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  • Army needs appropriated funds to ensure energy security

    Feb 5, 2016

    While the Army is making great progress meeting its energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, this is not enough, said Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability.

  • Registration open for Best Sapper competition

    Feb 4, 2016

    Applications for engineers wanting to compete for the title of Best Sapper are now being accepted. The 10th, three-day competition is set to take place on Fort Leonard Wood, the home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, from April 19 to 21.

  • Dailey reiterates importance of readiness, image during Fort Drum visit

    Feb 4, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed Soldiers, Families and others about the importance of overall Army readiness: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's number one priority, and individual Soldier readiness during a time with end-strength reductions.

  • Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

    Feb 3, 2016

    Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said this morning during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

  • Soldiers who vote could impact important issues

    Feb 2, 2016

    The primaries are already underway and the general election will be held Nov. 8, but it's not too late for Soldiers to participate and make their voices heard.

  • Army reveals plan to fully integrate women into all MOSs, combat units

    Feb 2, 2016

    Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley told lawmakers the Army is opening the door to every job a Soldier can hold regardless of gender.

  • Carter announces 12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

    Feb 1, 2016

    The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Spending time with newborns important, Soldiers say

    Feb 1, 2016

    It's important for mothers and fathers to have time to bond with their infants following birth, said two Soldiers with newborns who are pleased with the Department of Defense policy change that lengthens maternity leave.

  • Army Airborne Board convenes for inaugural meeting

    Feb 1, 2016

    The newly formed Army Airborne Board held its inaugural meeting on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 28.

  • Dailey inspires new generation of Soldiers

    Jan 30, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey is becoming something of a folk hero among a new generation of Army Soldiers.

  • Via: Army Contracting Command 'moving in right direction'

    Jan 29, 2016

    Army Contracting Command is "moving in the right direction," Army Materiel Command's commanding general said.

  • Partnering for leadership

    Jan 28, 2016

    Maj. Gen. William Hickman, U.S. Army Central's, USARCENT, deputy commanding general-operations, and USARCENT captains partnered with officers from the Kuwaiti 35th Armored Brigade for a leader professional development conference at the 35th Brigade headquarters, Jan. 25. The leaders learned about the Battle of the Bridges, a battle at the beginning of Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait 25 years ago, and the part the 35th Bde. played in the battle as a way to show the history and pride the Kuwaiti Servicemembers have in their unit.

  • Guard should retain Apaches, force must stand at 980K, commission says

    Jan 28, 2016

    The National Commission on the Future of the Army, or NCFA, made its recommendations public today at the Hall of States in Washington, D.C. Chief among those recommendations, one of 63 in total, is that the Army National Guard should retain some of the AH-64 Apache helicopters it currently has.

  • 5-4 Cav and JAF training finishes in grand fashion

    Jan 27, 2016

    After 12 weeks of shoulder to shoulder training, Jordan's Princess Basma 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion concluded its successful partnership with U.S. Army Central's 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, with an urban live-fire exercise Jan. 19-21.

  • Army to go universal with UAS operator training

    Jan 27, 2016

    The Army is working toward a universal control interface for unmanned aircraft systems that will help operators pilot more than one type of UAS.

  • 5-4 Cav partners with Jordan's 3rd Mech Brigade, improves interoperability

    Jan 26, 2016

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Central's 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, partnered with soldiers of the Jordanian Armed Forces to plan and execute an ongoing mission readiness exercise near the JAF's Joint Training Center, Jordan, that began, Jan. 17.

  • Milley assesses 'aggressive' Russia, others, as challenges for US, ally security

    Jan 22, 2016

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley has always said readiness is his No. 1 priority. The Army has a legal and moral obligation, he said, to be prepared. During a presentation Jan. 21, the general laid out some ideas of what he believes the Army must be ready for - some examples of why readiness is important.

  • Solarium: Some warrants get more broadening than others

    Jan 21, 2016

    Warrant officers told Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Combined Arms Center, and other senior leaders that it's hit or miss when it comes to broadening assignments, depending on the branch and command.

