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  • Some 'Star Wars' tech inspired by the Army's experiments in mobility

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the Army's experimental technologies.

  • Soldiers bid farewell to Army's oldest unmanned aircraft

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight here as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.

  • Army Audit Agency named among best places to work in 2015

    Dec 21, 2015

    For the sixth straight year, the U.S. Army Audit Agency has placed among the top five subcomponent agencies in the rankings of the best places to work in the federal government.

  • Army Medical releases 'Health of Force' report card

    Dec 18, 2015

    This month, Army Medical Command released the first-ever Health of the Force report. The report provides a snapshot of the health of active-duty Soldiers on all major U.S.-based installations in 2014.

  • Soldier grabs first spot in line for Operation Toy Drop

    Dec 17, 2015

    On a cool and crisp early December morning with a hint of the winter to come in the air, hundreds of Soldiers wait patiently in line at Pope Field's Green Ramp, each of them bearing gifts for children they would never meet. Some are zipped up in sleeping bags on the cold concrete. Some are huddled over donated cups of hot coffee. All of them are there for at least one reason: to participate in this year's "Lottery Day."

  • Fort Drum spouse helps build community spirit year-round

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sarah James wears many hats. The wife of combat engineer Sgt. William James, she is a mother of two, an active member of her family readiness group and a children's ministry director at her church. James home schools her children McKayla and Christopher and organizes monthly community brunches at the Crescent Woods Community Center.

  • Federal agencies teach installation law enforcement officers to stay 'ALERRT'

    Dec 17, 2015

    Twenty-five Army, Marine Corps and Department of the Army police officers and instructors on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., participated in a multi-service, week-long training course offered by the Department of Justice and Texas State University at the Military Police Training Division Law Enforcement Academy, Dec. 7-11.

  • Rested Soldiers perform better in battle, experts say

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn't know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness

  • Army directive provides more accommodation to breastfeeding Soldiers during field training

    Dec 17, 2015

    New Army policy provides more prescriptive guidance to commanders pertaining to their support of Soldiers who choose to continue breastfeeding or express milk upon returning to duty.

  • Dailey emphasizes value of Soldier perspective at Army R&D center

    Dec 16, 2015

    Bringing together the operational expertise of Army noncommissioned officers and the scientific expertise of civilian engineers is key for better capabilities to get to the field faster, said the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during a visit to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 14.

  • Researchers evaluate true effects of hearing loss for Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2015

    Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles.

  • U.S. Military Academy to host 2016 DoD Warrior Games

    Dec 15, 2015

    The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games will take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22, Pentagon officials announced.

  • Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors

    Dec 15, 2015

    A Department of Defense program is helping five U.S. Army noncommissioned officers pursue their dreams to study medicine while continuing to serve on active duty.

  • WIN-T network upgrades: Smaller kit, increased capability

    Dec 15, 2015

    The Army is fielding upgrades for its at-the-halt tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, which increase readiness, security and capability while reducing equipment by a third for a more powerful and expeditionary current and future force.

  • Milley: Many Soldiers alive today because of Horoho

    Dec 15, 2015

    "I was there [in Afghanistan] to witness her performance, and it was incredible. There are many, many lives today that would not be living without the efforts of Patty Horoho," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley during a retirement review for Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho.

  • Holland named first woman commandant at West Point

    Dec 15, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Diana Holland has been named the first female commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Multi-gun challenge gives public glimpse of Army training

    Dec 15, 2015

    Families, Soldiers and civilians spent three days learning about Army training while competing in a three-gun competition at Krilling Range during the 2015 Fort Benning Multi-gun Challenge, Dec. 4-6.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team transitions into task force

    Dec 15, 2015

    As with all stories, there are two things that are definite: a beginning and an end. Nineteen years ago, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, uncased its colors on Fort Benning, Ga., and in April, it will case its colors again to give another unit the opportunity to begin its own story.

  • Young Army team drops first-half lead to Navy

    Dec 14, 2015

    Three fourth-quarter turnovers and a missed field goal put the Army on the short end of Navy again, 21-17, despite early successes by freshman quarterback Chris Carter and junior wide receiver Edgar Poe.

  • Soldiers see increase in clothing allowance for 2016

    Dec 14, 2015

    Earlier this month, the Army's G-4 released an All Army Activities message that lists the fiscal year 2016 clothing bag list for enlisted Soldiers, as well as the dollar amount for the accompanying clothing allowance. For fiscal year 2016, Soldiers saw an increase of about seven percent for their clothing allowance.

