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  • 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.

  • Mobile Training Team Teaches 'Vital' Unarmed Combat Skills

    Mar 2, 2007

    The enemy is close, but your magazine's empty. You have two choices: kill or be killed. Are you ready to use your body as a weapon'

  • 'Hiring Heroes' Leads Wounded Soldiers to Jobs

    Mar 2, 2007

    When citizens volunteer to be Soldiers, they swear to protect the country even when it means placing themselves in harm's way. Likewise, the nation has an obligation not to forget those warriors who return from conflict bearing battle scars.

  • Walter Reed Commanding General Relieved

    Mar 1, 2007

    Two weeks after Walter Reed Army Medical Center made national headlines for poor outpatient care, the center's top leader has been relieved of command.

  • Proper Weapons Practices Key to Ending Negligent Discharge Incidents in Iraq

    Mar 1, 2007

    The recent death of a Soldier in Baquba from poor weapons handling has increased focus on the prevention and consequences of negligent discharges among Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Joint Trauma Institute Takes on National Role

    Mar 1, 2007

    A San Antonio-based joint trauma institute is taking on a national role, a change that is expected to have a positive impact on trauma research, officials said Feb. 23 during a press conference at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research here.

  • Family Members To Travel Less for Loved One's Remains

    Mar 1, 2007

    Families of fallen Soldiers will no longer have to travel as far to pick up their loved one's remains.

  • Army Fields New Protective Neck Gear

    Mar 1, 2007

    The Army announced yesterday it is fielding 430,000 new helmet pads, officially referred to as Nape Pads, designed to better protect Soldiers' neck areas from ballistic fragmentation.

  • Savings Plans Help Soldiers Prepare for Future

    Mar 1, 2007

    The Thrift Savings Plan, a voluntary savings and investment retirement program for federal employees and uniformed servicemembers, is designed to make it easy for Soldiers to save for retirement.

  • Emergency Funds are Critical, Not so Hard to Build

    Mar 1, 2007

    Though financial experts disagree on the amount aEUR" quoting anything from $500 to two month's pay aEUR" they all agree that saving for an emergency fund is a "must-have" item in anyone's budget.

  • Children of Iraq

    Feb 28, 2007

    Sahar Al-Taee, a former civilian translator for the 3rd Medical Command, was kidnapped and later killed as a result of sectarian violence. In tribute to her work and devotion, Major Bobby Hart, who is in Iraq, directs his eyes, his words and his hope toward the future of Iraq...its children.

  • Violators of Military Hoaxes Act Could Receive Fines, Prison Time

    Feb 28, 2007

    Persons making false or misleading statements to families about the death, injury, capture or disappearance of a servicemember during war time could be fined, imprisoned or both.

  • Martin Rolling, Off to Career Best Start

    Feb 28, 2007

    Mark Martin is off to the best start of his racing career and for the first time since Sept. 22, 2002, the veteran is on top of the NASCAR world.

  • Guard to Get Shorter, More Predictable Deployments

    Feb 28, 2007

    There will be fewer, shorter and more predictable deployments for reserve-component troops, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the National Guard's 54 adjutants general today.

  • 'Surge' Units to be Fully Trained, Equipped, Leaders Say

    Feb 28, 2007

    The Army is deploying five brigade combat teams and a division headquarters to Iraq, in addition to extending one National Guard brigade combat team (BCT) already in theater. None of the five BCTs will deploy with less than a year between deployments, and each will meet the Army's pre-deployment training regimen.

  • Three Soldiers in Fort Campbell Platoon Earn Silver Stars

    Feb 28, 2007

    Just more than 200 Silver Stars have been awarded for Operation Iraqi Freedom since it began in 2003, and three of them now belong to Soldiers from one Fort Campbell platoon.

  • Army Aviator Inducted Into 'Hall of Heroes'

    Feb 27, 2007

    A day after President Bush presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall, Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker inducted Crandall into the prestigious "Hall of Heroes" at the Pentagon.

