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  • Brazilian-born medic shares life-saving skills with Afghans

    Jun 9, 2011

    “I don’t think I adopted America. America adopted me,” Brazilian-born Cpl. Joel M. Kuhn said as he sat outside of Nangalam Base in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • Florida Guardsman becomes Army’s first female Avenger Master Gunner

    Jun 9, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Jessica Ray, with the Florida National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery, recently became the first female to graduate from the Avenger Master Gunner course.

  • High schoolers offered insider's look at West Point

    Jun 8, 2011

    For more than 1,000 rising high school seniors, the Summer Leaders Seminar was a weeklong exploration of the academic, athletic and military opportunities at West Point. Established by the West Point Admissions Office in 1976, SLS is a total immersion experience into what life as a cadet is like, led by the cadets themselves.

  • Widow marks Memorial Day at SOS Center, 1st Cav Memorial

    Jun 7, 2011

    Beate Medina marked her eighth Memorial Day without her "treasure" by visiting Fort Hood, Texas, the place where she feels closest to him.

  • Airsoft Games hit target for 10th straight year in Korea

    Jun 6, 2011

    SEONGNAM, South Korea - More than 240 American and South Korean military family members and students from the surrounding community took part in the 10th Annual Airsoft Games on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea, June 4, 2011.

  • 3 brothers, uncle serving in Kabul area

    Jun 1, 2011

    A Nebraska family is serving their nation above and beyond the call of duty. As unbelievable as this sounds, three brothers are serving together in the Kabul area and living in nearby Camp Phoenix.

  • NCO goes the distance for self, good causes

    May 31, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Logan, a Task Force Resolute plans noncommissioned officer, is using this year to achieve new personal records in distance running while deployed to Kandahar Airfield.

  • Gates, Mullen praise efforts of troops, families, vets

    May 30, 2011

    Flanked by the memorials of wars past, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today said he has had no greater honor than serving and leading the U.S. military.

  • America’s Army: 'Strength of the Nation' for 236 years

    May 26, 2011

    The Army celebrates its 236th birthday on June 14, 2011, and the milestone brings a full lineup of events to commemorate the many roles the Army fulfills.

  • Paratroopers remember fallen heroes during All-American memorial ceremony

    May 23, 2011

    Past and present paratroopers, with the 82nd Airborne Division, honored fallen paratroopers and their families during a memorial ceremony outside of the 82nd Airborne Division Museum at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Blood tests alert Picatinny civilian to life-threatening disease

    May 23, 2011

    The Picatinny Civilian Welfare Council holds an annual blood test program. The results of one of these tests forever changed the life of Raymond Seiz.

  • Closer than a brother

    May 22, 2011

    Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land a Soldier in the chair of either one of a pair of identical twins.

  • Armed Forces Day spans Civil War to Golden Knights

    May 20, 2011

    Servicemen and their families celebrating Armed Forces Day this weekend not only had the chance to witness modern war technology in action, they were also able to experience the tradition of the armed forces from the 1700s until the present.

  • To edge of space, back: West Point balloon satellite a success

    May 19, 2011

    A group of cadets and officers traveled to Sam's Point Preserve, N.Y., May 13, 2011, to conduct their final launch of the semester for the West Point Balloon Satellite.

  • Zeroing in: Soldier competes in Warrior Games

    May 19, 2011

    What worried Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Trescott most was breathing. With an altitude of more than 6,000 feet above sea level, breathing in Colorado Spring, Colo., requires faster, deeper breaths than breathing in Columbia, S.C.

  • On target for partnership: New York Guard Soldiers form bonds in South African rifle match

    May 18, 2011

    A team of eight New York National Guard Soldiers competed against Soldiers and police officers from South Africa, Great Britain and New Zealand in Bloemfontein, South Africa, May 2-8, 2011.

  • Double amputee happy to fill NCO leader role

    May 18, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Ray Castillo's 10th combat deployment with the 75th Ranger Regiment resulted in a life-changing event on the dusty battlefield of northern Iraq. Today, he's a double amputee, but is set to graduate next week from Fort Benning's seven-week Maneuver Senior Leaders Course.

