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  • Women Soldiers take on unexpected roles

    May 28, 2015

    You might not expect a local female hair stylist or preschool teacher to be operating or fixing bulldozers, scrapers and dump trucks outside of their job, but for women serving in the South Dakota Army National Guard's 842nd Engineer Company, it is common.

  • 'Army Values' key in detoxifying workplace

    May 27, 2015

    Among the most effective strategies for dealing with workplace bullies and building effective teams and organizations is reinforcing values, Col. Kenneth Williams, a Pentagon chaplain, said during a seminar, May 27.

  • Program offers free museum visits to Service members, Families

    May 27, 2015

    Service members and their Families can visit more than 2,000 museums across 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa, at no charge, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

  • Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

    May 26, 2015

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015's commencement at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 23.

  • Obama: Nation owes debt to fallen Service members

    May 26, 2015

    President Barack Obama used the stories of three Soldiers, who died in Afghanistan, to illustrate the values of the thousands of Service members, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the nation's wars.

  • Army leaders to host "We Serve" Soldier Show in D.C.

    May 21, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will host the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., June 9.

  • Flags In: Old Guard prepares for Memorial Day tradition

    May 21, 2015

    For more than 60 years, the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has honored the nation's fallen heroes for Memorial Day during Flags In and, on May 21, more than 1,000 Soldiers will set out into Arlington National Cemetery to keep the tradition alive.

  • Army outfits first vehicles with electronic stability control

    May 20, 2015

    Electronic stability control, or ESC, is a computerized technology designed to improve vehicle stability and has been common in commercial automobiles for more than a decade. Thanks to a development effort initiated in 2010 by the U.S. Army's Program Office for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, or APO MRAP, the entire MaxxPro Family of MRAPs will soon sport ESC. This integration makes MRAPs the first U.S. Army vehicle platform to incorporate this important safety technology.

  • New York Command Sergeant Major to receive Medal of Honor for World War I hero

    May 20, 2015

    New York Army National Guardsman Louis Wilson has done a lot in a 39-year career. The retired Rochester, N.Y. police officer has been the top NCO at the section, platoon, battery, battalion, brigade and general officer command level, and since 2014 the Command Sergeant Major of the New York National Guard. He deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as brigade command sergeant major in 2004/2005 and responded to countless floods and snowstorms, and the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. On June 2 he'll receive the Medal of Honor on behalf of Sgt. Henry Johnson, a New York Army Guard Soldier who distinguished himself in World War I but died in relative obscurity in 1929. Since Johnson has no living relatives, Wilson will receive Johnson's medal from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House.

  • New stamp folio to honor Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

    May 20, 2015

    Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the U.S. Postal Service dedicate a limited-edition stamp folio honoring them and other Vietnam heroes on Memorial Day.

  • Fast: Outmaneuver enemies physically, cognitively

    May 20, 2015

    Maneuver Soldiers, leaders, and formations that are "fast" have the ability to outmaneuver their enemies - physically and cognitively. The Maneuver Center of Excellence is working hard to develop maneuver forces that are "fast," as well as smart, lethal and precise. Forces that are smart, fast, lethal, and precise are the centerpiece of future maneuver and are the key ingredient to enable the Army to "Win in a Complex World."

  • Corporal earns medals on road to DOD Warrior Games

    May 19, 2015

    A corporal, who works as an adaptive reconditioning program assistant on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, swam and shot compound archery, seated shot put and discus to earn her spot on the Army team for the DOD Warrior Games.

  • Fort Stewart leads DOD in green initiative

    May 19, 2015

    Fort Stewart recently won gold when it was officially declared the best installation in the Army and is now on the cutting edge of harvesting gold from the skies.

  • Soldier looks to take next step, challenge in career

    May 18, 2015

    Four years ago, Kevin Shinnick was looking for a challenge in his life that would push his physical and mental limits. Being from a small town in Milford, Massachusetts, he had one goal - to join the Army.

  • Engineers develop ballistic wallpaper to reinforce temporary shelters

    May 18, 2015

    Army engineers have developed a novel idea of fortifying masonry structures with rolls of lightweight ballistic wallpaper with adhesive backing that can quickly be put up on the inside of the walls.

