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  • Hagel vows to ensure well-being of service members, families

    Mar 1, 2013

    New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised today to always be frank with the men and women of the department and said he expects all to be direct in return.

  • Strengthening the Army-to-Army partnership between the U.S. and Chile

    Feb 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON, February 27, 2013 -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Lt. Gen. Hernán Mardones, chief of the Chilean Armed Forces, at the Pentagon, to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts, and foster closer relationships between the two militaries. Lt. Gen. Mardones visited Washington D.C. as a part of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Counterpart program.

  • Wounded Warrior recognized for combat actions

    Feb 26, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presents Spc. Joshua O'Neil, 23, with the Purple Heart at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Feb. 26, 2013 for injuries he sustained during combat in Afghanistan two weeks earlier. "This is a great honor to give you this," Westphal told O'Neil. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Making a difference is the hallmark of public service

    Jan 30, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal hosts the retirement ceremony for Ms. Cheryl Ryefield, after more than 35 years of public service, 30 Jan. 2013, Pentagon, Washington D.C. During his remarks, Westphal discussed the critical role of DA Civilians in support of the U.S. Army and praised Ms. Ryefield's selfless service and dedication; recognizing her as a beacon to others who are pursuing the mantel of public service. During her remarkable career, Ms. Ryefield worked for the Defense Mapping Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, in support of the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. She spent the majority of her career as a technical photographer, graphic designer, and video producer; retiring as the Deputy Chief, Electronic Imaging Branch Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Army Under Secretary pays tribute to Korean War hero

    Jan 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal meets General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup, the Korean Army's first four star general, 17 Jan. 2013, Seoul, Republic of South Korea (ROK). During his remarkable career, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup served as commander of the First Field Army, the Army Chief of Staff, and the Chairman for the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff until his retirement in May 1960. Following his military career, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup served as Korea's Ambassador to the Republic of China on Taiwan, France, and Canada. He also served as Minister of Transportation and is credited with the development of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Moreover, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup is the author of "From Pusan to Panmunjom: Wartime Memoirs of the Republic of Korea's First Four-Star General, Paik Sun Yup". Under Secretary Westphal's visit to Korea underscores the strength of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the U.S. Army's commitment to sustain land power in the Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Army Under Secretary discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers in Korea

    Jan 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers stationed at Camp Humphreys, 17 Jan. 2013, Republic of South Korea (ROK). Westphal met with the Soldiers to recognize their contributions to the longstanding ROK-U.S. Alliance, and discuss their critical role as the Army rebalances to the Asia Pacific region. Westphal visited Camp Humphreys during his Pacific AOR tour of Army units in Hawaii, Korea and Alaska. Under Secretary Westphal's visit to Korea underscores the strength of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the U.S. Army's commitment to sustain land power in the Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Alaska essential to Army rebalance in the Pacific

    Jan 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, capped a tour of the U.S. Pacific Command region with a visit to troops and training facilities in Alaska.

  • Westphal: Regional partnerships critical to Pacific rebalance

    Jan 17, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 13-14, 2013, to meet with members of Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific to discuss recent Army developments in the Pacific region.

  • Westphal voices support for U.S. troops in Korea

    Jan 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army's second highest civilian official voiced his support for U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees and families serving in Korea during a visit to Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2013.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Jan 10, 2013

    For the fifth year now, practitioners of Lean Six Sigma were recognized, Jan. 10, 2013, for streamlining Army business processes that help save the Army money.

  • Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal biography

    Jan 9, 2013

  • Army Under Secretary promotes former Military Assistant

    Jan 9, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal promotes Lt. Col. H. Clay Lyle, former Military Assistant (Operations) to the Under Secretary of the Army, 8 Jan. 2013, Washington, D.C. Lyle currently serves as the Executive Officer for the Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-8. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • 113th Army Navy game

    Dec 10, 2012

  • Army under secretary optimistic about Army's future role

    Dec 4, 2012

    Building a strong partnership between the Army's conventional and special operations forces is one of the service's key areas of focus as it transitions from operations in Afghanistan and looks toward the future, said Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, during his visit to Fort Bragg, Dec. 4.

