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  • Army employees use recent training to save life

    Jun 26, 2009

    On many occasions, members of the acquisition community are recognized for the systems they provide that save lives, but rarely do those same people save lives with their own hands, as was the case on June 18.

  • Army chaplain, doctor comfort survivors of Metro crash

    Jun 26, 2009

    Several Walter Reed Army Medical Center staffers survived the deadliest accident in Washington Metrorail's 33-year history Monday.

  • President rolls up sleeves to support military kids

    Jun 26, 2009

    Volunteers were already hard at work stuffing backpacks full of goodies for military kids in Fort Lesley J. McNair's gymnasium when President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrived to give them a hand.

  • Soldiers to help Tiger honor troops during PGA tournament

    Jun 24, 2009

    Tournament host Tiger Woods will honor wounded warriors on the first tee box during a patriotic salute to U.S. military personnel and their families to officially open the 2009 AT&T National PGA Tour event, July 1, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

  • 22nd Chemical Battalion remembers Cameron's dad

    Jun 23, 2009

    Two days before Father's Day, 5-year-old Cameron Jessen came to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to dedicate the 22nd Chemical Battalion's renovated conference room in the name of his father who was killed in Iraq.

  • Amputee combat vets return to Iraq for 'proper exit'

    Jun 23, 2009

    Six amputee combat veterans put their uniforms back on and returned to Iraq Sunday for the first time since sustaining their injuries in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Ailing teen becomes a Soldier for a day

    Jun 16, 2009

    Lately Kayla Colyer-Platzer's reality has been consumed with her battle against Hodgkin's disease. However, the 15-year-old high school student was able to get a break from her worries Monday when she became a Soldier for a day at Fort Greely.

  • 'America's Army 3' brings new features to game

    Jun 16, 2009

    Thousands of gamers will be able to play "America's Army 3," the newest version of the Army's popular video game, beginning today.

  • Gen. Ward honored at 100 Black Men of America's national conference

    Jun 16, 2009

    The 100 Black Men of America organization honored Gen. William "Kip" Ward with a lifetime leadership award and an honorary membership at its 23rd Annual Conference this week in New York City, June 13, 2009.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Funeral

    Jun 12, 2009

    Maj. George Edward Wahlen was buried June 11th in Ogden, Utah after an extensive military career spanning three branches of the military. At age 17, Wahlen was trained as an aircraft mechanic, and he worked at Hill Field in Utah as a crew chief for the United States Army Air Corps. He volunteered for the draft, hoping to work on aircraft, but became a Navy Corpsman. Wahlen also volunteered for combat duty with the United States Marine Corps, and was attached to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division, and participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945. He was awarded the Medal Of Honor by President Harry S. Truman on October 5, 1945 for his service. He later re-enlisted in the United States Army, where he served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired with the rank of Major after being awarded a Purple Heart and serving in all four branches of the United States Military. Wahlen is receiving a burial with full military honors.

  • Twenty finalists will vie for 2009 Military Long Drive Championship

    Jun 10, 2009

    For the first time in the competition, 20 big hitters will advance to the finals of the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship to compete for $10,000 on Oct. 20, in Mesquite, Nev.

  • Father of seven returns to active duty

    Jun 10, 2009

    Spc. Jonathan Goodwin is a lot of different things: husband, father of seven children, jokester, and the kind of person who can light up a room with his sense of humor. But before he was any of these things, he became a soldier, signing up for his first enlistment in May of 1992.

  • Postmark honors 8th U.S. Army's 65 years of service

    Jun 10, 2009

    A commemorative postmark honoring the 8th United States Army's 65 years of service was unveiled June 10, at the Yongsan main post office.

  • Seattle Seahawks get a taste of Army training, values

    Jun 8, 2009

    It was billed as a team-building event, but the Seattle Seahawks left Fort Lewis, Wash., June 4, with an education and genuine appreciation for the Army.

  • 'Pets of Patriots' program ensures care of Soldiers' pets

    Jun 6, 2009

    When Soldiers deploy they often leave behind loving family members, including small furry ones. To alleviate some of the concerns Soldiers have regarding their pet's care, the Hawaiian Humane Society offers a unique service called the "Pets of Patriots" program.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • Soldiers jump for first time in 16 months after Iraq deployment

    May 29, 2009

    Some stood at Sicily Drop Zone with apprehension on their faces. Others couldn't contain their excitement, while most were just wishing the plane would get to the landing zone so they could load up and jump.

