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  • Veterans mark 60th anniversary of legendary reservoir battle

    Nov 10, 2010

    SEOUL - More than 250 veterans gathered here Nov. 10 to mark the 60th anniversary of the pivotal Jangjin "Chosin" Reservoir battle where U.S. Soldiers and Marines defeated a much larger enemy force during a strategic retreat through bitterly cold and fiercely contested mountainous terrain.

  • Sustainer building guitar for veterans

    Nov 9, 2010

    For the past 19 years, Capt. Chad Ryg of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has considered playing the guitar to be one of his favorite pastimes. Ryg, a Billings, Mont., native and 3d ESC maintenance officer, began playing the guitar in high school and found it to be fun and as he said jokingly, "a cool way to pick up girls at the time." But what Ryg didn't know was that what he considered fun, could also be therapeutic to others.

  • Navajo Soldier inspired to serve by 'code talker' grandfather

    Nov 9, 2010

    For Pfc. Chelsea Draper, now serving with a forward support company in southern Iraq, joining the military followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, a Navajo code talker.

  • Secretary of the Army, CSA honor Fort Hood medical staff

    Nov 8, 2010

    On the one-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, medical personnel were recognized by the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army for saving many lives.

  • Newman's Army car to feature faces of more than 500 veterans

    Nov 8, 2010

    Ryan Newman's Veterans Day Chevrolet that will compete in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway. The car will feature more than 500 photos of men and women who served in the military.

  • Soldiers stay sharp for Culinary World Cup

    Nov 5, 2010

    Among steaming pots and scorching ovens in a crowded canvas tent, the United States Army Culinary Arts Team from Fort Lee, Va., are preparing for the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg from Nov. 20-24.

  • Casualty Notification Officers provide vital care, support to families of the fallen

    Nov 4, 2010

    "I was sitting at home at 11:30 at night when I noticed a car's lights coming down my long driveway," David McNabb said recently at the TAPS Fort Hood Military Survivor Seminar & Good Grief Camp, where over 300 survivors shared stories at this annual event.

  • Reintegration: ACS puppet program prepares children for homecoming

    Nov 3, 2010

    In preparation of Soldiers returning home after a year-long deployment, children and their parents gathered for their own reintegration seminar, a program designed specifically for children.

  • General provides Yellow Ribbon program perspective

    Nov 3, 2010

    Opening his address here to spouses of troops recently returned from Iraq, Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, the Army Reserve's top-ranking officer, made an unexpected plea to what he recognizes as the best-qualified group to spot post-deployment problems early: "I need your help."

  • All-Army teams win silver at Armed Forces Golf Championships

    Nov 3, 2010

    Bronze medalist Capt. Daniela Kessler and fourth-place finisher Capt. Austin Luher led the All-Army Golf Teams to runner-up finishes behind All-Air Force at the 2010 Armed Forces Golf Championships Oct. 23-26 at Eaglewood Golf Course.

  • IMCOM begins second phase of guard conversion

    Nov 3, 2010

    Nearly 1,400 jobs at 16 installations will transition from contract security firms to federal civil service beginning in January 2011 as the conversion of access control point security guards enters its second phase.

  • President proclaims November as Military Family Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    Now, therefore, I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2010 as Military Family Month. I call on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation.

  • Quiet hero awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 1, 2010

    Specialist Jose A. Ortiz-Fernandez of the 63rd Chemical Company, 101st Airborne Division was awarded the prestigious Soldier's Medal in the shadows of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters Friday, October 29.

  • November: Military Family Appreciation Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    November marks the return of Military Family Appreciation Month. Throughout November, the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation's servicemembers.

  • Survivor Outreach summit drafts issues for leadership

    Nov 1, 2010

    A proposal to grant installation access to the family members of Soldiers killed in action was among recommendations that will go forward to Army senior leaders from the Survivor Outreach Services summit Oct. 25.

  • Army working to improve care for families of fallen

    Oct 28, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife Shelia took questions from survivors and listened to their concerns during a Family Forum on military survivors at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.

  • The Institute of Heraldry celebrates 50th anniversary

    Oct 27, 2010

    On Sept. 15, 2010, TOIH celebrated its 50th anniversary. The institute held a symposium on heraldry in America, explaining the institute's origins and current processes, as well as the relevance of heraldry in the military today.

