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  • Army leaders probe 'deep future'

    Dec 14, 2012

    Trying to anticipate what the world might be like in 2030 would seem to be in the realm of science fiction writers. But the Army is interested too, and thinks it is important for planning purposes to know where it will be in 2030 and beyond -- dates it terms the "deep future."

  • Open forum covers I Corps Pacific Rim rebalance, leader concerns

    Dec 14, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general, I Corps, met with more than 100 senior Soldiers and civilians from I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division, and brigades across Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Dec. 10, 2012, to discuss a near-future shift in mission focus for the base and to hear their general concerns.

  • Leaders meet at Fort Sill to discuss unmanned aerial system threats

    Dec 13, 2012

    How to neutralize the threat of enemy unmanned aircraft over forward operating bases was a topic addressed at the first Counter Unmanned Aerial System coordination meeting, Dec. 5-6, 2012, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Stress in Soldiers may be more than just holiday blues

    Dec 13, 2012

    Everyone, including Soldiers and their families, experience stress once in a while. But too much could lead to a variety of problems including post-traumatic stress disorder and even suicide.

  • Golden Knights teams take gold, silver at World Parachuting Championships

    Dec 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army Golden Knights Formation Flying 8-Way Team won the Gold Medal, and the All-Female Golden Knights 4-Way Team brought home the Silver Medal, at the 2012 World Parachuting Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  • Army invites public to review range modernization planning documents

    Dec 11, 2012

    The Army announces the availability of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for Modernizing and Operating Training Ranges on Previous or Existing Range Sites on Army Training Areas and invites the public to provide comments until Jan. 11, 2013.

  • New, longer Warrior Leader Course to launch with shorter days, land nav returns

    Dec 11, 2012

    When implemented Army-wide in January, the Warrior Leader Course will be a little bit longer and a little bit better, said the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Commandant Command Sgt. Maj. Rory L. Malloy.

  • Installation Management Command awards 'Stalwarts'

    Dec 11, 2012

    Several Soldiers and civilians received Army Installation Management Command Stalwart Awards at the 2012 IMCOM Garrison Commanders and Command Sergeants Major Conference, Dec. 5, 2012, near the San Antonio Airport.

  • Commander's 'dashboard' will highlight high-risk behavior in Soldiers

    Dec 11, 2012

    In February, the Army proposes to make available to commanders a new online software application called the "Commander's Risk Reduction Dashboard," to learn which Soldiers in their unit have been involved with at-risk behaviors, some of which may be associated with suicide, and when those instances occurred.

  • Late touchdown lifts Navy past Army, 17-13

    Dec 10, 2012

    Despite rushing 370 yards compared to Navy's 167, the Black Knights gave up a fourth-quarter touchdown and then fumbled in the red zone, allowing Navy to win 17-13, Dec. 8, 2012, in front of a sold-out crowd of 69,607.

  • Soldiers getting enhanced transition assistance

    Dec 10, 2012

    One of the biggest challenges Soldiers face is transitioning to civilian life. That transition got a boost Nov. 21, 2012, when the Veterans Opportunity to Work, or VOW, to Hire Heroes Act went into effect.

  • The next surge in Afghanistan - holiday mail

    Dec 10, 2012

    The troop surge in Afghanistan officially ended in September, but Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are preparing for another surge that will arrive in country over the next three weeks: holiday mail.

  • Army expanding its cyber warfare capabilities

    Dec 7, 2012

    The 780th Military Intelligence Brigade hopes to have its new headquarters building at Fort Meade, Va., completed by fiscal year 2014.

  • 'Hiring Our Heroes' connects veterans, spouses with jobs

    Dec 7, 2012

    More than 400 veterans and military spouses headed out to the Washington Nationals baseball park on Wednesday morning to talk with 87 potential employers as part of the on-going nationwide "Hiring Our Heroes" campaign.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' would challenge Army to maintain readiness

    Dec 7, 2012

    Knowing there's a possibility the government will go over a "fiscal cliff" on midnight, Dec. 31, the Army recognizes some of the challenges it will face but a senior leader said, Thursday, its priority will be to maintain readiness of the force.

  • Army program aims to protect Soldiers' hearing

    Dec 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army is evaluating commercial-off-the-shelf options for a new hearing-protection system that will provide Soldiers with the situational awareness to increase mission effectiveness and the safety and survivability they need, officials said.

