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  • Soldiers Triumph at Winter World Triathlon

    Mar 21, 2008

    Sounds of the rocketAca,!a,,cs red glare were heard as Staff Sgt. Lori Nix scrambled through the snow into the finishing chute Feb. 24 to become the first American to win a Winter Triathlon World Championship in the Black Forest of Germany.

  • Soldiers Receive Culinary Honors

    Mar 21, 2008

    The 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Competition capped two weeks of intense competition, training and camaraderie with an awards ceremony March 14 at Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Mifflin Hall.

  • Defense Department Honors Female 'Firsts,' Role Models

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Defense Department honored Army Col. Valerie Ratliff Wednesday night for her efforts to break down barriers for future generations of women.

  • Civilian in Iraq Sees Changes Firsthand

    Mar 21, 2008

    Beanie babies, soccer balls, childrenAca,!a,,cs clothing, books, crayons and hygiene products can speak more than a thousand words of caring and concern when they are given to families who have survived the harsh realities of war. Phillip Schamp has seen the difference a gift from America can make in Iraq. He has seen the joy on a childAca,!a,,cs face as they hug a stuffed animal or kick a new ball. He has shared quiet moments of gratitude with Iraqi parents who know U.S. Soldiers and civilians are working for the same thing they want -- a future of freedom and opportunity for their children.

  • Idea To Save Army Millions

    Mar 21, 2008

    A Tobyhanna electronics technicianAca,!a,,cs idea to restore malfunctioning Dewar Detector Assemblies will save the Army more than $1 million annually.

  • Reserve Centennial Headlines April Soldiers Magazine

    Mar 21, 2008

    The April edition of Soldiers Magazine, on the presses now, recognizes a century of service by the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Army Firefighters Rescue Man from Rising Water

    Mar 21, 2008

    When Ronnie McDonald, 70, left for work at 5:05 a.m. March 19 he never thought he'd be spending the next couple of hours on top of his van watching water from Coal Creek fill it up.

  • Second SMA Interred at Arlington National Cemetery

    Mar 19, 2008

    The second Sergeant Major of the Army, George W. Dunaway, who was coined a Aca,!A"SoldierAca,!a,,cs SoldierAca,!A? by his troops was accorded full military honors as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery here today.

  • Vets 'Resolve to Win' Support for Troops

    Mar 19, 2008

    "Form it up!" Dennis McCool barked, dressed in an Army tracksuit as he positioned himself in front of a group of men and women outside American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., Sunday morning.

  • Young Leader Makes Magazine's Select List

    Mar 18, 2008

    Penny Koger-Thomas was surprised when she opened the February issue of Ebony Magazine. She was traveling from New York to Alabama in January and was in the Charlotte, N.C., airport. She subscribes to the magazine but bought it at the airport because of the famous personalities and articles mentioned on the front cover.

  • Army National Guard Urges Motorcycle Safety

    Mar 18, 2008

    Capt. Will Germann was lucky. When he fell off his motorcycle after riding too fast and skidded for 25 yards, he slid onto the sidewalk so oncoming traffic didnAca,!a,,ct hit him. He was wearing a helmet so he didnAca,!a,,ct lose the skin on his face.

  • Combat Stress and PTSD: Knowing the Difference

    Mar 18, 2008

    For thousands of Soldiers returning home this spring, homecoming and reintegrating with Family and friends will be more challenging than hugs and parades, the result of stress that begins in-theater.

  • West Point Sponsors High School Ethics Conference

    Mar 18, 2008

    Some 122 juniors from 28 northern Virginia high schools gathered last week at George Mason University to discuss ethics and leadership development under the sponsorship of the West Point class of 1979 and the West Point Society of DC.

  • West Point Leadership Conference

    Mar 18, 2008

    Senior West Point Cadet Travis Haigler speaks with high school juniors on the importance of Aca,!A"doing the right thingAca,!A? at the West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference for Northern Virginia High Schools held at George Mason University March 13.

  • Keeping Precious Cargo Safe

    Mar 17, 2008

    The Soldier of Headquarters Support Company, Task Force Dragon, Fort Bragg, N.C., provide convoy security for select servicemember and civilian passengers traveling through Baghdad.

