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  • Furloughs to affect Army's behavioral health care

    Mar 13, 2013

    Upcoming furloughs for Army civilians, along with budget cuts, will affect the Army's ability to provide behavioral health care to Soldiers, an official said.

  • Campbell takes oath as Army's vice chief of staff

    Mar 11, 2013

    After receiving his fourth star, Gen. John F. Campbell was sworn in as the Army's 34th vice chief of staff by Secretary of the Army John McHugh at the Pentagon March 8.

  • Military culinary arts competition heats up at Fort Lee

    Mar 11, 2013

    Steamed opakapaka, scallops, profiteroles and stress were on the menu at the 2013 Military Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army chaplain to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Mar 11, 2013

    President Barack Obama announced March 11, 2013, that Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun will be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, April 11, for his actions leading up to his capture as a prisoner of war in North Korea.

  • Study finds Soldiers' PTSD diagnoses accurate

    Mar 9, 2013

    A report released March 8, 2013, by the Army's surgeon general found a high degree of validity in the service's diagnoses and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Fort Bragg brigade prepares for deployment to Kosovo

    Mar 8, 2013

    For the first time in more than 10 years, an active Army unit will lead the Kosovo peacekeeping operations in the Multi-National Brigade East area, taking over responsibility for the region from members of the South Carolina National Guard.

  • Funding for tuition assistance stops

    Mar 8, 2013

    Beginning March 8, 2013, funding for tuition assistance will cease and Soldiers cannot submit new requests for tuition assistance, according to Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy chief of staff, G-1.

  • First unit readies for Afghanistan with new network

    Mar 7, 2013

    When the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, deploy to Afghanistan this summer to assist in the drawdown of U.S. forces, they will be the first to use an on-the-move communications network that stays connected over vast distances, providing information throughout the brigade down to the lowest echelons.

  • Soldier Record Briefs to go online with new personnel, pay system

    Mar 7, 2013

    Soldier Record Briefs will be available online this fall with debut of the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army.

  • Cavalry scouts from Alaska take inaugural 'Gainey Cup'

    Mar 6, 2013

    Five cavalry scouts from U.S. Army Alaska won the inaugural Gainey Cup Competition, earning the right to call themselves the best cavalry scout team in the Army.

  • Army studies range from virtual marksmanship to waste water reuse

    Mar 6, 2013

    Army commands can start thinking now about submitting study proposals to the Army Study Program Management Office for consideration this summer.

  • CSA: Sequestration to have cumulative impact

    Mar 5, 2013

    One of the effects of sequestration, which went into effect March 1, 2013, could be the reduction of the Army's end strength by 100,000, including some Guard and Reserve, the Army's chief of staff told members of Congress.

  • CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials.

  • 'Attitude' survey now open to DA civilian workforce

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Army Civilian Attitude Survey, the Army's primary attitude and opinion poll of its DA civilian workforce, is open by email invitation worldwide.

  • Net Zero progress report due by end of 2013

    Mar 3, 2013

    During an overview of where the Army is headed in the evolution of its three "Net Zero" programs, the service's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment said the department will make available by the end of the year a progress report on all three programs.

  • Army Emergency Relief campaign underway

    Feb 28, 2013

    The annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign begins March 1, 2013, and continues through May 15, with this year's campaign slogan being: "Supporting Soldiers and their families -- yesterday, today and tomorrow."

  • Gen. Schwarzkopf laid to rest at West Point with honor, fond memories

    Feb 28, 2013

    Twenty-two years to the day when Operation Desert Storm ended, the general who commanded the coalition force ground offensive was laid to rest at West Point, N.Y. A memorial service for retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a U.S. Military Academy Class of 1956 graduate, was held at the Cadet Chapel, Feb. 28, 2013, with family, friends and colleagues in attendance.

  • Army Aviation looking to overcome 'degraded visual environment'

    Feb 27, 2013

    Army acquisition officials are pursuing solutions to help aircraft crews navigate through what is called a "degraded visual environment."

  • 1,300 individual mobilization augmentee positions open for Soldiers leaving active duty

    Feb 26, 2013

    As the Army begins downsizing, a personnel official said Soldiers who leave active duty should consider the opportunity to continue serving in the Army Reserve as individual mobilization augmentees.

  • 'Military Saves Week' challenges families to set goals

    Feb 26, 2013

    This week, U.S. service members around the world, along with their spouses and kids too, have been challenged to take a pledge to save money in their at-home budgets; to "Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically."

