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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies

    Jul 12, 2012

    Christopher Doona of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, uses the tools of science to do battle against disease-causing microorganisms.

  • Gabe wins military hero dog award

    Jul 12, 2012

    Fort Jackson's Gabe will represent all armed forces dogs at the annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards banquet in Los Angeles later this year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Students fly 7,500 miles to compete in Army science competition

    Jul 11, 2012

    Students competing in the U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION science competition come from all over the United States. This year, for the first time, one team came from China. Flying almost 7,500 miles, the RADIANS team traveled to the National Judging & Education Event, held June 18-22, 2012.

  • Torii Station to hold first farmers market

    Jul 11, 2012

    Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan, will hold its first ever farmers market, July 13, 2012, offering fresh produce grown on the installation by local farmers.

  • Marksmanship Unit Soldier reinvents career, set to make history

    Jul 11, 2012

    Nine years after losing his leg in a rocket-propelled grenade attack while on patrol in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson has reinvented his Army career. Going from an Infantry squad leader to a wounded warrior, he is now a Paralympic shooter.

  • Kenyan-Americans make noise for Army at U.S. Olympic Track Trials

    Jul 10, 2012

    The "Kenyan Connection" made a lot of noise for the U.S. Army during the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

  • Broadway legend shares notes with Army Blues

    Jul 10, 2012

    The U.S. Army Blues collaborated with a Broadway great during Independence Day week, and the results were massive rhythms, blues and rhythm and blues.

  • Landscapers 'give back' to vets, fallen at Arlington

    Jul 9, 2012

    More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 9, 2012, for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and fallen service members.

  • 7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

    Jul 9, 2012

    The 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, had the opportunity to dive at the USS Arizona Memorial, June 28, 2012.

  • Division West lassoes rodeo personalities for Fort Hood visit

    Jul 6, 2012

    Division West hosted rodeo announcer Charlie Throckmorton and a few other Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association personalities and Belton Chamber of Commerce members for a "rodeo appreciation day" at Fort Hood, Texas, July 5, 2012.

  • Gary Sinise visits Soldiers, families at Fort Rucker

    Jul 5, 2012

    Before his scheduled appearance at Freedom Fest actor Gary Sinise made a few unexpected visits to Soldiers and family members, July 2, 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers employee helps save 3 swimmers N.C.

    Jul 5, 2012

    Mark Preisser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center coastal and hydraulics lab engineering tech, helped save three people from drowning in the Atlantic Ocean near Duck, N.C.

  • Community has good, clean fun during mud run

    Jul 5, 2012

    More than 500 participants tested their tolerance for 'dirty water' in the annual Mud Run series, June 30, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Parker looks to make fourth time a charm in London

    Jul 3, 2012

    It happens to the best of them. Ask John Elway. Or Lebron James. Being at the top of their profession doesn't mean a championship comes right away. It takes perseverance and hard work.

  • Mickowski makes metric mile final at Olympic track trials

    Jul 3, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Capt. John Mickowski came up 400 meters short in his bid for a berth in the London Olympic Games.

  • Marne Week returns to Fort Stewart

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division hosted "Marne Week" for the first time since 2006, bringing together units from across the Marne Division to compete in various athletic events.

  • Research lab chief scientist gains presidential recognition

    Jul 1, 2012

    The chief scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, received a Presidential Rank Award, along with three other U.S. Army Materiel Command awardees.

  • High school scholars visit NSRDEC

    Jun 29, 2012

    Thirteen students from the Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, June 26, 2012, to learn a little bit about what goes on there.

  • TRADOC officer experiences life in Australia as liaison officer

    Jun 28, 2012

    The opportunity to travel abroad and experience foreign cultures such as Australia may only be a dream for some, but not for Maj. Trent Upton, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's liaison officer to the Australian Army's Forces Command Headquarters -- where he has spent the last eight months at a place called Paddington.

  • Kenyan-American runners represent U.S. Army in Olympic Trials finals

    Jun 28, 2012

    The "Kenyan Connection" struck twice for the U.S. Army June 25 at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials as Spc. Augustus Maiyo qualified for the 3,000-meter steeplechase final and Spc. Robert Cheseret qualified for the 5,000-meter final which runs this evening.

