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  • Small-town Army NCO shaped by family, war, football

    Aug 17, 2015

    Russ Currie had not yet been born when his uncle, Jerry Lee Patrick, was killed in Vietnam.

  • Make-A-Wish recipient reunites with Army general years later

    Aug 13, 2015

    It was more than 10 years ago when nine-year-old Evan Schneider was granted his wish as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to become an Army Ranger. Schneider was diagnosed with a heart defect before birth and had a heart transplant when he was just four weeks old.

  • Army Reserve paratrooper helps raise awareness of PTSD, suicide

    Aug 13, 2015

    For one Army Reserve paratrooper, raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and suicides took to new heights recently at the Saint Mere Eglise drop zone.

  • Army railroaders undergoing dramatic change

    Aug 12, 2015

    A transporter in the rather obscure corner of logistics called rail operations, Sgt. 1st Class Elrick Richburg literally has a boot on each side of progress. He has logged 17 years as a rail Soldier in the traditional sense but has spent the past two years helping to shape a future marked by dramatic change.

  • Eisenhower surgeons add sophisticated new tool to toolbox

    Aug 10, 2015

    A long-standing technique preferred in most cases over open surgeries, laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive surgery, sometimes called bandaid surgery or keyhole surgery. It is a surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions. The system went into regular use at Eisenhower Army Medical Center late last month.

  • Georgia conflict case of 'strategic surprise,' says expert

    Aug 10, 2015

    Russian intervention in Georgia in 2008 took the West by surprise in its rapidity and intensity, said Col. Bob Hamilton, who was there as chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation from 2006 to 2008.

  • Hobby sustains, bolsters paratrooper's infantryman skills

    Aug 7, 2015

    Many paratroopers pursue hobbies that enrich their life when they're off duty. For some, it may be as simple as dropping a fishing line in the water and waiting for a bite; for others, it may be working with wood or spending quality family time at home. In Spc. Zachary P. Stafford's case, a hobby he has pursued since he was 5 or 6 years old not only enriches his life, it sustains and bolsters the skills he's required to perform in the Army. Stafford, an airborne infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is a competitive marksman.

  • Celebrating National Purple Heart Appreciation Day, a day to remember

    Aug 7, 2015

    On May 9, 2015, during a combat patrol around Bagram Airfield, Pfc. Matthew Aiken's vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device. As the vehicle's gunner, Aiken's upper torso and head were directly exposed to the detonation. At BAF's Craig Hospital, it was determined that he received a concussion because of his proximity to the detonation of the IED.

  • Milley confirmed as CSA, Murphy nominated for under secretary

    Aug 6, 2015

    The Senate confirmed Gen. Mark A. Milley, Aug. 5, to become the 39th chief of staff of the Army.

  • Soldiers pass Mountain Phase, inch closer to earning Ranger Tab

    Aug 4, 2015

    The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced, July 31, that 125 men and two women met the standards to complete the Mountain Phase of the Ranger Course.

  • 50 years ago: Army executes rapid buildup in Vietnam

    Aug 4, 2015

    In early 1965, about 50,000 U.S. troops, mostly advisors, were in South Vietnam. By the end of 1966, that number had grown to 385,000 with the majority being Army and by that time, they were on the offensive, said Frank L. Jones.

  • Reserve Soldiers provide medical support during Walking Shield '15

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers recently gave back to an American community in need, while gaining perspective on a culture that precedes the U.S. military.

  • Mental skills training improving Soldier performance

    Aug 3, 2015

    Army researchers have found effective techniques to dramatically improve Soldiers' cognitive and physical abilities through a regimen of mental skills training.

  • 150 years ago: Army takes on peacekeeping duties in post-Civil War South

    Aug 3, 2015

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Army's first, large-scale occupation duty, following the end of the Confederacy. To commemorate the 1865 to 1877 occupation period, the Army's Center of Military History published a new pamphlet: "The Army and Reconstruction."

