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  • 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.

  • Burn Patients Look Forward to Center for the Intrepid Rigor

    Mar 26, 2007

    When Sgt. Antonio Autrey was burned in Iraq by a blast that destroyed his Bradley fighting vehicle almost a year ago, all the former high school football receiver wanted to do was to be able to hold a football again.

  • Smith Bounces Back From Early Mistake in Cup Debut

    Mar 26, 2007

    Regan Smith's toughest critic following his Nextel Cup debut was Regan Smith.

  • Army Learns Environmental Lessons from NFL

    Mar 23, 2007

    The Army took cues from the National Football League on reducing negative impacts on the environment during a lecture on sustainability hosted by the Army Environmental Policy Institute here last week.

  • Stories of Valor

    Mar 23, 2007

    Soldiers in combat face danger every day and there are many untold stories of valor that deserve recognition. This page captures some of those heroic stories which display courage through actions in the face of a lethal enemy.

  • Army Educates Civilians to be Pentathletes

    Mar 23, 2007

    The Army's Civilian Education System is offering four courses to Army civilians to empower them to become "pentathelete" leaders of the 21st century alongside their Soldier counterparts.

  • Army Uses Virtual Tool in its Battle with PTSD

    Mar 23, 2007

    The Humvee rumbles down the narrow desert road. To the left and right there is nothing but an expanse of beige sand, with an occasional palm tree sprinkled here and there.

  • Military Concept Vehicles to Aid Future Development

    Mar 23, 2007

    Maybe it wasn't quite the Detroit Auto Show, but the military concept vehicles on hand last week at the Strategic Deployment Center on post turned a few heads, nonetheless.

  • PEO Soldier Tests Improved Parachute System

    Mar 23, 2007

    Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier is testing a new parachute system that the Army plans to use to replace the system in use since the 1950s. The new parachutes address increased weight requirements and provide additional safety benefits. Beginning in 2008, all T-10 parachutes in the Army inventory for more than 50 years will be replaced with the Advanced Tactical Parachute System (ATPS) T-11. Although the T-10 is a proven system, today's paratroopers face increased requirements beyond the T-10's design.

  • Gates: Delayed Funding Will Hurt Army

    Mar 23, 2007

    A delay in approving the Defense Department's fiscal 2007 supplemental budget request will seriously damage the Army's readiness, possibly resulting in delayed training for units headed to Iraq and reduced funding for building and equipment repairs, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here yesterday.

  • Martin Excited for Smith in Nextel Cup Debut

    Mar 23, 2007

    Mark Martin cannot even recall the last time he didn't start a Nextel Cup race.

  • Retired Enlisted Vets Call Armed Forces Retirement Home 'Home'

    Mar 22, 2007

    There is a place where servicemembers from all of the nation's armed forces aEUR" many of whom have survived some of America's bloodiest battles aEUR" will always be welcome. These veterans are as young as 43 and as old as 101.

  • DOD Honors Women's Achievements

    Mar 22, 2007

    The Defense Department observed Women's History Month and honored the women filling its ranks in a ceremony yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • New Baghdad Area Dining Facility Feeds 9,000 Per Meal

    Mar 22, 2007

    After months of construction and waiting, the largest dining facility on Iraq's Victory Base Complex opened to cheers and a flood of Soldiers and civilians March 20.

  • Book Memorializes Nisei Linguists' Contributions to WWII

    Mar 22, 2007

    An unusual group of Soldiers now has its story told in a book written by Dr. James C. McNaughton and published by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

  • History, Patriotism, Civic Duty - What Children Should Learn in School

    Mar 22, 2007

    What year did Abraham Lincoln sign the Emancipation Proclamation' What British document provided a framework for the United States' founding fathers while they penned the Declaration of Independence' In what document can the words "separation of church and state" be found'

  • New Law Offers Alternative Sentencing for California Servicemembers with PTSD

    Mar 22, 2007

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the country's first state alternative sentencing program in the nation for war on terror veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

  • VA Reviews Facilities, Most Issues Involve 'Normal Wear and Tear'

    Mar 22, 2007

    aEUR" To ensure the 1,400 hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other facilities where veterans receive health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs are in top-notch physical condition, the Department's senior physician said a special review of all facilities concludes most deficiencies involve "normal wear and tear."

