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  • Army Corps of Engineers projects prevent $13.3 billion in flood damages

    Sep 4, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood risk reduction projects in the south central and southwestern United States prevented an estimated $13.3 billion in damages to local communities and infrastructure during the May-June 2015 flood event, according to recent calculations by corps officials with the Southwestern Division in Dallas.

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Summit panelists encourage job-seekers to leverage military experience, skills

    Sep 3, 2015

    More than 1,500 Soldiers, Family members and veterans gathered to attend the Fort Drum Transition Summit and Hiring Our Heroes career fair, Aug. 26-27.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 receives class rings

    Sep 3, 2015

    In a ceremony that began with the Class of 1835 to honor the tradition of the Long Gray Line, the Class of 2016 received their class rings during a ring ceremony at Trophy Point here, Aug. 28.

  • Natick scientists investigate ways to help Soldiers recover from stress

    Sep 2, 2015

    Soldiers can't avoid stress, but researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are leading a study to investigate ways to help Soldiers increase their cognitive resilience under stress.

  • Dailey visits Soldiers in Texas

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited troopers, from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 27. Dailey asked Soldiers about their well-being, leadership, and answered some of their questions about the future of the Army.

  • Ranger School hangs out 'all Soldiers welcome' sign

    Sep 2, 2015

    From now on, the Army's Ranger School will be open to any female Soldiers who meet the criteria.

  • Guard, agency conduct major earthquake exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, along with representatives from other state agencies, National Guard Bureau, U.S. Northern Command, and the Polish Armed Forces participated in an exercise, providing incident management and emergency management teams, agency technical experts and military personnel to support a military's training scenario.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.

  • Army offers deployment resilience training to spouses

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Army offers deployment resilience training to spouses that is tailored to address unique challenges they may face during pre- and post-deployment.

  • Changes coming to TRICARE pharmacy benefit

    Sep 1, 2015

    A new law going into effect Oct. 1, 2015, requires most TRICARE beneficiaries to get brand name maintenance drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. If beneficiaries keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs, they will have to pay the full cost. Active duty service members are exempt from the law's requirement.

  • August marks Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 31, 2015

    This month, three U.S. service members did not stand by and instead acted to stop a gunman on a high-speed train in France saving multiple lives.

  • Army works to open Vietnam War exhibit

    Aug 31, 2015

    A punji pit and many other items from the Vietnam War are part of the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center's new Vietnam War exhibit: "Courage, Commitment and Fear: The American Soldier in the Vietnam War," set to open in two months.

  • Brain trauma experts talk impact, emerging care options

    Aug 28, 2015

    The health and longevity of the human brain took center stage at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium during a media roundtable event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 19, featuring several of the country's premier experts on traumatic brain injury.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • Army team wins team, individual matches in 3-gun championship

    Aug 28, 2015

    The Army's action shooting team won the four-man team event for the second straight year and several individual first-place titles during the 2015 Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship at the National Rifle Association's Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico, Aug. 13-16.

  • Army hosts first Armed Forces women's rugby camp

    Aug 28, 2015

    Sixteen service members - half of whom were Soldiers - reported to the military's first training camp for women's rugby, Aug. 23.

  • Flight simulator facility staff provides realistic training for pilots

    Aug 27, 2015

    From the time Army pilots begin flight school until the day they end their careers in aviation, many will have logged thousands of hours in flight time. These individuals will be called upon to use their expertise to support missions both stateside and downrange.

  • Army prepares systems, partner nations for network exercise

    Aug 27, 2015

    Several unit command posts and a full fleet of tactical vehicles are built and ready to be equipped with the most advanced technology the Army has to offer.

  • Army War College running parallel study on future of Army

    Aug 27, 2015

    Army War College students began research, Aug. 27, on the future size and force mix of all Army components - one of five research projects that faculty-student teams will produce with Army research funding.

  • National Guard continue response as western wildfires increase

    Aug 27, 2015

    More than 2,000 National Guard members are assisting state and local authorities in battling wildfires across five states in the western United States, more than double the number of Guard members, who were assisting last week. It is the largest National Guard response to a natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Guard officials said.

  • Oshkosh wins contract to manufacture joint light tactical vehicle

    Aug 26, 2015

    Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $6.7 billion contract, Aug. 25, for production of the joint light tactical vehicle.

  • Fast drones, faster decisions the future for combat injured

    Aug 26, 2015

    During a break between meetings at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld spoke about the concept of innovation in the field of mobile trauma care.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Soldiers battle Washington wildfires

    Aug 25, 2015

    With the Tower Wildfire burning more than 10,000 acres of forest in Northeastern Washington over the last week, the Soldiers of Task Force First Round cannot get to the front lines quick enough, and to make this happen, they are completing training, which is setting the stage for future operations.

  • Army, DOD experts discuss multi-pronged approach to brain injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army and Department of Defense experts recently discussed a multi-pronged approach to traumatic brain injuries during a seminar designed to share updated information on the management and treatment of traumatic brain injury with staff from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Aug. 7.

  • Army Medicine research scientists work to eliminate heat-related injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    A team of research scientists at the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command on Fort Detrick, Maryland, are working to eliminate heat-related injuries to military service members.

  • Lifeliner signal Soldiers hone technical, tactical skills

    Aug 24, 2015

    Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, trained on both their tactical and technical skills during a two-week field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Army War College adds Gulf War case study to curriculum

    Aug 24, 2015

    When classes began Aug. 17, the U.S. Army War College introduced a new seven-day Introduction to Strategic Studies course, which includes a four-day Gulf War case study.

  • Army embraces diversity, chaplain tells foreign journalists

    Aug 22, 2015

    "My role as chaplain is not to push my faith on someone. My role is to facilitate someone's growth in his or her own faith," said Col. Kenneth Williams, a Pentagon chaplain.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

  • All cannon military occupational specialties could soon open to females

    Aug 21, 2015

    Army leadership has recommended that field artillery military occupational specialties, or MOSs, 13B (cannon crewmember) and 13D (automated tactical data systems specialist) be open to women, the Army's chief of field artillery said.

  • Army sees challenges ahead to recruiting future Soldiers

    Aug 21, 2015

    This fiscal year the Army will make its mission of 59,000 active-duty accessions who enter basic combat training, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow said.

  • Troopers receive new Raven UAS camera upgrade

    Aug 21, 2015

    Selected units received an upgrade to their Raven unmanned aerial systems during an initiative here last week.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month message: Plan for worst

    Aug 20, 2015

    Terrorists have struck military targets in the United States, as well as overseas, and it is likely such attacks will continue. Terrorism experts caution to plan for the worst.

  • Active-duty Soldiers to join Guard in battling wildfires

    Aug 20, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved the assignment of active-duty Soldiers to assist the National Interagency Fire Center, or NIFC, in battling wildfires in the western states, Aug. 17.

  • Researchers try to find light in the darkest of moonless nights

    Aug 19, 2015

    Benét Laboratories, which is located on the Army's Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together about 20 of the nation's experts in a field of research, which involves a relatively new material called black silicon. If application follows research, black silicon should provide a better life for mankind and for Soldiers.

  • 94 men, two women complete Swamp Phase, earn Ranger Tab

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced today that 94 men and two women met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate the Ranger Course, Aug. 21.

  • Soldiers win third consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Sevens crown

    Aug 18, 2015

    The All-Army team won its third consecutive crown at the 2015 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship Tournament at Infinity Park, home of the Glendale Raptors, one of the nation's premier rugby clubs, Aug. 14-15.

  • Acting Army undersecretary visits Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Aug 18, 2015

    The Army's second highest ranking civilian official met with Soldiers and civilians from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 18.

  • Engineers take protecting New Orleans personally

    Aug 17, 2015

    Throughout the last 10 years, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel have dedicated their lives to rebuilding the storm and hurricane protection system in New Orleans, Col. Richard Hansen said.

  • Small-town Army NCO shaped by family, war, football

    Aug 17, 2015

    Russ Currie had not yet been born when his uncle, Jerry Lee Patrick, was killed in Vietnam.

  • Strike leads Performance Triad pilot program

    Aug 17, 2015

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was one of five brigades in the Army selected to participate in the Performance Triad pilot program, an Army-wide initiative to ensure Soldiers and their Families are provided tools and information to lead a healthier lifestyle.

  • Soldiers must complete school before promotion

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers will no longer be promoted without first having successfully completed related professional military education courses, according to recently-signed Army Directive. Soldiers will need to complete their schooling before they are allowed their new stripes.

