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  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Fort Drum officials kick off Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum leaders challenged Soldier and Civilian representatives of the annual Combined Federal Campaign to "get out there and get active" between now and mid-December during a kick-off event Oct. 21 at the Commons.

  • Muleskinners hand off reins for last time in Afghanistan

    Oct 30, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 10th Sustainment Bri-gade, Task Force Muleskinner, cased the brigade colors during a transfer of authority ceremony Tuesday, signifying the completion of their mission and the start of the mission for 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Wrangler.

  • Muleskinners conduct assumption of responsibility ceremony on post

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade hosted an assumption of responsibility ceremony Friday at Magrath Sports Complex to welcome its new command sergeant major.

  • 1st BCT bonds at Fall Fest, Trunk or Treat

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Anyone who ventured into the 1st Brigade Combat Team footprint Saturday would have stumbled upon a real treat -- pun intended. Just ask the hundreds of Soldiers and Families from the newly transformed 1st BCT who participated in the brigade's Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat event.

  • New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team Hones Skills at Water Supply Site

    Oct 30, 2014

    Members of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team conducted a training mission in cooperation with the Suffolk County Water Authority at the authority's East Farmingdale pumping station on Monday, Oct. 27. The exercise tasked the survey team with determining whether or not terrorists had succeeded in dumping a nerve agent into the water supply.

  • Army Ground Forces Band to host "Salute to Veterans" performance

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command's Army Ground Forces Band will honor Veterans with a performance at Fayetteville State University's J.W. Seabrook Auditorium Nov. 9.

  • US Army Soldiers display chemical protective equipment during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army chemical specialists shared knowledge with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 7th Chemical Unit in support of Orient Shield 14, here Oct. 28.

  • Orient Shield 14 begins with a bang

    Oct 29, 2014

    The first day of Orient Shield 14 field training brought U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members together to observe each others mortar systems in action here, Oct. 28.

  • Cav conducts TOW missile training

    Oct 29, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers assigned to Company A, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted training on the operation and loading procedures of TOW weapon system on an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during here Oct. 23.

  • 3ID HQ to deploy to Afghanistan as drawdown, retrograde continues

    Oct 29, 2014

    The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element.

  • Army expanding leadership and talent development opportunities for civilian corps

    Oct 29, 2014

    In an effort to increase talent management opportunities for civilian employees, the Army recently polled 400 civilians in GS-11 and GS-12 positions across all Army Career Programs to determine what types of training and professional development opportunities appealed to them.

  • New York Army National Guard Aviators Move Up to Latest and Greatest CH-47 Foxtrot Model

    Oct 29, 2014

    New York Army National Guard aviators here are now operating the Army's latest and greatest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter: the CH-47F. "For the Soldiers it is a very big deal because of all the enhanced capabilities which the aircraft provides which is above and beyond the 'Delta' model," said Capt. Brendan Flansburg, commander of Detachment 1, Company B, 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation, referring to the CH-47D company Soldiers flew during two deployments to Afghanistan.

  • 2-1 CAV scouts go to 'war'

    Oct 29, 2014

    It seemed like war at range 145 early Oct. 23, with booming .50-caliber machine gun fire from Strykers, echoing impacts of 120mm mortar and 155mm howitzer rounds, and shrieking rockets fired from AH-64 Apache helicopters.

  • 174th Infantry Brigade Soldiers brush up on Movement to Contact skills

    Oct 28, 2014

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory set to deploy to Liberia

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind expeditionary medical laboratory will depart for Liberia this week.

  • Fort Drum team supports Mountain Peak

    Oct 28, 2014

    Members of the 605th Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Drum, New York, aligned with the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team recently to provide direct contracting support during the annual Mountain Peak exercise.

  • Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.

  • Soldiers from 3rd Inf. Div. Headquarters to deploy from Fort Stewart to Afghanistan

    Oct 28, 2014

    The Department of Defense announced today that the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters (-) will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait. Approximately 200 Soldiers are scheduled for the 12-month deployment in support of the Resolute Support Mission.

  • Ironhorse Fall Fest hosts activities, candy …screams

    Oct 28, 2014

    Soldiers and Families of the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, hosted and took part in Ironhorse Fall Fest, October 25, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Greywolf EBH Clinic "part of the family"

    Oct 28, 2014

    FORTHOOD, Texas -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Teams' Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic has experienced a great deal in the short period since its inception just over one year ago.

