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  • MILCON: Fort Bragg Building for 43,000 Soldiers

    Mar 21, 2008

    Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., have witnessed a vast expansion of their living and working conditions over the past five years that continues with new barracks, dining facilities, command facilities and training ranges constantly coming on line.

  • Soldiers Triumph at Winter World Triathlon

    Mar 21, 2008

    Sounds of the rocketAca,!a,,cs red glare were heard as Staff Sgt. Lori Nix scrambled through the snow into the finishing chute Feb. 24 to become the first American to win a Winter Triathlon World Championship in the Black Forest of Germany.

  • Soldiers Receive Culinary Honors

    Mar 21, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Competition capped two weeks of intense competition, training and camaraderie with an awards ceremony March 14 at Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Mifflin Hall.

  • Defense Department Honors Female 'Firsts,' Role Models

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Defense Department honored Army Col. Valerie Ratliff Wednesday night for her efforts to break down barriers for future generations of women.

  • Vice President Cheney Presents Silver Star

    Mar 21, 2008

    Vice President Dick Cheney presented the Silver Star to Spc. Monica Brown, Thursday, in Afghanistan.

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief program has increased the financial assistance it provides to Soldiers and Families in need by about 40 percent since 2005, according to the programAca,!a,,cs director.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships Yield Awards, Training

    Mar 21, 2008

    Along with more than 400 trophies, plaques and medals that were awarded to the Army's top combat shooters in the All-Army Small Arms Championships, each Soldier left with something even more valuable - advanced marksmanship training.

  • Idea To Save Army Millions

    Mar 21, 2008

    A Tobyhanna electronics technicianAca,!a,,cs idea to restore malfunctioning Dewar Detector Assemblies will save the Army more than $1 million annually.

  • Reserve Centennial Headlines April Soldiers Magazine

    Mar 21, 2008

    The April edition of Soldiers Magazine, on the presses now, recognizes a century of service by the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Civilian Policy Chief Wants Expeditionary Workforce

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Pentagon's civilian personnel policy chief wants to create an expeditionary civilian workforce and encourages civilian employees to become more mobile in their careers.

  • Army Firefighters Rescue Man from Rising Water

    Mar 21, 2008

    When Ronnie McDonald, 70, left for work at 5:05 a.m. March 19 he never thought he'd be spending the next couple of hours on top of his van watching water from Coal Creek fill it up.

  • 2nd Woman Since WWII Gets Silver Star

    Mar 21, 2008

    The second female Soldier since World War II was awarded a Silver Star Thursday for her gallant actions during combat in Afghanistan last year.

  • MILCON: Fort Bliss Building 7 BCT Complexes

    Mar 20, 2008

    The Fort Bliss Expansion Program includes 90 projects involving 300 buildings and 3,100 acres to accommodate 10 million square feet of living and work space in support of about 30,000 Soldiers.

  • Wounded Soldier Hotline Marks Anniversary

    Mar 20, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs celebrated its one-year anniversary March 19, having fielded almost 12,000 calls in a 12-month period.

  • Guard Helping Residents in Midwest Flooding

    Mar 20, 2008

    National Guard elements in Missouri, Arkansas and Indiana are helping evacuate residents, providing shelter, supplying potable water and performing other missions to help residents affected by Midwest flooding.

  • Army Leaders Discuss Issues with Chicago Businessmen

    Mar 20, 2008

    The acting under secretary of the Army and the assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition talked about some of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs most important missions and challenges with business executives from the Chicago area at the Pentagon Wednesday.

  • Second SMA Interred at Arlington National Cemetery

    Mar 19, 2008

    The second Sergeant Major of the Army, George W. Dunaway, who was coined a Aca,!A"SoldierAca,!a,,cs SoldierAca,!A? by his troops was accorded full military honors as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery here today.