  • Former 'Mail Call' host drops into Fort Campbell

    May 29, 2009

    R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as the drill instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket" and as the host of "Mail Call," came to Fort Campbell, Ky., Wednesday to film segments for his new show "Lock and Load."

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Marking the Berlin Airlift's end

    May 21, 2009

    The 60th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade was commemorated May 12 in Frankfurt. It was a smaller and more somber ceremony than the events of 11 months ago celebrating the 60th anniversary of the onset of the Berlin Airlift. The focus of the day was the heroism of those involved in the massive humanitarian undertaking and the forging of a friendship between former enemies.

  • NCOs inducted into Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame

    May 20, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame inducted two noncommissioned officers during a ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center, May 19. Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Smith and Sgt. Maj. William McBryar joined the only other NCO in the 95-member Hall of Fame, 1st Sgt. Percival Lowe, who served at Fort Leavenworth from 1849 to 1859.

  • NCOs put out to pasture after retirement

    May 20, 2009

    With 34 years of service between them, two prominent members of the Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard have retired. The two, who not only pulled their own weight but carried the Mounted Color Guard for so many years, were given a brief but warm send off at Fort Carson's Turkey Creek Ranch, May 11.

  • A Warrior's Return: wounded Paratrooper reunited with his unit

    May 20, 2009

    Sgt. John Hoxie, a Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division who lost his arm and leg in combat in Iraq, returned to Fort Bragg for the first time after two years of rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical center, now walking on an artificial leg. Hoxie's story has been an inspiration to his fellow Soldiers.

  • Remembering Seoul's hidden American heroes

    May 19, 2009

    As Memorial Day approaches, veterans cemeteries from Omaha Beach in Normandy, France to Arlington, Virginia will fill with visitors remembering Soldiers who served and sometimes gave their lives fighting for freedom.

  • D-Day survivor: Memorial Day for remembering heroes

    May 18, 2009

    Charles William Eubanks, a resident of West Point, Miss., wants to be remembered - not as a hero, but as a survivor of D-Day.

  • Fort Riley seven-year-old makes life-saving 911 call

    May 11, 2009

    Something didn't feel right when Samantha Chavez was trying to go to sleep. It didn't take her long to realize that was something wrong with her grandmother, who was lying next to her.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Political humorist Colbert tackles Basic Combat Training

    May 8, 2009

    While the vast majority of new Soldiers arrive to Basic Combat Training in a bus from the airport, the Army's newest private arrived in a style befitting his cult-like status.

  • Wounded Warrior first to use next-generation powered legs

    Apr 24, 2009

    Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, stood in bright sunlight on the patio of Walter Reed's Bldg. 88, April 17. A pack of reporters pointed mini-audio recorders, and a clutch of television cameramen rolled tape. The Wounded Warrior's prosthetic legs looked, with their composite construction and gray-on-silver design, like futuristic science fiction movie props.

  • Fallen Soldier memorialized in Chicago room where military journey started

    Apr 24, 2009

    On April 20, 2009, the Chicago Military Entrance Processing Station re-named its "swearing-in" room after Sgt. Joe Vanek, a Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Friends, family, and current and former members of Vanek's old unit came to Chicago to attend the dedication.

  • Day of the Sniper: 'Million dollar' shot clears road in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2009

    The four man sniper team hardly dared to breathe. For two days and nights they had waited for the right situation, and it was finally here. To Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire it seemed that all his prior experience had prepared him for this moment.

  • Oldest WWII vet embodies spirit of 'Year of the NCO'

    Mar 31, 2009

    Army Secretary Pete Geren commemorated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Year of the NCO and WomenAca,!a,,cs History Month by visiting a 110-year-old World War II veteran and enlisting seven future Soldiers by her side in Milford, Conn., on March 31.

  • An Army-Issued Marriage

    Mar 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Since 2001, multiple deployments have put a strain on Army Families, and two-Soldier marriages are no different.

