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  • 'Vanguard' medic answers call, saves lives

    Aug 29, 2013

    Spc. Tyler Ivester was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, with Valor Device, Aug. 1, 2013, for saving the lives of four of his fellow Soldiers after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, April 17, 2013, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Paik named honorary Eighth Army commander

    Aug 29, 2013

    Eighth Army named the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general as an honorary Eighth Army commanding general during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 29, 2013, at General Paik Operational Command Post, South Korea.

  • Army Wellness Center opens at Fort Drum

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The 5,000-square-foot facility is the 12th wellness center to open across the Army. It offers standardized services and state-of-the-art equipment free of charge to all DOD ID card holders.

  • Army launches start of 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

    Aug 29, 2013

    The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium, Aug. 28, 2013, was a time for reflection on the war that would span 10 years and cost the country more than 58,000 young men and women, but it was also an occasion to honor and thank nine Vietnam War veterans who served a total of 14 tours in-country and 225 years in uniform.

  • Army rugger humbled honoring fallen peers

    Aug 28, 2013

    All-Army Rugby player Maj. Nate Conkey experienced the exhilarating high of winning his first gold medal at the 2013 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship and was humbled the next morning by a remembrance ceremony that honored all military rugby players, including many of his friends, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • General mentors women Soldiers seeking Bradley mechanic MOS

    Aug 28, 2013

    The female Soldiers currently training to earn the 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer military occupationally specialty received a mentoring session, Aug. 26, 2013, from Brig. Gen. Michaelene Kloster, the commander of the 98th Training Division, and Fort Benning's only woman general.

  • Female flag detail honors Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    Female Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass, raised the American flag during reveille, Aug. 28, 2013. The all-female flag honor detail joined together to commemorate Women's Equality Day, the day when the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

  • SHARP training incorporated into U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane, Aug. 20, 2013, to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault.

  • Army wins Armed Forces Rugby on last-second try

    Aug 26, 2013

    Second Lt. Will Holder of Fort Sill, Okla., scored a last-second, diving try that lifted All-Army to a 19-14 walk-off victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal match of the 2013 Armed Forces Sevens Rugby Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.

  • Hotline, now 50 years old, continues to promote dialog with Russians

    Aug 26, 2013

    In October 1962, the Cuban missile crisis occurred and with it, the possibility of a nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. To open the lines of communications between the two countries and help prevent "mutually assured destruction," a hotline was activated, Aug. 30, 1963.

  • Campbell addresses veterans, military service organizations at summit

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Army vice chief of staff opened the second quarterly Veterans Service Organization/Military Service Organization Summit telling group members that while the Army can be bureaucratic at times, it's still a learning organization that is and will continue to be flexible and adaptable to change no matter what that may be.

  • New SHARP director says Army must defeat sexual assault to maintain public trust

    Aug 22, 2013

    As the Army finishes up operations in Afghanistan, at home it continues a fight to stem the sexual assaults some in uniform perpetrate against their fellow Soldiers.

  • American, Israeli kids visit Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington National Cemetery

    Aug 21, 2013

    American kids from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Israeli youth from the Israel Defense Force Widows & Orphans Organization along with adult volunteers and staff from both organizations, visited Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 12, 2013.

  • In aftermath of Keating: MOH nominee Carter gets help for PTSD

    Aug 21, 2013

    After defeating a Taliban force seven to eight times their size, half of the Soldiers of "Black Knight" Troop were wounded and eight were dead. Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter at first didn't want to speak about it with counselors, but he later credited the professionals with saving him.

  • Airborne instructors require trust, safety

    Aug 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Airborne school instructors, addressed as "Sergeant Airborne," by the students, and known throughout the Army as "Black Hats," have three weeks to instill confidence in their trainees with precise instruction during the Basic Airborne Course, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Wounded warriors invited to annual fishing trip

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Georgia chapter of Safari Club International will treat Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion, veterans and their families to a free weekend fishing excursion Aug. 24-26, 2013, at Lake Lanier in Georgia.

