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  • 'First from Above' named FORSCOM's top military police company

    Nov 17, 2015

    The 21st Military Police Company (Airborne) was recognized, today, with the U. S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) "Eagle Award" for Excellence as the command's best military police company for fiscal year 2015.

  • US delivers two Q-36 Counter Battery Radar Systems to Ukraine

    Nov 16, 2015

    In response to a request from Ukraine, and as part of our ongoing efforts to bolster Ukraine's defense and internal security operations, today the United States delivered two AN/TPQ-36 radar systems to Ukraine at a ceremony in Lviv.

  • 4th ID MCE and 10th Armored Division (Bundeswehr) meet for future partnerships

    Nov 16, 2015

    Members of 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element and 10th Armored Division (Bundeswehr) met to discuss future partnership and training opportunities during a two-day planning session at the 4th ID MCE Headquarters on Smith Barracks, Baumholder, Germany Nov. 12-13, 2015.

  • Joint Multi Role Program is preparing for Future Vertical Lift Mission Systems Architectures

    Nov 15, 2015

    Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, is an initiative looking at the next-generation of rotorcraft for 2040 and beyond for the U.S. military. Joint Multi-Role, or JMR, is an Army Science & Technology Program supporting FVL. JMR recently added new architecture centric virtual integration process, which promises to increase safety and security and reduce cost overruns, delays and performance problems.

  • Soldiers wanted by Army Criminal Investigation Command

    Nov 12, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - "Wanted." The word placed in bold letters across a poster with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command badge incites fear in criminals around the world.

  • Iraqi army 'glad to see' 82nd Airborne

    Nov 12, 2015

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

  • Acting Secretary of the Army honors Vetrans

    Nov 11, 2015

    Acting Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning celebrates Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery, during this 62nd national Veterans Day observance, Nov. 11, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army Photo by Mr. John G. Martinez)

  • Special Operations and Conventional Forces Build Interoperability at JMRC

    Nov 9, 2015

    Special Operational Forces (SOF) from the U.S., Bulgaria and France recently partnered with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, during exercise Combined Resolved V.

  • 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley honors Vietnam veterans

    Nov 9, 2015

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

  • Army Reserve partners with Belgian firefighters for CBRN training

    Nov 5, 2015

    A 7th Mission Support Command unit, the 773rd CST is made up of Soldiers who survey potential Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear hazards. They spent last week of October in the suburbs of Brussels taking part in CBRN Week -- a training event where the team honed their ability to employ highly sensitive and technical equipment to identify toxins and strengthened a longstanding partnership with Belgian firefighters.

  • FORSCOM leaders focus on training, readiness, Total Force

    Nov 5, 2015

    About 175 senior Army commanders, command sergeants major and staff met Nov. 4-5, here, for a U.S. Army Forces Command Commander's Forum focused on the readiness and training of the Army Total Force -- active, Army National Guard and Army Reserve.

  • Cyber improvements a 'team sport' at Army network exercise

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers are teaming with mock hackers to get feedback in real time, one of several cybersecurity process improvements made possible by the Army's recent changes to the Network Integration Evaluation and Army Warfighting Assessment.

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

    Nov 2, 2015

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

  • Mission Command: Chatter evolves into chat

    Oct 30, 2015

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

  • First Army Commanding General encourages recruits through real world experiences

    Oct 30, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- When Iowa high school students had the undivided attention of Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, First Army commanding general, they asked about his experiences to see how their life would be impacted by joining the Army. "What the general said was so positive and moving," said Kimberly Huerta, a senior at Easton Valley High School in Dubuque, Iowa. "It changed my outlook on the Army and life in general." Tucker sat down with local area high school recruits inside First Army headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal on October 20 to give real world answers and share his past experiences about joining the Army. Tucker joined the Army when the "Be all you can be" slogan was popular. And, that is what you should do, he says. "Take the opportunities and use them to the best of your ability so that you can be all you CAN be."

