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  • Soldier for life reaches out to gold star families

    Dec 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, as the commander of U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, welcomed Army and Navy gold star families to the 115th Army-Navy football game, to help raise awareness of the meaning and significance of the gold star.

  • Army conducts base camp technology demonstrations

    Dec 19, 2014

    The Army took another step toward increasing self-sustainment while saving energy at its contingency bases overseas.

  • Active-duty, Reserve Soldiers hone skills during Mountain Medic Course

    Dec 18, 2014

    To ensure that they are optimally equipped to care for the comrades, 22 Soldiers and Reservist medics completed an intensive two-week Mountain Medic Course at the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center at Fort Drum, New York, Dec. 1-12, 2014.

  • Army family of nine receives basement make-over for Christmas

    Dec 18, 2014

    An Army staff sergeant, his wife and their seven children received a huge Christmas surprise when they arrived home Dec. 17, 2014, to find their basement was no longer a series of never-ending projects.

  • Volunteers adorn 230,000 gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery during Wreaths Across America eve

    Dec 18, 2014

    The headstones of 230,000 veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, were adorned with wreaths Dec. 13, 2014, as 50,000 volunteers participated in the annual Wreaths Across America event.

  • Army to launch cruise missile-detecting aerostat at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Dec 17, 2014

    Sometime early next week, the Army expects to launch the first of two tethered aerostats from a ground base just north of Baltimore.

  • West Point on track to achieve Net Zero goals with Army Corps of Engineers' help

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Energy Division, in Alabama, met with Director of Public Works Matt Talaber at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in October, to chart a way ahead for helping the institution achieve its Net Zero goal.

  • Army installs first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Army installed its first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar system, Dec. 15, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned Aircraft system companies

  • Army drops hard-fought game to Navy

    Dec 14, 2014

    Army kept it close, but dropped a 17-10 decision to Navy, extending the Midshipmen's streak to 13 consecutive victories over the Black Knights in the 115th edition of the storied rivalry, played Saturday in Baltimore.

  • Arlington National Cemetery continues improvements, director testifies

    Dec 12, 2014

    In testimony on Capitol Hill, the executive director of Army National Cemeteries said as the pace of interments remain at an all-time high, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, continues process improvements.

  • First-person shooters: The future of Army research, development, force capabilities

    Dec 12, 2014

    In an effort to further develop and enhance 'Force 2025' capabilities, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center held a pilot test for Early Synthetic Prototyping on Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 8-11, 2014.

  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • Boston Celtics' mascot 'charms' Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Dec 11, 2014

    Given the time of year and his green attire, the Soldiers and civilians at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, in Massachusetts, could be forgiven if they rubbed their eyes Dec. 11, 2014, after momentarily thinking that they had just seen an elf at the base.

  • Secretary of Army officially welcomes 10th Mountain Division Soldiers home

    Dec 9, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh officially welcomed home the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) during a unique welcome home ceremony Dec. 8, 2014, at Fort Drum, New York.

  • Missing Airman from World War II buried at Arlington

    Dec 9, 2014

    The remains of an Army Air Forces Airman, who had been missing since World War II, was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Dec. 4, 2014.

  • Veterans Curation Program marks five years of preserving history

    Dec 5, 2014

    An innovative program that helps veterans of all services gain a variety of new skills while helping the nation curate its archaeological artifacts celebrated its fifth year, Dec. 3, 2014.

  • Army EOD troops host Air Force Academy cadets

    Dec 4, 2014

    Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops hosted U.S. Air Force Academy cadets for a joint training exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov. 20, 2014.

  • Water safety is a year-round concern

    Dec 3, 2014

    Public safety is the number-one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Corps of Engineers urges anyone planning to be on or around water to practice boating and water safety.

