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  • WWII aviators recovered from New Guinea, laid to rest

    Sep 21, 2011

    The remains of nine Army airmen were interred Sept. 21, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery, more than 68 years after their flight over Papua New Guinea was shot down by the Japanese.

  • From hospital to Hollywood: a Soldier's story

    Sep 20, 2011

    In the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, appearance is almost everything and plastic surgery -- to achieve the perfect body, the perfect face, and perfect skin -- is commonplace if tabloids and TV shows can be believed.

  • Time machine: 2-39 vets visit contemporary counterparts

    Sep 15, 2011

    A group of veterans who fought in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment visited with cadre and Soldiers-in-training of the current 2-39th as part of their three-day reunion at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Wounded warrior continues to serve

    Sep 14, 2011

    Sgt. Aaron Manis, a human resources specialist with 101st Human Resources Company, calmly walks the halls of the division main building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, hoping to share his positive attitude with everyone he passes.

  • Pentagon survivors tell their stories

    Sep 14, 2011

    Only a few people can tell us what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks that day affected everyone in America, but only a relative few were actually at the sites when the attacks occurred.

  • Medal of Honor recipient offers leadership lessons to West Point cadets

    Sep 14, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry made his first visit to West Point on Sept. 9-10, 2011, speaking to the entire Class of 2012 at Robinson Auditorium after a small classroom discussion with a group of about 25 cadets.

  • Surgical Technician recognized for selfless service

    Sep 13, 2011

    Sgt. Milfred Williams of the 212th Combat Support Hospital's 160th Forward Surgical Team, has been named the 2011 USO Volunteer of the Year for his resolute dedication as a volunteer at the Kaiserslautern USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl, Germany.

  • Entomologist keeps DLA pest-free

    Sep 13, 2011

    As DLA's pest management consultant, Lt. Col. Van Sherwood works with the agency's primary-level field activities to control pests using methods that don't damage the environment or cause employee health problems.

  • Soldiers breathe spirit into history with high-tech performances

    Sep 11, 2011

    The Army's Spirit of America, staged at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9 and 10, will continue to astonish audiences Sept. 16 and 17 in North Charleston Coliseum, S.C., and Sept. 23 and 24 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida.

  • Wounded warrior blazes trail at Waco Exchange Distro Center

    Sep 9, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Shad Fowler enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday and planned to spend the next 20 years defending the nation. All seemed to be going to plan until 2004 when Fowler was on a dismounted patrol in Iraq and an improvised explosive device detonated near him.

  • Animal care specialists learn critical skills in support of Veterinary Services

    Sep 8, 2011

    veterinarians and animal care specialists provide veterinary care on Department of Defense installations worldwide and are the only military branch that supports the Veterinary Services mission.

  • Soldier saves friend from committing suicide

    Sep 7, 2011

    A concerned and perceptive Soldier credits suicide prevention training with helping her stop a fellow Soldier from killing himself.

  • Battle buddies for life

    Sep 6, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Richard Cooke Jr. is helping his partner Rocky transition from a nearly eight-year "active duty" career as a military working dog to becoming a family pet.

  • Nurse recalls 'something terrible' on 9/11

    Sep 6, 2011

    Former Pentagon nurse reflects on 10th anniversary of attack.

  • Big Red One Soldier recalls serving as New York firefighter on Sept. 11

    Sep 6, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Peter Rosie, an infantryman with the 1st Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 4th Cavalry, was a paramedic with the New York Fire Department Sept. 11, 2001, when the U.S. was attacked by terrorists.

  • One-time refugee finds home in U.S. Army

    Sep 1, 2011

    In 2007, a then 16-year-old Saw Blut was a refugee in Malaysia, having fled his home in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, a country in Southeast Asia.

  • Sky's the limit: Amputee earns title of 'Sergeant Airborne'

    Aug 31, 2011

    Like thousands before him, Sgt. Joel Dulashanti donned an Airborne instructor black hat for the first time Aug. 22, 2011, signifying his completion of a detailed certification process with 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

  • Muslim Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Aug 31, 2011

    Muslim Soldiers and civilians came together during early morning hours to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2011.

  • Soldiers' best friend reports for duty

    Aug 30, 2011

    Arnold, a 200-pound English Mastiff, has spent the past five years populating his resume with therapy hours and hospital visits. His resume now lists him as the newest member of Fort Drum's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • The foundation of his sacrifice

    Aug 26, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Special Troops Battalion, Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, and other service members remember the fallen by touching up the names painted on the Warrior Memorial Wall at Contingency Operating Site Warrior.

  • Artist honors Fort Campbell's 5th Special Forces Group with drawing

    Aug 26, 2011

    A graphics artist and retired Soldier designed a print to commemorate the 5th Special Forces Group's 50th anniversary.

  • Soldier wins 4th national crown in modern pentathlon

    Aug 24, 2011

    Spc. Dennis Bowsher won his fourth national title at the 2011 U.S. National Modern Pentathlon Championships on Aug. 14, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army engages young scientists in lab work

    Aug 23, 2011

    Summer interns at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are working alongside Army civilian scientists to find solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges.

  • Vietnam vet gets Bronze Star earned 40 years ago

    Aug 23, 2011

    1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star for valor in Vietnam. On his way home in 1971, Berkshire's duffel bag was stolen and he never saw his medal again.

  • Team studies brains of successful leaders

    Aug 19, 2011

    Researchers from Arizona State University want to know, quite literally, what moral and ethical development in the brain looks like.

  • Jeep rebuild unites Fort Campbell community to support fallen Soldier's family

    Aug 19, 2011

    Garrhett Adkins' father, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins, died in in Afghanistan April 16, 2011. Staff Sgt. Jason Axelson is now fixing up the jeep that Charles bought to turn the rusty reminder of what could have been into a celebration of Charles' life.

  • JSA Battalion honors fallen officers on 35th anniversary

    Aug 18, 2011

    The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea joined his most forward deployed battalion Aug. 18, 2011, at a ceremony to honor two fallen U.S. Army officers.

  • Stars guide marine operations students at Army's transportation school

    Aug 16, 2011

    Army mariners who sail the waterways of the world learn navigation skills, but with no terrain features to guide them, they look to the stars.

  • Vet unit partners with field support brigade to keep IED detection dogs in fight

    Aug 15, 2011

    The 358th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, is a Reserve unit from Alabama whose mission includes keeping improvised explosive device detection dogs healthy and in the fight.

  • Not just for Soldiers: How civilian lives Warrior Ethos

    Aug 12, 2011

    If she were in the military, Michelle Klapper would have, by now, probably earned her Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge and a host of other military awards for her contributions to Global War on Terrorism.

  • Loss in space

    Aug 12, 2011

    On Atlantis' final mission in July, the Space Tissue Loss program, a partnership between NASA and the Department of Defense, sent up an experiment developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to study human cellular response to bacteria in microgravity.

  • JBLM takes active role in keeping base safe from bears

    Aug 11, 2011

    The 198-pound female black bear was one of three captured in a four-week period this summer, all around Miller Hill. While the animals are frequently seen foraging for food in the late summer and fall, there have been more spotted on base this year than ever before.

  • Vasquez leads Soldiers at U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials

    Aug 10, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Sgt. Samuel Vasquez was the last Soldier standing when he climbed into the ring at the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team Trials Aug. 4, 2011, at the Mobile Civic Center.

  • Therapy dogs help demobilize Soldiers

    Aug 10, 2011

    Four teams of registered therapy dogs and their handlers recently greeted demobilizing Soldiers returning from a 10-month tour in Afghanistan at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Community pays respects to former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Aug 9, 2011

    More than 600 people, including fellow servicemembers, gathered at a memorial service Aug. 6, 2011, for retired Gen. John Shalikashvili at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

  • Deployed Spartans connect with wounded Spartans back in U.S.

