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  • Army aviators in Europe facing potential peer adversary

    May 2, 2016

    Army aviation in Europe is down to just one combat aviation brigade, the 12th CAB, minus a portion of its headquarters, along with a company of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and a battalion of AH-64 Apache helicopters, said Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler.

  • Picatinny division protects armament systems from cyber-attacks

    May 2, 2016

    Modern armament systems leverage computers and networks to enhance speed and accuracy. But with increased performance comes a greater risk of introducing cyber vulnerabilities.

  • Sikhs gather for DOD-sponsored Vaisakhi celebration

    Apr 29, 2016

    Service members and civilian members of the Sikh community from the Washington, D.C. area, as well as some Solders from as far away as Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and New York, met April 29, at the Pentagon for a Sikh Vaisakhi celebration, sponsored by the Office of the Pentagon Chaplain.

  • Professional athlete joins Army team

    Apr 28, 2016

    Spc. Fesuiaigaomalofou "Ina" Liaina is accustomed to being part of a team. As a former college and NFL fullback, he played before thousands of screaming fans. Liaina said he felt pride when putting on a jersey for game days for almost six years. When his playing days were over, something was missing.

  • Medal of Honor recipient shares experience, advice

    Apr 27, 2016

    Capt. Florent Groberg, Medal of Honor recipient, was at Fort Benning, April 25, to be inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame. While here, he had the opportunity to share his experience with a group of Officer Candidate students and veterans.

  • AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    The Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country. The airframes are being transferred from the National Guard to the active duty Army as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative in an effort to cut costs in Army Aviation and to fill the mission capability gap left by the retirement of the OH-58D Kiowa Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • Special Operations veteran prepares for 2016 Invictus Games

    Apr 26, 2016

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Sualauvi "Sua" Tuimalealifano, a member of U.S. Special Operations Command's Military Adaptive Sports Program, continues to progress beyond what medical professionals thought possible as he trains for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.

  • SMA Dailey: 'We must fight and win'

    Apr 26, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey told a gathering of U.S. Army Reserve senior leaders they must execute the Army's core mission of fighting and winning. In order to do that, Dailey said leaders must maintain readiness, look to the future of the Army, and take of Soldiers and their Families.

  • Army testing air defense system integration

    Apr 25, 2016

    A series of tests at White Sands Missile Range is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army. The Integrated Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, IFPC Inc 2-I, is a defense system in development to protect Soldiers from aircraft, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial systems, as well as artillery weapons like cannons, rockets and mortars.

  • Texas Guardsmen rescue 140 in Houston floods

    Apr 22, 2016

    Texas Guardsmen from the 736th Component Repair Company, 36th Infantry Division, pulled 140 people to safety from severe flooding in Houston, April 19, 2016. Working alongside Harris County Police officers, firefighters, Sheriff's Office and Texas Task Force 1, guardsmen worked through the night to help Texans in need.

  • Army experiments on providing 'unlimited magazine' to 2025 Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2016

    A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities. The event, called Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, spanned April 11-22 and demonstrated two types of weaponry - one using lasers and the other using electricity-propelled projectiles to acquire and destroy targets.

  • Critical infrastructure vulnerable to attack, says NSA leader

    Apr 21, 2016

    "There's no doubt that Chinese military planners understand the importance of industrial control systems and the critical infrastructure they control," said Rick Ledgett, deputy director, National Security Agency.

  • Following rape, 'runner' rather than 'victim' defines survivor's identity

    Apr 21, 2016

    Monika Korra was raped in December 2009, after leaving a party with her friends.

  • Green Beret returns to service after amputation

    Apr 19, 2016

    A Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free him from underneath a vehicle before a suicide bomber could strike a deadly blow against him and his team.

  • Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history

    Apr 19, 2016

    Soldiers from the Army National Guard took first place in the grueling Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, the first time in the competition's 33-year history it has been won by an Army Guard team.

  • Space Symposium panel discusses space and international partnerships

    Apr 18, 2016

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Attendees of the 32nd Space Symposium gathered at the Broadmoor here to listen to an international panel of senior leaders April 14.

  • Giving all they can: Army Family boasts two Military Children of Year

    Apr 14, 2016

    For the past decade, the McIntyre-Brewer family has needed to be strong -- strong, resilient and hopeful. Strong as an Army family as Capt. Steven Brewer deployed for a total of 36 months. And strong emotionally as Brewer and his wife, Chelle, faced every parent's worst nightmare.

