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  • Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 23, 2013

    Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full voting rights. This 1920 amendment is a testament to the courage and tenacity of the women who challenge our Nation to live up to its founding principles. Their legacy continues to inspire us to strive for liberty and equality for all Americans.

  • SecArmy, U.S. Army Pacific commander honor late Senator Inouye

    Jul 23, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, honored the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, July 23, 2013, at a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • SecArmy sees I Corps in action Down Under

    Jul 22, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh took part this week in a key exercise with Australia, one of America's most enduring regional partners.

  • 8th TSC mariners highlight Army watercraft capabilities for SecArmy

    Jul 17, 2013

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared the critical and unique roles Army watercraft play in the Pacific Theater with Secretary of the Army John McHugh at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 16, 2013.

  • SecArmy says furlough will degrade Guard readiness

    Jul 12, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh again warned that sequestration continues to threaten military readiness.

  • SecArmy: Fighting in Afghanistan dangerous, difficult, focus is on completing mission

    Jun 25, 2013

    With just eighteen months remaining before the end of coalition combat operations in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with U.S. and Afghan military leaders at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, June 20, 2013.

  • Sexual assault prevention main focus for Sec Army McHugh

    Jun 18, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke with a group of senior leaders, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention unit representatives and the Sexual Assault Response coordinator during lunch at Caserma Del Din, Italy, June 16, 2013.

  • Army celebrates 238th birthday in Pentagon ceremony

    Jun 14, 2013

    Senior Army and defense leaders, and Soldiers cut a birthday cake, June 13, 2013, at the Pentagon, as part of the Army's 238th birthday celebration.

  • June 10, 2013 -- SecArmy McHugh's remarks at George Washington's Mount Vernon Purple Heart Ceremony

    Jun 12, 2013

  • 238th Army birthday celebrations kick off at Mount Vernon

    Jun 12, 2013

    Army birthday celebrations began somberly in the nation's capital with a wreath laying at the tomb of the Continental Army's first general, George Washington, at his Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 10, 2013.

  • McHugh creates greater oversight, screening of those who aid victims

    Jun 11, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh detailed a new directive that will make the Army the first military branch to require behavioral health screenings for those who counsel sexual assault victims, during remarks at the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention conference, June 11, 2013, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • 238th Army Birthday Wreath Laying and Purple Heart ceremony

    Jun 9, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler place a wreath at the Mount Vernon tomb of George Washington, the first President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, June 10, 2013, in Alexandria, Va. This the beginning of a week of commemorations and other events in the Washington, DC, area to commemorate the Army's 238th Birthday.

  • SAC-D 2013 Army Posture Statement hearing statement by SecArmy, CSA

    May 31, 2013

    SAC-D 2013 Army Posture Statement hearing statement by SecArmy, CSA

  • Senators told that young Soldiers targeted by scams, predators

    May 22, 2013

    Loan sharks and shady academic institutions are scamming Soldiers and their families said the Army's top leaders in testimony to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.

  • Army Secretary: Training conducted at Fort Leonard Wood relevant to today's threats

    May 10, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 9-10, 2013, for the second time during his tenure as the top Army official, but this trip was different than his last venture on post.

  • Army secretary calls sexual assault 'sickening,' vows continued action

    May 9, 2013

    The Army's secretary told lawmakers that leadership across the Army is not pleased with the number of sexual assaults occurring in the ranks, and that any progress made thus far to combat it is simply "nowhere good enough."

  • Secretary of the Army pins industrial safety award on Watervliet, again

    May 6, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced that it was named the winner of the Fiscal 2012 Secretary of the Army Award and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award of Industrial Operations. This is the second time in three years that the Arsenal has been recognized by the Army's senior leaders for its exceptional safety program and record.

  • Secretary favors 'third party' approach to engage Congress

    Apr 30, 2013

    Army leaders may not make the best advocates when it comes to convincing Congress and the American people which systems Soldiers really need, said the Army's secretary.

  • 2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Tri-signed Letter

    Apr 29, 2013

    2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Tri-signed Letter

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies, today, during a visit to Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • April 12, 2013 -- SecArmy McHugh's remarks at Chaplain Kapaun Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Apr 17, 2013

    April 12, 2013 -- SecArmy McHugh's remarks at Chaplain Kapaun Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

  • Army Chaplain inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Apr 12, 2013

  • Army Secretary meets with Botswana's Defence Force Commander

    Apr 9, 2013

  • SecArmy: Strong safety culture results in accident reduction

    Mar 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officials recently hosted Secretary of the Army John McHugh at the center's state-of-the-art Crash Dynamics Lab.

