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  • Guard's Miss America Contestant Focused on Mission as Pageant Nears

    Jan 17, 2008

    Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Jill StevenAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"personal combat zoneAca,!A? has shifted from Afghanistan to Nevada, from a minefield to a beauty contest, from combat boots to high heels.

  • Removing Dark Stains: Soldiers Help Clean up Korea's Worst Oil Spill

    Jan 17, 2008

    The once-fresh sea air was now nauseating, as if the breeze carried a pungent grease smell across the Taean coast. Stones worn smooth by the ocean tides littered the beach, each one heavy with black oil that seeped through a charcoal dust that had been laid down days earlier as the first step to stem the pollution.

  • Fallen Soldier Gives Back

    Jan 16, 2008

    CASERMA EDERLE, Vicenza, Italy Aca,!" All Soldiers, especially those who are deploying, want to take care of their families in the event something happens to them, but one Soldier took this one step further by including his fellow paratroopers in his family.

  • Water Dogs Keep Water Flowing

    Jan 15, 2008

    A four-man team of water purification specialists assigned to Company A, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion oversees the production of more than 40,000 gallons of water a day for the those living at forward operating base Fenty.

  • Calendar Offers Ways to Support Troops

    Jan 15, 2008

    Your new gym membership has yet to be used and that clutter you resolved to organize still needs tackling, but your resolution to help others this year still has hope. Thanks to America Supports YouAca,!a,,cs 12-month calendar of ways to show appreciation for the nationAca,!a,,cs troops and their Families, there is a fresh idea for keeping your resolution on track every month.

  • Israeli MOUT Facility Model for National Guard

    Jan 14, 2008

    National Guard Soldiers could one day train at a state-of-the-art urban warfare training center in Israel, or one modeled after it, according to Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum.

  • Military Clothing Designers on Cutting Edge

    Jan 14, 2008

    When you think about clothing designers, you probably think of a favorite designer or perhaps a favorite store and not the U.S. military, but the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has clothing designers who design, develop and improve military clothing and equipment.

  • World-class Boxer Trains at Fort Jackson, Learns Ropes

    Jan 14, 2008

    World-class welterweight boxer Luis Collazo got a taste of Army life during a recent trip to Columbia, S.C., much of which was spent here at Fort Jackson preparing for an upcoming bout in the ring.

  • CNBC's Suze Orman Presents Finance Course to Troops

    Jan 11, 2008

    Suze Orman delivered a high-energy crash course in personal finance Jan. 11 at Fort Dix's Timmermann Center.

  • Commentary: American Soldier Remains Nation's Ultimate Weapon

    Jan 11, 2008

    Now in its seventh year, the Global War on Terrorism is producing a new generation of American Soldier.

  • Army Closes Ray Barracks in Germany

    Jan 10, 2008

    The voice of Elvis Presley echoed through Ray Barracks one last time Monday, returning for a brief moment to his old military stomping grounds.

  • Soldiers Learn to Rappel in Djibouti

    Jan 9, 2008

    Soldiers deployed from Fort Myer, Va., gained confidence in a rappelling training session conducted by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 Det. 20, Jan. 4.

  • WTU Vans Ready to Roll in Europe

    Jan 9, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Fourteen Mercedes-Benz vans, outfitted to accommodate wheelchairs, are being distributed this month to Warrior Transition Units throughout Europe.

  • Lt. Gen. HonorAfA Leaving Legacy at First Army

    Jan 8, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Russell L. HonorAfA, commander of First Army, is retiring from the Army and will relinquish his command Jan. 11 in a ceremony at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Ga.

  • No. 8 Army Team Prepares for 2008 Season

    Jan 8, 2008

    NASCAR driver Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army Team spent Jan. 7 getting acquainted, while testing the high-banked 2.5-mile tri-oval of Daytona International Speedway.

  • Brigade Support Battalion Trains for Rainy Day

    Jan 7, 2008

    The vehicle recovery team of the 610th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division recently trained for BaghdadAca,!a,,cs upcoming rainy season at Forward Operating Base Falcon.

  • Army MWR Contest to Provide Daily Dose of Comedy

    Jan 7, 2008

    Patrons of Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs can test their comedic skills by entering a joint MWR -Picturehouse Films promotion to win one of 30 flip video cameras to be awarded, and a chance to bring world-class comedy to the installation of their choice.

