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  • Fort Riley honors children of fallen Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2011

    Fort Riley honored 19 children of fallen comrades during Fort Riley's Ceremony of Remembrance, April 10, 2011, during the Month of the Military Child Festival.

  • ER doctor delivers baby in hospital parking lot

    Apr 22, 2011

    Lt. Col. Timothy Barron knows emergencies can strike at any moment. It is something he's learned during his time in the military and as the department head of DeWitt Army Community Hospital's Emergency Room.

  • Face of Defense: Chef finds success in Army

    Apr 22, 2011

    When White House ushers told the auditioning chef it was a good sign if the president wanted to meet him after the third course. It was a defining moment in the culinary career of J.D. Ward, at that time an Army staff sergeant.

  • Spouses find off-beaten-course outlet for coping with military life

    Apr 21, 2011

    They don helmets, mouth guards and knee pads about five days each week. They raise families and hold down careers while their husbands fight for a peaceful nation. And they love to blow off steam by plowing through groups of roller skaters.

  • At 1-year anniversary of cancer diagnosis, teen gets dream visit to Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2011

    Christopher McNally received his orders April 6, to report to Fort Benning, Ga. Like others before him, his first stop on post was the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Unlike the others, McNally is 16 and has been battling osteosarcoma for a year.

  • Soldier's love of volunteering flows into current service

    Apr 20, 2011

    Before joining the Army, Pfc. Phillip Plack spent four years volunteering at his local hospital by dressing as an elf during Christmas for the kids. When Plack arrived at Fort Hood, he began searching for volunteer opportunities. He found the United Service Organization.

  • USASOC Ranger team comes out on top

    Apr 20, 2011

    The "super team" of Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk is the winner of the 28th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • 'Hawaii Five-O' teams with 25th CAB

    Apr 19, 2011

    Revival of the popular television series "Hawaii Five-O" has involved some Soldiers in action sequences set in Honolulu.

  • Cadets discuss how social media applies to small Army units

    Apr 19, 2011

    Maj. Roger Cabiness, who has spent the last nine months working at Google, Inc., in an Army program to partner with industry, lead a roundtable discussion at the George C. Marshall Awards Seminar on social media and how it applies to new lieutenants.

  • Special Ops Soldier wins Best Ranger second consecutive year

    Apr 18, 2011

    For the second year in a row, Master Sgt. Eric Turk has taken the title of Best Ranger, along with his partner Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski, also a previous winner. Zajkowski claimed the top spot in 2007 with his then-teammate Maj. Liam Collins. The competition has only been won by the same Soldier in two consecutive years once before.

  • Big Red One gives 'Soldier' 20-year career in 2 days

    Apr 18, 2011

    The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stood tall April 15, 2011, as the 1st Infantry Division's newest command sergeant major strolled into Barlow Theater on Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Ranger buddies reunited at Fort Hood

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Odds are a funny thing. The odds of winning the lottery can be millions to one, but somebody will win. Maybe that someone is next door.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden kick off Sesame Street, USO tour

    Apr 18, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stepped onto the auditorium stage and into the arms of Elmo and friends as a crowd of local military and community families stood and cheered.

  • Half-marathon a week: a warrant officer's quest to create a path for others

    Apr 15, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bob Cuyler runs a half-marathon every single week while deployed to Afghanistan to raise awareness of the United Ostomy Association of America Veterans Outreach Program.

  • Let's Move initiative gets Fort Hood families active

    Apr 14, 2011

    Children of all ages and their parents got moving April 9, at Venable Village Elementary School here, during the Let's Move Fort Hood event. The local event was part of the nationwide Let's Move initiative, which is a program championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • West Point Boxing earns fourth national collegiate title

    Apr 13, 2011

    The West Point Boxing Team earned their fourth consecutive national championship by winning on their own turf April 7-9.

