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  • Elite Kuwaiti force trains with U.S. Army Central

    Oct 29, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, partnered with Kuwait's Amiri Guard to focus on interoperability and readiness here, Oct. 21.

  • Beating the battle of the bulge: Tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Oct 29, 2015

    How can people beat this battle of the bulge? Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends gain knowledge, not weight, this holiday season. Check out the tips you can follow to avoid holiday weight gain.

  • Mission-ready: Allies equip troops for success in Germany

    Oct 29, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 66th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), part of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade, provided essential movement control support as allied personnel issued European Activity Set gear to combat-ready Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, throughout October at Coleman Barracks.

  • Army Entertainment to bring interactive game show to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 28, 2015

    Army Entertainment and Rising Tide Sports and Entertainment Group have signed a contract to bring interactive game-show-style entertainment to the troops.

  • Helmet that saved NCO's life returned to him

    Oct 28, 2015

    A bullet fired by a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan missed hitting Staff Sgt. Joseph McKenzie in the head by about a quarter of an inch. Instead, his Advanced Combat Helmet took the brunt of the impact. After he got fixed up by the medic for superficial wounds, he pressed on for another 12 hours of fighting.

  • Army University brings more than just credit hours to table

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Army University is an umbrella organization similar to any state university system. Its main function is to bring together all Army schools, training and education facilities, research capability and libraries under one roof.

  • Senior US, European land forces leaders discuss strategies

    Oct 28, 2015

    Senior land forces commanders from more than 30 European partner nations, the United States and Canada convened here to discuss the future of cooperative European security operations during the 23rd Annual Conference of European Armies, Oct. 26-28.

  • 'Thunder Brigade' conducts leader development week

    Oct 27, 2015

    The ability of Army units to "Fight Tonight" is not just a casual phrase on the Korean Peninsula, it is a mental and physical state of readiness shared by Soldiers and officers alike.

  • Corps-authorized environmental restoration project reaches milestone

    Oct 27, 2015

    The largest private environmental restoration project in the Bay Area - authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers two years ago - reached a major milestone this week with the breaching of a levee that will allow the San Francisco Bay to expand northward, restoring marshland and wildlife while also providing protection against sea-level rise.

  • New NCO Evaluation Report to eliminate evaluation inflation

    Oct 27, 2015

    On Jan. 1, the Army will have a new tool to promote, retain and assign its noncommissioned officers: an upgraded NCO Evaluation Report.

  • Fort McCoy projects reflect Energy Action Month ideals

    Oct 27, 2015

    October is National Energy Action Month, and at Fort McCoy, several initiatives and projects reflect efforts at the national, Army, and Department of Defense levels.

  • New notification system alerts employees on, off post

    Oct 27, 2015

    Alerting employees and on post Family members is guaranteed with a new four-prong notification system at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania.

  • Early environmental testing quickly pushes equipment to the limit

    Oct 27, 2015

    Explosive atmospheres, extreme temperature fluctuations and powerful vibrations are just some of the punishing environmental conditions military communications equipment must endure on the battlefield or in the sky.

  • Via, Crawford encourage youth to fulfill potential

    Oct 26, 2015

    "We all have important jobs we do each day, but our most important mission is to grow the future. The students we influence today are those we are building the foundation with and for," said Gen. Dennis L. Via. "Invest today to ignite tomorrow's future."

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for ominous El Nino forecast

    Oct 24, 2015

    From gauging water levels behind dams, insuring the durability of levees, to working with local communities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco has embarked on an extensive effort to prepare the Bay Area and its network of waterways, wetlands and reservoirs for the arrival of an El Nino weather pattern, which forecasters warn could bring prolonged periods of heavy rain, mudslides and flooding to a region more accustomed to years of drought.

  • Army mariners complete trans-Pacific voyage supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 23, 2015

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold C. Clinger, returned here, Oct. 22, after completing the first Army-watercraft trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • Coca-Cola joins 561 corporations promising to hire Soldiers

    Oct 23, 2015

    "We again and again find that the young people we bring in [to corporate America] from the military, turn out to be very strong associates. They've been tested. They've been trained. They've been through adversity. They've proven themselves," Mark P. Rahiya said.