  • Secretary of the Army: Aviation critical to Army future

    Mar 20, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at Fort Rucker, Ala., March 18, 2013, where he assured Soldiers and family members that, despite budget concerns, those going into harm's way will be properly trained, fully equipped, and ready for their missions.

  • Sequestration tri-signed letter

    Mar 4, 2013

    Sequestration tri-signed letter

  • Feb. 12, 2013 -- SecArmy McHugh remarks at Romesha Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Feb 28, 2013

    Feb. 12, 2013 -- SecArmy McHugh remarks at Romesha Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

  • SecArmy after exploring virtual, live training at Fort Sill: Training cost-effective, crucial

    Feb 7, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was briefed on how the Fires Center of Excellence uses different training environments to be more cost effective after a visit to Fort Sill, Okla., Feb. 6-7, 2013.

  • SecArmy reviews new tools to improve behavioral health

    Feb 6, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh stepped into a high-tech world of psychology at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 6, 2013.

  • SecArmy orders 'Ready and Resilient Campaign'

    Feb 5, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh Feb. 4, 2013, directed that programs from resilience training to suicide prevention be part of a wide-ranging "Ready and Resilient Campaign" plan, which will launch later this month.

  • SecArmy McHugh gains hands-on look at Rapid Equipping Force

    Jan 17, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spent the afternoon of Jan. 15, 2013, gaining a first-hand look at the latest and most innovative capabilities being placed into the hands of Soldiers by the Army's Rapid Equipping Force, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • SecArmy commends REF on innovative solutions

    Jan 15, 2013

  • SecArmy commends REF on innovative solutions

    Jan 15, 2013

  • Dempsey Portrait Unveiled at Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Nov 20, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, wife Deanie Dempsey and Gen. Raymond Odierno unveil the portrait of the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army during a ceremony in the Pentagon Oct. 20, 2012. Secretary McHugh told the audience that as chief, we watched Gen. Dempsey bring his straight-forward leadership and his unyielding resolve to bear on the mission and to keep our Army focused forward during what we all know has been an extraordinarily difficult decade.

  • Oct. 22, 2012 -- Secretary of the Army's Keynote address at AUSA Expo

    Oct 25, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, delivers the keynote address during the opening ceremony at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, while seated during recuperation from an injury, on Oct. 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks with Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA)

    Oct 24, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks with Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) during the 2012 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2012. CASAs provide individual advice to the Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff and commanders at all levels on public sentiments toward the Army. Additionally, they work closely with key influencers within their area of responsibility to disseminate information about the Army's objectives, roles, requirements and major programs to the public. (Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

  • Army will do its job with less, secretary says

    Oct 22, 2012

    With budget cuts already in place, and more cuts possible next year -- the Army can expect there to be fewer resources around to accomplish a mission that will likely not shrink, said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

  • Army committed to national academic excellence

    Sep 18, 2012

    The dedication of the new Seitz Elementary School took place Sept. 14, 2012, at Fort Riley, Kan., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new building as a tribute to retired Lt. Gen Richard Seitz, from Junction City.

  • Latin Americans honored at 9th National Latina Symposium

    Sep 11, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal, originally from Chile, speaks at the 9th National Latina Symposium held by Latina Style Magazine, which showcases Latina achievements in all areas, including business, science, civic affairs, education, entertainment, sports, and the arts. Over 500 Hispanic leaders and service members from across the country participated in this event, which is the largest annual gathering of Latina leaders in the United States.

  • Army Secretary visits Anniston Army Depot

    Sep 10, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Anniston Army Depot, Ala., Sept. 7, 2012.

  • Army Secretary: Suicide is one of the most challenging issues we face

    Sep 10, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh speaks during the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Press Conference.

  • Photo Essay: On the Road with Secretary McHugh - South Korea

    Aug 28, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Seoul, South Korea, meeting with South Korean officials and Soldiers, and visiting the Joint Security Area located within the village of Panmunjom, as well as Camp Humphreys. McHugh also met with Gen. James D. Thurman, Commander of United Nations Command, U.S./Republic of Korea Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea, and Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commanding general of Eighth Army.

  • McHugh meets with leaders during visit to Korea

    Aug 26, 2012

    During his recent visit to Korea, the Secretary of the Army toured the newly built quarters for unaccompanied senior Soldiers and family quarters at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, and he met with the senior officers and noncommissioned officers in on the peninsula.

