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  • Climate change affecting Army training

    Apr 27, 2016

    For the Big Green Machine -- America's Army -- climate change, efforts to prevent it, or to at least adapt to it are about more than saving Mother Earth or even the whales. It's about training, training space, how the Army fights, how often the Army will be called upon to fight in the future, and where.

  • CSA Milley: 'Readiness is my No. 1 priority'

    Apr 27, 2016

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said the readiness of the Total Army is his number one priority. This message was at the forefront of his talk to leaders at the U.S. Army Reserve Command Senior Leader Conference, April 25, 2016 at the Iron Mike Conference Center.

  • Army aims to attain full readiness by 2020

    Apr 27, 2016

    The chief of staff of the Army's goal is for the entire Army to be fully ready -- manned, trained and equipped -- by 2020, to meet the national security needs of the nation, said Maj. Gen. Walt Piatt.

  • AH-64D Apaches arrive on Oahu

    Apr 27, 2016

    The Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade received their AH-64D Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters this week from National Guard units across the country. The airframes are being transferred from the National Guard to the active duty Army as part of the Aviation Restructure Initiative in an effort to cut costs in Army Aviation and to fill the mission capability gap left by the retirement of the OH-58D Kiowa Reconnaissance Helicopter.

  • SMA Dailey: 'We must fight and win'

    Apr 26, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey told a gathering of U.S. Army Reserve senior leaders they must execute the Army's core mission of fighting and winning. In order to do that, Dailey said leaders must maintain readiness, look to the future of the Army, and take of Soldiers and their Families.

  • Army testing air defense system integration

    Apr 25, 2016

    A series of tests at White Sands Missile Range is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army. The Integrated Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, IFPC Inc 2-I, is a defense system in development to protect Soldiers from aircraft, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial systems, as well as artillery weapons like cannons, rockets and mortars.

  • Wanted: talented cyber operators

    Apr 22, 2016

    Regarding cyber, "we are training in the dozens and our adversaries are training in the thousands," said Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, referencing what he heard at a cyber briefing at Carnegie Mellon, one of the top cyber-security universities in the world.

  • Installation tests compost, pilot program, recycle food

    Apr 22, 2016

    Getting food from "farm to table" eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of freshwater consumed here, according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. Yet, 40 percent of food in the U.S. today goes uneaten. This not only means that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, it also means that uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills, which accounts for a large portion of methane emissions.

  • Army experiments on providing 'unlimited magazine' to 2025 Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2016

    A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities. The event, called Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, spanned April 11-22 and demonstrated two types of weaponry - one using lasers and the other using electricity-propelled projectiles to acquire and destroy targets.

  • Critical infrastructure vulnerable to attack, says NSA leader

    Apr 21, 2016

    "There's no doubt that Chinese military planners understand the importance of industrial control systems and the critical infrastructure they control," said Rick Ledgett, deputy director, National Security Agency.

  • Following rape, 'runner' rather than 'victim' defines survivor's identity

    Apr 21, 2016

    Monika Korra was raped in December 2009, after leaving a party with her friends.

  • U.S. Army successfully demonstrates Iron Dome missile from new interceptor launch platform

    Apr 20, 2016

    The U.S. Army successfully fired a Tamir missile from its newest launch platform on April 14, 2016

  • Partnering Up

    Apr 19, 2016

    When the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to take command of training, advising and assisting Iraqi security forces, its partnership with the 900th Contracting Battalion was already solid.

  • Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history

    Apr 19, 2016

    Soldiers from the Army National Guard took first place in the grueling Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, the first time in the competition's 33-year history it has been won by an Army Guard team.

  • I Corps Pacific Pathways brings partner nations stateside to enhance readiness

    Apr 19, 2016

    This summer, for the first time, a Pacific Pathways iteration will involve bringing nations from the Pacific region to the United States to engage in exercises Tiger Balm, Arctic Anvil, and Rising Thunder.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to US Army Europe mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin."

  • Space Symposium panel discusses space and international partnerships

    Apr 18, 2016

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Attendees of the 32nd Space Symposium gathered at the Broadmoor here to listen to an international panel of senior leaders April 14.

  • The future is now, says TRADOC commander

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Army's future training environment is already the present in today's European theater, said Gen. David Perkins, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. "We don't have to wait 10, 15 years for the future to develop, the future is now here in U.S. Army Europe," Perkins said during a recent visit to Germany.

