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  • The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

    Oct 14, 2014

    Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, California, and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last 365 days fighting for.

  • Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 30th anniversary

    Oct 12, 2014

    A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the race's 30th anniversary. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending in front of the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the nation's most iconic monuments.

  • All-Army team tops Brazilians in 30th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 12, 2014

    Brazilian Army runner Solonel Da Silva successfully defended his crown, Kerri Gallagher again led the women, and the U.S. Army won the international team title Sunday in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

  • Caisson Platoon: Solemn duty of honor and respect

    Oct 10, 2014

    Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), are already hard at work preparing the caisson horses for the day's solemn duties.

  • Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Rucker, Alabama, is doing what it can to improve the quality of life for wounded warriors, and people are welcome to join in and do their part by participating in this year's fall hunt to support those Soldiers.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • 150-year old Confederate diary gives up its secrets to volunteer code breaker

    Oct 8, 2014

    A university professor who is also a former government code breaker, and a retired college financial aid director teamed up to transcribe and decode the secrets in a 150-year old Confederate diary discovered in the collections of the New York State Military Museum, in Saratoga Springs, New York.

  • Hohenfels 'pumps' up awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2014

    With men in women's high heel pumps and women wearing combat boots, participants in the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program's "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" event trudged along the streets of Hohenfels, Germany, while people in passing cars cheered them on.

  • Army Ten-Milers urged to 'Run to Honor'

    Oct 7, 2014

    Participants in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler are encouraged to honor fallen Service members and their families through a social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • Wheelchair racer all about hard work as she competes against men at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Cupped in the rough hands of the Rocky Mountains, the track at Gerry Barry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened up to a cloudless sky, Oct. 2, 2014. A light chill clinging to the athletes as they lined their racing wheelchairs up at the starting line, the 100-meter dash was about to begin.

  • Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

    Oct 6, 2014

    "I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no obstacle stand in his path to practicing shooting an air rifle, to train for this year's Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army Reserve Soldier nominated for Nobel Prize

    Oct 3, 2014

    Sometimes people share their knowledge and experiences without knowing the impact of their words.

  • Army advances to gold-medal round against Marines in wheelchair b-ball

    Oct 3, 2014

    In the battle for the rights to advance to the gold-medal round in wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games, Army played relentlessly against Navy, Oct. 2, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, making certain the Sailors would receive the bronze medal.

  • Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2014, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20).

  • Army helps moms maintain fitness before, after childbirth

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army provides Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training, developed several years ago, to assist moms with staying healthy and fit.

  • Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

    Sep 30, 2014

    A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post, Aug. 31, 2014, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier.

  • MARS volunteers supporting Soldiers with radio communications

    Sep 30, 2014

    Volunteers from MARS are helping the Army improve its communications capabilities. They aren't little green Martians from science fiction novels, though. They're Military Auxiliary Radio, or MARS operators, supporting the Army with high-frequency radio operations.

  • Army's Hispanic outreach not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 30, 2014

    National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, is a chance for the Army to highlight the "immeasurable contributions" made in the service and sacrifice of Hispanic Americans.

  • Warrior Games cyclists overcome challenges as team with 'some oomph'

    Sep 30, 2014

    The cyclists, wind-blown and lashed from rain, rounded the curve and pushed through the final straightaway to cross the finish line. The fans, undeterred by the sudden downpour, screamed and clapped as the bikes whipped by. It was a dramatic but fitting display for the seventh and last cycling event in the 2014 Warrior Games, drenching but never dissuading the athletes who have already prevailed over so much.

  • 82nd Airborne helps commemorate 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 29, 2014

    Units from the 82nd Airborne Division participated in ceremonies and events throughout Europe, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden.

  • Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 29, 2014

    "Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing on his right hip on center court, pushed his body forward and used this momentum to pitch the volleyball back over the net. Sitting volleyball was the first event of the fifth annual Warrior Games, and Hasting's parents and younger brother watched as the Army team waged an offensive against the Air Force in the three-part game.

  • Medal of Honor recipient transitions to civilian life

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held an end-of-service award ceremony for a Medal of Honor recipient who used his recognition to urge Soldiers to get help for post-traumatic stress, Sept. 26, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, 34, ended his enlistment to transition to life as a civilian after ten combined years of military service.

