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October 16, 2013
- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno inducted former Army Capt. William D. Swenson into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes today during a ceremony at the Pentagon.
October 03, 2013
- South Korea historically has been called the "Land of the Morning Calm," but a hill at this combat-ready air base reminds airmen and soldiers here that the calm can shatter at a moment's notice, and they have to be ready to respond.
September 24, 2013
- A Marine sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, prepares to enter another house in Fallujah, Iraq.
September 24, 2013
- Soldiers keep their hair closely cropped per regulation, but one female Indiana National Guard Soldier shaved her head for cancer awareness during an event to help a fellow Guardsman, Sept. 14, at the Shelbyville National Guard Armory.
July 26, 2013
- Waiting patiently within the carefully manicured communities of South Florida lies a force so powerful that hurricane-strength winds can't keep it at bay.
July 25, 2013
- The Defense Department continues working toward its goal of ensuring the mission is met with fully qualified and capable personnel, regardless of gender, the Pentagon's director of officer and enlisted personnel management said here yesterday.
July 17, 2013
- A new logistics tracking system between the United States and Australia will help to ensure faster, more coordinated responses to humanitarian crises and other contingencies.
July 16, 2013
- The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve Soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices.
July 09, 2013
- Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division participated in a Mechanized Assault Course as part of Integrated Training Exercise 4-13 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, June 23-24.
July 09, 2013
- Marines with Company F, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division participated in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Egress Training at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center here June 21.
June 28, 2013
- Sexual assault issues are corrected within the fabric of an institution, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told troops today, "and you're the fabric. And I know you feel the same way."
June 15, 2013
- The sun peeked over the horizon and gulls cawed through the skies as water broke on the San Onofre shore where surfers prepare to "hang-10," "rip," and "shred" the Pacific waves.
June 14, 2013
- Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's amphibious assault vehicle platoon had its first bilateral training event of Exercise Eager Lion 2013 here June 12.
May 28, 2013
- In any disaster, local first responders start the recovery process. And when they need more manpower, the state can send in additional agencies, such as the National Guard.
May 28, 2013
- Army researchers are responding to a request from the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies to help develop a revolutionary Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.
May 16, 2013
- Who would have thought Base Realignment and Closure would create a tremendous training and education opportunity for U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox?
May 03, 2013
- Pentagon officials followed up today on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's statement yesterday that the United States is looking at arming the Syrian opposition, saying it is important to refine options as the situation on the ground changes.
May 01, 2013
- Army leaders may not make the best advocates when it comes to convincing Congress and the American people which systems soldiers really need, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said here yesterday.
April 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, here, April 21, 2013.
April 18, 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.
April 06, 2013
- The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to assume the duties from the Peleliu ARG, April 5.
February 27, 2013
- For the first time, the Army has invited Cavalry Scouts from across the nation to showcase their skills and vie for top honors with the Gainey Cup, an inaugural four-day competition kicking off Saturday.
February 12, 2013
- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Feb. 12 that remains recovered from the USS Monitor will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
January 30, 2013
- Women will be able to fill officer and noncommissioned officer positions in the New York Army National Guard's four combat battalions under a proposal announced by the Department of Defense and the Army.
January 18, 2013
- Nearly 6,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen have begun arriving here today to support the 57th Presidential Inauguration, said the commanding general for the District of Columbia National Guard.
November 26, 2012
- A small group of people leave their office and pile into a vehicle.
November 05, 2012
- The Department of Defense remains fully engaged in the ongoing federal disaster response efforts under way in the eastern and northeastern United States as a result of Hurricane Sandy, according to a DOD news release issued today.
October 31, 2012
- The Army is working diligently to prevent war in the future through select Army units, partnered with allies and specific nations around the globe; a strategy it terms "regional alignment."
October 11, 2012
- The commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command/U.S. 2nd Army, spent two days at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for an exploratory visit to the university, Oct. 1-2.
October 03, 2012
- In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, the System of Systems Integration Directorate kicked off a four-week-long network validation exercise, last month.
September 24, 2012
- More than 130 U.S. military members were invited to demonstrate the air and ground capabilities of American forces as they partnered with the South African air force during the 2012 Africa Aerospace and Defense Exposition here, Sept. 22-23.
August 03, 2012
- More than 350 servicemembers with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group participate in a field training exercise here, from July 30 to Aug. 3.
July 18, 2012
- The 3rd Infantry Division combatives team surprised people at the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship, but with a third-place finish, it won't be flying under anyone's radar, head coach and trainer Monte Massey said.
July 02, 2012
- When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American war fighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.
June 21, 2012
- In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, Soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation.
June 10, 2012
- Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and their five-year-old granddaughter, Natalie, shared their first-hand experiences on how the deployment of a military parent can impact children during a USO-hosted book reading.
May 29, 2012
- Partnership meant opposition for some United States Army National Guard and Kuwaiti National Guard troops during an exercise here recently.
May 18, 2012
- The Army's Golden Knights and the Navy's Blue Angels headlined at the 2012 Joint Service Open House here, which ran May 18-20.
May 01, 2012
- The Army's largest ever network field exercise rolled into action today, as more than 4,000 Soldiers began to execute a rigorous scenario designed to measure the performance and operational value of advanced tactical communications equipment.
April 16, 2012
- The mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle has a future in the Army, said service officials, though it won't be part of an "MRAP brigade."
April 05, 2012
- In honor of his legacy and to inspire future generations of Airmen, two contributions were added to the Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger displays at Gunter Annex near here March 26.
March 26, 2012
- The Army G-8 addressed the status of the service's top modernization portfolios, ground combat vehicle, aviation and the network and reiterated the number-one priority would remain Soldier protection.
March 14, 2012
- Good old competition will push people to test themselves on mental, physical and emotional levels. Combine natural competitive instincts with incentives, such as an extended weekend and personal awards, and a super squad competition is born.
March 12, 2012
- Infantry Soldiers in one-station unit training heard directly from the Army chief of staff Friday.
March 04, 2012
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South completed its oversight of construction and turned over a new Afghan Uniformed Police District Headquarters in Injil, in Herat province, March 1.
February 23, 2012
- The Army is preparing to field up to eight brigade combat teams with an advanced, integrated tactical communications network beginning early next year.
February 16, 2012
- Twenty Soldiers are making history today by being the first to graduate from the brand new Stryker Systems Maintainer military occupational specialty.
January 30, 2012
- The Army Reserve, the Army Human Resources Command and the Army National Guard have joined to provide Individual Ready Reserve soldiers and their families a way to connect with the military community.
January 09, 2012
- Ten years of conflict has given rise not only to the world's best body armor and state-of-the-art battlefield technologies, but also a new understanding about ways to prevent eye injuries and treat those who suffer from them.
December 29, 2011
- Soldiers of the U.S. Army Armor School arrived at their new home, Ft. Benning, Ga., to state-of-the-art barracks, dining facilities, headquarters, instructional and maintenance facilities customized especially for them.
December 24, 2011
- Ushering in a new era of logistical support equipment, Marines attached to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward)'s G-4 Licensing section began operator training on the Logistics System Vehicle Replacement 16 Tractor, Dec. 18.
December 23, 2011
- These Marines are trained to lead patrols as point men and sweep for any improvised explosive devices, the enemy's favored weapon. They are also trained in construction and demolitions, making them a versatile force multiplier on the battlefield.
December 22, 2011
- Firebase Saenz has been destroyed. Its defenses have been torn down and its walls have been completely leveled.
December 20, 2011
- The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, flew to Brussels Dec. 8 to celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge on what is referred to as "Nuts Day," complete with tours, parades and awards.
December 20, 2011
- The New York Army National Guard's Honor Guard performed more military funerals in 2011, more than 10,500, than in any time since it was started in 1999.
December 15, 2011
- The Army recognized the M240L 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun among the 2010 Army Greatest Inventions (AGI) during an awards ceremony at the Association of the United States Army Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11.
December 01, 2011
- Picatinny Arsenal recently received kudos from Soldiers by developing six out of 10 2010 Army Greatest Inventions.
December 01, 2011
- "He knows how I'm feeling. And if I were feeling unwell, which could be any number of things: PTSD, TBI or other type of pain, he would proactively do something to help me."
November 23, 2011
- Fort Irwin Soldiers got a chance to help test equipment last week that they may never have imagined they'd see when they joined the Army.
November 16, 2011
- Two Army National Guard units will soon be using a combination of air defense systems to guard the National Capital Region and the nation's leaders.