  • President salutes heroes on Medal of Honor Day

    Mar 26, 2009

    A cadre of heroes joined with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to honor and celebrate the American spirit of selfless service March 25, at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gates Pays Respects to Fallen Servicemembers at Dover

    Mar 18, 2009

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • Remembrance ceremony honors fallen military medics

    Mar 12, 2009

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Beneath the rows of simple white headstones evenly spaced beneath a dull and cloudy mid-March sky, the stories of those who rest at Arlington National Cemetery here Wednesday are anything but ordinary.

  • 'Longknife' spouses earn their spurs

    Mar 11, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Christine Tharp saw her husband talk about getting his cavalry spurs, she knew she wanted the opportunity to earn them as well.

  • A first, last flight for Apache pilot

    Mar 10, 2009

    Three flight schools. More than 150 combat missions. An estimated 4,000 career flight hours; 700 of those in combat. Number of hours logged flying a CH-47 Chinook: 0.

  • Rocket munitions don't make good souvenirs

    Mar 5, 2009

    A rocket motor nozzle assembly discovered in an empty employee cubicle launched a scenario of safety measures on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on Feb. 25 that resulted in lost employee productivity and new concerns over unexploded ordnance.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier becomes the first amputee to complete Jumpmaster Course

    Mar 3, 2009

    For most Soldiers, when they join the Army there are a set of schools they set their eyes on as goals to complete. Schools like, Air Assault, Ranger and Pathfinder. For any airborne qualified noncommissioned officer, the natural goal would be the Jumpmaster Course.

  • Baghdad for Mardi Gras' No problem of life

    Feb 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - For deployed Soldiers of the Louisiana's 225th Engineer Brigade, you can take the Soldier out of the state, but you can't take Mardi Gras out of the Soldier.

  • American Idol finalist brings 'home' to Germany

    Feb 25, 2009

    With a "K-Town are we ready'" country music singer and former "American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington went right into an "American Friday Night" at the Kazabra Club on Vogelweh in Kaiserslautern Feb. 20.

  • Tank that helped end Battle of the Bulge takes place in Army history

    Feb 25, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany -- One day after Christmas 1945, "Cobra King" battled its way into World War II history. One day before Christmas 2008, it officially began a new journey to its rightful place as part of the Army's heritage. Today Cobra King sits overlooking the back gate of Rose Barracks here, a nearly forgotten silent steel hulk. But on Dec. 26, 1944, the same Sherman "Jumbo" tank and its crew led a combined infantry and armor column that relieved Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division surrounded by the enemy in Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • 'Journal for Jordan' passes on NCO's legacy to son

    Feb 23, 2009

    Dana Canedy was determined when she went off to the University of Kentucky to put the life of an Army brat behind her. She never intended to fall in love with a Soldier, let alone write a best-selling book sharing with the public messages to their son.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • Army Spouse wins Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER Aca,!" Out of 10,000 entries, Lisa Roman, wife of Capt. Joe Roman, strategic plans officer, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was chosen as the winner of the ultimate dessert recipe during the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Sunday, February 8th.

  • America's Army game sets five Guinness World Records

    Feb 10, 2009

    The America's Army PC game, which lets players explore Soldiering, has been recognized with five records in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest replaces 'battlefield rush' with high-intensity outdoor activities

    Feb 10, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - If the initial feedback is any indication, Installation Management Command-Europe's high-adventure recreation program is becoming a huge success - even a lifesaver for some of its participants.

  • Vietnam vet, former Steeler shares lessons with Guard

    Jan 28, 2009

    A Vietnam War veteran, who overcame great odds to become a successful National Football League player, shared his message of strength, attitude and optimism during the North Dakota National Guard's 2009 Safety Conference Jan. 24.

  • Depot employee claims award with determination, hard work

    Jan 28, 2009

    A tenant employee earned a Defense Logistics Agency-level award for her role in processing over 45,000 lines of unserviceable and battle-damaged combat equipment valued at $4.6 million.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest provides recreation outlets for combat-tested Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" The first of approximately 8,000 Soldiers began cycling through Installation Management Command-Europe's high-adventure, adrenaline-pumping Warrior Adventure Quest recreation program earlier this month.

