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  • SMA Chandler engages 'Big Red One' Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler visited Fort Riley, Kan., Sept. 12, 2012, to get a better understanding of what is on the minds of America's fighting men and women.

  • Odds improve for Soldiers aiming for fellowships

    Sep 17, 2012

    Before last year, Soldiers applying for fellowships or scholarships could only choose one program per year. If they didn't get that program, they'd likely miss the deadline for another. That's all changed -- for the better.

  • U.S. Military Academy seeks to enhance science, technology ties

    Sep 17, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy educates and trains future Army leaders. This school is produces 19 percent of the Army's officers each year, but officials said they account for 75 percent of those with STEM degrees -- Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics.

  • Dempsey: U.S. must remain engaged with Muslim world

    Sep 17, 2012

    The recent anti-American demonstrations that have occurred in many Muslim countries "demands for us to be more engaged, not less engaged," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today during an aircraft flight from Sibiu, Romania, to Ankara, Turkey.

  • Leaders look at Army of the Future

    Sep 14, 2012

    As the Army transitions away from wartime commitments, what should the strategic focus be for future challenges and what will the Army of tomorrow and beyond look like?

  • West Point Branch Week offers education, mentorship for cadets

    Sep 13, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy's Department of Military Instruction hosted its first Branch Week, Sept. 10-15, 2012, bringing in several hundred tons of military equipment, vehicles and weapons for the academy's spin on a college career fair.

  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees on National Public Lands Day

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees at more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2012.

  • Hammack observes Ansbach's lean, green conservation machine

    Sep 13, 2012

    Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Ansbach, Germany, Sept. 12-13, 2012, to see energy-saving measures at work. Ansbach is the command headquarters for the Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt, informally known as the Franconian Military Community.

  • Hammack sees energy initiatives in Italy

    Sep 13, 2012

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Vicenza, Italy, Sept. 14, 2012, as her final stop on a 10-day tour of U.S. Army installations in Germany and Italy.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • Army, NFL report to Congress on brain-injury initiatives

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army has made more progress in studying traumatic brain injury in the last 10 years than it made in the previous 50, said the service's vice chief.

  • Suicide prevention: Reaching out a sign of strength

    Sep 12, 2012

    Service members facing behavioral health challenges should feel comfortable asking for help, Defense Department leaders said in Reno, Nev., this week.

  • NFL legend launches Suicide Prevention Fair

    Sep 12, 2012

    Dallas Cowboy legend and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker opened the Army Suicide Prevention Month Health Fair in the Pentagon courtyard here, Sept. 12, 2012, by penning autographs on posters, photos, magazines and replica helmets.

  • Energy experts gather in Heidelberg

    Sep 11, 2012

    The Installation Management Command Europe hosted an energy symposium for garrison leaders, energy managers and German civilian energy experts at Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 11, 2012.

  • On 9/11, Soldiers in Afghanistan reminded Army takes care of its own

    Sep 11, 2012

    Soldiers first entered Afghanistan less than a month after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York City, Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon. Eleven years later, Soldiers are still fighting there and Army leaders want them to remember the reason and know that while they battle abroad, their families back home are being taken care of.

  • 101st Airborne Division receives first female chaplain in combat arms unit

    Sep 10, 2012

    Capt. Delana I. Small, chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and a native of Springfield, Miss., arrived June 28, 2012, and was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division's first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

  • Army ready with vaccine for flu season

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Army has ordered nearly 2 million doses of vaccine to immunize all Soldiers, their families, civilian employees and retirees for the upcoming flu season.

  • Grass becomes 27th chief of National Guard Bureau

    Sep 10, 2012

    Gen. Frank Grass became the 27th chief of the National Guard Bureau in a Pentagon ceremony, Sept. 7, 2012.

  • Master fitness trainers make comeback

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Army's Master Fitness Training Course, discontinued in 2001, will soon be back. The pilot course for the new MFTC, which began Aug. 27, 2012, is underway at Fort Jackson, S.C., and the class of about 30 Soldiers will graduate Sept. 21.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Army units from across U.S. take part in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012

    Sep 7, 2012

    United States Army Soldiers flew thousands of miles from several of the 50 states, including Hawaii, California, Maryland, Alabama and Utah, to support the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance during 2012 Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise in South Korea.

