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  • Center shows glimpse of next-generation synthetic training

    Apr 7, 2015

    Army training will likely always involve Soldiers going to the field and firing their weapons. But in the near future, it will also involve a lot more training in "synthetic" environments to make time in the field more productive and meaningful.

  • Fort Hood hosts Odierno for fourth virtual town hall

    Apr 7, 2015

    Near- and long-term changes in Army force strength, retirement and compensation were heavy on the minds of the 22 Fort Hood Soldiers, who addressed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a virtual town hall held on Fort Hood, April 2.

  • Performance expert: Leaders should foster culture of fitness

    Apr 6, 2015

    Today, 43,000 Soldiers are not ready to deploy because they are either not physically or mentally fit. That is 13.5 brigades worth of unready Soldiers, Col. Deydre Teyhen told an audience of 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy cadets on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 31.

  • Army lists top 12 items in fiscal year 2016 budget request

    Apr 6, 2015

    Topping the list of things the Army wants in its $127 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget request are 12 critical programs that support mission command, joint combined arms maneuver, and broad joint mission support.

  • Fort Hood shooting survivor receives highest non-combat honor for valor

    Apr 6, 2015

    A Special Forces Soldier, who was severely wounded in the Fort Hood shooting last year, received the Army's highest non-combat honor for valor on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 6.

  • Perkins: Too much time wasted in meetings

    Apr 3, 2015

    One of the most precious commodities a Soldier has is time, and a lot of time is wasted in person-to-person exchanges and group meetings, said Gen. David C. Perkins, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during Colloquium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 30.

  • Combat arms branches lacking diversity, majors tell Perkins

    Apr 3, 2015

    Officer combat arms and operational branches do not reflect the diversity of the larger Army, Maj. Thomas Williams told Gen. David C. Perkins during Colloquium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 30.

  • Army accepts 100th Apache 'Echo' model

    Apr 3, 2015

    In late March, the Army accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache helicopter. The "Echo" model is a complete rebuild of the AH-64D model, which "can fly higher, faster and further than the D model - and the D model is an extremely capable aircraft," said Col. Jeffrey Hager, the Apache project manager, during the Army Aviation Association of America conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 31.

  • Defense secretary visits Fort Drum, announces deployment

    Apr 2, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter made Fort Drum his first military domestic stop, March 30, since taking office in February.

  • Milley tells cadets what it takes to be winners

    Apr 2, 2015

    Clearly dating himself, Gen. Mark A. Milley told 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., cadets, March 31, that his childhood hero was Green Bay Packers' winning football coach, Vince Lombardi.

  • Allyn receives update on command operations in Alabama

    Apr 2, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn visited leaders at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, March 30, where he received an update on the command's operations, as well as its research to provide enhanced space and global missile defense capabilities to the warfighter.

  • Leaders course marks milestone for Army

    Apr 2, 2015

    The general, who commands the nation's only military formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive, or CBRNE, threats, said the first CBRNE Leaders Course marked a milestone for the Army.

  • Perkins: 'We want to put you outside your comfort zone'

    Apr 2, 2015

    In making assignment selections, the Army is looking for a broadening of experiences. "We want to put you outside your comfort zone," said Gen. David C. Perkins, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during Colloquium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 30.

  • Carson discusses challenges to 'material, managerial, metaphysical' Army

    Apr 2, 2015

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson paid a visit to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he discussed a variety of subjects - innovation, Force 2025 and beyond, the Army Operating Concept and how to 'win in a complex world,' April 1.

  • Six more women qualify for Ranger School

    Apr 2, 2015

    Six more women have qualified to attend the first Army Ranger course to include women, bringing to 12 the number of female Soldiers eligible for the elite school.

  • Army to revise tattoo policy

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army will update its policy on tattoos during the coming weeks, making it more accommodating to current social norms, the Army's chief of staff said.

  • Odierno: Army Operating Concept can help Army face fiscal challenges

    Apr 2, 2015

    While acknowledging the challenges that slashed budgets have wrought, the Army's chief of staff said the Army Operating Concept will actually help the Army address future challenges.

  • Prevention key to eliminating sexual assault

    Apr 1, 2015

    In an effort to further decrease the number of sexual assaults and continue to increase reporting when they do occur, an office here is stepping up efforts in April to eliminate the behaviors that create an environment conducive to sexual assault.

