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  • 'Red Team' exposing Army technology vulnerabilities

    Mar 24, 2015

    Anything deployed to forward operating outposts of 300 people or less now gets a Red Team going over, said Mary J. Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology.

  • Dr. James Naismith: Sports Innovator and Army Chaplain

    Mar 24, 2015

    As "March Madness" makes its annual appearance on the American sports scene, fans that understand the history of basketball know Dr. James Naismith invented the game in 1891. What many fans probably do not know about Naismith is that he served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard and as a volunteer chaplain in France during World War I.

  • DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

    Mar 24, 2015

    Department of Defense employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department's chief information officer said.

  • Maryland's first female adjutant general featured on iSoldier

    Mar 23, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the first African-American and first woman to serve as adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, is highlighted in the March 21 edition of iSoldier.

  • Medical laboratory returns home from Liberia

    Mar 23, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory returned home from a four-month deployment to Liberia, March 23.

  • Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

    Mar 23, 2015

    During National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

    Mar 23, 2015

    For little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, Family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physical, spiritual, emotional, Family and social status.

  • Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

    Mar 23, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan is in the early stages of a mission that will result in 94 mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles being available to support future coalition missions.

  • Three-war veteran honored to be part of military history

    Mar 20, 2015

    Enlisting in 1935, retired U.S. Army Maj. Virgil Ward, 96, served in three wars during his 30-year tenure in the military.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element provides care to villagers in Honduras

    Mar 20, 2015

    Joint Task Force-Bravo's Medical Element, with support from JTF-Bravo's Joint Security Forces and Army Forces Battalion, partnered with the Honduran Ministry of Health and the Honduran military to provide medical care to 5,352 people and perform 11 surgeries over three days in the Department of Copan and Lempira during a Mobile Surgical Team Medical Readiness Training Exercise and a medical partnership exercise, March 11-15.

  • First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

    Mar 20, 2015

    Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

  • Human Resources Command makes Officer Selection Board training, mock board available online

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command disseminated teaching materials across the Army, March 18, to explain the mechanics of the officer selection board process.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment begins major convoy for Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Mar 20, 2015

    A battalion from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, assumed responsibility for the U.S. Army's Operation Atlantic Resolve land force training and security cooperation activities in Estonia, March 20, from Army Europe's 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in the first of several scheduled transfers of mission that will occur throughout eastern Europe over the next few days.

  • Community effort diffuses WWII bomb at Army garrison in Grafenwoehr

    Mar 20, 2015

    A World War II-era bomb was discovered at the Army garrison in Grafenwoehr, Germany, setting in motion a rapid response by Army officials and a German ordnance disposal team that prompted the community's safe evacuation and the bomb's eventual disposal.

  • Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, Army says

    Mar 19, 2015

    Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout aircraft - a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa - an Army leader told Congress there is still a valid need for that type of aircraft.

  • Army female trailblazers applaud expanding role of women

    Mar 19, 2015

    Women today are taking on increased roles in complex and changing battle environments, said senior Army budget officer Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, during a keynote address at a U.S. Army Women's Foundation event, March 17.

  • G-4 aims to make Army logistics 'expeditionary' again

    Mar 19, 2015

    The Army's senior logistician said one of his top priorities and challenges was to make the Army an expeditionary force again, one where readiness is not scheduled, but the force is consistently sustained and ready to move on demand.

  • New military working dog equipment sets give service handlers a 'paw up'

    Mar 19, 2015

    During World War I, it was not unusual for the chemical agent mustard gas to stealthily sink into American trenches, launched by German troops intending to incapacitate U.S. Service members so that the Germans could advance on their position.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers secure NATO missile-defense sites

    Mar 19, 2015

    Paratroopers, from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, returned from NATO Operation Active Fence in Turkey, March 12

  • Army Europe air defense unit deploys to Poland for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies.

  • U.S. advisers see progress in Afghan police training

    Mar 19, 2015

    U.S. military advisers from Train, Advise, Assist Command - East visited the Afghan police Regional Training Center in Nangarhar province, March 17.

  • Freedom Shock: Army Europe, ready at a moment's notice

    Mar 19, 2015

    Moving a Soldier from one location to another can be a relatively simple task, but when real-world events arise and an entire unit is called to action, not to mention hundreds of pieces of equipment, how does Army Europe stay ready?

  • Army Emergency Relief kicks off 2015 campaign

    Mar 18, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief opened its annual campaign, March 1, with the theme: "Army Emergency Relief - Making a Difference."

