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  • VA Extends Hours at 153 Medical Centers

    Jun 18, 2007

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson directed the Department of Veterans AffairsAca,!a,,c 153 medical centers keep their doors open longer in order to increase health care, especially mental-health services, for veterans.

  • Army Installations Earn Antiterrorism Awards

    Jun 18, 2007

    Five Army installations have been recognized by the Installation Management Command for their efforts in antiterrorism.

  • Young Medics Gain Experience, Confidence at Baghdad ER

    Jun 18, 2007

    The busiest emergency room in the world is providing a wealth of experience and confidence to 82nd Sustainment Brigade medics.

  • WCAP Soldiers Shine at Modern Pentathlon National Championships

    Jun 18, 2007

    The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program is in prime position to provide at least half of Team USAAca,!a,,cs modern pentathlon contingent for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

  • Tough Day For Martin at Michigan, Finishes 29th

    Jun 18, 2007

    Mark Martin and the U.S. Army Team finished 29th Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. It was their toughest outing of the season.

  • Reducing Stigma Provides Key to Better Mental Health, Officials Say

    Jun 18, 2007

    The key to improving mental health care in the military and in America is to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help, Defense Department medical officials said Friday.

  • Soldiers Celebrate Army Birthday with Annual Run

    Jun 15, 2007

    An estimated 2,000 Soldiers showed up for a run honoring the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 232nd birthday today at Fort Myer, Va. Lt. Gen. James Campbell, director of Army Staff, and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the three-mile run, which traveled through Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army Meets Medical Action Plan Benchmarks

    Jun 15, 2007

    Army officials announced today that they have met all 10 Aca,!A"quick winsAca,!A? set forth under the Army Medical Action Plan to improve Soldier medical care.

  • Army Continues Working to Improve Warfighters' Gear, Equipment

    Jun 15, 2007

    TodayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers have the best equipment available, and the Army keeps striving to improve it, the general who oversees the equipping effort said.

  • Defense Language Soldiers Run

    Jun 15, 2007

    Soldiers from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center run past the headquarters building June 13 during a 7.5 mile run in celebration of the Army's 232nd Birthday. They are Army Strong!

  • Sgt. 1st Class Noe Barrera quote

    Jun 15, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Noe Barrera, a father deployed to Iraq, speaking about being away from his son on Father's Day.

  • Local Security Engagements Squeezing Insurgents, General Says

    Jun 15, 2007

    The quickened tempo and increasingly localized nature of joint U.S.-Iraqi security operations are gradually pushing al Qaeda and related insurgent groups out of Iraq's neighborhoods, a coalition spokesman said.

  • Searching for IED Makers

    Jun 15, 2007

    Soldiers from various units assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division search for vehicle-borne IED makers in Mosul, Iraq, June 5.

  • WRAMC Cake Cutting Ceremony

    Jun 15, 2007

    The Acting Secretary of the Army, the Sgt. Maj. of the Army, the Acting Surgeon General and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Commander celebrate the Army Birthday with wounded troops and Walter Reed medical personnel at a cake cutting ceremony at Walter Reed.

  • Army Recognizes Greatest Inventions for 2006

    Jun 15, 2007

    Researchers behind the Army's top 10 greatest inventions for 2006 were recognized at a ceremony Tuesday in Arlington, Va.

  • Army Intelligence Command to Build Joint Detention Training Facility

    Jun 15, 2007

    The intelligence community reached a milestone earlier this month as leaders broke ground for the first joint detention training facility in the Defense Department.

  • New, Emerging Technology Featured at Army Birthday Event

    Jun 15, 2007

    The Army celebrated its 232nd birthday here yesterday in the Pentagon courtyard by displaying some of the newest clothing, personal equipment and weaponry coming on line to support warfighters.

  • Pentagon Army Birthday Ceremony

    Jun 14, 2007

    Pentagon Army Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony, June 14.

