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  • Climate change affecting Army training

    Apr 27, 2016

    For the Big Green Machine -- America's Army -- climate change, efforts to prevent it, or to at least adapt to it are about more than saving Mother Earth or even the whales. It's about training, training space, how the Army fights, how often the Army will be called upon to fight in the future, and where.

  • Special Forces Soldiers Step into Arena

    Apr 27, 2016

    Twelve Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group stepped into the ring April 15 during Fight Night VIII -- a quarterly combatives competition designed to test their mettle and demonstrate the hand-to-hand combat skills they have learned through the Special Operations Combatives Program.

  • Medal of Honor recipient shares experience, advice

    Apr 27, 2016

    Capt. Florent Groberg, Medal of Honor recipient, was at Fort Benning, April 25, to be inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame. While here, he had the opportunity to share his experience with a group of Officer Candidate students and veterans.

  • Special Forces Soldiers step into arena

    Apr 27, 2016

    Twelve Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group stepped into the ring April 15 during Fight Night VIII -- a quarterly combatives competition designed to test their mettle and demonstrate the hand-to-hand combat skills they have learned through the Special Operations Combatives Program.

  • Special Operations veteran prepares for 2016 Invictus Games

    Apr 26, 2016

    Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Sualauvi "Sua" Tuimalealifano, a member of U.S. Special Operations Command's Military Adaptive Sports Program, continues to progress beyond what medical professionals thought possible as he trains for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo firefighting ops wrap up in Panama

    Apr 26, 2016

    Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires here, April 17 and 18. The fires, which are believed to have started April 4, grew exponentially, prompting the Government of Panama, via the U.S. Embassy in Panama, to request an aerial support package from JTF-B consisting of aircraft from the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, to help contain the blazes.

  • Marksmen aim their sights on Olympics in Rio

    Apr 26, 2016

    With the Olympics coming up in August in Brazil, Lt. Col. Bret Tecklenburg said he expects the Army to bulls-eye the shooting events.

  • Army Research Institute develops app for acute mountain sickness

    Apr 25, 2016

    The Army has never had technology to plan around the debilitating effects of mountain sickness--until U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine developed the Altitude Readiness Management System app.

  • Wanted: talented cyber operators

    Apr 22, 2016

    Regarding cyber, "we are training in the dozens and our adversaries are training in the thousands," said Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, referencing what he heard at a cyber briefing at Carnegie Mellon, one of the top cyber-security universities in the world.

  • Installation tests compost, pilot program, recycle food

    Apr 22, 2016

    Getting food from "farm to table" eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of freshwater consumed here, according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. Yet, 40 percent of food in the U.S. today goes uneaten. This not only means that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, it also means that uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills, which accounts for a large portion of methane emissions.

  • Picatinny Arsenal, NASA leverage partnership to share knowledge

    Apr 21, 2016

    While military technology and space exploration may seem like two very different areas of expertise, there is enough common ground for engineers from Picatinny Arsenal and the nation's space agency to share best practices and leverage business processes.

  • Life-saving helmet returned to Soldier

    Apr 21, 2016

    A helmet that deflected an AK-47 round in Afghanistan -- and probably saved the life of Staff Sgt. Thalamus Lewis -- was returned to him during a town hall at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, April 20.

  • Green Beret returns to service after amputation

    Apr 19, 2016

    A Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free him from underneath a vehicle before a suicide bomber could strike a deadly blow against him and his team.

  • Beyond the Horizon: Arizona National Guard serve Guatemala residents

    Apr 19, 2016

    Medical readiness training exercises organized by the Arizona Medical Detachment with support from multiple countries and organizations, supplied free medical services to Guatemalan nationals in the local area.

  • Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history

    Apr 19, 2016

    Soldiers from the Army National Guard took first place in the grueling Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, the first time in the competition's 33-year history it has been won by an Army Guard team.

  • Florida National Guard deploy to Horn of Africa

    Apr 14, 2016

    Tearful eyes and bright smiles filled a hangar for the departure ceremony of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, known as the Hurricanes.

  • Giving all they can: Army Family boasts two Military Children of Year

    Apr 14, 2016

    For the past decade, the McIntyre-Brewer family has needed to be strong -- strong, resilient and hopeful. Strong as an Army family as Capt. Steven Brewer deployed for a total of 36 months. And strong emotionally as Brewer and his wife, Chelle, faced every parent's worst nightmare.

