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  • Spouse support challenging in a changing world

    Oct 14, 2015

    Not so many years ago, military spouses talked over coffee, at Family readiness group meetings, wives clubs and had many other face-to-face options for communicating with each other. Today, even with ever-growing technology options, new and veteran spouses alike may struggle to find the communication channel they need at a new assignment.

  • Dailey: 'Not in My Squad' works to empower NCOs

    Oct 13, 2015

    "Not in My Squad" is a grass-roots approach to creating a climate of dignity, respect and cohesion, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Practice postal security every day at work, home

    Oct 13, 2015

    It's that time of year again when cards, letters, and packages are delivered to homes and offices across the country and around the world.

  • Milley dispels 4 seductive myths of warfare

    Oct 13, 2015

    The Army "exists for a single purpose and none other: to fight and win wars in defense of the United States of America. That's it. Fighting and winning wars is our raison d'être," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

  • Army University part of leader development emphasis

    Oct 13, 2015

    Leader development is important to ensure the Army's success in a complex world, emphasized officials during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Senior leaders: Budget cuts may jeopardize Family readiness

    Oct 13, 2015

    Caring for the health, happiness and well-being of Army Families is not only a moral obligation, it's a readiness issue. And it's one that is being threatened by budget cuts, senior Army leaders told Family members during a forum at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Monday.

  • McHugh: America needs its Army

    Oct 12, 2015

    During his 7th and final opening address during this year's Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Army Secretary John M. McHugh hammered home the importance of ground forces in winning wars, and maintaining American security and dominance.

  • With STEP, promotions dependent on education, training

    Oct 12, 2015

    The sergeant major of the Army told a roomful of senior noncommissioned officers, or NCOs, that a "monumental change" to NCO education and training is just over the horizon and it promises to be an emotional topic.

  • Army team sweeps male individual, team categories at Ten-Miler

    Oct 11, 2015

    Runner Paul Chelimo, a private first class, led his fellow Soldiers to take the first through five top male individual spots during the 31st anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 11.

  • Mississippi National Guardsmen prepare to defend capital

    Oct 9, 2015

    Mississippi Army National Guardsmen, with the 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery, or ADA, Regiment, finalized their pre-deployment training for a nearly yearlong rotation in the National Capital Region with a live-fire exercise.

  • Partnership looks to raise energy awareness

    Oct 9, 2015

    With last year's energy bill exceeding $52 million, Redstone Arsenal is the Army's 12th largest energy consumer but a local partnership is looking to change that.

  • Golden Dragons honor their history at Battle of Mogadishu

    Oct 8, 2015

    When Detroit native Cory Smith joined the Army in the early 1990s, he knew his life would be different, but he could not have predicted the magnitude of how much it would change.

  • WWII ski trooper recalls service

    Oct 8, 2015

    Charles W. Smith was an 18-year-old private first class assigned to 3rd Platoon, I Company, 85th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, and served as an Army ski trooper during World War II. He returned to Fort Drum recently to reminisce and speak with the new generation of 10th Mountain Division Soldiers.

  • Army Ten-Miler participants encouraged to 'run to honor'

    Oct 8, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend, are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • Ranger grad inspires future candidates

    Oct 7, 2015

    Speaking to a room full of infantry lieutenants at the 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment Headquarters, Oct. 2, 2nd Lt. Michael Janowski hoped to motivate the recent Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course graduates with his story of resiliency as they prepared to begin the Ranger course, Oct. 4.

  • Texas National Guard Soldiers receive state, federal Purple Hearts

    Oct 7, 2015

    Four Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, who are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center here, received both state and federal Purple Heart medals during ceremonies at the Warrior and Family Support Center's Purple Heart Garden.

  • National Guard units in South Carolina deal with flood aftermath

    Oct 7, 2015

    National Guard Soldiers and airmen in South Carolina continue to battle the ravages of historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin.

  • Allyn: Soldiers bring talent, ethics to private workforce

    Oct 7, 2015

    During the next six to eight years, the Army will draw down by some 250,000 Soldiers. Continued sequestration will mean an additional 15,000 Soldiers could also be involuntarily separated.

  • Dailey to Best Warrior Competitors: this is unlike anything you've done before

    Oct 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier enlisted competition representing major commands from across the force wouldn't be complete without the presence of the Army's top enlisted Soldier.

  • Perkins provides senior NCOs clarity on future Army

    Oct 5, 2015

    In an age of uncertainty, Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spent the morning of Sept. 30 providing clarity on the Army's operating concept and the role of the senior noncommissioned officer in mission command.

