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  • Soldiers worldwide celebrating the holidays

    Dec 24, 2013

    Although it's not yet Christmas or New Year's Eve, Soldiers around the globe are already attending parties, visiting with families and friends and some are volunteering their time and donations to help those less fortunate.

  • Little-known facility provides important function

    Dec 24, 2013

    The radioactive material consolidation facility at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., is not well-known, but it provides an important function for the Department of Defense.

  • Deployed Soldiers shave heads in support of cancer patients

    Dec 24, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Glass, an operations section construction supervisor for the 365th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, recently found out that one of his relatives has cancer and that it has metastasized to his neck. In response, Glass declared that he would shave his head to support his family back home.

  • 124th Engineers continue efforts to enable base closures, transfers in Afghanistan

    Dec 24, 2013

    Platoons from the 124th Engineer Company, attached to the 489th Engineer Battalion and the 82nd Sustainment Brigade-U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element, have been participating in multiple projects in and around Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, which help with the transfer or the complete closure of forward operating bases, combat outposts, and camps throughout Afghanistan.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot breaks ground for new helicopter painting facility

    Dec 23, 2013

    Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, the core of Army aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul for helicopters, engines and components, broke ground on a new modernized helicopter facility that will house painting operations for Army helicopters, this December.

  • Army Network Integration Evaluations adopt new goals, new construct

    Dec 23, 2013

    After delivering groundbreaking communications technologies to Soldiers in Afghanistan, the Army should focus tactical network development efforts on simplifying tools and applications, right-sizing command posts and increasing operational flexibility, according to initial conclusions from the most recent Network Integration Evaluation.

  • Soldier surprises family as 'Scuba Claus'

    Dec 23, 2013

    A Minnesota National Guardsman made a huge splash on his return from a deployment to Afghanistan when he surprised his children as Scuba Claus at the Mall of America's Sea Life Aquarium in Bloomington, Minn., Dec. 22, 2013.

  • Campaign defies expectations, challenges misperceptions of Soldier experience

    Dec 23, 2013

    U.S. Army television ads address common misperceptions about serving in the Army and Army Reserve, while highlighting the diverse professional skills and careers available in the Army and through Army training.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks troops in Korea

    Dec 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general saluted U.S. troops in South Korea during the holiday season.

  • PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

    Dec 20, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat.

  • Army helping draft flight regs for unmanned aircraft in U.S.

    Dec 20, 2013

    With Amazon announcing a test for package delivery using drones, the skies could soon become crowded with unmanned aerial systems, so the Army is providing assistance that could soon regulate the flight of drones over U.S. airspace.

  • Chaplain assistants celebrate 104th anniversary

    Dec 20, 2013

    On Dec.29, 2013, chaplain assistants in the Army will celebrate their 104th anniversary. The Army officially created the position of chaplain assistant back on Dec. 28, 1909, authorizing a Soldier to provide full-time religious support.

  • Guard biathlete takes third place in IBU Cup trials

    Dec 20, 2013

    Pfc. Wynn Roberts finished third overall in the International Biathlon Union Cup trials, Dec. 14-18, 2013, at Mt. Itasca, Minn., narrowly missing a berth on the U.S. World Cup Team and a possible chance to compete in the Winter Olympics.

  • JROTC Cadets spread HOPE for holidays

    Dec 19, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Dustin and Austin Haubner help run the non-profit Helping Out People Everywhere, which has served 25,000 people with almost 900,000 pounds of food this year.

  • Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on the mat

    Dec 19, 2013

    Wounded Warriors from Fort Stewart, Ga., use adaptive combatives techniques as another tool for recovery during part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help bounce back from injuries.

  • Army opens new Convoy Live-Fire Course in Europe

    Dec 19, 2013

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe, on U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, officially opened its new Convoy Live-Fire Course, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Under Secretary of the Army releases Business Management Strategy

    Dec 19, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal recently released the Army Business Management Strategy, which serves as the primary planning and execution document for activities associated with Army Business Transformation.

  • Partner nations join U.S. paratroopers for International Jump Week

    Dec 19, 2013

    More than 300 U.S., German, French, Spanish, Estonian and Dutch paratroopers participated in four days of airborne operations during the annual International Jump Week over the Alzey Drop Zone, near Kaiserslautern, Germany, Dec. 16-19, 2013.

  • Odierno: Soldier, NCO of Year epitomize all troops

    Dec 19, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recognized the Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Year during a ceremony in the Pentagon, which he hosted Dec. 18, 2013.

  • More time for Army retirees, family members to enable AKO email auto-forwarding

    Dec 19, 2013

    The Army extended the deadline for retirees and family members to activate the email forwarding function in their Army Knowledge Online account profile. The extension is for at least 30 days, to Jan. 31, 2014. Previously, the deadline was Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre test physical limits

    Dec 19, 2013

    Drill sergeants and cadre in 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, at Fort Sill, Okla., took a break from pushing their Soldiers, to test their own physical limits, Dec. 11, 2013, in their inaugural Gauntlet Challenge.

