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  • Natick tests materials for U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team uniforms

    Jan 24, 2014

    He shrugged it off as just another routine day in his lab, but testing conducted by Dr. Phil Gibson helped Burton Snowboards pick a fabric for uniforms that the U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team will wear at next month's 2014 Winter Games.

  • Arlington Cemetery expansion continues into Fort Myer South Post

    Jan 24, 2014

    With the construction of the Millennium Project and the Navy Annex expansion, burials at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and inurnments will be available to veterans and service members for the next half century.

  • Four N.Y. Guard Soldier/athletes head for Winter Olympics in Sochi

    Jan 23, 2014

    Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers will be part of the United States Olympic team at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in February.

  • Women leaders serve as role models, whether they realize it or not

    Jan 23, 2014

    Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho and Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, spoke Jan. 22, 2014, before the Women Mayors' Caucus in Washington, D.C.

  • SMA Chandler: Commitment turns people into professionals

    Jan 22, 2014

    On a crisp Saturday morning in January at the massive ski lodge style building that is the home of the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, decked out in his uniform with medals across his chest and stripes running up his sleeves, sits in an arm chair.

  • Five Soldiers selected for U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team

    Jan 21, 2014

    Five Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have been selected for the U.S. Olympic men's bobsled team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Wounded Soldier hopes to 'pay it forward' as doctor

    Jan 21, 2014

    Maj. Will Lyles, a bilateral amputee, is prepping night and day so he can ace the entry exams for medical school and become a doctor.

  • 'Maj. Clo' feels the heat at Natick

    Jan 16, 2014

    If he's a bit of a hot head these days, you'll have to excuse him. "Maj. Clo" is just doing his job. Lately, he's literally been feeling the heat at work, because Maj. Clo is the thermal test manikin at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

  • Military training equals skills in STEM Ed

    Jan 16, 2014

    Today about 3 million positions are vacant because companies can't find workers with basic technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. That's why 93 students from the Grafenwoehr Elementary school in Germany, took a field trip on Jan. 14 to the Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • Northern Lights, getting exposed in the dark

    Jan 16, 2014

    Here are a few tips to help you photograph the northern lights.

  • Hagel, Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander Lead MLK Remembrance Event

    Jan 16, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel honored the legacy and memory of Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 16, 2014, at the Pentagon's annual MLK Day observance. Joining the secretary to give the event's keynote speech was Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson, who lost both legs above the knee and suffered severe arm and hand injuries during his third deployment to Iraq. Gadson now serves as garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Golden thanks Gangnam for supporting Eighth Army

    Jan 14, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commanding general for operations thanked the residents of the South Korean capital's Gangnam District for their support of Eighth Army.

  • Fort Stewart Soldier named finalist for USO Volunteer of the Year

    Jan 14, 2014

    A Fort Stewart Soldier deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom was honored as the United Service Organizations' 2013 Southwest Asia Volunteer of the Year in a ceremony at Fort Stewart, Ga., Jan. 14, 2013.

  • 3rd Inf. Div. focuses sexual assault training on 'bystanders'

    Jan 13, 2014

    Thirty senior non-commissioned officers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently became the first Soldiers in the division to be officially certified as Bystander Intervention facilitators.

  • Corps of Engineers provides 'life support' for VA hospital during electrical upgrade

    Jan 10, 2014

    This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) completed a electrical distribution system upgrade at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. The work had little impact on patients and provided significant cost savings.

  • Fort Rucker home to famous sergeant

    Jan 9, 2014

    The polar vortex that has swirled around the continental U.S. has caused a few zoos to bring in their arctic animals, but it takes more than a chill wind to frighten Fort Rucker's resident white carnivore.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers learn to become guardians of history

    Jan 8, 2014

    During a recent trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Hollywood came to life as more than 40 Soldiers with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command learned how to become modern day guardians of history.

