Archive: Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

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  • Allyn: Soldiers bring talent, ethics to private workforce

    Oct 7, 2015

    During the next six to eight years, the Army will draw down by some 250,000 Soldiers. Continued sequestration will mean an additional 15,000 Soldiers could also be involuntarily separated.

  • 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, and 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.

  • Army Reserve command in Europe re-named 7th Mission Support Command

    Sep 30, 2015

    The Army Reserve's only forward-stationed command in Europe changed its name, Oct. 1.

  • 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.

  • VCSA speaks to JAG Corps--The Army Profession Guardians

    Sep 20, 2015

    VCSA emphasizes. the importance of Judge Advocates as guardians of the Army profession

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

    Sep 17, 2015

  • 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.

  • Vice chief, supporters honor wounded vets on Ride 2 Recovery

    Sep 12, 2015

    In 2012, Stefan LeRoy, a cavalry scout with the 82nd Airborne Division, stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan while carrying a fellow Soldier who was injured. LeRoy's world had just been turned upside-down. In that instant, he became a double-amputee, losing one leg above the knee and the other just below the knee.

  • 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.

  • National program provides employment for wounded warriors

    Sep 10, 2015

    From the war zone to the workplace, the nation's wounded warriors are ready to serve. They did so, first, on the battlefield, where they suffered the physical or mental damage caused by war. Now, they are looking for ways to serve their nation in the workforce.

  • 'Gold Star Mothers' become bedrocks of support for survivors of the fallen

    Sep 9, 2015

    "It's supposed to be your children burying you, not the other way around," said Brenda Cox, of Killeen, Texas. Cox is part of unique group of parents who share the enormous burden of losing their child. She became a "Gold Star Mother" when the Army presented her with a Gold Star lapel button after the loss of her son, Pfc. Richard Allen DeWater, in 2009.

  • Innovative engineering approach sets precedent for Multi-Mission Launcher program

    Sep 9, 2015

    Army engineers are discovering ways to work smarter, not harder at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center through the use of modeling.

  • Tobyhanna deputy commander receives Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal

    Sep 8, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack presented the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal to Frank W. Zardecki in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the nation and to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania while serving as the deputy commander of Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Swift Response 15: Live Fire challenges Allied platoons, squads

    Sep 3, 2015

    Swift Response 15 is the U.S. Army's largest combined airborne training event in Europe since the end of the Cold War. It included nearly 5,000 service members from 11 NATO nations.

  • Fort Leonard Wood observes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 3, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood joins the Army in observing September as Suicide Prevention Month.

  • National Preparedness Month Guidance

    Sep 3, 2015

  • 25ID Soldiers First in Army to Earn EIB under New Standards

    Sep 2, 2015

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Young or old, enlisted or officer, vast experience or first duty station, during their careers, most infantry Soldiers will accept the challenge and attempt to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB).

  • Swift Response 15 brings unique training operating environment to Allied participants

    Sep 1, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany- The Operational Environment (OE) has taken a new form at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here for exercise Swift Response 15. Army Europe is leading a training exercise built around a multinational airborne joint forcible entry operation spanning four European nations and ends with a unique training event known as a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) that was led by the German Bundeswehr and U.S. Army Soldiers.

  • 3rd ESC sustains Swift Response

    Sep 1, 2015

    Soldiers with the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command deployed to Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany to support XVIII Airborne Corps during the largest combined airborne training exercise on the continent in decades.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • MICC small business outreach

    Aug 26, 2015

  • A new vehicle for savings

    Aug 26, 2015

    PEO MS and Letterkenny Depot partner on improving radar platforms, and create process standards that align with Better Buying Power initiatives on enduring competition while rapidly fielding equipment to the warfighter and sustaining the organic industrial base. This article was first published in the July - September issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Senior leaders build foundation for African Horizons

    Aug 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Africa Commander Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams hosted a training and leader development conference and senior leader strategy and orientation session in Vicenza, Italy, Aug. 17-20.

  • Army Chief of Staff Attends Ranger School Graduation

    Aug 26, 2015

  • Celebrating Women's Equality Day

    Aug 26, 2015

    Ninety-five years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, signaling a momentous commitment to equal rights for all Americans. As we acknowledge women's struggles and celebrate their right to vote, we also recognize women in the Army for their tremendous contributions and relentless spirit in helping to keep this nation free.

