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  • Warrior Transition Brigade: Putting Soldiers First

    Apr 24, 2007

    A new brigade aimed at overseeing the health, welfare and morale of patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center will activate tomorrow.

  • Army Drivers to Appear in M2 Machine Gun Training Video

    Apr 24, 2007

    Mark Martin and Regan Smith, co-drivers of the No. 01 U.S. Army car, are helping Soldiers learn the safe and proper way to set up the M2 machine gun.

  • JMRC Soldiers Train NATO Forces to Combat IED Hazards

    Apr 23, 2007

    Soldiers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hoehenfels shared their knowledge of how to react to improvised explosive devices during convoy operations with 40 Soldiers from 12 NATO countries during a recent NATO train-the-trainer counter-IED exercise.

  • Training, Technology Combine to Save Lives in Iraq

    Apr 23, 2007

    Expanded training in combat life-saving procedures has enabled a greater than 98 percent survival rate for U.S. troops injured in Iraq, a coalition surgeon said.

  • Military Leaders Must Keep Faith With Troops, Says Senior Enlisted Leader

    Apr 23, 2007

    Troops continue to trust senior military leaders, but they will lose that trust if the military does not keep its promises, said Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey.

  • Snipers in Afghanistan Receive New Weapon

    Apr 23, 2007

    Soldiers from Task Force Fury are the first in a combat zone to receive a new sniper rifle, the XM110 semi-automatic sniper system.

  • Army Driver Moves from 11th to 10th in Nextel Cup Points

    Apr 23, 2007

    Despite problems Mr. Mark Martin encountered in his Car of Tomorrow debut Saturday night, the savvy U.S. Army driver still managed to pull off a respectable 12th-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Infantry School Command Sergeant Major Tackles Ranger Competition With Son

    Apr 20, 2007

    The most curious partnership in this year's Best Ranger Competition may be Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Greenway and his son, Staff Sgt. Brandon Greenway.

  • Fort Campbell Advice Columnist Captures Nation's Interest

    Apr 19, 2007

    The Fort Campbell Courier's advice columnist, Ms. Vicki, has jumped into the spotlight, garnering attention from newspapers and television stations nationwide.

  • V Corps Soldier Puts Medical Training to Quick Use on Crash Victims

    Apr 19, 2007

    After a tough week of training for the Army's Expert Field Medical Badge, Spc. Mary Salinas-Cantu of V Corps' 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, was looking forward to the weekend. Little did she know how soon she would put the training to use.

  • Army Releases New OPSEC Regulation

    Apr 19, 2007

    Changes to the Army's operations security regulation address accountability, new technology and the inclusion of all Army personnel in OPSEC practices.

  • Enlisted Spouses Share Issues with Army's Senior Spouse

    Apr 19, 2007

    The Army's senior spouse met with some of Fort Jackson's enlisted spouses during a forum Tuesday at the Post Conference Room.

  • Chief of Staff Shares Vision, Gets Feedback

    Apr 19, 2007

    The Army's top-ranking officer paid a visit to Fort Jackson on Tuesday to tour the installation a week after taking over the Army's top uniformed position.

  • All-Army Female Wrestlers Shine at U.S. National Championships

    Apr 19, 2007

    First Lt. Leigh Jaynes won the women's 130-pound freestyle title to lead three female Soldiers competing in the 2007 U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

  • DOD Unveils Compensation Program for Frequent Deployments

    Apr 19, 2007

    The Defense Department yesterday unveiled a program that will reward administrative leave to servicemembers whose service in combat does not meet the department's goal for the time at home-station between deployments.

  • Army Restricts Spending While Waiting for Congressional Approval

    Apr 19, 2007

    Due to budget shortfalls, the Army announced April 16 that spending restrictions will be enforced while waiting for Congress to pass an emergency supplemental for funding requirements associated with the war on terror.

  • NFL Athletes Boost Soldiers' Morale in Iraq

    Apr 18, 2007

    Instead of an outer tactical vest they don shoulder pads. Instead of combat boots, they slide on cleats, and instead of an army combat uniform top, they wear team jerseys.

  • All-Army Wrestlers Win Greco-Roman National Championship

    Apr 18, 2007

    Army World Class Athlete Program wrestler Sgt. Glenn Garrison led the All-Army Team to its fifth Greco-Roman national crown in the past seven years at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 6-7.

