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  • Christmas Eve road march honors troops

    Dec 25, 2012

    Nearly 1,000 New York Army National Guard Soldiers, family members, friends and members of the Glens Falls, N.Y., community turned out Christmas Eve for the 9th annual road march to support the troops.

  • Reserve Soldiers help terminally ill boy live military dream

    Dec 21, 2012

    The dream of serving in the military for 10-year-old cancer patient Khalil Quarles came true Dec. 19, 2012, with his honorary enlistment in Baltimore.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers give boost to 7-year-old boy battling cancer

    Dec 20, 2012

    On Tuesday, senior leaders, from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division (LI), and state Sen. Patty Ritchie visited the home of Julian Ross, an Oswego County second-grader, who has been battling cancer for more than a year.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot civilians, veterans deliver Toys for Tots

    Dec 20, 2012

    As part of the season of giving, the Corpus Christi Army Depot participated in the Toys For Tots campaign, delivering hundreds of toys and bikes to needy children throughout South Texas.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground volunteers recognized for service to eCYBERMISSION program

    Dec 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army honored three civilian employees at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 1, 2012, for their commitment to enriching students' experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly known as STEM.

  • Corps of Engineers to remove rock from Mississippi River channel

    Dec 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced, Dec. 14, 2012, the schedule for removing rock formations in the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., that pose a threat to navigation as water levels on the river drop.

  • Soldiers helping former Soldiers in the spirit of the season

    Dec 18, 2012

    In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., assisted veterans at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Wash., with selecting, wrapping and shipping presents to loved ones this week.

  • 1-32 Infantry 'Chosin' Soldier receives national leadership award

    Dec 17, 2012

    A Soldier with the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warriors in Transition Unit, received the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award during the 51st Annual USO Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner, Dec. 13, 2012, held at a hotel located in the middle of New York City's famous Times Square.

  • Americans honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 16, 2012

    An estimated 27,000 people converged on Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 15, 2012, to lay some 110,000 wreaths on gravesites of veterans and their spouses, according to cemetery officials.

  • Corps of Engineers releases additional water from lake to aid Mississippi River traffic

    Dec 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District began increasing releases from Carlyle Lake, Ill., Dec. 15, 2012, in support of safe navigation on the Mississippi River.

  • Young cancer survivor, amputee joins World Class Athlete Program ranks for day

    Dec 13, 2012

    Before Monday morning's roll call, Soldiers with the World Class Athlete Program fell into formation. Among them, propped up on crutches and dressed in his own Army Combat Uniform, stood 10-year-old Benjamin Smith.

  • Natick official named to Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council

    Dec 12, 2012

    An official from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center was named to the Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory Council in Massachusetts.

  • Army's C4ISR community continues support to STEM program

    Dec 12, 2012

    Army engineers, scientists and business professionals volunteered to be virtual judges for an online science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM, competition for students during an annual sign-up road show at the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance campus at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 11, 2012.

  • Army invites public to review range modernization planning documents

    Dec 11, 2012

    The Army announces the availability of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for Modernizing and Operating Training Ranges on Previous or Existing Range Sites on Army Training Areas and invites the public to provide comments until Jan. 11, 2013.

  • 99-year-old World War II veteran, retiree recalls Pearl Harbor, war years

    Dec 11, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- To help put this year's Pearl Harbor Day remembrance into perspective, one of Watervliet Arsenal's oldest living retirees this week recalled life at the Arsenal during the early days of World War II.

  • Corps of Engineers, National Guard efforts spotlighted 1 month after Hurricane Sandy

    Dec 11, 2012

    On the evening of Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the New Jersey coast resulting in the most damaging disaster in state history. Since then, Federal funds obligated to assist the residents and communities in the state have totaled more than $730 million.

  • Fans view new equipment, technologies at Army-Navy game

    Dec 11, 2012

    The Army displayed a wide variety of equipment and technologies at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 2012, including the tactical operations center, mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, a Stryker vehicle, small and large military robots, and a variety of Soldier weapons, uniforms, helmets and body armor, during the 113th Army/Navy football game.

  • Vicenza military community members meet local mayors

    Dec 11, 2012

    For some, living overseas can be scary and frustrating. Vicenza military community members had a chance to speak to mayors of their respective communities to ask questions, voice concerns, and sample local products. About 30 municipalities of the Vicenza province displayed their specialties in the fourth 'Meet the Mayors' event.

  • IMCOM leaders help Bears & Texans honor vets, discuss TBI

    Nov 26, 2012

    Leadership from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, including Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, participated in the Chicago Bears' annual tribute to military veterans during their Sunday Night Football game against the Houston Texans on Veterans Day at Soldier Field.

