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  • Teachers become students at NSRDEC

    Sep 6, 2012

    Teachers became students again for a few days this summer as they raced and recorded data for Lego robots or studied dimensions of golf balls and designed their own simulations at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center through "Materials World Modules" training.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest seeks to recondition Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.

  • 10th Mountain Division mortar crews test new equipment

    Sep 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in testing of the new One Tactical Engagement Simulation System, Aug. 14-24, 2012, at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Army begins final phase of childcare fee changes

    Sep 5, 2012

    To coincide with a Department of Defense policy to standardize the cost of childcare across the Services, the Army will institute new fees for Child and Youth Programs beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Wounded warriors build 'resilience' during weekend fishing excursion

    Sep 5, 2012

    Wounded warriors developed closer friendships, stronger self-esteem and a brighter outlook on life -- all tools in building individual resilience -- and brought home several pounds of bass during a three-day outing on Lake Lanier in Georgia..

  • North Dakota Guard, tribes dedicate Lakota helicopter

    Sep 5, 2012

    More than 500 people showed up Sept. 4, 2012, to dedicate the North Dakota Army National Guard's newest helicopter, the UH-72A Lakota, at a ceremony which included a tribal blessing of the aircraft.

  • 'King of Battle' reigns at Fort Bragg

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Field Artillery, in Army lingo, is known as the "King of Battle." The 82nd Airborne Division's 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne) looked to maintain their place on the throne as they took to the field last week to conduct its first Division Artillery Readiness Test in more than five years.

  • Old Guard, U.S. Army Band Soldiers perform at final 2012 Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 31, 2012

    Audience members rumbled with excitement as Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed the last U.S. Army Military District of Washington's "Twilight Tattoo" of the season, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Robotics training helps depot prepare for future

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Business Management Directorate's Technical Development Division at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., now offers introductory classes in robotics to train employees on a future workload that may one day call the depot home.

  • Fort Carson counter-IED specialists help train troops

    Aug 29, 2012

    Outside the wire on training area 11, quartermasters trolled the ground with the newest mine detection equipment, searching for command wire, homemade explosive device triggers and other material that could indicate a possible threat.

  • A new silicon valley in the Northeast?

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Army's Benét Laboratories, which is located at the Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together nearly 30 of the nation's experts this month to share information about a little known resource called "black silicon."

  • Ring ceremony links Class of 2013 with Long Gray Line

    Aug 29, 2012

    The tradition of wearing a class ring originated at the U.S. Military Academy in 1835 and continued Aug. 24, 2012, at Trophy Point with the Class of 2013, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Louisiana Guard responds to Hurricane Isaac landfall

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Louisiana National Guard has pre-staged approximately 680 troops and assets across the New Orleans metropolitan area in order to better protect the community and its citizens as Hurricane Isaac churns toward the Gulf coast.

  • Natick lets sun shine in warehouse with solar light pipe system

    Aug 28, 2012

    Consider it the difference between night and day. At least that's the way environmental engineer Rich Valcourt looks at the new solar light pipe system that was installed recently in a warehouse at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.

  • West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

    Aug 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development.

  • Colombia CGSC students visit Army South

    Aug 27, 2012

    U.S. Army South hosted students from Colombia's Command and General Staff College, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 21, 2012, in an effort to maintain a strong regional partnership.

  • National Guard units in Southeast on alert for Isaac's impact

    Aug 27, 2012

    Army and Air National Guard elements throughout the southeastern United States are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is making its way past the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Fort Bragg teens play Soldiers for a day

    Aug 24, 2012

    The secret world of the Fort Bragg Soldier was revealed Aug. 14, 2012, as more 30 teens ranging from 12 to 18 years old took part in the fifth annual Teen Soldier For a Day event, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • New solar array does heavy lifting at Presidio fitness center

    Aug 24, 2012

    Solar power has come to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., with the completion of a 370 kilowatt photovoltaic array on the roof of Price Fitness Center this past spring.

  • Army divers begin careers at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 24, 2012

    Three Soldiers will graduate from the 12D Army Diver Phase I course, Aug. 31, 2012, and then they will continue training in Panama City, Fla., at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, where they will become part of a small and elite group of Soldiers -- U.S. Army Deep Sea Divers.

  • Counter-IED software developed at West Point to support warfighters in Afghanistan

    Aug 23, 2012

    Three cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point spent part of their summer secluded in a locked research lab with its windows blackened inside Mahan Hall working on a new piece of software that can identify the location of weapons caches in Afghanistan.