November 04, 2011
- An Office of Naval Research (ONR) senior leader received the Department of Defense (DoD) Distinguished Civilian Service Award Nov. 4, largely for his success at transitioning programs from science and technology (S&T) into naval acquisition programs.
November 03, 2011
- With the drawdown of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, talented soldiers will need to be retained while Army infrastructure draws down, and the American people and warfighters need to maintain a connection, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said here yesterday.
October 31, 2011
- Night vision sights that allow a Soldier to see in darkness; thermal weapons systems that offer an infrared look at the enemy much like the alien's view in the Predator movie.
October 19, 2011
- In a keynote address, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said improving energy security directly translates into improving our national security.
October 18, 2011
- Saving energy saves lives, and new technologies championed by Defense Department officials already are making a difference at the Pentagon and on the battlefield, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Oct. 18.
September 21, 2011
- The Army Surgeon General's Office released its report yesterday on dismounted complex blast injuries, which more than twice as many service members have suffered annually since the 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan.
August 16, 2011
- A new energy-storing orthopedic device, along with an extensive rehabilitation program, is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again.
August 04, 2011
- A combat engineer company's standard mission on deployment is route clearance. Typically, a route clearance mission consists of patrolling roads in the brigade's area of operations and clearing them.
July 20, 2011
- Soldiers with 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, went through a demanding circuit of training July 15-16, 2011, at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
July 10, 2011
- Surf the crashing waves along Pismo Beach in Santa Maria, Calif., skateboard the boardwalk, and take pictures as the sun sets below the horizon . or join the military and deploy to Afghanistan.
July 08, 2011
- A 9th Engineer Support Battalion Marine was combat meritoriously promoted at Camp Hansen June 29 for actions performed during a recent deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
June 20, 2011
- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. James Lentz planned to spend Father's Day morning, June 19, 2011, sleeping in before spending the day with his wife JoAnne and four young kids.
June 12, 2011
- For two Marines attached to Marine Embedded Training Team 2-8, Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-7, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan the morning of Sept. 8, 2009 started simple enough.
June 06, 2011
- The Kansas National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery lit up the sky with rockets during an Open House and Live-Fire exercise May 21, 2011, at the firing range on Fort Riley, Kan.
May 21, 2011
- The newly commissioned officers of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2011 should strive to be soldiers as well as statesmen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the academy's commencement here today.
May 15, 2011
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he had doubts about intelligence leading up to the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that killed 9/11-attack mastermind and al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
May 14, 2011
- With his retirement nearly at hand, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is taking time to visit entry-level training facilities for military services all over the country.
April 28, 2011
- Tracking insurgents might not be part of daily life for most on Capitol Hill, but for one group of congressional staffers last week, it was all in a day's work.
March 18, 2011
- Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was confirmed by the Senate March 16, for assignment as the next chief of staff of the Army.
March 18, 2011
- It's up to Iraq now to be successful in their own future, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.
March 07, 2011
- The Army is preparing to conduct several Limited User Tests simultaneously at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., for key programs of record.
March 01, 2011
- The Army's 14th sergeant major of Army was sworn in during a March 1 standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon.
February 25, 2011
- Nearly 200 Marines recently got a glimpse of how the remainder of their military careers would likely look.
February 25, 2011
- From the quiet streets of Indiana, to the hectic pace of Marine Corps life, Lance Cpl. Jonathon Rockey managed to make it a smooth transition in joining his family business of serving his country.
February 03, 2011
- Indiana National Guardsmen are just beginning to draw down their forces after more than 1,000 soldiers and airmen responded to severe weather across the state this week
February 01, 2011
- The soldier's ink-stained, dirt-caked hands grasped his body armor and helmet as he prepared to depart the dimly lit plywood building on top of Observation Post Mustang.
January 28, 2011
- Under the beaming rays of the morning sun Jan. 24, Soldiers with Combined Task Force Lightning rehearsed reacting to enemy contact while on a dismounted foot patrol.
January 27, 2011
- Unique training at Fort Sill has been focusing on the intangible. The subject material: electronic warfare. It's not something Soldiers can touch, taste or see, but it's ever present and an asset when respected.
January 27, 2011
- The Department of the Army today released its Fiscal Year 2011 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle strategy, defining how the Army will modernize and sustain its tactical wheeled vehicle fleets through Fiscal Year 2025.
January 22, 2011
- Since October, approximately 15 ordnance Marines with Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) have repaired and returned more than 500 weapon systems to coalition units operating in Helmand province.
January 20, 2011
- U.S. Transportation Command and its people got top billing this week during a History Channel premier that examined their task of packing and shipping every single item the U.S. military needs to keep operating.
January 12, 2011
- In response to the winter storm blanketing most of the Southeast, 337 National Guard members were on state active duty Jan. 11 to support relief operations.
January 11, 2011
- Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army, joined several hundred supporters at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, today, to welcome home the Rest and Recuperation flight of the one millionth servicemember.
January 10, 2011
- As a winter storm rolls through the southern United States, some governors have placed their National Guard on state active duty.
December 23, 2010
- Christmas came early last night as more than 300 servicemembers arrived here on special flights from deployments to get them home in time for the holidays.
December 22, 2010
- For the second time since terrorists ruthlessly attacked our homeland on September 11, 2001, the Marines of 1st Battalion have left behind their civilian jobs, their college textbooks, beloved family members to again answer the call of a grateful nation.
December 22, 2010
- Marines and sailors from Motor Transport Company B (Reinforced), Combat Logistics Battalion 3 provided tactical logistics support to the Marines of 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force, du
December 15, 2010
- The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Iraqi Security Forces, and the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 2, opening the new Zurbatiyah Point of Entry (ZPOE) force housing facility.
December 15, 2010
- Sand and smoke filled the air as explosives specialists from the 8th Iraqi Army conducted a joint demolition with Soldiers from the 75th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company to dispose of a stockpile of munitions.
December 14, 2010
- Phase II of "Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications" (CSDA) kicked off Dec. 8, with a field exercise in which Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF) tested smart-phone technology.
December 03, 2010
- Five four-man teams from several units across Okinawa came to Camp Hansen Nov. 19 to test their strength, stamina and determination at this year's Combathlon.
December 02, 2010
- Inside a one-story building undergoing renovations at the far side of the commissary parking lot here, families of fallen soldiers are getting the support and services they need and reassurance that the Army won't forget them or their sacrifices.
November 23, 2010
- An invention developed by Team Picatinny was recently named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009.
November 01, 2010
- The sun hasn't risen yet as an Explosive Detector Dog (EDD) team of American K-9 Detection Services (AMK9) prepares to lead a dismounted patrol through Panjwai'i District in Kandahar province Oct. 8.
October 28, 2010
- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will double in size by 2017, said its commander, compared to what it was before the war on terror.
October 12, 2010
- "My name is 1st Sgt. LaFountain and I am absolutely humbled to be in your presence. I know of all the great things that you have done in the past, the legacy of the (Marine rifleman).
October 08, 2010
- Adm. John C. Harvey presented his opening night speech Oct. 4, 2010 at the Expeditionary Warfare Conference illustrating how America's expeditionary forces could be crippled without adequate Mine Countermeasures support.
October 01, 2010
- When Marines operate in enemy controlled territory, keeping established supply lines open can quickly become impractical.
October 01, 2010
- As part of the president's "Educate to Innovate" initiative, National Guard officials debuted The Energy Lab -- a mobile classroom featuring interactive learning tools focusing on the science and technology behind alternative energy sources.
September 28, 2010
- Military spouses stepped into their husbands' shoes for a day during 1st Armored Division's Combat Spouses Day at the Rheinblick Outdoor Recreation Complex Sept. 22, 2010.
September 27, 2010
- Leading patrols and sniffing out improvised explosive devices may seem like a game for Cpl. Twister, but what she doesn't know, is that this "game" is saving the lives of many Marines.
September 24, 2010
- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will showcase its latest expeditionary equipment at the 2010 Modern Day Marine Exposition scheduled Sept. 28-30 at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.
September 22, 2010
- After a full day of work, many people want nothing more than to relax and unwind. Getting in a good, competitive workout could be low on their list of priorities, even lower for those who have already spent the day testing their body's limits.
September 17, 2010
- Prepositioning ship USNS Soderman (T-AKR 317) received more than 2,000 pieces of equipment over a ten-day period aboard Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Charleston Sept. 7 through Sept. 17.
September 14, 2010
- The Army is now reaping benefits in Iraq and Afghanistan from two decades of digitization, said the general who in May assumed the reins of the Army G-3/5/7.
