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  • Vice Chief wants outcome-based system for transitioning Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2011

    With the Army facing a force downsizing the Army needs to do a better job preparing Soldiers for life after the military, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli told transition officials at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 1, 2011.

  • Fierce rivals Army-Navy bring roar to new gridiron

    Dec 5, 2011

    The Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen, one of the fiercest rivalries in all of college sports, will rumble on to FedEx Field at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 10, 2011.

  • Eighth Army honors legendary Korean War leader

    Dec 2, 2011

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored the U.S. Army general who helped to save South Korea by holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter in 1950, during a memorial ceremony Dec. 2, 2011, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Branches revealed for West Point's Class of 2012

    Dec 2, 2011

    Cadets of the Class of 2012 at the U.S. Military Academy discovered how they will serve as officers in the U.S. Army -- whether it be Infantry, Quartemaster, Air Defense or in any of the 16 branches -- during a branch notification ceremony Dec. 1, 2011.

  • Judge denies pre-trial motion in Hasan case

    Dec 1, 2011

    In a pre-trial hearing Wednesday in the case of U.S. v Maj. Nidal Hasan, defense attorneys asked the military judge, Col. Gregory Gross, to recuse himself.

  • Man's best friend helps him deal with PTSD

    Dec 1, 2011

    Former Soldier Luis Carlos Montalván spoke at the Pentagon Library, Nov. 30, 2011, about the book he wrote that documents his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and how his service dog "Tuesday" helped him.

  • Army football fans have something to cheer about

    Dec 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Military Academy Black Knights football team is gearing up for the 12th Army-Navy Game to be played Dec. 10, 2011, in Landover, Md.

  • 3rd ACR transitions to Strykers, changes name

    Nov 30, 2011

    The Brave Rifles troopers of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment transitioned from an armored unit to a Stryker unit and welcomed a new command team.

  • Eighth Army supports flood relief operations in Thailand

    Nov 29, 2011

    With less than four days of notice, an Eighth Army medical assessment team deployed to Thailand to conduct a health assessment in the flood-stricken country.

  • EPA partners with Army on 'Net Zero' effort

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army and the Environmental Protection Agency are collaborating on the Army's "Net Zero" initiative to conserve energy and water while recycling waste at military installations.

  • 'Master black belt' cited for leaning medical retention boards

    Nov 29, 2011

    Shane Wentz, a "master black belt" in Lean Six Sigma, was honored at the Pentagon during a ceremony to recognize winners in the 2011 Army Lean/Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program, Nov. 29, 2011.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Nov 29, 2011

    Practitioners of Lean Six Sigma were recognized Nov. 29, 2011, for streamlining Army business processes that help save the Army money.

  • MilConnect is new online portal for DOD beneficiaries

    Nov 28, 2011

    A range of information about Defense Department benefits information and eligibility is now available online, the director of the Defense Manpower Data Center said yesterday.

  • Conference IDs transnational criminal organizations as concern

    Nov 28, 2011

    Trans-national criminal organizations are on the rise in the Western Hemisphere, and their power, range, influence and weaponry have become more than law enforcement can handle in many parts of the region.

  • Ingram promoted, sworn in as Army National Guard director

    Nov 28, 2011

    Maj. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr. was simultaneously promoted to lieutenant general and assumed the duties of the director of the Army National Guard during a Pentagon ceremony.

  • Fox Sports broadcasts from U.S. Army post in Korea

    Nov 25, 2011

    Fox Sports broadcasted from the American military headquarters post at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • Bidens host holiday dinner for wounded warriors

    Nov 25, 2011

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, hosted an early Thanksgiving feast for wounded warriors and their families in their home at the U.S. Naval Observatory Monday.

  • Army launches new SHARP course for trainees

    Nov 23, 2011

    The Army has rolled out a new sexual-assault prevention program aimed at all Initial Entry Training Soldiers.

  • Army successfully launches Advanced Hypersonic Weapon demonstrator

    Nov 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command successfully launched an Advanced Hypersonic Weapon demonstrator Nov. 17, 2011.

  • Deadlines to mail Christmas packages approaching

    Nov 23, 2011

    If you want to send cookies or crocheted underwear to your Soldier overseas and have it in his hands before Christmas, the time to drop it in the mail is now -- or at the latest, Dec. 17.