  • Civil-Military Operations expert encourages West Point cadets to think globally, jointly

    Sep 6, 2012

    The West Point Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations hosted its first guest lecture Aug. 23, 2012, for cadets enrolled in the Center for Enhanced Performance's Information Literacy and Critical Thinking course.

  • Johnson: Ulchi Freedom Guardian increases readiness

    Sep 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army's operational-level commander in South Korea said exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian improved Eighth Army's mission readiness to serve as a joint and combined operational headquarters.

  • Army begins final phase of childcare fee changes

    Sep 5, 2012

    To coincide with a Department of Defense policy to standardize the cost of childcare across the Services, the Army will institute new fees for Child and Youth Programs beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Army advances networking, force-tracking technologies

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Army is preparing to send its next-generation "Blue Force Tracking 2" force-locating technology to Afghanistan. The system is faster and more efficient than its predecessor in providing important data to Soldiers who are on the move in combat, service officials said.

  • Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, 2012, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

  • Alaska Soldiers train 'Down Under'

    Sep 4, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska's 2nd Engineer Brigade, along with 36 other U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers, participated in the 12-day Australian Army Junior Leader Jungle Training Course, from July 30 to Aug. 10, 2012, in the jungles of the Australian Combat Training Center in the country's northeastern state.

  • SMA Chandler: Army must do better at keeping hazing in check

    Aug 31, 2012

    While hazing can be confused with a rite of passage into an organization, especially one as large as and with as much history as the military, it is something the Army does not tolerate, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, during a visit to Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Army mobilizes for first financial audit in its history

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Army is gearing up for an audit of its "Statement of Budgetary Resources" by 2014 and an audit of all financial statements by 2017.

  • 101st Airborne Division female Soldiers first to test prototype body armor

    Aug 28, 2012

    While advances in female Army Combat Uniforms are already available, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) first suggested changes be made to Improved Outer Tactical Vests for women in 2009.

  • September Army-wide stand down to support suicide prevention

    Aug 28, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III ordered an Army-wide suicide "stand down," scheduled for Sept. 27, 2012, as a way to empower leadership to prevent further loss of life due to suicide.

  • Dyson shatters 'brass ceiling' in Army Finance Corps

    Aug 28, 2012

    The first female finance officer to achieve the rank of major general has just been promoted, 92 years since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution tore down the last formal barrier to women's enfranchisement.

  • Army's newest general purpose round shows accuracy in rifle competition

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Army's new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round is performing well under combat conditions in Afghanistan, but how does it stack up during a rifle competition?

  • Army fire departments best in DOD

    Aug 27, 2012

    The Department of Defense's Best Large and Small Fire Departments of the Year awards have been won by Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Meade, Md., respectively.

  • McHugh meets with leaders during visit to Korea

    Aug 26, 2012

    During his recent visit to Korea, the Secretary of the Army toured the newly built quarters for unaccompanied senior Soldiers and family quarters at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, and he met with the senior officers and noncommissioned officers in on the peninsula.

  • Three-event APFT retained pending baseline Soldier physical readiness study

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Army will retain the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, pending a study to determine the best method to measure baseline Soldier physical readiness.

  • With force reductions, Army is looking at Soldier professionalism

    Aug 23, 2012

    During a recent visit to Fort Gordon, Ga., Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III told Soldiers that with force reductions coming, the Army will be eying those who best exemplify the qualities of a professional Soldier.

  • Fort Carson Soldiers win EOD team of year competition

    Aug 23, 2012

    A three-man explosive ordnance disposal team from Fort Carson, Colo., emerged victorious in the EOD Team of the Year competition held Aug. 13-17, 2012, at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Behavioral health study aims to improve health of the force

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the second phase of an ongoing behavioral health study taking place within the Third Infantry Division, Aug. 13-17, 2012, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • Dempsey: Transition in military uncomfortable, but necessary

    Aug 22, 2012

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the military must undergo three transitions in the coming years, with each dependent on finding the best way forward in lean economic times.

