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  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27

    Apr 19, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-back Day will be observed locally and nationwide on April 27. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

  • Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

    Apr 19, 2013

    A "David-and-Goliath" scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drugmaker's decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement.

  • Byers returns to Las Vegas with sights set on Rio

    Apr 18, 2013

    Two-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers, a Greco-Roman wrestler in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., returns to the mat this weekend for the first time since post-Olympic shoulder surgery at the 2013 U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev. He vowed to continue wrestling through the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he would be 41.

  • Couple says 'I do' to Army Reserve

    Apr 17, 2013

    If you asked Elisabeth Rath six months ago if she ever thought about joining the military she would have said, "I have all the respect in the world for those who do serve, but it just wasn't for me." But when her husband Kelly decided it was time to put a uniform on again things began to change.

  • Early intervention gives autistic child a bright future

    Apr 17, 2013

    A child diagnosed with autism has overcome his challenges and is now an above average student and is actively involved in extracurricular activities.

  • After 62 years, Korean War Medal of Honor recipient rests in American soil

    Apr 17, 2013

    Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 17, 2013.

  • Army leaders visit with wounded Soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    Top senior Army officials and their spouses visited with wounded warriors and staff during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 16, 2013.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

  • Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Melson fights for injured athletes

    Apr 16, 2013

    Capt. Boyd Melson did not make the U.S. Olympic team, but he's still in the ring, leading a significant battle in the fight against spinal-cord injuries.

  • Soldier inspires spouse to enlist

    Apr 15, 2013

    Christy reluctantly agreed to meet Joshua, the nephew of a co-worker, when he was home on leave from Germany for a second time. Joshua and Christy Garlick have now been married more than seven years.

  • Reservist serves missions worlds apart - from Natick to Bagram

    Apr 15, 2013

    Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. David Sanborn, normally the chief of Master Planning at U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Mass., has been serving since Oct. 6, 2012, as the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison-Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Enter the Dragon: Eighth Army unveils new emblem

    Apr 15, 2013

    Eighth Army recently unveiled a combined joint task force emblem in support of its transformation to a Field Army headquarters.

  • Despite sequestration Army Field Band stays busy, mentors local students

    Apr 15, 2013

    April 1, 2013, was scheduled to be the start of Spring Tour 2013 for the United States Army Field Band, but sequestration and restricted travel guidance forced the band to refocus its efforts.

  • Honor student, athlete honored as Army's 2013 Military Child of Year

    Apr 12, 2013

    Honor student, athlete and volunteer Nicole Daly has been honored as the 2013 Military Child of the Year for the Army.

  • Army chaplain inducted into Hall of Heroes

    Apr 12, 2013

    An Army chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013.

  • Active communities promote healthy people

    Apr 11, 2013

    Installation and garrison commanders can contribute to the health of people who work and live on their installations through planning and development of physical environments and selection of services that enhance population health. The Creating Active Communities and Healthy Environments toolkit assesses the physical environment of Army installations to see how well they promote physical activity and nutrition.

  • Two West Point cadets named 2013 Truman Scholars

    Apr 11, 2013

    U.S. Military Academy Class of 2014 Cadets Erin Mauldin and Ahmad Nasir were among 62 students from 54 colleges and universities across the nation to be named 2013 Truman Scholars.

  • Hurricane 'Z' makes landfall; Max Brooks joins Army North's hurricane rehearsal

    Apr 11, 2013

    It doesn't matter if mankind is facing a zombie apocalypse, a massive hurricane or a catastrophic earthquake -- disasters of natural or unnatural origin still need to be prepared for.

  • Corps of Engineers treats wounded warriors to barbecue at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 9, 2013

    Since early 2011, volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South have looked for ways to support the wounded warriors who are recovering at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Under Fire: Army Chaplains in Korea, 1950

    Apr 9, 2013

    The start of hostilities in Korea during June 1950 caught most American officials off guard, and those in charge of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps were no exception.

