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  • She Said Yes!

    Mar 7, 2007

    Spc.(P) Scott Probst, 501st Forward Support Battalion, places an engagement ring on the finger of his fiance, Sgt. Yustina Aguilera, upon his return from Iraq. Probst is one of the many Soldiers returning to Friedberg after a one-year rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Probst and Aguilera meet in Baghdad duriing OIF I. where Probst was a member of the Quick Reaction Force guarding Aguilera's Forward Operating Base.

  • Craddock Discusses Africa, European Command Changes

    Mar 5, 2007

    Establishing U.S. Africa Command will mean big changes to U.S. European Command, the top U.S. military commander in Europe said.

  • Third Army/U.S. Army Central G4 Maintenance NCO

    Mar 5, 2007

    Several U.S. Army Central Soldiers visited a Yemeni depot maintenance shop for an information exchange here Jan. 26-31. Col. William Garner led the U.S. ARCENT team here to address current maintenance and supply procedures, and share in the traditional Yemen culture firsthand.

  • Goals Met / Armed Service Blood Program

    Feb 15, 2007

    Army meets January Recruiting and Retention Goal; Armed Service Blood Program has new website.

  • Soldiers Help to Build Schools in Yemen

    Feb 14, 2007

    Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa are helping to build schools in Yemen.

  • Communicators from 22 Nations Plan Premier Interoperability Workshop

    Feb 14, 2007

    Military communicators from 22 African and European nations are meeting in Praia, Cape Verde to begin planning for the July Africa Endeavor 2007 workshop scheduled in Ditholo, South Africa.

  • Soldiers in Africa Get French Commando Training

    Feb 9, 2007

    Soldiers, Sailors and Marines from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa recently graduated from a grueling five-day French commando's course at the Commando Training Center in Arta, Djibouti.

  • Africa Command Geared Toward Stability

    Feb 8, 2007

    Many of the missions U.S. Africa Command will perform will be non-kinetic, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, said Army Lt. Gen. Walter Sharp, director of the joint staff.

  • Thurman assumes command of V Corps

    Feb 7, 2007

    Lt. Gen. James D. Thurman formally assumed command of V Corps and welcomed the corps headquarters and other corps units home from deployment to Iraq during a ceremony at Campbell Barracks here Feb. 6.

  • Chinook Simulator

    Feb 7, 2007

    Two Chinook Pilots in Germany use a simulator to train for deployment to Iraq. Michelle Michael has the story.

  • Africa Command Will Consolidate U.S. Efforts on Continent

    Feb 7, 2007

    The new U.S. Africa Command, which President Bush announced today, will consolidate U.S. government efforts in Africa and the ability to work with partner nations.

  • Lifting Troops Out of Harm's Way

    Feb 5, 2007

    Bomb blasts are one of the biggest threats to U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq. That threat is putting even more pressure on military pilots who carry Soldiers and supplies by air. Michelle Michael introduces us to two Chinook pilots in Mannheim, Germany, training for combat.

  • Soldiers Test Driving Skills

    Feb 5, 2007

    Visualize several cars and trucks maneuvering around obstacles, slipping and sliding into the barricades of water, and even drifting and spinning out of control, all in the name of safety.

  • Language and Culture Class

    Feb 5, 2007

    Soldiers in Vicenza, Italy attend a new video game language class to prepare for an upcoming deployment. Navy Journalist Joe Ebalo has more.

  • Youths Treated to 'Seussical' Performance

    Feb 5, 2007

    German businessman Wilfried Kastening was able to repay a Soldier's kind gesture, 62 years prior, by He inviting 50 American children from the U.S. Army Garrisons Wiesbaden and Darmstadt to the Theatre Unlimited Performing Company's premiere of "Seussical the Musical" Jan. 20 at the English Theatre in Frankfurt.

  • USAREUR announces command's best military journalists, broadcasters

    Feb 2, 2007

    U.S. Army, Europe selected its best military and civilian journalists and broadcasters from nearly 100 entries during the 2006 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware journalism competition.