  • SHARP summit attendees explore harsh realities of sexual misconduct

    Aug 26, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 26) -- From start to finish, the inaugural CASCOM-Fort Lee SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Awareness and Reporting Program) Summit at the Army Logistics University here Friday was an unfiltered and frequently harsh look at sexual misconduct in the military.

  • Senior NCO says passion, discipline leads Soldiers to top

    Aug 24, 2015

    The pinnacle of success is exemplified in many different ways across different professions. For some, the measure of success in the enlisted Army profession comes at the achievement of earning the rank of command sergeant major.

  • 173rd Airborne leads three-nation parachute assaults in Bulgaria

    Aug 24, 2015

    AVIANO AIRBASE, Italy -- Over 400 paratroopers from 12 NATO countries conducted simultaneous parachute assaults into Balchik and Tenevo Airfields in Bulgaria Aug. 24, 2015 led by the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to start Exercise Swift Response 15.

  • All cannon military occupational specialties could soon open to females

    Aug 21, 2015

    Army leadership has recommended that field artillery military occupational specialties, or MOSs, 13B (cannon crewmember) and 13D (automated tactical data systems specialist) be open to women, the Army's chief of field artillery said.

  • Army Command Post Wi-Fi demo in Hawaii supports expeditionary comms

    Aug 20, 2015

    Just like most American homes are shedding cables in favor of wireless technologies, the Army too is in the process of introducing Wi-Fi and 4G LTE to its command posts to improve the agility of its forces.

  • Bugle calls have long history, still have observed purpose on Fort Knox

    Aug 20, 2015

    Bugle calls still have a purpose, and some of them still need to be observed. In the days before portable alarm clocks and electronic wake-up services, Soldiers depended on a system of bugle calls to let them know about what time of the day it was. Think of it as a grandfather clock chime--but with an event tied to each call. And even though today we have texting, emails and cell phones--bugle calls still have their places. To understand "why" we still use them, it is helpful to understand how they were used in the first place.

  • Acting Army undersecretary visits Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Aug 18, 2015

    The Army's second highest ranking civilian official met with Soldiers and civilians from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 18.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground's Unique Mission

    Aug 18, 2015

    Acting Under Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning learns about the unique missions of the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) and CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity, or CARA, during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area.

  • CASA members hold regional conference in the Quad Cities

    Aug 14, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Fifteen Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army visited the Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal for the first Central Region Conference, August 11 - 12.

  • Abrams takes charge of FORSCOM as Milley departs to become 39th Army Chief of Staff

    Aug 10, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 10, Monday, as his predecessor, Gen. Mark A. Milley, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to become the 39th chief of staff of the Army.

  • Army vice, military kids race cars for science

    Jul 31, 2015

    Military kids got some face time with the Army's vice chief of staff last week during a science experiment using toy cars that was meant to broaden their understanding of collisions, speed, angles, slopes, kinetic energy and potential energy.

  • Building readiness and expeditionary responsiveness of divisions and corps

    Jul 30, 2015

    We will build readiness in our tactical formations by better leveraging Materiel Management and Distribution Management capabilities in our sustainment units. Recent changes to home-station alignments involving Expeditionary Sustainment Commands and Sustainment Brigades offer an opportunity to dramatically improve delivery of sustainment effects at the division and corps levels.

  • ROK, US Patriot crews seal gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 24, 2015

    Air defenders from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems July 13-16 at Jungwon Air Base, South Korea. This is the second time the two countries have conducted this type of exercise.

  • US, Moldovan signaleers build communications interoperability

    Jul 24, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Moldovan army, conducted communications training here as part of Exercise Common Effort 15, July 20-22.

  • Joint training exercise validates unit for CRF

    Jul 24, 2015

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were validated as a Contingency Response Force during a joint training exercise with the 30th Arial Support Squadron, out of Niagara Falls, N.Y., July 21, 2015, at Hickam Airfield.

  • US, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

    Jul 23, 2015

    Under the hot Ukrainian sun, Soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 21.