  • Rapid Equipping Force Partners With D.C. High School

    Mar 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, March 14, 2008) -- The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Rapid Equipping Force has renewed its partnership with Washington, D.C.Aca,!a,,cs, Ballou Senior High School to support a team of students as they gear up to participate in the annual FIRST Regional Robotics Competition.

  • Americans Tackle 500-year-old Belgian Tradition

    Mar 14, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" For more than 500 years, ChiAfA..vres residents have been extending the Aca,!A"Fat TuesdayAca,!A? party by playing Crossage on Ash Wednesday.

  • Army Family Covenant Saves Schweinfurt Families Thousands

    Mar 14, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" When measuring an impact of the Army Family Covenant here, one big number jumps out: $25,548.

  • Enlisted Aides Support Mission Behind Scenes

    Mar 13, 2008

    If the general looks sharp in his uniform, they'll beam with pride. If the admiral's official quarters are clean and orderly, they'll gladly take credit. And if the ambassador to Japan is floored by the hors d'oeuvres, the hospitality knockout is all theirs.

  • Culinary Arts Competition Heats Up

    Mar 13, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top chefs gathered at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, here this week to trade recipes, techniques, join the Culinary Arts Team and become better chefs.

  • Jessica Simpson Joins the Army

    Mar 12, 2008

    Singer-actress Jessica Simpson may not be a major movie star yet, but troops in Kuwait flocked to see her latest film, Aca,!A"Major Movie Star,Aca,!A? when a free screening was offered Monday at Camp Buehring.

  • Schofield Soldier Receives Medal for Act of Heroism

    Mar 12, 2008

    Driving upon the scene of a horrific accident and finding a lone victim near death is a tragic scenario no one wants to encounter. For one Schofield Soldier, that scenario became a reality July 30, 2006.

  • Army Educator Helping African Students

    Mar 11, 2008

    Deployed to Africa, in a sliver of a country between Somalia and Ethiopia, an education counselor from Camp Darby, Italy, is assisting students beyond the fence perimeter.

  • White Sands Testing New Laser Devices

    Mar 11, 2008

    A new series of laser aiming and illumination devices for Soldiers' weapons are now being tested at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Chaplain Assistant Jumps into Women's History

    Mar 11, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Monica J. Dixon, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq chaplain sergeant major, is the first female chaplain assistant to achieve jumpmaster status.

  • White Sands Testing New Weapons to Counter IEDs

    Mar 10, 2008

    Science fiction is becoming reality at the Joint Directed Energy Test Site at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The site, currently undergoing an expansion, is being used to test and evaluate new directed-energy weapons designed to detect and destroy Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • Paratrooper Saves French Soldier's Life

    Mar 10, 2008

    Spc. Nicholas Colgin heard the call for Aca,!A"medicAca,!A? and responded by running through sporadic enemy fire to a wounded French soldier. Hospital officials said ColginAca,!a,,cs actions ultimately saved the French soldierAca,!a,,cs life.

  • Chaplain assistant jumps into women's history

    Mar 8, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Monica J. Dixon, an Ashville, N.C., native, Multi-National Corps-Iraq chaplain sergeant major, is the first female chaplain assistant to achieve jumpmaster status.

  • Army Wins at Lehigh in Overtime, Drops Semifinal to American U

    Mar 7, 2008

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. Aca,!" Josh Miller scored a career-high 25 points, including 19 after halftime, to lead the fifth-seeded Army menAca,!a,,cs basketball team to a come-from-behind, 64-61 overtime victory against No. 4 Lehigh at Stabler Arena on Wednesday, March 5 in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament.

  • Army Salutes Last Doughboy

    Mar 7, 2008

    The last American known to have served in France during World War I was on hand to help Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren unveil a new portrait exhibit at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • The Last Doughboy

    Mar 7, 2008

    Former Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, age 107, the last of the American 4.7 million doughboys who fought in World War I, was saluted by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren at a portrait-exhibit dedication at the Pentagon March 6. In 2006, photographer David DeJonge set out to document AmericaAca,!a,,cs remaining World War I veterans. He has donated his collection of nine portraits to the Pentagon, where they will remain on permanent display.