  • Operation Shear Love: Troops donate long locks to children

    May 17, 2011

    Troops on Victory Base Complex participated in Operation Shear Love, in which they donated their hair to Locks of Love, May 8, 2011.

  • U.S., Chinese Army bands perform together in historic concert

    May 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" and the Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China played together at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., May 16.

  • Soldier Show lured Operation Rising Star winner to U.S. Army

    May 17, 2011

    Operation Rising Star champion Melissa Gomez participated in the Family and MWR Command's musical competitions as both as Soldier, and later as a spouse.

  • Fallen Army journalist honored at Newseum

    May 17, 2011

    Staff Sgt. James Hunter was an Army public affairs noncommissioned officer who was killed by a roadside bomb in June 2010, during a foot patrol in Afghanistan. He and 76 other fallen journalists were memorialized at the Newseum here, today, in the 2011 re-dedication ceremony of the Journalists Memorial.

  • Less is more: Dieting got NCO's career back on track

    May 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brett Michael, an instructor at the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., lost 70 pounds in a year, and has taken back control of his life, his body, and his career.

  • Wounded warriors honored at GI Film Festival

    May 13, 2011

    A number of young wounded warriors showed up at the Navy Memorial May 12 to view the world premier of "Ironclad," directed by Jonathan English and starring Paul Giamotti.

  • Like father, like daughter, son: Flying Apaches runs in family

    May 12, 2011

    Having an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter pilot for your dad is pretty cool. Even cooler is being an Apache pilot and having two of your children follow in your footsteps to become pilots, too.

  • JBLM Soldier first, only active-duty Buddhist chaplain in Army

    May 12, 2011

    Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri's dharma wheel is one of the most uncommon symbols in the military. He is the first, and currently only, active-duty Buddhist chaplain in the Army.

  • Facebook page puts 'death row' pets in spotlight

    May 11, 2011

    pet-lovers, it's an emotional issue. For animal control facilities, it's an economic one: what to do with the nearly 7,000 dogs and cats dumped at the city's Animal Care and Control Center every year'

  • Soldier breaks world record running marathon in gas mask

    May 11, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Marc Dibernardo runs marathons in a gas mask to raise donations for wounded warriors, and his finishing time in the North Shore Marathon broke the world record.

  • Families find shelter from storm at Redstone

    May 11, 2011

    The tornadoes April 27, 2011, that brought destruction to Alabama have left several Redstone Arsenal families with damaged or destroyed homes. More than 30 families have come to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., where long-term temporary housing is being provided through the efforts of Garrison Housing and Redstone Communities.

  • Call center helps Arlington National Cemetery serve public

    May 10, 2011

    A year ago, the Arlington National Cemetery staff strained to answer 5,000 calls a month, until they partnered with the Army's Information Technology Agency.

  • Country music singer walks 100 miles for troops

    May 10, 2011

    Country music singer Granger Smith, wearing combat boots, started his 100-mile walk for the troops in South Austin, Texas, April 24, 2011. His trek ended four days later at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army helping bridge gap between China, U.S.

    May 6, 2011

    A delegation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently returned from China and its leader discussed how military exchange programs may be helping build common understanding and trust between the two nations.

  • Film fest to showcase G.I. stories

    May 6, 2011

    Beginning May 9, 2011, the G.I. Film Festival will showcase stories of service, courage, and sacrifice produced by filmmakers and actors on the fast track to Hollywood.

  • Obama lauds Soldier ride participants

    May 5, 2011

    As 30 wounded warriors on bicycles gathered on the White House's South Lawn yesterday, President Barack Obama said their participation in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride is a reminder that everyone can do something for the troops.

  • Wounded warrior still gets bad guys

    May 5, 2011

    Buddha-like, Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts clears his mind and focuses intently on an array of lines crisscrossing his computer screen.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest program provides adrenaline rush

    May 5, 2011

    Like many Soldiers, 1st Lt. Jon Morgan said he struggled adapting to the slower pace home life offered after a deployment. Morale Welfare and Recreation created the Warrior Adventure Quest program, which introduces recently redeployed Soldiers to high-adrenaline activities like whitewater rafting, paintball and challenge and high ropes courses, to help them transition back to garrison and family life.

