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  • Military housing rates boosted 3.5 percent overall

    Dec 19, 2006

    Servicemembers will receive an average 3.5 percent boost in their basic allowance for housing compensation benefit in 2007, Defense Department officials said.

  • Safeguarding Information Technology Vital to DoD

    Dec 18, 2006

    Safeguarding and protecting vital computer-accessed information is the job of everyone working at the Defense Department, a senior DoD official said.

  • Mailroom in Iraq preps for holiday rush

    Dec 18, 2006

    The Army post office here is no different from those in the U.S. - the pace drastically picks up during the holiday season.

  • Mailroom Gears Up for Holidays

    Dec 18, 2006

    The troops of the 747th Adjutant General Company Postal, a reserve unit from Helena, Mont., sort and distribute the mail to 23 units on FOB Warrior and other surrounding forward operating bases.

  • Operation Warrior Training / Evaluation Brigade

    Dec 18, 2006

    Operation Warrior Trainer eases transition from reserve to active; New Evaluation Brigade tests systems.

  • Training Iraqi police

    Dec 18, 2006

    The Iraqi government decreed 2006 the "Year of the Police" in Iraq. As the year comes to a close, coalition forces continue to recognize the importance of building a competent police force with the confidence of the Iraqi people.

  • Namhae Anniversary

    Dec 18, 2006

    Meet a courageous Korean man who continues to pay respect to fallen American soldiers sixty years after their deaths.

  • Soldiers shine in early-season World Cup bobsled competitions

    Dec 18, 2006

    Sgt. Shauna Rohbock and Spc. Steve Holcomb won back-to-back gold and silver medals, respectively, during the first two weeks of the 2006-07 World Cup bobsled season.

  • AAFES: Troop support hits record high

    Dec 18, 2006

    According to the military command in charge of providing access to items of necessity and convenience to military families the world over, support for America's troops is at an all time high.

  • Explosive ordnance disposal teams play vital role in Iraq

    Dec 18, 2006

    Explosive ordnance disposal teams in Iraq and the Soldiers who escort them in convoys, work hard at keeping the roads clear of IEDs and protecting Soldiers and civilians.

  • 1 horsepower vehicle

    Dec 18, 2006

    An Iraqi farmer gives Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment a ride back to their vehicles on a cart during a patrol near Mussayyib in Babil Province.

  • Feel the beat

    Dec 18, 2006

    Staff Sgt. Meghan Groth, a veterinary technician from Third Army, U.S. Army Central, shows a Yemeni animal worker how a stethoscope is used to listen to heartbeats during a veterinary civil action program.

  • Maj. Robert Nash quote

    Dec 18, 2006

    Maj. Robert Nash, officer in charge of the Army Corps of Engineers' Baghdad office, in an interview Dec. 14, 2006

  • Veterans' cemeteries across America receive wreaths

    Dec 15, 2006

    In 1992, Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine donated 5,000 red-bowed wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. It became a tradition.

  • Army, Marine Corps unveil counterinsurgency field manual

    Dec 15, 2006

    The Army and Marine Corps released a new field manual today to provide guidance to ground forces in order to achieve success in current and future counterinsurgency operations.

  • Operation Christmas brightens holidays for military families

    Dec 15, 2006

    Christmas came a few weeks early this year for military families throughout the city.

  • Montenegro partners with Maine National Guard

    Dec 15, 2006

    "This is an historic first step initiating a strong bilateral defense relationship between the United States and Montenegro," said Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, announcing the partnership.

  • Excitement heating up over new extended-cold-weather gear

    Dec 15, 2006

    The new Generation III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System adopts the latest technology and adapts it for Soldiers operating in demanding arctic conditions.

  • Army's top general moves to lessen strain on troops

    Dec 15, 2006

    The Army's top general said yesterday he wants to grow the active component and gain better access to the Army Reserve and National Guard, which together make up 55 percent of the total Army.

  • Medical Protection System

    Dec 14, 2006

    SMA Preston discusses the Medical Protection System.

  • 172nd Welcome Home / Guard Painting

    Dec 14, 2006

    172nd welcomed home with ceremony; National Guard Legacy Painting unveiled to commemorate birthday.

