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  • Soldier's Amish upbringing comes full circle

    Nov 23, 2011

    Sgt. Ruben Troyer, senior horse trainer, Caisson platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), uses his Amish upbringing to help train horses in the Caisson platoon.

  • To the rescue: Blue Star Mothers help others in need

    Nov 23, 2011

    When deployed service members or families back home face tragedy the Blue Star Mothers support them during the tough times.

  • Space researchers test equipment at Fort Irwin

    Nov 23, 2011

    Fort Irwin Soldiers got a chance to help test equipment last week that they may never have imagined they'd see when they joined the Army.

  • Army safety video wins international award

    Nov 21, 2011

    The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Nov 21, 2011

    Building Homes for Heroes welcomed Sgt. Joel Tavera home to his newly built house in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011.

  • Military mom cares for triple amputee son

    Nov 18, 2011

    Pfc. Kevin Trimble was just four months into his deployment when a fellow Soldier standing three feet away stepped on a homemade bomb. The Soldier was killed and Trimble lost both of his legs above the knee and his left arm above the elbow.

  • Wreath-laying ceremony recognizes POWs

    Nov 18, 2011

    For the first time, the installation held a joint wreath-laying ceremony Sunday to remember the World War II German and Italian prisoners buried at the post cemetery.

  • Wreaths Across America needs volunteers

    Nov 18, 2011

    Wreaths Across America is seeking volunteers to help lay wreaths on the graves of service members at military cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Soldier, amputee wins silver at Parapan American Games in Mexico

    Nov 18, 2011

    Sgt. Michael Lukow won the silver medal in the archery competition Nov. 17, 2011, at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Korean War veterans get overdue welcome home

    Nov 16, 2011

    Sixty years after their country forgot them, the Tennessee Valley's Korean War veterans finally received the fanfare and recognition they deserve.

  • 'Spirit of Hope' recipient volunteers in memory of son

    Nov 16, 2011

    Giving of her talents and spirit defines the life and essence of this year's Army recipient of the Spirit of Hope award, Janice Bridges.

  • Adaptive sports training aims to impact wounded warriors, community members

    Nov 15, 2011

    Instructors from the United States Olympic Committee's Paralympic Military Program led an adaptive sports clinic at the Kleber Gym and Fitness Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nov. 7-10, 2011, for Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers, cadre, and Army Morale Welfare and Recreation staff.

  • Wounded warrior heals with internship

    Nov 14, 2011

    Caring for wounded warriors in all aspects is a job that the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade takes seriously throughout the year, but special attention is drawn to November, which is recognized as Warrior Care Month.

  • Rangers remember fallen brothers

    Nov 14, 2011

    Just weeks after returning from their fifteenth combat rotation in the current conflicts, the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger regiment honored two of their fallen brothers in a ceremony at the 1/75 Ranger Memorial, Nov. 4, 2011.

  • Wounded Warrior makes most of setback by relying on resiliency

    Nov 14, 2011

    Col. Gregory D. Gadson made the story of his personal obstacles into a steppingstone as he took the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's senior leadership through a discussion of resiliency Oct. 31, 2011.

  • Man's best friend finds new mission

    Nov 14, 2011

    About 90 "Strike" Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were the Army's first Soldiers to participate in the Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs program.

  • Wounded warrior inspires fellow veterans

    Nov 11, 2011

    Wounded veterans who come to the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center for their prosthetic care find the clinic there offers more than top-notch medicine. They also find a compassionate caseworker in Tristan Wyatt, himself a wounded veteran who's lived the to-hell-and-back journey that proves there is life after losing a limb.

  • Commentary: Re-naming of Bethesda hospital conjures memories

    Nov 10, 2011

    Nearly 71 years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone on the tower in Bethesda, the ribbon-cutting on the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center brought back memories.

  • Soldier's sacrifice leads chaplain back to Army service

    Nov 9, 2011

    After a break in service following eight years as a Reserve medic, the death of a Soldier inspired Todd Cheney to rejoin the Army as a chaplain in 2006. Today, Cheney is a captain in the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, ministering to Soldiers at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

  • Veterans inspire longest-serving recruiter

    Nov 9, 2011

    As he celebrates his 82nd birthday this week, retired Sgt. Maj. Ray Moran continues to recruit young Soldiers while enjoying his job as the military's longest-serving recruiter.

  • World War II vet still serving

    Nov 9, 2011

    A World War II veteran's memories may help the U.S. Army save millions of dollars while protecting people and the environment.

