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  • President announces 24 veterans to receive Medals of Honor

    Feb 21, 2014

    President Barack Obama announced Feb. 21, 2014, that he will award the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans during a March 18, 2014, ceremony at the White House.

  • team builds 'Valor 24' Medal of Honor microsite

    Feb 21, 2014

    In January 2013, under a "close-hold" mandate, the crew responsible for developing the website was told that President Barack Obama planned to award Medals of Honor to 24 Soldiers, living and deceased, who had served in World War II, Korea or Vietnam.

  • Army coaches help U.S. women make Olympic history

    Feb 20, 2014

    Two Olympic coaches from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program had an unofficial hand in Team USA earning two Olympic medals in women's bobsled competition, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

  • Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges

    Feb 19, 2014

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Olympians Utah National Guard Sgt. Preston Griffall and Sgt. Matt Mortensen attribute their readiness and resilience in the sport of luge to characteristics of teamwork and trust derived from military training.

  • Skier says Army father helped her achieve Olympic dream

    Feb 19, 2014

    U.S. Olympic skier Jacqueline Wiles, 21, said the support of her Army father has been instrumental in allowing her to ski competitively and achieve her dream of getting to Sochi for the winter games.

  • Husband, wife Army scientists receive Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Feb 19, 2014

    Two U.S. Army computer scientists were recognized for their individual contributions to the scientific community at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference, Feb. 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Former Soldier wins Olympic bobsled bronze

    Feb 18, 2014

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb and Team USA civilian brakeman Steve Langton became the first U.S. athletes in 62 years to win a two-man bobsled Olympic medal by taking the bronze at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 17, 2014.

  • Air Assault training challenges Soldiers at 'Great Place'

    Feb 18, 2014

    How do Soldiers train for and earn the coveted Army Air Assault badge? Enduring 10 days of fast-paced training may not seem so harsh to some, but under grueling weather conditions and long hours, trainees are pushed to their maximum potential -- physically and mentally.

  • Army coach leads Team USA to more Olympic medals

    Feb 16, 2014

    Team USA Olympic skeleton coach Vermont Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Tuffy Latour helped coach Team USA's Noelle Pikus-Pace to an Olympic silver medal and Matt Antoine to a bronze at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

  • U.S. Army aviation pioneer flies into sunset

    Feb 13, 2014

    The top U.S. Army aviator in South Korea completed his 33-year career, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Feb. 13, 2014.

  • Army daughter wins bronze in Olympic team figure skating

    Feb 12, 2014

    Army family member Ashley Wagner helped Team USA win a bronze medal in the inaugural team figure-skating event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Hill 180 battle exemplifies U.S. Army's Pacific legacy

    Feb 12, 2014

    American and South Korean military officials remembered the Soldiers who fixed bayonets and charged up a mountain into withering enemy fire 63 years ago, during the Battle of Hill 180, at an anniversary ceremony on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Feb. 7, 2014.

  • Soldiers skid to 14th place in Olympic luge doubles

    Feb 12, 2014

    Team USA's Utah National Guard Sgt. Preston Griffall and New York Army National Guard Sgt. Matt Mortensen finished 14th in Olympic luge doubles, after skidding in turn five of their second run, at the Sanki Sliding Center, Russia, Feb. 12, 2014.

  • Sexual assault prevention trainer makes it personal

    Feb 11, 2014

    "If you could keep one person safe, who would it be?" asks the petite woman in front of a roomful of military police men and women. "Bring that person to your mind's eye and constantly reflect on that person throughout this training."

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • Old Hickory hydropower sparks interest of medical students

    Feb 10, 2014

    Seventeen students from Nashville General Hospital School of Radiology at Murrey Medical College received a hands-on review of principles in electricity when they took an in-depth tour of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Old Hickory Lock and Dam.

  • Wounded Warriors set sights on Sochi gold

    Feb 10, 2014

    Three wounded warriors who recovered at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, are aiming to glide to gold in Sochi, Russia, next month.