  • Patriot EIB

    Oct 30, 2015

    More than 275 Soldiers from across Fort Polk attempted to earn the coveted Expert Infantry Badge on October 26-30. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, hosted the EIB. The purpose of the EIB is to recognize Infantrymen who have demonstrated a mastery of critical tasks that build the core foundation of individual proficiency that allow them to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver and repel an enemy assault through fire and close combat.

  • 'Beans and bullets' units meet at First Army readiness conference

    Oct 27, 2015

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- Leaders of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard units that keep food in Soldiers' bellies and ammunition in their weapons spent the weekend together at the first Total Force Sustainment Readiness Commanders Conference hosted here by First Army. These "sustainer" units supply the beans and bullets -- and trucks and cooks and doctors and accountants and packages from home and even tuba players -- the Army needs to carry out prolonged operations in any given location. First Army is the unit that partners with them to build and maintain their readiness.

  • Cav unit trains with 82nd Airborne

    Oct 27, 2015

    Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division loaded their vehicles onto railcars heading to Fort Polk, Louisiana for their upcoming rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center Oct. 20 here.

  • Army modernization makes strides as NIE 16.1 concludes

    Oct 26, 2015

    The Network Integration Evaluation, better known as NIE, has a reputation of expediting Army modernization and enhancing technology to benefit Soldiers. The most recent NIE greatly expanded the scope of the exercise within a coalition environment, compelling those tasked with executing the event for the Army to face new challenges head-on.

  • 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment enhances global response force capabilities at exercise

    Oct 21, 2015

    The 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Field Artillery Brigade, held a field training exercise from Aug. 4 to Aug. 14 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Division West welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Oct 21, 2015

    First Army Division West welcomed a new Command Sergeant Major today in a change of responsibility ceremony here at Cameron Field near Division West headquarters. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey R. Dillingham arrives from United States Army Garrison, Bavaria, and will take over duties as standard bearer of the Longhorn division from Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick K. Akuna Jr.

  • More than 150 Sledgehammer Soldiers stay Army

    Oct 20, 2015

    Re-enlistment ceremonies are held for Soldiers who have sworn to continue their Army service by signing a contract, which adds additional time to their current term of service. More than 150 Sledgehammer Soldiers recited the oath of enlistment during a mass re-enlistment ceremony on Sledgehammer Field, on Kelley Hill, Oct. 16.

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

    Oct 18, 2015

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

  • Soldiers practice battle tactics during Catamount Peak

    Oct 15, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment "Catamounts," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, finished a two-week field training exercise Oct. 7 on Fort Drum's training areas. The exercise, dubbed Catamount Peak, allowed leaders to operate in a simulated combat environment while focusing on the squad- and company-level tactics necessary to maintain mission readiness.

  • 'Not in My Squad Assessment Resource' now online for self-improvement

    Oct 12, 2015

    Today, the Army launched a new website, "Not In My Squad Assessment Resource," a tool designed to help improve squad leaders' professional development and make good squads even greater, said Sgt. Maj. David L. Stewart.

  • 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.

  • 3rd Brigade Patriots Officially Assumes Responsibility of the Train, Advise, and Assist

    Oct 9, 2015

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan--3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division "Patriots," assumed responsibility of the Military Advisory Team and Base Defense Operations during two ceremonies in support of Resolute Support Mission Train, Advise and Assist.

  • NIE 16.1 helps improve coalition connectivity

    Oct 9, 2015

    The U.S. Army uses its Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) tactical communications network backbone to connect to coalition networks such as those used in Afghanistan and the Pacific. WIN-T enables the Army to both send and receive critical situational awareness with their coalition partners and enables U.S. Soldiers and Commanders to view and contribute to a real time common operating picture throughout the coalition.

