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  • Team Osan commemorates 65th anniversary of Battle of Bayonet Hill

    Feb 10, 2016

    U.S. and South Korean military officials gathered to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Hill 180, also referred to as the Battle of Bayonet Hill.

  • Unlocking brainpower key to improved Soldier performance, experts say

    Feb 9, 2016

    "Training the brain is really the gateway to improved readiness and performance," Col. Benjamin Solomon said.

  • Museum volunteer learns lessons in Guard history

    Feb 6, 2016

    The Texas Military Forces Museum celebrates the rich heritage of Guardsmen throughout the Lone Star State. For one new volunteer there, it's also an opportunity to support her college efforts and discover a new world of National Guard history.

  • Caps, service members both win at military appreciation night

    Feb 5, 2016

    There are a lot of similarities between the Army and great sports teams like the Washington Capitals, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

  • Shop restores artifacts for field artillery museum's display

    Feb 4, 2016

    Tools, toys and large cannons are the making of a great man cave, and such a lair can be found right on Fort Sill at the artifact restoration shop just behind the Army Field Artillery Museum.

  • WWI memorial design team shares vision

    Feb 3, 2016

    Just a few years out of college, architect-in-training Joseph Weishaar said it is an incredible honor to have been selected to create a national World War I memorial in the nation's capital.

  • Soldiers who vote could impact important issues

    Feb 2, 2016

    The primaries are already underway and the general election will be held Nov. 8, but it's not too late for Soldiers to participate and make their voices heard.

  • Army's Chelimo wins Portland 3K in world-pace time

    Feb 2, 2016

    Spc. Paul Chelimo came from behind to win the 3,000-meter race at the Nike "House of Track" meet in Portland, Oregon, Jan. 22, where his 7:44.68 finish set a record as the fastest 3K this year worldwide.

  • Carter announces 12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

    Feb 1, 2016

    The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Spending time with newborns important, Soldiers say

    Feb 1, 2016

    It's important for mothers and fathers to have time to bond with their infants following birth, said two Soldiers with newborns who are pleased with the Department of Defense policy change that lengthens maternity leave.

  • Application deadline nears for children scholarships

    Jan 29, 2016

    The time remaining to apply for one of the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children, each worth $2,000, is rapidly dwindling, as this year's Feb. 12 deadline approaches.

  • The 2016 Pro Bowl Draft hosted on Wheeler Army Airfield

    Jan 28, 2016

    The 25th Infantry Division in conjunction with U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, hosted the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft in the hangars of the 25th CAB on Wheeler Army Airfield, Jan. 27. "Since 2011, USAA has been the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL," stated Maj. Gen. Ret. Jason Kamiya, USAA Senior Vice President of Contact Center and Regional Strategy. "Using that platform we launched the "Salute the Service" Campaign, which brings the NFL to military servicemen and women and vice versa."

  • Ground breaks at Fort Hood for largest renewable energy project in Army

    Jan 28, 2016

    Fort Hood, federal and local officials broke ground here during a ceremony for a massive energy project for the installation, Jan. 28.

  • Winning design announced for World War I Memorial

    Jan 27, 2016

    The United States World War I Centennial Commission Tuesday announced the winning design concept for a new national memorial

  • Simulation center carries Medal of Honor Soldier's legacy forward

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center, named for the Medal of Honor recipient, provides immersive training at Fires Center of Excellence.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Acting secretary of the Army wants to expand, export Fort Hood successes

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Soldiers transition to civilian life and he wants to export those successes to the rest of the force.

  • MWR encourages Soldiers, Families to express their creativity

    Jan 19, 2016

    For some, creating whimsical works of art is as natural as breathing. But for others, the thought of taking pen or brush to canvas can be daunting.

  • Eighth Army pays tribute to civil rights pioneer

    Jan 18, 2016

    The 1st Signal Brigade, Eighth Army hosted an observance at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 14, in honor of civil rights pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

    Jan 13, 2016

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.

  • Army Fee Assistance program for child care moving back to contractor

    Jan 13, 2016

    A program that helps Soldiers with off-post child care expenses will begin transitioning from the Government Services Administration, or GSA, to a contractor, Feb. 22.

  • Family readiness leaders prep for South Korea rotation

    Jan 13, 2016

    Family readiness leaders and volunteers, with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are ramping up to ensure Soldiers and Families are prepared and supported during the brigade's nine-month rotation to South Korea.