  • U.S. military athletes leave mark on London 2012 Olympic Games

    Aug 22, 2012

    More than 20 U.S. military athletes, coaches, training partners, family members and support personnel served as sports ambassadors to the world during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Changes to Comprehensive Soldier Fitness focus on families

    Aug 22, 2012

    Reflecting changes to the newly renamed "Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness" program, 32 Army spouses are now qualified to serve as master resilience trainers after completing a pilot course at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Shootings prompt interest in safety program

    Aug 22, 2012

    On July 20, a man walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., dressed in police riot gear, armed to the teeth and ready for violence. In a room full of Batman fans dressed in costume for the movie's premiere, the accused shooter, James Holmes, was just another masked face in the crowd until he opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others.

  • Secretary emphasizes Army's value in Pacific

    Aug 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh came to Hawaii Aug. 20, 2012, to discuss operations throughout the Pacific and to announce the next U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general for operations.

  • Half-million Army accounts migrated to Enterprise Email

    Aug 21, 2012

    About 500,000 Army accounts are now part of the Defense Department's Enterprise Email, according to leaders in the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Army G-6 office.

  • Field Artillery unit welcomes first female battery commander

    Aug 20, 2012

    Growing up playing sports and being a part of the rowing team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Capt. Christina Payne has always enjoyed being a team player. But just being another team member wasn't her fate as she makes her mark on the Army.

  • Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

    Aug 20, 2012

    Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland.

  • Eighth Army trains for new mission in South Korea during UFG

    Aug 20, 2012

    Eighth Army will train for its new mission as an operational Field Army headquarters during Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 20-31, 2012.

  • Army strives to improve civilian leader development awareness, access, participation

    Aug 17, 2012

    The three-day Army Civilian Training and Leader Development Symposium in the National Capital Region focused on improving awareness of and access to, and projecting requirements for Army civilian functional and leader development training programs and opportunities.

  • Army secretary visits U.S. Soldiers in South Korea

    Aug 17, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh thanked American Soldiers, civilians and families stationed in South Korea during a visit here Aug. 17 - 18.

  • Inputs into Army exercises increase command awareness of cyber threat

    Aug 17, 2012

    An increased focus on training and leader development can help commanders at all levels better understand the threat to America posed by adversaries in the cyber domain, said the commander of Army Cyber Command, during the Aug. 16 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association TechNet Land Forces East conference in Baltimore.

  • Army intel oversight agencies pool resources

    Aug 16, 2012

    A covenant signing took place in the Pentagon, Aug. 14, 2012, formalizing the consolidation of three Army intelligence activities into an organization with a new name.

  • First female four-star general retires from Army

    Aug 15, 2012

    The first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired Aug. 15, 2012, after 38 years in uniform.

  • Army Cyber tells AFCEA about measures to 'prevent, shape, and win'

    Aug 15, 2012

    The Army needs to integrate cyberspace considerations into operational planning across the board: That was the message Army Cyber Command presented to technology company representatives and contractors Tuesday.

  • ROTC seeks qualified enlisted Soldiers who want to become officers

    Aug 14, 2012

    "Operation Officership" is seeking applicants for the Green-to-Gold program.

  • Zero tolerance in Army for bullying, hazing

    Aug 13, 2012

    All service members have a personal responsibility to intervene in and stop any occurrences of hazing or bullying, said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, in a recent statement.

  • Disability review method changed

    Aug 13, 2012

    Senior leaders from I Corps, the Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center participated in a press conference at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to address questions regarding the Army's recent announcement about changes to how post-traumatic stress disorder cases are processed, the reinstatement of Col. Dallas Homas as commander of Madigan, and the way ahead for the base's medical community.

  • Panetta: National Guard, Reserve key to defense strategy

    Aug 13, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Soldiers and Airmen based at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station their service is critical to the defense strategy, Aug. 9, 2012.

  • Odierno to War College students: Education, adaptability key to future of Army

    Aug 13, 2012

    The Army Chief of Staff spoke to the Army War College student body Aug. 13, 2012, about strategic leadership and the strategic environment, through the lens of Army Initiatives.

  • Army CID wants more Soldiers as special agents

    Aug 13, 2012

    The Army's Criminal Investigation Command is looking for qualified applicants to become highly-trained criminal investigators.

