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  • Resetting the theater to equip rotational forces in Europe

    May 2, 2016

    European activity set equipment provides regionally aligned forces with the tools needed to perform a complex mission in a changing operational environment.

  • Preparing to bring the boom to Anakonda 16

    May 1, 2016

    Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division continue to shoot gunnery in Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and Poland as they prepare for Exercise Anakonda 16.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve breeds interagency, multinational special operations collaboration

    Apr 29, 2016

    Not far from Latvia's border with Russia, members of four special operations agencies added a new twist to Operation Atlantic Resolve's quest for interoperability.

  • Operation Patriot Bandoleer: 1 million miles of real-world training

    Apr 28, 2016

    Gathered in long convoys of military trucks, National Guard units from Nebraska, South Carolina and Pennsylvania thundered through the front gates of Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina, from April to May. Their mission, Operation Patriot Bandoleer, was a rare real-world training opportunity for more than 800 National Guard and 500 Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Climate change affecting Army training

    Apr 27, 2016

    For the Big Green Machine -- America's Army -- climate change, efforts to prevent it, or to at least adapt to it are about more than saving Mother Earth or even the whales. It's about training, training space, how the Army fights, how often the Army will be called upon to fight in the future, and where.

  • Scouts and allies in the sky

    Apr 27, 2016

    A wind strong enough to knock a person off his or her feet over cuts through air on a spring afternoon as the source thunders overhead. Looking up at the Latvian Mi-17 helicopter through eyes watering in the flurry of airborne debris stirred from the earth, bystanders witnessed a rope falling like Jack's beanstalk climbing opposite from the heavens.

  • AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    The Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country. The airframes are being transferred from the National Guard to the active duty Army as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative in an effort to cut costs in Army Aviation and to fill the mission capability gap left by the retirement of the OH-58D Kiowa Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

    Apr 26, 2016

    Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18. The fires, which are believed to have started April 4, grew exponentially, prompting the Government of Panama, via the U.S. Embassy in Panama, to request an aerial support package from JTF-B consisting of aircraft from the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, to help contain the blazes.

  • Search and Rescue Soldiers participate in Balikatan 2016

    Apr 22, 2016

    Balikatan means shoulder to shoulder in the Philippine's. That is the goal, the theme, and the point of a series of annual exercises that where held here during April in the Philippines. Balikatan is a series of preparedness exercises that are staged through-out the country incorporating the Armed Forces of the Philippines, US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and the National Guard.

  • Texas Guardsmen rescue 140 in Houston floods

    Apr 22, 2016

    Texas Guardsmen from the 736th Component Repair Company, 36th Infantry Division, pulled 140 people to safety from severe flooding in Houston, April 19, 2016. Working alongside Harris County Police officers, firefighters, Sheriff's Office and Texas Task Force 1, guardsmen worked through the night to help Texans in need.

  • US, South Korea Soldiers conduct large-scale river crossing exercise

    Apr 21, 2016

    In the largest exercise of its kind in more than a decade, U.S. and South Korea Soldiers worked together April 8 in a river crossing exercise involving both air and beach assaults, sectional pontoon bridges, helicopters, tanks, boats and many others, to cross the Imjin River.

  • US helps Panama put dent in drug trafficking

    Apr 21, 2016

    Several U.S. Soldiers are helping the partner nation of Panama disrupt the flow of tons of illicit drugs annually.

  • Beyond the Horizon: Arizona National Guard serve Guatemala residents

    Apr 19, 2016

    Medical readiness training exercises organized by the Arizona Medical Detachment with support from multiple countries and organizations, supplied free medical services to Guatemalan nationals in the local area.

  • Partnering Up

    Apr 19, 2016

    When the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to take command of training, advising and assisting Iraqi security forces, its partnership with the 900th Contracting Battalion was already solid.

  • Task Force War Eagle focus on operational readiness in Sinai

    Apr 19, 2016

    Soldiers from Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment "Task Force War Eagle" recently completed a week long training event, Operation Bull Run, April 12, 2016. TF War Eagle is deployed to the Sinai in support of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an international peacekeeping force overseeing the terms of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.

  • I Corps Pacific Pathways brings partner nations stateside to enhance readiness

    Apr 19, 2016

    This summer, for the first time, a Pacific Pathways iteration will involve bringing nations from the Pacific region to the United States to engage in exercises Tiger Balm, Arctic Anvil, and Rising Thunder.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to US Army Europe mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin."

