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  • Gates, Mullen protect family programs from budget cuts

    Jun 16, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the service chiefs to “fence” two areas in the budget options the military is contemplating: training and family programs.

  • III Corps Combatives gears up for tournament

    Jun 16, 2011

    The III Corps Combatives team received help from the outside June 10, 2011, as experienced mixed martial artists Timothy Kennedy and Jason Norwood stopped by the Fort Hood fight house to help them train for the All-Army Combatives Tournament at the end of July.

  • Army boxers brace for U.S. Nationals, Olympic Team Trials

    Jun 16, 2011

    Reigning light-heavyweight national champion Spc. Jeffrey Spencer will lead several Soldiers into the 2011 U.S. National Boxing Championships June 20 through 25, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army promotes missing-captured Soldier to sergeant

    Jun 16, 2011

    The Army announced today that it has promoted a Soldier listed as Missing-Captured on June 30, 2009, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, to the rank of sergeant.

  • Stop Loss Special Pay Program continues to accept claims

    Jun 15, 2011

    Army officials are hoping remaining candidates for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay take action and apply. The Army estimates a total of 120,000 Soldiers, veterans and beneficiaries may be eligible for the pay.

  • Army's new school system ensures Soldiers live, fight, learn together

    Jun 15, 2011

    The new "One Army School System," made up of active and reserve component schools will take the teachers to the students when and where they need the training -- rather than when the Army can give it.

  • Exercise tests plan for upcoming Walter Reed patient relocation

    Jun 14, 2011

    The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center conducted an inpatient movement rehearsal exercise June 12, 2011, to test all aspects of the inpatient move that is scheduled to occur in August.

  • Nation's capital celebrates Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    Four months older than the Navy, five months older than the Marine Corps, the nation's oldest military branch began its 236th birthday celebration with senior Army leaders presenting a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Gates: Innovation, flexibility core of Army success

    Jun 14, 2011

    Innovation, dynamism and flexibility must remain the hallmarks of the U.S. Army, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.

  • Military spouses get help with professional licenses

    Jun 13, 2011

    A Defense Department organization is making it easier for military spouses to maintain professional licenses as they move from state to state.

  • Panetta vows to put national security, troops first

    Jun 10, 2011

    Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that if he’s confirmed as the next defense secretary, his first and foremost mission will be to protect the United States and ensure it has the “best-trained, the best-equipped and the strongest military in the world” to provide that defense.

  • Advancements made at Arlington cemetery in wake of investigation

    Jun 10, 2011

    Just one year after an investigation directed by Secretary of the Army John McHugh reported breakdowns in accountability and record-keeping at Arlington National Cemetery, the new management team there has released a list of achievements that have strengthened the cemetery's management and oversight.

  • Teammates recount Medal of Honor nominee's courageous actions

    Jun 10, 2011

    Three teammates of Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry recently discussed the event that took place May 26, 2008, which landed the noncommissioned officer a nomination to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Airlines revise policies for troops’ checked baggage

    Jun 9, 2011

    Military members traveling on orders on several major U.S. air carriers can check four, and in some cases five, bags without charge based on new policies the airlines instituted in recent days.

  • Officials seek input to modernize DoD schools

    Jun 8, 2011

    Officials in charge of the Defense Department’s school system for military children are seeking input from parents, students and teachers in creating a 21st century learning environment by 2016.

  • USACE motorcyclists test new USAREUR training simulator

    Jun 7, 2011

    After the long winter with little to no riding, motorcyclists find their skills are a little rusty. The Wiesbaden Safety Office offers a course for novice and experienced riders alike. A state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator allows students to climb on board a motorcycle without the risk of injury while brushing up on their safety skills.

  • Paratroopers commemorate D-Day anniversary

    Jun 7, 2011

    About 300 U.S. Soldiers, most of them combat veterans themselves, joined their British, French and German counterparts in Normandy, France, to honor the sacrifices of World War II veterans who conducted the D-Day invasion 67 years ago today.

  • Secretary of the Army kicks off Pacific Army tour in Hawaii

    Jun 7, 2011

    Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh thinks the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility, the fifth largest area of the world, is important to the U.S. Army, despite the fact that much of it is ocean.

  • Gates thanks troops for Afghan service

    Jun 6, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, paying his final visit to Afghanistan before his June 30, 2011, retirement, told troops on the front lines today that it’s tough for him to say goodbye.

  • Army MWR integrated into Installation Management Command

    Jun 6, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the Installation Management Command, presided over a ceremony marking the integration of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command into the Installation Management Command.

