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  • 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.

  • Raven Launches New Battlefield Perspective

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne got a hands on perspective on the Raven, an unmanned aerial vehicle, during a 10-day Raven training course from April 22 to May 2 at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team headquarters.

  • Women's Team Makes Historical Jump On Lake

    May 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army parachute team, the Golden Knights, made history April 18 during opening ceremonies of the third annual Warriors on the Water bass tournament.

  • Police Transition Teams Help Develop IP Communication Systems

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers visited the Baghdad Patrol Headquarters Communications Center April 30 to assess and develop communication systems as a part of a program to determine the requirements needed for a legitimate Iraqi police force.

  • MND-B Troops Seek to Help Clinics in Baghdad

    Apr 30, 2008

    Multi National Division-Baghdad Soldiers visited health clinics in western Baghdad on April 2, after receiving reports that many were lacking medical equipment and power to adequately provide care for their local populace.

  • Success is Not Just Big-Fish Tale

    Apr 30, 2008

    Members of the Baghdad-7 embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team visited a fish farm south of Baghdad April 26, to assess progress in its development.

  • Sesame Street Releases New DVD for Military Children

    Apr 30, 2008

    Just like approximately 700,000 preschool-age military children in America, the loveable monsters of Sesame Street are undergoing some tough and confusing times.

  • National Guard Members Join 'Rebuilding Day' Projects

    Apr 29, 2008

    At least 60 Airmen, Soldiers and Civilians with the Air and Army National Guard brought Christmas early to a disabled Maryland resident April 26 by repairing her home on "National Rebuilding Day."

  • Peace, Prosperity, Poultry in Hawr Rajab

    Apr 29, 2008

    Two Iraqi poultry farmers received 3,000 chicks each April 27 in a bid to jump-start their industry in Hawr Rajab, a rural community south of Baghdad.

  • Sons of Iraq Help Secure Fuhail Village

    Apr 29, 2008

    As part of their commitment to keeping insurgents away, members of the Sons of Iraq built a checkpoint on a narrow stretch of road through Fuhail Mujeer Village, 25 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, April 25.

  • Coalition Forces Help Iraqi Police Hone Skills

    Apr 29, 2008

    A team of motivated and well trained Iraqi Policemen honed their skills and gained more in-depth training from a small group of Soldiers, April 23 at Forward Operating Base Iskan.

  • U.S., Iraqi Women Find Common Ground in Kirkuk

    Apr 28, 2008

    The Inaugural Northern Iraq WomenAca,!a,,cs Conference held at Forward Operating Base Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq, brought close to 100 female Iraq and U.S. professionals together to discuss shared cultural issues, April 20.

  • Airborne Soldier Awarded Bronze Star for Valor

    Apr 28, 2008

    A Bronze Star for Valor was awarded to Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1-91 Cavalry Squadron at Fire Base Naray, Kunar province, April 24.

  • Mobile NCO Courses Keeping Soldiers with Families

    Apr 27, 2008

    Mobile training teams are taking Basic NCO courses on the road and allowing Soldiers who recently redeployed home from Iraq to attend without spending more time away from their Families.

  • Retiree Days Provide News to Veterans

    Apr 25, 2008

    Retiree appreciation days are a great way for retired Soldiers and spouses to learn more about retirement benefits.

  • Coalition Forces Provide Prosthesis to Iraqi Soldier

    Apr 25, 2008

    While on a joint mission with Coalition forces Jan. 10, 2008, an 8th Iraqi Army Division soldier was struck by an improvised explosive device as he crossed a pedestrian footbridge on the east side of Route Minnesota in the Chaka Four Region.

  • Commentary: Best Ranger Competitor Battles Back

    Apr 24, 2008

    Bert Tisserand watched the Best Ranger Competition for the first time last weekend as his son, Staff Sgt. Mitchell Tisserand, competed with Capt. Brian Braithwaite.

  • Surprise Reunion at Reserve Anniversary Validates Career

    Apr 24, 2008

    On the 100th anniversary of the Army Reserve, a re-enlistment ceremony at the Capitol turned into a surprise reunion for a Soldier and the man she credits with changing her life a decade ago.

  • 1ID 'Surge' Brigade Returns to Riley

    Apr 23, 2008

    Aca,!" About 1,200 Soldiers shook off the last remnants of sand and sun from a 14-month deployment and stepped into the waiting arms of their Family and friends at Fort Riley.