  • First Army hosts fall commanders conference

    Oct 9, 2015

    Three-day conference with First Army commanders

  • Ironhorse brigade conducts decisive action rotation at National Training Center

    Oct 9, 2015

    The United States Army's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, begins a two-week exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 10. Today, Oct. 9, the Ironhorse brigade "rolls out" into the "box" -- or the 1,200 square miles of training area at this Army combat training center. The armored unit Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, will be operating convoys that include M1 Abrams main battle tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, M113 personnel carriers and M109 self-propelled howitzers.

  • Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division take over mission in eastern Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2015

    Starting early in the morning Oct. 6, a steady flow of helicopters began shuttling in NATO, U.S. and Afghan military leaders from the surrounding area to Tactical Base Gamberi to witness the transfer of authority ceremony for Train, Advise and Assist Command -- East.

  • 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.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers participate in annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run

    Oct 8, 2015

    Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), traveled to New York City on Sept. 26 to participate in the 2015 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K run / walk alongside NYC first responders.

  • Wi-Fi supports expeditionary command posts at NIE 16.1

    Oct 8, 2015

    By going wireless, command post set up and tear down times are reduced by hours, less cable and protective flooring have to be transported from location to location, but most importantly, units can leverage the full extent of their network mission command and communications capabilities much faster.

  • Sledgehammer Brigade hosts NCO induction ceremony

    Oct 7, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team hosted a NCO induction ceremony to welcome newly promoted NCOs into the ranks of the NCO Corps in Marshall Auditorium Oct. 2.

  • 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.

  • Extraction to safety

    Oct 7, 2015

    Soldiers of the Reconnaissance and Surveillance and Leaders Course exemplified smart Soldier skills as they remained focused and alert on the objective of getting to a safe area, despite debris flying as the Black Hawk descended to extract them from their first field training exercise Sept. 30.

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

    Oct 7, 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." Masaracchia, commander of 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, made those remarks just prior to the start of Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, slated to wrap up Oct. 8. "I am more than confident of our force's capabilities to destroy any force on the battlefield - as long as we can provide mission command," he said.

  • 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.

  • A round every two seconds -- mortars fired to the limit at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Oct 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Proving Ground (YPG) recently conducted a rate-of-fire test to verify that the Army's M1061 60mm mortar round could be used at the specified rate of fire without overheating the weapon system. Most YPG mortar tests are conducted remotely, with weapons operators remotely firing with a lanyard system while under protective cover. The realism necessary for this test, however, made that procedure impossible: the test called for the weapons operation crew to fire 320 rounds within 15 minutes, with an initial rate of fire of 30 rounds per minute for four minutes, or one every two seconds.

  • 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.

  • Native-born Iraqis become U.S. Army cryptologic linguists

    Oct 6, 2015

    Gazing out a window at 35,000 feet flying over American airspace for the first time, Salam, a native-born Iraqi, was amazed at how much green was prevalent on the ground below.

  • Division Artillery returns to 'Big Red One': unit's activation set for Oct. 16

    Oct 6, 2015

    DIVARTY is back. After its inactivation 10 years ago in Germany, the "Big Red One's" Division Artillery is back and ready to resume the mission of effectively synchronizing joint fires across Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division.

  • 2015 CSM Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition

    Oct 5, 2015

    The 2015 Jack L. Clark Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition (ABMC) will be conducted Oct. 27-30 at Fort Sam Houston, Tx and Camp Bullis. The competition is sponsored by the AMEDD Museum Foundation.

  • Nighthawk Battalion welcomes new commander

    Oct 5, 2015

    The 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade held a change of command ceremony on Hunter Army Airfield Oct. 1. The Nighthawk battalion openly welcomed Lt. Col. Jason L. West as the new commanding officer and bid farewell to Lt. Col. Jason E. Roncoroni. Col. John D. Kline, commander, 3rd CAB, spoke about the relationship he has had with the Roncoroni Family over his career.

  • Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

    Oct 5, 2015

    Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration.