  • McHugh: Acquisition reform remains top Army priority

    Mar 18, 2015

    "Historically, the Army's track record on acquisition programs is too often a tale of failure," Army Secretary John M. McHugh told senators, March 18.

  • Gray Eagle Company returns from Afghanistan deployment

    Mar 18, 2015

    The last of the Soldiers, from Company E, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, returned home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan and were reunited with their families on Fort Stewart, March 13.

  • Army leader: sequestration impacts communities but BRAC could benefit them

    Mar 17, 2015

    "The Army is in the process of conducting approximately 30 community listening sessions at all Army installations with military and civilian populations of 5,000 or more," Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson told lawmakers, March 17.

  • McHugh: Budget cuts would mean 'dark and dangerous' future

    Mar 17, 2015

    The Army's ability to continue to operate globally and to stay trained and equipped to perform missions around the world is threatened by looming budget cuts, Army Secretary John M. McHugh told lawmakers.

  • U.S. Army Human Resources Command drills trainers to roll out new report

    Mar 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command will train a cadre of Soldiers and dispatch them across the Army to spearhead the implementation of a new Non-commissioned Officer Evaluation Report scheduled for roll-out this autumn.

  • Soldiers participate in disaster response Exercise Daimiel 15

    Mar 17, 2015

    Members of a joint task force comprised of U.S. Sailors, from Task Force 68 at Naval Station Rota, Spain; U.S. Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command at Kaiserslautern, Germany and Vicenza, Italy; and personnel from the U.S. Air Force participated in the Spanish Emergency Military Unit's annual GAMMA Series Exercise, DAIMIEL 2015.

  • Army's largest technical library collaborates to define its 21st century future

    Mar 17, 2015

    The board of directors for the largest science and technology library in the U.S. Army met March 11 at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army Emergency Relief makes difference for Soldiers in financial duress

    Mar 16, 2015

    When Spc. Julian Turner's mother passed away in November 2014, she had to deal with not only the heartbreak of losing a loved one, but also the stress of settling that loved one's final affairs.

  • Soldiers build postal capacity from ground up in Iraq

    Mar 16, 2015

    For those Service members deployed with Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Iraq, postal operations have been a challenge since Soldiers began arriving in the country late last year.

  • West Point to name barracks after Tuskegee Airman

    Mar 16, 2015

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, is naming its newest cadet barracks after Air Force Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr., a Tuskegee Airman who had graduated from the academy.

  • DOD civilian, retired Soldier says resiliency lessons helped him beat cancer

    Mar 13, 2015

    Army retiree and current Department of Defense civilian Greg Cheek says the resiliency skills he learned from the military helped him overcome the biggest challenge of his life: cancer.

  • Directive opens 4,100 special ops positions to women

    Mar 13, 2015

    A directive signed by Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Feb. 25, opened more than 4,100 positions to women in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

  • OCS Joint Exercise 2015 begins on Fort Bliss

    Mar 13, 2015

    Operational Contract Support is the planning for and obtaining of supplies, services and construction from commercial sources in support of joint operations, along with the associated contract support integration, contracting support, and management of contracted functions.

  • Command troops hone skills during Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 13, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives, or CBRNE, Command prepared to return home following Exercise Key Resolve in South Korea, March 13.

  • Allyn encourages network modernization during visit

    Mar 12, 2015

    From live operational updates on board a C-17 aircraft, to satellite terminals the size of a briefcase, to wireless command posts, new communications technologies will support the Army's "ability to get there faster with a lighter footprint," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Dailey discusses rise to top, Family, leadership

    Mar 12, 2015

    In a blur of town hall meetings, tours and conferences, it seems as though the sergeant major of the Army never gets a moment alone. However, he actually insists that taking time for family and establishing outlets is one of the healthiest things Soldiers can do for themselves.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander experiences last frontier

    Mar 12, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific's commanding general, visited Fairbanks, Alaska, the nation's last frontier, March 10, 2015, to evaluate how cold-weather training is conducted in Alaska's vast training locations.

  • Odierno: Brigade readiness half what it should be

    Mar 11, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno appeared before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, March 11, to testify about the fiscal year 2016 Army budget.

  • Force 2025 focuses on upcoming 'Generation Z'

    Mar 11, 2015

    Total Force Army 2025 must plan for the new challenges of the future technologically savvy Generation Z recruits, said Anthony J. Stamilio, Army deputy assistant secretary for manpower and Reserve affairs (civilian personnel/quality of life), March 10.