  • Army Research Laboratory to welcome visitors to Open Campus Open House

    Dec 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory will host an open house at the Kirkland Conference Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dec. 9-10, 2014, for those interested in learning about the lab's Open Campus collaboration opportunities.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • 'Greening Course' teaches civilian employees about Army, Soldiers' duties

    Dec 1, 2014

    Thirty-one civilian employees experienced the "opportunity of a lifetime" when they attended the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Greening Course that was held in late October at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and the surrounding area. The semiannual course is designed to give civilian employees the opportunity to gain insight and to experience various activities, duties and responsibilities of the U.S. Soldier.

  • Army EOD troops destroy almost 10,000 explosives

    Nov 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the 788th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company completed a large-scale explosive destruction mission at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Nov. 14, 2014.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Army Engineers pave future for Air Force

    Nov 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District and Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, are collaborating on a multiyear project to repair/replace one of the Air Force's busiest runways. Without major delays and runway shutdowns, the project is expected to be concrete in April 2017, with a price tag of $107.9 million.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Alaska

    Nov 24, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, who also serves as the Army's chief management officer, got an eyeful of Alaska's vast training areas during an aerial tour of the Interior, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War laid to rest in Arlington

    Nov 24, 2014

    Decades after he was killed protecting his unit from the enemy, Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Miguel A. Vera of the Korean War was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia.

  • 'Marne Division' adds streamer, cases colors to deploy to Afghanistan

    Nov 21, 2014

    The colors of the 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne," were cased for the sixth time, since 2003, in ceremonies held Nov. 20, 2014, at Marne Garden on Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • Volleyball tournament showcases warriors, adaptive sports

    Nov 21, 2014

    In recognition of Warrior Care Month, Army Warrior Transition Command hosted its fourth annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Pentagon Athletic Center.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • Soldiers, civilians honor Native American heritage

    Nov 17, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), hosted a ceremony to honor the contributions of Native Americans, Nov. 13, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Seven Army generals talk leadership with ROTC cadets

    Nov 14, 2014

    Howard University recently hosted eight senior Army leaders and more than 300 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, as part of cadet mentoring and professional development.

  • Lewis-McChord offers blueprint for Army SHARP victim support

    Nov 14, 2014

    A key component to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's efforts is reaching out to local area leaders to help stamp out sexual harassment/sexual assault incidents in the Washington state community.

  • Professional development program breaks ground for Army civilians

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has established a professional development program for its civilians at Fort Eustis, Virginia, that could be replicated across the Army.

  • Corps of Engineers embraces uncertainty of climate change

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is adapting the way it operates to accommodate climate changes that could cause floods and droughts.

  • 35th Signal Brigade Soldiers leave for Africa Ebola response mission

    Nov 13, 2014

    On the eve of Veterans Day, about 70 Soldiers from the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical), began their journey to Monrovia, Liberia, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to serve in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.

  • Native Americans place special honor in military service

    Nov 13, 2014

    All of the 566 Native American tribes across the country have special respect for those who serve in the military, said the editor of Native Peoples Magazine.

  • State Partnership Program continues to grow in North Carolina

    Nov 12, 2014

    North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen showed their hometown service and global reach by recently deploying to Africa and Europe for a series of exercises with both of its State Partnership Program members, Moldova and Botswana.

  • Perkins to civilians: See the big picture, solve the big problems

    Nov 12, 2014

    The leader of the command responsible for shaping the future U.S. Army, shared some of his leadership principles and insights with Army civilians during a professional development session, Nov. 4, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • Natick designs custom-fitted flag for 'dignified transfers'

    Nov 10, 2014

    A combined team at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts, has designed a custom-fitted flag for transfer cases that hold the remains of fallen Service members, that is now undergoing 90 days of testing, in five locations.

  • Fort Bliss completes latest testing of Force 2025 communications system

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Brigade Modernization Command completed their latest field test of the second increment of the Warfighter Information Network-tactical communication system, a Force 2025 initiative that will push real-time intelligence down to a maneuver brigade's company level for the first time, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 4, 2014.

