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  • Father-daughter aviators fly together

    Jul 24, 2008

    CW5 Pat Hicks and his daughter CW3 Felicia Marlow flew together for the first time during refresher training in Daleville, Ala., this summer.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.

  • Ordway blazes new trail of discovery for USASMA

    Jul 18, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Acadmey is moving the Sergeants Major Course of instruction into the future with the help of thin client technology and a focus geared more towards educating senior NCOs about the opereational and strategic implications for the Army.

  • Foreclosure: Garrison brings together experts on surviving the housing crisis

    Jul 17, 2008

    In southern Florida, U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Miami is continuing to partner with other public and private agencies to educate members of the South Florida military community who are concerned, in default, or facing foreclosure; to give them tools to empower and protect them so they can avoid foreclosure and minimize financial damage.

  • Army cuts ribbon on largest child care center

    Jul 16, 2008

    Fort Myer cut the ribbon on its new Child Development Center July 15. This is the largest CDC in the Department of Defense and was built after 9/11 to house children away from the Pentagon. It's 50,000 square feet with three wings, 28 rooms, three playgrounds and a multi-purpose room. It has space for 438 children.

  • Aviation Branch welcomes Barclay

    Jul 15, 2008

    Brig. Gen. James O. Barclay III assumed command of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker on July 11.

  • Wounded warrior gets ESPY nod

    Jul 14, 2008

    Capt. Scott Smiley brings new meaning to the section of the Warrior Ethos that reads Aca,!A"I will never quit.Aca,!A?

  • Leaders of tomorrow train at Fort Lewis

    Jul 3, 2008

    Every summer, Fort Lewis, becomes the home for the largest U.S. Army training exercise in the continental United States, Operation Warrior Forge. The exercise, also known as the Leader Development and Assessment Course, is how Army Reserve Officer Training Corps trains and assesses the next generation of officers prior to their being commissioned as second lieutenants.

  • DOD sets joint standards for enlistee waivers

    Jul 2, 2008

    The Department of Defense has now set standards for how individual services will offer waivers to those it recruits.

  • West Point celebrates Army's 233rd birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (June 13, 2008) -- The West Point community celebrated the birthday of the U.S. Army in a celebration at the Child Development Center here Friday.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • 2nd BCT Soldiers to impart combat experience to West Point cadets during the summer

    Jun 6, 2008

    Mountain Division, west point

  • West Point Commencement Remarks by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren

    Jun 2, 2008

    Today we gather to recognize the cadets of the Class of 2008, men and women who, in the spring of 2004, answered the call of our nation, a nation at war-, "Here am I. Send me."

  • 972 Graduate from U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    May 31, 2008

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (May 31, 2008) - In a stadium where severe weather threatened, 972 cadets graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point today.

  • A day in the life of an infantry platoon

    May 30, 2008

    The life of an infantry lieutenant in 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is tough enough without unexpected fire fights, mayors of Iraqi villages screaming in your face, insurgents lurking in buildings with a cache of mortar rounds stashed close by, bleeding, one-armed villagers rushing at you begging for medical aid and angry mobs growing more restless by the minute at the mere presence of your platoon. Throw in a suicide bomber and you have what Lt. Col. Adam Rocke, commander of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment called Aca,!A"a day in the life of (an infantry platoon in) Iraq.Aca,!A?

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • USASMA inducts two to Hall of Honor

    May 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently inducted two individuals into the academy's Hall of Honor. The inductees are considered architects of current Army Transformation and NATO Transformation of NCOES.

  • Setting the bar: 1-58th AOB prepares for summer deployment

    May 8, 2008

    New solar-powered runway lights that can be controlled by pilots and by control towe personnel were put to the test April 29 for the first time since the 1-58th received the equipment a few months ago.

  • Building on Army values: 1/14th Soldiers assemble new ballpark stands

    May 8, 2008

    Soldiers exemplify Army Values in working partnership with community.

  • Officials unveil new UAS center

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker officials unveiled the Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence at the post's Air Maneuver Battle Lab.

  • Fort Rucker observes 25th Anniversary of Army Aviation Branch

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Aviation Branch.

  • Kansas, Kentucky Sign Compact for Military Schoolchildren

    Apr 25, 2008

    The nationAca,!a,,cs military children are one step closer to smoother school transfers, thanks to the signing of a bill by the governors of Kansas and Kentucky.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

  • Honest communication preserves Army Families throughout deployment

    Apr 23, 2008

    Fort Rucker community supports Families during deployment

  • Visibility of excess components on APC just became easier with new program at Sierra Army Depot

    Apr 14, 2008

    Army Euipment Regeneration and Utilization Center (AERUC) Program kicks-off at Sierra Army Depot.

