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  • Guard should retain Apaches, force must stand at 980K, commission says

    Jan 28, 2016

    The National Commission on the Future of the Army, or NCFA, made its recommendations public today at the Hall of States in Washington, D.C. Chief among those recommendations, one of 63 in total, is that the Army National Guard should retain some of the AH-64 Apache helicopters it currently has.

  • 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tri-Signed Letter

    Jan 15, 2015

    Celebrating Martin Luther King Day "Remember, Celebrate, Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!" "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Coalition team makes impact during RIMPAC fire support exercise

    Aug 5, 2014

    A coalition team consisting of militaries from four different countries observed and coordinated surface and air attacks as part of the Rim of the Pacific exercise at Pu'u Ahi, Hawaii, July 25, 2014.

  • General killed in Afghanistan insider attack

    Aug 5, 2014

    An American general was killed Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan, when an individual believed to be a member of the Afghan security forces fired into a group of coalition troops, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.

  • Army hackers attack, protect Army network in preparation for Network Integration Evaluation

    Aug 4, 2014

    As new technologies are introduced into the Army's network, they are evaluated during semi-annual, Soldier-driven operational exercises in the mountains and desert of Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

  • 'See something, say something': Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 4, 2014

    Senior Army Leaders have proclaimed August Antiterrorism Awareness Month. With the slogan "see something, say something," its intent is to increase understanding and vigilance throughout the community while emphasizing the importance of suspicious activity reporting.

  • Carson briefed on 20th CBRNE Command operations

    Jul 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army's second highest ranking civilian official was briefed on the global operations of the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) during a visit Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 29, 2014.

  • Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

    Jul 31, 2014

    Sgt. Thomas Block was honored July 30, 2014, as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be.

  • CSA: Ethical dilemmas pose tough calls for Soldiers

    Jul 30, 2014

    One of the hardest things a Soldier will face in his or her career isn't necessarily the enemy. It might well be telling another Soldier that his or her behavior is ethically or morally wrong, said the Army chief of staff.

  • Army investigators warn public about romance scams

    Jul 30, 2014

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are once again warning internet users worldwide about cyber criminals involved in an online crime that CID has dubbed "the Romance Scam."

  • Protect yourself from new-to-U.S. virus carried by mosquitoes

    Jul 29, 2014

    A virus called "chikungunya" carried by mosquitoes that are common in the continental United States is likely to appear in locations where Soldiers, Army civilians and their families work and live.

  • Reserve medical Soldiers embed with active-duty counterparts for Overseas Deployment Training

    Jul 29, 2014

    A program known as the Overseas Deployment Training, along with Operation Atlantic Resolve, brought U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to Europe to train for three-weeks or more with active-duty units running a variety of training missions.

  • Chaplains remember Vietnam-era chaplains during 239th Anniversary

    Jul 29, 2014

    On July 25, 2014, the Chaplain Corps celebrates its 239th Anniversary by honoring those Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants who served in the Vietnam War.

  • Under Secretary Carson tours CBRNE organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Jul 29, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to learn about the installation's expertise in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives defense.

  • Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency uncases colors for first time

    Jul 28, 2014

    The Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency uncased its colors for the first time on July 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C., symbolically marking its arrival in the Office of the Provost Marshal General.

  • First Soldiers awarded Army Instructor Badge

    Jul 28, 2014

    Seven Soldiers made Army history when they became the first instructors to receive the Army Instructor Badge during a recognition ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia, July 17, 2014.

  • Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

    Jul 28, 2014

    Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

  • First Army's 'Bold Shift' to focus on pre-mob training

    Jul 28, 2014

    In addition to running mobilization sites, First U.S. Army has been given the mission of focusing on pre-mobilization training of the National Guard and Army Reserve.

  • Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

    Jul 28, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, current commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

    Jul 25, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army, and the Fires Center of Excellence's role in it.

