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  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Soldiers, NHRA race team swap roles

    Sep 10, 2012

    As the saying goes, to really understand someone, walk a mile their shoes. That was the idea underlying a crew swap between Soldiers at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., and the Cruz Pedregon Racing team, of the National Hotrod Racing Association.

  • N.C. Guard Soldier runs 100 miles in honor of fallen comrades

    Sep 6, 2012

    A lone runner pushed herself through desert heat and dust to finish her 24-hour quest: 100 miles in remembrance of fellow Soldiers who have died in the war on terror.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest seeks to recondition Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.

  • Army Paralympic shooter helps pioneer prosthesis

    Sep 6, 2012

    A sharpshooter who competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games this week also helped develop an innovative prosthesis that has helped countless wounded warriors.

  • Missouri man sheds more than 100 pounds to enlist, graduate basic training

    Sep 4, 2012

    Pvt. David L. West II, who graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, 2012, lost more than 100 pounds to join the Army Jan. 31, 2012.

  • Former Army cadet wins Paralympic silver

    Sep 4, 2012

    Former U.S. Military Academy cadet Jennifer Schuble won a silver medal in the 500-meter time trial paracycling event, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Olympic Park's Velodrome in London.

  • CJTF-HOA members deliver 'care' to orphanage

    Sep 4, 2012

    Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Soldiers, forward-deployed to Ethiopia, delivered care packages to a local orphanage, Sept. 2, 2012.

  • 'Golden Hour Box' developer reflects on career

    Sep 4, 2012

    One of the men who helped to invent a "box" that could save lives on the battlefield said he joined the Army for "three years -- tops." That was 31 years ago.

  • Old Guard, U.S. Army Band Soldiers perform at final 2012 Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 31, 2012

    Audience members rumbled with excitement as Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed the last U.S. Army Military District of Washington's "Twilight Tattoo" of the season, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Fort Huachuca Soldier, 2011 Army Athlete of Year selected to race again

    Aug 30, 2012

    First Lt. Charles "Chad" Ware, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, is at it again after being selected for the All-Army Team for the Army Ten-Miler and the Armed Forces Marathon Championship, which is run in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Golden Knights Female 4-Way Team beats France by two in Czech Republic competition

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Golden Knights Female 4-Way Team, part of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, will bring home a gold medal for their performance in the Czech Republic.

  • Ring ceremony links Class of 2013 with Long Gray Line

    Aug 29, 2012

    The tradition of wearing a class ring originated at the U.S. Military Academy in 1835 and continued Aug. 24, 2012, at Trophy Point with the Class of 2013, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Apache pilot breaks bonds of earth

    Aug 28, 2012

    Although Chief Warrant Officer 2 Laura Tanski only officially slipped the bonds of earth as an Army aviator two years ago, the young woman from Michigan has been living in the clouds for most of her life.

  • Wounded Warriors attend London Paralympics

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Olympic games may be over, but there is still a group of international athletes competing for gold in London and a select group of Soldiers are on hand to see the competition.

  • Warriors wed while deployed to Afghanistan

    Aug 28, 2012

    Weddings are generally associated with spring and summer, champagne and cake. They are new beginnings and grand celebrations with family and friends, not camouflage uniforms, mortar rounds and danger of hostile fire.

  • Dyson shatters 'brass ceiling' in Army Finance Corps

    Aug 28, 2012

    The first female finance officer to achieve the rank of major general has just been promoted, 92 years since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution tore down the last formal barrier to women's enfranchisement.

  • Paralympians complete preparations in London

    Aug 28, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Paralympic team completed their team processing and remain focused amid growing anticipation for the 2012 Paralympic Games.

  • Army gold medalist Hancock to visit White House with U.S. Olympic team

    Aug 28, 2012

    After the spotlight of the Olympic games in London, and another gold medal to add to the one he earned in Beijing just four years ago, Sgt. Vincent Hancock has come back to the United States and is now reaping accolades and recognition for his performance behind a Beretta DT10 shotgun.

  • West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

    Aug 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier witnesses daughter's birth on Skype

    Aug 24, 2012

    Thanks to technology, military families who are separated by thousands of miles, vast countries and even wars can be brought together in an instant with just the push of a button. For Jordyn Pritchard, a family member and new mom, taking advantage of that technology meant the difference between her deployed husband, Spc. Branden Pritchard being a part of the birth of the couples first child and missing out completely.

