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  • 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.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Wars fought by ground troops, new Army chief says

    Aug 14, 2015

    Continued freedom in America requires a continued commitment to maintaining strong, equipped, well-led and well-trained ground forces, said the Army's 39th Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • Dailey: NCOs should strive to serve at National Training Center

    Aug 14, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey emphasized the importance of the mission of the National Training Center, which trains 10 brigades per year, and was the site of Exercise Joint Forcible Entry Dragon Spear, Aug. 5-6, during a visit here, Aug. 4-6.

  • Army Reserve paratrooper helps raise awareness of PTSD, suicide

    Aug 13, 2015

    For one Army Reserve paratrooper, raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and suicides took to new heights recently at the Saint Mere Eglise drop zone.

  • Exercise Uhlan Fury hits stride in Lithuania

    Aug 13, 2015

    Exercise Uhlan Fury has ended here, culminating with a jump from UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters above the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area.

  • Military police use partnerships to enhance training

    Aug 12, 2015

    The rumbling tires of a black armored truck come to an abrupt halt on a dirt road as Soldiers dressed in combat gear dismount the vehicle and tactically enter a small rectangular building to perform a felony warrant arrest.

  • Odierno: Nation at important flex point

    Aug 12, 2015

    "I believe this nation is at an important inflexion point, specifically regarding national security," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno during a news conference at the Pentagon, Aug. 12.

  • So far 63 percent of Soldiers surveyed like 'Ike' jacket

    Aug 11, 2015

    Preliminary results show that a majority of Soldiers want a chance to wear the Ike jacket for dress and black socks for physical training, but a survey on proposed uniform changes has been extended until Aug. 31.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • US Black Hawks elevate training during Atlantic Resolve

    Aug 10, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted an air assault training exercise, Aug. 7, 2015, at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.

  • Paratroopers conduct live-fire exercise in Ukraine

    Aug 10, 2015

    Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 73rd Airborne Brigade (Sky Soldiers), conducted squad live-fire exercises, Aug. 6, 2015, during a pause of the second rotation of Fearless Guardian.

  • Conventional, special forces team up during 'Joint Forcible Entry' exercise

    Aug 9, 2015

    Rounds from an M1A1 main battle tank followed by rockets from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System illuminated the desert here, kicking off a "Joint Forcible Entry," or JFE, exercise.

  • Milley confirmed as CSA, Murphy nominated for under secretary

    Aug 6, 2015

    The Senate confirmed Gen. Mark A. Milley, Aug. 5, to become the 39th chief of staff of the Army.

  • Massachusetts gift enhances collaborative Army research

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Secretary of the Army has accepted a $900,000 gift from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Development Finance Agency, or MassDevelopment, to perform infrastructure upgrades to the Doriot Climatic Chambers at the U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Army participating in huge counter-drone demo

    Aug 4, 2015

    Small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are easy to obtain and launch and they're hard to detect on radar, making them of particular concern to the Department of Defense, according to officials taking part in the Black Dart 2015 counter-UAS demonstration.

  • Soldiers pass Mountain Phase, inch closer to earning Ranger Tab

    Aug 4, 2015

    The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced, July 31, that 125 men and two women met the standards to complete the Mountain Phase of the Ranger Course.

  • For those still unsure, Army defines 'online misconduct'

    Aug 3, 2015

    If Soldiers were still unsure of what bad behavior looks like online, the Army clarified it for them in an "All Army Activities" message -- commonly called an ALARACT -- that went out force-wide last week.

  • SHARP building on sexual assault prevention momentum

    Jul 31, 2015

    Training and outreach efforts, as well as involvement by leaders at all levels, have contributed to a decrease in incidents of sexual assault and harassment in the Army, in addition to upswing in reporting over the last few years.

  • Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

    Jul 31, 2015

    Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

  • Army leaders: Trust, ethic are foundation of force

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Army profession is built on trust that starts with every member of the total force, said the Army's most senior civilian and military leaders, who met for two days at West Point.

  • Army athletes, coaches bolster Team USA performance at Pan Am Games

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldier-athletes from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, won two gold, one silver and five bronze medals as members of Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

  • Army leaders meet at West Point, strategize Army Ethic

    Jul 27, 2015

    The most senior leaders of the Army gathered at the U.S. Military Academy for a two-day discussion on the strategic stewardship of the Army profession.

  • Odierno discusses challenges with leaders

    Jul 24, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met with leaders, officers and senior noncommissioned officers during a visit to the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson to address challenges Soldiers face daily, July 23.

