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  • One university's loss is Army's unquestioned gain

    Dec 15, 2010

    Bavaria Medical Department Activity Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. John Dieter works with military children across Europe who have highly complex situations such as severe autism or extreme developmental delays.

  • DoD expands community-based child care options

    Dec 10, 2010

    The Defense Department will launch an initiative early next year aimed at expanding the quality and quantity of community-based child care options for geographically dispersed Reserve and Active Duty families and for families facing long waits for on-base care.

  • Calway earns berth in 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

    Dec 9, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runner Capt. Kelly Calway earned a berth in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials with a fifth-place finish at the California International Marathon Dec. 5, in Sacramento.

  • Fair prepares Soldiers, family members for deployment

    Dec 8, 2010

    To help better prepare their Soldiers and family members, the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted its first deployment fair this year on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 23.

  • Wounded Cav trooper selected for extreme home makeover

    Dec 8, 2010

    A Soldier with 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division was surprised with an early Christmas present, Dec. 6, on Fort Hood.

  • Holiday blues or something more'

    Dec 8, 2010

    This holiday season, servicemembers and their families can take advantage of Military Pathway's free, anonymous, online or telephone mental health self-assessments tool.

  • Senate resolution brings recognition to Gold Star Wives

    Dec 7, 2010

    For the first time, America officially recognizes the contributions and dedication of military widows with ''Gold Star Wives Day.''

  • Army Hosts 2010 DoD Space Experiments Review Board

    Dec 7, 2010

    For the first time in the history of the Department of Defense's annual gathering of the Space Experiments Review Board (SERB), the U.S. Army served as the host for the event.

  • Wounded warriors back in Iraq for 'proper exit'

    Dec 6, 2010

    Eight wounded warriors returning to Iraq for the first time since they were injured received a hero's welcome during a ceremony at Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory Dec. 6.

  • Pentagon Channel puts Yongsan social media in spotlight

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Pentagon Channel aired a story this weekend that takes a look at what has made U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's social media so effective through a series major events, including a 100-year flood and North Korean attack in late November.

  • CSA supports 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, but not during war

    Dec 5, 2010

    Though he believes the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military eventually should be repealed, the Army's senior officer told the Senate Armed Services Committee today, repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law now would be a distraction during wartime.

  • New policy bridges South Korea tour normalization

    Dec 3, 2010

    The top U.S. commander in South Korea has introduced a new policy prioritizing what positions qualify for highly sought-after command sponsorships for family members.

  • Gift-giving family recognized as Army Family of Year

    Dec 3, 2010

    An Army family that runs three charities for deployed troops was selected as the Army Family of the Year by the National Military Family Association.

  • AFAP aims to improve quality of life for all

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers, family members, retirees and Civilian employees dropped their titles and ranks to become agents of change during the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference on Fort McPherson Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.

  • Military can manage 'Don't Ask' repeal

    Dec 3, 2010

    The military can deal effectively with allowing openly gay servicemembers in its ranks, leaders of a working group that studied the issue for the Defense Department told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

  • Survey sheds light on GI Bill hiccups

    Dec 2, 2010

    A year after Veterans Affairs implemented the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the American Council on Education has released a study showing that most veterans are pleased with the new benefit, but there is room for improvement.

  • Servicemembers complete transition, become Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2010

    The Warrior Transition Course is graduating its last class at Fort Sill Dec. 9 and they're making sure these trainees measure up to Army standards.

  • Horses help heroes in healing: WTU Soldiers participate

    Dec 2, 2010

    For decades, horses have charged into battle carrying cavalrymen, pulling artillerymen's caissons and serving as vehicles for mounted military police. Today, horses are helping wounded warriors by guiding them along the road to resiliency.

  • Applications sought for Quality of Life Awards

    Dec 1, 2010

    The Army is seeking applications for its third annual Secretary of the Army Quality of Life Awards program.