  • Hundreds seek Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 28, 2014

    Approximately 800 Soldiers spent a week prepping for their attempts to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge Oct. 20-24.

  • Registration open for small arms championship

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence, will host the 2015 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship Feb. 1-7.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

    Oct 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • 'Dagger' brigade deactivates BSTB, reactivates 82nd Engineer Battalion

    Oct 27, 2014

    In a ceremony Oct. 16 on Cavalry Parade Field, Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division's, Special Troops Battalion deactivated the BSTB and reactivated as the 82nd Engineer Battalion. The battalion is deeply rooted in the 1st Inf. Div. footprint, as it served under the division in North Africa and Sicily in World War II, served in Germany during the Cold War and with 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • White Devils show off expeditionary capabilities and ingenuity to 82nd Airborne Division CG

    Oct 26, 2014

    As the White Devils of 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, wrap up their mission in Afghanistan, they held a static display to demonstrate their expeditionary capabilities for the 82nd's commanding general, Brig. Gen. Richard Clarke, at their compound on Kandahar Airfield, Oct. 24, 2014.

  • Red Warrior NCO honored for being top CREW specialist in battalion

    Oct 26, 2014

    After being in Afghanistan for nearly eight months, the Soldiers of Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Inf. Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Division, are finally winding their mission down. The responsibility of patrolling outlying sectors around Kandahar Airfield has been replaced by conducting base security. Along with their new assignment, there is still plenty of work to do as they prepare to turn in and transfer a large amount of equipment to their replacements before redeploying home.

  • 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade loads up for mission to Africa

    Oct 25, 2014

  • U.S., Canadian EOD troops hold training exercise

    Oct 24, 2014

    American and Canadian Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops trained to defeat explosive devices at Fort Drum, New York.

  • Aviator receives safety award

    Oct 24, 2014

    After many years of service and hours of flying all over the world without fail, a 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, aviator was presented a prestigious award Oct. 3. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Douglas Sanders, standardization officer, 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th CAB, 4th Inf. Div., won the U.S. Army Forces Command Aircrew Member Safety Award for logging more than 4,000 flight hours without any aviation accidents or mishaps resulting in damage or injury.

  • Brigade commander shares lifelong experiences with UT El Paso crowd

    Oct 24, 2014

    EL PASO, Texas -- A brigade commander shared childhood memories and expressed gratitude to service members, veterans and other military supporters at a University of Texas at El Paso military appreciation breakfast here recently.

  • Arrowhead howitzers, crews take to the sky at Yakima

    Oct 24, 2014

    Floating easily over the steep mountains of Yakima Training Center, Washington, the twin rotor CH-47 Chinook gracefully carried the massive weight of an M777 howitzer cannon and its crew toward their destination. Their mission was to drop in, quickly set up their guns and suppress simulated enemy air defense, allowing infantry units to advance forward with the help of close air support.

  • 570th Sapper Company returns home

    Oct 24, 2014

    The building erupted in screams and cheers of happiness as approximately 50 Soldiers from the 570th Sapper Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., entered signifying the end of a six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers train with their Marine counterparts

    Oct 24, 2014

    In the world of artillery, there are a lot of pieces that work together to ensure that each round finds its target.

  • Riding the Major Howze Mobility Exercise with a Blackhorse veteran

    Oct 24, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Horse Detachment helped to preserve the tradition of the cavalry by competing in the National Cavalry Competition with an 11th ACR veteran, Paul Scholtz, during the Major Howze Mobility Exercise on September 18th at Fort Reno, Oklahoma.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • Vanguards compete for top shot in 2014 International Sniper Competition

    Oct 24, 2014

    Two sniper teams from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, competed in the 2014 International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 20-24.

  • 1st Brigade grows more lethal, flexible, agile

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Warrior Brigade became stronger and more versatile than ever Friday after it fell in line with the Army's plan in one of the service's largest organizational changes since World War II. Leaders of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) held a transformation ceremony on Fort Drum to welcome former Spartan Soldiers and their unit colors from the recently inactivated 3rd Brigade Combat Team to its ranks.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team even more combat-ready, mission-capable

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," 10th Mountain Division (LI), gathered alongside distinguished guests, Families and friends to celebrate the brigade's transformation during a ceremony Thursday at Magrath Sports Complex. The change occurred after the deactivation of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, and it falls in line with the Army's 2020 force restructuring plan. The plan increased the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's total combat power by nearly 1,000 Soldiers gained from the deactivated unit.