  • Tiny device could save lives on battlefield

    May 15, 2015

    Getting rapid treatment for wounds or injuries suffered on the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death. Army medical researchers recently developed "a device that will revolutionize triage," said Lt. Col. Robert Carter. In other words, it could lower casualties in the first few minutes dramatically.

  • Personality test helps ensure civilians are compatible for Army life

    May 15, 2015

    The Army has developed a personality test to determine if civilians will be a good fit for the Army. Now, a version of that test is being used to determine if Soldiers are good fits for certain special-duty assignments, and there is a possibility it could someday be used for talent management selections Army-wide.

  • Soldier sprints her way onto Army team for Warrior Games

    May 15, 2015

    As the sun beats down, Sgt. 1st Class Sam Goldenstein put her right foot in the block and got ready for the burst of energy she'd need to sprint her way to a medal win during the Army Trials for the DoD Warrior Games.

  • Odierno visits Fort Campbell, 101st Airborne Division

    May 15, 2015

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, visited Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), May 14-15.

  • Vietnam War MIA Soldier buried at Arlington

    May 14, 2015

    With full military honors, Master Sgt. James W. Holt, who was missing and presumed killed in action during the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 14.

  • Two World War I Soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

    May 13, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced today that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I Soldiers, who were previously overlooked for the nation's highest military award for valor.

  • Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks

    May 13, 2015

    Army wrestlers won their first overall team title and 13th Greco-Roman team crown during the 2015 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, May 8 - 9.

  • Allyn: Readiness, leader development top priorities

    May 13, 2015

    Readiness and leader development are equal priorities as the Army drives to create globally responsive forces in a continually uncertain world, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, May 12.

  • Swimmer to participate on Army team for Warrior Games

    May 12, 2015

    Sgt. Blake Johnson, an Apache AH-64 armament/electrical/avionic systems repairman, swam his way onto the Army team for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, set for June 19-28.

  • Dailey tells U.S. Army Pacific 'every Soldier is a billboard'

    May 12, 2015

    In his first visit to the Pacific since his appointment, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers during a town hall meeting at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 11.

  • 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment wins 2015 Gainey Cup

    May 12, 2015

    The six-man scout squad, from 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, out of Vilseck, Germany, took the title of the 2015 William J. (Joe) Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad.

  • Army to focus on cyber strategy in tactical environments

    May 11, 2015

    The Army is analyzing cyberspace requirements and outlining potential technical investments based on its Cyber Materiel Development Strategy, released in February 2015.

  • Miltary moms honored at White House Mother's Day tea

    May 9, 2015

    Military mothers were special guests as First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a tea in their honor at the White House, May 8.

  • Army's top enlisted leader looks to future

    May 8, 2015

    He may not be able to predict the future, but Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will do his best to guarantee the American Soldier is ready for whatever that future brings.

  • Army researchers explore ways to detect insects in food supply

    May 8, 2015

    Invasive insect species pose a considerable threat to U.S. agriculture and natural resources - making it imperative that known invasive species are detected and their introduction prevented throughout global trade pathways.

  • Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

    May 8, 2015

    Corie Weathers, an Army spouse, was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, May 8, which also happens to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • WWII veterans mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

    May 8, 2015

    "I think this was a wonderful event. During the war there were 16 million men. Since then we are dying out fast. We got 1 million now, and losing about 1,500 a day," said World War II veteran Floyd Brantley,who came halfway across the country for the 70th anniversary of America's Victory in Europe in Washington, D.C., May 8.

  • Redstone Test Center reaches new heights with weapon telemetry

    May 6, 2015

    Engineers at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Redstone Test Center have successfully redesigned a new universal telemetry kit that can handle virtually all Hellfire data inputs from warhead replacement to tactical.

  • Ripsaw could lead Soldiers into battle someday

    May 6, 2015

    The Ripsaw Unmanned Ground Vehicle might someday take point and lead Army combat formations across enemy terrain.

  • Soldier uses archery to overcome injuries

    May 6, 2015

    The crowd went quiet as the female Soldiers raised their compound bows, pulled their bowstrings back to their anchor, took aim and released their arrows during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss, Texas. For Spc. Laurel Cox, a Patriot missile specialist, this is the best kind of therapy.