  • USA Takes Home Seven Medals from Beijing

    Apr 23, 2008

    The final day of competition at the "Good Luck Beijing" 2008 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup took place Sunday in the midst of a cold hard downpour of rain, with Pfc. Vincent C. Hancock of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit earning a spot in the finals and finishing in fourth place.

  • Medals of Valor Awarded for Sadr City Operation

    Apr 21, 2008

    Multiple improvised-explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades and a hail of gunfire greeted Silver LionsAca,!a,,c Soldiers as they conducted route clearance in the southern portion of the Sadr City district of Baghdad April 11.

  • Fort Hood a LEEDer in Environmental Stewardship

    Apr 21, 2008

    As the Army transitions to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for military construction, Fort Hood plans to be the first Army installation to build and certify a LEED Silver-level building under the statutory limit of $750,000 following the release of the Army requirements. Secretary of the Army Environmental Award winner.

  • 16 Student Teams Win in eCYBERMISSION Regional Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Sixteen student teams from throughout the United States are first place regional winners in the 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Soldiers Distribute School Supplies in Kalsu

    Apr 18, 2008

    Soldiers delivered backpacks filled with school supplies, soccer balls and notebooks April 14 to the al-Raqhaa School for primary and secondary students, and the Abu Shear School for primary students.

  • Iraq's Army Emerges From Shadow of Former Self

    Apr 18, 2008

    Iraqi soldiers armed with food, school supplies and a promise to support and protect the people of Sewsenan visit the village April 16.

  • Benning Signs First Covenant with Local Communities

    Apr 17, 2008

    The Army formally signed its first community covenant Thursday between Fort Benning and the towns of Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala., launching a mutual commitment of support by the Army and the local communities to Soldiers and Families.

  • Army Selects 8 Officers for Olmsted Scholarships

    Apr 17, 2008

    Eight Army officers have been selected for 2009 Olmsted Scholarship to study overseas.

  • MWR Keeps Bartley 'in the Game'

    Apr 17, 2008

    As a member of the All-Armed Forces Team, Sgt. Ron Bartley is representing the United States in the 2008 Conseil International du Sport Militaire World Championship Tournament this week at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

  • Martin, U.S. Army Team Finish 5th in Phoenix

    Apr 16, 2008

    "We were really spectacular this weekend and it's a shame we finished fifth," said Mark Martin, who saw victory slip away after he was called into the pits for fuel with 10 laps remaining in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • U.S. Army Medical Command Chooses Best Warriors

    Apr 15, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian R. Wiggins and Spc. Daniel Farrier are winners of the 2008 Best Warrior competitions for U.S. Army Medical Command. Wiggins, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Fort Jackson, S.C., Veterinary Treatment Facility, and Farrier, a pharmacy technician at Stuttgart, Germany, Army Health Clinic, emerged victorious from a grueling five days of physical and mental challenges.

  • Warrior Workplace Program Helps Soldiers Face Transition

    Apr 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District is assisting the Community Based Health Care Organizations of Massachusetts in a first of its kind program that will assist many combat wounded Soldiers by providing opportunities for meaningful work assignments that complement their medical care and recovery program.

  • Islamic NCO 'Paying It Forward' in Iraq

    Apr 14, 2008

    Throughout his life, Staff Sgt. Steven Atlas has tried to live by one philosophy: Aca,!A"pay it forward.Aca,!A? The basic principle of this creed is simple: if he helps you, then in return, you should try to help someone else.

  • Army Wives Go on Air with Talk Radio

    Apr 14, 2008

    Every Monday night at 8 p.m., a group of Army wives gathers to hear news, relationship advice, parenting tips and deployment support, but this isnAca,!a,,ct your traditional readiness or support group.

  • Giving it a 'tri'

    Apr 11, 2008

    Fort Rucker sponsors the first Sgt. Audie Murphy Triathlon June 21 at Lake Tholocco.

  • FCS Land Warrior: Value Added to Army

    Apr 11, 2008

    The future of Army combat technology was demonstrated on Capitol Hill Thursday, exhibiting several systems that enable Soldiers to fight better, faster and most importantly, safer.

