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  • SMA: The Army Ethic 'doorway' to profession

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Ethic is the "doorway" into our profession, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, during an interview with senior Army leaders at the conclusion of the CSA Army Profession Symposium, held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., July 30-31, 2014.

  • American hunters recognized through German time-honored tradition

    Jul 31, 2014

    Fifteen Americans received their hunting certificates, or Jägerbriefe, and were inducted into the Jaegerschaft Wiesbaden at a ceremony held at the historic Jagdschloss Platte, in Wiesbaden, Germany, July 25, 2014.

  • Mamie Eisenhower letter donated to Fort Meade Museum

    Jul 31, 2014

    A letter from former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was donated to the Fort Meade Museum, in Maryland, July 25, 2014.

  • Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

    Jul 31, 2014

    Sgt. Thomas Block was honored July 30, 2014, as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be.

  • Army signs 'Shifting Gears' training partnership with GM, Raytheon

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Army, General Motors and Raytheon signed a proclamation at the Pentagon, July 29, 2014, that puts new job opportunities on the table for Soldiers separating from military service.

  • Army shooters win prestigious Presidents Trophies

    Jul 30, 2014

    Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President's Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches, at Camp Perry, Ohio, July 22, 2014.

  • Army investigators warn public about romance scams

    Jul 30, 2014

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are once again warning internet users worldwide about cyber criminals involved in an online crime that CID has dubbed "the Romance Scam."

  • Chaplains remember Vietnam-era chaplains during 239th Anniversary

    Jul 29, 2014

    On July 25, 2014, the Chaplain Corps celebrates its 239th Anniversary by honoring those Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants who served in the Vietnam War.

  • First Soldiers awarded Army Instructor Badge

    Jul 28, 2014

    Seven Soldiers made Army history when they became the first instructors to receive the Army Instructor Badge during a recognition ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia, July 17, 2014.

  • Belvoir hospital achieves baby-friendly accreditation

    Jul 25, 2014

    Increasing its ability to afford patients the highest standard of care, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital recently became only one of two medical facilities in Virginia and one of four military treatment facilities in the Military Health System to hold accreditation through the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.

  • WWII veteran, 108, gets hero's welcome in DC

    Jul 25, 2014

    Women's Army Auxiliary Corps veteran Lucy Coffey arrived in Washington, D.C., to a hero's welcome that included a greeting from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, July 25, 2014.

  • Female boxers excel in World Class Athlete Program

    Jul 24, 2014

    Four female Soldier-boxers in the U.S. Army World Class Program have won national boxing championships while training to contend for spots on Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts: Bonds will never be broken

    Jul 24, 2014

    "The value of serving in the unit and in combat resides in the relationships we have with people. It doesn't reside in the medals," said former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

    Jul 23, 2014

    Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes July 22, 2014, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler in Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

  • Crossing home plate to combat silent injuries

    Jul 22, 2014

    In just its fifth year, the "Run to Home Base" continues to grow and help military members who suffer from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

    Jul 22, 2014

    Gold Star Family members traveled to Sand Hill on Fort Benning, Georgia, July 18, 2014, for a glimpse into the day of a one station unit trainee, courtesy of the 198th Infantry Brigade.

  • Gunsmiths key to success of Army Marksmanship Unit

    Jul 22, 2014

    Sweeping both the Interservice Pistol and National Rifle Association National Pistol Championships along with wins at the Interservice Rifle and National Trophy Rifle matches, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldiers have lived up to their reputation as some of the best shooters in the world.

  • Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

    Jul 21, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. Ralph W. Kuethe, 95, was awarded a Silver Star medal in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, July 11, 2014, 70 years after serving in World War II.

  • Redskins military appreciation day draws over 3,000 to FedEx Field

    Jul 21, 2014

    The burgundy and gold VIP carpet was stylishly rolled out for regional service members July 12, 2014, before and during the first Redskins Salute Military Appreciation Day, at FedEx Field, in Landover, Maryland.

  • Increased SHARP training furthers efforts to combat sexual abuse

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Army is "breaking new ground" in efforts to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in the ranks, according to a top Army official.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Pitts: 'It is their names, not mine'

    Jul 21, 2014

    President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony July 21, 2014.

  • Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

    Jul 18, 2014

    Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

  • Belvoir pro believes adapting key to military golf future

    Jul 17, 2014

    PGA professional Steve Greiner credits the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Wounded Warrior Golf Program for helping keep golf on the map at Fort Belvoir Golf Club, in Virginia.

  • Soldier featured in OEF documentary 'The Hornet's Nest'

    Jul 17, 2014

    A documentary film containing 100-percent real and raw battlefield footage shot in what's considered the most violent part of Afghanistan, features a Soldier who was serving in 2010, as a squadron commander with the 3rd Brigade "Rakkasans" of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

  • Paratroopers referee American football game in Latvia

    Jul 16, 2014

    Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, guest refereed an amateur league American football game between the Riga Lions and Tartu Titans from Estonia at Upesciems Stadium, in Upesciems, Latvia, July 5, 2014.

  • Marksmanship unit makes clean sweep of 2014 NRA National Pistol Championships

    Jul 16, 2014

    It was a historic performance for U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooters at the National Rifle Association National Pistol Championship, held at Camp Perry, Ohio, July 8-12, 2014, as Service Pistol Team members took the top three positions out of 656 competitors.

  • Paratroopers, Latvians teach children baseball

    Jul 15, 2014

    Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, partnered with the Latvia national baseball team to practice America's pastime and teach fundamentals to children in Riga, Latvia, July 12, 2014.

  • Paratroopers visit Latvian summer camp

    Jul 14, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, visited a summer camp for local children near Ergli, Latvia, July 9, 2014, offering them a glimpse into U.S. Army life, their equipment, meals and physical readiness training.

  • Army doctor, 75, looks back at half-century of service

    Jul 14, 2014

    "It's like yesterday," Col. Arthur Wittich said about his military career that began in 1956, as a Navy hospital corpsman. "I consider myself blessed. I've enjoyed my career."

  • Villagers reunite in Hohenfels Training Area

    Jul 11, 2014

    In 1951, the residents of Schmidheim village in Germany, were relocated to make way for the expansion of Hohenfels Training Area. Roughly 60 guests assembled at the remains of the village, July 5, 2014, to share memories, honor those who have passed, and rejoice at being home.

  • 'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

    Jul 10, 2014

    After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.

  • Paratroopers join brothers-in-arms at Amputee Care Center

    Jul 9, 2014

    British, American and Estonian service members, political dignitaries and community leaders joined nurses, doctors and technicians at the grand opening of the Amputee Care Center at Magdaleena Hospital, in Tallinn, Estonia, July 2, 2014.

  • Interservice Rifle Championship brings out marksmen

    Jul 9, 2014

    Marksmen throughout the Department of Defense are competing this week in the 53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

  • Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

    Jul 8, 2014

    A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

  • 1st Cavalry female leads crew to historic 'Top Gun' gunnery title

    Jul 8, 2014

    Maj. Chrissy Cook made history in the 1st Cavalry Division two weeks ago when she led her Bradley crew to "Top Gun" status during gunnery, making her the first female Bradley commander to do so.

  • U.S. paratroopers march in Estonian Victory Day parade

    Jul 7, 2014

    Thousands of people crowded the streets in Valga, Estonia, watching with excitement as Soldiers with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, marched through their hometown for the Victory Day parade, June 23, 2014.

  • From ROTC Cadets to commissioned officers

    Jul 7, 2014

    The 1st and 2nd Regiments of the Army ROTC's Leader Development and Assessment Course graduated July 6, 2014, at Fort Knox, Ky. During the ceremony, 35 Cadets commissioned as second lieutenants, starting their careers as Army officers.

  • Ranger named Special Operations Medic of the Year

    Jul 3, 2014

    On Oct. 5, 2013, Rangers from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were a month in to their 18th battalion deployment, since 2001, to Afghanistan.

  • Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at BAMC

    Jul 3, 2014

    When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit supports accession efforts at Country Jam 2014

    Jul 2, 2014

    Music fans at the 2014 Country Jam had the opportunity to meet U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit members and get a glimpse into Army life, June 19-22, 2014, in Grand Junction, Colorado.

