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  • Commentary: Army Family Action Plan, a process for improving quality of life

    Jun 17, 2010

    As the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, one of the most important duties I have is overseeing the Army Family Action Plan process.

  • Slideshow: The 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition - Day 3

    Jun 16, 2010

    Day 3 of the competition portion of the 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year had our basic combat training drill sergeants go work through written tests, a training simulator, another day of urban orienteering with surprise tasks and compete in a 17-event obstacle course.

  • Slideshow: The 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition - Day 2

    Jun 15, 2010

    In the second day of the competition portion of the 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year, the competitors spent the night in tents, woke up at 3:00 a.m., and performed several tasks ranging from a land navigation course to providing medical care under fire. Eight of the Army's best training NCOs from across the nation are competing for the title of 2010 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year from June 14 to June 18. The competitors include five active-duty and three U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants. One winner will be selected from each service component.

  • Three Soldiers earn berths in Wrestling World Championships

    Jun 15, 2010

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Three Soldiers earned berths in the 2010 FILA Wrestling World Championships by winning their weight classes at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 10-11 at the Mid-America Center.

  • Operation Mend founder receives 'Strength of the Nation' Award

    Jun 14, 2010

    The founder of a program providing reconstructive surgery to warriors wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan received the "Strength of the Nation" Award Saturday at the Army Birthday Ball in National Harbor, Md.

  • Stewart-Hunter housing team ready for 3rd ID's return

    Jun 11, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's housing team is prepared for 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers return this fall, according to Anita Gordon, housing referral specialist.

  • NHL donates to "hockey's finest"

    Jun 10, 2010

    NEW YORK (June 7, 2010) -- The National Hockey League, UPS and the U.S. Army participated in a small ceremony at the NHL Powered by Reebok Store in New York City, where the NHL announced its generous donation of official NHL-licensed street hockey equipment to the 5th Battalion "Dragonslayers" and the 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment -Fort Lewis, Wash.-based units currently deployed in Iraq. Their responsibilities include Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar mission (C-RAM), providing life-saving force protection from enemy fire. The event featured a commemorative street hockey game involving Soldiers from the New York City Recruiting Battalion, and concluded with the Soldiers, NHL and UPS representatives assisting in loading the donated equipment onto UPS trucks in preparation for shipment. Director of the Army Staff, Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., senior Army official at the event, credited street hockey as a way deployed troops could take a break from the stresses of the combat environment. This donation marked the launch of the first NHL Street Hockey League at Camp Victory in Baghdad.

  • Army birthday, home track offer double incentive for Newman

    Jun 9, 2010

    The thought process of deciding what kind of gift would be appropriate for a 235th birthday could be an overwhelming and worrisome task. Unless you are Ryan Newman, a 14-time tour winner on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • NCO's struggles on recruiting duty nearly cost him his life

    Jun 8, 2010

    Ring recruiter turns to alcohol to cope with PTSD, anxiety and stress on recruiting duty. Unit leaders save his life by getting him the help he needed.

  • Teachers receive Presidential honor

    Jun 8, 2010

    President Barack Obama named two Department of Defense Education Activity teachers as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's highest honor for math and science teachers.

  • 29th ID remembers D-Day on 66th anniversary

    Jun 7, 2010

    The Virginia National Guard gathered alongside World War II veterans June 5 at the Cherry-Beasley Readiness Center in Winchester and June 6 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the Soldiers of the 29th Infantry Division, the 116th Infantry Regiment and all the men who fought in the largest amphibious assault in the history of modern warfare 66 years ago.

  • Children of fallen find comfort at TAPS camp

    Jun 7, 2010

    Trevor Jones peered into the vivid blue sky, tightly gripping the string holding his balloon.

  • Chaplain remembers Tiananmen Square on anniversary

    Jun 4, 2010

    It was 21 years ago, June 4, 1989, that Americans watched footage on television of a line of tanks in China's Tiananmen Square stop just short of running over a student protester who was bold enough to stand in their path.