  • Army developing next-generation surveillance aircraft

    Dec 5, 2012

    Army scientists, engineers and program developers are making substantial progress building and integrating a technically sophisticated battlefield surveillance aircraft called Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System in a laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., service officials said.

  • Army under secretary optimistic about Army's future role

    Dec 4, 2012

    Building a strong partnership between the Army's conventional and special operations forces is one of the service's key areas of focus as it transitions from operations in Afghanistan and looks toward the future, said Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, during his visit to Fort Bragg, Dec. 4.

  • 'Raider' women among first in Army to get new tactical vests

    Dec 3, 2012

    As members of the female engagement team with 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, deploying soon, they will be sporting a new piece of gear that no other Soldier in Afghanistan currently has: brand new armored vests tailored to the female body.

  • Army opens new intelligence MOS

    Nov 29, 2012

    A new military occupational specialty, Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist (35Q) opened last month.

  • Decisive Action Training Environment: Future training grounded in today's intelligence

    Nov 27, 2012

    To ensure Soldiers are trained and ready for any mission, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Directorate of Intelligence created the Decisive Action Training Environment, a program that uses current intelligence to create intense, authentic training environments for Soldiers, leaders and units.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl selects 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year nominees

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee has nominated 16 high school seniors for the 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, considered high school football's highest honor.

  • Army launches winter safety campaign

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign today, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs.

  • Westphal, Austin survey battlefield, present awards, thank troops for service

    Nov 25, 2012

    The Army's second highest ranking civilian and military leaders met with American and NATO leadership at regional commands, hospitals, forward operating bases, and support units throughout eastern and southern Afghanistan, and thanked service members, civilians, and contractors for their hard work and sacrifice during a three-day visit, Nov. 20-23, 2012.

  • Portrait of 37th chief of staff unveiled at Pentagon

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Army unveiled a portrait of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who served as the Army's 37th chief of staff, in a ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 20, 2012.

  • Thanksgiving prep underway from Kandahar to Korea

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers at remote outposts in Afghanistan, and those around the globe from Korea to Germany to installations across the United States are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving in traditional ways.

  • Army under secretary lauds Redstone's synergy

    Nov 19, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal is optimistic that sequestration will be averted.

  • Army releases October suicide statistics

    Nov 16, 2012

    In October, there were 20 potential suicides of active-duty Soldiers, bringing the total so far this year to 166.

  • Under Secretary of the Army talks tough issues with AMC personnel

    Nov 16, 2012

    "We could never be the Army that we are -- not today, not yesterday -- without the civilian workforce that we have," began Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal at a town hall meeting with Army Materiel Command employees, Nov. 14, 2012, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • 'Spirit of Hope' awardees find unique ways to thank troops

    Nov 15, 2012

    Six Americans who've dedicated considerable time to U.S. service members received the 2012 Spirit of Hope Award, Nov. 15, 2012.

  • Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

    Nov 15, 2012

    As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations.

  • Space-based capabilities shaping Army of the future

    Nov 15, 2012

    The undersecretary of the Army received a detailed and succinct depiction of how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command supports America's warfighters during a visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Army training for DATE with hybrid threats

    Nov 14, 2012

    Last month, about 1,200 Soldiers parachuted into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., to participate in a "Decisive Action Training Environment" exercise meant to prepare them for the hybrid threats the Army will likely face as it shifts away from engagement in Afghanistan.

  • Army data tracker improves unit readiness evaluations

    Nov 13, 2012

    The Enterprise Management Decision Support system has helped leaders know the readiness status of all units and more improvements are coming to the system.

  • Soldier found guilty of dereliction in Chen's death

    Nov 13, 2012

    Sgt. Jeffrey Hurst was found guilty Nov. 9, 2012, of one specification of dereliction of duty in relation to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen in Afghanistan.

  • Saber Junction builds international cooperation

    Nov 9, 2012

    The 2nd Cavalry Regiment and other units with U.S. Army Europe participated in a Decisive Action Training Environment rotation with multinational partners, Oct. 13-31, 2012, between the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas in Germany.

  • Military Working Dog detachment activates

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 95th Military Police Detachment, 504th MP Battalion, was activated Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • USAMU duo wins 2012 International Sniper Competition

    Nov 7, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne, from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outlasted 35 other teams from around the globe to win the 2012 International Sniper Competition.

  • Top snipers compete on Fort Benning

    Nov 7, 2012

    The world's premier snipers converged on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2-5, 2012, for the 12th annual International Sniper Competition.