  • 'Warrior's Corner' highlights Soldier knowledge, strength

    Oct 26, 2010

    The Warrior's Corner portion of the Army exhibit at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition scheduled several speakers to help convey the strength and knowledge of the force today.

  • Soldier's remains repatriated after 66 years

    Oct 26, 2010

    Just 10 days after the sand and blood of Normandy's beaches, on the heels of D-Day, 2nd Infantry Division Ranger Staff Sgt. John R. Simonetti lay prone in the hedgerows on the outskirts of the sleepy, deserted town of St. Germain d'Elle, zeroing in with his grenade launcher on a German machine-gun nest.

  • Leaders at Family Forum pledge to continue improving programs

    Oct 26, 2010

    Proving that they're the toughest members of the Army, spouses and Family Readiness Group Leaders hammered the secretary of the Army, the chief of staff and other top leaders with questions, concerns and compliments Monday. .

  • Mobile USO visits Fort Gordon, helps Soldiers reconnect with families

    Oct 26, 2010

    After her 3 year-old nephew didn't recognize her over the summer, Spc. Catawaba Hughes wanted to shorten the distance between them so she visited the Mobile United Service Organization Oct. 14 to make a recording of her reading a book.

  • The water sorts it out

    Oct 25, 2010

    On the southern tip of the Florida Keys, at what was a fallout shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis era, is the Special Forces Underwater Operations School. It's where the military's elite special-operations forces train at some of the most physically demanding courses in the Army.

  • Disability Awareness: New technology helping deaf employees

    Oct 21, 2010

    Across the Army, about 280 civilian employees are deaf while another 2,100 are hard of hearing, and the Army is providing new technology to ensure they can do their jobs.

  • Soldiers take gold in CISM World Boxing

    Oct 21, 2010

    Two Soldiers led the United States to one of its best performances in Conseil International du Sport Militaire history at the 2010 World Military Boxing Championships.

  • Day four of the 2010 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 21, 2010

    The 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers gathered here for the 2010 Department of the Army Soldier and NCO of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition knew day four would be a stress test. Their day started at 5 a.m. as they underwent the rigors of several Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills that forced them to think on their feet under trying, realistic conditions.

  • Army's Best Warrior competition underway

    Oct 20, 2010

    The Army's top Soldiers are half way through the week-long Best Warrior Competition, which will determine the titles for both Army Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Soldier displays courage under fire

    Oct 20, 2010

    "It kind of felt like Chuck Norris kicked me in the side," is how Pfc. Phillip Mexcur describes what it feels like to get shot. But that is the extent of the theatrics Mexcur will offer in his narration of the day he was hit by two rounds of sniper fire; a story he tells in such a subtle tone his voice barely reaches above a whisper, as if he were telling a bedtime story rather than a near-death experience.

  • U.S. Military Color Guard at Yankee Stadium

    Oct 19, 2010

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point provided a Cadet Color Guard as the official colors for the American League Championship series game at Yankee Stadium, New York, N.Y., Oct. 18. Seventy-five cadets also unfurled a giant ceremonial American flag during the pre-game festivities.

  • Special Ops Soldiers finish on top at sniper competition

    Oct 19, 2010

    A Soldier team from the Army Special Operations Command took top honors at the 10th Annual International Sniper Competition here.

  • 1AD hosts second boxing smoker

    Oct 19, 2010

    Hands are wrapped, gloves are taped and headgear is secured. They hear their name called over the loud speaker; there is no turning back, no more time to train. It is time to put everything together, step into the ring to fight and hope to come out on top.

  • All-American jumpers earn German wings

    Oct 18, 2010

    "You want to fight a German'" asked a jumpmaster to 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers trying to earn German parachute wings here, Oct. 5-7.

  • Holiday mailing deadlines approach

    Oct 15, 2010

    Packages to troops and civilians stationed outside the continental United States need to be mailed soon in order to make it there by the holidays, according to Peter Graeve, a plans and policy management analyst at the Military Postal Service Agency in Alexandria, Va.

