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  • iPods

    Nov 4, 2008

    Beware of headphones that may be damaging to your ears.

  • U.S. Army Europe Stryker Soldiers return from deployment to tackle reintegration

    Nov 4, 2008

    VILSECK, Germany (Nov. 4, 2008) -- Months of preparation go into a unitAca,!a,,cs deployment, and the same can be said of its deployment back home. With about 4,000 Soldiers of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment currently returning here from deployment, the Aca,!A"DragoonsAca,!A? have been easing back into the community while being saluted at welcome home celebrations and digging into a seven-day reintegration program. It took four months of planning to put that reintegration program in place for 2nd SCR Soldiers, Vilseck officials said.

  • State Partnership for Peace units pair up for deployment

    Nov 4, 2008

    A task force of Latvian soldiers supplemented by members of the Michigan Army National Guard Aca,!" debuted their efforts as a combined unit during Operational Mentor and Liaison Team training in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Postal service sets holiday mailing guidelines

    Nov 4, 2008

    As the holidays approach and military families start thinking about what theyAca,!a,,cre going to send loved ones serving overseas, there are a few dates to keep in mind.

  • Europe Warrior Transition Units continue to grow

    Nov 3, 2008

    Warrior Transition Units in Europe have made strides in coordinating the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of wounded warriors since the four WTUs stood up officially in January 2008.

  • Ground-breaking senior NCO shares her experiences

    Nov 3, 2008

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Pritchett entered the service on July 2, 1973, it was into the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps and she recently shared her memories of what it was like to transition from an all-female force into an integrated Army.

  • Bragg volunteer to receive VIP award

    Nov 3, 2008

    The National Military Family Association recently announced recipients of the Very Important Patriot award, honoring a Fort Bragg widow who started a wounded Soldier outreach committee in response to her husbandAca,!a,,cs death.

  • Future leaders

    Nov 3, 2008

    Sgt. Major of the Army Preston talks about the future of the NCO.

  • Army Marksmen

    Nov 3, 2008

    Army Olympic gold medalists look forward to London 2012.

  • Army Parachute Team graduates first wounded warrior and largest female class

    Oct 31, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Parachute Team graduated 12 Soldiers including five females and the team's first wounded warrior.

  • AKO recognized by DOD as information delivery standard

    Oct 31, 2008

    Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online, having just achieved itAca,!a,,cs one billionth user log on at the end of September, received a third place award for improving information delivery and saving the Department of Defense millions of dollars by providing a portal that will become the standard for all DoD agencies.

  • November: Warrior Care Month for Army, DOD

    Oct 31, 2008

    Beginning Nov. 5, the Army and its sister services will direct national attention to one of the Defense Department's highest priorities -- wounded and ill warriors. As directed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, November has been designated as "Warrior Care Month." Each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces has events planned during the month to highlight warrior care.

  • Engaging targets

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers train to sharpen their marksmanship skills on a firing range. However, in actual combat, with the enemy shooting at them, hitting their Aca,!A"targetsAca,!A? can be much more difficult.

  • Soldiers get in the game with DISE

    Oct 31, 2008

    Imagine an exercise where Soldiers move around in full body armor, storm into Military Operations on Urban Terrain sites, travel in Humvees or Strykers, fire their weapons at Aca,!A"enemyAca,!A? combatants, call in support from Army helicopters, encounter improvised explosive devices, conduct convoy operations, and maybe even take a simulated bullet.

  • JMTC vehicle simulators

    Oct 31, 2008

    At the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Joint Multinational Training CommandAca,!a,,cs Training Support Activity-Europe, Soldiers hone their heavy-equipment operating skills using the Mobile-Close Combat Tactical Trainer, and receive enhanced training for light-wheeled vehicles using the Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer.

  • JMTC Medical Training Facility in Europe

    Oct 31, 2008

    Fourteen Soldiers are ambushed upon entering a small building. In a room filled with smoke, the sounds of gunfire, explosions and screams of agony, the Soldiers find several casualties with a multitude of injuries. The Soldiers treat the wounded.

