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  • 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.

  • Commentary: Civilian Employer 'Does It Right' for Reserve Soldier

    Mar 28, 2008

    In 2003, my Reserve unit was called to active duty to support the training efforts at Fort Jackson, S.C. Being the first sergeant at the time, I was told to report within two hours of the notification.

  • Students Wow Army with InSITEful Inventions

    Mar 28, 2008

    The once blue and white-themed elementary gymnasium was reminiscent of a carnival, as colorful projects and posters hid the wooden floors at the annual Student Invention Through Education competition Feb. 29 in West Long Branch. The work of 50 young inventors from Betty McElmon School and Frank Antonides Middle School was displayed as students waited for judges to critique their work in the competition.

  • MWR Offers Wii Warrior Challenge

    Mar 28, 2008

    The "Wii Warrior Challenge" provides an opportunity for adult Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons to compete in a Superstars type of competition with other gaming aficionados on 25 Army installations.

  • Commentary: Drinking + Driving = Dangerously Dumb

    Mar 28, 2008

    During a recent church service, our chaplain asked us to pray for a Fort Belvoir family whose brother had come to visit. During the brother's stay, he was killed by a drunk driver.

  • NDIA Selects Army Testers of Year

    Mar 27, 2008

    The National Defense Industrial Association recognized the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top military, civilian and contract tester-evaluators for their 2007 contributions to the warfighter at a Pentagon ceremony yesterday. The recipients were selected on the basis of their scope of responsibilities, specific 2007 contributions and sustained long-term performance. A panel of executives and officers from the Army Test and Evaluation Command and the Army Test and Evaluation Management Agency made the selections:

  • Homefront Spouse Fills Void with Work, Study, Volunteering

    Mar 27, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" True to her belief that Aca,!A"life doesnAca,!a,,ct happen to you, you happen to life,Aca,!A? Jordan Talbot didnAca,!a,,ct put her two lives on hold when her husband deployed to Afghanistan in April 2007.

  • Seminars arm parents, kids for successful school transitions

    Mar 26, 2008

    U.S. Forces Korea brought trainers from the Military Child Education Coalition to Korea to share information, strategies and resources with parents on school transition issues.

  • Cavalry Grants Wish to 5-year-old Patient

    Mar 26, 2008

    Through the Make-A-Wish foundation, 5-year-old Gaven Cox took a break from his battle with cancer to "Soldier up" with members of the 1st Cavalry Division for a mission March 20.

  • Partnership Brings DoD Flu Shots to Pacific Islands

    Mar 26, 2008

    An ongoing partnership between the U.S. Army, local airlines and other federal and non-governmental agencies yielded the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs entire stock of excess seasonal influenza vaccinations to benefit U.S.-affiliated islands in the Pacific March 24.

  • Soldier Fights for Options in Autism Care

    Mar 24, 2008

    Lt. Col. Scott Campbell seems to defy the laws of physics. His family life hints (if not proves outright) that true perpetual motion is a possibility.

  • Army Attorney Remembers Civil Rights Revolution

    Mar 24, 2008

    Many people use Black History Month as a time to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of the black experience as part of the national fabric.

  • 25th Annual Soldier Show to Give Taste of Baghdad

    Mar 24, 2008

    The cast and crew of the U.S. Army Soldier Show will emphasize their working motto of Aca,!A"entertainment for the Soldier, by the SoldierAca,!A? in a simulated deployed setting to celebrate the showAca,!a,,cs 25th anniversary, which will open April 11 at the Wallace Theater here.

  • 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."