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  • 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"

  • SMA outlines new SHARP campaign

    Mar 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey outlined a new way to take on the challenge of sexual harassment and assault prevention during a recent visit to the SHARP Resource Center here.

  • 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.

  • Civilian Expeditionary Workforce offers IMCOM employee unique development

    Feb 25, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 23, 2015) -- Joining the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce took André Douglas from program manager to deputy commander.

  • 'Dagger' brigade gears up for NTC

    Feb 25, 2015

    With the support of more than 3,000 active duty, National Guard and reserve Soldiers, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, wasted no time in staging, loading and securing more than 1,300 pieces of equipment, including tracked and wheeled vehicles, onto railcars Feb. 3-20 for shipment to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • lFight against ISIL among top concerns for U.S. troops

    Feb 25, 2015

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been on the job for less than a week, but is already answering tough questions from Soldiers about the way ahead in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Daesh.

  • US troops celebrate African American history in Afghanistan

    Feb 24, 2015

    Troops from 3rd Infantry Division, 3d Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held a African American History Month observance ceremony at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 7, 2015.

  • Fellowship program offers sergeants major a master's degree in education

    Feb 24, 2015

    Twenty sergeants major will soon have an opportunity to teach the next generation of sergeants major through a fellowship program at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, or USASMA, at Fort Bliss, Texas, worth $27,000 per student.

  • 205th MI Battalion, Tactical Engagement Team advance DCGS-A in Pacific

    Feb 24, 2015

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The 205th Military Intelligence Battalion here conducted ground breaking training on the Distributed Common Ground System-Army, or DCGS-A, in January to posture the unit to be able to support requirements as the anchor point of the Army's intelligence enterprise in the Pacific.

  • 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers deploy to Kuwait

    Feb 24, 2015

    About 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Kuwait from Hunter Army Airfield, Feb. 13. The majority of those troops are coming from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, with a mixture of different Soldiers from the other battalions in the brigade.

  • Female Soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

    Feb 24, 2015

    A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colorado, who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.

  • 225th BSB Soldiers take part in Operation Red Ball

    Feb 24, 2015

    WAIALUA, Hawaii -- Members of 225th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team and supporting Forward Support Companies (FSC) engaged in the spirit of friendly competition during Operation Red Ball Express (ORBE) at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii. ORBE was what is commonly referred to as a truck rodeo.

  • Gatesville shows appreciation to Fort Hood Soldiers, families

    Feb 24, 2015

    GATESVILLE, Texas -- The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce held its seventh Annual Military Appreciation Fish Fry here Friday for Soldiers, families and veterans from their southern neighbor, Fort Hood.

  • 2-15 Field Artillery receives Knox Award

    Feb 24, 2015

    Every year, the U.S. Feild Artillery School at Fort Sill, Okla., recognizes the best active-duty artillery battery in the Army with the Henry A. Knox Award. This year, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) took home the prestigious honor. During their nine-month deployment to Paktika Province, Afghanistan, from January through September 2013, A Battery Soldiers performed with distinction as a Security Force Advise and Assist Team and provided artillery fires in support of maneuver operations.

  • Mission command training program conducts coalition training

    Feb 23, 2015

    Training audiences located on Fort Hood, Texas, and Camp Atterbury, Ind., faced a "near-peer" adversary in a decisive action training environment as part of Warfighter Exercise 15-3, Feb. 3-11.

  • 4th MEB troops rise up to Mercury Challenge

    Feb 23, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri -- The group labeled as Mercury Wolf outlasted tough teams from across the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade to capture top honors Feb. 11-12 at the Mercury Challenge, a communications competition.

  • Combined Logistical Advise and Assist Team brings experience and maturity to mission in Iraq

    Feb 23, 2015

    Service members from the U.S. Army Reserves 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command based in Indianapolis combined forces with Soldiers from the 82nd Sustainment Brigade Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to create a specialized logistics unit to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in support Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Military Saves Week offers financial guidance for Soldiers

    Feb 20, 2015

    The mission of the Fort Campbell Army Community Services Financial Readiness office is to help Soldiers and their Family members become just that -- financially ready for anything. To that end, they will be hosting Military Saves Week -- an extension of America Saves -- Monday through Feb. 28.

  • Prosper to Prosper

    Feb 19, 2015

    "Deployments are hard, being away from family. I'm lucky because I'm here with my brother," said Sgt. 1st Class Suzanne Prosper, a human resources noncommissioned officer, with the 12th Detachment, 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support. "When things get hard, and I need a hug, I can just walk across the way and get a genuine hug."

  • Inspired to serve: Father, son fulfill sense of duty downrange

    Feb 19, 2015

    "My father has all the influence in the world over me. Everything that I do, I try to mirror my father," said Witherspoon, a senior logistician for Task Force Odin, 306th Military Intelligence Battalion, 470th Military Intelligence Brigade. "Joining the Army was something that I felt obligated to do since my father is serving."

  • Aviation Soldiers case colors for Resolute Support Mission

    Feb 19, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Capt. Eugene Lee and Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Enghusen cased the Delta Company, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade colors Thursday at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 2-15 Field Artillery troops lay down fire at JRTC

    Feb 19, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- Nestled in the northern-most area of the Joint Readiness Training Center is Peason Ridge. Its sandy soil emblazoned with scorched stubble of once-dense undergrowth is speckled with expelled small-arms casings, signal flare tubes and smoke grenades.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers run to new APFU

    Feb 19, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When staff members at Fort Drum's Military Clothing and Sales Store received the new Army Physical Fitness Uniform last fall, they were surprised to have them completely sold out.

