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  • Army cancels brigade's Iraq deployment

    Oct 20, 2009

    An Army brigade slated to deploy to Iraq in January was relieved of its deployment orders this weekend without current plans for a new mission.

  • Afghanistan strategy review will continue to move forward, Gates says

    Oct 20, 2009

    Questions about the legitimacy of Afghanistan's national elections are a complicating factor, but President Barack Obama's strategic review doesn't hinge on the outcome, and ongoing military operations aren't being affected, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Monday.

  • TRADOC launches new organization to focus on new recruits, officers

    Oct 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command launched a major subordinate organization for Initial Military Training to provide higher-level emphasis on education and leader development from the first day of training to when a Soldier's arrives at their first unit assignment.

  • Army leadership listens to survivors at SOS Summit

    Oct 19, 2009

    About 55 survivors of fallen warriors traveled from Germany and points across the United States earlier this month to discuss and evaluate the progress Survivor Outreach Services has made.

  • Disability Employment Month: Army helping wounded warriors find jobs

    Oct 15, 2009

    This month the nation observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the Army Wounded Warrior Program is focusing on efforts to help more disabled veterans find employment.

  • Soldiers, family, community prevent domestic abuse

    Oct 15, 2009

    October is the month each year that as much information as possible is presented throughout the civilian and military communities to recognize the Domestic Violence Prevention programs.

  • Army looks to lighten load for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army is poised to introduce a plate-carrier vest to provide Soldiers more lightweight gear in the challenging operational environments of Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers test Army's newest parachute in preparation for Army-wide fielding

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army's newest parachute made its Fort Lee, Va., debut as six members of the school, which will be responsible for the training the rest of the Army, logged a successful jump.

  • Year of the NCO: Distinguished Service Cross recipient outlines keys to success

    Oct 15, 2009

    Leadership and the Army standards are key elements of success for individual Soldiers, according to a Distinguished Service Cross recipient from Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • 'Advise and Assist' brigade helps bridge project

    Oct 15, 2009

    On a floating bridge beside the stump of a modern concrete highway span under construction here, two middle-aged men talk through an interpreter about the job before them.

  • Army meets recruiting goals for quantity, quality

    Oct 14, 2009

    The Army -- along with all branches and all components of the Armed Forces -- met its recruiting goals in fiscal year 2009, by meeting or exceeding both numeric goals and quality benchmarks for new recruits.

  • Army leaders detail commitment to Family Covenant

    Oct 13, 2009

    Since the Army Family Covenant was first signed two years ago, the service's investment in family programs and facilities has doubled to $1.5 billion, Army leaders said.

  • Newly trained counter-IED teams deploy to Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2009

    Servicemembers who participated in the first state-side training program for joint counter-IED teams have just arrived in Afghanistan for a year-long assignment.

  • Division commander focuses on future fights

    Oct 13, 2009

    As he focuses on a new approach to supporting the fight in Afghanistan, the new 10th Mountain Division commander said he also intends to volunteer his Soldiers to serve as an operational test-bed for the Army's long-term modernization efforts.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems leading fight

    Oct 7, 2009

    The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles technology in the mid-1990s has made Unmanned Aircraft Systems the weapon of choice for the Army commanders engaged in contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army plans resiliency training to deal with stress

    Oct 7, 2009

    Over the next few months, the Army will place renewed emphasis on its suicide-prevention training and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, two generals who head the programs said during the Family Forum at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Tuesday.

  • Chiarelli: Mental wounds 'no phantom issue'

    Oct 7, 2009

    The "signature wounds of this war" are post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday.

  • New SecArmy recognizes quality-of-life initiatives

    Oct 7, 2009

    New Army Secretary John McHugh recognized outstanding quality-of-life improvements, programs and best practices from around the Army during the second Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Tuesday.

  • SMA speaks to junior enlisted Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston addressed junior enlisted Soldiers during a seminar at the Association of the United States Army conference, Oct. 6, 2009.

  • Army leaders go 'green,' stress energy conservation

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Army is taking a number of steps to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency at commands worldwide.

  • USASMA commandant speaks to changes in NCO development

    Oct 7, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler, commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, laid-out specific changes to noncommissioned officer education curricula during a Sergeants Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting.

  • Army names 7th Army NCO, 1ID Soldier as its 'best warriors'

    Oct 6, 2009

    An NCO academy leader in Germany and an intelligence specialist from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., earned top honors this past week at the Army's 2009 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Army fights against domestic violence

    Oct 5, 2009

    Army leaders plan to work hand in hand with family advocacy specialists to increase awareness of domestic violence, educate military families about the signs of abuse and reinforce the negative effects domestic abuse has on Army family readiness while highlighting prevention and victim programs and services.