  • End-of-year 'use it or lose it' budget mindset to get tossed

    Apr 14, 2016

    The Army is seeking to change the "use it or lose it mentality" as it relates to unit budgets, said Lt. Gen. Tom Spoehr.

  • Strong Bonds: Vital for Soldiers and Families

    Apr 13, 2016

    The strength of the Armyis only as strong as the relationships that support the Soldiers within it. The Army Reserve works to improve the resiliency of those relationships with a chaplain-led program called Strong Bonds.

  • Nation committed to bringing home missing heroes

    Apr 13, 2016

    USASAC employee Andy Hollingsworth was instrumental in bringing one of the Green Berets' most legendary Soldiers home.

  • 65th Infantry Regiment receives Congressional Gold Medal

    Apr 13, 2016

    Puerto Rican Soldiers who fought with the 65th Infantry Regiment through America's conflicts going back to World War II were presented the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony on Capitol Hill April 13.

  • National Guard Soldiers define teamwork during Warrior Challenge

    Apr 12, 2016

    Teamwork: a concept to some, but the vital foundation of success and victory to anyone who has ever worn the U.S. military uniform. From the first day of enlistment until the last bite of the retirement cake, teamwork is fundamental in every facet of military life.

  • NCO named women's coach of year by USA Wrestling

    Apr 12, 2016

    In front of more than 11,000 cheering fans April 9 at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling, Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Sieracki was recognized as women's coach of the year.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. sixth annual fitness and wellness program

    Apr 11, 2016

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return for its sixth year to 72 participating Army locations worldwide this May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. -- which stands for Strong Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength -- promotes garrison fitness and wellness programs available to Soldiers, Families, retirees and Civilians. This year's theme is "Trained. Willing. Able.," which highlights how the five campaign components enhance an individual's readiness.

  • Two-time Olympian passes torch to younger brother

    Apr 10, 2016

    On the same day that his two-time Olympian brother Sgt. Spenser Mango left his wrestling shoes on the mat and retired from competition, Sgt. Ryan Mango qualified for the U.S. National Team.

  • Carry-on medical equipment meets airworthiness standards

    Apr 8, 2016

    Approximately 600 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters support the MEDEVAC mission and are equipped with various medical devices to provide critical care to the wounded during air transport.

  • Sandhurst competition moves beyond war tactics

    Apr 8, 2016

    Hundreds of future military leaders from around the globe came together at the U.S. Military Academy to compete in the annual military skills competition and an inaugural conference Monday. The Sandhurst competition started in 1967 as an internal cadet event, but today is a diverse multinational and joint service competition that attracts teams from across the country and across the world to test their physical fitness, military proficiency and leadership. For the first time, the academy made a noncompetitive addition, the inaugural Sandhurst Conference.

  • U.S. Army successfully fires miniature hit-to-kill missile

    Apr 7, 2016

    The U.S. Army successfully fired a Miniature Hit-to-Kill missile from its newest launch platform.

  • Resilience: powerful anecdote to adversity

    Apr 6, 2016

    Retired Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum was a guest speaker during Intrepid Spirit's Open House. Recently, the Desert Storm veteran shared her story of resilience in the midst of adversity to a packed conference room at Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit's open house, held in conjunction with March's Brain Injury Awareness Month. Her message: Resilience can help anyone get through something, especially catastrophic events.

  • Defense Department announces pilot tutor program for service members

    Apr 6, 2016

    The Department of Defense Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide servicemembers with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere.

  • Gold Star spouse strives to find niche in community

    Apr 4, 2016

    Kelvin Triggs considers himself to be a loner. His days consist of managing a small business and taking care of his teenage son Nick. He says that it is hard for him to associate with new people outside of work and church. Triggs' life forever changed in 2011. He became a widower after the death of his wife Master Sgt. Marcia Triggs, an Army journalist assigned to the Office of Chief of Public Affairs in Chicago, Illinois. A veteran himself, he went from being a military spouse to a Gold Star spouse -- the unique name given to surviving family members because of the gold pins they receive from the military.

  • Research Institute of Environmental Medicine creating 3-D Soldier Avatars

    Apr 4, 2016

    Since 2010 researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have taken on the mission to develop a computer program to create the full-body, complete-anatomy avatar of individual warfighters. Their goal is to create a 3-D full-anatomy avatar for any Soldier regardless of gender, shape or size.

