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  • 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.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas, garrison team hosts holiday events

    Dec 23, 2015

    Rotisserie chicken, deviled eggs and cheesecake lured Fort Riley garrison employees to the basement of building 407 for the annual holiday potluck, hosted by the Garrison team members.

  • Soldiers bid farewell to Army's oldest unmanned aircraft

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight here as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.

  • Army Medical releases 'Health of Force' report card

    Dec 18, 2015

    This month, Army Medical Command released the first-ever Health of the Force report. The report provides a snapshot of the health of active-duty Soldiers on all major U.S.-based installations in 2014.

  • Army technology team helps field robot

    Dec 18, 2015

    U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives threats from a safe distance.

  • US Army South opens inaugural army-to-army staff talks with Peru

    Dec 17, 2015

    Maj. Gen. K.K. Chinn, U.S. Army South commanding general, led a U.S. delegation to Lima, Peru, for the opening ceremony of the inaugural bilateral army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. Army and the Peruvian army, Dec. 14.

  • Fort Drum spouse helps build community spirit year-round

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sarah James wears many hats. The wife of combat engineer Sgt. William James, she is a mother of two, an active member of her family readiness group and a children's ministry director at her church. James home schools her children McKayla and Christopher and organizes monthly community brunches at the Crescent Woods Community Center.

  • Rested Soldiers perform better in battle, experts say

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn't know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness

  • Army directive provides more accommodation to breastfeeding Soldiers during field training

    Dec 17, 2015

    New Army policy provides more prescriptive guidance to commanders pertaining to their support of Soldiers who choose to continue breastfeeding or express milk upon returning to duty.

  • Dailey emphasizes value of Soldier perspective at Army R&D center

    Dec 16, 2015

    Bringing together the operational expertise of Army noncommissioned officers and the scientific expertise of civilian engineers is key for better capabilities to get to the field faster, said the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during a visit to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 14.

  • U.S. Military Academy to host 2016 DoD Warrior Games

    Dec 15, 2015

    The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games will take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22, Pentagon officials announced.

  • Milley: Many Soldiers alive today because of Horoho

    Dec 15, 2015

    "I was there [in Afghanistan] to witness her performance, and it was incredible. There are many, many lives today that would not be living without the efforts of Patty Horoho," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley during a retirement review for Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho.

  • Holland named first woman commandant at West Point

    Dec 15, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Diana Holland has been named the first female commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Young Army team drops first-half lead to Navy

    Dec 14, 2015

    Three fourth-quarter turnovers and a missed field goal put the Army on the short end of Navy again, 21-17, despite early successes by freshman quarterback Chris Carter and junior wide receiver Edgar Poe.

  • West sworn in as Army surgeon general

    Dec 14, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Nadja West was sworn in Friday as the Army's first African-American surgeon general.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • NCOs with poor conduct, performance face possible discharge

    Dec 10, 2015

    Senior noncommissioned officer selection boards and the Qualitative Management Program, scheduled for the second, third and fourth quarters of this fiscal year, will consider Soldiers in all components, E-6 through E-9, for possible involuntary separation.

  • 'Meet Your Army' to put Soldiers, service, back in spotlight

    Dec 10, 2015

    Throughout the last 14 years, the American public saw a steady stream of information about the Army through television and newspapers. But as involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has died down, Americans are seeing fewer Soldiers in the press. And even fewer Americans know a Soldier personally.

  • Campbell: Troop-level decision continues to resonate

    Dec 9, 2015

    President Barack Obama's decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support Mission told reporters in Afghanistan.

  • National Guard leaders announce Health of the Force campaign; call-to-action

    Dec 9, 2015

    The National Guard's top officer recently called upon leadership throughout the Guard, asking that Soldiers and airmen, leaders and peers, to check in with one another during a Health of the Force campaign.

  • National Guard set to activate additional cyber units

    Dec 9, 2015

    As part of ongoing growth of cyber forces throughout the Department of Defense, the National Guard announced plans to activate 13 additional cyber units spread throughout 23 states by the end of fiscal year 2019.

  • Hodges: Focus of European exercises is speed

    Dec 9, 2015

    Russians can operate on their interior lines and quickly shift forces around. As a result, all exercises conducted by the United States and its European allies place heavy emphasis on speed, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges at the Pentagon, Dec. 9.

  • Collaboration helps shape Army University

    Dec 9, 2015

    Army educators are collaborating with scores of colleges and universities to chart the parameters for the new Army University.

  • New legislation expands sexual assault victim rights

    Dec 8, 2015

    The Special Victims' Counsel, designed to help victims of sexual assault, has been expanded.

  • Criminal Investigation Command warns of posting holiday travel plans

    Dec 7, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Fates unsealed: Class of 2016 cadets learn branches

    Dec 4, 2015

    U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, cadets from the Class of 2016 recently learned which branch of the U.S. Army they will begin their careers in.

  • Army University hosts education symposium

    Dec 4, 2015

    The Army University hosted an education symposium here, Dec. 2 - 3, with the purpose of bringing together academic leaders from civilian universities and educators from throughout the Army.

  • Army, Navy link up for sophisticated weapon install

    Dec 4, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Cutting-edge weapon systems are being installed on the Navy's latest generation patrol boats and Tobyhanna Army Depot is providing the expertise.

  • Veteran unemployment rate lowest in nearly 8 years

    Dec 4, 2015

    A concerted national effort to hire veterans, coupled with their sought-after essential skills training, likely had an effect on making October's veteran unemployment rate the lowest since April 2008, a Defense Department official said Nov. 30.