  • McMaster outlines innovation, potential risks for Force 2025, beyond

    Apr 1, 2015

    When it comes to the challenge of finding ways to innovate the Army to win in a complex world, Army leaders must be in tune with the risks and fallacies that could lead to undermining their own efforts.

  • Allyn: Joint professional military education prepares Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force's premier colleges, March 31.

  • First sergeant inspired by green beret father to lead Soldiers

    Mar 31, 2015

    "Master your trade and never, never, never quit! Enough motivation, persistence and willpower will get you through everything," is the advice 1st Sgt. Sandrea Cruz gives to those seeking her mentorship.

  • Colloquium 2015: Majors offer thoughts on Army Operating Concept

    Mar 31, 2015

    The Army Operating Concept assumes a relatively small all-volunteer force will be up to the task of facing a large, well-equipped foe, said Maj. Thomas Root during Colloquium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 31.

  • Cadet asks general Via how Army supports minorities

    Mar 31, 2015

    How does the Army provide support to minorities against the backdrop of a good old boys' network, a cadet asked Gen. Dennis L. Via during the George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 30.

  • Army launches 'not in my squad' initiative

    Mar 31, 2015

    The Army's senior non-commissioned officer announced a new initiative to rid the ranks of sexual assault and harassment by giving responsibility for zero tolerance to first-line squad leaders during a Pentagon ceremony kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, March 31.

  • Sports trials begin for Army Warrior Games team

    Mar 30, 2015

    About 75 active-duty and veteran Soldiers will go head to head in cycling, swimming, archery, shooting, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball March 29 to April 2 to make the Army team to participate during the Department of Defense Warrior Games in June.

  • Vice chief kicks off 'Quad A' by recognizing innovators

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Army's vice chief of staff kicked off the 2015 Army Aviation Association of America conference in Nashville, March 30, by highlighting some of the best aviation units in the Army.

  • Service members participate in death march memorial

    Mar 27, 2015

    More than 5,000 Service members and civilians participated in the 26th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 22.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Allyn: Army needs 'predictable, consistent funding to get at readiness'

    Mar 27, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said the $613 billion Overseas Contingency Operations funding does not allow the Army the flexibility required to get at home-station readiness for units that are not deploying.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade aviators participate in joint training exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    Flight crews, from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, and 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, participated recently in a joint offensive exercise with joint terminal attack controllers, from the Air Force's 20th Air Support Operations Squadron, as well as joint forward observers, from 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Teams, in the restricted training area north of post.

  • Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

    Mar 26, 2015

    Another sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general told senators, March 25.

  • First mustard agent destruction another milestone for chemical demilitarization program

    Mar 26, 2015

    The March 18 destruction of the first item in the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Explosive Destruction System marked another milestone for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville chemical demilitarization program.

  • Army science advisors review technology priorities

    Mar 26, 2015

    Army science advisors, from around the world, convened at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., March 24-26, to discuss Soldiers' technology needs and priorities.

  • Votel: success depends on total force readiness

    Mar 26, 2015

    Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, told Congress he is "profoundly concerned" about sequestration's impact on the military as a whole, March 26.

  • UAE soldiers train at Fort Lee

    Mar 26, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 26, 2015) -- While foreign military students are a common sight at the various schools here, an entire class of soldiers from the same country at the same time is a bit out of the ordinary.

  • Dailey: Individual Soldiers can raise unit readiness, rather than detract from it

    Mar 26, 2015

    Earlier this month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told Congress only 33 percent of Army brigades are ready to go to war, when the number ought to be closer to 70 percent.

  • Sequestration would force involuntary separation of combat vets

    Mar 26, 2015

    Dropping the Army's end strength to 450,000 would require the involuntary separation of about 14,000 Soldiers, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, the Army's vice chief of staff, told lawmakers, March 25.

  • Army improves systems testing to deliver more capability to fight

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Army is now using high-performance computer modeling and simulation to ensure its weapons platforms and systems deliver greater effectiveness to the warfighters, said Dr. Jeffery Holland, director of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

  • Maine National Guard schoolhouse earns highest accreditation level

    Mar 25, 2015

    After three years of hard work, a Maine National Guard school house was awarded the rating of "Institution of Excellence" by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Engineer School. This is the highest accreditation level possible.

  • Dailey to bring Soldiers to Washington to 'own' SHARP problem, solution

    Mar 25, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will soon kick off a new program, "Not in My Squad, Not in Our Army," that will offer Soldiers an opportunity to take ownership of both the problem of sexual assault in the ranks, as well as the solution.

  • DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

    Mar 24, 2015

    Department of Defense employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department's chief information officer said.

  • 'Red Team' exposing Army technology vulnerabilities

    Mar 24, 2015

    Anything deployed to forward operating outposts of 300 people or less now gets a Red Team going over, said Mary J. Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology.

  • Army G-8 holds fifth annual women's symposium on empowerment

    Mar 24, 2015

    Female Soldiers and civilians at the Pentagon had an opportunity to learn and trade ideas on how to empower themselves at a symposium, March 23.

  • Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

    Mar 23, 2015

    During National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • Medical laboratory returns home from Liberia

    Mar 23, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory returned home from a four-month deployment to Liberia, March 23.

  • Maryland's first female adjutant general featured on iSoldier

    Mar 23, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the first African-American and first woman to serve as adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, is highlighted in the March 21 edition of iSoldier.

  • Human Resources Command makes Officer Selection Board training, mock board available online

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command disseminated teaching materials across the Army, March 18, to explain the mechanics of the officer selection board process.

  • First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

    Mar 20, 2015

    Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

  • New military working dog equipment sets give service handlers a 'paw up'

    Mar 19, 2015

    During World War I, it was not unusual for the chemical agent mustard gas to stealthily sink into American trenches, launched by German troops intending to incapacitate U.S. Service members so that the Germans could advance on their position.

  • G-4 aims to make Army logistics 'expeditionary' again

    Mar 19, 2015

    The Army's senior logistician said one of his top priorities and challenges was to make the Army an expeditionary force again, one where readiness is not scheduled, but the force is consistently sustained and ready to move on demand.

  • Army female trailblazers applaud expanding role of women

    Mar 19, 2015

    Women today are taking on increased roles in complex and changing battle environments, said senior Army budget officer Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, during a keynote address at a U.S. Army Women's Foundation event, March 17.

  • Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, Army says

    Mar 19, 2015

    Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout aircraft - a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa - an Army leader told Congress there is still a valid need for that type of aircraft.

  • McHugh: Acquisition reform remains top Army priority

    Mar 18, 2015

    "Historically, the Army's track record on acquisition programs is too often a tale of failure," Army Secretary John M. McHugh told senators, March 18.

  • Army Emergency Relief kicks off 2015 campaign

    Mar 18, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief opened its annual campaign, March 1, with the theme: "Army Emergency Relief - Making a Difference."

  • West Point to name barracks after Tuskegee Airman

    Mar 16, 2015

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, is naming its newest cadet barracks after Air Force Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr., a Tuskegee Airman who had graduated from the academy.

  • Directive opens 4,100 special ops positions to women

    Mar 13, 2015

    A directive signed by Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Feb. 25, opened more than 4,100 positions to women in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander experiences last frontier

    Mar 12, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general, visited Fairbanks, Alaska, the nation's last frontier, March 10, 2015, to evaluate how cold-weather training is conducted in Alaska's vast training locations.

  • Dailey discusses rise to top, Family, leadership

    Mar 12, 2015

    In a blur of town hall meetings, tours and conferences, it seems as though the sergeant major of the Army never gets a moment alone. However, he actually insists that taking time for family and establishing outlets is one of the healthiest things Soldiers can do for themselves.

  • Allyn encourages network modernization during visit

    Mar 12, 2015

    From live operational updates on board a C-17 aircraft, to satellite terminals the size of a briefcase, to wireless command posts, new communications technologies will support the Army's "ability to get there faster with a lighter footprint," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Updated installation status report aims to streamline power projection

    Mar 12, 2015

    Additional metrics were recently added to installation status reports to better assess what is needed for unforeseen contingencies.

  • Dailey discusses revised tattoo policy on Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey revisited Fort Bragg to conduct a town hall meeting with Soldiers to gain an understanding of Soldiers' and Family members' concerns, March 9.

  • Force 2025 focuses on upcoming 'Generation Z'

    Mar 11, 2015

    Total Force Army 2025 must plan for the new challenges of the future technologically savvy Generation Z recruits, said Anthony J. Stamilio, Army deputy assistant secretary for manpower and Reserve affairs (civilian personnel/quality of life), March 10.

  • Odierno: Brigade readiness half what it should be

    Mar 11, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno appeared before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, March 11, to testify about the fiscal year 2016 Army budget.