  • Army, foundation honor Secretary of State Clinton for selfless service

    Jun 3, 2011

    Hillary Rodham Clinton was honored June 2, 2011, at the National Building Museum with the 2011 George C. Marshall Foundation Award for a career of distinguished public service.

  • Labor Department grants to provide veterans job training

    Jun 2, 2011

    As part of an interagency effort to support America’s veterans, the Labor Department today announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21,000 veterans, many of them homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Green project has bright future

    Jun 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and partnering agencies use their successful, large green project in Alexandria, Va., to educate youth about energy efficiency.

  • Plans underway for fort to reach 'Net Zero' waste by 2020

    May 31, 2011

    In late April, the Army announced the installations selected to take part in the energy-conserving “Net Zero” pilot program, pledging to only use as much energy as they create by 2020. Fort Hood, Texas, was one of six installations selected by the Army for the Net Zero-Waste program.

  • Foundation honors MOH recipient with scholarship

    May 31, 2011

    Capping its 23rd Annual National Education and Leadership Awards Gala May 25, 2011, the Sons of Italy Foundation paid tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta when Gen. Raymond T. Odierno threw a salute and presented him with a $10,000 SIF scholarship.

  • Thunder rolls in waves across nation's capitol

    May 31, 2011

    Rolling Thunder brought over 400,000 members and non-members on motorcycles to celebrate their Ride for Freedom, May 29, 2011.

  • Army supports student launch program

    May 31, 2011

    White Sands Missile Range in cooperation with state and private agencies supported the launch of a scientific rocket containing student experiments from nearby middle schools, high schools and universities.

  • General, Sheila Casey honored for service to Army families

    May 31, 2011

    Retired Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. and his wife, Sheila Casey, were recently honored by the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command for their contributions to Army families.

  • Obama taps Dempsey, Winnefeld as chairman, vice chairman

    May 30, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced his choice of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman and Navy Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr. as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a Rose Garden ceremony today.

  • U.S. Army builds on 'Army Strong' campaign with new advertising

    May 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army is introducing its latest extension of "Army Strong" through its newest advertising campaign, "Symbol of Strength."

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 23, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Army swimmers win 15 medals at Warrior Games

    May 23, 2011

    The swimming finals at the 2011 Warrior Games Friday brought the Army 15 medals, including several gold.

  • Paratroopers remember fallen heroes during All-American memorial ceremony

    May 23, 2011

    Past and present paratroopers, with the 82nd Airborne Division, honored fallen paratroopers and their families during a memorial ceremony outside of the 82nd Airborne Division Museum at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Mullen: New Army officers should be Soldiers, statesmen

    May 23, 2011

    The newly commissioned officers of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2011 should strive to be Soldiers as well as statesmen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the academy's commencement here, today.

  • Odierno marks 100th anniversary of field artillery

    May 20, 2011

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, the commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, returned to Fort Sill, Okla., May 19, 2011, as keynote speaker for the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance realigned with Comprehensive Soldier Fitness on JBLM

    May 19, 2011

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program recently rebranded from the Army Center for Enhanced Performance to CSF-PREP to better align its capabilities with the Army-wide Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Warriors move on to archery finals

    May 19, 2011

    Wednesday's events at the 2011 Warrior Games began with the Archery Ranking Round, where three Army recurve bow shooters moved on to the finals.

  • Face of Defense: Deployed Soldier becomes U.S. citizen

    May 19, 2011

    Spc. Rafael Santos from the Massachusetts National Guard's 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, returned recently from Kandahar, where he took his citizenship exam and then took part in a citizenship oath ceremony along with about 75 other new citizens.

  • National Guard, USNORTHCOM kick off major national level training exercise

    May 18, 2011

    The National Guard, in cooperation with several federal agencies, including U.S. Northern Command, kicked off exercise ARDENT SENTRY 2011 today as part of the National Level Exercise 2011.

  • Gates budget review to 'force discussion' of risk analysis

    May 18, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced the framework for a comprehensive review of military spending designed to put national security needs ahead of arbitrary budget cuts.

  • 2011 Warrior Games open

    May 17, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games kicked off Monday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center when Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta lit the torch to start the games.

  • Army Reserve seeks to expand cooperation plans

    May 17, 2011

    The after-action reports still are works in progress after a successful MEDREACH 11 medical humanitarian assistance exercise that wrapped up here May 13, 2011, but the Army Reserve already is exploring ways to expand its participation in theater security cooperation engagements in Africa and elsewhere.