  • Wreaths honor those who gave all

    Dec 14, 2015

    Wreaths Across America Day drew about 50,000 family members of fallen troops and volunteers who placed more than 240,000 wreaths on the white marble headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 12.

  • West sworn in as Army surgeon general

    Dec 14, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Nadja West was sworn in Friday as the Army's first African-American surgeon general.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • West Point participates in annual Wreaths Across America

    Dec 11, 2015

    West Point participates in its 6th annual Wreaths Across America at the West Point Cemetery, Dec. 5

  • Updated Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report rating forms available online

    Dec 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced Monday the availability of the DA Form 2166-9 series, the revised Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, and its activation in the web-based Evaluation Entry System.

  • NCOs with poor conduct, performance face possible discharge

    Dec 10, 2015

    Senior noncommissioned officer selection boards and the Qualitative Management Program, scheduled for the second, third and fourth quarters of this fiscal year, will consider Soldiers in all components, E-6 through E-9, for possible involuntary separation.

  • 'Meet Your Army' to put Soldiers, service, back in spotlight

    Dec 10, 2015

    Throughout the last 14 years, the American public saw a steady stream of information about the Army through television and newspapers. But as involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has died down, Americans are seeing fewer Soldiers in the press. And even fewer Americans know a Soldier personally.

  • Wounded warrior triumphs over tragedy

    Dec 9, 2015

    Naval Postgraduate School student Army Maj. Dennis "DJ" Skelton, of Elk Point, South Dakota, has been given a rather unfortunate moniker - one he likely would prefer not to have.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Rubin dies at 86

    Dec 9, 2015

    Holocaust survivor, Korean War hero and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin died Dec. 5 of natural causes. The Garden Grove, California, resident was 86 years old when he passed.

  • National Guard set to activate additional cyber units

    Dec 9, 2015

    As part of ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout the Department of Defense, the National Guard announced plans to activate 13 additional cyber units spread throughout 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019.

  • Collaboration helps shape Army University

    Dec 9, 2015

    Army educators are collaborating with scores of colleges and universities to chart the parameters for the new Army University.

  • Winterizing homes, caution critical to safe holiday, winter seasons

    Dec 9, 2015

    Shoveling snow, checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keeping track of your health this holiday season may seem trivial but taking the initiative to do so may be the difference between life and death.

  • New legislation expands sexual assault victim rights

    Dec 8, 2015

    The Special Victims' Counsel, designed to help victims of sexual assault, has been expanded.

  • Dog tags get first update in 40 years

    Dec 8, 2015

    After more than four decades, the identification tags issued to all Soldiers, commonly called "dog tags," are getting an update.

  • Vets remember Pearl Harbor on anniversary

    Dec 8, 2015

    When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall.

  • Criminal Investigation Command warns of posting holiday travel plans

    Dec 7, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart Medal after 47 years

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Army provided a long-awaited presentation, Dec. 3, when a Southeast Arizona veteran received the Purple Heart Medal for a head wound sustained 47 years earlier when the former Soldier, then a specialist 4, was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized) 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

  • Security partnership strengthens as US Special Forces, Colombian Junglas train in Florida

    Dec 7, 2015

    One of the Western Hemisphere's most enduring security partnerships strengthened in late fall as counter-narcotic police from Colombia trained with Green Berets from the United States on Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida.

  • Army opening 19 specialties to women

    Dec 7, 2015

    A total of 19 military occupational specialties in the Army will open to women beginning early next year.

  • Army Threat Systems Management Office demonstrates electronic warfare jammer technology

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Army Threat Systems Management Office team visited the National Training Center, Dec. 2, to demonstrate electronic jamming technologies recently developed at their Redstone Arsenal office in Alabama.

  • Fates unsealed: Class of 2016 cadets learn branches

    Dec 4, 2015

    U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, cadets from the Class of 2016 recently learned which branch of the U.S. Army they will begin their careers in.

  • Army University hosts education symposium

    Dec 4, 2015

    The Army University hosted an education symposium here, Dec. 2 - 3, with the purpose of bringing together academic leaders from civilian universities and educators from throughout the Army.

  • Army, Navy link up for sophisticated weapon install

    Dec 4, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Cutting-edge weapon systems are being installed on the Navy's latest generation patrol boats and Tobyhanna Army Depot is providing the expertise.

