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  • 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).

  • New opportunities for Army Civilian development announced

    Oct 1, 2014

    A program designed to set up GS-13 or equivalent employees for career success should begin in fiscal year 2016, a Department of the Army human resources specialist told a group of U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees Sept. 24, 2014, at the Fort Sam Houston Theater in San Antonio.

  • Warrior Games cyclists overcome challenges as team with 'some oomph'

    Sep 30, 2014

    The cyclists, wind-blown and lashed from rain, rounded the curve and pushed through the final straightaway to cross the finish line. The fans, undeterred by the sudden downpour, screamed and clapped as the bikes whipped by. It was a dramatic but fitting display for the seventh and last cycling event in the 2014 Warrior Games, drenching but never dissuading the athletes who have already prevailed over so much.

  • Athlete regains 'sense of self' in first competition of 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 29, 2014

    "Point Army," the announcer boomed, and Ron Hasting, Rhonda Caskey and Corey Hasting collectively caught their breath. They watched from the bleachers as Sgt. Scotty Hasting sat balancing on his right hip on center court, pushed his body forward and used this momentum to pitch the volleyball back over the net. Sitting volleyball was the first event of the fifth annual Warrior Games, and Hasting's parents and younger brother watched as the Army team waged an offensive against the Air Force in the three-part game.

  • Warrior Games kick off in Colorado

    Sep 28, 2014

    Two-hundred wounded, ill or injured athletes came together Sept. 28, 2014, for a week-long competition in adaptive sports and to claim the rights to the Chairman's Cup in the fifth annual Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Soldiers train to operate in confined spaces

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained to operate in confined spaces at the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, in Elma, Washington.

  • Army, Air Force move data over same network for first time at Joint Base San Antonio

    Sep 24, 2014

    This month, the Army and Air Force achieved major network security and capacity upgrades at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Defense Information Systems Agency. This is the first Department of Defense location to achieve the pairing of new switching technologies and security stacks. In addition, network speed for end users has increased dramatically.

  • Terror scenario hits D.C. stadium

    Sep 24, 2014

    What if a chemical attack were to take place during a major sporting event? Federal and local authorities came together Sept. 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C., to practice for such a mass casualty event in Capital Shield 2015.

  • SMA discusses sexual assault, suicide during Lee town hall

    Sep 23, 2014

    Character, commitment and competence are key to reducing sexual assaults and suicide among service members, according to the Army's most senior non-commissioned officer, during a visit to Fort Lee, Virginia, Sept. 22, 2014.

  • Refining shooters' instincts in the Army Reserve

    Sep 23, 2014

    There's nothing natural about shooting a rifle. Marksmanship goes against every instinct a Soldier has. That's why the Army Reserve has a mobile marksmanship training team that travels the country to help units improve their shooting skills and range scores.

  • 10th Mountain brigade earns top team at Canadian Ironman

    Sep 22, 2014

    A team of 13 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), earned top-team honors during the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Ironman Competition, Sept. 10, 2014, at Petawawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier wins 2014 Drill Sergeant of Year Competition

    Sep 22, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier won the Training and Doctrine Command's 2014 Drill Sergeant of the Year title, at the end of this year's competition, Sept. 11, 2014, held at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  • Service members take part in University of Maryland's tribute to 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    Sep 19, 2014

    Fort Meade, Maryland, service members and other military personnel unfurled a 100-yard-long American flag, during University of Maryland's Military Appreciation Day football halftime show, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Maryland.

  • Army EOD Soldiers win bomb squad competition

    Sep 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers won first place in Urban Shield, a Bay Area bomb squad competition in California.

  • Reservists assist underserved U.S. communities through Innovative Readiness Training

    Sep 17, 2014

    Localities across the nation are tapping into the skills of Army Reservists, through the DOD Innovative Readiness Training program, to help providing quality services to communities throughout the U.S.

  • Family of Medal of Honor recipient Sloat makes solemn visit to Vietnam Wall

    Sep 17, 2014

    Family members of Medal of Honor recipient Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat made a somber visit to the Vietnam Wall where his name is etched with the tens of thousands of other fallen service members from the war.