  • Not In My Squad: Fort Leonard Wood Soldier of the Year perspective

    Jul 23, 2015

    Service members, leaders, civilians, Families and teammates: Below is a perspective from Fort Leonard Wood's Soldier of the Year, Spc. Elliot Whitehead, concerning Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey's initiative to empower young leaders to know and care for those they lead.

  • Russia greatest threat to US, Milley tells lawmakers

    Jul 21, 2015

    "Russia is the only country on Earth that retains a nuclear capability to destroy the United States, so it's an existential threat," said Gen. Mark A. Milley, in response to a senator's question on the biggest military threat to the United States.

  • Leaders Are Best When They Connect With Employees

    Jul 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Time is often considered a leader's most valuable asset. There's never enough of it, someone always wants it and it is fleeting when it's most needed. So, it goes without saying that time management is essential to effective leadership. But, for one of the Aviation and Missile Command's long-time leaders, time takes on a whole different dimension when a leader uses it to move an organization and its employees forward.

  • Army leaders: Operating concept can be brought to life by enabling mission command

    Jul 16, 2015

    During the Association of the United States Army's latest "network hot topic" series last week, in Arlington, Virginia, Department of Defense and industry leaders shared their focus on the Army's Operating Concept and how enabling mission command in a Joint and coalition environment is bringing its principles to life.

  • July 09, 2015--VCSA's remarks at AUSA ILW Hot Topic Army Networks

    Jul 9, 2015

  • Army Reserve Soldier hits bull's-eye during Interservice Rifle Championship

    Jul 9, 2015

    A Soldier with the Army Reserve took top honors at the 54th annual Interservice Rifle Team Championship. Cpt. Samuel Freeman, who earned the title of overall individual winner, and also took home the Lt. Col. C.A. Reynolds Memorial trophy, credits his success to an ability to train at a high levels during a short periods of time

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces force structure decisions

    Jul 9, 2015

    Today, the Department of the Army announced force structure decisions affecting the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC).

  • Allyn stresses 'Soldier empowerment' as Army moves toward global land power network

    Jul 9, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn opened the fifth Association of the United States Army "Hot Topic" symposium of the year, June 9, by emphasizing the importance of leadership development, mission command and Soldier empowerment from the bottom up.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • Family, faith, focus, resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

    Jul 7, 2015

    "I remember my boss telling me and looking excited, he said 'Jeremy, it's a great day to be an American!" said Maj. Jeremy Haynes, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, to the packed Fitch Auditorium at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 24. "What have you done for your country today, and before you open your mouth, drop and give me 10 push ups,' and that was the kind of guy Maj. Gen. [Harold] Greene was. He was filled with humor."

  • Reservist Leadership, Capabilities Benefited Army in Two Ways

    Jul 7, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When it comes to the nation's "citizen Soldiers," the skills and capabilities developed during the work week in a civilian career can turn into a substantial benefit for the Army on the weekends.

  • Infantry division participates in Exercise Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 29, 2015

    After nearly a month of training, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the regionally-aligned brigade to Europe, used all of its knowledge gained from previous training and exercises to execute a combined arms live-fire exercise in Germany, June 25.

  • Division takes lead of command in Iraq

    Jun 29, 2015

    The 82nd Airborne Division took command of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Iraq, from the 1st Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, June 28.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade tests new heavy equipment drop zone in northern Italy

    Jun 26, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a demonstration of the brigade's airdrop capabilities by parachuting a military Humvee from a U.S. Air Force C-130 for Italian civic and military leaders at Frida IV Drop Zone near Dandalo, Italy, June 25.

  • AMCOM, partners take home big wins for value engineering

    Jun 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Aviation and Missile Command is a big winner this year in the Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards.

  • Allyn visits PEO Soldier, urges lightening Soldier load

    Jun 25, 2015

    Program Executive Office Soldier showed Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn how it is providing Soldiers with more lethal weapons, better protective gear and more capable equipment while also looking for ways to lighten Soldier load during his visit there, June 23.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • Trauma registry yields significant increase in traumatic injury survival rates

    Jun 23, 2015

    Trauma care, within the Department of Defense, is a continuous and enduring mission in peacetime or wartime. Recent improvements in the delivery of trauma care in-theater have resulted in a case fatality rate of less than 10 percent.

