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  • Racers reflect Army diversity, values

    Sep 20, 2007

  • Army Commemorates 1957 Little Rock Deployment, Part Two

    Sep 20, 2007

    Fifty years ago the 101st Airborne Division entered Little Rock, Ark., on orders of the president of the United States. The mission: to uphold a Supreme Court ruling to integrate public schools.

  • Operation Arkansas: A Different Kind of Deployment

    Sep 20, 2007

    Paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division landed in Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 24, 1957, to help end America's racial divide.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier Receives Soldier's Medal

    Sep 19, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Dennis J. Brady of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade here, was awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Monday for heroic efforts in saving the life of Air Force Capt. David Bethel while on a scuba dive in Carmel, Calif., Dec. 2, 2006.

  • Soldiers Dethrone Air Force for Armed Forces Men's Softball Championship

    Sep 19, 2007

    The All-Army team spoiled All-Air ForceAca,!a,,cs bid for a fourth consecutive championship by capturing the gold medal at the Armed Forces MenAca,!a,,cs Softball Championship tournament Sept. 12-14.

  • Integrated Family Support Network to Reach Out to Geographically Dispersed Families

    Sep 18, 2007

    The Army Integrated Family Support Network, a new program to provide assistance to Soldiers and their Families in geographically dispersed areas was announced today by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey.

  • Soldiers Not Losing Hope for Missing Comrades

    Sep 18, 2007

    As the nation observes the 2007 National POW/MIA Recognition Day this Friday, Col. Michael Kershaw in Iraq wants Aca,!A"the families back home to know that we are not going to stop searching for the missing Soldiers until they are found. The families need to know the Soldiers are doing everything they can to find them.Aca,!A?

  • Latest Army Vessel Honors Black American Hero

    Sep 16, 2007

    The logistics support vessel Major General Robert Smalls (LSV-8) Aca,!" the first Army vessel named for an African American Aca,!" was inducted into the ArmyAca,!a,,cs watercraft fleet yesterday during a commissioning ceremony at BaltimoreAca,!a,,cs historic Inner Harbor.

  • Katrina recovery leader provides message of hope

    Sep 14, 2007

    Lt. Gen Russel Honore, commanding general of the First Army, was on hand at Madera South High School on Saturday as keynote speaker for the California Center for Justice's National Youth Summit. Honore gained media attention as commander of the Department of Defense's Joint Task Force Katrina in the wake of the devastating hurricane.

  • Latest Version of Army Combat Shirt Debuts

    Sep 14, 2007

    In response to Soldier feedback, Program Executive Officer-Soldier has designed the new Army Combat Shirt to be even more breatheable.

  • Soldier Loses 160 Pounds in Order to Meet Weight Requirement

    Sep 14, 2007

    How far would you go to get your dream job and serve your country' Would you change your lifestyle completely'

  • TRS Members Must Re-Register for Restructured Program by Sunday

    Sep 14, 2007

    National Guard and Reserve members participating in the TRICARE Reserve Select healthcare plan have until Sunday - when all coverage under the "old" system ceases - to sign up for the restructured TRS.

  • 'Fratricide' Reduction Focus of NTC Exercise

    Sep 14, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces Command joined coalition partners to conduct force-on-force operations here to assess combat identification to improve combat effectiveness and reduce fratricide.

  • Soldiers Invited to Participate in Song Contest

    Sep 14, 2007

    The Dallas Songwriters Association is inviting aspiring songwriters who happen to wear military uniforms to enter their original tunes in its 2007/2008 "Songs from the Soul of Service" contest.

  • New Warrior Transition Units Focus on Helping Soldiers Through Healing Process

    Sep 13, 2007

    U.S. Army Europe Soldiers who need extended medical care will no longer have to return stateside for treatment, thanks to the creation of new Army warrior transition units in Germany.

  • 'Quick-Ship' Bonus Working for Columbia Recruiting Battalion

    Sep 13, 2007

    In less than one month, ColumbiaAca,!a,,cs Army Recruiting Battalion has enlisted 130 active duty Soldiers and four Reservists under the Aca,!A"quick-shipAca,!A? $20,000 bonus currently offered by the Army.

