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  • Corps of Engineers promotes long-term dam safety by identifying problems, engineering solutions

    Dec 9, 2013

    One of the most important missions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers carries out is reducing the risk of flooding. The Summersville Dam in West Virginia, the second largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi River, is designed to do just. During the most recent comprehensive inspection, which occurs once every 10 years, engineers discovered a problem; last month they engineered a solution.

  • National Guard Soldiers teach leadership

    Dec 9, 2013

    More than 200 students from Kawananakoa Middle School learned about leadership, teamwork and trust the same way Soldiers do during a recent trip, here, when two separate groups of eighth-grade students participated in the Leadership Reaction Course, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 14-15, 2013.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Army ROTC Cadets at UT, Austin, participate in innovative SHARP training

    Dec 9, 2013

    Like many students at the University of Texas, Austin, Army ROTC Cadets dressed up for Halloween. However, their destination was not an on-campus party but for an alternative way to learn about a topic that is serious to the Army.

  • Soldiers create gingerbread house of U.S. Capitol in exquisite detail

    Dec 6, 2013

    Boosting spirits and bringing holiday cheer, a gingerbread house of the U.S. Capitol greets Army leaders at the Army Executive Dining Facility at the Pentagon.

  • New first aid kit includes eye protection, strap cutter

    Dec 6, 2013

    The Army is now issuing to Soldiers the more robust, more streamlined "Individual First Aid Kit II" as replacement for the older kit which was built inside an ammunition pouch for a Squad Automatic Weapon.

  • Cyberspace warriors graduate with Army's newest military occupational specialty

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers made history when they were awarded the newest Army military occupational specialty, 25D, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony Nov. 27, 2013, held in Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers at FOB Torkham conduct patrol outside the wire

    Dec 6, 2013

    "Patriot" Soldiers with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, left Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, for a dismounted patrol, Nov. 18, 2013, that took them over some mountains to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint a couple kilometers away near the village of Goloco.

  • 'Make-a-thon' to design tactical vehicle via online collaboration

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force will host a "Make-A-Thon" event, Dec. 9-13, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to develop a mobile command post that is mounted on a commonly available Army Lightweight Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle.

  • Special duty assignment pay changes for some Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2013

    Some Soldiers receiving special duty assignment pay, or SDAP, are now seeing an increase in payments or seeing it for the first time, while others will soon see less.

  • Reserve chief: Communications key to successful employer relations

    Dec 5, 2013

    "We've had some challenges with employers, and most of that could improve with better communications," said the chief of the Army Reserve and commander of the Army Reserve Command.

  • Army continues to evolve energy programs despite huge budget cuts

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army had to scrap more than $250 million in energy projects during fiscal year 2013 in order to comply with the Budget Control Act, said the service's deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability.

  • Decorate homes safely during holidays

    Dec 5, 2013

    Now that Thanksgiving Day leftovers have all been put away and the first of December has arrived, community members' thoughts are turning to the Christmas season and many are busy engaging in that classic annual tradition of decorating the house and yard with holiday lights, inflatable snowmen and Santa, animated reindeer and sleighs and a variety of other twinkling ornaments.

  • Joint Air Insertion Exercise on forward-deployed Patriot site

    Dec 5, 2013

    Cohesion was the word of the day when joint forces in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility conducted a joint air insertion exercise. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, also known as "Cold Steel" Soldiers, executed the joint-exercise with Sailors and Marines that increased combat effectiveness across branches.

  • Tuition assistance changes to take effect for 2014

    Dec 4, 2013

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, there will be a cap on the number of semester hours that can be taken using Tuition Assistance, and tighter TA eligibility rules.

  • NCO helps build home for Gold Star family

    Dec 4, 2013

    A Fort Benning, Ga., drill sergeant is one of dozens of volunteers helping to build a new home for the family of a fallen Soldier.

  • Armor plates' ballistics protection scrutinized for Soldier safety

    Dec 4, 2013

    A team of U.S. Army engineers is enhancing Soldier safety in ground vehicles by scrutinizing and validating improved alloys for armor-plate applications.

  • 'Iron Soldiers' support South Korean combined training exercise

    Dec 4, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 72nd Army Regiment, and the 501st Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Company, 23rd Chemical Battalion, both of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, collectively aided the Republic of Korea Army's 2nd Battalion, 100th Infantry Regiment, 17th Division, during a combined training exercise, Nov. 15, 2013, at Rodriguez Live Fire Range Complex, South Korea.

  • SMA talks policy, Army future with Old Guard

    Dec 4, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, and his wife, Jeanne, visited with service members, Department of Defense civilians and families on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Dec. 3, 2013.