  • Local community leaders observe field artillery demonstrations

    Nov 26, 2012

    Battery A, 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted a field training exercise that began Nov. 13, 2012, and finished with a community live-fire demonstration, Nov. 15.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl selects 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year nominees

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has nominated 16 high school seniors for the 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football's highest honor.

  • Soldiers, NFL players team up against brain injuries

    Nov 26, 2012

    Soldiers from 7th Infantry Division and former National Football League players shared their experiences with traumatic brain injuries during a round-table discussion, Nov. 20, 2012, at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the Seattle Seahawks' practice facility.

  • Internet romance scams use Soldiers' identities

    Nov 26, 2012

    Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud -- especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Army Corps employs barges to move storm-damage debris out of NYC

    Nov 25, 2012

    Since its barging operations began Nov. 10, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 26,000 tons of debris out of New York City coastal neighborhoods devastated by last month's Hurricane Sandy and up the Hudson River.

  • Army Corps helps clear damaged trees in Queens following Sandy

    Nov 22, 2012

    At 6:30 a.m., on Thanksgiving Day, dozens of local and out-of-state tree-clearing crews began to trickle in with their bucket trucks and wood chippers to a parking lot near Alley Pond Park. The work is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' overall emergency debris removal mission.

  • Soldiers bring warmth to local community

    Nov 21, 2012

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, along with Seoul American Middle School students and the Korean Foreigners Friendship Cultural Society, delivered coal briquettes to the households of elderly and low income families living in Ahyeon-dong, South Korea, Nov. 19, 2012, so they could stay warm over the winter.

  • Wiesbaden students raise money for hurricane victims

    Nov 21, 2012

    Students at Aukamm Elementary School in Wiesbaden, Germany, laid quarters end to end throughout the school and raised $1,454 for victims of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 16, 2012.

  • Natick Soldiers, employees help soup kitchen

    Nov 20, 2012

    A Soldier's boots tend to get a bit more wear than those of the average person. This is especially true for Spc. Rebecca Fant of Natick Soldier Systems Center, who gave up an extra pair of her boots to a woman without shoes during a weekly trip to a local soup kitchen.

  • N.Y. Guard to help Sandy victims over Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 20, 2012

    As Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 1,100 members of the New York National Guard continue their support to recovery efforts following landfall of Hurricane Sandy or augment New York City law enforcement at transportation centers for the single largest travel day in the nation.

  • Soldiers still helping with mess left by Sandy

    Nov 20, 2012

    Thousands of Soldiers from across the country have been involved in rescue and then recovery efforts since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast late last month. Many are still helping with the cleanup.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers to generate power for Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 19, 2012

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has stated that his top priority is to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and luckily, the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., is helping to do just that.

  • Paving the way to Natick's future

    Nov 19, 2012

    When it comes to the future of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Town of Natick may be about to provide a better road to success.

  • Kansas City Chiefs show appreciation for military with game, events on field

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 50 in all, shared the unique opportunity of re-enlisting on the playing field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., before the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs military appreciation game, Nov. 18, 2012.

  • Army band is Budokan bound

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Pacific Band traveled to a Japan Ground Self Defense Force camp to rehearse with Self Defense Force members for the upcoming marching band festival in Tokyo.

  • Natick observes National Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 16, 2012

    A member of the Nation of Arawak Indians spoke to the Natick Soldier Systems Center community, Nov. 15, 2012, during NSSC's National Native American Heritage Month observance in Hunter Auditorium.

  • Home at last: A Soldier's remains return to American soil

    Nov 16, 2012

    In the late morning of Nov. 6, 2012, a commercial jet touched down at Syracuse International Airport, marking the ending of one Korean War Soldier's saga that began with his enlistment into the Army in 1948, and ended with closure for his family.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort

    Nov 15, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in American history, hit the Northeast in late October, resulting in more than $50 million in damage. In response to the catastrophic storm, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers deployed to New York City and New Jersey, where they have been working around the clock to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • Building green: Corps of Engineers explores overseas LEED alternative

    Nov 15, 2012

    Think global, act local. The phrase, popularized in the 1970s on the back bumpers of hippies' Volkswagens and on the front of their T-shirts, has evolved through the years and taken on a wider meaning. Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is considering the adoption of local green building standards to meet the Army's worldwide environmental and energy performance goals.

  • 'Spirit of Hope' awardees find unique ways to thank troops

    Nov 15, 2012

    Six Americans who've dedicated considerable time to U.S. service members received the 2012 Spirit of Hope Award, Nov. 15, 2012.

  • Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

    Nov 15, 2012

    As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations.

  • Corps of Engineers works with N.Y. Dept. of Sanitation in Hurricane Sandy debris removal

    Nov 14, 2012

    Trucks full of debris from Hurricane Sandy continue to arrive daily on Fresh Kills Land Fill, Staten Island, which is being used as a temporary staging site for debris collected from the Oct. 29, 2012, storm.

  • Army Corps of Engineers lends a hand to citizens of Nassau County

    Nov 14, 2012

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York Recovery Field Office in Queens, N.Y., inspected several wings that were not in use at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale, Nov. 13, 2012.

  • President recognizes veterans' service, sacrifice

    Nov 13, 2012

    President Barack Obama laid a flowered wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Nov. 11, 2012, and after thanking all veterans, he said more than a million warriors will transition back into civilian life over the next few years.

  • 'Task Force Support' Soldiers provide relief to Hurricane Sandy responders

    Nov 12, 2012

    In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division deployed to New York City and New Jersey to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • November 11, 2012--America's enduring obligation: Honoring Soldiers for Life

    Nov 11, 2012

    As we celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, we remember the fallen, and show our solemn pride for the heroism, strength, and dedication of those still among us -- the veterans we know as our friends, neighbors, and relatives.

  • Massive logistical effort marks N.Y. Guard response to Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 11, 2012

    Almost 4,000 troops, operating more than 1,300 trucks and Humvees, have delivered 2.5 million emergency meals and 150,000 blankets to storm victims, and fueled more than 13,000 city vehicles, while visiting more than 12,000 homes and apartments to check on residents, since Hurricane Sandy hit the night of Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Old Guard Soldiers welcome Honor Flight Ohio

    Nov 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) gathered in Washington, D.C., to welcome World War II and Korean War veterans to the World War II Memorial, Oct. 20, 2012.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade assists with hurricane recovery

    Nov 8, 2012

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the federal government called upon 10th Combat Aviation Brigade personnel and assets to assist in the recovery of affected areas.

  • N.Y. Guardsmen 'watching wires' as utilities restore power in Hudson Valley

    Nov 7, 2012

    In The Hudson Valley counties of Rockland and Westchester, New York Army National Guard Soldiers are teaming up with utility crews to identify downed power lines and repair them so that power can be restored in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Nov 7, 2012

    With Orient Shield 12 winding down, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with their Japan Ground Self Defense Force counterparts, participated in a historical tour of the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan, during the first of two culture days.

  • Army engineers helping restore power to Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers of the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., are assessing facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy and are coordinating generators to temporarily restore power.

  • National observance to honor America's veterans

    Nov 6, 2012

    The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Nov. 11, 2012, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military as well as a memorial service for General of the Armies John J. Pershing.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers to assist with election in storm-battered areas

    Nov 5, 2012

    New Yorkers who are still without power in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will get some help in casting their votes on Election Day from the New York Army National Guard.

  • Army activates Reserve units for Hurricane Sandy relief

    Nov 5, 2012

    For the first time, the Army Reserve has activated three units to assist with a domestic disaster relief effort, under a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act.

  • Army engineers provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy. USACE teams have deployed to strategic locations to help at critical facilities like hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.

  • National Guard relieves suffering after Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 4, 2012

    About 7,000 Guard members are helping people who are living without power while facing low temperatures, and people whose water-ruined possessions are piled at the curb, all while local transportation infrastructure crippled and simply pumping gas can be a day-long chore, in communities worst-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

  • Corps of Engineers helps pump NYC floodwaters

    Nov 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping pump water out flooded New York City and providing generators to temporarily restore electricity to areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in both New York and New Jersey.

  • RDECOM, NSRDEC representatives attend STEM summit

    Nov 1, 2012

    Representatives from Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were among more than 1,000 people who attended the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, held Oct. 11, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers rescue 7 adults, 1 child after Sandy

    Nov 1, 2012

    Virginia National Guard Soldiers trudged through high water and cut trees to clear a path for two rescue missions that transported seven adults and one child to safety at two locations, Oct. 30, 2012, on Cattail Road in the Mears, Va., area.

  • Old Guard Soldiers brave Hurricane Sandy to render honors, ensure others' safety

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) remained dedicated to their missions in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., despite the onset of Hurricane Sandy.

  • World War II veteran identified, returned home

    Nov 1, 2012

    In 1947, the parents of U.S. Army Air Corps Tech. Sgt. William S. Cassell received word that their son was one of eight U.S. Army Air Corps airmen presumed dead after the aircraft in which they were flying went missing.

  • Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Nov 1, 2012

    Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, more than 9,100 National Guard troops across 12 states have been assisting with search and rescue operations, food and water distribution, debris removal and providing security and shelter for storm victims.

  • USAMU Olympians hailed in nation's Capitol

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldier Olympians from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made the rounds in Washington D.C., Oct. 19-24, 2012, talking about their summer and helping inspire Soldiers and civilians alike.

  • More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 7,400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen were mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, 2012, and more were on the way.

  • N.Y. mobilizes more than 2,300 Guardsmen to battle Hurricane Sandy aftermath

    Oct 30, 2012

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized more than 2,300 Soldiers and Airmen by Oct. 30, 2012, to assist local communities and first responders for the forecasted storm surge and floods associated with Subtropical Storm Sandy's landfall, Oct. 29.

  • Wizards salute military vets during NBA Cares Week

    Oct 29, 2012

    A group of professional athletes served a group of service men and women, wounded warriors, veterans and mothers of fallen heroes at "Salute to the Stars," a luncheon that honored America's bravest Oct. 22, 2012, at an upscale steakhouse in the nation's Capitol.

  • National Guard assists governors of states in Sandy's path

    Oct 29, 2012

    National Guard members are at work in seven states as Hurricane Sandy takes aim at the East Coast.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami

    Oct 28, 2012

    As more governors declared states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy, the National Guard stood ready to respond to the aftermath of the storm.

  • Boston program helps veterans finally reach home

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital teamed up in 2009 to form the "Home Base Program" to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Landstuhl medics aid local woman after car crash

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sounds of a crashing car startled three Soldiers one recent evening as they ran up the steep Kirchberg hillside just west of town.

  • DOD awards $49 million to public schools

    Oct 24, 2012

    Despite budget cuts, the Department of Defense Education Activity awarded almost $49 million in grants earlier this month to public schools that teach military children.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers, color guard featured in Game 3 of NLCS

    Oct 19, 2012

    Thirty Soldiers and a Joint Services Color Guard from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., participated in pre-game ceremonies for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, Oct. 17, 2012, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

  • N.Y. bridge dedicated to fallen hero

    Oct 17, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Derek Farley began greeting visitors as they entered and left the small town of Nassau, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2012, after the Route 20 Bridge was named after him.

  • Project leaves legacy, creates greater understanding of German-American ties

    Oct 16, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It began with a group of strangers touring a vacant U.S. military housing area near Frankfurt and ended with friends celebrating having made a lasting contribution to German-American relations.

  • Hawthorne Army Depot partners with Walker River Paiute Tribe

    Oct 16, 2012

    Hawthorne Army Depot and the Walker River Paiute Tribal Council, signed a Memorandum of Understanding which clarifies notification procedures for rail shipments crossing the reservation and outlines responsibilities for joint emergency response and training opportunities between the depot and the tribe.

  • Eighth Army participates in Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 15, 2012

    GYERYONG, South Korea - The Republic of Korea Ground Festival Forces Festival is one of the largest and most unique military exhibitions in the world.

  • Keg tapping ceremony a thank you to garrison friends, supporters

    Oct 12, 2012

    Fort Belvoir officials thanked supporters and friends of the post with traditional German food, music, beer and fun during the ceremonial keg tapping event Friday, part of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 17th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Freemont Field. More than 120 guests attended the VIP invitation-only event, including Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, commanding general for the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region/Military District of Washington; Army Reserve Ambassador for the Commonwealth of Virginia Ron Adolphi and Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.

  • Chicago Columbus Day Parade Welcomes USAR Soldier, Capt. Jerry Giovannelli

    Oct 11, 2012

    60th Annual City of Chicago Columbus Day Parade (2012)

  • Fort Meade firefighters help extinguish apartment fire off post

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Fort Meade Fire Department was the second arriving engine and the first truck at the two-alarm fire at Odenton's Seven Oaks Apartments, Sept. 30, 2012. The blaze resulted in the evacuation of residents living in 24 apartments, including four that were occupied by Fort Meade personnel.

  • California city joins Army's Partnership for Youth Success

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Southern California Recruiting Battalion and the City of Coronado, Calif., teamed up to employ Army veterans during a Partnership for Youth Success signing ceremony at the Coronado City Hall, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • What is the USACE Galveston District's Levee Safety Program?

    Oct 10, 2012

    Q. What is a levee? A. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a "man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding." The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of levee systems in the Houston area are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-constructed Texas City and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, Freeport and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, the Port Arthur and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System and the locally constructed levee systems in Fort Bend County.