  • Simulation center carries Medal of Honor Soldier's legacy forward

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center, named for the Medal of Honor recipient, provides immersive training at Fires Center of Excellence.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Acting secretary of the Army wants to expand, export Fort Hood successes

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Soldiers transition to civilian life and he wants to export those successes to the rest of the force.

  • Solarium: Warrants want to get in STEP with professional military education

    Jan 20, 2016

    Warrant officers told Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Combined Arms Center, and other senior leaders that within their ranks, professional military education should be mandatory for promotions.

  • Solarium: Warrants need training, Army over-relies on contractors

    Jan 19, 2016

    Two major problems impact readiness, warrant officers said at the first-ever chief of staff of the Army-sponsored Warrant Officer Solarium, at the Command and General Staff College, Jan. 15.

  • Carter: Lasting defeat of ISIL depends on coalition strength

    Jan 14, 2016

    Delivering a lasting defeat to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant must be a global effort, and coalition partners and others must step up their contributions to the escalating fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Vice chief: Creative leaders needed in Army aviation

    Jan 14, 2016

    In a rapidly changing global security environment, coupled with declining military budgets, the Army needs top-notch aviators trained by creative and experienced commanders who can wring the most out of what little training budget they have, the Army's vice chief of staff said.

  • Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

    Jan 13, 2016

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.

  • Army Fee Assistance program for child care moving back to contractor

    Jan 13, 2016

    A program that helps Soldiers with off-post child care expenses will begin transitioning from the Government Services Administration, or GSA, to a contractor, Feb. 22.

  • Army helps to meet nutritional needs of Mars astronauts

    Jan 12, 2016

    Researchers in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are working on two projects for NASA to help meet the nutritional needs of astronauts at a space station and astronauts traveling to Mars.

  • Enlisted aide crafts interesting career menu

    Jan 12, 2016

    Had it not been for his mom's cooking, Staff Sgt. Marc Susa said joining the Army might never have happened and he never would have been named Enlisted Aide of the Year.

  • Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

    Jan 12, 2016

    Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.

  • US Army holds All-American Bowl in San Antonio

    Jan 11, 2016

    Tens of thousands of people made their way to the Alamodome to watch the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 9.

  • Commissary stores set record for paper, plastic, cardboard recycling

    Jan 11, 2016

    The numbers are in: military commissaries surpassed their fiscal 2015 environmental goals for recycling and diverting waste from landfills.

  • AMC leverages Army Reserve to save time, money

    Jan 11, 2016

    The Army's highest-ranking logistics leader visited the largest mission command headquarters in the Army Reserve.

  • Kazakhstan army visits US Army Central

    Jan 6, 2016

    A contingent from the Kazakhstan armed forces recently visited U.S. Army Central and South Carolina to learn ways to build its military forces as it transitions from a conscript to an all-volunteer army.

  • Commander: Russia's actions require new approach in Europe

    Jan 6, 2016

    For two decades, the United States "hugged the bear" in Europe, but that has to change, the commander of U.S. European Command said.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2016

    Soldiers, of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed Soldiers, of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and their four AH-64E Apache Guardians on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Jan. 6.

  • Russia naming US a threat does not change Dunford's perspective

    Jan 5, 2016

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters traveling with him here that a new Russian national security strategy document naming the United States as a threat does not change his perception of the threat posed by Russia.

  • Troops wrap Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation at Coleman

    Jan 5, 2016

    Cold drizzle fell on Staff Sgt. Christopher Couture's face as he checked inventory paperwork on the front slope of an M1A2 Abrams tank at Coleman Worksite.

  • As Army shrinks, higher quality, more innovation prevails

    Jan 5, 2016

    As the Army force shrinks to its lowest levels since World War II, the service's top manpower leader said it's also transitioning to a higher quality and more innovative team.

  • First female West Point commandant of cadets assumes new role

    Jan 5, 2016

    For the first time in its history, the Army has installed a female officer as the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video

    Dec 30, 2015

    A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.

