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  • 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.

  • Converted Infielder Pitches Way to Army Female Athlete of Year Honors

    Jan 31, 2007

    Sgt. Shannon Eichenseer, a two-time All-Armed Forces softball player, has been selected as the Army's 2006 Female Athlete of the Year by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

  • Marathon Runner Named Army's Male Athlete of Year

    Jan 31, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Barry Brill, an endurance runner and bicyclist, has been selected as the Army's 2006 Male Athlete of the Year by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

  • Fort Lewis' Meredith Named Army Coach of the Year

    Jan 31, 2007

    Staff Sgt. (retired) Lonnie Meredith, who led both flag and tackle football teams to successful seasons at Fort Lewis, Wash., has been selected as the Army's 2006 Coach of the Year by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

  • Soldiers, Army Civilians Eligible for Home Copy of Microsoft Office

    Jan 31, 2007

    All Army Soldiers and civilian personnel are now eligible for a licensed copy of Microsoft Office desktop applications to use on a home computer.

  • Army Broadcaster Saves Civilian's Life

    Jan 31, 2007

    They say you never know what you'll do in a life-threatening situation until it occurs, but for one Wiesbaden Soldier "doing the right thing" came as naturally as drawing breath.

  • Ginn Racing Optimistic After Las Vegas Test Session

    Jan 31, 2007

    Ginn Racing concluded a two-day test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway yesterday afternoon, as the team continues to ready for the fast approaching 2007 season.

  • Army Program Sends Cadets, Company-Grade Officers to Graduate School

    Jan 31, 2007

    The Advanced Civil School Program is offering graduate school opportunities to junior and soon-to-be officers to enhance critical skills throughout the Army.

  • Women's Museum to Open New Exhibit, Honor Silver Star Recipient

    Jan 31, 2007

    The U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, Va., is opening a new exhibit recognizing the contributions of women Soldiers during the war on terror.

  • Army Recruits 200th Participant in Partnership for Youth Success Program

    Jan 30, 2007

    The Army signed on Raytheon Corporation as its 200th partner in its Partnership for Youth Success program today at the Pentagon.

  • Wounded Servicemembers Get $50 Million Rehabilitiation Center

    Jan 30, 2007

    An aircraft carrier that sparked the spirits of a nation following the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor during the dark, early days of World War II has become the namesake of the world's most technologically advanced rehabilitation center for amputees and burn victims unveiled during an emotional-packed ceremony here yesterday.

  • $50 Million Rehabilitation Center Opens on Fort Sam Houston

    Jan 30, 2007

    Thanks to the generosity of 600,000 Americans, wounded warriors now have a $50 million state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility.

  • Cody Awards First Medal at New Rehab Center

    Jan 29, 2007

    With the star-studded grand opening just a day away, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody officiated over the first awards ceremony at the Center for the Intrepid yesterday at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Female Combat Medics Earn Respect from Afghan Army

    Jan 29, 2007

    Oregon Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jo Turner and Spc. Cheryl Ivanov have found a niche in a "Good Ol' Boys' Club" while serving in Afghanistan.

  • Married Couple Shares Reenlistment 'Vows' at Taji

    Jan 29, 2007

    Justin and Karla Thomsen do just about everything together - even go to war. So it was no surprise that the two 1st Cavalry Division noncommissioned officers reenlisted together here Jan. 25.

  • Army Programs Help Keep Military Marriages Strong

    Jan 29, 2007

    Before Capt. Paul Olsen completed his first tour in Iraq as commander of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, his wife, Erin, contemplated what life was like before her husband's most recent deployment; the couple had spent two of the past three years living on different continents.

  • Biggest Loser: Fort Sam Workers Resolve to Lighten Up

    Jan 29, 2007

    Don't call Cheryl Harrison a loser, unless you're referring to her weight. She hopes to drop a few pounds, and dress sizes, as she competes against four other Fort Sam Houston employees for the title of Fort Sam Houston's "Biggest Loser."

  • Chaplains' Reach Out to Soldiers Extended in Afghanistan

    Jan 26, 2007

    U.S. military chaplains serving in Afghanistan want troops who have been extended to know support is there for them. "Hang in there; we're right with you," is what chaplains want recently extended soldiers to know, a senior chaplain said.

  • As Baby Gets Older, Mom Finds Herself Clueless

    Jan 26, 2007

    This is a commentary written by Kamryn Jaroszewski, editor of the "Alaska Post."

