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  • Demobilization activity to increase at Wisconsin installation

    Jul 29, 2009

    The beehive of activity in Fort McCoy's "Mob Alley" will be swarming much more than normal from mid-July to early-September.

  • Army Senior Fellow receives SES appointment

    Jul 29, 2009

    Counting down the days to his graduation from the Army's charter senior civilian development program, Army Senior Fellow Charles Fritz is understandably keyed up for his next assignment - a position in the Senior Executive Service.

  • Clowning around: Soldier spends off-duty time entertaining community

    Jul 29, 2009

    Calling Staff Sgt. Myron Jamerson a clown is a good way to give him a compliment.

  • Utah Guard enlists help from 'A Few Good Goats'

    Jul 29, 2009

    When it comes to fighting wildfires, most people immediately think of water or fire retardant dropped from helicopters and other aircraft, or soot-covered firefighters using hoses and foam to battle back towering blazes.

  • Casey tours Fort Hood's Resiliency Center

    Jul 28, 2009

    After eight tough years at war the Army is taking steps to build more resilient Soldiers and families, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said during a visit to Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs Resiliency Campus, July 28.

  • Army launching Senior Civilian Talent Pool in NCR

    Jul 28, 2009

    The National Capital Region's nearly 3,000 eligible senior civilians will be among the first invited to register for the Army's new Civilian Talent Management Program.

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • New Belvoir hospital to help replace Walter Reed

    Jul 27, 2009

    The patient- and family-focused design of a new community hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., is taking physical shape after a year of construction. Under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005, the new hospital will replace DeWitt Army Community Hospital and take over some of the services now offered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Forward redistribution point saves taxpayer dollars

    Jul 27, 2009

    Shipping containers arrive here every day at the forward redistribution point, filled to the brim with every imaginable item: toilet paper, pens, pencils, turbine engines, humvee repair parts, even a rock climbing wall.

  • Army unveils new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Army has developed Phase II of its Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, called "Tempering the Weapon."

  • Evaluation task force will continue beyond FCS cancellation

    Jul 24, 2009

    Both the Army Evaluation Task Force, and parent organization, the Future Force Integration Directorate, are expected to continue on despite the cancellation of the program they were designed to support.

  • Charter class of Army senior fellows to graduate

    Jul 24, 2009

    With the upcoming graduation of 19 senior fellows, the Army marks completion of its premier initiative to enhance the executive skills of senior civilians in a two-year tailor-made education and experience program.

  • Program allows those unable to 'serve' to still serve

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Warrior Ethos states that, "I will never leave a fallen comrade." Now, thanks to the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), wounded veterans don't have to worry about the Army leaving them behind in a difficult job market.

  • Vice chief challenges doctors to help with 'mental wellness'

    Jul 24, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told more than 2,000 Army health-care professionals Tuesday that they must produce "mental wellness" through a multidisciplinary approach.

  • First Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan

    Jul 24, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, who was killed in Afghanistan June 21, 2006, will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor in combat, the White House has announced.

  • Army football signs multi-year TV deal

    Jul 23, 2009

    CBS College Sports Network and the Army Athletic Association reached an exclusive five-year agreement, guaranteeing live, high-definition television coverage of every Army home football game and select neutral site games, beginning with the 2010 season and continuing through 2014.

  • Year of the NCO: three-time Iraq vet continues to lead

    Jul 23, 2009

    "It's important to get Soldiers to understand that the Army really cares. We're in the people business. And, for a first sergeant, the most important thing is taking care of their Soldiers and the families that support them."

  • Gates calls for increase of 22,000 Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced plans to add up to 22,000 Soldiers to the U.S. Army's ranks. The plus-up of active-duty troops will take the Army from 547,000 to 569,000 forces in what Gates characterized as a temporary increase of the Army's "end strength" for three fiscal years.

