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  • Arlington Cemetery expansion continues into Fort Myer South Post

    Jan 24, 2014

    With the construction of the Millennium Project and the Navy Annex expansion, burials at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and inurnments will be available to veterans and service members for the next half century.

  • Army Vice Chief visits Redstone Arsenal

    Jan 24, 2014

    At a time when the Army is reducing its budget and its force, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell told Redstone Arsenal, Ala., leaders how they can be part of the solution.

  • CSA: Army continues with 'mind-boggling' missions

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Army's chief of staff said contrary to what many people may think, the Army has been doing anything but slowing down and becoming stagnant, despite cash flow and end-strength issues.

  • Army to convert brigade combat team at Fort Carson

    Jan 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced Jan. 22, 2014, that it will convert the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The conversion, scheduled to begin in March 2014, is being made to achieve a needed operational mix of brigade combat teams within the Army, and will take an estimated 10 months to complete.

  • Guard personnel part of multi-state West Virginia water-sampling operation

    Jan 22, 2014

    Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, along with personnel from other states, are using the skills and training they have for sampling and identifying unknown chemical or biological agents to help West Virginia officials evaluate the quality of water after a chemical spill left more than 300,000 residents without drinking water.

  • 'Maj. Clo' feels the heat at Natick

    Jan 16, 2014

    If he's a bit of a hot head these days, you'll have to excuse him. "Maj. Clo" is just doing his job. Lately, he's literally been feeling the heat at work, because Maj. Clo is the thermal test manikin at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.

  • Hagel, Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander Lead MLK Remembrance Event

    Jan 16, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel honored the legacy and memory of Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 16, 2014, at the Pentagon's annual MLK Day observance. Joining the secretary to give the event's keynote speech was Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson, who lost both legs above the knee and suffered severe arm and hand injuries during his third deployment to Iraq. Gadson now serves as garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Vice chief discusses SHARP, Army restructure during visit to Hood

    Jan 15, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell visited with leaders and Soldiers, including a select group of female troops from across Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 6, 2014.

  • Odierno pleased with Fort Leonard Wood's value, unique capabilities

    Jan 14, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the operations on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for the first time, Jan. 13, 2014,

  • Decisive action training environment preps lieutenants for future operations

    Jan 13, 2014

    The tactics team of the Basic Officer Leader Department at the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Va., created a field training exercise that incorporates the decisive action training environment, to teach junior logistics officers how to support in this environment.

  • 3rd Inf. Div. focuses sexual assault training on 'bystanders'

    Jan 13, 2014

    Thirty senior non-commissioned officers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently became the first Soldiers in the division to be officially certified as Bystander Intervention facilitators.

  • Corps of Engineers provides 'life support' for VA hospital during electrical upgrade

    Jan 10, 2014

    This fall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) completed a electrical distribution system upgrade at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City. The work had little impact on patients and provided significant cost savings.

  • TRADOC partners with William & Mary for research, training opportunities

    Jan 10, 2014

    The College of William & Mary and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command reaffirmed their partnership, Jan. 10, 2014, to develop internships, research and training opportunities for both William & Mary students and TRADOC Soldiers in the field of national security.

  • Warrior Transition Command restructuring as numbers fall

    Jan 9, 2014

    With the numbers of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers steadily declining over the last 14 months to its lowest levels since 2007, the Warrior Transition Command will restructure over the next nine months.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers learn to become guardians of history

    Jan 8, 2014

    During a recent trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Hollywood came to life as more than 40 Soldiers with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command learned how to become modern day guardians of history.

  • Arctic Wolves train to survive, 'own the Arctic'

    Jan 7, 2014

    Soldiers in Alaska participate in yearly training designed to maintain the critical skills required to operate in an arctic environment, and prepare mentally and physically to operate safely and effectively in what is an inherently dangerous environment.

  • Mass. Guard mobilizes to support severe snowstorm

    Jan 6, 2014

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick mobilized nearly 400 Soldiers and Airmen of the Massachusetts National Guard early Thursday morning in response to a severe January snowstorm that dumped nearly two-feet of snow in areas of Central and Western Massachusetts.