  • Soldier escorts World War II Navy veteran on Honor Flight

    Nov 8, 2011

    Master Sgt. Tony Gifford volunteered to escort a World War II Navy veteran to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. through the Honor Flight program.

  • Captain America, Reserve Soldiers share big screen

    Nov 7, 2011

    Twenty-five Soldiers assigned to the Columbus, Ohio-based 391st Military Police Battalion were battling bad guys with Captain America and his Avengers superheroes during an intensive battle scene that will soon play out in movie theaters worldwide in 2012.

  • Families reunite as XVIII Airborne Corps redeploys from Iraq

    Nov 4, 2011

    Soldiers from XVIII Airborne Corps are reunited with friends and family after completing a yearlong deployment to Iraq, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 4, 2011.

  • Fort Carson dog park named for fallen Soldier, K-9

    Nov 4, 2011

    The dog park at Fort Carson, Colo., was named after dog handler Cpl. Kory Wiens and his canine partner Sgt. Cooper, the first K-9 team killed in action since Vietnam.

  • Fort Campbell Special Ops Soldiers test skills in web competition

    Nov 4, 2011

    Special Operations Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., are competing against each other for bragging rights, and a new Jeep, while the world watches competition online.

  • President designates Fort Monroe as national monument

    Nov 4, 2011

    President Obama signed a proclamation designating historic Fort Monroe, Va., as a national monument under the National Park Service, Nov. 1, 2011.

  • Team Long Gray Line goes the distance to support TAPS

    Nov 3, 2011

    In his second year as Team Long Gray Line coordinator, Class of 2012 Cadet Taylor Mosera ran just under a three-hour, 30-minute finish at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 30, 2011. But time had little to do with the race for this team of cadets and officers. They were running to remember.

  • WCAP Soldiers take medals at Pan American Games

    Nov 2, 2011

    Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program represented the Army and nation well at the XVI Pan American Games Oct. 14-30, 2011, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Guard family proves closest connection when Guardsman needs kidney

    Nov 1, 2011

    When North Dakota Guardsman Spc. John Chase needed a kidney his brother in arms Sgt. Francisco "Cisco" Raatz knew immediately he would help his battle buddy, if he could.

  • West Point Band, Glee Club serenade Lady Liberty

    Oct 31, 2011

    Lady Liberty came to America 125 years ago and the West Point Band with Cadet Glee Club helped celebrate the anniversary of the statue's dedication Oct. 28, 2011, joining hundreds of invited guests in the festivities.

  • Apple Pie Brigade welcomes redeployed Soldiers

    Oct 31, 2011

    The Apple Pie Brigade helps bring smiles to Soldiers headed home from deployments by greeting them at the Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana.

  • Odierno, son receive Italian foundation award

    Oct 28, 2011

    Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and his son, retired Army Capt. Anthony K. Odierno, received the Basilone Award from the National Italian American Foundation in a ceremony at the National Archives last night.

  • WWII Army aircrew laid to rest

    Oct 26, 2011

    The remains of 10 Army Air Force members, missing in action since World War II, were finally laid to rest today in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

  • Jewish Chaplains Memorial unveiled at Arlington

    Oct 25, 2011

    A sleek, granite memorial inscribed with the names of 14 Jewish Chaplains who died while in military service now stands beside memorials to their Roman Catholic and Protestant brethren on Chaplains Hill at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.

  • American service members go the distance with Iraqi Olympians

    Oct 23, 2011

    Members of the Iraqi men's mid-to-long distance Olympic running team met with United States Forces-Iraq service members for a running clinic and five kilometer run Oct. 23, 2011.

  • Volunteers cycle for wounded Soldiers, Marines

    Oct 21, 2011

    Nothing was going to keep 80-year-old Army veteran Frank "the Tank" Barella from cycling the 325 miles from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg, Md., during the Columbus Day weekend.

  • Brazilian-born Soldier meets visiting general

    Oct 21, 2011

    Brazilian Army Maj. Gen. Carlos Cesar Araujo Lima was greeted by a Brazilian-born "Screaming Eagle" Soldier when he visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 13, 2011.

  • New York battle buddies become brothers in arms

    Oct 20, 2011

    When Pvt. Jereld Vanhook, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, arrived in Basic Combat Training nine weeks ago, his "brother," Pfc. Omari Paul was by his side.

  • Visitors experience Frontier Army life at Fort Sill

    Oct 20, 2011

    The Fort Sill Museum hosted its annual Frontier Army Days depicting Army life on Oklahoma Territory in the 1860s.