  • Industrial base essential to overcome future threats

    Jul 25, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, who serves as principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, discussed America's industrial base at the Association of the U.S. Army's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 24, 2014.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts: Bonds will never be broken

    Jul 24, 2014

    "The value of serving in the unit and in combat resides in the relationships we have with people. It doesn't reside in the medals," said former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts.

  • NCOs support test of improvements that simplify Army's mobile network

    Jul 24, 2014

    Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and other Soldiers in network-equipped vehicles conducted real-world mission threads in harsh desert terrain covering over 1,250 accumulated miles a day to evaluate recent improvements to the Army's high capacity, mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2. Soldier feedback from theater, the Army's Network Integration Evaluations (NIEs) and user juries helped the Army make WIN-T Increment 2 easier to operate and maintain. Among the many system enhancements are drastically reduced startup and shutdown times; a new, easy to use graphical interface; improved and simplified troubleshooting tools and faster, easier calls that extend radio networks.

  • Senior leaders explain Army's drawdown plan

    Jul 24, 2014

    The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said, especially since the strength of the Army is its people and the trust they have in each other.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

    Jul 23, 2014

    Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes July 22, 2014, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler in Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

  • Shrinking Army looking to fill its Reserve Component

    Jul 23, 2014

    The chief of the Army Reserve said his component is having some problems recruiting and retaining Soldiers, and he's looking by name at captains being released early from active duty.

  • MPs 'roughing it' as part of back-to-basics initiative

    Jul 22, 2014

    Students in the Military Police Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, are testing a type of training that is taking the Soldiers back to the basics by incorporating expeditionary operations into their class.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • Crossing home plate to combat silent injuries

    Jul 22, 2014

    In just its fifth year, the "Run to Home Base" continues to grow and help military members who suffer from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • New CT scanner finds diverse, important uses for researchers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Turning a now-standard tool for medical diagnostics and therapeutics to a host of new applications, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate recently acquired a turn-key computed tomography scanner system, known as a CT scanner.

  • Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

    Jul 21, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. Ralph W. Kuethe, 95, was awarded a Silver Star medal in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, July 11, 2014, 70 years after serving in World War II.

  • Army researchers develop Cargo Pocket ISR

    Jul 21, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts, are developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for Soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments.

  • Future Soldiers may wear 3-D printed garments, gear

    Jul 21, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center wear many hats and create many products.

  • Increased SHARP training furthers efforts to combat sexual abuse

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Army is "breaking new ground" in efforts to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in the ranks, according to a top Army official.

  • Distance learning needs re-tooling, captains tell chief

    Jul 18, 2014

    Captains across the Army are telling their chief of staff that distance learning can be a powerful tool, but its be-all-promise may be a stretch, and its method of delivery may need some re-tooling.

  • Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

    Jul 18, 2014

    Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

  • Natick takes shelter ballistic protection to the 'X' level

    Jul 17, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, with help from the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, have developed the Improved Modular Ballistic Protection System.

  • Belvoir pro believes adapting key to military golf future

    Jul 17, 2014

    PGA professional Steve Greiner credits the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Wounded Warrior Golf Program for helping keep golf on the map at Fort Belvoir Golf Club, in Virginia.

  • TACOM supports Army divers with equipment fielding

    Jul 17, 2014

    Imagine spending your days diving below the surface, donned in full scuba gear, and ready to patch damaged watercraft hulls, salvage sunken equipment or patrol the waters. Not your average day at the office.

  • CSA learns about efficiency, resiliency efforts at Fort Stewart

    Jul 16, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spent July 14, 2014, checking the pulse of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, in Georgia.

  • Natick improves understanding with 3-D printed models

    Jul 15, 2014

    Welcome to Steve Smith's world. It's a place where big is small, small is big and anything is possible.

  • Mission command challenging in peacetime, captains advise CSA

    Jul 15, 2014

    "War is Hell," Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, but during the inter-war periods, practicing mission command can be nearly as infernal, a group of captains told the Army chief of staff.

  • Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA

    Jul 14, 2014

    Soldiers are over-reliant on technology and this results in disengagement at the human level, Capt. Heather Schmitt told Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno during Solarium 2014.

  • New Jersey Guard hosting unique OCS for Albanians

    Jul 14, 2014

    Twenty-four Albanian Soldiers are currently in New Jersey training at a first-of-its-kind officer candidate school conducted by the National Guard, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

  • Army mariners, aviators conduct medical, logistics ops with New Zealand navy

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and the 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment, joined their 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Navy and New Zealand Navy comrades during operations designed to strengthen working relationships July 10-11, 2014, as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Army enterprise apps must move to core data centers

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Army is looking to save money by eliminating enterprise applications that are obsolete or redundant, as well as closing data centers to produce greater efficiencies.

  • Surgeon General hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Jul 10, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the first Army Medicine Virtual Town Hall on Facebook, July 9, 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers explores public-private partnerships

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the possibility of partnering with the private sector for projects in America's waterways and ports.

  • CARA validates heavy expeditionary laboratory

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army activity that analyzes and remediates Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive threats validated its heavy expeditionary laboratory capability at Fort Irwin, California, during Exercise Atropian Phoenix.

  • Security Assistance Command delivers bridges to Nepal for humanitarian assistance

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command delivered four Acrow Roadway Bridges to the country of Nepal through its Foreign Military Sales program. The bridges are in preparation to support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief within their region.

  • Senior leader messages on the 150th Anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery

    May 12, 2014

  • Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 23, 2013

    Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full voting rights. This 1920 amendment is a testament to the courage and tenacity of the women who challenge our Nation to live up to its founding principles. Their legacy continues to inspire us to strive for liberty and equality for all Americans.

  • Operation Watershed: USACE's Mississippi River Flood Fight

    May 24, 2011

    What is it' Our nation has been experiencing historic flood levels throughout the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their tributaries that continue to threaten the lives and property of millions of people and waterborne commerce. Operation Watershed is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) front line flood fight along with their partners in managing an entire system of reservoirs and control structures to mitigate flooding impacts mitigate flooding impacts . At the center of this effort is the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) Project, an integrated system of locks, dams, levees, floodways and spillways managed by USACE. This system, designed to protect 4 million people, is being tested like never before.

  • The Network Integration Evaluations

    May 22, 2011

    The Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) is the first in a series of semi-annual evaluations designed to integrate and mature the Army's tactical network and is a key element of the Army's emerging Network Strategy. The exercise is a six week event conducted in June and July 2011 and will involve all 3,800 Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. Its primary purpose is to conduct parallel Limited User Tests of several Army programs of record. A secondary purpose is to less formally evaluate developmental and emerging network capabilities. The exercise will also assess non-networked capabilities. The 2011 exercise is the first of this type of combined test and evaluation and demonstrates the Army's holistic focus to integrate network components simultaneously in one operational venue.

  • Army National Guard Operation Phalanx

    May 19, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army National Guard (ARNG) established Operation Phalanx in July 2010, based on an Executive Order from President Obama authorizing up to 1200 Soldiers and Airmen along the 1,933-mile southwest border in support of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. Operation Phalanx is the successor operation to Operation Jump Start, which was declared by former President Bush authorizing up to 6,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 2006 through 2008. Operation Phalanx, scheduled to end in June 2011, provides support primarily from the Southwest Border States of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

  • Army Chief of Staff's Retiree Council

    May 18, 2011

    What is it' The Army Chief of Staff's (CSA) Retiree Council is made up of 14 retired Soldiers who are nominated by their installation retiree councils, approved by the CSA, and serve four-year terms, representing more than a million retired Soldiers, surviving spouses and family members worldwide. These retired Soldiers are recalled to active duty annually for a meeting. At the meeting, DoD and Army leaders brief their program/ms, address retiree concerns and ask for the continued support of retired Soldiers and families. Armed with this knowledge and their research before the meeting, the Council addresses retiree issues submitted by installation councils. At the close of the meeting, the Council co-chairs, meet with the CSA to report the council's recommendations on these issues and to reinforce retired Soldiers' and spouses' continued support for the Army.

  • The OH-58F Kiowa Warrior

    May 17, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The OH-58F is the planned upgrade of the OH-58D and will provide leap-ahead technology and increased capability through the implementation of a Cockpit and Sensor Upgrade Program (CASUP) which includes: advanced nose mounted sensor, improved cockpit control hardware and software for enhanced situational awareness, three full color multi-function displays, dual-redundant digital engine controller for enhanced engine safety, digital inter-cockpit communications, digital HELLFIRE future upgrades, Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) upgrades, and a redesigned aircraft wiring harness. The FOX model will also integrate Level 2 Manned Unmanned Teaming, Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), Health and Usage Monitoring (HUMS), and enhanced weapons functionality via 1760 digital interface.

  • BRAC 2005 Recommended Relocation of U.S. Army Materiel Command

    May 16, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> On July 17, 2011 Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command will complete its Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) directed transfer from Fort Belvoir, Va. to Redstone Arsenal, Ala. This marks the end of AMC's nearly 50-year presence in the National Capital Region. AMC set the conditions for success years ago, ensuring this move is transparent to its customers and stakeholders. Although HQ AMC is leaving the NCR, the command will continue to conduct global operations ensuring continuous, uninterrupted support to Army, Joint, Department of Defense, multinational, and interagency partners.

  • The United States Army Exchange Program with People's Liberation Army of China

    May 13, 2011

    In 2009, the United States Army established a four-part exchange program with the People's Liberation Army of China designed to enhance the relationship between the two armies. The four exchanges include functional, cultural, mid-level officer, and a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise.

  • The 2011 Army Commemorative Coins

    May 12, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The 2011 Army Commemorative Coins consist of a five dollar gold coin, a silver dollar, and a copper-clad half dollar that the U.S. Mint is offering during CY 2011 only. The three different commemoratives are the first and only coins in American history to afford unique public recognition of the United States Army and the service and sacrifice of American Soldiers, past and present. The respective themes of the coins are "Army Service in War," "Modern Army Service," and "Service in Peace," and symbolically, the design of each distinct coin celebrates the storied history and traditions of the U.S. Army from the colonial period to the present.

  • National Military Appreciation Month

    May 11, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> National Military Appreciation Month started as a simple idea; to gather America around its military family to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served and those now serving and to know the history behind it all. Subsequent formal legislation informs our Soldiers and their service counterparts that their country has set aside an entire month to honor, remember and appreciate them.

  • Army Initiates Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Improvements

    May 10, 2011

    <b>What it is' </b> The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have generated over the past ten years a significant number of Soldiers with multiple and complex medical conditions that require a disability evaluation.

  • The Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy

    May 10, 2011

    The Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy establishes the foundation for our operational concepts and strategies required for us to remain an enduring operational force. Prior to September 11, 2001, the Army Reserve served as the Army's strategic force used primarily in the event of large scale conventional war. Since Army operations began in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army Reserve has repeatedly mobilized key capabilities as an operational force in support of Army missions. As conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan resolve, the Army Reserve must focus on retaining its operational experience and culture gained over the past decade of conflict. The Army Reserve 2020 Vision and Strategy is the primary document for focusing this effort.

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 6, 2011

    The month of May is Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month - a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The "Asian Pacific Islander" designation encompasses over 50 ethnic or language groups. The observance originated in a congressional bill in 1977 by Representatives Frank Horton and Norman Y. Mineta. They introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first 10 days of May as Asian/Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, Senators Daniel Inouya and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed in 1978. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers were Chinese immigrants.

  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    May 5, 2011

    On May 6, 2011, Army leaders will express their gratitude to Army spouses for their support of Soldiers. The theme of Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2011 is "Celebrating Military Spouses: Team Members in the Army's Success."

  • U.S. Army South and Peacekeeping Operations - Americas

    May 4, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Peacekeeping Operations-Americas (PKO-A) is the Army's primary peacekeeping training event in the Central and South American region. The exercise provides a forum for militaries of the region, civilian agencies, non-governmental organizations and inter-governmental organizations to build valuable professional relationships, promote alliances and regional relations, and reinforce security cooperation through professional development engagements, junior and senior leadership seminars, a battalion staff exercise and a capstone Command Post Exercise (CPX).

  • Mental Health

    May 3, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Medicine is committed to strengthening psychological resilience and improving the behavioral health of our Soldiers and their families. Overall, the total Army rate of Soldiers with a behavioral health diagnosis is consistent with that of the general U.S. population, at 5.9 percent vs 6 percent. However, the ongoing wars are having considerable impact on the population at large with higher rates within our wounded warrior population. The Army Medical Department offers an extensive array of behavioral health services to address the strain on Soldiers and families who have experienced multiple deployments and other demands of military life during this period of increased operational tempo.

  • New Brigade Combat Team Counterinsurgency Seminars

    May 2, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Counterinsurgency Center begins conducting pre-deployment counterinsurgency (COIN) training in May, 2011 for Brigade Combat Team leaders. The focus of the seminar is to ground units in counterinsurgency, operational environment, and the theater campaign plan to prepare them to conduct counterinsurgency in full spectrum operations in the Afghan and Iraq theaters.

  • Medal of Honor Posthumously Awarded to Two Korean War Soldiers

    May 1, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. Since the medal's creation in 1862, there have been more than 3,400 recipients; more than 2,400 of those were Soldiers.

  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Apr 28, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Army has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration in support of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, providing a venue to dispose of unused prescription drugs. This is an opportunity to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs, particularly controlled substances, from their medicine cabinets.

  • 20th Support Command (CBRNE)

    Apr 27, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The 20th Support Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the DOD's most comprehensive asset dedicated to combating chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive threats. With more than 4,000 military and civilian employees dispersed across 23 installations in 19 states it has personnel trained in more than 90 occupational specialties. It can function as a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters and contains: CBRN and Explosive Ordnance Disposal units, Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordination Elements, Nuclear Disablement Teams, Joint Operations Support-CBRNE, command and control capabilities and specialized chemical and biological laboratories throughout the U.S., all working with a full-time focus to counter and defeat CBRNE and explosive hazards threats.

  • Army National Guard Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Task Force

    Apr 26, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army National Guard (ARNG) established a Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) Task Force to synchronize ARNG health promotion and risk reduction efforts, including procedures to review, assess, and manage Task Action Plans (TAPs) developed in conjunction with the Army's Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Council (HP&RRC).

  • Army Regulation 525-29: Army Force Generation

    Apr 25, 2011

    <b> What is it' </b> In 2006, the Secretary of the Army approved Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) as the Army's core process for generating forces in support of Combatant Commanders and other Army requirements. ARFORGEN provides a continuous supply of forces to the warfighter, builds readiness and strategic depth, and sustains the all volunteer force.

  • New Army PT Tests: Army Physical Readiness Test, Army Combat Readiness Test

    Apr 24, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Since 1980, the U.S. Army has assessed a Soldier's physical ability through the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Commonly known as the "PT Test," Soldiers are required to complete three events; two-minutes of pushups, two-minutes of sit-ups, and a two-mile run. Together, these events lack the ability to adequately measure components of muscular strength, endurance, or mobility needed for success on today's battlefield.

  • U.S. Army in Europe Transformation

    Apr 21, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Department of Defense, in coordination with the Department of the Army, announced on April 8, 2011 that U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) will be comprised of three Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) as well as V Corps, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, 5th Signal Command, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and other key enabling units. This mix of BCTs, combined with other capability enhancements, will re-balance U.S. force posture in Europe to be more capable, more effective, and better aligned with current and future security challenges. Those challenges include USAREUR's unique role in leading the ground effort in building allied and partner nations' capacity in support of global requirements.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Apr 20, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Celebrating its golden anniversary, April 21, 2011, Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) ensures aviation readiness through, overhaul, repair, modification, recapitalization, retrofit, testing and modernization of helicopters, engines and components for UH-60, CH-47, AH-64, and OH-58. The depot's mission is to return Army rotary wing aircraft and components to the fight with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, and in the shortest amount of time; to support the Army's accident investigation processes with subject matter expertise and reliable laboratory analysis anywhere in the world; when required, assess, evaluate, and repair forward deployed aircraft and components anywhere in the world, to include depot forward capabilities as required; and to support Active, Reserve and National Guard maintenance skill development with hands-on experience.


    Apr 19, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> ORION is a ecosystem of private, protected web-enabled professional forums for senior leaders in the Army's generating force. This initiative leverages the benefits of collaborative technologies in support of our senior leader forums and decision making processes. Developed within milSuite , a collection of secure online tools that promote workforce collaboration across the Department of Defense, <a href="" target="_blank">ORION</a> provides a common, virtual workspace for leaders to interact on decisions, create and access shared documents, and share ideas around core activities and emerging initiatives. ORION provides the ability to establish private sub-communities, where members of varied synchronization and governance forums, staff groups, special task forces or tiger teams can easily connect and collaborate within their team space, and as applicable, horizontally across organizational boundaries.

  • The 2011 Joint Services Power Expo

    Apr 18, 2011

    <b>The 2011 Joint Services Power Expo</b> <b>What is it' </b> The Joint Services Power Expo brings together warfighters, decision-makers and technical experts from across the Joint Services and other government agencies, so they may interact with experts from industry and academia to identify current solutions and to develop short-term solutions for the warfighter's portable power needs.

  • Army Aviation Aim Point

    Apr 17, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Aviation Aim Point is the term used to describe the Army Aviation Enterprise's focus for modernization in the years beyond 2020.

  • MUSIC Exercise

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Manned Unmanned Systems Integration Capabilities Exercise is made possible due to nearly five years of strategic planning by DoD and Army leaders, engineers, and warfighters building the Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) "Interoperability" systems. The Army's Project Manager (PM) Unmanned Aircraft Systems, PM Apache and PM Armed Scout Helicopter will converge to conduct the first of its kind "hybrid" aviation exercise. Manned aircraft anticipated to take part are the Apache Block II/III and the Kiowa OH 58-D/F as well as the unmanned aircraft Raven, Puma, Shadow, Hunter and Gray Eagle. This event will allow aviation project manager's to put their aircraft and equipment through scripted scenario/situational rigors of combat thus proving out the systems.

  • Logistics Information Warehouse

    Apr 13, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW) is the Army's single, authoritative location for all Army materiel stakeholders to access materiel data. LIW facilitates the integration of legacy systems data with emerging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) data to provide critical strategic business analytics and business intelligence for today's logistics leaders. It maintains a data repository and data sourcing solution for logistics information drawn from authoritative sources that enable materiel management in support of Army Force Generation and the Army's Equipping Strategy. This strategy supports the chief of staff's vision of a joint-capable logistics community that maintains a domain-wide visibility of requirements and capabilities to sustain current operations and enables the transformation necessary to support future requirements.

  • Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Apr 12, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Materiel Command's (AMC) designation as Lead Materiel Integrator (LMI) heralds a new method of operating the Army's materiel distribution and redistribution processes by appointing a single manager to ensure that Soldiers have the right equipment at the right time to accomplish their missions.

  • Reflections of Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

    Apr 12, 2011

    Over the past four years, I have watched our men and women in action in the most demanding combat environments and on training grounds around the world. I couldn't be prouder of their courage, their resilience, and their commitment to the values and ideals that make this country and this Army great. Their willingness to sacrifice to build a better future for others and to preserve our way of life is a great strength of this Nation. They epitomize what is best about America. I am extremely proud to have led that Army.

  • General George W. Casey Jr. Retirement Remarks as Delivered Monday, April 11, 2011

    Apr 11, 2011

    Good morning ... thanks for coming out, and thank you all for your patience with the changes of the last week but, more importantly, thank you for your outpouring of support as we have wrestled with Jackson's loss. Your support is the only thing that has made this tragedy somewhat bearable. So, thank you all very much.

  • The Army's Lean Six Sigma Program

    Apr 10, 2011

    <b> What is it' </b> Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a vital part of today's business environment. It attacks inefficiencies - waste caused by defects and eliminates non value-added flow of information or materials, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing. With Lean Six Sigma proven techniques, Army managers have the skills to find, fix and finalize efficiencies to save time and money and improve our nation's ready forces at best value.

  • Army Diversity Roadmap

    Apr 7, 2011

    b>What is it'</b> The purpose of the Army Diversity Roadmap strategic guidance document is to develop and implement a strategy that contributes to mission readiness while transforming and sustaining the Army as a national leader in diversity. This initiative will help the Army prepare for a changing America and the cultural and other differences that impact the Army's global capabilities.

  • Military Occupational Specialty 51C, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Contracting Noncommissio

    Apr 6, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (AL&T) Contracting Noncommissioned Officer (NCO), is a highly critical career field established in December 2006 to meet the Army's continuously increasing need for contingency contracting officers in the modular force. The Army is currently recruiting NCOs, in both the active and reserve components, who are interested in reclassifying to MOS 51C and meet reclassification prerequisites. Applicants must be in the ranks of promotable sergeant, staff sergeant, or sergeant first class with less than 10 years of service. Those with 13 years' service may receive waivers.

  • Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2011

    Apr 5, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Army South will conduct Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2011 (FA HUM 11) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from Apr. 4-15. FA HUM 11 is a multinational exercise which includes military and civilian personnel from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Canada, Great Britain and the United States, as well as representatives of international and regional organizations. FA HUM 11 promotes regional partnerships and cooperation and coordination among military organizations, governments, and non-governmental agencies in the conduct of disaster relief and recovery efforts.

  • Army Congressional Fellowship Program

    Apr 4, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Congressional Fellowship Program educates selected Army officers and civilians on the importance of the strategic relationship between the Army and the Congress. It is a three-year program which includes pursuit of a master's degree in legislative affairs at George Washington University (GWU), service on the staff of a member of Congress, and utilization on the Army or joint staff in a legislative liaison duty position. The program seeks regular Army; Reserve; and National Guard officers who have demonstrated outstanding promotion potential, have combat tour experience and have recently completed successful company/battery/troop command or equivalent key developmental (KD) duties. It is also open to outstanding DA civilians who will work in a legislative liaison duty position in their parent organization.

  • Balikatan 2011

    Apr 2, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Balikatan 2011 is a Republic of the Philippines-U.S. bilateral military humanitarian assistance and training exercise held April 5-15 in the Philippines. U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), the Army Service Component Command in the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) area of responsibility, is executive agent for Balikatan. About 6,000 U.S. servicemembers will train with Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel during the joint bilateral exercise. Components of Balikatan include civil-military operations, field training exercises and a command post exercise. This will be the 27th exercise in the Balikatan series and will be held under the auspices of the Mutual Defense Treaty and Visiting Forces Agreement.

