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  • Sampey Takes First Win of Motorcycle Racing Season

    Apr 2, 2007

    U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey captured her first race of the 2007 season yesterday in the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park. For Sampey, who set the national elapsed time record two weeks ago in Gainesville, Fla., this was her second straight O'Reilly Spring Nationals event title.

  • BOSS Aims to Make Army Life Easier

    Apr 2, 2007

    Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program leaders are determined to make Army life easier for everyone aEUR" regardless of Soldiers' ages or marital status. "We are becoming the bridge we have not been in the past few years," said Staff Sgt. Toprane Coatney, a BOSS representative at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command here. "We have refocused our attention, the same way the Army has, to take care of the single warfighter and all of our warfighters.

  • New Study to Determine Effects of Deployment on Children

    Mar 30, 2007

    Deployments are hard aEUR" for Soldiers, spouses and children, alike. But there is little data to show exactly how children are affected.

  • Wounded Warriors' Wives Get Help

    Mar 29, 2007

    Understanding the critical role spouses play in the recovery of wounded warriors, Operation Homefront has created the Wounded Warrior Wives Project to help them navigate the challenges they may face.

  • Officer's Leadership Inspired Others

    Mar 29, 2007

    Captain Robert A. Bager, 25, a scout platoon leader with 1/1 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, died Sept. 21, 2005 at a Texas military hospital where he had been transferred following an accident. More than three months earlier he had been electrocuted at the Kornwestheim Rail Yard near Stuttgart, Germany, while preparing for a training exercise before his unit deployed.

  • DLI Beefs Up Language Skills

    Mar 29, 2007

    In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of Defense took a more serious look at the linguistic and cultural preparedness of America's military. More precisely, DOD looked closely at capabilities of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., the government's premier provider of foreign-language training.

  • Disaster Responders to Include Fort Jackson Museum Volunteer

    Mar 29, 2007

    When a natural disaster strikes, whether a hurricane, fire or earthquake, it can take lives and demolish people's homes, their communities and their livelihoods. It can also wipe out history aEUR" destroying such items as famous architecture, works of art and historical documents.

  • Carson Breaks Blood Drive Records

    Mar 29, 2007

    Fort Carson now holds the Department of Defense's record for the most blood collected in a single-day drive for collecting 868 units on March 23.

  • Chaplains, Medical Personnel Help Soldiers Handle Homefront Problems in War Zone

    Mar 28, 2007

    Just as there are ways to combat enemy forces, there are ways to combat the emotional upheaval troops endure when handling homefront problems in a war zone.

  • 82nd Abn. Div.'s 'Riser Burn' Rocks Airfield

    Mar 28, 2007

    In today's Army, finding a group of people who come from different backgrounds with different stories is as easy to find as a straw of hay in a haystack. But finding the same group of people who can manage to come together with their differences and bring a night of entertainment through music is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

  • Army 3rd Armored Cavalry - Valorous Unit Award

    Mar 28, 2007

    The Defense Department highlights military men and women who have gone above and beyond in the Global War on Terror.

  • Take Time to Thank Unsung Heroes

    Mar 28, 2007

    The topic of women came up in my office the other day. We were trying to figure out the best way to highlight Women's History Month in the post newspaper. We decided to ask a few outstanding women, "If you could be any other woman, who would you be and why'"

  • Soldiers Celebrate Women's Accomplishments

    Mar 28, 2007

    Adversity is a part of life, as women have learned throughout history. For many years women were treated as lesser individuals, unequal in the eyes of men.

  • Florida National Guard Female Soldiers Make History as Avenger Crewmembers

    Mar 28, 2007

    Two Florida National Guard Soldiers are making history as the first women to become Avenger crewmembers, a Military Occupational Specialty restricted to males until last October.

  • Wounded Soldier Re-enlists in Hospital Bed 'Down Range'

    Mar 28, 2007

    In his civilian life, Staff Sgt. Andrew S. McMann is a member of the special response team that protects nuclear facilities for the Department of Energy. His Army unit arrived in Iraq in October and he became eligible to re-enlist just two days before he was wounded.

  • Disabled Vets to Take on Rocky Mountains

    Mar 28, 2007

    Eighteen months ago, Spc. Roberto Cruz was shot by a sniper in Iraq. The bullet destroyed the main artery in his left arm, collapsed his lung and fractured a rib.

  • Military Intelligence Corps Association to Offer Scholarships

    Mar 26, 2007

    The Military Intelligence Corps Association is accepting applications through May 15 for undergraduate scholarships for family members of active-duty, reserve-component and retired Soldiers who are MICA members.

  • Women's History Month Reminds Female Soldiers How Far They've Come

    Mar 26, 2007

    Women serving in the U.S. military have come a long way since the years of World War II, when American women began serving more formally in their country's military.

