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  • SMA builds upon partnerships for transitioning Soldiers

    Jan 8, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visited UPS Inc. world headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, to lead a roundtable discussion with company leaders and area Soldiers to hear feedback about the Army's transition assistance program, Jan. 7, 2015.

  • Army historian corrects myths on Battle of New Orleans' 200th anniversary

    Jan 8, 2015

    The British never sailed up the Mississippi River during the Battle of New Orleans, fought 200 years ago, Jan. 8, 1815, according to a senior historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

  • Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

    Jan 8, 2015

    The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or NMCP, is the final resting place for many military veterans who served across the globe. The grave sites and memory of these men and women are maintained with dignity, compassion and respect by military veteran caretakers every day to ensure they are honored.

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • Fort Hood receives redeploying Soldiers from Operation United Assistance

    Jan 8, 2015

    Fort Hood received its initial cohort of 87 Soldiers that were in support of Operation United Assistance, Jan. 7. The Soldiers are from the 36th Engineer Brigade returning from Liberia, West Africa, where they have been deployed since October 2014.

  • Lightweight antenna increases Army agility

    Jan 8, 2015

    Inflatable ground satellite antennas are aiding in the expeditionary nature of U.S. and coalition forces, enabling them to achieve high-bandwidth network connectivity anywhere in the world from small deployable packages.

  • Odierno outlines priorities for new SMA

    Jan 7, 2015

    Priorities for the new sergeant major of the Army include working on eliminating sexual assault in the Army, and focusing on home station training and readiness, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • New Year's slim-down resolution achieved with team support

    Jan 7, 2015

    With some help from friends, Veronica Crute completed her 2014 New Year's resolution to lose 62 pounds and she now has another resolution for 2015 -- to lose 50 more.

  • Legislation changes UCMJ for victims of sexual assault

    Jan 7, 2015

    The fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice in cases pertaining to rape and sexual assault.

  • Aircraft survivability testing lights up the night

    Jan 7, 2015

    Redstone Test Center conducts aircracraft survivability testing to improve against the threats our Soldiers face in the operational environments of today.

  • Sensors move Army closer to common environment

    Jan 7, 2015

    The Army envisions a future where sensors dynamically interact with each other while sharing information with Soldiers. Its researchers are one step closer to enabling this common operating environment through the development of a foundational software architecture.

  • CSA, SMA hold virtual town hall

    Jan 6, 2015

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III interacted with Soldiers during a virtual town hall from Google's Washington headquarters.

  • AER now accepting scholarship applications

    Jan 6, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief has begun accepting applications for next year's scholarships and the application period will remain open through May 1.

  • Expert discusses importance of tactical combat casualty care

    Jan 6, 2015

    Future Army leaders were exposed to the importance of tactical combat casualty care, Dec. 17, during the latest edition of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Sustainers complete historic mission

    Jan 6, 2015

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, ESC, commemorated the culmination of its mission with a casing ceremony, Dec. 1, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Army releases RFP for competitive radio marketplace

    Jan 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army has released request for proposals, or RFPs, to procure additional rifleman radios using full and open competition.

  • 2014 Was a Year of Transition and Drawdown for USFOR-A

    Jan 6, 2015

    With the start of Resolute Support, and the continuing drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2015 will be a period of accelerating change for U.S. Forces Afghanistan. This year will be challenging, but the transition has been relatively smooth due to the already successful retrograde operations accomplished in 2014.

  • Natick researchers integrate Soldier sensors

    Jan 6, 2015

    To the modern dismounted warfighter, the saying "knowledge is power" is true, especially when making quick decisions based on limited information.

  • Ebola workshop highlights collaborations to develop and test vaccines

    Jan 5, 2015

    Experts from the Department of Defense and Health and Human Services jointly sponsored an Ebola vaccine workshop, Dec. 12, in Rockville, Maryland.

  • Mentorship group meets with Army leaders at All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2015

    Army leaders gathered in San Antonio at the All-American Bowl last week to discuss recruiting and retention.

  • Changing the game: The 2015 Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2015

    As the players step from the tunnel into the glaring light, they squint, briefly allowing their eyes to adjust. Once they are able, they slowly look around, taking in the sights; the screaming fans, the jumping, yelling cheerleaders, and jumbled mass of steel overhead that is the stadium's dome. This is the 2015 Army All-American Bowl.

  • Soldiers creating a lasting bond

    Jan 5, 2015

    The winter in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, can get intense. Thick, heavy snow flakes cover the ground this time of year. What adds even more to the frosty weather is a Soldier's detachment from his family back home. Nevertheless, Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade always reach out to their South Korean neighbors who also feel the bite from the cold December winter.

  • Army salutes STEM hero

    Jan 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command recognizes employees who go above and beyond in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational outreach.

  • Army helps America celebrate new year at NHL Winter Classic

    Jan 2, 2015

    The Army helped ring in the new year with a much-anticipated event -- the 2015 NHL Winter Classic game that honored the nation's military in pre- and in-game festivities.

  • Army medical department establishes enlisted subject matter expert program

    Jan 2, 2015

    In August 2014, over 50 enlisted Soldiers, spanning the ranks of staff sergeant to sergeant major, attended the newly established and revitalized subject-matter expert, or SME, training session. Upon completion, all Soldiers received certificates of training and letters appointing each as the Army Medical Department, or AMEDD, SME to the Army Medical Command sergeant major and surgeon general for their respective military occupational specialties, or MOS, and/or additional skill identifiers, ASI.

  • Secret of successful goal attainment revealed

    Jan 2, 2015

    Goals - especially New Year's resolutions this time of year are great to have: losing weight, stopping smoking, earning a college degree, eating healthy, paying off credit cards and so on. Problem is, it's one thing to have a goal and another to successfully complete it.

  • Telehealth collaboration enabled Army family to remain together

    Jan 2, 2015

    The Daniels family is reunited for this holidays season at Fort Stewart, Georgia; but a few years ago, a daughter's illness threatened to turn their world upside-down.

  • Army sensors research enables future capabilities

    Jan 1, 2015

    Army scientists and engineers are advancing sensors research in hopes of giving future Soldiers enhanced situational awareness.

  • 608th Construction Management Team retrograde Afghanistan

    Dec 31, 2014

    Soldiers from the 608th Engineer Detachment, Construction Management Team, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade have been spearheading retrograde missions all over Afghanistan. Their primary mission was to assist with the closing and transfers of Forward Operating Bases, manage and schedule de-scoping projects, and to provide guidance to higher headquarters during the resizing of all FOBs in Regional Commands South, Southwest, East, North, and in the capitol.

  • Hunting the good stuff during resiliency training

    Dec 31, 2014

    In this month's resiliency training entitled "Goal Setting and Hunt the Good Stuff," U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Master Resiliency trainers addressed how to plan and pusue goals during a recent training session at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Recreation Center.

  • Soldiers prepare to ring in the New Year, having accomplished much in 2014

    Dec 31, 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, the Americans can justifiably be proud of their trusted professional Soldiers who have served selflessly throughout the world, helping fight Ebola in West Africa, shoring up morale of East European partners by training with them, assisting the fight against extremists in Iraq and Afghanistan, and doing the good work in myriad of other places.

  • Overseas adoption: An Army officer's lifelong journey to finding family

    Dec 31, 2014

    For one Army officer the choice to give back to his country by serving in the military brought the chance to meet the mother he never met and another mother that he had always wanted.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo brings medical care to more than 1,500 in remote Honduran villages

    Dec 31, 2014

    Joint Task Force Bravo's, or JTF-B Medical Element, or MEDEL, Joint Security Forces, and the 1-228th Aviation Regiment partnered with the Honduran Ministry of Health and the Honduran Military to provide medical care to more than 1,500 people over two days in Tipimuna and Auka, two remote villages in the Gracias a Dios region of Honduras, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, or MEDRETE, Dec. 15-18.

  • Natick pitches innovation in forum for ideas

    Dec 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, has come up with a new way to spark out-of-the-box thinking, risk-taking, and employee participation. The center implemented the "Bootstrap Initiative and Pitch Day."

  • Soldiers "High Five," give back to local community

    Dec 30, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- When living in another country, understanding differences in culture can be one of the biggest concerns people have. Getting along harmoniously with local nationals might seem intimidating and the language barrier makes it even more so. However, getting together with the community to lend a helping hand can help break the ice.

  • Center approves release of RACER cost estimating software update

    Dec 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise has approved the release of a new version of the Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER) software.

  • Disaster assistance for lava-flow victims considered

    Dec 30, 2014

    Federal civilian employees living on the Big Island of Hawaii and impacted by the current lava flow may be eligible for emergency financial assistance.

  • Japanese thank Soldiers for tsunami, earthquake recovery assistance

    Dec 30, 2014

    March 11, 2011 is a date Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Joshua, and his wife, Maj. Rachel Joshua will never forget. They were in central Tokyo on their way to a Strong Bonds marriage retreat, sponsored by an Army chaplain, he said, when suddenly the ground shook violently. Joshua turned to his wife and said, "Oh my God, what is that?"

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Task Force Sabre transfers local school to Afghan leaders

    Dec 29, 2014

    Task Force Sabre conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a school built by coalition forces for Afghan children after months of construction, Dec. 24, 2014.

  • Multinational Soldiers participate in EULEX Olympics

    Dec 29, 2014

    What started as a challenge and teasing among friends on who is the strongest grew to a multinational strongman competition with 31 participants from six different countries and three different organizations.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers offers aid to community during crisis

    Dec 29, 2014

    The Army Reserve is often cited as a premier community-based force, providing life-saving and life-sustaining capabilities to the citizens it serves. On Dec. 8, the Maj. Gen. Benjamin L. Hunton U.S. Army Reserve Center did just that in the aftermath of a small plane that crashed into a local neighborhood here.

  • Operation Enduring Freedom comes to an end

    Dec 29, 2014

    President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements today marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Europe and Turkish commanders discuss strong alliance

    Dec 29, 2014

    Commanders from the United States and Turkey met, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Turkish 5th Armored Brigade Headquarters, to continue to develop and strengthen the alliance between the two nations. U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges met with Turkish 5th Armor Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Cemalettin Dogan, and discussed the importance of the alliance within the region.

  • Service members in Liberia usher in holiday season

    Dec 27, 2014

    The holiday season is among the Service members deployed to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission, Operation United Assistance. Despite being away from their loved ones, together they remain mentally, spiritually and physically tough, and determined to enjoy the season.

  • President calls USFOR-A Soldiers on Christmas Day

    Dec 25, 2014

    The Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, called two Task Force Sabre Soldiers today, to thank them for their service, offer encouragement and wish them and their families a Merry Christmas.

  • AMPV program's EMD contract awarded to BAE

    Dec 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced Dec. 23 that BAE Systems Land & Armaments, L.P. was selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle.The AMPV is a replacement for many of the M113 armored personnel carrier in the coming years.

  • Commentary: Tributes to fallen on Christmas Eve

    Dec 24, 2014

    Thick beads of sweat poured down the faces of the three Soldiers out on patrol in Vietnam. They appeared to be sad and tired. What were they thinking? A cold rain rolling down their bodies and dripping off their rifles seemed to make them come to life.

  • New mortar manufacturing process aims to save money, improve precision

    Dec 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army is seeking to implement a new mortar manufacturing process to provide improved weapons at a lower cost, officials said.

  • Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, Chief of Staff the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said, at an AUSA panel on "Why and How We Serve."

  • Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts

    Jun 13, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.

  • President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

    Jun 6, 2014

    President Barack Obama and French President Fran├žois Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.

  • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

  • Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors

    Jun 5, 2014

    An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

  • Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

    Jun 5, 2014

    When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.

  • Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775

    Jun 5, 2014

    Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.

  • Continental Congress authorizes Army

    Jun 5, 2014

    When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.

  • NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center

    Jun 4, 2014

    Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.

  • Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'

    Jun 3, 2014

    Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration

    Jun 3, 2014

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

  • U.S. Air Defense doctrine release marks 'cornerstone' in South Korea/U.S. interoperability

    Jun 2, 2014

    The commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade presented the Republic of Korea Air Force Air Defense Missile Command with the historic release of U.S. Air and Missile Defense doctrine specifically approved for South Korea's Patriot force, May 29, 2014, at the Air Defense Missile Command headquarters at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

  • MacArthur Leadership Awards go to 28 officers

    Jun 2, 2014

    The Army chief of staff recognized 28 company-grade commissioned and warrant officers for epitomizing the ideals of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards -- duty, honor, country -- during a standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium, June 30, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump

    May 30, 2014

    Paratroopers are intimately familiar with the timeline of an airborne operation: arrive at the staging area, strap a parachute to your back, attach your rucksack and equipment between your legs, receive a jumpmaster inspection, wait for ages, load the aircraft, fly and finally jump.

  • Combat vets look back on Strike Brigade deployment

    May 29, 2014

    A few months into their historic first operational deployment from South Korea, many of the Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Strike Brigade," were asking their commander the same question: Where are we going next?

  • Army vice chief conducts first Facebook Soldier for Life town hall

    May 29, 2014

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell took questions "virtually" from the field for an hour, May 29, 2014, on a variety of subjects related to the Soldier for Life campaign.

  • Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool'

    May 29, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., have been testing a body-worn microclimate cooling system that allows crew members to move around inside the aircraft without tripping on tethers, and to exit the aircraft while still being cooled.

  • Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

    May 29, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.

  • Soldiers test skills, Army Mountaineering Kit against North America's tallest peak

    May 28, 2014

    Seven Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, arrived at Kahiltna Glacier Base Camp, May 21, 2014, in preparation for their ascent of Mount McKinley, Alaska, the highest peak in North America.

  • Problem solvers tackle Army complexity

    May 28, 2014

    The complexity of the Army makes it difficult sometimes to articulate its needs and missions, said Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson at the service's annual Force Management seminar, at the Pentagon, May 28, 2014.

  • Is the Army a business?

    May 28, 2014

    The director of the Army Office of Business Transformation asked members of the Association of the U.S. Army at its 270th Institute of Land Warfare breakfast May 28, 2014, whether they thought the Army was a business.

  • Odierno to NIE 14.2 Soldiers, Marines: Joint Operations are future

    May 28, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno thanked joint and coalition partners for their contributions that made Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 a success.

  • Kosovo's Task Force Medical works to establish food sanitation system

    May 28, 2014

    Members of Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical invited Kosovo's food inspectors to their food handlers class on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, May 19, 2014, to help lay a foundation for a long lasting system in a region.

  • Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games

    May 28, 2014

    Military and federal employees from around the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington D.C., May 21, 2014.

  • 21st TSC assists with 'Sky Soldiers' deployment to Poland, Baltics

    May 28, 2014

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command traveled to Poland and the Baltic States last month to help facilitate the arrival of paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," scheduled to conduct multinational training activities in those countries.

  • Secretary of the Army performs impromptu re-enlistment in Latvia

    May 27, 2014

    When Secretary of the Army John McHugh challenged members of the Michigan National Guard May 20, 2014, to "ask me anything," during a luncheon and discussion at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, it's unlikely he was prepared for what came next.

  • Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

    May 27, 2014

    With an unprecedented level of Joint and international involvement, Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations which focused on improvement and simplification of the Army's networked capabilities, came to a close May 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II.

  • Automotive engineers explore future mobility, protection

    May 27, 2014

    When Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center earlier this year, he said, "We don't know where the next contingency will be, but there will be another contingency."

  • Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

    May 26, 2014

    As part of the Rolling Thunder XXVII motorcycle rally, tens of thousands of veterans and their supports gathered on their motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend in the nation's capital to draw attention to service members who may still be prisoners of war, or who are still missing in action.

  • Old Guard Soldiers honor fallen with flags at Arlington graves

    May 23, 2014

    Across Arlington National Cemetery this weekend, adjacent to each of the often stark white, simple grave stones, a tiny American flag has been placed into the ground as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of the nation's fallen service members who rest there.

  • Army preps for first audit ever, says top finance leader

    May 23, 2014

    Getting audited is something most taxpayers admit they dread. But those same citizens might be heartened to know that government agencies that receive their tax dollars are audited just the same, to ensure that money is properly spent

  • Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

    May 23, 2014

    The Department of Defense notified Congress May 23, 2014, of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously closed units of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.

  • U.S. Army Special Operations Command remembers, pays tribute to fallen heroes

    May 23, 2014

    Family members and fellow Soldiers from throughout the U.S. Army Special Operations community gathered May 22, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C., to pay tribute and respect to fallen Special Operations Soldiers, in a memorial ceremony.

  • AMC commander talks sustainment at AUSA forum

    May 23, 2014

    The commander of Army Materiel Command stressed partnership, collaboration and communication with industry as the key to navigating the challenging times currently faced by the Army, May 20, 2014, during the Association of the United States Army's Sustainment "Hot Topic" Forum, in Arlington, Va.

  • China-U.S. cooperating on natural disaster mitigation, says top Army engineer

    May 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cooperating with China on a number of fronts involving areas of mutual interest, such as storm and earthquake mitigation, according to the USACE commander.

  • Beefier carbines en route to Soldiers

    May 22, 2014

    A thicker barrel will efficiently dissipate heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a Soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4.

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

    Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

  • Army, NASA, university collaboration promotes additive manufacturing

    May 22, 2014

    Additive manufacturing is changing the way organizations design and manufacture products around the world.

  • Researchers enable next generation of Army's construction simulation

    May 22, 2014

    U.S. Army researchers are developing technologies to enable the next generation of simulators for training uniformed construction and combat engineers.

  • Insect-inspired technology to extend situational awareness

    May 22, 2014

    Soldiers' missions frequently lead them to locations where they must assess the status of structures, and where the presence of threats is not immediately known or easily detectable.

  • Transportation Chief: Atrophied deployment skills must be bolstered

    May 21, 2014

    The Army has been at war for nearly 13 years now in Afghanistan. And while many units have deployed, some multiple times, Army leaders say units may be lacking the pre-deployment readiness skills that will be necessary for future operations.

  • SecArmy: Land Command making advancements for NATO

    May 21, 2014

    During a visit to Turkey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reinforced U.S. commitment to NATO's Allied Land Command, and received briefings from its leadership on progress made since the command was formed in 2012.

  • Tail as important as tooth in combat, says top logistician

    May 21, 2014

    "I truly understand we want the pointy end of the spear and a lot of trigger pullers; but just saying 'reduce the tail, reduce the tail,'" is a risky proposition, said Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, deputy chief of staff, G-4, referring to the "tooth-to-tail" ratio.

  • U.S. team victorious at international marksmanship competition

    May 21, 2014

    For the first time in 20 years, American marksmen won bragging rights at Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Europe's premiere inter-military shooting event.

  • Battle Lab assessing smartphone technology

    May 21, 2014

    Soon, seeing what's around a corner or in a building could be as easy as the touch of a button on a smart phone for Soldiers on the small-unit level.

  • Army crowns top tank crew

    May 21, 2014

    Fort Benning's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, beat out 16 other tank crews May 15, 2014, to win the second biennial Sullivan Cup competition on Harmony Church, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army develops smoke screens for future battles

    May 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict.

  • Vice Chief: Sustainment innovation key to Army of tomorrow

    May 20, 2014

    Logistics innovations are needed "to match the advances that we're trying to make with our combat forces," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell.

  • Contracting panel addresses initiatives, challenges

    May 20, 2014

    Army and industry leaders discussed the important role of contracting in support of future forces in a panel at the Association of the U.S. Army's "Sustaining Force 2025" seminar in Arlington, Va., May 20, 2014.

  • Secretary of the Army commends 'Sky Soldiers' in Lithuania

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Rukla, Lithuania, May 18, 2014, during an official visit to assess the results of the brigade's recent unscheduled deployment to the Baltic nations and Poland.