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

    Sep 19, 2012

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

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

    Sep 17, 2012

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

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

    Sep 17, 2012

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

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders discuss vision for STEM education outreach

    Sep 17, 2012

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

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

    Sep 17, 2012

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

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

    Sep 17, 2012

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

  • 10th CAB aviators receive awards for valor

    Sep 17, 2012

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

  • Wounded warrior presents former president with Infantry Silver Dollar

    Sep 13, 2012

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

  • Muslim medic spends her career mending fellow Soldiers, preconceptions

    Sep 13, 2012

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

  • Stryker Soldier awarded Bronze Star for valor

    Sep 13, 2012

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

  • Military couple avert Soldier's suicide attempt

    Sep 13, 2012

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

  • West Point Branch Week offers education, mentorship for cadets

    Sep 13, 2012

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

  • Army exchange program enhances engineer's career

    Sep 13, 2012

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

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

    Sep 12, 2012

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

  • Soldiers, NHRA race team swap roles

    Sep 10, 2012

    As the saying goes, to really understand someone, walk a mile their shoes. That was the idea underlying a crew swap between Soldiers at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., and the Cruz Pedregon Racing team, of the National Hotrod Racing Association.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • 'Capital Guardians' respond to needs of nation

    Sep 10, 2012

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

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

    Sep 10, 2012

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

  • Army Paralympic shooter helps pioneer prosthesis

    Sep 6, 2012

    A sharpshooter who competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games this week also helped develop an innovative prosthesis that has helped countless wounded warriors.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest seeks to recondition Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.

  • N.C. Guard Soldier runs 100 miles in honor of fallen comrades

    Sep 6, 2012

    A lone runner pushed herself through desert heat and dust to finish her 24-hour quest: 100 miles in remembrance of fellow Soldiers who have died in the war on terror.

  • 'Golden Hour Box' developer reflects on career

    Sep 4, 2012

    One of the men who helped to invent a "box" that could save lives on the battlefield said he joined the Army for "three years -- tops." That was 31 years ago.

  • CJTF-HOA members deliver 'care' to orphanage

    Sep 4, 2012

    Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Soldiers, forward-deployed to Ethiopia, delivered care packages to a local orphanage, Sept. 2, 2012.

  • Former Army cadet wins Paralympic silver

    Sep 4, 2012

    Former U.S. Military Academy cadet Jennifer Schuble won a silver medal in the 500-meter time trial paracycling event, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Olympic Park's Velodrome in London.

  • Missouri man sheds more than 100 pounds to enlist, graduate basic training

    Sep 4, 2012

    Pvt. David L. West II, who graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, 2012, lost more than 100 pounds to join the Army Jan. 31, 2012.

  • Old Guard, U.S. Army Band Soldiers perform at final 2012 Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 31, 2012

    Audience members rumbled with excitement as Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed the last U.S. Army Military District of Washington's "Twilight Tattoo" of the season, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Golden Knights Female 4-Way Team beats France by two in Czech Republic competition

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Golden Knights Female 4-Way Team, part of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, will bring home a gold medal for their performance in the Czech Republic.

  • Fort Huachuca Soldier, 2011 Army Athlete of Year selected to race again

    Aug 30, 2012

    First Lt. Charles "Chad" Ware, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, is at it again after being selected for the All-Army Team for the Army Ten-Miler and the Armed Forces Marathon Championship, which is run in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Ring ceremony links Class of 2013 with Long Gray Line

    Aug 29, 2012

    The tradition of wearing a class ring originated at the U.S. Military Academy in 1835 and continued Aug. 24, 2012, at Trophy Point with the Class of 2013, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Army gold medalist Hancock to visit White House with U.S. Olympic team

    Aug 28, 2012

    After the spotlight of the Olympic games in London, and another gold medal to add to the one he earned in Beijing just four years ago, Sgt. Vincent Hancock has come back to the United States and is now reaping accolades and recognition for his performance behind a Beretta DT10 shotgun.

  • Paralympians complete preparations in London

    Aug 28, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Paralympic team completed their team processing and remain focused amid growing anticipation for the 2012 Paralympic Games.