  • Waterborne Soldiers arrive home in time for the holidays

    Dec 30, 2015

    Thirty 545th Transportation Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waterborne Soldiers arrived home just in time for the holidays after completing a six-month deployment to Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Dec. 23.

  • U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

    Dec 29, 2015

    A career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more than two-and-a-half decades later.

  • 2015 marks enormous advances for women

    Dec 28, 2015

    Women's strides made big news throughout 2015, with graduating from Ranger School, to the appointment of the first African-American female Army surgeon general to Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening up all military occupational specialties to women.

  • Many US troops serving overseas during holidays

    Dec 24, 2015

    Thousands of U.S. service members and Defense Department civilians are serving around the world during the holidays to protect America, its interests and its allies.

  • Milley, Dailey focus on leader development with US Army Central

    Dec 23, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited U.S. Army Central Soldiers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 18.

  • 2015 banner year for Army medicine

    Dec 23, 2015

    Army medical researchers continued to make great strides during 2015 in new technologies designed to save lives, reduce injuries and improve Soldier physical performance.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas, garrison team hosts holiday events

    Dec 23, 2015

    Rotisserie chicken, deviled eggs and cheesecake lured Fort Riley garrison employees to the basement of building 407 for the annual holiday potluck, hosted by the Garrison team members.

  • Soldiers bid farewell to Army's oldest unmanned aircraft

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight here as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.

  • Army Medical releases 'Health of Force' report card

    Dec 18, 2015

    This month, Army Medical Command released the first-ever Health of the Force report. The report provides a snapshot of the health of active-duty Soldiers on all major U.S.-based installations in 2014.

  • Army technology team helps field robot

    Dec 18, 2015

    U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives threats from a safe distance.

  • US Army South opens inaugural army-to-army staff talks with Peru

    Dec 17, 2015

    Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commanding general, led a U.S. delegation to Lima, Peru, for the opening ceremony of the inaugural bilateral army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. Army and the Peruvian army, Dec. 14.

  • Fort Drum spouse helps build community spirit year-round

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sarah James wears many hats. The wife of combat engineer Sgt. William James, she is a mother of two, an active member of her family readiness group and a children's ministry director at her church. James home schools her children McKayla and Christopher and organizes monthly community brunches at the Crescent Woods Community Center.

  • Rested Soldiers perform better in battle, experts say

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn't know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness

  • Army directive provides more accommodation to breastfeeding Soldiers during field training

    Dec 17, 2015

    New Army policy provides more prescriptive guidance to commanders pertaining to their support of Soldiers who choose to continue breastfeeding or express milk upon returning to duty.

  • Dailey emphasizes value of Soldier perspective at Army R&D center

    Dec 16, 2015

    Bringing together the operational expertise of Army noncommissioned officers and the scientific expertise of civilian engineers is key for better capabilities to get to the field faster, said the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during a visit to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 14.

  • U.S. Military Academy to host 2016 DoD Warrior Games

    Dec 15, 2015

    The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games will take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22, Pentagon officials announced.

  • Milley: Many Soldiers alive today because of Horoho

    Dec 15, 2015

    "I was there [in Afghanistan] to witness her performance, and it was incredible. There are many, many lives today that would not be living without the efforts of Patty Horoho," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley during a retirement review for Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho.

  • Holland named first woman commandant at West Point

    Dec 15, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Diana Holland has been named the first female commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Young Army team drops first-half lead to Navy

    Dec 14, 2015

    Three fourth-quarter turnovers and a missed field goal put the Army on the short end of Navy again, 21-17, despite early successes by freshman quarterback Chris Carter and junior wide receiver Edgar Poe.

  • West sworn in as Army surgeon general

    Dec 14, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Nadja West was sworn in Friday as the Army's first African-American surgeon general.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • NCOs with poor conduct, performance face possible discharge

    Dec 10, 2015

    Senior noncommissioned officer selection boards and the Qualitative Management Program, scheduled for the second, third and fourth quarters of this fiscal year, will consider Soldiers in all components, E-6 through E-9, for possible involuntary separation.

