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  • U.S. Army Europe's Medical Brigade trains future expert field medics

    Jan 23, 2015

    The 30th Medical Brigade conducted an exercise Jan. 12-15 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area to provide Soldiers from the 30th Medical Brigade Headquarters, 212th Combat Support Hospital and 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) with hands-on training to prepare themselves for the intensity and intricacies of the upcoming U.S. Army in Europe Expert Field Medic Badge competition in March.

  • Arctic Wolves validate new Army training concept

    Jan 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Alaska's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, is assisting The National Training Center in validating a new 18-day training cycle that will provide units with 22 percent more time to hone their war-fighting skills.

  • Uncertainty means Army must be prepared for multiple threats

    Jan 23, 2015

    When the Army began implementing defense cuts in 2011 and 2012, and drawdown operations kicked off in Iraq and Afghanistan, military leadership believed the world would require less intervention on the part of U.S. forces. That has not proven to be the case.

  • Pacific partner engagements remain increasingly innovative, effective

    Jan 23, 2015

    The Army has always had a footprint in the Pacific region. But in the past, training exercises with those nations were not linked together in a meaningful way that would reflect complex operational dynamics, said Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza.

  • THAAD schoolhouse opens at Fort Sill

    Jan 23, 2015

    Soldiers destined to operate the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system will now learn their trade from fellow Soldiers. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Instructional Facility opened at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Jan. 23. Already, four classes are underway at the schoolhouse.

  • Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

    Jan 22, 2015

    Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters met to discuss border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Operational Base Fenty in Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2015.

  • Army honors Chandler for helping overcome challenges

    Jan 22, 2015

    Soldiers and Army senior leaders met at the Pentagon, Jan. 22, during a celebration of the career of Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, who will retire from military service after a 33 year career, Jan. 30.

  • Army, industry partners prep Soldiers for jobs

    Jan 21, 2015

    A new program is training Soldiers to drive commercial trucks when they transition out of the Army.

  • Partnership enhances resilience, understanding of ethics, profession

    Jan 21, 2015

    At the core of the Army is a resilient professional who lives by the Army ethics, said the director of the Army Resiliency Directorate, G1.

  • Army shaping Soldiers as best weapon for future

    Jan 21, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, Army Combined Arms Center, or CAC, commanding general, visited Fort Sill, Jan. 20, to discuss the Army's greatest asset -- its Soldiers -- and how the "human dimension" is vital to combating current and future conflicts.

  • The Spartan Brigade comes to an end, with the promise of a new beginning

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Spartans have put down their shields, taken off their helmets, and laid their spears to rest. At least this is what the headline would have read if the topic of discussion were the inactivation of the famous army of ancient Grecian times. Unfortunately the news of the day is about the inactivation of a different group of Spartans - the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Spartans" to be precise.

  • Soldiers Engage in SHARP Training in Afghanistan

    Jan 20, 2015

    Sexual harassment and sexual assault violate everything the U.S. Army stands for. Deployed leaders from the 5th Battalion 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, gathered their Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) representatives, to aggressively tackle training, but in a way that Soldiers would remember it.

  • Counterinsurgency expert visits Fort Detrick to share lessons of modern warfare

    Jan 20, 2015

    Seated at a small table within the offices of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's, USAMRMC, Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Dr. John Nagl nodded his head in silence as he listened to stories about the future.

  • Soldiers' 'Sacrifice, Service' spark success in Afghanistan

    Jan 15, 2015

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Service members on Bagram Airfield, Jan. 14, during his first trip to Afghanistan since the transition from Operation Enduring Freedom to Resolute Support.

  • Army researchers develop batteries that don't corrode

    Jan 13, 2015

    New, lighter batteries are under development for Soldiers now, in-house, at the Army Research Laboratory here.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

    Jan 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord became the first Army post to hold a non-commissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.

  • Women in service review rollout due January 2016

    Jan 13, 2015

    The services have been working on gender-neutral standards for all occupations and the secretary of defense is scheduled to announce final decisions to integrate or exclude any remaining occupations closed to women on or about Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Army releases vision and strategy for installations, energy and environment through 2025

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, released the Army's vision and strategy through 2025 to help meet future challenges and succeed in future operating environments.