  • More than 1,300 Guard members respond to flooding throughout East Coast

    Oct 5, 2015

    At least 1,300 members of the South Carolina National Guard were on duty Monday to assist local governments in the wake of the historic flooding that has caused several deaths in the rain-battered state.

  • Natick cultivates its future workforce

    Oct 2, 2015

    After spending a busy summer working in the laboratories, test kitchens, parachute shops and shelter systems at the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, the nation's next generation of top scientists and engineers are ready to launch their careers.

  • Hispanic Army Family proud of heritage, American citizenship

    Oct 2, 2015

    The smell of patelitos wafts through the air as the Army logistician prepares his uniform for school. As they start their day, he, originally from Cuba, and his Honduran wife, reflect on the importance of their respective Hispanic cultures and on being U.S. citizens during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers

    Sep 30, 2015

    Given the fact that the Army does not have any new major weapon program starts involving the production of howitzer and tank cannons planned for the next decade, the Watervliet Arsenal now finds itself looking more and more at how it can incrementally modify the current fielded systems to bring workload to the Army's manufacturing center.

  • Drones to take Network Integration Evaluation by swarm

    Sep 30, 2015

    In this season's Network Integration Evaluation taking place on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss, Texas, coordinated units of remotely-operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible threat on tomorrow's battlefields.

  • Natick developing new 'battlefield kitchen'

    Sep 29, 2015

    Mention "BK" to some people, and a certain fast-food establishment might come to mind. At the Natick Soldier Systems Center, however, those two letters refer to the latest in field feeding technology.

  • Army asks manufacturers for their ideas on replacement Apache engines

    Sep 29, 2015

    Last week, the Army asked industry to provide preliminary design review proposals for the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, which will eventually replace the existing General Electric T700-GE-701C/D engines that now power AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.

  • Solid waste characterization study conducted at Natick

    Sep 28, 2015

    A team of three from the Army Public Health Center, or APHC, was recently at the Natick Soldier Systems Center conducting a solid waste characterization study to assess the amount of trash the installation is producing.

  • Army's longest-serving medical officer retires

    Sep 28, 2015

    For decades Col. Arthur Wittich has cared for service members and their Families, delivering an estimated 10,000 babies and ushering in the next generation of military Families. On Sept. 25, the oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington retired after 44 years of service.

  • World War II veterans commemorate 71st anniversary of campaign in France

    Sep 28, 2015

    Four 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers, who had fought their way through Europe during World War II, were welcomed at Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 19, as part of a commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the 6th Army Group's Campaign in France, which took place Aug. 15, 1944 through Feb. 9, 1945.

  • SMDC has high hopes for low-cost launcher

    Sep 25, 2015

    Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Test Execution Support Division developed a transportable, mission-configurable, 25,000 pounds-capacity Transportable Target Launcher, or 25K TTL, to support Department of Defense operational testing of theater-class tactical ballistic missile targets.

  • Cyberattack No. 1 threat, says brigade commander at NIE 16.1

    Sep 25, 2015

    "The greatest threat I face as a brigade commander on the battlefield is not [enemy] tanks, snipers or IEDs," said Col. Chuck Masaracchia. It's defending the network.

  • Army Corps of Engineers pledges on-going help for wildfire victims

    Sep 23, 2015

    With thousands of people forced from their homes by wildfires in three Northern California counties, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has pledged to continue to provide available space to accommodate evacuees at two Corps-operated campgrounds in the area free of charge, officials said.

  • WWII Army cook's artistic acumen captures everyday life of Soldiers at war

    Sep 23, 2015

    War is a miserable business; when a Soldier isn't engaged in active combat, he's often bored. During World War II, Soldiers endured harsh weather, uncomfortable quarters and unsatisfying combat rations, but nothing could cure their ills faster than hot chow and mail, said Dr. Michael Lynch, research historian with the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

  • Army to enlist robots to pull Soldiers off battlefield

    Sep 23, 2015

    In the future, it may no longer be a medic who comes running to the side of a wounded Soldier. Instead, it might be an Army-operated unmanned aerial or ground vehicle.

  • Army Medical Command supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Sep 22, 2015

    Army Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries may be at risk when unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications are present in the household.

  • Global warming: Army health readiness concern?

    Sep 22, 2015

    Climate change might be the most significant threat facing the Army's health readiness in the future, one Army science advisor said.