  • California Guard veteran fights back against military suicides

    Jan 7, 2014

    When it comes to veterans committing suicide, Save A Warrior founder Jake Clark minces no words.

  • Army conducting joint study to improve bone health in military personnel

    Jan 6, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Trainee Health Surveillance Flight 559th Medical Group's Basic Military Training Team at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to determine whether increased vitamin D and calcium intake can improve bone health in military personnel.

  • Bullet-stopping helmet returned to Soldier at All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2014

    When former Army Spc. Chance Darby was reunited in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2013, with the Advanced Combat Helmet that saved his life in Afghanistan, he said the headgear had successfully stopped an enemy rifle bullet, but left him with two big headaches.

  • U.S. Army All-American plays to honor dad

    Jan 3, 2014

    Alabama golden boy, Shaun Hamilton, will join the ranks of great All-American linebackers at the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2014.

  • Army Cadet draws on personal experience at Army National Combine

    Jan 3, 2014

    Like a seasoned leader, Travis Watson is barking out orders, moving back and forth and gesturing all at once as he directs a group of high school football players on the field in the Alamodome in San Antonio.

  • High school bands prepare for performance of lifetime at All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl welcomes superior musicians who have also combined that talent with achievement in marching skills, leadership, community service, grade-point average and overall character throughout their high school career.

  • Players honor Soldier sacrifice, nation by playing in All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    Selection as a player for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a prestigious honor for athletes. While only the strongest are chosen to wear the Army colors, the players have their own reasons to don the jersey representing the Army.

  • All-American Bowl teams meet for first time, ready themselves for game Saturday

    Jan 2, 2014

    East and West 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Teams met each other on the field for the first time at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 1, 2014.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center delivers San Antonio's first baby of 2014

    Jan 2, 2014

    Born at 12:03 a.m., Jan. 1, 2014, the birth of Zane Huesca Rodriguez not only marked the first baby of the year for Brooke Army Medical Center, but also the first of the year for San Antonio.

  • 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers deliver charcoal during local charity event

    Jan 1, 2014

    More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, delivered charcoal briquettes to less fortunate families in Dongducheon, South Korea, to support a charity event sponsored by Gyeonggi Province, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Guardsman credited with helping save life in Devils Lake

    Dec 31, 2013

    A North Dakota National Guard Soldier said his military training helped him know what to do when he witnessed a man collapse in Devils Lake, N.D., recently.

  • PEO Soldier volunteers help make Fantasy Flight for terminally ill children

    Dec 30, 2013

    A group of 24 military and civilian volunteers from Program Executive Office Soldier helped terminally ill children and their families experience night vision and Soldier protective equipment as part of United Airlines' 21st annual Fantasy Flight, Dec. 7, 2013, at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

  • 'We care' suicide prevention campaign supports Reservists

    Dec 30, 2013

    In the first eight weeks of 2013, the Army Reserve suffered the loss of 11 Soldiers from its ranks. The Army Reserve "We Care" campaign is challenging every leader, across the force, to engage in this fight for life.

  • Winter is here

    Dec 27, 2013

    While the rest of the country has broken winter records, winter has been at Delta Junction, Alaska, for more than two months, albeit more mild than usual.

  • Soldiers in Kuwait bond, mops up after biggest rainfall in 61 years

    Dec 27, 2013

    After hours of torrential rain overnight, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade personnel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, were greeted with an astonishing sight the morning of Nov. 19, 2013, -- flood waters of record proportion.

  • N.Y. Guard to render final honors for 10,000 veterans by end of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013

    The New York Army National Guard Honor Guard expects to perform about 10,000 military funerals for veterans during 2013.

  • History written in stone: Sam Hunter's quest to preserve Black Mountain battleground

    Dec 26, 2013

    When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin, Calif., documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

  • Soldiers worldwide celebrating the holidays

    Dec 24, 2013

    Although it's not yet Christmas or New Year's Eve, Soldiers around the globe are already attending parties, visiting with families and friends and some are volunteering their time and donations to help those less fortunate.