  • Veterans get boost as Obama signs tax credits into law

    Nov 22, 2011

    President Barack Obama delivered a clear message today when he signed two new tax credits into law to increase the hiring of military veterans and wounded warriors.

  • Anniston Army Depot resets 1,000th Stryker

    Nov 22, 2011

    Over a two-year span, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., and General Dynamics Land Systems have reset 1,000 Strykers.

  • Army safety video wins international award

    Nov 21, 2011

    The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.

  • Panetta: Future rests on partnerships, modernization

    Nov 21, 2011

    The key to meeting challenges facing the United States and its allies lies in partnerships and modernization, as they near a turning point after a decade of war and adapt to new challenges and priorities, said Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Nov 21, 2011

    Building Homes for Heroes welcomed Sgt. Joel Tavera home to his newly built house in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011.

  • Green Berets honor President Kennedy in ceremony

    Nov 18, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr., commander of U.S. Army Special Forces Command, and 2nd Lt. Christopher Kennedy McKelvy, great nephew of President John F. Kennedy, laid a wreath at Kennedy's grave Nov. 17, 2011, in a ceremony to honor the fallen president's commitment Special Forces Soldiers.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses top issues at Fort Bliss

    Nov 18, 2011

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Bliss Nov. 17, 2011, where the Army is testing systems that will make up the network of tomorrow.

  • TRADOC holds junior leader forum as part of Unified Quest program

    Nov 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is hosting the Army Profession Junior Leader Forum at Fort Sill, Okla., as part of TRADOC's Unified Quest program.

  • Vice chief visits Network Integration Evaluation

    Nov 17, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli met with Soldiers and key leaders of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Nov. 15, 2011, to get an update on the Network Integration Evaluation and first-hand feedback on some of the Army's newest communication technology.

  • Panetta, Dempsey: U.S.-Iraq partnership will continue

    Nov 16, 2011

    Iraq and its forces are prepared to cope with the security challenges they will face after U.S. troops withdraw, and the U.S. seeks to continue a relationship with Iraq based on mutual respect and interests, Defense Department leaders told Congress today.

  • U.S., Australia expand military relations

    Nov 16, 2011

    President Barack Obama joined Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard today to announce expanded military-to-military relationships between the two countries as they commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Australia-New Zealand-U.S. alliance.

  • 'Spirit of Hope' recipient volunteers in memory of son

    Nov 16, 2011

    Giving of her talents and spirit defines the life and essence of this year's Army recipient of the Spirit of Hope award, Janice Bridges.

  • Military researchers discuss finding more bang for buck

    Nov 15, 2011

    Military officials mingled with thousands of industry representatives Nov. 7-10, 2011, for MILCOM 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The annual event is touted by its organizers as the "premier international conference for military communications."

  • Commanding troops 'on the move' during NIE

    Nov 15, 2011

    The Army is evaluating the mission command-on-the-move capabilities that allow Soldiers to communicate vertically and laterally through voice and data in a tactical operational environment.

  • Soldiers test network, shape future of Army

    Nov 15, 2011

    The Army has committed 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, to evaluate new technologies and network capabilities that are shaping the Army's evolving tactical network.

  • Survey offers Soldiers chance to improve leadership in Army

    Nov 15, 2011

    The Center for Army Leadership will be asking Army Soldiers to fill out a survey this month to evaluate how noncommissioned officer and commissioned officers lead.

  • Army planning 'Continuum of Service' between components

    Nov 15, 2011

    Known as the Continuum of Service, the Army Reserve wants Soldiers to have the ability to move between the active and reserve components, and civilian service.

  • 'Open season' begins for federal employee health care

    Nov 15, 2011

    Even if a federal employee is happy with current health insurance, officials say it's probably a good idea to do at least a little research during "open season," which began Monday and runs through Dec. 12.

  • Paying tribute to America's veterans

    Nov 14, 2011

    President Barack Obama placed a wreath honoring America's veterans at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia, on the 93rd anniversary of the armistice ending World War I.

  • President honors veterans of all eras

    Nov 14, 2011

    "Whether you fought in Salerno or Samarra, Khe Sanh or the Korengal, you are part of an unbroken chain of men and women who have served this country with honor and distinction," said President Barack Obama as he thanked veterans Nov. 11, 2011, at an observance in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Veterans Day kicks off photo contest to showcase overseas duty

    Nov 11, 2011

    A contest of photographs depicting the daily life of military deployments and overseas assignments, as captured through the camera lenses of military members, veterans and diplomats, kicked off Veterans Day.