  • Army divers conduct underwater demolition training

    Apr 18, 2016

    U.S. Army divers with 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted underwater demolition training April 12-14 at Puuloa Range Complex off the coast of Iroquois Point, Hawaii.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East come together for Operation Stalwart Strike

    Apr 17, 2016

    The sound of loud music pierced the air as a group of unruly and angry protesters taunted a group of Hungarian Soldiers who stood forming a barricade. The scenario was part of an exercise, deemed Operation Stalwart Strike, meant to replicate a bad day in Kosovo and aimed at honing and improving the unit's quick reaction force and crowd riot control techniques. Unlike previous training exercises, this operation held on April 16, at Camp Marechal De Lattre De Tassigny allowed the unit's to operate in the run phase of the crawl, walk, and run training campaign.

  • Sky Soldiers, Joint Forcible Entry sets conditions at Saber Junction 16

    Apr 15, 2016

    Approximately 1000 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in cooperation with NATO Allies and partnered nations, blanketed the sky as they descended onto German soil. The massive personnel drop was a part of exercise Saber Junction 16 near the Hohenfels Training Area, April 12, 2016.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment launches 'Shadow' in Estonia

    Apr 14, 2016

    U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Engineer Squadron, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, launch an RQ-7B Shadow for the first time during their Atlantic Resolve (AR) rotation in Estonia, April 5, 2016.

  • Florida National Guard deploy to Horn of Africa

    Apr 14, 2016

    Tearful eyes and bright smiles filled a hangar for the departure ceremony of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, known as the Hurricanes.

  • Realistic training pushes Soldiers' abilities

    Apr 14, 2016

    Truck engines roar as military drivers gear-up for a night convoy. The sun hides under the horizon as a lone platoon leader assembles her troops for a final safety check. Spc. Diego Guerra, a truck driver with A Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, fastens himself into the gunner position and prepares to rollout.

  • Saber Junction 16 empowers junior leaders

    Apr 13, 2016

    Soldier development can take many forms. For the troops at Saber Junction 16 in Hohenfels, Germany, it means empowering young leaders and enabling their success with effective training.

  • 5th Quarter Master, Greek riggers perform airdrop operations

    Apr 13, 2016

    Kaiserslautern-based Soldiers and Airmen joined with Greek riggers to participate in a multinational exercise named Spartan Hellenic, which focused on building airdrop interoperability at the Greek Air Force Base here, April 1-9.

  • Bold Quest brings its own challenges

    Apr 12, 2016

    Interoperability. That is the buzzword for Bold Quest, a coalition demonstration sponsored twice yearly by the Joint Staff at the Department of Defense.

  • The continuing mission in Afghanistan

    Apr 12, 2016

    The CSTC-A has made considerable strides to establish processes to ensure that taxpayer dollars are used responsibly and effectively to create a strong, capable ANDSF. This article was originally published in the April - June 2016 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • 'Devil Brigade' builds leaders, support for National Training Center rotation

    Apr 11, 2016

    Commanders and staff from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, traveled from their home station at Fort Riley, Kan., to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in late March to conduct leader training before an upcoming rotation there.

  • Indian Army chief discuss military-to-military engagements with CSA

    Apr 7, 2016

    Gen. Dalbir Singh, who serves as chief of staff of India's army, arrived in Washington, D.C., Thursday, to meet with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley and other members of the Army staff here to discuss, among other things, further development of relations between the two armies.

  • Kosovo Security Force leads charge to demine

    Apr 5, 2016

    Since the end of the Kosovo war in 1999 men, women and children have been working to rebuild their war-torn region. A quick drive through the main cities proves there is optimism in the rebuilding as many of the streets are lined with smiling faces and newly constructed stores.

  • U.S. Army to conduct airborne training near Schmidmühlen

    Apr 5, 2016

    Paratroopers from the U.S., United Kingdom and Italy are scheduled to conduct airborne operations and follow-on tactical maneuvers on off-post areas near the Hohenfels Training Areas, April 12.

  • Strong units make strong allies

    Apr 5, 2016

    Strengthening bonds while demonstrating continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies through interoperability training has been the main goal and purpose of Operation Atlantic Resolve since the mission began.

  • Operators shift to cyber electromagnetic activities

    Apr 5, 2016

    A seismic shift has occurred recently in cyber for Soldiers and operators at the corps level and below, said Brig. Gen. Patricia A. Frost. It's known as cyber electromagnetic activities, or CEMA.

