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  • Heidelberg Staff Retraces Historical Battle of the Bulge

    Dec 13, 2007

    BAfA"TGENBACH, Belgium Aca,!" Mass formations of German armored vehicles and infantry quietly gathered along the border with Belgium and Luxembourg, preparing for Nazi GermanyAca,!a,,cs last major offensive of World War II.

  • Wrestling 'Superstars' Spend Quality Time With Troops in Iraq

    Dec 12, 2007

    While the holidays may just be another day in a war zone, this year World Wrestling Entertainment gave a special Christmas gift to the troops by spending three days with them. Wrestling Superstars took their show on the road for the fifth straight year to spend time with Soldiers in remote areas who rarely even get time to watch their favorite wrestlers and divas on television.

  • 'Trees for Troops' Program Gets Boost From Guard

    Dec 12, 2007

    Volunteers from the New York National GuardAca,!a,,cs 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division spread holiday cheer by helping load donated Christmas trees bound for overseas troops and Army Families stationed across the United States.

  • Notre Dame Honors Medical Officer with Corby Award

    Dec 12, 2007

    Notre Dame, a university renowned for its football program, but blessed with an equally distinguished tradition of military service selected Dr. (Brig. Gen.) Philip Volpe as the recipient of one of its highest alumni awards, the Rev. William Corby C.S.C. Award for distinguished military service.

  • Human Terrain Team Helps Soldiers in Iraq Understand Cultural Landscape

    Dec 11, 2007

    On a bright afternoon, Dr. Dave Matsuda traveled with a group of U.S Soldiers to tour a food distribution depot in the Ur neighborhood. The Soldiers were worried about how to keep the depot from being infiltrated by Moqtada Al SadrAca,!a,,cs ShiAca,!a,,cite militia army, which controls that part of the Iraqi Capital. The chief of security at the depot, however, assured them the warehouse was safe, because his Aca,!A"organizationAca,!A? protected it from SadrAca,!a,,cs influence.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Hear Sons Win State Football Championship

    Dec 11, 2007

    Twelve Soldiers in Iraq were not able to see their sons win the Kentucky Class 2A state football championship Saturday as the Fort Campbell High School Falcons defeated highly-favored Newport Central Catholic 21-7.

  • Fort Irwin Soldier wins Operation Rising Star Singing Contest

    Dec 7, 2007

    Spc. Richard Sianoya, winner of the 2007 Operation Rising Star singing contest, plans to use his $2,000 prize to help move his mother from their hometown of Manila, Philippines, to live with him in Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Business Leader Speaks on Diversity

    Dec 6, 2007

    Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the board of governors of the Leader to Leader Institute and co-editor of 24 books in 28 languages on leadership, inclusion and diversity was guest speaker at the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first senior leader diversity breakfast at the Pentagon on Nov. 29.

  • Fort Campbell Falcons Soar to State Championship

    Dec 6, 2007

    Fort Campbell High School will play for a Kentucky Class 2A state football championship Saturday for the first time since 1980 after defeating Metcalfe County 24-15 in a regional semifinal game Nov. 30 in Edmonton, Ky.

  • Wounded 'Knight' Returns to Playing Field

    Dec 5, 2007

    A former West Point football player who was wounded in action joined the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top brass for the coin toss at SaturdayAca,!a,,cs Army-Navy Game in Baltimore.

  • USA Express deadline: Dec. 14

    Dec 5, 2007

    Army Entertainment Division is seeking military musicians and singers to deliver entertainment to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Djibouti and Kuwait.

  • AAFES Offers Free Music Downloads for Troops

    Dec 4, 2007

    Recognizing that music has always been integral to morale, more than a dozen of the biggest names in country, rock, pop and R&B are teaming up with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and America Supports You to deliver a special gift to troops this holiday season Aca,!" a free compilation of songs produced exclusively for Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines.

  • Soldiers Win Medals in USA Shooting Match

    Dec 4, 2007

    The 2007 USA Shooting Three Times Airgun Match came to a close Dec. 2 with Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Libby Callahan and Sgt. 1st Class Daryl L. Szarenski of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit of Fort Benning, Ga., claiming titles on the final day of competition.

  • America's Army Goes Xbox, Now PC

    Dec 4, 2007

    When the Aca,!A"AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army: True SoldiersAca,!A? game hit the streets in mid November, recruiters across the country held launch events at local stores to capitalize on the excitement of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army coming to the Xbox 360. Now the gameAca,!a,,cs creators are hoping to stir up excitement in the PC gaming world.

  • Teen Records Life Without Mom for Today Show

    Dec 4, 2007

    At first glance, Michaela Streitfield, 16, seems like a typical teenager, but those who watch the Today Show on Dec. 7 will learn sheAca,!a,,cs anything but. Her mother, Master Sgt. Lynette Streitfield, has recently returned from a year-long deployment in Iraq as an active-duty member of the National Guard. During that time, Michaela and her father, Bob Streitfield, lived in George Washington Village without their mother and wife.

