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  • Program Builds Strong Army Marriages

    Nov 15, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Pernell MabryAca,!a,,cs wife Wanda gave birth to twins the day before he deployed to Iraq. Like many other Soldiers, he missed their first Christmas and their first steps, and he didnAca,!a,,ct know if they would bond with him when finally came home. The separation and reunion, he and his wife said, came with many challenges and unexpected adjustments.

  • Apache Pilot's Family Presented Distinguished Service Cross

    Nov 15, 2007

    The Army recognized his determination to continue fighting in a flak-riddled Apache helicopter and Sunday posthumously awarded Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Keith Yoakum the Distinguished Service Cross.

  • Health Care Centers Completed in Iraq

    Nov 14, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on three new Health Care Centers in Basrah, Iraq.

  • 'Grill Sergeants' to debut on Pentagon Channel

    Nov 13, 2007

    Under the hot lights of the television studio, Sgt. 1st Class Brad Turner was the featured chef in the taping of a new Pentagon Channel lifestyle program called, Aca,!A"The Grill Sergeants" which will debut later this fall. In between shoots at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, Turner said it was an honor to be chosen as the showAca,!a,,cs first host. Aca,!A"I have been humbled by the amount of work from a lot of great people here and the camaraderie among everyone putting this show together,Aca,!A? said Turner. Brian Natwick, Pentagon Channel general manager, said the concept for the show originated to expand the channelAca,!a,,cs lifestyles programming. Having already filmed an exercise show called, Aca,!A"Fit for Duty,Aca,!A? Natwick said a cooking show would fit well into the lineup. Aca,!A"In lifestyle programming, the goal was to put an emphasis on readiness,Aca,!A? said Natwick. Aca,!A"The first show focuses on physical fitness, and the new show highlights healthy eating. The two shows meld well in providing information on how to stay fit and healthy so that our military members can continue on with their mission.Aca,!A? A recent taping was all about the family dining experience. Segments included Aca,!A"Saving Private Dining: Reviving the Art of Eating Together,Aca,!A? and Aca,!A"For the Love of Family Favs ... Bringing the Family Closer.Aca,!A?

  • Major Goes 'Above and Beyond' for Afghan Kids

    Nov 13, 2007

    When he heard he was deploying to Afghanistan with the 25th Infantry Division in 2004, Maj. Todd Schmidt was focused on his mission, but he also immediately began planning how he could help the impoverished Afghan people. That desire became Operation Dreamseed, a nonprofit organization that has distributed hundreds of tons of school supplies to local children.

  • Wounded Warrior Stands to Pin on Silver Bars

    Nov 9, 2007

    Exactly two months after losing both legs, 2nd Lt. Mark Little stood proudly outside on his new prosthesis for the first time to receive the silver bars of a first lieutenant.

  • Mom Joins Sons as Defenders of Freedom

    Nov 9, 2007

    Pvt. Vickie Granroth Myllyoja is a 5-foot, 2-inch blonde advanced individual training Soldier assigned to Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Company C, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade. She lost her 45-year-old husband 10 months ago to a heart condition, made good on a vow to live a meaningful life, and joined sons, Coalton and Cody Campioni, as defenders of freedom.

  • 'Customer' Feedback Crucial to Medical Action Plan

    Nov 9, 2007

    Aca,!A"The challenge for all of us,Aca,!A? Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker asserted, before beginning the Army Medical Action Plan Assessment Conference, in Landsdowne, Va., late last month, Aca,!A"is to ensure we stay focused on our wounded SoldiersAca,!a,,c recovery.Aca,!A?

  • First Army Commander Receives Marshall Award

    Nov 7, 2007

    Lt. Gen. Russel L. HonorAfA, commanding general of First U.S. Army, received the Alumni Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Monday in New York City.

  • 'The Sarge' Takes Top Fuel Championship

    Nov 6, 2007

    Tony Aca,!A"The SargeAca,!A? Schumacher, aboard his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, captured the Auto Club Finals here Sunday at Auto Club Raceway and in the process secured an unprecedented fourth consecutive NHRA POWERade world championship.

