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  • Army Spouse Overcomes Adversity, Sets Sights on Olympics

    Jun 24, 2008

    In the sultry, harmonious melody of the blues, Eric Clapton once sang, Aca,!A"Nobody knows you when youAca,!a,,cre down and out.Aca,!A? Adriane Stone knows this feeling firsthand.

  • Soldiers Bring Hope with Adult Literacy Program in Iraq

    Jun 23, 2008

    Coalition Soldiers recently developed a literacy program and opened it to 500 Sons of Iraq members in four sub-districts of Hawijah, Iraq: Zaab, Abassi, Riyadh, and Hawijah city, areas many military officials considered lost only a year ago, on June 15.

  • Army Wrestler Earns Greco-Roman Berth in Beijing Olympics

    Jun 23, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers secured an Olympic berth by defeating U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammate Spc. Timothy Taylor in the Greco-Roman heavyweight finals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling on June 15.

  • Four-Star Paratrooper Retires

    Jun 23, 2008

    In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson was in office, gas cost 34 cents a gallon and the nation was growing impatient with the war in Vietnam. Not exactly a great time to join the Army for some, but Gen. Dan K. McNeill held the unpopular view that he owed a debt to the country.

  • Utah National Guard Soldiers Receive Silver Star, Bronze Star

    Jun 23, 2008

    "Bittersweet." -- That's how 1st Lt. Tyler J. Jensen, 19th Special Forces Group, summed up his feelings June 19 about receiving the first Silver Star awarded to a member of the Utah National Guard in decades.

  • Army Partners with Academia for Emergence of New Technology

    Jun 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army is in its fifth year of a 10-year partnership with Arizona State University, and reports on-time progress in its journey towards creating a flexible display screen for the dismounted Soldier

  • Army Olympians Compete with Pedestrians at Times Square

    Jun 19, 2008

    Army athletes hosted a fitness challenge Wednesday at the Times Square Recruiting Station, kicking off the road to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.

  • Wyoming Guard Analyst Cracks Gang Code

    Jun 19, 2008

    Small towns are the hallmark of Wyoming, but gang activity from Denver had been increasing, until police turned to the National Guard for help.

  • Wounded Warriors Sports Program

    Jun 18, 2008

    Cowboy-Soldier Spc. Jake Lowery lost an eye and suffered massive head injures in Iraq a year ago but helped launch the Army's Wounded Warrior Sports Program last month.

  • Military Dog Teams Hone War-Fighting Skills

    Jun 18, 2008

    MIESAU, Germany Aca,!" Snagging fleeing suspects and seeking explosives were two of numerous war-fighting skills that 36 teams demonstrated at the 2008 U.S. Army Europe Military Working Dog Competition.

  • Vets Help Donkey Power Drive Iraqi Brick Factory

    Jun 17, 2008

    An industrial complex in Iraq has quadrupled its employment and productivity, and a team from Multinational Division Center is helping the companies keep their labor force healthy. Capt. Rory Carolan, senior veterinarian and agriculture advisor with the 3rd Infantry Division's civil affairs team, and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, treated more than 250 donkeys employed in the absence of motorized vehicles at the Narhwan Brick Factory Complex.

  • Welcome Home to Veterans

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Washington, D.C. VA Medical center hosts a welcome-home celebration for 1200 veterans.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reads to Students

    Jun 17, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army reads 'Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!' to students at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Future Combat Systems

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Army displayed the latest technology at the National Mall. The event shows the progress that our military is making and that the future is now.

  • Wuerzburg American Schools Close Their Doors

    Jun 17, 2008

    Wuerzburg American Elementary, Middle and High Schools

  • Task Force Summit Soldiers Challenge Iraqis on Soccer Field

    Jun 16, 2008

    A different kind of battle happened, June 11, in northeastern Iraq -- one where nobody died, no body-armor was necessary and no shots were fired.

  • Commentary: The Army Embodies American Values

    Jun 16, 2008

    Saturday was an important day - the Army's 233rd birthday. I hope Soldiers care.