  • Fast Cue-wielding Soldiers Can Win Trip to Las Vegas

    Feb 27, 2007

    Soldiers who can quickly clear a table of billiard balls have an opportunity to win a trip for two to Las Vegas in the Army MWR Speed Pool Tournament.

  • Virtual Experience Lets Civilians Act as Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2007

    Only Soldiers know how it feels to fight in a combat zone, but civilians now have an opportunity to get a virtual taste of the action.

  • Low Prices Meet Their Match at AAFES

    Feb 27, 2007

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's "We'll Match It!" initiative has been updated to allow authorized shoppers to compare prices between the exchange and "warehouse clubs."

  • Signal Company Keeps Brigade Talking

    Feb 27, 2007

    Paratroopers with Company C, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, the signal company for the brigade, have made it possible for their brigade to be successful while fighting the war on terror.

  • Leader Helps Troopers Understand Their Important Military Heritage

    Feb 27, 2007

    Most "Black Jack" Soldiers know the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's history, but during its Black History Month observance Feb. 16, the keynote speaker at Forward Operating Base Prosperity, Iraq, discussed the 9th U.S. Cavalry and its legendary "Buffalo Soldiers."

  • Training Pays Off, Soldiers Escape Bradley Rollover

    Feb 27, 2007

    Rollover drills and situational-awareness training turned a potentially deadly rollover into a survival story for three Soldiers recently when their Bradley fighting vehicle rolled into a canal in Iraq.

  • Gearing Up: JRTC Trains 4th Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., for Accelerated Deployment

    Feb 27, 2007

    There might never have been a brigade training event on the scale of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (SBCT) rehearsal for Iraq that ended Feb. 14. Certainly, one so big never came together so fast.

  • Army Aviator Awarded Medal of Honor

    Feb 26, 2007

    President Bush today presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall for his actions at the Battle of Landing Zone X-Ray in Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley.

  • Military Playing Down Long Runs, Adopting More Diverse Fitness Programs

    Feb 26, 2007

    If a little bit of running is good for keeping warfighters in top form, then a lot of running is better, right' "Wrong!" say officials here at the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.

  • Fort Jackson Led the Way in 1960s School Desegregation

    Feb 26, 2007

    Hood Street Elementary School, built in 1963, was considered one of the first permanent structures at Fort Jackson and it was also the first public school in Columbia to integrate students during the civil rights movement.

  • Students Shadow Fort Riley Aviators

    Feb 26, 2007

    Eight Junction City High School students visited the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade Feb. 8 to see UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters up close and learn about the day-to-day lives of aviation Soldiers.

  • 'Military Saves' Encourages Soldiers to Prepare for Tomorrow

    Feb 26, 2007

    For most Soldiers, a savings account is something that's not on their agenda, and in many cases, if they think about it at all, it's in a vague, sometime-in-the-future sort of way.

  • Gunmen Don't Stop Medical Operation

    Feb 26, 2007

    Terrorists commonly use scare tactics to disrupt the everyday lives of others, but their tactics were unsuccessful during a recent medical operation.

  • Soldier's Students Send Shoes

    Feb 26, 2007

    Lt. Col. Robert Colfer, an Army Reservist who teaches history to 9th, 10th and 11th graders at Marblehead High School, of Marblehead, Mass., encouraged his students to get involved in humanitarian aid for children in Iraq.

  • Suze Orman Kicks Off Military Saves Week at Pentagon

    Feb 26, 2007

    The Defense Department's "Military Saves" program kicked off yesterday with Military Saves Week, which will continue through March 4.

  • Program Encourages Troops to Save Money, Reduce Debt

    Feb 26, 2007

    A new Defense Department program encourages servicemembers to become better money managers by paying off or avoiding credit card debt and starting savings accounts.

  • Schumacher Beaten in Semifinals

    Feb 26, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, lost in the semifinals of the Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals here Sunday at Firebird International Raceway.