  • Protect Your Family: Have a Current Will

    Jan 25, 2007

    There is a commercial on television that shows an older woman depositing quarters into a parking meter and talking about how wonderful it would be if we could do this for additional increments of time added to our lives. The more quarters we put into the "life meter," the more time we could buy.

  • Fort Jackson Officer Helps Stranger Live Another Day

    Jan 25, 2007

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  • Black Jack Officer Follows Path Back to Iraq

    Jan 25, 2007

    Most Soldiers have been to Iraq more than once. Second Lt. Jeremy Reyes has been twice, his first time as a civilian with the Coalition Provisional Authority in 2004.

  • Paratroopers Go to Combat with More Than Equipment

    Jan 25, 2007

    The Army makes sure that every Soldier going into combat has the best hardware and equipment money can buy. But hidden away somewhere underneath all the gear, most Soldiers also carry an item or two that their supply sergeants didn't issue.

  • Army's 'Blue to Green' Program Hits Milestone

    Jan 25, 2007

    The Army's "Blue to Green" program, designed to allow airmen, sailors and Marines affected by force shaping to move to the Army, recently hit a milestone, a Defense Department official said here today.

  • AW2 Meets Wounded Soldiers' Needs

    Jan 25, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey was certain his military career had ended on Nov. 10, 2004. That day, just outside Ramadi, Iraq, a roadside bomb exploded, so severely injuring his left leg that it had to be amputated just below the knee.

  • States Declare May 1 'Silver Star Day'

    Jan 25, 2007

    Thanks to the efforts of Silver Star Families of America, Indiana and New Mexico have proclaimed May 1 as "Silver Star Day" to honor the nation's wounded servicemembers.

  • Schumacher Ready to Chase Fourth Straight World Title

    Jan 24, 2007

    While it's only pre-season testing, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, clearly considers this weekend's National Time Trials here at Firebird International Raceway the first step towards a possible fourth straight NHRA POWERade world championship.

  • Soldier Honored at State of the Union Address

    Jan 24, 2007

    An Army sergeant who was awarded the Silver Star for his valiant actions in Iraq was honored by President Bush at the annual State of the Union Address here tonight.

  • Soldiers Share War Stories, Help Recruiters Through SRAP

    Jan 24, 2007

    In October, Sgt. Jason Maxwell wasn't too sure about being selected by Department of the Army for recruiting duty. But now that he's served in the Special Recruiter Assistance Program, he's feeling better about it.

  • Schofield Barracks Soldier Completes 100-Miler

    Jan 23, 2007

    While many Soldiers set their sights on the Army Ten Miler, Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos keeps his on the 100-mile Hawaiian Ultra Running Team Endurance Run.

  • Retention NCOs, Career Counselors Dispel Reenlistment Rumors

    Jan 23, 2007

    Retention NCOs and career counselors here are advising Soldiers to seek reenlistment information from subject matter experts - not fellow Soldiers, who may not have all the facts.

  • Fort Knox Master Sergeant Saves Trainees, Earns Soldier's Medal

    Jan 23, 2007

    Master Sgt. Jose Rodriguez Ramos doesn't remember the Mustang heading toward his trainees. He doesn't remember grabbing one trainee and pushing him out of the way, or the car slamming into him.

  • New Law Puts More Pressure on VA to Protect Against ID Theft

    Jan 23, 2007

    Last month, President Bush signed into law the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2006.

  • DoDEA Schools Want Teacher, Parent, Student Feedback

    Jan 23, 2007

    Students, parents and teachers have until Feb. 28 to respond to the Department of Defense Education Activity's Customer Satisfaction Survey.

  • Green Beret Awarded Silver Star for Action in Iraq

    Jan 23, 2007

    A Special Forces Soldier, formerly of the 5th Special Forces Group based at Fort Campbell, Ky., was recognized for valorous actions in Iraq during a ceremony at the Heritage Auditorium here, Jan. 19.

  • Military Channel Wants Servicemembers' Stories

    Jan 22, 2007

    The Military Channel is asking servicemembers across the armed forces to submit videotaped stories about their service in the global war on terrorism for broadcast on television, company officials said.

  • TILT: Language Learning Via Video Gaming

    Jan 22, 2007

    By the time Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and other units of the Southern European Task Force here have stepped foot in Iraq, they've already spoken Arabic face-to-face with Iraqis on Baghdad streets.

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