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  • Martin Opens New Ginn Racing Era with Strongest Daytona Run of Career

    Feb 20, 2007

    "I just can't tell you how bad I wanted it," said Mark Martin seconds after climbing out of his No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet following Sunday's Daytona 500. "We gave it our best shot aEUR" we were within inches of getting it done."

  • Army Officer Named 2006 Amateur Female Triathlete of Year

    Feb 15, 2007

    An officer in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program was selected as the 2006 Amateur Female Triathlete of the Year by "Triathlete" magazine.

  • Soldier-chefs to Flaunt Culinary Talents in Competition

    Feb 15, 2007

    Some 200 Soldier-chefs from Army installations around the world will trade body armor and M-16 rifles for filet knives, spatulas and pastry bags here March 5-16 during the 32nd annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition.

  • Builder's Donation Gets Troops Moving

    Feb 14, 2007

    A California-based home builder has donated a 10-passenger, wheelchair-accessible minibus to the Armed Forces YMCA and the Warrior Foundation to be used to transport wounded servicemembers around San Diego.

  • Business owner recognized for his support of wounded warriors

    Feb 8, 2007

    A local business owner was recently recognized by the Joint Munition and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command commander for his generosity and kindness in support of wounded military members. During a tour of the Jackie Evans Inc., manufacturing facility in Passaic Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo presented Mario Monaco Jr. with a two-star note in recognition of continued support to wounded Soldiers Jan. 23.

  • Military Channel's 'Operation V-Day' Nears

    Feb 8, 2007

    Friends and family back home will have a chance to see their servicemembers in action and hear their personal messages via video thanks to the efforts of a cable network dedicated to the military. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Feb. 14, Discovery Communications' Military Channel plans to launch "Operation V-Day," a 24-hour commercial-free airing of messages from troops around the world to their loved ones in the states.

  • America Supports You: Military Channel's 'Operation V-Day' nears

    Feb 8, 2007

    Friends and family back home will have a chance to see their servicemembers in action and hear their personal messages via video thanks to the efforts of a cable network dedicated to the military.

  • Old Guard receives AUSA-GWC award

    Feb 5, 2007

    It's an award that has been given to such distinguished leaders as retired Gen. Colin Powell, former Senator Bob Dole, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, and retired Gen. Hugh Shelton. Since 1979, George Washington Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army has been awarding their Commander-in-Chief Award to a deserving leader who makes a great contribution to America. This year, for the first time ever, board members of the chapter selected not an individual, but a unit of Soldiers. The 2006 recipient of the Commander-in-Chief Award is the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • African-Americans Continue Tradition of Distinguished Service

    Feb 2, 2007

    African-Americans have a long tradition of honorable and distinguished service in America's armed forces, going back 231 years to the nation's birth aEUR" and even before.

  • Orlando Magic holds 'Seats for Soldiers' night

    Jan 31, 2007

    Nearly 300 Soldiers and airmen from the Florida National Guard cheered the Orlando Magic during its Friday game at the Amway Arena during the team's 'Seats for Soldiers' night. Members from all other branches of the military were also present during this night of exclusive recognition for those supporting the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Sinise Supports Disabled Veterans' Memorial

    Jan 30, 2007

    Actor and military advocate Gary Sinise earned praise for his portrayal of a disabled Vietnam veteran in the 1994 movie, "Forrest Gump." Sinise now is helping to build a memorial for America's 3 million living disabled military veterans.

  • $50 Million Rehabilitation Center Opens on Fort Sam Houston

    Jan 30, 2007

    Thanks to the generosity of 600,000 Americans, wounded warriors now have a $50 million state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility.

  • APSU honors Fort Campbell Soldiers

    Jan 24, 2007

    Austin Peay State University hosted Operation Tribute to Freedom at the Dunn Center during Tuesday's basketball game with Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State University.

  • Making the Transition Smooth

    Jan 23, 2007

    Separating from the Army can be challenging... and even a little scary. SGT Daniel Dooley is in Schweinfurt, Germany with someone who makes sure you'll have everything in order when making the transition.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Honored at Pentagon

    Jan 23, 2007

    The second servicemember to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in the Iraq war was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes today.

  • Operation Homelink Marks Milestone

    Jan 19, 2007

    Marking a milestone, Operation Homelink, in collaboration with Dell, presented 250 refurbished computers to families of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force on Jan. 9 at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Troops Get Girl Scouts' Gift of Caring

    Jan 19, 2007

    When the Girl Scouts combined their knack for selling cookies with their dedication to community service, they cooked up the Gift of Caring program. Each Girl Scout troop can choose a Gift of Caring partner to receive donated boxes of Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and other baked favorites throughout the cookie-selling season.