  • Painting a Story

    Jan 30, 2007

    Seeing war through the eyes of a Soldier. SPC Richard Fink introduces us to a man in Hanau, Germany, who is putting his thoughts on canvas.

  • Being Mindful of Mines

    Jan 30, 2007

    Explosive ordinance disposal troops teach children in Kosovo a valuable life-saving lesson about unexploded mines, as many still litter the countryside in that part of the world. SPC Victor Gardner has the story.

  • Javelin Live Fire

    Jan 17, 2007

    When paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team need to knock out armored vehicles they rely on the Javelin.

  • Hawaii-trained Guam National Guard trains Ethiopian army

    Jan 12, 2007

    The Ethiopian army trainees crept slowly through the thorn-studded East African brush, clutching well-worn Kalashnikov rifles. Somewhere in this rocky landscape a simulated ambush awaited them.

  • Medics Compete for Coveted Badge

    Dec 29, 2006

    SPC Dan Dooley gives us an inside look from Schweinfurt, Germany at some of the best medical training a Soldier can receive.

  • 16th CSB Troops Come Home

    Dec 29, 2006

    Not even cold wet weather could stop the 16th Corps Support Battalion from having a good time after their return home. SPC Richard Fink has more from Hanau, Germany.

  • Losing your Identity

    Dec 29, 2006

    A military ID card is an invaluable asset to someone trying to steal your identity, or gain access to military installations. Tony McKinney learned about a startling number of lost ID cards in Vilseck, Germany and asked, "Where's your ID card'"

  • Family Issues

    Dec 28, 2006

    Imagine issuing equipment everyday to Soldiers heading down range. Now imagine being the father of one of those Soldiers receiving equipment. SPC Daniel Dooley brings you this story about a father and son, both Soldiers, in Wuerzburg, Germany.

  • Transformation in K-Town

    Dec 28, 2006

    "Transformation" is the Army's catch phrase for unit relocation and restructuring across Europe. And while many changes are slated in the coming year, many are already underway. Brannon Lamar has more from Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Duty in Djibouti

    Dec 28, 2006

    Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force aEUR" Horn of Africa, based in Djibouti, are doing a lot of training in that country and also are finding time to interact with the locals and have some fun.

  • More V Corps Soldiers Return Home

    Dec 27, 2006

    The wait is finally over for some V Corps Soldiers. After serving in Iraq, these men and women are back from battle and ready to reunite with friends and family. Dominic Jackson has more from Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Side by Side in the Fight

    Dec 27, 2006

    When troops go into combat, they rarely go in alone. Our allies fight side by side with American troops to help complete the mission. SSgt Ryan McKee takes us to Belgium where international forces are building up their confidence to make sure the mission gets done.

  • All Things Equal

    Dec 26, 2006

    An equal opportunity advisor checks to make sure a commander's policy of fair treatment is known throughout the military. Ken James takes us into the office of an outstanding Soldier in Wiesbaden, Germany who's being recognized for making all things equal.

  • Preparing to go Downrange

    Dec 26, 2006

    US forces are facing difficult and dangerous tasks downrange. To prepare for the environment, troops are training hard. SGT Kyle Pflieger has more from Camp Darby, Italy.

  • Strykers shift to high gear in Grafenwoehr

    Dec 26, 2006

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany aEUR" Mud, rain and cold challenge every Soldier who trains here. But as troops from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck challenged themselves, moving from individual to platoon-level live fire training, they proved that U.S. Army, Europe's newest has what it takes to overcome anything "the Box" at the Joint Multinational Training Command can bring.

  • Baumholder Welcomes Home Troops

    Dec 21, 2006

    PFC Shawnon Lott has more on a Homecoming celebration underway for soldiers in Baumholder, Germany.

  • Home in Time for the Holidays

    Dec 21, 2006

    V Corps Artillery Soldiers are back from Iraq just in time for the holidays. Daniel Day has details on all the preparations that go into planning for a homecoming.

  • A Christmas Story

    Dec 21, 2006

    The touching story of a one-legged man whose own light shines bright this holiday season.