  • Special Forces support Soldiers participate in sling-load operations

    Apr 4, 2016

    Dozens of support Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, participated in sling-load operations, March 30, to stay tactically and technically sharp on the procedure, which is a staple in providing Soldiers in combat the beans and bullets required to win on the ground.

  • Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise combats human trafficking

    Apr 4, 2016

    Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery. An estimated 20.9 million people are victimized worldwide, according to the Department of Defense's Strategic Plan for Combating Trafficking in Persons.

  • Carter Announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

    Mar 31, 2016

    Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in Tampa, Florida, March 30, 2016.

  • Engineer unit with mine detection dog program unique to DOD

    Mar 31, 2016

    Fort Leonard Wood is home to a combat engineer unit that is not only unique to the Army, but to the entire U.S. Military.

  • Army opening infantry, armor to women

    Mar 31, 2016

    On April 1, all positions in 19 series armor, 11 series infantry, and the 13F forward observer specialty will open to women.

  • EUCOM announces European Reassurance Initiative implementation plan

    Mar 30, 2016

    As part of the United States' commitment to increased assurance and deterrence, U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) will begin receiving continuous troop rotations of U.S.-based armored brigade combat teams (ABCT) to the European theater in February 2017, bringing the total Army presence in Europe up to three fully-manned Army brigades.

  • Nautical Horizon tests Wartime Reserve Boat Program

    Mar 28, 2016

    Nautical Horizon is a Brigade Inspection Reconnaissance Exercise developed to provide military leaders the opportunity to give their Soldiers hands-on experience with Army watercrafts stored as wartime reserves.

  • Innovative training enhances readiness, strengthens regional partnerships

    Mar 28, 2016

    With over 3.5 billion people, 36 countries, 7 of the world's largest Armies and 5 of the world's declared nuclear nations in the Asia-Pacific region alone, maintaining peace can be challenging. That task is only amplified as the U.S. Army postures itself for reduced budgets and increasingly complex operating environments in the future.

  • Combat convoy simulator readies Soldiers for exercise

    Mar 24, 2016

    Vicenza-based Soldiers hone their convoy live-fire skills in the realistic environment of the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer that was positioned at Caserma Del Din from March 7 to March 25.

  • Total Army working together to forge future

    Mar 23, 2016

    The Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are working together well to assess recommendations from a national commission on the service's future and fully implement the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • 'Big 8' initiative, Army Operating Concept will build the future Army

    Mar 22, 2016

    Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed TRADOC's perspectives on "Big 8" initiatives and how the Army Operating Concept will build the future Army during the 2016 Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center, March 17.

  • Natick jumps into science with the 82nd Airborne

    Mar 22, 2016

    When working to enhance and better understand Soldier performance, sometimes the best approach is to jump right in. Scientists and engineers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are working closely with the 82nd Airborne Division to garner new insights into the cognitive, physical and emotional performance of Soldiers. The hands-on approach, which takes place in the environment where the Soldiers live and work, gives researchers insights not possible from working in the lab alone.

  • National Guard strengthen bond with partners

    Mar 21, 2016

    One hundred fifty-five millimeter high explosive rounds rain from the sky, while the sonic boom of the impact follows and the smoke clears from the barrel of a M109A6 howitzer paladin at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from March 10 to 11, 2016.

  • 2nd Cavalry help to fuel interoperability alongside their German counterparts

    Mar 21, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany - Troopers assigned to Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a fuel exchange field training exercise with Soldiers from the 472nd German Logistics Battalion at the Amberg Training Area, located in Amberg, Germany, Mar. 11-17, 2016.

  • US and Korean soldiers conduct Combined Exploitation Evaluation

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers entered the dark, cold, damp building to find chemical and biological weapons. Their response was crucial to the mission ahead. They would check specimens from every crevice because what was found in the building would be needed in preparing a case against war crimes.

  • Unmanned Aerial System: More than just remote controlled planes

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers with 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment provide a set of eyes in the sky in the fight against Daesh through the use of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems.

  • Djiboutian soldiers train on the range

    Mar 15, 2016

    Soldiers from the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) completed basic rifle marksman training with help from U.S. Army Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) Soldiers, March 10, 2016, at Arta range, Djibouti.

  • Joint search and rescue exercise

    Mar 15, 2016

    Soldiers with 40th Combat Aviation Brigade and 97th Transportation Company joined the Kuwaiti air force and navy for a search and rescue exercise in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Kuwait, March 9, 2016.