  • 1st AD Museum

    Dec 14, 2006

    As the oldest and most prestigious armored division in the US Army there is a lot of military history behind the First Armored Division. Ken James takes us to the one place where all that history comes together.

  • Reserve, Guard Soldiers extend mobilization to train others

    Dec 14, 2006

    Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers returning here from Iraq and Afghanistan have a new way to continue their service in uniform.

  • AKO launches video e-mail for deployed Soldiers, families

    Dec 14, 2006

    Deployed Soldiers can now communicate with loved ones via video e-mail through Army Knowledge Online, the Army's intranet portal.

  • Initial tests completed on Stryker NBCRV

    Dec 14, 2006

    Initial operating tests were completed on the Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle at Dugway Proving Grounds last month.

  • Army team rides into rodeo finals

    Dec 13, 2006

    Whether riding tanks into battle or bucking animals in a rodeo, Army team members show courage no matter what the foe.

  • Law protects Soldiers so they can serve

    Dec 13, 2006

    Most servicemembers are familiar with the attractive array of military benefits that range from the GI Bill to big-ticket retention bonuses.

  • Electronic tax statements available on myPay

    Dec 13, 2006

    Servicemembers, military retirees and annuitants, and federal civilian employees paid by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service can expect to receive their 2006 tax statements beginning this month.

  • Lonestar to dedicate All-American Bowl show to troops

    Dec 13, 2006

    Country music's Lonestar will perform a 45 minute concert in honor of Soldiers and their families after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game at the Alamodome Jan. 6.

  • Registration open for 2007 Bataan Memorial Death March

    Dec 13, 2006

    Registration is now open for the 2007 Bataan Memorial Death March, to be held March 25 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • New evaluation brigade to test emerging warfighter technologies

    Dec 13, 2006

    The new Evaluation Brigade Combat Team, being stood up at Fort Bliss, will test 18 major systems being developed for the Army's Future Combat Systems program.

  • Gaining confidence

    Dec 13, 2006

    Soldier trainees visit the gas chamber Dec. 5, 2006, during basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Web site celebrates National Guard birthday, history

    Dec 12, 2006

    The National Guard turns 370 years old, and the National Guard Bureau is celebrating with a Web site dedicated to the organization and its history.

  • Two families, one unit: Father, two sons serve in same unit

    Dec 12, 2006

    Deployed Soldiers often create a family with the men and women they serve beside every day. They usually don't get the opportunity to see family members while in a combat zone. But, three National Guard Soldiers have the best of both worlds aEUR" their unit family and their natural family. Serving at Camps Buehring and Virginia, a father and two sons see each other on a regular basis while stationed with the 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment of the Alaska National Guard in support of the Third Army/U.S. Army Central in Kuwait.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit looking for pistol shooters

    Dec 12, 2006

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is looking for a few good shooters.The competitive unit is putting out its annual call for Soldiers who are interested in competing in pistol competitions in the summer of 2007. "We do this every year," said Sgt. 1st Class Jason M. St. John, noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the USAMU Service Pistol Team. "Soldiers who wish to represent the U.S. Army in pistol competition, marksmanship instruction and recruiting assistance are welcome to apply. This is a highly visible, fast- paced mission."

  • Quote - Employing Iraqis

    Dec 12, 2006

    Lt. Col. Jonathan Revolinsky, the Officer in Charge of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baghdad Area Office

  • New Pay, Personnel System on Horizon for Troops

    Dec 12, 2006

    A new system coming in 2008 to the Army and Air Force will integrate pay and personnel and make life easier for servicemembers everywhere, the general in charge of the system's deployment said.

  • Soldiers Provide Humanitarian Aid in Kenya

    Dec 12, 2006

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Heaning helps U.S. Air Force Airmen and Kenyan workers unload mosquito nets in Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 7, 2006.

  • Local Child Inspects U.S. Army Patch

    Dec 12, 2006

    A local child looks at a patch on the uniform of U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Walls in Al Hamzah, Iraq, Dec. 5, 2006.

