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  • Planning Ahead

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jonathan Higgs, U.S. Army Europe, checks the grid coordinates en route to a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • Checking the Grid

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon, Army Materiel Command, checks the grid coordinates en route to a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • On the Right Path

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, seeks a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • Finding the Right Route Through "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Stanley Black, U.S. Army Europe, seeks a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • Finding the Next Checkpoint

    Oct 1, 2008

    The National Capital Region's Sgt. Zachary Muske marks points on a map during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • On the Mark

    Oct 1, 2008

    Eighth U.S. Army's Sgt. Victor Berlus marks his map after reaching a point in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Ready for Urban Orienteering

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Europe's Sgt. Stanley Black awaits the start of the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • On the Road to "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon makes his way to another point in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Plotting Points

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Michael Moore prepares to plot points on a map prior to the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Soldier is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Map Check

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Pacific's Sgt. Luke A. Solorzano reads a map during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Onto the Next Checkpoint

    Oct 1, 2008

    The National Capital Region's Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski travels to the next point during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • On the Right Course

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Spc. Daniel Farrier tries to find his way to the next point during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • "Best Warrior" Urban Orienteering

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch and Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins plot points on maps prior to the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. They are three of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Pushing for "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard, performing push ups at the APFT during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/SOY Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Pushing for Points

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino

  • Ready to Write

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Zachary Muske, National Capital Region, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • "Best Warrior" Written Examination

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Stanley Black, U.S. Army Europe, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Time to Test "Best Warrior" Knowledge

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eight U.S. Army Korea, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Army leaders at NYC ceremony anticipate meeting recruiting goal

    Oct 1, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presided over a ceremony Wednesday morning in which nine future Soldiers took the oath of enlistment as part of celebrating the all-volunteer ArmyAca,!a,,cs anticipated success in achieving its recruiting goal.

  • Test Taking Confidence

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Ready for the "Best Warrior" Exam

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, U.S. Army Medical Command, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Test Time

    Oct 1, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, U.S. Army Materiel Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Taking the "Best Warrior" Exam

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, U.S. Space and Missile Defense command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, prepares to take the written exam during 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Going for the Best Grade

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Barrett Kauling, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Exam Time

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch, U.S. Training and Doctrine Command, prepares for the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Ready for a Mental Challenge

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • Moving with a Purpose

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Almost Finished

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano, U.S. Army Pacific

  • Nearing the Finish

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski, National Capital Region, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Focused on the Finish

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. David Obray, U.S. Army Reserve Command, is focused on the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • At the Finish Line

    Oct 1, 2008

    A determined Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, U.S. Army National Guard, finishes the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test ahead of the rest. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Determined to Win

    Oct 1, 2008

    A determined Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, U.S. Army National Guard, keeps ahead of the other competitors during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Race to Win "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Zachary Muske, National Captial Region, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Competition Intensifies

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales, U.S. Army Forces Command, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Pushing to be the Best

    Oct 1, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, U.S. Army Materiel Command, is in control of his push-up count in the Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Give Me One More

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Medical Command, focuses on the sit-up portion of the APFT Oct. 1, during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • Focus on the Finish

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jonathan Higgs, U.S. Army Europe, focuses hard on completing the two mile run at the APFT portion of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • Path to "Best Warrior" Success

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, catches his breath during the two mile run at the APFT portion of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser

  • One Mile, No Sweat!

    Oct 1, 2008

    Early morning action set the tone for the day's events during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. The 24 competitors began the morning with the Army Physical Fitness Test, then into the classroom for a written exam and essay, followed by a urban wafrare orienteering course. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Ready to Run

    Oct 1, 2008

    Early morning action set the tone for the day's events during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. The 24 competitors began the morning with the Army Physical Fitness Test, then into the classroom for a written exam and essay, followed by a urban wafrare orienteering course. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Intense Competition

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, U.S. Army Medical Command, maintains a good rhythm during the push-up portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Running with a Purpose

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Ferrara, keeps focus during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Stride for Success

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Farrier, U.S. Army Medical Command, keeps pace during the two-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test. The APFT was the first event Oct. 1 of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • One More Lap

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch finishes the final lap of two-mile portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Fit for Competition

    Oct 1, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch pumps out a few extra sit-ups before the time expired in the Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Going Strong, Army Strong

    Oct 1, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, completes another lap during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Getting Adjusted for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, adjust the straps on his Kevlar during the pre-combat checks and inspection portion of the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Geared Up for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Sgt. Luke Solorzano, U.S. Army Pacific, tightens the straps on his ruck sack as he conducts pre-combat checks and inspections during the 2008 Department of the Army "Best Warrior" Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Public Affairs Office