  • I Corps prepares for deployment during Unified Endeavor

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers with I Corps Headquarters and its subordinate staff here wrapped up participation in a week-long mission rehearsal exercise meant to prepare them for their upcoming mission as Multinational Corps-Iraq.

  • Digital University: Training without sweating

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct always have to carry a weapon, crawl into an M-1126 Stryker ICV, don their interceptor body armor, or even break a sweat to train.

  • USARCENT celebrates 90 years, command takes on more responsibility

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers, families and civilians from U.S. Army Central (USARCENT) will celebrate its birthday this week with sporting events and a birthday ball, marking 90 years of service to the nation.

  • Grafenwoehr shoot house: 'Like an action movie set'

    Oct 31, 2008

    At the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southern Germany, Soldiers train in a Aca,!A"shoot houseAca,!A? unlike any in the Army.

  • Fire rescue

    Oct 31, 2008

    Fire Rescue team trains to save survivors on steep mountain passes.

  • Therapy dogs

    Oct 31, 2008

    Therapy dog helps Soldier with PTSD heal.

  • Hohenfels plans new FMWR initiatives

    Oct 31, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels strive to provide American and international troops access to one of the premier military training sites worldwide, while at the same time remaining ready themselves to deploy whenever and wherever needed.

  • Army looking at testing flexible-display devices

    Oct 30, 2008

    The Army is two to three years from field testing communication devices with flexible display screens, said the director of the Flexible Display Center at Arizona University, Dr. Gregory Raupp, in an interview with online journalists Tuesday.

  • Army launches sexual assault prevention Web site

    Oct 30, 2008

    The Army has launched a new Sexual Assault Prevention Program Web site as part of its I. A.M. Strong campaign.

  • A Royal honor

    Oct 30, 2008

    Two Soldiers are inducted into the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

  • Civilians deploy

    Oct 30, 2008

    700 U.S. Army Corps Engineers civilians are deployed, and behind every one is a story, a family, and a sacrifice.

  • Chief: Dwell time increase will enable Army to balance

    Oct 30, 2008

    Soldiers and their families can expect to spend more time together between deployments thanks to continuing success in Iraq and the steady growth of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks, the serviceAca,!a,,cs top officer said.

  • Army, NIMH begin suicide study

    Oct 29, 2008

    The Army and the National Institute of Mental Health together have begun a five-year, $50-million research program into the factors behind Soldier suicides and how to prevent them, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren told reporters today at the Pentagon.

  • Army awards development contracts for JLTV

    Oct 29, 2008

    The Army announced Oct. 29, the awarding of three contracts for technology development on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

  • French soldiers train for Afghanistan

    Oct 29, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany - French soldiers were at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center learning how to use airpower to sustain them as they gear up for their six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Comfort food

    Oct 29, 2008

    Army takes Gold in hot food competition at the Culinary Olympics.

  • Thinking man's range

    Oct 29, 2008

    Soldier's use their most powerful weapon: their own minds.

  • Two U.S. officers receive British honors

    Oct 29, 2008

    The award Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was bestowed on two Army lieutenant colonels during a ceremony at the British Embassy, Oct. 28.

  • First-time marathoners win 33rd running of Marine Corps Marathon

    Oct 28, 2008

    First-time marathoners with strong military ties won the menAca,!a,,cs and womenAca,!a,,cs open divisions of the 33rd Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 26.

  • AW2 opens its doors to more wounded warriors

    Oct 28, 2008

    The Army Wounded Warrior Program has expanded itAca,!a,,cs criteria so more severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers can participate, the programAca,!a,,cs leaders said in an interview Friday.

  • Testimony continues in case of two officers killed in Iraq

    Oct 28, 2008

    Claymore mine fragments were among evidence introduced Monday at Fort Bragg in the court-martial of Staff Sgt. Alberto Martinez, charged with murdering two officers in Iraq.

  • Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2008

    Nine Soldiers receive Purple Heart at Walter Reed.

  • Army Wives

    Oct 28, 2008

    On the set of Army Wives.

  • Program to provide free YMCA family memberships

    Oct 28, 2008

    Families of deployed National Guard and Reserve troops -- along with some active-duty servicemembers not currently stationed near a military installation -- are now eligible for free family memberships at local participating YMCAs.