  • Servicemembers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Afghanistan

    Oct 15, 2010

    Servicemembers participated in a ceremony to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 13, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 25th ID holds reenlistment ceremony

    Oct 14, 2010

    Four Souldiers reenlist during the 25th Infantry Division Commanding General's Retention Celebration held at the Nehelani Club, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 13. "I want to thank this community, leadership of this division, and the units that allow the Soldiers to see the merit in their service," said Maj. Gen Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div. during his speech at the ceremony.

  • Army doctor's quick response saves lives

    Oct 13, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Capt. David Kassop, M.D. had only been assigned to the 22d Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) for about two weeks Aug. 4 when he showed up late for work. The new surgeon for the 22d Chemical Battalion had just spent two hours rendering medical assistance to save the lives of a man and woman who were involved in a horrific accident on I-95 in Baltimore.

  • Mother, son celebrate promotion in Iraq

    Oct 9, 2010

    TALLIL, Iraq - "I am happy and glad it's done." That is how Kenieth Mayweather, described his promotion to the rank of captain, Oct.7, on Camp Adder, Iraq. His mother, Sgt. Maj. Rue Mayweather, was there to share the special moment. She performed the ceremonial "pinning" and the first salute to her son as a captain. "I've been to every one of his promotions," said Rue. "I wouldn't have missed this for the world."

  • Miller family visits with Army's senior leadership

    Oct 6, 2010

    The Miller family and friends of the family joined the Army's senior leadership for dinner at the quarters of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., in Ft. Myer, VA, on Oct. 5, 2010. The Miller family was in the Washington D.C. area because their family member, Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor by the President of the United States for his service in Afghanistan during the winter of 2008.

  • Breaking barriers, making history

    Oct 5, 2010

    Coral J. Jones reached the pinnacle grade in her profession and made Army history as she became the first African-American female to earn the rank of chief warrant officer five within the active Army Adjutant General Corps.

  • Soldier's Fest unites international forces

    Oct 5, 2010

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from the Stuttgart military community met their German and French counterparts in uniform on Sept. 27 in downtown Stuttgart at the annual Soldier's Fest.

  • Soldiers document history for posterity

    Oct 5, 2010

    As history cannot write itself, Military History Detachments have been officially documenting U.S. efforts and interviewing service members here since operations began in 2003.

  • Sisters send 30,000 letters to children of deployed

    Oct 1, 2010

    Four years ago, two sisters launched a "Thousand Thanks," and so far have sent notes to more than 30,000 kids of all ages across the country to thank them for the sacrifices they make while their parent is deployed.

  • Soldiers enjoy chance to play golf with pros

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There is a new four-letter word associated with golfers: BOSS. Fort Drum's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers took 15 troops to participate in the annual Patriot Golf Day at Lakeview Golf and Country Club in Auburn on Monday.

  • Dogs are Soldiers, too

    Sep 29, 2010

    Sgt. Ricky, already a seasoned veteran, is a five-year-old German Shepherd and a trained patrol explosive dog is on his second deployment to Iraq.

  • Top-ranked athletes compete through Armywide program

    Sep 29, 2010

    The GI Bill, excellent benefits, superior training and a chance to serve one's country are just some of the reasons people join the Army. Some people, however, are signing up to train and compete in the Olympics.

  • West Point supports "Tunnel to Towers" run in NYC

    Sep 29, 2010

    West Point cadets volunteered to run alongside more than 23,000 other participants from the mouth of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the grounds of the World Trade Center. This is the very same route that New York City Firefighter Stephen Siller took on 9/11 after hearing the radio dispatch that a plane had just struck the Twin Towers. Siller had completed an overnight shift with Squad 1 in Brooklyn and was planning a day of golf with his brothers. Instead, he gathered more than 75 pounds of fire fighting equipment and ran to join his brethren at Ground Zero.

  • Students experience Army training

    Sep 28, 2010

    Screams of triumph, pain and frustration were heard throughout the four-day competition, held Sept. 20-24, where more than 60 Job Corps students from across the nation competed in an intense training exercise at the Joint Maneuver Training Center here.

  • Corps parks and volunteers celebrate, improve public lands

    Sep 25, 2010

    Nearly 1,200 volunteers joined park rangers and staff at eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District parks in central California to celebrate the 17th annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 25

  • Retired general encourages Latino youth to consider military service

    Sep 24, 2010

    The combatant commander who led coalition forces in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein encouraged Hispanic youths to take control of their futures Sept. 22. "You can control your destiny, but it requires unrelenting perseverance and a never-accept-defeat approach to life," said retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez as he addressed a crowd during a Latino Leaders Network luncheon.

