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  • 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.

  • Secretary of the Army Resor tri-signed letter

    Apr 25, 2012

    Secretary of the Army Resor tri-signed letter

  • 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.

  • Secretary of Army recognizes innovation

    Apr 24, 2012

    Four Soldiers who built a training device to teach service members to safely exit an overturned Humvee were among 22 troops and civilians honored April 24, 2012, as part of the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards.

  • McHugh: Important time for the TRADOC mission

    Apr 23, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh traveled to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., April 20, 2012, to receive briefings from TRADOC leaders on the Army Profession, doctrine, leader development, and training and education.

  • Army Secretary discusses the future of the force at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

    Apr 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh discusses the future of the force at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters, April 20, 2012 at Joint Base Langley--Eustis, Va.

  • DOD Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance

    Apr 21, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh meets a Holocaust survivor and lights a candle at the DOD Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance.

  • Army Earth Day tri-signed

    Apr 20, 2012

  • Thompson promoted to brigadier general in the U.S. Army

    Apr 17, 2012

  • New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Invested

    Apr 16, 2012

    The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army was invested during a ceremony conducted today at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Thomas Kershaw was selected by Secretary of the Army John McHugh to represent the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Westphal discusses Army-to-Army cooperation with Mexican Ambassador

    Apr 13, 2012

    Westphal discusses Army-to-Army cooperation with Mexican Ambassador

  • 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.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Center of Military History Museum Support Facility

    Apr 9, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits the Center of Military History Museum Support Facility.

  • Secretary of the Army announces program to aid civilian employees

    Apr 6, 2012

    New directive encourages greater Army civilian professional development

  • Army Secretary supports the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

    Apr 5, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh supports wounded Servicemembers participating in the Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Classic, April 3, 2012 at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

  • National Days of Remembrance tri-signed letter

    Apr 4, 2012

    National Days of Remembrance: "Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue" tri-signed letter

  • Army Secretary Visits and has lunch with Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division

    Apr 4, 2012

  • SecArmy visits U.S. Army Cyber Command

    Apr 4, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the 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 mission.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month tri-signed letter

    Apr 3, 2012

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month tri-signed letter

  • Secretary sees science behind the Soldier

    Mar 27, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center and saw the science behind the Soldier.

  • McHugh: 'Good enough no longer good enough'

    Mar 27, 2012

    "Just being good enough is no longer going to be good enough," said John M. McHugh, secretary of the Army, as he spoke about the Army's new standard for retention during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • SECARMY begins Fort Bragg visit with tour of new FORSCOM headquarters

    Mar 26, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Marshall Hall, U.S. Army Forces Command's headquarters, March 26, 2012. The headquarters of the Army's largest command was McHugh's first stop after arriving at Fort Bragg, N.C., for an itinerary that is scheduled to include visits with Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division and a look at the new Warrior Transition Battalion Facility.

  • Army's hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee Slideshow

    Mar 22, 2012

    Army's hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee Slideshow.

  • Budget constraints to delay aircraft modernization

    Mar 21, 2012

    Some modernization programs may be delayed, but not reduced or cancelled due to a tightening of the budget, senior Army leaders told senators March 21, 2012.

  • Army Leaders testify during Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013

    Mar 21, 2012

    Army Leaders testify before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee March 21, 2012, during the hearing for the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the future year's defense program.

  • McHugh glimpses Army energy future

    Mar 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh glimpsed the Army's energy future March 16, 2012, while attending the Army Power & Energy Initiatives Breakfast and visiting the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • McHugh glimpses Army energy future

    Mar 16, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh glimpsed the Army's energy future, March 16, while attending the Army Power & Energy Initiatives Breakfast and visiting the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Secretary of the Army sees 'science behind the Soldier'

    Mar 15, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh got a look at what Soldiers wear, eat and carry during a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2012.

  • Army Secretary Sees Science behind the Soldier at Natick Labs

    Mar 15, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass. to see new innovations which will help the Army save energy as well as to help save the lives of Soldiers.