  • New Combat Chow Options Previewed at Pentagon

    Mar 6, 2008

    Retired Soldiers, modern day warfighters, television news reporters and Department of Defense civilians lined up March 5 to get a little taste of life in the combat zone.

  • Senior Leaders Seek Stronger Bonds at Home

    Mar 6, 2008

    Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Living Successfully: Making the Most of Long Separations

    Mar 6, 2008

    Friends, yoga, a family support group, online courses, England and a toddler lifted a new Army wife out of her funk when her husband went to war.

  • Bagram Airfield Hosts International Women's Day

    Mar 5, 2008

    WomenAca,!a,,cs history month kicked off with a celebration of International WomenAca,!a,,cs Day here March 3. International WomenAca,!a,,cs Day is an official holiday held every March 8 in 23 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia to commemorate the economic, political and social struggles and achievements of women worldwide.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers lined up inside the 704th Brigade Support Battalion's motor pool Feb. 7 to donate blood and help fellow battle buddies currently deployed to Iraq.

  • Editorial: Covenant Delivering on Promises

    Mar 4, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Spurred by increased funding received under the Army Family Covenant, your installation Army Community Service will now be fully staffed for the first time in recent memory, and better prepared than ever to serve the needs of commanders, Soldiers and Families. But ACS needs you to cast a vote Aca,!A| with your feet.

  • Infantry Company Hosts 'GI Jane Day'

    Mar 3, 2008

    Alpha Company, 1-6th Infantry had a rash of officer and NCO impersonators, replete with gross uniform violations, in their training area Feb. 28. It was all for a good cause, though, and the military police did not have to be summoned to make arrests.

  • Being Productive Helps Warriors in Transition

    Mar 3, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" The Bamberg Warrior Transition Unit is looking beyond the physical injury in addressing the mind, spirit and heart of each injured Soldier by incorporating part-time work into their daily routines.

  • Soldiers Get 'Xtreme' Start to Army Career

    Mar 3, 2008

    Twenty future Soldiers entered the fighting cage at the Xtreme Fighting Championship Mixed Martial Arts Salute to Our Armed Forces Sunday, and raised their hands to support a different kind of fight.

  • Mission to Heal in Focus for Photographer

    Feb 29, 2008

    On the path to healing, Spc. Andrew Heward has found comfort in a lifelong passion for photography. Heward is one of nearly 50 Warriors in Transition assigned to Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs WT unit while recovering from injuries. With their mission focused on healing, the Soldiers also make use of their time engaged in tasks supporting organizations throughout post.

  • Endurance Runner Named Army Male Athlete of Year

    Feb 29, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, now serving in Kuwait, was named the 2007 Army Male Athlete of the Year Thursday evening.

  • Alaska Guard's Partnership with Mongolia Flourishes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Sprawling territory, extreme cold and rich natural resources are among shared conditions that have created a perfect marriage for Alaska and Mongolia in the National GuardAca,!a,,cs State Partnership Program.

  • Future Combat Vehicles to be Hybrid Electric

    Feb 28, 2008

    The firing platform for the Mounted Combat System 120mm cannon vehicle will start coming off the production line this winter.

  • Martin Finishes 16th in Milestone 700th Career Cup Start

    Feb 27, 2008

    Mark Martin and the No. 8 Principal Financial Group/U.S. Army team fought to a 16th-place finish in MondayAca,!a,,cs rain-delayed Auto Club 500.

  • Retamozzo Returns to Ring at Armed Forces Boxing

    Feb 26, 2008

    National Guard Sgt. Cherri Retamozzo returned from a four-year hiatus from the ring to win two bouts in the 2008 Armed Forces Boxing Championships Feb. 5-7 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Soldiers Vie for Olympic Shooting Slots

    Feb 26, 2008

    Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit are trying out this weekend for the 2008 Olympic Team.

  • Former Soldier Revisits Times With Elvis

    Feb 26, 2008

    FRIEDBERG, Germany Aca,!" A walk through of Friedberg and Ray Barracks by a recent visitor brought back memories of time spent with fellow Soldier Sgt. Elvis Presley.