  • Minimized Logistics Habitat Unit saves energy, preserves quality of life

    Apr 15, 2016

    For Soldiers in remote locations, home is where the MILHUT is. The small shelter system provides a home-like environment while also reducing energy and water usage, as well as waste. The Minimized Logistics Habitat Unit, or MILHUT, is a containerized shelter that relies on renewable energy technologies, which enable warfighters to be deployed longer in remote areas without the need for resupply. The MILHUT system provides habitat, hygiene and meal preparation capabilities that are not usually available with deployments to remote, austere areas.

  • Space and Missile Defense Command History: WGS-1 activated

    Apr 14, 2016

    After six months of testing, the first Wideband Gapfiller Satellite, later renamed Wideband Global Satellite (WGS-1) was successfully activated. One day later, military satellite users in the West Pacific region transitioned from the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS), B9 communications satellite to this new state of the art WGS system.

  • End-of-year 'use it or lose it' budget mindset to get tossed

    Apr 14, 2016

    The Army is seeking to change the "use it or lose it mentality" as it relates to unit budgets, said Lt. Gen. Tom Spoehr.

  • Waste-to-energy machine reveals power of trash

    Apr 13, 2016

    Fort Benning is helping the Army test a new product that could one day change not only how forward operating bases get rid of their waste, but also how they make use of it.

  • Nation committed to bringing home missing heroes

    Apr 13, 2016

    USASAC employee Andy Hollingsworth was instrumental in bringing one of the Green Berets' most legendary Soldiers home.

  • 65th Infantry Regiment receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Apr 13, 2016

    Puerto Rican Soldiers who fought with the 65th Infantry Regiment through America's conflicts going back to World War II were presented the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony on Capitol Hill April 13.

  • National Guard Soldiers define teamwork during Warrior Challenge

    Apr 12, 2016

    Teamwork: a concept to some, but the vital foundation of success and victory to anyone who has ever worn the U.S. military uniform. From the first day of enlistment until the last bite of the retirement cake, teamwork is fundamental in every facet of military life.

  • The continuing mission in Afghanistan

    Apr 12, 2016

    The CSTC-A has made considerable strides to establish processes to ensure that taxpayer dollars are used responsibly and effectively to create a strong, capable ANDSF. This article was originally published in the April - June 2016 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • SHARP: Generational gap in communication

    Apr 11, 2016

    Certain trends and traits are specific with each passing generation -- from the bell bottoms and go-go boots of the 70s to the leg-warmers, scrunchies and hair spray of the 80s to the ripped jeans, slouch socks and combat boots of the 90s. While all those trends ebb and flow, one thing remains the same -- the ways in which the young people of any generation communicate with each other usually leaves older generations scratching their heads. This communication gap can lead to some pretty humorous misunderstandings, but in an organization like the Army, where not only communication but understanding is paramount to mission success and unit cohesion, those misunderstandings can be much more devastating.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. sixth annual fitness and wellness program

    Apr 11, 2016

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return for its sixth year to 72 participating Army locations worldwide this May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. -- which stands for Strong Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength -- promotes garrison fitness and wellness programs available to Soldiers, Families, retirees and Civilians. This year's theme is "Trained. Willing. Able.," which highlights how the five campaign components enhance an individual's readiness.

  • Sandhurst competition moves beyond war tactics

    Apr 8, 2016

    Hundreds of future military leaders from around the globe came together at the U.S. Military Academy to compete in the annual military skills competition and an inaugural conference Monday. The Sandhurst competition started in 1967 as an internal cadet event, but today is a diverse multinational and joint service competition that attracts teams from across the country and across the world to test their physical fitness, military proficiency and leadership. For the first time, the academy made a noncompetitive addition, the inaugural Sandhurst Conference.

  • Milley names top 3 readiness focal points

    Apr 7, 2016

    While manning and equipping the Army are vitally important to winning the nation's wars, and needs to be addressed, the Army's No. 1 current priority is readiness, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • A Soldier's Soldier

    Apr 7, 2016

    Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III retired April 5 after 41 years of service to the nation during a Special Retirement Review ceremony in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Indian Army chief discuss military-to-military engagements with CSA

    Apr 7, 2016

    Gen. Dalbir Singh, who serves as chief of staff of India's army, arrived in Washington, D.C., Thursday, to meet with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley and other members of the Army staff here to discuss, among other things, further development of relations between the two armies.

