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  • Volunteers clean up Arlington National Cemetery

    Jan 29, 2013

    An estimated 3,000 volunteers showed up to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2013, to help clean up holiday wreaths which adorned gravesites for the past six weeks.

  • Garrison makes sponsorship a priority to help Soldiers transition

    Jan 29, 2013

    Spc. Ezonica Castellano's transition to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, went as smoothly as possible, largely because her sponsor was proactive and eager to help.

  • Soldiers compete in bobsled world championships

    Jan 29, 2013

    Former Army bobsledder and reigning Olympic four-man world champion driver Steven Holcomb teamed with Steve Langton in the USA-1 sled to finish fourth in the two-man races Jan. 26 and 27 at the 2013 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in Moritz, Switzerland.

  • Medal of Honor recipient honored, joins others from storied 101st Airborne Division

    Jan 29, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division's latest Medal of Honor recipient was honored during an emotional ceremony, Jan. 25, 2013, at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Female paratroopers talk about DOD policy change

    Jan 29, 2013

    Female Soldiers with the Alaska-based 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th infantry Division, back from a combat tour in Afghanistan, discussed the upcoming expansion of combat roles for women.

  • Veterans get a taste of new rations technology

    Jan 28, 2013

    Veterans from the small town of Hopkinton, Mass., recently got a taste of new military rations technology at their monthly veterans breakfast, courtesy of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Combat Feeding Directorate.

  • Latino Inaugural Gala honors Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2013

    A number of Soldiers shared the Kennedy Center stage last week with stars like Eva Longoria, George Lopez and Antonio Banderas.

  • The real fun starts before the Pro Bowl

    Jan 28, 2013

    Sounds, shouts and songs filled the air at Aloha Stadium, as servicemembers from all branches joined the local community in welcoming the National Football League's best players for the 2013 Pro Bowl.

  • Reserve Soldiers march in inaugural parade, cherish memorable experience

    Jan 25, 2013

    When Staff Sgt. Wilnessial Kingdom executed an eyes left and saw the president of the United States during the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 80th Training Command's executive administrative assistant said instantly her eyes filled with tears.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers participate in Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics

    Jan 24, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment (Warrior Transition Unit), at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently participated in the third round of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinic held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army hospital unveils Wi-Fi for patients, families

    Jan 23, 2013

    Patients and their families will soon be able to text, email or just browse the Internet from their commercial, personally-owned wireless devices at San Antonio Military Medical Center, thanks to a new guest wireless pilot program set to launch in late January.

  • Army Band bugler selected to model for Arlington National Cemetery statue

    Jan 23, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Jesse Tubb's roles are numerous at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. He's a Soldier. He's a member of The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own."

  • 3 local Soldiers save another Soldier's life

    Jan 23, 2013

    Three local Soldiers, two from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and one from the 172nd Infantry Brigade, looked to their Army training, bravery and gumption to save a man's life after a train ran over him at the Hauptbahnhof in Nurember, Germany, Dec. 22, 2013.

  • A journey in time: Soldier finds German grandfather's grave in Italy

    Jan 23, 2013

    On a serene Sicilian hillside, an American Soldier recently placed a small flower bouquet beside the name of a fallen German soldier.

  • Home for wounded vet breaks ground

    Jan 23, 2013

    Soldiers, veterans and members of the Columbus-area community came together Jan. 21, 2013, to honor wounded veteran Sgt. 1st Class Michael Schlitz during a groundbreaking ceremony for his new home in Fortson, Ga.

  • Soldiers, former NFL players discuss life after violence

    Jan 22, 2013

    Former professional football players met "real warriors," Jan. 12, 2013, and discovered they had a lot in common.

  • Old Guard Caisson platoon horses earn retirement

    Jan 22, 2013

    After years of service to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Caisson horses earn their retirement through an adoption program ran by the Caisson platoon.

