Archive: Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

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  • Army vice, military kids race cars for science

    Aug 30, 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.

  • April 14, 2015-- VCSA_Senior Safety Summit

    Apr 15, 2015

  • Ranger training events draw top Army leaders

    Apr 14, 2015

    The annual Best Ranger Competition brought thousands of people to Fort Benning, April 10-13, to witness the Army's best of the best compete.

  • Sheryl Sandberg: Women, diversity are 'mission critical' in military, workplace

    Apr 10, 2015

    The military can take the lead in breaking down the biases against women and people of diverse backgrounds, to create a stronger force and set the path for the nation.

  • Allyn: Leader development is key to 'win in complex world'

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn addressed the senior U.S. and international military officers and civilian leaders during the Army War College, or USAWC's, Army Leader Day, April 7.

  • Allyn receives update on command operations in Alabama

    Apr 2, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn visited leaders at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, March 30, where he received an update on the command's operations, as well as its research to provide enhanced space and global missile defense capabilities to the warfighter.

  • Allyn: Joint professional military education prepares Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force's premier colleges, March 31.

  • Allyn talks sequestration, readiness at Army Materiel Command

    Mar 30, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn visited Army Material Command headquarters, March 30, where he discussed sequestration and readiness before attending the Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Ala.

  • South Korean President Reaffirms US-ROK Alliance, Vows to Strengthen Defense on Fifth Anniversary of

    Mar 27, 2015

    Republic of Korea President Park, Geun Hye joined bereaved family members, surviving crew members, senior government officials and military officers at the Daejon National Cemetery Mar. 26 on the fifth anniversary of the North Korean attack on the South Korean Navy Pohang-class Corvette Cheonan to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who perished on board and an underwater demolition team Warrant Officer who lost his life during search efforts.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Allyn: Army needs 'predictable, consistent funding to get at readiness'

    Mar 27, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said the $613 billion Overseas Contingency Operations funding does not allow the Army the flexibility required to get at home-station readiness for units that are not deploying.

  • Interoperability improved during annual Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- There may be some truth to the proverbial saying: "time heals all wounds"; but the scars of history are an enduring reminder to prepare for the future.

  • Leaders meet to discuss Bagram security operations

    Mar 26, 2015

    Key leaders met in Bagram District, March 26, with district governor, Abdul Qadusi, to discuss coordination and synchronization efforts for future security operations.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Sequestration would force involuntary separation of combat vets

    Mar 26, 2015

    Dropping the Army's end strength to 450,000 would require the involuntary separation of about 14,000 Soldiers, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, the Army's vice chief of staff, told lawmakers, March 25.

  • Army Europe expands Operation Atlantic Resolve training to Romania, Bulgaria

    Mar 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Soldiers, from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted an early-entry training exercise together with Romanian allies, March 24, to mark the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR, into Romania and Bulgaria.

  • National Guard needs continued investment, generals tell Congress

    Mar 21, 2015

    Continuing to invest in the National Guard to ensure it remains accessible, responsive and capable will provide the nation a force that is proven on the battlefield and in the homeland.

  • Platoon sergeants mentor future platoon leaders

    Mar 18, 2015

    Before the crack of dawn, a group of senior noncommissioned officers with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, piled into a van to begin their road trip from Fort Hood to Austin, Texas.

  • Watch, join the conversation as senior leaders discuss the future of the Army

    Mar 13, 2015

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Senior leaders will discuss the challenges the Army faces and the way ahead for the future force during the upcoming 2015 Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., March 31 to April 2.

  • International ethical training to strengthen alliances

    Mar 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Eric Dean strenghtens international relationships by providing a group of German Christian university students ethical training using the "Just War" theory.

  • Unit sharpens skills, uses interpreters as combat multipliers

    Mar 12, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- The Joint Readiness Training Center here is renowned for its capacity to train rotational training units for combat, humanitarian assistance and other contingency missions. "Bottom line is that we're focused on the infantry brigade combat team and all the enablers we're able to bring to bear," said Lt. Col. Stephen Shrader, Brigade Mission Command senior observer-controller / trainer.