  • SDDC units deploy equipment, supplies to support Ebola response

    Nov 10, 2014

    The U.S. Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 832nd and 842nd Transportation Battalions, located at the ports of Jacksonville, Florida, and Beaumont, Texas, respectively, loaded shipments of over 1,740 pieces of equipment and U. S. military vehicles this week in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • JROTC Raider National compares to other extreme sport races

    Nov 10, 2014

    Forty nine schools and 87 teams from across the United States met at the Gerald Lawhorn Scouting Base, located an hour south of Atlanta, for the JROTC Raider Nationals, Nov 8-9, 2014.

  • NY Guard aviators move up to CH-47F

    Nov 7, 2014

    New York Army National Guard aviators in Rochester, New York, are now operating the Army's latest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter -- the CH-47F.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Army's Op Rising Star to perform at White House

    Nov 6, 2014

    Sgt. Christiana Ball, the 2013 winner of Operation Rising Star, has been invited to participate in the Nov. 6, 2014, music annual gala called "In Performance at the White House."

  • Veterans Day deals available to troops

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many restaurants and retailers are offering Veterans Day discounts or free meals to service members and veterans. Some offers even extend to family members.

  • Generations of family proud of Civil War hero

    Nov 5, 2014

    Helen Loring Ensign will accept the Medal of Honor on behalf of her first cousin, twice removed, Alonzo Hereford Cushing, at the White House, Nov. 6, 2014.

  • Dragon Soldiers hold Stryker NBCRV live-fire exercise

    Nov 4, 2014

    Soldiers, from the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), conducted a Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle live-fire exercise in October, at Fort Drum, New York.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldier, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers earn Soldier's Medal for heroism

    Nov 4, 2014

    The 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff awarded the Soldier's Medal to three Soldiers at Fort Drum, New York, for their actions in helping to save a distressed boater on the Black River earlier this year.

  • Army Reserve lays down the hammer, striking through mine fields with a force

    Oct 31, 2014

    It looks like a giant rototiller, except the Army doesn't intend on planting gardens with it. Instead, the M1271 Mine Clearing Vehicle is designed to plow through a minefield faster than ever before, and the Army Reserve is the first component to hop in the driver's seat and take a few home.

  • Leaders from I Corps, higher education partner to combat sexual assault

    Oct 31, 2014

    Senior leaders, medical staff and Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention leaders from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, partnered with local communities to combat the issue of sexual assault during a conference at the University of Washington's Seattle Campus, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Chief salutes five with Outstanding Civilian Service Awards at Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 31, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented Outstanding Civilian Service Awards to five private sector men and women who have significantly helped Soldiers and their families through employment programs, financial aid assistance, adaptive sports rehabilitation and quality of life programs, during a special Twilight Tattoo to honor the five at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Oct. 30, 2014.

  • NY Guard's 24th Civil Support Team hones skills at water supply site

    Oct 30, 2014

    Members of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team conducted a training mission in cooperation with the Suffolk County Water Authority at the authority's East Farmingdale, New York, pumping station, Oct. 27, 2014. The exercise tasked the survey team with determining whether or not terrorists had succeeded in dumping a nerve agent into the water supply.

  • World's largest Candlewood Suites opens on Joint Base San Antonio

    Oct 30, 2014

    The world's largest Candlewood Suites hotel has opened on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as part of efforts to provide quality, temporary lodging to Service members, their families and other visitors.

  • Military could make significant impact on mid-term elections

    Oct 30, 2014

    With all 435 U.S. House seats and more than a third of the Senate in play on election day, Nov. 4, the more than 2 million members of the active component and reserve component of the military could make a difference in many of those outcomes -- if they vote.

  • Rader clinic staff rehearses for Ebola Virus Disease response

    Oct 30, 2014

    Doctors and nurses at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, performed a drill Oct. 24, 2014, to better prepare health care providers in the event a patient suspected of contracting the Ebola Virus Disease shows up at the clinic.

  • Stinger upgrade to increase service life, capabilities

    Oct 29, 2014

    Work to extend the service life of Stinger Block I missiles and expand its capabilities on the battlefield began at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • Commanders conquer Mungadai

    Oct 28, 2014

    Thirty-seven company, troop and battery commanders of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, completed the first three-day "Raider" Mungadai, Oct. 15-17, 2014, at Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • Virtual stage open to active-duty singers

    Oct 28, 2014

    Active-duty Service members still have an opportunity to submit videos online to compete for two of six finalist spots and a chance to be named the 2014 "Rising Star."