  • Researchers create virtual humans

    May 5, 2015

    New research aims to get robots and humans to speak the same language to improve communication in fast-moving and unpredictable situations.

  • 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment honors its heroes

    May 5, 2015

    Two Rangers, assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were awarded the nation's third highest honor for their heroic actions at a battalion awards ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., April 29.

  • Picatinny engineering conventional munitions to become smart

    May 5, 2015

    Picatinny develops about 90 percent of the lethality within the Army and a high percentage for the other services as well, said Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Burden during a media day on Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., May 4.

  • Soldiers take tough stance on physical fitness test failures

    May 5, 2015

    Soldiers at the first-ever NCO Solarium said they felt the Army has gone soft on those who have failed their Army Physical Fitness Tests too many times - and called for more discipline in enforcing standards.

  • Ceremony honors mother of fallen Fort Hood Soldier

    May 4, 2015

    The mother of a fallen Soldier accepted her son's Purple Heart in the same location, where they shared a picnic before he left for basic training seven years ago.

  • Survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

    May 4, 2015

    An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials recently said.

  • Experts explain mental state of military children

    May 1, 2015

    While most military children are doing well and are incredibly resilient, experts say about 30 percent start to show signs of distress after multiple, back-to-back parental deployments. Common problems include anxiety, depression, poor grades and risk-taking behavior.

  • Cultural support team women serve with distinction

    Apr 30, 2015

    Three women, who served overseas on cultural support teams in battle alongside U.S. special operators, shared their experiences during a panel discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., April 27.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers win Best Sapper 2015

    Apr 30, 2015

    A pair of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Soldiers recently emerged victorious from Fort Leonard Wood's grueling 2015 Best Sapper Competition.

  • 'Sentient data' may one day augment Soldier capability

    Apr 30, 2015

    "Sentient data" that can feel and perceive things might one day protect Soldiers and their networks, said a leading scientist during the 2015 Mad Scientist Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., April 30.

  • Guard to align cyber capabilities to FEMA districts

    Apr 29, 2015

    This summer the National Guard will stand up 11 new cyber teams, seven for the Army component and four for the Air Guard, Gen. Frank J. Grass, National Guard Bureau chief, testified before Senate, April 29.

  • Army looks at credentialing Soldiers for jobs

    Apr 29, 2015

    While the Army does a great job of training Soldiers for the battlefield, it needs to do a better job of getting members credentialed for the civilian marketplace, said Maj. Gen. Rex A. Spitler during the American Legion National Credentialing Summit in Washington, D.C., April 28.

  • Army Ten-Miler registration opens May 5

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Ten-Miler officials announced that priority registration for all U.S. Service members will open at 6:30 a.m. EDT, May 5.

  • U.S. Corps of Engineers on schedule for Hurricane Sandy fixes

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Army's chief of engineers said that the Hurricane Sandy operations and maintenance program is more than 70 percent finished and on schedule to be completed by the end of 2016.

  • Army upgrades body armor, saves money

    Apr 27, 2015

    Rather than scrap hundreds of thousands of first-generation Improved Outer Tactical Vests, a team of Army officials and engineers capitalized on smart decisions and solid testing. They devised a way to use existing equipment to upgrade the vests and extend their life cycle for just half the cost of replacement, potentially saving tens of millions.

  • Fort Huachuca bids farewell to Morse code training

    Apr 27, 2015

    It is the end of an era on Fort Huachuca. The last manual Morse code class began on the base, April 27. In the future, the course will be taught by the Air Force on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.

  • New Army commercial reintroduces America to the institution

    Apr 27, 2015

    The Army has launched a new commercial with the theme "I became a Soldier," to reintroduce the American public to the institution, and showcase the versatility and professionalism of the force.

  • Army announces 2015 DOD Warrior Games team

    Apr 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command announced, April 24, the names of the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans, who have been selected to compete as part of Team Army during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, "We Serve," pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.

  • Soldier uses sports to stay resilient, motivated

    Apr 24, 2015

    Drive, camaraderie and a chance to be an athlete again drove one Army specialist from her hospital room to the archery range, track field and courts here to compete during the Army Trials.