  • Bullet-stopping helmet returned to Soldier at All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2014

    When former Army Spc. Chance Darby was reunited in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2013, with the Advanced Combat Helmet that saved his life in Afghanistan, he said the headgear had successfully stopped an enemy rifle bullet, but left him with two big headaches.

  • U.S. Army All-American plays to honor dad

    Jan 3, 2014

    Alabama golden boy, Shaun Hamilton, will join the ranks of great All-American linebackers at the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2014.

  • Army civilians praised for expertise in support of U.N. mission

    Jan 3, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal accompanied Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall to meet with Army civilians responsible for installing the Field Deployable Hydrolysis Systems aboard the U.S. Navy's MV Cape Ray, in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014.

  • Contracting command members support OCSJX-14

    Jan 3, 2014

    Approximately 100 Soldiers and civilian members from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the more than 500 taking part in the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014, scheduled for Jan. 7-31, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons afloat

    Jan 3, 2014

    Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

  • High school bands prepare for performance of lifetime at All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl welcomes superior musicians who have also combined that talent with achievement in marching skills, leadership, community service, grade-point average and overall character throughout their high school career.

  • Players honor Soldier sacrifice, nation by playing in All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    Selection as a player for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a prestigious honor for athletes. While only the strongest are chosen to wear the Army colors, the players have their own reasons to don the jersey representing the Army.

  • All-American Bowl teams meet for first time, ready themselves for game Saturday

    Jan 2, 2014

    East and West 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Teams met each other on the field for the first time at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 1, 2014.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center delivers San Antonio's first baby of 2014

    Jan 2, 2014

    Born at 12:03 a.m., Jan. 1, 2014, the birth of Zane Huesca Rodriguez not only marked the first baby of the year for Brooke Army Medical Center, but also the first of the year for San Antonio.

  • PEO Soldier volunteers help make Fantasy Flight for terminally ill children

    Dec 30, 2013

    A group of 24 military and civilian volunteers from Program Executive Office Soldier helped terminally ill children and their families experience night vision and Soldier protective equipment as part of United Airlines' 21st annual Fantasy Flight, Dec. 7, 2013, at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.

  • N.Y. Guard to render final honors for 10,000 veterans by end of 2013

    Dec 26, 2013

    The New York Army National Guard Honor Guard expects to perform about 10,000 military funerals for veterans during 2013.

  • History written in stone: Sam Hunter's quest to preserve Black Mountain battleground

    Dec 26, 2013

    When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin, Calif., documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

  • Fort Irwin is moving ahead from summer storm disasters

    Dec 26, 2013

    While Fort Irwin, Calif., has resumed normal operations, efforts are continuing to repair damage caused by last summer's powerful, localized storms that resulted in millions of dollars of damage over five weeks in July and August.

  • Soldiers worldwide celebrating the holidays

    Dec 24, 2013

    Although it's not yet Christmas or New Year's Eve, Soldiers around the globe are already attending parties, visiting with families and friends and some are volunteering their time and donations to help those less fortunate.

  • Little-known facility provides important function

    Dec 24, 2013

    The radioactive material consolidation facility at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is not well-known, but it provides an important function for the Department of Defense.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot breaks ground for new helicopter painting facility

    Dec 23, 2013

    Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, the core of Army aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul for helicopters, engines and components, broke ground on a new modernized helicopter facility that will house painting operations for Army helicopters, this December.

  • Army helping draft flight regs for unmanned aircraft in U.S.

    Dec 20, 2013

    With Amazon announcing a test for package delivery using drones, the skies could soon become crowded with unmanned aerial systems, so the Army is providing assistance that could soon regulate the flight of drones over U.S. airspace.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre test physical limits

    Dec 19, 2013

    Drill sergeants and cadre in 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, at Fort Sill, Okla., took a break from pushing their Soldiers, to test their own physical limits, Dec. 11, 2013, in their inaugural Gauntlet Challenge.

  • Marne Division, community pay tribute to fallen during holidays

    Dec 18, 2013

    More than 140 motorcyclists from nearly 10 different clubs from as far away as Augusta, Ga., along with Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets and Civil Air Patrol cadet volunteers were in attendance to aid in placing wreaths at the bases of the 466 eastern redbud trees on the Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • Newest Army recovery vehicle wields claws, can handle most anything

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., is continuing to fulfill the training requirements of Soldiers deployed in combat environments.

  • Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen different community organizations from throughout Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came together, Dec. 10, 2013, in Eifler Fitness Center, for the first time to host a Resilience Rodeo specifically for military instructors and cadre to help them learn about services and resources available to them.

  • Spartan paratroopers jump in arctic gear

    Dec 16, 2013

    For the first time since returning from Afghanistan last year, U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, conducted an arctic airborne operation, Dec. 12, 2013, from a C-130 aircraft onto Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Malemute Drop Zone, Alaska.

  • Thousands lay wreaths at Arlington gravesites

    Dec 15, 2013

    More than 143,000 wreaths were placed on gravesites, Dec. 14, 2013, as part of the 22nd annual "Wreaths Across America" event at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia.

  • Fort Jackson helps ill 7-year-old boy become Soldier for day

    Dec 12, 2013

    Richard Culliver, a 7-year-old boy battling an inoperable brain tumor, took his place on Hilton Field with the rest of the Army's new Soldiers during last week's regular graduation ceremony.

  • SecArmy lauds Cadet SHARP program at West Point

    Dec 12, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2013, where he met with cadets, faculty and staff during a series of forums that covered issues such as sexual assault prevention, cyber and national security.

  • Gifts from above as Operation Toy Drop continues for 16th year

    Dec 11, 2013

    Rain-laden skies could not dampen the spirit of the Soldiers on Fort Bragg, N.C., as they jumped out of airplanes over Sicily drop zone in support of the 16th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • SMA Chandler thanks civilians for job well done

    Dec 11, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addressed a crowd of Soldiers and civilians, Dec. 3, 2013, in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., and discussed the Army profession as well as recognized more than a dozen outstanding Soldiers and civilians for their service.

  • Army ROTC Cadets at UT, Austin, participate in innovative SHARP training

    Dec 9, 2013

    Like many students at the University of Texas, Austin, Army ROTC Cadets dressed up for Halloween. However, their destination was not an on-campus party but for an alternative way to learn about a topic that is serious to the Army.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Corps of Engineers promotes long-term dam safety by identifying problems, engineering solutions

    Dec 9, 2013

    One of the most important missions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers carries out is reducing the risk of flooding. The Summersville Dam in West Virginia, the second largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi River, is designed to do just. During the most recent comprehensive inspection, which occurs once every 10 years, engineers discovered a problem; last month they engineered a solution.

  • Soldiers to get expedited airport security screenings

    Dec 9, 2013

    Beginning Dec. 20, 2013, Soldiers will be eligible for expedited pre-flight screening at airports, meaning they'll be able to get into the express line where they don't need to remove their shoes and belts or take laptops out of their baggage.

  • Soldiers dominate World Cup bobsled competition in Park City

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers defended home snow as if Olympic dreams depended upon their performances at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's 2013 World Cup stop, Dec. 6-7, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

  • Team USA loaded with Soldiers bobsledding for Olympic berths

    Dec 6, 2013

    Several Soldiers are competing for bobsled berths on Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. They are competing this weekend in an International Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup event at Park City Utah.

  • Army continues to evolve energy programs despite huge budget cuts

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army had to scrap more than $250 million in energy projects during fiscal year 2013 in order to comply with the Budget Control Act, said the service's deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability.

  • SMA talks policy, Army future with Old Guard

    Dec 4, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, and his wife, Jeanne, visited with service members, Department of Defense civilians and families on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Dec. 3, 2013.

  • Soldiers lead students in physical readiness training

    Dec 3, 2013

    Mondays thru Fridays at Army installations throughout the world, Soldiers conduct physical readiness training to help ensure physical fitness and combat readiness. Students at Patriot Elementary on Fort Carson, Colo., were given the opportunity to do the same Nov. 18-20, 2013, when Soldiers visited the school to train with them.

  • Sherman tank returns to North Country for restoration

    Dec 2, 2013

    A World War II-era M4A3 "Sherman" tank staged at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs for the past decade was transported Nov. 22, 2013, to Fort Drum, N.Y., where it will undergo a complete makeover before being returned to the museum next year.