  • Martin Scores Second Consecutive Top-Five Finish

    Feb 26, 2007

    U.S. Army driver Mark Martin left California Speedway leading the Nextel Cup driver point standings after posting a fifth-place finish in Sunday's Auto Club 500.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers Aid Stranded Motorists During Ice Storm

    Feb 23, 2007

    "I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values." When most Soldiers recite those words from the Soldier's Creed, they likely imagine fulfilling this promise on the battlefield.

  • Gates: Wounded Servicemembers Should Not Have to Battle Bureaucracy

    Feb 23, 2007

    Injured American troops should not return home to battle the bureaucracies of a broken outpatient health care system, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here today.

  • Army Rangers Grant Child's Wish

    Feb 23, 2007

    For Army Rangers, soldiering is a way of life. For 14-year-old Riley Woina aEUR" a young boy living with cystic fibrosis aEUR" "rangering" is a dream come true.

  • TRiPS To Help Servicemembers Assess Travel Risks

    Feb 23, 2007

    A tool used by Soldiers to assess the risk of driving their privately owned vehicles on trips will become the same tool used by Airman, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen beginning next month.

  • Soldiers Score Medals in Shooting Championships

    Feb 23, 2007

    Kicking off the 2007 World Cup season, Team USA athletes hosted a successful Rocky Mountain Rifle Championship Feb. 14-18 at the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center. The test match showed that America's riflemen and women are set to take on the world in the year before the 2008 Olympic Games.

  • Mississippi Guardsman To Become First Non-Celebrity Face on NASCAR Cup Car

    Feb 23, 2007

    A Mississippi National Guardsman will be honored this Sunday by having his image unveiled on the hood of a NASCAR Nextel Cup Car aEUR" the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet driven by Casey Mears.

  • African-American NFL Players Tell Soldiers to Follow Dreams

    Feb 23, 2007

    Past and present members of the National Football League joined the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's observance of African-American History Month here today.

  • Behavioral Health Specialists Ease Servicemembers' Minds

    Feb 23, 2007

    Long hours of stressful work faced by deployed troops, combined with little privacy and not much free time, can end up taking a mental and emotional toll. Fortunately, Soldiers serving in every Brigade Combat Team in the Army will now have a greater opportunity to visit a behavioral health clinic and speak to a trained specialist.

  • Walter Reed Puts 'Full-Court Press' on Fixing Building 18

    Feb 23, 2007

    The Army surgeon general's staff is putting a "full-court press" on fixing the backed-up repairs needed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's outpatient Building 18, the service's top medical officer said here yesterday.

  • The UH-1 Iroquois in Vietnam

    Feb 22, 2007

    Dr. Erik Villard, historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, discusses the Vietnam War legacy of the UH-1 Iroquois helicopter.

  • Troopers Learn to Airlift Equipment, Supplies in Combat Zone

    Feb 22, 2007

    When people think of air assaults they may have an image in their mind of soldiers repelling from helicopters down long ropes and then once on the ground, the soldiers go to attack an objective.

  • Officials Offer No Excuses, Only Changes at Walter Reed

    Feb 22, 2007

    Senior defense officials yesterday said they take full responsibility for the recently reported poor-quality outpatient housing and bureaucratic hassles some servicemembers have experienced at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and offered up a "no excuses" approach to fixing the problems.

  • Kentucky Guard Soldier Receives Distinguished Service Cross

    Feb 22, 2007

    A Kentucky National Guard Soldier has become the first Guard Soldier -- and only the fifth servicemember overall -- to receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

  • Leaders Visit Walter Reed, Express Resolve

    Feb 20, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey and GEN Richard A. Cody, vice chief of staff of the Army, speak with a medical hold Soldier about his living conditions in Building 18 outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In comments to reporters afterward, Secretary Harvey stated that he and GEN Cody visited the building after learning of Soldier complaints. Both Army leaders expressed concern and found the facilities "disappointing," and "unacceptable," Harvey said. "This building has potential and we will get it turned around," GEN Cody added. A plan is already in place to upgrade the building and will be reported on to GEN Cody to ensure Soldiers are being provided a "quality of life equal to the quality of their service," Secretary Harvey concluded.

