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  • Odierno: End-strength issue still unsettled

    May 28, 2015

    When the Army's chief of staff retires this August, he said one thing he will be leaving for his successor is the unfinished business of how big the Army will be and how it will be appropriated.

  • 'Army Values' key in detoxifying workplace

    May 27, 2015

    Among the most effective strategies for dealing with workplace bullies and building effective teams and organizations is reinforcing values, Col. Kenneth Williams, a Pentagon chaplain, said during a seminar, May 27.

  • Program offers free museum visits to Service members, Families

    May 27, 2015

    Service members and their Families can visit more than 2,000 museums across 50 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa, at no charge, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, as part of the Blue Star Museums program.

  • Obama: Nation owes debt to fallen Service members

    May 26, 2015

    President Barack Obama used the stories of three Soldiers, who died in Afghanistan, to illustrate the values of the thousands of Service members, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the nation's wars.

  • Army leaders to host "We Serve" Soldier Show in D.C.

    May 21, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will host the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., June 9.

  • Flags In: Old Guard prepares for Memorial Day tradition

    May 21, 2015

    For more than 60 years, the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has honored the nation's fallen heroes for Memorial Day during Flags In and, on May 21, more than 1,000 Soldiers will set out into Arlington National Cemetery to keep the tradition alive.

  • Army outfits first vehicles with electronic stability control

    May 20, 2015

    Electronic stability control, or ESC, is a computerized technology designed to improve vehicle stability and has been common in commercial automobiles for more than a decade. Thanks to a development effort initiated in 2010 by the U.S. Army's Program Office for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, or APO MRAP, the entire MaxxPro Family of MRAPs will soon sport ESC. This integration makes MRAPs the first U.S. Army vehicle platform to incorporate this important safety technology.

  • New York Command Sergeant Major to receive Medal of Honor for World War I hero

    May 20, 2015

    New York Army National Guardsman Louis Wilson has done a lot in a 39-year career. The retired Rochester, N.Y. police officer has been the top NCO at the section, platoon, battery, battalion, brigade and general officer command level, and since 2014 the Command Sergeant Major of the New York National Guard. He deployed to Kuwait and Iraq as brigade command sergeant major in 2004/2005 and responded to countless floods and snowstorms, and the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. On June 2 he'll receive the Medal of Honor on behalf of Sgt. Henry Johnson, a New York Army Guard Soldier who distinguished himself in World War I but died in relative obscurity in 1929. Since Johnson has no living relatives, Wilson will receive Johnson's medal from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House.

  • Fast: Outmaneuver enemies physically, cognitively

    May 20, 2015

    Maneuver Soldiers, leaders, and formations that are "fast" have the ability to outmaneuver their enemies - physically and cognitively. The Maneuver Center of Excellence is working hard to develop maneuver forces that are "fast," as well as smart, lethal and precise. Forces that are smart, fast, lethal, and precise are the centerpiece of future maneuver and are the key ingredient to enable the Army to "Win in a Complex World."

  • Corporal earns medals on road to DOD Warrior Games

    May 19, 2015

    A corporal, who works as an adaptive reconditioning program assistant on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, swam and shot compound archery, seated shot put and discus to earn her spot on the Army team for the DOD Warrior Games.

  • Odierno visits Fort Campbell, 101st Airborne Division

    May 15, 2015

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff, visited Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), May 14-15.

  • Vietnam War MIA Soldier buried at Arlington

    May 14, 2015

    With full military honors, Master Sgt. James W. Holt, who was missing and presumed killed in action during the Vietnam War, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 14.

  • Two World War I Soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

    May 13, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced today that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I Soldiers, who were previously overlooked for the nation's highest military award for valor.

  • Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks

    May 13, 2015

    Army wrestlers won their first overall team title and 13th Greco-Roman team crown during the 2015 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, May 8 - 9.

  • Allyn: Readiness, leader development top priorities

    May 13, 2015

    Readiness and leader development are equal priorities as the Army drives to create globally responsive forces in a continually uncertain world, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, May 12.

  • Pacific-based Service members share unique capabilities with Dailey

    May 13, 2015

    Pacific Army mariners, divers, military police, and explosive ordnance disposal troops shared their unique capabilities with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during his visit to U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel, or LSV-4) here, May 12.

