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  • Cyber defense take center stage at Yama Sakura

    Dec 8, 2012

    Yama Sakura is a bilateral training exercise between U.S. Army and Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces in order to enhance cooperation procedures during contingency operations. While this exercise is primarily for command posts, it is also an opportunity to teach U.S. forces and its allies about a new type of warfare currently being waged through computers, smartphones and many other sources of communication.

  • Army Medicine Joins Enterprise Email

    Dec 7, 2012

    On January 7, 2013, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) will begin full deployment of the Defense Enterprise Email (DEE) service provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In coordination with our mission partners at NETCOM, DISA, and Army CIO/G6, Defense Enterprise Email signals a new era for Army Medicine in the delivery of cloud computing as a service. Everyone in MEDCOM will migrate to enterprise email by March 31, 2013.

  • New online information about Training Aids, Devices Simulators and Simulations

    Dec 5, 2012

    The Army Training Network (ATN) recently added a web page to bring Soldiers the most current information about Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS).

  • NIE drives technology growth, cost savings

    Dec 4, 2012

    Initial findings from the Army's latest Network Integration Evaluation show steady progress toward improved, user-friendly tactical communications systems, as well as new efficiencies from the consolidation of test practices.

  • Cold weather survival for Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2012

    Winter has changed the course of many battles in history. Both Napoleon in 1812 and the Germans in the 1940s found Russia had a powerful ally: a giant, icy "sledgehammer" that stopped armies in their tracks.

  • A Momentary Lack of Good Judgment

    Nov 30, 2012

    As aviators and crewmembers, we are highly trained professionals. We do our job repeatedly to the point of muscle memory. The only thing that changes are the conditions or missions we fly. We are expected to operate with great attention to detail. But once we are off duty, why do we find ourselves taking risks that we might not take on duty?

  • A Shocking Experience

    Nov 30, 2012

    The holiday season has arrived, and the time for decorating is in full swing. Most of us trim the tree, hang the lights and hook up our air-filled, oversized Santa, Rudolph and whatever else we have in our arsenal of decorations. Here is the problem -- we forget that our old friend electricity powers most -- if not all -- of our holiday decorations. What we fail to realize is most outlets are generally 15-20 amps, so overloading them is easy.

  • 5th Signal Command displays strength, readiness through maintenance

    Nov 30, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (November 14, 2012) -- 5th Signal Command units were selected as the best in maintenance by winning Network Enterprise Command's Army Award for Maintenance and Excellence for fiscal year 2012. 5th Signal Command's 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion won the Modified Table of Organization & Equipment (MTOE) large category, 39th Signal Battalion won the Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) medium category, and 6981st Civilian Support Group won the "all others" category.

  • Don't Toy with Safety

    Nov 30, 2012

    This Christmas, choose toys that will make the holidays safe and memorable for your children. Toys should be a source of fun and learning. Too often, however, children are injured -- or even killed -- by toys that are not age appropriate, poorly designed or in disrepair. When choosing a toy, make sure to match it to the child's abilities. A toy that is too advanced or too simple for a child may be misused, which can lead to injury.

  • Simulation teaches collection asset management, situational order of battle, symbology analysis

    Nov 29, 2012

    As the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence continues its campaign to build a more effective and efficient future force, its Learning Innovation Office, or LIO, is responding to the call to action by developing adaptable interactive multimedia instruction.

  • 5th Signal Command highlights the Army Profession during the Operation Solemn Promise annual commemo

    Nov 26, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (November 16, 2012) -- More than 2,000 Soldiers, Civilians, Local Nationals and Family Members came together in the Lucius D. Clay Kaserne Fitness Center and through video teleconference Nov.16 to participate in 5th Signal Command's Operation Solemn Promise annual commemoration ceremony. Operation Solemn Promise began Nov. 17, 2011 with a kick-off ceremony at the fitness center highlighting the OSP theme, "A constant reminder of why we serve." The broader intent of the OSP initiative was to conduct a simultaneous re-affirmation of the oath of office to officers, soldiers and civilians and leverage the on-going Army dialogue on Army values to increase leader accountability and responsibility throughout the command. This year's ceremony built upon the success of last year's program in reenergizing a dialogue of the Army values and was the official launch of the command's portion of the Army's Profession of Arms campaign.