  • Army Reaches Public Through YouTube, Flickr, Del.icio.us

    Mar 22, 2007

    The Army has started sharing videos and photos of Soldiers in action around the world at popular content-sharing Web sites.

  • New Leadership, Programs to Improve Medical Facilities, Processes

    Mar 21, 2007

    More than 5,600 Soldiers from operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom have received world-class in-patient treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., but many have had a different experience with outpatient care.

  • First Army's 189th Infantry Brigade Trains Provincial Construction Teams for Afghanistan

    Mar 21, 2007

    Stabilizing, securing, reconstructing and developing Afghanistan so it can sustain itself as a self-functioning democracy is the mission of the Provincial Reconstruction Team.

  • All-Army Women Prevail in Military March Madness

    Mar 21, 2007

    Sgt. Evevetta Crawford averaged 20.2 points in six games to help the All-Army team win the 2007 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship March 12-17 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

  • Geren Honors 'Best of the Best' Recruiters, Career Counselors

    Mar 20, 2007

    In a Pentagon ceremony this morning Acting Secretary of the Army Pete Geren honored six noncommissioned officers he called "the best of the best."

  • Unusual Circumstances Don't Ruffle Smith for Cup Debut

    Mar 20, 2007

    It's a scenario that Regan Smith never imagined he would be faced with when making his Nextel Cup debut.

  • Chemical Officer Breaks Cultural Barriers in Kuwait

    Mar 20, 2007

    Most deployed Soldiers wake up in a tent and go to work in a fortified compound surrounded by other Americans and a familiar culture.

  • New USFK Marriage Regulation Protects Servicemembers

    Mar 20, 2007

    Servicemembers stationed in the Republic of Korea who want to marry a non-U.S. citizen will now have to take a few extra steps to make it down the aisle.

  • Corsair Troopers Fire Unfamiliar Weapons Systems

    Mar 20, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Tonya Johnson had never fired a Mark-19 grenade machine gun aEUR" until March 17.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier Grows Stronger Through Adversity

    Mar 20, 2007

    A Fort Jackson first sergeant has seen and experienced many different things in his nearly 20-year Army career as airborne, air assault, Ranger and pathfinder, but he never imagined that he would literally have to learn to "see" again.

  • Paratroopers, Iraqi Police Provide Medical Aid in Sadr City

    Mar 20, 2007

    Despite Sadr City's reputation as a bastion of anti-American sentiment, once people entered the treatment rooms there were no politics aEUR" just mothers and fathers seeking help for their sick children.

  • Iams, Mighty Dog Products Recalled

    Mar 20, 2007

    Commissaries worldwide have been directed to remove from their shelves certain cat and dog food products listed in a recall by Menu Foods Inc., based on a Food and Drug Administration warning issued March 17.

  • Field Artillery Fires New Modular Artillery Charge System on Taji

    Mar 19, 2007

    While many artillerymen get the opportunity to fire artillery pieces only in training, Soldiers from the 82nd Field Artillery Regiment's Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, have already fired more than 1,100 rounds in real-world missions to engage enemy targets in support of combat operations in theater.

  • 'Muse of Fire' Gives Eyewitness Accounts of War

    Mar 19, 2007

    "Muse of Fire," a film that debuted here Wednesday night, uses American troops' eyewitness accounts and private journals to bring to life the tragedy, pain, horror, death and even the hope and optimism of war.

  • Common Core Course to be Requirement for Captains' Career Courses

    Mar 19, 2007

    The Captain's Career Common Core Course will become required for graduation from all branch Captain's Career Courses beginning June 1.

  • Flags Make Way From Iraq to America's Front Yards

    Mar 19, 2007

    Since paratroopers of the 73rd Cavalry Regiment's 1st Squadron set foot in Iraq, they've raised and lowered a new flag every hour on the hour. Each flag has then become available to purchase through the unit's Family Readiness Group.

  • Schumacher Hooks Year's First Win

    Mar 19, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, won his first race of the 2007 season here Sunday in the ACDelco Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

  • Martin Closes Out 621-Race Streak with Top-10 Finish in Atlanta

    Mar 19, 2007

    Mark Martin closed out the fifth-longest consecutive race streak in NASCAR Cup history with a 10th-place finish in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Martin's 621 consecutive race streak began Feb. 14, 1988, at the Daytona 500.