  • Operation Rising Star to salute 'Soldier for Life' All-Stars

    Sep 25, 2014

    Army Entertainment announced it will celebrate the 10th season of Operation Rising Star with a "Soldier for Life" theme during finals week, scheduled for early December at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, in San Antonio.

  • Praise, criticism can be effective or not, says resilience trainer

    Sep 25, 2014

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program master resilience trainer explained that Soldiers, like people everywhere, appreciate sincere praise for a job well done, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Former SMA visits Camp Zama, speaks at resiliency seminar, fair

    Sep 24, 2014

    Camp Zama, Japan, held a Community Resilience Seminar, Sept. 19, 2014, to introduce the Camp Zama Retiree Council and recognized "Retiree Appreciation Day, in conjunction with a "Passport to Life" Community Resiliency Fair at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army Ten-Miler shadow run held on Kandahar Airfield

    Sep 24, 2014

    More than 700 coalition Service members showed up before the sun rose on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2014, to run a shadow run for the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness top NCO: Patterns key to success

    Sep 24, 2014

    The senior enlisted advisor for the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, explained that people need to train themselves for stressful events ahead of time, and not rely on heat-of-the-moment reactions, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Refining shooters' instincts in the Army Reserve

    Sep 23, 2014

    There's nothing natural about shooting a rifle. Marksmanship goes against every instinct a Soldier has. That's why the Army Reserve has a mobile marksmanship training team that travels the country to help units improve their shooting skills and range scores.

  • 10th Mountain brigade earns top team at Canadian Ironman

    Sep 22, 2014

    A team of 13 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), earned top-team honors during the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Ironman Competition, Sept. 10, 2014, at Petawawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Desire to be resilient can sometimes mask underlying depression

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Army culture is one of toughness and resilience, so seeking help for depression may be very hard for Soldiers to do, said Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey Grammer, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Service members take part in University of Maryland's tribute to 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    Sep 19, 2014

    Fort Meade, Maryland, service members and other military personnel unfurled a 100-yard-long American flag, during University of Maryland's Military Appreciation Day football halftime show, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Maryland.

  • Army Marksman wins Double Trap Gold in Spain

    Sep 18, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond captured his second world championship title in Men's Double Trap with a perfect score during the All-Event International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship, in Granada, Spain.

  • Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

    Sep 18, 2014

    Wounded warrior Edward Lychik worked with the professionals at the Center for the Intrepid to develop a first-of-a-kind leg prosthesis for people with hip-disarticulation amputations.

  • Army EOD Soldiers win bomb squad competition

    Sep 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers won first place in Urban Shield, a Bay Area bomb squad competition in California.

  • Family of Medal of Honor recipient Sloat makes solemn visit to Vietnam Wall

    Sep 17, 2014

    Family members of Medal of Honor recipient Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat made a somber visit to the Vietnam Wall where his name is etched with the tens of thousands of other fallen service members from the war.

  • Soldier rescues woman from alligator-infested waters

    Sep 16, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician rescued a woman from alligator-infested waters at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • Soldiers medal in swimming at Invictus Games

    Sep 16, 2014

    On the last day of the inaugural Invictus Games, several current, retired and former Soldiers captured medals during the swimming events in London, Sept. 14, 2014.

  • Queen Elizabeth applauds wounded warriors recovering through competitive sports

    Sep 16, 2014

    "All of you have used the power of sports to enhance your own recovery and to raise wider awareness of the enormous challenges faced by wounded veterans," the Queen of England wrote to wounded warriors at the Invictus Games, in London.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • SMA Chandler returns to 'home base'

    Sep 15, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III has been across the globe during his career, however, he made only his third trip to Massachusetts since he enlisted in Brockton, Massachusetts, in 1981, and his first trip back to the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, since his graduation.

  • Grueling 38-hour struggle in jungle leads to Medal of Honor

    Sep 12, 2014

    A battle along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the remote A Shau Valley pitted 16 Green Berets against a division of North Vietnamese, and would belatedly earn one Soldier the highest recognition for valor.

  • U.S. paratroopers, Polish hosts remember 9/11 with friendly soccer match

    Sep 12, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade squared off against a team of local players in a friendly match before hundreds of local residents and American Soldiers at the Walerina Pytla City Stadium in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Sept. 11, 2014.

