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  • Medical Enlisted Corps celebrate 125 years

    Mar 1, 2012

    Though the Medical Enlisted Corps was formally established as the Hospital Corps on March 1, 1887, their history dates back to the Revolutionary War.

  • Life as first African-American female POW

    Feb 29, 2012

    It was shortly after dawn on the morning of March 23, 2003, and it was already the worst day of Spc. Shoshana Johnson's life.

  • Korean War hero receives upgraded headstone

    Feb 29, 2012

    Military leaders, island representatives, family and friends of the late Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano participated in the unveiling of the headstone that now bears a Medal of Honor inscription, in a solemn ceremony Feb. 27, 2012, at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hawaii.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground facility restores Army treasures

    Feb 28, 2012

    When the U.S. Army Center of Military History has a priceless artifact in need of restoration it calls on a group of professional machinists and fabricators located here at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team feels like 'America's Team'

    Feb 28, 2012

    Cpl. Matt Kinsey says he plays for the newest version of "America's Team" -- the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, now practicing at the Washington Nationals spring training camp.

  • New coin honors Infantry

    Feb 24, 2012

    Each of the 174 Infantrymen who graduated Feb. 17, 2012, at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Fort Benning, Ga., received a 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar.

  • First African-American Tomb Guard recalls journey

    Feb 24, 2012

    In honor of African-American History Month, Fred Moore, the first African-American Tomb Guard, recalled his journey from serving as a firing party member in Honor Guard Company in 1960, to making history a year later.

  • Injured medic rejoins Soldier she treated

    Feb 24, 2012

    A combat medic who treated a Soldier in Afghanistan found herself in a role reversal after she was injured a week later and brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center where the Soldier she treated is also recovering.

  • Capture of first African-American female POW

    Feb 23, 2012

    Shoshana "Shana" Johnson will never forget March 23, 2003 -- not because it was the day she reluctantly became famous, but because it was the day she was cruelly thrust into the annals of history.

  • Expert shares tips for battling bullies

    Feb 21, 2012

    Barbara Coloroso, best-selling author and recognized expert in the areas of parenting, teaching, conflict resolution and bullying, visited Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 27, 2012.

  • Third Army father, son serve together

    Feb 21, 2012

    For many service members, deploying overseas results in an extended period of time away from loved ones. During these moments, troops often need support from their friends and families more than ever. For one Third Army father and son, deploying has brought them as close as they have ever been.

  • 51-year-old mom holds her own during Basic Combat Training

    Feb 17, 2012

    When Sgt. Sandra Coast graduates from Basic Combat Training on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., she officially begins her Army career, at 51 years old.

  • Vietnam vet awarded Silver Star after 45 years

    Feb 17, 2012

    An Alaska Vietnam veteran is awarded the Silver Star -- 45 years after earning it.

  • Former 82nd paratrooper returns to Fort Bragg to see final jump

    Feb 17, 2012

    Robert "Bobby" Ricketson came back to Fort Bragg, N.C.,to fulfill a dying wish -- to see paratroopers jump from their aircraft one last time.

  • Preserving legacy of African-American Soldiers

    Feb 15, 2012

    George Hardy Jr. started collecting World War II memorabilia associated with African-Americans about seven years ago, and his collection now includes hundreds of photographs, three distinct uniform displays, Soldiers' personal effects and even a replica radio playing 1940s-era music.

  • Soldier earns USA Wrestler of Week title

    Feb 15, 2012

    Greco-Roman wrestler Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers won a record sixth heavyweight title at the 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International and was subsequently named Wrestler of the Week for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2012, by USA Wrestling.

  • First African-American Fort Myer commander still considers post home

    Feb 14, 2012

    Retired Maj. Gen. Harvey Williams still has a yearning for on-post life. He once was the post commander.

  • Valentine's Day in Afghanistan

    Feb 14, 2012

    A Soldier gets a care package in the mail. The package is from his wife. As she insisted, he waits until Valentine's Day to open it.

