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  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Army to introduce new command post wireless capability

    Jun 2, 2015

    By going wireless, command posts not only shed cumbersome cabling, but network set up and tear down times are cut from hours to minutes, making jumps easier and faster.

  • Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.

  • Multinational Air Assault initiates Combined Resolve IV force-on-force

    Jun 1, 2015

    This mission initiated the beginning of the force-on-force portion of Combined Resolve IV, a warfighting exercise focused on improving multinational operations with NATO allies and partners. Approximately 4,700 participants from 13 countries are taking part in the exercise, which is taking place at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels Training Area, from May 12-June 6.

  • Sustainers induct 10 sergeants into NCO Corps

    Jun 1, 2015

    Two Soldiers sit facing one another onstage under a dramatic spotlight. The one on the left speaks: "Sergeant, treat me with respect for no heart in the entire world is more loyal than the heart of an American Soldier. Do not beat my spirit with your words, Sergeant for though I will do what you demand; your guidance, patience, And understanding will more quickly teach me to 'Be, Know, and Do.'"

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • Fort Campbell firefighters train, protect community

    May 31, 2015

    Fort Campbell's firefighters with the Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are ready to serve the community when disaster strikes.

  • Construction begins on largest solar array in Ky.

    May 29, 2015

    A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a capped landfill on Fort Campbell, Wednesday, marked the next step in the installation's renewable energy plan. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the largest solar array in Kentucky.

  • Muleskinners adopt new name, don 10th Mountain Division patch

    May 28, 2015

    The Muleskinner Brigade now bears a new name and its Soldiers wear a new patch on their shoulders. The 10th Sustainment Brigade was redesignated as the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade and Soldiers donned the 10th Mountain Division (LI) shoulder sleeve insignia during a ceremony held May 20 in front of the brigade headquarters.

  • Sustainers stand down for summer safety

    May 28, 2015

    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers participated in the unit's Summer Safety Stand Down Day, May 19. The safety day kicked off the 100 days of summer, which is a program that runs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • WWI 4ID Soldier to receive highest award for valor

    May 28, 2015

    A World War I 4th Infantry Division Soldier will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony June 2, 2015.

  • Raider Brigade Strykers meet the Globemaster III

    May 28, 2015

    Soldiers buckled themselves into the seats lining the inside of the C-17 while elbowing each other for space. The flight was short but they shared it with 19-ton Strykers strapped down by gleaming chains at their feet.

  • 4th ID, Division West honor nation's fallen for Memorial Day

    May 27, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- First Army Division West, alongside the 4th Infantry Division, held a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the 4th ID Memorial, here May 20.

  • Unit named top Army chemical company

    May 27, 2015

    A unit from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command was named the best chemical company in the active Army for the second consecutive year.

  • The 11th ACR Horse Detachment Demonstrates Tradition

    May 27, 2015

    MARINA, Calif. - Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry on 9 May.

  • Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

    May 26, 2015

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015's commencement at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 23.

  • Next-GEN Command Post

    May 26, 2015

    For Soldiers on the front lines, winning in a complex world calls for an increase in both capability and adaptability. In response, the Army is integrating advanced technology and taking new, more flexible and holistic approaches to acquisition to create a leaner, more mobile command post to support an expeditionary force. This article was first published in the April - June issue of Army AL&T Magazine

  • 3ABCT begins FIST Certs

    May 25, 2015

    The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, completed its initial round of Fire Support Team (FIST) certification courses at Camp Buehring for fire support specialists and Officers of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, May 18-23.

  • European rotational brigade exercises artillery during Combined Resolve IV

    May 22, 2015

    Artillery unit from 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division conduct scenario training during exercise Combined Resolve IV in Hohenfels, Germany, 21 May, 2015.

  • 101st Soldier shares Asian heritage story

    May 22, 2015

    Everybody has a story, and the Army is a great organization in which to learn from other's stories. That is the lesson 101st Airborne Division Assistant Chief of Staff G1 Lt. Col. Rebecca Eggers learned recently. As the keynote speaker for the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance today at Cole Park Commons, she shared a story that expands beyond her "Wisconsin farm kid" upbringing.