  • Veteran unemployment rate lowest in nearly 8 years

    Dec 4, 2015

    A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October's veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30.

  • Submission window for dozen Army fellowship programs closes Dec. 30

    Dec 4, 2015

    Dec. 30 submission deadlines are fast approaching for a dozen Army fellowship opportunities managed by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Avoiding electronic warfare Pearl Harbor

    Dec 3, 2015

    Electronic warfare in the Army is undergoing a revolution, not an evolution, according to the Army's senior electronic warfare officer Col. Jeffrey Church, the Army's EW chief at the Pentagon.

  • NORAD celebrates 60 years of tracking Santa

    Dec 3, 2015

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey.

  • Hammack wants Army off grid

    Dec 3, 2015

    If a tsunami ever hits Oahu, Hawaii, where tens of thousands of troops are stationed, power would be knocked out across the island and military operations would be impacted because all of the electrical generators are located along the shore, said Katherine Hammack.

  • SecDef opens all military occupations to women

    Dec 3, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that beginning in January, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.

  • New autonomous robot extends communication beyond line-of-sight

    Dec 2, 2015

    Army engineers demonstrated autonomous robots as part of a teaming effort to evolve natural interaction between Soldiers and autonomous systems during an exercise here, Nov. 2-3.

  • World-ready officers remain just one fellowship away

    Dec 2, 2015

    Nearly every operation the Army engages in now requires, to some degree, joint, interagency, intergovernmental and international partnerships. For officers who want to excel in that type of environment, the Army offers a fellowship program through the Command and General Staff College.

  • Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

    Dec 1, 2015

    While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

  • Army Reserve engineers provide critical support at home, abroad

    Dec 1, 2015

    Army Reserve engineers provide critical support to the Total Army mission during deployments and save the Army thousands of dollars through troop projects on installations like Fort Hunter Liggett, California.

  • Colombian army engineers view South Carolina flood response

    Dec 1, 2015

    Colombian army engineers visited with South Carolina Army National Guard engineers to learn more about the Guard's recent flood response efforts during a subject matter expert exchange, Nov. 15-21.

  • CID expands eligibility to become sworn federal law enforcement officers

    Dec 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, also known as CID, has announced new initiatives that expand the eligibility pool of special agent warrant officer candidates to select commissioned officers, warrant officers from other technical fields and military police investigators.

  • New virtual storefront helps secure Army systems

    Dec 1, 2015

    Think of it as iTunes for Army communications. But instead of purchasing music, Army units can order cryptographic keys and download them securely over-the-network.

  • Mongolian soldier blazes trail for fellow females

    Dec 1, 2015

    Throughout the years, more than four dozen foreign soldiers have attended the SFC Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer Academy. However this year, one graduate is the first of her kind.

  • Fort Benning commemorates Battle of Ia Drang

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence hosted nine Vietnam veterans recalling their parts in the Battle of Ia Drang, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, Nov. 24.

  • Soldiers can mix camo patterns for cold-weather gear

    Nov 30, 2015

    As winter weather approaches and temperatures drop, Soldiers turn to their cold-weather gear to keep warm outdoors while conducting training or operations.

  • Active-duty, National Guard units foster partnership, prep for future

    Nov 30, 2015

    A lot goes into sending a brigade to a month-long exercise at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, the Army's most realistic environment for commanders and their Soldiers.

  • I Corps validates new mobile command post proof-of-concept

    Nov 29, 2015

    In response to an I Corps operational needs statement, a new mission command on the move pilot program is expected to provide an armored platform that enables corps-level leaders and Soldiers to execute mission command during ground maneuver by obtaining real-time situational awareness, a common operating picture, and voice, video and data communications with higher and subordinate headquarters.

  • Warrior codes differentiate Soldiers from murderers, expert says

    Nov 27, 2015

    The warrior code has differentiated Soldiers in armies throughout history from wanton murderers like those of the Islamic State, al Qaeda and terrorists involved in the recent Paris attacks, Dr. Shannon French said.

  • Female Army CST-2 members share their stories

    Nov 25, 2015

    Today, less than half a percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military and of that number, 14 percent are women. Commonly, war stories are told through the eyes of men and it is rarely illustrated from a woman's perspective.

  • Online misconduct hurts fellow Soldiers, Army, NCOs tell Dailey

    Nov 24, 2015

    "Facebook is an extension of the barracks," said Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Leisenring, meaning that in the old Army, what was said in the barracks pretty much stayed in the barracks. Now, online exchanges have replaced a lot of the barracks chatter.