  • Avoiding electronic warfare Pearl Harbor

    Dec 3, 2015

    Electronic warfare in the Army is undergoing a revolution, not an evolution, according to the Army's senior electronic warfare officer Col. Jeffrey Church, the Army's EW chief at the Pentagon.

  • SecDef opens all military occupations to women

    Dec 3, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that beginning in January, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.

  • Nigerien, Malian soldiers aid U.S. Army's language-translation technology

    Dec 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army is testing and upgrading a language-translation program by training with African soldiers, officials said.

  • Army begins positioning equipment in Eastern Europe

    Dec 1, 2015

    Equipment for the European Activity Set is scheduled to be turned in to the first forward-positioned sites beginning this week, Defense Department officials said.

  • Fort Benning commemorates Battle of Ia Drang

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence hosted nine Vietnam veterans recalling their parts in the Battle of Ia Drang, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, Nov. 24.

  • Soldiers can mix camo patterns for cold-weather gear

    Nov 30, 2015

    As winter weather approaches and temperatures drop, Soldiers turn to their cold-weather gear to keep warm outdoors while conducting training or operations.

  • South, Central, North American Army leaders meet in Colombia

    Nov 30, 2015

    Army commanders and senior leaders from 18 nations in the Americas converged in Bogota, Colombia, to participate in the Conference of American Armies, or CAA, Commanders Conference, Nov. 17-20.

  • Smaller Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency tackles new challenges

    Nov 25, 2015

    Simulating a scenario from Afghanistan, a civilian dressed in a white robe stood outside in front of a green background underneath a small, open shelter. About 200 feet away, in a tent filled with monitors and computers, an analyst looked at output from an array of sensors that were pointed at the man, and determined he was wearing some sort of explosive device.

  • Deployed Soldiers get taste of home

    Nov 25, 2015

    This Thanksgiving, logisticians will have delivered 95,000 pounds of turkey, ham, and beef to serve Soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan, according to William King, logistics management specialist, Army G-4.

  • Online misconduct hurts fellow Soldiers, Army, NCOs tell Dailey

    Nov 24, 2015

    "Facebook is an extension of the barracks," said Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Leisenring, meaning that in the old Army, what was said in the barracks pretty much stayed in the barracks. Now, online exchanges have replaced a lot of the barracks chatter.

  • Milley: Army taking 'hard look' at Daesh threat

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is more than a large, capable terrorist organization and the U.S. Army is adjusting its tactics to defeat them, said Army Chief of Staff Mark A. Milley during a visit to Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 23.

  • Holiday mailing deadlines fast approaching

    Nov 24, 2015

    Time is running out to send holiday packages to deployed Soldiers. In fact, Wednesday is the last day to send parcels by the affordable "Space-Available Mail" to ensure they reach forward operating bases by Christmas.

  • 'Stagnant NCOs' hurt morale, readiness, Soldiers tell Dailey

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army has a lock on the world's best leaders when it comes to noncommissioned officers. But within their ranks, there are an unacceptably large number who are "stagnant," Sgt. 1st Class Matt Torres told Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

  • HR team helps establish Army-wide training for HR personnel

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army's readiness is measured by the ability of a unit to accomplish its assigned mission.

  • Army launches innovation challenge on cyber situational awareness

    Nov 20, 2015

    To investigate new technology and solutions that could help tactical commanders visualize the cyber domain and calculate risk from cyber threats, the Army kicked off a Cyber Innovation Challenge with an industry day, Nov. 18.

  • NCOs tell Dailey: No more uniform changes, please

    Nov 20, 2015

    Dozens of noncommissioned officers applauded when one of their own asked Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey to try and "hold off making any more uniform changes for a while."

  • Regionally-aligned Soldiers find African forces motivated

    Nov 20, 2015

    Soldiers who serve in the militaries of African nations are not interested in having Americans provide security for them or their countries - they want to get better at doing it for themselves, said U.S. Army Soldiers who recently returned from there.

  • Dunford chooses Korea-based sergeant major as next senior enlisted advisor

    Nov 19, 2015

    Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell has been selected to succeed Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia and serve as the third senior enlisted advisor to Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the chairman announced.

  • Dailey: Non-deployable Soldiers No.1 problem

    Nov 19, 2015

    The biggest problem in the Army today is Soldiers who are non-deployable, and that's having a direct impact on readiness, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Army National Guard director: Two weeks annually, weekend per month enough?

    Nov 18, 2015

    Army National Guard troops go on active duty for at least 39 days a year for training and drill - but that may not be enough for the Guard, said its director, who is contemplating the amount of training time needed by Guard Soldiers so that he may provide an answer to the Army's chief of staff.

  • Innovative agencies partner to counter drone threat

    Nov 17, 2015

    Two Army organizations that have been teaming up to provide warfighters with innovations downrange are now looking to prevent a threat from the proliferation of small unmanned aerial systems.

  • DOD announces travel restrictions to France

    Nov 17, 2015

    U.S. European Command has put in place travel restrictions to France that apply to all DOD personnel.

  • Army Retirement Services celebrates 60 years of helping vets

    Nov 16, 2015

    Today's veterans who've served throughout the last 14 years of continuous war, "are the finest team of Soldiers yet assembled on the face of this planet," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Syracuse sets high standard for military, veteran support

    Nov 14, 2015

    When the Syracuse Orange invited the Fort Drum, New York-based 10th Mountain Division to participate in pre-game festivities for a recent high-visibility gridiron contest against the top-ranked team in the country, it was but a tiny window into the heart of an elite school, which has long stood by men and women in uniform.

  • 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.