  • More Than One Way to OCS

    Feb 20, 2007

    Soldiers seeking to attend Officer Candidate School now have an alternative to appearing before the board. They can apply for direct OCS selection.

  • DoD Working on Patient-Care Issues

    Feb 20, 2007

    The Defense Department is working to address patient-care problems recently identified at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the department's flagship medical facility, a DoD spokesman said today.

  • After 40 Years, Air Defender Says Goodbye

    Feb 20, 2007

    Robert Rangel had two choices: show up at the induction ceremony Jan. 10, 1967, or go to jail. He chose the former, raised his right hand and became Pvt. Robert Rangel.

  • Army Racecar Driver Makes Fan's Dream Come True, Supports Tornado Victims

    Feb 20, 2007

    Myron Bowlin, who submitted the winning bid of $13,600 on eBay and won the Mark Martin Daytona 500 Dream Package that benefited Central Florida's tornado victims, rode a couple of laps around Daytona International Speedway with his favorite driver on the eve of the Great American Race.

  • Army Comes .02 Seconds Away from Winning Daytona 500

    Feb 20, 2007

    Everyone seemed to disappear but Mark Martin as he dominated the Daytona 500 track, maneuvering his 01 Army Chevy so no one could pass him and grab his number-one spot Feb. 18.

  • MiTT Focused on Iraqi Army NCO Corps

    Feb 20, 2007

    As a member of a military transition team, 1st Sgt. Joseph McFarlane spends the majority of his days training and advising members of the Iraqi Army.

  • Schumacher Feels for NASCAR Teammate Mark Martin

    Feb 20, 2007

    Like many race fans on Sunday, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, was intently watching an exciting Daytona 500, which is NASCAR's traditional Nextel Cup Series season opener.

  • Force Increase Necessary for War on Terror, Leaders Say

    Feb 20, 2007

    The end-strength increases in the Army and Marine Corps will help reduce strain on the forces and position them for the long war against terrorism, said the leaders of the two services.

  • Martin Opens New Ginn Racing Era with Strongest Daytona Run of Career

    Feb 20, 2007

    "I just can't tell you how bad I wanted it," said Mark Martin seconds after climbing out of his No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet following Sunday's Daytona 500. "We gave it our best shot aEUR" we were within inches of getting it done."

  • Iraq Briefing: MG Joseph Fil

    Feb 16, 2007

    MG Joseph Fil speaks with Pentagon reporters via satellite, providing an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.

  • MND-B Commander: Peace in Iraq Possible

    Feb 16, 2007

    The goal of coalition forces new security strategy is to clear, control and retain Baghdad's neighborhoods, said the Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad commanding general during a press conference here Feb. 16.

  • Military Wives Go the Extra Distance

    Feb 16, 2007

    Many women will do just about anything for their family, and most Soldiers will do whatever it takes to make the mission a success. For Soldiers who are wives, commitment is more than a wedding vow; it is a pledge to see a promise through, no matter where it takes them.

  • Lab Officer Assists Typhoon Relief in Philippines

    Feb 16, 2007

    Capt. Michael Van Hoven was stunned when he saw CNN's Internet coverage of the typhoon that hit the Philippines in late November 2006.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships Open to All Soldiers

    Feb 16, 2007

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and U.S. Army Infantry Center will host the 2007 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships March 2-10 and the U.S. Army Long-Range Championships March 11-13.

  • National Guard Assists in Storm-Battered New York

    Feb 16, 2007

    About 100 troops from the New York Army National Guard are assisting in snow removal in upstate New York, where winter storms have left more than 10 feet of snow in some areas over the past two weeks.