  • Stryker Brigade, Military Police Soldiers return from Iraq

    Jan 28, 2009

    More than 180 Soldiers from two Hawaii-based units, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 25th Infantry Division, and the 728th Military Police Battalion, returned from 15-month deployments to Iraq early Tuesday morning to a joyous reception at the Wheeler Army Airfield Multiple Deployment Facility, Hawaii.

  • Civilian leaders learn teamwork, Army style

    Jan 27, 2009

    More than 50 members of the Leadership Columbia program visited Fort Jackson Jan. 13 to learn about how the Army trains Soldiers and develops leaders. Leadership Columbia is a program sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce that aims to enhance young leadersAca,!a,,c understanding of the community. The visitors participated in a classroom training session before hearing from Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commander of the U.S. Army Accessions Command, about the recruiting challenges facing todayAca,!a,,cs Army.

  • Canine battle buddies take bite out of crime

    Jan 27, 2009

    Sit, stay and fetch are often the first commands a dog learns; for the Fort Jackson military working dogs and the specialized search dogs these commands are Aca,!A"puppiesAca,!a,,c play.Aca,!A? For Guera, Gurda, Gury and Blecky, four of the eight working dogs at Fort Jackson, sniffing out explosives and narcotics is just another day at the office.

  • NCO gets 15 minutes of fame as stand-in for president

    Jan 23, 2009

    Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks has more in common with President Barack Obama than height and that led to him being selected as a stand-in for the then-president-elect during a Jan. 11 rehearsal of the inaugural swearing-in ceremony.

  • Koreans set to celebrate Lunar New Year

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" After the celebration of the New Year on Jan. 1, East Asian cultures prepare for a different kind of New Year celebration with families Jan. 24-27.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn that 'believing is seeing'

    Jan 16, 2009

    When Robert Ott spoke before a group of Wounded Warriors for the first time recently at Fort Lewis, he addressed them as a man who once had an experience similar to theirs. On Oct. 6, 1990, a confrontation in his native New Jersey ended with Ott suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The near-fatal injury left the then 21-year-old completely blind.

  • Army Reserve unit conducts 'Yellow Ribbon' workshop

    Jan 16, 2009

    More than 170 Army Reserve Soldiers of the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion and their families were treated to a weekend of fun and information at an indoor water park and resort Jan. 10-11 as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon.

  • 'Daddy Boot Camp' prepares Soldiers for fatherhood

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Being a Soldier is tough, but perhaps being a father is tougher. Soldiers prepare themselves for a life of service to their country through extensive training and preparation; however, according to many Soldiers, nothing prepares them for fatherhood.

  • Army's new NASCAR driver gets 'greening'

    Jan 16, 2009

    U.S. Army NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and crew members participated in a "greening" process Jan. 12 at Fort Bragg, N.C., home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command.

  • Military bobsledders dominate 4-man event at National Championships

    Jan 15, 2009

    Army drivers swept the top three spots and an Air Force WCAP pilot finished fifth in the four-man bobsledding competition at Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • He's been recruiting for 58 years and counting

    Jan 15, 2009

    When the Aca,!A"Old SoldierAca,!A? walks into the room wearing his starched dress blues and spit-shined regulation shoes, the natural reaction is to stop and stare. Those who have never met him can tell immediately he is Aca,!A"somebody.Aca,!A? And though his demeanor makes one want to sit up a bit straighter, his perpetually bright smile can put anyone at ease. This spirited Soldier is retired Sgt. Maj. Ray Moran Aca,!"Aca,!" affectionately called the Old Soldier Aca,!"Aca,!" who was honored last month as the first of two inductees into the new Recruiting and Retention School Hall of Fame. Retired Sgt. Maj. Faith E. Childers was also inducted.

  • Crew chief assists in crash rescue

    Jan 13, 2009

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Ryan Frushour does not consider himself a hero. He did what he says anyone would have done.

  • Soldiers bolster U.S. bobsled team for world championships

    Jan 7, 2009

    Several Soldiers have bolstered the United States Bobsled Team for the 2009 World Championships, scheduled for Feb. 20 through March 1 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Pfc. John Napier, a bobsledder in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, teamed with Cory Butner of Yucaipa, Calif., to win the two-man title in the 2009 U.S. Bobsled National Championships Jan. 3-4 at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid.