  • Gates to troops: U.S. must sustain force excellence

    May 17, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke with Marines and Soldiers and watched them train today at two East Coast military installations, thanking them for their service, and -- 48 days away from his June 30 retirement -- saying goodbye.

  • 1st Armored Division cases its colors before moving to Fort Bliss

    May 16, 2011

    German and American leaders gathered in a hangar on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, May 13, 2011, to mark the casing of the division's colors in anticipation of the unit's move to Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army, VA muster Soldiers for readiness in D.C. area

    May 14, 2011

    About 300 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers, as part of their eight-year military service obligation, were ordered to attend a readiness muster May 14, 2011.

  • Fort Rucker jails leaders to help Soldiers

    May 12, 2011

    The Army Emergency Relief Jail-A-Thon, with the help of the 6th Military Police Detachment, went off without a hitch May 5, 2011, as a few big names were brought in on charges.

  • JBLM Soldier first, only active-duty Buddhist chaplain in Army

    May 12, 2011

    Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri's dharma wheel is one of the most uncommon symbols in the military. He is the first, and currently only, active-duty Buddhist chaplain in the Army.

  • Female Soldier proves dominant in hand-to-hand combat

    May 12, 2011

    Pfc. Jennifer Jones, with 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, became the first-ever female fighter in the history of combatives competitions on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to advance to the final round of an event May 5, 2011, when she took top honors for her weight class (Bantamweight) during the second annual JBLM Combatives Tournament.

  • Tactical UAV design earns cadet team multiple awards

    May 11, 2011

    A team of West Point cadets developed a low-cost, lightweight, fully autonomous unmanned aerial system which garnered three awards in recent weeks.

  • 2 captains take Sapper competition at Leonard Wood

    May 11, 2011

    The Best Sapper Competition is 56 hours of grueling physical and mental tests designed to harvest the best Sappers the U.S. military has to offer.

  • Not just for Special Forces anymore

    May 11, 2011

    The current battle in Afghanistan demands that counterinsurgency or COIN training is understood by every warfighter.

  • Pentagon acquisition chief underscores need for change

    May 10, 2011

    Against the backdrop of slower increases in defense spending, the Pentagon's acquisition chief called for faster decisions and greater focus on more value for taxpayer dollars.

  • Soldiers begin practice week for Warrior Games

    May 9, 2011

    The second annual Warrior Games is gearing up for competition with a week-long training session in Colorado Springs, Colo., starting today.

  • Army nurse program grabs top spot

    May 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing has been ranked the best program of its kind in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools.

  • U.S. will defeat terrorists, Obama tells troops

    May 9, 2011

    The skill and courage of countless American military and intelligence professionals are why Osama bin Laden can never threaten America again, President Barack Obama told a cheering group of 101st Airborne Soldiers Friday at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Army helping bridge gap between China, U.S.

    May 6, 2011

    A delegation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently returned from China and its leader discussed how military exchange programs may be helping build common understanding and trust between the two nations.

  • Pentagon stone presented to New York Fire Department

    May 6, 2011

    The Fire Department of New York City was presented a piece of stone recovered from the Pentagon shortly after the 9/11 attacks during a ceremony at Fort Hamilton, N.Y., May 6, 2011.

  • Army vice chief gets 'Hero of Medicine' award

    May 5, 2011

    The Hero of Medicine Award was presented May 4, 2011, to Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli for his efforts to help Soldiers with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

  • Dempsey outlines 9 focus areas for Army

    May 5, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey brought his intent for the Army of 2020 to the AUSA Institute of Land Warfare breakfast, leading off with a video accompanied by a song played by a band called "Disturbed."

  • Pace Award winners help Army save millions of dollars

    May 5, 2011

    The Army's civilian recipient of the Pace Award saved $128 million by bringing employees back to work and the military winner helped prevent the loss of $324 million in total obligation authority.

  • Malawi and U.S. Forces launch exercise MEDREACH 11

    May 5, 2011

    Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and U.S. military servicemembers officially kicked-off exercise MEDREACH 11, May 3, with an opening ceremony at the Kamuzu Barracks. The program brought the MDF shoulder to shoulder with the United States military in a symbolic display of the unity that has been created between the two forces.

  • Negotiation exercise puts West Point cadets in real-world scenarios

    May 4, 2011

    The final exam in the Negotiation for Leaders course is not of the traditional pen and paper variety. To adequately test their knowledge requires a departure from the familiar confines of a West Point classroom and into a simulated arena of the unknown. On April 19 and 27, more than 70 cadets deployed to Constitution Island where they met imams, NATO officers and local militia in a scenario-driven test of their ability to resolve conflict and garner agreeable conclusions.