  • Gates, Mullen endorse 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' working group's report

    Nov 30, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today urged the Senate to repeal the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law this year. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at a Pentagon news conference unveiling the recommendations of the working group tasked with looking at the issues associated with implementing a repeal of the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military.

  • Mullen: Military workplace needs more flexibility

    Nov 30, 2010

    Recognizing and finding ways to accommodate the changing needs of servicemembers and their families with regard to the military workplace should be a priority for leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.

  • Army team finishes Culinary World Cup with bronze

    Nov 30, 2010

    The US Army Culinary Arts Team finished the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with a bronze medal for the hot dinner the team served.

  • Philadelphia Marathon returns to Hohenfels

    Nov 30, 2010

    Though the 2nd Annual Philadelphia Marathon First Wave Warrior Race 5K took place more than a week before the world-renowned race in Pennsylvania, participants in the Hohenfels event also played an active part in the race back home.

  • Iraqi, US Armies donate school supplies to underprivileged children

    Nov 29, 2010

    A special visit from the Iraqi and United States armies brought excitement to Iraqi children at one of Basra's primary schools as part of the Army's civic action development.

  • Officials condemn leaks, detail prevention efforts

    Nov 29, 2010

    Government officials condemned the publication of hundreds of thousands of sensitive, classified State Department cables by WikiLeaks today. The website published the documents that detail private U.S. diplomatic discussions with foreign governments.

  • 8th Army commander pays respects to fallen ROK Marines

    Nov 27, 2010

    SEONGNAM, South Korea - During the funeral service held here Nov. 27, the 8th Army commanding general paid his respects to the two Republic of Korea Marines killed during North Korea's unprovoked attack on Yeonpyeong Island.

  • U.S. Army Master Sergeant wins two gold medals with ACF Culinary National Team USA

    Nov 24, 2010

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark Morgan won two gold medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary National Team USA. The medals were awarded for the team's hot dinner and cold table display. Morgan is the team's pastry chef and the first U.S. Soldier ever selected to be on the ACF national team. He has served on the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team (USACAT) since 1997 as a pastry chef and advisor. Currently he is the senior enlisted aide to General Martin E. Dempsey, Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Bagpipe melody carries sound of completed dream

    Nov 24, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric McKee's face is swollen and red as he strains to breathe oxygen into his lungs. For the past 18 months, McKee, an improvised explosive device task force member with U.S. Army Forces Command's engineers section, has been playing the bagpipes, a skill he learned when deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Chaplain urges military spouses to avoid 'compassion fatigue'

    Nov 24, 2010

    Maj. Stanley Arnold, a family life chaplain here, met last week with spouses of the division's 4th Brigade Combat Team leaders, encouraging them to recognize signs of compassion fatigue in themselves and each other, and emphasizing the need to take time out to recharge their emotional batteries.

  • Honoring Native American, Alaska Native heritage

    Nov 22, 2010

    On Aug. 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Since then, presidents have reiterated that proclamation each year with one of their own, eventually extending the proclamation to include Alaska Natives.

  • Robots to rescue wounded on battlefield

    Nov 22, 2010

    A robot now being tested may soon be used to rescue wounded Soldiers under fire without risking additional lives.

  • Army team wins first medals in Culinary World Cup

    Nov 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team today won its first medals at the Culinary World Cup being held in Luxemburg through Nov. 24.

  • First amputee completes Carson WLC

    Nov 18, 2010

    Sgt. Charles Berninghausen became the first amputee to complete the Warrior Leader Course at Fort Carson Nov. 12, almost four years after an improvised explosive device in Iraq nearly killed him.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors to new wellness center

    Nov 18, 2010

    Fort Bragg joined the 'be your best self' campaign with the grand opening of a new Army wellness center on Nov. 4. Motivated by the motto 'prevention is the best cure,' the center's staff teaches the community to value mental, physical and emotional fitness for optimum resiliency.

  • Groundbreaking for new medical center set for Dec. 13

    Nov 18, 2010

    Groundbreaking for Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's new hospital is scheduled for Dec. 13, signaling the start of a $534 million project that will consolidate services and enhance access to medical care for thousands of Fort Hood Soldiers, family members and retirees.

