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  • It's Earth Day: Share Army commitment, make small changes

    Apr 25, 2016

    April 22 is Earth Day around the world, and the Army celebrates by focusing attention on its environmental program and renewing its commitment to protect the public resources entrusted to military care.

  • Credit score is credibility in world of personal finance

    Apr 25, 2016

    Learning how credit works is imperative to being fiscally sound. Whether you are the President of the United States or a regular guy or gal, your credit score is your mark of excellence.

  • Wanted: talented cyber operators

    Apr 25, 2016

    Regarding cyber, "we are training in the dozens and our adversaries are training in the thousands," said Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, referencing what he heard at a cyber briefing at Carnegie Mellon, one of the top cyber-security universities in the world.

  • Cyber Shield 2016 expands training opportunities

    Apr 25, 2016

    Cyber warriors from across the country gathered at Camp Atterbury, Ind., April 18 to kick off Cyber Shield 2016, a defensively focused U.S. Army National Guard cyber training exercise designed to educate and enhance cyber-capable forces.

  • SMDC welcomes Cyber Integration director

    Apr 25, 2016

    SMDC welcomes new Cyber Integration director

  • Fort Bragg General Emphasizes Warfighter Mission Command, Rapidly Deployable Technologies for Future

    Apr 25, 2016

    "Having a 'fight-tonight-mindset' is at the heart of what Army readiness is about," a Fort Bragg general told more than 500 military communicators, information-technology professionals and Soldiers during an April 19-21 symposium in Fayetteville, N.C. "Our whole warfighting concept across the U.S. Army is about rapid deployment, expeditionary operations in a very austere environment."

  • USASOC promotes motorcycle safety

    Apr 21, 2016

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- According to the Snell Memorial Foundation, a not-for-profit, helmet safety organization, per vehicle mile, the risk of death is about 20 times higher for motorcyclists than for passenger car occupants in a traffic accident.

  • Critical infrastructure vulnerable to attack, says NSA leader

    Apr 21, 2016

    "There's no doubt that Chinese military planners understand the importance of industrial control systems and the critical infrastructure they control," said Rick Ledgett, deputy director, National Security Agency.

  • Following rape, 'runner' rather than 'victim' defines survivor's identity

    Apr 21, 2016

    Monika Korra was raped in December 2009, after leaving a party with her friends.

  • Department of the Army Updates and Publishes Army Regulation 525-15, "Software Reprogramming for Cyb

    Apr 19, 2016

    In response to the emerging concept of Cyber Electromagnetic Activities, or CEMA, Headquarters, Department of the Army recently updated, renamed, and published Army Regulation 525-15, formerly entitled "Software Reprogramming Policy for Electronic Warfare and Target Sensing Systems". With a new title of "Software Reprogramming for Cyber Electromagnetic Activities" and an effective date of 19 March 2016, the revised regulation focuses on supporting the integrated, multi-mission nature of CEMA through sustainment of the CEMA-enabling software-based systems.

  • Distracted Driving - R U @ Risk?

    Apr 18, 2016

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens who text or gab excitedly with each other while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone -- maybe even you.

  • Louisiana National Guard's cyber defense gets tested

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Louisiana National Guard's cyber protection teams, in partnership with state and federal government officials, came together at Louisiana State University's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute in Baton Rouge, to participate in a Vigilant Guard exercise to rehearse and demonstrate the capabilities of maintaining cyber security.

  • Cyber School students apply wireless training to the field

    Apr 15, 2016

    Twenty Soldiers attending the first Cyber Basic Officer Leaders Course made history for the U.S. Army Cyber School as they participated in a combined tactical and technical field exercise. This exercise trained them in the troop leading procedures and operations order process and culminated with neutralizing a target wireless intranet.

  • Nation committed to bringing home missing heroes

    Apr 13, 2016

    USASAC employee Andy Hollingsworth was instrumental in bringing one of the Green Berets' most legendary Soldiers home.

  • Providing the Technical Glue for the Army's Network

    Apr 11, 2016

    When purchasing a new car, most people do not think of the individual components. They give even less thought to the engineering efforts required between each. As long as the vehicle is comfortable, reliable and performs well, they are ready to make a deal.

  • A Senseless Loss

    Apr 11, 2016

    As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • IMCOM supports cyber growth infrastructure

    Apr 8, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl and Maj. Gen. Lawarren Patterson recently co-chaired the sixth Cyber Installation Support Summit at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters.