  • Four Soldiers selected for World Military Women's Soccer Championship

    Jun 2, 2010

    Four Soldiers were selected for the United States' All-Armed Forces team that will vie for the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 6th World Military Women's Soccer Championship, slated for June 9-20 in Cherbourg, France.

  • MWR Academy pays tribute to family man, Soldier

    Jun 2, 2010

    With family, friends and Army leaders gathered near a plaque bearing his likeness, the MWR Academy which was established in 1987 was officially named the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Family and MWR Academy on May 27.

  • Army, environmentalists study APG eagles

    Jun 2, 2010

    The Army is taking its role as environmental stewards seriously. A team of installation leaders and local environmentalists measured, tagged and weighed eaglets here May 29.

  • Gold Star Wives celebrate 65 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    Back during World War II, a small group of women met in a living room to lend support to those whose husbands were killed in the line of duty. Now 65 years later, that small group has become the Gold Star Wives of America, standing 10,000-strong with 60 chapters across America.

  • SOS keeps survivors connected to Army family

    Jun 1, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The Army has not forgotten the surviving families of fallen warriors.

  • Olympic-hopeful runner finds inspiration in many facets of life

    May 28, 2010

    Capt. Kelly Calway doesn't don a cape, fight crime on a daily basis or possess any sort of superhuman powers. The 2008 Army Female Athlete of the Year is more of a modern-day superheroine, who is defending her country, raising a family, and preparing to enter the World Class Athlete Program.

  • 'Flags In'

    May 27, 2010

    Each year, just prior to Memorial Day, the Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, also known as the Old Guard, honor America's fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, the soldiers of the Old Guard placed flags in front of more than 260,000 gravestones in roughly three hours.

  • Postage stamp immortalizes 'God Bless America' singer

    May 27, 2010

    With help from the Army, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled its newest 44-cent stamp May 27, honoring the late singer Kate Smith, who was popular during World War II.

  • Three-time Army chess champ wins after running Iraq tourneys

    May 25, 2010

    Capt. Arthur Macaspac needed a little help from a few new friends to win his third crown at the 2010 All-Army Chess Championships.

  • 'Army Strong' blog opens to world

    May 25, 2010, an Army blog previously limited to Soldiers and civilian employees, is now open to anyone who wants to tell an Army story.

  • World War II pilot honored in front of military's future leaders

    May 25, 2010

    Generations of family and friends honored 13 young adults recently nominated to attend military service academies, and witnessed the long-overdue recognition of a World War II hero at a ceremony Saturday hosted by U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis.

  • Community, Soldiers and Red Sox Foundation team up to help veterans

    May 24, 2010

    On a sunny morning in Boston, more than 2,000 runners gathered on Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park to run nine kilometers with the finish line being one of the most famous spots in Boston... home plate of Fenway Park.

  • Celebration honors Soldier diversity

    May 22, 2010

    Many nations, many cultures, one celebration honoring those who serve in and support the Army from the South Pacific regions, no matter what generation they represent.

  • Iraq vet hiking across nation to raise $5 million

    May 18, 2010

    Iraq combat veteran Troy Yocum is walking 7,000 miles across the nation, banging his drum, gathering followers and trying to meet his goal of raising $5 million for U.S. veterans and their families in need.

  • Army finishes Warrior Games strong

    May 17, 2010

    Army wounded warriors took home 11 gold medals in swimming and another seven in track and field May 14, finishing second overall behind the Marine Corps at the inaugural Warrior Games.

  • Soldiers earn silver in volleyball, cycling, basketball; 4 golds in shooting

    May 14, 2010

    The excitement was dizzying, the noise deafening and in the end Army's sitting volleyball team was literally left sitting at half court wondering how they let the gold medal get away.