  • U.S. Army South plays a vital role in mass migration exercise

    Mar 10, 2015

    U.S. Army South commanded a migrant operations joint task force here in support of the U.S. Southern Command-led Integrated Advance 2015 exercise, Feb. 21-27.

  • Dailey receives update on Lewis-McChord transition services

    Mar 10, 2015

    More than 9,500 of the Service members stationed on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, or JBLM, are projected to transition from military service to seek civilian employment or further their education in 2016.

  • Army invests new civilian aide to secretary

    Mar 10, 2015

    The newest civilian aide to the secretary of the Army, or CASA, was invested during a ceremony conducted in late February at the Pentagon.

  • Army installation management chiefs call for efficiencies

    Mar 10, 2015

    The Army's top leaders in installation management opened the Association of the U.S. Army's "Hot Topics" forum on installation management calling for efficiencies, explaining a $3 billion maintenance backlog and praising millions of dollars saved through energy projects.

  • Army Warfighter Experiment highlights new technologies

    Mar 9, 2015

    Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment on Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Fort Hood-based brigade to aid Ebola response in West Africa

    Mar 9, 2015

    The 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade headquarters will deploy to Liberia to command the remaining American forces supporting the U.S. effort to contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers train for Guantanamo Bay mission

    Mar 9, 2015

    Fifty-six National Guard Soldiers, from the 42nd Infantry Division, prepared to deploy to the Caribbean by training in sub-zero temperatures and two-foot high snow drifts at the New York National Guard's training camp at Camp Smith Training Site.

  • Unique Army tactical vehicles being integrated for Network Integration Evaluation 15.2

    Mar 6, 2015

    In preparation of Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 15.2, Fort Bliss, Texas, transforms into the epicenter for one-of-a-kind vehicles equipped with the most technologically advanced Army network systems.

  • Horoho visits National Training Center, praises 'realism' in training

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Army's surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command visited the National Training Center, or NTC, March 2-3, to assess the readiness of the hospital and get a better feel for the medical support provided to Soldiers, Families and retirees making up the Fort Irwin community.

  • Female athletes prepare for summer Olympics

    Mar 6, 2015

    Three female Soldiers have their sights set on going to the Olympics next summer in Brazil - two boxers and one wrestler - and they are being spotlighted by Army Broadcasting.

  • National Guard responds to snowstorms

    Mar 5, 2015

    More than 400 National Guard troops in six states were assisting authorities during snowstorms in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, according to the National Guard Bureau.

  • Hammack tells Congress BRAC round needed

    Mar 5, 2015

    The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment was on Capitol Hill March 3 to discuss the Army's 2016 military construction budget and explain the need for base realignment and closure.

  • Army shooter wins gold, earns Olympic quota slot

    Mar 5, 2015

    U.S. Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters led Team USA to gold and bronze medal victories for Men's Double Trap during the 2015 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, March 5.

  • Dailey outlines initiatives, priorities on Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 4, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey made his first official troop visit to discuss the Army's priorities, outline his initiatives, and get feedback from Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 2-3.

  • Solarium 2015: Leaders discuss upending conventional communication

    Mar 3, 2015

    "The more unknown, complex and rapidly changing the environment is, the more important it is for you to have a really good conversation before you decide on a course of action," said retired Army Col. Steve Rotkoff during Solarium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. "And then you have to be prepared to change ... as events change."

  • Thousands turn out for Fort Leonard Wood's community listening session

    Mar 3, 2015

    More than 2,100 people from local communities filled Nutter Field House to standing-room only capacity during Fort Leonard Wood's Community Listening Session, March 2.

  • Solarium 2015: 'Moneyball' performance pitch gets chief's ear

    Mar 3, 2015

    When Capt. Sean Clement saw the baseball film, "Moneyball," it was not Brad Pitt's performance that he remembers most. He said it was the sabermetrics that knocked the ball out of the park for him.

  • 2015 Army Regional Trials: Wounded warriors show healing power of sports

    Mar 3, 2015

    Wounded warriors all have injuries. Some are apparent, such as a missing limb or visible scar, other wounds are not so obvious. But it is not the disability that defines them, it is their ability to adapt to extreme challenges successfully like they did at the 2015 Army Regional Trials on Fort Benning.

