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

Running the ‘Gauntlet’

Soldiers fight through some of the Army’s darkest days in the Korean War.

Running the ‘Gauntlet’ Running the ‘Gauntlet’

Latest Features

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.

(U.S. Army graphic)
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.

Blog

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.

All Posts

Photos

Col. David Oeschger, director of the Army's Wounded Warrior Program, called family and faith his two main keys to recovery following "eating a wall" during a suicide attack in Afghanistan. He also commended hospital staff in Germany and a new found tool: adaptive sports and conditioning.  (Photo courtesy the Oeschger family)
The Army’s Wounded Warrior Program Director, Col. David Oeschger, is himself a Purple Heart recipient and said he benefitted greatly from adaptive sports. (Photo by Andrew Wakeford, used with permission)
Cyclists pedal hard on Fort Bliss, Texas’ massive roadscape in anticipation of a successful title defense at the 2016 DoD Warrior Games at West Point. (DoD image from video by Pete Ising, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Monica Southall prepares to throw the shotput during the Army’s Warrior Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, in March 2016. (DoD image from video by Pete Ising, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Air rifle competitor Spc. Sydney Davis got in lots of trigger time at Fort Bliss, Texas, in March as the Army team prepped for the 2016 DoD Warrior Games. (DoD image from video by Pete Ising, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Stefan LeRoy, a double amputee and multi-sport Warrior Games athlete, takes a break from his swimming workout during the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, in March 2016. With LeRoy is his caregiver, Katie Smith and Knoxville, his faithful service dog.  (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez, Warrior Transition Command)
Retired Master Sgt. Shawn Vosburg (l) and retired Staff Sgt. Erick Acevedo are among the members of Team Army competing at the 2016 DoD Warrior Games at West Point, which began June 15.  (DoD image from video by Pete Ising, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
Retired Spc. Haywood Range, shown competing at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games at Quantico, Va., figures to be an important piece of the Army's plans to retain the Warrior Games Commander's Cup at this year's games, hosted at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Paul)
Retired Sgt. Ana Manciaz waits with fellow adaptive athletes during a break in the action at the Army Trials in Fort Bliss, Texas, in March 2016. (DoD image from video by Pete Ising, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
1st Lt. Chris Parks (in tie-dyed shirt) enjoys a moment of camaraderie with his Army teammates at Fort Bliss, Texas, in March 2016 during the final tune-up for the 2016 DoD Warrior Games at West Point. Parks, diagnosed with a flesh-eating bacteria, said that the ability “to compete in sports has enabled the warrior side of me to resurface.” (DoD image from video by Pete Ising, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
All Photos

Back Issues

Soldiers Print-Soldier for Life-Thumbnail