  • Arizona Culinary Institute supports Soldier's continuing education

    Jan 12, 2016

    Soldiers are familiar with the emotions that come with a deployment. They put their lives on hold, which includes Family, jobs and school, to serve. Some will do this multiple times in their career.

  • Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

    Jan 12, 2016

    Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.

  • Ordnance Training Detachment furthers Soldier education

    Jan 12, 2016

    The Ordnance Training Detachment, with 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, is leading an initiative to provide Soldiers with more college-level education early on in their military careers.

  • Local youth sees need, helps community

    Jan 11, 2016

    Every day on the drive to school, 15-year-old Tyler Grover passed the Hohenfels Thrift Shop. On multiple occasions, Grover saw quality items left piled outside in all types of weather, potentially ruining them.

  • Colonel's work supports peacekeeping efforts

    Jan 11, 2016

    Army Col. Darius Gallegos has been a lot of things throughout his life: a star athlete, a scholar, a police officer, and currently the only American serving at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units here.

  • US Army holds All-American Bowl in San Antonio

    Jan 11, 2016

    Tens of thousands of people made their way to the Alamodome to watch the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 9.

  • Commissary stores set record for paper, plastic, cardboard recycling

    Jan 11, 2016

    The numbers are in: military commissaries surpassed their fiscal 2015 environmental goals for recycling and diverting waste from landfills.

  • Army Emergency Relief now accepting scholarship applications

    Jan 11, 2016

    Army Emergency Relief has announced the opening of its scholarship application period. Applications will be accepted until May 1.

  • Cadet marshals receive mentoring from top cadet command leadership

    Jan 8, 2016

    During the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 30 Army ROTC cadets from across the country are serving as cadet marshals, providing leadership and examples of being a team player to the athletes and band members performing at the game this week. Today, the cadets received a little mentoring of their own from cadet command leadership at an officer professional development session.

  • Army Golden Knights float to San Antonio for Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2016

    The Army's elite Golden Knights parachute team touched down in in San Antonio outside the Alamodome during their first practice before the 2016 Army All-American Bowl game.

  • Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County.

  • Astronaut application deadline approaching

    Jan 8, 2016

    Are you a Soldier who wants to reach for the stars? It is possible, and the deadline for applications is approaching.

  • All-American Bowl players, mentors get a lesson from Texas kids

    Jan 7, 2016

    Leaders on the field can also be leaders in their communities. That is the key message U.S. Army All-American Bowl Soldier mentors wanted to impart on the high school football athletes visiting the San Antonio-based Boysville, a residential care facility for children, Jan. 5. The players - the nation's young football elite - spent their post-practice afternoon challenging the elementary-aged children on their math skills in a friendly competition.

  • New Army wellness center offers tools for health, wellness, behavioral change

    Jan 7, 2016

    The Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center is now available to community members, providing them with easy access to metabolic assessments, body composition testing, physical fitness assessments, health coaching, biofeedback (stress reduction), general wellness classes, unit briefings and unit assessments.

  • First female West Point commandant of cadets assumes new role

    Jan 5, 2016

    For the first time in its history, the Army has installed a female officer as the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Army Emergency Relief aids bone marrow transplant

    Jan 5, 2016

    Farah Flores was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2015. Her daughter, Bernadette Flores, said her mother had been misdiagnosed many times before, but this time the cancer was confirmed.

  • New Year's bell-tolling ceremony in South Korea

    Jan 4, 2016

    Community leaders, including the Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, rang in the New Year in Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park here at midnight Dec. 31.

  • Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

    Jan 4, 2016

    Another new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?

  • Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video

    Dec 30, 2015

    A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.

  • U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

    Dec 29, 2015

    A career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more than two-and-a-half decades later.

  • Army wrestlers win 12th consecutive national team title

    Dec 28, 2015

    U.S. Army athletes won the team trophy for the 12th consecutive year during the U.S. Senior Nationals/Trials Qualifier in Las Vegas, showing the world they will be strong contenders at the upcoming U.S. Wrestling Olympic team trials.

  • West Point pilot program held on Fort Campbell

    Dec 24, 2015

    Pfc. Deandre Gamble wants to be an officer in the U.S. Army. It turns out that Fort Campbell is the place to speed up that goal.

  • USARCENT uses music to bridge languages, build partnership

    Dec 23, 2015

    An orchestra needs many talented musicians, just like a coalition needs talented Soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen from many nations to forge enduring partnerships and accomplish any mission.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas, garrison team hosts holiday events

    Dec 23, 2015

    Rotisserie chicken, deviled eggs and cheesecake lured Fort Riley garrison employees to the basement of building 407 for the annual holiday potluck, hosted by the Garrison team members.

  • Children graduate from Drug Abuse Resistance Education

    Dec 23, 2015

    Students, parents and teachers gathered in the gymnasium of Ware Elementary Dec. 16 to celebrate the pledge of a lifetime 5th grade students made to themselves and everyone. They pledged to stay drug free.

  • Soldiers excel in 2015 sporting events worldwide

    Dec 22, 2015

    This year was a great one for Army athletes, from the Army Ten-Miler and DOD Warrior Games, to the World Games and Pan Am Games.

  • Veterans Court pilot program to start on Fort Hood

    Dec 22, 2015

    A Veterans Treatment Court, the first of its kind located on a major military installation, was established here by Judge Jeffrey Manske under an agreement between the U.S. Attorney and Chief of Pretrial Services for the Western District of Texas, along with representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dec. 11.

  • Blackhorse Troopers march 38 miles to honor Barstow veterans

    Dec 22, 2015

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on Fort Irwin, California, hosted its 19th Annual Regimental Long Walk, Dec. 14 - 15.

  • Drill sergeant incorporates skills learned in civilian career

    Dec 21, 2015

    How do you picture a drill sergeant? As a stern, totalitarian figure; barking out orders with an unintelligible loud snarl, ready to pounce on your every misstep?

  • Fort Hood bikers bring vets holiday cheer

    Dec 21, 2015

    More than 60 Soldiers, with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, rode their motorcycles to the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, in Temple, Texas, Dec. 18, to spend time with veterans.

  • Medical experts look beyond drugs for sleep solutions

    Dec 21, 2015

    One in 20 active-duty Soldiers are on sleep medications, according to the Army Office of the Surgeon General "Health of the Force" report released this month. "These Soldiers are less likely to be medically ready to deploy," the report cautions.

  • Some 'Star Wars' tech inspired by the Army's experiments in mobility

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the Army's experimental technologies.

  • Soldier grabs first spot in line for Operation Toy Drop

    Dec 17, 2015

    On a cool and crisp early December morning with a hint of the winter to come in the air, hundreds of Soldiers wait patiently in line at Pope Field's Green Ramp, each of them bearing gifts for children they would never meet. Some are zipped up in sleeping bags on the cold concrete. Some are huddled over donated cups of hot coffee. All of them are there for at least one reason: to participate in this year's "Lottery Day."

  • Fort Drum spouse helps build community spirit year-round

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sarah James wears many hats. The wife of combat engineer Sgt. William James, she is a mother of two, an active member of her family readiness group and a children's ministry director at her church. James home schools her children McKayla and Christopher and organizes monthly community brunches at the Crescent Woods Community Center.

  • U.S. Military Academy to host 2016 DoD Warrior Games

    Dec 15, 2015

    The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games will take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22, Pentagon officials announced.

  • Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors

    Dec 15, 2015

    A Department of Defense program is helping five U.S. Army noncommissioned officers pursue their dreams to study medicine while continuing to serve on active duty.

  • Multi-gun challenge gives public glimpse of Army training

    Dec 15, 2015

    Families, Soldiers and civilians spent three days learning about Army training while competing in a three-gun competition at Krilling Range during the 2015 Fort Benning Multi-gun Challenge, Dec. 4-6.

  • Young Army team drops first-half lead to Navy

    Dec 14, 2015

    Three fourth-quarter turnovers and a missed field goal put the Army on the short end of Navy again, 21-17, despite early successes by freshman quarterback Chris Carter and junior wide receiver Edgar Poe.

  • Wreaths honor those who gave all

    Dec 14, 2015

    Wreaths Across America Day drew about 50,000 family members of fallen troops and volunteers who placed more than 240,000 wreaths on the white marble headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 12.

  • Flight medic departs for fifth deployment

    Dec 11, 2015

    Nearly 100 years ago, young American men were leaving farms across America, joining every branch of the military to fight in World War I. One-third of Americans lived on a farm during the first decades of the 20th century, so nearly every squad of Soldiers had farmers in it.

  • 'Meet Your Army' to put Soldiers, service, back in spotlight

    Dec 10, 2015

    Throughout the last 14 years, the American public saw a steady stream of information about the Army through television and newspapers. But as involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has died down, Americans are seeing fewer Soldiers in the press. And even fewer Americans know a Soldier personally.

