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  • Army family of nine receives basement make-over for Christmas

    Dec 18, 2014

    An Army staff sergeant, his wife and their seven children received a huge Christmas surprise when they arrived home Dec. 17, 2014, to find their basement was no longer a series of never-ending projects.

  • Volunteers adorn 230,000 gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery during Wreaths Across America eve

    Dec 18, 2014

    The headstones of 230,000 veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, were adorned with wreaths Dec. 13, 2014, as 50,000 volunteers participated in the annual Wreaths Across America event.

  • 'Soldier for life' staying on right track

    Dec 18, 2014

    Charley Lix became a "Soldier For Life" long before the Army ever used the term.

  • Soldiers, Airmen depart controlled monitoring area in time for holidays after Africa mission

    Dec 17, 2014

    More than 50 Soldiers and Airmen staying in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Controlled Monitoring Area, at Smith Barracks, in Baumholder, Germany, since their return from missions in support of Operation United Assistance, returned to their home units, Dec. 16, 2014 -- nine days before Christmas Day.

  • Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year

    Dec 17, 2014

    Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • USAREUR leaders visit, pay tribute to Battle of the Bulge commemoration sites

    Dec 15, 2014

    Fighting in some of the harshest conditions of World War II, the men who fought in the Battle of the Bulge across the rolling hills of the Ardennes region gathered to commemorate that event 70 years later, during a celebration Dec. 13-14, 2014, in a driving snow reminiscent of the weather in Bastogne, Belgium, in 1944.

  • Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

    Dec 15, 2014

    Walking through the doors to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the first things that can be noticed is the silence. Soldiers deployed and stationed at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Joint Forces Command-United Assistance, marveled at how quiet, clean and calm it was inside the Embassy.

  • Army drops hard-fought game to Navy

    Dec 14, 2014

    Army kept it close, but dropped a 17-10 decision to Navy, extending the Midshipmen's streak to 13 consecutive victories over the Black Knights in the 115th edition of the storied rivalry, played Saturday in Baltimore.

  • Boston Celtics' mascot 'charms' Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Dec 11, 2014

    Given the time of year and his green attire, the Soldiers and civilians at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, in Massachusetts, could be forgiven if they rubbed their eyes Dec. 11, 2014, after momentarily thinking that they had just seen an elf at the base.

  • Academy teams prepare for Army-Navy football rivalry

    Dec 11, 2014

    Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, will square off Dec. 13, 2014, for the 115th Army-Navy football game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

  • Army civilian honored for giving so much to Soldiers, community

    Dec 11, 2014

    Joyce W. Massenburg said she was taught at a very young age by her parents and those at her church and school that it's important to help those less fortunate; indeed, it's a civic responsibility.

  • Army plays Navy during annual flag football game on Camp Zama

    Dec 10, 2014

    Camp Zama's Army team defeated the Navy team from Naval Air Facility Atsugi 20-0, during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game held Dec. 6, 2014, at Rambler Field on Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Soldiers worldwide showing holiday spirit

    Dec 10, 2014

    While Soldiers and their families are getting in the holiday mood, many are far from home, engaged in worldwide training and operations in Africa, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • 2014 Army-Navy Game: America's Game

    Dec 8, 2014

    The Black Knights of Army and Midshipmen of Navy will square off for the 115th time for one of the most storied rivalries in college sports on Dec. 13, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 2014 Army-Navy Game.

  • America's entry into World War II remembered 73 years later

    Dec 8, 2014

    On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt told a joint session of Congress that Dec. 7 is "a date which will live in infamy." Immediately after, Congress declared war against Japan.

  • Veterans Curation Program marks five years of preserving history

    Dec 5, 2014

    An innovative program that helps veterans of all services gain a variety of new skills while helping the nation curate its archaeological artifacts celebrated its fifth year, Dec. 3, 2014.

  • Operation Just Cause in Panama remembered 25 years later

    Dec 4, 2014

    Twenty-five years ago this month, on Dec. 20, 1989, U.S. forces commenced combat operations in Panama as part of Operation Just Cause.

