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  • Enlisted Soldiers RACE to West Point

    Mar 4, 2016

    "We are always seeking future leaders for our officer corps. Nearly 15 percent of each West Point class can come from prior service," said Col. Deborah McDonald, adding that she welcomes even greater numbers.

  • Army Trials athletes learn to manage energy, increase mental focus

    Mar 3, 2016

    Athletes need to achieve and maintain a certain level of energy to be able to compete and perform at their best when it matters most. Knowing how to manage your energy is even more important for the wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans participating in the 2016 Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army budget focuses on asymmetric threats

    Mar 3, 2016

    "The Army must produce units ready today to win decisively … against an aggressive Russia or its surrogates," said Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy."

  • Fort Riley Spouse of the Year focuses on health, wellness of spouses

    Mar 3, 2016

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "I'm just a really nice person with a big heart," Michele Bradfield, wife of Capt. Jakob Bradfield, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, said. "I'm really ambitious and I have lots of goals."

  • Toolkit improves cybersecurity

    Mar 2, 2016

    The capability will rapidly provide unit commanders and program managers with current, comprehensive information on their cyber posture.

  • Army seeks to lighten Soldier loads using robots

    Mar 2, 2016

    Soldiers carry out missions while humping over 100 pounds of gear, but could do more if their burden was eased by robotics such as the Squad Maneuver Equipment Transport, said a leader working to modernize Soldier systems.

  • Army wants lighter, better protective equipment for Soldiers

    Mar 2, 2016

    The Army's been focused on lightening the load carried by Soldiers for some time now, in both equipment and protective gear. The effort has benefited male Soldiers in combat units -- and it will benefit the female Soldiers who will join combat units in the future, Army leaders told congressmen.

  • Eating right, reduce the risk of chronic disease

    Mar 1, 2016

    Eating right is an important part of feeling and looking your best. Also, healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools you have to reduce your risk of chronic disease.

  • Journey to Army Trials

    Mar 1, 2016

    Fort Bliss, Texas - For Spc. Stephanie Morris, participating at Army Trials 2016 is about more than just competition. It's a way for her to honor her friends and those Soldiers from her unit who died when they were hit by indirect fire in Afghanistan on June 18, 2013.

  • Sources Sought Notice for Stryker lethality improvements

    Mar 1, 2016

    A Sources Sought Notice was issued today by the U.S. Army for the next major upgrade to the entire Stryker Family of Vehicles, focused mainly on lethality improvements. These improvements will encompass both the flat-bottom hull and double v-hull platforms, and will not be limited to cannon application and improvement.

  • Integration of cyberspace capabilities into tactical units

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Army's efforts to integrate operational cyberspace capabilities into its tactical units took another big step forward during a recent training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The cyber participation in the training was a key element in the Army's ongoing Cyber Support to Corps and Below pilot, designed to help the Army develop how it will build and employ cyber in its tactical formations.

  • Four reasons the upcoming NCO town hall matters to Soldiers

    Feb 29, 2016

    The command sergeant major who oversees the training and education for the backbone of America's Army will conduct the service's first live-streamed town hall focusing on noncommissioned officer development March 3 from 5-7 p.m. EST.

  • Joint Multinational Training Command to support Ukraine mission until 2020

    Feb 26, 2016

    Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, also known as JMTG-U, is in its second rotation training Ukrainian Ministry of Defense (MOD) forces at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in western Ukraine. The JMTG-U mission is part of ongoing efforts to contribute to Ukraine's long-term military reform and professionalism and to help improve the country's internal defense capabilities and training capacity.

  • Soldiers accept out-of-this-world mission aboard space station

    Feb 26, 2016

    Sending Soldiers into space may seem unusual for an Army that conducts a large part of its missions on the ground, but during the next two years NASA's International Space Station will have at least one active duty or retired Army astronaut on board.

  • Home-station training taking big budget hit

    Feb 26, 2016

    Combat training centers are being "fully funded" to ensure readiness "to defeat a peer competitor," but units are not being trained at the installation level because of budget priorities, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn told lawmakers.

  • SMA outlines top Army priorities to lawmakers on Capitol Hill

    Feb 26, 2016

    As the Army draws down to 490K Soldiers, many will be looking for civilian careers, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said the service has "invested heavily" in ensuring they are successful.