  • Army Birthday Cake

    Jun 16, 2008

    Soldiers make the Army Birthday Cake at the Pentagon. It's six feet long and weighs 250 pounds.

  • Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2008

    Army marks 233rd birthday at the Pentagon. Crystal Park reports.

  • Deployed Dads Honored on Father's Day

    Jun 16, 2008

    Members of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard celebrate FatherAca,!a,,cs Day here by reminiscing about the births of their children.

  • Soldier Wins Interservice Pistol Championship

    Jun 13, 2008

    A Soldier of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit beat 72 of the military's best shooters to win the coveted Interservice Pistol Champion title June 12.

  • Chief of Staff Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey reads 'Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!' to children at Fort Belvoir's Child Development Center as part of Army birthday festivities.

  • Normandy D-Day

    Jun 13, 2008

    Master Sgt. Ron Przysucha covers events in a small French village near Normandy, France where soldiers from America, France and Germany commemorate the events of over a half century before with an airborne jump. Produced by 1st Lt. James Williams.

  • Wounded Warriors Take Part In New Golf Club Program

    Jun 13, 2008

    Every Wednesday for two hours, the Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, along with the Professional Golfers Association and Disabled Sports USA, hosts a golf clinic for wounded warriors.

  • SMA Reads Army Birthday Book

    Jun 13, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston reads the Army Birthday Children's Storybook Thursday to about 20 children at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Child Development Center at Forest Glenn, located in Silver Spring, Md. After the reading, Preston and two of the children blew out candles on the official "Army birthday" cake followed by the singing of the Army Song. The Army Birthday Children's Storybook was written for children by Army Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command to help Army children understand the importance, history, contributions and sacrifices their parents make.

  • Soldiers Put Icing on Army Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Deep within the Pentagon Thursday, Army chefs kept adding food coloring to white buttercream icing and mixing, trying to create the perfect shade of gold.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 12, 2008

    Division Special Troops Battalion Soldiers at Camp Red Cloud, Korea start the Army Birthday celebration off with a four-mile run.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions of 2007 Recognized

    Jun 12, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Top Ten Greatest Inventions for 2007 were recognized in a luncheon ceremony today in Arlington, Va. Currently in its sixth year, the program chooses winners based on their impact on Army capabilities, inventiveness and potential benefits outside the Army.

  • 2,000 Troops Run for Army Birthday

    Jun 12, 2008

    When the bugle plays reveille at 6:30 a.m., it usually signifies the start of the day for Soldiers on Fort Myer. Thursday morning more than 2,000 Soldiers and DoD employees listened to reveille from the Summerall Field parking lot, where they gathered for the Department of the Army Staff Run.

  • CSA Celebrates Army Birthday with Fort Belvoir Children

    Jun 12, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. paid a call on youngsters at the School-Age Services Center aboard Fort Belvoir, Va., this morning to share in the Army's 233rd birthday. The general read "Happy Birthday Army," a new book by Army Youth Services to the roomful of 5-year-olds. Following the reading he took questions from the kids, answering one in particular -- who after a discussion on Army dogs wanted to know if "there were Army cats'" Next Casey cut and served the kids cake before heading back to his office at the Pentagon.

  • Twilight Tattoo: Tribute to Freedom Program Harks Back Centuries

    Jun 12, 2008

    Soldiers celebrate their 233rd birthday at the Army Birthday Twilight Tattoo, held June 11, 2008, at Fort Myer, Va.

  • CSA Reads to Kids at Fort Belvoir

    Jun 12, 2008

    Jr. paid a call on youngsters at the child development center at Fort Belvoir, Va., this morning to share in the Army's 233rd birthday. The general read "Happy Birthday Army," a new book by Army Youth Services to the roomful of 5-year-olds. Following the reading he took questions from the kids, answering one in particular -- who after a discussion on Army dogs wanted to know if "there were Army cats'" Next Casey cut and served the kids cake before heading back to his office at the Pentagon.

  • Capitol Hill Cake Cutting

    Jun 12, 2008

    Capitol Hill cake cutting and reception. Includes sound bite from Sgt. Major of the Army Preston.

