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  • In aftermath of Keating: MOH nominee Carter gets help for PTSD

    Aug 21, 2013

    After defeating a Taliban force seven to eight times their size, half of the Soldiers of "Black Knight" Troop were wounded and eight were dead. Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter at first didn't want to speak about it with counselors, but he later credited the professionals with saving him.

  • Expert: Sexual assault is not a gender issue

    Aug 21, 2013

    Leaders across the Maneuver Center of Excellence learned more about the Army's efforts to change its culture as it relates to sexual assault and harassment awareness prevention, as retired Army Criminal Investigation Command special agent Russell Strand spoke Aug. 19, 2013, at McGinnis-Wickam Hall, on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Airborne instructors require trust, safety

    Aug 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Airborne school instructors, addressed as "Sergeant Airborne," by the students, and known throughout the Army as "Black Hats," have three weeks to instill confidence in their trainees with precise instruction during the Basic Airborne Course, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Wounded warriors invited to annual fishing trip

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Georgia chapter of Safari Club International will treat Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion, veterans and their families to a free weekend fishing excursion Aug. 24-26, 2013, at Lake Lanier in Georgia.

  • Trainer/mentors shine during Vibrant Response 13-2

    Aug 21, 2013

    More than 80 Soldiers of the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, acted as trainer/mentors during the recent annual two-week Vibrant Response 13-2 exercise, held in August.

  • For 30 years, AFAP has brought quality-of-life issues to forefront

    Aug 21, 2013

    Just over 30 years ago, on Aug. 15, the Army reached out to its entire family -- active and reserve-component Soldiers, their families, retirees, survivors and civilian employees -- asking them to identify quality-of-life issues and concerns for review and resolution by Army senior leadership.

  • Suicide prevention: Resiliency key to overcoming threat to Army ranks

    Aug 20, 2013

    Last year, the Army's suicide rate peaked to astronomical levels, as the service reported more than 320 suicides. The increase in the number of reported suicides set off various alarms with the Army's senior leadership, and prompted the service to take a closer look at its suicide prevention program.

  • Army Reserve chief proposes private-public partnerships

    Aug 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, chief of the U.S. Army Reserve, outlined priorities and the way ahead during the Army Reserve Senior Leader Forum at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 19, 2013.

  • Army Corps of Engineers hosts clean-up campaign in honor of National Public Lands Day

    Aug 20, 2013

    Looking for a way to give back to the community with meaningful volunteer work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake invites the public to volunteer during its annual National Public Lands Day Clean-up Campaign.

  • Army completes migration to DOD Enterprise Email

    Aug 20, 2013

    The Army successfully completed the bulk of its migration to one of the Army's highest priority IT initiatives, DOD Enterprise Email at the end of July.

  • FOX Sports 1 tunes into Fort Campbell life

    Aug 19, 2013

    Seven professional athletes and sports commentators, along with a bus load of Fox Sports Girls, got a sneak peek into the life of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Aug. 12, 2013, when "Fox Sports 1" traveled to post as a part of their summer bus tour.

  • First Army advises, assists Illinois National Guard during annual training

    Aug 19, 2013

    As the Army draws down the number of Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, reserve-component units are more frequently turning to First Army to assist them in maintaining their readiness.

  • Eighth Army trains for task force mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 19, 2013

    Eighth Army will continue its transformation to a combined joint task force headquarters during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 19-30, 2013.

  • New network provides 'digital guardian angel' for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Army's new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

  • CSF2 sees culture of resilience growing in Army family

    Aug 19, 2013

    When the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign this spring, it cast a spotlight on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness' mission to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and performance of Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians through Resilience and Performance Enhancement Training.

  • Space, missile defense symposium promotes defensive future

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted the 16th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Aug. 12-15, 2013.