  • Dyson shatters 'brass ceiling' in Army Finance Corps

    Aug 28, 2012

    The first female finance officer to achieve the rank of major general has just been promoted, 92 years since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution tore down the last formal barrier to women's enfranchisement.

  • Warriors wed while deployed to Afghanistan

    Aug 28, 2012

    Weddings are generally associated with spring and summer, champagne and cake. They are new beginnings and grand celebrations with family and friends, not camouflage uniforms, mortar rounds and danger of hostile fire.

  • Wounded Warriors attend London Paralympics

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Olympic games may be over, but there is still a group of international athletes competing for gold in London and a select group of Soldiers are on hand to see the competition.

  • Apache pilot breaks bonds of earth

    Aug 28, 2012

    Although Chief Warrant Officer 2 Laura Tanski only officially slipped the bonds of earth as an Army aviator two years ago, the young woman from Michigan has been living in the clouds for most of her life.

  • West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

    Aug 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier witnesses daughter's birth on Skype

    Aug 24, 2012

    Thanks to technology, military families who are separated by thousands of miles, vast countries and even wars can be brought together in an instant with just the push of a button. For Jordyn Pritchard, a family member and new mom, taking advantage of that technology meant the difference between her deployed husband, Spc. Branden Pritchard being a part of the birth of the couples first child and missing out completely.

  • Paratrooper sculpture 'hallmark' of Airborne School

    Aug 22, 2012

    Passersby on Edwards Street may notice something new on the Fort Benning landscape. An abstract metal sculpture of a paratrooper with an open parachute was installed this summer on Eubanks Field, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Olson ready to make Paralympic history

    Aug 22, 2012

    Years of determination, hard work and resilience have led Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson to the cusp of making history at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

  • U.S. military athletes leave mark on London 2012 Olympic Games

    Aug 22, 2012

    More than 20 U.S. military athletes, coaches, training partners, family members and support personnel served as sports ambassadors to the world during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • IMCOM Pacific Teens gain valuable experience, make new friends at Youth Leadership Forum

    Aug 21, 2012

    High school students from several Pacific Region garrisons gathered at Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii, July 18-24, 2012, for the annual Pacific Youth Leadership Forum.

  • Vietnam vets join 21st Cav aviators for Hueys' final lift at Hood

    Aug 21, 2012

    Iconic, dependable, reliable, tough, a workhorse, an air cavalryman's steed. All were used to describe the UH-1 Iroquois, affectionately known as the "Huey," during its retirement ceremony, Aug. 18, 2012, at Robert Gray Army Airfield on Fort Hood, Texas, when the 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat) conducted a ceremonial airlift with the final three UH-1s remaining in the active-duty Army.

  • Diabetic beats odds, takes on Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 21, 2012

    On his third attempt, Staff Sgt. Shane Giltner, a diabetic Ear, Nose, and Throat technician at Schofield's Audiology Clinic, earned the Expert Field Medical Badge at Warrior Base, South Korea, near the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • 8th TSC EOD team defuses Maui bomb hoax

    Aug 20, 2012

    Three explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 74th EOD Company overcame time and distance to allow residents in a Maui neighborhood to return safely to their homes following a bomb scare Aug. 15, 2012.

  • Field Artillery unit welcomes first female battery commander

    Aug 20, 2012

    Growing up playing sports and being a part of the rowing team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Capt. Christina Payne has always enjoyed being a team player. But just being another team member wasn't her fate as she makes her mark on the Army.

  • West Point cadets waste no time studying waste-to-energy project

    Aug 17, 2012

    No one wants to waste a summer, particularly U.S. Military Academy cadets, who know all about making the most of their time. Ironically, a pair of West Pointers recently came to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to take part in a project that will study how to turn waste into energy on base camps.

  • AMC birthed from 'sweeping reorganization' to outfit today's soldiers

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fifty years ago, Leonard W. Hoelscher and Project 80 recommended "one of the most sweeping reorganizations in the history of the Department of Army."