  • Online conduct can have far-reaching effects: Think, Type, Post

    Mar 25, 2016

    The Army spelled out its online discipline policy last year in an "All Army Activities" message defining online misconduct. While the message is primarily of interest to Soldiers, it also has implications for civilians, contractors and family members.

  • Signal regiment honors Hollywood director

    Mar 23, 2016

    The signal regiment has commissioned many officers throughout its 156 years of existence, including five recipients of the Medal of Honor. However, few are probably aware that a renowned Hollywood director graced the ranks as a signal officer during World War II and had a lasting impact on American soldiers involved in the conflict.

  • Army Cyber Command leader: protecting systems, networks vital for Army readiness

    Mar 23, 2016

    "Protecting and defending Army networks and networked systems, including our platform systems, is vital for future Army readiness, mission command, and our ability to conduct joint Unified Land Operations," said Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commanding general of Army Cyber Command and Second Army, at the Association of the U.S. Army's Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., March 15.

  • Sons of Safety

    Mar 22, 2016

    While in Afghanistan, every Thursday night I would get together with three friends and watch "Sons of Anarchy," a television show about the exploits of an outlaw motorcycle gang. After about six months of watching, we decided we all needed to buy motorcycles when we returned home. We figured our buddy, Dustin, who was an experienced rider, would be a good person to give us some guidance. While his advice was sound, our execution was a bit questionable.

  • Command Web: Visualizing the battle space

    Mar 22, 2016

    Trekking through rough terrain in combat situations, Army engineers provide survivability, mobility and counter mobility data in support of military operations around the globe. Soon, these engineers will be able to input, share and view data with a new suite of engineering applications.

  • Zika Virus and You

    Mar 22, 2016

    There is an ongoing outbreak of a mosquito borne viral illness called Zika in South America, the Caribbean and Central America, including the U.S. territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

  • Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction

    Mar 21, 2016

    The very nature of our profession as Soldiers -- training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment -- practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress. The latest data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch indicates that in 2014, more than 200 Soldiers suffered from heat stroke and another 1,200 suffered from other less severe forms of heat illness that required medical attention and led to lost duty time. It may be unrealistic to hope for zero heat illnesses, but through proper training, education and preparation we can minimize the number of Soldiers who suffer from a serious or even fatal heat illness.

  • Reserve Soldier makes history at 94th Training Division

    Mar 19, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va.- With March being Women's History Month, Command Sgt. Maj. Sharon Campbell made history by becoming the 94th Training Division's first female senior enlisted advisor. She replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Arlindo Almeida during a change of responsibility ceremony here at the Wylie Hall, March 18, 2016. Brig. Gen. Steven W. Ainsworth, the division commander, administered the COR ceremony, which serves the dual function of honoring the departing command sergeant major and officially recognizing the incoming as the command's top enlisted Soldier.

  • APG SHARP forum puts focus on victim advocate self-care

    Mar 18, 2016

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 17, 2016) -- In an effort to sustain a ready and resilient Army workforce, Team APG hosted a SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention) Forum and breakfast at the main post chapel here, March 9.

  • Commentary - Are you ready?

    Mar 17, 2016

    If your life ended tomorrow, how prepared would your Family be?

  • 'You can't surge character'

    Mar 17, 2016

    What's the most important attribute a young leader should seek out that will help him or her succeed in the future and win in an increasingly complex world? asked a cadet. "Being leaders of character," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn responded.

  • Leadership development key to building readiness

    Mar 17, 2016

    People are the Army's advantage. That was the message attendees of the Association of the U.S. Army's 2016 Global Force Symposium and Exposition walked away with Thursday following the panel discussion, "People are our Advantage: The Impacts of Leader Development on Readiness."

  • Army Civilian Education: The path to your future

    Mar 16, 2016

    There are numerous education and professional development opportunities for Department of the Army civilians at Fort Benning. If you feel like you have progressed as far as you can, or that your current job does not challenge you to your full potential, then check out the education and professional development opportunities available at There is a myriad of courses that offer civilian leader development, competitive professional development, career program training and academic degree training programs. If you're interested - discuss developmental opportunities with your supervisor and include them in your Individual Development Plan. Leaders, both military and civilian, play a pivotal role in the professional development of their civilian subordinates. The Individual Development Plan is the tool that guides this process and allows commanders and supervisors to ensure each of their employees is on a path to a successful future.