  • For 30 years, AFAP has brought quality-of-life issues to forefront

    Aug 21, 2013

    Just over 30 years ago, on Aug. 15, the Army reached out to its entire family -- active and reserve-component Soldiers, their families, retirees, survivors and civilian employees -- asking them to identify quality-of-life issues and concerns for review and resolution by Army senior leadership.

  • Cadet Overseas Training Mission furthers U.S. Army Africa efforts

    Aug 20, 2013

    With the help of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army Africa partnered with United States Army Cadet Command to create a mutually beneficial opportunity to embed cadets within an Army Service Component Command to advance USARAF Theater Security Cooperation efforts and help cadets achieve USACC goals.

  • FOX Sports 1 tunes into Fort Campbell life

    Aug 19, 2013

    Seven professional athletes and sports commentators, along with a bus load of Fox Sports Girls, got a sneak peek into the life of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Aug. 12, 2013, when "Fox Sports 1" traveled to post as a part of their summer bus tour.

  • CSF2 sees culture of resilience growing in Army family

    Aug 19, 2013

    When the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign this spring, it cast a spotlight on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness' mission to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and performance of Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians through Resilience and Performance Enhancement Training.

  • DOD partners to combat brain injury

    Aug 16, 2013

    Experts from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs gathered, Aug. 14, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the Military Health System Research Symposium to discuss the future of research on mental health and traumatic brain injury.

  • Device gets Soldiers back to work on their feet, preventing amputations

    Aug 15, 2013

    "Over the last two years, this limb-salvage device has saved me from doing at least 100 amputations," said an orthopedic surgeon who has amputated hundreds of Soldiers' limbs since 9/11.

  • Arizona Wildcats prep for upcoming season, train Army style at Huachuca

    Aug 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz., welcomed the University of Arizona football team, the Wildcats, Aug. 7, 2013, as they held their annual training camp here to help prepare for their upcoming season.

  • Leader's Training Course helps develop future leaders

    Aug 13, 2013

    The Leader Training Course, which began in 1965, is an ROTC summer designed program at Fort Knox, Ky., to develop future officers.

  • Air Defense Artillery Vietnam veterans donate memorial to Fort Sill

    Aug 12, 2013

    The National Dusters, Quads and Searchlight Association donated a memorial to Fort Sill's Constitution Park, during an unveiling ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Huachuca's Net Zero-focused middle school wins design, energy conservation awards

    Aug 12, 2013

    When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not schools or their interiors. However, this didn't stop Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from winning design, energy conservation and sustainability awards at state, national and international levels.

  • New York Army National Guard instructors qualify infantry Soldiers

    Aug 12, 2013

    Combining steep learning curves with the steep terrain at Camp Smith, N.Y., Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 106th Regional Training Institute, turn Army Reserve and National Guard clerks, quartermasters, and mechanics into infantrymen.

  • Army engineers bring 'Power, Energy and Cyber' to students

    Aug 9, 2013

    Army engineers provided high school students a look into the science-related career paths available to them through advanced classroom instruction and hands-on experiments as part of an expanded Gains in the Education and Mathematics and Science program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 15-26, 2013.

  • Manchu officers return to leadership roles in Korea

    Aug 7, 2013

    During his first visit to Korea since assuming command, the U.S. Army Pacific commanding general discovered that four officers he used to lead in the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchus," were serving in key leadership positions in Korea.