  • All-American Bowl Pairs Soldiers with Best High School Football Players

    Jan 5, 2008

    Standing at the 50-yard line of the Alamodome, and in front of a national TV audience, Warrant Officer Stephanie Leonard shouted into the public address microphone the reason why she and 90 other Soldier heroes are here to share their leadership and experiences -- "I am Army strong!"

  • Decorated Veterans, Top Players Honored at Bowl Banquet

    Jan 5, 2008

    The top players in the nation were honored along with some of the most courageous Soldier-heroes during a special awards banquet in San Antonio, Texas. The dinner preceded the Army-sponsored All-American Bowl, pitting the top high school players in the nation in an East vs. West contest.

  • Soldiers, Players Mix During Texas-style Welcome

    Jan 4, 2008

    Soldier-Heroes and all-star football players meet during a barbecue in San Antonio, Texas, during activities prior to this Saturday's Army-sponsored "All-American" Bowl football contest.

  • Army Names All-American Bowl Player of Year Finalists

    Jan 4, 2008

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection committee announced during a press conference Thursday that it selected six of the nationAca,!a,,cs top high-school football players as finalists for the 2008 Army Player of the Year Award.

  • Three Silver Star Teammates Honored as 'Soldier-Heroes'

    Jan 4, 2008

    More than 90 Soldier-heroes from throughout the Army converge on San Antonio, Texas, to be honored during activities leading up to this Saturday's Army-sponsored "All-American" Bowl high school all-star football game at the Alamodome. Three of those Soldier-Heroes are fellow squad members and teammates who received the Silver Star for their actions in Afghanistan.

  • Troops Deliver Supplies to Kandahar Orphans

    Jan 3, 2008

    Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition troops delivered more than a ton of food, clothes and toys to the nearly 380 children of Shahid Ali Ahad Khan Karzi Orphanage and school in Kandahar District, Kandahar Province, Dec. 30.

  • Military Delivers Wheelchairs to Miskito Coast

    Jan 3, 2008

    A Civil Military Operations team from Joint Task Force-Bravo delivered 100 donated wheelchairs to disabled villagers here Dec. 28.

  • Sewer Project Helps East Baghdad Clean Up Streets

    Jan 3, 2008

    Thousands of families in east Baghdad will soon have their neighborhoods free of raw sewage in the streets.

  • Let the Game Begin: 'All-American' Bowl Events Kickoff

    Jan 3, 2008

    Some of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs most decorated Soldiers introduced themselves to some of the top high school football athletes in the country during an ice-breaking social when they were matched up to a friendly competition of push-ups, sit-ups, with a little karaoke thrown in.

  • Engineers Transfer 3 Completed Power Plants to Iraqis

    Jan 2, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently turned three 132kV electrical substations over to Iraqi authorities in the Basrah Province.

  • New Engineers Drilling Wells in Djibouti

    Jan 2, 2008

    For the past year, the mission of the 1132nd Engineering Detachment Well Drilling Team has been to provide potable water to the people of Djibouti, but now their mission is to train their replacements to do the same

  • Hidden Baghdad: Paratroopers Find City on Mend During Patrols

    Dec 31, 2007

    Sgt. Nicholas HardebeckAca,!a,,cs platoon was about midway through their afternoon patrol when the sound of explosions began echoing from a nearby street. Sgt. Hardebeck cocked his head to listen for a moment. Aca,!A"Fire crackers. Just people celebrating,Aca,!A? he said casually. At the beginning of their deployment, the sergeant and the other paratroopers from his unit, Company A, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, might not have reacted as calmly. But after almost a year on the ground, the paratroopers are accustomed to the sights and sounds of Baghdad. What was once alien and strange Aca,!" and liable to cause overreactions Aca,!" now seems commonplace.

  • Iraqi Army Brings Smiles to Children

    Dec 28, 2007

    Iraqi soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized) brought smiles to children at a local elementary school in northwest Baghdad by delivering donated school supplies and care packages, Dec. 17.