  • Post schools take aim at bullies

    Nov 18, 2010

    Bullying hurts. And school administrators are working to make sure Fort Jackson's children are protected. From introducing an anonymous "bully box" to implementing positive behavior incentive programs, staff at Pierce Terrace and C.C. Pinckney Elementary schools are taking progressive measures to combat bullying in their classrooms.

  • Giunta inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    Top DoD and Army officials inducted Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes Wednesday, making him the first Active Duty servicemember added to the hallowed chamber in a generation.

  • Obama presents Medal of Honor to Soldier at White House

    Nov 16, 2010

    President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Tuesday to the first active-duty servicemember in nearly 40 years -- one who refused to let enemy fighters carry off a fellow wounded Soldier in Afghanistan.

  • MOH recipient: 'My wife is my rock'

    Nov 16, 2010

    As President Barack Obama hangs the pale blue ribbon holding the Medal of Honor around the neck of Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in a White House Ceremony today, Giunta's wife Jennifer will be at his side, offering her quiet support, just as she has done throughout his two deployments, and especially during the whirlwind of media interviews and VIP meetings that followed the award announcement in September.

  • ESPN brings 'touch of America' to U.S. Army Europe

    Nov 16, 2010

    Family members, Soldiers and civilians gathered at Grafenwoehr's Parade Field, Nov. 11, for ESPN's live-broadcast of SportsCenter, the sports network's flagship program, hosted by anchors Hannah Storm and Josh Elliot, which is broadcast to an estimated 19-million viewers. It was a day to reflect and pay homage to America's heroes, past and present.

  • U.S. Army holds first master resilience course in Korea

    Nov 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "Suck it up, rub dirt on it and drive-on works sometimes," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Tobin, "I am a big fan of that. But sometimes it's not enough."

  • Newman fuels to 2nd in Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup

    Nov 15, 2010

    A strong race car and a successful fuel strategy resulted in Army driver Ryan Newman finishing runner-up in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. He trailed race winner Carl Edwards to the checkered flag by 4.7 seconds.

  • Gates orders probe into 'Don't Ask' review leak

    Nov 15, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has condemned the unauthorized release of draft findings of a working group studying the impact of a potential repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, and he has ordered an investigation into the source, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

  • Army's wildland firefighters fill niche on island

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army's wildland firefighters stationed here are more than average run-of-the-mill firefighters, if there were such a thing. These individuals fill a critical niche in both the Army and Hawaii's fire prevention plan, and they protect the lives and property of residents, as well as endangered plants and wildlife in the forests.

  • Thousands gather on WWII ship to honor veterans in New York City

    Nov 14, 2010

    As veterans around the country were being honored for their commitment to the safety of the nation, the commanding general of the 99th Regional Support Command addressed visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York during its annual Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 11.

  • PEO GCS talks weapon systems modernization

    Nov 12, 2010

    Scott Davis, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems, and his management team led the PEO GCS panel discussion for industry leaders Tuesday at the 2010 NDIA Combat Vehicle Conference.

  • Secretary of the Army, CSA honor Fort Hood medical staff

    Nov 8, 2010

    On the one-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, medical personnel were recognized by the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army for saving many lives.

  • Dead, wounded remembered at ceremony, families continue to heal

    Nov 8, 2010

    One year ago, Fort Hood mourned the loss of 12 Soldiers and one civilian lost Nov. 5, 2009, during a mass shooting at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center. Last week, the post marked the one-year anniversary of the worst shooting on a U.S. military installation with a remembrance ceremony.

  • Demon Fury: Deployed troops compete in combat skills competition

    Nov 8, 2010

    Sixty U.S. troops deployed to Iraq were up before sunrise Nov. 7 to compete in Demon Fury, a unit competition testing the full spectrum of their combat skills.