  • Fort Bliss Chefs Named Installation Champs in Army Culinary Competition

    Mar 19, 2007

    It will be a competition blissfully remembered by the Texas-based team of chefs who earned Installation of the Year Award at the 2007 U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 16. It is the first in the competition's 32-year history that Fort Bliss has won the top award.

  • Army Announces Wounded Soldier Hotline

    Mar 18, 2007

    The Army will open the phone Monday on its new Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline, providing wounded and injured Soldiers and their family members with another way to resolve medical issues.

  • Referral Bonus Extended to Army Civilians

    Mar 16, 2007

    aEUR" The Army has expanded its $2K Referral Bonus program to include civilian employees, making it possible for them to earn $2,000 while helping the Army boost enlistments.

  • Fallon Takes Reins of Central Command

    Mar 16, 2007

    For the first time since the United States created a combatant command with responsibility for the Middle East, Northern Africa and Southwest and Central Asia, a naval officer took over the helm of U.S. Central Command here today. Adm. William J. Fallon, a naval aviator with almost 40 years of service, assumed duties as commander of CENTCOM from Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, who is retiring after leading CENTCOM for more than three years.

  • Veterans Affairs Invites Feedback on Services, Launches Web Site

    Mar 15, 2007

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson, head of the new interagency task force examining the processes for combat veterans seeking services and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies, announced the creation of a dedicated Web page to solicit input on the ease of accessing federal services.

  • Amputee Pursues Skydiving Dream

    Mar 15, 2007

    When Spc. Max Ramsey boarded a C-130 at Campbell Army Airfield last week, it wasn't the first time he packed a parachute onto an airplane. He's been skydiving more than 350 times since 2001.

  • Contractors Drive the Nightly Supply Run in Iraq

    Mar 15, 2007

    Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Corps (Expeditionary) travel the roads of Iraq nightly as part of the vital logistics train in support of all coalition forces within the Multi-National Division-Baghdad area. And, running the gauntlet alongside them are their civilian drivers. Contracted employees, crewing specially designed trucks, make convoy runs to support the 15th SB's mission of supplying and sustaining the 25,000-plus combat troops currently on the ground in the MND-B area.

  • Stolen Wallet Recovered After 22 Years

    Mar 15, 2007

    In what could be a scene out of "Cold Case," a retired Fort Jackson nurse has her wallet back aEUR" 22 years after reporting it stolen.

  • ACS, School Officials Help Parents Moving With Children

    Mar 15, 2007

    "Home is where the Army sends you" is a familiar phrase among Army families. A permanent change of station can be tough for many reasons, but PCSing with children produces many other challenges.

  • ABC News Reporter Shares 'First Team' Story with World

    Mar 15, 2007

    Martha Raddatz, senior White House correspondent for ABC News, visited the Clear Creek Post Exchange March 10 to sign copies of her latest book "Long Road Home," based on the 1st Cavalry Division's battle in Sadr City in April 2004, which claimed the lives of eight Soldiers and wounded more than 60 others.

  • Combat Readiness Center Leader Stresses Safety to Soldiers in Iraq

    Mar 15, 2007

    Safety: a word echoed through the ranks of the 1st Air Cavalry "Warrior" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. But, why'

  • Riggers Keep Soldiers off Road, Out of Harm's Way

    Mar 15, 2007

    With most American deaths in Iraq attributed to roadside bombs, coalition troops here are taking steps to counter the threat of IEDs.

  • Rehab Center Caters to Technology-savvy Generation

    Mar 15, 2007

    With a one-of-a-kind virtual reality simulator and a sports program that could challenge even the most intense extreme sports fan, the Army's new physical rehabilitation center offers patients "therapy disguised as fun," said Col. John Shero, deputy chief of administration, Brooke Army Medical Center, at a March 8 facility tour.

  • Rapid Equipping Force Partners with D.C. High School

    Mar 15, 2007

    Talking about mentorship and giving back to the community has always been fashionable discussion in military culture. The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., is doing more than just talking.

