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  • Retired Army marksman Erickson finishes 21st in Olympic trap

    Aug 12, 2008

    It rained on what might have been four-time Olympian Bret EricksonAca,!a,,cs final appearance on the worldAca,!a,,cs grandest shotgun shooting stage, literally and figuratively.

  • Olympic Opening Ceremony celebrates "One World, One Dream"

    Aug 12, 2008

    The elaborate Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad featured a display of ChinaAca,!a,,cs long and distinguished history and culture intertwined with the Aca,!A"One World, One DreamAca,!A? theme of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

  • A Lineage Kept

    Aug 12, 2008

    A new generation of Easy Company Soldiers are carrying on the Company's rich history and tradition.

  • Warfighting Conference

    Aug 12, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach.

  • First-ever female wins Forces Command NCO of year

    Aug 11, 2008

    To see her walking through the halls of the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command headquarters here, she looks like an average noncommissioned officer.

  • Dwindling Down

    Aug 11, 2008

    The end is near for Guardsmen battling the fires in California.

  • Prosthetics

    Aug 11, 2008

    Advancement of prosthetic technology lets amputees lead a more normal life.

  • Tuning in to Kala Gush Radio

    Aug 11, 2008

    With steady hands, Mohibullah, a broadcaster for Kala Gush Radio, held his cell phone up to a microphone to pick up the voice of a local Afghan, who was calling in to make a request. Out his window the purple mountains stood tall against two small connexes that house the station.

  • Mother, daughter enlist together

    Aug 8, 2008

    Mothers and daughters share a special bond, but few have shared what Lavonne Baer and her daughter Alyssa did recently when they both enlisted in the Army.

  • Wounded Warrior to Aim for Gold in Beijing Paralympics

    Aug 8, 2008

    OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 7, 2008 Aca,!" With the worldAca,!a,,cs attention focused on the Olympic Games that open tomorrow in Beijing, a former 3rd Infantry Division soldier severely wounded in Iraq is gearing up to compete in the Paralympic Games that open there Sept. 6.

  • Soldiers Return

    Aug 8, 2008

    The 316th Army Reserve is welcomed home at a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes.

  • Everglades Research

    Aug 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going back to basics with a research project that shows great potential in South Florida.

  • Silver Star recipient says talking helps counter PTSD

    Aug 8, 2008

    Silver Star recipient Staff Sgt. Omar Hernandez said when he returned from his third tour in Iraq last year, he hesitated to seek help because he did not want to be perceived as crazy or weak.

  • Civil Affairs Soldier wins the Superior Honor award from the Department of State.

    Aug 7, 2008

    Civil Affairs Soldier wins the Superior Honor award from the Department of State. Only a few USACAPOC(A) Soldiers have ever won the award which is given for extraordinary accomplishments in Iraq. Awarded for conducting Civil Affairs actions in Samara and Tikrit and working with the Department of State and the US Army.

  • Soldier finishes second in military pentathlon in Turkey

    Aug 7, 2008

    A Nevada Guardsman finished second in an international military pentathlon event in Istanbul, Turkey, July 4-13.

  • Clarity through Blindness

    Aug 7, 2008

    Army Times 2007 Soldier of the Year talks about how being blind has helped him see.

  • Wheelchair Games help mentor, mend Army vet

    Aug 6, 2008

    Tyler Wilson, a 23-year-old Army veteran, experienced his second life-changing event within three years at the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

  • Free Fallin'

    Aug 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Female Parachute Team takes the Silver Medal in Slovakia Competition. They now head to Italy for the 2008 Euro Cup.

  • Toads and Bats

    Aug 6, 2008

    Hohenfels, Germany boasts some of the largest populations of threatened animals in all of Bavaria.

  • Massachusetts militia soldier was Olympic pioneer

    Aug 5, 2008

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2008 Aca,!" Imagine the Olympic Games without the specter of terrorists, tests for outlawed drugs or gold medals. That was the Olympics that a soldier who served in the Massachusetts militia experienced in Greece in 1896.

  • Butterfly Tour

    Aug 5, 2008

    A rare insect finds refuge within the fence line of a military installation.

  • Sixteen Soldiers set to bolster Team USA at Olympic Games in Beijing

    Aug 4, 2008

    Sixteen members of the U.S. Army family will compete, coach or serve as training partners for Team USA at the 29th Olympic Games Aug. 8-24 in Beijing.

  • Troop Construction

    Aug 4, 2008

    Environmental officials at Hohenfels, Germany, use Soldier labor in construction projects.

  • Making History Again

    Aug 4, 2008

    A team of engineers recreates the Wright Brothers' 1908 Flyer. It's set to be on display at Fort Myer.

