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  • 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.

  • Soldiers: Speak up to select new Improved Physical Fitness Uniform

    Oct 8, 2012

    The Program Executive Officer Soldier is offering an online survey to ask troops to choose from the which of the six proposed redesigned uniforms -- which include 32 improvements -- they like best. The survey opened Oct. 9 and will remain online until Oct. 29.

  • AMC commander explains how diversity is readiness challenge

    Oct 5, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, spoke at the 13th annual Diversity Leadership Conference to a luncheon audience of more than 100 attendees inside Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Services mark MRAP milestone, celebrate historic accomplishment

    Oct 5, 2012

    Defense officials and leadership from the Army and Marine Corps were joined by Vice President Joseph Biden, Oct. 1, 2012, to commemorate the rapid acquisition and delivery of thousands of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Iraq and Afghanistan, and to formally mark the start of the transition of the program's management to the services.

  • Odierno, Biden announce education milestone for military kids

    Oct 4, 2012

    More than 100 colleges and universities have signed on to a White House initiative to prepare educators for the unique needs of their military-connected students, Jill Biden announced Oct. 3, 2012, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

  • Shyu sworn in as assistant secretary of Army

    Oct 4, 2012

    Heidi Shyu was formally sworn into office as the as assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Oct. 4, 2012, by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, following her Senate confirmation.

  • Soldiers get 20 days to vote on new PT uniform

    Oct 4, 2012

    Soldiers have until Oct. 29, 2012, to vote on a possible replacement for the current Improved Physical Fitness Uniform.

  • Communication exercises in full swing as Army preps for its next large-scale network test

    Oct 3, 2012

    In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, the System of Systems Integration Directorate, with support from the Army Test and Evaluation Command, the Brigade Modernization Command and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, kicked off a four-week-long network validation exercise, last month.

  • Watervliet Arsenal joins shipping wars, saves taxpayer dollars

    Oct 2, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center in upstate New York is looking hard at its shipping process to squeeze more value out of its operations.

  • Army Marketing and Research Group to connect Soldiers to public, strengthen brand strategy

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Army Marketing and Research Group marked its full operational capability status with a ceremony Oct. 1, 2012, hosted by Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont.

  • Army tightens fitness standards for students entering professional military education

    Oct 1, 2012

    Pre-war height, weight and physical fitness standards are coming back for Soldiers entering professional military education courses, on or after Nov. 1, 2012.

  • Army developing new fixed-wing aircraft

    Oct 1, 2012

    The Army is refining an initial capabilities document for a new fixed-wing utility aircraft that is designed to replace more than 112 airframes with a common platform. The new platform should be able to perform a range of key mission sets and services, officials said.

  • CSA talks about suicide prevention

    Sep 28, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno opened the service-wide suicide prevention stand down Sept. 27, 2012, morning by announcing that 237 Soldiers have potentially taken their lives so far this year and that the Army will step up its resilience training to combat the problem.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl selects first 2013 players

    Sep 27, 2012

    The first two 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl players accepted their jerseys Sept. 25, 2012, from U.S. Army Recruiting Command's commanding general and deputy commanding general.

  • Westphal recognizes contributions of veterans, outlines future of Army

    Sep 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal was in Minnesota to show the Army's appreciation for National Guard Soldiers at Camp Ripley, and discuss the future of the Army with heroes from a different era.

  • DOD to revise sexual assault prevention training

    Sep 26, 2012

    Calling sexual assault "an affront to basic human values," Pentagon Press Secretary George Little announced today that the Defense Department is revising its sexual assault prevention and response training requirements.

  • Army aims outreach at Hispanic community

    Sep 26, 2012

    Soldiers of Hispanic heritage have a long and illustrious history of contributing to the Army above and beyond the call of duty, according to Mari Monserrate, the Army's Hispanic Outreach liaison.

  • SMA on suicide: 'It's okay to seek help'

    Sep 26, 2012

    "It's a source of strength to ask for help and we are all about being strong in the Army," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, on the eve of the Army-wide suicide stand-down.

  • Chaplains step up 'Strong Bonds' to halt suicides

    Sep 26, 2012

    As part of a push to prevent suicides, Army chaplains want 50,000 Soldiers and additional family members to attend their "Strong Bonds" retreats over the next three months.

  • Cone discusses command progress, suicide prevention during town hall

    Sep 25, 2012

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command led a town hall meeting Sept. 13, 2012, at Jacobs Theater on Fort Eustis, Va., where he shared the command's progress over the last year, and held a question-and-answer session with the Soldiers and civilians assigned to TRADOC.

  • Oct. 21 last day to claim stop-loss special pay

    Sep 25, 2012

    Soldiers, and veterans held under stop-loss authority between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2008, and their legally designated beneficiaries qualify for $500 for each month held in a stop-loss status.

  • Soldiers reminded about importance of voting

    Sep 25, 2012

    Today is National Voter Registration Day, and the Army wants Soldiers to recognize "the importance of voting, a right they have fought to defend," said Lt. Col. Paul Amrhein, chief of Soldiers Program Branch, Human Resources Command.

  • Army announces optimization of Intermediate Level Education

    Sep 24, 2012

    The Department of the Army announced today changes to improve Officer Intermediate Level Professional Military Education.

  • Westphal: National Guard key component in Army transformation

    Sep 24, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Gen. John Vessey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured Camp Ripley, Minn., Sept. 22, 2012. The visit was the first for Westphal and gave him time to meet Soldiers and receive a background of the Minnesota National Guard.

  • Trainers to help Soldiers 'optimize physical readiness'

    Sep 21, 2012

    The pilot course for the Army's new Master Fitness Training Program will hold its graduation ceremony, Sept. 21, 2012, at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Commanders key to success of new fitness program

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Master Fitness Training program, which was discontinued by the Army in 2001 and was recently reactivated, graduated its first pilot class, Sept. 21, 2012, at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • JPAC strives to bring home POW/MIA

    Sep 21, 2012

    Somewhere deep underwater and on the battlefields of World War II are more than 73,000 Americans missing in action. Thousands more are unaccounted for in Korea, the jungles of Vietnam, and other conflicts.

  • New transition assistance program ready for rollout

    Sep 21, 2012

    Parts of a new transition assistance program were tested this summer and TAP will be ready for all separating service members over the next few months, officials reported to lawmakers, Sept. 20, 2012.

  • Course redesigns produce better prepared Army recruiters, commanders

    Sep 20, 2012

    The general consensus among recent Recruiting Center Commander Course graduates is that the newly redesigned CCC is better preparing them to be leaders in small-unit recruiting and the Army Recruiter Course is better preparing Soldiers for recruiting duty.

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