  • SecArmy uncovers award-winning Cultural Resources Program at Fort Bliss

    Apr 13, 2011

    Selfless service, a qualified, passionate team and committed partnerships across state borders was the winning combination for the Fort Bliss Cultural Resources Management Team as they won the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for an installation.

  • Month of the Military Child: Autism on the rise

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soon-to-be parents buy clothes and diapers, assemble furniture, pick out names and dream about a happy, healthy, bright future for their impending arrival. However, many parents find themselves facing a very different reality when they discover their child is autistic.

  • Forces find gift of giving 'humbling' during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    United States servicemembers joined members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in making donations to four villages in the Tarlac region of the Philippines, April 8, as a matter of good will during exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • Cobra blood a winning recipe for survival training at Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Marines conducted jungle survival training April 6, as part of Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Guard helps rescue WWII vet in North Dakota flood

    Apr 11, 2011

    A North Dakota National Guard quick response force helped rescue an 87-year-old World War II veteran from his flooded home Saturday.

  • Ceremony honors Bataan Death March sufferers, survivors

    Apr 11, 2011

    Distinguished visitors, servicemembers, veterans and members of the community attended a wreath-laying ceremony here to remember the Bataan Death March and honor World War II veterans from the Philippines, United States, and allied nations.

  • Fort Sam Houston commemorates Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 8, 2011

    In the civilian world, the month of April is usually celebrated by the onset of spring and the Easter holiday. If you happen to live in San Antonio, it's Fiesta time! But to the military community, April means much more.

  • Balikatan participants bring joy to Philippine orphanage

    Apr 7, 2011

    Smiling faces were everywhere and laughter was heard throughout the Shepherd of the Hill Orphanage as troops participating in Balikatan 2011 visited children to hand out clothing and toys during a outreach event at San Antonio, Zabales, Philippines.

  • Canines charm crowd: Contestants put best paws forward

    Apr 7, 2011

    Sunshine, cute doggies and excited children filled the Fort Jackson Youth Sports Complex Sunday during Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual April Fool-ish Dog Show.

  • West Point Women's Boxing makes history

    Apr 6, 2011

    While West Point celebrated Women's History Month throughout March, a group of female cadets were making history of their own. On March 7, the West Point Women's Boxing Team made their debut at the Maryland Boxing Invitational, winning three of four bouts and creating a distinct presence in the arena of collegiate boxing, according to Coach Bobbi Scroggin.

  • Victim, general give personal insights into pain of sexual assault

    Apr 5, 2011

    When the keynote speaker for the Fort Hood Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation signing event was announced, polite applause followed her to the podium April 4, in the III Corps Headquarters. The mood in the room changed, however, as Spc. Patricia Fuentes began her remarks: "I'm the victim of a life-altering event. I was assaulted in 2007."

  • Reservists, veterans recreate historic WWII scene

    Apr 4, 2011

    Sixty-eight years has passed since the day when thousands of Japanese-American volunteers in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gathered at Iolani Palace, Hawaii, before being shipped off to World War II.

  • 3 Medal of Honor recipients join 350-mile bike ride to unite nation, wounded warriors

    Apr 4, 2011

    With the assistance of three Medal of Honor recipients, this year's Texas Challenge, one in the Ride 2 Recovery series, helped wounded warriors heal from the wounds of wars suffered in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Hertz Fellowship awarded to West Point electrical engineering cadet

    Apr 4, 2011

    West Point Class of 2011 Cadet Thomas Dean, an electrical engineering major, was named a Hertz Fellowship recipient March 31, by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

  • Army Child of Year develops 'deployment kit'

    Apr 4, 2011

    April is "Month of the Military Child" and Kyle Hoeye, the 16-year-old child of Arizona National Guard Sgt. 1st Class James and Michaelena Hoey, was selected as this year's Army Child of the Year.

  • Military children: strength of our future

    Apr 1, 2011

    Throughout April, which has been designated as month of the military child, Army garrisons world-wide will honor the children of servicemembers through a variety of ceremonies and special events.

