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  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new commander

    Mar 26, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister took command of 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum from Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend during a change of command ceremony March 25 at Fort Drum.

  • Catamounts train hard to build on skills

    Mar 26, 2015

    Just two weeks after completing a monthlong training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team headed out to the snow-covered training area of Fort Drum.

  • 1st SBCT change of responsibility

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Raider Brigade said goodbye to Command Sgt. Maj. Edison M. Rebuck, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, as he relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Richard L. Ayala Jr. during a ceremony at the Special Events Center on Fort Carson, March 4.

  • Patriots welcome new command sergeant major

    Mar 26, 2015

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Soldiers of the 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East witnessed the passing of its senior noncommissioned officer leadership, March 25, 2015.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Veterans remembered during women's history observance

    Mar 26, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 26, 2015) -- It was standing room only for the Women's History Month observance Friday at the U.S. Army Women's Museum.

  • Inaugural CBRNE Leaders Course held in Maryland

    Mar 26, 2015

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) are participating in the first CBRNE Leaders Course at Gunpowder Range, Maryland, March 24 - April 2.

  • Dailey: Individual Soldiers can raise unit readiness, rather than detract from it

    Mar 26, 2015

    Earlier this month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told Congress only 33 percent of Army brigades are ready to go to war, when the number ought to be closer to 70 percent.

  • Sequestration would force involuntary separation of combat vets

    Mar 26, 2015

    Dropping the Army's end strength to 450,000 would require the involuntary separation of about 14,000 Soldiers, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, the Army's vice chief of staff, told lawmakers, March 25.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command announces actions in Bergdahl case

    Mar 25, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command today announced the preferral of charges against Sgt. Robert Bowdrie "Bowe" Bergdahl related to his 2009 disappearance from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

  • Red Knight Soldier sets off to West Point

    Mar 25, 2015

    The United States Military Academy at West Point has begun contacting potential candidates to offer them an opportunity to study at the 213 year-old academy. One such candidate is Spc. Barrett Northrop, from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment "Red Knight", Division Artillery "Guns of Glory," 101st Airborne Division.

  • 3rd Brigade Soldiers train with TOW

    Mar 25, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division, lit up a dreary day with the flash of rocket motors as they engaged derelict armored vehicle with the Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missile and the Improved Target Acquisition System at Fort Campbell, Ky. March 20

  • Cooks support the fight

    Mar 25, 2015

    The small green tent feels like a sauna as Spc. Bishnu Remi, food service specialist, Forward Support Company H, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, cleans a large silver pot with scalding hot water; outside snow flurries and below-freezing temperatures greet Soldiers as they begin to prepare dinner service for about 300 hundred Soldiers training in the field on Fort Carson, Feb. 23.

  • New commander at helm of NTC, Fort Irwin

    Mar 24, 2015

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin took hold of the NTC colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command. Outgoing commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, and wife Stephanie, will next serve with 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

  • Air Defense Unit receives ASUA

    Mar 23, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- In December of 2012 the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade was given a seven-day no-notice deployment to support Operation Active Fence in Turkey. The mission was requested through NATO and requested Patriot Missile support to be placed on its southern border with Syria.

  • More than 5,600 participate in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 22, 2015

    More than 5,600 marchers had the honor of shaking hands with a Bataan Death March survivor before beginning their 26.2 mile trek in the New Mexico desert March 22 during the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range.

  • First Army officers tackle driver training

    Mar 20, 2015

    A First Army senior NCO who has logged more than 100,000 miles behind the wheel of military vehicles passed his knowledge onto some of First Army officers during driver training conducted March 17 on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Astronaut, Tuskegee Airman inspire students and federal employees at STEM and Black History Month

    Mar 20, 2015

    As part of Engineer Week and Black History Month observances hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, two U.S. Air Force pilots shared their personal stories with more than 500 students and federal workers.

  • First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

    Mar 20, 2015

    Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

  • 20th CBRNE troops host Military Working Dog training

    Mar 20, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- Soldiers from the 630th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted an improvised explosive device training program for Military Working Dog teams on Fort Riley.

  • Combat rations database allows Soldiers to learn about meals, ready-to-eat nutrition

    Mar 19, 2015

    When Soldiers rip open meals, ready-to-eat, also known as MRE, in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition.

  • Army Directive 2015-16 - Command Engagement to Prevent Retaliation

    Mar 19, 2015

  • New York Senate, Soldiers celebrate 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day

    Mar 19, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- As the Army looks at where to trim its ranks, state officials voiced support for Soldiers during 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day on Tuesday at the New York State Capitol.

  • Soldiers honor division history during Mountain Winter Challenge

    Mar 19, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Over the course of two days, Soldiers from across 10th Mountain Division (LI) competed in a Mountain Winter Challenge testing their ability to shoot, move and communicate.

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of Fort Stewart Counter-IED Training Facility

    Mar 19, 2015

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held March 11 celebrating the completion of a new Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) training facility at Fort Stewart. Brigadier General James R. Blackburn Jr., Commander, Task Force Marne, with the Army's 3d Infantry Division, was the guest speaker at the ribbon cutting, which was attended by Fort Stewart senior leaders.

  • Army female trailblazers applaud expanding role of women

    Mar 19, 2015

    Women today are taking on increased roles in complex and changing battle environments, said senior Army budget officer Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, during a keynote address at a U.S. Army Women's Foundation event, March 17.

  • USACE women thrive in male-dominated engineering field

    Mar 18, 2015

    Only 20 percent of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Engineering and Construction Division employees are women. While the branch is led by a female chief, the office -- like many in the U.S. -- still lacks women. In honor of Women's History Month in March, Engineering in Europe spoke with three outstanding women here to find out how they selected and continue to thrive in a male-dominated career field. These USACE women -- a mechanical engineer, engineering technician and civil engineer -- discuss their educational backgrounds, work experience and achievements to encourage girls and young women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math

  • Helicopter Soldiers arrive for training with NATO allies

    Mar 18, 2015

    Aviation Soldiers with the 4-3 Assault Helicopter Battalion from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. arrived at Germany's Nuremberg Airport, March 14, to participate in Operation Atlantic Resolve, in Eastern Europe.

  • Platoon sergeants mentor future platoon leaders

    Mar 18, 2015

    Before the crack of dawn, a group of senior noncommissioned officers with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, piled into a van to begin their road trip from Fort Hood to Austin, Texas.

  • Gray Eagle Company returns from Afghanistan deployment

    Mar 18, 2015

    The last of the Soldiers, from Company E, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, returned home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan and were reunited with their families on Fort Stewart, March 13.

  • March 18, 2015 -- CSA's remarks at SASC Posture Hearing

    Mar 18, 2015

  • McHugh: Acquisition reform remains top Army priority

    Mar 18, 2015

    "Historically, the Army's track record on acquisition programs is too often a tale of failure," Army Secretary John M. McHugh told senators, March 18.

  • Army Emergency Relief kicks off 2015 campaign

    Mar 18, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief opened its annual campaign, March 1, with the theme: "Army Emergency Relief - Making a Difference."

  • US Army Reserve-PR demonstrates it is ready to support local communities during an emergency

    Mar 18, 2015

    PONCE,PR- Soldiers assigned to the 246th Mortuary Affairs Company, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, effectively supported local and federal authorities at Las Americas harbor, March 18, while participating in Operation Borinqueneer Response , an exercise that simulates the aftermath of an earthquake in the U.S. territory.

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Visits New York Army National Guard's Fighting 69th on St. Pat's Day

    Mar 18, 2015

    NEW YORK -- America's highest ranking Soldier celebrated St. Patrick's Day with the Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry on Tuesday, March 17. General Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recognized families of the battalion's fallen, acclaimed its outstanding Soldiers, and added a line to the song "The Fighting 69th," praising their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dempsey, an honorary member of the 69th Infantry, took part in the traditional unit day ceremonies which follow the battalion's participation in New York's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

  • Linguists foster strong partnerships

    Mar 18, 2015

    U.S. Army Central exercise Eager Light brought together two linguists from the Georgia Army National Guard 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and 14 reserve linguists from the Military Intelligence Readiness Command based at Fort Belvoir, VA. Their military training is conducted in different U.S. locations with varied teaching plans, but they all gained experience and shared their expertise here. Specialist Andrew McNeil, a Kathleen, Georgia native, sat behind his brigade commander and command sergeant major as he translated the operations brief during the U.S.-Jordan partnership exercise March 8-12. The Jordanian Armed Forces from the 12th Brigade and the 560th BfSB Soldiers listen attentively as the commander describes his operations plan to his junior leaders.