  • 'Operation Storytime' Keeps Deployed Soldiers in Touch with Families

    Jun 12, 2008

    From thousands of miles away, Soldiers are able to keep in touch with their loved ones through a program called Aca,!A"Operation Storytime.Aca,!A?

  • Cyclists Trace 'Road to Liberty' on D-Day

    Jun 11, 2008

    Cyclists from across Europe traced historyAca,!a,,cs footsteps as nearly 300 riders from America, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany and Luxembourg traversed lower NormandyAca,!a,,cs beaches and battlefields to mark the 64th Anniversary of D-Day June 6.

  • Napa Valley Flood Control

    Jun 11, 2008

    For the first time in 150 years Napa residents can walk the river promenade. USACE joined forces with local agencies to construct a community friendly flood control system. Mary Cochran was at the opening ceremony.

  • Army MWR Provides Aca,!EoeFitness AnywhereAca,!a,,c Kits for Deployed Soldiers

    Jun 11, 2008

    The Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command purchased 3,205 TRX Suspension Trainer Force Training, or Aca,!A"fitness anywhere,Aca,!A? kits for deployed Soldiers to get complete-body workouts wherever they can find a beam, doorway or tree limb to anchor the resistance-training device.

  • Celebrating the Army Birthday with SecArmy Geren

    Jun 11, 2008

    This week the Army celebrates its 233rd birthday. SecArmy Pete Geren says the sacrifice soldiers make for our country is the strength of our nation.

  • Sergeant Lends Ear to Fellow Soldier, Prevents Suicide

    Jun 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!" Soldiers are called upon to fight against the continuing war on terrorism, but one Soldier had to fight a different battle last week when he helped a fellow Soldier who was in need of assistance.

  • Geren Book Reading

    Jun 10, 2008

    SecArmy Geren reads 'Happy Birthday U.S. Army' to children at Fort Myer CDC. Crystal Park reports.

  • Army Appreciation Day

    Jun 10, 2008

    Soldiers at Washington Nationals baseball game for Army appreciation day.

  • Army Wins Day One at Interservice Pistol Championship

    Jun 10, 2008

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit are continuing to lead in the 49th annual Interservice Pistol Championship Matches, which started June 6 at Phillips Range.

  • Army Birthday Greeting From Afghanistan

    Jun 10, 2008

    An Army Birthday shout out from Maj. Gen. Robert Cone, Commander of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and Command Sergeant Major Arthur L. Coleman Jr.

  • Women Find New Opportunities in Arab Jabour

    Jun 10, 2008

    She wears a head scarf and long robe covering her from shoulder to toe; only her hands and face are visible. Yet despite her traditional clothing, Maha Aziz Abass Al-Jabouri is working hard to cast aside the stereotypical role of women in the Arab Jabour region.

  • Child of Berlin Airlift Tells Her Story

    Jun 10, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" A storybook came alive for German and American youth here when the taleAca,!a,,cs lead character appeared in person.

  • Secretary Begins Army Birthday With Myer Youth

    Jun 9, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren stepped away from his desk at the Pentagon for a few moments, June 9, to spend time with some of the youngest members of the Army Family.

  • Soldiers Pitch in for Army Night at Nationals Stadium

    Jun 9, 2008

    Soldiers participated in the opening events prior to the June 6 game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. Events included presentation of the colors, singing of the National Anthem, throwing of the first pitch, and participation in the "starting lineup." Additionally, one Soldier was chosen to welcome fans over the loud speakers and announce the "play ball" message to start the game.

  • Ear Infections

    Jun 9, 2008

    Army medical teams help treat residents of San Pedro Sula, Honduras with life-threatening ear infections.

  • Soldiers in Iraq View High School Graduation via Satellite

    Jun 9, 2008

    Deployed Soldiers in Multi-National Division-Baghdad connected with their Families in central Texas to watch their sons and daughters receive high school diplomas via video teleconference June 6-8.

  • Fort Bragg Neuro Center

    Jun 9, 2008

    A Fort Bragg unit is healing the minds of battlefield soldiers. Air Force Master Sgt. Angie Sarchet reports.