  • Respite care eases stress

    Aug 4, 2008

    Respite Care provides time off for family members who care for someone with a special need, either physical or emotional. The program, funded through the Army Family Covenant, is a broad-based program that meets the needs of a diverse exceptional family member population.

  • Army bids farewell to Vice Chief Cody

    Aug 1, 2008

    Gen. Richard A. Cody, the 31st vice chief of staff of the Army, was honored with a farewell from the Pentagon Monday morning and a retirement ceremony Friday on the parade field at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Basic trainees prepare for war at MOUT site

    Aug 1, 2008

    A mock Iraqi village is located in the heart of Fort Jackson -- complete with a mosque, a cemetery, a mayoral office and street signs in Arabic.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • Ways to Save

    Aug 1, 2008

    USAA Financial Planner Practitioner gives advice to Soldiers and their Families on how to save money.

  • Soldier of the Year

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers in the National Capital region compete for a spot at the Soldier/NCO of the Year competition in September.

  • Army's senior black female aviator retires

    Jul 31, 2008

    Back in 1980 Christine B. Aca,!A"NickeyAca,!A? Knighton became just the second black woman in the United States to earn the right to wear aviator wings within the Department of Defense and the first from her home state of Georgia, an accomplishment that didnAca,!a,,ct go unnoticed by then-President Jimmy Carter who personally congratulated her on the achievement.

  • Sexual assault prevention policy to focus on changing social norms

    Jul 31, 2008

    The Army plans to launch new initiatives for the prevention of sexual assault during a summit this September in Washington, D.C.

  • Online Language Guides

    Jul 31, 2008

    The Defense Language Institute now provides a Website with language guides.

  • Kissimmee River Restoration

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restoring an ecosystem that stretches 9000 square miles in Florida.

  • Working Together

    Jul 30, 2008

    Soldiers and Sailors join together for this year's Joint Logistics over the Shore operation in Camp Pendleton, CA.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Jul 30, 2008

    In an exclusive interview, our Gail McCabe speaks with the Army's second highest ranking civilian.

  • Remembering Integration: Brunson family shares 100 years of service

    Jul 29, 2008

    Serving in the Army is a family tradition for the Brunsons of Fayetteville, N.C. Six members of the family share a career of service and sacrifice in the Army.

  • Interview with Col. Sandusky

    Jul 29, 2008

    Jini Ryan interviews the Commander of the Defense Language Institute about new language products being made available to all Soldiers.

  • Bringing more families to Korea

    Jul 29, 2008

    While the number of command-sponsored positions in Korea doubled over the past few years to the current 3,000, the goal is to give every Soldier the option of bringing family members to Korea, according to the 8th Army command sergeant major.

  • Friendly Neighbors

    Jul 29, 2008

    Louisiana National Guardsmen provide support to local New Orleans residents during daily operations aimed to help the New Orleans Police Department.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Jul 29, 2008

    Army leaders from around the world meet in Atlanta, GA for the 2008 Land Forces Symposium. Gail McCabe reports.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration

    Jul 28, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Dunwoody Confirmed as First Female Four-Star

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody as the first female U.S. Military four-star general.

  • Platform answers safety needs of mechanics

    Jul 28, 2008

    The days of repairing a five-ton vehicle while standing on its tires or lug nuts may soon be coming to an end.

  • Literacy key to helping rebuild Iraq

    Jul 27, 2008

    Iraq is targeting the more than 6 million illiterate Iraqi adults through a National Literacy Campaign. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization estimates more than 60 percent of the adult population in Iraq cannot read or write. This was not always the case; at one time, Iraq was considered one of the more educated Arab nations, due mainly to the National Literacy Campaign of 1976-1982.

  • Keeping tradition alive: Annual tribal trip lands at Fort Lewis

    Jul 25, 2008

    Representatives from local tribal canoe families landed on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Solo Point July 15 during their annual tribal journeys which will take them all the way into Canada. Seven canoes from several local tribes, including the Cowlitz, the Chehalis and the Puyallup; came ashore after pulling from Squaxin Island that morning. Fort Lewis officials work closely with the tribe to help facilitate keeping those traditions alive, also, said Bret Ruby, Fort LewisAca,!a,,c cultural resources manager. Aca,!A"A lot of people donAca,!a,,ct realize that Fort Lewis sits squarely in the heart of the tribeAca,!a,,cs traditional homeland, and many of the tribeAca,!a,,cs most sacred places are found on lands that are now within the boundaries of Fort Lewis,Aca,!A? Ruby said. Aca,!A"Solo Point is one of those very sacred places.Aca,!A?