  • West Point cadets join Cav unit in test of will

    Jun 19, 2015

    For many college students, the opportunity to spend time shadowing those who do the jobs they hope to hold upon graduation is a chance not to be missed.

  • Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!

    Jun 12, 2015

    Two hundred forty years ago on June 14, 1775, America's Army was founded when our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape and win against our adversaries.

  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College graduates 1100

    Jun 12, 2015

    More than 1100 officers graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course here today. The graduating class includes mid-career officers from all American armed forces as well as 69 international officers and 16 federal government civilian employees from other agencies. The graduation ceremony is at the post's Lewis and Clark Center.

  • Gen. Allyn addresses AWC students

    Jun 12, 2015

    Gen. Daniel Allyn, 35th vice chief of staff of the United States Army, addresses students at Air University's Air War College on March 31, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox/Released)

  • June 11, 2015--VCSA's remarks at 240th Army Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony

    Jun 11, 2015

  • Change of Command at JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Jun 10, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker assumed command of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQNCR/MDW) from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan during a Change of Command ceremony inside Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall's (JBM-HH) Conmy Hall, Arlington, Va., June 9, 2015.

  • USACRC releases expanded crew endurance guide

    Jun 10, 2015

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure. It's an apt descriptor for a Soldier, especially in today's harried world. Endurance is a necessity for everything Soldiers do.

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps experts on cutting edge of limb-loss care

    Jun 5, 2015

    Approximately 100 medical experts from the DoD and VA attended the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21. Leading experts and health care professionals of these two federal healthcare systems joined in a collective effort to share information and collaborate on how to best care for service members and veterans who have sustained limb-loss or other traumatic injury.

  • "Iron Brigade" Expeditionary Training

    Jun 4, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Shortly following the alert message, the team assembled and began the exercise. Members of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a deployment readiness exercise, 28-29 May, 2015.

  • Educators jump with Golden Knights-offers opportunity to spend time with Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2015

    The opportunity to interact with Soldiers, like those represented by the Golden Knights, gives members of communities not located near Army installations a chance to see who a Soldier really is. It also gives them a chance to hear from that Soldier on why they are Soldiers, and what it is he or she really does. Cadet Command's 7th Brigade hosted the U.S. Army Golden Knights May 27-29 on Fort Knox's Brooks Parade Field. This opportunity gave community, leaders and educators associated the 7th Brigade area a chance to spend quality time with Army Soldiers.

  • 80th Training Command's carpentry, masonry course builds solid foundation for soldiers

    Jun 3, 2015

    It's a rainy May day in New Jersey and Master Sgt. Darrell McAllister, course manager of the 80th Training Command's carpentry and masonry course at Fort Dix, is quizzing his class of more than a dozen soldiers on the specifics of pouring concrete as he leads them in impromptu push-ups. As his students will soon discover, succeeding in the field of carpentry and masonry will require both mental acuity and physical toughness, something for which McAllister is now cleverly preparing them. By the end of the two-week course, soldiers will have learned the basics of construction, from how to properly utilize shop tools and the raw tools around them to accomplish the mission to mixing mortar into concrete and laying a concrete slab.

  • June 03, 2015--VCSA's remarks at Medal of Honor Ceremony for Sgt. Shemin and Sgt. Johnson

    Jun 3, 2015

  • U.S. Army Publishes Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy

    Jun 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army has published and released its strategic roadmap to future energy security and sustainability.

  • Powerful typhoon does not deter Task Force Talon

    May 27, 2015

    For Soldiers, defending the skies over Guam, those same skies recently became the enemy as Typhoon Dolphin pounded the island of Guam, May 15, with sustained 100 mph winds and gusts of up to 125 mph.

  • Joint amphibian training improves unit readiness

    May 26, 2015

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- As part of 25th Infantry Division's Contingency Response Force (CRF) mission Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, demonstrated their ability to rapidly deploy in a moment notice by conducting a joint amphibian training exercise with the Navy and the Marines on May 21 at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

  • Allyn: Ebola work of Army medical researchers saved lives

    May 22, 2015

    Army medical researchers have made remarkable strides in protecting Soldiers and populations around the globe, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, citing a promising vaccine under development for Ebola.

