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  • Medal of Honor recipient recounts heroic actions in Afghanistan

    Aug 1, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry remembers his son, Austin, telling him he's thinking about going to West Point or the Air Force Academy after high school. But the 17-year-old grew a little apprehensive after seeing his father become only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the war on terror during a July 12, 2011 ceremony at the White House.

  • DoE, Army alliance underlines achieving energy security

    Aug 1, 2011

    As the price of oil continues to fluctuate and the nation searches for fuel-efficiency and an energy future independent of foreign oil, the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of the Army are collaborating to address this pressing national security issue.

  • Army rifle shooters on target at 50th Interservice Championship

    Aug 1, 2011

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle platoon dominated their fellow servicemembers at the 50th Interservice Rifle Championships, July 17-26, 2011, proving once again that the premier marksmen in the military serve in the Army.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.

  • August brings Army's second anti-terrorism awareness month

    Jul 29, 2011

    August is the 2nd annual Anti-terrorism Awareness Month -- an Army sponsored program designed to enhance awareness to prevent and protect people and information from terrorism.

  • Fort Bragg decontamination company prepares for domestic disasters

    Jul 29, 2011

    The 101st Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Company must not only be ready for events that may occur in foreign lands, but they must be equally ready to handle domestic disasters. The simulated mobile mass casualty decontamination validation course was held July 20, 2011, and designed to test Soldiers' readiness to deal with such disasters on American soil.

  • Paratroopers win FORSCOM Best Warrior competition

    Jul 29, 2011

    Two XVIII Airborne Corps troops, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Castillo and Pfc. Thomas Hauser, snagged top honors at the 2011 Forces Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition held at Fort Hood, Texas, July 25-28, 2011.

  • Medevac system takes Soldiers from battlefield to hospitals

    Jul 28, 2011

    Soldiers that are wounded or become ill down range are brought back to Fort Hood, Texas, on a medical evacuation aircraft resembling a flying emergency room staffed with experienced medical personnel who keep constant watch over their health needs, delivering them to the caring greeters at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

  • Army Profession of Arms campaign looks to future

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Profession of Arms Campaign helps take a look at how the past decade of war has impacted the military and civilian workforce.

  • ASAP, Army to hire 130 substance-abuse counselors

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Army needs to fill 130 substance-abuse counselor positions as soon as possible -- or at least by Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Chaplain Corps turns 236 with new strength

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Army Chaplain Corps is marking its 236th anniversary July 29 with a new chief, peak numbers and unprecedented diversity.

  • Dempsey to SASC: Joint force must be versatile, affordable

    Jul 27, 2011

    Work ahead for the U.S. military includes completing current conflicts and preparing for an uncertain future, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

  • DoD and DOE to strengthen interagency partnership for Energy Security

    Jul 27, 2011

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces the DoD-DOE partnership during the Army -- Air Force Energy Forum in Arlington, Va.

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center cases colors

    Jul 27, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh addressed an audience of more than 1,000 who turned out July 27, 2011, to witness the closing and casing of the colors of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Slideshow: Colors cased at Walter Reed

    Jul 27, 2011

    An audience of more than 1,000 came to witness the casing of the colors of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • France bestows high honors on National Guard, active-duty Green Berets

    Jul 26, 2011

    One active-duty and five National Guard Special Forces Soldiers were honored with the Croix de la Valeur Militaire in a private ceremony at the French ambassador's residence attended by senior leaders.

  • Detective warns of new designer drug

    Jul 26, 2011

    Bath Salts are the new "designer drug" becoming increasingly popular on the streets and Army law enforcement warns that they're dangerous.

  • Golden Knights lead Team USA at CISM Military World Games

    Jul 26, 2011

    The U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team won four medals, including gold in the coveted women's overall country competition, to lead Team USA athletes at the 5th CISM Military World Games.

  • III Corps defends combatives team title, wins in landslide

    Jul 24, 2011

    The III Corps combatives team defended its 2010 title here, landing as the top team of the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship by nearly 100 points while playing host to the tournament finale July 23, 2011.

  • Army Values serve as the driving-force for Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry

    Jul 22, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry vows to continue to help fellow Soldiers and to remember the fallen.