  • Resilience: powerful anecdote to adversity

    Apr 6, 2016

    Retired Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum was a guest speaker during Intrepid Spirit's Open House. Recently, the Desert Storm veteran shared her story of resilience in the midst of adversity to a packed conference room at Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit's open house, held in conjunction with March's Brain Injury Awareness Month. Her message: Resilience can help anyone get through something, especially catastrophic events.

  • Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise combats human trafficking

    Apr 4, 2016

    Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery. An estimated 20.9 million people are victimized worldwide, according to the Department of Defense's Strategic Plan for Combating Trafficking in Persons.

  • 'Grass roots' bystander intervention

    Apr 4, 2016

    Master Sgt. Jeff Fenlason asked about 25 people to close their eyes and imagine a fictional scenario involving somebody they care about.

  • Army focusing on making installations more resourceful

    Apr 3, 2016

    A key to building readiness during downward budgetary pressures is to continue making installations more efficient, resourceful and opportunistic, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment.

  • Army chief information officer announces long-term network strategy, 2025-2040

    Apr 1, 2016

    The Army's chief information officer announced March 31 the release of the Army's new, long-term, network strategy called "Shaping the Army Network (2025-2040)."

  • Carter Announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

    Mar 31, 2016

    Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in Tampa, Florida, March 30, 2016.

  • Engineer unit with mine detection dog program unique to DOD

    Mar 31, 2016

    Fort Leonard Wood is home to a combat engineer unit that is not only unique to the Army, but to the entire U.S. Military.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restoring America's Everglades

    Mar 31, 2016

    Significant progress has been made in restoring America's Everglades over the past five years and a comprehensive report highlighting these efforts has recently been submitted to Congress.

  • Team Army set to excel at 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games

    Mar 31, 2016

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) selected the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans and five alternates representing Team Army at the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games. Army athletes will compete in eight sports against Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and United Kingdom Armed Forces teams June 15-21, 2016, at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Army opening infantry, armor to women

    Mar 31, 2016

    On April 1, all positions in 19 series armor, 11 series infantry, and the 13F forward observer specialty will open to women.

  • Army debuts new Digital Job Book

    Mar 30, 2016

    The Army's new Digital Job Book that makes it easier for Soldiers and small unit leaders to track training is available on the Army Training Network (ATN) (https://atn.army.mil). The new job book records physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes and unit training schedules. It uses data from the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) to replace information recorded on paper job books.

  • EUCOM announces European Reassurance Initiative implementation plan

    Mar 30, 2016

    As part of the United States' commitment to increased assurance and deterrence, U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) will begin receiving continuous troop rotations of U.S.-based armored brigade combat teams (ABCT) to the European theater in February 2017, bringing the total Army presence in Europe up to three fully-manned Army brigades.

  • Small ammo, big benefits

    Mar 30, 2016

    PM MAS partners with small businesses to develop the next generation of small caliber ammunition, designed to reduce the weight by up to 30 percent. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Surgeon General shares secrets to leadership success

    Mar 30, 2016

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen Nadja West, the highest-ranking female graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, says respect is a key to successful leadership.

  • Acting SecArmy co-hosts Soldier for Life town hall

    Mar 30, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy co-hosted an online town hall Wednesday to answer questions about transition and Veteran benefits. Also online with the secretary and his team of advisors were representatives from the Veterans Affairs and the Army's Soldier for Life Office.

  • Army's Research Institute conducts MRE study to improve gut health

    Mar 29, 2016

    USARIEM Military Nutrition Division's Meals, Ready to Eat and gut health study gives a whole new meaning to trusting your gut.

  • Army General reflects on the past 40 years of women serving in the military

    Mar 29, 2016

    When Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols looks back at her four decades in the Army, she recalls the incredible service of women and the sacrifices and contributions they made for the nation.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest

    Mar 29, 2016

    A Soldier and two family members won 10 awards between the three of them in the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest. Hosted annually by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the contest received 2,509 entries, from which 14 first, second and third-place winners were selected, along with 23 honorable mentions.