  • Thousands using new ArmyFit site for self-improvements

    Feb 10, 2014

    Since Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launched its ArmyFit site two weeks ago, tens of thousands have logged on and are taking advantage of its features, designed to improve self-awareness in health and resilience.

  • Soldiers see Russian history at Sochi Opening Ceremony

    Feb 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and Army National Guard witnessed a dazzling exhibition of Russian history during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

  • Lunar New Year volunteers deliver rice, friendship

    Feb 9, 2014

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, helped celebrate the Lunar New Year by volunteering to deliver rice, ramen and toiletries to the less fortunate in a nearby community, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

  • Veterans attend school museum opening in Korea

    Feb 7, 2014

    Veterans from the California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division returned to the school they helped to build in Gapyeong, South Korea, for the opening of a museum, Feb. 7, 2014, that chronicles the 62-year relationship between the school and the division.

  • 'Vote for Fogt' campaign wins social media poll

    Feb 7, 2014

    While U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Capt. Chris Fogt won in online polling, six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs, Colo., will carry the Stars & Stripes into Fisht Olympic Stadium during tonight's Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Force management officer works range of projects as MITRE fellow

    Feb 7, 2014

    Lt. Col. Luis Solano, the Army's first fellow with the non-profit MITRE Corporation, is working on an array of projects to enhance his perspective on analyzing programs, decision making, and finding solutions.

  • Instructor pilot earns Broken Wing Award

    Feb 6, 2014

    As a flight crew flew a routine mission overseas, a loud bang was heard and the Black Hawk flown by one of Fort Rucker's own began to shake violently as it started to drop out of the sky, but an extraordinary Aviator's actions saved the lives of himself and three others, earning him an award that's rarity is matched only by his heroic actions.

  • Instructor shares combat experience with students

    Feb 5, 2014

    A combat veteran who earned the Purple Heart in Iraq is teaching a new generation of U.S. and South Korean non-commissioned officers in Korea.

  • Army doctors use detective work, teamwork, technology to protect health of force

    Feb 5, 2014

    Army doctors diagnose and successfully treat a host of potentially lethal diseases in Soldiers and family members on a routine basis, without much fanfare.

  • Army accidents continue downward trend

    Feb 4, 2014

    Following the Army's safest year on record, accidental fatalities fell once again during the first quarter of fiscal 2014, according to data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • NASA remembers its own at Arlington National Cemetery

    Feb 3, 2014

    Fallen astronauts, shuttle commanders and crews were memorialized at multiple sites inside Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 31, 2014, during NASA's day of remembrance.

  • Army unveils 'Gold Star' PSA honoring survivors of fallen

    Feb 3, 2014

    The Army announced Jan. 29, 2014, that it will release three public service announcements over the next year to increase awareness of DOD-issued gold star and next-of-kin lapel pins.

  • NFL Pro Bowl stars share time with wounded warriors, community

    Feb 3, 2014

    The NFL stars came to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2014, to spend some quality time with Soldiers.

  • German Silver Cross of Honor presented to Army civilian

    Jan 31, 2014

    A retired Army major who now oversees the service's personnel exchange program and sends Soldiers to schools of other nations became the first American civilian at the Pentagon to be presented the German Silver Cross of Honor of the Bundeswehr.

  • Army partnership supports science, technology, engineering, mathematics education

    Jan 30, 2014

    Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, was among Army representatives helping support the U.S. Army All-American Bowl VEX Robotics Competition, where hundreds of students competed in San Antonio, in January of this year.

  • Army piloting teen resilience program to strengthen Army families

    Jan 30, 2014

    In an effort to further strengthen the Army family, the Army is extending resilience training to teenagers.

  • Banded together: Father, son achieve U.S. Army Band rarity

    Jan 30, 2014

    A father-son duo, with The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," will be making modern-day history by being the first father-son team in the band since World War II.

  • Band of Brother's Easy Company returns from Afghanistan, ends era

    Jan 28, 2014

    The last group of Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consisting mainly of Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, returned home in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, marking the end of an era for the brigade.

  • U.S. bobsledders 'right where we want to be going into Sochi'

    Jan 27, 2014

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt, former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver Steven Holcomb, as well as Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton, won the 2013-14 World Cup season finale in four-man bobsled, Jan. 26 in Koenigssee, Germany. The victory gave the "Night Train 2" team added confidence heading to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7-23, in Sochi, Russia.

  • Nine Soldiers named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

    Jan 27, 2014

    Nine Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete or coach at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7-24, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The United States Olympic Committee officially announced the team Jan. 27, 2014.

  • Sapper Leader Course helps turn Soldiers into premier combat engineers

    Jan 27, 2014

    The Sapper Leader Course is an engineer specific 28-day course designed to turn Soldiers into Sapper leaders. During the challenging course, Soldiers are transformed into elite combat engineers by becoming experts in specific engineer tasks, infantry skills, mountaineering, airborne and air assault operations.

  • Military engineers helps build homes for Navajo Nation

    Jan 27, 2014

    Soldiers from the 389th Engineer Company, stationed in Middletown, Iowa, along with Navy Seabees and Air Force engineers, worked with the Southwest Indian Foundation in Gallup, N.M., this September, to provide homes for the Navajo Nation.

  • 'Arrowhead' lieutenant paves way for female Soldiers

    Jan 26, 2014

    Every generation has its pioneers, its trailblazers; persons who pave the way for the next generation. The Army is no exception.

  • ROTC program molds future U.S.-South Korea alliance leaders

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for sustainment said the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program molds the future leaders who will defend freedom on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Natick tests materials for U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team uniforms

    Jan 24, 2014

    He shrugged it off as just another routine day in his lab, but testing conducted by Dr. Phil Gibson helped Burton Snowboards pick a fabric for uniforms that the U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team will wear at next month's 2014 Winter Games.

  • Arlington Cemetery expansion continues into Fort Myer South Post

    Jan 24, 2014

    With the construction of the Millennium Project and the Navy Annex expansion, burials at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and inurnments will be available to veterans and service members for the next half century.

  • Four N.Y. Guard Soldier/athletes head for Winter Olympics in Sochi

    Jan 23, 2014

    Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers will be part of the United States Olympic team at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in February.

  • Women leaders serve as role models, whether they realize it or not

    Jan 23, 2014

    Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho and Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, spoke Jan. 22, 2014, before the Women Mayors' Caucus in Washington, D.C.

  • SMA Chandler: Commitment turns people into professionals

    Jan 22, 2014

    On a crisp Saturday morning in January at the massive ski lodge style building that is the home of the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, decked out in his uniform with medals across his chest and stripes running up his sleeves, sits in an arm chair.

  • Five Soldiers selected for U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team

    Jan 21, 2014

    Five Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have been selected for the U.S. Olympic men's bobsled team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Wounded Soldier hopes to 'pay it forward' as doctor

    Jan 21, 2014

    Maj. Will Lyles, a bilateral amputee, is prepping night and day so he can ace the entry exams for medical school and become a doctor.

  • 'Maj. Clo' feels the heat at Natick

    Jan 16, 2014

    If he's a bit of a hot head these days, you'll have to excuse him. "Maj. Clo" is just doing his job. Lately, he's literally been feeling the heat at work, because Maj. Clo is the thermal test manikin at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

  • Military training equals skills in STEM Ed

    Jan 16, 2014

    Today about 3 million positions are vacant because companies can't find workers with basic technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. That's why 93 students from the Grafenwoehr Elementary school in Germany, took a field trip on Jan. 14 to the Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • Northern Lights, getting exposed in the dark

    Jan 16, 2014

    Here are a few tips to help you photograph the northern lights.

  • Hagel, Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander Lead MLK Remembrance Event

    Jan 16, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel honored the legacy and memory of Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 16, 2014, at the Pentagon's annual MLK Day observance. Joining the secretary to give the event's keynote speech was Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson, who lost both legs above the knee and suffered severe arm and hand injuries during his third deployment to Iraq. Gadson now serves as garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Golden thanks Gangnam for supporting Eighth Army

    Jan 14, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commanding general for operations thanked the residents of the South Korean capital's Gangnam District for their support of Eighth Army.

  • Fort Stewart Soldier named finalist for USO Volunteer of the Year

    Jan 14, 2014

    A Fort Stewart Soldier deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom was honored as the United Service Organizations' 2013 Southwest Asia Volunteer of the Year in a ceremony at Fort Stewart, Ga., Jan. 14, 2013.

  • 3rd Inf. Div. focuses sexual assault training on 'bystanders'

    Jan 13, 2014

    Thirty senior non-commissioned officers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently became the first Soldiers in the division to be officially certified as Bystander Intervention facilitators.

  • Corps of Engineers provides 'life support' for VA hospital during electrical upgrade

    Jan 10, 2014

    This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) completed a electrical distribution system upgrade at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. The work had little impact on patients and provided significant cost savings.

  • Fort Rucker home to famous sergeant

    Jan 9, 2014

    The polar vortex that has swirled around the continental U.S. has caused a few zoos to bring in their arctic animals, but it takes more than a chill wind to frighten Fort Rucker's resident white carnivore.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers learn to become guardians of history

    Jan 8, 2014

    During a recent trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Hollywood came to life as more than 40 Soldiers with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command learned how to become modern day guardians of history.

  • California Guard veteran fights back against military suicides

    Jan 7, 2014

    When it comes to veterans committing suicide, Save A Warrior founder Jake Clark minces no words.

  • Army conducting joint study to improve bone health in military personnel

    Jan 6, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Trainee Health Surveillance Flight 559th Medical Group's Basic Military Training Team at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to determine whether increased vitamin D and calcium intake can improve bone health in military personnel.

  • Bullet-stopping helmet returned to Soldier at All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2014

    When former Army Spc. Chance Darby was reunited in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2013, with the Advanced Combat Helmet that saved his life in Afghanistan, he said the headgear had successfully stopped an enemy rifle bullet, but left him with two big headaches.

  • U.S. Army All-American plays to honor dad

    Jan 3, 2014

    Alabama golden boy, Shaun Hamilton, will join the ranks of great All-American linebackers at the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2014.

  • Army Cadet draws on personal experience at Army National Combine

    Jan 3, 2014

    Like a seasoned leader, Travis Watson is barking out orders, moving back and forth and gesturing all at once as he directs a group of high school football players on the field in the Alamodome in San Antonio.

  • High school bands prepare for performance of lifetime at All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl welcomes superior musicians who have also combined that talent with achievement in marching skills, leadership, community service, grade-point average and overall character throughout their high school career.

  • Players honor Soldier sacrifice, nation by playing in All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    Selection as a player for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a prestigious honor for athletes. While only the strongest are chosen to wear the Army colors, the players have their own reasons to don the jersey representing the Army.

  • All-American Bowl teams meet for first time, ready themselves for game Saturday

    Jan 2, 2014

    East and West 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Teams met each other on the field for the first time at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 1, 2014.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center delivers San Antonio's first baby of 2014

    Jan 2, 2014

    Born at 12:03 a.m., Jan. 1, 2014, the birth of Zane Huesca Rodriguez not only marked the first baby of the year for Brooke Army Medical Center, but also the first of the year for San Antonio.

  • 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers deliver charcoal during local charity event

    Jan 1, 2014

    More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, delivered charcoal briquettes to less fortunate families in Dongducheon, South Korea, to support a charity event sponsored by Gyeonggi Province, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Guardsman credited with helping save life in Devils Lake

    Dec 31, 2013

    A North Dakota National Guard Soldier said his military training helped him know what to do when he witnessed a man collapse in Devils Lake, N.D., recently.