  • Military Advanced Training Center Opens at WRAMC

    Sep 13, 2007

    Walter Reed Army Medical CenterAca,!a,,cs new Military Advanced Training Center opened its doors today to offer rehabilitating Soldiers the latest in cutting edge equipment to help with their recovery.

  • Captains Now Eligible for $25K Retention Bonus

    Sep 13, 2007

    A critical skills-retention bonus of $25,000 or more is available to more than 16,000 regular-Army captains who agree to remain on active duty beyond their initial active-duty service obligations.

  • The Strength Within: One NCO's Experience with Suicide and PTSD

    Sep 12, 2007

    In the face of rising suicide rates among Soldiers, the Army is making a renewed effort to help Soldiers at risk and educate Soldiers and leaders about the signs to look for in their battle buddies and subordinates.

  • Hire a Hero Program Links Vets with Jobs

    Sep 11, 2007

  • Sec. Gates, Gen. Pace Vow to Pursue, Defeat 9/11 Perpetrators

    Sep 11, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told grieving family members at the PentagonAca,!a,,cs west wall today that the military would continue to pursue and defeat AmericaAca,!a,,cs enemies, especially terrorist organizations such as al Qaeda, which instigated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

  • 201st MI Bn. Prepares for Iraq Deployment

    Sep 11, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs first joint debriefing and interrogation center battalion will deploy to Iraq this month after 17 months of training and preparation.

  • Thousands Take Part in America Supports You Freedom Walk

    Sep 10, 2007

    In the shadow of the Washington Monument and under the watchful eyes of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, some 10,000 participants gathered at the National Mall here Friday to walk in the third annual America Supports You Freedom Walk.

  • Suicide Prevention: Watch Out for Your Buddy

    Sep 10, 2007

    In conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Week Sep. 9-15, the Army wants Soldiers and their Families to know help is available to those struggling with issues that sometimes bring about suicide.

  • Schofield Barracks, Fort Richardson NCO Academies Named Institutes of Excellence

    Sep 7, 2007

    Noncommissioned Officer Academies at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Fort Richardson, Alaska have been accredited as Institutions of Excellence by the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. The honor is the highest level of accreditation the Army can award. USASMA and the Training and Doctrine Command accredit NCO academies every three years to ensure Soldiers are receiving the best training possible. Of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 28 NCO academies only two others have the distinction: Fort Lewis, Wash., and Fort Campbell, Ky. More than 1,600 U.S. Soldiers Aca,!" and about 50 international soldiers Aca,!" attend NCOA-Hawaii yearly. Another 1,200 Soldiers take the warrior leader course at the NCO Academy at Fort Richardson every year. This month marks the first that foreign students are attending the course in Alaska.

  • Combat Lifesaver Course Trains Soldiers to Save Lives on Battlefield

    Sep 7, 2007

    When Soldiers are wounded in combat, the most immediate medical care available generally is given by other Soldiers on the battlefield, most of whom are not combat medics. Many Soldiers training here are taking the combat lifesaver course offered by the 205th Infantry Brigade to prepare them for such situations. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm helping a Soldier save a life,Aca,!A? said Sgt. Stacey N. Edwards, a combat lifesaver instructor with the 205th Inf. Bde. Aca,!A"In Iraq and Afghanistan, nine out of 10 times, a combat lifesaver will be able to treat a wounded Soldier before a medic will. Skills we are teaching them here save lives over there.Aca,!A? The Army requires 20 percent of personnel in each unit to be combat lifesaver certified, said Sgt. Clint Higgins, another instructor.

  • Injured Soldiers Celebrate Life in HBO Documentary

    Sep 6, 2007

    Sgt. Bryan Anderson didnAca,!a,,ct hear the explosion that ripped his vehicle apart in southeast Baghdad. Aca,!A"I didn't hear it. I saw the light and the flash,Aca,!A? he said of the roadside bomb that changed his life.