  • West Point Parachute Team jumps, trains with French Foreign Legion

    Mar 31, 2011

    The 2nd Regiment Estranger de Parachutistes, an elite airborne regiment of the French Foreign Legion, hosted the West Point Parachute Team March 11-20.

  • Female POWs prove women can endure war's hardships

    Mar 31, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum's experience as a POW confirmed her belief in resilience and that military women can persevere in tough situations.

  • Fort Carson team aids families returning from Japan

    Mar 31, 2011

    Fort Carson personnel worked around the clock March 22-26, at Denver International Airport, to help American military family members stationed in Japan to transition during the voluntary evacuation from the devastation.

  • Torchlight Ceremony carried on at Fort Benning

    Mar 30, 2011

    A quarter-century-old Fort Knox, Ky., tradition has unfolded at Fort Benning, Ga., for the first time. The 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, staged its annual Torchlight Ceremony at dusk Sunday in Memorial Grove outside the unit's headquarters on Sand Hill.

  • Monster of Chowkay: Army lieutenant feared by Taliban

    Mar 28, 2011

    When 1st Lt. Benjamin Amsler, a recent graduate from Ranger school who took over the platoon in August 2010, visits elders and local leaders, he isn't shy about passing out his contact information. He gives Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army troops his personal cell phone number. He let's everybody know that he's not in Afghanistan to hide behind the walls of Combat Outpost Fortress.

  • Combat surgeon leaves big business for Army, front lines of Afghanistan

    Mar 28, 2011

    A former business executive for Burton Snowboards, Capt. Douglas 'Doc' Powell, brigade surgeon, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is currently overseeing a mission quite different than the design team he lead with Burton, as he serves on the front lines of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Servicemembers, civilians descend on missile range for Bataan memorial march

    Mar 27, 2011

    Servicemembers and civilians from all over the world converged on White Sands Missile Range for the 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Last female officer retires from first coed West Point class

    Mar 27, 2011

    Col. Sylvia T. Moran, one of 118 women who entered West Point in 1976, joined the ranks of all the other class of her 1980 classmates who have since retired, with one exception - she is the last female officer to do so.

  • Sept. 11 flags transferred to Reserve unit headed to Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    The 462nd Movement Control Battalion transferred U.S. and New York City Fire Department flags to the 77th Sustainment Brigade on March 20, 2011. The ceremony marked the final time this particular set of flags transfers from one New York state/New Jersey Army Reserve unit to another serving in the Middle East.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord powerlifter adds to record total

    Mar 25, 2011

    Retired Master Sgt. Leamon Woodley competed in the 2011 Washington State Powerlifting, Bench Press and Deadlift Championship in Tumwater, Wash., March 5 and 6, and set two national records.

  • Missing for 70 years, 11 Army airmen return home

    Mar 24, 2011

    Eleven Army Air Force servicemembers, missing in action since Nov. 20, 1943, after they took off from Jackson Airfield, Port Moresby, New Guinea on an overwater mission, were finally laid to rest on American soil.

  • WWII vet recognized after 67 years

    Mar 24, 2011

    More than 67 years after he helped rescue a wounded comrade from a mine field in Italy, a Columbia-area World War II veteran received the recognition he had earned.

  • Survey looks into Army as Profession of Arms

    Mar 23, 2011

    A survey was released March 21, to thousands in the Army community asking them to take an introspective look at the service as a profession. Two-hundred thousand Soldiers, officers, warrant officers and civilians are receiving an e-mail message from the Army Chief of Staff to participate in the Profession of Arms survey.

  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actors ride with troops to promote motorcycle safety

    Mar 23, 2011

    About 300 Soldiers throttled up cruisers, sport bikes and custom choppers recently to take a 50-mile motorcycle mentorship ride dedicated to safety.

  • Fort Hood's Red Cross volunteers help Soldiers, patients, more

    Mar 22, 2011

    Since 1943, National Red Cross Month has been celebrated in March to focus on the selfless service of the army of volunteers and American Red Cross workers like Debbie MacDonald, the Red Cross assistant station manager at Fort Hood.