  • Fanning to be nominated as Army secretary

    Sep 21, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced his intent Friday to nominate seven individuals to key administration posts, included among those is Eric K. Fanning, who will be nominated for the position of Army secretary.

  • Army names best post financial institutions

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Army recently named two financial institutions that operate on its installations as being the best among their peers in 2014.

  • Carter honors 3 who stopped gunman on Paris-bound train

    Sep 17, 2015

    On Aug. 21, three childhood friends were on a train bound for Paris when they heard a gunshot. Amidst screams and commotion, they quickly focused on a man wielding an AK-47, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Army Criminal Investigation Command seeks Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2015

    The latest "Wanted" poster released by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking applications from qualified Solders to train and serve as sworn federal law enforcement agents.

  • Prepare for emergencies: Plan for worst before it's too late

    Sep 16, 2015

    In the event of an emergency such as a natural or man-made disaster, survival can often depend on having a plan and a kit. Family emergency plans were discussed during an emergency preparedness fair at the Pentagon, Sept. 16.

  • Still time to complete gender relations survey

    Sep 16, 2015

    The cutoff date has been extended for Guard and Reserve Soldiers to complete a survey on gender relations in the workplace. Officials are stressing the importance of receiving feedback from Soldiers.

  • Suicide prevention means a constant invitation for help

    Sep 16, 2015

    He had received all the mandatory training and watched all the suicide prevention videos, but was not prepared when his best friend took his own life.

  • New anechoic chamber makes room for larger vehicle tests

    Sep 15, 2015

     The Army increased its ability to test radio frequencies used by Soldier technologies when it opened one of the largest anechoic chambers on the East Coast, Aug. 21.

  • Military, civilian health care executives aim for increased collaboration

    Sep 15, 2015

    A group of 35 senior military and civilian health care executives gathered at the Cedarbrook Lodge for the Puget Sound Health Care Executive Roundtable, Sept. 10-11.

  • Soldiers prepare for civilian life after Army

    Sep 15, 2015

    One of the top priorities of Fort Benning's leadership is providing Soldiers with opportunities to prepare for life after the military, said Kevin Aker, transition services specialist at Fort Benning's Soldier for Life Center.

  • Ten-Miler Shadow Run, D.C. race include husband, wife teams racing together

    Sep 14, 2015

    From the Boston Marathon to Alaska's Mount McKinley and Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, this husband and wife team, in more ways than one, has never let distance stand in their way. And even though their next adventure separates them by thousands of miles, they said they're still in it together.

  • TRADOC commander shares advice on leading in a complex world

    Sep 14, 2015

    Professors of military science, Cadet Command Headquarters and brigade staff members were treated to words of advice from Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, Sept. 11, during a portion of the Cadet Command's Mission Command Workshop.

  • Vice chief, supporters honor wounded vets on Ride 2 Recovery

    Sep 12, 2015

    In 2012, Stefan LeRoy, a cavalry scout with the 82nd Airborne Division, stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan while carrying a fellow Soldier who was injured. LeRoy's world had just been turned upside-down. In that instant, he became a double-amputee, losing one leg above the knee and the other just below the knee.

  • With 'Yudh Abhyas,' 7th Infantry Division welcomes Indian soldiers

    Sep 12, 2015

    For the first time in its 11-year history, Exercise Yudh Abhyas came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, bringing with it 150 soldiers from the Indian army.

  • Users test new SHARP software application

    Sep 11, 2015

    Former and current commanders and senior noncommissioned officers took part in a one-day software test here to validate the ELITE SHARP Command Team Trainer laptop-based training application.

  • Capitol Hill workout commemorates 9/11

    Sep 11, 2015

    Some congressional staffers, and even some military officers serving in legislative liaison positions here, might have never worked so hard as they did during a 9/11-themed "workout of the day" in the Upper Senate Park on Capitol Hill.

  • Retired general rehabs at hospital he once commanded

    Sep 11, 2015

    A retired major general has high praise for the health care provider he oversaw more than two decades ago.

  • Summit aims to put brain injuries on level with post-9/11 trauma care

    Sep 11, 2015

    There's a system of joint trauma care now from the battlefield all the way to Walter Reed or Brooke Army Medical Center. That same type of system is needed for traumatic brain injury, a medical expert said.

  • National program provides employment for wounded warriors

    Sep 10, 2015

    From the war zone to the workplace, the nation's wounded warriors are ready to serve. They did so, first, on the battlefield, where they suffered the physical or mental damage caused by war. Now, they are looking for ways to serve their nation in the workforce.