  • Accident Costly Again for Martin, U.S. Army Team

    Nov 5, 2007

    For the second week in a row, Mark Martin was a victim of a multi-car accident. The U.S. Army driver was in a seven-car wreck and the incident shoved him to a 34th-place finish in Sunday's Dickies 500 Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • Lieutenant Awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    Nov 2, 2007

    First Lieutenant Walter B. Jackson became the seventh Soldier since the Vietnam War ended in 1975 to receive the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presented the DSC, which is second in precedence to only the Medal of Honor for valor in battle, at a ceremony held in the PentagonAca,!a,,cs Hall of Heroes this afternoon.

  • Guard Visit Strengthens Ohio's Partnership with Serbia

    Nov 2, 2007

    Despite the nine-hour red-eye flight, Maj. Gen. Gregory L. Wayt wore a warm smile as he descended from the Ohio Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft early Sept. 15 and embraced his good friend, Lt. Col. Gen. Zdravko Ponos, chief of Serbian Armed Forces.

  • Army Prepares Spouses for Reunion, Reintegration

    Nov 2, 2007

    As the Families of the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs 15th Sustainment Brigade welcome their Soldiers home, the rest of the First Team spouses are spending time learning what to expect and how to prepare for the reunion with their loved ones.

  • Former Ranger Makes Music from Military Memories

    Nov 1, 2007

    He wears a bracelet inscribed with the names of friends lost in action and is getting ready for his third trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, but former-Ranger Keni Thomas has traded his AK-47 for a guitar and now tours with the United Service Organization instead of the Army.

  • Wuerzburg Hospital Sounds Final Retreat

    Nov 1, 2007

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The American flag was lowered for the last time at Wuerzburg Army Hospital Oct. 19, during a somber retreat ceremony.

  • Staff Sergeant Gets Longest Drive, Settles for Runner-up

    Oct 31, 2007

    Army Staff Sgt. Bryan King of Wuerzberg, Germany, was runner-up in the 2007 Military Long Drive Championship Oct. 25 and U.S. Coast Guard Airman Ryan Hixson won with a drive of 367 yards.

  • Miss Utah Visits Wounded Warriors

    Oct 31, 2007

    Sgt. Jill Stevens, combat medic, recent university graduate and reigning Miss Utah 2007, visited wounded warriors Oct. 24 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Accident Takes Out Army Chevy in Atlanta

    Oct 29, 2007

    An accident forced Mark Martin to take an early exit from Sunday's Pep Boys Auto 500 Nextel Cup race.

  • Army Dragster Beaten in Quarterfinals

    Oct 29, 2007

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, who handles the controls of the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, lost in the quarterfinals of the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals Sunday.

  • Guard Pilot Answers Call, Long Road to Active Army

    Oct 29, 2007

    It didn't matter that he already had a good job that paid well, and his convictions weren't shaken after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He wanted to join the Army full time. He wanted to become a full-time warrior.

  • Former SMA Still Serves

    Oct 25, 2007

    Jack L. Tilley left the Army twice Aca,!" first after a tour in Vietnam, then again in 2004. But he still thinks heAca,!a,,cs a Soldier.

  • Book Minimizes Mess in Military Moves

    Oct 24, 2007

    Your orders have gone through. Your household goods have (finally) arrived. Your recently-renovated quarters or brand-new privatized house is overflowing with boxes. You canAca,!a,,ct find your bed linens and you know none of your curtains are going to fit your new windows. Now what'

  • MP Teams Contend for Top Dog Award

    Oct 23, 2007

    A four-day competition challenged teams to detect explosives and narcotics, search for personnel, apprehend suspects, negotiate obstacles and complete various canine-related tasks last week in the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Military Working Dog Warrior Police Challenge last week at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Working Dog Competition

    Oct 23, 2007

    The 2nd Annual TRADOC Military Working Dog Warrior Police Challenge. The top two honors went to handlers from Fort Lee, VA.

  • Drum Soldiers to Appear in Recruiting Ads

    Oct 22, 2007

    A film crew descended on Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield Oct. 10-11 to shoot scenes for their latest production, a series of commercials for the Army Strong recruiting ad campaign.

  • Soldiers Competing in Serbia at Shotgun World Cup

    Oct 19, 2007

    Fifty-six athletes representing 21 countries are taking part this week in the 2007 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Final in Shotgun in Kovilovo, Serbia.