  • Allyn encourages network modernization during visit

    Mar 12, 2015

    From live operational updates on board a C-17 aircraft, to satellite terminals the size of a briefcase, to wireless command posts, new communications technologies will support the Army's "ability to get there faster with a lighter footprint," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • New training system helps defend against ground-fired missiles

    Mar 9, 2015

    Army engineers have developed an advanced system to train aircraft crews to protect aircraft and crewmembers against threats such as shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missiles.

  • Army Warfighter Experiment highlights new technologies

    Mar 9, 2015

    Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment on Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Europe-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train for disaster response

    Mar 8, 2015

    During the exercise Citizen Response 15, Soldiers from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 7th Civil Support Command tested their ability to deploy with other U.S. military services and allied partners in the aftermath of an earthquake.

  • ATEC Commander talks cyber testing at local ITEA Cyber Luncheon

    Mar 6, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, served as this year's keynote speaker at an International Test and Evaluation Association cyber security workshop February 26, 2015, at Water's Edge Events Center in Belcamp.

  • One team one fight One Army School System

    Mar 6, 2015

    Sgt. Christopher Flowers, an active duty Soldier assigned to U.S. Africa Command, was surprised when he found out that he was scheduled to attend an Army Reserve school taught by Army Reserve instructors. The Human Resource Specialist said he was confused because Soldiers in his career field usually attend the Advanced Leader Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. "I was a little afraid at first, you know? 'This don't sound right'," Flowers said he thought to himself.

  • Sustainment and the Army Operating Concept

    Mar 4, 2015

    This Q&A with the commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command highlights how sustainment training and operations will support the future fight.

  • Army transformation and the role of tables of distribution and allowances

    Mar 4, 2015

    Tables of distribution and allowances can be used to experiment with new unit structures and mission sets, leverage emerging technologies, and document unique equipment sets.

  • Synchronizing sustainment efforts in a time of change

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Army G-4 staff is using several approaches to generate focus, synchronize efforts, and make the most efficient use of limited resources.

  • Womens History Month

    Mar 4, 2015

  • Gun Safety Is No Accident

    Mar 3, 2015

    We are Soldiers! From the moment we step off the bus and report in at the reception station, we are introduced to the Army's values and strict standards of discipline. Drill sergeants enforce these standards and capitalize on every opportunity to ensure we're focused, trained and ready to do what the Army requires, to defend this nation if, when and where it may be necessary.

  • Exercise Spartan Pegasus demonstrates joint military partnership

    Feb 26, 2015

    Paratroopers, with U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, performed the largest U.S. airborne mission north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade during Spartan Pegasus 15, Feb. 24.

  • Cav families experience gunnery

    Feb 20, 2015

    The 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a Family Gunnery Day for families to get a better picture of what their Soldiers do in the field Feb. 7 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • STEM education is critical to the nation, RDECOM leader tells chamber

    Feb 20, 2015

    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (Feb. 20, 2015) -- Encouraging young students to pursue careers in science and engineering is vital to national defense and the economy, a U.S. Army leader told about 100 people at the Harford County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 19.

  • USAMRMC Wins Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Office of Research and Technology Applications, or Medical Technology Transfer Office, will receive recognition for the successful technology transfer of the ArmedXpertâ„¢ DNA deconvolution software.

  • SHARP Summit: Changing culture difficult, panel says

    Feb 19, 2015

    Changing the culture is the toughest job that Army leaders will have in combating sexual violence, a civilian panel told service leaders, Feb. 18.

  • Feb. 17, 2015-- VCSA_Dawson and Adams Distinguished Service Cross

    Feb 18, 2015

    Feb. 17, 2015-- VCSA_Dawson and Adams Distinguished Service Cross

  • STEM: Robotics competition brings engineering to life

    Feb 18, 2015

    As part of USACE's strategy to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives the Louisville District became involved with judging VEX Robotics competitions--the fastest growing STEM game in the world.

  • SHARP Summit 2015: Army news and information

    Feb 18, 2015

    The 8th I. A.M. Strong Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Summit, Feb. 18-19, 2015.

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.