  • Secretary emphasizes Army's value in Pacific

    Aug 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh came to Hawaii Aug. 20, 2012, to discuss operations throughout the Pacific and to announce the next U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general for operations.

  • Photo Essay: On the road with Secretary McHugh - Exercise Khaan Quest, Mongolia

    Aug 21, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh observed a battalion-level staff exercise and visited with Mongolian defense officials during Exercise Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 15 near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A regularly scheduled, multinational exercise in its 10th year, KQ12 is sponsored by the U.S. Army, Pacific, and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces.

  • Multinational partners train in 'Khaan Quest'

    Aug 20, 2012

    A conglomeration of U.S., Mongolian, and various international forces took part in a staff exercise during Khaan Quest 12 to enhance their ability to operate in a multinational environment.

  • Army secretary visits U.S. Soldiers in South Korea

    Aug 17, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh thanked American Soldiers, civilians and families stationed in South Korea during a visit here Aug. 17 - 18.

  • Hope in the form of healthcare during Khaan Quest 2012

    Aug 15, 2012

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia -- People gathered outside of an elementary school that was temporarily set up as a medical clinic during the Medical Humanitarian Civic Action Outreach Project, one of the many exercises of Khaan Quest 12 in and around Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 14.

  • Photo Essay: On the Road with Secretary McHugh -- Mongolia

    Aug 14, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducts an official visit to the Mongolian Ministry of Defense to meet with senior officials. Thousands of Mongolian peacekeepers have contributed to world stability over the last 10 years, an impressive contribution for a country of its size. The Mongolian Armed Forces are highly regarded by American Soldiers who have served with them in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, approximately 700 troops conduct base security and train the Afghan National Army artillery. In March, Mongolia was designated as the first NATO "partner" under the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Program. McHugh will also observe U.S. service members participating in Exercise Khaan Quest 2012, a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise sponsored by the U.S. Army, Pacific, and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces.

  • Photo Essay: On the road with Secretary McHugh - Turkey

    Aug 13, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Allied Air Command Headquarters Izmir, Turkey, Aug. 12, 2012. Allied Air Command Izmir is subordinate to Allied Joint Force Command Naples, and as such, is solely responsible for command and control, oversight, planning, coordination and execution of all air-related tasks for the Southern European Region. The command contributes to the security, peace, stability and territorial integrity of Alliance member states throughout its area of functional responsibility. Army Maj. Gen. Frederick B. Hodges is heading up the new land command in Izmir for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

  • 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.

  • Army honors Secretary of Defense at Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) honor Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, and Chief of the Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno as special guests during Twilight Tattoo on Whipple field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Aug. 8.

  • Twilight Tattoo in honor of Secretary Leon E. Panetta

    Aug 9, 2012

  • Army leadership underscores the importance of care for Soldiers and families

    Aug 6, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Madigan Healthcare System Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and toured the WTB billets July 30 as part of his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Westphal, who is the No. 2 civilian leader in the Army, spoke on the importance of getting the warrior transition unit mission right.

  • Tri-signed Letter: Emphasis on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

    Aug 6, 2012

    Tri-signed letter from the Secretary of the Army; Chief of Staff, Army; and Sergeant Major of the Army. Emphasis on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness.

  • July, 25, 2012: Twilight Tattoo, Army tribute to retiring members of Congress

    Jul 26, 2012

    July, 25, 2012: Twilight Tattoo, Army tribute to retiring members of Congress

  • Army Secretary emphasizes importance of Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh toured the Detroit Arsenal, headquarters of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, July 19, 2012.

  • U.S., Botswana Special Forces train together

    Jul 9, 2012

    A total of 60 Special Forces Soldiers from the United States and Botswana came together for the first combined field training exercise in 10 years, in Gaborne, Botswana, June 1-25, 2012.

  • Independence Day tri-signed letter

    Jul 2, 2012

    Independence Day tri-signed letter

  • Independence Day: A Celebration of Freedom

    Jul 2, 2012

    Gathered in the sweltering heat of Philadelphia in July 1776, the signers of the Declaration of Independence risked treason to proclaim the rights of "the People" to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  • McHugh: U.S. partnerships crucial to facing future challenges

    Jun 25, 2012

    U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh and U.S. Ambassador to Botswana Michelle D. Gavin visited U.S. and Botswana Defence Force Special Forces personnel participating in exercise Eastern Piper 2012, and observed capability demonstrations executed by the BDF.

  • Army Under Secretary discusses the Army's better business practices at Wharton Leadership Conference

    Jun 25, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal discusses Army transformation and instituting better business practices Army wide at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's 16th annual Wharton Leadership Conference, June 20, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • McHugh discusses Army of today, Army of the Future

    Jun 22, 2012

    The Army's not going anywhere, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reassured Soldiers, Army civilians and their families in a recent interview.

  • Army birthday ball a celebration of Soldiers, history

    Jun 18, 2012

    Army senior leaders, wounded warriors, Soldiers, family members and veterans gathered for the Army's 237th Birthday Ball, June 16, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • McHugh: Army birthday about recognizing Soldier service, saying thanks

    Jun 14, 2012

    The Army birthday week is about recognizing more than two centuries of Soldiers defending freedom, and about saying thank you to those Americans that have ceaselessly supported them in the effort.

  • McHugh, Austin avoid grilling on Capitol Hill, share Army Birthday cake

    Jun 14, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III paid a call on Capitol Hill, June 13, 2012, but underwent no "grilling" by lawmakers as to the state of the Army.

  • Army Secretary honors, celebrates Army on its 237th Birthday.

    Jun 14, 2012

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Army's 37th Chief of Staff, joined Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, during the Pentagon celebration of the Army's 237th birthday, June 14, 2012. Also participating in the festivities were mascots from the Washington Nationals baseball team "Running Presidents" and the owners of Georgetown Cupcake, who created a "cupcake tank" for the celebration.

  • 237th Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 14, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in a Full Honor Wreath Ceremony in honor of the Army's 237th birthday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 14, 2012.

  • McHugh, Austin lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns on Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2012

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III came to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 14, 2012, to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns tomb to commemorate the Army's 237th birthday.

  • Army marks 237th birthday with thanks, cupcake tank

    Jun 14, 2012

    Crowds gathered around a massive replica of an Abrams tank constructed entirely out of cupcakes in the Pentagon courtyard, June, 14, 2012. The sweet creation was in honor of the Army's 237th birthday.

  • Army Birthday week keeps rolling along at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Army's week-long celebration of its 237th birthday continued as Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler hosted this week's Twilight Tattoo, June 12, 2012.

  • June 3, 2012 - Secretary of the Army Remarks at 68th Anniversary of D-Day in France

    Jun 13, 2012

    Remarks by Secretary of the Army John McHugh in Sainte Mère o/ooglise, France, June 3, 2012, during a commemoration ceremony for the 68th anniversary of D-Day, in which Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy and parachuted behind enemy lines to begin the liberation of France during WWII.

  • Army launches 237th birthday week at Mount Vernon

    Jun 11, 2012

    The Army's top civilian and its top enlisted Soldier kicked off Army birthday week by visiting Mount Vernon, in northern Virginia, and placing a wreath at the tomb of Gen. George Washington and wife Martha, June 11, 2012.

  • Army launches 237th birthday week at Mount Vernon

    Jun 11, 2012

    The Army's top civilian and its top enlisted Soldier kicked off Army birthday week by visiting Mount Vernon, in northern Virginia, and placing a wreath at the tomb of Gen. George Washington and wife Martha, June 11.

  • Warriors of yesterday, today commemorate D-Day together

    Jun 6, 2012

    When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone.

  • Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day

    Jun 6, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal along with a crowd of more than three thousand people honor World War II veterans at a recent "Twilight Tattoo", June 6, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. The theme of the ceremony was "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day". Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." For more information go to http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/

  • 68th Anniversary of D-Day - Commemorations in Normandy, France

    Jun 5, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh attends D-Day ceremonies in Normandy, France, to commemorate the 68th Anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy and the Airborne operation that began the liberation of France during WWII.

  • Happy Birthday Army - 237 Years Old!

    Jun 4, 2012

    On June 14, 2012, 237 years ago, our Nation's leaders established the Continental Army to protect oppressed colonists yearning for freedom - beginning our Army's rich heritage of defending our country and her citizens.

  • Celebrating the Strength of the Nation: the Army's 237th Birthday

    Jun 4, 2012

    On June 14, 2012, 237 years ago, our Nation's leaders established the Continental Army to protect oppressed colonists yearning for freedom - beginning our Army's rich heritage of defending our country and her citizens.

  • 2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation, West Point, N.Y.