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve-component Service members, and their families at the more than 2,200 Corps of Engineers-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory set to deploy to Liberia

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind expeditionary medical laboratory will depart for Liberia this week.

  • Soldiers dominate Marine Corps Marathon

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Army took ownership of the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 26, 2014, with Soldiers finishing in first and second place in the male division, and first place in the female division.

  • Army EOD team takes on Wilderness Challenge

    Oct 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers from the 84th EOD Battalion took on roads, rapids and mountains during the 53-mile endurance race known as the Wilderness Challenge, Oct. 11, 2014.

  • U.S., Canadian EOD troops hold training exercise

    Oct 24, 2014

    American and Canadian Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops trained to defeat explosive devices at Fort Drum, New York.

  • Army advances technology at Base Camp Integration Laboratory

    Oct 23, 2014

    As the Army rightsizes and transitions to a more expeditionary force, how efficiently its Soldiers can live during deployments becomes increasingly important. Current and future technologies that will help realize that goal by saving fuel, water and money were on display Oct. 22, 2014, during the annual stakeholders meeting at the Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Army considering major changes for recruiting

    Oct 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is considering a number of dramatic changes to help deal with what it perceives as an extremely challenging recruiting environment in coming years.

  • Army assistant secretary visits Fort Devens, discusses benefits of BRAC

    Oct 23, 2014

    In her first official visit to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, Oct. 21, 2014, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment pointed to U.S. Army Garrison Fort Devens as a model for "productive reuse" of former active Army posts.

  • I Corps hosts joint total-force leader conference

    Oct 23, 2014

    Senior leaders from the Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force and the Canadian military gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 22, 2014, for a two-day senior leader development conference, to discuss the implementation and benefits of the Army's total force policy.

  • DOD celebrates Diwali with spirited music, dancing

    Oct 22, 2014

    Spirited music and high-energy dancing filled the Pentagon auditorium, Oct. 22, 2014, as the Department of Defense celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

  • ROTC cadets to lead in increasingly complex world

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army is training the officers of tomorrow to face the challenges of an increasingly complex world, the commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command said.

  • CSA, USO honor Soldiers for selfless service

    Oct 20, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and other senior leaders joined the United Service Organizations in honoring Soldiers who exemplified selfless service, at the 2014 USO Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army EOD Soldier pulls grenade from man's leg

    Oct 17, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldier removed a grenade from a man's leg in an ambulance outside of the University of Alabama Hospital, Oct. 11, 2014.

  • 36th Engineer Brigade cases colors, preps for Liberia deployment

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade cased their colors during a ceremony held at Cameron Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 15 2014, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Liberia.

  • U.S., Korean reps lay wreath at war memorial

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Army generals and representatives of the Republic of Korea and its Army, laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014, to commemorate those who fought in the three-year-long conflict in that country.

  • The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

    Oct 14, 2014

    Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, California, and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last 365 days fighting for.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • SMA: Competitiveness, ethics key to Army success

    Oct 13, 2014

    Encouraging Soldiers to be competitive is what it takes to be a great leader, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking Oct. 13, 2014, at the SMA, NCO and Soldier Forum at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • Hydropower model tests generate positive results for Center Hill rehab project

    Oct 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers experts witnessed a series of tests this week in York, Pa., that should help keep the Center Hill Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Tennessee, schedule on track.

  • Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 30th anniversary

    Oct 12, 2014

    A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the race's 30th anniversary. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending in front of the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the nation's most iconic monuments.

  • All-Army team tops Brazilians in 30th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 12, 2014

    Brazilian Army runner Solonel Da Silva successfully defended his crown, Kerri Gallagher again led the women, and the U.S. Army won the international team title Sunday in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

  • Army chief visits Fort Lee, 2014 Best Warrior competitors

    Oct 10, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno paid a visit to Fort Lee, Virginia, Oct. 9, 2014, to get a first-hand look at the annual Best Warrior Competition.

  • Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Rucker, Alabama, is doing what it can to improve the quality of life for wounded warriors, and people are welcome to join in and do their part by participating in this year's fall hunt to support those Soldiers.

  • Best Warrior Day 3: Competition tightens as NCOs make their board appearances

    Oct 9, 2014

    The third day of the 2014 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Virginia, Oct. 8, 2014, saw those vying for the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year title separate from those seeking to become the Soldier of the Year.

  • Army makes significant strides in energy programs

    Oct 9, 2014

    Despite challenges in budget and manpower, the Army has made great progress in energy projects that strengthen the Army mission, said the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, at a media roundtable at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2014.

  • Fort Hood engineers train with personal protective equipment for Liberia mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West Africa.

  • 1st Cavalry tank crews build on gunnery basics

    Oct 8, 2014

    Tank crews with the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division, conducted gunnery tables I-IV at Sugarloaf Multi-use Range at Fort Hood, Texas, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2014.

  • EOD Soldiers respond to more than 2,000 incidents

    Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers responded to more than 2,000 domestic incidents during fiscal year 2014.

  • McHugh: Rock Island Arsenal 'essential' to readiness

    Oct 7, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh toured Rock Island Arsenal's Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, an Army-owned and operated production facility that houses the Army's only foundry, during a visit to Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Oct. 7, 2014.

  • Best Warrior Day 2: Competitors tackle long marches, hostile villagers, 'fun box'

    Oct 7, 2014

    The 28 competitors of the 2014 U.S. Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., were eager Oct. 7, 2014, to begin what is perhaps the most physically challenging day of competition.

  • Tanks arrive on tracks to replenish inventory

    Oct 6, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, received 29 M1A2 Abrams tanks shipped from Fort Carson, Colorado, more than 800 miles away, via rail car, Sept. 26, 2014.

  • Wheelchair racer all about hard work as she competes against men at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Cupped in the rough hands of the Rocky Mountains, the track at Gerry Barry Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened up to a cloudless sky, Oct. 2, 2014. A light chill clinging to the athletes as they lined their racing wheelchairs up at the starting line, the 100-meter dash was about to begin.

  • Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

    Oct 6, 2014

    "I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no obstacle stand in his path to practicing shooting an air rifle, to train for this year's Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Army Reserve unit briefs active duty commanders in Army Total Force Policy environment

    Oct 6, 2014

    The 85th Support Command hosted a two-day orientation brief informing active-component brigade commanders, currently working in a Army Total Force Policy implementation between First Army Division-West, and the 85th Support Command, of Army Reserve processes and systems, Oct. 4-5, 2014, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

  • Installation mailrooms cutting down on junk mail

    Oct 3, 2014

    In an effort to cut down on unsolicited mail, known as "junk mail," and save on postage used to forward mail to Soldiers who have transferred, some installation mail rooms have subscribed to a no-fee service known as Waste-free Mail.

  • Army advances to gold-medal round against Marines in wheelchair b-ball

    Oct 3, 2014

    In the battle for the rights to advance to the gold-medal round in wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games, Army played relentlessly against Navy, Oct. 2, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, making certain the Sailors would receive the bronze medal.

  • 82nd Airborne Division's fall JOAX includes counter-IED scenarios

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command Counter-IED Integration Cell recently developed and implemented training packages to complement the upcoming Joint Operational Access Exercise held at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 14-20, 2014.

  • Army EOD Soldiers hone water survival skills

    Oct 2, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 752nd EOD Company honed their water survival skills during a training session on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army leads medal race at Warrior Games

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has racked up the highest medal count so far at this year's Warrior Games. As of Oct. 1, 2014, the service had earned some 34 medals in the competition.

  • Army beats SOCOM, loses to Marines in sitting volleyball at 2014 Warrior Games

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army team looked good in the second round of sitting volleyball competition at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2014, beating Special Operations Command in two straight games to take the best-of-three match (26-24, 25-20).

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