  • Partnership blossoms between SFAT and ANA kandak

    Aug 19, 2013

    Security Force Assistance Teams with Combined Task Force Dragoon have forged relationships with the Afghan National Army for over a month as the task force's mission continues in southern Afghanistan.

  • Army Reserve unit turns to different source for training

    Aug 19, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., is known as a premier bomb and warhead loading facility, but for one Army Reserve unit that recently completed its annual training here, it's simply the 'Center of Excellence' for ammunition.

  • USARPAC, Bangladesh army kick off Disaster Relief Exercise & Exchange

    Aug 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, government and civil organizations, and international observers kicked off the 2013 Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, during an opening ceremony, Aug. 18, 2013, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Adding new punch to aerial deliveries

    Aug 16, 2013

    It sounds like something you might find in a boxing gym, but the "Enhanced Speed Bag" system actually could provide a potent new punch to aerial deliveries in Afghanistan.

  • DOD partners to combat brain injury

    Aug 16, 2013

    Experts from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs gathered, Aug. 14, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the Military Health System Research Symposium to discuss the future of research on mental health and traumatic brain injury.

  • 'Vibrant Response' trains troops for nuclear disaster

    Aug 16, 2013

    Civil Support teams trained to help the nation recover in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, during the Vibrant Response 13-2 field training exercise at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., Aug. 10-17, 2013.

  • Helium supply critical to Army research

    Aug 15, 2013

    Army senior research scientist Henry Everitt doesn't take helium lightly, because the second lightest element in the universe is in high demand by research laboratories such as his at the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Recruiting commander visits Army Game Studio

    Aug 15, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet visited Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and the Army Game Studio at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • 101st Airborne Div. commander: Afghans lead fight in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2013

    The commander of the International Security Assistance Force's Regional Command-East talked to Pentagon reporters via satellite on the progress made by Afghanistan's security forces, Aug. 14, 2013.

  • New policy change benefits same-sex spouses

    Aug 15, 2013

    The Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Device gets Soldiers back to work on their feet, preventing amputations

    Aug 15, 2013

    "Over the last two years, this limb-salvage device has saved me from doing at least 100 amputations," said an orthopedic surgeon who has amputated hundreds of Soldiers' limbs since 9/11.

  • Arizona Wildcats prep for upcoming season, train Army style at Huachuca

    Aug 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz., welcomed the University of Arizona football team, the Wildcats, Aug. 7, 2013, as they held their annual training camp here to help prepare for their upcoming season.

  • 'Eyes' of Apache helicopter reach 1 million flight hours mark

    Aug 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army commemorated one million flight hours of the AH-64 Apache helicopter's Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor at a ceremony held at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013.

  • STEM grads critical to U.S. military mission

    Aug 14, 2013

    The Army and America both need more scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technology specialists, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now doing something about that, said its commander.

  • Kennedy visits Natick as part of STEM tour

    Aug 14, 2013

    As part of his "STEM Tour of Massachusetts," Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visited Natick Soldier Systems Center Aug. 14, 2013.

  • First responder skills, professionalism on display during nuclear disaster exercise

    Aug 13, 2013

    The world is still a very dangerous place, noted a two-star general after arriving at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., to visit the Vibrant Response exercise, which simulates the detonation of nuclear bombs in two Ohio cities.

  • MEDDAC-Japan breaks ground on new complex

    Aug 13, 2013

    A groundbreaking ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, marked the start of a major renovation project of the Brig. Gen. Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army health clinic, U.S. Army Dental Activity Japan health clinic and the construction of a new preventive health facility at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Army Research Lab, Purdue explore 3-D printing to fix deployed equipment, cut maintenance costs

    Aug 13, 2013

    New technology being developed by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Purdue University will soon help just about any Soldier deployed in far-off locations to immediately spot and fix damaged aircraft and ground vehicle parts.

  • Odierno recognizes TF Patriot Soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

    Aug 13, 2013

    It was a simple ceremony, but for eight Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, it was something they will be able to talk about for years.