  • Wounded warrior triumphs over tragedy

    Dec 9, 2015

    Naval Postgraduate School student Army Maj. Dennis "DJ" Skelton, of Elk Point, South Dakota, has been given a rather unfortunate moniker - one he likely would prefer not to have.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Rubin dies at 86

    Dec 9, 2015

    Holocaust survivor, Korean War hero and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin died Dec. 5 of natural causes. The Garden Grove, California, resident was 86 years old when he passed.

  • Collaboration helps shape Army University

    Dec 9, 2015

    Army educators are collaborating with scores of colleges and universities to chart the parameters for the new Army University.

  • Santa delivers toys, good cheer during toy drop

    Dec 8, 2015

    U.S. Army and Air Force paratroopers joined British, German, French, Dutch, Estonian, Polish, Irish, and Latvian jumpers to deliver more than 2,000 Christmas presents for Kaiserslautern-area children in spectacular fashion during the 5th Quartermaster Company's ninth annual toy drop in Germany, Dec. 7.

  • Vets remember Pearl Harbor on anniversary

    Dec 8, 2015

    When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall.

  • Japanese, American female service members discuss challenges, opportunities of serving

    Dec 7, 2015

    Female Soldiers assigned to various U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps units met with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Middle Army females in a women's mentorship meeting during exercise Yama Sakura 69 at Camp Itami, Japan, Dec. 5.

  • Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart Medal after 47 years

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Army provided a long-awaited presentation, Dec. 3, when a Southeast Arizona veteran received the Purple Heart Medal for a head wound sustained 47 years earlier when the former Soldier, then a specialist 4, was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized) 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

  • Fates unsealed: Class of 2016 cadets learn branches

    Dec 4, 2015

    U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, cadets from the Class of 2016 recently learned which branch of the U.S. Army they will begin their careers in.

  • NORAD celebrates 60 years of tracking Santa

    Dec 3, 2015

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey.

  • Warrant officers play 'Santa' for good cause in Germany

    Dec 2, 2015

    They may ride motorcycles rather than sleighs and "regs" don't permit an abdomen shaped like a "bowl full of jelly," but members of the Warrant Officers Association, Rheinland-Pfalz Silver Chapter, along with Family members and volunteers, emulated Saint Nick for a good cause during a succession of charity events, which will culminate in a "Toy Run for Kids," Dec. 5.

  • Mongolian soldier blazes trail for fellow females

    Dec 1, 2015

    Throughout the years, more than four dozen foreign soldiers have attended the SFC Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer Academy. However this year, one graduate is the first of her kind.

  • Fort Benning commemorates Battle of Ia Drang

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence hosted nine Vietnam veterans recalling their parts in the Battle of Ia Drang, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, Nov. 24.

  • Fort Sill French liaison officer reflects on Paris attacks

    Nov 25, 2015

    When the attacks in Paris occurred two weeks ago, it only took moments for a Fort Sill French liaison officer to learn about it.

  • Female Army CST-2 members share their stories

    Nov 25, 2015

    Today, less than half a percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military and of that number, 14 percent are women. Commonly, war stories are told through the eyes of men and it is rarely illustrated from a woman's perspective.

  • Deployed Soldiers get taste of home

    Nov 25, 2015

    This Thanksgiving, logisticians will have delivered 95,000 pounds of turkey, ham, and beef to serve Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan, according to William King, logistics management specialist, Army G-4.

  • Holiday mailing deadlines fast approaching

    Nov 24, 2015

    Time is running out to send holiday packages to deployed Soldiers. In fact, Wednesday is the last day to send parcels by the affordable "Space-Available Mail" to ensure they reach forward operating bases by Christmas.

  • Army wins bronze at Pentagon sitting volleyball tourney

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Army battled back to win bronze at the Pentagon's sitting volleyball tournament, Nov. 19, after an undefeated Air Force squad swept gold and Marine Corps veterans settled for silver.

  • Chaplains hone key leader engagement skills with new training

    Nov 19, 2015

    Chaplains from all units of the 25th Infantry Division met at the Mission Training Center at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 12, to partake in a new training program designed to improve their key leader engagement skills.

  • Veterans recall Battle of Ia Drang at 50th anniversary

    Nov 18, 2015

    The Ia Drang Valley. It is among the most famous battles in the storied history of the 1st Cavalry Division and the first major battle of the Vietnam War. Veterans from the division gathered in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, to commemorate the anniversary of the battle and pay tribute to their fallen comrades in an event hosted by the 1st Cavalry Division Association.

