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  • 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.

  • 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.