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  • Inauguration prep with the Old Guard

    Dec 30, 2008

    The Old Guard and its Fife and Drum Corps prepare for a historic inauguration.

  • Amputee earns commission through Army ROTC

    Dec 30, 2008

    The blast of a roadside bomb in Iraq's Sunni Triangle resulted in the amputation of a portion of Richard Ingram's left arm, but it did not rob him of his dream of becoming an Army officer.

  • New logo identifies equipment, clothing as 'Army certified'

    Dec 29, 2008

    Program Executive Office Soldier has developed a Aca,!A"certification processAca,!A? to help Soldiers identify off-the-shelf clothing and equipment that meet the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest standards for safety, performance and durability.

  • SUDS program helps wounded warriors with dive certification

    Dec 16, 2008

    For two years the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba program has taught more than 100 injured veterans how to dive. The program is designed to assist returning veterans injured in Afghanistan and Iraq with their rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • EOD academy helps Army meet increased mission

    Dec 15, 2008

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A new group-level pilot program was put to the test at Fort Carson Dec. 2-5, to help the Army meet the increasing demand of explosive ordnance disposal resources in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • Local chiropractic college offers service to troops

    Dec 15, 2008

    Active-duty military personnel and their dependents may be eligible to receive free chiropractic care from Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. The services include chiropractic exams, adjustments, radiological imaging, laboratory work and rehabilitation at any of PalmerAca,!a,,cs clinics across the nation.

  • Fierce battle above Shok Valley earns Silver Stars

    Dec 15, 2008

    There are no roads leading into the Shok Valley. The village, which stands sentinel over the valley, is home to one of the fiercest of the insurgent forces in Afghanistan Aca,!" the Hezeb Islami al Gulbadin, or HIG, and one day in April, coalition forces went where no body had gone bebfore

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Army Reserve Soldier learns life lessons from father, Army

    Dec 12, 2008

    As national media outlets and world leaders focus on the inaugural ceremony for the new Commander in Chief in Washington D.C., a small, seemingly unnoticed promotion ceremony took place at the U.S. Army Reserve Readiness Command headquarters here on Friday. There were no bands, color guards or secret service scanning the perimeter, but instead, one command sergeant major doing the right thing Aca,!" ensuring todayAca,!a,,cs Soldier get the recognition and spotlight to shine.

  • Garrison public affairs chief wins prestigious award

    Dec 12, 2008

    The Installation Management Command recognized David McNally for winning the Korea Region Stalwart Award in a ceremony Dec. 10. The IMCOM commanding general presented the award at a formal banquet during the annual Garrison Commander's Conference.

  • DUI vehicle saves lives

    Dec 11, 2008

    A traveling presentation graphically shows Fort Sill Soldiers what effects alcohol can have on driving.

  • Army farewells Wallace team as TRADOC transitions command

    Dec 8, 2008

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey assumed command Monday from Gen. William S. Wallace at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters on Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Realistic training prepares paratroopers for combat

    Dec 8, 2008

    In order to prepare for combat, the 82nd Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, spared no expense to make their recent situational training exercise as realistic as possible.

  • A cavalry tradition continues

    Dec 8, 2008

    Though many years have passed since horse-mounted U.S. Soldiers have seen the battlefield, the traditions of cavalry units past forge on throughout the Army still today.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Lewis

    Dec 8, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren arrived at Fort Lewis on Nov. 25 for a busy day of talking to Soldiers and assessing the care and progress the Warrior Transition Unit has been making.

  • Army Sustainment Command's enlisted aide best in Army

    Dec 8, 2008

    Sgt. Alicia Hight, the enlisted aide to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was recently named the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Enlisted Aide of the Year for 2008 and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs nominee for the Inter-Service Enlisted Aide of the Year competition. She competed against the top enlisted aides from the other services -- Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

  • Fort Bliss participates in 72nd annual Sun Bowl Parade

    Dec 8, 2008

    More than 300,000 spectators lined the streets of downtown El Paso for the 72nd annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade, held on Thanksgiving morning with the participation of Fort Bliss Soldiers, members of the 62nd Army Band and numerous wheeled military vehicles.

  • SAMS graduates first off-cycle class

    Dec 8, 2008

    The Army's School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., graduated 16 officers Dec. 5 in its first "off-cycle" class, as part of what the SAMS director called an "intellectual surge."

  • New York City trip gives students first-hand look at global issues

    Dec 8, 2008

    Army War College students learn about strategic issues in New York City.

