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  • 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.

  • Camp Shelby has gone to the dogs

    Dec 6, 2011

    Military working dogs, which recently arrived at Camp Shelby, Miss., with their handlers, are here to train as Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Native American Soldiers beat drum of warrior spirit

    Dec 6, 2011

    Four Native American Soldiers drummed and sang for guests at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 2011, while telling their story of war in Iraq, Korea and World War II.

  • Soldier establishes unique bond with NFL team

    Dec 5, 2011

    Sgt. Dontae Skywalker, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), has a unique bond with the San Francisco 49ers football team.

  • 'Old Guard' caisson platoon welcomes new horses

    Dec 5, 2011

    The Caisson Platoon of 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), recently checked out 14 new horses to ensure they are fit for duty.

  • USARPAC top NCO brings uncle's remains home

    Dec 5, 2011

    Korean War prisoner of war Pfc. Jimmie Gaitan's remains were escorted home to his family by his nephew, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, U.S. Army Pacific's top noncommissioned officer, Nov. 22, 2011, more than 60 years after he died.

  • Eighth Army honors legendary Korean War leader

    Dec 2, 2011

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored the U.S. Army general who helped to save South Korea by holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter in 1950, during a memorial ceremony Dec. 2, 2011, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Man's best friend helps him deal with PTSD

    Dec 1, 2011

    Former Soldier Luis Carlos Montalván spoke at the Pentagon Library, Nov. 30, 2011, about the book he wrote that documents his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and how his service dog "Tuesday" helped him.

  • Horse therapy helps wounded Soldiers at Fort Sill

    Dec 1, 2011

    Horseback riding can be fun recreation, and it is also great therapy for wounded warriors at Spirithorse Chisholm Trail Center near Comanche, Okla.

  • Battalion burns colors to remember its past

    Nov 30, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Engineer Battalion held a ceremonial Burning of the Colors Nov. 30, 2011, if front of the battalion headquarters on White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to commemorate a historic moment in the battalion's history.

  • Warrior care year-round commitment to Fort Hood's WTB

    Nov 29, 2011

    For the Soldiers, cadre and civilians of the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade, warrior care is a year-round challenge, defined by its creed: Soldier's First; Soldiers Always.

  • Natick team designs coloring, activity book to help wounded warriors

    Nov 28, 2011

    When he first saw the flyers requesting coloring books for wounded warriors, Steve Russell knew he and his co-workers could help in some way.

  • Marathoner runs to support wounded warriors

    Nov 28, 2011

    Victoria Leavell's association with Homes for Our Troops took her on the run of a lifetime.

  • Wounded veteran receives key to new home, life

    Nov 28, 2011

    Homes for Our Troops gave retired Cpl. Jeffery Williams the keys to his brand new home, built just for him, in a key ceremony Saturday.

  • Thanksgiving shared by mother and son in Afghanistan

    Nov 26, 2011

    Deployed Soldiers and civilians rarely expect to see family members on their deployment, so when mother and son had the opportunity in Afghanistan, they quickly grabbed it.

  • Fox Sports broadcasts from U.S. Army post in Korea

    Nov 25, 2011

    Fox Sports broadcasted from the American military headquarters post at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • Soldier's Amish upbringing comes full circle

    Nov 23, 2011

    Sgt. Ruben Troyer, senior horse trainer, Caisson platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), uses his Amish upbringing to help train horses in the Caisson platoon.

  • To the rescue: Blue Star Mothers help others in need

    Nov 23, 2011

    When deployed service members or families back home face tragedy the Blue Star Mothers support them during the tough times.

  • Space researchers test equipment at Fort Irwin

    Nov 23, 2011

    Fort Irwin Soldiers got a chance to help test equipment last week that they may never have imagined they'd see when they joined the Army.

  • Army safety video wins international award

    Nov 21, 2011

    The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Nov 21, 2011

    Building Homes for Heroes welcomed Sgt. Joel Tavera home to his newly built house in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011.

