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  • Friends assist mom with at-home birth

    Mar 14, 2011

    While waiting at home for her husband to return on rest and recuperation leave, new mom, Julia Gallegos, was greeted by a suprise visitor; her new daughter Phoebe.

  • Army unveils Project PASS, Junior Leadership Corps

    Mar 11, 2011

    Against a backdrop of banners, students and a crowd of several hundred people, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and other national leaders officially unveiled Project PASS.

  • JLC helping students become young leaders

    Mar 11, 2011

    Bicari Truitt laughs about it now. But the self-proclaimed former class clown realizes his disruptive humor was no joke.

  • Therapy dogs helping with more than PTSD, TBI

    Mar 11, 2011

    Launched just eight months ago, Veterans Moving Forward vows to provide service dogs, at no cost, to veterans with physical and mental health challenges, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Blackhorse Troopers take plunge into Pre-Ranger course

    Mar 10, 2011

    11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Blackhorse Troopers participate in a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course at Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 28-March 2.

  • West Point Class of 2014 Cadets conduct research on own sleep habits

    Mar 9, 2011

    West Point psychology students study information in the text nightly, and the next day they apply what they learned to hypothetical leadership problems generated by their combat-experienced instructors.

  • 11 examples of sustainable solutions for installations

    Mar 9, 2011

    U.S. Army installations frequently focus on improving energy efficiency, water usage and waste management practices in an effort become more sustainable to meet future military mission requirements.

  • Granddaughter's research yields Bronze Star for WWII hero

    Mar 8, 2011

    The family of a New Jersey World War II-era veteran received a posthumous Bronze Star commending the heroic actions of their loved one, Technician Fifth Grade John F. Morgan Jr., nearly 70 years after his heroic action in World War II.

  • Combat Diver Qualification Course challenges Special Forces

    Mar 8, 2011

    The grueling seven-week Combat Diver Qualification Course at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Fla., is neither for the weak of heart, or the idle mind.

  • Man's best friend helps Soldiers cope with experiences

    Mar 7, 2011

  • Staying Army strong: Littlest Soldier receives biggest wish

    Mar 4, 2011

    Forty Soldiers surprise a struggling 9-year-old boy with a special birthday at the "Castle of Good Dreams."

  • Night vision sensor delivered on target

    Mar 4, 2011

    The 1,000th Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor was delivered to the Army and recognized in a celebration Feb. 16, at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control production facility in Orlando, Fla.

  • Olympic hopeful breaks personal-best mark in hammer throwing on national stage

    Mar 4, 2011

    Maj. Mike Mai, commander of the 9th Financial Management Company and a nationally ranked weight and hammer thrower, recently set a new personal record in the weight throw at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, and has his eye on the Olympics for the hammer throw in 2012.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim battles bulge to go on active duty

    Mar 3, 2011

    Spc. Logan Burnett, a Soldier who was shot three times Nov. 5, 2009, has overcome many of his medical issues, but is fighting hard to lose weight and show the Army he is "lean, mean and ready to fight."

  • Fort Lee launches civilian employee fitness challenge

    Mar 3, 2011

    It's "off-and-on" time for the civilian employees of the installation workforce. That's "off your chair and on your feet" to participate in a new fitness program that is part of a nationwide effort to improve the overall health of Americans everywhere.

  • Belgian trucker treks across Afghanistan in US Army

    Mar 2, 2011

    Like the unpredictable and sometimes perilous roads of eastern Afghanistan, Pvt. Peter Beullens, a truck driver assigned to Forward Support Company G, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, leads a life that sometimes doesn't always take the smoothest route.

  • Mother of fallen Soldier: 'I Want To Let People Know About Him'

    Feb 28, 2011

    There are times when Julie Nethery can't face the truth. There are times when this mom of three has convinced herself that her youngest son is still coming home from his deployment.

  • Last WWI veteran dies

    Feb 28, 2011

    America's last known World War I veteran, Cpl. Frank Buckles, died Sunday at the age of 110.

