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  • Former Army chief discusses challenges in Army's future

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, former chief of staff of the Army, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students about potential future challenges for the Army and career officers Sept. 23, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • New Sustainment Center patch signifies 'One Team'

    Oct 1, 2009

    In a ceremony at the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters Sept. 25, Soldiers replaced the former Combined Arms Support Command patch with the new SCoE patch.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Sep 30, 2009

    During a visit with wounded warriors in Germany, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed challenges his Soldiers and their families have successfully faced in the last few years, and explained initiatives underway to help -- one of them scheduled to begin over the next month.

  • Army to pay tuition assistance direct to schools

    Sep 30, 2009

    Life should get a bit easier for Soldiers attending accredited colleges who have previously paid tuition out-of-pocket and then were reimbursed through the tuition assistance program.

  • Soldiers telling PTSD stories will decrease treatment stigma

    Sep 30, 2009

    It will take Soldiers telling about their successful treatment of post traumatic stress disorder to begin breaking down the stigma that prevents other troops from seeking care, said Brig. Gen. Colleen McGuire.

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

    The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world. All entitled beneficiaries want to receive the care they have earned, and sometimes that means demand exceeds supply, especially when Army medics also must support an Army at war.

  • Civilian employees to receive equal base salary increases

    Sep 30, 2009

    Defense Department employees paid under the National Security Personnel System will receive the same base salary increases this year as their General Schedule counterparts.

  • Army users prepare for update to Vista software

    Sep 29, 2009

    In an effort to improve network security, the Department of Defense has mandated the migration of all Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system.

  • VA to provide emergency checks to students awaiting benefits

    Sep 29, 2009

    Checks for up to $3,000 soon will be available to students who have applied for Veterans Affairs educational benefits and who have not yet received their government payment.

  • Engineers team up with robot at NTC to clear IEDs

    Sep 28, 2009

    More than 3,000 Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, just ended two weeks in the box at the National Training Center preparing for an upcoming deployment to Iraq, and a number of them conducted unique route-clearance training there with a Talon robot.

  • Military leaders cite adaptability as key to fighting insurgents

    Sep 25, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been learning experiences, forcing military leadership to reassess and modify tactics to effectively counter an irregular foe.

  • Leaders take new missile defense plan to Congress

    Sep 25, 2009

    President Barack Obama's decision to restructure a previous missile defense plan designed to protect Europe from a possible ballistic missile attack from Iran provides a more effective, flexible system that will take less time to implement, senior Pentagon officials said on Capitol Hill today.

  • Afghanistan strategy must focus on al-Qaida, Obama says

    Sep 22, 2009

    The fight in Afghanistan must be narrowed to its original intent of stamping out al-Qaida and hunting down Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

  • John McHugh assumes duties as 21st Secretary of Army

    Sep 21, 2009

    John McHugh was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Army Monday, following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. As Secretary of the Army, McHugh has statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the U.S. Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management.

  • ROK, U.S. hold first ever Army-to-Army staff talks

    Sep 21, 2009

    A U.S. delegation met with their Republic of Korea counterparts in Daejon, South Korea, last week for the first Army-to-Army staff talks between the two countries. The purpose of the talks was to improve ROK-U.S. interoperability, improve ROK capacity and further strengthen ROK-U.S. relationships.

  • Ordnance begins new era at Fort Lee

    Sep 20, 2009

    After training Soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for nearly a century, the U.S. Army Ordnance School cased its colors, packed up and headed south.

  • Tattoos and the Army: a long and colorful tradition

    Sep 19, 2009

    Tattoos and the military have a long and colorful history. Modern pop culture credits the Navy with introducing the art of tattooing to the United States in the early 1900s, when Sailors returning from distant lands displayed their skin-art souvenirs.

  • Newest Medal of Honor recipient honored at Pentagon

    Sep 18, 2009

    Department of Defense and Army officials inducted fallen hero Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in a ceremony Friday.

  • AW2 launches new Web site, Blog

    Sep 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program launched a redesigned Web site and blog Thursday as part of the program's realignment under the Army's Warrior Transition Command.

  • Army warns against education counseling scams

    Sep 18, 2009

    Officials with the Army Continuing Education System caution that some civilian organizations are taking advantage of uninformed Soldiers.