  • Captain presumed dead by comrades alive, recognized for heroism after 43 years

    May 4, 2011

    The men of 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment assumed Capt. Jay C. Copley was dead after they watched him be evacuated from Vietnam 40 years ago, until they noticed his name wasn't on the Vietnam Wall. Copley stood in front of his comrades, family members, and distinguished guests to receive the Distinguished Service Cross at the National Infantry Museum parade field.

  • Soldier injured in Fort Hood shooting continues rehab, recovery at WTB

    May 4, 2011

    For Spc. Matthew Cooke, Nov. 5, 2009, started off as an ordinary day. In the year-and-a-half since the shooting, Cooke has quietly applied himself to healing physically and mentally, as a member of the Warrior Transition Brigade. His ultimate goal is to remain a Soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • 'Dog Whisperer' visits Fort Hood: Works with military families, their dogs

    May 4, 2011

    Three Fort Hood families, including the four-legged members, got the chance to work with Cesar Millan, who is better known as the "Dog Whisperer," during his recent visit to Central Texas.

  • Fort Belvoir gets taste of carnival at Soldier Show kickoff

    May 3, 2011

    Wallace Theater was packed this weekend as the U.S. Army Soldier Show kicked off its 2011 tour at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Boy gets wish: Becomes honorary Fort Sill Soldier

    May 2, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, from Fort Sill, Okla., made wishes come true for a little boy in Wyoming, Thursday. Erick Morales, a boy from Powell, Wyo., always wanted to be a Soldier; and the battalion Soldiers helped make that dream a reality.

  • 2 Korean War heroes to be posthumously awarded Medal of Honor today

    Apr 28, 2011

    Two Soldiers who died as a result of their gallant and intrepid actions during the Korean War will be posthumously awarded the Medal Honor during a ceremony, May 2, at the White House.

  • Survivor: War hero reaches out to help Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2011

    John McCormick survived two combat tours in Vietnam, deep depression and suicidal ideations and came out addicted to alcohol. He has a message for today's troops who face the same fights he fought himself: You can conquer it all, but you don't have to go it alone.

  • Medal of Honor recipient shares story with Fort Benning troops

    Apr 27, 2011

    In Cai Lay, Vietnam, Nov. 18, 1967, a young Soldier helped rescue his injured comrades by swimming across a river on an air mattress despite having a broken back, three broken ribs, shrapnel wounds, a gunshot wound and not being able to swim.

  • Fort Hood launches new effort to prevent bullying

    Apr 26, 2011

    A collaboration of the Fort Hood Police, Killeen Independent School District and Child, Youth and School Services launched the "Band Together Against Bullying" program at Smith Middle School, here.

  • Children learn about work, environment at Natick

    Apr 26, 2011

    At the same time they discovered what their parents do for work, children learned to appreciate the environment April 22, 2011, at Natick Soldier Systems Center's 14th annual "Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work/Earth Day."

  • Fort Riley honors children of fallen Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2011

    Fort Riley honored 19 children of fallen comrades during Fort Riley's Ceremony of Remembrance, April 10, 2011, during the Month of the Military Child Festival.

  • ER doctor delivers baby in hospital parking lot

    Apr 22, 2011

    Lt. Col. Timothy Barron knows emergencies can strike at any moment. It is something he's learned during his time in the military and as the department head of DeWitt Army Community Hospital's Emergency Room.

  • Face of Defense: Chef finds success in Army

    Apr 22, 2011

    When White House ushers told the auditioning chef it was a good sign if the president wanted to meet him after the third course. It was a defining moment in the culinary career of J.D. Ward, at that time an Army staff sergeant.

  • Spouses find off-beaten-course outlet for coping with military life

    Apr 21, 2011

    They don helmets, mouth guards and knee pads about five days each week. They raise families and hold down careers while their husbands fight for a peaceful nation. And they love to blow off steam by plowing through groups of roller skaters.

  • At 1-year anniversary of cancer diagnosis, teen gets dream visit to Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2011

    Christopher McNally received his orders April 6, to report to Fort Benning, Ga. Like others before him, his first stop on post was the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Unlike the others, McNally is 16 and has been battling osteosarcoma for a year.