  • "BIPASS" the ER waiting room? Yes!!!

    May 20, 2015

    The Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows some incoming ER patients to bypass the ER waiting room by instantly booking an appointment with a primary care physician instead. Real-time primary care appointment availability can now be viewed on a large-screen display located outside the Emergency Room, on another display for those waiting to be seen inside the ER waiting room, and it's even available online from the GLWACH website for all of GLWACH's TRICARE beneficiaries to use. When cancellations occur, they appear as available appointments almost immediately--within two minutes--on BIPASS. "The BIPASS webpage is the most visited page on our website," said Randall W. Moore II, GLWACH's ER assistant chief.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge safety workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 19, 2015

    Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army, advised leaders to create a safety culture in their formations. The summit was hosted by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, April 12-17 at Alexandria, Va., its safety workforce training and professional development.

  • May 11, 2015--VCSA's remarks at VMI Joint Commissioning Ceremony

    May 19, 2015

  • TRADOC Reserve Instructor of the Year credits mentorship for his success

    May 18, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. --- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, commander 80th Training Command, cited Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto's dedication, professionalism, and selfless service as he presented the Intelligence Analyst senior instructor with the 2014 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Reserve Instructor of the Year award during a ceremony here, May 12, 2015. Impressed with Soto's accomplishment, Sgt. Maj. Jose Schneegans, operations sergeant major 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas, remembers a time when then Spc. Soto was a different Soldier. He was sometimes late to Battle Assemblies, his uniform was less than 100 percent and he barely passed the Army Physical Fitness Test. Schneegans, who at the time was a staff sergeant, decided to have what he refers to as a pep talk with the young Soldier. Soto said it was a butt chewing.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers live the Army Values

    May 15, 2015

    Every Soldier takes an oath when they enlist to live by the following seven Army Values: 'Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.'

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

    FORT RUCKER, Alabama -- Captivating them with his candor and wit, the Army's deputy surgeon general challenged the audience of 350 safety and occupational health professionals to continue focusing their efforts on the achievable goal of zero preventable harm within their respective organizations despite any future challenges.

  • Greywolf competes for best scout team

    May 13, 2015

    In every career field, some individuals rise to the top and come to represent the pinnacle of success in that arena. Physicists have Albert Einstein. Chefs have James Beard. And journalists have the likes of Ernie Pyle and Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware. Cavalry scouts are no exception. The consummate cavalry scout is exemplified in the person of Command Sgt. Maj. William "Joe" Gainey, and the consummate cav scout squad is exemplified in the competition that bears his name. Six of Greywolf's own troopers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division competed for the coveted honor at Fort Benning, Georgia, May 4 through 8.

  • Allyn: Readiness, leader development top priorities

    May 13, 2015

    Readiness and leader development are equal priorities as the Army drives to create globally responsive forces in a continually uncertain world, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, May 12.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • 1-68 Armor lieutenants get back to basics

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Lieutenants of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait completed a five-day certification course focused on fundamentals and basics, April 27-May 1.

  • Greywolf Troopers train in 'The Box'

    May 6, 2015

  • Train like we fight: Cav brigade hones skills in realistic scenarios

    May 5, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- A Soldier stares through his windshield to focus on the vehicle in front of him. As he reaches a long, slow turn, he glances at his side view mirror to see a convoy of armored tactical vehicles behind him. He turns his head back to the windshield and an explosion erupts right next to his vehicle. It is a simulated improvised explosive device, placed there to test the Soldiers' ability to react in just such a situation. This is one of many training scenarios these Soldiers will experience in the coming days.

  • Sequestration would mean smallest National Guard since Korean War, Gen. Grass warns

    Apr 30, 2015

    The chief of the National Guard Bureau sounded a warning about the impact of sequestration on the National Guard in testimony to a Senate subcommittee here today.

  • April 29, 2015-- VCSA's remarks at 1st Ranger Awards Ceremony

    Apr 29, 2015

  • Fort Stewart welcomes back the VCSA

    Apr 29, 2015

    Fort Stewart welcomes back the VCSA Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs

  • New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

  • Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Army child, who created a nonprofit for wounded warriors, was selected as Military Child of the Year.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

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    Apr 15, 2015