  • Alpha 307th tackles Afghanistan Signal Mission

    Nov 21, 2012

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii-- Friends and family members of Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion's Alpha Company gathered Nov 16 to bid farewell to the Soldiers at a deployment ceremony here. The ceremony officially announced the Signal company's deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was officiated by 516th Signal Brigade Commander Col. Scott D. Baer, and 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Scott A. Bird.

  • 5th Signal Command provides internship for local nationals

    Nov 13, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (November 6, 2012) -- Having the qualifications to land an information technology job can be a challenge for some, but with 5th Signal Command's three-year apprenticeship program, German local nationals receive all the qualifications needed to get that desired IT job.

  • 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducts change of command

    Nov 10, 2012

    The 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, held a Change of Command Ceremony Nov. 2, 2012 at Barton Field at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Army builds team of elite cyber professionals

    Nov 8, 2012

    Twenty-nine Soldiers in the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command raised their hands and recited the Army Oath of Re-enlistment during a formal ceremony held Oct. 26 at the Pentagon.

  • Deer Crossing

    Oct 31, 2012

    Living in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the deer population is abundant, I've had more than my fair share of run-ins with our four-legged friends while riding my motorcycle. Despite my previous encounters, it took a more serious accident before I truly learned to expect the unexpected.

  • Evaluating mobile technology for warfighter use challenging

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Mobile technology, or mobility as it is referred to by the military, is for the first time, taking a prominent role in defense. Defense Information Systems Agency Director U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Jr. announced mobility would be one of his eight initial efforts for his agency, which has raised the next question -- "how to test and evaluate these technologies before our nation's warfighters use them?"

  • It Won't Happen to Me

    Oct 31, 2012

    Most of us probably don't give much thought to slip, trip and fall hazards, but they pose a danger as we go about our daily routines. Perhaps you've seen someone at a store stretching for an item on the top shelf that's just out of reach. The next thing you hear is a loud crash.

  • Back to basics: Weapons safety

    Oct 30, 2012

    Soldiers depend on their weapons, and when one fails, it could mean the difference between life and death. But by taking precautions like thorough preventive maintenance checks and services and proper storage, they greatly reduce the likelihood of malfunction and possibly an accident.

  • Installation Operations Center brings together Army couple for long-distance reenlistment ceremony

    Oct 19, 2012

    Standing before a video camera in Afghanistan, Capt. Sharonda Smith, assigned to the U.S. Army's 25th Signal Battalion, administered just such an oath to her husband, a platoon sergeant serving in South Korea, during a unique reenlistment ceremony conducted via video teleconference, Oct. 18.

  • Frequency management now administered by Network Enterprise Center

    Oct 17, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Network Enterprise Center, or NEC, on Fort Huachuca is now responsible for the management of the electromagnetic spectrum on the installation. This electromagnetic spectrum is the full range of all frequencies that make up electromagnetic radiation in the environment. For example, each time a person uses a cell phone, unlocks a vehicle with a remote device, opens a garage door remotely, accesses wireless Internet or microwaves a meal, the person is using electromagnetic spectrum.

  • Don't slip and trip your way into fall

    Oct 15, 2012

    Each year, numerous people are injured and killed from dangers lurking in the places they least expect - at home and at work. The culprit is slips, trips and falls.

  • Panetta spells out DOD roles in cyberdefense

    Oct 12, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department's responsibility in cybersecurity during a speech to the Business Executives for National Security meeting in New York, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • DISA conducts emergency-response exercise

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Defense Information Systems Agency performed a readiness exercise on Oct. 2 at its Fort Meade headquarters location in coordination with Fort Meade emergency response and security personnel and the National Security Agency's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

  • "Fireside Chat" leads to better understanding between federal and industry leaders

    Oct 10, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses Army Transformation, Business Transformation and Army Equipment Modernization during Government Executive Leadership Briefing's "Fireside Chats", Oct. 10, 2012, at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

  • Deadly choices

    Oct 9, 2012

    Bad decisions, not bad skills, kill more Soldiers on motorcycles than any other cause.