  • Points change for Soldiers seeking NCO status

    Dec 3, 2013

    Soldiers competing for sergeant in January will no longer have 16 promotion points available to them for completing the online "Structured Self-Development I" course.

  • Special care, treatment available to sexual assault victims

    Dec 3, 2013

    Short- and long-term medical care and counseling are available to victims of sexual assault.

  • Soldiers lead students in physical readiness training

    Dec 3, 2013

    Mondays thru Fridays at Army installations throughout the world, Soldiers conduct physical readiness training to help ensure physical fitness and combat readiness. Students at Patriot Elementary on Fort Carson, Colo., were given the opportunity to do the same Nov. 18-20, 2013, when Soldiers visited the school to train with them.

  • 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldiers deploy to Turkey

    Dec 3, 2013

    Approximately 250 Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command flew from Ramstein, Germany, Dec. 2, 2013, to begin an estimated year-long deployment to Turkey.

  • Leaders remember heroic Korean War commander

    Dec 3, 2013

    U.S. military leaders and Korean War veterans remembered the Eighth Army commander who stopped communist forces from overrunning the last corner of Korea.

  • Army Reserve responds to Illinois tornado

    Dec 2, 2013

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 724th Transportation Company were among the first to assist with recovery efforts in the aftermath of a deadly F4 tornado that ripped through Washington, Ill., Nov. 17, 2013.

  • Volunteers place thousands of Christmas wreaths on graves of fallen heroes

    Dec 2, 2013

    Vibrant splashes of seasonal green and red brightened a wintry morning at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, in Killen, Texas, Nov. 30, 2013, as more than 1,000 volunteers placed more than 5,000 Christmas wreaths were placed on row after row of snowy white grave markers.

  • SGM Academy students now learning to be resilience trainers

    Dec 2, 2013

    Students at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently began taking a 10-day course that will qualify them as master resilience trainers.

  • Holiday cards bring love, piece of home to deployed service members

    Dec 2, 2013

    Holiday cards from schoolchildren and the American public bring joy and a piece of home to deployed service members. The deadline to send cards through the American Red Cross is Dec. 6, 2013.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Fiscal Triad critical to operational success

    Dec 2, 2013

    Units from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as Department of Defense civilians participated in the 413th Contracting Support Brigade's third annual disaster training exercise held at Hawaii Army National Guard Training Center- Bellows Air Base, Hawaii, Nov. 16-23, 2013.

  • Milgaming site gets new look, improvements

    Dec 2, 2013

    The Army's premiere gaming website has received improvements which make it more user-friendly. Improvements include reducing the number of clicks needed to get to the most used functions and items on the site.

  • Mission command goes mobile

    Dec 2, 2013

    This year the Army plans to field Joint Battle Command-Platform, the next-generation system providing mounted mission command, friendly force tracking and situational awareness capabilities. JBC-P will also serve as the first version of the Mounted Computing Environment, one of six computing environments that make up the Army's Common Operating Environment, a new set of standards that enable the rapid development of secure and interoperable applications.

  • NATO envisions Afghan mission change to train, advise, assist

    Dec 2, 2013

    At the end of 2014, the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end, and a new train, advise and assist mission called Resolute Support begins.

  • 3D electronic printing holds promise of various applications for Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2013

    As researchers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., explore the potential of 3-dimensional printing, they envision the potential to embed a radio antenna on the side of a Soldier's helmet, or print sensors directly onto a weapon or even an article of clothing.

  • Army Heritage, Education Center receives trove of military medals including Medal of Honor

    Dec 2, 2013

    Maybe Edward A. Allworth wanted to preserve his father's legacy that included a Medal of Honor for future generations when he decided to send his dad's military items to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

  • Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness uses sports psychology to enhance performance

    Dec 2, 2013

    Soldiers across Fort Drum, N.Y., aren't just focused on building muscles, running faster and improving fitness. They are learning how to perform better, work harder and stay focused, despite the adversities they may face.

  • Sherman tank returns to North Country for restoration

    Dec 2, 2013

    A World War II-era M4A3 "Sherman" tank staged at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs for the past decade was transported Nov. 22, 2013, to Fort Drum, N.Y., where it will undergo a complete makeover before being returned to the museum next year.

  • Eighth Army Band to play at top South Korean venue

    Nov 29, 2013

    The Eighth Army Band will perform a holiday concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center, South Korea's top concert venue, Dec. 1, 2013.

  • Army's Ultra Light Vehicle now in survivability testing

    Nov 27, 2013

    Two of the three vehicles in the Army's "Ultra Light Vehicle" program have now entered survivability testing in Nevada and Maryland, to evaluate both their blast and ballistic protection capability.

  • Apache 'Guardian' wins praise from pilots

    Nov 27, 2013

    The newest model of the Apache Longbow attack helicopter, the "Echo," was delivered to Soldiers in January. Since that time, pilots of 1st Squadron, 229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, have had nothing but praise for it.

  • Fort Sill dentists fix, clean teeth in single visit

    Nov 27, 2013

    An Armywide dental program that gives Soldiers an exam, cleaning and restorative care in one fell swoop benefits Soldiers and their units, dental clinics and the Army.

  • Pow Wow at Fort Sam Houston celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 27, 2013

    Members of the Fort Sam Houston and surrounding communities gathered together Nov. 16 in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month during the 14th annual "Honoring of the Veterans Pow Wow" at the Fort Sam Houston Teen and Youth Center.

  • Stolen valor tarnishes real sacrifices made by service members

    Nov 27, 2013

    It may seem hard to fathom, but there are many who claim to have earned medals to which they are not entitled. Others say they've served in combat but never have.

  • National Guard competes for Best Ranger teams

    Nov 27, 2013

    Twenty-two National Guard Soldiers from 13 states competed for nine open slots, Nov. 20, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to participate in the competition next spring.

  • Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

    Nov 27, 2013

    For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass blowing from experts in the field.

  • Force Sustainment Systems sends new tropical shelter system to Guam

    Nov 27, 2013

    Any Soldier can attest to the fact that there is nothing worse than getting a new piece of equipment and then finding out that it doesn't work properly.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers donate blood ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 26, 2013

    Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Soldiers and civilians are participating in the quarterly Fort Riley, Kan., blood drive to support the American Red Cross Central Plains Region Blood Service on post.

  • Army researchers build portable synthetic marijuana detector to curb designer drug abuse

    Nov 26, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.

  • Army's premier data-mining program gets rave reviews

    Nov 26, 2013

    The Army's Enterprise Management Decision Support, or EMDS, was selected as the best information technology program of 2013 by FedScoop 50, which honors 50 of the most innovative people and technologies within the federal government.

  • SATCOM installation plan exceeds expectations, saves millions

    Nov 26, 2013

    Team Tobyhanna, Pa., is taking a pioneering approach to installing the Army's next generation SATCOM ground terminals using a plan that exceeds the depot's annual Value Engineering Proposal cost avoidance goal by more than 276 percent.

  • Peacekeeping Institute paying increasing dividends after 20 years

    Nov 25, 2013

    In an ever-changing world, demand for U.S. involvement in humanitarian assistance and stability operations will increase, said the former Army chief of staff who founded the service's Peacekeeping Institute 20 years ago.

  • Army Reserve chief inducted into LSU Hall of Honor

    Nov 25, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, chief of Army Reserve, was inducted into the Military Hall of Honor, Nov. 23, 2013, during the weekend-long LSU Salutes celebration co-sponsored by Louisiana State University and Cadets of the Ole War Skule.

  • Army NCO of Year began Best Warrior journey at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Nov 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella went all the way to the top after winning 351st Civil Affairs Command Best Warrior Competition, at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., in the spring.

  • 2 weeks left for Army employees to switch health plans

    Nov 25, 2013

    Army civilians have until Dec. 9, 2013, to decide whether or not to continue their health care plan and provider or switch.

  • Administrative leave authorized for Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages

    Nov 25, 2013

    As of a Nov. 7, 2013, Army directive, Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages are entitled, in some cases, to an amount of administrative leave in order to travel to a location where such marriages are legal.

  • Best Warrior winners credit success to family, command, hard work

    Nov 24, 2013

    The winners of the Army's 2013 Best Warrior Competition credit their success in the intense challenge to hard work and the support from their command and family.

  • Army names 2013 Soldier, NCO of year

    Nov 22, 2013

    The 2013 Best Warrior Competition concluded Nov. 22, 2013, at Fort Lee, Va., with the announcement of the 2013 Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Year winners.

  • Soldiers, families worldwide celebrating Thanksgiving

    Nov 22, 2013

    Soldiers are making plans to be with families and friends and those stationed overseas are calling, writing or using social media to contact loved ones back home. Dining facilities worldwide are gearing up to provide the feast of traditional turkey or ham with all the fixings.

  • Army purchases bird-like, micro-unmanned aerial system

    Nov 22, 2013

    The Army recently purchased 36 Maveric unmanned aerial systems, as a result of an urgent request from Soldiers in combat.

  • Red, white & blue volleyballs fly at tourney

    Nov 22, 2013

    Gung-ho spirits were the norm as wounded-warrior athletes from the four services, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Department of Veterans Affairs clashed at the 3rd Annual Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament, in recognition of Warrior Care Month, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Pentagon Athletic Club.

  • Leaders celebrate legendary Korean War general

    Nov 22, 2013

    Top American and South Korean military leaders praised the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2013, on his 93rd birthday.

  • Given today's sequester environment, no contract is too small for Army manufacturing

    Nov 22, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., announced this week that it received a contract valued at nearly $1 million to manufacture 155 mm cannon carrier assemblies for the Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • Senior leaders review Unified Quest 'deep future'

    Nov 21, 2013

    How long should a unit be self-sufficient after hitting the ground, and why can't the Army get immediate communications capability using local, established, commercial networks after arriving at a forward location? These were questions discussed by senior Army leaders, Nov. 20, 2013.

  • Congress recognizes American Indian code talkers for wartime service

    Nov 21, 2013

    American Indian code talkers from 566 tribes were honored with Congressional Silver Medals at the Capitol, Nov. 20, 2013.

  • Fort Rucker recognized as best in Army, DOD

    Nov 21, 2013

    Fort Rucker, Ala., formally received its honors -- the 2013 Gold Chief of Staff of the Army Communities of Excellence Award and the Commander in Chief's Award for Installation Excellence -- that it earned in March during a ceremony, Nov. 14, 2013, at the post theater.

  • Ohio Guard mentors Serbians during Combined Resolve 2013

    Nov 21, 2013

    Serbia is one of eight partner nations participating in Combined Resolve 2013, a multi-national interoperability exercise, held at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Nov. 7-27, 2013.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers instruct with eye toward future

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit recently spent a week sharing their expert marksmanship skills with the nation's future leaders and competitive shooters.

  • Devens describes NCO's role in ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Nov 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army command sergeant major described the important mission that American and South Korean noncommissioned officers accomplish on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Soldiers hit ground running first day of `Best Warrior'

    Nov 21, 2013

    From the pre-dawn hours to after the sun dipped below the horizon, the Army's finest warriors were pushed to their limits both physically and mentally during the first day of the Army's 2013 Best Warrior Competition.

  • U.S., China conduct Disaster Management Exchange

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from United States Army Pacific, Hawaii Army National Guard and Army Corps of Engineers along with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency participated with the People's Liberation Army in a Disaster Management Exchange, Nov. 12-14, 2013, at Marine Corps Training Area-Bellows, Hawaii.

  • Army, DOD team together to increase Pacific military satellite access

    Nov 20, 2013

    By building a "slice" of its larger Network-Centric Teleport system at the Army's Regional Hub Node in Guam, the Department of Defense can access an additional military satellite that was previously out of its reach and improve its support in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 'Black Jack' units sync to complete contingency operations exercise

    Nov 20, 2013

    Readiness response theater assistance teams from the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas, conducted a contingency operations synchronization exercise at Bagram Airfield, Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Army secretary notes wounded warrior progress, challenges

    Nov 20, 2013

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh acknowledged the depth and breadth of wounded warrior issues during a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Nov. 16, 2013.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at U.S. Capitol

    Nov 20, 2013

    Fifty-two Soldiers re-enlisted, representing eight health-related commands across the National Capitol Region, on Capitol Hill, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Soldiers shape next generation of Army mission command system

    Nov 20, 2013

    While deployed to Iraq, Staff Sgt. Scott Harrison relied on the Army's chief situational awareness system to plot enemy holdouts, mark known improvised explosive devices and exchange command and control messages with fellow Soldiers.

  • Logistics experts, movement team join typhoon relief efforts

    Nov 19, 2013

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command departed for the Philippines, Nov. 17, 2013, to assist in Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.

  • Troops can call in holiday greetings for satellite radio

    Nov 19, 2013

    The Joint Hometown News Service is partnering this year with SiriusXM Radio to allow service members worldwide to send holiday greetings to loved ones back home.

  • ECBC scientists to improve methods of detecting ricin

    Nov 19, 2013

    An envelope laced with ricin intended for the President of the United States was intercepted in April 2013 by law enforcement officials when protocols established for mail screenings revealed the threat of a biological weapon. Ricin is a highly toxic, naturally occurring protein found in the seeds of the castor oil plant. There is currently no antidote for the substance, which could be lethal if an average adult inhaled a dose the size of a few grains of salt. Preventing the transport of materials laced with ricin is a priority for the national defense community, but in the event of an unknown attack, scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) are researching effective sampling and detection methods of the deadly substance.

  • Rapid response team prepared to assist during disasters

    Nov 18, 2013

    Nations in the Pacific region deal with changing weather patterns on a yearly basis. Some of these changes will funnel in heavy rains, hurricanes, tsunamis, and typhoons -- along with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

  • Retirees, family members must enable AKO email auto-forwarding by Dec. 31

    Nov 18, 2013

    Retirees and family members should activate the forwarding function in their Army Knowledge Online account profile before Dec. 31, 2013, when their email will no longer be accessible.

  • Veteran Amputee Team rumbles with Washington Redskins & NFL alumni

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team beat a squad of seasoned NFL veterans and alumni Nov. 16, 2013, at Bishop O'Connell High School, as part of Warrior Care Month.

  • Soldiers converging on Fort Lee for Best Warrior Competition

    Nov 18, 2013

    Twenty-four elite warriors are reporting to Fort Lee, Va., for the Best Warrior Competition, three days of tough challenges, in which two winners -- the Soldier of the Year, and the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year -- will emerge.

  • Fort Carson honored at 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Directorate of Public Works at Fort Carson received the 2013 Federal Energy Management Program Director's Award during a ceremony at the Department of Interior's Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.

  • Eighth Army, Third ROK Army hold alliance festival

    Nov 18, 2013

    U.S. and South Korean Army leaders gathered for an alliance festival at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, on the future headquarters post for American military forces in Korea, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Paladin hybridizes for future fleet

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Fires Center of Excellence Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate at Fort Sill, Okla., is celebrating a major victory after the Paladin Integrated Management program received Milestone C approval within the Defense Acquisition System.

  • National Guard, ROTC Cadets partner for security cooperation missions

    Nov 18, 2013

    In the early 1990s, as the old Soviet Union was in its final stages of collapse, the United States saw an opportunity to promote peace, minimize regional instability and encourage democracy in the region with what would later be called the State Partnership Program.

  • McHugh touts importance of Army ammunition ocean terminals

    Nov 17, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (Calif.) to assess the facility's requirements and capabilities for the safe and secure delivery of munitions to and from the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • November honors military families' sacrifices, contributions

    Nov 15, 2013

    Service members' families serve the nation and are the force behind the total force, a senior Defense Department official said, Nov. 13, 2013.

  • REF: Battlefield survival can depend on getting Soldiers critical gear posthaste

    Nov 15, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is fielding mission-critical equipment to deployed Soldiers, including "hybrid" solar-battery-generator systems that save fuel; 57 are now in Afghanistan, 20 in Tran-Sahara Africa, 12 in Honduras and several in the Philippines.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • $5.35 billion sufficient for Hurricane Sandy relief, USACE chief tells Congress

    Nov 14, 2013

    The $5.35 billion authorized for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects to mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy is enough to reduce future risk, the Army's chief of Engineers told Congress.

  • U.S. surgeon general visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 14, 2013

    The newly appointed U.S. surgeon general met with Public Health Service officers assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 7, 2013, and toured the Department of Defense Telehealth and Technology center.

  • Evolving NIEs help shape Army's future network

    Nov 14, 2013

    Underway this month is the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1, the sixth in a series of semi-annual field exercises that incorporate Soldier feedback to improve and simplify network systems, leverage industry innovation on emerging capabilities and validate new tactics, techniques and procedures -- while also reducing the burden of network integration on operational forces.

  • Commissaries to start scanning IDs

    Nov 14, 2013

    Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers' Department of Defense ID cards during checkout, as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

  • Wounded warrior takes win in Food Network challenge

    Nov 14, 2013

    Army Wounded Warrior Program Veteran Robbie Myers won first place on the Military Salute Edition of the Food Network Show "Chopped," where he competed against military chefs from other services.

  • Army Corps, U.S. Navy retrieve piece of Civil War ironclad from Savannah River

    Nov 13, 2013

    Archeologists working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved a 64-square-foot section of a Civil War ironclad warship from the bottom of the Savannah River near Savannah, Ga., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Rapid Equipping Force launches website for innovations

    Nov 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force recently launched ArmyCoCreate.com, a website for Soldiers to identify tactical challenges and collaborate for solutions.

  • Army Entertainment selects Operation Rising Star finalists

    Nov 13, 2013

    Army Entertainment has announced the 12 finalists slated to compete in Operation Rising Star this December.

  • Pentagon exhibit highlights American Indian wartime achievements

    Nov 13, 2013

    American Indian achievements in the Army and Marine Corps are depicted in a Pentagon display on loan this week from the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with Kuwaiti students

    Nov 13, 2013

    Thanksgiving came early for a gathering of Soldiers, State Department employees and Kuwaiti school children during a celebration of the popular American holiday Nov. 9 in Kuwait City.

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