  • Command troops hone skills during Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command prepared to return home following Exercise Key Resolve in South Korea, March 13.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers place nationally in Army Small Arms Competition

    Mar 12, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For the first time, a 10th Mountain Division (LI) four-Soldier team participated in the U.S. Army Small Arms Competition (All Army) at Fort Benning, Ga., during the first week of February.

  • NCOs teach resiliency skills: Fort Drum leaders engage incoming Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One of the most important skills a Soldier can have is being resilient during difficult times. While each Soldier is different, they all face similar challenges -- moving to a new duty station, meeting new leadership and facing the constant unknowns of Army life.

  • Cav Troops, Canadian Army bid farewell after training partnership

    Mar 12, 2015

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment "Thunder Horse," 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and members of Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) of the Canadian Army participated in a farewell round-up March 12 in Killeen, Texas, to exchange gifts and share experiences in honor of the Canadian Army's two- week visit to Fort Hood.

  • Army researchers design better protective gear

    Mar 11, 2015

    Chemical-biological protective gear worn by Army pilots and aircrews has evolved to improve survivability in flight.

  • The most memorable 25 months of my military life

    Mar 11, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, bids farewell as he moves on to his next assignment as commander of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

  • Battalion trains for CBRNE elimination operations

    Mar 11, 2015

    FORT A.P. HILL, Virginia - The 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) trained for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) elimination operations here Feb. 26 - March 6.

  • Force 2025 focuses on upcoming 'Generation Z'

    Mar 11, 2015

    Total Force Army 2025 must plan for the new challenges of the future technologically savvy Generation Z recruits, said Anthony J. Stamilio, Army deputy assistant secretary for manpower and Reserve affairs (civilian personnel/quality of life), March 10.

  • Odierno: Brigade readiness half what it should be

    Mar 11, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno appeared before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, March 11, to testify about the fiscal year 2016 Army budget.

  • Started from the bottom now he's here: SMA talks about his rise to the top, family and leadership

    Mar 10, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N. C. -- In a blur of town hall meetings, tours and conferences, it seems as though the Sergeant Major of the Army never gets a moment alone, but he actually insists that taking time for family and establishing outlets is one of the healthiest things Soldiers can do for themselves. "I think it's important for Soldiers to have outlets," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey. "You have to establish a balance and take time for yourself, and for me that was physical activity and creating things."

  • New training system helps defend against ground-fired missiles

    Mar 9, 2015

    Army engineers have developed an advanced system to train aircraft crews to protect aircraft and crewmembers against threats such as shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles.

  • Ten things to know around the DOD in March

    Mar 9, 2015

    The Marine Corps announced the 2015 Officer Women Leadership Symposium hosted by Academy Women from March 5-7 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The event provides military women the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and to grow professionally, according to the Feb. 15 Marine administrative message. Information on registration for the event can be found at http://goo.gl/9nojEe.

  • Army Warfighter Experiment highlights new technologies

    Mar 9, 2015

    Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment on Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • 3 Fort Campbell Soldiers to receive national aviation awards

    Mar 9, 2015

    Since its inception in 1957, the Army Aviation Association of America has grown from a small group of senior aviation officers to an organization with 70 chapters across the nation -- each peopled with a wide variety of Army aviation professionals. Beginning in 1959, the organization has gathered its chapters together each year at the AAAA Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit. At this year's summit -- to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville March 29-31 -- three Soldiers from aviation units at Fort Campbell will be honored for the work they did in 2014.