  • 516th Signal Brigade honors fallen Warriors, wins first Bronzed Boots Award

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORD ISLAND, Hawaii - The 516th Signal Brigade was awarded the first "Traveling Bronzed Boots" award for the most unit participation for the first "Boots on the Bridge" Memorial Fisher House Run. The Hero Remembrance Run featured boots for fallen Warriors and started and finished at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. Combat boots, donated by Army Soldiers, Civilians and Families on Oahu, lined the path of the run. Each boot represented a service member who has died since Sept. 11, 2001, and was displayed with a photo of the service member and a small American flag. All boots were donated, and bronzed boots on the award itself are actually a pair of combat boots that have been bronzed. The "travelling" part of the moniker denotes that the trophy will be passed on to the unit with most participation each year of the event. This is due in part to the cost of the award and also to encourage maximum unit participation in future events.

  • Missouri Air National Guard uses Fort Huachuca

    Oct 4, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Air Force personnel at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, or AATTC, at Fort Huachuca may not be your average installation patrons; they come to Fort Huachuca one week out of the month to train.

  • Communication exercises in full swing as Army preps for its next large-scale network test

    Oct 3, 2012

    In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, the System of Systems Integration Directorate, with support from the Army Test and Evaluation Command, the Brigade Modernization Command and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, kicked off a four-week-long network validation exercise, last month.

  • Army successfully demonstrates tactical operations smart grid

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Hunting: The adventure, and the risk

    Oct 1, 2012

    Hunters who bag a buck, a bird or nothing at all still agree it's great just to be outdoors.

  • When Risk Rides the Road

    Oct 1, 2012

    In 1995, I was a drill instructor stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Recently divorced and financially burdened, I couldn't afford a car. Instead, I purchased a 1994 red and silver Suzuki 750 motorcycle so I could get out and enjoy the San Diego weather and activities. The Suzuki was the first motorcycle I had ever ridden, so I began by riding it around base to get accustomed to it.

  • Speaking Up For Safety

    Oct 1, 2012

    In the quest to be the best-trained, best-equipped military in the world, Soldiers and equipment are pushed to the limit during grueling exercises and operations. However, we cannot forget that safety must always be considered and integrated into any activity, both on and off duty.

  • Westphal recognizes contributions of veterans, outlines future of Army

    Sep 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal was in Minnesota to show the Army's appreciation for National Guard Soldiers at Camp Ripley, and discuss the future of the Army with heroes from a different era.

  • Governance process aligns IT requirements

    Sep 26, 2012

    In a command as vast and loaded with such a huge variety of information technology, the Army Contracting Command's Chief Information Office G6 has the task of corralling the various information tools to ensure they are aligned with the command's tasks and missions.

  • Army examines feasibility of integrating 4G LTE with tactical network

    Sep 25, 2012

    The U.S. Army employed a 4G cellular network this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.; this was done to address integration with current network designs and to enable actionable intelligence for dismounted squads.

  • Off-duty injuries sideline Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2012

    Quick: Which of these activities injured more Soldiers in 2011: weapons firing, parachuting or off-duty sports?

  • 5th Signal Command participates in Suicide Prevention Stand Down Day

    Sep 24, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (Sept. 20, 2012) -- Before the sun rose on Sept. 20, Soldiers from 5th Signal Command were shouting cadences and motivating each other during a garrison-wide run to kick off Suicide Prevention Stand Down Day here.

  • Army applies Soldier feedback, NIE results as it readies network upgrade for fielding

    Sep 21, 2012

    Having used legacy communications equipment during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Rayfield is ready to see the Army send its new mobile network to the field.