  • Senior Army Leaders Discuss Hot Issues with Chicago Business Leaders

    Mar 19, 2008

    Acting Undersecretary of the Army Nelson M. Ford chats with Larry Gies of the Young President's Organization over lunch. Gies and other Chicago business leaders were at the Pentagon for a Aca,!A"Fly-In,Aca,!A? to talk about important issues with Army leaders.

  • Bush on 5 Years: Removing Saddam Right Decision

    Mar 19, 2008

    Five years ago, March 20, American forces marched into Iraq to liberate that nation. Today, President George W. Bush says the decision was the right one.

  • Vets 'Resolve to Win' Support for Troops

    Mar 19, 2008

    "Form it up!" Dennis McCool barked, dressed in an Army tracksuit as he positioned himself in front of a group of men and women outside American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., Sunday morning.

  • 'Dagger' Brigade Switches Patch in Activation Ceremony

    Mar 19, 2008

    The 2nd Aca,!A"DaggerAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division officially became the 172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate) Aca,!A"BlackhawksAca,!A? during an activation ceremony in Schweinfurt, Germany, March 17.

  • U.S. Senators Walk Streets of Iskandariyah

    Mar 19, 2008

    A delegation of senators visited Iskandariyah, Iraq, March 17 where they discussed the security, governance and economic progress of the city with Coalition forces.

  • MILCON: Rebuilding U.S. Army Hawaii

    Mar 18, 2008

    The Honolulu District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing a number of projects at Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Tripler Army Medical Center, and other locations throughout the state of Hawaii.

  • Young Leader Makes Magazine's Select List

    Mar 18, 2008

    Penny Koger-Thomas was surprised when she opened the February issue of Ebony Magazine. She was traveling from New York to Alabama in January and was in the Charlotte, N.C., airport. She subscribes to the magazine but bought it at the airport because of the famous personalities and articles mentioned on the front cover.

  • Soldier Input Helps JLENS System Design

    Mar 18, 2008

    Early user assessment is akin to kicking the tires on a new vehicle. ItAca,!a,,cs best for the designers to get the userAca,!a,,cs input before the final product.

  • 260 Returning Iraqi Families Receive Aid

    Mar 18, 2008

    Waving their flags of peace, members of the Mamouri and Khazraj tribes walked toward the Gharani tribe, led by Sheikh Muhammed.

  • DoD Releases Sexual Assault Report

    Mar 18, 2008

    Defense officials released the Aca,!A"Report on Sexual Assault in the MilitaryAca,!A? for the 2007 fiscal year March 14, revealing out of 2,688 reported cases, about 2,000 of the victims opted to share information with law enforcement officers .

  • West Point Leadership Conference

    Mar 18, 2008

    Senior West Point Cadet Travis Haigler speaks with high school juniors on the importance of Aca,!A"doing the right thingAca,!A? at the West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference for Northern Virginia High Schools held at George Mason University March 13.

  • Army Employee Helping in Albania after Deadly Explosions

    Mar 17, 2008

    An Army Corps of Engineer employee is helping Albanian officials identify humanitarian aid needed following a series of deadly explosions Sunday near Tirana, the Albanian capital.

  • Army Sets Way Ahead for Correspondence Course Testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    The commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace, directed on Dec. 16 that the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course ProgramAca,!a,,cs on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • Three Soldiers Qualify for Olympic Shotgun Team

    Mar 17, 2008

    The 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Shooting (Shotgun) concluded March 16 with Pfc. Vincent C. Hancock of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., earning a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Skeet. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers Pfc. Walton Glenn Eller III and Spc. Jeffrey G. Holguin were selected to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in Double Trap March 15.

  • Army Emergency Relief Campaign Kicks Off

    Mar 17, 2008

    The annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign began March 1 and continues through May 15.

  • 'Big Red One' Brigade Gets Tap for Afghanistan Deployment

    Mar 14, 2008

    The Department of Defense has announced that the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to Afghanistan beginning in June.