  • Carter, Milley bid farewell to McHugh

    Oct 23, 2015

    The defense secretary and Army chief of staff hosted a farewell tribute to outgoing Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Oct. 23.

  • Cyber warfare capabilities change modern battlefield

    Oct 23, 2015

    Five Soldiers camouflaged under thick vegetation crawl on their bellies through the woods, dragging weapons and heavy backpacks with them until they are within sight of a small compound of buildings.

  • Operation Bayonet Thrust brings Sky Soldiers home

    Oct 23, 2015

    After months being deployed to the Baltics in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Army paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, are convoying home to Italy from Estonia.

  • USA brings 17 medals home from World Games in South Korea

    Oct 23, 2015

    Team USA athletes who marched into the closing ceremony of the 6th Military World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 11, proudly wore 17 medals earned in competition against more than 100 nations.

  • Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers

    Oct 22, 2015

    Using illegal drugs puts a person in an immediate "life or death" situation, said George Suber, a prevention coordinator for the Army Substance Abuse Program on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Strategy charts path to fuel-efficient forward operating base

    Oct 22, 2015

    "Energy and water issues - operational energy, water and waste - these and other aspects of sustaining our force create vulnerabilities our enemies have in the past and will exploit in the future," Richard Kidd said.

  • Football legends Bleier, Staubach discuss Vietnam War experiences

    Oct 21, 2015

    Army combat veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he's often asked what it's like to be in combat.

  • Army installations kick off voting season

    Oct 21, 2015

    The U.S. Constitution mentions numerous rights that America's forefathers believed every citizen should have. One of those rights is mentioned in the Constitution more than any other - the right to vote.

  • Service members join European Best Squad Competition

    Oct 21, 2015

    Participants and staff at the European Best Squad Competition all said it takes teamwork to be successful. This is proving to be the truth during the competition as squads from 14 NATO Allies test their resolve during the inaugural European Best Squad Competition.

  • Ground combat system upgrades focus on weight, lethality

    Oct 20, 2015

    Ground combat vehicle modernization efforts are moving forward, on schedule and under budget, the ground combat systems program executive officer told reporters last week.

  • First Vietnamese-American U.S. general escaped Saigon as child

    Oct 20, 2015

    April 29, 1975 is a day then-9-year-old Viet Luong said he remembers vividly. He was at the Tan Son Nhut Airport in Saigon and bombs were dropping. North Vietnamese forces, led by Gen. Van Tien Dung, were on their final push to take the capital of South Vietnam.

  • Europe District among top Army Corps of Engineers programs in FY2015

    Oct 20, 2015

    As the fiscal calendar hits 2016, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is looking back at another strong year supporting its many strategic partners in two theaters.

  • 16th Sustainment troops fuel Trident Juncture

    Oct 20, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers based in Germany helped launch the largest NATO exercise in two decades by initiating vehicle fueling operations in eastern Spain, Oct. 8.

  • Hammack: Installations must also be resilient

    Oct 19, 2015

    The Army's been talking about Soldier resilience for years. But Army installations must also be resilient, said the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness, experts say

    Oct 19, 2015

    Having a toxic boss results in a 48 percent decrease in work effort and 38 percent decrease in work quality, said Dr. George Reed.

  • Soldiers reach back with 'comms-in-a-briefcase' for missions

    Oct 19, 2015

    Using the satellite-based Global Rapid Response Information Package, Soldiers, from the Army's 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command, were able to expeditiously exchange critical data and confirm potentially dangerous contaminants during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1.

  • Best Griffin squad clinches essential tasks competition

    Oct 19, 2015

    Paratroopers, of the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, held their Paratrooper Essential Task List Stakes here last week, pitting 12 squads of the Golden Griffin Battalion against each other in a challenge to determine who can call themselves the very best.

