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Beaumont holds walk to raise awareness about sexual assault

The lines of battle have been drawn. The U.S. armed forces are waging a war against an enemy within the ranks of the most powerful military in the world. That enemy is sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Let’s Get Dirty: Old Ironsides Mud Challenge

More than 550 individuals came out to get dirty during the second annual Old Ironsides Mud Challenge held Saturday at the Air Assault Obstacle Course and Rappel Tower on West Fort Bliss.

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.

Boston Marathon hero awarded Soldier's Medal

 Many Americans have seen the shaky photos and videos taken when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Boston Marathon hero awarded Soldier's Medal

 Many Americans have seen the shaky photos and videos taken when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Reserve Soldiers augment active-duty drill sergeants

For most Army Reserve Soldiers, drill time is one weekend a month and two weeks a year. For those who are a part of the Reserve Echo Company Mission, drill time means being a drill sergeant two to 10 weeks a year, or more.

U.S. Soldiers conduct unscheduled training with Latvian Army

Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Latvia yesterday, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Latvian Army.

WTB Soldiers partner with emergency services

Retired Staff Sgt. Richard Wilson is grateful for a partnership between the Directorate of Emergency Services and the Warrior Transition Battalion.

Combat aviators host tribute to Holocaust victims, survivors

For more than 70 years, Holocaust victims and their descendants have shared haunting tales of a hidden war – a war of imprisonment, torture and genocide.