  • A Final Wish Granted

    Dec 21, 2006

    An Army spouse fulfills her husband's last wish for US Citizenship.

  • Goodwill mission

    Dec 20, 2006

    Spc. Danielle Deal, from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, visits a student in a Djibouti school after handing out school supplies to the children.

  • Army chefs hone skills at Europe-wide workshop

    Dec 19, 2006

    Cooks from throughout U.S. Army Europe left Hanau Dec. 15 inspired to enhance the quality of culinary fare at dining facilities throughout the theater.

  • 173rd Concludes E.I.B. Testing

    Dec 19, 2006

    Almost 800 troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and Southern European Task Force recently tested for the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge, or E.I.B. Petty Officer JT Bolestridge joins us from Italy and has more on how the testing went.

  • Heidelberg dentists, staff in-process V Corps Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2006

    When dentists and clinicians here in-processed more than 200 Victory Corps Soldiers who just returned home from a year in Iraq, they made sure they got the word out aEUR" providing follow-on care to returning Soldiers will mean family member appointments will be in short supply for a while.

  • Peacekeeping mission

    Dec 15, 2006

    Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers in a Black Hawk helicopter from the 147th Aviation Battalion participate in an exercise near Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Infantrymen Eye the Prize

    Dec 15, 2006

    This week, Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and Southern European Task Force are testing for their Expert Infantryman Badge, or E.I.B. Petty Officer JT Bolestridge reports from the test site in Vicenza, Italy.

  • 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.

  • Flag of his father, Soldier's family heirloom adding mileage, memories

    Dec 13, 2006

    "This flag has seen a lot of miles," remarked Sgt. Ronald Clary, Jr., as he looks up at an American flag streaming in the wind over the headquarters compound of the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment here.

  • 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.

  • 16th CSG Welcome Home ceremony

    Dec 11, 2006

    The Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 16th Corp Support Group, a 3rd Corp Support Command unit, returned to Hutier Kaserne in Hanau Sept. 24 and 25 after a yearlong deployment in Iraq.

  • 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.

  • Sky Soldier represents U.S. forces at NATO summit

    Dec 7, 2006

    The 26 NATO member nations recently gathered in Riga, Latvia, for a heads of state and government summit. At the beginning of the Nov. 29 formal session, participants honored attending veterans of alliance operations, including one U.S. Army, Europe Soldier.

  • On duty in Africa

    Dec 4, 2006

    Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force aEUR" Horn of Africa provide medical care, humanitarian assistance and military training to a number of African countries, including those outside the Horn of Africa region.

  • Staying combat ready

    Nov 29, 2006

    Between combat deployments, Soldiers stationed worldwide fine-tune their warrior skills and study lessons learned on the battlefield.

  • Secretary of Army visits 173rd Soldiers, Vicenza

    Nov 28, 2006

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Francis Harvey, meets with senior non-commissioned officers of the Southern European Task Forces and the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team during his visit to Caserma Ederle Nov. 20.

  • USAREUR Chaplain addresses K-town's Thanksgiving event

    Nov 28, 2006

    Chaplain (Col.) Donald Rutherford, USAREUR and 7th Army command chaplain, shared personal experiences and related how Thanksgiving is especially meaningful for military members and their families Nov. 21 at the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Community Thanksgiving Prayer Luncheon at the Armstrong Community Club on Vogelweh Housing in Kaiserslautern.

  • Schutzenschnur exemplifies U.S.-German partnership

    Nov 28, 2006

    In the spirit of marksmanship training and partnership, the German army Noncommissioned Officer's Academy in Weiden hosted U.S. Army, Europe Soldiers in a Schutzenschnur shooting competition Nov. 16.

