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  • Expeditionary network equipment for Global Response Force

    Apr 4, 2016

    Continuing to inform requirements and seek solutions for light-weight, expeditionary networking gear for the Global Response Force, the Army recently demonstrated a new modular suite of expeditionary communication equipment that provides increased bandwidth with significant size, weight and power (SWaP) reductions. Demonstration capabilities included a new high-bandwidth Terrestrial Transmission Line Of Sight (TRILOS) radio; the range-extending Troposcatter (Tropo) Lite; Commercial Coalition Equipment (CCE); and the Modular Communications Node - Advanced Enclave (MCN-AE), which supports intelligence users over the WIN-T network. All of these capabilities are commercial hardware solutions.

  • Army launches Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

    Mar 31, 2016

    "It's not easy to look into the eyes of a Soldier who may have been violated," said Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, speaking from an experience when he was a young officer.

  • U.S. Army Successfully Fires Missile From New Interceptor Launch Platform

    Mar 30, 2016

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- The U.S. Army successfully fired a Longbow Hellfire missile from its newest launch platform on March 25, 2016 as part of an Engineering Demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I).

  • Acting SecArmy co-hosts Soldier for Life town hall

    Mar 30, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy co-hosted an online town hall Wednesday to answer questions about transition and Veteran benefits. Also online with the secretary and his team of advisors were representatives from the Veterans Affairs and the Army's Soldier for Life Office.

  • Iowa Army National Guard top Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

    Mar 28, 2016

    Twenty-three Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers from across the state gathered at Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston, Iowa for the annual Best Warrior Competition held March 18 -- 20. The competitors, grouped into junior enlisted and Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) categories for the competition, were faced with a variety of challenges that tested their knowledge, skills and mental endurance.

  • Preparing Soldiers for Transition: Class 66 receives VETS briefing

    Mar 28, 2016

    Being the future sergeants major and command sergeants major of Army units, members of Sergeants Major Course Class 66 are in a unique position to be able to carry forward information to Soldiers who are preparing to transition out of the service, said Teresa Gerton, deputy assistant secretary of Policy, Veterans Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Inspiring Future Leaders Through Competition

    Mar 28, 2016

    Fort Bragg, N.C. -- Soldiers, Airmen, and Cadets gathered at four in the morning to kick off the second-ever Talon Challenge, at Fort Bragg's Towle Stadium, Mar. 24. The 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade hosted the physical fitness competition.

  • Murphy: Sexual assault, harassment detrimental to combat readiness

    Mar 28, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC).

  • Sec Army: MSCoE critical to developing leaders

    Mar 28, 2016

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood hosted the Acting Secretary of the Army Friday and provided an experience the former Soldier appreciated.

  • Army, Navy Team Up to Tackle Enterprise Clinical Imaging Archive

    Mar 24, 2016

    The Enterprise Clinical Imaging Archive (ECIA) is a $35M joint Army/Navy effort to consolidate all of its separate long-term image archives into a vendor neutral archive system that shares information across the services. The project is being managed by the Navy and Army's picture archiving and communication system (PACS) teams, including the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency's Integrated Clinical Systems. When the ECIA is fully up and running, which is expected in 2017, the Army will be able to decommission 17 separate long-term archives and minimize the need for costly data migrations in the future. The last four data migrations took 75 months to complete and cost the government more than $3.1M.

  • Contract Specialist Scores High With Induction In Sports Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Growing up in Huntsville's Sparkman Homes Housing area, Delvin Sullivan was determined to make sure he never made his mother cry. He saw her cry once, and that was enough for him. The love that the two of them shared along with the positive influences of the Sparkman Homes Boys and Girls Club, and the coaches and friends he made in high school, pulled Sullivan through the tough times growing up in public housing. Instead of drugs and crime, he chose football, basketball and track.

  • Total Army working together to forge future

    Mar 23, 2016

    The Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are working together well to assess recommendations from a national commission on the service's future and fully implement the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • Reserve Soldier makes history at 94th Training Division

    Mar 19, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va.- With March being Women's History Month, Command Sgt. Maj. Sharon Campbell made history by becoming the 94th Training Division's first female senior enlisted advisor. She replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Arlindo Almeida during a change of responsibility ceremony here at the Wylie Hall, March 18, 2016. Brig. Gen. Steven W. Ainsworth, the division commander, administered the COR ceremony, which serves the dual function of honoring the departing command sergeant major and officially recognizing the incoming as the command's top enlisted Soldier.