  • One Soldier's epic journey in pursuit of happiness

    Mar 21, 2011

    There was no turning back for the 22-year-old native son of Havana, Cuba, as he and three others paddled across the open sea on their tiny boat. Growing up in a country where military service is mandatory, the black market is a common source for staples, and listening to a radio station from the United States is taboo, this Cuban soldier wanted no more.

  • New York Army National Guard women are at home in the sky

    Mar 21, 2011

    The women who keep the New York Army National Guard flying found inspiration in the skies and on the ground.

  • Bone marrow donor proud he gave, would donate again

    Mar 18, 2011

    Sgt. Albert M. Cusimano can be sure that he saved at least one life. Less than one year after registering with the C.W. "Bill" Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, Cusimano received notice that his marrow was needed.

  • Iraq War veteran receives second Purple Heart

    Mar 18, 2011

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 18, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann.

  • Soldier writes children's book about helping restore Baghdad Zoo

    Mar 17, 2011

    Maj. William "Wes" Sumner and a small group of people helped save a large population of animals forgotten at the Baghdad Zoo. He recently published a children's book about it.

  • Combat stress control Soldier, working dog inducted into Order of Spur

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 85th Medical Combat Stress Control Detachment were recognized for their hard work providing behavioral health services for the deployed troopers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during an awards ceremony March 8.

  • Novice to advanced riders benefit from motorcycle simulator training

    Mar 16, 2011

    For those who haven't been on a motorcycle for a while, and those just considering joining their ranks, Wiesbaden's Safety Office offers its motorcycle simulator to allow riders to practice riding in various conditions.

  • Red Cross website links Japan-based troops to home

    Mar 15, 2011

    In the wake of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, Red Cross officials are encouraging U.S. servicemembers and families posted there to register with an online resource intended to keep family and friends back home informed of their welfare.

  • Captain cares for pets left behind in Egypt

    Mar 14, 2011

    On Jan. 25, citizens of Egypt began protesting against the government of then-President Hosni Mubarak. By Feb. 1, the U.S. Department of State had ordered the departure of dependants and all non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families from Egypt.

  • Friends assist mom with at-home birth

    Mar 14, 2011

    While waiting at home for her husband to return on rest and recuperation leave, new mom, Julia Gallegos, was greeted by a suprise visitor; her new daughter Phoebe.

  • Army unveils Project PASS, Junior Leadership Corps

    Mar 11, 2011

    Against a backdrop of banners, students and a crowd of several hundred people, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and other national leaders officially unveiled Project PASS.

  • JLC helping students become young leaders

    Mar 11, 2011

    Bicari Truitt laughs about it now. But the self-proclaimed former class clown realizes his disruptive humor was no joke.

  • Therapy dogs helping with more than PTSD, TBI

    Mar 11, 2011

    Launched just eight months ago, Veterans Moving Forward vows to provide service dogs, at no cost, to veterans with physical and mental health challenges, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Blackhorse Troopers take plunge into Pre-Ranger course

    Mar 10, 2011

    11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Blackhorse Troopers participate in a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course at Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 28-March 2.

  • West Point Class of 2014 Cadets conduct research on own sleep habits

    Mar 9, 2011

    West Point psychology students study information in the text nightly, and the next day they apply what they learned to hypothetical leadership problems generated by their combat-experienced instructors.

  • 11 examples of sustainable solutions for installations

    Mar 9, 2011

    U.S. Army installations frequently focus on improving energy efficiency, water usage and waste management practices in an effort become more sustainable to meet future military mission requirements.

  • Granddaughter's research yields Bronze Star for WWII hero

    Mar 8, 2011

    The family of a New Jersey World War II-era veteran received a posthumous Bronze Star commending the heroic actions of their loved one, Technician Fifth Grade John F. Morgan Jr., nearly 70 years after his heroic action in World War II.