  • Korean War Veteran Recognized for Combat Valor

    Feb 16, 2007

    A Korean War veteran was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device Feb. 2, more than 50 years after he risked his own life to save the lives of his fellow Soldiers.

  • Baghdad Roundtable

    Feb 15, 2007

    Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman MG William Caldwell speaks to reporters in Baghdad and provides an operational update.

  • Army Officer Named 2006 Amateur Female Triathlete of Year

    Feb 15, 2007

    An officer in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program was selected as the 2006 Amateur Female Triathlete of the Year by "Triathlete" magazine.

  • 'Cav Roundup' Now Available on iTunes

    Feb 15, 2007

    What happens when the Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad daily radio show 'Cav Roundup' meets Apple's iTunes' People are able to listen to the most up-to-date information on what's happening on the ground through the eyes of MND-B Soldiers.

  • Families First Casualty Call Center Helps Families Heal

    Feb 15, 2007

    It's been a year since the Army's Human Resources Command launched the Families First Casualty Call Center here to offer additional assistance to families of fallen Soldiers who were lost in combat or by accident.

  • Soldier-chefs to Flaunt Culinary Talents in Competition

    Feb 15, 2007

    Some 200 Soldier-chefs from Army installations around the world will trade body armor and M-16 rifles for filet knives, spatulas and pastry bags here March 5-16 during the 32nd annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition.

  • Soldiers Like FCS Test Systems So Much, They Don't Want to Return Them

    Feb 13, 2007

    Testing for some of the systems slated for the first "spin out" of the Army's Future Combat Systems program has gone well, except for one minor glitch: the Soldiers testing them don't want to give the prototypes back.

  • Active Army Meets January Recruiting Goals; Retention Remains Strong

    Feb 13, 2007

    The active Army exceeded its recruiting goals for January, the Defense Department announced yesterday.

  • Implementation of Security Plan Underway

    Feb 12, 2007

    Iraqi security forces and Soldiers from the Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad uncovered 14 weapons caches and detained 140 insurgent suspects in and around the Iraqi capital during the week of Feb. 3-9.

  • Avoid Trans Fat Warns Army Nutritionist

    Feb 12, 2007

    New York City is banning trans fatty acids from its restaurants. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy's, Chili's and Ruby Tuesday have already eliminated trans fat from their menus.

  • Paratroopers Stand up Joint Security Station in Hurriyah

    Feb 12, 2007

    The sudden clap of a firearm's discharge prompts the split-second reaction of paratroopers patrolling the volatile streets of Iraq's capital on foot. From behind urban cover aEUR" a car, a corner or even a light post aEUR" they meticulously scan their interlocking sectors of fire to ensure 360-degree security for the platoon conducting a presence patrol.

  • Technology Helps Soldiers Stay Close to Loved Ones

    Feb 12, 2007

    "Snail mail" is quickly becoming a thing of the past for deployed Soldiers thanks to the 1st Cavalry Division's commitment to keeping families close through video teleconferences.

  • Investigators Studying Latest Army Helo Cases to Prevent Future Incidents

    Feb 12, 2007

    As the Army investigates the recent spate of helicopter crashes in Iraq, it's working to get lessons being learned from them back to air crews in the field as quickly as possible.

  • Schumacher Drops Out in First Round

    Feb 12, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, lost in the first round of the Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals here Sunday at Auto Club Raceway.

  • Pole Day Qualifying Completed; Martin Looks to Daytona 500

    Feb 12, 2007

    Mark Martin qualified 33rd in Sunday's Pole Day at Daytona International Speedway. The U.S. Army Team will now turn its attention to Thursday's Gatorade Duel qualifying race, as they continue to get ready for Sunday's Daytona 500.

  • Supplemental Funds Critical to Army Readiness, Officials Say

    Feb 9, 2007

    The Army is the best equipped, trained and led force it's ever been, but it needs continued funding to ensure it's ready to face future conflicts, the Army's top two leaders said in congressional testimony today.

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