  • Soldiers join multinational fuel company for Trident Juncture

    Oct 19, 2015

    Joining French army counterparts near Lyon, France, Oct. 5, 515th Transportation Company Soldiers then completed a 700-mile convoy from Smith Barracks, Germany, to the Joint Logistics Support Group headquarters near Zaragoza, Spain, for Trident Juncture 2015.

  • New course for E7s begins as part of NCO education overhaul

    Oct 18, 2015

    A new Master Leader Course pilot begins this week as part of a revamping of noncommissioned officer education and professional development.

  • Field commanders report on global efforts to build stability, relationships

    Oct 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific Command, said he's often asked about China and the relationship with that powerful and important nation.

  • 'Safe and Sound' campaign, 150k-strong, draws attention to child neglect

    Oct 15, 2015

    A Department of Defense-sponsored online campaign, called "Safe and Sound," launched Oct. 9 to focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, especially in military families. Three days later, it had some 146,000 followers.

  • Army dedicates Pentagon corridor to sergeants major of the Army

    Oct 15, 2015

    It was 1966 when the Army first appointed a Sergeant Major of the Army. On Oct. 15, the service designated a portion of the Pentagon to highlight the importance of the position and the noncommissioned corps.

  • Army surgeon general: 'Engagement' key to civilian readiness

    Oct 15, 2015

    Civilian workforce "engagement" is another way to bolster Army readiness, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho said.

  • Family programs evolve to meet changing needs, budget restrictions

    Oct 15, 2015

    Budget cuts do not mean the end of Family programs, Army officials said. In fact, many units, especially the Reserve component, have increased their outreach.

  • Army communications chief: Net modernization a critical enabler

    Oct 15, 2015

    Pointing to the need for "an agile, globally- responsive force that must deploy with little to no notice anytime, anywhere," the Army chief information officer told the media, Oct. 14, that "network modernization is a critical enabler."

  • Carter: Unstable budget harms defense capabilities

    Oct 15, 2015

    For the seventh year in a row Congress has failed to pass a defense appropriations bill in time for the fiscal year, and for four years the Defense Department and other agencies have struggled against sequestration impacts, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.

  • Spouse support challenging in a changing world

    Oct 14, 2015

    Not so many years ago, military spouses talked over coffee, at Family readiness group meetings, wives clubs and had many other face-to-face options for communicating with each other. Today, even with ever-growing technology options, new and veteran spouses alike may struggle to find the communication channel they need at a new assignment.

  • More sustainers needed in Eastern Europe, 21st Theater Sustainment Command leaders say

    Oct 14, 2015

    With U.S. forces deployed from Latvia to the Ukraine to help allies counter the fear of Russian aggression, more sustainment capabilities are needed in Europe, according to 21st Theater Sustainment Command leaders.

  • North Carolina National Guard engineers aid South Carolina residents

    Oct 14, 2015

    Just a week after historic rainfall caused severe flooding in South Carolina, devastating lives, cities, and infrastructure, the examples witnessed across the state and in Eastover, Oct. 13, are neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Unmanned aircraft: New kid on block flexing muscle

    Oct 14, 2015

    "It's a tactical capability working at a strategic distance." That's what Army Col. Courtney Cote told a gaggle of mostly aviation and aerospace media at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Tuesday. He was talking about unmanned aerial systems - the new player on the battlefield that, Cote asserts, is here to stay.

  • Groberg to receive Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan

    Oct 14, 2015

    An American Soldier who was born in France, lived in Spain, and later moved to the United States with his family where he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001, will receive the nation's highest military award for actions in Afghanistan.

  • Senior leaders: Budget cuts may jeopardize Family readiness

    Oct 13, 2015

    Caring for the health, happiness and well-being of Army Families is not only a moral obligation, it's a readiness issue. And it's one that is being threatened by budget cuts, senior Army leaders told Family members during a forum at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Monday.