  • Dailey tells U.S. Army Pacific 'every Soldier is a billboard'

    May 12, 2015

    In his first visit to the Pacific since his appointment, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers during a town hall meeting at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 11.

  • Eight women in Ranger School recycled

    May 11, 2015

    The remaining eight women in the first gender-integrated class of the Army's Ranger School were recycled, May 8, along with 101 men, to retake the Darby Phase of the course.

  • Miltary moms honored at White House Mother's Day tea

    May 9, 2015

    Military mothers were special guests as First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a tea in their honor at the White House, May 8.

  • Army's top enlisted leader looks to future

    May 8, 2015

    He may not be able to predict the future, but Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will do his best to guarantee the American Soldier is ready for whatever that future brings.

  • Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

    May 8, 2015

    Corie Weathers, an Army spouse, was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, May 8, which also happens to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Army, campuses continue to tackle challenges of harassment, assault

    May 7, 2015

    The locations are different, but the goal is the same, and for the second year in a row, the Army and academia partnered to find ways to put an end to sexual harassment and sexual assault.

  • Redstone Test Center reaches new heights with weapon telemetry

    May 6, 2015

    Engineers at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Redstone Test Center have successfully redesigned a new universal telemetry kit that can handle virtually all Hellfire data inputs from warhead replacement to tactical.

  • Ripsaw could lead Soldiers into battle someday

    May 6, 2015

    The Ripsaw Unmanned Ground Vehicle might someday take point and lead Army combat formations across enemy terrain.

  • 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment honors its heroes

    May 5, 2015

    Two Rangers, assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were awarded the nation's third highest honor for their heroic actions at a battalion awards ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., April 29.

  • Soldiers take tough stance on physical fitness test failures

    May 5, 2015

    Soldiers at the first-ever NCO Solarium said they felt the Army has gone soft on those who have failed their Army Physical Fitness Tests too many times - and called for more discipline in enforcing standards.

  • Ceremony honors mother of fallen Fort Hood Soldier

    May 4, 2015

    The mother of a fallen Soldier accepted her son's Purple Heart in the same location, where they shared a picnic before he left for basic training seven years ago.

  • Survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

    May 4, 2015

    An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials recently said.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers win Best Sapper 2015

    Apr 30, 2015

    A pair of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Soldiers recently emerged victorious from Fort Leonard Wood's grueling 2015 Best Sapper Competition.

  • Guard to align cyber capabilities to FEMA districts

    Apr 29, 2015

    This summer the National Guard will stand up 11 new cyber teams, seven for the Army component and four for the Air Guard, Gen. Frank J. Grass, National Guard Bureau chief, testified before Senate, April 29.

  • Army looks at credentialing Soldiers for jobs

    Apr 29, 2015

    While the Army does a great job of training Soldiers for the battlefield, it needs to do a better job of getting members credentialed for the civilian marketplace, said Maj. Gen. Rex A. Spitler during the American Legion National Credentialing Summit in Washington, D.C., April 28.

  • McHugh: Soldiers are diplomats in camo

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh met with Soldiers, of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 25, to discuss the important role they perform when partnering with international allies.

  • Army Ten-Miler registration opens May 5

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Ten-Miler officials announced that priority registration for all U.S. Service members will open at 6:30 a.m. EDT, May 5.

  • U.S. Corps of Engineers on schedule for Hurricane Sandy fixes

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Army's chief of engineers said that the Hurricane Sandy operations and maintenance program is more than 70 percent finished and on schedule to be completed by the end of 2016.

  • Fort Huachuca bids farewell to Morse code training

    Apr 27, 2015

    It is the end of an era on Fort Huachuca. The last manual Morse code class began on the base, April 27. In the future, the course will be taught by the Air Force on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.

  • New Army commercial reintroduces America to the institution

    Apr 27, 2015

    The Army has launched a new commercial with the theme "I became a Soldier," to reintroduce the American public to the institution, and showcase the versatility and professionalism of the force.

  • Army announces 2015 DOD Warrior Games team

    Apr 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command announced, April 24, the names of the 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans, who have been selected to compete as part of Team Army during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, "We Serve," pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.

  • Dailey sets sights on military education

    Apr 23, 2015

    The importance of improving military education while continually improving the Army profession were two topics Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey shared with members of the Fort Carson community, April 20-21.

  • Army works toward common fire control across weapons platforms

    Apr 23, 2015

    Nothing is more basic to a warfighter than aiming and firing a weapon and coordinating that task with others - a process known as fire control. But ever since weapons systems became computerized, there is not been a common fire control system across the various Army weapons platforms.

  • Composites key to tougher, lighter armaments

    Apr 22, 2015

    The Army is on the cusp of revolutionizing materials that go into armament construction, making for stronger, lighter and more durable weapons, Dr. Andrew Littlefield said.

  • Army base camp team to demonstrate science, technology innovations

    Apr 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, along with the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, will host a demonstration of base camp technologies at Fort Leonard Wood this week.

  • Odierno talks training, shaping battlefield with Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno visited the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, April 21-22, to observe training by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, while also visiting with both rotational and home-based Soldiers and leaders.

  • Army leaders stress industry partnership on network, cyber needs

    Apr 22, 2015

    Urging industry partners to look beyond current budget constraints and plan to deliver technologies Soldiers will need in the future, Army senior leaders hosted an industry feedback forum focused on modernizing tactical network and mission command capabilities for Force 2025 and Beyond.

  • IMCOM commander wants BRAC to rid Army of excess infrastructure

    Apr 22, 2015

    Another round of base realignment and closure was called for by the Army's top installation management officer as a way to rid the service of excess infrastructure and modernize facilities.

  • Secretary identifies linchpin in Army's Pacific plans

    Apr 22, 2015

    Describing the U.S. Army Pacific and the 25th Infantry Division as a "linchpin" in America's strategic rebalances to the Pacific, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said ground forces are key to any success.

  • 95-year-old Tuskegee Air(wo)man receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Apr 21, 2015

    Sgt. Amelia Jones, a 95-year-old veteran of the famous Tuskegee Airmen, was recently presented the Congressional Gold Medal for her service during World War II.

  • Soldier's wife, sports provide strength to overcome illness during Army Trials

    Apr 21, 2015

    Support from his family and adaptive sports helped Staff Sgt. Cory Davis participate in the trials to determine the Army's team for the upcoming 2015 Department of Defense's Warrior Games.

  • Vietnam-era events featured in today's Soldier Show inspired changes to notification process in '65

    Apr 20, 2015

    The film "We Were Soldiers" not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve," it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were notified of the loss of their loved ones.

  • Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Army child, who created a nonprofit for wounded warriors, was selected as Military Child of the Year.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, April 20, 2015.

  • Intellectual turned athlete takes gold at Army trials

    Apr 20, 2015

    Adaptive sports helped one Army Reservist trade in his high school image of being an intellectual for a new image - that of athlete.

  • Zachary Parsons named National Guard Military Child of the Year

    Apr 17, 2015

    The 16-year-old son of an enlisted Missouri National Guardsman became the first National Guard Military Child of the Year at a Thursday evening awards ceremony here.

  • Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

    Apr 17, 2015

    There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.

  • Odierno presents Outstanding Civilian Service Awards

    Apr 16, 2015

    Five civilians were presented with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for their contributions to the Army during a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, April 14.

  • U.S. Army's top Pacific commander visits Chile

    Apr 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, conducted an official visit with the Chilean army at the invitation of the Chilean army commander, Gen. Humberto Oviedo, April 15-16.

  • Army may create cyber career field for civilians

    Apr 15, 2015

    To better manage personnel, "the Army created the Cyber Branch 17 [for Soldiers] and is exploring the possibility of creating a cyber career field for Army civilians," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told senators, April 14.

  • Dailey: Go to Ranger school, regardless of gender

    Apr 14, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey recently visited Fort Benning during the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, and took the time to share his views on some of the issues within the Army.

  • RDECOM NCOs compete for 2015 honors

    Apr 13, 2015

    Four Soldiers are vying to be named the 2015 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Army looks toward fully autonomous tactical vehicle

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army is working toward developing a fully autonomous tactical vehicle, a robotics expert recently said.

