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."

First to go First to go

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 3: On a mission Saving 1st Sgt. Jackson, part 3: On a mission

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 2: A life rebuilt Saving 1st Sgt. Jackson, part 2: A life rebuilt

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)

Saving 1st Sgt. Jackson part 1: A broken life Saving 1st Sgt. Jackson part 1: A broken life

Former West Point notables bring Army values to gridiron

Strong Army ties were in evidence when a small-university football team took to the field at historic Camp Blanding, Florida, for preseason camp. (DoD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Former West Point notables bring Army values to gridiron Former West Point notables bring Army values to gridiron

Latest Features

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.

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.

24 March 2016

Awarding the Medal of Honor

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

10 November 2015

Every Army story is important

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

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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2 November 2016

Disaster at Unsan

In early November 1950, U.S. troops would face Chinese Communist forces for the first time. The ensuing battle was among the Army’s bloodiest, but it was also a time of heroism and compassion.

28 October 2016

Faces of Best Medic

Meet a few of the U.S. Army expert medical professionals vying for Best Medic bragging rights.

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.

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