  • Natick Soldier pedals away from troubles

    Jul 1, 2014

    No one will ever mistake Staff Sgt. Eric Murray for a Tour de France winner, but that really doesn't matter. His bicycle became a lifeline of sorts for Murray after he suffered wounds to his lower extremities from two mortar rounds in a September 2006 attack near Sadr City, Iraq, and later during his divorce.

  • 94th Infantry Division vets reunite to remember World War II

    Jul 1, 2014

    Some 20 World War II veterans of the 94th Infantry Division gathered in Arlington, Virginia, June 28, 2014, for their 65th annual reunion.

  • Rangers in all-black company remember Korean service

    Jul 1, 2014

    Elite Soldiers with the Army's only all-black Ranger company talked about their service during the Korean War, how they fought bravely, endured harsh conditions and served with distinction.

  • Above the Best: Aviator flourishes on All-Army Triathlon Team

    Jun 27, 2014

    Second Lt. Justine Emge, D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, represented the Army, May 31, 2014, at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, as she competed in the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship for the All-Army Triathlon Team.

  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

  • Army sweeps 55th Interservice Pistol Championships

    Jun 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit gave the Army both the individual and team championships at the 55th Interservice Pistol Championships.

  • SMA honors NCOs, 'backbone of Army,' at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 26, 2014

    Non-commissioned officers are the "glue for our Army and are the key to our success," Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said, as he honored NCOs at a Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, Wednesday.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers honor fallen comrade's promise

    Jun 26, 2014

    Soldiers dressed in full Army Dress Blues filled the front seats of Mountain View High School, graduation ceremony in El Paso, Texas, June 7, 2014. As Lluvia Loeza's name was called, the Soldiers rose to their feet and each rendered a salute.

  • Old Guard Soldiers recognized during Washington Nationals Army Day celebration

    Jun 24, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Drill team and U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed in front of thousands in the sweltering heat at Nationals Park as part of the Washington Nationals Army Day celebration prior to their game with the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI Bill 70th Anniversary

    Jun 24, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill, originally the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2014.

  • ROTC Cadets assist with disaster relief in Bosnia

    Jun 24, 2014

    Army ROTC cadets were diverted from their Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, to Bosnia to help provide disaster relief after the country was devastated by historic flooding

  • Arctic warriors summit North America's highest point, put Army gear to the test

    Jun 24, 2014

    Five paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, along with one Soldier from the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center, and two Soldiers from the Vermont Army National Guard, scaled the highest point in North America by reaching the summit of Mount McKinley, Alaska, June 15, 2014.

  • Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat actions in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The White House announced today that former Staff. Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his combat actions during an enemy engagement in Wanat, in the Waygal Valley of northeastern Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

  • Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

    Jun 23, 2014

    In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, 2014, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at Pentagon during Army birthday celebration

    Jun 23, 2014

    On June 19, 2014, the two brothers, along with 11 other Soldiers, re-enlisted during a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard. The event coincided with celebrations in honor of the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for fierce battle in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    "This award isn't about what I did; it's about what we did as a team," former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts said, about being selected for the Medal of Honor for actions on July 13, 2008, when an estimated 200 insurgents attacked a vehicle patrol base in Wanat, Afghanistan, killing nine Soldiers. Soldiers fought with all they had, some to the death, Pitts said. The Medal of Honor "belongs to everybody who was there that day."

  • Army celebrates 239 years of history at 2014 Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 22, 2014

    More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members attended the 2014 Army Birthday Ball, June 21, 2014, at National Harbor, Maryland, as the capstone event on a week of celebration coinciding with the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14.

  • Army celebrates its birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 20, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 visitors to the National Capital Region helped celebrate the Army's 239th birthday as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high-energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • One of America's most decorated Soldiers honored graveside on his birthday

    Jun 20, 2014

    Soldiers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 20, 2014, to pay tribute to one of the Army's most decorated Soldiers, Audie Murphy, on the day of his birth.