  • Soldier Show puts entertaining spin on readiness, resilience

    Apr 9, 2013

    The 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show is getting set to embark on a "Ready and Resilient" tour of installations across the nation.

  • 'Screaming Eagle' Soldier receives Silver Star, re-enlists in the Army

    Apr 8, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide was awarded the Silver Star Medal at a special ceremony, April 5, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky., for heroic actions as a platoon leader assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during Operation Strong Eagle while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.

  • Army honors Gold Star Wives

    Apr 8, 2013

    More than 20 survivors, who lost their spouses, gathered April 5, 2013, at the Survivor Outreach Services Hall of Remembrance at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to mark the second-annual Gold Star Wives Day.

  • Day pays tribute to spouses, families of fallen

    Apr 5, 2013

    April 5, 2013, has been designated Gold Star Wives Day to allow America to pay respect to the spouses and families of fallen members of the U.S. armed forces.

  • Army honors highly decorated Civil War Soldier

    Apr 5, 2013

    A Union Army war hero and Medal of Honor recipient was recognized by the Army for his brave and honorable service recently, when a past injustice was corrected.

  • Selfless service, devotion to Soldiers define Korean War chaplain's service

    Apr 5, 2013

    Communist forces encircled the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, assigned to provide a rear guard for the regiment's withdrawal, Nov. 1, 1950, near Unsan, North Korea. Capt. Emil Kapaun, chaplain, spent the night moving among the foxholes, under direct enemy fire, providing comfort and medical aid to his fellow Soldiers.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers finally get their own patch

    Apr 4, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit held one of the shortest yet most significant ceremonies in the unit's 57-year history, donning new Shoulder Sleeve Insignias, April 2, 2013, at the unit's Ceremony Hill on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

  • Decorated World War II Army officer returns to Okinawa

    Apr 4, 2013

    Last week, the U.S. Army welcomed back to Okinawa a highly decorated Army officer who fought in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.

  • Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War chaplain to receive MOH

    Apr 4, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun served as an Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He earned the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Cross, which will be officially upgraded to a Medal of Honor April 11, 2013, for his heroic actions in Korea.

  • Army B-24 Liberator pilot missing from WWII laid to rest at Arlington

    Apr 3, 2013

    An Army Air Force B-24 Liberator pilot who was killed with his crew of nine when their bomber crashed into the New Guinea jungle, May 7, 1944, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 3, 2013.

  • Dongducheon, South Korea thanks 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers for community support

    Apr 2, 2013

    Dongducheon, South Korea, Mayor Oh Sea-chang presented Col. Tracy P. Banister, commander, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, an appreciation award for supporting the annual Wang Bang International Mountain Bike Race, April 1, 2013, at Dongducheon City Hall.

  • Youth wrestlers learn from national champ

    Apr 2, 2013

    Since the age of eight, wrestling has been Jeremy Larson's sport.His impressive grappling resume includes winning the individual Minnesota state high school championship as a senior, followed by a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where he wrestled for five years. He and his team won the NCAA national championship and the Big Ten team title in the 2006 to 2007 academic year.

  • Natick wounded warrior, Reservist deploying to Afghanistan

    Apr 2, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian Scott is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan as a squad leader with the 344th Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Massachusetts, after being wounded in Iraq only five years ago.

  • Female Soldiers set sights on special operations

    Apr 2, 2013

    The recent decision to open direct combat positions to women in the military has sparked a lot of discussion. One might hear a casual debate at their workplace or favorite restaurant about women's capabilities to perform outside the security of an operating base. While the discussion is popular, it seems unlikely one would hear it debated around members of a U.S. Army Cultural Support Team.

  • Military working cat program underway at 'The Old Guard'

    Apr 1, 2013

    Always setting the standard and paving the way for the Army, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), will be the first unit to employ military working cats.