  • West Point Signs Community Covenant with New York

    Apr 10, 2008

    New York State elected officials and representatives of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point signed the first Community Covenant during the annual West Point Day at the state capitol Wednesday.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to Receive Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence

    Apr 9, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center will officially become the first Department of Defense organization in history to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief program has increased the financial assistance it provides to Soldiers and Families in need by about 40 percent since 2005, according to the programAca,!a,,cs director.

  • The Way Ahead for Army Correspondence Course Program on-line testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    On Dec. 16, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Gen. William S. Wallace, directed the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, to determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course Program's (ACCP) on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

    With the uncasing and transfer of the flag from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to its new executive director and the reading of the permanent orders, the Army Contracting Command is now a provisional major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Phenomenal Effort

    Mar 13, 2008

    Fort Rucker and Wiregrass area communities responded to a bus accident at Mateson Range Sunday, March 9. Thanks to the community response effort, within one hour of the accident, all 23 wounded Marines on board had been taken to local medical facilities.

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • CAC Commander visits Times Square recruiting station

    Mar 10, 2008

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, visited the Times Square military recruiting station this morning to talk to recruiters and survey the repairs made after an explosion damaged the station last Thursday.

  • Motorcycle safety

    Mar 7, 2008

    Command team members lead the way at Fort Gordon to make motorcycle safety priority one by taking the required Department of Defense courses.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Humvee rollover training prepares engineers for deployment

    Feb 21, 2008

    As Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler crouched awkwardly on the ceiling of an upside down Humvee last week, he wondered why in the world his door wouldnAca,!a,,ct open.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Aviation leaders met at Fort Rucker last week to discuss the health of Army Aviation.

  • Nominations being accepted for SDDC's 2008 Quality Award Program

    Jan 18, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Nomination packages are now being accepted for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution CommandAca,!a,,cs 2008 Quality Award Program competition honoring Department of Defense approved transportation providers in all modes and services for sustained exceptional performance throughout 2007.

  • Army Marks 50 Years Since First Vietnam Casualty

    Oct 22, 2007

    A wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the first U.S. service member to die in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Conflict was conducted Sunday at West Point Cemetery.

  • Army Football Sets Military Appreciation Day

    Aug 24, 2007

    The Army Athletic Association will kick off the football season with Military Appreciation Day during West PointAca,!a,,cs Sept. 8 contest against Rhode Island at historic Michie Stadium.

  • Gen. Cody's Remarks to the USMA Corps of Cadets

    Aug 21, 2007

    Remarks made by Gen. Richard A. Cody, U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff, to Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy.

  • Reception Day at West Point

    Aug 10, 2007

    The next group of cadets begin the journey down the long grey line.

  • ROKUS Special Forces

    Jul 2, 2007

    Special Operations Command Korea and Special Warfare Command of the Republic of Korea army Combined Unconventional Warfare Task Force training conference.

  • Lean Six Sigma Efforts Near $2 Billion in Savings

    Jun 4, 2007

    Lean Six Sigma techniques implemented throughout the Army continue to prove successful, and leaders anticipate reaching a $2 billion-savings mark this year.

  • West Point Speaker / Airborne Prep.

    May 1, 2007

    Chief of Staff of the Army, General George Casey shares his initiatives with cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point; An Airborne preparatory training at Fort Jackson increases rate of success for Soldiers headed to Airborne School.

  • Gen. Casey to make West Point Center of Excellence for Ethics, Values

    Apr 26, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top-ranking officer traveled to West Point April 19 and spent two days sharing his initiatives with future leaders.

  • West Point Cadets Save Lives

    Feb 12, 2007

    "Duty, Honor, Country." This is the motto of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The motto, however, is more than just words, as evidenced by the enthusiastic showing of Cadets who took a break from their studies to give blood for the troops.

  • Lean Six Sigma Training in Full Swing at USMA

    Feb 2, 2007

    West Point doesn't produce bombs or ammunition or upgrade vast amounts of Army equipment, nor does it ensure Soldiers are logistically capable of fighting a war.

  • Millions tune in for Army-Navy game

    Dec 5, 2006

    They might be brothers in arms, but for one weekend a year they're heated competitors in one of the biggest rivalries in college football.

  • Cadet's pumpkin proclaims 'Army Strong'

    Oct 30, 2006

    U.S. Military Academy Cadet Third Class Jason Schreuder is doing his part to help the Army advertise the new Aca,!A"Army StrongAca,!' campaign.