  • Chaplain fights cancer with support of her military and martial arts families

    May 13, 2010

    During the final months of her deployment to Iraq, Chaplain (Capt.) Melissa Hale was medically evacuated back to the U.S. when she discovered what most women hope they never find; a lump in her left breast.

  • Campbell comes together for flood relief

    May 12, 2010

    More than 500 volunteers including Soldiers, their families and other community members worked in various areas of Clarksville, Tenn., morning in an effort to help restore their community after the worst flooding in 50 years.

  • First lady announces presidential directive on military families

    May 12, 2010

    First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a new 90-day review to develop a coordinated Federal government-wide approach to supporting and engaging military families.

  • Operation Rising Star winner's song catching on with military crowd

    May 11, 2010

    "Trust Your Hopes Not Your Fears" is a song that embodies the strength and positive outlook Army spouses need to support their Soldiers.

  • Army pit crew receives 'Army Strong' lessons at Fort Benning

    May 10, 2010

    Ryan Newman and crew members from the No. 39 U.S. Army NASCAR team paid a visit May 5 to Fort Benning.

  • Gold Star wife named Army Spouse of Year

    May 10, 2010

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  • Commentary: I love being an Army spouse

    May 6, 2010

    Military Spouse Appreciation Day' Really' I have to admit that I didn't know there was such an occasion.

  • Rolling Thunder stops at Pentagon en route to Warrior Games

    May 6, 2010

    Motorcycle-riding members of the national organization Rolling Thunder stop at the Pentagon Wednesday and meet with two wounded Sailors and a Soldier who will be participating in the first ever Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs May 10-14.

  • Soldier shows appreciation for spouse's support

    May 5, 2010

    When soldiers are deployed, their spouses can be challenged to face new tasks they haven't handled in the past, such as taking care of children and the household alone.

  • Soldiers rehearse for start of Twilight Tattoo on May 5

    May 4, 2010

    Soldiers from The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, The Continental Color Guard, The Commander-in-ChiefAca,!a,,cs Guard and The U.S. Army Drill Team participated in a rehearsal on May 3, 2010 for Twilight Tattoo.

  • Army's crew captures Tissot Pit Road Award in Richmond

    May 4, 2010

    Although Ryan Newman was disappointed with his eighth-place finish Saturday at Richmond International Raceway, his U.S. Army crew claimed the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award.

  • Belvoir breaks ground on new child development center

    May 3, 2010

    Dirt flew and children's laughter rang out Friday as Fort Belvoir broke ground on its new Child Development Center.

  • Soldier Show opens to enthusiastic cheers from VIPs

    Apr 30, 2010

    This year's Soldier Show opened with a preview performance in the Washington, D.C., metro area April 24, with many attendees wearing their dress blues as they participated in this revue's 27-year traditional event.

  • Military Child of Year learns life lessons from late father

    Apr 29, 2010

    Chosen out of about 700 children aged 8 to 18, 10-year-old Willie Banks III is Operation Homefront's 2010 Military Child of the Year. Part of his drive comes from his mother, a chief warrant officer in the Army. Also, he has specific life guidance left to him by his father, who died of colon cancer when Willie was only 4 years old.

  • U.S. military community volunteers help uncover Roman history

    Apr 28, 2010

    They came, they dug, and they sifted through thousands of years of European history.

  • Army Greco-Roman wrestlers dominate U.S. Open

    Apr 27, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Glenn Garrison and Spc. Nathan Piasecki led Army wrestlers to the Greco-Roman team title April 23-24 at the U.S. Open in Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center.

  • Servicemembers become U.S. citizens at White House

    Apr 23, 2010

    Two dozen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines became citizens of the United States, April 23, during a naturalization ceremony at the White House.

  • Soldier wins 1st round of U.S. Open Wrestling

    Apr 23, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestler Spc. Timothy Taylor defeated Frank Workman, 5-0, 1-0, in the first round of Greco-Roman competition Friday at the 2010 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland.