  • Milley: Army taking 'hard look' at Daesh threat

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is more than a large, capable terrorist organization and the U.S. Army is adjusting its tactics to defeat them, said Army Chief of Staff Mark A. Milley during a visit to Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 23.

  • New facility shows path to future Army training

    Nov 23, 2015

    A team of Soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

  • Natick researcher develops turkey bacon, turkey jerky

    Nov 23, 2015

    Natick researcher Dr. Tom Yang wants to talk turkey. Yang is a food technologist in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. He is working on healthier forms of jerky and bacon made from turkey that he believes Soldiers will gobble up.

  • 'Stagnant NCOs' hurt morale, readiness, Soldiers tell Dailey

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army has a lock on the world's best leaders when it comes to noncommissioned officers. But within their ranks, there are an unacceptably large number who are "stagnant," Sgt. 1st Class Matt Torres told Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

  • Louisiana National Guard cyber team trains to defend Web

    Nov 23, 2015

    More than 40 Louisiana National Guardsmen with the Cyber Defense Incident Response Team took part in a two-day training event at Louisiana State University's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Nov. 14-15.

  • HR team helps establish Army-wide training for HR personnel

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army's readiness is measured by the ability of a unit to accomplish its assigned mission.

  • Army aviation executive shares milestones, goals

    Nov 21, 2015

    Getting to the finish line starts with a contract award. That was the message from the program executive officer for aviation that resonated with the audience and was echoed by many of the other speakers and panel members during the annual Army Aviation Association of America Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium and Aviation Product Symposium in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Natick aims for zero food waste

    Nov 20, 2015

    Realizing that food makes up 21 percent of all the waste dropped into this nation's landfills, three ambitious folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, or NSSC, seek to put the installation on a diet of sorts.

  • Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

    Nov 20, 2015

    To investigate new technology and solutions that could help tactical commanders visualize the cyber domain and calculate risk from cyber threats, the Army kicked off a Cyber Innovation Challenge with an industry day, Nov. 18.

  • NCOs tell Dailey: No more uniform changes, please

    Nov 20, 2015

    Dozens of noncommissioned officers applauded when one of their own asked Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey to try and "hold off making any more uniform changes for a while."

  • Army wins bronze at Pentagon sitting volleyball tourney

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Army battled back to win bronze at the Pentagon's sitting volleyball tournament, Nov. 19, after an undefeated Air Force squad swept gold and Marine Corps veterans settled for silver.

  • Dunford chooses Korea-based sergeant major as next senior enlisted advisor

    Nov 19, 2015

    Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell has been selected to succeed Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia and serve as the third senior enlisted advisor to Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the chairman announced.

  • Soldiers take reins of their recovery

    Nov 19, 2015

    Transitioning warriors have a plethora of activities to choose from in the Soldier Adaptive Reconditioning Program, but only one involves a 1,000-pound animal.

  • Field, air defense artillery develop tactical communications

    Nov 19, 2015

    When a forward operating base is attacked through an air assault, perhaps through a missile or rocket, air defense artillery is designed to respond to the attack by identifying the incoming round, warning others of the potential for an incoming threat and then destroying it midflight, before it impacts and causes damage.

  • Dailey: Non-deployable Soldiers No.1 problem

    Nov 19, 2015

    The biggest problem in the Army today is Soldiers who are non-deployable, and that's having a direct impact on readiness, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Veterans recall Battle of Ia Drang at 50th anniversary

    Nov 18, 2015

    The Ia Drang Valley. It is among the most famous battles in the storied history of the 1st Cavalry Division and the first major battle of the Vietnam War. Veterans from the division gathered in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, to commemorate the anniversary of the battle and pay tribute to their fallen comrades in an event hosted by the 1st Cavalry Division Association.

  • Army National Guard director: Two weeks annually, weekend per month enough?

    Nov 18, 2015

    Army National Guard troops go on active duty for at least 39 days a year for training and drill - but that may not be enough for the Guard, said its director, who is contemplating the amount of training time needed by Guard Soldiers so that he may provide an answer to the Army's chief of staff.

  • Program helps Soldiers, veterans get commercial driver's license

    Nov 18, 2015

    More than 10,000 Soldiers and veterans have been issued commercial driver's licenses since a Department of Transportation program recognizing the driving experience the Soldiers received while in uniform began in 2011.

