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  • Amputee Pursues Skydiving Dream

    Mar 15, 2007

    When Spc. Max Ramsey boarded a C-130 at Campbell Army Airfield last week, it wasn't the first time he packed a parachute onto an airplane. He's been skydiving more than 350 times since 2001.

  • Contractors Drive the Nightly Supply Run in Iraq

    Mar 15, 2007

    Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Corps (Expeditionary) travel the roads of Iraq nightly as part of the vital logistics train in support of all coalition forces within the Multi-National Division-Baghdad area. And, running the gauntlet alongside them are their civilian drivers. Contracted employees, crewing specially designed trucks, make convoy runs to support the 15th SB's mission of supplying and sustaining the 25,000-plus combat troops currently on the ground in the MND-B area.

  • Stolen Wallet Recovered After 22 Years

    Mar 15, 2007

    In what could be a scene out of "Cold Case," a retired Fort Jackson nurse has her wallet back aEUR" 22 years after reporting it stolen.

  • ACS, School Officials Help Parents Moving With Children

    Mar 15, 2007

    "Home is where the Army sends you" is a familiar phrase among Army families. A permanent change of station can be tough for many reasons, but PCSing with children produces many other challenges.

  • ABC News Reporter Shares 'First Team' Story with World

    Mar 15, 2007

    Martha Raddatz, senior White House correspondent for ABC News, visited the Clear Creek Post Exchange March 10 to sign copies of her latest book "Long Road Home," based on the 1st Cavalry Division's battle in Sadr City in April 2004, which claimed the lives of eight Soldiers and wounded more than 60 others.

  • Rehab Center Caters to Technology-savvy Generation

    Mar 15, 2007

    With a one-of-a-kind virtual reality simulator and a sports program that could challenge even the most intense extreme sports fan, the Army's new physical rehabilitation center offers patients "therapy disguised as fun," said Col. John Shero, deputy chief of administration, Brooke Army Medical Center, at a March 8 facility tour.

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

    Mar 15, 2007

    Talking about mentorship and giving back to the community has always been fashionable discussion in military culture. The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., is doing more than just talking.

  • Coalition Servicemembers Reach Out to America via YouTube

    Mar 15, 2007

    Coalition military officials in Iraq are hoping to reach out to younger, broader audiences by posting clips of servicemembers in action on a popular video-sharing Web site.

  • Officer Reflects on Her 30 Years of Service

    Mar 14, 2007

    As March is designated Women's History Month, a deployed female officer with the Army Reserve reflected on 30 years of personal experience regarding women in the Army. Lt. Col. Amy Blumenthal, a support operations plans officer for the 377th Theater Support Command, has experienced and witnessed changes both as an officer and enlisted Soldier. "I've learned and seen a lot," Blumenthal said. "My military experience has made me have more confidence in myself. I was a turtle in a shell, and now I'm out of the shell."

  • Schumacher Seeks First Win of 2007; Sampey, Brown Ready for Motorcycle Opener

    Mar 14, 2007

    Army NHRA pilots Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, Angelle Sampey and Antron Brown will take to historic Gainesville Raceway this weekend for the 38th annual ACDelco Gatornationals. Schumacher, who pilots the Army Top Fuel dragster, will be looking to pocket his first victory of the still young 2007 season as Sampey and Brown, aboard their Army Suzukis, will attempt to kick off the Pro Stock Motorcycle campaign in solid fashion.

  • New Leaders, Wounded Warrior Transition Brigade to Steer WRAMC Changes

    Mar 9, 2007

    The Army's vice chief of staff announced yesterday that a new group of leaders aEUR" all combat veterans aEUR" will steer changes in inpatient and outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • America's Last Known WWI Combat Veteran Laid to Rest

    Mar 9, 2007

    The echo of a 21-gun salute and bugler playing Taps seemingly marked the end of an era as a state and national treasure was laid to rest in Portland, Ore., March 2.

  • NFL Players Visit Victory Troops, Continue 12-day Trek of Middle East

    Mar 9, 2007

    Troops here packed the MWR facility commonly known as "Area 51" to meet some of their favorite NFL players March 6.

  • Contestants Vie for Title of Fort Sam's 'Biggest Loser'

    Mar 8, 2007

    They've been called overweight, obese, stocky and thick, but until now they've never been called losers.