  • Military Long Drive Championship Field Expanded for Second Season

    Apr 10, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs about time for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs big hitters to start swinging for the 2008 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP. Coast Guard Airman Ryan Hixson won the inaugural event organized by the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command with a drive of 367 yards. He earned $10,000 and a berth in the 2008 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship in Mesquite, Nev.

  • Growing Scientists, Engineers: Army Educational Outreach Marks 3rd Year

    Apr 9, 2008

    An estimated 150,000 students across the nation are reached annually by the Army Educational Outreach Program.

  • Remembering April 9, 1942: Bataan Death March

    Apr 9, 2008

    Wounded Warriors led an all-time record of more than 4,400 marchers at the start of the 19th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Darmstadt Says Farewell to Museum

    Apr 9, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" Sixty-three years after U.S. military forces arrived in Darmstadt, the Griesheim Veteran's Memorial Museum held its final exhibit for generations of Germans and Americans associated with the Army installation.

  • Bell, Bartley Lead Army in Armed Forces Basketball

    Apr 8, 2008

    Sgt. Ron Bartley had 40 points and eight rebounds to lead the All-Army menAca,!a,,cs team to a 95-93 overtime victory over All-Air Force in the 2008 Armed Forces MenAca,!a,,cs Basketball Championships.

  • Martin Drives to Eighth-Place Finish in Texas

    Apr 7, 2008

    Mark Martin picked up two spots on the final lap of SundayAca,!a,,cs Samsung 500 to post his best finish of the 2008 season, an eighth-place run at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • MND-B Soldier Reunited with Birth Family

    Apr 7, 2008

    A Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldier has the support of new family memebers at home during his deployment here.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • The Mustang Scout who Never Quit: Injured Cavalry Troop Has No Regrets

    Apr 4, 2008

    Just about every Soldier in the 1st Cavalry Division who comes back from Iraq gets to march across Cooper Field here on Fort Hood as part of the welcome-home ceremony.

  • Widow Receives Fallen Soldier's Bronze Star with Valor

    Apr 4, 2008

    A little more than a year after he was killed during his third tour of duty in Iraq, a former Fort Riley Soldier has been awarded a posthumous Bronze Star with Valor for his courage under fire more than two years ago.

  • National Guard Welcomes Nationals to New Stadium

    Apr 3, 2008

    Baseball, hot dogs and the National Guard. Such was the scene for the inaugural game at the new $611-million Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., March 30.

  • Benelux WTU, SFAC Puts Soldiers, Families First

    Apr 3, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" The Benelux Warrior Transition Unit squad leader has bled for his country.

  • BOSS Factor: Soldiers Stage Own Version of TV's Dare-Reality Show

    Apr 1, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" They choked down spiced-up peppers, had their eyebrows waxed, and wolfed down something that looked like dog food mush. YongsanAca,!a,,cs version of Fear Factor came in the form of BOSS Factor March 29.

  • WTU Soldier Listed Fit for Duty

    Apr 1, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" A Soldier assigned here is one of the first in U.S. Army Europe to return to normal duty standing after recovering in a Warrior Transition Unit.

  • Kids Cope

    Mar 28, 2008

    Children in Schweinfurt tell their stories of strength and sacrifice during a time of war. Michelle Michael reports.

  • Commentary: Civilian Employer 'Does It Right' for Reserve Soldier

    Mar 28, 2008

    In 2003, my Reserve unit was called to active duty to support the training efforts at Fort Jackson, S.C. Being the first sergeant at the time, I was told to report within two hours of the notification.

  • Students Wow Army with InSITEful Inventions

    Mar 28, 2008

    The once blue and white-themed elementary gymnasium was reminiscent of a carnival, as colorful projects and posters hid the wooden floors at the annual Student Invention Through Education competition Feb. 29 in West Long Branch. The work of 50 young inventors from Betty McElmon School and Frank Antonides Middle School was displayed as students waited for judges to critique their work in the competition.

  • MWR Offers Wii Warrior Challenge

    Mar 28, 2008

    The "Wii Warrior Challenge" provides an opportunity for adult Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons to compete in a Superstars type of competition with other gaming aficionados on 25 Army installations.

  • Commentary: Drinking + Driving = Dangerously Dumb

    Mar 28, 2008

    During a recent church service, our chaplain asked us to pray for a Fort Belvoir family whose brother had come to visit. During the brother's stay, he was killed by a drunk driver.