  • Tripler's Scenic View Includes Glimpse of Military Medicine's Future

    Feb 25, 2008

    High above the shimmering Honolulu skyline flanked by Diamond Head crater in clear sight to the east, perhaps a more impressive view from the hospital atop Moanalua Ridge is inside an unassuming office on the sixth floor and offers a glimpse into the future of military medicine. Doctors in the intensive care unit here are using telemedicine technology called Aca,!A"electronic ICU,Aca,!A? or eICU, to care for critically ill patients at U.S. military bases thousands of miles across the Pacific, helping save lives and reduce medical evacuation costs in the process.

  • Guardsman to Compete in Alaska's Iditarod

    Feb 25, 2008

    A Tennessee Army National Guard Soldier will become the first Tennessean in history to compete in Alaska's 2008 Iditarod, billed as "The World's Last Great Race."

  • Soldiers Fix Schools, Smiles in Balikatan 08

    Feb 25, 2008

    Philippine and American Soldiers pounded nails, spread tar and painted walls to fix schools and checked mouths and pulled teeth to fix some smiles during a combination dental and engineering civic action program near Fort Magsaysay in the Philippines Friday.

  • Soldier's Motorcycle Design Wins TV Contest

    Feb 22, 2008

    A Aca,!A"chopperAca,!A? designed by an Illinois National Guard Soldier was featured on Orange County Choppers, a popular television show specializing in custom motorcycle design.

  • Civil War Cast Recalls Roots of Diversity

    Feb 21, 2008

    Guests to the Pentagon Feb. 26 are in for a surprise Aca,!" a performance by key players in the Civil War, including Gen. Ulysses Grant, in commemoration of African-American History Month.

  • Drill Team, Color Guard Dazzle Crowd at Daytona 500

    Feb 20, 2008

    The United States Army Drill Team wowed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing fans with a 15-minute performance before the start of the 50th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Army Wrestlers Match World's Best

    Feb 20, 2008

    Army wrestlers earned two silver medals and a bronze at the 2008 Dave Schultz Memorial International wrestling competition at the U.S. Olympic Training Center over the weekend.

  • Inside Look at Wiesbaden's WTU

    Feb 20, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Capt. Madalyn Melin was frustrated. Attempting to make yet another medical appointment, she was at the point of giving up.

  • National Guard Car Finishes 9th, U.S. Army Car 31st in Daytona 500

    Feb 19, 2008

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet to 9th place as Mark Martin finished 31st in the U.S. Army Chevrolet at the 50th running of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Pushing Men out of Planes Kept Him in Army

    Feb 15, 2008

    Back in 1971, then 2nd Lt. Jim Campbell began paying off the four years of Army service debt he incurred when he accepted an ROTC scholarship.

  • USO Drives to Connect Deployed Troops with Valentines

    Feb 14, 2008

    The USO of Hampton Roads, Va., did their part to keep loved ones who are separated by overseas deployments close this ValentineAca,!a,,cs Day, by collecting recycled cell phones for Soldiers.

  • War College Previews Future Robotics

    Feb 13, 2008

    The U.S. Army War College Robotics Day Feb. 12 was an opportunity for future leaders to see emerging technology.

  • Army Demonstrates Training Tools to Congress

    Feb 13, 2008

    Several of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest techno training tools were displayed on Capitol Hill last week, including a life-size medical mannequin that can blink, tear, salivate and even show allergic reactions, and a real-time language translator SoldierAca,!a,,cs wear on their wrist that will speak

  • All-Army Team Extends Dominance in Armed Forces Boxing

    Feb 13, 2008

    The All-Army Boxing Team secured seven individual gold medals en route to winning its 17th consecutive team title in the Armed Forces Boxing Championships Feb. 4-7. Heavyweight Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman and superheavyweight Staff Sgt. Andrew Shepherd, both members of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, quieted a raucous, Marine Corps-partisan crowd at Goettge Memorial Field House during the final two bouts, both of which were stopped early by the referee.

  • 'Bone Crushers' Help Build Homes

    Feb 13, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Combat troops who served their country for more than a year in Iraq could not be asked to give any more than they already have, but one company of selfless Soldiers continues to give.