  • Spouses to Teachers Expands to Pacific

    Mar 8, 2007

    Military spouses living overseas and interested in a professional and portable teaching career now have additional assistance with the Spouses to Teachers program.

  • Public Invited to Soldier Show Auditions

    Mar 8, 2007

    The public is invited to attend live auditions for the 2007 U.S. Army Soldier Show March 11 at Fort Belvoir, Va.'s Wallace Theater.

  • Martin Aims to Expand on Las Vegas Record

    Mar 7, 2007

    If Mark Martin had a choice of tracks he would like to take his Nextel Cup points lead to, Las Vegas Motor Speedway would be high on the list.

  • Fort Benning to Host World Cup USA

    Mar 7, 2007

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the International Shooting Sport Federation Rifle and Pistol World Cup USA March 31 to April 7.

  • Battle Buddies: Sergeant Major, Iraqi General's Son Share Special Bond

    Mar 7, 2007

    As a sergeant major with years of experience in the Army, Sgt. Maj. Manuel Daponte is used to people being a little intimidated when they approach him. But Mutada Ali, 4, son of Iraqi National Police Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Ibrahim Daboun, isn't intimidated by much.

  • IRS Offers Free Tax Assistance for Troops, Families

    Mar 7, 2007

    With income tax deadlines quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding troops and their families that free assistance is available to them at military tax centers worldwide.

  • American Legion to Speed Walter Reed Processing

    Mar 6, 2007

    The nation's largest veterans organization today signed an agreement with Walter Reed Army Medical Center that will significantly alleviate the long backlogs in out-processing wounded Soldiers.

  • Increased Awareness Will Improve Brain-Injury Treatment, Officials Say

    Mar 5, 2007

    Traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of a conflict punctuated by daily bomb attacks on coalition forces and Iraqi civilians, is receiving increased emphasis from Defense Department leaders and the military medical community.

  • Nine Soldiers Advance to Armed Forces Boxing Championships

    Mar 5, 2007

    Nine boxers came out on top of the All Army Boxing Championships here Thursday and Friday. The Soldiers will represent the Army in the Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, today through March 10.

  • Minnesota Guard Member First in Unit to Earn Two Purple Hearts

    Mar 5, 2007

    Sgt. Scott Stroud has relatives who fought for both sides in the Civil War, another relative who "hit the beach" in the Battle of Normandy during World War II and an uncle who served three tours as an infantryman in Vietnam.

  • Soldier Inspired Others to 'Be Who They Want to Be'

    Mar 5, 2007

    I will never forget that Sunday afternoon in Maryville, Tenn., when my parents received a phone call. My mom answered the phone and made the telltale gasping noise she only makes when something is wrong. She started crying, hung up and told us my cousin had been killed in Iraq.

  • Identify Theft Harms Soldiers, Too

    Mar 2, 2007

    Gregory Turner knows a thing or two about identity theft.

  • DoD Child Care Centers Rank No. 1 in U.S.

    Mar 2, 2007

    Child Care Centers run by the Defense Department were ranked number one in the United States in both standards and oversight yesterday by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.

  • Personal Shoppers Deliver AAFES Products to Recovering Servicemembers

    Mar 2, 2007

    Since troops made their way to the Middle East after 9/11, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has aggressively extended the Armed Forces' exchange benefit to the frontlines.

  • Mobile Training Team Teaches 'Vital' Unarmed Combat Skills

    Mar 2, 2007

    The enemy is close, but your magazine's empty. You have two choices: kill or be killed. Are you ready to use your body as a weapon'

  • 'Hiring Heroes' Leads Wounded Soldiers to Jobs

    Mar 2, 2007

    When citizens volunteer to be Soldiers, they swear to protect the country even when it means placing themselves in harm's way. Likewise, the nation has an obligation not to forget those warriors who return from conflict bearing battle scars.

  • Joint Trauma Institute Takes on National Role

    Mar 1, 2007

    A San Antonio-based joint trauma institute is taking on a national role, a change that is expected to have a positive impact on trauma research, officials said Feb. 23 during a press conference at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research here.