  • Army Colonel Helps Afghan Air Corps Fly Again

    Jun 14, 2007

    When Col. John Hansen began working with the Afghan National Army Air Corps in October, 2005, he found only a remnant of the former Afghan air force.

  • Army Team Hits Midway Point for Countdown to Championships

    Jun 14, 2007

    In previous NHRA drag racing seasons, Army drivers, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, Angelle Sampey and Antron Brown, would typically wait until halfway through a 23-race schedule before evaluating their championship hopes.

  • Medical Models Cut Time, Risk for Walter Reed Patients

    Jun 14, 2007

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center's 3-D Medical Applications Center uses technology originally designed for the manufacturing industry to cut down on the amount of time a patient is in surgery by as much as six hours.

  • 'Emeril Live' to Showcase Military Cooks

    Jun 13, 2007

    The savory aroma of cedar plank salmon, fire roasted red pepper soup and other gourmet meals tantalized Fort Hamilton guests as Chef Emeril Lagasse presented winners of the Aca,!A"Emeril LiveAca,!A? Military Cookoff April 6 at the Chelsea Market in Manhattan.

  • 'Kissin' Grannies' Welcome Soldiers Home

    Jun 13, 2007

    Linda Tinnerman, 66, of Grand Prairie, Texas, estimates she has kissed tens of thousands of young military men and women in the past few years.

  • 'Influencers' Cost Soldiers Their Lives

    Jun 13, 2007

    In February, two Soldiers died in a rollover accident in Iraq when the Humvee they were operating rolled into a canal. Though the Soldiers drowned, preliminary reports suggest they were driving under the influence ... but not of alcohol.

  • Army Environmental Programs Awarded for Making a Difference

    Jun 13, 2007

    Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Rucker, Ala.; and Department of the Army were awarded for contributions to the environment at yesterday's 2007 White House Closing the Circle Awards ceremony.

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Celebrates 500,000th R&R Traveler

    Jun 13, 2007

    A Aca,!A"shower of affectionAca,!A? greeted an aircraft carrying the 500,000th servicemember and DOD civilian returning home for R&R from operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Tuesday.

  • Leaders, Wounded Warriors Celebrate Army Birthday at WRAMC

    Jun 13, 2007

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center joined installations and commands worldwide this week in celebrating the Army's 232nd birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony Tuesday in the hospital's Heaton Pavilion.

  • CENTCOM Advisor: Extended Deployments Set Growth Conditions in Iraq

    Jun 13, 2007

    U.S. forces in Iraq are managing deployment schedules to maximize efficiency and generate the greatest momentum for changes taking place to benefit the Iraqi people, a senior enlisted official there said yesterday.

  • Disabled Vets to Test Limits During Wheelchair Games

    Jun 12, 2007

    More than 20 veterans injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan will join some 600 other disabled veterans next week for the 27th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

  • Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Jump to New Heights with Golden Knights

    Jun 12, 2007

    It was the surprise and challenge of a lifetime rolled-up into one big package for several women training to be members of one of the nationAca,!a,,cs premiere cheerleading squads.

  • Officials Optimistic About Army Recruiting Despite May Shortfall

    Jun 11, 2007

    Defense officials said today theyAca,!a,,cre not overly concerned that the Army fell slightly short of its recruiting goal for May, noting that the service is still 2,000 recruits ahead of its year-to-date goals.

  • My Father's Legacy: Teaching Me Who the Real Heroes Are

    Jun 11, 2007

    The following is a commentary by Carrie David Ford, editor of the Fort Jackson Aca,!A"Leader.Aca,!A?

  • 'Dark Horse' Leader Reflects on Being an Army Dad

    Jun 11, 2007

    In the movie "We Were Soldiers" a young lieutenant who'd recently become a father asks Mel Gibson's character, Lt. Col. Hal Moore, what he thought about being a Soldier and a father.