  • Soldier rescues woman from alligator-infested waters

    Sep 16, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician rescued a woman from alligator-infested waters at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • SMA Chandler returns to 'home base'

    Sep 15, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III has been across the globe during his career, however, he made only his third trip to Massachusetts since he enlisted in Brockton, Massachusetts, in 1981, and his first trip back to the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, since his graduation.

  • Fort Leavenworth dedicates library in honor of Rep. Ike

    Sep 12, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a public ceremony renaming the library at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in honor of deceased former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Missouri Representative Ike Skelton, Sept. 12, 2014.

  • Mounted color guard Soldiers represent 'Big Red One' at Kansas State Fair

    Sep 11, 2014

    With its most experienced muleskinners long departed, the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard took a rookie team to this year's Kansas State Fair, in Hutchinson, Kansas, Sept. 6, 2014, and walked away with seven ribbons.

  • SMA visits Natick on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 11, 2014

    On the 13th anniversary of a day etched in the nation's collective memory, the Army's highest-ranking NCO visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Division West trainers oversee Wyoming Guard artillery unit re-mission

    Sep 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 395th Field Artillery, 120th Infantry Brigade, began assessing a Wyoming National Guard unit's re-mission progress, as they switch from using towed M198 Howitzers, to the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

  • Squadron prepares for complex missions to span three countries, two continents

    Sep 9, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Squadron "Garryowen," 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, are training at Fort Hood, Texas, for Atlantic Resolve and Combined Resolve III.

  • 1-71 Cavalry trains with Dragoons in Canada

    Sep 8, 2014

    Cavalry scouts from Fort Drum, New York, encountered a unique training experience when they had an opportunity to work alongside members of the Canadian Royal Dragoons, Aug. 11-20, 2014, in Petawawa, Canada.

  • SMA Chandler addresses Soldier, family member questions during Fort Campbell visit

    Sep 8, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler visited Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sept. 3-5, 2014.

  • CSA discusses Army Operating Concept with Army War College class of 2015

    Sep 8, 2014

    The chief of staff of the Army introduced the new Army Operating Concept to those who will evolve, lead the effort, Sept. 8, 2014, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

  • Open Campus initiative allows open collaboration for Army Research Laboratory

    Sep 4, 2014

    In order to successfully bring ideas to life, collaboration between various agencies, both federal and non-federal, is often necessary. Army Research Laboratory's Open Campus initiative is a program that allows for this type of collaboration between ARL researchers, academia, industry and small business, both nationally and globally.

  • LEAP awardees save Army billions

    Sep 4, 2014

    Eleven Army organizations that streamlined their business operations, eliminated redundancy and saved billions of dollars, were recognized for their excellent Lean Six Sigma practices, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 3, 2014.

  • Army Undersecretary visits Fort Leavenworth

    Sep 4, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson traveled to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to meet with key leadership and discuss some of the initiatives that will directly impact the Army as we move the force into the future.

  • 1st Cavalry unit selected for South Korea deployment

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army's III Corps announced Sept. 3, 2014, the rotational deployment of Fort Hood's 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Camp Hovey and Camp Stanley, in South Korea, in October.

  • Rising Thunder brings Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force together

    Sep 3, 2014

    Operation Rising Thunder roared to a start with an opening ceremony Sept. 2, 2014, at Yakima Training Center, Yakima, Washington.

  • 20th CBRNE troops train with 82nd Airborne Division

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is training with paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, this month.

  • CAPE director discusses responsibility, Army Profession at Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 2, 2014

    To put an emphasis on leadership development, the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence hosted five Army Profession and Ethics sessions presented by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, Aug. 19-21, 2014, on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • 'Rakkasans' wrap up Joint Readiness Training Center rotation

    Aug 28, 2014

    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a month-long training rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, recently.

  • Sill simulator trains Stinger crews

    Aug 28, 2014

    Inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator, Fort Sill's (Okla.) newest Avenger crewmembers are encapsulated in training necessary to take down enemy aerial targets.

  • Army prepares for dangers lurking in 'deep future' megacities

    Aug 28, 2014

    Within about two decades, roughly 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, particularly megacities of more than 10 million, and this week's Exercise Unified Quest focused on a megacity with inhabitants bent on terror and destruction.

  • 20th CBRNE training prepares Soldiers for all hazards

    Aug 27, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is operating with ground combat units during decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army's premier training centers.

  • Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

    Aug 27, 2014

    The staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only help them lose weight but also helping identify the underlying issues associated with obesity.

  • No time to rest for Fife and Drum Corps as 'Spirit of America' approaches

    Aug 26, 2014

    The 2014 Spirit of America itinerary for The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is set, and the Soldiers will be rehearsing and practicing new drill choreography, while getting ready to travel from Boston to Albany, New York, and on to Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • Active duty, National Guard relearn Total Force Policy together

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, are training at the Orchard Combat Training Center, south of Boise, Idaho, this month, demonstrating their ability to conduct fiscally responsible, multi-component training as part of the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • 'Big Red One,' 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conduct bridge-construction exercise

    Aug 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the Fort Riley, Kansas-based 1st Infantry Division, conducted a combined arms gap crossing exercise with the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Aug. 18-21, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Leaders participate in team challenge, build working relationships

    Aug 26, 2014

    Leaders with the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment "Headhunters," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, came together in competitive spirit for a leadership challenge, Aug 15, 2014.

  • 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade troops dive into water operations training

    Aug 25, 2014

    Soldiers with the 94th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, spent a morning outside of their comfort zone, as they conducted a water operations training exercise, Aug. 14, 2014, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • End of an era: Last OH-58D Kiowa Aviator class to graduate

    Aug 25, 2014

    A legacy decades in the making is coming to an end, as eight students from the last OH-58D Kiowa Warrior class prepare to graduate at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade conducts joint forced entry at JRTC

    Aug 22, 2014

    Air crews from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), flew in support of 1st Brigade Combat Team rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center, at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Aug. 14, 2014.

  • SMA discusses Army future, importance of Fort Huachuca mission

    Aug 22, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, paid a visit to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Aug. 20-21, 2014, to speak with local Soldiers, civilians and family members and reassure them just how important they are to the Army.

  • Leader of Northern Command praises Missile Defense Agency

    Aug 22, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Northern Command took a very public stand on the agency developing the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System, during the Space and Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Aug. 13, 2014.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center leads Army, region in endoscopic suturing

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the first U.S. Army medical treatment facility to offer endoscopic procedures using the Apollo OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

  • Hawaii-based team named Army's 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of Year

    Aug 20, 2014

    A three-Soldier team from the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, won the top prize in the 2014 EOD Team of the Year Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • MPs, aviators train together to protect, serve, MedEvac

    Aug 20, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, taught MedEvac training to Soldiers during their 759th MP Battalion, "Immortal" Challenge Competition, on Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • Paratroopers, Special Forces Soldiers, Fayetteville community celebrate National Airborne Day

    Aug 20, 2014

    Young and old alike turned out to celebrate National Airborne Day, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina.

  • Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills

    Aug 19, 2014

    New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, 2014, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors.

  • Three million M18 grenades produced without a failure

    Aug 18, 2014

    The Directorate of Ammunition Operations at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, achieved a major quality milestone July 2, 2014, when it produced its three millionth M18 colored smoke grenade without a failure.

  • Milley takes FORSCOM colors, Allyn departs Fort Bragg to become Army vice chief

    Aug 18, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 15, 2014, as his predecessor, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to be the 35th vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Army EOD Soldiers suit up to help abandoned pets

    Aug 18, 2014

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 710th EOD Company donned their 75-pound bomb suits and walked up and down the steps in Tacoma, Washington's Stadium Bowl, a sports venue with more steps than the Empire State Building, to raise money for abandoned pets.

  • AMC leader praises ammo plant's capabilities, support to DOD

    Aug 18, 2014

    The senior Army leader responsible for equipping the nation's Soldiers with everything they wear, shoot, drive, fly and eat made his first-ever visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma.

  • MG Harold J. Greene laid to rest at Arlington

    Aug 15, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the senior-most U.S. military officer to have been killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, Aug. 14, 2014.

  • Army memorial ceremony honors Maj. Gen. Greene

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Army paid tribute to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in a memorial ceremony Aug. 13, 2014, in the Pentagon auditorium.