  • Soldiers urged to prepare for upcoming heat

    Mar 16, 2016

    As March comes to a close, intense heat and humidity will soon become the norm at Fort Benning, and Soldiers need to prepare.

  • Chief of Public Affairs talks leadership with Soldiers

    Mar 16, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Malcolm Frost, chief of U.S. Army Public Affairs, visited Fort Benning March 10 and spoke to Soldiers and civilians about leadership and telling the Army's story.

  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 15, 2016

    Warmer weather is upon us which usually means the Fort Rucker population will soon be heading outdoors to partake in all sorts of activities, ranging from a simple playground visit, sports or an evening motorcycle ride. March is brain injury awareness month, so now is the time to become more aware of the causes, symptoms and prevention of traumatic brain injuries.

  • CECOM Announces Inaugural Class to CECOM Hall of Fame

    Mar 15, 2016

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), APG, Maryland, today announced its Inaugural Induction Class into its newly-created CECOM Hall of Fame.

  • Rapid Vehicle Provisioning System improves readiness and security

    Mar 14, 2016

    The Army's new Rapid Vehicle Provisioning System (RVPS) reduces the time it takes to provision a brigade's approximately 70 networked vehicles from four weeks to less than five days.

  • Basic firearm safety starts with owner, proper training

    Mar 11, 2016

    So you got a new gun for Christmas or maybe you gave your child his or her first Red Ryder BB gun. Whether you are a first-time gun owner or seasoned firearms enthusiast, you are in a powerful position of responsibility. As such, we should always be ready to review basic/common sense firearm information and discuss how we can continue to enjoy our firearm responsibly.

  • Heart attack survivor tells all, gives advice

    Mar 11, 2016

    How does a health conscious, workout crazy, health food eating, gym rat have a heart attack? It wasn't easy. And involves all the wrong numbers. RJ Dyrdek is the energy manager for the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Knox and is well regarded as an installation energy conservationist. He is a husband, father, and--a heart attack survivor. This is his story.

  • Civilian Employees learn to improve work, personal lives through character strength training

    Mar 10, 2016

    Our individual experiences, beliefs and values are part of shaping every aspect of our personalities, and they have a great impact on the decisions we make. As each of us learns and grows, these factors lead us in developing our own unique character strengths -- the qualities that impact how we interact with others at work and in our personal lives.

  • Army's first woman cannoneer finishes top of class

    Mar 10, 2016

    The Army's first woman cannon crewmember is set to graduate Advanced Individual Training March 11, 2016, as the distinguished honor graduate.

  • Barker a witness to technology changes

    Mar 10, 2016

    Eva Barker began work in the U.S. Army Communications Command, a tenant activity at Anniston Army Depot, in May 1974. Barker is a second generation depot employee. Her father came to work at the installation in the 1940s and retired before her career began. She was selected as a clerk typist and worked in support of the telephone operations. Now, Barker is the chief of the Work Planning and Control Division in the Directorate of Information Management.

  • Parents: Do you know where your children areā€¦ online?

    Mar 9, 2016

    Parenting an adolescent has never been easy, and keeping up with the technology that your children are using complicates parenting considerably. Children today are technology natives, having grown up with computers, smart phones, and other smart technologies- they are increasingly much more tech savvy than their parents. While this creates numerous opportunities for young people in ways that older generations may not yet be able to even imagine, it also creates some considerable hazards that are important for parents to be aware of.

  • Centennial of the Pancho Villa raid on New Mexican town

    Mar 9, 2016

    On March 9, 1916, the pounding of hooves broke the early-morning silence as mounted riders descended on Columbus, New Mexico.

  • 2016 Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

    Mar 9, 2016

    Financial security is a key element of a ready and resilient force. The Army Emergency Relief (AER) annual campaign is conducted from March 1st through May 15th in order to increase Soldier awareness of this benefit, as well as to provide an opportunity for Soldiers to donate and be able to help their fellow Soldiers. Local commanders can adjust their campaign dates as their mission dictates.

  • Acquisition forecast event attracts area business leaders

    Mar 9, 2016

    More than 150 business representatives from the San Antonio metropolitan area met with Army contracting officials March 2 to hear about upcoming contracting opportunities during the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sam Houston acquisition forecasting open house for fiscal 2016.