  • Wars fought by ground troops, new Army chief says

    Aug 14, 2015

    Continued freedom in America requires a continued commitment to maintaining strong, equipped, well-led and well-trained ground forces, said the Army's 39th Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • Dailey: NCOs should strive to serve at National Training Center

    Aug 14, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey emphasized the importance of the mission of the National Training Center, which trains 10 brigades per year, and was the site of Exercise Joint Forcible Entry Dragon Spear, Aug. 5-6, during a visit here, Aug. 4-6.

  • Troops sharpen skills during leaders course

    Aug 14, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers discover enemy troops planting improvised explosive devices on the road to a weapons of mass destruction site.

  • Make-A-Wish recipient reunites with Army general years later

    Aug 13, 2015

    It was more than 10 years ago when nine-year-old Evan Schneider was granted his wish as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to become an Army Ranger. Schneider was diagnosed with a heart defect before birth and had a heart transplant when he was just four weeks old.

  • Non-medical attendants help ease stress of recovery for wounded, ill, injured

    Aug 13, 2015

    In such cases where severely wounded, ill or injured troops are incapable of fully managing their day-to-day affairs on their own, the military offers the option of non-medical attendants, who serve as live-in caregivers to help these troops as they continue treatment and work to recover.

  • Forum briefs Odierno on ways to improve SHARP

    Aug 13, 2015

    During one of the final briefings of his tenure as Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno heard solutions and offered his thoughts to some 140 sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates.

  • Two-for-one device houses right radio at right time

    Aug 12, 2015

    An apparatus no bigger than a breadbox recently solved a challenge involving two radios and the need to make their transport lighter.

  • Military police use partnerships to enhance training

    Aug 12, 2015

    The rumbling tires of a black armored truck come to an abrupt halt on a dirt road as Soldiers dressed in combat gear dismount the vehicle and tactically enter a small rectangular building to perform a felony warrant arrest.

  • Odierno: Nation at important flex point

    Aug 12, 2015

    "I believe this nation is at an important inflexion point, specifically regarding national security," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a news conference at the Pentagon, Aug. 12.

  • Mann addresses missile defense future during symposium

    Aug 12, 2015

    The leader of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command explained how the command is ensuring space and missile defense for the war fighter, the Army and the nation during the 18th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Aug. 12.

  • Army railroaders undergoing dramatic change

    Aug 12, 2015

    A transporter in the rather obscure corner of logistics called rail operations, Sgt. 1st Class Elrick Richburg literally has a boot on each side of progress. He has logged 17 years as a rail Soldier in the traditional sense but has spent the past two years helping to shape a future marked by dramatic change.

  • So far 63 percent of Soldiers surveyed like 'Ike' jacket

    Aug 11, 2015

    Preliminary results show that a majority of Soldiers want a chance to wear the Ike jacket for dress and black socks for physical training, but a survey on proposed uniform changes has been extended until Aug. 31.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • Army Reserve Soldier uses military training to advance civilian career

    Aug 11, 2015

    The 397th Signal Company, Riverside, California, maintained the Joint Network Node and satellite transport terminal to provide secure voice, video and data services to troops at Alameda Point, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, and Camp Parks, California, during the Big Logistics-Over-The-Shore, West exercise.

  • California Army National Guard help bridge gaps and fighting fires

    Aug 11, 2015

    Burning on one side of Northern California's Cache Creek is the Rocky Fire, the Golden State's largest wildfire so far this year.

  • Leaders strive to keep Soldiers safe from heat injuries

    Aug 11, 2015

    Heat is one of the highest risks any Soldier will face here on Fort Benning, said Jill Carlson, safety director for the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Conventional, special forces team up during 'Joint Forcible Entry' exercise

    Aug 9, 2015

    Rounds from an M1A1 main battle tank followed by rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System illuminated the desert here, kicking off a "Joint Forcible Entry," or JFE, exercise.

  • Army Reserve, active Army engineers bridge the gap on training

    Aug 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve and active Army engineer units cooperated in constructing a movable bridge across the Arkansas River to create a path for units to cross during Operation River Assault, a training exercise that culminated, Aug. 4.

  • Working dog competition tests skills, builds camaraderie

    Aug 7, 2015

    ilitary and police working dog teams went nose to nose while competing in the 2015 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Skills Challenge, hosted by the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, July 27-31.