  • Army to implement 63 Decker-Wagner acquisition recommendations

    Jul 22, 2011

    The Army will implement 63 of the recommendations put forth in the final report of an Army acquisition review that was charted by the service's secretary.

  • Rutherford assumes role as chief of Army chaplains

    Jul 22, 2011

    Just minutes after being promoted to major general, the Army's 23rd deputy chief of chaplains was sworn in as the 23rd chief of chaplains in a ceremony at Memorial Chapel aboard Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal certified by President Obama

    Jul 22, 2011

    Based on recommendations from military leaders, President Barack Obama has certified to Congress that the U.S. armed forces are prepared for repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

  • Growing population of homeless women veterans gain new resource

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor reports Women veterans are four times more likely to be homeless than civilian women. They are also four times more likely to be homeless than male veterans. There were more than 10,220 female veterans in shelters between October 2008 and September 2009.

  • BRAC will help Army save energy

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Base Realignment and Closure process will help the Army conserve energy, said Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability.

  • Soldiers gather from around globe to battle for All-Army combatives title

    Jul 21, 2011

    Soldiers from around the globe swarmed to Central Texas to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, at Fort Hood, Texas, July 21, 2011.

  • Shinseki: VA task force improves care of women vets

    Jul 20, 2011

    The newly formed VA Task Force on Women Veterans will go a long way in addressing key benefits gaps to female veterans, according to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Chiarelli: 'Without energy, Army stands still and silent'

    Jul 20, 2011

    The second day of the first joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum became standing room only as they waited for leaders from the military and government to enter.

  • All-Army Combatives hit Fort Hood

    Jul 20, 2011

    Sixty-five teams from around the world have sent more than 400 fighters to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship starting July 21, 2011, in Fort Hood's Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

  • Symposium discusses ways to improve warrior care

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Army Wounded Warrior Program's 7th Annual Symposium is holding a week of focused discussions that will identify the most important transition and care issues facing Soldiers and their families.

  • Pele lights torch for opening of CISM World Games

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Counseil International du Sport Militaire borrowed a page from the International Olympic Committee to stage the Opening Ceremony of the 5th Military World Games July 16, 2011, at Olympic Stadium.

  • New Jersey base realizes joint benefits

    Jul 18, 2011

    With two months left for the Defense Department to comply with the 2005 base realignment and closure plan, a related initiative -- joint basing -- already is paying off through closer interservice collaboration and the promise of future cost savings, officials here reported.

  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Jul 18, 2011

    The Army is building the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Innovation Asset, a recruiting effort designed to attract and engage aspiring young scientists, officials announced July 18, 2011.

  • Newman drives Army Chevy to first win

    Jul 18, 2011

    As Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race was winding down at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman performed a delicate balancing act in his No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet for a win.

  • Soldiers may soon have lighter machine gun

    Jul 15, 2011

    Soldiers may soon see a reduction in the weight of the Squad Automatic Weapon and small-arms ammunition with a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.

  • Medal of Honor recipient joins fellow heroes in ‘Hall’

    Jul 14, 2011

    The second living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon today.

  • Services deliver ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal input

    Jul 14, 2011

    All of the services and combatant commands have provided their input to the Defense Department in advance of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bans gays from serving openly in the military, a Pentagon spokesman said here today.

  • TF Spartan surgeon develops prosthetic leg for Afghan IED victims

    Jul 14, 2011

    Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers exchange students, culture

    Jul 14, 2011

    Several active and retired Soldiers from the 99th RSC and other Army Reserve units are giving young adults from around the world the opportunity to live in and learn about the United States through a student-exchange program.

  • 3-time Fort Hood Champion to fight for III Corps

    Jul 12, 2011

    For a Soldier who had grown up wrestling in Pennsylvania and had been introduced to boxing after joining the Army, combining the two in the form of mixed martial arts and combatives seemed like a natural fit.

  • Petry awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 12, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a historic ceremony in the east room of the White House today.

  • White House policy changes on condolence letters for suicide victims

    Jul 8, 2011

    Army leaders see the White House decision to send letters of condolence to families of Soldiers who die of suicide as a step toward eliminating stigma.

