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  • Museum highlights Army's real-life 'Monuments Men'

    Feb 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe personnel were treated to a special tour of the Wiesbaden Museum by its director, Dr. Alexander Klar, who explained the museum's history as a collection point for reclaiming stolen Nazi art pieces, Feb. 17.

  • Former World War II quartermaster recalls service in book, documentary

    Feb 25, 2015

    Jefferson Wiggins was a Soldier in the war but never saw direct combat. Like the majority of African-Americans who donned uniforms during World War II, he was on the wrong side of a segregated Army, one that generally relegated them to jobs as laborers or restricted them to positions, which supported white troops performing the most critical missions.

  • Regional adaptive sports trials begin

    Feb 23, 2015

    More than 50 wounded, injured and ill Service members from five military installations converged on Fort Belvoir, Feb. 9-13, to compete in the first of several regional-level sporting events, which will determine which athletes will advance to the Army trials and qualify to compete in a major Department of Defense competition slated for this summer.

  • Guardsman tackles sport fishing on national television show

    Feb 23, 2015

    A National Guard Soldier will be featured on a nationally televised sport-fishing show this month, representing citizen-Soldiers everywhere as he reels in bass, sailfish and even an alligator.

  • Female Soldier makes launcher chief history

    Feb 19, 2015

    A female Soldier who attended attended AIT Multiple Launch Rocket System training is the first woman 13M MOS to enter the NCO Corps and be assigned as a launcher chief.

  • 'Miracle' mom sees baby's first birthday

    Feb 19, 2015

    When a terminally ill Army wife gave birth to a healthy boy at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, doctors called it a modern-day medical miracle. A year later, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo is still alive and sharing quality time with her son, Luke, and doctors are hard-pressed to come up with another description.

  • Airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company Soldier receives second highest medal

    Feb 17, 2015

    An American Soldier from the U.S. Army's only airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, Company was presented with the nation's second highest award for valor here, Feb. 17.

  • Odierno visits commands, Soldiers throughout U.S. Army Pacific

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders throughout U.S. Army Pacific on Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 11-12.

  • Cast, crew selected for "We Serve" Soldier Show

    Feb 17, 2015

    Following a St. Valentine's matinee of live auditions at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, 18 Soldier-performers, four technicians, three production assistants and two drivers made the cut for the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Feb. 14.

  • Army Audit Agency again ranks among best places to work

    Feb 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Audit Agency has been rated, for the fifth year in a row, as one of the best places to work in the federal government.

  • Natick Soldiers commit to serve during youth basketball program

    Feb 4, 2015

    A group of human research volunteers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center participated alongside members of the Boston Celtics as part of the Commitment to Service initiative during a Jr. Celtics event at Madison Park High School in Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 31.

  • World War II's 1st Special Service Force honored with Congressional Gold Medal

    Feb 4, 2015

    Forty-two veterans of the original 1,800 commandos that made up the World War II U.S.-Canadian 1st Special Service Force were honored in the Capitol, Feb. 3, as recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award for distinguished achievement the U.S. Congress can bestow.

  • Five U.S. Forces Afghanistan Soldiers achieve dream of becoming U.S. citizens

    Feb 3, 2015

    Five Soldiers recently made a decision that will change both theirs and their families lives, as they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during a ceremony in Afghanistan.

  • Commander's secretary reflects on 60-year career

    Feb 2, 2015

    While a daunting task for most, Carolyn Putnam can rattle off her career numbers with ease. As a commander's secretary, this sharp-as-a-tack Army civilian has worked for 13 generals and eight colonels in her 55 years at Brooke Army Medical Center, with another five years of service across town.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim seeks to inspire others

    Jan 20, 2015

    An Army officer, who was severely wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood last year, is using his near-death experience to give others a new lease on life.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

    Jan 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord became the first Army post to hold a non-commissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.

