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  • A Lineage Kept

    Aug 12, 2008

    A new generation of Easy Company Soldiers are carrying on the Company's rich history and tradition.

  • U.S. helps redeploy Georgian forces

    Aug 12, 2008

    The U.S.-assisted redeployment of Georgian troops from Iraq to their home country began Sunday and continued through Monday, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • Warfighting Conference

    Aug 12, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach.

  • Kaiserslautern holds Warrior Response exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Balloon canisters, normally filled with helium, were packed with chorine. And within minutes of what was to be a joyous celebration Aca,!" a welcome home ceremony for redeploying Soldiers Aca,!" suddenly became chaos as the canisters opened, poisoning the air with yellow gas.

  • Civilian employees begin Senior Fellowship

    Aug 11, 2008

    Four Army civilians have been selected to participate in the Army Senior Fellows Program with one taking graduate classes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the others beginning career-development assignments this week.

  • First-ever female wins Forces Command NCO of year

    Aug 11, 2008

    To see her walking through the halls of the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command headquarters here, she looks like an average noncommissioned officer.

  • Dwindling Down

    Aug 11, 2008

    The end is near for Guardsmen battling the fires in California.

  • Prosthetics

    Aug 11, 2008

    Advancement of prosthetic technology lets amputees lead a more normal life.

  • Soldier wins Gold, sets new Olympic record

    Aug 11, 2008

    BEIJING (Army News Service, Aug. 12, 2008) -- Spc. Glenn Eller won the Gold Medal in double trap shooting Tuesday, setting an Olympic record with a total score of 190. Eller's teammate, Spc. Jeff Holguin, finished fourth. Both Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit based at Fort Benning, Ga. Eller went into the final round leading by four shots and hit 45 out of 50 targets, to win the first shooting Gold for Team USA in Beijing.

  • Germans, Americans bid USAG Hessen farewell

    Aug 10, 2008

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs difficult to say goodbye, but as they say, life goes on,Aca,!A? said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gerald Moates following the U.S. Army Garrison Hessen closure ceremony here Aug. 7.

  • Army displays 100 technologies at end of 4-month test

    Aug 8, 2008

    Cutting-edge technologies for both land and air missions were viewed at Fort Dix Tuesday at the C4ISR On-the-Move Event 08, culminating four months of high-tech testing.

  • Wounded Warrior to Aim for Gold in Beijing Paralympics

    Aug 8, 2008

    OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 7, 2008 Aca,!" With the worldAca,!a,,cs attention focused on the Olympic Games that open tomorrow in Beijing, a former 3rd Infantry Division soldier severely wounded in Iraq is gearing up to compete in the Paralympic Games that open there Sept. 6.

  • Soldiers Return

    Aug 8, 2008

    The 316th Army Reserve is welcomed home at a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes.

  • Everglades Research

    Aug 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going back to basics with a research project that shows great potential in South Florida.

  • Silver Star recipient says talking helps counter PTSD

    Aug 8, 2008

    Silver Star recipient Staff Sgt. Omar Hernandez said when he returned from his third tour in Iraq last year, he hesitated to seek help because he did not want to be perceived as crazy or weak.

  • 1st Air Cav receives new heavy-lift helos

    Aug 7, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" From the outside, the CH-47F Chinooks donAca,!a,,ct look much different from their predecessors, aside from the new paint job, but making that observation is like judging a book by its cover.

  • Soldiers test FCS equipment in 'culminating' exercise

    Aug 7, 2008

    Soldiers of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fort Bliss, participated in a three-day training exercise at DoAfA+-a Ana Range Complex July 28-30 that tested the experimental technologies of the Army Future Combat Systems.

  • Business Expo showcases improved security in Iraq

    Aug 7, 2008

    Companies in Babil Province displayed their products at a business exposition Sunday in Iskandariyah, Iraq, about 60 miles south of Baghdad.

  • Soldier finishes second in military pentathlon in Turkey

    Aug 7, 2008

    A Nevada Guardsman finished second in an international military pentathlon event in Istanbul, Turkey, July 4-13.

  • Clarity through Blindness

    Aug 7, 2008

    Army Times 2007 Soldier of the Year talks about how being blind has helped him see.

  • Education Expands Options for Wounded Warriors

    Aug 7, 2008

    Sgt. James FordAca,!a,,cs career imploded the moment an improvised explosive device exploded on a roadside in Afghanistan in October 2007. Two out of the six people present were injured, including Ford. The Soldier sustained a right leg fracture, shattered heel and mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Military Aviation

    Aug 7, 2008

    A relic of the past returns to life after 100 years. Dave Annarino tells the tale.