  • Father, daughter reunite at daughter's promotion ceremony

    Sep 24, 2010

    Two United States Division - Center Soldiers enjoyed a small Family reunion Sept. 19 when a father was able to promote his daughter at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • Army lays hero to rest in Arlington

    Sep 23, 2010

    The only living African-American Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for action during World War II is scheduled to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery Sept. 24.

  • Spouses demonstrate true grit: 165th Infantry Brigade family members experience BCT for a day

    Sep 23, 2010

    Listen up, Pilgrim, if you wanted to learn how real Soldiers do it, then you should have attended the 165th Infantry Brigade's John and Jane Wayne Day Saturday, where some of Fort Jackson's roughest and toughest spouses learned how America's bravest men and women are trained.

  • Army's future leaders set stage for 'Meeting of the Minds'

    Sep 22, 2010

    It's a subject that has been studied, debated and theorized at West Point for more than two centuries, but one rarely televised for a national audience.

  • On a budget' You still need to be ready

    Sep 21, 2010

    Who isn't pinching pennies these days' In fact, many of us have been putting things off in order to save money. One thing you shouldn't put off, though, is becoming prepared for emergencies and disasters. As difficult as it may be financially, it's something you just can't turn away from. September is National Preparedness Month, and in consideration of the many of us who are tightly budgeting our dollars, here are a few tips to save money and still be "Ready."

  • Career change benefits frontline warfighter

    Sep 20, 2010

    A process improvement specialist helps employees save time and money by streamlining business practices that have a direct impact on the warfighter.

  • Home again: military spouses and reintegration

    Sep 20, 2010

    Servicemembers face specific challenges after a deployment, but they're not the only ones. Their spouses also have adjustments to make in order to build close family ties after a year of independence.

  • Ancient art helps to calm modern warriors

    Sep 20, 2010

    Millions of Americans have turned to yoga as a form of exercise, but here in Stuttgart, U.S. servicemembers are using it to improve their resiliency.

  • Volunteers rock Basra on their first 'combat tour'

    Sep 19, 2010

    The six-piece band of Soldier-musicians known as the "Volunteers" brought its act to southern Iraq, Sept. 15, performing contemporary country, jazz and rock and roll at the Basra Resiliency Campus during their first tour to a combat zone.

  • Gone fishin': Fort Rucker single Soldiers mentor military children

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Children of deployed servicemembers gained a new skill Sept. 11 thanks to Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members' help.

  • Generations of warriors: 1-61st veterans reunite, meet current counterparts

    Sep 16, 2010

    New Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment spend more than two months in Basic Combat Training learning to be warriors. A little more than 40 years ago, however, Soldiers in the battalion were in the thick of combat.

  • Casey: Army needs to bolster troop, family support

    Sep 14, 2010

    Speaking at the 2010 Defense Forum, Gen. Casey and his wife, Sheila, expressed their concern for servicemembers and families who are struggling with the stress and demands of nearly a decade of war.

  • Legion of Merit awarded to distinguished Soldier

    Sep 12, 2010

    In a ceremony at Sharpe Field before the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 78th Training Brigade, the retired chief of staff of the 78th was honored for his exceptionally meritorious service to the brigade.

  • 42-year-old 'grandma' graduates from one of military's toughest courses

    Sep 10, 2010

    Spc. Jennifer E. Moore has graduated from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School where she has spent close to a year learning the delicate techniques of how to recover, evaluate, safely render and dispose of live ordnance.

  • Retired Soldier remembers 9/11 Pentagon attack

    Sep 9, 2010

    "It suddenly dawned on me that I had been at the point of impact only minutes before the plane hit the building," said Walter Wood. "I was in shock, bitter with anger that someone had attacked and killed my friends."

  • Chief reaffirms Army's commitment to families at dedication ceremony

    Sep 9, 2010

    When Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Fort Hood Wednesday, the trip was a personal one.

