Opening Ceremony 2008 Olympics, Beijing
Bremer Competes in Modern Pentathlon
Images of Capt. Eli Bremer competing in the Modern Pentathlon.
Hancock Wins Gold
Images of U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Hancock wining the gold medal in skeet.
Army Marksman Wins Gold Medal
Images of Army Spc. Glenn Eller winning gold.
Soldier-Athletes Share Olympic Tales with Army Leaders
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2008 – Ten Army Olympians visited the nation’s capital last week to spread the word about soldiers’ involvement in the Beijing Games and to thank senior military leaders for their support.
Team USA Soldier Olympians Visit President
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2008 – Ten Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit visited the White House on Oct. 7.
Military Olympians Visit Pentagon
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2008 – Military Olympians and Paralympians visited the Pentagon today and expressed their gratitude for the Defense Department’s support and partnership.
Air Force Captain Finishes 23rd in Modern Pentathlon
BEIJING, Aug. 26, 2008 – Air Force Capt. Eli Bremer finished 23rd with 5,204 points in the modern pentathlon, which requires participates to shoot air pistols, fence, swim, ride in an equestrian jump event and run all in one day.
Athens Silver Medalist Anti Finishes Ninth
BEIJING, Aug. 19, 2008 - In his fourth and possibly final Olympics, Army World Class Athlete Program Maj. Michael Anti just missed making the final and finished ninth in the 50-meter rifle prone event in Beijing.
Army Coach Consoles Olympian
BEIJING, Aug. 19, 2008 – U.S Army Maj. David Johnson, the Team USA rifle coach, survived another Matt Emmons moment in Beijing, as Emmons reprised his unsuccessful performance in the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Pilot Cheers for Olympian Brother
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2008 – Justin Dumais and his younger brother, Troy, competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics as synchronized divers. This year, Air Force 1st Lt. Justin Dumais is an F-16 student in Arizona and his younger brother is in Beijing competing solo.
Byers Loses in Olympic Greco-Roman Quarterfinals
BEIJING, Aug. 14, 2008 – After being eliminated the quarterfinals of the Olympic Greco-Roman 120-kilogram wrestling tournament, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers vowed to continue his quest for the Olympic medal at the 2012 London Games.
Soldier Sets Two Olympic Records, Wins Gold
BEIJING, Aug. 13, 2008 – U.S. Army Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III, of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, set two Olympic records en route to winning a gold medal in double trap at the Beijing Shooting Range in Beijing. In double trap, competitors fire their 12-gauge shotguns from five adjacent shooting stations.
Soldier Becomes Oldest U.S. Woman Competitor in Games
BEIJING, Aug. 13, 2008 – At age 56, Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Elizabeth “Libby” Callahan became the oldest U.S. woman competitor in Olympic history with a 25th-place finish in the women’s 25-meter pistol shooting event today at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall.
Soldier Wins Gold Medal, Sets Olympic Record
BEIJING, Aug. 12, 2008 - Army Spc. Glenn Eller won the gold medal in double trap shooting at the Summer Olympics here today, setting an Olympic record with a total score of 190. Eller's teammate, Army Spc. Jeff Holguin, finished fourth. Both soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, based at Fort Benning, Ga.
Retired Army Marksman Finishes 21st in Trap
BEIJING, Aug. 12, 2008 – It rained on what might have been four-time Olympian Bret Erickson's final appearance on the world's grandest shotgun shooting stage, literally and figuratively. The retired Army sergeant first class, a former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, competed in the Barcelona, Atlanta and Athens Olympic Games, but finished in a four-way tie for 21st place in the trap event in Beijing Aug. 10.
Olympic Opening Ceremony Celebrates 'One World'
BEIJING, Aug. 12, 2008 – The elaborate opening ceremony of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing featured a display of China's long and distinguished history and culture intertwined with the "One World, One Dream" theme of the 2008 Summer Olympics. The throng representing 596 U.S. athletes, including more than a dozen military Olympians, occupied more than 100 meters of the running track during the march of nations.
Team USA Soldiers Strive for Medals in Beijing
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2008 – While soldiers who have competed so far as part of Team USA in Beijing have fallen short of medal performances, more opportunities are scheduled throughout the upcoming week.
VIDEO - Going for Gold
This year's Olympics will feature more than a dozen military athletes. The Pentagon Channel details what's to come during the Summer Games.
Former Army Shooter Enters U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2008 – Retired Army Lt. Col. Lones W. Wigger Jr., 70, a three-time Olympic military marksman himself, starts a new job with the beginning of the 2008 Olympics as narrator for MSNBC’s Web video coverage of marksmanship competitions in the Summer Games.
Airmen to compete in Olympics
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 4, 2008 – Four Airmen will discover how they measure up with the world as they compete at the 2008 Olympics beginning Aug. 8 in Beijing. One will compete in the modern pentathlon and another in the race walk, while the third will compete in epee fencing and the fourth in trap shooting.
Massachusetts Militia Soldier Was Olympic Pioneer
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2008 - Imagine the Olympic Games without the specter of terrorists, drug tests or gold medals. That was the 1896 Olympics in Greece for a soldier who served in the Massachusetts militia.
Soldiers Prepare to Bolster Team USA at Olympic Games
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 1, 2008 - Sixteen members of the U.S. Army Family will compete, coach or serve as training partners for Team USA at the 29th Olympic Games to be held Aug. 8-24 in Beijing. Among the first-time Olympians on the team is 19-year-old West Point Cadet Stephen Scherer.
Chairman Praises Military Olympians
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2008 – As more than a dozen military athletes head to Beijing for the Summer Olympics, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff lauded their accomplishments and sent his best wishes.
Army Olympians Prepare for Beijing
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2008 – U.S. Army soldiers will take aim at Olympic gold in Beijing, some for the first time. Among the elite athletes returning to the Olympic Games is three-time Olympian Army Staff Sgt. Libby Callahan, a 23-year Army Reserve soldier.
Army Wrestler Earns Greco-Roman Berth in Beijing Olympics
LAS VEGAS, July 23, 2008 – Army Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers secured an Olympic berth by defeating teammate Spc. Timothy Taylor in the Greco-Roman heavyweight finals of the U.S. Olympic team trials for wrestling.
Captain Leads Military Athletes at Track and Field Trials
EUGENE, Ore., July 22, 2008 – U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Eastler led military athletes competing in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team track and field trials by earning his second Olympic berth in the 20-kilometer race walk.
Marksman Soldiers Prepare for Olympics
FORT BENNING, Ga., July 24, 2008 – Six soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit are living out their wildest dreams of competing in the 2008 Olympics.