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  • 'Journal for Jordan' passes on NCO's legacy to son

    Feb 23, 2009

    Dana Canedy was determined when she went off to the University of Kentucky to put the life of an Army brat behind her. She never intended to fall in love with a Soldier, let alone write a best-selling book sharing with the public messages to their son.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • Army Spouse wins Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown

    Feb 10, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER Aca,!" Out of 10,000 entries, Lisa Roman, wife of Capt. Joe Roman, strategic plans officer, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was chosen as the winner of the ultimate dessert recipe during the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Sunday, February 8th.

  • America's Army game sets five Guinness World Records

    Feb 10, 2009

    The America's Army PC game, which lets players explore Soldiering, has been recognized with five records in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest replaces 'battlefield rush' with high-intensity outdoor activities

    Feb 10, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - If the initial feedback is any indication, Installation Management Command-Europe's high-adventure recreation program is becoming a huge success - even a lifesaver for some of its participants.

  • Vietnam vet, former Steeler shares lessons with Guard

    Jan 28, 2009

    A Vietnam War veteran, who overcame great odds to become a successful National Football League player, shared his message of strength, attitude and optimism during the North Dakota National Guard's 2009 Safety Conference Jan. 24.

  • Depot employee claims award with determination, hard work

    Jan 28, 2009

    A tenant employee earned a Defense Logistics Agency-level award for her role in processing over 45,000 lines of unserviceable and battle-damaged combat equipment valued at $4.6 million.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest provides recreation outlets for combat-tested Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" The first of approximately 8,000 Soldiers began cycling through Installation Management Command-Europe's high-adventure, adrenaline-pumping Warrior Adventure Quest recreation program earlier this month.

  • Stryker Brigade, Military Police Soldiers return from Iraq

    Jan 28, 2009

    More than 180 Soldiers from two Hawaii-based units, the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 25th Infantry Division, and the 728th Military Police Battalion, returned from 15-month deployments to Iraq early Tuesday morning to a joyous reception at the Wheeler Army Airfield Multiple Deployment Facility, Hawaii.

  • Civilian leaders learn teamwork, Army style

    Jan 27, 2009

    More than 50 members of the Leadership Columbia program visited Fort Jackson Jan. 13 to learn about how the Army trains Soldiers and develops leaders. Leadership Columbia is a program sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce that aims to enhance young leadersAca,!a,,c understanding of the community. The visitors participated in a classroom training session before hearing from Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commander of the U.S. Army Accessions Command, about the recruiting challenges facing todayAca,!a,,cs Army.

  • Canine battle buddies take bite out of crime

    Jan 27, 2009

    Sit, stay and fetch are often the first commands a dog learns; for the Fort Jackson military working dogs and the specialized search dogs these commands are Aca,!A"puppiesAca,!a,,c play.Aca,!A? For Guera, Gurda, Gury and Blecky, four of the eight working dogs at Fort Jackson, sniffing out explosives and narcotics is just another day at the office.

  • NCO gets 15 minutes of fame as stand-in for president

    Jan 23, 2009

    Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks has more in common with President Barack Obama than height and that led to him being selected as a stand-in for the then-president-elect during a Jan. 11 rehearsal of the inaugural swearing-in ceremony.

  • Koreans set to celebrate Lunar New Year

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" After the celebration of the New Year on Jan. 1, East Asian cultures prepare for a different kind of New Year celebration with families Jan. 24-27.

  • Fort Lewis Wounded Warriors learn that 'believing is seeing'

    Jan 16, 2009

    When Robert Ott spoke before a group of Wounded Warriors for the first time recently at Fort Lewis, he addressed them as a man who once had an experience similar to theirs. On Oct. 6, 1990, a confrontation in his native New Jersey ended with Ott suffering a gunshot wound to the head. The near-fatal injury left the then 21-year-old completely blind.

  • Army Reserve unit conducts 'Yellow Ribbon' workshop

    Jan 16, 2009

    More than 170 Army Reserve Soldiers of the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion and their families were treated to a weekend of fun and information at an indoor water park and resort Jan. 10-11 as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon.

  • 'Daddy Boot Camp' prepares Soldiers for fatherhood

    Jan 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Being a Soldier is tough, but perhaps being a father is tougher. Soldiers prepare themselves for a life of service to their country through extensive training and preparation; however, according to many Soldiers, nothing prepares them for fatherhood.