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Feb 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with leaders and Soldiers deployed to Regional Command -- South), Afghanistan, at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar and at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • SMA calls for Soldiers to maintain professionalism

    Feb 25, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler spent the day touring the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La., Feb. 21, 2013, getting a first-hand glimpse of training and visiting with Soldiers.

  • Furloughs could affect Guard techs, not active Soldiers

    Feb 25, 2013

    National Guard members nationwide, especially military technicians, could be affected by sequestration and the Defense Department's furlough of civilian employees without pay. Active-duty service members will not be furloughed, but dual-status military technicians of the National Guard are actually civilian employees who wear their uniforms on the job.

  • 'Gold Miners' bolster brigade's prospects for AFRICOM success

    Feb 23, 2013

    A team of 32 Soldiers, known as the "Gold Miners," are providing sustainment training and coaching this week in the Mohave Desert to troops of 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, which is the first unit to be regionally aligned to U.S. Africa Command.

  • 11th ACR testing 'Dagger' Soldiers for AFRICOM missions

    Feb 23, 2013

    Before the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team can qualify to become the first regionally aligned brigade assigned to U.S. Africa Command, they will need to deal with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

    Feb 22, 2013

    The reset of equipment returning from Afghanistan may be affected by sequestration, said the commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Army breaks ground on first privatized apartments for junior enlisted

    Feb 21, 2013

    Officials broke ground at Fort Meade, Md., Feb. 20, 2013, at the construction site of Reece Crossings, the Army's first on-post, garden-style apartment complex for unaccompanied junior-enlisted service members.

  • Foreign military sales growth area for Army

    Feb 21, 2013

    Selling military hardware to allied nations is a way to keep weapon production lines hot, ensure the viability of America's industrial base, and strengthen ties with the militaries that buy the equipment. Foreign military sales is a growth area for the future, and a good idea, said the commander of Army Materiel Command.

  • African nations to welcome 'Dagger' Brigade Soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    The United States has been asked by nations in Africa to assist in their training and other security requirements, said a battalion commander of 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

  • AUSA kicks off last winter symposium in Florida

    Feb 20, 2013

    For 14 years now the Association of the United States Army has held its winter symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but this year's event will be the last in the Sunshine State.

  • Pacific Region sweeps Army Athlete, Coach of Year awards

    Feb 20, 2013

    Soldiers from the Pacific Region swept the 2012 Army Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year awards.

  • Secretary notifies Congress DOD preparing for furloughs

    Feb 20, 2013

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.

  • Army must shift focus from execution to preparation

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Army must transition now from a force of execution to one of preparation, said the commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Future Soldiers will have flexible electronics everywhere

    Feb 19, 2013

    More than 10 years ago, Army researchers saw potential in flexible displays. With nothing in the marketplace, the Army decided to change that by partnering with industry and academia to create the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University.

  • For saving life, SOC sergeant earns Soldier's Medal

    Feb 19, 2013

    A Soldier with the Army Special Operations Command was awarded the Soldier's Medal, Feb. 13, 2013, for saving the life of a civilian in Spring Lake, N.C., by pulling her from the inside of her vehicle after she'd been in an accident that left her unconscious.

  • U.S., African partners ready for Central Accord 13

    Feb 19, 2013

    Months of long-distance planning and meetings evolved in recent weeks into an in-person partnership that will launch Central Accord 13. Activity peaked in Douala, Cameroon, during the past week as American and Cameroonian military partners completed final steps for welcoming about 750 U.S. and Cameroon service members, as well as neighboring country observers, for the Feb. 20 opening ceremony.

  • 'Unity of effort' critical to Army's future effectiveness

    Feb 15, 2013

    If one overarching theme came out of this week's Winter Wargame Unified Quest 2013, it was the need for greater "unity of effort" between the Army and its joint and coalition partners, according to one of the service's top planners.

  • SecArmy finds cost-effective training at Fort Sill

    Feb 15, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was briefed on how the Fires Center of Excellence uses different training environments to be more cost effective after a visit here, Feb. 6-7.

  • Soldiers should check tuition assistance status for their schools

    Feb 15, 2013

    Effective March 1, 2013, Soldiers will no longer receive tuition assistance if their college or university has not signed the Defense Department's "Voluntary Education Partnership" Memorandum of Understanding.

  • Common Operating Environment assists Army modernization

    Feb 15, 2013

    As the Army matures its Agile Process, steps are being taken to align systems engineering and integration in an effort to project and synchronize trends in technology and standards across Army programs.