  • Deployed Soldiers shave heads in support of cancer patients

    Dec 24, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Glass, an operations section construction supervisor for the 365th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, recently found out that one of his relatives has cancer and that it has metastasized to his neck. In response, Glass declared that he would shave his head to support his family back home.

  • Soldier surprises family as 'Scuba Claus'

    Dec 23, 2013

    A Minnesota National Guardsman made a huge splash on his return from a deployment to Afghanistan when he surprised his children as Scuba Claus at the Mall of America's Sea Life Aquarium in Bloomington, Minn., Dec. 22, 2013.

  • Marne Division, community pays tribute during holidays

    Dec 20, 2013

    For seven years now, Wreaths for Warriors Walk, Inc. has been placing a holiday wreath at the bases of the trees of Fallen heroes as a way to honor their sacrifice and that of their Families. The trees are a living memorial to those Soldiers who, while assigned to 3rd ID, have fought, and Fallen, in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn or Enduring Freedom.

  • Guard biathlete takes third place in IBU Cup trials

    Dec 20, 2013

    Pfc. Wynn Roberts finished third overall in the International Biathlon Union Cup trials, Dec. 14-18, 2013, at Mt. Itasca, Minn., narrowly missing a berth on the U.S. World Cup Team and a possible chance to compete in the Winter Olympics.

  • JROTC Cadets spread HOPE for holidays

    Dec 19, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Dustin and Austin Haubner help run the non-profit Helping Out People Everywhere, which has served 25,000 people with almost 900,000 pounds of food this year.

  • Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on the mat

    Dec 19, 2013

    Wounded Warriors from Fort Stewart, Ga., use adaptive combatives techniques as another tool for recovery during part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help bounce back from injuries.

  • Partner nations join U.S. paratroopers for International Jump Week

    Dec 19, 2013

    More than 300 U.S., German, French, Spanish, Estonian and Dutch paratroopers participated in four days of airborne operations during the annual International Jump Week over the Alzey Drop Zone, near Kaiserslautern, Germany, Dec. 16-19, 2013.

  • Marne Division, community pay tribute to fallen during holidays

    Dec 18, 2013

    More than 140 motorcyclists from nearly 10 different clubs from as far away as Augusta, Ga., along with Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets and Civil Air Patrol cadet volunteers were in attendance to aid in placing wreaths at the bases of the 466 eastern redbud trees on the Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Drill Sergeant wins 2013 Operation Rising Star Competition

    Dec 18, 2013

    Sgt. Christiana Ball from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has been voted Army Entertainment's 2013 Rising Star.

  • Soldier fights for spinal muscular atrophy cure

    Dec 18, 2013

    Capt. Shannon Terry, a legislative liaison officer for the California National Guard, finds strength and support from fellow Soldiers and the Getty Owl Foundation after her baby girl Reagan was diagnosed with with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1.

  • Wounded warrior helps fellow amputees at VA prosthetics clinic

    Dec 17, 2013

    Tristan Wyatt thought he would make a career out of the Army. After a life-changing injury, he found a new path and now helps injured service members as chief of a VA prosthetics clinic in San Diego.

  • Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen different community organizations from throughout Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came together, Dec. 10, 2013, in Eifler Fitness Center, for the first time to host a Resilience Rodeo specifically for military instructors and cadre to help them learn about services and resources available to them.

  • Retention team volunteers prepare dinner for local shelter

    Dec 16, 2013

    Eleven members of the Military District of Washington retention team volunteered to prepare dinner at the Eleanor U. Kennedy shelter on Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 6, 2013.

