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  • Holiday mailing deadlines fast approaching

    Nov 24, 2015

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

  • Army wins bronze at Pentagon sitting volleyball tourney

    Nov 20, 2015

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

  • Chaplains hone key leader engagement skills with new training

    Nov 19, 2015

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

  • Veterans recall Battle of Ia Drang at 50th anniversary

    Nov 18, 2015

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

  • Wheelchair rugby makes debut for Warrior Care Month

    Nov 17, 2015

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

  • Natick veterans recall Vietnam War

    Nov 17, 2015

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

  • Army Retirement Services celebrates 60 years of helping vets

    Nov 16, 2015

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

  • Syracuse sets high standard for military, veteran support

    Nov 14, 2015

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

  • Cavalry Soldier reunites with life-saving equipment

    Nov 13, 2015

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

  • Groberg receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Nov 12, 2015

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

  • Disabled veterans use baking to work through PTSD symptoms

    Nov 12, 2015

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

  • Heritage, education center shows every Army story is important

    Nov 12, 2015

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

  • Obama stresses country's debt to veterans

    Nov 12, 2015

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

  • Nurse-athlete conquers cancer, readies for elite marathon

    Nov 10, 2015

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

  • Veterans spin war stories at Double Nickels Speakeasy

    Nov 10, 2015

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

  • Restaurants offer troops free meals for Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2015

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

  • 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley honors Vietnam veterans

    Nov 9, 2015

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

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

    Nov 9, 2015

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

  • Service members participate in food distribution event

    Nov 6, 2015

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

  • Milley visits injured service members in San Antonio

    Nov 5, 2015

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

  • Fort Bragg motorcycle riders practice safety

    Nov 4, 2015

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

  • November designated as Month of the Military Family

    Nov 3, 2015

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

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • New Mexico National Guard airlifts dinosaur fossils

    Oct 30, 2015

    Aviators, infantrymen and transportation Soldiers, assigned to the New Mexico Army National Guard, assisted the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science with extracting fossils of two Pentaceratops dinosaur skulls from the badlands of New Mexico.

  • Wounded warriors, Prince Harry inspire each other

    Oct 30, 2015

    It's not every day you get to meet a prince, but several of America's injured service members were given that chance yesterday, showing off their adaptive sports skills to Britain's Prince Harry, who visited Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to officially launch the 2016 Invictus Games.

  • Dad proud of daughter's choice to play softball for Army

    Oct 29, 2015

    Watching his daughter lead the All-Armed Forces squad to an American Softball Association national championship reassured Al Ortenzo that she had made the right choice by attending West Point.

  • Beating the battle of the bulge: Tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Oct 29, 2015

    How can people beat this battle of the bulge? Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends gain knowledge, not weight, this holiday season. Check out the tips you can follow to avoid holiday weight gain.

  • Army Entertainment to bring interactive game show to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 28, 2015

    Army Entertainment and Rising Tide Sports and Entertainment Group have signed a contract to bring interactive game-show-style entertainment to the troops.

  • Helmet that saved NCO's life returned to him

    Oct 28, 2015

    A bullet fired by a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan missed hitting Staff Sgt. Joseph McKenzie in the head by about a quarter of an inch. Instead, his Advanced Combat Helmet took the brunt of the impact. After he got fixed up by the medic for superficial wounds, he pressed on for another 12 hours of fighting.

  • Army University brings more than just credit hours to table

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Army University is an umbrella organization similar to any state university system. Its main function is to bring together all Army schools, training and education facilities, research capability and libraries under one roof.

  • Via, Crawford encourage youth to fulfill potential

    Oct 26, 2015

    "We all have important jobs we do each day, but our most important mission is to grow the future. The students we influence today are those we are building the foundation with and for," said Gen. Dennis L. Via. "Invest today to ignite tomorrow's future."