  • Captain presumed dead by comrades alive, recognized for heroism after 43 years

    May 4, 2011

    The men of 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment assumed Capt. Jay C. Copley was dead after they watched him be evacuated from Vietnam 40 years ago, until they noticed his name wasn't on the Vietnam Wall. Copley stood in front of his comrades, family members, and distinguished guests to receive the Distinguished Service Cross at the National Infantry Museum parade field.

  • Family Resiliency Academy brings CSF to families

    May 3, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program provides Master Resilience Training to assist Soldiers and families in maximizing their potential physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual well-being. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is being taught Armywide to Soldiers, family members and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • MRAP University expands

    May 3, 2011

    MRAP University began teaching classes April 18, 2011, for the new mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, Wrecker Vehicle. To keep up with demand for training, the school now also offers a night class.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • Korean War MOH recipients inducted into Hall of Heroes

    May 3, 2011

    The names of two Soldiers, Korean War veterans, were placed into the Hall of Heroes during a ceremony May 3, 2011, at the Pentagon. It's an honor reserved for those who have earned the Medal of Honor.

  • Top Army civilians meet to discuss civilian role in Profession of Arms Campaign

    May 2, 2011

    More than 30 of the most senior career Army Civilians met April 15, 2011, at Fort Belvoir, Va., to discuss the Army Civilian Corps' role in the ongoing Army Profession of Arms campaign.

  • Enlisted leaders focus on families

    May 2, 2011

    Building resilience in families and ensuring they have access to effective support programs are just a few of the steps the services are taking to ensure a high quality of life for troops and their families, the services' senior enlisted leaders said during a town hall meeting here yesterday.

  • End of an Era: Last 'Huey' helicopters in active service in Europe retire

    May 2, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Rotors ripping the air, four UH-1 Iroquois helicopters soared above Hohenfels for the last time at a retirement ceremony for the aircraft, April 27, 2011.

  • Families of 2 fallen Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    May 2, 2011

    Representatives from the families of two Soldiers -- Pfc. Anthony Kahoohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives for their comrades in Korea -- proudly received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, May 2, 2011.

  • Petraeus to leave battlefield for CIA

    Apr 28, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Gen. David H. Petraeus to become the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • Congressional staffers trade suits for helmets during NTC visit

    Apr 28, 2011

    A delegation of 50 congressional staffers visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, April 20-21, 2011, to learn about the NTC and to experience life as a Soldier preparing for deployment.

  • 2 Korean War heroes to be posthumously awarded Medal of Honor today

    Apr 28, 2011

    Two Soldiers who died as a result of their gallant and intrepid actions during the Korean War will be posthumously awarded the Medal Honor during a ceremony, May 2, at the White House.

  • Army names top recruiters, career counselors for 2011

    Apr 27, 2011

    Five Soldiers were honored April 27, 2011, for their contributions to the health of the Army's all-volunteer fighting force. Under Secretary of the Army Joseph J. Westphal hosted the 2011 Secretary of the Army Career Counselor and Recruiter of the Year Awards at the Pentagon.

  • Basic combat training now includes naturalization

    Apr 27, 2011

    Soldiers are now able to obtain their citizenship faster than ever during a time of war, and may soon see United States Citizenship and Immigration Services personnel at their basic combat training location.

  • Newman's car in Richmond to pay tribute to U.S. Army medical personnel

    Apr 27, 2011

    Ryan Newman's U.S. Army Chevrolet for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, Va., April 30, 2011, will pay tribute to the U.S. Army Medical Department and the men and women who comprise the specialized Army Health Care Team.

  • Looking ahead with new SMA: Raymond F. Chandler III takes reins as sergeant major of the Army

    Apr 27, 2011

    At a small, rather quiet ceremony that was standing-room-only in the Pentagon Auditorium, March 1, 2011, Raymond F. Chandler III was sworn in as the 14th sergeant major of the Army.

  • National Guard responds to domestic disasters

    Apr 27, 2011

    About 900 National Guard members are responding today to floods, fires, tornadoes, and other emergency situations in six states.

  • Fort Hood launches new effort to prevent bullying

    Apr 26, 2011

    A collaboration of the Fort Hood Police, Killeen Independent School District and Child, Youth and School Services launched the "Band Together Against Bullying" program at Smith Middle School, here.