  • Fort Riley fighters go 5-0 at UFF event

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Riley wasn't a very cordial host to its visitors during the post's first mixed martial arts event. All five Fort Riley fighters who competed in the 11-fight event sent their opponents home with a loss.

  • Tuskegee Airman shares his story of serving with distinction

    Feb 25, 2011

    James Sheppard was one of the men selected to be a part of the experimental group that came to be known as the Tuskegee Airmen. He was invited by the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Institute, with support from the African American Heritage Month committee, to share his story Feb. 17, here.

  • Net Zero waste goal becoming a reality at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2011

    This year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord sustainability team has received two prestigious national awards for its accomplishments in 2010.

  • Retired officer reaches goal of climbing world's 7 highest peaks

    Feb 24, 2011

    Having summitted the highest peak on each of the world's seven continents - each on the first attempt - retired Air Force Col. Steve Giesecke has been everywhere from the equatorial jungles of Indonesia to the ice sheets of Antarctica.

  • Experiencing a revolution: West Point cadets witness history in Egypt

    Feb 23, 2011

    West Point cadets went to Egypt to study language but unwittingly became witnesses to history in the making.

  • Employees writing on the walls' Not a problem

    Feb 22, 2011

    One Tobyhanna organization sees the writing on the wall when it comes to cutting overhead costs and improving efficiency.

  • House, Freakley reaffirm Army's sponsorship of motorsports teams

    Feb 22, 2011

    On the day the House voted 281-148 to allow the U.S Army to continue its NASCAR sponsorship, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley explained the importance of the relationship to the media at Daytona International Speedway, Fla.

  • Wiesbaden daughters welcome home their fathers by 'Dancing with Daddy'

    Feb 22, 2011

    Girls from across the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden put a spin on their fathers' welcome home celebrations. They also added a few dips, twists, turns and squeals. A,A

  • Base in southern Iraq hosts Austin Marathon

    Feb 21, 2011

    Runners on southern Iraq's Contingency Operating Site Kalsu participated in a central Texas based half marathon, Sunday.

  • African nurse saved GIs at Battle of Bulge

    Feb 18, 2011

    The story of a volunteer nurse who saved lives during the Battle of the Bulge is told for the first time during Black History Month.

  • Army reaches eCYBERMISSION milestone

    Feb 18, 2011

    U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION reached its 2011 goal when the 1,000th volunteer virtual judge signed up during the final stop of its road show Feb. 9.

  • Registration open for 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 17, 2011

    It is time to start preparing for the 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March to be conducted March 27, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Military children spend a day on deployment with ACS

    Feb 17, 2011

    During a day-long mock deployment Fort Hood children learned about Iraq and Afghanistan, went through a mock Soldier readiness processing where they received shots and eye examinations, tried on tactical gear, ate a Soldier-appropriate Jlunch and went on a road march.

  • Spirit of giving: Volunteers build home for Soldier

    Feb 17, 2011

    Members of the Fort Jackson community turned out in force last week to lend a helping hand to a fellow Soldier.

  • American Soldiers moonlight as German 'Gunnerz'

    Feb 17, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Jermaine Grandison, Staff Sgt. Brett Thomas and Sgt. Anthony Bynum are Soldiers by day, but play for "The Gunnerz," the DJK Schweinfurt basketball team who play in the German 2nd regional league.

  • Academy Band NCO earns Grammy

    Feb 16, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, U.S. Military Academy Band audio engineer, received a Grammy for Best Engineered Album - Classical category.

  • African-American experience presented from Civil War, beyond

    Feb 16, 2011

    Many times before West Point Cadet Robert Weir appreciated the African-American History Month program sitting among an audience. On Feb. 11, he proudly took the stage with his fellow cadets to present "A Ways to Go: African-Americans in the Civil War and Beyond."

  • Female Engagement Team brings aid to school, orphanage

    Feb 14, 2011

    Members of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade's Female Engagement Team, stationed at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, visited the Red Crescent Society's nearby orphanage and school Feb. 12, bringing with them school supplies and clothing items.

