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  • 1st Inf. Div. Spouse Pens Book on Army Wives

    Aug 27, 2007

    Hoping to share the everyday moments of ordinary Army wives, Janelle Mock penned the book, "Portraits of the Toughest Job in the Army: Voices and Faces of Modern Army Wives."

  • Aric Almirola Fights Through Adversity at Bristol

    Aug 27, 2007

    Starting at the rear of the field plus a lack of early cautions handicapped Aric Almirola in Saturday night's Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The end result was a 36th-place finish for the 23-year-old driver, who was making his second career Cup start and his first with the U.S. Army race team.

  • Army Curators Study History at Fort Sam Houston

    Aug 24, 2007

    More than 30 museum curators, senior staff members and museum technicians from Army museums nationwide met at Fort Sam HoustonAca,!a,,cs Army Medical Department Museum Aug. 14 for the first Basic Curatorial Methods Training course in almost five years.

  • Army Football Sets Military Appreciation Day

    Aug 24, 2007

    The Army Athletic Association will kick off the football season with Military Appreciation Day during West PointAca,!a,,cs Sept. 8 contest against Rhode Island at historic Michie Stadium.

  • After-Army Review: Two Former Soldiers Tell How Army Life Helped Them

    Aug 23, 2007

    ItAca,!a,,cs something nearly every Soldier will face sooner or later: transitioning from the Army to civilian life. Whether they choose to do so after seven years or 27, the changes in lifestyle and environment can conjure up every emotion in the book. Regardless of what they go on to do, many say their time in the Army more than prepared them for what they tackled next.

  • Army NASCAR Team Faces Tough Outing at Michigan

    Aug 22, 2007

    One of the longest weekends in NASCAR history culminated in a frustrating ending for Mark Martin and the U.S. Army Race Team. Running in the 16th position all the way to mid-point of Tuesday's Nextel Cup race at Michigan International Speedway here, Mr. MartinAca,!a,,cs 01 Army Chevrolet began to smoke heavily, bringing out the third caution of the race. Mr. Martin and the team were forced to take the car behind the wall for an hour to repair a broken rear seal in the engine before the Army driver returned to the track. A few turns around the track and his race day ended when the engine called it quits on lap 170 of 200. He finished 42nd.

  • Soldiers Rescue Women from Fire, Awarded Soldiers Medal

    Aug 21, 2007

    Two 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers were awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest peacetime honor, for saving an elderly woman and her handicapped daughter from a burning apartment in Uijeongbu, Korea last year.

  • Soldier's Second Olympic Boxing Bid Could be Last Hurrah in Ring

    Aug 21, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Mahlon Kerwick has dedicated his Olympic dream to his Family.

  • Army Chef Inducted into Top Culinary Society

    Aug 21, 2007

    The American Academy of Chefs inducted Chief Warrant Officer 4 David J. Longstaff, senior mission command food advisor and a certified executive chef, into their honor society July 20 at the Marriott Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

  • MWR 'Dress the Dog' Contest Offers Prizes for Multiple Purchasers

    Aug 21, 2007

    There is still time to qualify for a chance to win a 2008 Ford Mustang, an all-inclusive, five-night stay at Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., or Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany, one of five $100 gift cards to military exchanges and commissaries, various electronic products or a mountain bike.

  • Fort Hood Spouse Featured on Famous Cereal Box

    Aug 20, 2007

    Robin Crouse was bashful at first about having a costarring role with breakfast star Tony the Tiger.

  • Army Cooks Take the Cake in 'Iron Chef' Competition

    Aug 20, 2007

    Food service personnel of the 3rd Infantry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team competed in their own version of the Iron Chef competition here Aug. 16.

  • Schumacher Exits in First Round, Rain Delays Motorcycle Action

    Aug 20, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The SargeAca,!A? Schumacher, dropped a first round encounter to Doug Foley here Sunday in the Toyo Tires Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

  • 'Biggest Losers' Strut Their Slimmer Stuff

    Aug 17, 2007

    After a lifelong struggle with her weight, it only took six months for a military spouse and mother of five to lose 27 pounds and gain a hefty new title Aca,!" Fort Sam HoustonAca,!a,,cs Biggest Loser.