  • Pacific Signal Week 2012 connects the Regiment

    Sep 19, 2012

    Signaleers from throughout the Pacific and the globe connected in Hawaii for the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Week, a series of events dedicated to commemorating the proud history of the Signal Regiment and communicating within the Signal Branch itself. The annual event was hosted by the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and U.S. Army, Pacific G6.

  • Signal unit engages NATO partners at Exercise Combined Endeavor 12

    Sep 18, 2012

    The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion shared wires and wisdom with over 1,000 communication professionals from up to 40 NATO partners at Combined Endeavor 12, the largest multinational communications exercise in the world, Sept. 7-20, 2012, at the Grafenwoehr Training Center, Germany.

  • Army gears up for next Network Integration Evaluation

    Sep 17, 2012

    As preparations for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 kick into high gear, Soldiers, engineers, combat developers and test officials have joined forces at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to provide full-time support to what will be the fourth iteration in a series of semi-annual field exercises designed to further integrate and mature the Army's tactical network, and accelerate the way network technologies are delivered to Soldiers through integrated "capability sets" of communications gear.

  • Safety issues highlight USAG-Hawaii Facebook Town Hall

    Sep 14, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii (Sept. 14, 2012) -- The new garrison commander received a snapshot of what Soldiers, families and civilians believe are the most pressing issues and concerns within U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's programs and services, Aug. 29.

  • Army exchange program enhances engineer's career

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program selects top-performing, mid-career level engineers and scientists from across the Army for assignment to an allied military establishment. Assignments complement a participant's background and offer tangible benefits to both the Army and the overseas host.

  • Safety officials: Steer clear of unexploded ordnance

    Sep 11, 2012

    Eighth Army safety officials are encouraging U.S. troops to steer clear of unexploded ordnance in South Korea.

  • 5th Signal Commander promoted to Brigadier General

    Sep 5, 2012

    CLAY KASERNE, Wiesbaden, Germany (Sep. 4, 2012) -- Brigadier General Bruce T. Crawford, commanding general, 5th Signal Command, was promoted to brigadier general during a promotion ceremony Sept. 4 in the Community Activity Center here.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • HHC, Army Cyber Command welcomes new commander

    Aug 30, 2012

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Army Cyber Command notched another first when it heralded its first change of command in a ceremony held Aug. 21 at the Fort Meade Museum.

  • The fastest way to be safe: Autocross returns to Cherry Point

    Aug 22, 2012

    The Cherry Point autocross began with an inconvenient delay due to rain and lightning strikes within five miles. After 45 minutes of waiting, the rain and lightning cleared, letting the racers commence to skidding their cars along the wet windy track.

  • Morrison assumes command of 7th Signal Command (Theater)

    Aug 21, 2012

    Brig. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater) from Col. John B. Hildebrand during a ceremony at Alexander Hall (Fort Gordon, GA) today.

  • Wig Wags "signal" theater-level change of command

    Aug 16, 2012

    Semaphore ceremony takes the Signal Corps back to basics. FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Aug. 15, 2012) -- Long before the advent of the radio, battlefield communications took the form of the Wig Wag. With each position representing different letters, numerals and special signs, wigwaggers could signal an entire command to attention in complete silence. The 311th Signal Command (Theater) paid homage to this historical means of communications by conducting the entire 311th change of command ceremony, during which Maj. Gen. James T. Walton assumed command from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. William Scott, utilizing the Signal Corps semaphore flags.

  • Cyber Guard exercise focuses on defensive cyberspace operations

    Aug 16, 2012

    U.S. Cyber Command recently conducted on Fort Meade its first exercise in collaboration with cyber subject-matter experts from across the National Security Agency, National Guard, Department of Homeland Security and FBI.

  • U.S. Army Cyber Command leadership presents at AFCEA TechNet Forces East

    Aug 14, 2012

  • Army Cyber leadership talks future of cyberspace with Maryland Senator

    Aug 14, 2012

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

    Through opportunities for professional development and education, the Army will shape the future civilian workforce, ensuring adaptive leaders with diverse experiences, who are able to solve complex problems -- an effort comparable to the development of Soldiers throughout their careers. Retaining and managing talent is a top priority for Army leaders, particularly during downsizing.

