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  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

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

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

    Apr 14, 2015

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

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

    Apr 14, 2015

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

  • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

    Apr 13, 2015

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

  • Lighting up the Dark: Nighttime Air Assault

    Apr 12, 2015

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

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

    Apr 10, 2015

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

  • Iraqi soldier takes aim at target

    Apr 10, 2015

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

  • 'Red Dragons' prepare for MIBT

    Apr 10, 2015

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

  • Army Medicine hosts Brain Health Workshop

    Apr 10, 2015

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

  • U.S. Army Soldier earns German military badge

    Apr 10, 2015

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

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

    Apr 10, 2015

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

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

    Apr 9, 2015

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

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

    Apr 9, 2015

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

  • Air traffic controllers hone skills during exercise

    Apr 9, 2015

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

  • Joint-kill exercise covers air space battle

    Apr 9, 2015

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

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

    Apr 8, 2015

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

  • Army combat veterans mold future CBRNE leaders

    Apr 8, 2015

    GUNPOWDER RANGE, Maryland -- Soldiers patrol the foggy tree line, paying attention to every detail, every movement and every sound.

  • Joint improvised explosive device agency gets permanent alignment

    Apr 8, 2015

    The organization, that has fought for a decade to defeat improvised explosive devices used by American enemies in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, has become a combat support agency, its director said in a recent interview.

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

    Apr 6, 2015

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

  • 'Masterworks' Series: Army Ground Forces Band performs with guest conductor

    Apr 3, 2015

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

  • 3rd ABCT holds FSO Academy

    Apr 3, 2015

    The "Iron Brigade" of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hosted a Fire Support Officer Academy for field artillery lieutenants and infantry platoon leaders at Camp Buehring, March 19-28.

  • Bike run kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 3, 2015

    To mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), civilian brigade victim advocates and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program members organized the first-ever Sexual Assault Awareness Motorcycle Ride. To raise awareness of and vigilance toward the prevention of sexual harassment and assault, 125 riders met in the chilly morning hours at Cole Park Commons to embark on the adventure.

  • Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 3, 2015

    To recognize the nearly 2 million military children service-wide, the Department of Defense declared April as Month of the Military Child in 1986, and each year, Fort Campbell celebrates the installation's military children to recognize their sacrifices and courage. This year's theme is "Their Lives, Their Stories."

  • First Army certifies new observer coach/trainers

    Apr 3, 2015

    First Army Soldiers go through four-day course.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Army pins 14th straight Armed Forces wrestling title

    Apr 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army team dominated its Air Force, Marine and Navy counterparts to claim its 14th consecutive Armed Forces wrestling championship March 27-28 at Fort Carson's Special Events Center.

  • Fort Carson event recognizes women's contributions

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Fort Carson community recognized the contributions of women throughout history during a Women's History Month observance March 30, 2015, at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Cav unit raises bar for leadership development

    Apr 2, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division decided to create a new leadership professional development (LPD) program, they knew it had to be special.

  • Fort Carson MP wins top culinary award

    Apr 2, 2015

    A Fort Carson culinary specialist won best centerpiece and most artistic exhibit as well as four medals, one gold, two silver and a bronze, at the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Leaders course marks milestone for Army

    Apr 2, 2015

    The general, who commands the nation's only military formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive, or CBRNE, threats, said the first CBRNE Leaders Course marked a milestone for the Army.

  • NCOs: C-IED 'Train the trainer' pilot launched at Fort Polk

    Apr 2, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. ---- The non-commissioned officer is the backbone of the Army. NCOs, from corporals to command sergeants major, are ultimately responsible for their Soldiers' training, appearance and welfare. In recent years, the Army has given much of the training responsibility for certain skill sets to teams of civilians (all with extensive military/combat backgrounds) to help prepare Soldiers for deployment. The success rate of that training is more than adequate, but comes at price ---- it takes money to pay salaries, buy equipment and maintain teaching facilities. So what's a budget-conscience Army with looming financial cuts from sequestration to do? One idea is to make NCOs, rather than civilians, responsible for more of the "specialized" training.