  • Military mom cares for triple amputee son

    Nov 18, 2011

    Pfc. Kevin Trimble was just four months into his deployment when a fellow Soldier standing three feet away stepped on a homemade bomb. The Soldier was killed and Trimble lost both of his legs above the knee and his left arm above the elbow.

  • Wreath-laying ceremony recognizes POWs

    Nov 18, 2011

    For the first time, the installation held a joint wreath-laying ceremony Sunday to remember the World War II German and Italian prisoners buried at the post cemetery.

  • Wreaths Across America needs volunteers

    Nov 18, 2011

    Wreaths Across America is seeking volunteers to help lay wreaths on the graves of service members at military cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Soldier, amputee wins silver at Parapan American Games in Mexico

    Nov 18, 2011

    Sgt. Michael Lukow won the silver medal in the archery competition Nov. 17, 2011, at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Korean War veterans get overdue welcome home

    Nov 16, 2011

    Sixty years after their country forgot them, the Tennessee Valley's Korean War veterans finally received the fanfare and recognition they deserve.

  • 'Spirit of Hope' recipient volunteers in memory of son

    Nov 16, 2011

    Giving of her talents and spirit defines the life and essence of this year's Army recipient of the Spirit of Hope award, Janice Bridges.

  • Adaptive sports training aims to impact wounded warriors, community members

    Nov 15, 2011

    Instructors from the United States Olympic Committee's Paralympic Military Program led an adaptive sports clinic at the Kleber Gym and Fitness Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nov. 7-10, 2011, for Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers, cadre, and Army Morale Welfare and Recreation staff.

  • Wounded warrior heals with internship

    Nov 14, 2011

    Caring for wounded warriors in all aspects is a job that the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade takes seriously throughout the year, but special attention is drawn to November, which is recognized as Warrior Care Month.

  • Rangers remember fallen brothers

    Nov 14, 2011

    Just weeks after returning from their fifteenth combat rotation in the current conflicts, the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger regiment honored two of their fallen brothers in a ceremony at the 1/75 Ranger Memorial, Nov. 4, 2011.

  • Wounded Warrior makes most of setback by relying on resiliency

    Nov 14, 2011

    Col. Gregory D. Gadson made the story of his personal obstacles into a steppingstone as he took the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's senior leadership through a discussion of resiliency Oct. 31, 2011.

  • Man's best friend finds new mission

    Nov 14, 2011

    About 90 "Strike" Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were the Army's first Soldiers to participate in the Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs program.

  • Wounded warrior inspires fellow veterans

    Nov 11, 2011

    Wounded veterans who come to the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center for their prosthetic care find the clinic there offers more than top-notch medicine. They also find a compassionate caseworker in Tristan Wyatt, himself a wounded veteran who's lived the to-hell-and-back journey that proves there is life after losing a limb.

  • Commentary: Re-naming of Bethesda hospital conjures memories

    Nov 10, 2011

    Nearly 71 years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone on the tower in Bethesda, the ribbon-cutting on the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center brought back memories.

  • Soldier's sacrifice leads chaplain back to Army service

    Nov 9, 2011

    After a break in service following eight years as a Reserve medic, the death of a Soldier inspired Todd Cheney to rejoin the Army as a chaplain in 2006. Today, Cheney is a captain in the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, ministering to Soldiers at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

  • Veterans inspire longest-serving recruiter

    Nov 9, 2011

    As he celebrates his 82nd birthday this week, retired Sgt. Maj. Ray Moran continues to recruit young Soldiers while enjoying his job as the military's longest-serving recruiter.

  • World War II vet still serving

    Nov 9, 2011

    A World War II veteran's memories may help the U.S. Army save millions of dollars while protecting people and the environment.

  • Soldier escorts World War II Navy veteran on Honor Flight

    Nov 8, 2011

    Master Sgt. Tony Gifford volunteered to escort a World War II Navy veteran to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. through the Honor Flight program.

  • Captain America, Reserve Soldiers share big screen

    Nov 7, 2011

    Twenty-five Soldiers assigned to the Columbus, Ohio-based 391st Military Police Battalion were battling bad guys with Captain America and his Avengers superheroes during an intensive battle scene that will soon play out in movie theaters worldwide in 2012.