  • Awareness key to winter safety

    Dec 5, 2008

    As the leaves begin to change and fall off the trees there are two things that are for certain: Holiday shopping is going to start even earlier this year and winter weather is right around the corner. Good winter safety practices are key in preventing accident and injuries. Accident and injury prevention must be a part of winter activities, both on and off duty.

  • Nurse Corps leaders draw up plan for the future

    Dec 4, 2008

    Leaders of the Army Nurse Corps met in San Antonio, Texas, convened by new ANC Chief Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho to draw up a campaign plan to guide the corps in the future. Aca,!A"The purpose of the Army Nurse Corps campaign plan is to align Nurse Corps priorities with the Army Medical Department and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs strategic plans,Aca,!A? Horoho said.

  • Soldier honors WWI veteran grandfather

    Dec 3, 2008

    As dusk approached the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs skyline, a bugle blasted Aca,!A"RetreatAca,!A? over the hills and the American flag came down the flagpole. As the flag descended, a group of Soldiers met it, caring for the flag as they always do. But this retreat was different. Outside the 59th Ordnance Brigade headquarters, a small group of onlookers gathered to pay respect to another Soldier, one who had proudly served his nation 90 years prior. The flag which flew that day was his flag. It was with him the day he was buried and had remained cased since that day. But for this one day, Nov. 18, his flag flew with pride.

  • Army promotes its first space general

    Dec 3, 2008

    The Army promoted its first space general, Brig. Gen. Kurt Story, on Dec. 2 in a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base. Story isn't the first general to oversee the Army's space operations, but he is the first promoted from within its ranks of orbital experts. He is the deputy commander for operations at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command at Peterson.

  • Reintegration concerns are normal, expected part of deployment cycle

    Dec 2, 2008

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany Aca,!" If youAca,!a,,cre feeling anxious about reuniting with a loved one after being deployed for 15 months, or if youAca,!a,,cve already redeployed and seem to have trouble fitting into the family routine again, thereAca,!a,,cs one important factor you need to realize Aca,!" what youAca,!a,,cre experiencing is normal and usually resolves itself with time.

  • Army Football notes: the Navy game

    Dec 2, 2008

    One of the most storied rivalries in all of sports resumes Saturday at noon with the kickoff of the 109th playing of the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.

  • Tons of turkey head overseas for troops holiday meals

    Nov 28, 2008

    Soldiers and other servicemembers serving in the Middle East dined on a traditional Thanksgiving meal Thursday, thanks to the efforts of Defense Supply Center Philadelphia employees. The supply center has sent thousands of pounds of food - including more than 120,000 pounds of whole turkeys and more than 170,000 pies -- to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Dubai and Djibouti.

  • Warrior Care: Army chief partners with civilian medical community

    Nov 28, 2008

    As part of NovemberAca,!a,,cs Defense Department focus on warrior care, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and key members of his medical team met this week with independent experts in psychology, mental health and resiliency training.

  • Family key to Fort Lewis Soldier's recovery

    Nov 26, 2008

    Much the same as other American families, the Turnbulls look forward to the holiday season. Andrew and Sunee Turnbull have been married 10 years and have three sons. This Army family should all be together for Christmas. Last year at this time, however, things were a bit less settled for the Turnbulls. Andrew, 31, had recently returned home from his second deployment to Iraq with extensive injuries suffered when a hand grenade blew up inside his Stryker vehicle. Along with physical wounds, he had post-traumatic stress disorder. His family is a key element in his ongoing recovery.

  • Armed Forces Inaugural Committee: Servicemembers to help usher in new president

    Nov 26, 2008

    Every four years the United States elects a president, and each time, members of the armed forces have participated in the inaugural events.

  • 'Job Well Done': Bush makes final Presidential visit to thank 101st Airborne Division

    Nov 25, 2008

    President Bush visited Fort Campbell Nov. 25, to thank Soldiers who had recently returned from fighting in the War on Terror.

  • Army beefs up non-lethal capabilities

    Nov 25, 2008

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. Aca,!" Soldiers are trained to use non-lethal force as much as possible. But until recently, not every Soldier had Aca,!A"the right mixAca,!A? of tools and capabilities to meet those goals.

  • Army transforming NCO education system

    Nov 24, 2008

    A redesign of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs noncommissioned officer education system will bring itAca,!a,,cs curriculum closer to what has been taught to officers in the past, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler.