  • Afghanistan women's shura convenes for first time in 2 years

    Feb 14, 2011

    An all-female delegation of eight Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, a 330th Military Police Company personnel security detail, members of Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team gathered in Jaji Maidan, Khost province, Afghanistan, Feb. 10.

  • Army Reserve bandsman named one of military's 2010 top musicians

    Feb 14, 2011

    More than 25 years after picking up his first drumsticks Staff Sgt. Chad J. Alward received the inaugural 2010 Col. Finley Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award during a Feb. 13 ceremony at the 81st Regional Support Command headquarters, here.

  • AMC top NCO: I wanted to be the best Soldier I could be

    Feb 11, 2011

    Thought by all accounts to be the last draftee on active continuous duty, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger still wears the Soldier's uniform with pride.

  • Army amputee runs on inspiration

    Feb 11, 2011

    Warrant Officer Johnathan Holsey, stationed at Fort Gilliem, Ga., keeps fit for military duty -- often logging two to three miles per day, but with one caveat; Holsey has a prosthetic leg.

  • Duty to country unite father, son in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    An unknown author once wrote, "Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice."

  • Army Nurse Corps marks 110 years of touching lives

    Feb 10, 2011

    Last week the Army Nurse Corps celebrated its 110th anniversary of standing shoulder to shoulder with Soldiers and providing care for all military service members and their families throughout every major conflict.

  • Light of freedom to spotlight unknown Soldier

    Feb 9, 2011

    On the streets where George Washington often could be seen dining, discussing business, and attending church, a group of Revolutionary War enactors will soon pay tribute to a long lost brother in arms.

  • 'Paws for Purple Hearts' helping with PTSD

    Feb 8, 2011

    Paws for Purple Hearts, a non-profit that teaches wounded Soldiers to train service dogs for seriously-disabled veterans, may soon begin testing the physiological reactions that come from working with the animals.

  • Alaska paratroopers show, tell students about Army life

    Feb 4, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, visited with students Jan. 21, at Orion Elementary School on Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, to show the parachutes and equipment they use in airborne operations.

  • 'Old Glory' keeps Soldier safe, makes way home

    Feb 4, 2011

    For one Fort Polk Soldier, the post retirement ceremony Jan. 26, was not only the culmination of his career, but also time to retire the flag that he credited with keeping him and its original owner safe through deployments since World War II.

  • West Point Band NCO nominated for Grammy

    Feb 4, 2011

    The West Point Band's newest audio engineer, Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Engineered Album-Classical category.

  • Olympic hopeful fights for something bigger than self

    Feb 3, 2011

    Those who observe this year's All-Army camp, held here, will notice gender is not a factor. The boxers are simply athletes, with both men and women training and boxing each other indiscriminately as one cohesive team.

  • Face of Defense: Brothers earn combat decorations

    Feb 2, 2011

    Two brothers in the 101st Airborne Division were decorated for separate combat actions during their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army wounded marksmen aim for Warrior Games

    Feb 2, 2011

    Wounded warriors took aim at becoming members of the Army's 2010 Warrior Games team at a shooting clinic set up just for them last week by the elite Army Marksmanship Unit.

  • Army foundation unveils commemorative coins

    Jan 31, 2011

    Three coins commemorating the Army are now available for purchase from the U.S. Mint.

  • Army officer, Elvis impersonator introduces American cultural icon to Japan

    Jan 28, 2011

    While other Soldiers prepared for a two-week training exercise in Kumamoto, Japan, cramming piles of combat uniforms and Army-issued olive drab socks into their duffel bags, Maj. Manuel Sam Wong was making room for something else: an Elvis Presley costume and wig - sideburns and all.

  • Kimono tradition wraps Soldiers in Japanese culture

    Jan 26, 2011

    U.S. military members preparing for Yama Sakura 59 had the opportunity to dress in traditional Japanese kimonos as part of a cultural exchange Jan. 25 in Kumamoto, Japan.