  • Devil dogs lead Joint Service Corporals Course

    Mar 15, 2016

    A graduation ceremony honored 34 members of Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa as they graduated from a Joint Corporals Leadership Development Course March 11, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The course, developed by the Marine Corps University, places significant emphasis on developing leadership to prepare junior enlisted Marines for their transition from subordinates to small unit leaders; however, this class was held in a deployed location and composed of members from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

  • Fire support Soldiers teach scouts explosive new skills

    Mar 14, 2016

    For more than a year, Soldiers across the Army have rotated in and out of Europe conducting interoperability training in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a multinational demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of

  • US, Cambodian forces partner for Angkor Sentinel 16

    Mar 14, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian forces officially opened Angkor Sentinel 2016, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific, during a ceremony March 14 at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • Policy leaders heeded advice on Afghanistan

    Mar 14, 2016

    Congress and the U.S. president listened and acted on advice from the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan over the last 18 months, said Gen. John F. Campbell.

  • Lots of reps prep Big Red One for near-peer confrontations

    Mar 11, 2016

    Soldiers with the "Big Red One" are getting ready for decisive action in the same way they build their biceps in the gym: lots of repetitions.

  • Brave Rifles experience Tactical Operating Center operations

    Mar 11, 2016

    Human anatomy is a subject often studied by students in high school, but when it comes to battlefield operations, where does the Tactical Operating Center fit in relation to the body?

  • Special Forces get ready

    Mar 10, 2016

    For the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, readiness means staying as sharp as the Yarborough knives the Green Berets earn after graduating the Special Forces Qualification Course.

  • US paratroopers demonstrate TOW system capabilities to Spanish

    Mar 8, 2016

    U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Spanish army soldiers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), trained on the M41 TOW Improved Target Acquisition System, Feb. 25, 2016, during Exercise Sky Soldier 16, here.

  • British and US troops collaborate in technology experiments

    Mar 8, 2016

    The 3rd Battalion, The Rifles of the United Kingdom, and Soldiers of A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment (Experimentation Force or EXFOR), partnered with the Maneuver Battle Lab to execute the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, experimenting with a myriad of different technologies and how they can be applied to future war fighting tactics.

  • 2nd Cavalry Engineers make an impact using mine clearing line charge

    Mar 7, 2016

    Very rarely do Soldiers get the opportunity to see a mine clearing line charge (MICLIC) go off but if given the chance, most of them admit that they would be front and center watching with anticipation for the boom to happen.

  • Brave Rifles execute decisive-action mission at NTC

    Mar 7, 2016

    "Train as you fight" is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It's a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment's notice, and that's exactly what the 3rd Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center - they trained for an upcoming deployment.

  • Robots: Eliminating the first contact with an enemy force

    Mar 7, 2016

    "We should be thinking about having a robotic vanguard, particularly for maneuver formations," said Dr. Bob Sadowski. "There's no reason why the first contact with an enemy force should be with a man-platform, because it means that platform is at the greatest risk."

  • First women having 'blast' as combat engineers

    Mar 7, 2016

    In June of last year, the Army opened the 12B combat engineer position to female Soldiers. Today, women are going through the school house at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and joining units around the Army.

  • US Army warms up with Norwegian cold weather training exercise

    Mar 4, 2016

    Thermometers may be sub-zero but in Norwegian winter, freezing is not an option, combat action is not weather dependent and a Soldier does not wait for weather to warm up to react to fire. For the first time, the U.S. Army joined 16,000 military personnel from 13 nations in Central Norway's Exercise Cold Response 2016 to conduct combat operations training in extreme cold weather environments. Joining the training were Co. D, 2nd Battalion 503rd Inf. Regt., 173rd Airborne Bde. from Vicenza, Italy and 3rd Infantry Division 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

  • Special Operators' Challenges Call for New Priorities, Officials Say

    Mar 3, 2016

    Expanding global conflicts require new priorities for U.S. special operations forces, the principal deputy assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict told the House Armed Services Committee's emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee here March 2, 2016.

  • Rangers conduct close air support mission with F-35A

    Mar 3, 2016

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Although the U.S. Air Force separated from the U.S. Army on Sept. 18, 1947, the two forces have a long history of working together to dominate the sky and ground in combat.

  • Army budget focuses on asymmetric threats

    Mar 3, 2016

    "The Army must produce units ready today to win decisively … against an aggressive Russia or its surrogates," said Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy."

  • Juniper Cobra: Comm check 1,2,3

    Mar 3, 2016

    Airmen and Soldiers from three combat communications units worked together to maintain communication for more than 1,700 U.S. Total Force service members and civilians who participated in exercise Juniper Cobra 16, Feb. 25 to March 3.

  • Army seeks to lighten Soldier loads using robots

    Mar 2, 2016

    Soldiers carry out missions while humping over 100 pounds of gear, but could do more if their burden was eased by robotics such as the Squad Maneuver Equipment Transport, said a leader working to modernize Soldier systems.

  • Gray Eagle teams with Division Artillery

    Mar 2, 2016

    The big guns of 3rd Infantry Division Artillery, roared to life during a Mass Fire Mission on Fort Stewart, March 1. Division artillery teamed with Company E, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, who provided the services of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system.

  • Soldiers of 40th Infantry Division shine under gray German sky

    Mar 1, 2016

    Guardsmen from the California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division got the opportunity to not only train at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany but also help units prepare for a real world mission in Kosovo.

  • Sources Sought Notice for Stryker lethality improvements

    Mar 1, 2016

    A Sources Sought Notice was issued today by the U.S. Army for the next major upgrade to the entire Stryker Family of Vehicles, focused mainly on lethality improvements. These improvements will encompass both the flat-bottom hull and double v-hull platforms, and will not be limited to cannon application and improvement.

  • 'Ghost Brigade' touches all corners of the world

    Mar 1, 2016

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- In one corner of the world, in the sweltering heat, a U.S. Soldier instructs a Thai Soldier how to apply a tourniquet to a limb. In South Korea, U.S. Soldiers conduct gunneries with their Republic of Korea Army counterparts in the bitter cold. Misty rain falls from the graphite skies of Washington on Soldiers pushing through the tough conditions of their combined arms live fire exercise at Yakima Training Center.

  • 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.

  • Exercise Sky Soldier 16 kicks off in Spain

    Feb 28, 2016

    U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade is training alongside paratroopers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), Feb. 24- March 10, 2016, here.

  • Joint Multinational Training Command to support Ukraine mission until 2020

    Feb 26, 2016

    Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, also known as JMTG-U, is in its second rotation training Ukrainian Ministry of Defense (MOD) forces at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in western Ukraine. The JMTG-U mission is part of ongoing efforts to contribute to Ukraine's long-term military reform and professionalism and to help improve the country's internal defense capabilities and training capacity.

  • Soldiers accept out-of-this-world mission aboard space station

    Feb 26, 2016

    Sending Soldiers into space may seem unusual for an Army that conducts a large part of its missions on the ground, but during the next two years NASA's International Space Station will have at least one active duty or retired Army astronaut on board.

  • Task Force Jesup search for lost equipment in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2016

    A joint venture between 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Army Sustainment Command and 401st Army Field Support Brigade that began in March 2014 continues today. The mission, known as Task Force Jesup, centers on establishing an accountability trail for $2.2 billion worth of equipment 'lost' in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2015.

  • US and Korean forces execute reception, staging and onward movement exercise

    Feb 24, 2016

    U.S. forces from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and Republic of Korea forces from 2nd Operational Command successfully executed a reception, staging and onward movement exercise from Busan to Pyeongtaek, Feb 18-19.

  • Increased manpower must come with funding

    Feb 24, 2016

    The Army would like to see a few more Soldiers in the ranks, if it were authorized by Congress -- but only if those additional Soldiers are funded to keep them war-ready, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • US and ROK Unit Military Team train to protect the force

    Feb 22, 2016

    Despite a visible role on the battlefield, Army regulations don't allow chaplains to carry weapons; but that doesn't make them immune to enemy action. During just the Korean War, 13 American military chaplains died while on duty. When chaplains come under fire, it's up to chaplain assistants to protect them.

  • Winning in a complex world, Foundry Program promotes intelligence readiness

    Feb 22, 2016

    To win in a complex world, Military Intelligence Soldiers must be technically skilled and alert, and thrive in difficult locations with coalition partners and other branches of the U.S. military. Their job -- and ultimately the safety and security of U.S. service members -- relies on having the latest techniques to collect, analyze, exploit and disseminate intelligence for battlefield and theater commanders.

  • Army seeking '3rd offset strategy' to dominate enemy

    Feb 22, 2016

    "Our adversaries have begun to catch us in technology and in some cases, we believe, may overmatch some of our systems," said a senior intelligence adviser.

  • East Africa Response Force completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

    Feb 19, 2016

    Within hours of being notified,Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), East Africa Response Force (EARF) prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF's rapid response capabilities.