  • Military-connected schools benefit from grants

    Nov 7, 2010

    The Department of Defense Education Activity awarded more than $38 million in grants this year to public schools serving military children across the nation. Officials awarded the grants to 32 military-connected school districts to boost student achievement and ease the challenges associated with military life, including deployments and frequent transitions, DoDEA officials said.

  • Congress should welcome Defense efficiencies, Gates says

    Nov 7, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expressed confidence that the new split-party Congress will support his efficiency initiatives, while expressing hope the lame-duck Congress will pass the new arms reduction treaty and repeal the law prohibiting gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.

  • Obama: Congress, not courts, should resolve 'Don't Ask' law

    Nov 5, 2010

    President Barack Obama said today he hopes the current Congress will resolve the uncertainty about whether gay men and lesbians can serve openly in the military.

  • Non-deployable rate could reach 16 percent by 2012

    Nov 4, 2010

    By the time the Army meets its goal to have Soldiers home for twice the time they're deployed, the service could face the problem of having nearly one in five Soldiers unable to deploy.

  • 'Don't Ask' to stay in place through appeal

    Nov 3, 2010

    The so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy will stay in place while the Justice Department appeals a federal judge's ruling last month that the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly is unconstitutional.

  • Chairman: Veterans deserve nation's best now, in future

    Nov 3, 2010

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at a Business Executives for National Security dinner in New York honoring David and Mary Boies with the organization's Eisenhower Award.

  • New equipment helps troops locate insurgents

    Nov 2, 2010

    Troopers from 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in a search and tactical site exploitation (TSE) class, here, at the National Training Center.

  • Army Secretary and Chief of Staff reassure Soldiers, families

    Nov 1, 2010

    General George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, who traveled with Army Secretary John M. McHugh, visited the Fort Bragg community, making the post the center of the Army for a few hours on Friday.

  • TRADOC launches Profession of Arms study

    Nov 1, 2010

    Leaders from across the Army discussed the Profession of Arms in an Institute of Land Warfare forum at the Association of the United States Army National Meeting. This forum followed Army Chief of Staff Gen. George CaseyAca,!a,,cs announcement of a year-long campaign to study the Profession of Arms.

  • 'Stop Loss' special pay application deadline approaches

    Nov 1, 2010

    Defense Department officials are working to remind veterans and current servicemembers who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called "Stop Loss" program to apply for special pay before the Dec. 3 deadline.

  • New contingency force will train for full-spectrum ops

    Oct 29, 2010

    Under a new concept for Army Force Generation, all units not locked into a deployment date will become part of a contingency expeditionary force.

  • Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army visit Fort Bragg

    Oct 29, 2010

    The Army's top military officer said Friday that there was no unit more capable of ensuring a successful U.S. withdrawal from Iraq than the Fort Bragg-based XVIII Airborne Corps. General George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, who traveled with Army Secretary John M. McHugh visited the Fort Bragg on Friday.

  • Army will see more of same for years, CSA says

    Oct 27, 2010

    Soldiers can look forward to increased time at home station when the Army has all but completely pulled out of Iraq, leaving a larger pool of units free to do rotations in Afghanistan. But those rotations will continue for a some time, said the Army's top Soldier.

  • Army expanding its Special Operations force

    Oct 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will double in size by 2017, compared to what it was before the war on terror, said its commander.

  • Basic training changes to improve combat readiness

    Oct 26, 2010

    Blind obedience-oriented basic combat training is out; confidence-building and thinking-oriented training is now in.

  • TRADOC leaders provide 'mission command' update

    Oct 26, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, and Col. (P) Charles Flynn, director of the Mission Command Center of Excellence, spoke about the need for mission command and the future of the MCCoE at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting here.

  • Army considering IRR with no involuntary deployments

    Oct 26, 2010

    The Army Reserve is undergoing a pilot program with some Inactive Ready Reserve troops to ensure that both the needs of the Soldiers and the Army are better met. During a forum at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Chief of the Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz explained that the Reserve is still out of balance, and while recruiting is high, leaders are looking for ways to keep highly-qualified Soldiers to stay in the Reserve.

