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  • Global warming: Army health readiness concern?

    Sep 22, 2015

    Climate change might be the most significant threat facing the Army's health readiness in the future, one Army science advisor said.

  • Army Medical Command supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Sep 22, 2015

    Army Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries may be at risk when unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications are present in the household.

  • Army Materiel Command leaders assess needs during Europe visit

    Sep 22, 2015

    To ensure the equipment needs of Soldiers in Europe are being met, senior leaders of the U.S. Army Materiel Command visited sites, units and locations across Germany and Belgium, Sept. 13-19.

  • Soldiers hold desperate line in one of 'Forgotten War's' bloodiest battles

    Sep 22, 2015

    It happened in a matter of minutes. Taking advantage of the thick, impenetrable fog, "a strong raiding party" from the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division had been preparing to sneak across to the western bank of the Naktong River, Aug. 31, 1950, with orders to destroy a suspected North Korean command post in an operation called Manchu.

  • Warrior Brigade assumes mission in Iraq

    Sep 21, 2015

    As the Panther Brigade furled their colors, officially marking the completion of its mission in Iraq, the Warrior Brigade began its duties there.

  • US, French Foreign Legion paratroopers conduct combined training in Corsica

    Sep 21, 2015

    Paratroopers, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducted bilateral training with the French 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment, French Foreign Legion, during Exercise Kepi Blanc, in Corsica.

  • Combined Resolve V to exercise Army's regionally-aligned forces to Europe

    Sep 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve V, Sept. 22 through Nov. 21.

  • Fanning to be nominated as Army secretary

    Sep 21, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced his intent Friday to nominate seven individuals to key administration posts, included among those is Eric K. Fanning, who will be nominated for the position of Army secretary.

  • Recruiting command commits to bringing on more linguists

    Sep 18, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery Snow, commanding general of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered on Fort Knox, Kentucky, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, Sept. 17.

  • Army names best post financial institutions

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Army recently named two financial institutions that operate on its installations as being the best among their peers in 2014.

  • Multinational air operation takes flight in Kosovo

    Sep 18, 2015

    Croatian, Slovenian, Swiss and U.S. Army flight crews soared over Kosovo for a multinational, eight-ship helicopter mission, testing their ability to communicate during a large aviation exercise, Sept. 16, which took them over several Kosovo force installations.

  • Carter honors 3 who stopped gunman on Paris-bound train

    Sep 17, 2015

    On Aug. 21, three childhood friends were on a train bound for Paris when they heard a gunshot. Amidst screams and commotion, they quickly focused on a man wielding an AK-47, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Dempsey visits U.S. troops in Estonia

    Sep 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took part in his final official overseas troop event Tuesday while visiting with U.S. rotational forces in Estonia.

  • Suicide prevention means a constant invitation for help

    Sep 16, 2015

    He had received all the mandatory training and watched all the suicide prevention videos, but was not prepared when his best friend took his own life.

  • Soldiers partner with Hungarian engineers to cross Danube tributary

    Sep 16, 2015

    Soldiers with the 4th Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, plan to execute a tactical, NATO-standard crossing of a tributary of the Danube River in Hungary, early Sept. 17.

  • Senior enlisted leaders conduct second enlisted forum in Indonesia

    Sep 16, 2015

    Twelve senior enlisted leaders from 10 armies throughout the Pacific region shared ideas and military experiences during the second Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum at the 9th Pacific Armies Chief Conference and 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar, Sept. 14-15.

  • Army Criminal Investigation Command seeks Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2015

    The latest "Wanted" poster released by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking applications from qualified Solders to train and serve as sworn federal law enforcement agents.

  • Platoons use skills at mortar range in Poland

    Sep 16, 2015

    There's a lot of coordination that takes place between a mortar platoon and the fire support specialists (forward observers) to ensure their lethal rounds make their way to the proper target.

  • Exercise Fearless Guardian begins third rotation

    Sep 16, 2015

    Paratroopers, assigned to the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, initiated the third rotation of Exercise Fearless Guardian here, Sept. 15, after training more than 400 soldiers with the Ukrainian national guard in the previous four months.