  • Tele-Behavioral Health, 'face-to-face' teleconferencing between health providers and patients

    Mar 28, 2016

    Following the Fort Hood shooting of April 2014, providers from the Warrior Resiliency Program sprang into action to provide crucial, immediate support to deal with the behavioral health concerns of Soldiers, civilians and family members directly impacted by the disaster. Without having to deploy providers to the scene, the WRP used video teleconferencing to bring providers "face-to-face" with those in need, providing more than 980 tele-behavioral health encounters, between April and June, for victims. This year, WRP reached an important milestone by exceeding 40,000 clinical TBH encounters since their 2010 program inception.

  • Murphy: Sexual assault, harassment detrimental to combat readiness

    Mar 28, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC).

  • Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

    Mar 25, 2016

    Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

  • Online conduct can have far-reaching effects: Think, Type, Post

    Mar 25, 2016

    The Army spelled out its online discipline policy last year in an "All Army Activities" message defining online misconduct. While the message is primarily of interest to Soldiers, it also has implications for civilians, contractors and family members.

  • US Army successfully fires Stinger missile from new launch platform

    Mar 24, 2016

    The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform on March 23, 2016.

  • Army 101 teaches families about Soldier's life

    Mar 24, 2016

    Basic Combat Training might be an enormous challenge to a young Soldier, but it's also stressful for Family members. An online program helps families learn about their Soldier's new lifestyle, and their participation can provide the Soldier-in-training a few extra benefits.

  • Basic Officer Leader Course instructors develops tomorrow's leaders

    Mar 24, 2016

    Physical fitness begins with a 5:45 a.m. formation for those in the Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) at Fort Sill. The students, mostly Army lieutenants (with a sprinkling of Marines as well) arrive a few minutes earlier to begin. Their instructors however, have been there much earlier

  • Total Army working together to forge future

    Mar 23, 2016

    The Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are working together well to assess recommendations from a national commission on the service's future and fully implement the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • Pilot program links Reserve components with active units for training

    Mar 23, 2016

    Select National Guard and Army Reserve units will soon train more closely with active Soldiers in a program known as "Associated Units."

  • Health of Force report wakeup call for improving readiness

    Mar 22, 2016

    Obesity and overweight metrics, along with health indicators like tobacco use, injuries, substance abuse and the Performance Triad were among topics at a conference last week discussing the inaugural "Health of the Force" report.

  • Clear requirements, level playing field

    Mar 22, 2016

    ARDEC and JMC worked together to develop an ammunition standard that reduces ambiguity, ensures quality and safety for Soldiers and promotes competition by making the procurement process more transparent for all stakeholders. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Command Web: Visualizing the battle space

    Mar 22, 2016

    Trekking through rough terrain in combat situations, Army engineers provide survivability, mobility and counter mobility data in support of military operations around the globe. Soon, these engineers will be able to input, share and view data with a new suite of engineering applications.

  • Soldiers reveal their skills during Expert Infantryman Badge testing

    Mar 22, 2016

    "When you get your EIB, you stand out. The name of the EIB is Expert Infantryman Badge, so when people see that blue long rifle on your uniform you know you have not just met the standard; in the Infantry you are an expert," said Sgt. 1st Class David Leyva, 198th Infantry Brigade. Soldiers competed to prove that they are experts in their field during the Expert Infantryman Badge testing March 14-18. The units competing were 199th Infantry Brigade, 198th Infantry Brigade, 194th Armored Brigade, 316th Cavalry Brigade and Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

  • Zika Virus and You

    Mar 22, 2016

    There is an ongoing outbreak of a mosquito borne viral illness called Zika in South America, the Caribbean and Central America, including the U.S. territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

  • 'Big 8' initiative, Army Operating Concept will build the future Army

    Mar 22, 2016

    Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed TRADOC's perspectives on "Big 8" initiatives and how the Army Operating Concept will build the future Army during the 2016 Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center, March 17.

  • Natick jumps into science with the 82nd Airborne

    Mar 22, 2016

    When working to enhance and better understand Soldier performance, sometimes the best approach is to jump right in. Scientists and engineers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are working closely with the 82nd Airborne Division to garner new insights into the cognitive, physical and emotional performance of Soldiers. The hands-on approach, which takes place in the environment where the Soldiers live and work, gives researchers insights not possible from working in the lab alone.