  • Extreme Makeover gives house keys to Army Family

    Nov 21, 2008

    Extreme Makeover, Home Edition picked Chapman, Kansas as the location of its next session to help a military family stationed at nearby Fort Riley, Kan. The Soldier and his family suffered through many personal tragedies. The Soldier returned from Iraq with a severe physical disability, his wife suffered through a bout with cancer and their home was destroyed by a tornado after he returned.

  • Leavenworth releases Leadership Transitions Handbook

    Nov 21, 2008

    Combined Arms Center and Center for Army Leadership at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., has released a new handbook aimed at formalizing procedures for one of the most difficult periods any leader might encounter Aca,!" transitioning into a new position of leadership.

  • Policy change allows experienced Soldiers to serve longer

    Nov 21, 2008

    A recent extension of retention control points means Soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant and above will be allowed to serve the Army longer, should they desire.

  • Veterinary Corps Honors Five with Awards

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Army Veterinary Corps recently recognized five outstanding officers and noncommissioned officers with annual awards.

  • Infantry force will get precision munition

    Nov 20, 2008

    The Infantry Brigade Combat Team is about to get more lethal. With the ArmyAca,!a,,cs decision in June to transition Future Combat Systems technologies to the light infantry force, the Non-Line of Sight-Launch System is slated to join the IBCTAca,!a,,cs portfolio of weapon systems in 2011.

  • Great American Smokeout: employees learn to kick butts

    Nov 20, 2008

    Nov. 20 was the American Cancer SocietyAca,!a,,cs 33rd Great American Smokeout, and many people will be attempting to quit smoking and overcome their nicotine addiction. While many may not be able to completely kick the habit, members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community will have additional help with a pair of battle buddies at the Community Wellness Center on Fort McPherson.

  • New centers helping families of wounded warriors

    Nov 20, 2008

    A key component of caring for wounded warriors is taking care of their families. That's why Soldier Family Assistance Centers now thrive at 34 Army installations across the globe.

  • High-adrenaline program reduces risky behavior for redeploying Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" A free adventure program designed to help redeploying Soldiers deal with post-combat stress will hit the slopes soon.

  • Helicopter battalion to relocate from Korea to U.S.

    Nov 17, 2008

    The 1-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in Korea will relocate to Fort Carson, Colo., in March and then train for deployment to Iraq in the fall of 2009, Army officials announced Monday morning.

  • New EW career field to 'blind enemy' with science

    Nov 17, 2008

    By 2010 the Army expects to have more than 1,500 Soldiers trained in the art of "blinding and deafening" America's enemies by wielding the radio spectrum as a weapon.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 17, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody took the reins as the 17th commander of Army Materiel Command Nov. 14 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Before assuming command, Dunwoody had been promoted at the Pentagon becoming the first female four-star flag officer in U.S. history.

  • Army spouse, veteran wins Rising Star

    Nov 17, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army spouse and veteran Joyce Dodson won the 2008 Operation Rising Star military singing contest Friday and will now have the chance to go to Los Angeles to record a demo CD.

  • Army astronaut blasts off on latest shuttle mission

    Nov 17, 2008

    Army astronaut Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough is a crew member on the space shuttle mission launched Friday, bound for the International Space Station.

  • Website provides centralized resource links for wounded warriors

    Nov 17, 2008

    The National Resource Directory, an online resource center for wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers, their families, veterans, and those who care about them, was launched Monday at Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

  • A Show of Strength

    Nov 17, 2008

    Indian Chief teaches Army audience the word "strong" in his native language

  • DoDDS teachers get an inside look at combat, redeployment

    Nov 17, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" When Soldier-parents deploy to serve in harmAca,!a,,cs way, they leave knowing their children will be comforted by Department of Defense Dependents Schools teachers and administrators.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • Healing environment for Wounded Warriors

    Nov 14, 2008

    If youAca,!a,,cre a wounded Soldier, Redstone Arsenal is a great place to mend. Far from the battlefield and away from large units of Soldiers preparing for deployment, Redstone has established itself Aca,!" through its Fox Army Health Center Warrior Transition Unit and Community Based Warrior Transition Unit Aca,!" as an ideal healing environment for Soldiers with physical and psychological injuries or illnesses. Aca,!A"Their job when they get here is to get better,Aca,!A? said Dr. (Maj.) Mike Madkins, who oversees the medical care for the Fox WTU Soldiers. Aca,!A"We ask them a lot of questions about things that could impact their healing. Hopefully, we will create an environment for them where they will heal and focus on their mission to return to their unit. Everything weAca,!a,,cre doing is focused toward their healing.Aca,!A?

