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  • Congressional funeral support underscores new Army posture

    Oct 21, 2008

    When Col. Chris Hughes heard that Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio had died of an aneurysm, he didnAca,!a,,ct wait to be called into action. He volunteered.

  • Former WAC remembers

    Oct 20, 2008

    In August 1975, a headstrong 19-year-old woman in Washington state shipped off to Fort Jackson, S.C., for training in the Women's Army Corps.

  • Sergeant wins Military Review writing contest

    Oct 17, 2008

    A sergeant beat 34 competitors, mostly officers, for the top prize in this yearAca,!a,,cs Gen. William E. DePuy Writing Contest.

  • Commentary: It's all business for Soldiers in 'the field'

    Oct 17, 2008

    An Army wife talks about her experiences married to a dedicated young infantry officer.

  • Army's most senior Warrant Officer retires at 44 years of service

    Oct 17, 2008

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jose Negron Cruz, the most senior Warrant Officer in the Army, retired Oct. 8 after 44 years of service to country.

  • Army senior fellow takes Homeland Security position

    Oct 16, 2008

    After leading Army and Department of Defense agencies for more than 20 years, Army Senior Fellow Helen Tierney is stepping into a prominent Customs and Border Protection national security role.

  • Experts watching mental health of Army children

    Oct 16, 2008

    Studies show that most military children are just as healthy and resilient as civilian children, but psychiatrists are concerned about their stress levels, said a mental health expert during the Association of the United States Army annual meeting last week.

  • Soldier-Olympians share tales with Army leaders

    Oct 16, 2008

    Ten Army Olympians visited the nationAca,!a,,cs capital last week to spread the word about SoldiersAca,!a,,c involvement in the Beijing Games and to thank senior military leaders for their support.

  • Army Combatives Championship draws record field

    Oct 16, 2008

    More than 280 Soldiers from around the Army competed in the fourth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship Oct. 4-5 at Fort Benning, Ga., with 28 making the finals in seven weight classes.

  • President recognizes MP for Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 15, 2008

    Lt. Col. Enrique M. Guerra, commander of the 744th Military Police Battalion at Camp Cropper, Iraq, was invited to fly back from theater especially to be recognized by President Bush at the White House Hispanic Heritage Month observance.

  • Soldiers greet 600 WWII veterans at memorial

    Oct 10, 2008

    More than 600 veterans from what has been called Aca,!A"the greatest generationAca,!A? visited the World War II Memorial Wednesday and were greeted by a current generation of Soldiers.

  • Soldier Olympians visit President Bush at White House

    Oct 10, 2008

    Ten Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit visited the White House Oct. 7.

  • Charleston showcases commitment to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 10, 2008

    When Barclay MurphyAca,!a,,cs 36-year-old husband, Maj. Ed Murphy, was killed in a helicopter crash while serving in Afghanistan in April 2005, she was left a widow to raise two young children on her own.

  • Family forum

    Oct 9, 2008

    Mrs. Casey speaks about families.

  • Soldier of the Year Competition Winners

    Oct 7, 2008

    Coverage from the 2008 Soldier of the Year Competition in Ft. Lee, VA.

  • 'Missing Parts in Action' team inspires Ten-Miler runners

    Oct 7, 2008

    Brazilian Army Pvt. Reginaldo Campos Jr. won the menAca,!a,,cs division and Veena Reddy of Centreville, Va., led the women in the 24th Army Ten-Miler, but the true Aca,!A"rabbitsAca,!A? were the Aca,!A"Missing Parts in ActionAca,!A? competitors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington and Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Chief, top spouse talk families at AUSA

    Oct 7, 2008

    The chief of staff of the Army and his wife focused on the Army Family Covenant at the first Family Forum during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting Monday, saying that major strides have been made, but that the Army still has work to do.

  • Army leaders at NYC ceremony anticipate meeting recruiting goal

    Oct 1, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presided over a ceremony Wednesday morning in which nine future Soldiers took the oath of enlistment as part of celebrating the all-volunteer ArmyAca,!a,,cs anticipated success in achieving its recruiting goal.

  • Patients make furry friends at Walter Reed

    Oct 1, 2008

    On the second and fourth Friday of every month, Walter Reed Army Medical Center here goes to the dogs.