  • Female ranger screening in Hawaii builds stronger leaders

    Dec 3, 2014

    The air is thick and the heat unforgiving as a small group of female Soldiers cross the finish line during a 12-mile road march. This is not a typical road march. This is the final graded assignment of the first 12-day Pre-Ranger Female Screening hosted by the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center.

  • Military basketball programs retain Soldier for life

    Dec 2, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Ronald Bartley credits military basketball for making him a Soldier for life. The U.S. Army's "Soldier for Life" campaign is designed to ensure that Soldiers start strong, serve strong and reintegrate strong so they remain "Army Strong" when they leave the Army or retire, and return to their communities.

  • An Ebola tale with a tail

    Dec 2, 2014

    At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, the case number is known as SPL14.068. To Nina Pham, the subject has a different name: Bentley.

  • Soldier earns battlefield promotion in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

    A Soldier from the 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company earned a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant, for his service in Afghanistan.

  • Psychiatric service dogs helping veterans with PTSD

    Dec 1, 2014

    Some veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder have special buddies to rely on -- specially trained Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers.

  • 'Greening Course' teaches civilian employees about Army, Soldiers' duties

    Dec 1, 2014

    Thirty-one civilian employees experienced the "opportunity of a lifetime" when they attended the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Greening Course that was held in late October at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and the surrounding area. The semiannual course is designed to give civilian employees the opportunity to gain insight and to experience various activities, duties and responsibilities of the U.S. Soldier.

  • CFC contributions could top last year's; online signup encouraged

    Nov 28, 2014

    This year's Combined Federal Campaign contributions for the entire Department of Defense are 85 percent ahead of last year's pace at this time in the drive, said a CFC-loaned executive.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War laid to rest in Arlington

    Nov 24, 2014

    Decades after he was killed protecting his unit from the enemy, Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Miguel A. Vera of the Korean War was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia.

  • Amputee rises to challenge, earns airborne wings

    Nov 24, 2014

    A U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier became the first Soldier with a lower-leg amputation to successfully earn his Airborne wings. Sgt. Joseph Mille, a USAMU shooter/instructor, graduated Nov. 14, 2014, from the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Volleyball tournament showcases warriors, adaptive sports

    Nov 21, 2014

    In recognition of Warrior Care Month, Army Warrior Transition Command hosted its fourth annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Pentagon Athletic Center.

  • Soldier saves Service member after near-fatal accident

    Nov 19, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Geathers didn't join the Army to be a hero. He didn't raise his right hand and swear to interrupt another Service member's night on the town, but that is exactly what happened Oct. 17, 2014, following the Korean American Friendship Festival in downtown Songtan, South Korea.

  • Joint Task Force United Assistance commander hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Nov 18, 2014

    Soldiers and families of the 36th Engineer Brigade, gathered in the brigade's conference room to participate in a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Task Force United Assistance commander from his headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Army's sitting volleyball team ready to compete

    Nov 18, 2014

    The Army's Sitting Volleyball Team is confident and optimistic as it prepares for the interservice sitting volleyball tournament, scheduled for Nov. 20, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Soldiers, civilians honor Native American heritage

    Nov 17, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), hosted a ceremony to honor the contributions of Native Americans, Nov. 13, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Muskogee Native Americans embrace honor, sacrifice, warrior traditions

    Nov 17, 2014

    Military service for Muskogee and other Native American tribes is more than just a civic duty, said Harry Beaver. For them, the warrior spirit is a way of life. "Every tribe feels the same way. It's just in them."

  • Medal of Honor recipient says he's 'no hero'

    Nov 17, 2014

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta, who in 2010 became the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, says he is not a hero.

  • U.S., NATO Soldiers enjoy chance to meet Lithuanian residents, show off hardware

    Nov 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers, along with their NATO counterparts, turned out with vehicles, weapons and equipment to show off and meet the local residents of Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2014, as part of a groundbreaking NATO exercise being held nearby.

  • Native Americans place special honor in military service

    Nov 13, 2014

    All of the 566 Native American tribes across the country have special respect for those who serve in the military, said the editor of Native Peoples Magazine.

