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  • Natick engineer back from Afghanistan after 18 months

    Oct 9, 2012

    Steve Belmore, a mechanical engineer with the Systems Equipment and Engineering Team, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, spent 18 months with the Corps' Afghanistan Engineer District-South.

  • Army Air Corps pilots hold final reunion at Lewis-McChord

    Oct 8, 2012

    Former members of the U.S. Army Air Corps' 12th Bombardment Group who have gathered for 46 years in a row to reminisce, met for a final time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army chemist provides expertise on unknown samples

    Oct 5, 2012

    Jennifer Exelby, a chemist, leads 10 chemical-agent handlers for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • AMC commander explains how diversity is readiness challenge

    Oct 5, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, spoke at the 13th annual Diversity Leadership Conference to a luncheon audience of more than 100 attendees inside Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Racers covered in mud faced grueling obstacles to claim victory

    Oct 5, 2012

    Soldiers, spouses, civilian employees and soldiers from the German Armed Forces gave it their all during the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's first garrison-level Spartan's Race, Sept. 28, 2012, on Warner Barracks, Germany.

  • American troops participate in Gangnam Marathon

    Oct 3, 2012

    American military personnel and their families participated in the 2012 Gangnam Marathon in Seoul, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Rangers remember tragic training accident

    Oct 3, 2012

    On the bank of a slough winding off the Yellow River, Army Ranger instructors took a moment Oct. 3, 2012, to remember one of the worst training accidents in the group's history.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomes its first female test pilot

    Oct 3, 2012

    For the first time in its 51 year history, Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomed a female maintenance test pilot.

  • Soldier selected for White House Fellowship

    Oct 3, 2012

    Maj. Archie L. Bates III is one of 15 professionals nation-wide who have been appointed to the 2012-2013 class of White House Fellows.

  • Watervliet Arsenal joins shipping wars, saves taxpayer dollars

    Oct 2, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center in upstate New York is looking hard at its shipping process to squeeze more value out of its operations.

  • Newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services facility opens

    Oct 2, 2012

    Post leaders at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, cut the ribbon for the newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services office, Sept. 29, 2012, to officially open the facility and to honor Gold Star Mothers and families.

  • Mexican Army doctors visiting Camp Bullis save man in San Antonio

    Oct 1, 2012

    Five visiting Mexican army doctors became local heroes Sept. 19, 2012, after helping save a local San Antonian during dinner at a landmark San Antonio restaurant.

  • Battling suicidal thoughts: A Soldier's story

    Sep 28, 2012

    For Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Ferguson, the Army has been his life since he was 19 years old. After having his left leg amputated from injuries he suffered in Iraq, struggling through multiple surgeries and rehabilitation, he eventually found himself facing depression and considering suicide.

  • Corps of Engineers project pulls out World War II fuel storage tanks

    Sep 28, 2012

    Under the Formerly Used Defense Site program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District is removing five of six welded steel underground storage tanks in Monaca, Pa., that could store 1.74 million gallons of fuel each.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl selects first 2013 players

    Sep 27, 2012

    The first two 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl players accepted their jerseys Sept. 25, 2012, from U.S. Army Recruiting Command's commanding general and deputy commanding general.

  • All-Army women dedicate Armed Forces crown to fallen Soldier

    Sep 27, 2012

    The All-Army women's softball team dedicated its 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championship to third baseman Cpl. Ashley Walker and her late husband, Sgt. Brian Walker, who was killed May 13, 2012, in Afghanistan.

  • USASOC Soldier breaks U.S. 24-hour running record, wins world championship

    Sep 26, 2012

    Less than two months after winning the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, Calif., Master Sgt. Mike Morton traveled to Europe where he not only won the 24-hour world championship, but also shattered the United States record.

  • NCO stops short of completing 100-mile Nijmegen march to aid fellow Soldier

    Sep 25, 2012

    Sgt. Matthew Felker chose to aid a fellow Soldier in need rather than earn bragging rights for finishing the Nijmegen March, a grueling four-day event held each summer in The Netherlands.

  • All-Army men win 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championship

    Sep 25, 2012

    A new pitcher and a rookie slugger helped the All-Army men end Air Force's mini-dynasty at the 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championships played Sept. 16-20, 2012, at the Cannoneer Complex on Fort Sill, Okla.

  • MP community remembers their fallen at Arlington

    Sep 25, 2012

    On the eve of the birth of the Military Police Corps 70 years ago, the Army's provost marshal opened a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to remember the 20 MPs who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan this year.

  • Running to remember: 2,500 Fort Lee community leaders honor fallen

    Sep 24, 2012

    Vivienne Wicks has never met 1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones, but she knows much about him.

  • Protection from biological agents is Army scientist's mission

    Sep 24, 2012

    Biological agents remain a persistent threat to America and its Soldiers. U.S. Army scientists are researching new technologies to counter bioweapons in order to keep the nation safe.

  • Working dog reunites with handler during bedside hospital visit

    Sep 24, 2012

    JaJo the military working dog was reunited with his handler during a bedside hospital visit in Germany after they were both injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

  • Old Guard Soldiers stand together against suicide

    Sep 24, 2012

    Spc. Andre Whyne, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), credits his battle buddies and his unit for saving his life.