  • Looking back: 2014 Year in Review

    Jan 12, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum community prepares for another event-filled year, The Mountaineer staff paused to reflect on the people who made headlines during 2104. Following is a brief glimpse back at the events of the year gone by.

  • New DTMS improves training management, tracking Soldiers' training records

    Jan 12, 2015

    Improvements to the Army's premier training management tool make it easier for commanders to plan exercises and keep track of their Soldiers training records. The new version of the Digital Training Management System, or DTMS, launched at the end of 2014.

  • Division West deactivates first brigade under Bold Shift

    Jan 12, 2015

    As part of the Army's required drawdown, First Army Division West's 191st Infantry Brigade cased its colors during a deactivation ceremony, Jan. 8, at Soldier Field House.

  • Cavalry Soldiers wrap up successful Atlantic Resolve rotation

    Jan 9, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had the opportunity to train alongside more than 13 different nations during multiple international exercises in Eastern Europe, Sept. 15 to Dec. 31.

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Troops advise Afghans on Pakistan military border coordination

    Jan 9, 2015

    Leaders from NATO's Resolute Support headquarters and Train, Advise, Assist Command-East, or TAAC-E, traveled for a meeting with Afghan National Security Forces leaders to the Khyber Border Coordination Center, or KBCC, near the Torkham Gate area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in eastern Nangarhar province, Jan. 4.

  • Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

    Jan 8, 2015

    Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken.

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • Army historian corrects myths on Battle of New Orleans' 200th anniversary

    Jan 8, 2015

    The British never sailed up the Mississippi River during the Battle of New Orleans, fought 200 years ago, Jan. 8, 1815, according to a senior historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

  • SMA builds upon partnerships for transitioning Soldiers

    Jan 8, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visited UPS Inc. world headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, to lead a roundtable discussion with company leaders and area Soldiers to hear feedback about the Army's transition assistance program, Jan. 7, 2015.

  • Odierno outlines priorities for new SMA

    Jan 7, 2015

    Priorities for the new sergeant major of the Army include working on eliminating sexual assault in the Army, and focusing on home station training and readiness, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • 2014 Was a Year of Transition and Drawdown for USFOR-A

    Jan 6, 2015

    With the start of Resolute Support, and the continuing drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, 2015 will be a period of accelerating change for U.S. Forces Afghanistan. This year will be challenging, but the transition has been relatively smooth due to the already successful retrograde operations accomplished in 2014.

  • Sustainers complete historic mission

    Jan 6, 2015

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, ESC, commemorated the culmination of its mission with a casing ceremony, Dec. 1, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Expert discusses importance of tactical combat casualty care

    Jan 6, 2015

    Future Army leaders were exposed to the importance of tactical combat casualty care, Dec. 17, during the latest edition of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • CSA, SMA hold virtual town hall

    Jan 6, 2015

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III interacted with Soldiers during a virtual town hall from Google's Washington headquarters.

  • Transportation officers suggest a consolidated surface mobility specialty

    Jan 5, 2015

    The Army may better meet future transportation mobility requirements by combining three transportation military occupational specialties into one.

  • Soldiers prepare to ring in the New Year, having accomplished much in 2014

    Dec 31, 2014

    As 2014 draws to a close, the Americans can justifiably be proud of their trusted professional Soldiers who have served selflessly throughout the world, helping fight Ebola in West Africa, shoring up morale of East European partners by training with them, assisting the fight against extremists in Iraq and Afghanistan, and doing the good work in myriad of other places.

