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  • Pledge of support from first lady begins family conference

    Sep 3, 2009

    With personal assurance from the nation's first lady that President Barack Obama is committed to military families, more than 1,500 people participated as the Defense Department's Joint Family Readiness Conference kicked off in Chicago, Ill., Tuesday by Gen. Carter Ham and his wife Christi.

  • Troops to receive H1N1 Flu vaccinations

    Sep 2, 2009

    All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said Tuesday.

  • Military cadets experience a day of Army life at Fort Riley

    Aug 26, 2009

    Cadets from St. John's Military School got to see what life was like on a military installation during their visit to Fort Riley Aug. 21. The visit was part of a two-week leadership camp for returning students of the Salina, Kan., school.

  • Army's top enlisted in Iraq visits last of surge Soldiers

    Aug 26, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Multi-National Force - Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson visited Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade, one of the last units in Iraq serving a 15-month deployment, Aug. 12 and 13.

  • Iraq drawdown moves into second phase as planners discuss challenges

    Aug 26, 2009

    As Multi-National Corps - Iraq moves into the second phase of the drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq, it faces challenges ranging from the withdrawal of people and material ranging from roughly 80,000 servicemembers to a connex filled with pink roller skates.

  • Guard opens first Patriot Academy for dropouts

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Indiana Army National Guard is hosting the grand opening and dedication of the first Patriot Academy, where high school dropouts who want to serve in the Guard can earn their diplomas.

  • VA simplifies compensation for post-traumatic stress

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Veterans Affairs Department is taking steps to help veterans seeking compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced recently.

  • Fort Bragg's 1st BCT safety program recognized as Army's best

    Aug 24, 2009

    A brigade from the 82nd Airborne Division was recognized as the Army's safest brigade by the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command at the division headquarters, Aug. 5.

  • Army Capstone Concept balances winning today's wars with preparing for future conflict

    Aug 24, 2009

    "We have to be able to defeat the enemy, conduct security operations, and also conduct a broad range of activities while conducting stability operations - and be able to transition continuously across the spectrum of offensive, defensive, stability and civil-support operations." said Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate.

  • 'Squared Away' regiment rejoins TRADOC

    Aug 24, 2009

    After serving six years under Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM), the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment rejoined Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) 110th Aviation Brigade. A transition ceremony held Aug. 13 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum marked the change.

  • Soldiers' songs bring smiles to sick children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Children at several Indianapolis hospitals were entertained by Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Aug. 21, who were in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association convention.

  • NTC adapts to changing threat, looks to challenge rotational units with hybrid warfare

    Aug 21, 2009

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently validated the new Mechanized Infantry Battalion at Fort Irwin, Calif. The MIBN is designed to represent the future of combat, the hybrid threat. Hybrid threats combine conventional forces along with insurgency operations.

  • Soldiers stay in touch with new post Internet provider

    Aug 20, 2009

    Mobilizing Soldiers hoping to stay in touch with their loved ones back home now have a better way to do so here with the recent inclusion of a new Internet service provider.

  • Handbook applies lessons learned in Afghanistan

    Aug 20, 2009

    A recently published Army handbook addresses the unique set of topographical, cultural and operational challenges facing troops in Afghanistan.

  • Army breaks ground on vehicle research facility

    Aug 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army's Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center broke ground Monday on the Department of Defense's pioneering Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory.

  • AKO, DKO increase security measures

    Aug 19, 2009

    The Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online Web portals are changing procedures for users who log on without a common access card.

  • Family's popularity rises with Army advertising campaign

    Aug 19, 2009

    As the spouse of a command sergeant major, Ingrid Murray is accustomed to talking to Soldiers and their spouses about things and events that affect their lives. Now, thanks to an Army media campaign, the Murray's are unofficial faces of the Army Family Covenant.

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

    Some 50 Soldiers will finish up "master resiliency training" this week in Philadelphia, Pa., as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Quick hire of military spouses starts in September

    Aug 17, 2009

    Under a personnel rule that takes effect next month, some military spouses could be quickly hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

  • Soldiers battle Afghan insurgents in Korengal valley

    Aug 15, 2009

    After a 20-minute gun battle with insurgent forces, U.S. Soldiers watch as Air Force F-15 fighter jets destroy insurgent positions with bombs in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province, Aug. 13, 2009.

  • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy shifts focus of curriculum

    Aug 14, 2009

    The 60th class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy began nine months of instruction last week with a redesigned curriculum to reflect today's military.

  • Training helps Soldiers keep Europe's roads safe from hazardous materials

    Aug 11, 2009

    Thick black smoke billowed from the fire. Water didn't help. It actually fed the inferno. The more water the Soldier sprayed, the higher the flames licked toward the sky. It was a grease fire.

  • Stunt-like driving course helps Soldiers evade terrorism

    Aug 11, 2009

    The backdrop: a quaint German village is nestled snugly on a hillside encircling an ancient Bavarian castle perched atop like some crown jewel of the region.

  • Former drill sergeant takes equal opportunity guidance to heart

    Aug 9, 2009

    Soldiers may face diverse problems while in the Army and sometimes it's not easy for them to solve those problems on their own.

  • Geren to remain as Senate delays successor's confirmation

    Aug 7, 2009

    The Senate adjourned without voting to confirm New York Rep. John M. McHugh as Army secretary, but Pete Geren will remain on the job until formally replaced, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

  • Army on track to power Fort Irwin with sunshine

    Aug 7, 2009

    Out in California, the Army has chosen a developer to build a 500-megawatt solar power plant that will provide Fort Irwin with "energy security."

  • Forbes ranks West Point as nation's top college

    Aug 7, 2009

    A report released Wednesday by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the top college in the country in their America's Best College review.

  • Mass jump, command change highlight Ranger Rendezvous

    Aug 6, 2009

    More than 1,000 Rangers participated in a mass tactical airborne operation Monday beginning Ranger Rendezvous 2009, which culminated Thursday with the 75th Ranger Regiment change of command.

  • GI Bill transferability begins

    Aug 3, 2009

    With the Post-9/11 GI Bill's option to transfer unused educational benefits to eligible family members taking effect Aug. 1, it's no surprise that more than 25,000 servicemembers have pre-applied.

  • Army launches new officer recruitment campaign

    Jul 31, 2009

    A new multimedia recruiting campaign kicks off Aug. 3, aimed at raising awareness of the opportunities and professional paths available to those who want to become Army officers.

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

    Initial officer training will see changes later this year as part of the Army's ongoing effort to improve force generation and make better use of personnel and training resources.

  • Chief of Staff previews new Army program aimed at combating stress

    Jul 31, 2009

    The Army is looking to improve the resiliency of its Soldiers through a new program, which will be launched in October, said Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, during a visit to Fort Jackson, S.C., Thursday.

  • Active-duty Ranger, 63, honored for career spanning 45 years

    Jul 30, 2009

    At 63 years old, the commander of B Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Benning, Ga., has a career spanning 45 years in the U.S. Army - longer than most active-duty Soldiers have been alive.

  • 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.