  • Marksmanship Unit first to win Sniper Competition two years in row

    Oct 27, 2008

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit beat out more than 30 teams from France, Canada, Spain, Denmark, Ireland and different branches of the U.S. military to win the International Sniper Competition for the second consecutive year Oct. 16-21 at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army culinary team savors success with culinary olympics silver

    Oct 27, 2008

    After earning two gold medals in the hot and cold food competitions, the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team was presented the silver medal overall Oct. 23 at the World Culinary Olympics award ceremony.

  • Army's first woman Stryker driver lives for challenge

    Oct 27, 2008

    A string of chances before deploying from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, enabled a Soldier now in Baghdad to become the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first woman Stryker Armored Vehicle driver, an experience she says changed the course of her Army career.

  • Picatinny police officers aide in search and rescue

    Oct 27, 2008

    Four Picatinny Arsenal police officers assisted a local community in searching for a lost hiker by using night-vision-capabilities.

  • Youth obesity

    Oct 27, 2008

    TRADOC's Commanding General talks about youth obesity and resolutions to solve it.

  • Patriot Day in Chicago

    Oct 27, 2008

    Troops are saluted in Chicago's White Sox Stadium.

  • U.S., Latvian forces train together for Afghanistan

    Oct 27, 2008

    Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers are teaming up with soldiers from Latvia for a nine-month tour in Afghanistan. They are in the final stages of their deployment training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Germany.

  • Bridging the Gap: Redeployment isn't always smooth for Army Families

    Oct 27, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" All Eva Creel wanted for 12 months was for her husband to come home from Afghanistan to be by her side

  • Team River Runner

    Oct 24, 2008

    The River Runner group helps veterans heal. The River Runner group helps veterans heal.

  • Soldier earns rare honor for heroic actions in Iraq

    Oct 24, 2008

    The deep boom of an explosion shook the ground and awoke Staff Sgt. Christopher Waiters from sleep on April 5, 2007. The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldier had bedded down seconds before at the end of a nine-hour guard-duty shift in Old Baqubah. A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device had detonated on a street nearby, engulfing a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and its crew in flames. That insurgent attack led to the events that culminated in WaitersAca,!a,,c receiving a Distinguished Service Cross, only the 17th awarded since the war on terrorism began and the first to a Fort Lewis-based Soldier.

  • Ronald McDonald House

    Oct 24, 2008

    The Ronald McDonald House comforts families.

  • Landstuhl opens USO Warrior Center

    Oct 24, 2008

    Within moments of cutting the ceremonial ribbon Oct. 21 for the newly opened USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Sgt. Sheena Whitney was transported to her family and pet dog back in Millers Port, Ohio.

  • 'Ordinary' Army Reserve Soldier receives Silver Star for 'extraordinary' heroism

    Oct 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"I donAca,!a,,ct consider myself a hero,Aca,!A? said Army Reserve Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske. Aca,!A"I was just an ordinary guy put in an extraordinary situation. I reacted based on my upbringing, training and compassion, and thankfully, it worked out in the end.Aca,!A?

  • NIMH to study factors that cause suicide

    Oct 23, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Thomas R. Insel, director, National Institute of Mental Health, signed a memorandum of agreement Oct. 23. Under the MOA, the NIMH will conduct a research study for the Army that will focus on the mental and behavioral health of Soldiers, with particular focus on the multiple determinants of suicidal behavior.

  • Former Army Secretary Harvey's portrait unveiled at Pentagon

    Oct 23, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomed Former Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey back to the Pentagon Oct. 22 for the unveiling of HarveyAca,!a,,cs official portrait.

  • Couple joins Army together

    Oct 23, 2008

    Nineteen-year-olds Jodi Boatman and Shaun A. Blagg, both seniors in the fall of 2006 at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, Calif., never knew the Army could provide them opportunities which real life wasnAca,!a,,ct necessarily affording them Aca,!" both in their careers and their marriage.

  • Anniversary honors achievements of women warriors

    Oct 23, 2008

    Beginning this week and through mid-November, the Army will honor the achievements of its women warriors as part of a three-week Aca,!A"Celebration of Women in the Army.Aca,!A? The commemoration coincides with the anniversary of the full integration of women into the Army 30 years ago with the disestablishment of the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps by former President Jimmy Carter Oct. 20.