  • SMA encourages troops to look out for one another

    Nov 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top noncommissioned officer encouraged American Soldiers to look out for one another during a visit to South Korea, Nov. 5, 2012.

  • One Army School System increases training effectiveness, capacity

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army readiness is the key objective of the One Army School System, a system that establishes common standards for individual training and maximizes the opportunities for active duty soldiers to train at Reserve or National Guard courses, and vice versa.

  • New online game trains kids against cyber attacks

    Nov 5, 2012

    The National Science Center is now training kids to stay safe from cyber attack malware. A new online game called Cyber Swarm Defenders is targeted to 6th-8th grade students.

  • Army adapting to face 'deep future' threats

    Nov 5, 2012

    During the recent 2012 Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, members of the Institute of Land Warfare's "Thinking Past Tomorrow -- Where is the Army Going?" panel described the Army of the future, with a focus on the concepts and capabilities needed to meet future unknown threats.

  • Army activates Reserve units for Hurricane Sandy relief

    Nov 5, 2012

    For the first time, the Army Reserve has activated three units to assist with a domestic disaster relief effort, under a provision of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act.

  • Army leaders say 'agile' force needed for uncertain future

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Army is taking a series of strategically minded and carefully crafted steps to position the force for a full range of potential missions in an unpredictable, yet challenging and fast-changing future operating environment, service leaders said Oct. 22, 2012.

  • Army Releases Sustainability Report 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2012, which describes the Army's sustainability efforts and progress during years 2010 and 2011.

  • Army partnering for peace, security

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Army is working diligently to prevent war in the future through select Army units, partnered with allies and specific nations around the globe; a strategy it terms "regional alignment."

  • ARCYBER working to build joint-info environment

    Oct 31, 2012

    Army leaders addressed the growing arena of cyberspace and the threats it presents during the "Cyber Domain and LandWarNet: Powering the Army" panel at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Johnson describes Eighth Army role in Pacific shift

    Oct 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea emphasized the importance of Eighth Army's role in providing security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia during a panel in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Developing leaders tops Army's priorities

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldiers, having experienced the "crucible" of the last 11 years of an Army at war, where "discipline, initiative, freedom of action, adaptability and decentralization" have been the norm, are today "professionally advanced (in leadership) way beyond their years in any grade -- noncommissioned officer and officer," said retired Army Gen. Frederick M. Franks Jr.

  • Peer review: Leaders discuss merits

    Oct 31, 2012

    Integrating peer review into the Army's evaluation system was discussed during the Q&A period at the end of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare's "Developing Leaders: The Key to Readiness, Sustaining the Profession, and Ensuring our Legacy" forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Leadership resolves to find 'right' family programs

    Oct 31, 2012

    In a town hall meeting with Army spouses, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno reiterated the Army's commitment financially to do everything possible to find the right programs to help families deal with the complexities of Soldier life.

  • Soldiers at NIE evaluating capabilities in tactical context

    Oct 31, 2012

    More than 3,800 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed to the field Oct. 15, 2012, to begin the evaluation of capabilities in a tactical environment.

  • New Warrior Leader Course to begin in January

    Oct 31, 2012

    Preparing Soldiers for the Army of 2020 means restructuring a critical link in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System chain that prepares Soldiers for future leadership -- the Warrior Leader Course.

  • CSA: Trust is bedrock of Army Profession

    Oct 26, 2012

    "Our profession is built on the bedrock of trust," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. "Trust is earned. It is not given. It is not rank-oriented. It is deeds, not words."

  • Melting Arctic ice will present new challenges

    Oct 25, 2012

    With ice melting in the Arctic Ocean, which is bordered by countries including Canada, Russia and the United States, more sea-faring traffic will appear there and more nations with economic interest in the region will arrive to exploit the resources there, said a panel of security experts during a forum, Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Westphal: Maintaining connection with American public critical to future of Army

    Oct 25, 2012

    "Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army are critical in connecting our Army with the American public, " said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal while discussing the future of the Army with 36 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during the 2012 CASA Fall Conference.

  • Austin says 'Soldiers Army's greatest asset'

    Oct 24, 2012

    "The greatest asset of the United States Army aren't our tanks or our helicopters or our sophisticated weapon systems. They are our people. You are what make ours the best and most powerful military in the world," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III.

