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  • Obama stresses country's debt to veterans

    Nov 12, 2015

    Americans must do more than simply recognize what veterans mean to the country one day a year, President Barack Obama said here today.

  • Heritage, education center shows every Army story is important

    Nov 12, 2015

    Much of history is lost to the simple passing of time. Monuments erode, pictures and news articles are lost, memories fade; what survives is usually the fantastic, or large in scale. Books record major events, like the Civil Rights movement, or devastating wars, like World War II. They talk about central personalities and battles, but few annals ever reach down into the ranks of the every day. Few histories record the personal stories of those who were living in times upheaval.

  • Experts: Winning cyberwar takes getting talent management right

    Nov 12, 2015

    Talent management is essential for getting the right people in the right place, at the right time, for any Army job - but especially for cyber, an Army manpower leader said.

  • Iraqi army 'glad to see' 82nd Airborne

    Nov 12, 2015

    Service members with the Iraqi Security Forces were glad to see the U.S. Army back in Iraq, said Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division, who recently returned from an advise, train and assist mission there.

  • Groberg receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Nov 12, 2015

    Medically-retired Capt. Florent A. Groberg became the 10th living service member to receive the Medal of Honor, Nov. 12, for selfless actions on the battlefield in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Veterans spin war stories at Double Nickels Speakeasy

    Nov 10, 2015

    They were Soldiers once, Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. They stood straight and strong and proud. They were brave, heroes even. Some volunteered. Some were drafted. They fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. They served in combat, they served in occupation forces and they served stateside.

  • 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley honors Vietnam veterans

    Nov 9, 2015

    To show Vietnam-era veterans the gratitude and honor many didn't receive while on active duty, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley hosted the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony on the post's Marshall Army Airfield, Nov. 6. More than 150 veterans from every branch of service attended the ceremony from as far away as Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming and Indiana.

  • Milley: Russia No.1 threat to US

    Nov 9, 2015

    Russia should be considered the No. 1 threat to the United States for two reasons, its capability and its intent, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • Restaurants offer troops free meals for Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2015

    In appreciation for military service, many restaurants across the nation are offering free meals to veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day.

  • US Army, Belizean Security Forces conduct counter-drug operation

    Nov 6, 2015

    Belizean security forces and Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered during Operation CARACOL, a marijuana eradication mission, led by Belizean intelligence forces throughout various sectors of Belize, Oct. 26-30.

  • Milley visits injured service members in San Antonio

    Nov 5, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley visited wounded service members during a town hall-style meeting at the Center for the Intrepid on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 2015.

  • Leaders see competence, confidence grow in Iraqi army

    Nov 5, 2015

    When Col. Curtis A. Buzzard deployed to Iraq again in January 2015, he admitted that he was initially concerned about building trust and confidence in the Iraqi army, "but it happened almost immediately."

  • Rucksack may someday power Soldiers' gear

    Nov 4, 2015

    A novel attachment to the Soldier's assault pack might someday reduce the number of batteries carried to power night-vision devices, radios and other equipment, as well as help make dismounted patrols less fatiguing.

  • CID warns of extortion, blackmail scams

    Nov 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the Army community to be aware of Internet extortion and blackmail scams and report any instance, where a Soldier, Army dependent, or Army civilian is or has been faced with threats involving the payment of money or other valuables.

  • Dahl promoted, takes command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command

    Nov 3, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl took command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson during a change-of-command ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theater in San Antonio, Nov. 3.

  • Setting the theater: Planning today provides options for tomorrow

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Army G-4 staff has undertaken a number of expeditionary-focused initiatives to improve the Army's ability to set theaters and meet global requirements.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Tobyhanna, industry merge talents to repair new technology

    Nov 2, 2015

    With an eye to the future, Army aviation officials recently merged the talents of Tobyhanna Army Depot and Rockwell Collins to repair cutting-edge technology used on the CH-47F Chinook helicopter.

  • Wounded warriors, Prince Harry inspire each other

    Oct 30, 2015

    It's not every day you get to meet a prince, but several of America's injured service members were given that chance yesterday, showing off their adaptive sports skills to Britain's Prince Harry, who visited Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to officially launch the 2016 Invictus Games.

  • TRADOC opens app store

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Army's Training and Doctrine Command has stood up its own online app store to bring the command's body of knowledge to Soldiers where they are most likely to ingest it: online and on the move.

