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New lives for old dogs

Prior to the year 2000 when a Military Working Dog was retired from service it was euthanized, but on Sept. 27, 2000, Congress passed "Robby's Law," which allows military dogs to be adopted once they retire.

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient, Special Forces legend dies at 70

Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam prisoner of war and Special Forces legend Sgt. Maj. Jon R. Cavaiani lost his long battle with a bone marrow disorder, July 29, passing away at 70 years old, in Stanford, California.

Fuerzas Comando: Exercise promotes comaraderie, improves regional security

Fuerzas Comando 2014 is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored exercise conducted in Central and South America and the Caribbean since 2004.

Fuerzas Comando: Exercise promotes comaraderie, improves regional security

Fuerzas Comando 2014 is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored exercise conducted in Central and South America and the Caribbean since 2004.

Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected.

Soldiers to get new camo uniform beginning next summer

 The Army has confirmed what Soldiers have been hearing rumors of for months now -- a new camouflage pattern for combat uniforms is on the way with a number of improvements.

Fort Bliss welcomes Maj. Gen. Twitty with change of command ceremony

Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty took over as commanding general for Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division during a historic ceremony on Tuesday at Noel Parade Field.

US Major General killed in Afghanistan identified

US Major General Harold Greene was deputy commander in charge of training Afghan government forces and was killed today visiting some of the men he helped train.

U.S. general killed, other troops wounded in Afghanistan attack, say U.S. officials

An American general was killed Tuesday after a shooter wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at a training facility in Kabul, U.S. officials told CNN's Jim Sciutto.

Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

Sgt. Thomas Block was honored Wednesday night as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be.

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their vis

Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

Gen. Daniel B. Allyn has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

In December 2013, the Army Study Program Management Office published "PTSD - Is Mental Armor Possible?"

Shrinking Army looking to fill its Reserve Component

Whenever unemployment increases, there are always media stories about CEOs and small-business owners desperately seeking workers skilled in high-demand occupations.

El Paso native, Jesse Donacio, plays important role in Navy's RIMPAC Exercise

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Jesse Donacio from El Paso is assigned to the “Kestrels” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137.