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For Teresa Schmitt and her five brothers and sisters, the name of their father on Huntsville's Veterans Memorial is a reminder of the loss they've lived with since they were children.
A group of scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine recently returned from a field study in which they teamed up with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and the Norwegian Army from the Garnisonen i Sør-Varanger in Kirkenes, Norway, to assess the physiological demands of a multi-day winter training exercise.
Senior leaders at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., learned about the Army's Ready and Resilient campaign, and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, during a briefing, March 20, 2013.
Division West's 402nd Field Artillery Brigade and the Directorate of Mobilization and Demobilization recently began implementing the training as part of the 14-day demobilization process for all redeploying Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers.
The Army's Alaska-based North Warfare Training Center has given a competitive edge to its arctic skills course for junior leaders.
Hawaii-based Soldiers of the 9th Mission Support Command traveled thousands of miles to the remote island of American Samoa to assist in providing invaluable dental care to more than 250 American Samoa-based Reserve Soldiers, at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, at Pago Pago, American Samoa, March 22-27, 2013.
In preparation for the challenges of the Security Forces Advise and Assist Team mission, including fewer U.S. Soldiers, more mobile and dispersed operations, the Army is equipping SFAAT brigades such as the 4th and 3rd BCTs of the 10th Mountain Division with Capability Set 13, an on-the-move communications network that stays connected over vast distances, providing information throughout the brigade down to the lowest echelons.
Defense Department officials are looking at the recently signed continuing resolution that funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year to discern how the legislation affects personnel and programs, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said, March 27, 2013.
The Defense Information School held its inaugural induction ceremony for the DINFOS Alumni Hall of Fame, March 14, 2013.
Army Medicine is in the process of realigning its medical readiness divisions to better support the Army Force Generation cycle, and to assist active and Reserve components in improving medical readiness.
Dallas native Spc. Wayne Byers, a Soldier with the 1st Cav. Headquarters, pulled over behind the pickup and began throwing burning bales of hay out of the back March 22 near Van Alstyne, Texas.
The commander of 17th Fires Brigade, Col. Ken Kamper, and Col. Steve Fletcher, the rear provisional commander of the 593rd Sustainment Brigade, met with city of Olympia Mayor, Stephen H. Buxbaum, March 14, 2013, at Olympia's city hall to discuss the importance of relationships and partnership between the city and the Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
More than 70 children, with the help of their parents, took part in the Junior Spur Ride Challenge, hosted by the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Raiders," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry, March 21, 2013, at the F Quad on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
The Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted a 48-hour Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise during their deployment at Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam.
Twenty-one Medal of Honor recipients who put their lives on the line in extraordinary ways and circumstances paid tribute to four citizen-heroes who also went above and beyond for their fellow man.
The 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a Mission Readiness Exercise, March 3-22, 2013, at Hohenfels, Germany, in preparation for its upcoming deployment where they will advise and assist Afghan National Security Forces as they prepare to assume responsibility of their own security at the end of 2014.
Players from the National Football League visited the Soldiers of Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar for a motivational United Service Organization tour, March 18, 2013, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
The relocation of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit onto Camp Zama, Japan, which culminated with a welcome ceremony, held March 26, 2013, marks a "major milestone" in the U.S.-Japan security arrangement, the commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) said.
U.S. Army South engaged with its Colombian army counterparts during bilateral staff talks at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 18-21, 2013, to shape the environment by working closely with and engaging our partners while building partner nation capacity.
Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade, who participated in the 2013 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 17, 2013, marched to remember Soldiers who survived or died in the Philippine Islands at the hands of the Japanese during World War II.