  • 'It was bound to happen' says Becton of Army integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    The Korean Conflict led the way for integration of the Army after President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 calling for equal treatment, opportunities and advancement for black servicemen.

  • Vet remembers integration in post-war Germany

    Jul 25, 2008

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Monroe Sweet was in an all-black unit July 26, 1948 when President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 to provide equal treatment and more opportunities for black servicemen in the Armed Forces.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly

    Jul 25, 2008

    National Guard troops in Texas for Hurricane Dolly.

  • Veterans of Integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    On the 60th anniversary of integration of Armed Forces, veterans who served during that period take a look back.

  • 35 Years as an All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 2

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • National Guard Indy Car

    Jul 24, 2008

    The new #4 National Guard Indy Car propels National Guard recruiting into another sport.

  • Paratroopers with enlistment waivers prove to be leaders

    Jul 23, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Clarence Masiwemai wasn't always the prototype of a paratrooper. In fact, he had so many brushes with the law because of his brawling before joining the Army that he needed a waiver to be allowed to enlist.

  • Corps of Engineers, NOAA deploy 'Smart Buoy' in Chesapeake

    Jul 23, 2008

    An Army Corps of Engineers boat crew and a team of oceanographers deployed the nationAca,!a,,cs latest Aca,!A"smart buoyAca,!A? at the mouth of the Rappahannock River July 19.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 1

    Jul 23, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Integrated Force

    Jul 23, 2008

    The Army celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Integration. Drill Sergeant Lawrence Bessey tells how Basic Trainees benefit from diversity.

  • Olympians visit European garrisons

    Jul 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" A visit to Germany from two world-class athletes stretched children at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and USAG Grafenwoehr in a few new directions.

  • 301st Military Intelligence Bn. makes wedding day memorable

    Jul 22, 2008

    When most Soldiers find out their unit is being mobilized and will soon deploy, all-important life plans are put on hold. When a wedding is one of those events, some couples head to the courthouse for an uneventful exchange of vows with a justice of the peace, and then they return the next day or week with wedding rings and simply Aca,!A"drive on,Aca,!A? as the Army saying goes.

  • Fort Irwin NTC

    Jul 22, 2008

    Tech. Sgt. Dwight Hawkins was at Fort Irwin as Soldiers prepared for an upcoming deployment.

  • Electronic library kiosk bound for Iraq

    Jul 22, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Camp Victory in Iraq is nearly 2,000 miles from the nearest Army Library in Europe. But soldiers deployed at the sprawling base near Baghdad International Airport will soon have access to a broad spectrum of such resources via an e-Branch kiosk.

  • Fires Brigade hosts pool party for local orphanage

    Jul 21, 2008

    More than 90 children from Isaac House Orphanage visited Camp Hovey gym July 12 for a day of games, food and aquatic leisure at the invitation of Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade.

  • Veteran remembers Army integration 60 years ago

    Jul 21, 2008

    A World War II veteran of an all-black infantry unit recounts integration of the U.S. Army in Europe following signing of Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948.

  • Soldier continues Jujitsu training while in Iraq

    Jul 21, 2008

    He moved from being locked in the guard to base with little effort, wrapped his opponent's neck in the crook of his arm and locked in until his opponent's head turned fuscia.

  • WOMEN'S TEAM TO COMPETE IN LUCENEC, SLOVAK REPUBLIC FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Jul 21, 2008

    The Golden Knights' Female Style and Accuracy Team head to the Slovak Republic for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships.

  • Freedom Rest helps Soldiers escape

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers melt away stress in the steaming sauna; they lounge around the swimming pool watching one another leap from the high dive; some use the workout room to improve their bodies and their moods. The scene is similar to any resort.

  • Integrated Forces

    Jul 21, 2008

    Under Secretary of the Army reflects on 60th anniversary of Integrated Force.

  • Mercedes Wild

    Jul 21, 2008

    Sixty years after the Berlin Airlift, Mercedes Wild sits down with Spc. Cody Wilson as she tells the tale of her 'Chocolate Uncle.'

  • Chief says Army needs to replicate Bliss PTSD program

    Jul 18, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey visited Fort Bliss July 13 and said that an innovative program there to treat post-traumatic stress disorders ought to be replicated at other locations across the Army.

  • War of 1812 hero reburied at Congressional Cemetery

    Jul 18, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Alexander Macomb, who won acclaim during the War of 1812 and who served as the second commanding general of the Army from 1828 until his death in 1841, was reburied with his wife, Catherine, at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., yesterday.