  • White House looking for Army's best drivers

    Apr 21, 2010

    Recruiters from the White House Transportation Agency went to Fort Hood, Texas, to find the Army's best drivers. The recruiters targeted specific transportation type units within III Corps such as the 4th Sustainment Brigade and 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)...

  • Army looks to standardize service for special-needs families

    Apr 20, 2010

    The U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command recently conducted the second Exceptional Family Member Program Summit to enhance services for family members with special needs.

  • Army sniper films spot for History channel based on 1,300 meter shot in Iraq

    Apr 19, 2010

    The early morning April sky dawned clear over Forward Operating Base Iskandaryia, Iraq. Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire, a platoon sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, whose home base was Fort Richardson, Alaska, and his spotter settled in for their third day of looking for insurgents.

  • Students celebrate being Army brats

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- It's not every day students get to watch their principal fall from a perfectly good airplane at 13,000 feet, but that's just how Irwin Intermediate School celebrated the Month of the Military Child April 12.

  • West Point wins collegiate boxing championship

    Apr 16, 2010

    The Black Knights took five individual titles and were named the overall team champion as they hosted the National Collegiate Boxing Association Championships for the first time last weekend.

  • Connelly recipients get chef training

    Apr 15, 2010

    Food service personnel from across the Army received hands-on professional development training from the culinary staff at the John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev., during the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Awards Program and Conference.

  • Army wrestlers carry lofty rankings into national championships

    Apr 13, 2010

    Four U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers are ranked No. 1 in the nation in their respective weight classes as they prepare for the 2010 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships, slated for April 23-24 at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University.

  • Soldier Show plays off social-media phenomena

    Apr 13, 2010

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  • World War II Soldier reflects on liberating concentration camp during holocaust remembrance ceremony

    Apr 12, 2010

    For 65 years, Leo Hymas has been haunted by what he witnessed just outside of the German town of Weimar during World War II. In his short military career of 11 months, Hymas had already lost his best friend in combat and disobeyed orders to kill two German prisoners of war, but discovering the Buchenwald concentration camp was something Hymas wasn't prepared to find.

  • Newman wins Arizona Cup Race

    Apr 12, 2010

    Ryan Newman passed Jeff Gordon on the green-white-checkered restart and held the lead for the final two laps to win Saturday evening's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Never too late to say, 'Welcome Home'

    Apr 9, 2010

    Fort Irwin hosted a unique 'Welcome Home Day Ceremony' on April 7, as the community gathered to welcome back Soldiers that returned from war more than three decades ago.

  • 'America's pastime' salutes America's military

    Apr 9, 2010

    As summer begins, America's pastime, baseball, stirs up in many a nostalgic sense of national pride. Now Major League Baseball has teamed with the U.S. Army to salute American servicemembers and their families.

  • Lynch: 'We know the stress, strain our Army family is going through'

    Apr 8, 2010

    "The Army isn't going to break because of its Soldiers, but it may break because of our families," said Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for installation management.

  • When fighting for your country, your life comes full circle

    Apr 7, 2010

    Spc. Joseph Carter's military life began when another life tragically ended.

  • 4TROOPS mentor Soldier Show performers

    Apr 6, 2010

    Recording-artist vocalists from Soldier Show past visited members of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show to share tips of survival in the music industry.

  • Never left behind: Rangers help build house for wounded comrade

    Apr 6, 2010

    RyAnne Noss said she has learned what Rangers mean when they say they'll never leave a comrade behind after going through the past three years of her husband's recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

  • Three brothers deployed with 3rd ID, reunite in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Darkness falls as a Chinook helicopter lands on the rocky landing pad inside an Army camp south of Baghdad. As Soldiers walk down the ramp toward a small building close by, two sergeants stand bathed in the yellow light of the building's overhang, peering excitedly into the darkness and impatiently searching the faces coming off the aircraft. Then they both lock onto one shape coming toward them.

