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  • Wreaths honor those who gave all

    Dec 14, 2015

    Wreaths Across America Day drew about 50,000 family members of fallen troops and volunteers who placed more than 240,000 wreaths on the white marble headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 12.

  • Flight medic departs for fifth deployment

    Dec 11, 2015

    Nearly 100 years ago, young American men were leaving farms across America, joining every branch of the military to fight in World War I. One-third of Americans lived on a farm during the first decades of the 20th century, so nearly every squad of Soldiers had farmers in it.

  • 'Meet Your Army' to put Soldiers, service, back in spotlight

    Dec 10, 2015

    Throughout the last 14 years, the American public saw a steady stream of information about the Army through television and newspapers. But as involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has died down, Americans are seeing fewer Soldiers in the press. And even fewer Americans know a Soldier personally.

  • Wounded warrior triumphs over tragedy

    Dec 9, 2015

    Naval Postgraduate School student Army Maj. Dennis "DJ" Skelton, of Elk Point, South Dakota, has been given a rather unfortunate moniker - one he likely would prefer not to have.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Rubin dies at 86

    Dec 9, 2015

    Holocaust survivor, Korean War hero and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin died Dec. 5 of natural causes. The Garden Grove, California, resident was 86 years old when he passed.

  • Collaboration helps shape Army University

    Dec 9, 2015

    Army educators are collaborating with scores of colleges and universities to chart the parameters for the new Army University.

  • Santa delivers toys, good cheer during toy drop

    Dec 8, 2015

    U.S. Army and Air Force paratroopers joined British, German, French, Dutch, Estonian, Polish, Irish, and Latvian jumpers to deliver more than 2,000 Christmas presents for Kaiserslautern-area children in spectacular fashion during the 5th Quartermaster Company's ninth annual toy drop in Germany, Dec. 7.

  • Vets remember Pearl Harbor on anniversary

    Dec 8, 2015

    When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall.

  • Japanese, American female service members discuss challenges, opportunities of serving

    Dec 7, 2015

    Female Soldiers assigned to various U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps units met with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Middle Army females in a women's mentorship meeting during exercise Yama Sakura 69 at Camp Itami, Japan, Dec. 5.

  • Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart Medal after 47 years

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Army provided a long-awaited presentation, Dec. 3, when a Southeast Arizona veteran received the Purple Heart Medal for a head wound sustained 47 years earlier when the former Soldier, then a specialist 4, was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized) 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

  • Fates unsealed: Class of 2016 cadets learn branches

    Dec 4, 2015

    U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, cadets from the Class of 2016 recently learned which branch of the U.S. Army they will begin their careers in.

  • NORAD celebrates 60 years of tracking Santa

    Dec 3, 2015

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey.

  • Warrant officers play 'Santa' for good cause in Germany

    Dec 2, 2015

    They may ride motorcycles rather than sleighs and "regs" don't permit an abdomen shaped like a "bowl full of jelly," but members of the Warrant Officers Association, Rheinland-Pfalz Silver Chapter, along with Family members and volunteers, emulated Saint Nick for a good cause during a succession of charity events, which will culminate in a "Toy Run for Kids," Dec. 5.

  • Mongolian soldier blazes trail for fellow females

    Dec 1, 2015

    Throughout the years, more than four dozen foreign soldiers have attended the SFC Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer Academy. However this year, one graduate is the first of her kind.

  • Fort Benning commemorates Battle of Ia Drang

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence hosted nine Vietnam veterans recalling their parts in the Battle of Ia Drang, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, Nov. 24.

  • Fort Sill French liaison officer reflects on Paris attacks

    Nov 25, 2015

    When the attacks in Paris occurred two weeks ago, it only took moments for a Fort Sill French liaison officer to learn about it.

  • Female Army CST-2 members share their stories

    Nov 25, 2015

    Today, less than half a percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military and of that number, 14 percent are women. Commonly, war stories are told through the eyes of men and it is rarely illustrated from a woman's perspective.