  • Concert for military kids kicks off inaugural weekend

    Jan 22, 2013

    Thousands of kids from around the country took in the musical performances of Usher, Katy Perry and Mindless Behavior as guests of Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, Ph.D., in advance of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • Deployed Soldiers receive community donation

    Jan 22, 2013

    Soldiers from the 92nd Military Police Company currently deployed to Afghanistan will soon receive care packages courtesy of the employees at the video store in the Rheinlander Community Club in Baumholder, Germany.

  • Fort Huachuca represents Army in 12K Cross Country Championships

    Jan 22, 2013

    Capt. Ken Foster, Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, was selected to participate in the 2013 Cross Country Championships in St. Louis, Feb. 2, 2013.

  • Soldier relives traumatic experience, implores others to seek help

    Jan 22, 2013

    "I was driving my Ford station wagon across the Woodrow Wilson and was suddenly back in Da Nang."

  • Natick tube foods keep U-2 pilots flying high

    Jan 18, 2013

    Tube foods, produced only by the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, keep Air Force U-2 reconnaissance pilots and NASA ER-2 pilots nourished during their long flights.

  • Cadet skates into history as first female to join inline hockey at West Point

    Jan 17, 2013

    As she took to the ice in the opening minutes of West Point Inline Hockey Club's recent win against the Merchant Marine Academy, Class of 2014 Cadet Jenna Vercollone became the first female to represent the U.S. Military Academy in any capacity in the sport of hockey.

  • WWII Soldier, character actor Charles Durning to be interred at Arlington

    Jan 17, 2013

    Triple Purple Heart holder, Silver Star recipient and award-winning character actor Charles Durning, who died at 89 on Christmas eve of natural causes, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Feb. 21, 2013.

  • Soldier posthumously awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    Jan 17, 2013

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Forces Command, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to the widow of Staff Sgt. Eric B. Shaw, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during a somber ceremony, Jan. 16, 2013, at Liberty Chapel at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers find home, happiness in Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2013

    Forward Operating Base Mescal has no Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility. It has no Post Exchange, no laundry drop off and no post office. Soldiers stationed here receive mail about once a month and the chow hall offers two choices at every meal: Take it or leave it.

  • Soldier finds strength through loved aunt's memory

    Jan 16, 2013

    Singer, former pageant queen, veteran. While this doesn't seem like the most congruent resume, for one Soldier it defines exactly who she is.

  • A behind the scenes look at AFN Bavaria

    Jan 16, 2013

    Soldiers at AFN Bavaria explain the ins and outs and ups and downs of working in radio and television.

  • Turning trash into treasure is pleasure for latest Net Zero Hero

    Jan 16, 2013

    What happens when a savvy crafter sees a beautiful item she doesn't want to live without? She runs with the idea, of course, and in the process earns herself the title of Fort Polk Net Zero Hero.

  • Months-long wait ends for wounded warrior reunited with comrades

    Jan 16, 2013

    On June 12, 2012, while conducting a dismounted patrol in Maiwand, Afghanistan, an improvised explosive device detonated near the men of 1st Platoon, Company B, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Following the explosion, Spc. Chris Anderson's life would forever be changed.

  • Boy Scouts visit Soldiers in Kuwait

    Jan 15, 2013

    Boy Scouts of Troop 965 in Kuwait received a unique opportunity to visit Camp Arifjan, Jan. 12, 2013, and explore mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles with Soldiers of the 47th Transportation Company, deployed from Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • A dog's life: Mine dogs train to save lives

    Jan 15, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Allen, a mine-detection dog, searches a muddy gravel road with his nose low to the ground.

  • More vets for pets, working dogs

    Jan 14, 2013

    The expansion of the Veterinary Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will shorten the wait lists to treat military pets and working dogs.

  • Roger Clemens congratulates redeployed Soldiers from 451st Civil Affairs Battalion

    Jan 14, 2013

    Former Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens recognized and payed respect to redeployed Army Reserve Soldiers

  • Army Marksmanship Unit expands to include Wounded Warriors

    Jan 10, 2013

    The Army recently announced the expansion of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to include 24 Wounded Warriors as members of its new Paralympic and Instructor sections.