  • Policy Change Boosts G.I. Bill Eligibility for Some Guard, Reserve Members

    Apr 18, 2007

    A recent Defense Department policy change widens the eligibility window for some reserve-component troops who want to use their Montgomery G.I. Bill education benefits, a senior DoD official said here yesterday.

  • Students, Educators Rave Over March2Success Program

    Apr 17, 2007

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is helping prospective recruits and other students improve their test-taking strategies and math, science and English skills though March2Success, a free Web-based program.

  • Soldiers Break From Combat at Freedom Rest

    Apr 17, 2007

    Rest and relaxation is a luxury to Soldiers on the battlefield, where the fears of being hit by IEDs or losing a buddy in combat haunt Soldiers daily. The recent extension of tours to 15 months makes active-duty Soldiers need a break that much more.

  • Soldiers Battle for 'Top Army Medic' Title

    Apr 17, 2007

    In a grueling competition April 13-16 at Camp Bullis and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, medics from throughout the Army met to see who is best.

  • Shades of Green Salutes Veterans

    Apr 16, 2007

    Shades of Green, an Armed Forces Recreation Center on Walt Disney World, is offering military veterans with less than 20 years of service an opportunity to vacation on the resort this September as part of a "Salute to our Veterans" program.

  • 'No' Means 'No,' Protect Yourself from Sexual Assault

    Apr 16, 2007

    The following is a commentary by Ms. Elaine Wilson, who writes for the Fort Sam Houston Public Information Office.

  • DOD Clarifies Reserve-Component Mobilization Policy

    Apr 16, 2007

    National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers will mobilize and deploy for only one year, despite a new policy that active Soldiers will deploy for 15-month tours, according to the Defense Department.

  • Army Top Fuel Driver Takes First-Round Loss

    Apr 16, 2007

    For the second straight race, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher lost in the first round of eliminations here Sunday in the SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  • Letter From Gen. Petraeus to Families of Deployed Soldiers

    Apr 16, 2007

    The following is a letter to Families of Soldiers serving in Multinational Force-Iraq from Gen. David H Petraeus, MNF-I commander.

  • Army Driver Continues Impressive Start, Finishes Third in Texas

    Apr 16, 2007

    The Mark Martin 2007 story got even more interesting following his impressive third-place finish in Sunday's Samsung 500 Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • Combat Patches Authorized at Lower Echelons

    Apr 16, 2007

    The Army has changed its policy on the wear of combat patches as a result of the way Soldiers and their units now deploy.

  • ARNORTH Prepares for Hurricane Season

    Apr 13, 2007

    U.S. Army North wrapped up a three-day Rehearsal of Concept exercise here today in preparation of this year's hurricane season.

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Calls for Immediate Fix to Disability Process

    Apr 13, 2007

    Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England yesterday called for a new policy that moves wounded troops from Iraq and Afghanistan to the front of the line in the disability rating process while system-wide fixes to the disability and health care systems are put in place.

  • Army Deployment Change Helps Sustain Plus-Up

    Apr 13, 2007

    The Army will be able to sustain 20 combat brigades in Iraq for at least a year, officials said during a news conference yesterday.

  • Two Soldiers Share Army Story With American Public

    Apr 12, 2007

    Two Soldiers have been selected to tell the Army's story to the American public through the Defense Department's "Why We Serve" public outreach program.

  • CID Seeks Soldiers to Become Special Agents

    Apr 12, 2007

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking qualified Soldiers to become criminal investigators.

  • New Soldier Sees Realities of War

    Apr 12, 2007

    Sweat and dirt streak down Pvt. Eric Rundquist's face as he rides within the dusty confines of a Bradley fighting vehicle. A muffled thud suddenly shakes the 40-ton personnel carrier, and passengers rush to check on each other.

  • V Corps Pilot Earns 'Aviator of the Year' Title

    Apr 12, 2007

    On a routine air-assault mission in Afghanistan, six aircraft from what is now V Corps' 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and members of the Canadian Special Forces were ordered to perform a raid on a high-value target. As the first aircraft, a CH-47 Chinook, started downward to insert the Canadian soldiers, a rocket-propelled grenade struck its side, engulfing the big twin-rotor helicopter in flames.

  • Holocaust Survivor Recalls Dark Time in History

    Apr 12, 2007

    Retired Lt. Col. Charles Stein, a Holocaust survivor and World War II veteran, shared the tragic events that changed the course of his life nearly 70 years ago during a Days of Remembrance ceremony here April 10.