  • National Guard Child of Year says father is role model

    Apr 14, 2016

    Trip Landon, 17, of Ellensburg, Washington, was recognized as the National Guard's 2016 "Military Child of the Year," during an April 14 ceremony here.

  • Strong Bonds: Vital for Soldiers and Families

    Apr 13, 2016

    The strength of the Armyis only as strong as the relationships that support the Soldiers within it. The Army Reserve works to improve the resiliency of those relationships with a chaplain-led program called Strong Bonds.

  • 65th Infantry Regiment receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Apr 13, 2016

    Puerto Rican Soldiers who fought with the 65th Infantry Regiment through America's conflicts going back to World War II were presented the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony on Capitol Hill April 13.

  • National Guard Soldiers define teamwork during Warrior Challenge

    Apr 12, 2016

    Teamwork: a concept to some, but the vital foundation of success and victory to anyone who has ever worn the U.S. military uniform. From the first day of enlistment until the last bite of the retirement cake, teamwork is fundamental in every facet of military life.

  • Bold Quest brings its own challenges

    Apr 12, 2016

    Interoperability. That is the buzzword for Bold Quest, a coalition demonstration sponsored twice yearly by the Joint Staff at the Department of Defense.

  • NCO named women's coach of year by USA Wrestling

    Apr 12, 2016

    In front of more than 11,000 cheering fans April 9 at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling, Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Sieracki was recognized as women's coach of the year.

  • 'Devil Brigade' builds leaders, support for National Training Center rotation

    Apr 11, 2016

    Commanders and staff from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, traveled from their home station at Fort Riley, Kan., to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in late March to conduct leader training before an upcoming rotation there.

  • Sandhurst competition moves beyond war tactics

    Apr 8, 2016

    Hundreds of future military leaders from around the globe came together at the U.S. Military Academy to compete in the annual military skills competition and an inaugural conference Monday. The Sandhurst competition started in 1967 as an internal cadet event, but today is a diverse multinational and joint service competition that attracts teams from across the country and across the world to test their physical fitness, military proficiency and leadership. For the first time, the academy made a noncompetitive addition, the inaugural Sandhurst Conference.

  • Milley names top 3 readiness focal points

    Apr 7, 2016

    While manning and equipping the Army are vitally important to winning the nation's wars, and needs to be addressed, the Army's No. 1 current priority is readiness, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • Resilience: powerful anecdote to adversity

    Apr 6, 2016

    Retired Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum was a guest speaker during Intrepid Spirit's Open House. Recently, the Desert Storm veteran shared her story of resilience in the midst of adversity to a packed conference room at Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit's open house, held in conjunction with March's Brain Injury Awareness Month. Her message: Resilience can help anyone get through something, especially catastrophic events.

  • Army advises UMass Lowell students on wind-power

    Apr 1, 2016

    Sometimes a collaboration can be a windfall for all involved -- especially if that collaboration involves helping college students to develop wind-power technologies that may benefit the Soldier in the future. A team of students from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who are preparing to enter a collegiate wind turbine design competition, looked to experts at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and the U.S. Army Project Manager -- Expeditionary Energy & Sustainment Systems for both business and technical advice.

  • Carter Announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

    Mar 31, 2016

    Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in Tampa, Florida, March 30, 2016.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restoring America's Everglades

    Mar 31, 2016

    Significant progress has been made in restoring America's Everglades over the past five years and a comprehensive report highlighting these efforts has recently been submitted to Congress.

  • Team Army set to excel at 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games

    Mar 31, 2016

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) selected the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans and five alternates representing Team Army at the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games. Army athletes will compete in eight sports against Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and United Kingdom Armed Forces teams June 15-21, 2016, at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Army debuts new Digital Job Book

    Mar 30, 2016

    The Army's new Digital Job Book that makes it easier for Soldiers and small unit leaders to track training is available on the Army Training Network (ATN) (https://atn.army.mil). The new job book records physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes and unit training schedules. It uses data from the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) to replace information recorded on paper job books.

  • Acting SecArmy co-hosts Soldier for Life town hall

    Mar 30, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy co-hosted an online town hall Wednesday to answer questions about transition and Veteran benefits. Also online with the secretary and his team of advisors were representatives from the Veterans Affairs and the Army's Soldier for Life Office.