  • Compete, compete, compete: Welcome to the 2015 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 5, 2015

    Soldiers, competitors, Warriors. Whichever title chosen, their arrival at the Fort A.P. Hill Army training installation marked the beginning of the U.S. Army's 2015 Best Warrior Competition. Sgt. Maj. Steven Payton, Headquarters of the Department of Army G 3/5/7 sergeant major, had one message for all the Soldiers - "compete, compete, compete!"

  • 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.

  • LongKnife Squadron conducts MGS Gunnery

    Oct 5, 2015

    Spc. Mason Yukiwo of Predator Troop, LongKnife Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment loads a high-explosive anti-tank round into the M1128 Mobile Gun System during gunnery at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Strykers from Colorado to California

    Oct 5, 2015

    Relief mixed with a slight drizzle of rain washed over a crowd of Soldiers as they finished a long day of rail load operations at Fort Carson, Aug. 26, 2015.

  • Strykers take to the sky at NTC

    Oct 5, 2015

    Helmet-mounted red lights danced across the inside of the pitch black belly of a C-17 Globemaster III moments after landing while Airmen rushed to unbind hulking chains from Strykers weighing more than 49,000 pounds, Sept. 10, 2015

  • Flying Tigers to deploy in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel

    Oct 5, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. (Oct. 5) -- A ceremony honored Soldiers from an aviation unit scheduled to deploy from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. B Company "Flying Tigers", 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion deploys to Afghanistan later this month in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. The unit, which activated here October 2014, operates MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems. The mission of the Soldiers in the company is to provide dedicated, mission-configured, UAS support to division combat aviation, fires and battlefield surveillance brigades, brigade combat team and other Army and Joint Force units.

  • Best Warrior contenders run, climb, navigate

    Oct 5, 2015

    Day two of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition commenced before dawn, with shouting and grunting as competitors rapidly completed their push-ups, sit ups and 2-mile run events during the Army Physical Fitness Test here, Oct. 5, 2015. Not long after recovering from the APFT, Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers donned uniforms and assault packs to run an undisclosed distance to the next event of the competition, an obstacle course.


    Oct 4, 2015

    FORT A.P. HILL, VA. -- Soldiers had just arrived at the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Training Center for a couple hours when they were called to a formation and begin preparations for the start of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition here, Oct. 4, 2015. Competitors began the essay and weapon-zeroing portion of the competition during the afternoon. While the essay portion is essential to the soldiers' score, they were most interested in beginning the weapons portion, zeroing an M4 carbine on a 25-meter indoor range.

  • Fort Carson community celebrates Hispanic heritage

    Oct 1, 2015

    Members of the Fort Carson community gathered Sept. 28, 2015, at the Elkhorn Conference Center to celebrate the culture and contributions of Hispanics in America

  • Conference highlights everyday resilience skills

    Oct 1, 2015

    Fort Carson Army Community Service (ACS) held a Carson Connection Conference Sept. 25, 2015, to provide interactive, engaging and empowering experiences to attendees of the conference in the area of resilience.

  • Army, Navy practice deck landing techniques

    Sep 30, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 185th Theater Aviation Brigade, and Sailors, of the USS Essex (LHD 2), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, took part in a joint, deck-landing qualification exercise in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 28.

  • Fort Irwin Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inducts first new member in 14 months

    Sep 29, 2015

    In a Sept. 2 ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center attended by a hundred NTC senior leaders and Audie Murphy Club members, the coveted Forces Command Sergeant Audie Murphy Award bronze medallion was presented to 2916th Aviation Battalion's Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Clapp. In receiving this award, Clapp gained entry in Fort Irwin's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, its first inductee in the past 14 months.

  • Celebrate start of holiday savings at your commissary

    Sep 29, 2015

    October represents the unofficial start of the holiday season for commissary customers who want to see store promotions, giveaways and more opportunities for discounts beyond their usual 30 percent or more savings

  • 20th CBRNE to participate in Army-wide evaluation

    Sep 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats will participate in the Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, here Sept. 25 - Oct. 8.