  • Families reunite as XVIII Airborne Corps redeploys from Iraq

    Nov 4, 2011

    Soldiers from XVIII Airborne Corps are reunited with friends and family after completing a yearlong deployment to Iraq, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 4, 2011.

  • Fort Carson dog park named for fallen Soldier, K-9

    Nov 4, 2011

    The dog park at Fort Carson, Colo., was named after dog handler Cpl. Kory Wiens and his canine partner Sgt. Cooper, the first K-9 team killed in action since Vietnam.

  • Fort Campbell Special Ops Soldiers test skills in web competition

    Nov 4, 2011

    Special Operations Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., are competing against each other for bragging rights, and a new Jeep, while the world watches competition online.

  • President designates Fort Monroe as national monument

    Nov 4, 2011

    President Obama signed a proclamation designating historic Fort Monroe, Va., as a national monument under the National Park Service, Nov. 1, 2011.

  • Team Long Gray Line goes the distance to support TAPS

    Nov 3, 2011

    In his second year as Team Long Gray Line coordinator, Class of 2012 Cadet Taylor Mosera ran just under a three-hour, 30-minute finish at the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 30, 2011. But time had little to do with the race for this team of cadets and officers. They were running to remember.

  • WCAP Soldiers take medals at Pan American Games

    Nov 2, 2011

    Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program represented the Army and nation well at the XVI Pan American Games Oct. 14-30, 2011, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Guard family proves closest connection when Guardsman needs kidney

    Nov 1, 2011

    When North Dakota Guardsman Spc. John Chase needed a kidney his brother in arms Sgt. Francisco "Cisco" Raatz knew immediately he would help his battle buddy, if he could.

  • West Point Band, Glee Club serenade Lady Liberty

    Oct 31, 2011

    Lady Liberty came to America 125 years ago and the West Point Band with Cadet Glee Club helped celebrate the anniversary of the statue's dedication Oct. 28, 2011, joining hundreds of invited guests in the festivities.

  • Apple Pie Brigade welcomes redeployed Soldiers

    Oct 31, 2011

    The Apple Pie Brigade helps bring smiles to Soldiers headed home from deployments by greeting them at the Alexandria International Airport in Louisiana.

  • Odierno, son receive Italian foundation award

    Oct 28, 2011

    Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and his son, retired Army Capt. Anthony K. Odierno, received the Basilone Award from the National Italian American Foundation in a ceremony at the National Archives last night.

  • WWII Army aircrew laid to rest

    Oct 26, 2011

    The remains of 10 Army Air Force members, missing in action since World War II, were finally laid to rest today in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

  • Jewish Chaplains Memorial unveiled at Arlington

    Oct 25, 2011

    A sleek, granite memorial inscribed with the names of 14 Jewish Chaplains who died while in military service now stands beside memorials to their Roman Catholic and Protestant brethren on Chaplains Hill at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.

  • American service members go the distance with Iraqi Olympians

    Oct 23, 2011

    Members of the Iraqi men's mid-to-long distance Olympic running team met with United States Forces-Iraq service members for a running clinic and five kilometer run Oct. 23, 2011.

  • Volunteers cycle for wounded Soldiers, Marines

    Oct 21, 2011

    Nothing was going to keep 80-year-old Army veteran Frank "the Tank" Barella from cycling the 325 miles from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg, Md., during the Columbus Day weekend.

  • Brazilian-born Soldier meets visiting general

    Oct 21, 2011

    Brazilian Army Maj. Gen. Carlos Cesar Araujo Lima was greeted by a Brazilian-born "Screaming Eagle" Soldier when he visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 13, 2011.

  • New York battle buddies become brothers in arms

    Oct 20, 2011

    When Pvt. Jereld Vanhook, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, arrived in Basic Combat Training nine weeks ago, his "brother," Pfc. Omari Paul was by his side.

  • Visitors experience Frontier Army life at Fort Sill

    Oct 20, 2011

    The Fort Sill Museum hosted its annual Frontier Army Days depicting Army life on Oklahoma Territory in the 1860s.