  • Army Vice Chief: 'Bottom line, you are in the best Army in the world'

    Aug 13, 2013

    Gen. John Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army, addressed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Strategic Leaders' Conference, Aug. 6, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Low-altitude drops cut costs, keep Soldiers safe

    Aug 13, 2013

    The low-cost, low-altitude drop is a relatively new practice at Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan. Started in late May 2013, the drops deliver all kinds of supplies to the base in order to cut costs and keep ground-based convoys off the road and out of harm's way.

  • Army scientists collaborate for stronger laser protection

    Aug 13, 2013

    Just as sunglasses protect the wearer's eyes from the ultraviolet rays of the summer sun, some materials protect eyes and sensors from laser devices. U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists are looking at findings from university partners to determine which materials provide the most effective protection against lasers.

  • Leader's Training Course helps develop future leaders

    Aug 13, 2013

    The Leader Training Course, which began in 1965, is an ROTC summer designed program at Fort Knox, Ky., to develop future officers.

  • Restful sleep third prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 13, 2013

    Going without sleep can make Soldiers feel more than just a little grumpy and groggy at work, said a sleep medicine consultant on the Army's Performance Triad program.

  • Military, civilian medical experts emphasize investment in acute trauma care

    Aug 13, 2013

    Major advancements in acute trauma care are being seen in both the military and civilian health sectors, agreed experts during roundtable discussion at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 13, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Trainer/Mentors ensure reserve-component readiness

    Aug 12, 2013

    First Army Division East trainer/mentors play an integral role in ensuring reserve-component units maintain a high degree of readiness. Recently when members of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, a National Guard unit, conducted a command post exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., Soldiers from 4th Cavalry Brigade, First Army Division East, were standing ready as trainer/mentors and subject matter experts.

  • Air Defense Artillery Vietnam veterans donate memorial to Fort Sill

    Aug 12, 2013

    The National Dusters, Quads and Searchlight Association donated a memorial to Fort Sill's Constitution Park, during an unveiling ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • 401st AFSB receives first weigh-in-motion system in Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2013

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is the first unit in Afghanistan to procure the state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion system, which can record a vehicle's length, width, height, weight, number of axles and center of balance in a matter of seconds without the vehicle operator having to come to a halt.

  • Riggers push supplies out to troops with sling load operations

    Aug 12, 2013

    Intense, excitement and fun are some of the words that begin to describe the way two parachute riggers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade "Task Force Lifeliner," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), feel as they prepare for sling load operations.

  • Huachuca's Net Zero-focused middle school wins design, energy conservation awards

    Aug 12, 2013

    When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not schools or their interiors. However, this didn't stop Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from winning design, energy conservation and sustainability awards at state, national and international levels.

  • New York Army National Guard instructors qualify infantry Soldiers

    Aug 12, 2013

    Combining steep learning curves with the steep terrain at Camp Smith, N.Y., Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 106th Regional Training Institute, turn Army Reserve and National Guard clerks, quartermasters, and mechanics into infantrymen.

  • Michigan, Indiana National Guard units train in realistic environment

    Aug 11, 2013

    Soldiers from the Michigan and Indiana National Guard began their domestic response training during Vibrant Response 13-2, Aug. 10, 2013.

  • Army engineers bring 'Power, Energy and Cyber' to students

    Aug 9, 2013

    Army engineers provided high school students a look into the science-related career paths available to them through advanced classroom instruction and hands-on experiments as part of an expanded Gains in the Education and Mathematics and Science program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 15-26, 2013.

  • 'Currahees' train for mass casualty exercise

    Aug 9, 2013

    With smoke billowing in the distance and loud speakers blaring instructions, Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a mass casualty exercise during the late afternoon hours, on Forward Operating Base, Salerno, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013.

  • Keeping Soldiers active first prong on Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    "As an Army we must be ready and resilient. We need to fully appreciate the impact that the Performance Triad has on our daily lives," said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Eating for health, performance second prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    Soldiers who switch to a healthier diet will notice an immediate change in how they feel and perform, said a registered dietitian.

  • XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system may lose 'X' by next August

    Aug 9, 2013

    The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system is now in development. But by this time next year, the system may have moved into low-rate initial production and if so, will lose the experimental "X" prefix.

  • Homeland Security military advisor visits Vibrant Response

    Aug 8, 2013

    Coast Guard Rear Adm. June E. Ryan, military advisor to the Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security, visited the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Exercise Vibrant Response 13-2 Joint Visitors' Bureau, at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Aug. 3, 2013, to receive an overview of the nation's largest chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disaster response drill.

  • Afghan medical providers increasing level of care

    Aug 8, 2013

    Afghan medical providers in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, will soon be on their own to provide quality care that was once provided by U.S. and other coalition forces.

  • Westphal discusses fiscal challenges facing Army during TRADOC, Fort Eustis visit

    Aug 8, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Eustis, Va., Aug. 7, 2013, to get an update on U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command missions, and speak with leaders about the future of the Army.

  • New devices keep Army communications safe

    Aug 8, 2013

    Project Director, Communications Security is moving closer to fielding a new handheld device which will be used to deliver electronic keys to secure the Army's phone, radio, computer and satellite networks.

  • Program manager uses data matrices to ensure equipment accountability

    Aug 8, 2013

    Project Manager Soldier Sensors and Lasers achieved a 100 percent success rate for three years in a row on tracking all its issued gear. To accomplish that, they used a tool called an Item Unique Identification, or IUID.

  • Veterans may get 1 year of retroactive benefits with 'fully developed claims'

    Aug 8, 2013

    Veterans filing an original "fully developed claim" for service-connected disability compensation may now be entitled to up to one year of retroactive disability benefits.

  • Manchu officers return to leadership roles in Korea

    Aug 7, 2013

    During his first visit to Korea since assuming command, the U.S. Army Pacific commanding general discovered that four officers he used to lead in the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchus," were serving in key leadership positions in Korea.

  • Taking care of 4-legged warriors saves Soldiers lives too

    Aug 7, 2013

    The Baumholder, Germany-based 64th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), took time recently to brush up on their skills prior to their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • CSA visits Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

    Aug 7, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with leaders and Soldiers deployed to in the Regional Command-South area of operations at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and Forward Operating Base Azzizullah, Aug. 7, 2013.

  • Adaptive waterskiing clinic brings Soldiers in transition out on water

    Aug 7, 2013

    Soldiers in the 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, took to the water, Aug. 2, 2013, on kayaks, tubes and water skis during the Introduction to Adapted Waterskiing Clinic at Tompkins Basin on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Navy perform deck landings

    Aug 7, 2013

    Pilots and flight crews with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade worked closely with the U.S. Navy to conduct deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Chafee, USS Hopper, USS Guadalupe, and the USS Tarawa, in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, July 15-19, 2013.

  • TRADOC selects NCO, Soldier of the Year using same high standards, newer techniques

    Aug 6, 2013

    In an effort to balance the tradition of recognizing Army professionalism and being good stewards of limited funds, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command revamped the way it challenges, chooses and celebrates its best enlisted Soldiers.

  • Vibrant Response tests chemical biological radiological and nuclear units

    Aug 6, 2013

    There are only three active-duty units in the United States who have a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear-focused mission, and they must be confirmed ready to execute that mission each year. They do this at Vibrant Response.

  • Civilian furlough days to be reduced

    Aug 6, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8, are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6, 2013.

  • Army South Soldiers, veterinarians help partner nations build, sustain working dog programs

    Aug 6, 2013

    During the month of July, a handful of U.S. Army South Soldiers traveled to Colombia and Honduras to conduct subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation soldiers and civilians.