  • Murphy: Soldiers serve for life, giving back values

    Mar 18, 2016

    Readiness is the Army's No. 1 priority say both the Army's chief of staff and acting secretary -- and "there is no other No. 1." But if there's a front runner for the No. 2 priority, at least for the acting secretary, it would have to be the Army's Soldier for Life Program, and the commitment the Army has to prepare for civilian life those who have volunteered to serve in uniform.

  • Army Leaders Share Readiness Message With Industry

    Mar 18, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two of the Army's top officers teamed together on March 8 to deliver the message of Soldier readiness to representatives of defense contractors attending the Team Redstone Advance Planning Briefing for Industry hosted by the Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal's Sparkman Center.

  • Legacy Components To Be Replaced On Newest Apache Aircraft

    Mar 18, 2016

    The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old technology. During a media event at the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Global Force Symposium and Exposition at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., on March 17, Apache Project Manager Col. Jeff Hager of the Program Executive Office for Aviation and Lockheed Martin officials explained the need for modernizing the sensor and turret technology on one of the Army's most successful mission-focused aircraft.

  • Top Army advisor focuses on facilities, energy use

    Mar 17, 2016

    When the Assistant Secretary of the Army visited Fort Leonard Wood last week, the focus was the installation and the post's efforts in recycling and energy conservation.

  • Army Reserve general: Quick access to funding essential for Reserve Component

    Mar 17, 2016

    Money needs to travel as fast as the force." That was the message the commanding general of the Army Reserve's 7th Mission Support Command had for a gathering of military comptrollers Wednesday morning.

  • Motorcycle Inspections Help Soldiers Ride Safely

    Mar 14, 2016

  • March 03, 2016 -- Acting Secretary of the Army HAS-D Posture Hearing Statement

    Mar 3, 2016

    House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Posture Hearing with Honorable Patrick Murphy and General Mark Milley

  • February 24, 2016 -- ASA Murphy's FY2017 budget with Congress testimony

    Feb 24, 2016

  • Marathon prep like training for war, says Olympian

    Feb 15, 2016

    "A marathon is like a war," said Maj. Dan Browne, a 2004 U.S. Olympic runner and member of the Oregon Army National Guard. There is a lot of planning, preparation and training, as well as qualifying races to compete in before the marathon. The amount of training is comparable to readying Soldiers for combat.

  • Army's Chelimo wins Portland 3K in world-pace time

    Feb 2, 2016

    Spc. Paul Chelimo came from behind to win the 3,000-meter race at the Nike "House of Track" meet in Portland, Oregon, Jan. 22, where his 7:44.68 finish set a record as the fastest 3K this year worldwide.

  • Innovative broadening opportunity develops Pacific's future strategic leaders

    Feb 1, 2016

    Thirty-four top-performing military leaders from 18 organizations across the Pacific theater embraced the honor associated with the Hawaiian value of leadership as they gathered on Oahu in January to kick off the FY16 Young Alaka'i leader development program, in-stride broadening opportunity designed to prepare them to succeed together as tomorrow's strategic leaders.

  • Soldier for Life Spotlight of the Week Announced

    Jan 27, 2016

    This week's ‎Soldier For Life‬ Spotlight is the Fort Hood Soldier of the Year, Spc. Austin Edwards. 2-12 CAV, 1ABCT, Tanker.

  • International forum focuses on advancements in armored vehicles

    Jan 27, 2016

    Military and defense industry representatives, from more than 20 countries and six continents, converged on Twickenham Stadium in London to discuss the state of armored vehicles during the International Armoured Vehicles Forum, Jan. 26.

  • MICC setting pace in contract closeout priority

    Jan 21, 2016

    The implementation of metrics to measure the rate of closing out contracts coupled with holding contracting leaders in the field more accountable for the performance of that contract management step is allowing the Mission and Installation Contracting Command to lead the Army effort.

  • Operation Desert Storm Remembered By Those Who Served

    Jan 20, 2016

    January 17, 2016, marks a milestone in our nation's military history. Twenty five years ago, Operation Desert Storm began in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, with the U.S. leading a U.N.-authorized coalition force of 34 nations against Iraq. Prior to Operation Desert Storm, the U.S. led a nearly six-month build-up of weapon systems in Southwest Asia that began immediately following the invasion of Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1991. That effort is known as Operation Desert Shield.