  • Sequestration could mean delayed redeployment for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Feb 15, 2013

    The lack of an appropriations bill coupled with sequestration could eventually translate to Soldiers being delayed in their redeployment home from Afghanistan, the Army's chief of staff said.

  • Army leaders plan for uncertain future

    Feb 14, 2013

    More than 100 leaders from across the Army, the Department of Defense, academia, and think tanks, met here this week at the "Winter Wargame Unified Quest 2013" event to plan for the future of the Army -- from about 2020 to 2030.

  • State Partnership Program helping build relationships in Africa

    Feb 13, 2013

    A novel and flexible program managed by the National Guard is assisting U.S. Army Africa to create and maintain relationships with African partner nations.

  • Sequestration could mean training reduction for 80 percent of ground forces

    Feb 13, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff told lawmakers in very clear terms what budget reductions under sequestration would do to Soldiers and Army readiness, on Capitol Hill, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • CSA tells senators sequestration would impact readiness

    Feb 12, 2013

    Furloughs, budget cuts and curtailment of training could significantly impact Army readiness if sequestration is allowed to take place March 1, 2013, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told lawmakers Feb. 12, 2013.

  • Romesha inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Feb 12, 2013

    Just a day after the president placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, the noncommissioned officer was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon -- where the names and memories of all service members who have earned that honor have been enshrined.

  • Army's virtual recruiting team receives some 200 applications per day

    Feb 11, 2013

    Most people know the Army has hundreds of recruiting centers across the United States, but few realize there is also a Virtual Recruiting Center tucked inside the Recruiting Command headquarters, sifting through an average of 233 enlistment applications per day.

  • Rapid Equipping Force bringing 'solutions to battlefield'

    Feb 11, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force launched a website two weeks ago to solicit ideas and input from Soldiers, industry and tinkerers.

  • California Guardsman claims top honors at Small Arms Championship

    Feb 11, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Geoffrey Applegate won the overall individual championship, ending the reign of the competition's four-time defending champion and putting an exclamation point on an outstanding two-week run at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship.

  • Smart phone charging increases cyber threat

    Feb 8, 2013

    Smart phone owners with access to government computers in South Korea have rapidly become the number one group of cyber security violators at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • 'Partners in Care' goes nationwide

    Feb 8, 2013

    A faith-based program started by a Maryland National Guard chaplain is gaining momentum and expanding nationwide as part of a Defense Department initiative to meet the needs of service members in all branches of the military.

  • Vice president, wife visit wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Feb 8, 2013

    President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, Ph.D., visited with U.S. and coalition wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Feb. 3, 2013.

  • USO opens largest center at Fort Belvoir

    Feb 6, 2013

    The USO cut the ribbon on their new "Wounded Warrior and Family Center" at Fort Belvoir, Va., during a grand opening ceremony, Feb. 5, 2013.

  • Army partners with industry for vehicle efficiencies

    Feb 6, 2013

    The Army is partnering with the automotive industry and others in an effort to jump-start the development of more energy-saving and high-performance vehicles.

  • Camp Atterbury JMTC marks 10 years of Soldier training, mobilization

    Feb 6, 2013

    February 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Edinburgh, Ind., as a mobilization station in support overseas contingency operations and other missions around the world.

  • Divisions will get 9 Gray Eagles to train, but deploy with 12

    Feb 5, 2013

    The Army plans additional Gray Eagle units, one for each of 10 active-duty divisions, and several more for special operations units, aerial exploitation units and the National Training Center.

  • Exercise hones relief capabilities for Japanese, U.S. troops

    Feb 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) participated in the Japanese military's Sapporo Epicenter humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise, held at Camp Sapporo, Japan, Jan. 23-27, 2013.

  • Jill Biden visits Grafenwoehr

    Feb 4, 2013

    Jill Biden, Ph.D., wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spent a day visiting military families, teachers, students and Soldiers, Feb. 2, 2013, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Army exploring 'human dimension'

    Feb 4, 2013

    The Army realized in the early years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that in addition to conventional warfare, Soldiers were being asked to perform a lot of nontraditional functions, some of which they were often ill-equipped to do.

  • Double-arm transplant helps Soldier who lost limbs in Iraq

    Feb 1, 2013

    Former infantryman Brendan Marrocco has two arms again, real ones that he can already move, thanks to a double-arm transplant surgery performed at Johns Hopkins.