  • Forensic Science Gives Edge to Warfighters

    Jun 11, 2007

    Since opening its doors seven months ago, the Multinational Corps Aca,!" Iraq Law Enforcement Forensics Laboratory has been enabling warfighters to track down criminals and insurgents throughout Iraq.

  • Army Research Unit Developing New Way to Assign Pilots to Advanced Aircraft

    Jun 11, 2007

    The computer-based test, called the Track Assignment Classification Tool or TACT, will replace the traditional order-of-merit aircraft selection process and should, according to officials, maximize the likelihood of a pilot completing a successful career as an Army aviator.

  • Army Driver Scores Season's 7th Top-10 Finish

    Jun 11, 2007

    Mark Martin and the U.S. Army Team used a combination of pit strategy and speed to earn a seventh-place finish in Sunday's rain-shortened Nextel Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

  • Additional Units Stand Up to Assist Wounded Warriors

    Jun 8, 2007

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials yesterday activated the second and third companies focused solely on overseeing the health, welfare and morale of Aca,!A"warriors in transition.Aca,!A? Walter Reed officials activated Battle Company and Chosen Battery of the Warrior Transition Brigade, while the much-maligned Medical Hold Company was deactivated, during a ceremony. Battle Company and Chosen Battery join Able Troop, which was activated April 27, as part of the new Warrior Transition Brigade Aca,!A"to facilitate the healing process of warriors in transition and their families physically, mentally and spiritually,Aca,!A? said Army Col. Terrence McKenrick, the brigadeAca,!a,,cs commander.

  • Fort Drum Recognized by DOD for Cultural Resources Program

    Jun 8, 2007

    Fort Drum was recognized for the cultural resources program it provides to 10th Mountain Division Soldiers in a Pentagon ceremony yesterday which netted the fort the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Installation Cultural Resources Management. Fort Drum provides the 10th and other units with heritage training through educational outreach and resource-preservation-in-theater training that helps Soldiers slated for deployment demonstrate their respect for the people, land and culture of Middle Eastern countries.

  • Interim Policy Allows Soldiers to Retain ACUs Following Redeployment

    Jun 8, 2007

    A temporary change to Army uniform policy now allows active-duty Soldiers to retain the Army Combat Uniforms they were issued prior to deployment into combat zones. Legislation is presently on Capitol Hill for consideration by Congress which would allow the interim change to become permanent. A final decision is expected by the end of September. According to Col. Rebecca Samson, chief, Troop Support Division, Army G-4: Aca,!A"Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment is the property of the Army, not the individual Soldier, so the Army cannot give OCIE-issued ACUs to Soldiers because itAca,!a,,cs prohibited without proper authority.

  • Occupational Therapy, Determination Get Amputees Through the Day

    Jun 6, 2007

    Sgt. Dennis Cline never was the kind of child who put together plastic models.

  • NHRA Drivers Seek Birthday Gift for Soldiers

    Jun 6, 2007

    With the Army's 232nd birthday arriving next week, U.S. Army NHRA pilots, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, Angelle Sampey and Antron Brown, would like nothing better than to provide a nicely wrapped victory present here this weekend in the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

  • WWII Vet Remembers Service

    Jun 5, 2007

    A World War II veteran who fought the Nazis with Patton's 3rd Army found himself reminiscing about the war during a Pentagon tour one week before the 63rd anniversary of D-Day.

  • Army to Celebrate 232nd Birthday

    Jun 5, 2007

    Installations and commands all over the world will celebrate the Army's 232nd birthday June 14.

  • Counterinsurgency Expert Advises Soldiers in Iraq

    Jun 5, 2007

    Recruit more Iraqi Soldiers and increase their divisions from 11 to 20 is what one counterinsurgency expert said he would do if he was in the shoes of the Multinational Forces Aca,!" Iraq commander.

  • Precautions Make Motorcycling Fun, Not Fatal

    Jun 5, 2007

    Although May's National Motorcycle Safety Awareness month has ended, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is reminding Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians that safe motorcycle practices are a year-round responsibility.

