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  • 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.

  • Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness top NCO: Patterns key to success

    Sep 24, 2014

    The senior enlisted advisor for the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, explained that people need to train themselves for stressful events ahead of time, and not rely on heat-of-the-moment reactions, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Refining shooters' instincts in the Army Reserve

    Sep 23, 2014

    There's nothing natural about shooting a rifle. Marksmanship goes against every instinct a Soldier has. That's why the Army Reserve has a mobile marksmanship training team that travels the country to help units improve their shooting skills and range scores.

  • 10th Mountain brigade earns top team at Canadian Ironman

    Sep 22, 2014

    A team of 13 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), earned top-team honors during the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Ironman Competition, Sept. 10, 2014, at Petawawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Desire to be resilient can sometimes mask underlying depression

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Army culture is one of toughness and resilience, so seeking help for depression may be very hard for Soldiers to do, said Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey Grammer, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Service members take part in University of Maryland's tribute to 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    Sep 19, 2014

    Fort Meade, Maryland, service members and other military personnel unfurled a 100-yard-long American flag, during University of Maryland's Military Appreciation Day football halftime show, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Maryland.

  • Army Marksman wins Double Trap Gold in Spain

    Sep 18, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond captured his second world championship title in Men's Double Trap with a perfect score during the All-Event International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship, in Granada, Spain.

  • Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

    Sep 18, 2014

    Wounded warrior Edward Lychik worked with the professionals at the Center for the Intrepid to develop a first-of-a-kind leg prosthesis for people with hip-disarticulation amputations.

  • Army EOD Soldiers win bomb squad competition

    Sep 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers won first place in Urban Shield, a Bay Area bomb squad competition in California.

  • Family of Medal of Honor recipient Sloat makes solemn visit to Vietnam Wall

    Sep 17, 2014

    Family members of Medal of Honor recipient Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat made a somber visit to the Vietnam Wall where his name is etched with the tens of thousands of other fallen service members from the war.

  • Soldier rescues woman from alligator-infested waters

    Sep 16, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician rescued a woman from alligator-infested waters at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • Soldiers medal in swimming at Invictus Games

    Sep 16, 2014

    On the last day of the inaugural Invictus Games, several current, retired and former Soldiers captured medals during the swimming events in London, Sept. 14, 2014.

  • Queen Elizabeth applauds wounded warriors recovering through competitive sports

    Sep 16, 2014

    "All of you have used the power of sports to enhance your own recovery and to raise wider awareness of the enormous challenges faced by wounded veterans," the Queen of England wrote to wounded warriors at the Invictus Games, in London.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • SMA Chandler returns to 'home base'

    Sep 15, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III has been across the globe during his career, however, he made only his third trip to Massachusetts since he enlisted in Brockton, Massachusetts, in 1981, and his first trip back to the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, since his graduation.

  • Grueling 38-hour struggle in jungle leads to Medal of Honor

    Sep 12, 2014

    A battle along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the remote A Shau Valley pitted 16 Green Berets against a division of North Vietnamese, and would belatedly earn one Soldier the highest recognition for valor.

  • U.S. paratroopers, Polish hosts remember 9/11 with friendly soccer match

    Sep 12, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade squared off against a team of local players in a friendly match before hundreds of local residents and American Soldiers at the Walerina Pytla City Stadium in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Sept. 11, 2014.

  • 50th anniversary of Drill Sergeant School gets commandant to look back

    Sep 12, 2014

    Looking back, Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian pretty much knew from day one in the Army that he wanted to be a drill sergeant.

  • Invictus Games kick off with opening ceremony

    Sep 12, 2014

    More than 5,000 people attended the Invictus Games' opening ceremony on the South Lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Sept. 10.

  • Righting a 44-year-old mistake: Vietnam hero to receive posthumous MOH

    Sep 12, 2014

    For one brief, excruciatingly hopeful moment, Evelyn Sloat thought the Army officers at her door were there to tell her that her son, Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat, was coming home from Vietnam.

  • Mounted color guard Soldiers represent 'Big Red One' at Kansas State Fair

    Sep 11, 2014

    With its most experienced muleskinners long departed, the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard took a rookie team to this year's Kansas State Fair, in Hutchinson, Kansas, Sept. 6, 2014, and walked away with seven ribbons.

  • Unique PT commemorates 9/11 events

    Sep 11, 2014

    In the Pentagon courtyard, on the evening of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, service members from around the Washington, D.C. area participated in a first-of-its-kind commemoration where each repetition in their "workout of the day" was symbolic in some way of that day's tragedy.

  • World Class Athlete Program Soldier set for Invictus

    Sep 10, 2014

    Sgt. Ryan McIntosh of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program intends to win six medals in the inaugural Invictus Games, scheduled for Sept. 10-14, 2014, in London. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and military veterans from 14 nations.

  • 173rd Airborne represents USA in Estonian cross-country cycling competition

    Sep 9, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, pedaled alongside their host-nation partners, Aug. 19, 2014, during an annual cross country cycling competition, in Estonia.

  • Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

    Sep 9, 2014

    Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time. Their 11-year-old daughter, Asia SiVon Cottom, was on Flight 77 that day, with other children. At 9:37 a.m., terrorists flew the plane into the Pentagon.

  • Medal of Honor nominee reflects on Vietnam battle

    Sep 9, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins, an Opelika, Alabama, resident, is scheduled to receive the Medal of Honor during a Sept. 15, 2014, ceremony at the White House.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers clear way for Estonian school playground

    Sep 8, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade traded their tactical gear for rakes and shovels to turn a small field into a school playground Aug. 16, 2014, in Tallinn, Estonia.

  • 'Unconquered' warriors in London for first Invictus Games

    Sep 8, 2014

    Some 400 wounded, ill or injured warriors from the U.S., and 13 other allied nations, will compete at the first-ever Invictus Games in London, Sept. 10-14, 2014, and the U.S. team was sent off by a pep rally, Sept. 5, in Herndon, Va.

  • Indonesian, U.S. Soldiers conduct jungle survival training

    Sep 5, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, learned how to survive in the jungle through a day of survival training during Garuda Shield 14 at Puslatpur, in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, Sept. 4, 2014.

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