  • Transition programs help veterans find civil service work

    Apr 10, 2015

    Leaving military service and job hunting can be overwhelming to some, but there are two transition programs that help veterans to ease into a civilian career.

  • 3rd Special Forces Group fields new parachute

    Apr 10, 2015

    The 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) is the first unit in the special forces regiment to field the Army's new Military Free Fall Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, or RA-1. The group's riggers were also the first to conduct the rigger and jumper new equipment training for the RA-1 Double Bag Static Line.

  • 'Better Buying Power' key to maintaining Army tech edge

    Apr 10, 2015

    If the Army is to maintain its technological edge over potential adversaries, it must improve the way it conducts business with industry partners, said one of the service's top acquisition experts.

  • Revised uniform policy changes rules for tattoos, wear of combat uniform

    Apr 10, 2015

    The Army published the revised uniform and appearance regulation, AR 670-1 and DA PAM 670-1, April 10. The new regulation lifts restrictions on the size and number of tattoos authorized for Soldiers, and changes the rules for the wear of the Army Combat Uniform during commercial travel.

  • Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

    Apr 10, 2015

    After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on the installation, April 10.

  • Clothing repair taught for final time at Quartermaster School

    Apr 9, 2015

    The Quartermaster School's shower, laundry, and clothing repair course recently taught the last lessons of a craft that has been around for thousands of years.

  • Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

    Apr 9, 2015

    Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony, April 9.

  • Allyn: Leader development is key to 'win in complex world'

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn addressed the senior U.S. and international military officers and civilian leaders during the Army War College, or USAWC's, Army Leader Day, April 7.

  • Odierno stresses modernization during Aberdeen Proving Ground visit

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 7, to observe several of the Army's signature modernization efforts and encourage Soldiers and civilians to "keep driving forward."

  • Joint improvised explosive device agency gets permanent alignment

    Apr 8, 2015

    The organization, that has fought for a decade to defeat improvised explosive devices used by American enemies in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, has become a combat support agency, its director said in a recent interview.

  • Dyess: 'Culture shift' needed for greater acceptance of unmanned systems

    Apr 7, 2015

    As the Army heads into an increasingly unpredictable and complex world, Soldiers will be relying more heavily on unmanned systems, so it's important those systems first be accepted and trusted, said Maj. Gen. Robert Dyess Jr. during the Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, April 7.

  • Fort Hood hosts Odierno for fourth virtual town hall

    Apr 7, 2015

    Near- and long-term changes in Army force strength, retirement and compensation were heavy on the minds of the 22 Fort Hood Soldiers, who addressed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a virtual town hall held on Fort Hood, April 2.

  • Female Soldier's ninth title fuels Olympic dreams

    Apr 6, 2015

    Twenty-year-old Pfc. Rianna Rios won her ninth Golden Gloves state crown March 27, and has begun focusing on the long road to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Performance expert: Leaders should foster culture of fitness

    Apr 6, 2015

    Today, 43,000 Soldiers are not ready to deploy because they are either not physically or mentally fit. That is 13.5 brigades worth of unready Soldiers, Col. Deydre Teyhen told an audience of 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy cadets on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 31.

  • Army lists top 12 items in fiscal year 2016 budget request

    Apr 6, 2015

    Topping the list of things the Army wants in its $127 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget request are 12 critical programs that support mission command, joint combined arms maneuver, and broad joint mission support.

  • Perkins: Too much time wasted in meetings

    Apr 3, 2015

    One of the most precious commodities a Soldier has is time, and a lot of time is wasted in person-to-person exchanges and group meetings, said Gen. David C. Perkins, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during Colloquium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 30.

  • Army accepts 100th Apache 'Echo' model

    Apr 3, 2015

    In late March, the Army accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache helicopter. The "Echo" model is a complete rebuild of the AH-64D model, which "can fly higher, faster and further than the D model - and the D model is an extremely capable aircraft," said Col. Jeffrey Hager, the Apache project manager, during the Army Aviation Association of America conference in Nashville, Tennessee, March 31.

  • First sergeant inspired by Green Beret father to lead Soldiers

    Apr 2, 2015

    "Master your trade and never, never, never quit! Enough motivation, persistence and willpower will get you through everything," is the advice 1st Sgt. Sandrea Cruz gives to those seeking her guidance.