  • West Point enters 2013 RecycleMania tourney

    Jan 10, 2013

    For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Military Academy has joined the RecycleMania tournament and is ready to out-recycle more than 600 other colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada.

  • South Korean mayor recognizes U.S. Army NCO

    Jan 9, 2013

    The mayor of a South Korean island recognized a U.S. Army staff sergeant for helping to keep the trails of a landmark mountain open for hikers.

  • Teller lone military brat in All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2013

    Retired Army Reserve Maj. Rick Teller got choked up while talking about his son, Wyatt, the lone military brat among 90 players in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Calif. instructor named Soldier Hero

    Jan 8, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Felipe Cruz was chosen to mentor athletes competing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, held Jan. 5, 2013, in San Antonio.

  • Seattle Seahawks salute military

    Jan 8, 2013

    More than 5,200 miles separate "Camp Carroll" at 12 Seahawks Way in Renton, Wash., the home of Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks, from Camp Carroll, in the Republic of Korea, the home of 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment.

  • ROTC's top Cadet talks leadership at All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Cadet Patrick Lupfer of Northeastern University used an exercise to teach students about the Army Values, during All-American Bowl week activities in San Antonio.

  • 3 Cadets become Army's newest second lieutenants at All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Two Cadets from San Antonio schools and one from Michigan took the oath of office in a pre-game ceremony before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, on the Alamodome field before thousands of football fans.

  • Long Knife Soldier in Afghanistan watches birth via Skype

    Jan 7, 2013

    Spc. Christopher Chavez, a 20-year-old intelligence analyst with the 1st Cavalry Division, witnessed the birth of his first child via Skype, from Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan.

  • Top Reserve recruiter embraces every challenge

    Jan 6, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Mariela Richardson never meant to be the top Army Reserve recruiter, she just did what she was told. Her first sergeant instructed her to prepare to appear before a quarterly board. That eventually led to her appearance before a battalion, brigade and finally a command board.

  • Fear not option in Alamodome rappel

    Jan 4, 2013

    The Alamodome is not for the faint of heart, at least when rappelling from the ceiling to the artificial turf, 180 feet below.

  • Army All-American athletes inspire children's hospital patients

    Jan 3, 2013

    U.S. Army All-American Bowl players visited with young patients at Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, during All-American Bowl week.

  • Soldiers mentor All-American players, band members during bowl week

    Jan 3, 2013

    Corpus Christi recruiters Staff Sgt. David Camarillo and Staff Sgt. Charles Hoskins were selected to participate as Soldier Hero mentors to two of the 90 All-American Bowl football players this week.

  • Couple takes journey through life side-by-side

    Jan 2, 2013

    Once David and Lizeth Wakasa exchanged their vows they would set into motion an inseparable journey that would lead them to Afghanistan and eventually the Pentagon.

  • Band veterans playing new role at All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2013

    A half-dozen senior ROTC Cadets who are former All-American Bowl marching band members are in San Antonio this week helping ensure another standout performance.

  • Cadet kicker eyes shot at NFL

    Jan 2, 2013

    Rockne Belmonte, a Cadet with Northern Michigan University, is preparing for a shot a playing professional football. A kicker, he holds the record for Northern Michigan's longest field goal at 58 yards.

  • Deployed couple relies on battlefield travel, luck to see each other

    Jan 1, 2013

    On Dec. 26, 2012, Spc. Brendon Brown stepped off his Stryker Combat Vehicle at Combat Outpost Talukan, Afghanistan, looking for a familiar face.

  • 'The Admiral' oversees Army All-American Bowl West team practice

    Jan 1, 2013

    NBA All-Star Hall of Fame player David "The Admiral" Robinson stopped by to watch U.S. Army All-American players practice in San Antonio.