  • 'Grass roots' bystander intervention

    Apr 4, 2016

    Master Sgt. Jeff Fenlason asked about 25 people to close their eyes and imagine a fictional scenario involving somebody they care about.

  • BREAKING: Army scientists successfully 'teleport' Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2016

    Army scientists have successfully "teleported" a fully equipped squad from a Massachusetts research and development facility to a training area in Germany, the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) announced today.

  • Carter Announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

    Mar 31, 2016

    Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in Tampa, Florida, March 30, 2016.

  • Engineer unit with mine detection dog program unique to DOD

    Mar 31, 2016

    Fort Leonard Wood is home to a combat engineer unit that is not only unique to the Army, but to the entire U.S. Military.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restoring America's Everglades

    Mar 31, 2016

    Significant progress has been made in restoring America's Everglades over the past five years and a comprehensive report highlighting these efforts has recently been submitted to Congress.

  • Army opening infantry, armor to women

    Mar 31, 2016

    On April 1, all positions in 19 series armor, 11 series infantry, and the 13F forward observer specialty will open to women.

  • Army debuts new Digital Job Book

    Mar 30, 2016

    The Army's new Digital Job Book that makes it easier for Soldiers and small unit leaders to track training is available on the Army Training Network (ATN) (https://atn.army.mil). The new job book records physical training, weapons qualification, mandatory training, scheduled classes and unit training schedules. It uses data from the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) to replace information recorded on paper job books.

  • Command sergeant major paves the way for non-combat arms Soldiers

    Mar 30, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon is breaking ground as the first woman to serve as senior enlisted advisor for an Army service component command.

  • Legislation bars some state IDs as unacceptable to access federal facilities

    Mar 30, 2016

    Starting April 16, at least four state and one American territory state IDs, drivers licenses will not be enough to gain access to JBM-HH.

  • 'All Army' challenges Soldiers' marksmanship in diverse matches

    Mar 30, 2016

    More than 250 Soldiers competed in the 2016 U.S. Army Small Arms "All Army" Championship March 15-19 on ranges here run by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.

  • Surgeon General shares secrets to leadership success

    Mar 30, 2016

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen Nadja West, the highest-ranking female graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, says respect is a key to successful leadership.

  • Acting SecArmy co-hosts Soldier for Life town hall

    Mar 30, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy co-hosted an online town hall Wednesday to answer questions about transition and Veteran benefits. Also online with the secretary and his team of advisors were representatives from the Veterans Affairs and the Army's Soldier for Life Office.

  • Army's Research Institute conducts MRE study to improve gut health

    Mar 29, 2016

    USARIEM Military Nutrition Division's Meals, Ready to Eat and gut health study gives a whole new meaning to trusting your gut.

  • Army General reflects on the past 40 years of women serving in the military

    Mar 29, 2016

    When Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols looks back at her four decades in the Army, she recalls the incredible service of women and the sacrifices and contributions they made for the nation.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest

    Mar 29, 2016

    A Soldier and two family members won 10 awards between the three of them in the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest. Hosted annually by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the contest received 2,509 entries, from which 14 first, second and third-place winners were selected, along with 23 honorable mentions.

  • Scientist simulates complex diesel injection mist with supercomputer

    Mar 28, 2016

    The ability to study complex interactions inside a diesel engine gives Army scientists a new perspective that may help design more fuel efficient and effective engines.

  • Tele-Behavioral Health, 'face-to-face' teleconferencing between health providers and patients

    Mar 28, 2016

    Following the Fort Hood shooting of April 2014, providers from the Warrior Resiliency Program sprang into action to provide crucial, immediate support to deal with the behavioral health concerns of Soldiers, civilians and family members directly impacted by the disaster. Without having to deploy providers to the scene, the WRP used video teleconferencing to bring providers "face-to-face" with those in need, providing more than 980 tele-behavioral health encounters, between April and June, for victims. This year, WRP reached an important milestone by exceeding 40,000 clinical TBH encounters since their 2010 program inception.

  • Murphy: Sexual assault, harassment detrimental to combat readiness

    Mar 28, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC).