  • Pictures worth a thousand words

    Oct 19, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Digital Photography Contest winners were announced during an awards ceremony held Oct. 12, 2011, in the Patch Library. This year, 49 photographers entered 390 photographs in the annual contest sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Patch Arts and Crafts Center.

  • Army chefs learn from Culinary Institute of America

    Oct 19, 2011

    Army chefs from around the world are learning master-level secrets and techniques from instructors at the Culinary Institute of America.

  • Keeping pace with special needs children

    Oct 17, 2011

    The mother of an autistic child on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is working to create an education program for children like her son, who suffers from an autism spectrum disorder and doesn't benefit from mainstream classrooms.

  • Deaf employee doesn't let impairment push her out of picture

    Oct 14, 2011

    Canons blasted, the band played with gusto, and excited family members shouted with glee -- and she heard none of it. Catherine "Diane" Johnson, is deaf.

  • Army Field Band media producer scores Emmy

    Oct 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Jared Morgan, media producer for the U.S. Army Field Band, won an Emmy Award in May for his contributions as a highlight producer for the Major League Baseball Network in 2010.

  • Old Guard Soldiers blaze new trail

    Oct 12, 2011

    For the first time in the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment's (The Old Guard) more than two hundred year history, Staff Sgt. Christopher Rance and Cpl. Christopher Stevens will represent The Old Guard in a sniper/observer competition, Oct 14-16, 2011 in Elk Garden, W.Va.

  • 2-14 Infantry hosts combat spouse day

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons" hosted Combat Spouse Day on Sept. 23, 2011, to build camaraderie and esprit de corps among Soldiers and families.

  • Soldier strives to become pro bodybuilder

    Oct 5, 2011

    Capt. Flossie Jeffrey juggles the challenges of being an officer in the Army, a parent, a student, and a semi-professional bodybuilder.

  • Browne to wear bib No. 1 for one last hurrah in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 3, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program distance runner Maj. Dan Browne, a three-time winner and two-time record-holder of America's largest 10-mile road race, is one of eight WCAP runners who will attempt to keep the International Army Cup on American soil Oct. 9 at the Pentagon.

  • Belgians honor American WWII liberators

    Sep 29, 2011

    More than 300 Belgians adopted the graves of American war veterans, many of them V Corps Soldiers, buried at the two U.S. military cemeteries here in a ceremony held Sept. 22, 2011.

  • West Point Cadet spends weekends volunteering as EMT

    Sep 28, 2011

    As if West Point cadets don't have enough to do with academics, athletics and military training, Class of 2014 Cadet Kendrick Ladd volunteers on weekends with the Town of Highlands Ambulance Corps.

  • JMC couples deploy, bond over ammo

    Sep 27, 2011

    Two Joint Munitions Command couples deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Spouses earn wings during Aviation Spouse Day

    Sep 27, 2011

    Sixty Fort Rucker spouses flew, shot and swam their way through a day of hands-on exercises, hoping to better understand their Soldiers' experiences and even earn their own set of Aviator's wings Sept. 16, 2011.

  • 'Homes for Our Troops' founder receives humanitarian award

    Sep 27, 2011

    A former construction supervisor and home improvement contractor was recognized Monday at the Pentagon for giving it all up to help seriously-injured veterans.

  • WWII couple's service remembered

    Sep 27, 2011

    When World War II Army Sgt. George H. Geffken was laid to rest Sept. 22, 2011, receiving the flag was his wife of 67 years who had graced a WAC recruiting poster during the war.

  • Bringing them home

    Sep 26, 2011

    Soldiers of The Old Guard participate in dignified transfers, bringing home the remains of service members who die overseas in combat.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldier helps area vets through VA internship

    Sep 21, 2011

    Spc. Alfred Newman is one of the many Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from Fort Hood taking part in Operation Warfighter internships at Department of Defense organizations around the state.

  • Ride 2 Recovery cyclists trek route of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 21, 2011

    Ride 2 Recovery cyclists pedaled more than 500 miles during an eight-day trip from New York to the Pentagon commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  • WWII aviators recovered from New Guinea, laid to rest

    Sep 21, 2011

    The remains of nine Army airmen were interred Sept. 21, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery, more than 68 years after their flight over Papua New Guinea was shot down by the Japanese.

  • From hospital to Hollywood: a Soldier's story

    Sep 20, 2011

    In the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, appearance is almost everything and plastic surgery -- to achieve the perfect body, the perfect face, and perfect skin -- is commonplace if tabloids and TV shows can be believed.