  • Live CREW Training Now Available at Home Station with Boost from Electronic Warfare Software

    Apr 2, 2015

    Live Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) training is now available at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) home station locations.

  • Successful Logistics System Developed by FORSCOM C-IED Program Team

    Apr 2, 2015

  • Task Force Talon welcomes Hill, first female to command deployed THAAD battery

    Apr 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Capt. Candace Hill, commander of Battery D, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, is the first female officer to command a forward deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • Prevention key to eliminating sexual assault

    Apr 1, 2015

    In an effort to further decrease the number of sexual assaults and continue to increase reporting when they do occur, an office here is stepping up efforts in April to eliminate the behaviors that create an environment conducive to sexual assault.

  • Transfer of PGSS aerostats from the Navy to the Army

    Apr 1, 2015

    The portfolio of the Army aerostat systems has doubled with the addition of 29 Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS). Working in conjunction with the Navy, the Product Director (PD) Aerostats office accepted the transfer of the systems less than a year after direction was given to move the aerostats to the Army. The combination of the two capabilities under the Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered (PSS-T) program allows for better coverage of operational requirements.

  • Month of the Military Child, Army Senior Leaders Proclamation

    Apr 1, 2015

  • McMaster outlines innovation, potential risks for Force 2025, beyond

    Apr 1, 2015

    When it comes to the challenge of finding ways to innovate the Army to win in a complex world, Army leaders must be in tune with the risks and fallacies that could lead to undermining their own efforts.

  • Synthetic battlefield prepares 4th BSB Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Soldiers of 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, utilized the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer (RVTT) at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) here to immerse themselves into a virtual battlefield, March 9-13.

  • Perkins outlines how and why to 'Win in a Complex World'

    Apr 1, 2015

    Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed the Army's way ahead during the opening day of the 2015 Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center here, March 31.

  • Patriots cease post-mobilization training at JB MDL

    Apr 1, 2015

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- After more than a decade of supporting training and post-mobilization operations at Army Support Activity Fort Dix, the First Army presence here is transitioning its role to planning and executing pre-mobilization mission sets.

  • 1st Armored Division Soldiers conduct 'Refuel on the Move'

    Apr 1, 2015

    Water, food, fuel and ammunition are the primary needs of any Army.

  • Allyn: Joint professional military education prepares Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force's premier colleges, March 31.

  • 4ID commemorates crossing of Rhine in Germany

    Apr 1, 2015

    Dignitaries and residents from Worms, Germany, joined 4th Infantry Division and German Soldiers to mark the 70th anniversary of the division's crossing of the Rhine River during World War II March 29.

  • Wounded not broken

    Apr 1, 2015

    A crowd of wounded Soldiers lined up in front of a registration booth during the U.S. Army trials, Fort Bliss, Texas, March 29, 2015. One Soldier, wearing a black shirt with the words "Wounded Warrior (some assembly required)" printed in white on his shirt, waited anxiously to pick up his bib number and registration papers.

  • Locomotive mechanic competes in Army Trials

    Apr 1, 2015

    Hard work pays off for locomotive mechanic that was injured while performing her job. Takes 1st place in the standing air rifle competition in the 2nd annual Army Trials.

  • The Mojave Crucible: Building Resiliency in the 11th ACR

    Mar 31, 2015

    Through using resources such as the 11th Armored cavalry Regiment, Chaplains and Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLC), Soldiers and their families can build resiliency through counseling, mentorship and guidance at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Weapons system in a box helps protect deployed Soldiers

    Mar 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate developed the Containerized Weapons System to protect the Warfighter and the military bases and outposts they defend.

  • Flight medic soars above peers

    Mar 28, 2015

    Earning two Purple Hearts is not enough to scare Staff Sgt. Jose Pantoja to continually put his personal safety at out of continuing to save lives. Pantoja, a flight medic with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, received the Medic of the Year from the Dustoff Association during an award ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, March 29.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

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