  • McHugh: 'Failure is not an option'

    Oct 5, 2009

    The way ahead in Iraq and Afghanistan will be tough, but America's Soldiers can handle it, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • TRADOC debuts Institute for NCO Professional Development at AUSA

    Oct 5, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command senior noncommissioned officer, and John Sparks, retired TRADOC command sergeant major, introduced the new Institute for NCO Professional Development during a Sergeants Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

  • 25th Army Ten-Miler sets event records

    Oct 5, 2009

    The silver anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler produced event record times in the men's and women's divisions and the largest field of registered runners in the history of America's largest 10-mile race.

  • Drill Sergeant determined to return Army Strong

    Oct 5, 2009

    A sudden accident may have cost Staff Sgt. Luis Elias his hand, but it hasn't stripped him of his positive attitude or impacted his plans for the future.

  • 'Pershing's Own' band gets first female CSM

    Oct 5, 2009

    The finest musicians in all of the Army gathered at Fort Myer, Va., on Friday to welcome the first female command sergeant major to the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Deployed sergeant's MRAP invention may be mass produced

    Oct 2, 2009

    The new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles used in theater have proven extremely effective in protecting Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion from deadly attacks by remaining extremists during their yearlong deployment.

  • Three Army posts transform to joint bases

    Oct 2, 2009

    An Army installation in New Jersey and two in Virginia officially transformed Thursday to become part of new joint bases.

  • ARRA: Defense Department announces Housing Assistance Program details

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Housing Assistance Program, with $555 million boost from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • Army answering flood of GI Bill questions

    Oct 2, 2009

    Three Soldiers in the Army's Enlisted Policy Division have been busy answering up to 100 questions daily from the field regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  • Some troops in Iraq may face deployment extension

    Oct 2, 2009

    The deployments of about 1,600 U.S. troops in Iraq could be extended in the weeks following the national election slated to occur in January, Pentagon officials said Thursday.

  • Former Army chief discusses challenges in Army's future

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, former chief of staff of the Army, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students about potential future challenges for the Army and career officers Sept. 23, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • New Sustainment Center patch signifies 'One Team'

    Oct 1, 2009

    In a ceremony at the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters Sept. 25, Soldiers replaced the former Combined Arms Support Command patch with the new SCoE patch.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Sep 30, 2009

    During a visit with wounded warriors in Germany, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed challenges his Soldiers and their families have successfully faced in the last few years, and explained initiatives underway to help -- one of them scheduled to begin over the next month.

  • Army to pay tuition assistance direct to schools

    Sep 30, 2009

    Life should get a bit easier for Soldiers attending accredited colleges who have previously paid tuition out-of-pocket and then were reimbursed through the tuition assistance program.

  • Soldiers telling PTSD stories will decrease treatment stigma

    Sep 30, 2009

    It will take Soldiers telling about their successful treatment of post traumatic stress disorder to begin breaking down the stigma that prevents other troops from seeking care, said Brig. Gen. Colleen McGuire.

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

    The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world. All entitled beneficiaries want to receive the care they have earned, and sometimes that means demand exceeds supply, especially when Army medics also must support an Army at war.

  • Civilian employees to receive equal base salary increases

    Sep 30, 2009

    Defense Department employees paid under the National Security Personnel System will receive the same base salary increases this year as their General Schedule counterparts.

  • Army users prepare for update to Vista software

    Sep 29, 2009

    In an effort to improve network security, the Department of Defense has mandated the migration of all Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system.

  • VA to provide emergency checks to students awaiting benefits

    Sep 29, 2009

    Checks for up to $3,000 soon will be available to students who have applied for Veterans Affairs educational benefits and who have not yet received their government payment.

  • Engineers team up with robot at NTC to clear IEDs

    Sep 28, 2009

    More than 3,000 Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, just ended two weeks in the box at the National Training Center preparing for an upcoming deployment to Iraq, and a number of them conducted unique route-clearance training there with a Talon robot.

  • Military leaders cite adaptability as key to fighting insurgents

    Sep 25, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been learning experiences, forcing military leadership to reassess and modify tactics to effectively counter an irregular foe.

  • Leaders take new missile defense plan to Congress

    Sep 25, 2009

    President Barack Obama's decision to restructure a previous missile defense plan designed to protect Europe from a possible ballistic missile attack from Iran provides a more effective, flexible system that will take less time to implement, senior Pentagon officials said on Capitol Hill today.

  • Afghanistan strategy must focus on al-Qaida, Obama says

    Sep 22, 2009

    The fight in Afghanistan must be narrowed to its original intent of stamping out al-Qaida and hunting down Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

  • John McHugh assumes duties as 21st Secretary of Army

    Sep 21, 2009

    John McHugh was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Army Monday, following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. As Secretary of the Army, McHugh has statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the U.S. Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management.