  • Robust Support for Military Families On-Going

    Jan 18, 2007

    Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Michael L. Dominguez stated at a meeting Thursday with military and community support organizations, "As additional forces deploy in support of the new strategies in Iraq, programs and policies at home will immediately respond to the needs of families. These families will need grassroots support as many are National Guard and Reserve and are distributed across many states rather than on or near military installations."

  • Iraqi Neighborhood Chosen for Renovation

    Jan 18, 2007

    The unit is proposing a $4 million renovation project that includes installing an underground sewage system with connections to each house in the area, drain culverts, sidewalks and paved roads.

  • Special Forces Soldiers receive combat training from renowned UFC fighter

    Jan 17, 2007

    On Pearl Harbor Day, BJ Penn, voted one of the best pound-for-pound fighters ever by Elite Fighter magazine, gave his own time and expertise to some Green Berets at Fort Lewis, Wa. simply because he wanted to contribute to the war on terror. At his own expense and with his younger brother Reagan, also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, in tow, BJ spent two days with the 1st Special Forces Group sharing his vast knowledge of submission grappling, twice.

  • Company shows why Baghdad needs a "Woman's Touch"

    Jan 16, 2007

    Most infantry Soldiers would be a little surprised to see a female Soldier riding with them in their Bradley fighting vehicle through the streets of Baghdad. But Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, regularly conduct search missions with female Soldiers.

  • Fisher House Foundation to Build Many More Homes

    Jan 16, 2007

    The Fisher House Foundation will expand its efforts to help injured U.S. troops and their families by building five new comfort homes per year until 2010, the foundation's chairman said last night on CNN's "Larry King Live."

  • 2007 All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2007

    2007 All-American Bowl articles, images and video.

  • Freedom Team Salute Presents Awards During All-American Bowl Week

    Jan 9, 2007

    Not only is the U.S. Army All-American Bowl about football players and Soldiers, but is also about the invaluable contributions of the spouses, parents, veterans, and employers who support them.

  • VCSA Hosts Breakfast for 'Soldier Heroes' at the All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2007

    For the more than 80 'Soldier Heroes' who have been awarded a Bronze Star, Silver Star or Purple Heart, the buffet breakfast was good, but the company was great.

  • Army Reserve families shine despite rain on Christmas day

    Jan 9, 2007

    The holidays are a special time for a lot of people around the world, but this past Christmas it had the additional meaning of special recognition from the National Football League's Miami Dolphins for family members of Army Reserve Soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers, football stars "Remember the Titans"

    Jan 9, 2007

    One of the ongoing traditions leading up to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school all-star football game is the Boone-Yoast barbecue.

  • Freedom Team Salute awards deserving supporters

    Jan 9, 2007

    Not only is the U.S. Army All-American Bowl about football players and Soldiers, but is also about the invaluable contributions of the spouses, parents, veterans, and employers who support them. Freedom Team Salute presented five awards to deserving supporters who showed exemplary support of the Army and the Soldiers during a ceremony on Friday.

  • Retired Kentucky Guard Soldier Helps Expand Freedom Calls Program for Families

    Jan 8, 2007

    On the third Saturday in December, the Cats and Cards squared off once again in the commonwealth's most heated state rivalry, and many deployed Soldiers and their families were watching TVs, but not for the reason you would think.

  • Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Pays Tribute to Servicemembers

    Dec 28, 2006

    The game may have been all about football, but the overall event was a tribute to 1.2 million very special people aEUR" the men and women of the United States armed forces.

  • Operation Christmas brightens holidays for military families

    Dec 15, 2006

    Christmas came a few weeks early this year for military families throughout the city.

  • Holiday cheer lights up U.S. Army Japan

    Dec 13, 2006

    More than 150 Depot community members, distinguished guests, officials from Sagamihara City and students from Koyo Elementary School watched as a string of colorful lights brightened a large 20-ft. tree near Depot's front gate.

  • Combat Engineers Return From Duty in Iraq

    Dec 13, 2006

    U.S. Army Alaska's only unit to deploy twice to Iraq is back again.

  • America Supports You: Notes Will Have Troops Seeing Stars

    Dec 12, 2006

    Thanks to a partnership with Hollywood Video and Game Craze rental stores in five states, "Tunes 4 the Troops" anticipates sending troops 5,000 DVDs this holiday season.