  • Expert: Rapid modeling of new systems vital to countering threats

    Oct 29, 2015

    Winning in an increasingly complex world means overcoming unforeseen and rapidly-emerging threats, Dr. Jeffrey Holland said. The Army and the rest of the Department of Defense cannot yet effectively counter unanticipated threats with new weapons systems, he argued, because to get from design to program of record to fielding takes upwards of 10 years. In the meantime, new technology "disrupts that program of record."

  • First Army completing 'Bold Shift' transformation

    Oct 29, 2015

    First Army is three years ahead of Department of the Army's schedule for transforming to a focus on pre-mobilization training for the reserve components.

  • Army University brings more than just credit hours to table

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Army University is an umbrella organization similar to any state university system. Its main function is to bring together all Army schools, training and education facilities, research capability and libraries under one roof.

  • Helmet that saved NCO's life returned to him

    Oct 28, 2015

    A bullet fired by a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan missed hitting Staff Sgt. Joseph McKenzie in the head by about a quarter of an inch. Instead, his Advanced Combat Helmet took the brunt of the impact. After he got fixed up by the medic for superficial wounds, he pressed on for another 12 hours of fighting.

  • New notification system alerts employees on, off post

    Oct 27, 2015

    Alerting employees and on post Family members is guaranteed with a new four-prong notification system at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pennsylvania.

  • New NCO Evaluation Report to eliminate evaluation inflation

    Oct 27, 2015

    On Jan. 1, the Army will have a new tool to promote, retain and assign its noncommissioned officers: an upgraded NCO Evaluation Report.

  • Carter, Milley bid farewell to McHugh

    Oct 23, 2015

    The defense secretary and Army chief of staff hosted a farewell tribute to outgoing Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Oct. 23.

  • Coca-Cola joins 561 corporations promising to hire Soldiers

    Oct 23, 2015

    "We again and again find that the young people we bring in [to corporate America] from the military, turn out to be very strong associates. They've been tested. They've been trained. They've been through adversity. They've proven themselves," Mark P. Rahiya said.

  • Army mariners complete trans-Pacific voyage supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 23, 2015

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold C. Clinger, returned here, Oct. 22, after completing the first Army-watercraft trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • Army installations kick off voting season

    Oct 21, 2015

    The U.S. Constitution mentions numerous rights that America's forefathers believed every citizen should have. One of those rights is mentioned in the Constitution more than any other - the right to vote.

  • Football legends Bleier, Staubach discuss Vietnam War experiences

    Oct 21, 2015

    Army combat veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he's often asked what it's like to be in combat.

  • Ground combat system upgrades focus on weight, lethality

    Oct 20, 2015

    Ground combat vehicle modernization efforts are moving forward, on schedule and under budget, the ground combat systems program executive officer told reporters last week.

  • Reserve officer becomes third female to earn Ranger tab

    Oct 19, 2015

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee Reserve officer, who serves with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, became the third female ever to successfully complete the legendarily rigorous Ranger course on Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16.

  • Hammack: Installations must also be resilient

    Oct 19, 2015

    The Army's been talking about Soldier resilience for years. But Army installations must also be resilient, said the assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • New course for E7s begins as part of NCO education overhaul

    Oct 18, 2015

    A new Master Leader Course pilot begins this week as part of a revamping of noncommissioned officer education and professional development.

  • Field commanders report on global efforts to build stability, relationships

    Oct 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific Command, said he's often asked about China and the relationship with that powerful and important nation.

  • Carter: Unstable budget harms defense capabilities

    Oct 15, 2015

    For the seventh year in a row Congress has failed to pass a defense appropriations bill in time for the fiscal year, and for four years the Defense Department and other agencies have struggled against sequestration impacts, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.

  • Army communications chief: Net modernization a critical enabler

    Oct 15, 2015

    Pointing to the need for "an agile, globally- responsive force that must deploy with little to no notice anytime, anywhere," the Army chief information officer told the media, Oct. 14, that "network modernization is a critical enabler."

  • Army surgeon general: 'Engagement' key to civilian readiness

    Oct 15, 2015

    Civilian workforce "engagement" is another way to bolster Army readiness, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho said.

  • Army dedicates Pentagon corridor to sergeants major of the Army

    Oct 15, 2015

    It was 1966 when the Army first appointed a Sergeant Major of the Army. On Oct. 15, the service designated a portion of the Pentagon to highlight the importance of the position and the noncommissioned corps.