  • Commentary: Envisioning the Future of Computing

    May 21, 2015

    With advanced computers, the U.S. Army continues to see improvements and efficiencies. But where will we be in 10 years?

  • U.S. Marksmanship Unit instructors conduct first master trainer course at Fort Drum

    May 21, 2015

    The first iteration of the Marksmanship Master Trainer Course to take place outside of Fort Benning, Ga., occurred at Fort Drum from April 13 to May 15, and all 28 XVIII Airborne Corps Soldiers who attended the course completed it, giving the course its first 100-percent passing class.

  • The 11th ACR Supports 2/23 Infantry EDRE

    May 21, 2015

    BARSTOW DAGGETT AIRFIELD, Calif. -- With the help of the 11 Armored Cavalry Regiment, Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conducted an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise, 21 May, to prepare for their future mission with the Global Response Force to support contingency operations.

  • 20th CBRNE holds change of command ceremony

    May 20, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- The U.S. Army's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats conducted a change of command ceremony on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., May 20.

  • Raider brigade hones battlefield skills in combined arms exercise

    May 13, 2015

    Prone Soldiers concealed in low brush unleashed a hailstorm of ammunition at an approaching enemy force from their vantage point in the Fort Carson training area, April 24.

  • Consequence Management Unit changes command

    May 12, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Reserve's Consequence Management Unit conducted a change of command ceremony here May 8.

  • 3-82 Field Artillery "Red Dragons" Regiment re-designates as 3-16 Field Artillery "Rolling Thunder"

    May 12, 2015

    3rd Battalion of the 82nd Field Artillery Regiment colors were cased during a re-designation ceremony May 5 on Cooper Field here. Immediately following colors casing, the unit reflagged as 3rd Battalion of the 16th Field Artillery Regiment.

  • Army to focus on cyber strategy in tactical environments

    May 11, 2015

    The Army is analyzing cyberspace requirements and outlining potential technical investments based on its Cyber Materiel Development Strategy, released in February 2015.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • DACOWITS conducts focus groups on post

    May 8, 2015

    Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services members visited Fort Campbell, Tuesday through today, to conduct focus groups examining issues female Soldiers face.

  • USARC, 85th CSM's visit Fort Bliss

    May 7, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command and 85th Support Command senior enlisted advisors recently spent some one-on-one time with Army Reserve Soldiers with the 5th Armored Brigade. Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., USARC command sergeant major, discussed Operation Full Court Press, a deliberate operation that focuses on USAR leaders at every level helping to increase accessions, reduce controllable Soldier losses, increase promotions to sergeant and staff sergeant and improve the sponsorship program. While Thomas addressed big picture Army Reserve topics, Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Greene, 85th Support Command senior enlisted advisor, focused on Soldier issues such as the Noncommissioned Officer Education System and NCO promotions.

  • Conference looks at Fires future

    May 7, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Guests from around the world swarmed Snow Hall May 4-6 for the Fires Conference to sample the latest industry technology and discover how the Fires force is evolving.

  • Vets conduct 1st field hospital, lab exercises

    May 7, 2015

    The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) medical teams practiced real-world procedures and scenarios as well as food inspection during an exercise on Fort Carson April 27-29, 2015.

  • Air defense artillery Soldiers apply 'train as you fight'

    May 7, 2015

    "Train as you fight" is a phrase familiar to Soldiers. Whether they are preparing for an upcoming mission or keeping their skills honed to perfection, training in this manner is crucial to maintaining proficiency.

  • 1-68 Armor lieutenants get back to basics

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Lieutenants of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait completed a five-day certification course focused on fundamentals and basics, April 27-May 1.

  • Division West Soldiers receive flight training with German AF

    May 6, 2015

    HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico -- Soldiers and civilians from Division West recently met with the German Air Force Flying Training Center here and learned to fly a Tornado fighter jet in the flight simulator.