  • New cammo pattern may blend in better in Afghanistan

    Sep 18, 2009

    Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan will soon see two new test camouflage patterns on the backs of fellow Soldiers.

  • President awards Medal of Honor to fallen Soldier's family

    Sep 18, 2009

    President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor posthumously to the family of Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti during a White House ceremony Thursday.

  • Preparedness is key to lessen uncertainty

    Sep 14, 2009

    Many members of the Army family have often remarked that the only thing certain in their lives is uncertainty.

  • Kentucky exempts Soldiers from state income tax

    Sep 14, 2009

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed the state's military tax exemption bill Sept. 9, in a ceremony at the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters.

  • New MRAP training in Europe building Soldier confidence

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are the first in Europe to use MRAPs as part of their mission rehearsal exercise in August and September at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area.

  • New maneuver center insignia announced

    Sep 10, 2009

    When the first Soldiers of the maneuver center don new shoulder insignia during the MCOE activation ceremony Oct. 1, it will be a revised version of the new patch introduced in February 2008.

  • Essay winner asserts change needed in NCO education

    Sep 10, 2009

    "Educating the Strategic Corporal: A Paradigm Shift" took first place in this year's Gen. William E. DePuy writing competition on leadership.

  • Army trains Marines in Alaska wilderness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Members of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command are preparing for Afghanistan's rugged terrain by training in the wilds of Alaska with some help from Soldiers.

  • New selection process, assignment procedures for CSMs in 2010

    Sep 9, 2009

    Beginning in October 2010, the Army will hold command sergeant major selection boards that will mirror the current officer selection process where new commanders are centrally selected and assigned to battalions and brigades.

  • Combatives team gears up for all-Army contest

    Sep 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Johnson was exhausted and dripping with sweat after a recent early-morning combatives training session that stretched for nearly three hours.

  • Gates hears military children's education issues

    Sep 9, 2009

    As President Barack Obama was in nearby Arlington giving his pep talk Tuesday to America's schoolchildren, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived on Fort Belvoir, Va., in a receiving mode to hear firsthand about challenges military children face in the education system.

  • First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative rolls out across IMCOM-Europe

    Sep 9, 2009

    The new First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative - FSBI - rolled out across Installation Management Command-Europe on Sept. 1. The program affects the management of the single Soldiers barracks. However, the general principles of the program have already been in effect within the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux for several years.

  • Housing market crisis hits home with Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2009

    Military homeowners are facing tough financial decisions in the current housing market. In the last year three Soldiers have approached U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Community Service financial counselors with questions about how to stay out of bankruptcy in association with their homes back in the United States.

  • FORSCOM relocation planning accelerates as move nears

    Sep 8, 2009

    FORSCOM's deputy commanding general, Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, reviewed plans for the BRAC-directed relocation of the command's headquarters from its long-time home at Fort McPherson, Ga., during a Aug. 26, briefing.

  • Duran is first Army AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year

    Sep 3, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Luis Duran representing Company E, 71st Transportation Battalion, 8th Transportation Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va., was named the first Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year during a ceremony on Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 3.

  • Decorated veteran leads West Point Corps of Cadets

    Sep 3, 2009

    Since 1872, the U.S. Military Academy has selected one firstie to lead the Corps of Cadets as its brigade commander or First Captain. The names of the First Captains are etched on plaques outside a room in Eisenhower Barracks documenting the history of the position.

  • Army expects H1N1 vaccine in October

    Sep 3, 2009

    Soldiers and families can expect to get two flu shots this year. In addition to the conventional flu shot administered each fall, the H1N1 or "Swine Flu" vaccine should be available by mid-October.

  • Pledge of support from first lady begins family conference

    Sep 3, 2009

    With personal assurance from the nation's first lady that President Barack Obama is committed to military families, more than 1,500 people participated as the Defense Department's Joint Family Readiness Conference kicked off in Chicago, Ill., Tuesday by Gen. Carter Ham and his wife Christi.

  • Troops to receive H1N1 Flu vaccinations

    Sep 2, 2009

    All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said Tuesday.

  • Military cadets experience a day of Army life at Fort Riley

    Aug 26, 2009

    Cadets from St. John's Military School got to see what life was like on a military installation during their visit to Fort Riley Aug. 21. The visit was part of a two-week leadership camp for returning students of the Salina, Kan., school.