  • Deployed Soldiers get taste of home

    Nov 25, 2015

    This Thanksgiving, logisticians will have delivered 95,000 pounds of turkey, ham, and beef to serve Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan, according to William King, logistics management specialist, Army G-4.

  • Holiday mailing deadlines fast approaching

    Nov 24, 2015

    Time is running out to send holiday packages to deployed Soldiers. In fact, Wednesday is the last day to send parcels by the affordable "Space-Available Mail" to ensure they reach forward operating bases by Christmas.

  • Army wins bronze at Pentagon sitting volleyball tourney

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Army battled back to win bronze at the Pentagon's sitting volleyball tournament, Nov. 19, after an undefeated Air Force squad swept gold and Marine Corps veterans settled for silver.

  • Chaplains hone key leader engagement skills with new training

    Nov 19, 2015

    Chaplains from all units of the 25th Infantry Division met at the Mission Training Center at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 12, to partake in a new training program designed to improve their key leader engagement skills.

  • Veterans recall Battle of Ia Drang at 50th anniversary

    Nov 18, 2015

    The Ia Drang Valley. It is among the most famous battles in the storied history of the 1st Cavalry Division and the first major battle of the Vietnam War. Veterans from the division gathered in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, to commemorate the anniversary of the battle and pay tribute to their fallen comrades in an event hosted by the 1st Cavalry Division Association.

  • Natick veterans recall Vietnam War

    Nov 17, 2015

    Fifty years after the United States entered the Vietnam War, five veterans from that era of conflict visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center to relate their experiences, Nov. 10.

  • Wheelchair rugby makes debut for Warrior Care Month

    Nov 17, 2015

    Fifty-pound wheeled chariots made of steel, aluminum and over-sized wheels were the modes of battle Monday as teams of joint-service wounded, ill or injured kicked off a demonstration of wheelchair rugby.

  • Army Retirement Services celebrates 60 years of helping vets

    Nov 16, 2015

    Today's veterans who've served throughout the last 14 years of continuous war, "are the finest team of Soldiers yet assembled on the face of this planet," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Syracuse sets high standard for military, veteran support

    Nov 14, 2015

    When the Syracuse Orange invited the Fort Drum, New York-based 10th Mountain Division to participate in pre-game festivities for a recent high-visibility gridiron contest against the top-ranked team in the country, it was but a tiny window into the heart of an elite school, which has long stood by men and women in uniform.

  • Cavalry Soldier reunites with life-saving equipment

    Nov 13, 2015

    Three years ago, a man with a gunshot wound to the head walked into a hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan, clutching a helmet as if his life depended on it - because his life depended on it. First Lt. Jeffrey R. Meek and the advanced combat helmet that saved his life were reunited in a presentation at the Mission Command Training Center on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 13.

  • Obama stresses country's debt to veterans

    Nov 12, 2015

    Americans must do more than simply recognize what veterans mean to the country one day a year, President Barack Obama said here today.

  • Heritage, education center shows every Army story is important

    Nov 12, 2015

    Much of history is lost to the simple passing of time. Monuments erode, pictures and news articles are lost, memories fade; what survives is usually the fantastic, or large in scale. Books record major events, like the Civil Rights movement, or devastating wars, like World War II. They talk about central personalities and battles, but few annals ever reach down into the ranks of the every day. Few histories record the personal stories of those who were living in times upheaval.

  • Disabled veterans use baking to work through PTSD symptoms

    Nov 12, 2015

    Smiles and the smells of freshly baked bread, cakes and cookies greet visitors of Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C., a place where disabled veterans can learn more than just baking.

  • Groberg receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Nov 12, 2015

    Medically-retired Capt. Florent A. Groberg became the 10th living service member to receive the Medal of Honor, Nov. 12, for selfless actions on the battlefield in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Veterans spin war stories at Double Nickels Speakeasy

    Nov 10, 2015

    They were Soldiers once, Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. They stood straight and strong and proud. They were brave, heroes even. Some volunteered. Some were drafted. They fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. They served in combat, they served in occupation forces and they served stateside.

