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  • TRADOC important to Army present, future, says McHugh

    Mar 8, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters for the first time Monday, and he got to see Army past, present and future through TRADOC's eyes.

  • S1NET: online resource now caters to 44,000 members

    Mar 8, 2010

    Servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians know they can turn to human resources professionals when it comes to setting their records straight - but who can HR personnel turn to in a bind'

  • JTF-Haiti prepares to readjust its forces

    Mar 5, 2010

    Seven weeks after the earthquake that rocked the nation of Haiti, the U.S. military is preparing to readjust its forces as the government there and non-governmental organizations exercise more and more control.

  • CSA visits Mountain Post

    Mar 5, 2010

    The Army chief of staff visited the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, March 4, to learn how the brigades are preparing for their upcoming deployments.

  • Economic training for junior ranks resonates with military chief

    Mar 5, 2010

    As a student at the Command and General Staff War College, part of Maj. Jackie Thompson's studies have included examining how broad economic theories relate to warfare.

  • OPMS aims to flex 'promotion treadmill' for broader assignments

    Mar 4, 2010

    Busting myths about the officer promotion system is the current business of a small task force at Human Resources Command.

  • Gates asks entire department to reinforce trust

    Mar 4, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has called on every member of the Defense Department to play a personal role in creating a secure environment that will help to prevent more tragedies like the Nov. 5 shooting rampage that left 13 people dead at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' review seeks broadest input

    Mar 4, 2010

    The Defense Department's review on the potential impact of repealing the ban on gays serving openly in the military will solicit input from troops of every service and rank -- as well as their families -- through surveys, focus groups and social media tools.

  • Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan to get new MultiCam uniforms, boots, gear

    Mar 2, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will be issued the new "MultiCam" fire-resistant Army Combat Uniform complete with new Mountain Combat Boots and MultiCam-patterned Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE, gear beginning in July.

  • Chaplains deliver every thirty days

    Mar 1, 2010

    The chaplains of Task Force Mountain Warrior are providing spiritual fitness to Soldiers by visiting every combat outpost and forward operating base in their area of operation in eastern Afghanistan at least once a month.

  • Army product manager releases key findings from integrated capabilities event

    Mar 1, 2010

    The U.S. Army product manager released its final report on Feb. 25, containing key results and lessons learned from the integration of Army networks and systems during the execution of its annual C4ISR system-of-systems integrated capabilities event last summer.

  • WWII vet receives Bronze Star for service

    Mar 1, 2010

    As a young man of 25, John Wilpers was a member of the 308th Counter Intelligence Corps when he helped capture Japanese Gen. Hideki Tojo, who served as prime minster from 1941 to 1945 and was wanted for war crimes.

  • Plan to reduce warrior tasks, battle drills forwarded to CSA

    Feb 26, 2010

    The deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training said he hopes the current warrior tasks and battle drills that all Soldiers are expected to know will be reduced significantly to stop what he called "task paralysis."

  • Army Emergency Relief campaign begins March 1

    Feb 25, 2010

    The annual Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off March 1 and will run through May 15.

  • Army's budget request prioritizes BCT Modernization

    Feb 24, 2010

    The new Brigade Combat Team Modernization plan and the Army's goal to "achieve balance" by 2011 are among top priorities in the Army's budget request for next year.

  • Soldiers, families top Army priorities, leaders say

    Feb 24, 2010

    Funding programs to support Soldiers and their families is the Army's top priority in the new fiscal year, the service's secretary and chief of staff told a Senate panel Tuesday.

  • VA Secretary visits Bliss, outlines goals for veterans

    Feb 23, 2010

    More than 50 veterans gathered Feb. 19 to hear Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki speak about his goals to improve the quality of life for veterans at the El Paso, Texas, VA Health Care System facility.

  • Highly decorated Vietnam hero gets final honors

    Feb 22, 2010

    One of America's most decorated Soldiers, Col. Robert L. Howard, was laid to rest Feb. 22 in Arlington National Cemetery, after having served his country for nearly half a century.

  • AFRICOM commander, New Orleans engineer get BEYA awards

    Feb 22, 2010

    The commanding general of U.S. Africa Command and a young structural engineer working for the Army in New Orleans were recognized Saturday at the 24th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

  • Soldiers to get new cammo pattern for wear in Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2010

    Starting this summer, Soldiers sent to fight in Afghanistan will wear an Army Combat Uniform with the "MultiCam" pattern instead of the standard-issue universal camouflage pattern.