  • Coca-Cola joins 561 corporations promising to hire Soldiers

    Oct 23, 2015

    "We again and again find that the young people we bring in [to corporate America] from the military, turn out to be very strong associates. They've been tested. They've been trained. They've been through adversity. They've proven themselves," Mark P. Rahiya said.

  • Carter, Milley bid farewell to McHugh

    Oct 23, 2015

    The defense secretary and Army chief of staff hosted a farewell tribute to outgoing Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Oct. 23.

  • USA brings 17 medals home from World Games in South Korea

    Oct 23, 2015

    Team USA athletes who marched into the closing ceremony of the 6th Military World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 11, proudly wore 17 medals earned in competition against more than 100 nations.

  • Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers

    Oct 22, 2015

    Using illegal drugs puts a person in an immediate "life or death" situation, said George Suber, a prevention coordinator for the Army Substance Abuse Program on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army installations kick off voting season

    Oct 21, 2015

    The U.S. Constitution mentions numerous rights that America's forefathers believed every citizen should have. One of those rights is mentioned in the Constitution more than any other - the right to vote.

  • First Vietnamese-American U.S. general escaped Saigon as child

    Oct 20, 2015

    April 29, 1975 is a day then-9-year-old Viet Luong said he remembers vividly. He was at the Tan Son Nhut Airport in Saigon and bombs were dropping. North Vietnamese forces, led by Gen. Van Tien Dung, were on their final push to take the capital of South Vietnam.

  • Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness, experts say

    Oct 19, 2015

    Having a toxic boss results in a 48 percent decrease in work effort and 38 percent decrease in work quality, said Dr. George Reed.

  • Reserve officer becomes third female to earn Ranger tab

    Oct 19, 2015

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee Reserve officer, who serves with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, became the third female ever to successfully complete the legendarily rigorous Ranger course on Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16.

  • New course for E7s begins as part of NCO education overhaul

    Oct 18, 2015

    A new Master Leader Course pilot begins this week as part of a revamping of noncommissioned officer education and professional development.

  • 8th Army remembers veterans at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 16, 2015

    Representatives of 8th Army laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial here, Oct. 14, to commemorate those who fought to defend freedom on the Korean peninsula.

  • Life-saving protective gear returned to two Fort Carson Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2015

    Two Soldiers who nearly lost their lives in Afghanistan, one due to a close call with an 82mm round, and one due to a sizable IED explosion, were recently reunited with the body armor credited with saving their lives.

  • Military's health, wellness advocates dive into details for troops, families

    Oct 16, 2015

    Approaching their duties like fervent evangelists, a half dozen fired-up proponents of clean living and smart nutrition choices commanded the stage here Tuesday at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • 'Safe and Sound' campaign, 150k-strong, draws attention to child neglect

    Oct 15, 2015

    A Department of Defense-sponsored online campaign, called "Safe and Sound," launched Oct. 9 to focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, especially in military families. Three days later, it had some 146,000 followers.

  • Family programs evolve to meet changing needs, budget restrictions

    Oct 15, 2015

    Budget cuts do not mean the end of Family programs, Army officials said. In fact, many units, especially the Reserve component, have increased their outreach.

  • Spouse support challenging in a changing world

    Oct 14, 2015

    Not so many years ago, military spouses talked over coffee, at Family readiness group meetings, wives clubs and had many other face-to-face options for communicating with each other. Today, even with ever-growing technology options, new and veteran spouses alike may struggle to find the communication channel they need at a new assignment.

  • Groberg to receive Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan

    Oct 14, 2015

    An American Soldier who was born in France, lived in Spain, and later moved to the United States with his family where he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001, will receive the nation's highest military award for actions in Afghanistan.

  • Army team sweeps male individual, team categories at Ten-Miler

    Oct 11, 2015

    Runner Paul Chelimo, a private first class, led his fellow Soldiers to take the first through five top male individual spots during the 31st anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 11.