  • Father Helps Son Continue Family's 175 Years in Army

    Aug 17, 2007

    For the Day family, military service is a family tradition Aca,!" and has been since the Revolutionary War. When you add up all the years of military service for the Day family, it reaches to 175 years.

  • Walk a Mile for a Soldier

    Aug 17, 2007

    Soldier-mom Marcia Hawkins and nine others will start a seven day, 400-mile walk from Deerfield, Mass., to Washington, D.C., Sunday to let AmericaAca,!a,,cs military know the country appreciates their service Aca,!" whatever branch, wherever stationed.

  • New Chinook Unveiled at Fort Campbell

    Aug 17, 2007

    Aviation history was made at Fort Campbell Wednesday as a newly designed CH-47 Chinook helicopter was officially ushered into operation.

  • Camp Lets Kids of Deployed Parents be Kids

    Aug 16, 2007

    Aca,!A"He had to save us. He had to save all of us,Aca,!A? said 10-year-old Savana Bucklewn of her fatherAca,!a,,cs three-year deployment to Iraq, a deployment so long she didnAca,!a,,ct recognize him when he did come home.

  • Book Helps Military Spouses Create Lives of Their Own

    Aug 16, 2007

    They have one of the toughest jobs in the military and they do it without pay, without leave and often without thanks.

  • Army's 'Best Warrior' NCO Advises Competitors

    Aug 16, 2007

    Winning the Army's Best Warrior NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition brings recognition and respect.

  • Army Captain Scores Rare Win in 4th Circuit Gun Case

    Aug 16, 2007

    A third-year law student at Wake Forest University accomplished what no other criminal appellate lawyer in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has managed: She won a reversal of a 15-year conviction for a felon in possession of a firearm based on the defense the possession was justified.

  • JPAC Recovers Possible Remains, Personal Effects in Laos

    Aug 15, 2007

    Four recovery teams from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command recently completed JPACAca,!a,,cs 100th recovery mission in the Lao PeopleAca,!a,,cs Democratic Republic, recovering possible human remains and personal effects.

  • Employer Support Recognized by Reserve-Component Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2007

    Challenged by the loss of employees, civilian employers of National Guard and Reserve Soldiers endure sacrifice in a time of war that only a Soldier could understand.

  • Communication is Key for Children of Deploying Parents

    Aug 15, 2007

    Deployments are tough on military Families, especially children.

  • Army Chief of Staff Visits Soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Aug 14, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. administered the oath of enlistment to 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers in Iraq Sunday after spending time with troops in Afghanistan last week.

  • Pool Therapy Keeps 'Black Jack' Soldiers in the Fight

    Aug 14, 2007

    With the opening of Montpetit Pool here last month, Soldiers from the 2nd Aca,!A"Black JackAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have had a daily escape from the summer heat.

  • America's Army to Launch New Game

    Aug 13, 2007

    America's Army will declare war on the fictional country of Ganzia Sept. 27 when it launches "True Soldiers" for X-Box 360, the latest evolution of the popular Army-sponsored computer game.

  • Soldiers Rescue Boy from Well

    Aug 13, 2007

    Multinational Division Aca,!" Baghdad Soldiers rescued a 2-year-old Iraqi boy from a dry well located near his familyAca,!a,,cs residence Aug. 9.

  • Army Couple Helps Injured at I-35 Bridge

    Aug 13, 2007

    Disasters often result in pain, crippling injuries and death. But they can also bring out the best in people.

  • 'Black Jack' Soldier Signs Record Deal

    Aug 13, 2007

    Growing up in the Mission District of San Francisco, Calif., Pfc. Marco Sanchez always dreamed of a music career.