  • Time machine: 2-39 vets visit contemporary counterparts

    Sep 15, 2011

    A group of veterans who fought in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment visited with cadre and Soldiers-in-training of the current 2-39th as part of their three-day reunion at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Wounded warrior continues to serve

    Sep 14, 2011

    Sgt. Aaron Manis, a human resources specialist with 101st Human Resources Company, calmly walks the halls of the division main building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, hoping to share his positive attitude with everyone he passes.

  • Pentagon survivors tell their stories

    Sep 14, 2011

    Only a few people can tell us what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks that day affected everyone in America, but only a relative few were actually at the sites when the attacks occurred.

  • Medal of Honor recipient offers leadership lessons to West Point cadets

    Sep 14, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry made his first visit to West Point on Sept. 9-10, 2011, speaking to the entire Class of 2012 at Robinson Auditorium after a small classroom discussion with a group of about 25 cadets.

  • Surgical Technician recognized for selfless service

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sgt. Milfred Williams of the 212th Combat Support Hospital's 160th Forward Surgical Team, has been named the 2011 USO Volunteer of the Year for his resolute dedication as a volunteer at the Kaiserslautern USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl, Germany.

  • Entomologist keeps DLA pest-free

    Sep 13, 2011

    As DLA's pest management consultant, Lt. Col. Van Sherwood works with the agency's primary-level field activities to control pests using methods that don't damage the environment or cause employee health problems.

  • Soldiers breathe spirit into history with high-tech performances

    Sep 11, 2011

    The Army's Spirit of America, staged at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9 and 10, will continue to astonish audiences Sept. 16 and 17 in North Charleston Coliseum, S.C., and Sept. 23 and 24 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida.

  • Wounded warrior blazes trail at Waco Exchange Distro Center

    Sep 9, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Shad Fowler enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday and planned to spend the next 20 years defending the nation. All seemed to be going to plan until 2004 when Fowler was on a dismounted patrol in Iraq and an improvised explosive device detonated near him.

  • Animal care specialists learn critical skills in support of Veterinary Services

    Sep 8, 2011

    veterinarians and animal care specialists provide veterinary care on Department of Defense installations worldwide and are the only military branch that supports the Veterinary Services mission.

  • Soldier saves friend from committing suicide

    Sep 7, 2011

    A concerned and perceptive Soldier credits suicide prevention training with helping her stop a fellow Soldier from killing himself.

  • Battle buddies for life

    Sep 6, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Richard Cooke Jr. is helping his partner Rocky transition from a nearly eight-year "active duty" career as a military working dog to becoming a family pet.

  • Nurse recalls 'something terrible' on 9/11

    Sep 6, 2011

    Former Pentagon nurse reflects on 10th anniversary of attack.

  • Big Red One Soldier recalls serving as New York firefighter on Sept. 11

    Sep 6, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Peter Rosie, an infantryman with the 1st Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 4th Cavalry, was a paramedic with the New York Fire Department Sept. 11, 2001, when the U.S. was attacked by terrorists.

  • One-time refugee finds home in U.S. Army

    Sep 1, 2011

    In 2007, a then 16-year-old Saw Blut was a refugee in Malaysia, having fled his home in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, a country in Southeast Asia.

  • Sky's the limit: Amputee earns title of 'Sergeant Airborne'

    Aug 31, 2011

    Like thousands before him, Sgt. Joel Dulashanti donned an Airborne instructor black hat for the first time Aug. 22, 2011, signifying his completion of a detailed certification process with 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

  • Muslim Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Aug 31, 2011

    Muslim Soldiers and civilians came together during early morning hours to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2011.

  • Soldiers' best friend reports for duty

    Aug 30, 2011

    Arnold, a 200-pound English Mastiff, has spent the past five years populating his resume with therapy hours and hospital visits. His resume now lists him as the newest member of Fort Drum's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • The foundation of his sacrifice

    Aug 26, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Special Troops Battalion, Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, and other service members remember the fallen by touching up the names painted on the Warrior Memorial Wall at Contingency Operating Site Warrior.

  • Artist honors Fort Campbell's 5th Special Forces Group with drawing

    Aug 26, 2011

    A graphics artist and retired Soldier designed a print to commemorate the 5th Special Forces Group's 50th anniversary.

  • Soldier wins 4th national crown in modern pentathlon

    Aug 24, 2011

    Spc. Dennis Bowsher won his fourth national title at the 2011 U.S. National Modern Pentathlon Championships on Aug. 14, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army engages young scientists in lab work

    Aug 23, 2011

    Summer interns at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are working alongside Army civilian scientists to find solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges.