  • Texas Guard Soldiers mentor high school cyber competitors

    Jan 13, 2016

    Members of the Texas Guard's 102nd General Support Battalion had the opportunity to mentor and support high school students as they prepared for and participated in CyberPatriot VIII, the annual National Youth Cyber Defense Competition sponsored by the Air Force Association. The online event took place November 13-15 and December 4-6, and featured high school and middle school students simulating newly hired IT professionals managing a network for a small company.

  • Redstone Missiles Light Up Anniversary Of Operation Desert Storm

    Jan 13, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the U.S., Operation Desert Storm was a war won before it ever started.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Safety Message 2016

    Jan 13, 2016

    On Jan. 18, our Nation will remember and celebrate the life of one of our most respected leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When we celebrate this holiday, we are celebrating the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to our Nation; we honor the values he exemplified and remember his teachings of courage, truth, respect, integrity, humility, and service.

  • Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

    Jan 13, 2016

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.

  • Ironhorse NCO sets example with 50-mile run

    Jan 13, 2016

    To set an example for his Soldiers and to challenge himself, one noncommissioned officer took on a 100-mile endurance run Dec. 12.

  • Marshall Center's New Program Addresses Russian Resurgence in Eastern Europe

    Jan 12, 2016

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies unveiled its new resident program, European Security Seminar-East Jan. 11. This one-week seminar is designed to examine the current security environment in Europe and Eurasia and to develop appropriate responses to regional security challenges.

  • Reserve Detachment enchances Joint Munitions Command's global mission

    Jan 11, 2016

    With the addition of a U.S. Army Reserve Detachment, the Joint Munitions Command has enhanced the effectiveness of its global mission of providing ready, reliable and lethal ammunition to all military services throughout the Department of Defense.

  • Colonel improves global stability through partnerships

    Jan 7, 2016

    Col. Darius Gallegos has been a lot of things throughout his life; a star athlete, a scholar, a police officer, and currently the only American serving at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units. "I have learned so much and am glad to be where I am today," said Gallegos, a native of Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Climate Change

    Jan 6, 2016

    From the Pope to the President to Paris, there is a growing national and international discussion about the causes of climate change and what actions, if any, should be taken by policymakers. The U.S. Army, however, does not have the luxury of engaging in this debate -- instead, we must respond to the effects of climate change that are already affecting our mission.

  • Honorable Murphy sworn in as the 32nd Under Secretary of the Army

    Jan 6, 2016

    32nd Under Secretary of the United States Army Sworn in

  • Secretary of Homeland Security visits Pentagon

    Jan 6, 2016

    Secretary of Homeland Security Visit

  • Summit brings senior cyber leaders together to share Total Army opportunities, solutions

    Jan 5, 2016

    U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army hosted more than 90 senior military and civilian representatives of cyber organizations from across the active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard during the recent Total Army Cyber Summit on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Insights from training with the transportation industry

    Jan 4, 2016

    The Training With Industry program allowed one officer to gain a new perspective that will help her better frame operations in future assignments.

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Army family is real

    Dec 28, 2015

    The world has become a very cynical place. It has become so prevalent in my own life and in my career field that I have become convinced that along with a score of 107 or higher in the General-Technical section of the ASVAB and the ability to type 20 words per minute, cynicism is an additional requirement to enter into Army public affairs.

  • Milley, Dailey focus on leader development with US Army Central

    Dec 23, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited U.S. Army Central Soldiers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 18.

  • Army procures expeditionary early entry SATCOM capabilities

    Dec 18, 2015

    A new duo of light-weight, portable satellite terminals, called Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2), will provide early entry units in air-to-land missions, as well as follow-on units at the tactical edge, with a lite (v1) and heavy (v2) variant of high-bandwidth, deployable satellite dishes, to keep Soldiers and Commanders connected to the network and well informed.

  • Students put their STEM skills to the test in IMCOM-funded project

    Dec 16, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was showdown time in the Wiesbaden Middle School Auditorium Dec. 9. At stake were bragging rights, gift certificates and pizza. But the real stakes were demonstrating the depth of applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills acquired during a semester-long project that took Wiesbaden seventh-graders out of the classroom to spend time exploring the diversity of the STEM world.

  • Broadening fellowships, internships seek Army Reserve, AGR participants

    Dec 16, 2015

    Year-end submission deadlines are approaching for a dozen Army fellowship opportunities managed by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. The fellowships and internships, many of which seek Reserve and AGR participants, vary in number of selectees, proponents, application requirements and post-completion assignments.