  • Soldier reflects on how humans pull together - regardless of faith

    Jan 21, 2011

    Avi Behar, a 23-year-old lieutenant from Cherry Hill, N.J., was deployed to command a convoy mission in western Afghanistan last August, just a month before the Jewish new year. Since he was profiled in the Jewish Exponent, the young officer has shared occasional letters about his experiences.

  • History keeps rolling with new technology

    Jan 21, 2011

    Caissons keep rolling along with help from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Some of the oldest equipment in the Army is being updated with new hardware, thanks to state-of-the-art technology currently being fielded here. For almost 100 years, Caisson Wagons have served our military. They've carried the flag draped caskets of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson along with Army General Douglas MacArthur and countless other military heroes over the years.

  • Medalists' wives continue Soldier support on national tour

    Jan 20, 2011

    While Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta visits Army units and everyday Americans around the nation telling his story from Afghanistan, his closest companion, wife Jen, works nearby to draw attention to issues important to all Soldiers and families.

  • AMC puts people, mission first in BRAC moves

    Jan 20, 2011

    When Base Realignment and Closure recommendations were announced in May 2005, there were 24 different relocations and closure components that affected the Army Materiel Command. To execute this mission, the command moved forward, focusing on balancing its critical, world-wide, logistical support mission while ensuring its Soldiers, civilians and their families were prepared for a major reorganization - one that affected approximately 11,000 of its 70,000 people.

  • Army Fraud Unit recovers $1.6 billion

    Jan 19, 2011

    Since 2006, MPFU has conducted investigations resulting in more than 236 indictments and 299 convictions, 266 suspensions of contractors and 126 debarments of contractors.

  • Commission to recommend lifting ban on women in combat

    Jan 18, 2011

    A commission of current and retired officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians charged with evaluating Defense Department policies to ensure they promote equal opportunity plans to recommend lifting the ban on women in combat.

  • Retired colonel helped apprehend Tucson shooter

    Jan 12, 2011

    During the harrowing events that took place Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., several witnesses to Jared Lee Loughner's alleged shooting rampage intervened, possibly saving more lives. One of those who reacted quickly was retired Col. William Badger, a 74-year-old resident of Tucson who spent 38 years in the Army.

  • World War II jeep provides rolling piece of American history

    Jan 12, 2011

    As the Fort Irwin and National Training Center G-3 Chief of Operations Lt. Col. Stephen Thrasher is always on the move, but in his spare time he keeps a piece of American history rolling down the road in his World War II jeep, a 1942 Ford GPW.

  • Texas artist bringing the fallen to life

    Jan 11, 2011

    Duty, honor and country - three words that instill pride into any Soldier and their family. Yet, when a Soldier is killed or missing in action, these words can bring forth inspiration. This desire was felt by Phil and Lisa Taylor, founders of the American Fallen Soldier Project, to help bring closure to the families and friends of fallen Soldiers.

  • Holly Petraeus aims to bolster families' fiscal knowledge

    Jan 10, 2011

    Holly Petraeus hopes to hear from servicemembers and their families about their financial issues and pitfalls in the coming months as she leads up efforts to create the Office of Servicemember Affairs. The information she gathers will be integrated into the formation of the new office, which aims to strengthen and support military families financially as part of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Soldier prepares for recording contract

    Jan 10, 2011

    In June, Spc. Brian Stowe got a phone call in which record executives offered him a recording contract. He will begin recording after his unit returns from Afghanistan.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit shows educators different side of Army

    Jan 10, 2011

    The Army Marksmanship Unit performed trick shooting and instructed many honored guests of Army Accessions Command in San Antonio during the week leading up to the Army's All-American Bowl.

  • Newly formed Order of St. Joseph to honor 'best of the best'

    Jan 7, 2011

    A group of spouses from 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, created an organization and award to recognize Soldiers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty while serving in a rear detachment capacity, regardless of branch of service. The award is called the Order of St. Joseph.

  • Program helps Soldier cope with traumatic loss

    Jan 6, 2011

    Watching a friend die in combat changed Sgt. Allen Chase's life. The father of six knew he needed help, but his goal is to become a commissioned officer and a physician's assistant, and he feared asking for help would end that dream.

