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  • 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.

  • Iraqi army 'glad to see' 82nd Airborne

    Nov 12, 2015

    Service members with the Iraqi Security Forces were glad to see the U.S. Army back in Iraq, said Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division, who recently returned from an advise, train and assist mission there.

  • Groberg receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Nov 12, 2015

    Medically-retired Capt. Florent A. Groberg became the 10th living service member to receive the Medal of Honor, Nov. 12, for selfless actions on the battlefield in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Veterans spin war stories at Double Nickels Speakeasy

    Nov 10, 2015

    They were Soldiers once, Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. They stood straight and strong and proud. They were brave, heroes even. Some volunteered. Some were drafted. They fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. They served in combat, they served in occupation forces and they served stateside.

  • Mad Scientists: Brainpower next frontier in Army's arsenal

    Nov 10, 2015

    Human performance will be as important, if not more important, than technology in 2030," predicted a high-level Army intelligence expert.

  • Key to cyber success: Operators must learn land operations language

    Nov 10, 2015

    Cyber may ultimately be commander's business. But for commanders to adopt and employ capabilities that the cyber community brings to the table, operators must excel at explaining their abilities in terms commanders can understand.

  • Nurse-athlete conquers cancer, readies for elite marathon

    Nov 10, 2015

    Cancer may have taken her ability to run, but Capt. Kelly Elmlinger refused to let that slow her down.

  • 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley honors Vietnam veterans

    Nov 9, 2015

    To show Vietnam-era veterans the gratitude and honor many didn't receive while on active duty, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley hosted the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony on the post's Marshall Army Airfield, Nov. 6. More than 150 veterans from every branch of service attended the ceremony from as far away as Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming and Indiana.

  • Restaurants offer troops free meals for Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2015

    In appreciation for military service, many restaurants across the nation are offering free meals to veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day.

  • Fort Devens balances training, environmental stewardship

    Nov 6, 2015

    Think about training Soldiers, and protecting the environment probably doesn't come immediately to mind. Yet, finding a way to balance the two needs consumes each and every workday for Ben Amos, the Integrated Training Area Management coordinator on Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

  • Robo-Raven may one day fly for Soldiers

    Nov 6, 2015

    In the future, it's possible that some unmanned aerial vehicles might sport wings that flap like a bird or a butterfly.

  • Army researchers connect with partners at open campus open house

    Nov 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army research community joined its counterparts in academia and industry to discuss better collaboration techniques during a conference Nov. 3-4.

  • Milley visits injured service members in San Antonio

    Nov 5, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley visited wounded service members during a town hall-style meeting at the Center for the Intrepid on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 2015.

  • California National Guard Soldier saves 42 people from burning bus

    Nov 5, 2015

    Pfc. Jesse Hernandez doesn't think of himself as a hero, but just about everyone else does, especially 42 people who escaped from a burning charter bus after Hernandez forced open the bus's jammed door.

  • Army's MIND Lab able to decode brain waves

    Nov 5, 2015

    In an Army Research Laboratory facility here called "The MIND Lab," a desktop computer was able to accurately determine what target image a Soldier was thinking about.

  • Leaders see competence, confidence grow in Iraqi army

    Nov 5, 2015

    When Col. Curtis A. Buzzard deployed to Iraq again in January 2015, he admitted that he was initially concerned about building trust and confidence in the Iraqi army, "but it happened almost immediately."

  • Fort Bragg motorcycle riders practice safety

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers and civilians from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command here traded their military uniforms for heavy biker's boots and other protective safety equipment and hit the road on a motorcycle mentorship ride Oct. 30.

  • Black socks now authorized for PT uniform

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers are now authorized to wear either black or white socks with their Army physical fitness uniform.

  • Rucksack may someday power Soldiers' gear

    Nov 4, 2015

    A novel attachment to the Soldier's assault pack might someday reduce the number of batteries carried to power night-vision devices, radios and other equipment, as well as help make dismounted patrols less fatiguing.

  • Soldiers put turbo in Mississippi distribution exercise

    Nov 3, 2015

    Fifty Soldiers, from the Fort Eustis, Virginia-based 689th Rapid Port Opening Element wrapped up their latest weeklong Turbo Distribution 16-1 exercise Friday, in what participants said was arguably their most challenging and realistic exercise to date.

  • Dual-door gunnery range dream becomes reality on Fort Stewart

    Nov 3, 2015

    The longtime dream of having a dual-door, aviation gunnery range on Fort Stewart is becoming a reality.