  • Consequence Management Unit deploys for exercise

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Indiana -- The U.S. Army Reserve's Consequence Management Unit (CMU) from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) participated in Exercise Vibrant Response here April 23 - May 8.

  • Soldier-led Army modernization efforts kick off as NIE 15.2 begins

    May 5, 2015

    As the Army continues to focus on readiness and modernization, Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, just kicked off their assessment of various capabilities. They are doing so through Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 or NIE, which is an initiative that will provide capabilities to the network in 2020.

  • Train like we fight: Cav brigade hones skills in realistic scenarios

    May 5, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- A Soldier stares through his windshield to focus on the vehicle in front of him. As he reaches a long, slow turn, he glances at his side view mirror to see a convoy of armored tactical vehicles behind him. He turns his head back to the windshield and an explosion erupts right next to his vehicle. It is a simulated improvised explosive device, placed there to test the Soldiers' ability to react in just such a situation. This is one of many training scenarios these Soldiers will experience in the coming days.

  • Deploying a combat sustainment support battalion to the National Training Center

    May 4, 2015

    The 35th CSSB provided sustainment support, conducted a tactical convoy, and faced an enemy guerrilla force during a rotation at the National Training Center.

  • New alignment enhances training, planning, and resourcing

    May 4, 2015

    Sustainment brigades will soon be aligned with divisions to meet the needs of today's Army.

  • A win-win for THAAD in Guam

    May 4, 2015

    For the past month the sounds of heavy equipment and the cries of "oo-rah!" from U.S. Marines has been a constant presence on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. These sounds ended April 29 when the engineers of Combat Logistics Battalion-3 from Marine Corps Base Hawaii completed their site improvement project for Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the U.S. Army's first forward deployed terminal high altitude area defense unit.

  • Army's precision guidance kit achieves new acquisition milestone, demonstrates high reliability

    Apr 30, 2015

    The Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), a program that turns 155 mm artillery rounds into near-precision projectiles, has reached another important milestone on its track to Full Rate Production (FRP). The program successfully completed a first Production Lot Acceptance Test at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, last week to assess the reliability of design corrective actions and provide acceptance of the first low rate initial production lot.

  • US tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    Apr 30, 2015

    Two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks move into position to prepare for a live-fire exercise in Estonia Apr. 30. The tanks, part of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are in Estonia as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a joint operation between NATO partners to improve interoperability and partnership between allies. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Operation Atlantic Resolve Public Affairs)

  • 20th CBRNE EOD troops detonate Civil War-era round

    Apr 28, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Washington -- U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldiers destroyed a live Civil War-era artillery round discovered in Ilwaco, Washington, April 22.

  • 80th Training Command logistician earns top honor

    Apr 27, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.

  • JRTC tour highlights training capabilities

    Apr 24, 2015

    Fort Polk, La. ---- For three Girl Scouts, the decision was unanimous. The explosions were the best part. The three scouts, along with their troop leader, were among a group of 135 people that toured the Joint Readiness Training Center training area commonly referred to as "The Box", April 11.

  • ACS class teaches self-defense: Participants learn basic skills to ward off attacks

    Apr 24, 2015

    Fort Campbell Army Community Service taught a hands-on instructional seminar on self-defense to teach participants basic defensive and evasive skills to use in case of attack.

  • Cav kid earns elite NASA opportunity

    Apr 24, 2015

    Among parents some sentiments are fairly universal, like the desire to see their children excel in academics, sports and extracurricular activities. Or the desire to see their children set challenging goals for themselves and then achieve them. Or even the simple desire to see their children happy. One 1st Cavalry Division Family has recently seen all of these wants become reality.

  • Combined Resolve IV to exercise Army's regionally-aligned forces

    Apr 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve IV, May 1 - June 26.

  • SHARP trailblazers reflect on program's start

    Apr 23, 2015

    Since Fort Drum's Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention program began in 2012, it has evolved to educate Soldiers, Civilians and Families on being accountable for solving problems and to act as an advocate for victims of harassment and assault through interagency coordination.

