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  • Wounded Soldier cites Ranger school lessons as source of resilience

    Nov 7, 2013

    An Army captain, severely wounded in Afghanistan, said lessons learned from Ranger School strengthened his resolve to heal, and kept him resilient through his recovery.

  • Army Reserve unit honors native Chicagoan, World War II veteran 68 years after service

    Nov 7, 2013

    U.S. Army World War II veteran, Frank Andrews, 94, was awarded six medals, to include the Purple Heart, from Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn, Commanding General of the 85th Support Command and Deputy Commanding General for Support of First Army, Division West, Nov. 3, 2013, during a surprise ceremony at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL.

  • Rucking for a cause at Natick

    Nov 6, 2013

    On Nov. 10, 2013, about 200 people around the world, including Capt. Justin Fitch of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will be rucking for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans and families who deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideations and tendencies.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • 'Operation Mend' heals wounded service members at UCLA

    Nov 5, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell visited "Operation Mend," Nov. 1, 2013, to gain insight and knowledge into the groundbreaking program that provides wounded military personnel with specialized medical care.

  • Odierno presents Soldier's Medal to 12th Aviation Battalion Soldier for rescue of 2 drowning people

    Nov 4, 2013

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Thomas F. Oroho, D Company commander, 12th Aviation Battalion, received the Soldier's Medal from Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, Nov. 1, 2013, at Davison Army Air Field, Va., for helping rescue two people who were drowning.

  • Army leadership recognizes excellence of The Old Guard, 'Pershing's Own'

    Nov 4, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presented framed mementos to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Nov. 4, 2013, in appreciation for their flawless support during the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Under Secretary of the Army-hosted Twilight Tattoos.

  • Headstone placement time at ANC greatly improved in past two years

    Nov 1, 2013

    Over the past two years, the time it takes to place a headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., has been reduced from as many as 180 days to an average of just 45 days, said the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program.

  • JROTC cadet volunteers honor wounded warriors during 2013 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 31, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet volunteers from Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va., prepared the "Warrior Tent" in honor of the 85 athletes who competed in the Wounded Warrior and Wheelchair category of the Army Ten-Miler, at the Pentagon, Oct. 20, 2013.

  • General's grandson shares leadership lessons in Korea

    Oct 31, 2013

    The grandson of a Korean War commanding general shared his grandfather's leadership lessons with senior Eighth Army leaders, at Yongsan Garrison, Oct. 31, 2013.

  • Army captain wins female division in Marine Corps Marathon

    Oct 31, 2013

    Capt. Kelly Calway, who won the female division at the Marine Corps Marathon, Oct. 27, 2013, said she ran the race for all deployed service members.

  • Officer credits hospital team, Army family with saving daughter's life

    Oct 31, 2013

    Delaney Saslav, only three at the time, nearly drowned while attending a pool party with her parents.

  • Plebe sets new Indoor Obstacle Course record at West Point

    Oct 29, 2013

    The Indoor Obstacle Course Test has challenged cadets for more than 60 years at West Point. Out of the thousands that have come before her, no female cadet has ever completed it faster than Class of 2017 Cadet Madaline Kenyon.

  • Volunteers make Army Ten-Miler move

    Oct 29, 2013

    Soldiers and volunteers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., were an integral part of the success of the 29th Army Ten-Miler, held Oct. 21, 2013.

  • Master sergeant talks about resilience, strength, being Gold Star wife

    Oct 29, 2013

    Master Sgt. Jennifer Loredo said she hadn't been looking for love when she first met fellow Soldier Eddie Loredo, though he turned out to be the love of her life. The two Soldiers ended up married.

  • McHugh relights JFK Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 29, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh relit the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2013, which marks the final resting places of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

  • Army researcher looks for cold facts

    Oct 28, 2013

    Maj. David DeGroot, Ph.D., went looking for the cold facts, and after years of study, he may have them.

  • 2 NCOs recognized for excellence in educational leadership

    Oct 25, 2013

    Two non-commissioned officers have been named recipients of the Larry Strickland Educational Leadership Award for their excellence in educational leadership and commitment to the development of Soldiers.