  • 'Meet Your Army' to put Soldiers, service, back in spotlight

    Dec 10, 2015

    Throughout the last 14 years, the American public saw a steady stream of information about the Army through television and newspapers. But as involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has died down, Americans are seeing fewer Soldiers in the press. And even fewer Americans know a Soldier personally.

  • Campbell: Troop-level decision continues to resonate

    Dec 9, 2015

    President Barack Obama's decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support Mission told reporters in Afghanistan.

  • National Guard leaders announce Health of the Force campaign; call-to-action

    Dec 9, 2015

    The National Guard's top officer recently called upon leadership throughout the Guard, asking that Soldiers and airmen, leaders and peers, to check in with one another during a Health of the Force campaign.

  • National Guard set to activate additional cyber units

    Dec 9, 2015

    As part of ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout the Department of Defense, the National Guard announced plans to activate 13 additional cyber units spread throughout 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019.

  • Hodges: Focus of European exercises is speed

    Dec 9, 2015

    Russians can operate on their interior lines and quickly shift forces around. As a result, all exercises conducted by the United States and its European allies place heavy emphasis on speed, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges at the Pentagon, Dec. 9.

  • Collaboration helps shape Army University

    Dec 9, 2015

    Army educators are collaborating with scores of colleges and universities to chart the parameters for the new Army University.

  • New legislation expands sexual assault victim rights

    Dec 8, 2015

    The Special Victims' Counsel, designed to help victims of sexual assault, has been expanded.

  • Criminal Investigation Command warns of posting holiday travel plans

    Dec 7, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Fates unsealed: Class of 2016 cadets learn branches

    Dec 4, 2015

    U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, cadets from the Class of 2016 recently learned which branch of the U.S. Army they will begin their careers in.

  • Army University hosts education symposium

    Dec 4, 2015

    The Army University hosted an education symposium here, Dec. 2 - 3, with the purpose of bringing together academic leaders from civilian universities and educators from throughout the Army.

  • Army, Navy link up for sophisticated weapon install

    Dec 4, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Cutting-edge weapon systems are being installed on the Navy's latest generation patrol boats and Tobyhanna Army Depot is providing the expertise.

  • Veteran unemployment rate lowest in nearly 8 years

    Dec 4, 2015

    A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October's veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30.

  • Avoiding electronic warfare Pearl Harbor

    Dec 3, 2015

    Electronic warfare in the Army is undergoing a revolution, not an evolution, according to the Army's senior electronic warfare officer Col. Jeffrey Church, the Army's EW chief at the Pentagon.

  • SecDef opens all military occupations to women

    Dec 3, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that beginning in January, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.

  • Nigerien, Malian soldiers aid U.S. Army's language-translation technology

    Dec 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army is testing and upgrading a language-translation program by training with African soldiers, officials said.

  • Army begins positioning equipment in Eastern Europe

    Dec 1, 2015

    Equipment for the European Activity Set is scheduled to be turned in to the first forward-positioned sites beginning this week, Defense Department officials said.

  • Fort Benning commemorates Battle of Ia Drang

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence hosted nine Vietnam veterans recalling their parts in the Battle of Ia Drang, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, Nov. 24.

  • Soldiers can mix camo patterns for cold-weather gear

    Nov 30, 2015

    As winter weather approaches and temperatures drop, Soldiers turn to their cold-weather gear to keep warm outdoors while conducting training or operations.

  • South, Central, North American Army leaders meet in Colombia

    Nov 30, 2015

    Army commanders and senior leaders from 18 nations in the Americas converged in Bogota, Colombia, to participate in the Conference of American Armies, or CAA, Commanders Conference, Nov. 17-20.