  • Valentine's Day finds Soldiers investing in more than flowers

    Feb 12, 2008

    Being away doesnAca,!a,,ct mean Soldiers canAca,!a,,ct stay close to loved ones at home. With ValentineAca,!a,,cs Day around the corner, Rakkasans at Patrol Base Yusifiyah are coming up with ways to show those at home how much they care.

  • Busting Myths of Promotion Boards

    Feb 12, 2008

    In the late spring of 2007, I was contacted by the Aca,!A"ArmyAca,!A? via e-mail to determine my availability to sit on a selection board for senior members of our Army non-commissioned officers corps.

  • Blind Warrior Training for Boston Marathon

    Feb 12, 2008

    Although he no longer has his sight, 1st Lt. Ivan Castro doesnAca,!a,,ct believe in it placing limitations on himself.

  • All-Army Soccer Team Wins Silver Medal

    Feb 12, 2008

    Second Lt. Andrew Filauro and Staff Sgt. Titus Kamau led the All-Army men's team to a silver medal in the 2008 Armed Forces Soccer Championship Tournament Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

  • New Twist On Old Story: Dog Eats Military Records

    Feb 11, 2008

    ST. LOUIS (Army News Service, Feb. 11, 2008) -- Teachers have heard it innumerable times from children who decided to play outside instead of knuckling down, but now it was a grown man lamenting the actions of his Aca,!A"best friend.Aca,!A?

  • Guard Car Wins Daytona's Shootout, Martin Takes 8th

    Feb 11, 2008

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. saluted National Guardsmen and women worldwide after winning the Budweiser Shootout Feb. 9 at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Making His No. 8 Debut, Martin Finishes 8th In Daytona's Shootout

    Feb 11, 2008

    Mark Martin finished eighth in the Budweiser Shootout, Feb. 9, after picking up four positions in the final three laps. It was MartinAca,!a,,cs 20th- consecutive start and 21st overall in the all-star event, which also marked his debut with the No. 8 on his U.S. Army Chevrolet.

  • Arkansas Guard promotes first African-American general

    Feb 7, 2008

    On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus defied the Supreme Court, calling in the Arkansas National Guard to prevent nine African American students from entering Little RockAca,!a,,cs Central High School. At the time, there were no African Americans in the Arkansas National Guard.

  • Troops Help Tribe Stabilize California Landslide

    Feb 7, 2008

    National Guard troops joined members of the Hoopa Indian Reservation to work on an engineering project designed to stabilize a hill and remove dirt from a major landslide in northern California.

  • Korean Lunar New Year Brings Families Together

    Feb 5, 2008

    Korea has two different New Year's days and Feb. 7 is celebrated as Lunar New Year, the first day of the lunar calendar, called "Sul Nal."

  • Wounded Warrior Inspires Giants at Super Bowl

    Feb 4, 2008

    When the New York Giants upset the New England PatriotsAca,!a,,c perfect season in the last two minutes of SundayAca,!a,,cs Super Bowl, they did it with one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs own as an honorary teammate.

  • Former Giant Cheers Team from Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2008

    Among Soldiers watching the Super Bowl during the early morning hours Monday at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, was a former New York Giants player, Lt. Col. Nate Rivers.

  • Dolomite Peaks Challenge Soldiers Training for Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2008

    Amongst the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Italian Dolomites, U.S. Army Europe Soldiers are training alongside Italian troops, learning to survive a cold-weather environment.

  • Medical Team Restores Sight for Honduras's Needy

    Feb 1, 2008

    A U.S. military medical team has performed more than 170 eye surgeries and restored sight to many people who hadnAca,!a,,ct seen in years at Hospital del Sur, Choluteca, Honduras as part of a Medical Readiness Education and Training Exercise.

  • All-Army Boxing Championships Conclude at Huachuca

    Jan 30, 2008

    Boxing fans from throughout southern Arizona filled Barnes Field House Friday night to watch the championship bouts of the 2008 All Army Boxing Championships.

  • Army Spouse Writes About Deployment Struggles

    Jan 30, 2008

    When Soldiers march off to war, so do their spouses, writes one Army spouse in her new book. They fight to stay connected with their Soldiers across miles and distance, and to survive on their own.

