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  • Let the Game Begin: 'All-American' Bowl Events Kickoff

    Jan 3, 2008

    Some of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs most decorated Soldiers introduced themselves to some of the top high school football athletes in the country during an ice-breaking social when they were matched up to a friendly competition of push-ups, sit-ups, with a little karaoke thrown in.

  • Army Kicks Off All-American Bowl Week

    Jan 3, 2008

    The top 91 high-school football players in the country meet with their Army "Soldier-hero" counterparts during a series of events and contests leading up to this weekend's nationally-televised "All-American" Bowl football game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Soldiers and Players View Fiesta Bowl

    Jan 3, 2008

    Soldier heroes and high-school football players watch the Fiesta Bowl during a viewing party in San Antonio Jan. 2. The players are in town for the Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 5, an annual matchup of the nation's top high-school football players.

  • Armed Forces Bowl Honors America's Military

    Jan 2, 2008

    The action on the field at the Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 31 in front of a record crowd of 41,000 was merely the capstone to a day of events honoring the men and women who defend the nation.

  • Army Navy Football Game 2007

    Dec 1, 2007

    Images from the 108th meeting of the football teams of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. in Baltimore Md. Dec. 1, 2007.

  • Contaminated Water in New Jersey

    Nov 30, 2007

    USACE helps clean up contaminated ground water in New Jersey.

  • Learning the Basics with Army Family Team Building

    Nov 28, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" If youAca,!a,,cre wondering what your spouses mean when they say the ETA for dinner will be NLT 1900 hours, the Army Family Team Building program has just the class for you.

  • Garmisch Helps Medevac Seriously Injured Child

    Nov 28, 2007

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" Members of U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch assisted in the Nov. 13 medical evacuation of a seriously injured German child.

  • Baghdad Day celebrated at Zawra Park

    Nov 27, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" For the first time in nearly four years, residents from across Baghdad gathered together to honor their cityAca,!a,,cs heritage and celebrate the once-annual holiday known simply as Baghdad Day, Nov. 17.

  • RDECOM showcases technologies at I/ITSEC 2007

    Nov 27, 2007

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is showcasing its various technologies at the 2007 the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week, Nov. 27 to 29. Attending RDECOM Elements include the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, the Simulation and Training Technology Center, and the Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • From civilian to Soldier, 2 of 5 - Training begins

    Nov 23, 2007

    Watch a civilian tranform to a Soldier through Basic Combat Training.

  • From civilian to Soldier, part 1 of 5 - Welcome to the Army

    Nov 23, 2007

    See how a civilian tranforms to a Soldier through Basic Combat Training.

  • Soldiers meets famous email pal

    Nov 20, 2007

    S Soldier who became email pals with Reba Mcentire finally met her in person after a state celebration.

  • TACOM CG pleased with changes at Sierra

    Nov 20, 2007

    MG Lenaers recent visit to Sierra Army depot in October.

  • 2007 Jacksonville Jaguars Military Appreciation Day

    Nov 20, 2007

    The Jacksonville Jaguars held their first Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Alltell Field. Members of the Florida Army National Guard's C Company, 1st Battalion, 111 Aviation Regiment led the Jaguars to the field for pre-game introductions while Army BG Rick McCabe administered the oath of enlistment to more than 100 military recruits during an on-field enlistment ceremony held during half-time.

  • School Supplies to Needy Children

    Nov 15, 2007

    Major recognized for his efforts to get school supplies to needy children in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.

  • 'Grill Sergeants' to debut on Pentagon Channel

    Nov 13, 2007

    Under the hot lights of the television studio, Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner was the featured chef in the taping of a new Pentagon Channel lifestyle program called, Aca,!A"The Grill Sergeants" which will debut later this fall. In between shoots at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, Turner said it was an honor to be chosen as the showAca,!a,,cs first host. Aca,!A"I have been humbled by the amount of work from a lot of great people here and the camaraderie among everyone putting this show together,Aca,!A? said Turner. Brian Natwick, Pentagon Channel general manager, said the concept for the show originated to expand the channelAca,!a,,cs lifestyles programming. Having already filmed an exercise show called, Aca,!A"Fit for Duty,Aca,!A? Natwick said a cooking show would fit well into the lineup. Aca,!A"In lifestyle programming, the goal was to put an emphasis on readiness,Aca,!A? said Natwick. Aca,!A"The first show focuses on physical fitness, and the new show highlights healthy eating. The two shows meld well in providing information on how to stay fit and healthy so that our military members can continue on with their mission.Aca,!A? A recent taping was all about the family dining experience. Segments included Aca,!A"Saving Private Dining: Reviving the Art of Eating Together,Aca,!A? and Aca,!A"For the Love of Family Favs ... Bringing the Family Closer.Aca,!A?