  • Shelter from the Storm

    Mar 28, 2016

    Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the spring and summer months just around the corner, they can soon expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments. One of the most common weather events encountered in the field is thunderstorms, which can include hazards such as lightning, tornadoes and flash floods. Let's take a quick look at each one of these hazards individually.

  • Army transitions to simplified DOD request for childcare website

    Mar 28, 2016

    The Army is transitioning to a new single portal Department of Defense website -- www.MilitaryChildCare.com -- designed to make it easier for Soldiers to find the childcare they need.

  • Mini UAS: Big capabilities can come in small packages

    Mar 28, 2016

    The basic small-unit fighting capability of the Army is the squad. One of its weaknesses is broad-area situational awareness, particularly in unfamiliar environments. A likely solution? A nano unmanned aerial system, or UAS, with reconnaissance capability.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers leads the way in combatting climate change

    Mar 25, 2016

    Assistant Secretary Darcy hosted a panel this week at the Obama Administration's Water Summit. Together with other federal agencies, she met with local, state and tribal stakeholders to commit and announce efforts aimed at solving the water problems of today. A National dialogue on the state of our Nation's water resources and infrastructure is needed.

  • Behind 'bow wave' in breaking barriers for women

    Mar 25, 2016

    In 1983, shortly after receiving her commission from the Army, Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere remembers having a conversation with a fellow Soldier inside what was then called West Germany.

  • Online conduct can have far-reaching effects: Think, Type, Post

    Mar 25, 2016

    The Army spelled out its online discipline policy last year in an "All Army Activities" message defining online misconduct. While the message is primarily of interest to Soldiers, it also has implications for civilians, contractors and family members.

  • US Army successfully fires Stinger missile from new launch platform

    Mar 24, 2016

    The U.S. Army successfully fired a Stinger missile from its newest launch platform on March 23, 2016.

  • Army 101 teaches families about Soldier's life

    Mar 24, 2016

    Basic Combat Training might be an enormous challenge to a young Soldier, but it's also stressful for Family members. An online program helps families learn about their Soldier's new lifestyle, and their participation can provide the Soldier-in-training a few extra benefits.

  • Total Army working together to forge future

    Mar 23, 2016

    The Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are working together well to assess recommendations from a national commission on the service's future and fully implement the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • Health of Force report wakeup call for improving readiness

    Mar 22, 2016

    Obesity and overweight metrics, along with health indicators like tobacco use, injuries, substance abuse and the Performance Triad were among topics at a conference last week discussing the inaugural "Health of the Force" report.

  • Clear requirements, level playing field

    Mar 22, 2016

    ARDEC and JMC worked together to develop an ammunition standard that reduces ambiguity, ensures quality and safety for Soldiers and promotes competition by making the procurement process more transparent for all stakeholders. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Soldiers reveal their skills during Expert Infantryman Badge testing

    Mar 22, 2016

    "When you get your EIB, you stand out. The name of the EIB is Expert Infantryman Badge, so when people see that blue long rifle on your uniform you know you have not just met the standard; in the Infantry you are an expert," said Sgt. 1st Class David Leyva, 198th Infantry Brigade. Soldiers competed to prove that they are experts in their field during the Expert Infantryman Badge testing March 14-18. The units competing were 199th Infantry Brigade, 198th Infantry Brigade, 194th Armored Brigade, 316th Cavalry Brigade and Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

  • Zika Virus and You

    Mar 22, 2016

    There is an ongoing outbreak of a mosquito borne viral illness called Zika in South America, the Caribbean and Central America, including the U.S. territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

  • Army observes Women's History Month on Capitol Hill

    Mar 21, 2016

    The U.S. Senate hosted a panel March 17 to discuss the role women have played in public service and Defense by inviting senior Army women to speak about their experiences.

  • Honoring the Soldiers of the Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 20, 2016

    Over 6,600 marchers, including wounded warriors, a 10 year old and a 98 year old participated in the March 20 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, honoring those who endured the Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • 'Be that shining light,' vice chief urges students

    Mar 18, 2016

    "How do you empower unmotivated people?" asked a university student. "You highlighted one of the great leadership challenges," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said to her, noting that the hardest people to empower or inspire are those of one's peer group.

  • Engineers survey iconic bridge

    Mar 17, 2016

    The river flowed slowly by as Soldiers from the 368th Engineer Battalion began their assessment of the 60-year-old double Bailey bridge at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, which has a rich history being featured in films including "We Were Soldiers," during the Combat Support Training Exercise 78-16-01, Feb. 27 to March 18 to determine if the bridge could be saved.

