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  • Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat actions in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The White House announced today that former Staff. Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his combat actions during an enemy engagement in Wanat, in the Waygal Valley of northeastern Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at Pentagon during Army birthday celebration

    Jun 23, 2014

    On June 19, 2014, the two brothers, along with 11 other Soldiers, re-enlisted during a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard. The event coincided with celebrations in honor of the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Army celebrates 239 years of history at 2014 Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 22, 2014

    More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members attended the 2014 Army Birthday Ball, June 21, 2014, at National Harbor, Maryland, as the capstone event on a week of celebration coinciding with the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14.

  • Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

    Jun 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army profession.

  • One of America's most decorated Soldiers honored graveside on his birthday

    Jun 20, 2014

    Soldiers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 20, 2014, to pay tribute to one of the Army's most decorated Soldiers, Audie Murphy, on the day of his birth.

  • Washington Nationals recognize, honor Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team played a part in the 239th United States Army Birthday week by honoring Soldiers at their game against the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • CSA: 'Once a Soldier, always a Soldier'

    Jun 18, 2014

    "I'm incredibly proud to represent the men and women of the United States Army," Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno told legislators at the 239th Army birthday ceremony and cake cutting at the Capitol, June 18, 2014.

  • Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army recognized Silver Star Medal recipient, Patrick A. Tiessonniere on behalf of Vietnam War veterans at a Twilight Tattoo event, June 11 at Fort Myer, Virginia.

  • Vice chief: Americans can gain much from Army history

    Jun 17, 2014

    "We have to get the word out to the American public what our Army has done for them," over the last 239 years, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell. "I don't think most Americans understand that impact."

  • Cadets dive into Leader's Training Course

    Jun 17, 2014

    Leader's Training Course cadets tackled the Combat Water Survival Training section of their training June 11, 2014, at Gammon Physical Fitness Center at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • Arlington National Cemetery caps 150th year at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Jun 16, 2014

    A little more than one month ago, on May 13, 2014, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., began to commemorate the 150th anniversary of its establishment with a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Pvt. William H. Christman, a Union Soldier who was the first to be interred on the 624-acre grounds.

  • Army aware, wary of IT challenges

    Jun 16, 2014

    The Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare hosted a forum June 12, 2014, titled "The Future of Cyber in Support of Strategic Landpower." Throughout panel discussions at the event, experts emphasized the current vulnerability to cyber-attacks.

  • Army secretary honors fallen at Arlington commemoration

    Jun 16, 2014

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh praised the fallen from the nation's wars June 15, 2014, during a commemoration of Arlington National Cemetery's 150th anniversary in the cemetery's amphitheater, in Arlington, Va.

  • AER awards $8.8 million in scholarships to Army families

    Jun 13, 2014

    This year, Army Emergency Relief awarded 2,744 scholarships to children of active duty and retired Soldiers, and 895 scholarships to spouses.

  • Bergdahl begins next phase of recovery in San Antonio

    Jun 13, 2014

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American Soldier freed in Afghanistan after nearly five years of captivity last month, has entered the next phase of his recovery in stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where he arrived early this morning on a military flight from Germany.

  • Program offers partially paid break from Army

    Jun 11, 2014

    The Career Intermission Pilot Program will provide some Soldiers an opportunity to take a sabbatical-type break from the Army to pursue other interests.

  • Paratrooper memorial unveiled in Normandy

    Jun 11, 2014

    Officials of the Normandy town of Sainte-Mère-Église, France, added a new monument to their town center June 8, 2014, memorializing the paratroopers who lost their lives in the fight for their freedom.

  • 93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

    Jun 9, 2014

    In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky, June 5, 2014, over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield, seven decades after his historic D-Day landing.

  • D-Day heroes inducted into French Legion of Honor

    Jun 9, 2014

    Three surviving D-Day veterans of the 101st Airborne Division were recognized June 6, 2014, for their bravery with one of France's highest decorations, the Legion of Honor medal.