  • Another Bird Keeps Soldiers on Ground Safe

    Dec 28, 2007

    When people think of aircraft in Iraq, many imagine fighter jets and helicopters, but many donAca,!a,,ct know about a smaller and equally important aircraft in use today. Shadow 200 RQ-7B unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs are flown over the skies of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division area of operations to provide safety for Soldiers on the ground.

  • Toy Drive in Honduras

    Dec 27, 2007

    The Joint Task Force-Bravo Chapel organized a toy drive for children in Honduras. The toys were distributed Dec. 23. Donations for the drive came from families of servicemembers stationed at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras.

  • JTF-Bravo Deploys Medics to Costa Rica

    Dec 27, 2007

    For the first time in more than three years, United States servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo deployed to Costa Rica for a Medical Readiness Training Exercise Dec. 17. More than 600 patients were seen during the two-day exercise, with five critical enough to require air evacuation to the city of Limon, a 15-minute flight that would have taken days to hike through the mountainous terrain. The 1st Battallion-228th Aviation Regiment transported a girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy and pneumonia, which was the most critical case seen by the team.

  • Iraqi Double Amputee Walks Out of Hospital

    Dec 23, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (Army News Service, Dec. 27, 2007) -- Standing upright and walking on her own is something 20-year-old Soham Hassan Ka-Naan, a young woman from Khargulia, never thought she would be able to do again.

  • Pop Artist Sends 'Gift of Music' to Troops

    Dec 21, 2007

    In keeping with the holiday season, musician John Ondrasik sends the gift of music to Soldiers overseas and stateside.

  • Army Aid Improves 'Sight, Sound, Smile' in Bangladesh

    Dec 21, 2007

  • Soldiers to Mentor Students at All-American Bowl

    Dec 20, 2007

    More than 90 Soldier heroes will be paired with AmericaAca,!a,,cs leading high-school athletes in the week of festivities leading up the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 5.

  • Afghan Forces Deliver Tons of Aid, Toys to Villagers

    Dec 20, 2007

    Afghan National Security Forces, assisted by coalition forces, delivered tons of much-needed humanitarian assistance to hundreds of villagers in Angurdarrah and Gadaykhel and other villages throughout Nangarhar province Dec. 16-18.

  • 8th Army Soldiers help with South Korean oil clean-up efforts

    Dec 19, 2007

    Soldiers help clean up Korean Oil Spill

  • Army to Launch Wounded Warrior Sports Program

    Dec 19, 2007

    The Army will launch a Wounded Warrior Sports Program for active-duty Soldiers with life-altering injuries in January, giving them the opportunity to compete at the national level. The Army will pay for the athletesAca,!a,,c registration fees, transportation, lodging and per diem while they compete at selected events. Athletic attire also will be issued to the Soldiers, who will represent the Army during competitions.

  • Maine Wreaths Grace Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 18, 2007

    Blustery weather did not deter 2,000 volunteers from showing up early on a Saturday to lay some 10,000 wreaths on graves in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Guard Family Gets Extreme Dream Home

    Dec 18, 2007

    Spc. Michael Lucas received an extra-special homecoming during his mid-tour leave from Iraq when he and his family discovered they had been selected for a total-home renovation, courtesy of the popular reality-TV show Aca,!A"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.Aca,!A?

  • JTF-Bravo Volunteers Deliver Food to Honduran Village

    Dec 17, 2007

    United States servicemembers from Joint Task Force-Bravo took to the mountains around Soto Cano Air Base Dec. 14 to deliver food and supplies to Hondurans living off the beaten path.

  • SMA Kicks Off USO Holiday Tour in Iraq

    Dec 17, 2007

    Any Soldier who has been deployed knows that if the sergeant major of the Army and the USO are in town, then itAca,!a,,cs close to Christmas.

  • Fort Riley Thaws Out After Midwest Ice Storm

    Dec 14, 2007

    The ice storm that ripped through the Midwest Monday left more than 8,000 people and 80 percent of homes here without power.

  • Army Helping Build All-American Team

    Dec 14, 2007

    They're not just strong. They're Army strong. But they're not Soldiers they're America's top high-school football players using the same leadership, discipline and teamwork that Soldiers put into play on the battlefield. These students will battle it out Jan. 5 in this year's Army All-American Bowl, an East-West match-up in San Antonio sponsored by U.S. Army Accessions Command.