  • Versatility critical to future Army capabilities

    Oct 24, 2012

    The Army is looking ahead as it prepares for the security challenges of 2020 and beyond. During the 2012 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, senior leaders highlighted the value of both adaptability and versatility as the Army focuses on this critical transition period.

  • Surgeon general talks resiliency, mental health, at AUSA

    Oct 24, 2012

    Emotional pain is real, the Army surgeon general told a group of Soldiers, family members and family readiness group leaders in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Soldiers, civilians to see results of Army Profession Campaign

    Oct 24, 2012

    Soldiers and Army civilians will start to see the implementation of the Army Profession Campaign beginning in January, senior Army leaders said, Oct. 22, 2012.

  • Army undertakes Civilian Workforce Transformation

    Oct 24, 2012

    Civilian Workforce Transformation creates a number of changes to personnel, management and training policies for Department of the Army civilians.

  • SMA: Soldiers must help with energy conservation

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said he believes the Army has drifted away from educating Soldiers about energy conservation.

  • CSA draws blueprint for complex global environment

    Oct 23, 2012

    The Army has revised much of its doctrine over the last year and will release more top-level doctrine over the next 10 months to lay out how it will operate in an "extremely complex environment," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

  • Army will prepare for future with regionally aligned forces

    Oct 23, 2012

    Future Army forces must be tailored to meet local requirements, must be rapidly deployable at lower echelons, and must be scalable from squad to corps level, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

  • AUSA forums to be webcast live

    Oct 22, 2012

    Soldiers and employees who cannot attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition can still watch events and panels online by visiting live webcasts listed at www.army.mil/professional.

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 22, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal visits the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. to underscore the extensive capabilities and interdependence of combined operations between Army Conventional and Special Operations Forces as well as to highlight the vital role of the JRTC as the Army trains Soldiers for current missions and prepares for future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Guard, Reserve to strengthen regional alignments

    Oct 22, 2012

    Gen. David. M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, provided his views on the way ahead for the Guard and Reserve during the Association of the U.S. Army's "MG Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast," Oct. 22, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • 2012 NCO, Soldier of Year named

    Oct 22, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna was named the Army's 2012 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Sgt. Saral Shrestha was named the Army's 2012 Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2012.

  • Army plans easier access to doctrine by 2015

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Army plans to have a new, easy-to-use method for Soldiers to access manuals and other military publications by 2015.

  • Army will do its job with less, secretary says

    Oct 22, 2012

    With budget cuts already in place, and more cuts possible next year -- the Army can expect there to be fewer resources around to accomplish a mission that will likely not shrink, said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

  • Research & Development underway for Abrams modernization

    Oct 22, 2012

    To help alleviate space, weight, and power constraints, the Army has launched the Abrams Engineering Change Proposal program designed to buy back as much space, weight, and power as possible by redesigning and modernizing many elements of the tank.

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 20, 2012

    Training bases like the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., will be central to preparing America's Army for future conflicts that could come up at a moment's notice, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, during a visit to Fort Polk, Oct. 19, 2012.

  • Every Soldier to be 'career ready' to transition

    Oct 20, 2012

    Soldiers will soon get more help transitioning from the Army to civilian life.

  • Odierno: Building trust with media important

    Oct 19, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told members of the 10th Annual Military Reporters and Editors Conference that he can't remember a time when trust was ever broken between the media and the military during his career.

  • Westphal: Collaboration with industry saves Army money

    Oct 19, 2012

    Industry forums such as this week's Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition can save the Army money through collaboration on best business practices, service officials said.

  • 2012 Army Best Warrior Competition: Day 3

    Oct 18, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's warriors, representing 12 commands from across the Army, reported to Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 15, 2012, to compete in the 2012 Best Warrior Competition. Described as the "Super Bowl" of Army competitions, the Best Warrior will celebrate its eleventh anniversary this year. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III oversees the annual three-day event, which names the Department of the Army's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Austin observes JRTC rotation, discusses health of force

    Oct 18, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III visited the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Oct. 11-12, 2012, to discuss the health of the force and observe a portion of the installation's first Decisive Action rotation.

  • JLTV program moves into EMD phase

    Oct 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army-led Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program is beginning a 33-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase to test and prepare the next-generation vehicles for a Limited User Test, Capabilities Production Document and Milestone C procurement decision in fiscal year 2015, service officials said.

