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  • Cadet Command, Recruiting, Guard synergize on jump

    Oct 4, 2010

    A group of nine civilians donned yellow jumpsuits and strapped themselves to Soldiers to jump out of a plane 14,000-feet high.

  • GCV must be safe, affordable, full-spectrum capable

    Oct 3, 2010

    The Army's next combat vehicle must perform through the full spectrum of Army operations, be designed to protect itself and the Soldier, and be built with a budget in mind.

  • Army establishes Army Cyber Command

    Oct 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Cyber Command headquarters will be located in the National Capital Region and will realign Soldiers and Civilians into essential ARCYBER headquarters positions. The total command strength of 21,000 Soldiers and Civilians will be located around the globe.

  • Deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay extended

    Oct 1, 2010

    The deadline for eligible servicemembers, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to Dec. 3, allowing personnel more time to apply for the benefits they've earned.

  • The Army's foundational building blocks of Soldier skills

    Sep 30, 2010

    They're the foundational building blocks of Soldier skills. But, many couldn't even list them, despite their mention in the Soldier's Creed. The Army hopes its new, rebuilt list changes that.

  • Chiarelli visits CTSF to determine way ahead, possible mission expansion

    Sep 29, 2010

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army Vice Chief of Staff, spent the better part of four hours at the CTSF, touring the facility, and discussing his views of the work the CTSF should be doing, and what it now does under its current mission as defined in a 2007 execution order.

  • Army reviews acquisition process

    Sep 29, 2010

    The Army is taking a critical look at how it acquires and manages equipment and services. A team from the Army Acquisition Review visited here Sept. 28, touring facilities and interviewing military officials.

  • Rail Gunners wrap up 3 weeks of training

    Sep 28, 2010

    The first task occurred in the breaking hours of the morning when the unit received the alert to grab their gear, prepare to load up in the motor pool, and move out to their initial firing positions...

  • Army, major mortgage financers sign 'forbearance' agreement

    Sep 27, 2010

    The Army, Fannie Mae and several of the country's largest home financers signed a memorandum of commitment Sept. 27 at the Pentagon which will help Soldiers and their families who are in trouble with their mortgages.

  • Best of the best: Fort Rucker names Soldier, NCO of the year

    Sep 27, 2010

    Fort Rucker named its Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Sept. 15, 2010.

  • Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Sep 24, 2010

    A fallen World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 24.

  • Soldiers encouraged to file absentee ballots soon

    Sep 24, 2010

    Next week begins absentee-voter week, when the Army and Department of Defense encourage absentee voters to mail their ballots to their respective states.

  • 'Atlantic Strike' builds trust between services

    Sep 23, 2010

    Soldiers, along with troops from other services, and military members from Canada and Slovenia, trained together to improve their close-air-support skills during the recent Atlantic Strike 10-02 exercise.

  • Warfighter 2010: MPs compete in grueling four-day challenge

    Sep 23, 2010

    True grit became a lasting and crucial theme for participating teams in the 14th annual Military Police Warfighter competition; a four-day event at Fort Leonard Wood, Sept. 13-16, presenting numerous warrior tasks, battle drills and endurance tests to participating three-man teams from installations worldwide.

  • Army's top fighters to compete in tourney

    Sep 23, 2010

    Today is the final day to sign up for the 2010 Army Combatives Championship. The tournament, sponsored by the U.S. Army Combatives School and the Maneuver Center, is Thursday through Oct. 3.

  • Branch senior NCO discusses Army Aviation future

    Sep 23, 2010

    The senior NCO of the Aviation Branch took time on Sept. 21 to answer Soldiers' questions and brief them on the future of the Branch.

  • Department of Army Civilians crucial to counter-IED fight in Afghanistan

    Sep 23, 2010

    After 24-years in the military, nothing would surprise Rod Mathews, chief of future operations at the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He wasn't even surprised to find himself in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, dressed in full-battle-rattle again, after his military retirement. You see, Mathews volunteered to participate in the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program.

  • Bliss Shoppette shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 injured

    Sep 22, 2010

    63-year-old El Paso man allegedly shot two female Army & Air Force Exchange Service Shoppette employees inside the 24-hour store on Fort Bliss Monday afternoon.

  • Fuelers enjoy some hands-on training

    Sep 20, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, completed a two-day forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise, here, Sept. 15, 2010.

  • Pilferage, transportation among challenges in Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2010

    Pilferage and a lack of coastal waterways are two of the problems faced by Army logistics in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, operations continue to be challenged by the fact the country is landlocked.