  • Natick veterans recall Vietnam War

    Nov 17, 2015

    Fifty years after the United States entered the Vietnam War, five veterans from that era of conflict visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center to relate their experiences, Nov. 10.

  • Innovative agencies partner to counter drone threat

    Nov 17, 2015

    Two Army organizations that have been teaming up to provide warfighters with innovations downrange are now looking to prevent a threat from the proliferation of small unmanned aerial systems.

  • Wheelchair rugby makes debut for Warrior Care Month

    Nov 17, 2015

    Fifty-pound wheeled chariots made of steel, aluminum and over-sized wheels were the modes of battle Monday as teams of joint-service wounded, ill or injured kicked off a demonstration of wheelchair rugby.

  • Army researchers add power, range to artillery

    Nov 16, 2015

    Picatinny Arsenal engineers are improving artillery by extending its range, power and versatility by using an electrically-responsive method to control energetic materials such as propellants.

  • Army Retirement Services celebrates 60 years of helping vets

    Nov 16, 2015

    Today's veterans who've served throughout the last 14 years of continuous war, "are the finest team of Soldiers yet assembled on the face of this planet," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Joint radio network manager supports next generation military satellite comms

    Nov 16, 2015

    Joint forces are using Joint Enterprise Network Manager, a software application that manages lower tactical radio networks, to support the operational test of the Mobile User Objective System, the next generation of military satellite communication.

  • Syracuse sets high standard for military, veteran support

    Nov 14, 2015

    When the Syracuse Orange invited the Fort Drum, New York-based 10th Mountain Division to participate in pre-game festivities for a recent high-visibility gridiron contest against the top-ranked team in the country, it was but a tiny window into the heart of an elite school, which has long stood by men and women in uniform.

  • NASA, Army celebrate 50 years of rotorcraft collaboration

    Nov 13, 2015

    A joint agreement, signed in 1965, has allowed NASA and Army researchers to work side by side to improve rotorcraft

  • Army medic works through PTSD with help from Vietnam vet

    Nov 13, 2015

    Al Alcantara, a retired Army staff sergeant who served 21 years as a combat medic, recently graduated from an inpatient treatment program for post-traumatic stress disorder at Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida.

  • EEG may someday boost Soldiers' cognitive ability

    Nov 13, 2015

    New and complex technology for Soldiers can tax their mental ability, since the brain has finite processing capability, said David Hairston, a neuroscientist.

  • Army Medal of Honor recipient inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Nov 13, 2015

    The Army captain, who earned the Medal of Honor for tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2012, was inducted into the Hall of Heroes during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 13.

  • Soldiers compete for spots on Team USA for Olympic rugby debut

    Nov 13, 2015

    Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are vying for spots on the Team USA rugby sevens squad, which will compete when the sport makes its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

  • Cavalry Soldier reunites with life-saving equipment

    Nov 13, 2015

    Three years ago, a man with a gunshot wound to the head walked into a hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan, clutching a helmet as if his life depended on it - because his life depended on it. First Lt. Jeffrey R. Meek and the advanced combat helmet that saved his life were reunited in a presentation at the Mission Command Training Center on Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 13.

  • Obama stresses country's debt to veterans

    Nov 12, 2015

    Americans must do more than simply recognize what veterans mean to the country one day a year, President Barack Obama said here today.

  • Heritage, education center shows every Army story is important

    Nov 12, 2015

    Much of history is lost to the simple passing of time. Monuments erode, pictures and news articles are lost, memories fade; what survives is usually the fantastic, or large in scale. Books record major events, like the Civil Rights movement, or devastating wars, like World War II. They talk about central personalities and battles, but few annals ever reach down into the ranks of the every day. Few histories record the personal stories of those who were living in times upheaval.

  • Fort Drum participates in testing high-performance insulation technology

    Nov 12, 2015

    Fort Drum is the site of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project, which will test high-performance insulation technology designed to keep heat indoors more effectively and with greater cost savings to the government.

  • Disabled veterans use baking to work through PTSD symptoms

    Nov 12, 2015

    Smiles and the smells of freshly baked bread, cakes and cookies greet visitors of Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C., a place where disabled veterans can learn more than just baking.

  • Experts: Winning cyberwar takes getting talent management right

    Nov 12, 2015

    Talent management is essential for getting the right people in the right place, at the right time, for any Army job - but especially for cyber, an Army manpower leader said.