  • Protection against infectious diseases

    Aug 3, 2015

    Vaccines against disease are said to be one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century. Although these are seen as major achievements in health and wellness around the world, the discussion about vaccines continues.

  • Health and nutrition program enhancing ARSOF Soldiers from the inside

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Special Operations Forces are regarded as the Army's elite fighting force, armed with some of the best warriors this nation has to offer. The Army invests time, money and resources into training these select individuals to become masters of their craft. However, given the potential hazards of the daily lives of Special Operations Forces, the Army decided to test a new fitness, health and nutrition program tailored to their fitness and nutritional needs.

  • Army vice, military kids race cars for science

    Jul 31, 2015

    Military kids got some face time with the Army's vice chief of staff last week during a science experiment using toy cars that was meant to broaden their understanding of collisions, speed, angles, slopes, kinetic energy and potential energy.

  • Army leaders: Trust, ethic are foundation of force

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Army profession is built on trust that starts with every member of the total force, said the Army's most senior civilian and military leaders, who met for two days at West Point.

  • New York National Guard married couple headed to South Africa

    Jul 29, 2015

    A New York Army National Guard couple is off to the other side of the world for two years of duty and adventure.

  • Army athletes, coaches bolster Team USA performance at Pan Am Games

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldier-athletes from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, won two gold, one silver and five bronze medals as members of Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

  • Army defends Best in Nation title at National Trophy Pistol Matches

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Army's Service Pistol Team won the National Trophy Pistol Team Match during the 2015 Civilian Marksmanship Program National Trophy Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, July 12.

  • Father, daughter Army National Guard pilots fly together

    Jul 27, 2015

    Warrant Officer Meghan Polis, a UH-60 pilot in the New York Army National Guard, doesn't remember it, but she logged her first three hours of helicopter flight time when she was only 3 months old.

  • VFW recognizes Army medics at 116th convention

    Jul 27, 2015

    In front of nearly 10,000 veterans from World War II through Afghanistan attending the 2015 Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Pittsburgh, July 18-22, the VFW honored all Army combat medics with one of its most prestigious annual awards.

  • Fort Belvoir scuba shop dives in to serve patriot patrons

    Jul 27, 2015

    For Wounded Warrior Matthew Staton, the Patriot Scuba shop at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Town Center on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has helped give him a renewed sense of adventure.

  • Army celebrates 50th anniversary of Army Community Service

    Jul 24, 2015

    "Soldiers will do anything if they know their Families are being cared for," said Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, referring to Army Community Service, which is committed to caring for them.

  • Army hospital's surgical care ranks among best in nation

    Jul 24, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation for surgical care, according to a recent report from the American College of Surgeons.

  • Soldier determined to never quit; living the creed

    Jul 21, 2015

    Shortly after completing basic combat training late in 2013, Pfc. Gustavo Moreno began defending his country, and literally fighting for his life. Moreno was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a rare subtype of adult non-Hodgkin cancer, commonly treated with intensive chemotherapy.

  • Ranger saves life of drowning child

    Jul 21, 2015

    On the afternoon of July 11 at a local resident community pool area, Spc. Luke Smith and some friends were cleaning up after hosting a barbecue with fellow Rangers and their Families. Soon later, he realized a six-year-old child had fallen into a pool and drowned.

  • Soldier earns Olympic berth in Modern Pentathlon at Pan American Games

    Jul 20, 2015

    Spc. Nathan Schrimsher earned an automatic berth into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with a third-place finish in men's Modern Pentathlon at the 2015 Pan American Games, July 19.

  • Soldier, combat dog share PTSD diagnosis, road to recovery

    Jul 20, 2015

    Up at 5 a.m., retired Staff Sgt. Matthew Bessler often speaks his first words of the day to his dog, Mike, who lives with him now in Powell, Wyoming, and who has deployed with him twice to Iraq.