  • Army leaders at AUSA promise not to cut family programs

    Oct 25, 2010

    Army leaders promised to leave family support programs intact when looking for ways to lean out the service's massive budget.

  • First female selected as Best Warrior's Soldier of Year

    Oct 25, 2010

    For the first time since its inception nine years ago, a female Soldier has claimed the title of Soldier of the Year for 2010's Best Warrior Competition. Sgt. Sherri Gallagher of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, who represented U.S. Training and Doctrine Command at Best Warrior, beat out 11 other competitors from the Army's major commands. Gallagher, who is currently stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., is one of the top long-range rifle shooters in the country.

  • Chief of Staff visits Full Spectrum Operation exercise

    Oct 23, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the US Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited Fort Polk, LA, to observe a Full Spectrum Operation exercise on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. The Full Spectrum exercise focuses on facing and defeating a hybrid threat representing both an insurgent force and an organized military force.

  • Army's Best Warriors wrap up 2010 competition

    Oct 22, 2010

    In its ninth year, the U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 17-22 has evolved into an ultimate test of Soldiery. From hand-to-hand combat, urban orienteering, detainee operations, and evaluating casualties, to weapons familiarization and night firing, the 24 competitors in this yearAca,!a,,cs competition have worked hard for a shot at earning the title of Soldier or Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Program links reservists, guardsmen, families to jobs

    Oct 22, 2010

    A program that links reserve and National Guard members, their families and veterans with civilian employers has reached a milestone, with more than 1,000 employers now signed on to hire qualified job-seekers. The Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces, originally an Army Reserve initiative that has expanded militarywide, is growing by leaps and bounds as it helps both the military and civilian employers tap into the same talent pool, reported Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, who founded the program.

  • SecDef changes discharge authority for 'Don't Ask' law

    Oct 22, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has directed that any discharges under the law be made by the service secretaries in consultation with the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness and the defense general counsel.

  • MPs take to 'field' in confinement facility

    Oct 21, 2010

    For the Soldiers of Company C, 701st Military Police Battalion, their final FTX is not conducted in the woods, but rather within the confines of prison walls. The 31E military occupational skill, intern resettlement specialist, is responsible for running the Army's confinement facilities.

  • Government files emergency appeal on 'Don't Ask' injunction

    Oct 21, 2010

    The Justice Department today filed an emergency appeal on behalf of the Defense Department to halt a federal judge's injunction against the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

  • Army names new superintendent for Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 20, 2010

    The secretary of the Army announced Oct. 19 appointment of Patrick K. Hallinan as the new superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Electronic options move the vote

    Oct 20, 2010

    Voting for military members, their families and overseas citizens is easier now than ever before. More than half the States post absentee ballots online for military and overseas voters.

  • Army Reserve chief announces realignment

    Oct 20, 2010

    As part of the Army Reserve's ongoing and continuous transformation, the Army Reserve Chief announced another step in his plans to reorganize and realign his headquarters to better support worldwide operations and establish the foundations for an enduring Army Reserve.

  • MOH ceremony set for 1st living Soldier since Vietnam

    Oct 19, 2010

    The White House announced Monday that President Barack Obama will award the first non-posthumous Medal of Honor since Vietnam in a ceremony Nov. 16.

  • Capital Shield 2011: protecting nationAca,!a,,cs capital

    Oct 19, 2010

    Representatives from 84 organizations worked together Oct. 12-15 to hone their emergency-response capabilities in the event of a catastrophe within the National Capital Region. Capital Shield, an annual inter-agency training exercise, strives to build relationships between local authorities such as fire and police stations, and federal agencies such as the military, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Emergency Management Agency, to augment each other in a time of crisis.

  • Best Warrior: Day Two

    Oct 19, 2010

    The 2010 Best Warrior Competition is a showcase of the Army's training doctrine. The events include an Army Physical Fitness Test, day and night weapons qualification ranges, Warrior Task and Battle Drill testing, urban orienteering and a board appearance.

