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  • 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.

  • Team River Runner

    Oct 24, 2008

    The River Runner group helps veterans heal. The River Runner group helps veterans heal.

  • Landstuhl opens USO Warrior Center

    Oct 24, 2008

    Within moments of cutting the ceremonial ribbon Oct. 21 for the newly opened USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Sgt. Sheena Whitney was transported to her family and pet dog back in Millers Port, Ohio.

  • Spouses join Soldiers for predeployment briefing

    Oct 23, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 600 Soldiers and family members became better prepared for their upcoming deployment at a deployment briefing and exposition, Oct. 17, at the Nehelani.

  • Couple joins Army together

    Oct 23, 2008

    Nineteen-year-olds Jodi Boatman and Shaun A. Blagg, both seniors in the fall of 2006 at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, Calif., never knew the Army could provide them opportunities which real life wasnAca,!a,,ct necessarily affording them Aca,!" both in their careers and their marriage.

  • Anniversary honors achievements of women warriors

    Oct 23, 2008

    Beginning this week and through mid-November, the Army will honor the achievements of its women warriors as part of a three-week Aca,!A"Celebration of Women in the Army.Aca,!A? The commemoration coincides with the anniversary of the full integration of women into the Army 30 years ago with the disestablishment of the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps by former President Jimmy Carter Oct. 20.

  • Amputee shares story, encourages community

    Oct 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Four years after a rocket propelled grenade Aca,!A"vaporizedAca,!A? her legs and left her right arm hanging by a thread of skin, Illinois National Guard Maj. Tammy Duckworth walked to the front of the Casablanca Room to share her story Oct. 16.

  • Aca,!EoeSoldier ShowAca,!a,,c schedules finale performances

    Oct 22, 2008

    A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the U.S. Army Soldier ShowAca,!a,,cs annual performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26.

  • WWII Medal of Honor hero dies

    Oct 21, 2008

    Retired Col. Robert B. Nett, 86, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and honorary colonel of the Officer Candidate School battalion at Fort Benning, died at his home Oct. 19 after a brief illness.

  • U.S. team claims Gold in Culinary Olympics

    Oct 21, 2008

    The World Culinary Olympics steamed up Oct. 20 as the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team participated in the Hot Food Competition, serving up the Gold for the U.S. military.

  • Congressional funeral support underscores new Army posture

    Oct 21, 2008

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

  • Former WAC remembers

    Oct 20, 2008

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

  • Sergeant wins Military Review writing contest

    Oct 17, 2008

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

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

    Oct 17, 2008

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

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

    Oct 17, 2008

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

  • Army senior fellow takes Homeland Security position

    Oct 16, 2008

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

  • Experts watching mental health of Army children

    Oct 16, 2008

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

  • Soldier-Olympians share tales with Army leaders

    Oct 16, 2008

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

  • Army Combatives Championship draws record field

    Oct 16, 2008

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

  • President recognizes MP for Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 15, 2008

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

  • Soldiers greet 600 WWII veterans at memorial

    Oct 10, 2008

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

  • Soldier Olympians visit President Bush at White House

    Oct 10, 2008

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

  • Charleston showcases commitment to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 10, 2008

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

  • Family forum

    Oct 9, 2008

    Mrs. Casey speaks about families.

  • Soldier of the Year Competition Winners

    Oct 7, 2008

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

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

    Oct 7, 2008

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

  • Chief, top spouse talk families at AUSA

    Oct 7, 2008

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

  • Army leaders at NYC ceremony anticipate meeting recruiting goal

    Oct 1, 2008

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

  • Patients make furry friends at Walter Reed

    Oct 1, 2008

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

  • Army veterinarian plays key role in Iraq

    Oct 1, 2008

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

  • Becton recalls first years of Army integration at book signing

    Sep 30, 2008

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

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

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

  • Soldiers learn lessons in transition at H-3 conference

    Sep 29, 2008

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

  • Cyber-Recruiting: Instant expert

    Sep 29, 2008

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

  • Green communities

    Sep 26, 2008

    The Army builds green communities for Soldiers and their families.

  • Veterans feel nation's appreciation on honor flight

    Sep 25, 2008

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

  • 'Honor Flight' makes WWII vet dreams come true

    Sep 25, 2008

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

  • SecArmy hosts retirement for Armed Services Committee chairmen

    Sep 25, 2008

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

  • Bags

    Sep 25, 2008

    A Commissary has gone green in Germany.

  • 'Time of Remembrance' honors families of fallen

    Sep 25, 2008

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

  • Pilots fly Lakota to Sioux powwow

    Sep 23, 2008

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

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

    Sep 19, 2008

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

  • Former pro athletes share insights with Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2008

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

  • Latina Style Magazine, DOD recognize Signal Battalion NCO

    Sep 19, 2008

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

  • Schumacher #1

    Sep 19, 2008

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

  • Army employee nominated for martial arts hall of fame

    Sep 18, 2008

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

  • Marshall Center librarian wins national honors

    Sep 18, 2008

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

  • Civilian volunteers for Iraq duty

    Sep 18, 2008

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

  • Hurricane relief

    Sep 17, 2008

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

  • Warrior quest

    Sep 17, 2008

    Paintball helps build tactical skills.

  • Sky Soldier awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    Sep 17, 2008

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

  • 'The Sarge' sets Top Fuel career win record

    Sep 16, 2008

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

  • 9-11 anniversary

    Sep 16, 2008

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

  • Gen. Petraeus ceremony

    Sep 15, 2008

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