  • Army observes Women's History Month on Capitol Hill

    Mar 21, 2016

    The U.S. Senate hosted a panel March 17 to discuss the role women have played in public service and Defense by inviting senior Army women to speak about their experiences.

  • Honoring the Soldiers of the Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 20, 2016

    Over 6,600 marchers, including wounded warriors, a 10 year old and a 98 year old participated in the March 20 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, honoring those who endured the Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Murphy: Soldiers serve for life, giving back values

    Mar 18, 2016

    Readiness is the Army's No. 1 priority say both the Army's chief of staff and acting secretary -- and "there is no other No. 1." But if there's a front runner for the No. 2 priority, at least for the acting secretary, it would have to be the Army's Soldier for Life Program, and the commitment the Army has to prepare for civilian life those who have volunteered to serve in uniform.

  • 'Be that shining light,' vice chief urges students

    Mar 18, 2016

    "How do you empower unmotivated people?" asked a university student. "You highlighted one of the great leadership challenges," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said to her, noting that the hardest people to empower or inspire are those of one's peer group.

  • Unmanned Aerial System: More than just remote controlled planes

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers with 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment provide a set of eyes in the sky in the fight against Daesh through the use of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems.

  • Legacy Components To Be Replaced On Newest Apache Aircraft

    Mar 18, 2016

    The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old technology. During a media event at the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Global Force Symposium and Exposition at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., on March 17, Apache Project Manager Col. Jeff Hager of the Program Executive Office for Aviation and Lockheed Martin officials explained the need for modernizing the sensor and turret technology on one of the Army's most successful mission-focused aircraft.

  • 'You can't surge character'

    Mar 17, 2016

    What's the most important attribute a young leader should seek out that will help him or her succeed in the future and win in an increasingly complex world? asked a cadet. "Being leaders of character," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn responded.

  • 'No. 1 readiness risk is sequestration'

    Mar 17, 2016

    The biggest challenge to the military's readiness is sequestration, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn told lawmakers March 15.

  • Army vehicles get technology upgrades for modernization evaluations

    Mar 16, 2016

    Before Soldiers can evaluate the latest version of the Army's on-the-move communications network this spring, hundreds of Army tactical vehicles are receiving technological upgrades within the Integration Motor Pool at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • WASPs: First women in history to fly for Army Air Corps

    Mar 16, 2016

    Before there could be women flying combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, there were the pioneers of the Army Air Forces of World War II.

  • Future of deployments: surge-ready and rotationally-focused

    Mar 16, 2016

    The way the Army deployed for 13 years is "not useful for the world we live in right now," said Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue III, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Forces Command. He outlined a 'return to basics' that includes Emergency Readiness Deployment Exercises.

  • Devil dogs lead Joint Service Corporals Course

    Mar 15, 2016

    A graduation ceremony honored 34 members of Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa as they graduated from a Joint Corporals Leadership Development Course March 11, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The course, developed by the Marine Corps University, places significant emphasis on developing leadership to prepare junior enlisted Marines for their transition from subordinates to small unit leaders; however, this class was held in a deployed location and composed of members from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

  • Army developing more adaptable, secure radar technology

    Mar 15, 2016

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center is developing a more adaptable, secure radar technology that can be programmed in real-time to allow Soldiers to optimize radar performance based on the particular scenario.

  • Rapid Vehicle Provisioning System improves readiness and security

    Mar 14, 2016

    The Army's new Rapid Vehicle Provisioning System (RVPS) reduces the time it takes to provision a brigade's approximately 70 networked vehicles from four weeks to less than five days.

  • Policy leaders heeded advice on Afghanistan

    Mar 14, 2016

    Congress and the U.S. president listened and acted on advice from the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan over the last 18 months, said Gen. John F. Campbell.

  • Soldier For Life sergeant major aims for no gender barriers

    Mar 14, 2016

    While Sgt. Maj. Billie Jo Boersma said she's glad all branches are now open to women, she hopes for the day when gender no longer becomes an issue because gender barriers of all types will be gone and with it, the culture that divided.

  • Cavalry unit puts armor to test

    Mar 14, 2016

    When Soldiers on the frontlines are in the midst of an operation, the last thing they need to be uncertain about is whether their protective equipment will hamper their combat effectiveness.