  • Falcon Brigade training for new global threat

    Oct 18, 2012

    After 36 hours at Pope Army Airfield, double-checking their gear and rehearsing their mission, nearly 1,300 paratroopers took off into the night Oct. 9, 2012, on board 21 C-130 and C-17 aircraft.

  • Army fields next-generation radar

    Oct 17, 2012

    The Army has begun fielding new radar systems to protect forward-deployed forces.

  • Corps of Engineers learning to do 'less with less'

    Oct 17, 2012

    When money is tight and times are trying, families, corporations and government organizations alike can be heard around the globe repeating the timeless mantra, "do more with less."

  • Runners set for Army Ten-Miler showdown

    Oct 17, 2012

    "The Kenyan Connection" of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program is set to defend the International Cup in the 28th running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Pentagon.

  • Fort Jackson training new Soldiers with Virtual Battlespace 2 simulator

    Oct 16, 2012

    A Fort Jackson, S.C., battalion is piloting a new training tool that will look familiar to many new Soldiers. Virtual Battlespace 2 offers battlefield simulations that allow instructors to create new scenarios and engage the simulation from multiple viewpoints.

  • Cadet Command exceeds commissioning mission

    Oct 16, 2012

    For the second consecutive year Army ROTC has exceeded its Department of the Army-assigned mission.

  • Army offers early retirement opportunity for Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2012

    Soldiers with at least 15 but less than 20 years of service may be eligible for early retirement.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition begins at Fort Lee

    Oct 15, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest warriors converged at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 14, 2012, to engage in a fast-paced and intense battle against themselves and each other as participants of the premier Soldier skills competition.

  • Army completes first pilot Stryker exchange vehicle

    Oct 15, 2012

    Last week, the Army completed the first vehicle in their ground-breaking Stryker Double V-Hull exchange program. The program exchanges flat-bottom Stryker hulls for the newer DVH design.

  • 'Saber Junction' tests U.S., partners' interoperability

    Oct 15, 2012

    About 1,800 troops from 18 European nations are now training in Germany for the post-Afghanistan fight, using the U.S. Army's most-current doctrine for unified land operations.

  • Eighth Army leaders discuss way ahead in Korea

    Oct 12, 2012

    Eighth Army leaders discussed the way ahead in South Korea during an on-site conference at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Oct. 10-11, 2012.

  • 7th ID eyes Pacific, reactivates as Army's 'Stryker Division'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert D. Byers, 7th Inf. Div. command sergeant major, uncased the "Bayonet Division" colors at the unit's reactivation ceremony, Oct. 10, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Panetta spells out DOD roles in cyberdefense

    Oct 12, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department's responsibility in cybersecurity during a speech to the Business Executives for National Security meeting in New York, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Odierno visits JRTC for Decisive Action rotation

    Oct 12, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk Soldiers Oct. 9 during the start of a Joint Readiness Training Center training rotation for thousands of airborne, Special Operations and support Soldiers.

  • CSA salutes civilians for service to Soldiers, families

    Oct 12, 2012

    Five civilians were honored for their service to Soldiers and their families at a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, Oct. 11, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Westphal: No cuts to SOF, intel, cyber

    Oct 11, 2012

    Even as the Army faces a period of budget constraint, it will protect or increase funding for special operations, intelligence and reconnaissance programs, along with space and cyberspace capabilities, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal.

  • Women excel in new jobs

    Oct 10, 2012

    First Lt. Carolyn Majchszak and 2nd Lt. Stacey Sadowski are playing a significant role in Army history, although neither one of them sees it that way. For these women, and 37 others of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, they are just Soldiers doing their job.

  • TRADOC schools train joint, interagency, multinational students

    Oct 10, 2012

    By the end of fiscal year 2012, more than 500,000 Soldiers will have completed courses taught by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command instructors.

  • Smartcard pilot for spouses and retirees yields valuable feedback

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Army ended a smartcard pilot Oct. 1, 2012, for 900 Army spouses and retirees, who log on to Army private networks such as Army Knowledge Online and Army self-service sites.

  • Secretary of Defense tours RDECOM contributions to energy security

    Oct 9, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta learned about the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's contributions to national energy security during a tour of exhibits at the Pentagon, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Retroactive Stop Loss pay deadline set for Oct. 21

    Oct 9, 2012

    The final deadline for Soldiers, veterans and beneficiaries to file for Retroactive Stop Loss special pay has been set at Oct. 21, after which they will no longer be able to apply for the benefit which averages $3,600 per claim.

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