  • Natick Soldier exchanges gifts, admiration with patriotic Red Sox player

    Oct 24, 2013

    On a late June day at Fenway Park in Boston, Master Sgt. Miguel Chacon was looking on with great pleasure as Red Sox players signed autographs for his three children and dozens of others when he felt something hit him on the side.

  • Army experts discuss ways to stay connected via social media

    Oct 24, 2013

    Commands and family support groups can use social media sites as force multipliers, experts said, Oct. 23, 2013, and family members can stay connected while staying secure.

  • Medal of Honor recipient shares bond with Calif. Guardsmen

    Oct 24, 2013

    California National Guardsmen were witnesses to the heroism of Medal of Honor recipient Capt. William Swenson during the 2009 Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan.

  • World War II veteran receives award after 68 years

    Oct 23, 2013

    Serving during World War II is a remarkable achievement. Receiving an award for service 68 years later is another.

  • Record field for Army Ten-Miler benefits Morale, Welfare and Recreation

    Oct 23, 2013

    A record Army Ten-Miler field of 35,000 registered participants, along with a record-setting number of starters and finishers, helped generate funds to support Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. The previous five runnings of the event generated more than $3 million for the Family and MWR fund.

  • Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

    Oct 21, 2013

    Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish, Oct. 20, 2013, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

  • Pathfinders jump toward next 'rendezvous with destiny'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, conducted the unit's last scheduled jump, at Corregidor Drop Zone, on Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013.

  • Wounded warriors inspire at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 20, 2013

    The wounded warriors who raced in the Army Ten-Miler are an inspiration to the nation, said the Army's top enlisted advisor.

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • Paratrooper remains resilient through spouses' deployment

    Oct 17, 2013

    Spc. Flavia Veiga, a human resources specialist with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, and her husband, Staff Sgt. Sanel Klebic, a supply sergeant with the 20th Engineer Brigade, are one of many couples who have been working on remaining resilient and cultivating a marriage while being separated by distance and duty.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • WWII veteran, Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Oct 15, 2013

    Retired Master Sgt. Nicholas Oresko was honored at a public funeral service, Oct. 10, 2013, in Paramus, N.J. Oresko died Oct. 4, at the age of 96, and was the oldest living World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Battle of Ganjgal: Army's first officer to receive Medal of Honor from OIF/OEF recounts ambush

    Oct 15, 2013

    Just before dawn Sept. 8, 2009, and under a full moon, Capt. William D. Swenson and a contingent of Afghan forces made their way slowly on foot, crunching the gravel under their boots through a mountain valley in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, not far from the Pakistan border.

  • Film workshop provides therapy to combat vets

    Oct 15, 2013

    Service members being treated at the Warrior Transition Unit, its cadre, as well as Soldiers and veterans on and off Fort Bragg, N.C., were provided an opportunity to use the art of film making to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • 84 'Spartan' Soldiers re-enlist to continue their service to nation

    Oct 15, 2013

    Hundreds of family, friends and fellow Soldiers packed the bleachers of at Cottrell field, at Fort Stewart, Ga., to witness as 84 "Spartan" Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a mass re-enlistment ceremony, Oct. 3, 2013.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Soldier to posthumously receive Silver Star, Polish medal for heroism

    Oct 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis is to posthumously receive the Silver Star and Poland's Armed Forces Gold Medal for heroism that saved the life of a Polish officer.

  • Boxing coach uses Hispanic heritage to share Army stories

    Oct 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos used National Hispanic Heritage Month to share stories about his boxing family, the U.S Army World Class Athlete Program and Army Installation Management Command.

  • Community comes together to help terminally ill Soldier

    Oct 7, 2013

    A terminally ill Soldier and his family received a lot more help than they could have imagined on moving day, after a large response to a post on a well-known social media networking site.

  • From local ball park player to all-Army champ: Soldier's story of resilience

    Oct 7, 2013

    Spc. Tonya Martin, a military police Soldier with the 92nd Military Police Battalion, and her fellow team members, beat the U.S. Air Force with a score of 6-3 in their final game of the Armed Forces Softball Tournament, at Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 18, 2013.