  • Yudh Abhyas 15 comes to an end

    Sep 24, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and 6th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment concluded the 11th iteration of exercise Yudh Abhyas at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, September 9-23. Yudh Abhyas is an annual, U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Theater Security Cooperation Program bilateral exercise designed to strengthen the U.S. and Indian army partnership. This was the first iteration of this exercise held at JBLM.

  • Air Assault Honor Graduate

    Sep 23, 2015

    Teresa Groton, a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, celebrates her birthday by becoming the honor graduate of the Sabalauski Air Assault School Class 701-15, Sept. 22.

  • German delegation visits 20th CBRNE Command

    Sep 23, 2015

    A German military delegation visited the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 23.

  • Fire support specialist partners with Apaches for close combat attack training

    Sep 22, 2015

    A fire support specialist team assigned to Charlie Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319 Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery, work collectively to ensure proper adjustments are made before calling in a AH-64 Apache helicopter during an aerial gunnery training exercise, Fort A.P. Hill, Va., on Sept. 17. The aerial gunnery allowed fire support specialist the ability to call up close combat attacks using helicopters assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • 20th CBRNE supports NTC training rotation

    Sep 22, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) gather around an enemy cave they just exploited, within the cave lurked the entire gambit of wicked problems this team was designed to exploit and mitigate.

  • 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.

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

    Sep 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve V, Sept. 22 through Nov. 21.

  • Warrior Brigade assumes mission in Iraq

    Sep 21, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, case the unit's colors in a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad Sept. 17, 2015. At the ceremony, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, known as Task Force Warrior, assumed the Advise and Assist mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. The 82nd Airborne's Panther Brigade has been deployed to Iraq since January.

  • NC Guard combat engineers test knowledge, strength at Sapper Competition

    Sep 21, 2015

    "What is the first step in evaluating a casualty?" Staff Sgt. Andrew Crouse asks his team as they navigate through the woods of Fort Bragg, NC September 12, 2015. The team responds in unison while maintaining their pace count at a slight run.

  • 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.

  • Recruiting command commits to bringing on more linguists

    Sep 18, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery Snow, commanding general of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered on Fort Knox, Kentucky, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, Sept. 17.

  • Army's Regional Hub Nodes to provide phone and internet service when disasters strike

    Sep 17, 2015

    In the wake of the recent anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, the Army is finalizing a new capability that will provide commercial phone and internet service to first responders when disaster strikes.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Packing ground power into an aircraft, Cav unit prepares for fast response

    Sep 16, 2015

    In an attempt to narrow their response time, Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division performed an emergency deployment response exercise Sept. 11 here.

  • 20th CBRNE EOD techs defuse explosive devices

    Sep 16, 2015

    In addition to deploying for military operations, 20th CBRNE Command EOD troops defuse unexploded ordnance on post and support law enforcement agencies when military munitions are found off post.

  • 20th CBRNE Command marks 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 11, 2015

    The commanding general of the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) marked the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • Rising Thunder training begins with mounted operations

    Sep 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 4th battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, joined together to conduct a mounted operation for the bilateral training exercise at YTC, Washington, Sept. 9.

  • Forging a bond

    Sep 10, 2015

    After conducting training over the last week in preparation to help suppress wildfires affecting Northeastern Washington, Soldiers of Task Force First Round, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, are out on the line, and for one team, they know their relationship is just as important as the mission in front of them. Chris Scott, a military crew adviser tasked to provide oversight of Soldiers assigned to Task Force First Round and 2nd Lt. Julian Crockett, crew team six leader, have only worked together for a few days but are already learning about each other and increasing the overall potential for success on the finelines.

