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  • Football legend Herschel Walker urges troops to seek help for mental illness

    May 16, 2013

    Widely regarded as one of football's greatest running backs, Herschel Walker, now 51, led a successful career on the gridiron. But off the playing field, the NFL star and Heisman trophy winner struggled.

  • SMA: 'We can never say thank you enough to our wounded warriors'

    May 15, 2013

    Warrior Games and similar activities are "testaments to the nation's support for our wounded warriors, honoring their service and sacrifices," said the Army's top enlisted leader.

  • Shooter continues to work on new stance amidst struggles

    May 15, 2013

    Every athlete goes through slumps; it just so happens Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, a four-time Olympian with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is going through his at the right time.

  • Singing national anthem tops on Soldier's 'bucket list'

    May 14, 2013

    With a range of one-and-one-half octaves, the "Star-Spangled Banner" is widely considered a difficult song to sing. It's even more challenging to do so in front of an audience of current and former military spectators awaiting the start of an athletic event at the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Special Ops coach's 'tactics' help wounded warriors excel

    May 13, 2013

    At the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., one of the coaches on the Special Operations Command team has couched his winning strategies in a term that should be familiar to members of the joint team: tactics.

  • CSF2 Performance Enhancement Training is on target for Army's Warrior Games shooting team

    May 13, 2013

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Master Resilience Trainer - Performance Expert helped provide one-on-one performance enhancement training using biofeedback software with a member of Team Army's 2013 Warrior Games shooting team.

  • Soldier looks to claim more gold medals at Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    Some men are born to be famous, some are born to be businessmen, some scientists, some engineers, astronauts or rock stars, but Sgt. Delvin Maston was born to be an athlete, and he will be showcasing his world class athletic skills in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the 4th annual Warrior Games scheduled to begin May 11, 2013.

  • Army veteran overcomes injuries to compete for gold at Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    Nearly 200 wounded, ill or injured service members from all service branches have gathered here at the Air Force Academy to show their team and individual competitive spirits at the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Soldier honors his mother while competing at the Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    On Mother's Day 2013, the mothers of many service members did not get to see their sons or daughters who are on deployments far from home. In the fortunate case of Marcelyn Berlo, this mother was being flown to Colorado Springs, Colo., where her son, Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins, is competing in the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Soldier recovers from traumatic injury in Iraq, participates in Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    From the moment a new recruit first puts on the uniform, or when he or she takes it off for the last time, he or she is taught to leave behind the possibility of failure and the temptation of quitting.

  • Special Ops wounded warriors thrive on competitiveness

    May 12, 2013

    Extremely tough mental and physical training and experience give the Special Operations team's wounded warriors a competitive edge, said their cycling coach.

  • Vietnam, Army vet coaching today's wounded warriors

    May 11, 2013

    An Army Vietnam veteran is coaching wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games this week, but his duties extend way beyond the sport.

  • Warriors light torch to kick off 2013 Warrior Games

    May 11, 2013

    The official start of the 2013 Warrior Games began when Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with the help of Prince Harry and Olympian Missy Franklin, lit the official cauldron, May 11, 2013, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Prince Harry places wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

    May 10, 2013

    Britain's Prince Harry received a 21-gun salute this morning when his motorcade arrived at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

  • Arlington dedicates new columbarium with joint committal service of veterans

    May 9, 2013

    Though the six veterans whose service era spanned the Civil War to Vietnam had no known relatives to see them rendered full honors and final respects at Arlington National Cemetery May 9, 2013, they were not forgotten.

  • Army wife honored to be finalist for Military Spouse of Year

    May 9, 2013

    At the 2013 Military Spouse of the Year Awards ceremony, the nominee from the D.C. Air National Guard walked away with the top honor, but Army spouse Tara Crooks from Fort Sill, Okla., was still a winner.