  • World War II Medal of Honor recipient dies at 96 years old

    Oct 7, 2013

    The Army and the nation are mourning the passing of World War II Army veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Nicholas Oresko, who died Oct. 4, 2013. He was 96 years old.

  • Soldier and her doggy 'daughter' reunite on national TV

    Oct 4, 2013

    A Soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., surprised her dog after a year-long deployment, on "The Queen Latifah Show."

  • World War II-era 'Devil in Baggy Pants' visits paratroopers

    Oct 3, 2013

    When George Mahon looks back at the 91 years that have comprised his life, he has many things to be proud of. There are his five sons and a daughter, and his long-time career as a roofer. One facet of his past shines more brightly in his memory than all the rest, however.

  • U.S. athletes shine at CISM World Para-Track & Field Championships

    Oct 2, 2013

    Five U.S. military athletes, including three from the Army World Class Athlete Program, combined to win 10 gold and two silver medals, Sept. 14-15, 2013, at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 2013 World Para-Track and Field Championships in Warendorf, Germany.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • Memories of Mogadishu: Veteran shares experiences for museum exhibit

    Sep 30, 2013

    In October, the Army will mark the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, a 1993 conflict in Somalia that inspired the book "Black Hawk Down" and the mainstream movie of the same name.

  • Ready and Resilient: Joining together to help prevent suicide

    Sep 30, 2013

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians filled the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in Germany, Sept. 24, 2013, during Wiesbaden's Ready and Resilient training day.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' volunteer to paint Vicenza soccer stadium

    Sep 30, 2013

    Ten Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), stationed at Caserma Del Din, Italy, picked up their paint rollers and joined Vicenza locals, Sept. 21, 2013, to help repaint the Stadio "Romeo Menti."

  • Policy change allows SFCs direct access to AER assistance

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Emergency Relief announced a change in policy allowing sergeants first class and above direct access to assistance. This change, which became effective Sept. 30, 2013, enables senior non-commissioned officers to go directly to AER for assistance.

  • Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

    Sep 27, 2013

    What actions or characteristics describe a hero? Would you recognize a hero if he or she were standing next to you or speaking with you?

  • Award-winning medic ensures prisoners get good treatment

    Sep 26, 2013

    After treating wounded, sick and injured Soldiers in Haiti, Somalia, Colombia and serving twice in Iraq, an Army medic has applied his skills to the nation's only military maximum-security facility.

  • Sunday to honor Gold Star Mothers

    Sep 26, 2013

    This Sunday, the Army and the nation will, for the 77th time, turn their attention to mothers who have lost sons or daughters while fighting America's wars.

  • Wounded warrior honored at Washington event

    Sep 26, 2013

    Col. Lanier Ward, commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, was honored for his military service, Sept. 25, 2013, during an event hosted by the foundation he inspired two young girls to create.

  • Fall hunt aims to help wounded warriors

    Sep 26, 2013

    The 2013 Wounded Warrior Fall Hunt at Fort Rucker, Ala., will be Oct. 5-12, 2013, and will give wounded warriors, as well as Soldiers and civilians, the opportunity to hunt hogs and coyotes to win prizes that will help out a worthy cause.

  • Dual-military, dual-Master Resilience Trainer couple exemplify resilience

    Sep 25, 2013

    Meet the Casons. They're the modern Army Resilient family. They are both sergeants first class stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; they are raising three daughters together; and they are both Army Master Resilience Trainers.

  • Indiana Guardsman shaves head for cancer charity

    Sep 24, 2013

    Soldiers keep their hair closely cropped per regulation, but one female Indiana National Guard Soldier shaved her head for cancer awareness during an event to help a fellow Guardsman, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Shelbyville, Ind., National Guard Armory.

  • All-Army wins second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown

    Sep 24, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington of Camp Humphreys, South Korea, went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships at Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 19, 2013.

  • Soldier breaks world record in bomb-suit run

    Sep 24, 2013

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer 1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen set a new world record, Sept. 23, 2013, running a mile while wearing a fully functional bomb-disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Life-saving ESAPI plate returned to Soldier

    Sep 19, 2013

    When Sgt. Joseph Morrissey stepped out of his vehicle onto a military supply route in Afghanistan, Aug. 9, 2012, he didn't know it would be the day his body armor would prove to be worth the weight and discomfort that comes with wearing it.