  • Lincoln Elementary teacher selected for DoDEA Ky. honor

    Mar 9, 2015

    The Department of Defense Education Activity recognized the Kentucky District Teacher of the Year in a surprise classroom presentation, Monday afternoon, at Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Fort Hood-based brigade to aid Ebola response in West Africa

    Mar 9, 2015

    The 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade headquarters will deploy to Liberia to command the remaining American forces supporting the U.S. effort to contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

  • 'Iron Knights' more than just armor

    Mar 6, 2015

    The "Iron Knights" of 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, arrived at Camp Buehring, Kuwait over the last several weeks, and while preparing their armored vehicles and motor pools was a priority, so was establishing communications.

  • 309th MI Bn. run brings community together

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Despite strong winds on Saturday morning, more than 190 racers came out to participate in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit, an 8-mile run.

  • Army colonel to Navy audience at Black History Month Observance: DoD Leads the Way

    Mar 6, 2015

    An Army colonel reflected on her reaction to an unusual invitation - would she be the Navy's guest speaker at a Black History Month celebration sponsored by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD)?

  • Town hall educates Soldiers, families

    Mar 6, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- As 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery prepares to deploy, unit leaders held a town hall meeting to inform and answer questions from Soldiers and their families.

  • Unique Army tactical vehicles being integrated for Network Integration Evaluation 15.2

    Mar 6, 2015

    In preparation of Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 15.2, Fort Bliss, Texas, transforms into the epicenter for one-of-a-kind vehicles equipped with the most technologically advanced Army network systems.

  • 'Devil' brigade hands mission over to 4th Inf. Div.

    Mar 6, 2015

    As the "Devil" brigade's Soldiers prepared to head home after a successful nine-month deployment to Southwest Asia and relinquish their duties in the U.S. Army Central area of operations, there was just one more mission they had to accomplish before returning back to Fort Riley - conducting a transfer of authority ceremony with the incoming brigade.

  • First Army commander discusses changes in mission, structure

    Mar 6, 2015

    First Army commanding general speakes to local newspaper.

  • JRTC provides 'realistic, rigorous, relevant' reps for rotational units

    Mar 5, 2015

    Editor's note: Following is part one of a two-part series on 2nd Brigade Combat Team's live-fire training exercise at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk. La. FORT POLK, La. -- When units arrive at the Joint Readiness Training Center they are seeking training that will expose their Soldiers to the types of experiences and challenges that they will face in a deployed environment.

  • 2nd BCT will deploy on Resolute Support mission this spring

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Elements from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), will deploy to southern Afghanistan in support of Resolute Support Mission during the spring and summer.

  • Fort Drum officials kick off AER campaign

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Every year, the Army Emergency Relief helps thousands of Soldiers, Retirees and Family Members with emergency financial assistance and awards scholarships to students. Last year alone, Fort Drum's AER gave $2.48 million to 2,061 Fort Drum Soldiers and Family Members, and uniquely, the funds have come from donations worldwide.

  • EOD technicians sharpen skills at Joint Readiness Training Center

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- Preparing for a week of simulated combat in support of 2nd Brigade Combat Team's rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center here, explosive ordnance disposal tech- nicians of 754th Ordnance Company (EOD), Fort Drum, N.Y., executed improvised explosive device training lanes Feb. 9-16.

  • Family Members to attend service academies this fall

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Growing up in a military Family, children are exposed to many things their civilian peers would never experience. From growing up in a foreign country to becoming accustomed to a parent being away for milestones, military children learn independence, self-reliance and an appreciation for those who choose to wear the uniform of the armed forces.

  • 'Buffalos' strengthen lethal platoons, combat power

    Mar 5, 2015

    Throughout history, the 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, set their main goal to build combat power to prepare for future operations.

  • No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great: 'Big Red One' loses two D-Day heroes

    Mar 5, 2015

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division render final salutes to two "Big Red One" heroes who bravely fought on the beaches of Normandy, France, more than 70 years ago. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. William F. Ryan passed away Feb. 23 in Melbourne, Florida, at the age of 90. Retired Master Sgt. Homer P. Farley passed away March 1 in Newberg, Oregon, at the age of 93.

  • Fort Carson sustainability expo delivers green knowledge

    Mar 5, 2015

    Fort Carson hosted its first Sustainable-Green Procurement Expo and Workshop Feb. 26.