  • National Guard Soldier Pulls Family from Burning Car, Earns Soldier's Medal

    Sep 5, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Danny Stanley served a year in Iraq, but the awards for heroism came for what the National Guard Citizen-Soldier did back home.

  • Army Boat Supports Dive Teams Trying to Raise Russian Sub

    Sep 5, 2007

    Usually a transport vessel, the U.S. Army Vessel New Orleans is rendering itself as a diving platform for Army and Navy divers attempting to salvage a sunken Russian submarine in Providence Harbor.

  • New Initiatives Raise Hopes for Army to Reach Recruiting Goals

    Sep 5, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Aca,!A"quick-shipAca,!A? bonus program is showing success in getting prospective recruits to enlist and is expected to help the Army make its end-of-year recruiting goal, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs recruiting chief told Pentagon reporters today.

  • Full Replacement Value Coverage Begins Soon

    Sep 4, 2007

    Servicemembers and DOD Civilians will soon be eligible for Full Replacement Value protection on most DOD-funded personal-property shipments.

  • First Strike Ration Heading to Warfighters

    Sep 4, 2007

    A new compact, eat-on-the-move assault ration is well on its way to warfightersAca,!a,,c hands.

  • President Bush to Troops: Military Surge Working

    Sep 4, 2007

    The military surge into Iraq is working, President Bush told troops yesterday during a surprise visit here.

  • Tony Schumacher Rolls to Sixth Indianapolis Win

    Sep 4, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher marched to his sixth career Mac Tools U.S. Nationals win here Monday at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

  • President Bush quote

    Sep 4, 2007

    President Bush, speaking to Soldiers and other servicemembers at Al Asad Air Base, in Anbar Province, Iraq, Sep. 3.

  • Flag Day

    Sep 4, 2007

    Spc. Austin Davenport, from the 318th Psychological Operations Company, passes out Iraqi flags to children in the East Rashid section of Baghdad, Aug. 11.

  • California Result is Another Learning Experience for Army Driver

    Sep 4, 2007

    Aric Almirola called it an excellent learning opportunity after finishing 31st in Sunday night's Nextel Cup race at California Speedway where air temperatures throughout the weekend exceeded 100 degrees.

  • Looking for a Bomb Maker

    Aug 31, 2007

    Soldiers from Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Regiment, clear BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Adhamiyah district and search for a suspected IED manufacturer.

  • Hometown News Kicks Off Holiday Greetings Program

    Aug 31, 2007

    The Army and Air Force Hometown News Service from San Antonio once again will have a camera team traveling throughout Europe in September and October recording holiday greetings for broadcast on stateside television and radio stations. The camera team will also be taping holiday greetings to send to relatives in the 50 states and U.S. territories. Those eligible to participate in the holiday greetings program are active duty, government civilians, retirees, Department of Defense Dependent School teachers and Family members stationed overseas who wonAca,!a,,ct be home for the holidays. Staff Sgt. Scott Malone, the European team chief who produced more than 400 holiday greetings in the Kaiserslautern military community last year, said the primary thing to remember while taping holiday messages is to relax.

  • An Infantryman's Inspiring Recovery

    Aug 30, 2007

    An injured infantryman is inspiring the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team here with his rapid recovery and his determination to become a better, stronger Soldier.

  • Secretary Geren Welcomed to Army in Arrival Ceremony

    Aug 30, 2007

    Reshaping support to Army Families and rebalancing a force stretched by war will be the priorities for Army Secretary Pete Geren. Secretary Geren spoke during an arrival ceremony hosted here today by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. In a nod to Secretary GerenAca,!a,,cs Dallas background, the Army Band played Aca,!A"The Yellow Rose of TexasAca,!A? during the pre-event concert. Secretary Geren, who represented Dallas in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 1997, has served as the 20th Army secretary since July 16. Aca,!A"Pete Geren is the right person, at the right time, to serve as secretary of the Army,Aca,!A? Gen. Casey said in his remarks at the ceremony.