  • Army Stands Up Contracting Command

    Mar 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Thursday activated the Army Contracting Command (Provisional) which will oversee more than $85 billion in contracts annually and focus on maintaining and improving the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ability to respond globally in support of warfightersAca,!a,,c needs.

  • Army Family Covenant Saves Schweinfurt Families Thousands

    Mar 14, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" When measuring an impact of the Army Family Covenant here, one big number jumps out: $25,548.

  • Contracting Command Forms at Belvoir

    Mar 13, 2008

    Jeffrey P. Parsons prepares to accept a flag during the standing up of the new Army Contracting Command (provisional) March 13 at Fort Belvoir, Va. The new command will provide global contracting capability in support of warfighter needs across the full spectrum of military operations.

  • Contracting Command Stands up at Belvoir

    Mar 13, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command under Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin (left) stands up the Army Contracting Command (provisional) March 13 at Fort Belvoir, Va., under the leadership of ACC Executive Director Jeffrey P. Parsons (center) as AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger looks on. The new command will provide global contracting capability in support of warfighter needs across the full spectrum of military operations.

  • Culinary Arts Competition Heats Up

    Mar 13, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top chefs gathered at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, here this week to trade recipes, techniques, join the Culinary Arts Team and become better chefs.

  • Northern Iowa Community Leaders Meet with Senior Army Leadership

    Mar 13, 2008

    More than a dozen leaders from two northern Iowa communities met with senior Army leadership Wednesday at the Pentagon to learn more about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs mission and the challenges it faces.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs Visits Warhorse Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2008

    Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers Mar. 10 at Fort Carson.

  • Iraqi Security Volunteers Receive First Month's Pay

    Mar 12, 2008

    Sons of Iraq (Abna al Iraq) volunteers gathered outside a crowded council building in the village of Abayachi, north of Baghdad on March 2 to get their pictures taken and fingerprints cataloged in preparation for their first pay day.

  • Suicide Prevention Task Force Program starts in CONUS

    Mar 12, 2008

    In an effort to counteract rising suicide rates and keep Soldiers and their Family members spiritually, emotionally and mentally fit, the Suicide Prevention Task Force process is being imported to some U.S. installations from Europe.

  • White Sands Testing New Laser Devices

    Mar 11, 2008

    A new series of laser aiming and illumination devices for Soldiers' weapons are now being tested at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Chaplain Assistant Jumps into Women's History

    Mar 11, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Monica J. Dixon, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq chaplain sergeant major, is the first female chaplain assistant to achieve jumpmaster status.

  • 1st Cav Cdr: Soldiers Key Ingredient in Deployment's Success

    Mar 11, 2008

    The commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division spotlighted the effects on violence the First-Team led troop surge had on violence in Iraq throughout the divisionAca,!a,,cs recent deployment during an Association of the United States Army chapter meeting here March 5.

  • General Visits Times Square Recruiting Station

    Mar 11, 2008

    Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, visited the Times Square military recruiting station Monday to talk to recruiters and survey the repairs made after an explosion damaged the station last Thursday.

  • Paratrooper Saves French Soldier's Life

    Mar 10, 2008

    Spc. Nicholas Colgin heard the call for Aca,!A"medicAca,!A? and responded by running through sporadic enemy fire to a wounded French soldier. Hospital officials said ColginAca,!a,,cs actions ultimately saved the French soldierAca,!a,,cs life.

  • Excalibur Round Debuts in Afghanistan

    Mar 10, 2008

    Soldiers fired the first 155mm GPS-guided Excalibur artillery round in Afghanistan Feb. 25.

  • Army Wins at Lehigh in Overtime, Drops Semifinal to American U

    Mar 7, 2008

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. Aca,!" Josh Miller scored a career-high 25 points, including 19 after halftime, to lead the fifth-seeded Army menAca,!a,,cs basketball team to a come-from-behind, 64-61 overtime victory against No. 4 Lehigh at Stabler Arena on Wednesday, March 5 in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament.