  • Wiesbaden community welcomes home 7 units

    Nov 28, 2006

    The 3rd Corps Support Command hosted a Welcome Home Ceremony 11 a.m., Nov. 17, for Wiesbaden community Soldiers who recently redeployed from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brig. Gen. Michael Lally, commanding general, 3rd COSCOM, spoke at the event honoring more than 600 Soldiers and civilians from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd COSCOM; Special Troops Battalion; 19th Support Center; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Transportation Battalion (MC); 626th Movement Control Team; Bravo Detachment, 55th Personnel Services Battalion and 1st Tactical Unmanned Ariel Vehicle Platoon, Charlie Company, 501st Military Intelligence Battalion.

  • Realistic Exercise

    Nov 28, 2006

    Firefighters from the 435th Civil Engineering Squadron remove Sgt. Joshua Montabano, 15th Transportation Detachment, from the scene of a simulated explosion during an accident response exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany.

  • Traveling Infantry BNCOC

    Nov 28, 2006

  • Horn of Africa Mission

    Nov 20, 2006

    Sgt. Patrick Flores, from 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment (Light), Guam Army National Guard, instructs Ethiopian National Defense Force soldiers on proper fire, maneuver and squad tactics in Bilate, Ethiopia.

  • Letters to Vets

    Nov 14, 2006

  • Legislative liaison visits USAREUR

    Nov 9, 2006

    During a Nov. 6 visit here, the Army's chief legislative liaison discussed issues that U.S. Army Europe and the Army itself Aca,!" transforming and at war Aca,!" have brought before Congress.

  • Soldiers take it on the chin for Hispanic Heritage Month

    Nov 6, 2006

    12 Soldiers from all across Germany traded blows and even knocked each other unconscious, yet not a single Article 15 was issued. No, the Army has not gone soft on punishment, this was boxing. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Wiesbaden Fitness Center hosted an amateur boxing match Oct. 20.

  • USAREUR Soldiers Participate in Polish Pilgrimage

    Nov 2, 2006

    Some US Soldiers in Europe joined thousands of their Polish and other European counterparts to pay tribute to the legendary protector of Poland. USAREURs Richard Bumgardner has more on the Soldiers experience during the annual 10-day pilgrimage to honor the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

  • Sudan Soldier at BCT - The Army Today 11-1-06

    Nov 2, 2006

    A Soldier who grew up in Sudan and is now at Basic Combat Training says he joined the US Army out of gratitude to America for saving his life. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Guard chief stresses importance of Ohio-Serbian alliance

    Oct 31, 2006

    LTG H Steven Blum and U.S. and Serbian officials embraced and promoted a new National Guard State Partnership Program between Serbia and the state of Ohio.

  • 173rd paratroopers jump en masse

    Oct 31, 2006

    As eight C-130 Hercules transports slowed to 130 knots at just 800 feet above the ground, more than 700 U.S. and German paratroopers jumped from the aircraft, living up to the embroidered wings on their uniform sleeves.

  • First Reserve Army Liaison Team stands up

    Oct 25, 2006

    As the U.S. Army restructures its force, the 7th Army Reserve Command transitions, along with the Active Component, by establishing the first Army Reserve Army Liaison Team (ALT).

  • USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. pushes NCO development, growth in coalition militaries who are in the GWOT

    Oct 25, 2006

    U.S. Army, Europe's command sergeant major says he is a man on a mission: promoting the growth of a professional noncommissioned officer corps in the militaries of coalition nations.

  • Army's last MASH becomes a CSH

    Oct 18, 2006

    Ending its almost eight-year run as the last of its kind, the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital became the 212th Combat Support Hospital Oct. 16 on Miesau Army Depot in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Camaraderie in combat: 1st Brigade always Ready

    Oct 4, 2006

    The Department of Defense has recently directed Soldiers of the 1st Armored DivisionAca,!a,,cs 1st Brigade Combat Team to extend their year-long rotation in Iraq. The brigade was slated to return home in January, but a recent decision was made for troops to stay for approximately six more weeks.

  • Army widow christens Navy ship, 'Freedom'

    Sep 26, 2006

    The Navy christened and launched the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS-1), at the Marinette Marine shipyard Sept. 24.