  • Army's new NASCAR driver gets 'greening'

    Jan 16, 2009

    U.S. Army NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and crew members participated in a "greening" process Jan. 12 at Fort Bragg, N.C., home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command.

  • Military bobsledders dominate 4-man event at National Championships

    Jan 15, 2009

    Army drivers swept the top three spots and an Air Force WCAP pilot finished fifth in the four-man bobsledding competition at Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • He's been recruiting for 58 years and counting

    Jan 15, 2009

    When the Aca,!A"Old SoldierAca,!A? walks into the room wearing his starched dress blues and spit-shined regulation shoes, the natural reaction is to stop and stare. Those who have never met him can tell immediately he is Aca,!A"somebody.Aca,!A? And though his demeanor makes one want to sit up a bit straighter, his perpetually bright smile can put anyone at ease. This spirited Soldier is retired Sgt. Maj. Ray Moran Aca,!"Aca,!" affectionately called the Old Soldier Aca,!"Aca,!" who was honored last month as the first of two inductees into the new Recruiting and Retention School Hall of Fame. Retired Sgt. Maj. Faith E. Childers was also inducted.

  • Crew chief assists in crash rescue

    Jan 13, 2009

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Ryan Frushour does not consider himself a hero. He did what he says anyone would have done.

  • Soldiers bolster U.S. bobsled team for world championships

    Jan 7, 2009

    Several Soldiers have bolstered the United States Bobsled Team for the 2009 World Championships, scheduled for Feb. 20 through March 1 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Pfc. John Napier, a bobsledder in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, teamed with Cory Butner of Yucaipa, Calif., to win the two-man title in the 2009 U.S. Bobsled National Championships Jan. 3-4 at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid.

  • Medics teach life-saving techniques

    Jan 5, 2009

    Working with the Afghan National Army soldiers 16 hours a week, the medics with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are providing instruction on a multitude of crucial life-saving techniques. Spanning through first aid and beyond, the training seems difficult, but the AfghansAca,!a,,c enthusiasm helps the medics guide their students through its challenges.

  • Soldier rejoins after 38-year service break

    Jan 5, 2009

    Young men and women frequently follow the footsteps of their parents and grandparents by joining the military. Army Maj. (Dr.) Robert Sexton reversed that role when he followed his two sons into the military after a 38-year-break from his previous service.

  • East defeats West during All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2009

    In what has become the U.S. Army's premier showcase of both the nation's best talent of high school football athletes and it's most courageous and decorated Soldier-Heroes, the All-American all-star high school football game made its ninth appearance on Saturday.

  • Soldiers, athlete son, to unite at All American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2009

    This summer, Master Sgt. Fotini Nixon will pack her son up for his first year at college -- a momentous occasion for any parent.

  • Tribute: Army surgeon killed in Mosul Christmas day

    Dec 30, 2008

    Maj. John Pryor, a trauma surgeon, was killed in Mosul on Christmas day.

  • Do New Year's resolutions measure up'

    Dec 30, 2008

    Drop the fork and step away from the pie! New YearAca,!a,,cs resolutions need not be restrictive, but can reflect professional and personal goals.

  • Army couple graduates together

    Dec 29, 2008

    More than 90 Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army civilians and retirees participated as graduates in the 42nd semiannual commencement/graduation event on post. Graduates wore color-coded caps and gowns representing their specific institutions. Representatives from Central Michigan University, University of Mary, Upper Iowa University, Southwestern College, Central Texas College, Barton County Community College and Service Members Opportunity Colleges were on hand to present each graduate with their degree.

  • Armistice author turns 101

    Dec 29, 2008

    One of the authors of the armistice ending hostilities in the Korean War, who later served as an Army war-crimes lawyer teaching at the Naval War College, celebrated his 101st birthday Dec.19.

  • Mom, daughter enlist in Army Reserve

    Dec 29, 2008

    Mother and daughter enlisted in the same military occupational specialty and are both assigned to the 351st Civil Affairs Command in Mountain View, Calif.

  • Arsenal's 'Secret Santas' donate to needy

    Dec 29, 2008

    The Watervliet Arsenal is well known for the manufacturing of military hardware for cannons, mortars, and artillery systems. But behind the 1800s-era facades that hide hundreds of machines that pound cold steel into weapon systems everyday are warm hearts. Despite recent headlines of a slowing economy, which has negatively affected donations to charitable organizations nationwide in 2008, the Arsenal and its union, National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2109, collected nearly 500 toys and a cash donation of $500 this holiday season for The Salvation Army in Troy, N.Y.