  • 3-2 SBCT squares off against near-peer force and insurgency during training

    Sep 10, 2015

    There are few training opportunities in the military that prepare a unit like the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Patriot Brigade welcomes a new Battalion

    Sep 9, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) welcomed the newest addition to the Patriot family during a ceremony at Fort Polk's Honor Field on September 3, 2015.

  • Patriots case their colors

    Sep 9, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) cased its brigade colors during a ceremony at Fort Polk's Honor Field on September 3, 2015. The colors were cased in preparation of their upcoming deployment in support of Operation enduring Freedom.

  • 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.

  • III Corps cases colors ahead of Middle East deployment

    Sep 3, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith, III Corps and Fort Hood command sergeant major, led a retreat and color-casing ceremony here, Aug. 31, representing the 450 III Corps Soldiers who will lead Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • 20th CBRNE units recognized for Liberia mission

    Sep 3, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) were awarded the Armed Forces Service Medal for their service in Liberia.

  • 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.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command names Noncommissioned Officer, Soldier of the Year for 2015

    Aug 28, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command named an air defense squad leader from Fort Bragg, N.C., and an infantryman from Fort Drum, N.Y. as the 2015 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the year during a banquet culminating five days of grueling competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015.

  • Multinational paratroopers jump into Swift Response

    Aug 26, 2015

    More than 1,000 paratroopers from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the U.K., and the U.S. conducted an Airborne Operation as a part of Exercise Swift Response on the Hohenburg Drop Zone, here, Aug. 26.

  • 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.

  • Devil Brigade ready to begin Operation Swift Response 15

    Aug 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and six NATO nations arrived to conduct a massive airborne combined joint forcible entry operation on Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr training areas in Germany, Aug. 17 through Sept. 8.

  • Senior NCO says passion, discipline leads Soldiers to top

    Aug 24, 2015

    The pinnacle of success is exemplified in many different ways across different professions. For some, the measure of success in the enlisted Army profession comes at the achievement of earning the rank of command sergeant major.

  • 173rd Airborne leads three-nation parachute assaults in Bulgaria

    Aug 24, 2015

    AVIANO AIRBASE, Italy -- Over 400 paratroopers from 12 NATO countries conducted simultaneous parachute assaults into Balchik and Tenevo Airfields in Bulgaria Aug. 24, 2015 led by the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to start Exercise Swift Response 15.

  • 20th CBRNE Command supports Prominent Hunt

    Aug 21, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with interagency partners in Southern California during Exercise Prominent Hunt, Aug. 13 - 17.

  • Eagle Attack NCOs mentor future leaders

    Aug 17, 2015

    Noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), mentored students participating in cadet troop leader training here from July 17 to Aug. 7.

  • 2-87 Infantry Regiment platoon live fire

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, N.Y., conduct platoon live fire exercises on Fort Drum Aug. 14.

  • Army advances rapid acquisition for cyber defense

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Army is moving forward with a unique approach that will enable rapid acquisition of defensive cyber capabilities in response to emerging requirements.

  • 101st, Fort Campbell welcome new deputy commanding general

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell welcomed the new deputy commanding general for support during an Honor Eagle ceremony held Aug. 12 in front of the division headquarters building here.

  • Dailey: NCOs should strive to serve at National Training Center

    Aug 14, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey emphasized the importance of the mission of the National Training Center, which trains 10 brigades per year, and was the site of Exercise Joint Forcible Entry Dragon Spear, Aug. 5-6, during a visit here, Aug. 4-6.

  • Troops sharpen skills during leaders course

    Aug 14, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers discover enemy troops planting improvised explosive devices on the road to a weapons of mass destruction site.

  • Freedom 6 Sends

    Aug 13, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, sends his first message as the new commander to the officers, noncommissioned officers, Soldiers, and civilians of FORSCOM.

  • Diehard' Soldiers play with Spiders: Unit first to detonate new system at Fort Riley

    Aug 13, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- Soldiers assigned to Company A, 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in training with the M-7 Spider Landmine July 31 at Range 7.