  • Soldier's love of volunteering flows into current service

    Apr 20, 2011

    Before joining the Army, Pfc. Phillip Plack spent four years volunteering at his local hospital by dressing as an elf during Christmas for the kids. When Plack arrived at Fort Hood, he began searching for volunteer opportunities. He found the United Service Organization.

  • USASOC Ranger team comes out on top

    Apr 20, 2011

    The "super team" of Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk is the winner of the 28th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • 'Hawaii Five-O' teams with 25th CAB

    Apr 19, 2011

    Revival of the popular television series "Hawaii Five-O" has involved some Soldiers in action sequences set in Honolulu.

  • Cadets discuss how social media applies to small Army units

    Apr 19, 2011

    Maj. Roger Cabiness, who has spent the last nine months working at Google, Inc., in an Army program to partner with industry, lead a roundtable discussion at the George C. Marshall Awards Seminar on social media and how it applies to new lieutenants.

  • Special Ops Soldier wins Best Ranger second consecutive year

    Apr 18, 2011

    For the second year in a row, Master Sgt. Eric Turk has taken the title of Best Ranger, along with his partner Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski, also a previous winner. Zajkowski claimed the top spot in 2007 with his then-teammate Maj. Liam Collins. The competition has only been won by the same Soldier in two consecutive years once before.

  • Big Red One gives 'Soldier' 20-year career in 2 days

    Apr 18, 2011

    The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stood tall April 15, 2011, as the 1st Infantry Division's newest command sergeant major strolled into Barlow Theater on Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Ranger buddies reunited at Fort Hood

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Odds are a funny thing. The odds of winning the lottery can be millions to one, but somebody will win. Maybe that someone is next door.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden kick off Sesame Street, USO tour

    Apr 18, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stepped onto the auditorium stage and into the arms of Elmo and friends as a crowd of local military and community families stood and cheered.

  • Half-marathon a week: a warrant officer's quest to create a path for others

    Apr 15, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bob Cuyler runs a half-marathon every single week while deployed to Afghanistan to raise awareness of the United Ostomy Association of America Veterans Outreach Program.

  • Let's Move initiative gets Fort Hood families active

    Apr 14, 2011

    Children of all ages and their parents got moving April 9, at Venable Village Elementary School here, during the Let's Move Fort Hood event. The local event was part of the nationwide Let's Move initiative, which is a program championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • West Point Boxing earns fourth national collegiate title

    Apr 13, 2011

    The West Point Boxing Team earned their fourth consecutive national championship by winning on their own turf April 7-9.

  • SecArmy uncovers award-winning Cultural Resources Program at Fort Bliss

    Apr 13, 2011

    Selfless service, a qualified, passionate team and committed partnerships across state borders was the winning combination for the Fort Bliss Cultural Resources Management Team as they won the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for an installation.

  • Month of the Military Child: Autism on the rise

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soon-to-be parents buy clothes and diapers, assemble furniture, pick out names and dream about a happy, healthy, bright future for their impending arrival. However, many parents find themselves facing a very different reality when they discover their child is autistic.

  • Forces find gift of giving 'humbling' during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    United States servicemembers joined members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in making donations to four villages in the Tarlac region of the Philippines, April 8, as a matter of good will during exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • Cobra blood a winning recipe for survival training at Balikatan

    Apr 11, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Marines conducted jungle survival training April 6, as part of Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines, an annual joint exercise between the armed forces of the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Guard helps rescue WWII vet in North Dakota flood

    Apr 11, 2011

    A North Dakota National Guard quick response force helped rescue an 87-year-old World War II veteran from his flooded home Saturday.

  • Ceremony honors Bataan Death March sufferers, survivors

    Apr 11, 2011

    Distinguished visitors, servicemembers, veterans and members of the community attended a wreath-laying ceremony here to remember the Bataan Death March and honor World War II veterans from the Philippines, United States, and allied nations.

  • Fort Sam Houston commemorates Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 8, 2011

    In the civilian world, the month of April is usually celebrated by the onset of spring and the Easter holiday. If you happen to live in San Antonio, it's Fiesta time! But to the military community, April means much more.