  • Special Forces Soldiers train Honduran force

    Mar 3, 2015

    A Honduran force skilled in combating criminal organizations and countering human and narcotic trafficking recently trained with Special Forces Soldiers on the ranges of Eglin Air Force Base, located in Northwest Florida.

  • Solarium 2015: Forcing multiple dilemmas on enemy

    Mar 2, 2015

    One of the hoped for outcomes of the Army Operating Concept, or AOC, is "creating an atmosphere where we can create multiple dilemmas for the enemy in an environment where we feel very comfortable operating," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Senior enlisted advisers testify on quality of life on Capitol Hill

    Feb 27, 2015

    The senior enlisted advisors from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force were on Capitol Hill, Feb. 25, to testify on quality of life concerns.

  • Solarium 2015: Developing agile, adaptive leaders

    Feb 27, 2015

    "Five, 10, 15, 20 years from now, you'll be executing our future strategy to meet complex problems we have around the world," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told 84 captains from throughout the Army. As the Army prepares to execute its strategy: "The U.S. Army Operating Concept: Win in a Complex World," the chief said he wanted to get "those unique perspectives captains bring," as they will be implementing this strategy in the future.

  • Odierno, Dailey emphasize trust at Army's SHARP Academy

    Feb 26, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey spoke with students of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program's, or SHARP's, baseline certification course at the SHARP Academy on Fort Leavenworth, Feb. 26.

  • Exercise Spartan Pegasus demonstrates joint military partnership

    Feb 26, 2015

    Paratroopers, with U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, performed the largest U.S. airborne mission north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade during Spartan Pegasus 15, Feb. 24.

  • Allies pull cords, strengthen relationships

    Feb 26, 2015

    Explosions recently rocked the Yakima Training Center, Washington, as sappers from the U.S. Army and Canadian military conducted joint training.

  • Fellowship program offers sergeants major a master's degree in education

    Feb 24, 2015

    Twenty sergeants major will soon have an opportunity to teach the next generation of sergeants major through a fellowship program at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, or USASMA, at Fort Bliss, Texas, worth $27,000 per student.

  • New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds

    Feb 24, 2015

    A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition.

  • Female Soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

    Feb 24, 2015

    A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colorado, who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.

  • Army gathers feedback on potential force reductions at Fort Benning

    Feb 24, 2015

    Army leaders provided an update on potential personnel reductions at Fort Benning and gathered feedback from the community during a listening session in front of a crowd of more than 500 people, Feb. 18, at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

  • Mission command training program conducts coalition training

    Feb 23, 2015

    Training audiences located on Fort Hood, Texas, and Camp Atterbury, Ind., faced a "near-peer" adversary in a decisive action training environment as part of Warfighter Exercise 15-3, Feb. 3-11.

  • Regional adaptive sports trials begin

    Feb 23, 2015

    More than 50 wounded, injured and ill Service members from five military installations converged on Fort Belvoir, Feb. 9-13, to compete in the first of several regional-level sporting events, which will determine which athletes will advance to the Army trials and qualify to compete in a major Department of Defense competition slated for this summer.

  • Experts say more needs to be done to combat assaults on males

    Feb 20, 2015

    Experts at the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Summit, Feb. 19, urged Army leaders to reach out to male victims of sexual assault, saying people must not look at sexual violence as exclusively a women's issue.

  • NASA test fires new rocket with Army-developed igniter motor

    Feb 19, 2015

    When the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center test fired the Peregrine rocket, Feb. 10, members of the local Army research and development community watched with great interest.

  • Drill sergeants train on MEDEVAC at Fort Sill

    Feb 19, 2015

    Drill sergeants from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, recently received their quarterly air medical evacuation training, and boosted medical evacuation, or MEDEVAC, training for Basic Combat Training Soldiers.

  • Cast, crew selected for "We Serve" Soldier Show

    Feb 17, 2015

    Following a St. Valentine's matinee of live auditions at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, 18 Soldier-performers, four technicians, three production assistants and two drivers made the cut for the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Feb. 14.

  • Sounds of freedom mark Division Artillery Brigade's return

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Division Artillery Brigade came back after a 10-year absence, a timeframe during which field artillery Soldiers were reorganized under each of Fort Campbell's brigade combat teams. At the time, this decision helped bolster the brigade combat teams, who were busy in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Army Audit Agency again ranks among best places to work

    Feb 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Audit Agency has been rated, for the fifth year in a row, as one of the best places to work in the federal government.

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