  • Sgt. Stevens Named 'America's Choice'

    Jan 30, 2008

    Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Jill StevensAca,!a,,c quest to capture the crown as the 80th Miss America ended with a flurry of pushups on the stage of the nationally-televised pageant Saturday, Jan. 26.

  • Soldier Show Needs Soldier-Performers, Technicians

    Jan 29, 2008

    For those who missed the December deadline for an audition in the 2008 U.S. Army Soldier Show, now is the time to contact director Tim Higdon. Audition spaces are still available for the 2008 season.

  • Wounded Warriors Take Healing Process Outdoors

    Jan 29, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" They say that fishing is good for the soul. Even renowned guitarist Eric Clapton is known to relax by wading the fly-fishing streams of Wales.

  • Army Arts and Crafts Contest Spotlights Winners

    Jan 28, 2008

    More than 200 Soldiers, including those serving in Iraq and Kuwait, Civilians, Family members and MWR patrons from 39 garrisons generated 530 entries in the 2007 Army Arts and Crafts Contest. Crafts were entered in 2D and 3D categories in ceramics, drawings, fibers and textiles, glass, metals and jewelry, oil-base painting, water-base painting, wood, and mixed media and further divided into novice and accomplished artist divisions.

  • All-Army Soccer Team Visits Pentagon

    Jan 25, 2008

    Only in the Army would a soccer player go directly from the battlefield to the playing field.

  • As Surge Deployment Winds Down, Paratroopers Reflect

    Jan 25, 2008

    Most of ShaAca,!a,,cab was still sleeping as a Humvee weaved its way through the neighborhoodAca,!a,,cs maze-like streets early one frigid, January morning. Commanding the patrol was 1st Lt. Austin DziengelewskiAca,!a,,cs platoon of paratroopers from 2nd Battalion Aca,!A"The White Falcons,Aca,!A? 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment. The patrol was on their way to a squatter village in the area, where displaced families were living in makeshift tents. With the temperatures dropping below freezing at night, the paratroopers were worried people in the camps might freeze to death. The platoonAca,!a,,cs mission was to find them and see what help they needed.

  • Army Family Member Competing for Miss America

    Jan 24, 2008

    There will be one Miss America viewer this weekend whoAca,!a,,cs hoping that victory started at Fort Jackson.

  • 'The Sarge' Readies for NHRA Top Fuel Season

    Jan 24, 2008

    With the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series campaign less than a month away, Army Top Fuel driver Tony Aca,!A"The SargeAca,!A? Schumacher is already figuring on another edge-of-your-seat type of season.

  • Last Jump: XVIII Airborne Corps Heads Out Door

    Jan 23, 2008

    The XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion performed its last pre-deployment jump Jan. 15 at Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg - heading out the door of a C-130 high-performance aircraft before heading to Baghdad.

  • BOSS Program Helping More Than Single Soldiers

    Jan 23, 2008

    Aca,!A"I remember my first experience representing the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program at the Army Family Action Plan conference,Aca,!A? said Marlon Martin, now manager of the Army-wide BOSS program.

  • Martin Luther King Colleague Recalls Struggle

    Jan 22, 2008

  • Recruiter Can Take a 'Buck' and That's no 'Bull'

    Jan 22, 2008

    Eight seconds may not seem like a long span of time Aca,!" unless you are riding a 2,000-pound tornado with horns Aca,!" then it feels like an eternity.

  • Army Game's Medic Training Helps Save Two Lives

    Jan 22, 2008

    A longtime player of the game Aca,!A"AmericaAca,!a,,cs ArmyAca,!A? became a first responder following a car accident in November when he employed the life-saving techniques he learned by playing the video game.

  • MEDEVAC Crews Brave Enemy Fire to Save Soldiers

    Jan 22, 2008

    Aero-medical evacuation crews from Task Force Marne faced enemy gunfire to deliver five injured Soldiers to safety on Jan. 18.

  • Book Lists Ways to Strengthen Military Families

    Jan 22, 2008

    On military bases and in towns and cities across America, servicemembers and their spouses are quietly waging their own war, the war to keep their Families together in spite of the stresses of extended and repeated deployments.

  • 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.


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