  • NETCOM changes command

    Aug 9, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper passed the reins of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command to Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn in a ceremony Aug. 9 here at Brown Parade Field.

  • Leader development a critical part of cyberspace mission

    Aug 9, 2012

    Army Cyber Command is working to identify what leaders need to know with regard to cyber threats to protect the force and maintain the freedom to operate and increase cyber awareness among senior leaders.

  • VFW honors 5th Signal Command Soldier

    Aug 7, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (Aug. 1, 2012) -- 5th Signal Command's senior maintenance noncommissioned officer and Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Commander in Europe has achieved the most prestigious honor given by the VFW.

  • Baxter replaces Webster as commander of 21st Signal Brigade

    Aug 1, 2012

    Col. Mark Baxter replaced Col. Aaron Webster as commander of the 21st Signal Brigade during a change of command ceremony here recently (July 13).

  • 5th Signal Command Network Centers place first. 102nd and 69th Signal Battalions win NEC of the year

    Jul 31, 2012

  • Are You an Experienced Rider?

    Jul 30, 2012

    If your confidence and decision-making skills behind the handlebars are generated from experiences while riding, when do you actually become an "experienced" motorcycle rider? To determine that answer, ask yourself certain questions. For example, how much have you ridden and on what types of motorcycles? Or, are you simply an experienced owner; someone who has had a bike for a long time but only spends a limited time riding?

  • Do it Right ... the First Time

    Jul 30, 2012

    How do we teach our young Soldiers to "Do it right ... the first time?" Doing things right the first time is a philosophy, a mentality and a performance standard. Too many people today want to cut corners, get out of work and overlook the little things. In the world of Army aviation, this philosophy costs time, money, resources and, most importantly, lives. Taking your time and doing the job right the first time will not only improve and build a much needed trust between the maintainers and users, but also increase morale, productivity and trust across any organization.

  • My 'Altimate' Seat Belt Experience

    Jul 30, 2012

    While I've always worn my seat belt, it wasn't until last year that I personally understood why it was important.

  • Lady Army motorcycle rider shares safe riding advice

    Jul 26, 2012

    Remember: Be Vigilant! Wear your personal protective equipment.

  • Leadership changes at 7th Signal Command (Theater)

    Jul 24, 2012

    Brig. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson relinquished command of 7th Signal Command (Theater), to Col. John Hildebrand during a ceremony here today.

  • Signal Soldier skydives to celebrate reenlistment

    Jul 23, 2012

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii -- "I've gotta do this again!" Spc. Travis Anderson exclaimed as his parachute drifted to the ground behind him, excited eyes confirming his words were true and that he has a shot at earning his wings in airborne school. Anderson, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), raised his right hand and reenlisted in the Army for six years at Dillingham Airfield, July 16. Anderson, his wife Sara and four other Soldiers celebrated his decision by skydiving tandem with a local skydiving company.

  • NETCOM schedules change of command

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (NETCOM) -- The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command will hold a change of command ceremony at 8 a.m., Aug. 9, at Brown Parade Field. Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper will relinquish command to Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn.

  • Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

    Jul 13, 2012

    The Army's 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, as a direct result of successful participation in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.1.

  • Army releases third quarter accident data

    Jul 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center data show the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 has been the deadliest yet this year regarding accidents, with 42 Soldiers lost between April 1 and June 30.

  • 40th ESB Soldiers return from Honduras deployment

    Jul 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - As the oversized Mountain View charter bus pulled up to Fort Huachuca's Murr Community Center, a line of high-ranking leaders from the 11th Tactical Theater Signal Brigade and 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion lined the side of the sidewalk to the building. Every member of the leadership group present that day awaited the opening of the bus doors which would reveal the cargo onboard.

