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  • 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.

  • Soldiers Rescue Boy from Well

    Aug 13, 2007

    Multinational Division Aca,!" Baghdad Soldiers rescued a 2-year-old Iraqi boy from a dry well located near his familyAca,!a,,cs residence Aug. 9.

  • Immigration Services Launches Military Help Line

    Aug 13, 2007

    Servicemembers and their Families stationed around the world are now able to call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for help with immigration services and benefits using a dedicated, toll-free telephone help line, 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1-877-247-4645).

  • Army Couple Helps Injured at I-35 Bridge

    Aug 13, 2007

    Disasters often result in pain, crippling injuries and death. But they can also bring out the best in people.

  • 'Black Jack' Soldier Signs Record Deal

    Aug 13, 2007

    Growing up in the Mission District of San Francisco, Calif., Pfc. Marco Sanchez always dreamed of a music career.

  • Accident Spoils Regan Smith's Nextel Cup Homecoming

    Aug 13, 2007

    Regan Smith was an early victim in Sunday's Nextel Cup Aca,!EoewreckfestAca,!a,,c at Watkins Glen International. The U.S. Army driver, who grew up near the historic road course, was involved in an accident on Lap 21 of 90, which resulted in a 37th place finish.

  • Army NHRA Drivers Taken Out in First Round

    Aug 13, 2007

    U.S. Army NHRA drivers, Tony Aca,!A"The SargeAca,!A? Schumacher, Angelle Sampey and Antron Brown, all lost in the first round of eliminations here Sunday in the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

  • Arkansas Guardsman Awarded Silver Star

    Aug 13, 2007

    Capt. John F. VanlandinghamAca,!a,,cs mission for Operation Iraqi Freedom was to train Iraqi National Guard troops to defend their country. When insurgents attacked the convoy he and his comrades were traveling in, Capt. Vanlandingham ignored his own personal safety to save the lives of several ING troops by venturing numerous times into the kill zone to help them escape.

  • Secretary of the Army Shares Perspective on Force, Families

    Aug 10, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren spoke one-on-one about his present and future priorities for the Army this week with Soldiers Media Center reporter Jini Ryan. Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for joining us. This is a very difficult time for the Army; there's an on-going war; there are over-arching institutional changes, and the Army is also dealing with some very critical issues like Walter Reed. Why did you take the job to become the secretary of the Army'

  • USFIT Program to Eliminate Sizing Shortfalls for Clothing, Equipment

    Aug 10, 2007

    Sizing shortfalls in clothing and equipment distributed at central issue facilities is soon to be a thing of the past with the new Uniform System for Improved Tariffs program.

  • Soldier Collects Toys for Iraqi Children

    Aug 9, 2007

    Before she deployed, Spc. Diana Sokol listened to Soldiers tell stories about how Iraqi children asked them for soccer balls and other items. She saw photos of kids in the city with virtually nothing but the clothes on their back, and she knew she would take action once deployed.

  • MWR Sponsors Long Drive Championship, Winner Takes $10K

    Aug 9, 2007

    Golfers are driving for dough at more than two dozen Army installations during the 2007 Military Long Drive Championships presented by Cadbury Schweppes and one big hitter will walk off with $10,000 and bragging rights as the 2007 Military Long Driver. In conjunction with the 2007 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships, 25 Army installations are hosting local qualifiers open to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers through Sept. 4.

  • Artist Creates Giant Rendition of Purple Heart Medal

    Aug 8, 2007

    When Gen. George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal in 1872, he probably never envisioned it would be so huge. Literally.

  • Readiness Assistants Already Helping Army Families

    Aug 8, 2007

    Army leadership assured that more emphasis would be placed on Family readiness last month as Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. directed that $100 million be immediately applied to Family programs Army-wide.

  • Soldier Earns Berth in World Rowing Championships

    Aug 8, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program rower Capt. Matt Smith has earned a berth in the 2007 International Federation of Rowing AssociationsAca,!a,,c World Championships slated for Aug. 26 through Sept. 2 in Munich, Germany. Capt. Smith teamed with Simon Carcagno to win the lightweight menAca,!a,,cs pair event with a time of 6 minutes, 42.8 seconds for 2,000 meters at the world championships trials Aug. 2 on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J

  • Soldiers Help Iraqi Boy Get Surgery

    Aug 8, 2007

    Soldiers have answered the prayers of an Iraqi boy and his parents in Hollandia.

  • Fact Sheet

    Aug 8, 2007

  • TCS Frequently Asked Questions

    Aug 8, 2007

  • Army Puts 'Temporary' Back in TCS Orders

    Aug 8, 2007

    The Army is putting the Aca,!A"temporaryAca,!A? back into temporary change of station orders that authorize and fund assignments for Soldiers in contingency assignments not in a combat zone.

  • Thinking of Home, Cavalry Unit Maintains Focus in Iraq

    Aug 7, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, have found themselves in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the Iraqi capital. After more than a year patrolling and surviving the streets of Baghdad, the squadron finds itself on the downhill slope toward home at Fort Lewis, Wash. Although many Soldiers are counting down the remaining days, they are still patrolling the streets of Karkh district.