  • Accident Spoils Regan Smith's Nextel Cup Homecoming

    Aug 13, 2007

    Regan Smith was an early victim in Sunday's Nextel Cup Aca,!EoewreckfestAca,!a,,c at Watkins Glen International. The U.S. Army driver, who grew up near the historic road course, was involved in an accident on Lap 21 of 90, which resulted in a 37th place finish.

  • Army NHRA Drivers Taken Out in First Round

    Aug 13, 2007

    U.S. Army NHRA drivers, Tony Aca,!A"The SargeAca,!A? Schumacher, Angelle Sampey and Antron Brown, all lost in the first round of eliminations here Sunday in the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

  • Arkansas Guardsman Awarded Silver Star

    Aug 13, 2007

    Capt. John F. VanlandinghamAca,!a,,cs mission for Operation Iraqi Freedom was to train Iraqi National Guard troops to defend their country. When insurgents attacked the convoy he and his comrades were traveling in, Capt. Vanlandingham ignored his own personal safety to save the lives of several ING troops by venturing numerous times into the kill zone to help them escape.

  • Soldier Collects Toys for Iraqi Children

    Aug 9, 2007

    Before she deployed, Spc. Diana Sokol listened to Soldiers tell stories about how Iraqi children asked them for soccer balls and other items. She saw photos of kids in the city with virtually nothing but the clothes on their back, and she knew she would take action once deployed.

  • MWR Sponsors Long Drive Championship, Winner Takes $10K

    Aug 9, 2007

    Golfers are driving for dough at more than two dozen Army installations during the 2007 Military Long Drive Championships presented by Cadbury Schweppes and one big hitter will walk off with $10,000 and bragging rights as the 2007 Military Long Driver. In conjunction with the 2007 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships, 25 Army installations are hosting local qualifiers open to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers through Sept. 4.

  • Artist Creates Giant Rendition of Purple Heart Medal

    Aug 8, 2007

    When Gen. George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal in 1872, he probably never envisioned it would be so huge. Literally.

  • Readiness Assistants Already Helping Army Families

    Aug 8, 2007

    Army leadership assured that more emphasis would be placed on Family readiness last month as Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. directed that $100 million be immediately applied to Family programs Army-wide.

  • Soldier Earns Berth in World Rowing Championships

    Aug 8, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program rower Capt. Matt Smith has earned a berth in the 2007 International Federation of Rowing AssociationsAca,!a,,c World Championships slated for Aug. 26 through Sept. 2 in Munich, Germany. Capt. Smith teamed with Simon Carcagno to win the lightweight menAca,!a,,cs pair event with a time of 6 minutes, 42.8 seconds for 2,000 meters at the world championships trials Aug. 2 on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J

  • Soldiers Help Iraqi Boy Get Surgery

    Aug 8, 2007

    Soldiers have answered the prayers of an Iraqi boy and his parents in Hollandia.

  • Troops in Iraq Take Part in Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

    Aug 7, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here managed to attend the 67th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D. Well, not exactly. But thanks to a live satellite feed and the ability to watch events at the rally via streaming video, the Ironhorse Soldiers had the next best thing to being at the extravaganza, which draws more than a 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts each year to the small town with a population of about 6,000 people.

  • Army Chief of Staff, Wife Talk Family Readiness in Hawaii

    Aug 6, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife, Sheila, witnessed the immediate impact of new Family support initiatives here Friday.

  • Walter Reed Names Building After Fallen Combat Medic

    Aug 6, 2007

    About 50 family members, friends and fellow Soldiers of Cpl. Angelo J. Vaccaro, an Army medic killed in Afghanistan, gathered for a dedication ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as Aca,!A"Building 38Aca,!A? was renamed Aca,!A"Vaccaro Hall.Aca,!A?

  • Mark Martin Solid With Another Top-10 Finish

    Aug 6, 2007

    For the second week in a row and the ninth time this season, Mark Martin took the checkered flag with a top-10 finish.