  • Basic Training In Fort Jackson, South Carolina

    Dec 12, 2006

    New Soldiers go through a demanding regimen during U.S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • How families trained for 172nd Stryker BCT homecoming

    Dec 11, 2006

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (Army News Service, Dec. 11, 2006) aEUR" Family members and friends of the recently returned 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team spent a few weeks in a new type of reintegration training before their Soldiers returned home. "Back in July and August we completed a round of reintegration classes prior to the brigade's extension. The feedback we received from those classes let us know that something more was needed," said Lt. Col. Greg Parrish, deputy commander, 172nd SBCT

  • Army unveils Light Utility Helicopter UH-72A Lakota

    Dec 11, 2006

    Gen. Richard A. Cody, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Joe RedCloud, a chief with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Lakota Nation, accepted the Army's first Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, UH-72A, in a ceremony December 11th.

  • Thrift Savings Plan provides important benefits to Soldiers

    Dec 11, 2006

    More servicemembers need to take advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan, because it is an attractive investment option with unique benefits for military members, the military officer in charge of the Armed Forces Tax Council said here today. TSP, a retirement savings plan for servicemembers and civilian federal employees, right now draws participation from about half of the military, Army Maj. John Johnson, director of the Armed Forces Tax Council, said in an interview.

  • Rumsfeld Quote - December 11, 2006

    Dec 11, 2006

    Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld during a surprise visit to Iraq, Dec. 9, 2006.

  • Video email launches for deployed Soldiers, families

    Dec 11, 2006

    Soldiers and families can now communicate by video e-mail through the Army Knowledge Online intranet portal. On the first day, more than 3,500 video emails were transmitted. "Thank you, that's all I can say," e-mailed PV2 Brenden Teetsell of the 44th Signal Battalion on Dec. 6. "Thank you for allowing me to see my family. Your technology helps boost not only my morale, but thousands of Soldiers a day."

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    Dec 11, 2006

    Staff Sgt. Brent Briggs (foreground) of the Special Police Transition Team teaches an Iraqi Police Officer proper breathing techniques during a live fire range conducted at Patrol Base Olson in Samarra, Iraq.

  • Army Provides Engineer Instruction in Iraq

    Dec 11, 2006

    Twenty-four Gulf Region South District Iraqi engineers joined six of their American counterparts in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineer's Construction Contract Administration class.

  • Humanitarian Mission in Sheikh Hammaud, Iraq

    Dec 11, 2006

    U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Adam Napier hands out water during a humanitarian mission coordinated by U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment in Sheikh Hammoud, Iraq.

  • Obstacle Course Training

    Dec 11, 2006

    Soldiers in training participate in the obstacle course during U.S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Dec. 5, 2006.

  • Jump Training

    Dec 11, 2006

    U.S. Army Soldiers jump from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at McLanely Drop Zone, Fort Lee, Va., Dec. 7, 2006. Various units participated in the jump as a quarterly training requirement.

  • Army Provides Context After Radio Story on Soldiers' Mental Health

    Dec 8, 2006

    A recent national radio program interviewed about a half dozen Soldiers at one Army post who say they are concerned about their military mental-health support and chain of command assistance after returning from Iraq.

  • Flame Resistant Uniform Protects Soldiers

    Dec 8, 2006

    Forward deployed forces are now rapidly receiving protective, flame-resistant combat uniforms to protect against an ever-changing enemy. In continuous use since Army aviators and tankers were first outfitted over 25 years ago, NOMEX uniforms and uniform items are now being provided to a wide range of other Soldiers who may be exposed to fire and flame.

  • Schumacher continues to draw attention

    Dec 8, 2006

    Even though it's been almost a month since he clinched his third straight NHRA POWERade Top Fuel world championship, U.S. Army driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, is still getting his share of the post-season spotlight.

  • Army Electronic Warfare

    Dec 8, 2006

  • PFC Uzalino First Deployment

    Dec 8, 2006

  • The Wounds Within

    Dec 8, 2006

    A closer look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with service members whose physical battlefield injuries have healed, but whose emotional wounds linger on.

  • On the Border

    Dec 8, 2006

    Thousands of National Guard troops are deployed to protect the US border. Get a closer look from the front lines of Operation Jump Start.

  • Leaders have role to play in Soldiers' safety

    Dec 8, 2006

    As the holidays approach, many Soldiers will be driving or motorcycling to visit family and friends. Unfortunately, some Soldiers won't return, and others will return injured.

