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  • 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.

  • Task Force concludes National Scout Jamboree

    Aug 6, 2010

    The military task force is standing down and Fort A.P. Hill is restoring more than 12,000 acres of land after supporting the 2010 National Scout Jamboree ending Aug. 4.

  • Soldier returns to unit, duty less than a year after helicopter crash

    Aug 6, 2010

    Less than a year after a helicopter crash in Iraq that left one Soldier dead and several others, including himself, critically injured, Sgt. Justin LaFountain has returned to his unit.

  • "Heroes at Home" Program transitions to New Parent Support Program

    Aug 3, 2010

    "Heroes at Home," a DoD-funded program in partnership with the Parents as Teachers National Center, will be transitioning to the New Parent Support Program (NPSP), a Family Services program run by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

  • Fort Hood survivor outreach services holds 2nd annual TAPS survivor seminar and good grief camp

    Aug 3, 2010

    The 2010 TAPS Fort Hood Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp brought together nearly 300 Family members from as far away as South Korea, Alaska and Nebraska who joined other survivors in weekend-long program of comfort and support.

  • launches redesigned website

    Aug 3, 2010

    Officials this week launched an improved website to assist both the military and Transportation Service Providers in using the Defense Personal Property System.

  • DoD changes child care fee policy

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Department of Defense announced today the school year 2010/2011 child care fee policy. The policy will adjust fee ranges in child care programs across the services and will be implemented no later than Sept. 30, 2010. Changes will impact families who have children enrolled in DoD child development centers and school age care programs.

  • Second lady cameos in 'Army Wives' episode

    Jul 30, 2010

    The second lady of the United States has made her acting debut with a cameo appearance in an episode of Lifetime's "Army Wives," shown during a special screening at Fort Belvoir, Va., Thursday.

  • Army signs partnership with agricultural educators

    Jul 29, 2010

    U.S. Army Accessions Command signed a memorandum of understanding July 26 with the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National Future Farmers of America Organization to collaborate on developing skills and leadership qualities in youth.

  • Soldiers mentor Scouts at 2010 National Scouts Jamboree

    Jul 28, 2010

    Thousands of young men, part of Boy Scout troops from across the U.S., enjoyed scouting, camping and learning activities during the first full day of the 2010 National Scouts Jamboree.

  • 'Celebrate Scouting' stamp unveiled at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jul 28, 2010

    Fort A.P. Hill Commander Lt. Col. John Haefner encouraged a crowd of hundreds to write letters to Soldiers and veterans at the official release ceremony of the "Celebrate Scouting" stamp at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 27.

  • Soldier takes fight from cage to Army

    Jul 28, 2010

    Pvt. Hannah Grossman appears to be your typical Soldier in training. Young, determined and focused. However, before donning an Army Combat Uniform, the Human Resource Information Management Specialist student was a professional cage fighter.

  • 2nd BCT Soldier named Army Times Soldier of the Year

    Jul 28, 2010

    He's been shot at in combat, he's saved lives on the battlefield and he responded to the wounded victims of the Nov. 5 attack on Fort Hood, and now Staff Sgt. Zackary Filip has been named the Military Times Soldier of the Year.

  • Army's Festival of Arts moves to Web

    Jul 27, 2010

    Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command hopes that moving its annual Festival of the Arts program to the Web will help it expand and grow.

  • Fort A.P. Hill preps for National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 26, 2010

    Bracing for what promises to be the biggest gathering of Scouts held at Fort A.P. Hill, installation employees are making final preparations to welcome thousands of visitors arriving today to attend the 17th National Scout Jamboree.

  • Soldier saves three, receives highest non-combat award

    Jul 26, 2010

    A Virginia Army National Guard Soldier serving an active-duty tour with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command was awarded the Soldier's Medal at Fort Monroe July 23 for his actions that resulted in saving the lives of three men following a boating accident in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • 'Art of the American Soldier' debuts in September

    Jul 23, 2010

    The public will get a chance to see for the first time more than 250 paintings and sketches of the American Soldier at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sept. 24, 2010, through Jan. 10, 2011.

  • Criminals use romance, patriotism to steal money

    Jul 23, 2010

    Shelly is a smart, successful business owner, but a brief liaison with a man claiming to be a servicemember nearly cost her everything.

  • 'Sea to Shining Sea' team nears conclusion of inspiring ride

    Jul 22, 2010

    After riding nearly 3,800 miles on a bike, talking to wounded Soldiers wouldn't be on most cyclists' minds.

  • VA working to speed GI Bill payments

    Jul 21, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to improve processing veterans benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a VA official told senators.

  • Spouse jobs program to relaunch in October

    Jul 21, 2010

    The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume Oct. 25, but with some significant changes to the popular spouse employment program.

  • Soldiers take medals at National Boxing Championships

    Jul 20, 2010

    The Army made a dent in the medal board at the 2010 U.S. National Boxing Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 17, placing three winners.

  • Carson Soldier receives national CFC Hero award

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Carson's Combined Federal Campaign project officer was among 10 federal employees to receive the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's national Hero Award during a White House ceremony.

  • Caisson platoon offers adoption program

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has instituted an adoption program that protects its horses from being euthanized.

  • Fort Jackson NCO awarded Soldier's Medal after life-saving reaction on grenade range

    Jul 15, 2010

    Three to five seconds. That is how long it takes for an M67 hand grenade to explode after the last of three safety features has been disabled.

  • Dual ceremony highlights family military tradition

    Jul 14, 2010

    Col. Benjamin D. Lukefahr, U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post deputy director, promoted his son, David, to the rank of captain, who then performed his first action as a captain and retired his father.

