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  • Pentagon inducts WWI Soldiers into Hall of Heroes

    Jun 3, 2015

    A pair of World War I Soldiers were inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, June 3, one day after the upgrade of their Distinguished Service Crosses to Medals of Honor, posthumously, by President Barack Obama.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Obama honors two WWI Soldiers with Medals of Honor

    Jun 2, 2015

    President Barack Obama honored two World War I Soldiers with Medals of Honor, June 2, saying it was long overdue and the nation will work as long as it takes to make sure "all the heroes' stories are told."

  • Lemons to shoot for gold at Warrior Games

    Jun 2, 2015

    A hush fell over the crowd as the female Soldier took aim, locked onto her target and shot. Cheers went up as she took the gold in her category, cementing her spot on the Army team for the Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 19-28.

  • Daughter recalls fond memories, bravery of Medal of Honor nominee Shemin

    Jun 1, 2015

    Elsie Shemin-Roth remembers her father, World War I veteran and Medal of Honor nominee Sgt. William Shemin, as a generous, brave and honorable man, who always gave more than what was asked of him.

  • Harlem Hellfighter's valor in battle inspires Americans

    May 29, 2015

    The German soldiers, who overran his position, fled in fear as Pvt. William Henry Johnson wielded his bolo knife, hacking away at them after expending his bullets. Now, nearly 100 years later, Johnson's bravery during World War 1 will be honored as he is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House, June 2.

  • Southall strives for gold repeat at DOD Warrior Games

    May 29, 2015

    Monica Southall continued her gold-medal winning streak when she earned first place in both standing shot put and discus at the Army Trials for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, scheduled for June 19-28.

  • Women Soldiers take on unexpected roles

    May 28, 2015

    You might not expect a local female hair stylist or preschool teacher to be operating or fixing bulldozers, scrapers and dump trucks outside of their job, but for women serving in the South Dakota Army National Guard's 842nd Engineer Company, it is common.

  • Dailey hosts Tattoo to thank Soldier-ambassadors

    May 28, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey hosted a Twilight Tattoo to honor noncommissioned officers and Soldiers on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, May 27.

  • Program offers free museum visits to Service members, Families

    May 27, 2015

    Service members and their Families can visit more than 2,000 museums across 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa, at no charge, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

  • Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

    May 26, 2015

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015's commencement at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 23.

  • Medal of Honor recipients dedicate Vietnam War stamps at Wall

    May 26, 2015

    Eleven of the 50 living recipients of the Medal of Honor, from the Vietnam War, paid their respects Memorial Day to the service men and women, whose names are etched into 247 feet of polished black granite, known simply as the Wall.

  • Army leaders to host "We Serve" Soldier Show in D.C.

    May 21, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will host the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., June 9.

  • Army wins Armed Forces Soccer Championship

    May 21, 2015

    All-Army beat Air Force 1-0 to capture the Armed Forces Soccer Championship after a week of competition at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, May 20.

  • New York Command Sergeant Major to receive Medal of Honor for World War I hero

    May 20, 2015

    New York Army National Guardsman Louis Wilson has done a lot in a 39-year career. The retired Rochester, N.Y. police officer has been the top NCO at the section, platoon, battery, battalion, brigade and general officer command level, and since 2014 the Command Sergeant Major of the New York National Guard. He deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as brigade command sergeant major in 2004/2005 and responded to countless floods and snowstorms, and the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. On June 2 he'll receive the Medal of Honor on behalf of Sgt. Henry Johnson, a New York Army Guard Soldier who distinguished himself in World War I but died in relative obscurity in 1929. Since Johnson has no living relatives, Wilson will receive Johnson's medal from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House.

  • Corporal earns medals on road to DOD Warrior Games

    May 19, 2015

    A corporal, who works as an adaptive reconditioning program assistant on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, swam and shot compound archery, seated shot put and discus to earn her spot on the Army team for the DOD Warrior Games.

  • Soldier looks to take next step, challenge in career

    May 18, 2015

    Four years ago, Kevin Shinnick was looking for a challenge in his life that would push his physical and mental limits. Being from a small town in Milford, Massachusetts, he had one goal - to join the Army.

  • Soldier sprints her way onto Army team for Warrior Games

    May 15, 2015

    As the sun beats down, Sgt. 1st Class Sam Goldenstein put her right foot in the block and got ready for the burst of energy she'd need to sprint her way to a medal win during the Army Trials for the DoD Warrior Games.