  • Russia greatest threat to US, Milley tells lawmakers

    Jul 21, 2015

    "Russia is the only country on Earth that retains a nuclear capability to destroy the United States, so it's an existential threat," said Gen. Mark A. Milley, in response to a senator's question on the biggest military threat to the United States.

  • US, Estonian soldiers conduct Exercise Saaremaa Island

    Jul 20, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers, with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined their Estonian military and civilian counterparts to participate in the Kubarsaare Raid land navigation exercise, Saaremaa Island in Estonia, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, July 18.

  • Carter awards Pentagon's improvised explosive device agency unit award

    Jul 17, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, now the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, at the Pentagon, July 16.

  • Soldier-athletes help Team USA win team title at PanAm Games

    Jul 17, 2015

    Capt. Jon Anderson and Sgt. Whitney Conder struck gold and Sgt. Spenser Mango won bronze helping Team USA win the Pan American Games Greco-Roman team title for the first time in 40 years.

  • Three female Soldiers continue to second phase of Ranger course

    Jul 16, 2015

    Three women successfully continue to move through the Army Ranger School, passing the Darby phase of training to advance to the Mountain phase.

  • Soldiers weigh in on Army uniform changes

    Jul 15, 2015

    Soldiers should check their emails in the coming weeks for the chance to provide input on possible revisions to aspects of the Army uniform and wear policy.

  • Army provides 'gravitational pull' in Europe

    Jul 15, 2015

    Where America's Army goes in Europe, others follow, said the service's lead commander on the European Continent. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, said when America's military shows up to training exercises in Europe, other nations follow suit, sending their own forces.

  • US Soldiers pay-it-forward, help renovate Latvian orphanage

    Jul 14, 2015

    More than 40 kilometers outside of Latvia's capital city, Riga, there is a small orphanage, which is home to approximately 35 children.

  • Carter calls Bragg troops 'tip of spear' for new strategic era

    Jul 14, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked Soldiers on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, July 10, for their past service and said they will be the "tip of the spear" for the new strategic era the world is entering.

  • Command works to keep Soldiers in boots after active-duty service

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in Germany

    Jul 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited U.S. Soldiers and their commanders in the Grafenwoehr training area to talk to and listen to them, July 9.

  • Dailey calms fears over troop cuts

    Jul 10, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed 1st Infantry Division Soldier and family trepidation about troop cuts during his first visit to Fort Riley, Kansas, as sergeant major of the Army, July 7-9.

  • Army to realign brigades, cut 40,000 Soldiers, 17,000 civilians

    Jul 9, 2015

    By the end of fiscal 2018, the active Army expects to have drawn down in size from 490,000 to 450,000, said Army officials during a press conference at the Pentagon, July 9. The service will also shrink the size of several brigade combat teams and will cut 17,000 civilian employees.

  • Allyn stresses 'Soldier empowerment' as Army moves toward global land power network

    Jul 9, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn opened the fifth Association of the United States Army "Hot Topic" symposium of the year, June 9, by emphasizing the importance of leadership development, mission command and Soldier empowerment from the bottom up.

  • US service members head Down Under for Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 8, 2015

    More than 400 Army paratroopers, from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, parachuted from seven C-17 Globemasters onto Kapyong Air Field, Australia, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15, July 8.

  • Army looks for new pistol

    Jul 8, 2015

    The Army moved closer to releasing its long-awaited solicitation for a new, modern handgun system when it hosted a fourth industry day for interested vendors at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, July 8.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • US Soldiers participate in multinational foreign jump wings event

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers recently joined together to participate in a foreign jump wings event, which would culminate in an awards ceremony presided over by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Guard battles fires throughout Alaska

    Jul 3, 2015

    Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrews, from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, have been dropping hundreds of buckets of water on fires throughout the state since June 14.

  • Team aids global response force mission

    Jul 2, 2015

    On the heels of a successful exercise rotation at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, troopers, from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, assumed the mission as part of the global response force, June 25.

  • Army researcher invents new ways for intelligence analysts to visualize, interact with information

    Jun 30, 2015

    Army researchers are improving how computers manage a myriad of images, which will help analysts across the DOD intelligence community.

  • Dailey explains changes to Best Warrior competition

    Jun 30, 2015

    This year's Best Warrior competition has been revamped and moved to Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, to enable more stressors that resemble combat conditions.