  • Army veterinarian plays key role in Iraq

    Oct 1, 2008

    When the U.S. Department of State gifted a pair of rare Bengal tigers to the Baghdad Zoo in August, their transportation from the United States to Iraq in the belly of a cargo plane required more care than the average Soldier was prepared to give.

  • Becton recalls first years of Army integration at book signing

    Sep 30, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs first African-American three-star general to command VII Corps in Europe and saw first-hand the integration of the Army in 1948 paid a call at the Pentagon last week to sign copies of his autobiography, Aca,!A"Autobiography of Becton -- A Soldier and Public Servant.Aca,!A?

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Soldiers learn lessons in transition at H-3 conference

    Sep 29, 2008

    As many as 250 wounded, injured, or ill soldiers recently participated in a conference that offered them the opportunity to prepare for transition to the civilian world or to a new Army career.

  • Cyber-Recruiting: Instant expert

    Sep 29, 2008

    When concerned and skeptical citizens find it difficult to approach a recruiter for one reason or another, thatAca,!a,,cs where cyber-recruiting comes in.

  • Green communities

    Sep 26, 2008

    The Army builds green communities for Soldiers and their families.

  • Veterans feel nation's appreciation on honor flight

    Sep 25, 2008

    World War II veteran Paul Taylor enjoyed seeing the memorial built in his honor during the Sept. 13 Tennessee Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Yet, for Taylor, the highlight of the trip was not so much the memorialAca,!a,,cs brick and mortar, but the people who made the day memorable.

  • 'Honor Flight' makes WWII vet dreams come true

    Sep 25, 2008

    From August through November each year since 2005, World War II veterans from around the country pay a call on the memorial on the National Mall here which honors the 16 million who served and the 400,000 who sacrificed their lives.

  • SecArmy hosts retirement for Armed Services Committee chairmen

    Sep 25, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren hosted an Armed Forces retirement ceremony Wednesday afternoon for former chairmen of both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, Sen. John Warner of Virginia and Congressman Duncan Hunter of California.

  • Bags

    Sep 25, 2008

    A Commissary has gone green in Germany.

  • 'Time of Remembrance' honors families of fallen

    Sep 25, 2008

    Thousands of families sharing a common bond met at the National Mall, near the base of the Washington Monument Sept. 20. They joined to remember their fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers who were killed while serving in the military.

  • Pilots fly Lakota to Sioux powwow

    Sep 23, 2008

    Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs 5th Aviation Battalion has been flying the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new utility helicopter for a year, and recently pilots had a chance to meet the namesake of their birds, the Lakota tribe of South Dakota.

  • Commentary: Memories of 9/11 hopefully bring inner strength

    Sep 19, 2008

    As I sat there at 0630, Sept. 11 attending the Pentagon Memorial dedication, my mind quickly took me back to that dreadful day in 2001.

  • Former pro athletes share insights with Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

    Senior leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team sat down with two former professional athletes for some insight and fellowship during a chaplainAca,!a,,cs leadership luncheon recently on Fort Drum.

  • Latina Style Magazine, DOD recognize Signal Battalion NCO

    Sep 19, 2008

    Representing the Hispanic community for the United States Army, Sgt. 1st Class Dolores Rivera of the 52nd Signal Battalion, accepted the 2008 Latina Distinguished Service Award during the National Latina Symposium on Sept. 5.

  • Schumacher #1

    Sep 19, 2008

    U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, became the winningest Top Fuel driver in National Hot Rod Association history here on Sunday after capturing the inaugural Carolinas Nationals at zMax Dragway. Following a final round victory over his former Army Racing teammate, Antron Brown, who moved from Pro Stock Motorcycles to Top Fuel a year ago, Schumacher moved around Joe Amato on the Top Fuel victory list with his 53rd career win.

  • Army employee nominated for martial arts hall of fame

    Sep 18, 2008

    An Army employee has been nominated as the 2008 Instructor of the Year for induction into Black Belt MagazineAca,!a,,cs Hall of Fame. .

  • Marshall Center librarian wins national honors

    Sep 18, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" Marshall Center library technician Jill Golden was honored as the 2007 Federal Library Technician of the Year during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.