  • 3rd BCT Gold Star Family member continues to serve

    Dec 16, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.--The weather during this year's holiday season has brought warm temperatures and sunny mornings to Fort Bragg. As the sun rose over the 82nd Airborne Division, Dec. 15, another display of warmth and glow could be seen at the Taylor-Sandri Medical Training Center. Spc. Blake Sandri, a Gold Star family member assigned to Delta Company, 307th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Div. reenlisted at the facility named after his fallen brother.

  • AMCOM employees team up to make difference for Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From the technology it maintains on helicopters to the missiles it sustains in theater and at home, the Aviation and Missile Command had a banner year in 2015.

  • U.S. Military Academy to host 2016 DoD Warrior Games

    Dec 15, 2015

    The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games will take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22, Pentagon officials announced.

  • Army issues awards for first Cyber Innovation Challenge

    Dec 15, 2015

    The U.S. Army has entered into Other Transaction agreements with two vendors to deliver next-generation, Deployable Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) Infrastructure (DDI) prototype kits for Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs).

  • Holland named first woman commandant at West Point

    Dec 15, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Diana Holland has been named the first female commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • 'Big Red One' rolls out CAMPLAN 2020

    Dec 15, 2015

    Leaders of the 1st Infantry Division laid out the roadmap to the future of the "Big Red One" and Fort Riley to members of the greater Flint Hills community Dec. 11 during the CAMPLAN 2020 rollout in the division's Joint Operations Center.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • Leader Graduation Launches Second Decade Of Building Bench

    Dec 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A year filled with team projects, ethics discussions, personality assessments, mentoring meetings, professional challenges and briefings have come to a close for a group of Redstone Arsenal employees who committed themselves to building their leadership skills.

  • Army Reserve, National Guard SLC students volunteer to help less fortunate service members

    Dec 9, 2015

    Twenty three Army Reserve and National Guard students enrolled in the 94th Training Division's Quartermaster Senior Leadership Course, took time out of their grueling 17 week class schedule to help the nonprofit Holiday Helper Association Toy Store prepare for the holidays. The students assembled 30 toy bicycles in an hour and they also helped beautify and organize the all-volunteer run facility in preparation of the association's annual open house, scheduled for Dec. 11, and two Christmas shopping days scheduled for Dec. 15 and 16, 2015.

  • AMRDEC employees honored for acquisition excellence

    Dec 9, 2015

    Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center personnel were honored with three prestigious awards at the 2015 Army Acquisition Executive's Excellence in Leadership Awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. Dec. 1.

  • Surprise Award Recognizes Years Of Aviation Service

    Dec 8, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- J.D. Webster hadn't planned on getting an award when he signed up to be the presenter during Ed Iannone's award ceremony. But, other people's plans have a way of surprising us.

  • Tuskegee Airmen History Inspires Redstone Worker

    Dec 8, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An encounter with his daughter's adviser at Stetson University introduced Redstone Arsenal contractor Louis Eyermann to a part of U.S. history that helped break down barriers for minorities both in the military and in American society.

  • Gold Star Mother visits son's last unit

    Dec 4, 2015

    When a child chooses to enlist in the military, there comes a day where he or she will retire or decide to leave. For some, that choice is taken away from them far too soon.

  • 3K family run benefits community scholarship and grant programs

    Dec 3, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 3, 2015)-- Despite heavy rainfall earlier in the morning, over 100 community members participated in the Zama Community Spouses' Association Turkey Trot held Nov. 26 on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • From STEM to employment

    Dec 3, 2015

    The Army Operating Concept dictates that "future forces conduct operations consistent with the tenet of adaptability, anticipating dangers and opportunities and adjusting operations to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative."

  • Army-Navy Game Spirit 2015

    Dec 3, 2015

  • LIFT Makes 10-Year Mark For Developing Redstone's Future Leaders

    Dec 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Ten years ago, the Aviation and Missile Command put in place a leadership development program that has become a stepping stone for future leaders throughout Redstone Arsenal.

  • Family driving force behind one Soldier's success

    Nov 30, 2015

    As soon as the new rank was adorned on his shoulders, Maj. Micah Ramseur reached for his wife, Janine's hand. He began to speak, then stopped abruptly and made a beeline toward his 7-month-old daughter, lifting young Michyla in the air and carrying her back to where he originally stood. "I prayed to have her," he said, kissing the child again and again as she clung on.

