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.
First to go
These special operators were the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks -- they are the "Horse Soldiers."
Saving 1st Sgt. Jackson, part 3: On a mission
A doctor, a commander, a Soldier and an Army spouse talk suicide prevention and looking out for Soldiers. (DoD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Saving 1st Sgt. Jackson, part 2: A life rebuilt
A suicidal first sergeant finds the strength to get help for PTSD and reclaim his life. (DoD graphic by Peggy Frierson)
Saving 1st Sgt. Jackson part 1: A broken life
One Soldier, leader and family man recalls being driven to the brink of suicide. (DoD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
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.
Army officials work to ensure heroes get the medals and recognition they deserve, even decades later.
The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion shredded racial and gender barriers to become the only African-American WAC unit sent to Europe during World War II.
The Army and Navy have teamed to develop an implanted prosthetic device that is more than an extension of the body, it’s a part of it.
Retired tech at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum may have served as the creative "Force" behind "Star Wars" gear.
USAHEC's Veterans Ambassador Program aims to preserve the past through Soldiers' oral histories.
Army Cyber Command emphasizes the need for cyber diligence in the field and at home.
Sgt. Angelo Gepponi’s field art from World War II continues to inspire artists today and serves as a witness to history.