  • U.S. military athletes leave mark on London 2012 Olympic Games

    Aug 22, 2012

    More than 20 U.S. military athletes, coaches, training partners, family members and support personnel served as sports ambassadors to the world during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Olson ready to make Paralympic history

    Aug 22, 2012

    Years of determination, hard work and resilience have led Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson to the cusp of making history at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

  • Paratrooper sculpture 'hallmark' of Airborne School

    Aug 22, 2012

    Passersby on Edwards Street may notice something new on the Fort Benning landscape. An abstract metal sculpture of a paratrooper with an open parachute was installed this summer on Eubanks Field, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Diabetic beats odds, takes on Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 21, 2012

    On his third attempt, Staff Sgt. Shane Giltner, a diabetic Ear, Nose, and Throat technician at Schofield's Audiology Clinic, earned the Expert Field Medical Badge at Warrior Base, South Korea, near the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • Vietnam vets join 21st Cav aviators for Hueys' final lift at Hood

    Aug 21, 2012

    Iconic, dependable, reliable, tough, a workhorse, an air cavalryman's steed. All were used to describe the UH-1 Iroquois, affectionately known as the "Huey," during its retirement ceremony, Aug. 18, 2012, at Robert Gray Army Airfield on Fort Hood, Texas, when the 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat) conducted a ceremonial airlift with the final three UH-1s remaining in the active-duty Army.

  • IMCOM Pacific Teens gain valuable experience, make new friends at Youth Leadership Forum

    Aug 21, 2012

    High school students from several Pacific Region garrisons gathered at Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii, July 18-24, 2012, for the annual Pacific Youth Leadership Forum.

  • Field Artillery unit welcomes first female battery commander

    Aug 20, 2012

    Growing up playing sports and being a part of the rowing team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Capt. Christina Payne has always enjoyed being a team player. But just being another team member wasn't her fate as she makes her mark on the Army.

  • 8th TSC EOD team defuses Maui bomb hoax

    Aug 20, 2012

    Three explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 74th EOD Company overcame time and distance to allow residents in a Maui neighborhood to return safely to their homes following a bomb scare Aug. 15, 2012.

  • West Point cadets waste no time studying waste-to-energy project

    Aug 17, 2012

    No one wants to waste a summer, particularly U.S. Military Academy cadets, who know all about making the most of their time. Ironically, a pair of West Pointers recently came to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to take part in a project that will study how to turn waste into energy on base camps.

  • AMC birthed from 'sweeping reorganization' to outfit today's soldiers

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fifty years ago, Leonard W. Hoelscher and Project 80 recommended "one of the most sweeping reorganizations in the history of the Department of Army."

  • Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

    Aug 14, 2012

    Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion received their open-water scuba certification, July 22, 2012, as part of an ongoing outreach program supported by non-military organizations.

  • Soldiers on Okinawa teach English, strengthen bonds with local youth community

    Aug 14, 2012

    It is a humid morning in Okinawa and Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group at Torii Station, Japan, make their way inside the Sobe Community Center in Yomitan Village. They welcome the coolness of the air-conditioner and notice the smiles and cheers from local Japanese students who are there to grasp the English language.

  • Bowsher finishes 32nd in Olympic modern pentathlon

    Aug 13, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Dennis Bowsher finished 32nd in the Olympic men's modern pentathlon, a five-sports-in-one-day event, Aug. 11, 2012.

  • Military athletes at London games enjoy Army family support

    Aug 13, 2012

    U.S. military athletes at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, Aug. 12, 2012, had more than just fans cheering them on throughout the games.

  • Nunn finishes 43rd in Olympic 50-k race walk

    Aug 12, 2012

    Staff Sgt. John Nunn worked his way forward in the final laps of the Olympic 50-kilometer race walk Aug. 11, 2012, to finish 43rd with a personal-best time of 4 hours, 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

  • Soldiers brief British youth at Windsor Castle

    Aug 9, 2012

    Seizing the opportunity to take a rest from the madness of the Olympic games, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit took time out to showcase the Army to the locals of Windsor, England, Aug. 8, 2012.

  • Hawaii Army National Guard test pilot ensures safe flights during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 8, 2012

    "Mahalo," or "thank you," the pilot said, after being handed a bottle of water from the rear of the aircraft. The kind nature of Hawaiian culture reinforced the unique mix of service members present at Southern Accord 12 in The Republic of Botswana, Africa.

  • Vets gather at Arlington to mark 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal

    Aug 8, 2012

    Seventy years after the Aug. 7, 1942, start to what would be a brutal, six-month-long battle over an island in the South Pacific, veterans of Guadalcanal gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to their fellow Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen.