  • Balikatan participants bring joy to Philippine orphanage

    Apr 7, 2011

    Smiling faces were everywhere and laughter was heard throughout the Shepherd of the Hill Orphanage as troops participating in Balikatan 2011 visited children to hand out clothing and toys during a outreach event at San Antonio, Zabales, Philippines.

  • Canines charm crowd: Contestants put best paws forward

    Apr 7, 2011

    Sunshine, cute doggies and excited children filled the Fort Jackson Youth Sports Complex Sunday during Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual April Fool-ish Dog Show.

  • West Point Women's Boxing makes history

    Apr 6, 2011

    While West Point celebrated Women's History Month throughout March, a group of female cadets were making history of their own. On March 7, the West Point Women's Boxing Team made their debut at the Maryland Boxing Invitational, winning three of four bouts and creating a distinct presence in the arena of collegiate boxing, according to Coach Bobbi Scroggin.

  • Victim, general give personal insights into pain of sexual assault

    Apr 5, 2011

    When the keynote speaker for the Fort Hood Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation signing event was announced, polite applause followed her to the podium April 4, in the III Corps Headquarters. The mood in the room changed, however, as Spc. Patricia Fuentes began her remarks: "I'm the victim of a life-altering event. I was assaulted in 2007."

  • Reservists, veterans recreate historic WWII scene

    Apr 4, 2011

    Sixty-eight years has passed since the day when thousands of Japanese-American volunteers in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team gathered at Iolani Palace, Hawaii, before being shipped off to World War II.

  • 3 Medal of Honor recipients join 350-mile bike ride to unite nation, wounded warriors

    Apr 4, 2011

    With the assistance of three Medal of Honor recipients, this year's Texas Challenge, one in the Ride 2 Recovery series, helped wounded warriors heal from the wounds of wars suffered in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Hertz Fellowship awarded to West Point electrical engineering cadet

    Apr 4, 2011

    West Point Class of 2011 Cadet Thomas Dean, an electrical engineering major, was named a Hertz Fellowship recipient March 31, by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

  • Army Child of Year develops 'deployment kit'

    Apr 4, 2011

    April is "Month of the Military Child" and Kyle Hoeye, the 16-year-old child of Arizona National Guard Sgt. 1st Class James and Michaelena Hoey, was selected as this year's Army Child of the Year.

  • Military children: strength of our future

    Apr 1, 2011

    Throughout April, which has been designated as month of the military child, Army garrisons world-wide will honor the children of servicemembers through a variety of ceremonies and special events.

  • West Point Parachute Team jumps, trains with French Foreign Legion

    Mar 31, 2011

    The 2nd Regiment Estranger de Parachutistes, an elite airborne regiment of the French Foreign Legion, hosted the West Point Parachute Team March 11-20.

  • Female POWs prove women can endure war's hardships

    Mar 31, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum's experience as a POW confirmed her belief in resilience and that military women can persevere in tough situations.

  • Fort Carson team aids families returning from Japan

    Mar 31, 2011

    Fort Carson personnel worked around the clock March 22-26, at Denver International Airport, to help American military family members stationed in Japan to transition during the voluntary evacuation from the devastation.

  • Torchlight Ceremony carried on at Fort Benning

    Mar 30, 2011

    A quarter-century-old Fort Knox, Ky., tradition has unfolded at Fort Benning, Ga., for the first time. The 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, staged its annual Torchlight Ceremony at dusk Sunday in Memorial Grove outside the unit's headquarters on Sand Hill.

  • Monster of Chowkay: Army lieutenant feared by Taliban

    Mar 28, 2011

    When 1st Lt. Benjamin Amsler, a recent graduate from Ranger school who took over the platoon in August 2010, visits elders and local leaders, he isn't shy about passing out his contact information. He gives Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army troops his personal cell phone number. He let's everybody know that he's not in Afghanistan to hide behind the walls of Combat Outpost Fortress.

