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  • 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

    The Combined Federal Campaign, which kicked off Sept. 1 and runs through Dec. 15, is the worldAca,!a,,cs largest annual workplace charity drive. CFC raises millions of dollars each year to assist more than 4,000 charities through donations from federal employees and servicemembers that support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

  • Six AMC programs receive Shingo Public Sector Award

    Sep 22, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing has recognized six U.S. Army Materiel Command programs with the 2008 Shingo Prize Public Sector Award for achievement in implementing Lean systems in support of the manufacturing, repair, overhaul and maintenance of warfighter equipment.

  • Army Chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston (slideshow)

    Sep 22, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Anniston Army Depot Sept. 18, 2008.

  • 82nd Airborne engineers re-enact famous WWII river crossing

    Sep 22, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Running two miles with a boat overhead, then frantically paddling across a lake might seem like an exhausting feat, but for the engineers of the 82nd Airborne Division, it's just a fun way to pay tribute to the past.

  • Vital acquisition training treks to Southwest Asia

    Sep 22, 2008

    Here today, for the first time in Southwest Asia, Eighteen Soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors completed the classroom portion of the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course Ac"a,! known in the field as Acquisition 201B Ac"a,! one of the most difficult to obtain requirements for professional certification in the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics field.

  • Icon of Photography: Yu spends 50 years documenting Soldiers

    Sep 22, 2008

    The 71-year-old photographer, Yu, Hu Son, has followed 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers throughout the Korean peninsula for more than 50 years.

  • 1st BSTB learns NBC during Spartan Stakes

    Sep 22, 2008

    Chemical and biological attacks are a threat to a Soldier's life. To help mitigate this threat, Soldiers from 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted training on Nuclear Biological and Chemical tasks Aug. 12-22 at Camp Hovey.

  • Former pro athletes share insights with Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    Senior leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team sat down with two former professional athletes for some insight and fellowship during a chaplainAca,!a,,cs leadership luncheon recently on Fort Drum.

  • Medics receive battlemind training to help fellow Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers received training last week on one aspect of war that does not always take precedence: the battle of the mind.

  • Augusta civilians in Army boots

    Sep 19, 2008

    Citizen leaders go through tough Army training introduction.

  • Army preps families for emergencies

    Sep 19, 2008

    Ready Army is a new, Army-wide campaign developed by HQDAAca,!a,,cs Installation Preparedness Branch, Army Emergency Management Program. The campaign was launched Sept. 1 to coincide with the fifth annual National Preparedness Month.

  • Open for Discussion: Benelux group helps combat vets talk through issues

    Sep 19, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, BELGIUM Aca,!" Although Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and Army organizations located here do not deploy battalions of Soldiers to combat, there are individual troops and small groups who are on constant rotations to battle zones. Additionally, nearby installations are often the next assignment for many who have finished a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Marshall Center librarian wins national honors

    Sep 18, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" Marshall Center library technician Jill Golden was honored as the 2007 Federal Library Technician of the Year during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.

  • Odierno assumes command of coalition forces in Iraq

    Sep 16, 2008

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed command of Multi-National Force-Iraq from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during a ceremony at al Faw Palace in Baghdad today.

  • Gen. Petraeus ceremony

    Sep 15, 2008

    Gen. David Petraeus will hand over command of Multi-National Forces Iraq to Gen. Ray Odierno, Tuesday, in Baghdad.

  • Sky Soldiers kick off Warrior Adventure Quest in Europe

    Sep 15, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team got WAQed during three days of high-adrenaline, high-adventure outdoor activities here Sept. 8-10.

  • Army Child and Youth Services name now includes 'school'

    Sep 15, 2008

    Army Child and Youth Services is now Army Child, Youth & School Services. The Army has renamed this key Family and MWR Program because of the renewed focus at every level to support the schools serving our Army children.

  • Consequence Management Response Force to join Army Northern Command

    Sep 15, 2008

    As America remembers the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, more than 800 members of a joint response force are preparing for their new mission of responding to CBRNE, or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive incidents.

  • SMDC Provides Direct Support to War Fight

    Sep 12, 2008

    National defense and war fighters rely on missile capabilities and space-based communications. The Space and Missile Defense Command leads the ArmyAca,!a,,cs effort in both fields. Aca,!A"We are the premier space and missile defense organization within the Army,Aca,!A? Col. John Hamilton, SMDC chief of staff, said. Aca,!A"We have a number of roles and functions that we perform.Aca,!A? SMDC completed its move to the Werhner von Braun Complex in 2007 as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure. It was a return home of sorts. Their predecessor, the Redstone Anti-Missile Missile Office was created on the installation in 1957 and the organization has maintained a presence of some sort at the installation ever since. Over the years, the organization has seen many changes to reflect its mission in the evolving Army. Most recently, its name took on the added title and responsibilities of the Armed Forces Strategic Command in 2006.