  • Army's top enlisted in Iraq visits last of surge Soldiers

    Aug 26, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Multi-National Force - Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson visited Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade, one of the last units in Iraq serving a 15-month deployment, Aug. 12 and 13.

  • Iraq drawdown moves into second phase as planners discuss challenges

    Aug 26, 2009

    As Multi-National Corps - Iraq moves into the second phase of the drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq, it faces challenges ranging from the withdrawal of people and material ranging from roughly 80,000 servicemembers to a connex filled with pink roller skates.

  • Guard opens first Patriot Academy for dropouts

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Indiana Army National Guard is hosting the grand opening and dedication of the first Patriot Academy, where high school dropouts who want to serve in the Guard can earn their diplomas.

  • VA simplifies compensation for post-traumatic stress

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Veterans Affairs Department is taking steps to help veterans seeking compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced recently.

  • Fort Bragg's 1st BCT safety program recognized as Army's best

    Aug 24, 2009

    A brigade from the 82nd Airborne Division was recognized as the Army's safest brigade by the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command at the division headquarters, Aug. 5.

  • Army Capstone Concept balances winning today's wars with preparing for future conflict

    Aug 24, 2009

    "We have to be able to defeat the enemy, conduct security operations, and also conduct a broad range of activities while conducting stability operations - and be able to transition continuously across the spectrum of offensive, defensive, stability and civil-support operations." said Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate.

  • 'Squared Away' regiment rejoins TRADOC

    Aug 24, 2009

    After serving six years under Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM), the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment rejoined Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) 110th Aviation Brigade. A transition ceremony held Aug. 13 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum marked the change.

  • Soldiers' songs bring smiles to sick children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Children at several Indianapolis hospitals were entertained by Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Aug. 21, who were in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association convention.

  • NTC adapts to changing threat, looks to challenge rotational units with hybrid warfare

    Aug 21, 2009

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment recently validated the new Mechanized Infantry Battalion at Fort Irwin, Calif. The MIBN is designed to represent the future of combat, the hybrid threat. Hybrid threats combine conventional forces along with insurgency operations.

  • Soldiers stay in touch with new post Internet provider

    Aug 20, 2009

    Mobilizing Soldiers hoping to stay in touch with their loved ones back home now have a better way to do so here with the recent inclusion of a new Internet service provider.

  • Handbook applies lessons learned in Afghanistan

    Aug 20, 2009

    A recently published Army handbook addresses the unique set of topographical, cultural and operational challenges facing troops in Afghanistan.

  • Army breaks ground on vehicle research facility

    Aug 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army's Tank and Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center broke ground Monday on the Department of Defense's pioneering Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory.

  • AKO, DKO increase security measures

    Aug 19, 2009

    The Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online Web portals are changing procedures for users who log on without a common access card.

  • Family's popularity rises with Army advertising campaign

    Aug 19, 2009

    As the spouse of a command sergeant major, Ingrid Murray is accustomed to talking to Soldiers and their spouses about things and events that affect their lives. Now, thanks to an Army media campaign, the Murray's are unofficial faces of the Army Family Covenant.

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

    Some 50 Soldiers will finish up "master resiliency training" this week in Philadelphia, Pa., as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Quick hire of military spouses starts in September

    Aug 17, 2009

    Under a personnel rule that takes effect next month, some military spouses could be quickly hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

  • Soldiers battle Afghan insurgents in Korengal valley

    Aug 15, 2009

    After a 20-minute gun battle with insurgent forces, U.S. Soldiers watch as Air Force F-15 fighter jets destroy insurgent positions with bombs in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province, Aug. 13, 2009.

  • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy shifts focus of curriculum

    Aug 14, 2009

    The 60th class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy began nine months of instruction last week with a redesigned curriculum to reflect today's military.

  • Training helps Soldiers keep Europe's roads safe from hazardous materials

    Aug 11, 2009

    Thick black smoke billowed from the fire. Water didn't help. It actually fed the inferno. The more water the Soldier sprayed, the higher the flames licked toward the sky. It was a grease fire.

  • Stunt-like driving course helps Soldiers evade terrorism

    Aug 11, 2009

    The backdrop: a quaint German village is nestled snugly on a hillside encircling an ancient Bavarian castle perched atop like some crown jewel of the region.