  • Jensen Becomes Repeat Honoree For Logistics Excellence

    Nov 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The more than 100 attendees cheered when John Jensen's name was announced during an awards luncheon on Nov. 19 at The Overlook. After all he was a two-time winner. Jensen won the Management/Executive Award at the 24th annual Ernest A. Young Logistics Achievement Award ceremony. In 2002 he won the Professional/Technical Award.

  • National Guard Bureau leaders visit troops in Kosovo

    Nov 25, 2015

    U.S. Service members supporting NATO's peacekeeping mission in Kosovo represent the military force that America needs today, said the chief of the National Guard Bureau during a visit with troops stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Nov. 24.

  • Quarterly town hall stresses employee, leadership development

    Nov 25, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall leaders met with the base's civilian employees Nov. 19 for a marathon town hall meeting in which they discussed the JBM-HH strategic plan and developing the workforce for the decade to come.

  • The Army Learning Model is right on the money

    Nov 25, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Marion Fox stands in front of his class explaining the finer points of master data elements in the Defense Travel System and the Army's General Fund Enterprise Business System during phase one of the 94th Training Division's Finance Senior Leaders Course at Fort Dix, N.J. The FSLC is designed to improve students' practical skills in the field of Army finance, so learning to navigate between DTS and GFEBS is an essential component of ensuring that soldiers get the money they're owed.

  • AMCOM Zeroes In On Readiness To Move Aviation Forward

    Nov 24, 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- As the nation's defense budget draws down and the number of U.S. troops deployed declines, the Aviation and Missile Command's focus remains on ensuring Soldier readiness for any contingency operation. And, to succeed in that focus, AMCOM and its life cycle management partners must view readiness as a team sport, said AMCOM's commander Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson.

  • DoD leaders: Teamwork is key to network modernization

    Nov 23, 2015

    More than 1,500 leaders from the tech and government IT communities met for the 5th annual gathering of FEDTalks 2015 presented by Fedscoop at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. The event hosted some of the most influential leaders from government, technology and politics who came together for one day to discuss how technology and people can change the government and IT communities.

  • New facility shows path to future Army training

    Nov 23, 2015

    A team of Soldiers and civilians is hammering plywood together and adding off-the-shelf electronics to demonstrate ideas for a new generation of Army training capabilities.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • Reserve Soldier aids wounded attack victims

    Nov 13, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Katie Govoni was at a food truck on 4th and Liberty with friends, when at approximately 2 a.m., she heard two women screaming for help. Govoni looked up to see one of the women running across the street narrowly avoiding an oncoming car. She realized that the woman was Melissa Snader whom she'd met briefly for the first time earlier at a popular hot spot called "Fourth Street Live."

  • ARDEC hosts Small Business Innovative Research Technology Day

    Nov 10, 2015

    It's been three years since Picatinny Arsenal held a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technology Day.

  • Assistant secretary of the Army Visits Bagram Air Field

    Nov 10, 2015

    Assistant secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack visited Bagram Air Field Nov. 7 to receive updates on the R2MR process.

  • Soldiers use military training to save civilian life

    Nov 6, 2015

    Two U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization Soldiers were awarded Joint Service Commendation Medals at the U.S. Embassy in Clayton, Panama, Oct. 23 for saving the life of a local taxi driver July 29.

  • SECDEF visits service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Nov 6, 2015

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosted a town hall with service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 6. Carter fielded several questions from the audience on topics ranging from budget cuts to the U.S. military's commitment in the Pacific.

  • Commitment To Soldier Readiness Needed To Move Forward

    Nov 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's best can only get better if today's Soldiers commit themselves to the top priority -- Soldier readiness -- as set out by the Army's chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said one of the Army's three-star generals.

  • Top Army Leaders attend National Guard Senior Leadership Conference

    Oct 28, 2015

    Colorado Springs, CO-- The Hon. Eric Fanning, acting under secretary of the Army; Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief, National Guard Bureau; and Army Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army, at the National Guard Bureau Senior Leadership Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Oct. 28, 2015. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Fischman) (Released)

  • DoD collaboration researches munition safety

    Oct 23, 2015

    Government, industry, and academic partners are working together to improve the way munitions function to protect the safety of future Warfighters.

  • Army dedicates Pentagon corridor to sergeants major of the Army

    Oct 15, 2015

    It was 1966 when the Army first appointed a Sergeant Major of the Army. On Oct. 15, the service designated a portion of the Pentagon to highlight the importance of the position and the noncommissioned corps.