  • Fort Lee Leader Honored for Her Efforts Supporting BRAC

    Nov 13, 2007

    Esther T. Lee, deputy to U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Gwen Bingham, was awarded the Dr. F. Nathaniel Gatlin Award for her achievements in bridging gaps between the military and civilian communities during the ongoing Base Realignment and Closure process.

  • Veterans Day at Yorktown, VA

    Nov 12, 2007

    Image from the Veterans Day Celebration in Yorktown, VA.

  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial 25th Anniversary Parade

    Nov 10, 2007

    Images from the Nov 10 parade to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC

  • U.S. Army Europe's 76th Army Band Performs with Fellow Military Musicians from Nine Nations at

    Nov 9, 2007

    BERLIN, Germany Nov. 8, 2007 -- The organizer of the annual Berlin Military Music Festival, Klaus Goerk, welcomed the commander of the 76th Army Band, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daryl B. Vail, at the traditional bandmaster meeting at Julius-Leber-Kaserne here Oct. 31 with the statement that he was Aca,!A"very pleased to see his house band again after an absence of two years.Aca,!A?

  • DLIFLC celebrates Veteran's Day with big bang

    Nov 8, 2007

    Cannon firing during Veteran's Day ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey.

  • War Survivor Boosts Continued Service of Disabled Vets

    Nov 8, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"I should have died. Having almost died, I am far more fearless.Aca,!A?

  • Soldier Sings Anthem at Alma Mater

    Nov 7, 2007

    Soldier sings national anthem at his alma mater.

  • Army Names All-American Football Players

    Nov 7, 2007

    Army names 2008 All-American football players.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hold Military Appreciation Day

    Nov 7, 2007

    OCPA-SE performed as the chief military liaison and oversaw the 2007 Tampa Bay BuccaneersAca,!a,,c Military Appreciation Day Game versus the Arizona Cardinals on November 4, 2007. OCPA-SE coordinated the participation of more than 250 military members from USSOCOM, USCENTCOM, FLARNG and the USAR including OIF/OEF veterans to lead the Buccaneers out of the tunnel during pre-game introductions, flag bearers during the National Anthem, having the families of two Tampa Soldiers KIA in OIF/OEF conduct the coin flip at mid-field and having MG Steven Hashem, USSOCOM, administer the oath of enlistment to more than 150 recruits from all five services in an on-field halftime ceremony. MG Hashem was escorted by two wounded warriors from OIF that are being treated at the James A. Haley VeteranAca,!a,,cs Medical Center in Tampa.

  • Veterans Visit Installation They Built in 1951

    Nov 6, 2007

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" Standing on a street corner near the dock here, Al Fritsch, now in his 70s, waved an American flag.

  • Wiesbaden Holds Army Family Covenant Signing

    Nov 5, 2007

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Army leaders, family members and host nation officials joined together to pledge their support of Army Families while signing the Army Family Covenant in Wiesbaden Oct. 30.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour Underway

    Nov 1, 2007

    High school senior football players await their fate as the Army travels the nation to name 84 players for its All-American Bowl all-star game held January 5, in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Wuerzburg Hospital Sounds Final Retreat

    Nov 1, 2007

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The American flag was lowered for the last time at Wuerzburg Army Hospital Oct. 19, during a somber retreat ceremony.

  • Former WW II Adversaries Meet as Friends

    Oct 31, 2007

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" When asked how high he was flying that day, Charles Hebert has a simple answer.

  • Award Ceremony at Soldier Field

    Oct 30, 2007

    A survey of the Army's participation in the Chicago Bears 2007 Veterans Day observance game.

  • Far Away but Still 'Close to Home'

    Oct 30, 2007

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" It may not be Aca,!A"realAca,!A? time, but it is family time for those serving downrange and loved ones back home.