  • Mullen: Nation must recognize sacrifices of troops, families

    Oct 18, 2010

    Americans must recognize the sacrifices and struggles of today's troops and their families and work harder to reintegrate them into their communities, the nation's top military officer said yesterday.

  • USAG Stuttgart urged to hire individuals with disabilities

    Oct 18, 2010

    Garrison and U.S. Army Europe officials challenged the Stuttgart military community to offer disabled persons more opportunities to work here during a National Disability Employment Awareness Month observance, hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Equal Employment Opportunity Office Oct. 1.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Oct 15, 2010

    Practitioners of Lean and Six Sigma saved the Army $1 billion last year. During a ceremony at the Pentagon to recognize winners in the 2010 Army Lean/Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program, or LEAP, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph P. Westphal explained just how valuable practitioners of the manufacturing and business process improvement programs are to the Army.

  • DOD abides by 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' injunction

    Oct 15, 2010

    Pending an appeal, the military services have halted discharges under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, DOD officials said today.

  • Army leadership discusses today's issues with Army War College students

    Oct 14, 2010

    More than 20 senior leaders came to the Army War College today to discuss current and future challenges and issues that face our nation's military during the 2010 Anton Myrer Army Leader Day, the capstone event for the college's Strategic Leadership course.

  • New HRC commander takes over at Knox

    Oct 14, 2010

    In its first change of command since moving to Fort Knox, Ky., the U.S. Army Human Resources Command welcomed Maj. Gen. Gina S. Farrisee -- its first female commander.

  • CID seeks special agents

    Oct 13, 2010

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is actively recruiting qualified Soldiers who are interested in careers as highly-trained federal law-enforcement officers.

  • 2010 proves banner year for recruiting

    Oct 13, 2010

    U.S. military services had a banner year for recruiting and retention in fiscal 2010. The Army had the highest recruiting goal with 74,500 new Soldiers, and it recruited 74,577.

  • Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 12, 2010

  • General calls for better suicide prevention efforts

    Oct 12, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8, 2010 - The military must address the stress wearing down the force and work to end the stigma surrounding mental health care to combat rising suicide rates, the chair of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide said today.

  • Postal Service sets holiday mail deadline

    Oct 12, 2010

    The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to servicemembers in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service say.

  • Special Forces Soldier receives posthumous Medal of Honor

    Oct 6, 2010

    The president bestowed the Medal of Honor Wednesday afternoon upon the family of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, whose actions allowed seven of his Special Forces teammates and 15 Afghan soldiers to escape an ambush kill zone.

  • MDW pilot program to debut search, rescue dogs at Capital Shield

    Oct 5, 2010

    Two Belgian Malinois in a pilot urban search and rescue dog program will show what they can do at the upcoming Capital Shield exercise.

  • Army Battle Command systems receive top DoD award

    Oct 5, 2010

    The Army's systems for rapid and reliable fire support and reports of unit readiness have earned top Department of Defense honors for their efficiency and success in adapting to the demands of modern war.

  • Headquarters IMCOM moves to San Antonio

    Oct 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters officially transferred from Arlington, Va., to San Antonio, Texas, during the public uncasing of its unit colors Tuesday.

  • Cadet Command, Recruiting, Guard synergize on jump

    Oct 4, 2010

    A group of nine civilians donned yellow jumpsuits and strapped themselves to Soldiers to jump out of a plane 14,000-feet high.

  • GCV must be safe, affordable, full-spectrum capable

    Oct 3, 2010

    The Army's next combat vehicle must perform through the full spectrum of Army operations, be designed to protect itself and the Soldier, and be built with a budget in mind.

  • Army establishes Army Cyber Command

    Oct 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Cyber Command headquarters will be located in the National Capital Region and will realign Soldiers and Civilians into essential ARCYBER headquarters positions. The total command strength of 21,000 Soldiers and Civilians will be located around the globe.

  • Deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay extended

    Oct 1, 2010

    The deadline for eligible servicemembers, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to Dec. 3, allowing personnel more time to apply for the benefits they've earned.