  • McHugh: America needs its Army

    Oct 12, 2015

    During his 7th and final opening address during this year's Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Army Secretary John M. McHugh hammered home the importance of ground forces in winning wars, and maintaining American security and dominance.

  • Acting Under Secretary of the Army Fanning Visits Fort Benning

    Oct 2, 2015

    "The Strength of our Nation is its Army and the Strength of our Army is its Soldiers."

  • Innovative business practices strengthen contract surveillance, oversight, stewardship

    Oct 1, 2015

    Creative thinking and innovative business practices are what it takes to do more with less. The Army Contracting Command has been employing contracting support elements, or CSEs, since it stood up in 2008.

  • Innovation to win in a complex world: Investing in S&T to confront the future threat

    Oct 1, 2015

    In October 2014, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command rolled out the latest Army Operating Concept (AOC), titled "Win in a Complex World." This AOC details how the Army of the future will strengthen capabilities across multiple domains as part of a joint partnership to ensure dominance against "determined, elusive, and increasingly capable enemies." This article was previously published in the October-December 2015 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • The computer that saved the Soldier's back, the helmet that saved his life

    Oct 1, 2015

    By the time Nicolas slammed on his motorcycle brakes, it was already too late. The Honda CBR 600 wobbled hard, fell over and he skidded across the road until he and the bike crunched against the pickup truck.

  • First all-female honor flight gets hero's welcome in Washington

    Sep 29, 2015

    Female veterans, trailblazers who served in the military decades ago, received a hero's welcome, Sept. 22, after arriving in the nation's capital on the first all-female honor flight.

  • New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army invested

    Sep 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (September 23, 2015) -- The newest civilian aide to the secretary of the Army (CASA) was invested during a ceremony conducted in the Pentagon in early September.

  • Army designers use 3-D, virtual reality software to train warfighters

    Sep 23, 2015

    Army researchers at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are using 3-D software solutions to supplement more traditional training and simulate real-life scenarios. More experience-driven learning may help students increase the retention of knowledge, official said.

  • Army to enlist robots to pull Soldiers off battlefield

    Sep 23, 2015

    In the future, it may no longer be a medic who comes running to the side of a wounded Soldier. Instead, it might be an Army-operated unmanned aerial or ground vehicle.

  • Army organizations earn 10 Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards

    Sep 23, 2015

    Ten Army organizations that streamlined their business operations by eliminating redundancies and saving the service millions of dollars were recognized Wednesday for their excellence in Lean Six Sigma practices.

  • Oregon National Guard Hero meets Acting Under Secretary of the Army

    Sep 17, 2015

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Under secretary visits Cav Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2015

    Acting Under Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning spent time with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and the 215th Brigade Support Battalion here Tuesday.

  • New Army Reserve movement control battalion traces lineage to World War II

    Sep 14, 2015

    DAENNER KASERNE, Kaiserslautern, Germany -- The Army Reserve's 7th Civil Support Command activated three units during a Sunday afternoon ceremony. With intermittent rain drizzling on the parade field, leaders from the 446th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), its Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and the 341st Movement Control Team uncased the units' colors. The 446th, also called a Movement Control Battalion, took command of the 7th CSC's four Movement Control Teams. They include the newly-created 341st as well as the 793rd, 1172nd and 1177th.

  • Vicenza Military Community honors women's equality

    Sep 14, 2015

    Guest speaker in Vicenza, Italy for Women's Equality Day was Colleen Bell, U.S. Ambassador to Hungray.

  • USASOC awards G9 staff for civilian service

    Sep 14, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Sept. 14, 2015.)-- Eight civilians from the G9 directorate of U.S. Army Special Operations Command were recognized Sept. 11, 2015, for outstanding civilian service.

  • Accident teaches life lessons-first aid a must

    Sep 11, 2015

    Fort Knox Community Relations Officer John Campbell and his family, were on the way home from a baby shower in Louisville when the family came upon a deadly accident. They were the first vehicle on the scene. The retired Army first sergeant and cavalry scout rushed to aid victims trapped in one vehicle while his wife, a certified medical assistant, worked on the other. Call it "paying it forward" or call it "looking out for your fellow person" but John said if the situation was ever reversed he prays that someone wouldn't just drive past him or his family but would stop to do all they could to save them.

  • Expert talks suicide prevention

    Sep 11, 2015

    Service members, emergency responders and community members gathered on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Sept. 1 for suicide prevention and awareness training as part of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign and Suicide Awareness Month.