  • Sesame Street launches site to help separated kids

    Nov 9, 2011

    In an effort to relieve confusion and anxiety that children feel during their parent's deployments, the non-profit organization behind television's "Sesame Street" has created a new digital initiative.

  • Obama announces jobs initiatives for veterans

    Nov 9, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced executive orders today to give tax credits to employers who hire post-9/11 veterans and wounded warriors, as well as enhanced career counseling and related services for veterans.

  • McHugh says Guard remedy for military, civilian divide

    Nov 9, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh told members of the National Guard Nov. 9, 2011, that military leadership is concerned about the divide between society and the less-than-1-percent that serve in uniform.

  • Delegates tackle issues at Baumholder AFAP Conference

    Nov 8, 2011

    Doing away with the civilian five-year rule, converting contract positions to GS positions, home-based business restrictions and overcrowding in single Soldier housing are just a few of the issues concerning the Baumholder community are some of the issues brought up at the local annual Army Family Action Plan conference Oct. 19 and 20, 2011.

  • Survey shows lack of Army civilian leader development

    Nov 7, 2011

    Findings in a Center for Army Leadership annual survey indicate the quality of civilian leadership is favorable and appears stable, but improvements are needed in leader development.

  • New light machine gun aims to 'SAW' Soldiers' load

    Nov 4, 2011

    A series of tests under battlefield conditions were conducted to see how a prototype light weight machine gun and its distinctive ammunition impact Soldier effectiveness in battle

  • McCain, Lieberman receive NDU Foundation award

    Nov 4, 2011

    Senior defense and national security leaders were on hand here yesterday as the National Defense University Foundation honored Arizona Sen. John McCain and Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman at its American Patriot Award dinner.

  • Service chiefs: Sequestration damage could be irreversible

    Nov 3, 2011

    Damage to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps could be irreversible if the Budget Control Act's "sequestration" provision takes another $600 billion from the defense budget, the military service chiefs said.

  • TSGLI expands eligibility to help more injured

    Nov 3, 2011

    The Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance is now open to service members of all components -- whether injured in war or back at home.

  • 40 Bronze Stars awarded to Japanese-American vets

    Nov 2, 2011

    More than 66 years after hostilities ended in World War II, 40 Americans were presented the Bronze Star medals they deserved for combat service in that conflict.

  • Award-winning female aviator says challenges same for men as women

    Nov 2, 2011

    Before taking home the 2011 leadership award from the non-profit Women in Aerospace organization, Col. Laura J. Richardson said she believes the challenges for both men and women in Army aviation are largely the same.

  • Umatilla facility destroys last ton of mustard blister agent

    Nov 2, 2011

    Nearly 50 years of chemical agent storage came to an end Oct. 25, 2011, with the destruction of the last ton container of mustard blister agent in the Metal Parts Furnace at the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.

  • McHugh says balance needed as war draws down

    Nov 2, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh believes that with the drawdown of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, talented Soldiers will need to be retained while Army infrastructure draws down, and the American people and war fighters need to maintain a connection.

  • Japanese-American vets earn nation's highest civilian honor

    Nov 2, 2011

    Hundreds of former Soldiers, wearing blue and red veterans caps bearing the names of their World War II units, walked, shuffled or were wheeled in to the Capitol Visitors Center here, Nov. 2, to witness the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded for their bravery and contribution to country more than 66 years ago.

  • Army's 'March 2 Success' tops 1 million registrants

    Nov 1, 2011

    Since 2003, nearly 1.1 million people have registered in "March 2 Success," an online test-preparation program for youth that continues to average about 14,000 new registrants every month.

  • 100th Infantry: Cane fields to Congressional Gold Medal

    Nov 1, 2011

    Mitsuo "Ted" Hamasu will receive the Congressional Gold Medal Nov. 2 for his service in the Army during World War II as part of the all-Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion.

  • CSA challenges Army War College students to define, develop Army of future

    Oct 31, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno challenged the Army War College Class of 2012 to use their time at the Army War College to reflect, think, discuss and publish papers because they will be the ones who develop solutions to the many national security challenges we face in the future.

  • 442nd legacy takes Soldiers from 'enemy aliens' to heroes

    Oct 31, 2011

    Japanese-American veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team will receive Bronze Stars Nov. 1 and Congressional Gold Medals Nov. 2, 2011, for their contributions during World War II.