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

    Through opportunities for professional development and education, the Army will shape the future civilian workforce, ensuring adaptive leaders with diverse experiences, who are able to solve complex problems -- an effort comparable to the development of Soldiers throughout their careers. Retaining and managing talent is a top priority for Army leaders, particularly during downsizing.

  • General: Readiness key to deterrence in Korea

    Aug 10, 2012

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for operations said readiness is the key to maintaining security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia.

  • Expert Infantryman Badge forum addresses relevancy

    Aug 8, 2012

    Senior enlisted and civilian leaders from Army installations worldwide gathered at Fort Benning, Ga., last week for a two-day Expert Infantryman Badge symposium.

  • First flight test successful for Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle

    Aug 8, 2012

    For more than 90 minutes, the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 7, 2012

  • Operational Energy Day shines light on Army's future

    Aug 8, 2012

    The Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass., is a glimpse into the Army's future. Testing is under way there on innovative technologies to produce and conserve energy, reuse water and dispose of waste.

  • Army Training Network reaches 5 million clicks

    Aug 7, 2012

    In July 2012, the Army Training Network achieved a significant milestone -- surpassing the 5-million-clicks mark since going live in April 2009.

  • Odierno discusses Master Fitness training, new doctrine during TRADOC visit

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno traveled to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., July 31, 2012, to receive briefings on TRADOC initiatives that impact both the current force and the Army of 2020.

  • Via takes command of AMC, becomes first 4-star signal officer

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin were in attendance at the promotion ceremony for Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command's deputy commanding general, at the Bob Jones auditorium in Madison, Ala., Aug. 7, 2012.

  • Dunwoody relinquishes command of Army Materiel Command

    Aug 7, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody relinquished command of Army Materiel Command during a ceremony at AMC's headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Aug. 7, 2012.

  • You posted what on Facebook?

    Aug 6, 2012

    With the 2012 Presidential election less than 90 days away, there are a number of things Soldiers and government employees need to keep in mind when it comes to being in military or government service and being involved in political activity.

  • New substance abuse program seeks better outcomes for 'nation's heroes'

    Aug 6, 2012

    Though an average civilian substance abuser requires six to seven admissions to a treatment facility before achieving sustained sobriety, a new military addictions program at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital aims to expedite that process and yield better, more long-lasting results.

  • Carter describes possible unintended effects of sequestration law

    Aug 3, 2012

    While the Defense Department can foresee the harmful effects of sequestration, the nature of the legislative mechanism makes it impossible to devise a plan that eliminates or substantially mitigates those effects, explained Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter in Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2012.

  • Army standardizes PTSD diagnosis, treatment

    Aug 3, 2012

    The Army, along with the other military services and the Department of Veterans Affairs, is standardizing the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Networked vehicle production in full swing at U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal

    Aug 3, 2012

    In October, the U.S. Army will begin fielding the first integrated group of networked technologies -- radios, sensors and associated equipment and software -- that will for the first time deliver an integrated voice and data capability throughout the entire Brigade Combat Team formation, from the brigade commander to the dismounted Soldier.

  • Army to stand up new civil affairs battalion at Fort Stewart

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Department of the Army announced Aug. 1, 2012, the planned activation of the 82d Civil Affairs Battalion at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • VA program offers vets between ages 35-60 new education opportunities

    Aug 2, 2012

    Unemployed veterans between 35 and 60 years old have an opportunity to begin a new career in one of more than 211 high-demand occupations by applying for enrollment in the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, launched as part of the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

  • Chandler meets Soldiers, families at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 2, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to learn more about post and, more importantly, spend time with Soldiers and their families.

  • Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

    Aug 1, 2012

    The first-ever, fully immersive virtual simulation training system for Soldiers is being fielded at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Dismounted Soldier Training System will be available for leaders to enhance their Soldiers' training in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program changes make Soldiers' transition easier

    Jul 31, 2012

    The president announced last month an initiative to expand programs designed to prepare service members for leaving the military. But before those initiatives were announced, the Army was already at work making improvements to the Army Career and Alumni Program, which is designed to help Soldiers move back into civilian life.

  • Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Jul 31, 2012

    In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Behavioral changes hold key to energy efficiency throughout Army

    Jul 31, 2012

    The Army's energy chief continues to press home the need for energy efficiency saying that stewardship of water and power resources begins with behavioral changes by Soldiers top down, not solely with investments in technologies and new equipment.