  • Army Anesthesia Program Ranked Second in Nation

    Apr 12, 2007

    An Army Medical Department Center and School program was ranked second in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report magazine in this year's edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," which hit the stands in early April.

  • Sec. Gates Extends Army Tours in Iraq to 15 Months

    Apr 12, 2007

    All Soldiers in the U.S. Central Command area of operations will serve 15-month tours in the region beginning immediately, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday.

  • Iraq Briefing: Maj. Gen. William Caldwell

    Apr 12, 2007

    Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman Major General William Caldwell speaks with reporters in Iraq.

  • Gen. Casey Speaks to the Army Family

    Apr 11, 2007

    I am proud of the courage, competence, and commitment of our Soldiers and civilians both to the ideals that made this country great and to making a difference in our world. You epitomize what is best about America.

  • Army Arts and Crafts Contest Open to MWR Patrons

    Apr 11, 2007

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Arts and Crafts program is calling for entries for the 2007 Army Arts and Crafts Contest.

  • TRADOC Soldier Cruises with Cooking Oil

    Apr 11, 2007

    Drooling over a tricked-out truck isn't unusual for many American males.

  • Registration Open for Camp A.R.M.Y. Challenge in Europe

    Apr 11, 2007

    Children of deployed Soldiers in Europe have until May 4 to apply for summer camps with activities that range from manning a sailing ship to exploring a German coastal island.

  • Huachuca Center to be Home of Human-Intel Training

    Apr 11, 2007

    The Department of Defense is establishing a home for human intelligence at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The center will answer a need for developing and exploiting intelligence from human sources.

  • 'Biggest Losers' Shape Up, Slim Down

    Apr 11, 2007

    Ms. Olivia Mendoza is learning a new math these days. She's discovered that she can burn about 140 calories for every 10 minutes of high-intensity aerobics. By her calculations, she can then eat a 60 calorie chocolate rice cake, workout and still be ahead by 80 calories.

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr. Becomes Army Chief of Staff

    Apr 10, 2007

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr. today became the 36th chief of staff of the Army, assuming the position from Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker. Casey was the first commander of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, a coalition of more than 30 countries, until February. He had served as Schoomaker's vice chief of staff before deploying to Iraq in 2003 to assume command of the coalition.

  • Army's First Standard Humvee Egress Trainer Prepares Soldiers for Rollovers

    Apr 10, 2007

    The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) fielded the first standardized Army HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT) to Fort Carson, Colo. April 3. An Operational Needs Statement from the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) prompted PEO STRI to rapidly produce and field the training device to Soldiers at home and in theatre.

  • Army Improves Combat Vehicle Crewman Coverall

    Apr 10, 2007

    The Army has developed an improved one-piece uniform for mounted soldiers with enhanced fire resistance and durability, as well as providing better fit and function, all of which will aid against the effects of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

  • Small Change Makes Big Impact

    Apr 10, 2007

    Three Tobyhanna electronics mechanics' suggestion to replace a diode in a sensor will save the Army about $150,000 a year. The suggestion also earned the men a $3,939.99 cash award. In a twist of terminology, instead of discarding a $3,356 basic sight assembly scanner when the Zero Azimuth Position Sensor broke, Tim Kime, David Voorhees and Andy Martino proposed, via the command's suggestion program, to reclassify the ZAPS from a component to a part, thereby authorizing them to repair the broken sensor. The ZAPS is used in the basic sight assembly scanner of the Bradley fighting vehicle.

  • ANP Assists Coalition in Bomb Defusing Operation

    Apr 9, 2007

    Afghan National Police assisted the 13th Psychological Operations Battalion during a bomb defusing operation in Charikar yesterday. ANP officers maintained security and handed out humanitarian aid to more than 70 villagers at an evacuation site while explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the airfield rendered safe a 500-pound Soviet bomb that fell on a village almost 20 years ago.

  • Guard Units Alerted for Iraq Rotations

    Apr 9, 2007

    Army officials confirmed today that four National Guard brigade combat teams aEUR" totaling more than 12,000 Soldiers aEUR" have been alerted for deployment to Iraq. The first BCT will deploy in December, and the remaining three in 2008. The troop movement is part of routine unit replacements, and is not associated with the current plus-up of forces in Iraq.

