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  • Mission, Installation Contracting Command saves Army more than $750 million

    Aug 29, 2013

    Officials at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command have surpassed a goal of saving the Army $750 million in acquisitions more than two months ahead of schedule.

  • Influencing narrative, human behavior key to national security

    Aug 28, 2013

    Military leaders met at Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug 26-28, 2013, to discuss leveraging the "human domain" as a way to both win conflicts, and even prevent them in the first place.

  • Female flag detail honors Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    Female Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass, raised the American flag during reveille, Aug. 28, 2013. The all-female flag honor detail joined together to commemorate Women's Equality Day, the day when the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

  • Army awards 2nd technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • General mentors women Soldiers seeking Bradley mechanic MOS

    Aug 28, 2013

    The female Soldiers currently training to earn the 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer military occupationally specialty received a mentoring session, Aug. 26, 2013, from Brig. Gen. Michaelene Kloster, the commander of the 98th Training Division, and Fort Benning's only woman general.

  • Army rugger humbled honoring fallen peers

    Aug 28, 2013

    All-Army Rugby player Maj. Nate Conkey experienced the exhilarating high of winning his first gold medal at the 2013 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship and was humbled the next morning by a remembrance ceremony that honored all military rugby players, including many of his friends, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • National Guard battles Northern California wildfires

    Aug 27, 2013

    Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California.

  • Army, Marine Corps take delivery of JLTVs for user testing

    Aug 27, 2013

    All 66 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes have been delivered to the military so that 14 months of testing can begin at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. Full-scale testing is scheduled to begin next week, according to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle joint program office.

  • Vanguard mechanics help Afghan National Army repair vehicles, increase combat power

    Aug 27, 2013

    U.S. Army mechanics from Company B, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, advised Afghan National Army soldiers from the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps, on better methods to maintain their vehicles.

  • Collaboration key to burn care innovation

    Aug 27, 2013

    Two emerging procedures for burn care were discussed by military medical experts at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 15, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Army advances standardized tactical computer

    Aug 27, 2013

    In combat and tactical vehicles, Soldiers can access communications systems that display a complete picture of the battlefield. However, these high-tech situational awareness features are viewed through different computer systems, over separate monitors and with little room to spare.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Aug 26, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter became the second Soldier to receive the nation's highest military award for extraordinary gallantry and selfless actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009, during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, 2013.

  • Hotline, now 50 years old, continues to promote dialog with Russians

    Aug 26, 2013

    In October 1962, the Cuban missile crisis occurred and with it, the possibility of a nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. To open the lines of communications between the two countries and help prevent "mutually assured destruction," a hotline was activated, Aug. 30, 1963.

  • Army highlights Soldier for Life program for successful reintegration

    Aug 26, 2013

    The Soldier for Life program seeks successful reintegration of veterans and their families into civilian life to keep them and the nation "Army Strong."

  • Consortia focus on PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury

    Aug 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, will support two new multi-institutional consortia focused on translational and clinical research on post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Army wins Armed Forces Rugby on last-second try

    Aug 26, 2013

    Second Lt. Will Holder of Fort Sill, Okla., scored a last-second, diving try that lifted All-Army to a 19-14 walk-off victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal match of the 2013 Armed Forces Sevens Rugby Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.

  • Chiefs: National Guard, Reserves should remain strong, operational

    Aug 26, 2013

    The National Guard and Reserves should remain strong operational forces, senior leaders of the seven Reserve components said recently.

  • Army South, partner nations complete PANAMAX 2013 exercise

    Aug 26, 2013

    The annual Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX exercise, which took place in Central America and the United States, wrapped up Aug. 16, 2013, after forces from 19 nations took part in simulated training scenarios focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal.

  • Team Tobyhanna streamlines Nett Warrior fielding process

    Aug 26, 2013

    Several shops at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., are supporting the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior system that provides warfighters secure and mobile voice, video and data communications capabilities.

  • SHARP training incorporated into U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane, Aug. 20, 2013, to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault.

  • 'Maintainers' focus on safety as they move equipment through hostile areas

    Aug 25, 2013

    In Logar and Wardak Provinces of Afghanistan, coalition forces are being supported by Afghan National Security Forces as they move heavy equipment from various outposts along Highway 1, one of eastern Afghanistan's most dangerous highways.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • New SHARP director says Army must defeat sexual assault to maintain public trust

    Aug 22, 2013

    As the Army finishes up operations in Afghanistan, at home it continues a fight to stem the sexual assaults some in uniform perpetrate against their fellow Soldiers.

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • U.S. Army South, Salvadoran army wrap up 6th annual staff talks

    Aug 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army South commanding general and the Salvadoran army chief of staff signaled the end of the sixth annual army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. and Salvadoran armies by signing a memorandum of understanding in San Salvador, El Salvador, Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Campbell addresses veterans, military service organizations at summit

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Army vice chief of staff opened the second quarterly Veterans Service Organization/Military Service Organization Summit telling group members that while the Army can be bureaucratic at times, it's still a learning organization that is and will continue to be flexible and adaptable to change no matter what that may be.

  • U.S., South African militaries celebrate completion of successful bilateral exercise

    Aug 22, 2013

    The curtain came down Aug. 5, 2013, on Shared Accord 2013, a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. military and South African Defense Forces, which involved more than 4,000 total troops performing a wide array of tasks from live-fire scenarios and airborne operations, to a large-scale humanitarian aid project.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • American, Israeli kids visit Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington National Cemetery

    Aug 21, 2013

    American kids from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Israeli youth from the Israel Defense Force Widows & Orphans Organization along with adult volunteers and staff from both organizations, visited Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 12, 2013.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.