  • Calif. Guard Quick Reaction Force trains in disaster response preparedness

    Aug 23, 2012

    Nearly 120 Soldiers from the California National Guard's Quick Reaction Force-South spent the first two weeks of August in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama undergoing emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness here.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • Shootings prompt interest in safety program

    Aug 22, 2012

    On July 20, a man walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., dressed in police riot gear, armed to the teeth and ready for violence. In a room full of Batman fans dressed in costume for the movie's premiere, the accused shooter, James Holmes, was just another masked face in the crowd until he opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others.

  • Paratrooper sculpture 'hallmark' of Airborne School

    Aug 22, 2012

    Passersby on Edwards Street may notice something new on the Fort Benning landscape. An abstract metal sculpture of a paratrooper with an open parachute was installed this summer on Eubanks Field, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • West Nile Virus symptoms, precautionary measures explained

    Aug 22, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Nationwide West Nile Virus has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does not have any known activity from WNV.

  • Army South strengthens partnerships with Colombia, Chile

    Aug 21, 2012

    U.S. Army South's commanding general traveled to Colombia and Chile from July 31 to Aug. 9, 2012, as part of Army South's effort to strengthen partner nation capacity through engagement and personal exchanges.

  • Training at Vibrant Response exercise ensures agile joint force

    Aug 21, 2012

    More than 200 observer/trainers supported the recent Vibrant Response exercise held at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center and Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., providing training, feedback, and ensuring adherence to standards throughout the emergency response exercise.

  • Potential cuts, housing top issues at Fort Hood's 2nd multimedia town hall

    Aug 20, 2012

    III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. said during Fort Hood's second multimedia town hall, held Aug. 14, 2012, he is optimistic that, given Fort Hood's status as a premier Army installation, the post will not see dramatic changes.

  • Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

    Aug 20, 2012

    Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland.

  • Army leaders break ground on $9.6 million solar power project

    Aug 18, 2012

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, toured Tooele Army Depot, Utah, broke ground on the $9.6 million solar power renewable energy project, and talked with media Aug. 17, 2012.

  • New eco-friendly campus to provide world-class care to wounded warriors

    Aug 16, 2012

    Construction is underway on a new Warrior in Transition Campus at Fort Eustis, Va., which will greatly improve the recuperative process for wounded warriors assigned to the post's Warrior Transition Unit.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 completes basic training

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Class of 2016 returned to West Point Aug. 13, 2012, sharing a 12-mile trek from Camp Buckner with cadre, staff, faculty and alumni. The March Back was the final hurdle new cadets endured before they could officially claim they had completed Cadet Basic Training.

  • Suicide prevention events celebrate life

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala., aims to celebrate life during Suicide Prevention Month in September with actives to help Soldiers and families beat depression.

  • Team 'Strike' wins 2012 Week of Eagles marksmanship competition

    Aug 16, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Strike," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took top honors in the Week of the Eagles 2012 Marksmanship Competition held Aug. 14, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Hot mud in the summer time

    Aug 15, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Down and Dirty Mud Run participants get what they ask for during annual race series finale: More Mud!

  • Planners evaluate large Vibrant Response exercise

    Aug 15, 2012

    More than 9,000 Soldiers and civilians from numerous local, state and federal agencies participated in Vibrant Response 13, along with their equipment -- mobile labs, helicopters, heavy equipment and so on -- spread out over 5,000 square miles of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

  • Fort Drum WTU paves way toward recovery through Wounded Warrior Triathlon

    Aug 15, 2012

    Soldiers of varying abilities and complex medical issues recently stepped up and fed their desire to compete in Fort Drum's first Wounded Warrior Triathlon.

  • Artillery unit qualifies on Paladin

    Aug 14, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery fine turned their skills on the M109A6 Paladin during a battalion level certification and live-fire exercise at Fort Sill, Okla., July 24, 2012.

  • Week of the Eagles Run held for fallen but not forgotten Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2012

    During this Week of the Eagles 2012, the Run for the Fallen event was held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, Aug. 11, 2012, bringing Soldiers, veterans and family members together to remember.

  • Military partners with civilians for trauma care

    Aug 14, 2012

    At the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium, an overriding philosophy is that strong partnerships lead to successful research.

  • Nuclear forensics task force helps identify source of terrorist attack during major exercise

    Aug 13, 2012

    It sounds like a Hollywood movie. A terrorist detonated a nuclear device in a major Midwestern city. More than 300,000 killed; hundreds of thousands more wounded or missing. Local, state and federal forces rush in to provide lifesaving and life-sustaining care.