  • Army Values Posters Get a Makeover

    Apr 9, 2007

    New Army Values posters are going up in offices and barracks world-wide. The original Army Values posters were first published nine years ago. "This update is important because the Army Values posters serve as a visual reminder of our culture and provide an incentive for Soldiers to live up to the Army Values," said Kittie Messman, Values project manager in the Army G-1's office.

  • Farewell Message from Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker

    Apr 6, 2007

    Tomorrow we will stand on the parade field at Fort Myer and the mantle of Army Chief of Staff will pass to General George W. Casey. It has been a tremendous privilege and honor to serve alongside you aEUR" the Soldiers, civilians and family members aEUR" who make the Army the world's preeminent land force, the ultimate instrument of national resolve.

  • Army Guard Helicopters Primed for Southwest Border Duty

    Apr 6, 2007

    The first of three-dozen upgraded and overhauled OH-58 Kiowa helicopters are scheduled to arrive on the U.S. border with Mexico this month to boost the National Guard's support to the U.S. Border Patrol in Operation Jump Start.

  • Wounded Veterans Overcome Challenges at Winter Sports Clinic

    Apr 6, 2007

    The last time Dallas Chambless skied was on a high school class trip in 2002. This year, his adventures were dramatically different aEUR" the 23-year-old Texas native is now paralyzed from the waist down.

  • First Honor Guard Competition Pushes Teams to Perfection

    Apr 5, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Jeromy Turner knows all about the finality of funerals, about the idea that you have only one chance to make a good first impression.

  • Rules Change for Free, Reduced School Lunches

    Apr 5, 2007

    The Department of Defense Education Activity is encouraging families of children attending its overseas schools to reapply for free and reduced price school lunches.

  • Bush: Troops' Hard Work in Iraq Will Impact the World

    Apr 5, 2007

    The hard work U.S. troops are doing in Iraq is "laying the foundations of peace for generations to come," President Bush told Soldiers and family members yesterday at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Officials Emphasize Zero Tolerance of Sexual Assault

    Apr 5, 2007

    Sexual assault is a crime that is incompatible with military values and will not be tolerated within the Defense Department, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness said here Tuesday.

  • Army Wins Sixth Consecutive Armed Forces Wrestling Crown

    Apr 5, 2007

    Capt. Eric Albarracin won all six of his Greco-Roman and freestyle matches to lead the All-Army wrestling team to its sixth consecutive Armed Forces Wrestling Championship March 23-24.

  • Female Medics Take Lessons of Forward Mission to Heart

    Apr 4, 2007

    Compassion on the frontlines of battle is a concept that few infantrymen or artillerymen consider in the heat of a fire fight. For two medics with C Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Spartan, the concept was far from strange: it was central to their mission.

  • Medic Recalls Actions During Convoy Attack

    Apr 4, 2007

    "Watch any war movie," said Spc. James Black, "and you always see some crazy and brave guy with a red cross on his arm doing the impossible to save his brothers aEUR" that is what people come to expect from combat medics."

  • Picatinny Designs Latest Advancement in Gunner Protection

    Apr 4, 2007

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny has designed a new armor shield that provides much needed protection for Humvee gunners in combat situations.

  • AAFES Marks Four Years of Service to Troops in Iraq

    Apr 4, 2007

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service marks four years of support to servicemembers in Iraq this week.

  • Army Casualty Program Seeks to Assist Families of the Fallen

    Apr 3, 2007

    When the Army notifies families of the loss of their Soldier, it does so with the best information available at the time of death as well as within four hours of the Soldier's death. However, follow-on investigations, including those by the Criminal Investigation Division, sometimes yield different results with regard to the circumstances behind a Soldier's death. In a few high-profile cases, the news media reported the Army had made mistakes in the reports to families on the circumstances behind Soldier deaths.

  • Walter Reed Breaks New Ground With 3-D Vision System

    Apr 3, 2007

    Virtual reality made its way into the operating room last week when an Army doctor performed the military's first three-dimensional minimally invasive surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here.