  • Groberg to receive Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan

    Oct 14, 2015

    An American Soldier who was born in France, lived in Spain, and later moved to the United States with his family where he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001, will receive the nation's highest military award for actions in Afghanistan.

  • Unmanned aircraft: New kid on block flexing muscle

    Oct 14, 2015

    "It's a tactical capability working at a strategic distance." That's what Army Col. Courtney Cote told a gaggle of mostly aviation and aerospace media at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Tuesday. He was talking about unmanned aerial systems - the new player on the battlefield that, Cote asserts, is here to stay.

  • Dailey: 'Not in My Squad' works to empower NCOs

    Oct 13, 2015

    "Not in My Squad" is a grass-roots approach to creating a climate of dignity, respect and cohesion, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Practice postal security every day at work, home

    Oct 13, 2015

    It's that time of year again when cards, letters, and packages are delivered to homes and offices across the country and around the world.

  • Milley dispels 4 seductive myths of warfare

    Oct 13, 2015

    The Army "exists for a single purpose and none other: to fight and win wars in defense of the United States of America. That's it. Fighting and winning wars is our raison d'être," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

  • Army University part of leader development emphasis

    Oct 13, 2015

    Leader development is important to ensure the Army's success in a complex world, emphasized officials during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Senior leaders: Budget cuts may jeopardize Family readiness

    Oct 13, 2015

    Caring for the health, happiness and well-being of Army Families is not only a moral obligation, it's a readiness issue. And it's one that is being threatened by budget cuts, senior Army leaders told Family members during a forum at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Monday.

  • 'Not in My Squad Assessment Resource' now online for self-improvement

    Oct 12, 2015

    Today, the Army launched a new website, "Not In My Squad Assessment Resource," a tool designed to help improve squad leaders' professional development and make good squads even greater, said Sgt. Maj. David L. Stewart.

  • McHugh: America needs its Army

    Oct 12, 2015

    During his 7th and final opening address during this year's Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Army Secretary John M. McHugh hammered home the importance of ground forces in winning wars, and maintaining American security and dominance.

  • With STEP, promotions dependent on education, training

    Oct 12, 2015

    The sergeant major of the Army told a roomful of senior noncommissioned officers, or NCOs, that a "monumental change" to NCO education and training is just over the horizon and it promises to be an emotional topic.

  • 'Not in My Squad' takes root in 1st Infantry Division

    Oct 9, 2015

    The Army's new "Not in My Squad" initiative is taking hold in the ranks of the 1st Infantry Division, and the impact is already creating waves among the junior leaders who took part in related working groups, Oct. 5-8.

  • Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division take over mission in eastern Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2015

    Starting early in the morning Oct. 6, a steady flow of helicopters began shuttling in NATO, U.S. and Afghan military leaders from the surrounding area to Tactical Base Gamberi to witness the transfer of authority ceremony for Train, Advise and Assist Command -- East.

  • Army Ten-Miler participants encouraged to 'run to honor'

    Oct 8, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend, are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • IMCOM G9 launches "Run to Honor" campaign

    Oct 7, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C ., or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • Allyn: Soldiers bring talent, ethics to private workforce

    Oct 7, 2015

    During the next six to eight years, the Army will draw down by some 250,000 Soldiers. Continued sequestration will mean an additional 15,000 Soldiers could also be involuntarily separated.

  • Dailey to Best Warrior Competitors: this is unlike anything you've done before

    Oct 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier enlisted competition representing major commands from across the force wouldn't be complete without the presence of the Army's top enlisted Soldier.

  • McHugh signs directive regarding breastfeeding, lactation support

    Oct 6, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has approved Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy).

  • Perkins provides senior NCOs clarity on future Army

    Oct 5, 2015

    In an age of uncertainty, Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spent the morning of Sept. 30 providing clarity on the Army's operating concept and the role of the senior noncommissioned officer in mission command.

  • Army asks manufacturers for their ideas on replacement Apache engines

    Sep 29, 2015

    Last week, the Army asked industry to provide preliminary design review proposals for the Improved Turbine Engine Program, or ITEP, which will eventually replace the existing General Electric T700-GE-701C/D engines that now power AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.