  • Videos provide a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Benning's Infantry One Station Unit Training program

    Jul 7, 2011

    In an effort to provide potential prospects, new Army recruits and their supporters with a comprehensive look at Fort Benning’s Infantry One Station Unit Training program, U.S. Army Accessions Command recently published five brief video segments showcasing a range of activities, including the Confidence Course, the Gas Chamber, the Turning Blue ceremony and OSUT graduation.

  • Spouse employment program expands to all services

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Army Spouse Employment Partnership was expanded last week by the Department of Defense and opened its resources to all military services and the U.S. Coast Guard, and to both active and reserve components.

  • Army's iWATCH video wins 2 Telly Awards

    Jul 5, 2011

    A public service announcement for the Army's iWATCH program won two Telly Awards June 13.

  • Career opportunities expand for military spouses

    Jun 30, 2011

    In an effort to address military spouses’ employment challenges, the Defense Department today launched a program to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table.

  • New sexual assault, harassment program emerging

    Jun 29, 2011

    The Army is taking a stand against sexual harassment and assault with the implementation of a new program.

  • FBI joins Army CID to investigate Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI are now looking into possible wrongdoing involving past burials and contracts at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • CAB Soldiers assault through air assault course

    Jun 28, 2011

    Soldiers from all over the Pacific region were able to attend the air assault course at the East Range Training Complex on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, taught by a Mobile Training Team from Fort Benning, Ga.

  • USO breaks ground on wounded warrior, family center

    Jun 27, 2011

    Today, a groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the first stateside USO center that will provide non-critical care and support for the wounded, injured and ill, as well as their families and caregivers as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care.

  • Army medicine officials seek to evolve warrior care

    Jun 24, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Army surgeon general and U.S. Army Medical Command commander, hosted an Integrative Medicine Meeting where senior medical and non-medical Department of Defense leaders from across the services convened to review alternative medical practices to enhance the quality of care servicemembers and other military medicine beneficiaries receive in future.

  • SMA talks sexual assault, downsizing in Iraq

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Army's senior most enlisted Soldier visited troops here, June 24, to discuss the future of the Army as well as ongoing changes that many Soldiers may face.

  • Secretary of the Army discusses efficiencies at Army’s largest command

    Jun 23, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s new home, June 23, 2011.

  • Sharp says alliance ready to counter provocations

    Jun 22, 2011

    During an address to the Association of the Republic of Korea Army at Koreana Hotel here June 20, 2011, the top U.S. military commander in Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance is ready to counter any provocations against South Korea.

  • National History Day participants lay wreath in Arlington

    Jun 21, 2011

    Students participating in National History Day laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery to honor Soldiers from D-Day and other fallen servicemembers.

  • Army approves site for National Museum

    Jun 17, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has approved a site on the North Post of Fort Belvoir, Va., for construction of the National Museum of the U.S. Army, scheduled to open in June 2015. The secretary signed the decision memo last week.

  • Gates, Mullen protect family programs from budget cuts

    Jun 16, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the service chiefs to “fence” two areas in the budget options the military is contemplating: training and family programs.

  • III Corps Combatives gears up for tournament

    Jun 16, 2011

    The III Corps Combatives team received help from the outside June 10, 2011, as experienced mixed martial artists Timothy Kennedy and Jason Norwood stopped by the Fort Hood fight house to help them train for the All-Army Combatives Tournament at the end of July.

  • Army boxers brace for U.S. Nationals, Olympic Team Trials

    Jun 16, 2011

    Reigning light-heavyweight national champion Spc. Jeffrey Spencer will lead several Soldiers into the 2011 U.S. National Boxing Championships June 20 through 25, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army promotes missing-captured Soldier to sergeant

    Jun 16, 2011

    The Army announced today that it has promoted a Soldier listed as Missing-Captured on June 30, 2009, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, to the rank of sergeant.

  • Stop Loss Special Pay Program continues to accept claims

    Jun 15, 2011

    Army officials are hoping remaining candidates for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay take action and apply. The Army estimates a total of 120,000 Soldiers, veterans and beneficiaries may be eligible for the pay.