  • 608th Construction Management Team retrograde Afghanistan

    Dec 31, 2014

    Soldiers from the 608th Engineer Detachment, Construction Management Team, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade have been spearheading retrograde missions all over Afghanistan. Their primary mission was to assist with the closing and transfers of Forward Operating Bases, manage and schedule de-scoping projects, and to provide guidance to higher headquarters during the resizing of all FOBs in Regional Commands South, Southwest, East, North, and in the capitol.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Soldiers "High Five," give back to local community

    Dec 30, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- When living in another country, understanding differences in culture can be one of the biggest concerns people have. Getting along harmoniously with local nationals might seem intimidating and the language barrier makes it even more so. However, getting together with the community to lend a helping hand can help break the ice.

  • TRADOC bids farewell as Dailey departs to be new SMA

    Dec 23, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, outgoing senior enlisted adviser for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, was honored for his service and dedication during a sunset retreat ceremony at TRADOC Headquarters at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 19, 2014.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Drawdown impacting communities significantly, environment not impacted

    Dec 22, 2014

    The drawdown is and will continue to impact many communities across America and in turn, communities have an impact on the drawdown as well, according to a recent report.

  • Soldiers to get one-percent pay raise in New Year

    Dec 22, 2014

    Most Soldiers will receive a one-percent increase in basic pay in January along with a 2.9-percent increase in their basic allowance for subsistence.

  • Army thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army and DOD officials met with a senior non-commissioned officer Dec. 15, 2014, to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values, despite facing harassment after confronting Service members who were behaving unethically online.

  • Army revises officer development pamphlet for world of '360-degree threats'

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army Pamphlet 600-3, revised this month, emphasizes the importance of broadening assignments to Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management.

  • Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year

    Dec 17, 2014

    Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.

  • Enlisted Soldiers have pathway to becoming Army physicians

    Dec 17, 2014

    Enlisted Soldiers from any military occupational specialty with a bachelor's degree in any field can apply to the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program.

  • Intelligence center develops DCGS-A tactical engagement teams to support mission command

    Dec 16, 2014

    As the Army implements the new Army Operating Concept, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence developed the tactical engagement team concept to bring Distributed Common Ground System-Army subject matter experts to the operational Soldier, in support of mission command.

  • New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade

    Dec 16, 2014

    Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, who were discharged under "other than honorable" conditions can apply on a new webpage to have their discharge upgraded if it was due to PTSD.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Soldiers building valuable relationships with Japan during training

    Dec 12, 2014

    "The trust you build here is important because in times of crisis, you can't surge trust," said Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, referring to Yama Sakura 67, the joint, bi-lateral exercise with Japan that began Dec. 8, 2014, and runs through Dec. 14.

  • First-person shooters: The future of Army research, development, force capabilities

    Dec 12, 2014

    In an effort to further develop and enhance 'Force 2025' capabilities, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center held a pilot test for Early Synthetic Prototyping on Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 8-11, 2014.

  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • Chandler addresses Soldiers' drawdown concerns in final visit to Afghanistan as SMA

    Dec 11, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III took one last chance to talk about the future of the Army in an era of fiscal uncertainty with Soldiers deployed to Bagram Airfield and other locations in Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2014, in his final visit to Afghanistan, before he retires, and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey becomes the 15th sergeant major of the Army early next year.

  • Ebola fighters named Time Person of the Year

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), were part of Time Magazine's selection for the 2014 Person of the Year.

  • Soldiers worldwide showing holiday spirit

    Dec 10, 2014

    While Soldiers and their families are getting in the holiday mood, many are far from home, engaged in worldwide training and operations in Africa, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Secretary of Army welcomes 10th Mountain Division Soldiers home

    Dec 9, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh officially welcomed home the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) during a unique welcome home ceremony Dec. 8, 2014, at Fort Drum, New York.

  • Under Secretary of the Army recognizes importance of AMC, Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2014

    In his first visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson called the U.S. Army Materiel Command a "jewel" for the country and stressed the important role the installation plays in national defense.

  • Another 100,000 troops on road to civilian employment

    Dec 5, 2014

    As more Soldiers prepare to transition out of the Army, private-sector businesses continue to make the pledge to put those experienced Service members to work.

  • Report shows Army making progress in SHARP efforts

    Dec 5, 2014

    Army efforts to change command climate and increase training have resulted in a decrease in sexual assaults as well as an increase in reporting of these crimes, a recently released report shows.