  • Former drill sergeant takes equal opportunity guidance to heart

    Aug 9, 2009

    Soldiers may face diverse problems while in the Army and sometimes it's not easy for them to solve those problems on their own.

  • Geren to remain as Senate delays successor's confirmation

    Aug 7, 2009

    The Senate adjourned without voting to confirm New York Rep. John M. McHugh as Army secretary, but Pete Geren will remain on the job until formally replaced, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

  • Army on track to power Fort Irwin with sunshine

    Aug 7, 2009

    Out in California, the Army has chosen a developer to build a 500-megawatt solar power plant that will provide Fort Irwin with "energy security."

  • Forbes ranks West Point as nation's top college

    Aug 7, 2009

    A report released Wednesday by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the top college in the country in their America's Best College review.

  • Mass jump, command change highlight Ranger Rendezvous

    Aug 6, 2009

    More than 1,000 Rangers participated in a mass tactical airborne operation Monday beginning Ranger Rendezvous 2009, which culminated Thursday with the 75th Ranger Regiment change of command.

  • GI Bill transferability begins

    Aug 3, 2009

    With the Post-9/11 GI Bill's option to transfer unused educational benefits to eligible family members taking effect Aug. 1, it's no surprise that more than 25,000 servicemembers have pre-applied.

  • Army launches new officer recruitment campaign

    Jul 31, 2009

    A new multimedia recruiting campaign kicks off Aug. 3, aimed at raising awareness of the opportunities and professional paths available to those who want to become Army officers.

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

    Initial officer training will see changes later this year as part of the Army's ongoing effort to improve force generation and make better use of personnel and training resources.

  • Chief of Staff previews new Army program aimed at combating stress

    Jul 31, 2009

    The Army is looking to improve the resiliency of its Soldiers through a new program, which will be launched in October, said Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, during a visit to Fort Jackson, S.C., Thursday.

  • Active-duty Ranger, 63, honored for career spanning 45 years

    Jul 30, 2009

    At 63 years old, the commander of B Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Benning, Ga., has a career spanning 45 years in the U.S. Army - longer than most active-duty Soldiers have been alive.

  • Demobilization activity to increase at Wisconsin installation

    Jul 29, 2009

    The beehive of activity in Fort McCoy's "Mob Alley" will be swarming much more than normal from mid-July to early-September.

  • Army Senior Fellow receives SES appointment

    Jul 29, 2009

    Counting down the days to his graduation from the Army's charter senior civilian development program, Army Senior Fellow Charles Fritz is understandably keyed up for his next assignment - a position in the Senior Executive Service.

  • Clowning around: Soldier spends off-duty time entertaining community

    Jul 29, 2009

    Calling Staff Sgt. Myron Jamerson a clown is a good way to give him a compliment.

  • Utah Guard enlists help from 'A Few Good Goats'

    Jul 29, 2009

    When it comes to fighting wildfires, most people immediately think of water or fire retardant dropped from helicopters and other aircraft, or soot-covered firefighters using hoses and foam to battle back towering blazes.

  • Casey tours Fort Hood's Resiliency Center

    Jul 28, 2009

    After eight tough years at war the Army is taking steps to build more resilient Soldiers and families, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said during a visit to Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs Resiliency Campus, July 28.

  • Army launching Senior Civilian Talent Pool in NCR

    Jul 28, 2009

    The National Capital Region's nearly 3,000 eligible senior civilians will be among the first invited to register for the Army's new Civilian Talent Management Program.

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • New Belvoir hospital to help replace Walter Reed

    Jul 27, 2009

    The patient- and family-focused design of a new community hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., is taking physical shape after a year of construction. Under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005, the new hospital will replace DeWitt Army Community Hospital and take over some of the services now offered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Forward redistribution point saves taxpayer dollars

    Jul 27, 2009

    Shipping containers arrive here every day at the forward redistribution point, filled to the brim with every imaginable item: toilet paper, pens, pencils, turbine engines, humvee repair parts, even a rock climbing wall.

  • Army unveils new Antiterrorism Strategic Plan

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Army has developed Phase II of its Antiterrorism Strategic Plan, called "Tempering the Weapon."

  • Evaluation task force will continue beyond FCS cancellation

    Jul 24, 2009

    Both the Army Evaluation Task Force, and parent organization, the Future Force Integration Directorate, are expected to continue on despite the cancellation of the program they were designed to support.

