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  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • Opportunities abound for those summer days

    Jun 17, 2014

    Summertime presents opportunities for travel, vacation and relaxation - which means it's time to find a fun location with discounts and good deals, while maintaining a budget.

  • Leaders: Network, cyber key to Force 2025

    Jun 17, 2014

    Networks and cyber are "the commander's business" today -- and will be fundamental to executing the vision of Force 2025, Army senior leaders said.

  • Wi-Fi, 4G LTE hits battlefield

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Army is introducing the power of 4G to the battlefield, providing coverage that stretches across a forward operating base so Soldiers can access mission information from their smartphones, not their desks.

  • 93rd Signal deems Fort Rucker Network Enterprise Center best

    Jun 13, 2014

    When it comes to winning awards, Fort Rucker is no stranger to the feat, and the installation's Network Enterprise Center continues that commitment to excellence with its most recent win.

  • Setting traps: Army invention helps prevent mosquito-borne disease

    Jun 13, 2014

    It took more than 20 years, but a device invented by Army entomologists to control the population of mosquitoes that carry diseases is now available to installations.

  • Army Materiel Command Executive Deputy Provides Civilians Career Guidance

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Army Materiel Command's executive deputy to the commanding general, John B. Nerger, conducted a career development forum to Headquarters, Joint Munitions Command employees here, June 11.

  • Consumer law -- what to do after you have paid off your mortgage?

    Jun 13, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- (June 13, 2014) Congratulations! You have just paid off your home mortgage. All done, right? Well, sort of. There are at least five key steps to insuring your mortgage free future is a bright one. First, get a "Satisfaction of Mortgage Statement." This is proof that your lender paid off the balance of your loan with your last regular payment or your bulk payment. This is the key document to have in your possession and should be kept with all of your important personal papers like your will, posers of attorney, birth certificates, passports and the like.

  • Don't let student loan debt get you in trouble

    Jun 13, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- In the last 30 years, the average tuition at a public four-year college has tripled. Accumulating too much student loan debt can present new college graduates with overwhelming monthly payments, subjecting them to a risk of default, poor credit, and other adverse financial consequences.

  • Bergdahl begins next phase of recovery in San Antonio

    Jun 13, 2014

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

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Korean American shares experiences during Fort Gordon observance

    Jun 9, 2014

    The 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical) hosted Fort Gordon's command program May 29 in Alexander Hall. "Mr. Eugene Yu is living the American dream," Edmonson said. "His is the life of an immigrant who came to the United States with nothing more than a dream and the promise of opportunity. The Yu family immigrated from South Korea to Augusta over 40 years ago and Eugene has called Georgia home ever since."

  • Soldier pursues dream while serving at Fort Gordon

    Jun 9, 2014

    Sergeant Darius Riggins works as a systems support specialist and writer/instructor during the day. At night, and occasionally well into the morning, he writes and performs music. Raised in Augusta, Georgia, Riggins, with 15th Regimental Signal Brigade, started his musical aspirations as a young child singing in his church choir. Soon after enlisting in the U.S. Army, Riggins moved to Korea in 2006. While stationed there, he met a musician who had a music recording studio, and he learned about the process of making music.

  • Army program goes green by recycling equipment

    Jun 6, 2014

    Recycling paper and plastic is one way to be more green. The Army, however, is going green on a different scale -- by recycling radio equipment.

  • Marines, Soldiers test new blue force tracking system at NIE 14.2

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army's next-generation situational awareness and friendly force tracking system received an unprecedented workout by Soldiers and Marines, during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which concluded May 22, 2014.

  • Are you walking the talk?

    Jun 5, 2014

    While it is disheartening to hear stories of junior enlisted Soldiers making poor decisions and paying for them with their lives, it is demoralizing to hear stories of Army leaders who do the same. Odds are the behaviors demonstrated by these Soldiers -- even the leaders -- were not first-time occurrences, and someone else probably had the opportunity to observe the behaviors in action. What do leaders convey to their Soldiers when they act irresponsibly? Perhaps some of the young Soldiers' poor decisions were a result of messages received from their leaders' actions.