  • Texas Guardsman support Flint water effort

    Mar 17, 2016

    As the Flint Water Crisis enters its third month, one Texas Army National Guardsmen decided to step up and directly help the people most affected with a road trip to Michigan.

  • 'You can't surge character'

    Mar 17, 2016

    What's the most important attribute a young leader should seek out that will help him or her succeed in the future and win in an increasingly complex world? asked a cadet. "Being leaders of character," Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn responded.

  • Cambodian community celebrates maternity ward improvements

    Mar 16, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian engineers celebrated with the local community of Takeo Province, Cambodia, March 16, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the Prey Sbat Health Center Facility maternity ward improvement project.

  • International competition builds camaraderie, spirit of cooperation among U.S., other nations

    Mar 16, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 16, 2016) -- Linked by their love of creating exquisite cuisine, three teams ignored language and cultural differences and allowed their food to do the talking during the International Challenge of the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event here March 10.

  • WASPs: First women in history to fly for Army Air Corps

    Mar 16, 2016

    Before there could be women flying combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, there were the pioneers of the Army Air Forces of World War II.

  • Devil dogs lead Joint Service Corporals Course

    Mar 15, 2016

    A graduation ceremony honored 34 members of Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa as they graduated from a Joint Corporals Leadership Development Course March 11, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The course, developed by the Marine Corps University, places significant emphasis on developing leadership to prepare junior enlisted Marines for their transition from subordinates to small unit leaders; however, this class was held in a deployed location and composed of members from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

  • Louisiana Guard rescue thousands in floods

    Mar 15, 2016

    Louisiana National Guardsmen have rescued more than 4,000 people in the floods that have inundated the state over the past week, a state Guard spokesman said.

  • Soldier qualifies for World Indoor Track and Field Championships

    Mar 15, 2016

    Spc. Paul Chelimo placed second in the U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships 3,000-meter race, held March 11, in Portland, Oregon.

  • Policy leaders heeded advice on Afghanistan

    Mar 14, 2016

    Congress and the U.S. president listened and acted on advice from the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan over the last 18 months, said Gen. John F. Campbell.

  • Soldier For Life sergeant major aims for no gender barriers

    Mar 14, 2016

    While Sgt. Maj. Billie Jo Boersma said she's glad all branches are now open to women, she hopes for the day when gender no longer becomes an issue because gender barriers of all types will be gone and with it, the culture that divided.

  • Performance Triad builds momentum, edges closer to Army-wide roll out

    Mar 14, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Getting Soldiers the proper equipment to fight the nation's wars takes considerable time and effort. The same is true when it comes to equipping them for the Performance Triad program, which continues to push toward an Army-wide roll out.

  • Harlem Hell Fighters modernization wins preservation award

    Mar 14, 2016

    One piece of the $46 million modernization of the home of the New York Army National Guard's historic Harlem Hell Fighters is being honored with New York City's premier award for historic preservation in construction projects.

  • Man's best friend protect the safety of Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2016

    K9 Veterans Day is March 13th. The day is in recognition of the duty and sacrifice that military working dogs perform in service to their country. Camp As Sayliyah has approximately 10 military working dogs that work along their Soldier handlers.

  • Army sets 'leader-first' approach to full gender integration

    Mar 11, 2016

    The Army will begin training women for infantry and armor specialties later this year, according to its Gender Integration Implementation Plan released March 10.

  • Korean War casualty gets final rest

    Mar 10, 2016

    After 65 years, Pfc. James M. Smith was finally laid to rest by his family, March 9, with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gender integration: Reality in today's Army

    Mar 10, 2016

    It's been a long time coming: Full-scale gender integration is now a reality in today's military. Fort Sill is making sure the integration is as smooth as possible.

  • Army outlines gender integration implementation plan

    Mar 10, 2016

    The Army announced today details of its implementation plan for integrating women into all military occupational specialties (MOSs), paving the way for qualified female soldiers to serve in the Infantry, Armor, and Special Forces.

  • Wanted: Honor Flight guardians

    Mar 10, 2016

    As more veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam travel to D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program, more volunteers are needed to escort them.