  • Italian, American female Soldiers bond during intercultural event

    Dec 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza hosted a first-of-its-kind intercultural event for young Italian and American female military member at Caserma Ederle in Italy, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Retirement goes to the dogs

    Dec 16, 2013

    The bond between a military working dog handler and the dog is similar to any veteran relationship, which only grows stronger when forced into tough situations like a deployment. However, once the mission is over for the team, what happens to the dog? Unlike a human, MWDs do not receive a paycheck upon retirement, but there is hope for these animals who have served our country, an adoption program.

  • Soldier donates stem cells for child with leukemia

    Dec 16, 2013

    Spc. Amanda N. Reynolds of Weleetka, Okla., is actively involved in the Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, a life-sustaining program open to all healthy people between the ages of 18 and 60.

  • Army's Military Auxiliary Radio System still relevant in Internet age

    Dec 16, 2013

    Years ago before Soldiers used cell phones and social media and when long-distance calling was expensive, they would often communicate from remote areas to home via MARSgrams and MARS telephone patches through the Military Auxiliary Radio System.

  • Three Soldiers nominated to U.S. Olympic luge team

    Dec 16, 2013

    Three Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program - Team USA luge coach Staff Sgt. Bill Tavares and lugers Sgt. Matt Mortensen and Sgt. Preston Griffall - are selected for the U.S. Olympic luge team that will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Veterans, dignitaries commemorate Battle of the Bulge on 69th anniversary

    Dec 16, 2013

    For the last 20 years, World War II veterans and the ambassadors of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have gathered annually in mid-December at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to pay tribute to the 19,000 Soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Thousands lay wreaths at Arlington gravesites

    Dec 15, 2013

    More than 143,000 wreaths were placed on gravesites, Dec. 14, 2013, as part of the 22nd annual "Wreaths Across America" event at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia.

  • Fort Jackson helps ill 7-year-old boy become Soldier for day

    Dec 12, 2013

    Richard Culliver, a 7-year-old boy battling an inoperable brain tumor, took his place on Hilton Field with the rest of the Army's new Soldiers during last week's regular graduation ceremony.

  • Gifts from above as Operation Toy Drop continues for 16th year

    Dec 11, 2013

    Rain-laden skies could not dampen the spirit of the Soldiers on Fort Bragg, N.C., as they jumped out of airplanes over Sicily drop zone in support of the 16th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • Odierno receives National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award

    Dec 10, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno was honored with a National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award, Dec. 10, 2013, in New York City.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Soldiers dominate World Cup bobsled competition in Park City

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers defended home snow as if Olympic dreams depended upon their performances at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's 2013 World Cup stop, Dec. 6-7, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

  • Team USA loaded with Soldiers bobsledding for Olympic berths

    Dec 6, 2013

    Several Soldiers are competing for bobsled berths on Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. They are competing this weekend in an International Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup event at Park City Utah.

  • Soldiers create gingerbread house of U.S. Capitol in exquisite detail

    Dec 6, 2013

    Boosting spirits and bringing holiday cheer, a gingerbread house of the U.S. Capitol greets Army leaders at the Army Executive Dining Facility at the Pentagon.

  • NCO helps build home for Gold Star family

    Dec 4, 2013

    A Fort Benning, Ga., drill sergeant is one of dozens of volunteers helping to build a new home for the family of a fallen Soldier.

  • Leaders remember heroic Korean War commander

    Dec 3, 2013

    U.S. military leaders and Korean War veterans remembered the Eighth Army commander who stopped communist forces from overrunning the last corner of Korea.

  • Soldiers lead students in physical readiness training

    Dec 3, 2013

    Mondays thru Fridays at Army installations throughout the world, Soldiers conduct physical readiness training to help ensure physical fitness and combat readiness. Students at Patriot Elementary on Fort Carson, Colo., were given the opportunity to do the same Nov. 18-20, 2013, when Soldiers visited the school to train with them.

  • Sherman tank returns to North Country for restoration

    Dec 2, 2013

    A World War II-era M4A3 "Sherman" tank staged at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs for the past decade was transported Nov. 22, 2013, to Fort Drum, N.Y., where it will undergo a complete makeover before being returned to the museum next year.