  • Kushnick, Macy, Hoge awards reward innovation, experimentation needed to keep Army relevant

    Jun 9, 2014

    "The world is rapidly changing, and we must change with it to remain relevant," said Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson at the annual William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy Jr. and Nick Hoge awards ceremony, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with former Waffen-SS soldier

    Jun 9, 2014

    Meeting at the notorious "bloody" Omaha Beach along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

  • D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle

    Jun 6, 2014

    With the tricolor of French, American and British flags draped in the windows, parades of vintage military vehicles and ceremonies in villages across the region, Normandy is abuzz with celebration on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Obama: Normandy was 'Democracy's Beachhead'

    Jun 6, 2014

    Normandy represents democracy's beachhead, President Barack Obama said today in remarks commemorating the 70th anniversary of the allied invasion of France, a turning point in World War II that he said "decided not just a century but shaped the security and well being of all posterity."

  • Soldier protected others from air attacks during Normandy invasion

    Jun 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Arthur Guest played a unique but crucial role in securing the beachhead from enemy aircraft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, and in the days and months that followed.

  • Continental Congress authorizes Army

    Jun 5, 2014

    When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.

  • Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775

    Jun 5, 2014

    Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.

  • Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

    Jun 5, 2014

    When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.

  • D-Day hero posthumously honored in Normandy

    Jun 5, 2014

    Municipality leaders, veterans and residents gathered to remember a local legend June 5, 2014, unveiling a new site and monument dedicated to a D-Day hero of the 101st Airborne Division, in Carentan, France.

  • Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors

    Jun 5, 2014

    An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

  • Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'

    Jun 3, 2014

    Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.

  • Obama: 'Sacred rule' required securing Bergdahl's freedom

    Jun 3, 2014

    Regardless of the circumstances that led to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's five years of captivity, President Barack Obama said the United States needed to get him back.

  • MacArthur Leadership Awards go to 28 officers

    Jun 2, 2014

    The Army chief of staff recognized 28 company-grade commissioned and warrant officers for epitomizing the ideals of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards -- duty, honor, country -- during a standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium, June 30, 2014.

  • Old Amphitheater renaming connects Arlington National Cemetery to past

    Jun 2, 2014

    The Grand Army of the Republic veteran's group and other patriotic societies joined with the U.S. Army May 30, 2014, to rename the Old Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., in honor of a corporal from the Civil War.

  • Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

    May 29, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.

  • Army vice chief conducts first Facebook Soldier for Life town hall

    May 29, 2014

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell took questions "virtually" from the field for an hour, May 29, 2014, on a variety of subjects related to the Soldier for Life campaign.

  • Force management adds to hall of fame

    May 29, 2014

    Retired Maj. Gen. Robert B. Rosenkranz was honored for developing strategies that helped bring about the end of the Cold War, prepared the Army for Operation Desert Storm, and equipped the force with weapons and capabilities that are still in use today.

  • Is the Army a business?

    May 28, 2014

    The director of the Army Office of Business Transformation asked members of the Association of the U.S. Army at its 270th Institute of Land Warfare breakfast May 28, 2014, whether they thought the Army was a business.

  • Problem solvers tackle Army complexity

    May 28, 2014

    The complexity of the Army makes it difficult sometimes to articulate its needs and missions, said Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson at the service's annual Force Management seminar, at the Pentagon, May 28, 2014.

  • Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

    May 26, 2014

    As part of the Rolling Thunder XXVII motorcycle rally, tens of thousands of veterans and their supports gathered on their motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend in the nation's capital to draw attention to service members who may still be prisoners of war, or who are still missing in action.

  • Army preps for first audit ever, says top finance leader

    May 23, 2014

    Getting audited is something most taxpayers admit they dread. But those same citizens might be heartened to know that government agencies that receive their tax dollars are audited just the same, to ensure that money is properly spent

  • Beefier carbines en route to Soldiers

    May 22, 2014

    A thicker barrel will efficiently dissipate heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a Soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4.

  • Tail as important as tooth in combat, says top logistician

    May 21, 2014

    "I truly understand we want the pointy end of the spear and a lot of trigger pullers; but just saying 'reduce the tail, reduce the tail,'" is a risky proposition, said Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, deputy chief of staff, G-4, referring to the "tooth-to-tail" ratio.