  • USACE Galveston District park ranger earns National Water Safety Congress award

    Dec 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Kristine Brown, a natural resources specialist and park ranger, earned the 2013 National Water Safety Congress Award of Merit for her outstanding contributions to water safety during 2012.

  • Retired NCO brings ice hockey to military kids

    Dec 28, 2012

    Shane Hudella, a retired Minnesota Army National Guard first sergeant and Operation Desert Storm veteran, runs the charitable foundation "Defending the Blue Line," which introduces the sport of ice hockey to the children of military members.

  • Father, son spend time together on Christmas Day in Afghanistan

    Dec 28, 2012

    First Sgt. Stephen Givens and his son Pfc. Zachary Givens spent time together on Christmas Day in Afghanistan. Both father and son are currently deployed with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy members visit Poland, deliver gifts

    Dec 28, 2012

    The two newly inducted Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members, who are assigned to Bavaria Medical Department Activity, traveled to Lwowek Slaski, Poland, to deliver presents to orphans.

  • 'Rakkasan' chaplains bring Christmas hope in Afghanistan

    Dec 28, 2012

    This year the chaplains of 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sought to bring the Christmas spirit to the Soldiers of Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

  • A Sentinel family legacy

    Dec 28, 2012

    Pfc. Jacob Davenport, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), set out to become a Tomb Sentinel in the hopes of following the legacy of his great-uncle.

  • Italian volunteers find U.S. Army DUKW 67 years later

    Dec 26, 2012

    During World War II, days before German forces in Italy surrendered, conflict was still strong in the northern area of Italy at Lago di Garda. During the last week of April 1945, three DUKWs, the U.S. Army's six-wheel amphibious truck, were lost and Col. William Darby, first commander of the U.S. Army Rangers and later 10th Mountain Division assistant division command, was killed by enemy artillery.

  • Fly fishing, tying helps wounded warriors heal, reflect

    Dec 26, 2012

    Through learning the art and craft of fly tying and fishing, Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are able to find peace and Healing Waters in the eye of rehabilitation's storm.

  • Christmas Eve road march honors troops

    Dec 25, 2012

    Nearly 1,000 New York Army National Guard Soldiers, family members, friends and members of the Glens Falls, N.Y., community turned out Christmas Eve for the 9th annual road march to support the troops.

  • Deployment doesn't slow former National Guard marathon champ

    Dec 23, 2012

    A year-long deployment in Afghanistan hasn't slowed former National Guard Bureau marathon champion Capt. Varinka Barbini Ensminger at all. In fact, the 32-year old from the Kentucky Army Guard is living life at a faster tempo than ever.

  • Fort Hood Soldier named new 'Ultimate Fighter'

    Dec 21, 2012

    The season 16 finale of "The Ultimate Fighter," Dec. 15, 2012, featured a Canadian squaring off against a U.S. Army Soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Reserve Soldiers help terminally ill boy live military dream

    Dec 21, 2012

    The dream of serving in the military for 10-year-old cancer patient Khalil Quarles came true Dec. 19, 2012, with his honorary enlistment in Baltimore.

  • Soldier receives USO's Military Leadership Award

    Dec 20, 2012

    NEW YORK CITY -- A Fort Drum Soldier currently assigned to 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Unit, received the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award at the 51st Annual USO Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner held Thursday at a hotel in New York City's Times Square.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers give boost to 7-year-old boy battling cancer

    Dec 20, 2012

    On Tuesday, senior leaders, from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division (LI), and state Sen. Patty Ritchie visited the home of Julian Ross, an Oswego County second-grader, who has been battling cancer for more than a year.

  • Aviation museum displays Christopher Kringle's flight jacket

    Dec 20, 2012

    Officials at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum have set up a display showing the original flight jacket of Warrant Officer Christopher Kringle, at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Community honors veterans with wreath ceremony

    Dec 20, 2012

    For the second year in a row, the Fort McClellan Cemetery Wreaths Committee memorialized the veterans interred at McClellan, Ala., with a holiday wreath ceremony, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • Santa visits wounded warriors, staff members at hospital in Afghanistan

    Dec 19, 2012

    Santa came to town and brought joy with him as he gave Christmas stockings to staff members and patients at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airield, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2012.