  • Vietnam War MIA Soldier buried at Arlington

    May 14, 2015

    With full military honors, Master Sgt. James W. Holt, who was missing and presumed killed in action during the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 14.

  • Two World War I Soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

    May 13, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced today that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I Soldiers, who were previously overlooked for the nation's highest military award for valor.

  • Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks

    May 13, 2015

    Army wrestlers won their first overall team title and 13th Greco-Roman team crown during the 2015 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, May 8 - 9.

  • Miltary moms honored at White House Mother's Day tea

    May 9, 2015

    Military mothers were special guests as First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a tea in their honor at the White House, May 8.

  • Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

    May 8, 2015

    Corie Weathers, an Army spouse, was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, May 8, which also happens to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • WWII veterans mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

    May 8, 2015

    "I think this was a wonderful event. During the war there were 16 million men. Since then we are dying out fast. We got 1 million now, and losing about 1,500 a day," said World War II veteran Floyd Brantley,who came halfway across the country for the 70th anniversary of America's Victory in Europe in Washington, D.C., May 8.

  • Army, campuses continue to tackle challenges of harassment, assault

    May 7, 2015

    The locations are different, but the goal is the same, and for the second year in a row, the Army and academia partnered to find ways to put an end to sexual harassment and sexual assault.

  • Soldier uses archery to overcome injuries

    May 6, 2015

    The crowd went quiet as the female Soldiers raised their compound bows, pulled their bowstrings back to their anchor, took aim and released their arrows during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss, Texas. For Spc. Laurel Cox, a Patriot missile specialist, this is the best kind of therapy.

  • 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment honors its heroes

    May 5, 2015

    Two Rangers, assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were awarded the nation's third highest honor for their heroic actions at a battalion awards ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., April 29.

  • Ceremony honors mother of fallen Fort Hood Soldier

    May 4, 2015

    The mother of a fallen Soldier accepted her son's Purple Heart in the same location, where they shared a picnic before he left for basic training seven years ago.

  • Cultural support team women serve with distinction

    Apr 30, 2015

    Three women, who served overseas on cultural support teams in battle alongside U.S. special operators, shared their experiences during a panel discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., April 27.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers win Best Sapper 2015

    Apr 30, 2015

    A pair of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Soldiers recently emerged victorious from Fort Leonard Wood's grueling 2015 Best Sapper Competition.

  • Soldiers cook up culinary excellence in Germany

    Apr 29, 2015

    The day of an Army cook begins long before most other Soldiers awaken for morning physical readiness training.

  • Army looks at credentialing Soldiers for jobs

    Apr 29, 2015

    While the Army does a great job of training Soldiers for the battlefield, it needs to do a better job of getting members credentialed for the civilian marketplace, said Maj. Gen. Rex A. Spitler during the American Legion National Credentialing Summit in Washington, D.C., April 28.

  • Army Ten-Miler registration opens May 5

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Ten-Miler officials announced that priority registration for all U.S. Service members will open at 6:30 a.m. EDT, May 5.

  • New Army commercial reintroduces America to the institution

    Apr 27, 2015

    The Army has launched a new commercial with the theme "I became a Soldier," to reintroduce the American public to the institution, and showcase the versatility and professionalism of the force.

  • Army announces 2015 DOD Warrior Games team

    Apr 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command announced, April 24, the names of the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans, who have been selected to compete as part of Team Army during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, "We Serve," pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.

  • Forensics training bolsters Afghan expertise

    Apr 24, 2015

    A team of U.S. and Afghan criminal investigation experts, skilled in crime scene forensics and data gathering, are training Afghan law enforcement officials to employ cutting-edge techniques that will assist them during prosecutions.

  • Soldier uses sports to stay resilient, motivated

    Apr 24, 2015

    Drive, camaraderie and a chance to be an athlete again drove one Army specialist from her hospital room to the archery range, track field and courts here to compete during the Army Trials.

  • National Guard supports 2015 Boston Marathon

    Apr 22, 2015

    Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided approximately 500 Soldiers and Airmen to assist federal, state and local police with public safety and support during the recent 119th Boston Marathon.

  • Army Reserve dedicates permanent exhibit at Pentagon

    Apr 22, 2015

    Two Army Reserve Silver Star recipients and the father of a Reserve Soldier who was captured and killed in Iraq were the honored guests who helped dedicate the Army Reserve's first permanent Pentagon exhibit.