  • Task Force Jesup search for lost equipment in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2016

    A joint venture between 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Army Sustainment Command and 401st Army Field Support Brigade that began in March 2014 continues today. The mission, known as Task Force Jesup, centers on establishing an accountability trail for $2.2 billion worth of equipment 'lost' in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2015.

  • Laser weapons development by 2023

    Feb 25, 2016

    Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close."

  • 'Soldier for Life' continues to serve as 32nd Army under secretary

    Feb 25, 2016

    Patrick J. Murphy, a third-generation veteran and the first Soldier from the Iraq War elected to Congress, was officially sworn in as the 32nd under secretary of the Army in a Pentagon ceremony, Feb. 24.

  • Increased manpower must come with funding

    Feb 24, 2016

    The Army would like to see a few more Soldiers in the ranks, if it were authorized by Congress -- but only if those additional Soldiers are funded to keep them war-ready, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • New mortar system lighten the load for Soldiers

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has received a $4.6 million contract to start a new product line for the 81mm mortar system that will help reduce an infantryman's fatigue and movement time over a cross-country route.

  • Corps of Engineers launches safety campaign, 'Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourn'

    Feb 23, 2016

    To heighten awareness for the use of life jackets, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently launched a new water safety campaign titled "Life Jackets Worn ... Nobody Mourns."

  • Dyson outlines Army 2017 budget request, chief focus on readiness

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Army budget request for fiscal year 2017 totals a little more than $148 billion and includes a 1.6 percent raise for Soldiers. But this year's budget request, said Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller, was developed with a focus on boosting readiness.

  • How NCOs can change a climate and strengthen a squad

    Feb 22, 2016

    Noncommissioned officers have always led from the front, but a new grass-roots initiative empowers them to effect change across the spectrum. Not in My Squad, or NIMS, is an assessment begun in October 2015 by Sgt. Maj. Of the Army Daniel Dailey as part of the campaign to fight sexual assault and harassment, then expanded to the long-term improvement of junior leaders.

  • Winning in a complex world, Foundry Program promotes intelligence readiness

    Feb 22, 2016

    To win in a complex world, Military Intelligence Soldiers must be technically skilled and alert, and thrive in difficult locations with coalition partners and other branches of the U.S. military. Their job -- and ultimately the safety and security of U.S. service members -- relies on having the latest techniques to collect, analyze, exploit and disseminate intelligence for battlefield and theater commanders.

  • Army seeking '3rd offset strategy' to dominate enemy

    Feb 22, 2016

    "Our adversaries have begun to catch us in technology and in some cases, we believe, may overmatch some of our systems," said a senior intelligence adviser.

  • Via: Youth must be mentored toward STEM careers now

    Feb 21, 2016

    When's a good time to start mentoring youth for their futures and to get them interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM? Right now, said Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Science is brewing at Natick - Early research sets foundation for advances

    Feb 19, 2016

    A chemical engineer is at the heart of NSRDEC's early research to improve Soldier health and performance.

  • Deadlines approaching for officers, warrants, to apply for transfer to cyber branch

    Feb 18, 2016

    Deadlines are approaching for active Army commissioned and warrant officers interested in joining the Army Cyber Branch under two Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program efforts.

  • STEP provides noncommissioned officers roadmap to promotion

    Feb 18, 2016

    "The message is that STEP is important, and if you want to get promoted, you've got to get to school," said Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr.

  • Hodges represents US at OSCE military doctrine seminar in Vienna

    Feb 17, 2016

    VIENNA, Austria -- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, attended the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's High-Level Military Doctrine Seminar, here, Feb. 16.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe. Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York. The project is protecting drinking water and also sustaining this rural community.

  • Cavalry Brigade Combat Team assumes new design, transition nearly complete

    Feb 17, 2016

    Armies have to be adaptable. They have to be capable of changing themselves in response to the evolution of warfare, and the U.S. Army has been in a state of change since 2003 when it began to move toward a modular design.

  • Researchers mitigate Soldier stressors with science

    Feb 16, 2016

    Army researchers are trying to better understand the types of stress Soldiers could encounter in combat that might cause degraded performance. They are also looking into ways to mitigate those stress factors, said Dr. Mike LaFiandra.

  • Army selects 3-D printed unmanned aircraft systems concept for future experiment

    Feb 16, 2016

    Each year, the U.S. Army conducts a series of technology demonstrations known as the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments, or AEWE. The event is the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's live, force-on-force experiment.