  • 50th anniversary of Drill Sergeant School gets commandant to look back

    Sep 12, 2014

    Looking back, Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian pretty much knew from day one in the Army that he wanted to be a drill sergeant.

  • Invictus Games kick off with opening ceremony

    Sep 12, 2014

    More than 5,000 people attended the Invictus Games' opening ceremony on the South Lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Sept. 10.

  • Righting a 44-year-old mistake: Vietnam hero to receive posthumous MOH

    Sep 12, 2014

    For one brief, excruciatingly hopeful moment, Evelyn Sloat thought the Army officers at her door were there to tell her that her son, Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat, was coming home from Vietnam.

  • Mounted color guard Soldiers represent 'Big Red One' at Kansas State Fair

    Sep 11, 2014

    With its most experienced muleskinners long departed, the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard took a rookie team to this year's Kansas State Fair, in Hutchinson, Kansas, Sept. 6, 2014, and walked away with seven ribbons.

  • Unique PT commemorates 9/11 events

    Sep 11, 2014

    In the Pentagon courtyard, on the evening of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, service members from around the Washington, D.C. area participated in a first-of-its-kind commemoration where each repetition in their "workout of the day" was symbolic in some way of that day's tragedy.

  • World Class Athlete Program Soldier set for Invictus

    Sep 10, 2014

    Sgt. Ryan McIntosh of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program intends to win six medals in the inaugural Invictus Games, scheduled for Sept. 10-14, 2014, in London. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and military veterans from 14 nations.

  • 173rd Airborne represents USA in Estonian cross-country cycling competition

    Sep 9, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, pedaled alongside their host-nation partners, Aug. 19, 2014, during an annual cross country cycling competition, in Estonia.

  • Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

    Sep 9, 2014

    Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time. Their 11-year-old daughter, Asia SiVon Cottom, was on Flight 77 that day, with other children. At 9:37 a.m., terrorists flew the plane into the Pentagon.

  • Medal of Honor nominee reflects on Vietnam battle

    Sep 9, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins, an Opelika, Alabama, resident, is scheduled to receive the Medal of Honor during a Sept. 15, 2014, ceremony at the White House.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers clear way for Estonian school playground

    Sep 8, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade traded their tactical gear for rakes and shovels to turn a small field into a school playground Aug. 16, 2014, in Tallinn, Estonia.

  • 'Unconquered' warriors in London for first Invictus Games

    Sep 8, 2014

    Some 400 wounded, ill or injured warriors from the U.S., and 13 other allied nations, will compete at the first-ever Invictus Games in London, Sept. 10-14, 2014, and the U.S. team was sent off by a pep rally, Sept. 5, in Herndon, Va.

  • Indonesian, U.S. Soldiers conduct jungle survival training

    Sep 5, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, learned how to survive in the jungle through a day of survival training during Garuda Shield 14 at Puslatpur, in Asem Bagus, Indonesia, Sept. 4, 2014.

  • 'Sky Soldier' reconnects with Lithuanian 'family' after 20 years

    Sep 5, 2014

    Nerijus Gvergzdis was born with his legs crossed. He has cerebral palsy. Born in the winter in Soviet-occupied Lithuania, Nerijus' mother, Egidija, was told by state doctors to wrap her son in wet clothes and leave him in a room with the windows open so he would contract pneumonia and die.

  • Program enables surgeons to save sawed-off thumb

    Sep 5, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, has launched a formal microvascular surgery program to better serve military and civilian trauma patients throughout the region.

  • War of 1812: Chesapeake Campaign concludes with American victories

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Americans needed a victory after the humiliation at Bladensburg, Maryland, and the burning of the Capitol. They didn't have to wait long.

  • Natick labs gives kids hands on experience in science through GEMS

    Sep 2, 2014

    This summer the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts.

  • 'Start Strong:' Every career in the Army starts with TRADOC

    Sep 2, 2014

    Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the "Start Strong" phase of every Soldier's career.

  • War of 1812 Chesapeake Campaign: large-scale British feint

    Sep 2, 2014

    The burning of federal buildings in the nation's capital 200 years ago this week was a psychological victory for the British, but little else, according to an Army historian.