  • Acting Surgeon General Named Woman of the Year

    Aug 30, 2007

    The acting surgeon general of the Army was named the American Legion AuxiliaryAca,!a,,cs Woman of the Year at the organizationAca,!a,,cs national conference in Reno, Nev., Aug. 28.

  • Spouses Need Battle Buddies Too

    Aug 30, 2007

    The following is a commentary by Chelsea Iliff from the "Fort Huachuca Scout." Alone in a foreign country, in a new apartment, with no vehicle and no household goods, I was forced to make friends when my husband deployed to Iraq for the first time in October 2003.

  • Army Fights Contracting Fraud

    Aug 30, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced yesterday two efforts to ensure policies and procedures are in place for all joint, expeditionary contracting operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.

  • Infantryman Earns Spot on 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team

    Aug 29, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Downs recently took another step toward becoming the oldest U.S. boxer in Olympic history.

  • Army Extends Level of Support to Fallen Soldiers' Families

    Aug 29, 2007

    Families of deceased active-duty Soldiers can receive an extended level of support from a long-term care program.

  • Mount Rainier Rescues a Reserve Specialty

    Aug 29, 2007

    Most of the 6,000 to 8,000 climbers who each year attempt to scale this long-dormant volcano walk off the mountain under their own power. For the unfortunate few who canAca,!a,,ct Aca,!" either because of injury or incapacitation Aca,!" the trip down is often courtesy of an Army Reserve CH-47 Chinook.

  • AFN Broadcaster Receives Soldier's Medal for Saving Stabbing Victim's Life

    Aug 29, 2007

    Spc. Anthony Scroggins was all smiles Aug. 28 as American Forces Network-Europe commander, Lt. Col. Scott Malcom, pinned the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal on his uniform.

  • Lt. Gen. Blum Addresses State of the Guard

    Aug 28, 2007

    Domestic equipment shortages remain the barrier to even greater excellence from a transformed National Guard, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said here Aug. 25. Aca,!A"We know what we do. We know why we do it. We know what we need,Aca,!A? Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum told National Guard officers and others attending the National Guard Association of the United StatesAca,!a,,c 129th General Conference. Aca,!A"Imagine what we could do if we had what we needed to do it.Aca,!A?

  • Gen. Casey: National Guard Vital in Long War

    Aug 27, 2007

    The National Guard is making a vital contribution to current wars and will continue to be integral as we enter a period of persistent conflict, the chief of staff of the Army said here Aug. 26.

  • Coalition Exercise Focused on Improving Combat Identification

    Aug 27, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces CommandAca,!a,,cs Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team will deploy with an eight-nation coalition to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin Calif., Sep. 7-19 to assess technologies designed to reduce friendly fire incidents and enhance combat effectiveness.

  • 1st Inf. Div. Spouse Pens Book on Army Wives

    Aug 27, 2007

    Hoping to share the everyday moments of ordinary Army wives, Janelle Mock penned the book, "Portraits of the Toughest Job in the Army: Voices and Faces of Modern Army Wives."

  • MNC-I Exceeds Retention Goal

    Aug 27, 2007

    Multinational Corps-Iraq retention goals for fiscal 2007 were met Aug. 15, more than six weeks ahead of schedule.

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety Campaign Draws to a Close

    Aug 27, 2007

    Labor Day marks the end of the 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign and the Army remains dedicated to engaging and educating all Soldiers on safe practices Aca,!" both on and off duty.

  • $1.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Support Soldiers

    Aug 27, 2007

    The Texas Resources for Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment Fund of the Dallas Foundation awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to assist Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families through seven non-profit organizations.

  • Aric Almirola Fights Through Adversity at Bristol

    Aug 27, 2007

    Starting at the rear of the field plus a lack of early cautions handicapped Aric Almirola in Saturday night's Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The end result was a 36th-place finish for the 23-year-old driver, who was making his second career Cup start and his first with the U.S. Army race team.

  • Senior Enlisted Advisor Passes on Lessons Learned to NCO Academy Grads

    Aug 24, 2007

    The Army Medical Command Noncommissioned Officer AcademyAca,!a,,cs newest graduates were given a few words of wisdom by someone with more than his share of experience leading troops.