  • Third armaments revolution set to unfold

    Apr 24, 2015

    Game-changer armament technologies come just once in a blue moon, said Michael Zoltoski, chief of the Army Research Lab's Lethality Division.

  • Dailey sets sights on military education

    Apr 23, 2015

    The importance of improving military education while continually improving the Army profession were two topics Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey shared with members of the Fort Carson community, April 20-21.

  • Army works toward common fire control across weapons platforms

    Apr 23, 2015

    Nothing is more basic to a warfighter than aiming and firing a weapon and coordinating that task with others - a process known as fire control. But ever since weapons systems became computerized, there is not been a common fire control system across the various Army weapons platforms.

  • Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

    Apr 22, 2015

    The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

  • Army base camp team to demonstrate science, technology innovations

    Apr 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, along with the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, will host a demonstration of base camp technologies at Fort Leonard Wood this week.

  • National Guard supports 2015 Boston Marathon

    Apr 22, 2015

    Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided approximately 500 Soldiers and Airmen to assist federal, state and local police with public safety and support during the recent 119th Boston Marathon.

  • Odierno talks training, shaping battlefield with Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno visited the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, April 21-22, to observe training by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, while also visiting with both rotational and home-based Soldiers and leaders.

  • Army Reserve dedicates permanent exhibit at Pentagon

    Apr 22, 2015

    Two Army Reserve Silver Star recipients and the father of a Reserve Soldier who was captured and killed in Iraq were the honored guests who helped dedicate the Army Reserve's first permanent Pentagon exhibit.

  • IMCOM commander wants BRAC to rid Army of excess infrastructure

    Apr 22, 2015

    Another round of base realignment and closure was called for by the Army's top installation management officer as a way to rid the service of excess infrastructure and modernize facilities.

  • 95-year-old Tuskegee Air(wo)man receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Apr 21, 2015

    Sgt. Amelia Jones, a 95-year-old veteran of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, was recently presented the Congressional Gold Medal for her service during World War II.

  • Soldier's wife, sports provide strength to overcome illness during Army Trials

    Apr 21, 2015

    Support from his family and adaptive sports helped Staff Sgt. Cory Davis participate in the trials to determine the Army's team for the upcoming 2015 Department of Defense's Warrior Games.

  • Vietnam-era events featured in today's Soldier Show inspired changes to notification process in '65

    Apr 20, 2015

    The film "We Were Soldiers" not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve," it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were notified of the loss of their loved ones.

  • Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Army child, who created a nonprofit for wounded warriors, was selected as Military Child of the Year.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • New York, New Jersey National Guard rehearse terror attack response

    Apr 20, 2015

    More than 800 Soldiers and Airmen from the New York and New Jersey National Guard tested their ability to respond to terrorist attacks during a four day exercise here, April 15-19.

  • Intellectual turned athlete takes gold at Army trials

    Apr 20, 2015

    Adaptive sports helped one Army Reservist trade in his high school image of being an intellectual for a new image - that of athlete.

  • Fort Hood Ranger team reflects on Army's elite soldier competition

    Apr 20, 2015

    The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is a test of physical endurance and mental wits. Many will compete, but only a few teams will actually complete the grueling 62-hour event.

  • 3-D shape database improves fit of clothing, equipment

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new database at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is a perfect fit for America's Soldiers. The ANSUR II 3-D Shape Database uses three-dimensional shapes and contour data to improve the fit of clothing and equipment for warfighters.

  • Zachary Parsons named National Guard Military Child of the Year

    Apr 17, 2015

    The 16-year-old son of an enlisted Missouri National Guardsman became the first National Guard Military Child of the Year at a Thursday evening awards ceremony here.

  • Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

    Apr 17, 2015

    There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.

  • Odierno presents Outstanding Civilian Service Awards

    Apr 16, 2015

    Five civilians were presented with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for their contributions to the Army during a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, April 14.

  • Reservist locks onto target during Army Trials for gold

    Apr 16, 2015

    Steady breathing, sharp focus and a sense of calm helped one Soldier lock onto his target: a spot on the Army team for the 2015 Warrior Games.