  • SHARP conference aims to motivate Soldiers to fight the enemy within

    Apr 23, 2015

    Soldiers gathered to witness the testimonies of survivors of sexual assault during the Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention conference April 15 and 16, at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Drum.

  • 'Not in my squad': Aviation leaders get tough on SHARP

    Apr 23, 2015

    Leaders of 10th Combat Aviation Brigade recently gathered to focus on Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, training in observance of a recent presidential proclamation declaring April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

  • 1-58th AOB welcomes new commander

    Apr 23, 2015

    The 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment (Airfield Operations) welcomed a new commander and bid farewell to the previous leader during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum April 15.

  • Dailey sets sights on military education

    Apr 23, 2015

    The importance of improving military education while continually improving the Army profession were two topics Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey shared with members of the Fort Carson community, April 20-21.

  • Trail Bosses' leadership streamlines validation for Network Integration Evaluation 15.2

    Apr 23, 2015

    Systems gearing up to be evaluated during Network Integration Evaluation 15.2, also known as NIE, finished spending their final weeks within the controlled Integration Motor Pool. During the Validation Exercise or VALEX, System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, power up equipment integrated onto vehicles in order to establish and validate the network.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • 'Durable' Soldiers join division Soldiers in wearing 'Big Red One' patch

    Apr 23, 2015

    The 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, conducted a redesignation and patching ceremony April 22 on Fort Riley's Cavalry Parade Field. Following direction from Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, the brigade switched to the 1st Inf. Div. Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, cased its colors and uncased new colors as the redesignated 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade during the ceremony.

  • Largest Bilateral Exercise For 20 Years Concludes, Marks Interoperability Milestone

    Apr 22, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Meticulously placed cards bearing symbols and acronyms lay across intersecting squares of parachute cord on the grey concrete of the pole barns. The wind drifts under the sheet metal roof, unimpeded by walls, and pushes gently on the paper markers placed all over the map that is laid out before hundreds of booted feet. One by one, officers and noncommissioned officers step onto the sand table and brief the Task Force Falcon staff, commanders and attached enablers on the actions of the enemy, terrain and weather of the area of operation, movements of friendly forces, areas of surveillance, and targets for indirect fire weapons. The combined arms rehearsal is nothing new to the assembled Servicemembers. Most have participated in them or observed them before. However, uniformity was wholly disrupted by a myriad of blue, tan, brown, green and gray uniforms. For many, this particular briefing was different for the variety of Soldiers, Airmen and Marines, both American and British, with interests in this exercise.

  • Troops remain vigilant on solemn 100th anniversary

    Apr 22, 2015

    On Flanders Fields, 100 years ago today, chemical warfare became a battlefield reality that Soldiers have had to prepare for ever since.

  • Odierno talks training, shaping battlefield with Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno visited the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, April 21-22, to observe training by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, while also visiting with both rotational and home-based Soldiers and leaders.

  • U.S., British troops participate in Shamal Storm

    Apr 21, 2015

    LONDON -- American Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with British Army troops in the United Kingdom and Jordan earlier this month.

  • 166th Aviation Brigade trains Ohio Guard on flight procedures

    Apr 21, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Division West observer-coach/trainers from Fort Hood, Texas recently traveled here for environmental flight training as part of the Ohio National Guard's mobilization training.

  • 20 female Soldiers complete gender-integrated RTACs

    Apr 21, 2015

    Nineteen female Soldiers made history April 20 when they began the first gender-integrated Ranger Course assessment on Fort Benning.

  • Fort Irwin welcomes, celebrates Vietnam Veterans at Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    Apr 20, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- He stood up in front of them all -- atop the stage and having just completed his introduction -- and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, "Welcome home." This is how Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, began the official ceremony April 18, for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, addressing the hundreds of Vietnam Veterans in attendance.

  • 4-3 BSTB combat engineers enhance skill during days of demolition

    Apr 20, 2015

    Combat engineers of 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted demolitions training on Fort Stewart, Ga., April 13-16, 2015.