  • Performance Triad builds momentum, edges closer to Army-wide roll out

    Mar 14, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Getting Soldiers the proper equipment to fight the nation's wars takes considerable time and effort. The same is true when it comes to equipping them for the Performance Triad program, which continues to push toward an Army-wide roll out.

  • Lots of reps prep Big Red One for near-peer confrontations

    Mar 11, 2016

    Soldiers with the "Big Red One" are getting ready for decisive action in the same way they build their biceps in the gym: lots of repetitions.

  • Army sets 'leader-first' approach to full gender integration

    Mar 11, 2016

    The Army will begin training women for infantry and armor specialties later this year, according to its Gender Integration Implementation Plan released March 10.

  • Korean War casualty gets final rest

    Mar 10, 2016

    After 65 years, Pfc. James M. Smith was finally laid to rest by his family, March 9, with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gender integration: Reality in today's Army

    Mar 10, 2016

    It's been a long time coming: Full-scale gender integration is now a reality in today's military. Fort Sill is making sure the integration is as smooth as possible.

  • Army outlines gender integration implementation plan

    Mar 10, 2016

    The Army announced today details of its implementation plan for integrating women into all military occupational specialties (MOSs), paving the way for qualified female soldiers to serve in the Infantry, Armor, and Special Forces.

  • Wanted: Honor Flight guardians

    Mar 10, 2016

    As more veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam travel to D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program, more volunteers are needed to escort them.

  • Special Forces get ready

    Mar 10, 2016

    For the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, readiness means staying as sharp as the Yarborough knives the Green Berets earn after graduating the Special Forces Qualification Course.

  • 2016 Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

    Mar 9, 2016

    Financial security is a key element of a ready and resilient force. The Army Emergency Relief (AER) annual campaign is conducted from March 1st through May 15th in order to increase Soldier awareness of this benefit, as well as to provide an opportunity for Soldiers to donate and be able to help their fellow Soldiers. Local commanders can adjust their campaign dates as their mission dictates.

  • Soldier 'Digital Job Book' goes online

    Mar 9, 2016

    "Job books" will return to the Army at the end of this month, in digital form, allowing Soldiers to track such things as physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes, and unit training schedules.

  • US paratroopers demonstrate TOW system capabilities to Spanish

    Mar 8, 2016

    U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Spanish army soldiers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), trained on the M41 TOW Improved Target Acquisition System, Feb. 25, 2016, during Exercise Sky Soldier 16, here.

  • Sky's the limit after breaking aviation ceilings

    Mar 8, 2016

    Not many Army second lieutenants in 1989 were flying fixed-wing aircraft, let alone serving as a pilot for the Army chief of engineers. But that year 2nd Lt. Angelia Farnell was also the first woman to serve in the aviation support unit at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, after the U.S. Army Engineer School and Center moved there.

  • Robots: Eliminating the first contact with an enemy force

    Mar 7, 2016

    "We should be thinking about having a robotic vanguard, particularly for maneuver formations," said Dr. Bob Sadowski. "There's no reason why the first contact with an enemy force should be with a man-platform, because it means that platform is at the greatest risk."

  • First women having 'blast' as combat engineers

    Mar 7, 2016

    In June of last year, the Army opened the 12B combat engineer position to female Soldiers. Today, women are going through the school house at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and joining units around the Army.

  • A PTSD knockout

    Mar 7, 2016

    After firing off a medley of artillery rounds, a 19-year-old kid from Brooklyn, New York, set off with his convoy traversing the very area they had just fired on. It was during the Gulf War that Fuentes was first introduced to the realities of post-traumatic stress disorder, but it would be decades before he felt comfortable seeking help and finding an effective outlet for the barrage of intense thoughts and emotions. But in the beginning, it was a different Army then.

  • Brave Rifles execute decisive-action mission at NTC

    Mar 4, 2016

    "Train as you fight" is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It's a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment's notice, and that's exactly what the 3d Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center - they trained for an upcoming deployment. 3d CR departed Feb. 1 for a month-long exercise to receive tough, realistic training at NTC in the harsh desert environment here.

  • Army Directive 2016-09: Maternity Leave Policy

    Mar 4, 2016

    The Army Directive 2016-09 regarding the Army's new maternity leave policy, was signed by Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy, March 1, 2016, is in line with a DOD-wide policy announced, Jan. 28, by Defense Secretary Ash Carter.