  • Wounded warriors have until Friday to apply for Bush's bike ride

    Apr 1, 2013

    Wounded service members have until April 5, 2013, to apply for former President George W. Bush's annual 100-km mountain bike ride.

  • Task Force Faith veteran remembers heroic leader

    Mar 29, 2013

    Former U.S. Army Cpl. Ray Vallowe vividly remembers the bitter cold and the fierce fighting at the Chosin "Jangjin" Reservoir.

  • Honoring hero's family 4 decades later

    Mar 27, 2013

    For Teresa Schmitt and her five brothers and sisters, the name of their father on Huntsville's Veterans Memorial is a reminder of the loss they've lived with since they were children.

  • Thunderbird Soldiers complete Bataan Memorial Death March to honor WWII survivors, fallen POWs

    Mar 26, 2013

    Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade, who participated in the 2013 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 17, 2013, marched to remember Soldiers who survived or died in the Philippine Islands at the hands of the Japanese during World War II.

  • Medal of Honor recipients honor citizen-heroes for selfless service

    Mar 26, 2013

    Twenty-one Medal of Honor recipients who put their lives on the line in extraordinary ways and circumstances paid tribute to four citizen-heroes who also went above and beyond for their fellow man.

  • 1st Cav Soldier helps family from fire

    Mar 26, 2013

    Dallas native Spc. Wayne Byers, a Soldier with the 1st Cav. Headquarters, pulled over behind the pickup and began throwing burning bales of hay out of the back March 22 near Van Alstyne, Texas.

  • Junior Spur Ride introduces children to time-honored Cavalry tradition

    Mar 26, 2013

    More than 70 children, with the help of their parents, took part in the Junior Spur Ride Challenge, hosted by the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Raiders," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry, March 21, 2013, at the F Quad on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Female diver leaves her mark in history

    Mar 25, 2013

    Just as the Spartans defied the odds and held off thousands of enemy troops, a modern-day female Soldier of Greek descent showed the same determination in her pursuit of becoming one of only four female-divers in the history of the U.S. Army.

  • Community treats troops to cookies - a lot of cookies

    Mar 25, 2013

    Miles away from the comforts of home, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies bring smiles to soldiers' faces during Warrior Exercise.

  • 'Warrior instructor citizen'

    Mar 25, 2013

    Instructors assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 94th Training Division, taught Soldiers cargo operations during the cargo specialist reclassification course, held at Fort Eustis, Va., March 3-28, 2013.

  • Francisco's career reaches crescendo

    Mar 22, 2013

    Music has always been a part of Sgt. 1st Class Don Francisco's life. It's not surprising that when he joined the Army nearly 30 years ago he sought a way to combine his love of music and country to forge a career that has seen him play for everyone from the President to Queen Elizabeth, to youngsters who have lost their parents.

  • Army JROTC air rifle teams hold opening-round leads

    Mar 22, 2013

    Ozark (Mo.) and Daleville (Ala.) high schools sit atop the precision and sporters divisions, respectively, after competition March 22, 2013, at the JROTC National Air Rifle Championships.

  • Wounded warrior: Brain injury 'doesn't mean you're broken'

    Mar 21, 2013

    Spc. Kevin Wear was riding in an armored vehicle in Afghanistan last summer when a roadside bomb exploded, tearing the vehicle into three pieces and killing three of the five passengers inside. The blast injured his leg and caused a traumatic brain injury that left him in a coma for about a week and a half.

  • Former Paratrooper, medic helps transitioning Soldiers pass math placement exam

    Mar 20, 2013

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics and a former Soldier Larry Huff is passionate about leveraging online education opportunities for transitioning service members. He created and manages a three Week online Math Boot Camp preparation course, called VetOut.

  • Japanese reality TV contestants experience Army life during filming at Camp Zama

    Mar 20, 2013

    Fifteen young women with aspirations for a career in entertainment experienced some of the unique aspects and challenges of Army life here as part of a reality TV program that will determine "Japan's Next Beauty."

