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  • Soldiers help identify new IED threats using forensics

    May 20, 2015

    A written guide and three-day course are available to train Soldiers how to take blast measurements, photos of a crater's geometry, soil samples and conduct other forensic techniques to identify the type of improvised explosive device or weapon used.

  • New York Command Sergeant Major to receive Medal of Honor for World War I hero

    May 20, 2015

    New York Army National Guardsman Louis Wilson has done a lot in a 39-year career. The retired Rochester, N.Y. police officer has been the top NCO at the section, platoon, battery, battalion, brigade and general officer command level, and since 2014 the Command Sergeant Major of the New York National Guard. He deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as brigade command sergeant major in 2004/2005 and responded to countless floods and snowstorms, and the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. On June 2 he'll receive the Medal of Honor on behalf of Sgt. Henry Johnson, a New York Army Guard Soldier who distinguished himself in World War I but died in relative obscurity in 1929. Since Johnson has no living relatives, Wilson will receive Johnson's medal from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House.

  • Fort Stewart leads DOD in green initiative

    May 19, 2015

    Fort Stewart recently won gold when it was officially declared the best installation in the Army and is now on the cutting edge of harvesting gold from the skies.

  • Corporal earns medals on road to DOD Warrior Games

    May 19, 2015

    A corporal, who works as an adaptive reconditioning program assistant on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, swam and shot compound archery, seated shot put and discus to earn her spot on the Army team for the DOD Warrior Games.

  • Computer simulations improve lethality

    May 19, 2015

    With the steady increase in computing power, engineers are able to improve lethality with sophisticated computer models by eliminating unworkable designs.

  • Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

  • Engineers develop ballistic wallpaper to reinforce temporary shelters

    May 18, 2015

    Army engineers have developed a novel idea of fortifying masonry structures with rolls of lightweight ballistic wallpaper with adhesive backing that can quickly be put up on the inside of the walls.

  • U.S., Romania partner to conduct cavalry march

    May 18, 2015

    More than 300 members of the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, based out of Vilseck, Germany, drove approximately 270 miles across Romania, May 13 and 14.

  • Soldier looks to take next step, challenge in career

    May 18, 2015

    Four years ago, Kevin Shinnick was looking for a challenge in his life that would push his physical and mental limits. Being from a small town in Milford, Massachusetts, he had one goal - to join the Army.

  • Odierno visits Fort Campbell, 101st Airborne Division

    May 15, 2015

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, visited Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), May 14-15.

  • Green Berets conduct FRIES training during Exercise Eager Lion

    May 15, 2015

    U.S. Green Berets, assigned to Task Force Oryx, conducted Fast Rope Insertion and Extraction System, or FRIES, training at the Prince Hashim Royal Air Base, Jordan, May 10, during Exercise Eager Lion 2015. This exercise is an annual, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, promote regional security and improve interoperability with partner nations.

  • Vietnam War MIA Soldier buried at Arlington

    May 14, 2015

    With full military honors, Master Sgt. James W. Holt, who was missing and presumed killed in action during the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 14.

  • 2d Cav. Regt. continues Cavalry March through Romania

    May 14, 2015

    Soldiers, of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's 2nd Squadron, began Operation Cavalry March, a 400-kilometer movement across Romania that involved nearly 100 combat vehicles and more than 300 Soldiers, May 12.

  • Sky Soldiers begin Operation Siil, deploy 'The Raven'

    May 13, 2015

    As the sun came up May 10, in a remote field surrounded by giant pine trees, Soldiers with Anvil Troop 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, began day one of Operation Siil, at the Johvi Training Area

  • Pacific-based Service members share unique capabilities with Dailey

    May 13, 2015

    Pacific Army mariners, divers, military police, and explosive ordnance disposal troops shared their unique capabilities with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during his visit to U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel, or LSV-4) here, May 12.

  • Allyn: Readiness, leader development top priorities

    May 13, 2015

    Readiness and leader development are equal priorities as the Army drives to create globally responsive forces in a continually uncertain world, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, May 12.

  • Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks

    May 13, 2015

    Army wrestlers won their first overall team title and 13th Greco-Roman team crown during the 2015 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, May 8 - 9.

  • U.S., Georgian Soldiers train together on close quarters techniques

    May 13, 2015

    Paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with Soldiers from the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgian 1st Infantry Brigade, trained together on close quarters battle skills during the second day of Exercise Noble Partner at the Vaziani training area, May 13.

  • Dailey tells U.S. Army Pacific 'every Soldier is a billboard'

    May 12, 2015

    In his first visit to the Pacific since his appointment, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers during a town hall meeting at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 11.

  • Swimmer to participate on Army team for Warrior Games

    May 12, 2015

    Sgt. Blake Johnson, an Apache AH-64 armament/electrical/avionic systems repairman, swam his way onto the Army team for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, set for June 19-28.

  • U.S. Soldiers prepare Iraqi army for sustained success

    May 12, 2015

    Camp Taji has been a key location in the U.S. training effort portion of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • U.S., Georgian forces begin two-week exercise Noble Partner

    May 12, 2015

    VAZIANI, Georgia -- Noble Partner 15, a 14-day training exercise with U.S. and Georgian forces, kicked off here May 11.

  • Aegis Ashore team finds timely solution to portable power need

    May 12, 2015

    A U.S. Navy base, under construction in Romania, is using U.S. Soldiers to ensure that second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense of U.S. and allied interests becomes operational on time.

  • Eight women in Ranger School recycled

    May 11, 2015

    The remaining eight women in the first gender-integrated class of the Army's Ranger School were recycled, May 8, along with 101 men, to retake the Darby Phase of the course.

  • U.S., Georgian forces begin two-week Exercise Noble Partner

    May 11, 2015

    Exercise Noble Partner 15 kicked off in Vaziani, Georgia, May 11, beginning the 14-day training featuring U.S. and Georgian Service members.

  • Natick serves up American military combat menu

    May 11, 2015

    Let's call it the American military's latest combat menu. In its generous serving of 72 pages, the 10th edition of Combat Feeding's ration book dishes out a history of combat rations and their present state.

  • Army demonstrates Energy Informed Operations microgrid

    May 11, 2015

    The Army tested its base camp power and energy technologies during a demonstration on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, April 13-24.

  • Miltary moms honored at White House Mother's Day tea

    May 9, 2015

    Military mothers were special guests as First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a tea in their honor at the White House, May 8.

  • Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

    May 8, 2015

    Corie Weathers, an Army spouse, was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, May 8, which also happens to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 8, 2015

    The Fort Knox energy team demonstrated during an Energy Security Project ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday the installation's capability to operate independently of external power sources using natural gas from beneath the post's surface -- a first for a U.S. military installation.

  • Army researchers explore ways to detect insects in food supply

    May 8, 2015

    Invasive insect species pose a considerable threat to U.S. agriculture and natural resources - making it imperative that known invasive species are detected and their introduction prevented throughout global trade pathways.

  • Army's top enlisted leader looks to future

    May 8, 2015

    He may not be able to predict the future, but Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will do his best to guarantee the American Soldier is ready for whatever that future brings.

  • Army, campuses continue to tackle challenges of harassment, assault

    May 7, 2015

    The locations are different, but the goal is the same, and for the second year in a row, the Army and academia partnered to find ways to put an end to sexual harassment and sexual assault.

  • Soldier uses archery to overcome injuries

    May 6, 2015

    The crowd went quiet as the female Soldiers raised their compound bows, pulled their bowstrings back to their anchor, took aim and released their arrows during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss, Texas. For Spc. Laurel Cox, a Patriot missile specialist, this is the best kind of therapy.

  • Ripsaw could lead Soldiers into battle someday

    May 6, 2015

    The Ripsaw Unmanned Ground Vehicle might someday take point and lead Army combat formations across enemy terrain.

  • Redstone Test Center reaches new heights with weapon telemetry

    May 6, 2015

    Engineers at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Redstone Test Center have successfully redesigned a new universal telemetry kit that can handle virtually all Hellfire data inputs from warhead replacement to tactical.

  • Soldiers take tough stance on physical fitness test failures

    May 5, 2015

    Soldiers at the first-ever NCO Solarium said they felt the Army has gone soft on those who have failed their Army Physical Fitness Tests too many times - and called for more discipline in enforcing standards.

  • Picatinny engineering conventional munitions to become smart

    May 5, 2015

    Picatinny develops about 90 percent of the lethality within the Army and a high percentage for the other services as well, said Brig. Gen. Patrick W. Burden during a media day on Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., May 4.

  • 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment honors its heroes

    May 5, 2015

    Two Rangers, assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were awarded the nation's third highest honor for their heroic actions at a battalion awards ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., April 29.

  • Researchers create virtual humans

    May 5, 2015

    New research aims to get robots and humans to speak the same language to improve communication in fast-moving and unpredictable situations.

  • Survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

    May 4, 2015

    An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials recently said.

  • Ceremony honors mother of fallen Fort Hood Soldier

    May 4, 2015

    The mother of a fallen Soldier accepted her son's Purple Heart in the same location, where they shared a picnic before he left for basic training seven years ago.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers win Best Sapper 2015

    Apr 30, 2015

    A pair of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Soldiers recently emerged victorious from Fort Leonard Wood's grueling 2015 Best Sapper Competition.

  • U.S., South Korean Soldiers perform cold load operations

    Apr 30, 2015

    Soldiers, from Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a cold load training exercise in support of their Republic of Korea army counterparts from the 603rd Air Assault Battalion at LZ, a northern part of TTA TOM, April 21.

  • Cultural support team women serve with distinction

    Apr 30, 2015

    Three women, who served overseas on cultural support teams in battle alongside U.S. special operators, shared their experiences during a panel discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., April 27.

  • Guard to align cyber capabilities to FEMA districts

    Apr 29, 2015

    This summer the National Guard will stand up 11 new cyber teams, seven for the Army component and four for the Air Guard, Gen. Frank J. Grass, National Guard Bureau chief, testified before Senate, April 29.

  • Operation Wind Spring 15 concludes in Romania

    Apr 29, 2015

    Towering flags unfurl with the breeze as the four Soldiers stand at attention beneath them. While each of the Soldiers don a differing uniform representing countries thousands of miles apart, their unity causes them to stand together as one undivided team.

  • Soldiers cook up culinary excellence in Germany

    Apr 29, 2015

    The day of an Army cook begins long before most other Soldiers awaken for morning physical readiness training.

  • U.S. Corps of Engineers on schedule for Hurricane Sandy fixes

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Army's chief of engineers said that the Hurricane Sandy operations and maintenance program is more than 70 percent finished and on schedule to be completed by the end of 2016.

  • Army Ten-Miler registration opens May 5

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Ten-Miler officials announced that priority registration for all U.S. Service members will open at 6:30 a.m. EDT, May 5.

  • McHugh: Soldiers are diplomats in camo

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh met with Soldiers, of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 25, to discuss the important role they perform when partnering with international allies.

  • Army announces 2015 DOD Warrior Games team

    Apr 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command announced, April 24, the names of the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans, who have been selected to compete as part of Team Army during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • New Army commercial reintroduces America to the institution

    Apr 27, 2015

    The Army has launched a new commercial with the theme "I became a Soldier," to reintroduce the American public to the institution, and showcase the versatility and professionalism of the force.

  • Soldier uses sports to stay resilient, motivated

    Apr 24, 2015

    Drive, camaraderie and a chance to be an athlete again drove one Army specialist from her hospital room to the archery range, track field and courts here to compete during the Army Trials.

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, "We Serve," pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.

  • Army works toward common fire control across weapons platforms

    Apr 23, 2015

    Nothing is more basic to a warfighter than aiming and firing a weapon and coordinating that task with others - a process known as fire control. But ever since weapons systems became computerized, there is not been a common fire control system across the various Army weapons platforms.

  • Dailey sets sights on military education

    Apr 23, 2015

    The importance of improving military education while continually improving the Army profession were two topics Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey shared with members of the Fort Carson community, April 20-21.

  • New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

  • Secretary identifies linchpin in Army's Pacific plans

    Apr 22, 2015

    Describing the U.S. Army Pacific and the 25th Infantry Division as a "linchpin" in America's strategic rebalances to the Pacific, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said ground forces are key to any success.

  • Army Reserve dedicates permanent exhibit at Pentagon

    Apr 22, 2015

    Two Army Reserve Silver Star recipients and the father of a Reserve Soldier who was captured and killed in Iraq were the honored guests who helped dedicate the Army Reserve's first permanent Pentagon exhibit.

  • Odierno talks training, shaping battlefield with Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno visited the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, April 21-22, to observe training by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, while also visiting with both rotational and home-based Soldiers and leaders.

  • National Guard supports 2015 Boston Marathon

    Apr 22, 2015

    Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided approximately 500 Soldiers and Airmen to assist federal, state and local police with public safety and support during the recent 119th Boston Marathon.

  • Army base camp team to demonstrate science, technology innovations

    Apr 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, along with the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, will host a demonstration of base camp technologies at Fort Leonard Wood this week.

  • Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

    Apr 22, 2015

    The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

  • Soldier's wife, sports provide strength to overcome illness during Army Trials

    Apr 21, 2015

    Support from his family and adaptive sports helped Staff Sgt. Cory Davis participate in the trials to determine the Army's team for the upcoming 2015 Department of Defense's Warrior Games.

  • 95-year-old Tuskegee Air(wo)man receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Apr 21, 2015

    Sgt. Amelia Jones, a 95-year-old veteran of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, was recently presented the Congressional Gold Medal for her service during World War II.

  • Operation Letzlingen Freedom Shock begins in Germany

    Apr 21, 2015

    U.S. and German Soldiers teamed up to kick off a bilateral training exercise in Germany, April 16, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Chemical response Soldiers train with South Korean partners

    Apr 21, 2015

    Soldiers, from the 23rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Ordnance Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, trained a month-long field training exercise, March 15 to April 14.

  • Intellectual turned athlete takes gold at Army trials

    Apr 20, 2015

    Adaptive sports helped one Army Reservist trade in his high school image of being an intellectual for a new image - that of athlete.

  • Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, April 20, 2015.

  • New York, New Jersey National Guard rehearse terror attack response

    Apr 20, 2015

    More than 800 Soldiers and Airmen from the New York and New Jersey National Guard tested their ability to respond to terrorist attacks during a four day exercise here, April 15-19.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Army child, who created a nonprofit for wounded warriors, was selected as Military Child of the Year.

  • Army Reservists provide medical support in El Salvador

    Apr 20, 2015

    More than 30 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve provided critical medical services to locals at multiple locations in El Salvador April 13-17. Working in conjunction with personnel from El Salvador, Canada and Brazil, the medical professionals provided thousands of Salvadorans with much-needed vaccinations, dental work, optometry and more.

  • Vietnam-era events featured in today's Soldier Show inspired changes to notification process in '65

    Apr 20, 2015

    The film "We Were Soldiers" not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve," it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were notified of the loss of their loved ones.

  • 3-D shape database improves fit of clothing, equipment

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new database at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is a perfect fit for America's Soldiers. The ANSUR II 3-D Shape Database uses three-dimensional shapes and contour data to improve the fit of clothing and equipment for warfighters.

  • System undergoes technical demonstration, heads to South Korea

    Apr 16, 2015

    An innovative system to warn of a biological attack recently underwent an advanced technical demonstration at Dugway Proving Ground, and is now in South Korea for an operations demonstration by Soldiers.

  • U.S. Army's top Pacific commander visits Chile

    Apr 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, conducted an official visit with the Chilean army at the invitation of the Chilean army commander, Gen. Humberto Oviedo, April 15-16.

  • Twin brothers reflect on time in Old Guard

    Apr 16, 2015

    When twin brothers Jason and Justin Gensler decided to join the Army in 2012, they had no idea they would eventually wind up working on the same casket team as part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Reservist locks onto target during Army Trials for gold

    Apr 16, 2015

    Steady breathing, sharp focus and a sense of calm helped one Soldier lock onto his target: a spot on the Army team for the 2015 Warrior Games.

  • Odierno presents Outstanding Civilian Service Awards

    Apr 16, 2015

    Five civilians were presented with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for their contributions to the Army during a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, April 14.

  • Army trains future equal opportunity leaders

    Apr 15, 2015

    Forty Soldiers are completing the Equal Opportunity Leaders' Course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. They have now seen how status and influence may create protective barriers for equal opportunity offenders within the military ranks.

  • Army may create cyber career field for civilians

    Apr 15, 2015

    To better manage personnel, "the Army created the Cyber Branch 17 [for Soldiers] and is exploring the possibility of creating a cyber career field for Army civilians," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told senators, April 14.

  • Regiment engineers train to win at Exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Allowing safe movement of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's infantry squadrons to and through the battlefield takes careful training, refined skills and specialized equipment. That is where the Regimental Engineering Squadron comes in.

  • Dailey: Go to Ranger school, regardless of gender

    Apr 14, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey recently visited Fort Benning during the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, and took the time to share his views on some of the issues within the Army.

  • Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

    Apr 14, 2015

    Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now that this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Team are working to avoid a scenario, such as this, in austere, deployed hospital environments.

  • Yuma Proving Ground helps ensure reliability of guided munitions

    Apr 14, 2015

    Whenever the U.S. military fires an artillery round, the reliability of that round was meticulously proven at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, long before making it into the hands of Soldiers.

  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.

  • Army looks toward fully autonomous tactical vehicle

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army is working toward developing a fully autonomous tactical vehicle, a robotics expert recently said.

  • Service member motivates teammates striving for DOD Warrior Games

    Apr 13, 2015

    With constant smiles and yells of enthusiasm, one Soldier said, while his goal is to make the Army team for the Department of Defense's 2015 Warrior Games, he ultimately enjoyed just being able to set personal records.

  • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.

  • Delivery nurse drops donut day for Performance Triad

    Apr 13, 2015

    Capt. Frances Young used to have doughnut day with her family every weekend. After filling up on donuts with her husband and two children, ages 3 and 4, she said she would get an initial sugar rush and then feel sleepy and crash the rest of the day.

  • Army continues to provide rapid engineering, prototyping in Afghanistan

    Apr 13, 2015

    Despite the drawdown of American Soldiers in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army engineering community is continuing to develop rapid technological solutions.

  • Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

    Apr 10, 2015

    After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on the installation, April 10.

  • Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit

    Apr 10, 2015

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow UAS.

  • 3rd Special Forces Group fields new parachute

    Apr 10, 2015

    The 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) is the first unit in the special forces regiment to field the Army's new Military Free Fall Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, or RA-1. The group's riggers were also the first to conduct the rigger and jumper new equipment training for the RA-1 Double Bag Static Line.

  • SHARP speaker: Cultural change is a mind change

    Apr 10, 2015

    More than a thousand Service members and civilians from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Military District of Washington and its inter-agency partners recently gathered during the annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention professional development training.

  • Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

    Apr 9, 2015

    Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony, April 9.

  • Air traffic controllers hone skills during exercise

    Apr 9, 2015

    Instead of being in the comfort of an air traffic tower, air traffic controllers, assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, are sitting in the grit of the dirt honing their aircraft communication skills.

  • Lethality expert: TRADOC to publish helpful robotics doctrine

    Apr 9, 2015

    Doctrine drives training and modernization, and new doctrine to be released in January 2016, will provide impetus for growth in the rapidly-evolving field of robotics, Lt. Col. Matt Dooley predicted during the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, April 8.