September 13, 2010
- A Soldier who bounded forward to recover wounded during an ambush in Afghanistan will be the Army's first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam conflict.
September 10, 2010
- A pair of siblings boasts a combined 35 years of military service, more than five of which have been spent in a combat zone. Army Capt. Tanya Rosa and Army 1st Sgt. Greg Harvey are carrying on a family tradition of military service.
September 10, 2010
- Airmen took home more than half of the trophies presented at this year's Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services Awards ceremony Aug. 27 in Chicago.
September 08, 2010
- The first brigade of Soldiers to deploy exclusively in support of Operation New Dawn has arrived in southern Iraq.
September 07, 2010
- Three Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 206th Military Police Company will be featured on a special edition of the Comedy Central Show "The Colbert Report" which is set to air Sept. 8.
September 03, 2010
- From the minute the recruits of Company K stood on the yellow footprints to when they eventually end their service to their country, they will constantly be transitioning from easy to harder missions.
August 25, 2010
- The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade.
August 16, 2010
- China has made some progress, but not enough, in military transparency, and the Chinese decision to suspend military-to-military contacts with the United States is acting against the interests of both countries.
July 30, 2010
- Memorial Day is a time for remembrance; it'll certainly be a day one Airman here will never forget.
July 26, 2010
- Though the battle in Regional Command-East in Afghanistan is more difficult than expected, U.S., NATO and Afghan forces are making progress there, Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell said here yesterday.
July 22, 2010
- Approximately 170 professionals at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, use complex systems and produce information to arm warfighters with the knowledge needed to safely perform their duty.
July 20, 2010
- By 8:30 a.m., it is 98 degrees Fahrenheit under the tarpaulin. A group of eager Iraqi Army soldiers huddle around Sgt. Jasen Sumner as he explains how to conduct preventive maintenance checks and services on the track pads of the M1A1 Main Battle Tank.
July 09, 2010
- Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Butler is a former Marine who's now serving here as an instructor with the Texas Air National Guard.
July 08, 2010
- A training program is equipping Defense Department civilian employees with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully deploy in support of humanitarian, reconstruction and combat-support military missions across the globe.
July 08, 2010
- Hundreds of Soldiers will leave their units in Iraq and return home early over the next two months to help meet the president's mandated troop strength of 50,000 in the country by Sept. 1.
July 07, 2010
- Several active duty security forces members now have a better idea what the "Total Force" concept is after learning valuable combat skills from Guard instructors.
July 04, 2010
- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, presided over a naturalization ceremony in Al Faw Palace here today in honor of 156 servicemembers who earned their U.S. citizenship through service to the nation.
July 04, 2010
- As Americans back home celebrated with fireworks and festivities, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, opted to spend their Fourth of July holiday in Iraq, thanking U.S. troops for the service and sacrifice.
June 23, 2010
- Retired Gen. Donn A. Starry is considered to be the architect of the 1980s' Air-Land Battle Doctrine, which transformed how the Army fights conventional wars.
June 18, 2010
- Army Sgt. 1st Class Roland Lueras left for a year-long deployment to Iraq on Father's Day last year, missing his family's usual gift-giving celebrations.
June 18, 2010
- 26th Marine Expeditionary Marines wrapped up Realistic Urban Training, a three-week exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., June 18.
June 15, 2010
- The Army christened the new Ground Soldier System June 14 with a name that honors World War II Medal of Honor recipient Col. Robert B. Nett.
June 14, 2010
- U.S. and Canadian servicemembers are working side by side in defense of North America and fighting side by side in defense of freedom in Afghanistan. Now officials want to expand that cooperation to the cyberworld.
June 08, 2010
- Michigan Army National Guard Spc. Anna Jonkman, 22, says she has a keen sense of cultural awareness. To her, it is a natural instinct she applies daily while escorting Iraqis to work here.
May 30, 2010
- The role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continues to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn later this year, and the majority of efforts will be re-focused on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi Security Forces.
May 25, 2010
- Coming together on a sunny day, Marines, sailors and family members with Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 2nd Marine Logistics Group put the stress of work aside to relax with their families during a family day aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 20, 2010.
May 20, 2010
- Air Force officials here directed an immediate service-wide inspection, recall and reporting of defective advanced combat helmets May 19.
May 19, 2010
- Army medical personnel are making progress across a broad range of issues affecting health care for Soldiers and their families, according to the Army's top medical officer.
May 18, 2010
- The Army recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets that were issued to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of a Department of Justice investigation as well as independent tests that show the helmets do not meet Army standards, officials confirme
May 18, 2010
- Combat Center personnel embraced the spirit of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which lasts all of May, by celebrating its own diversity during a cultural presentation in a Combat Center classroom May 12.
May 17, 2010
- Members of the 200th Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer Squadron have arrived here to draw down the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron from Iraq.
May 17, 2010
- An Army medic's heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan led to his recognition with the U.S. military's second-highest decoration for valor.
May 15, 2010
- Oregon National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Matthew Zedwick knows what it's like to be a real american soldier.
May 13, 2010
- As American military members and their coalition partners fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, medics from these same countries work in collaboration to treat their battlefield wounds in theater hospitals.
April 28, 2010
- Marines and sailors from a variety of military occupational specialties stepped out of their normal routines April 23-25, to contribute to the XO's Road Show.
April 22, 2010
- Using ground-source heat pumps, the installation staff has cut their natural gas requirement in half.
April 19, 2010
- Marines and Sailors with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, established a new patrol base in the area of Laki, Garmsir District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 30.
April 15, 2010
- Members of the 4th Marine Logistics Group, 4th Atlanta Support Battalion, Charlie Company here are moving shipments of mine-resistant, ambush-protected, all-terrain vehicles overseas to a number of remote locations.
April 11, 2010
- The Marines don't just let anybody fire high explosive rockets intended on destroying enemy bunkers and penetrating armor. But with the training Weapon's Platoon received in the desolate landscape of this east-African country.
April 07, 2010
- The Army is now 35 percent complete in its effort to move equipment and materiel out of Iraq as part of the U.S. withdrawal from that country.
April 06, 2010
- Suppressing a beachhead with heavy firepower before landing Marines to fight the enemy seems very unlikely nowadays, but that doesn't mean the Marines won't be ready if ever faced with the situation.
April 02, 2010
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled here yesterday to personally present U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
March 31, 2010
- About 400 disabled veterans here for the 24th annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic -- including about 150 veterans of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan -- aren't anticipating pulling April Fools pranks tomorrow.
March 25, 2010
- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged senators today to quickly approve a $37.5 billion supplemental budget request to fund ongoing operations.
March 16, 2010
- The U.S. Army's Feb. 25 release of a formal Request for Proposal, or RFP, to industry marks a significant step forward in the effort to build a first-of-its-kind, highly versatile Ground Combat Vehicle, more commonly referred to as the GCV.
March 16, 2010
- The Army Test and Evaluation Command has been deploying teams to the Iraq and Afghanistan theater to assess new systems under combat conditions.
March 12, 2010
- Because one-third as many soldiers are killed in vehicle accidents as in combat, researchers are developing a training simulator that creates environments mirroring the challenges servicemembers face behind the wheel.
March 09, 2010
- A white-painted blast wall standing in front of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry, headquarters here bearing the names of 22 fallen soldiers was a sobering reminder to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates of the cost of the war.
March 05, 2010
- Two Missouri Air National Guard C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with 47 crewmembers are en route March 5, to aid earthquake-ravaged Chile.
March 03, 2010
- Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st and 3rd Combat Engineer Battalions and 11th Marine Regiment participated in an excavator course to receive their licenses at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 23-26.
February 26, 2010
- The Combat Center opened its newest training venue here Feb. 18 when the Tactical Training Exercise Control Group ran one of the very first units through Op Barma in an effort to prepare Marines and sailors.
February 25, 2010
- Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, joined USO volunteers here Feb. 23 in putting together care packages for the families of 3,000 Florida National Guard servicemembers who will deploy in the coming weeks.
February 14, 2010
- Operation Moshtarak, the Afghan-led initiative to assert government authority in the center of Afghanistan's Helmand province, completed its first day of clearing operations yesterday, military officials reported.
February 13, 2010
- The alliance between the United States and Australia goes back to 1908 and has strengthened through shared sacrifices on the battlefields of World War I to actions against al-Qaida in Afghanistan.
February 01, 2010
- A dozen Iraqi women journalists met with Western and U.S. military women journalists to exchange ideas and promote journalism for women in Iraq Jan. 23 at Coalition Operating Base Adder, Iraq.