  • 2-15 FA works air-assault capability

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted training on sling-load operations and air-assault raids in Fort Drum training areas last week to prepare for an upcoming 2nd Brigade Combat Team Mountain Peak rotation and, ultimately, howitzer section table two qualifications.

  • 2-14 Infantry conducts Operation Battle Rattle

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Six companies assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in Operation Battle Rattle, a combined three-part training event that took place Oct.15-16 on Fort Drum.

  • Deployed service members celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Oct 23, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade and Combined Joint Task Force-10 hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month observance here Oct. 10. The celebration highlighted the achievements of Hispanics, both in and outside of the military. The 82nd CAB brought a little bit of Hispanic America to Afghan-istan, taking minds off of the dangers lying just beyond the concrete barriers by providing cultural enlightenment through entertainment.

  • From the front: NCO looks to mentors, draws on experience to shape leadership style

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There are many approaches to military leadership, many situations that affect leadership, and many ways to develop one's style. Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Angelo, acting first sergeant with C Troop, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and a recent recipient of the Maj. Gen. Aubrey "Red" Newman Award, shared events that have influenced his current leadership style.

  • Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.

  • A more lethal, flexible and agile Army

    Oct 23, 2014

    Company unit colors of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) render a salute during a transformation ceremony at Magrath Sports Complex on Fort Drum Oct. 17 to officially recognize the Warrior Brigade's alignment with the Army's brigade combat team restructuring initiative. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth A. Foss)

  • Warrior Brigade transformation ceremony

    Oct 23, 2014

    Col. Mark O'Donnell, 1st Brigade Combat Team commander addresses hundreds of attendees in a transformation ceremony held on Fort Drum at Magrath Sports Complex Oct. 17. This ceremony activated 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment into the 1BCT ranks while also inactivating the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth A. Foss)

  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Think before posting on social media

    Oct 23, 2014

    Soldiers, their Family members and DOD civilian employees should be thoughtful about the content they post to online social media sites whether it is mission-related or not.

  • Army to integrate mobilization training for all components

    Oct 23, 2014

    First U.S. Army's "Bold Shift" initiative to integrate the Army's active duty, National Guard and Army Reserve is "the right thing to do" for readiness today and for the future, a Defense Department official said at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition last week.

  • 'Red Dragons' roll out to training range

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery held a convoy live fire exercise Oct. 9 here giving Soldiers a break from their regular routines to get back to the basics. The training tested Soldiers on a variety of Army warrior tasks and prepared them for contingency operations.

  • Battle-hardened Ranger shares fallen Soldiers' legacy

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There's an old adage that says, "History is made every day." However, that history does not stand the test of time unless someone is willing to share it. U.S. Army Ranger, 1st Sgt. Christopher Cunningham, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, believes in telling the story -- whether it?'s his own story or the stories of the comrades he lost.

  • I Corps hosts joint total-force leader conference

    Oct 23, 2014

    Senior leaders from the Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force and the Canadian military gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 22, 2014, for a two-day senior leader development conference, to discuss the implementation and benefits of the Army's total force policy.

  • JGSDF, US Army share mortar tactics during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members proudly demonstrated their respective mortar systems during Orient Shield 14 here, Oct. 23.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 share more than just military expertise

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- A local community engagement project in nearby Chitose added one more building block to a growing relationship between U.S. and Japanese military forces here, Oct 23.

  • Air Cavalry Gray Eagle troopers undergo culminating exercise

    Oct 22, 2014

    Unmanned aircraft systems repairers and operators with Companies E and F, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, participated during a logistical demonstration at West Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 17.

  • Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in high gear at Fort Bliss

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general visited the Brigade Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 21, to observe field tests of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, which could leverage proven technology down to the company level of maneuver brigades for the first time, during Network Integration Evaluation 15.1.

  • Leaders: Adaptable network critical for Army to 'Win in a Complex World'

    Oct 21, 2014

    As U.S. forces deploy to West Africa to help counter the Ebola outbreak, the Army is surging tactical communications technologies to help connect Soldiers, aid workers and other mission partners across vast and undeveloped terrain.

  • The Lancer Report: The Way of the Bayonet

    Oct 21, 2014

  • FORSCOM Counter IED Trainers Invest in Future Leaders

    Oct 21, 2014

    Training experts from U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Integration Cell (CI2C) travel from Fort Drum to help train Cadets on the enduring global threat of IEDs.