  • FORSCOM, TRADOC leaders discuss "Soldier 2020" implementation, physical fitness standards

    Mar 9, 2016

    Leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command and Training and Doctrine Command discussed "Soldier 2020" during a senior leader summit panel discussion for the two commands here at Gen. George C. Marshall Hall.

  • Soldier 'Digital Job Book' goes online

    Mar 9, 2016

    "Job books" will return to the Army at the end of this month, in digital form, allowing Soldiers to track such things as physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes, and unit training schedules.

  • US Army Cyber Command spurs collaboration with industry, academia

    Mar 7, 2016

    U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army is kicking off new initiatives to help realize the Secretary of Defense's vision for greater collaboration between DoD and Silicon Valley.

  • Army Directive 2016-09: Maternity Leave Policy

    Mar 4, 2016

    The Army Directive 2016-09 regarding the Army's new maternity leave policy, was signed by Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy, March 1, 2016, is in line with a DOD-wide policy announced, Jan. 28, by Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

  • Workforce success = understanding, embracing team member differences

    Mar 4, 2016

    Identifying, understanding, appreciating and making the most of employee differences within teams and across the organization was the theme echoing throughout two interactive, engaging, laughter-filled presentations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Director of Human Resources Sue Engelhardt.

  • Four-legged Caisson platoon vets looking for a new home

    Mar 3, 2016

    Dogs and cats are not the only "furiends" who are looking for their "furever" homes.

  • WOW!!!

    Mar 3, 2016

    As part of Women's History Month, Army Logistics is honoring the contributions of women like the 85,000 Women Ordnance Workers who helped improve logistics for Soldiers on the battlefield.

  • Helping hand: Resources assist special-needs families

    Mar 3, 2016

    A new web-based resource aims to help both Army staff and parents gain a clear understanding of special education requirements and services and how they work.

  • Toolkit improves cybersecurity

    Mar 2, 2016

    The capability will rapidly provide unit commanders and program managers with current, comprehensive information on their cyber posture.

  • Federal employment challenges in the midst of force reduction

    Mar 2, 2016

    Former hiring manager: '70 to 100 federal job applications may only yield one to two interviews'

  • Are you getting enough ZZZs? Sleep like a baby with these top tips

    Mar 1, 2016

    It is time to tackle the epidemic no one talks about - lack of sleep! There are many things YOU can change to naturally increase the amount and quality of your sleep.

  • Eating right, reduce the risk of chronic disease

    Mar 1, 2016

    Eating right is an important part of feeling and looking your best. Also, healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools you have to reduce your risk of chronic disease.

  • SHARP: Breaking out of the box with creative training

    Mar 1, 2016

    Training requirements are a way of life, and it often seems like all the activities completed in a day are because of or in support of another training requirement. This is so much the case with online training that the mere mention of the need to log onto a computer and complete this training or that training is sure to elicit a sigh here, maybe a groan there. At the very least, an eyebrow might be raised at the request. In response to this lackluster response to online training, 1st Cavalry Division's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention Sexual Assault Response Coordinators have organized a more interactive approach to SHARP training, the Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment Awareness skit.

  • Army Emergency Relief Campaign begins 74th year March 1

    Mar 1, 2016

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona--Fort Huachuca formally opens its 40th Army Emergency Relief (AER) Campaign with a cake-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. March 3 at Army Community Service (ACS), Building 50010.

  • Strength in (small) numbers

    Mar 1, 2016

    The high-tech Army is creating opportunities as small businesses play an increasingly pivotal role in the evolution of the tactical network, and sensible use of the SBIR program is a strong reason why. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Women's History Month Message

    Mar 1, 2016

    Each year as part of Women's History Month, we honor the many trailblazers whose courage and conviction have enabled women everywhere to attain new heights in workplace equality and social advancement.

  • Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Army's efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a recent training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The cyber participation in the training was a key element in the Army's ongoing Cyber Support to Corps and Below pilot, designed to help the Army develop how it will build and employ cyber in its tactical formations.

  • Four reasons the upcoming NCO town hall matters to Soldiers

    Feb 29, 2016

    The command sergeant major who oversees the training and education for the backbone of America's Army will conduct the service's first live-streamed town hall focusing on noncommissioned officer development March 3 from 5-7 p.m. EST.

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

    Feb 29, 2016

    Receive National Level Certification in emergency preparedness.