  • America's museums answer call to serve

    Jul 14, 2010

    After nearly a decade of war, America's military families continue to receive support from sundry sources of finance, entertainment and education -- including now a burgeoning network of more than 800 museums across the country.

  • Camp helps youth cope with challenges of military family life

    Jul 12, 2010

    Challenges such as a parent deploying can cause overwhelming stress for a child and some family readiness groups have found a way to provide support with fun -- summer camp.

  • Restoration complete for Vietnam War memorial statue

    Jul 9, 2010

    The newly refurbished Three Servicemen Statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was unveiled today after six weeks of restoration, July 8, 2010.

  • Task Force Smith veterans reflect on war experiences

    Jul 8, 2010

    Retired Col. Jack Doody said a person has about three very memorable events in his or her life and being part of Task Force Smith 60 years ago this month is one of his.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' surveys hit servicemembers' inboxes

    Jul 8, 2010

    At noon Wednesday, Defense Department officials e-mailed surveys to 400,000 servicemembers as part of a special review to prepare the military for a potential repeal of the so-called Aca,!A"DonAca,!a,,ct Ask, DonAca,!a,,ct TellAca,!A? law that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving.

  • U.S. Army, Schumacher Racing still perfect fit after 10 years

    Jul 7, 2010

    When Tony Schumacher heard the Army was looking for a Top Fuel driver, he shaved his head and walked into the meeting looking like a Soldier. The Sarge, as he is called by Soldiers and race fans alike, knew then that he and his team would be a perfect fit with the Army, and he still believes it today, 10 years later.

  • Army officer, author selected as White House Fellow

    Jul 1, 2010

    Out of more than 700 applicants, an active-duty Army lieutenant colonel's name rose to the top of the 2010-2011 White House Fellows program list-a program designed to give participants hands-on experience with the inner workings of the government.

  • NCO wins 20K race-walk national championship

    Jul 1, 2010

    Staff Sgt. John Nunn won the 20-kilometer race walk on June 27 at the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • VA announces new option for marking veterans' graves in private cemeteries

    Jul 1, 2010

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs is offering bronze medallions to attach to existing, privately purchased headstones or markers, signifying a deceased's status as a veteran.

  • Eyewitness to history: Grafenwoehr Training Area reenacts historic first shot

    Jul 1, 2010

    On June 30, 2010, at precisely 8 a.m. on Range 114 more than 25 German officials from the city of Grafenwoehr, The Bundes Forest Office and the state of Bavaria, delegations from the German Bundeswehr and the Joint Multinational Training Command gathered to commemorate the reenactment of the historic first artillery shot fired at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Captain has special reasons to salute on Fourth of July

    Jun 30, 2010

    This Independence Day marks the fifth anniversary of Capt. Fred Babauta awakening from an 11-day coma after encountering an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq.

  • Commentary: Remember prices paid for Independence Day celebrations

    Jun 30, 2010

    For most of us, the coming weekend will be filled with family gatherings, festivals and fireworks. While we enjoy our freedoms here in the states, U.S. military members around the world are patrolling deserts, flying in darkness, navigating the high seas and risking their lives in far-off places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Berlin Airlift: Remembering those who fell to feed a hungry city during massive humanitarian mission

    Jun 30, 2010

    For those who lived through the humanitarian effort to deliver supplies to the citizens of Berlin in 1948 and 1949, remembering is the easy part.

  • Six Soldiers win Armed Forces Taekwondo crowns, qualify for CISM

    Jun 28, 2010

    Six Soldiers won their divisions of the 2010 Armed Forces Taekwondo Championships on June 19 at Blue Mountain Sports Arena.

  • Veterans recall smells, cold of Korean War

    Jun 25, 2010

    War stinks. According to one veteran of the Korean War -- which started 60 years ago today -- it stinks specifically like coal and kimchi.

  • DoD commemorates 60th anniversary of Korean War

    Jun 24, 2010

    The Department of Defense began its commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War in the Pentagon courtyard June 24, honoring veterans in attendance and the more than 37,000 who died in the three-year war.

  • Charity helps injured vet start new life

    Jun 24, 2010

    Military members who return home injured face a multitude of challenges to include the inability to move around their homes and perform the simplest of household tasks others take for granted.

  • Federal council proposes plans to end homelessness

    Jun 24, 2010

    An independent council of Cabinet members announced a proposal Tuesday they said will seek to end veteran homelessness in five years and put the nation on a path to end homelessness in the United States by 2020.

  • Baumholder teacher garners presidential award

    Jun 22, 2010

    Timothy Kelly, a math teacher at Baumholder Middle High School, is one of two Department of Defense Education Activity teachers named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

  • Family gives new meaning to service with graduation of 5th generation West Point officer

    Jun 21, 2010

    Service before self is expected of our Soldiers, but one family has taken it to new heights.

  • Tattered red, white and blue stirs deep emotions for brigade commander

    Jun 21, 2010

    "I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands ..."

  • Secretary reads, celebrates Army's 235th with youth at CDC

    Jun 18, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh continued the 235th Army Birthday celebration with the reading of this year's Army birthday book June 17, at Fort Myer's Child Development Center.

  • 3,000-strong suit up for 2010 Army Birthday Run

    Jun 18, 2010

    An estimated 3,000 Soldiers, Marines and Army civilians participated in the 2010 Army Birthday Run at Fort Myer, Va., June 18, 2010.

  • 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.