  • Army University part of leader development emphasis

    Oct 13, 2015

    Leader development is important to ensure the Army's success in a complex world, emphasized officials during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Milley dispels 4 seductive myths of warfare

    Oct 13, 2015

    The Army "exists for a single purpose and none other: to fight and win wars in defense of the United States of America. That's it. Fighting and winning wars is our raison d'ĂȘtre," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

  • Practice postal security every day at work, home

    Oct 13, 2015

    It's that time of year again when cards, letters, and packages are delivered to homes and offices across the country and around the world.

  • Dailey: 'Not in My Squad' works to empower NCOs

    Oct 13, 2015

    "Not in My Squad" is a grass-roots approach to creating a climate of dignity, respect and cohesion, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Partner nations evaluate digital call-for-fires at Bold Quest

    Oct 13, 2015

    The thunder of artillery echoed across the New Mexico desert, but this was not a normal Army training mission. Instead artillery units representing seven countries were participating in a live-fire event.

  • US Army, Lithuanian Land Forces partner for training

    Oct 13, 2015

    The 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently held Operation Eagle Shock, a combined arms, live-fire exercise in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, Oct. 8-14.

  • With STEP, promotions dependent on education, training

    Oct 12, 2015

    The sergeant major of the Army told a roomful of senior noncommissioned officers, or NCOs, that a "monumental change" to NCO education and training is just over the horizon and it promises to be an emotional topic.

  • McHugh: America needs its Army

    Oct 12, 2015

    During his 7th and final opening address during this year's Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Army Secretary John M. McHugh hammered home the importance of ground forces in winning wars, and maintaining American security and dominance.

  • 'Not in My Squad Assessment Resource' now online for self-improvement

    Oct 12, 2015

    Today, the Army launched a new website, "Not In My Squad Assessment Resource," a tool designed to help improve squad leaders' professional development and make good squads even greater, said Sgt. Maj. David L. Stewart.

  • Army team sweeps male individual, team categories at Ten-Miler

    Oct 11, 2015

    Runner Paul Chelimo, a private first class, led his fellow Soldiers to take the first through five top male individual spots during the 31st anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 11.

  • USA's Lester takes silver in Greco-Roman wrestling

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Lester took silver, Oct. 10, in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 75-kilogram division at the Military World Games.

  • USA sets record while winning gold in formation skydiving

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Golden Knights parachutists set a world record as they beat out China to take the gold medal in women's formation skydiving, Oct. 7, 2015, in Pohang, South Korea, during the CISM World Games.

  • Partnership looks to raise energy awareness

    Oct 9, 2015

    With last year's energy bill exceeding $52 million, Redstone Arsenal is the Army's 12th largest energy consumer but a local partnership is looking to change that.

  • Mississippi National Guardsmen prepare to defend capital

    Oct 9, 2015

    Mississippi Army National Guardsmen, with the 1st Battalion, 204th Air Defense Artillery, or ADA, Regiment, finalized their pre-deployment training for a nearly yearlong rotation in the National Capital Region with a live-fire exercise.

  • Army Ten-Miler participants encouraged to 'run to honor'

    Oct 8, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend, are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • USA takes gold in sailing at CISM World Games

    Oct 8, 2015

    Team USA beat out Russia for gold in women's two-person dinghy sailing during the Military World Games in South Korea, Oct. 7.

  • USA cyclists finish 131K race at CISM World Games

    Oct 8, 2015

    USA's hopes for a medal in men's team cycling were dashed on the last hill as a group of French bikers charged and cut off America's designated sprinter, U.S. Air Force Maj. Ian Holt.

  • Golden Dragons honor their history at Battle of Mogadishu

    Oct 8, 2015

    When Detroit native Cory Smith joined the Army in the early 1990s, he knew his life would be different, but he could not have predicted the magnitude of how much it would change.

  • Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division take over mission in eastern Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2015

    Starting early in the morning Oct. 6, a steady flow of helicopters began shuttling in NATO, U.S. and Afghan military leaders from the surrounding area to Tactical Base Gamberi to witness the transfer of authority ceremony for Train, Advise and Assist Command -- East.

