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  • Army Marksmanship Unit supports accession efforts at Country Jam 2014

    Jul 2, 2014

    Music fans at the 2014 Country Jam had the opportunity to meet U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit members and get a glimpse into Army life, June 19-22, 2014, in Grand Junction, Colorado.

  • Natick Soldier pedals away from troubles

    Jul 1, 2014

    No one will ever mistake Staff Sgt. Eric Murray for a Tour de France winner, but that really doesn't matter. His bicycle became a lifeline of sorts for Murray after he suffered wounds to his lower extremities from two mortar rounds in a September 2006 attack near Sadr City, Iraq, and later during his divorce.

  • 94th Infantry Division vets reunite to remember World War II

    Jul 1, 2014

    Some 20 World War II veterans of the 94th Infantry Division gathered in Arlington, Virginia, June 28, 2014, for their 65th annual reunion.

  • Rangers in all-black company remember Korean service

    Jul 1, 2014

    Elite Soldiers with the Army's only all-black Ranger company talked about their service during the Korean War, how they fought bravely, endured harsh conditions and served with distinction.

  • Above the Best: Aviator flourishes on All-Army Triathlon Team

    Jun 27, 2014

    Second Lt. Justine Emge, D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, represented the Army, May 31, 2014, at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, as she competed in the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship for the All-Army Triathlon Team.

  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

  • Army sweeps 55th Interservice Pistol Championships

    Jun 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit gave the Army both the individual and team championships at the 55th Interservice Pistol Championships.

  • SMA honors NCOs, 'backbone of Army,' at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 26, 2014

    Non-commissioned officers are the "glue for our Army and are the key to our success," Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said, as he honored NCOs at a Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, Wednesday.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers honor fallen comrade's promise

    Jun 26, 2014

    Soldiers dressed in full Army Dress Blues filled the front seats of Mountain View High School, graduation ceremony in El Paso, Texas, June 7, 2014. As Lluvia Loeza's name was called, the Soldiers rose to their feet and each rendered a salute.

  • Old Guard Soldiers recognized during Washington Nationals Army Day celebration

    Jun 24, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Drill team and U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed in front of thousands in the sweltering heat at Nationals Park as part of the Washington Nationals Army Day celebration prior to their game with the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI Bill 70th Anniversary

    Jun 24, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill, originally the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2014.

  • ROTC Cadets assist with disaster relief in Bosnia

    Jun 24, 2014

    Army ROTC cadets were diverted from their Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, to Bosnia to help provide disaster relief after the country was devastated by historic flooding

  • Arctic warriors summit North America's highest point, put Army gear to the test

    Jun 24, 2014

    Five paratroopers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, along with one Soldier from the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center, and two Soldiers from the Vermont Army National Guard, scaled the highest point in North America by reaching the summit of Mount McKinley, Alaska, June 15, 2014.

  • Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat actions in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The White House announced today that former Staff. Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his combat actions during an enemy engagement in Wanat, in the Waygal Valley of northeastern Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

  • Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

    Jun 23, 2014

    In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, 2014, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at Pentagon during Army birthday celebration

    Jun 23, 2014

    On June 19, 2014, the two brothers, along with 11 other Soldiers, re-enlisted during a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard. The event coincided with celebrations in honor of the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for fierce battle in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    "This award isn't about what I did; it's about what we did as a team," former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts said, about being selected for the Medal of Honor for actions on July 13, 2008, when an estimated 200 insurgents attacked a vehicle patrol base in Wanat, Afghanistan, killing nine Soldiers. Soldiers fought with all they had, some to the death, Pitts said. The Medal of Honor "belongs to everybody who was there that day."

  • Army celebrates 239 years of history at 2014 Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 22, 2014

    More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members attended the 2014 Army Birthday Ball, June 21, 2014, at National Harbor, Maryland, as the capstone event on a week of celebration coinciding with the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14.

  • Army celebrates its birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 20, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 visitors to the National Capital Region helped celebrate the Army's 239th birthday as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high-energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • One of America's most decorated Soldiers honored graveside on his birthday

    Jun 20, 2014

    Soldiers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 20, 2014, to pay tribute to one of the Army's most decorated Soldiers, Audie Murphy, on the day of his birth.