  • Soldier Wins Pan Am Games Silver Medal in Greco-Roman Wrestling

    Aug 3, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and former world champion wrestler Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers won a silver medal in the 120-kilogram Greco-Roman division July 24 at XV Pan American Games Rio 2007. "In the big scheme of things, medaling is always good, but not for me," said Staff Sgt. Byers, who lost a 1-1, 2-1 decision in the gold-medal match to arch-rival Mijail Lopez of Cuba. "There's a lesson to be learned in whatever happened, but I still think I was supposed to win this one and I dropped the ball.

  • Soldier Wins Bronze Medal in Boxing at Pan Am Games

    Aug 3, 2007

    Two-time reigning U.S. national light heavyweight champion boxer Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Downs won a bronze medal at XV Pan American Games Rio 2007. Sgt. 1st Class Downs lost an 8-5 decision to Yuciel Napoles of Cuba in the semifinals of the 81-kilogram weight class July 24 at Riocentro Convention Center. Hescored the first point of the four-round bout but struggled throughout to get inside against the sturdy Cuban counter-puncher. The score was tied at 1 after the first round. Mr. Napoles won the second and third rounds by identical scores of 3-0 and took a 7-1 lead into the fourth and final 2-minute round.

  • Daughter Accepts Silver Star Her World War I Nurse Mother Earned

    Aug 2, 2007

    While Army nurse Linnie Leckrone was patching up wounded Soldiers in France on the front lines of World War I, she most likely wasn't thinking that her actions one day would merit the military's third-highest award for valor in the face of the enemy.

  • Schumacher Wins Second Straight Race, Fourth of Season

    Jul 30, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony Aca,!A"The SargeAca,!A? Schumacher won his second straight race and his fourth of the season here yesterday in the FRAM-Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway. In Pro Stock Motorcycles, U.S. Army Suzuki riders Angelle Sampey and Antron Brown were ousted in the opening round of eliminations.

  • Martin Makes Strong Comeback to Finish Sixth at Indy

    Jul 30, 2007

    Mark Martin overcame a broken gear and a speeding penalty to finish sixth in yesterdayAca,!a,,cs running of the Allstate 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The strong performance added to Mr. Martin's impressive record at the famed Brickyard. It was his ninth top-10 finish in 14 starts at the 2.5-mile oval. Aca,!A"I just want to thank Rick Hendrick and Hendrick Motorsports. IAca,!a,,cve never had a motor that ran like that in my whole life," said the 48-year-old Army-sponsored driver.

  • CSA Recognizes Recruiting Missions Met

    Jul 27, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey visited Mechanicsburg, Pa., Recruiting Station today to congratulate recruiters on reaching their yearly recruiting mission six months ahead of schedule.

  • 'Sesame Street' Deployment Show Nominated for Emmy

    Jul 27, 2007

    A television special that looks closely at challenges military Families face when a parent is deployed has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding ChildrenAca,!a,,cs Program.

  • Professional Fighters Share Techniques with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jul 26, 2007

    Four Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stars concluded a four-day visit to service members earlier this week at Camp Vance in Afghanistan.

  • Soldier Secures Olympic Berth at Pan Am Games

    Jul 26, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete 1st Lt. Mickey Kelly secured a berth in the 2008 Olympic Games with a third-place finish in the women's modern pentathlon July 23rd at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007.

  • TV Show Recounts Military Subsistence History

    Jul 25, 2007

    FORT LEE, Va. -- In researching the evolution of military subsistence, producers of the Food Network show, Aca,!A"The Secret Life OfAca,!A|,Aca,!A? looked no further than the U.S. military in finding the worldAca,!a,,cs best-fed fighting force. That trail led them to the heart of military subsistence, the Quartermaster Center and School, where military members and civilians have been engaged the past 47 years in keeping warriorAca,!a,,cs minds off their stomachs and on the mission.

  • Camaraderie Runs Deep for 'Bayonet' Soldiers

    Jul 24, 2007

    The Stryker moves in formation down Route Irish, itAca,!a,,cs humming engine luring the Soldiers inside to fall fast asleep in the dark, early morning. All is well, until the odor of the city creeps into the hatch. Senses are alarmed; eyebrows rise. The stench means the Soldiers are now deep in the city, and enemy contact could come at any time.