  • G-1, Pentagon employees remember 9/11 fallen

    Sep 12, 2008

    One survivor of the attack on the Pentagon said she couldn't cry for more than two years after the event -- and today, the event still seems unreal.

  • 21st TSC returns from Georgian humanitarian mission

    Sep 12, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" It was a fairly short but weighty deployment for the Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command. The majority of the 21st TSCAca,!a,,cs Soldiers who deployed to Republic of Georgia on a humanitarian assistance mission there returned to Panzer Kaserne Sept. 10. The others returned in smaller numbers at various times and dates.

  • 106th Signal Brigade activated at Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 11, 2008

    When the 106th Signal Brigade was operating in the 1990s in Panama, one of its customers there was U.S. Army South. But because of the provisions of the Panama Treaty of 1977, all U.S. forces left Panama and the brigade was inactivated in 1997.

  • Family members, troops, veterans join 4th annual Freedom Walk

    Sep 8, 2008

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2008 Aca,!" Some came to the National America Supports You Freedom Walk today to help heal scars left when the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack on the Pentagon ripped a loved one from their life. Some came to remember coworkers with whom they had served, whose days were cut short when American Airlines Flight 77 smashed into the building. Many who hadnAca,!a,,ct experienced a personal loss said they walked to honor those who did, and to show support for troops who continue to defend the freedoms attacked that day.

  • Reserve NCO Retires After 42-Plus Years

    Sep 5, 2008

    Reserve Master Sgt. John Kennedy has spent a lot of years in his Army boots. Forty-two and a half, to be exact. Drafted to serve in Vietnam, Kennedy has been known as Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs longest serving active duty Reserve Soldier. But on Sept. 1, Kennedy officially retired from his role at Headquarters & Headquarters Garrison Operations, ending a military career that has included tours in Vietnam and Korea, a deployment in Afghanistan, and various medals and honors, including two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with Valor and induction in the Madison County Hall of Heroes. HeAca,!a,,cs also enjoyed a civilian career on Redstone Arsenal. Aca,!A"The Army is probably the best thing that happened to me, even though it wasnAca,!a,,ct my choice,Aca,!A? Kennedy, 61, said. Aca,!A"It taught me discipline, it helped me to mature, it gave me an education, training and lots of opportunities. Because of the training, I was able to work in civil service. And all the people IAca,!a,,cve met in the Army and government have been great.Aca,!A?

  • Golden Knights' selection underway

    Sep 5, 2008

    The Golden KnightsAca,!a,,c 2008 Assessment and Selection kicked off with 20 candidates vying for the honor of wearing the black and gold uniform of the The U.S. Army Parachute Team.

  • National Guard teams with local citizens to stem breached levee

    Sep 5, 2008

    Members of the National Guard and personnel from a local construction company in Plaquemine Parish, La. secure heavy sandbags to a CH-47 Chinook Sept. 3. The National Guard dropped about 175 sandbags into a 300-foot breach in a Plaquemine Parish levee.

  • Combat Medic Receives Bronze Star with Valor

    Sep 5, 2008

    Spc. Ryan Martinette earned a Bronze Star with Valor while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom two years ago. More importantly, he learned to give of himself, learned what it is to be a Soldier and found out what it means to be a combat medic.

  • Program Offers Customers New Ways To Submit Feedback

    Sep 4, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" A new Army program is offering garrison customers new avenues to let their voices be heard, whether itAca,!a,,cs to recognize outstanding service, bring forth a concern or make a recommendation.

  • Ready Army Launches at Fort Sam

    Sep 4, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" Ready Army, an emergency preparedness campaign, is under way and aimed at Soldiers, their Families, Army civilians and contractors to prepare them for all hazards and to encourage them to Aca,!" Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.

  • Army Family Action Plan

    Sep 4, 2008

    Maj. Gen. MacDonald says the Army Family Action plan still at work.

  • H3 Workshop

    Sep 3, 2008

    The Army is healing, helping and hiring its Heroes.

  • Speaker shares survival story

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" With Nov. 3 just around the corner, when Americans Aca,!" men and women Aca,!" will turn out in multitudes to elect the 44th President of the United States, it seems fitting that this yearAca,!a,,cs WomenAca,!a,,cs Equality Day theme was Aca,!A"Celebrating WomenAca,!a,,cs Right to Vote.Aca,!A?

  • Foundation announces Army scholarship awards

    Aug 29, 2008

    The Army Scholarship Foundation announced Aug. 15 the award of seven scholarships to children of Soldiers, veterans and spouses of active duty enlisted Soldiers. The foundation was created in 2001.