  • SMA thanks veterans of 'greatest generation'

    May 8, 2013

    The veterans of World War II "gave something of themselves to protect each and every one of us, to do what needed to be done -- the dirty work of war," said the Army's top enlisted Soldier.

  • Army Astronaut promotes STEM, inspires space exploration

    May 7, 2013

    Ask the average high school student what he knows about U.S. Army astronauts, and he might respond by asking, "The Army has astronauts really?" Believe it or not, the U.S. Army has been partnering for decades with NASA to send Soldier-astronauts to space.

  • Athlete defies odds, competes in Warrior Games

    May 7, 2013

    After doctors told her she'd never walk again, Spc. Elizabeth Wasil ditched her wheelchair and pushed herself into the swimming pool.

  • All-Army teams win gold in Armed Forces Beach Volleyball

    May 7, 2013

    Capt. Rachael Tax of Fort Bragg, N.C., and 1st Lt. Shara DeMarco of Camp Carroll, South Korea, win the women's crown, and Army Reserve Sgt. Joe Rossetter of Columbus, Ohio, and Staff Sgt. Lewis Dennis of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., take the men's title at the 2013 Armed Forces Beach Volleyball Championships.

  • Wounded Soldiers share journeys to inspire Boston bombing victims

    May 6, 2013

    Wounded Soldiers recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio have a message they'd like to pass on to the Boston bombing victims: "You're not alone."

  • Red Cross honors supporters at 'Salute to Service' gala

    May 6, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, his wife Linda, and several others were honored at the Red Cross "A Salute to Service" gala, in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2013.

  • Francis Lewis back at national drill helm

    May 6, 2013

    A New York high school won the masters level unarmed division of the National High School Drill Team Championships, May 6, 2013, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Field artillery training integrates women into combat specialties

    May 3, 2013

    The first class of female Soldiers joined A Battery, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, to learn the 13M, Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember military occupational specialty -- an MOS that was previously closed to women.

  • May is National Military Appreciation Month

    May 3, 2013

    The President of the United States has proclaimed May as National Military Appreciation Month, to remind Americans of the importance of the U.S. Armed Forces in history.

  • Natick Soldier plans 'quiet little tribute' to Boston victims

    May 3, 2013

    When he heard that some of those prevented from finishing the recent Boston Marathon would honor bombing victims by entering and completing another marathon, Maj. Owen Hill knew he could do but one thing -- lace up his running shoes and join them in the tribute.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. to play national fitness month of May

    May 2, 2013

    Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's third-annual Army Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign is underway to help Soldiers, their families, and Department of Defense civilians attain Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength during the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month of May at locations Army-wide.

  • NFL player, Reserve officer shares Army story

    May 1, 2013

    Before starting his second season in the NFL, Army Reserve 1st Lt. Collin Mooney embarked on a two-week tour of area schools to support Army recruiting. The Tennessee Titans' fullback visited 13 high schools across western Kentucky and middle Tennessee during his annual training period.

  • Warrior Games athlete inspired by abilities found in adaptive sports

    May 1, 2013

    On a sunny Friday afternoon, Maj. John Arbino, sitting in a modified sports wheelchair, pushed himself up a ramp to the uppermost level of a parking deck. With the bright blue sky overhead, he turned around and sped back to the bottom.

  • 'Strike' Soldier graduates Air Assault School despite amputation

    Apr 30, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Greg Robinson, a 34-year old combat engineer assigned to the Company A, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pinned on his Air Assault badge during a graduation ceremony held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, April 29, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Raising the bar: Cadet vaults into record books

    Apr 29, 2013

    Ole Miss ROTC Cadet Sam Kendricks recorded the highest NCAA pole vault since 1998, and the collegiate organization's fifth-best ever.

  • Alaska Warrior Transition Units ready, dedicated to helping wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Alaska staff members, both military and civilian, work hard to instill this confidence and earn the trust of the Soldiers who are assigned to their unit.