  • War of 1812 part of Army's proud history

    Aug 27, 2014

    Despite its failure to capture Canada, the retreat from Bladensburg and the burning of the capitol 200 years ago this week, the War of 1812 included some significant victories for the U.S. Army, according to a military historian.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to perform, educate Fort Riley community about resiliency

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will visit Fort Riley, Kansas, for a series of free events, with some open to DOD personnel and some for the public, Sept. 5-8, 2014.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers, one from Civil War to receive Medal of Honor

    Aug 26, 2014

    The White House announced Aug. 26, 2014, that Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat will receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam. First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the medal for heroism at Gettysburg.

  • No time to rest for Fife and Drum Corps as 'Spirit of America' approaches

    Aug 26, 2014

    The 2014 Spirit of America itinerary for The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is set, and the Soldiers will be rehearsing and practicing new drill choreography, while getting ready to travel from Boston to Albany, New York, and on to Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • Paratrooper keeps military dream alive in Army Reserve

    Aug 26, 2014

    "The Army Reserve is a great way to feed that itch," is how a former paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division describes his decision to return to service in the Army Reserve, after a short break.

  • A sense of mission ... to the end

    Aug 25, 2014

    If doctors said that you had a finite amount of time left, how would you spend your remaining days? It's a question that Capt. Justin Fitch has already answered in no uncertain terms: He will continue to fight while devoting what energy he has to saving the lives of his brothers- and sisters-in-arms.

  • SMA Chandler challenges USASMA students to think about future of Army, NCO Corps

    Aug 24, 2014

    As Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III spoke to the incoming class of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Aug. 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas, he challenged members of Class 65 to look to the future and decide what kind of Army and NCO Corps they want to have.

  • Ansbach members learn resilience techniques by 'hunting for good stuff'

    Aug 22, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and spouses of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, took part in the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program's Executive Resilience and Performance Course at the Von Steuben Community Center, Aug. 18, 2014.

  • Army warns: Soldiers beware of predatory lenders

    Aug 22, 2014

    While advertisements for payday loans and new merchandise are appealing, the Army is urging Soldiers to be fiscally smart and proceed with caution.

  • Commentary: America losing touch with its Army; about-face needed

    Aug 21, 2014

    There's a growing disconnect between Americans and their Army. There are a number of steps that can be taken to at least reacquaint Americans with their Army.

  • Paratroopers, Special Forces Soldiers, Fayetteville community celebrate National Airborne Day

    Aug 20, 2014

    Young and old alike turned out to celebrate National Airborne Day, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina.

  • Internships connecting Americans with their Army

    Aug 20, 2014

    A Pew Research Center report published in 2011, notes that a smaller share of Americans currently serve in the armed forces than at any time since the peacetime era between World Wars I and II. But internship programs within the Army are giving more Americans the opportunity to serve alongside Soldiers.

  • Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

    Aug 19, 2014

    By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army families.

  • SMA Chandler visits Brooke Army Medical Center, presents Purple Heart

    Aug 19, 2014

    The sergeant major of the Army presented a Purple Heart to a wounded Soldier during a Purple Heart ceremony hosted by Brooke Army Medical Center at the Warrior and Family Support Center, in San Antonio, Aug. 19, 2014.

  • U.S. Army officer competes for one-way ticket to Mars

    Aug 19, 2014

    A U.S. Army officer from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is in the running for a one-way ticket to Mars.

  • Army EOD Soldiers suit up to help abandoned pets

    Aug 18, 2014

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 710th EOD Company donned their 75-pound bomb suits and walked up and down the steps in Tacoma, Washington's Stadium Bowl, a sports venue with more than steps than the Empire State Building, to raise money for abandoned pets.

  • 4th Infantry Division NCO, wounded warrior named USO 'Soldier of the Year'

    Aug 17, 2014

    Sgt. Andrew Mahoney, a native of Laingsburg, Michigan, who was recently named the United Services Organization Soldier of the year, has shaped himself into an invaluable non-commissioned officer in his craft.

  • MG Harold J. Greene laid to rest at Arlington

    Aug 15, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the senior-most U.S. military officer to have been killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Aug. 14, 2014.