  • Vietnam veteran re-enlists in Iraq

    Jul 21, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Hershel L. Mayfield, a native of Tallassee, Ala., has been serving in the Army for 39 years; thirty-seven of which were with the 158th Maintenance Company, part of the Alabama Army National Guard.

  • Army conducts worldwide contracting stand down

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Army conducted a live video-streaming contracting stand down July 20, at the Pentagon, that was broadcast to contracting officers at more than 500 locations worldwide.

  • Paratroopers bring combat perspective to Army scientists

    Jul 20, 2009

    It can be a long road from the laboratory to the battlefield, but the Army is forging a more direct path. Thanks to a U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering program, experienced combat Soldiers get direct access into Army labs to give scientists and engineers face-to-face feedback about the equipment they have and the capabilities they need.

  • First electronic warfare warrant officers graduate

    Jul 20, 2009

    Eight warrant officers graduated July 17, from a 16-week Electronic Warfare Technician Course at Fort Sill, Okla., and several will serve as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first EW warrants in Iraq.

  • Grill sergeant promotes Pentagon Channel cooking show

    Jul 20, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Brad C. Turner Jr. appeared on the FOX morning show to talk about another show, "The Grill Sergeants." An original Pentagon Channel program, this weekly, half-hour series features top military chefs offering nutrition and safety tips, as well as walking viewers through step-by-step food preparation. "Discovered" online by FOX staff, the "The Grill Sergeants" generated enough interest with producers to invite Turner on their morning show.

  • 'Grill Sergeant' feeds FOX and Friends

    Jul 20, 2009

    Most New Yorkers probably did not expect to wake up to a bowl of gumbo on a Friday morning. But when Sgt. 1st Class Brad C. Turner Jr. served up this spicy Cajun favorite, it yielded nothing but smiles - and requests for seconds.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • Soldiers praise new .50-cal machine gun

    Jul 17, 2009

    More than a dozen Soldiers test-fired an enhanced .50-caliber machine gun that allows troops to rapidly change the barrel without having to check or reset headspace and timing.

  • Officials unveil results of Fort Carson violent crime study

    Jul 17, 2009

    Army officials have released the results of a study aimed at determining possible causes for a cluster of violent crimes that took place between 2005 and 2008 at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Army warns troops to avoid 'diploma mills'

    Jul 17, 2009

    The Army is warning Soldiers to avoid unaccredited colleges and universities that offer instant degrees supposedly based on military experience or training.

  • Combined Arms Center civilian to receive presidential award

    Jul 17, 2009

    The highest-ranking civilian at Fort Leavenworth is set to receive the Presidential Rank Award at the end of July.

  • Chief tells outgoing secretary, 'you are one of us'

    Jul 17, 2009

    During a ceremony July 16, at the Pentagon, Chief of Staff of the Army George W. Casey Jr. assured outgoing Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, that he was part of the Army family.

  • National Guard explains eligibility for new G.I. Bill

    Jul 15, 2009

    Citizen-Soldiers who do not qualify for benefits under the new Post-9/11 G.I. Bill can explore educational opportunities available from their individual states, Guard officials said.

  • McKiernan retires after 37 years

    Jul 15, 2009

    The recent commander of forces in Afghanistan ended a military career Wednesday that began in 1972. Gen. David D. McKiernan completed his last call of duty as a Soldier during a ceremony on Fort Myer's Summerall Field hosted by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army.

  • Army announces new contracts for Afghanistan

    Jul 15, 2009

    Two new task orders supporting LOGCAP IV contract operations in Afghanistan are now in effect, Army officials announced, July 7.

  • Army Guard on course to reach end-strength reduction

    Jul 10, 2009

    The Army National Guard is changing recruiting policies to lower its end strength by the end of the fiscal year.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Alaska troops, families

    Jul 10, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top enlisted leader addressed topics such as deployment tour lengths, dwell time and changes to noncommissioned officer training, during a town hall forum July 7, at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • Soldier admission program gives enlisted servicemembers shot at becoming West Point cadets

    Jul 10, 2009

    He had hoped to be here earlier than R-Day 2009. He had hoped to be here four years earlier to be exact, but the way a person wants life to go and how it turns out are sometimes complete opposites.