  • Army, State Department Partner on Stability Operations

    Mar 7, 2008

    When it comes to conducting stability operations, a new core mission for Soldiers, the Army wonAca,!a,,ct be going it alone.

  • Army Releases Fifth Mental Health Study

    Mar 7, 2008

    A team of Army behavioral healthcare providers shared findings of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs fifth Mental Health Advisory Team, known as MHAT-5, with news media Thursday at the Pentagon.

  • Times Square Recruiting Station Bombing Causes Minor Damage

    Mar 7, 2008

    No one was injured and only minor structural damage was reported after a bomb went off outside the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in New York CityAca,!a,,cs Times Square early Thursday morning.

  • Army Salutes Last Doughboy

    Mar 7, 2008

    The last American known to have served in France during World War I was on hand to help Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren unveil a new portrait exhibit at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • The Last Doughboy

    Mar 7, 2008

    Former Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, age 107, the last of the American 4.7 million doughboys who fought in World War I, was saluted by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren at a portrait-exhibit dedication at the Pentagon March 6. In 2006, photographer David DeJonge set out to document AmericaAca,!a,,cs remaining World War I veterans. He has donated his collection of nine portraits to the Pentagon, where they will remain on permanent display.

  • New Combat Chow Options Previewed at Pentagon

    Mar 6, 2008

    Retired Soldiers, modern day warfighters, television news reporters and Department of Defense civilians lined up March 5 to get a little taste of life in the combat zone.

  • Sun Sets on Long Knife Brigade, Rises on Highlanders

    Mar 6, 2008

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Tuesday as they reflagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field here.

  • Senior Leaders Seek Stronger Bonds at Home

    Mar 6, 2008

    Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Living Successfully: Making the Most of Long Separations

    Mar 6, 2008

    Friends, yoga, a family support group, online courses, England and a toddler lifted a new Army wife out of her funk when her husband went to war.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Inducted Into Hall of Heroes

    Mar 5, 2008

    The Defense Department posthumously inducted Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble into its Hall of Heroes Tuesday, a day after President Bush bestowed the Medal of Honor on the Korean War hero.

  • Bagram Airfield Hosts International Women's Day

    Mar 5, 2008

    WomenAca,!a,,cs history month kicked off with a celebration of International WomenAca,!a,,cs Day here March 3. International WomenAca,!a,,cs Day is an official holiday held every March 8 in 23 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia to commemorate the economic, political and social struggles and achievements of women worldwide.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers lined up inside the 704th Brigade Support Battalion's motor pool Feb. 7 to donate blood and help fellow battle buddies currently deployed to Iraq.

  • Soldiers Can Fast Track Careers with Education Programs

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers who may be stuck in their careers because of busy schedules or limited educations can turn to the Basic Skills Education Program to help them boost their test skills and get promoted.

  • PEO Soldier: Modernization at Good Value

    Mar 4, 2008

    The Army is now modernizing what Soldiers wear, carry and fight with at a rate faster than at any time in history.

  • Soldiers Injured as Severe Weather Strikes Camp Shelby

    Mar 4, 2008

    Fourteen Soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were injured last night as a result of severe weather passing through Camp Shelby.

  • Soldier, Cadet Qualify for Olympic Airgun Team

    Mar 4, 2008

    The five-person 2008 U.S. Olympic Airgun Team was chosen March 3 at the Olympic Training Center with a West Point cadet and a Soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., making the cut.

  • President Awards Medal of Honor to First Sioux

    Mar 4, 2008

    Calling him a Aca,!A"mentor, teacher and legend,Aca,!A? President George W. Bush awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously March 3 to Master Sgt. Woodrow Aca,!A"WoodyAca,!A? Wilson Keeble.

  • Editorial: Covenant Delivering on Promises

    Mar 4, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Spurred by increased funding received under the Army Family Covenant, your installation Army Community Service will now be fully staffed for the first time in recent memory, and better prepared than ever to serve the needs of commanders, Soldiers and Families. But ACS needs you to cast a vote Aca,!A| with your feet.