  • Soldier-athletes help Team USA win team title at PanAm Games

    Jul 17, 2015

    Capt. Jon Anderson and Sgt. Whitney Conder struck gold and Sgt. Spenser Mango won bronze helping Team USA win the Pan American Games Greco-Roman team title for the first time in 40 years.

  • Army civilian recognized by NAACP for workforce transformation

    Jul 17, 2015

    Stephanie C. Rainey, human resources program director, Civilian Human Resources Policy and Programs, U.S. Forces Korea, was named recipient of the 2015 Department of the Army's NAACP Roy Wilkins Renowned Service Award.

  • Army hospital earns fourth 'Most Wired' honor for technology innovation

    Jul 16, 2015

    For the fourth consecutive year, San Antonio Military Medical Center has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" medical facilities for its innovative use of health information technology.

  • Drill sergeant does double duty as Taekwondo coach

    Jul 16, 2015

    Watching a group of Navy personnel train for deployment overseas wouldn't seem the ideal place to witness the head coach of the All-Military Taekwondo team in action, but it is. For the coach, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fennell - also a drill sergeant with Task Force Marshall - preparing others to fight is an everyday occurrence.

  • Veteran looks back on life of military, civilian service as 80 nears

    Jul 16, 2015

    Dr. Robert Schloesser, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's former director of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in August, wrapped up a highly-lauded career in April after having served as an Army officer for 27 years including two tours to Vietnam and as an Army civilian for many more.

  • All-Army triathlete rides road to pro

    Jul 15, 2015

    Underneath his quiet and cool demeanor, 1st Lt. Marcus Farris is ready to be unleashed on race days. A disciplined athlete, he has trained for many hours to represent and compete as a member of the All-Army Triathlon team.

  • Rangers inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame

    Jul 14, 2015

    Sixteen Rangers were inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Marshall Auditorium in McGinnis-Wickam Hall, June 24.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center performs first robot-aided pediatric surgery

    Jul 14, 2015

    A 2-year-old boy has a shot at a better quality of life, thanks to a robot and a few skilled surgeons at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • US Soldiers pay-it-forward, help renovate Latvian orphanage

    Jul 14, 2015

    More than 40 kilometers outside of Latvia's capital city, Riga, there is a small orphanage, which is home to approximately 35 children.

  • Career Intermission Pilot Program offers Soldiers a break

    Jul 10, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Jessica Cotton had a tough choice to make. Should she reenlist in the Army or hang up her uniform and go be a lawyer?

  • Natick honors former Natick Soldier Systems Center commander killed in Afghanistan

    Jul 10, 2015

    To honor a former Natick Soldier Systems Center commander, who was killed in Afghanistan, the Town of Natick, Massachusetts, renamed the street that leads to the installation's gates, July 10.

  • WWII vets talk tenacity, even in the darkest times

    Jul 9, 2015

    U.S. Army Air Corps veterans talk about their World War II experiences, good and bad, and how staying positive helped keep them alive.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • Army team takes Interservice Rifle Championship

    Jul 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit took first place at the 54th annual Interservice Rifle Team Championship on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

  • Leaders go 'Suits to Scrubs' to improve patient care

    Jul 6, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center's nurse leaders are trading their uniforms for scrubs each month to join their staff on the hospital frontlines.

  • Alaskan military resort booms on Independence Day

    Jul 6, 2015

    The 3,500 population of the Alaskan town of Seward exploded to more than 40,000 with visitor influx over Independence Day weekend.

  • Soldiers finish strong in grueling Expedition Alaska Adventure Race

    Jul 6, 2015

    The Army Special Operations Recruiting Battalion Team finished strong in the 378-mile Expedition Alaska Adventure Race, July 5.

  • Map expert seeks to help engineer command reach its destination

    Jul 6, 2015

    He's a self-proclaimed "map geek," and he's the first Soldier to join the newest geospatial cell at an engineer command in Illinois. And right now, he wants to find more Soldiers like him to join the team.