  • Army General reflects on the past 40 years of women serving in the military

    Mar 29, 2016

    When Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols looks back at her four decades in the Army, she recalls the incredible service of women and the sacrifices and contributions they made for the nation.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest

    Mar 29, 2016

    A Soldier and two family members won 10 awards between the three of them in the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest. Hosted annually by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the contest received 2,509 entries, from which 14 first, second and third-place winners were selected, along with 23 honorable mentions.

  • Murphy: Sexual assault, harassment detrimental to combat readiness

    Mar 28, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC).

  • Mini UAS: Big capabilities can come in small packages

    Mar 28, 2016

    The basic small-unit fighting capability of the Army is the squad. One of its weaknesses is broad-area situational awareness, particularly in unfamiliar environments. A likely solution? A nano unmanned aerial system, or UAS, with reconnaissance capability.

  • US Army successfully fires Stinger missile from new launch platform

    Mar 24, 2016

    The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform on March 23, 2016.

  • Total Army working together to forge future

    Mar 23, 2016

    The Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are working together well to assess recommendations from a national commission on the service's future and fully implement the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • Clear requirements, level playing field

    Mar 22, 2016

    ARDEC and JMC worked together to develop an ammunition standard that reduces ambiguity, ensures quality and safety for Soldiers and promotes competition by making the procurement process more transparent for all stakeholders. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Soldiers reveal their skills during Expert Infantryman Badge testing

    Mar 22, 2016

    "When you get your EIB, you stand out. The name of the EIB is Expert Infantryman Badge, so when people see that blue long rifle on your uniform you know you have not just met the standard; in the Infantry you are an expert," said Sgt. 1st Class David Leyva, 198th Infantry Brigade. Soldiers competed to prove that they are experts in their field during the Expert Infantryman Badge testing March 14-18. The units competing were 199th Infantry Brigade, 198th Infantry Brigade, 194th Armored Brigade, 316th Cavalry Brigade and Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

  • 'Big 8' initiative, Army Operating Concept will build the future Army

    Mar 22, 2016

    Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed TRADOC's perspectives on "Big 8" initiatives and how the Army Operating Concept will build the future Army during the 2016 Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center, March 17.

  • Army observes Women's History Month on Capitol Hill

    Mar 21, 2016

    The U.S. Senate hosted a panel March 17 to discuss the role women have played in public service and Defense by inviting senior Army women to speak about their experiences.

  • Honoring the Soldiers of the Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 20, 2016

    Over 6,600 marchers, including wounded warriors, a 10 year old and a 98 year old participated in the March 20 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, honoring those who endured the Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Murphy: Soldiers serve for life, giving back values

    Mar 18, 2016

    Readiness is the Army's No. 1 priority say both the Army's chief of staff and acting secretary -- and "there is no other No. 1." But if there's a front runner for the No. 2 priority, at least for the acting secretary, it would have to be the Army's Soldier for Life Program, and the commitment the Army has to prepare for civilian life those who have volunteered to serve in uniform.

  • 'Be that shining light,' vice chief urges students

    Mar 18, 2016

    "How do you empower unmotivated people?" asked a university student. "You highlighted one of the great leadership challenges," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said to her, noting that the hardest people to empower or inspire are those of one's peer group.

  • Engineers survey iconic bridge

    Mar 17, 2016

    The river flowed slowly by as Soldiers from the 368th Engineer Battalion began their assessment of the 60-year-old double Bailey bridge at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, which has a rich history being featured in films including "We Were Soldiers," during the Combat Support Training Exercise 78-16-01, Feb. 27 to March 18 to determine if the bridge could be saved.

  • 'You can't surge character'

    Mar 17, 2016

    What's the most important attribute a young leader should seek out that will help him or her succeed in the future and win in an increasingly complex world? asked a cadet. "Being leaders of character," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn responded.

  • 'No. 1 readiness risk is sequestration'

    Mar 17, 2016

    The biggest challenge to the military's readiness is sequestration, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn told lawmakers March 15.

  • Army vehicles get technology upgrades for modernization evaluations

    Mar 16, 2016

    Before Soldiers can evaluate the latest version of the Army's on-the-move communications network this spring, hundreds of Army tactical vehicles are receiving technological upgrades within the Integration Motor Pool at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • WASPs: First women in history to fly for Army Air Corps

    Mar 16, 2016

    Before there could be women flying combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, there were the pioneers of the Army Air Forces of World War II.

