Spc. Johnny Laursen gears up to send the puck between the pipes during a Mountaineers Hockey Club practice at Bonnie Castle Recreation Center in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. (Photo by Jennifer Caprioli, Fort Drum Mountaineer)

Soldiers play hockey with heart

28 February 2012

Largely composed of Soldiers from across Fort Drum, N.Y., the Mountaineer Hockey Club has helped establish a solid connection between the community and its Army.

Mary Doyle, a former Army broadcaster, currently serving as an Army civilian in the Fort Meade, Md., Public Affairs Office, and the ghost writer of former prisoner of war Spc. Shoshana Johnson's memoir, "I'm Still Standing." This photo was taken while Doyle was serving as part of the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia in 1997. (Photo courtesy of Mary Doyle)

A family’s legacy of service

24 February 2012

Growing up, Mary Doyle would hear stories about her family's military history. Then one day, she became a part of it.

A squad of infantry Soldiers crests the hill under cover of smoke, Feb. 17, 2012, during a demonstration for Company F, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment's graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga. The graduation served as the public launch of the new 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar. (Graphic by Cheryl Rodewig, Fort Benning Public Affairs)

New coin honors infantry

24 February 2012

The 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollar, released recently for purchase, commemorates the Army infantryman.

Spc. Shoshana Johnson of the 507th Maintenance Battalion, is ushered to a waiting Marine Corps aircraft (not shown) a few miles south of Baghdad for a flight to Kuwait City. Johnson was one of seven American POWs rescued during Operation Iraqi Freedom, in April 2003. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)

The capture of the first African-American female POW

22 February 2012

Shoshana “Shana” Johnson will never forget March 23, 2003 — not because it was the day she reluctantly became famous, but because it was the day she was cruelly thrust into the annals of history.

This illustration shows the Modular Ballistic Protection System, which provides immediate protection for expeditionary base camps until sandbags or concrete barriers are put in place. (Photo courtesy of NSRDEC)

Bringing immediate protection to Soldiers

17 February 2012

Your unit deployed so rapidly to the remote location that there was no time to set up sandbags and concrete barriers to protect the base camp. So how do you protect Soldiers in these temporary camps? With the Modular Ballistic Protection System.

Maryland high school students helped the Army beta test its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle, known as the Army STEM Experience, in December 2011. (Photo by Conrad Johnson)

Army outreach goes high-tech

16 February 2012

The Army has fielded an interactive, high-tech exhibit, known as the Army STEM Experience, to educate students nationwide about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.