  • Westphal, Austin visit wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd J. Austin III visited wounded warriors, Nov. 23, 2012, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • Westphal, Austin survey battlefield, present awards, thank troops for service

    Nov 25, 2012

    The Army's second highest ranking civilian and military leaders met with American and NATO leadership at regional commands, hospitals, forward operating bases, and support units throughout eastern and southern Afghanistan, and thanked service members, civilians, and contractors for their hard work and sacrifice during a three-day visit, Nov. 20-23, 2012.

  • Westphal, Austin visit, thank troops in southern Afghanistan Thanksgiving Day

    Nov 22, 2012

    Instead of spending the holidays with loved ones and enjoying time off, holidays for those serving in Afghanistan mean business as usual. The mission to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan doesn't take a holiday, and neither does the enemy.

  • Westphal, Austin visit Afghanistan

    Nov 21, 2012

    Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the U.S. Army, and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, visit Combined Joint Task force - 1 Soldiers at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2012. The pair are meeting with leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians throughout the country to gain situational awareness and express senior Army leader appreciation for the service and sacrifice of deployed personnel, and their families, during the Thanksgiving holidays.

  • Westphal visits SHAPE in Belgium

    Nov 19, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visits the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, or SHAPE, to gain situational awareness of NATO priorities and contributions to International Security Forces-Afghanistan, known as ISAF-A, Nov. 19, 2012. Twenty-eight countries in the NATO alliance are currently contributing to the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. During his visit, Westphal also met with key leaders, toured the SHAPE International school, and met with Army War College Fellows. Westphal's visit to the headquarters is a prelude to his annual Thanksgiving visit with Soldiers in Afghanistan with Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III.

  • Army under secretary lauds Redstone's synergy

    Nov 19, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal is optimistic that sequestration will be averted.

  • Under Secretary of the Army talks tough issues with AMC personnel

    Nov 16, 2012

    "We could never be the Army that we are -- not today, not yesterday -- without the civilian workforce that we have," began Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal at a town hall meeting with Army Materiel Command employees, Nov. 14, 2012, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Space-based capabilities shaping Army of the future

    Nov 15, 2012

    The undersecretary of the Army received a detailed and succinct depiction of how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command supports America's warfighters during a visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Nov. 14, 2012.

  • November 11, 2012--America's enduring obligation: Honoring Soldiers for Life

    Nov 11, 2012

    As we celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, we remember the fallen, and show our solemn pride for the heroism, strength, and dedication of those still among us -- the veterans we know as our friends, neighbors, and relatives.

  • Westphal: Maintaining connection with American public critical to future of Army

    Oct 25, 2012

    "Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army are critical in connecting our Army with the American public, " said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal while discussing the future of the Army with 36 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during the 2012 CASA Fall Conference.

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 22, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal visits the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. to underscore the extensive capabilities and interdependence of combined operations between Army Conventional and Special Operations Forces as well as to highlight the vital role of the JRTC as the Army trains Soldiers for current missions and prepares for future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 20, 2012

    Training bases like the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., will be central to preparing America's Army for future conflicts that could come up at a moment's notice, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, during a visit to Fort Polk, Oct. 19, 2012.

  • Westphal: Collaboration with industry saves Army money

    Oct 19, 2012

    Industry forums such as this week's Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition can save the Army money through collaboration on best business practices, service officials said.

  • Westphal: Roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard critical to the Army of the future

    Oct 18, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee's fall session at the Pentagon, 17 October, 2012, Washington, DC. The Committee is chaired by Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, Commanding General of the Militia of the District of Columbia National Guard, and meets quarterly to advise the Secretary of the Army on key issues regarding the roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Westphal: No cuts to SOF, intel, cyber

    Oct 11, 2012

    Even as the Army faces a period of budget constraint, it will protect or increase funding for special operations, intelligence and reconnaissance programs, along with space and cyberspace capabilities, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal.

