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  • Medical leaders meet, discuss health of Reserve force

    Sep 19, 2013

    Top medical leaders from across the U.S. Army Reserve met at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 12-13, 2013, to discuss the future health of the force as Soldiers and civilians continued to deploy overseas.

  • Life-saving ESAPI plate returned to Soldier

    Sep 19, 2013

    When Sgt. Joseph Morrissey stepped out of his vehicle onto a military supply route in Afghanistan, Aug. 9, 2012, he didn't know it would be the day his body armor would prove to be worth the weight and discomfort that comes with wearing it.

  • Odierno takes blunt message to Capitol Hill

    Sep 19, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno testified, Sept. 18, 2013, on Capitol Hill, before the House Armed Services Committee, regarding the impact the Budget Control Act will have on the Army's readiness and modernization efforts.

  • SecArmy pays tribute to retiring head of Manpower, Reserve Affairs

    Sep 19, 2013

    Working during very challenging times, the third-highest ranking civilian in the Army, Thomas R. Lamont, made significant contributions to the total force, said the secretary of the Army.

  • Wellness center to roll out premium fitness service

    Sep 18, 2013

    The first wellness center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will open next month at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center.

  • Army vice chief, wounded warriors share inspirations

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Army's vice chief of staff came out to show his support Sept. 15, 2013, for wounded warriors across all branches of service during the third annual Wounded Warriors Celebrity Softball Classic, following the Washington Nationals home game.

  • Watervliet: Where Army manufacturing supports U.S. troop withdrawal

    Sep 18, 2013

    A final shipment of 60mm mortars left the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., this week en route to the Afghanistan National Army and with each crate was a tremendous sense of pride that the arsenal is helping the president to achieve his goal of bringing 34,000 troops home from Afghanistan by 2014.

  • New guided munition sensors are greater than sum of their parts

    Sep 18, 2013

    When preparing to face a more talented opponent, coaches tell their players that the path to victory is pulling together as a team to somehow obtain more than a sum of each player's talents.

  • Rock Island enables 100-percent accountability, quick delivery of war-fighting gear

    Sep 18, 2013

    For just about a year now, employees at the Joint Manufacturing Technology Center at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., have been making it easier for military units to get the sensor and laser equipment they need to equip their Soldiers.

  • Shadows provide mission support from sky

    Sep 17, 2013

    On a narrow stretch of road fashioned into a runway at Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Combined Task Force Dragoon, launch unmanned aircraft to safely maintain a view of the battlefield from the sky.

  • Army developing tool to reduce altitude sickness in deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2013

    It is no secret that Soldiers must prevail in all kinds of terrain and climates to complete missions. Afghanistan, for example, boasts mountains with elevations higher than 24,000 feet.

  • Concert kicks off Army's Hispanic Heritage Month observance

    Sep 17, 2013

    The Army kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a performance by Son Tropical, the Army Field Band's ensemble that specializes in Latin rhythms.

  • Guard biathletes train in summer for Winter Olympics

    Sep 17, 2013

    National Guard athletes aren't allowing warm weather to stop them from training for this winter's demanding schedule of biathlons leading up to the Olympics, in just five months.

  • Army partners with industry for future of intelligence support

    Sep 17, 2013

    Representatives from small and large businesses from across the country gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 29, 2013, to align efforts with the Distributed Common Ground System team to discuss technology integration opportunities.

  • Military flood evacuation mission continues in Colorado

    Sep 17, 2013

    Members of the Colorado and Wyoming National Guard, along with the U.S. Army's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Carson, Colo., are continuing their support of civil authorities in Colorado flood evacuation operations.

  • Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

    Sep 16, 2013

    Eighth Army honored the Soldiers who defended the Pusan Perimeter during the 63rd anniversary of the Nakdong River Battle, during a ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, at Waegwan, South Korea.

  • Soldiers rescue more than 2,100 from Colorado floods

    Sep 16, 2013

    Colorado National Guard and active-duty Soldiers have rescued more than 2,100 people and hundreds of pets displaced by flooding in Colorado.

  • First Army officer from operations in Iraq, Afghanistan to receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 16, 2013

    Former Army Capt. William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Oct. 15, 2013, making him the sixth living recipient of the nation's highest military award for valor during combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Army STARRS study busting myths on suicide

    Sep 16, 2013

    Although researchers are just beginning to analyze data collected from more than 110,000 Soldiers, they have already busted some myths and discovered patterns related to suicide.

  • Eighth Army commander sends Chuseok message

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked the Korean people for their continued support on the eve of Chuseok, Korea's autumn harvest festival.

  • Recruiters share innovative recruiting tactics with HQ staff

    Sep 13, 2013

    The commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command invited two recruiters to the headquarters to share their innovative recruiting tactics with the staff.

  • Fitness initiative to get rigorous check-ups

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Army will be closely monitoring its Performance Triad program to ensure it is delivering on the promise of better performance through improved sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Healthy dose of preventive care may be best medicine

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Performance Triad is an exciting initiative that could go far in improving the health of the force, said Col. John O'Brien, a medical doctor, and chief of Operational Medicine and Deployment Health at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army: Suicide prevention help available 24/7

    Sep 13, 2013

    Suicide prevention help is available 24 hours a day and that message was emphasized at the Army's Suicide Prevention Program health fair at the Pentagon.

  • Era ends in Heidelberg as U.S. Army Europe transforms

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe closed its garrison and former headquarters last week in Heidelberg, Germany, and the U.S. Army Europe commander said two more major garrisons will close during his command's transformation to a smaller and more agile force.

  • Multi-component training ensures readiness of Total Army Force

    Sep 12, 2013

    First Army Division East recently demonstrated its ability to conduct multi-component training to ensure the readiness of the Total Army Force in a fiscally constrained environment, joining internal and external active duty forces with reserve-component forces and showcasing relationships built over a decade of war.

  • Army leaders pay tribute to troops on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 12, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell thanked all the men and women of the armed forces in their remarks at the "Invincible Spirit Festival," Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • At times, even munitions must shake, rattle and roll

    Sep 12, 2013

    Will mortars, artillery rounds, and mines function at a basic level, perform at various altitudes, remain intact if transported over rough terrain, function if accidentally dropped from various heights? Finding the answers to these questions is the realm of personnel at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., who work at the Environmental Test Lab, which is part of the Quality Engineering and System Assurance Directorate.

  • Initiative targets optimizing health, performance

    Sep 12, 2013

    "We're very excited about being selected for the first Performance Triad pilot, said the commander of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Rock Island Arsenal holds ceremony, walk to commemorate 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 12, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community conducted a 9/11 Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who died that day and the two subsequent wars.

  • U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific proactively conducted the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, Sept. 9-12, 2013, marking the first of its kind in Nepal to include a practical field training evolution.

  • Resilience training comes to Pentagon

    Sep 12, 2013

    Several hundred Army civilians, officers and senior non-commissioned officers at the Pentagon attended resilience training, Sept. 11, 2013, receiving an abbreviated version of what Soldiers around the force have been learning.

  • Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

    Sep 11, 2013

    For non-commissioned officers with strong character and strong leadership skills who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer.

  • Winnefeld: National Guard program one of nation's best foreign policy bargains

    Sep 11, 2013

    The National Guard State Partnership Program is "one of the best foreign policy bargains our nation has," the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the 2013 Reserve Forces Policy Board Annual Dinner in Arlington, Va., Sept. 4, 2013.

  • Pentagon quilts forever commemorate victims of 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    Gracing a corridor in the Pentagon, some 50 quilts are on public display after being sent as gifts by Americans who wanted to express their feelings after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Army gives green light for procurement of 3rd Stryker Double-V Hull brigade

    Sep 11, 2013

    The Project Manager for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team received the approval from the Army Acquisition Executive to begin the procurement of a 3rd brigade of Stryker Double V-Hull vehicles.

  • Natick Soldiers, civilians remember 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    At exactly 8:46 a.m., the Soldiers and civilians of the Natick Soldier Systems Center took a moment to pause and remember 9/11.

  • Strategic Landpower must remain focus for Army

    Sep 11, 2013

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command said he believes the Army should increase its focus on Strategic Landpower, despite the scheduled withdrawal from major operations in Afghanistan in 2014.

  • NY Guard Soldiers' experiences part of 9/11 Tribute Center web exhibit

    Sep 11, 2013

    The ground zero experiences of five New York National Guard Soldiers are featured in a new online exhibit of the 9/11 Tribute Center. The Tribute Center released the exhibit, "The National Guard: Stories of September 11th told by those who were there," as part of the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Intrepid opens first of 9 'Spirit' treatment centers

    Sep 11, 2013

    To treat and care for service members suffering from the most severe forms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, the first of nine planned, nationwide Intrepid Spirit Centers officially opened its doors Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Sustaining drumbeat of 'Ready and Resilient' force through awareness, action

    Sep 10, 2013

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Department of the Army joins our nation and the world in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14, 2013, in the U.S. and the World Health Organization's World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, as part of efforts to promote awareness about suicide and empower individuals and communities to intervene and save lives by understanding the risk factors, warning signs, protective measures, and to take appropriate intervention actions when needed.

  • Army Arts & Crafts Contest reveals much about entrants

    Sep 10, 2013

    Here are the official results of the 2013 Army Arts & Crafts Contest, an annual event that features two levels of competition among accomplished and novice artists, whose crafts are judged in nine categories: ceramics, digital art (non-photography), drawings, fibers/textiles, glass, metals/jewelry, mixed media, painting and wood.

  • Finance team assists with Living Quarters Allowance debt waivers in Korea

    Sep 10, 2013

    A Defense Finance and Accounting Service team is meeting with Department of Defense civilians who were erroneously paid Living Quarters Allowance in South Korea.

  • Guardsman reflects on 9/11 attack, surviving subsequent suicide attempt

    Sep 10, 2013

    Even Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Clifford Bauman tried to pull his gaze from a news story about the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, his mind took him back in time to a place and time he never wanted to see again.

  • Inaugural Senior Enlisted Leader program included at Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Sep 10, 2013

    The largest annual gathering of land power senior military leadership in the Asia-Pacific region -- Pacific Armies Management Seminar and the concurrent Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference -- introduced a Senior Enlisted Leader program to this year's events.

  • New Army Training Network videos help with training management

    Sep 10, 2013

    The Army's primary website for training resources recently added eight short videos to improve unit training management throughout the force.

  • SHARP: Soldiers need character in addition to competence

    Sep 10, 2013

    To eliminate sexual assault in the Army, all Soldiers are going to need more than just the know-how to do their jobs," said the new SHARP program director. "They're also going to need character -- to ensure they uphold Army values."

  • Army researchers seek better airdrops

    Sep 9, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- Among the many testing capabilities housed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Roller Load Test Facility offers the unique ability to simulate the roller and rail systems used in aircraft to deliver cargo airdrops -- all while still on the ground.

  • Westphal briefs Stewart-Hunter community, pays tribute to fallen Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Army's second-highest-ranking civilian visited Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., and Savannah, Ga., Sept. 4-6, 2013, to share his thanks with Soldiers, families, and Army civilians, and to talk about the vital role the area's port plays in national defense and the economy.

  • Pentagon Memorial Chapel place to grieve, reflect, heal

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Pentagon Memorial Chapel, dedicated a year to the day after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is a place to grieve, reflect and heal.

  • Squad leaders take lead as Performance Triad launches

    Sep 9, 2013

    The first pilot course for the Army's Performance Triad began with some squad leaders beginning their training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2013.

  • American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

    Sep 8, 2013

    American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment.

  • New Zealand welcomes Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, Management Seminar

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders of 29 Armies across the Pacific theater gathered in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 8, 2013 for the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar.

  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits PEO Soldier

    Sep 6, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visited Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 3, 2013, to see what the future may hold for Soldiers, and their weapons and gear.

  • Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is 'sign of strength'

    Sep 6, 2013

    A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program.

  • Wiggins promoted, assumes command of Army North

    Sep 5, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins took command of Army North (Fifth Army), Sept. 4, 2013, from Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, during a change-of-command ceremony at the historic Quadrangle on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Refresher course prepares Liberian drill sergeants for newest recruits

    Sep 5, 2013

    As the Armed Forces of Liberia's 2013 recruit vetting process nears completion, the service is preparing its drill sergeants for the first round of recruit training since 2010.

  • TARDEC leaders engage with government, industry, academia partners

    Sep 5, 2013

    The director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center connected with government, industry and academia partners at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, at Warren, Mich.

  • Army Under Secretary touts economic, military readines benefits of harbor improvments

    Sep 5, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal visited Savannah, Ga., Sept. 4, 2013, to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Ports Authority, Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, and the mayors of Savannah and Hinesville.

  • JLTV testing begins, program on schedule, budget

    Sep 5, 2013

    Full-pace, full-scope testing of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes began Sept. 3, 2013, and will last for 14 months.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • 401st AFSB logisticians complete underbody blast protection upgrades in Afghanistan

    Sep 4, 2013

    After nearly five months of running 24-hour operations, seven days a week, Product Manager Heavy Tactical Vehicles, in partnership with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, installed the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks at Forward Operating Base Shindand.

  • Army Safe Autumn Campaign now available

    Sep 4, 2013

    With the passing of Labor Day, minds turn from the lazy days of summer to thoughts of football parties, hunting season and exercise in the great outdoors. Just like any other season, however, autumn can be a risky time of year.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • As deployment wraps up, Triple Nickel engineers ready to finish strong

    Sep 4, 2013

    U.S. Theater Engineer Brigade headquarters building up to a strong finish in Afghanistan.

  • Training emphasizes 'new normal,' integrates military readiness, civilian deployments

    Sep 4, 2013

    Scenarios are used to build relationships between students of the Foreign Service Institute and Indiana National Guard Soldiers during an immersion course directed by 205th Infantry Brigade trainer/mentors at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, near Butlerville, Ind.

  • 'Triple Nickel' engineers finishing strong as deployment wraps up

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Soldiers of 555th Engineer Brigade Headquarters, Joint Task Force Triple Nickel, may be only a month away from concluding their deployment, but there are no signs of slowing down in the unit, that since February has overseen U.S. military engineer operations throughout Afghanistan.

  • Army Cyber conducts first change of command

    Sep 4, 2013

    Army Cyber Command conducted its first change of command, Sept. 3, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va. during a ceremony in which Lt. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez, outgoing commanding general, Army Cyber Command, relinquished command to newly-promoted Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon.

  • Army swears in first woman as Judge Advocate General

    Sep 4, 2013

    For the first time in the 236-year-old history of the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, a woman has been selected as the service's top lawyer. She will lead the nearly 2,000 full-time judge advocates and civilian attorneys who provide legal services to the Army.

  • Army launches website about permethrin-treated ACUs

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers spend a considerable amount of time outdoors either training, or during real-world operations. The Army wants them to know just how their uniforms are protecting them from insect-borne diseases.

  • Trainer/mentors ensure Guard unit meets training objective

    Sep 3, 2013

    Despite the drawdown in Afghanistan, National Guard units must continue to train to maintain their readiness to support the nation's defense. According to the senior enlisted advisor of the National Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the training First Army Division East team recently brought his unit is second to none.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • Assistance team teaches medical fundamentals to new Afghan National Army unit

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is learning all they can about military operations from Security Force Assistance Teams. The partnership continues between SFAT 401 with Afghan's 2nd Mobile Strike Force Brigade at Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Afghanistan.

  • New Armor Inspection System ensures ballistic plates safe for deploying Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command has acquired a system that uses X-rays to scan ballistic plates in order to identify deficiencies within them.

  • Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

    Sep 3, 2013

    This year, the Army will extend its observance of National Suicide Prevention Week to the entire month of September, reinforcing its commitment to reduce risk behaviors and incidents of suicide in it ranks, and promote help seeking behaviors.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • New pre-deployment training center at Bliss combines 3 previous mobilization sites

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Continental U.S. Replacement Center is now fully operational at Fort Bliss, Texas, processing about 150 war fighters per weekly cycle, with an expected increase to more than 400.

  • In Croatia, Soldier builds international partnership through soccer

    Sep 3, 2013

    In the evening, when the Operation Immediate Response exercise is on pause, Spc. Fausto F. Jimenez builds international bonds by engaging in a European pastime -- soccer.

  • An old bird gets a new mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are refurbishing an AH-1F "Cobra" helicopter at Fort Campbell, Ky., which will be put on display at across from the post museum.

  • Instructor earns 4th Bronze Star

    Aug 30, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class John Melson was honored at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 23, 2013, as he was presented the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor, for his actions more than four years ago while fighting off a Taliban ambush in Gerani, Afghanistan.

  • Champoux: Eighth Army trained, equipped, ready

    Aug 30, 2013

    Ulchi Freedom Guardian proved that Eighth Army is trained, equipped and ready, according to the U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea.

  • Mission, Installation Contracting Command saves Army more than $750 million

    Aug 29, 2013

    Officials at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command have surpassed a goal of saving the Army $750 million in acquisitions more than two months ahead of schedule.

  • 'Vanguard' medic answers call, saves lives

    Aug 29, 2013

    Spc. Tyler Ivester was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, with Valor Device, Aug. 1, 2013, for saving the lives of four of his fellow Soldiers after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, April 17, 2013, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Paik named honorary Eighth Army commander

    Aug 29, 2013

    Eighth Army named the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general as an honorary Eighth Army commanding general during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 29, 2013, at General Paik Operational Command Post, South Korea.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers augment Hawaii Army National Guard, provide higher command

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, were augmented with Soldiers from the Hawaii Army National Guard and Croatian Army, to form the simulated 70th Infantry Division headquarters, during the international training exercise Immediate Response 13, being conducted at Petar Zrinski Barracks, Croatia, Aug. 19-31, 2013.

  • Army launches start of 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

    Aug 29, 2013

    The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium, Aug. 28, 2013, was a time for reflection on the war that would span 10 years and cost the country more than 58,000 young men and women, but it was also an occasion to honor and thank nine Vietnam War veterans who served a total of 14 tours in-country and 225 years in uniform.

  • Westphal reinforces contributions, resiliency of Army's civilian workforce

    Aug 29, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., made a visit to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2013, to meet with garrison and United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians regarding the future of Fort Huachuca and the surrounding communities.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Army rugger humbled honoring fallen peers

    Aug 28, 2013

    All-Army Rugby player Maj. Nate Conkey experienced the exhilarating high of winning his first gold medal at the 2013 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship and was humbled the next morning by a remembrance ceremony that honored all military rugby players, including many of his friends, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • General mentors women Soldiers seeking Bradley mechanic MOS

    Aug 28, 2013

    The female Soldiers currently training to earn the 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer military occupationally specialty received a mentoring session, Aug. 26, 2013, from Brig. Gen. Michaelene Kloster, the commander of the 98th Training Division, and Fort Benning's only woman general.

  • Army awards 2nd technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Female flag detail honors Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    Female Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass, raised the American flag during reveille, Aug. 28, 2013. The all-female flag honor detail joined together to commemorate Women's Equality Day, the day when the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

  • Influencing narrative, human behavior key to national security

    Aug 28, 2013

    Military leaders met at Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug 26-28, 2013, to discuss leveraging the "human domain" as a way to both win conflicts, and even prevent them in the first place.

  • Army advances standardized tactical computer

    Aug 27, 2013

    In combat and tactical vehicles, Soldiers can access communications systems that display a complete picture of the battlefield. However, these high-tech situational awareness features are viewed through different computer systems, over separate monitors and with little room to spare.

  • Collaboration key to burn care innovation

    Aug 27, 2013

    Two emerging procedures for burn care were discussed by military medical experts at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 15, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Vanguard mechanics help Afghan National Army repair vehicles, increase combat power

    Aug 27, 2013

    U.S. Army mechanics from Company B, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, advised Afghan National Army soldiers from the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps, on better methods to maintain their vehicles.

  • Army, Marine Corps take delivery of JLTVs for user testing

    Aug 27, 2013

    All 66 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes have been delivered to the military so that 14 months of testing can begin at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. Full-scale testing is scheduled to begin next week, according to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle joint program office.

  • National Guard battles Northern California wildfires

    Aug 27, 2013

    Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California.

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