  • Two Armies, One Goal

    Dec 8, 2006

    U.S. and Iraqi forces are working side-by-side as they continue to build a strong foundation for the war-torn country to stand on. SFC Ken Baer has more from Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Schumacher continues to draw attention

    Dec 8, 2006

    Even though it's been almost a month since he clinched his third straight NHRA POWERade Top Fuel world championship, U.S. Army driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, is still getting his share of the post-season spotlight.

  • Army demonstrates 'most significant change to satellite communications worldwide' in 30 ye

    Dec 8, 2006

    U.S. Army researchers and their industry partners accomplished with a one-centimeter chip made with hyper-cooled niobium what has always required racks of expensive satellite communications gear in a breakthrough demonstration Nov. 28 in Elmsford, N.Y.

  • Crews Test Latest Stryker Vehicle

    Dec 8, 2006

    Mobile Gun System crews from the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry had the opportunity to put the latest variant of the Stryker to the test on Yakima's Range 10.

  • Fort Bragg picked for census rehearsal

    Dec 8, 2006

    With the 2010 census quickly approaching, preparations are being made and the residents of Fort Bragg and its surrounding areas are about to get involved.

  • Fort Bliss offers example, lessons for BRAC gaining posts

    Dec 8, 2006

    Bases slated to grow as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process need look no farther for lessons learned than this sprawling post that's tripling its population and transforming from an air-defense center to an armor center.

  • Iron Brigade Officially Ends Iraq deployment

    Dec 8, 2006

    Col. Robert E. Scurlock Jr., commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jose Santos uncase the 2BCT colors during the brigade's welcome home ceremony at Minick Field, Baumholder, Germany, Dec. 6, 2006.

  • U.S. Soldier and Iraqi soldier talk during family day

    Dec 8, 2006

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brock Hutzler, from Multi-National Division - Central South (MND-CS), talks with an Iraqi army soldier prior to the beginning of family day at the 8th Iraqi Army Division headquarters in Diwaniyah, Iraq, Dec. 4, 2006.

  • Providing security in Al Saab Bour, Iraq

    Dec 8, 2006

    U.S. Army Cpl. Sean Mckenrick provides security as fellow Soldiers search a house during a raid in Al Saab Bour, Iraq. The Soldiers are with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division (Light).

  • SMA Quote - December 8, 2006

    Dec 8, 2006

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston

  • 172nd Returns to Alaska

    Dec 7, 2006

  • Army initiates electronic warfare capability

    Dec 7, 2006

    The Army is developing a new core competency for career Soldiers and officers interested in becoming electronic warfare specialists. "As the Army continues to face an increasingly sophisticated, learning and adaptive enemy, who will engage in asymmetric warfare characterized by irregular tactics, terror, and the use of the most deadly casualty-producing means available to them, we find ourselves needing to develop new ways to attack and defeat these adversaries," said Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

  • Iraqi troops respond to explosion

    Dec 7, 2006

    Iraqi soldiers responded to a vehicle bomb explosion near Baghdad Dec. 7, 2006, and Iraqi and coalition troops have detained several suspects and found numerous weapons caches over the past few days.

  • A moment to remember

    Dec 7, 2006

    An Iraqi child holds hands with Staff Sgt. Bryanjay Tashima during a dismounted patrol with Iraqi police at the 2nd Street marketplace in Kirkuk. Tashima is from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment.

  • Cautious advance

    Dec 7, 2006

    1st Lt. Jeff Harris, a platoon leader from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, takes cover during a cordon and search mission for IED bomb makers in the Hawr Rajab section of Baghdad.

  • It's a grand old flag

    Dec 7, 2006

    Passengers at New York's Grand Central Terminal were treated to a special flag folding ceremony recently.

  • Iraq Takes Reigns / Water Treatment

    Dec 7, 2006

  • Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. quote

    Dec 7, 2006

    Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commander, Multinational Division - Baghdad, in a Dec. 7, 2006 interview

  • Turner Assumes Command of U.S. Army North

    Dec 6, 2006

    Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II assumed command of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Dec. 4 in a morning ceremony in the historic Quadrangle on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Medical Training / Mailing Updates

    Dec 6, 2006

  • Searching for Insurgents

    Dec 6, 2006

  • Newly Arrived Troops Make Safety Priority

    Dec 6, 2006

    Many soldiers within Multi-National Division aEUR" Baghdad are newly arrived in Iraq, in a new location in a new situation. While everyone needs a little time to adjust to the small differences of their new job, one thing remains a constant aEUR" safety.