  • First Lady Visits Troops in Afghanistan

    Jun 9, 2008

    First Lady Laura Bush visited troops here Sunday during a brief stop on her third trip to Afghanistan, giving words of praise and encouragement to service members for their efforts and results in Afghanistan.

  • MP Soldiers Build Rapport With Iraqi Citizens

    Jun 6, 2008

    Military police exuded a genuine, vested interest for the community as they patrolled the Baghdad neighborhoods surrounding Forward Operating Base Loyalty, May 31.

  • Soldiers, Police Provide Pens, Smiles to Iraqi Children

    Jun 6, 2008

    After being asked by Family members what he or his fellow Soldiers of the 230th Military Police Company needed for their deployment, one Soldier felt the unit didnAca,!a,,ct need anything, but local Iraqi children could use some assistance.

  • Hall of Heroes Induction

    Jun 5, 2008

    The Pentagon held the Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony in honor of MOH Recipient Spc. Ross McGinnis.

  • Darmstadt Throws Farewell Fest for U.S. Garrison

    Jun 5, 2008

    The city of Darmstadt, Germany, threw a Farewell Fest Friday to say danke schoen and auf wiedersehen to Darmstadt's U.S. military community, and to celebrate more than 60 years of kinship.

  • Birthday Book to Help Youth Better Understand Army

    Jun 3, 2008

    A new book by Army Youth Services was published to help children better understand Army history and their role in the greater Army Family.

  • 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Connects German, American Students

    Jun 3, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" A classic American novel, along with a library project here, has connected American and German teenagers while also encouraging the youth to increase their reading practices.

  • Servicemembers Hold Iron Chef Competition in Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2008

    The love of food, both preparing and serving, coupled with a dose of friendly competition, led to BagramAca,!a,,cs first Iron Chef competition, held at the Aviation Dining Facility on May 28.

  • First Military Spouse Naturalized Overseas

    Jun 2, 2008

    U.S. Customs and Immigration Services held the first-ever naturalization ceremony for a military spouse stationed overseas at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, May 29.

  • 2nd BCT Plants Seeds of Success with Farming Initiatives

    Jun 2, 2008

    After nearly a year in Iraq as the last of the Aca,!A"surge brigades,Aca,!A? the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, has seen the south-Baghdad area transformed from insurgent stronghold to model of peace and security.

  • Heroes at Home Program

    Jun 2, 2008

    Paige Hemmis is giving veterans one less thing to worry about with a brand new home makeover through Heroes at Home Program.

  • Spouses Serve as Soldiers for Day

    Jun 2, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" When someone thinks of a SoldierAca,!a,,cs training, numerous sights and sounds immediately come to mind: mud; field rations; sweat; gunfire.

  • 'Katie Bell Bookshelf' dedicated to family readiness, children's reading programs

    May 30, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Katie Bell's dedication to children's reading programs and family readiness programs will be remembered by everyone who visits the Yongsan Library. U.S. Forces Korea and Installation Management Command-Korea officials unveiled the Katie Bell Bookshelf today to honor Mrs. Bell's commitment to military families and their children.

  • Macaspac Wins His Second All-Army Chess Championship

    May 29, 2008

    First Lt. Arthur Macaspac honed his game by playing tournaments at New YorkAca,!a,,cs renowned Marshall Chess Club and won his second crown in the All-Army Chess Championships May 11-16 at Fort Myer Community Center.

  • Tiger Opens Arms for Troops, Families at AT&T National

    May 29, 2008

    Tiger WoodsAca,!a,,c support of U.S. troops will be on worldwide display July 2-6 during the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club. Woods has donated 30,000 tickets for service members and their families to attend the AT&T National. Military personnel again will play alongside Tiger in the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am on July 2.

  • National Guard Car Takes Second Place at Indy 500

    May 28, 2008

    About 60 Soldiers of the Indiana National Guard were rewarded for their work with free tickets to the Indianapolis 500 to see the Guard-sponsored #4 car run by Panther Racing.