  • Washington Nationals recognize, honor Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team played a part in the 239th United States Army Birthday week by honoring Soldiers at their game against the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches out to Gold Star Families

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp Out welcomed 30 children ages 6-17 to the Parrie Haynes Ranch, in Killeen, Texas, June 12-14, 2014.

  • Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials; two go to Trescott

    Jun 18, 2014

    Twenty air pistol shooters from Army, Air Force and Marines lined up at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, at the site of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.

  • Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army recognized Silver Star Medal recipient, Patrick A. Tiessonniere on behalf of Vietnam War veterans at a Twilight Tattoo event, June 11 at Fort Myer, Virginia.

  • Vice chief: Americans can gain much from Army history

    Jun 17, 2014

    "We have to get the word out to the American public what our Army has done for them," over the last 239 years, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell. "I don't think most Americans understand that impact."

  • Cadets dive into Leader's Training Course

    Jun 17, 2014

    Leader's Training Course cadets tackled the Combat Water Survival Training section of their training June 11, 2014, at Gammon Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers continue world dominance in Munich

    Jun 16, 2014

    Two Shotgun shooters from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit took home medals in Double Trap at the International Shooting Sports Federation Munich World Cup, in Munich, June 9, 2014.

  • Arlington National Cemetery caps 150th year at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Jun 16, 2014

    A little more than one month ago, on May 13, 2014, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., began to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its establishment with a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Pvt. William H. Christman, a Union Soldier who was the first to be interred on the 624-acre grounds.

  • Army secretary honors fallen at Arlington commemoration

    Jun 16, 2014

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh praised the fallen from the nation's wars June 15, 2014, during a commemoration of Arlington National Cemetery's 150th anniversary in the cemetery's amphitheater, in Arlington, Va.

  • AER awards $8.8 million in scholarships to Army families

    Jun 13, 2014

    This year, Army Emergency Relief awarded 2,744 scholarships to children of active duty and retired Soldiers, and 895 scholarships to spouses.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers display tools of their trade for Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    More than 20 New York National Guard Soldiers from the historic 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, took part in a New York City ceremony held in Bryant Park in New York City, June 13, 2014, to commemorate the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

    Jun 12, 2014

    Retired Col. Ramon M. Padilla, a Korean War veteran, visited Hill 296 in Yeoju, South Korea, June 5, 2014, to reminisce about his participation in a battle there 63 years ago.

  • Grandson, community honor 'First Team' Medal of Honor trooper's sacrifice with Valor Walk

    Jun 12, 2014

    It was 64 years ago in 1950, when John Peña's grandfather, Master Sgt. Mike C. Peña, the platoon leader with Company F, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, paid the ultimate sacrifice near Waegwan, Korea, as he held back advancing North Korean Soldiers to save his troops.

  • Band Soldier uses bilingual skills, music to strengthen bonds with Japanese community

    Jun 11, 2014

    "Thank you for saving me that day." Sgt. Cameron Blackhurst, assigned to the U.S. Army Japan Band, at Camp Zama, Japan, was told those words by a tearful Japanese woman after he, along with other band members, put on a concert at Showa Kinen Park on the outskirts of Tokyo, in November 2013.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' study historical battle for lessons learned

    Jun 11, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade jumped in to Ginkelse Heide Drop Zone, near Nijmegen, Netherlands, May 20, 2014, in order to begin a staff ride in and around the places where World War II's Operation Market Garden occurred.

  • Paratrooper memorial unveiled in Normandy

    Jun 11, 2014

    Officials of the Normandy town of Sainte-Mère-Église, France, added a new monument to their town center June 8, 2014, memorializing the paratroopers who lost their lives in the fight for their freedom.

  • Mindfulness study explores way for Soldiers to manage stress

    Jun 10, 2014

    Dr. Valerie Rice with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been looking at virtual worlds and peaceful real-life retreats for the last three years on behalf of the Army Study Program to explore whether mindfulness could be helpful to reduce stress for Soldiers or veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological issues.

  • Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

    Jun 10, 2014

    About four years ago, Sarah Ross was walking through downtown Boston on a sightseeing trip with her mother. The Army veteran didn't like what she saw all around her.