  • Dempsey: Troops mission-focused despite budget worries

    Oct 28, 2011

    While U.S. troops are concerned about how the country's budget issues will affect them and their families, service members take their profession seriously, the nation's top military officer said.

  • CFC marks 50 years of giving; on track to make goals

    Oct 28, 2011

    In the past 50 years, federal employees and service members have raised some $7 billion for charities and are striving to continue the trend in this year's Combined Federal Campaign.

  • AER increases grants to injured Soldiers

    Oct 27, 2011

    Army Emergency Relief has increased the amount of its grants to wounded warriors evacuated from theater.

  • Army testifies to Congress on acquisition, technology

    Oct 27, 2011

    By this time next year, the Army will have a good idea about alternatives for the ground combat vehicle program, Army leaders told Congressmen Wednesday. They said the GCV will be the first combat vehicle developed to operate in an improvised-explosive device and hybrid-threat environment.

  • Postal Service sets holiday mail deadlines

    Oct 26, 2011

    The United States Postal Service and Military Postal Service Agency have released deadlines to ensure packages arrive to Military and State Department post offices overseas by December 25, 2011.

  • Nation honors military families' sacrifices

    Oct 25, 2011

    November is Military Family Appreciation Month, with the Army continuing its focus on building strong, resilient families.

  • Jewish Chaplains Memorial unveiled at Arlington

    Oct 25, 2011

    A sleek, granite memorial inscribed with the names of 14 Jewish Chaplains who died while in military service now stands beside memorials to their Roman Catholic and Protestant brethren on Chaplains Hill at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.

  • Recruiting Command accomplishes 2011 missions

    Oct 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command achieved its fiscal year 2011 active and Reserve recruiting missions.

  • Survivors present issues to leadership at Army Family Action Plan Summit

    Oct 25, 2011

    Survivors outlined their top recommendations to Army leadership this month at the conclusion of the Survivor Outreach Services Army Family Action Plan Summit.

  • Conference of American Armies kicks off in Peru

    Oct 25, 2011

    The Conference of American Armies, consisting of armies from Caribbean, Central, North and South American countries, kicked off Monday in Lima, Peru.

  • Soldiers excel at Pan Am Games shooting

    Oct 24, 2011

    Soldiers earned six gold medals during marksmanship events at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 16-22, 2011.

  • Army business system GFEBS now operational worldwide

    Oct 24, 2011

    The most advanced financial management system in Army history, the General Fund Enterprise Business System, is now operational worldwide.

  • Army to use new uniform for Soldier burial clothing

    Oct 24, 2011

    The Army Liaison Team at the Dover Port Mortuary will begin using the new Army Service Uniform for deceased Soldiers effective January 1, 2012.

  • Army Child Care fees increase for 2011-2012 school year

    Oct 24, 2011

    Fees for Army child care and related child and youth programs increase between now and Dec. 1 as part of a phased program designed to reduce the impact of a changed Department of Defense policy.

  • Fort Hood sponsorship program reinvigorated

    Oct 21, 2011

    At the Copeland Soldier Service Center, a small but dedicated group of civilians and Soldiers is making sure the Fort Hood, Texas, sponsorship program starts off on the right foot.

  • Online language training now earns promotion points

    Oct 21, 2011

    Soldiers can now earn up to 16 promotion points for completing language instruction with the Headstart2 language training program.

  • Army Under Secretary promotes critical partnerships in South America

    Oct 21, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal completed a week-long visit to Chile and Brazil aimed at gaining a better understanding of the missions and operations and to ensure the U.S. Army is supporting efforts to promote security and stability in Chile and Brazil.

  • Panetta, Shinseki discuss more transition support for vets

    Oct 19, 2011

    Ways to help separating service members and veterans prepare for and launch civilian careers topped the agenda during Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's visit yesterday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

  • Army chefs learn from Culinary Institute of America

    Oct 19, 2011

    Army chefs from around the world are learning master-level secrets and techniques from instructors at the Culinary Institute of America.

  • Garmisch signs anti-bullying policy, leads pilot program for U.S. Army

    Oct 18, 2011

    Principal Debbie Parks and Deputy Garrison Manager Jeff Darrow signed an anti-bullying policy Oct. 18, 2011, before the student body of Garmisch Elementary-Middle School, Germany.