  • SMA holds first Pentagon town hall

    Aug 6, 2013

    For the first time ever, the Army's senior enlisted advisor held a town hall meeting for Soldiers who are stationed at the Pentagon. Those Soldiers don't normally get the messages he takes to installations and posts during his worldwide travel.

  • Japanese 'Bon Odori' Festival at Camp Zama draws 26,000 visitors

    Aug 6, 2013

    The 54th annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, culminated Aug. 3, 2013, with more than 1,000 people performing the moves of traditional Japanese dances in sync, circled around a large, ornate wooden tower erected at the installation's Rambler Field.

  • New 'milWire' tool promotes targeted information sharing

    Aug 5, 2013

    The Department of Defense recently released milWire, a new collaborative tool tailored to deliver user generated content, both custom or shared, from milSuite and other DOD websites.

  • Army Vice Chief finds Ready and Resilient Campaign 'best practices' at Fort Campbell

    Aug 5, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell spoke with several groups at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 1, 2013, about the Ready and Resilient Campaign as well as other key issues facing Soldiers and families today.

  • 'Long-Lived Power' could extend life for battlefield sensors

    Aug 5, 2013

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are testing tritium, a radioisotope that is produced in nuclear reactors, to power sensors. This alternative energy source could give sensors -- the eyes and ears of warfighters -- a battlefield energy source capable of lasting a 13-year half-life.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits troops in Korea

    Aug 5, 2013

    The four-star general who commands U.S. Army forces in the Asia Pacific region is making his first trip to Korea this week.

  • U.S. Army Europe training area information now available as mobile apps

    Aug 5, 2013

    Training area information and resources for U.S. Army training locations throughout Europe are now available as applications for Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.

  • Man-down scenario provides direct insight for leader

    Aug 5, 2013

    The 52nd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team from Columbus, Ohio, and the 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team from Fort Richardson, Alaska, were called in to assess a simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear incident, Aug. 1, 2013, during the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) lead Exercise Vibrant Response 13-2, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind.

  • Collaboration leads to new rocket propulsion technology

    Aug 5, 2013

    A team of Army researchers developed a new gel-propellant engine called the vortex engine. Michael Nusca, Ph.D., Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the Department of the Army with a 2012 Army Research and Development Outstanding Collaboration Award for their work titled, "Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Development and Testing of Controllable Thrust Gel Bipropellant Rocket Engines for Tactical Missiles."

  • Army Vice Chief highlights importance of resiliency campaign

    Aug 5, 2013

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell said the service's Ready and Resilient Campaign is playing a key role in strengthening the force. He met with Soldiers, family members and civilians at Fort Jackson, S.C., on the last leg of a three-day tour focusing on the Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Army releases new marketing regulation

    Aug 2, 2013

    The Army Marketing and Research Group has revised regulation 601-208 "The Army Brand and Marketing Program," to strengthen the Army brand and highlight the Army's transition to an enterprise brand strategy.

  • Combined simulation exercise strengthens ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Aug 2, 2013

    The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and the Third Republic of Korea Army, conducted a Combined Counterfire Exercise on Camp Casey, South Korea, July 17-19, 2013. The simulation-based exercise was to enhance the ROK-U.S. counterfire capability, improve staff coordination and test battle command computer systems.

  • End of era: Bradley fighting vehicles leave Germany

    Aug 2, 2013

    Civilian and military logisticians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern are at Kaiserslautern Army Depot, Germany, preparing M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles for retrograde and transportation to the U.S.

  • Army officer wins national bobsled push championship

    Aug 2, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Capt. Chris Fogt won the U.S. men's national bobsled push championship at the Canadian Ice House in Calgary, Canada, further establishing himself as a solid contender to make Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Military Spouses Choir on 'America's Got Talent' Aug. 6

    Aug 2, 2013

    A group of performers from Army Entertainment past and present play a major role in the success of the American Military Spouses Choir on "America's Got Talent." The spouses of active-duty military personnel will perform live at Radio City Music Hall in New York city, Aug. 6, 2013. The show will air live on NBC at 9 p.m. (ET).