  • Girl Scouts collect more than 10,000 boxes of cookies for deployed Soldiers

    Apr 2, 2010

    For many people, Girl Scout cookies are an absolute treat for just a few months each year.

  • Soldier, 79, asks, 'What can I do now''

    Apr 1, 2010

    With four military retirements behind him, Col. William Bernhard said former President John F. Kennedy's plea to the nation nearly 50 years ago inspires him to keep going.

  • Cuba Gooding Jr. sends message of support

    Mar 31, 2010

    Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. sent an open letter to U.S. troops expressing his support for their service and sacrifice.

  • Army's Newman finishes 4th in Martinsville

    Mar 31, 2010

    Ryan Newman, driving the No. 39 Haas Automation/U.S. Army Chevrolet, finished fourth in Monday's rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Army honors 'Triple Nickles' legacy at Pentagon ceremony

    Mar 30, 2010

    In a standing room only ceremony at the Pentagon March 25, the Army paid tribute to the three surviving members of the original 17-member "colored test platoon" of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion.

  • Picatinny resident wins Army-wide photography contest

    Mar 30, 2010

    A Picatinny housing resident and spouse of a Soldier here recently won a first-place prize in the Army-wide Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 2009 All-Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • Registration for Army Ten-Miler opens April 1

    Mar 30, 2010

    Online registration for the 2010 Army Ten-Miler is scheduled to open on April 1.

  • Army civilian named 'Humanitarian of the Year'

    Mar 29, 2010

    Personal tragedy has led one Department of the Army civilian on a path of healing that is changing lives for wounded warriors and garnering national recognition.

  • Fort Carson program protects tribal sites

    Mar 26, 2010

    With the recent increase in construction on Fort Carson, a Directorate of Public Works program has kept busy ensuring that tribal cultural or sacred sites are not impacted.

  • American flag was 'point of safety' for mother, daughter held prisoner in Iran

    Mar 26, 2010

    In the last scene of the movie "Not Without My Daughter," an American flag is seen fluttering in the wind outside the U.S. embassy in Turkey.

  • Soldiers, civilian employees lose their hair to help kids with cancer

    Mar 25, 2010

    Fort Wainwright Soldiers and members of the Firefighters Association got into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day by shaving their heads to increase awareness of childhood cancer and to raise funds for research.

  • Reflections of women show character, perseverance

    Mar 25, 2010

    A resourceful mother, a woman with a childhood shadowed in fear and a politician who was shunned for voting her conscience.

  • Army couple runs 50 miles for wounded warriors

    Mar 24, 2010

    Separated by seven time zones, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, a deployed Soldier and his stateside wife celebrated the strength and resiliency of America's wounded warriors with synchronized 50-mile runs March 20-21.

  • Tropic Lightning Museum offers visitors personal Soldier histories

    Mar 23, 2010

    All 'taro leaf' veterans have stories to tell, as do the relics on display at the 25th Infantry Division's Tropic Lightning Museum at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • CID warns of Internet romance scams

    Mar 23, 2010

    Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are warning the American public to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud -- especially those promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • 4TROOPS' concert debut draws standing ovation aboard USS Intrepid

    Mar 22, 2010

    Four former Soldiers from the Army Entertainment Division drew a standing ovation aboard the USS Intrepid during their inaugural concert taped March 15 for a television show that will air in June on PBS.

  • 'Hurt Locker' hits home for EOD Soldiers

    Mar 19, 2010

    Is it Hollywood entertainment or a realistic depiction of war'

  • Duckworth, Vaught inducted into Army Women's Foundation hall of fame

    Mar 18, 2010

    The Army Women's Foundation inducted two new members into its hall of fame Wednesday following the Army Women in Transition Symposium on Capitol Hill.

  • Chopper pilot receives Bronze Star for Vietnam

    Mar 18, 2010

    A retired warrant officer received a Bronze Star last week for actions he took some 40 years earlier as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam.