  • 'The Voice of the Army Family' is heard through AFAP process

    Dec 13, 2007

    Delegates at the Army Family Action Plan conference reviewed 70 issues from Army installations throughout the world and 10 issues from the Army Wounded Warrior Symposium Dec. 3 through 7. Each year, the delegates vote to determine the top 5 conference issues which are then briefed at the next General Officer Steering Committee. This year, seven issues will be reported as a result of a four-way tie...

  • Heidelberg Staff Retraces Historical Battle of the Bulge

    Dec 13, 2007

    BAfA"TGENBACH, Belgium Aca,!" Mass formations of German armored vehicles and infantry quietly gathered along the border with Belgium and Luxembourg, preparing for Nazi GermanyAca,!a,,cs last major offensive of World War II.

  • Wrestling 'Superstars' Spend Quality Time With Troops in Iraq

    Dec 12, 2007

    While the holidays may just be another day in a war zone, this year World Wrestling Entertainment gave a special Christmas gift to the troops by spending three days with them. Wrestling Superstars took their show on the road for the fifth straight year to spend time with Soldiers in remote areas who rarely even get time to watch their favorite wrestlers and divas on television.

  • 'Trees for Troops' Program Gets Boost From Guard

    Dec 12, 2007

    Volunteers from the New York National GuardAca,!a,,cs 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division spread holiday cheer by helping load donated Christmas trees bound for overseas troops and Army Families stationed across the United States.

  • Notre Dame Honors Medical Officer with Corby Award

    Dec 12, 2007

    Notre Dame, a university renowned for its football program, but blessed with an equally distinguished tradition of military service selected Dr. (Brig. Gen.) Philip Volpe as the recipient of one of its highest alumni awards, the Rev. William Corby C.S.C. Award for distinguished military service.

  • Human Terrain Team Helps Soldiers in Iraq Understand Cultural Landscape

    Dec 11, 2007

    On a bright afternoon, Dr. Dave Matsuda traveled with a group of U.S Soldiers to tour a food distribution depot in the Ur neighborhood. The Soldiers were worried about how to keep the depot from being infiltrated by Moqtada Al SadrAca,!a,,cs ShiAca,!a,,cite militia army, which controls that part of the Iraqi Capital. The chief of security at the depot, however, assured them the warehouse was safe, because his Aca,!A"organizationAca,!A? protected it from SadrAca,!a,,cs influence.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Hear Sons Win State Football Championship

    Dec 11, 2007

    Twelve Soldiers in Iraq were not able to see their sons win the Kentucky Class 2A state football championship Saturday as the Fort Campbell High School Falcons defeated highly-favored Newport Central Catholic 21-7.

  • Fort Irwin Soldier wins Operation Rising Star Singing Contest

    Dec 7, 2007

    Spc. Richard Sianoya, winner of the 2007 Operation Rising Star singing contest, plans to use his $2,000 prize to help move his mother from their hometown of Manila, Philippines, to live with him in Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Business Leader Speaks on Diversity

    Dec 6, 2007

    Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the board of governors of the Leader to Leader Institute and co-editor of 24 books in 28 languages on leadership, inclusion and diversity was guest speaker at the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first senior leader diversity breakfast at the Pentagon on Nov. 29.

  • Fort Campbell Falcons Soar to State Championship

    Dec 6, 2007

    Fort Campbell High School will play for a Kentucky Class 2A state football championship Saturday for the first time since 1980 after defeating Metcalfe County 24-15 in a regional semifinal game Nov. 30 in Edmonton, Ky.

  • Wounded 'Knight' Returns to Playing Field

    Dec 5, 2007

    A former West Point football player who was wounded in action joined the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top brass for the coin toss at SaturdayAca,!a,,cs Army-Navy Game in Baltimore.

  • USA Express deadline: Dec. 14

    Dec 5, 2007

    Army Entertainment Division is seeking military musicians and singers to deliver entertainment to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Djibouti and Kuwait.

  • AAFES Offers Free Music Downloads for Troops

    Dec 4, 2007

    Recognizing that music has always been integral to morale, more than a dozen of the biggest names in country, rock, pop and R&B are teaming up with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and America Supports You to deliver a special gift to troops this holiday season Aca,!" a free compilation of songs produced exclusively for Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines.