  • Aircraft survivability equipment saving lives in war

    Nov 14, 2008

    Army aviation is predicated on close air support, short-range transportation, surveillance and search and rescue. The term Aca,!A"defenseAca,!A? plays little part in aviation doctrine with the exception of defending ground forces. However, itAca,!a,,cs the defensive systems located within fixed and rotary winged aircraft that allow its crews to accomplish their primary mission while operating in a combat zone. In boxing even the most explosive puncher has to be leery of a cunning fighter who can attack with just the right amount of finesse to render them unconscious. This is the same theory behind the threats that Army aviators are faced with in the ongoing Global War on Terror. With Man Portable Air Defense Systems serving as a prime threat to U.S. aircraft, it is vital that the aviation community is provided with technology that will keep them one-step ahead of a cunning enemy.

  • Dail urges logisticians to 'keep troops foremost in your minds'

    Nov 14, 2008

    The outgoing director of the Defense Logistics Agency here urged military logisticians to always keep the troops foremost in their minds.

  • Staying Power: Wounded Soldier advocate finds his calling

    Nov 12, 2008

    MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Doug Miller never really knew what he wanted to do when he grew up Aca,!" that was, until after he retired this year. The 65-year-old combat veteran and former technology businessman finally found his calling, he said, taking care of Army wounded warriors.

  • U.S. Forces Korea honors veterans

    Nov 11, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" About 100 U.S. and Korean dignitaries and community members gathered to honor veterans at the 8th U.S. Army War Memorial Nov. 11. U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp addressed the group before joining Veteran's of Foreign Wars and Korean officials in laying wreathes and flowers.

  • 2008 Veterans Day Senior Leader Letter

    Nov 10, 2008

    The 2008 Veterans Day Letter signed by the Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Secretary of the Army.

  • Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon program helping Soldiers, families during deployment cycle

    Nov 7, 2008

    From Hawaii to New York, Soldiers and civilians representing nearly every major Army Reserve command traveled to the midlands of South Carolina to discuss, dissect and develop a reintegration process for the ReserveAca,!a,,cs most valuable asset Aca,!" the American Soldier. More than 100 Department of Army and Army Reserve personnel gathered at the 81st Regional Support CommandAca,!a,,cs new headquarters here for an inaugural two-day Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program workshop.

  • ASC builds training event to polish warrior skills

    Nov 7, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Aca,!" More than 35 Army Reserve Soldiers were evaluated during a two-day Situational Training Exercise on Rock Island Arsenal Nov. 1 and 2. Soldiers from the U.S. Army Sustainment CommandAca,!a,,cs Multi-Functional Support Command were challenged in the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully accomplish their wartime mission.

  • Family life changes when Soldiers deploy

    Nov 7, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The upcoming deployment of the 172nd Infantry Brigade will affect not only Soldiers but also spouses and children, many of whom will ask themselves whether they should return stateside for a long visit or stay overseas.

  • Deal or no deal: Soldiers learn to handle variables of modern battlefield

    Nov 6, 2008

    Shots rang out from the tops of towers and inside buildings as the five Stryker vehicles of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment entered the raw sewage water treatment plant near Solo Point. Intel received during the early morning hours alerted a platoon to a chemist poisoning a townAca,!a,,cs water supply, and so the SoldiersAca,!a,,c situational training exercise, dubbed Aca,!A"Operation Tomahawk Shock,Aca,!A? had begun.

  • 'Quiet Professionals' continue key role in terror war

    Nov 4, 2008

    TheyAca,!a,,cre called Aca,!A"the quiet professionalsAca,!A? Aca,!" the elite force that navigated the Afghan mountains on horseback in the opening days of the terror war, and which Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expects to remain in Iraq and Afghanistan long after conventional forces draw down.

  • Army Parachute Team graduates first wounded warrior and largest female class

    Oct 31, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The U.S. Army Parachute Team graduated 12 Soldiers including five females and the team's first wounded warrior.

  • AKO recognized by DOD as information delivery standard

    Oct 31, 2008

    Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online, having just achieved itAca,!a,,cs one billionth user log on at the end of September, received a third place award for improving information delivery and saving the Department of Defense millions of dollars by providing a portal that will become the standard for all DoD agencies.