  • Johnson presents award for heroic rescue mission

    Jun 27, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general presented the Department of Defense's highest civilian award to a South Korean train engineer who gave his life trying to save stranded American Soldiers during the Korean War.

  • Pair of first-time Olympians ready for the spotlight

    Jun 27, 2012

    They've pictured themselves there, in Olympic Stadium, walking through the tunnel out into the open air in front of thousands in the stands and millions watching on television.

  • Smartphone app coming for Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 27, 2012

    A new smartphone app, due out this fall, will be able to provide a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery, list events there and help visitors locate gravesites.

  • Korean War veterans remember Battle of Chipyong-ni

    Jun 26, 2012

    Chipyong-ni was a little known mountain village in South Korea until a battle there changed the momentum of the Korean War and made an indelible mark in military history.

  • Team USA loaded with Soldiers for London Olympic Games

    Jun 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program will send its strongest contingent of athletes and coaches to the 2012 Olympic Games in London since the program's inception in 1997.

  • Naval Postgraduate School honors NCO with university's top Army student award

    Jun 26, 2012

    Master Sgt. Jim Monroe, a recent Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis graduate, became the first-ever noncommissioned officer to receive the university's top Army student award.

  • Chirlee finishes 15th in 10,000 meters at U.S. Olympic Trials

    Jun 25, 2012

    Downpour conditions perfectly suited for Oregon Ducks did not fare well for U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runner Spc. Joseph Chirlee, a naturalized citizen from Marakwet, Kenya.

  • Ceremony marks Audie Murphy's birthday

    Jun 25, 2012

    Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members from across the country gathered at the grave of America's most-decorated World War II Soldier, June 20, 2012, for a wreath-laying ceremony on what would have been the Medal of Honor recipient's 88th birthday.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get to be 'Soldier for a Day'

    Jun 22, 2012

    Spouses at Fort Bragg, N.C., took part in Soldier for a Day, June 14, 2012, which was coordinated by Army Community Service to give spouses access to some of the activities that their Soldiers encounter daily.

  • Soldier's instincts, fast actions help save life

    Jun 21, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Kinzie's instincts kicked into action as he noticed something wrong along a Virginia highway, which helped save the life of Virginia Senior Trooper Mike Hamer.

  • Ranger seeks to help veterans, animals

    Jun 20, 2012

    Retired Staff Sgt. Joseph Trainor's personal journey as an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran inspired him to create a nonprofit organization to reach out to other veterans while saving the lives of animals.

  • Students challenged with West Point experience

    Jun 19, 2012

    Exhausted but enriched by the experience, the second and final group of rising high school seniors departed West Point June 15, 2012, after completing the week-long Summer Leaders Seminar.

  • NCO speaks of Army as 'home' during Army birthday celebration

    Jun 18, 2012

    In less than seven years Staff Sgt. Sharalis Canales has transformed herself from a homeless New York City resident to a well-respected noncommissioned officer at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Effort puts faces with names of state's fallen

    Jun 18, 2012

    At an Armed Forces Day Welcome Home Parade in Richmond. Va., Chief Warrant Officer 5 Candis R. Martin was one of several people who joined the procession carrying large banners displaying an image -- hers showing a smiling, Stetson-wearing son, 1st Lt. Thomas M. Martin.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground police carry torch for Special Olympics

    Jun 18, 2012

    Police officers from the Aberdeen Proving Ground Directorate of Emergency Services continued their support of the Special Olympics of Maryland Summer Games with their participation in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay, June 5, 2012.

  • For 40 years, fallen Soldier's sister connects cities to Army units

    Jun 15, 2012

    Linda Patterson was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno during a Twilight Tattoo, May 23, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Wounded warrior to represent WCAP athletes at 237th Army Birthday ball

    Jun 14, 2012

    Thanks to his father, Master Sgt. Edward O'Neil believes in hard work. After having his leg amputated due to an improvised explosive device in Iraq, that hard work helped him become a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • 90-year-old WWII, Vietnam veteran prepares for first Army Ball

    Jun 14, 2012

    He spent 30 years in the Army and fought in two wars. This weekend, Melvin Bryant, 90, will attend his first Army Ball.