  • The U.S. Army celebrates 239 years of service

    Jun 4, 2014

    On Saturday June 14th, we proudly celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Army. For more than two centuries, the Nation has entrusted the Army with preserving its peace and freedom, and defending its democracy.

  • How much fluid do I really need during my race or workout? Q's and A's

    Jun 4, 2014

    How much fluid do I really need to drink during my race or workout? This first response is now outdated, I'll share it anyway: Prior to 2007, guidelines from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Academy of Sports Medicine recommended the following:

  • The Transformational Power of a Solid Commander Chaplain Relationship

    Jun 4, 2014

    Chaplains are special staff officers who advise commanders on religion, ethics, morals, and morale. This article outlines best practices regarding the important relationship between chaplain and commander to proactively address issues and dynamics in their unit formations.

  • Advancing waveforms plays a key role in creating Army radio marketplace

    Jun 4, 2014

    The Army's goal to create a "radio marketplace" is becoming a reality as the Project Manager for Tactical Radios (PM TR) moves forward to procure next-generation radio hardware from multiple vendors. At the same time, the Army continues to advance the software so that all of these products can interoperate as part of a holistic, integrated network.

  • Army scientists teleport data to demonstrate potential for secure communications

    Jun 3, 2014

    Teleportation, a long-standing staple in the world of science fiction, has become a reality for scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md., in terms of battlefield data and image processing.

  • A program for our emerging leaders

    Jun 3, 2014

    Army acquisition career education and training update.

  • Bold Quest test ups ante at NIE with JOLTED TACTICS test

    Jun 3, 2014

    The international test and training event known as Bold Quest is leveraging the Network Integration Evaluation to test new systems, and changing the game for NIE participants.

  • Center offers post 9/11 GI Bill info

    Jun 3, 2014

    The post 9/11 GI Bill benefits can be challenging to understand, but that's one reason it's important to visit the Army Continuing Education System's education center for guidance.

  • Mmmm, blueberries season: Almost ripe for the pickin'

    Jun 3, 2014

    Have you made your Father's Day plans yet? I have a suggestion - blueberry picking in the morning and Robin Beach at Callaway Gardens in the afternoon. Sounds fun, right?

  • New leadership team for Pacific Signaleers

    Jun 2, 2014

    The 311th Signal Command (Theater) welcomed a new leadership team for the Soldiers and Civilians supporting the Army's Signal mission throughout the Pacific region during two official ceremonies on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle Parade Field Wednesday, May 28.

  • Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

    May 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 30, 2014) -- A Soldier's day is chock-full of activities, from physical training and inspections, to tactics and job-specific tasks. Despite busy schedules, Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders -- in his case branch or division chiefs -- to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • Fighting suicide: spotlight on male Soldiers

    May 30, 2014

    June is Men's Health Month and an opportunity to focus on our male Soldiers.

  • Army launches Performance Triad

    May 30, 2014

    Army Medicine wants to reach beyond the physical boundaries of its medical treatment facilities to educate and generate commitment to healthier living. The Performance Triad is a practical, simple approach to enjoying good health by focusing on three key components -- sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • New satellite program of record increases capabilities, rapid response

    May 29, 2014

    When equipped with the latest, suitcase-sized satellite communications equipment, Soldiers will be able to connect to the Army's high capacity network anytime, anywhere.

  • Signal Soldiers Compete for Best Warrior

    May 28, 2014

    Commitment to excellence, desire to succeed, and an unquenchable thirst to improve. Six Soldiers and NCOs of the 311th Signal Command (SC) said these were the motivations that drove them to be recognized and selected to compete in this year's annual Best Warrior Competition (BWC), May 9-13, 2014.

  • Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

    May 27, 2014

    With an unprecedented level of Joint and international involvement, Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations which focused on improvement and simplification of the Army's networked capabilities, came to a close May 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Heroes recognized for valorous actions in combat

    May 27, 2014

    "We all understand this is a possibility, to get injured or killed, its what we volunteered for -- that doesn't mean that it's easy." The above quote was a comment Capt. Brian Kitching, the former commander Company B "Bayonets", 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment "Desert Rogues", 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, made when discussing the actions of Sgt. Thomas Evans, a native of Trenton, New Jersey, and Spc. Dustin Smothers, a native of Jasper, Alabama, two awardees from the Bayonets who were awarded the Bronze Star Medal with 'V' device for Valor here at an award ceremony held at the Desert Rogues' motor pool here, May 16.

  • Summer is a time to play it safe

    May 27, 2014

    With true Army resiliency on display, organizers simply moved the event, which had been scheduled to take place outside, to two indoor locations on the Fort Myer side of the joint base - the community center and Conmy Hall. Soldiers lined the inside of the community center to learn more about safety from not only the installation's safety office, but from organizations like the USO, the American Red Cross and the Arlington County Health Department. Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers also had an information table inside the building. The annual event is hosted by the joint base and the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • The mysteries of Section 15: Infants, POWs mark unique section of Arlington National Cemetery

    May 27, 2014

    Between Arlington National Cemetery's Selfridge and the Old Post Chapel Gates, the inscriptions on the grave markers in Section 15 spell out an acre of innocent tragedies. Below the section's mighty oak trees, graves of children, who never received the opportunity to follow their fathers' military footsteps, attend school or live a life-long dream of a wedding day, stand ready to be remembered this Memorial Day.

  • President Obama Pays Tribute to Service Members, Families at Arlington

    May 27, 2014

    Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then spoke to an audience of more than 3,000 people in the Memorial Amphitheatre.

  • Harriet Tubman: Nurse, Spy, Scout

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Major General David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued the valuable military pass in 1861. It read: "Give her free passage at all times, on all government transports. Harriet… is a valuable woman. She has permission, as a servant of the government, to purchase such provisions from the Commissary as she may need."

  • Civilian senior executive helps protect DC

    May 27, 2014

    Egon Hawrylak, a 40-year federal employee, has some words of advice for those starting a career with the U.S. government.

  • Department of Labor rep visits CASCOM, talks credentialing

    May 27, 2014

    Department of Labor representative Terry Gerton, Veteran's Employment and Training Service deputy assistant secretary for policy, toured the "Home of Army Sustainment" on May 20 to learn more about military training and the many credentialing initiatives that give service members a career boost in the civilian sector.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • All American Prayer Breakfast celebrates spiritual resiliency

    May 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Donald Rutherford, the 23rd chief of the chaplains, spoke at the All American Prayer Breakfast, May 20. In keeping with this year's 82nd Airborne Division All American Week theme of "Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Paratrooper," Rutherford highlighted the story of Col. Rueben Henry Tucker of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, who led his men with new strength to repulse an overwhelming counterattack and save the Salerno beachhead in September 1943.

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    May 23, 2014

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  • Healing wounds: Advanced therapy thrives at medical center

    May 23, 2014

    Following a double mastectomy, an infection began around Diane Scarf's incisions and Col. Eric D. Martin, chief of Vascular Surgery at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, was brought in for advanced wound care treatments using stem cells to heal her wounds.

  • Effective SHARP training for USACE personnel relies on

    May 23, 2014

    Pentagon officials released a report May 15 that says just under 1,400 cases of sexual harassment occurred in the military last year. The report states of the 1,366 cases reported, 59 percent were substantiated. It is the Army's policy to use training, education, and awareness to prevent sexual harassment/assault; promote sensitive handling of victims; offer victim assistance and counseling; and provide timely and thorough investigation of all reported incidents.

  • Chief of staff visits Fort Gordon

    May 23, 2014

    The Army chief of staff visited Fort Gordon for the first time on Wednesday to visit Soldiers and to get a first-hand look at the newly established Cyber Center of Excellence and plans for expansion of the installation. General Raymond Odierno met privately with Maj. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, U.S. Army CCoE and Fort Gordon commanding general, and held discussions with leaders from expanding units across the installation.