  • Aberdeen Test Center Focuses on Warfighters While Advancing Innovations

    Mar 15, 2007

    As the Defense Department hurries to get the latest weapons systems and protective equipment to deployed troops, the Aberdeen Test Center here is operating at what its commander calls a "fast and furious rate" to ensure effectiveness and safety remain top priorities. The center, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, is the most diverse of seven Department of Defense test facilities and is a critical partner in the Army's Rapid Fielding Initiative, said Col. John Rooney, center commander.

  • Coalition Servicemembers Reach Out to America via YouTube

    Mar 15, 2007

    Coalition military officials in Iraq are hoping to reach out to younger, broader audiences by posting clips of servicemembers in action on a popular video-sharing Web site.

  • Paratroopers Attend Afghan Cultural Awareness Class

    Mar 14, 2007

    While on deployment, an education center presents many learning opportunities to Soldiers. The services offered help servicemembers reach their goals of achieving degrees, it also assists them with their military mission. Task Force Fury paratroopers from the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Fury, took a cultural awareness class while here in an effort to better understand the Afghan culture.

  • Wounded Troops Become Citizens at Walter Reed Ceremony

    Mar 14, 2007

    Better job and educational opportunities or family reasons may have led them from the lands of their birth to the United States, but serving in the armed forces made it possible for four servicemembers to become citizens March 12. Three Soldiers and a Marine took the oath of citizenship in a naturalization ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center hosted by the Defense and Homeland Security departments.

  • Faces of the Long War

    Mar 14, 2007

    In the war on terror, Soldiers, coalition partners and civilians worldwide are doing their part to win what has been termed, the Long War.

  • BAMC Invites Improvements to Better Serve Wounded Warriors

    Mar 13, 2007

    The investigation of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. has broadened into an investigation of the military health care system, particularly where it pertains to the quality of wounded warriors' outpatient care. Acting swiftly to find solutions to a bureaucratic system Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker has likened to "running in hip boots in a swamp," Army leaders have dispatched inspector teams to medical facilities throughout the Army to review in- and outpatient care facilities.

  • 1/34th BCT Surpasses $15 Million in Reenlistment Bonuses

    Mar 13, 2007

    A Minnesota Army National Guard unit surpassed $15 million in reenlistment bonuses awarded to Soldiers in the unit who have extended their military obligations since deploying here less than a year ago. More than 1,100 Soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division have reenlisted since the unit arrived in Iraq last April, some of them even taking the oath within a few days of reaching their stopover in Kuwait the month before, according to Sgt. 1st Class John McCann, 1/34th's brigade retention NCO.

  • CID Warns 'Keylogging' Can Steal Thrift Savings Plan Funds

    Mar 13, 2007

    Soldiers, family members and Army civilians using their home computers to access Thrift Savings Plan accounts online can be vulnerable to having personal information stolen, according to a recent alert posted on TSP's Web site.

  • Army Neutralizes 1,623 Tons of Mustard Agent, Meets Requirements for Aberdeen Chemical Agent Disposa

    Mar 13, 2007

    The Army announced yesterday the completion of all requirements to close the Aberdeen Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. The command neutralized 1,623 tons of mustard agent, decontaminated and disposed of the steel containers used to hold the agent, and demolished buildings used during the disposal process.

  • Acting SecArmy Addresses WRAMC Staff

    Mar 12, 2007

    In his first public address as acting secretary of the Army, Pete Geren today addressed personnel of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center at WRAMC.

  • Army Surgeon General to Retire

    Mar 12, 2007

    Yesterday, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, Army Surgeon General and commanding general of Army Medical Command, submitted his request to retire from the U.S. Army to Acting Secretary of the Army Pete Geren. Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock, current Deputy Surgeon General, assumed Kiley's duties until a successor is named.

  • Army Surgeon General Submits Retirement Request

    Mar 12, 2007

    On March 11 Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of Army Medical Command, submitted his request to retire from the U.S. Army to Acting Secretary of the Army Pete Geren. Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock, current Deputy Surgeon General, immediately assumed the Surgeon General's duties.

  • Military Culinarians Serve Up Their Best for Annual Army Competition

    Mar 12, 2007

    More than 150 military cooks are competing during the 32nd Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, March 4-16.

