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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:

Texas soldier surprises son at school

 A heartwarming story out of Penitas--a five-year-old boy gets the surprise of a lifetime.

MedEvac Soldiers save lives in Colorado floods

Three Army Medicine MedEvac crews from Fort Carson deployed to flood areas this week to assist in evacuation and rescue efforts.

Life-saving bulletproof plate returned to Soldier

When Sgt. Joseph Morrissey stepped out of his vehicle onto a military supply route in Afghanistan, Aug.

Army Chief of Staff takes blunt message to Capitol Hill

The Army's chief of staff told lawmakers if they don't mitigate reductions under the Budget Control Act, 85 percent of brigade combat teams would be ill-prepared for contingency requirements by the end of fiscal year 2014.

Army STARRS study busting myths on suicide

Although researchers are just beginning to analyze data collected from more than 110,000 Soldiers, they have already busted some myths and discovered patterns related to suicide.

First Army officer from operations in Iraq, Afghanistan to receive Medal of Honor

Former Army Capt. William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Oct.

Fort Bliss soldier dies from injuries suffered in Afghanistan

A Fort Bliss soldier died Friday from injuries he suffered while on deployment in Afghanistan. He is identified as Staff Sergeant Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24, who is originally from Fontana, California.

Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission for Army

 September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

Army launches start of 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

 The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium Aug. 28 was a time for reflection on a war that spanned 10 years and cost the country the lives of more than 58,000 young men and women.

General mentors women Soldiers seeking to become Bradley mechanics

For the female Soldiers currently training to earn the 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer military occupationally specialty, Monday was a special day.

American soldier adopts puppy while in Afghanistan

Smoke Pup Barbarian was ready to get out of his crate. Being out of Afghanistan and so close to Donny Eslinger, who used to carry Smoke Pup in his pack, is a thrill for Donny's dad.