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  • Army to Equip Brigade with 'Land Warrior'

    May 28, 2008

    As Land Warrior reaches its first anniversary in combat, the Army is seeking to equip an entire brigade combat team with the high-tech system which increases mission speed and effectiveness and decreases risks to the warfighter.

  • Iowa Guard Helping with Tornado Recovery

    May 28, 2008

    About 175 Iowa National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are now serving on state active duty in support of tornado relief and recovery efforts for northeast Iowa following a category V tornado.

  • CSA Honors Fallen at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    May 27, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the Vietnam Veterans Memorial not only captured the memories and sacrifices of the fallen, but he believes the wall has changed the way people think about that war and that change has benefited Soldiers today.

  • Task Force at Bliss Testing FCS Spin Out 1

    May 27, 2008

    Future Combat System Spin Out 1 items, currently being evaluated by Soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, were demonstrated earlier this month on Capitol Hill.

  • Bronze Star Recipients Lead Memorial Day Parade

    May 27, 2008

    Two Soldiers who earned the Bronze Star in Iraq were among four Army grand marshals for the National Memorial Day Parade May 26.

  • President Honors Fallen on Memorial Day

    May 27, 2008

    Sunshine Monday morning made the white stone of Arlington National CemeteryAca,!a,,cs Memorial Amphitheater gleam as President George W. Bush paid tribute to those that have given their lives to protect their country.

  • 44 Troops in Afghanistan Pledge U.S. Citizenship

    May 27, 2008

    In the presence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, U.S. Immigration ServiceAca,!a,,cs acting director Jonathan Scharfen, and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-101, 44 service members from 21 countries swore oaths of allegiance and became U.S. citizens.

  • CSA Enlists New Troops at Chicago Memorial Day Parade

    May 27, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. administers the Oath of Enlistment to more than 30 new recruits from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps Saturday during the 2008 Chicago Memorial Day observance and parade. Gen. Casey was this years' Grgrand marshal.

  • Present, Future Weapons Displayed on Capitol Hill

    May 23, 2008

    Some of the Army's most high-tech future weapons were recently on display on Capitol Hill as part of the "Empowering Soldiers Through High Technology" exhibit sponsored by the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

  • Second OIF Soldier to Receive Posthumous Medal of Honor

    May 23, 2008

    President Bush has announced that Spc. Ross McGinnis will posthumously be awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony June 2, two weeks shy of what would have been his 21st birthday.

  • Six USAMU Soldiers Competing in Summer Olympics

    May 23, 2008

    Six Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won seven slots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team that will compete at the Olympic Games this summer.

  • Bronze Star Recipients to Lead Memorial Day Parade

    May 23, 2008

    Two Soldiers who earned the Bronze Star in Iraq are among four Army grand marshals for the National Memorial Day Parade May 26.

  • Injured Soldiers Struggle to Maintain Relationships, Intimacy

    May 23, 2008

    When Soldiers return from war with catastrophic injuries, one of their biggest worries is how their spouses and significant others will react.

  • Old Guard Sets 'Flags-In' for Memorial Day

    May 23, 2008

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) began their rounds Thursday afternoon to place a small American flag into the ground in front of every grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • President Bush Attends 82nd Airborne Division Review

    May 23, 2008

    President Bush attends the 82nd Airborne Division Review at Ft. Bragg, N.C., May 22. Bush addressed Soldiers and Family at the event and awarded various medals to Soldiers being honored for valor in combat.

  • Chicago-area Entrepreneurs Get Inside Story on Army

    May 22, 2008

    "This is very much a captain's war -- a sergeant's war," the director of the Army staff told entrepreneurs from the Chicago area at the Pentagon Wednesday.

  • Absentee Voting Campaign Kicks Off

    May 22, 2008

    The nation will not only select a president in the 2008 elections, but also 34 senators, 435 congressmen, 13 state governors and thousands of local officials. As in the past, officials said the military vote promises to play an integral role in the democratic process.

  • Physical Therapists Keep Soldiers on Their Feet

    May 22, 2008

    Army physical therapists work to alleviate pain brought on by day-to-day and combat activities occurring at Contingency Operating Base Speicher Iraq, treating Soldiers similarly to professional athletes.