  • From combat boots to dancing shoes

    Feb 13, 2012

    By now, most of America has heard of J.R. Martinez, the veteran-turned-actor-turned-dancer who amazed "Dancing with the Stars" judges as he waltzed, jived and tangoed his way into the hearts of viewers across the country.

  • Wounded Warrior focuses on future after Army

    Feb 10, 2012

    Operation Warfighter is a temporary assignment internship program at Fort Sill, Okla., that is helping Staff Sgt. Louis Thompson focus on his future.

  • 2011 Photo of Year credit to Soldier's passion, dedication

    Feb 9, 2012

    Sgt. Breanne Pye's silhouette photo of a Soldier in Afghanistan was voted the best photo in the 2011 Year in Photos compilation.

  • Bye bye BCGs: New glasses issued to trainees

    Feb 8, 2012

    Military recruits who wear glasses won't be issued S9s or "birth control glasses" anymore -- the nickname given to the iconic glasses because many service members believe that while wearing the frames, it is impossible to appear attractive.

  • Fort Bragg pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

    Feb 7, 2012

    Capt. Brendan P. Murphy, of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Brigade, distinguished himself as the Air Mission Command and pilot in command of a CH-47D helicopter, Sept. 5, 2010, during Operation Enduring Freedom X, in Afghanistan.

  • Soldier performs selfless act of generosity

    Feb 7, 2012

    Capt. Brendan Graham, a pathologist at San Antonio Military Medical Center donated half of the $47,602 he won on 'Jeopardy' to three charities.

  • Former Israeli soldier finds footing in National Guard

    Feb 7, 2012

    Last summer, near the Sea of Galilee in the northern Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Adi, Daniel J. Houten finished up routine repairs on an Israeli Army M113 armored personnel carrier. As he shut the hood, he also closed the door on another chapter in his life.

  • Tuskegee Airman shares history with deploying Soldiers

    Feb 6, 2012

    More than 60 Army Reserve Soldiers attended a meet-and-greet with a local member of the Second World War's famed Tuskegee Airmen, Jan. 27, 2012, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • They began life hard but both now serve as role models

    Feb 3, 2012

    When Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Shawn Michael Hibbard was was paired with all-star football player Eli Harold for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, they found they shared similar hardships from the past, along with similar aspirations for the future.

  • Dustoff crew wins Air/Sea Rescue award for mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 2, 2012

    An aviation crew with C Company "Dustoff," Task Force Phoenix, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, recently earned an Army Aviation Association of America National Award for a mission conducted in June 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

  • 'Pale Riders' recognize Soldiers for valor, courage

    Feb 2, 2012

    The "Pale Riders" 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conducted an awards ceremony, honoring their troops for acts of valor and courage while deployed to Afghanistan, at Fort Riley, Kan., Jan. 25, 2012.

  • Soldier athletes compete for Olympics

    Feb 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program provides outstanding Soldier athletes from all Army components the support and training they need to compete and succeed in national and international competitions while maintaining military careers.

  • Scouts test their skills during Wiesbaden's Klondike Derby

    Jan 31, 2012

    There was not enough room for Boy Scout Troop 107 of Wiesbaden, Germany, in this year's Klondike Derby in Kandersteg, Switzerland, but they did not give up. In true Scout fashion, they created their own Klondike Derby.

  • Panetta, Dempsey: Chiarelli inspired all

    Jan 31, 2012

    The Defense Department and the Army said goodbye today to a general known for his leadership and his innovation, but who may be best remembered for his focus on advancing brain injury treatment and mental health care.

  • Recovery mission to begin this spring in North Korea

    Jan 27, 2012

    Members of the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command are preparing for their first mission to North Korea in seven years to search for remains of missing U.S. Korean War veterans, a defense official reported.

  • Dental company commander brings lifetime of knowledge

    Jan 26, 2012

    After 21 years away from the Army and retiring from dentistry in the civilian sector, Daniel P. Alston returned to serve in the Army Reserve, and now commands the 143rd Dental Company (Area Support) Forward as a lieutenant colonel.