  • Taking care of 4-legged warriors saves Soldiers lives too

    Aug 7, 2013

    The Baumholder, Germany-based 64th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), took time recently to brush up on their skills prior to their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Adaptive waterskiing clinic brings Soldiers in transition out on water

    Aug 7, 2013

    Soldiers in the 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, took to the water, Aug. 2, 2013, on kayaks, tubes and water skis during the Introduction to Adapted Waterskiing Clinic at Tompkins Basin on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Army officer wins national bobsled push championship

    Aug 2, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Capt. Chris Fogt won the U.S. men's national bobsled push championship at the Canadian Ice House in Calgary, Canada, further establishing himself as a solid contender to make Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Army Ten-Miler's U.S. service members lottery opens Aug. 1

    Jul 31, 2013

    The Army's race will hold a special online lottery for U.S. service member, Aug. 1-15, 2013. The lottery is open to all U.S. service members and they must use a .mil email address when registering.

  • Fort Benning selected for CSF2 film production

    Jul 31, 2013

    To help new Soldiers prepare for the physical and emotional stressors of deployments, Comprehensive Resilience Module training videos have offered a realistic perspective of combat. For the second year, Fort Benning was the selected site for production of the Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness Program CRMs. Scenes for its most recent production, Resilience on the Battlefield, were filmed July 23-26 at various locations.

  • Former POWs recall bravery, heroism of Korean War chaplain

    Jul 31, 2013

    Two Korean War prisoners of war recently recalled the heroism of Medal of Honor recipient Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, who gave his life while helping others survive the harsh conditions of captivity.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • 26-day trek across Spain fulfills dream

    Jul 30, 2013

    A Fort Carson, Colo., contracting specialist fulfilled a desire to complete the 800-kilometer Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain.

  • Soldier Show auditions link with Operation Rising Star

    Jul 29, 2013

    In an effort to streamline efficiencies, Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operation Rising Star finalists.

  • Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for COP Keating

    Jul 29, 2013

    President Barack Obama announced July 26, 2013, that Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the Medal of Honor next month for his "conspicuous gallantry" in Afghanistan.

  • Veterans return to Korea for armistice anniversary

    Jul 29, 2013

    Korean War veterans returned to South Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement that brought the brutal conflict to an end.

  • MRE production for 2014 does away with lasagna, refried beans, fajitas

    Jul 29, 2013

    Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat, or MREs.

  • Chaplain Corps anniversary honors Korean War priest

    Jul 26, 2013

    The Army Chaplain Corps, in marking its 238th anniversary, held a memorial service for a Korean War chaplain who gave his life to save others.

  • Army Community Service celebrates 48 years of assisting families

    Jul 26, 2013

    After 48 years, Army Community Service is operating on 78 installations, providing family team building, relocation assistance, financial readiness counseling and a host of other services.

  • Korean War 'Heroes Remembered' at Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 25, 2013

    Veterans of the Korean War, including two Medal of Honor recipients, were honored during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Whipple Field, July 24, 2013.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers back in U.S. waters after 10 months

    Jul 25, 2013

    Thirty-one Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 805th Transportation Detachment returned to U.S. waters, July 24, 2013, after 10 months overseas in support of Operating Enduring Freedom.

  • Armistice anniversary marks milestone for alliance

    Jul 24, 2013

    American and South Korean officials and veterans will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement in the United States and South Korea this week.

  • Army rifle shooters showcase skills at Interservice Championships

    Jul 24, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit captured the overall individual and team championships at the 52nd Annual Interservice Rifle Championships, July 16-23, 2013, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

  • Soldier saves teens from burning vehicle

    Jul 24, 2013

    Thanks to Staff Sgt. Michael Peters and his wife, Debra, a car full of teens who hit a tree head on, are on the road to recovery.

  • Commander gets tough on combating sexual harassment, assault

    Jul 23, 2013

    Better communication between leaders and troops is key to combating sexual harassment and assault, said the Army's top civilian leader.

  • West Point cadets help Uganda renew energy resources

    Jul 23, 2013

    In an effort to limit the effects of deforestation, five cadets from the United States Military Academy travelled to Kasiisi, Uganda, to participate in the construction of a Biogas Digester during a Renewable Energy mission, conducted from June 16 to July 3, 2013, as part of an ongoing cooperation between U.S. Army Africa and USMA.

