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  • 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

    Aca,!A"Soldier Show 27.0Aca,!A? is the working concept of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show, an Aca,!A"entertainment for the Soldier, by the SoldierAca,!A? song-and-dance production, and this yearAca,!a,,cs edition revolves around current social-media phenomena.

  • 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.

  • Former Guardsman led the way for black athletes in the Winter Olympics

    Feb 25, 2010

    A National Guardsman was one of the first two African-Americans to ever qualify for a U.S. Winter Olympic team.

  • Bobsledding Soldiers' attention turns to Olympic four-man event

    Feb 24, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled pilot Sgt. John Napier feels more at home with WCAP brakeman 1st Lt. Chris Fogt in his Olympic four-man sled at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

  • Commentary: Army Community Covenant - what gratitude looks like

    Feb 22, 2010

    As our Nation commits to preserving freedom through the uncertainty of deployments and conflicts across the world, Americans give us a special gift - embracing Soldiers and their families with sincere support.

  • Commentary: Tough times don't last, tough people do

    Feb 18, 2010

    If there is one thing that life in the military has taught my family, it is this: Tough times don't last, tough people do.

  • Soldier-athletes begin training on Olympic ice at Whistler Sliding Center

    Feb 18, 2010

    Soldiers competing on Team USA's two-man bobsled squads were delighted to resume their Olympic training Wednesday night at Whistler Sliding Center.

  • Military-themed films increase appreciation for servicemembers in Hollywood

    Feb 18, 2010

    With flashing cameras and blinding spotlights all around, nominees of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards braved the media during the 29th Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 15.

  • 'Triple Nickles' recall days of segregated Army

    Feb 18, 2010

    In 1946, 18-year-old Charles Stevens enlisted in the Army to provide a better life for his wife and new baby. He trained to be a medical administrator and was sent to Alaska for his first assignment in an all-black battalion.

  • Sergeant leads U.S. team with 24th place in biathlon pursuit

    Feb 17, 2010

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program biathlete Sgt. Jeremy Teela was penalized for starting early and finished 24th in the Olympic men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit race Tuesday.

  • Paratrooper saves gunner from burning Humvee

    Feb 16, 2010

    Two acts of bravery saved the life of a Soldier, whom others said, most definitely would have died had it not been for a heroic action.

  • Aviator reaches 2,000 combat hours in flight

    Feb 8, 2010

    Ask Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Potter what it takes to reach 2,000 combat flight hours and he'll tell you it requires the support of a loving family and fellow Soldiers.

  • General receives Trumpet Award for inspiring others

    Feb 2, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, became a Trumpet Award recipient Saturday for his ability to inspire others.

  • Wounded warrior becomes first blind Soldier to take company command

    Feb 2, 2010

    Capt. Scotty Smiley became the first blind officer to assume company command as he accepted the guidon for a Warrior Transition Unit at West Point, N.Y., Monday.

  • Operation Rising Star winner cuts CD, praises Army Family Covenant

    Feb 2, 2010

    Capt. Matt Pratt and his wife Lisa lived the dream of the Army Family Covenant on Feb. 1, in Southern California.

  • PBS film chronicles untold story of African-American service

    Jan 29, 2010

    "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots" will air during February on Public Broadcasting System stations across the country.

  • Study reveals patriotic, active kids suffer less deployment stress

    Jan 29, 2010

    Adolescents who believe that America supports the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and that Soldiers are making a difference in the world are less likely to suffer from anxiety and stress when their parent deploys, according to research unveiled Thursday.

  • Hollywood comes to Fort Bragg

    Jan 28, 2010

    On Saturday, the true Hollywood experience came to Fort Bragg as the installation hosted the premier of "Dear John," a movie about a Special Forces Soldier who falls in love, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Sparks, along with the film's stars, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, walked the red carpet into York Theater, meeting and signing autographs for the more than 600 ticketholders lining the walkway to greet them.

  • Ultra-marathoner prepares for 24-hour race, one step at a time

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Veronica Carreon is a financial assistant for the Heidelberg Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and she's also an ultra marathoner, which means she competes in races where the distances are more than the standard 26.2 miles run of a normal marathon.

  • West Point grad, family bring new meaning to word service

    Jan 26, 2010

    As the eldest of six children, Capt. Kate Gowel always felt a desire to lead. She first led the way into the military -- a path all five of her siblings soon followed -- and later led the way in her career as a military lawyer.

  • Soldier keeps eye on mission, ear to Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    Haitian-born Spc. Franck Joseph is maintaining his focus on the mission here even as he awaits news about the status of his family back in Haiti.

  • AFAP delegates choose top five issues of Army Soldiers, Families

    Jan 21, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - On the final day of the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference, delegates broke from individual working groups and voted on the top five issues that Army senior leaders will discuss at the General Officer Steering Committee meeting in June.

  • Fallen Heroes Project on display at Arlington Cemetery

    Jan 20, 2010

    The Fallen Heroes Project by portrait artist Michael G. Reagan is now on display at the Arlington National Cemetery visitors center.

  • Hall of remembrance opens at Fort Hood

    Jan 20, 2010

    The survivor outreach services center on Fort Hood officially opened the Hall of Remembrance Jan. 11 to honor all those affiliated with Fort Hood and surrounding Texas communities who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers continue humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    As of Monday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 3,600 gallons of bottled water, 14, 400 meals, adding to the combined total of 54,738 pounds of supplies and equipment to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country. According to Fort Bragg officials, the post has deployed 896 Soldiers, including those from the XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and other Fort Bragg units that are now attached to the corps.