  • Dailey discusses revised tattoo policy on Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey revisited Fort Bragg to conduct a town hall meeting with Soldiers to gain an understanding of Soldiers' and Family members' concerns, March 9.

  • Army installation management chiefs call for efficiencies

    Mar 10, 2015

    The Army's top leaders in installation management opened the Association of the U.S. Army's "Hot Topics" forum on installation management calling for efficiencies, explaining a $3 billion maintenance backlog and praising millions of dollars saved through energy projects.

  • Army invests new civilian aide to secretary

    Mar 10, 2015

    The newest civilian aide to the secretary of the Army, or CASA, was invested during a ceremony conducted in late February at the Pentagon.

  • U.S. Army South plays a vital role in mass migration exercise

    Mar 10, 2015

    U.S. Army South commanded a migrant operations joint task force here in support of the U.S. Southern Command-led Integrated Advance 2015 exercise, Feb. 21-27.

  • Fort Hood-based brigade to aid Ebola response in West Africa

    Mar 9, 2015

    The 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade headquarters will deploy to Liberia to command the remaining American forces supporting the U.S. effort to contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

  • Army Warfighter Experiment highlights new technologies

    Mar 9, 2015

    Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment on Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

    Mar 9, 2015

    Approximately 30 patients have been treated with positive results through the Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, or VRET, program since it was donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center last October by the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Female athletes prepare for summer Olympics

    Mar 6, 2015

    Three female Soldiers have their sights set on going to the Olympics next summer in Brazil - two boxers and one wrestler - and they are being spotlighted by Army Broadcasting.

  • Horoho visits National Training Center, praises 'realism' in training

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Army's surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command visited the National Training Center, or NTC, March 2-3, to assess the readiness of the hospital and get a better feel for the medical support provided to Soldiers, Families and retirees making up the Fort Irwin community.

  • Unique Army tactical vehicles being integrated for Network Integration Evaluation 15.2

    Mar 6, 2015

    In preparation of Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 15.2, Fort Bliss, Texas, transforms into the epicenter for one-of-a-kind vehicles equipped with the most technologically advanced Army network systems.

  • Partners work to get a multi-national coalition talking in Iraq

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has executed thousands. They have beheaded, burned and enslaved people, all while broadcasting their particular brand of terror to the world via social media.

  • Army shooter wins gold, earns Olympic quota slot

    Mar 5, 2015

    U.S. Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters led Team USA to gold and bronze medal victories for Men's Double Trap during the 2015 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, March 5.

  • Hammack tells Congress BRAC round needed

    Mar 5, 2015

    The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment was on Capitol Hill March 3 to discuss the Army's 2016 military construction budget and explain the need for base realignment and closure.

  • National Guard responds to snowstorms

    Mar 5, 2015

    More than 400 National Guard troops in six states were assisting authorities during snowstorms in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, according to the National Guard Bureau.

  • Cyber chief: Army cyber force growing 'exponentially'

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Army cyber mission force has grown "exponentially since September 2013 with 25 of 41 [planned] teams at initial operating capability," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told lawmakers, March 4.

  • Advocate offers message of hope for women, children at risk

    Mar 4, 2015

    At the Pentagon National Prayer Breakfast, March 4, Rebecca McDonald told the story of how her best friend was raped in Pakistan when she was 14 years old and how this incident propelled her to become founder and president of Women at Risk, International.

  • Special Forces Soldiers train Honduran force

    Mar 3, 2015

    A Honduran force skilled in combating criminal organizations and countering human and narcotic trafficking recently trained with Special Forces Soldiers on the ranges of Eglin Air Force Base, located in Northwest Florida.

  • Solarium 2015: 'Moneyball' performance pitch gets chief's ear

    Mar 3, 2015

    When Capt. Sean Clement saw the baseball film, "Moneyball," it was not Brad Pitt's performance that he remembers most. He said it was the sabermetrics that knocked the ball out of the park for him.

  • Thousands turn out for Fort Leonard Wood's community listening session

    Mar 3, 2015

    More than 2,100 people from local communities filled Nutter Field House to standing-room only capacity during Fort Leonard Wood's Community Listening Session, March 2.

  • Army Research Laboratory lays out science and technology priorities through 2019

    Mar 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is shaping its science and technology program to support the future direction of the Army in a way that is open and transparent to the workforce, sister organizations within the Army and potential partners across the world.