  • ROK, U.S. hold first ever Army-to-Army staff talks

    Sep 21, 2009

    A U.S. delegation met with their Republic of Korea counterparts in Daejon, South Korea, last week for the first Army-to-Army staff talks between the two countries. The purpose of the talks was to improve ROK-U.S. interoperability, improve ROK capacity and further strengthen ROK-U.S. relationships.

  • Ordnance begins new era at Fort Lee

    Sep 20, 2009

    After training Soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for nearly a century, the U.S. Army Ordnance School cased its colors, packed up and headed south.

  • Tattoos and the Army: a long and colorful tradition

    Sep 19, 2009

    Tattoos and the military have a long and colorful history. Modern pop culture credits the Navy with introducing the art of tattooing to the United States in the early 1900s, when Sailors returning from distant lands displayed their skin-art souvenirs.

  • Newest Medal of Honor recipient honored at Pentagon

    Sep 18, 2009

    Department of Defense and Army officials inducted fallen hero Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in a ceremony Friday.

  • AW2 launches new Web site, Blog

    Sep 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program launched a redesigned Web site and blog Thursday as part of the program's realignment under the Army's Warrior Transition Command.

  • Army warns against education counseling scams

    Sep 18, 2009

    Officials with the Army Continuing Education System caution that some civilian organizations are taking advantage of uninformed Soldiers.

  • New cammo pattern may blend in better in Afghanistan

    Sep 18, 2009

    Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan will soon see two new test camouflage patterns on the backs of fellow Soldiers.

  • President awards Medal of Honor to fallen Soldier's family

    Sep 18, 2009

    President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor posthumously to the family of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti during a White House ceremony Thursday.

  • Preparedness is key to lessen uncertainty

    Sep 14, 2009

    Many members of the Army family have often remarked that the only thing certain in their lives is uncertainty.

  • Kentucky exempts Soldiers from state income tax

    Sep 14, 2009

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed the state's military tax exemption bill Sept. 9, in a ceremony at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

  • New MRAP training in Europe building Soldier confidence

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are the first in Europe to use MRAPs as part of their mission rehearsal exercise in August and September at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area.

  • New maneuver center insignia announced

    Sep 10, 2009

    When the first Soldiers of the maneuver center don new shoulder insignia during the MCOE activation ceremony Oct. 1, it will be a revised version of the new patch introduced in February 2008.

  • Essay winner asserts change needed in NCO education

    Sep 10, 2009

    "Educating the Strategic Corporal: A Paradigm Shift" took first place in this year's Gen. William E. DePuy writing competition on leadership.

  • Army trains Marines in Alaska wilderness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Members of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command are preparing for Afghanistan's rugged terrain by training in the wilds of Alaska with some help from Soldiers.

  • New selection process, assignment procedures for CSMs in 2010

    Sep 9, 2009

    Beginning in October 2010, the Army will hold command sergeant major selection boards that will mirror the current officer selection process where new commanders are centrally selected and assigned to battalions and brigades.

  • Combatives team gears up for all-Army contest

    Sep 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Johnson was exhausted and dripping with sweat after a recent early-morning combatives training session that stretched for nearly three hours.

  • Gates hears military children's education issues

    Sep 9, 2009

    As President Barack Obama was in nearby Arlington giving his pep talk Tuesday to America's schoolchildren, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived on Fort Belvoir, Va., in a receiving mode to hear firsthand about challenges military children face in the education system.

  • First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative rolls out across IMCOM-Europe

    Sep 9, 2009

    The new First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative - FSBI - rolled out across Installation Management Command-Europe on Sept. 1. The program affects the management of the single Soldiers barracks. However, the general principles of the program have already been in effect within the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux for several years.

  • Housing market crisis hits home with Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2009

    Military homeowners are facing tough financial decisions in the current housing market. In the last year three Soldiers have approached U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Community Service financial counselors with questions about how to stay out of bankruptcy in association with their homes back in the United States.

  • FORSCOM relocation planning accelerates as move nears

    Sep 8, 2009

    FORSCOM's deputy commanding general, Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, reviewed plans for the BRAC-directed relocation of the command's headquarters from its long-time home at Fort McPherson, Ga., during a Aug. 26, briefing.

  • Duran is first Army AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year

    Sep 3, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Luis Duran representing Company E, 71st Transportation Battalion, 8th Transportation Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va., was named the first Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year during a ceremony on Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 3.

  • Decorated veteran leads West Point Corps of Cadets

    Sep 3, 2009

    Since 1872, the U.S. Military Academy has selected one firstie to lead the Corps of Cadets as its brigade commander or First Captain. The names of the First Captains are etched on plaques outside a room in Eisenhower Barracks documenting the history of the position.

  • Army expects H1N1 vaccine in October

    Sep 3, 2009

    Soldiers and families can expect to get two flu shots this year. In addition to the conventional flu shot administered each fall, the H1N1 or "Swine Flu" vaccine should be available by mid-October.

  • 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.