  • U.S. Women's Soccer Squad Faces Tough Teams in CISM

    Oct 18, 2007

    The U.S. Armed Forces women's soccer team lost 4-0 to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's powerful squad that features 11 players from its national team in Sunday's opening match of the 4th CISM Military World Games in Hyderabad, India.

  • Leading Ladies: Adhamiyah Women Join Volunteer Guard Force

    Oct 15, 2007

    In a well-lit meeting room in a government building in Baghdad, 20 Iraqi women sat in a circle, intently watching the demonstration in the center of the room. They were dressed modestly but with some flair: bright pink and blue headscarves mixed in among the black chadors and chunky, designer purses rested on the floor beneath their seats.

  • Coming to America

    Oct 13, 2007

    BAGHDAD, IRAQ - Iraqi translators who work for the United States military provide an extremely valuable service, but these Iraqis also take on considerable risk for themselves and their families.

  • Surgeon General's Office Applies Business Transformation to In-Processing

    Oct 12, 2007

    The business transformation practices set in motion by Lt. Col. Rick Dickinson means in-processing to the Office of the Surgeon General now takes only a third of the time it did before.

  • Grieving Parents Find Comfort in Each Other

    Oct 11, 2007

    Losing a child in war is like losing an appendage, said two military wives and mothers whose sons have made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq during the third and final Family Forum at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting Wednesday.

  • Army Wife Loses 100 Pounds, Gains New Life

    Oct 9, 2007

    SheAca,!a,,cs traveled the world in support of her husbandAca,!a,,cs military career and the U.S. Army. But she wanted to be more than just the supportive spouse.

  • Staff Sgt. Seifert, Spc. Seeker Named Army's Best Warriors

    Oct 8, 2007

    In AmericaAca,!a,,cs best Army ever, two Soldiers now have bragging rights as Aca,!A"best of the best.Aca,!A?

  • Brazilian Soldiers Sweep Top Spots in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 8, 2007

    Six Brazilian Soldiers and a woman who served in the Russian Army led a field of more than 17,000 runners in the 23rd Army Ten-Miler Sunday at the Pentagon.

  • Diverse Warriors Aim for Army Best

    Oct 5, 2007

    Twenty-six warriors are competing in the best Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competitions here this week. Three were born in other countries.

  • Fort Sill Soldier Wins Armed Forces Golf Championship

    Oct 4, 2007

    Col. Albert Johnson rallied from a three-stroke deficit in the final round to win the menAca,!a,,cs division of the 2007 Armed Forces Golf Championships.

  • Army Secretary Visits Families, Privatized Homes at Belvoir

    Oct 4, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visited Fort Belvoir yesterday to tour homes and talked with Army Families about the privatized housing initiative.

  • Fort Myer Works Behind Scenes for Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 2, 2007

    A lot goes on behind the scenes at the annual Army Ten-Miler, all organized by the Fort Myer Military Community.

  • First of Three National Guard Sponsored Bikes Unveiled

    Oct 1, 2007

    Hundreds of Soldiers gathered here in front of the Army National Guard Readiness Center on Sept. 27 to witness the unveiling of the Aca,!A"Patriot Chopper,Aca,!A? the first of three bikes to be built by Orange County Choppers for the National Guard.

  • Exhibits Maker Builds Model IEDs for Soldier Training

    Oct 1, 2007

    Ruben Zunega has spent the last 32 years making everything from full-scale plastic tanks to 3-D topographical maps. But his latest project might just be his most important.

  • 'Soldiers' Magazine Updates Look, Contents

    Oct 1, 2007

    The October Aca,!A"SoldiersAca,!A? magazine began Armywide distribution Sept. 24 with changes in its look and contents.

  • Mark Martin Overcomes Early Struggles in Kansas

    Oct 1, 2007

    In a bizarre day at Kansas Speedway, Mark Martin and the U.S. Army team posted a 12th-place finish.

  • Amputee on Active Duty Inspires Others

    Sep 28, 2007

    As an Army nurse, my job is taking care of patients. Throughout my career I have done that in a variety of settings, from inpatient medical-surgical nursing to emergency room nursing, even in outpatient clinics.