  • Defense Department temporarily halts spouse employment program

    Feb 19, 2010

    The Defense Department has temporarily halted a popular employment assistance program for military spouses while it conducts a "top-to-bottom" review of its services.

  • Spring to mark start of personnel system transition

    Feb 19, 2010

    The Defense Department is on track to transition the majority of its more than 220,000 civilian employees out of the National Security Personnel System by Sept. 30, more than a year ahead of deadline.

  • Program captures struggle of African Americans, shows strength of country's diversity

    Feb 19, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. -- (Feb. 19) African-American achievement and black history as American history were the focus of an African-American History Month program held Feb. 11, on Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army raises more than $3.5 million for CFC

    Feb 18, 2010

    For the sixth year in a row, the Army in the nation's capital has contributed more than $3 million to the Combined Federal Campaign, the world's largest annual workplace charity program.

  • 'Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps' marks 50th year

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, founded Feb. 23, 1960, was created as an official ceremonial escort to the U.S. President.

  • Military Saves Week to culminate year-long campaign

    Feb 18, 2010

    Monday marks the start of the annual Military Saves Week, the culmination of a year-long Department of Defense financial readiness campaign.

  • Army emphasizes prototyping, incremental development

    Feb 18, 2010

    Army leaders said testing, prototyping and incremental development are needed to ensure the successful and rapid delivery of goods and services to warfighters in months and years ahead.

  • Army swears in new financial management secretary

    Feb 17, 2010

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal administers the oath of office to Mary Sally Matiella, the newly appointed assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller, Feb. 16, 2010, at the Pentagon. Joyce Morrow, the administrative assistant to the secretary of the Army, assisted in the swearing-in ceremony.

  • Army changes structure of Basic Officer Leadership Course

    Feb 11, 2010

    The Army is changing the way it trains its newest second lieutenants by merging two basic courses and having officers from the same branches train together from the onset of their careers.

  • Military OneSource offers free tax filing

    Feb 9, 2010

    Defense officials encourage military families to once again take advantage of the free electronic tax filing services offered through Military OneSource.

  • Under Secretary of the Army lands at Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Feb 8, 2010

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal learned first-hand about Army depot helicopter repair and recapitalization during his brief, but substantial tour of CCAD's facilities on Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Feb. 3.

  • Chief of Staff visits Fort Campbell, stresses restoring balance, families

    Feb 6, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. visited Fort Campbell Soldiers and facilities Friday and spent the day meeting with division and installation leadership to discuss deployment preparedness and Fort Campbell family-based programs.

  • Army to Increase Fiscal 2010 Base Operating Support by $500 Million

    Feb 5, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced today that the Army is taking steps to increase funding by $500 million for Base Operating Support in fiscal 2010. "We will continue to look for efficiencies and best practices, but the bottom line is we will not shortchange our Soldiers and their Families," said McHugh. The Army's Installation Management Command will continue to work closely with each installation to ensure its essential base operating support needs are met. Additionally, the Army will conduct a comprehensive mid-year review of all installation BOS accounts to ensure installations can meet Army priorities. "The secretary and I remain committed to ensuring our soldiers and families get the support they need and we will continue to provide the resources to do that," Casey reiterated.

  • Army to increase fiscal 2010 base operating support by $500 million

    Feb 5, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced that the Army is taking steps to increase funding by $500 million for Base Operating Support in fiscal year 2010.

  • BCT overhaul: Changes coming to Basic Combat Training

    Feb 4, 2010

    Basic Combat Training is getting ready for some major changes to reflect the modern battlefield, said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training.

  • 3 killed in U.S. Army Europe UH-60 helicopter crash

    Feb 4, 2010

    Three U.S. Army Europe Soldiers died Feb. 3 when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Mannheim, Germany.

  • CSA checks training of new 'combat advisors' at JRTC

    Feb 3, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited the newly organized 162nd Infantry Brigade, responsible for training combat advisors for Iraq and Afghanistan, during his trip to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Jan. 29.

  • Panel to explore ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Feb 3, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Tuesday established a Defense Department panel to prepare the military for the potential elimination of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that bans openly gay people from serving in the armed forces.

  • FY11 budget includes $400 million for re-enlistment bonuses

    Feb 2, 2010

    The Army revealed its Fiscal Year 2011 budgets Feb. 1, including $143 billion to fund training and sustainment of the total force, and an additional $102 billion to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Budget, defense reviews focus on current wars

    Feb 2, 2010

    When Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates came to his post two years ago, he recognized a glaring deficiency in the defense budgeting process: "Those fighting the current war had no seat at the budget table at all."