  • Soldiers Helping Researchers Study PTSD

    May 22, 2008

    A number of Soldiers have volunteered to assist the University of Texas conduct a study to learn more about the emotional and psychological wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Army Enterprise Developing Through Process Improvement

    May 21, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top uniformed budget officer stressed the importance of transforming the service to a capability-focused Army Enterprise during the Army Leader Forum at the Pentagon Tuesday.

  • Operation Marne Piledriver Ends, Projects Continue

    May 21, 2008

    Operation Marne Piledriver, the first major operation initiated by Task Force Marne that targeted capacity building through the Mahmudiyah Qada, is drawing to a close, though many projects will continue on their own.

  • Wounded Warriors on Road 2 Recovery

    May 21, 2008

    Thirteen wounded warriors began a 480-mile bike trek Tuesday that started at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and will end Sunday at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., site of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • Deployed Parents to Watch DoDDS Graduations Live

    May 21, 2008

    Some deployed servicemembers will be able to view their high school graduating seniors crossing the stage and moving their tassels from right to left via live webcasts on graduation day.

  • Memorial Day Ceremony to Honor Military Heroes at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2008

    A patriotic ceremony honoring the service and sacrifice of AmericaAca,!a,,cs military members is scheduled for May 26 at 11 a.m. in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • AKO, DKO Approach 2 Million Users

    May 20, 2008

    Almost 2 million users are now registered with Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online.

  • Four Soldiers Qualify for Olympic Marksmanship Team

    May 20, 2008

    Maj. Mike Anti, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski and Keith Sanderson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit have qualified for spots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team.

  • 82bd Airborne Kicks Off 'All-American Week'

    May 20, 2008

    The 82nd Airborne Division Commander Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the 82nd up and down Longstreet Road on Fort Bragg, N.C., during a division run which kicked off All-American Week Monday.

  • Army Prepares for Next Rotations to Iraq

    May 19, 2008

    The 25th Infantry Division headquarters has been scheduled to deploy back to Iraq later this year along with one of its brigades and six other brigade combat teams.

  • Army Exhibits High-tech Gear for Armed Forces Day

    May 19, 2008

    Set against a backdrop of aerial stunts in the skies over Andrews Air Force Base, Md., the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new technologies were on display at the Joint Service Open House for Armed Forces Day.

  • Two Soldiers Qualify for Olympic Marksmanship Team

    May 19, 2008

    Maj. Mike Anti of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit qualified for a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Shooting (Smallbore), while Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker and Keith Sanderson lead the competition in Men's Three-Position Rifle and Men's Rapid Fire Pistol, respectively.

  • U.S. Sends Relief Supplies to China

    May 19, 2008

    The U.S. military has responded to Chinese requests, delivering critically needed relief supplies to the earthquake-stricken Sichuan province.

  • 'Reset' Aims to Standardize Redeployment Services

    May 19, 2008

    Planning for this summerAca,!a,,cs redeployment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Afghanistan, representatives Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Garrisons Vicenza, Schweinfurt and Bamberg met here May 5-7 to develop a standard model to ensure that all redeploying Soldiers and Families receive the same redeployment-related programs and services regardless of their location.

  • White Sands Builds Facility to Research Aircraft Sound

    May 16, 2008

    The future of military and civilian aircraft will be a silent one with the construction of the Aeroacoustic Research Complex, which will research and map aircraft noise, on White Sands Missile Range.

  • Soldiers Give Gift of Life to Trinidad Girl

    May 16, 2008

    Some 10 U.S. Soldiers from Beyond the Horizon, a joint humanitarian exercise, rolled up their sleeves and donated blood to help save the life of an 8-year-old girl at Mount Hope Hospital in Trinidad, April 22.

  • Ansbach Sets Largest Yellow Ribbon Formation Record

    May 16, 2008

    On the evening of May 14, 1,358 Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed-forces record for the largest yellow-ribbon formation.