  • Using Tele-health to connect to the future of health care

    Feb 25, 2016

    A pilot program allows emergency room patients at Fort Campbell to be seen by doctors hundreds of miles away at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon via tele-health.

  • 80th TC SHARP office empowers civilian counterparts

    Feb 21, 2016

    If a sexual assaulted victim ends up at the emergency room of a Richmond area hospital, chances are the hospital will call a victim advocate affiliated with The Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team to help that victim.

  • Deadlines approaching for officers, warrants, to apply for transfer to cyber branch

    Feb 18, 2016

    Deadlines are approaching for active Army commissioned and warrant officers interested in joining the Army Cyber Branch under two Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program efforts.

  • Zika Virus - What is it? What can you do?

    Feb 5, 2016

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus closely related to yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile viruses. A Zika virus outbreak was identified in Brazil in early 2015; since then, it has spread to more than twenty-five other countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

  • Army prepares to test enhanced network operation tools at NIE 16.2

    Jan 19, 2016

    To make it easier for Soldiers to manage the vast tactical communications network, the Army plans to operationally evaluate newly enhanced and simplified network operations tools during Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 this spring.

  • New 4ID Mission Command Element gets network infrastructure upgrades

    Nov 3, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, has said on a number of occasions, "If I can't communicate, then I can't command." The same holds true for the 4th Infantry Division as it establishes a new Mission Command Element (MCE) at Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany. In order to provide effective mission command over Regionally Allocated Forces (RAF) operating throughout Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the new command center needs the network infrastructure to be able to communicate.

  • Practice food safety during the holidays

    Nov 3, 2015

    Nothing draws us closer together than enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal with the ones we love, but things can take a turn for the worse if food safety is not kept in mind. Approximately 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness each year.

  • National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 3, 2015

  • Energy Studies Result in Tremendous Savings at West Point

    Nov 3, 2015

    "Energy security underwrites our unique ability to rapidly deploy, employ and sustain military forces around the globe. It's for that reason the Army is moving toward building resilience into our installations."

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Army Leaders's Veterans Day 2015 Message

    Nov 2, 2015

  • Leaders: Army must 'act differently' to modernize network, cyber

    Oct 15, 2015

    From training hundreds of highly specialized cyber Soldiers, to delivering wireless networking for command posts, to revamping communications infrastructure in Europe and Korea, the Army is moving out to execute its network modernization plans, senior leaders said.

  • WIN-T: Mobile network backbone for Army's Network Integration Evaluations

    Oct 11, 2015

    During Network Integration Evaluation, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, the Army's tactical communications network backbone supported an expanded exercise that included a coalition network, early entry airborne missions, and Army initiatives aimed at providing more expeditionary command posts.

  • "From the Inside" of cybersecurity awareness

    Oct 9, 2015

    For the Army, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this year's theme, "Stay Protected While Connected," emphasizes the importance of good online habits in protecting the Army network and the force. To do their part to promote cyber security, members of the U.S. Army Central network security office presented a different way of sharing cyber awareness information and tips with Soldiers and civilians.

  • Wi-Fi supports expeditionary command posts at NIE 16.1

    Oct 8, 2015

    By going wireless, command post set up and tear down times are reduced by hours, less cable and protective flooring have to be transported from location to location, but most importantly, units can leverage the full extent of their network mission command and communications capabilities much faster.

  • McHugh signs directive regarding breastfeeding, lactation support

    Oct 6, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has approved Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy).

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Operational Camouflage Pattern Uniform

    Oct 6, 2015

    Since the Army's 1 July 2015 update to PAM 670-1 (Guide to the Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia), Headquarters, Department of the Army has received a number of inquiries from the field; specifically regarding wear guidance for the Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform. In response to these inquiries, the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for dissemination down to the lowest level.

  • Expeditionary Communications in the Last Frontier: First Successful Deployment of WIN-T North of the

    Oct 6, 2015

    Charlie Company, 307th ESB was able to successfully establish Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) systems for the first time ever north of the Arctic Circle. But, as with doing anything for the first time came angst and unknown.

  • Army Safety and Occupational Health Leaders meet to chart way ahead

    Oct 5, 2015

    Leaders from the Army's Safety and Occupational Health community met at the Army Public Health Center headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Sept. 10 to develop a partnership strategy aimed at enhancing readiness and preserving capabilities across the force.