  • Soldiers' Korean War sacrifices honored

    Jul 22, 2013

    Nestled in the serene rolling green hills of Jochiwon, South Korea, rests a memorial statue dedicated to the Soldiers of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, and the sacrifices they made delaying the north Korean Army's southern advance.

  • Student scientists go 'Inside the NFL'

    Jul 22, 2013

    The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade eCYBERMISSION STEM competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' cement ties in San Marino, strengthen relations between 2 long-standing republics

    Jul 22, 2013

    "Sky Soldiers" from Vicenza, Italy, attended the Frattelanza San Marino-America (San Marino-America Brotherhood) luncheon hosted by the Associazione Samnmarinese in San Marino, July 7, 2013.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldier recognized for courage under fire

    Jul 19, 2013

    New York Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua Young was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, July 19, 2013, in a ceremony at the Glenville, N.Y., Armed Forces Reserve Center.

  • Reservists, families attend Yellow Ribbon reintegration event

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command, based at Fort Dix, N.J., hosted a Yellow Ribbon Program event, July 13-14, 2013, at Maryland's National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C.

  • Equine therapy volunteer aids wounded warrior recovery, resilience

    Jul 16, 2013

    Jed Elrod is one of three volunteers who devote time skill and experience to promote healing through equine therapy at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Equestrian Center.

  • Fort Hamilton dedicates Bluff to fallen Soldier

    Jul 16, 2013

    Fort Hamilton, N.Y., honored its bluff to a fallen Soldier and Fire Department of New York firefighter, June 13, 2013, at the post theater during Army birthday celebration week.

  • Operation Rising Star calling garrisons - deadline looms

    Jul 15, 2013

    Army Entertainment is getting set to launch the ninth season of Operation Rising Star, a military singing contest based on the American Idol format. Garrisons have until July 29, 2013, to register for local competition, which will be contested in September and/or October.

  • South Korea-based NCO wins top service award

    Jul 15, 2013

    A South Korea-based master sergeant was the U.S. Army's selection for the 2013 Federally Employed Women Meritorious Service Award.

  • Watervliet Arsenal celebrates its 200th year of manufacturing

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., workforce transcends decades and even generations each time they enter the fence line. After all, the arsenal celebrated 200 years of continuous support to our military, July 14, 2013.

  • Department of Defense celebrates Iftar meal at the Pentagon

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Department of Defense celebrated its 15th Iftar meal, July 12, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Natick segment to air on 'Only in America'

    Jul 12, 2013

    When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can "Git-R-Done" quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. That's what "Larry the Cable Guy" discovered Nov. 8, 2012, when the comedian known for that blue-collar catch phrase brought the crew of his popular History Channel TV series "Only in America" to NSSC for a visit. The segment will air Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. EDT.

  • Olympian Nunn to walk 50K at World Championships

    Jul 12, 2013

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. John Nunn, a two-time Olympic race walker with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, finished second in the 20-kilometer race walk at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a tuneup for the 50-kilometer race walk at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 10-18, 2013, in Moscow.

  • Ordnance School's Artillery Mechanic Course to graduate first female Soldiers

    Jul 11, 2013

    The Army Artillery Mechanic is no longer a male-only military occupational specialty.

  • Arlington National Cemetery service draws attention back to Vietnam-era MIAs

    Jul 10, 2013

    Days have transformed into months, and months have changed to years, but four decades have not blurred the specter of the Vietnam War.

  • Airwaves carry U.S. culture to unintended audience

    Jul 10, 2013

    From pop to politics, AFN has had a major influence throughout Europe since the end of World War II

  • 1-228th Aviation Regiment crew rescues 9 stranded off Honduran coast

    Jul 10, 2013

    A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew with the 1-228 Aviation Regiment at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, was dispatched July 2, 2013, to the Caribbean Sea to help locate two Americans, one Canadian and six Hondurans, who had last been seen June 30.