  • HighRollers Rock Out

    May 16, 2008

    Sounds of The Eagles, Bon Jovi, and original music by Spc. David Palmer, echoed through the night as the HighRollers band performed May 10 at the Camp Taji Mudhouse on an open "mic" night.

  • NTC Improves Force Protection Training

    May 16, 2008

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., has made significant progress in improving force protection training for Army brigade combat teams as they prepare for eventual deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army High Tech Showcased on Capitol Hill

    May 15, 2008

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 15, 2008) - "Empowering Soldiers through High Technology" was the theme behind a showcase of Army joint exhibits and capabilities in support of Soldiers today and tomorrow on Capital Hill May 13 and May 15. The Army's acquisition community hosted the event. Congressional members and staff viewed a wide-ranging portfolio of technology that included upgraded and future weapons systems; weapon delivery systems; and medical and communications technology. Some of the technology displayed is being added to Army's portfolio now, and some is expected to be added in the future.

  • Best Sappers Compete in Grueling Challenge

    May 15, 2008

    After 52 hours of engineer challenges requiring muscle-wrenching, rain-soaked exertion, little or no sleep and miles of running, Capt. Jason Winkelmann and 2nd Lt. Joel Groves, both from the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, placed first May 8 in the 2008 Best Sapper Competition.

  • 'Safety Factor' Targets Single Soldiers

    May 15, 2008

    The new multi-media presentation Aca,!A"Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Safety FactorAca,!A? was designed to build awareness of hazards that can befall single Soldiers during off-duty activities.

  • U.S. Flights Continue to Deliver Supplies to Burma

    May 15, 2008

    A total of eight Air Force C-130s have delivered supplies to Burma as part of the U.S. relief effort following Cyclone Nargis, a senior military official said yesterday.

  • Army Taking Care of Business through Continuous Process Improvement

    May 14, 2008

    When a CEO told the Army, Aca,!EoeIAca,!a,,cd do business with you if you were more efficient,Aca,!a,,c the Army listened, said AMC Commander Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin.

  • Company-grade Leaders Receive MacArthur Awards

    May 14, 2008

    Twenty-eight commissioned and warrant officers from the active Army, Army Reserve and the National Guard received the 2008 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon today, May 14.

  • Commentary: Army Modernization Necessary, Successful, Long Overdue

    May 14, 2008

    If you owned a 1978 Chevy Impala, you'll remember that it was big, powered by a 12-mile-per-gallon V-8 engine. Its advanced safety features were lap seatbelts and drum brakes. It had a push-button radio and Aca,!" if you were lucky - an 8-track player.

  • Cutting Red Tape After Katrina Helps Earn JAG Award

    May 13, 2008

    When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Department of Defense was ready to spring into action with a full spectrum of relief efforts, but red tape needed to be cut.

  • Fort Drum, Community Leaders Sign Covenant

    May 13, 2008

    While Soldiers signed up to serve the nation, Northern New York community members signed up to serve Soldiers.

  • Paratroopers Join Afghan Forces to Take Control of Bridge, Checkpoint

    May 13, 2008

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry and Legion Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry teamed with members of the Afghan National Army and Afghan Border Police for Operation Mountain Highway II in eastern Nuristan province in late April.

  • Soldiers Remember Fallen, Missing One Year Later

    May 12, 2008

    The Aca,!A"Polar BearsAca,!A? of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment gathered Monday on Fort Drum, N.Y., to remember two Soldiers still missing from their ranks after an insurgent attack one year ago near Qarghuli Village, Iraq.

  • First of Three Planned U.S. Relief Flights Brings Aid to Burma

    May 12, 2008

    The first U.S. military plane loaded with relief supplies arrived in Burma today as members of Aca,!A"Joint Task Force Caring ResponseAca,!A? prepared to dispatch two more relief flights to the cyclone-stricken region.

  • Soldiers Capture Gold, Bronze in Women's Trap at World Cup USA

    May 12, 2008

    The Women's Trap final was held at the 2008 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup USA for Shotgun May 9 with U.S. shooters from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., claiming the gold and bronze medals.