  • Leaving a Legacy: Wounded Warrior Retiring After Years of Inspiring Others

    Oct 2, 2015

  • Army-Navy Cup IV Postponed to Nov. 3

    Oct 2, 2015

    Army-Navy Cup IV Postponed to Nov. 3

  • Achieving best-in-class performance

    Oct 2, 2015

    Achieving "best-in-class" performance is more than a catchphrase. In a period of declining resources, improving the efficiency of the processes we use to generate and sustain Army forces is a moral imperative. Every dollar we save through improving process performance is a dollar available to address Army priorities--particularly readiness.

  • Modernizing the US Army: Balancing priorities and adapting to win in a complex world

    Oct 2, 2015

  • Region joins nation in launch of new health care classification system

    Oct 2, 2015

    The Regional Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional) launched a new classification system Oct.1, which coding experts say represents a significant change impacting the entire national health care community and could enhance the way health care professionals and hospitals provide health care delivery.

  • Hispanic Army Family proud of heritage, American citizenship

    Oct 2, 2015

    The smell of patelitos wafts through the air as the Army logistician prepares his uniform for school. As they start their day, he, originally from Cuba, and his Honduran wife, reflect on the importance of their respective Hispanic cultures and on being U.S. citizens during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Whatever it takes

    Oct 2, 2015

    The crowd shouted and cheered as each candidate pushed their limits, physically and mentally, to reach a goal and achieve what some have been striving for, for years.

  • BAMC holds annual event to celebrate cancer survivors

    Oct 2, 2015

    The 9th Annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration was held Sept. 26 at San Antonio Military Medical Center to honor cancer survivors and their families.

  • Civilian Wellness Program encourages healthy living at work

    Sep 30, 2015

    Employees looking to work some fitness into their day should consider the Civilian Wellness Program, which gives federal civilian employees an incentive to take part in physical fitness activities during work hours.

  • Cyber summit examines government, private industry partnership to stop 'Triangle of Pain'

    Sep 28, 2015

    Government partnership with private industry was one of the main topics covered at the "Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources in, from and through Cyberspace" summit held Sept. 22 and 23 here at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. More than 80 cyber experts working in government agencies and privately-owned companies from 22 countries attended the conference, sponsored by the U.S. European Command and Marshall Center.

  • Reserve Soldier imparts 'general' knowledge at Tuskegee University

    Sep 27, 2015

    When Maj. Gen. A. C. Roper graduated from high school at age 17, he wrote in his memory book that he wanted to be a police officer, he wanted to join the Army and he wanted to marry a sweet pretty woman who understood him. Today, the 51-year-old Reserve Soldier is the leader of approximately 7,000 Soldiers assigned to the 80th Training Command, and in his civilian capacity he's the Birmingham, Ala., police chief.

  • US, Dutch signaleers build communications interoperability

    Sep 21, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Royal Netherlands Army, are conducting combined communications training here as part of Exercise Strong Engineer, Sept. 8-18.

  • Army's Regional Hub Nodes to provide phone and internet service when disasters strike

    Sep 17, 2015

    In the wake of the recent anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, the Army is finalizing a new capability that will provide commercial phone and internet service to first responders when disaster strikes.

  • Dark journeys need company, support, encouragement

    Sep 17, 2015

    His journey as a chaplain started at Fort Irwin, California. It didn't take long for him to learn that phone calls after midnight were never good. Arriving at a home after a 2 a.m. phone call, he stepped up to the screen door and looking into the house. He could see the arms a spouse were wrapped in towels and blood soaked. Seeing him, she stood up. She looked him right in the eye and said something like, "You can keep me from bleeding, but you can't keep me from dying." And then collapsed unconscious on the floor.

  • Nanosatellites may soon communicate with Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2015

    Tiny Army satellites may someday provide Soldiers with voice, data and even visual communications in remote areas, which lack such communications.

  • Army Community Service to celebrate 50 years of service

    Jul 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Army Community Service turns 50 this month, and the Fort Drum ACS staff invites the community to join them in celebrating this milestone on July 24.

  • No excuse to be bored on Bragg

    Jul 16, 2015

    Do you find yourself sitting in front of the television or doing the same old boring activities every weekend? If that sounds like you, there is a possible way to spice up your free time.

  • Army entomologists release video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home

    Jul 15, 2015

    To better educate Army personnel on what they can do to protect against mosquito-borne disease, the Entomology Program of the Army Institute of Public Health has released a video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home.