  • Indiana Guardsmen evacuate buildings during Vibrant Response 13

    Aug 13, 2012

    Indiana National Guardsmen conducted a mandatory evacuation training mission, Aug. 7, 2012, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., as part of their annual training requirements during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Fort Drum, Fort Hood Soldiers fire new M777A2 howitzer

    Aug 9, 2012

    Field artillerymen from the 10th Mountain Division and the 1st Cavalry Division fired M777A2 "triple seven" howitzers during a live-fire training exercise, Aug. 4, 2012, at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Marne Soldiers prepare for deployment, refresh call-for-fire skills

    Aug 9, 2012

    In preparation for a deployment where units will be spread out across a wide area, squad and team leaders with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, spent a morning refreshing their "call-for-fire" skills, Aug. 2, 2012.

  • U.S. Army South, Colombian army along with 17 partner nations kick-off PANAMAX 2012

    Aug 9, 2012

    U.S. Army South, along with armed and security forces from 17 nations, officially kicked-off the annual U.S. Southern Command sponsored Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX exercise today, which will take place simultaneously in San Antonio, Miami, Suffolk, Va., and in Panama, Aug. 6-17, 2012.

  • Surgical Chloe challenges surgeons at Vibrant Response exercise

    Aug 9, 2012

    Surgical Chloe, a full-body surgical simulator, debuted at this year's Vibrant Response training exercise hosted by Army North, as a training force-multiplier for the Army's Forward Surgical Teams.

  • National Guard expands Midwest, Southwest wildfire support

    Aug 8, 2012

    With an already busy wildfire season under its belt, the National Guard has expanded firefighting efforts in several states throughout the Midwest and Southwest, where they have activated more than 100 personnel and multiple aircraft.

  • Odierno discusses Master Fitness training, new doctrine during TRADOC visit

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno traveled to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., July 31, 2012, to receive briefings on TRADOC initiatives that impact both the current force and the Army of 2020.

  • Currahees receive first Spouse Master Resiliency Trainers

    Aug 7, 2012

    Representatives from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attended the Spouse Master Resiliency Training course from July 23 to Aug. 3, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Army North's defense coordinating element shifts into high gear for Vibrant Response 13

    Aug 7, 2012

    The unthinkable happened: A (simulated) 3,000 lb. radiological dispersal devise exploded Aug. 5, 2012, at a train station in a major Midwestern city. Within hours, reports indicated two additional radiological devises, as well as a possible nuclear device, also detonated within the city.

  • Baltimore Ravens host Military Appreciation Day

    Aug 6, 2012

    The Baltimore Ravens recognized local service members, veterans and military families at the team's Military Appreciation Day, Aug. 4, 2012, during the team's open training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

  • Soldiers sharpen disaster response and coordination skills

    Aug 6, 2012

    U. S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command's joint force land component command, is hosting an exercise, Vibrant Response, across southern Indiana and Kentucky designed to coordinate a rapid and efficient disaster response. That exercise is focusing on a nuclear explosion scenario in the Midwest.

  • CSA visits Marne Division, reenlists 30 Soldiers

    Aug 6, 2012

    The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Soldiers of the Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga. Aug 6, 2012. This was the CSA's first visit to the home of the Marne Division since being sworn in as the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army.

  • Vibrant Response 13 trains Soldiers for reality

    Aug 5, 2012

    The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is participating in Vibrant Response 13, a joint-service, mass-training exercise directed by U.S. Northern Command.

  • Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

    Aug 3, 2012

    The U.S. Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force continued to search for displaced and trapped civilians in need of decontamination and medical care, July 29, 2012, as part of Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 2, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • Army Under Secretary breaks new ground for the future of Soldiers and families

    Aug 2, 2012

    Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Center Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). During his visit to the installation, Dr. Westphal also interacted with leaders, Soldiers and the civilian workforce at JBLM Garrison, I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion, Western Regional Medical Command, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He underscored support for the positive direction of JBLM/I Corps and expressed the confidence of Army senior leadership in the JBLM leadership, and in the medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center; specifically expressing appreciation for their innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.

  • Don't hold back: Only 4 chances remain to see Twilight Tattoo in 2012

    Aug 2, 2012

    Hundreds of local and international visitors to the National Capital Region watched the time honored military tradition of the "Twilight Tattoo" inside Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Conmy Hall, in Arlington Va., Aug. 1, 2012.

  • Fort Carson military, civilian police named best in nation

    Aug 2, 2012

    The men and women who make up the traffic section at Fort Carson, Colo., were named the top military traffic safety program at the 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police National Law Enforcement Challenge.

  • Chandler meets Soldiers, families at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 2, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to learn more about post and, more importantly, spend time with Soldiers and their families.