  • 93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

    Jun 9, 2014

    In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky, June 5, 2014, over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield, seven decades after his historic D-Day landing.

  • D-Day heroes inducted into French Legion of Honor

    Jun 9, 2014

    Three surviving D-Day veterans of the 101st Airborne Division were recognized June 6, 2014, for their bravery with one of France's highest decorations, the Legion of Honor medal.

  • D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with former Waffen-SS soldier

    Jun 9, 2014

    Meeting at the notorious "bloody" Omaha Beach along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

  • 'Big Red One' commemorates D-Day at Omaha Beach

    Jun 8, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2014, by participating in three ceremonies at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • U.S., French honor American D-Day hero

    Jun 6, 2014

    Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes was the commander of 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, when he jumped into Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, not knowing what the next 96 hours would hold for him and his Soldiers.

  • D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle

    Jun 6, 2014

    With the tricolor of French, American and British flags draped in the windows, parades of vintage military vehicles and ceremonies in villages across the region, Normandy is abuzz with celebration on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Soldier protected others from air attacks during Normandy invasion

    Jun 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Arthur Guest played a unique but crucial role in securing the beachhead from enemy aircraft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, and in the days and months that followed.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers, local community pay respects at monument in Normandy

    Jun 6, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division, alongside members of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 29th Infantry Division, British forces and French and German army were asked to provide supporting during ceremonies honoring the troops who stormed the beaches during World War II, seven decades ago.

  • Continental Congress authorizes Army

    Jun 5, 2014

    When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.

  • Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775

    Jun 5, 2014

    Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.

  • Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

    Jun 5, 2014

    When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.

  • 70 years later, Normandy commander showcases arm at MLB armed forces tribute

    Jun 5, 2014

    Retired Col. Jack Brooks, who commanded a company of the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, on June 6th 1944, took the field during a May 26, 2014, pre-game tribute to the armed forces at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., and threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

  • D-Day hero posthumously honored in Normandy

    Jun 5, 2014

    Municipality leaders, veterans and residents gathered to remember a local legend June 5, 2014, unveiling a new site and monument dedicated to a D-Day hero of the 101st Airborne Division, in Carentan, France.

  • 409th CSB supports Normandy's D-Day ceremony

    Jun 5, 2014

    In Normandy, France, the radio is reporting clear skies and calm waters as military and civilian personnel from all over the world gather in honor and celebration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. This makes today far different from the monumental day when Allied troops stormed a stretch of beach in the invasion of Continental Europe, in World War II.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers participate in Carentan memorial dedication

    Jun 5, 2014

    Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division, alongside troops from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, as well as French and German soldiers, helped dedicate a new memorial dedicated to the 101st Airborne Division, in Carentan, France,, June 4, 2014.

  • French families adopt 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers for an evening

    Jun 5, 2014

    More than 50 French families volunteered to entertain visiting American Soldiers at their homes the evening of June 3, 2014. The Soldiers, including a group from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division, and Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, are in Carentan, France, to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration

    Jun 3, 2014

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

  • D-Day paratrooper remembers historic jump ahead of 70th anniversary

    Jun 2, 2014

    Veteran paratrooper Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, who jumped into Normandy on D-Day, is returning to coastal France to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion that changed the course of World War II.

  • D-Day 70th anniversary activities provide chance of lifetime for JROTC Cadets

    Jun 2, 2014

    Several high school Army JROTC programs will attend this year's 70th D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France, and march in the parade held on the streets of Sainte Mere Eglise.

  • Force management adds to hall of fame

    May 29, 2014

    Retired Maj. Gen. Robert B. Rosenkranz was honored for developing strategies that helped bring about the end of the Cold War, prepared the Army for Operation Desert Storm, and equipped the force with weapons and capabilities that are still in use today.

  • Married couple, WTB cadre use resilience, performance skills to earn trust of wounded warriors

    May 28, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Zackary and Staff Sgt. Jessica Crum are using the resilience and performance skills they learned in training to build a community of trust at work in the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, and also at home.

  • Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games

    May 28, 2014

    Military and federal employees from around the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington D.C., May 21, 2014.