  • 2016 Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign

    Mar 9, 2016

    Financial security is a key element of a ready and resilient force. The Army Emergency Relief (AER) annual campaign is conducted from March 1st through May 15th in order to increase Soldier awareness of this benefit, as well as to provide an opportunity for Soldiers to donate and be able to help their fellow Soldiers. Local commanders can adjust their campaign dates as their mission dictates.

  • Army Soldier and Veteran Athletes Team Up for 2016 Invictus Games

    Mar 9, 2016

    The Army announced the Soldier and Veteran athletes who will represent the U.S. military and compete in the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, May 8-12. The Games will take place at the Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured military personnel. The U.S. team will include active duty and veteran athletes from all U.S. military services and the Special Operations Command.

  • Competition fierce at Army Trials

    Mar 9, 2016

    Nearly 100 active-duty and medically-retired Soldier-athletes are vying this week to be one of 45 competitors who will represent Team Army at the DOD Warrior Games in June at West Point, N.Y.

  • US paratroopers demonstrate TOW system capabilities to Spanish

    Mar 8, 2016

    U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and Spanish army soldiers from the Spanish Armed Forces Airborne Brigade (BRIPAC), trained on the M41 TOW Improved Target Acquisition System, Feb. 25, 2016, during Exercise Sky Soldier 16, here.

  • 'Spring forward' touches Marshall Center worldwide

    Mar 8, 2016

    Groggy Americans in the U.S. will turn their clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 13, while those in Europe will still have that extra hour of sleep until 2 a.m. Sunday, March 27, which is Easter Sunday.

  • A family's long journey leads 3 brothers to new heights

    Mar 8, 2016

    Joseph Bui once jumped from a U.S. Army helicopter to a rooftop for an infantry assault during the Vietnam War.

  • Sky's the limit after breaking aviation ceilings

    Mar 8, 2016

    Not many Army second lieutenants in 1989 were flying fixed-wing aircraft, let alone serving as a pilot for the Army chief of engineers. But that year 2nd Lt. Angelia Farnell was also the first woman to serve in the aviation support unit at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, after the U.S. Army Engineer School and Center moved there.

  • Wounded Warrior get on track at Army Trials

    Mar 7, 2016

    Twice a day more than 20 runners train at Fort Bliss' Stout Track where they push their bodies to run faster and farther preparing for the Army Trials set to take place here March 6-10.

  • Brave Rifles execute decisive-action mission at NTC

    Mar 7, 2016

    "Train as you fight" is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It's a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment's notice, and that's exactly what the 3rd Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center - they trained for an upcoming deployment.

  • Robots: Eliminating the first contact with an enemy force

    Mar 7, 2016

    "We should be thinking about having a robotic vanguard, particularly for maneuver formations," said Dr. Bob Sadowski. "There's no reason why the first contact with an enemy force should be with a man-platform, because it means that platform is at the greatest risk."

  • First women having 'blast' as combat engineers

    Mar 7, 2016

    In June of last year, the Army opened the 12B combat engineer position to female Soldiers. Today, women are going through the school house at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and joining units around the Army.

  • A PTSD knockout

    Mar 7, 2016

    After firing off a medley of artillery rounds, a 19-year-old kid from Brooklyn, New York, set off with his convoy traversing the very area they had just fired on. It was during the Gulf War that Fuentes was first introduced to the realities of post-traumatic stress disorder, but it would be decades before he felt comfortable seeking help and finding an effective outlet for the barrage of intense thoughts and emotions. But in the beginning, it was a different Army then.

  • Soldier 'movin out' to Army Trials

    Mar 7, 2016

    During opening ceremonies for the March 6-10 Army Trials, the Fort Bliss Warrior Transition Battalion Rock Band cut loose with Billy Joel's 1977 hit "Movin' Out." The song title suitably captures the near-term plans for one of the athletes in attendance that night, Sgt. Davey Jones, who will soon say goodbye to fellow Soldiers and staff of the Fort Bragg WTB, where recovered from a shoulder injury.

  • Enlisted Soldiers RACE to West Point

    Mar 4, 2016

    "We are always seeking future leaders for our officer corps. Nearly 15 percent of each West Point class can come from prior service," said Col. Deborah McDonald, adding that she welcomes even greater numbers.

  • Corps of Engineers engages with next generation

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 3, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Japan District hosted several events Feb. 22-26 to engage youth in observance of National Engineers Week.