  • Combat surgeon leaves big business for Army, front lines of Afghanistan

    Mar 28, 2011

    A former business executive for Burton Snowboards, Capt. Douglas 'Doc' Powell, brigade surgeon, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is currently overseeing a mission quite different than the design team he lead with Burton, as he serves on the front lines of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Servicemembers, civilians descend on missile range for Bataan memorial march

    Mar 27, 2011

    Servicemembers and civilians from all over the world converged on White Sands Missile Range for the 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Last female officer retires from first coed West Point class

    Mar 27, 2011

    Col. Sylvia T. Moran, one of 118 women who entered West Point in 1976, joined the ranks of all the other class of her 1980 classmates who have since retired, with one exception - she is the last female officer to do so.

  • Sept. 11 flags transferred to Reserve unit headed to Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    The 462nd Movement Control Battalion transferred U.S. and New York City Fire Department flags to the 77th Sustainment Brigade on March 20, 2011. The ceremony marked the final time this particular set of flags transfers from one New York state/New Jersey Army Reserve unit to another serving in the Middle East.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord powerlifter adds to record total

    Mar 25, 2011

    Retired Master Sgt. Leamon Woodley competed in the 2011 Washington State Powerlifting, Bench Press and Deadlift Championship in Tumwater, Wash., March 5 and 6, and set two national records.

  • Missing for 70 years, 11 Army airmen return home

    Mar 24, 2011

    Eleven Army Air Force servicemembers, missing in action since Nov. 20, 1943, after they took off from Jackson Airfield, Port Moresby, New Guinea on an overwater mission, were finally laid to rest on American soil.

  • WWII vet recognized after 67 years

    Mar 24, 2011

    More than 67 years after he helped rescue a wounded comrade from a mine field in Italy, a Columbia-area World War II veteran received the recognition he had earned.

  • Survey looks into Army as Profession of Arms

    Mar 23, 2011

    A survey was released March 21, to thousands in the Army community asking them to take an introspective look at the service as a profession. Two-hundred thousand Soldiers, officers, warrant officers and civilians are receiving an e-mail message from the Army Chief of Staff to participate in the Profession of Arms survey.

  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actors ride with troops to promote motorcycle safety

    Mar 23, 2011

    About 300 Soldiers throttled up cruisers, sport bikes and custom choppers recently to take a 50-mile motorcycle mentorship ride dedicated to safety.

  • Fort Hood's Red Cross volunteers help Soldiers, patients, more

    Mar 22, 2011

    Since 1943, National Red Cross Month has been celebrated in March to focus on the selfless service of the army of volunteers and American Red Cross workers like Debbie MacDonald, the Red Cross assistant station manager at Fort Hood.

  • One Soldier's epic journey in pursuit of happiness

    Mar 21, 2011

    There was no turning back for the 22-year-old native son of Havana, Cuba, as he and three others paddled across the open sea on their tiny boat. Growing up in a country where military service is mandatory, the black market is a common source for staples, and listening to a radio station from the United States is taboo, this Cuban soldier wanted no more.

  • New York Army National Guard women are at home in the sky

    Mar 21, 2011

    The women who keep the New York Army National Guard flying found inspiration in the skies and on the ground.

  • Bone marrow donor proud he gave, would donate again

    Mar 18, 2011

    Sgt. Albert M. Cusimano can be sure that he saved at least one life. Less than one year after registering with the C.W. "Bill" Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, Cusimano received notice that his marrow was needed.

  • Iraq War veteran receives second Purple Heart

    Mar 18, 2011

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 18, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann.

  • Soldier writes children's book about helping restore Baghdad Zoo

    Mar 17, 2011

    Maj. William "Wes" Sumner and a small group of people helped save a large population of animals forgotten at the Baghdad Zoo. He recently published a children's book about it.

  • Combat stress control Soldier, working dog inducted into Order of Spur

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 85th Medical Combat Stress Control Detachment were recognized for their hard work providing behavioral health services for the deployed troopers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during an awards ceremony March 8.

  • Novice to advanced riders benefit from motorcycle simulator training

    Mar 16, 2011

    For those who haven't been on a motorcycle for a while, and those just considering joining their ranks, Wiesbaden's Safety Office offers its motorcycle simulator to allow riders to practice riding in various conditions.