  • Soldiers test skills, Army Mountaineering Kit against North America's tallest peak

    May 28, 2014

    Seven Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, arrived at Kahiltna Glacier Base Camp, May 21, 2014, in preparation for their ascent of Mount McKinley, Alaska, the highest peak in North America.

  • Odierno presents GI Film Festival Spirit Award

    May 27, 2014

    In its eighth year, the GI Film Festival premiered 56 movies last week celebrating the indomitable warrior spirit of America's Soldiers, from the Civil War through Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

    May 26, 2014

    As part of the Rolling Thunder XXVII motorcycle rally, tens of thousands of veterans and their supports gathered on their motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend in the nation's capital to draw attention to service members who may still be prisoners of war, or who are still missing in action.

  • U.S. Army Special Operations Command remembers, pays tribute to fallen heroes

    May 23, 2014

    Family members and fellow Soldiers from throughout the U.S. Army Special Operations community gathered May 22, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C., to pay tribute and respect to fallen Special Operations Soldiers, in a memorial ceremony.

  • Old Guard Soldiers honor fallen with flags at Arlington graves

    May 23, 2014

    Across Arlington National Cemetery this weekend, adjacent to each of the often stark white, simple grave stones, a tiny American flag has been placed into the ground as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of the nation's fallen service members who rest there.

  • U.S. team victorious at international marksmanship competition

    May 21, 2014

    For the first time in 20 years, American marksmen won bragging rights at Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Europe's premiere inter-military shooting event.

  • Ordnance School small arms course on schedule to offer gunsmith certification

    May 19, 2014

    Soldiers training as small arms/artillery repairers will soon get the opportunity to earn a Gunsmith Certificate in Military Conventional Weapons credential upon graduation from advanced individual training.

  • 'Soldiers' take on Godzilla

    May 19, 2014

    Several dozen Soldiers, with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), got a treat May 15, 2014, when they watched a preview of "Godzilla," a film the Army helped support with technical advice.

  • Veterans remember historic 'Strike Brigade' deployment

    May 19, 2014

    When notice arrived that he was deploying to Iraq, 1st Lt. Scott McCullough was ready to return from his year-long tour with the 2nd Infantry Division, in South Korea.

  • U.S. builds six schools to shape future of Togo

    May 15, 2014

    The U.S. Embassy in Lomé, Togo, U.S. Africa Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District partnered to deliver six new schools to the children of Togo, in 2014, through a DOD humanitarian assistance program

  • White becomes 10th Soldier to receive Medal of Honor since 9/11

    May 14, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle Jerome White was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony May 13, 2014, making him the sixth living Army recipient, and the 14th service member overall, to earn the medal in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • SecArmy McHugh thanks French townspeople for role in return of Unknown Soldier

    May 14, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducted a wreath-laying ceremony in Chalons-en-Champagne, France, where the final selection of the Unknown Soldier was made, Oct. 24, 1921.

  • Smartphone app aids victims of sexual assault

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently developed a "We Care" app that can be used by victims of sexual assault, those who witness sexual harassment or assault, and those in need of suicide prevention help.

  • Country singer, veteran Craig Morgan marks his 11th trip to deployed troops

    May 13, 2014

    Country music artist and Army veteran Craig Morgan, in his 11th Armed Forces Entertainment tour overseas since Sept. 11, 2001, toured several locations through Kabul and Regional Command-East, performing for thousands of deployed troops and civilians, signing autographs and meeting with Soldiers, May 4-9, 2014.

  • 'Strike Brigade' vets to mark deployment anniversary

    May 13, 2014

    Combat veterans of the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team will mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Army's historic first operational deployment from South Korea this August.

  • Medal of Honor recipient's former commander recalls his heroism

    May 13, 2014

    Values are defined as a person's principles or standards of behavior. From private to general, those who serve in the Army are expected to live by its core values -- loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.

  • Arlington Cemetery celebrates 150, honoring first Soldier buried

    May 13, 2014

    Exactly 150 years ago on May 13, 1864, Pvt. William Henry Christman became the first Soldier to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate 150 years

    May 12, 2014

    "Arlington at 150" is the theme for Arlington National Cemetery's sesquicentennial celebrations, slated to run from May 13 to June 16, 2014.