  • Army must complete analysis before opening jobs to women

    Feb 1, 2013

    Last month, the Secretary of Defense announced an end to the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Rule for female Soldiers. But the Army wants commanders in the field to know that it will be some time before they'll be able to make any changes in their units.

  • Valor Games quadruple opportunities for disabled vets, wounded warriors

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Valor Games Midwest, an adaptive sports competition for military veterans and service members with physical disabilities, have been expanded this year into the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest.

  • Recruiters to carry nation's colors at Super Bowl

    Jan 31, 2013

    Local service members will present the nation's colors to kick off Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans' Superdome, Feb. 3, 2013.

  • New York Guard to begin moving women into combat battalions

    Jan 30, 2013

    Women will be able to fill officer and noncommissioned officer positions in the New York Army National Guard's four combat battalions under a proposal announced by the Department of Defense and the Army to change the policy excluding women from ground combat units.

  • SMA explains way ahead for women in combat

    Jan 30, 2013

    "As an Army, we should be seeking the best qualified and most talented individuals and match them against the requirements for the Army, regardless of gender," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III.

  • Volunteers clean up Arlington National Cemetery

    Jan 29, 2013

    An estimated 3,000 volunteers showed up to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2013, to help clean up holiday wreaths which adorned gravesites for the past six weeks.

  • Applications for Tillman scholarships open until mid-February

    Jan 29, 2013

    Service members, veterans and their spouses have until Feb. 15 to apply for financial aid through the Tillman Military Scholars program.

  • 75-day leave carryover extended

    Jan 29, 2013

    The policy allowing service members to carryover up to 75 days of leave from one training year to another has been extended until Sept. 30, 2015.

  • Soldiers compete in bobsled world championships

    Jan 29, 2013

    Former Army bobsledder and reigning Olympic four-man world champion driver Steven Holcomb teamed with Steve Langton in the USA-1 sled to finish fourth in the two-man races Jan. 26 and 27 at the 2013 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in Moritz, Switzerland.

  • Army launches legal course for sergeants major

    Jan 29, 2013

    The "Command Sergeants Major Legal Orientation" three-day pilot course opened Jan. 29, 2013, at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School, on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. There were about 50 students in attendance.

  • Latino Inaugural Gala honors Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2013

    A number of Soldiers shared the Kennedy Center stage last week with stars like Eva Longoria, George Lopez and Antonio Banderas.

  • ISAF, NATO employ tactics against 'insider threats'

    Jan 28, 2013

    NATO military leaders addressed the "insider threat" challenge in Afghanistan during a conference, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Army advances Better Buying Power

    Jan 28, 2013

    The Army has achieved significant cost savings as result of Better Buying Power, an initiative aimed at improving the management of acquisition programs.

  • 500,000 AKO webmail users to move to DOD Enterprise Email in February

    Jan 28, 2013

    Approximately 500,000 Army AKO webmail users are scheduled to migrate to DOD Enterprise Email starting in February 2013. The group currently uses AKO webmail for their primary Army email, and they are one of the last large Army groups to migrate to DEE.

  • Soldiers compete for Team USA on road to Winter Olympics

    Jan 26, 2013

    Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are training and competing for spots on the U.S. Team for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Robots in operating rooms support rapid return to duty

    Jan 25, 2013

    Surgeons using robots in the operating room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation's largest military medical treatment facility, ensure many patients experience less pain, less blood loss, and shorter recovery times, according to the physicians and patients.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 25, 2013

    Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities, beginning Feb. 1, 2013.

  • CSA warns of budgetary 'perfect storm'

    Jan 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said the greatest threat to America's national security is fiscal uncertainty and potential shortfalls that could "hollow" out the force.

  • Army studying special operators' nutritional needs

    Jan 24, 2013

    A typical service member in garrison needs to consume about 3,250 calories a day for sustenance. Maj. Aaron Crombie, Ph.D., of the Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, is in the process of estimating how much more a special operator should eat.

  • Arlington Cemetery debuts upgraded welcome center

    Jan 24, 2013

    Arlington National Cemetery's endeavor to inform of its past and to educate visitors continued to move forward Jan. 20, 2013, with the official opening of a revamped welcome center.

  • Secretary of Defense rescinds 'Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule'

    Jan 24, 2013

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey signed a memo Jan. 24, 2013, paving the way for more women to serve in direct combat roles and in more military occupational specialties that are now open only to males.