  • Wheelchair Games help mentor, mend Army vet

    Aug 6, 2008

    Tyler Wilson, a 23-year-old Army veteran, experienced his second life-changing event within three years at the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

  • AMC wins two top Army-level safety awards

    Aug 6, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" Thanks to a renewed command emphasis and commitment to safety and occupational health at every level, the U.S. Army Materiel Command has won two significant Army safety awards designed to recognize, promote and motivate success in accident prevention.

  • Free Fallin'

    Aug 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Female Parachute Team takes the Silver Medal in Slovakia Competition. They now head to Italy for the 2008 Euro Cup.

  • Darmstadt garrison bids Germany farewell

    Aug 6, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" With a lump in the throat and the gift of an American flag to this cityAca,!a,,cs lord mayor, U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt officially ended six decades of service at its inactivation ceremony Aug. 5.

  • Toads and Bats

    Aug 6, 2008

    Hohenfels, Germany boasts some of the largest populations of threatened animals in all of Bavaria.

  • President visits Korea, thanks troops

    Aug 6, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of KoreaAca,!" President George W. Bush spoke to a full-capacity crowd of servicemembers, families and civilian employees here at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Collier Field House, Aug. 6.

  • Lt. Gen. Chiarelli Promotion

    Aug 5, 2008

    Pentagon promotion ceremony honoring Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, incoming Army Vice Chief of Staff.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Hood, 1st Cav. Div. Soldiers

    Aug 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs senior-most noncommissioned officer recently took the opportunity to meet with 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers.

  • Your Money

    Aug 5, 2008

    Financial Planner Practitioner talks about investing.

  • Butterfly Tour

    Aug 5, 2008

    A rare insect finds refuge within the fence line of a military installation.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • Army opens Prep School at Fort Jackson

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., opened its doors Monday morning to begin offering help to young men and women who fall short on the education needed to join the service.

  • Army begins uniform modification program for wounded warriors

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently began a new program that offers uniform modifications Aca,!" at no cost to wounded Soldiers Aca,!" through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

  • Sixteen Soldiers set to bolster Team USA at Olympic Games in Beijing

    Aug 4, 2008

    Sixteen members of the U.S. Army family will compete, coach or serve as training partners for Team USA at the 29th Olympic Games Aug. 8-24 in Beijing.

  • Army fields first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • The Road to Glory: The Purple Heart

    Aug 4, 2008

    On August 7, 1782, General George Washington ordered 'that whenever any singularly meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear on his facings, over his left breast, the figure of a heart in purple cloth, or silk, edged with narrow lace or binding.' Washington made it clear that the badge could be bestowed upon soldiers of any rank. It was the first decoration in the Army to include enlisted troops...

  • Troop Construction

    Aug 4, 2008

    Environmental officials at Hohenfels, Germany, use Soldier labor in construction projects.

  • Making History Again

    Aug 4, 2008

    A team of engineers recreates the Wright Brothers' 1908 Flyer. It's set to be on display at Fort Myer.

  • Army bids farewell to Vice Chief Cody

    Aug 1, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody, the 31st vice chief of staff of the Army, was honored with a farewell from the Pentagon Monday morning and a retirement ceremony Friday on the parade field at Fort Myer, Va.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • Soldiers provide feedback on new gear

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently visited the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here to receive briefings on the latest developments in food, clothing, aerial delivery, shelters and individual equipment, and provide feedback to developers.

  • National cemetery to be built at Fort Jackson

    Aug 1, 2008

    A new national cemetery, which will be adjacent to Fort Jackson, is scheduled to open this fall and will be named the "Fort Jackson National Cemetery."

  • New York agencies partner to help returning Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    Starting today, citizen Soldiers here will now receive mental health screening thanks to a new partnership between the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • Ways to Save

    Aug 1, 2008

    USAA Financial Planner Practitioner gives advice to Soldiers and their Families on how to save money.

  • Soldier of the Year

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers in the National Capital region compete for a spot at the Soldier/NCO of the Year competition in September.

  • Sexual assault prevention policy to focus on changing social norms

    Jul 31, 2008

    The Army plans to launch new initiatives for the prevention of sexual assault during a summit this September in Washington, D.C.

  • 'New Horizons' aviators supporting humanitarian missions in Peru

    Jul 31, 2008

    New Horizons Peru-2008 includes the construction of t two schools, three clinics, and two waters wells, as well as nine medical missions, and CH-47 Chinooks are providing support.

  • 'Lone Star' medics helping Rio Grande Valley residents

    Jul 31, 2008

    Texas National Guard troops had to dodge flooded streets, downed power lines and trees after Hurricane Dolly to begin Operation Lone Star, but they are in place and the medical and dental clinics are open to Rio Grande Valley residents for the next two weeks.