    Aug 8, 2011

    Spartan Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Pasa, in Afghanistan, crowded into the brigade conference room to speak with five wounded warriors from Task Force Spartan Aug. 2 via video teleconference, who are currently recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

  • Navy Corpsmen in Europe test for prestigious U.S. Army badge

    Aug 5, 2011

    Navy Corpsmen are rarely seen training with U.S. Army Soldiers, however, two Corpsmen from Naval Support Acitivity Naples, Italy, are participating in the Expert Field Medical Badge training and testing in order to further improve the overall standard of care for wounded personnel on the battlefield.

  • 'Get Caught' in the recycle campaign

    Aug 4, 2011

    Marne Soldiers from the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield communities were "Caught Doing Something Good" at their homes, July 21. The Directorate of Public Works' recycling personnel visited Soldiers whose blue poly cart or recycle bin has been occupied with recyclables.

  • Reviving Old Glory one stitch at a time

    Aug 3, 2011

    Torn and tattered, stained and patched, the red-white-and-blue of the American flag never looked better or stronger or more inspiring.

  • Medal of Honor recipient recounts heroic actions in Afghanistan

    Aug 1, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry remembers his son, Austin, telling him he's thinking about going to West Point or the Air Force Academy after high school. But the 17-year-old grew a little apprehensive after seeing his father become only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the war on terror during a July 12, 2011 ceremony at the White House.

  • New FORSCOM/USARC headquarters honors Gen. George C. Marshall

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command dedicated their new combined headquarters complex during a ceremony Aug. 1, 2011, in honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.

  • Cav spouses learn new appreciation for Soldiers' jobs

    Jul 29, 2011

    Spouses and children of 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, experienced a day in the life of a cavalry trooper when they participated in Family Spur Ride.

  • Hammer thrower ready for another try on world stage

    Jul 28, 2011

    Maj. Mike Mai ranks nationally near the top in the hammer throw, and after his second-place finish at the U.S. Track and Field National Championships in Eugene, Ore., last month, he'll compete in his second World Championships in August.

  • Medevac system takes Soldiers from battlefield to hospitals

    Jul 28, 2011

    Soldiers that are wounded or become ill down range are brought back to Fort Hood, Texas, on a medical evacuation aircraft resembling a flying emergency room staffed with experienced medical personnel who keep constant watch over their health needs, delivering them to the caring greeters at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

  • 173rd Airborne BCT Soldiers jump into Ukraine with paratroopers from 5 nations

    Jul 28, 2011

    More than 200 paratroopers completed the first multi-national airborne operation of Exercise Rapid Trident 11 at the International Peacekeeping and Security center here, July 26, 2011.

  • Fort Campbell's Stelly shines at combatives competition

    Jul 28, 2011

    A group of 101st Airborne Division and 5th Special Forces Group Soldiers traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, July 20-23 to face the best of the best in the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship.

  • Veterans laid to rest at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

    Jul 28, 2011

    The unclaimed cremated remains of 14 veterans and three military wives were laid to rest at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery July 26, 2011, with full military honors. The remains were found and identified by the Missing in America Project, a nonprofit organization.

  • Soldier combines 'AIRBORNE!' recruiting to tell the Army story

    Jul 27, 2011

    Army Recruiter Staff Sgt. Joseph Tremblay, from the Harrisburg Opportunity Center, shares his experiences as an Airborne Soldier and former instructor at the U.S. Army Airborne School to design and teach airborne training sessions in the communities surrounding Harrisburg, Pa.

  • NAACP Award brings Army winner full circle

    Jul 27, 2011

    Master Sgt. Mark Jordan, an Equal Opportunity advisor currently stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, received the NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award July 26, 2011, and he believes his trip to Los Angeles has brought his life full circle.

  • Fort Riley EFMP kids get hands-on experience at rodeo

    Jul 25, 2011

    Zayvion Haseman enjoyed his horse ride so much at the Exceptional Family Member Program Special Needs Rodeo that he kissed the horse. Zayvion, who will be a kindergartner at Chapman Elementary School this fall, surprised his father with that move.

