United States Army

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

24 Army vets receiving the Medal of Honor

A look at the 24 Army veterans receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Most are of Hispanic or Jewish heritage. Eight fought in the Vietnam War, nine in the Korean […]

03/18/2014

Female soldiers training on a firing range. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Few Army women want combat jobs

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) — Only a small fraction of Army women say they’d like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job […]

02/25/2014

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey follows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after a news conference at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where Hagel recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hagel says US military must shrink to face new era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking beyond America’s post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, […]

02/24/2014

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

US has video of captured US soldier

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have received a new video of captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that they believe was taken within the last month, showing that the soldier is alive. The video came […]

01/15/2014

Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez participates in an adoption ceremony in Mineola, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Marine gets adopted in Christmas Eve ceremony

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lance Cpl. Christopher Mohedano-Hernandez found special significance in being formally adopted during a Christmas Eve ceremony held in a suburban New York courtroom. The deeply religious 19-year-old Roman Catholic drew parallels […]

12/24/2013

Quick guide to the Fort Hood shooting trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others. Here is a look […]

08/23/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of active duty combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as […]

06/25/2013

Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts, where surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transferred after release from civilian hospital. (AP Photo)

Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of hospital

BOSTON (AP) — The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts. The U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that Dzhokhar […]

04/26/2013

Old Guard stays at Tomb of Unknowns in superstorm

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – Arlington National Cemetery has been closed to tourists because of Hurricane Sandy, but the Army continues to stand guard over the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Army’s Third U.S. Infantry Regiment, […]

10/29/2012

Early risers in Southwest awed by missile contrail (video)

PHOENIX (AP) – Some early risers across the Southwest saw a show in the sky, courtesy of missiles fired from New Mexico that left a brilliant white contrail. The twisting cloud-like formation was visible in […]

09/13/2012

Army not changing physical fitness test – for now

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The Army will stick to its tried-and-true physical fitness test for now while it orders more reviews of a new assessment meant to more accurately gauge combat readiness. Commanders in charge […]

08/31/2012