  • Soldiers prepare for civilian life after Army

    Sep 15, 2015

    One of the top priorities of Fort Benning's leadership is providing Soldiers with opportunities to prepare for life after the military, said Kevin Aker, transition services specialist at Fort Benning's Soldier for Life Center.

  • Military, civilian health care executives aim for increased collaboration

    Sep 15, 2015

    A group of 35 senior military and civilian health care executives gathered at the Cedarbrook Lodge for the Puget Sound Health Care Executive Roundtable, Sept. 10-11.

  • New anechoic chamber makes room for larger vehicle tests

    Sep 15, 2015

     The Army increased its ability to test radio frequencies used by Soldier technologies when it opened one of the largest anechoic chambers on the East Coast, Aug. 21.

  • Milley co-hosts Pacific conference in Bali

    Sep 15, 2015

    The U.S. and Indonesian armies officially opened the 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference today in Bali, Indonesia.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' lead outreach project at Bulgarian school

    Sep 14, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, and the Bulgarian Civil-Military Cooperation Team came together to help lay a new pathway for a Bulgarian school.

  • Sky Soldiers lead outreach project at Bulgarian school

    Sep 14, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, and the Bulgarian Civil-Military Cooperation Team came together to help lay a new pathway for a Bulgarian school.

  • Ten-Miler Shadow Run, D.C. race include husband, wife teams racing together

    Sep 14, 2015

    From the Boston Marathon to Alaska's Mount McKinley and Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, this husband and wife team, in more ways than one, has never let distance stand in their way. And even though their next adventure separates them by thousands of miles, they said they're still in it together.

  • Stryker Regiment begins Exercise Dragoon Crossing

    Sep 14, 2015

    In the darkness of the early morning hour, the low rumble of engines was heard in the 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment motor pool as Stryker Regiment Soldiers prepared to roll out and commence Exercise Dragoon Crossing, Sept. 13.

  • With 'Yudh Abhyas,' 7th Infantry Division welcomes Indian soldiers

    Sep 12, 2015

    For the first time in its 11-year history, Exercise Yudh Abhyas came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, bringing with it 150 soldiers from the Indian army.

  • Vice chief, supporters honor wounded vets on Ride 2 Recovery

    Sep 12, 2015

    In 2012, Stefan LeRoy, a cavalry scout with the 82nd Airborne Division, stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan while carrying a fellow Soldier who was injured. LeRoy's world had just been turned upside-down. In that instant, he became a double-amputee, losing one leg above the knee and the other just below the knee.

  • Summit aims to put brain injuries on level with post-9/11 trauma care

    Sep 11, 2015

    There's a system of joint trauma care now from the battlefield all the way to Walter Reed or Brooke Army Medical Center. That same type of system is needed for traumatic brain injury, a medical expert said.

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier recovers from life's curveballs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Typically, a story about Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers brings to mind images of servicemen and servicewomen recovering from trauma and events on distant battlefields. For Staff Sgt. Kimberly McLaughlin, her battles have been fought closer to home.

  • Homeless, abused, high school dropout shares her struggles, triumphs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Linda Singh, a then 16-year-old high school honor student living in Frederick, Maryland, had dreams of playing basketball at the University of Maryland and majoring in engineering.

  • Multinational Kosovo Force fights more fires in mountains

    Sep 9, 2015

    Multinational Kosovo Force emergency response teams were activated to respond to continuing forest fire threats, Sept. 5, in the mountains outside Dragash in southern Kosovo.

  • M119 howitzer still plays critical role for Army

    Sep 9, 2015

    More than two decades have passed since the first M119 howitzer rolled off the production line at Rock Island Arsenal - Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, yet it remains one of the Army's primary direct and indirect fire support assets.

  • Army Emergency Relief gives junior Soldiers direct access

    Sep 8, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief has just made it easier for junior Soldiers to request interest-free loans and grants.

  • Warriors receive therapy through service dog training program

    Sep 8, 2015

    Wounded, ill, and injured warriors seeking to treat many of the unseen symptoms of stress have an internship at their disposal designed to help them face those challenges through interaction with a few eager canine companions.

  • Dailey hosts town hall in Wiesbaden, Germany

    Sep 8, 2015

    Having the courage to stand up in front of hundreds of your peers, leaders and subordinates is no easy feat, especially when speaking with the current sergeant major of the Army, but that is exactly what U.S. Army Europe Soldiers recently did in Wiesbaden, Germany today.