  • Company commander saves career, marriage by asking for help

    Sep 21, 2012

    Former Fresno Recruiting Company Commander Capt. Jeff T. Jones was drinking to suppress issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of being overloaded, and of not being competent.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at Fort Bliss

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Space Shuttle Endeavour, the fifth and final space-worthy NASA shuttle to be built, stopped to refuel at the Departure/Arrival Airfield Control Group at Biggs Army Airfield, Texas, Sept. 20, 2012.

  • JPAC strives to bring home POW/MIA

    Sep 21, 2012

    Somewhere deep underwater and on the battlefields of World War II are more than 73,000 Americans missing in action. Thousands more are unaccounted for in Korea, the jungles of Vietnam, and other conflicts.

  • West Point Parachute Team trains with 82nd Airborne paratroopers

    Sep 20, 2012

    The West Point Parachute Team practiced Sept. 14, 2012, with noncommissioned officers from the 82nd Airborne All-American Freefall Team, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., in preparation for pre-game festivities at the home opener for Army Football.

  • American fashion trends set by Natick?

    Sep 20, 2012

    When it comes to fashion, America looks to, well, the Natick Soldier Systems Center, as it turns out.

  • Music Fest, Slam Fest events bring tunes, tap-outs to Camp Zama

    Sep 19, 2012

    While an outdoor crowd at Yano Field at Camp Zama, Japan, cheered the raw sounds of a blues-rock band Sept. 16, 2012, spectators in a gymnasium directly behind them watched wrestlers execute brutal body slams and piledrivers.

  • Army Reserve troops salute visiting shuttle

    Sep 19, 2012

    Army Reserve personnel were among thousands on hand at Houston, Sept. 19, 2012, to salute the final voyage of a retired spacecraft.

  • 10th CAB aviators receive awards for valor

    Sep 17, 2012

    Ten 10th Combat Aviation Brigade aviators received medals for valor, for their actions in Afghanistan, during a ceremony, Sept. 7, 2012, at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Army Field Band welcomes students back to school with instrument demonstrations

    Sep 17, 2012

    Soldiers from The United States Army Field Band provided instrumental demonstrations for students in 25 schools throughout Maryland, Aug. 29 through Sept. 13, 2012.

  • Active Army's only petroleum and water group brings end to storied past

    Sep 17, 2012

    For those who've lived and worked at Fort Lee,Va., over the past decade or so, the images were commonplace and unmistakable.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders discuss vision for STEM education outreach

    Sep 17, 2012

    Because of Aberdeen Proving Ground's new role as the Army's hub for science and technology, officials say the installation has the opportunity to become a national leader in science, technology, engineering and math education outreach.

  • Schofield's WTB beats Marine WWB in inaugural water polo tournament

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion sponsored a joint service adaptive water polo tournament, Sept. 7, 2012, at Richardson Pool, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Japan's Ten-Miler team primed to win

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Soldiers who will represent U.S. Army Japan in the Army Ten-Miler race have all the dedication, morale and physical and mental preparation necessary to stand atop the winner's podium this year, the team's coach said.

  • Army exchange program enhances engineer's career

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program selects top-performing, mid-career level engineers and scientists from across the Army for assignment to an allied military establishment. Assignments complement a participant's background and offer tangible benefits to both the Army and the overseas host.

  • West Point Branch Week offers education, mentorship for cadets

    Sep 13, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy's Department of Military Instruction hosted its first Branch Week, Sept. 10-15, 2012, bringing in several hundred tons of military equipment, vehicles and weapons for the academy's spin on a college career fair.

  • Military couple avert Soldier's suicide attempt

    Sep 13, 2012

    One evening in late July, military police called Sgt. 1st Class Danny Licciardi saying that a Soldier whom he knew needed help.

  • Stryker Soldier awarded Bronze Star for valor

    Sep 13, 2012

    Sgt. Stephen Stoops, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, July 23, 2012, for his selfless actions on a small base in southern Afghanistan which saved the lives of two Soldiers in January 2012.

  • Muslim medic spends her career mending fellow Soldiers, preconceptions

    Sep 13, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Muna Nur leaves a lasting impression on those who meet her. Born in Somalia, her feisty attitude is a testament to her six-year military career that includes two tough deployments to Iraq and a third, current one to Afghanistan, where she is the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Troop Medical Clinic, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Muleskinner.

  • Wounded warrior presents former president with Infantry Silver Dollar

    Sep 13, 2012

    An injured officer who battled to stay on active duty presented the U.S. Mint's commemorative Infantry coin to former President Bush following his speech at a leadership forum in Columbus, Ga.

  • 'Black Knight' captain helps Vietnam widow claim missing award

    Sep 12, 2012

    For 44 years, Shelby Harding has held onto a case with her late-husband's Army and foreign medals, but not all the spaces are filed. There a blank space where a missing award should be.

  • 101st Airborne Division receives first female chaplain in combat arms unit

    Sep 10, 2012

    Capt. Delana I. Small, chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and a native of Springfield, Miss., arrived June 28, 2012, and was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division's first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

  • 'Capital Guardians' respond to needs of nation

    Sep 10, 2012

    On Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the western side of the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m., killing 184 people and eventually causing a partial collapse of the building. Mere minutes after the impact, the National Guard mobilized.

  • 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.


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