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Biathlon Team Cuts

    NOZAWA ONSEN, Japan, Feb. 9, 1998 -- The next cut will be the deepest for the U.S. biathlon team. With only two spots available for their men and three for the women in individual races, U.S. biathlon coaches are faced with the unenviable position of deciding who will sit and who will ski and shoot in the Olympics.

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Blizzard Hampers Biathletes

    NOZAWA ONSEN, Japan, Feb. 9, 1998 -- A storm front moved in faster than a bullet fired from a biathlon rifle, turning a postcard day into a competitor's nightmare during Sunday's practice session.

    PHOTO: Even as Sunday's snow storm was merely approaching the Nozawa Onsen course, biathletes were having trouble holding their rifles steadily. (by Mark Allen.)

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Biathletes Enjoy Total Japanese Experience

    NAGANO, Japan, Feb. 9, 1998 -- While most Olympic competitors are staying in the dormitory-style athlete village, the U.S. Biathlon team is submersed in a total Japanese experience. "This has been a good team bonding experience," said Assistant Coach Tim Derrick. "We are getting the best of both worlds, the Olympic experience mixed with the Japanese experience."

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Pilot Program to Become Permanent 'Do-it-Yourself' Moving Allowance Increase Takes Effect in February

    WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 4, 1998 -- Soldiers with an effective date of orders on or after Feb. 1, 1998 will receive more money to move themselves during permanent change of station and temporary duty moves.

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Court-Martial Delayed, Pre-Trial Motions Hearing Held

    WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 4, 1998 -- The court-martial of Command Sgt. Maj. Gene C. McKinney, the former Sergeant Major of the Army, originally set for Feb. 3, was re-scheduled to start the next day.

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Some Soldiers on Order for Fort Drum May Arrive Late

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, Jan. 28, 1998 -- Due to the continuing relief efforts and the influx of utility crews into the Fort Drum area, temporary lodging remains extremely scarce. The ability to accommodate soldiers on permanent change of station who are accompanied by their families is very difficult at this time therefore, the following guidance is provided:

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President Praises Peace-Keeping Contributions Of U.S. Troops In Bosnia

    WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 28, 1998 -- A slim, 27-year-old infantryman from Fort Drum, N.Y., was praised for his service in Bosnia last year by President Bill Clinton as part of the Commander-in-Chief's Jan. 27 State of the Union address before Congress.

    PHOTO: Sgt. Michael A. Tolbert, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), was recognized for his service in Bosnia last year by President Bill Clinton during the Jan. 27 State of the Union address. (U.S. Army photo by Gerry J. Gilmore)

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Army Reserves Play Vital Role in Bosnia

    TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jan. 27, 1998 -- Carrying out tasks as varied as the Army itself, reservists deployed to the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia are again showing the vital role they play in today's military operations.

    PHOTO: First Lt. Richard Blatt, 320th Psyops Company from Portland, Oregon, gives "Peace Pens" to two Bosnian boys while stopped on Route Ostrich. (by Staff Sgt. Richard Lambert)

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Army Specialist Shares DoD Top Athlete Honors

    WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 26, 1998 -- An Army specialist, who is also a world-class triple jumper, and two triathletes captured 1997 Armed Forces Athlete of the Year titles.

    PHOTO: Army Spc. Niambi J. Dennis is a co-winner of the 1997 Armed Forces Athlete of the Year competition. The U.S. Military Sports Association honored her and other military athletes Jan. 16 at an awards banquet in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

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Fox Hospital Redesignated As Army Health Center

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL, Jan. 26, 1998 -- The former Fox Army Community Hospital has begun a new era As the Fox Army Health Center. The facility, which has closed its in-patient ward, was redesignated as a health center during a ceremony Jan. 5 in a steady rain.

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Army Reserve Unit Activates at Rhein Main Air Base

    RHEIN MAIN AIR BASE, Germany, Jan. 26, 1998 -- The only forward deployed reserve Adjutant General Replacement Company in the U.S. Army was activated Jan. 11 at Rhein Main Air Base, Germany. But this unit is unique in more ways than one.

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Secretary of Defense Cohen Visits South Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 26, 1998 -- Defense Secretary William Cohen stopped in South Korea Jan. 21-22 on the last leg of his 12-day Asian tour.

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