  • SMDC has high hopes for low-cost launcher

    Sep 25, 2015

    Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Test Execution Support Division developed a transportable, mission-configurable, 25,000 pounds-capacity Transportable Target Launcher, or 25K TTL, to support Department of Defense operational testing of theater-class tactical ballistic missile targets.

  • Cyberattack No. 1 threat, says brigade commander at NIE 16.1

    Sep 25, 2015

    "The greatest threat I face as a brigade commander on the battlefield is not [enemy] tanks, snipers or IEDs," said Col. Chuck Masaracchia. It's defending the network.

  • Global warming: Army health readiness concern?

    Sep 22, 2015

    Climate change might be the most significant threat facing the Army's health readiness in the future, one Army science advisor said.

  • Fanning to be nominated as Army secretary

    Sep 21, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced his intent Friday to nominate seven individuals to key administration posts, included among those is Eric K. Fanning, who will be nominated for the position of Army secretary.

  • Army names best post financial institutions

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Army recently named two financial institutions that operate on its installations as being the best among their peers in 2014.

  • Dempsey visits U.S. troops in Estonia

    Sep 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took part in his final official overseas troop event Tuesday while visiting with U.S. rotational forces in Estonia.

  • Carter honors 3 who stopped gunman on Paris-bound train

    Sep 17, 2015

    On Aug. 21, three childhood friends were on a train bound for Paris when they heard a gunshot. Amidst screams and commotion, they quickly focused on a man wielding an AK-47, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Platoons use skills at mortar range in Poland

    Sep 16, 2015

    There's a lot of coordination that takes place between a mortar platoon and the fire support specialists (forward observers) to ensure their lethal rounds make their way to the proper target.

  • Army Criminal Investigation Command seeks Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2015

    The latest "Wanted" poster released by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking applications from qualified Solders to train and serve as sworn federal law enforcement agents.

  • Milley co-hosts Pacific conference in Bali

    Sep 15, 2015

    The U.S. and Indonesian armies officially opened the 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference today in Bali, Indonesia.

  • Vice chief, supporters honor wounded vets on Ride 2 Recovery

    Sep 12, 2015

    In 2012, Stefan LeRoy, a cavalry scout with the 82nd Airborne Division, stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan while carrying a fellow Soldier who was injured. LeRoy's world had just been turned upside-down. In that instant, he became a double-amputee, losing one leg above the knee and the other just below the knee.

  • With 'Yudh Abhyas,' 7th Infantry Division welcomes Indian soldiers

    Sep 12, 2015

    For the first time in its 11-year history, Exercise Yudh Abhyas came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, bringing with it 150 soldiers from the Indian army.

  • West Point ranks as the No. 2 public college in the US

    Sep 10, 2015

    A report released by U.S. News & World Report's 2016 edition of Best Colleges, Wednesday, ranked the U.S. Military Academy at West Point the No. 2 Top Public College along with several top five rankings in undergraduate engineering programs and high school counselors top college picks.

  • M119 howitzer still plays critical role for Army

    Sep 9, 2015

    More than two decades have passed since the first M119 howitzer rolled off the production line at Rock Island Arsenal - Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, yet it remains one of the Army's primary direct and indirect fire support assets.

  • Multinational Kosovo Force fights more fires in mountains

    Sep 9, 2015

    Multinational Kosovo Force emergency response teams were activated to respond to continuing forest fire threats, Sept. 5, in the mountains outside Dragash in southern Kosovo.

  • Dailey hosts town hall in Wiesbaden, Germany

    Sep 8, 2015

    Having the courage to stand up in front of hundreds of your peers, leaders and subordinates is no easy feat, especially when speaking with the current sergeant major of the Army, but that is exactly what U.S. Army Europe Soldiers recently did in Wiesbaden, Germany today.

  • Army Emergency Relief gives junior Soldiers direct access

    Sep 8, 2015

    Army Emergency Relief has just made it easier for junior Soldiers to request interest-free loans and grants.

  • Soldiers stay on the pulse of readiness, proficiency

    Sep 8, 2015

    At times, trying to learn a new skill can be an intimidating endeavor, yet with practice, the uneasiness of the process blossoms into confidence. Learning new skills and procedures, which one can follow to save the life of the Soldier next to them, may prove invaluable.

