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Soldiers could impact direction of America -- by voting

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00pm
The 2014 mid-term election season has already started and will continue until Sept. 16, 2014. Although Nov. 4 is election day, mid-September is the deadline for requesting absentee ballots.

Casualty notification process emphasizes dignity, respect

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Casualty notifications have changed in a number of significant ways over recent years, and two chaplains who have been involved in the process explain the demanding duty.

20 military chefs compete for culinary titles, Armed Forces Chef of Year

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00pm
More than 200 military chefs descended upon Fort Lee, Va., March 8, 2014, for the 39th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event, and 20 entered their kitchens March 9, 2014, to compete for bragging rights as the 2014 Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

Eye injuries avoidable with use of eye protection

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00pm
March is National Save Your Vision Month, and the Defense Department wants service members to take care of their eyes by wearing eye protection when performing dangerous work, reducing eye strain and routinely undergoing eye examinations.

'Giant among giants,' Medal of Honor recipient Ehlers laid to rest

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Walter D. Ehlers, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Normandy campaign, was laid to rest March 8, 2014, at Riverside National Cemetery, Calif., in a ceremony attended by family, friends and admirers who came to pay their final respects to a great man.

Army network boosts speed, simplicity during test

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
With drastically reduced startup and shutdown times, a new, easy to use graphical interface and improved troubleshooting tools, the Army's mobile tactical network backbone system recently completed a key test.

Medal of Honor recipient, D-Day veteran Ehlers laid to rest

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Walter D. Ehlers, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Normandy campaign, was laid to rest March 8, 2014, at Riverside National Cemetery, Calif., in a ceremony attended by family, friends and admirers who came to pay their final respects to a great man.

MORE is better when it comes to food rations

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Warfighters in extreme, demanding operational environments need additional sustenance to complete their missions successfully -- they simply need MORE.

Eight Army vets competing on U.S. Paralympic Team

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
An active-duty Soldier and seven Army veterans are competing this week in the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Resilient Soldier in goal for Paralympic Team USA

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Paralympic Program goalie Sgt. Jen Lee was selected for the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that will compete in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

'Armed with Science' pilot episode features defense breakthroughs

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
The Pentagon Channel's pilot episode of Armed with Science is airing at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. (ET), March 10, 2014, and will delve into Army Research Laboratory and Naval Research Laboratory science that shapes the future of defense.

Combatant commanders: National Guard builds global partnerships, proven on battlefield

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 12:00am
The National Guard builds enduring global partnerships and is proven on the battlefield, combatant commanders told Congress March 5, 2014.

Eighth Army trains with South Korean allies during Key Resolve

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army's top operational command on the Korean Peninsula began training with its South Korean allies and joint service counterparts during exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, which collectively run from Feb. 24 to April 18, 2014.

Picatinny scaling up in-house chemicals production to shun higher costs

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:00am
Picatinny scientists and engineers have established a pilot production facility to create the Army's only in-house process for scaling up chemical compounds, a move that could save money by not having to rely on costlier compounds from outside suppliers.

Paralympic Games open in Sochi

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:00am
The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games opened March 7, 2014, with a ceremony called "Breaking the Ice," and Staff Sgt. Jen Lee, backup goalie for the USA sled hockey team, was among athletes there.

Bodybuilding champion serves as Pentagon chaplain assistant

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:00am
Serving as the only chaplain assistant at the Pentagon Chaplain's Office -- responsible for facilitating religious support to 25,000 service members and civilians from all branches of the military -- you wouldn't think Staff Sgt. Denises Veitia would get bored easily. When it came to her physical fitness, though, she felt she needed a new challenge. So, she became a competitive bodybuilder.

Senior leader spouses gain program awareness, enhance camaraderie

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:00am
Dr. Jill Biden invited the spouses of National Guard senior leaders to the vice president's official residence Wednesday and encouraged them to spread the word about programs that support service members.

Baby your brain: Know the signs of TBI, get plenty of rest and keep an eye out for vision problems

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00am
Baby your brain: Know the signs of TBI, get plenty of rest and keep an eye out for vision problems.

Panel addresses Anti-Access/Area Denial at AUSA

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:00am
Anti-Access/Area Denial, or A2AD, sounds like it could be a new football zone defense. But, in fact, A2AD was fleshed out by a five-member panel, including Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Commander, Feb. 27, 2014, at the AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition, in Huntsville's Von Braun Center.

Joint IED defeat capability to endure, at smaller size

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:00am
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization is still relevant and is needed for future conflicts, but its size is expected to shrink significantly, according to its director.