  • CSA says he's inspired by Soldiers' selfless service

    Dec 5, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said his Goodpaster Award was earned by the selfless service of more than one million Soldiers who "do whatever is necessary to protect this nation."

  • New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

    Dec 4, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said, Nov. 21, 2014.

  • Army Recruiting Command optimistic amid 'significant challenges'

    Dec 4, 2014

    Despite the tough fiscal environment and declining numbers of young Americans eligible to serve in the military, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command reports "bright signs on the horizon."

  • SMA discusses professionalism, living Army Values during town hall

    Dec 4, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III made a stop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014, and hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers and family members at the post's All-American Chapel.

  • Female ranger screening in Hawaii builds stronger leaders

    Dec 3, 2014

    The air is thick and the heat unforgiving as a small group of female Soldiers cross the finish line during a 12-mile road march. This is not a typical road march. This is the final graded assignment of the first 12-day Pre-Ranger Female Screening hosted by the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center.

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa

    Dec 2, 2014

    With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.

  • 'Open season' shopping for federal employee health care could result in savings

    Dec 1, 2014

    Many federal employees say they're happy with their health insurance and are not planning to shop around for other plans. That would be a mistake, said Federal Employees Health Benefits expert Walton Francis, who is also an economist. He estimated that some 50 percent of FEHB enrollees could save around $2,000 a year by choosing a plan with lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

  • Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

    Nov 28, 2014

    In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine.

  • SMA Chandler visits Soldiers during Thanksgiving trip to Korea

    Nov 27, 2014

    The 14th Sergeant Major of the Army personally thanked Soldiers at stops in Camp Kim, Camp Humphries, Camp Hovey and Camp Casey, in South Korea Nov. 26-27, 2014.

  • SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

    Nov 26, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 24-25, 2014, as part of a tour of Japan and Korea.

  • New 'breed' of Army dog handlers

    Nov 26, 2014

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps newest military occupational specialty are making history on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits 'Devil' brigade in Kuwait

    Nov 26, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at their headquarters at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 24. Odierno was accompanied by U.S. Army Central commanding general Lt. Gen. James L. Terry.

  • Warfighting capacity at increasingly worrisome levels, says Army planner

    Nov 25, 2014

    One of three things that the Army chief of staff worries about most, is the possibility that at some point a combatant commander will request forces that are either not properly trained or are simply nonexistent, said his planning and operations point man.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Alaska

    Nov 24, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, who also serves as the Army's chief management officer, got an eyeful of Alaska's vast training areas during an aerial tour of the Interior, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War laid to rest in Arlington

    Nov 24, 2014

    Decades after he was killed protecting his unit from the enemy, Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Miguel A. Vera of the Korean War was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia.

  • USAREUR commander: Eastern Europe troop rotations likely to continue

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, and those rotations could continue even longer into the foreseeable future, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe.

  • Army Cyber branch offers Soldiers new challenges, opportunities

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers who want to defend the nation in cyberspace, as part of the Army's newest and most technologically advanced career field, now have an Army branch to join that will take its place alongside infantry, artillery and the other Army combat arms branches.

  • Sequestration not only elephant in room, say budget chiefs

    Nov 21, 2014

    The likelihood of more continuing resolutions is really bad for the Army, said Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander, director of the Army Budget.

  • Army selects 31 female Soldiers to serve as observer/advisors for potential Ranger Assessment

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisors for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under SecArmy Carson

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared their unique capability and the joint and multi-national impact Army watercraft has across the Pacific Theater with Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during his tour of U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4), Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Under SecArmy Carson visits South Korea

    Nov 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson met with U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees, and families in South Korea, Nov. 17-18, 2014, as a part of his trip to the Pacific region which included stops in Washington state, Hawaii, South Korea, and Alaska.

  • Long-term TDY rates change to save Army $9 million annually

    Nov 19, 2014

    Long-term temporary duty rules that became effective Nov. 1, 2014, across the Department of Defense, are expected to result in an annual savings of $22 million, of which nearly $9 million will be reaped for the Army each year, according to the service's chief for compensation and entitlements.

  • Army research team earns $500,000 research grant in Head Health Challenge II

    Nov 18, 2014

    Army Soldier-protection experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have received a $500,000 grant from the NFL, Under Armour and GE's Head Health Challenge II initiative that will assist its research to protect against brain injury.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • Seven Army generals talk leadership with ROTC cadets

    Nov 14, 2014

    Howard University recently hosted eight senior Army leaders and more than 300 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, as part of cadet mentoring and professional development.

  • Industry mentorships could help Soldiers transition after Army

    Nov 14, 2014

    As the Army draws down its end strength, more Soldiers will be looking for work in the private sector -- some one million over the next 10 years. A kind of corporate mentorship might be one example of how industry could make that transition easier for Service members, said the Army's senior enlisted advisor.

  • Lewis-McChord offers blueprint for Army SHARP victim support

    Nov 14, 2014

    A key component to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's efforts is reaching out to local area leaders to help stamp out sexual harassment/sexual assault incidents in the Washington state community.

  • Professional development program breaks ground for Army civilians

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has established a professional development program for its civilians at Fort Eustis, Virginia, that could be replicated across the Army.

  • Perkins to civilians: See the big picture, solve the big problems

    Nov 12, 2014

    The leader of the command responsible for shaping the future U.S. Army, shared some of his leadership principles and insights with Army civilians during a professional development session, Nov. 4, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • SHARP program manager receives award for 'bystander intervention' training

    Nov 12, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Debra Blankenbaker not only earned the Army's Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award, she also received the Defense Department's award for the "bystander intervention" training program she developed.

  • Cushing's courage sets bar high for others, says relative

    Nov 10, 2014

    "It's a story of loyalty, of courage and sacrifice, and service above self," said Jessica Loring, referring to Union Soldier 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing's valor at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. "All of those are standards which I think we always hope we could live up to if ever called to do so. It would take a great deal of courage to actually step forward" to do something similar to what Cushing did.

  • Army Production premieres 'iSoldier' newscast

    Nov 10, 2014

    Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting recently premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers.

  • AFSBn-Germany issues European Activity Set equipment to Combined Resolve III troops

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany conducted the second equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set, to Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve III, in Germany.

  • Cushing faithful 'til death, says SecArmy at Hall of Heroes

    Nov 7, 2014

    First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing remained at his post, wounded but fighting valiantly until he was shot dead. Beside his cannon he fell, "blackened by powder and soaked red by blood," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh at the Pentagon Ceremony inducting the Civil War officer into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

  • Obama: Medal of Honor recipient Cushing's courage lives on in Soldiers today

    Nov 6, 2014

    President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, Nov. 6, 2014, during a ceremony at the White House, for helping stop Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

  • G-6: Lighter commo needed to 'bridge gap'

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Army's general in charge of all things tied to the network said one of his top priorities is to build lighter communications systems, during the Association of the U.S. Army Institute of Land Warfare breakfast, Nov. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Generations of family proud of Civil War hero

    Nov 5, 2014

    Helen Loring Ensign will accept the Medal of Honor on behalf of her first cousin, twice removed, Alonzo Hereford Cushing, at the White House, Nov. 6, 2014.

  • Army's corporate research laboratory guides technology with sharper focus

    Nov 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory released its Science and Technology Campaign Plans for 2015 - 2035, Nov. 4, 2014, to support strategic land power dominance for the Army of 2030 and beyond.

  • Regionally aligned forces in Europe on display during CSA visit to Combined Resolve III

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno got a first-hand view of training the Army's regionally aligned forces to Europe during a visit to Hohenfels, Germany, to observe exercise Combined Resolve III.

  • Army, RAND partner on 'Today's Soldier Survey'

    Nov 4, 2014

    The Army and the RAND Corporation are working together to conduct a Soldier needs assessment survey, from September to December, at 45 Army installations.