  • Army Chief of Staff Discusses Plans for 'Way Ahead'

    Jun 5, 2007

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, called the U.S. Army in Europe's mission "an important part of our overall Army effort" during a stop at Grafenwoehr June 1, part of a theater-wide visit to talk to troops about the "way ahead" for the Army.

  • Army Driver Moves to 12th in Nextel Cup Points

    Jun 5, 2007

    Mark Martin and the No. 01 U.S. Army Team showed its best Car of Tomorrow effort of the season with a seventh-place finish in Monday's rain-delayed Nextel Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

  • New Pentagon Channel Show Helps Make Troops 'Fit for Duty'

    Jun 4, 2007

    Hosts of a new show coming to the Pentagon Channel want to make troops hurt. They want to make them sweat. They want to push servicemembersAca,!a,,c limits. Above all, they want to ensure members of the U.S. military are Aca,!A"Fit for Duty.Aca,!A?

  • Lean Six Sigma Efforts Near $2 Billion in Savings

    Jun 4, 2007

    Lean Six Sigma techniques implemented throughout the Army continue to prove successful, and leaders anticipate reaching a $2 billion-savings mark this year.

  • K9 Team Brings Special Skills to the Fight

    Jun 4, 2007

    For nearly every cordon and search operation in Iraq, a special two-Soldier team provides an extra sense to the efforts to find anti-Iraqi forces and hidden weapons.

  • Portrait at Army Medical Museum Links Generations

    Jun 4, 2007

    Lt. Col. Edwin Kellam has more to look forward to than his annual field trip to Fort Sam Houston visiting sites with his senior Junior ROTC class every year; he also gets to see his father, so to speak.

  • Walter Reed Workshop Showcases Prosthetic Technology

    Jun 4, 2007

    As the use of improvised explosive devices has continued steadily against U.S. troops in Iraq, the Defense Department has made treating those troops seriously injured in the blasts a top priority.

  • Army Helps Prepare Hurricane States for Heavy Season

    Jun 4, 2007

    The Army is helping out U.S. states and territories that are in the paths of potentially deadly hurricanes by providing equipment to help fill shortages identified by National Guard commanders there, a senior Army official said.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army Visits Soldiers in Djibouti

    Jun 4, 2007

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visited Soldiers deployed here in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa June 2-4.

  • Messengers Learn the Meaning of 'Army Strong'

    Jun 1, 2007

    Those charged with spreading the Army's message now have a better understanding of what Army Strong means.

  • Restoring Army Antiques: Knox Motor Pool Puts Polish Back on Historic Vehicles

    May 31, 2007

    The repair bay on Richardson Tank Motor Park here is filled with what could be pieces of a life-sized hobby model kit.

  • IMCOM Accepts Applications for Mentoring Program

    May 31, 2007

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command is accepting applications through June 11 for the fiscal 2008 Centralized Mentoring Program.

  • 'Moving Tribute' Honors Military Members

    May 31, 2007

    Since the start of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, motorists nationwide display pride in this country and the military with "Support Our Troops" decals on their vehicles.

  • Soldier's Spouse Finds Niche in Bodybuilding Arena

    May 31, 2007

    The spirit of competition and the desire to represent her country during a major international event has one Fort Monroe spouse hitting the weight racks to further improve her muscle tone and become a major contender in the sport of body-building.

  • Soldiers Give Iraqi Boy the Chance of His Lifetime

    May 31, 2007

    There are certain expectations of U.S. Soldiers going outside the wire to conduct humanitarian missions in villages around their military bases. Saving a boy with a heart defect is generally not one of those expectations.

  • Army Introduces New Two-Year Enlistment Bonus, Raises Three-Year Bonus

    May 31, 2007

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command introduced two new enlistment incentives yesterday.