  • U.S. Army dragster unveiled, breaks track record at Indy

    Sep 9, 2010

    The new U.S. Army dragster was unveiled to thousands of race fans at the O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis Sept. 3 by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, U.S. Army Accessions Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver and seven-time world champion Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, Don Schumacher of Don Schumacher Racing and several of the Army's top Soldiers of the year.

  • Bronson leads Military Long Drive Championship through prelims

    Sep 8, 2010

    Master Sgt. Mark Bronson is the early leader in the clubhouse after completion of local qualifiers in the 2010 Military Long Drive Championship.

  • Pentagon memorial draws visitors day, night, year-round

    Sep 8, 2010

    Nine years after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., visitors come night and day to reflect on the event at the memorial built at the site to honor the victims.

  • Colbert Report to feature Soldiers back from Iraq

    Sep 7, 2010

    Three Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 206th Military Police Company will be featured on a special edition of the Comedy Central Show "The Colbert Report" which is set to air Sept. 8.

  • Hometown News teams begin 2010 Holiday Greetings taping

    Sep 7, 2010

    Before candy gets stocked in supermarkets for the upcoming Halloween season, teams will already be busy taping at overseas locations throughout the world for special greetings to be aired during the holiday season.

  • Army using search and rescue dogs to 'sniff out' survivors

    Sep 2, 2010

    A new pilot program enhances the life-saving capabilities of the Army's only rescue-focused unit by adding a few extra noses to the team.

  • Students arrive at historic Casey Elementary School for classes

    Sep 1, 2010

    Elementary and middle school students who reside in the Uijeongbu-Dongducheon area - north of Seoul - no longer take a 60- to 90-minute one-way bus ride to Yongsan Garrison to attend school thanks to the historic opening of Casey Elementary School Aug. 30.

  • President Obama thanks servicemembers for Iraq War contributions

    Aug 31, 2010

    President Barack Obama traveled today to Fort Bliss, Texas, to pay tribute to the post's servicemembers, whose contributions and those of their comrades made possible tomorrow's milestone marking the official end of combat operations in Iraq.

  • 25th Infantry Division Band to perform in China, Russia

    Aug 30, 2010

    The marching band, the brass ensemble which mostly plays jazz, and a pop and rock group which plays modern music will perform in different cities of Sakhalin Island, Russia, to help celebrate the Island's independence day from Japan and at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.

  • At Knox, Vietnam vets get belated welcome home

    Aug 30, 2010

    During a mid-week celebration Aug. 26, Fort Knox honored Vietnam veterans and give them the warm "welcome home" they deserved, but few received, after returning to the United States following the war some 35 years ago.

  • Secretary of the Army pledges support for Soldier, family programs

    Aug 27, 2010

    The secretary of the Army spent two days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week, getting a firsthand view of its services and facilities.

  • Army leadership honor women in service

    Aug 27, 2010

    U.S. Army female leadership gathered at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Aug. 26, to celebrate Women's Equality Day on the 90th anniversary that women gained the right to vote.

  • Female drill sergeants walk same path to respect

    Aug 26, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Malease Cross is nearing 20 years in the military and the mother of three teenage daughters. Staff Sgt. Mary Nelson has deployed twice to Iraq, while Staff Sgt. Maria Nanita, who's been to Afghanistan, felt her Army career was in a rut.

  • Contest opens to name mascot for Army Ten-Miler

    Aug 26, 2010

    Army Ten-Miler officials have announced that the world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, will serve as the mascot for the 26th annual race which starts and ends at the Pentagon on Oct. 24.

  • Anti-terrorism month promotes 'remaining vigilant'

    Aug 26, 2010

    Anti- Terrorism Awareness Month is ending, but officials want people to maintain a high level of readiness year-round.

  • First-ever elementary school set to open on Camp Casey

    Aug 25, 2010

    When the Casey Elementary School warning bell rings for the very first time at 7:55 a.m. Monday, Principal Shelly Kennedy will have already met her students at the entrance of the new building, and a new era will have begun in South Korea.

  • All-Army men rally from 0-4 hole to Armed Forces Basketball silver

    Aug 25, 2010

    Members of the All-Army men's basketball team nearly came to blows before they came together to win the silver medal at the 2010 Armed Forces Basketball Championships.