  • Wounded Gain Work Experience in 'Warrior Internship Network'

    May 12, 2008

    Fort RileyAca,!a,,cs Warrior Transition Battalion and supporting medical units have partnered with the Junction City, Kan.-based Welcome Home to Heroes Foundation to develop the ground-breaking Warrior Internship Network.

  • Young Iraqi Girl Receives Prosthetic Legs

    May 12, 2008

    A 12-year-old Iraqi girl received two new prosthetic legs May 9, as part of an Iraqi Ministry of Defence program at the MOD Prosthetics Clinic located in the International Zone.

  • Guard Answers Calls in Storm-battered States

    May 12, 2008

    National Guard members in four states were called out by their governors to assist civil authorities Monday after tornados crossed the Southwest May 10 and flooding on the Delaware coast left communities in need of emergency assistance.

  • Missouri Guard Soldiers Aid Tornado Victims

    May 12, 2008

    Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard provided emergency aid to locals after a tornado ripped through Newton County on Saturday.

  • Commentary: Many Honor Values in Final Salute

    May 9, 2008

    Officer at Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin's funeral lauds his mother for her poise and urges all Soldiers to call home this weekend.

  • Mother's Day to be Spent with Daughter in Training

    May 9, 2008

    Sunday morning, most Soldiers going through Initial Entry Training will not have the opportunity to wish their mom a happy MotherAca,!a,,cs Day in person, but one daughter and mother here are training in the same company.

  • Children's Book Explains Why Mom Deploys

    May 9, 2008

    A new childrenAca,!a,,cs book, written by a former Soldier and single mother, helps to explain why mom deployed and how to cope with the emotions associated with her departure.

  • Fort Dix Contractor Finds Hope Amidst Burma Cyclone Disaster

    May 9, 2008

    The world sat engrossed in horror as news of the Burma cyclone disaster started to trickle in earlier this week. The death toll seemed to rise with each passing hour and hope began to fade.

  • Military Marriage: Spouses Cope with Deployments

    May 8, 2008

    May 9 is Military Spouse Day. A lot of marriages have been tested in Iraq, said an Army chaplain who returned from a year-long deployment there in November.

  • 'Salute Military Golf' Helps Wounded Get Back in Swing

    May 8, 2008

    The Salute Military Golf Association has helped hundreds of combat-wounded service members get back into the swing of life - both physically and psychologically - by providing free instruction, golf clubs, balls and practice facilities.

  • Army Honors Top Installations

    May 8, 2008

    Three installations were singled out as best in the Army as winners of the 2008 Army Communities of Excellence competition, which honors the top installations in regards to the overall operating environment, facilities and services offered to its Army community.

  • Halo 3 Xbox Tournaments Scheduled on 21 Installations

    May 8, 2008

    Video gamers can compete for an Xbox 360 Elite in the 2008 Xbox Games Halo 3 Tournaments on 21 Army installations June 1 through July 23.

  • Army Showing Appreciation to Spouses

    May 8, 2008

    Army installations across the nation are honoring military spouses Friday with ceremonies, social events, spa treatments and gifts.

  • Bragg Cuts Ribbon on Model Apartment for Single Soldiers

    May 8, 2008

    When the ribbons fell to the ground Wednesday outside the model privatized apartment at Fort Bragg, N.C., it marked the beginning of a new way to house single Soldiers.

  • 'Unified Quest' Focuses on Future Persistent Conflict

    May 7, 2008

    The Nigerian government is near collapse and rival factions are vying for power in that troubled part of the world, or at least a visitor to the Army War College this week would think that to be the case.

  • Army Reducing Stigma of Psychological Care, Offering Telepsychiatry

    May 7, 2008

    In the ArmyAca,!a,,cs recent fight to reduce the stigma of seeking and receiving treatment for combat stress, the latest weapon is telepsychiatry.

  • White House Ceremony Honors Military Spouses

    May 7, 2008

    President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates paid tribute Tuesday to about 1,100 military spouses who gathered for a Military Spouse Day celebration at the White House, where Bush promised to continue pushing for more benefits for military families.

