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  • Athlete offers advice for improving fitness

    Dec 6, 2012

    Ever since he was a child, Capt. Nicholas Sterghos dreamed of competing in the Olympics and medaling in cross-country and later in the triathlon.

  • Army evaluates plan to synchronize readiness, resilience programs

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Army aims to take programs related to Soldier resilience and align them under one "governance structure" that is located at the top level of the Army and runs all the way down to installation and regional coordination councils.

  • Gas guzzlers disappearing from Army's shrinking fleet

    Dec 5, 2012

    In the past few years, the number of Army non-tactical vehicles has been declining and the number of fuel-hungry vehicles has been declining as well.

  • Army developing next-generation surveillance aircraft

    Dec 5, 2012

    Army scientists, engineers and program developers are making substantial progress building and integrating a technically sophisticated battlefield surveillance aircraft called Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System in a laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., service officials said.

  • African nations can, must do for themselves -- with U.S. support

    Dec 4, 2012

    While the United States has military forces in Africa, they are mostly limited to small groups who have specific, time-limited tasks. That setup, said Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander, U.S. Africa Command, is ideally suited to Africa, where militaries there are able to, and should take care of their own -- though the U.S. does provide support.

  • Iron Thunder Soldiers run M109 Paladin Integrated Management through testing gamut

    Dec 4, 2012

    Throughout the month of October and into November, Soldiers were hard at work at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., running a potential vehicle upgrade, the M109 Paladin Integrated Management, through its paces.

  • Army readies for classic rivalry against Navy

    Dec 4, 2012

    Army and Navy will square off in Philadelphia Saturday for the 113th time and this year they play for the Commander in Chief's Trophy.

  • Army under secretary optimistic about Army's future role

    Dec 4, 2012

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

  • 'Pershings Own' plays holiday concert to 'sold out' audiences

    Dec 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" brought its annual American Holiday Festival to the nation's Capitol over the weekend, playing classics and modern updates to Christmas songs and medleys. The fun includied a visit by Dr. Seuss's incorrigible green Grinch.

  • Soldier's dedication to disabled vets earns DOD award

    Dec 3, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Donald Sistrunk is one of two wounded warriors selected for DOD's 2012 Disability Outreach Award. He will be honored on Dec. 4 in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes along with 34 Department of Defense employees.

  • U.S., Kuwaitis conduct defensive exercise together

    Dec 3, 2012

    The 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers and Kuwaiti troops assigned to the 15th Mubarak Brigade conducted Saweyan Shield, a live fire exercise, at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 28.

  • 'Raider' women among first in Army to get new tactical vests

    Dec 3, 2012

    As members of the female engagement team with 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, deploying soon, they will be sporting a new piece of gear that no other Soldier in Afghanistan currently has: brand new armored vests tailored to the female body.

  • Soldiers train Uganda's veterinary, public health workers

    Nov 30, 2012

    The Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa's 448th Civil Affairs Battalion taught preventive health techniques to veterinary students and community health workers from Nov. 17 to 26 in northeastern Uganda.

  • Stars aligned for Operation Rising Star Live Finals

    Nov 30, 2012

    Bo Bice, the singer who finished runner-up to Carrie Underwood in American Idol's fourth season before charting smash hits and videos of his own, will perform during the 2012 Operation Rising Star Live Finals Dec. 8-15 at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Stryker 'double v-hull' proven success

    Nov 30, 2012

    As of this month, 673 Stryker "double v-hull" vehicles have been produced and more than 450 of them have been fielded to Afghanistan.

  • Army expands prescription drug testing

    Nov 29, 2012

    On Nov. 15, the Department of Defense expanded military drug testing to include selected prescription drugs in the benzodiazepine class, which includes such familiar drugs as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Restoril, plus 31 others.

  • Qualitative Service Program selects NCOs for separation, retention

    Nov 29, 2012

    Dring the past year, the Army's Qualitative Service Program, or QSP, was established to identify a number of noncommissioned officers in the rank of staff sergeant through command sergeant major for possible separation from the Army.

  • Senior leader impressed by Guard response to Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 29, 2012

    It's a scene that is perhaps as old as the U.S. military itself: Soldiers gathered around a cot or makeshift table, playing cards during downtime.

  • Army opens new intelligence MOS

    Nov 29, 2012

    A new military occupational specialty, Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist (35Q) opened last month.

  • Pentagon ceremony recognizes sovereignty of Indian nations

    Nov 29, 2012

    Army leaders and Native Americans gathered at the Pentagon, Nov. 28, to commemorate the importance of a recently signed Army policy directive that recognizes the sovereignty of American Indian tribes.

  • Human Resources Command commander discusses Army personnel policies

    Nov 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army has refined its personnel policies to retain and promote its strongest Soldiers, according to the commander of Human Resources Command visiting Korea.

  • Afghan Security Forces close out Kalak Hode

    Nov 28, 2012

    A major Afghan National Security Forces operation to clear insurgents from the southern Afghanistan province of Uruzgan during Nov. 4 to 20, once again demonstrated ANSF's ability to operate independently.

  • Soldiers filing S.C. tax returns may be ID theft victims

    Nov 28, 2012

    Officials believe that a large number of Soldiers and their families who filed state taxes in South Carolina may be victims of identity theft.

  • ISAF improves Afghanistan's judicial system

    Nov 28, 2012

    Coalition forces are working with Afghan forensic evidence collection teams to ensure criminal evidence stands up in court.

  • Military families meet with first lady at White House

    Nov 28, 2012

    The children of military families sat patiently in the front row of seats set up in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 28, to listen to remarks by Michelle Obama.

  • Mountain Blade: Partnership slices through historic Afghan pass

    Nov 27, 2012

    With a surface denoting the embodiment of Afghanistan's tumultuous history, the Salang Pass is more than a roadway; it's an economic and cultural symbol to Afghans. The battered roadway through the Parwan province is the primary transit route between northern and southern Afghanistan crossing the treacherous Hindu Kush mountain range and typically the only pass in the area to remain in use the entire year.

  • Troops prepare to keep steady peace in Sinai

    Nov 27, 2012

    Alongside current tensions and upheavals in the Middle East and northern Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring movements, the peacekeeping mission on the Sinai Peninsula continues after more than 30 years. Soldiers of the 5-113th Field Artillery are deploying to the Sinai for a year as Multinational Force Observers.

  • Army biologist developing next-generation tools for Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are developing new technologies, including smartphones that detect and identify chemical and biological agents, to empower Soldiers.

  • Army launches winter safety campaign

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign today, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs.

  • Internet romance scams use Soldiers' identities

    Nov 26, 2012

    Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud -- especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Task Force Centurion helps Afghan training, real-world mission

    Nov 26, 2012

    Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers stealthily entered the security gates of the coalition ammunition point after a simulated report of an insurgent attack on Camp Phoenix during a training exercise here, Nov. 3, 2012.

  • Under Secretary visits Soldiers, wounded warriors in Afghanistan, Germany

    Nov 26, 2012

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited with service members in both Germany and Afghanistan.

  • Japanese live-fire exercise builds partner capacity for U.S., Japan

    Nov 21, 2012

    For the past 48 years, the U.S. and Japan have worked together and conducted missile live-fire exercises during the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Annual Service Practice, at McGregor Range, N.M.

  • Army wins Warrior Care Month sitting volleyball tournament

    Nov 21, 2012

    The Army team took the top slot, beating out the Veterans Affairs team in the final round of the Department of Defense Warrior Care Month sitting volleyball competition, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Pentagon Athletic Center.

  • Natick Soldiers, employees help soup kitchen

    Nov 20, 2012

    A Soldier's boots tend to get a bit more wear than those of the average person. This is especially true for Spc. Rebecca Fant of Natick Soldier Systems Center, who gave up an extra pair of her boots to a woman without shoes during a weekly trip to a local soup kitchen.

  • New energy solutions get field tryout at NIE

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Army's Network Integration Evaluation is not just about testing radios, smartphones and satellites. It's also giving Soldiers the latest generators, solar panels and other operational energy systems for a hands-on assessment of how best to power their new communications gear.

  • Soldiers at NIE run network equipment through life-like combat scenarios

    Nov 20, 2012

    Soldiers completed the month-long Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Nov. 17, 2012, testing and evaluating 26 pieces of equipment in the field from Nett Warrior to Roamer Net.

  • Soldiers still helping with mess left by Sandy

    Nov 20, 2012

    Thousands of Soldiers from across the country have been involved in rescue and then recovery efforts since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast late last month. Many are still helping with the cleanup.

  • Warrior Transition Command launches 'Hire a Veteran' campaign

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Army's Warrior Transition Command unveiled its three-pronged Hire a Veteran education campaign plan Nov. 19, 2012, which aims to help employers understand that wounded warriors can bring a wealth of leadership experience and skills to the table and to their bottom line.

  • Thanksgiving prep underway from Kandahar to Korea

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers at remote outposts in Afghanistan, and those around the globe from Korea to Germany to installations across the United States are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving in traditional ways.

  • Europe Regional Medical Command officer named Army Social Worker of Year

    Nov 19, 2012

    She helped first responders overcome the trauma of the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, provided mental health treatment for Iraqi detainees, and helped Croatia improve their treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, all with just over five years in the Army.

  • NIE 13.1 inserts OPFOR, Soldiers react using NETT Warrior

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers using NETT Warrior during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 met with mock opposition forces during a combat training engagement.

  • Army to close its National Capital Region contracting center

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army will close its National Capital Region contracting center next year, the Army announced Nov. 16, 2012.

  • Army releases October suicide statistics

    Nov 16, 2012

    In October, there were 20 potential suicides of active-duty Soldiers, bringing the total so far this year to 166.

  • All-Army men third in Armed Forces Basketball Championships

    Nov 16, 2012

    The All-Army team overcame a lot of adversity, but finished third in the 2012 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships Nov. 5-11, 2012, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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

    Nov 16, 2012

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

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort

    Nov 15, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in American history, hit the Northeast in late October, resulting in more than $50 million in damage. In response to the catastrophic storm, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers deployed to New York City and New Jersey, where they have been working around the clock to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

    Nov 15, 2012

    As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations.

  • Army training for DATE with hybrid threats

    Nov 14, 2012

    Last month, about 1,200 Soldiers parachuted into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., to participate in a "Decisive Action Training Environment" exercise meant to prepare them for the hybrid threats the Army will likely face as it shifts away from engagement in Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to accomplish their mission. And, these generators are allowing them precious more time to train Afghan forces and win the friendship of local Afghans.

  • U.S., Bulgarian forces train together during Allied Force 12

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe and their partners from the Bulgarian Land Forces are working together at Novo Selo, Bulgaria, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, 2012, to certify a Bulgarian battalion as part of exercise Allied Force 12.

  • 12 selected for Operation Rising Star finals week

    Nov 14, 2012

    Twelve performers have been selected for 2012 Operation Rising Star Finals Week, with shows scheduled for Dec. 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15, at historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, home of Army Entertainment.

  • Fort Lee archaeologist among 'Lincoln' extras

    Nov 14, 2012

    Bryce Stanley at the Regional Archaeological Curation Facility digs history -- literally. So, it's not surprising he was willing to take a few days off from his job last December to be an extra in Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln." The movie is slated to open Nov. 16, 2012, in this area

  • President recognizes veterans' service, sacrifice

    Nov 13, 2012

    President Barack Obama laid a flowered wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Nov. 11, 2012, and after thanking all veterans, he said more than a million warriors will transition back into civilian life over the next few years.

  • Army data tracker improves unit readiness evaluations

    Nov 13, 2012

    The Enterprise Management Decision Support system has helped leaders know the readiness status of all units and more improvements are coming to the system.

  • Soldier found guilty of dereliction in Chen's death

    Nov 13, 2012

    Sgt. Jeffrey Hurst was found guilty Nov. 9, 2012, of one specification of dereliction of duty in relation to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen in Afghanistan.

  • 'Reading of the Names' marks 30th anniversary of The Wall

    Nov 10, 2012

    Slowly, steadily, the names of the 58,282 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen inscribed in the polished black granite's mirror-like walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came alive again spoken perfectly by the elderly, middle-aged and young who read them.

  • Popovich tells Armed Forces basketball players: 'I am you'

    Nov 9, 2012

    Four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich quickly pointed out that he occupied the same spot as players in the 2012 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships.

  • USAMU duo wins 2012 International Sniper Competition

    Nov 7, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne, from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outlasted 35 other teams from around the globe to win the 2012 International Sniper Competition.

  • Top snipers compete on Fort Benning

    Nov 7, 2012

    The world's premier snipers converged on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2-5, 2012, for the 12th annual International Sniper Competition.

  • Army engineers helping restore power to Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers of the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., are assessing facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy and are coordinating generators to temporarily restore power.

  • Final match of year golden for U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers

    Nov 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooters and 2012 Olympians Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker and Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond finished 2012 on top of the podium at the World Cup Finals with two gold medal-winning matches to close out the year.

  • Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

    Nov 6, 2012

    An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2012."

  • National Guard, Marines work together to deliver food, pump water, assist recovery

    Nov 6, 2012

    When the National Guardsmen of Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, came to Rockaway, N.Y., their mission was to distribute food and water to New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

  • Voting commentary: Soldiers making their voices heard

    Nov 6, 2012

    Today Soldiers are participating in one of America's most fundamental freedoms, the right to vote. Many in harm's way and others stationed around the globe have already voted absentee and many others back home took advantage of early voting.

  • Army hosting events during Warrior Care Month

    Nov 6, 2012

    This month, the Army and other services are observing Warrior Care Month with a number of activities that will benefit wounded, ill or injured service members and help them with transitioning to civilian life if that is the route they are going.

  • Army North supporting Sandy disaster response

    Nov 6, 2012

    As the scope of Hurricane Sandy's devastation began to unfold, U.S. Army North prepositioned coordinating elements in the most devastated areas to help support local, state and federal response efforts. To date, troops have rescued more than 2,000 people from flood zones, delivered 144,000 meals and provided transportation for first responders to restore power and provide critical supplies.

  • Army scientists earn patent for advanced neural chip

    Nov 5, 2012

    Two Army scientists and a university professor earned a patent for the forerunner of a powerful quantum neural dynamics computer chip. The device uses nonstandard mathematics to accomplish analog problem solving at high speed.

  • Month of Military Family: Teen memoir on war shocked, awed, won awards

    Nov 5, 2012

    Her mom was proud and excited on the drive to Carnegie Hall to see her daughter honored for her award-winning writing. And, just before Michaela's memoir would be read to an audience of strangers in New York City, she read the gold-medal entry and was flooded with memories of her own life as a military child. Michaela Coplen was about to be celebrated for her personal memoir that had earned a gold medal in the national Scholastics Arts competition and would then be selected for publication

  • Army activates Reserve units for Hurricane Sandy relief

    Nov 5, 2012

    For the first time, the Army Reserve has activated three units to assist with a domestic disaster relief effort, under a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act.

  • Army beats Air Force, 41-21

    Nov 5, 2012

    Senior quarterback Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and threw for another 100 to help Army secure a 41-21 victory over Air Force, Nov. 3, 2012, in front of more than 37,700 fans at Michie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Army engineers provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy. USACE teams have deployed to strategic locations to help at critical facilities like hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.

  • Joint Predator training takes to sky

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Army and Air Force linked training by flying the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., with the video feed displayed live at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division's Tactical Operations Center at Dona Ana Range, N.M., during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • Even Hurricane Sandy can't stop mobilization training

    Nov 2, 2012

    With tight training windows to complete mobilization validation requirements, First Army trainers could not allow weather to affect mission accomplishment. Despite Hurricane Sandy knocking out power lines and causing trees to block roadways, the 174th Infantry Brigade, Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., restarted mobilization training less than 36 hours after the storm.

  • Corps of Engineers helps pump NYC floodwaters

    Nov 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping pump water out flooded New York City and providing generators to temporarily restore electricity to areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Hurricane Sandy felt in Japan

    Nov 1, 2012

    While many east coast residents begin to focus on recovering from the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey native must stay focused on an entirely different task.

  • Maiyo wins Marine Corps Marathon, leads All-Army to victory

    Nov 1, 2012

    Spc. Augustus Maiyo, 29, a runner in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., won the 37th running of the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds in his first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance.

  • Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

    Nov 1, 2012

    A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.

  • Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Nov 1, 2012

    Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, more than 9,100 National Guard troops across 12 states have been assisting with search and rescue operations, food and water distribution, debris removal and providing security and shelter for storm victims.

  • Army leaders say 'agile' force needed for uncertain future

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Army is taking a series of strategically minded and carefully crafted steps to position the force for a full range of potential missions in an unpredictable, yet challenging and fast-changing future operating environment, service leaders said Oct. 22, 2012.

  • Army partnering for peace, security

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Army is working diligently to prevent war in the future through select Army units, partnered with allies and specific nations around the globe; a strategy it terms "regional alignment."

  • ARCYBER working to build joint-info environment

    Oct 31, 2012

    Army leaders addressed the growing arena of cyberspace and the threats it presents during the "Cyber Domain and LandWarNet: Powering the Army" panel at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Developing leaders tops Army's priorities

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldiers, having experienced the "crucible" of the last 11 years of an Army at war, where "discipline, initiative, freedom of action, adaptability and decentralization" have been the norm, are today "professionally advanced (in leadership) way beyond their years in any grade -- noncommissioned officer and officer," said retired Army Gen. Frederick M. Franks Jr.

  • Peer review: Leaders discuss merits

    Oct 31, 2012

    Integrating peer review into the Army's evaluation system was discussed during the Q&A period at the end of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare's "Developing Leaders: The Key to Readiness, Sustaining the Profession, and Ensuring our Legacy" forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Coley puts exclamation on breakthrough year

    Oct 31, 2012

    Spc. Shane Coley, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the 2012 United States Practical Shooting Association open division national championship, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas. Coley won his first national championship and, at the age of 21, became the youngest champion in the sport's history.

  • Leadership resolves to find 'right' family programs

    Oct 31, 2012

    In a town hall meeting with Army spouses, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno reiterated the Army's commitment financially to do everything possible to find the right programs to help families deal with the complexities of Soldier life.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit holds action-packed juniors camp

    Oct 31, 2012

    Junior shooters from across the country descended on Krilling Range at Fort Benning Oct. 26-28 for the Fifth Annual U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting Junior Clinic.

  • Soldiers at NIE evaluating capabilities in tactical context

    Oct 31, 2012

    More than 3,800 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed to the field Oct. 15, 2012, to begin the evaluation of capabilities in a tactical environment.

  • National Guard assists governors of states in Sandy's path

    Oct 29, 2012

    National Guard members are at work in seven states as Hurricane Sandy takes aim at the East Coast.

  • Wizards salute military vets during NBA Cares Week

    Oct 29, 2012

    A group of professional athletes served a group of service men and women, wounded warriors, veterans and mothers of fallen heroes at "Salute to the Stars," a luncheon that honored America's bravest Oct. 22, 2012, at an upscale steakhouse in the nation's Capitol.

  • Shyu outlines strategic modernization planning approach

    Oct 26, 2012

    Army acquisition is in the early stages of refining an integrated, multi-pronged strategic approach to equipment modernization which seeks to harvest key lessons learned from a decade of war, service leaders said Oct. 23, 2012.

  • CSA: Trust is bedrock of Army Profession

    Oct 26, 2012

    "Our profession is built on the bedrock of trust," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. "Trust is earned. It is not given. It is not rank-oriented. It is deeds, not words."

  • National Guard prepares for 'perfect storm'

    Oct 26, 2012

    More than 61,000 National Guard personnel along the eastern seaboard are available for duty if and when Hurricane Sandy makes landfall sometime next week, Guard officials said today.

  • Army continuing 'sacred duty' to wounded warriors

    Oct 25, 2012

    To date, the Warrior Transition Command has cared for some 45,000 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and has transitioned 51 percent of them back to the force, WTC's commanding general said.

  • Commander eyes Army troop rotations in Asia-Pacific

    Oct 25, 2012

    As operations draw down in Afghanistan, the senior Army commander in the Asia-Pacific said he looks forward to opportunities to begin 30- to 45-day rotational deployments that will enable soldiers to train with their counterparts throughout the region.

  • Melting Arctic ice will present new challenges

    Oct 25, 2012

    With ice melting in the Arctic Ocean, which is bordered by countries including Canada, Russia and the United States, more sea-faring traffic will appear there and more nations with economic interest in the region will arrive to exploit the resources there, said a panel of security experts during a forum, Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Surgeon general talks resiliency, mental health, at AUSA

    Oct 24, 2012

    Emotional pain is real, the Army surgeon general told a group of Soldiers, family members and family readiness group leaders in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • SMA: Soldiers must help with energy conservation

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said he believes the Army has drifted away from educating Soldiers about energy conservation.

  • CSA draws blueprint for complex global environment

    Oct 23, 2012

    The Army has revised much of its doctrine over the last year and will release more top-level doctrine over the next 10 months to lay out how it will operate in an "extremely complex environment," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

  • Army will prepare for future with regionally aligned forces

    Oct 23, 2012

    Future Army forces must be tailored to meet local requirements, must be rapidly deployable at lower echelons, and must be scalable from squad to corps level, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

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