  • Nurse-athlete conquers cancer, readies for elite marathon

    Nov 10, 2015

    Cancer may have taken her ability to run, but Capt. Kelly Elmlinger refused to let that slow her down.

  • Veterans Day: Service members discuss values, service, sacrifice

    Nov 9, 2015

    Many of our nation's veterans have become seasoned warriors over time, some with multiple deployments under their belts; many who have made the military their way of life. America's military is a strong and ready fighting force. On Veteran's Day, the nation honors its service members for their service.

  • 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley honors Vietnam veterans

    Nov 9, 2015

    To show Vietnam-era veterans the gratitude and honor many didn't receive while on active duty, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley hosted the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony on the post's Marshall Army Airfield, Nov. 6. More than 150 veterans from every branch of service attended the ceremony from as far away as Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming and Indiana.

  • Restaurants offer troops free meals for Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2015

    In appreciation for military service, many restaurants across the nation are offering free meals to veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day.

  • Service members participate in food distribution event

    Nov 6, 2015

    Approximately 200 meals were distributed by Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and his family Nov. 2, at the Stevens Family Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

  • Milley visits injured service members in San Antonio

    Nov 5, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley visited wounded service members during a town hall-style meeting at the Center for the Intrepid on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 2015.

  • Fort Bragg motorcycle riders practice safety

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers and civilians from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command here traded their military uniforms for heavy biker's boots and other protective safety equipment and hit the road on a motorcycle mentorship ride Oct. 30.

  • November designated as Month of the Military Family

    Nov 3, 2015

    Since 1993, the month of November has been recognized as Month of the Military Family across the Department of Defense as a way to thank all Family members, who have supported the career of a service member.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Wounded warriors, Prince Harry inspire each other

    Oct 30, 2015

    It's not every day you get to meet a prince, but several of America's injured service members were given that chance yesterday, showing off their adaptive sports skills to Britain's Prince Harry, who visited Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to officially launch the 2016 Invictus Games.

  • New Mexico National Guard airlifts dinosaur fossils

    Oct 30, 2015

    Aviators, infantrymen and transportation Soldiers, assigned to the New Mexico Army National Guard, assisted the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science with extracting fossils of two Pentaceratops dinosaur skulls from the badlands of New Mexico.

  • Beating the battle of the bulge: Tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Oct 29, 2015

    How can people beat this battle of the bulge? Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends gain knowledge, not weight, this holiday season. Check out the tips you can follow to avoid holiday weight gain.

  • Dad proud of daughter's choice to play softball for Army

    Oct 29, 2015

    Watching his daughter lead the All-Armed Forces squad to an American Softball Association national championship reassured Al Ortenzo that she had made the right choice by attending West Point.

  • Army University brings more than just credit hours to table

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Army University is an umbrella organization similar to any state university system. Its main function is to bring together all Army schools, training and education facilities, research capability and libraries under one roof.

  • Helmet that saved NCO's life returned to him

    Oct 28, 2015

    A bullet fired by a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan missed hitting Staff Sgt. Joseph McKenzie in the head by about a quarter of an inch. Instead, his Advanced Combat Helmet took the brunt of the impact. After he got fixed up by the medic for superficial wounds, he pressed on for another 12 hours of fighting.

  • Army Entertainment to bring interactive game show to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 28, 2015

    Army Entertainment and Rising Tide Sports and Entertainment Group have signed a contract to bring interactive game-show-style entertainment to the troops.

  • Via, Crawford encourage youth to fulfill potential

    Oct 26, 2015

    "We all have important jobs we do each day, but our most important mission is to grow the future. The students we influence today are those we are building the foundation with and for," said Gen. Dennis L. Via. "Invest today to ignite tomorrow's future."

  • USA brings 17 medals home from World Games in South Korea

    Oct 23, 2015

    Team USA athletes who marched into the closing ceremony of the 6th Military World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 11, proudly wore 17 medals earned in competition against more than 100 nations.

  • Carter, Milley bid farewell to McHugh

    Oct 23, 2015

    The defense secretary and Army chief of staff hosted a farewell tribute to outgoing Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Oct. 23.