  • 95-year-old Tuskegee Air(wo)man receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Apr 21, 2015

    Sgt. Amelia Jones, a 95-year-old veteran of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, was recently presented the Congressional Gold Medal for her service during World War II.

  • Soldier's wife, sports provide strength to overcome illness during Army Trials

    Apr 21, 2015

    Support from his family and adaptive sports helped Staff Sgt. Cory Davis participate in the trials to determine the Army's team for the upcoming 2015 Department of Defense's Warrior Games.

  • Army Reservists provide medical support in El Salvador

    Apr 20, 2015

    More than 30 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve provided critical medical services to locals at multiple locations in El Salvador April 13-17. Working in conjunction with personnel from El Salvador, Canada and Brazil, the medical professionals provided thousands of Salvadorans with much-needed vaccinations, dental work, optometry and more.

  • Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Army child, who created a nonprofit for wounded warriors, was selected as Military Child of the Year.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Intellectual turned athlete takes gold at Army trials

    Apr 20, 2015

    Adaptive sports helped one Army Reservist trade in his high school image of being an intellectual for a new image - that of athlete.

  • Zachary Parsons named National Guard Military Child of the Year

    Apr 17, 2015

    The 16-year-old son of an enlisted Missouri National Guardsman became the first National Guard Military Child of the Year at a Thursday evening awards ceremony here.

  • Odierno presents Outstanding Civilian Service Awards

    Apr 16, 2015

    Five civilians were presented with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for their contributions to the Army during a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, April 14.

  • Reservist locks onto target during Army Trials for gold

    Apr 16, 2015

    Steady breathing, sharp focus and a sense of calm helped one Soldier lock onto his target: a spot on the Army team for the 2015 Warrior Games.

  • Twin brothers reflect on time in Old Guard

    Apr 16, 2015

    When twin brothers Jason and Justin Gensler decided to join the Army in 2012, they had no idea they would eventually wind up working on the same casket team as part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army trains future equal opportunity leaders

    Apr 15, 2015

    Forty Soldiers are completing the Equal Opportunity Leaders' Course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. They have now seen how status and influence may create protective barriers for equal opportunity offenders within the military ranks.

  • Delivery nurse drops donut day for Performance Triad

    Apr 13, 2015

    Capt. Frances Young used to have doughnut day with her family every weekend. After filling up on donuts with her husband and two children, ages 3 and 4, she said she would get an initial sugar rush and then feel sleepy and crash the rest of the day.

  • Service member motivates teammates striving for DOD Warrior Games

    Apr 13, 2015

    With constant smiles and yells of enthusiasm, one Soldier said, while his goal is to make the Army team for the Department of Defense's 2015 Warrior Games, he ultimately enjoyed just being able to set personal records.

  • SHARP speaker: Cultural change is a mind change

    Apr 10, 2015

    More than a thousand Service members and civilians from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Military District of Washington and its inter-agency partners recently gathered during the annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention professional development training.

  • 3rd Special Forces Group fields new parachute

    Apr 10, 2015

    The 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) is the first unit in the special forces regiment to field the Army's new Military Free Fall Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, or RA-1. The group's riggers were also the first to conduct the rigger and jumper new equipment training for the RA-1 Double Bag Static Line.

  • Clothing repair taught for final time at Quartermaster School

    Apr 9, 2015

    The Quartermaster School's shower, laundry, and clothing repair course recently taught the last lessons of a craft that has been around for thousands of years.

  • Air traffic controllers hone skills during exercise

    Apr 9, 2015

    Instead of being in the comfort of an air traffic tower, air traffic controllers, assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, are sitting in the grit of the dirt honing their aircraft communication skills.

  • New Jersey Army National Guardsman follows dream to West Point

    Apr 8, 2015

    Pfc. Nathaniel Okyere-Bour, a New Jersey Army National Guardsman, learned early that following a dream requires sacrifice. In June, he will join the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.'s Class of 2019.

  • Female Soldier's ninth title fuels Olympic dreams

    Apr 6, 2015

    Twenty-year-old Pfc. Rianna Rios won her ninth Golden Gloves state crown March 27, and has begun focusing on the long road to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Surrender at Appomattox marks beginning of end to Civil War

    Apr 6, 2015

    Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865, 150 years ago, was actually the first of several Confederate surrenders that took place in the weeks that followed.

  • Performance expert: Leaders should foster culture of fitness

    Apr 6, 2015

    Today, 43,000 Soldiers are not ready to deploy because they are either not physically or mentally fit. That is 13.5 brigades worth of unready Soldiers, Col. Deydre Teyhen told an audience of 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy cadets on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 31.