  • CSA visits Aca,!EoeHome of SustainmentAca,!a,,c to view BRAC growth, speak with Soldiers

    Jan 29, 2010

    A centralized sustainment community is paramount to the operational Army of today and the future, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

  • Recording artist Leigh Jones to headline Army's I. A.M. Strong Tour

    Jan 29, 2010

    Recording artist Leigh Jones is humbled to headline the I. A.M. STRONG Tour headed to 24 Army installations during the next two months.

  • Obama: spending freeze won't affect national security

    Jan 29, 2010

    Though President Barack Obama announced a three-year discretionary federal spending freeze during his State of the Union Message Wednesday night, it won't apply to defense spending.

  • Obama reaffirms desire to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

    Jan 28, 2010

    President Barack Obama announced during his State of the Union address Wednesday that he intends to work with Congress and the military during the year ahead to repeal the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

  • Pay, medical, family issues highlight budget request

    Jan 27, 2010

    Recognizing the nation's responsibility to support its men and women in uniform and their families, President Barack Obama will request increased funding for military pay, housing allowances, family support programs and care for wounded warriors.

  • Guidance on National Defense Authorization Act retirement changes announced

    Jan 26, 2010

    A Benefits Administration Letter was issued on Jan. 12 from the Office of Personnel Management providing general guidance concerning the benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees' Retirement System.

  • Pomeroy unloads cargo in Charleston

    Jan 25, 2010

    The USNS Pomeroy is a Military Sealift Command ship used for the Army Prepositioned Stocks program. The APS program is managed by the Army Sustainment Command. The Pomeroy contains six levels and 393,000 square feet of space, capable of storing everything from tracked and wheeled vehicles to small arms to Meals, Ready to Eat, and maintain them in technical manual 10/20 standards. The Pomeroy, a large, medium-speed, roll on/roll off (LMSR) ship, stopped at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity --Charleston to unload its cargo and leave for necessary maintenance. APS ships normally take on cargo and go out to sea, waiting in specified locations for 24-30 months or until their cargo is needed for an emergency contingency.

  • VA to begin recovery of Post-9/11 GI Bill advance payments

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning the process of recovering advance payments made available during the fall 2009 semester to servicemembers who applied for education benefits.

  • 2010 census: especially important to military families

    Jan 25, 2010

    With about $400 billion a year in federal funds at stake, the 2010 census may prove especially important for the thousands of Army families who have relocated since 2000 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure, said a 2010 census media specialist.

  • Army Secretary directs Fort Hood accountability review

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Army will conduct a review to determine if leaders were negligent in their supervision of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, Defense Department officials announced last week.

  • Standardized rifle marksmanship program could go Armywide

    Jan 22, 2010

    An advanced rifle marksmanship concept developed at Fort Benning, Ga., based on "lessons learned" in Iraq and Afghanistan might be instituted across all Army training centers later this year.

  • Army Initial Military Training to undergo basic overhaul

    Jan 22, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the Training and DoctrineAca,!a,,cs deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, spent some time at Fort Knox last week to talk about bringing more consistency to Army standards, especially as they are applied to training at the earliest encounters with new Soldiers and officers.

  • Army invites 14,000 IRR Soldiers to readiness musters in 2010

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Army kicks off another year of readiness musters, Jan. 23, for some 14,000 Soldiers in the Individual Ready Reserve.

  • President nominates LEED expert as Army I&E assistant secretary

    Jan 21, 2010

    President Obama Wednesday announced his intentions to nominate Katherine G. Hammack as assistant secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment.

  • Evaluations matter, Fort Hood panel says

    Jan 21, 2010

    Leaders must take action when servicemembers display indicators of committing violence against their comrades, the co-chairs of a review panel appointed to assess the causes of the Fort Hood shootings said Wednesday.

  • 3rd ID Soldier tapped to deploy to Haiti because of language skills

    Jan 20, 2010

    Spc. Jean-Denis Simprevil was elated when asked to serve with the 82nd Airborne Division as a translator in its military relief efforts in Haiti within the next few weeks.

  • CSA: 2011 budget should enable transformation completion

    Jan 15, 2010

    The Army's six-year reorganization should be complete by the end of next fiscal year with the planned 2011 budget, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

  • First woman becomes Army provost marshal general

    Jan 15, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire assumed responsibility as the first woman provost marshal general of the Army and also took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in a ceremony Thursday at Fort Belvoir.

  • Army transportation, logistics experts reach Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    The Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has a team deployed to Haiti to prepare for follow-on forces that will deliver and distribute humanitarian supplies in the wake of Tuesday's devastating earthquake.