  • SecArmy: Land Command making advancements for NATO

    May 21, 2014

    During a visit to Turkey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reinforced U.S. commitment to NATO's Allied Land Command, and received briefings from its leadership on progress made since the command was formed in 2012.

  • Vice Chief: Sustainment innovation key to Army of tomorrow

    May 20, 2014

    Logistics innovations are needed "to match the advances that we're trying to make with our combat forces," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell.

  • 'Soldiers' take on Godzilla

    May 19, 2014

    Several dozen Soldiers, with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), got a treat May 15, 2014, when they watched a preview of "Godzilla," a film the Army helped support with technical advice.

  • White becomes 10th Soldier to receive Medal of Honor since 9/11

    May 14, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle Jerome White was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony May 13, 2014, making him the sixth living Army recipient, and the 14th service member overall, to earn the medal in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • JIEDDO launches redesigned IED knowledge portal

    May 14, 2014

    The Joint IED Defeat Organization Knowledge and Information Fusion Exchange provides training resources to prepare joint forces to successfully attack the improvised explosive device, or IED, network and future operating environments.

  • Smartphone app aids victims of sexual assault

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently developed a "We Care" app that can be used by victims of sexual assault, those who witness sexual harassment or assault, and those in need of suicide prevention help.

  • Army Spouse of Year leads military family legal network

    May 13, 2014

    Reda Hicks, an Army wife and attorney who works to improve the lives of military families, was recognized Friday as Army Spouse of the Year.

  • Arlington Cemetery celebrates 150, honoring first Soldier buried

    May 13, 2014

    Exactly 150 years ago on May 13, 1864, Pvt. William Henry Christman became the first Soldier to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Network Integration Evaluation 'future of Army' vice chief says

    May 13, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell visited Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which is currently being executed at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • New undersecretary highlights value of service, sacrifice

    May 12, 2014

    Brad R. Carson was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 9, 2014.

  • Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

    May 12, 2014

    Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable enhanced readiness, senior leaders told lawmakers.

  • Sony's 'Play Station' division signs up with Army in PaYS partnership

    May 12, 2014

    For some Soldiers leaving the Army, they've already got a job interview lined up with one of more than 500 private-sector companies.

  • Aviators eager to witness birth of Future Vertical Lift aircraft

    May 8, 2014

    Pilots want to fly it, mechanics want to maintain it, but no one knows for sure what the Future Vertical Lift aircraft will look like or what its characteristics will be once it cracks its shell and hatches.

  • Apache-UAV teaming combines 'best capabilities of man, machine'

    May 8, 2014

    Apache helicopters, teamed with Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles, are a winning combo, according to a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command official.

  • Pocket guide spells out specifics of clothing allowance

    May 8, 2014

    For the first time ever, a handy pocket guide for Soldiers is now available to explain the specifics of their annual Clothing Replacement Allowance.

  • Vice chief: Army aviation needs its innovators to stay

    May 7, 2014

    Despite a shrinking budget and drawdown, Army aviation needs to retain its most valuable resource -- its bold and innovative Soldiers, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Army aviation soaring high despite plummeting budget

    May 7, 2014

    Army aviation's funding is down to bare bones, but its portfolios make up the largest portion of the Army's RDA budget, said the service's top research, development and acquisition official.

  • New manual to shift Army aviation focus to air-ground

    May 7, 2014

    A completely re-written field manual for Army aviation, now in development, will be published in about a year. Field Manual 3-04 will reflect a strategic shift to air-ground operations.

  • Gadson: Teamwork crucial in law enforcement, public service

    May 6, 2014

    Speaking during Public Service Recognition Week and the 12th anniversary of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Col. Gregory D. Gadson said teamwork and collaboration are essential in the post-9/11 world.

  • Retired SGM inducted into Public Affairs Hall of Fame

    May 2, 2014

    The chief of Army public affairs inducted retired Sgt. Maj. Dave Stewart into the Public Affairs Hall of Fame in a Pentagon ceremony May 1.

  • Acupuncture helping reduce use of pain killers in Army

    May 2, 2014

    Acupuncture and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine are helping reduce the use of opioids to block pain in Army patients, the service's assistant surgeon general said.

  • 'Soldier for Life' website to be new online home for retirees

    May 1, 2014

    The Army's "Soldier for Life" website, launched May 1, 2014, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers.

  • No need for commission to study Army restructuring, leaders say

    Apr 30, 2014

    The fiscal year 2015 Army budget submitted to Congress "is lean, stark but critical to meeting the needs of our nation and our Soldiers," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

  • Army honors NFL chief, Walmart exec, two non-profits

    Apr 29, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a special Twilight Tattoo, April 28, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., to salute four civilians who have helped wounded warriors, supported war fighters, and launched an initiative to hire veterans,

  • Guard helping after fierce tornado hits Arkansas

    Apr 28, 2014

    The response role for the Arkansas National Guard continued to expand April 28, 2014, after a deadly tornado swept through the central Arkansas communities of Mayflower and Vilonia, April 27.

  • Army breaks ground for largest solar array on DOD post

    Apr 25, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, in southeast Arizona, is expected to get 25 percent of its annual electricity requirement from the solar array being installed on a 155-acre parcel of land.

  • Earth Day every day in Arizona Guard

    Apr 24, 2014

    In the Arizona National Guard, defending the country includes protecting the environment, and not just on April 22.

  • 101st Airborne begins transitioning to BCT 2020

    Apr 23, 2014

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is beginning Operation Agile Eagle II, designed to localize and implement the larger Department of the Army-directed Brigade Combat Team 2020 initiative.

  • Shot at point-blank range, Soldier gets back life-saving body armor

    Apr 22, 2014

    Sgt. Timothy Gilboe said he is alive not only because of the armor that stopped a bullet in its tracks, but also because of his squad leader who paid the ultimate price that day in Afghanistan three years ago.

  • Wounded warriors share bonds with Boston Marathon victims

    Apr 22, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Julio Larrea gazed at a front-page newspaper photo of this year's Boston Marathon, explaining that he and other Soldiers of the Army Wounded Warrior program keep in contact with those injured in last year's marathon.

  • CSM gets hands-on experience with future Soldier equipment

    Apr 22, 2014

    The incoming command sergeant major to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization visited Program Executive Office Soldier April 17 to look at equipment and gear deploying Soldiers are receiving.

  • Stressors in life can result in greater resilience

    Apr 15, 2014

    Repeated deployments into harm's way can accumulate unresolved tensions and stress, resulting in post-traumatic stress. On the other hand, Soldiers can learn adaptive techniques that inoculate them against it.

  • Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation

    Apr 15, 2014

    The medical community is on the "precipice" of great advances in regards to brain health, said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2014

    Sleep deprivation isn't just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat team commander.

  • Social media helping destabilize world, strategist says at War College

    Apr 11, 2014

    Twitter, Facebook and other types of social media are contributing to global instability, said Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor -- a team of intelligence experts.

  • TRADOC relooking NCO education with eye to 'adaptation'

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Army is conducting a complete re-assessment of its NCO education system for the first time since 1976, said the general who just took the helm of Training and Doctrine Command.

  • NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit Soldiers

    Apr 10, 2014

    Army leaders are providing "under the oak tree" counseling, to improve their Soldier's health and resilience, said Col. Michael J. Talley, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, Army Medical Command.

  • Surgeon general says brain health 'new frontier'

    Apr 10, 2014

    Optimizing brain health can have immense benefits for readiness, resiliency and the health of Soldiers, said the Army's surgeon general as she opened two-day consortium on the topic.

  • VCSA: Fiscal constraints mean 'greater risk' in modernization

    Apr 9, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell said the Army is reducing its end strength as "rapidly and as responsibly," while doing its best to meet its operational requirements, during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Airland, April 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Adm. Blair gives advice to Army at its War College

    Apr 9, 2014

    Stop holding out the tin cup and ensure the Army has the right balance of readiness and equipment with whatever money it gets, retired Adm. Dennis Blair, former U.S. director of National Intelligence told Soldiers.

