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  • 84 'Spartan' Soldiers re-enlist to continue their service to nation

    Oct 15, 2013

    Hundreds of family, friends and fellow Soldiers packed the bleachers of at Cottrell field, at Fort Stewart, Ga., to witness as 84 "Spartan" Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a mass re-enlistment ceremony, Oct. 3, 2013.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Soldier to posthumously receive Silver Star, Polish medal for heroism

    Oct 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis is to posthumously receive the Silver Star and Poland's Armed Forces Gold Medal for heroism that saved the life of a Polish officer.

  • Boxing coach uses Hispanic heritage to share Army stories

    Oct 9, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos used National Hispanic Heritage Month to share stories about his boxing family, the U.S Army World Class Athlete Program and Army Installation Management Command.

  • Community comes together to help terminally ill Soldier

    Oct 7, 2013

    A terminally ill Soldier and his family received a lot more help than they could have imagined on moving day, after a large response to a post on a well-known social media networking site.

  • From local ball park player to all-Army champ: Soldier's story of resilience

    Oct 7, 2013

    Spc. Tonya Martin, a military police Soldier with the 92nd Military Police Battalion, and her fellow team members, beat the U.S. Air Force with a score of 6-3 in their final game of the Armed Forces Softball Tournament, at Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 18, 2013.

  • World War II Medal of Honor recipient dies at 96 years old

    Oct 7, 2013

    The Army and the nation are mourning the passing of World War II Army veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Nicholas Oresko, who died Oct. 4, 2013. He was 96 years old.

  • Soldier and her doggy 'daughter' reunite on national TV

    Oct 4, 2013

    A Soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., surprised her dog after a year-long deployment, on "The Queen Latifah Show."

  • World War II-era 'Devil in Baggy Pants' visits paratroopers

    Oct 3, 2013

    When George Mahon looks back at the 91 years that have comprised his life, he has many things to be proud of. There are his five sons and a daughter, and his long-time career as a roofer. One facet of his past shines more brightly in his memory than all the rest, however.

  • U.S. athletes shine at CISM World Para-Track & Field Championships

    Oct 2, 2013

    Five U.S. military athletes, including three from the Army World Class Athlete Program, combined to win 10 gold and two silver medals, Sept. 14-15, 2013, at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 2013 World Para-Track and Field Championships in Warendorf, Germany.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • Memories of Mogadishu: Veteran shares experiences for museum exhibit

    Sep 30, 2013

    In October, the Army will mark the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, a 1993 conflict in Somalia that inspired the book "Black Hawk Down" and the mainstream movie of the same name.

  • Ready and Resilient: Joining together to help prevent suicide

    Sep 30, 2013

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians filled the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in Germany, Sept. 24, 2013, during Wiesbaden's Ready and Resilient training day.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' volunteer to paint Vicenza soccer stadium

    Sep 30, 2013

    Ten Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), stationed at Caserma Del Din, Italy, picked up their paint rollers and joined Vicenza locals, Sept. 21, 2013, to help repaint the Stadio "Romeo Menti."

  • Policy change allows SFCs direct access to AER assistance

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Emergency Relief announced a change in policy allowing sergeants first class and above direct access to assistance. This change, which became effective Sept. 30, 2013, enables senior non-commissioned officers to go directly to AER for assistance.

  • Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

    Sep 27, 2013

    What actions or characteristics describe a hero? Would you recognize a hero if he or she were standing next to you or speaking with you?

  • Award-winning medic ensures prisoners get good treatment

    Sep 26, 2013

    After treating wounded, sick and injured Soldiers in Haiti, Somalia, Colombia and serving twice in Iraq, an Army medic has applied his skills to the nation's only military maximum-security facility.

  • Sunday to honor Gold Star Mothers

    Sep 26, 2013

    This Sunday, the Army and the nation will, for the 77th time, turn their attention to mothers who have lost sons or daughters while fighting America's wars.

  • Wounded warrior honored at Washington event

    Sep 26, 2013

    Col. Lanier Ward, commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, was honored for his military service, Sept. 25, 2013, during an event hosted by the foundation he inspired two young girls to create.

  • Fall hunt aims to help wounded warriors

    Sep 26, 2013

    The 2013 Wounded Warrior Fall Hunt at Fort Rucker, Ala., will be Oct. 5-12, 2013, and will give wounded warriors, as well as Soldiers and civilians, the opportunity to hunt hogs and coyotes to win prizes that will help out a worthy cause.

  • Dual-military, dual-Master Resilience Trainer couple exemplify resilience

    Sep 25, 2013

    Meet the Casons. They're the modern Army Resilient family. They are both sergeants first class stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; they are raising three daughters together; and they are both Army Master Resilience Trainers.

  • Indiana Guardsman shaves head for cancer charity

    Sep 24, 2013

    Soldiers keep their hair closely cropped per regulation, but one female Indiana National Guard Soldier shaved her head for cancer awareness during an event to help a fellow Guardsman, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Shelbyville, Ind., National Guard Armory.

  • All-Army wins second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown

    Sep 24, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington of Camp Humphreys, South Korea, went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships at Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 19, 2013.

  • Soldier breaks world record in bomb-suit run

    Sep 24, 2013

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer 1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen set a new world record, Sept. 23, 2013, running a mile while wearing a fully functional bomb-disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Life-saving ESAPI plate returned to Soldier

    Sep 19, 2013

    When Sgt. Joseph Morrissey stepped out of his vehicle onto a military supply route in Afghanistan, Aug. 9, 2012, he didn't know it would be the day his body armor would prove to be worth the weight and discomfort that comes with wearing it.