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

    Oct 10, 2012

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

  • Shyu sworn in as assistant secretary of Army

    Oct 4, 2012

    Heidi Shyu was formally sworn into office as the as assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Oct. 4, 2012, by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, following her Senate confirmation.

  • Senior leader from Land of the Rising Sun visits National Capital Region

    Oct 2, 2012

    Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Eiji Kimizuka receives the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) from U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Gen. Kimizuka received the award for promoting family welfare through the development of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force family support structure. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Westphal recognizes contributions of veterans, outlines future of Army

    Sep 26, 2012

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

  • Westphal: National Guard key component in Army transformation

    Sep 24, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Gen. John Vessey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured Camp Ripley, Minn., Sept. 22, 2012. The visit was the first for Westphal and gave him time to meet Soldiers and receive a background of the Minnesota National Guard.

  • 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.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program provides Soldiers, families resources 'they deserve'

    Sep 17, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Soldiers and their families, Sept. 8, 2012, at an Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program event in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • 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.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Army Under Secretary embarks to help inter-Service cooperation on USS Truman

    Sep 4, 2012

    Under Secretary Westphal is participating in the Navy's long-standing outreach program to promote inter-Service cooperation in support of Joint Vision 2020, and gain an appreciation for Naval capabilities at sea. The Navy's Sea Embark outreach program enables government and civilian senior leaders the ability to experience first-hand how the Navy contributes to the National Defense strategy and to the stability of the global community.

  • Dyson shatters 'brass ceiling' in Army Finance Corps

    Aug 28, 2012

    The first female finance officer to achieve the rank of major general has just been promoted, 92 years since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution tore down the last formal barrier to women's enfranchisement.

  • Joseph W. Westphal biography: Aug. 2012

    Aug 28, 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.

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 2, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • Army Under Secretary breaks new ground for the future of Soldiers and families

    Aug 2, 2012

    Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Center Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). During his visit to the installation, Dr. Westphal also interacted with leaders, Soldiers and the civilian workforce at JBLM Garrison, I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion, Western Regional Medical Command, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He underscored support for the positive direction of JBLM/I Corps and expressed the confidence of Army senior leadership in the JBLM leadership, and in the medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center; specifically expressing appreciation for their innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 1, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • The President's 2012 Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Award

    Jul 13, 2012

    The President's 2012 Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Award

  • DOD leaders: Sequestration threatens military's successes

    Jul 9, 2012

    The nation's military has logged historic achievements in the past 12 months, but faces a future clouded by financial threat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said June 29, 2012.

  • Independence Day 50-Gun Salute to the Nation

    Jun 29, 2012

    There will be a special 50-gun salute to the nation at high noon on July 4 at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Whipple Field by Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery.

  • Under Secretary salutes Army Safety

    Jun 28, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal got an in-depth look at the daily operations of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., during a visit June 26, 2012.

  • Double amputee takes command of Fort Belvoir

    Jun 27, 2012

    For the first time in the Army's history, a double amputee has taken the reins as garrison commander of a major installation.

  • Happy Independence Day 2012!!

    Jun 27, 2012

    Happy Independence Day 2012!!

  • Westphal: Fort Rucker critical to Army's future

    Jun 27, 2012

    Observing Aviation training firsthand and interacting with the Soldiers going through flight school were just a few of the reasons Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal said he visited Fort Rucker, Ala., June 25-26, 2012.

  • 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.

  • Dimensión Internacional interviews Under Secretary Westphal

    Jun 24, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discussed the United States and Chile's longstanding partnership, the established Army-to-Army relationship between the U.S. and Chile, and hemispheric cooperation on the radio program Dimensión Internacional in Santiago, Chile.

