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  • Contractor wins Ten-Miler T-shirt design contest

    Jul 2, 2009

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

  • Leaders of veterans discuss issues facing Soldiers

    Jul 2, 2009

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

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

    Jul 2, 2009

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

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

    Jul 1, 2009

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

  • Secretary Geren makes ground-level assessment at Fort Drum

    Jul 1, 2009

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

  • Drill sergeant competition sees camaraderie amid challenge

    Jun 30, 2009

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

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

    Jun 30, 2009

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

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

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

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

    Jun 30, 2009

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

  • ADA colors uncased at Fort Sill

    Jun 30, 2009

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

  • Combat Aviation Brigade wraps up error-free Iraqi deployment

    Jun 30, 2009

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

  • Army launches new water-safety tool

    Jun 30, 2009

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

  • NCO awarded Silver Star for courage under fire in Afghanistan

    Jun 30, 2009

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

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

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

  • Army team gives special welcome home to all wounded

    Jun 29, 2009

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

  • Golden Knights seek candidates

    Jun 26, 2009

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

  • Army names top drill sergeants for 2009

    Jun 26, 2009

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

  • Rules spelled out for G.I. Bill transferability

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 19, 2009

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

  • Army seeks nominees for outstanding electronic warfare unit

    Jun 19, 2009

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

  • Soldiers, singers, songwriters, help tell Army story

    Jun 19, 2009

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

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

    Jun 19, 2009

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

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

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Soldiers can find housing online

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Hundreds gather to plan Army Reset for Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

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

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

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Fort Jackson Soldier earns Silver Star

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Birthday salute

    Jun 15, 2009

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

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

    Jun 13, 2009

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

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

    Jun 12, 2009

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

  • Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

    Jun 12, 2009

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

  • Sergeant Major Academy seeks input on name change

    Jun 12, 2009

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

  • Web standards order opens some social networking sites in CONUS

    Jun 12, 2009

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

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

    Jun 11, 2009

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

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

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Fort Bragg's unique Soldiers help alleviate combat stress

    Jun 11, 2009

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

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

    Jun 11, 2009

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

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

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Doctor applies traumatic brain injury experience to mission

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Army anthropologists apply science to uniform fit

    Jun 11, 2009

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

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

    Jun 11, 2009

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

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

    Jun 10, 2009

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

  • Wounded recruiting office shooting victim praises Army for support

    Jun 10, 2009

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

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

    Jun 9, 2009

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

  • National Guard stands ready for hurricane season

    Jun 9, 2009

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

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

    Jun 7, 2009

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

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

    Jun 5, 2009

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

  • Army partnership helps Wounded Warriors pursue higher education

    Jun 5, 2009

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

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

    Jun 3, 2009

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

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

    Jun 2, 2009

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

  • Army publishes first National Guard retirement guide

    Jun 1, 2009

    The Army has published a 56-page retirement guide for National Guard Soldiers and their families which covers subjects ranging from retirement point credits to how to apply for retirement pay.

  • Soldiers prep to support D-Day ceremonies for 65th anniversary of invasion

    Jun 1, 2009

    When the time comes Saturday, to honor the servicemen who fought and died supporting the D-Day invasion of Normandy 65 years ago, thousands are expected to flock to the shores of Utah Beach and Omaha Beach to pay homage to the bravery and sacrifice of these heroes, and behind the scenes of it all will be the Soldiers of the 18th Military Police Brigade as well as several other Army units.

  • U.S. Army parachute team makes historic jump

    May 29, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, made a historical jump as part of their 50th Anniversary, onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The demonstration was part of the Memorial weekend kick-off as members of the Gold demonstration team glided effortlessly toward Liberty Island, before a crowd of more than 3,000 spectators.

  • Army, Marines boast two new vehicle programs

    May 28, 2009

    During a joint roll-out ceremony May 14, Department of Defense program managers commemorated the production of two vehicles intended to help the U.S. military travel in battle at a faster, safer rate.

  • Military Motherhood Award winner was just doing her job

    May 28, 2009

    She did the bravest thing a mother could do when she drove away from our house, leaving her son and not knowing if she would see him again. Many people ask her how she could go off to war and leave her son behind...she always replies the same. She joined the Army to serve and protect her country and if her country needs her...she needs to do what is expected.

  • Army helps warriors in transition heal closer to home

    May 28, 2009

    The Army Warrior Transition Command that oversees the Warrior Transition Units, is issuing refined criteria and instructions for assignment to WTUs which will allow more Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to recover in their hometowns through Community Based Warrior Transition Units.

  • Army Ten-Miler to open 500 additional spots to servicemembers

    May 28, 2009

    Army Ten-Miler officials announced that an additional 500 race entries that will be offered to U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers through an online lottery held June 15 - 18.