  • General Works to Dispel Myths About Iraq

    May 31, 2007

    A U.S. general serving with Multinational Force Iraq recently took time out of his mid-deployment leave to let the American public know that the situation in Iraq is different from what they might think.

  • Khowst PRT Winning the Fight in Afghanistan

    May 30, 2007

    Less than 10 miles from training camps that produced many of the 9/11 hijackers, a team of coalition servicemembers are working together to make sure the area once home to Osama Bin LadenAca,!a,,cs terrorist organization becomes an environment that will deny such people a support base ever again. But for this joint service team, spearheading the fight against terrorism in Eastern AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Khowst province doesnAca,!a,,ct involve executing tactical military operations, but in providing reconstruction assistance.

  • Hot Summer Months Mean Watching Diet, Exercise, Supplements

    May 30, 2007

    While in Iraq, many Soldiers take the opportunity to focus on getting healthy and working out. Some Soldiers run, some walk, some hit the basketball court, some play football and some hit the weight rooms. For a small portion of these Soldiers looking to get fit, supplements might seem like an easy way to get fast results. Unfortunately, while some supplements help, others might do more damage than good. As temperatures in Baghdad easily peak 100 degrees, the need for proper nutrition rises just as quickly as the mercury.

  • Servicemembers Receive Memorial Day Gift of U.S. Citizenship

    May 30, 2007

    It was a proud day for 19 active-duty servicemembers who took the oath of allegiance making them among the newest U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony here Memorial Day. U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, William Wood, delivered the keynote address and with the help of Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division and Combined Joint Task Force-82, they presented the servicemembers with their certificates of citizenship. Pamela Hutchings, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer-in-charge, led the servicemembers in the oath of allegiance formally making them U.S. citizens.

  • Army's Newest Modular Combat Team Makes Mark in Iraq

    May 30, 2007

    In the past three weeks, under Operation Dragon Fire, Soldiers have cleared 45 Baghdad neighborhoods, detained 94 terrorist suspects, freed two kidnapped citizens and captured a large quantity of weapons and explosives.

  • Staff Sergeant Reigns as King of All-Army Chess

    May 30, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Rudy Tia Jr. spent much of his R&R leave winning an unprecedented seventh All-Army Chess Championship May 13-18 at the community center here. Staff Sgt. Tia traveled from Camp Speicher, Iraq, to his home station at Fort Hood, Texas, then loaded his family into a Chevy Blazer and drove 23 hours to play in an Army MWR-sponsored chess tournament that heAca,!a,,cs dominated for the past decade. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs alright, I guess,Aca,!A? Tia said of winning the crown three more times than any other Soldier. Aca,!A"When I first won the tournament, it was enjoyable. I got so happy about it. But if you keep winning, the fun is not there any more.Aca,!A?

  • Defense Department Readies Pandemic Flu Guidebook for Civilians

    May 29, 2007

    The Defense Department is preparing a pandemic flu guide for civilian employees, a senior official said. The Defense Department released its Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan in April, Patricia S. Bradshaw, deputy undersecretary of defense for civilian personnel policy, said May 25 in an interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service.

  • 82nd CAB Mechanics Install Frag-5 Armor Field Kits

    May 29, 2007

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Pegasus) recently responded to a request for mechanical support during the ongoing installation of nearly 1,800 Frag-5 Armor Field kits, which replace key elements on all up-armored vehicles in Afghanistan. Four Soldiers, two from 122nd Aviation Support Battalion (TF Atlas) and two from 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion (TF Talon) have been providing assistance to the Army Material Command for the past two months.

  • Amputee Blazes New Trails On, Off the Battlefield

    May 25, 2007

    Maj. David Rozelle learned early the importance of leading from the front and setting the example for his fellow Soldiers. He climbed up from the enlisted ranks through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at North Carolina's Davidson College.

  • Army Chief of Staff Boosts Spirits at BAMC

    May 25, 2007

    The Army's top officer encouraged wounded warriors to continue the marathon to recovery May 22 during visits to Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid, the Army's state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center here.