  • Coca-Cola joins 561 corporations promising to hire Soldiers

    Oct 23, 2015

    "We again and again find that the young people we bring in [to corporate America] from the military, turn out to be very strong associates. They've been tested. They've been trained. They've been through adversity. They've proven themselves," Mark P. Rahiya said.

  • Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers

    Oct 22, 2015

    Using illegal drugs puts a person in an immediate "life or death" situation, said George Suber, a prevention coordinator for the Army Substance Abuse Program on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army installations kick off voting season

    Oct 21, 2015

    The U.S. Constitution mentions numerous rights that America's forefathers believed every citizen should have. One of those rights is mentioned in the Constitution more than any other - the right to vote.

  • First Vietnamese-American U.S. general escaped Saigon as child

    Oct 20, 2015

    April 29, 1975 is a day then-9-year-old Viet Luong said he remembers vividly. He was at the Tan Son Nhut Airport in Saigon and bombs were dropping. North Vietnamese forces, led by Gen. Van Tien Dung, were on their final push to take the capital of South Vietnam.

  • Reserve officer becomes third female to earn Ranger tab

    Oct 19, 2015

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee Reserve officer, who serves with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, became the third female ever to successfully complete the legendarily rigorous Ranger course on Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16.

  • Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness, experts say

    Oct 19, 2015

    Having a toxic boss results in a 48 percent decrease in work effort and 38 percent decrease in work quality, said Dr. George Reed.

  • New course for E7s begins as part of NCO education overhaul

    Oct 18, 2015

    A new Master Leader Course pilot begins this week as part of a revamping of noncommissioned officer education and professional development.

  • Military's health, wellness advocates dive into details for troops, families

    Oct 16, 2015

    Approaching their duties like fervent evangelists, a half dozen fired-up proponents of clean living and smart nutrition choices commanded the stage here Tuesday at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Life-saving protective gear returned to two Fort Carson Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2015

    Two Soldiers who nearly lost their lives in Afghanistan, one due to a close call with an 82mm round, and one due to a sizable IED explosion, were recently reunited with the body armor credited with saving their lives.

  • 8th Army remembers veterans at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 16, 2015

    Representatives of 8th Army laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial here, Oct. 14, to commemorate those who fought to defend freedom on the Korean peninsula.

  • Family programs evolve to meet changing needs, budget restrictions

    Oct 15, 2015

    Budget cuts do not mean the end of Family programs, Army officials said. In fact, many units, especially the Reserve component, have increased their outreach.

  • 'Safe and Sound' campaign, 150k-strong, draws attention to child neglect

    Oct 15, 2015

    A Department of Defense-sponsored online campaign, called "Safe and Sound," launched Oct. 9 to focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, especially in military families. Three days later, it had some 146,000 followers.

  • Groberg to receive Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan

    Oct 14, 2015

    An American Soldier who was born in France, lived in Spain, and later moved to the United States with his family where he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001, will receive the nation's highest military award for actions in Afghanistan.

  • Spouse support challenging in a changing world

    Oct 14, 2015

    Not so many years ago, military spouses talked over coffee, at Family readiness group meetings, wives clubs and had many other face-to-face options for communicating with each other. Today, even with ever-growing technology options, new and veteran spouses alike may struggle to find the communication channel they need at a new assignment.

  • USA sets record while winning gold in formation skydiving

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Golden Knights parachutists set a world record as they beat out China to take the gold medal in women's formation skydiving, Oct. 7, 2015, in Pohang, South Korea, during the CISM World Games.

  • USA's Lester takes silver in Greco-Roman wrestling

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Lester took silver, Oct. 10, in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 75-kilogram division at the Military World Games.

  • Army team sweeps male individual, team categories at Ten-Miler

    Oct 11, 2015

    Runner Paul Chelimo, a private first class, led his fellow Soldiers to take the first through five top male individual spots during the 31st anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 11.