  • Army Fields New Protective Neck Gear

    Mar 1, 2007

    The Army announced yesterday it is fielding 430,000 new helmet pads, officially referred to as Nape Pads, designed to better protect Soldiers' neck areas from ballistic fragmentation.

  • Savings Plans Help Soldiers Prepare for Future

    Mar 1, 2007

    The Thrift Savings Plan, a voluntary savings and investment retirement program for federal employees and uniformed servicemembers, is designed to make it easy for Soldiers to save for retirement.

  • Emergency Funds are Critical, Not so Hard to Build

    Mar 1, 2007

    Though financial experts disagree on the amount aEUR" quoting anything from $500 to two month's pay aEUR" they all agree that saving for an emergency fund is a "must-have" item in anyone's budget.

  • Martin Rolling, Off to Career Best Start

    Feb 28, 2007

    Mark Martin is off to the best start of his racing career and for the first time since Sept. 22, 2002, the veteran is on top of the NASCAR world.

  • Three Soldiers in Fort Campbell Platoon Earn Silver Stars

    Feb 28, 2007

    Just more than 200 Silver Stars have been awarded for Operation Iraqi Freedom since it began in 2003, and three of them now belong to Soldiers from one Fort Campbell platoon.

  • Army Aviator Inducted Into 'Hall of Heroes'

    Feb 27, 2007

    A day after President Bush presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall, Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker inducted Crandall into the prestigious "Hall of Heroes" at the Pentagon.

  • Fast Cue-wielding Soldiers Can Win Trip to Las Vegas

    Feb 27, 2007

    Soldiers who can quickly clear a table of billiard balls have an opportunity to win a trip for two to Las Vegas in the Army MWR Speed Pool Tournament.

  • Virtual Experience Lets Civilians Act as Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2007

    Only Soldiers know how it feels to fight in a combat zone, but civilians now have an opportunity to get a virtual taste of the action.

  • Low Prices Meet Their Match at AAFES

    Feb 27, 2007

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's "We'll Match It!" initiative has been updated to allow authorized shoppers to compare prices between the exchange and "warehouse clubs."

  • Leader Helps Troopers Understand Their Important Military Heritage

    Feb 27, 2007

    Most "Black Jack" Soldiers know the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's history, but during its Black History Month observance Feb. 16, the keynote speaker at Forward Operating Base Prosperity, Iraq, discussed the 9th U.S. Cavalry and its legendary "Buffalo Soldiers."

  • Training Pays Off, Soldiers Escape Bradley Rollover

    Feb 27, 2007

    Rollover drills and situational-awareness training turned a potentially deadly rollover into a survival story for three Soldiers recently when their Bradley fighting vehicle rolled into a canal in Iraq.

  • Army Aviator Awarded Medal of Honor

    Feb 26, 2007

    President Bush today presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Lt. Col. Bruce P. Crandall for his actions at the Battle of Landing Zone X-Ray in Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley.

  • Military Playing Down Long Runs, Adopting More Diverse Fitness Programs

    Feb 26, 2007

    If a little bit of running is good for keeping warfighters in top form, then a lot of running is better, right' "Wrong!" say officials here at the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.

  • Fort Jackson Led the Way in 1960s School Desegregation

    Feb 26, 2007

    Hood Street Elementary School, built in 1963, was considered one of the first permanent structures at Fort Jackson and it was also the first public school in Columbia to integrate students during the civil rights movement.

  • Students Shadow Fort Riley Aviators

    Feb 26, 2007

    Eight Junction City High School students visited the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade Feb. 8 to see UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters up close and learn about the day-to-day lives of aviation Soldiers.

  • 'Military Saves' Encourages Soldiers to Prepare for Tomorrow

    Feb 26, 2007

    For most Soldiers, a savings account is something that's not on their agenda, and in many cases, if they think about it at all, it's in a vague, sometime-in-the-future sort of way.

  • Suze Orman Kicks Off Military Saves Week at Pentagon

    Feb 26, 2007

    The Defense Department's "Military Saves" program kicked off yesterday with Military Saves Week, which will continue through March 4.

  • Program Encourages Troops to Save Money, Reduce Debt

    Feb 26, 2007

    A new Defense Department program encourages servicemembers to become better money managers by paying off or avoiding credit card debt and starting savings accounts.

  • Schumacher Beaten in Semifinals

    Feb 26, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, lost in the semifinals of the Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals here Sunday at Firebird International Raceway.

  • Martin Scores Second Consecutive Top-Five Finish

    Feb 26, 2007

    U.S. Army driver Mark Martin left California Speedway leading the Nextel Cup driver point standings after posting a fifth-place finish in Sunday's Auto Club 500.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers Aid Stranded Motorists During Ice Storm

    Feb 23, 2007

    "I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values." When most Soldiers recite those words from the Soldier's Creed, they likely imagine fulfilling this promise on the battlefield.

  • Army Rangers Grant Child's Wish

    Feb 23, 2007

    For Army Rangers, soldiering is a way of life. For 14-year-old Riley Woina aEUR" a young boy living with cystic fibrosis aEUR" "rangering" is a dream come true.

  • TRiPS To Help Servicemembers Assess Travel Risks

    Feb 23, 2007

    A tool used by Soldiers to assess the risk of driving their privately owned vehicles on trips will become the same tool used by Airman, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen beginning next month.

  • Soldiers Score Medals in Shooting Championships

    Feb 23, 2007

    Kicking off the 2007 World Cup season, Team USA athletes hosted a successful Rocky Mountain Rifle Championship Feb. 14-18 at the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center. The test match showed that America's riflemen and women are set to take on the world in the year before the 2008 Olympic Games.

  • Mississippi Guardsman To Become First Non-Celebrity Face on NASCAR Cup Car

    Feb 23, 2007

    A Mississippi National Guardsman will be honored this Sunday by having his image unveiled on the hood of a NASCAR Nextel Cup Car aEUR" the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet driven by Casey Mears.

  • African-American NFL Players Tell Soldiers to Follow Dreams

    Feb 23, 2007

    Past and present members of the National Football League joined the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's observance of African-American History Month here today.

  • Behavioral Health Specialists Ease Servicemembers' Minds

    Feb 23, 2007

    Long hours of stressful work faced by deployed troops, combined with little privacy and not much free time, can end up taking a mental and emotional toll. Fortunately, Soldiers serving in every Brigade Combat Team in the Army will now have a greater opportunity to visit a behavioral health clinic and speak to a trained specialist.

  • Walter Reed Puts 'Full-Court Press' on Fixing Building 18

    Feb 23, 2007

    The Army surgeon general's staff is putting a "full-court press" on fixing the backed-up repairs needed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's outpatient Building 18, the service's top medical officer said here yesterday.

  • Kentucky Guard Soldier Receives Distinguished Service Cross

    Feb 22, 2007

    A Kentucky National Guard Soldier has become the first Guard Soldier -- and only the fifth servicemember overall -- to receive the Distinguished Service Cross.

  • More Than One Way to OCS

    Feb 20, 2007

    Soldiers seeking to attend Officer Candidate School now have an alternative to appearing before the board. They can apply for direct OCS selection.

  • After 40 Years, Air Defender Says Goodbye

    Feb 20, 2007

    Robert Rangel had two choices: show up at the induction ceremony Jan. 10, 1967, or go to jail. He chose the former, raised his right hand and became Pvt. Robert Rangel.

  • Army Racecar Driver Makes Fan's Dream Come True, Supports Tornado Victims

    Feb 20, 2007

    Myron Bowlin, who submitted the winning bid of $13,600 on eBay and won the Mark Martin Daytona 500 Dream Package that benefited Central Florida's tornado victims, rode a couple of laps around Daytona International Speedway with his favorite driver on the eve of the Great American Race.

  • Army Comes .02 Seconds Away from Winning Daytona 500

    Feb 20, 2007

    Everyone seemed to disappear but Mark Martin as he dominated the Daytona 500 track, maneuvering his 01 Army Chevy so no one could pass him and grab his number-one spot Feb. 18.

  • Schumacher Feels for NASCAR Teammate Mark Martin

    Feb 20, 2007

    Like many race fans on Sunday, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, was intently watching an exciting Daytona 500, which is NASCAR's traditional Nextel Cup Series season opener.

  • Martin Opens New Ginn Racing Era with Strongest Daytona Run of Career

    Feb 20, 2007

    "I just can't tell you how bad I wanted it," said Mark Martin seconds after climbing out of his No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet following Sunday's Daytona 500. "We gave it our best shot aEUR" we were within inches of getting it done."