  • Army launching 'I. A.M. Strong' prevention campaign

    Aug 27, 2008

    The I. A.M. Strong campaign will empower Soldiers to Aca,!A"Intervene, Act, and MotivateAca,!A? to prevent sexual assault, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said.

  • CSA: More dwell time will allow conventional ops training

    Aug 27, 2008

    Dwell time for Soldiers between deployments is expected to increase to 17 months next year, and almost to 24 months by 2011, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. He said this will allow the National Training Center to once again focus on Aca,!A"conventional operationsAca,!A? and not just counter-insurgency training.

  • A Letter to Veterans

    Aug 27, 2008

    To Those Who Have Served: A Letter to the Veterans

  • Deployed Soldier donates money, R&R time to the needy

    Aug 27, 2008

    Whether it is sacrificing time with their family, personal comforts - or even their life - the duty of a Soldier eventually requires sacrifice in some way or another. Certain Soldiers, though, go beyond that to give more.

  • 2nd CAB pledges neighborly flights

    Aug 27, 2008

    The commander of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a town hall meeting to discuss issues concerning the community of Pyongtaek July 11.

  • 2ID receives latest winter equipment

    Aug 27, 2008

    Thanks to Program Executive Office Soldier, the nearly 10,000 Soldiers of 2ID received the Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System, and the Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment.

  • Army Family Action Plan continues sustainability

    Aug 26, 2008

    Maj. Gen. John MacDonald told bloggers last week in a Pentagon teleconference that the Army Family Action Plan through its series of workshops has resolved or reviewed some 633 Soldier and Army family issues since inception in 1983 and that it will continue to be sustainable.

  • Hot New Look!

    Aug 26, 2008

    The Army Introduces Soldiers to the New Army Service Uniform.

  • Commentary: Women's Suffrage movement 'pathway' to greater female participation in mi

    Aug 26, 2008

    Women's Equality Day is Aug. 26, commemorating when women were granted suffrage. Since the American Revolution and the founding of our country, many women have honorably served in our nationAca,!a,,cs defense...

  • Soldiers now have more flexibility in naming beneficiaries

    Aug 25, 2008

    Based on changes to law over the past two years, Soldiers now have greater flexibility in determining whom they designate to receive their $100,000 death gratuity.

  • Nurse honored to take care of Soldiers

    Aug 25, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs nothing like looking after the health of Soldiers and their families. Since going to college on an ROTC scholarship, Maj. Elizabeth Vinson has faced challenges, overcome obstacles and stretched her own abilities to provide the best nursing care possible to Soldiers. SheAca,!a,,cs served in Germany, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and at various installations in the U.S.

  • 'Run for Fallen' trek ends at Arlington

    Aug 25, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the National Guard Bureau were among 150 men and women who ran the final 6.2-mile leg of the national Run for the Fallen which paid tribute to the more than 4,000 members of the armed forces who have died during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Women's Equality

    Aug 25, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ensworth talks about women's equality and the 19th Amendment.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier earns Soldier's Medal

    Aug 22, 2008

    The deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Maj. Gen. Alan Bell, and the commanding general for U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, awarded the Department of Defense SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Aug. 22, to an Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldier assigned to the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion in Abilene, Texas. Staff Sgt. Jacqueline L. Hunt, a Civil Affairs Specialist and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, earned this honor for saving the life of a traffic accident victim near her Texas hometown. The SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal is the seventh highest medal awarded to U.S. military Soldiers.

  • Army releases message announcing new service uniform

    Aug 21, 2008

    Out with the old, in with the blue. The Army has made it official; the green service uniform, which has defined the service since the mid-1950s, is on the outs.

  • 30 commands cited for work on Army Birthday

    Aug 21, 2008

    Army Secretary Pete Geren this week honored 30 Army communicators who excelled in programs and events designed to raise public awareness of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday.

  • West Point Cadet learns AKO ropes

    Aug 21, 2008

    At 7:30 in the morning, West Point Cadet Daniel James Smith was sitting at his computer at the Army Knowledge Online office inputting change-management requests into the business process management database.

  • Army Community Covenant signing at Fort Riley

    Aug 21, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and the daughter of Staff Sgt. Jose and Elizabeth Vera sign their names to Greater Fort Riley Community covenants during the Army Community Covenant ceremony Aug. 20 at Fort Riley while her parents and her brother look on.

  • Army 'cycle school' teaches motorcycling fundamentals

    Aug 21, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea — Master Sgt. Gregory Deschapell, 8th U.S. Army, has been operating motorcycles for about three years in Korea. Although he has never had an accident, he knows it's important to brush up on motorcycle safety skills.