  • Mission not impossible: responding to disaster

    Oct 10, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is part of a broad Planning and Response Team, a special team of individuals who respond to disasters like flooding and hurricanes within days of the end of a disaster.

  • JMC Commander visits veterans at Iowa City VA Medical Center

    Oct 10, 2012

    Commanding general, JMC, visits VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa

  • Military Talk explains the value of a veteran

    Oct 10, 2012

    Chicago Ideas Week kicked off its Ideas Festival Oct. 8, with a 'Military Talk' session at the Goodman Theater in downtown Chicago. The Military Talk focus was taking the audience from the front lines to the home front, and then explaining a Soldier's readjustment to life after war.

  • Signing event renews USAEC Adopt-A-School partnership

    Oct 9, 2012

    In an event presided over by FSHES Principal Tonya Hyde, Dr. Gail Siller, Superintendent of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District joined USAEC Commander, Col. Mark A. Lee in signing a special poster-sized agreement featuring photos of past Adopt-a-School activities. With the signing, USAEC volunteers agreed to continue sharing knowledge of the environmental sciences, professional career paths and a genuine love of lifelong discovery with FSHES students and faculty.

  • Fort Lee archaeology facility to share history, artifacts with public

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Borrow an archaeologist's eyes, and you'll see a different Fort Lee.

  • Alaska soldiers challenge local hockey team

    Oct 4, 2012

    University of Alaska hockey players team up with the Soldiers of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division for a day of Army training.

  • American troops participate in Gangnam Marathon

    Oct 3, 2012

    American military personnel and their families participated in the 2012 Gangnam Marathon in Seoul, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Postal Service sets holiday mail deadlines

    Oct 26, 2011

    The United States Postal Service and Military Postal Service Agency have released deadlines to ensure packages arrive to Military and State Department post offices overseas by December 25, 2011.

  • Keeping pace with special needs children

    Oct 17, 2011

    The mother of an autistic child on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is working to create an education program for children like her son, who suffers from an autism spectrum disorder and doesn't benefit from mainstream classrooms.

  • Biden, Odierno support military children

    Oct 17, 2011

    Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spoke on behalf of military children, at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's national conference, citing the challenges and stresses they endure to an audience of child support professionals from across the nation.

  • MEDCOM aims to apply 'Medical Home' model worldwide

    Oct 17, 2011

    The Army Medical Command is working to improve care by focusing on creating clinics based on small-group family practices.

  • KCA signs Army Community Covenant

    Oct 17, 2011

    Kansas chiropractors pledged their commitment to service members in a community covenant signing here Oct. 15 at the 100th anniversary celebration and fall convention of the Kansas Chiropractic Association.

  • Army hosts Army Hawaii Polo at Fort Shafter

    Oct 15, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, threw out the match ball and welcomed the military and public to a day of Army polo Oct. 15 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter. The exhibition match between the Army Gold and Army Black teams was a culmination of an inaugural polo season for Army Polo Hawaii that participated in five games, all of them a benefit for the Association of the U.S. Army, which supports Soldiers and their Families.

  • Firefighter wraps up nearly 50 years of service

    Oct 14, 2011

    Why would a German employee give nearly five decades of his life to the U.S. Army?

  • 24th FM Co returns home

    Oct 14, 2011

    Soldiers of 24th Financial Management Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, stepped onto Cottrell Field, Oct. 5, to a chorus of cheers and applause after a year-long deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. "It feels amazing to be home," Spc. Billy Stanley said, a commercial vendor services specialist assigned to the 24th FM Co., STB, 3rd Sustainment Bde., 3rd Inf. Div. "It's an indescribable feeling; I'm just looking forward to spending time with my Family."

  • Battle Boar Families receive Master Resiliency overview

    Oct 14, 2011

    Soldiers and Family Members from 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, participated in a Master Resiliency overview and Family Readiness Group meeting held at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater, Oct. 5.

  • Barracks Life: Let's broadcast it, defeat domestic violence

    Oct 14, 2011

    An American entertainer drew international attention in 2009, but it wasn't his headlining performances and chart-topping singles that had everyone talking about Chris Brown. The pop music icon was plastered all over the news as he was charged with a felony assault on his then-girlfriend and R&B recording artist, Rihanna. Most of us remember the high-profile domestic case that rattled the 'Facebook Generation' two and a half years ago. Disgusted, the American public took a stance against the intolerable crime, and broadcasted their support against domestic violence through social media venues, blogs, text messages and protests. But in that same year we took a stance against Brown's Hollywood drama that unfolded on just about every major television network, there were thousands of other Americans who were also suffering similar tragedies behind closed doors.