  • ARL supports research program at Edward Waters College

    Oct 29, 2007

    Five undergraduate students from Edward Waters College, a historically Black college located in Jacksonville, Fla., spent the summer at the U.S. Army Research Lab where they worked closely with scientists and engineers making significant contributions to their teamAca,!a,,cs research projects.

  • Running Against Cancer

    Oct 25, 2007

    Over the years, Chief Warrant Officer 3 David Boyer has participated in several long-distance events, just for the sheer love of running. This weekend heAca,!a,,cll be lacing up his sneakers to run a marathon in memory of a friend who never had the opportunity to run one.

  • Underground History - Sites on Military Installation Bridge Gaps in Regional Archaeological Records

    Oct 25, 2007

    Hunters and gatherers roamed the grounds of what we now call Fort Lee about 8,000 years ago. They built base camps, burned pottery and made stone tools. Even today, those artifacts are being unearthed and sometimes discovered just lying on open ground.

  • Iraqi Army runs 'solo' medical operation

    Oct 24, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" There was a long line of black headcovers, children running around unworried, a medical crew ready to take care of their own and military men providing security as Iraqi Army troops turned a school in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Bakariya Village into a temporary medical clinic Oct. 22.

  • Houston Cheerleaders Compete to Raise Nearly $4,000 for Wagonmaster's FRG

    Oct 24, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The Family Readiness Group co-leaders accepted a gift of nearly $4,000 from the cheerleading squads of Klein Forest and Westfield High Schools during a Homecoming Game held Oct. 12 in Houston.

  • Coffee connoisseur fuels 15th BSB Soldiers

    Oct 24, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"Anybody can take grounds and put them in a coffee pot and make a pot of coffee,Aca,!A? explained Chief Warrant Officer Tilden Morgan, as he prepares a shot of espresso at his office at FOB Prosperity, Aca,!A"but anybody who knows anything about the taste of coffee knows that espresso has a distinct flavor.Aca,!A?

  • SemperComm Opens Morale-building Contest

    Oct 23, 2007

    The troop-support group SemperComm is now asking for nominations for its 2008 awards program recognizing the morale-raising efforts of troops stationed throughout the world.

  • Faulenberg Returned to German Authorities

    Oct 23, 2007

    WuerzburgAca,!a,,cs Faulenberg Kaserne, a military installation since 1877 and home to U.S. Soldiers since 1947, has been returned to the German government.

  • Last Frankenstein Race Completes 30-Year Run

    Oct 18, 2007

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" The focus was on fun Oct. 12 when almost 900 runners and walkers marked the end of an era at the Darmstadt military communityAca,!a,,cs last Frankenstein Castle Run/Walk.

  • Iraqi general visits Ironhorse Brigade, pleased with reconciliation efforts

    Oct 17, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The general in charge of leading the Iraqi efforts in Operation Fardh Al-Qanoon (Baghdad Security Plan), Iraqi Army Lt. Gen. Abud Qanbar, commanding general of the Baghdad Operations Command, met with senior leadership from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here Oct. 15 to discuss the brigadeAca,!a,,cs recent progress in and way ahead for the reconciliation process.

  • Soccer Fortifies German-American Relations

    Oct 17, 2007

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" When old comrades gather, what usually follows is tons of fun, fellowship and food. That assumption certainly held true at Wiesbaden Army Airfield during a soccer match near Minue Field.

  • USAG Giessen Folds Up Tent

    Oct 17, 2007

    A small crowd converged on U.S. Army Garrison Giessen for the unitAca,!a,,cs official closure ceremony Sept. 28.

  • RDECOM participates in HENAAC's 8th Annual College Bowl

    Oct 16, 2007

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command served as an ambassador-level sponsor for the 19th Annual Hispanic Engineering National Achievement and Awards Conference. RDECOM particpated in the 19th Annual Awards Show and the 8th Annual College Bowl Competition.

  • Kaiserslautern Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 16, 2007

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany--Parents, children and community leaders here will be shouting, Aca,!A"Look at Me, IAca,!a,,cm Drug Free,Aca,!A? during National Red Ribbon Week, which is being held Oct. 20 to 28.