  • Soldiers Win Medals in USA Shooting Match

    Dec 4, 2007

    The 2007 USA Shooting Three Times Airgun Match came to a close Dec. 2 with Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Libby Callahan and Sgt. 1st Class Daryl L. Szarenski of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., claiming titles on the final day of competition.

  • America's Army Goes Xbox, Now PC

    Dec 4, 2007

    When the Aca,!A"AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army: True SoldiersAca,!A? game hit the streets in mid November, recruiters across the country held launch events at local stores to capitalize on the excitement of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army coming to the Xbox 360. Now the gameAca,!a,,cs creators are hoping to stir up excitement in the PC gaming world.

  • Teen Records Life Without Mom for Today Show

    Dec 4, 2007

    At first glance, Michaela Streitfield, 16, seems like a typical teenager, but those who watch the Today Show on Dec. 7 will learn sheAca,!a,,cs anything but. Her mother, Master Sgt. Lynette Streitfield, has recently returned from a year-long deployment in Iraq as an active-duty member of the National Guard. During that time, Michaela and her father, Bob Streitfield, lived in George Washington Village without their mother and wife.

  • Sergeant Hands Out His Action Figures at Army-Navy Game

    Dec 3, 2007

    As a child, Sgt. Tommy Rieman loved GI Joe action figures so much that he dreamed of being a Aca,!A"real American hero.Aca,!A? Little did he realize that one day his dream would come true.

  • FRG Coordinator Has Five Family Members Deployed

    Nov 30, 2007

    This West Virginia National Guard family readiness assistant ought to know a thing or two about her job: five members of Cathy HammackAca,!a,,cs family are serving in Iraq.

  • Guard Film Tells Soldiers' Stories

    Nov 30, 2007

    Like many Soldiers deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, Soldiers from the Oregon National GuardAca,!a,,cs 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry brought their personal cameras to Iraq during their deployment in 2004. They snapped photos of each other firing weapons, shot video of explosives they detonated and logged plenty of footage of their own commentaries intermixed with Soldier humor.

  • Chaplain School Named for Vietnam Hero

    Nov 29, 2007

    The building housing the Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, S.C., was renamed Watters Hall in a Nov. 20 ceremony honoring a chaplain killed in action 40 years ago in Vietnam.

  • Soldier Selected as Male Shotgun Shooter of the Year

    Nov 28, 2007

    Pfc. Vincent C. Hancock, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, has been selected as Male Shotgun Shooter of the Year by USA Shooting. Pfc. Hancock, 18, had a successful year winning the World Cup in Italy and setting a finals world record in men's skeet.

  • Six Soldiers Remain in 'Operation Rising Star' Contest

    Nov 28, 2007

    Six Soldiers remain in the inaugural Operation Rising Star singing competition. Online voting at www.OpRisingStar.com through Dec. 3 will determine the winner.

  • Lt. Gen. HonorAfA Receives 'Friend of 4-H' Award

    Nov 27, 2007

    Telling his young audience of more than 1,000 students to Aca,!A"learn the concept of discipline and lead disciplined, ethical lives,Aca,!A? Lt. Gen. Russel L. HonorAfA, commanding general, First Army, was an award recipient and featured speaker at the 2007 4-H National Convention held here last night.

  • Army Mechanics Go Distance to Keep Wheels Rolling

    Nov 27, 2007

    A young Soldier rubbed sleep from his eyes as he stumbled into the giant machinery garage at 10 p.m., his vision flooded with harsh yellow light. HeAca,!a,,cd been working on various trucks and machines since 4 a.m., but he still had to work on one more.

  • Combat Firefighters Train to Battle Blazes

    Nov 26, 2007

    When the Bravo Company Aca,!EoeMad BullsAca,!a,,c of the 526th Brigade Support Battalion arrived in theater, the recovery-section and gun-truck platoon gained a new piece of equipment, a combat fire truck, and a firefighting mission to go with it.

  • Oregon Guardsmen Help Each Other Re-integrate

    Nov 26, 2007

    Three Oregon National Guard Soldiers, bonded by catastrophic injuries and lost loved ones, are helping other Soldiers readjust to life as civilians as part of the Oregon National Guard Re-integration Team. Oregon is the only state that combines its re-integration efforts with the jobs program and the Career Transition Assistance Program.