  • Female Soldiers step into new role

    Mar 18, 2010

    Two female Soldiers with Task Force 38, 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, exemplified the "we can do it" motto of women's history month.

  • 82nd paratrooper searches for 'buried treasure' in Afghanistan

    Mar 17, 2010

    It's not uncommon to see Sgt. Benjamin Kirk Rudy walking around with an elaborate pirate-style coffee mug while spouting off some random pirate fact. What many don't know about this quirky, charismatic paratrooper is that there's more to his pirate obsession than meets the eye. He uses the pirate character as a way to bond with his two children during deployments.

  • Army vet wins first U.S. medal in Paralympic Biathlon

    Mar 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Afghanistan veteran Andy Soule Saturday won what was not only the first U.S. medal of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, but also the first-ever medal for the U.S. Paralympic Biathlon team.

  • World War II veterans honored by Hanks, Spielberg

    Mar 12, 2010

    About 250 veterans visited the National World War II Memorial for the first time Thursday and were honored by producers Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg in advance of their new HBO series, "The Pacific."

  • Soldiers, families asked to donate for Chile relief

    Mar 12, 2010

    After Soldiers and their families donated $574,285 to help earthquake victims in Haiti, Army chapels are again taking up collections for disaster relief -- this time for those in Chile.

  • Father, son duo unknowingly end up tackling basic training together

    Mar 11, 2010

    Drill sergeants are known for the sometimes unflattering monikers they assign to trainees. When the drill instructors at Fort Knox's Company A, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, yell, "Papa Pohl! Papa Pohl!" - the nickname is based on fact.

  • 'Pioneer' for women in military shares story

    Mar 11, 2010

    "It was one of the coldest Decembers on record for Cincinnati in 1943. Money was tight, we were at war, and I was needed at home," said Dorothy Hunter Davis, one of the first African-American women to enlist in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

  • Ranks of homeless veterans drop 18 percent

    Mar 10, 2010

    The number of veterans homeless on a typical night dropped 18 percent as the Department of Veterans Affairs entered the second year of a five-year campaign to eliminate homelessness among veterans.

  • Wounded warrior presses forward through recovery

    Mar 10, 2010

    Assigned as a team chief in the Multi-National Security Transition Command- Iraq's Support Division, Army Maj. Randy Klingensmith felt compelled to prove himself to his counterparts in a position many felt was anything but desirable.

  • Active-Army spouses get chance to tell the Army what's on their mind

    Mar 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army recently sent out the 2010 Survey of Army Families VI to a random selection of civilian Active Army spouses in order to assess the support provided to families and Soldiers during these past nine years of persistent conflict.

  • Russia to host U.S. Army Band for first time

    Mar 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army Band's Brass Quintet is gearing up to travel to Russia in April. This is the first time a contingent from the Army Band has traveled to the country.

  • Senate resolution celebrates women in military

    Mar 5, 2010

    During the Joint Services Women's History Month Observance on Capitol Hill Thursday, a Senate Resolution to recognize the accomplishments of women in the military was presented and then accepted by a female wounded warrior.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • Chef of Year event kicks off Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 4, 2010

    Kitchens in the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence heated up early Sunday morning as the 35th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition began its first cooking event: Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

  • Soldier, statesman buried in Arlington National Cemetery

    Mar 2, 2010

    The Army mourned the loss of a decorated four-star general turned statesman March 2 as Gen. Alexander Haig was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • New policy authorizes social media access, with caveats

    Mar 1, 2010

    Attention all Facebookers, Twitter tweeters and YouTubers: a new Defense Department policy authorizes you to access these and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn't compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

  • Army helps relocate bald eaglets

    Feb 26, 2010

    Federal, state and non-governmental agencies worked together to successfully remove two six-week old bald eaglets Thursday from a nest near two Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project sites in Palm Beach County.


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