As a 10-year-old living in a South Korean orphanage, retired Sgt. Maj. Allen Janssen could never have imagined that he'd be adopted, move to the states and eventually, serve three decades in the U.S. Army.
After Rico Roman was severely injured in an IED explosion in 2007, he made the difficult choice to have his leg amputated and leave the Army he loved. Seven years later, he was back in uniform representing his country as a member of the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team.
When a parent deploys, the entire family deploys. Little Children, Big Challenges encourages military children to talk about and share their feelings during difficult times.
A decade ago, the U.S. Army developed a support system for its most severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers: the Army Wounded Warrior Program.
When budget cuts limited travel for educational and outreach missions, the Soldier musicians of the U.S. Army Field Band took to the Web to "hang out" with young musicians from across the country.
She is a model Army officer, a leader and a mother, full of optimism and strength. But behind her bright exterior lurks a dark secret. She is also the victim of domestic violence, and she shares her story, in the hope that she can help others.
Without these American women at the switchboards in Europe during World War I, the American Expeditionary Forces' communications would have ground to a halt.
After being blinded in the line of duty, three Soldiers – Maj. Scott Smiley, Capt. Ivan Castro and Capt. Joe Bogart – have each overcome the odds to achieve amazing feats and remain on active duty.
The story is similar for many Soldiers: Contact with the enemy, a searing explosion and then darkness. Then comes the crushing realization that the darkness isn't temporary, it's permanent.
In a nondescript building just off the beaten path on Fort Belvoir, Va., is a state-of-the-art facility that houses priceless works of art and artifacts that tell the stories of an army and its Soldiers.