  • Battle Lab assessing smartphone technology

    May 21, 2014

    Soon, seeing what's around a corner or in a building could be as easy as the touch of a button on a smart phone for Soldiers on the small-unit level.

  • This Memorial Day weekend, honor our nation's sacrifices, don't neglect your safety

    May 20, 2014

    This Memorial Day, take a moment to member America's fallen heroes and celebrate the gift they bestow to us -- freedom. Your fellow Soldiers and Families need you to celebrate freedom responsibly, to always remain vigilant and return refreshed, healthy and ready. Our nation needs you. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

  • Step-by-step guide to safe cycling

    May 20, 2014

    Proper equipment and visibility helps cyclists stay safe on the road

  • Safety Day makes bikers better

    May 20, 2014

    Motorcycle Safety Day hones riders' skills on the road

  • Lee troops attend early screening of 'female patriot' documentary

    May 20, 2014

    About 400 military members attended an advance screening of the documentary "Unsung Heroes -- The Story of America's Female Patriots" at the Lee Theater on May 9. The film has been two years in the making and will air nationwide this summer.

  • June - National Safety Month

    May 20, 2014

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • Army seeks to enhance civilian workforce

    May 20, 2014

    The Army's civilian work force includes more than 300,000 professionals, serving in about 500 unique job series both in the United States and abroad, according to an article published in Army Stand-To! April 17.

  • UGA engineer students create post bike path

    May 20, 2014

    Engineering students from the University of Georgia teamed with the Directorate of Public Works to propose safe and healthier modes of transportation for the Fort Benning community.

  • Sign up and save with the Thrift Savings Plan

    May 20, 2014

    The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement savings plan that you can keep no matter where your career takes you. This article will answer common questions about signing up for the TSP, explain how to keep your information current and share some facts about your investment options.

  • Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

    May 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

  • Practice What You Preach

    May 19, 2014

    Before the director of Army Safety rides his motorcycle, he performs a safety inspection. It's a habit.

  • Celebration promotes healthy living

    May 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The importance of activity, nutrition and sleep were emphasized during APG's Army Performance Triad celebration May 7 at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center. The Performance Triad is a pilot program launched by the Office of the Army Surgeon General and Army Medicine.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • 359th TTSB increase Signal skills during GF 2014 at Fort McCoy

    May 16, 2014

    Without the ability to communicate on the battlefield, missions are likely to fail. Soldiers from the 359th Tactical Theater Signal Brigade, based at Fort Gordon, Ga., are perfecting their war-time skills to provide crucial communications capacities during Exercise Grecian Firebolt 2014 at Fort McCoy, Wis. May 5-16.

  • MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey set for release

    May 16, 2014

    The Department of Defense is set to release its latest survey to gauge customer satisfaction with Morale, Welfare and Recreation garrison facilities and programs. As in 2009 and 2011, the MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey will go to select Soldiers and service members inviting them to volunteer their opinions about current operations.

  • Former Commander Remembers Hamburger Hill

    May 16, 2014

    Colonel (Ret.) Bob Harkins recalls his time spent in Vietnam and Hamburger Hill

  • Cyber training environment at Fort Gordon gets upgrade

    May 16, 2014

    Referred to as the Cyber Operations Training Environment, the site provides an opportunity to train top to bottom network connectivity from the strategic level down to the user. It has the ability to conduct cyber network offense and cyber network defensive operations by delivering injects such as denial of service attacks, malware, and viruses causing defensive actions.

  • Fort Gordon community input sparks MWR improvements

    May 16, 2014

    The installation will see significant changes in the fitness and recreation realms largely due to suggestions made by the community, beginning with Fitness Center 3. The gym floor is being renovated and split down the middle to accommodate crossfit and a combatives training area.

  • LRC provides support to deploying Soldiers

    May 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - As Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion deployed May 1 and 4, they not only received emotional support from loved ones and friends, but also earlier logistical support from the divisions of the Logistics Readiness Center.