  • Soldier competes in popular game show

    Dec 24, 2008

    A Soldier in the Army National Guard competed in the Deal or No Deal game show on Christmas day, winning $227,000.

  • Arkansas welcomes 3,200 Soldiers home for holidays

    Dec 23, 2008

    A large and happy contingent of 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team families are celebrating the return of more than 3,200 Soldiers from a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Amputee gets commission through Army ROTC

    Dec 22, 2008

    Amputee, Richard Ingram was recently commissioned a second lieutenant through the U.S. Army ROTC program at North Georgia College and State University

  • Larmore fills Army Band Christmas spotlight

    Dec 19, 2008

    The U.S. Army Band brought its year to a close over the weekend with holiday revels and Christmas carols, a guest diva and orchestral paeans to peace.

  • Film crew uses 3rd HBCT Soldiers for recruiting

    Dec 19, 2008

    A film crew from Ignited LLC, an advertising agency in El Segundo, Calif., came to Kelley Hill Dec. 12-14 to capture Soldiers at work for a new series of recruitment videos. The videos will be used to put together interactive videos for recruiters to show potential recruits various military occupation specialties (MOSs) and what each job entails.

  • 'Trees for Troops' brighten family faces

    Dec 18, 2008

    Free Christmas trees lighted the faces of Army families at 18 Army installations this month thanks to the SPIRIT Foundation's Aca,!A"Trees for TroopsAca,!A? program.

  • Freedom Team Salute offers holiday recognition

    Dec 17, 2008

    This holiday season, a Freedom Team Salute Commendation could be a special way for Soldiers to thank those who support them as they defend the country.

  • Army launches first Executive Mentorship Program

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Army paired up 38 senior executives Dec. 15 to begin the first formal mentoring initiative of its kind.

  • 'Wounded Warriors' hit slopes in Breckenridge

    Dec 17, 2008

    'Wounded Warriors' Hit The Slopes In Breckenridge

  • Suggestion saves money, increases production

    Dec 17, 2008

    Everyone knows that necessity is the mother of invention. The necessity of readying radios for the warfighter sparked a suggestion that increases production and will save the taxpayer more than $235,000 per year.

  • All-Army outfielder to play in 'Border Battle' with Canada

    Dec 16, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Dexter Avery has been selected to play for Team USA in the 2009 Border Battle, a slow-pitch softball game between the United States and Canada.

  • SUDS program helps wounded warriors with dive certification

    Dec 16, 2008

    For two years the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba program has taught more than 100 injured veterans how to dive. The program is designed to assist returning veterans injured in Afghanistan and Iraq with their rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Thousands lay wreaths across America

    Dec 15, 2008

    Thousands showed up on a crisp Saturday morning, some from as far away as Maine, to lay wreaths at the headstones of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Reserve Soldier saves choking boy

    Dec 15, 2008

    Army Reserve Pfc. Dustin Hayes of the 332nd Medical Brigade was awarded the Army Commendation Medal Nov. 16 for saving the life of 6-year-old Jayden Stine.

  • Chicago Bulls, USO team up to host military families

    Dec 11, 2008

    Dozens of excited children of deployed parents lined the hallways of the Chicago Bulls Academy when Benny, the Bulls mascot, led them into a holiday party.

  • General receives Liberty Bowl's highest honor

    Dec 11, 2008

    A college bowl game's highest honor was presented this week to an Army general who has been recognized for exemplary service to the nation.

  • Deployed Soldier shares holiday heirloom in Afghanistan

    Dec 11, 2008

    The small, artificial Christmas tree on Col. Roger NellAca,!a,,cs desk is the same one his father displayed on his desk in 1967. Since then, the tree has served alongside father or son on three wartime missions and six Christmas deployments.

  • Female scientists' research shines at Army Science Conference

    Dec 10, 2008

    At last weekAca,!a,,cs 26th Army Science Conference, attended by leading defense researchers from across the globe, some were surprised to learn that female scientists are stepping into the spotlight more than ever for their discoveries.

  • High School students meet senior Army leaders

    Dec 9, 2008

    In a departure from hosting business and community leaders as part of an ongoing executive partnerships office program, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren briefed 27 juniors and seniors from George Mason High School in Falls Church, Va., Dec. 4, on the many roles and responsibilities of the Army.

  • Mother of 13 brings new meaning to 'Army strong'

    Dec 9, 2008

    Under normal circumstances, a Soldier graduating from Advanced Individual Training doesnAca,!a,,ct attract the attention of many people besides friends and family.

  • West Point professor cheers for Navy

    Dec 5, 2008

    Army Lt. Col. Donald Outing, a mathematics professor at West Point, played football for the U.S. Naval Academy from 1979 to 1982.

  • Soldiers fix up homeless shelter for holidays

    Dec 5, 2008

    In the spirit of the holiday season, Fort Riley volunteered Nov. 24 to help the less fortunate by renovating and cleaning up the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter, also known as the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, in Manhattan, Kan.

  • Veterinarian serves as agriculture expert in Iraq

    Dec 4, 2008

    Most people think of veterinarians as animal doctors, and indeed they are. But the work of a deployed Army veterinarian at Camp Victory, Iraq, shows the specialty involves much more than that. Maj. Freddie Zink, reservists in the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion, works regularly with Iraqi veterinarians and farmers, whether itAca,!a,,cs helping with vaccinations of farm animals or advising on projects from poultry farms to beehives.

  • eCybermission students attend Army Science Conference

    Dec 4, 2008

    About 120 participants in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs eCybermission competition took part in the 26th Army Science Conference Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

  • Twin brothers on opposite sides at Army-Navy game

    Dec 4, 2008

    Since the Friedewald brothers entered opposing service academies, Pete and Nick have been able to meet up at Army-Navy sports, such as this weekendAca,!a,,cs football game in Philadelphia.

  • Exchange Midshipmen face cadet pranks at West Point

    Dec 3, 2008

    U.S. Military Academy cadets sometimes pull a few pranks on their midshipmen neighbors during Army-Navy week: uniforms can turn up missing or furniture might migrate to the Plain.

  • 'CG Challenge' battles obesity in 18 school districts

    Dec 3, 2008

    The commanding general of Fort Sill teamed up with a doctor to reintroduce fitness back into the daily lives of Oklahoma students and families with the CG's Challenge - Western Miles program.

  • Gold Star father visits White House

    Dec 2, 2008

    The father of an Airborne Soldier killed in Iraq marked his son's 34th birthday by visiting President George W. Bush at the White House.

  • NCO gets Soldier's Medal for rescue of Filipino students

    Dec 2, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Ruben D. Gonzalez was awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Nov. 27, for risking his life to save three Filipino college students from drowning last year.

  • IPs, MPs do combined patrol on Tigris

    Dec 1, 2008

    Members of the Iraqi Police and the U.S. Army military police patrolled the Tigris River in al Kut together as part of a combined effort there, Nov. 24.

  • Iraqi Soldiers train to defend their nation

    Dec 1, 2008

    Soldiers of the Iraqi Army, with the assistance of the U.S. Army, trin to defend and ensure the security of their country.

  • Troopers' spouses 'earn their spurs'

    Dec 1, 2008

    Forty-two spouses of Soldiers Aca,!A"earned their spursAca,!A? during an all-day, multi-task tradition at Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks when they participated in the 2nd Squadron, 6th CavalryAca,!a,,cs Spouse Spur Ride here Nov. 15.

  • Distinguished Service Cross recipient chooses third Iraq deployment

    Nov 28, 2008

    He served in Iraq twice before. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for his actions as a squad leader here. He didn't have to come back.

  • Wounded Warriors receive Purple Hearts

    Nov 26, 2008

    Wounded Warriors received Purple Heart at Winn Army Community Hospital.

  • Warrior Care: Penn State, Army create 'inclusive' recreation training

    Nov 25, 2008

    Aca,!A"Inclusive Recreation for Wounded Warriors,Aca,!A? a first-of-its-kind training program for military recreation managers, will begin in January at Penn StateAca,!a,,cs main campus at University Park, Pa.

  • Grief expert offers advice on dealing with traumatic loss

    Nov 25, 2008

    An internationally recognized expert on traumatic grief and crisis response suggested that the word Aca,!A"closureAca,!A? be taken out of the vocabulary when dealing with traumatic loss.

  • CD reminds Soldiers to 'Stay Strong'

    Nov 21, 2008

    Artists help Soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury by raising funds to build oceanfront PTSD treatment facility in Hawaii.