  • West Point welcomes future cadets on R-day

    Jun 30, 2015

    Every year, typically on the last Monday in June, about 1,300 future members of the corps of cadets gather at Thayer Hall for their first day at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Odierno talks retirement, ISIS at Facebook town hall

    Jun 24, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted his final Facebook town hall, June 24, replying to nearly 200 comments addressing a range of concerns.

  • US, Italian signaleers conduct bilateral communications training

    Jun 23, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Italian 8th Parachute Assault Engineer Regiment, conducted joint communications training in Legnago, Italy, June 16.

  • McHugh: Warrior Games athletes are 'awe-inspiring'

    Jun 23, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh visited with Army athletes competing in the Warrior Games, June 23, and said the event goes far beyond competition and service pride.

  • Army takes nine medals in cycling at DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Army took six golds, two silver and a bronze medal in cycling at the Department of Defense Warrior Games, June 21.

  • Army team gets all gold during DOD Warrior Games archery

    Jun 22, 2015

    Army fans were all aquiver when scores were finally announced at the archery competition during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games here, June 22. Current and veteran Soldiers took home every gold medal, which was up for grabs.

  • Odierno thanks Army Arlington Ladies for their dedication

    Jun 21, 2015

    About 40 Army Arlington Ladies gathered, June 19, on the front porch of "Quarters One" for a reception honoring those who ensure that no Soldier is ever laid to rest alone.

  • Re-purposed chutes save Special Operation Command money

    Jun 19, 2015

    We are becoming a disposable society; one where it is easier to buy a new printer then buying the expensive ink cartridges. The U.S. Army Special Operation Command, or USASOC, is joining that society with its new cargo parachute systems.

  • Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

    Jun 19, 2015

    Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted Soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27.

  • Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

    Jun 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles with laser technology.

  • Army goal: Keep Chairman's Cup at DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 18, 2015

    The Army has a firm grip on the Chairman's Cup it won last year at the Warrior Games and team members say they'll fend off challengers trying to wrest it away at this year's games on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, June 19 - 28.

  • Odierno discusses ongoing training needs at town hall

    Jun 17, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno understandably has a lot on his mind while serving as the senior uniformed officer in the Department of the Army. Some responsibilities, though, weigh more heavily on his mind than others.

  • Physician assistant survives rare illness to make waves at DOD Warrior Games

    Jun 16, 2015

    An Army physician assistant went to bed and woke up six weeks later with no leg. That didn't stop him, however, from earning four medals in swimming at the trials for the upcoming Department of Defense Warrior Games.

  • Doctrine defines Army ethic in new chapter

    Jun 16, 2015

    A major revision of Army Doctrine Reference Publication, The Army Profession, includes a new chapter on the Army ethic.

  • More than 4,000 Army Families receive funding for college

    Jun 15, 2015

    As the cost of secondary education continues to rise, the Army Emergency Relief program has awarded 4,285 Army children and spouses with more than $9.3 million in college scholarships.

  • Wreath commemorates 240th Army birthday at Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 14, 2015

    Senior Army leaders capped off a week of Army birthday events by placing a wreath of red, white and blue flowers in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns, at Arlington National Cemetery, June 14, 2015.

  • Army celebrates 240th birthday at U.S. Capitol

    Jun 11, 2015

    Senior Army leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center, June 10, for the first of several cake-cuttings throughout the week in celebration of the Army's 240th birthday, which falls on June 14.

  • Army temporarily expands re-enlistment window

    Jun 11, 2015

    The re-enlistment opportunity window for Soldiers, which previously ran from 15 months to 90 days before their separation from the Army, has been temporarily suspended, but only for Soldiers with a separation date through Sept. 30.

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • Odierno: Army tops at force sustainment

    Jun 10, 2015

    "One of the great advantages our Army has over every other army in the world is our ability to do strategic operational and tactical logistics," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno at the Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony at the Pentagon, June 10.

  • New mobile SHARP app brings info to troops' fingertips

    Jun 10, 2015

    There is a new Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention application for mobile devices, which is using state-of-the-art technology to help troops.

  • McHugh kicks off Army birthday week, presents Purple Hearts

    Jun 9, 2015

    Kicking off a week of events for the Army's 240th birthday, Army Secretary John M. McHugh laid a wreath at the tomb of George Washington, June 9, and honored the men and women, who selflessly serve to protect the nation.