  • Soldiers on Okinawa teach English, strengthen bonds with local youth community

    Aug 14, 2012

    It is a humid morning in Okinawa and Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group at Torii Station, Japan, make their way inside the Sobe Community Center in Yomitan Village. They welcome the coolness of the air-conditioner and notice the smiles and cheers from local Japanese students who are there to grasp the English language.

  • Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

    Aug 14, 2012

    Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion received their open-water scuba certification, July 22, 2012, as part of an ongoing outreach program supported by non-military organizations.

  • Military athletes at London games enjoy Army family support

    Aug 13, 2012

    U.S. military athletes at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, Aug. 12, 2012, had more than just fans cheering them on throughout the games.

  • Bowsher finishes 32nd in Olympic modern pentathlon

    Aug 13, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Dennis Bowsher finished 32nd in the Olympic men's modern pentathlon, a five-sports-in-one-day event, Aug. 11, 2012.

  • Nunn finishes 43rd in Olympic 50-k race walk

    Aug 12, 2012

    Staff Sgt. John Nunn worked his way forward in the final laps of the Olympic 50-kilometer race walk Aug. 11, 2012, to finish 43rd with a personal-best time of 4 hours, 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

  • Soldiers brief British youth at Windsor Castle

    Aug 9, 2012

    Seizing the opportunity to take a rest from the madness of the Olympic games, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit took time out to showcase the Army to the locals of Windsor, England, Aug. 8, 2012.

  • Lester finishes eighth in Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling

    Aug 8, 2012

    Team USA coaches did not recognize their wrestler as Spc. Justin "Harry" Lester as he finished eighth in the Olympic men's Greco-Roman 66-kilogram tournament, Aug. 7, 2012, at ExCel North Arena 2.

  • Vets gather at Arlington to mark 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal

    Aug 8, 2012

    Seventy years after the Aug. 7, 1942, start to what would be a brutal, six-month-long battle over an island in the South Pacific, veterans of Guadalcanal gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to their fellow Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen.

  • Hawaii Army National Guard test pilot ensures safe flights during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 8, 2012

    "Mahalo," or "thank you," the pilot said, after being handed a bottle of water from the rear of the aircraft. The kind nature of Hawaiian culture reinforced the unique mix of service members present at Southern Accord 12 in The Republic of Botswana, Africa.

  • Camp Zama's Bon Odori Festival strengthens friendship with local community

    Aug 7, 2012

    The 53rd annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, culminated Aug. 4, 2012, with more than a 1,000 people performing the moves of traditional Japanese dances in sync, circled around a large, ornate wooden tower erected at the installation's Rambler Field.

  • Army engineer finds BEST way to support students in robotics competition

    Aug 7, 2012

    PVC pipe, screws, an irrigation valve cover, an aluminum paint grid and a bicycle inner tube. What do they have in common? They're all part of a kit to build a robot according to Lucas Hunter, a mechanical engineer with the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Parker misses mark in Olympic shooting finale

    Aug 6, 2012

    Four-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker headed into the third round of the Olympic three-positions rifle competition, Aug. 6, 2012, just one shot out of medal contention, but finished 30th.

  • Byers' Greco-Roman Olympic day ends early

    Aug 6, 2012

    Army Greco-Roman wrestler Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers was eliminated from the Olympic heavyweight tournament after two matches, Aug. 6, 2012, at ExCel North Arena 2 in London.

  • London Games leave Mango dreaming about Rio

    Aug 6, 2012

    Sgt. Spenser Mango learned in London that much work must be done if he wants to medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Local community joins wounded warriors from U.S. Army in Europe, coalition forces in ride

    Aug 6, 2012

    Soldiers, family members, civilian employees and other military community members volunteered, rode, cheered and supported approximately 50 wounded warriors from the U.S., Germany, Romania, Norway, Poland, the U.K., Estonia and Latvia during Soldier Ride Germany community ride at Bostalsee, Germany, Aug. 4, 2012.

  • Szarenski closes out Olympic career

    Aug 5, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski competed Aug. 5, 2012, in the men's 50-meter free pistol competition, his last event as an Olympian.

  • Soldier watches wife win gold from across pond

    Aug 4, 2012

    As Jamie Gray was conquering her past demons in women's three-position rifle Aug. 4, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, her husband, Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, was glued to the couple's 17-inch computer monitor, watching a live stream of the event.