  • School money / Happy 52 USAMU

    Oct 23, 2008

    The Army scholarship foundation; USAMU celebrates 52 years of service.

  • Expert Infantry Badge

    Oct 23, 2008

    Airborne Infantry test for coveted badge.

  • Secretary Geren awards 9 Soldiers at Walter Reed

    Oct 23, 2008

    Nine Soldiers received the Purple Heart and one of them the Bronze Star Medal with Aca,!A"VAca,!A? device from Secretary of the Army Pete Geren during a ceremony Oct. 23 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Five corporations join Army Spouse Employment Partnership

    Oct 22, 2008

    Five corporations vowed to help SoldiersAca,!a,,c wives and husbands find work by joining forces with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership during the Association of United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs annual meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

  • Aca,!EoeSoldier ShowAca,!a,,c schedules finale performances

    Oct 22, 2008

    A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the U.S. Army Soldier ShowAca,!a,,cs annual performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26.

  • Language company first in Army

    Oct 22, 2008

    The recently formed 51st Translator Interpreter Company at Fort Irwin, Calif. is the first unit of its kind in the Army. The company, which officially unfurls its flag Oct. 23, provides uniform-wearing interpreters and translators to units deploying to places like Iraq and Afghanistan. While not yet fully manned, the unit will eventually include more than 140 native speakers of languages like Arabic, Farsi, Pashtu, Kurdish and Dari.

  • Women in the War

    Oct 22, 2008

    The Women's Army Corps has impacted military females throughout history.

  • The Green Beat: Teaching the teachers

    Oct 22, 2008

    Teachers become the students at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • WWII Medal of Honor hero dies

    Oct 21, 2008

    Retired Col. Robert B. Nett, 86, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and honorary colonel of the Officer Candidate School battalion at Fort Benning, died at his home Oct. 19 after a brief illness.

  • U.S. team claims Gold in Culinary Olympics

    Oct 21, 2008

    The World Culinary Olympics steamed up Oct. 20 as the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team participated in the Hot Food Competition, serving up the Gold for the U.S. military.

  • Army unit growing to combat WMD

    Oct 21, 2008

    An Army unit originally formed to counter weapons of mass destruction in the United States now has more than 6,000 members and will continue to grow, said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow.

  • Iraqi, U.S. forces work together toward success

    Oct 21, 2008

    CAMP ECHO, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2008 Aca,!" Iraqi soldiers and police and U.S. Soldiers who live and work together at the Joint Security Station in Diwaniya, Iraq, are dedicated to one goal: a self-sustaining and independently secure Iraq.

  • Congressional funeral support underscores new Army posture

    Oct 21, 2008

    When Col. Chris Hughes heard that Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio had died of an aneurysm, he didnAca,!a,,ct wait to be called into action. He volunteered.

  • Candlelight vigil remembers victims of domestic abuse

    Oct 21, 2008

    The third annual candlelight vigil in support of domestic abuse victims was held here Oct. 16 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Patton's legacy

    Oct 21, 2008

    Gen. Patton's grandson visits Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Sgt. York

    Oct 21, 2008

    Greatest Soldier from WWI is commemorated on 90th anniversary.

  • Army launching effort to hire more wounded warriors

    Oct 20, 2008

    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

  • Come on, come all

    Oct 20, 2008

    The Army opens its first Experience Center in a Philadelphia Mall.

  • Women's Army Corps

    Oct 20, 2008

    WAC marks the 30th anniversary of disestablishment.

  • Army celebrates service of women Soldiers

    Oct 20, 2008

    Thirty years ago, on Oct. 20, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed Public Law 95-485 disbanding the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps as a separate corps within the United States Army following 36 years of dedicated service.

  • Army terminates Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Army announced Thursday night that the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program, which had been awarded to Bell Helicopter, has been scrapped because development costs had almost tripled from $359 million to $942 million.

  • Army medicine improves with new dressings

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Army continues to improve medical care on the battlefield by sending two new first-aid products into theater that will potentially save more SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives, said Army medical officials.