  • Special Forces Soldier fights for special cause

    Jul 24, 2011

    When Staff Sgt. Benjamin Westrich won third place in the lightweight division at the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship here July 23, it meant more to him than a plaque and a handshake. It meant much more for many people.

  • Army Values serve as the driving-force for Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry

    Jul 22, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry vows to continue to help fellow Soldiers and to remember the fallen.

  • First Lady, Soldiers welcome Extreme Home Makeover

    Jul 22, 2011

    A former Sailor who houses homeless female veterans here received the surprise of her life today when hundreds of workers and well-wishers -- including First Lady Michelle Obama -- were on hand as she became the latest winner on the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show.

  • Future force: Army Research Lab equips warfighters

    Jul 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army is a well-trained, well-equipped fighting force. And behind every weapon, piece of armor and training that prepares and protects Soldiers in battle are teams of scientists and engineers who are solving complex problems and driving future capabilities.

  • Wounded war heroes summit Mount Rainier

    Jul 22, 2011

    Since 2007, Camp Patriot, a non-profit organization, has sponsored the annual climb of Mount Rainier's 14,411-foot summit for wounded warriors. Only 50 percent of climbers reach the summit, proving the significance of the challenge that lies ahead.

  • MOH recipient still wants to make contribution

    Jul 21, 2011

    Not everyone gets tips on penmanship from a president. But then, not everyone is Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, an Army Ranger and recent Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Military Times selects female first sergeant as Soldier of Year

    Jul 21, 2011

    First Sgt. Monekia Y. Denkins loves to lead by example, yet she doesn't really think the leadership skills she's built on over the last 20 years in the Army are anything extraordinarily over the top.

  • Twice wounded, but 'Soldiering' on with nature

    Jul 20, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Karl Pasco deployed twice to Iraq and was seriously injured both times. The outdoors, he says, is his retreat from the painful memories, the lost friends, the catastrophic wounds he suffered from his two deployments to Iraq and the countless trips to military hospitals to repair his damaged body.

  • ARL hosts SeaPerch robotics challenge

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory hosted a SeaPerch robotics challenge at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 11, 2011. The event was made possible through a grant from the National Defense Education Program, which awarded 10 SeaPerch kits to ARL for use with their robotics programs.

  • Texas Shootout Concludes at Robertson Blood Center

    Jul 19, 2011

    Angela Oakley and Sarah Jennings teamed up and battled it out in the Texas Shootout Blood Donating Challenge at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Pele lights torch for opening of CISM World Games

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Counseil International du Sport Militaire borrowed a page from the International Olympic Committee to stage the Opening Ceremony of the 5th Military World Games July 16, 2011, at Olympic Stadium.

  • The warriors of Battle Lab filmed during Network Integration Exercise

    Jul 18, 2011

    Soldiers and technology from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division during a six-week Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., became the focus of KPI Production Company’s pilot episode of “Battle Lab.”

  • Soldiers volunteer for Extreme Makeover project

    Jul 15, 2011

    Ty Pennington, and the crew from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” greeted Barbara Summey Marshall and residents, Judy Hilburn, Niki Harper and her two sons, Keyon Taft, 10, and Kelli Carmon, 16, of the Jubilee House as she answered her front door with the well-known, wake-up call - “G-o-o-d M-o-r-n-i-n-g!”

  • Recruiter saves life, earns award

    Jul 15, 2011

    When Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Stone saw cars braking and swerving suddenly ahead of him on Interstate 35 East in Dallas, he knew something bad had just happened on the freeway he was driving on. In the minutes that followed, Stone prevented what would have surely been a deadly accident, when he pulled a victim from a burning vehicle.

  • USC baseball coach visits WTU

    Jul 14, 2011

    Soldiers with the Fort Jackson Warrior Transition Unit welcomed a back-to-back College World Series champion at their town hall meeting this week.