  • Soldiers pre-qualify for Air Assault School

    Oct 21, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers crossed the finish line breathing rapidly with sweat dripping from their brows after a grueling 12-mile ruck march on Fort Carson, Oct. 2. The ruck march was one of the pre-qualifying events to select five of 31 candidates from 404th Aviation Support Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, to attend Air Assault School.

  • 5th CAV Soldiers build combat arms skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    Under a clear October sky, the boom of the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle echoed through the arid central Texas hill country Monday afternoon at the Jack Mountain Multi-use Range, during Table 12 of gunnery training for the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 hone infantry skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Ballard is determined to earn his own Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB. With roughly ten percent of all Army Infantryman eligible to wear it, this Soldier from Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment strives to be one of the chosen few.

  • Guard activates first cyber protection team, issues new shoulder sleeve insignia

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army National Guard's first cyber protection team received its new shoulder sleeve insignia, Oct. 7, 2014, during a ceremony conducted by U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second Army, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

  • SMA engages warrant officers on NCO recruitment, drawdown

    Oct 20, 2014

    As the Army continues its drawdown, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III has shared many messages to educate and prepare the enlisted force for likely changes. One of those messages to Soldiers is to consider a new military occupational specialty if their current one is over-strength.

  • 4-3 ADA Conducts Joint Training

    Oct 20, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade continues to train for their assumption of Contingency Expeditionary Force or CEF later this year. Their latest training objective was to certify their Air Load Teams, to accomplish this task they convoyed with over 30 pieces of equipment to Altus Air Force Base for some hands-on training.

  • Lithuanian and U.S. anti-tank Soldiers showoff capabilities

    Oct 20, 2014

    PABRADES, Lithuania -- In a joint U.S.-Lithuanian demonstration, anti-tank Soldiers 'destroyed' a mechanized infantry battalion Oct. 16 at the Pabrades training area for an international audience.

  • Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, Chief of Staff the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said, at an AUSA panel on "Why and How We Serve."

  • Leaders get a firsthand look at the modern operational network at NIE 15.1

    Oct 20, 2014

    In order to gain a true understanding of NIE's progression and accomplishments, senior Army leadership, government officials and thought leaders from across country received a firsthand look into the evolution and current stance of the operational network. These distinguished visitors visited NIE 15.1 at the start of the evaluations.

  • Upgrades 'new normal' for armor in uncertain budget environment

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army's priority is restoring the armored brigade combat teams to their relevancy so they can fight with all of their platforms across the entire formation. This is being done through platform upgrades and investments in science and technology.

  • 20th CBRNE Command celebrates 10th anniversary

    Oct 20, 2014

    WHITE MARSH, Maryland -- Soldiers and civilians from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) celebrated the command's 10th anniversary here Oct. 17.

  • 35th Signal Brigade Soldiers prepare to aid in Africa Ebola response mission

    Oct 20, 2014

    About 175 Soldiers from the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical), are heading to West Africa in late October to provide their communications equipment and expertise to the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak

  • U.S. Army Aviators share knowledge with infantry troops during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 19, 2014

  • U.S. Soldiers reinforce training skills during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 18, 2014

    Camp Higashi-Chitose, JAPAN -- Roughly 50 Soldiers from the 25th Aviation Regiment took time to reinforce map reading skills and identifying terrain features while waiting for aircraft to arrive in Japan here, Oct. 18.

  • U.S. Army EOD Soldier pulls grenade from man's leg

    Oct 17, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldier removed a grenade from a man's leg in an ambulance outside of the University of Alabama Hospital, Oct. 11, 2014.

  • 36th Engineer Brigade cases colors, preps for Liberia deployment

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade cased their colors during a ceremony held at Cameron Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 15 2014, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Liberia.

  • Commander presents integrated capabilities at AUSA

    Oct 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only formation for combating chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats to the nation presented at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference Wednesday in the District of Columbia.

  • And the Award goes to…

    Oct 17, 2014

    On Oct. 7, 2014 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the District of Columbia, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Electronic Warfare Cell was awarded the Association of Old Crows Army Outstanding Unit Award.

  • A more lethal, flexible and agile Army

    Oct 17, 2014

    ORT DRUM, N.Y. - The Warrior Brigade became stronger and more versatile than ever Friday after they fell in line with the Army's plan in one of the service's largest organizational changes since World War II. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) held a transformation ceremony on Fort Drum Oct. 17 to welcome Spartan Soldiers and their unit colors from the recently inactivated 3rd BCT to its rank.