  • Soldiers dominate Armed Forces Cross Country

    Feb 16, 2016

    Three Soldiers finished among the top 10 runners in America while leading All-Army to the men's and women's team titles in the 2016 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships on Feb. 6 at Rivers Edge Golf Course in Bend, Oregon.

  • Leaders transforming Army business operations

    Feb 16, 2016

    The scope of the Army's business operations is comparable to a Fortune Top 20 company, Lt. Gen. Tom Spoehr told senior Army leaders.

  • Army Hosts Industry Day for Improved Medium Tactical Vehicles

    Feb 12, 2016

    This week Army leaders took an important step toward a new competition for improved Medium Tactical Vehicles by sharing lessons learned and planned improvements with interested industry partners.

  • Short-range air defense back in demand

    Feb 12, 2016

    The Army is looking at placing more short-range air-defense capabilities in brigade combat teams.

  • Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment 'Polar Bears' return home from Afghanistan

    Feb 11, 2016

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Approximately 350 Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos" received a warm welcome home during ceremonies held, Feb. 4 and 8 at Magrath Sports Complex after returning from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Lieutenants lead the way in pre-Ranger training

    Feb 11, 2016

    After a week of voluntary sleep deprivation and complete physical exhaustion, 11 Soldiers completed pre-Ranger training here, Feb. 5.

  • Expeditionary networked force becoming reality, say generals

    Feb 11, 2016

    The goal of achieving an expeditionary, uninterrupted mission command network is taking shape but is still "a work in progress," said Brig. Gen. Willard M. Burleson III.

  • Commission voices concern over budget cuts

    Feb 11, 2016

    The decision to draw down the Army budget and end strength was based on a set of assumptions that has proven to no longer be true, said now-retired Gen. James D. Thurman.

  • Cockroach-inspired robotics research opens new doors for missions

    Feb 11, 2016

    Supported by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, researchers from the University of California-Berkeley have developed a small, crawling robot that mimics a cockroach's ability to squeeze through confined spaces.

  • Leader perspective: NCOER to define tomorrow's leaders

    Feb 10, 2016

    Since the start of this calendar year, noncommissioned officers across the Army have fallen under a new rating system that's unlike anything they've seen for a generation but will help ensure NCOs exemplify the Army Profession.

  • Army surgeon general receives third star

    Feb 10, 2016

    The Army formally welcomed the service's 44th surgeon general Tuesday and promoted Nadja Y. West to lieutenant general. She became the Army's first black woman to hold the rank and the highest-ranking woman of any race to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Army Reserve offers $25,000 bonus for most warrant officer specialties

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Army Reserve needs more warrant officers, a senior leader told 7th Mission Support Command Soldiers.

  • Acting Army secretary visits Bagram Airfield

    Feb 9, 2016

    Ascertaining the needs of deployed Soldiers was a paramount concern for the acting Army secretary when he visited Bagram Airfield, Feb. 4-6.

  • FY17 budget provides raise for Soldiers but focuses on readiness

    Feb 9, 2016

    In its fiscal year 2017 budget request, the Army - similar to its sister services - has requested for Soldiers a 1.6 percent pay raise, the largest increase in four years.

  • Army needs appropriated funds to ensure energy security

    Feb 5, 2016

    While the Army is making great progress meeting its energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, this is not enough, said Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and sustainability.

  • White Sands Missile Range to host annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 5, 2016

    The 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March is gearing up to step into another record-breaking year at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 20. The event is an active history lesson and a true test of endurance.

  • Registration open for Best Sapper competition

    Feb 4, 2016

    Applications for engineers wanting to compete for the title of Best Sapper are now being accepted. The 10th, three-day competition is set to take place on Fort Leonard Wood, the home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, from April 19 to 21.

  • Dailey reiterates importance of readiness, image during Fort Drum visit

    Feb 4, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed Soldiers, Families and others about the importance of overall Army readiness: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's number one priority, and individual Soldier readiness during a time with end-strength reductions.

  • Carter previews FY2017 defense budget request

    Feb 3, 2016

    Addressing diverse global challenges requires new thinking, new postures in some regions and new and enhanced capabilities, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said this morning during a preview of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request.

  • Soldiers who vote could impact important issues

    Feb 2, 2016

    The primaries are already underway and the general election will be held Nov. 8, but it's not too late for Soldiers to participate and make their voices heard.

  • Army reveals plan to fully integrate women into all MOSs, combat units

    Feb 2, 2016

    Acting Army Secretary Patrick Murphy and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley told lawmakers the Army is opening the door to every job a Soldier can hold regardless of gender.