  • New Benning Fitness Center Showcases Design Criteria

    Jul 24, 2007

    Soldiers and Family members at many installations exercise in older facilities with basic equipment, limited space and few frills.

  • Soldier Chefs Keep Units Fueled at Remote Outpost

    Jul 24, 2007

    It has been said that an Army runs on its stomach, and most Soldiers would agree.

  • Tony Schumacher Wins on Hole Shot to Cap Rain-marred Program

    Jul 23, 2007

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher won his third race of the 2007 NHRA POWERade season yesterday by defeating Brandon Bernstein on a hole shot in the finals of the 20th Annual Schuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals here at Pacific Raceways.

  • Pace Visit Brings Encouragement, Coins, Rumor Control

    Jul 20, 2007

    Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, yesterday visited servicemembers of Task Force Bayonet at this Forward Operating Base Fenty near Jalalabad,.

  • Soldiers Win Gold, Silver Medals During in Pan Am Games

    Jul 19, 2007

    A veteran Army marksman showed his protAfAgAfA another thing or few during Tuesday's 50-meter prone shooting event at the Deodoro Military Club, Brazil's National Shooting Center.

  • Peer Amputee Volunteer Puts Experience, Compassion Into Recovery

    Jul 19, 2007

    The peer visitor program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center began four years ago with a small group of amputees experienced in listening and helping new amputees. It has since grown into a formal program offering training and certification.

  • Army Targets Behavioral Health Issues Using Chain Teaching

    Jul 18, 2007

    The U.S. Army launches a Aca,!A"chain teachingAca,!A? program today to help Soldiers and their families identify symptoms of, and seek treatment for those suffering from, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Beach Homes For the Brave Program Kicks-Off in Florida

    Jul 17, 2007

    Aca,!A"Beach Homes for the Brave,Aca,!A? a new program for military veterans and those wounded while serving in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom kicked off its inaugural event last weekend. This program provides the war veterans with a complimentary weekend getaway to Palm Island.

  • Army Launches Chain Teaching Program for PTSD, MTBI

    Jul 16, 2007

    The Army launched today a Aca,!A"chain-teachingAca,!A? program to help Soldiers and their Families identify symptoms and seek treatment for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Soldier Wins Pan Am Games Gold Medal in 10-meter Air Rifle

    Jul 16, 2007

    Two-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker won a gold medal in the menAca,!a,,cs 10-meter air rifle event Sunday in XV Pan American Games Rio 2007 at the Deodoro Sports Complex.

  • 'Biggest Losers' Slim Down as Program Wraps Up

    Jul 16, 2007

    The six-month quest for a slimmer silhouette and healthier lifestyle is drawing to a close for the 33 participants of "The Biggest Loser" competition at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Schumacher Beaten in Semifinals, Sampey Out in Finals, Brown Fouls in Eliminations

    Jul 16, 2007

    U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle rider, Angelle Sampey, lost in the finals to Matt Smith here Sunday in the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

  • Mark Martin Drives Backup Car to 14th-place Finish

    Jul 16, 2007

    Mark Martin picked up two positions on the final restart to bring home a 14th-place finish in Sunday's USG Sheetrock 400 Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.

  • Severely Wounded Troops Find Meaningful Ways to Continue Serving

    Jul 13, 2007

    Sgt. John Keith likes to finish what he starts. So even after a rocket-propelled grenade tore into the door of his Humvee during his deployment to Iraq, leaving his leg dangling, he wasn't willing to give up his 15-year military career.

  • Holiday Spirit Arrives Early for Some

    Jul 13, 2007

    Most people donAca,!a,,ct start thinking about Christmas until late in the year. But for hundreds of troops here, a dose of holiday spirit will come several months early thanks to the generosity of people and organizations back home.