  • Public Sends 201,000-Plus Phone Cards to Troops

    May 25, 2007

    The American public has sent more than 201,000 prepaid phone cards to servicemembers through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's "Help Our Troops Call Home" program.

  • All-Army Volleyball Teams Reunite in Armed Forces Championships

    May 25, 2007

    Although All-Air Force squads won both team titles, the Soldier-athletes who participated in the 2007 Armed Forces Volleyball Championships May 8-12 were proud of their month spent in the Catskills focusing on a game they love.

  • Army Tests Latest Chinook, Lakota Helicopters

    May 25, 2007

    Two teams from the Army Operational Test Command here traveled to Fort Campbell, Ky., and Barstow, Calif., to test two new helicopters.

  • Logistics Soldiers Support Tradewinds 2007

    May 24, 2007

    Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers trained alongside soldiers of 14 Caribbean nations here during Tradewinds 2007 May 5-16.

  • Aviators, Logistics Soldiers Team Up in Search for Missing Soldiers

    May 24, 2007

    With Soldiers spread throughout southern Baghdad searching around the clock for their comrades who have been missing since a May 12 ambush, it comes as no surprise that they need a constant stream of supplies to keep them going.

  • 4th Inf. Div. Rededicates Wall of Honor

    May 24, 2007

    On a small patch of hallowed ground next to the 4th Infantry Division headquarters sits a symbol that serves as a reminder of the commitment to country by those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Soldiers Focus on Finding Missing Comrades

    May 23, 2007

    The Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, N.Y., are focused on finding their missing comrades and returning them home.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg

    May 23, 2007

    Acting Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visited the Womack Army Medical Center here today to meet wounded Soldiers and take a firsthand look at the programs and treatment offered to Soldiers and their families. 'Womack is doing an excellent job of taking care of the wounded Soldiers and meeting the needs of the families,' said Geren.

  • Paratroopers Take Stock of Success in Sha'ab

    May 22, 2007

    In the first days after his battalion began operating in east Baghdad's Sha'ab neighborhood, Capt. Will Canda said he often saw the beds of Iraqi police trucks stained red with dried blood.

  • New Lab To Study Sports-Related Injuries in Soldiers

    May 22, 2007

    A new Sports Medicine Laboratory here will help researchers study sports-related injuries in military personnel during regular physical training, combat operations and recreational time.

  • Army Defends Body Armor Quality

    May 22, 2007

    U.S. troops operating in Iraq and Afghanistan have the best body armor in the world, and the Army is constantly looking for ways to improve force protection, the general in charge of the program told reporters here today. "Force protection is the No. 1 priority of the U.S. Army. We value our Soldiers very highly, and we do everything we can do to ensure that they have the finest in force protection as they go into the battle," Army Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, Program Executive Officer Soldier, said at a Pentagon news conference.

  • Leaders Have Restored Trust at Walter Reed, Official Says

    May 21, 2007

    Since taking command of the Army's premier medical center, Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has restored the trust of patients and energized staff members, the Defense Department's top health official said today. Maj. Gen. Schoomaker took command of Walter Reed Army Medical Center here early this year in the wake of revelations of poor outpatient treatment for wounded servicemembers and veterans. In an open letter to Gen. Schoomaker, Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, praised the general for his leadership and said his successes prove the Army medical system is ready any time and anywhere.

  • Families Honored At Arlington

    May 21, 2007

    Families representing each of the five armed forces, in the war on terror, were honored in an Arlington National Cemetery ceremony Friday evening. Each family, accompanied by one of their services top-ranking officers, was presented a commemorative copy of "Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery" as a tribute to their lost family member. The book was produced especially for the families of each newly interred service person. Copies of the commemorative book will be sent to some 1,500 other families whose loved ones were killed since 9/11 and who are buried at Arlington as well, said John Metzler, Arlington National Cemetery's superintendent.