  • Global Response Force successfully employs 'flying command post'

    Sep 8, 2015

    The Army successfully deployed its Enroute Mission Command Capability during Dragon Spear, a Joint Forcible Entry exercise involving a parachute assault by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and the Assault Command Post of the XVII Airborne Corps.

  • Army expands planning for cyber future

    Sep 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army requirements, acquisition, and research and development cyber community met here to collaborate on various cyber initiatives, Aug. 5-7.

  • 7th Infantry Division's Exercise Rising Thunder to bring aviation angle to fight

    Sep 7, 2015

    Exercise Rising Thunder, with both Japanese and U.S. Soldiers, kicks off for the 22nd time today at Yakima Training Center, Washington, about 180 miles east of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Musicians bring healing to wounded warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" are using their musical skills to help their fellow service members cope with mental and physical challenges.

  • Vietnam vets commemorate 50th anniversary of 'helicopter war'

    Sep 4, 2015

    Hundreds of Vietnam combat helicopter pilots, their guests and Gold Star families planted a tree in Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 28, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops entering the Vietnam War.

  • Army Corps of Engineers projects prevent $13.3 billion in flood damages

    Sep 4, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood risk reduction projects in the south central and southwestern United States prevented an estimated $13.3 billion in damages to local communities and infrastructure during the May-June 2015 flood event, according to recent calculations by corps officials with the Southwestern Division in Dallas.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 receives class rings

    Sep 3, 2015

    In a ceremony that began with the Class of 1835 to honor the tradition of the Long Gray Line, the Class of 2016 received their class rings during a ring ceremony at Trophy Point here, Aug. 28.

  • Special agents get their start on Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army's version of crime scene investigators get their start on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, attending the U.S. Army Military Police School.

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Ranger School hangs out 'all Soldiers welcome' sign

    Sep 2, 2015

    From now on, the Army's Ranger School will be open to any female Soldiers who meet the criteria.

  • Members of Congress visit troops in Lithuania

    Sep 2, 2015

    Members of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs visited troops in Rukla, Lithuania, Sept. 2.

  • Dailey visits Soldiers in Texas

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited troopers, from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 27. Dailey asked Soldiers about their well-being, leadership, and answered some of their questions about the future of the Army.

  • Natick scientists investigate ways to help Soldiers recover from stress

    Sep 2, 2015

    Soldiers can't avoid stress, but researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are leading a study to investigate ways to help Soldiers increase their cognitive resilience under stress.

  • Changes coming to TRICARE pharmacy benefit

    Sep 1, 2015

    A new law going into effect Oct. 1, 2015, requires most TRICARE beneficiaries to get brand name maintenance drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. If beneficiaries keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs, they will have to pay the full cost. Active duty service members are exempt from the law's requirement.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.

  • US, Poland conduct section live-fire exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    During the past few months, U.S. Soldiers, of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, have been working to build cohesive and responsive teams that are able to perform their duties of scouting ahead for the main body of a U.S. or allied force.

  • Leaders discuss emergency preparedness during exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    The sixth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, or DREE, between U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, and the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, or AFD, kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 30.

  • Guard, agency conduct major earthquake exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, along with representatives from other state agencies, National Guard Bureau, U.S. Northern Command, and the Polish Armed Forces participated in an exercise, providing incident management and emergency management teams, agency technical experts and military personnel to support a military's training scenario.

  • Exercise aims toward future of connected training

    Aug 30, 2015

    After years of conducting training within the confines of the Army's major training areas in Germany, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command is branching out with a new way to connect training throughout Europe.

  • Army hosts first Armed Forces women's rugby camp

    Aug 28, 2015

    Sixteen service members - half of whom were Soldiers - reported to the military's first training camp for women's rugby, Aug. 23.

  • Paratroopers ensure Global Response Force is always ready to go

    Aug 28, 2015

    When paratroopers, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted a Global Response Force training exercise on Fort Bragg, Aug. 20, paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team - the 82nd Airborne Division's Outload Support Battalion - were ready to facilitate and support the exercise.

  • Army team wins team, individual matches in 3-gun championship

    Aug 28, 2015

    The Army's action shooting team won the four-man team event for the second straight year and several individual first-place titles during the 2015 Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship at the National Rifle Association's Whittington Center near Raton, New Mexico, Aug. 13-16.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • Exercise Swift Response rapidly builds combat power

    Aug 28, 2015

    A combined team of multinational aircraft from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, carrying equipment and personnel from their countries as well as Italy and Spain, executed an Air-Land operation to build combat power at the Hohenfels Training area as part of Swift Response 15, Aug. 27 - 28.

  • Brain trauma experts talk impact, emerging care options

    Aug 28, 2015

    The health and longevity of the human brain took center stage at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium during a media roundtable event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 19, featuring several of the country's premier experts on traumatic brain injury.

  • New Bilateral Security Agreement deadline for contractors to take effect Sept. 1

    Aug 27, 2015

    Existing provisions of the Bilateral Security Agreement take full effect Sept. 1, impacting Department of Defense and NATO coalition contractors working in Afghanistan, local officials here said.

  • Fast drones, faster decisions the future for combat injured

    Aug 26, 2015

    During a break between meetings at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld spoke about the concept of innovation in the field of mobile trauma care.

  • Oshkosh wins contract to manufacture joint light tactical vehicle

    Aug 26, 2015

    Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $6.7 billion contract, Aug. 25, for production of the joint light tactical vehicle.

  • NATO allies jump into Swift Response 15

    Aug 26, 2015

    More than 1,000 paratroopers, from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and six other allied nations including Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom conducted an Airborne Joint Forcible Entry mission as a part of Swift Response 15 at Hohenfels Training Area, Aug. 26.

  • Guardsman to get Soldiers Medal for subduing gunman on train

    Aug 26, 2015

    Spc. Aleksander R. Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded the Soldiers Medal - the United States Army's highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Army War College adds Gulf War case study to curriculum

    Aug 24, 2015

    When classes began Aug. 17, the U.S. Army War College introduced a new seven-day Introduction to Strategic Studies course, which includes a four-day Gulf War case study.

  • Lifeliner signal Soldiers hone technical, tactical skills

    Aug 24, 2015

    Soldiers with the 58th Signal Company, 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, trained on both their tactical and technical skills during a two-week field training exercise in the training area of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Veterans remember Gulf War 25 years later

    Aug 24, 2015

    Twenty-five years ago this month, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Shortly thereafter, the 101st Airborne Division deployed to the Middle East as part of the U.S. response to the action in what became known as the Gulf War.

  • Army Medicine research scientists work to eliminate heat-related injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    A team of research scientists at the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command on Fort Detrick, Maryland, are working to eliminate heat-related injuries to military service members.

  • Army, DOD experts discuss multi-pronged approach to brain injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army and Department of Defense experts recently discussed a multi-pronged approach to traumatic brain injuries during a seminar designed to share updated information on the management and treatment of traumatic brain injury with staff from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Aug. 7.

  • Devil Brigade ready to begin Operation Swift Response 15

    Aug 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and six NATO nations arrived to conduct a massive airborne combined joint forcible entry operation on Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr training areas in Germany, Aug. 17 through Sept. 8.

  • Troopers receive new Raven UAS camera upgrade

    Aug 21, 2015

    Selected units received an upgrade to their Raven unmanned aerial systems during an initiative here last week.

  • Army sees challenges ahead to recruiting future Soldiers

    Aug 21, 2015

    This fiscal year the Army will make its mission of 59,000 active-duty accessions who enter basic combat training, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow said.

  • Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia recovers from Savannah River

    Aug 21, 2015

    As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, Savannah began its harbor expansion with a team of 10 people, who used wire baskets to raise a handful of objects at a time.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

  • First female Rangers believe experience makes them better leaders

    Aug 20, 2015

    For the first two women who earned the Ranger tab, attending the Ranger School was all about honing leadership skills and being better leaders for the Army.

  • Active-duty Soldiers to join Guard in battling wildfires

    Aug 20, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved the assignment of active-duty Soldiers to assist the National Interagency Fire Center, or NIFC, in battling wildfires in the western states, Aug. 17.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month message: Plan for worst

    Aug 20, 2015

    Terrorists have struck military targets in the United States, as well as overseas, and it is likely such attacks will continue. Terrorism experts caution to plan for the worst.