  • Army Air Operations Continue in Support of Global War on Terrorism

    Mar 9, 2007

    The U.S. Army announced today that air operations continue without interruption supporting the commanders in both Iraq and Afghanistan to give Coalition Forces the tactical-air advantage in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • New Leaders, Wounded Warrior Transition Brigade to Steer WRAMC Changes

    Mar 9, 2007

    The Army's vice chief of staff announced yesterday that a new group of leaders aEUR" all combat veterans aEUR" will steer changes in inpatient and outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Ohio Guard Attains 1,000th GRAP Enlistment, Becomes Top State in Total Recruits

    Mar 9, 2007

    Two Soldiers from the 237th Personnel Services Battalion helped mark a significant milestone March 3 in the Ohio Army National Guard's yearlong participation in the Guard Recruiting Assistance Program.

  • America's Last Known WWI Combat Veteran Laid to Rest

    Mar 9, 2007

    The echo of a 21-gun salute and bugler playing Taps seemingly marked the end of an era as a state and national treasure was laid to rest in Portland, Ore., March 2.

  • Secretary Harvey Says Farewell

    Mar 9, 2007

    Outgoing Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey said farewell today to the organization he'd led since his November 2004 appointment by President Bush.

  • NFL Players Visit Victory Troops, Continue 12-day Trek of Middle East

    Mar 9, 2007

    Troops here packed the MWR facility commonly known as "Area 51" to meet some of their favorite NFL players March 6.

  • Contestants Vie for Title of Fort Sam's 'Biggest Loser'

    Mar 8, 2007

    They've been called overweight, obese, stocky and thick, but until now they've never been called losers.

  • Spouses to Teachers Expands to Pacific

    Mar 8, 2007

    Military spouses living overseas and interested in a professional and portable teaching career now have additional assistance with the Spouses to Teachers program.

  • Public Invited to Soldier Show Auditions

    Mar 8, 2007

    The public is invited to attend live auditions for the 2007 U.S. Army Soldier Show March 11 at Fort Belvoir, Va.'s Wallace Theater.

  • Outgoing Army Secretary Reflects on His Tenure

    Mar 8, 2007

    In his last official interview March 7, outgoing Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey reflected with pride on many facets of his 28-month tenure.

  • Memorial Death March Honors Veterans, Registration Deadline Nears

    Mar 7, 2007

    Thousands of Soldiers and civilians converge at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., each spring to share the common experiences of blisters, sore muscles and exhaustion, as they undertake the grueling Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Martin Aims to Expand on Las Vegas Record

    Mar 7, 2007

    If Mark Martin had a choice of tracks he would like to take his Nextel Cup points lead to, Las Vegas Motor Speedway would be high on the list.

  • Fort Benning to Host World Cup USA

    Mar 7, 2007

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the International Shooting Sport Federation Rifle and Pistol World Cup USA March 31 to April 7.

  • V Corps Aviators Train With Republic of Georgia Infantry

    Mar 7, 2007

    At first glance, they look like U.S. Soldiers. They wear combat uniforms and move just as swiftly as some of the U.S. Army's elite. But these AK-47 toting troops are from the Republic of Georgia, here to train alongside V Corps' 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers preparing for their upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Battle Buddies: Sergeant Major, Iraqi General's Son Share Special Bond

    Mar 7, 2007

    As a sergeant major with years of experience in the Army, Sgt. Maj. Manuel Daponte is used to people being a little intimidated when they approach him. But Mutada Ali, 4, son of Iraqi National Police Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Ibrahim Daboun, isn't intimidated by much.

  • IRS Offers Free Tax Assistance for Troops, Families

    Mar 7, 2007

    With income tax deadlines quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding troops and their families that free assistance is available to them at military tax centers worldwide.

  • Organization Makes Progress Defeating IEDs

    Mar 6, 2007

    Improvised explosive devices are to the war in Iraq what artillery and mortars were to World War II, Korea and Vietnam aEUR" the main troop killers, a retired general working to defeat the deadly devices said here yesterday.

  • Bush Introduces Commission to Review Military Health Care

    Mar 6, 2007

    Americans have a moral obligation to provide the best possible care and treatment to the men and women who serve their country, President Bush told members of the American Legion here today.

  • American Legion to Speed Walter Reed Processing

    Mar 6, 2007

    The nation's largest veterans organization today signed an agreement with Walter Reed Army Medical Center that will significantly alleviate the long backlogs in out-processing wounded Soldiers.

  • ROK, U.S. Conduct First Joint Gunnery Since Korean War

    Mar 6, 2007

    For the first time since the Korean War, Republic of Korea and U.S. Army tanks fired alongside each other during a joint-gunnery exercise at Rodriguez Range Feb. 15.

  • Witnesses Testify to Battles with Walter Reed Bureaucracy

    Mar 6, 2007

    Army leaders are committed to improving the service's health care systems for wounded servicemembers and their families, top officers told the national security subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force Visits Fort Carson

    Mar 5, 2007

    Six members of the Office of the Surgeon General Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force visited Fort Carson Feb. 20-22 to evaluate current TBI practices as part of an Army-wide study on the treatment of TBI.

  • Increased Awareness Will Improve Brain-Injury Treatment, Officials Say

    Mar 5, 2007

    Traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of a conflict punctuated by daily bomb attacks on coalition forces and Iraqi civilians, is receiving increased emphasis from Defense Department leaders and the military medical community.

  • Army's Chemical Materials Agency Reaches Destruction Milestone

    Mar 5, 2007

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has been safely eliminating America's stockpile of chemical weapons since 1990, and has reached a milestone with the destruction of half of its stockpile of chemical munitions. This accounts for more than 1.7 million munitions in the original stockpile.

  • Nine Soldiers Advance to Armed Forces Boxing Championships

    Mar 5, 2007

    Nine boxers came out on top of the All Army Boxing Championships here Thursday and Friday. The Soldiers will represent the Army in the Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, today through March 10.

  • Camp Liberty Soldiers Up-armor Humvees

    Mar 5, 2007

    As the enemy changes its tactics in warfare, the military constantly updates strategies on how to keep servicemembers safe.

  • Tobyhanna Inspectors: The Final Quality Check

    Mar 5, 2007

    Nothing leaves Tobyhanna Army Depot without a seal of approval from one or more of the 35 quality inspectors who work in the Quality Improvement Division.

  • First Maneuver Course Graduates

    Mar 5, 2007

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Williams, commanding general of the U.S. Army Armor Center and School, spoke at the graduation of the first Maneuver Captains Career Course Friday.

  • Ghost Soldiers Discover Secret Room, Hidden Cache

    Mar 5, 2007

    Two Garryowen troops assigned to Ghost Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, netted one of the largest weapons caches in the Ninewa Province Feb. 9.

  • Minnesota Guard Member First in Unit to Earn Two Purple Hearts

    Mar 5, 2007

    Sgt. Scott Stroud has relatives who fought for both sides in the Civil War, another relative who "hit the beach" in the Battle of Normandy during World War II and an uncle who served three tours as an infantryman in Vietnam.

  • Soldier Inspired Others to 'Be Who They Want to Be'

    Mar 5, 2007

    I will never forget that Sunday afternoon in Maryville, Tenn., when my parents received a phone call. My mom answered the phone and made the telltale gasping noise she only makes when something is wrong. She started crying, hung up and told us my cousin had been killed in Iraq.

  • Army Secretary Resigns in Wake of Walter Reed Outpatient-Care Shortfalls

    Mar 2, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced this afternoon that he has accepted the resignation of Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey in light of allegations of shortfalls in care of outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here.

  • Identify Theft Harms Soldiers, Too

    Mar 2, 2007

    Gregory Turner knows a thing or two about identity theft.

  • Commissioners: Enhance National Guard, Homeland Defense

    Mar 2, 2007

    Changes in legislation and policy for the National Guard are urgently needed so that America's homeland defenders can perform like a professional football team rather than like a neighborhood pickup team.

  • DoD Child Care Centers Rank No. 1 in U.S.

    Mar 2, 2007

    Child Care Centers run by the Defense Department were ranked number one in the United States in both standards and oversight yesterday by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

  • Personal Shoppers Deliver AAFES Products to Recovering Servicemembers

    Mar 2, 2007

    Since troops made their way to the Middle East after 9/11, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has aggressively extended the Armed Forces' exchange benefit to the frontlines.

  • 'Blackhawk' Squadron Battles Grafenwoehr's Ranges for Last Time

    Mar 2, 2007

    It would have been easy for tank A-23's commander, Staff Sgt. Panki Miah, to write off February's gunnery exercises.

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