  • Volunteers place thousands of Christmas wreaths on graves of fallen heroes

    Dec 2, 2013

    Vibrant splashes of seasonal green and red brightened a wintry morning at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, in Killen, Texas, Nov. 30, 2013, as more than 1,000 volunteers placed more than 5,000 Christmas wreaths were placed on row after row of snowy white grave markers.

  • Army Reserve responds to Illinois tornado

    Dec 2, 2013

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 724th Transportation Company were among the first to assist with recovery efforts in the aftermath of a deadly F4 tornado that ripped through Washington, Ill., Nov. 17, 2013.

  • Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

    Nov 27, 2013

    For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass blowing from experts in the field.

  • Pow Wow at Fort Sam Houston celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 27, 2013

    Members of the Fort Sam Houston and surrounding communities gathered together Nov. 16 in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month during the 14th annual "Honoring of the Veterans Pow Wow" at the Fort Sam Houston Teen and Youth Center.

  • Fort Sill dentists fix, clean teeth in single visit

    Nov 27, 2013

    An Armywide dental program that gives Soldiers an exam, cleaning and restorative care in one fell swoop benefits Soldiers and their units, dental clinics and the Army.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers donate blood ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 26, 2013

    Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Soldiers and civilians are participating in the quarterly Fort Riley, Kan., blood drive to support the American Red Cross Central Plains Region Blood Service on post.

  • Soldiers hit ground running first day of `Best Warrior'

    Nov 21, 2013

    From the pre-dawn hours to after the sun dipped below the horizon, the Army's finest warriors were pushed to their limits both physically and mentally during the first day of the Army's 2013 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Army secretary notes wounded warrior progress, challenges

    Nov 20, 2013

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh acknowledged the depth and breadth of wounded warrior issues during a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 16, 2013.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Fort Carson honored at 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Directorate of Public Works at Fort Carson received the 2013 Federal Energy Management Program Director's Award during a ceremony at the Department of Interior's Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.

  • McHugh touts importance of Army ammunition ocean terminals

    Nov 17, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (Calif.) to assess the facility's requirements and capabilities for the safe and secure delivery of munitions to and from the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • U.S. surgeon general visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 14, 2013

    The newly appointed U.S. surgeon general met with Public Health Service officers assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 7, 2013, and toured the Department of Defense Telehealth and Technology center.

  • $5.35 billion sufficient for Hurricane Sandy relief, USACE chief tells Congress

    Nov 14, 2013

    The $5.35 billion authorized for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects to mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is enough to reduce future risk, the Army's chief of Engineers told Congress.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Army.mil homepage featured photos

    Nov 13, 2013

    These photos are displayed on Army.mil in the Featured Photos box on the Army homepage.

  • Pentagon exhibit highlights American Indian wartime achievements

    Nov 13, 2013

    American Indian achievements in the Army and Marine Corps are depicted in a Pentagon display on loan this week from the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Army Corps, U.S. Navy retrieve piece of Civil War ironclad from Savannah River

    Nov 13, 2013

    Archeologists working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved a 64-square-foot section of a Civil War ironclad warship from the bottom of the Savannah River near Savannah, Ga., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • 'America's Parade' honors veterans

    Nov 12, 2013

    The people of New York City honored the men and women who served the nation as they lined 5th Avenue during "America's Parade" to celebrate Veterans Day.

  • Thousands pause to remember fallen Vietnam veterans

    Nov 11, 2013

    Thousands gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 2013, to remember the service and sacrifice of all who served, and to pay tribute to those who did not return home from the war.

  • Vietnam Army Nurse Corps veteran honors women who served

    Nov 8, 2013

    Veterans Day is a time to honor those who served and remember the sacrifice and courage of those who gave so much for the nation.

  • Mail early to ensure packages reach loved ones over holidays

    Nov 7, 2013

    With the holidays coming up fast, now is the time to consider mailing early, especially to loved ones overseas, said an official with the Military Postal Service Agency.

  • Army Reserve unit honors native Chicagoan, World War II veteran 68 years after service

    Nov 7, 2013

    U.S. Army World War II veteran, Frank Andrews, 94, was awarded six medals, to include the Purple Heart, from Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn, Commanding General of the 85th Support Command and Deputy Commanding General for Support of First Army, Division West, Nov. 3, 2013, during a surprise ceremony at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL.