  • Washington Nationals recognize, honor Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team played a part in the 239th United States Army Birthday week by honoring Soldiers at their game against the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches out to Gold Star Families

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp Out welcomed 30 children ages 6-17 to the Parrie Haynes Ranch, in Killeen, Texas, June 12-14, 2014.

  • Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials; two go to Trescott

    Jun 18, 2014

    Twenty air pistol shooters from Army, Air Force and Marines lined up at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, at the site of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.

  • Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army recognized Silver Star Medal recipient, Patrick A. Tiessonniere on behalf of Vietnam War veterans at a Twilight Tattoo event, June 11 at Fort Myer, Virginia.

  • Vice chief: Americans can gain much from Army history

    Jun 17, 2014

    "We have to get the word out to the American public what our Army has done for them," over the last 239 years, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell. "I don't think most Americans understand that impact."

  • Cadets dive into Leader's Training Course

    Jun 17, 2014

    Leader's Training Course cadets tackled the Combat Water Survival Training section of their training June 11, 2014, at Gammon Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers continue world dominance in Munich

    Jun 16, 2014

    Two Shotgun shooters from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit took home medals in Double Trap at the International Shooting Sports Federation Munich World Cup, in Munich, June 9, 2014.

  • Arlington National Cemetery caps 150th year at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Jun 16, 2014

    A little more than one month ago, on May 13, 2014, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., began to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its establishment with a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Pvt. William H. Christman, a Union Soldier who was the first to be interred on the 624-acre grounds.

  • Army secretary honors fallen at Arlington commemoration

    Jun 16, 2014

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh praised the fallen from the nation's wars June 15, 2014, during a commemoration of Arlington National Cemetery's 150th anniversary in the cemetery's amphitheater, in Arlington, Va.

  • AER awards $8.8 million in scholarships to Army families

    Jun 13, 2014

    This year, Army Emergency Relief awarded 2,744 scholarships to children of active duty and retired Soldiers, and 895 scholarships to spouses.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers display tools of their trade for Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    More than 20 New York National Guard Soldiers from the historic 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, took part in a New York City ceremony held in Bryant Park in New York City, June 13, 2014, to commemorate the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

    Jun 12, 2014

    Retired Col. Ramon M. Padilla, a Korean War veteran, visited Hill 296 in Yeoju, South Korea, June 5, 2014, to reminisce about his participation in a battle there 63 years ago.

  • Grandson, community honor 'First Team' Medal of Honor trooper's sacrifice with Valor Walk

    Jun 12, 2014

    It was 64 years ago in 1950, when John Peña's grandfather, Master Sgt. Mike C. Peña, the platoon leader with Company F, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, paid the ultimate sacrifice near Waegwan, Korea, as he held back advancing North Korean Soldiers to save his troops.

  • Band Soldier uses bilingual skills, music to strengthen bonds with Japanese community

    Jun 11, 2014

    "Thank you for saving me that day." Sgt. Cameron Blackhurst, assigned to the U.S. Army Japan Band, at Camp Zama, Japan, was told those words by a tearful Japanese woman after he, along with other band members, put on a concert at Showa Kinen Park on the outskirts of Tokyo, in November 2013.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' study historical battle for lessons learned

    Jun 11, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade jumped in to Ginkelse Heide Drop Zone, near Nijmegen, Netherlands, May 20, 2014, in order to begin a staff ride in and around the places where World War II's Operation Market Garden occurred.

  • Paratrooper memorial unveiled in Normandy

    Jun 11, 2014

    Officials of the Normandy town of Sainte-Mère-Église, France, added a new monument to their town center June 8, 2014, memorializing the paratroopers who lost their lives in the fight for their freedom.

  • Mindfulness study explores way for Soldiers to manage stress

    Jun 10, 2014

    Dr. Valerie Rice with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been looking at virtual worlds and peaceful real-life retreats for the last three years on behalf of the Army Study Program to explore whether mindfulness could be helpful to reduce stress for Soldiers or veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological issues.

  • Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

    Jun 10, 2014

    About four years ago, Sarah Ross was walking through downtown Boston on a sightseeing trip with her mother. The Army veteran didn't like what she saw all around her.