  • Allyn: Soldiers bring talent, ethics to private workforce

    Oct 7, 2015

    During the next six to eight years, the Army will draw down by some 250,000 Soldiers. Continued sequestration will mean an additional 15,000 Soldiers could also be involuntarily separated.

  • National Guard units in South Carolina deal with flood aftermath

    Oct 7, 2015

    National Guard Soldiers and airmen in South Carolina continue to battle the ravages of historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin.

  • Texas National Guard Soldiers receive state, federal Purple Hearts

    Oct 7, 2015

    Four Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, who are recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center here, received both state and federal Purple Heart medals during ceremonies at the Warrior and Family Support Center's Purple Heart Garden.

  • Ranger grad inspires future candidates

    Oct 7, 2015

    Speaking to a room full of infantry lieutenants at the 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment Headquarters, Oct. 2, 2nd Lt. Michael Janowski hoped to motivate the recent Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course graduates with his story of resiliency as they prepared to begin the Ranger course, Oct. 4.

  • USA wins first three para golds at world games

    Oct 6, 2015

    U.S. service members earned the first three gold medals presented for para-athletics at the Military World Games.

  • McHugh signs directive regarding breastfeeding, lactation support

    Oct 6, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has approved Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy).

  • Native-born Iraqis become U.S. Army cryptologic linguists

    Oct 6, 2015

    Gazing out a window at 35,000 feet flying over American airspace for the first time, Salam, a native-born Iraqi, was amazed at how much green was prevalent on the ground below.

  • US, Italian paratroopers conduct combined tactical bridging exercise

    Oct 6, 2015

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade, alongside its host-nation allies from the Italian army's Folgore Airborne Brigade and the 2nd Bridge Engineer Regiment, conducted a combined bridgehead seizure and river crossing as part of Exercise Iguana here, Oct. 2.

  • Dailey to Best Warrior Competitors: this is unlike anything you've done before

    Oct 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier enlisted competition representing major commands from across the force wouldn't be complete without the presence of the Army's top enlisted Soldier.

  • Company trains on new fuel and water equipment

    Oct 6, 2015

    The fuel and water platoon, from 240th Quartermaster Support Company, 18th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, is accustomed to having diverse equipment as it is composed of three military occupational specialties requiring unique equipment.

  • USA wins first basketball games at Military World Games

    Oct 5, 2015

    The U.S. Armed Forces men's basketball team slam-dunked their way to huge wins in their first two events this weekend in the CISM World Games at Andong Indoor Gymnasium.

  • Cancer claims crusader against veteran suicides

    Oct 5, 2015

    A retired Army major, who had devoted the final months of his life to raise awareness of veteran suicides, died of colon cancer after a long, courageous fight.

  • Backyard beekeeper talks about life in the hive

    Oct 5, 2015

    Selecting a hobby with an element of danger proved therapeutic to a combat veteran decompressing from several deployments to Southwest Asia.

  • More than 1,300 Guard members respond to flooding throughout East Coast

    Oct 5, 2015

    At least 1,300 members of the South Carolina National Guard were on duty Monday to assist local governments in the wake of the historic flooding that has caused several deaths in the rain-battered state.

  • Perkins provides senior NCOs clarity on future Army

    Oct 5, 2015

    In an age of uncertainty, Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spent the morning of Sept. 30 providing clarity on the Army's operating concept and the role of the senior noncommissioned officer in mission command.

  • Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

    Oct 5, 2015

    Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration.

  • Opening ceremonies at Military World Games stress peace

    Oct 3, 2015

    The 7,000 service members from 103 nations, who marched into the stadium for opening ceremonies of the Military World Games here Friday, included some who have recently been near conflict with each other.

  • Drones to take Network Integration Evaluation by swarm

    Sep 30, 2015

    In this season's Network Integration Evaluation taking place on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss, Texas, coordinated units of remotely-operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible threat on tomorrow's battlefields.