  • Lester finishes eighth in Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling

    Aug 8, 2012

    Team USA coaches did not recognize their wrestler as Spc. Justin "Harry" Lester as he finished eighth in the Olympic men's Greco-Roman 66-kilogram tournament, Aug. 7, 2012, at ExCel North Arena 2.

  • Army engineer finds BEST way to support students in robotics competition

    Aug 7, 2012

    PVC pipe, screws, an irrigation valve cover, an aluminum paint grid and a bicycle inner tube. What do they have in common? They're all part of a kit to build a robot according to Lucas Hunter, a mechanical engineer with the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Camp Zama's Bon Odori Festival strengthens friendship with local community

    Aug 7, 2012

    The 53rd annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, culminated Aug. 4, 2012, with more than a 1,000 people performing the moves of traditional Japanese dances in sync, circled around a large, ornate wooden tower erected at the installation's Rambler Field.

  • Local community joins wounded warriors from U.S. Army in Europe, coalition forces in ride

    Aug 6, 2012

    Soldiers, family members, civilian employees and other military community members volunteered, rode, cheered and supported approximately 50 wounded warriors from the U.S., Germany, Romania, Norway, Poland, the U.K., Estonia and Latvia during Soldier Ride Germany community ride at Bostalsee, Germany, Aug. 4, 2012.

  • London Games leave Mango dreaming about Rio

    Aug 6, 2012

    Sgt. Spenser Mango learned in London that much work must be done if he wants to medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Byers' Greco-Roman Olympic day ends early

    Aug 6, 2012

    Army Greco-Roman wrestler Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers was eliminated from the Olympic heavyweight tournament after two matches, Aug. 6, 2012, at ExCel North Arena 2 in London.

  • Parker misses mark in Olympic shooting finale

    Aug 6, 2012

    Four-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker headed into the third round of the Olympic three-positions rifle competition, Aug. 6, 2012, just one shot out of medal contention, but finished 30th.

  • Szarenski closes out Olympic career

    Aug 5, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski competed Aug. 5, 2012, in the men's 50-meter free pistol competition, his last event as an Olympian.

  • Army wife Gray wins Olympic gold in 3-positions rifle

    Aug 4, 2012

    Jamie Gray, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, won an Olympic gold medal in the women's 50-meter three-positions rifle event Aug. 4, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Two Army marksmen miss medal round by millimeters

    Aug 4, 2012

    The difference between shooting for an Olympic medal and watching from the stands came down to fractions of an inch for two U.S. Soldiers competing Aug. 3, 2012, in 50-meter prone rifle at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Soldier watches wife win gold from across pond

    Aug 4, 2012

    As Jamie Gray was conquering her past demons in women's three-position rifle Aug. 4, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, her husband, Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, was glued to the couple's 17-inch computer monitor, watching a live stream of the event.

  • Army spouse comes up short in Olympic pistol event

    Aug 2, 2012

    Olympic shooter Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptatgrafft, competed in her second event at the London Olympics, Aug. 1, 2012, finishing in 28th place overall in women's 25-meter sport pistol at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Don't hold back: Only 4 chances remain to see Twilight Tattoo in 2012

    Aug 2, 2012

    Hundreds of local and international visitors to the National Capital Region watched the time honored military tradition of the "Twilight Tattoo" inside Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Conmy Hall, in Arlington Va., Aug. 1, 2012.

  • Double trap shooters ambushed in London

    Aug 2, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond and Sgt. Glenn Eller fell short of their lofty expectations in the Olympic double-trap competition Wednesday at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Former Women's Army Corps commandant dies at age 101

    Aug 2, 2012

    Former Women's Army Corps commandant and advocate for women's military service, Mary Louise Rasmuson, died July 30, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, at age 101.

  • Marine Sgt. Herring eliminated from Olympic boxing tourney

    Aug 1, 2012

    A brawler from Kazakhstan quickly ended the Olympic boxing tournament for U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jamel Herring.

  • Olympic experience resonates within commanding general

    Aug 1, 2012

    For Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the Olympic games are memories of past accomplishments and friendships.

  • Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe journey

    Jul 31, 2012

    Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., helped members of the Quileute tribe move approximately 100 canoes out of the water at the completion of the tribe's two-week journey, July 29, 2012.

  • Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Jul 31, 2012

    In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Two-time Army Olympian teaches race walking on Today Show

    Jul 29, 2012

    Army Olympian Staff Sgt. John Nunn showed Americans how to race walk Monday morning on NBC's Today Show.