  • SecArmy pays tribute to retiring head of Manpower, Reserve Affairs

    Sep 19, 2013

    Working during very challenging times, the third-highest ranking civilian in the Army, Thomas R. Lamont, made significant contributions to the total force, said the secretary of the Army.

  • Wellness center to roll out premium fitness service

    Sep 18, 2013

    The first wellness center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will open next month at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center.

  • Army vice chief, wounded warriors share inspirations

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Army's vice chief of staff came out to show his support Sept. 15, 2013, for wounded warriors across all branches of service during the third annual Wounded Warriors Celebrity Softball Classic, following the Washington Nationals home game.

  • Guard biathletes train in summer for Winter Olympics

    Sep 17, 2013

    National Guard athletes aren't allowing warm weather to stop them from training for this winter's demanding schedule of biathlons leading up to the Olympics, in just five months.

  • Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

    Sep 16, 2013

    Eighth Army honored the Soldiers who defended the Pusan Perimeter during the 63rd anniversary of the Nakdong River Battle, during a ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, at Waegwan, South Korea.

  • Recruiters share innovative recruiting tactics with HQ staff

    Sep 13, 2013

    The commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command invited two recruiters to the headquarters to share their innovative recruiting tactics with the staff.

  • Healthy dose of preventive care may be best medicine

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Performance Triad is an exciting initiative that could go far in improving the health of the force, said Col. John O'Brien, a medical doctor, and chief of Operational Medicine and Deployment Health at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army: Suicide prevention help available 24/7

    Sep 13, 2013

    Suicide prevention help is available 24 hours a day and that message was emphasized at the Army's Suicide Prevention Program health fair at the Pentagon.

  • Army leaders pay tribute to troops on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 12, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell thanked all the men and women of the armed forces in their remarks at the "Invincible Spirit Festival," Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Initiative targets optimizing health, performance

    Sep 12, 2013

    "We're very excited about being selected for the first Performance Triad pilot, said the commander of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Rock Island Arsenal holds ceremony, walk to commemorate 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 12, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community conducted a 9/11 Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who died that day and the two subsequent wars.

  • Pentagon quilts forever commemorate victims of 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    Gracing a corridor in the Pentagon, some 50 quilts are on public display after being sent as gifts by Americans who wanted to express their feelings after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Natick Soldiers, civilians remember 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    At exactly 8:46 a.m., the Soldiers and civilians of the Natick Soldier Systems Center took a moment to pause and remember 9/11.

  • NY Guard Soldiers' experiences part of 9/11 Tribute Center web exhibit

    Sep 11, 2013

    The ground zero experiences of five New York National Guard Soldiers are featured in a new online exhibit of the 9/11 Tribute Center. The Tribute Center released the exhibit, "The National Guard: Stories of September 11th told by those who were there," as part of the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Intrepid opens first of 9 'Spirit' treatment centers

    Sep 11, 2013

    To treat and care for service members suffering from the most severe forms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, the first of nine planned, nationwide Intrepid Spirit Centers officially opened its doors Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Army Arts & Crafts Contest reveals much about entrants

    Sep 10, 2013

    Here are the official results of the 2013 Army Arts & Crafts Contest, an annual event that features two levels of competition among accomplished and novice artists, whose crafts are judged in nine categories: ceramics, digital art (non-photography), drawings, fibers/textiles, glass, metals/jewelry, mixed media, painting and wood.

  • Guardsman reflects on 9/11 attack, surviving subsequent suicide attempt

    Sep 10, 2013

    Even Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Clifford Bauman tried to pull his gaze from a news story about the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, his mind took him back in time to a place and time he never wanted to see again.

  • SHARP: Soldiers need character in addition to competence

    Sep 10, 2013

    To eliminate sexual assault in the Army, all Soldiers are going to need more than just the know-how to do their jobs," said the new SHARP program director. "They're also going to need character -- to ensure they uphold Army values."

  • Pentagon Memorial Chapel place to grieve, reflect, heal

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Pentagon Memorial Chapel, dedicated a year to the day after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is a place to grieve, reflect and heal.

  • Squad leaders take lead as Performance Triad launches

    Sep 9, 2013

    The first pilot course for the Army's Performance Triad began with some squad leaders beginning their training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2013.

  • Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is 'sign of strength'

    Sep 6, 2013

    A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program.

  • Refresher course prepares Liberian drill sergeants for newest recruits

    Sep 5, 2013

    As the Armed Forces of Liberia's 2013 recruit vetting process nears completion, the service is preparing its drill sergeants for the first round of recruit training since 2010.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • In Croatia, Soldier builds international partnership through soccer

    Sep 3, 2013

    In the evening, when the Operation Immediate Response exercise is on pause, Spc. Fausto F. Jimenez builds international bonds by engaging in a European pastime -- soccer.

  • An old bird gets a new mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are refurbishing an AH-1F "Cobra" helicopter at Fort Campbell, Ky., which will be put on display at across from the post museum.

  • Instructor earns 4th Bronze Star

    Aug 30, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class John Melson was honored at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 23, 2013, as he was presented the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor, for his actions more than four years ago while fighting off a Taliban ambush in Gerani, Afghanistan.

  • '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.

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