  • Steel Battalion conducts combined live-fire exercise with ROK partners

    Aug 20, 2015

    Improved combat capabilities and greater operational understanding in the joint environment are two of the most important outcomes of combined training among Republic of Korea and U.S. Soldiers.

  • OPM allows Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance open season

    Aug 20, 2015

    For the first time in 11 years, the Office of Personnel Management is allowing open season and announced new 2016 premiums rates for the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance, or FEGLI, Program.

  • US, Norwegian engineers unite, build relationships

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under a cloudless sky and cool Estonian breeze, NATO allies from the United States and Norway worked together to improve a demolition range at the Central Training Area, near Tapa, Aug. 18.

  • US, Polish Soldiers overcome obstacles together

    Aug 20, 2015

    In U.S. Army basic combat training, there's a portion of training dedicated to performing a team obstacle course. The purpose: to team Soldiers up and test their ability to work together to accomplish a shared objective.

  • Quickstrike Battalion says goodbye to Germany

    Aug 19, 2015

    The last AH-64 Apache helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was loaded onto an Air Force C-5 Galaxy at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 18.

  • Researchers try to find light in the darkest of moonless nights

    Aug 19, 2015

    Benét Laboratories, which is located on the Army's Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together about 20 of the nation's experts in a field of research, which involves a relatively new material called black silicon. If application follows research, black silicon should provide a better life for mankind and for Soldiers.

  • 94 men, two women complete Swamp Phase, earn Ranger Tab

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced today that 94 men and two women met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate the Ranger Course, Aug. 21.

  • Soldiers must complete school before promotion

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers will no longer be promoted without first having successfully completed related professional military education courses, according to recently-signed Army Directive. Soldiers will need to complete their schooling before they are allowed their new stripes.

  • Small-town Army NCO shaped by family, war, football

    Aug 17, 2015

    Russ Currie had not yet been born when his uncle, Jerry Lee Patrick, was killed in Vietnam.

  • Engineers take protecting New Orleans personally

    Aug 17, 2015

    Throughout the last 10 years, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel have dedicated their lives to rebuilding the storm and hurricane protection system in New Orleans, Col. Richard Hansen said.

  • Troops sharpen skills during leaders course

    Aug 14, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers discover enemy troops planting improvised explosive devices on the road to a weapons of mass destruction site.

  • Wars fought by ground troops, new Army chief says

    Aug 14, 2015

    Continued freedom in America requires a continued commitment to maintaining strong, equipped, well-led and well-trained ground forces, said the Army's 39th Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Non-medical attendants help ease stress of recovery for wounded, ill, injured

    Aug 13, 2015

    In such cases where severely wounded, ill or injured troops are incapable of fully managing their day-to-day affairs on their own, the military offers the option of non-medical attendants, who serve as live-in caregivers to help these troops as they continue treatment and work to recover.

  • Make-A-Wish recipient reunites with Army general years later

    Aug 13, 2015

    It was more than 10 years ago when nine-year-old Evan Schneider was granted his wish as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to become an Army Ranger. Schneider was diagnosed with a heart defect before birth and had a heart transplant when he was just four weeks old.

  • Exercise Uhlan Fury hits stride in Lithuania

    Aug 13, 2015

    Exercise Uhlan Fury has ended here, culminating with a jump from UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters above the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area.

  • Army Reserve paratrooper helps raise awareness of PTSD, suicide

    Aug 13, 2015

    For one Army Reserve paratrooper, raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and suicides took to new heights recently at the Saint Mere Eglise drop zone.

  • Army railroaders undergoing dramatic change

    Aug 12, 2015

    A transporter in the rather obscure corner of logistics called rail operations, Sgt. 1st Class Elrick Richburg literally has a boot on each side of progress. He has logged 17 years as a rail Soldier in the traditional sense but has spent the past two years helping to shape a future marked by dramatic change.

  • Mann addresses missile defense future during symposium

    Aug 12, 2015

    The leader of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command explained how the command is ensuring space and missile defense for the war fighter, the Army and the nation during the 18th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Aug. 12.