  • A Cut Above: Wounded Soldier's Son Donates Hair to Locks of Love

    Sep 28, 2007

    The 10-year-old son of a wounded warrior lost almost a foot of hair Sept. 11, while those around him gained a deeper appreciation for the spirit of giving.

  • Army Wives Lead Interesting Lives

    Sep 27, 2007

    The following is a commentary by Chelsea Iliff of the Fort Huachuca Aca,!A"Scout.Aca,!A?

  • Minnesota National Guard Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Sep 26, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Chad Malmberg of 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry seemed calm the morning of Sept. 22. His demeanor was confident and intense, but at the same time inviting. He is the type of Soldier who does not hesitate to sound off if he needs to be heard.

  • Stroke Survivor Leads Post's Army Combatives Program

    Sep 25, 2007

    He suffered a stroke at 30, but Sgt. 1st Class Kelly DuncanAca,!a,,cs brush with death wasnAca,!a,,ct due to poor health. In fact, the Army combatives instructor recalls he was probably in the best shape of his life Aca,!" until the blood clot reached his brain.

  • Wives to Run Army Ten-Miler in Honor of Deployed Husbands

    Sep 24, 2007

    For the last few months, 37 wives from GeorgiaAca,!a,,cs Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have been training to run the 23rd annual Army Ten-Miler next month.

  • Tony Schumacher Loses Point Lead, Remains in Top Four

    Sep 24, 2007

    For the 11th time this season, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, dropped a first-round race here Sunday in the O'Reilly Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

  • Mark Martin Finishes 4th in Dover

    Sep 24, 2007

    Mark Martin was in position to win Sunday's Nextel Cup race, but the Army driver settled for an impressive fourth-place finish at Dover International Speedway.

  • NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Drive National Guard Car

    Sep 21, 2007

    Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose familyAca,!a,,cs name is part and parcel with American motorsports legend, will drive the Chevrolet the National Guard will sponsor in NASCARAca,!a,,cs top-level Sprint Cup series in 2008.

  • Rainy Weather no Match for "Operation Soldier Assist"

    Sep 20, 2007

    With saw blades whirring, hammers pounding and rain lightly falling, over 40 home remodeling professionals, Missouri National Guard Soldiers and other volunteers from the Kansas City area helped remodel the home of a local wounded Soldier, retired Sgt. George Bellis.

  • WRMC Advanced Training Center

    Sep 20, 2007

    The $10 million Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center is the newest state-of-the art facility for amputees. Mary Cochran reports.

  • Operation Arkansas: A Different Kind of Deployment

    Sep 20, 2007

    Paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division landed in Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 24, 1957, to help end America's racial divide.

  • Army Commemorates 1957 Little Rock Deployment, Part Two

    Sep 20, 2007

    Fifty years ago the 101st Airborne Division entered Little Rock, Ark., on orders of the president of the United States. The mission: to uphold a Supreme Court ruling to integrate public schools.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier Receives Soldier's Medal

    Sep 19, 2007

    Sgt. 1st Class Dennis J. Brady of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade here, was awarded the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal Monday for heroic efforts in saving the life of Air Force Capt. David Bethel while on a scuba dive in Carmel, Calif., Dec. 2, 2006.

  • Iraqi Interpreter Starts New Life with Help of Retired Fort Knox Soldier

    Sep 19, 2007

    On Jan. 29, 2006, ABC News announced their news anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt had been critically injured by a roadside bomb while traveling in Iraq.

  • Five Big Hitters Set for Military Long Drive Championship

    Sep 18, 2007

    The field is set for the finals of the 2007 Military Long Drive Championship presented by Cadbury Schweppes. One Air Force, one Coast Guard and three Army golfers will compete for $10,000 and bragging rights as the U.S. militaryAca,!a,,cs longest driver.

  • Smith Gains More Experience in N.H. Nextel Cup Race

    Sep 18, 2007

    Regan Smith finished 36th in Sunday's Sylvania 300 Nextel Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway. It was the seventh career Cup start for the 23-year-old driver.