  • 93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

    Jun 9, 2014

    In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky, June 5, 2014, over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield, seven decades after his historic D-Day landing.

  • D-Day heroes inducted into French Legion of Honor

    Jun 9, 2014

    Three surviving D-Day veterans of the 101st Airborne Division were recognized June 6, 2014, for their bravery with one of France's highest decorations, the Legion of Honor medal.

  • D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with former Waffen-SS soldier

    Jun 9, 2014

    Meeting at the notorious "bloody" Omaha Beach along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

  • 'Big Red One' commemorates D-Day at Omaha Beach

    Jun 8, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2014, by participating in three ceremonies at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • U.S., French honor American D-Day hero

    Jun 6, 2014

    Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes was the commander of 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, when he jumped into Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, not knowing what the next 96 hours would hold for him and his Soldiers.

  • D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle

    Jun 6, 2014

    With the tricolor of French, American and British flags draped in the windows, parades of vintage military vehicles and ceremonies in villages across the region, Normandy is abuzz with celebration on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Soldier protected others from air attacks during Normandy invasion

    Jun 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Arthur Guest played a unique but crucial role in securing the beachhead from enemy aircraft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, and in the days and months that followed.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers, local community pay respects at monument in Normandy

    Jun 6, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division, alongside members of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 29th Infantry Division, British forces and French and German army were asked to provide supporting during ceremonies honoring the troops who stormed the beaches during World War II, seven decades ago.

  • Continental Congress authorizes Army

    Jun 5, 2014

    When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.

  • Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775

    Jun 5, 2014

    Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.

  • Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

    Jun 5, 2014

    When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.

  • 70 years later, Normandy commander showcases arm at MLB armed forces tribute

    Jun 5, 2014

    Retired Col. Jack Brooks, who commanded a company of the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, on June 6th 1944, took the field during a May 26, 2014, pre-game tribute to the armed forces at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., and threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

  • D-Day hero posthumously honored in Normandy

    Jun 5, 2014

    Municipality leaders, veterans and residents gathered to remember a local legend June 5, 2014, unveiling a new site and monument dedicated to a D-Day hero of the 101st Airborne Division, in Carentan, France.

  • 409th CSB supports Normandy's D-Day ceremony

    Jun 5, 2014

    In Normandy, France, the radio is reporting clear skies and calm waters as military and civilian personnel from all over the world gather in honor and celebration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. This makes today far different from the monumental day when Allied troops stormed a stretch of beach in the invasion of Continental Europe, in World War II.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers participate in Carentan memorial dedication

    Jun 5, 2014

    Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division, alongside troops from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, as well as French and German soldiers, helped dedicate a new memorial dedicated to the 101st Airborne Division, in Carentan, France,, June 4, 2014.

  • French families adopt 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers for an evening

    Jun 5, 2014

    More than 50 French families volunteered to entertain visiting American Soldiers at their homes the evening of June 3, 2014. The Soldiers, including a group from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division, and Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, are in Carentan, France, to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration

    Jun 3, 2014

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

  • D-Day paratrooper remembers historic jump ahead of 70th anniversary

    Jun 2, 2014

    Veteran paratrooper Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, who jumped into Normandy on D-Day, is returning to coastal France to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion that changed the course of World War II.

  • D-Day 70th anniversary activities provide chance of lifetime for JROTC Cadets

    Jun 2, 2014

    Several high school Army JROTC programs will attend this year's 70th D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France, and march in the parade held on the streets of Sainte Mere Eglise.

  • Force management adds to hall of fame

    May 29, 2014

    Retired Maj. Gen. Robert B. Rosenkranz was honored for developing strategies that helped bring about the end of the Cold War, prepared the Army for Operation Desert Storm, and equipped the force with weapons and capabilities that are still in use today.

  • Married couple, WTB cadre use resilience, performance skills to earn trust of wounded warriors

    May 28, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Zackary and Staff Sgt. Jessica Crum are using the resilience and performance skills they learned in training to build a community of trust at work in the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, and also at home.

  • Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games

    May 28, 2014

    Military and federal employees from around the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington D.C., May 21, 2014.

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