Kickin’ heads and takin’ names

“Soldiers first” is the mantra for the 2016 All-Army Taekwondo Team. (DoD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Kickin’ heads and takin’ names Kickin' heads and takin' names

Mettle to medal

Ramp up to Warrior Games began in the desert   “I think it’s really cool that they can… [more]

Mettle to medal Mettle to medal

Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen

As a Soldier, Lorimer Rich served his country in World War I. As an architect, he honored his fallen brethren by designing the Tomb of the Unknowns. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen

Clash of the titans

The “Desert Roques” of the 64th Armor Regiment show what it takes to get a shot at the coveted U.S. Army Sullivan Cup. (DOD photos by Pete Ising, DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers)

Clash of the titans Clash of the titans

It’s in their genes

Tropic Lightning’s history and vision fuel key role in Pacific Rebalance. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

It’s in their genes It's in their genes

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Cpl. Ralph Hockley’s Bremen Detention Camp Pass from post-World War II Germany. (Photo courtesy of retired Col. Ralph M. Hockley)
5 May 2016

Witness to history

In his youth, Col. Ralph M. Hockley was a German Jew on the run from the Nazis. Years later, he would return to Germany as an American Soldier, fight in the Korean War and serve as a intelligence agent during the Cold War.

Army Strong Family
14 April 2016

Giving all they can

The McIntyre-Brewer family has remained selfless and resilient in the face of deployments and life-threatening illnesses, advocating for veterans, wounded warriors and sick children.

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24 March 2016

Awarding the Medal of Honor

Army officials work to ensure heroes get the medals and recognition they deserve, even decades later.

Nicole Witmer, now a volunteer ambassador in the Veterans Ambassador Program, speaks with a veteran during the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center's Army Heritage Days in 2014. It was this event that she said inspired her to participate in the program.
10 November 2015

Every Army story is important

USAHEC's Veterans Ambassador Program aims to preserve the past through Soldiers' oral histories.

Sgt. Angelo Gepponi, who was a cook with the 77th Infantry Division in World War II, would paint scenes from daily life around camp. This watercolor, called "Field Mess Line (Untitled)," depicts Soldiers waiting to get chow. Gepponi's combat works will be displayed in the "Cook, Pot and Palette" exhibit at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, until December 2015. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)
9 September 2015

‘Cook, Pot and Palette’

Sgt. Angelo Gepponi’s field art from World War II continues to inspire artists today and serves as a witness to history.

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17 June 2016

AW2 commander talks adaptive sports

Col. David S. Oeschger, one of the key members of the Army’s Warrior Transition Command, talks about his service, his wounds and how adaptive sports are helping Soldiers and veterans heal.

11 December 2015

Little-known facts about the Army-Navy game

Dec. 12, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy meet on the gridiron for the 116th time. The game steeped in tradition that's come to be known as "America's Game" has some fascinating little-known facts.

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Photos

2016 All-Army Taekwondo Team head coach Jonathan Fennell (left) and team captain Sgt. 1st Class Edward Forquet (maroon beret) also participated in the 6th CISM (International Military Sports Council) World Games in Mungyeong, Korea, last year, as did assistant coach Maj. Punnarin Koy (sunglasses). (Courtesy photo)
First Lt. Joshua Fletcher and head coach Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fennell salute one another at the 2015 Taekwondo National Championships in Austin, Texas, July 8, 2015. Fennell and Fletcher were back at nationals in 2016 with the All-Army Team, which continued the tradition of  the post-match salute. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Wheeler)
Spc. Monique Anderson is congratulated by assistant coach Maj. Punnarin Koy after winning the quarterfinals at the 2016 U.S. Taekwondo Nationals in Richmond, Virginia.  (DoD photo by Sgt. Tony A. Torres Jr., Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Spc. Kevin Prieto prepares to attack his opponent at the 2016 U.S. Taekwondo Nationals in Richmond, Virginia. (DoD photo by Sgt. Tony A. Torres Jr., Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Fighting through exhaustion, 2nd Lt. Ryan Kim prepares to re-engage his opponent at the 2016 U.S. Taekwondo Nationals in Richmond, Virginia. (DoD photo by Sgt. Tony A. Torres Jr., Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
1st Lt. Joshua Fletcher gets in a lick during his quarterfinals fight at the 2016 U.S. Taekwondo Nationals in Richmond, Virginia. (DoD photo by Sgt. Tony A. Torres Jr., Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
2016 All-Army Taekwondo Team head coach Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fennell at infantry school "back in the day."  (courtesy photo)
1st Lt. Joshua Fletcher practices a high kick with All-Army Taekwondo head coach Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fennell at the Richmond Convention Center prior to a quarterfinals fight at the 2016 U.S. Taekwondo Nationals in Richmond, Virginia.  (DoD photo by Sgt. Tony A. Torres Jr., Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Team captain Sgt. 1st Class Edward Forquet comforts Spc. Kevin Prieto following the competitor’s tough loss at the 2016 U.S. Taekwondo Nationals in Richmond, Virginia.  (DoD photo by Sgt. Tony A. Torres Jr., Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Then-1st Lt. Punnarin Koy during his deployment to Balad, Iraq, in 2005, where he served as a maintenance company commander. Koy serves as the senior member of and assistant coach for the 2016 All-Army Taekwondo Team. (U.S. Army photo)
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