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  • Wounded Soldier's Mother Thanks Walter Reed Staff

    Apr 26, 2007

    The following is by Carol J. Slavin, mother of Sgt. Thomas "T.J." Slavin, who received care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after being severely wounded in Iraq.

  • Board Watches Out for Soldiers Treated Unfairly by Merchants

    Apr 24, 2007

    It could happen to anyone on a military installation: You decide to buy a car, negotiate for a price, purchase one at a lot near post and wind up with a lemon.

  • Veterinary mission morphs into lifesaving rescue

    Apr 24, 2007

    With only seconds to react, U.S. military members made a daring rescue April 14, pulling a young African man out of a raging torrent.

  • Staff Sgt. Lewis Named Greco-Roman Coach of the Year

    Apr 24, 2007

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program's Staff Sgt. Shon Lewis has been named 2006 Greco-Roman Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling.

  • Warrior Transition Brigade: Putting Soldiers First

    Apr 24, 2007

    A new brigade aimed at overseeing the health, welfare and morale of patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center will activate tomorrow.

  • Army Drivers to Appear in M2 Machine Gun Training Video

    Apr 24, 2007

    Mark Martin and Regan Smith, co-drivers of the No. 01 U.S. Army car, are helping Soldiers learn the safe and proper way to set up the M2 machine gun.

  • Army Driver Moves from 11th to 10th in Nextel Cup Points

    Apr 23, 2007

    Despite problems Mr. Mark Martin encountered in his Car of Tomorrow debut Saturday night, the savvy U.S. Army driver still managed to pull off a respectable 12th-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • 2007 Best Ranger Competition Preview

    Apr 20, 2007

    From Fort Benning Georgia, a preview of the 2007 Best Ranger Competition.

  • Infantry School Command Sergeant Major Tackles Ranger Competition With Son

    Apr 20, 2007

    The most curious partnership in this year's Best Ranger Competition may be Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Greenway and his son, Staff Sgt. Brandon Greenway.

  • Fort Campbell Advice Columnist Captures Nation's Interest

    Apr 19, 2007

    The Fort Campbell Courier's advice columnist, Ms. Vicki, has jumped into the spotlight, garnering attention from newspapers and television stations nationwide.

  • V Corps Soldier Puts Medical Training to Quick Use on Crash Victims

    Apr 19, 2007

    After a tough week of training for the Army's Expert Field Medical Badge, Spc. Mary Salinas-Cantu of V Corps' 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, was looking forward to the weekend. Little did she know how soon she would put the training to use.

  • All-Army Female Wrestlers Shine at U.S. National Championships

    Apr 19, 2007

    First Lt. Leigh Jaynes won the women's 130-pound freestyle title to lead three female Soldiers competing in the 2007 U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

  • NFL Athletes Boost Soldiers' Morale in Iraq

    Apr 18, 2007

    Instead of an outer tactical vest they don shoulder pads. Instead of combat boots, they slide on cleats, and instead of an army combat uniform top, they wear team jerseys.

  • All-Army Wrestlers Win Greco-Roman National Championship

    Apr 18, 2007

    Army World Class Athlete Program wrestler Sgt. Glenn Garrison led the All-Army Team to its fifth Greco-Roman national crown in the past seven years at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 6-7.

  • Policy Change Boosts G.I. Bill Eligibility for Some Guard, Reserve Members

    Apr 18, 2007

    A recent Defense Department policy change widens the eligibility window for some reserve-component troops who want to use their Montgomery G.I. Bill education benefits, a senior DoD official said here yesterday.

  • Students, Educators Rave Over March2Success Program

    Apr 17, 2007

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is helping prospective recruits and other students improve their test-taking strategies and math, science and English skills though March2Success, a free Web-based program.

  • Soldiers Break From Combat at Freedom Rest

    Apr 17, 2007

    Rest and relaxation is a luxury to Soldiers on the battlefield, where the fears of being hit by IEDs or losing a buddy in combat haunt Soldiers daily. The recent extension of tours to 15 months makes active-duty Soldiers need a break that much more.

  • Shades of Green Salutes Veterans

    Apr 16, 2007

    Shades of Green, an Armed Forces Recreation Center on Walt Disney World, is offering military veterans with less than 20 years of service an opportunity to vacation on the resort this September as part of a "Salute to our Veterans" program.

  • 'No' Means 'No,' Protect Yourself from Sexual Assault

    Apr 16, 2007

    The following is a commentary by Ms. Elaine Wilson, who writes for the Fort Sam Houston Public Information Office.

  • Army Top Fuel Driver Takes First-Round Loss

    Apr 16, 2007

    For the second straight race, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher lost in the first round of eliminations here Sunday in the Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  • Army Driver Continues Impressive Start, Finishes Third in Texas

    Apr 16, 2007

    The Mark Martin 2007 story got even more interesting following his impressive third-place finish in Sunday's Samsung 500 Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • Two Soldiers Share Army Story With American Public

    Apr 12, 2007

    Two Soldiers have been selected to tell the Army's story to the American public through the Defense Department's "Why We Serve" public outreach program.