  • Gearing Up for Competition

    Sep 30, 2008

    The 24 competitors in the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition spent the morning of Sept. 30 on pre-combat checks and inspections of items issues for the week's events. Afterwards, the warriors would engage in reflexive fire exercises and media interviews. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • Ready for "Best Warrior" Action

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. Michael Moore, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, tests the strap on his M16 during the pre-combat checks and inspection Sept. 30 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Tools of the Modern Warrior

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, follows instructions on the Defense Advanced Global Positioning Satellite Receiver Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. The 24 competitors will use the GPS device during the day and urban orienteering course later on in the competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Direct from "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Specialist Jeremy Wipple being microphoned for a television interview

  • Ready for a Close Up

    Sep 30, 2008

    SPC Jeremy Wipples final thoughts before doing a television interview for Salt Lake City UT

  • Live at "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, U.S. Army National Guard comeptitor, conducts an interview Sept. 30 with KFBB Television in Great Falls, Montana, during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Quick Review Session

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino, studying for an upcomming written exam during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO of the year competition

  • MEDCOM Warrior Takes Aim at "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins of the U.S. Army Medical Command takes aim during reflexive fire training Sept. 30. Wiggins is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Weapons Check

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. David Obray of the U.S. Army Reserve Command function checks a .50 caliber machine after assembly. Obray is one of 24 Soldiers who is competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Reflexive Fire Training

    Sep 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Spc. Daniel Farrier awaits instructions during reflexive fire training Sept. 30. Farrier is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.6 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Warrior in Focus

    Sep 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Pfc. Christopher Loeffler undergoes reflexive fire training Sept. 30. He is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 -Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • "Best Warrior" Weapons Check

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command function checks a machine gun Sept. 30. Barber is one of 24 Soldiers who is competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Focused to Win

    Sep 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command's Spc. Barrett K. Kauling awaits instructions during reflexive fire training Sept. 30. Kauling is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.6 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Reflexive Fire

    Sep 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctine Command's Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eisch takes a stance during reflexive fire training Sept. 30. Eisch is one of 24 Soldiers competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct. 6 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Weapons Training

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino is the U.S. Army National Guard NCO of the Year competing at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition, Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Warriors Prepare for Competition

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple is the U.S. Army National Guard Soldier of the Year competitor at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28 - Oct. 3, for the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • "Backbone" of Joint Logistical Operation - Army NCOs

    Sep 29, 2008

    Soldiers, NCOs and Officers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) headquarters led Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) 2008, Exercise Pacific Strike, June 1 to Aug. 1. Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th TSC, and the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division loaded their equipment for transport on the USNS Pililaau. The Pililaau brought the equipment to Camp Pendleton where it would be downloaded in-stream to the beaches of Camp Pendleton, where later all of it would be driven to Fort Irwin, Calif., for a mission rehearsal exercise prior to their deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Making a Good Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, smiles as his sponsor makes an adjustment to his uniform prior to the board apperance Sept. 29 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Ready for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. David Obray, U.S. Army Reserve Command, prepares for his board appearance Sept. 28 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • At Ease Before the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Daniel Horner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, smiles while listening to his sponsor as they wait for the board apperance Sept. 28 during the 2008 Deptartment of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Beaming with Confidence

    Sep 29, 2008

    A confident Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, US Army Forces Command exits the Soldier of the Year Board Event Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, VA.

  • Preparing for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, straightens the pockets on his Class A jacket before entering the Soldier of the Year Board Event on Sept. 29, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Dressed for Success

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eighth Army's Soldier of the Year, double checks his Class A uniform before his board appearance Sept. 29 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Answering to the Sgt. Maj. of the Army

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, appears before board members during the board appearance event of the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Knock With a Purpose

    Sep 29, 2008

    Eighth Army's Sgt. Victor Berlus knocks on the door just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Follow Mom

    Sep 29, 2008

    Feature story on parent and child who join the Army together.

  • Last-Minute Adjustments

    Sep 29, 2008

    The Army National Guard's Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino receives some last-minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Larry Ganieany, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Testing Army Knowledge

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales, U.S. Army Forces Command NCO of the year, answers questions during her board appearance at the 2008 Department of the Army Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition held Sept. 29 Aca,!" Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Ready for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior Begins With Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sound Advice

    Sep 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins gets instructions from Sgt. Maj. Alice Dallman while his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal looks on. Wiggins was competing in the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Attention to Detail

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins of the U.S. Army Medical Command gets a few last minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Awaiting the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    U.S. Army Europe's Staff Sgt. Jonathan "Jack" Higgs awaits the word to knock and enter just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Final Preparation

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski of the National Capital Region, gets in some last minute study time from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Gary Bouchard, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Lawmakers bid farewell on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter retire on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

  • Retirement Ceremony

    Sep 29, 2008

    Retirement ceremony took place 24 Sept. 08 for Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter

  • Wright Flyer 'returns' to Fort Myer after 100 years

    Sep 29, 2008

    It took a century to achieve, but for the hundreds gathered in Fort Myer's Conmy Hall this month, it was well worth it.