  • 'Best of the best' vie for FORSCOM 2012 Best Warrior titles

    Jul 10, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 10, 2012) -- Nine Non-Commissioned Officers and nine Soldiers representing commands from across the Army are competing in the 2012 U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) NCO and Soldier Best Warrior Competition, here, July 7-13.

  • Congressman, Army leader discuss cybersecurity, research

    Jul 3, 2012

    The U.S. military needs to concentrate on developing a robust defense system against cyber attacks from foreign adversaries, U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger said to a senior U.S. Army leader July 2.

  • NETCOM bids farewell to DCG

    Jun 29, 2012

    Members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command bid farewell to Brig. Gen Frederick A. Henry, deputy commanding general, in a Retreat ceremony June 28, in front of Greely Hall on Fort Huachuca.

  • Bringing Leaders into Rider Training

    Jun 28, 2012

    The process Soldiers use to get their required motorcycling and driving training will change with the coming of the new fiscal year. Since 2007, Soldiers have used AIRS, or the Army IMCOM Registration System, to sign up for the driving and motorcycle riding training provided under the Army Traffic Safety Training Program. Performed under contract for the Army's Installation Management Command, AIRS allowed Soldiers to self-register by going to an online site, search for the training they wanted and then apply for it. The system allowed safety offices to plan riding and driving training, recognizing the needs of Soldiers at installations worldwide. However, when the contract supporting AIRS ends, or Oct. 1, 2012, the Army has to find another way to ensure Soldiers get the needed training. And the Army didn't have to look far for an effective solution that included the Soldiers' leadership into the process.

  • R&D centers collaborate to enhance mission planning capabilities, engineers win award

    Jun 27, 2012

    Engineers from U.S. Army CERDEC and ERDC received the Outstanding Collaborative Research and Development Achievement Award for their work to automate route planning capabilities for the Command Post of the Future, or CPOF, system. The result of the teams' effort will provide lessons learned for production runs of the capability in the program of record.

  • NETCOM CG selected for new assignment

    Jun 15, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper was chosen for reassignment as director of Plans and Policy/J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.

  • NETCOM selects top NCO, Soldier

    Jun 15, 2012

    Representing five different Signal commands across the globe, five Soldiers and five noncommissioned officers competed for the chance to be the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command 2012 NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year.

  • Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

    Jun 14, 2012

    For the first time, the Army will automatically execute pay actions in response to approved personnel information changes, such as a change in grade or dependents via future system.

  • Fort Drum NEC named best in command for second time

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For the second time in three years, the Network Enterprise Center at Fort Drum has been named Best Large NEC in 7th Signal Command, an accomplishment that recognizes the center's expertise in operating, maintaining and defending the post's digital networks.

  • Use of social media comes with responsibilities

    Jun 14, 2012

    Actions online can result in professional and legal consequences offline. While the military permits service members to use social media, their participation is not without limitations.

  • Bringing Leaders into Rider Training

    Jun 11, 2012

    The process Soldiers use to get their required motorcycling and driving training will change with the coming of the new fiscal year. Since 2007, Soldiers have used the AIRS, or the Army IMCOM Registration System, to sign up for the driving and motorcycle riding provided under the Army Traffic Safety Training Program. Performed under contract for the Army's Installation Management Command, AIRS allowed Soldiers to self-register by going to an online site, search for the training they wanted and then apply for it.

  • Life is a SAFE highway

    Jun 8, 2012

    June isn't just National Safety Month -- it's also the beginning of summer and the season of road trips and vacations, and we all have a responsibility to ensure those journeys don't end with a one-way ticket to tragedy.

  • 311th Signal Command warriors compete for "Best of the Best" title

    May 31, 2012

    Asia and Pacific Signal non-commissioned officers and Soldiers, both Active Duty and Reserve, convened in Hawaii for four grueling days of tough challenges at the 2012 "Best of the Best" 311th Signal Command (Theater) Best Warrior Competition. Since the 311th is a multi-component unit, winners go on to the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command Army, USARPAC and Army Reserve Competition.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 24, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army Leaders are asking Soldiers at all levels to use this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to safety.