  • 2 Soldiers, 1 goal: Represent Army in 2013 Warrior Games

    Mar 20, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted Warrior Games trials on Fort Bliss and El Paso, Texas, March 4-8, 2013, and on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • NFL players visit troops in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2013

    Six National Football League players visited Regional Command-South to visit service members, March 1, 2013, as part of a USO troop tour.

  • Soldier carries pride as third-generation 'Rakkasan'

    Mar 19, 2013

    Spc. Robert Fay Jr., an infantryman with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the third Soldier to be part of the Rakkasans in his family; following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps.

  • Female Signal officer speaks to the future roles of women in combat

    Mar 19, 2013

    In January, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced the Pentagon's lifting of the ban on female service members in combat roles. Maj. Nicole Vinson, the 51st Signal Battalion executive officer, has served almost 15 years in the Army, has seen the practical reasons behind the changes.

  • Soldiers take a seat during sports match

    Mar 18, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers introduced adaptive sports to the Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

  • Tradition lives on as 'Fighting 69th' troops lead St. Patrick's Day Parade for 162nd time

    Mar 18, 2013

    For the 162nd time, the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, led the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, the largest such parade in the world, March 16, 2013.

  • Bragg MPs start female mentorship program

    Mar 18, 2013

    The warrior mentality on the battlefield is genderless, and the desire to fight for freedom and one's country are not distinguished by biological differences. Women have been serving in the United States Army from the beginning, and as the world highlights women's achievements during the month of March, one Fort Bragg, N.C., unit has taken the lead in developing and supporting strong women leaders.

  • Welcome to the 'Nasty Nick'

    Mar 18, 2013

    The Soldiers are panting as they circle the first curve. The cold air seems to be no help as the sweat begins to form, and this is only the beginning.

  • Nearly 6,000 participate in 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 17, 2013

    Nearly 6,000 marchers braved the 35-mile-per-hour winds during the 24th annual Bataan Memorial Death March held March 17, 2013, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Camp Zama lifeguard awarded for taking action

    Mar 15, 2013

    A lifeguard at the Yano Fitness Center, Camp Zama, Japan, was recognized March 12, for rescuing a drowning Soldier at the Yano swimming pool, March 5.

  • Red Cross, Army vet help owners learn pet first aid

    Mar 13, 2013

    Caring for a pet requires a lot more than simply feeding the animal. That's one of the lessons several younger participants learned in the Wiesbaden American Red Cross' Pet First Aid class.

  • Soldiers on road to recovery challenged on 'Ride 2 Recovery'

    Mar 12, 2013

    The Ride 2 Recovery Challenge looked like a bicycle race. But to say it was a race would also be a stretch. Because in a race, there is only one winner. At the R2R 2013 Gulf Coast Challenge, everyone was a winner.

  • 593rd Sustainment Brigade Soldiers redeploy from Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2013

    In the dark, early morning hours, almost 100 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, returned home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 9, 2013.

  • Fort Huachuca hosts 2013 All-Army Boxing Championships

    Mar 12, 2013

    Soldiers, supporters and boxing fanatics gathered in the Barnes Field House gym at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Mar. 7-9, for the 2013 All-Army Boxing Championships. Soldier athletes competed for the opportunity to advance to the USA Boxing National Championships.

  • From brothers to brothers-in-arms

    Mar 8, 2013

    Spc. Travis Russell, with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, followed in the footsteps of his older brother, 1st Lt. Timothy Russell, by joining him within the ranks of the U.S. Army.

  • 40 years of women Chaplains celebrated

    Mar 8, 2013

    Chaplains and guests from around the National Capital Region gathered to celebrate 40 years of women in the military chaplaincy during a ceremony opening a new exhibit, themed "Celebrating 40 Years of Women Chaplains: A Courageous Journey of Faith and Service."

  • Tripler takes home DOD's first national award for healthy workplace

    Mar 8, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu has been named a top Psychologically Healthy Workplace for 2013 by the American Psychological Association.