  • 'Team Military Moms' to represent Fort Drum, Army families on Food Network show

    Aug 14, 2014

    Three Fort Drum, New York, spouses will have an opportunity to show what they are made of from the confines of a pink camouflage food truck starting at 9 p.m. EDT, Aug. 17, 2014, on Food Network's Great Food Truck Race.

  • Army memorial ceremony honors Maj. Gen. Greene

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Army paid tribute to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in a memorial ceremony Aug. 13, 2014, in the Pentagon auditorium.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldier makes difference in lives of Special Olympics athletes

    Aug 13, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jeffery Kirk, uplift platoon sergeant, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, spends part of his time volunteering with the Manhattan, Kansas, chapter of the Special Olympics, coaching basketball, volleyball, track and field and other sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

  • Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

    Aug 13, 2014

    A memorial ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2014, six days after Greene was mortally wounded in a shooting at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Afghanistan.

  • Paratroopers honor 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

    Aug 12, 2014

    Paratroopers of the the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade, and the Royal Canadian Regiment, stood at attention in silence as they honored the 70th anniversary of the Polish resistance against Nazi Germany during World War II, in a ceremony at the town square of Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Aug. 1, 2014.

  • New lives for old dogs

    Aug 11, 2014

    Throughout the ages, dogs have served as a valuable asset to militaries everywhere. In modern times, they continue to serve with U.S. Soldiers in some of the most dangerous conflicts ever.

  • New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

    Aug 11, 2014

    A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, RDECOM remember fallen Soldier Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Aug 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, community mourn the loss of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed Aug. 5, 2014, during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Vietnamese-born 'First Team' officer makes history, pins star

    Aug 8, 2014

    "In 1975, when I was 9 years old, we had to make that escape from Vietnam, and my family got out of South Vietnam the day before the fall of Saigon," said Brig. Gen. Viet Luong, 1st Cavalry Division's deputy commanding general for maneuver.

  • Natick remembers Maj. Gen. Harold J. 'Harry' Greene

    Aug 7, 2014

    They knew him as an excellent Soldier, scientist and commander, but when most people at Natick Soldier Systems Center think of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene, they remember the friend, the genuinely caring human being who laughed easily with them and flashed that infectious smile at every opportunity.

  • Corps of Engineers assisting vets through archaeology work

    Aug 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Veterans Curation Program helps transitioning veterans with job skills, even as the vets assist the corps in its archaeology mission.

  • Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Special Forces legend dies at 70

    Aug 7, 2014

    Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam prisoner of war and Special Forces legend Jon R. Cavaiani lost his long battle with a bone marrow disorder July 29, 2014, passing away at 70 years old, in Stanford, California.

  • Paddling offers Warriors in Transition unique physical training experience

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, challenged themselves with outrigger canoe paddling, a favorite sportin

  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Paratroopers, Latvian soldiers focus on friendships, relationships

    Aug 6, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Latvian soldiers spent a day away from practicing tactics, techniques and procedures, to focus on self-improvement at a Strong Bonds retreat, in Saulkrasti, Latvia, Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Camp Zama hosts annual Bon Odori festival

    Aug 5, 2014

    Nearly 28,000 Japanese and American community members from the local area attended Camp Zama's (Japan) 55th annual Bon Odori festival, Aug. 2, 2014, here.

  • Army civilian develops interview method to help unlock memories, reduce revictimization

    Aug 4, 2014

    A revolutionary approach to interviewing sexual assault victims, created by a Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, researcher, is obtaining more information about crimes -- potentially leading to more offender prosecutions.

  • SMA: The Army Ethic 'doorway' to profession

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Ethic is the "doorway" into our profession, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, during an interview with senior Army leaders at the conclusion of the CSA Army Profession Symposium, held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., July 30-31, 2014.

  • American hunters recognized through German time-honored tradition

    Jul 31, 2014

    Fifteen Americans received their hunting certificates, or J├Ągerbriefe, and were inducted into the Jaegerschaft Wiesbaden at a ceremony held at the historic Jagdschloss Platte, in Wiesbaden, Germany, July 25, 2014.

  • Mamie Eisenhower letter donated to Fort Meade Museum

    Jul 31, 2014

    A letter from former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was donated to the Fort Meade Museum, in Maryland, July 25, 2014.

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