  • Army Materiel Command supports warriors in transition with Lean Six Sigma

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers and civilians from the Warrior Transition Brigade on Fort Hood, Texas, participated in a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt course sponsored by Army Materiel Command Sept. 8-12. The Warrior Transition BrigadeAca,!a,,cs sole mission is to heal Soldiers returning from war and help them successfully return to duty or transition to civilian life. Its role in healing and caring for Soldiers and their families is crucial to the success of both the Soldier who has served so valiantly and the Army as a whole.

  • USASOC honors clandestine SF unit from Vietnam War

    Oct 31, 2008

    One of the most decorated units in Special Forces history was honored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in a ceremony here, Oct. 24. Project Delta, Detachment B-52, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the most decorated single unit in the Vietnam War, had a memorial stone dedicated in their honor and placed in the Memorial Plaza at the USASOC headquarters.

  • Army veteran puts long-drive energy into FMWR youth sports programs

    Oct 31, 2008

    The second-placer finisher in the 2008 Military Long Drive Championship wishes more kids would get involved with the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Child, Youth and School Services Sports and Fitness programs.

  • Butterflies lead to new live-fire capability

    Oct 31, 2008

    Thank black, white and orange TaylorAca,!a,,cs checkerspot butterflies with their 2-inch wingspans for a new, realistic Fort Lewis training venue. Likewise thank the Euphydryas editha taylori, as theyAca,!a,,cre also known, for helping Stryker companies to fulfill the I Corps commanding generalAca,!a,,cs first priority Aca,!" to train units to fight and win.

  • Tragedy inspires WTU Soldier, wife to serve

    Oct 31, 2008

    For most people, Aca,!A"making good out of badAca,!A? is easier said than done. One Fort Jackson family that was struck hard by fate epitomizes the idea and hopes to inspire others with their story.

  • Medic 'a true hero' on battlefield

    Oct 30, 2008

    A former 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division commander returned to Fort Lewis Oct. 23 to pin the nationAca,!a,,cs second-highest award for valor on the chest of one of the brigadeAca,!a,,cs medics. Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli presented the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sgt. Christopher B. Waiters, only the 17th awarded since the Vietnam War.

  • Innovative unit training

    Oct 30, 2008

    Four Stryker vehicles of Bravo CompanyAca,!a,,c, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry regiment's 3rd Platoon hit their initial phase line in the late afternoon of Oct. 24, the fourth day of live-fire training on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Range 75.

  • ASC hologram turns heads at Army symposium

    Oct 30, 2008

    ASCAca,!a,,cs booth utilized cutting edge technology implemented by PeopleVision, a contractor out of New Jersey. The display depicted ASCAca,!a,,cs missions and transformed them into a Soldier hologram similar to the ones seen in science fiction movies. Staff Sgt. Ready and Col. Ready presented two-minute briefings on ASC to everyone passing by the booth.

  • Civilians deploy

    Oct 30, 2008

    700 U.S. Army Corps Engineers civilians are deployed, and behind every one is a story, a family, and a sacrifice.

  • Working dogs, handlers share special bond

    Oct 29, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" A military working dog team here is waiting to find out whether a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge. Staff Sgt. Cully Parr, a dog handler with the 554th Military Police Company Military Working Dog Section, was deployed to Afghanistan with Rex, an 11-year-old Belgium Malinois shepherd, when they were attacked by insurgents.

  • Dynamic duo committed to veterans

    Oct 28, 2008

  • Livorno exercise tests quick response

    Oct 28, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Livorno tested its emergency response capabilities by conducting an annual force protection exercise Oct. 22.

  • Dogs, handlers share special bond

    Oct 27, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" A military working dog team from here is awaiting news to see if a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge.

  • Bridging the Gap: Redeployment isn't always smooth for Army Families

    Oct 27, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" All Eva Creel wanted for 12 months was for her husband to come home from Afghanistan to be by her side

  • Agreement to protect land near Fort Riley from encroachment

    Oct 24, 2008

    A small white tent, some tables and folding chairs were barely visible as they sat on the edge of an open field in a thick morning fog Oct. 18 just beyond Fort Riley's northeast boundary line. The temporary furnishings were set up for the signing of a historic land agreement that would protect the prairie land from commercial and residential development.

  • Installation Officials Celebrate AFAP's 25th Year

    Oct 24, 2008

    25th anniversary of the Army Family Action Plan celebrated - AFAP continues to make momentous strides made for Families Army wide.