  • All-Army men win third straight Armed Forces Bowling Championship

    Apr 29, 2013

    The All-Army men won their third consecutive team title, and the All-Air Force women won their fourth in a row at the 2013 Armed Forces Bowling Championships, contested April 23-26, at the Bonnyman Bowling Center here.

  • Adaptive sports aid Soldier's recovery, help prepare for 2013 Warrior Games

    Apr 26, 2013

    When service members deploy, their mentality is to stay focused with determination and courage to succeed in their given mission. However, when they are injured in combat -- to stay focused is not about the mission, it's about getting back confidence that is sometimes lost.

  • National Guard Soldiers recall heroic actions at Boston Marathon

    Apr 25, 2013

    When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, three members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard followed their instincts and training, helping to save lives in the process.

  • Double amputee gets another chance of starting family

    Apr 24, 2013

    The only thing he remembered was waking up five weeks later in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany -- from a tragedy that nearly cost him his life and the chance of starting a family.

  • Family accepts posthumous Silver Star

    Apr 24, 2013

    The family of Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook was presented with his Silver Star for gallantry, and his second Combat Infantryman Badge, April 19, 2013, during an emotional ceremony at Derby Auditorium at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Osan opens memorial hall to honor Task Force Smith

    Apr 23, 2013

    The South Korean city of Osan opened a memorial hall, April 23, 2013, to honor the first American Soldiers to fight in the Korean War.

  • Colorado Avalanche hockey team honors service members

    Apr 23, 2013

    The arena erupted with cheers as the Colorado Avalanche took the ice for the pregame warm-up donning special camouflage jerseys as a show of support for the men and women who serve the nation in uniform, in Denver, April 21, 2013.

  • Adaptive sports boost wounded warriors' confidence

    Apr 22, 2013

    Several wounded warriors suited up with pads, helmets and gloves, as they learned the ins and outs of adaptive lacrosse during a clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., April 11, 2013.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27

    Apr 19, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-back Day will be observed locally and nationwide on April 27. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

  • Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

    Apr 19, 2013

    A "David-and-Goliath" scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drugmaker's decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement.

  • Byers returns to Las Vegas with sights set on Rio

    Apr 18, 2013

    Two-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers, a Greco-Roman wrestler in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., returns to the mat this weekend for the first time since post-Olympic shoulder surgery at the 2013 U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev. He vowed to continue wrestling through the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he would be 41.

  • Couple says 'I do' to Army Reserve

    Apr 17, 2013

    If you asked Elisabeth Rath six months ago if she ever thought about joining the military she would have said, "I have all the respect in the world for those who do serve, but it just wasn't for me." But when her husband Kelly decided it was time to put a uniform on again things began to change.

  • Early intervention gives autistic child a bright future

    Apr 17, 2013

    A child diagnosed with autism has overcome his challenges and is now an above average student and is actively involved in extracurricular activities.

  • After 62 years, Korean War Medal of Honor recipient rests in American soil

    Apr 17, 2013

    Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 17, 2013.

  • Army leaders visit with wounded Soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    Top senior Army officials and their spouses visited with wounded warriors and staff during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 16, 2013.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

  • Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Melson fights for injured athletes

    Apr 16, 2013

    Capt. Boyd Melson did not make the U.S. Olympic team, but he's still in the ring, leading a significant battle in the fight against spinal-cord injuries.

  • Soldier inspires spouse to enlist

    Apr 15, 2013

    Christy reluctantly agreed to meet Joshua, the nephew of a co-worker, when he was home on leave from Germany for a second time. Joshua and Christy Garlick have now been married more than seven years.

  • Reservist serves missions worlds apart - from Natick to Bagram

    Apr 15, 2013

    Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. David Sanborn, normally the chief of Master Planning at U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Mass., has been serving since Oct. 6, 2012, as the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison-Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Enter the Dragon: Eighth Army unveils new emblem

    Apr 15, 2013

    Eighth Army recently unveiled a combined joint task force emblem in support of its transformation to a Field Army headquarters.