  • Army medicine rubs elbows with Ivy League

    Apr 25, 2011

    The Army Medical Department made history and in the process cracked open a door to military recruiting that's been tightly closed for more than 40 years. Students, faculty and staff at the Yale School of Medicine toured of a mock version of a forward surgical hospital on display on campus, April 14, 2011.

  • Army MWR contest promotes healthy lifestyle, resiliency

    Apr 25, 2011

    Fifty-nine garrisons worldwide will participate in the "Strong B.A.N.D.S." promotion in support of National Sports and Fitness Month, in May.

  • Honoring children focus of Fort Riley festival, concert

    Apr 25, 2011

    More than 3,000 people attended the third annual Month of the Military Child festival and concert April 10, 2011, at Marshall Army Airfield, at Fort Riley, Kan. Returning for its third tour to Fort Riley was Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

  • Chiarelli addresses Army's fiscal future at AUSA Symposium

    Apr 25, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli said that the Installation Management Command is "setting the standard" when it comes to reducing inefficiencies, at the Association of the United States Army Institute for Land Warfare Installations Symposium, April 21, 2011, in San Antonio.

  • Vilseck students travel to D.C. to advocate for military children

    Apr 25, 2011

    Not many high school students can say that they had a chance to present their own advocacy issues to a general, the Department of Defense Education Activity director, congressional staff and the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

  • TRICARE Online improves health data access

    Apr 25, 2011

    New TRICARE Online features give users access to expanded personal health data, including lab results, patient history and diagnoses, and provider visits.

  • April 30 is National Prescription Take Back Day

    Apr 22, 2011

    To deter mishandling and support a drug-free community, National Prescription Take Back Day, April 30, 2011, will provide the opportunity for anyone to turn in unused or expired prescriptions for proper disposal.

  • Fort Riley honors children of fallen Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2011

    Fort Riley honored 19 children of fallen comrades during Fort Riley's Ceremony of Remembrance, April 10, 2011, during the Month of the Military Child Festival.

  • Youth team with USO to stuff packages for troops

    Apr 22, 2011

    The United Service Organizations warehouse on Fort Belvoir, Va., was alive with children's laughter and ringing bells Thursday, during the organization's third-annual children's stuffing party hosted by Operation USO Care Package.

  • SMA discusses Soldier issues at AUSA Symposium

    Apr 22, 2011

    Despite the stress on Soldiers after nearly a decade at war, the Army is doing well, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said during the Association of the United States Army Institute for Land Warfare Installations Symposium, April 21, 2011, in San Antonio.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord wins three environmental honors

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord was recently chosen as a pilot site for two of the Army's Net Zero projects, adding to the installation's recent environmental winning streak.

  • Fort Carson achieves Net Zero status

    Apr 21, 2011

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, announced Tuesday at the Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio that Fort Carson has been designated as an Army "Net Zero" installation.

  • Energy drinks, alcohol - a deadly combination

    Apr 21, 2011

    Mixing energy drinks, which are a stimulant, with alcohol, a depressant, can create a deadly cocktail.

  • Army launches 'Net Zero' pilot program

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Army has released a list of installations which are participating in a conservation pilot program to use only as much energy and water as they create.

  • Army to inactivate Accessions Command

    Apr 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Accessions Command will be inactivated as part of Defense and Army efficiency reviews, officials announced today.

  • Methane gas conversion to be tested at Fort Benning landfill

    Apr 20, 2011

    Fort Benning, Ga., is the first military installation to acquire the Flex Powerstation, which will be tested at Fort Benning this summer to see if it can successfully generate cost-effective electricity.

  • Sergeant major of the Army makes first visit to Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was at Fort Benning, Ga., for the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition, but also took part in a working lunch with 10 drill sergeants at the Kouma Dining Facility on Harmony Church.

  • Army Secretary leads 'Transforming the Institutional Army'

    Apr 20, 2011

    As the nation's current conflicts persist, the outcome is uncertain. But the role of the Army remains the same - produce and train a tactical and adaptable fighting force to sustain our nation's freedoms, the secretary of the Army told the nation's top Army ROTC Cadets Wednesday, during the annual George C. Marshall seminar.

  • Army to transfer Manning to new Leavenworth correctional facility

    Apr 19, 2011

    The Army plans to transfer Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, charged with leaking classified military information in the WikiLeaks incident, to a new Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department's general counsel, announced today.

  • West Point squad wins Sandhurst Military Skills Competition

    Apr 19, 2011

    For the first time since 1993, a West Point squad secured the victory over its international rivals at the 45th annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, April 15-16, 2011, here.

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