  • Sharing his recipe for success at Natick

    Mar 7, 2013

    Take a boyhood working for family food businesses in Boston's famed North End, add plenty of intelligence, hard work and people skills, spice it all with self-deprecating humor, and you have Gerry Darsch's recipe for success at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate.

  • Heading for home to help veterans

    Mar 5, 2013

    How often does one get the chance to run on the field at Fenway Park, cross home plate, and help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families -- all on the same day?

  • Peyton Manning's touchdown on Bagram

    Mar 4, 2013

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Major League Baseball hall of famer Curt Schilling, along with the National Football League's Austin Collie and Vincent Jackson, visited Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 1, 2013, as part of a USO tour.

  • Army Reserve youth tackle science day camp during battle assembly weekend

    Mar 4, 2013

    More than a dozen Army Reserve youth spent March 2, 2013, wrapped up in science experiments during a day-long camp hosted by the 200th Military Police Command's Child, Youth and Social Services staff, and organized by a local 4-H organization, as their parents participated in the monthly battle assembly weekend at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Artistic expression captures attention of Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers

    Mar 4, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers enjoyed an evening of entertainment Feb. 26, 2013, as JP Williams, a Nashville soulful-singing artist and songwriter, performed a song he and six Fort Campbell (Ky.) Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers wrote together.

  • Army Reserve youth discuss deployments, living without a parent for a year

    Mar 3, 2013

    Children of Army Reserve Soldiers deployed or about to deploy to Afghanistan came from all over the Southwestern U.S. to attend a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event.

  • Invisible wounds of war

    Feb 28, 2013

    Seven Soldiers and two Marines injured during combat operations traveled to several locations in Afghanistan, including Kandahar Airfield and Camp Nathan Smith, to see the progress being made in the country that changed many of their lives forever.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledged support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship, Feb. 25-27, at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Fort Carson Exceptional Family Member Program earns Special Olympic grant

    Feb 28, 2013

    Averee, along with seven other children, participated in Sunday's basketball practice at the Special Events Center, hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program and made possible by a Department of Defense grant to create a Special Olympics program at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Women make their mark in combat aviation

    Feb 27, 2013

    Operation Desert Storm saw the first female aviator in battle when Maj. Marie T. Rossi took the driver's seat flying fuel and ammunition to the Soldiers crossing into enemy territory. Rossi lost her life when her CH-47 Chinook helicopter went down, March 1, 1991.

  • Culinary training exercise heats up, opens to public next week

    Feb 27, 2013

    More than 200 U.S. Armed Forces chefs are on their way to Fort Lee, Va., from military installations around the world, for the 38th annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • 166th Aviation female pilots smash male barrier, challenges head-on

    Feb 27, 2013

    In logistics and intelligence units a fair number of female officers can be found, but at First Army Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade, women aviators are few and far between.

  • Officer exhibits uncanny passion for Army Digital Photography Contest

    Feb 27, 2013

    Without even winning a category, Capt. Robert Shaw of Camp Zama, Japan, was the most decorated photographer in the 2012 Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • Exceptional kids have exceptional trip

    Feb 26, 2013

    Students from the Po'okela Center for Educational Excellence at Mililani Middle School, specializing in special education development, took a field trip with the Soldiers from 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, to Wheeler Air Field, Hawaii, to meet with the people who work for Evergreen Helicopters, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • Zama's 'Killer Katanas' compete in 'Scar Wars' mash-up roller derby bout with special guest

    Feb 26, 2013

    The Zama Killer Katanas and several other local roller derby teams braved the cold Feb. 23, 2013, for "Scar Wars: Darth Maul-her vs. Princess Slaya," a mash-up bout held at the outdoor hockey rink at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • 'Military Saves Week' challenges families to set goals

    Feb 26, 2013

    This week, U.S. service members around the world, along with their spouses and kids too, have been challenged to take a pledge to save money in their at-home budgets; to "Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically."