  • Troupe Kicks Off European Tour in Benelux

    May 28, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Entertainers often flock downrange to entertain troops fighting the Global War on Terror. In mid-May, it was uniformed performers taking center stage at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, bringing a piece of Baghdad or Kabul with them as the U.S. Army Soldier Show delivered two shows in the area.

  • Bronze Star Recipients Lead Memorial Day Parade

    May 27, 2008

    Two Soldiers who earned the Bronze Star in Iraq were among four Army grand marshals for the National Memorial Day Parade May 26.

  • Iraqi Girl Travels to U.S. in Effort to Repair Vision

    May 27, 2008

    1st Lt. Michael Kendrick visits Taha Naji DeyadAca,!a,,cs house in al-Buaytha, Iraq, and shares breakfast with the family. Today is special: with Kendrick is Lt. Col. Hyun Lee, battalion surgeon from the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, who is here to review final preparations for a trip Noor is taking. ItAca,!a,,cs a trip that, if successful, will give Noor the ability to see, something she has never been able to do.

  • Six USAMU Soldiers Competing in Summer Olympics

    May 23, 2008

    Six Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won seven slots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team that will compete at the Olympic Games this summer.

  • Injured Soldiers Struggle to Maintain Relationships, Intimacy

    May 23, 2008

    When Soldiers return from war with catastrophic injuries, one of their biggest worries is how their spouses and significant others will react.

  • Physical Therapists Keep Soldiers on Their Feet

    May 22, 2008

    Army physical therapists work to alleviate pain brought on by day-to-day and combat activities occurring at Contingency Operating Base Speicher Iraq, treating Soldiers similarly to professional athletes.

  • Wounded Warriors on Road 2 Recovery

    May 21, 2008

    Thirteen wounded warriors began a 480-mile bike trek Tuesday that started at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and will end Sunday at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., site of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

  • Picatinny Dedicates Memorial to Fallen New Jersey Service Members

    May 21, 2008

    Picatinny officials unveiled a tree memorial honoring all New Jersey-connected service members who have lost their lives during the Global War on Terrorism during a ceremony recently.

  • Four Soldiers Qualify for Olympic Marksmanship Team

    May 20, 2008

    Maj. Mike Anti, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski and Keith Sanderson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit have qualified for spots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team.

  • 82bd Airborne Kicks Off 'All-American Week'

    May 20, 2008

    The 82nd Airborne Division Commander Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the 82nd up and down Longstreet Road on Fort Bragg, N.C., during a division run which kicked off All-American Week Monday.

  • Dog Tags: Meaningful Metal on Memorial Day

    May 19, 2008

    In Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, where casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan are laid to rest, a mother recently clutched her son's dog tags.

  • Soldiers Visit Cancer Ward at Baghdad Childrens Hospital

    May 19, 2008

    American and Iraqi soldiers visited Iskan ChildrenAca,!a,,cs Teaching Hospital in Mansour to distribute goodies provided by friends and Family in the United States.

  • Soldiers Give Gift of Life to Trinidad Girl

    May 16, 2008

    Some 10 U.S. Soldiers from Beyond the Horizon, a joint humanitarian exercise, rolled up their sleeves and donated blood to help save the life of an 8-year-old girl at Mount Hope Hospital in Trinidad, April 22.

  • Ansbach Sets Largest Yellow Ribbon Formation Record

    May 16, 2008

    On the evening of May 14, 1,358 Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed-forces record for the largest yellow-ribbon formation.

  • HighRollers Rock Out

    May 16, 2008

    Sounds of The Eagles, Bon Jovi, and original music by Spc. David Palmer, echoed through the night as the HighRollers band performed May 10 at the Camp Taji Mudhouse on an open "mic" night.

  • Fort Sam Houston Firefighter Delivers Baby

    May 15, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- It began as a typical Saturday, but ended with quite a surprise for Fort Sam Houston firefighter and paramedic Capt. Adam Martinez and local resident Jennifer Smith.

  • 'Safety Factor' Targets Single Soldiers

    May 15, 2008

    The new multi-media presentation Aca,!A"Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Safety FactorAca,!A? was designed to build awareness of hazards that can befall single Soldiers during off-duty activities.

