The sergeant major of the Army: Leader and communicator

At the heart of today’s Army is a noncommissioned officer corps that values professionalism and excellence… [more]

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Grief that never dies

Gold Star Mothers share their stories The Vietnam mother Emogene Cupp opened her door one… [more]

Grief that never dies Grief that never dies

Rocking to recovery

Wounded veterans turn to music to help heal wounds of war Now-retired Staff Sgt. Paul Delacerda… [more]

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Strategic trickery: The U.S. Army’s use of tactical deception

The art of tactical deception, or attempting to mislead enemy forces during a war, is a technique that… [more]

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Angels in my life

Soldier's tough recovery relies on family, community support It’s like a premonition when… [more]

Angels in my life Angels in my life

Latest Features

Recon Warrior Challenge program participants explore a helicopter while touring Fort Benning, Georgia, July 1, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Rob McEver)
10 November 2014

Up to the challenge

This Fort Benning NCO is using what he’s learned in the Army to instill in local youth confidence, discipline and respect.

Chef Robert Irvine and actor Gary Sinise welcome Staff Sgt. Tony Wood and his wife Joedi to their newly renovated home on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Irvine, Sinise, Wood’s buddy Bryan Anderson (in the wheelchair) and hundreds of volunteers surprised the couple by fixing and decorating their home, which had started falling apart almost as soon as they bought it to accommodate their biological children, adopted children and foster children. Wood, who was wounded in Iraq, has overcome massive internal injuries, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder to stay in the Army. The special will air across six channels the evening of Veterans Day. (Photo by Jeremiah Alley, courtesy of the Food Network)
10 November 2014

A Hero’s Welcome

Hundreds of friends, neighbors and fellow Soldiers team up with celebrities and open their hearts to help a Soldier and his wife continue to open their home to foster kids.

Never forgotten
6 October 2014

Faith, friends and paying it forward

When her husband was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, a widow and her three children left the Fort Drum, New York, area they knew and loved. Today, they are back, and serving as a link between Soldiers and the community.

Capt. Justin Fitch
25 August 2014

A sense of mission, to the end

If doctors said you had a finite amount of time left, how would you spend your remaining days? It’s a question U.S. Army Capt. Justin Fitch has already answered.

Then-Spc. Troy Tow poses during a patrol of a food market in Afghanistan, June 17, 2011. A month later, Tow was wounded when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He spent months recovering and rehabilitating while a member of the Fort Riley, Kan., Warrior Transition Battalion, and now serves as a squad leader at the very same battalion, where he helps his fellow Soldiers heal. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. Troy Tow)
25 November 2013

A Soldier’s journey from warrior in care to caring for warriors

Four months after deploying to Afghanistan, Sgt. Troy Tow was wounded by an improvised explosive device. He spent months recovering and rehabilitating at the Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion, and now serves as a squad leader for the very same battalion, helping his fellow Soldiers heal.

Russell Hawkins displays the Medal of Honor presented by President George W. Bush posthumously to his stepfater, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble. Kurt Bluedog, Keeble's grand-nephew, responds to questions from the press outside the White House following the March 3, 2008 ceremony. (DOD photo by Carrie McLeroy)
6 November 2013

Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble: Native American, Soldier, hero

Born on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation in 1917, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble became one of North Dakota's most decorated sons. In 2008, he was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions during the Korean War.

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26 September 2014

Please, ask me about my son

Gold Star Mother and retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Candy Martin doesn't mind when you ask about her Soldier son, who was killed by insurgents in Iraq in 2007. But don't ever ask her if she's "gotten over it."

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Recon Warrior Challenge program participants explore a helicopter while touring Fort Benning, Georgia, July 1, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Rob McEver)
Soldiers from the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia, allow Recon Warrior Challenge participants to check out sniper equipment during a tour of the base, July 1, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Rob McEver)
Recon Warrior Challenge program participants explore a helicopter while touring Fort Benning, Georgia, July 1, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Rob McEver)
Chef Robert Irvine and actor Gary Sinise welcome Staff Sgt. Tony Wood and his wife Joedi to their newly renovated home on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Irvine, Sinise, Wood’s buddy Bryan Anderson (in the wheelchair) and hundreds of volunteers surprised the couple by fixing and decorating their home, which had started falling apart almost as soon as they bought it to accommodate their biological children, adopted children and foster children. Wood, who was wounded in Iraq, has overcome massive internal injuries, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder to stay in the Army. The special will air across six channels the evening of Veterans Day. (Photo by Jeremiah Alley, courtesy of the Food Network)
Actor Gary Sinise presents Staff Sgt. Tony Wood with a signed guitar as Chef Robert Irvine looks on. The two conspired with an army of volunteers to surprise the Wood family and renovate their house. Wood, who was wounded in Iraq, has overcome massive internal injuries, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder to stay in the Army. The special will air across six channels the evening of Veterans Day. (Photo by Jeremiah Alley, courtesy of the Food Network)
Chef Robert Irvine and actor Gary Sinise welcome Staff Sgt. Tony Wood and his wife Joedi to their newly renovated home on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Irvine, Sinise, Wood’s buddy Bryan Anderson (in the wheelchair) and hundreds of volunteers surprised the couple by fixing and decorating their home, which had started falling apart almost as soon as they bought it to accommodate their biological children, adopted children and foster children. Wood, who was wounded in Iraq, has overcome massive internal injuries, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder to stay in the Army. The televised special will air across six channels the evening of Veterans Day. (Photo by Jeremiah Alley, courtesy of the Food Network)
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Raymond F. Chandler III is the 14th and current sergeant major of the Army. He resumed his duties March 1, 2011.
General Order No. 29 officially established the position of sergeant major of the Army, July 4, 1966. Since then, there have been 14 Soldiers who have served in the post. Including Sergeant Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, there are nine still living.
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