  • Florida Guard preps for hurricane season

    May 28, 2009

    Torrential rains gave a realistic backdrop to National Guard training last week, as Soldiers and airmen prepared their emergency response efforts for the hurricane season, which begins June 1.

  • Aviation Branch welcomes new senior NCO

    May 27, 2009

    With the passing of the symbolic NCO sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Tod L. Glidewell became the 12th Aviation Branch senior enlisted NCO.

  • New Orleans Army Reserve Center rededicated after Hurricane Katrina

    May 27, 2009

    A Hurricane Katrina damaged Army Reserve center in New Orleans was rededicated May 17 as the newly refurbished facility opened its doors to Army Reserve Soldiers for the first time since 2005.

  • Army launches program to advance senior civilian careers

    May 27, 2009

    The Army is scheduled to launch a new central management talent pool for senior civilians -- GS-15 or NSPS upper pay-band 3 equivalents -- with a registration drive starting at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 8.

  • Documentary highlights success of Land Warrior system

    May 27, 2009

    Aca,!A"Keep Up the Fire,Aca,!A? a new documentary produced by the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive Office Soldier, tells the story of the first infantry unit deployed to Iraq with the Land Warrior system.

  • Former Mr. America, NYPD officer continues service

    May 27, 2009

    From the jungles of Vietnam to the streets of New York City to the deserts of Iraq, one noncommissioned officer has proven his dedication through decades of service.

  • Ordnance schools case colors at Aberdeen

    May 26, 2009

    The flags and guidons of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools, Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School floated in the breeze as the Army's largest corps symbolically ended its 92-year stay at Aberdeen Proving Ground during its school colors casing ceremony at Ordnance Circle, May 8.

  • Army to celebrate 234th birthday

    May 26, 2009

    Ever since June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army has been defending America's liberty and to help celebrate its 234th birthday, Army commands will host a variety of events throughout June.

  • Gates urges West Point graduates to become great leaders

    May 25, 2009

    Before 970 cadets took the oath of office or "covers" were tossed high overhead, graduating West Point cadets heard some praise and sage advice from their future boss.

  • PEO Soldier unveils lighter, more lethal weapons systems

    May 21, 2009

    Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., serves as the organization responsible for virtually everything a Soldier wears or carries opened its doors recently to give the media a look at some new gear in development that will lighten a Soldier's load while improvimg survivability, lethality and comfort.

  • NCOs inducted into Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame

    May 20, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame inducted two noncommissioned officers during a ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center, May 19. Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Smith and Sgt. Maj. William McBryar joined the only other NCO in the 95-member Hall of Fame, 1st Sgt. Percival Lowe, who served at Fort Leavenworth from 1849 to 1859.

  • Army wants to be good neighbors in Colorado

    May 20, 2009

    The Army won't resort to eminent domain to acquire land for the expansion of the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site in Colorado.

  • Army recognizes former NCOs in Congress

    May 20, 2009

    As part of the Army's continued celebration of the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, senior Army leaders, Tuesday, recognized 10 members of the 111th Congress who have served as NCOs.

  • Soldiers sharpen skills during exercise

    May 20, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Field exercises are the bread and butter of American Soldiers preparing to serve in operations anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.

  • Soldiers streamline unit movement into theater

    May 20, 2009

    In the last nine months they've trained and processed more than 12,000 Soldiers into the Iraq Theater of operations. By the time they leave in August, that number is expected to climb to nearly 18,000.

  • Army names top maintenance award winner

    May 20, 2009

    The third week of April was a benchmark for USAG-Red Cloud's Directorate of Logistics. That is when the Department of the Army announced they had awarded Red Cloud Department of Logisitcs the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence.

  • New manpower chief vows to strengthen Army Family

    May 19, 2009

    President Barack Obama's nominee for assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs said, May 12, at his confirmation hearing that he is aware of the concerns about dwell time, which directly affects families.

  • European training center offers Special Forces training to conventional forces

    May 19, 2009

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's International Special Training Centre (ISTC) has opened its courses to qualified conventional forces from the U.S. military stationed in Europe.

  • Chief discusses plan to increase dwell time

    May 18, 2009

    Soldiers could find themselves with as much as 24 months time between deployments if plans for military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan come to fruition.

  • Army divers in Hawaii prepare for deep sea mission

    May 18, 2009

    In the Army, engineers routinely fix, tear down and build structures on land. One such team of engineers does their tasks with an added challenge of an air tank strapped to their backs in depths far lower than commercial divers.