  • Sergeant Hands Out His Action Figures at Army-Navy Game

    Dec 3, 2007

    As a child, Sgt. Tommy Rieman loved GI Joe action figures so much that he dreamed of being a Aca,!A"real American hero.Aca,!A? Little did he realize that one day his dream would come true.

  • FRG Coordinator Has Five Family Members Deployed

    Nov 30, 2007

    This West Virginia National Guard family readiness assistant ought to know a thing or two about her job: five members of Cathy HammackAca,!a,,cs family are serving in Iraq.

  • Guard Film Tells Soldiers' Stories

    Nov 30, 2007

    Like many Soldiers deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, Soldiers from the Oregon National GuardAca,!a,,cs 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry brought their personal cameras to Iraq during their deployment in 2004. They snapped photos of each other firing weapons, shot video of explosives they detonated and logged plenty of footage of their own commentaries intermixed with Soldier humor.

  • Chaplain School Named for Vietnam Hero

    Nov 29, 2007

    The building housing the Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, S.C., was renamed Watters Hall in a Nov. 20 ceremony honoring a chaplain killed in action 40 years ago in Vietnam.

  • Soldier Selected as Male Shotgun Shooter of the Year

    Nov 28, 2007

    Pfc. Vincent C. Hancock, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, has been selected as Male Shotgun Shooter of the Year by USA Shooting. Pfc. Hancock, 18, had a successful year winning the World Cup in Italy and setting a finals world record in men's skeet.

  • Six Soldiers Remain in 'Operation Rising Star' Contest

    Nov 28, 2007

    Six Soldiers remain in the inaugural Operation Rising Star singing competition. Online voting at through Dec. 3 will determine the winner.

  • Lt. Gen. HonorAfA Receives 'Friend of 4-H' Award

    Nov 27, 2007

    Telling his young audience of more than 1,000 students to Aca,!A"learn the concept of discipline and lead disciplined, ethical lives,Aca,!A? Lt. Gen. Russel L. HonorAfA, commanding general, First Army, was an award recipient and featured speaker at the 2007 4-H National Convention held here last night.

  • Army Mechanics Go Distance to Keep Wheels Rolling

    Nov 27, 2007

    A young Soldier rubbed sleep from his eyes as he stumbled into the giant machinery garage at 10 p.m., his vision flooded with harsh yellow light. HeAca,!a,,cd been working on various trucks and machines since 4 a.m., but he still had to work on one more.

  • Combat Firefighters Train to Battle Blazes

    Nov 26, 2007

    When the Bravo Company Aca,!EoeMad BullsAca,!a,,c of the 526th Brigade Support Battalion arrived in theater, the recovery-section and gun-truck platoon gained a new piece of equipment, a combat fire truck, and a firefighting mission to go with it.

  • Oregon Guardsmen Help Each Other Re-integrate

    Nov 26, 2007

    Three Oregon National Guard Soldiers, bonded by catastrophic injuries and lost loved ones, are helping other Soldiers readjust to life as civilians as part of the Oregon National Guard Re-integration Team. Oregon is the only state that combines its re-integration efforts with the jobs program and the Career Transition Assistance Program.

  • Commissaries Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

    Nov 21, 2007

  • Warrior Transition Unit Draws Praise in Germany

    Nov 21, 2007

    Spc. Joseph Gooch didnAca,!a,,ct know what to expect as the first injured Soldier reporting to the new Warrior Transition Unit in Wiesbaden.

  • Army Team Closes out NASCAR Season with Top-10 Finish

    Nov 21, 2007

    Mark Martin ended the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season Sunday with a solid ninth-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Martin started the 400-mile event sixth and ran the majority of the race inside the top 10.

  • Soldiers Set to Serve up Turkey

    Nov 21, 2007

    Aca,!A"The Thanksgiving Day dinner is the meal of meals for the Army,Aca,!A? said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Shawn M. Malinowski, the food service advisor with Multi-National Division - Baghdad. Aca,!A"There is no money, no effort, nothing wasted on this day.Aca,!A?

  • Troops Bring Thanksgiving to Honduran Villagers

    Nov 21, 2007

    About 70 Soldiers and other servicemembers brought Thanksgiving villagers in La Sampedran, Honduras.

  • Award Recognizes Spirit of Bob Hope in Others

    Nov 20, 2007

    The "Spirit of Hope" awards honor Bob Hope's values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication reflected in servicemembers today.

  • Dave Matthews Band Rocks West Point after Army Beats Navy, Air Force

    Nov 19, 2007

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point was rocking Wednesday and Thursday nights as cadets, faculty and other local community members packed Eisenhower Hall for two nights of free concerts by the Dave Mathews Band.

  • Twelve Soldiers Remain in Operation Rising Star Singing Contest

    Nov 19, 2007

    A dozen Soldiers sang their way into the semifinals of the 2007 Operation Rising Star contest. You can help select the final six.

  • 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.