  • New AFRICOM faces challenges, says Army analyst

    Oct 17, 2008

    As the newly formed U.S. Africa Command prepares to do business, the military must change the way it thinks about security there says a senior Army analyst. The challenges for security in Africa affect the United States, but the way Africans view security is different than the way Americans traditionally see it, said Maj. Shannon Beebe, a senior Africa analyst under the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2.

  • Drawn to remember

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Army honored Ret. Gen. Peter Schoomaker with a Portrait Cemerony at the Pentagon.

  • Washington Capitals

    Oct 17, 2008

    Caps go Army Strong in team-building exercise.

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation recognizes Army

    Oct 16, 2008

    The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, an internationally recognized non-profit organization, recently awarded the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for contributions toward motorcycle safety.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Omar

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 90 National Guardmembers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on duty today after Hurricane Omar passed through their area as a major Category 3 storm that caused little damage.

  • Guardmembers see delivery of first Joint Cargo Aircraft

    Oct 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army's first Joint Cargo Aircraft was delivered by L-3 Integrated Systems in a ceremony Wednesday at a facilities hangar in Waco, Texas.

  • Experts watching mental health of Army children

    Oct 16, 2008

    Studies show that most military children are just as healthy and resilient as civilian children, but psychiatrists are concerned about their stress levels, said a mental health expert during the Association of the United States Army annual meeting last week.

  • Combat hospital conducts last JTF-East humanitarian missions

    Oct 16, 2008

    In their last two humanitarian missions in Bulgaria, the 212th Combat Support Hospital extended their efforts beyond the clinic.

  • Soldier-Olympians share tales with Army leaders

    Oct 16, 2008

    Ten Army Olympians visited the nationAca,!a,,cs capital last week to spread the word about SoldiersAca,!a,,c involvement in the Beijing Games and to thank senior military leaders for their support.

  • Army Combatives Championship draws record field

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 280 Soldiers from around the Army competed in the fourth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship Oct. 4-5 at Fort Benning, Ga., with 28 making the finals in seven weight classes.

  • Shingo Prize

    Oct 16, 2008

    Six Army Materiel Command programs earn the Shingo Prize.

  • Corps of Engineers: Fort Carson Training

    Oct 16, 2008

    USACE invests $110 million in high-tech training grounds at Fort Carson, Co.

  • Absentee voting allows everyone to participate

    Oct 15, 2008

    The 2008 presidential campaign has entered the home stretch as Election Day quickly approaches. Soldiers and family members eligible to vote are being encouraged by the Army to take part in this political process.

  • Identity Theft: Army protecting its own in new ways

    Oct 15, 2008

    Identity theft is an issue facing all Americans and Soldiers are not exempt.

  • FCS gets full funding in Authorization Act

    Oct 15, 2008

    The availability of future combat systems equipment and testimonials from Soldiers who have used it may be responsible for the full funding for the system provided in the fiscal 2009 budget.

  • CGSC inducts four international officers into Hall of Fame

    Oct 15, 2008

    The Command and General Staff CollegeAca,!a,,cs International Hall of Fame inducted four senior officers Oct. 2 from Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago, Romania, and the Netherlands.

  • President recognizes MP for Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 15, 2008

    Lt. Col. Enrique M. Guerra, commander of the 744th Military Police Battalion at Camp Cropper, Iraq, was invited to fly back from theater especially to be recognized by President Bush at the White House Hispanic Heritage Month observance.

  • AFRICOM

    Oct 15, 2008

    U.S. Africa Command is officially operational.

  • Combatives

    Oct 15, 2008

    Soldiers compete at the combatives tournament at Fort Benning.

  • 99th RSC activation marks new era for Reserve transformation

    Oct 14, 2008

    "Today marks a major milestone in the mission success of realigning the Army Reserve,Aca,!A? said Maj. Gen. William Monk III, Sept. 20 during the activation ceremony for the 99th Regional Support Command at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Commands garner Shingo, process-improvement awards

    Oct 14, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command claimed six Shingo Prizes in 2008 and other commands received a variety of process-improvement awards at the Pentagon Friday.