  • Solarium 2015: Forcing multiple dilemmas on enemy

    Mar 2, 2015

    One of the hoped for outcomes of the Army Operating Concept, or AOC, is "creating an atmosphere where we can create multiple dilemmas for the enemy in an environment where we feel very comfortable operating," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • New Army tool enhances electronic warfare capabilities

    Mar 2, 2015

    The Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool allows for greater control and enhancement of the Army's electronic warfare capabilities.

  • Army researchers return to Norway for nutrition, cold-stress study in Arctic extremes

    Mar 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again partnered with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment to study nutrition and physiological responses to cold-weather training.

  • Military medicine, VA ramp up sharing patients in San Antonio

    Mar 2, 2015

    In a move that helps veterans, and active-duty military patients and their families, local Veterans Affairs and military medical facilities have dramatically increased their work-share agreements over the past two years and are seeking to add more.

  • U.S., Polish forces hone interoperability skills

    Mar 2, 2015

    On a sunny, winter morning, with the last of the morning's frost dissipating into fog, U.S. troopers and Polish infantrymen met at the edge of the airfield here to await the UH-60 Black Hawk's arrival and the beginning of medical evacuation training.

  • Army engineers define future aviation fleet

    Mar 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today.

  • Iraqi Security Forces must lead on defeat of ISIL in Mosul

    Feb 27, 2015

    Iraq's military and Kurdish Peshmerga, after being trained by U.S. military advisors, will be in the lead in what is expected to be a complex and challenging battle to reclaim the country's second largest city, Mosul, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, who have held it since June, said the Army's chief of staff, Feb. 25.

  • Solarium 2015: Developing agile, adaptive leaders

    Feb 27, 2015

    "Five, 10, 15, 20 years from now, you'll be executing our future strategy to meet complex problems we have around the world," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told 84 captains from throughout the Army. As the Army prepares to execute its strategy: "The U.S. Army Operating Concept: Win in a Complex World," the chief said he wanted to get "those unique perspectives captains bring," as they will be implementing this strategy in the future.

  • Senior enlisted advisers testify on quality of life on Capitol Hill

    Feb 27, 2015

    The senior enlisted advisors from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force were on Capitol Hill, Feb. 25, to testify on quality of life concerns.

  • Joint Staff approves Humanitarian Service Medal for service during Operation Damayan

    Feb 27, 2015

    The Joint Staff announced eligibility guidelines Jan. 14 for the Humanitarian Service Medal for Republic of the Philippines Relief Efforts, known as Operation Damayan.

  • Minnesota, Norwegian Service members retrace successful World War II mission

    Feb 27, 2015

    Airmen and Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard participating in the 42nd American - Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange retraced the steps of U.S. and Norwegian special operators 70 years ago who, during the final months of World War II, waged a successful sabotage campaign against German forces occupying Norway.

  • Service members urged to take overseas housing allowance survey

    Feb 27, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe is asking Service members in Germany, who reside off-post in privately leased or rental housing, to take part in the annual housing survey, March 1-31.

  • New Army tool enhances electronic warfare capabilities

    Feb 27, 2015

    Beginning with the early stages of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the Army has steadily increased its electronic warfare, or EW, capabilities from both a manpower and equipment standpoint.

  • Exercise Spartan Pegasus demonstrates joint military partnership

    Feb 26, 2015

    Paratroopers, with U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, performed the largest U.S. airborne mission north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade during Spartan Pegasus 15, Feb. 24.

  • Odierno, Dailey emphasize trust at Army's SHARP Academy

    Feb 26, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey spoke with students of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program's, or SHARP's, baseline certification course at the SHARP Academy on Fort Leavenworth, Feb. 26.

  • 101st Airborne Division cases colors, heads home after successful mission in Liberia

    Feb 26, 2015

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, marking the end of Operation United Assistance for the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, and the Screaming Eagles.

  • Museum highlights Army's real-life 'Monuments Men'

    Feb 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe personnel were treated to a special tour of the Wiesbaden Museum by its director, Dr. Alexander Klar, who explained the museum's history as a collection point for reclaiming stolen Nazi art pieces, Feb. 17.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains Arctic air base supporting national security

    Feb 25, 2015

    It's 9 p.m. and 2 degrees in Thule Air Base located in the northwestern corner of Greenland in the Arctic Circle. A team of engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are haggard after a long overnight flight that was followed by a day of visiting projects. They were about to call it a day when they decide to visit the base's museum.