  • Carter announces 12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

    Feb 1, 2016

    The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Spending time with newborns important, Soldiers say

    Feb 1, 2016

    It's important for mothers and fathers to have time to bond with their infants following birth, said two Soldiers with newborns who are pleased with the Department of Defense policy change that lengthens maternity leave.

  • Army Airborne Board convenes for inaugural meeting

    Feb 1, 2016

    The newly formed Army Airborne Board held its inaugural meeting on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 28.

  • Dailey inspires new generation of Soldiers

    Jan 30, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey is becoming something of a folk hero among a new generation of Army Soldiers.

  • Via: Army Contracting Command 'moving in right direction'

    Jan 29, 2016

    Army Contracting Command is "moving in the right direction," Army Materiel Command's commanding general said.

  • Partnering for leadership

    Jan 28, 2016

    Maj. Gen. William Hickman, U.S. Army Central's, USARCENT, deputy commanding general-operations, and USARCENT captains partnered with officers from the Kuwaiti 35th Armored Brigade for a leader professional development conference at the 35th Brigade headquarters, Jan. 25. The leaders learned about the Battle of the Bridges, a battle at the beginning of Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait 25 years ago, and the part the 35th Bde. played in the battle as a way to show the history and pride the Kuwaiti Servicemembers have in their unit.

  • Guard should retain Apaches, force must stand at 980K, commission says

    Jan 28, 2016

    The National Commission on the Future of the Army, or NCFA, made its recommendations public today at the Hall of States in Washington, D.C. Chief among those recommendations, one of 63 in total, is that the Army National Guard should retain some of the AH-64 Apache helicopters it currently has.

  • The 2016 Pro Bowl Draft hosted on Wheeler Army Airfield

    Jan 28, 2016

    The 25th Infantry Division in conjunction with U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, hosted the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft in the hangars of the 25th CAB on Wheeler Army Airfield, Jan. 27. "Since 2011, USAA has been the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL," stated Maj. Gen. Ret. Jason Kamiya, USAA Senior Vice President of Contact Center and Regional Strategy. "Using that platform we launched the "Salute the Service" Campaign, which brings the NFL to military servicemen and women and vice versa."

  • Ground breaks at Fort Hood for largest renewable energy project in Army

    Jan 28, 2016

    Fort Hood, federal and local officials broke ground here during a ceremony for a massive energy project for the installation, Jan. 28.

  • 5-4 Cav and JAF training finishes in grand fashion

    Jan 27, 2016

    After 12 weeks of shoulder to shoulder training, Jordan's Princess Basma 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion concluded its successful partnership with U.S. Army Central's 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, with an urban live-fire exercise Jan. 19-21.

  • Army to go universal with UAS operator training

    Jan 27, 2016

    The Army is working toward a universal control interface for unmanned aircraft systems that will help operators pilot more than one type of UAS.

  • 5-4 Cav partners with Jordan's 3rd Mech Brigade, improves interoperability

    Jan 26, 2016

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Central's 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, partnered with soldiers of the Jordanian Armed Forces to plan and execute an ongoing mission readiness exercise near the JAF's Joint Training Center, Jordan, that began, Jan. 17.

  • Milley assesses 'aggressive' Russia, others, as challenges for US, ally security

    Jan 22, 2016

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley has always said readiness is his No. 1 priority. The Army has a legal and moral obligation, he said, to be prepared. During a presentation Jan. 21, the general laid out some ideas of what he believes the Army must be ready for - some examples of why readiness is important.

  • Solarium: Some warrants get more broadening than others

    Jan 21, 2016

    Warrant officers told Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Combined Arms Center, and other senior leaders that it's hit or miss when it comes to broadening assignments, depending on the branch and command.

  • Simulation center carries Medal of Honor Soldier's legacy forward

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center, named for the Medal of Honor recipient, provides immersive training at Fires Center of Excellence.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Acting secretary of the Army wants to expand, export Fort Hood successes

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Soldiers transition to civilian life and he wants to export those successes to the rest of the force.

  • Solarium: Warrants want to get in STEP with professional military education

    Jan 20, 2016

    Warrant officers told Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Combined Arms Center, and other senior leaders that within their ranks, professional military education should be mandatory for promotions.