  • ARNORTH Conducts Disaster Response Exercise

    May 6, 2008

    U.S. Army North kicked off National Level Exercise 02-08 in the Seattle, Wash., area on May 1st to test their response to a simulated chemical attack in the area. The exercise is testing ARNORTH's communications capabilities with local, state and other federal agencies, as well as their ability to bring together responders to a mass casualty situation.

  • Army Wives' Cast Works to Create Realistic Military Parallel

    May 6, 2008

    Drama can occasionally creep into the lives of military families, but since last season, itAca,!a,,cs been a sure thing for the military families portrayed on Lifetime NetworkAca,!a,,cs top-rated show.

  • McKiernan Departing U.S. Army Europe for Afghanistan

    May 6, 2008

    Calling his final formation with U.S. Army Europe Soldiers one of the proudest moments of his 36-year military career, Gen. David D. McKiernan, USAREUR and 7th Army commanding general, said farewell to the command in a ceremony on Campbell Barracks May 2.

  • Army Has Not Lowered Soldier Recruiting Standards

    May 5, 2008

    Despite a rise in conduct waivers offered to recruits last year, Army officials emphasized the service is not lowering its standards -- explaining that circumstances surrounding each case and the recent behavior of those recruits earned them a second look.

  • Defense Secretary Encourages Treatment for Combat Stress

    May 5, 2008

    The Defense Department is working to reduce stress on the force and improve quality of life for the troops, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Soldiers at the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Friday.

  • Gone Fishing: Texas Town Hosts Fishing Tournament for Wounded Warriors

    May 5, 2008

    More than 125 wounded Soldiers and their Families were able to forget about hospitals, doctors and physical therapy during a day of fishing, relaxation and old-fashioned Texas barbeque Saturday.

  • UAS Center Unveiled at Army Aviation's 25th Anniversary

    May 5, 2008

    Army aviation officials unveiled a new Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence during the 25th anniversary of the Army Aviation Branch, Friday.

  • Puget Sound Community Signs Covenant with Fort Lewis

    May 5, 2008

    Puget Sound community leaders joined Fort Lewis officials May 2 to sign the Army Community Covenant, a formal recognition of the relationship between Soldiers, their families and the communities surrounding post. Representatives from local cities, schools, commerce and civic organizations joined Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commanding general of I Corps and Fort Lewis, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, command sergeant major of I Corps and Fort Lewis, and Jack Creighton, Washington State Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army at Clover Park Technical College to sign the covenant and pledge support for Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Soldiers and families.

  • Army Encourages Safe Motorcycle Techniques

    May 5, 2008

    The National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event, hosted by the Department of the Army at the Pentagon May 2-3, provided safe-riding demonstrations, ridership skill competitions, and a motorcycle rally.

  • Gone Fishing: Texas Town Hosts Fishing Tournament for Wounded Warriors

    May 4, 2008

    More than 125 wounded Soldiers and their Families from Brooke Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bragg, N.C., participated in a fishing tournament during Warrior's Weekend in Port OAca,!a,,cConnor, Texas, May 3. About 135 local fishermen volunteered their time and boats to take the wounded warriors fishing on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Raven Launches New Battlefield Perspective

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne got a hands on perspective on the Raven, an unmanned aerial vehicle, during a 10-day Raven training course from April 22 to May 2 at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team headquarters.

  • Women's Team Makes Historical Jump On Lake

    May 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army parachute team, the Golden Knights, made history April 18 during opening ceremonies of the third annual Warriors on the Water bass tournament.

  • Police Transition Teams Help Develop IP Communication Systems

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers visited the Baghdad Patrol Headquarters Communications Center April 30 to assess and develop communication systems as a part of a program to determine the requirements needed for a legitimate Iraqi police force.

  • Special Forces Soldier Awarded Second Highest Medal For Combat

    May 1, 2008

    A 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldier was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross during a ceremony at Bank Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C., April 30 for valorous actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Fort Campbell Barracks Improving

    Apr 30, 2008

    Recently, unsatisfactory barracks conditions at other Army installations came to light through Internet postings; due to that scrutiny commanders at Fort Campbell inspected numerous barracks over the weekend to ensure Soldiers are not living in substandard conditions.