  • New complex deemed successful by White House

    Sep 17, 2010

    VP Joe Biden released a report called "100 Recovery Act Projects that are changing America," Sept. 17 that lists Fort Bliss' $51 million Warrior Transition Barracks as the number one example of successful projects born out of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

  • Gates: Nation will bring home missing troops

    Sep 17, 2010

    Standing in front of rows of sharply dressed troops today, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates underscored the Defense Department's commitment to bringing every missing servicemember home.

  • Army continues to expand contracting workforce

    Sep 17, 2010

    Army leaders told members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan at a Sept. 16 hearing that the service continues to make great strides in its efforts to expand its contracting workforce and improve oversight of the billions spent on warzone contingency contracts.

  • Army contracting rebuilding workforce

    Sep 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army has changed hiring practices, emphasized recruiting and initiated training programs in order to meet the demand for contracting specialists in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • USACE, commission promote international cooperation through flood mapping workshop

    Sep 16, 2010

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and International Sava River Basin Commission hosted a three-day workshop here Sept. 6, aimed at presenting attendees information collected for the Sava River Hydraulic Model project and garnering feedback from participating countries.

  • President's new video encourages troops to claim 'stop loss' pay

    Sep 15, 2010

    The White House, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs jointly released a new web video today in which President Obama encourages active-duty troops and veterans to apply for special retroactive stop-loss pay, if entitled.

  • Army Reserve postures for 'uncertain' future

    Sep 15, 2010

    With tough budget decisions on the horizon and the changing military missions in the Middle East, an uncertain future awaits the Army Reserve, the organization's commander said today.

  • Flag casing marks transition for BRAC'd command

    Sep 14, 2010

    CECOM's flag casing ceremony marked the official move of the command from Fort Monmouth to its new headquarters location at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md., in accordance with 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law.

  • Focusing on "the silent killer"

    Sep 14, 2010

    Military suicides have more than doubled in the Army, exceeding the national average over the past five years, and leaders are redoubling efforts to figure out why.

  • First living Soldier to get Medal of Honor in War on Terror

    Sep 13, 2010

    A Soldier who bounded forward to recover wounded during an ambush in Afghanistan will be the Army's first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam conflict.

  • Special Reaction Team students set sights on shooting success

    Sep 13, 2010

    Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and the Directorate of Emergency Services Special Reaction Team participated in a marksman observer course on Fort Polk Aug. 16 through Sept. 3.

  • President honors 9/11 victims at Pentagon Memorial

    Sep 13, 2010

    President Barack Obama paid tribute to 9/11 victims during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, and urged Americans to remain resilient in the face of evil.

  • Obama: honor 9/11 victims by staying true to U.S. values

    Sep 13, 2010

    Saturday, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the 184 people who died in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon nine years ago, saying America honors their sacrifice by holding firm to the nation's ideals of unity and tolerance.

  • Soldiers battle for combatives title

    Sep 10, 2010

    Combat grappling took on the glitz and drama of UFC, as competitors vied for titles as toughest fighters on JBLM.

  • Living Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan

    Sep 10, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor in combat, the White House has announced. Giunta is the first living recipient for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • White House to present Medal of Honor to family of Green Beret for heroism in Afghanistan

    Sep 10, 2010

    On Oct. 6, President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to the family of a fallen Special Forces Soldier for his heroism and valor in combat whileA,A serving in Afghanistan in January of 2008.

  • Service academies unite at Stevens Conference

    Sep 8, 2010

    In the realm of collegiate competition, the service academies stand divided. But as future military officers, cadets and midshipmen also have opportunities to bond and learn from each other.

  • Afghanistan OP defense leads to Army's second-highest decoration

    Sep 8, 2010

    Only 20 of more than 1.5 million troops who have deployed in the war on terrorism earned the Distinguished Service Cross. Now a Fort Benning-based Soldier can be added to the list.

  • Americans urged to be prepared for emergencies, disasters

    Sep 7, 2010

    For Americans, emergency preparedness must now account for man-made disasters, as well as natural ones.

  • Army implementing standard child-care fees

    Sep 7, 2010

    Beginning Oct. 1, most Army families will see an increase in their child care fees, while others will see a reduction and some will see no change in fees for School Year 2010-2011. This is a result of a new Department of Defense policy.

  • 75th Ranger Regiment streamlines selection process

    Sep 3, 2010

    The 75th Ranger Regiment has refined its assessment and selection process to expand the training and evaluation windows for potential candidates. The unit is sending some Soldiers straight to Ranger School from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and Small Unit Ranger Tactics course, instead of to a battalion and deployment.