February 01, 2010
- Charleston Air Force Base Airmen made a unique delivery to help Haitian recovery efforts as base officials sent 800 pounds of cash to the U.S. Embassy in Haiti Jan. 22.
January 27, 2010
- Born a 1950s baby boomer, I grew up during the Cold War with the threat of nuclear holocaust looming on the horizon. As a little girl, I had dreams in which Russian troops swarmed over the hill in our back yard.
January 25, 2010
- The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to the Army's 1st Armored Division in a Jan. 23 ceremony here that marked the end of the Marine Corps' mission in Iraq.
January 23, 2010
- Over the past six years, thousands of Marines deployed to Al Anbar province, Iraq, the largest and once most volatile province in the country.
January 22, 2010
- Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the Training and Doctrine's deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, spent some time at Fort Knox last week for a conference on reception battalions.
January 21, 2010
- Current and potential U.S. adversaries seek to employ asymmetrical weapons, such as improvised explosive devices and cyber warfare, as a means to confront U.S. military superiority in conventional conflict, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III sai
January 21, 2010
- On the final day of the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference last week, delegates broke from their individual working groups and voted on their top five issues, three of which involve services for wounded or ill warriors.
January 18, 2010
- Viewers get an inside look at the coordinated effort of providing security for a base in Iraq.
January 14, 2010
- As time for their pre-mission brief drew near, route-clearance crews here began to gather around Army 1st Lt. Chris Johnson, their platoon leader.
January 12, 2010
- Army 2nd Lt. Sophie Hilaire does not particularly fit the general image of an explosive ordnance disposal warrior.
January 04, 2010
- The Air Force and Naval academy football teams triumphed in their respective bowl games Jan. 2, shining a spotlight on the servicemember-athletes comprising the rosters and the armed forces they represent.
January 01, 2010
- The new year brought a new command to Iraq as Multinational Forces Iraq furled its colors, replaced by U.S. Forces Iraq during a ceremony at the al-Faw Palace in Baghdad.
December 30, 2009
- The Army recently completed networked operational tests of the first pairing of its developmental Common Controller device with equipment now used by Soldiers in theater from the Land Warrior effort.
December 23, 2009
- U.S. Army Col. Timothy J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi docked with the International Space Station at 5:48 p.m. EST Tuesday.
December 22, 2009
- Two battalions of Navy Seabees will deploy to Afghanistan in coming months as part of the 30,000 additional U.S. forces deploying to the region.
December 20, 2009
- Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said his trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq has given him an opportunity to assess changes in strategy and meet the men and women who will carry out that strategy.
December 18, 2009
- Three days after Christmas in 1909, the Army authorized an assistant whose sole purpose would be to allow chaplains to focus on ministering to the spiritual needs of Soldiers and their families throughout the world.
December 17, 2009
- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited Patrol Base Jaker here today to tour the base and the Nawa district center and spend time with Marines and sailors assigned here.
December 16, 2009
- The pre-mission brief concluded, combat engineer Army Sgt. Darrin Lewno called together the assembled route-clearance crew, all members of the 211th Engineer Company of the South Dakota Army National Guard.
December 14, 2009
- U.S. soldiers, family members and friends have brought the gift of sight to an Iraqi baby born blind with congenital cataracts.
December 04, 2009
- The Army's chief of staff stepped back in history Thursday evening to Christmas Eve in Belgium 65 years ago by reading one of the most inspirational letters written by a commander to his troops.
December 01, 2009
- Composed of Airmen from 60 different Air Force specialties, the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron force protection unit here aids in defending the base against hostile actions inside the wire.
November 19, 2009
- Retired Col. Lewis L. Millett, who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading what was reportedly the last major American bayonet charge, died Nov 14.
November 10, 2009
- It's 2 a.m., and the intelligence electronic warfare maintenance section of the 1st Armored Division's 4th Brigade here is ready to spark into action.
November 08, 2009
- Scientists at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center are researching armored vehicles made with built-in sensors that automatically report when they are damaged.
November 06, 2009
- When he joined the Navy 15 years ago, Cmdr. Trent Kalp probably expected to serve six-month deployments to the middle of the ocean during his career.
November 05, 2009
- When the National Training Center opened here in 1981, it presented the most realistic training environment imaginable to prepare troops for a potential large-scale, tank-on-tank confrontation with the Soviet Union in Germany's Fulda Gap.
November 04, 2009
- When severe drought, earthquakes and numerous other natural disasters strike, more times than not it's a Marine Expeditionary Unit that is first on scene to provide a helping hand.
November 04, 2009
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will travel to the factory line of the newest version of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle next week to personally thank the workers for their efforts to speed delivery of the vehicles to warfighters.
November 03, 2009
- Like protective equipment issued to troops downrange, the H1N1 flu vaccine is a measure the Defense Department is taking to safeguard U.S. military forces, a defense official said Nov. 3.
October 28, 2009
- Since 2002, Program Executive Office Soldier, better known simply as PEO Soldier, has been the Army's dedicated organization in developing, enhancing and fielding soldier capabilities.
October 26, 2009
- The first mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles designated for southern Afghanistan arrived here, Oct. 22 by air transport.
October 23, 2009
- Soldiers carry a heavy load, with basic body armor alone weighing about 45 pounds, not to mention firearms, ammunition, radio equipment, food and other tools they may need for a mission.
October 22, 2009
- The command's flag was unfurled and its leaders' new roles highlighted during an activation ceremony in the courtyard behind the Ridgway Hall headquarters building.
October 21, 2009
- In a room of 20 military spouses, about 15 raised their hands as Chaplain (Capt.) Josh Metz asked, "Who's gone through a deployment before?"
October 21, 2009
- Gen. George W. Casey Jr. got an aerial peek at the massive expansion effort under way for the Maneuver Center of Excellence and observed urban combat training on Sand Hill.
October 20, 2009
- During a White House ceremony today President Barack Obama praised Vietnam veterans of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment for their heroism in rescuing Soldiers from another unit trapped near the Cambodian border.
October 15, 2009
- The Army is poised to introduce a plate-carrier vest to provide Soldiers more lightweight gear in the challenging operational environments of Afghanistan.
October 13, 2009
- The commander of Air Combat Command visited Fort Hood in early October to visit the Airmen of the 3rd Air Support Operations Group here who provide tactical air support for Fort Hood's ground troops.
October 06, 2009
- The Army must structure itself to face a future of persistent conflict as it takes on a long-term ideological struggle against terrorism and militant extremists, the service's top officer said today.
September 23, 2009
- A deliberative approach is best for everyone as President Barack Obama and his national security team grapple with the way forward in Afghanistan, the Pentagon spokesman said today.
September 23, 2009
- Some active-duty Airmen deployed supporting the war on terrorism may get to go home 30 days early, which may have them home in time for the holiday season.
September 22, 2009
- More than 2,500 Pennsylvania National Guardsmen have been called up to support the international G-20 Summit, an economic summit being held here Sept. 24 and 25.
September 10, 2009
- Marine Sgt. Tikonblah Dargbeh is like the tens of thousands of other troops who have served in Iraq as a U.S. military member, save for one major distinction: until today, Dargbeh was not American.
September 04, 2009
- Members of the 86th Munitions Squadron here recently upgraded their AGM-65 Maverick H-and-K-model missile systems as part of the Air Force effort to modernize its air and space inventories.
August 31, 2009
- Military working dogs have come a long way since the days of ancient Persia and Assyria, where they donned armor, spiked collars and warned of impending attack or charged on the enemy's cavalry.
August 13, 2009
- As an 8-year-old boy sitting on the roof of a friend's house in war-torn Haiti in 1994, Claudy Bellanger saw a sight that captivated his attention: helicopters speeding past carrying American soldiers.
August 13, 2009
- U.S. soldiers who attended a recent graduation of Iraqi police say they are pleased with their improvements and that training them has been mutually beneficial.
August 11, 2009
- One of the soldiers in the opening scene of "GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra," wasn't able to see the film's debut last week.
August 06, 2009
- As U.S. forces fight insurgents in the southern and eastern regions of Afghanistan, officials are working to protect them with new technology, equipment and vehicles.
August 05, 2009
- Women have actively supported the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War. By providing medical care to wounded soldiers and support to their militia men, women introduced themselves as an asset to protecting the nation.
August 03, 2009
- Army Sgt. 1st Class Debra Tanacea was eager to begin her first deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
July 23, 2009
- Prior to any deployment, Soldiers learn the ins and outs of every piece of their equipment and gear they have before they deploy.