  • Combat Diver Qualification Course challenges Special Forces

    Mar 8, 2011

    The grueling seven-week Combat Diver Qualification Course at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Fla., is neither for the weak of heart, or the idle mind.

  • Man's best friend helps Soldiers cope with experiences

    Mar 7, 2011

  • Staying Army strong: Littlest Soldier receives biggest wish

    Mar 4, 2011

    Forty Soldiers surprise a struggling 9-year-old boy with a special birthday at the "Castle of Good Dreams."

  • Night vision sensor delivered on target

    Mar 4, 2011

    The 1,000th Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor was delivered to the Army and recognized in a celebration Feb. 16, at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control production facility in Orlando, Fla.

  • Olympic hopeful breaks personal-best mark in hammer throwing on national stage

    Mar 4, 2011

    Maj. Mike Mai, commander of the 9th Financial Management Company and a nationally ranked weight and hammer thrower, recently set a new personal record in the weight throw at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, and has his eye on the Olympics for the hammer throw in 2012.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim battles bulge to go on active duty

    Mar 3, 2011

    Spc. Logan Burnett, a Soldier who was shot three times Nov. 5, 2009, has overcome many of his medical issues, but is fighting hard to lose weight and show the Army he is "lean, mean and ready to fight."

  • Fort Lee launches civilian employee fitness challenge

    Mar 3, 2011

    It's "off-and-on" time for the civilian employees of the installation workforce. That's "off your chair and on your feet" to participate in a new fitness program that is part of a nationwide effort to improve the overall health of Americans everywhere.

  • Belgian trucker treks across Afghanistan in US Army

    Mar 2, 2011

    Like the unpredictable and sometimes perilous roads of eastern Afghanistan, Pvt. Peter Beullens, a truck driver assigned to Forward Support Company G, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, leads a life that sometimes doesn't always take the smoothest route.

  • Mother of fallen Soldier: 'I Want To Let People Know About Him'

    Feb 28, 2011

    There are times when Julie Nethery can't face the truth. There are times when this mom of three has convinced herself that her youngest son is still coming home from his deployment.

  • Last WWI veteran dies

    Feb 28, 2011

    America's last known World War I veteran, Cpl. Frank Buckles, died Sunday at the age of 110.

  • Fort Riley fighters go 5-0 at UFF event

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Riley wasn't a very cordial host to its visitors during the post's first mixed martial arts event. All five Fort Riley fighters who competed in the 11-fight event sent their opponents home with a loss.

  • Tuskegee Airman shares his story of serving with distinction

    Feb 25, 2011

    James Sheppard was one of the men selected to be a part of the experimental group that came to be known as the Tuskegee Airmen. He was invited by the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Institute, with support from the African American Heritage Month committee, to share his story Feb. 17, here.

  • Net Zero waste goal becoming a reality at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2011

    This year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord sustainability team has received two prestigious national awards for its accomplishments in 2010.

  • Retired officer reaches goal of climbing world's 7 highest peaks

    Feb 24, 2011

    Having summitted the highest peak on each of the world's seven continents - each on the first attempt - retired Air Force Col. Steve Giesecke has been everywhere from the equatorial jungles of Indonesia to the ice sheets of Antarctica.

  • Experiencing a revolution: West Point cadets witness history in Egypt

    Feb 23, 2011

    West Point cadets went to Egypt to study language but unwittingly became witnesses to history in the making.

  • Employees writing on the walls' Not a problem

    Feb 22, 2011

    One Tobyhanna organization sees the writing on the wall when it comes to cutting overhead costs and improving efficiency.

  • House, Freakley reaffirm Army's sponsorship of motorsports teams

    Feb 22, 2011

    On the day the House voted 281-148 to allow the U.S Army to continue its NASCAR sponsorship, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley explained the importance of the relationship to the media at Daytona International Speedway, Fla.

