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  • Fort Bragg Neuro Center

    Jun 9, 2008

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

  • First Lady Visits Troops in Afghanistan

    Jun 9, 2008

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

  • MP Soldiers Build Rapport With Iraqi Citizens

    Jun 6, 2008

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

  • Soldiers, Police Provide Pens, Smiles to Iraqi Children

    Jun 6, 2008

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

  • Hall of Heroes Induction

    Jun 5, 2008

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

  • Darmstadt Throws Farewell Fest for U.S. Garrison

    Jun 5, 2008

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

  • Birthday Book to Help Youth Better Understand Army

    Jun 3, 2008

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

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

    Jun 3, 2008

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

  • Servicemembers Hold Iron Chef Competition in Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2008

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

  • First Military Spouse Naturalized Overseas

    Jun 2, 2008

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

  • 2nd BCT Plants Seeds of Success with Farming Initiatives

    Jun 2, 2008

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

  • Heroes at Home Program

    Jun 2, 2008

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

  • Spouses Serve as Soldiers for Day

    Jun 2, 2008

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

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

    May 30, 2008

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

  • Macaspac Wins His Second All-Army Chess Championship

    May 29, 2008

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

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

    May 29, 2008

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

  • National Guard Car Takes Second Place at Indy 500

    May 28, 2008

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

  • Troupe Kicks Off European Tour in Benelux

    May 28, 2008

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

  • Bronze Star Recipients Lead Memorial Day Parade

    May 27, 2008

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

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

    May 27, 2008

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

  • Six USAMU Soldiers Competing in Summer Olympics

    May 23, 2008

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

  • Injured Soldiers Struggle to Maintain Relationships, Intimacy

    May 23, 2008

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

  • Physical Therapists Keep Soldiers on Their Feet

    May 22, 2008

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

  • Wounded Warriors on Road 2 Recovery

    May 21, 2008

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

  • Picatinny Dedicates Memorial to Fallen New Jersey Service Members

    May 21, 2008

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

  • Four Soldiers Qualify for Olympic Marksmanship Team

    May 20, 2008

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

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

    May 20, 2008

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

  • Dog Tags: Meaningful Metal on Memorial Day

    May 19, 2008

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

  • Soldiers Visit Cancer Ward at Baghdad Childrens Hospital

    May 19, 2008

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

  • Soldiers Give Gift of Life to Trinidad Girl

    May 16, 2008

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

  • Ansbach Sets Largest Yellow Ribbon Formation Record

    May 16, 2008

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

  • HighRollers Rock Out

    May 16, 2008

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

  • Fort Sam Houston Firefighter Delivers Baby

    May 15, 2008

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

  • 'Safety Factor' Targets Single Soldiers

    May 15, 2008

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

  • Cutting Red Tape After Katrina Helps Earn JAG Award

    May 13, 2008

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

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

    May 13, 2008

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

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

    May 12, 2008

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

  • Wounded Gain Work Experience in 'Warrior Internship Network'

    May 12, 2008

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

  • Young Iraqi Girl Receives Prosthetic Legs

    May 12, 2008

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

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

    May 9, 2008

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

  • Children's Book Explains Why Mom Deploys

    May 9, 2008

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

  • Fort Dix Contractor Finds Hope Amidst Burma Cyclone Disaster

    May 9, 2008

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

  • Military Marriage: Spouses Cope with Deployments

    May 8, 2008

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

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

    May 8, 2008

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

  • Halo 3 Xbox Tournaments Scheduled on 21 Installations

    May 8, 2008

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

  • White House Ceremony Honors Military Spouses

    May 7, 2008

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

  • Army Wives' Cast Works to Create Realistic Military Parallel

    May 6, 2008

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

  • Army Encourages Safe Motorcycle Techniques

    May 5, 2008

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

  • Ladies of Arlington Never Miss Final Salute

    May 5, 2008

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

  • Hold'em fans cash in for AER

    May 2, 2008

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

  • Ansbach Looks to Break Record

    May 2, 2008

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

  • 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.


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