  • Army secretary to step down

    Jun 8, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has announced that he will resign effective Nov. 1, in which he hopes will afford ample opportunity for a smooth transition.

  • Evaluation, education, compensation dominate discussion at Dailey town hall

    Jun 5, 2015

    The debut of the new noncommissioned officer evaluation report, expected as a cure for rating inflation, has been pushed to the new year.

  • U.S. Army celebrates 240th birthday in New York

    Jun 4, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno will host the Army's 240th birthday celebration at 10 a.m., June 12, at Times Square in New York.

  • Soldier for Life fields Facebook town hall

    Jun 4, 2015

    "If you could give only one piece of advice to a Soldier preparing to transition back into the community, what would it be" asked a participant during the first Facebook town hall run by Soldier for Life, or SFL, June 3. "Start early. Leverage your network, and visit your SFL-transition assistance program," was the answer.

  • DOD looking to save on service contracts

    Jun 4, 2015

    The Department of Defense, or DOD, spends more on services than it does on purchasing weapons and equipment, said Alan Estevez, and he would like to see efficiencies in service contracts save the department as much as $15 billion.

  • Command establishes enlisted pathways to become a cyber operations specialist

    Jun 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command, or HRC, has announced the personnel transition strategy and procedures for reclassification to Military Occupational Specialty 17C, or MOS 17C, cyber operations specialist, for active-duty Army enlisted personnel.

  • Soldiers make 'better, faster decisions' due to Army modernization

    Jun 3, 2015

    The mission at hand for System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, is to create the architecture and design integration of capability sets, provide support to program managers and field the sets to brigade combat teams.

  • III Corps units zero in on Fleet Readiness Campaign for future ops

    Jun 3, 2015

    For nearly 15 years, III Corps units have been deploying in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Pentagon inducts WWI Soldiers into Hall of Heroes

    Jun 3, 2015

    A pair of World War I Soldiers were inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, June 3, one day after the upgrade of their Distinguished Service Crosses to Medals of Honor, posthumously, by President Barack Obama.

  • G-4: New logistics technology tool 'game-changer'

    Jun 3, 2015

    Global Combat Support System-Army, or GCSS-Army, "is clearly the game-changer in logistics," said Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, announcing that the "second wave" of GCSS-Army, which launched in January, is in full swing.

  • European Activity Set proves successful, being expanded

    Jun 3, 2015

    "The European Activity Set proved so successful that the Army chief of staff approved growing it to a full brigade combat team," Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche said.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Obama honors two WWI Soldiers with Medals of Honor

    Jun 2, 2015

    President Barack Obama honored two World War I Soldiers with Medals of Honor, June 2, saying it was long overdue and the nation will work as long as it takes to make sure "all the heroes' stories are told."

  • Army Arts, Crafts Contest open to artisans and craftspeople

    Jun 2, 2015

    The 2015 Army Arts and Crafts Contest is open through July 31 for Morale, Welfare and Recreation artisans and craftspeople to submit their handiwork.

  • Daughter recalls fond memories, bravery of Medal of Honor nominee Shemin

    Jun 1, 2015

    Elsie Shemin-Roth remembers her father, World War I veteran and Medal of Honor nominee Sgt. William Shemin, as a generous, brave and honorable man, who always gave more than what was asked of him.

  • Army Reserve heavy boats conduct joint operations

    Jun 1, 2015

    Army Reserve Soldiers, from the 481st Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), stay shipshape by conducting joint operations with the Navy. The Army's 2000 series of landing craft utility boats have a capability unmatched by the Navy.

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • Three women recycled again in Ranger School

    Jun 1, 2015

    Despite setbacks, three female Soldiers continue the challenge to make it through Army Ranger School.

  • Harlem Hellfighter's valor in battle inspires Americans

    May 29, 2015

    The German soldiers, who overran his position, fled in fear as Pvt. William Henry Johnson wielded his bolo knife, hacking away at them after expending his bullets. Now, nearly 100 years later, Johnson's bravery during World War 1 will be honored as he is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House, June 2.

  • Women Soldiers take on unexpected roles

    May 28, 2015

    You might not expect a local female hair stylist or preschool teacher to be operating or fixing bulldozers, scrapers and dump trucks outside of their job, but for women serving in the South Dakota Army National Guard's 842nd Engineer Company, it is common.

  • Dailey hosts Tattoo to thank Soldier-ambassadors

    May 28, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey hosted a Twilight Tattoo to honor noncommissioned officers and Soldiers on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, May 27.

  • 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.