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC hosted a coalition interoperability experiment May 10-18, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade and below, prevent fratricide and extend continuity of operations.

  • Safety first for Memorial Day!

    May 21, 2012

    Memorial Day is among the most revered of holidays in our Army. We remember those who have fallen before us, and during this era of persistent conflict, honor the memory of those now absent from our formations. Thank you for your continued service, which ensures their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

  • 7th Signal Command recognizes Soldier, NCO of the Year

    May 18, 2012

    Two 21st Signal Brigade Soldiers earned recognition for their selection as the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony at the Third Annual 7th Signal Command (Theater) Ball at Fort Gordon, Ga., recently.

  • Senate Confirms Brig. Gen. Patterson's Promotion to Major General

    May 10, 2012

    The U.S. Senate recently confirmed the selection of Brig, Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater), headquartered at Fort Gordon, Ga., for promotion to major general.

  • Army cyber company activates at ceremony

    May 10, 2012

    The guidon of Delta Company, 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, 780th MI Brigade, was unfurled for the first time during an activation ceremony on April 23 at the Fort Meade Museum.

  • The Pain of Lane Splitting

    May 2, 2012

    Last October, one of my closest friends, Cynthia, was involved in a fatal accident while touring California on her motorcycle. She was accompanied by her husband and my good friend, Tim.

  • Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army visit Fort Huachuca, Ariz., during annual conference

    Apr 25, 2012

    Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army from numerous states attend the 2012 annual CASA conference located in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 18, 2012

    This May, our Army will observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's national campaign to keep riders safe on our nation's highways. The increasing number of registered motorcycles on Army installations shows more and more Soldiers are discovering the freedom and excitement of riding. This hobby comes with significant risks, however, and all Soldiers should be aware the most dangerous hazard they encounter on the road could be themselves.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits U.S. Army Cyber Command Headquarters

    Apr 12, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits U.S. Army Cyber Command headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 2, 2012, to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the cyber mission.

  • Fort A.P. Hill launches mobile application for smart devices

    Apr 10, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill is expanding its outreach to the Warriors it trains, employees who support them and the public with just a click of its new smart device and mobile application.

  • Army examining what capabilities "make sense" for the network of the future

    Apr 10, 2012

    Network modernization is an Army priority. The U.S. Army will assess capabilities and emerging C4ISR technologies as part of its efforts to shape the future network when its annual integrated capabilities event begins at Fort Dix, N.J., April 16. The work will support initiatives to provide actionable intelligence at the squad level and improved situational awareness to dismounted Soldiers. The event, which provides an opportunity for stakeholders from across the DoD to integrate and exercise future force capabilities, will also inform efforts to accelerate and recapitalize C4ISR technologies into the current force, thus supporting the Agile acquisition process.

  • Army completes last Regional Hub Node

    Apr 2, 2012

    The Army has been working to position Regional Hub Nodes in five separate strategic regions, providing tactical users with secure, reliable connectivity worldwide.

  • Help wanted: NETCOM looking for summer hires

    Apr 2, 2012

    Looking for something new to do with your summer? Try working for U.S. Army Network Technology Command. NETCOM is currently accepting applications from high school and college students for its summer hire program through April 6. The summer hire program is a 10-week paid internship that allows participants to work in such areas as clerical, information technology, automation, human resources, and budgeting, according to Isabel Bayardo, a NETCOM human resources specialist.

  • Army Spring Summer Safety Campaign Underway

    Mar 30, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala. (April 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences it's official Spring and Summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • Respect the Heat

    Mar 28, 2012

    Outdoor activities are one way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer, but Soldiers and Family members should be mindful that high temperatures pose a significant risk for heat injury.

  • Ride Fun, Ride Safe!

    Mar 28, 2012

    Summer is coming and with it the kind of weather that draws riders to the road. If you're a dedicated rider or thinking about taking up the sport, the Army can help you ride safely.