  • SecArmy pays tribute to retiring head of Manpower, Reserve Affairs

    Sep 19, 2013

    Working during very challenging times, the third-highest ranking civilian in the Army, Thomas R. Lamont, made significant contributions to the total force, said the secretary of the Army.

  • Wellness center to roll out premium fitness service

    Sep 18, 2013

    The first wellness center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will open next month at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center.

  • Army vice chief, wounded warriors share inspirations

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Army's vice chief of staff came out to show his support Sept. 15, 2013, for wounded warriors across all branches of service during the third annual Wounded Warriors Celebrity Softball Classic, following the Washington Nationals home game.

  • Guard biathletes train in summer for Winter Olympics

    Sep 17, 2013

    National Guard athletes aren't allowing warm weather to stop them from training for this winter's demanding schedule of biathlons leading up to the Olympics, in just five months.

  • Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

    Sep 16, 2013

    Eighth Army honored the Soldiers who defended the Pusan Perimeter during the 63rd anniversary of the Nakdong River Battle, during a ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, at Waegwan, South Korea.

  • Recruiters share innovative recruiting tactics with HQ staff

    Sep 13, 2013

    The commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command invited two recruiters to the headquarters to share their innovative recruiting tactics with the staff.

  • Healthy dose of preventive care may be best medicine

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Performance Triad is an exciting initiative that could go far in improving the health of the force, said Col. John O'Brien, a medical doctor, and chief of Operational Medicine and Deployment Health at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army: Suicide prevention help available 24/7

    Sep 13, 2013

    Suicide prevention help is available 24 hours a day and that message was emphasized at the Army's Suicide Prevention Program health fair at the Pentagon.

  • Army leaders pay tribute to troops on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 12, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell thanked all the men and women of the armed forces in their remarks at the "Invincible Spirit Festival," Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Initiative targets optimizing health, performance

    Sep 12, 2013

    "We're very excited about being selected for the first Performance Triad pilot, said the commander of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Rock Island Arsenal holds ceremony, walk to commemorate 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 12, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community conducted a 9/11 Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who died that day and the two subsequent wars.

  • Pentagon quilts forever commemorate victims of 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    Gracing a corridor in the Pentagon, some 50 quilts are on public display after being sent as gifts by Americans who wanted to express their feelings after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Natick Soldiers, civilians remember 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    At exactly 8:46 a.m., the Soldiers and civilians of the Natick Soldier Systems Center took a moment to pause and remember 9/11.

  • NY Guard Soldiers' experiences part of 9/11 Tribute Center web exhibit

    Sep 11, 2013

    The ground zero experiences of five New York National Guard Soldiers are featured in a new online exhibit of the 9/11 Tribute Center. The Tribute Center released the exhibit, "The National Guard: Stories of September 11th told by those who were there," as part of the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Intrepid opens first of 9 'Spirit' treatment centers

    Sep 11, 2013

    To treat and care for service members suffering from the most severe forms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, the first of nine planned, nationwide Intrepid Spirit Centers officially opened its doors Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Army Arts & Crafts Contest reveals much about entrants

    Sep 10, 2013

    Here are the official results of the 2013 Army Arts & Crafts Contest, an annual event that features two levels of competition among accomplished and novice artists, whose crafts are judged in nine categories: ceramics, digital art (non-photography), drawings, fibers/textiles, glass, metals/jewelry, mixed media, painting and wood.

  • Guardsman reflects on 9/11 attack, surviving subsequent suicide attempt

    Sep 10, 2013

    Even Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Clifford Bauman tried to pull his gaze from a news story about the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, his mind took him back in time to a place and time he never wanted to see again.

  • SHARP: Soldiers need character in addition to competence

    Sep 10, 2013

    To eliminate sexual assault in the Army, all Soldiers are going to need more than just the know-how to do their jobs," said the new SHARP program director. "They're also going to need character -- to ensure they uphold Army values."

  • Pentagon Memorial Chapel place to grieve, reflect, heal

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Pentagon Memorial Chapel, dedicated a year to the day after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is a place to grieve, reflect and heal.