  • Former World War II quartermaster recalls service in book, documentary

    Feb 25, 2015

    Jefferson Wiggins was a Soldier in the war but never saw direct combat. Like the majority of African-Americans who donned uniforms during World War II, he was on the wrong side of a segregated Army, one that generally relegated them to jobs as laborers or restricted them to positions, which supported white troops performing the most critical missions.

  • McHugh details sequestration dangers, talks Army priorities

    Feb 25, 2015

    If sequestration triggers this year it will affect every person and mission the U.S. Army has, Army Secretary John McHugh said during a Defense Writer's Group breakfast, Feb. 25.

  • Fort Bliss aviators case colors

    Feb 25, 2015

    Soldiers and leadership from the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed as Task Force Iron Knights, cased their colors at Roberts International Airport, Liberia, Feb. 25, signifying the completion of their mission in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • U.S., NATO partners meet to discuss mental health, traumatic brain injury issues

    Feb 25, 2015

    Military medical and behavioral health specialists from 10 NATO countries met in Germany, Feb. 24-25, for a mental health and mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, workshop.

  • Course aims to improve marksmanship across Army

    Feb 24, 2015

    In June 2014, during the Maneuver Warfighter Conference, Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, or MCoE, addressed an area many leaders in the operational Army had expressed concerns about - marksmanship.

  • Army gathers feedback on potential force reductions at Fort Benning

    Feb 24, 2015

    Army leaders provided an update on potential personnel reductions at Fort Benning and gathered feedback from the community during a listening session in front of a crowd of more than 500 people, Feb. 18, at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

  • Female Soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

    Feb 24, 2015

    A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colorado, who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.

  • 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers deploy to Kuwait

    Feb 24, 2015

    About 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Kuwait from Hunter Army Airfield, Feb. 13. The majority of those troops are coming from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, with a mixture of different Soldiers from the other battalions in the brigade.

  • New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds

    Feb 24, 2015

    A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition.

  • Fellowship program offers sergeants major a master's degree in education

    Feb 24, 2015

    Twenty sergeants major will soon have an opportunity to teach the next generation of sergeants major through a fellowship program at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, or USASMA, at Fort Bliss, Texas, worth $27,000 per student.

  • North Wind 2015 features first-ever joint airborne jump

    Feb 23, 2015

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force completed Exercise North Wind 2015, Feb. 21.

  • Guardsman tackles sport fishing on national television show

    Feb 23, 2015

    A National Guard Soldier will be featured on a nationally televised sport-fishing show this month, representing citizen-Soldiers everywhere as he reels in bass, sailfish and even an alligator.

  • Regional adaptive sports trials begin

    Feb 23, 2015

    More than 50 wounded, injured and ill Service members from five military installations converged on Fort Belvoir, Feb. 9-13, to compete in the first of several regional-level sporting events, which will determine which athletes will advance to the Army trials and qualify to compete in a major Department of Defense competition slated for this summer.

  • Mission command training program conducts coalition training

    Feb 23, 2015

    Training audiences located on Fort Hood, Texas, and Camp Atterbury, Ind., faced a "near-peer" adversary in a decisive action training environment as part of Warfighter Exercise 15-3, Feb. 3-11.

  • Experts say more needs to be done to combat assaults on males

    Feb 20, 2015

    Experts at the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Summit, Feb. 19, urged Army leaders to reach out to male victims of sexual assault, saying people must not look at sexual violence as exclusively a women's issue.

  • Army prepares for upcoming Twilight Tattoo season

    Feb 20, 2015

    The 2015 Twilight Tattoo showcase will begin April 29 and run through Aug. 19, every Wednesday with the exception of July 1. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," will support Independence Day celebrations that week.

  • Dyson calls for 'predictability, continuity' in Army's funding

    Feb 19, 2015

    A senior Army fininace officer provided a glimpse Feb. 18 into the service's fiscal year 2016 budget request of $126.5 billion and what could happen should sequestration kick in, reducing that amount by about $6 billion.

  • Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

    Feb 19, 2015

    Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say.

  • 'Miracle' mom sees baby's first birthday

    Feb 19, 2015

    When a terminally ill Army wife gave birth to a healthy boy at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, doctors called it a modern-day medical miracle. A year later, Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo is still alive and sharing quality time with her son, Luke, and doctors are hard-pressed to come up with another description.

  • Drill sergeants train on MEDEVAC at Fort Sill

    Feb 19, 2015

    Drill sergeants from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, recently received their quarterly air medical evacuation training, and boosted medical evacuation, or MEDEVAC, training for Basic Combat Training Soldiers.