June 22, 2017
Army Bandsman Follows Family Tradition
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
Saxophonist Army Sgt. Charles Moncayo has been with the band for a few years now, first while they were stationed at Fort Wainwright and now at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the 9th Army Band's new home.
June 21, 2017
Army Scientists Hope Space Experiment Unlocks Clues to Bone Healing
FORT DETRICK, Md. —
Scientists at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are hoping to determine how bones heal in microgravity, based on an experiment that launched to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX in February and returned to earth aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft in March.
June 16, 2017
NASA Selects Army Surgeon for Astronaut Training
FORT CARSON, Colo. —
How many lifetimes does it take to become a soldier, pilot, doctor -- and an astronaut?
June 13, 2017
Vietnam Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor in White House Ceremony
President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Spc. 5 James C. McCloughan for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War in a July 31 ceremony at the White House.
Face of Defense: Army Paratrooper Recalls Childhood in Iraq
FORT BRAGG, N.C. —
Army Sgt. Ali Alsaeedy, an Iraq native and a paratrooper assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, is a superb soldier who expresses his gratitude for the opportunity to serve his adopted country. "I cannot put into words how I feel, landing the opportunity during the mid-2000s to becoming a citizen, a soldier deployed to my hometown and a Ranger," he said.
June 2, 2017
U.S., Japanese, South Korean Army Leaders Discuss Security Cooperation
Army Gen. Robert B. Brown, U.S. Army Pacific commander, held a security cooperation meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts ahead of the 2017 Land Forces in the Pacific Symposium.
June 1, 2017
Army's First Muslim Division-Level Chaplain Serves All Faiths
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. —
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Khallid Shabazz, who recently became the Army's first division-level Muslim chaplain and previously served as an enlisted soldier as well as a Christian, employs those experiences in providing evenhanded advice and counsel to all.
May 30, 2017
Virtual Trainer Assists Soldiers’ Readiness in Kosovo
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo —
The Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trailer is being used to train soldiers whether deployed to far-away lands or at home station stateside.
Face of Defense: Former Army Mechanic Becomes Chaplain, Serves Soldiers
JOHNSTON, Iowa —
Army Chaplain (Capt.) Steven De Haan once worked as a military mechanic, but he now serves soldiers in search of spiritual support. De Haan joined the Army in 2001 as a mechanic, and spent 11 years in maintenance. However, he said God had a different plan for him.
May 27, 2017
USMA Creates Soldiers Who Are Best When Times Are Worst, Mattis Says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke at the U.S. Military Academy graduation and commissioning, telling the West Point graduating class of 2017 that it was a great honor to be present at one of the nation’s foundational keystones.