  • Defense secretary visits Fort Drum, announces deployment

    Apr 2, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter made Fort Drum his first military domestic stop, March 30, since taking office in February.

  • Milley tells cadets what it takes to be winners

    Apr 2, 2015

    Clearly dating himself, Gen. Mark A. Milley told 300 ROTC and U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., cadets, March 31, that his childhood hero was Green Bay Packers' winning football coach, Vince Lombardi.

  • Carson discusses challenges to 'material, managerial, metaphysical' Army

    Apr 2, 2015

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson paid a visit to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he discussed a variety of subjects - innovation, Force 2025 and beyond, the Army Operating Concept and how to 'win in a complex world,' April 1.

  • McMaster outlines innovation, potential risks for Force 2025, beyond

    Apr 1, 2015

    When it comes to the challenge of finding ways to innovate the Army to win in a complex world, Army leaders must be in tune with the risks and fallacies that could lead to undermining their own efforts.

  • Allyn: Joint professional military education prepares Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force's premier colleges, March 31.

  • Colloquium 2015: Majors offer thoughts on Army Operating Concept

    Mar 31, 2015

    The Army Operating Concept assumes a relatively small all-volunteer force will be up to the task of facing a large, well-equipped foe, said Maj. Thomas Root during Colloquium 2015 on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 31.

  • Cadet asks general Via how Army supports minorities

    Mar 31, 2015

    How does the Army provide support to minorities against the backdrop of a good old boys' network, a cadet asked Gen. Dennis L. Via during the George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 30.

  • Best Ranger Competition set to return to Fort Benning

    Mar 31, 2015

    U.S. Army Ranger teams will gather on Fort Benning for the 32nd annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, April 10-13.

  • Army launches 'not in my squad' initiative

    Mar 31, 2015

    The Army's senior non-commissioned officer announced a new initiative to rid the ranks of sexual assault and harassment by giving responsibility for zero tolerance to first-line squad leaders during a Pentagon ceremony kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, March 31.

  • Sports trials begin for Army Warrior Games team

    Mar 30, 2015

    About 75 active-duty and veteran Soldiers will go head to head in cycling, swimming, archery, shooting, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball March 29 to April 2 to make the Army team to participate during the Department of Defense Warrior Games in June.

  • Vice chief kicks off 'Quad A' by recognizing innovators

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Army's vice chief of staff kicked off the 2015 Army Aviation Association of America conference in Nashville, March 30, by highlighting some of the best aviation units in the Army.

  • Allyn talks sequestration, readiness at Army Materiel Command

    Mar 30, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn visited Army Material Command headquarters, March 30, where he discussed sequestration and readiness before attending the Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Lundy: Gold-plated gear not always best value for Army

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Army often has the best equipment available, but considering the fiscal environment, such gear may not continue to be the best value, one of the Army's leading aviators said.

  • Army Knowledge Online email goes offline this week

    Mar 29, 2015

    Since the late 1990s, the Army has hosted email functionality for Soldiers on the "Army Knowledge Online" website, known as AKO for short. Most of that email functionality will end March 31.

  • Service members participate in death march memorial

    Mar 27, 2015

    More than 5,000 Service members and civilians participated in the 26th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 22.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Sensors key to preserving battlefield edge, expert says

    Mar 27, 2015

    While modernization programs across the Department of Defense have shrunk, science and technology involving sensors and other capabilities has not - at least not yet, Dr. Mike Grove said.

  • Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

    Mar 26, 2015

    Another sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general told senators, March 25.

  • Leaders meet to discuss Bagram security operations

    Mar 26, 2015

    Key leaders met in Bagram District, March 26, with district governor, Abdul Qadusi, to discuss coordination and synchronization efforts for future security operations.

  • Army science advisors review technology priorities

    Mar 26, 2015

    Army science advisors, from around the world, convened at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., March 24-26, to discuss Soldiers' technology needs and priorities.

  • Votel: success depends on total force readiness

    Mar 26, 2015

    Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, told Congress he is "profoundly concerned" about sequestration's impact on the military as a whole, March 26.