  • Medics teach life-saving techniques

    Jan 5, 2009

    Working with the Afghan National Army soldiers 16 hours a week, the medics with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are providing instruction on a multitude of crucial life-saving techniques. Spanning through first aid and beyond, the training seems difficult, but the AfghansAca,!a,,c enthusiasm helps the medics guide their students through its challenges.

  • Soldier rejoins after 38-year service break

    Jan 5, 2009

    Young men and women frequently follow the footsteps of their parents and grandparents by joining the military. Army Maj. (Dr.) Robert Sexton reversed that role when he followed his two sons into the military after a 38-year-break from his previous service.

  • East defeats West during All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2009

    In what has become the U.S. Army's premier showcase of both the nation's best talent of high school football athletes and it's most courageous and decorated Soldier-Heroes, the All-American all-star high school football game made its ninth appearance on Saturday.

  • Soldiers, athlete son, to unite at All American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2009

    This summer, Master Sgt. Fotini Nixon will pack her son up for his first year at college -- a momentous occasion for any parent.

  • Tribute: Army surgeon killed in Mosul Christmas day

    Dec 30, 2008

    Maj. John Pryor, a trauma surgeon, was killed in Mosul on Christmas day.

  • Do New Year's resolutions measure up'

    Dec 30, 2008

    Drop the fork and step away from the pie! New YearAca,!a,,cs resolutions need not be restrictive, but can reflect professional and personal goals.

  • Army couple graduates together

    Dec 29, 2008

    More than 90 Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army civilians and retirees participated as graduates in the 42nd semiannual commencement/graduation event on post. Graduates wore color-coded caps and gowns representing their specific institutions. Representatives from Central Michigan University, University of Mary, Upper Iowa University, Southwestern College, Central Texas College, Barton County Community College and Service Members Opportunity Colleges were on hand to present each graduate with their degree.

  • Armistice author turns 101

    Dec 29, 2008

    One of the authors of the armistice ending hostilities in the Korean War, who later served as an Army war-crimes lawyer teaching at the Naval War College, celebrated his 101st birthday Dec.19.

  • Mom, daughter enlist in Army Reserve

    Dec 29, 2008

    Mother and daughter enlisted in the same military occupational specialty and are both assigned to the 351st Civil Affairs Command in Mountain View, Calif.

  • Arsenal's 'Secret Santas' donate to needy

    Dec 29, 2008

    The Watervliet Arsenal is well known for the manufacturing of military hardware for cannons, mortars, and artillery systems. But behind the 1800s-era facades that hide hundreds of machines that pound cold steel into weapon systems everyday are warm hearts. Despite recent headlines of a slowing economy, which has negatively affected donations to charitable organizations nationwide in 2008, the Arsenal and its union, National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2109, collected nearly 500 toys and a cash donation of $500 this holiday season for The Salvation Army in Troy, N.Y.

  • Soldier competes in popular game show

    Dec 24, 2008

    A Soldier in the Army National Guard competed in the Deal or No Deal game show on Christmas day, winning $227,000.

  • Arkansas welcomes 3,200 Soldiers home for holidays

    Dec 23, 2008

    A large and happy contingent of 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team families are celebrating the return of more than 3,200 Soldiers from a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Amputee gets commission through Army ROTC

    Dec 22, 2008

    Amputee, Richard Ingram was recently commissioned a second lieutenant through the U.S. Army ROTC program at North Georgia College and State University

  • Larmore fills Army Band Christmas spotlight

    Dec 19, 2008

    The U.S. Army Band brought its year to a close over the weekend with holiday revels and Christmas carols, a guest diva and orchestral paeans to peace.

  • Film crew uses 3rd HBCT Soldiers for recruiting

    Dec 19, 2008

    A film crew from Ignited LLC, an advertising agency in El Segundo, Calif., came to Kelley Hill Dec. 12-14 to capture Soldiers at work for a new series of recruitment videos. The videos will be used to put together interactive videos for recruiters to show potential recruits various military occupation specialties (MOSs) and what each job entails.

  • 'Trees for Troops' brighten family faces

    Dec 18, 2008

    Free Christmas trees lighted the faces of Army families at 18 Army installations this month thanks to the SPIRIT Foundation's Aca,!A"Trees for TroopsAca,!A? program.