  • Mission Command Conference seeks to inspire future officers

    May 12, 2014

    The Mission Command Conference was attended by the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2014, and several dozen ROTC cadets and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, April 22-25, 2014.

  • Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation window.

  • Amputee Soldier set to attend Ranger School

    May 8, 2014

    When 1st Lt. David Brunett lost his leg after an improvised explosive device explosion in Afghanistan three years ago it permanently changed his physical appearance, but never changed his mind about going to Ranger School.

  • President honors Army public servant for strides in Soldier protection

    May 7, 2014

    Dr. Ronald Polcawich, with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, was congratulated by President Barack Obama for his Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, at the White House, April 14, 2014.

  • American troops honored at Korean Cultural Night

    May 6, 2014

    Senior South Korean officials and U.S. military leaders honored American troops at the Korean Cultural Night dinner in Seoul, South Korea, May 2, 2014.

  • Army researchers measure quality of life

    May 5, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Consumer Research Team have devised a way to measure and model warfighter quality of life in base camps serving fewer than 1,000 personnel.

  • Odierno helps Army honor 'sacrifices of our EOD heroes'

    May 5, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno took part in the 45th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Ceremony at the EOD Memorial on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 3, 2014.

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

    A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award.

  • Army Ten-Miler priority registration begins, event celebrates 30th anniversary

    May 5, 2014

    This year the Army celebrates the 30th anniversary of its 10-mile race, Oct. 12, 2014, in the nation's capital.

  • Culture, language skills position future leaders for success

    May 5, 2014

    U.S. Army ROTC Cadets are participating in the ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, designed to immerse ROTC cadets in various languages, cultures and socio-economic situations so they can learn, through personal experience, that theirs is not the only culture in the world.

  • Advocacy program established for victims

    May 2, 2014

    The Secretary of the Army fully established a special victim's advocacy program Nov. 1, 2013, that entitles victims of sexual assault to legal representation from the moment the victim reports the crime through the conclusion of all legal proceedings against the alleged perpetrator.

  • Competition, camaraderie build confidence for Fort Carson wounded warriors

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held a Commander's Stakes sporting event April 15-17, 2014, that helped Soldiers in the unit build camaraderie and confidence and helped them qualify and prepare for the upcoming Warrior Games.

  • Storied 'Currahees' prepare to inactivate

    May 1, 2014

    Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion; the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment; the 801st Brigade Support Battalion; the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment; and the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); cased their colors during an inactivation ceremony, April 25, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Former MP continues 'To Protect and Serve' as Apache aviator

    May 1, 2014

    Having lived the "To Protect and Serve" motto as a military police officer, Capt. Megan S. Reading continues to serve and protect, as an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Leading scholar supports U.S. troops in Korea

    Apr 29, 2014

    During the Korean War, a young South Korean boy walked a mile to school every day inside the last defensive perimeter between enemy forces and United Nations Command troops.

  • Army wants Soldiers to know ins, outs of using, transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

    Apr 29, 2014

    While the Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits program has been available since 2009, many Soldiers have not taken advantage of this great program.

  • Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

    Apr 29, 2014

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans looking for a job, or employers looking for qualified candidates, may link up with each other at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, to be held May 28-29, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

  • South Korea, U.S. leaders discuss integrating women into field artillery

    Apr 29, 2014

    Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, visited the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School in Jangsung, South Korea, April 1, 2014, to discuss integrating women into the field artillery career field.

  • Boston Marathon hero awarded Soldier's Medal

    Apr 28, 2014

    Many Americans have seen the shaky photos and videos taken when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Among the many people who went to the aid of the injured, there are glimpses of runners who stripped off their shirts to tie tourniquets around the shattered limbs of bomb victims.

  • Natick employees help to reclaim Boston Marathon

    Apr 24, 2014

    Natick Soldier Systems Center employees returned to Boston April 21, 2014, in response to last year's attack. They, like many others, came back to honor the victims and to make the statement that they were unwilling to yield to terrorism.

  • Fort Hood ministry teams care for, counsel Soldiers, families in aftermath of tragedy

    Apr 23, 2014

    In the aftermath of the April 2, 2014, Fort Hood shooting, Chaplains and chaplain assistants coordinated coverage to provide counseling and care to the Army family.