  • PEO Soldier volunteers help make Fantasy Flight for terminally ill children

    Dec 30, 2013

    A group of 24 military and civilian volunteers from Program Executive Office Soldier helped terminally ill children and their families experience night vision and Soldier protective equipment as part of United Airlines' 21st annual Fantasy Flight, Dec. 7, 2013, at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

  • 'We care' suicide prevention campaign supports Reservists

    Dec 30, 2013

    In the first eight weeks of 2013, the Army Reserve suffered the loss of 11 Soldiers from its ranks. The Army Reserve "We Care" campaign is challenging every leader, across the force, to engage in this fight for life.

  • Winter is here

    Dec 27, 2013

    While the rest of the country has broken winter records, winter has been at Delta Junction, Alaska, for more than two months, albeit more mild than usual.

  • Soldiers in Kuwait bond, mops up after biggest rainfall in 61 years

    Dec 27, 2013

    After hours of torrential rain overnight, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade personnel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, were greeted with an astonishing sight the morning of Nov. 19, 2013, -- flood waters of record proportion.

  • N.Y. Guard to render final honors for 10,000 veterans by end of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013

    The New York Army National Guard Honor Guard expects to perform about 10,000 military funerals for veterans during 2013.

  • History written in stone: Sam Hunter's quest to preserve Black Mountain battleground

    Dec 26, 2013

    When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin, Calif., documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

  • Soldiers worldwide celebrating the holidays

    Dec 24, 2013

    Although it's not yet Christmas or New Year's Eve, Soldiers around the globe are already attending parties, visiting with families and friends and some are volunteering their time and donations to help those less fortunate.

  • Deployed Soldiers shave heads in support of cancer patients

    Dec 24, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Glass, an operations section construction supervisor for the 365th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, recently found out that one of his relatives has cancer and that it has metastasized to his neck. In response, Glass declared that he would shave his head to support his family back home.

  • Soldier surprises family as 'Scuba Claus'

    Dec 23, 2013

    A Minnesota National Guardsman made a huge splash on his return from a deployment to Afghanistan when he surprised his children as Scuba Claus at the Mall of America's Sea Life Aquarium in Bloomington, Minn., Dec. 22, 2013.

  • Marne Division, community pays tribute during holidays

    Dec 20, 2013

    For seven years now, Wreaths for Warriors Walk, Inc. has been placing a holiday wreath at the bases of the trees of Fallen heroes as a way to honor their sacrifice and that of their Families. The trees are a living memorial to those Soldiers who, while assigned to 3rd ID, have fought, and Fallen, in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn or Enduring Freedom.

  • Guard biathlete takes third place in IBU Cup trials

    Dec 20, 2013

    Pfc. Wynn Roberts finished third overall in the International Biathlon Union Cup trials, Dec. 14-18, 2013, at Mt. Itasca, Minn., narrowly missing a berth on the U.S. World Cup Team and a possible chance to compete in the Winter Olympics.

  • JROTC Cadets spread HOPE for holidays

    Dec 19, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Dustin and Austin Haubner help run the non-profit Helping Out People Everywhere, which has served 25,000 people with almost 900,000 pounds of food this year.

  • Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on the mat

    Dec 19, 2013

    Wounded Warriors from Fort Stewart, Ga., use adaptive combatives techniques as another tool for recovery during part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help bounce back from injuries.

  • Partner nations join U.S. paratroopers for International Jump Week

    Dec 19, 2013

    More than 300 U.S., German, French, Spanish, Estonian and Dutch paratroopers participated in four days of airborne operations during the annual International Jump Week over the Alzey Drop Zone, near Kaiserslautern, Germany, Dec. 16-19, 2013.

