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Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment at AUSA

Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment

Transitioning Soldiers and Army spouses have a trove of experience and insight to offer civilian employers, say Army experts. MORE about Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment

Soldiers, WWII veterans honored at Brad Pitts movie premiere

Soldiers, WWII vets honored at 'Fury' movie...

Soldiers and World War II veterans were among the honored guests at the world premiere of Brad Pitt's movie Fury, a fictional account of tankers in the "Greatest Generation." MORE about Soldiers, WWII vets honored at 'Fury' movie premiere

The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors...

Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, California, and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last... MORE about The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Kelly Elmlinger wins silver medal four times

Wheelchair racer all about hard work as she...

Cupped in the rough hands of the Rocky Mountains, the track at Gerry Barry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened up to a cloudless sky, Oct. 2, 2014. A light chill clinging to the athletes... MORE about Wheelchair racer all about hard work as she competes against men at Warrior Games

Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from...

"I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no... MORE about Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

Army wins Chairmans Cup at Warrior Games

Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. MORE about Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

Army beats Navy in Bronze Bball

Army advances to gold-medal round against...

In the battle for the rights to advance to the gold-medal round in wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games, Army played relentlessly against Navy, Oct. 2, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado... MORE about Army advances to gold-medal round against Marines in wheelchair b-ball

Veteran Staff Sgt. Billy Meeks earned 2 medals as part of the U.S. Army archery team

Army Archers Put a Team Effort into an...

"It's looking pretty good, they're starting to settle in," said Army team coach and Veteran Jessie White as the Army team positioned themselves 18 meters from their targets. The whistle... MORE about Army Archers Put a Team Effort into an Individual Sport

Let fly

Army leads medal race at Warrior Games

The Army has racked up the highest medal count so far at this year's Warrior Games. As of Oct. 1, 2014, the service had earned some 34 medals in the competition. MORE about Army leads medal race at Warrior Games

Army beats SOCOM

Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting...

The Army team looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2014, beating Special Operations Command in two... MORE about Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games

Sitting volleyball action fires up Army team

The Army sitting volleyball team began the second day of the 2014 Warrior Games by defeating the Special Operations team in two neck to neck battles, but ultimately being soundly defeated by the... MORE about Sitting volleyball action fires up Army team

Sgt. Scotty Hasting dives for the ball in sitting volleyball

Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first...

"Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing... MORE about Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

Warrior Games kick off in Colorado

Warrior Games kick off in Colorado

Two-hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes came together Sept. 28, 2014, for a week-long competition in adaptive sports and to claim the rights to the Chairman's Cup in the fifth annual Warrior... MORE about Warrior Games kick off in Colorado

Army health officer: DoD, VA collaboration needed on mental health metrics

Army health officer: DOD, VA collaboration...

The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs can collaborate to find metrics in mental health to better serve veterans, according to an Army officer, during a health summit, Sept. 19, 2014, in... MORE about Army health officer: DOD, VA collaboration needed on mental health metrics

Army Vietnam veterans inducted into Pentagons Hall of Heroes

Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's...

Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall... MORE about Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

President awards Medals of Honor to 2 Vietnam veterans

Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014. MORE about Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

Army Vice Chief Gen. Daniel B. Allyn

Army vice chief, surgeon general address future...

Army Medicine intends to reset and transform as operations wind down in Afghanistan, and how it will transform was the topic of a day-long professional development forum, Sept. 10, 2014, in... MORE about Army vice chief, surgeon general address future of Army Medicine

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Vietnam Vets Return to Unit

The 11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia association reunited with its old unit on Fort Irwin, California, Sept. 5 as a special destination of this year's Annual Reunion in Las... MORE about Vietnam Vets Return to Unit

Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through...

Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time. Their 11-year-old daughter, Asia SiVon Cottom, was on Flight 77... MORE about Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

Invictus Games

'Unconquered' warriors in London for first...

Some 400 wounded, ill or injured warriors from the U.S., and 13 other allied nations, will compete at the first-ever Invictus Games in London, Sept. 10-14, 2014, and the U.S. team was sent off by... MORE about 'Unconquered' warriors in London for first Invictus Games

Avionic Vietnam Veterans visit CAB

Aviation Avionic Vietnam Vets visit CAB

Vietnam-era Soldiers shared their history with current Soldiers from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during a visit by Aviation Electrical Veterans at Butts Army Airfield on... MORE about Aviation Avionic Vietnam Vets visit CAB

Veterans Curation Project

Corps of Engineers assisting vets through...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Veterans Curation Program helps transitioning veterans with job skills, even as the vets assist the corps in its archaeology mission. MORE about Corps of Engineers assisting vets through archaeology work

WWII veteran, 108, gets heros welcome in DC

WWII veteran, 108, gets hero's welcome in DC

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps veteran Lucy Coffey arrived in Washington, D.C., to a hero's welcome that included a greeting from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, July 25, 2014. MORE about WWII veteran, 108, gets hero's welcome in DC

REMEMBERING BROTHER

Brothers Killed In World War II Remembered

Jim Joyner still carries with him a sense of loss, even after 71 years. MORE about Brothers Killed In World War II Remembered

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Medal of Honor recipient Pitts inducted into...

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes July 22, 2014, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his bravery in combat at... MORE about Medal of Honor recipient Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

Retired Lt. Col. Ralph W. Kuethe, 95, was awarded a Silver Star medal in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, July 11, 2014, 70 years after serving in World War II. MORE about Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts receives Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor recipient Pitts: 'It is their...

President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony July 21, 2014. MORE about Medal of Honor recipient Pitts: 'It is their names, not mine'

Elite Rangers in all-black unit remember Korean War service

Rangers in all-black company remember Korean...

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

94th ID vets reunite to remember WWII

94th Infantry Division vets reunite to remember...

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

Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI Bill 70th Anniversary

Department of Veterans Affairs commemorates GI...

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

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Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat...

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

Sgt. Sean Hooks power-driven spike contributes to an Army victory June 18, 2014

Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting...

In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, 2014, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military... MORE about Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

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

Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for...

"This award isn't about what I did; it's about what we did as a team," former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts said, about being selected for the Medal of Honor for actions on July 13, 2008, when an... MORE about Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for fierce battle in Afghanistan

Retired Army Sergeant 1st Class Ben Trescott takes home gold in both shooting and rifle

Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals...

Twenty air pistol shooters from Army, Air Force and Marines lined up at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, at the site of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior... MORE about Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials; two go to Trescott

Vietnam Veterans

Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

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

Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield after 63 years

Legendary Korean War veteran visits battlefield...

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

Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

About four years ago, Sarah Ross was walking through downtown Boston on a sightseeing trip with her mother. The Army veteran didn't like what she saw all around her. MORE about Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

D-Day enemies meet

D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with...

Meeting at the notorious "bloody" Omaha Beach along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. MORE about D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with former Waffen-SS soldier

Pee Wee Martin Normandy Jump

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

In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky, June 5, 2014, over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield... MORE about 93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

Burgett shares stories of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle

With the tricolor of French, American and British flags draped in the windows, parades of vintage military vehicles and ceremonies in villages across the region, Normandy is abuzz with celebration... MORE about D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle