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  • Vice chief: Never forget where we put our Soldiers

    Aug 11, 2014

    "We still have Soldiers and families we need to continue to care for," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell during his farewell ceremony Aug. 8, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Riggers support air drops in northern Iraq

    Aug 11, 2014

    U.S. Army parachute riggers at two bases in the Central Command region are assembling pallets of food and water for humanitarian air drops in the vicinity of Sinjar, Iraq.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, RDECOM remember fallen Soldier Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Aug 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, community mourn the loss of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed Aug. 5, 2014, during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Soldiers to get new camo uniform beginning next summer

    Aug 6, 2014

    Beginning in the fall of 2015, the Army will begin issuing to new Soldiers an Army Combat Uniform that bears the "Operational Camouflage Pattern."

  • Army general killed in Afghanistan

    Aug 6, 2014

    An American general was killed Aug. 5, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, by an individual wearing a uniform of the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

    Aug 6, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 5-6, 2014, to meet with Soldiers and family members and to talk about the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Army surpasses small business contracting goal

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Small Business Administration announced Aug. 1, 2014, that for the first time in eight years, the federal government met its 23 percent statutory goal for small business contracting in fiscal year 2013. The Army played a major role in this success, spending more dollars with small businesses than any other federal agency, according to Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs.

  • Army Human Resources Command leader offers reshaping insight

    Aug 4, 2014

    As the Army moves toward reduced troop numbers, leaders must continue to ensure the most agile and adaptive Soldiers continue to serve, according to the commander of the Army Human Resources Command, speaking at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Vice chief: Relationship building matters most in time of uncertainty

    Aug 4, 2014

    Building personal relationships -- whether with lawmakers, with state governors or with political and military leaders of nations engaged in the war on terror -- is just as important, sometimes even more so, as the ability to project force, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell.

  • Researchers focus on reducing weight of Army combat vehicles

    Aug 4, 2014

    Leading experts in military combat-vehicle research, engineering and design gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 29-31, 2014, to discuss a single goal: reducing the weight of the Army's tanks and infantry fighting vehicles by 40 percent in the coming decades.

  • Three things to know during Anti-terrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 1, 2014

    Each year, the Army sets aside August to raise awareness of its ongoing efforts to protect Soldiers and their families, Department of the Army civilians and contractors from terrorist threats.

  • SMA: The Army Ethic 'doorway' to profession

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Ethic is the "doorway" into our profession, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, during an interview with senior Army leaders at the conclusion of the CSA Army Profession Symposium, held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., July 30-31, 2014.

  • SDDC aware of, addressing privately owned vehicle shipping concerns

    Aug 1, 2014

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command are standing up a team of transportation experts this week to quickly address the most significant challenges and concerns military customers are facing when shipping their privately owned vehicles.

  • Army tests Officer Scientist and Engineer Program

    Jul 31, 2014

    A partnership between the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has led to the establishment of the Officer Scientist and Engineer Program pilot.

  • Carson briefed on 20th CBRNE Command operations

    Jul 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army's second highest ranking civilian official was briefed on the global operations of the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) during a visit Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 29, 2014.

  • Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

    Jul 31, 2014

    Sgt. Thomas Block was honored July 30, 2014, as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be.

  • 'Right' defense contracts needed to support critical skill retention at Watervliet

    Jul 30, 2014

    In an era of declining defense budgets, the Watervliet Arsenal, New York, needs contracts to produce more than just revenue. It needs the "right kind" of contracts to retain a critical skill base that is required to support large caliber manufacturing for the Defense Department and to allied militaries.

  • Army signs 'Shifting Gears' training partnership with GM, Raytheon

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Army, General Motors and Raytheon signed a proclamation at the Pentagon, July 29, 2014, that puts new job opportunities on the table for Soldiers separating from military service.

  • CSA: Ethical dilemmas pose tough calls for Soldiers

    Jul 30, 2014

    One of the hardest things a Soldier will face in his or her career isn't necessarily the enemy. It might well be telling another Soldier that his or her behavior is ethically or morally wrong, said the Army chief of staff.

  • Investment in education needed, says vice

    Jul 30, 2014

    America ranking 19th worldwide in math, reading and science is a national security issue, said the Army's vice chief of staff, at the National Training Seminar of the Military Child Education Coalition, July 29, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • First Soldiers awarded Army Instructor Badge

    Jul 28, 2014

    Seven Soldiers made Army history when they became the first instructors to receive the Army Instructor Badge during a recognition ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia, July 17, 2014.

  • Odierno discusses leadership development, Army future with Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talked with leaders and Soldiers while taking a tour of Fort Carson, Colorado, July 24, 2014.

  • SMA Chandler visits Lewis-McChord, learns about job placement pilot program

    Jul 28, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 24, 2014, to get a first-hand look at pilot program to provide training and job placement.

  • First Army's 'Bold Shift' to focus on pre-mob training

    Jul 28, 2014

    In addition to running mobilization sites, First U.S. Army has been given the mission of focusing on pre-mobilization training of the National Guard and Army Reserve.

  • Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

    Jul 28, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, current commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

    Jul 25, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army, and the Fires Center of Excellence's role in it.

  • Industrial base essential to overcome future threats

    Jul 25, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, who serves as principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, discussed America's industrial base at the Association of the U.S. Army's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., July 24, 2014.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts: Bonds will never be broken

    Jul 24, 2014

    "The value of serving in the unit and in combat resides in the relationships we have with people. It doesn't reside in the medals," said former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts.

  • New changes affect Soldiers' tuition assistance

    Jul 24, 2014

    A grade that a Soldier receives in a course, or failure to heed new tuition assistance rules, could mean paying back money or no tuition assistance for courses that start on or after Sept. 5, 2014.

  • Senior leaders explain Army's drawdown plan

    Jul 24, 2014

    The drawdown, particularly involuntary separations, is a huge issue for the Army, officials said, especially since the strength of the Army is its people and the trust they have in each other.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Pitts inducted into Hall of Heroes

    Jul 23, 2014

    Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes July 22, 2014, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler in Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

  • Shrinking Army looking to fill its Reserve Component

    Jul 23, 2014

    The chief of the Army Reserve said his component is having some problems recruiting and retaining Soldiers, and he's looking by name at captains being released early from active duty.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • Fort Knox showcases energy, personnel, leadership programs to Under Secretary Carson

    Jul 22, 2014

    Fort Knox, Kentucky, had the opportunity to show off some of its world-class facilities during a visit July 21, 2014, from the Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson.

  • Increased SHARP training furthers efforts to combat sexual abuse

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Army is "breaking new ground" in efforts to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in the ranks, according to a top Army official.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Pitts: 'It is their names, not mine'

    Jul 21, 2014

    President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony July 21, 2014.

  • FOB Walton closes as Afghanistan withdrawal continues

    Jul 20, 2014

    The 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was the last unit to roll out of Forward Operating Base Walton, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, July 17, 2014, marking an end to a permanent coalition presence in the area.

  • Distance learning needs re-tooling, captains tell chief

    Jul 18, 2014

    Captains across the Army are telling their chief of staff that distance learning can be a powerful tool, but its be-all-promise may be a stretch, and its method of delivery may need some re-tooling.

  • 20th CBRNE integrates into decisive action training

    Jul 17, 2014

    Units from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are integrating into decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army combat training centers.

  • Military members encouraged to use Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program

    Jul 16, 2014

    As news of the reduction in force reaches thousands of Soldiers, it's important to know that the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as Army Career and Alumni Program, is still a key resource in place to help with the transition to civilian life.

  • CSA learns about efficiency, resiliency efforts at Fort Stewart

    Jul 16, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spent July 14, 2014, checking the pulse of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, in Georgia.

  • Mission command challenging in peacetime, captains advise CSA

    Jul 15, 2014

    "War is Hell," Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, but during the inter-war periods, practicing mission command can be nearly as infernal, a group of captains told the Army chief of staff.

  • Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA

    Jul 14, 2014

    Soldiers are over-reliant on technology and this results in disengagement at the human level, Capt. Heather Schmitt told Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno during Solarium 2014.

  • CSA taps captains for talent-management ideas

    Jul 12, 2014

    The Army wants to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time -- especially with shrinking budgets and manpower and an uncertain global security environment -- but does it do that very well?

  • Army Chief of Staff visits ROTC Cadets at summer training

    Jul 11, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno spoke for more than an hour to Army ROTC Leadership Development Assessment Course Cadets, July 10, 2014, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with a valuable message to help them in their journey as Army officers.

  • Army enterprise apps must move to core data centers

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Army is looking to save money by eliminating enterprise applications that are obsolete or redundant, as well as closing data centers to produce greater efficiencies.

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Performance Triad app now available

    Jul 10, 2014

    Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

  • Corps of Engineers explores public-private partnerships

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the possibility of partnering with the private sector for projects in America's waterways and ports.

  • Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

    Jul 10, 2014

    On Oct. 1, 2014, Soldiers will begin to have a more defined plan for transitioning out of the Army with the implementation of the Soldier Life Cycle.

  • Army watercraft supports 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Marines during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, got underway from its home port July 2, 2014, to conduct the first of eight surface lifts between Kaneohe Bay and Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii, in support of the 3rd Marine Regiment as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Security Assistance Command delivers bridges to Nepal for humanitarian assistance

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command delivered four Acrow Roadway Bridges to the country of Nepal through its Foreign Military Sales program. The bridges are in preparation to support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief within their region.

  • Interservice Rifle Championship brings out marksmen

    Jul 9, 2014

    Marksmen throughout the Department of Defense are competing this week in the 53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

  • Harbormaster troops demonstrate expeditionary capability during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    The 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment and 73rd Signal Company set up the Harbormaster Command and Control Center at Ford Island, Hawaii, July 8, 2014, to provide command and control of watercraft assets in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Learning from Northern Distribution Network operations

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Northern Distribution Network has improved policies and relationships between the United States and Central Asian countries. This article offers some recommendations on how the United States can gather and use lessons learned from its establishment.

  • 1st Cavalry female leads crew to historic 'Top Gun' gunnery title

    Jul 8, 2014

    Maj. Chrissy Cook made history in the 1st Cavalry Division two weeks ago when she led her Bradley crew to "Top Gun" status during gunnery, making her the first female Bradley commander to do so.

  • Army transitions from ACAP to Soldier for Life

    Jul 7, 2014

    The Army's Human Resources Command recently announced that the Army Career and Alumni Program has changed names effective immediately to Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program.

  • Army watercraft supporting Pacific 'pivot'

    Jul 7, 2014

    Because many Asian allies are peninsular or island nations, U.S. and allied planners across the Pacific are deploying Army watercraft for use during exercises, humanitarian relief missions and for potential contingency missions.

  • VCSA visits Fort Stewart, talks Army future

    Jul 3, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell spent July 1, 2014, on Fort Stewart meeting with senior leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • SMA visits Germany, discusses Army profession, Soldier issues

    Jul 3, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler and his wife Jeanne met with Soldiers, families and senior leaders to discuss key issues throughout the U.S. Army Europe community, during a visit to Germany, June 30-July 2, 2014.

  • Army moving education content to cloud for better access

    Jul 3, 2014

    Eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command began migrating education content to the dotcom cloud, a commercially-operated bank of servers.

  • Army publishes SHARP campaign plan

    Jul 3, 2014

    The Army must take conscious steps to identify and reduce the environmental risks, predatory behaviors, and personal vulnerabilities associated with sexual assault and harassment, said the Army's G-1.

  • Installations to open SHARP Resource Centers

    Jul 2, 2014

    The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program aims to synchronize and professionalize victim advocacy services by establishing SHARP Resource Centers on military installations across the globe.

  • Under Secretary Carson poses 10 questions to Army

    Jul 1, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson posed 10 questions to members of the Association of the U.S. Army at their monthly breakfast, June 26, 2014, dealing with the size and composition of the Army, modernization and readiness.

  • Future vertical lift capability focuses on tech demo

    Jul 1, 2014

    The Army-led Future Vertical Lift program is being developed to replace the service's aging helicopter fleet, and the aircraft of other services, at some point in the future.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers rotate training forces

    Jun 30, 2014

    Paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment jumped into Latvia with their combat equipment June 25, 2014, as the 173rd Airborne Brigade rotated units here for training during their unscheduled land forces exercise training alongside NATO allies.

  • Chief of Engineers urges U.S. infrastructure improvement

    Jun 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces aging technology, shortage of funding and a lack of citizen awareness, said its commander.

  • Vice chief nominated as new ISAF commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

  • SecArmy McHugh speaks at 59th CASA conference

    Jun 26, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke to 68 civilian aides to the secretary of the Army about the future of the Army during the 59th annual CASA conference, June 24, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • Army looking for new ways to provide training and education materials

    Jun 24, 2014

    The use of mobile devices for distributed learning was a topic of discussion at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum that brought together Army officials and defense industry representatives, June 18-19, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • Combined Arms Center commander: Army's future depends on training, education

    Jun 24, 2014

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center delivered the keynote speech at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum, June 18, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • Exercise Khaan Quest 2014 begins in Mongolia

    Jun 24, 2014

    Hundreds of service members and distinguished guests from U.S. Army Pacific and surrounding countries gathered for the Khaan Quest 2014 opening ceremony, held at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Operations Training Center at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, June 20, 2014.

  • Ryan Pitts to receive Medal of Honor for combat actions in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The White House announced today that former Staff. Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the Medal of Honor for his combat actions during an enemy engagement in Wanat, in the Waygal Valley of northeastern Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at Pentagon during Army birthday celebration

    Jun 23, 2014

    On June 19, 2014, the two brothers, along with 11 other Soldiers, re-enlisted during a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard. The event coincided with celebrations in honor of the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Former Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for fierce battle in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    "This award isn't about what I did; it's about what we did as a team," former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts said, about being selected for the Medal of Honor for actions on July 13, 2008, when an estimated 200 insurgents attacked a vehicle patrol base in Wanat, Afghanistan, killing nine Soldiers. Soldiers fought with all they had, some to the death, Pitts said. The Medal of Honor "belongs to everybody who was there that day."

  • Army celebrates 239 years of history at 2014 Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 22, 2014

    More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members attended the 2014 Army Birthday Ball, June 21, 2014, at National Harbor, Maryland, as the capstone event on a week of celebration coinciding with the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14.

  • Army celebrates its birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 20, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 visitors to the National Capital Region helped celebrate the Army's 239th birthday as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high-energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

    Jun 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army profession.

  • Atterbury hosts SMA, sergeants major from across nation

    Jun 19, 2014

    Camp Atterbury-Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, played host to more than 60 senior enlisted representatives from nearly every state and territory in the country, and the District of Columbia, June 16-19, 2014, as they attended the 2014 Army National Guard Senior Enlisted Professional Development Workshop.

  • Washington Nationals recognize, honor Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team played a part in the 239th United States Army Birthday week by honoring Soldiers at their game against the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • New Army careers begin on Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 18, 2014

    Twenty young American's raised their hands and became Soldiers during a ceremony held at Phillies Citizens Bank Park Stadium shortly before the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7 to 4, in Philadelphia, June 14, 2014.

  • CSA: 'Once a Soldier, always a Soldier'

    Jun 18, 2014

    "I'm incredibly proud to represent the men and women of the United States Army," Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno told legislators at the 239th Army birthday ceremony and cake cutting at the Capitol, June 18, 2014.

  • Army War College community welcomes new commandant

    Jun 17, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Rapp took command of the Army War College from outgoing Commandant Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, during a change-of-command ceremony presided over by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell, at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., June 13, 2014.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • Commission seeks service members' compensation preferences

    Jun 16, 2014

    The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences.

  • Exchange of A model Black Hawks generates significant cost savings

    Jun 16, 2014

    The Utility Helicopters Project Office handed over the logbook and keys for three UH-60A Black Hawk aircraft to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation during an aircraft exchange/sale, June 11, 2014, at the Madison County Executive Airport in Meridianville, Ala.

  • Army secretary honors fallen at Arlington commemoration

    Jun 16, 2014

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh praised the fallen from the nation's wars June 15, 2014, during a commemoration of Arlington National Cemetery's 150th anniversary in the cemetery's amphitheater, in Arlington, Va.

  • Expert: Army must adapt to globalization

    Jun 13, 2014

    Students in the Maneuver Captains Career Course got a look into the workings of a globalized world June 5, 2014, during the latest installment of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts

    Jun 13, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.

  • Army celebrates 239th birthday in New York City

    Jun 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army and the people of New York City commemorated the Army's 239th birthday and celebrated this year's theme -- "America's Army: Our Profession," June 13, 2014, in Bryant Park, in New York City, N.Y.

  • SecArmy McHugh examines comprehensive training at NATO's Joint Warfare Center

    Jun 11, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh was at NATO's Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, Norway, June 9, 2014, to meet with leaders and Soldiers and to assess the U.S. Army's manning and support to NATO.

  • Campbell to class of 2014: Build a force that nations everywhere will respect

    Jun 11, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John Campbell linked the strategic achievement of D-Day to his expectations for The War College Class of 2014, in his commencement remarks to students, families, faculty, and friends at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., June 6, 2014.

  • Program offers partially paid break from Army

    Jun 11, 2014

    The Career Intermission Pilot Program will provide some Soldiers an opportunity to take a sabbatical-type break from the Army to pursue other interests.

  • Corps of Engineers finishes Afghanistan projects, closes South Area Office

    Jun 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed another chapter in Afghanistan as the Transatlantic Afghanistan District's South Area Office was inactivated in a ceremony June 6, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • SMA Chandler to Bliss Soldiers: Character, commitment, competence essential to Army Profession

    Jun 10, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler and his wife Jeanne visited the Soldiers, families, and training and quality of life activities at Fort Bliss, Texas, June 4-5, 2014.

  • AMC, FORSCOM focus on readiness

    Jun 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, for an update on AMC's global alignment and role in supporting the Army as its focus shifts to the future.

  • Kushnick, Macy, Hoge awards reward innovation, experimentation needed to keep Army relevant

    Jun 9, 2014

    "The world is rapidly changing, and we must change with it to remain relevant," said Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson at the annual William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy Jr. and Nick Hoge awards ceremony, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.