  • Future of deployments: surge-ready and rotationally-focused

    Mar 16, 2016

    The way the Army deployed for 13 years is "not useful for the world we live in right now," said Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue III, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Forces Command. He outlined a 'return to basics' that includes Emergency Readiness Deployment Exercises.

  • Devil dogs lead Joint Service Corporals Course

    Mar 15, 2016

    A graduation ceremony honored 34 members of Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa as they graduated from a Joint Corporals Leadership Development Course March 11, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The course, developed by the Marine Corps University, places significant emphasis on developing leadership to prepare junior enlisted Marines for their transition from subordinates to small unit leaders; however, this class was held in a deployed location and composed of members from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

  • Louisiana Guard rescue thousands in floods

    Mar 15, 2016

    Louisiana National Guardsmen have rescued more than 4,000 people in the floods that have inundated the state over the past week, a state Guard spokesman said.

  • Cavalry unit puts armor to test

    Mar 14, 2016

    When Soldiers on the frontlines are in the midst of an operation, the last thing they need to be uncertain about is whether their protective equipment will hamper their combat effectiveness.

  • Performance Triad builds momentum, edges closer to Army-wide roll out

    Mar 14, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Getting Soldiers the proper equipment to fight the nation's wars takes considerable time and effort. The same is true when it comes to equipping them for the Performance Triad program, which continues to push toward an Army-wide roll out.

  • Harlem Hell Fighters modernization wins preservation award

    Mar 14, 2016

    One piece of the $46 million modernization of the home of the New York Army National Guard's historic Harlem Hell Fighters is being honored with New York City's premier award for historic preservation in construction projects.

  • Brave Rifles experience Tactical Operating Center operations

    Mar 11, 2016

    Human anatomy is a subject often studied by students in high school, but when it comes to battlefield operations, where does the Tactical Operating Center fit in relation to the body?

  • Korean War casualty gets final rest

    Mar 10, 2016

    After 65 years, Pfc. James M. Smith was finally laid to rest by his family, March 9, with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Wanted: Honor Flight guardians

    Mar 10, 2016

    As more veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam travel to D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program, more volunteers are needed to escort them.

  • Competition fierce at Army Trials

    Mar 9, 2016

    Nearly 100 active-duty and medically-retired Soldier-athletes are vying this week to be one of 45 competitors who will represent Team Army at the DOD Warrior Games in June at West Point, N.Y.

  • Soldier 'Digital Job Book' goes online

    Mar 9, 2016

    "Job books" will return to the Army at the end of this month, in digital form, allowing Soldiers to track such things as physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes, and unit training schedules.

  • A family's long journey leads 3 brothers to new heights

    Mar 8, 2016

    Joseph Bui once jumped from a U.S. Army helicopter to a rooftop for an infantry assault during the Vietnam War.

  • Sky's the limit after breaking aviation ceilings

    Mar 8, 2016

    Not many Army second lieutenants in 1989 were flying fixed-wing aircraft, let alone serving as a pilot for the Army chief of engineers. But that year 2nd Lt. Angelia Farnell was also the first woman to serve in the aviation support unit at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, after the U.S. Army Engineer School and Center moved there.

  • British and US troops collaborate in technology experiments

    Mar 8, 2016

    The 3rd Battalion, The Rifles of the United Kingdom, and Soldiers of A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment (Experimentation Force or EXFOR), partnered with the Maneuver Battle Lab to execute the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, experimenting with a myriad of different technologies and how they can be applied to future war fighting tactics.

  • Wounded Warrior get on track at Army Trials

    Mar 7, 2016

    Twice a day more than 20 runners train at Fort Bliss' Stout Track where they push their bodies to run faster and farther preparing for the Army Trials set to take place here March 6-10.

  • Brave Rifles execute decisive-action mission at NTC

    Mar 7, 2016

    "Train as you fight" is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It's a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment's notice, and that's exactly what the 3rd Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center - they trained for an upcoming deployment.