  • West Point ranks as the No. 2 public college in the US

    Sep 10, 2015

    A report released by U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges, Wednesday, ranked the U.S. Military Academy at West Point the No. 2 Top Public College along with several top five rankings in undergraduate engineering programs and high school counselors top college picks.

  • Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers' health

    Sep 10, 2015

    After 17 hours without sleep, response time has been shown to be equivalent to a person with a blood alcohol content of .05 percent and 24 hours awake translates to a blood alcohol concentration of .10 percent, which is more than legally drunk.

  • M119 howitzer still plays critical role for Army

    Sep 9, 2015

    More than two decades have passed since the first M119 howitzer rolled off the production line at Rock Island Arsenal - Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, yet it remains one of the Army's primary direct and indirect fire support assets.

  • Homeless, abused, high school dropout shares her struggles, triumphs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Linda Singh, a then 16-year-old high school honor student living in Frederick, Maryland, had dreams of playing basketball at the University of Maryland and majoring in engineering.

  • Robots clear site for future aerial gunnery range

    Sep 9, 2015

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is using this innovative robotic range clearance process on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before construction can begin on the installation's new $40 million live-fire aerial range that will soon provide Army rotary wing aircraft aerial bombing and target practice.

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier recovers from life's curveballs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Typically, a story about Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers brings to mind images of servicemen and servicewomen recovering from trauma and events on distant battlefields. For Staff Sgt. Kimberly McLaughlin, her battles have been fought closer to home.

  • Army expands planning for cyber future

    Sep 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army requirements, acquisition, and research and development cyber community met here to collaborate on various cyber initiatives, Aug. 5-7.

  • Global Response Force successfully employs 'flying command post'

    Sep 8, 2015

    The Army successfully deployed its Enroute Mission Command Capability during Dragon Spear, a Joint Forcible Entry exercise involving a parachute assault by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and the Assault Command Post of the XVII Airborne Corps.

  • Army Emergency Relief gives junior Soldiers direct access

    Sep 8, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief has just made it easier for junior Soldiers to request interest-free loans and grants.

  • 7th Infantry Division's Exercise Rising Thunder to bring aviation angle to fight

    Sep 7, 2015

    Exercise Rising Thunder, with both Japanese and U.S. Soldiers, kicks off for the 22nd time today at Yakima Training Center, Washington, about 180 miles east of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Army Corps of Engineers projects prevent $13.3 billion in flood damages

    Sep 4, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood risk reduction projects in the south central and southwestern United States prevented an estimated $13.3 billion in damages to local communities and infrastructure during the May-June 2015 flood event, according to recent calculations by corps officials with the Southwestern Division in Dallas.

  • Vietnam vets commemorate 50th anniversary of 'helicopter war'

    Sep 4, 2015

    Hundreds of Vietnam combat helicopter pilots, their guests and Gold Star families planted a tree in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 28, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops entering the Vietnam War.

  • Musicians bring healing to wounded warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" are using their musical skills to help their fellow service members cope with mental and physical challenges.

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Summit panelists encourage job-seekers to leverage military experience, skills

    Sep 3, 2015

    More than 1,500 Soldiers, Family members and veterans gathered to attend the Fort Drum Transition Summit and Hiring Our Heroes career fair, Aug. 26-27.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 receives class rings

    Sep 3, 2015

    In a ceremony that began with the Class of 1835 to honor the tradition of the Long Gray Line, the Class of 2016 received their class rings during a ring ceremony at Trophy Point here, Aug. 28.

  • Army Corps of Engineers projects prevent $13.3 billion in flood damages during recent rains

    Sep 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood risk reduction projects in the south central and southwestern United States prevented an estimated $13.3 billion in damages to local communities and infrastructure during the May-June 2015 flood event , according to recent calculations by Corps officials with the Southwestern Division in Dallas. The most damages prevented were in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, where the figure stood at $6.7 billion. Closely following was the greater Houston area with $6.4 billion in flood damages prevented.

  • Natick scientists investigate ways to help Soldiers recover from stress

    Sep 2, 2015

    Soldiers can't avoid stress, but researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are leading a study to investigate ways to help Soldiers increase their cognitive resilience under stress.

  • Dailey visits Soldiers in Texas

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited troopers, from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 27. Dailey asked Soldiers about their well-being, leadership, and answered some of their questions about the future of the Army.

  • Ranger School hangs out 'all Soldiers welcome' sign

    Sep 2, 2015

    From now on, the Army's Ranger School will be open to any female Soldiers who meet the criteria.