  • Army Medical Department, Army Medical Corps celebrate 237 years of faithful service

    Jul 30, 2012

    The Army Medical Corps and Army Medical Department celebrated 237 years of faithful service, July 27, 2012.

  • Fort Hood defends home turf, captures All-Army crown for third consecutive year

    Jul 29, 2012

    It's time to make more room in the Fort Hood trophy case. The III Corps Combatives Team added to its 2010 and 2011 titles by winning the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship, July 28, 2012, at Fort Hood, this time in a come-from-behind effort, passing 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Ga., on the final day of competition.

  • 'Pockets of excellence' across Army, but work still needs to be done on health of force

    Jul 27, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd Austin capped off a week-long series of visits to several Army bases, with a final visit to Fort Riley, Kan., July 27, 2012, to develop a better understanding of the "health of the force."

  • Marksmanship unit Soldiers ready to continue Olympic tradition

    Jul 26, 2012

    When President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in 1956 he did so to raise the standards of marksmanship in the U.S. Army. But unit lore says that he really wanted to beat the Soviets in the Olympics and needed the best the military had to offer all fall under one command and train with each other.

  • DOD to improve voluntary education safeguards

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Defense Department is nearing completion of an agreement with post-secondary schools to ensure service members have the best possible experience in continuing their education, a senior Pentagon official said, July 24, 2012.

  • General says ARCYBER progresses, prepares for cyberspace future

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Army's top cyberspace warrior told Congress that the work of the Army Cyber Command adds to national security. Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command, 2nd Army, testified before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, July 25, 2012.

  • Vice chief, Army leaders stop at Fort Hood to check health of force

    Jul 26, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III and his team of key Army leaders conducted their Health of the Force visit at Fort Hood, Texas, July 26, 2012.

  • Warriors worldwide come to Fort Hood for combatives championship

    Jul 26, 2012

    "Let's get ready to rumble," bellowed Brig. Gen. Dean Milner, III Corps and Fort Hood, deputy commanding general (Canada). And with that statement, the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship got underway at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center at Fort Hood, Texas, July 26, 2012.

  • Panetta: Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

    Jul 25, 2012

    A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they've gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.

  • Army Combatives Championship kicks off, III Corps to defend title

    Jul 25, 2012

    Soldiers from posts around the Army will take to the mats at Fort Hood, Texas, to begin their quest of being named the best in their respective weight class.

  • GFEBS completes final Wave for Full Deployment - changes way Army does business

    Jul 24, 2012

    During a time of increased scrutiny of government spending, the General Fund Enterprise Business System, or GFEBS, steps forward to transform the way Army manages its finance and real property accounting.

  • Army tightens body fat standards for some recruits

    Jul 24, 2012

    All male recruits age 17-20 who enlisted after May 16, 2012, must now have a body fat percentage of 24 or less before they begin basic training. For female recruits in that age category, their body fat must be at 30 percent or less.

  • Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence

    Jul 23, 2012

    A young researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has received top honors for scientific excellence.

  • DOD to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

    Jul 23, 2012

    Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, the Department of Defense and the Army will recognize veterans of the Korean War and will also commemorate the 59th anniversary of the July 27, 1953, signing of the armistice that ended fighting on the peninsula.

  • Army leaders to conduct 'health of the force' visits at 6 installations

    Jul 22, 2012

    Army senior leaders, led by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, will tour several Army installations this week to assess the health of the force.

  • Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

    Jul 20, 2012

    During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, 2012, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed about requirements to support the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, Army officials said the performance of systems in a controlled and repeatable environment will identify issues with equipment prior to placing it in an operational environment.

  • The green-gray line of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Jul 19, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is looking for a few good Soldiers. Soldier admissions officer Maj. Ryan Liebhaber has 85 slots for active duty Soldiers and 85 slots for reserve-component Soldiers in every class.

  • Army's Best Warrior Competition to get minor makeover

    Jul 19, 2012

    Expect this year's Best Warrior Competition to be a pulse-quickening, gut-wrenching affair. The Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year contest will play out Oct. 15-18 at Fort Lee, Va.