  • A PTSD knockout

    Mar 7, 2016

    After firing off a medley of artillery rounds, a 19-year-old kid from Brooklyn, New York, set off with his convoy traversing the very area they had just fired on. It was during the Gulf War that Fuentes was first introduced to the realities of post-traumatic stress disorder, but it would be decades before he felt comfortable seeking help and finding an effective outlet for the barrage of intense thoughts and emotions. But in the beginning, it was a different Army then.

  • Soldier 'movin out' to Army Trials

    Mar 7, 2016

    During opening ceremonies for the March 6-10 Army Trials, the Fort Bliss Warrior Transition Battalion Rock Band cut loose with Billy Joel's 1977 hit "Movin' Out." The song title suitably captures the near-term plans for one of the athletes in attendance that night, Sgt. Davey Jones, who will soon say goodbye to fellow Soldiers and staff of the Fort Bragg WTB, where recovered from a shoulder injury.

  • Enlisted Soldiers RACE to West Point

    Mar 4, 2016

    "We are always seeking future leaders for our officer corps. Nearly 15 percent of each West Point class can come from prior service," said Col. Deborah McDonald, adding that she welcomes even greater numbers.

  • Special Operators' Challenges Call for New Priorities, Officials Say

    Mar 3, 2016

    Expanding global conflicts require new priorities for U.S. special operations forces, the principal deputy assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict told the House Armed Services Committee's emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee here March 2, 2016.

  • Rangers conduct close air support mission with F-35A

    Mar 3, 2016

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Although the U.S. Air Force separated from the U.S. Army on Sept. 18, 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to dominate the sky and ground in combat.

  • Army Trials athletes learn to manage energy, increase mental focus

    Mar 3, 2016

    Athletes need to achieve and maintain a certain level of energy to be able to compete and perform at their best when it matters most. Knowing how to manage your energy is even more important for the wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans participating in the 2016 Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army budget focuses on asymmetric threats

    Mar 3, 2016

    "The Army must produce units ready today to win decisively … against an aggressive Russia or its surrogates," said Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy."

  • Gray Eagle teams with Division Artillery

    Mar 2, 2016

    The big guns of 3rd Infantry Division Artillery, roared to life during a Mass Fire Mission on Fort Stewart, March 1. Division artillery teamed with Company E, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, who provided the services of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system.

  • Army wants lighter, better protective equipment for Soldiers

    Mar 2, 2016

    The Army's been focused on lightening the load carried by Soldiers for some time now, in both equipment and protective gear. The effort has benefited male Soldiers in combat units -- and it will benefit the female Soldiers who will join combat units in the future, Army leaders told congressmen.

  • Journey to Army Trials

    Mar 1, 2016

    Fort Bliss, Texas - For Spc. Stephanie Morris, participating at Army Trials 2016 is about more than just competition. It's a way for her to honor her friends and those Soldiers from her unit who died when they were hit by indirect fire in Afghanistan on June 18, 2013.

  • Sources Sought Notice for Stryker lethality improvements

    Mar 1, 2016

    A Sources Sought Notice was issued today by the U.S. Army for the next major upgrade to the entire Stryker Family of Vehicles, focused mainly on lethality improvements. These improvements will encompass both the flat-bottom hull and double v-hull platforms, and will not be limited to cannon application and improvement.

  • Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Army's efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a recent training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The cyber participation in the training was a key element in the Army's ongoing Cyber Support to Corps and Below pilot, designed to help the Army develop how it will build and employ cyber in its tactical formations.

  • 'Never give up, never quit'

    Feb 29, 2016

    "Don't pity me," retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills told hundreds of Soldiers who came to listen to the 82nd Airborne Division Soldier who lost portions of both arms and legs and nearly his life in Afghanistan four years ago.

  • Four reasons the upcoming NCO town hall matters to Soldiers

    Feb 29, 2016

    The command sergeant major who oversees the training and education for the backbone of America's Army will conduct the service's first live-streamed town hall focusing on noncommissioned officer development March 3 from 5-7 p.m. EST.

  • SMA outlines top Army priorities to lawmakers on Capitol Hill

    Feb 26, 2016

    As the Army draws down to 490K Soldiers, many will be looking for civilian careers, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said the service has "invested heavily" in ensuring they are successful.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers conquer Basic Mountain Course

    Feb 25, 2016

    Three 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers completed the two-week Basic Mountain Course at the Army Mountain Warfare School on Feb. 18 with the culminating climb at Smugglers' Notch. This final climb, known as the "Mountain Walk," puts all of the skills that students have learned throughout the course into practice.