  • Getting TACtical

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, California -- It's lonely up on the hill. The temperature has dropped from 75 degrees during the day to 50, and the wind is picking up. Pfc. Daniel Porter is pulling guard, perched in a stone bird's nest overlooking a three-mile sweep of the Mojave Desert. Behind him sits the Tactical Operations Center, the mobile command platform for the command of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division nestled in a draw in the ridgeline.

  • 94th AAMDC THAAD Battery in Guam transfers authority to its sister unit

    Mar 5, 2015

    Task Force Talon's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, Battery A, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, passed the defense of Guam mission to Btry. D, 2nd ADA, during a transfer of authority ceremony March 4, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Sill takes on fires targeting mission

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fires Center of Excellence is taking aim at bringing the Army in line with joint force targeting standards.

  • Officer on 'major' roll with Army, teammates

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Maj. Andrea Lohmann, Reynolds Army Community Hospital Occupational Therapy chief, decided to hold her promotion ceremony March 1 surrounded by family, friends and roller girls.

  • Keeping peace at home

    Mar 5, 2015

    Military police from the 716th Military Police Battalion, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, trained on responding to domestic violence incidents Feb. 26 at Fort Campbell. The scenario was the final portion of law enforcement training on how to safely respond to a domestic violence call and professionally handle the situation.

  • Advisers focus on ANCOP readiness, sustainment

    Mar 4, 2015

    Leaders from Train, Advise, Assist Command - East and the Police Advisory Team traveled to the Afghan National Civil Order Police's 2nd Brigade headquarters in Nangarhar for an advising visit March 3, 2015.

  • The Dream Team--Our Nurses: Patient advocacy tops OR nurses' priorities

    Mar 4, 2015

    When we see them on television and in movies it's usually in support roles. And while we can identify them by their uniforms when we see them in public, we don't usually give them much thought--they are just people standing with us in the grocery line or getting gas. But these are nurses, and nurses are anything but support personnel--especially when they are operating room nurses.

  • Army Medical NCO achieves national recognition in cytotechnology

    Mar 4, 2015

    Army NCO and cytotechnology instructor, Staff Sgt. Kevin Atiase, assigned to Bravo Company, 264th Medical Battalion, was one of only two individuals from across the United States to be certified by the International Academy of Cytology in 2014.

  • 'Iron Brigade' replaces 'Devil Brigade'

    Mar 4, 2015

    The transfer of authority ceremony, held on March 4 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, officially signified the passing of mission from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Devil Brigade", 1st Infantry Division, to 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Iron Brigade", 4th Infantry Division beginning the next chapter in the U.S. and regional partnership mission in the region.

  • Army aviation researchers focus on rotorcraft

    Mar 3, 2015

    Army rotorcraft of the future will depend on the imaginations and engineering prowess of scientists, researchers and aviators at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Gun Safety Is No Accident

    Mar 3, 2015

    We are Soldiers! From the moment we step off the bus and report in at the reception station, we are introduced to the Army's values and strict standards of discipline. Drill sergeants enforce these standards and capitalize on every opportunity to ensure we're focused, trained and ready to do what the Army requires, to defend this nation if, when and where it may be necessary.

  • SMA outlines initiatives, prioritizes NCO education, leadership

    Mar 3, 2015

    Newly appointed Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey made his first official troop visit to discuss the Army's priorities, outline his initiatives, and get feedback from soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on March 2-3.

  • Army engineers define future aviation fleet

    Mar 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today.

  • Army opens positions to women Soldiers

    Mar 2, 2015

    In a policy decision promulgated by a Feb. 25, 2015 memorandum, the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, directed the opening of all positions in open occupations to women in the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), Army National Guard Special Forces Group (Airborne) Battalions, Military Information Support Operations Command Tactical Psychological Operations Teams, and Special Forces Military Free Fall Operations Additional Skill Identifiers 4X (officers) and W8 (enlisted).