  • New programs warn about mixing medicines, alcohol

    Jul 18, 2008

    With more than 12,000 warriors in transition across the Army, and many of them taking prescribed medications, officials said there is the potential for abuse or overdose of medications

  • African-American Civil War Memorial marks anniversary

    Jul 18, 2008

    Soldiers observed the 10th anniversary of the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  • General Macomb Reburial

    Jul 18, 2008

    Gen. Alexander Macomb, former Chief of the U.S. Army, is laid to rest for the second time.

  • TRADOC recruiting

    Jul 17, 2008

    The Department of Defense is seeking good men and women to fill the ranks of our military. Gail McCabe spoke with deputy commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, where quality is as much an issue as quantity.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Children Welcome

    Jul 17, 2008

    The new Child Development Center on Fort Myer opens its doors to children of the Military community.

  • Baghdad Patrol

    Jul 17, 2008

    In Iraq, Navy journalist Aaron Hubner met up with coalition forces as they swept the streets.

  • Korean palace takes visitors to storied past

    Jul 17, 2008

    SEOUL - Stoic guards and officials march to the palace gate with colorful robes and traditional flags flowing in the wind. Another day begins for the reenactors of Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul.

  • Tee-off for Wounded Warriors raises spirits

    Jul 16, 2008

    Wounded warriors and congressmen hit the links together Monday at the Army-Navy Country Club for the Congressional Charity Golf Classic.

  • Career Impact

    Jul 16, 2008

    Ensuring stability is the driving force behind the massive construction effort in Afghanistan. Gail McCabe introduces us to an Army civilian who has built his career with quality construction.

  • Reserve Soldiers Compete

    Jul 16, 2008

    Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

  • Garmisch recounts 'Day of the Tigers'

    Jul 16, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" April 29, 1945, began as another sunny spring day in the bucolic villages of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a quiet German community near the Austrian border. Sixty-three years ago, as World War II drew to a close, the tolling of church bells and the whistle of a Zugspitzbahn cog train normally were the loudest sounds.

  • Memorial March

    Jul 15, 2008

    North Dakota National Guard memorial march.

  • Lyons' Lessons

    Jul 15, 2008

    Military engineers are helping to rebuild Afghanistan from the ground up. Gail McCabe introduces us to one Soldier who sees Afghanistan as one of the best classrooms she's ever been.

  • Soldiers climb Mount McKinley

    Jul 15, 2008

    Two officers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, reached the 20,320-foot Mount McKinley summit May 17, despite some debilitating challenges during various stages of the expedition.

  • Warrior Transition Units

    Jul 15, 2008

    Recruitment for WTU.

  • Herat Butter

    Jul 15, 2008

    Good techniques are key in reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, especially 'buttering.'

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • Island Adventure provides break for deployment kids

    Jul 14, 2008

    LANGEOOG, Germany Aca,!" For an Army brat in 2008, a stable and cohesive family life can be a rare luxury, especially if you consider the effects of extended and often repeated deployments of one or even both parents.

  • Georgia communities gather at Fort Stewart to sign Community Covenant

    Jul 11, 2008

    Stewart-Hunter, surrounding communities sign the Army Community Covenant July 11 at the Main Post Chapel on Stewart.

  • Helmand Province

    Jul 11, 2008

    In the southern part of Afghanistan, the Army Corps of Engineers is working hard to build facilities for Afghan Security Forces. Gail McCabe has the story.

  • Field Band performs tribute to Medal of Honor recipient

    Jul 10, 2008

    A special concert by the U.S. Army Field Band July 5 in Latrobe, Pa., honored an American who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country: Medal of Honor recipient Spc. Ross McGinnis.

  • TOG Homecoming

    Jul 10, 2008

    Old Guard Soldiers return from Horn of Africa deployment.

  • Gen. Bismillah Khan Speaks

    Jul 10, 2008

    Gail McCabe speaks with the Afghan National Army's Chief of General Staff.

  • Darmstadt says farewell to Black Forest friends

    Jul 10, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt, which closes next month, marked 20 years of camaraderie with the Association for the Promotion of German-American Friendship during the two organizationsAca,!a,,c last exchange activity.

  • Army athletes compete in Olympic Track & Field Trials

    Jul 9, 2008

    Air Force World Class Athlete Capt. Kevin Eastler led military competitors in the Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field by earning his second Olympic berth in the 20-kilometer race walk, as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top competitor finished fourth.

  • It's on FI-YA!

    Jul 9, 2008

    California National Guard provides air support to combat wildfires.

  • An Afghan Drive

    Jul 9, 2008

    A first hand look at Helmand Province in Afghanistan with a National Guard Soldier.

  • Peaceful board game reflects declining violence in Iraq

    Jul 8, 2008

    Two middle-aged men enjoyed a friendly afternoon game of checkers in a busy marketplace formerly known as "Anbar of the north" in Hawijah.

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