  • First Sergeant Major of the Army William O. Wooldridge tri-signed letter

    Mar 9, 2012

    First Sergeant Major of the Army William O. Wooldridge tri-signed letter

  • McHugh, Odierno testify to Senate Armed Services Committee

    Mar 9, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testified before the Senate Armed Service Committee March 8, 2012.

  • Army Now - Secretary McHugh and Gen. Odierno testify to SASC about changes in Army's proposed budget

    Mar 8, 2012

    Secretary McHugh and Gen. Odierno testify to SASC about changes in Army's proposed budget.

  • Army Now - Secretary McHugh and Gen. Odierno discuss troops reductions in the face of new strategic

    Mar 8, 2012

    Secretary McHugh and Gen. Odierno discuss troops reductions in the face of new strategic challenges.

  • New Army focus on Pacific doesn't mean abandoning Middle East

    Mar 8, 2012

    While the Army has a new emphasis on the Asia and Pacific region, it doesn't mean the service will be unable to meet obligations in the Middle East -- if need be, said the Army's chief of staff.

  • Army Leaders testify during Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013

    Mar 8, 2012

    Army Leaders testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee during the hearing for the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the future year's defense program.

  • Army Secretary participates in Exercise

    Mar 6, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh participated in the Strategic Decision Making Exercise at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., Mar. 2, 2012. The exercise is an annual culminating educational event that allows Army War College students to apply knowledge, skills and critical thinking to analyze multiple complex regional problems tied to U.S. interests and to develop proposed courses of action that integrate all of the elements of national power -- diplomatic, informational, military and economic. The students briefed McHugh who was playing the role of a presidential adviser.

  • Utah employers visit citizen-Soldiers training for Afghanistan

    Mar 6, 2012

    A group of civilian employers from Utah traveled here to visit their citizen-Soldier employees of the 1/211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion during the unit's pre-mobilization training Feb. 29. "It's an opportunity for the National Guard to bring in employers of our traditional part-time Guardsmen to see what their civilian employees do while on military status while preparing to deploy to theater," said Lt. Col. Greg Hartvigsen, 1/211th commander.

  • Military culinary competitors step up to plate in annual event

    Mar 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 6, 2012) -- The 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition completed its final week as Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and foreign competitors showcased their cooking and associated skills in the largest such contest in North America. An awards presentation is scheduled Friday.

  • McHugh to 3rd ID: Budget cuts won't rest on shoulders of Soldiers, families

    Feb 27, 2012

    Programs initiated to help Soldiers and family members in recent years will not be affected by proposed cuts, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh during his visit Feb. 24, 2012, to Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Army Secretary recognizes CFC workers for exceeding goals

    Feb 22, 2012

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 -- Secretary of Army John McHugh recognizes key workers in the CFC or Combined Federal Campaign, who exceeded their goals during 2011's annual fundraising drive, Feb. 22, 2012 at the Pentagon. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

  • Army mentors students on track to engineer careers

    Feb 19, 2012

    Even though statistical reports have shown the United States faces about a 20-percent high school student dropout rate with many not showing an aptitude for the sciences, this was not the case at the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference.

  • JRTC and Fort Polk update: 2012 will be a banner year

    Feb 17, 2012

    an update on some of the great events, upcoming initiatives and community partnerships at the JRTC and Fort Polk

  • Afghanistan expert offers eyewitness perspective to 162nd Inf Bde stories

    Feb 17, 2012

    Sarah Chayes began her Feb. 13 visit with Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade and other units participating in rotational training at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk prior to their deployment to Afghanistan as military advisor teams to the Afghan National Security Forces. Chayes was asked to speak because of her vast cultural knowledge of the Afghan people. She is a special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and worked in the same job for two commanders of international troops in Afghanistan ---- Gen. David McKiernan and Gen. Stanley McCrystal. She was selected for these jobs due to her unique experience in Afghanistan, where she has lived for the bulk of the past decade.

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