  • Leader Handbook Looks at First 100 Days in Combat

    Aug 6, 2007

    A new handbook published by the Center for Army Lessons Learned at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., gives leaders a glimpse into the first 100 days of combat.

  • Safety Officials: POV Fatality Numbers Down

    Aug 6, 2007

    The number of Soldiers dying in privately owned vehicle and motorcycle accidents is down, according to Army safety officials.

  • Army Chief of Staff, Wife Talk Family Readiness in Hawaii

    Aug 6, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife, Sheila, witnessed the immediate impact of new Family support initiatives here Friday.

  • Walter Reed Names Building After Fallen Combat Medic

    Aug 6, 2007

    About 50 family members, friends and fellow Soldiers of Cpl. Angelo J. Vaccaro, an Army medic killed in Afghanistan, gathered for a dedication ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as Aca,!A"Building 38Aca,!A? was renamed Aca,!A"Vaccaro Hall.Aca,!A?

  • Mark Martin Solid With Another Top-10 Finish

    Aug 6, 2007

    For the second week in a row and the ninth time this season, Mark Martin took the checkered flag with a top-10 finish.

  • Iraq Makes Security, Economic, Political Gains, Officials Say

    Aug 3, 2007

    Ongoing, tangible progress is being made in Iraq across security, economic and political fronts, say U.S. officials.

  • Army's Medical Hotline Continues to Help Soldiers, Families

    Aug 3, 2007

    The Army's four-month-old "Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline" continues to find answers to Soldiers' and Families' medical questions.

  • Army Boosts Enlistment Bonuses

    Aug 2, 2007

    To bolster the growth of the Army by more than 34,000 Soldiers, Army officials are implementing a new bonus for recruits who sign up by the end of this fiscal year. U.S. Army Recruiting Command this week announced a $20,000 Aca,!A"quick-shipAca,!A? bonus for aspiring recruits with no prior military service who enlist for at least two years of active duty and report to basic training within 30 days of enlistment. The program ends Sept. 30

  • Brits Team with Yanks to Train Iraqi Army

    Aug 2, 2007

    One of the United StatesAca,!a,,c long-standing allies is helping build the Iraqi Army, sometimes from the ground up. Here there are four British Soldiers serving with troops of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y., at any given time. They aid the Aca,!A"Golden DragonsAca,!A? of 2nd Bn., 14 Inf. Regt. military transition team.

  • First Army Brings Alerted Brigade Leadership Together for Planning Strategies

    Aug 2, 2007

    As the United States approaches its sixth year in the war on terrorism, AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army Reserve Components continue to play a historic, unprecedented and vital role in the conflict. That trend continues as First Army gears up to prepare five National Guard Brigade Combat Teams for deployment in the coming months. As part of that preparation, First Army hosted a proactive workshop at Fort Gillem to assess manning, equipment and training issues earlier in the process than ever before. Aca,!A"This is a journey,Aca,!A? said First Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Russel L. HonorAfA, Aca,!A"and, as in any journey, where you start has a direct relationship to where you end up. ThatAca,!a,,cs why we are here, at the beginning of the cycle to work out as many of the details as we can.Aca,!A?

  • PTSD, Mild TBI Chain Teaching Begins at Pentagon

    Aug 1, 2007

    The Army launched its Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mild Traumatic Brain Injury chain teaching program at the Pentagon last week by training flag officers and Army senior executive service civilians how to recognize and help distressed Soldiers who may or may not recognize their unseen injuries. Announced by the Army July 18, the PTSD and mild TBI program is mandatory for all active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers from the highest to lowest levels in the chain of command. More than a million Soldiers are expected to receive the same training as senior leaders within 90 days.

  • General Censured in Cpl. Tillman Case

    Aug 1, 2007

    The Army's senior civilian announced today that a retired three-star general will receive a letter of censure as the result of a review of previous military investigations into the death of Cpl. Patrick D. Tillman. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren said a "perfect storm" of events initially obfuscated the facts regarding the April 22, 2004, death of Cpl. Tillman, an Army Ranger who was killed by friendly fire near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Cpl. Tillman, a former National Football League star, was initially reported to have died as a result of enemy fire.

  • Civilian Job Skills Help Guard Soldiers Address Afghanistan's Poppy Problem

    Jul 31, 2007

    Afghan and international forces are trying to solve Afghanistan's poppy problem and to maximize agricultural output.

  • Coalition Reclaims al-Jamea'a

    Jul 30, 2007

    As Operation Arrowhead Ripper moves along in Diyala, ever so quietly, Operation Rogue Thunder swept through a section of the capital in hopes of ridding the area of anti-Iraqi forces for good. The 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army, their Military Transition Team and Soldiers from the U.S. 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, cleared al-Jamea'a of caches, bombs and insurgents while helping to ramp up security efforts to reclaim the area terrorized and bullied by al-Qaeda.

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