  • Civilian volunteers for Iraq duty

    Sep 18, 2008

    Service members realize when they enlist the odds of deploying are very high Aca,!" for some, even guaranteed. Civilians working on military installations don't have to worry about that; usually, they are secure in their surroundings.

  • Hurricane relief

    Sep 17, 2008

    Hurricane Ike leaves Galveston residents with few options. The Army is helping out.

  • Warrior quest

    Sep 17, 2008

    Paintball helps build tactical skills.

  • Sky Soldier awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    Sep 17, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- Staff Sgt. Erich Phillips, mortar platoon sergeant for Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, also known as Aca,!A"The Rock,Aca,!A? was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Sept. 15, 2008 in Vicenza, Italy for his actions Aug. 22, 2007 at Ranch House in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.

  • 'The Sarge' sets Top Fuel career win record

    Sep 16, 2008

    U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, became the winningest Top Fuel driver in National Hot Rod Association history here on Sunday after capturing the inaugural Carolinas Nationals at zMax Dragway.

  • 9-11 anniversary

    Sep 16, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Lovejoy looks back at the Pentagon attack on 9-11.

  • Gen. Petraeus ceremony

    Sep 15, 2008

    Gen. David Petraeus will hand over command of Multi-National Forces Iraq to Gen. Ray Odierno, Tuesday, in Baghdad.

  • 'Cell Phones for Soldiers' keeps lines of communication open

    Sep 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Communication is important, and communication between families and their deployed Soldier is essential, said Sgt. Maj. Lisa Torello, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade.

  • Army Child and Youth Services name now includes 'school'

    Sep 15, 2008

    Army Child and Youth Services is now Army Child, Youth & School Services. The Army has renamed this key Family and MWR Program because of the renewed focus at every level to support the schools serving our Army children.

  • Schumacher sets all time dragster record

    Sep 15, 2008

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher roared to his 53rd career victory Sunday at the zMax Dragway, setting the record for most National Hot Rod Association victories of all time. Sgt. 1st Class Andy Hardy and Staff Sgt. Michael Gainey help him celebrate his win. Schumacher made the eighth and final run against former Army Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Antron Brown who switched to top fuel in 2007. The Sarge's 53rd career win gave him one more win NHRA Hall of Famer Joe Amato.

  • A Day to Remember

    Sep 15, 2008

    The Pentagon memorial ceremony.

  • G-1, Pentagon employees remember 9/11 fallen

    Sep 12, 2008

    One survivor of the attack on the Pentagon said she couldn't cry for more than two years after the event -- and today, the event still seems unreal.

  • Military Firefighters, Police in Iraq Reflect on 9/11

    Sep 11, 2008

    At 8:45 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy struck the hearts and minds of millions around the world when a hijacked plane flew into One World Trade Center in New York City.

  • Army Guard names top Soldier and NCO

    Sep 11, 2008

    Soldiers from Utah and Montana have been named the Army National GuardAca,!a,,cs top Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year following two days of Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Pentagon Memorial

    Sep 11, 2008

    As we remember 9/11, Kathy Dillaber tells her story of survival, and the loss of her sister, through images of the Pentagon Memorial.

  • 9/11: One Happy Ending

    Sep 11, 2008

    Sept. 11, 2001, was a horrific day for Americans. The sights of our countrymen losing their lives are forever seared in the mindAca,!a,,cs eyes of our Nation, including the memory of a young Brooklynite named Monique Page.

  • Pentagon employee recounts experience in wake of terrorist attack

    Sep 10, 2008

    The oily black smoke that filled the corridors of the Pentagon "was almost like something that was alive," said a survivor of the terrorist attack there Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Walking 2,700 miles for troops earns Presidential award

    Sep 10, 2008

    Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm proud to have met Keela Carr,Aca,!A? President George W. Bush told an audience before turning to her Aug. 20 and saying: Aca,!A"And I want to thank you for doing what <i>you</i> do.Aca,!A? He then presented her with the PresidentAca,!a,,cs Volunteer Service Award.

  • 9/11 Anniversary

    Sep 10, 2008

    One Pentagon survivor remembers the attacks from seven years ago.