  • Jitters get best of Uptagrafft in Olympic pistol debut

    Jul 29, 2012

    Despite having a difficult Olympic debut, Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft's experience in London, July 29, 2012, featured enough goose bumps and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Army spouse competes in first medal event of London Olympics

    Jul 29, 2012

    In front of an enthusiastic crowd eager to witness presentation of the first medals of the London Olympic Games, Jamie Gray, wife of a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier, competed in women's 10-meter air rifle June 28 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • First Lady brings 'Let's Move' to London Games

    Jul 27, 2012

    First Lady Michelle Obama and a plethora of former and current U.S. Olympic stars helped musical performers entertain children July 27, 2012, during "Let's Move! London Tic-Toc."

  • Marksmanship unit Soldiers ready to continue Olympic tradition

    Jul 26, 2012

    When President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in 1956 he did so to raise the standards of marksmanship in the U.S. Army. But unit lore says that he really wanted to beat the Soviets in the Olympics and needed the best the military had to offer all fall under one command and train with each other.

  • U.S. Army Cadets earn historic first: Foreign jump wings

    Jul 26, 2012

    More than 20 ROTC Cadets from colleges across the U.S. traveled to Spain in May as part of the U.S. Army ROTC's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program. Their mission was to teach Spanish soldiers conversational English. The additional plus for the Cadets was being able to jump with the Spanish airborne and earn their foreign jump wings.

  • Nothing but business for Szarenski's fourth Olympic Games

    Jul 26, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski is taking a business-like approach to his fourth Olympic Games.

  • Marine boxer hopes unique style will garner Olympic gold

    Jul 26, 2012

    After leading the U.S. boxing team in warm-ups Thursday, Marine Corps Sgt. Jamel Herring demonstrated the unique style and speed that may earn him an Olympic medal.

  • Veterans not out of their league under the sea

    Jul 25, 2012

    A dive school in Seattle says the commercial diving industry is "begging for vets."

  • Olympics a family affair for two service members

    Jul 25, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, was an Olympian at the 1996 Atlanta games. Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft competed in four Olympic trials in Women's air and sport pistol, and left each one without a position on the Olympic team.

  • GEMS + summertime science = fun

    Jul 25, 2012

    For the second year in a row the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is hosting the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts.

  • After roller coaster ride, Soldiers excited to defend Olympic gold medals

    Jul 24, 2012

    One was labeled a prodigy after winning the world championship at the age of 16. The other was already a two-time Olympian and had won every match except for the big one.

  • Golden Knights decorate sky at air show

    Jul 24, 2012

    They are knights who wear flight suits instead of armor; Airborne Soldiers who jump into crowds instead of combat zones; whose mission is for entertainment -- not war.

  • Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence

    Jul 23, 2012

    A young researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has received top honors for scientific excellence.

  • The green-gray line of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Jul 19, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is looking for a few good Soldiers. Soldier admissions officer Maj. Ryan Liebhaber has 85 slots for active duty Soldiers and 85 slots for reserve-component Soldiers in every class.

  • GEMS program brings science to life for youth

    Jul 19, 2012

    While a lesson in polymers was under way Fort Rucker, Ala., youth mixed glue and food-coloring in order to create a Silly Putty-like concoction at the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science laboratory, July 12, 2012.

  • World War II veteran, hero receives medals 67 years after heroic acts

    Jul 19, 2012

    John Krajeski says he is finally at peace. "I think I sleep better at night, now," he said, chuckling. "I wanted at least this recognition. It was something I needed to do before I went to my grave."

  • Massachusetts town continues tradition of service to nation, supports Community Covenant

    Jul 18, 2012

    Braintree, Mass., became the 28th Massachusetts community and among more than 500 nationally to sign an Armed Forces Community Covenant in a July 18, 2012, ceremony at its 100-year-old town hall.

  • Best Soldiers for the worst days: Medevac crews in Afghanistan save lives day, night

    Jul 17, 2012

    Nearly every time a medevac crew serving on Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan climbs into a Black Hawk and fasten their seat belts, they launch knowing someone is in pain, and may be dying.

  • Wiesbaden community members join host nation neighbors in dragon boat races

    Jul 17, 2012

    This year marked the fourth time a team of Soldiers, civilians and family members from the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade competed in Wiesbaden's dragon boat races at the Schiersteiner Hafen Fest, and the fifth time a U.S. military community team joined the dragon boat competition.

  • 9-year-old cancer patient takes flight

    Jul 17, 2012

    As he perched eagerly in a chair at the Fort Campbell flight simulator July 17, it would be easy to mistake 9-year-old Adam Crider for any other boy his age. His slightly shaggy blond hair and baby-blue eyes that light up as quickly as his infectious smile spreads across his face belie the 18-month battle Adam and his family have endured.