  • Widow turns grief into gracious deed

    Sep 30, 2015

    On the early, frosty morning of Dec. 12, 1985, Amy Gallo's Tennessee home was filled with the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. They were her husband's favorite, and he hadn't had them in more than six months.

  • Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers

    Sep 30, 2015

    Given the fact that the Army does not have any new major weapon program starts involving the production of howitzer and tank cannons planned for the next decade, the Watervliet Arsenal now finds itself looking more and more at how it can incrementally modify the current fielded systems to bring workload to the Army's manufacturing center.

  • Army asks manufacturers for their ideas on replacement Apache engines

    Sep 29, 2015

    Last week, the Army asked industry to provide preliminary design review proposals for the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, which will eventually replace the existing General Electric T700-GE-701C/D engines that now power AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.

  • First all-female honor flight gets hero's welcome in Washington

    Sep 29, 2015

    Female veterans, trailblazers who served in the military decades ago, received a hero's welcome, Sept. 22, after arriving in the nation's capital on the first all-female honor flight.

  • US troops stand beside Vietnamese Soldiers at World Games

    Sep 29, 2015

    Vietnamese troops stood side by side today with U.S. service members during the opening ceremony of Mungyeong Athlete's Village as delegations began arriving here for the Military World Games in South Korea.

  • US, NATO partners participate in Latvian-led Silver Arrow exercise

    Sep 29, 2015

    U.S. paratroopers, from the "First Rock" Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, out of Vicenza, Italy, and five other NATO countries wrapped up the week-long, Latvian-led Exercise Silver Arrow, Sept. 27.

  • World War II veterans commemorate 71st anniversary of campaign in France

    Sep 28, 2015

    Four 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers, who had fought their way through Europe during World War II, were welcomed at Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 19, as part of a commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the 6th Army Group's Campaign in France, which took place Aug. 15, 1944 through Feb. 9, 1945.

  • Army's longest-serving medical officer retires

    Sep 28, 2015

    For decades Col. Arthur Wittich has cared for service members and their Families, delivering an estimated 10,000 babies and ushering in the next generation of military Families. On Sept. 25, the oldest Soldier in the Military District of Washington retired after 44 years of service.

  • Solid waste characterization study conducted at Natick

    Sep 28, 2015

    A team of three from the Army Public Health Center, or APHC, was recently at the Natick Soldier Systems Center conducting a solid waste characterization study to assess the amount of trash the installation is producing.

  • US, French test fuel interoperability

    Sep 24, 2015

    Soldiers from the 515th Transportation Company, part of the 16th Sustainment Brigade's 39th Transportation Battalion (MC), fueled a successful demonstration of allied interoperability during tests conducted Sept. 21-24.

  • Soldiers take Taekwondo home to South Korea for World Games

    Sep 23, 2015

    Soldiers on the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo team are preparing to compete in the ancestral home of their martial art as they train for the Military World Games in South Korea.

  • Army to enlist robots to pull Soldiers off battlefield

    Sep 23, 2015

    In the future, it may no longer be a medic who comes running to the side of a wounded Soldier. Instead, it might be an Army-operated unmanned aerial or ground vehicle.

  • U.S. Soldier reconnects with her Indonesian roots during Gema Bhakti

    Sep 23, 2015

    Deploying to a country, where 237 million inhabitants from more than 300 distinct native ethnic groups speak more than 700 different languages throughout the 17,500 islands straddling the equator, sounds like a daunting mission. However, for one U.S. Soldier, navigating the Indonesian culture and understanding the local dialect is easier than it sounds.

  • WWII Army cook's artistic acumen captures everyday life of Soldiers at war

    Sep 23, 2015

    War is a miserable business; when a Soldier isn't engaged in active combat, he's often bored. During World War II, Soldiers endured harsh weather, uncomfortable quarters and unsatisfying combat rations, but nothing could cure their ills faster than hot chow and mail, said Dr. Michael Lynch, research historian with the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.