  • NDIA Selects Army Testers of Year

    Mar 27, 2008

    The National Defense Industrial Association recognized the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top military, civilian and contract tester-evaluators for their 2007 contributions to the warfighter at a Pentagon ceremony yesterday. The recipients were selected on the basis of their scope of responsibilities, specific 2007 contributions and sustained long-term performance. A panel of executives and officers from the Army Test and Evaluation Command and the Army Test and Evaluation Management Agency made the selections:

  • Homefront Spouse Fills Void with Work, Study, Volunteering

    Mar 27, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" True to her belief that Aca,!A"life doesnAca,!a,,ct happen to you, you happen to life,Aca,!A? Jordan Talbot didnAca,!a,,ct put her two lives on hold when her husband deployed to Afghanistan in April 2007.

  • Seminars arm parents, kids for successful school transitions

    Mar 26, 2008

    U.S. Forces Korea brought trainers from the Military Child Education Coalition to Korea to share information, strategies and resources with parents on school transition issues.

  • Cavalry Grants Wish to 5-year-old Patient

    Mar 26, 2008

    Through the Make-A-Wish foundation, 5-year-old Gaven Cox took a break from his battle with cancer to "Soldier up" with members of the 1st Cavalry Division for a mission March 20.

  • Partnership Brings DoD Flu Shots to Pacific Islands

    Mar 26, 2008

    An ongoing partnership between the U.S. Army, local airlines and other federal and non-governmental agencies yielded the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs entire stock of excess seasonal influenza vaccinations to benefit U.S.-affiliated islands in the Pacific March 24.

  • Soldier Fights for Options in Autism Care

    Mar 24, 2008

    Lt. Col. Scott Campbell seems to defy the laws of physics. His family life hints (if not proves outright) that true perpetual motion is a possibility.

  • Army Attorney Remembers Civil Rights Revolution

    Mar 24, 2008

    Many people use Black History Month as a time to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of the black experience as part of the national fabric.

  • 25th Annual Soldier Show to Give Taste of Baghdad

    Mar 24, 2008

    The cast and crew of the U.S. Army Soldier Show will emphasize their working motto of Aca,!A"entertainment for the Soldier, by the SoldierAca,!A? in a simulated deployed setting to celebrate the showAca,!a,,cs 25th anniversary, which will open April 11 at the Wallace Theater here.

  • Soldiers Triumph at Winter World Triathlon

    Mar 21, 2008

    Sounds of the rocketAca,!a,,cs red glare were heard as Staff Sgt. Lori Nix scrambled through the snow into the finishing chute Feb. 24 to become the first American to win a Winter Triathlon World Championship in the Black Forest of Germany.

  • Soldiers Receive Culinary Honors

    Mar 21, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Competition capped two weeks of intense competition, training and camaraderie with an awards ceremony March 14 at Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Mifflin Hall.

  • Defense Department Honors Female 'Firsts,' Role Models

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Defense Department honored Army Col. Valerie Ratliff Wednesday night for her efforts to break down barriers for future generations of women.

  • Civilian in Iraq Sees Changes Firsthand

    Mar 21, 2008

    Beanie babies, soccer balls, childrenAca,!a,,cs clothing, books, crayons and hygiene products can speak more than a thousand words of caring and concern when they are given to families who have survived the harsh realities of war. Phillip Schamp has seen the difference a gift from America can make in Iraq. He has seen the joy on a childAca,!a,,cs face as they hug a stuffed animal or kick a new ball. He has shared quiet moments of gratitude with Iraqi parents who know U.S. Soldiers and civilians are working for the same thing they want -- a future of freedom and opportunity for their children.

  • Idea To Save Army Millions

    Mar 21, 2008

    A Tobyhanna electronics technicianAca,!a,,cs idea to restore malfunctioning Dewar Detector Assemblies will save the Army more than $1 million annually.

  • Reserve Centennial Headlines April Soldiers Magazine

    Mar 21, 2008

    The April edition of Soldiers Magazine, on the presses now, recognizes a century of service by the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Army Firefighters Rescue Man from Rising Water

    Mar 21, 2008

    When Ronnie McDonald, 70, left for work at 5:05 a.m. March 19 he never thought he'd be spending the next couple of hours on top of his van watching water from Coal Creek fill it up.