July 17, 2009
- The South Carolina National Guard recently dropped 32 armored personnel carriers and M-113 track vehicles into the Atlantic Ocean -- and it wasn't by accident.
July 14, 2009
- Soldiers are saving the world against alien attacks -- or at least they are helping in the new movie "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."
July 14, 2009
- Three division headquarters and eight brigade combat teams have been scheduled to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in the next rotation beginning this fall.
July 09, 2009
- From the use of newspapers and pamphlets to stoke the American Revolution to embedded journalists in the War in Iraq, the media has played a major role in every American conflict.
July 07, 2009
- With hurricane season in full stride, Marines and families here should feel a little more at ease knowing II Marine Expeditionary Force has taken the proper precautions to prepare for the disastrous winds and heavy rains a hurricane could bring.
July 07, 2009
- After a 10 hour bumpy, dusty drive through the desert, the United States Marine Corps has now secured the southernmost point of operations in Helmand province.
July 03, 2009
- During a visit to the Pentagon June 26, business executives heard firsthand from the commandant concerns over the growing "regional instability" in Korea.
June 30, 2009
- A former commanding general of the Washington, D.C., National Guard who was killed June 22 in a subway accident along with his wife was remembered in a June 29 ceremony celebrating his life and accomplishments.
June 22, 2009
- Iraqi troops in northeastern Baghdad have a new weapon in their arsenal, thanks to U.S. soldiers here.
June 15, 2009
- Just a short bus trip from work and in a well-secured area here, soldiers of 1st Armored Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team can be seen on any given day shopping in the Iraqi-based industrial zone.
June 12, 2009
- Snow, rain and wind do not prevent Marines from doing what Marines do. The same determination applies as the hottest days of the year quickly approach Southern California.
June 10, 2009
- The nation's top military officer told Congress yesterday the fiscal 2010 defense budget request puts money where it's needed: to recruit and retain the quality troops and their families who form the foundation of the all-volunteer force.
June 03, 2009
- Having been part of their tightly knit community all her life, Teresa Vance always has had an interest in military families.
May 19, 2009
- About 30 soldiers from the Virginia National Guard's 1033rd Engineer Company left their home armory here yesterday for West Virginia, where they are scheduled to assist with the state's flood recovery operations.
May 11, 2009
- Eighty-six soldiers and civilians stationed here "joined" efforts with Minnesota National Guard soldiers in Minnesota to participate in the 12th Annual Bataan Memorial March yesterday.
May 08, 2009
- During his last stop on a whirlwind two-day visit through Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates brought encouragement and assurance of support to 10th Mountain Division soldiers who have been deployed here since January.
May 07, 2009
- Soldiers and medics can recognize physical combat injuries and external wounds easily, but it is much more difficult to spot and treat mental wounds.
April 21, 2009
- Almost 400 Massachusetts National Guardsmen were called up to support yesterday's 113th running of the Boston Marathon.
April 06, 2009
- Servicemembers at war can be confronted with traumatic, sometimes shocking, events that can cause long-lasting emotional and psychological wounds.
March 27, 2009
- The Marine Corps' first expeditionary fighting vehicles -- 17-passenger armored vehicles -- are slated to be delivered to the Marine Corps for testing in May 2010, the vehicle's program manager said.
March 25, 2009
- Rain and melting snow continue to increase flooding in five states across the northern United States today.
March 19, 2009
- The federal economic stimulus package will provide $621 million to build a new military hospital at Fort Hood, Texas, President Barack Obama said today.
February 23, 2009
- Two years is much too long to determine service disabilities, especially when the injuries obviously qualify a servicemember for full benefits and compensation, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
February 20, 2009
- Virtual humans, autonomous robots and self-healing armor are just a few research areas that may advance warfighting and provide unprecedented advantages over U.S. adversaries.
February 20, 2009
- The U.S. military fielded its 10,000th mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle in Iraq today during a ceremony on Camp Liberty, just 22 months after it was introduced into the theater of operations.
January 30, 2009
- Soldiers should have full confidence in the quality of a particular series of Army-issued body armor plates that has come under recent scrutiny, Army officials said.
January 29, 2009
- Stephen Cochran was a normal 19-year-old with a dream of making music his life when the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks led him down an unplanned path to the Marine Corps.
January 21, 2009
- Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and military spouses attended the Commander in Chief Ball, Jan. 20, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
January 13, 2009
- Rosa Shaver and her fellow Marines are welcomed to work every morning by more than 2,000 Marine Corps weapon systems to include M-16 and M4 rifles, M9 pistols, M249 Squad Automatic Weapons, 240G medium machine guns, .50 caliber Browning machine guns.
January 12, 2009
- The Marine Corps is moving toward a different mission in Iraq as it progresses further into the early months of 2009.
December 25, 2008
- 'Twas the night before Christmas, as America still slept, the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing stood combat ready, to protect freedom at a moment's notice.
December 24, 2008
- President George W. Bush telephoned nine deployed servicemembers from each military branch this morning to pass along holiday greetings and thank them for their service.
December 16, 2008
- Massachusetts National Guard members are getting a helping hand today as they continue to assist with recovery operations from a severe winter storm that dropped ice, freezing rain and sleet throughout the region Dec. 11.
December 11, 2008
- For only the second time since 9/11, a U.S. Army National Guard division headquarters will deploy to command active-duty forces in combat.
December 09, 2008
- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met yesterday with Vice President-elect Joe Biden as Gates continues to work to ensure the department's transition between the two administrations is as seamless as possible.
December 08, 2008
- Gen. Martin E. Dempsey assumed command Monday from Gen. William S. Wallace at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters on Fort Monroe.
December 04, 2008
- The Army's vice chief of staff warned researchers Dec. 2 not to let "institutional antibodies" quash ideas and innovations that have the potential to provide Soldiers advantage in the future.
November 21, 2008
- Conventional military wisdom holds that enemies have a vote in combat. But manufacturers of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle have worked to disenfranchise them.
November 17, 2008
- The Army's new Active Protection System, designed to safeguard Soldiers and vehicles from incoming fire, has been named one of the best inventions of 2008 by Time magazine.
November 14, 2008
- As ghostlike Capitol Hill workers scurried through a cold, misty fog early yesterday evening, a nearby group of wounded warriors cosseted in a warm room broke bread and shared stories about far-away lands and future hopes.
November 13, 2008
- Army and industry leaders gathered Thursday to exchange information about the latest advances in small-arms technology.
October 21, 2008
- Retired Col. Robert B. Nett, 86, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and honorary colonel of the Officer Candidate School battalion at Fort Benning, died at his home Oct. 19 after a brief illness.
October 20, 2008
- The Airmen of the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Group Employ The MRAP.
June 13, 2008
- The Army displayed its latest product line of clothing and equipment here today in the Pentagon courtyard.
May 09, 2008
- Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Flowers has served combat deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and understands firsthand what warfighters need to succeed.
March 05, 2008
- As Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno was urging the Army's return to 12-month deployments, an Army brigade here just back from Iraq was getting word that it's time to start training for its next combat rotation.
February 07, 2008
- In a room lit only by sunlight streaming in, a soldier bites through the plastic wrapper of a package of pencils.
January 22, 2008
- Medical evacuation crews from Task Force Marne faced down enemy gunfire to deliver five injured soldiers in Iraq to safety Jan. 18.
January 17, 2008
- Soldiers supporting Operation Phantom Phoenix, a series of division- and brigade-level strikes against al Qaeda and other extremists in Iraq, continue to disrupt terrorist safe havens and bases throughout the country, military officials reported.
August 21, 2007
- As 176th Wing here prepares to move to its new home on nearby Elmendorf Air Force Base, the local haunt for ice cream and burgers blocks away will be just one of the emotional ties that Foster and the rest will have to cut.
October 17, 2006
- The fiscal 2007 National Defense Authorization Act provides more than $530 billion to maintain the military in the shape it must be to win the war on terror.
October 08, 2006
- Iraqi and U.S. soldiers killed about 30 terrorists and detained a high-value target after an attack in Diwaniyah today, U.S. military officials reported.
September 18, 2006
- At its heart is the infantry, armor or Stryker brigade combat team (BCT) of 3,500 to 4,000 Soldiers. The active Army is scheduled to have 42 BCTs and the Guard 28. BCTs are organized the way they fight, self-sufficient and standardized.
September 18, 2006
- The National Guard's domestic equipment levels must be significantly improved, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said. The general used the analogy of a small-town fire department that needs people, training and equipment to fight fires.