  • Despite sequestration Army Field Band stays busy, mentors local students

    Apr 15, 2013

    April 1, 2013, was scheduled to be the start of Spring Tour 2013 for the United States Army Field Band, but sequestration and restricted travel guidance forced the band to refocus its efforts.

  • Honor student, athlete honored as Army's 2013 Military Child of Year

    Apr 12, 2013

    Honor student, athlete and volunteer Nicole Daly has been honored as the 2013 Military Child of the Year for the Army.

  • Army chaplain inducted into Hall of Heroes

    Apr 12, 2013

    An Army chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013.

  • Active communities promote healthy people

    Apr 11, 2013

    Installation and garrison commanders can contribute to the health of people who work and live on their installations through planning and development of physical environments and selection of services that enhance population health. The Creating Active Communities and Healthy Environments toolkit assesses the physical environment of Army installations to see how well they promote physical activity and nutrition.

  • Two West Point cadets named 2013 Truman Scholars

    Apr 11, 2013

    U.S. Military Academy Class of 2014 Cadets Erin Mauldin and Ahmad Nasir were among 62 students from 54 colleges and universities across the nation to be named 2013 Truman Scholars.

  • Hurricane 'Z' makes landfall; Max Brooks joins Army North's hurricane rehearsal

    Apr 11, 2013

    It doesn't matter if mankind is facing a zombie apocalypse, a massive hurricane or a catastrophic earthquake -- disasters of natural or unnatural origin still need to be prepared for.

  • Corps of Engineers treats wounded warriors to barbecue at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 9, 2013

    Since early 2011, volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South have looked for ways to support the wounded warriors who are recovering at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Under Fire: Army Chaplains in Korea, 1950

    Apr 9, 2013

    The start of hostilities in Korea during June 1950 caught most American officials off guard, and those in charge of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps were no exception.

  • Soldier Show puts entertaining spin on readiness, resilience

    Apr 9, 2013

    The 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show is getting set to embark on a "Ready and Resilient" tour of installations across the nation.

  • 'Screaming Eagle' Soldier receives Silver Star, re-enlists in the Army

    Apr 8, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide was awarded the Silver Star Medal at a special ceremony, April 5, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky., for heroic actions as a platoon leader assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during Operation Strong Eagle while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.

  • Army honors Gold Star Wives

    Apr 8, 2013

    More than 20 survivors, who lost their spouses, gathered April 5, 2013, at the Survivor Outreach Services Hall of Remembrance at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to mark the second-annual Gold Star Wives Day.

  • Day pays tribute to spouses, families of fallen

    Apr 5, 2013

    April 5, 2013, has been designated Gold Star Wives Day to allow America to pay respect to the spouses and families of fallen members of the U.S. armed forces.

  • Army honors highly decorated Civil War Soldier

    Apr 5, 2013

    A Union Army war hero and Medal of Honor recipient was recognized by the Army for his brave and honorable service recently, when a past injustice was corrected.

  • Selfless service, devotion to Soldiers define Korean War chaplain's service

    Apr 5, 2013

    Communist forces encircled the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, assigned to provide a rear guard for the regiment's withdrawal, Nov. 1, 1950, near Unsan, North Korea. Capt. Emil Kapaun, chaplain, spent the night moving among the foxholes, under direct enemy fire, providing comfort and medical aid to his fellow Soldiers.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers finally get their own patch

    Apr 4, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit held one of the shortest yet most significant ceremonies in the unit's 57-year history, donning new Shoulder Sleeve Insignias, April 2, 2013, at the unit's Ceremony Hill on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

  • Decorated World War II Army officer returns to Okinawa

    Apr 4, 2013

    Last week, the U.S. Army welcomed back to Okinawa a highly decorated Army officer who fought in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.

  • Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War chaplain to receive MOH

    Apr 4, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun served as an Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He earned the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Cross, which will be officially upgraded to a Medal of Honor April 11, 2013, for his heroic actions in Korea.

  • Army B-24 Liberator pilot missing from WWII laid to rest at Arlington

    Apr 3, 2013

    An Army Air Force B-24 Liberator pilot who was killed with his crew of nine when their bomber crashed into the New Guinea jungle, May 7, 1944, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 3, 2013.

  • Dongducheon, South Korea thanks 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers for community support

    Apr 2, 2013

    Dongducheon, South Korea, Mayor Oh Sea-chang presented Col. Tracy P. Banister, commander, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, an appreciation award for supporting the annual Wang Bang International Mountain Bike Race, April 1, 2013, at Dongducheon City Hall.

  • Youth wrestlers learn from national champ

    Apr 2, 2013

    Since the age of eight, wrestling has been Jeremy Larson's sport.His impressive grappling resume includes winning the individual Minnesota state high school championship as a senior, followed by a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where he wrestled for five years. He and his team won the NCAA national championship and the Big Ten team title in the 2006 to 2007 academic year.

  • Natick wounded warrior, Reservist deploying to Afghanistan

    Apr 2, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian Scott is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan as a squad leader with the 344th Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Massachusetts, after being wounded in Iraq only five years ago.

  • Female Soldiers set sights on special operations

    Apr 2, 2013

    The recent decision to open direct combat positions to women in the military has sparked a lot of discussion. One might hear a casual debate at their workplace or favorite restaurant about women's capabilities to perform outside the security of an operating base. While the discussion is popular, it seems unlikely one would hear it debated around members of a U.S. Army Cultural Support Team.

  • Military working cat program underway at 'The Old Guard'

    Apr 1, 2013

    Always setting the standard and paving the way for the Army, The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), will be the first unit to employ military working cats.

  • Wounded warriors have until Friday to apply for Bush's bike ride

    Apr 1, 2013

    Wounded service members have until April 5, 2013, to apply for former President George W. Bush's annual 100-km mountain bike ride.

  • Task Force Faith veteran remembers heroic leader

    Mar 29, 2013

    Former U.S. Army Cpl. Ray Vallowe vividly remembers the bitter cold and the fierce fighting at the Chosin "Jangjin" Reservoir.

  • Honoring hero's family 4 decades later

    Mar 27, 2013

    For Teresa Schmitt and her five brothers and sisters, the name of their father on Huntsville's Veterans Memorial is a reminder of the loss they've lived with since they were children.

  • Thunderbird Soldiers complete Bataan Memorial Death March to honor WWII survivors, fallen POWs

    Mar 26, 2013

    Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade, who participated in the 2013 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 17, 2013, marched to remember Soldiers who survived or died in the Philippine Islands at the hands of the Japanese during World War II.

  • Medal of Honor recipients honor citizen-heroes for selfless service

    Mar 26, 2013

    Twenty-one Medal of Honor recipients who put their lives on the line in extraordinary ways and circumstances paid tribute to four citizen-heroes who also went above and beyond for their fellow man.

  • 1st Cav Soldier helps family from fire

    Mar 26, 2013

    Dallas native Spc. Wayne Byers, a Soldier with the 1st Cav. Headquarters, pulled over behind the pickup and began throwing burning bales of hay out of the back March 22 near Van Alstyne, Texas.

  • Junior Spur Ride introduces children to time-honored Cavalry tradition

    Mar 26, 2013

    More than 70 children, with the help of their parents, took part in the Junior Spur Ride Challenge, hosted by the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Raiders," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry, March 21, 2013, at the F Quad on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Female diver leaves her mark in history

    Mar 25, 2013

    Just as the Spartans defied the odds and held off thousands of enemy troops, a modern-day female Soldier of Greek descent showed the same determination in her pursuit of becoming one of only four female-divers in the history of the U.S. Army.