  • Bradley gunnery provides rare opportunity for female Soldier

    Jan 26, 2012

    Maj. Julie D'Annunzio became one of the first females to ever complete Bradley fighting vehicle gunnery, a combat position that is normally a male-only event.

  • Pittsburgh World War II veteran receives Purple Heart

    Jan 25, 2012

    Aaron Narvol, a World War II Veteran, received his Purple Heart nearly 70 years after being wounded by enemy fire during a battle in April of 1942.

  • Army race walker makes U.S. Olympic Team with 50K

    Jan 25, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Staff Sgt. John Nunn is once again an Olympian. Nunn earned a berth in the London Olympic Games by winning the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for 50K Race Walk with a time of 4 hours, 4 minutes, 41 seconds in Santee, Calif., on Jan. 22, 2012.

  • From Soldier to physician at Natick

    Jan 24, 2012

    Spc. Hedrick Porrata of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center realized his lifelong dream to become a doctor by passing the medical board recently in Worcester, Mass.

  • Yama Sakura 61 Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Jan 24, 2012

    The annual Yama Sakura in Japan offered U.S. Soldier a unique cultural experience designed to strengthen relationships between U.S. personnel and their Japanese counterparts.

  • Army Corps doesn't play shell games with turtle protection

    Jan 24, 2012

    Every time the Corps begins a beach project, it takes measures to protect sea turtles that comply with environmental policies established by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

  • Author, World War II vets remember 'Operation: PLUM'

    Jan 23, 2012

    A military author, World War II veterans, military and community leaders around Savannah, Ga., gathered to remember the men of the 27th Bombardment Group, which returned home with only 30 percent of their men after World War II.

  • Wounded Warrior headed to Paralympic Games

    Jan 23, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is the first active-duty Soldier to be nominated for the Paralympic Games and first active-duty service member to ever be nominated to compete in shooting sports at the games.

  • Wounded warriors gather for Army Warrior Games shooting camp

    Jan 20, 2012

    Twenty five wounded Soldiers came to El Paso and Fort Bliss, Texas, from different installations to participate in the Warrior Games Shooting Training Camp, Jan. 11-14, 2012.

  • U.S. Army Field Band has big plans for 2012

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Army Field Band has quite a lineup scheduled for 2012, with performances ranging from Arkansas to Iowa and a lot in between.

  • Tragedy strengthens bond between brothers

    Jan 19, 2012

    Staff Sgt.'s Andrew and Tim Payne, the youngest of four boys from Buffalo, N.Y., have always been close, and a horrible circumstance brought them even closer.

  • Corps of Engineers workers deliver donations to Kabul orphans

    Jan 18, 2012

    Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees distributed two dozen boxes of donated jackets, hats, gloves and other winter clothes to a large orphanage on Jan. 14, 2012, a day when heavy snow fell and the temperature reached 32 degrees in the Afghan capital.

  • Football referee urges remembrance of military

    Jan 18, 2012

    Raul Mendoza officiates football all over south Texas, from Pop Warner up through high school, but his favorite game is the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Team Bliss cloth diaper brigade shows how to save green

    Jan 17, 2012

    Walk down the baby aisle of your local grocery store and you will see shelves stacked from top to bottom with disposable diapers. Huggies, Pampers and store brand names, ranging from newborn up to size six or more.

  • Army expert receives national recognition for combating sexual assault

    Jan 17, 2012

    A military professional from the U.S. Army Law Enforcement community will be recognized in a big way this April for his significant contributions in combating sexual assault and violence against women.

  • Calway leads military runners in U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

    Jan 17, 2012

    Capt. Kelly Calway carved five minutes off her personal best and led all military runners with a 25th-place finish in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials Jan. 14, 2012.

  • From business suits to combat boots

    Jan 16, 2012

    One in four Congress members has previously served in the United States military. However, very few congressmen leave public office to serve in the armed forces.