  • Army CID warns against romance scams

    Oct 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command continues to receive hundreds of reports of various scams involving persons pretending to be U.S. Soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Demo Humvee burns 70 percent less fuel

    Oct 18, 2011

    The Army temporarily halted its testing of a unique fuel-efficient tactical vehicle so the "FED Alpha" could be shown to senior leaders and displayed in the nation's capital.

  • Army leaders discuss challenges, solutions with War College students

    Oct 18, 2011

    Senior members of the Army staff joined Army War College students in seminar to address the complex, strategic issues and challenges that will face the 368 students when they complete their studies in June 2012.

  • Biden, Odierno support military children

    Oct 17, 2011

    Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spoke on behalf of military children, at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's national conference, citing the challenges and stresses they endure to an audience of child support professionals from across the nation.

  • MEDCOM aims to apply 'Medical Home' model worldwide

    Oct 17, 2011

    The Army Medical Command is working to improve care by focusing on creating clinics based on small-group family practices.

  • Legislation could expand Reserve role in homeland security

    Oct 16, 2011

    Legislation being considered by both houses of Congress could provide the Army Reserve broader authority to call up troops for homeland security and also allow the force to deploy units for operations lasting 120 days or less.

  • Army transforms for future of Soldiers, families, nation

    Oct 14, 2011

    To ready itself for the future, the Army is transforming installations and housing as well as its use of fuel, water and energy.

  • Squad needs 'overmatch' capability

    Oct 13, 2011

    The Army is working to provide the infantry squad an overmatch in combat capability through the network and immersive training.

  • Army overhauling personnel management

    Oct 13, 2011

    The all-volunteer force can expect several changes in terms of promotion, evaluation and professional development as the Army looks at new strategies for overhauling its personnel management system.

  • Army leadership renews commitment to families with Army Family Covenant

    Oct 13, 2011

    Top Army leadership renewed the Army Family Covenant, the Army's formal commitment to support Soldiers and their families, with a signing this week at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Army modernizing, networking its future force

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army must provide Soldiers with the best equipment possible, while ensuring affordability and the ability to network everything together, top Army acquisition and equipping officials said.

  • Enemy strategy to 'bleed us by a thousand cuts' at squad level

    Oct 12, 2011

    To overmatch the enemy, leaders must focus on bringing the nine-man squad into the 21st century, said Maj. Gen. Robert Brown in a briefing to senior military leaders, coalition forces and industry representatives Tuesday.

  • Long Range Surveillance Soldiers tell their story

    Oct 12, 2011

    Long Range Surveillance Soldiers from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade relayed the story of their recent deployment to the area south of Kandahar, Afghanistan, to an engaged audience during a "Warriors Corner" presentation at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Army remains Soldier-focused in constrained environment

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army is focusing on bringing the Soldier more capabilities faster, through a culture of teamwork and collaboration, streamlining logistics, and increasing industry interactions, while also concentrating on affordability and efficiencies.

  • Army must prepare to 'do less with less'

    Oct 12, 2011

    Looming budget cuts across the Department of Defense mean the Army must be prepared to conduct business with less funding, and the service's senior officer said this may also mean doing less.

  • Chief consoles gold star families

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army has come a long way when it comes to caring for gold star families, but it can do more, the chief of staff of the Army told survivors and other family members here Tuesday.

  • Army leaders warn against shrinking the force

    Oct 12, 2011

    This weekend, Army leaders used the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting to warn against steep cuts to the Army that could excessively shrink the force, making it difficult to meet the demands of a complex and volatile strategic landscape.

  • TRICARE investigates beneficiary data breach

    Oct 11, 2011

    The TRICARE Management Activity is reviewing its data protection policies and procedures in the wake of a data breach involving personal health information of an estimated 4.9 million military clinic and hospital patients.

  • Army leaders cite acquisition improvements

    Oct 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army is making substantial progress with numerous ongoing efforts designed to improve the acquisition process, service leaders told reporters Oct. 10, 2011, at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Army wants more Soldiers back on deployable status

    Oct 11, 2011

    Decreasing the number of Soldiers who are medically unfit for deployment has become a major focus of the U.S. Army Medical Command and a topic of discussion at AUSA.

  • Army leaders pledge to continue family support

    Oct 11, 2011

    Family programs remain important and their budgets will not be used to fund other initiatives, the secretary and chief of staff of the Army pledged Monday.

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