  • Army Heritage, Education Center receives trove of military medals including Medal of Honor

    Dec 2, 2013

    Maybe Edward A. Allworth wanted to preserve his father's legacy that included a Medal of Honor for future generations when he decided to send his dad's military items to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

  • Holiday cards bring love, piece of home to deployed service members

    Dec 2, 2013

    Holiday cards from schoolchildren and the American public bring joy and a piece of home to deployed service members. The deadline to send cards through the American Red Cross is Dec. 6, 2013.

  • Volunteers place thousands of Christmas wreaths on graves of fallen heroes

    Dec 2, 2013

    Vibrant splashes of seasonal green and red brightened a wintry morning at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, in Killen, Texas, Nov. 30, 2013, as more than 1,000 volunteers placed more than 5,000 Christmas wreaths were placed on row after row of snowy white grave markers.

  • Eighth Army Band to play at top South Korean venue

    Nov 29, 2013

    The Eighth Army Band will perform a holiday concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center, South Korea's top concert venue, Dec. 1, 2013.

  • Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

    Nov 27, 2013

    For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass blowing from experts in the field.

  • Stolen valor tarnishes real sacrifices made by service members

    Nov 27, 2013

    It may seem hard to fathom, but there are many who claim to have earned medals to which they are not entitled. Others say they've served in combat but never have.

  • Pow Wow at Fort Sam Houston celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 27, 2013

    Members of the Fort Sam Houston and surrounding communities gathered together Nov. 16 in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month during the 14th annual "Honoring of the Veterans Pow Wow" at the Fort Sam Houston Teen and Youth Center.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers donate blood ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 26, 2013

    Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Soldiers and civilians are participating in the quarterly Fort Riley, Kan., blood drive to support the American Red Cross Central Plains Region Blood Service on post.

  • Army NCO of Year began Best Warrior journey at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Nov 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella went all the way to the top after winning 351st Civil Affairs Command Best Warrior Competition, at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., in the spring.

  • Army Reserve chief inducted into LSU Hall of Honor

    Nov 25, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, chief of Army Reserve, was inducted into the Military Hall of Honor, Nov. 23, 2013, during the weekend-long LSU Salutes celebration co-sponsored by Louisiana State University and Cadets of the Ole War Skule.

  • Best Warrior winners credit success to family, command, hard work

    Nov 24, 2013

    The winners of the Army's 2013 Best Warrior Competition credit their success in the intense challenge to hard work and the support from their command and family.

  • Leaders celebrate legendary Korean War general

    Nov 22, 2013

    Top American and South Korean military leaders praised the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2013, on his 93rd birthday.

  • Red, white & blue volleyballs fly at tourney

    Nov 22, 2013

    Gung-ho spirits were the norm as wounded-warrior athletes from the four services, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Department of Veterans Affairs clashed at the 3rd Annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament, in recognition of Warrior Care Month, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Pentagon Athletic Club.

  • Soldiers, families worldwide celebrating Thanksgiving

    Nov 22, 2013

    Soldiers are making plans to be with families and friends and those stationed overseas are calling, writing or using social media to contact loved ones back home. Dining facilities worldwide are gearing up to provide the feast of traditional turkey or ham with all the fixings.

  • Devens describes NCO's role in ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Nov 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army command sergeant major described the important mission that American and South Korean noncommissioned officers accomplish on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers instruct with eye toward future

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit recently spent a week sharing their expert marksmanship skills with the nation's future leaders and competitive shooters.

  • Congress recognizes American Indian code talkers for wartime service

    Nov 21, 2013

    American Indian code talkers from 566 tribes were honored with Congressional Silver Medals at the Capitol, Nov. 20, 2013.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at U.S. Capitol

    Nov 20, 2013

    Fifty-two Soldiers re-enlisted, representing eight health-related commands across the National Capitol Region, on Capitol Hill, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Troops can call in holiday greetings for satellite radio

    Nov 19, 2013

    The Joint Hometown News Service is partnering this year with SiriusXM Radio to allow service members worldwide to send holiday greetings to loved ones back home.