  • Pictures worth a thousand words

    Oct 19, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Digital Photography Contest winners were announced during an awards ceremony held Oct. 12, 2011, in the Patch Library. This year, 49 photographers entered 390 photographs in the annual contest sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Patch Arts and Crafts Center.

  • Army chefs learn from Culinary Institute of America

    Oct 19, 2011

    Army chefs from around the world are learning master-level secrets and techniques from instructors at the Culinary Institute of America.

  • Keeping pace with special needs children

    Oct 17, 2011

    The mother of an autistic child on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is working to create an education program for children like her son, who suffers from an autism spectrum disorder and doesn't benefit from mainstream classrooms.

  • Deaf employee doesn't let impairment push her out of picture

    Oct 14, 2011

    Canons blasted, the band played with gusto, and excited family members shouted with glee -- and she heard none of it. Catherine "Diane" Johnson, is deaf.

  • Army Field Band media producer scores Emmy

    Oct 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Jared Morgan, media producer for the U.S. Army Field Band, won an Emmy Award in May for his contributions as a highlight producer for the Major League Baseball Network in 2010.

  • Old Guard Soldiers blaze new trail

    Oct 12, 2011

    For the first time in the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment's (The Old Guard) more than two hundred year history, Staff Sgt. Christopher Rance and Cpl. Christopher Stevens will represent The Old Guard in a sniper/observer competition, Oct 14-16, 2011 in Elk Garden, W.Va.

  • 2-14 Infantry hosts combat spouse day

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons" hosted Combat Spouse Day on Sept. 23, 2011, to build camaraderie and esprit de corps among Soldiers and families.

  • Soldier strives to become pro bodybuilder

    Oct 5, 2011

    Capt. Flossie Jeffrey juggles the challenges of being an officer in the Army, a parent, a student, and a semi-professional bodybuilder.

  • Browne to wear bib No. 1 for one last hurrah in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 3, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program distance runner Maj. Dan Browne, a three-time winner and two-time record-holder of America's largest 10-mile road race, is one of eight WCAP runners who will attempt to keep the International Army Cup on American soil Oct. 9 at the Pentagon.

  • Belgians honor American WWII liberators

    Sep 29, 2011

    More than 300 Belgians adopted the graves of American war veterans, many of them V Corps Soldiers, buried at the two U.S. military cemeteries here in a ceremony held Sept. 22, 2011.

  • West Point Cadet spends weekends volunteering as EMT

    Sep 28, 2011

    As if West Point cadets don't have enough to do with academics, athletics and military training, Class of 2014 Cadet Kendrick Ladd volunteers on weekends with the Town of Highlands Ambulance Corps.

  • JMC couples deploy, bond over ammo

    Sep 27, 2011

    Two Joint Munitions Command couples deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Spouses earn wings during Aviation Spouse Day

    Sep 27, 2011

    Sixty Fort Rucker spouses flew, shot and swam their way through a day of hands-on exercises, hoping to better understand their Soldiers' experiences and even earn their own set of Aviator's wings Sept. 16, 2011.

  • 'Homes for Our Troops' founder receives humanitarian award

    Sep 27, 2011

    A former construction supervisor and home improvement contractor was recognized Monday at the Pentagon for giving it all up to help seriously-injured veterans.

  • WWII couple's service remembered

    Sep 27, 2011

    When World War II Army Sgt. George H. Geffken was laid to rest Sept. 22, 2011, receiving the flag was his wife of 67 years who had graced a WAC recruiting poster during the war.

  • Bringing them home

    Sep 26, 2011

    Soldiers of The Old Guard participate in dignified transfers, bringing home the remains of service members who die overseas in combat.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldier helps area vets through VA internship

    Sep 21, 2011

    Spc. Alfred Newman is one of the many Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from Fort Hood taking part in Operation Warfighter internships at Department of Defense organizations around the state.

  • Ride 2 Recovery cyclists trek route of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 21, 2011

    Ride 2 Recovery cyclists pedaled more than 500 miles during an eight-day trip from New York to the Pentagon commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.