  • 69th MPs are top dogs in FORSCOM

    Feb 19, 2015

    Fort Carson's 69th Military Police Detachment earned top honors in U.S. Forces Commands military working dog unit competition.

  • Fort Carson DFMWR programs keep community fit

    Feb 19, 2015

    Fort Carson's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation offers a variety of fitness programs to help community members stick to their New Year's resolution of getting and staying fit.

  • Sill Soldiers travel to Hood to earn wings

    Feb 19, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Sill Soldiers received an opportunity not typically afforded to them: they went to Air Assault School.

  • Army EOD techs clear mines found near Texas barn

    Feb 19, 2015

    BROWNWOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from the 79th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion destroyed a World War II era landmine found here Feb. 11.

  • Female Soldier makes launcher chief history

    Feb 19, 2015

    A female Soldier who attended attended AIT Multiple Launch Rocket System training is the first woman 13M MOS to enter the NCO Corps and be assigned as a launcher chief.

  • Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

    Feb 19, 2015

    Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say.

  • Tank Gunnery Simulator: Getting Back to Basics

    Feb 19, 2015

    Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the Senior Instructor Trainer Course at the Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator on Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 9-13., which enables Soldiers to stay proficient in their tanker skills.

  • Army Reserve unit hosts Tuskegee Airman during Black History Month observance

    Feb 18, 2015

    Army Reserve soldiers from the 85th Support Command, headquartered 25 miles northwest of Chicago, hosted a unit African American/Black History Month observance, with guest speaker, Oscar Lawton "Wilk" Wilkerson, 89, native Chicagoan and Tuskegee Airman, during their battle assembly weekend, Feb. 7.

  • Odierno: Dialogue at platoon level key to preventing sexual assaults

    Feb 18, 2015

    The Army continues to have sexual predators in its formation, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. "Anybody who thinks we don't have a problem should reassess."

  • Army training must be more realistic

    Feb 18, 2015

    The Force 2025 Realistic Training Industry Forum, which brought together 250 Army and industry leaders to discuss how to create realistic training.

  • Groups share sexual assault prevention strategies with Army

    Feb 18, 2015

    All aspects of American society are trying to come to grips with preventing sexual assault, and the Army is sharing experiences and practices with civilian and private organizations at the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Summit.

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.

  • Airborne EOD Soldier receives second highest medal

    Feb 17, 2015

    An American Soldier from the U.S. Army's only airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, Company was presented with the nation's second highest award for valor here, Feb. 17.

  • Picatinny celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

    Feb 17, 2015

    Picatinny Arsenal Asian-Chinese Society helped employees ring in the Chinese New Year of 4713 during a Feb. 13 luncheon at Noodle Chu in Parsippany.

  • Paving the way for future leaders

    Feb 17, 2015

    The first senior enlisted female to serve as a command senior enlisted leader of a sub-unified combatant command in a time of war, Command Sgt. Maj. (R) Cynthia A. Pritchett, was the honored guest speaker at U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms meeting Feb. 12 at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Hawaii.

  • SFL Center open to equip, encourage, empower Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2015

    The Soldier for Life Center grand opening and ribbon cutting was held Feb. 12 at its new location in the newly renovated Building 9230.

  • TAAC-E celebrates 3rd CR achievements, Rakkasans begin new chapter

    Feb 16, 2015

    Train, Advise, Assist Command - East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Brave Rifles" and incoming 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Tactical Base Gamberi Feb. 15, 2015.

  • Solar Field Ribbon Cutting Brings Community Together

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona- In an endeavor towards sustainability, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday showcasing 57,420 solar panels that have begun providing renewable energy on Fort Huachuca. The sun beamed down brightly as Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Deputy Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed the crowd. The ceremony took place outside the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, with the solar array creating the backdrop.

  • Home of the historic Harlem Hell Fighters undergoing $ 42 million renovation

    Feb 11, 2015

    The New York National Guard's Harlem Armory, which looks like a castle on the banks of the East River, is getting a $42 million upgrade over the next two years. (Story by Sgt. J.P. Lawrence, 42nd Infantry Division)

  • MTC Bliss leaders receive Bystander Intervention

    Feb 10, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- More than 45 Soldiers and leaders from both 5th Armored and 402nd Field Artillery Brigades received Bystander Intervention training here recently.

  • 'Triple Nickles' honor black Airborne legacy

    Feb 10, 2015

    For those who are Airborne or Air Assault qualified, the William W. Williams chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association is seeking new members. The association is also known as the Triple Nickles, and traces its history to the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the first black parachute organization in the Army.

  • Soldiers prepare for gender-integrated Ranger Course

    Feb 10, 2015

    The first of four gender-integrated iterations of the Ranger Training Assessment Course at the Army National Guard's Warrior Training Center here concluded Jan. 30 with 58 of 122 Soldiers successfully meeting all requirements.

  • It's a family affair for Army mother and son

    Feb 9, 2015

    A U.S. Army mother and son shared the experience of receiving rank on the same day Friday at Fort Bragg, NC.