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  • Deployed Soldiers can now order new uniform items online

    Jul 9, 2009

    The flame-resistant Army combat uniform and the improved physical fitness uniform can now be ordered by deployed troops through a Web-based program.

  • 'Full Metal Jacket' instructor films new show at APG

    Jul 9, 2009

    Famed Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey and his production crew filmed sequences of his new History Channel show "Lock 'N Load" at Aberdeen Proving Ground in June.

  • Army Logistics University ushers in new era for sustainers

    Jul 9, 2009

    Hundreds of team members of Fort Lee, Va., gathered July 2 to watch history unfold as the U.S. Army Logistics University officially opened with much fanfare and celebration.

  • 4th Inf. Div. achieves highest retention rate in Army

    Jul 9, 2009

    While contributing to the Army's mission to retain a highly trained, all-volunteer force, the 4th Infantry Division achieved the highest retention rate of any division during the 2009 Fiscal Year.

  • Financial problems or PTSD need not affect security clearance

    Jul 8, 2009

    With the nation in the throes of an economic downturn and entering the seventh year of overseas combat, some Soldiers and civilians are worried about their security clearance.

  • Mustion becomes 64th Army adjutant general

    Jul 8, 2009

    An investiture and change of command ceremony today welcomed Brig. Gen. Richard P. Mustion to Washington, D.C., as the 64th Adjutant General of the Army, a position first established by the Continental Congress on June 17, 1775.

  • Infantry Soldier brings bluegrass to desert

    Jul 8, 2009

    With influences like Earl Scruggs and Jody King, it would be hard for someone not to fall in love with the simplicity and the complexity of bluegrass music.

  • Iraqi NCOs attend master training course

    Jul 8, 2009

    The noncommissioned officer corps is essential to an Army's success, and the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, has recently instituted a Master Trainer Course to help develop junior NCOs in the Iraqi army.

  • Respite care offers families valuable rest

    Jul 8, 2009

    For Army families who are responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities, the Exceptional Family Member Program Respite Care Program provides a temporary rest period for caregivers.

  • Army announces eCybermission national winners

    Jul 7, 2009

    More than 100 sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth graders along with their families from across the country spent last week here preparing their entries for final judging in the Army's seventh annual eCybermission National Showcase where the national winners received $5,000 each in savings bonds.

  • Commentary: Ready Army takes daily preparation

    Jul 7, 2009

    As we approach the peak season for hurricanes and the anniversaries of both Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it is a good time to ask ourselves, "Am I as prepared as I can be for all potential hazards'"

  • Recent training helps Belvoir civilians save a life

    Jul 7, 2009

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 7, 2009) -- Members of the acquisition community are often recognized for the systems they provide -- which saves lives. Rarely do those same people save lives with their own hands, as was the case, June 18.

  • Reserve Soldier joins president for 4th of July

    Jul 7, 2009

    As the fireworks exploded above the Washington Monument, Army Reserve Spc. David Hutchinson enjoyed the blooms of color from one of the best views in the district, the White House's South Lawn.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers first to field new grenade launcher

    Jul 7, 2009

    The barrels were hot in the Army's charter fielding of the new M-320 grenade launcher as Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division fired the weapons for the first time.

  • New engineer excavator stands up to anti-tank mine

    Jul 7, 2009

    The Army's new High Mobility Engineer Excavator saved the life of a Soldier in Iraq May 29, when an anti-tank mine exploded as he was digging a culvert trench near South Balad Ruz.

  • EOD Soldiers view 'The Hurt Locker'

    Jul 7, 2009

    Fast-paced, heart-stopping, explosive action fills the new movie The Hurt Locker, even though Soldiers say many of the scenes are inaccurate.

  • Second lady visits Bamberg, Schweinfurt

    Jul 7, 2009

    Dr. Jill Biden visited with U.S. troops and family members in Germany over the Independence Day weekend. Biden said the administration is trying to raise awareness about improving educational and health care benefits for veterans, servicemembers and military family members.

  • Chaplain Vakoc leaves legacy of care

    Jul 2, 2009

    Maj. Henry Timothy Vakoc, the Army's sole chaplain to have been severely wounded in Iraq, died June 20, from a fall at his care facility, five years after an improvised explosive device injured him on the drive back to camp from celebrating Sunday Mass for Soldiers in the field.

  • Army 'deadly serious' about replacement ground vehicle

    Jul 2, 2009

    After cancellation of its Future Combat Systems program, the Army continues to focus on modernization of the force and a replacement for the canceled Manned Ground Vehicle.

  • Army Reserve, Guard partners with 'Helmets to Hardhats'

    Jul 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard signed an agreement with 'Helmets to Hardhats' at the Pentagon, which will give Soldiers greater access to construction career opportunities.

  • Contractor wins Ten-Miler T-shirt design contest

    Jul 2, 2009

    After competitive online voting worldwide, the Army Ten-Miler has announced that Julie Socher is the grand-prize winner of the annual Army Ten-Miler T-shirt design contest.

  • Leaders of veterans discuss issues facing Soldiers

    Jul 2, 2009

    The Army's fourth annual leadership conference for veterans' and military-service organizations was held June 26 at the Pentagon. and although a number of issues were discussed, one echoed throughout the day: suicide prevention.

  • Last outpost in Wasit back in Iraqi hands

    Jul 1, 2009

    The fifth and final security station in Wasit Provice, southeast of Baghdad, was returned to Iraqi control Monday before the June 30 deadline for U.S. Soldiers to withdraw from major Iraqi cities.

  • Army limits re-enlistment options for rest of fiscal year

    Jul 1, 2009

    In an effort to slow the momentum of what has been an exceptionally productive year in recruiting and retention, the Army has limited re-enlistment options during the last three months of fiscal year 2009.

  • Drill sergeant competition sees camaraderie amid challenge

    Jun 30, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael Johnston and Staff Sgt. Joshua Marshall's victory drew the week-long Drill Sergeant of the Year competition to a close on Friday at Fort Monroe's Continental Park.

  • First-ever NCO commandant takes reigns of Sergeants Major Academy

    Jun 30, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler became the 19th Commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, a first for an enlisted Soldier during a ceremony, June 29, at East Fort Bliss. Previously Chandler was the academy's command sergeant major.

  • Space technology assists Iraqi irrigation inventory project

    Jun 30, 2009

    Soldiers from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team's geospatial intelligence section are playing a role in helping Iraqi leaders prepare to expand irrigation and farming throughout Iraq.

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has launched a test allowing Soldiers and leaders to make real-time updates to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures via a wiki environment.

  • ADA colors uncased at Fort Sill

    Jun 30, 2009

    Ceremonies at Fort Sill, Okla., Tuesday officially uncased the Air Defense Artillery Center colors here and established the ADA School and its commandant as part of the Fires Center of Excellence.

  • Army launches new water-safety tool

    Jun 30, 2009

    To prevent water-related deaths and injuries, the Army has launched a new interactive, Web-based, multimedia water safety tool.

  • AMSC cuts ribbon for Thayer Hall

    Jun 30, 2009

    The Army Management Staff College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of Thayer Hall June 24 -- marking a milestone in the college's history.

  • NCO awarded Silver Star for courage under fire in Afghanistan

    Jun 30, 2009

    Rows of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, stood at attention as the U.S. Army recognized Staff Sgt. Conrad Begaye for bravery under fire in Afghanistan.

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

    While the Base Realignment and Closure decisions of 2005 are causing upheaval for some families, help is available through the Department of Defense National Relocation Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, and soon, the Expanded HAP, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Army team gives special welcome home to all wounded

    Jun 29, 2009

    Wounded Soldiers sent home from overseas are greeted by their own before they are even off the plane at Andrews Air Force Base. The Army's wounded are welcomed back to the country by three members of the Army's Medical Evacuation to CONUS Hospitals team.

  • FORSCOM: 'Back to basics' for Year of NCO

    Jun 29, 2009

    In keeping with this year's theme for the Army, "Year of the NCO," the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command has a message for his enlisted troops: "Go back to basics."

  • Army Field Band shares stage with Jazz greats

    Jun 29, 2009

    There was a lot of "looking up" going on when the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band performed at Music Education Week in Washington, D.C., for MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

  • Junior shooters get tips from Olympians at summer camp

    Jun 29, 2009

    For some kids, a chance to hang out with and pick the brain of a U.S. Olympian or Soldier would be the highlight of the summer.

  • Lamont takes helm of Army Manpower, Reserve Affairs

    Jun 26, 2009

    The new Army civilian chief who will oversee all civilian and military personnel interests for the active and Reserve force was welcomed to the Army at a Pentagon swearing-in by host Secretary of the Army Pete Geren today.

  • Fort Bliss switches from TRADOC to FORSCOM

    Jun 26, 2009

    The Fort Bliss commander and command sergeant major changed their shoulder sleeve insignia from Air Defense Artillery Center to U.S. Army Forces Command in a transfer of authority ceremony held at the Fort Bliss museum, June 25.

  • Schumacher nominated for ESPY Best Driver award

    Jun 26, 2009

    For the third straight year, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, has been nominated for the ESPY Best Driver Award.

  • Golden Knights seek candidates

    Jun 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team known as the Golden Knights is now seeking candidates for its 2009 assessment and selection, which will begin Sept. 8.

  • Afghanistan draws attention of Army counter-IED conference

    Jun 26, 2009

    Defeating improvised explosives devices and their support networks is the focus of Army's third counter-IED conference, July 28-30, in Charlottesville, Va.

  • Army chaplain, doctor comfort survivors of Metro crash

    Jun 26, 2009

    Several Walter Reed Army Medical Center staffers survived the deadliest accident in Washington Metrorail's 33-year history Monday.

  • VA begins stimulus payments to veterans

    Jun 25, 2009

    The first $250 payments to veterans as part of President Obama's recovery plan were sent Monday, and officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs said all payments will be distributed by June 30.

  • Army marksmen take home gold from Nationals

    Jun 25, 2009

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won six gold medals during the week-long U.S. Shooting National Rifle and Pistol Championships June 13-20.

  • Army trains SEALs in Northern Edge 2009

    Jun 25, 2009

    Soldiers at the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center participated in Exercise Northern Edge, June 17, by instructing a visiting Navy SEAL team on cold-weather river-crossing techniques.

  • Seven compete for Drill Sergeant of Year

    Jun 25, 2009

    Seven of the Army's best training NCOs from across the nation traveled to Fort Monroe this week to compete for the title of 2009 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Network-based field tests underway for BCT modernization

    Jun 24, 2009

    The U.S. Army is now conducting a series of high-tech network and equipment verification tests at its massive White Sands, N.M., test range as part of brigade combat team modernization.

  • Soldiers to help Tiger honor troops during PGA tournament

    Jun 24, 2009

    Tournament host Tiger Woods will honor wounded warriors on the first tee box during a patriotic salute to U.S. military personnel and their families to officially open the 2009 AT&T National PGA Tour event, July 1, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

  • Economy boosts recruitment numbers

    Jun 24, 2009

    The economy and related factors have buoyed the Army's recruitment efforts for 2009, say officials with U.S. Army Recruiting Command and the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception).

  • Two veterans send hundreds of packages to troops

    Jun 23, 2009

    Three hundred and fifty is a large number, and for retired Marine Don Downer it's a large part of what he does everyday.

  • Rules spelled out for G.I. Bill transferability

    Jun 23, 2009

    Beginning June 29, Soldiers can go online and elect to transfer their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to their spouse or children. Rules for transferring educational benefits under the "Post-9/11 Veteran's Education Assistance Act Of 2008," sometimes called the "Post-9/11 G.I. Bill," were spelled out June 23.

  • 22nd Chemical Battalion remembers Cameron's dad

    Jun 23, 2009

    Two days before Father's Day, 5-year-old Cameron Jessen came to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to dedicate the 22nd Chemical Battalion's renovated conference room in the name of his father who was killed in Iraq.

  • SEALs train with Army pilots in Northern Edge

    Jun 23, 2009

    A Navy SEAL team worked with Army pilots in a training evolution of Exercise Northern Edge 2009, designed to promote and develop interoperability between the two branches.

  • Soldier wins gold at World Cup

    Jun 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Hadden of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit prevailed at the 2009 San Marino World Cup competition, earning the gold medal in the Trap event.

  • Amputee combat vets return to Iraq for 'proper exit'

    Jun 23, 2009

    Six amputee combat veterans put their uniforms back on and returned to Iraq Sunday for the first time since sustaining their injuries in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Working to save best parts of Future Combat Systems

    Jun 23, 2009

    Assigned since July 2008 as deputy program manager for the Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team-Network Integration, Brig. Gen. Lee Price has been overseeing a program that is facing its own demise. "FCS will be terminated," she said, speaking to about 250 business and industry executives at a membership luncheon for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Women in Defense on June 18 at the Huntsville Marriott. "FCS consists of 14 different combat vehicles, eight of those are manned combat vehicles. We are trying to figure out how these systems can be worked into the current formation."

  • Army's increased emphasis on safety has reduced accidental deaths since 2005

    Jun 23, 2009

    In the past several years, Army efforts to increase safety has decreased the number of Soldier deaths due to off-duty activities such as motorcycling.

  • Army Reserve holds initial IRR Muster in Tampa

    Jun 23, 2009

    In the first of many to come, the U.S. Army Reserve Command held the initial Individual Ready Reserve Muster here in May. The IRR Muster will be an annual event, held at various locations around the country, where Soldiers assigned to the IRR report to a central location in order to maintain accountability and update their files.

  • National Guard tests emergency response at Vigilant Guard

    Jun 22, 2009

    The National Guard tested its emergency response capabilities and strengthened its relationships with other emergency response agencies last weekend at Vigilant Guard 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Transcontinental convoy rolls through Iowa

    Jun 22, 2009

    More than 200 people greeted the 2009 MVPA convoy when it rolled through drizzling rain into Clinton, Iowa, on its re-creation of the 1919 convoy, which set the foundations for our modern interstate highway system.

  • USASMA hands out diplomas to 274 Nonresident Course students

    Jun 22, 2009

    Filling the seats of the Kenneth W. Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Friday, 274 Sergeants Major Nonresident Course (NRC) students ended an educational trek that took some almost two years to complete. The ceremony marked the culmination of long-distance instruction that parallels that of the resident course curriculum, but is designed for those master sergeants, first sergeants, sergeant majors and command sergeant majors whose jobs or career paths made it difficult to complete the nine-month resident course.

  • Commentary: Old-fashioned reg knowledge sparks smoke

    Jun 22, 2009

    What happened to the good-old days, when Army regulations, field manuals and standard operating procedures were regarded as more than just booster seats for second lieutenants'

  • Aca,!EoeAmalgam DartAca,!a,,c tests NORTHCOMAca,!a,,cs air defense

    Jun 22, 2009

    Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors tested months of planning and preparation, June 18-20, with a major U.S. Northern Command air defense exercise.

  • Reliving the 1919 Army Transcontinental Convoy 90 years later

    Jun 19, 2009

    Nearly 90 years ago on July 7, 1919, the country's first Army transcontinental convoy of 81 brand new military vehicles departed from mile marker zero near the White House heading cross-country via the Lincoln Highway to San Francisco, Calif.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 19, 2009

    Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, director of the Army Staff, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston lead the annual Army Birthday Run at Fort Myer, Va., June 19.

  • Army takes steps in H1N1 prevention

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army is currently taking steps to help prevent and stop the spread of the H1N1 virus for Soldiers at home and abroad.

  • Army seeks nominees for outstanding electronic warfare unit

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Army Electronic Warfare Division at the Pentagon is currently soliciting nominations for the 2009 Army Outstanding Unit Award.

  • Soldiers, singers, songwriters, help tell Army story

    Jun 19, 2009

    During Army's birthday this year, the service is celebrating the noncommissioned officer, the support of families to the warfighter, and a rich Army heritage of more than 200 years -- all stories worth telling...

  • Soldiers can find housing online

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers looking for an easy way to find safe, reputable housing at their new duty station -- before they arrive -- can visit their local housing office and ask for information about the Automated Housing Referral Network.

  • Army song writer salutes service's birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 18, 2009

    Harold W. Arberg, the man who wrote the lyrics to the Army song, attended a special Army birthday edition of the Twilight Tattoo Wednesday night before a capacity crowd of VIPs, World War II veterans and schools students from around the country.

  • Hundreds gather to plan Army Reset for Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 18, 2009

    Key Army leaders and planners gathered in the football-field-sized Atlanta convention center Wednesday to focus on reintegrating Soldiers and families, and preparing Army units for future operations.

  • Two Soldiers take fourth place at U.S. National Boxing Championships

    Jun 18, 2009

    First Lt. Michael Benedosso and Spc. Adrian Ghisoiu finished fourth in their respective weight classes in the 2009 U.S. National Boxing Championships June 8-13 at Denver Coliseum.

  • 'Advise & Assist' brigade meets with transition teams

    Jun 17, 2009

    Transition teams throughout southern Iraq attended a conference June 12, at Contingency Operating Base Adder.

  • Army taking first steps to replace cancelled manned ground vehicle

    Jun 17, 2009

    The Army is committed to providing Soldiers with a ground combat vehicle, despite the recent cancellation of the eight manned ground vehicles from the Future Combat Systems program.

  • FCS transitioning to BCT Modernization Strategy

    Jun 17, 2009

    The Army's Future Combat Systems program is transitioning to a Brigade Combat Team Modernization Strategy, according to officials testifying before a Senate Armed Services subcommittee Tuesday.

  • Government charge cards can now be used for moving expenses

    Jun 17, 2009

    Soldiers and Army civilian employees can now use their government travel charge card for relocation expenses when moving from one command to another.

  • 'America's Army 3' brings new features to game

    Jun 16, 2009

    Thousands of gamers will be able to play "America's Army 3," the newest version of the Army's popular video game, beginning today.

  • PEO Soldier showcases gear at Pentagon

    Jun 16, 2009

    A water-cooled vest can take the heat off in Iraq -- making Soldiers more comfortable, and extending mission times.

  • Army War College grad tackles assignment in space

    Jun 16, 2009

    Col. Tim Kopra is scheduled to leave Earth behind when Shuttle Flight 127 launches from the Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, headed for the International Space Station.

  • Secretary Geren celebrates Army birthday with Army children

    Jun 15, 2009

    As the Army celebrated 234 years of service, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren stopped by Fort Myer's Cody Child Development Center Monday to make sure the youngest members of the Army family were appreciated.

  • Army celebrates 234th birthday at Pentagon

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army kicked off the celebrations of its 234th birthday at the Pentagon June 12 with senior leaders praising the noncommissioned officer corps, a cake-cutting, Program Executive Office Soldier demonstration and a display of antique Army vehicles which are participating in the reenactment of the 1919 Army transcontinental convoy from Washington to San Francisco.

  • Procurement changes lead to more effective munitions in Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army has made significant changes to the processes used in procuring non-standard ammunition that have resulted in improved reliability and quality.

  • New York celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army's 234th birthday was celebrated in New York City with a wreath ceremony at the USS Intrepid, ringing of the closing bell Friday at the New York Stock Exchange and an Army Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium Sunday.

  • Warrant officers graduate from ILE pilot program

    Jun 15, 2009

    Five U.S. Army warrant officers joined more than 930 Army, sister-service, international and interagency students in graduating from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course, June 12.

  • Army takes top honors at 50th Interservice Pistol Championships

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army "Blue" team, made up of Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, took home top honors in the overall team championship at the 50th Interservice Pistol Championships last week, and the South Carolina National Guard won for best post/station team.

  • Army wins three Effie Awards for marketing

    Jun 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army was honored June 3 with three Effie Awards for brand marketing success at the 41st annual Effie Awards ceremony.

  • Transcontinental military convoy departs D.C. bound for San Francisco

    Jun 13, 2009

    Mid-morning June 13, history began to repeat itself as antique military vehicles from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association began winding its way through downtown Washington, D.C., on the first leg of a journey that will take the drivers 3,251 miles in 26 days traveling at about 35 mph to San Francisco, Calif.

  • Army moves to privatize on-post lodging

    Jun 12, 2009

    Soldiers in a temporary duty or permanent change of station status who need lodging on Army installations will begin to see improvements in those accommodations as the service moves to privatize lodging at 10 posts beginning Aug. 15.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Funeral

    Jun 12, 2009

    Maj. George Edward Wahlen was buried June 11th in Ogden, Utah after an extensive military career spanning three branches of the military. At age 17, Wahlen was trained as an aircraft mechanic, and he worked at Hill Field in Utah as a crew chief for the United States Army Air Corps. He volunteered for the draft, hoping to work on aircraft, but became a Navy Corpsman. Wahlen also volunteered for combat duty with the United States Marine Corps, and was attached to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division, and participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945. He was awarded the Medal Of Honor by President Harry S. Truman on October 5, 1945 for his service. He later re-enlisted in the United States Army, where he served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired with the rank of Major after being awarded a Purple Heart and serving in all four branches of the United States Military. Wahlen is receiving a burial with full military honors.

  • Paratroopers remember the fallen with sculpture

    Jun 12, 2009

    Paratroopers of the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) and their guests conducted a memorial ceremony to dedicate a bronze sculpture of boots, upturned rifle and helmet and to read a roll-call of 7 Soldiers who have died while serving with the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) in the past year.

  • Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

    Jun 12, 2009

    As the number of Soldiers committing suicide continues to rise, the Army's suicide prevention campaign is shifting its focus to junior leaders in an effort to arm them with the tools they need to help their Soldiers before a problem reaches a tragic end.

  • Special need child scores with help of Soldier

    Jun 12, 2009

    Thanks to the help of a dedicated coach and Soldier, a determined 12-year-old has been doing something no one thought possible: playing soccer.

  • Unique Soldiers help alleviate combat stress

    Jun 12, 2009

    Black Labrador retrievers serve their country by providing combat stress therapy to fellow Soldiers while deployed. The dogs were donated and trained by America's VetDogs, an organization dedicated to training dogs to serve the special needs of Soldiers.

  • Army, U.K. forces successful in future network interoperability testing

    Jun 12, 2009

    Both representatives of the U.S. Army and the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence have said recent Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization network interoperability tests between the two partner nations have proven successful.

  • Web standards order opens some social networking sites in CONUS

    Jun 12, 2009

    Soldiers at some Army installations can now view their Facebook pages as well as select other social media Web sites from Army networks.

  • Fort Riley celebrates Army, 1st ID Birthdays

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Army's birthday and the 1st Infantry Division's birthday are less than a week apart, so the "Big Red One" and Fort Riley split the difference and held a joint birthday ceremony on June 11. The Army turns 234 years old on June 14. The 1st Inf. Div., the longest serving division in the US Army, was organized on June 8, 1917, as the 1st Expeditionary Division.

  • Year of the NCO Spotlight: The Pride of a Soldier

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Non-Commissioned Officer can take on an infinite number of tasks: mentor, leader, friend, Family Member and even scapegoat. In front of every Soldier is an NCO ready to face the onslaught of daily life both on post and in the field. For Sgt. Crystal Winn, work at 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's S4 is no easy task. As a Logistic Supply Sergeant she is responsible for getting each unit in the brigade their supplies

  • NTC and Green Flag West provide joint air attack team training

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Operations Group at the National Training Center here, the Air ForceAca,!a,,cs Green Flag West at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and U.S. Joint Forces CommandAca,!a,,cs Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team are working closely together to prepare Army and Air Force personnel for the rigors of combat in irregular warfare environments, according to senior leaders at NTC.

  • Wounded Warriors visit SMDC/ARSTRAT for Army Birthday

    Jun 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command celebrated the Army Birthday on June 11 in Huntsville, Ala. with a presentation of historical documents and a ceremony honoring Wounded Warriors.

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