  • Private Wins 50K from ABC's National Bingo Night

    Jul 13, 2007

    ItAca,!a,,cs a dream come true for one Fort Wainwright Soldier. Pvt. Michelle Tracy won a $50,000 cash prize by playing the at-home version of National Bingo Night.

  • Transportation Soldiers Dismantle World's Largest Man-made Reef

    Jul 12, 2007

    Soldiers from the 97th Transportation Company recently returned from a more unconventional mission Aca,!" recovering thousands of tires from off the Florida coast in an effort to dismantle the world's largest man-made reef.

  • Tiger Woods Honors Troops

    Jul 12, 2007

    The worldAca,!a,,cs top-ranked golfer frequently played U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation courses as a youngster.

  • Troops Support Tiger Woods Throughout Inaugural AT&T National

    Jul 12, 2007

    Spc. Carmel Louis-Jacques led a contingent of Soldiers who supported tournament host Tiger WoodsAca,!a,,c tribute to the military throughout the inaugural AT&T National PGA Tour event July 3-8 at Congressional Country Club.

  • 'The Sarge' Races Toward NHRA Title

    Jul 12, 2007

    He wears an Army uniform, yet heAca,!a,,cs not in the military. He trains constantly, but without his team, he is nothing. HeAca,!a,,cs survived incredible tragedy only to brush himself off, eager to get back into the fight as soon as he can recover. For nearly 10 months of the year, he puts himself in harmAca,!a,,cs way, piloting the fastest and most powerful car in the world.

  • Arizona's 'Triple Deuce' Truckers Happy to be Alive

    Jul 11, 2007

    For many Soldiers the Arizona National GuardAca,!a,,cs 222nd Transportation Company, the Fourth of July was just another day of driving supplies into Iraq.

  • Twin Brothers Pin on Captain's Bars Together

    Jul 10, 2007

    Together since conception, Capts. Jordan and Jonah Burfield were finally separated due to their deployments to Iraq. However, the Army also brought them back together for their promotions to captain at the Al Faw Palace here July 1.

  • Martin Looking for Final Piece of Puzzle with Top-Five at Chicago

    Jul 10, 2007

    Mark Martin boasts 238 top-five finishes in his illustrious Nextel Cup career. Those finishes have come on virtually every track on the Nextel Cup circuit, except for one Aca,!" Chicagoland Speedway.

  • Camp Lemonier Soldier Opens up About Life on the Big Screen

    Jul 9, 2007

    A majority of the leading men in Hollywood play military roles at some point in their career, but for one actor finding the inspiration to play a Soldier is easy to do.

  • Mark Martin Makes Strong Comeback, Finishes 17th in Daytona

    Jul 9, 2007

    Mark Martin battled back to finish 17th after picking up 13 positions in the closing laps of Saturday nightAca,!a,,cs Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

  • Tony Schumacher Takes Champion Position in Thunder Valley Nationals

    Jul 9, 2007

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher held onto fifth place in the 2007 NHRA POWERade Top Fuel drivers' standings, all important for qualification in the Chase for the Championship, despite losing in the first round of yesterdayAca,!a,,cs NHRA O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals here at Bristol Dragway.

  • Canines Offer Healing Therapy to Wounded Warriors

    Jul 6, 2007

    Sweetheart, Jackson and Ellie Mae, three four-legged pooches, are helping to change the lives of wounded warriors and injured Soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • The Dream to Be a Soldier Comes True

    Jul 6, 2007

    Two things stood in the way of Pvt. Daniel DungcaAca,!a,,cs enlisting in the military: 166 pounds and the lack of a high school diploma.

  • Sled Hockey Scores Goal with Wounded Warriors

    Jul 5, 2007

    Spc. Hollis Richardson glides across the rink balancing his body on just a slab of metal and two thin blades. He digs two sticks into the ice, kicking up a light mist as he rushes to propel himself to the puck. Veering to the right, he evades an opponent and knocks the puck to a teammate just as he collides with another player, metal slashing metal.

  • Soldier Makes Birdie Putt for Tiger in Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am

    Jul 5, 2007

    A Soldier from Fort Belvoir, Va., celebrated the Fourth of July by making the shot of the day in the star-studded Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am at Congressional Country Club here.