  • Marne Division, community pay tribute to fallen during holidays

    Dec 18, 2013

    More than 140 motorcyclists from nearly 10 different clubs from as far away as Augusta, Ga., along with Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets and Civil Air Patrol cadet volunteers were in attendance to aid in placing wreaths at the bases of the 466 eastern redbud trees on the Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Drill Sergeant wins 2013 Operation Rising Star Competition

    Dec 18, 2013

    Sgt. Christiana Ball from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has been voted Army Entertainment's 2013 Rising Star.

  • Soldier fights for spinal muscular atrophy cure

    Dec 18, 2013

    Capt. Shannon Terry, a legislative liaison officer for the California National Guard, finds strength and support from fellow Soldiers and the Getty Owl Foundation after her baby girl Reagan was diagnosed with with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1.

  • Wounded warrior helps fellow amputees at VA prosthetics clinic

    Dec 17, 2013

    Tristan Wyatt thought he would make a career out of the Army. After a life-changing injury, he found a new path and now helps injured service members as chief of a VA prosthetics clinic in San Diego.

  • Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen different community organizations from throughout Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came together, Dec. 10, 2013, in Eifler Fitness Center, for the first time to host a Resilience Rodeo specifically for military instructors and cadre to help them learn about services and resources available to them.

  • Retention team volunteers prepare dinner for local shelter

    Dec 16, 2013

    Eleven members of the Military District of Washington retention team volunteered to prepare dinner at the Eleanor U. Kennedy shelter on Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 6, 2013.

  • Italian, American female Soldiers bond during intercultural event

    Dec 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza hosted a first-of-its-kind intercultural event for young Italian and American female military member at Caserma Ederle in Italy, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Retirement goes to the dogs

    Dec 16, 2013

    The bond between a military working dog handler and the dog is similar to any veteran relationship, which only grows stronger when forced into tough situations like a deployment. However, once the mission is over for the team, what happens to the dog? Unlike a human, MWDs do not receive a paycheck upon retirement, but there is hope for these animals who have served our country, an adoption program.

  • Soldier donates stem cells for child with leukemia

    Dec 16, 2013

    Spc. Amanda N. Reynolds of Weleetka, Okla., is actively involved in the Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, a life-sustaining program open to all healthy people between the ages of 18 and 60.

  • Army's Military Auxiliary Radio System still relevant in Internet age

    Dec 16, 2013

    Years ago before Soldiers used cell phones and social media and when long-distance calling was expensive, they would often communicate from remote areas to home via MARSgrams and MARS telephone patches through the Military Auxiliary Radio System.

  • Three Soldiers nominated to U.S. Olympic luge team

    Dec 16, 2013

    Three Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program - Team USA luge coach Staff Sgt. Bill Tavares and lugers Sgt. Matt Mortensen and Sgt. Preston Griffall - are selected for the U.S. Olympic luge team that will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Veterans, dignitaries commemorate Battle of the Bulge on 69th anniversary

    Dec 16, 2013

    For the last 20 years, World War II veterans and the ambassadors of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have gathered annually in mid-December at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to pay tribute to the 19,000 Soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Thousands lay wreaths at Arlington gravesites

    Dec 15, 2013

    More than 143,000 wreaths were placed on gravesites, Dec. 14, 2013, as part of the 22nd annual "Wreaths Across America" event at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia.

  • Fort Jackson helps ill 7-year-old boy become Soldier for day

    Dec 12, 2013

    Richard Culliver, a 7-year-old boy battling an inoperable brain tumor, took his place on Hilton Field with the rest of the Army's new Soldiers during last week's regular graduation ceremony.

  • Gifts from above as Operation Toy Drop continues for 16th year

    Dec 11, 2013

    Rain-laden skies could not dampen the spirit of the Soldiers on Fort Bragg, N.C., as they jumped out of airplanes over Sicily drop zone in support of the 16th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • Odierno receives National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award

    Dec 10, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno was honored with a National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award, Dec. 10, 2013, in New York City.