  • Joe Bowser

    Sep 9, 2008

    Gail McCabe introduces us to a wounded warrior that is using his experience to help others.

  • Flying High

    Sep 9, 2008

    The Army celebrates 100 years of Army Aviation.

  • Martin, Army team battle back to top-5 finish at Richmond

    Sep 8, 2008

    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S Army/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team overcame poor track position and a pair of slow pit stops to rebound for a fifth-place finish in Sunday's weather-delayed Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

  • Heroes saved lives in Pentagon 9/11

    Sep 8, 2008

    The casualty toll at the Pentagon may have been much worse Sept. 11, 2001, officials said, without the heroic actions of many Soldiers and civilian employees that day.

  • Getting Help

    Sep 8, 2008

    Col. Ritchie talks about Suicide Prevention.

  • Gustav Cleanup

    Sep 5, 2008

    Clean-up and recovery is underway as Hurricane Gustav passes.

  • Donation links communities, aids youth sports

    Sep 5, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt youth sports program received a surprise boost Aug. 28 from the people of Weston, Conn.: 23 boxes of donated baseball supplies.

  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Cites Pentagon Memorial's Importance

    Sep 4, 2008

    With the official opening of the Pentagon Memorial a week away, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reflected on the events of nearly seven years ago that inspired the memorialAca,!a,,cs creation.

  • Memorial Reminds Americans That Each Generation Must Fight for Freedom

    Sep 4, 2008

    The Pentagon Memorial -- scheduled to be dedicated next week on the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack -- is a reminder that Aca,!A"each generation inherits freedom, and itAca,!a,,cs up to each generation to protect it and pass it along,Aca,!A? a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

  • Healing Waters

    Sep 4, 2008

    In a small Pennsylvania town, Project Healing Waters is feeding the soul. Dave Annarino reports.

  • Hollywood comes to town: D.B. Sweeney raises a supportive voice for the troops

    Sep 3, 2008

    You may know D.B. Sweeney from his acting roles in numerous big-budget films such as Lonesome Dove, The Cutting Edge, or Gardens of Stone, and even though he has never won an Oscar for these roles, he should be nominated for best Aca,!A"supportingAca,!A? actor of the troops.

  • H3 Workshop

    Sep 3, 2008

    The Army is healing, helping and hiring its Heroes.

  • AFAP Housing

    Sep 3, 2008

    Army Family Action Plan helps Soldiers get great on-post housing.

  • Couples strengthen communication skills at retreat

    Sep 2, 2008

    LAIE, Hawaii Aca,!" They came from across the 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) prepared to strengthen their marriages and repair strained relationships brought on by the stress and uncertainty of separation and deployment to a war zone.

  • Gunning for Gold

    Sep 2, 2008

    Olympics wrap up; Fort Riley covenant signing.

  • Army Test Pilot

    Sep 2, 2008

    Army Test Pilots put military aircraft through their paces.

  • Deployed civilians aid Soldiers in global war on terror

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Lost in the mass of Army Combat Uniform-clothed Soldiers downrange, one can also find Department of Defense (DoD) civilians deployed right alongside those Soldiers.

  • National award recognizes Army-Hawaii's own

    Sep 2, 2008

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" Since graduating college and taking her first civil service job in 1967, Vanita Rae Smith has had one goal.

  • Rainbow jumpers: Youth hone basketball skills at UH-sponsored clinic

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Hundreds of sneakers squeaked across the polished hardwood floor at Martinez Gym as children learned fundamentals from members of the University of Hawaii MenAca,!a,,cs Basketball Team, Aug. 18-21.

  • Child Development Center makes reading fun for keiki

    Aug 29, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Before TV, computers and video games, families around the world read as a primary leisure activity. People would spend hours reading books and travel to far away lands solely in their minds.

  • Soldier rescues swimmers, earns Soldier's Medal

    Aug 29, 2008

    Four years after risking his own life to save two swimmers who had been pulled out to sea in cold and rough waters off Virginia Beach, Va., Sgt. 1st Class Lloyd A. Heinrichs Jr., a 1st Cavalry Division Soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, received the highest military award for heroism not related to combat.