  • Commissaries Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

    Nov 21, 2007

  • Warrior Transition Unit Draws Praise in Germany

    Nov 21, 2007

    Spc. Joseph Gooch didnAca,!a,,ct know what to expect as the first injured Soldier reporting to the new Warrior Transition Unit in Wiesbaden.

  • Army Team Closes out NASCAR Season with Top-10 Finish

    Nov 21, 2007

    Mark Martin ended the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season Sunday with a solid ninth-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Martin started the 400-mile event sixth and ran the majority of the race inside the top 10.

  • Soldiers Set to Serve up Turkey

    Nov 21, 2007

    Aca,!A"The Thanksgiving Day dinner is the meal of meals for the Army,Aca,!A? said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shawn M. Malinowski, the food service advisor with Multi-National Division - Baghdad. Aca,!A"There is no money, no effort, nothing wasted on this day.Aca,!A?

  • Troops Bring Thanksgiving to Honduran Villagers

    Nov 21, 2007

    About 70 Soldiers and other servicemembers brought Thanksgiving villagers in La Sampedran, Honduras.

  • Award Recognizes Spirit of Bob Hope in Others

    Nov 20, 2007

    The "Spirit of Hope" awards honor Bob Hope's values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication reflected in servicemembers today.

  • Dave Matthews Band Rocks West Point after Army Beats Navy, Air Force

    Nov 19, 2007

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point was rocking Wednesday and Thursday nights as cadets, faculty and other local community members packed Eisenhower Hall for two nights of free concerts by the Dave Mathews Band.

  • Twelve Soldiers Remain in Operation Rising Star Singing Contest

    Nov 19, 2007

    A dozen Soldiers sang their way into the semifinals of the 2007 Operation Rising Star contest. You can help select the final six.

  • Program Builds Strong Army Marriages

    Nov 15, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Pernell MabryAca,!a,,cs wife Wanda gave birth to twins the day before he deployed to Iraq. Like many other Soldiers, he missed their first Christmas and their first steps, and he didnAca,!a,,ct know if they would bond with him when finally came home. The separation and reunion, he and his wife said, came with many challenges and unexpected adjustments.

  • Apache Pilot's Family Presented Distinguished Service Cross

    Nov 15, 2007

    The Army recognized his determination to continue fighting in a flak-riddled Apache helicopter and Sunday posthumously awarded Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Keith Yoakum the Distinguished Service Cross.

  • Health Care Centers Completed in Iraq

    Nov 14, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on three new Health Care Centers in Basrah, Iraq.

  • 'Grill Sergeants' to debut on Pentagon Channel

    Nov 13, 2007

    Under the hot lights of the television studio, Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner was the featured chef in the taping of a new Pentagon Channel lifestyle program called, Aca,!A"The Grill Sergeants" which will debut later this fall. In between shoots at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, Turner said it was an honor to be chosen as the showAca,!a,,cs first host. Aca,!A"I have been humbled by the amount of work from a lot of great people here and the camaraderie among everyone putting this show together,Aca,!A? said Turner. Brian Natwick, Pentagon Channel general manager, said the concept for the show originated to expand the channelAca,!a,,cs lifestyles programming. Having already filmed an exercise show called, Aca,!A"Fit for Duty,Aca,!A? Natwick said a cooking show would fit well into the lineup. Aca,!A"In lifestyle programming, the goal was to put an emphasis on readiness,Aca,!A? said Natwick. Aca,!A"The first show focuses on physical fitness, and the new show highlights healthy eating. The two shows meld well in providing information on how to stay fit and healthy so that our military members can continue on with their mission.Aca,!A? A recent taping was all about the family dining experience. Segments included Aca,!A"Saving Private Dining: Reviving the Art of Eating Together,Aca,!A? and Aca,!A"For the Love of Family Favs ... Bringing the Family Closer.Aca,!A?

  • Major Goes 'Above and Beyond' for Afghan Kids

    Nov 13, 2007

    When he heard he was deploying to Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division in 2004, Maj. Todd Schmidt was focused on his mission, but he also immediately began planning how he could help the impoverished Afghan people. That desire became Operation Dreamseed, a nonprofit organization that has distributed hundreds of tons of school supplies to local children.