  • NCOs of the U.S. Army Parachute Team: Knights of the Sky

    Jan 13, 2012

    While the Navy's Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds highlight their officer corps by placing officers in key positions, the demonstrators of the U.S. Army Golden Knights are all enlisted.

  • Soldiers, professional athletes share threat from brain injuries

    Jan 12, 2012

    When Don Lee relaxes on his couch at home to take in the NFL playoffs on TV, chances are he watches the games a little bit differently than most people.

  • Soldiers, NCOs maintain professionalism throughout repeal of 'dont ask, don't tell'

    Jan 11, 2012

    Nearly five months after the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers have maintained their professionalism throughout the process.

  • Special Ops Soldiers provide mentorship to football players

    Jan 10, 2012

    The stars did shine bright deep in the heart of Texas, Jan. 7, 2012, as some of the top high school football players in the country and some of the top Army Soldier Heroes teamed up for the 12th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in the Alamodome.

  • Empowering wounded warriors to establish 'new normal'

    Jan 9, 2012

    Halfway along a 24-mile bike route through the German countryside of Rheinland Pfalz, Staff Sgt. Barry Homberg took a break from pedaling to refuel and reflect on a journey that had been longer than the 11 miles he'd already pedaled that crisp autumn day.

  • Wounded Big Red One Soldier continues to serve Army family

    Jan 9, 2012

    For one 1st Infantry Division Soldier, his love for his family and his country led him into an Army recruiter's office, onto basic training, up the road to Fort Riley, Kan., and around the world to Afghanistan.

  • Prior-service contractors help save Soldier's life

    Jan 9, 2012

    Two prior-service contractors in Afghanistan helped save the life of a Soldier struck by a sniper.

  • Army Research Laboratory scientist's past inspires STEM workshop for women

    Jan 9, 2012

    Melanie Will-Cole served as an example for would-be scientists during the Young Women in Science and Engineering College and Career Workshop at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Picatinny building renovation uncovers World War II-era artwork

    Jan 6, 2012

    Construction workers who have been preparing a building at Picatinny Arsenal for renovation in the general vicinity of Navy Hill have uncovered a visual time capsule in the form of World War II-era artwork hidden behind sheet rock.

  • Wounded warriors, student athletes share common bonds

    Jan 5, 2012

    High school football stars and a few of the U.S. Army's finest were joined by wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center here in San Antonio. The crew gathered at the Alamodome to enjoy a Kick, Punt, Pass event in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl taking place Saturday.

  • Barry Sanders Jr. to blaze own path at All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2012

    Barry Sanders Jr. says he feels no pressure to live up to standards established by his father, the third-leading rusher in NFL history.

  • Cadet, All-American Bowl band alum provides mentorship to band members

    Jan 4, 2012

    Cadet Abel Alvarado, a 2009 member of the All-American Bowl marching band, is sharing his experiences with this year's band as both a former performer and now as a member of Army ROTC.

  • Recruiter stands strong with family during tragedy

    Jan 3, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Josefino Manahan stood by the Utanes family long after one of them he enlisted was killed in a traffic accident.

  • Spc. Megan Henry takes 'World-Class' shot at Olympics

    Jan 3, 2012

    It's not your everyday sleigh ride. Sliding headfirst down an icy trail at speeds in excess of 80 mph is 'like jumping out of an airplane without leaving the ground,' according to Spc. Megan Henry.

  • Cadet's high school career on crescendo leading All-American Bowl band

    Jan 3, 2012

    Michael Thompson, a senior at Miami Sunset Senior High School, Fla., is the drum major for the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band. He's also the first Army Junior ROTC Cadet to hold the position.

  • Citizen scientists key to success for Bald Eagle survey

    Jan 3, 2012

    A key annual event in the recovery of Bald Eagle populations takes place Jan. 4-18, 2012, when hundreds of citizen scientists join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and take to the field for the 34th annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey.

  • Young woman loses 84 pounds to become Soldier

    Jan 2, 2012

    Seventeen months after first stepping into the Gainesville, Fla., recruiting station and after losing 84 pounds, Pvt. Allison Scarbrough proved she was ready to be Army Strong.