  • Smaller Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency tackles new challenges

    Nov 25, 2015

    Simulating a scenario from Afghanistan, a civilian dressed in a white robe stood outside in front of a green background underneath a small, open shelter. About 200 feet away, in a tent filled with monitors and computers, an analyst looked at output from an array of sensors that were pointed at the man, and determined he was wearing some sort of explosive device.

  • Deployed Soldiers get taste of home

    Nov 25, 2015

    This Thanksgiving, logisticians will have delivered 95,000 pounds of turkey, ham, and beef to serve Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan, according to William King, logistics management specialist, Army G-4.

  • Online misconduct hurts fellow Soldiers, Army, NCOs tell Dailey

    Nov 24, 2015

    "Facebook is an extension of the barracks," said Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Leisenring, meaning that in the old Army, what was said in the barracks pretty much stayed in the barracks. Now, online exchanges have replaced a lot of the barracks chatter.

  • Milley: Army taking 'hard look' at Daesh threat

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is more than a large, capable terrorist organization and the U.S. Army is adjusting its tactics to defeat them, said Army Chief of Staff Mark A. Milley during a visit to Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 23.

  • Holiday mailing deadlines fast approaching

    Nov 24, 2015

    Time is running out to send holiday packages to deployed Soldiers. In fact, Wednesday is the last day to send parcels by the affordable "Space-Available Mail" to ensure they reach forward operating bases by Christmas.

  • 'Stagnant NCOs' hurt morale, readiness, Soldiers tell Dailey

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army has a lock on the world's best leaders when it comes to noncommissioned officers. But within their ranks, there are an unacceptably large number who are "stagnant," Sgt. 1st Class Matt Torres told Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

  • HR team helps establish Army-wide training for HR personnel

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army's readiness is measured by the ability of a unit to accomplish its assigned mission.

  • Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

    Nov 20, 2015

    To investigate new technology and solutions that could help tactical commanders visualize the cyber domain and calculate risk from cyber threats, the Army kicked off a Cyber Innovation Challenge with an industry day, Nov. 18.

  • NCOs tell Dailey: No more uniform changes, please

    Nov 20, 2015

    Dozens of noncommissioned officers applauded when one of their own asked Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey to try and "hold off making any more uniform changes for a while."

  • Regionally-aligned Soldiers find African forces motivated

    Nov 20, 2015

    Soldiers who serve in the militaries of African nations are not interested in having Americans provide security for them or their countries - they want to get better at doing it for themselves, said U.S. Army Soldiers who recently returned from there.

  • Dunford chooses Korea-based sergeant major as next senior enlisted advisor

    Nov 19, 2015

    Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell has been selected to succeed Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia and serve as the third senior enlisted advisor to Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the chairman announced.

  • Dailey: Non-deployable Soldiers No.1 problem

    Nov 19, 2015

    The biggest problem in the Army today is Soldiers who are non-deployable, and that's having a direct impact on readiness, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Army National Guard director: Two weeks annually, weekend per month enough?

    Nov 18, 2015

    Army National Guard troops go on active duty for at least 39 days a year for training and drill - but that may not be enough for the Guard, said its director, who is contemplating the amount of training time needed by Guard Soldiers so that he may provide an answer to the Army's chief of staff.

  • Innovative agencies partner to counter drone threat

    Nov 17, 2015

    Two Army organizations that have been teaming up to provide warfighters with innovations downrange are now looking to prevent a threat from the proliferation of small unmanned aerial systems.

  • DOD announces travel restrictions to France

    Nov 17, 2015

    U.S. European Command has put in place travel restrictions to France that apply to all DOD personnel.

  • Army Retirement Services celebrates 60 years of helping vets

    Nov 16, 2015

    Today's veterans who've served throughout the last 14 years of continuous war, "are the finest team of Soldiers yet assembled on the face of this planet," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Syracuse sets high standard for military, veteran support

    Nov 14, 2015

    When the Syracuse Orange invited the Fort Drum, New York-based 10th Mountain Division to participate in pre-game festivities for a recent high-visibility gridiron contest against the top-ranked team in the country, it was but a tiny window into the heart of an elite school, which has long stood by men and women in uniform.