  • WWII vet gets Bronze Star

    Jul 9, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle, the Army's G-1, presents the Bronze Star Medal July 6, to former Staff Sgt. Morris N. Bishop, for his combat service with the 92nd Infantry Division in World War II.

  • Deployed Soldiers can now order new uniform items online

    Jul 9, 2009

    The flame-resistant Army combat uniform and the improved physical fitness uniform can now be ordered by deployed troops through a Web-based program.

  • 'Full Metal Jacket' instructor films new show at APG

    Jul 9, 2009

    Famed Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey and his production crew filmed sequences of his new History Channel show "Lock 'N Load" at Aberdeen Proving Ground in June.

  • Ready Army: Hurricane season is here, now is the time to prepare

    Jul 9, 2009

    Forecasters at Colorado State University have predicted that 12 named tropical storms will form in the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, with six developing into hurricanes and two becoming major hurricanes with winds faster than 110 mph.

  • Defense Travel System to modify reservation process

    Jul 9, 2009

    Minor changes are scheduled to take place within the Defense Department's travel reservation system later this summer to support the Transportation Security Administration's new pre-flight screening program.

  • Army Logistics University ushers in new era for sustainers

    Jul 9, 2009

    Hundreds of team members of Fort Lee, Va., gathered July 2 to watch history unfold as the U.S. Army Logistics University officially opened with much fanfare and celebration.

  • Secretary Geren highlights Soldiers, families as he prepares to step down

    Jul 9, 2009

    To Army Secretary Pete Geren, the Army is not some amorphous entity that the country calls on in time of crisis. To him, the Army is people - Soldiers and families - serving something larger than themselves.

  • Mustion becomes 64th Army adjutant general

    Jul 8, 2009

    An investiture and change of command ceremony today welcomed Brig. Gen. Richard P. Mustion to Washington, D.C., as the 64th Adjutant General of the Army, a position first established by the Continental Congress on June 17, 1775.

  • 'Real World' crew visits former cast member in Iraq

    Jul 8, 2009

    A two-man team from MTV's "Real World" program spent a week at Joint Security Station Saydiyah here filming the final portions of a follow-up story on one of the show's former participants.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers first to field new grenade launcher

    Jul 7, 2009

    The barrels were hot in the Army's charter fielding of the new M-320 grenade launcher as Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division fired the weapons for the first time.

  • Chaplain Vakoc leaves legacy of care

    Jul 2, 2009

    Maj. Henry Timothy Vakoc, the Army's sole chaplain to have been severely wounded in Iraq, died June 20, from a fall at his care facility, five years after an improvised explosive device injured him on the drive back to camp from celebrating Sunday Mass for Soldiers in the field.

  • Army 'deadly serious' about replacement ground vehicle

    Jul 2, 2009

    After cancellation of its Future Combat Systems program, the Army continues to focus on modernization of the force and a replacement for the canceled Manned Ground Vehicle.

  • Army Reserve, Guard partners with 'Helmets to Hardhats'

    Jul 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard signed an agreement with 'Helmets to Hardhats' at the Pentagon, which will give Soldiers greater access to construction career opportunities.

  • Contractor wins Ten-Miler T-shirt design contest

    Jul 2, 2009

    After competitive online voting worldwide, the Army Ten-Miler has announced that Julie Socher is the grand-prize winner of the annual Army Ten-Miler T-shirt design contest.

  • Leaders of veterans discuss issues facing Soldiers

    Jul 2, 2009

    The Army's fourth annual leadership conference for veterans' and military-service organizations was held June 26 at the Pentagon. and although a number of issues were discussed, one echoed throughout the day: suicide prevention.