  • Pentagon celebrates Iftar, honors service of Muslims

    Jul 2, 2015

    The Pentagon Chaplain's Office hosted an Iftar observance, July 1, to celebrate diversity and strength while honoring the service of Muslims to the nation.

  • West Point welcomes future cadets on R-day

    Jun 30, 2015

    Every year, typically on the last Monday in June, about 1,300 future members of the corps of cadets gather at Thayer Hall for their first day at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Dailey explains changes to Best Warrior competition

    Jun 30, 2015

    This year's Best Warrior competition has been revamped and moved to Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to enable more stressors that resemble combat conditions.

  • Army researcher invents new ways for intelligence analysts to visualize, interact with information

    Jun 30, 2015

    Army researchers are improving how computers manage a myriad of images, which will help analysts across the DOD intelligence community.

  • Army strikes sitting volleyball gold at 2015 DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 29, 2015

    Team Army's sitting volleyball squad came together like a "Family of one" to win the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games tournament.

  • Army swimmers earn 57 medals at DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 28, 2015

    Soldiers took home 17 gold, 22 silver and 18 bronze medals Saturday from the 48 swimming events at the Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Amputee Army athlete defeats injuries with willpower

    Jun 26, 2015

    Warrior Game athlete Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith said being injured was "probably the best thing" that ever happened to him, and it made him a much better person.

  • Army nurse goes from helping wounded warriors to racing them for gold

    Jun 25, 2015

    Two years ago, Army surgical nurse Capt. Kelly Elmlinger was helping wounded warriors recover from battle scars at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. Now, she's competing alongside them at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va.

  • Infantryman takes silver in DOD Warrior Games shot put

    Jun 24, 2015

    During his inaugural competition at the Department of Defense Warrior Games track and field events, veteran Army infantryman Spc. Haywood Range III earned the silver in men's standing shot put, June 23.

  • McHugh: Warrior Games athletes are 'awe-inspiring'

    Jun 23, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh visited with Army athletes competing in the Warrior Games, June 23, and said the event goes far beyond competition and service pride.

  • US, Italian signaleers conduct bilateral communications training

    Jun 23, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Italian 8th Parachute Assault Engineer Regiment, conducted joint communications training in Legnago, Italy, June 16.

  • Army team gets all gold during DOD Warrior Games archery

    Jun 22, 2015

    Army fans were all aquiver when scores were finally announced at the archery competition during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games here, June 22. Current and veteran Soldiers took home every gold medal, which was up for grabs.

  • Army takes nine medals in cycling at DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Army took six golds, two silver and a bronze medal in cycling at the Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 21.

  • Army executives receive prestigious presidential rank awards

    Jun 22, 2015

    In recognition of their exceptional contributions to the Army, eight senior-level civilians have been honored with presidential rank awards.

  • Army basketball team beats UK, 36-31, heads to semifinals

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Army wheelchair basketball team dominated the United Kingdom for most of its first playoff game, winning 36-31, during the Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 21.

  • Odierno thanks Army Arlington Ladies for their dedication

    Jun 21, 2015

    About 40 Army Arlington Ladies gathered, June 19, on the front porch of "Quarters One" for a reception honoring those who ensure that no Soldier is ever laid to rest alone.

  • Abrams tanks head to Bulgaria

    Jun 20, 2015

    The first of two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks is headed to Bulgaria to continue and expand the multi-dimensional multinational Operation Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe led by U.S. Army Europe.

  • Army paratroopers take beach during exercise

    Jun 19, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, participated in a joint, combined amphibious and air assault from ships in the Baltic Sea here as part of Exercise Baltic Operations 2015, June 17.

  • Army goal: Keep Chairman's Cup at DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 18, 2015

    The Army has a firm grip on the Chairman's Cup it won last year at the Warrior Games and team members say they'll fend off challengers trying to wrest it away at this year's games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, June 19 - 28.

  • Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

    Jun 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles with laser technology.

  • National Guard continues pursuit of diverse organization

    Jun 17, 2015

    As part of the Department of Defense's Culture Reflections and Pride Month, the National Guard Bureau, or NGB, recently held its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Day to celebrate the many backgrounds of those within the organization.

  • Physician assistant survives rare illness to make waves at DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 16, 2015

    An Army physician assistant went to bed and woke up six weeks later with no leg. That didn't stop him, however, from earning four medals in swimming at the trials for the upcoming Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Resilience and recovery: Injured father of two perseveres for DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 16, 2015

    For one cavalry scout, going into the military wasn't even a question. His family had served as far back as the Revolutionary War.

  • Boy Scout turned Soldier aims for gold at DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 15, 2015

    When fifth grader and Boy Scout Stefan Leroy watched the World Trade Center towers fall during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he knew then he wanted to serve his country.

  • More than 4,000 Army Families receive funding for college

    Jun 15, 2015

    As the cost of secondary education continues to rise, the Army Emergency Relief program has awarded 4,285 Army children and spouses with more than $9.3 million in college scholarships.

  • Soldier for Life: Former Soldier inspires others through poetry

    Jun 15, 2015

    People entering the Pentagon are greeted with a smile and a handshake from Charles E. Cooke, a Pentagon Police officer, who can usually be found guarding the building's entryways.

  • Army celebrates 240th birthday at U.S. Capitol

    Jun 11, 2015

    Senior Army leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center, June 10, for the first of several cake-cuttings throughout the week in celebration of the Army's 240th birthday, which falls on June 14.

  • New mobile SHARP app brings info to troops' fingertips

    Jun 10, 2015

    There is a new Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention application for mobile devices, which is using state-of-the-art technology to help troops.

  • Squadron, Command participate in D-Day commemoration

    Jun 10, 2015

    In commemoration of the 71st anniversary of D-Day, two MC-130J Commando II aircraft, from the 67th Special Operations Squadron, transported more than 60 U.S. Special Operations Command - Europe operators to the historic La Fiere drop zone near Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy, France, June 7.

  • McHugh kicks off Army birthday week, presents Purple Hearts

    Jun 9, 2015

    Kicking off a week of events for the Army's 240th birthday, Army Secretary John M. McHugh laid a wreath at the tomb of George Washington, June 9, and honored the men and women, who selflessly serve to protect the nation.

  • Barroqueiro keeps his eye on DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 9, 2015

    The crowd cheered and shouted words of encouragement as medically retired Capt. Frank Barroqueiro steadied his aim and shot, earning his position on the Army team for the 2015 DOD Warrior Games.

  • Healing waters help Soldier cope with cancer

    Jun 7, 2015

    "It's cancer." Two words people hope to never hear. And as Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, an Army Reserve budget analyst with the 311th Signal Company at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, faced the diagnosis and associated complications, it was a non-medical complication, which was among the hardest.

  • Soldier for Life fields Facebook town hall

    Jun 4, 2015

    "If you could give only one piece of advice to a Soldier preparing to transition back into the community, what would it be" asked a participant during the first Facebook town hall run by Soldier for Life, or SFL, June 3. "Start early. Leverage your network, and visit your SFL-transition assistance program," was the answer.

  • U.S. Army celebrates 240th birthday in New York

    Jun 4, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno will host the Army's 240th birthday celebration at 10 a.m., June 12, at Times Square in New York.

  • Pentagon inducts WWI Soldiers into Hall of Heroes

    Jun 3, 2015

    A pair of World War I Soldiers were inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, June 3, one day after the upgrade of their Distinguished Service Crosses to Medals of Honor, posthumously, by President Barack Obama.

  • Lemons to shoot for gold at Warrior Games

    Jun 2, 2015

    A hush fell over the crowd as the female Soldier took aim, locked onto her target and shot. Cheers went up as she took the gold in her category, cementing her spot on the Army team for the Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 19-28.