  • Army NCO of Year champions higher education

    Dec 18, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna, the U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2012, attributes higher education to his success within the Army.

  • Angel Tree Project helps military families

    Dec 18, 2012

    Customers walking into the post exchange in Vicenza, Italy, might notice a Christmas tree with pieces of paper attached. It's time again for the annual Angel Tree project.

  • Spouse Sponsorship program helps newcomers

    Dec 18, 2012

    Sandy Timbrook was one of the first participants in the Army Community Service Spouse Sponsorship program to receive a newcomer to help, and she eagerly awaited her arrival.

  • Specialist wins 2012 Operation Rising Star

    Dec 18, 2012

    Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Constance Mack, representing the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., won the 2012 Operation Rising Star military singing contest at Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • Soldiers helping former Soldiers in the spirit of the season

    Dec 18, 2012

    In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., assisted veterans at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Wash., with selecting, wrapping and shipping presents to loved ones this week.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for valor in Afghanistan as Marine

    Dec 18, 2012

    It's not every day a National Guard sergeant receives a Silver Star for actions performed as a Marine. But that's exactly what happened in Pittsburgh, Dec. 10, 2012.

  • Paratroopers air drop toys for children during holiday jump

    Dec 17, 2012

    More than 130 paratroopers, comprised of Soldiers, Airmen and partner nation jumpers, air dropped toys and performed an airborne jump during the Fourth-Annual Operation Toy Drop at the Alzey Drop Zone, Germany, Dec. 13, 2012.

  • Project USO Elf provides gifts for Christmas

    Dec 17, 2012

    For nearly four hours Dec. 13, 2012, gifts for more than 550 children of area military families were wrapped in a back room of McGill Training Center and sent home ready for the holidays, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Americans honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 16, 2012

    An estimated 27,000 people converged on Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 15, 2012, to lay some 110,000 wreaths on gravesites of veterans and their spouses, according to cemetery officials.

  • 4 films premiere at Tripler Army Medical Center, promote resiliency

    Dec 14, 2012

    To help promote resiliency among staff members, the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Care Provider Support Program will premiere "Dogs are Healers," at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Dec. 20, 2012.

  • You may not know him, but you've probably heard him

    Dec 13, 2012

    After 50 years on the air, American Forces Network icon Gary Bautell, is just getting started.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier receives Bronze Star for valor

    Dec 13, 2012

    A Fort Jackson Soldier was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor last week for his courage and efforts to save the lives of his fellow Soldiers in 2010.

  • Stress in Soldiers may be more than just holiday blues

    Dec 13, 2012

    Everyone, including Soldiers and their families, experience stress once in a while. But too much could lead to a variety of problems including post-traumatic stress disorder and even suicide.

  • Young cancer survivor, amputee joins World Class Athlete Program ranks for day

    Dec 13, 2012

    Before Monday morning's roll call, Soldiers with the World Class Athlete Program fell into formation. Among them, propped up on crutches and dressed in his own Army Combat Uniform, stood 10-year-old Benjamin Smith.

  • Medal of Honor recipient signs memoir

    Dec 13, 2012

    With no entourage and no fanfare, the first living service member to receive the Medal of Honor since Vietnam, Salvatore A. Giunta, began his Dec. 6, 2012, book-signing session at the Post Exchange at Fort Carson, Colo., by quietly introducing himself to those near the front of the line of more than 100 people.

  • 99-year-old World War II veteran, retiree recalls Pearl Harbor, war years

    Dec 11, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- To help put this year's Pearl Harbor Day remembrance into perspective, one of Watervliet Arsenal's oldest living retirees this week recalled life at the Arsenal during the early days of World War II.