  • Military Hospital Care Expands Under 2005 Base Realignment and Closure

    Apr 3, 2007

    The top Army civilian wants to promote public awareness of the increased hospital and outpatient care that will be made available to all servicemembers and veterans under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law. Built into the BRAC law are plans to include a state-of-the-art, joint National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., a newly constructed community hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., and closure of the hospital at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Hiring Heroes: Wounded Warriors in Demand at Career Fair

    Apr 3, 2007

    Wounded warriors and their families were a hot commodity March 27 as dozens of interested employers vied for their attention during the Hiring Heroes Career Fair here. The career fair, customized for servicemembers wounded in operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, attracted 75 prospective employers from the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and private-sector companies, including financial institutions, universities, law-enforcement organizations, correctional facilities, high-tech defense companies and several local San Antonio firms.

  • Top Enlisted Soldier at Walter Reed Gets Back to Basics of Soldier Care

    Apr 3, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, the new commander of Walter Reed and the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, chose a 29-year career medical Soldier to lead the changes in wounded Soldier care at the medical center and within the command.

  • Supplemental Funds Vital for Reserves, Deployed Troops

    Apr 3, 2007

    Army reserve-component training and equipment reset will be immediately affected if an emergency supplemental funding request isn't signed into law by April 15, Defense Department officials said here yesterday. Further, there will be serious repercussions for deployed servicemembers if the supplemental funding isn't approved by May 15, the officials said.

  • Major Unit Rotations Announced for Iraq

    Apr 3, 2007

    More than 7,000 servicemembers will deploy to Iraq in the coming months, including two units that will not have been back at their home stations for the year they expected when they returned home from their last deployments.

  • Sampey Takes First Win of Motorcycle Racing Season

    Apr 2, 2007

    U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey captured her first race of the 2007 season yesterday in the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. For Sampey, who set the national elapsed time record two weeks ago in Gainesville, Fla., this was her second straight O'Reilly Spring Nationals event title.

  • BOSS Aims to Make Army Life Easier

    Apr 2, 2007

    Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program leaders are determined to make Army life easier for everyone aEUR" regardless of Soldiers' ages or marital status. "We are becoming the bridge we have not been in the past few years," said Staff Sgt. Toprane Coatney, a BOSS representative at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command here. "We have refocused our attention, the same way the Army has, to take care of the single warfighter and all of our warfighters.

  • Army to Field Improved Body Armor

    Apr 2, 2007

    The Army continues to upgrade body armor to increase protection from bullets and fragments, and soon will field the Improved Outer Tactical Vest to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. The IOTV meets Program Executive Office Soldier's goals of providing Soldiers with the most advanced protective gear available while also improving comfort and mission effectiveness.

  • Yuma Proving Ground Working Hard to Help Defeat Threat from Explosive Devices

    Apr 2, 2007

    Testers at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) in southwestern Arizona are working hard to help the Department of Defense thwart the lethal threats posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq and more recently in Afghanistan. Testers at YPG, a Developmental Test Command (DTC) installation, have been working six days a week, up to 14 hours a day, to test systems on a tight schedule and provide quick-turnaround test reports to military program managers responsible for system development.

  • New Study to Determine Effects of Deployment on Children

    Mar 30, 2007

    Deployments are hard aEUR" for Soldiers, spouses and children, alike. But there is little data to show exactly how children are affected.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers Offer Feedback on New Vehicles

    Mar 30, 2007

    No matter how useful it is to hear about the capabilities of new equipment from manufacturers, defense contractors know most honest appraisals come from Soldiers.

  • FCS to be Featured on Discovery Channel

    Mar 29, 2007

    The Army's Future Combat Systems program is among the advanced military technologies featured on the second-season premier of the Discovery Channel's "FutureWeapons" series.

  • Wounded Warriors' Wives Get Help

    Mar 29, 2007

    Understanding the critical role spouses play in the recovery of wounded warriors, Operation Homefront has created the Wounded Warrior Wives Project to help them navigate the challenges they may face.

  • DLI Beefs Up Language Skills

    Mar 29, 2007

    In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of Defense took a more serious look at the linguistic and cultural preparedness of America's military. More precisely, DOD looked closely at capabilities of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., the government's premier provider of foreign-language training.

  • Disaster Responders to Include Fort Jackson Museum Volunteer

    Mar 29, 2007

    When a natural disaster strikes, whether a hurricane, fire or earthquake, it can take lives and demolish people's homes, their communities and their livelihoods. It can also wipe out history aEUR" destroying such items as famous architecture, works of art and historical documents.