  • Extreme Makeover gives house keys to Army Family

    Nov 21, 2008

    Extreme Makeover, Home Edition picked Chapman, Kansas as the location of its next session to help a military family stationed at nearby Fort Riley, Kan. The Soldier and his family suffered through many personal tragedies. The Soldier returned from Iraq with a severe physical disability, his wife suffered through a bout with cancer and their home was destroyed by a tornado after he returned.

  • All-Army golfer competes in Children's Miracle Network Classic

    Nov 21, 2008

    All-Army golfer Capt. Sunny Ko Mitchell helped two professional golfers support a worthy cause during the ChildrenAca,!a,,cs Miracle Network Classic at the Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort.

  • WWII vet receives Bronze Star 63 years later

    Nov 20, 2008

    Although the honor was bestowed more than six decades later, for one World War II veteran his service has not been forgotten. Former Pfc. Douglas W. Kearney, 85, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal Nov. 12.

  • Wounded Warrior Diaries: Canine handler battles injuries to return to duty

    Nov 20, 2008

    Despite losing a leg in combat, Sgt. Chris Alvin Burrell is focusing on his rehabilitation to one day return to what he calls his Aca,!A"normal day of work.Aca,!A?

  • Iron Chef gets creative with MREs

    Nov 18, 2008

    Can a celebrity chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author and winner of the Food NetworkAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Iron Chef,Aca,!A? create five-star, restaurant-quality dishes out of two Meals Ready to Eat'

  • Army spouse, veteran wins Rising Star

    Nov 17, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army spouse and veteran Joyce Dodson won the 2008 Operation Rising Star military singing contest Friday and will now have the chance to go to Los Angeles to record a demo CD.

  • Extreme Makeover surprises Fort Riley Family

    Nov 14, 2008

    Extreme Makeover, Home Edition picked a Fort Riley, Kan. family, the Tutwilers, to have their home rebuilt. Spc. Tutwiler was severely injured while in Iraq, his spouse had cancer and their home in located in Chapman, Kan. was hit by a tornado after he returned from Iraq.

  • Warrior, Family Support Center gets upgrade in San Antonio

    Nov 14, 2008

    A new $4 million, 12,000-square-foot Warrior and Family Support Center is slated to open Dec. 1, boasting its own dining room plus a great room, a classroom, a video game room and, overall, just a lot more room.

  • Army Experience Center opens its doors to educators

    Nov 13, 2008

    The Army Experience Center hosted its first EducatorAca,!a,,cs Symposium Oct. 29, providing Philadelphia-area principals, superintendents, school counselors and teachers the opportunity to learn about the many ways in which the U.S. Army is committed to education.

  • Walter Reed inspires hospital administrator to rejoin Army

    Nov 13, 2008

    A former Soldier and hospital administrator from Texas watched the unfolding news reports about Soldiers and Walter Reed Army Medical Center here last year with excitement and optimism.

  • Former WACs remember women's Army

    Nov 12, 2008

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur called them Aca,!Eoemy best Soldiers,Aca,!a,,c during World War II, saying that the women serving in the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps worked harder, complained less and were better disciplined then many of his male Soldiers.

  • Women serve today on battlefield

    Nov 10, 2008

    Aca,!A"The WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps forged for me the ability to be a pilot in a war zone,Aca,!A? said Capt. Erin Braswell, an aero medical pilot for Multi-National Division-Baghdad.

  • How women helped win the Great War

    Nov 10, 2008

    This year not only marks the 90th anniversary of the armistice that silenced the guns of World War I, it is also the 30th anniversary of the dissolution of the Women's Army Corps and integration of female Soldiers into the regular Army.

  • 'Phantom Thunder' promotes motorcycle safety, honors veterans

    Nov 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 10, 2008 Aca,!" The roar of nearly 1,200 motorcycle engines split the morning air at Hood Stadium here Nov. 7 as soldiers and civilians in the Aca,!A"Phantom ThunderAca,!A? motorcycle safety event started their ride to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

  • Healing Together: Soldier inspires others, refuses to give up on goals

    Nov 7, 2008

    When you ask Staff Sgt. Brian Schar how he lost his legs, he deadpans, Aca,!A"shark attack.Aca,!A? His Able Troop squad leader, Staff Sgt. Christopher Howell, nods solemnly in agreement but starts to crack into laughter as Schar tries to detail the attack, giving the joke away.