  • 10th Mountain Division gains first female brigadier general

    Aug 6, 2015

    For the first time, the 10th Mountain Division (LI) has a female general. Col. Diana Holland, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy commander for support, became the first woman to serve as deputy commanding general in any Army light infantry division, during a promotion ceremony July 29 at the Commons on post.

  • SHARP Program Improvement Forum aims to better serve victims

    Aug 6, 2015

    Borrowing on the idea of the Army Family Action Plan forum, the Army launched its first Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program improvement conference today to seek out and collect a range of ideas on how to better serve those who have been victimized by harassment and assault.

  • Massachusetts gift enhances collaborative Army research

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Secretary of the Army has accepted a $900,000 gift from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Development Finance Agency, or MassDevelopment, to perform infrastructure upgrades to the Doriot Climatic Chambers at the U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Army integrates tactical vehicles for fall assessments

    Aug 4, 2015

    Imagine large Army tactical vehicles as far as the eye can see -- that is the current state of the Integration Motor Pool at Fort Bliss, Texas. As preparation continues for this fall's Network Integration Evaluation 16.1/Army Warfighter Assessment, or NIE 16.1/AWA, hundreds of vehicles including Strykers, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and command post vehicles are receiving installations of the Army's latest tactical communications systems.

  • Army participating in huge counter-drone demo

    Aug 4, 2015

    Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they're hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration.

  • Soldiers pass Mountain Phase, inch closer to earning Ranger Tab

    Aug 4, 2015

    The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced, July 31, that 125 men and two women met the standards to complete the Mountain Phase of the Ranger Course.

  • Mental skills training improving Soldier performance

    Aug 3, 2015

    Army researchers have found effective techniques to dramatically improve Soldiers' cognitive and physical abilities through a regimen of mental skills training.

  • Reserve Soldiers provide medical support during Walking Shield '15

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers recently gave back to an American community in need, while gaining perspective on a culture that precedes the U.S. military.

  • Army vice, military kids race cars for science

    Jul 31, 2015

    Military kids got some face time with the Army's vice chief of staff last week during a science experiment using toy cars that was meant to broaden their understanding of collisions, speed, angles, slopes, kinetic energy and potential energy.

  • Army to develop cyber campus in Alabama

    Jul 30, 2015

    In January 2015, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center acquired two Redstone Arsenal buildings, which are being dedicated to the cybersecurity mission.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade bids farewell to Kiowa

    Jul 30, 2015

    The skies over New York's North Country had a solemn feel as the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment conducted its final OH-58D Kiowa Warrior flight over Fort Drum and the surrounding communities, July 28.

  • Soldiers in Transition learn skills needed to navigate challenges, find focus

    Jul 30, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade, Able Troop, received performance training designed to help them not only navigate the challenges as part of the recovery process, but also to provide focus and a different way of thinking as these Soldiers look to the next phase of their careers.

  • Developments enhance future vertical lift aircraft

    Jul 29, 2015

    Efforts are being made to establish methods to reduce the time to develop and field new software capabilities and their life cycle costs for future vertical lift aircraft.

  • New technologies signify shift in assessing Army innovation, shaping requirements

    Jul 29, 2015

    Fort Bliss, Texas, is a hub for Army technological innovation. This fall, it will not just be the technology that is innovative; but also the event in which new technologies will be reviewed.

  • Army leaders: Trust, ethic are foundation of force

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Army profession is built on trust that starts with every member of the total force, said the Army's most senior civilian and military leaders, who met for two days at West Point.

  • Natick investigates high-barrier, non-foil materials for food packaging

    Jul 28, 2015

    Scientists at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are investigating high-barrier, non-foil materials, which have the potential to be lighter in weight, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly than foil-based packaging.

  • Army defends Best in Nation title at National Trophy Pistol Matches

    Jul 28, 2015

    The Army's Service Pistol Team won the National Trophy Pistol Team Match during the 2015 Civilian Marksmanship Program National Trophy Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, July 12.

  • Army athletes, coaches bolster Team USA performance at Pan Am Games

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldier-athletes from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, won two gold, one silver and five bronze medals as members of Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

  • New Army cyber officers hack improvements into DARPA's 'Plan X'

    Jul 28, 2015

    "Do you have a map in your car? When was the last time you looked at a compass? Imagine a day when we don't have that technology such as the Global Positioning System, better known as GPS. These are the things we worry about," Capt. James McColl said.