  • Squad leaders take lead as Performance Triad launches

    Sep 9, 2013

    The first pilot course for the Army's Performance Triad began with some squad leaders beginning their training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2013.

  • Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is 'sign of strength'

    Sep 6, 2013

    A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program.

  • Refresher course prepares Liberian drill sergeants for newest recruits

    Sep 5, 2013

    As the Armed Forces of Liberia's 2013 recruit vetting process nears completion, the service is preparing its drill sergeants for the first round of recruit training since 2010.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • In Croatia, Soldier builds international partnership through soccer

    Sep 3, 2013

    In the evening, when the Operation Immediate Response exercise is on pause, Spc. Fausto F. Jimenez builds international bonds by engaging in a European pastime -- soccer.

  • An old bird gets a new mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are refurbishing an AH-1F "Cobra" helicopter at Fort Campbell, Ky., which will be put on display at across from the post museum.

  • Instructor earns 4th Bronze Star

    Aug 30, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class John Melson was honored at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 23, 2013, as he was presented the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor, for his actions more than four years ago while fighting off a Taliban ambush in Gerani, Afghanistan.

  • 'Vanguard' medic answers call, saves lives

    Aug 29, 2013

    Spc. Tyler Ivester was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, with Valor Device, Aug. 1, 2013, for saving the lives of four of his fellow Soldiers after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, April 17, 2013, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Paik named honorary Eighth Army commander

    Aug 29, 2013

    Eighth Army named the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general as an honorary Eighth Army commanding general during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 29, 2013, at General Paik Operational Command Post, South Korea.

  • Army Wellness Center opens at Fort Drum

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The 5,000-square-foot facility is the 12th wellness center to open across the Army. It offers standardized services and state-of-the-art equipment free of charge to all DOD ID card holders.

  • Army launches start of 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

    Aug 29, 2013

    The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium, Aug. 28, 2013, was a time for reflection on the war that would span 10 years and cost the country more than 58,000 young men and women, but it was also an occasion to honor and thank nine Vietnam War veterans who served a total of 14 tours in-country and 225 years in uniform.

  • Army rugger humbled honoring fallen peers

    Aug 28, 2013

    All-Army Rugby player Maj. Nate Conkey experienced the exhilarating high of winning his first gold medal at the 2013 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship and was humbled the next morning by a remembrance ceremony that honored all military rugby players, including many of his friends, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • General mentors women Soldiers seeking Bradley mechanic MOS

    Aug 28, 2013

    The female Soldiers currently training to earn the 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer military occupationally specialty received a mentoring session, Aug. 26, 2013, from Brig. Gen. Michaelene Kloster, the commander of the 98th Training Division, and Fort Benning's only woman general.

  • Female flag detail honors Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    Female Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass, raised the American flag during reveille, Aug. 28, 2013. The all-female flag honor detail joined together to commemorate Women's Equality Day, the day when the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

  • SHARP training incorporated into U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane, Aug. 20, 2013, to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault.

  • Army wins Armed Forces Rugby on last-second try

    Aug 26, 2013

    Second Lt. Will Holder of Fort Sill, Okla., scored a last-second, diving try that lifted All-Army to a 19-14 walk-off victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal match of the 2013 Armed Forces Sevens Rugby Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.

  • Hotline, now 50 years old, continues to promote dialog with Russians

    Aug 26, 2013

    In October 1962, the Cuban missile crisis occurred and with it, the possibility of a nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. To open the lines of communications between the two countries and help prevent "mutually assured destruction," a hotline was activated, Aug. 30, 1963.

  • Campbell addresses veterans, military service organizations at summit

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Army vice chief of staff opened the second quarterly Veterans Service Organization/Military Service Organization Summit telling group members that while the Army can be bureaucratic at times, it's still a learning organization that is and will continue to be flexible and adaptable to change no matter what that may be.

  • New SHARP director says Army must defeat sexual assault to maintain public trust

    Aug 22, 2013

    As the Army finishes up operations in Afghanistan, at home it continues a fight to stem the sexual assaults some in uniform perpetrate against their fellow Soldiers.