  • Water Training

    Sep 25, 2006

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Powell (right) uses the pants of his battle dress uniform as a flotation device during 2nd Brigade Combat Team water survival training at Waimea Bay, Hawaii. This photo appeared on

  • 2006 Game Plan

    Sep 25, 2006

    The 2006 Game Plan describes the strategic challenges we face as we seek to accelerate the momentum we have established to transform our Army. The Game Plan reinforces the centrality, importance, and intent of the Army Campaign Plan. The Campaign Plan is the authoritative document governing the execution of the four overarching, interrelated strategies contained within The Army Plan, which are summarized in the 2006 Army Posture Statement.

  • Army Campaign Plan

    Sep 25, 2006

    The Army Campaign Plan provides direction for detailed planning, preparation and execution of the full range of tasks necessary to provide relevant and ready landpower to the Nation while maintaining the quality of the all-volunteer force. The Army is pursuing the most comprehensive transformation of its forces since the early years of World War II, but the Soldier remains the centerpiece of our combat systems and formations. Support for Soldiers, civilians and their families is a critical part of the Army's ability to defend our Nation.

  • Schumacher loses in semis, closes gap to leader

    Sep 25, 2006

    U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, moved closer to the Top Fuel world championship title in the semifinals of the O'Reilly Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, Sept. 24.

  • Army Establishes New Corps for Civilians

    Sep 19, 2006

    As the nation prepares to observe 230 years of independence on July 4, America's Army civilians celebrate the establishment of the new Army Civilian Corps.

  • Fostering Cooperation in Latin America

    Sep 19, 2006

    GUATEMALA experienced civil war for decades until 1996, and because of atrocities its military once committed against its own people it suffered U.S. sanctions that affected the education, training and financing of its military, said COL Linda Gould, commander of U.S. Military Group, Guatemala.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade becomes a brigade combat team

    Sep 18, 2006

    As part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs continuing transformation efforts, the 173rd Airborne Brigade of Vicenza, Italy, became the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Sept. 15 in a ceremony at Warner Barracks.

  • Stryker unit now calls Germany 'home'

    Sep 18, 2006

    Another piece of U.S. Army, EuropeAca,!a,,cs ongoing transformation fell into place Sept. 15 during ceremonies welcoming USAREURAca,!a,,cs newest warriors, the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

  • Heidelberg Middle School principal selected as 2007 National Principal of the Year

    Sep 17, 2006

    Dr. Ellen Minette, Principal of Heidelberg Middle School in Heidelberg, Germany, has been selected as the 2007 National Principal of the Year for Middle School. The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company announced the selection Sept. 11.

  • 3rd COSCOM host Gen. Abizaid at LSA Anaconda

    Sep 17, 2006

  • Range sustainment pros rake in three of five awards

    Sep 17, 2006

    The United States Army Europe's Sustainable Range Program took three out of five awards for informative materials at the Integrated Training Area Management Conference, held Aug. 6-11 in Manhattan, Kan.

  • Conference addresses misperceptions of sexual assaults

    Sep 17, 2006

    Given the rising number of sexual assaults in the armed forces, the U.S. military is aiming to do what the rest of American society has yet to accomplish Aca,!" changing peopleAca,!a,,cs perception of sexual assault.

  • Sanchez relinquishes command of V Corps

    Sep 17, 2006

    Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez relinquished command of V Corps during ceremonies held here at Campbell Barracks, held Sept. 6.

  • Returning Soldier says 'Thank you'

    Sep 17, 2006

    Cpt. Dennis Skelton took a rocket-propelled grenade to the chest during the second battle in Fallujah. On Sept. 8 he returned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to thank the hospital staff for helping him recover from major injuries.

  • Army's dental residency ends in Germany

    Sep 17, 2006

    The October graduation ceremony for four active-duty dentists assigned here as part of the Army's Advanced Program in General Dentistry-One Year will be the last in Germany.

  • U.S. military medical team provides valuable care in Kenya

    Sep 17, 2006

    This story begins with the E Company/96th Civil Affairs Civic Action Team* at the base of an isolated livestock watering hole in the Northern Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The heat of the day was starting to make an appearance rapidly through the dry dust kicked up by the arrival of our vehicle convoy. In what looked like the middle of a lunar landscape (no cellular phone coverage here, folks), a livestock watering hole sprouted, protected by a berm and formidable cactus bushes.

  • 20 service members become U.S. citizens in Djibouti, Africa.

    Sep 17, 2006

    Nineteen U.S. Marines and one U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Camp Lemonier, Djibouti became United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony held here today. Ms. Linda Dougherty, the officer in charge of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, presided over the event which drew a crowd of approximately 100 military members and civilians.

  • Every village shall have a health centre

    Sep 17, 2006

    The Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Professor David Mwakyusa has said his ministry is set to implement a health policy, which provides that every village shall have a health centre.

  • Marine company completes projects, tour in Horn of Africa

    Sep 17, 2006

    Members of the U.S. Marine CorpsAca,!a,,c 4th Provisional Security Company culminated a series of projects here recently by giving out donated school supplies at an elementary school in downtown Djibouti.

  • Combat Camera builds partnership with Yemen Coast Guard

    Sep 17, 2006

    Recently three Combat Camera service members from the Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa paid a visit to the capital of Yemen to teach 13 Yemeni Coast Guardsmen the basics of their work.

  • New health center in Tanzania dedicated, ready for equipment

    Sep 17, 2006

    Senior officials from the Bagamoyo District, Tanzanian PeoplesAca,!a,,c Defense Forces (TPDF), the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam and Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) dedicated the newly constructed Msata Health Center here Tuesday.

  • Clinical pharmacology: A Challenging Career Field for Army Docs

    Sep 17, 2006

    A lab scientist doing clinical pharmacology work was the last thing COL Colin Ohrt wanted to be when he was in his second year of studying new antimalarial drugs in rural Thailand and Indonesia.

  • Soldiers Quit Smoking While Deployed

    Sep 17, 2006

    Quitting smoking was the last thing MSG David Dulen expected to do when he deployed to Iraq in September. The pack-a-day smoker for more than 20 years had considered quitting many times, but his "smoke 'em if you got 'em" habit endured. But then his wife quit last year

  • Soldiers participate in safe driving training video

    Sep 17, 2006

    It was, Aca,!A"lights, camera, action,Aca,!' for several Fort Rucker servicemembers Sept. 11-15 when the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center and Firehouse Pictures shot a training video for two new Army Traffic Safety Training Program courses.

  • Army Reserve Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands Stand-up

    Sep 16, 2006

    On September 16th the U.S. Army Reserve will stand-up four new commands, Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands (RRSC's), continuing a transformation plan that was announced in September 2005.

  • Army surgeon makes history with corneal transplant

    Sep 16, 2006

    Ophthalmologist Dr. (Maj.) Buck Rogers made history Aug. 21 when he performed the first corneal transplant in Afghanistan on an Afghan soldier at the 14th Combat Support Hospital on Bagram Airfield.

  • Good Morning America welcomes Soldiers home

    Sep 14, 2006

    After more than a year in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Peter Moran was ready to get back to his family and friends. Little did he know his return festivities would include Christina Aguilera and the Good Morning America crew.

  • Combat medics help bolster Benin's medical system

    Sep 12, 2006

    When U.S. Soldiers conduct small-unit operations against hostile forces, combat lifesavers fill a critical role in keeping severely wounded comrades alive on the battlefield. ItAca,!a,,cs one Soldier taking care of another.

  • Thousands converge on National Mall for America Supports You Freedom Walk

    Sep 11, 2006

    They represented a cross-section of America's thousands of men, women and children of all ages, races and backgrounds from every corner of the country and came together yesterday during the second annual America Supports You Freedom Walk here to pay tribute to those killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Old Glory

    Sep 10, 2006

    Old Glory is retired from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History by the Army Old Guard Aug. 7, 2006. It will never be flown again. On Sept. 12, 2001, a day after the terrorist attacks, this flag was draped over the side of the Pentagon, where it remained for a month before it went to the museum. This photo appeared on


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