  • Fort Bliss hosts 2nd Five Star Innovation Cup STEM Competition

    Apr 19, 2015

    El Paso's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Foundation, in partnership with the Fort Bliss Brigade Modernization Command, held its second Five Star Innovation Cup STEM Competition on Fort Bliss, March 21.

  • Sill Soldiers exercise with 1st Armored Division

    Apr 17, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Second Battalion, 18th Field Artillery recently participated in a large-scale exercise with more than 6,000 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Command trains for Global Response Force mission

    Apr 17, 2015

    Soldiers, from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command are training for the Global Response Force mission on Fort Polk, La., this month.

  • 2-15 Field Artillery Soldiers case colors for deployment to Afghanistan

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Allons Soldiers stood tall and proud in formation as their battalion colors were furled during a casing ceremony April 8 at Magrath Sports Complex on Fort Drum. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team completed one of the last remaining steps before heading off to Afghanistan.

  • 10th Mountain Division names training facility for highly decorated World War II veteran

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A 10th Mountain Division veteran who was highly decorated for his actions during World War II was honored during a memorialization ceremony April 8 at Fort Drum. Fort Drum officials rededicated the Training Support Center as the 1st Lt. John S. Creaghe Training Support Center. Creaghe served with the 1st Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, during WWII.

  • Cavalry Soldiers sharpen skills during gunnery training exercise

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the rains began to melt the snow and turned dirt to mud, Soldiers of Ghost Squadron piled into their tactical vehicles and made their way to the field to conduct semi-annual light cavalry gunnery April 7-15 on two different training areas north of Fort Drum.

  • Fort Drum SARC nominated for DOD's top honor

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Being the best at whatever she does is nothing new for Sgt. 1st Class Chylciale M. Washington; she's made a career of it. Among her many accolades, Washington was recently named one of U.S. Army Forces Command's best sexual assault response coordinators during the selection for the Department of Defense's Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Award.

  • First Army working group coordinates future warfighting training

    Apr 16, 2015

    Ensuring commanders and Soldiers have training opportunities to hone their warfighting skills was the focus of a Training Support and Synchronization Working Group held this week in First Army headquarters.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Total Army Force chaplains gather for SORTAF 2015

    Apr 16, 2015

    The FORSCOM Command Chaplain's Office hosted the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum, April 14 - 16, 2015, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The forum was designed to train, develop and empower junior chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force (Active Army, U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve).

  • Game of Drones: Sill Soldiers awarded at NTC

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- A noncommissioned officer from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery (Red Dragons) was recently recognized by the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Ground Soldiers take to the Sea; provides Expeditionary

    Apr 16, 2015

    On April 15, 2015, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's 710th Brigade Support Battalion (formerly 94th BSB) moved more than 100 Soldiers from Fort Polk, La., to the Port of Beaumont, Texas showing the Army's ability to provide ground troop sustainment support via sea vessel, also owned by the Army.

  • 1-66 Armor honors lineage with challenge

    Apr 15, 2015

    The "Iron Knights" of 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, honored their rich history of lineage built by men and women before them by conducting a "Colonel Burt Challenge" April 6-9 at Camp Buehring in honor of Capt. James M. Burt, one of the regiment's most coveted Armor officers in its history.

  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.

  • Timeless actions: 'Quarter Horse' troopers honor Medal of Honor recipient ahead of casing

    Apr 14, 2015

    On June 30, 1966, in south Vietnam, Sgt. Donald R. Long and the men of the squadron's Troops B and C were conducting a reconnaissance operation in the dense jungles when they were ambushed by a concealed Viet Cong regiment reinforced with mortars, recoilless rifles and machine guns. During the battle, Long left his armored personnel carrier and, under enemy fire, carried wounded men to evacuation helicopters before continuing to fight.

  • Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from two U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal companies, eliminated more than 75,000 pounds of explosives during operations in New Mexico over the past month.

  • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.

  • Lighting up the Dark: Nighttime Air Assault

    Apr 12, 2015

    FORT CARSON, COLO. -- Infantry Soldiers gazed upon the green-lit darkness of a training area as they were called towards the whining of helicopter blades by a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief, April 8. Aircrews from 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted nighttime air assault training missions with Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, both from 4th Infantry Division.

  • 82nd Abn. Div. offers Iraqi army marksmanship lesson

    Apr 10, 2015

    Iraqi army soldiers with the 72nd Brigade, 15th Division receive a close-quarters marksmanship class from paratroopers with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 6, 2015. The IA soldiers were trained in close-quarters combat to improve their urban assault skills in preparation for fighting Islamic State militants in their country. Soldiers from the 82nd Abn. Div. are deployed as members of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces. (Sgt. Cody Quinn, CJTF-OIR Public Affairs)

  • Iraqi soldier takes aim at target

    Apr 10, 2015

    An Iraqi army soldier with the 72nd Brigade, 15th Division, fires on a target during a close-quarters marksmanship range with 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division advisers at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 6, 2015. Iraqi soldiers participated in the range to become members of a personal security detail for high-ranking Iraqi officers. The U.S. Army advisers are part of the Combined Joint Task Force to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant by building the military capacity of Iraqi Security Forces, an effort that has produced more than 6,000 newly-trained Soldiers, with another 5,000 currently in training (Sgt. Cody Quinn, CJTF-OIR Public Affairs)

  • 'Red Dragons' prepare for MIBT

    Apr 10, 2015

    In a small corner of Fort Stewart's expansive training area, the 2nd Battalion, 306th Field Artillery Regiment conducted crew emplacement drills to better understand what they may encounter during the multi-echelon integrated brigade training exercise set to take place at Fort Drum, New York, in June.

  • Army Medicine hosts Brain Health Workshop

    Apr 10, 2015

    The US Army Medical Command takes Brain Health seriously. So much so, that it hosted the third brain health workshop at the Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) located at Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) March 19 - 20.

  • U.S. Army Soldier earns German military badge

    Apr 10, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldier earned a gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during the recent qualification course here on Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

    Apr 10, 2015

    After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on the installation, April 10.

  • 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion trains like champions during Resiliency Week

    Apr 9, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers from the Hammer Battalion lined up March 19 to draw weapons for the beginning of Operation Iron Hammer, the culminating exercise of the three-day resiliency focused event. As the first company entered the start point for the first event it was a mere 7 degrees, and the battalion chaplain's motto echoed in their minds: "Think like a champion, train like a champion, believe like a champion." The 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team executed its quarterly resiliency training March 17-19, focusing on developing skills that Soldiers and Families will need to meet challenges in the coming months.

  • Reliable Tempo draws down 13-year combat footprint in Afghanistan

    Apr 9, 2015

    By Dec. 31, 2014, the United States transferred more than 300 military installations and $180 million in foreign excess personal property to the Afghan government. Concurrently, more than 30,000 pieces of rolling stock and 50,000 shipping containers of equipment were sent back to the United States, as well.

  • Air traffic controllers hone skills during exercise

    Apr 9, 2015

    Instead of being in the comfort of an air traffic tower, air traffic controllers, assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, are sitting in the grit of the dirt honing their aircraft communication skills.

  • Joint-kill exercise covers air space battle

    Apr 9, 2015

    Fort Sill's 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade sent one of its three ADA Fire Control Officer teams to the Joint Kill-Chain Exercises at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

  • Allyn: Leader development is key to 'win in complex world'

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    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn addressed the senior U.S. and international military officers and civilian leaders during the Army War College, or USAWC's, Army Leader Day, April 7.

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    Apr 8, 2015

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    Apr 8, 2015

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

    Apr 6, 2015

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

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    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command's musical element - The Army Ground Forces Band - performed with guest conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant during a "Masterworks Series" concert at the High Point Theatre March 31.

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    Apr 3, 2015

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