  • Biden announces Pentagon Housing Assistance Program expansion

    May 15, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden announced the Defense Department's plan to expand its housing assistance program with $555 million devoted to servicemembers forced to sell their homes at a loss due to the country's struggling housing market.

  • Soldier meets President during citizenship ceremony

    May 15, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- A Fort Campbell Soldier became a naturalized U.S. citizen May 1, in a ceremony held at the White House during which she was personally recognized by President Barack Obama.

  • Army service can be much more than wearing of uniform

    May 14, 2009

    In local protocol arenas, Huntsville's John Rogers holds the rank of a three-star general. He is also considered a personal representative of the Secretary of the Army. Yet, Rogers doesn't spend his days wearing an officer's uniform. Although he is a retired colonel, Rogers often dons civilian dress for local Army ceremonies and events.

  • Army makes progress in achieving balance, Casey says

    May 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The Army is making progress toward getting current operational needs and long-term requirements back in balance, but there is still a long way to go, the service's top officer said Wednesday.

  • Army names male 'Athlete of Year'

    May 13, 2009

    Capt. Shawn Dodge, commander of Headquarters and Operations Company, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, has been selected as the Army's 2008 male Athlete of the Year for his running ability.

  • DoD identifies 4 Soldiers killed in Camp Victory slayings

    May 13, 2009

    Military officials identified four soldiers who were killed in a shooting at a combat stress center at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • Army requires different leaders to fight irregular wars, general says

    May 13, 2009

    The Army will require a different type of leader in the fight against terrorism and other kinds of irregular warfare, the Army's top troop trainer said Tuesday.

  • Army embraces social media at conference

    May 13, 2009

    More than 500 military and civilian public affairs operators from across the Army met May 4-6 for the 2009 Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium. The goal of the forum was to operationalize information engagement.

  • Gates recommends McChrystal for top spot in Afghanistan

    May 12, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Citing the need for new thinking and new ideas in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has recommended President Barack Obama nominate Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the new commander of NATO and U.S. forces there.

  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers win 2009 Best Ranger Competition

    May 11, 2009

    A team from Fort Benning's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, has won the 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • MacArthur awards go to company leaders reflecting duty, honor, country

    May 11, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented 28 Soldiers with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award at a Pentagon ceremony Friday.

  • Army fields new MRAP rollover trainers

    May 11, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The U.S. military is fielding a new vehicle rollover simulator to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • NCO 'D.A.R.E.s' local kids away from drugs

    May 11, 2009

    What surprised Sgt. Ricky Torrez, the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer, the most during his first year teaching the D.A.R.E. program was just how much more fifth graders of today know about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

  • Political humorist Colbert tackles Basic Combat Training

    May 8, 2009

    While the vast majority of new Soldiers arrive to Basic Combat Training in a bus from the airport, the Army's newest private arrived in a style befitting his cult-like status.

  • Army Secretary focuses on Fort Carson issues

    May 7, 2009

    Secreatry of the Army Pete Geren visited Fort Carson May 5, 2009, to discuss issues important to the post.

  • Land gift to university means opportunity for Fort Hood families

    Apr 30, 2009

    The Army officially gave more than one square mile of land from Fort Hood to Texas A&M University during a ceremony April 30.

  • Fort Carson military police unit named best in Army

    Apr 30, 2009

    While deployed to Iraq, Fort Carson's 59th Military Police Company worked with the Iraqi police, assisting with training and recruiting. For their work, the company was recognized with the JP Holland award, naming them the best MP Company in the Army.

  • Official explains proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability rules

    Apr 30, 2009

    With the Department of Veterans Affairs ready to begin accepting sign-ups for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1, the Defense Department is working to get word out on its proposed policy regarding the bill's transferability provisions to help servicemembers decide if the new benefit is right for them.

  • Event challenges Soldiers to get finances in order

    Apr 29, 2009

    Soldiers were challenged to get their personal finances in order and to learn to be better savers of their money during a Department of Defense-sponsored 'Financial Readiness Challenge,' April 28, at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Career Counselor of the Year receives award

    Apr 29, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Strate Flessas, a career counselor in the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), accepted an award as the 2008 Army's Career Counselor of the Year at a Department of Army Retirement Ceremony rehearsal on Fort Myer, Va.

  • CASAs sustain Army Strong

    Apr 28, 2009

    They're called Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army, or CASAs. They are special Army ambassadors who interface with Army commanders and the Secretary of the Army on issues affecting their region and they can be found across the U.S.

  • Army takes lead in social media networking to reach families, American public

    Apr 27, 2009

    The new Online and Social Media Division of Army Public Affairs, formed in January, hosted an afternoon 'meet and greet' event for 21 Milbloggers at the Pentagon prior to their weekend conference in Virginia.