  • Iraqis out in front

    Dec 6, 2006

    Iraqi Soldiers are increasingly taking the lead in operations, with U.S. Soldiers providing a mentoring and backup role.

  • Improved supply, transportation processes to better serve troops

    Dec 6, 2006

    Transportation Command is working with the services and Defense Logistics Agency to smooth the flow of goods and supplies to warfighters.

  • Coalition accelerating efforts to put Iraqis in lead

    Dec 6, 2006

    Coalition forces are stepping up their efforts to make Iraqi security forces capable enough to take over security for their own country

  • Good scoop

    Dec 6, 2006

    An Iraqi boy reads an educational poster handed out by Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division during a joint patrol with Iraqi police at the Second Street Marketplace in Kirkuk.

  • Gitmo duty

    Dec 6, 2006

    Pfc. Brandon Ross, a National Guard Soldier from Company E, 629th Military Intelligence Battalion, provides overwatch security at a checkpoint at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Maj. Gen. William Caldwell quote

    Dec 6, 2006

    Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, a coalition spokesman, at a news conference from Baghdad Dec. 5, 2006

  • All-American Bowl to attract high school recruits

    Dec 6, 2006

    Some 80 high school football players across the country have been selected to participate in one of the Army's highest-profile public-relations events, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Soldier honored century later at Fort Sam

    Dec 6, 2006

    With the sound of Taps and the sweet smell of sage still lingering in the air, the military and Native American communities laid an American Soldier to rest Friday who served, and died, more than a century ago.

  • A Soldier's Soldier Receives Specialized, Mission-Essential Equipment

    Dec 6, 2006

    When F Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, in Germany, deploys to Iraq next year, its Soldiers will be carrying the Army's most specialized, mission-essential Soldier equipment available.

  • ACAP helps Soldiers transition to civilian sector

    Dec 5, 2006

    Making a career change can be one of life's major challenges - particularly when it involves leaving the military to seek employment in the civilian sector.

  • Keen eye, soft touch needed to work with glass wires

    Dec 5, 2006

    Paul Baumes, an instructor in the technical development division here has trained to date more than 100 Army civilians how to build and repair fiber-optic cables capable of transmitting gigabytes of information in the form of light. One fiber-optic is made up of a strand of special glass as thin as a human hair and can transmit more data faster than copper wires.

  • First Strike Ration

    Dec 5, 2006

  • HERO Act expands IRA eligibility for deployed servicemembers

    Dec 5, 2006

    Servicemembers and their families tend to have a few more rules to master than the average American when it comes to tax time: Which allowances are taxable' Are they qualified for a combat-zone tax exemption, and if so, for how much of their income' What about a reenlistment bonus earned while deployed but not paid until redeployment aEUR" is it taxable'

  • Engineers Aid Iraq Reconstruction Efforts

    Dec 5, 2006

    The completion of a port security facility on Iraq's southern waterways comes as another tick in the U.S.-led Iraq reconstruction effort's border security campaign, but its effects will be far-reaching.

  • Mission accomplished

    Dec 5, 2006

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division await Black Hawk helicopters to pick them up after they conducted an air assault operation in a small village east of Yusufiyah.

  • Anchors aweigh

    Dec 5, 2006

    National Guard Bureau Chief Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum rides aboard a Coast Guard 25-foot boat while visiting Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nov. 15, 2006. Blum was there to visit National Guard Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo.

  • Artists paint portraits for families of fallen Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2006

    Kaziah Hancock, an artist and patriot in Manti, Utah, has put her professional life on hold as a result of channel-surfing on the radio.

  • Concept perfected in Iraq, Afghanistan used along U.S. border

    Dec 5, 2006

    The National Guard Bureau chief got a look this week at how the forward operating base concept used for U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world can work for domestic missions, too.

  • Bringing smiles to children

    Dec 5, 2006

    Soldiers say that one of their most enjoyable and rewarding experiences in Iraq is bringing smiles to the local children while on patrol or during humanitarian missions.

  • Millions tune in for Army-Navy game

    Dec 5, 2006

    They might be brothers in arms, but for one weekend a year they're heated competitors in one of the biggest rivalries in college football.

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