September 10, 2006
- During the week leading up to the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Coalition troops and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad continued their efforts to secure the capital city as part of Operation Together Forward.
September 04, 2006
- Earlier this month, the U.S. military deployed several thousand extra combat troops to flashpoint districts in the troubled Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
August 24, 2006
- In separate operations this week throughout Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. forces stopped a terrorist attack against a police station, captured five suspected terrorists, and disarmed seven improvised explosive devices, U.S. military officials reported.
August 17, 2006
- Fifteen thousand Lebanese Army troops are deploying in south Lebanon along the border with Israel. It is the first time in more than three decades that Lebanon's military has begun to control its own border.
August 08, 2006
- The portable, lightweight ventilation system will help reduce heat-related injuries, and will undergo one of year assessments by such Soldiers as drivers, military police and machine gunners.
July 28, 2006
- The top U.S. general in Iraq had hoped to be able to recommend what he called a fairly significant reduction in U.S. troops in the country this year. Instead, Donald Rumsfeld approved the general's request for 3,500 more troops.
July 13, 2006
- Three men scurry around mesquite bushes in the open desert near the United States' border with Mexico at about 10:45 on a mid-June night. The temperature is nearly 100 degrees. Using night vision equipment, a National Guard Soldier tracks their journey.
June 26, 2006
- A lack of transparency about China's military buildup and the intentions behind it has created concern for other nations, says Peter Rodman, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.
June 16, 2006
- About three-quarters of the $94 billion emergency funding bill President Bush signed yesterday is allocated for fighting the war on global terrorism, including more than $40 billion for ongoing operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
April 07, 2006
- National Guard units with critical capabilities deployed to the site of a simulated detonation of a nuclear bomb on April 4. A series of fictional Global News Network broadcasts set the scene for an escalating disaster.
February 17, 2006
- President Bush submitted a request to Congress yesterday for $72.4 billion in supplemental funding to tackle the global war on terror and other ongoing international activities for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
February 05, 2006
- The Iraqi Army has been billed as the U.S. Army's ticket home. As part of the 11-point-five billion dollar effort to build up the new Iraqi Army, the U.S. Military is embedding small teams of American soldiers into Iraqi units to help them develop.
February 02, 2006
- The Army and Marine Corps are pulling out all the stops to ensure deployed troops have the best body armor possible, including ceramic side plates to protect their torsos.
January 13, 2006
- Soldiers may now file claims and receive reimbursement for protective equipment privately purchased between Sept. 11, 2001, and July 31, 2004.
January 12, 2006
- U.S. military members serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous locales will soon receive revamped armored vests that provide more side protection.
January 10, 2006
- The Army will continue to improve body armor issued to soldiers, and will begin manufacturing side-panel inserts to the Interceptor ballistic armor. The 3 pound side panels will be made of the same material as the small-arms protective inserts.
December 30, 2005
- As is usual at this time of year, most news organizations take a look back at what made news in the year just ended. The Army News Service is no different. So what made news for the Army in 2005? Three words: war, hurricanes and elections. Almost.
December 22, 2005
- The U.S. Congress approved a $453.5 billion 2006 defense budget December 22 that includes a measure outlawing the use of torture, or cruel and inhuman treatment of detainees being held by the U.S. military and civilian federal agencies such as the CIA.
December 20, 2005
- About 500 liquid-filled cooling vests are now being tested by Humvee crews in Iraq and Kuwait. The vests are worn under body armor and a hose from each vest is plugged into the Humvee's on-board air-conditioning system.
December 03, 2005
- Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, found two Iraqi civilians bound and gagged in the trunk of a white sedan.
November 08, 2005
- The terrain at Omaha Beach remains as imposing today as it was on June 6, 1944, when the D-Day invasion gave the Allies the momentum necessary to march to victory.
October 31, 2005
- Four U.S. soldiers from Task Force Baghdad were killed today when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Yusufiyah district. Another roadside bomb killed two 29th Brigade Combat Team soldiers while they were on a patrol.
October 04, 2005
- Iraqi troops assigned to a public-order brigade and U.S. Army soldiers fought off more than 40 insurgents in southern Baghdad this morning.
September 28, 2005
- The U.S. military in Iraq is increasingly concerned about roadside bombs that are taking a greater toll on U.S. troops than at any time since dictator Saddam Hussein was toppled in April, 2003.
September 09, 2005
- As the humvee tooled along at about 20 mph through Al Iskandariyah, an agricultural town 30 miles south of Baghdad, a rocket-propelled grenade blasted the driver's side, burning Carranza's body armor and damaging the vehicle's instrument panel.
September 04, 2005
- Nearly 30,000 National Guard troops from across America left their families and their civilian jobs during the week after Hurricane Katrina became the biggest national calamity since terrorists struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
August 09, 2005
- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has criticized the Iranian government, saying it is not stopping the flow of weapons across its border into Iraq. The criticism follows recent reports that Iraqi border guards intercepted shipments of bombs from Iran.
July 27, 2005
- The Army announced its plans for repositioning its forces to accommodate a new modular structure, which includes transferring more than 50,000 soldiers to the United States by the decade's end.
July 18, 2005
- Families of deployed guardsmen and reservists face challenges beyond those of active-duty families, and a strong family support network stands behind them to help through those difficult days
July 05, 2005
- One man was killed and three others detained after they were caught trying to plant improvised explosive devices in northern Iraq July 4, military officials in Baghdad reported.
July 04, 2005
- U.S. military forces spent the Fourth of July holiday weekend hunting down insurgents and stopping deadly bombs attacks throughout Iraq, military officials Baghdad reported.
June 21, 2005
- The Marine Corps is adapting the way it protects its servicemembers against improvised explosive devices. The measures used when Marines returned to Iraq in March 2004 to protect them from IEDs simply are no longer sufficient.
June 19, 2005
- Iraqi soldiers and coalition forces, working together and independently, captured 11 known terrorists in a series of early-morning raids in central and western Baghdad.
June 17, 2005
- Held hostage by terrorists for six weeks, Australian Douglas Wood was rescued by Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Iraqi Army Brigade, while conducting cordon-and-search missions to locate and destroy terrorist cells in the Al Adel neighborhood of Baghdad.
June 06, 2005
- Veterans Affairs Department and Walter Reed Army Medical Center leaders took a step today toward helping severely injured servicemembers transition to civilian jobs.
May 22, 2005
- A debate is raging in the U.S. House of Representatives over a provision in a defense bill that would limit the role of women in direct ground combat. Should women in the U.S. military be allowed to serve in ground combat?
May 12, 2005
- President Bush signed into law on May 11 legislation that provides $82 billion in supplemental funding, most of it to help cover the cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
May 09, 2005
- U.S. forces have launched an offensive in Iraq's al-Anbar province, and report killing dozens of insurgents. Three U.S. Marines have also been killed in the area.
May 05, 2005
- New 5-ton armored gun trucks fielded in Iraq are providing U.S. troops with effective protection against insurgents' improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire.
April 13, 2005
- Land mines, rocket-propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices are taking their toll on deployed U.S. troops' bodies. What's not as easily recognizable is the damage these weapons are doing to servicemembers' brains.
April 06, 2005
- It has been two years since Smith was killed in action, firing a .50-caliber machine gun from atop a broken-down armored personnel carrier in a courtyard where he had been instructed to build a containment facility for detainees near the Baghdad airport.
March 30, 2005
- The White House announced March 29 that President George W. Bush will honor Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith by presenting his family the Medal of Honor on April 4, the second anniversary of his courageous actions during the Battle of Baghdad Airport.
March 28, 2005
- Iraq now as opposed to Iraq two years ago is like night and day, the former commander of one of the units that liberated Baghdad said.
March 22, 2005
- More than 43,000 people showed their support for our nation's armed forces during the final night of the 2005 Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show.
March 16, 2005
- Servicemembers who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan often are awestruck and spellbound when they visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center's physical therapy rehabilitation center here and see other amputees jumping, running, biking, and swimming.
March 15, 2005
- The House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday on legislation to provide $81.3 billion to support U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
February 24, 2005
- President George W. Bush's stop at the airfield was part of a three-day series of meetings with NATO officials and European leaders. Before greeting service members, the president met with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Mainz.
January 29, 2005
- After being shot at while patrolling in the Mosul, Iraq, area, soldiers of the 2nd Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment tracked down and detained six people suspected of being involved in the attack.
December 30, 2004
- The Army will meet its requirement of 8,105 up-armored Humvees by March 2005, has equipped all deployed Soldiers and DoD civilians with Interceptor Body Armor, and has also developed a more flexible system for meeting field commander's equipment needs.