  • Women in service review rollout due January 2016

    Jan 13, 2015

    The services have been working on gender-neutral standards for all occupations and the secretary of defense is scheduled to announce final decisions to integrate or exclude any remaining occupations closed to women on or about Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • Army historian corrects myths on Battle of New Orleans' 200th anniversary

    Jan 8, 2015

    The British never sailed up the Mississippi River during the Battle of New Orleans, fought 200 years ago, Jan. 8, 1815, according to a senior historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

  • Demonstrating resilience: increasing mental and physical strength through adaptive reconditioning

    Jan 8, 2015

    Adaptive reconditioning contributes to a successful recovery for Soldiers, whether they are transitioning back to active duty or to civilian life. In fact, Service members who participate in adaptive sports are likely to reap a variety of benefits, which include but are not limited to less stress, reduction of dependency of pain and depression medication, building relationships with others, and decreasing body weight and fat.

  • Legislation changes UCMJ for victims of sexual assault

    Jan 7, 2015

    The fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice in cases pertaining to rape and sexual assault.

  • Changing the game: The 2015 Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2015

    As the players step from the tunnel into the glaring light, they squint, briefly allowing their eyes to adjust. Once they are able, they slowly look around, taking in the sights; the screaming fans, the jumping, yelling cheerleaders, and jumbled mass of steel overhead that is the stadium's dome. This is the 2015 Army All-American Bowl.

  • Mentorship group meets with Army leaders at All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2015

    Army leaders gathered in San Antonio at the All-American Bowl last week to discuss recruiting and retention.

  • Telehealth collaboration enabled Army family to remain together

    Jan 2, 2015

    The Daniels family is reunited for this holidays season at Fort Stewart, Georgia; but a few years ago, a daughter's illness threatened to turn their world upside-down.

  • Army helps America celebrate new year at NHL Winter Classic

    Jan 2, 2015

    The Army helped ring in the new year with a much-anticipated event -- the 2015 NHL Winter Classic game that honored the nation's military in pre- and in-game festivities.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo brings medical care to more than 1,500 in remote Honduran villages

    Dec 31, 2014

    Joint Task Force Bravo's, or JTF-B Medical Element, or MEDEL, Joint Security Forces, and the 1-228th Aviation Regiment partnered with the Honduran Ministry of Health and the Honduran Military to provide medical care to more than 1,500 people over two days in Tipimuna and Auka, two remote villages in the Gracias a Dios region of Honduras, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, Dec. 15-18.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Disaster assistance for lava-flow victims considered

    Dec 30, 2014

    Federal civilian employees living on the Big Island of Hawaii and impacted by the current lava flow may be eligible for emergency financial assistance.

  • JFC-UA transitions critical health care worker training to partners

    Dec 29, 2014

    The Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team, the joint-service team tasked by the DoD to train health care workers to staff Ebola treatment units, is scheduled to transition its critical mission for the Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance, Jan. 1, 2015.

  • Multinational Soldiers participate in EULEX Olympics

    Dec 29, 2014

    What started as a challenge and teasing among friends on who is the strongest grew to a multinational strongman competition with 31 participants from six different countries and three different organizations.

  • Service members in Liberia usher in holiday season

    Dec 27, 2014

    The holiday season is among the Service members deployed to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission, Operation United Assistance. Despite being away from their loved ones, together they remain mentally, spiritually and physically tough, and determined to enjoy the season.

  • President calls USFOR-A Soldiers on Christmas Day

    Dec 25, 2014

    The Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, called two Task Force Sabre Soldiers today, to thank them for their service, offer encouragement and wish them and their families a Merry Christmas.

  • Commentary: Tributes to fallen on Christmas Eve

    Dec 24, 2014

    Thick beads of sweat poured down the faces of the three Soldiers out on patrol in Vietnam. They appeared to be sad and tired. What were they thinking? A cold rain rolling down their bodies and dripping off their rifles seemed to make them come to life.

  • Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Pacific theater's only Army dive unit, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, changed leadership with Capt. Robert J. Meyer relinquishing command to Capt. Troy F. Davidson, during an underwater ceremony, Dec. 18, 2014, at the bottom of Richardson Pool on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • TRADOC bids farewell as Dailey departs to be new SMA

    Dec 23, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, outgoing senior enlisted adviser for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, was honored for his service and dedication during a sunset retreat ceremony at TRADOC Headquarters at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 19, 2014.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Soldier for life reaches out to gold star families

    Dec 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, as the commander of U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, welcomed Army and Navy gold star families to the 115th Army-Navy football game, to help raise awareness of the meaning and significance of the gold star.