    May 31, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh attends the 2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation at West Point, N.Y., May 26.

  • McHugh, Odierno attend West Point Graduation

    May 29, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno attended the commencement exercises for the class of 2012 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012.

  • Army Secretary impressed with cyber studies program at Naval Postgraduate School

    May 24, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh visited the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., May 21, 2012, and got his own education on what the school offers the military and how the Army benefits from the educational opportunities provided at this international and joint educational institution.

  • McHugh: Language, culture vital for future missions

    May 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh said that language and culture skills are critical for the successful accomplishment of missions overseas today and in the future, during a visit to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, May 21, 2012.

  • Army Secretary honors Sabo at Hall of Heroes induction

    May 18, 2012

    Slideshow Description: A day after Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Army and Defense officials inducted him into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, May 17, 2012.

  • May 7, 2012 - Secretary of the Army Remarks at SHARP Summit

    May 15, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks at the 2012 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Summit at the National Conference Center, Leesburg, Va.

  • Leaders say Network Integration Evaluation improving Army acquisition

    May 14, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips, military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, stressed the value of the Network Integration Evaluation construct to obtain Soldier feedback and rapidly field network equipment to meet their needs, during a visit to White Sands Missile Range, N.M., last week.

  • McHugh to USASMA students: 'You are a testament to the value of the NCO Corps'

    May 11, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh addressed Class 62 of the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, May 8, 2012.

  • Army Secretary addresses senior noncommissioned officers at Sergeants Major Academy

    May 11, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh addressed Class 62 of the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy during a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, May 8, 2012. McHugh also met with leaders of 1st Armored Division and Joint Task Force North.

  • Army Secretary observes 1AD Situational Training Exercise

    May 11, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh observed small-unit urban training during a visit with 1st Armored Division, fort Bliss, Texas, May 8, 2012.

  • Army Under Secretary awards leaders for streamlining and saving the Army money

    May 11, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal hosts the 50th Annual Pace Awards where awardees are selected based on their performance and completion of significant staff assignments that benefit the Army by providing substantial financial savings, or technological or military development, April 3, 2012 at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

  • Army Secretary sees Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 up close

    May 11, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits the 2nd Brigade combat team conducting the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • McHugh visits 'Heavy Metal' Brigade, speaks with Soldiers during NIE 12.2

    May 10, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke to Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, during a walk through of the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment's, tactical assembly area at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 9, 2012.

  • McHugh speaks at the 2012 Annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Conference

    May 8, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks at the 2012 Annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Conference, May 7, 2012, in Leesburg, Va., about the Army's ongoing commitment to eliminating sexual harassment and assault in the Army. McHugh said that while there is still a great deal of work ahead, the Army is headed in the right direction and will succeed because our Soldiers fight for one another. McHugh is joined by other members of Army senior leadership this week, to include Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, in addressing the progress made and challenges remaining in the Army's ongoing efforts to combat sexual harassment and assault within its ranks.

  • Warrior Games - Cycling

    May 2, 2012

    A selection of photos taken during the cycling event at the Third Annual Warrior Games, May 1, 2012, Colorado Springs, Colo., during a visit by Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Warrior Games - Basketball

    May 2, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited with members of the Army's 2012 Warrior Games basketball team during one of their practices in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1. The team provided McHugh a chair and convinced him to join them on the court, giving him a greater appreciation for the difficulty of playing the sport sitting down.

  • Army Secretary speaks at the annual 2012 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army conference

    May 2, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh Speaks with Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) during the annual 2012 CASA conference held in Tucson, Arizona April 25, 2012. CASAs provide individual advice to the Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff and commanders at all levels on public sentiments toward the Army. Additionally, they work closely with key influencers within their area of responsibility to disseminate information about the Army's objectives, roles, requirements and major programs to the public.

  • SecArmy pays call on Army world-class athletes

    May 2, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited with nine Soldier Olympians and Paralympic hopefuls from Installation Management Command's U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, May 1, 2012, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Secretary of the Army and the Army Warrior basketball team

    May 1, 2012

    The Secretary of the Army was convinced by the basketball players to test out one of the chairs used and gained a greater appreciation for the sport when it's played sitting down. Here, he talks to one of the players who presented him a shirt signed by the team and has their team's mantra, "Muscle and Metal."

  • SecArmy announces new division headquarters coming to Lewis-McChord

    Apr 26, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord will soon be home to the headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division, Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced April 26, 2012.