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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MRE production for 2014 does away with lasagna, refried beans, fajitas

    Jul 29, 2013

    Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat, or MREs.

  • Intelligence sharing through tactical glasses highlighted at Enterprise Challenge 2013

    Jul 29, 2013

    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army participated in Enterprise Challenge 2013 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., July 15-26, 2013, demonstrating collaboration between the Army and industry through technology testing in a tactical environment.

  • Texas Guardsmen train with Australian army for Talisman Saber

    Jul 29, 2013

    Texas' 36th Infantry Division deployed approximately 150 Soldiers to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 14-29, 2013, to participate in the fifth Talisman Saber training exercise.

  • Army extends Global Information Grid network to company level, below

    Jul 29, 2013

    Currently installed on mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles as part of the Army's mobile Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 network, the Soldier Network Extension will extend the network down to the company level for the first time.

  • Enlisted, warrant officer students train together for first time at Huachuca

    Jul 29, 2013

    Students from the 2-13th Aviation Regiment attending the 150U Warrant Officer Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems course, and the 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer and 15W Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator courses, trained side-by-side in a culminating training exercise for the first time in Fort Huachuca's history, July 15-17, 2013.

  • March 2 Success now more interactive, engaging

    Jul 29, 2013

    Free online, Army-sponsored test preparation program updated to keep pace with technology.

  • Veterans return to Korea for armistice anniversary

    Jul 29, 2013

    Korean War veterans returned to South Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement that brought the brutal conflict to an end.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • G-1 to Congress: Army studying how to integrate women into combat

    Jul 26, 2013

    Integrating women into combat roles may require adjustments in recruiting efforts, the assignment process and other policies, the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel told members of Congress.

  • Army Community Service celebrates 48 years of assisting families

    Jul 26, 2013

    After 48 years, Army Community Service is operating on 78 installations, providing family team building, relocation assistance, financial readiness counseling and a host of other services.

  • Chaplain Corps anniversary honors Korean War priest

    Jul 26, 2013

    The Army Chaplain Corps, in marking its 238th anniversary, held a memorial service for a Korean War chaplain who gave his life to save others.

  • Eighth Army activates digital liaison detachment

    Jul 26, 2013

    Eighth Army established the 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment to serve as the primary link with the Republic of Korea Ground Component Command.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers back in U.S. waters after 10 months

    Jul 25, 2013

    Thirty-one Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 805th Transportation Detachment returned to U.S. waters, July 24, 2013, after 10 months overseas in support of Operating Enduring Freedom.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment takes lead in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 25, 2013

    The troops of the Task Force Dragoon (2nd Cavalry Regiment) assumed their role in helping the security forces of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 25, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Korean War 'Heroes Remembered' at Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 25, 2013

    Veterans of the Korean War, including two Medal of Honor recipients, were honored during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Whipple Field, July 24, 2013.

  • Odierno visits India, focuses on future opportunities

    Jul 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno traveled to New Delhi this week, where he visited with his Indian counterpart, Gen. Bikram Singh, chief of army staff.

  • U.S. Army Africa, South African partners kick-off Exercise Shared Accord 13

    Jul 25, 2013

    Approximately 700 U.S. and 3,000 South African Defense Force service members gathered at Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa, for the opening ceremony of U.S. Army Africa's Exercise Shared Accord 13, July 24, 2013.

  • Vice chief addresses current Army challenges

    Jul 25, 2013

    While budget cuts and sequestration are a challenge, Americans won't accept them as an excuse for the Army failing to maintain a fighting force able to win the nation's wars, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Natick develops holster for M320 grenade launcher

    Jul 25, 2013

    When the M320 40mm grenade launcher was introduced to replace the M203 in 2009, it put a new, more lethal weapon into the hands of the individual Soldier. There was one question, however. How would he or she best carry it?

  • Soldier saves teens from burning vehicle

    Jul 24, 2013

    Thanks to Staff Sgt. Michael Peters and his wife, Debra, a car full of teens who hit a tree head on, are on the road to recovery.

  • Army rifle shooters showcase skills at Interservice Championships

    Jul 24, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit captured the overall individual and team championships at the 52nd Annual Interservice Rifle Championships, July 16-23, 2013, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

  • Army honors service, sacrifice of Korean War veterans

    Jul 24, 2013

    Just three days in advance of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended fighting in Korea, veterans who fought in that conflict were honored with a Twilight Tattoo in the nation's capital.

  • 'Talisman Saber' shows Army's expanding role in Pacific

    Jul 24, 2013

    I Corps is playing a key role in Exercise Talisman Saber in Australia, demonstrating the Army's increasing influence in the Pacific, said one of the exercise planners.

  • Armistice anniversary marks milestone for alliance

    Jul 24, 2013

    American and South Korean officials and veterans will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement in the United States and South Korea this week.

  • SecArmy, U.S. Army Pacific commander honor late Senator Inouye

    Jul 23, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, honored the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, July 23, 2013, at a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • TRADOC Analysis Center examines NIE 13.2

    Jul 23, 2013

    Analysts at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center participated in the 2013 Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, held at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., April - May, to help the Army assess how new systems might help Army units fight better.

  • West Point cadets help Uganda renew energy resources

    Jul 23, 2013

    In an effort to limit the effects of deforestation, five cadets from the United States Military Academy travelled to Kasiisi, Uganda, to participate in the construction of a Biogas Digester during a Renewable Energy mission, conducted from June 16 to July 3, 2013, as part of an ongoing cooperation between U.S. Army Africa and USMA.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers have many resources to help build resiliency

    Jul 23, 2013

    Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Margaret Wilmoth spoke to the American Mental Health Counselors Association, July 20, 2013, about the Army Reserve's approach to mental health, focusing on rehabilitation and resilience programs like the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment program and Comprehensive Soldier Fitness.

  • U.S. Army Africa exercise Shared Accord 13 kicks off this week

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. military forces are teaming up with South African National Defense Forces for Shared Accord 13, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from July 24 to Aug. 7, 2013.

  • Commander gets tough on combating sexual harassment, assault

    Jul 23, 2013

    Better communication between leaders and troops is key to combating sexual harassment and assault, said the Army's top civilian leader.

  • SecArmy sees I Corps in action Down Under

    Jul 22, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh took part this week in a key exercise with Australia, one of America's most enduring regional partners.

  • Army looking at opening more combat jobs to women

    Jul 22, 2013

    Last month the Army announced its plan to integrate women into combat roles, opening positions within 27 brigade combat teams, which include nine National Guard brigade combat teams.

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