  • November designated as Month of the Military Family

    Nov 3, 2015

    Since 1993, the month of November has been recognized as Month of the Military Family across the Department of Defense as a way to thank all Family members, who have supported the career of a service member.

  • CID warns of extortion, blackmail scams

    Nov 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the Army community to be aware of Internet extortion and blackmail scams and report any instance, where a Soldier, Army dependent, or Army civilian is or has been faced with threats involving the payment of money or other valuables.

  • Army to recruit up to 70 researchers for California laboratory

    Nov 3, 2015

    As part of an initiative to spur scientific breakthroughs, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory plans to recruit up to 70 researchers to be based at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies in Playa Vista, California.

  • Dahl promoted, takes command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command

    Nov 3, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl took command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson during a change-of-command ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theater in San Antonio, Nov. 3.

  • Setting the theater: Planning today provides options for tomorrow

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Army G-4 staff has undertaken a number of expeditionary-focused initiatives to improve the Army's ability to set theaters and meet global requirements.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers motivate Southern California 2015 Tough Mudders

    Nov 2, 2015

    Area Army Reserve Soldiers inspired and motivated competitors through the grueling and mountainous 2015 Southern California Tough Mudder race here, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Tobyhanna, industry merge talents to repair new technology

    Nov 2, 2015

    With an eye to the future, Army aviation officials recently merged the talents of Tobyhanna Army Depot and Rockwell Collins to repair cutting-edge technology used on the CH-47F Chinook helicopter.

  • Wounded warriors, Prince Harry inspire each other

    Oct 30, 2015

    It's not every day you get to meet a prince, but several of America's injured service members were given that chance yesterday, showing off their adaptive sports skills to Britain's Prince Harry, who visited Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to officially launch the 2016 Invictus Games.

  • TRADOC opens app store

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Army's Training and Doctrine Command has stood up its own online app store to bring the command's body of knowledge to Soldiers where they are most likely to ingest it: online and on the move.

  • Mission Command: Chatter evolves into chat

    Oct 30, 2015

    A flight of helicopters, part of an air cavalry squadron, are on a mission over Iraq when they observe enemy action on the ground. A Size, Activity, Location, and Time report is radioed to Battle Captain Seth Vieux: "Four insurgents are setting an improvised explosive device at this location grid, time now."

  • New Mexico National Guard airlifts dinosaur fossils

    Oct 30, 2015

    Aviators, infantrymen and transportation Soldiers, assigned to the New Mexico Army National Guard, assisted the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science with extracting fossils of two Pentaceratops dinosaur skulls from the badlands of New Mexico.

  • Beating the battle of the bulge: Tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Oct 29, 2015

    How can people beat this battle of the bulge? Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends gain knowledge, not weight, this holiday season. Check out the tips you can follow to avoid holiday weight gain.

  • Dad proud of daughter's choice to play softball for Army

    Oct 29, 2015

    Watching his daughter lead the All-Armed Forces squad to an American Softball Association national championship reassured Al Ortenzo that she had made the right choice by attending West Point.

  • Expert: Rapid modeling of new systems vital to countering threats

    Oct 29, 2015

    Winning in an increasingly complex world means overcoming unforeseen and rapidly-emerging threats, Dr. Jeffrey Holland said. The Army and the rest of the Department of Defense cannot yet effectively counter unanticipated threats with new weapons systems, he argued, because to get from design to program of record to fielding takes upwards of 10 years. In the meantime, new technology "disrupts that program of record."

  • First Army completing 'Bold Shift' transformation

    Oct 29, 2015

    First Army is three years ahead of Department of the Army's schedule for transforming to a focus on pre-mobilization training for the reserve components.

  • Army University brings more than just credit hours to table

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Army University is an umbrella organization similar to any state university system. Its main function is to bring together all Army schools, training and education facilities, research capability and libraries under one roof.

  • Army Entertainment to bring interactive game show to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 28, 2015

    Army Entertainment and Rising Tide Sports and Entertainment Group have signed a contract to bring interactive game-show-style entertainment to the troops.

  • Early environmental testing quickly pushes equipment to the limit

    Oct 27, 2015

    Explosive atmospheres, extreme temperature fluctuations and powerful vibrations are just some of the punishing environmental conditions military communications equipment must endure on the battlefield or in the sky.