  • USA's Lester takes silver in Greco-Roman wrestling

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Lester took silver, Oct. 10, in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 75-kilogram division at the Military World Games.

  • USA sets record while winning gold in formation skydiving

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Golden Knights parachutists set a world record as they beat out China to take the gold medal in women's formation skydiving, Oct. 7, 2015, in Pohang, South Korea, during the CISM World Games.

  • Army Ten-Miler participants encouraged to 'run to honor'

    Oct 8, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend, are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • USA takes gold in sailing at CISM World Games

    Oct 8, 2015

    Team USA beat out Russia for gold in women's two-person dinghy sailing during the Military World Games in South Korea, Oct. 7.

  • USA cyclists finish 131K race at CISM World Games

    Oct 8, 2015

    USA's hopes for a medal in men's team cycling were dashed on the last hill as a group of French bikers charged and cut off America's designated sprinter, U.S. Air Force Maj. Ian Holt.

  • Golden Dragons honor their history at Battle of Mogadishu

    Oct 8, 2015

    When Detroit native Cory Smith joined the Army in the early 1990s, he knew his life would be different, but he could not have predicted the magnitude of how much it would change.

  • Texas National Guard Soldiers receive state, federal Purple Hearts

    Oct 7, 2015

    Four Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, who are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center here, received both state and federal Purple Heart medals during ceremonies at the Warrior and Family Support Center's Purple Heart Garden.

  • Ranger grad inspires future candidates

    Oct 7, 2015

    Speaking to a room full of infantry lieutenants at the 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment Headquarters, Oct. 2, 2nd Lt. Michael Janowski hoped to motivate the recent Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course graduates with his story of resiliency as they prepared to begin the Ranger course, Oct. 4.

  • USA wins first three para golds at world games

    Oct 6, 2015

    U.S. service members earned the first three gold medals presented for para-athletics at the Military World Games.

  • McHugh signs directive regarding breastfeeding, lactation support

    Oct 6, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has approved Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy).

  • Native-born Iraqis become U.S. Army cryptologic linguists

    Oct 6, 2015

    Gazing out a window at 35,000 feet flying over American airspace for the first time, Salam, a native-born Iraqi, was amazed at how much green was prevalent on the ground below.

  • Dailey to Best Warrior Competitors: this is unlike anything you've done before

    Oct 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier enlisted competition representing major commands from across the force wouldn't be complete without the presence of the Army's top enlisted Soldier.

  • USA wins first basketball games at Military World Games

    Oct 5, 2015

    The U.S. Armed Forces men's basketball team slam-dunked their way to huge wins in their first two events this weekend in the CISM World Games at Andong Indoor Gymnasium.

  • Cancer claims crusader against veteran suicides

    Oct 5, 2015

    A retired Army major, who had devoted the final months of his life to raise awareness of veteran suicides, died of colon cancer after a long, courageous fight.

  • Opening ceremonies at Military World Games stress peace

    Oct 3, 2015

    The 7,000 service members from 103 nations, who marched into the stadium for opening ceremonies of the Military World Games here Friday, included some who have recently been near conflict with each other.

  • Hispanic Army Family proud of heritage, American citizenship

    Oct 2, 2015

    The smell of patelitos wafts through the air as the Army logistician prepares his uniform for school. As they start their day, he, originally from Cuba, and his Honduran wife, reflect on the importance of their respective Hispanic cultures and on being U.S. citizens during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Natick cultivates its future workforce

    Oct 2, 2015

    After spending a busy summer working in the laboratories, test kitchens, parachute shops and shelter systems at the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, the nation's next generation of top scientists and engineers are ready to launch their careers.

  • Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers

    Sep 30, 2015

    Given the fact that the Army does not have any new major weapon program starts involving the production of howitzer and tank cannons planned for the next decade, the Watervliet Arsenal now finds itself looking more and more at how it can incrementally modify the current fielded systems to bring workload to the Army's manufacturing center.

  • World War II veterans commemorate 71st anniversary of campaign in France

    Sep 28, 2015

    Four 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers, who had fought their way through Europe during World War II, were welcomed at Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 19, as part of a commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the 6th Army Group's Campaign in France, which took place Aug. 15, 1944 through Feb. 9, 1945.

  • Army's longest-serving medical officer retires

    Sep 28, 2015

    For decades Col. Arthur Wittich has cared for service members and their Families, delivering an estimated 10,000 babies and ushering in the next generation of military Families. On Sept. 25, the oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington retired after 44 years of service.

  • Two Army marksmen earn 2016 U.S. Olympic Team seats

    Sep 25, 2015

    Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) are headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after earning automatic berths on the Olympic Team this month.

  • USA vs. Korea soccer to kick off Military World Games

    Sep 25, 2015

    One of the most anticipated matchups of the Military World Games will take place even before the 7,000 athletes from more than 100 nations march into the opening ceremonies, Oct. 2 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

  • Soldiers take Taekwondo home to South Korea for World Games

    Sep 23, 2015

    Soldiers on the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo team are preparing to compete in the ancestral home of their martial art as they train for the Military World Games in South Korea.

  • U.S. Soldier reconnects with her Indonesian roots during Gema Bhakti

    Sep 23, 2015

    Deploying to a country, where 237 million inhabitants from more than 300 distinct native ethnic groups speak more than 700 different languages throughout the 17,500 islands straddling the equator, sounds like a daunting mission. However, for one U.S. Soldier, navigating the Indonesian culture and understanding the local dialect is easier than it sounds.

  • WWII Army cook's artistic acumen captures everyday life of Soldiers at war

    Sep 23, 2015

    War is a miserable business; when a Soldier isn't engaged in active combat, he's often bored. During World War II, Soldiers endured harsh weather, uncomfortable quarters and unsatisfying combat rations, but nothing could cure their ills faster than hot chow and mail, said Dr. Michael Lynch, research historian with the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

  • Soldiers hold desperate line in one of 'Forgotten War's' bloodiest battles

    Sep 22, 2015

    It happened in a matter of minutes. Taking advantage of the thick, impenetrable fog, "a strong raiding party" from the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division had been preparing to sneak across to the western bank of the Naktong River, Aug. 31, 1950, with orders to destroy a suspected North Korean command post in an operation called Manchu.

  • Carter honors 3 who stopped gunman on Paris-bound train

    Sep 17, 2015

    On Aug. 21, three childhood friends were on a train bound for Paris when they heard a gunshot. Amidst screams and commotion, they quickly focused on a man wielding an AK-47, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Soldiers prepare for civilian life after Army

    Sep 15, 2015

    One of the top priorities of Fort Benning's leadership is providing Soldiers with opportunities to prepare for life after the military, said Kevin Aker, transition services specialist at Fort Benning's Soldier for Life Center.

  • Youth wrestler inspires Soldier at World Championships

    Sep 14, 2015

    A letter in a locker and a pair of patriotic socks helped propel Sgt. Caylor Williams to his personal-best performance at the World Wrestling Championships. In only his fourth season of Greco-Roman wrestling, Williams was inspired by a fourth-grader who took time to express his admiration of the Soldier-wrestler in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Ten-Miler Shadow Run, D.C. race include husband, wife teams racing together

    Sep 14, 2015

    From the Boston Marathon to Alaska's Mount McKinley and Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, this husband and wife team, in more ways than one, has never let distance stand in their way. And even though their next adventure separates them by thousands of miles, they said they're still in it together.

  • Capitol Hill workout commemorates 9/11

    Sep 11, 2015

    Some congressional staffers, and even some military officers serving in legislative liaison positions here, might have never worked so hard as they did during a 9/11-themed "workout of the day" in the Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill.

  • Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers' health

    Sep 10, 2015

    After 17 hours without sleep, response time has been shown to be equivalent to a person with a blood alcohol content of .05 percent and 24 hours awake translates to a blood alcohol concentration of .10 percent, which is more than legally drunk.

  • West Point ranks as the No. 2 public college in the US

    Sep 10, 2015

    A report released by U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges, Wednesday, ranked the U.S. Military Academy at West Point the No. 2 Top Public College along with several top five rankings in undergraduate engineering programs and high school counselors top college picks.

  • National program provides employment for wounded warriors

    Sep 10, 2015

    From the war zone to the workplace, the nation's wounded warriors are ready to serve. They did so, first, on the battlefield, where they suffered the physical or mental damage caused by war. Now, they are looking for ways to serve their nation in the workforce.

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier recovers from life's curveballs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Typically, a story about Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers brings to mind images of servicemen and servicewomen recovering from trauma and events on distant battlefields. For Staff Sgt. Kimberly McLaughlin, her battles have been fought closer to home.

  • Homeless, abused, high school dropout shares her struggles, triumphs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Linda Singh, a then 16-year-old high school honor student living in Frederick, Maryland, had dreams of playing basketball at the University of Maryland and majoring in engineering.

  • Army Emergency Relief gives junior Soldiers direct access

    Sep 8, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief has just made it easier for junior Soldiers to request interest-free loans and grants.

  • Musicians bring healing to wounded warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" are using their musical skills to help their fellow service members cope with mental and physical challenges.

  • Vietnam vets commemorate 50th anniversary of 'helicopter war'

    Sep 4, 2015

    Hundreds of Vietnam combat helicopter pilots, their guests and Gold Star families planted a tree in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 28, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops entering the Vietnam War.

  • Mother, daughter serve together in Germany

    Sep 4, 2015

    It's not every day you find two young women in vastly different life situations embark on an adventure together in a predominantly male organization. Rarer still, is when a mother with a prolific professional background in international security and her daughter, a recent high school graduate, both decide to capitalize on major life changes and pursue careers in the U.S. Army.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 receives class rings

    Sep 3, 2015

    In a ceremony that began with the Class of 1835 to honor the tradition of the Long Gray Line, the Class of 2016 received their class rings during a ring ceremony at Trophy Point here, Aug. 28.

  • Summit panelists encourage job-seekers to leverage military experience, skills

    Sep 3, 2015

    More than 1,500 Soldiers, Family members and veterans gathered to attend the Fort Drum Transition Summit and Hiring Our Heroes career fair, Aug. 26-27.

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Army offers deployment resilience training to spouses

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Army offers deployment resilience training to spouses that is tailored to address unique challenges they may face during pre- and post-deployment.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.

  • Army hosts first Armed Forces women's rugby camp

    Aug 28, 2015

    Sixteen service members - half of whom were Soldiers - reported to the military's first training camp for women's rugby, Aug. 23.

  • Brain trauma experts talk impact, emerging care options

    Aug 28, 2015

    The health and longevity of the human brain took center stage at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium during a media roundtable event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 19, featuring several of the country's premier experts on traumatic brain injury.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Army War College adds Gulf War case study to curriculum

    Aug 24, 2015

    When classes began Aug. 17, the U.S. Army War College introduced a new seven-day Introduction to Strategic Studies course, which includes a four-day Gulf War case study.

  • Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia recovers from Savannah River

    Aug 21, 2015

    As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, Savannah began its harbor expansion with a team of 10 people, who used wire baskets to raise a handful of objects at a time.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month message: Plan for worst

    Aug 20, 2015

    Terrorists have struck military targets in the United States, as well as overseas, and it is likely such attacks will continue. Terrorism experts caution to plan for the worst.

  • OPM allows Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance open season

    Aug 20, 2015

    For the first time in 11 years, the Office of Personnel Management is allowing open season and announced new 2016 premiums rates for the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, or FEGLI, Program.