  • SHARP program manager receives award for 'bystander intervention' training

    Nov 12, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Debra Blankenbaker not only earned the Army's Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award, she also received the Defense Department's award for the "bystander intervention" training program she developed.

  • Natick designs custom-fitted flag for 'dignified transfers'

    Nov 10, 2014

    A combined team at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts, has designed a custom-fitted flag for transfer cases that hold the remains of fallen Service members, that is now undergoing 90 days of testing, in five locations.

  • JROTC Raider National compares to other extreme sport races

    Nov 10, 2014

    Forty nine schools and 87 teams from across the United States met at the Gerald Lawhorn Scouting Base, located an hour south of Atlanta, for the JROTC Raider Nationals, Nov 8-9, 2014.

  • Cushing's courage sets bar high for others, says relative

    Nov 10, 2014

    "It's a story of loyalty, of courage and sacrifice, and service above self," said Jessica Loring, referring to Union Soldier 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing's valor at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. "All of those are standards which I think we always hope we could live up to if ever called to do so. It would take a great deal of courage to actually step forward" to do something similar to what Cushing did.

  • Army Production premieres 'iSoldier' newscast

    Nov 10, 2014

    Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting recently premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers.

  • Cushing faithful 'til death, says SecArmy at Hall of Heroes

    Nov 7, 2014

    First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing remained at his post, wounded but fighting valiantly until he was shot dead. Beside his cannon he fell, "blackened by powder and soaked red by blood," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh at the Pentagon Ceremony inducting the Civil War officer into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

  • Army's Op Rising Star to perform at White House

    Nov 6, 2014

    Sgt. Christiana Ball, the 2013 winner of Operation Rising Star, has been invited to participate in the Nov. 6, 2014, music annual gala called "In Performance at the White House."

  • Obama: Medal of Honor recipient Cushing's courage lives on in Soldiers today

    Nov 6, 2014

    President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, Nov. 6, 2014, during a ceremony at the White House, for helping stop Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

  • Military police officer saves local man's life

    Nov 5, 2014

    Sgt. Harry Nixon, a military policeman assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz's 95th Military Police Company at Sembach Kaserne, helps save a German man's life while conducting a recent patrol.

  • Generations of family proud of Civil War hero

    Nov 5, 2014

    Helen Loring Ensign will accept the Medal of Honor on behalf of her first cousin, twice removed, Alonzo Hereford Cushing, at the White House, Nov. 6, 2014.

  • Army, RAND partner on 'Today's Soldier Survey'

    Nov 4, 2014

    The Army and the RAND Corporation are working together to conduct a Soldier needs assessment survey, from September to December, at 45 Army installations.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldier, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers earn Soldier's Medal for heroism

    Nov 4, 2014

    The 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff awarded the Soldier's Medal to three Soldiers at Fort Drum, New York, for their actions in helping to save a distressed boater on the Black River earlier this year.

  • First female South Korean soldiers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 31, 2014

    Two Republic of Korea army soldiers were the first females to earn and wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, which was awarded to them at a graduation ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Chief salutes five with Outstanding Civilian Service Awards at Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 31, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented Outstanding Civilian Service Awards to five private sector men and women who have significantly helped Soldiers and their families through employment programs, financial aid assistance, adaptive sports rehabilitation and quality of life programs, during a special Twilight Tattoo to honor the five at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The main body of Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21, 2014, for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance.

  • Soldier-chef serves goodwill to community

    Oct 29, 2014

    For many Soldiers, fulfilling the call of duty is sometimes not enough. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Roberts, a food service sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, uses his Army skills to make his community better.

  • NC Guard chaplain fights breast cancer on her own terms

    Oct 28, 2014

    On Oct. 12, 2014, in Franklinton, North Carolina, National Guard Chaplain Maj. Melissa Culbreth sat laughing and joking in a chair on the front porch of the farm where she works, while her signature red hair was braided into five braids.

  • Virtual stage open to active-duty singers

    Oct 28, 2014

    Active-duty Service members still have an opportunity to submit videos online to compete for two of six finalist spots and a chance to be named the 2014 "Rising Star."