December 28, 2004
- Iraqi citizens continue to help U.S. soldiers rid their country of illegal weapons, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today.
December 15, 2004
- Up-armoring tactical wheeled vehicles continues to be a priority for the Army, officials involved in the effort told reporters today at the Pentagon.
December 11, 2004
- An additional 100 up-armored Humvees per month could soon be heading to Iraq, according to Army officials.
December 08, 2004
- Some soldiers headed for duty in Iraq took the secretary of defense at his word in Kuwait today when he encouraged them to ask him tough questions at a town-hall meeting.
December 07, 2004
- Dressed in black from head to toe and wearing a helmet that allows barely a glimpse of his face, Staff Sgt. Raul Lopez looked like something out of a science fiction thriller.
December 02, 2004
- The stabilization mission in Bosnia is complete and American servicemembers who served in the region can look with pride on their accomplishments. European Union soldiers officially take over the Bosnia mission today.
November 09, 2004
- Artillery rounds pounded insurgent positions in Fallujah, Iraq, through much of the night, and multinational forces have pushed their way through a third of the city.
November 08, 2004
- Iraqi and U.S. forces began their long-awaited assault today against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, in an operation dubbed Al Fajr, the Iraqi word for dawn.
October 21, 2004
- Britain has accepted a U.S. request to move some of its troops in Iraq closer to Baghdad to free up American forces for counter-insurgency operations ahead of Iraqi elections in January.
September 16, 2004
- Orthopedic surgeons here at Brooke Army Medical Center are doing more than restoring limbs for troops wounded in combat. Armed with the latest surgical techniques and technology, they're giving wounded troops the tools to rebuild their lives.
September 16, 2004
- 'I've acquired a target Sir.. Permission to engage!!' It sounds like dialogue taken from a movie or a video game, but with the steady squeeze of the trigger, reality comes crashing down, and a Marine realizes the importance of his daily training.
September 09, 2004
- If the troops can't get to ESPN, then ESPN will go to the troops. "It's our way of honoring the troops," said ESPN spokesman Dan Quinn.
September 07, 2004
- U.S. forces have been battling insurgents in Sadr City, a Baghdad slum where hostilities have frequently erupted. Meanwhile, the number of American military personnel killed in Iraq since the March, 2003 U.S.-led invasion reached 1,000.
September 02, 2004
- Army Staff Sgt. Michele Mitchell's journey here to the Defense Department's only center committed to treating burn victims began in late April, when she was riding in an up-armored Humvee near Baghdad.
July 19, 2004
- On a baseball field in Vermont Aug. 7, a group of National Guardsmen will join forces with families of troops deployed in the war on terror to honor the 11 Vermonters who have paid the ultimate price for freedom.
June 16, 2004
- Troops across Iraq use the resources they have available, and in true Marine fashion, figure out ways to make themselves faster and safer on the battlefield.
May 27, 2004
- The time was December 1944. The United States and its allies were winning the war in Europe. But in a last desperate struggle, the German army launched an offensive in the Ardennes region of Belgium by driving a wedge into American lines.
May 10, 2004
- U.S. aircraft bombed the offices of a radical Shiite leader Monday in southern Iraq. Meanwhile, armed insurgents shot and killed two foreigners working in northern Iraq. U.S. warplanes bombed the Sadr City offices of wanted radical Shiite cleric Moqtada.
May 07, 2004
- From the minutemen of the Revolutionary War to the reservists defending their nation today - U.S. citizens have left their civilian lives behind to enter combat zones.
April 21, 2004
- Liquid armor for Kevlar vests is one of the newest technologies being developed at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to save Soldiers' lives.
April 19, 2004
- U.S., coalition and Iraqi officials have agreed ''to implement a full and unbroken cease-fire'' in the city of Fallujah. The agreement, Senor told reporters at a press briefing, was reached over a series of meetings over the past several days.
April 19, 2004
- arms, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades have been collected for destruction by the 1st Cavalry Division in a program that exchanges money for weapons and information.
April 15, 2004
- About 20,000 soldiers now in Iraq and Kuwait will serve at least 90 days past their originally scheduled tours of duty
April 12, 2004
- Because of the steadfastness and diligence of a World War II veteran, the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division received a long overdue Presidential Unit Citation.
April 10, 2004
- More than 60 anti-coalition insurgents have been captured over the past few days, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said. Most are Iraqis, but the detainees include people holding passports from Egypt, Syria and Sudan, he added.
April 09, 2004
- Coalition forces today unilaterally suspended offensive operations in Fallujah, Iraq, at the request of the Iraqi Governing Council, officials in Baghdad reported.
April 08, 2004
- U.S. forces will remain in Iraq as long as necessary to bring peace and stability to Iraq according to the commanding generals of the U.S. Central Command and Task Force 1st Armored Division.
April 07, 2004
- Marines in Fallujah, Iraq, used air support today to break through the wall of a mosque complex that insurgents were using to fire on them, a U.S. Central Command news release reported.
March 31, 2004
- In Iraq, five U.S. soldiers and four American civilians working for the U.S.-led military coalition have been killed in a day of violent attacks Wednesday. The bodies of the American civilians were burned and put on display by a crowd in Fallujah.
March 29, 2004
- In what has become almost a nightly ritual, soldiers from A Troop, 1st Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, lined up their vehicles on a quiet side street in the sleepy town of Abu Ghuraib, Iraq.
March 23, 2004
- One U.S. officer and 17 Greek soldiers were injured last week when more than 1,000 rioters attacked an observation post at the Serbian Church of Saint Uros in Ferizaj/Urosevac.
March 22, 2004
- Violence continues in Iraq, and coalition forces continue their efforts to kill or capture enemies of the coalition and the Iraqi people.
March 17, 2004
- Through the course of liberating Iraq, female Soldiers have conducted air missions, kicked down doors, disarmed mines and shed their own blood. Sixteen female Soldiers have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
March 17, 2004
- As many as 29 people have been killed in a car bomb explosion that heavily damaged a hotel in downtown Baghdad Wednesday night, in what appears to be another in a series of attacks by insurgents against civilians.
March 15, 2004
- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin March 12 to speak to Soldiers of the California National Guard deploying to Iraq.
March 02, 2004
- At least 143 Iraqis were killed in terrorist attacks today in Baghdad and Karbala. Suicide bombers attacked Shiia Muslims as they observed Ashoura, the holiest day in the Shiia calendar.
February 24, 2004
- Protecting an entire military post from enemy attack is a job that military police offices from the 143rd Military Police Company and their Iraqi Civil Defense Corps colleagues take very seriously.
February 19, 2004
- Humvee production in February has ramped up from 25 to 30 vehicles daily at an AM General factory in order to meet the US Army demand in Iraq and Afghanistan.
February 14, 2004
- It is different when a National Guard unit deploys. While the Guard and reserves have been stalwarts in the war of terror, most of the units deployed have been in the combat service and combat service support areas.
February 05, 2004
- Multi-service special operations troops have led the way to victory in overseas campaigns during the war against terrorism.
January 30, 2004
- U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez says the recent capture on the Iran-Iraq border of a courier linked to 9-11 terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed reinforces ongoing assertions that ''al-Qaeda fingerprints'' are visible in Iraq.
January 17, 2004
- A roadside bomb exploded Saturday morning north of Baghdad, killing three U.S. soldiers and two Iraqis. Two other American soldiers were wounded in the ambush.
January 02, 2004
- Coalition forces led by Iraqi Civil Defense Corps personnel and Iraqi police seized a weapons cache and detained 32 people at the Umm al Tabul Mosque.
December 26, 2003
- Four soldiers were killed in operations in Iraq and another was killed in an accident Dec. 24 to 26, coalition officials announced.
December 23, 2003
- For the second time since it started conferring the honor in 1927, Time magazine has selected the American Soldier as its Person of the Year.
December 19, 2003
- Regular Army Soldiers who re-enlist in the Central Command area of responsibility this fiscal year are now eligible for a lump-sum bonus of about $5,000 and the bonus is also retroactive for Soldiers who re-enlisted from Oct. 1 until now.
December 17, 2003
- Defense Department-led effort to quickly deliver new technologies to the warfighter is making life easier -- and, more importantly, safer -- for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
December 01, 2003
- Israeli security forces launched a major overnight raid into the West Bank city of Ramallah, killing at least two Palestinian militants and arresting dozens of others.