  • Army's 'Grill Sergeant' matches skills against culinary hero

    Jul 2, 2009

    For Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner, his work is his passion. The culinary artist, currently working in the Executive Dining Facility inside the Pentagon, is also well-known by the moniker of "The Grill Sergeant."

  • Army limits re-enlistment options for rest of fiscal year

    Jul 1, 2009

    In an effort to slow the momentum of what has been an exceptionally productive year in recruiting and retention, the Army has limited re-enlistment options during the last three months of fiscal year 2009.

  • Secretary Geren makes ground-level assessment at Fort Drum

    Jul 1, 2009

    When Army Secretary Pete Geren took the job two years ago, his major mission was to take care of the force. It was in that vein that the secretary visited Fort Drum, in upstate New York, to see what Soldiers and their families need and how to make their lives better.

  • Drill sergeant competition sees camaraderie amid challenge

    Jun 30, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael Johnston and Staff Sgt. Joshua Marshall's victory drew the week-long Drill Sergeant of the Year competition to a close on Friday at Fort Monroe's Continental Park.

  • First-ever NCO commandant takes reigns of Sergeants Major Academy

    Jun 30, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler became the 19th Commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, a first for an enlisted Soldier during a ceremony, June 29, at East Fort Bliss. Previously Chandler was the academy's command sergeant major.

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has launched a test allowing Soldiers and leaders to make real-time updates to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures via a wiki environment.

  • Army Secretary observes first day for West Point Class of '13

    Jun 30, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army visited "R Day" at the U.S. Military Academy June 29. It was the first day for the Class of 2013, and like every class at the academy since its founding in 1802, the cadets got their first taste of life as a "plebe" - a first-year cadet.

  • ADA colors uncased at Fort Sill

    Jun 30, 2009

    Ceremonies at Fort Sill, Okla., Tuesday officially uncased the Air Defense Artillery Center colors here and established the ADA School and its commandant as part of the Fires Center of Excellence.

  • Combat Aviation Brigade wraps up error-free Iraqi deployment

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 4th Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade found another reason to celebrate its recent return from a successful year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom - everyone returned home to their families.

  • Army launches new water-safety tool

    Jun 30, 2009

    To prevent water-related deaths and injuries, the Army has launched a new interactive, Web-based, multimedia water safety tool.

  • NCO awarded Silver Star for courage under fire in Afghanistan

    Jun 30, 2009

    Rows of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, stood at attention as the U.S. Army recognized Staff Sgt. Conrad Begaye for bravery under fire in Afghanistan.

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

    While the Base Realignment and Closure decisions of 2005 are causing upheaval for some families, help is available through the Department of Defense National Relocation Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, and soon, the Expanded HAP, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Army team gives special welcome home to all wounded

    Jun 29, 2009

    Wounded Soldiers sent home from overseas are greeted by their own before they are even off the plane at Andrews Air Force Base. The Army's wounded are welcomed back to the country by three members of the Army's Medical Evacuation to CONUS Hospitals team.

  • Golden Knights seek candidates

    Jun 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team known as the Golden Knights is now seeking candidates for its 2009 assessment and selection, which will begin Sept. 8.

  • Army names top drill sergeants for 2009

    Jun 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael F. Johnston from the 192nd Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., took home top honors for the active-duty force and Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Marshall from 2/398th Training Battalion, Bowling Green, Ky., captured the Reserve title in the Army's 2009 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • Rules spelled out for G.I. Bill transferability

    Jun 23, 2009

    Beginning June 29, Soldiers can go online and elect to transfer their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to their spouse or children. Rules for transferring educational benefits under the "Post-9/11 Veteran's Education Assistance Act Of 2008," sometimes called the "Post-9/11 G.I. Bill," were spelled out June 23.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 19, 2009

    Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, director of the Army Staff, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the annual Army Birthday Run at Fort Myer, Va., June 19.

  • Army seeks nominees for outstanding electronic warfare unit

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army Electronic Warfare Division at the Pentagon is currently soliciting nominations for the 2009 Army Outstanding Unit Award.

  • Soldiers, singers, songwriters, help tell Army story

    Jun 19, 2009

    During Army's birthday this year, the service is celebrating the noncommissioned officer, the support of families to the warfighter, and a rich Army heritage of more than 200 years -- all stories worth telling...

  • Funding enables wave of facilities maintenance, repair projects across Army garrisons in Europe

    Jun 19, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Improved barracks, libraries, street lights and roads are just part of how Installation Management Command-Europe officials are applying the significant sum of Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization funds flowing to Europe this year.

  • Lodging privatization aims to increase quality of life for Soldiers on the move

    Jun 18, 2009

    Fort Riley leads the way to quality lodging provided through the PAL program.

  • Soldiers can find housing online

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers looking for an easy way to find safe, reputable housing at their new duty station -- before they arrive -- can visit their local housing office and ask for information about the Automated Housing Referral Network.

  • Hundreds gather to plan Army Reset for Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 18, 2009

    Key Army leaders and planners gathered in the football-field-sized Atlanta convention center Wednesday to focus on reintegrating Soldiers and families, and preparing Army units for future operations.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • West Point leaders visit Iraq to learn ways to improve academy's training

    Jun 18, 2009

    Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck traveled in the Central Command area of operations in Iraq June 3-7, and met with combat leaders to learn about the challenges they face and what they want from West Point graduates.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier earns Silver Star

    Jun 18, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Sean Samaroo, an instructor with 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in Afghanistan in a June 11 ceremony on Fort Jackson's newly designated Wanat Range, formerly known as Camden Range.

  • Birthday salute

    Jun 15, 2009

    The 36th Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. salutes the tombstone of the Army's 15th Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., on the U.S. Army's 234th birthday, June 14, 2009. Casey and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visited the grave sites of all the previous Army Chiefs of Staff and Sergeants Major of the Army that have been laid to rest at Arlington.

  • Drill sergeants to compete for top Army title at Forts Monroe and Eustis June 21-26

    Jun 13, 2009

    Seven of the Army's best training NCOs across the nation will be travelling to Fort Monroe, Va., next weekend to compete for the title of 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Memorial marking WWII air tragedy makes its way to Fort Myer

    Jun 12, 2009

    Nearly 70 years ago, a B-17 Flying Fortress crashed near Mackay, Queensland, Australia, killing all but one of the 41 American servicemembers on their way back to battle in the Pacific Theater. The Bakers Creek crash, as it's known, was the worst transport aircraft disaster in the southwest Pacific during World War II, and to this day remains Australia's worst aerial crash by death toll.

  • Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

    Jun 12, 2009

    As the number of Soldiers committing suicide continues to rise, the Army's suicide prevention campaign is shifting its focus to junior leaders in an effort to arm them with the tools they need to help their Soldiers before a problem reaches a tragic end.

  • Sergeant Major Academy seeks input on name change

    Jun 12, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy is seeking input from the NCO Corps on an appropriate new name for the institution as it transitions from an organization focused on training, to one that is focused on education.

  • Web standards order opens some social networking sites in CONUS

    Jun 12, 2009

    Soldiers at some Army installations can now view their Facebook pages as well as select other social media Web sites from Army networks.

  • In an Army of opportunities, one Soldier drives toward her potential

    Jun 11, 2009

    When the U.S. Army became her vehicle seven years ago, Sgt. Gabrielle M. Martinez got behind the wheel, fastened her seatbelt and ignited the engine. Then she put her foot on the gas.

  • Never late: Fort Riley Transportation Office nets Army-level award

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Installation Transportation Office at Fort Riley, Kan., has been mistake-free for the five years it's been operating. Because of this track record, Fort Riley was named the first-place winner in the Army Installation category of the Army Deployment Excellence Award - an award normally earned by corps-level installations.