  • SMA lists 'Top 5' concerns of Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2014

    Possible changes to military retirement ranks as the number-one concern of Soldiers, the Army's top enlisted member told senators during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, personnel subcommittee, April 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • CSA: Army has much to learn about what happened, why at Fort Hood

    Apr 8, 2014

    The chief of staff of the Army said there is still much to learn about what happened at Fort Hood, Texas, and why, but changes made after a 2009 shooting spree prevented the tragedy from being "much worse.

  • Odierno: Army faces 'tough' choices in uncertain fiscal times

    Apr 8, 2014

    The chief of staff of the Army told senators "tough" choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times, and up to 46 percent of active brigade combat teams might need to be cut if full sequestration hits in 2016, during a hearing, April 8, 2014, on the active Army and Reserve force mix related to the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program.

  • Sex-offender registry among top Army Family Action Plan issues

    Apr 7, 2014

    While the Army is aware of the status of every Soldier convicted of a sex offense, no such searchable database exists that identifies convicted sex-offender family members and Army civilians who may live and work on Army installations.

  • White House hosts Army Olympic, Paralympic athletes

    Apr 7, 2014

    When the president and first lady honored members of Team USA last week, the packed East Room included a special group: elite athletes who also serve the nation in the Army.

  • Hammack testifies on 2015 budget, calls for BRAC in 2017

    Apr 7, 2014

    The Army's assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment was up on Capitol Hill April 2, 2014, to justify the Army's fiscal year 2015 military construction and Army family housing budget request, which reflects an overall 39 percent reduction from fiscal year 2014, in MILCON accounts.

  • Army cracks down on grooming standards

    Apr 4, 2014

    In 1963, folk-rock singer Bob Dylan wrote and recorded "The Times They Are a-Changin'," expressing upheaval and social change through song. More than 50 years after Dylan penned the ballad, the Army is also changing. The latest change affects current servicemembers' abilities to advance through the ranks or earn a commission, as well as those who wish to enlist in the Army. The service has rolled out new, strict uniform regulations and grooming standards, redefining what the Army deems as "acceptable."

  • Soldiers killed at Fort Hood identified

    Apr 4, 2014

    The three Soldiers killed in the April 2 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas have been identified while the search continues for answers that might explain the motive for the killings.

  • White House next on Soldier-Paralympian's medal tour

    Apr 3, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jen Lee of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program will accompany U.S. Olympic and Paralympic winter athletes on a visit to the White House today, in Washington, D.C.

  • Time to emulate volunteers who change Army lives

    Apr 2, 2014

    "Army Volunteers: Changing Lives and Communities" is the U.S. Army's theme for Volunteer Appreciation Week 2014, scheduled for April 6-12, 2014.

  • Modernization strategy Soldier-focused in lean years

    Apr 2, 2014

    Research, development and acquisition investments have declined 37 percent since the fiscal year 2012 budget planning cycle, the Army G-8 told Congress, April 2, 2014.

  • Army tightens personal appearance, tattoo policy

    Mar 31, 2014

    The number, size and placement of tattoos have been dialed back under revised Army Regulation 670-1, which governs the Army's grooming standards and proper wear of the uniform.

  • SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

    Mar 28, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed in April.

  • CSA: Army watching Eastern Europe closely

    Mar 27, 2014

    The Army and NATO are watching "very carefully" the troop deployments and the exercises they're doing in Russia, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told members of Congress during a House Appropriations Committee, Defense subcommittee budget hearing, March 27, 2014.

  • Generals honor women of character, courage, commitment

    Mar 27, 2014

    The rich history of women in the military paved the way for today's servicewomen, two general officers said at a Capitol Hill Women's History Month event March 26.

  • G-1 testifies: Army must balance quality of life, readiness, modernization

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Army G-1 told members of the House Armed Services Committee that with sequestration will come a slowdown in Soldier compensation and benefits in order to maintain readiness and modernization.

  • SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political football

    Mar 25, 2014

    "This is the time for protection and predictability, not politics," Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh told lawmakers of the House Armed Services Committee, March 25, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

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