  • NCO Academy transformation improves training, education

    Jan 14, 2010

    Recent Army-wide course transformations are helping NCO academy students prepare now for future ranks and responsibilities.

  • Army Secretary, Chief of Staff lay out 2010 goals for senior NCOs

    Jan 14, 2010

    Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. delivered their 2010 plan for the Army to the most senior NCOs Tuesday during the annual Sergeant Major of the Army Nominative conference.

  • Fort Bragg units to deploy in support of humanitarian efforts in Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    The 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg will deploy a battalion with a Command and Control Element in response to the earthquake in Haiti.

  • New law means spouse can claim same home state as servicemember

    Jan 13, 2010

    New legislation, signed by the president in November, allows military spouses to establish a permanent residence and carry it with them though each change of station.

  • IMCOM: Delivering Army Family Covenant

    Jan 13, 2010

    On Oct. 8, 2007, the Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant, institutionalizing the Army's commitment to providing Soldiers and families - active, Guard, and Reserve - a quality of life commensurate with their quality of service.

  • Army Family Action Plan conference begins

    Jan 12, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Looking to tackle problems that impact communities throughout the service, some 350 delegates are gathering this week for the Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • U.S. Forces Korea Transformation Update

    Jan 12, 2010

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea - For nearly 60 years, U.S. military forces have been serving, living and working in the Republic of Korea.

  • Connelly evaluators award 'best of best' in Army food service

    Jan 11, 2010

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the chairman of the board, International Food Service Executives Association, announced the winners of the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army Food Service.

  • Tax Season Overseas: New tax law grants servicemembers' spouses residency protections

    Jan 11, 2010

    President Obama extended certain legal protections to military spouses late last year that may make a difference when it comes time to file your taxes.

  • Two Fort Bragg DFACs named best in Army

    Jan 8, 2010

    In December 2009, the 82nd DSTB DFAC and the Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command DFAC were both named 2010 Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly Award winners.

  • Schloesser: Brigade commander's job more challenging than ever

    Jan 7, 2010

    "In a relatively short period of time ... the role of the brigade commander, whether it's a BCT (brigade combat team) commander or an aviation brigade commander or other, has become incredibly more complex," said the Army's director of aviation.

  • Army Secretary prioritizes support, acquisition reform, outreach

    Jan 7, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh gave Pentagon staffers a "preliminary report" Wednesday after his first three months in office, asking them to continue supporting Soldier and family programs, continue acquisition reform, and focus more on congressional outreach.

  • Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support for survivors

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support to family members who lost a Soldier in combat, by illness or an accident. The program assists with continued access of services, benefits and other resources for spouses, children, parents, legal guardians and siblings.

  • New 'Maneuver' school to employ simulation-based training

    Jan 6, 2010

    The Army Maneuver Center for Excellence opened in October at Fort Benning, Ga., with new simulation facilities expected to train about 111,000 Soldiers this year, and about 144,000 by 2011.

  • Army seeks additional CAB to reach dwell goal

    Jan 6, 2010

    In order to meet the Army's dwell-time goal, the service will add a new combat aviation brigade.

  • Stop-loss payments continue, but some no longer eligible

    Jan 6, 2010

    The fiscal 2010 defense budget extends payments to servicemembers involuntarily extended on active duty under the so-called "Stop Loss" program, but those who received a bonus for voluntarily re-enlisting or extending their service after being involuntarily extended no longer qualify for retroactive Stop Loss pay.

  • Servicemember voting laws reflect changes

    Jan 4, 2010

    Laws have changed and servicemembers who want to vote need to be aware of these changes, the director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program said.

  • Advanced IED defeat course, battle drills help save lives

    Dec 28, 2009

    All Soldiers are trained on various convoy operations before they deploy, even if they never step into an armored vehicle during their deployment.

  • General cites reasons for pregnancy provision in Iraq

    Dec 23, 2009

    An Army general in Iraq is going beyond the typical protocol to ensure every able-bodied soldier in his unit stays fit to fight, even if it means punishing troops for engaging in sexual activities while deployed.

  • President signs 2010 defense budget into law

    Dec 23, 2009

    Defense officials are hailing passage of the fiscal 2010 budget that funds military programs and wartime operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and provides a military pay raise.

  • Chief of Staff makes stop in Germany on round the world tour

    Dec 21, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. braved snow and bone-chilling wind Dec. 21, to speak to the Soldiers of 1st Armored Division in Germany about their role in their upcoming deployment to Iraq and how the Afghanistan troop surge will affect it.