  • President Awards Medal of Honor to First Sioux

    Mar 3, 2008

    Russell Hawkins displays the Medal of Honor presented by President George W. Bush posthumously to his stepfater, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble, the first full-blooded Sioux to receive the military's highest award for valor. Kurt Bluedog, Keeble's grand-nephew, responds to questions from the press outside the White House following the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

  • Large Cache Found in Iraqi Barn

    Mar 3, 2008

    An observant Iraqi citizen contributed to a significant cache find in southern Arab Jabour Friday.

  • Infantry Company Hosts 'GI Jane Day'

    Mar 3, 2008

    Alpha Company, 1-6th Infantry had a rash of officer and NCO impersonators, replete with gross uniform violations, in their training area Feb. 28. It was all for a good cause, though, and the military police did not have to be summoned to make arrests.

  • Army to Muster 10,000 IRR Soldiers

    Mar 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command will conduct a muster of about 10,000 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers beginning this month.

  • Elementary school welcomes troops home

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Students from Trimmier Elementary School put on a ceremony to welcome home their adopted unit from the 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Soldiers Get 'Xtreme' Start to Army Career

    Mar 3, 2008

    Twenty future Soldiers entered the fighting cage at the Xtreme Fighting Championship Mixed Martial Arts Salute to Our Armed Forces Sunday, and raised their hands to support a different kind of fight.

  • Army to Revolutionize Healthcare with Whole-Person Concept

    Feb 29, 2008

    A change in healthcare begins March 1 across the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation, said the executive officer for the assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition.

  • Guard Team Responds to Toxic Ricin in Vegas

    Feb 29, 2008

    A National Guard Civil Support Team was on scene within an hour Thursday evening after Las Vegas authorities sought help with a suspicious substance that later turned out to be deadly ricin.

  • Army Forms Contracting Command, Campaign Plan

    Feb 29, 2008

    The acting undersecretary of the Army told Pentagon reporters today that the Army has begun steps to establish both an Army Contracting Command and an Army Contracting Campaign Plan to help improve Army contracting.

  • Soldiers More Than Understand Full-Spectrum Operations

    Feb 29, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest operations manual, FM 3-0, defines full spectrum operations and includes stability operations as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs core mission.

  • First Sergeant Course Changes Curriculum

    Feb 29, 2008

    Students attending the First Sergeant Course Phase II, whether in residence or through video tele-training, are quickly realizing that the course is not like the one described by former students.

  • Combat Veterans Now Get Five Years of VA Health Care

    Feb 29, 2008

    Military veterans who served in combat are now eligible for five years of free medical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The announcement this week increased a two-year care limit that had been in effect nearly a decade.

  • First 'Active First' Soldier Graduates

    Feb 28, 2008

    Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard Soldier to graduate directly into the active ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks through a new program called Active First.

  • Future Combat Vehicles to be Hybrid Electric

    Feb 28, 2008

    The firing platform for the Mounted Combat System 120mm cannon vehicle will start coming off the production line this winter.

  • Army Posture: Strong, But Stretched, Leaders Tell Senate

    Feb 27, 2008

    The U.S. Army remains ready to engage and defeat America's enemies despite experiencing strain after seven years of wartime deployments, the Army's top civilian and military leaders told a Senate panel here today.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Vice President Welcomes 1st Cavalry Division Home

    Feb 27, 2008

    Vice President Richard B. Cheney visited Fort Hood Feb. 26 to welcome home a roaring crowd of about 9,000 troopers from the 1st Cavalry Division and he credited the recent progress in Iraq to hard work by the Soldiers.

  • Army Acquisition Efforts Contribute to Economic Boom in Iraq

    Feb 27, 2008

    The Army acquisition communityAca,!a,,cs efforts in Iraq have contributed to an economic boom in the country, and reflect the serviceAca,!a,,cs core mission of stability operations.