  • Army publishes civil support operations field manual

    Sep 3, 2010

    The Army recently released Army Field Manual 3-28 which follows FM 3-0 and expands on the fourth element of full-spectrum operations: civil support.

  • Deadline nears for officers' joint service credit 2001-2009

    Sep 3, 2010

    Active-duty officers have until the end of September to self-nominate and apply for retroactive credit for joint-service experience they gained between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009.

  • Army launches 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' online inbox

    Sep 2, 2010

    The Army has launched a 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' online inbox specifically available for Soldiers worldwide to share comments and opinions.

  • Combat, hardship pays remain for troops serving in Iraq

    Sep 1, 2010

    The change from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn does not affect combat and other hazardous-duty entitlements troops serving in Iraq receive, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.

  • U.S. combat mission ends in Iraq, Obama says

    Sep 1, 2010

    President Barack Obama announced the official end to combat operations in Iraq during a prime-time Oval Office address, declaring "a new beginning" for the Iraqi people.

  • Special Forces battalion activates on Fort Carson

    Aug 30, 2010

    The 4th Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), was activated in a ceremony Aug. 19 on Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Obama urges nation to salute service in Iraq

    Aug 30, 2010

    Barack Obama called on the American people to provide new care, opportunity and commitment to the million military men and women who've served in Iraq.

  • I Corps re-shifts its focus to Pacific

    Aug 27, 2010

    With news of the sinking of a South Korean navy vessel less than five months old, this year's annual exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2010, is a timely reminder of I Corps' defense commitments to the country's Asian-Pacific allies.

  • Army names Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year

    Aug 27, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Amanda Kokkonen, an advanced individual training platoon sergeant with Alpha Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas, was named the 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year.

  • Calling all Soldiers: Instructors, junior NCOs in demand at Ranger Training Brigade

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Ranger Training Brigade is looking for a growth spurt in the ranks. Facing critical shortages across the Army, the unit has cranked up a recruiting campaign to lure more candidates to Ranger School, especially at the junior NCO level.

  • Tours offer inside look at Basic Combat Training

    Aug 26, 2010

    As Ronald Evans watched a Soldier rappel from Victory Tower last Thursday, he said he wished he could be the next to climb to the top. At 72, Evans has been retired from the Army for 31 years; nevertheless, he said he still dreams of coming back in.

  • Agency works to ensure 'Every Dollar Counts'

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Defense Logistics Agency is taking steps to cut costs and boost efficiency as part of a larger effort to reform the way the Pentagon does business.

  • Army Combat Uniform may have female-only version in 2014

    Aug 25, 2010

    Female Soldiers may be wearing a more form-fitting version of the Army Combat Uniform featuring more room in the hips and legs by 2014, according to developers at Program Executive Office Soldier.

  • Baumholder administrator named 2010 DoDEA Principal of the Year

    Aug 23, 2010

    The principal of Wetzel Elementary School in Baumholder, was selected as the Department of Defense Education Activity's nominee for the National Association of Elementary School Principals' 2010 National Distinguished Principals of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level through the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

  • Pentagon releases final Fort Hood shooting review

    Aug 23, 2010

    Pentagon officials released the Defense Department's final review of recommendations issued by an independent panel in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting spree on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Fort Polk Soldiers first active BCT issued MultiCam ACUs

    Aug 20, 2010

    Soldiers with Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, became the first active-component BCT to receive the Army's new MultiCam Army Combat Uniforms Aug. 16 in preparation for the unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army Operating Concept provides Capstone follow-up

    Aug 20, 2010

    The 2010 Army Operating Concept has been approved and is now available online. Also known as TRADOC Pamphlet 525-3-1, the Army Operating Concept explains how the Army will comply with and execute guidance derived from the Army Capstone Concept released in January 2009.

  • CSA lauds Army Corps for 'phenomenal' work after visit to NGA project at Belvoir

    Aug 19, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, lauded the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for the magnitude and scope of military construction and civil works projects the agency has undertaken over the past five years.

  • Army preparedness starts at the top

    Aug 18, 2010

    The U.S. Army is set to support National Preparedness Month in September as part of an ongoing initiative to ensure that Soldiers and Army civilians are ready to react if disaster strikes.

  • West Point ranked high in Forbes picks for best colleges

    Aug 18, 2010

    A report released Aug. 11 by Forbes ranked West Point, The U.S. Military Academy, fourth in the country in their annual ranking of America's Best Colleges.

  • Corps of Engineers on track to complete $1.7 billion BRAC project

    Aug 18, 2010

    Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spoke to members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Campus East project team during a visit to the Integrated Program Office (IPO).