  • Community treats troops to cookies - a lot of cookies

    Mar 25, 2013

    Miles away from the comforts of home, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies bring smiles to soldiers' faces during Warrior Exercise.

  • 'Warrior instructor citizen'

    Mar 25, 2013

    Instructors assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 94th Training Division, taught Soldiers cargo operations during the cargo specialist reclassification course, held at Fort Eustis, Va., March 3-28, 2013.

  • Francisco's career reaches crescendo

    Mar 22, 2013

    Music has always been a part of Sgt. 1st Class Don Francisco's life. It's not surprising that when he joined the Army nearly 30 years ago he sought a way to combine his love of music and country to forge a career that has seen him play for everyone from the President to Queen Elizabeth, to youngsters who have lost their parents.

  • Army JROTC air rifle teams hold opening-round leads

    Mar 22, 2013

    Ozark (Mo.) and Daleville (Ala.) high schools sit atop the precision and sporters divisions, respectively, after competition March 22, 2013, at the JROTC National Air Rifle Championships.

  • Wounded warrior: Brain injury 'doesn't mean you're broken'

    Mar 21, 2013

    Spc. Kevin Wear was riding in an armored vehicle in Afghanistan last summer when a roadside bomb exploded, tearing the vehicle into three pieces and killing three of the five passengers inside. The blast injured his leg and caused a traumatic brain injury that left him in a coma for about a week and a half.

  • Former Paratrooper, medic helps transitioning Soldiers pass math placement exam

    Mar 20, 2013

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics and a former Soldier Larry Huff is passionate about leveraging online education opportunities for transitioning service members. He created and manages a three Week online Math Boot Camp preparation course, called VetOut.

  • Japanese reality TV contestants experience Army life during filming at Camp Zama

    Mar 20, 2013

    Fifteen young women with aspirations for a career in entertainment experienced some of the unique aspects and challenges of Army life here as part of a reality TV program that will determine "Japan's Next Beauty."

  • 2 Soldiers, 1 goal: Represent Army in 2013 Warrior Games

    Mar 20, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted Warrior Games trials on Fort Bliss and El Paso, Texas, March 4-8, 2013, and on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • NFL players visit troops in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2013

    Six National Football League players visited Regional Command-South to visit service members, March 1, 2013, as part of a USO troop tour.

  • Soldier carries pride as third-generation 'Rakkasan'

    Mar 19, 2013

    Spc. Robert Fay Jr., an infantryman with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the third Soldier to be part of the Rakkasans in his family; following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps.

  • Female Signal officer speaks to the future roles of women in combat

    Mar 19, 2013

    In January, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced the Pentagon's lifting of the ban on female service members in combat roles. Maj. Nicole Vinson, the 51st Signal Battalion executive officer, has served almost 15 years in the Army, has seen the practical reasons behind the changes.

  • Soldiers take a seat during sports match

    Mar 18, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers introduced adaptive sports to the Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

  • Tradition lives on as 'Fighting 69th' troops lead St. Patrick's Day Parade for 162nd time

    Mar 18, 2013

    For the 162nd time, the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, led the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, the largest such parade in the world, March 16, 2013.

  • Bragg MPs start female mentorship program

    Mar 18, 2013

    The warrior mentality on the battlefield is genderless, and the desire to fight for freedom and one's country are not distinguished by biological differences. Women have been serving in the United States Army from the beginning, and as the world highlights women's achievements during the month of March, one Fort Bragg, N.C., unit has taken the lead in developing and supporting strong women leaders.

  • Welcome to the 'Nasty Nick'

    Mar 18, 2013

    The Soldiers are panting as they circle the first curve. The cold air seems to be no help as the sweat begins to form, and this is only the beginning.

  • Nearly 6,000 participate in 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 17, 2013

    Nearly 6,000 marchers braved the 35-mile-per-hour winds during the 24th annual Bataan Memorial Death March held March 17, 2013, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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