  • Obama honors two WWI Soldiers with Medals of Honor

    Jun 2, 2015

    President Barack Obama honored two World War I Soldiers with Medals of Honor, June 2, saying it was long overdue and the nation will work as long as it takes to make sure "all the heroes' stories are told."

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Daughter recalls fond memories, bravery of Medal of Honor nominee Shemin

    Jun 1, 2015

    Elsie Shemin-Roth remembers her father, World War I veteran and Medal of Honor nominee Sgt. William Shemin, as a generous, brave and honorable man, who always gave more than what was asked of him.

  • Southall strives for gold repeat at DOD Warrior Games

    May 29, 2015

    Monica Southall continued her gold-medal winning streak when she earned first place in both standing shot put and discus at the Army Trials for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, scheduled for June 19-28.

  • Harlem Hellfighter's valor in battle inspires Americans

    May 29, 2015

    The German soldiers, who overran his position, fled in fear as Pvt. William Henry Johnson wielded his bolo knife, hacking away at them after expending his bullets. Now, nearly 100 years later, Johnson's bravery during World War 1 will be honored as he is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House, June 2.

  • Dailey hosts Tattoo to thank Soldier-ambassadors

    May 28, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey hosted a Twilight Tattoo to honor noncommissioned officers and Soldiers on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, May 27.

  • Women Soldiers take on unexpected roles

    May 28, 2015

    You might not expect a local female hair stylist or preschool teacher to be operating or fixing bulldozers, scrapers and dump trucks outside of their job, but for women serving in the South Dakota Army National Guard's 842nd Engineer Company, it is common.

  • Program offers free museum visits to Service members, Families

    May 27, 2015

    Service members and their Families can visit more than 2,000 museums across 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa, at no charge, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

  • Medal of Honor recipients dedicate Vietnam War stamps at Wall

    May 26, 2015

    Eleven of the 50 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, from the Vietnam War, paid their respects Memorial Day to the service men and women, whose names are etched into 247 feet of polished black granite, known simply as the Wall.

  • Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

    May 26, 2015

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015's commencement at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 23.

  • Army wins Armed Forces Soccer Championship

    May 21, 2015

    All-Army beat Air Force 1-0 to capture the Armed Forces Soccer Championship after a week of competition at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, May 20.

  • Army leaders to host "We Serve" Soldier Show in D.C.

    May 21, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will host the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., June 9.

  • New York Command Sergeant Major to receive Medal of Honor for World War I hero

    May 20, 2015

    New York Army National Guardsman Louis Wilson has done a lot in a 39-year career. The retired Rochester, N.Y. police officer has been the top NCO at the section, platoon, battery, battalion, brigade and general officer command level, and since 2014 the Command Sergeant Major of the New York National Guard. He deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as brigade command sergeant major in 2004/2005 and responded to countless floods and snowstorms, and the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. On June 2 he'll receive the Medal of Honor on behalf of Sgt. Henry Johnson, a New York Army Guard Soldier who distinguished himself in World War I but died in relative obscurity in 1929. Since Johnson has no living relatives, Wilson will receive Johnson's medal from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House.

  • Corporal earns medals on road to DOD Warrior Games

    May 19, 2015

    A corporal, who works as an adaptive reconditioning program assistant on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, swam and shot compound archery, seated shot put and discus to earn her spot on the Army team for the DOD Warrior Games.

  • Soldier looks to take next step, challenge in career

    May 18, 2015

    Four years ago, Kevin Shinnick was looking for a challenge in his life that would push his physical and mental limits. Being from a small town in Milford, Massachusetts, he had one goal - to join the Army.

  • Soldier sprints her way onto Army team for Warrior Games

    May 15, 2015

    As the sun beats down, Sgt. 1st Class Sam Goldenstein put her right foot in the block and got ready for the burst of energy she'd need to sprint her way to a medal win during the Army Trials for the DoD Warrior Games.