  • Blind officer graduates Maneuver Captain's Career Course

    Dec 18, 2009

    The first blind student to attend the Maneuver Captain's Career Course graduated with his class Tuesday in a ceremony attended by family and friends.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates centennial of chaplain assistants

    Dec 17, 2009

    Three days after Christmas in 1909, the Army authorized an assistant whose sole purpose would be to allow chaplains to focus on ministering to the spiritual needs of Soldiers and their families throughout the world.

  • Military housing allowance rates set for 2010

    Dec 17, 2009

    Military members will see an average raise of 2.5 percent in housing allowance rates in 2010, a BAH program analyst for the Defense Department said Wednesday.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Fort Richardson

    Dec 16, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. paid a visit to Soldiers and family members at Fort Richardson Monday, to thank them for their service, wish them happy holidays and hear their concerns.

  • SMA awards NCOs, Soldiers for Best Warrior support

    Dec 15, 2009

    During the 2009 Best Warrior Competition, the spotlight focused on the 24 noncommissioned officers and Soldiers vying for the prestigious Department of the Army title of NCO and Soldier of the Year. But on Dec. 11, nearly 100 Fort Lee NCOs and Soldiers, and a dozen Department of the Army Civilians, were awarded for their behind-the-scenes efforts during the annual competition.

  • Engineer Battalion commemorates bravery in flag burning ceremony

    Dec 15, 2009

    Soldiers from the 2nd Engineer Battalion held a ceremonial Burning of the Colors Nov. 30 at the Frontier Club to commemorate a historical event of bravery.

  • U.S. Army officials meet to discuss 8th Army transformation

    Dec 15, 2009

    U.S. Army officials met Dec. 15 to discuss the 8th U.S. Army's role in the most significant transformation in the 60-year history of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance.

  • Reserve seeks to 'balance the force' with seasoned Soldiers

    Dec 14, 2009

    The Army Reserve has increased its ranks by 20,000 and continues to meet its recruiting goals, but there are some gaps that remain unfilled in mid-level ranks and different specialties.

  • 'Stop Loss' payments on way

    Dec 14, 2009

    After an initial delay caused by software and manpower issues, the first retroactive payments will be disbursed this week to Soldiers who were retained on active duty involuntarily under the so-called "Stop Loss" program.

  • Beating Navy is without question top priority

    Dec 9, 2009

    As 2009 comes to a close, the stage has been set for the 110th annual Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia at 2:30 p.m., Saturday.

  • Officials announce first Afghanistan surge units

    Dec 8, 2009

    About 3,400 Soldiers from the Army's 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum have been notified they will be among the first to deploy to Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's new strategy.

  • Deployment length, dwell time, and end of stop loss not affected by Afghanistan troop increase

    Dec 7, 2009

    In a joint message to senior Army leaders on Dec. 2, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Jr. stated that the Afghanistan troop increase will not affect plans underway to restore balance.

  • Chief of Staff makes first visit to Fort Huachuca

    Dec 3, 2009

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. made his first visit to Fort Huachuca Tuesday and Wednesday to receive briefings from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and U.S. Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command.

  • Army Training Network one-stop for answers

    Nov 30, 2009

    The Army Training Network continues to grow and change since it went online in April with the mission of becoming the one-stop shop and information source for Army training.

  • Army celebrates 100 years of chaplain assistants

    Nov 27, 2009

    On Dec. 28, 1909, General Order No. 253 was published, establishing the official military occupational specialty of the chaplain assistant, stating that one enlisted man will serve to assist the chaplain in the performance of his official duties.

  • Pentagon convenes Fort Hood shooting task force

    Nov 24, 2009

    The leaders of the Pentagon's review board on the Fort Hood, Texas, rampage reported for duty Monday to begin their 45-day investigation to what led to the mass shooting.

  • 2nd Infantry Division debuts Warfighters' Simulation system during exercise

    Nov 23, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The 2nd Infantry Division recently became the first U.S. Army division to use the Warfighters' Simulation system during a command post exercise held recently in South Korea.

  • Army to separate Soldiers who don't extend to deploy

    Nov 23, 2009

    Soldiers who don't agree to extend their enlistments in units slated to deploy on or after Jan. 1 may be involuntarily separated up to three months early.

  • HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan

    Nov 23, 2009

    The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for friends and family members to rapidly put a paper letter and photograph into the hands of their loved ones in Afghanistan, in some cases, the same day the letter is written.

  • Mullen: Guard should not return to how things were before 2001

    Nov 23, 2009

    As operations in Iraq and Afghanistan change over the next few years, the Guard should not be allowed to revert to being simply a strategic reserve, said Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.