  • Commissaries Triple Availability of Organic Foods

    Sep 18, 2007

    U.S. sales of organic foods have grown between 20-25 percent annually for the past seven years and during that time, the Defense Commissary Agency has more than tripled the number of organic products available on their shelves.

  • Soldier Loses 160 Pounds in Order to Meet Weight Requirement

    Sep 14, 2007

    How far would you go to get your dream job and serve your country' Would you change your lifestyle completely'

  • Soldiers Invited to Participate in Song Contest

    Sep 14, 2007

    The Dallas Songwriters Association is inviting aspiring songwriters who happen to wear military uniforms to enter their original tunes in its 2007/2008 "Songs from the Soul of Service" contest.

  • Injured Soldiers Celebrate Life in HBO Documentary

    Sep 6, 2007

    Sgt. Bryan Anderson didnAca,!a,,ct hear the explosion that ripped his vehicle apart in southeast Baghdad. Aca,!A"I didn't hear it. I saw the light and the flash,Aca,!A? he said of the roadside bomb that changed his life.

  • National Guard Soldier Pulls Family from Burning Car, Earns Soldier's Medal

    Sep 5, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Danny Stanley served a year in Iraq, but the awards for heroism came for what the National Guard Citizen-Soldier did back home.

  • Tony Schumacher Rolls to Sixth Indianapolis Win

    Sep 4, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher marched to his sixth career Mac Tools U.S. Nationals win here Monday at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

  • California Result is Another Learning Experience for Army Driver

    Sep 4, 2007

    Aric Almirola called it an excellent learning opportunity after finishing 31st in Sunday night's Nextel Cup race at California Speedway where air temperatures throughout the weekend exceeded 100 degrees.

  • Hats Off to Fort Sam's Workers

    Aug 31, 2007

    ItAca,!a,,cs easy to forget the true meaning of Labor Day when there are a bevy of barbecues and poolside picnics to enjoy. But the holiday is not just a day of rest and relaxation; itAca,!a,,cs a tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the nation. From childcare providers with 20-plus years of service under their belt to senior volunteers who drive patients from distant parking spots to Brooke Army Medical CenterAca,!a,,cs front door, Fort Sam Houston has an abundance of dedicated workers who deserve a dayAca,!a,,cs tribute.

  • Hometown News Kicks Off Holiday Greetings Program

    Aug 31, 2007

    The Army and Air Force Hometown News Service from San Antonio once again will have a camera team traveling throughout Europe in September and October recording holiday greetings for broadcast on stateside television and radio stations. The camera team will also be taping holiday greetings to send to relatives in the 50 states and U.S. territories. Those eligible to participate in the holiday greetings program are active duty, government civilians, retirees, Department of Defense Dependent School teachers and Family members stationed overseas who wonAca,!a,,ct be home for the holidays. Staff Sgt. Scott Malone, the European team chief who produced more than 400 holiday greetings in the Kaiserslautern military community last year, said the primary thing to remember while taping holiday messages is to relax.

  • An Infantryman's Inspiring Recovery

    Aug 30, 2007

    An injured infantryman is inspiring the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team here with his rapid recovery and his determination to become a better, stronger Soldier.

  • Acting Surgeon General Named Woman of the Year

    Aug 30, 2007

    The acting surgeon general of the Army was named the American Legion AuxiliaryAca,!a,,cs Woman of the Year at the organizationAca,!a,,cs national conference in Reno, Nev., Aug. 28.

  • Spouses Need Battle Buddies Too

    Aug 30, 2007

    The following is a commentary by Chelsea Iliff from the "Fort Huachuca Scout." Alone in a foreign country, in a new apartment, with no vehicle and no household goods, I was forced to make friends when my husband deployed to Iraq for the first time in October 2003.

  • Infantryman Earns Spot on 2008 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team

    Aug 29, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Downs recently took another step toward becoming the oldest U.S. boxer in Olympic history.

  • AFN Broadcaster Receives Soldier's Medal for Saving Stabbing Victim's Life

    Aug 29, 2007

    Spc. Anthony Scroggins was all smiles Aug. 28 as American Forces Network-Europe commander, Lt. Col. Scott Malcom, pinned the SoldierAca,!a,,cs Medal on his uniform.

  • 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.

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