  • New notification system alerts employees on, off post

    Oct 27, 2015

    Alerting employees and on post Family members is guaranteed with a new four-prong notification system at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania.

  • Fort McCoy projects reflect Energy Action Month ideals

    Oct 27, 2015

    October is National Energy Action Month, and at Fort McCoy, several initiatives and projects reflect efforts at the national, Army, and Department of Defense levels.

  • Picatinny launches app to search laboratories

    Oct 27, 2015

    Software engineers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center have developed a new mobile application that allows users to research laboratories across the Department of Defense.

  • New NCO Evaluation Report to eliminate evaluation inflation

    Oct 27, 2015

    On Jan. 1, the Army will have a new tool to promote, retain and assign its noncommissioned officers: an upgraded NCO Evaluation Report.

  • Corps-authorized environmental restoration project reaches milestone

    Oct 27, 2015

    The largest private environmental restoration project in the Bay Area - authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers two years ago - reached a major milestone this week with the breaching of a levee that will allow the San Francisco Bay to expand northward, restoring marshland and wildlife while also providing protection against sea-level rise.

  • 307th Engineer Battalion commemorates Waal River crossing

    Oct 26, 2015

    The fall morning is cold in the dense foliage deep in the back woods here, Oct. 21. Beams of yellow light pierce through the trees, illuminating the lonely and shady trails next to Kiest Lake.

  • Via, Crawford encourage youth to fulfill potential

    Oct 26, 2015

    "We all have important jobs we do each day, but our most important mission is to grow the future. The students we influence today are those we are building the foundation with and for," said Gen. Dennis L. Via. "Invest today to ignite tomorrow's future."

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for ominous El Nino forecast

    Oct 24, 2015

    From gauging water levels behind dams, insuring the durability of levees, to working with local communities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco has embarked on an extensive effort to prepare the Bay Area and its network of waterways, wetlands and reservoirs for the arrival of an El Nino weather pattern, which forecasters warn could bring prolonged periods of heavy rain, mudslides and flooding to a region more accustomed to years of drought.

  • Cyber warfare capabilities change modern battlefield

    Oct 23, 2015

    Five Soldiers camouflaged under thick vegetation crawl on their bellies through the woods, dragging weapons and heavy backpacks with them until they are within sight of a small compound of buildings.

  • Carter, Milley bid farewell to McHugh

    Oct 23, 2015

    The defense secretary and Army chief of staff hosted a farewell tribute to outgoing Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Oct. 23.

  • Coca-Cola joins 561 corporations promising to hire Soldiers

    Oct 23, 2015

    "We again and again find that the young people we bring in [to corporate America] from the military, turn out to be very strong associates. They've been tested. They've been trained. They've been through adversity. They've proven themselves," Mark P. Rahiya said.

  • Army cyber forces take part in second Fort Polk training rotation for tactical pilot

    Oct 23, 2015

    Army cyber forces will continue the integration of cyber effects into the Army's tactical units with their participation in an upcoming training rotation for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at the Joint Readiness Training Center, or JRTC, on Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers

    Oct 22, 2015

    Using illegal drugs puts a person in an immediate "life or death" situation, said George Suber, a prevention coordinator for the Army Substance Abuse Program on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army installations kick off voting season

    Oct 21, 2015

    The U.S. Constitution mentions numerous rights that America's forefathers believed every citizen should have. One of those rights is mentioned in the Constitution more than any other - the right to vote.

  • Football legends Bleier, Staubach discuss Vietnam War experiences

    Oct 21, 2015

    Army combat veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he's often asked what it's like to be in combat.

  • First Vietnamese-American U.S. general escaped Saigon as child

    Oct 20, 2015

    April 29, 1975 is a day then-9-year-old Viet Luong said he remembers vividly. He was at the Tan Son Nhut Airport in Saigon and bombs were dropping. North Vietnamese forces, led by Gen. Van Tien Dung, were on their final push to take the capital of South Vietnam.

  • Scarf-like mask can protect at a moment's notice

    Oct 20, 2015

    Army researchers have developed a simple, comfortable, wrap-style respiratory protective mask for protection against riot control agents, and the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is making it as a simple as putting on a surgical mask.

  • Ground combat system upgrades focus on weight, lethality

    Oct 20, 2015

    Ground combat vehicle modernization efforts are moving forward, on schedule and under budget, the ground combat systems program executive officer told reporters last week.

  • Reserve officer becomes third female to earn Ranger tab

    Oct 19, 2015

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee Reserve officer, who serves with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, became the third female ever to successfully complete the legendarily rigorous Ranger course on Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16.