  • Military Wives Go the Extra Distance

    Feb 16, 2007

    Many women will do just about anything for their family, and most Soldiers will do whatever it takes to make the mission a success. For Soldiers who are wives, commitment is more than a wedding vow; it is a pledge to see a promise through, no matter where it takes them.

  • Lab Officer Assists Typhoon Relief in Philippines

    Feb 16, 2007

    Capt. Michael Van Hoven was stunned when he saw CNN's Internet coverage of the typhoon that hit the Philippines in late November 2006.

  • Korean War Veteran Recognized for Combat Valor

    Feb 16, 2007

    A Korean War veteran was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device Feb. 2, more than 50 years after he risked his own life to save the lives of his fellow Soldiers.

  • Army Officer Named 2006 Amateur Female Triathlete of Year

    Feb 15, 2007

    An officer in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program was selected as the 2006 Amateur Female Triathlete of the Year by "Triathlete" magazine.

  • Families First Casualty Call Center Helps Families Heal

    Feb 15, 2007

    It's been a year since the Army's Human Resources Command launched the Families First Casualty Call Center here to offer additional assistance to families of fallen Soldiers who were lost in combat or by accident.

  • Soldier-chefs to Flaunt Culinary Talents in Competition

    Feb 15, 2007

    Some 200 Soldier-chefs from Army installations around the world will trade body armor and M-16 rifles for filet knives, spatulas and pastry bags here March 5-16 during the 32nd annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition.

  • Avoid Trans Fat Warns Army Nutritionist

    Feb 12, 2007

    New York City is banning trans fatty acids from its restaurants. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy's, Chili's and Ruby Tuesday have already eliminated trans fat from their menus.

  • Technology Helps Soldiers Stay Close to Loved Ones

    Feb 12, 2007

    "Snail mail" is quickly becoming a thing of the past for deployed Soldiers thanks to the 1st Cavalry Division's commitment to keeping families close through video teleconferences.

  • Schumacher Drops Out in First Round

    Feb 12, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, lost in the first round of the Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals here Sunday at Auto Club Raceway.

  • Pole Day Qualifying Completed; Martin Looks to Daytona 500

    Feb 12, 2007

    Mark Martin qualified 33rd in Sunday's Pole Day at Daytona International Speedway. The U.S. Army Team will now turn its attention to Thursday's Gatorade Duel qualifying race, as they continue to get ready for Sunday's Daytona 500.

  • Cyber Patrol: Beware of What You Post

    Feb 9, 2007

    Every day a dedicated group of Army experts search the Internet looking at official and unofficial Army Web sites and blogs.

  • The 761st Tank Battalion: Fighting the Enemy, Beating Stereotypes

    Feb 9, 2007

    Nicknamed "the Black Panthers," the Soldiers of the 761st Tank Battalion fought racial stereotypes of the time, but still went on earn the nation's respect and an honored place in military and American history.

  • Soldier Wins High-Definition 'Tiki' in Army MWR Fantasy Football

    Feb 9, 2007

    Spc. Anthony Owens mastered the art of playing fantasy football to win a high-definition television in the U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 2006 Fantasy Football promotion.

  • With Three "Big Brothers" Looking After Him, Smith Ready to Make Cup Debut

    Feb 9, 2007

    If Regan Smith ever feels out of sorts as a rookie in the Nextel Cup garage he knows he has an experienced and friendly support group to seek advice from.

  • Army Aviator to be Awarded Medal of Honor

    Feb 7, 2007

    The White House announced today that President Bush will present the Medal of Honor to Bruce P. Crandall in recognition of his actions at Landing Zone X-Ray during the Battle of Ia Drang, Vietnam, in November 1965.

  • Soldier Volunteers Show Softer Side of War

    Feb 7, 2007

    In a place where chaos and destruction are part of everyday life, smiles can make a world of a difference. Add humanitarian assistance to the equation, combined with a desire to help others, hearts can be won. That's what Soldiers, Airmen and civilians are doing, and they're progressively winning the hearts of Iraqis in Baghdad at the Civil Military Operation Center here.