  • Problems Corrected at Fort Bragg Dorms

    Apr 30, 2008

    The poor conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C. have largely been corrected, said an Army general responsible for maintaining such facilities.

  • MND-B Troops Seek to Help Clinics in Baghdad

    Apr 30, 2008

    Multi National Division-Baghdad Soldiers visited health clinics in western Baghdad on April 2, after receiving reports that many were lacking medical equipment and power to adequately provide care for their local populace.

  • Battalion Emphasizes Family Readiness

    Apr 30, 2008

    The new commander at Fort Hood reiterated Family Readiness Groups are essential tools for passing information from the command to every member of the unit when he met his troops on April 22, setting several goals to prepare Soldiers and Families for deployment.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program Honors Four Years of Service

    Apr 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce that April 30, 2008 marks four years of committed service to severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families.

  • Sesame Street Releases New DVD for Military Children

    Apr 30, 2008

    Just like approximately 700,000 preschool-age military children in America, the loveable monsters of Sesame Street are undergoing some tough and confusing times.

  • May Soldiers Magazine: Final Salute

    Apr 29, 2008

    As a prelude to Memorial Day, the May issue of Soldiers Magazine, themed Aca,!A"The Final Salute," focuses on the many pieces involved in the casualty-assistance process.

  • National Guard Members Join 'Rebuilding Day' Projects

    Apr 29, 2008

    At least 60 Airmen, Soldiers and Civilians with the Air and Army National Guard brought Christmas early to a disabled Maryland resident April 26 by repairing her home on "National Rebuilding Day."

  • Politicized Military Would Lose Public Trust, Official Says

    Apr 29, 2008

    If the U.S. military lost its politically neutral footing, the armed forces would surrender the public's trust, a senior U.S. military officer who explained a new Defense Department directive on troops' political activity said in an interview.

  • "Flying Iguanas" jump in Honduras

    Apr 28, 2008

    Drivers on the highway near Tegucigalpa were treated to an unusual sight April 24 as 138 paratroopers from 17 countries descended from clear blue skies to the ground at Tamara Drop Zone, the home of the Honduran airborne school.

  • U.S. civilian leaders visit JTF-Bravo

    Apr 28, 2008

  • U.S., Iraqi Women Find Common Ground in Kirkuk

    Apr 28, 2008

    The Inaugural Northern Iraq WomenAca,!a,,cs Conference held at Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, brought close to 100 female Iraq and U.S. professionals together to discuss shared cultural issues, April 20.

  • Airborne Soldier Awarded Bronze Star for Valor

    Apr 28, 2008

    A Bronze Star for Valor was awarded to Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1-91 Cavalry Squadron at Fire Base Naray, Kunar province, April 24.

  • Mobile NCO Courses Keeping Soldiers with Families

    Apr 27, 2008

    Mobile training teams are taking Basic NCO courses on the road and allowing Soldiers who recently redeployed home from Iraq to attend without spending more time away from their Families.

  • Crowds Pay Final Honors to Staff Sgt. Maupin

    Apr 26, 2008

    People show their respect as the remains of Staff Sgt. Keith 'Matt' Maupin are moved to the Union Township Civic Center near Cincinatti, Ohio.

  • Red Maple Marks Army Reserve Centennial

    Apr 25, 2008

    A ceremony Wednesday afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery commemorated 100 years of service and sacrifice by Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Coalition Forces Provide Prosthesis to Iraqi Soldier

    Apr 25, 2008

    While on a joint mission with Coalition forces Jan. 10, 2008, an 8th Iraqi Army Division soldier was struck by an improvised explosive device as he crossed a pedestrian footbridge on the east side of Route Minnesota in the Chaka Four Region.

  • Kansas, Kentucky Sign Compact for Military Schoolchildren

    Apr 25, 2008

    The nationAca,!a,,cs military children are one step closer to smoother school transfers, thanks to the signing of a bill by the governors of Kansas and Kentucky.

  • EOD Team of Year Blows Away Competition

    Apr 25, 2008

    An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from the 734th EOD Company at Fort Bliss, Texas took top honors Friday in the first EOD Team of the Year Competition held since Sept. 11, 2001.