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

    May 14, 2014

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

  • 7th Signal Command recognizes Soldier, NCO, civilians of the Year

    May 14, 2014

    Two Soldiers from the 21st Signal Brigade earned recognition for their selection as the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony at the command's recognition ball at Fort Gordon, Georgia, recently.

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

    As our Army continues its transition to a peacetime force, this Memorial Day will be especially poignant for the Soldiers and Families who have served and sacrificed the past 13 years.

  • Army advances mid-tier radio for battlefield network

    May 13, 2014

    With the Army's new tactical network, squads and platoons can share data and images, track friendly and enemy locations and stay connected while covering more ground. Now, the Army is advancing a new radio capability that will more seamlessly connect those units to their higher headquarters.

  • 40th ESB Soldiers deploy, Families, friends provide support

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Two groups of Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion left Fort Huachuca and headed to the Middle East and southeast Asia during two separate deployments on May 1 and Sunday.

  • TRiPS upgrade available now

    May 8, 2014

    A much-used trip-planning tool has received a facelift that improves user capabilities.

  • Motorcyclists urged to drive defensively

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Motorcyclists across the region are celebrating the warmer weather by hitting the road. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an educational campaign to prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries.

  • Students inspired by Holocaust story

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Holocaust survivor Robert Behr walked to the front of the stage and looked out at the crowd.

  • Army, industry partner to enhance network standards, security, simplicity

    May 7, 2014

    From an iTunes-like electronic marketplace for downloading security algorithms to network enclaves the size of a suitcase, the Army is joining with government and industry partners to advance communications technologies that support an expeditionary force.

  • Signal Soldiers reconnect at Fort Gordon after decades

    May 2, 2014

    Fourteen service members from Bravo Company, 26th Signal Battalion, gathered for a reunion here, April 25. The unit was activated Aug. 15, 1961, in Germany, and inactivated Oct. 15, 1991. Most of the veterans had not been back to Fort Gordon since graduating Advanced Individual Training more than 40 years ago. Some of them went on to have full careers, but most served a few years then left the military.

  • NEC Employee Receives French Legion of Honor

    Jan 9, 2014

    The Consul General of France located in Houston, Texas, presented a logistics technician assigned to the United States Army Signal Network Enterprise Center, Joint Base San Antonio, with the Award of Chevalier in the French Order of the Legion of Honor for his contributions that led to the liberation of France.

  • PTSD -- Is mental armor possible?

    Dec 20, 2013

    The goal of optimizing human performance and discouraging PTSD is the number one focus of the Army Study Program Management Office in the 2014 Army Study Program.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • APG celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

    Dec 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the APG community learned more about American Indian Heritage through song and dance during a Team APG celebration hosted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at the APG North (Aberdeen) post theater Nov. 20. The theme for the 2013 National American Indian Heritage Month observance is, "Guiding our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions."

  • Days of old, days of new

    Dec 2, 2013

    Nearly 600 Soldiers died in accidents in 1979, the year I joined the Army. Unbelievably, that was an improvement from the previous year, when we recorded just shy of 700 accidental fatalities. Those are unconscionable numbers by today's standards, but back then, it was just the way things were. More than a decade passed before accidental losses tapered significantly, and far too many tragedies occurred in the meantime.

  • Mission command goes mobile

    Dec 2, 2013

    This year the Army plans to field Joint Battle Command-Platform, the next-generation system providing mounted mission command, friendly force tracking and situational awareness capabilities. JBC-P will also serve as the first version of the Mounted Computing Environment, one of six computing environments that make up the Army's Common Operating Environment, a new set of standards that enable the rapid development of secure and interoperable applications.

  • American views of Christmas have evolved

    Dec 2, 2013

    The way Christmas is celebrated in America has evolved over the past several hundred years. The holiday mixes both solemn religious ideals and human traditions dating back many centuries. Life in America has changed dramatically since first becoming a nation, and the way we celebrate Christmas has evolved right along with it. Things many once found inappropriate are now accepted practices.

  • SATCOM installation plan exceeds expectations, saves millions

    Nov 26, 2013

    Team Tobyhanna, Pa., is taking a pioneering approach to installing the Army's next generation SATCOM ground terminals using a plan that exceeds the depot's annual Value Engineering Proposal cost avoidance goal by more than 276 percent.