  • New Soldier Sees Realities of War

    Apr 12, 2007

    Sweat and dirt streak down Pvt. Eric Rundquist's face as he rides within the dusty confines of a Bradley fighting vehicle. A muffled thud suddenly shakes the 40-ton personnel carrier, and passengers rush to check on each other.

  • V Corps Pilot Earns 'Aviator of the Year' Title

    Apr 12, 2007

    On a routine air-assault mission in Afghanistan, six aircraft from what is now V Corps' 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and members of the Canadian Special Forces were ordered to perform a raid on a high-value target. As the first aircraft, a CH-47 Chinook, started downward to insert the Canadian soldiers, a rocket-propelled grenade struck its side, engulfing the big twin-rotor helicopter in flames.

  • Holocaust Survivor Recalls Dark Time in History

    Apr 12, 2007

    Retired Lt. Col. Charles Stein, a Holocaust survivor and World War II veteran, shared the tragic events that changed the course of his life nearly 70 years ago during a Days of Remembrance ceremony here April 10.

  • Army Arts and Crafts Contest Open to MWR Patrons

    Apr 11, 2007

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Arts and Crafts program is calling for entries for the 2007 Army Arts and Crafts Contest.

  • TRADOC Soldier Cruises with Cooking Oil

    Apr 11, 2007

    Drooling over a tricked-out truck isn't unusual for many American males.

  • Registration Open for Camp A.R.M.Y. Challenge in Europe

    Apr 11, 2007

    Children of deployed Soldiers in Europe have until May 4 to apply for summer camps with activities that range from manning a sailing ship to exploring a German coastal island.

  • 'Biggest Losers' Shape Up, Slim Down

    Apr 11, 2007

    Ms. Olivia Mendoza is learning a new math these days. She's discovered that she can burn about 140 calories for every 10 minutes of high-intensity aerobics. By her calculations, she can then eat a 60 calorie chocolate rice cake, workout and still be ahead by 80 calories.

  • Small Change Makes Big Impact

    Apr 10, 2007

    Three Tobyhanna electronics mechanics' suggestion to replace a diode in a sensor will save the Army about $150,000 a year. The suggestion also earned the men a $3,939.99 cash award. In a twist of terminology, instead of discarding a $3,356 basic sight assembly scanner when the Zero Azimuth Position Sensor broke, Tim Kime, David Voorhees and Andy Martino proposed, via the command's suggestion program, to reclassify the ZAPS from a component to a part, thereby authorizing them to repair the broken sensor. The ZAPS is used in the basic sight assembly scanner of the Bradley fighting vehicle.

  • Wounded Veterans Overcome Challenges at Winter Sports Clinic

    Apr 6, 2007

    The last time Dallas Chambless skied was on a high school class trip in 2002. This year, his adventures were dramatically different aEUR" the 23-year-old Texas native is now paralyzed from the waist down.

  • Army Wins Sixth Consecutive Armed Forces Wrestling Crown

    Apr 5, 2007

    Capt. Eric Albarracin won all six of his Greco-Roman and freestyle matches to lead the All-Army wrestling team to its sixth consecutive Armed Forces Wrestling Championship March 23-24.

  • Vietnam MIA Makes Final Journey Home; Inspires Hope

    Apr 4, 2007

    Capt. Herbert C. Crosby, a U.S. Army Reservist, was born on Memorial Day in 1947. As a young child, he always thought the American Flag flew in honor of his birthday. Crosby was a blond-haired, blue-eyed Eagle Scout, high school varsity football player, and popular young man who loved boating, cars, airplanes, the Beatles and a good practical joke.

  • Female Medics Take Lessons of Forward Mission to Heart

    Apr 4, 2007

    Compassion on the frontlines of battle is a concept that few infantrymen or artillerymen consider in the heat of a fire fight. For two medics with C Company, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Spartan, the concept was far from strange: it was central to their mission.

  • Medic Recalls Actions During Convoy Attack

    Apr 4, 2007

    "Watch any war movie," said Spc. James Black, "and you always see some crazy and brave guy with a red cross on his arm doing the impossible to save his brothers aEUR" that is what people come to expect from combat medics."

  • AAFES Marks Four Years of Service to Troops in Iraq

    Apr 4, 2007

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service marks four years of support to servicemembers in Iraq this week.

  • Hiring Heroes: Wounded Warriors in Demand at Career Fair

    Apr 3, 2007

    Wounded warriors and their families were a hot commodity March 27 as dozens of interested employers vied for their attention during the Hiring Heroes Career Fair here. The career fair, customized for servicemembers wounded in operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, attracted 75 prospective employers from the Department of Defense, other federal agencies and private-sector companies, including financial institutions, universities, law-enforcement organizations, correctional facilities, high-tech defense companies and several local San Antonio firms.

  • 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.


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