  • Vietnam vet gets Bronze Star earned 40 years ago

    Aug 23, 2011

    1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star for valor in Vietnam. On his way home in 1971, Berkshire's duffel bag was stolen and he never saw his medal again.

  • Team studies brains of successful leaders

    Aug 19, 2011

    Researchers from Arizona State University want to know, quite literally, what moral and ethical development in the brain looks like.

  • Jeep rebuild unites Fort Campbell community to support fallen Soldier's family

    Aug 19, 2011

    Garrhett Adkins' father, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins, died in in Afghanistan April 16, 2011. Staff Sgt. Jason Axelson is now fixing up the jeep that Charles bought to turn the rusty reminder of what could have been into a celebration of Charles' life.

  • JSA Battalion honors fallen officers on 35th anniversary

    Aug 18, 2011

    The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea joined his most forward deployed battalion Aug. 18, 2011, at a ceremony to honor two fallen U.S. Army officers.

  • Stars guide marine operations students at Army's transportation school

    Aug 16, 2011

    Army mariners who sail the waterways of the world learn navigation skills, but with no terrain features to guide them, they look to the stars.

  • Vet unit partners with field support brigade to keep IED detection dogs in fight

    Aug 15, 2011

    The 358th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, is a Reserve unit from Alabama whose mission includes keeping improvised explosive device detection dogs healthy and in the fight.

  • Not just for Soldiers: How civilian lives Warrior Ethos

    Aug 12, 2011

    If she were in the military, Michelle Klapper would have, by now, probably earned her Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and a host of other military awards for her contributions to Global War on Terrorism.

  • Loss in space

    Aug 12, 2011

    On Atlantis' final mission in July, the Space Tissue Loss program, a partnership between NASA and the Department of Defense, sent up an experiment developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to study human cellular response to bacteria in microgravity.

  • JBLM takes active role in keeping base safe from bears

    Aug 11, 2011

    The 198-pound female black bear was one of three captured in a four-week period this summer, all around Miller Hill. While the animals are frequently seen foraging for food in the late summer and fall, there have been more spotted on base this year than ever before.

  • Vasquez leads Soldiers at U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials

    Aug 10, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Sgt. Samuel Vasquez was the last Soldier standing when he climbed into the ring at the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials Aug. 4, 2011, at the Mobile Civic Center.

  • Therapy dogs help demobilize Soldiers

    Aug 10, 2011

    Four teams of registered therapy dogs and their handlers recently greeted demobilizing Soldiers returning from a 10-month tour in Afghanistan at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Community pays respects to former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Aug 9, 2011

    More than 600 people, including fellow servicemembers, gathered at a memorial service Aug. 6, 2011, for retired Gen. John Shalikashvili at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

  • Deployed Spartans connect with wounded Spartans back in U.S.

    Aug 8, 2011

    Spartan Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Pasa, in Afghanistan, crowded into the brigade conference room to speak with five wounded warriors from Task Force Spartan Aug. 2 via video teleconference, who are currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

  • Navy Corpsmen in Europe test for prestigious U.S. Army badge

    Aug 5, 2011

    Navy Corpsmen are rarely seen training with U.S. Army Soldiers, however, two Corpsmen from Naval Support Acitivity Naples, Italy, are participating in the Expert Field Medical Badge training and testing in order to further improve the overall standard of care for wounded personnel on the battlefield.

  • 'Get Caught' in the recycle campaign

    Aug 4, 2011

    Marne Soldiers from the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield communities were "Caught Doing Something Good" at their homes, July 21. The Directorate of Public Works' recycling personnel visited Soldiers whose blue poly cart or recycle bin has been occupied with recyclables.

  • Reviving Old Glory one stitch at a time

    Aug 3, 2011

    Torn and tattered, stained and patched, the red-white-and-blue of the American flag never looked better or stronger or more inspiring.

  • Medal of Honor recipient recounts heroic actions in Afghanistan

    Aug 1, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry remembers his son, Austin, telling him he's thinking about going to West Point or the Air Force Academy after high school. But the 17-year-old grew a little apprehensive after seeing his father become only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the war on terror during a July 12, 2011 ceremony at the White House.

  • New FORSCOM/USARC headquarters honors Gen. George C. Marshall

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command dedicated their new combined headquarters complex during a ceremony Aug. 1, 2011, in honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.


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