  • Army Curators Study History at Fort Sam Houston

    Aug 24, 2007

    More than 30 museum curators, senior staff members and museum technicians from Army museums nationwide met at Fort Sam HoustonAca,!a,,cs Army Medical Department Museum Aug. 14 for the first Basic Curatorial Methods Training course in almost five years.

  • New Chief of Chaplains Reports for Duty

    Aug 24, 2007

    According to Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas L. Carver, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new chief of chaplains, chaplains in todayAca,!a,,cs Army are more important than any time since World War II. Their very mission, nurturing the living, caring for the wounded and honoring the dead, is essential to an Army at war.

  • Army Football Sets Military Appreciation Day

    Aug 24, 2007

    The Army Athletic Association will kick off the football season with Military Appreciation Day during West PointAca,!a,,cs Sept. 8 contest against Rhode Island at historic Michie Stadium.

  • BAMC Steps up Care for Warriors in Transition, Families

    Aug 23, 2007

    Since June, Brooke Army Medical Center has implemented a series of sweeping changes designed to improve the quality of care for Soldiers in transition and their Families.

  • After-Army Review: Two Former Soldiers Tell How Army Life Helped Them

    Aug 23, 2007

    ItAca,!a,,cs something nearly every Soldier will face sooner or later: transitioning from the Army to civilian life. Whether they choose to do so after seven years or 27, the changes in lifestyle and environment can conjure up every emotion in the book. Regardless of what they go on to do, many say their time in the Army more than prepared them for what they tackled next.

  • Sampey Loses in Final Round of Toyo Tires Nationals, Brown Out in Quarterfinals

    Aug 23, 2007

    After enduring numerous rain delays over the last three days, U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle pilot, Angelle Sampey, could not quite close the deal here as she lost in the final round of the Toyo Tires Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.The three-time world champion was automatically disqualified in her match up with Matt Guidera after she wiped out the 1,000-foot timing cone. Aca,!A"ThatAca,!a,,cs certainly not the way I would have preferred to finish off this race after being here for so long,Aca,!A? said a dejected Ms. Sampey. Aca,!A"I was side-by-side with Matt for much of the way down the track and then I started drifting toward the center. I tried to muscle my bike back into the groove, but I just couldnAca,!a,,ct get it done. I ultimately hit the cone and that was it.Aca,!A?

  • Guard Chief: Nation's Guard Members at Peak of Excellence

    Aug 23, 2007

    As chief of the National Guard Bureau bragged about todayAca,!a,,cs Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to sports commentators at Fenway Park, a 91-year-old World War II veteran sitting in the stands below the broadcasting booth made much the same claims on behalf of todayAca,!a,,cs Guardmembers. During the fifth inning of the Aug. 17 Red Sox game against the Los Angeles Angels, LTG H Steven Blum told Gerry Remy and Don Orsillo of the New England Sports Network that 70 percent of Guardmembers have served at least one tour related to the Global War on Terrorism. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre in 40 countries,Aca,!A? Blum said. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre providing about 50,000 troops overseas as you and I are talking and watching this ballgame; 6,000 on the Southwest border; and about 10,000 called out by their governors for forest fires, floodsAca,!A| getting ready for hurricanes.Aca,!A?

  • Referral Bonus Program Draws 6,800 New Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2007

    Under the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Referral Bonus Program, sponsors have referred 31,000 recruits resulting in 6,800 contracts as of early August, according to officials at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Become a Special Agent, Get $20K

    Aug 22, 2007

    A $20,000 lump-sum critical skills accession bonus is being offered to active duty enlisted Soldiers who complete the Criminal Investigation Command special agent warrant officer basic course by Sept. 30, 2008. The CSAB targets the 31 series military occupational specialty for Military Police Corps noncommissioned officers selected for appointment to warrant officer positions in the 311A MOS. Enlisted special agents with at least 24 months of CID investigative experience and a minimum of 60 hours of college credit and who are no longer on probationary status, are eligible to receive the bonus.