  • Online Language Guides

    Jul 31, 2008

    The Defense Language Institute now provides a Website with language guides.

  • Kissimmee River Restoration

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restoring an ecosystem that stretches 9000 square miles in Florida.

  • Working Together

    Jul 30, 2008

    Soldiers and Sailors join together for this year's Joint Logistics over the Shore operation in Camp Pendleton, CA.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Jul 30, 2008

    In an exclusive interview, our Gail McCabe speaks with the Army's second highest ranking civilian.

  • New tool may enhance the way Soldiers communicate with locals in theater

    Jul 30, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division could soon have a new tool for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom that enhances the way they communicate with the people living in Iraq.

  • Soldiers, Sailors train 'over the shore'

    Jul 30, 2008

    Hundreds of Army trucks, Humvees and other vehicles have continually rolled through the Pacific surf and onto the beach here over the past week, just as they did more than 60 years ago during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and 50-some years ago during MacArthurAca,!a,,cs invasion of Inchon, Korea.

  • Interview with Col. Sandusky

    Jul 29, 2008

    Jini Ryan interviews the Commander of the Defense Language Institute about new language products being made available to all Soldiers.

  • New GI Bill provides increased educational benefits

    Jul 29, 2008

    The latest GI Bill considerably improves the opportunity for todayAca,!a,,cs servicemembers to obtain their education, a senior Defense Department official said.

  • Bringing more families to Korea

    Jul 29, 2008

    While the number of command-sponsored positions in Korea doubled over the past few years to the current 3,000, the goal is to give every Soldier the option of bringing family members to Korea, according to the 8th Army command sergeant major.

  • Friendly Neighbors

    Jul 29, 2008

    Louisiana National Guardsmen provide support to local New Orleans residents during daily operations aimed to help the New Orleans Police Department.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Jul 29, 2008

    Army leaders from around the world meet in Atlanta, GA for the 2008 Land Forces Symposium. Gail McCabe reports.

  • California Guard rescues nation's largest Ponderosa Pine

    Jul 29, 2008

    California National GuardAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Task Force PickAca,!A? came to the rescue when the wildfires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest threatened the nationAca,!a,,cs tallest Ponderosa Pine tree.

  • Army dominates Interservice Rifle Championships

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Service Rifle Team of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., won every team match at the 2008 Interservice Rifle Championships July 14 to 22.

  • CHESS consolidated buy period opens for computer products

    Jul 28, 2008

    CHESS, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and SolutionsAca,!A? consolidated buy period opens July 28 and will run through Sept. 30, giving Army customers the chance to buy computer hardware and software at significant savings.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration

    Jul 28, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Dunwoody Confirmed as First Female Four-Star

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody as the first female U.S. Military four-star general.

  • Mechanical arm attaches to vehicles for IED clearance

    Jul 28, 2008

    In Iraq, the Army is fighting a new kind of unconventional warfare. One characteristic of that is the use of improvised explosive devices by enemy insurgents.

  • Guard helping Texans recover after hurricane

    Jul 28, 2008

    More than 800 members of the Texas National Guard and state Guard joined forces with emergency responders in a massive relief operation to help the communities near in the Rio Grande Valley recover after Hurricane Dolly.

  • Texas Guard helps South Texas victims

    Jul 25, 2008

    A look at efforts by the Texas National Guard in response to devastation caused by Hurricane Dolly on the South Texas Gulf Coast. The story focuses on efforts by Strike Force 3, a group of Army National Guard Soldiers from New Braunfels, Texas.

  • Commentary: Bad choices lead to bad consequences

    Jul 25, 2008

    Accidents donAca,!a,,ct just happen. The old cliche that they do is a crutch no Soldier can afford to lean on. Things that just happen arenAca,!a,,ct your fault. If they just happen no one bears responsibility, no one has a role in prevention. We all should know that isnAca,!a,,ct the case. ItAca,!a,,cs all about cause and effect. Accidents take place when individuals make bad choices.

  • Lynch commands III Corps

    Jul 25, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno passed the reigns of Fort Hood and III Corps to Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch in a noncommissioned officer-led ceremony Friday in front of III Corps Headquarters. Lynch, whose last assignment was commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., recently returned from Iraq where he served as commander, Multi-National Division - Center. Earlier that morning, retired Gen. Benjamin Griffin, former 1st Cavalry Division assistant commander, pinned on Lynch's third star in a ceremony at III Corps.

  • Veterans prep for largest annual Wheelchair Games

    Jul 25, 2008

    The 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, scheduled to take place July 25Aca,!"29 in Omaha, Neb., will attract more than 500 veterans with disabilities.