  • Month of the Military Child

    Mar 31, 2011

    What is it' Throughout April, installations around the world will recognize the sacrifices of U.S. military children by celebrating Month of the Military Child. More than 1.7 million children have one or more parents on active service in the U.S. Armed Forces. These children, too, suffer the effects of nearly 10 years of conflict. An estimated 900,000 children have had one or more parents deploy multiple times.

  • Antiterrorism Theme - Understanding the Threat

    Mar 30, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army antiterrorism theme for the third quarter, fiscal year 2011 (3Q/FY11), - <i>Understanding the Threat </i>- focuses on heightened awareness to understand the terrorist threat, tactics, techniques, and procedures, as well as Army resources and processes to enhance threat knowledge and information sharing. By enhancing the understanding of the continuously evolving and adapting terrorist threat, the Army as a community is better protected from terrorist attack or influence.

  • 2011 Profession of Arms Survey

    Mar 29, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> On Oct. 27, 2010, the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) directed the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to conduct a comprehensive review of the Profession of Arms. This Army-wide campaign began in January 2011. The purpose is to assess how the Army has changed after more than ten years of continuous deployments and how it must adapt to remain successful in an era of persistent conflict. The 2011 Profession of Arms Survey is a key element of this assessment and your participation is very important.

  • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program

    Mar 28, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The SHARP Program is a comprehensive integration and transformation of the Army's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program and Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) efforts. The SHARP Program reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through awareness and prevention, training, victim advocacy, reporting, and accountability.

  • Strategic Crossroads

    Mar 27, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Our nation and its Army are positioned at a unique point in history. This is not quite like any other year. We must now consider the hard-won lessons of recent combat experience, current and anticipated resource constraints and the uncertainty of the future. The decisions we make will have far reaching and long lasting implications. This calls for deliberate and thoughtful choices and actions as we determine where to best invest our nation's precious resources.

  • Rapid Afghanistan Experience Project: Contemporary Lessons Learned

    Mar 24, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> In full collaboration with other Army operational readiness stakeholders, U.S. Army Forces Command leads the Rapid Afghanistan Experience Project (RAEP) consolidating the knowledge, skills, lessons learned, and the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) currently employed in the Afghanistan Area of Responsibility to rapidly improve CONUS-based pre-deployment training and better prepare Soldiers for combat in the Afghanistan theater.

  • Maintaining Our Combat Edge

    Mar 23, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Beginning in 2012 we anticipate having about as many Brigade Combat Teams available that are not earmarked for Iraq and Afghanistan as we will have deploying. It will be imperative that the Army remains focused on tough, demanding training at home station and at the training centers to ensure that our Soldiers and units <b>maintain their combat edge</b>. This training must be accomplished at an appropriate tempo while meeting the unique challenges associated with increased time at home. Those units who are not deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan will undergo full spectrum training and be available to combatant commanders for security cooperation engagements, exercises and other regional requirements as well as fulfilling requirements for a Global Response Force and domestic Consequence Management Response Force.

  • Business Systems Information Technology Strategy

    Mar 22, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Business Systems Information Technology (BSIT) strategy is a living document and will evolve in response to changes in emerging missions, capabilities and technology. The BSIT strategy serves as the Army's roadmap for executing our enterprise architecture using enterprise perspectives about our portfolio of solutions and our business processes. It is the foundation from which Army Business Systems Information Technology will progress in the years to come. With this strategy, the Army further affirms its commitment to measured, monitored and continuous improvement in transforming our business operations in support of our mission and Soldiers.

  • MG Keith L. Ware Affairs Awards Communication 2010 Competition

    Mar 21, 2011

    What is it' The Chief of Public Affairs announced winners of the 2010 MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition in a message disseminated to Army PA professionals March 11. The Office of the Chief of Public Affairs conducts the awards program annually on behalf of the Secretary of the Army to recognize, cultivate and inspire excellence within the Army PA community. Army PA practitioners of all components, grades and missions competed in 46 broadcasting, journalism, photography and community relations categories.