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, changes explained

    Aug 1, 2013

    Understanding the Post-9/11 GI Bill can be daunting. That's why Fort Belvoir, Va., Education Guidance Counselor, Jack Lenahan, hosted a briefing on the bill July 25, 2013, at the USO Warrior and Family Center.

  • Army Vice Chief talks 'Ready and Resilient' at Fort Drum

    Aug 1, 2013

    As part of the 'Health of the Force' trip, Gen. John Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Drum, July 31-Aug. 1, 2013, to review Fort Drum's Ready and Resilient Campaign, known as R2C.

  • Army addresses sexual assault prevention at Year of Military Women panel

    Aug 1, 2013

    Leadership, resources, education, and expertise will be the keys to preventing sexual assault and harassment in the Army.

  • 'Iron Eagles' conduct 1st field exercise at Carson

    Jul 31, 2013

    The 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade "Iron Eagles," 4th Infantry Division, conducted their first field training exercise on Fort Carson, Colo., July 22-26, 2013.

  • Army Ten-Miler's U.S. service members lottery opens Aug. 1

    Jul 31, 2013

    The Army's race will hold a special online lottery for U.S. service member, Aug. 1-15, 2013. The lottery is open to all U.S. service members and they must use a .mil email address when registering.

  • Breaking barriers: 4 Soldiers set to become Army's first female Abrams tank maintainers

    Jul 31, 2013

    Four female Soldiers will make history Aug. 1, 2013, as they will become the first females in the Army to obtain the 91A M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer military occupational specialty.

  • Fort Benning selected for CSF2 film production

    Jul 31, 2013

    To help new Soldiers prepare for the physical and emotional stressors of deployments, Comprehensive Resilience Module training videos have offered a realistic perspective of combat. For the second year, Fort Benning was the selected site for production of the Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness Program CRMs. Scenes for its most recent production, Resilience on the Battlefield, were filmed July 23-26 at various locations.

  • 21st TSC helps move equipment to Afghanistan

    Jul 31, 2013

    Using a process called multi-modal transportation, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command oversaw and coordinated the movement of equipment in more than 200 TRICON type containers from their home station in Vilseck, Germany, to their unit, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in Afghanistan, beginning June 21, 2013, and spanning the course of 28 days.

  • Former POWs recall bravery, heroism of Korean War chaplain

    Jul 31, 2013

    Two Korean War prisoners of war recently recalled the heroism of Medal of Honor recipient Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, who gave his life while helping others survive the harsh conditions of captivity.

  • In Asia-Pacific, Army policy not one of containment

    Jul 31, 2013

    Despite a Department of Defense focus on the Asia-Pacific region, there is no Army policy to "contain" China, said the service's senior-most officer.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • Soldier Show auditions link with Operation Rising Star

    Jul 29, 2013

    In an effort to streamline efficiencies, Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operation Rising Star finalists.

  • Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for COP Keating

    Jul 29, 2013

    President Barack Obama announced July 26, 2013, that Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the Medal of Honor next month for his "conspicuous gallantry" in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Japan senior leaders emphasize importance of SHARP

    Jul 29, 2013

    To emphasize the importance of the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., commander of United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), personally met with each unit victim advocate during his command visit to Okinawa, July 22-25, 2013.

  • Afghan soldiers provide safety through delivery of artillery fires

    Jul 29, 2013

    The soldiers of the Afghan National Army's Artillery Battery, 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, are helping provide artillery support, and peace of mind, for their brothers-in-arms across the Orgun Valley of Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

  • Afghan police secure new areas in eastern Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2013

    The Afghan Local Police set up a new checkpoint in the Muhammad Aghah district of Logar province, eastern Afghanistan, in order to deter enemy activity in the area.

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