  • Task Force Spearhead gives wings to 173rd redlegs

    Feb 19, 2016

    Paratroopers from 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducted over 200 airborne proficiency jumps from two UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters from 3rd Battalion 227th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Spearhead, Feb. 18, 2016, at Bunker drop-zone Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • US Army Pacific exercise highlights joint communications for Pacific Theater

    Feb 19, 2016

    Working in collaboration, the Army and Navy demonstrated on Feb. 18 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, how an integrated suite of network technology can effectively provide communications for Joint users throughout the Pacific theater.

  • Senegalese special operations forces conduct riverine training

    Feb 17, 2016

    Senegalese Special Operations Forces Soldiers landed on the shores of Saint Louis, Senegal, Feb. 10 during the culmination exercise of riverine training. Riverine training is one of the training events occurring in St. Louis as a part of Flintlock 2016.

  • Avengers and Patriots partner for Air Defense Exercise

    Feb 16, 2016

    Soldiers assigned to E Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment deployed with their assigned air defense systems across the Korean Peninsula to support 6-52 ADA's recent battalion field training exercise, Feb. 8-19, 2016.

  • US Army Pilots train with US Coast Guard Rescue Team

    Feb 16, 2016

    Soldiers of 2-6 Cavalry, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and Coast Guardsman of the Coast Guard Station Barbers Point and Coast Guard Boat Station Honolulu conducted joint over water rescue training off the coast of Honolulu Feb. 16. The training was conducted to prepare Army pilots for interacting with Coast Guard rescue teams in the event of a downed Army aircraft over water. Knowing the Coast Guards processes and procedures are paramount to ensuring a swift and safe recovery.

  • Ukrainian soldiers complete first rotation of Fearless Guardian II

    Feb 12, 2016

    Five hundred Ukrainian soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 24th Mechanized Brigade, successfully completed the first rotation of Fearless Guardian II Feb. 12, 2016, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, after nine weeks of training.

  • Blizzard doesn't stop Reserve Soldiers from training

    Feb 12, 2016

    As the Middle Atlantic States recovered from the massive blizzard that recently stalled the East Coast, Army Reserve units from across the United States arrived here to participate in Warrior Exercise 78-16-01, which occurred, Jan. 23 through Feb. 6.

  • Commission voices concern over budget cuts

    Feb 11, 2016

    The decision to draw down the Army budget and end strength was based on a set of assumptions that has proven to no longer be true, said now-retired Gen. James D. Thurman.

  • Cavalry unit trains with 82nd Airborne

    Feb 11, 2016

    Soldiers from Company C "Comanche," 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participated in a joint forcible entry exercise alongside Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Feb. 11 here.

  • SAREX in the Arabian Gulf

    Feb 10, 2016

    U.S. Army Central Soldiers partnered with Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 during a search and rescue exercise in the Arabian Gulf on Feb. 2. The units tested their ability to cooperate in a joint personnel recovery effort during a downed aircraft scenario.

  • Flintlock 16 kicks off in Senegal

    Feb 10, 2016

    The annual Flintlock exercise kicked off, Feb. 8, in Thies with an opening ceremony that brought together senior leaders and guests representing participating countries. This year, more than 30 nations are attending Flintlock.

  • Cobra Gold participants help build better community

    Feb 10, 2016

    Members of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, U.S. Army and Indonesian National Armed Forces worked together to construct a one-room multi-purpose educational building at Ban Phromnimit, Sakaeo, Thailand, Feb. 2, before the start of Exercise Cobra Gold 2016.

  • Wolfpack Soldiers raise bar during exercise

    Feb 9, 2016

    Through a steady fall of rain and then snow, Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Squadron (Wolfpack), 2nd Cavalry Regiment, performed a live-fire squad exercise on Tapa Training Area, Tapa, Estonia, Feb. 3.

  • Guard, Reserve mobilizations as critical as ever, experts say

    Feb 8, 2016

    Although the number of Army National Guard and Reserve troops deploying overseas has diminished considerably since the height of the Middle East conflicts, the Army still needs reserve-component units to mobilize for missions.

  • Finance Soldiers enable readiness for 2nd Cavalry Regiment

    Feb 4, 2016

    Finance Soldiers, of Alpha Detachment, 106th Financial Management Support Unit, 16th Special Troops Battalion, demonstrated their ability to deploy financial management support teams and provide first-rate support to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment during an exercise held at Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany, Jan. 28.