  • From 'Rocket Boy' to Vietnam

    Jan 1, 2012

    As a young man in the '60s, Homer Hickam was idealistic and eager to experience what he thought would be the adventure of war. But if someone asked him to go secure a hill today, he joked, he would just sit back and ask for another gin and tonic.

  • Remote-controlled lifesavers

    Jan 1, 2012

    When Ernest Fessenden sent his brother Staff Sgt. Chris Fessenden a remote-controlled truck in Afghanistan, he hoped that the truck would help keep his brother safe. It did that and more.

  • Former 'Screaming Eagle' paratrooper remembers post's final jump school class

    Dec 28, 2011

    Lt. Michael McKee graduated from the airborne school at Fort Campbell, Ky., in December of 1961, before the school moved to Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Soldiers complete documentation of Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 28, 2011

    Soldiers with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), photographed and documented the location of every tombstone, grave marker and cremation site in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 23, 2011.

  • Army spouse finishes half triathlon, sets sights on full triathlon

    Dec 27, 2011

    For Lisa McCombs, a former U.S. Army engineer officer with the 62nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas, it was truly a thrill to add a half triathlon to her list of accomplishments in 2011.

  • Army Reservist wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 27, 2011

    Army Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal, a former active-duty Soldier and current military wife and mother, added Operation Rising Star winner to her repertoire Dec. 17, 2011, at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Captain measures success by her positive impact on others

    Dec 27, 2011

    When first comparing Capt. Angela Chipman to Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus, there aren't many similarities. She doesn't have a big white beard, a red suit and doesn't rely on reindeer to get from one place to the other.

  • Four Soldiers win national wrestling championships at U.S. Open

    Dec 26, 2011

    Four U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers won national championships Dec. 16-17, 2011, at the 2011 U.S. Open in Arlington, Texas.

  • Combat medic demonstrates resiliency

    Dec 22, 2011

    Despite losing her leg to an improvised explosive device, Spc. Ashley Jones remains upbeat and plans to continue to serve in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

  • World War II veterans lay wreaths, remember Battle of Bulge

    Dec 22, 2011

    Fifteen veterans from the largest and bloodiest battle of World War II surrounded a granite memorial dedicated to their service in the Battle of the Bulge and their fallen comrades at Fort Meade, Md., Dec. 15, 2011.

  • 14th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop delivers

    Dec 22, 2011

    The children of Levine Children's Hospital suffer from serious illnesses including cancer and leukemia, yet were all smiles when Soldiers, Airmen and Carolina Panther players visited the hospital, Dec. 19, 2011.

  • Widow supports families of fallen at Survivor Outreach Services office

    Dec 21, 2011

    Malia Fry, a Marine widow whose husband was killed in Anbar province, Iraq, now works part-time with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors out of the Survivor Outreach Services office at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Toy Drop becomes a family affair

    Dec 21, 2011

    During the 14th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop Dec. 10, 2011, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Vallade and his son, Army Sgt. Joseph Vallade, both Fort Bragg paratroopers, jumped from an aircraft together for the first time and earned Thai army jump wings.

  • Child Development Center opens after $9 million in improvements

    Dec 20, 2011

    The Beachwood Child Development Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., reopened Dec. 6, 2011, after $9 million in improvements.

  • 101st honors WWII Belgian nurse who saved Americans

    Dec 20, 2011

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, flew to Brussels Dec. 8, 2011, to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge on what is referred to as "Nuts Day," complete with tours, parades and awards.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers give gift of written word to local students

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with Fort Stewart's 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, dressed up as characters from their favorite holiday stories and read Christmas stories to the students as part of the battalion's adopt-a-school community outreach program.

  • Pilot's pinnacle promotion bittersweet

    Dec 15, 2011

    When the aviation community's newest chief warrant officer five, Kyle Hill, received his rank Dec. 1, 2011, he knew the promotion was bittersweet.