  • Second SMA Interred at Arlington National Cemetery

    Mar 19, 2008

    The second Sergeant Major of the Army, George W. Dunaway, who was coined a Aca,!A"SoldierAca,!a,,cs SoldierAca,!A? by his troops was accorded full military honors as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery here today.

  • Vets 'Resolve to Win' Support for Troops

    Mar 19, 2008

    "Form it up!" Dennis McCool barked, dressed in an Army tracksuit as he positioned himself in front of a group of men and women outside American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., Sunday morning.

  • Young Leader Makes Magazine's Select List

    Mar 18, 2008

    Penny Koger-Thomas was surprised when she opened the February issue of Ebony Magazine. She was traveling from New York to Alabama in January and was in the Charlotte, N.C., airport. She subscribes to the magazine but bought it at the airport because of the famous personalities and articles mentioned on the front cover.

  • Army National Guard Urges Motorcycle Safety

    Mar 18, 2008

    Capt. Will Germann was lucky. When he fell off his motorcycle after riding too fast and skidded for 25 yards, he slid onto the sidewalk so oncoming traffic didnAca,!a,,ct hit him. He was wearing a helmet so he didnAca,!a,,ct lose the skin on his face.

  • Combat Stress and PTSD: Knowing the Difference

    Mar 18, 2008

    For thousands of Soldiers returning home this spring, homecoming and reintegrating with Family and friends will be more challenging than hugs and parades, the result of stress that begins in-theater.

  • West Point Sponsors High School Ethics Conference

    Mar 18, 2008

    Some 122 juniors from 28 northern Virginia high schools gathered last week at George Mason University to discuss ethics and leadership development under the sponsorship of the West Point class of 1979 and the West Point Society of DC.

  • West Point Leadership Conference

    Mar 18, 2008

    Senior West Point Cadet Travis Haigler speaks with high school juniors on the importance of Aca,!A"doing the right thingAca,!A? at the West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference for Northern Virginia High Schools held at George Mason University March 13.

  • Keeping Precious Cargo Safe

    Mar 17, 2008

    The Soldier of Headquarters Support Company, Task Force Dragon, Fort Bragg, N.C., provide convoy security for select servicemember and civilian passengers traveling through Baghdad.

  • Rapid Equipping Force Partners With D.C. High School

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, March 14, 2008) -- The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Rapid Equipping Force has renewed its partnership with Washington, D.C.Aca,!a,,cs, Ballou Senior High School to support a team of students as they gear up to participate in the annual FIRST Regional Robotics Competition.

  • Americans Tackle 500-year-old Belgian Tradition

    Mar 14, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" For more than 500 years, ChiAfA..vres residents have been extending the Aca,!A"Fat TuesdayAca,!A? party by playing Crossage on Ash Wednesday.

  • Army Family Covenant Saves Schweinfurt Families Thousands

    Mar 14, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" When measuring an impact of the Army Family Covenant here, one big number jumps out: $25,548.

  • Enlisted Aides Support Mission Behind Scenes

    Mar 13, 2008

    If the general looks sharp in his uniform, they'll beam with pride. If the admiral's official quarters are clean and orderly, they'll gladly take credit. And if the ambassador to Japan is floored by the hors d'oeuvres, the hospitality knockout is all theirs.

  • Culinary Arts Competition Heats Up

    Mar 13, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top chefs gathered at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, here this week to trade recipes, techniques, join the Culinary Arts Team and become better chefs.

  • Jessica Simpson Joins the Army

    Mar 12, 2008

    Singer-actress Jessica Simpson may not be a major movie star yet, but troops in Kuwait flocked to see her latest film, Aca,!A"Major Movie Star,Aca,!A? when a free screening was offered Monday at Camp Buehring.

  • Schofield Soldier Receives Medal for Act of Heroism

    Mar 12, 2008

    Driving upon the scene of a horrific accident and finding a lone victim near death is a tragic scenario no one wants to encounter. For one Schofield Soldier, that scenario became a reality July 30, 2006.

  • Army Educator Helping African Students

    Mar 11, 2008

    Deployed to Africa, in a sliver of a country between Somalia and Ethiopia, an education counselor from Camp Darby, Italy, is assisting students beyond the fence perimeter.

  • White Sands Testing New Laser Devices

    Mar 11, 2008

    A new series of laser aiming and illumination devices for Soldiers' weapons are now being tested at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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