  • National Guard, ROTC Cadets partner for security cooperation missions

    Nov 18, 2013

    In the early 1990s, as the old Soviet Union was in its final stages of collapse, the United States saw an opportunity to promote peace, minimize regional instability and encourage democracy in the region with what would later be called the State Partnership Program.

  • Veteran Amputee Team rumbles with Washington Redskins & NFL alumni

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team beat a squad of seasoned NFL veterans and alumni Nov. 16, 2013, at Bishop O'Connell High School, as part of Warrior Care Month.

  • Wounded warrior takes win in Food Network challenge

    Nov 14, 2013

    Army Wounded Warrior Program Veteran Robbie Myers won first place on the Military Salute Edition of the Food Network Show "Chopped," where he competed against military chefs from other services.

  • Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with Kuwaiti students

    Nov 13, 2013

    Thanksgiving came early for a gathering of Soldiers, State Department employees and Kuwaiti school children during a celebration of the popular American holiday Nov. 9 in Kuwait City.

  • Army Entertainment selects Operation Rising Star finalists

    Nov 13, 2013

    Army Entertainment has announced the 12 finalists slated to compete in Operation Rising Star this December.

  • Triple-amputee guest speaker provides resiliency training to Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers

    Nov 12, 2013

    In honor of Warrior Care Month in November, the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion invited guest speaker, former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson, a triple-amputee, to conduct resiliency training Nov. 8, 2013, at Waybur Theater at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General honored by French government

    Nov 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General received France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) award during a ceremony held in the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Army, nation honor 107-year-old veteran

    Nov 12, 2013

    On Veterans Day, President Barack Obama and the Army honored 107-year-old Army veteran Richard Overton, hailed as the oldest living World War II veteran.

  • Thousands pause to remember fallen Vietnam veterans

    Nov 11, 2013

    Thousands gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2013, to remember the service and sacrifice of all who served, and to pay tribute to those who did not return home from the war.

  • Vietnam Army Nurse Corps veteran honors women who served

    Nov 8, 2013

    Veterans Day is a time to honor those who served and remember the sacrifice and courage of those who gave so much for the nation.

  • Wounded warrior sets transition goals with help of CSF2

    Nov 7, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) provides Performance Enhancement Training at 38 Warrior Transition Units and Community Based Warrior Transition Units across the Army as well as at 16 Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) Training Centers at Army installations across the nation. Specially trained CSF2 Master Resilience Trainer Performance Experts (MRT-PEs), with advanced degrees in sports or performance psychology, provide training in several different skill areas to transitioning Soldiers. Their initial training includes Building Confidence, Attention Control, Energy Management, Integrating Imagery and Goal Setting. Soldiers can then elect to receive one-on-one Mastery Training with a MRT-PE on any one of these skills.

  • Wounded Soldier cites Ranger school lessons as source of resilience

    Nov 7, 2013

    An Army captain, severely wounded in Afghanistan, said lessons learned from Ranger School strengthened his resolve to heal, and kept him resilient through his recovery.

  • Army Reserve unit honors native Chicagoan, World War II veteran 68 years after service

    Nov 7, 2013

    U.S. Army World War II veteran, Frank Andrews, 94, was awarded six medals, to include the Purple Heart, from Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn, Commanding General of the 85th Support Command and Deputy Commanding General for Support of First Army, Division West, Nov. 3, 2013, during a surprise ceremony at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL.

  • Rucking for a cause at Natick

    Nov 6, 2013

    On Nov. 10, 2013, about 200 people around the world, including Capt. Justin Fitch of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will be rucking for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans and families who deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideations and tendencies.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.