  • Troops set up front lines for survival in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    As the sun rises over the sweeping palms here, not much is certain about Lt. Col. Mike Foster's day.

  • Army shooters aim to influence Texans at bowl

    Jan 12, 2010

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun team shared its skills with dozens of civilians at the San Antonio Gun Club as part of the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities.

  • Commentary: Soldiers share bond with All-American athletes

    Jan 11, 2010

    The 10th anniversary of Saturday's Army All-American Bowl showed Soldiers and all-star football players have more in common than some may think.

  • Wounded warriors compete with student athletes

    Jan 8, 2010

    The best high school athletes in the nation took to the field for pre-game competitions Jan. 6 side-by-side with some VIP sponsors -- wounded Army warriors.

  • Soldier's life altering injury turns into unique war love story

    Jan 8, 2010

    When Capt. Sam Brown was injured in Afghanistan, he saw everything he had planned for his future disappear. Little did he know that what he went through, in fact, helped him discover one part of his life he thought he would never find.

  • West Point grad grabs Guinness record, joins EOD

    Jan 7, 2010

    2nd Lt. Sophie Hilaire does not particularly fit the image of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal warrior at 120 pounds, but she holds a world record for running a marathon in full battle rattle.

  • Wallet, owner reunited after 61 years

    Jan 6, 2010

    ANSBACH, Germany - In spring 2009, a U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach employee found a wallet. A few months later, the items's owner, Jack Grose, was reunited with the leather billfold and all its contents, after having been without it - for 61 years.

  • 2010 All-American Bowl set for Jan. 9

    Jan 5, 2010

    The 10th annual playing of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl is set to kick-off on Saturday, at 1:00 PM (ET). This year's game marks the 10th anniversary of the game. It will be played in San Antonio's Alamodome and broadcast live on NBC.

  • Evolving wounded warrior program returns to Iraq

    Jan 4, 2010

    Five severely-wounded veterans returned to Iraq just after the 2009 Christmas holiday as part of the third installment of an evolving program to help wounded warriors heal from traumatic combat injuries.

  • Wounded veterans real winners at D.C. bowl game

    Dec 30, 2009

    The UCLA Bruins beat the Temple Owls, 30-21, in the EagleBank Bowl, Dec. 29, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. But the real winners of the event were wounded Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen who benefit by involvement with the bowl game's charity partner "The Wounded Warrior Project."

  • Military partners with communities to extend services

    Dec 29, 2009

    As a result of multiple deployments over nearly nine years of war in two theaters, many families of servicemembers are choosing to remain in their established neighborhoods or return to a relative's hometown when their soldier deploys.

  • Iraq to Everest: Medic aims for earth's highest peak

    Dec 28, 2009

    There comes a certain time in the twilight of every soldier's deployment when it becomes time to begin dreaming about post-deployment plans.

  • Married couple has different challenge while deployed

    Dec 22, 2009

    Being away from loved ones is usually one of the hardest parts of being deployed. Yet, for one married couple, being apart isn't the hardest struggle -- it's watching each other take off.

  • Fort Huachuca Soldier wins big on TV game show

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. The combination of spinning a wheel, luck at guessing, good spelling skills and a sharp mind helped a Fort Huachuca Soldier land a cash windfall.

  • Blind officer graduates Maneuver Captain's Career Course

    Dec 18, 2009

    The first blind student to attend the Maneuver Captain's Career Course graduated with his class Tuesday in a ceremony attended by family and friends.

  • Veterans get international thanks for service at Bulge

    Dec 17, 2009

    On the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, veterans of that conflict were recognized by the countries whose freedom they helped secure.

  • At 80, recruiter still bringing in Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2009

    He turned 80 years old in November, but his only difficulty in getting around comes from bumping into people he knows, everywhere.

  • High school to flight school

    Dec 16, 2009

    The United States Army is one of the few places where a 20-year-old pilot is allowed to fly one of the most advanced helicopters in the world, and when he joined the Army as a teenager, now Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Fouquette, was determined to take advantage of this little know fact.

  • Families can see off, greet troops at airport gates

    Dec 16, 2009

    It's a scene that's played out in airports across the country numerous times in the past eight years: Families and servicemembers clinging to each other, either sad to leave or happy and vowing to never let go again.

  • Volunteers lay 15,000 wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

    Dec 15, 2009

    Volunteers placed some 15,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 12, as part of a tradition that has continued now for 18 years.

  • Wreaths at Pentagon Memorial may begin new tradition

    Dec 14, 2009

    On the western side of the Pentagon, at the memorial to those who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack, volunteers had mounted 184 evergreen wreaths on the fence -- one for each person who died there.

  • Jump for toys - Fort Bragg paratroopers earn wings, help community during Operation Toy Drop

    Dec 14, 2009

    It is an emotional time of year for many of the people who worked with and remember Sgt. 1st Class Randy Oler. Hundreds of paratroopers gathered at Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp Friday with the toys they were donating as part of the 12th Annual Operation Toy Drop.

  • HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan

    Nov 23, 2009

    The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for friends and family members to rapidly put a paper letter and photograph into the hands of their loved ones in Afghanistan, in some cases, the same day the letter is written.

  • Hero who led last major U.S. bayonet charge dies

    Nov 19, 2009

    Retired Col. Lewis L. Millett, who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading what was reportedly the last major American bayonet charge, died Nov 14.

  • Army's longest serving female command sergeant major retires

    Nov 17, 2009

    Although she won't formally retire until March 2010, a retirement ceremony was held for the longest serving female command sergeant major in the service.

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