  • TF Spartan surgeon develops prosthetic leg for Afghan IED victims

    Jul 14, 2011

    Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers exchange students, culture

    Jul 14, 2011

    Several active and retired Soldiers from the 99th RSC and other Army Reserve units are giving young adults from around the world the opportunity to live in and learn about the United States through a student-exchange program.

  • Former soldier in Saddam's army now U.S. Soldier helping improve Iraq

    Jul 13, 2011

    Sgt. Mahad Ahmed was a member of Saddam's army when the U.S. liberated Iraq. He is now deployed to Iraq as a member of the Texas Army National Guard, helping improve his homeland.

  • U.S. Army Alaska mountaineer assists in MIA recovery mission

    Jul 13, 2011

    The Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command often calls upon the Northern Warfare Training Center for assistance in their mission to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans from the nation’s past conflicts.

  • Like son ... like father

    Jul 13, 2011

    Spc. Robert Capstick and his wife Becky are preparing for their son's return from Afghanistan. At the same time, they are attending a Yellow Ribbon event in Twinsburg, Ohio, to prepare for Capstick's deployment to Afghanistan in August.

  • Petry awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 12, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a historic ceremony in the east room of the White House today.

  • Missing hand only change in Medal of Honor recipient - friends say

    Jul 12, 2011

    Duane Hardesty’s across-the-street neighbor is a lot like anyone else’s.

  • Twins promoted to captain on Forward Operating Base Salerno

    Jul 11, 2011

    A pair of U.S. Army 1st Lieutenants, and identical twins, were promoted to captain on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 2, 2011.

  • Army marksman qualifies for Olympics

    Jul 11, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft a 1996 Olympian, qualified for nomination to the 2012 team pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

  • Soldier overcomes injury to help others

    Jul 10, 2011

    When Sgt. 1st Class Marc Dervaes lost an arm in Afghanistan, he wondered what his quality of life would be. Now he not only engages in the activities he loves, he has the strength of character to want to help others.

  • Defeating cancer: mission complete

    Jul 8, 2011

    Cpl. Austin Saunders, a gun team leader with Charlie Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, admits he’s a bit of a competitive guy. He likes to reach his goals, whatever the odds; "mission complete" is his credo

  • Videos provide a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Benning's Infantry One Station Unit Training program

    Jul 7, 2011

    In an effort to provide potential prospects, new Army recruits and their supporters with a comprehensive look at Fort Benning’s Infantry One Station Unit Training program, U.S. Army Accessions Command recently published five brief video segments showcasing a range of activities, including the Confidence Course, the Gas Chamber, the Turning Blue ceremony and OSUT graduation.

  • Soldier in Iraq gets 4th of July call from Secretary of Defense

    Jul 7, 2011

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who was sworn into office Friday, marked the 4th of July holiday by making phone calls to six deployed servicemembers, including an Ohio Army National Guard Soldier in Iraq.

  • Combatives: Fighter gives III Corps veteran presence

    Jul 1, 2011

    On a fight night in Hawaii in 2008, a squad volunteered their platoon sergeant into the ring as a joke. But it wasn't a joke for his opponent, who ended up with a broken nose and collarbone.

  • Fort Benning boasts Army’s top drill sergeant, again

    Jun 30, 2011

    For the second time in three years, a Fort Benning, Ga., drill sergeant is the Army’s best.

  • Human Animal Bond brings pets to patients, staff

    Jun 30, 2011

    Members of the Human Animal Bond organization visit places throughout the Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth community -- schools, libraries, nursing homes and hospitals.

  • A dynamite relationship

    Jun 29, 2011

    The history of U.S. military explosive ordnance disposal professionals dates back to the beginning of World War II. The peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, as part of NATO’s Kosovo Forces, is no different than a wartime mission when it comes to the identification and disposal of unexploded or expended ordnance.

  • Army boxer wins U.S. National flyweight championship

    Jun 29, 2011

    Sgt. John Franklin credited his first national amateur boxing title to the help of his U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammates.