  • Vice Chief of Staff Designates West Point Center of Excellence for Professional Military Ethics

    Aug 22, 2007

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard Cody expanded West PointAca,!a,,cs role as AmericaAca,!a,,cs premier leader-development institution Friday by designating the U.S. Military Academy the Army Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic.

  • Gen. Richard A. Cody quote

    Aug 22, 2007

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody, in a speech to cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., Aug. 18.

  • Texas National Guard Ahead of Hurricane Dean

    Aug 21, 2007

    Military vehicles and commercial buses are staged in the Rio Grande Valley in preparation for the possible evacuation of communities along the south Texas and Mexico coastlines that may be affected by Hurricane Dean.

  • Army Takes Issue with Payday Loans

    Aug 21, 2007

    EveryoneAca,!a,,cs heard the familiar radio spots cajoling people to take out a payday loan. It sounds easy enough. They offer a loan, which is paid back when your paycheck arrives.

  • Oklahomans Volunteer Use of Their Land for Military Training

    Aug 21, 2007

    Moments after receiving word of casualties in the battlefield, the blades of a U.S. military helicopter at the main base begin rotating. Within minutes, flying above barren fields and urban areas, the crew races toward the casualties knowing the significance of each tick of the clock. After a few tense moments at a remote landing zone, the wounded are secured in the chopper and the crew speed to the military hospital where lifesaving medical care awaits.

  • Soldiers Rescue Women from Fire, Awarded Soldiers Medal

    Aug 21, 2007

    Two 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers were awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest peacetime honor, for saving an elderly woman and her handicapped daughter from a burning apartment in Uijeongbu, Korea last year.

  • Soldier's Second Olympic Boxing Bid Could be Last Hurrah in Ring

    Aug 21, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Mahlon Kerwick has dedicated his Olympic dream to his Family.

  • Army Chef Inducted into Top Culinary Society

    Aug 21, 2007

    The American Academy of Chefs inducted Chief Warrant Officer 4 David J. Longstaff, senior mission command food advisor and a certified executive chef, into their honor society July 20 at the Marriott Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

  • MWR 'Dress the Dog' Contest Offers Prizes for Multiple Purchasers

    Aug 21, 2007

    There is still time to qualify for a chance to win a 2008 Ford Mustang, an all-inclusive, five-night stay at Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., or Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany, one of five $100 gift cards to military exchanges and commissaries, various electronic products or a mountain bike.

  • Texas National Guard Ready for Hurricane Dean

    Aug 20, 2007

    National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, most of them from Texas, are making final preparations for a rapid response should Hurricane Dean strike the Texas coast later this week.

  • Suicide Named Third Leading Cause of Death Among National Guard Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2007

    In terms of a threat to Army National Guard Soldiers, it easily rivals rounds from a concealed sniper, the devastation of an improvised explosive device or a blast from rocket-propelled grenade.

  • Fort Hood Spouse Featured on Famous Cereal Box

    Aug 20, 2007

    Robin Crouse was bashful at first about having a costarring role with breakfast star Tony the Tiger.

  • Army Cooks Take the Cake in 'Iron Chef' Competition

    Aug 20, 2007

    Food service personnel of the 3rd Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team competed in their own version of the Iron Chef competition here Aug. 16.

  • Schumacher Exits in First Round, Rain Delays Motorcycle Action

    Aug 20, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The SargeAca,!A? Schumacher, dropped a first round encounter to Doug Foley here Sunday in the Toyo Tires Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

  • More Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles Shipped to Middle East

    Aug 20, 2007

    U.S. troops serving in Iraq will have a little more protection soon, as two of the military's newest armored vehicles are on their way to the theater.

  • 'Biggest Losers' Strut Their Slimmer Stuff

    Aug 17, 2007

    After a lifelong struggle with her weight, it only took six months for a military spouse and mother of five to lose 27 pounds and gain a hefty new title Aca,!" Fort Sam HoustonAca,!a,,cs Biggest Loser.