  • Rucking for a cause at Natick

    Nov 6, 2013

    On Nov. 10, 2013, about 200 people around the world, including Capt. Justin Fitch of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will be rucking for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans and families who deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideations and tendencies.

  • Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier

    Nov 6, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 1, 2013.

  • Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

    Nov 5, 2013

    Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • Hero 2 Hired comprehensive resource for Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans, spouses

    Nov 5, 2013

    With millions of job listings, and advice for job seekers, the "Hero 2 Hired" website is a tremendous resource for Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans, and spouses, said a top enlisted adviser.

  • 'Operation Mend' heals wounded service members at UCLA

    Nov 5, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell visited "Operation Mend," Nov. 1, 2013, to gain insight and knowledge into the groundbreaking program that provides wounded military personnel with specialized medical care.

  • Army leadership recognizes excellence of The Old Guard, 'Pershing's Own'

    Nov 4, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presented framed mementos to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Nov. 4, 2013, in appreciation for their flawless support during the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Under Secretary of the Army-hosted Twilight Tattoos.

  • McAlester increases public-private partnerships, revenue

    Nov 4, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., had a banner year, generating $16.1 million from 26 public-private partnerships in the fiscal year 2013, said explained a plant official.

  • Headstone placement time at ANC greatly improved in past two years

    Nov 1, 2013

    Over the past two years, the time it takes to place a headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., has been reduced from as many as 180 days to an average of just 45 days, said the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program.

  • Vice Chief Campbell, SMA Chandler discuss readiness and resiliency at Lewis-McChord

    Nov 1, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Oct. 30, 2013, to discuss the progress of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • Vice Chief Campbell, SMA Chander visit 'Big Red One' Soldiers, discuss R2C

    Oct 31, 2013

    On a mission to take the pulse of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Kan., Gen. John F. Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III; and other Army representatives visited the post, Oct. 29, 2013.

  • JROTC cadet volunteers honor wounded warriors during 2013 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 31, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet volunteers from Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va., prepared the "Warrior Tent" in honor of the 85 athletes who competed in the Wounded Warrior and Wheelchair category of the Army Ten-Miler, at the Pentagon, Oct. 20, 2013.

  • Army vice chief, SMA visit Fort Sill for resiliency input

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army's second in command and its top enlisted Soldier were at Fort Sill, Okla., Oct. 29-30, 2013, to solicit input from Soldiers, families, leaders and Army civilians on implementation of the Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • McHugh relights JFK Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 29, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh relit the eternal flame in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2013, which marks the final resting places of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

  • Army researcher looks for cold facts

    Oct 28, 2013

    Maj. David DeGroot, Ph.D., went looking for the cold facts, and after years of study, he may have them.

  • Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts pass year milestone

    Oct 28, 2013

    One year ago, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J.

  • Natick Soldier exchanges gifts, admiration with patriotic Red Sox player

    Oct 24, 2013

    On a late June day at Fenway Park in Boston, Master Sgt. Miguel Chacon was looking on with great pleasure as Red Sox players signed autographs for his three children and dozens of others when he felt something hit him on the side.

  • Record field for Army Ten-Miler benefits Morale, Welfare and Recreation

    Oct 23, 2013

    A record Army Ten-Miler field of 35,000 registered participants, along with a record-setting number of starters and finishers, helped generate funds to support Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. The previous five runnings of the event generated more than $3 million for the Family and MWR fund.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Doing lab work for 'HEROES'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Ten students from the UMass Lowell Co-op Scholars Program worked during the summer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, as part of the Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers, or HEROES, program.

  • Army's first Executive Resilience, Performance Course offered to Army leaders at Belvoir

    Oct 21, 2013

    Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted the Army's first official Executive Resilience and Performance Course for Army leaders, Oct. 17, 2013.

  • Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

    Oct 21, 2013

    Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish, Oct. 20, 2013, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

  • Pathfinders jump toward next 'rendezvous with destiny'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, conducted the unit's last scheduled jump, at Corregidor Drop Zone, on Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013.

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