  • Wiesbaden daughters welcome home their fathers by 'Dancing with Daddy'

    Feb 22, 2011

    Girls from across the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden put a spin on their fathers' welcome home celebrations. They also added a few dips, twists, turns and squeals. A,A

  • Base in southern Iraq hosts Austin Marathon

    Feb 21, 2011

    Runners on southern Iraq's Contingency Operating Site Kalsu participated in a central Texas based half marathon, Sunday.

  • African nurse saved GIs at Battle of Bulge

    Feb 18, 2011

    The story of a volunteer nurse who saved lives during the Battle of the Bulge is told for the first time during Black History Month.

  • Army reaches eCYBERMISSION milestone

    Feb 18, 2011

    U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION reached its 2011 goal when the 1,000th volunteer virtual judge signed up during the final stop of its road show Feb. 9.

  • Registration open for 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 17, 2011

    It is time to start preparing for the 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March to be conducted March 27, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Military children spend a day on deployment with ACS

    Feb 17, 2011

    During a day-long mock deployment Fort Hood children learned about Iraq and Afghanistan, went through a mock Soldier readiness processing where they received shots and eye examinations, tried on tactical gear, ate a Soldier-appropriate Jlunch and went on a road march.

  • Spirit of giving: Volunteers build home for Soldier

    Feb 17, 2011

    Members of the Fort Jackson community turned out in force last week to lend a helping hand to a fellow Soldier.

  • American Soldiers moonlight as German 'Gunnerz'

    Feb 17, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Jermaine Grandison, Staff Sgt. Brett Thomas and Sgt. Anthony Bynum are Soldiers by day, but play for "The Gunnerz," the DJK Schweinfurt basketball team who play in the German 2nd regional league.

  • Academy Band NCO earns Grammy

    Feb 16, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, U.S. Military Academy Band audio engineer, received a Grammy for Best Engineered Album - Classical category.

  • African-American experience presented from Civil War, beyond

    Feb 16, 2011

    Many times before West Point Cadet Robert Weir appreciated the African-American History Month program sitting among an audience. On Feb. 11, he proudly took the stage with his fellow cadets to present "A Ways to Go: African-Americans in the Civil War and Beyond."

  • Female Engagement Team brings aid to school, orphanage

    Feb 14, 2011

    Members of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade's Female Engagement Team, stationed at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, visited the Red Crescent Society's nearby orphanage and school Feb. 12, bringing with them school supplies and clothing items.

  • Afghanistan women's shura convenes for first time in 2 years

    Feb 14, 2011

    An all-female delegation of eight Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, a 330th Military Police Company personnel security detail, members of Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team gathered in Jaji Maidan, Khost province, Afghanistan, Feb. 10.

  • Army Reserve bandsman named one of military's 2010 top musicians

    Feb 14, 2011

    More than 25 years after picking up his first drumsticks Staff Sgt. Chad J. Alward received the inaugural 2010 Col. Finley Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award during a Feb. 13 ceremony at the 81st Regional Support Command headquarters, here.

  • AMC top NCO: I wanted to be the best Soldier I could be

    Feb 11, 2011

    Thought by all accounts to be the last draftee on active continuous duty, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger still wears the Soldier's uniform with pride.

  • Army amputee runs on inspiration

    Feb 11, 2011

    Warrant Officer Johnathan Holsey, stationed at Fort Gilliem, Ga., keeps fit for military duty -- often logging two to three miles per day, but with one caveat; Holsey has a prosthetic leg.

  • Duty to country unite father, son in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    An unknown author once wrote, "Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice."

  • Army Nurse Corps marks 110 years of touching lives

    Feb 10, 2011

    Last week the Army Nurse Corps celebrated its 110th anniversary of standing shoulder to shoulder with Soldiers and providing care for all military service members and their families throughout every major conflict.

  • Light of freedom to spotlight unknown Soldier

    Feb 9, 2011

    On the streets where George Washington often could be seen dining, discussing business, and attending church, a group of Revolutionary War enactors will soon pay tribute to a long lost brother in arms.

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