  • Laser weapons development by 2023

    Feb 25, 2016

    Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close."

  • 'Soldier for Life' continues to serve as 32nd Army under secretary

    Feb 25, 2016

    Patrick J. Murphy, a third-generation veteran and the first Soldier from the Iraq War elected to Congress, was officially sworn in as the 32nd under secretary of the Army in a Pentagon ceremony, Feb. 24.

  • Virtual reality dome impact of real-life scenarios on cognitive abilities

    Feb 24, 2016

    For researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, there just may be no place like dome. Thanks to its new virtual reality dome, NSRDEC's Cognitive Science and Applications Team will be better able to study the impact of real-world operational situations on a Soldier's cognitive abilities and performance.

  • Increased manpower must come with funding

    Feb 24, 2016

    The Army would like to see a few more Soldiers in the ranks, if it were authorized by Congress -- but only if those additional Soldiers are funded to keep them war-ready, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • New mortar system lighten the load for Soldiers

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has received a $4.6 million contract to start a new product line for the 81mm mortar system that will help reduce an infantryman's fatigue and movement time over a cross-country route.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 23, 2016

    When we see news stories about lead contaminated water flowing out of faucets in Flint, Michigan, and see the troubles the city is having as a result, many of us become concerned about our own City's drinking water supply that we use every day to brush our teeth, take a shower and fill our dog's water bowl.

  • Reserve MPs find new opportunities with Old Guard

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Old Guard isn't teaching new tricks, but they are providing new opportunities to the Army Reserve, especially to the military police community. For three weeks now, Army Reserve MP Soldiers have taken on real-world law and order missions in the national capital region, beginning in early February. The program is expected to last through the year, and it has the potential to expand to other active duty installations across the country.

  • Army takes team titles in wrestling for 15th time

    Feb 23, 2016

    For the 15th straight year now, the Army has dominated the Armed Forces Championships in wrestling, again bringing home team titles last weekend in both Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling.

  • Dyson outlines Army 2017 budget request, chief focus on readiness

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Army budget request for fiscal year 2017 totals a little more than $148 billion and includes a 1.6 percent raise for Soldiers. But this year's budget request, said Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller, was developed with a focus on boosting readiness.

  • Via: Youth must be mentored toward STEM careers now

    Feb 21, 2016

    When's a good time to start mentoring youth for their futures and to get them interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM? Right now, said Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Soldiers' resiliency tested at Victory Forge

    Feb 17, 2016

    Facing a wind chill below freezing, Soldiers in basic combat training with C Company, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson, South Carolina had their skills and resiliency challenged at Victory Forge, Feb. 9-12, 2016.

  • Cavalry 'Chargers' hit the ground running at National Training Center

    Feb 17, 2016

    After returning from a nine-month rotational deployment to the Republic of Korea, the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment "Chargers," 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have had quite a busy year. Along with the expected incoming and outgoing personnel turnover, the last 12 months for them has been full of situational training exercises, gunneries and a stint at the Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise in Camp Shelby, Mississippi where the unit partnered with the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team of the Mississippi National Guard. Now, the Charger Soldiers are at it again as they serve as a subordinate unit of the brigade's sister unit, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, during a rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe. Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York. The project is protecting drinking water and also sustaining this rural community.

  • Cavalry Brigade Combat Team assumes new design, transition nearly complete

    Feb 17, 2016

    Armies have to be adaptable. They have to be capable of changing themselves in response to the evolution of warfare, and the U.S. Army has been in a state of change since 2003 when it began to move toward a modular design.

  • Leaders transforming Army business operations

    Feb 16, 2016

    The scope of the Army's business operations is comparable to a Fortune Top 20 company, Lt. Gen. Tom Spoehr told senior Army leaders.

  • Soldiers experience chemical training

    Feb 16, 2016

    They heard the horror stories before they came to basic training on Fort Benning - the snot, the tears and even losing their breakfast. On Feb. 10 at Britton Range, they found that all the horror stories they'd heard about the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training were true.

  • Army Hosts Industry Day for Improved Medium Tactical Vehicles

    Feb 12, 2016

    This week Army leaders took an important step toward a new competition for improved Medium Tactical Vehicles by sharing lessons learned and planned improvements with interested industry partners.