  • America Supports You: Marvel, AAFES Offer New Military-Only Comic

    Dec 7, 2006

    Just in time for the holiday season, Marvel Comics' "The New Avengers" and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service have teamed up to bring troops stationed around the world another free, military-exclusive comic book.

  • Celebrities visit Belvoir for movie screening

    Dec 6, 2006

    The Fort Belvoir community and several celebrity actors came together on Tuesday for an autograph signing and a special screening of a Hallmark Channel movie

  • Scrapbook Helps Support Troops

    Dec 5, 2006

    An America Supports You corporate team member is coordinating creation of what it calls the world's largest scrapbook as a way for the nation's students to show their support for America's servicemembers.

  • Silver Star Families undertake holiday project

    Dec 1, 2006

    Silver Star Families of America, a group dedicated to supporting wounded servicemembers and their families, is thinking outside the box this Christmas.

  • Technology Transfers Benefit Warfighter, First Responders

    Nov 29, 2006

    The Defense Department's technology transfer program, which shares newly developed DoD technologies with civilian first responders, benefits both communities in cost effectiveness and mission accomplishment, the DoD official in charge of the program said here today.

  • SMC Activation

    Nov 17, 2006

    Army Broadcasting Service is deactivated and the Soldiers Media Center stands up, ceremony at the Pentagon. SSG Dan Wiltshire reports.

  • Daytona USA honors troops during Armed Forces Month

    Nov 14, 2006

    Servicemembers will receive free admission at Daytona USA throughout November to celebrate Armed Forces Month.

  • Discount tickets to Daytona SpeedWeeks available for troops

    Nov 14, 2006

    Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Information, Tickets and Reservation offices have military discounted ticket packages available for SpeedWeeks 2007 at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Fender damage drops Nemechek to 19th in Checker Auto Parts 500

    Nov 13, 2006

    PHOENIX (Army News Service) Nov. 13, 2006 - It was another top-20 finish for Army driver Joe Nemechek, who posted a 19th place finish in yesterday's Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Vets, Families Feted at Airport 'Salute'

    Nov 9, 2006

    The director of the National Security Agency stepped uncharacteristically into the spotlight here today to join the United Service Organizations in honoring veterans, who he said set the example for today's troops, and the family members who stand by them.

  • DoD Committed to Taking Care of Military Families

    Nov 7, 2006

    The one overriding lesson of the all-volunteer force is the importance of the military family, a top Defense Department official said here today.

  • Veterans urged to wear military medals on Veterans Day

    Nov 7, 2006

    With National Veterans Awareness Week underway and the national Veterans Day observance on Nov. 11, the Veterans Affairs secretary is urging all veterans to show their pride by wearing their military medals.

  • Nemechek battles to an 18th-place finish in Texas

    Nov 7, 2006

    Though Joe Nemechek fought a handling problem and a broken axle, the U.S. Army driver managed to notch an 18th-place finish Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • Six Soldiers advance to Military Idol semifinals

    Nov 2, 2006

    Six Soldiers sang their way into the Military Idol semifinals at Wallace Theatre Monday.

  • Thirteen Soldiers sing for Military Idol honors

    Nov 2, 2006

    Army Knowledge Online is your ticket to watch the competition and help select the second Military Idol.

  • Army wins 2006 Ironman competition

    Oct 31, 2006

    The Army once again this year took top honors in the Military Division of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Oct. 21.

  • Loss of limb no hurdle for Ohio combat veteran

    Oct 26, 2006

    On a remote stretch of road on a sweltering desert evening in August, 2004, Soldiers from the Chillicothe-based A Company, 216th Engineer Battalion, wrapped up a long day's work and prepared to head back to their temporary base of operations near Samarra, Iraq.

  • Army Ground forces Band performs at local college

    Oct 26, 2006

    Multiple standing ovations greeted the Soldier/musicians of U.S. Army Forces Command's "Concert Band" Oct. 5, during their free, public show at the Falany Performing Arts Center on the campus of Reinhardt College in Waleska, Ga.

  • Loose bumper, black flag spoil strong run for Army team

    Oct 23, 2006

    Joe Nemechek\'s strong run in Sunday\'s Nextel Cup event came to a halt when he was black flagged by NASCAR on Lap 389 of 500 to repair damage to the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers, families line up to meet Emeril

    Oct 23, 2006

    In a show of support for troops, the man who coined the terms "kicked up" and "Bam!" held a book-signing event at the Post Exchange Oct. 12 as part of his current book tour.