  • 2007 Best Warrior Awards

    Oct 15, 2007

    Feature on the 2007 Best Warrior Competition and announcement of winners by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston at the AUSA Annual Meeting.

  • Army Names NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Oct 10, 2007

    Vice Chief of Staff, General Richard A. Cody, and Sergeant Major of the Army, Kenneth O. Preston, congratulate the 2007-2008 NCO and Soldier of the Year-- Staff Sgt. Jason R. Seifert and Spc. Heyz T. Seeker-- after the SMA Awards Luncheon Oct. 8 at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting.

  • Air Cav celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered Oct. 6 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Diverse Warriors Aim for Army Best

    Oct 4, 2007

    Although the three of the Warriors have diverse cultural backgrounds, they are bound together by their patriotism, their love of the Army and their drive to be the best at the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Combat Aid

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Warrior Tasks

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Battle Drill

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Assisting the Wounded

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Helping a Fellow Comrade

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • A Warrior Task

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • First Aid

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Battle Drills

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Medical Attention

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • It's Explosive

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Scenic Route

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day three of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Flying Brass

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Walking Proud

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • On the Move

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day three of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Through Smoke

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Medical Assistance

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • To the Rescue

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Market opens with promise of safer shopping

    Oct 4, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Soldiers from the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, along with members of the Karkh District Advisory Council helped officially open a market in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Karkh District Sept. 30.

  • Warrior Pride

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Team Four

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day four of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Listen Up

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in day three of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Unload

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the fourth day of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • No Brass No Ammo

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers complete the M4 qualification round of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Zero In

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitors take on the fourth of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Best Warrior Competition Tests Battle Know-How

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in fourth day of Best Warrior Competition.

  • Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition Reflects Current Environment

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers embark on the fourth day of the Best Warrior Competition in Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior Competitor Continues Family Tradition of Military Excellence

    Oct 4, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Russell Burnham, U.S. Army Medical Command, has amassed quite a list of achievements in nearly six years of service in the Army. The 2003 Forces Command Soldier of the Year, 2003 Department of the Army Soldier of the Year, 2004 American Legion Military Spirit of Service awardee and 2007 Medical Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, to name a few.

  • Push It Up

    Oct 4, 2007

    Best Warrior competitors complete physical fitness test.

  • Wealth of Experience Guides Warriors through Competition

    Oct 4, 2007

    Every competitor entering the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va., brings with them a wealth of experience. For some Soldiers and NCOs, success in previous competitions, a strong unit support chain or a deployment helped them in their pursuit of the Best Warrior title.

  • Physically Fit

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers prepare to compete in the Best Warrior Competition Physical Fitness Test Oct. 2, Fort Lee, Va.

  • Mapping the Terrain

    Oct 4, 2007

  • Army Knowledge

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers face day one of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Preparing for the Board

    Oct 4, 2007

  • Facing the Board

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers prepare for Best Warrior Board Appearance.

  • Detainee Operations

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers prepare for the warrior task and battle drill portion of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • All in the Teamwork

    Oct 4, 2007

    Competitors, Staff Sgt. Victor Trinidad and Sgt. Nicholas Johnson, learn what is expected of them for the warrior task and battle drills portion of the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Warrior Orienteering

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers face the 2007 Best Warrior Urban Warfare Orienteering Course.

  • All in a Day's Work

    Oct 4, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the 2007 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Finding Points

    Oct 4, 2007

    Sgt. Nicholas Johnson examines his map during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the 2007 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Examining the Terrain

    Oct 4, 2007

    Sgt. Nicholas Johnson receives his gear before negotiating the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course on day three of the Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Mannheim Celebrates Hispanic Americans

    Oct 4, 2007

    MANNHEIM, Germany Aca,!" Mannheim community members, including elementary school students, packed the Top Hat Club here Sept. 26 to recognize accomplishments the United StatesAca,!a,,c Hispanic heritage.

  • Take Note

    Oct 3, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Competitor Navigates Course

    Oct 3, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Warrior Warfare

    Oct 3, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Navigating the Course

    Oct 3, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Navigating the Land

    Oct 3, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Negotiating the Terrain

    Oct 3, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Orienteering Course

    Oct 3, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Obtaining the Clue

    Oct 3, 2007

    Soldiers compete in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course at the Best Warrior Competition.

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