  • New commanding general for U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Jun 22, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens assumed command June 22 of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center from Brig Gen. William T. Wolf.

  • Westphal looks ahead to Army of the Future

    Jun 21, 2012

    With significant budget cuts coming over the next several years, the Army has embraced the need to adapt, seeing it as an opportunity to become a stronger, better, more modern and agile force, one that will always be committed to keeping America safe.

  • Westphal visits Chile to help foster inter-military cooperation

    Jun 19, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal recently participated in the 12th U.S. and Chile Defense Consultative Commission in Santiago, Chile, and visited with Chilean Army units throughout the country to expand relationships and increase security cooperation in the hemisphere.

  • Army recognizes top recruiters, career counselors at Pentagon

    Jun 19, 2012

    Six Army sergeants were recognized at the Pentagon, June 19, 2012, for their outstanding service in recruiting and career counseling.

  • Aviation safety: the "big three"

    Jun 19, 2012

    Despite safety successes in recent years, Army aviation accident rates are rising this year and our Army is missing opportunities to prevent these accidents. As of June 14, 2012, we have experienced 13 Class A manned aircraft accidents with nine fatalities. In comparison to 2011's entire year of 15 Class A manned aircraft accidents and 11 fatalities, it becomes clear this year's trend is one we need to reverse. Current accident trends include breakdowns in standards, discipline and maintenance, with human error cited as a contributing factor in every manned aircraft Class A.

  • Happy 237th Birthday to the U.S. Army!!!

    Jun 8, 2012

    Happy 237th Birthday to the U.S. Army!!!

  • On anniversary of D-Day invasion, Army recognizes WWII vets in Nation's Capital

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Army remembered the servicemen who took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, which began 68 years ago, during World War II, at a reception in advance of a traditional Twilight Tattoo ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 6, 2012.

  • Army salutes D-Day vets at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 7, 2012

    Close to three thousand visitors to the Nation's Capital joined the Under Secretary of the Army in saluting World War II veterans on the 68th anniversary of D-Day during a "Twilight Tattoo" at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Field, in Arlington Va.

  • June 6, 2012--"Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day"

    Jun 7, 2012

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

  • 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/

  • Westphal meets those charged with protecting, preserving Army history

    Jun 5, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited the U.S. Army Center of Military History's Museum Support Center Facility to gain situational awareness and view the impressive collection of over 16,000 pieces of American history housed in the state-of-the-art facility.

  • Army Geospatial Center provides eyes in sky for boots on ground

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Geospatial Center to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the contributions of this mission-critical organization.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 1, 2012

    National Safety Month, sponsored by the nonprofit National Safety Council and observed each June, offers Army leaders a prime opportunity to energize their accident prevention efforts and engage with their Soldiers on safety.

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

    Jun 1, 2012

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

  • Army Reserve investing big in Puerto Rico

    Jun 1, 2012

    San Juan, PR- The US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Army Reserve Center at Puerto Nuevo, a neighborhood in the Puerto Rico's capital city, 1 June 2012.

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital astounds with groundbreaking technology and devotion to patient care

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal visits Fort Belvoir Community Hospital to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the mission of this vital organization.

  • Army employees recognized for work with civilian work force

    May 31, 2012

    Two Army civilians and one Army officer were honored at the Pentagon, May 31, 2012, for their efforts to strengthen and streamline the Army's civilian workforce.

  • Army develops lighter, fuel-efficient generator

    May 23, 2012

    Army engineers were recognized for their collaborative efforts with small business to develop a transportable 100 kW generator that is 3,150 pounds lighter than those currently in theater.

  • Westphal welcomes senior Mexican officers to Pentagon

    May 23, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with senior generals in the Mexican Army, Tuesday, at the Pentagon, to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts, build cooperation and foster closer relationships between the two militaries.

  • Safety first for Memorial Day!