  • 'It was bound to happen' says Becton of Army integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    The Korean Conflict led the way for integration of the Army after President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 calling for equal treatment, opportunities and advancement for black servicemen.

  • Vet remembers integration in post-war Germany

    Jul 25, 2008

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Monroe Sweet was in an all-black unit July 26, 1948 when President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 to provide equal treatment and more opportunities for black servicemen in the Armed Forces.

  • Bold Quest Plus aims to cut 'fog of war'

    Jul 25, 2008

    A coalition team providing humanitarian assistance to a war-torn village receives heavy sniper fire from a nearby building where friendly forces were patrolling earlier.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly

    Jul 25, 2008

    National Guard troops in Texas for Hurricane Dolly.

  • Veterans of Integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    On the 60th anniversary of integration of Armed Forces, veterans who served during that period take a look back.

  • Soldiers Creed

    Jul 25, 2008

    Army Diversity is Army Strong.

  • Stabbing the Beach at JLOTS

    Jul 24, 2008

  • 35 Years as an All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • Dunwoody confirmed as first female four-star

    Jul 24, 2008

    The United States Senate confirmed Wednesday the appointment to the grade of general, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody.

  • Army commemorates 60th anniversary of Armed Forces Integration

    Jul 24, 2008

    On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981, establishing the PresidentAca,!a,,cs Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. It was accompanied by Executive Order 9980, which created a Fair Employment Board to eliminate racial discrimination in federal employment.

  • Army leaders testify to Congress on WTU support

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army leaders testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, outlining initiatives to increase Warrior Transition Unit support to include cadre, medical care providers and facilities for wounded warriors.

  • Guard helping Texans hit by Hurricane Dolly

    Jul 24, 2008

    Hurricane Dolly hit the Texas coast Wednesday with devastating winds and torrential rain, prompting Gov. Rick Perry to declare several southern counties disaster areas and call out the National Guard.

  • JTF-East training rotating from Romania to Bulgaria

    Jul 24, 2008

    About 900 U.S. Soldiers are now beginning their final week of training with Romanian troops at ranges in the eastern half of this former Warsaw Pact nation.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 2

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • National Guard Indy Car

    Jul 24, 2008

    The new #4 National Guard Indy Car propels National Guard recruiting into another sport.

  • Army wins national pistol title for first time in decades

    Jul 23, 2008

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit brought home the top trophies from this year's National Pistol Matches July 10 to 13, besting about 700 pistol shooters from around the country.

  • Corps of Engineers, NOAA deploy 'Smart Buoy' in Chesapeake

    Jul 23, 2008

    An Army Corps of Engineers boat crew and a team of oceanographers deployed the nationAca,!a,,cs latest Aca,!A"smart buoyAca,!A? at the mouth of the Rappahannock River July 19.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 1

    Jul 23, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Integrated Force

    Jul 23, 2008

    The Army celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Integration. Drill Sergeant Lawrence Bessey tells how Basic Trainees benefit from diversity.

  • Texas Guard gears up for Hurricane Dolly

    Jul 23, 2008

    At least 600 Texas National Guard members prepared for storm duty Tuesday, as Tropical Storm Dolly beat a northwestward path over the Gulf of Mexico toward southern Texas.

  • 'Operation Lily Pad' aims to save lives in hurricanes

    Jul 22, 2008

    Louisiana National GuardAca,!a,,cs 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted an exercise Sunday aimed at evacuating refugees in the event of a hurricane striking the state.

  • Fort Irwin NTC

    Jul 22, 2008

    Tech. Sgt. Dwight Hawkins was at Fort Irwin as Soldiers prepared for an upcoming deployment.

  • Joining Together

    Jul 22, 2008

    El Paso, Texas, joined the growing number of American cities to strengthen its commitment to Soldiers.

  • Electronic library kiosk bound for Iraq

    Jul 22, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Camp Victory in Iraq is nearly 2,000 miles from the nearest Army Library in Europe. But soldiers deployed at the sprawling base near Baghdad International Airport will soon have access to a broad spectrum of such resources via an e-Branch kiosk.

  • Najaf Airport provides travel, economic boost to southern provinces

    Jul 22, 2008

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki stepped off the first plane landing in Najaf International Airport and waved to cheering crowds July 20.

  • Soldier continues Jujitsu training while in Iraq

    Jul 21, 2008

    He moved from being locked in the guard to base with little effort, wrapped his opponent's neck in the crook of his arm and locked in until his opponent's head turned fuscia.

  • Freedom Rest helps Soldiers escape

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers melt away stress in the steaming sauna; they lounge around the swimming pool watching one another leap from the high dive; some use the workout room to improve their bodies and their moods. The scene is similar to any resort.