  • Freedom Team Salute offers holiday recognition

    Dec 17, 2008

    This holiday season, a Freedom Team Salute Commendation could be a special way for Soldiers to thank those who support them as they defend the country.

  • Army launches first Executive Mentorship Program

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Army paired up 38 senior executives Dec. 15 to begin the first formal mentoring initiative of its kind.

  • 'Wounded Warriors' hit slopes in Breckenridge

    Dec 17, 2008

    'Wounded Warriors' Hit The Slopes In Breckenridge

  • Suggestion saves money, increases production

    Dec 17, 2008

    Everyone knows that necessity is the mother of invention. The necessity of readying radios for the warfighter sparked a suggestion that increases production and will save the taxpayer more than $235,000 per year.

  • All-Army outfielder to play in 'Border Battle' with Canada

    Dec 16, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Dexter Avery has been selected to play for Team USA in the 2009 Border Battle, a slow-pitch softball game between the United States and Canada.

  • SUDS program helps wounded warriors with dive certification

    Dec 16, 2008

    For two years the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba program has taught more than 100 injured veterans how to dive. The program is designed to assist returning veterans injured in Afghanistan and Iraq with their rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Thousands lay wreaths across America

    Dec 15, 2008

    Thousands showed up on a crisp Saturday morning, some from as far away as Maine, to lay wreaths at the headstones of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Reserve Soldier saves choking boy

    Dec 15, 2008

    Army Reserve Pfc. Dustin Hayes of the 332nd Medical Brigade was awarded the Army Commendation Medal Nov. 16 for saving the life of 6-year-old Jayden Stine.

  • Chicago Bulls, USO team up to host military families

    Dec 11, 2008

    Dozens of excited children of deployed parents lined the hallways of the Chicago Bulls Academy when Benny, the Bulls mascot, led them into a holiday party.

  • General receives Liberty Bowl's highest honor

    Dec 11, 2008

    A college bowl game's highest honor was presented this week to an Army general who has been recognized for exemplary service to the nation.

  • Deployed Soldier shares holiday heirloom in Afghanistan

    Dec 11, 2008

    The small, artificial Christmas tree on Col. Roger NellAca,!a,,cs desk is the same one his father displayed on his desk in 1967. Since then, the tree has served alongside father or son on three wartime missions and six Christmas deployments.

  • Female scientists' research shines at Army Science Conference

    Dec 10, 2008

    At last weekAca,!a,,cs 26th Army Science Conference, attended by leading defense researchers from across the globe, some were surprised to learn that female scientists are stepping into the spotlight more than ever for their discoveries.

  • High School students meet senior Army leaders

    Dec 9, 2008

    In a departure from hosting business and community leaders as part of an ongoing executive partnerships office program, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren briefed 27 juniors and seniors from George Mason High School in Falls Church, Va., Dec. 4, on the many roles and responsibilities of the Army.

  • Mother of 13 brings new meaning to 'Army strong'

    Dec 9, 2008

    Under normal circumstances, a Soldier graduating from Advanced Individual Training doesnAca,!a,,ct attract the attention of many people besides friends and family.

  • West Point professor cheers for Navy

    Dec 5, 2008

    Army Lt. Col. Donald Outing, a mathematics professor at West Point, played football for the U.S. Naval Academy from 1979 to 1982.

  • Soldiers fix up homeless shelter for holidays

    Dec 5, 2008

    In the spirit of the holiday season, Fort Riley volunteered Nov. 24 to help the less fortunate by renovating and cleaning up the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter, also known as the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, in Manhattan, Kan.

  • Veterinarian serves as agriculture expert in Iraq

    Dec 4, 2008

    Most people think of veterinarians as animal doctors, and indeed they are. But the work of a deployed Army veterinarian at Camp Victory, Iraq, shows the specialty involves much more than that. Maj. Freddie Zink, reservists in the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion, works regularly with Iraqi veterinarians and farmers, whether itAca,!a,,cs helping with vaccinations of farm animals or advising on projects from poultry farms to beehives.

  • eCybermission students attend Army Science Conference

    Dec 4, 2008

    About 120 participants in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs eCybermission competition took part in the 26th Army Science Conference Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

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