  • Two Army marksmen miss medal round by millimeters

    Aug 4, 2012

    The difference between shooting for an Olympic medal and watching from the stands came down to fractions of an inch for two U.S. Soldiers competing Aug. 3, 2012, in 50-meter prone rifle at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Army wife Gray wins Olympic gold in 3-positions rifle

    Aug 4, 2012

    Jamie Gray, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, won an Olympic gold medal in the women's 50-meter three-positions rifle event Aug. 4, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Former Women's Army Corps commandant dies at age 101

    Aug 2, 2012

    Former Women's Army Corps commandant and advocate for women's military service, Mary Louise Rasmuson, died July 30, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, at age 101.

  • Double trap shooters ambushed in London

    Aug 2, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond and Sgt. Glenn Eller fell short of their lofty expectations in the Olympic double-trap competition Wednesday at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Don't hold back: Only 4 chances remain to see Twilight Tattoo in 2012

    Aug 2, 2012

    Hundreds of local and international visitors to the National Capital Region watched the time honored military tradition of the "Twilight Tattoo" inside Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Conmy Hall, in Arlington Va., Aug. 1, 2012.

  • Army spouse comes up short in Olympic pistol event

    Aug 2, 2012

    Olympic shooter Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptatgrafft, competed in her second event at the London Olympics, Aug. 1, 2012, finishing in 28th place overall in women's 25-meter sport pistol at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Olympic experience resonates within commanding general

    Aug 1, 2012

    For Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the Olympic games are memories of past accomplishments and friendships.

  • Marine Sgt. Herring eliminated from Olympic boxing tourney

    Aug 1, 2012

    A brawler from Kazakhstan quickly ended the Olympic boxing tournament for U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jamel Herring.

  • Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Jul 31, 2012

    In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe journey

    Jul 31, 2012

    Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., helped members of the Quileute tribe move approximately 100 canoes out of the water at the completion of the tribe's two-week journey, July 29, 2012.

  • Army spouse competes in first medal event of London Olympics

    Jul 29, 2012

    In front of an enthusiastic crowd eager to witness presentation of the first medals of the London Olympic Games, Jamie Gray, wife of a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier, competed in women's 10-meter air rifle June 28 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Jitters get best of Uptagrafft in Olympic pistol debut

    Jul 29, 2012

    Despite having a difficult Olympic debut, Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft's experience in London, July 29, 2012, featured enough goose bumps and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Two-time Army Olympian teaches race walking on Today Show

    Jul 29, 2012

    Army Olympian Staff Sgt. John Nunn showed Americans how to race walk Monday morning on NBC's Today Show.

  • First Lady brings 'Let's Move' to London Games

    Jul 27, 2012

    First Lady Michelle Obama and a plethora of former and current U.S. Olympic stars helped musical performers entertain children July 27, 2012, during "Let's Move! London Tic-Toc."

  • Marine boxer hopes unique style will garner Olympic gold

    Jul 26, 2012

    After leading the U.S. boxing team in warm-ups Thursday, Marine Corps Sgt. Jamel Herring demonstrated the unique style and speed that may earn him an Olympic medal.

  • Nothing but business for Szarenski's fourth Olympic Games

    Jul 26, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski is taking a business-like approach to his fourth Olympic Games.

  • U.S. Army Cadets earn historic first: Foreign jump wings

    Jul 26, 2012

    More than 20 ROTC Cadets from colleges across the U.S. traveled to Spain in May as part of the U.S. Army ROTC's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program. Their mission was to teach Spanish soldiers conversational English. The additional plus for the Cadets was being able to jump with the Spanish airborne and earn their foreign jump wings.

  • Marksmanship unit Soldiers ready to continue Olympic tradition

    Jul 26, 2012

    When President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in 1956 he did so to raise the standards of marksmanship in the U.S. Army. But unit lore says that he really wanted to beat the Soviets in the Olympics and needed the best the military had to offer all fall under one command and train with each other.

  • GEMS + summertime science = fun

    Jul 25, 2012

    For the second year in a row the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is hosting the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts.