  • Army's Chief of Staff visits major Corps project

    Aug 17, 2010

    On Aug. 3, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army, visited one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) major projects-the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal-Lake Borgne Surge Barrier.

  • Armed Forces basketball tournament kicks off in nation's capital

    Aug 16, 2010

    The 2010 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament kicked off with an opening ceremony Aug. 16 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Predictability, increased dwell time coming, SMA tells troops

    Aug 16, 2010

    Increased dwell time and predictability are coming, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told approximately 500 Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, Friday.

  • Center for Army Lessons Learned celebrates 25 years

    Aug 13, 2010

    This fall, Soldiers will have lessons learned by past combat veterans at their fingertips far more quickly than ever before, said Col. Thomas Murphy, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned.

  • Knox's mission grows broader, deeper, wider

    Aug 13, 2010

    Army Strong has been the Army's motto since 2006.

  • AAFES works double time to correct inadvertent charges

    Aug 13, 2010

    Numerous transactions at Army and Air Force Exchange operations are experiencing a double whammy no one saw coming: a processing error resulting in duplicate charges on credit and debit card transactions.

  • Gates urges 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' survey response

    Aug 13, 2010

    Feedback will make Congress and DoD better informed as officials evaluate repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in a letter to troops.

  • Army transforms recruit training

    Aug 12, 2010

    Like the times, the Army is changing and it's starting from the ground up with Basic Combat Training.

  • Army ROTC awards $51 million in scholarships

    Aug 11, 2010

    More than 2,500 young men and women will begin their college careers this fall with help from the U.S. Army.

  • ASC, IMCOM meet to ensure smooth DOL handover

    Aug 10, 2010

    ASC is taking over responsibility for installation Directorates of Logistics from IMCOM.

  • Gates announces cuts as part of Pentagon efficiencies initiative

    Aug 10, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is putting meat on the bones of his initiative to reform the way the Pentagon does business and to eliminate duplicative, unnecessary overhead costs.

  • Longer 'dwell' time poses new challenges for Army

    Aug 10, 2010

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed the need for strong garrison leadership, underscoring the effects longer periods at home between deployments may have on troops and their families in the future.

  • Army looks to identify future priorities for game-based training

    Aug 6, 2010

    Leaders from across the U.S. Army are gathering at Fort Leavenworth to help develop a wish list of new capabilities the Army should add to its Games for Training program.

  • Fort Polk opens Army's first Holiday Inn Express

    Aug 6, 2010

    Aug. 4 marked a big day on the U.S. Army's and Fort Polk's calendar as the post became the first of 10 Army installations to have a Holiday Inn Express branded hotel.

  • Army swears in new assistant secretary

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Department of the Army swore in Katherine Hammack as assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment Aug. 4 during a ceremony at the Pentagon conducted by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Land Forces Symposium is co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Third Army Commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster. During the four-day event which addressed multilateral approaches to regional challenges, participants not only exchanged ideas, they focused on how to exchange efforts to address 21st challenges. This was done through a series of panel topics on Consequence Management/Critical Infrastructure Protection, Regional Security Challenges and Security Cooperation programs.

  • Changing reenlistment program doesn't affect Soldiers' decisions

    Aug 5, 2010

    Although Soldiers cannot deploy under stop-loss any longer, a new deployment extension program is in place. With the new program, Soldiers who are nearing their end of contractual service date can willingly reenlist for the length of the unit's deployment and then leave the service after redeployment.

  • Law school opportunity opens for military officers

    Aug 4, 2010

    For Soldiers interested in expanding their legal careers both in and out of the military, the Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education Program.

  • Army shooters take title at interservice championship

    Aug 3, 2010

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle team braved the heat and stiff competition and came out on top at the 49th Interservice Rifle Championships. With their accomplishment, the USAMU enabled the Army to complete a sweep of all interservice marksmanship championships in 2010 - Soldiers and teams from the USAMU previously won the shotgun and pistol interservice competitions, as a team and individually

  • Army kicks off Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 3, 2010

    Army Installations throughout the country will engage in anti-terrorism awareness programs this month stressing vigilance, reporting suspicious activities and protecting Army communities. In February, the Department of the Army determined Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month would be held in August each year -- a month Army leaders have deemed an appropriate reminder of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

  • Training surge at Graf to prep forces for Afghanistan

    Aug 3, 2010

    August marks the beginning of a three-month surge in training at the Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area and Hohenfels Training Area in eastern Bavaria. The training includes tactics for Counter-Improvised Explosive Device, International Security Assistance Force training, and full-spectrum operations, as well as small-arms qualifications, vehicle gunnery, and live-fire exercises.