    May 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

  • 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 evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

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

  • Army develops generator 1.5 tons lighter than current option

    May 22, 2012

    Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers were recognized for their collaborative efforts with small business to develop a transportable 100 kW generator that is 3,150 pounds lighter than those currently in theater.

  • Army commits to security through renewable energy

    May 22, 2012

    The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, in a bloggers roundtable today, said one of the reasons the Army is committed to one gigawatt of renewable energy is security.

  • Safety first for Memorial Day!

    May 21, 2012

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

  • 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.

  • Westphal presents 50th Pace Award to auditor, G-6 officer

    May 10, 2012

    For the 50th consecutive year, the Pace Award was presented to an Army officer and Army civilian, for their outstanding performance in significant staff assignments that benefit the Army by providing substantial financial savings or technological or military development.

  • POTUS, First Lady speak with Marne community

    May 3, 2012

    The roar of more than 10,000 "Dog Face" Soldiers, Family Members and members of the Marne Division's community rose above the melody of "Hail to the Chief" to announce the arrival of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Fort Stewart, April 27. The event marked the first appearance of a president on Marne Division soil in almost 10 years; President George W. Bush visited the installation in 2003 to present the Presidential Unit Citation to the division for its role in the military campaign in Iraq that ended the reign of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

  • Diverse cultures come together for kickoff event

    May 3, 2012

    Brightly colored leis, paper lanterns and the sound of beating drums greeted patrons of Fort Rucker's Post Exchange Mall April 27 during the kickoff event for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

  • National Asian American/Pacific Islander Month

    May 2, 2012

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month -- a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).

  • 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.

  • Tablet PC to replace paper for Network Integration Evaluation

    May 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command is beginning to replace paper with digital data collection options in preparation for the next Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range this May.

  • Opening night a success

    Apr 30, 2012

    The opening night endorsements for this year's Twilight Tattoo season are in. If an out-of-state visitor or a National Capital Region resident is searching for patriotic entertainment on a Wednesday night this spring or summer, venture to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for an evening of entertainment.

  • Radar capabilities earn technology award

    Apr 30, 2012

    Wide-ranging and expanding radar missions for the armed forces have earned Tobyhanna Army Depot first place in the 2012 Pennsylvania Technology Awards "Best Application of Technology" category.

  • Senior Enterprise Talent Management program opens for Army civilians

    Apr 27, 2012

    Army civilians in the grades of GS-14/15 and equivalent employees, may now begin the self-nomination process for entry into the Army's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program.

  • April 18, 2012 -- Testimony before SASC (Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee)

    Apr 24, 2012

    STATEMENT BY THE HONORABLE JOSEPH W. WESTPHAL UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY / CHIEF MANAGEMENT OFFICER

  • Westphal outlines the Army's financial management and business transformation

    Apr 24, 2012

    Westphal testifies about the Army's financial management and business transformation

  • 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.

  • Panetta, Dempsey say Pentagon feels sequestration's shadow

    Apr 17, 2012

    The shadow of sequestration is being cast over the Defense Department, and members of Congress must act to dissipate it, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.

  • The Army's Future Leaders Explore Future Technology

    Apr 17, 2012

    The Army's future leaders got an inside look at cutting edge research during a visit on April 13 to the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM).

  • Final space shuttle flight observed over Fort McNair

    Apr 17, 2012

    The final hours of flight for the space shuttle Discovery and NASA's space shuttle program took place over historic Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 17, 2012, as thousands of Washingtonians looked up at the clear blue skies of the Nation's Capital.

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

    Apr 17, 2012

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

    Apr 13, 2012

    Westphal discusses Army-to-Army cooperation with Mexican Ambassador

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

    Apr 13, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan, April 13, 2012, at the Pentagon, to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts and regional security issues.

  • Army undersecretary visits TRADOC

    Apr 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command welcomed the undersecretary of the Army to its new home on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 4, 2012.

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