  • Class rallies around autistic student

    Jun 14, 2012

    When the Miles family to Fort Jackson, S.C., with 8-year-old Chad, who is autistic, they did not know what to expect.

  • 'Big bannana boat' Dredge Thompson takes final voyage on Mississippi River

    Jun 13, 2012

    After more than 65 years of service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge William A. Thompson began it's final trip down the Mississippi River, headed from Fountain City, Wis., to its final destination in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

  • Prison guards: Life on the other side of the bars

    Jun 13, 2012

    Military Police are known for enforcing military law and regulating traffic, but a small fraction of them do something very different: guard the military's prisons.

  • Normandy monument dedicated to Maj. Richard Winters

    Jun 12, 2012

    Along the causeway to Utah Beach stands a new monument to combat leadership, dedicated June 6, 2012, in memory of Maj. Richard Winters, who led paratroopers from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the D-Day landings.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit shooter grabs last Olympic spot

    Jun 12, 2012

    A U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier locked down the final spot on the U.S. Olympic shooting team June 11, 2012, with a dominating performance at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Pool International Range Complex.

  • Liberty Ride offers American cyclists glimpses of WWII

    Jun 12, 2012

    More than 60 Americans took part in a three-day ride that began June 1, 2012, passing through many towns and villages that withstood the horrors of World War II during the summer of 1944.

  • World Class Athlete Program Soldiers get set for U.S. Olympic Track Field trials

    Jun 12, 2012

    Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program recently posted strong performances in preparation for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, scheduled for June 22 through July 1, 2012, in Eugene, Ore.

  • 'Old Guard' Soldiers, horses assist wounded warriors with therapeutic riding

    Jun 12, 2012

    Therapeutic Riding Program uses Soldiers and horses from the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), to provide equine assisted therapy for Wounded Warriors and military veterans.

  • Soldier hands out care packages to Afghan National Army troops

    Jun 11, 2012

    A U.S. Army Soldier recently helped his battalion's partnership program by handing out care packages to Afghan National Army soldiers at Camp Miawon.

  • Soldier, battle buddy complete four-day, 100-mile road march for charity

    Jun 11, 2012

    Even though cancer survivor Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Kelly possesses only a fraction of the physical abilities he once had, he complete a four-day, 100-mile road march June 4, 2012, in support of cancer research.

  • Monument dedicated to honor fallen heroes in Korea

    Jun 8, 2012

    Senior military officials dedicated a monument June 8, 2012, to the American troops and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army who have died defending freedom in South Korea since the Korean War Armistice was signed.

  • Soldier serves with big heart, helps Afghan children

    Jun 7, 2012

    On one blustery Sunday morning, Spc. Helen Jeschow is enfolded in a bright blue wave of burqas the minute she walks through the gate, as women enveloped head-to-toe in the traditional garb of the region rush to greet her.

  • Army salutes D-Day vets at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 7, 2012

    Close to three thousand visitors to the Nation's Capital joined the Under Secretary of the Army in saluting World War II veterans on the 68th anniversary of D-Day during a "Twilight Tattoo" at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Field, in Arlington Va.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers build resilience through art

    Jun 7, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Maria Rodriguez focused intently on the ceramic basketball bank in front of her. The 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade Soldier was careful to keep the black lines straight as she painted.

  • Warriors of yesterday, today commemorate D-Day together

    Jun 6, 2012

    When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone.

  • Westphal meets those charged with protecting, preserving Army history

    Jun 5, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited the U.S. Army Center of Military History's Museum Support Center Facility to gain situational awareness and view the impressive collection of over 16,000 pieces of American history housed in the state-of-the-art facility.

  • Black Lions reunited after 40-year separation

    Jun 5, 2012

    At Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade, formally transferred authority of eastern Paktika Province to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, June 5.

  • Natick becoming more green

    Jun 5, 2012

    This close to Boston, green is a popular color -- especially with the Celtics making an unexpectedly strong run in the NBA playoffs. When people talk "green" at the Natick Soldier Systems Center these days, however, they could just as easily be discussing the environment as basketball.