  • VA announces 'Veterans Pride' initiative

    Oct 19, 2006

    Leaders of major veterans organizations joined Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson here yesterday in launching an effort to "kindle a new spark of patriotism" by asking men and women who have served in the military to wear their medals on Veterans Day.

  • Schumacher out in first round

    Oct 17, 2006

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, lost in the first round of eliminations of the rain-delayed Torco Racing Fuels Nationals here Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park.

  • 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers stand tall at NASCAR race

    Oct 17, 2006

    Amid the whistles and cheers of more than 100,000 NASCAR fans, nearly 500 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers marched onto the track at Lowe's Motor Speedway Saturday evening.

  • Nemechek scores top-10 finish at Lowe's Motor Speedway

    Oct 16, 2006

    Joe Nemechek took advantage of two big breaks and went on to post a ninth-place finish in Saturday night's Bank of America 500 Nextel Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

  • Army recruiting messages help keep Army rolling along

    Oct 13, 2006

    Today's announcement of the Army's new advertising campaign "Army Strong" folllows earlier slogans of "Be All That You Can Be" and more recently "An Army of One" to attract recruits into the all-volunteer Army.

  • Tickets available for Soldier Show at Warner Theatre

    Oct 12, 2006

    Free tickets are now available for the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Oct. 28 performance at historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

  • 205th's 'Unsung Warriors' return

    Oct 4, 2006

    The return of not one, but almost 300 Soldiers from the 205th MI Battalion, Saturday, after an almost year long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Nemechek falls short in Kansas

    Oct 4, 2006

    Aca,!A"We were a splash of fuel away from having a good day," said Joe Nemechek after finishing 27th in Sunday's Nextel Cup race.

  • Army widow christens Navy ship, 'Freedom'

    Sep 26, 2006

    The Navy christened and launched the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS-1), at the Marinette Marine shipyard Sept. 24.

  • 3 Soldiers win at 1st Pan-Am selection

    Sep 19, 2006

    Three Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., are halfway to the 2007 Pan-American Games.

  • CAC accepting IO research papers for writing competition

    Sep 17, 2006

    The Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., is accepting original research papers for its inaugural Information Operations Writing Competition through Oct. 30.

  • Waiting for justice on Anfal

    Sep 17, 2006

    In April, ousted dictator Saddam Hussein was charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for his role 1988's Anfal campaign against Iraq's Kurdish population. Now, as Iraqis wait for the trial to run its course, three local Kurdish citizens reflect on what they endured before and after the campaign that some say left 100,000 Kurds dead and another 182,000 missing.

  • Charlie Company , 501st Military Intelligence Battalion completes vital support mission, returns to

    Sep 17, 2006

    The scorching sands of Iraq gave way to the lush green and cool winds of Germany as soldiers from Charlie Company, 501st Military Intelligence Battalion, returned from deployment. The 501st MI spent nearly a year in Ramadi and Al Taqaddum, before returning to Germany shortly after 10 a.m. Sept. 9.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier Learns Arabic Customs From Parents

    Sep 16, 2006

    As the oldest daughter of immigrant parents, Staff Sgt. Magda R. Khalifa, an Army Reserve Soldier with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, has provided much cultural awareness to her civil affairs unit.

  • Soldier's wife offers to shave head for ad

    Sep 15, 2006

    Grace Russo is auctioning off her head. For at least $500, she'll let a company draw its logo or slogan on her nogginaEUR"which she will shaveaEUR"and she'll parade it around Fayetteville for up to five months. Up the bid to at least $100,000, and she'd even tattoo the logo on her scalp.

  • Good Morning America welcomes Soldiers home

    Sep 14, 2006

    After more than a year in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Peter Moran was ready to get back to his family and friends. Little did he know his return festivities would include Christina Aguilera and the Good Morning America crew.

  • Nemechek slips to 32nd-place finish in Richmond

    Sep 11, 2006

    A lack of traction in Saturday night's Nextel Cup race at Richmond International Raceway sent Joe Nemechek to the back with a 32nd-place result.

  • Fort Myer Soldier receives volunteerism award from American Legion

    Sep 10, 2006

    Sgt. Renee Kraus, administrative noncommissioned officer to the Fort Meyer, Va., garrison command sergeant major, shares the spirit of giving with the local military community by volunteering with So Others Might Eat, a nonprofit Washington, D.C. organization.

  • Freedom Walks to commemorate 9/11, honor veterans

    Sep 8, 2006

    Tens of thousands of Americans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are preparing to put on their walking shoes during the next few days as they participate in Freedom Walks to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to honor veterans, past and present.