  • Guard, agency conduct major earthquake exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, along with representatives from other state agencies, National Guard Bureau, U.S. Northern Command, and the Polish Armed Forces participated in an exercise, providing incident management and emergency management teams, agency technical experts and military personnel to support a military's training scenario.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.

  • Army offers deployment resilience training to spouses

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Army offers deployment resilience training to spouses that is tailored to address unique challenges they may face during pre- and post-deployment.

  • Changes coming to TRICARE pharmacy benefit

    Sep 1, 2015

    A new law going into effect Oct. 1, 2015, requires most TRICARE beneficiaries to get brand name maintenance drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. If beneficiaries keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs, they will have to pay the full cost. Active duty service members are exempt from the law's requirement.

  • August marks Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 31, 2015

    This month, three U.S. service members did not stand by and instead acted to stop a gunman on a high-speed train in France saving multiple lives.

  • Army works to open Vietnam War exhibit

    Aug 31, 2015

    A punji pit and many other items from the Vietnam War are part of the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center's new Vietnam War exhibit: "Courage, Commitment and Fear: The American Soldier in the Vietnam War," set to open in two months.

  • Brain trauma experts talk impact, emerging care options

    Aug 28, 2015

    The health and longevity of the human brain took center stage at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium during a media roundtable event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 19, featuring several of the country's premier experts on traumatic brain injury.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • Army team wins team, individual matches in 3-gun championship

    Aug 28, 2015

    The Army's action shooting team won the four-man team event for the second straight year and several individual first-place titles during the 2015 Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship at the National Rifle Association's Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico, Aug. 13-16.

  • Army hosts first Armed Forces women's rugby camp

    Aug 28, 2015

    Sixteen service members - half of whom were Soldiers - reported to the military's first training camp for women's rugby, Aug. 23.

  • Flight simulator facility staff provides realistic training for pilots

    Aug 27, 2015

    From the time Army pilots begin flight school until the day they end their careers in aviation, many will have logged thousands of hours in flight time. These individuals will be called upon to use their expertise to support missions both stateside and downrange.

  • Army prepares systems, partner nations for network exercise

    Aug 27, 2015

    Several unit command posts and a full fleet of tactical vehicles are built and ready to be equipped with the most advanced technology the Army has to offer.

  • Army War College running parallel study on future of Army

    Aug 27, 2015

    Army War College students began research, Aug. 27, on the future size and force mix of all Army components - one of five research projects that faculty-student teams will produce with Army research funding.

  • National Guard continue response as western wildfires increase

    Aug 27, 2015

    More than 2,000 National Guard members are assisting state and local authorities in battling wildfires across five states in the western United States, more than double the number of Guard members, who were assisting last week. It is the largest National Guard response to a natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Guard officials said.

  • Oshkosh wins contract to manufacture joint light tactical vehicle

    Aug 26, 2015

    Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $6.7 billion contract, Aug. 25, for production of the joint light tactical vehicle.

  • Fast drones, faster decisions the future for combat injured

    Aug 26, 2015

    During a break between meetings at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld spoke about the concept of innovation in the field of mobile trauma care.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Soldiers battle Washington wildfires

    Aug 25, 2015

    With the Tower Wildfire burning more than 10,000 acres of forest in Northeastern Washington over the last week, the Soldiers of Task Force First Round cannot get to the front lines quick enough, and to make this happen, they are completing training, which is setting the stage for future operations.

  • Army, DOD experts discuss multi-pronged approach to brain injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army and Department of Defense experts recently discussed a multi-pronged approach to traumatic brain injuries during a seminar designed to share updated information on the management and treatment of traumatic brain injury with staff from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Aug. 7.

  • Army Medicine research scientists work to eliminate heat-related injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    A team of research scientists at the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command on Fort Detrick, Maryland, are working to eliminate heat-related injuries to military service members.

  • Lifeliner signal Soldiers hone technical, tactical skills

    Aug 24, 2015

    Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, trained on both their tactical and technical skills during a two-week field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Army War College adds Gulf War case study to curriculum

    Aug 24, 2015

    When classes began Aug. 17, the U.S. Army War College introduced a new seven-day Introduction to Strategic Studies course, which includes a four-day Gulf War case study.

  • Army embraces diversity, chaplain tells foreign journalists

    Aug 22, 2015

    "My role as chaplain is not to push my faith on someone. My role is to facilitate someone's growth in his or her own faith," said Col. Kenneth Williams, a Pentagon chaplain.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.