  • Korean War veteran tells story of littlest survivors

    Jul 9, 2013

    The Korean War veteran who established the Korean War Children's Memorial in Washington state will return to South Korea this July.

  • ACU-Alternate uniform offers more fit options

    Jul 8, 2013

    A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, Okla., and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training.

  • A complex fire: Chaplain duties hit home for Colorado National Guard clergyman

    Jul 8, 2013

    First Lt. Justin Cowan, chaplain, said he knew the day he walked out his door in early June to see huge plumes of smoke -- the beginnings of the West Fork Complex fire -- there was a possibility the Colorado National Guard would be called to help his community.

  • Camp Zama volunteers feed hundreds of homeless in Yokohama

    Jul 8, 2013

    More than 200 homeless people were given food, water and provisions, July 7, 2013, in Yokohama, Japan, thanks to more than 20 volunteers from Camp Zama who took part in the "Sunday Curry Patrol," a weekly outreach event that has been ongoing for 10 years.

  • 'The Warrior' helps disabled Soldiers hit lake

    Jul 5, 2013

    Fort Rucker, Ala., is never shy about showing its support for Soldiers injured in the line of duty, and the installation makes sure wounded warriors aren't left out when it comes to life in the outdoors.

  • Army Emergency Relief announces 4,614 scholarship awards

    Jul 3, 2013

    Army Emergency Relief recently announced the award of 3,469 scholarships for children of active-duty and retired Soldiers, as well as 1,145 scholarships under the Spouse Education Assistance Program.

  • Resilient Soldier goes from 0-24 to Wrestling World Championships

    Jul 3, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestler Spc. Caylor Williams went from 0-24 and getting pinned 22 times as a freshman at Palm Bay (Fla.) High School, to earning a berth in the 2013 FILA Wrestling World Championships.

  • Remains of missing Vietnam Soldiers laid to rest in Arlington

    Jul 3, 2013

    Remains of three Soldiers who had been aboard a UH-1H "Huey" Iroquois that crashed June 30, 1970, in Vietnam, were laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, July 2, 2013.

  • Honoring a living legend: Paying tribute to the heroes of the Berlin Airlift

    Jul 2, 2013

    "The noise of the planes became the sound of hope for the people of Germany." That's how Frankfurt City Treasurer Uwe Becker described the massive humanitarian effort to supply the besieged people of Berlin in 1948 and 1949.

  • Veterans recall Korean War experiences as 60th anniversary of armistice approaches

    Jul 2, 2013

    Some 50 Korean War veterans, mostly in their 80s, recently attended the opening of the Korean War 60th Anniversary Exhibit at the Pentagon.

  • Army ER doctor chosen for 21st class of astronauts

    Jul 2, 2013

    An Army doctor at Fort Belvoir, Va., Community Hospital was selected as an astronaut candidate with the NASA class of 2013.

  • Welder works to prevent casualties along Afghanistan's most important highway

    Jul 1, 2013

    In a hot tent on Forward Operating Base Shank with an American flag hanging from the ceiling works an U.S Army welder whose recent project can help save many lives in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Army, Navy veterans play in friendly polo match, honor those who have served

    Jul 1, 2013

    In the early evening in the rolling Virginia countryside, not far from Washington D.C., Army and Navy veterans faced off in a friendly polo match.

  • Job fair helps Soldiers, veterans build connections

    Jun 28, 2013

    The Army Career and Alumni Program office at Fort Campbell, Ky., sponsored a job fair, June 26, 2013, for transitioning service members, veterans and their family members

  • Army WAC, now 100 years old, remembers WWII

    Jun 26, 2013

    At 28 years old, Joan De Munbrun arrived for basic training wearing a fake mink coat, red hat and purple dress. The other women there had short hair and were dressed in men's fatigues. The year was 1942.

  • Nephew thanks U.S. Army for liberating uncle in 1945

    Jun 25, 2013

    The nephew of a World War II prisoner of war thanked Eighth Army for rescuing his uncle from a Japanese POW camp in 1945.