  • Father Helps Son Continue Family's 175 Years in Army

    Aug 17, 2007

    For the Day family, military service is a family tradition Aca,!" and has been since the Revolutionary War. When you add up all the years of military service for the Day family, it reaches to 175 years.

  • Walk a Mile for a Soldier

    Aug 17, 2007

    Soldier-mom Marcia Hawkins and nine others will start a seven day, 400-mile walk from Deerfield, Mass., to Washington, D.C., Sunday to let AmericaAca,!a,,cs military know the country appreciates their service Aca,!" whatever branch, wherever stationed.

  • New Chinook Unveiled at Fort Campbell

    Aug 17, 2007

    Aviation history was made at Fort Campbell Wednesday as a newly designed CH-47 Chinook helicopter was officially ushered into operation.

  • Army Suicides Up, Prevention Efforts Strengthened

    Aug 17, 2007

    An Army study released today indicates that during calendar year 2006 Soldier suicides reached their highest level since 1980.

  • DoD, Partners Continue I-35 Bridge Recovery Operations

    Aug 16, 2007

    Defense Department agencies assisting with search and recovery operations at the site of the I-35W bridge collapse are continuing their efforts around-the-clock.

  • Camp Lets Kids of Deployed Parents be Kids

    Aug 16, 2007

    Aca,!A"He had to save us. He had to save all of us,Aca,!A? said 10-year-old Savana Bucklewn of her fatherAca,!a,,cs three-year deployment to Iraq, a deployment so long she didnAca,!a,,ct recognize him when he did come home.

  • Book Helps Military Spouses Create Lives of Their Own

    Aug 16, 2007

    They have one of the toughest jobs in the military and they do it without pay, without leave and often without thanks.

  • Army's 'Best Warrior' NCO Advises Competitors

    Aug 16, 2007

    Winning the Army's Best Warrior NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition brings recognition and respect.

  • Army Captain Scores Rare Win in 4th Circuit Gun Case

    Aug 16, 2007

    A third-year law student at Wake Forest University accomplished what no other criminal appellate lawyer in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has managed: She won a reversal of a 15-year conviction for a felon in possession of a firearm based on the defense the possession was justified.

  • JPAC Recovers Possible Remains, Personal Effects in Laos

    Aug 15, 2007

    Four recovery teams from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command recently completed JPACAca,!a,,cs 100th recovery mission in the Lao PeopleAca,!a,,cs Democratic Republic, recovering possible human remains and personal effects.

  • Employer Support Recognized by Reserve-Component Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2007

    Challenged by the loss of employees, civilian employers of National Guard and Reserve Soldiers endure sacrifice in a time of war that only a Soldier could understand.

  • Communication is Key for Children of Deploying Parents

    Aug 15, 2007

    Deployments are tough on military Families, especially children.

  • Army Preparing for Future of Conflict, Gen. Casey Says

    Aug 15, 2007

    The Army is growing its ranks and transforming into an agile force ready to face a future that could be rife with conflicts around the world, the Army chief of staff said.

  • Army Study Confirms Recreation, Family Programs Linked to Readiness, Retention

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Army has announced results from a recently completed study that identified positive, measurable links between Soldiers' use of recreation and Family programs and readiness and retention.

  • Army Chief of Staff Visits Soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Aug 14, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. administered the oath of enlistment to 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers in Iraq Sunday after spending time with troops in Afghanistan last week.

  • Pool Therapy Keeps 'Black Jack' Soldiers in the Fight

    Aug 14, 2007

    With the opening of Montpetit Pool here last month, Soldiers from the 2nd Aca,!A"Black JackAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have had a daily escape from the summer heat.

  • Improved Tricare Reserve Select Plan Takes Effect Oct. 1

    Aug 14, 2007

    National Guardsmen and Reservists enrolled in the Tricare Reserve Select health plan can now go to the Tricare Web site to transfer to the new, improved program that will replace it Oct. 1.

  • America's Army to Launch New Game

    Aug 13, 2007

    America's Army will declare war on the fictional country of Ganzia Sept. 27 when it launches "True Soldiers" for X-Box 360, the latest evolution of the popular Army-sponsored computer game.

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