  • Fort Bragg's unique Soldiers help alleviate combat stress

    Jun 11, 2009

    After serving 15 months in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Boe and Sgt. 1st Class Budge, 528th Combat Stress Control, 44th Medical Command, made the march across the tarmac at Green Ramp on Pope Air Force Base Saturday. The two noncommissioned officers are black Labrador retrievers, serving their country by providing combat stress therapy.

  • Army astronaut heads for International Space Station, embraces social media to share story

    Jun 11, 2009

    Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven astronauts, including Army Col. Timothy Kopra, lifted off on the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station, July 15, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Wounded warrior makes history as first-ever amputee to complete Army warrant officer school

    Jun 11, 2009

    Since sustaining an injury in Iraq nearly five years ago, a lot has changed for then Staff Sgt. Johnathan W. Holsey. He lost his left leg below the knee and got a prosthetic, he's gone snowboarding for the first time, run a marathon, and he's made Army history as the first Army amputee to pin on warrant officer bars.

  • Doctor applies traumatic brain injury experience to mission

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Army Col. (Dr.) Kenneth Lee began evaluating more than 3,000 Wisconsin Army National Guardsmen called to duty last fall in the state's largest operational deployment since World War II to ensure their medical readiness, he approached the task with unique and personal insights.

  • Army anthropologists apply science to uniform fit

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Army and Marine Corps are surveying their populations to better design clothing to fit warfighters for the next 10 to 15 years.

  • Oldest NCO Academy in the Army molds tomorrow's leaders

    Jun 11, 2009

    As the sun came up over the hills, Soldiers attending the Warrior Leaders Course at the 7th U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officers Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, mentally prepared themselves for the first event on their trek to becoming U.S. Army NCOs: the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Army's commanders focus on Soldier and family readiness, future challenges

    Jun 10, 2009

    More than 100 senior Army commanders and command sergeants major met, June 9-10, at the U.S. Army Forces Command Commanders' Conference to focus on the training and readiness of the U.S. Army's Operating Force and address the future challenges identified by the Army leadership to sustain Soldiers and their families.

  • Wounded recruiting office shooting victim praises Army for support

    Jun 10, 2009

    A Soldier wounded last week during an attack at a recruiting office in Little Rock, Ark., that claimed a fellow Soldier's life expressed no bitterness today at his attacker, and said the incident has done nothing to dampen his desire to serve in the Army.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • National Guard stands ready for hurricane season

    Jun 9, 2009

    The National Guard is essential to hurricane response, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency told lawmakers in Washington, D.C., last week.

  • Obama joins heads of state to honor D-Day veterans

    Jun 7, 2009

    NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL, France -- U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Prince Charles of Wales, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke here today at a ceremony honoring the servicemembers who fought and died during the allied invasion of Normandy 65 years ago.

  • Medal of Honor recipient to be honored at new museum June 12

    Jun 5, 2009

    Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. Ross McGinnis, who was killed Dec. 4, 2006, in Iraq, when he covered a grenade with his body to save the lives of four others, will be honored at a ceremony at 5 p.m. on June 12 at the National Infantry Museum on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army partnership helps Wounded Warriors pursue higher education

    Jun 5, 2009

    Wounded warriors have a second chance to serve their country thanks to an Army educational partnership formed last year. The Wounded Warrior Education Initiative allows wounded Soldiers, on active duty or medically retired, to pursue their master's degrees at no cost from the University of Kansas.

  • I.A.M. STRONG sponsors the Army Concert Tour

    Jun 3, 2009

    The 2009 Army Concert Tour is sponsored by I.A.M. Strong, the Army's campaign to combat sexual harassment and sexual assaults by engaging all Soldiers to prevent inappropriate behavior before it occurs.

  • Army Reserve focuses on shaping force after meeting new end strength

    Jun 2, 2009

    After reaching its new 206,000-member end strength objective a full year ahead of schedule, the Army Reserve has shifted its focus to shaping the force to ensure it has the proper mix of skills sets and experience levels.

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