarAca,!A? Contest will be open until 10 a.m. Friday at OpRisingStar.com

  • Royal Hospital Chelsea pensioners visit Pentagon

    Nov 13, 2008

    Five British soldier pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea in England paid a visit to the Pentagon Wednesday to listen to how the U.S. Army is handling the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, and heard insights from the Sergeant Major of the Army as well as what his job encompasses.

  • Army looks to new technology for possible follow-on to M-4

    Nov 13, 2008

    Army and industry leaders gathered Thursday to exchange information about the latest advances in small-arms technology and to look for a weapon that could be a follow-on to the M-4 carbine.

  • Sexual assault prevention

    Nov 13, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren speaks out against sexual assault.

  • Last known WWI vet celebrates Veterans Day

    Nov 13, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe Jr. greets America's only known surviving World War I veteran, Frank Buckles, 107, at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 11. Rowe, who spoke at the gathering, spoke with Buckles and, with other well-wishers thanked him for his service and wished him full recovery from a recent bout with pneumonia. The Charles Town, W.Va., native entered the Army at age 16 and rose to the rank of corporal.

  • Walter Reed inspires hospital administrator to rejoin Army

    Nov 13, 2008

    A former Soldier and hospital administrator from Texas watched the unfolding news reports about Soldiers and Walter Reed Army Medical Center here last year with excitement and optimism.

  • Partnership against suicides

    Nov 13, 2008

    Army partners with National Institute for Mental Health.

  • Carson Country

    Nov 13, 2008

    The U.S. Corps of Engineers are improving installations Army-wide with green construction. Look at Fort Carson's rapid expansion.

  • Vice president thanks veterans at Arlington service

    Nov 12, 2008

    Vice President Dick Cheney spoke to hundreds at the 55th annual Arlington National Cemetery VeteranAca,!a,,cs Day observance, praising the courage and valor of American Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen.

  • World Affairs Council members 'fly-in' for inside look at Army

    Nov 12, 2008

    "It's very hard as a citizen, watching the news, to get an appreciation for what's really happening on the ground (in Iraq)," said retired Army Col. Marc Hildebrand, following a briefing on the conditions in Baghdad from Col. J.B. Burton, Deputy Undersecretary of the Army executive officer and recent brigade commander in Iraq.

  • First female four-star general promoted Friday

    Nov 12, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in U.S. military history in a Pentagon ceremony and later assumed command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command from outgoing commander, Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin at Fort Belvoir Friday.

  • Former WACs remember women's Army

    Nov 12, 2008

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur called them Aca,!Eoemy best Soldiers,Aca,!a,,c during World War II, saying that the women serving in the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps worked harder, complained less and were better disciplined then many of his male Soldiers.

  • An American cemetery in France

    Nov 12, 2008

    Take a look at the largest American cemetery overseas.

  • Cheney thanks veterans during Arlington event

    Nov 12, 2008

    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. Aca,!" Vice President Richard B. Cheney thanked U.S. veterans of all wars during the annual Veterans Day ceremony here, and said the men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan carry on their legacy of service, bravery and sacrifice.

  • Navajo women, servicemembers relate history of female veterans

    Nov 12, 2008

    The Women in Military Service for America Memorial was the site of a joint-services, Veterans Day celebration that featured women from all branches of the military, along with 11 female Navajo veterans.

  • Arlington National Cemetery to host Veterans Day ceremony

    Nov 10, 2008

    The 55th Annual National Veterans Day Observance will take place at Arlington National Cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m.

  • Army launches ad campaign on Veterans Day

    Nov 10, 2008

    The Army launched three new nationally televised advertisements on Veterans Day with the theme "Strength like no other."

  • Secretary Geren congratulates recruiters for exceeding goals

    Nov 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren spoke to Army Recruiting Command leaders during a San Antonio recruiter-of-the-year ceremony Oct. 28 and congratulated them on exceeding fiscal year 2008 goals.

  • Paying tribute

    Nov 10, 2008

    Gen. Petraeus thanks the troops on Veterans day.

  • Veterans Day

    Nov 10, 2008

    A WWII Vet speaks about Veterans Day.