  • Arizona National Guard Rescues U.S. Senators

    Feb 27, 2008

    When a helicopter carrying three senior U.S. senators was forced to make an emergency landing Feb. 23 in the mountains of Afghanistan due to blizzard conditions, Soldiers of the Arizona National Guard's 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry responded.

  • Diversity Task Force Fighting 'Silent Epidemic'

    Feb 26, 2008

    Fewer minorities are graduating from high school, which decreases the number of high-school graduates who can join the Army, according to the director of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Diversity Task Force, who has already met with the Congressional Black Caucus on the issue, called the Aca,!A"silent epidemic.Aca,!A?

  • Retamozzo Returns to Ring at Armed Forces Boxing

    Feb 26, 2008

    National Guard Sgt. Cherri Retamozzo returned from a four-year hiatus from the ring to win two bouts in the 2008 Armed Forces Boxing Championships Feb. 5-7 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Chief of Staff Reflects on New Manual for Operations

    Feb 26, 2008

    Crafted from the hard lessons in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is releasing this week an updated version of FM 3-0, the field manual for Aca,!A"Operations.Aca,!A?

  • Arizona National Guard Rescues U.S. Senators

    Feb 26, 2008

    When a helicopter carrying three senior U.S. senators was forced to make an emergency landing Feb. 23 in the mountains of Afghanistan due to blizzard conditions, Soldiers of the Arizona National GuardAca,!a,,cs 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry responded.

  • Army Reserve Seeks to Partner with Business

    Feb 25, 2008

    Transforming the Army Reserve into an Aca,!A"operational forceAca,!A? includes forging a partnership with American businesses to share not only talent -- but eventually health care, retirement plans and training as well.

  • Austin Assumes Control of MNC-I

    Feb 25, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III assumed command of Multi-National Corps-Iraq as Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno left to be the Army's next vice chief of staff.

  • U.S., Philippine Troops Jump in Balikatan

    Feb 25, 2008

    Language and cultural barriers all but disappeared for paratroopers of two nations as they jumped from a low-flying U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft Friday.

  • Stability Operations Now Part of ArmyAca,!a,,cs Core Mission

    Feb 25, 2008

    Soldiers have been in Iraq keeping the peace, battling insurgents, protecting civilians and helping to rebuild that country for nearly five years now.

  • Army Launches Reset Pilot

    Feb 22, 2008

    The Army has launched a pilot test of the Reset model, an initiative designed to test the ability to accelerate reconstitution of the force, increase unit readiness, and improve preparation for deployment.

  • Soldier's Motorcycle Design Wins TV Contest

    Feb 22, 2008

    A Aca,!A"chopperAca,!A? designed by an Illinois National Guard Soldier was featured on Orange County Choppers, a popular television show specializing in custom motorcycle design.

  • New Afghan Program Graduates First Police

    Feb 22, 2008

    The first class of 259 Afghan National Police from Zabul province graduated Feb. 21 from the new Focused District Development eight-week training initiative in Kandahar and on the same day the first class of 143 graduated in Herat.

  • First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

    Feb 22, 2008

    During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Former Army Chaplain Chiefs Confer on Current Issues

    Feb 21, 2008

    As the Army's chaplaincy focuses on expanding services to wounded warriors and redeploying Soldiers, 15 former chiefs of chaplains gathered in Arlington, Va., for a "Graybeard Conference" Feb. 15 to discuss lessons learned from their tenures and relate them to the biggest concerns for today's Army.

  • Balikatan 08 kicks off in Philippine Jungle

    Feb 21, 2008

    Philippine and U.S. servicmembers stood shoulder to shoulder Feb. 18 to begin this yearAca,!a,,cs Balikatan 08 exercise which continues to March 3. The next day U.S. Soldiers maneuvered through thick jungle brush to eat wild leaves and insects and quench their thirst with king cobra blood.

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