  • Olympics a family affair for two service members

    Jul 25, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, was an Olympian at the 1996 Atlanta games. Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft competed in four Olympic trials in Women's air and sport pistol, and left each one without a position on the Olympic team.

  • Veterans not out of their league under the sea

    Jul 25, 2012

    A dive school in Seattle says the commercial diving industry is "begging for vets."

  • Golden Knights decorate sky at air show

    Jul 24, 2012

    They are knights who wear flight suits instead of armor; Airborne Soldiers who jump into crowds instead of combat zones; whose mission is for entertainment -- not war.

  • After roller coaster ride, Soldiers excited to defend Olympic gold medals

    Jul 24, 2012

    One was labeled a prodigy after winning the world championship at the age of 16. The other was already a two-time Olympian and had won every match except for the big one.

  • Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence

    Jul 23, 2012

    A young researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has received top honors for scientific excellence.

  • World War II veteran, hero receives medals 67 years after heroic acts

    Jul 19, 2012

    John Krajeski says he is finally at peace. "I think I sleep better at night, now," he said, chuckling. "I wanted at least this recognition. It was something I needed to do before I went to my grave."

  • GEMS program brings science to life for youth

    Jul 19, 2012

    While a lesson in polymers was under way Fort Rucker, Ala., youth mixed glue and food-coloring in order to create a Silly Putty-like concoction at the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science laboratory, July 12, 2012.

  • The green-gray line of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Jul 19, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is looking for a few good Soldiers. Soldier admissions officer Maj. Ryan Liebhaber has 85 slots for active duty Soldiers and 85 slots for reserve-component Soldiers in every class.

  • Massachusetts town continues tradition of service to nation, supports Community Covenant

    Jul 18, 2012

    Braintree, Mass., became the 28th Massachusetts community and among more than 500 nationally to sign an Armed Forces Community Covenant in a July 18, 2012, ceremony at its 100-year-old town hall.

  • 9-year-old cancer patient takes flight

    Jul 17, 2012

    As he perched eagerly in a chair at the Fort Campbell flight simulator July 17, it would be easy to mistake 9-year-old Adam Crider for any other boy his age. His slightly shaggy blond hair and baby-blue eyes that light up as quickly as his infectious smile spreads across his face belie the 18-month battle Adam and his family have endured.

  • Wiesbaden community members join host nation neighbors in dragon boat races

    Jul 17, 2012

    This year marked the fourth time a team of Soldiers, civilians and family members from the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade competed in Wiesbaden's dragon boat races at the Schiersteiner Hafen Fest, and the fifth time a U.S. military community team joined the dragon boat competition.

  • Best Soldiers for the worst days: Medevac crews in Afghanistan save lives day, night

    Jul 17, 2012

    Nearly every time a medevac crew serving on Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan climbs into a Black Hawk and fasten their seat belts, they launch knowing someone is in pain, and may be dying.

  • World Class Athlete Program mission: Win the Olympics

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army created the World Class Athlete Program in 1997 with the explicit goal of competing, and winning medals, in the Olympic Games. Since its founding, 40 WCAP Soldiers have brought home gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals.

  • Army vessel rescues civilian sailor from sinking sailboat

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army Reserve vessel USAV Robert T. Kuroda, responded to a U.S. Coast Guard request for assistance in the rescue of a civilian on a disabled sailboat, near San Nicholas Island, Calif., July 9, 2012.

  • Fort Bliss hospital honors 106-year-old beneficiary

    Jul 16, 2012

    Willie Kucera, 106 years old, is living history. The World War II and the Korean War veteran is believed to be the oldest beneficiary in the William Beaumont Army Medical Center's region of care.

  • Army releases third quarter accident data

    Jul 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center data show the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 has been the deadliest yet this year regarding accidents, with 42 Soldiers lost between April 1 and June 30.

  • 10th Mountain Division veterans return to Italy

    Jul 12, 2012

    Nearly seven decades have passed since the U.S. Army's famed 10th Mountain Division received its initial baptism by fire in the rugged Apennine Mountains of northern Italy during World War II.