  • Icon of Photography spends 50 years documenting Soldiers

    Aug 28, 2008

    He calls himself "Rice-Paddy Daddy," but to many, he is the joyful South Korean who has photographed U.S. Soldiers for the past 50 years.

  • GEMS sparks students' interest in sciences

    Aug 28, 2008

    For dozens of students from Maryland to New Mexico, the Labor Day weekend means the end of their participation in a program called GEMS, for "Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science."

  • Golden Knight Guest

    Aug 28, 2008

    Bill Murray jumps with the Golden Knights.

  • Special Delivery

    Aug 28, 2008

    Troops in the harsh Afghanistan terrain look to the sky for supplies.

  • Cancer has not stopped Heidelberg marathoner

    Aug 28, 2008

    Heidelberg, Germany -- Watching Gloria Steed run down Heidelberg's Hauptstrasse as she trains for the November Athens Classic Marathon, you would never guess that she's taking part in a more serious race every day.

  • POW legacy lives in stone

    Aug 27, 2008

    The legacy of a World War II prisoner of war lives on through a rock that marks the entrance of Camp Atterbury. Libero Puccini, one of the crafters of that monument, recently passed away

  • New Uniform

    Aug 27, 2008

    The Army Service Uniform prevents Soldiers from spending too much on the new Blue.

  • Helping Army Families

    Aug 27, 2008

    One family knows just how the Army Family Action Plan helps Soldiers and military families.

  • History of Military gaming

    Aug 27, 2008

    Gaming has long been an important tool used by militaries to assist in training, analysis and mission readiness.

  • Army couple has second set of twins

    Aug 26, 2008

    Nature took its course and delivered one Army couple a second set of twins who were coincidentally born 11 years later to the day Aca,!" Aug. 8 -- from the familyAca,!a,,cs first set of twins.

  • Hot New Look!

    Aug 26, 2008

    The Army Introduces Soldiers to the New Army Service Uniform.

  • Operation Summer Surge

    Aug 26, 2008

    North Dakota National Guard Soldiers get ready for basic training.

  • Wounded warriors take to the ice

    Aug 25, 2008

    In full hockey gear and padding, retired Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Bowser's prosthesis is not noticeable to the casual observer. He and a number of other amputees look and skate like able-bodied players.

  • Women's Equality

    Aug 25, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ensworth talks about women's equality and the 19th Amendment.

  • Children get lessons on deployment

    Aug 22, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs tough for children to be away from their parents while they are serving tours overseas but on Aug. 14 and 15, children of Triple Nickel Soldiers were able to experience part of a deployment first-hand as part of the 555th Engineer Brigade Deployment Camp.

  • Do Your Part

    Aug 22, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jones talks about the ways Military leaders help Servicemembers with voting.

  • The Box

    Aug 22, 2008

    Tony McKinney gives us an exclusive look inside The Box.

  • Walter Reed doctors perform Guyana's first kidney transplant

    Aug 22, 2008

    Lt. Col. Edward Falta, chief of the Walter Reed organ transplant service and Dr. Rahul Jindal, assistant chief, performed the first kidney transplant operation in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, July 12.

  • Kids talk about growing up Army

    Aug 21, 2008

    Constant moving. Difficulty making and keeping friends. Parents who may leave for months at a momentAca,!a,,cs notice. Extra responsibilities. Loneliness. Missed birthdays and holidays. Constant fear that this time mom or dad might never come home.

  • West Point Cadet learns AKO ropes

    Aug 21, 2008

    At 7:30 in the morning, West Point Cadet Daniel James Smith was sitting at his computer at the Army Knowledge Online office inputting change-management requests into the business process management database.

  • Sinkhole Stinkhole

    Aug 21, 2008

    Sometimes there's a hidden danger that lies beneath - sinkholes appear without warning in military training ground in Germany.

  • Iraq Band

    Aug 21, 2008

    In Iraq, five soldiers with a common bond combine to spread their talent throughout the dessert.

  • Military kids go to camp

    Aug 20, 2008

    HIGH VIEW, W.Va. (Army News Service, Aug. 20, 2008) - Kids at Camp Sandy Cove here are spending the week doing typical camp activities such as canoeing, practicing archery, cooking outdoors and even learning the trapeze, but these aren't your typical campers.

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