  • Instructors bring Gracie Defense System to Fort Drum community

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Do you know what you would do in the event of an attack? Instructors from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Light Fighters School are teaching Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members exactly how to get away from potential attackers.

  • 'Six Shooters' return from rotation to Joint Readiness Training Center

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It has been a busy summer for Soldiers from Task Force Six Shooter, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division's multifunctional aviation task force, headquartered by 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Army's new network gear supports 82nd Airborne

    Oct 16, 2014

    Establishing and fighting with the Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 network in early entry missions was part of 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT)/82nd Airborne Division's training at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, La.

  • Cybersecurity is Everyone's Mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    Today's Army depends on cyberspace. In fact, every sector of our national economy, our government and society relies on access to a stable, safe and resilient cyberspace. Maintaining our freedom to operate in cyberspace and protecting critical information is the essence of cybersecurity.

  • Army Reserve's 'Warhawks' conclude homeland defense mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    When disaster strikes, every second counts. Minutes can mean the difference between life and death, and air advantages such as speed and agility are unparalleled in providing rapid response capabilities. Enter the Army Reserve "Warhawks," part of the premier U.S. military forces available to conduct critical lifesaving and life-sustaining operations when called to serve.

  • Vice chief discusses Africa, AOC, future vehicle requirements

    Oct 16, 2014

    In a media roundtable at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Gen. Daniel Allyn talked with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, about troops deploying to Africa, the new Army Operating Concept, and how war-fighting concepts will determine vehicle types.

  • Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

    Oct 16, 2014

    As the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues, the demand for Army civilian employees there will increase, predicted the service's under secretary, who pledged to continue support for civilian career program development worldwide.

  • Army, Homeland Security working together to protect U.S.

    Oct 16, 2014

    Cooperation between the Army and the Department of Homeland Security must get closer to combat the threats to America, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.

  • 'Total Army Strong' to succeed Army Family Covenant

    Oct 15, 2014

    Total Army Strong, successor to the Army Family Covenant, was explained this week at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • 2-4 GSAB competition creates leaders

    Oct 15, 2014

    Lieutenants were tested on numerous leadership qualities to see where they would best perform in their battalion's different companies in a competition held on Fort Carson, Oct. 2. Leaders from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a competition dubbed the "Lieutenant Olympics."

  • 'Thunderbolts' return to Fort Riley, add firepower to 'Dagger' Brigade

    Oct 15, 2014

    A reactivation ceremony Oct. 9 on Custer Hill made it official that the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, will now be part of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Previously it had served under the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Riley in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

  • Army senior leaders vow to take care of Soldiers and their families

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Army's three most senior officials participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army.

  • The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2014

    Between surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

  • Army researchers evaluate Soldier performance

    Oct 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Fort Leonard Wood field element recently completed a live-fire experiment with the modular protective system multipurpose guard tower on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Cavalry mechanics serve as Soldier statesmen

    Oct 14, 2014

    To build a more robust supply and maintenance program, senior Lithuanian military logisticians visited the U.S. Army motor pool in Rukla Oct. 10 to get a comprehensive look at the U.S. Army maintenance program from the ground up.

  • Lithuania's top army leader welcomes US forces

    Oct 14, 2014

    Lithuania's top army leader and members of the public welcomed U.S. Soldiers to the former Soviet-bloc country Oct. 8 in a small ceremony, briefing and public static display of Lithuanian and U.S. military vehicles and arms.

  • 3d Cav. Regt. Soldiers chat with Afghan leaders

    Oct 14, 2014

    Outside of Assistance Platform Clark, within sight of its north eastern border, is the small village of Trakai. 2nd platoon, Apache Troop, 1st "Tiger" Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, along with soldiers form the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps conducted a foot patrol to Trakai Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2014, to speak with local leaders.

  • Natick ensures insect-repellent clothing is safe, effective

    Oct 14, 2014

    When it comes to insect repellent, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, makes sure Soldier uniforms are treated just right.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

    Oct 14, 2014

    Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, California, and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last 365 days fighting for.

  • RC-South transitions to TAAC-South in ceremony at KAF

    Oct 14, 2014

    International Security Assistance Force in southern Afghanistan ushered in a new era during a ceremony held on Kandahar Airfield to commemorate the transition of Regional Command-South to Train Advise and Assist Command-South, Oct. 14, 2014.

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