  • Last continuously serving draftee retires after 42 years of service

    Oct 28, 2014

    As the cold wind blows on a crisp and calm morning in South Korea, a voice echoes, Get Ready! Get Set! Begin!

  • Union Soldier to receive Medal of Honor

    Oct 27, 2014

    President Barack Obama announced Oct. 27, 2014, that he will award 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony, Nov. 6.

  • Soldiers dominate Marine Corps Marathon

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Army took ownership of the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 26, 2014, with Soldiers finishing in first and second place in the male division, and first place in the female division.

  • Army EOD team takes on Wilderness Challenge

    Oct 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers from the 84th EOD Battalion took on roads, rapids and mountains during the 53-mile endurance race known as the Wilderness Challenge, Oct. 11, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplain delivers hope in Ebola-stricken Liberia

    Oct 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Africa Command Chaplain, Chaplain (Col.) Charles Reynolds, and his chaplain assistant, Staff Sgt. Chris Corbett, are in Liberia providing religious support to personnel from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Embassy.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • USAMRIID supports Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is playing a significant role in assisting the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa.

  • Reserve Soldier inducted in Army's marksmanship hall of fame

    Oct 22, 2014

    An Army Reserve Soldier was inducted in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Rifle hall of fame, Oct. 18, 2014, for his distinction and accomplishments as a rifle competition shooter.

  • Arctic Warriors join international partners to conquer Himalayas

    Oct 22, 2014

    Two Army officers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recently became the latest ambassadors across the Pacific. The mission was to train with partnering nations and joint forces on mountain warfare operations in the Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal.

  • DOD celebrates Diwali with spirited music, dancing

    Oct 22, 2014

    Spirited music and high-energy dancing filled the Pentagon auditorium, Oct. 22, 2014, as the Department of Defense celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

  • CSA, USO honor Soldiers for selfless service

    Oct 20, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and other senior leaders joined the United Service Organizations in honoring Soldiers who exemplified selfless service, at the 2014 USO Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army EOD Soldier pulls grenade from man's leg

    Oct 17, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldier removed a grenade from a man's leg in an ambulance outside of the University of Alabama Hospital, Oct. 11, 2014.

  • Soldiers, WWII vets honored at 'Fury' movie premiere

    Oct 16, 2014

    Soldiers and World War II veterans were among the honored guests at the world premiere of Brad Pitt's movie Fury, a fictional account of tankers in the "Greatest Generation."

  • Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

    Oct 16, 2014

    The Army's top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style panel during a family forum at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014.

  • 'Total Army Strong' to succeed Army Family Covenant

    Oct 15, 2014

    Total Army Strong, successor to the Army Family Covenant, was explained this week at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold Star families

    Oct 15, 2014

    As the celebrity voice of the Gold Star pins public service announcements, actor Gary Sinise is determined to help raise awareness about military Gold Star families.

  • The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2014

    Between surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

    Oct 14, 2014

    Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, California, and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last 365 days fighting for.

  • Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 30th anniversary

    Oct 12, 2014

    A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the race's 30th anniversary. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending in front of the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the nation's most iconic monuments.

  • All-Army team tops Brazilians in 30th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 12, 2014

    Brazilian Army runner Solonel Da Silva successfully defended his crown, Kerri Gallagher again led the women, and the U.S. Army won the international team title Sunday in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

  • Caisson Platoon: Solemn duty of honor and respect

    Oct 10, 2014

    Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), are already hard at work preparing the caisson horses for the day's solemn duties.

  • Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Rucker, Alabama, is doing what it can to improve the quality of life for wounded warriors, and people are welcome to join in and do their part by participating in this year's fall hunt to support those Soldiers.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • 150-year old Confederate diary gives up its secrets to volunteer code breaker

    Oct 8, 2014

    A university professor who is also a former government code breaker, and a retired college financial aid director teamed up to transcribe and decode the secrets in a 150-year old Confederate diary discovered in the collections of the New York State Military Museum, in Saratoga Springs, New York.