  • Warrior Care: Survivability begins with Soldier

    Nov 7, 2008

    "The progress that has been made in taking care of our Soldiers and the increasing survivability of Soldiers starts with the Soldier," said Secretary of the Army Pete Geren.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier & Family Assistance Center

    Nov 7, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Howard Mann, Pfc. Michael McCulley, Honorable Nelson M. Ford, Under Secretary of the Army and Spc. Bradley Clark pose for a picture together.

  • Sergeant Loses Leg in Iraq, Refuses to Accept Defeat

    Nov 7, 2008

    A bomb disguised as a cigarette stand on the side of an Iraqi highway ended up claiming Army Sgt. Robert M. Price IIIAca,!a,,cs right leg below the knee Jan. 14, 2007, but it didnAca,!a,,ct take away his will to succeed.

  • Protect your identity

    Nov 7, 2008

    Steps to protect your identity.

  • Wounded running

    Nov 7, 2008

    A wounded warrior's desire to run.

  • IMCOM-Europe signs environmental agreement

    Nov 7, 2008

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany Aca,!" Protecting the environment is taken seriously in Germany and other European communities. Accordingly, on her first visit to U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, met with representatives of the state of Rheinland Pfalz and the German federal government to sign an agreement that affirms the commitment U.S. forces have in abiding by German and European Union environmental protection guidelines.

  • Army's chief of staff visits Fort Monmouth and discusses Army Imperatives

    Nov 6, 2008

    In a visit by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife, Sheila, to Fort Monmouth Wednesday, the Army's senior-ranking general officer talked to Fort Monmouth leaders, its workforce and future officers about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs four imperatives to Aca,!A"restore balanceAca,!A? now and for the future.

  • Warrior Care: Progress includes recovery coordinators, joint care plan

    Nov 6, 2008

    The Defense Department is hiring about 30 specialists who will map out a path to recovery for seriously injured servicemembers and their families. The plan will be consistent across the services, officials said.

  • Staying Power: Army program reinvents wounded care

    Nov 6, 2008

    When the first news stories broke in February 2007 detailing a breakdown in Soldier and family care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., senior Army leaders scrambled into action.

  • Pentagon examines new treatments for warriors' psychological care

    Nov 6, 2008

    The Defense Department is investigating new treatments as part of a focused, sustained campaign to assist wounded warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, a senior U.S. military official told Pentagon journalists recently.

  • Make a movie - save a life

    Nov 6, 2008

    With the launch of a peer-to-peer video competition, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center hopes to harness the power of peer influence to help prevent accidents and save lives.

  • Dwell time

    Nov 6, 2008

    Gen. George Casey talks about increasing dwell time for Soldiers deployed.

  • Archeologists use GPS to preserve history

    Nov 6, 2008

    Archaeologists use technology to map the past.

  • Armed Forces Inaugural Committee ramping up

    Nov 6, 2008

    With the presidential election now over, the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee is ramping up to support the upcoming transition of commanders-in-chief.

  • Mosquito Coast

    Nov 5, 2008

    Joint efforts in Central America region are supporting stability and prosperity.

  • Corps waives rec-area fees for vets on Veterans Day

    Nov 5, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will waive all day-use fees for veterans, servicemembers and their families at its recreation areas nationwide on Nov. 11.

  • PT

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Bliss, Texas, Soldiers improve their PT routine for injury prevention.

  • Troops in Iraq become U.S. citizens on election day

    Nov 5, 2008

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" On a day when Americans exercised their right to vote, 186 servicemembers deployed across Iraq became U.S. citizens today at Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory here.

  • New Army office focuses on energy diversity, security

    Nov 4, 2008

    The Army recently established the Energy and Partnership Office to not only conserve energy, but also to reduce the ArmyAca,!a,,cs dependence on the civilian power grid.

  • Sustainment Soldiers return home from 15 months in Iraq

    Nov 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The faces of about 200 Soldiers from the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) changed rapidly from weary and tired from days of travel to upbeat and excited as they walked through the doors of the Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center here Nov. 3.

  • Strike force trains recruiters, enlists applicants

    Nov 4, 2008

    A team comprised of the 1st Recruiting Brigade Mobile Recruiter Training Team and 22 company operation trainers successfully enlisted 80 applicants during Operation Strike Force Victory, a program continuing to provide results long after its end.