  • Olympic Gold Medal winner enlists in NY National Guard

    Jan 6, 2011

    Olympic Gold Medal Winner Justin Olsen competed for his country in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Now New York Army National Guard Pfc. Justin Olsen will serve it too.

  • Army outreach delivers options, opportunities to area students

    Jan 5, 2011

    U.S. Army educational outreach coordinators took science and technology presentations to nine San Antonio high schools this week in hopes of inspiring students to look to the Army for career options and opportunities.

  • Ranger School graduates first Army vet tech

    Jan 5, 2011

    For the first time in the history of the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., a U.S. Army veterinarian technician earned the elite Ranger Tab. Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Klagenberg, the regimental veterinarian technician for the 75th Ranger Regiment, graduated Nov. 12, from the U.S. Army Ranger Course.

  • Soldier applies lifelong soccer skill to All-Army Soccer Team

    Jan 4, 2011

    Recently, the All-Army Soccer Team won the 2010 Armed Forces Men's Soccer Championship after a series of games played in the panhandle of Florida, Oct. 24th. Army Soldiers from all over the world came together to comprise the team, including Spc. Chris Harvey, a member of 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

  • Soldier graduates at top of Marine sniper course

    Jan 4, 2011

  • Chief of Staff tours damaged areas, offers support, praise to families

    Jan 4, 2011

    Just four days after the New Year's Eve tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the installation to view the extensive damage, speak with the many families who lost their homes and give hope to the community as it begins its intense phase of reconstruction.

  • Civilian Expeditionary Workforce prepares civilians for deployments

    Dec 28, 2010

    The Civilian Expeditionary Workforce is a Defense Department program to deploy some of its civilian employees to support military operations. The deployments are voluntary and they receive their training and processing here at Camp Atterbury and at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

  • Commando squad leaders: separated by age, united by country

    Dec 24, 2010

    Born just 30 miles from each other but separated by more than 17 years, Afghan National Army Commando squad leaders, Sgt. Diatullah and Sgt. Ibrahim, have become close friends. Today they lead a squad of commandos helping secure Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

  • World War II veteran, 98, receives long awaited Bronze Star

    Dec 17, 2010

    Recognition for an act of heroism more than six decades ago during World War II finally caught up with a 98-year-old Atlanta resident Dec. 16, when the Army awarded him the Bronze Star Medal during a ceremony here in U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters.

  • More than 600 gifts distributed to students by members of First Army

    Dec 17, 2010

    Members of the First Army headquarters visited W. A. Fountain Elementary School Friday morning in a very unique military operation designed to put smiles on the faces of more than 600 children at the Forest Park, Ga., school.

  • Con man's son serves honorably to right father's wrongs

    Dec 16, 2010

    Pfc. Bruce S. Simms, a 34-year-old rifleman from Calabasas, Calif. thought about joining the Army and righting wrongs done by his father, a con-artist, every day for 10 years, until he finally did.

  • 56th Army Band performs holiday concert for JBLM special needs community

    Dec 15, 2010

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 56th Army Band performed a holiday concert Tuesday at Carey Theater that was arranged exclusively for special needs children and families within the community. These are children with disorders and conditions like autism and cerebral palsy.

  • Gold Star Wives finally get their day

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., has been going to Capitol Hill since December 1945 when 23-year-old Marie Jordan invited widows over for coffee.

  • Volunteers adorn Arlington National Cemetery with 24,000 wreaths

    Dec 14, 2010

    More than 2,000 spirited volunteers braved a subfreezing dawn and gray-cast skies Dec. 11, to place 24,000 red-bowed wreaths on an equal number of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Mounted color guard marks 45 years

    Dec 14, 2010

    Forty-five years ago, Fort Carson's honor guard was in its early stages. An Army civilian worker, Hugh Trabandt, the post stable manager, thought it would be a good idea to have a mounted color guard.