November 29, 2003
- Seven Spanish intelligence agents have been killed and one wounded in Iraq in an attack on their convoy on a road south of Baghdad. Saturday's guerilla-style attack occurred on a highway 30 kilometers south of Baghdad.
November 29, 2003
- During the past 24 hours, the 82nd Airborne Division and subordinate units have conducted 19 offensive operations, including 16 raids and three cordon and searches.
November 27, 2003
- Sixty years after one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II, Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and the 2nd Marine Division returned to Tarawa to honor more than 1,000 killed.
November 24, 2003
- Five U.S. soldiers were killed and seven others were injured Nov. 23 when their helicopter crashed near Bagram, Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command officials said.
November 23, 2003
- Baghdad International Airport was closed to all civilian traffic after a DHL cargo aircraft was hit by surface-to-air missiles Nov. 22, coalition officials said during a press conference today in Baghdad, Iraq.
November 20, 2003
- Enemy attacks against the coalition in and around Baghdad have dropped by 70 percent since Operation Iron Hammer began.
November 10, 2003
- Operation Continuing Freedom, Jordan's cultural awareness course for American soldiers, kicked off recently to prepare soldiers for Iraq.
November 10, 2003
- Coalition personnel conducted raids Sunday in and around Baghdad, Iraq, and detained 18 men suspected of taking part in the Oct. 26 Al Rasheed Hotel missile attack, a Pentagon spokesman said.
November 06, 2003
- About 112,000 service members -- including more than 37,000 National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers -- should be headed to Iraq and Kuwait early next year to replace the forces already on the ground.
October 31, 2003
- A scheduling mistake that stranded an Air Force photographer overnight in the Al Rasheed Hotel lobby in Baghdad made him an eyewitness to the rocket attack that killed one soldier and injured 15 others Oct. 26.
October 22, 2003
- ''A very, very detailed'' look at units will be done before an undetermined number of them are told to pack their bags for a year-long deployment in Iraq, said Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
October 17, 2003
- When a rocket-propelled grenade collided with his light armored vehicle, being called a hero and receiving national recognition were the furthest things from Sgt. Michael A. Simmons' mind.
October 14, 2003
- Nine U.S. service members have died since Oct. 9 in seven separate incidents in Iraq, U.S. Central Command officials said.
October 12, 2003
- The first soldiers to return home from Iraq for rest and recuperation leave checked in at Baltimore-Washington International Airport here today to return to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
October 10, 2003
- The Army's new Stryker armored vehicles are headed for their first operational assignment -- service in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
September 26, 2003
- The first 192 troops to return to the states under the Operation Iraqi Freedom ''Rest and Recuperation'' Leave Program arrived at BWI Airport today. While the group was homogenous in their desert camouflage uniforms, their directions were varied.
September 17, 2003
- The first battalion of the new Iraqi army should finish training the first week of October, according to the senior adviser for security sector and defense affairs to the Coalition Provisional Authority for Iraq.
September 03, 2003
- Changes in body armor have reduced the number of American service members dying on the battlefield for about a decade - although it still happens, a majority of combat wounds military doctors treat involve the extremities.
August 21, 2003
- Iraq's Gen. Ali Hassan al- Majid, the infamous ''Chemical Ali,'' has been captured and is in the custody of coalition forces, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.
August 12, 2003
- One U.S. 3rd Armored Cavalry soldier was killed and two were injured today in Iraq when their convoy encountered three improvised bombs, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.
July 20, 2003
- An Iraqi militia is being formed to assist U.S. and coalition forces in rooting out and destroying Saddam loyalists who've been attacking coalition forces and obstructing reconstruction efforts.
July 16, 2003
- An American soldier was killed in an attack on a convoy west of Baghdad today. Three other soldiers were wounded in the attack.
July 07, 2003
- Two Americans died yesterday following attacks and another died as a result of an explosion early this morning. All three were members of the 1st Armored Division and all the attacks took place in Baghdad.
July 05, 2003
- A total of 16 soldiers were wounded in a mortar attack against a logistics post near Balad, Iraq, July 3, U.S. Central Command officials said, Saturday.
June 26, 2003
- An Iraqi driver was killed and an unknown number of people wounded in an attack on an Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority vehicle near Baghdad International Airport.
June 10, 2003
- It may not look like the armor used by warriors in the many science fiction films we see, but the Small Arms Protective Inserts did their job my stopping small arms fire that would have certainly wounded and killed Marines in combat.
May 28, 2003
- The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, a joint research collaboration between the Army and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, opened this week. The institute's mission is to develop technologies for advancing soldier protection and survivability.
May 27, 2003
- One U.S. Army soldier was killed and seven injured during a May 27 firefight with hostile forces near Fallujah, according to a U.S. Central Command press release.
May 04, 2003
- The Army's 716th Military Police Battalion, alongside 1st Marine Division Marines and Iraqi police, has been keeping the streets of Iraq safe and secure so those walking on those streets can breathe the breath of freedom without fear.
May 04, 2003
- ''Hey, Mister! Hey, Mister! Hello! Hello!'' These are kids shouting and running alongside Humvees carrying members of Direct Support Team 2 of the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion through Baghdad's streets.
April 17, 2003
- Coalition special operations forces captured Saddam Hussein's half-brother during a raid in Baghdad last night, U.S. Central Command officials said during a briefing from Qatar today.
April 15, 2003
- On a tip from an Iraqi official, Marine with D Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, dashed through sniper fire on the streets of Samarra, Iraq.
April 08, 2003
- Coalition forces targeted ''senior regime officials'' in a strike in the Baghdad suburb of al Mansour April 7, a U.S. Central Command official said during a briefing in Qatar today.
April 05, 2003
- Deafening explosions rocked the Iraqi capital in the early morning hours of Sunday, and artillery fire was reported on the southwestern edge of the city.
April 03, 2003
- Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, defense officials have pointed out the Iraqi regime's policy of consistently ignoring the laws of armed conflict and the Geneva Conventions.
April 02, 2003
- The 3rd Infantry Division (Mech.) engaged in heavy fighting today with the Republican Guard's Medina Division near Karbala, Iraq, and some U.S. elements reportedly advanced to within 25 miles of Baghdad.
March 31, 2003
- The U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division says the Republican Guards have attempted to use women and children as human shields.
March 31, 2003
- The sight of bloodied, bandaged Marines laying on flimsy, green cots in southern Iraq was a disheartening scene, March 27. But the wounded wouldn't let their misfortune get them down.
March 31, 2003
- British artillery and coalition aircraft destroyed a column of Iraqi tanks and armored vehicles early March 27, British Air Marshal Brian Burridge said at a press briefing.
March 27, 2003
- The United States has absolutely no desire to stay in Iraq any longer than necessary, the U.S. military's senior officer told the Arab world today.
March 26, 2003
- Armored columns of the 3rd Infantry Division roared hundreds of kilometers toward Baghdad securing an airfield at Jalibah, exchanging fire outside Al Samawa, and capturing about 250 enemy soldiers.
March 18, 2003
- While the United States grows closer to war with Iraq, elements of the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., sharpen their skills on what was once the battlefield of Operation Desert Storm.
January 16, 2003
- Many people can remember playing with G.I. Joe action figures or Barbie dolls when they were children. Subsequently, many adults find toy collecting an enjoyable hobby that rekindles childhood feelings.
November 27, 2002
- U.S. camps have been targets of hit-and-run attacks from Taliban and al Qaeda sympathizers over the last week. U.S. personnel and also have found arms caches and shut down a drug lab. There were no U.S. casualties.
October 01, 2002
- Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has proven time and again he can't be trusted. And Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took to the podium today to point that out.
July 19, 2002
- A bullet-proof vest that stopped a round from piercing the heart of an Army private was one piece of equipment congressmen were introduced to during a display on Capitol Hill July 16 and 18.
July 18, 2002
- U.S. and coalition troops continue the painstaking process of searching eastern Afghanistan for al Qaeda and Taliban fighters, Combined Joint Task Force 180 officials said July 18.
May 28, 2002
- Members of the West Virginia National Guard and hundreds of others who remembered him as a husband and father, as a soldier and friend, saluted slain Army Guard Sgt. Gene Vance Jr. on Memorial Day weekend.
May 13, 2002
- Seven years after the first U.S. deployment to Bosnia in support of NATO peacekeeping, troops are still working to clear the countryside of landmines.
May 09, 2002
- The Army's new multi-wheeled, armored vehicle, the Stryker, may be lean compared to an Abrams tank, but it's no lightweight. At 38,000 pounds, the Stryker can be airlifted to deploy to hot spots around the globe.