  • Army's new school system ensures Soldiers live, fight, learn together

    Jun 15, 2011

    The new "One Army School System," made up of active and reserve component schools will take the teachers to the students when and where they need the training -- rather than when the Army can give it.

  • Exercise tests plan for upcoming Walter Reed patient relocation

    Jun 14, 2011

    The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center conducted an inpatient movement rehearsal exercise June 12, 2011, to test all aspects of the inpatient move that is scheduled to occur in August.

  • Nation's capital celebrates Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    Four months older than the Navy, five months older than the Marine Corps, the nation's oldest military branch began its 236th birthday celebration with senior Army leaders presenting a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Gates: Innovation, flexibility core of Army success

    Jun 14, 2011

    Innovation, dynamism and flexibility must remain the hallmarks of the U.S. Army, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.

  • Military spouses get help with professional licenses

    Jun 13, 2011

    A Defense Department organization is making it easier for military spouses to maintain professional licenses as they move from state to state.

  • Panetta vows to put national security, troops first

    Jun 10, 2011

    Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that if he’s confirmed as the next defense secretary, his first and foremost mission will be to protect the United States and ensure it has the “best-trained, the best-equipped and the strongest military in the world” to provide that defense.

  • Advancements made at Arlington cemetery in wake of investigation

    Jun 10, 2011

    Just one year after an investigation directed by Secretary of the Army John McHugh reported breakdowns in accountability and record-keeping at Arlington National Cemetery, the new management team there has released a list of achievements that have strengthened the cemetery's management and oversight.

  • Teammates recount Medal of Honor nominee's courageous actions

    Jun 10, 2011

    Three teammates of Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry recently discussed the event that took place May 26, 2008, which landed the noncommissioned officer a nomination to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Airlines revise policies for troops’ checked baggage

    Jun 9, 2011

    Military members traveling on orders on several major U.S. air carriers can check four, and in some cases five, bags without charge based on new policies the airlines instituted in recent days.

  • Officials seek input to modernize DoD schools

    Jun 8, 2011

    Officials in charge of the Defense Department’s school system for military children are seeking input from parents, students and teachers in creating a 21st century learning environment by 2016.

  • USACE motorcyclists test new USAREUR training simulator

    Jun 7, 2011

    After the long winter with little to no riding, motorcyclists find their skills are a little rusty. The Wiesbaden Safety Office offers a course for novice and experienced riders alike. A state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator allows students to climb on board a motorcycle without the risk of injury while brushing up on their safety skills.

  • Paratroopers commemorate D-Day anniversary

    Jun 7, 2011

    About 300 U.S. Soldiers, most of them combat veterans themselves, joined their British, French and German counterparts in Normandy, France, to honor the sacrifices of World War II veterans who conducted the D-Day invasion 67 years ago today.

  • Secretary of the Army kicks off Pacific Army tour in Hawaii

    Jun 7, 2011

    Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh thinks the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility, the fifth largest area of the world, is important to the U.S. Army, despite the fact that much of it is ocean.

  • Gates thanks troops for Afghan service

    Jun 6, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, paying his final visit to Afghanistan before his June 30, 2011, retirement, told troops on the front lines today that it’s tough for him to say goodbye.

  • Army MWR integrated into Installation Management Command

    Jun 6, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the Installation Management Command, presided over a ceremony marking the integration of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command into the Installation Management Command.

  • Army, foundation honor Secretary of State Clinton for selfless service

    Jun 3, 2011

    Hillary Rodham Clinton was honored June 2, 2011, at the National Building Museum with the 2011 George C. Marshall Foundation Award for a career of distinguished public service.

  • Labor Department grants to provide veterans job training

    Jun 2, 2011

    As part of an interagency effort to support America’s veterans, the Labor Department today announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21,000 veterans, many of them homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Green project has bright future

    Jun 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and partnering agencies use their successful, large green project in Alexandria, Va., to educate youth about energy efficiency.

  • Plans underway for fort to reach 'Net Zero' waste by 2020

    May 31, 2011

    In late April, the Army announced the installations selected to take part in the energy-conserving “Net Zero” pilot program, pledging to only use as much energy as they create by 2020. Fort Hood, Texas, was one of six installations selected by the Army for the Net Zero-Waste program.

