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Honoring Gold Star Mothers

Posted September 26, 2014 by

As part of our commitment to never forget those Soldiers who gave all, the Army joins the Nation on Sunday in remembering the strength and sacrifice of its Gold Star Mothers. Since 1936, Congress has set aside the last Sunday in September to recognize the mothers of Service members who have died while defending our…

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Remember Gold Star Mothers, Families

Posted September 26, 2014 by Department of the Army

The term Gold Star Family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by Families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate Family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which…

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It’s a Thin Line for prescription use, misuse, abuse; dispose of unused drugs Sept. 27

Posted September 19, 2014 by Leslie Sweeney

SAN ANTONIO — Nearly one out of 20 Soldiers misuse painkillers, says the website Army Thin Line. The website is part of a campaign designed to educate Soldiers, their friends and Families and the provider community about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Army Thin Line encourages safe and responsible decisions when using…

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U.S. Army celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted September 12, 2014 by Department of the Army

Army.mil Mr. Gonzalo Soanes, mayor of Caguas, explains how his town conducted blackouts to Lt. Col. F. Parra, Maj. Gen. Collins, and Lt. Gen. Andrews, Puerto Rico, November 1941. The U.S. Army recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. America’s diversity is a source of strength, and Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Awareness Month, 2014 Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening Our Professionals

Posted September 5, 2014 by

Our Soldiers, Civilians and Families remain our strength, demonstrating unparalleled skill and professionalism as they support our great Army and defend our Nation. While our commitment to them extends year-round, we call special attention to our ongoing efforts to build individual resiliency skills during the Army’s observance of Suicide Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Enhancing…

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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day — 2014

Posted August 22, 2014 by

The Nation’s Annual Observance of Women’s Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. The roles of women in the Army have changed dramatically since 1775….

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2014 Antiterrorism Awareness Message

Posted August 15, 2014 by

What are the dangers which menace us? If any exist they ought to be ascertained and guarded against. ~ James Monroe, 1st Inaugural Address, March 4, 1817 August marks the Army’s fifth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Each year, we improve our defenses through increased threat awareness and organizational and individual protection measures. Throughout…

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Three things to know during Anti-terrorism Awareness Month

Posted August 8, 2014 by TRADOC

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Each year, the Army sets aside August to raise awareness of its ongoing efforts to protect Soldiers and their Families, Department of the Army Civilians and contractors from terrorist threats. Here are a few things to always keep in mind: The threat is real According to a recent article by the…

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Army signs ‘Shifting Gears’ training partnership with GM, Raytheon

Posted August 1, 2014 by J.D. Leipold

J.D. Leipold The Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program proclamation is displayed after being signed by representatives from the Army, General Motors and Raytheon at a Pentagon ceremony, Tuesday. From left, the signatories are: Lynn Dugal, president of Raytheon intelligence, information and services; Steve Hill, GM North American vice president of U.S. sales and service…

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Odierno: Information, instability travel at similar speeds

Posted July 25, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

ASPEN, Colo. – As the world has become more interconnected and information travels faster than ever before, it also has become more unpredictable and dangerous, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said here last night. “People now understand more about what other people might have, what they might want, how much control they want…

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