  • MEDCOM, Army South mission improves eyesight for Dominicans, builds partner nation capacity

    Aug 1, 2012

    U.S. Army South and U.S. Medical Command conducted an annual cataract medical readiness training exercise in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 10-27, 2012.

  • Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

    Aug 1, 2012

    The first-ever, fully immersive virtual simulation training system for Soldiers is being fielded at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Dismounted Soldier Training System will be available for leaders to enhance their Soldiers' training in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment.

  • Army North service members, civilians work with 'displaced civilians' to create realistic training

    Aug 1, 2012

    Personnel from U.S. Army North are creating realistic training scenarios involving "sick" and "injured" civilians for the thousands of service members in Indiana for Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 1, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • ASA Lamont visits Fort Campbell to discusses force manning, manpower issues

    Aug 1, 2012

    Thomas R. Lamont, assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, visited Fort Campbell, Ky., July 25, 2012, to discuss force manning and manpower issues as well as observe several aspects of training.

  • Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe journey

    Jul 31, 2012

    Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., helped members of the Quileute tribe move approximately 100 canoes out of the water at the completion of the tribe's two-week journey, July 29, 2012.

  • West Point Cadets compete during McGinnis Challenge

    Jul 30, 2012

    The McGinnis Challenge tested the physical and mental fortitude of 128 squads of new cadets July 20, 2012, capping off the first three weeks of Cadet Basic Training for the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2016.

  • Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise

    Jul 30, 2012

    With fewer than 24 hours until the hypothetical detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device in a major Midwestern city, military exercise specialists were putting the final touches on a national catastrophic incident exercise that will test more than 9,000 service members and civilians in 11 training locations and airfields spread across 5,000 square miles in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

  • Tennessee, Ohio Civil Support Teams kick off Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 29, 2012

    After a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in a major Midwestern city, specialized teams of Guardsmen from Tennessee and Ohio began clearing routes and monitoring radiation, July 26, 2012, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., in advance of federal response forces.

  • Fort Polk Engineer unit aids 'survivors,' supports Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 29, 2012

    Responding to a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation, Soldiers from the 178th Engineer Company out of Fort Polk, La., conducted a rescue mission July 28, 2012, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Fort Hood defends home turf, captures All-Army crown for third consecutive year

    Jul 29, 2012

    It's time to make more room in the Fort Hood trophy case. The III Corps Combatives Team added to its 2010 and 2011 titles by winning the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship, July 28, 2012, at Fort Hood, this time in a come-from-behind effort, passing 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Ga., on the final day of competition.

  • Visitors learn about 'Science for the Soldier' at Natick

    Jul 27, 2012

    Science can have profound impacts on Soldiers' lives. That message came through loud and clear July 26, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., where basic research scientists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center offered their inaugural "Science for the Soldier Day."

  • 'Pockets of excellence' across Army, but work still needs to be done on health of force

    Jul 27, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd Austin capped off a week-long series of visits to several Army bases, with a final visit to Fort Riley, Kan., July 27, 2012, to develop a better understanding of the "health of the force."

  • Olympic fever: Let's Move encourages fans to meet up July 28

    Jul 26, 2012

    The White House and the Army want Americans to show their support for the U.S. Olympic Team by organizing or supporting an Olympic meetup.com event near them, July 28, 2012.

  • Sgt. Ted E. Bear supports Army Olympians

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Summer Olympics return July 27 and U.S. Army athletes will compete in London to represent their country in the athletic arena, and Fort Rucker icon Sgt. Ted E. Bear isn't being shy when it comes to showing his support.

  • Warriors worldwide come to Fort Hood for combatives championship

    Jul 26, 2012

    "Let's get ready to rumble," bellowed Brig. Gen. Dean Milner, III Corps and Fort Hood, deputy commanding general (Canada). And with that statement, the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship got underway at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center at Fort Hood, Texas, July 26, 2012.

  • Muslim service members, DOD personnel, celebrate Iftar dinner at Pentagon

    Jul 26, 2012

    In the Pentagon Library and Conference Center, July 25, dozens of members of the Department of Defense's Muslim community and their families -- including Muslim service members -- gathered to break their Ramadan fast with an Iftar dinner.

  • Veterans not out of their league under the sea

    Jul 25, 2012

    A dive school in Seattle says the commercial diving industry is "begging for vets."

  • Fort Irwin community celebrates unity during Ramadan

    Jul 25, 2012

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin experienced a first last week when the community came together for the installation's first Celebration of Unity during Ramadan, July 18, 2012, at Sandy Basin Community Center.