  • Best Griffin squad clinches essential tasks competition

    Oct 19, 2015

    Paratroopers, of the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, held their Paratrooper Essential Task List Stakes here last week, pitting 12 squads of the Golden Griffin Battalion against each other in a challenge to determine who can call themselves the very best.

  • Soldiers reach back with 'comms-in-a-briefcase' for missions

    Oct 19, 2015

    Using the satellite-based Global Rapid Response Information Package, Soldiers, from the Army's 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command, were able to expeditiously exchange critical data and confirm potentially dangerous contaminants during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1.

  • Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness, experts say

    Oct 19, 2015

    Having a toxic boss results in a 48 percent decrease in work effort and 38 percent decrease in work quality, said Dr. George Reed.

  • Hammack: Installations must also be resilient

    Oct 19, 2015

    The Army's been talking about Soldier resilience for years. But Army installations must also be resilient, said the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • New course for E7s begins as part of NCO education overhaul

    Oct 18, 2015

    A new Master Leader Course pilot begins this week as part of a revamping of noncommissioned officer education and professional development.

  • Military's health, wellness advocates dive into details for troops, families

    Oct 16, 2015

    Approaching their duties like fervent evangelists, a half dozen fired-up proponents of clean living and smart nutrition choices commanded the stage here Tuesday at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Field commanders report on global efforts to build stability, relationships

    Oct 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific Command, said he's often asked about China and the relationship with that powerful and important nation.

  • Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers

    Oct 16, 2015

    The U.S. Army introduced its newest supercomputer, Excalibur, which will help ensure Soldiers have the technological advantage on the battlefield, officials said.

  • Life-saving protective gear returned to two Fort Carson Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2015

    Two Soldiers who nearly lost their lives in Afghanistan, one due to a close call with an 82mm round, and one due to a sizable IED explosion, were recently reunited with the body armor credited with saving their lives.

  • Natick researcher collaborates with North Carolina State on textile technologies

    Oct 15, 2015

    Army researchers are partnering with universities to improve Soldier capabilities and protection.

  • Carter: Unstable budget harms defense capabilities

    Oct 15, 2015

    For the seventh year in a row Congress has failed to pass a defense appropriations bill in time for the fiscal year, and for four years the Defense Department and other agencies have struggled against sequestration impacts, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.

  • Army communications chief: Net modernization a critical enabler

    Oct 15, 2015

    Pointing to the need for "an agile, globally- responsive force that must deploy with little to no notice anytime, anywhere," the Army chief information officer told the media, Oct. 14, that "network modernization is a critical enabler."

  • Family programs evolve to meet changing needs, budget restrictions

    Oct 15, 2015

    Budget cuts do not mean the end of Family programs, Army officials said. In fact, many units, especially the Reserve component, have increased their outreach.

  • Army surgeon general: 'Engagement' key to civilian readiness

    Oct 15, 2015

    Civilian workforce "engagement" is another way to bolster Army readiness, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho said.

  • Army dedicates Pentagon corridor to sergeants major of the Army

    Oct 15, 2015

    It was 1966 when the Army first appointed a Sergeant Major of the Army. On Oct. 15, the service designated a portion of the Pentagon to highlight the importance of the position and the noncommissioned corps.

  • 'Safe and Sound' campaign, 150k-strong, draws attention to child neglect

    Oct 15, 2015

    A Department of Defense-sponsored online campaign, called "Safe and Sound," launched Oct. 9 to focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, especially in military families. Three days later, it had some 146,000 followers.

  • Groberg to receive Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan

    Oct 14, 2015

    An American Soldier who was born in France, lived in Spain, and later moved to the United States with his family where he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001, will receive the nation's highest military award for actions in Afghanistan.

  • Unmanned aircraft: New kid on block flexing muscle

    Oct 14, 2015

    "It's a tactical capability working at a strategic distance." That's what Army Col. Courtney Cote told a gaggle of mostly aviation and aerospace media at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Tuesday. He was talking about unmanned aerial systems - the new player on the battlefield that, Cote asserts, is here to stay.

  • North Carolina National Guard engineers aid South Carolina residents

    Oct 14, 2015

    Just a week after historic rainfall caused severe flooding in South Carolina, devastating lives, cities, and infrastructure, the examples witnessed across the state and in Eastover, Oct. 13, are neighbors helping neighbors.