  • Soldier Uses His Head in Fight

    Jul 5, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Kyle Keenan's face bears no trace of the bullet that could have cost him his life.

  • Nearly 600 Troops Reenlist in Baghdad on Independence Day

    Jul 5, 2007

    Hundreds of troops gathered at Al Faw Palace for the Multinational Force-Iraq Reenlistment, Naturalization and Independence Day Ceremony yesterday at Camp Victory. During the ceremony, 588 troops reenlisted and 161 were naturalized as American citizens.

  • 28 Servicemembers Become U.S. Citizens

    Jul 3, 2007

    Twenty-eight servicemembers from 14 countries, all serving in the Third Army/U.S. Army Central area of operation, became new U.S. citizens at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, June 29.

  • Army Extends Family Readiness Support Assistants to Battalions

    Jun 29, 2007

    The Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, at the request of senior Army leadership, is expanding the Family Readiness Support Assistant program to reach all the way to the battalion level, Army-wide, to support deployed Soldiers and their Families.

  • America's Army Game Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

    Jun 29, 2007

    Wednesday July 4 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of America's Army, the Army's computer game and one of the top-ten online games, and the launch of its new Web site, www.americasarmy.com.

  • 'Biggest Losers' Near End of Six-Month Weight-Loss Journey

    Jun 29, 2007

    The "Biggest Losers" are nearing the end of a six-month journey to shape up and adopt a healthier lifestyle. The competition, which started March 2, will wrap up Aug. 2.

  • Army Efforts Contribute to Removal of Bald Eagle from Endangered Species List

    Jun 28, 2007

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the removal of the bald eagle from the list of threatened and endangered species.

  • PGA Tour Players Slated for Exhibition at Fort Belvoir Golf Club

    Jun 27, 2007

    Five PGA Tour players and the reigning NCAA Division I champion are scheduled to conduct a golf exhibition July 3 at Fort Belvoir Golf Club.

  • Military Center Studies Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Jun 27, 2007

    The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center treats and researches traumatic brain injuries, signature wounds of Operation Iraqi Freedom, for the Department of Defense.

  • Family Begins Life Together in Earnest After Deployment

    Jun 27, 2007

    Imagine being married for almost 18 months, but spending only one of those months together.

  • Tiger Woods to Honor Soldiers, Families

    Jun 27, 2007

    Tiger Woods will honor Soldiers and military Families July 4 at the inaugural Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am Tournament, part of the AT&T National PGA Tour event, scheduled for July 3-8 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

  • Fort Riley Medic Earns Silver Star

    Jun 27, 2007

    Even after having been thrown several meters, knocked unconscious, set aflame and buried under rubble all as a result of a suicide-vehicle-borne IED, a Fort Riley medic braved small-arms fire to save the lives of fellow Soldiers and Iraqi Policemen last year.

  • Miss USA, KEM Visit Soldiers

    Jun 25, 2007

    The reigning Miss USA Rachel Smith and R&B artist KEM paid a call on the Army Friday. After lunch and a Pentagon tour, the two visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where they spent several hours chatting with wounded warriors.

  • Registration Open for 'Great Getaways Sweepstakes'

    Jun 25, 2007

    Authorized Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons have a chance to win an all-inclusive Aca,!A"Great GetawaysAca,!A? vacation package for two at any of the four Armed Forces Recreation Centers.

  • Army Driver Shows Improvement Despite Disappointing Finish

    Jun 25, 2007

    The final result sheet will show that Regan Smith finished 30th in his maiden Nextel Cup road race. But what the statistics won't show is how the rookie Army driver improved during the second half of Sunday's event at Infineon Raceway.

  • Romani, Malubay Named Top 2007 Drill Sergeants

    Jun 22, 2007

    The top 17 drill sergeants from throughout U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command competed this week at Fort Eustis, Va., to earn the honor of being named the 2007 Drill Sergeant of the Year.

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