  • Walter Reed gets Level II Trauma Center verification

    Dec 19, 2013

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has joined an elite group of hospitals verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center.

  • Marne Division, community pay tribute to fallen during holidays

    Dec 18, 2013

    More than 140 motorcyclists from nearly 10 different clubs from as far away as Augusta, Ga., along with Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets and Civil Air Patrol cadet volunteers were in attendance to aid in placing wreaths at the bases of the 466 eastern redbud trees on the Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Drill Sergeant wins 2013 Operation Rising Star Competition

    Dec 18, 2013

    Sgt. Christiana Ball from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has been voted Army Entertainment's 2013 Rising Star.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • MEDCOM promoting healthy living by example

    Dec 18, 2013

    In support of the Performance Triad, the Army Surgeon General and Commander of U.S. Army Medical Command dedicated Dec. 13, 2013, to be MEDCOM's "Holiday Jingle Walk" at their headquarters in Falls Church, Va.

  • Army fields 101st Airborne new tactical network with integrated training approach

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Army established a new System of Systems training concept drawing on lessons learned from previous units fielded with the integrated communications package known as Capability Set 13.

  • Newest Army recovery vehicle wields claws, can handle most anything

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., is continuing to fulfill the training requirements of Soldiers deployed in combat environments.

  • Soldier fights for spinal muscular atrophy cure

    Dec 18, 2013

    Capt. Shannon Terry, a legislative liaison officer for the California National Guard, finds strength and support from fellow Soldiers and the Getty Owl Foundation after her baby girl Reagan was diagnosed with with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1.

  • Wounded warrior helps fellow amputees at VA prosthetics clinic

    Dec 17, 2013

    Tristan Wyatt thought he would make a career out of the Army. After a life-changing injury, he found a new path and now helps injured service members as chief of a VA prosthetics clinic in San Diego.

  • New policy gives sergeants direct access to AER

    Dec 17, 2013

    Army Emergency Relief announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2014, all sergeants and above can submit requests for financial assistance directly to their installation AER office.

  • Officer Candidate School creates career path for recent college graduates

    Dec 17, 2013

    Officer Candidate School is one of four paths to becoming an officer along with the Reserve Officer Training Corps, the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and direct commission.

  • Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen different community organizations from throughout Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came together, Dec. 10, 2013, in Eifler Fitness Center, for the first time to host a Resilience Rodeo specifically for military instructors and cadre to help them learn about services and resources available to them.

  • Retention team volunteers prepare dinner for local shelter

    Dec 16, 2013

    Eleven members of the Military District of Washington retention team volunteered to prepare dinner at the Eleanor U. Kennedy shelter on Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 6, 2013.

  • Army, Marines, Honolulu police compete for 'Best Sniper' title

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen sniper teams from all over Oahu came together Dec. 2-4, 2013, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, to compete for the title Best Sniper.

  • Spartan paratroopers jump in arctic gear

    Dec 16, 2013

    For the first time since returning from Afghanistan last year, U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, conducted an arctic airborne operation, Dec. 12, 2013, from a C-130 aircraft onto Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson's Malemute Drop Zone, Alaska.

  • Italian, American female Soldiers bond during intercultural event

    Dec 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza hosted a first-of-its-kind intercultural event for young Italian and American female military member at Caserma Ederle in Italy, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Chairman brings USO Holiday Troop Visit to Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2013

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joined a cast of professional athletes and entertainers for a special USO Holiday Troop Visit in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Dec. 12, 2013.

  • Retirement goes to the dogs

    Dec 16, 2013

    The bond between a military working dog handler and the dog is similar to any veteran relationship, which only grows stronger when forced into tough situations like a deployment. However, once the mission is over for the team, what happens to the dog? Unlike a human, MWDs do not receive a paycheck upon retirement, but there is hope for these animals who have served our country, an adoption program.

  • Soldier donates stem cells for child with leukemia

    Dec 16, 2013

    Spc. Amanda N. Reynolds of Weleetka, Okla., is actively involved in the Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, a life-sustaining program open to all healthy people between the ages of 18 and 60.

  • Army's Military Auxiliary Radio System still relevant in Internet age

    Dec 16, 2013

    Years ago before Soldiers used cell phones and social media and when long-distance calling was expensive, they would often communicate from remote areas to home via MARSgrams and MARS telephone patches through the Military Auxiliary Radio System.

  • Three Soldiers nominated to U.S. Olympic luge team

    Dec 16, 2013

    Three Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program - Team USA luge coach Staff Sgt. Bill Tavares and lugers Sgt. Matt Mortensen and Sgt. Preston Griffall - are selected for the U.S. Olympic luge team that will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Veterans, dignitaries commemorate Battle of the Bulge on 69th anniversary

    Dec 16, 2013

    For the last 20 years, World War II veterans and the ambassadors of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have gathered annually in mid-December at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to pay tribute to the 19,000 Soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Thousands lay wreaths at Arlington gravesites

    Dec 15, 2013

    More than 143,000 wreaths were placed on gravesites, Dec. 14, 2013, as part of the 22nd annual "Wreaths Across America" event at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia.

  • Guard celebrates 377 years of service, camaraderie with challenge in Afghanistan

    Dec 15, 2013

    National Guardsmen came together with teamwork and esprit de corps during the U.S. National Guard five-kilometer race and Minuteman Challenge on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013.

  • 1-4 Infantry has blast during live-fire exercise

    Dec 13, 2013

    Infantrymen from the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, tested their skills at a full-fledged live-fire range with everything from claymore mines to grenades.

  • Eighth Army participates in exercise in South Korea

    Dec 13, 2013

    Eighth Army participated in exercise Warpath III, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Dec. 7-15, 2013, to hone its ability to command combat operations.

  • Pep rally brings West Point spirit to Pentagon

    Dec 13, 2013

    Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy marched around the rings and corridors of the Pentagon Friday in the surety of beating the Naval Academy's Midshipmen in the annual Army-Navy game.

  • AMC remains relevant despite budget challenges

    Dec 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the first global town hall meeting since the conclusion of the government shutdown at the Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Dec. 9, 2013.

  • Fort Jackson helps ill 7-year-old boy become Soldier for day

    Dec 12, 2013

    Richard Culliver, a 7-year-old boy battling an inoperable brain tumor, took his place on Hilton Field with the rest of the Army's new Soldiers during last week's regular graduation ceremony.

  • SecArmy lauds Cadet SHARP program at West Point

    Dec 12, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2013, where he met with cadets, faculty and staff during a series of forums that covered issues such as sexual assault prevention, cyber and national security.

  • Face, hand transplants soon options for injured Soldiers?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Army researchers are developing advanced treatment options, including face and hand transplants, for severely injured service members.

  • Thousands of officers to face boards for early separation

    Dec 12, 2013

    Nearly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors in the Army Competitive Category will go before either an Officer Separation Board or Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board early next year.

  • Champoux: South Korea-U.S. alliance strongest in world

    Dec 11, 2013

    The commanding general of the top U.S. Army formation in South Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. alliance is the strongest military alliance in the world.

  • Army Reserve units earn top places in cyber challenge

    Dec 11, 2013

    Soldiers from the Army Reserve Information Operations Command earned first and third place amongst U.S. and International military teams in the 2013 Defense Cyber Crime Center Digital Forensic Challenge, Dec. 3, 2013.

  • Gifts from above as Operation Toy Drop continues for 16th year

    Dec 11, 2013

    Rain-laden skies could not dampen the spirit of the Soldiers on Fort Bragg, N.C., as they jumped out of airplanes over Sicily drop zone in support of the 16th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 7, 2013.

  • SMA Chandler thanks civilians for job well done

    Dec 11, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addressed a crowd of Soldiers and civilians, Dec. 3, 2013, in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., and discussed the Army profession as well as recognized more than a dozen outstanding Soldiers and civilians for their service.

  • Army tests vehicle-mounted laser against multiple targets

    Dec 11, 2013

    The Army used a vehicle-mounted high-energy laser for the first time to successfully engage more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial vehicles in flight.

  • Yama Sakura: From tents to temples

    Dec 11, 2013

    To further the spirit of cultural understanding and bilateral partnership embraced by exercise Yama Sakura 65, chaplains assigned to I Corps took advantage of the opportunity to meet with the master of a local Budhist temple in Chitose, Japan, Dec. 9, 2013.

  • Odierno receives National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award

    Dec 10, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno was honored with a National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award, Dec. 10, 2013, in New York City.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Soldiers to get expedited airport security screenings

    Dec 9, 2013

    Beginning Dec. 20, 2013, Soldiers will be eligible for expedited pre-flight screening at airports, meaning they'll be able to get into the express line where they don't need to remove their shoes and belts or take laptops out of their baggage.

  • Army network stays connected even when 'jumping the TOC'

    Dec 9, 2013

    Current technologies such as Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, the Army's mobile tactical communications network backbone, and emerging solutions like the Mobile integrated Command Post -- a vehicle that efficiently provides networking equipment and power to support a command post -- are enhancing a commander's ability to lead from anywhere on the battlefield.

  • Soldiers dominate World Cup bobsled competition in Park City

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers defended home snow as if Olympic dreams depended upon their performances at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's 2013 World Cup stop, Dec. 6-7, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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