  • Charter class of Army senior fellows to graduate

    Jul 24, 2009

    With the upcoming graduation of 19 senior fellows, the Army marks completion of its premier initiative to enhance the executive skills of senior civilians in a two-year tailor-made education and experience program.

  • Program allows those unable to 'serve' to still serve

    Jul 24, 2009

    The Warrior Ethos states that, "I will never leave a fallen comrade." Now, thanks to the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), wounded veterans don't have to worry about the Army leaving them behind in a difficult job market.

  • Vice chief challenges doctors to help with 'mental wellness'

    Jul 24, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told more than 2,000 Army health-care professionals Tuesday that they must produce "mental wellness" through a multidisciplinary approach.

  • First Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan

    Jul 24, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, who was killed in Afghanistan June 21, 2006, will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor in combat, the White House has announced.

  • Army football signs multi-year TV deal

    Jul 23, 2009

    CBS College Sports Network and the Army Athletic Association reached an exclusive five-year agreement, guaranteeing live, high-definition television coverage of every Army home football game and select neutral site games, beginning with the 2010 season and continuing through 2014.

  • Year of the NCO: three-time Iraq vet continues to lead

    Jul 23, 2009

    "It's important to get Soldiers to understand that the Army really cares. We're in the people business. And, for a first sergeant, the most important thing is taking care of their Soldiers and the families that support them."

  • Gates calls for increase of 22,000 Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced plans to add up to 22,000 Soldiers to the U.S. Army's ranks. The plus-up of active-duty troops will take the Army from 547,000 to 569,000 forces in what Gates characterized as a temporary increase of the Army's "end strength" for three fiscal years.

  • Vietnam veteran re-enlists in Iraq

    Jul 21, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Hershel L. Mayfield, a native of Tallassee, Ala., has been serving in the Army for 39 years; thirty-seven of which were with the 158th Maintenance Company, part of the Alabama Army National Guard.

  • Army conducts worldwide contracting stand down

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Army conducted a live video-streaming contracting stand down July 20, at the Pentagon, that was broadcast to contracting officers at more than 500 locations worldwide.

  • Paratroopers bring combat perspective to Army scientists

    Jul 20, 2009

    It can be a long road from the laboratory to the battlefield, but the Army is forging a more direct path. Thanks to a U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering program, experienced combat Soldiers get direct access into Army labs to give scientists and engineers face-to-face feedback about the equipment they have and the capabilities they need.

  • First electronic warfare warrant officers graduate

    Jul 20, 2009

    Eight warrant officers graduated July 17, from a 16-week Electronic Warfare Technician Course at Fort Sill, Okla., and several will serve as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first EW warrants in Iraq.

  • Grill sergeant promotes Pentagon Channel cooking show

    Jul 20, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Brad C. Turner Jr. appeared on the FOX morning show to talk about another show, "The Grill Sergeants." An original Pentagon Channel program, this weekly, half-hour series features top military chefs offering nutrition and safety tips, as well as walking viewers through step-by-step food preparation. "Discovered" online by FOX staff, the "The Grill Sergeants" generated enough interest with producers to invite Turner on their morning show.

  • 'Grill Sergeant' feeds FOX and Friends

    Jul 20, 2009

    Most New Yorkers probably did not expect to wake up to a bowl of gumbo on a Friday morning. But when Sgt. 1st Class Brad C. Turner Jr. served up this spicy Cajun favorite, it yielded nothing but smiles - and requests for seconds.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • Soldiers praise new .50-cal machine gun

    Jul 17, 2009

    More than a dozen Soldiers test-fired an enhanced .50-caliber machine gun that allows troops to rapidly change the barrel without having to check or reset headspace and timing.

  • Officials unveil results of Fort Carson violent crime study

    Jul 17, 2009

    Army officials have released the results of a study aimed at determining possible causes for a cluster of violent crimes that took place between 2005 and 2008 at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Army warns troops to avoid 'diploma mills'

    Jul 17, 2009

    The Army is warning Soldiers to avoid unaccredited colleges and universities that offer instant degrees supposedly based on military experience or training.

  • Combined Arms Center civilian to receive presidential award

    Jul 17, 2009

    The highest-ranking civilian at Fort Leavenworth is set to receive the Presidential Rank Award at the end of July.