  • Army leaders meet at West Point, strategize Army Ethic

    Jul 27, 2015

    The most senior leaders of the Army gathered at the U.S. Military Academy for a two-day discussion on the strategic stewardship of the Army profession.

  • Army hospital's surgical care ranks among best in nation

    Jul 24, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation for surgical care, according to a recent report from the American College of Surgeons.

  • McHugh delivers capstone address at Army War College

    Jul 24, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh delivered the capstone address to the Army War College student body in Bliss Hall, July 23, culminating the Distance Education Class of 2015's 2nd resident phase at Carlisle.

  • Army celebrates 50th anniversary of Army Community Service

    Jul 24, 2015

    "Soldiers will do anything if they know their Families are being cared for," said Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, referring to Army Community Service, which is committed to caring for them.

  • Odierno discusses challenges with leaders

    Jul 24, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met with leaders, officers and senior noncommissioned officers during a visit to the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson to address challenges Soldiers face daily, July 23.

  • Crane Army key for Navy aircraft bomb renovation

    Jul 22, 2015

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity is supporting U.S. and coalition warfighters conducting airstrikes in Operation Inherent Resolve by being the primary facility for renovating the Navy's general purpose aircraft bomb inventory.

  • Combat 'multi-tool' unit trains to send engineers to Sapper School

    Jul 22, 2015

    The 374th Engineer Company (Sapper) spent two weeks in the field training - 12 to 18 hours each day - to prepare their leaders for the elite Sapper Leader Course.

  • West Point Cadets assist Fort Irwin with its new 100-year storm water management plan

    Jul 22, 2015

    West Point cadets and a faculty member are assisting Fort Irwin with redesigning its storm water management system after a 100-year storm caused millions of dollars in damage to its cantonment area in August 2013.

  • Ranger saves life of drowning child

    Jul 21, 2015

    On the afternoon of July 11 at a local resident community pool area, Spc. Luke Smith and some friends were cleaning up after hosting a barbecue with fellow Rangers and their Families. Soon later, he realized a six-year-old child had fallen into a pool and drowned.

  • Soldier determined to never quit; living the creed

    Jul 21, 2015

    Shortly after completing basic combat training late in 2013, Pfc. Gustavo Moreno began defending his country, and literally fighting for his life. Moreno was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a rare subtype of adult non-Hodgkin cancer, commonly treated with intensive chemotherapy.

  • Russia greatest threat to US, Milley tells lawmakers

    Jul 21, 2015

    "Russia is the only country on Earth that retains a nuclear capability to destroy the United States, so it's an existential threat," said Gen. Mark A. Milley, in response to a senator's question on the biggest military threat to the United States.

  • Future Army nanosatellites to empower Soldiers

    Jul 20, 2015

    One Army project is making the future of satellite communications more responsive to Soldiers' needs.

  • Soldier, combat dog share PTSD diagnosis, road to recovery

    Jul 20, 2015

    Up at 5 a.m., retired Staff Sgt. Matthew Bessler often speaks his first words of the day to his dog, Mike, who lives with him now in Powell, Wyoming, and who has deployed with him twice to Iraq.

  • Soldier earns Olympic berth in Modern Pentathlon at Pan American Games

    Jul 20, 2015

    Spc. Nathan Schrimsher earned an automatic berth into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with a third-place finish in men's Modern Pentathlon at the 2015 Pan American Games, July 19.

  • Soldiers matriculate at newly-opened 'ArmyU'

    Jul 17, 2015

    The Army is consolidating Soldier education under "one roof" as part of the "Army University" concept, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Carter awards Pentagon's improvised explosive device agency unit award

    Jul 17, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, now the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, at the Pentagon, July 16.

  • Soldier-athletes help Team USA win team title at PanAm Games

    Jul 17, 2015

    Capt. Jon Anderson and Sgt. Whitney Conder struck gold and Sgt. Spenser Mango won bronze helping Team USA win the Pan American Games Greco-Roman team title for the first time in 40 years.

  • Drill sergeant does double duty as Taekwondo coach

    Jul 16, 2015

    Watching a group of Navy personnel train for deployment overseas wouldn't seem the ideal place to witness the head coach of the All-Military Taekwondo team in action, but it is. For the coach, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fennell - also a drill sergeant with Task Force Marshall - preparing others to fight is an everyday occurrence.