  • N.Y. Army National Guard Honor Guard teams to complete 9,600 funerals in 2014

    Dec 22, 2014

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers expect to provide military funeral honors for 9,600 families before 2014 comes to an end, at 11.59 p.m. on Dec. 31.

  • Yankees, USO help bring Christmas to Baghdad

    Dec 22, 2014

    The 1st Infantry Division, the United States Department of State, then United Service Organizations, the New York Yankees and many other organizations, gathered more than 7,000 presents to show their support for Service members in Iraq, this holiday season.

  • Army thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army and DOD officials met with a senior non-commissioned officer Dec. 15, 2014, to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values, despite facing harassment after confronting Service members who were behaving unethically online.

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

    Dec 18, 2014

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

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

    Dec 18, 2014

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

  • 'Soldier for life' staying on right track

    Dec 18, 2014

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

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

    Dec 17, 2014

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

  • Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year

    Dec 17, 2014

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

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

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

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

    Dec 15, 2014

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

  • Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

    Dec 15, 2014

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

  • Army drops hard-fought game to Navy

    Dec 14, 2014

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

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

    Dec 11, 2014

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

  • Academy teams prepare for Army-Navy football rivalry

    Dec 11, 2014

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

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

    Dec 11, 2014

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

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

    Dec 10, 2014

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

  • Soldiers worldwide showing holiday spirit

    Dec 10, 2014

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

  • 2014 Army-Navy Game: America's Game

    Dec 8, 2014

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

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

    Dec 8, 2014

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

  • Veterans Curation Program marks five years of preserving history

    Dec 5, 2014

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

  • Operation Just Cause in Panama remembered 25 years later

    Dec 4, 2014

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

  • Female ranger screening in Hawaii builds stronger leaders

    Dec 3, 2014

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

  • Military basketball programs retain Soldier for life

    Dec 2, 2014

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

  • An Ebola tale with a tail

    Dec 2, 2014

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

  • Soldier earns battlefield promotion in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

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

  • Psychiatric service dogs helping veterans with PTSD

    Dec 1, 2014

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

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

    Dec 1, 2014

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

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

    Nov 28, 2014

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

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

    Nov 26, 2014

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

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

    Nov 24, 2014

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

  • Amputee rises to challenge, earns airborne wings

    Nov 24, 2014

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

  • Volleyball tournament showcases warriors, adaptive sports

    Nov 21, 2014

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

  • Soldier saves Service member after near-fatal accident

    Nov 19, 2014

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

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

    Nov 18, 2014

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

  • Army's sitting volleyball team ready to compete

    Nov 18, 2014

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

  • Soldiers, civilians honor Native American heritage

    Nov 17, 2014

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

  • Muskogee Native Americans embrace honor, sacrifice, warrior traditions

    Nov 17, 2014

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

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

    Nov 17, 2014

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

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

    Nov 14, 2014

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

  • Native Americans place special honor in military service

    Nov 13, 2014

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

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

    Nov 12, 2014

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

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

    Nov 10, 2014

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

  • JROTC Raider National compares to other extreme sport races

    Nov 10, 2014

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

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

    Nov 10, 2014

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

  • Army Production premieres 'iSoldier' newscast

    Nov 10, 2014

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

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

    Nov 7, 2014

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

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

    Nov 6, 2014

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

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

    Nov 6, 2014

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

  • Military police officer saves local man's life

    Nov 5, 2014

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

  • Generations of family proud of Civil War hero

    Nov 5, 2014

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

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

    Nov 4, 2014

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

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

    Nov 4, 2014

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

  • First female South Korean soldiers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 31, 2014

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

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

    Oct 31, 2014

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

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

    Oct 30, 2014

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

  • Soldier-chef serves goodwill to community

    Oct 29, 2014

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

  • NC Guard chaplain fights breast cancer on her own terms

    Oct 28, 2014

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

  • Virtual stage open to active-duty singers

    Oct 28, 2014

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

  • Last continuously serving draftee retires after 42 years of service

    Oct 28, 2014

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

  • Union Soldier to receive Medal of Honor

    Oct 27, 2014

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

  • Soldiers dominate Marine Corps Marathon

    Oct 27, 2014

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

  • Army EOD team takes on Wilderness Challenge

    Oct 24, 2014

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

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