  • Fort Hood shooting survivor receives highest non-combat honor for valor

    Apr 6, 2015

    A Special Forces Soldier, who was severely wounded in the Fort Hood shooting last year, received the Army's highest non-combat honor for valor on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 6.

  • Six more women qualify for Ranger School

    Apr 2, 2015

    Six more women have qualified to attend the first Army Ranger course to include women, bringing to 12 the number of female Soldiers eligible for the elite school.

  • Army to revise tattoo policy

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army will update its policy on tattoos during the coming weeks, making it more accommodating to current social norms, the Army's chief of staff said.

  • First sergeant inspired by green beret father to lead Soldiers

    Mar 31, 2015

    "Master your trade and never, never, never quit! Enough motivation, persistence and willpower will get you through everything," is the advice 1st Sgt. Sandrea Cruz gives to those seeking her mentorship.

  • Cadet asks general Via how Army supports minorities

    Mar 31, 2015

    How does the Army provide support to minorities against the backdrop of a good old boys' network, a cadet asked Gen. Dennis L. Via during the George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 30.

  • Sports trials begin for Army Warrior Games team

    Mar 30, 2015

    About 75 active-duty and veteran Soldiers will go head to head in cycling, swimming, archery, shooting, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball March 29 to April 2 to make the Army team to participate during the Department of Defense Warrior Games in June.

  • Service members participate in death march memorial

    Mar 27, 2015

    More than 5,000 Service members and civilians participated in the 26th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 22.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Maine National Guard schoolhouse earns highest accreditation level

    Mar 25, 2015

    After three years of hard work, a Maine National Guard school house was awarded the rating of "Institution of Excellence" by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Engineer School. This is the highest accreditation level possible.

  • Dr. James Naismith: Sports Innovator and Army Chaplain

    Mar 24, 2015

    As "March Madness" makes its annual appearance on the American sports scene, fans that understand the history of basketball know Dr. James Naismith invented the game in 1891. What many fans probably do not know about Naismith is that he served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard and as a volunteer chaplain in France during World War I.

  • ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

    Mar 23, 2015

    For little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, Family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physical, spiritual, emotional, Family and social status.

  • Medical laboratory returns home from Liberia

    Mar 23, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory returned home from a four-month deployment to Liberia, March 23.

  • Maryland's first female adjutant general featured on iSoldier

    Mar 23, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the first African-American and first woman to serve as adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, is highlighted in the March 21 edition of iSoldier.

  • Community effort diffuses WWII bomb at Army garrison in Grafenwoehr

    Mar 20, 2015

    A World War II-era bomb was discovered at the Army garrison in Grafenwoehr, Germany, setting in motion a rapid response by Army officials and a German ordnance disposal team that prompted the community's safe evacuation and the bomb's eventual disposal.

  • Three-war veteran honored to be part of military history

    Mar 20, 2015

    Enlisting in 1935, retired U.S. Army Maj. Virgil Ward, 96, served in three wars during his 30-year tenure in the military.

  • U.S. advisers see progress in Afghan police training

    Mar 19, 2015

    U.S. military advisers from Train, Advise, Assist Command - East visited the Afghan police Regional Training Center in Nangarhar province, March 17.

  • New military working dog equipment sets give service handlers a 'paw up'

    Mar 19, 2015

    During World War I, it was not unusual for the chemical agent mustard gas to stealthily sink into American trenches, launched by German troops intending to incapacitate U.S. Service members so that the Germans could advance on their position.

  • Modest beginnings lead to bright future for Army nurse

    Mar 17, 2015

    When Marielos Vega was a child living on a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, she dreamed of being a nurse. She would take empty medicine bottles and dole out pretend prescriptions to her siblings.

  • West Point to name barracks after Tuskegee Airman

    Mar 16, 2015

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, is naming its newest cadet barracks after Air Force Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr., a Tuskegee Airman who had graduated from the academy.

  • Army Emergency Relief makes difference for Soldiers in financial duress

    Mar 16, 2015

    When Spc. Julian Turner's mother passed away in November 2014, she had to deal with not only the heartbreak of losing a loved one, but also the stress of settling that loved one's final affairs.

  • Command troops hone skills during Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command prepared to return home following Exercise Key Resolve in South Korea, March 13.

