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Army heroes : Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless service. Honor. Integrity. Personal courage.

These are the Army values that all Soldiers learn during Basic Combat Training — and then pledge to uphold throughout their Army careers, both in and out of uniform.

For Soldiers in 2017, Army values were more than just a set of words and ideals. Week after week, both at home and abroad, members of the U.S. Army tangibly demonstrated the Army values in their everyday lives — especially when faced with unexpected and trying events. Here are a few of the stories of everyday Army heroes that inspired communities and brought honor to their uniform this year.

FORT KNOX SOLDIER SALUTES FUNERAL IN TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR

In a viral photo that hit the internet in July, a Soldier saw a funeral procession while driving his car from Fort Knox, stopped, got out of his vehicle, and saluted while standing in a torrential downpour.

The photo was taken and shared on Facebook and Instagram by Erin Hester of Vine Grove, Kentucky, on July 6th. Read more

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Army heroes : Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless service. Honor. Integrity. Personal courage.

These are the Army values that all Soldiers learn during Basic Combat Training — and then pledge to uphold throughout their Army careers, both in and out of uniform. 

For Soldiers in 2017, Army values were more than just a set of words and ideals. Week after week, both at home and abroad, members of the U.S. Army tangibly demonstrated the Army values in their everyday lives — especially when faced with unexpected and trying events. Here are a few of the stories of everyday Army heroes that inspired communities and brought honor to their uniform this year. 

FORT KNOX SOLDIER SALUTES FUNERAL IN TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR

In a viral photo that hit the internet in July, a Soldier saw a funeral procession while driving his car from Fort Knox, stopped, got out of his vehicle, and saluted while standing in a torrential downpour. 

The photo was taken and shared on Facebook and Instagram by Erin Hester of Vine Grove, Kentucky, on July 6th.