  • 3 local Soldiers save another Soldier's life

    Jan 23, 2013

    Three local Soldiers, two from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and one from the 172nd Infantry Brigade, looked to their Army training, bravery and gumption to save a man's life after a train ran over him at the Hauptbahnhof in Nurember, Germany, Dec. 22, 2013.

  • Lab testing seeks data on modified gunner protection design

    Jan 23, 2013

    With a newly developed Virtual Environment Test Bed scientists and engineers at the Target Behavioral Research Laboratory at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., can record how Soldiers react and perform inside a newly modified Objective Gunner Protection Kit.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers march in Presidential Inaugural Parade

    Jan 23, 2013

    People from around the world turned on their television sets to watch the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21, but maybe none were more excited than a few people in the Ukraine waiting for that special moment during the Presidential Inaugural Parade when they would catch a glimpse of their loved one.

  • Concert for military kids kicks off inaugural weekend

    Jan 22, 2013

    Thousands of kids from around the country took in the musical performances of Usher, Katy Perry and Mindless Behavior as guests of Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, Ph.D., in advance of the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

  • Soldiers support Inaugural Parade

    Jan 22, 2013

    Army units led the Inaugural Parade for President Obama Jan. 21, 2013 and more than 2,100 service members marched in the parade. About 5,000 troops in all supported the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

  • Soldier relives traumatic experience, implores others to seek help

    Jan 22, 2013

    "I was driving my Ford station wagon across the Woodrow Wilson and was suddenly back in Da Nang."

  • Obama thanks service members, families at CINC Inaugural Ball

    Jan 22, 2013

    During the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C., some 4,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen gathered to help President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrate the start of his second term.

  • Army Ground Combat Vehicle acquisition strategy revised

    Jan 18, 2013

    The Ground Combat Vehicle acquisition strategy was modified, Jan. 17, 2013, to further reduce risk and maintain an affordable program.

  • White Sands home to Army's largest solar power system

    Jan 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 16, 2013, in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, White Sands commander, joined by Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • WWII Soldier, character actor Charles Durning to be interred at Arlington

    Jan 17, 2013

    Triple Purple Heart holder, Silver Star recipient and award-winning character actor Charles Durning, who died at 89 on Christmas eve of natural causes, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Feb. 21, 2013.

  • U.S. Institute of Peace working with Soldiers to stabilize Mideast

    Jan 17, 2013

    After his battalion worked in Iraq with the U.S. Institute of Peace, a wounded warrior was able to visit USIP's new Global Peacebuilding Center to learn about his unit's accomplishments.

  • Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training

    Jan 17, 2013

    In advance of possible extreme budget cuts that could arrive in March, Army leadership has called for an immediate hiring freeze and spelled out other pre-emptive measures meant to help the service prepare for a fiscal cliff.

  • FORSCOM hosts SMA Board of Directors meeting

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Sergeant Major of the Army Board of Director's meeting serves as an opportunity for the Army's senior enlisted leaders to come together and share current information about the Army, while discussing issues affecting Soldiers and Army Families, from the leader's perspective. The two-day session included briefings and discussion on topics such as personnel, operations, physical fitness, security and health.

  • Army helicopters aid stranded oil rig

    Jan 15, 2013

    A storm New Year's Eve ran an arctic drilling rig aground on an Alaskan island and two new Chinook helicopters from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, came to the rescue.

  • Army upgrades security, collaboration, home use with joint enterprise license

    Jan 15, 2013

    The Army, along with the Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency, will have access to the newest versions of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 8, under a $617 million joint enterprise license agreed to in December.

  • Military plays security support role for inauguration

    Jan 15, 2013

    Soldiers from around the nation will provide security assistance to the Secret Service, the FBI, the National Park Police and other law enforcement agencies during the 2013 inauguration event in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

  • Soldiers prep for presidential inauguration

    Jan 14, 2013

    The Army will play a major role in the 57th presidential inaugural, set for Jan. 21, 2013, and early Sunday morning, Soldiers participated in a full dress rehearsal, marching along Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street from Capitol Hill to beyond the White House.

  • Army's top general visits 2nd Infantry Division

    Jan 11, 2013

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff, and his wife, Linda, visited 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and their families at Camps Casey and Hovey, Jan. 11, 2013.

  • Conventional, special operations forces aviation to continue collaboration as Army downsizes

    Jan 11, 2013

    Army aviation special operations and conventional aviation forces will continue to collaborate and forge bonds that will become tighter as the Army downsizes, SOF and other commanders said Jan. 11, 2013, during the Association of the U.S. Army's annual Aviation Symposium and Exhibit.

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