  • Beware of holiday loan traps; learn tips from ACS

    Oct 24, 2008

    Fort Stewart ACS gives tips to Soldiers, Families on how to avoid financial hardships over the holidays.

  • Commentary: Keep Halloween safe

    Oct 24, 2008

    Times have changed but it still takes all our efforts to keep Halloween safe.

  • SECDEF visits home of Army Special Operations for first-time

    Oct 24, 2008

    Special Operations Soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., showed off their expertise for a special, first-time visitor to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Oct. 23. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited USASOC for the first time since taking his current post in December 2006. Gates, who has said Special Operations Forces are the connective tissue for the U.S. military in the War on Terror, had the opportunity to talk with Army SOF Soldiers during his visit.

  • NIMH to study factors that cause suicide

    Oct 23, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Thomas R. Insel, director, National Institute of Mental Health, signed a memorandum of agreement Oct. 23. Under the MOA, the NIMH will conduct a research study for the Army that will focus on the mental and behavioral health of Soldiers, with particular focus on the multiple determinants of suicidal behavior.

  • Former Army Secretary Harvey's portrait unveiled at Pentagon

    Oct 23, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren welcomed Former Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey back to the Pentagon Oct. 22 for the unveiling of HarveyAca,!a,,cs official portrait.

  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation recognizes Army

    Oct 16, 2008

    The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, an internationally recognized non-profit organization, recently awarded the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for contributions toward motorcycle safety.

  • Reconstruction director receives Order de Fleury

    Oct 16, 2008

    Dean G. Popps, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology, and director of Reconstruction and Program Management for Iraq Reconstruction and Stabilization, Department of the Army, receives the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal from Army Maj. Gen. Meredith W.B. Temple, deputy commanding general for Military and International Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Popps was cited Oct. 9 for overseeing the execution of the $13.5 billion Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund's more than 3,400 projects, the largest construction effort since the Marshall Plan following World War II.

  • Shingo Prize

    Oct 16, 2008

    Six Army Materiel Command programs earn the Shingo Prize.

  • Schoomaker portrait unveiled at Pentagon ceremony

    Oct 10, 2008

    An oil portrait of General (Retired) Peter J. Schoomaker was unveiled at the Pentagon today, to the delight of family, friends and top government officials. Schoomaker, former Chief of Staff of the Army, was honored with a special painting in the Hall of Heroes, a physical reminder of his achievements while serving in the Army. Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren were in attendance at the ceremony.

  • Seven Installation Management Command installations win Secretary of the Army "Quality of Life

    Oct 7, 2008

    Quality of Life Awards were presented to seven Installation Management Command installations during the "Strengthening Soldiers and Families Through Community Partnership" Family Forum Oct. 7 at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Chief, top spouse talk families at AUSA

    Oct 7, 2008

    The chief of staff of the Army and his wife focused on the Army Family Covenant at the first Family Forum during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting Monday, saying that major strides have been made, but that the Army still has work to do.

  • Army Secretary announces 'Year of NCO' at AUSA meeting

    Oct 6, 2008

    During his keynote address at the opening of the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced that 2009 would be "the Year Of The Noncommissioned Officer."

  • Guard, Reserve Soldier named Army's best warriors

    Oct 6, 2008

    Two Soldiers, one from the Army Reserve and the other from the Army National Guard, were named the Army's best warriors during a lunch at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition here.

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • Army space Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2008

    Space Soldiers,Aca,!A? the men and women assigned to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, perform myriad, oftentimes little-known, missions using space as their springboards to support U.S. military commanders and civilian organizations both at home and abroad.

  • 2008 Army 10-Miler champs

    Oct 6, 2008

    The Army 10-Miler men's team from Fort Bliss, Texas, holds their trophy aloft after accepting the first place award for the men's category from Maj. Gen. Richard Rowe Sunday in Arlington, Va. The Fort Bliss Women's Team took third place in the women's category.

  • Army astronauts

    Oct 6, 2008

    Just as the Army has its Aca,!A"navy,Aca,!A? Aca,!" something that sounds like a misnomer but isnAca,!a,,ct Aca,!" it has its space, not a prescribed area of land but limitless avenues in the universe that have yet to be charted.

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • 2008 U.S. Army Combatives Championship

    Sep 23, 2008

    An Army-wide combatives tournament is set to kick off Oct. 3-5 at Fort Benning, Ga. For more information, please visit the U.S. Army Infantry Homepage.

  • CFC kicks off campaign across Army

    Sep 22, 2008

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    Sep 22, 2008

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