  • Hohenfels 'pumps' up awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2014

    With men in women's high heel pumps and women wearing combat boots, participants in the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program's "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" event trudged along the streets of Hohenfels, Germany, while people in passing cars cheered them on.

  • Army Ten-Milers urged to 'Run to Honor'

    Oct 7, 2014

    Participants in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler are encouraged to honor fallen Service members and their families through a social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • Wheelchair racer all about hard work as she competes against men at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Cupped in the rough hands of the Rocky Mountains, the track at Gerry Barry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened up to a cloudless sky, Oct. 2, 2014. A light chill clinging to the athletes as they lined their racing wheelchairs up at the starting line, the 100-meter dash was about to begin.

  • Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

    Oct 6, 2014

    "I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no obstacle stand in his path to practicing shooting an air rifle, to train for this year's Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army Reserve Soldier nominated for Nobel Prize

    Oct 3, 2014

    Sometimes people share their knowledge and experiences without knowing the impact of their words.

  • Army advances to gold-medal round against Marines in wheelchair b-ball

    Oct 3, 2014

    In the battle for the rights to advance to the gold-medal round in wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games, Army played relentlessly against Navy, Oct. 2, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, making certain the Sailors would receive the bronze medal.

  • Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2014, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20).

  • Army helps moms maintain fitness before, after childbirth

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army provides Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training, developed several years ago, to assist moms with staying healthy and fit.

  • Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

    Sep 30, 2014

    A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post, Aug. 31, 2014, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier.

  • MARS volunteers supporting Soldiers with radio communications

    Sep 30, 2014

    Volunteers from MARS are helping the Army improve its communications capabilities. They aren't little green Martians from science fiction novels, though. They're Military Auxiliary Radio, or MARS operators, supporting the Army with high-frequency radio operations.

  • Army's Hispanic outreach not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 30, 2014

    National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, is a chance for the Army to highlight the "immeasurable contributions" made in the service and sacrifice of Hispanic Americans.

  • Warrior Games cyclists overcome challenges as team with 'some oomph'

    Sep 30, 2014

    The cyclists, wind-blown and lashed from rain, rounded the curve and pushed through the final straightaway to cross the finish line. The fans, undeterred by the sudden downpour, screamed and clapped as the bikes whipped by. It was a dramatic but fitting display for the seventh and last cycling event in the 2014 Warrior Games, drenching but never dissuading the athletes who have already prevailed over so much.

  • 82nd Airborne helps commemorate 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 29, 2014

    Units from the 82nd Airborne Division participated in ceremonies and events throughout Europe, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden.

  • Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 29, 2014

    "Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing on his right hip on center court, pushed his body forward and used this momentum to pitch the volleyball back over the net. Sitting volleyball was the first event of the fifth annual Warrior Games, and Hasting's parents and younger brother watched as the Army team waged an offensive against the Air Force in the three-part game.

  • Medal of Honor recipient transitions to civilian life

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held an end-of-service award ceremony for a Medal of Honor recipient who used his recognition to urge Soldiers to get help for post-traumatic stress, Sept. 26, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, 34, ended his enlistment to transition to life as a civilian after ten combined years of military service.

  • Operation Rising Star to salute 'Soldier for Life' All-Stars

    Sep 25, 2014

    Army Entertainment announced it will celebrate the 10th season of Operation Rising Star with a "Soldier for Life" theme during finals week, scheduled for early December at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, in San Antonio.

  • Praise, criticism can be effective or not, says resilience trainer

    Sep 25, 2014

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program master resilience trainer explained that Soldiers, like people everywhere, appreciate sincere praise for a job well done, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Former SMA visits Camp Zama, speaks at resiliency seminar, fair

    Sep 24, 2014

    Camp Zama, Japan, held a Community Resilience Seminar, Sept. 19, 2014, to introduce the Camp Zama Retiree Council and recognized "Retiree Appreciation Day, in conjunction with a "Passport to Life" Community Resiliency Fair at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army Ten-Miler shadow run held on Kandahar Airfield

    Sep 24, 2014

    More than 700 coalition Service members showed up before the sun rose on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2014, to run a shadow run for the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler.

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