  • Cutting Red Tape After Katrina Helps Earn JAG Award

    May 13, 2008

    When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Department of Defense was ready to spring into action with a full spectrum of relief efforts, but red tape needed to be cut.

  • Fort Indiantown Gap Provides Refuge for Rare Butterfly While Training Soldiers

    May 13, 2008

    Fort Indiantown Gap supports the largest regal fritillary population east of the Mississippi River.

  • Soldiers Capture Gold, Bronze in Women's Trap at World Cup USA

    May 12, 2008

    The Women's Trap final was held at the 2008 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup USA for Shotgun May 9 with U.S. shooters from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., claiming the gold and bronze medals.

  • Wounded Gain Work Experience in 'Warrior Internship Network'

    May 12, 2008

    Fort RileyAca,!a,,cs Warrior Transition Battalion and supporting medical units have partnered with the Junction City, Kan.-based Welcome Home to Heroes Foundation to develop the ground-breaking Warrior Internship Network.

  • Young Iraqi Girl Receives Prosthetic Legs

    May 12, 2008

    A 12-year-old Iraqi girl received two new prosthetic legs May 9, as part of an Iraqi Ministry of Defence program at the MOD Prosthetics Clinic located in the International Zone.

  • Mother's Day to be Spent with Daughter in Training

    May 9, 2008

    Sunday morning, most Soldiers going through Initial Entry Training will not have the opportunity to wish their mom a happy MotherAca,!a,,cs Day in person, but one daughter and mother here are training in the same company.

  • Children's Book Explains Why Mom Deploys

    May 9, 2008

    A new childrenAca,!a,,cs book, written by a former Soldier and single mother, helps to explain why mom deployed and how to cope with the emotions associated with her departure.

  • Fort Dix Contractor Finds Hope Amidst Burma Cyclone Disaster

    May 9, 2008

    The world sat engrossed in horror as news of the Burma cyclone disaster started to trickle in earlier this week. The death toll seemed to rise with each passing hour and hope began to fade.

  • Military Marriage: Spouses Cope with Deployments

    May 8, 2008

    May 9 is Military Spouse Day. A lot of marriages have been tested in Iraq, said an Army chaplain who returned from a year-long deployment there in November.

  • 'Salute Military Golf' Helps Wounded Get Back in Swing

    May 8, 2008

    The Salute Military Golf Association has helped hundreds of combat-wounded service members get back into the swing of life - both physically and psychologically - by providing free instruction, golf clubs, balls and practice facilities.

  • Halo 3 Xbox Tournaments Scheduled on 21 Installations

    May 8, 2008

    Video gamers can compete for an Xbox 360 Elite in the 2008 Xbox Games Halo 3 Tournaments on 21 Army installations June 1 through July 23.

  • White House Ceremony Honors Military Spouses

    May 7, 2008

    President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates paid tribute Tuesday to about 1,100 military spouses who gathered for a Military Spouse Day celebration at the White House, where Bush promised to continue pushing for more benefits for military families.

  • Army Wives' Cast Works to Create Realistic Military Parallel

    May 6, 2008

    Drama can occasionally creep into the lives of military families, but since last season, itAca,!a,,cs been a sure thing for the military families portrayed on Lifetime NetworkAca,!a,,cs top-rated show.

  • Army Encourages Safe Motorcycle Techniques

    May 5, 2008

    The National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event, hosted by the Department of the Army at the Pentagon May 2-3, provided safe-riding demonstrations, ridership skill competitions, and a motorcycle rally.

  • Ladies of Arlington Never Miss Final Salute

    May 5, 2008

    During a recent Army funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, a woman escorted by a member of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), stood silently near the gravesite.

  • Hold'em fans cash in for AER

    May 2, 2008

    A field of 162 Texas Hold'em fans showed up at Fort Rucker's Aviators' Landing April 26 to play in the 11-hour Army Emergency Relief benefit tournament that netted the charity $6,300.

  • Ansbach Looks to Break Record

    May 2, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community is aiming for a record with the symbol that has become synominious with U.S. military families: the yellow ribbon.

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