  • Soldier wounded on patrol in Iraq defies death three times

    Nov 7, 2008

    The detonation of a large roadside bomb near Baghdad on May 3, 2005, caused enough damage to Army Sgt. Robert Bartlett's body to cost him his life -- and it did, at least temporarily.

  • Fort Lewis WTU important step on road to recovery

    Nov 6, 2008

    The experiences of two Wounded Warriors demonstrate the importance of the Warrior Transition Unit at Madigan Army Medical Center in returning these Soldiers to health, and reintegrating them with families, friends and units.

  • Standing up for Army Values despite war injury

    Nov 5, 2008

    At 5 feet 9 inches tall, Jeffrey Adams stands up every day for the Army values although he now makes his stand on only one good leg.

  • Guard officer returns to Soldier Show

    Nov 5, 2008

    For many Soldiers, performing in the U.S. Army Soldier Show is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For Maj. Elaine Gullotta, the Soldier Show has been a chance to be a part of many once-in-a-lifetime and first-ever moments.

  • Vote online for the top military singing talent in Operation Rising Star

    Nov 4, 2008

    Twelve Operation Rising Star semifinalists will take the stage Nov. 12-14 to compete for bragging rights as the militaryAca,!a,,cs best singing talent. The public is invited to participate in the final rounds of competition taking place at the Wallace Theater on Fort Belvoir, Va., by joining the live audience at the theater or voting online.

  • Ground-breaking senior NCO shares her experiences

    Nov 3, 2008

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Pritchett entered the service on July 2, 1973, it was into the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps and she recently shared her memories of what it was like to transition from an all-female force into an integrated Army.

  • Bragg volunteer to receive VIP award

    Nov 3, 2008

    The National Military Family Association recently announced recipients of the Very Important Patriot award, honoring a Fort Bragg widow who started a wounded Soldier outreach committee in response to her husbandAca,!a,,cs death.

  • Veterans' lives changed by grassroots program

    Nov 3, 2008

    Nobody gives out a life. Ian Newland was certain of that, so when Mike Conklin sat down with him at a Denver restaurant to talk about a Aca,!A"life scholarship,Aca,!A? that would help him take care of his wife and two children, Newland was skeptical.

  • Civilians deploy

    Oct 30, 2008

    700 U.S. Army Corps Engineers civilians are deployed, and behind every one is a story, a family, and a sacrifice.

  • Thirty years later: witnessing monumental change in Army diversity

    Oct 29, 2008

    Few women who served in the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps are still in uniform today. Only those who have served at least 30 years have the distinction as former WAC Soldiers and can remember a time when they served under Pallas Athene collar insignia.

  • Two U.S. officers receive British honors

    Oct 29, 2008

    The award Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was bestowed on two Army lieutenant colonels during a ceremony at the British Embassy, Oct. 28.

  • Working dogs, handlers share special bond

    Oct 29, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" A military working dog team here is waiting to find out whether a canine warrior will be awarded the Combat Action Badge. Staff Sgt. Cully Parr, a dog handler with the 554th Military Police Company Military Working Dog Section, was deployed to Afghanistan with Rex, an 11-year-old Belgium Malinois shepherd, when they were attacked by insurgents.

  • Army Wives

    Oct 28, 2008

    On the set of Army Wives.

  • West Point's first mother-daughter grads reflect on service

    Oct 27, 2008

    Class of 1981 West Point graduate Meg Kulungowski was a member of one of the first classes of graduating women from the academy. Now, she and her daughter share the distinction of being the first mother-daughter team of West Point graduates.

  • Army's first woman Stryker driver lives for challenge

    Oct 27, 2008

    A string of chances before deploying from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, enabled a Soldier now in Baghdad to become the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first woman Stryker Armored Vehicle driver, an experience she says changed the course of her Army career.

  • Bridging the Gap: Redeployment isn't always smooth for Army Families

    Oct 27, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" All Eva Creel wanted for 12 months was for her husband to come home from Afghanistan to be by her side

  • Women's Museum exhibit features GWOT Silver Star recipients

    Oct 27, 2008

    The U.S. Army WomenAca,!a,,cs Museum showcases the most recent chapter of how women have contributed to the military with its Global War on Terrorism exhibit. The exhibitAca,!a,,cs centerpiece is a life-size diorama of the actions of Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester and the other members of her squad during a March 20, 2005, ambush by insurgents near Baghdad.