  • Natick veterans recall Vietnam War

    Nov 17, 2015

    Fifty years after the United States entered the Vietnam War, five veterans from that era of conflict visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center to relate their experiences, Nov. 10.

  • Wheelchair rugby makes debut for Warrior Care Month

    Nov 17, 2015

    Fifty-pound wheeled chariots made of steel, aluminum and over-sized wheels were the modes of battle Monday as teams of joint-service wounded, ill or injured kicked off a demonstration of wheelchair rugby.

  • Army Retirement Services celebrates 60 years of helping vets

    Nov 16, 2015

    Today's veterans who've served throughout the last 14 years of continuous war, "are the finest team of Soldiers yet assembled on the face of this planet," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Syracuse sets high standard for military, veteran support

    Nov 14, 2015

    When the Syracuse Orange invited the Fort Drum, New York-based 10th Mountain Division to participate in pre-game festivities for a recent high-visibility gridiron contest against the top-ranked team in the country, it was but a tiny window into the heart of an elite school, which has long stood by men and women in uniform.

  • Cavalry Soldier reunites with life-saving equipment

    Nov 13, 2015

    Three years ago, a man with a gunshot wound to the head walked into a hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan, clutching a helmet as if his life depended on it - because his life depended on it. First Lt. Jeffrey R. Meek and the advanced combat helmet that saved his life were reunited in a presentation at the Mission Command Training Center on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 13.

  • Obama stresses country's debt to veterans

    Nov 12, 2015

    Americans must do more than simply recognize what veterans mean to the country one day a year, President Barack Obama said here today.

  • Heritage, education center shows every Army story is important

    Nov 12, 2015

    Much of history is lost to the simple passing of time. Monuments erode, pictures and news articles are lost, memories fade; what survives is usually the fantastic, or large in scale. Books record major events, like the Civil Rights movement, or devastating wars, like World War II. They talk about central personalities and battles, but few annals ever reach down into the ranks of the every day. Few histories record the personal stories of those who were living in times upheaval.

  • Disabled veterans use baking to work through PTSD symptoms

    Nov 12, 2015

    Smiles and the smells of freshly baked bread, cakes and cookies greet visitors of Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C., a place where disabled veterans can learn more than just baking.

  • Groberg receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Nov 12, 2015

    Medically-retired Capt. Florent A. Groberg became the 10th living service member to receive the Medal of Honor, Nov. 12, for selfless actions on the battlefield in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Veterans spin war stories at Double Nickels Speakeasy

    Nov 10, 2015

    They were Soldiers once, Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. They stood straight and strong and proud. They were brave, heroes even. Some volunteered. Some were drafted. They fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. They served in combat, they served in occupation forces and they served stateside.

  • Nurse-athlete conquers cancer, readies for elite marathon

    Nov 10, 2015

    Cancer may have taken her ability to run, but Capt. Kelly Elmlinger refused to let that slow her down.

  • Veterans Day: Service members discuss values, service, sacrifice

    Nov 9, 2015

    Many of our nation's veterans have become seasoned warriors over time, some with multiple deployments under their belts; many who have made the military their way of life. America's military is a strong and ready fighting force. On Veteran's Day, the nation honors its service members for their service.

  • 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley honors Vietnam veterans

    Nov 9, 2015

    To show Vietnam-era veterans the gratitude and honor many didn't receive while on active duty, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley hosted the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony on the post's Marshall Army Airfield, Nov. 6. More than 150 veterans from every branch of service attended the ceremony from as far away as Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming and Indiana.

  • Restaurants offer troops free meals for Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2015

    In appreciation for military service, many restaurants across the nation are offering free meals to veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day.

  • Service members participate in food distribution event

    Nov 6, 2015

    Approximately 200 meals were distributed by Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and his family Nov. 2, at the Stevens Family Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

  • Milley visits injured service members in San Antonio

    Nov 5, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley visited wounded service members during a town hall-style meeting at the Center for the Intrepid on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 2015.

  • Fort Bragg motorcycle riders practice safety

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers and civilians from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command here traded their military uniforms for heavy biker's boots and other protective safety equipment and hit the road on a motorcycle mentorship ride Oct. 30.

  • November designated as Month of the Military Family

    Nov 3, 2015

    Since 1993, the month of November has been recognized as Month of the Military Family across the Department of Defense as a way to thank all Family members, who have supported the career of a service member.