  • 'Beetle Bailey' draws attention to post-traumatic stress

    Jun 25, 2013

    Fans of the long-running comic strip "Beetle Bailey" got a bit of a surprise, June 16, 2013, when its creator, Mort Walker, chose to set aside his usual military-inspired humor to draw attention to a more serious subject.

  • TRADOC celebrates 40th Birthday

    Jun 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will celebrate its 40th year of developing, educating and adapting Soldiers and leaders into the force that we know today, July 1, 2013.

  • Soldiers earn berths in Wrestling World Championships

    Jun 25, 2013

    Three wrestlers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program earned spots on Team USA for the World Championships at the 2013 U.S. World Team Trials, June 21-22.

  • Spouse sets sights on Ms. Fit

    Jun 24, 2013

    Less than a year after beginning weight training, Justine Molton is gearing up for her first bodybuilding competition.

  • Wounded warrior benefits from Warrior Transition Unit, Joint Multinational Training Command partners

    Jun 24, 2013

    Those who know Staff Sgt. Ely Chagoya describe him as a hard worker and kind soul, an all around "good guy".

  • One family's story of dedication and patriotism

    Jun 24, 2013

    On any given day, walking into the 864th Engineer Battalion's medical treatment facility on a forward operating base in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, one would find Spc. Tammy Hyden walking around helping patients with anything from a cough to a sprained ankle. If not in the aid station, Spc. Tammy Hyden is walking the deconstruction project sites ready to administer first aid if a Soldier gets hurt while working.

  • Military language school switches to '.edu' network by September

    Jun 21, 2013

    By September, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., will have switched its computer network from the ".mil" top-level-domain to the ".edu" top-level-domain.

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim inspired by wounded warriors

    Jun 19, 2013

    Recovering amputee patients met with Boston Marathon bombing victim J.P. Norden at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., June 12, 2013, to encourage him on his road to recovery.

  • Army partners with Vietnam War Commemoration

    Jun 19, 2013

    During a ceremony that marked the newly-formed partnership between the Army and the United States Vietnam War Commemoration, Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, Army G-4, recounted the story of when his father, also an Army officer, was instructed to attack a village during the Vietnam War.

  • Lewis-McChord hosts Special Olympics Summer Games

    Jun 18, 2013

    The athletes paraded through the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., hangar, slapping hands left and right all the way to the front where the I Corps commander greeted them. Months of hard work, training, and determination brought them to where they all stand now: the opening ceremony of the 2013 Special Olympic summer games.

  • Putting new boots on the ground

    Jun 17, 2013

    What it all comes down to is keeping Soldiers' minds on their missions in Afghanistan, rather than on their feet. That's how Ben Cooper views the development of the Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boot at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which began in spring 2011.

  • Eighth Army names command post after war hero

    Jun 17, 2013

    Eighth Army named its mobile operational command post after the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at its old Korean War headquarters, in Seoul, June 17, 2013.

  • Guard members man Colorado fire lines on Father's Day

    Jun 17, 2013

    Even thought the Black Forest fire was 65 percent contained as of June 17, 2013, the 22-square-mile blaze kept at least 150 Colorado National Guard members busy, including those fathers who were away from home the one day of the year set aside to honor them.

  • New York City officials declare 'Army Day'

    Jun 17, 2013

    New York City officials honored the U.S. Army as it celebrated its 238th birthday in Times Square by proclaiming June 14 as "New York City United States Army Day."

  • Chandler celebrates Army birthday, thanks local business for support

    Jun 14, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III celebrated the Army's birthday, June 14, 2013, with a visit to a local business that provides support and morale-boosting treats -- cupcakes -- to Soldiers.

  • Twilight Tattoo marks 238 years of Army history

    Jun 13, 2013

    At a reception before launching the pageantry of the Army's 238th birthday, Twilight Tattoo, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell asked the audience to continue supporting and remembering Soldiers going into harm's way.

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