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  • 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."

  • Mark Martin Finishes 14th at Darlington

    May 14, 2007

    Mark Martin and the 01 U.S. Army team battled Darlington RacewayAca,!a,,cs 1.366-mile oval with the Car of Tomorrow to land a respectable 14th-place finish in yesterdayAca,!a,,cs rain-delayed Nextel Cup event.

  • Army Spouse Honored at White House

    May 11, 2007

    Cindy Beerky was recognized for her work today by President Bush in a White House ceremony commemorating Military Spouse Day.

  • Spartan Spouses Celebrate Anniversary with Reenlistment

    May 10, 2007

    One couple here celebrated the sixth anniversary of their meeting in a unique way. From a rooftop located on the edge of Kunar Province, Sgt. 1st Class Jamie L. Outland-Brown and Staff Sgt. Darrell P. Brown reenlisted in the Army aEUR| indefinitely.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier Loves Being a Mom, Military Spouse

    May 10, 2007

    Being a parent and taking care of a home can be a challenge for anybody. Add to that being a Soldier and married to a deployed Soldier, however, and you have the makings of a super mom or dad.

  • BSEP Helps Soldiers Advance Careers

    May 10, 2007

    Do you know your score' The answer to that question can be important when referring to your credit, but it is just as important for Soldiers looking to advance their careers.

  • Soldier Succeeds as Lone Woman in Male-dominated Career Field

    May 10, 2007

    Women have been faced with obstacles throughout history and have fought back. They have swum against the current and stood against stereotypes and double standards to emerge as stronger, inspirational individuals.

  • DFAS Adds New Security Measure to 'myPay' System

    May 10, 2007

    Another new security feature has been added to myPay to protect customers' data on the pay account system.

  • Guard Responds to Domestic Crises Nationwide

    May 10, 2007

    The National Guard continues to demonstrate its readiness as it responds to natural disasters from coast to coast.

  • New Medical Recording System Tracks Inpatient Care

    May 10, 2007

    The U.S. Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait will become the first deployed hospital to gain total visibility of inpatient medical procedures completed on the battlefield this month.

  • OIF Vet Escorts Father's Remains Home from Vietnam

    May 9, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Lewis Clark Walton Jr. has completed two combat tours in Iraq. His father, Sgt. 1st Class Lewis Clark Walton Sr., only recently made it home from his second tour in Vietnam.

  • A Mother's Day Deployed

    May 9, 2007

    "I'm going to explain to him that I was out defending our country, and taking care of my family and doing what's right," Spc. Jessica Bailey said. To hear the young mother of one talk about her son, 2-year-old Caleb, her love for him is obvious.

  • Six Arrested for Plotting to Kill Soldiers at Fort Dix

    May 9, 2007

    FBI agents arrested five radical Islamists for allegedly plotting to "kill as many U.S. Soldiers as they could" at Fort Dix, N.J., and a sixth defendant is charged with aiding and abetting members of the domestic terror group, authorities announced yesterday.

  • Case Managers Navigate 'Medical Maze' for Patients

    May 9, 2007

    When servicemembers injured in war first arrive at Brooke Army Medical Center, they not only have to face the daunting task of recovery, but also have to navigate a medical maze of treatment plans, appointments and paperwork.

  • DOD Announces Army Units Up for Next Iraq Troop Rotation

    May 8, 2007

    Defense Department officials today announced the next 10 Army brigade combat teams to deploy to Iraq to replace units currently operating there.

  • Emergency Responders Evaluate Preparedness

    May 8, 2007

    Government agencies and emergency responders who participated in last week's Ardent Sentry-Northern Edge '07 exercise in Providence, R.I., are analyzing data this week to evaluate their response to "Hurricane Yvette," a fictional Catogory-3 hurricane that hit the coast of Rhode Island May 3.

  • Chaplain Finds His Place in America

    May 8, 2007

    When Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel Oh first heard about the Virginia Tech shootings he was disturbed. Then he felt shame to learn that the gunman was Korean.

  • National Guard Responds to Kansas Tornado

    May 8, 2007

    More than 300 members of the Kansas National Guard have been activated in response to a powerful tornado that almost destroyed the town of Greensburg, Kan., May 4.

  • Combat Medics Prove Skills Under Pressure

    May 7, 2007

    Army medics undergo countless hours of training before being certified, but for some healthcare specialists, the real "seal of approval" doesn't come from a certificate on graduation day. It comes from performing their job under the stress of combat.

  • Guard, Reserve Employer-Support Agency Gains New Chief

    May 7, 2007

    Maintaining good communications with civilian employers of National Guardsmen and Reservists is a major component of mission success at the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the agency's new chief said in an interview.

  • Boxing Tournament Brings Together Deployed Soldiers

    May 7, 2007

    After several weeks of preparation, the "Black Jack Boxing Fight Night Tournament" kicked off May 4 with Soldiers from throughout the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Angelle Sampey Beaten in Finals; Teammates Out in First Round

    May 7, 2007

    Army Pro Stock Motorcycle pilot, Angelle Sampey, lost in the finals here yesterday in the O'Reilly Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.

  • Mark Martin Finishes 17th in Richmond

    May 7, 2007

    In perhaps their toughest race, Mark Martin and his Army teammates refused to give up during yesterdayAca,!a,,cs Jim Stewart 400 Nextel Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.

  • PEO Soldier to Unveil New Army Combat Shirt

    May 4, 2007

    The Army Program Executive Office Soldier will soon provide an improved Army combat shirt to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. The flame-resistant long-sleeved shirt, which retains the moisture-wicking capability, breathability, and durability of other components in the ACU, also has many of its other features, including cargo pockets, infrared identification tabs, and hook-and-loop fasteners for the American flag.

  • Defense Secretary Thanks Wounded Warriors for Sacrifice

    May 4, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today thanked dozens of wounded Warriors for their service and sacrifice during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center. The personal visit, "really shows you care," said 1st Lt. James Barclay, a burn patient wounded by an improvised explosive device Aug. 19, 2006, in Afghanistan.

  • Sec. Gates Puts Punch Behind Fixing Wounded Warrior Care

    May 4, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates put teeth into implementing changes in Wounded Warrior care by announcing an oversight committee.

  • Defense Secretary Visits 'Amazing' Army Rehabilitation Center

    May 4, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to meet Wounded Warriors and take a firsthand look at the Center for the Intrepid, the Army's state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center.