  • Class of 2015 enters West Point: The journey begins

    Jun 28, 2011

    It was the first day of the 47-month West Point experience for more than 1,200 new cadets June 27 as the U.S. Military Academy and the Corps of Cadets hosted Reception Day for the Class of 2015.

  • Finding a safe place: Soldier volunteers to help victims of sexual assault

    Jun 28, 2011

    Maj. Paula Rodriguez, the property management officer-in-charge for the 36th Infantry Division, has a passion for volunteering and helping the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • High school JROTC cadets conquer weeklong camp

    Jun 27, 2011

    About 200 cadets from10 high schools throughout Texas gathered at Fort Hood, Texas, for a week-long Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet Leadership Challenge held June 12-17, 2011.

  • High adventure for Fort Carson youths

    Jun 23, 2011

    Children from Fort Carson, Colo., hiked, mountain biked, rock climbed, kayaked and went white-water rafting as part of Fort Carson’s Adventure Programs and Education’s Wilderness Adventure Camp.

  • Deployed officer in Afghanistan recalls days of being a WAC

    Jun 22, 2011

    The 1970s probably seem like a long time ago for today’s new Soldiers, but for one officer serving in Afghanistan, the era is still a vivid memory of when women Soldiers were treated differently than men.

  • American hunters welcomed to brotherhood of traditional German hunters

    Jun 22, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Outdoor Recreation Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting Program offers hunters the opportunity to learn about and test for the prestigious German Jagdschein, or hunting license.

  • Patriot Academy sergeant breaks world record

    Jun 22, 2011

    Staff Sgt. John Halsey, an assistant platoon sergeant in Bravo Company for the Patriot Academy at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, decided to break a world record when he noticed his students were a bit lethargic on their days off.

  • Task force wins hearts 'one patient at a time'

    Jun 20, 2011

    Medical crews with Task Force Bon Voizen, a Louisiana National Guard-led humanitarian exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, have treated more than 800 dental patients and nearly 23,000 medical patients so far this year.

  • Soldier, NCO of year reflect on competition, rewards of winning

    Jun 17, 2011

    No doubt about it, to become Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, the year-long contest is a grueling struggle to overcome fear, obstacles and the dreaded boards hosted by sergeants major.

  • Fishing program assists Soldiers’ recovery

    Jun 16, 2011

    Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is a nonprofit organization that focuses on reaching out to wounded veterans to aid in their rehabilitation -- both mentally and physically.

  • Owners must help pets beat the heat

    Jun 16, 2011

    People aren’t the only ones who feel the heat in the summer months. It is important be aware of the effects that warmer temperatures may have on people’s four-legged friends.

  • Cadets, midshipmen visit Horn of Africa, enhance understanding of regional affairs

    Jun 13, 2011

    Six Army cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and six midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., arrived at the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, May 26, 2011, to better understand the role of U.S. forces in the area.

  • Company commander cycles in support of MS awareness

    Jun 13, 2011

    Capt. Theresa Giorno completed a 150-mile, two-day bicycle ride along Virginia’s Eastern Shore to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • Balloon reconnaissance marks 150th anniversary

    Jun 13, 2011

    The intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support critical to operations in Afghanistan got its start 150 years ago this month, when a balloonist showed then-President Abraham Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon could help the Union Army prevail in the Civil War.

  • WTB Soldier shares gift of life with bone marrow donation

    Jun 10, 2011

    More than four years ago, when Spc. Christopher Sutton was stationed with the 89th Military Police Brigade, he took part in a bone marrow donor drive and was entered into the Department of Defense bone marrow donor database. Now working as a cadre member of the Warrior Transition Brigade Headquarters, Sutton was stunned when he was told it appeared that he was a match to someone who would benefit from a bone marrow donation.

  • Teammates recount Medal of Honor nominee's courageous actions

    Jun 10, 2011

    Three teammates of Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry recently discussed the event that took place May 26, 2008, which landed the noncommissioned officer a nomination to receive the Medal of Honor.