  • Fields retires from the Army after more than 38 years

    Nov 26, 2013

    Knowing that a radio is often the only link between a Soldier and a commander in the field, Col. Gregory M. Fields spent the pinnacle of his more than 38 year Army career enhancing how the Army procures radios.

  • Army recruiting highly qualified Soldiers, DA civilians to serve on new specialized Cyber Protection

    Oct 8, 2013

    7th Signal Command (Theater) is standing up a new Cyber Mission Unit (Provisional) to conduct focused defensive operations aimed at better protecting the Army's networks. To do so, the command is actively recruiting highly qualified and motivated Soldiers -- officer and enlisted -- as well as Department of the Army civilian operators, analysts, planners, and leaders to serve on specialized Cyber Protection Teams.

  • Fort Benning employee retires after 60 years of federal service

    Mar 25, 2013

    Henry J. Slavico, Network Enterprise Center Information Systems Support and Services division chief here, retired Jan. 3, 2013, after more than 60 years of combined military and federal civilian service.

  • Redeploying Safely

    Mar 18, 2013

    Safety is such a constant part of a Soldier's life they sometimes get complacent. After a while, one of two things usually happens: Soldiers forget about the measures that kept them safe because there have been no accidents, or they become focused on the outcome of a mission instead of their well-being. Often, the prime time for this to happen is when a unit is in the process of redeploying.

  • Women's History Month: ENIAC, first computer programmers

    Mar 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Anyone interested in the history of computing knows of the U.S. Army's ground-breaking Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. ENIAC was the world's first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer.

  • Army's 'Ready and Resilient Campaign' kicks off

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign that launched, March 12, 2013.

  • Best of milBook awards recognize collaborative innovators across DoD

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Army JAG Corps, along with 10 other organizations and individuals across the Armed Services, were recently recognized for its innovative efforts in collaboration and professional networking in the inaugural Best of milBook Awards.

  • Record accuracy vital to Soldiers' success

    Mar 13, 2013

    As the Army draws down, it's important for Soldiers to keep their records up-to-date for promotions, assignments and retention decisions, personnel officials said.

  • Sequestration to impact recruiting

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Army projects a decrease in 10,000 to 14,000 recruits across the services this fiscal year as military entrance processing stations shut down one day per week.

  • 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.

  • Before you get your motor running and head out on the highway, ensure your motorcycle is safe

    Mar 11, 2013

    There are two things you need to do before you begin to ride your motorcycle this spring: Inspect your bike and take a motorcycle refresher training course.

  • Preserve Your Sight To Fight

    Mar 11, 2013

    Today's Soldiers understand the importance of mission readiness. We prepare our equipment and we train to ensure we are ready to go. But what about your eyes? Are they ready to go? You know you need protection from dust, wind and ultraviolet and bright sunlight, but how about a 0.15-caliber steel fragment coming at you at 660 feet per second?

  • Leaders: Army network evaluations to adapt, endure

    Feb 25, 2013

    As the Army grapples with budget austerity and prepares for future operations beyond Afghanistan, the Network Integration Evaluations will endure as an effective, cost-efficient way to quickly modernize the force, senior leaders said.

  • 35th Signal Brigade trains coast-to-coast during FTX

    Feb 12, 2013

    The 35th Signal Brigade soldiers continued training to become experts in their field and masters of the fundamentals during a field training exercise from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at Fort Gordon, Ga., Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • S6 VS Command: The Discussion Continues

    Feb 8, 2013

    In the late 00's the Army Signal Corps sent a lightening jolt through its junior officer develop program. Captains who serve as primary battalion communications officers, also referred to as S6 or Commo Officers, would no longer be required to serve as a company grade commander to be promoted to Major. The move was logical since the Army reduced the number of signal commands; however, it raised many concerns given the competitive nature for promotion and the legitimacy of Army leadership development without command experience.

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

    Jan 28, 2013

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- 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.


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