  • Army-Navy Game more than just football

    Dec 13, 2010

    When it comes to the Army-Navy rivalry, the two academies and their fans converge on the city of Philadelphia to watch the future military officers play a game at its purest level.

  • Operation Toy Drop brings thousands of toys to children in need

    Dec 12, 2010

    Over 5,000 toys were donated Dec. 10 and 11 by Soldiers stationed throughout Fort Bragg, N.C. The toys will be distributed throughout the region over the coming weeks to families and children in need of a little assistance this holiday season

  • South Carolina Gold Star Families gather for holiday celebration

    Dec 11, 2010

    Instead of exchanging gifts, several dozen family members at the second annual Survivor Outreach Services holiday gathering shared memories of their beloved Soldiers who have died.

  • Depot delivers thousands of 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 9, 2010

    Employees of the Corpus Christi Army Depot delivered hundreds of bicycles and thousands of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for their "Toys for Tots" program, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.

  • Army 'Family of Year' receives award, continues giving

    Dec 8, 2010

    Sgt. Joseph Campbell left Afghanistan and joined his family from Landstuhl, Germany, to receive the Army Family of the Year award Tuesday in Arlington, Va.

  • Holiday blues or something more'

    Dec 8, 2010

    This holiday season, servicemembers and their families can take advantage of Military Pathway's free, anonymous, online or telephone mental health self-assessments tool.

  • R&R program reaches million participants

    Dec 7, 2010

    The Army will celebrate sending one million servicemembers on rest & recuperation leave from deployments in combat zones Jan. 11 with ceremonies in three international airports.

  • Senate resolution brings recognition to Gold Star Wives

    Dec 7, 2010

    For the first time, America officially recognizes the contributions and dedication of military widows with ''Gold Star Wives Day.''

  • US Army upgrades pre-positioned stocks in South Korea

    Dec 6, 2010

    GWANGYANG, South Korea - Demonstrating the ability to rapidly equip forces for any crisis or conflict, the U.S. Army is off-loading and upgrading pre-positioned stocks from USNS Watson (T-AKR 310) at this commercial seaport on South Korea's scenic southern coast.

  • CSA supports 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal, but not during war

    Dec 5, 2010

    Though he believes the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military eventually should be repealed, the Army's senior officer told the Senate Armed Services Committee today, repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law now would be a distraction during wartime.

  • Process-improvement teams nominated for DA award

    Dec 3, 2010

    The process-improvement teams at Developmental Test Command's Yuma Proving Ground and White Sands Missile Range have been nominated for a Department of the Army award under the auspices of the Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award Program, or LEAP.

  • Gift-giving family recognized as Army Family of Year

    Dec 3, 2010

    An Army family that runs three charities for deployed troops was selected as the Army Family of the Year by the National Military Family Association.

  • Military can manage 'Don't Ask' repeal

    Dec 3, 2010

    The military can deal effectively with allowing openly gay servicemembers in its ranks, leaders of a working group that studied the issue for the Defense Department told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

  • Horses help heroes in healing: WTU Soldiers participate

    Dec 2, 2010

    For decades, horses have charged into battle carrying cavalrymen, pulling artillerymen's caissons and serving as vehicles for mounted military police. Today, horses are helping wounded warriors by guiding them along the road to resiliency.

  • Applications sought for Quality of Life Awards

    Dec 1, 2010

    The Army is seeking applications for its third annual Secretary of the Army Quality of Life Awards program.

  • Army explores PTSD treatments

    Nov 30, 2010

    Science and technology is leading the approach for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those treatments were discussed by medical experts at a topical panel at the 27th Army Science Conference Nov 30. The treatments discussed ranged from cognitive therapy and pharmaceutical treatment to virtual reality.

  • Gates, Mullen endorse 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' working group's report

    Nov 30, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today urged the Senate to repeal the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law this year. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at a Pentagon news conference unveiling the recommendations of the working group tasked with looking at the issues associated with implementing a repeal of the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military.

  • Army Astronaut Commander Returns to Earth

    Nov 30, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.