  • DOD civilian, retired Soldier says resiliency lessons helped him beat cancer

    Mar 13, 2015

    Army retiree and current Department of Defense civilian Greg Cheek says the resiliency skills he learned from the military helped him overcome the biggest challenge of his life: cancer.

  • American Heart Associate recognizes Horoho for Performance Triad

    Mar 12, 2015

    The American Heart Association recognized Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command, with its Heart Hero award at the annual Heart Ball.

  • Army shooter wins gold, earns Olympic quota slot

    Mar 5, 2015

    U.S. Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters led Team USA to gold and bronze medal victories for Men's Double Trap during the 2015 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, March 5.

  • Advocate offers message of hope for women, children at risk

    Mar 4, 2015

    At the Pentagon National Prayer Breakfast, March 4, Rebecca McDonald told the story of how her best friend was raped in Pakistan when she was 14 years old and how this incident propelled her to become founder and president of Women at Risk, International.

  • Museum highlights Army's real-life 'Monuments Men'

    Feb 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe personnel were treated to a special tour of the Wiesbaden Museum by its director, Dr. Alexander Klar, who explained the museum's history as a collection point for reclaiming stolen Nazi art pieces, Feb. 17.

  • Former World War II quartermaster recalls service in book, documentary

    Feb 25, 2015

    Jefferson Wiggins was a Soldier in the war but never saw direct combat. Like the majority of African-Americans who donned uniforms during World War II, he was on the wrong side of a segregated Army, one that generally relegated them to jobs as laborers or restricted them to positions, which supported white troops performing the most critical missions.

  • Regional adaptive sports trials begin

    Feb 23, 2015

    More than 50 wounded, injured and ill Service members from five military installations converged on Fort Belvoir, Feb. 9-13, to compete in the first of several regional-level sporting events, which will determine which athletes will advance to the Army trials and qualify to compete in a major Department of Defense competition slated for this summer.

  • Guardsman tackles sport fishing on national television show

    Feb 23, 2015

    A National Guard Soldier will be featured on a nationally televised sport-fishing show this month, representing citizen-Soldiers everywhere as he reels in bass, sailfish and even an alligator.

  • Female Soldier makes launcher chief history

    Feb 19, 2015

    A female Soldier who attended attended AIT Multiple Launch Rocket System training is the first woman 13M MOS to enter the NCO Corps and be assigned as a launcher chief.

  • 'Miracle' mom sees baby's first birthday

    Feb 19, 2015

    When a terminally ill Army wife gave birth to a healthy boy at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, doctors called it a modern-day medical miracle. A year later, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo is still alive and sharing quality time with her son, Luke, and doctors are hard-pressed to come up with another description.

  • Airborne EOD Soldier receives second highest medal

    Feb 17, 2015

    An American Soldier from the U.S. Army's only airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, Company was presented with the nation's second highest award for valor here, Feb. 17.

  • Odierno visits commands, Soldiers throughout U.S. Army Pacific

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders throughout U.S. Army Pacific on Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 11-12.

  • Cast, crew selected for "We Serve" Soldier Show

    Feb 17, 2015

    Following a St. Valentine's matinee of live auditions at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, 18 Soldier-performers, four technicians, three production assistants and two drivers made the cut for the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Feb. 14.

  • Army Audit Agency again ranks among best places to work

    Feb 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Audit Agency has been rated, for the fifth year in a row, as one of the best places to work in the federal government.

  • Natick Soldiers commit to serve during youth basketball program

    Feb 4, 2015

    A group of human research volunteers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center participated alongside members of the Boston Celtics as part of the Commitment to Service initiative during a Jr. Celtics event at Madison Park High School in Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 31.

  • World War II's 1st Special Service Force honored with Congressional Gold Medal

    Feb 4, 2015

    Forty-two veterans of the original 1,800 commandos that made up the World War II U.S.-Canadian 1st Special Service Force were honored in the Capitol, Feb. 3, as recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award for distinguished achievement the U.S. Congress can bestow.

  • Five U.S. Forces Afghanistan Soldiers achieve dream of becoming U.S. citizens

    Feb 3, 2015

    Five Soldiers recently made a decision that will change both theirs and their families lives, as they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during a ceremony in Afghanistan.

  • Commander's secretary reflects on 60-year career

    Feb 2, 2015

    While a daunting task for most, Carolyn Putnam can rattle off her career numbers with ease. As a commander's secretary, this sharp-as-a-tack Army civilian has worked for 13 generals and eight colonels in her 55 years at Brooke Army Medical Center, with another five years of service across town.