  • Obama lauds military for service in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Aug 3, 2010

    In a speech at the Disabled American Veterans National conference in Atlanta, Barack Obama lauded veterans for their service and sacrifice. He praised today's military for bringing the Iraq war to a close, as well as embracing the difficult mission ahead in Afghanistan.

  • Army promotes anti-terrorism awareness in August

    Aug 2, 2010

    Soldiers, family members and civilians Army-wide have felt the effects of the acts of terror committed at Fort Hood in November 2009 and those attempted at Fort Dix in 2007. Though the results might not seem obvious to all community members, Army security groups have responded to these and other terrorist attacks by promoting individual awareness and vigilance across posts worldwide. Whether it is a poster in the commissary, or required training for Soldiers, law enforcement officials are making it evident that the safety of any community is dependent on its members, as they are at the forefront in providing authorities with tips and information.

  • Military working dogs take bite out of Camp Bondsteel

    Jul 31, 2010

    "Sir, can you please come over here' Sir, come over here ... Get' em!!" These are words everyone should try to avoid hearing, but these are the words Hugo, and the other military working dogs on Camp Bondsteel, are waiting to hear. Camp Bondsteel currently has three Military Working Dogs (MWD) trained in a variety of skills from locating explosives and drugs, to conducting patrols and attacking aggressive individuals.

  • Panel suggests changes in long-term defense planning

    Jul 30, 2010

    A panel has recommended broad changes to long-term Defense Department strategies and priorities, including funding a major recapitalization of equipment, revamping the personnel system and expanding the number of people serving in the Navy.

  • Army Chaplain Corps still rolling along after 235 years

    Jul 29, 2010

    A Soldier is trained to go into battle and defend the rights and freedoms of those in need, enduring the hardship of a long deployment, separation from loved ones and the imminent danger of combat.

  • DoD reminds 'Stop-Loss' troops to submit claims

    Jul 29, 2010

    The Department of Defense wants to ensure that anyone who was under "Stop Loss" has an opportunity to apply for a stipend by the deadline of Oct. 21.

  • Congress approves supplemental war-funding bill

    Jul 29, 2010

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved passage of the Defense Department's supplemental war-funding bill, most of which will be used to pay for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Bidens welcome Soldiers home at Fort Drum

    Jul 29, 2010

    Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received a rousing welcome home from Iraq, not only from fellow Soldiers, family members and community leaders, but also from Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve fire stations in Latvia

    Jul 29, 2010

    Europe District will renovate 10 fire stations to improve the timeliness and quality of emergency services.

  • Time running out for troops, veterans to claim 'Stop Loss' pay

    Jul 28, 2010

    Eligible servicemembers and veterans have less than three months to apply for Retroactive "Stop Loss" Special Pay.

  • Army investigators lead probe into leaks

    Jul 28, 2010

    The Pentagon has launched an investigation to find out how thousands of classified military documents were leaked to the group

  • NAACP awards go to Army leaders

    Jul 27, 2010

    The NAACP gave its top military service awards for 2010 to three Army leaders for their contributions to equal opportunity in the military.

  • Pentagon assesses leaked documents

    Jul 27, 2010

    The Pentagon Monday condemned the actions of the group, which released thousands of classified U.S. military documents on its website Sunday night.

  • DoD needs completed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' surveys

    Jul 26, 2010

    Only about 10 percent of the 400,000 servicemembers asked to complete a survey about possible repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law have responded so far, and DoD officials said they need to hear from the rest.

  • U.S. Army recognizes Gen. McChrystal's 34 years of service

    Jul 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army celebrated a distinguished officer's 34 years of service to the nation during the retirement ceremony for Gen. Stanley J. McChrystal on Fort Lesley J. McNair, Friday. "Gen. McChrystal has made lasting contributions to our Army and our country," said Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff. McChrystal was lauded as a true warrior, scholar and statesman and an expert at irregular warfare, hybrid warfare, counter-insurgency and counterterrorism. Mrs. Annie McChrystal, his wife, was singled out for her dedication and volunteer work with Soldiers, families and especially wounded warriors.

  • Army Logistics University hosts historic uncasing ceremony

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Lee welcomed its first, fully operational training unit for Army transportation students Friday.

  • DoD employees may be furloughed if supplement not passed

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Army may need to furlough civilian employees in mid-August and may later run out of money for active-duty pay should Congress fail to pass a wartime supplemental appropriation.