  • Wounded Warrior Stands to Pin on Silver Bars

    Nov 9, 2007

    Exactly two months after losing both legs, 2nd Lt. Mark Little stood proudly outside on his new prosthesis for the first time to receive the silver bars of a first lieutenant.

  • Mom Joins Sons as Defenders of Freedom

    Nov 9, 2007

    Pvt. Vickie Granroth Myllyoja is a 5-foot, 2-inch blonde advanced individual training Soldier assigned to Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Company C, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade. She lost her 45-year-old husband 10 months ago to a heart condition, made good on a vow to live a meaningful life, and joined sons, Coalton and Cody Campioni, as defenders of freedom.

  • 'Customer' Feedback Crucial to Medical Action Plan

    Nov 9, 2007

    Aca,!A"The challenge for all of us,Aca,!A? Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker asserted, before beginning the Army Medical Action Plan Assessment Conference, in Landsdowne, Va., late last month, Aca,!A"is to ensure we stay focused on our wounded SoldiersAca,!a,,c recovery.Aca,!A?

  • First Army Commander Receives Marshall Award

    Nov 7, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Russel L. HonorAfA, commanding general of First U.S. Army, received the Alumni Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Monday in New York City.

  • 'The Sarge' Takes Top Fuel Championship

    Nov 6, 2007

    Tony Aca,!A"The SargeAca,!A? Schumacher, aboard his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, captured the Auto Club Finals here Sunday at Auto Club Raceway and in the process secured an unprecedented fourth consecutive NHRA POWERade world championship.

  • Accident Costly Again for Martin, U.S. Army Team

    Nov 5, 2007

    For the second week in a row, Mark Martin was a victim of a multi-car accident. The U.S. Army driver was in a seven-car wreck and the incident shoved him to a 34th-place finish in Sunday's Dickies 500 Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • Lieutenant Awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    Nov 2, 2007

    First Lieutenant Walter B. Jackson became the seventh Soldier since the Vietnam War ended in 1975 to receive the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presented the DSC, which is second in precedence to only the Medal of Honor for valor in battle, at a ceremony held in the PentagonAca,!a,,cs Hall of Heroes this afternoon.

  • Guard Visit Strengthens Ohio's Partnership with Serbia

    Nov 2, 2007

    Despite the nine-hour red-eye flight, Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt wore a warm smile as he descended from the Ohio Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft early Sept. 15 and embraced his good friend, Lt. Col. Gen. Zdravko Ponos, chief of Serbian Armed Forces.

  • Army Prepares Spouses for Reunion, Reintegration

    Nov 2, 2007

    As the Families of the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 15th Sustainment Brigade welcome their Soldiers home, the rest of the First Team spouses are spending time learning what to expect and how to prepare for the reunion with their loved ones.

  • Former Ranger Makes Music from Military Memories

    Nov 1, 2007

    He wears a bracelet inscribed with the names of friends lost in action and is getting ready for his third trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, but former-Ranger Keni Thomas has traded his AK-47 for a guitar and now tours with the United Service Organization instead of the Army.

  • Wuerzburg Hospital Sounds Final Retreat

    Nov 1, 2007

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The American flag was lowered for the last time at Wuerzburg Army Hospital Oct. 19, during a somber retreat ceremony.

  • Staff Sergeant Gets Longest Drive, Settles for Runner-up

    Oct 31, 2007

    Army Staff Sgt. Bryan King of Wuerzberg, Germany, was runner-up in the 2007 Military Long Drive Championship Oct. 25 and U.S. Coast Guard Airman Ryan Hixson won with a drive of 367 yards.

  • Miss Utah Visits Wounded Warriors

    Oct 31, 2007

    Sgt. Jill Stevens, combat medic, recent university graduate and reigning Miss Utah 2007, visited wounded warriors Oct. 24 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Accident Takes Out Army Chevy in Atlanta

    Oct 29, 2007

    An accident forced Mark Martin to take an early exit from Sunday's Pep Boys Auto 500 Nextel Cup race.

  • Army Dragster Beaten in Quarterfinals

    Oct 29, 2007

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, who handles the controls of the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, lost in the quarterfinals of the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals Sunday.

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