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Reservists, National Guardsmen on standby for resumption of training funds

The Army Reserve and the National Guard say they are on standby to see what happens in Congress, as they wait for the resumption of funding for inactive and active-duty training, or IDT and ADT.

Profile of a hero - Medal of Honor recipient CPT William Swenson

An American hero is being honored for his action in Afghanistan. Former Captain William Swenson will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 10, 2013) -- "My spirit is as strong as ever. I'm still fighting to make the world a better place," said former U.S.

USS Cole bombing anniversary Saturday

Saturday marks the 13-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S.S. Cole.

USS Cole bombing anniversary Saturday

Saturday marks the 13-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S.S. Cole.

World War II Medal of Honor recipient dies at 96 years old

The Army and the nation are mourning the passing of World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Nicholas Oresko, who died Oct. 4. He was 96 years old.

Army suspends travel funds for education courses

Funding of temporary duty has been cancelled during the government shutdown for Soldiers and Army civilians scheduled for professional military education or leader-development courses.

With little fanfare, Afghanistan War drags into 13th year

Monday marks 12 years since the U.S.

Email ballots make it easier for overseas Servicemembers to vote in Texas

Men and women serving overseas may soon have an easier way to make their voices heard at the ballot box here at home.  An email ballot federal voter assistance program is in the works that could affect 50 counties in Texas.

Fort Bliss Commissary reopens after some civilian workers allowed to return to work

Some Fort Bliss civilian workers returned to work Monday.  According to Fort Bliss Public Affairs Officer Major Joe Buccino, the Pay our Military Act allowed some furloughed civilian employees to return to work if they contribute to the &q

80 White Sands Missle Range soldiers return home

Friends and family of over eighty Soldiers filled the White Sands Missile Range Bell Gymnasium on Sunday evening. The soldiers returned from a nine month deployment in Afghanistan.

Soldiers revisit 'Black Hawk Down' battle 20 years later

Twenty years after fighting in the Battle of Mogadishu, Keni Thomas and Jeff Struecker returned to Somalia.

Sam's Club to open doors to military during government shutdown for no fee

While Military Commissaries are closed due to the government shutdown, Sam's Club is allowing all military members with a valid military ID card to shop without a Sam's Club membership.

Secretary of the Army sends letter to Soldiers and civilians regarding the government shutdown

Secretary of the Army John McHugh released the following letter on Tuesday regarding the government shutdown and furloughs.

Information for Soldiers, civilians impacted by government shutdown

These links may be of use for military personnel and civilian employees impacted by a government shutdown. Resources available for financial counseling and/or stress counseling are below: