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  • Odierno, Dailey emphasize trust at Army's SHARP Academy

    Feb 26, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey spoke with students of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program's, or SHARP's, baseline certification course at the SHARP Academy on Fort Leavenworth, Feb. 26.

  • McHugh details sequestration dangers, talks Army priorities

    Feb 25, 2015

    If sequestration triggers this year it will affect every person and mission the U.S. Army has, Army Secretary John McHugh said during a Defense Writer's Group breakfast, Feb. 25.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains Arctic air base supporting national security

    Feb 25, 2015

    It's 9 p.m. and 2 degrees in Thule Air Base located in the northwestern corner of Greenland in the Arctic Circle. A team of engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are haggard after a long overnight flight that was followed by a day of visiting projects. They were about to call it a day when they decide to visit the base's museum.

  • Female Soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

    Feb 24, 2015

    A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colorado, who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week.

  • Army gathers feedback on potential force reductions at Fort Benning

    Feb 24, 2015

    Army leaders provided an update on potential personnel reductions at Fort Benning and gathered feedback from the community during a listening session in front of a crowd of more than 500 people, Feb. 18, at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

  • Course aims to improve marksmanship across Army

    Feb 24, 2015

    In June 2014, during the Maneuver Warfighter Conference, Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, or MCoE, addressed an area many leaders in the operational Army had expressed concerns about - marksmanship.

  • Regional adaptive sports trials begin

    Feb 23, 2015

    More than 50 wounded, injured and ill Service members from five military installations converged on Fort Belvoir, Feb. 9-13, to compete in the first of several regional-level sporting events, which will determine which athletes will advance to the Army trials and qualify to compete in a major Department of Defense competition slated for this summer.

  • Army prepares for upcoming Twilight Tattoo season

    Feb 20, 2015

    The 2015 Twilight Tattoo showcase will begin April 29 and run through Aug. 19, every Wednesday with the exception of July 1. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," will support Independence Day celebrations that week.

  • Experts say more needs to be done to combat assaults on males

    Feb 20, 2015

    Experts at the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Summit, Feb. 19, urged Army leaders to reach out to male victims of sexual assault, saying people must not look at sexual violence as exclusively a women's issue.

  • Bystanders need to protect victims of sexual predators, Soldiers say

    Feb 19, 2015

    Victims of sexual assault who reported what happened faced disbelief and retaliation from others, according to five Soldiers who spoke to dozens of general officers, including the Army chief of staff.

  • Dyson calls for 'predictability, continuity' in Army's funding

    Feb 19, 2015

    A senior Army fininace officer provided a glimpse Feb. 18 into the service's fiscal year 2016 budget request of $126.5 billion and what could happen should sequestration kick in, reducing that amount by about $6 billion.

  • Odierno: Dialogue at platoon level key to preventing sexual assaults

    Feb 18, 2015

    The Army continues to have sexual predators in its formation, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. "Anybody who thinks we don't have a problem should reassess."

  • Airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company Soldier receives second highest medal

    Feb 17, 2015

    An American Soldier from the U.S. Army's only airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, Company was presented with the nation's second highest award for valor here, Feb. 17.

  • Army Chief of Staff holds town hall in Hawaii

    Feb 12, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers, civilians and family members of U.S. Army Hawaii, or USARHAW, at the Smith Theater here, Feb. 12.

  • Army gives Soldier-wellness programs high priority in budget

    Feb 11, 2015

    Even as the drawdown continues and modernization and training funds are imperiled further by the threat of another round of sequestration, the Army will do all it can to protect "core" Ready and Resilient Campaign programs, or R2C, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

  • McHugh visits Joint Interagency Task Force-South

    Feb 11, 2015

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh visited Service members at Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Feb. 10, as part of a trip that included a stop at the U.S. detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • McHugh visits Service members at Joint Task Force Guantanamo

    Feb 10, 2015

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh spoke to Service members during his first trip to visit the detention facilities at Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Feb. 9.

  • Army Reserve has training vacancies to fill

    Feb 9, 2015

    The Army Reserve is short on trainers, including drill sergeants. "We're trying to grow them every day, especially female drill sergeants," said Maj. Gen. Leslie A. Purser.

  • Allyn visits Army Europe, praises role in Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Feb 6, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn recently visited U.S. Army Europe headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, and received several briefings there.

  • Female Soldiers pass initial test, prepare for rigors of Ranger course

    Feb 6, 2015

    Five female Soldiers out of 26 Service members graduated from the first-ever, gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which qualifies them to go on to the Army's Ranger course, beginning in late April.

  • Enhanced continuous evaluation of Army personnel planned

    Feb 5, 2015

    Recent findings about employee finances have raised security concerns for the U.S. government. Officials say employees and contractors who have financial problems are top targets of foreign intelligence agents.

  • World War II's 1st Special Service Force honored with Congressional Gold Medal

    Feb 4, 2015

    Forty-two veterans of the original 1,800 commandos that made up the World War II U.S.-Canadian 1st Special Service Force were honored in the Capitol, Feb. 3, as recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award for distinguished achievement the U.S. Congress can bestow.

  • Brigade pilot at National Training Center lengthens rotation to increase training, save money

    Feb 4, 2015

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, received a bonus when they deployed to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California: four extra training days.

  • TRADOC commanding general spells out new Army operating concept

    Feb 4, 2015

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, described the Army's new operating concept, "Win in a Complex World," as the blueprint for Army forces to operate and accomplish objectives in unknown, unknowable and constantly changing environments.

  • Rapid Equipping Force moves under TRADOC

    Feb 4, 2015

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force, created in 2002 to more quickly meet the materiel needs of commanders operating in Afghanistan, was officially transferred, Jan. 30, to the Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Army budget reductions raise risk to readiness

    Feb 3, 2015

    "Within our culture, we will always strive to meet any requirement from the combatant commander," said the assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7.

  • Army aviation balances worldwide missions with training, readiness

    Feb 2, 2015

    Army aviation operates in worldwide missions while balancing the challenges of the deployments with maintaining training and readiness, Army aviation commanders said.

  • Army's fiscal 2016 budget to help close gap for leader development training

    Feb 2, 2015

    Included within the $126.5 billion the Army has asked for in its fiscal 2016 base annual budget, is some $230 million for professional military education for Soldiers.

  • Dailey assumes role as 15th sergeant major of Army

    Jan 30, 2015

    The 15th sergeant major of the Army was sworn into office Jan. 30, 2015, and brings with him a wealth of experience from both the operational and the institutional Army.

  • Odierno receives space and missile defense updates

    Jan 30, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command headquarters, Jan. 29.

  • Chandler honored for helping evolve Army

    Jan 30, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, who took office in 2011, retires after nearly 34 years of distinguished service in a "different and evolving" Army.

  • Dailey shares ideas about leadership development, fitness, women in combat arms

    Jan 30, 2015

    The 15th sergeant major of the Army shared his thoughts regarding physical fitness, leadership development, women in combat, and an Army that must remain prepared during an interview before being taking office, Jan. 30.

  • NATO strives for peaceful resolve in Ukraine

    Jan 29, 2015

    A peaceful political solution, not a military one, would be the most desirable way to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine and bring normality to the region, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe.

  • Vice chief addresses sequestration effects on Army aviation

    Jan 29, 2015

    Just as the Army chief of staff recently testified before lawmakers warning of the damage another round of sequestration would cause, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn echoed the chief's words to many connected to the Army aviation community, Jan. 29.

  • Air Cavalry course to train pilots with unmanned aerial system operators

    Jan 29, 2015

    A new course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, will pair up Air Cavalry leaders with the operators of unmanned aerial systems.

  • Odierno warns 2016 sequestration could result in 'hollow' Army

    Jan 28, 2015

    Testifying on Capitol Hill, the Army's senior uniformed officer put forward a blunt message to Congress, Jan. 28, saying that, "as sequestration looms in 2016, I am truly concerned about our future and how we are investing in our nation's defenseā€¦ we do not want to return to the days of a hollow Army."

  • Unprecedented technology poses challenges for special ops

    Jan 28, 2015

    Terrorists are using social media to plan events, recruit, share information, propaganda, and so on. "We can detect [their activities] pretty well, but I'm not sure we know what to do about it," said a terrorism expert.

  • Non-battle injuries result in more medical evacuations than combat

    Jan 28, 2015

    The primary health threat to troops for more than two decades has been common muscle, joint, tendon/ligament and bone injuries like knee or back pain that are caused by running, sports and exercise-related activities such as basketball and weight-lifting.

  • Army Special Operations Command evolves in changing world

    Jan 27, 2015

    Special operations must continue to evolve as the military faces increasing unconventional threats, said Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

  • Army Corps of Engineers improves VA, Army medical facilities

    Jan 26, 2015

    When it comes to waterway and storm mitigation projects, the United States turns to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, for assistance.

  • Disaster Management Exchange 2015 concludes in China

    Jan 26, 2015

    Closing ceremonies for the 10th Disaster Management Exchange, or DME, were held in Haikou on Hainan Island, China, Jan. 18.

  • TRADOC commander visits Allied Spirit I in Hohenfels, Germany

    Jan 25, 2015

    TRADOC Commander Gen. David Perkins visited Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 25, 2015, to observe exercise Allied Spirit I and share his vision on the Army's new operating concept, 'Win in a complex world.'

  • U.S. Army Europe's Medical Brigade trains future expert field medics

    Jan 23, 2015

    The 30th Medical Brigade conducted an exercise Jan. 12-15 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area to provide Soldiers from the 30th Medical Brigade Headquarters, 212th Combat Support Hospital and 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) with hands-on training to prepare themselves for the intensity and intricacies of the upcoming U.S. Army in Europe Expert Field Medic Badge competition in March.

  • Arctic Wolves validate new Army training concept

    Jan 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Alaska's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, is assisting The National Training Center in validating a new 18-day training cycle that will provide units with 22 percent more time to hone their war-fighting skills.

  • Uncertainty means Army must be prepared for multiple threats

    Jan 23, 2015

    When the Army began implementing defense cuts in 2011 and 2012, and drawdown operations kicked off in Iraq and Afghanistan, military leadership believed the world would require less intervention on the part of U.S. forces. That has not proven to be the case.

  • Pacific partner engagements remain increasingly innovative, effective

    Jan 23, 2015

    The Army has always had a footprint in the Pacific region. But in the past, training exercises with those nations were not linked together in a meaningful way that would reflect complex operational dynamics, said Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza.

  • THAAD schoolhouse opens at Fort Sill

    Jan 23, 2015

    Soldiers destined to operate the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system will now learn their trade from fellow Soldiers. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Instructional Facility opened at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Jan. 23. Already, four classes are underway at the schoolhouse.

  • Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

    Jan 22, 2015

    Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters met to discuss border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Operational Base Fenty in Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2015.

  • Army honors Chandler for helping overcome challenges

    Jan 22, 2015

    Soldiers and Army senior leaders met at the Pentagon, Jan. 22, during a celebration of the career of Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, who will retire from military service after a 33 year career, Jan. 30.

  • Army, industry partners prep Soldiers for jobs

    Jan 21, 2015

    A new program is training Soldiers to drive commercial trucks when they transition out of the Army.

  • Partnership enhances resilience, understanding of ethics, profession

    Jan 21, 2015

    At the core of the Army is a resilient professional who lives by the Army ethics, said the director of the Army Resiliency Directorate, G1.

  • Army shaping Soldiers as best weapon for future

    Jan 21, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, Army Combined Arms Center, or CAC, commanding general, visited Fort Sill, Jan. 20, to discuss the Army's greatest asset -- its Soldiers -- and how the "human dimension" is vital to combating current and future conflicts.

  • The Spartan Brigade comes to an end, with the promise of a new beginning

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Spartans have put down their shields, taken off their helmets, and laid their spears to rest. At least this is what the headline would have read if the topic of discussion were the inactivation of the famous army of ancient Grecian times. Unfortunately the news of the day is about the inactivation of a different group of Spartans - the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Spartans" to be precise.

  • Soldiers Engage in SHARP Training in Afghanistan

    Jan 20, 2015

    Sexual harassment and sexual assault violate everything the U.S. Army stands for. Deployed leaders from the 5th Battalion 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, gathered their Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) representatives, to aggressively tackle training, but in a way that Soldiers would remember it.

  • Counterinsurgency expert visits Fort Detrick to share lessons of modern warfare

    Jan 20, 2015

    Seated at a small table within the offices of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's, USAMRMC, Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Dr. John Nagl nodded his head in silence as he listened to stories about the future.

  • Soldiers' 'Sacrifice, Service' spark success in Afghanistan

    Jan 15, 2015

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Service members on Bagram Airfield, Jan. 14, during his first trip to Afghanistan since the transition from Operation Enduring Freedom to Resolute Support.

  • Army researchers develop batteries that don't corrode

    Jan 13, 2015

    New, lighter batteries are under development for Soldiers now, in-house, at the Army Research Laboratory here.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

    Jan 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord became the first Army post to hold a non-commissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.

  • Women in service review rollout due January 2016

    Jan 13, 2015

    The services have been working on gender-neutral standards for all occupations and the secretary of defense is scheduled to announce final decisions to integrate or exclude any remaining occupations closed to women on or about Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Army releases vision and strategy for installations, energy and environment through 2025

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, released the Army's vision and strategy through 2025 to help meet future challenges and succeed in future operating environments.

  • Looking back: 2014 Year in Review

    Jan 12, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum community prepares for another event-filled year, The Mountaineer staff paused to reflect on the people who made headlines during 2104. Following is a brief glimpse back at the events of the year gone by.

  • New DTMS improves training management, tracking Soldiers' training records

    Jan 12, 2015

    Improvements to the Army's premier training management tool make it easier for commanders to plan exercises and keep track of their Soldiers training records. The new version of the Digital Training Management System, or DTMS, launched at the end of 2014.

  • Division West deactivates first brigade under Bold Shift

    Jan 12, 2015

    As part of the Army's required drawdown, First Army Division West's 191st Infantry Brigade cased its colors during a deactivation ceremony, Jan. 8, at Soldier Field House.

  • Cavalry Soldiers wrap up successful Atlantic Resolve rotation

    Jan 9, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had the opportunity to train alongside more than 13 different nations during multiple international exercises in Eastern Europe, Sept. 15 to Dec. 31.

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Troops advise Afghans on Pakistan military border coordination

    Jan 9, 2015

    Leaders from NATO's Resolute Support headquarters and Train, Advise, Assist Command-East, or TAAC-E, traveled for a meeting with Afghan National Security Forces leaders to the Khyber Border Coordination Center, or KBCC, near the Torkham Gate area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in eastern Nangarhar province, Jan. 4.

  • Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

    Jan 8, 2015

    Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transportation officers suggest a consolidated surface mobility specialty

    Jan 5, 2015

    The Army may better meet future transportation mobility requirements by combining three transportation military occupational specialties into one.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TRADOC bids farewell as Dailey departs to be new SMA

    Dec 23, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, outgoing senior enlisted adviser for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, was honored for his service and dedication during a sunset retreat ceremony at TRADOC Headquarters at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 19, 2014.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Drawdown impacting communities significantly, environment not impacted

    Dec 22, 2014

    The drawdown is and will continue to impact many communities across America and in turn, communities have an impact on the drawdown as well, according to a recent report.

  • Soldiers to get one-percent pay raise in New Year

    Dec 22, 2014

    Most Soldiers will receive a one-percent increase in basic pay in January along with a 2.9-percent increase in their basic allowance for subsistence.

  • Army thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army and DOD officials met with a senior non-commissioned officer Dec. 15, 2014, to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values, despite facing harassment after confronting Service members who were behaving unethically online.

  • Army revises officer development pamphlet for world of '360-degree threats'

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army Pamphlet 600-3, revised this month, emphasizes the importance of broadening assignments to Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management.

  • Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year

    Dec 17, 2014

    Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.

  • Enlisted Soldiers have pathway to becoming Army physicians

    Dec 17, 2014

    Enlisted Soldiers from any military occupational specialty with a bachelor's degree in any field can apply to the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program.

  • Intelligence center develops DCGS-A tactical engagement teams to support mission command

    Dec 16, 2014

    As the Army implements the new Army Operating Concept, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence developed the tactical engagement team concept to bring Distributed Common Ground System-Army subject matter experts to the operational Soldier, in support of mission command.

  • New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade

    Dec 16, 2014

    Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, who were discharged under "other than honorable" conditions can apply on a new webpage to have their discharge upgraded if it was due to PTSD.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Soldiers building valuable relationships with Japan during training

    Dec 12, 2014

    "The trust you build here is important because in times of crisis, you can't surge trust," said Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, referring to Yama Sakura 67, the joint, bi-lateral exercise with Japan that began Dec. 8, 2014, and runs through Dec. 14.

  • First-person shooters: The future of Army research, development, force capabilities

    Dec 12, 2014

    In an effort to further develop and enhance 'Force 2025' capabilities, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center held a pilot test for Early Synthetic Prototyping on Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 8-11, 2014.

  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • Chandler addresses Soldiers' drawdown concerns in final visit to Afghanistan as SMA

    Dec 11, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III took one last chance to talk about the future of the Army in an era of fiscal uncertainty with Soldiers deployed to Bagram Airfield and other locations in Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2014, in his final visit to Afghanistan, before he retires, and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey becomes the 15th sergeant major of the Army early next year.

  • Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), were part of Time Magazine's selection for the 2014 Person of the Year.

  • Soldiers worldwide showing holiday spirit

    Dec 10, 2014

    While Soldiers and their families are getting in the holiday mood, many are far from home, engaged in worldwide training and operations in Africa, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Secretary of Army officially welcomes 10th Mountain Division Soldiers home

    Dec 9, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh officially welcomed home the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) during a unique welcome home ceremony Dec. 8, 2014, at Fort Drum, New York.

  • Under Secretary of the Army recognizes importance of AMC, Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2014

    In his first visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson called the U.S. Army Materiel Command a "jewel" for the country and stressed the important role the installation plays in national defense.

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