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Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable readiness to be maintained, senior leaders told lawmakers.

New undersecretary highlights value of service, sacrifice

As a youngster growing up in a small town in the Midwest, Brad R. Carson recalled talking to other kids about their hometown hero who joined the Army and went off to war in Vietnam and received the Medal of Honor posthumously.

President honors Army public servant for strides in Soldier protection

Ronald Polcawich's first chemistry test in high school was "eye-opening."

Soldier killed in Fort Bliss chopper crash felt "blessed" to fly in helicopters

NewsChannel 9 has confirmed the sergeant killed during a helicopter crash at Fort Bliss is 27-year-old Dwight Burn of the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

1 dead; 3 injured in CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash near Orogrande

The NBC Affiliate in Raleigh, NC is reporting that the helicopter crash outside of Orogrande, NM on Saturday night claimed the life of a Sergeant stati

Combat cooler being developed for Soldiers

Army researchers answered the call for insulated bottled water containers for Soldiers in the field.

DOD removes 20 areas from imminent danger pay list

The Department of Defense has removed 20 areas from its list of locations that qualify for imminent danger pay starting June 1, in a move that is expected to affect approximately 50,000 service members.

'Soldier for Life' website to be new online home for retirees

The Army's "Soldier for Life" website, launched today, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers.

George W. Bush hosting 100K bike ride in TX with wounded veterans

Former President George W. Bush wants to remove the stigma that surrounds some injured veterans. This week, he's hosting a 100-k bike ride in Texas with 20 servicemen and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Celebration of life event marks 10 year anniversary of first Native El Paso woman killed in action

It's been nearly 10 years since El Paso native Sergeant Isela Rubalcava was killed in an attack in Iraq on May 8, 2004.  She was the first woman from the borderland killed in action.

Army honors NFL chief, Walmart exec, two non-profits

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a special Twilight Tattoo to salute four civilians who have helped wounded warriors, supported war fighters, and launched an initiative to hire veterans.

Army wants Soldiers to know ins, outs of using, transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

While the Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits program has been available since 2009, many Soldiers have not taken advantage of this program.

National Guard Soldiers helping after fierce tornado hits Arkansas

The response role for the Arkansas National Guard continued to expand today after a deadly tornado swept through the central Arkansas communities of Mayflower and Vilonia, yesterday.

Army increases in-flight situational awareness for rapid response forces

With help from the Army's new in-flight internet and mission command capability, commanders of Global Response Force units will be able to plan missions in the air, while their Soldiers receive operational updates and watch full-motion vide

Hand grenade instructor saves trainee, himself

The quick, improvised thinking of a hand grenade instructor saved not only his life, but that of a Fort Sill Basic Combat Training Soldier April 14.