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Special agents get their start on Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army's version of crime scene investigators get their start on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, attending the U.S. Army Military Police School.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 receives class rings

    Sep 3, 2015

    In a ceremony that began with the Class of 1835 to honor the tradition of the Long Gray Line, the Class of 2016 received their class rings during a ring ceremony at Trophy Point here, Aug. 28.

  • TRADOC deputy talks culture, language

    Sep 3, 2015

    The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center welcomed Lt. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command on Fort Eustis, Virginia, to the Presidio of Monterey, California, Sept. 2.

  • Dailey visits Soldiers in Texas

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited troopers, from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 27. Dailey asked Soldiers about their well-being, leadership, and answered some of their questions about the future of the Army.

  • Ranger School hangs out 'all Soldiers welcome' sign

    Sep 2, 2015

    From now on, the Army's Ranger School will be open to any female Soldiers who meet the criteria.

  • US, Poland conduct section live-fire exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    During the past few months, U.S. Soldiers, of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, have been working to build cohesive and responsive teams that are able to perform their duties of scouting ahead for the main body of a U.S. or allied force.

  • Changes coming to TRICARE pharmacy benefit

    Sep 1, 2015

    A new law going into effect Oct. 1, 2015, requires most TRICARE beneficiaries to get brand name maintenance drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. If beneficiaries keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs, they will have to pay the full cost. Active duty service members are exempt from the law's requirement.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • New Bilateral Security Agreement deadline for contractors to take effect Sept. 1

    Aug 27, 2015

    Existing provisions of the Bilateral Security Agreement take full effect Sept. 1, impacting Department of Defense and NATO coalition contractors working in Afghanistan, local officials here said.

  • Army prepares systems, partner nations for network exercise

    Aug 27, 2015

    Several unit command posts and a full fleet of tactical vehicles are built and ready to be equipped with the most advanced technology the Army has to offer.

  • Guardsman to get Soldiers Medal for subduing gunman on train

    Aug 26, 2015

    Spc. Aleksander R. Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded the Soldiers Medal - the United States Army's highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy.

  • NATO allies jump into Swift Response 15

    Aug 26, 2015

    More than 1,000 paratroopers, from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and six other allied nations including Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom conducted an Airborne Joint Forcible Entry mission as a part of Swift Response 15 at Hohenfels Training Area, Aug. 26.

  • Oshkosh wins contract to manufacture joint light tactical vehicle

    Aug 26, 2015

    Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $6.7 billion contract, Aug. 25, for production of the joint light tactical vehicle.

  • Devil Brigade ready to begin Operation Swift Response 15

    Aug 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and six NATO nations arrived to conduct a massive airborne combined joint forcible entry operation on Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr training areas in Germany, Aug. 17 through Sept. 8.

  • Army War College adds Gulf War case study to curriculum

    Aug 24, 2015

    When classes began Aug. 17, the U.S. Army War College introduced a new seven-day Introduction to Strategic Studies course, which includes a four-day Gulf War case study.

  • Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia recovers from Savannah River

    Aug 21, 2015

    As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, Savannah began its harbor expansion with a team of 10 people, who used wire baskets to raise a handful of objects at a time.

  • US, Polish Soldiers overcome obstacles together

    Aug 20, 2015

    In U.S. Army basic combat training, there's a portion of training dedicated to performing a team obstacle course. The purpose: to team Soldiers up and test their ability to work together to accomplish a shared objective.

  • US, Norwegian engineers unite, build relationships

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under a cloudless sky and cool Estonian breeze, NATO allies from the United States and Norway worked together to improve a demolition range at the Central Training Area, near Tapa, Aug. 18.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month message: Plan for worst

    Aug 20, 2015

    Terrorists have struck military targets in the United States, as well as overseas, and it is likely such attacks will continue. Terrorism experts caution to plan for the worst.

  • Researchers try to find light in the darkest of moonless nights

    Aug 19, 2015

    Benét Laboratories, which is located on the Army's Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together about 20 of the nation's experts in a field of research, which involves a relatively new material called black silicon. If application follows research, black silicon should provide a better life for mankind and for Soldiers.

  • 94 men, two women complete Swamp Phase, earn Ranger Tab

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced today that 94 men and two women met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate the Ranger Course, Aug. 21.

  • Soldiers must complete school before promotion

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers will no longer be promoted without first having successfully completed related professional military education courses, according to recently-signed Army Directive. Soldiers will need to complete their schooling before they are allowed their new stripes.