  • 2015 Senior Leader Message: "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

    Mar 2, 2015

    "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

  • Celebrating Women's History Month

    Mar 1, 2015

    Every year the National Women's History Project selects a unifying theme and this year's theme presents the opportunity to weave women's stories -- individually and collectively -- into the essential fabric of our nation's history.

  • Rakkasans train on CROWS

    Mar 1, 2015

    Iron Rakkasans and War Rakkasans recently trained with CROWS pros on latest systems.

  • 'Maintainers' solidify joint operations through aerial logistics exercise

    Mar 1, 2015

    Soldiers of 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, demonstrated how the U.S. Army leads efforts for land-based joint operations during a joint aerial delivery exercise on Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 26, 2015.

  • From Soldiers to welders -- UA program trains for new careers

    Feb 27, 2015

    Soldiers transitioning out of the Army can face a degree of uncertainty about future career endeavors -- and the means necessary to get started on a path in the civilian sector. Members of the Soldier for Life -- Transition Assistance Program, formerly the Army Career Alumni Program, work closely with these Soldiers to help the planning process go as smoothly as possible. Simultaneously, they work with educational and employment programs in the private sector, looking to find organizations eager to provide a leg-up to transitioning Veterans.

  • Greywolf brigade perform CALFEX

    Feb 27, 2015

    Attack helicopters, tanks, infantry and artillery performed harmoniously with each other during the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division combined live-fire exercise Feb. 18 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Japanese leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Feb 27, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Leaders from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) paid a visit to the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) here Feb. 27.

  • Greywolf brigade one step closer to NTC

    Feb 27, 2015

    Units with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division have spent the past year training and preparing for their rotation at National Training Center.

  • 'Brave Rifles' return to Fort Hood

    Feb 27, 2015

    More than 220 Soldiers from 3d Cavalry Regiment return from deployment...

  • Fort Drum Culinary Team preps for national competitive event

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Pfc. Nichapa Srisaringkarn joined the Army, she had no idea that she would find herself among the very best food service specialists on Fort Drum within her first couple of years … something that usually take years of experience for others to do.

  • Community honors past Soldiers during Black History Month

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers and Civilians came to celebrate Black History Month on Feb. 18 at the Commons, and they left with a greater appreciation for several notable African American figures who shaped the world today.

  • 10th Mountain Division sister brigades complete decade of service: Spartans, Patriots combine

    Feb 26, 2015

    Over the last decade, the Spartans of 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum, N.Y., and the Patriots of 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Polk, La., served separately as part of the 10th Mountain Division (LI). They share a legacy of being born in response to the nation's global war on terrorism.

  • South Country hosts first Light Fighters School

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- Fiscal year 2015 is the first time the "Patriots" from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), had an opportunity to host instructors from the "north." Light Fighters School instructors stationed at Fort Drum provided several training sessions, including the Urban Combat Leaders Course, Machine Gun Leaders Course, Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course, Pre-Ranger Course and Air Assault Course.

  • Black History Month celebrates American achievement

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill celebrated the lives and achievements of African Americans at the Fort Sill Black History Month luncheon Feb. 19.

  • Fort Carson class first step toward understanding finances

    Feb 26, 2015

    Fort Carson's Army Community Service offers an Iron Horse Budget Class to Soldiers, Families and DOD identification card holders.

  • Fort Carson explosive ordnance disposal company shows tricks of improvised explosive device trade

    Feb 26, 2015

    An explosive ordnance disposal exchange between Fort Carson Soldiers and members of the Kazakhstan military focused on reporting procedures and coordination with surrounding adjacent units and current explosive ordinance disposal best practices.

  • Fort Carson Black History Month event highlights influential leaders

    Feb 26, 2015

    The Fort Carson community braved wintry conditions to attend the Equal Opportunity Office's Black History Month observance Feb. 23, 2015.

  • Black History Month:
 Cast of characters walk through history

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Well known for its unique presentations, the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Equal Opportunity staff celebrated Black History Month Wednesday with an educational cast of characters highlighting a century of black life, history and culture.

  • 22nd Chemical Battalion conducts no-notice exercise

    Feb 25, 2015

    PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Florida -- The 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) conducted a no-notice emergency deployment readiness exercise here Feb. 15 - 22.

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