  • Army Combatives Championship kicks off, III Corps to defend title

    Jul 25, 2012

    Soldiers from posts around the Army will take to the mats at Fort Hood, Texas, to begin their quest of being named the best in their respective weight class.

  • Combat engineers share valuable experience, host demolition range at Operation River Assault

    Jul 25, 2012

    Cpl. Vitalis Dubininkas of 316th Mobility Augmentation Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, helps Spc. Shawn Asconi wrap detonation cord around a block of C4 explosive during River Assault 2012, held at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

  • Army Reserve, NY Guard train with Volunteer Fire Departments

    Jul 24, 2012

    New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters landed near Marcy, N.Y., July 12, 2012, as part of a training exercise with the Army Reserve's Company A, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion and the Maynard and Stittville Volunteer Fire Departments.

  • Mountain Peak exercise kicks off at Fort Drum

    Jul 24, 2012

    Mountain Peak, which is one of the largest training exercises in 10th Mountain Division (LI) history, began July 23, 2012. The exercise is also the first time the division has trained as an entity since before 9/11.

  • Golden Knights decorate sky at air show

    Jul 24, 2012

    They are knights who wear flight suits instead of armor; Airborne Soldiers who jump into crowds instead of combat zones; whose mission is for entertainment -- not war.

  • Third Infantry Division's 'Maximus' takes center stage at Fort Stewart

    Jul 24, 2012

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III reunited with former team members today at Fort Stewart, and helped make a Third Infantry Division vehicle dedication ceremony a historic event.

  • Collaborative training develops muscle memory for when it matters most

    Jul 23, 2012

    For the first time in five deployment cycles, all seven companies of Eagle Lift, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, trained together during a collaborative situational training exercise that began at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 16, 2012.

  • Army leaders to conduct 'health of the force' visits at 6 installations

    Jul 22, 2012

    Army senior leaders, led by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, will tour several Army installations this week to assess the health of the force.

  • Food service Soldiers rise to challenge of feeding hundreds at Golden Cargo

    Jul 20, 2012

    If you think cooking nutritious meals for your family can be challenging, try cooking for 300 hungry Soldiers.

  • Training gets tactical for Golden Cargo medics

    Jul 20, 2012

    The training schedule has been full for the 4224th U.S. Army Hospital Soldiers participating in Operation Golden Cargo, an annual two-week training opportunity for many Reserve and National Guard units to use their military occupational specialty training in real-world situations.

  • The green-gray line of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Jul 19, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is looking for a few good Soldiers. Soldier admissions officer Maj. Ryan Liebhaber has 85 slots for active duty Soldiers and 85 slots for reserve-component Soldiers in every class.

  • GEMS program brings science to life for youth

    Jul 19, 2012

    While a lesson in polymers was under way Fort Rucker, Ala., youth mixed glue and food-coloring in order to create a Silly Putty-like concoction at the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science laboratory, July 12, 2012.

  • Army Secretary emphasizes importance of Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh toured the Detroit Arsenal, headquarters of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, July 19, 2012.

  • Military children focus of bill adopted by 43 states

    Jul 18, 2012

    Georgia is the 42nd state to sign the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The purpose is to ease the transition for school-aged children of military families, according to the compact. So far, 43 states have signed the compact.

  • Massachusetts town continues tradition of service to nation, supports Community Covenant

    Jul 18, 2012

    Braintree, Mass., became the 28th Massachusetts community and among more than 500 nationally to sign an Armed Forces Community Covenant in a July 18, 2012, ceremony at its 100-year-old town hall.

  • 3rd ID looks to dethrone 2-time defending combatives champs

    Jul 18, 2012

    The 3rd Infantry Division combatives team surprised people at the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship, but with a third-place finish, it won't be flying under anyone's radar at this year's tournament.

  • Galveston District partnership, technology keeps commerce moving

    Jul 18, 2012

    A network of 31 tidal data collection stations located between South Padre Island and the Sabine and Neches rivers, known as the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network, aids the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in keeping federal waterways open for navigation.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity participates in Golden Cargo 2012

    Jul 16, 2012

    More than 240 Soldiers arrived at Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Ind., July 8, 2012, to participate in the national military exercise called "Golden Cargo."

  • Robots revolutionize Army aviation maintenance at depot

    Jul 16, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot introduced its sixth robotic metal spray unit to coat helicopter components better, faster and cost efficiently.

  • Army vessel rescues civilian sailor from sinking sailboat

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army Reserve vessel USAV Robert T. Kuroda, responded to a U.S. Coast Guard request for assistance in the rescue of a civilian on a disabled sailboat, near San Nicholas Island, Calif., July 9, 2012.

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