  • 'True miracle' helps light Fort Hood tree

    Dec 15, 2011

    Lights shined brightly in the East Atrium during the annual III Corps and Fort Hood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7, 2011, but the glow on one set of parent's faces shone even brighter as they watched their little girl help the commanding general light the Christmas tree.

  • 101st Airborne remembers Soldiers of Gander crash

    Dec 14, 2011

    Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division held a memorial service Dec. 12, 2011, for 248 troops who were killed returning from the Sanai in the Gander crash, Dec. 14, 1985.

  • WWE Superstars, Divas surprise Soldiers at work

    Dec 14, 2011

    More than twenty WWE Superstars and Divas went around Fort Bragg, N.C., taking pictures and signing autographs for Soldiers and families leading up to their free "Tribute to the Troops" show Dec. 11, 2011, at the Crowne Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • West Point's new Army Mule Mascots Ranger III, Stryker assume duties

    Dec 13, 2011

    Ranger III and Stryker, the two new Army Mule Mascots made their public debut at at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., during a ceremony Dec. 8, 2011, at Michie Stadium. The two new Army Mule Mascots were welcomed by the Corps of Cadets while Raider and Ranger II were officially retired from service.

  • Employees break depot's Toys for Tots record

    Dec 13, 2011

    This year Red River Depot in Texas broke its own Toys for Tots record as members donated 500 bicycles, over 1,350 toys, 6,200 non-perishable food items and $875 in monetary contributions.

  • Dancing with Stars champ returns to Campbell

    Dec 12, 2011

    J.R. Martinez, ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" winner and former 101st Airborne Division member, returned to Fort Campbell, Ky., to not only visit with Soldiers and families, but to also deliver a message.

  • Detroit Arsenal participates in Wreaths Across America

    Dec 12, 2011

    More than 100 people, including leadership from the Detroit Arsenal, participated in a Wreaths Across America ceremony in New Baltimore, Mich., Dec. 10, 2011, by placing wreaths adorned with red bows and American flags on cemetery markers of fallen veterans.

  • Marne Division families, friends remember their fallen

    Dec 11, 2011

    Fort Stewart Soldiers, families, and Soldiers came together Dec. 10, 2011, to honor the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the War on Terror. The 439 trees that line the Marne Division's Warriors Walk each received a wreath during the annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony.

  • Thousands lay wreaths at nation's cemetery

    Dec 10, 2011

    As part of a tradition now 20 years old, thousands of volunteers showed up early morning at Arlington National Cemetery to place wreaths at the gravestones of those buried there.

  • Soldier earns German medal for saving ally's life

    Dec 9, 2011

    In combat, it doesn't make a difference what language your allies speak -- every Soldier who fights alongside you is like a brother, said a German who was saved by Americans in Afghanistan.

  • Eighth Army Band to play at Korea's premier venue

    Dec 8, 2011

    The Eighth Army Band is scheduled to perform its annual holiday concert at South Korea's premier concert venue Dec. 18, 2011.

  • Army football: Q&A with wide receiver Austin Barr

    Dec 8, 2011

    Last season had a different vibe to it as Army approached its big rivalry game with Navy with a bowl game in its back pocket and a 6-5 record. This year, the Black Knights are 3-8 after a season where a youth movement, costly mistakes in close games and injuries to important players kept them from fulfilling last year's promise.

  • USACE repairs Harbor of Refuge Breakwater

    Dec 7, 2011

    The Harbor of Refuge Breakwater and its historic lighthouse off Cape Henlopen, Del. are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This year, the breakwater received much needed repairs through a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District project.

  • Engineering unique tastes at West Point

    Dec 6, 2011

    West Point chemical engineering cadets and members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Club work in the "West Point Chocolate Factory," exploring the science behind making the most amazing chocolate.

  • Support center is 'oasis' for wounded warriors, families

    Dec 6, 2011

    The Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which was completely funded through civilian donations, offers wounded warriors and their families a place to connect and find emotional support, and to serve as a respite away from the rigors of recovery.


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