  • Spirit of America takes Soldier history to public

    Aug 24, 2010

    The 2010 edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Spirit of America is gearing up for a regional tour that begins in September.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' feedback sought from spouses

    Aug 24, 2010

    Pentagon officials today mailed out 150,000 new "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" surveys, this time seeking input from military spouses about the potential repeal of the law that bars gay men and lesbians from serving openly, officials said.

  • All-Army women take gold at basketball championship

    Aug 23, 2010

    Sgt. April Cromartie-Green led the womenAca,!a,,cs All-Army basketball team with 17 points and eight rebounds to a 56-53 victory over Navy in the 2010 Armed Forces Basketball Championships on Aug. 22 at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Project to double size of Fort Carson PX

    Aug 20, 2010

    Construction is underway to double the size of the current Fort Carson Exchange paving the way for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service to provide its customers with one-stop shopping.

  • Program uses improvisational comedy to convey serious message

    Aug 20, 2010

    It's extreme, it's funny, it's a lecture and yet it feels like a night at the comedy club.

  • Soldiers who saw start of war as youth make up 'Iraq generation'

    Aug 19, 2010

    Many younger servicemembers in today's military are a part of what is being called by many Soldiers as the Iraq generation -- a relative term describing young servicemembers who were in their adolescence when U.S. forces invaded Iraq, and now serve in the military and have deployed to Iraq themselves.

  • Child fares: DoD revamps fees for children's care

    Aug 18, 2010

    As Sgt. 1st Class Erika Rhine-Russell kisses her daughter goodbye and places her in Lisa Zaprzalka's arms, she is comforted knowing her baby girl is in good hands.

  • Veteran sent out to pasture after 21 years service

    Aug 18, 2010

    A four-legged member of the Fort Sill staff will continue to serve after his retirement.

  • Soldier claims bronze at Military World Wrestling Championships

    Aug 18, 2010

    All-Army wrestler Pvt. Angel Cejudo took home a bronze medal at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 27th World Military Wrestling Championships Aug. 12 in Lahti, Finland.

  • 7th Special Forces Group Soldiers receive Silver Stars for battlefield valor in Afghanistan

    Aug 18, 2010

    Thunderous applause filled the John F. Kennedy Auditorium on Fort Bragg, N.C., as seven Soldiers, decorated with the nation's third highest honor, took the stage at the conclusion of a 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) valor award ceremony Aug. 16.

  • Calling all fantasy football players

    Aug 17, 2010

    Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons from all five branches of the U.S. military are invited to play in a free fantasy football league with $100,000, a trip to Super Bowl XLV, and championship rings on the line.

  • NPSP helps servicemembers with parenting challenges

    Aug 16, 2010

    The New Parent Support Program addresses the many concerns and challenges that military families with children, from infancy to 3, face during early childhood with an emphasis on family strengths.

  • DoD to open new schools, renovate others this year

    Aug 16, 2010

    Soldiers will have three new Department of Defense schools to send their children to starting this month, and $3.7 billion has been slated for school construction projects through 2016.

  • 'Forgotten D-Day' vets receive highest French medal

    Aug 13, 2010

    Veterans of the Allied invasion of southern France, sometimes called the "forgotten D-Day," were honored Aug. 10 during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Letters from Hollywood sends encouragement to servicemembers, families

    Aug 13, 2010

    Hollywood is delivering messages of thanks and support to our men and women in uniform through Letters from Hollywood, a new website launched by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command July 30.

  • Army chefs beat other services in culinary challenge

    Aug 12, 2010

    The U.S. Army defended its culinary crown when a two-man team representing the service was judged champions of the second Freedom Chef Challenge, Aug. 3, held during the 2010 American Culinary Federation National Convention in Anaheim, Calif.

  • Huntoon: 'Inspired to serve' Corps of Cadets

    Aug 11, 2010

    Since taking command nearly three weeks ago, Lt. Gen. David Huntoon Jr. has been logging miles around West Point becoming reacquainted with the environment he first encountered as a cadet in 1969.

  • Veterans remember Operation Dragoon, V-J Day

    Aug 10, 2010

    World War II veterans, military families and French officials participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial Aug. 9 to honor Allied troops involved in Operation Dragoon.

  • APG commander named 'Military Leader of the Year'

    Aug 10, 2010

    The Association of Defense Communities named Maj. Gen. Nick Justice its Military Leader of the Year.