  • Twin brothers reflect on time in Old Guard

    Apr 16, 2015

    When twin brothers Jason and Justin Gensler decided to join the Army in 2012, they had no idea they would eventually wind up working on the same casket team as part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army may create cyber career field for civilians

    Apr 15, 2015

    To better manage personnel, "the Army created the Cyber Branch 17 [for Soldiers] and is exploring the possibility of creating a cyber career field for Army civilians," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told senators, April 14.

  • Yuma Proving Ground helps ensure reliability of guided munitions

    Apr 14, 2015

    Whenever the U.S. military fires an artillery round, the reliability of that round was meticulously proven at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, long before making it into the hands of Soldiers.

  • Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

    Apr 14, 2015

    Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now that this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Team are working to avoid a scenario, such as this, in austere, deployed hospital environments.

  • Horoho: Army Medicine must be protected from sequestration

    Apr 14, 2015

    Sequestration would force "devastating reductions" on Army Medicine personnel and have dramatic impacts on medical readiness and capabilities, the Army's surgeon general told Congress, April 14.

  • Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from two U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal companies, eliminated more than 75,000 pounds of explosives during operations in New Mexico over the past month.

  • Dailey: Go to Ranger school, regardless of gender

    Apr 14, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey recently visited Fort Benning during the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, and took the time to share his views on some of the issues within the Army.

  • Delivery nurse drops donut day for Performance Triad

    Apr 13, 2015

    Capt. Frances Young used to have doughnut day with her family every weekend. After filling up on donuts with her husband and two children, ages 3 and 4, she said she would get an initial sugar rush and then feel sleepy and crash the rest of the day.

  • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.

  • Service member motivates teammates striving for DOD Warrior Games

    Apr 13, 2015

    With constant smiles and yells of enthusiasm, one Soldier said, while his goal is to make the Army team for the Department of Defense's 2015 Warrior Games, he ultimately enjoyed just being able to set personal records.

  • Army looks toward fully autonomous tactical vehicle

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army is working toward developing a fully autonomous tactical vehicle, a robotics expert recently said.

  • Transition programs help veterans find civil service work

    Apr 10, 2015

    Leaving military service and job hunting can be overwhelming to some, but there are two transition programs that help veterans to ease into a civilian career.

  • 'Better Buying Power' key to maintaining Army tech edge

    Apr 10, 2015

    If the Army is to maintain its technological edge over potential adversaries, it must improve the way it conducts business with industry partners, said one of the service's top acquisition experts.

  • Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

    Apr 10, 2015

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow UAS.

  • Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

    Apr 10, 2015

    After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on the installation, April 10.

  • Lethality expert: TRADOC to publish helpful robotics doctrine

    Apr 9, 2015

    Doctrine drives training and modernization, and new doctrine to be released in January 2016, will provide impetus for growth in the rapidly-evolving field of robotics, Lt. Col. Matt Dooley predicted during the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, April 8.

  • Air traffic controllers hone skills during exercise

    Apr 9, 2015

    Instead of being in the comfort of an air traffic tower, air traffic controllers, assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, are sitting in the grit of the dirt honing their aircraft communication skills.

  • Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

    Apr 9, 2015

    Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony, April 9.

  • Allyn: Leader development is key to 'win in complex world'

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn addressed the senior U.S. and international military officers and civilian leaders during the Army War College, or USAWC's, Army Leader Day, April 7.

  • New Jersey Army National Guardsman follows dream to West Point

    Apr 8, 2015

    Pfc. Nathaniel Okyere-Bour, a New Jersey Army National Guardsman, learned early that following a dream requires sacrifice. In June, he will join the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.'s Class of 2019.

  • Odierno stresses modernization during Aberdeen Proving Ground visit

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 7, to observe several of the Army's signature modernization efforts and encourage Soldiers and civilians to "keep driving forward."

  • Fort Leonard Wood to assess new field kitchen

    Apr 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army's mobile kitchen will be put to the test on Fort Leonard Wood during a demonstration that will assess new energy-efficient appliances used to feed about 1,000 Soldiers, April 21.

  • Dyess: 'Culture shift' needed for greater acceptance of unmanned systems

    Apr 7, 2015

    As the Army heads into an increasingly unpredictable and complex world, Soldiers will be relying more heavily on unmanned systems, so it's important those systems first be accepted and trusted, said Maj. Gen. Robert Dyess Jr. during the Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, April 7.

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