  • Carson Breaks Blood Drive Records

    Mar 29, 2007

    Fort Carson now holds the Department of Defense's record for the most blood collected in a single-day drive for collecting 868 units on March 23.

  • Aerial Common Sensor Gets Green Light from Army Leadership

    Mar 29, 2007

    The Army's next-generation airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform has a new runway to get off the ground.

  • Chaplains, Medical Personnel Help Soldiers Handle Homefront Problems in War Zone

    Mar 28, 2007

    Just as there are ways to combat enemy forces, there are ways to combat the emotional upheaval troops endure when handling homefront problems in a war zone.

  • New Pin Shows Bond Between Army, Retired Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2007

    The Army has created a new pin to emphasize the continuing bond between the Army and its almost 800 thousand retired Soldiers.

  • 82nd Abn. Div.'s 'Riser Burn' Rocks Airfield

    Mar 28, 2007

    In today's Army, finding a group of people who come from different backgrounds with different stories is as easy to find as a straw of hay in a haystack. But finding the same group of people who can manage to come together with their differences and bring a night of entertainment through music is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

  • Army Looks for NCOs to Serve as Human Intelligence Collectors

    Mar 28, 2007

    The Army announced today the implementation of the Human Intelligence Noncommissioned Officer Special Recruiting Program to bring at least 100 experienced NCOs into the 97-Echo career field.

  • Take Time to Thank Unsung Heroes

    Mar 28, 2007

    The topic of women came up in my office the other day. We were trying to figure out the best way to highlight Women's History Month in the post newspaper. We decided to ask a few outstanding women, "If you could be any other woman, who would you be and why'"

  • Soldiers Celebrate Women's Accomplishments

    Mar 28, 2007

    Adversity is a part of life, as women have learned throughout history. For many years women were treated as lesser individuals, unequal in the eyes of men.

  • Florida National Guard Female Soldiers Make History as Avenger Crewmembers

    Mar 28, 2007

    Two Florida National Guard Soldiers are making history as the first women to become Avenger crewmembers, a Military Occupational Specialty restricted to males until last October.

  • Wounded Soldier Re-enlists in Hospital Bed 'Down Range'

    Mar 28, 2007

    In his civilian life, Staff Sgt. Andrew S. McMann is a member of the special response team that protects nuclear facilities for the Department of Energy. His Army unit arrived in Iraq in October and he became eligible to re-enlist just two days before he was wounded.

  • Disabled Vets to Take on Rocky Mountains

    Mar 28, 2007

    Eighteen months ago, Spc. Roberto Cruz was shot by a sniper in Iraq. The bullet destroyed the main artery in his left arm, collapsed his lung and fractured a rib.

  • Army to Further Question Notification Officers for Tillman Death

    Mar 27, 2007

    A Department of Defense Inspector General report and findings of an Army investigation into the circumstances following the friendly-fire death of Cpl. Patrick Tillman were released yesterday.

  • Army Acts on Inspector General Recommendations Involving Tillman

    Mar 26, 2007

    Army officials announced specific actions March 26 that will be taken in response to the Department of Defense Inspector General's (DoD IG) review of the events following the death of Army Cpl. Patrick Tillman's, on April 22, 2004, in Afghanistan.

  • Ironhorse Troops Help Return Kidnap Victims to Families

    Mar 26, 2007

    Three Iraqi men, battered and beaten after many days of being held hostage by terrorists near the town of Fallujah, entered the Company A, 115th Brigade Support Battalion's headquarters on Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Military Intelligence Corps Association to Offer Scholarships

    Mar 26, 2007

    The Military Intelligence Corps Association is accepting applications through May 15 for undergraduate scholarships for family members of active-duty, reserve-component and retired Soldiers who are MICA members.

  • Women's History Month Reminds Female Soldiers How Far They've Come

    Mar 26, 2007

    Women serving in the U.S. military have come a long way since the years of World War II, when American women began serving more formally in their country's military.

  • U.S. Increases Africa Security with Proactive Stance, General Says

    Mar 26, 2007

    A proactive stance in Africa will help to enhance stability and deter terrorist activity in the future.

  • Motorcycle Safety: Taming the Crotch Rockets

    Mar 26, 2007

    Ask any paratrooper how softly he lands while parachuting and he'll quickly explain Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion: "An object in motion will remain in motion until an external force is applied." In other words, something has to stop the movement. And hitting the ground is not like landing on feathers.

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