  • 2008 LandWarNet Conference draws huge turnout

    Aug 20, 2008

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2008) - Despite the blustery weather brought on by Tropical Storm Fay, the opening conference of the 2008 LandWarNet Conference at the Broward County Convention Center was filled to capacity, leaving dozens of people to stand along the wall.

  • Experiencing the Women's Auxiliary Corps

    Aug 20, 2008

    Debbie Kilpatrick, a Fort Lee environmental protection specialist, recalls her experience with the Women's Auxiliary Corps, in celebrating the history upon Women's Equality Day Aug. 26.

  • Army Emergency Management workshop trains during Hurricane Fay

    Aug 20, 2008

    More than 100 emergency disaster preparedness officers and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear preparedness specialists from installations across the Army are meeting this week in Tampa, Fla., just as Hurricane Fay threatened to hit the Gulf Coast and caused trainers to come prepared for a real-life disaster.

  • Congressional Black Associates welcomed by DOD reps

    Aug 20, 2008

    About two-dozen members of the Congressional Black Associates received a brief introduction to the Department of Defense Aug. 12 from Army acquisition executive Dean Popps and others.

  • Old Guard Soldiers named Military District of Washington's best

    Aug 20, 2008

    Twenty-eight Soldiers from all over the country and the world competed in a grueling competition that named the National Capital Region Non-commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • USAG Schinnen Soldier is Army's BOSS President of the Year

    Aug 20, 2008

    SCHINNEN, The Netherlands -- Sgt. Jessenia Diaz Lopez, president for the USAG Schinnen Netherlands Boss Program, took top honors as the commanding general and command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command named her "Boss President of the Year" during the annual Boss Forum at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va., Aug. 8.

  • Aiming for Gold

    Aug 20, 2008

    Pfc. Vincent Hancock takes Gold in his Olympic event.

  • AFAP taking care of families for 25 years now

    Aug 19, 2008

    During this the 25th anniversary of the Army Family Action Plan, Army spouses can be proud of the strides made for families Army-wide.

  • Ironhorse reignites Army Female Development Program

    Aug 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Female leadership from 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division reignited The Army Female Development Program by holding a brigade-wide female-specific meeting recently.

  • Soldiers improve force protection training

    Aug 19, 2008

    The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., is focused on improving the force protection capabilities of Soldiers about to deploy to combat areas.

  • Voting Keeps the Army Strong, Oct 12-18 is Absentee Voting Week

    Aug 15, 2008

    Article informing Soldiers, Families Vote options

  • Army Family Action Plan turns 25 years old

    Aug 15, 2008

    Starting Aug. 15 and in the coming months, the Army will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Army Family Action Plan, senior leaders said, citing an ongoing commitment to families embodied in the Army Family Covenant.

  • Army offers language bonus to ROTC cadets

    Aug 14, 2008

    The Army is now offering a monetary incentive for new Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to study critical languages such as Arabic. The language incentive is part of the Officer Accession Pilot Program authorized by Congress to help the Army recruit commissioned officers. The program additionally includes a $5,000 bonus for college students who complete the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course and agree to become Army officers, and authorizes the Army to offer two-year Army-service contracts to experienced doctors and other medical professionals, and chaplains, between ages 43 and 60.

  • Byers loses in Olympic quarterfinals, vows to wrestle for medal in London

    Aug 14, 2008

    BEIJING Aca,!" After being eliminated Thursday from the quarterfinals of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers vowed to continue his quest for the Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games.

  • Next mission: Conquering the virtual battlefield

    Aug 14, 2008

    With more than 8 million registered users, the Army-developed video game AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army is an interactive, first-person shooter game that allows civilians a taste for the Soldier-life. However, what debuted in 2002 as a communication tool for the Army to promote awareness and Army values to the general public has evolved into a practical training tool for Soldiers.

  • Hometown News kicks off holiday greetings program

    Aug 14, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" An Army and Air Force Hometown News Service team from San Antonio will be traveling throughout Europe in August and September to record holiday greetings for broadcast on television and radio stations in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

  • Hard Work Pays Off

    Aug 13, 2008

    Spc. Eller takes the 7th Gold for the U.S. in the Olympics.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 13, 2008

    In part three of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about his personal commitment to the Army.

  • Finney Recreation Center wins top DA honors

    Aug 13, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Striving to be the best Army community in Europe has long been the goal of USAG Schweinfurt commanders and garrison agencies. Recently, those efforts have been widely-recognized as successes, ranging from commendations for the best Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program in Europe to, most recently, the best recreation center in the Army.

  • Wounded warriors train to climb Mount McKinley

    Aug 12, 2008

    Maj. Marc Hoffmeister and a group of severely wounded warriors are training to climb North AmericaAca,!a,,cs highest peak.

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