  • Alaska Soldier named Army's Female Athlete of the Year

    Feb 26, 2013

    Sgt. Ashley A. Walker, a military police officer with the Alaska-based 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, is the Army's Female Athlete of the Year for 2012.

  • Utah Guard linguists contribute unique skills during African exercises

    Feb 25, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ray Novak, with the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, teaches in English, Parker listens, translates the message into French, and mimics the instructor's motions while varying his tone to maintain the audience's interest.

  • Amputee returns to battlefield

    Feb 21, 2013

    It's clear from the way Staff Sgt. Brandon Vilt moves around the maintenance bay of Delta Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lighthorse, that he has his mission in mind.

  • Iraq veteran, celebrated working dog Gabe passes away in his owner's arms

    Feb 21, 2013

    "Gabe took his last breath at 12:44 p.m. while I held (him) in my arms." Gabe, the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog, died last week from cancer. His campaign for last year's Hero Dog award put Gabe and owner, Sgt. 1st Class Charles 'Chuck' Shuck, brought him into contact with celebrities like Betty White.

  • Daddy Daughter Dance sweeps girls off their feet

    Feb 20, 2013

    This year's formal affair is the most popular dance yet

  • 5-year Army R&D outreach initiative brings science, engineering to elementary students

    Feb 20, 2013

    In its inaugural year, the STEM Superstar program, the brainchild of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center Educational Outreach Team engages students from kindergarten to fifth grade in stimulating activities challenging students to think creatively and solve problems like an engineer.

  • Pacific Region sweeps Army Athlete, Coach of Year awards

    Feb 20, 2013

    Soldiers from the Pacific Region swept the 2012 Army Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year awards.

  • Mountain Athlete Warrior program stresses functional fitness

    Feb 19, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Chancellor grimaced as he lifted the 135 pounds on the bar. Repetition after repetition, he performed the deadlifts. After 20 reps, he dropped the weight and picked up the 35-pound kettle bell and began his 15 swings -- "American" style -- heaving the weight until it was over his head.

  • For saving life, SOC sergeant earns Soldier's Medal

    Feb 19, 2013

    A Soldier with the Army Special Operations Command was awarded the Soldier's Medal, Feb. 13, 2013, for saving the life of a civilian in Spring Lake, N.C., by pulling her from the inside of her vehicle after she'd been in an accident that left her unconscious.

  • Through her experiences, Army Reserve Teen Panel member reaches out to others

    Feb 19, 2013

    As dusk falls upon Mesa, Ariz., 18-year-old Katie Harris sits in an empty hotel conference room, planning for the next day's events as one of the leaders of the Youth, Leadership, Education and Development Program, for the 200th Military Police Command.

  • Texas, Missouri programs crowned air rifle champs

    Feb 16, 2013

    After holding leads after weekend competition, Killeen and Ozark high schools claim victory in the sporter and precision divisions, respectively, after Army JROTC Air Rifle Championships.

  • Food inspection specialists focus on prevention, education

    Feb 15, 2013

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

  • Fight fans treated to action-packed evening at Black History Month Boxing Tournament

    Feb 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was an evening that offered something for everyone -- knockdowns, slugfests, giveaways and sheer bravado in the ring.   "We're here as part of our Black History Month Celebration -- we've got a great evening planned for you," said U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa.

  • Mouth device in clinical trials as possible treatment for TBI

    Feb 14, 2013

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and NeuroHabilitation Corporation have created an electrode-covered oral device called a PoNS" to help treat patients with neural control issues.

  • Fort Hood internet radio making strides to reach out to military community

    Feb 14, 2013 will sign on with a new live morning show at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 19, 2013.

  • Soldier Show vets wed on Valentine's Day

    Feb 14, 2013

    Soldier Show veterans Spc. Glenn Grainger and Spc. Whitney Jones were married on Valentine's Day on the same stage where they met at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.