  • Solarium: Warrants need training, Army over-relies on contractors

    Jan 19, 2016

    Two major problems impact readiness, warrant officers said at the first-ever chief of staff of the Army-sponsored Warrant Officer Solarium, at the Command and General Staff College, Jan. 15.

  • Carter: Lasting defeat of ISIL depends on coalition strength

    Jan 14, 2016

    Delivering a lasting defeat to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant must be a global effort, and coalition partners and others must step up their contributions to the escalating fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  • Vice chief: Creative leaders needed in Army aviation

    Jan 14, 2016

    In a rapidly changing global security environment, coupled with declining military budgets, the Army needs top-notch aviators trained by creative and experienced commanders who can wring the most out of what little training budget they have, the Army's vice chief of staff said.

  • Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

    Jan 13, 2016

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.

  • Army Fee Assistance program for child care moving back to contractor

    Jan 13, 2016

    A program that helps Soldiers with off-post child care expenses will begin transitioning from the Government Services Administration, or GSA, to a contractor, Feb. 22.

  • Army helps to meet nutritional needs of Mars astronauts

    Jan 12, 2016

    Researchers in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are working on two projects for NASA to help meet the nutritional needs of astronauts at a space station and astronauts traveling to Mars.

  • Enlisted aide crafts interesting career menu

    Jan 12, 2016

    Had it not been for his mom's cooking, Staff Sgt. Marc Susa said joining the Army might never have happened and he never would have been named Enlisted Aide of the Year.

  • Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

    Jan 12, 2016

    Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.

  • US Army holds All-American Bowl in San Antonio

    Jan 11, 2016

    Tens of thousands of people made their way to the Alamodome to watch the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 9.

  • Commissary stores set record for paper, plastic, cardboard recycling

    Jan 11, 2016

    The numbers are in: military commissaries surpassed their fiscal 2015 environmental goals for recycling and diverting waste from landfills.

  • AMC leverages Army Reserve to save time, money

    Jan 11, 2016

    The Army's highest-ranking logistics leader visited the largest mission command headquarters in the Army Reserve.

  • Kazakhstan army visits US Army Central

    Jan 6, 2016

    A contingent from the Kazakhstan armed forces recently visited U.S. Army Central and South Carolina to learn ways to build its military forces as it transitions from a conscript to an all-volunteer army.

  • Commander: Russia's actions require new approach in Europe

    Jan 6, 2016

    For two decades, the United States "hugged the bear" in Europe, but that has to change, the commander of U.S. European Command said.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2016

    Soldiers, of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed Soldiers, of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and their four AH-64E Apache Guardians on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Jan. 6.

  • Russia naming US a threat does not change Dunford's perspective

    Jan 5, 2016

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters traveling with him here that a new Russian national security strategy document naming the United States as a threat does not change his perception of the threat posed by Russia.

  • Troops wrap Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation at Coleman

    Jan 5, 2016

    Cold drizzle fell on Staff Sgt. Christopher Couture's face as he checked inventory paperwork on the front slope of an M1A2 Abrams tank at Coleman Worksite.

  • As Army shrinks, higher quality, more innovation prevails

    Jan 5, 2016

    As the Army force shrinks to its lowest levels since World War II, the service's top manpower leader said it's also transitioning to a higher quality and more innovative team.

  • First female West Point commandant of cadets assumes new role

    Jan 5, 2016

    For the first time in its history, the Army has installed a female officer as the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video

    Dec 30, 2015

    A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.

  • Waterborne Soldiers arrive home in time for the holidays

    Dec 30, 2015

    Thirty 545th Transportation Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waterborne Soldiers arrived home just in time for the holidays after completing a six-month deployment to Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Dec. 23.

  • U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

    Dec 29, 2015

    A career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more than two-and-a-half decades later.

  • 2015 marks enormous advances for women

    Dec 28, 2015

    Women's strides made big news throughout 2015, with graduating from Ranger School, to the appointment of the first African-American female Army surgeon general to Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening up all military occupational specialties to women.

  • Many US troops serving overseas during holidays

    Dec 24, 2015

    Thousands of U.S. service members and Defense Department civilians are serving around the world during the holidays to protect America, its interests and its allies.

  • Milley, Dailey focus on leader development with US Army Central

    Dec 23, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited U.S. Army Central Soldiers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 18.

  • 2015 banner year for Army medicine

    Dec 23, 2015

    Army medical researchers continued to make great strides during 2015 in new technologies designed to save lives, reduce injuries and improve Soldier physical performance.