  • Natick competes at Leapfest XXXI

    Aug 14, 2014

    Steady rain didn't stop hundreds of paratroopers from jumping at this year's Leapfest, the 31st annual international parachute training and competition event sponsored by the Rhode Island National Guard and held at the University of Rhode Island, Aug. 2, 2014.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldier makes difference in lives of Special Olympics athletes

    Aug 13, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jeffery Kirk, uplift platoon sergeant, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, spends part of his time volunteering with the Manhattan, Kansas, chapter of the Special Olympics, coaching basketball, volleyball, track and field and other sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

  • Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

    Aug 13, 2014

    A memorial ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2014, six days after Greene was mortally wounded in a shooting at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Afghanistan.

  • Total Army concept the future for National Guard

    Aug 13, 2014

    Commanding General U.S. Army Forces Command Gen. Daniel B. Allyn toured Fort Stewart, Ga., to observe the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's eXportable Combat Training Capabilities exercise.

  • Army ROTC Cadet Summer Training graduates last regiment for 2014

    Aug 12, 2014

    Army ROTC Cadets assigned to 6th Regiment, Leader's Training Course, graduated Aug. 12, 2014, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, marking the end of summer training for 2014.

  • 20th CBRNE units 'hunt' for nuclear fallout during exercise

    Aug 11, 2014

    Units from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained with federal, state and local agencies during Exercise Prominent Hunt at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, RDECOM remember fallen Soldier Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Aug 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, community mourn the loss of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed Aug. 5, 2014, during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Vietnamese-born 'First Team' officer makes history, pins star

    Aug 8, 2014

    "In 1975, when I was 9 years old, we had to make that escape from Vietnam, and my family got out of South Vietnam the day before the fall of Saigon," said Brig. Gen. Viet Luong, 1st Cavalry Division's deputy commanding general for maneuver.

  • SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

    Aug 6, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 5-6, 2014, to meet with Soldiers and family members and to talk about the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Army surpasses small business contracting goal

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Small Business Administration announced Aug. 1, 2014, that for the first time in eight years, the federal government met its 23 percent statutory goal for small business contracting in fiscal year 2013. The Army played a major role in this success, spending more dollars with small businesses than any other federal agency, according to Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs.

  • 20th CBRNE demonstrates mission capabilities

    Aug 6, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) demonstrated some of its unique and critical mission capabilities Aug. 5-6, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • 1st Cavalry troopers practice raining fire from sky

    Aug 5, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Attack Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, on Fort Hood, Texas, took to the skies and qualified on the helicopter's weapons.

  • Army civilian develops interview method to help unlock memories, reduce revictimization

    Aug 4, 2014

    A revolutionary approach to interviewing sexual assault victims, created by a Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, researcher, is obtaining more information about crimes -- potentially leading to more offender prosecutions.

  • Army Human Resources Command leader offers reshaping insight

    Aug 4, 2014

    As the Army moves toward reduced troop numbers, leaders must continue to ensure the most agile and adaptive Soldiers continue to serve, according to the commander of the Army Human Resources Command, speaking at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers completes first construction contract for Indian River Lagoon-South project

    Aug 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has completed the first construction contract for the Indian River Lagoon-South, C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area project, in Martin County, Fla.

  • Three things to know during Anti-terrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 1, 2014

    Each year, the Army sets aside August to raise awareness of its ongoing efforts to protect Soldiers and their families, Department of the Army civilians and contractors from terrorist threats.

  • SMA: The Army Ethic 'doorway' to profession

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Ethic is the "doorway" into our profession, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, during an interview with senior Army leaders at the conclusion of the CSA Army Profession Symposium, held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., July 30-31, 2014.

  • Carson briefed on 20th CBRNE Command operations

    Jul 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army's second highest ranking civilian official was briefed on the global operations of the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) during a visit Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 29, 2014.

  • Mamie Eisenhower letter donated to Fort Meade Museum

    Jul 31, 2014

    A letter from former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower was donated to the Fort Meade Museum, in Maryland, July 25, 2014.

  • 'Right' defense contracts needed to support critical skill retention at Watervliet

    Jul 30, 2014

    In an era of declining defense budgets, the Watervliet Arsenal, New York, needs contracts to produce more than just revenue. It needs the "right kind" of contracts to retain a critical skill base that is required to support large caliber manufacturing for the Defense Department and to allied militaries.