  • Welcome Warriors

    Sep 29, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, welcomes each competitor to the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition during a Welcome Social Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Welcome Warriors

    Sep 29, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, welcomes each competitor to the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition during a Welcome Social Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Welcome Warriors

    Sep 29, 2008

    The 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from 12 major commands gathered Sept. 28 for a Welcome Social to kick off the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Getting down to size - One woman's journey to lose weight, get healthy

    Sep 25, 2008

    Cindy McLafferty, a nursesAca,!a,,c assistant at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, has been trying to lose weight for 24 years. Nothing seemed to work until the right diet, rigorous exercise and her husbandAca,!a,,cs deployment combined for a losing recipe. The Army spouse had started to gain weight in 1984 after undergoing two brain surgeries.

  • APS ups the tempo

    Sep 25, 2008

    When Pvt. David Gates dropped out of high school during 11th grade five years ago, he thought it was the right thing to do. Aca,!A"My family really didnAca,!a,,ct have enough money to support me to go to school,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"I thought it was in my best interest to leave, so that my family could take care of my (four) sisters.Aca,!A? He started to work as a trim carpenter, but soon found out how hard it was to make a living without a high school diploma. Aca,!A"My life wasnAca,!a,,ct really going anywhere. I wasnAca,!a,,ct really moving up in life,Aca,!A? he said. GatesAca,!a,,c career took a big step forward when he graduated with a GED from the Army Preparatory School Sept. 17, allowing him to move on to Basic Combat Training. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cve always thought about going to the Army, ever since I was a little kid,Aca,!A? he said. Many of the 43 students who graduated in GatesAca,!a,,c class Aca,!"Aca,!" the largest to date Aca,!"Aca,!" share similar stories.

  • Country first, college second - AIT Soldier declines to defer deployment for school

    Sep 25, 2008

    Like many of her fellow Soldiers, when Pvt. Tanya Otto joined the Wisconsin National Guard, she planned on taking advantage of the many benefits available to her, including money to help pay for college. She has already completed one semester. But unlike many in her position, there is one benefit she declined to exercise Aca,!"Aca,!" the college-first option.

  • Joining the Army part of marriage pact

    Sep 25, 2008

    Getting married is a big step that brings about a lot of changes. For one new husband on Fort Jackson, an unscheduled career change was part of the deal. Pfc. Jeffrey Lang had no military background and was working construction in his native California when he met his wife of five months, Pfc. Kimberly Lang. KimberlyAca,!a,,cs father has been a Marine for 26 years and her brother is in the Army, so it was not too surprising when she decided to enlist.

  • Tour teaches educators about a Soldier's life

    Sep 25, 2008

    Sometimes, the most influential people in a childAca,!a,,cs life are his teachers. Because they spend most of their days and all their careers focused on youth development and education, teachers are in a unique position to know a lot about whatAca,!a,,cs best for a child. The more teachers know, the better they can help children. The National EducatorsAca,!a,,c Tour aims to make sure teachers from around the country get an accurate look at what a Soldier goes through when he or she first joins the Army, as well as what the Army lifestyle is and has to offer AmericaAca,!a,,cs sons and daughters. This yearAca,!a,,cs tour at Fort Jackson took place last week.

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • RDECOM Showcases Technologies at 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program Fires First Round From a Fully Automated Cannon

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program successfully fired the first artillery projectile from the Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Prototype Sept. 22 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.,. The NLOS-C, which has the ability to rapidly deliver precision munitions in both urban and conventional battle space and is the lead prototype in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs family of eight FCS Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs)

  • 2-9 Tankers thunder through training

    Sep 24, 2008

    These days it is hard to gain that kind of experience outside the battlefield unless Soldiers train at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer center, which is exactly what the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment did Sept. 19 at Camp Hovey.

  • Pilots fly Lakota to Sioux powwow

    Sep 23, 2008

    Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs 5th Aviation Battalion has been flying the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new utility helicopter for a year, and recently pilots had a chance to meet the namesake of their birds, the Lakota tribe of South Dakota.

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