  • Motorcycle Safety: Taming the Crotch Rockets

    Mar 26, 2007

    Ask any paratrooper how softly he lands while parachuting and he'll quickly explain Sir Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion: "An object in motion will remain in motion until an external force is applied." In other words, something has to stop the movement. And hitting the ground is not like landing on feathers.

  • Burn Patients Look Forward to Center for the Intrepid Rigor

    Mar 26, 2007

    When Sgt. Antonio Autrey was burned in Iraq by a blast that destroyed his Bradley fighting vehicle almost a year ago, all the former high school football receiver wanted to do was to be able to hold a football again.

  • Smith Bounces Back From Early Mistake in Cup Debut

    Mar 26, 2007

    Regan Smith's toughest critic following his Nextel Cup debut was Regan Smith.

  • Martin Excited for Smith in Nextel Cup Debut

    Mar 23, 2007

    Mark Martin cannot even recall the last time he didn't start a Nextel Cup race.

  • Retired Enlisted Vets Call Armed Forces Retirement Home 'Home'

    Mar 22, 2007

    There is a place where servicemembers from all of the nation's armed forces aEUR" many of whom have survived some of America's bloodiest battles aEUR" will always be welcome. These veterans are as young as 43 and as old as 101.

  • DOD Honors Women's Achievements

    Mar 22, 2007

    The Defense Department observed Women's History Month and honored the women filling its ranks in a ceremony yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • New Baghdad Area Dining Facility Feeds 9,000 Per Meal

    Mar 22, 2007

    After months of construction and waiting, the largest dining facility on Iraq's Victory Base Complex opened to cheers and a flood of Soldiers and civilians March 20.

  • Book Memorializes Nisei Linguists' Contributions to WWII

    Mar 22, 2007

    An unusual group of Soldiers now has its story told in a book written by Dr. James C. McNaughton and published by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

  • History, Patriotism, Civic Duty - What Children Should Learn in School

    Mar 22, 2007

    What year did Abraham Lincoln sign the Emancipation Proclamation' What British document provided a framework for the United States' founding fathers while they penned the Declaration of Independence' In what document can the words "separation of church and state" be found'

  • All-Army Women Prevail in Military March Madness

    Mar 21, 2007

    Sgt. Evevetta Crawford averaged 20.2 points in six games to help the All-Army team win the 2007 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Championship March 12-17 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.

  • Unusual Circumstances Don't Ruffle Smith for Cup Debut

    Mar 20, 2007

    It's a scenario that Regan Smith never imagined he would be faced with when making his Nextel Cup debut.

  • Chemical Officer Breaks Cultural Barriers in Kuwait

    Mar 20, 2007

    Most deployed Soldiers wake up in a tent and go to work in a fortified compound surrounded by other Americans and a familiar culture.

  • Alwaiya Children's Hospital

    Mar 20, 2007

    Package of the Alwaiya Childrens Hospital and the reconstruction project managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. It is one of five hospital renovations in Baghdad. Produced by Troy Rolan.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier Grows Stronger Through Adversity

    Mar 20, 2007

    A Fort Jackson first sergeant has seen and experienced many different things in his nearly 20-year Army career as airborne, air assault, Ranger and pathfinder, but he never imagined that he would literally have to learn to "see" again.

  • Iams, Mighty Dog Products Recalled

    Mar 20, 2007

    Commissaries worldwide have been directed to remove from their shelves certain cat and dog food products listed in a recall by Menu Foods Inc., based on a Food and Drug Administration warning issued March 17.

  • 'Muse of Fire' Gives Eyewitness Accounts of War

    Mar 19, 2007

    "Muse of Fire," a film that debuted here Wednesday night, uses American troops' eyewitness accounts and private journals to bring to life the tragedy, pain, horror, death and even the hope and optimism of war.

  • Flags Make Way From Iraq to America's Front Yards

    Mar 19, 2007

    Since paratroopers of the 73rd Cavalry Regiment's 1st Squadron set foot in Iraq, they've raised and lowered a new flag every hour on the hour. Each flag has then become available to purchase through the unit's Family Readiness Group.

  • Schumacher Hooks Year's First Win

    Mar 19, 2007

    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, won his first race of the 2007 season here Sunday in the ACDelco Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

  • Martin Closes Out 621-Race Streak with Top-10 Finish in Atlanta

    Mar 19, 2007

    Mark Martin closed out the fifth-longest consecutive race streak in NASCAR Cup history with a 10th-place finish in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Martin's 621 consecutive race streak began Feb. 14, 1988, at the Daytona 500.

  • Fort Bliss Chefs Named Installation Champs in Army Culinary Competition

    Mar 19, 2007

    It will be a competition blissfully remembered by the Texas-based team of chefs who earned Installation of the Year Award at the 2007 U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 16. It is the first in the competition's 32-year history that Fort Bliss has won the top award.

  • 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.

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