  • Foundation honors MOH recipient with scholarship

    May 31, 2011

    Capping its 23rd Annual National Education and Leadership Awards Gala May 25, 2011, the Sons of Italy Foundation paid tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta when Gen. Raymond T. Odierno threw a salute and presented him with a $10,000 SIF scholarship.

  • Thunder rolls in waves across nation's capitol

    May 31, 2011

    Rolling Thunder brought over 400,000 members and non-members on motorcycles to celebrate their Ride for Freedom, May 29, 2011.

  • Army supports student launch program

    May 31, 2011

    White Sands Missile Range in cooperation with state and private agencies supported the launch of a scientific rocket containing student experiments from nearby middle schools, high schools and universities.

  • General, Sheila Casey honored for service to Army families

    May 31, 2011

    Retired Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. and his wife, Sheila Casey, were recently honored by the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command for their contributions to Army families.

  • Obama taps Dempsey, Winnefeld as chairman, vice chairman

    May 30, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced his choice of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman and Navy Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr. as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a Rose Garden ceremony today.

  • U.S. Army builds on 'Army Strong' campaign with new advertising

    May 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army is introducing its latest extension of "Army Strong" through its newest advertising campaign, "Symbol of Strength."

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 23, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Army swimmers win 15 medals at Warrior Games

    May 23, 2011

    The swimming finals at the 2011 Warrior Games Friday brought the Army 15 medals, including several gold.

  • Paratroopers remember fallen heroes during All-American memorial ceremony

    May 23, 2011

    Past and present paratroopers, with the 82nd Airborne Division, honored fallen paratroopers and their families during a memorial ceremony outside of the 82nd Airborne Division Museum at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Mullen: New Army officers should be Soldiers, statesmen

    May 23, 2011

    The newly commissioned officers of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2011 should strive to be Soldiers as well as statesmen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the academy's commencement here, today.

  • Odierno marks 100th anniversary of field artillery

    May 20, 2011

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, the commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, returned to Fort Sill, Okla., May 19, 2011, as keynote speaker for the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance realigned with Comprehensive Soldier Fitness on JBLM

    May 19, 2011

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program recently rebranded from the Army Center for Enhanced Performance to CSF-PREP to better align its capabilities with the Army-wide Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Warriors move on to archery finals

    May 19, 2011

    Wednesday's events at the 2011 Warrior Games began with the Archery Ranking Round, where three Army recurve bow shooters moved on to the finals.

  • Face of Defense: Deployed Soldier becomes U.S. citizen

    May 19, 2011

    Spc. Rafael Santos from the Massachusetts National Guard's 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, returned recently from Kandahar, where he took his citizenship exam and then took part in a citizenship oath ceremony along with about 75 other new citizens.

  • National Guard, USNORTHCOM kick off major national level training exercise

    May 18, 2011

    The National Guard, in cooperation with several federal agencies, including U.S. Northern Command, kicked off exercise ARDENT SENTRY 2011 today as part of the National Level Exercise 2011.

  • Gates budget review to 'force discussion' of risk analysis

    May 18, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced the framework for a comprehensive review of military spending designed to put national security needs ahead of arbitrary budget cuts.

  • 2011 Warrior Games open

    May 17, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games kicked off Monday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center when Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta lit the torch to start the games.

  • Army Reserve seeks to expand cooperation plans

    May 17, 2011

    The after-action reports still are works in progress after a successful MEDREACH 11 medical humanitarian assistance exercise that wrapped up here May 13, 2011, but the Army Reserve already is exploring ways to expand its participation in theater security cooperation engagements in Africa and elsewhere.

  • Gates to troops: U.S. must sustain force excellence

    May 17, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke with Marines and Soldiers and watched them train today at two East Coast military installations, thanking them for their service, and -- 48 days away from his June 30 retirement -- saying goodbye.

  • 1st Armored Division cases its colors before moving to Fort Bliss

    May 16, 2011

    German and American leaders gathered in a hangar on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, May 13, 2011, to mark the casing of the division's colors in anticipation of the unit's move to Fort Bliss, Texas.

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