  • Fort Bliss hospital honors 106-year-old beneficiary

    Jul 16, 2012

    Willie Kucera, 106 years old, is living history. The World War II and the Korean War veteran is believed to be the oldest beneficiary in the William Beaumont Army Medical Center's region of care.

  • Army vessel rescues civilian sailor from sinking sailboat

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army Reserve vessel USAV Robert T. Kuroda, responded to a U.S. Coast Guard request for assistance in the rescue of a civilian on a disabled sailboat, near San Nicholas Island, Calif., July 9, 2012.

  • World Class Athlete Program mission: Win the Olympics

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army created the World Class Athlete Program in 1997 with the explicit goal of competing, and winning medals, in the Olympic Games. Since its founding, 40 WCAP Soldiers have brought home gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals.

  • Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies

    Jul 12, 2012

    Christopher Doona of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, uses the tools of science to do battle against disease-causing microorganisms.

  • Gabe wins military hero dog award

    Jul 12, 2012

    Fort Jackson's Gabe will represent all armed forces dogs at the annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards banquet in Los Angeles later this year.

  • 10th Mountain Division veterans return to Italy

    Jul 12, 2012

    Nearly seven decades have passed since the U.S. Army's famed 10th Mountain Division received its initial baptism by fire in the rugged Apennine Mountains of northern Italy during World War II.

  • Army releases third quarter accident data

    Jul 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center data show the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 has been the deadliest yet this year regarding accidents, with 42 Soldiers lost between April 1 and June 30.

  • Students fly 7,500 miles to compete in Army science competition

    Jul 11, 2012

    Students competing in the U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION science competition come from all over the United States. This year, for the first time, one team came from China. Flying almost 7,500 miles, the RADIANS team traveled to the National Judging & Education Event, held June 18-22, 2012.

  • Torii Station to hold first farmers market

    Jul 11, 2012

    Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan, will hold its first ever farmers market, July 13, 2012, offering fresh produce grown on the installation by local farmers.

  • Marksmanship Unit Soldier reinvents career, set to make history

    Jul 11, 2012

    Nine years after losing his leg in a rocket-propelled grenade attack while on patrol in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson has reinvented his Army career. Going from an Infantry squad leader to a wounded warrior, he is now a Paralympic shooter.

  • Kenyan-Americans make noise for Army at U.S. Olympic Track Trials

    Jul 10, 2012

    The "Kenyan Connection" made a lot of noise for the U.S. Army during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

  • Broadway legend shares notes with Army Blues

    Jul 10, 2012

    The U.S. Army Blues collaborated with a Broadway great during Independence Day week, and the results were massive rhythms, blues and rhythm and blues.

  • Landscapers 'give back' to vets, fallen at Arlington

    Jul 9, 2012

    More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 9, 2012, for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and fallen service members.

  • 7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

    Jul 9, 2012

    The 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, had the opportunity to dive at the USS Arizona Memorial, June 28, 2012.

  • Division West lassoes rodeo personalities for Fort Hood visit

    Jul 6, 2012

    Division West hosted rodeo announcer Charlie Throckmorton and a few other Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association personalities and Belton Chamber of Commerce members for a "rodeo appreciation day" at Fort Hood, Texas, July 5, 2012.

  • Gary Sinise visits Soldiers, families at Fort Rucker

    Jul 5, 2012

    Before his scheduled appearance at Freedom Fest actor Gary Sinise made a few unexpected visits to Soldiers and family members, July 2, 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers employee helps save 3 swimmers N.C.

    Jul 5, 2012

    Mark Preisser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center coastal and hydraulics lab engineering tech, helped save three people from drowning in the Atlantic Ocean near Duck, N.C.

  • Community has good, clean fun during mud run

    Jul 5, 2012

    More than 500 participants tested their tolerance for 'dirty water' in the annual Mud Run series, June 30, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Parker looks to make fourth time a charm in London

    Jul 3, 2012

    It happens to the best of them. Ask John Elway. Or Lebron James. Being at the top of their profession doesn't mean a championship comes right away. It takes perseverance and hard work.

  • Mickowski makes metric mile final at Olympic track trials

    Jul 3, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Capt. John Mickowski came up 400 meters short in his bid for a berth in the London Olympic Games.

  • Marne Week returns to Fort Stewart

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division hosted "Marne Week" for the first time since 2006, bringing together units from across the Marne Division to compete in various athletic events.

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