  • Golden Dragons honor their history at Battle of Mogadishu

    Oct 8, 2015

    When Detroit native Cory Smith joined the Army in the early 1990s, he knew his life would be different, but he could not have predicted the magnitude of how much it would change.

  • USA cyclists finish 131K race at CISM World Games

    Oct 8, 2015

    USA's hopes for a medal in men's team cycling were dashed on the last hill as a group of French bikers charged and cut off America's designated sprinter, U.S. Air Force Maj. Ian Holt.

  • USA takes gold in sailing at CISM World Games

    Oct 8, 2015

    Team USA beat out Russia for gold in women's two-person dinghy sailing during the Military World Games in South Korea, Oct. 7.

  • Army Ten-Miler participants encouraged to 'run to honor'

    Oct 8, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend, are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • Ranger grad inspires future candidates

    Oct 7, 2015

    Speaking to a room full of infantry lieutenants at the 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment Headquarters, Oct. 2, 2nd Lt. Michael Janowski hoped to motivate the recent Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course graduates with his story of resiliency as they prepared to begin the Ranger course, Oct. 4.

  • Texas National Guard Soldiers receive state, federal Purple Hearts

    Oct 7, 2015

    Four Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, who are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center here, received both state and federal Purple Heart medals during ceremonies at the Warrior and Family Support Center's Purple Heart Garden.

  • Dailey to Best Warrior Competitors: this is unlike anything you've done before

    Oct 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier enlisted competition representing major commands from across the force wouldn't be complete without the presence of the Army's top enlisted Soldier.

  • Native-born Iraqis become U.S. Army cryptologic linguists

    Oct 6, 2015

    Gazing out a window at 35,000 feet flying over American airspace for the first time, Salam, a native-born Iraqi, was amazed at how much green was prevalent on the ground below.

  • McHugh signs directive regarding breastfeeding, lactation support

    Oct 6, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has approved Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy).

  • USA wins first three para golds at world games

    Oct 6, 2015

    U.S. service members earned the first three gold medals presented for para-athletics at the Military World Games.

  • Cancer claims crusader against veteran suicides

    Oct 5, 2015

    A retired Army major, who had devoted the final months of his life to raise awareness of veteran suicides, died of colon cancer after a long, courageous fight.

  • USA wins first basketball games at Military World Games

    Oct 5, 2015

    The U.S. Armed Forces men's basketball team slam-dunked their way to huge wins in their first two events this weekend in the CISM World Games at Andong Indoor Gymnasium.

  • Opening ceremonies at Military World Games stress peace

    Oct 3, 2015

    The 7,000 service members from 103 nations, who marched into the stadium for opening ceremonies of the Military World Games here Friday, included some who have recently been near conflict with each other.

  • Natick cultivates its future workforce

    Oct 2, 2015

    After spending a busy summer working in the laboratories, test kitchens, parachute shops and shelter systems at the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, the nation's next generation of top scientists and engineers are ready to launch their careers.

  • Hispanic Army Family proud of heritage, American citizenship

    Oct 2, 2015

    The smell of patelitos wafts through the air as the Army logistician prepares his uniform for school. As they start their day, he, originally from Cuba, and his Honduran wife, reflect on the importance of their respective Hispanic cultures and on being U.S. citizens during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers

    Sep 30, 2015

    Given the fact that the Army does not have any new major weapon program starts involving the production of howitzer and tank cannons planned for the next decade, the Watervliet Arsenal now finds itself looking more and more at how it can incrementally modify the current fielded systems to bring workload to the Army's manufacturing center.

  • Army's longest-serving medical officer retires

    Sep 28, 2015

    For decades Col. Arthur Wittich has cared for service members and their Families, delivering an estimated 10,000 babies and ushering in the next generation of military Families. On Sept. 25, the oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington retired after 44 years of service.

  • World War II veterans commemorate 71st anniversary of campaign in France

    Sep 28, 2015

    Four 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers, who had fought their way through Europe during World War II, were welcomed at Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 19, as part of a commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the 6th Army Group's Campaign in France, which took place Aug. 15, 1944 through Feb. 9, 1945.