  • Lt. Dan Band Rocks Hohenfels

    May 21, 2007

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The 12-member Lt. Dan Band, featuring actor Gary Sinise, kicked off its European tour here to the cheers of a full house.

  • Army Chief of Staff Stresses Family Support

    May 18, 2007

    In a visit to Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Tuesday, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. emphasized his goal to support Army Families.

  • Army Works to Determine Identity of Fallen U.S. Soldier

    May 18, 2007

    Army officials continue work to determine the identity of one of the four Soldiers who were killed during an enemy attack May 12 near Mahmudiyah, Iraq.

  • ROTC Cadets Commissioned at White House

    May 18, 2007

    The nation's leaders gathered today to recognize a group of young people taking the first step toward leading America's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.

  • General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award Goes to 28 Junior Officers

    May 17, 2007

    Twenty-eight Army officers were presented the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award for exceptional leadership skills by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey and Jake Tobin, MacArthur Foundation representative, at the Pentagon yesterday.

  • Army Ranger Named One of 'Time' Magazine's Most Influential People

    May 17, 2007

    Among the ranks of Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, the Pope and even Osama bin Laden stands Army ranger and combat veteran Capt. Timothy Gittins.

  • Reserve Soldier Awarded Bronze Star Training Iraqi Policemen

    May 17, 2007

    In 2006, Maj. Derek P. Bonaldo deployed to help train and support Iraqi policemen. As part of the transition team, he frequently went out on missions with the policemen, oftentimes encountering enemies who attacked with IEDs, small arms, and mortars.

  • 23 Officers to Join Army Ranks at White House Commissioning Ceremony

    May 16, 2007

    President George W. Bush will host a Joint Commissioning Ceremony for 55 Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets at the White House May 17.

  • Charlie Daniels Supports Florida Troops

    May 16, 2007

    The Charlie Daniels Band treated Florida veterans to a special performance at the Florida State Fairgrounds' Ford Amphitheater here May 11. The show was the second stop of the 2007 Volunteer Jam Tour.

  • Deployment Awards Showcase Unit Excellence

    May 15, 2007

    Active-duty and reserve-component units that deploy anywhere in the world have the opportunity to showcase their training or contingency deployment successes by entering the 2008 annual Army Chief of Staff Deployment Excellence Awards for deployments made between Dec. 1, 2006, and Nov. 03, 2007.

  • Defense Department Blocks Internet Sites to Protect Grid

    May 15, 2007

    The Defense Department is blocking access to many popular Internet sites from department-owned computers due to bandwidth issues, U.S. Strategic Command officials said yesterday.

  • All Assets Engaged to Find U.S. Soldiers Missing in Iraq

    May 14, 2007

    All available assets are being engaged to find three missing U.S. Soldiers who apparently were captured by enemy forces during a May 12 ambush near Mahmoudiya, Iraq, a senior U.S. military officer told reporters yesterday at a Baghdad news conference.

  • Third Army Gives Kenyan Soldiers Tour of Specialty Schools

    May 14, 2007

    Kenyan soldiers received an inside look at several U.S. Army specialty schools at Fort Benning, Ga., this week in hopes of taking lessons learned back to Kenya to start their own specialty schools.

  • Guard Tested as First Military Responder to Nuclear Disaster

    May 14, 2007

    National Guard Chief Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum said his staff deliberately put together the worst possible scenario that would test the limits of the Guard's ability to respond to a major disaster and interact with other state and federal agencies.

  • Top Army Officer Addresses Bonuses, Stability Operations

    May 14, 2007

    Army officials will continue to monitor manning and may offer bonuses to mid-level officers and noncommissioned officers if needed, the Army chief of staff said here Friday.

  • Military Displays Equipment, Technology at Public Service Recognition Exhibit

    May 14, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Faith Pemberton said Friday that seeing the Army's Virtual Experience combat simulator gave her the "heebie-jeebies."

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