  • SemperComm to Recognize Creative Troops

    Feb 6, 2007

    The troop-support group SemperComm is asking for nominations for its 2007 awards program recognizing the morale-raising efforts of troops stationed throughout the world.

  • Veteran Driver Set to Make Debut in No. 01 U.S. Army Chevy

    Feb 6, 2007

    Mark Martin's appearance in this Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway will be his record-extending 19th consecutive start and 20th overall. The all-star event will also mark his debut for Ginn Racing in the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

  • Wounded War Veterans Reach New Heights

    Feb 6, 2007

    The sky was the limit for six wounded Iraq war veterans who met here Feb. 2 at Sport Rock Indoor Climbing Center.

  • Schumacher Eyes Past With Season Opener Looming

    Feb 5, 2007

    A new NHRA POWERade drag racing season may be right around the corner, but U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, is still definitely living in the past.

  • 2007 Newman's Own Awards Open for Nominations

    Feb 5, 2007

    Newman's Own, the Fisher House Foundation and the Military Times Media Group are inviting volunteer organizations that serve military families to compete for a share of $75,000 in grants.

  • New Women's Museum Exhibit Features Kentucky National Guard Sergeant

    Feb 5, 2007

    More than 100 people were on hand Saturday as the U.S. Army Women's Museum opened an exhibit recognizing the contributions of women Soldiers during the war on terrorism.

  • VA, FBI Investigate Missing Hard Drive in Birmingham, Ala.

    Feb 5, 2007

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced last week that an employee reported a government-owned, portable hard drive used by the employee at a department facility in Birmingham, Ala. aEUR" and potentially containing personal information about some veterans aEUR" is missing and may have been stolen.

  • Black Jack Soldiers, CBS Sports Kick Off Inaugural Baghdad Bowl

    Feb 5, 2007

    With the Super Bowl still a day a way, by Saturday afternoon the biggest game in Baghdad had been decided.

  • African-Americans Continue Tradition of Distinguished Service

    Feb 2, 2007

    African-Americans have a long tradition of honorable and distinguished service in America's armed forces, going back 231 years to the nation's birth aEUR" and even before.

  • 'Buffalo Soldiers' Earned Indians' Respect On Frontier

    Feb 2, 2007

    The African-American cavalrymen known as "Buffalo Soldiers" proved that they could ride, shoot and fight as well as anyone else during their service on the American frontier.

  • New Handbook Helps Soldiers Survive First 100 Days in Iraq

    Feb 2, 2007

    A new handbook on how Soldiers can survive their first 100 days in Iraq is now available.

  • Military OneSource Offers Free Online Tax Filing

    Feb 2, 2007

    The Defense Department's Military OneSource family support program is once again offering free, online tax preparation and filing for servicemembers and their families, officials said.

  • Deadline Nears for Commissary Scholarship Program

    Feb 2, 2007

    Military families have an opportunity to apply for scholarships for their children at certain commissaries, but they better do it soon aEUR" the deadline is Feb. 21.

  • Response to Inappropriate Behavior Toward Injured Dog

    Feb 2, 2007

    My sincere thanks to all who brought to the Army's attention a personal and unsanctioned video showing three Soldiers behaving in an appalling and unacceptable manner toward an injured dog in Iraq.

  • Military Working Dogs: The Army's Four-Footed Heroes

    Feb 2, 2007

    Some Army "heroes" serving with Soldiers in the war on terror seldom get publicity, although they, too, have died in combat. They are military working dogs, and during the Vietnam War 281 of these four-footed heroes died in action.

  • Fort Hood Medical Soldiers Awarded for Heroism

    Feb 1, 2007

    It was a busier day than normal at the Camp Aned Battalion Aid Station on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border when Maj. John Oh, a general surgeon attached to the 10th Mountain Division, found himself wondering if he would live to see another day.

  • Referral Bonus Program a Win-Win for Soldiers, Army

    Feb 1, 2007

    The Army's Referral Bonus Pilot Program aEUR" which offers Soldiers and retirees $2,000 for referring future Soldiers aEUR" has achieved some notable successes, said Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

  • Little Caesars Pizza Offers Business Opportunity to Veterans

    Feb 1, 2007

    A former Soldier who lost both his legs in an Iraqi-roadside bomb explosion is beginning a new career today because his compelling spirit moved a stranger to give back to those who have served the nation.

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