  • USA vs. Korea soccer to kick off Military World Games

    Sep 25, 2015

    One of the most anticipated matchups of the Military World Games will take place even before the 7,000 athletes from more than 100 nations march into the opening ceremonies, Oct. 2 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

  • Two Army marksmen earn 2016 U.S. Olympic Team seats

    Sep 25, 2015

    Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) are headed to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after earning automatic berths on the Olympic Team this month.

  • WWII Army cook's artistic acumen captures everyday life of Soldiers at war

    Sep 23, 2015

    War is a miserable business; when a Soldier isn't engaged in active combat, he's often bored. During World War II, Soldiers endured harsh weather, uncomfortable quarters and unsatisfying combat rations, but nothing could cure their ills faster than hot chow and mail, said Dr. Michael Lynch, research historian with the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

  • U.S. Soldier reconnects with her Indonesian roots during Gema Bhakti

    Sep 23, 2015

    Deploying to a country, where 237 million inhabitants from more than 300 distinct native ethnic groups speak more than 700 different languages throughout the 17,500 islands straddling the equator, sounds like a daunting mission. However, for one U.S. Soldier, navigating the Indonesian culture and understanding the local dialect is easier than it sounds.

  • Soldiers take Taekwondo home to South Korea for World Games

    Sep 23, 2015

    Soldiers on the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo team are preparing to compete in the ancestral home of their martial art as they train for the Military World Games in South Korea.

  • Soldiers hold desperate line in one of 'Forgotten War's' bloodiest battles

    Sep 22, 2015

    It happened in a matter of minutes. Taking advantage of the thick, impenetrable fog, "a strong raiding party" from the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division had been preparing to sneak across to the western bank of the Naktong River, Aug. 31, 1950, with orders to destroy a suspected North Korean command post in an operation called Manchu.

  • Carter honors 3 who stopped gunman on Paris-bound train

    Sep 17, 2015

    On Aug. 21, three childhood friends were on a train bound for Paris when they heard a gunshot. Amidst screams and commotion, they quickly focused on a man wielding an AK-47, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Soldiers prepare for civilian life after Army

    Sep 15, 2015

    One of the top priorities of Fort Benning's leadership is providing Soldiers with opportunities to prepare for life after the military, said Kevin Aker, transition services specialist at Fort Benning's Soldier for Life Center.

  • Ten-Miler Shadow Run, D.C. race include husband, wife teams racing together

    Sep 14, 2015

    From the Boston Marathon to Alaska's Mount McKinley and Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, this husband and wife team, in more ways than one, has never let distance stand in their way. And even though their next adventure separates them by thousands of miles, they said they're still in it together.

  • Youth wrestler inspires Soldier at World Championships

    Sep 14, 2015

    A letter in a locker and a pair of patriotic socks helped propel Sgt. Caylor Williams to his personal-best performance at the World Wrestling Championships. In only his fourth season of Greco-Roman wrestling, Williams was inspired by a fourth-grader who took time to express his admiration of the Soldier-wrestler in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Capitol Hill workout commemorates 9/11

    Sep 11, 2015

    Some congressional staffers, and even some military officers serving in legislative liaison positions here, might have never worked so hard as they did during a 9/11-themed "workout of the day" in the Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill.

  • National program provides employment for wounded warriors

    Sep 10, 2015

    From the war zone to the workplace, the nation's wounded warriors are ready to serve. They did so, first, on the battlefield, where they suffered the physical or mental damage caused by war. Now, they are looking for ways to serve their nation in the workforce.

  • West Point ranks as the No. 2 public college in the US

    Sep 10, 2015

    A report released by U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges, Wednesday, ranked the U.S. Military Academy at West Point the No. 2 Top Public College along with several top five rankings in undergraduate engineering programs and high school counselors top college picks.

  • Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers' health

    Sep 10, 2015

    After 17 hours without sleep, response time has been shown to be equivalent to a person with a blood alcohol content of .05 percent and 24 hours awake translates to a blood alcohol concentration of .10 percent, which is more than legally drunk.