  • Pentagram staff produces Pearl Harbor-themed Arlington National Cemetery walking tour

    Dec 11, 2012

    Each individual grave inside the walls of Arlington National Cemetery has its own history, and in late November, some of the Pentagram newspaper staff initiated an effort to remember the American servicemen who were killed in action at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

  • Guard wounded warrior, Afghanistan veteran advocates suicide prevention

    Dec 11, 2012

    Twin brothers Earl and Joseph Granville were brothers by blood as well as brothers in arms. They were bunkmates in basic training and deployed twice together overseas. But everything changed after retired Army Staff Sgt. Earl Granville's third deployment with the Pennsylvania National Guard.

  • The next surge in Afghanistan - holiday mail

    Dec 10, 2012

    The troop surge in Afghanistan officially ended in September, but Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are preparing for another surge that will arrive in country over the next three weeks: holiday mail.

  • West Point marathoners run night and day--and night again, to deliver Army-Navy Game ball

    Dec 8, 2012

    Twenty-four hours after accepting the Army-Navy Game ball during the spirit rally at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Military Academy's Marathon team ended its long-distance relay run as they entered Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

  • Sharing cultures: Native American speaker shares positive message of self-worth

    Nov 26, 2012

    Students and administrators got in on the action at the Native American Heritage Month observance at the Wiesbaden Middle School, in Germany, Nov. 13, 2012.

  • Soldiers bring warmth to local community

    Nov 21, 2012

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, along with Seoul American Middle School students and the Korean Foreigners Friendship Cultural Society, delivered coal briquettes to the households of elderly and low income families living in Ahyeon-dong, South Korea, Nov. 19, 2012, so they could stay warm over the winter.

  • Army wins Warrior Care Month sitting volleyball tournament

    Nov 21, 2012

    The Army team took the top slot, beating out the Veterans Affairs team in the final round of the Department of Defense Warrior Care Month sitting volleyball competition, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Pentagon Athletic Center.

  • Natick Soldiers, employees help soup kitchen

    Nov 20, 2012

    A Soldier's boots tend to get a bit more wear than those of the average person. This is especially true for Spc. Rebecca Fant of Natick Soldier Systems Center, who gave up an extra pair of her boots to a woman without shoes during a weekly trip to a local soup kitchen.

  • 2 West Point cadets named Rhodes scholars

    Nov 20, 2012

    Two U.S. Military Academy seniors were named Rhodes scholars and will join 30 other American representatives at the University of Oxford in 2013 to pursue a master's degree in their chosen field of study.

  • Operation Solemn Promise: Soldiers, civilians asked to recommit themselves to Army Values

    Nov 20, 2012

    A year after asking Soldiers and civilians to take a hard look at whether or not they truly embody the Army's Values in their daily lives during the launching of Operation Solemn Promise, 5th Signal Command's Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford was joined by Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald L. Tyce with a reinforcing message, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • Code Talkers -- heroes of both World Wars

    Nov 20, 2012

    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence History Office hosted a presentation on the Native American Code Talkers of World Wars I and II, Nov. 14, in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall, at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Thanksgiving prep underway from Kandahar to Korea

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers at remote outposts in Afghanistan, and those around the globe from Korea to Germany to installations across the United States are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving in traditional ways.

  • Europe Regional Medical Command officer named Army Social Worker of Year

    Nov 19, 2012

    She helped first responders overcome the trauma of the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, provided mental health treatment for Iraqi detainees, and helped Croatia improve their treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, all with just over five years in the Army.

  • Army band is Budokan bound

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Pacific Band traveled to a Japan Ground Self Defense Force camp to rehearse with Self Defense Force members for the upcoming marching band festival in Tokyo.

  • Home at last: A Soldier's remains return to American soil

    Nov 16, 2012

    In the late morning of Nov. 6, 2012, a commercial jet touched down at Syracuse International Airport, marking the ending of one Korean War Soldier's saga that began with his enlistment into the Army in 1948, and ended with closure for his family.