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  • 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.

  • Special Operators' Challenges Call for New Priorities, Officials Say

    Mar 3, 2016

    Expanding global conflicts require new priorities for U.S. special operations forces, the principal deputy assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict told the House Armed Services Committee's emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee here March 2, 2016.

  • Army Trials athletes learn to manage energy, increase mental focus

    Mar 3, 2016

    Athletes need to achieve and maintain a certain level of energy to be able to compete and perform at their best when it matters most. Knowing how to manage your energy is even more important for the wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans participating in the 2016 Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army budget focuses on asymmetric threats

    Mar 3, 2016

    "The Army must produce units ready today to win decisively … against an aggressive Russia or its surrogates," said Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy."

  • Army seeks to lighten Soldier loads using robots

    Mar 2, 2016

    Soldiers carry out missions while humping over 100 pounds of gear, but could do more if their burden was eased by robotics such as the Squad Maneuver Equipment Transport, said a leader working to modernize Soldier systems.

  • Army wants lighter, better protective equipment for Soldiers

    Mar 2, 2016

    The Army's been focused on lightening the load carried by Soldiers for some time now, in both equipment and protective gear. The effort has benefited male Soldiers in combat units -- and it will benefit the female Soldiers who will join combat units in the future, Army leaders told congressmen.

  • Eating right, reduce the risk of chronic disease

    Mar 1, 2016

    Eating right is an important part of feeling and looking your best. Also, healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools you have to reduce your risk of chronic disease.

  • Soldiers getting junctional tourniquet designed to save lives

    Mar 1, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), a subordinate command within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is fielding a new junctional tourniquet designed to save Warfighters from dying on the battlefield after injuries to the groin or armpit area. Since the devices are one-time-use items, the new junctional tourniquet can be supplied with the bag (NSN with molle bag: 6515-01-646-2617), or separately with the tourniquet on its own (NSN without molle bag: 6515-01-618-7475). Being able to order and field the tourniquet without the bag for those who already have a carrying case will help the Army avoid unnecessary costs and logistical burden.

  • Journey to Army Trials

    Mar 1, 2016

    Fort Bliss, Texas - For Spc. Stephanie Morris, participating at Army Trials 2016 is about more than just competition. It's a way for her to honor her friends and those Soldiers from her unit who died when they were hit by indirect fire in Afghanistan on June 18, 2013.

  • 'Never give up, never quit'

    Feb 29, 2016

    "Don't pity me," retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills told hundreds of Soldiers who came to listen to the 82nd Airborne Division Soldier who lost portions of both arms and legs and nearly his life in Afghanistan four years ago.

  • Four reasons the upcoming NCO town hall matters to Soldiers

    Feb 29, 2016

    The command sergeant major who oversees the training and education for the backbone of America's Army will conduct the service's first live-streamed town hall focusing on noncommissioned officer development March 3 from 5-7 p.m. EST.

  • Soldiers accept out-of-this-world mission aboard space station

    Feb 26, 2016

    Sending Soldiers into space may seem unusual for an Army that conducts a large part of its missions on the ground, but during the next two years NASA's International Space Station will have at least one active duty or retired Army astronaut on board.

  • SMA outlines top Army priorities to lawmakers on Capitol Hill

    Feb 26, 2016

    As the Army draws down to 490K Soldiers, many will be looking for civilian careers, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said the service has "invested heavily" in ensuring they are successful.

  • Task Force Jesup search for lost equipment in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2016

    A joint venture between 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Army Sustainment Command and 401st Army Field Support Brigade that began in March 2014 continues today. The mission, known as Task Force Jesup, centers on establishing an accountability trail for $2.2 billion worth of equipment 'lost' in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2015.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers conquer Basic Mountain Course

    Feb 25, 2016

    Three 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers completed the two-week Basic Mountain Course at the Army Mountain Warfare School on Feb. 18 with the culminating climb at Smugglers' Notch. This final climb, known as the "Mountain Walk," puts all of the skills that students have learned throughout the course into practice.

  • Laser weapons development by 2023

    Feb 25, 2016

    Responding to lawmakers' questions about how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons, Mary J. Miller responded: "I believe we're very close."

  • 'Soldier for Life' continues to serve as 32nd Army under secretary

    Feb 25, 2016

    Patrick J. Murphy, a third-generation veteran and the first Soldier from the Iraq War elected to Congress, was officially sworn in as the 32nd under secretary of the Army in a Pentagon ceremony, Feb. 24.

  • Veterans recall Desert Storm 25 years later

    Feb 24, 2016

    Exactly 25 years ago, Feb. 24-28, 1991, U.S. and coalition ground forces rolled across the desert from Saudi Arabia with the goal of routing Iraqi occupiers out of Kuwait. That mission took just 100 hours.

  • Increased manpower must come with funding

    Feb 24, 2016

    The Army would like to see a few more Soldiers in the ranks, if it were authorized by Congress -- but only if those additional Soldiers are funded to keep them war-ready, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • New mortar system lighten the load for Soldiers

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has received a $4.6 million contract to start a new product line for the 81mm mortar system that will help reduce an infantryman's fatigue and movement time over a cross-country route.

  • Coveted German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, competition on a different level

    Feb 23, 2016

    A total of 86 Servicemembers from the U.S. and nine allied countries serving within the U.S. Army Central area of operations earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Feb. 14.

  • Army takes team titles in wrestling for 15th time

    Feb 23, 2016

    For the 15th straight year now, the Army has dominated the Armed Forces Championships in wrestling, again bringing home team titles last weekend in both Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling.

  • Corps of Engineers launches safety campaign, 'Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourn'

    Feb 23, 2016

    To heighten awareness for the use of life jackets, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently launched a new water safety campaign titled "Life Jackets Worn ... Nobody Mourns."

  • Dyson outlines Army 2017 budget request, chief focus on readiness

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Army budget request for fiscal year 2017 totals a little more than $148 billion and includes a 1.6 percent raise for Soldiers. But this year's budget request, said Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller, was developed with a focus on boosting readiness.

  • Via: Youth must be mentored toward STEM careers now

    Feb 21, 2016

    When's a good time to start mentoring youth for their futures and to get them interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM? Right now, said Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • STEP provides noncommissioned officers roadmap to promotion

    Feb 18, 2016

    "The message is that STEP is important, and if you want to get promoted, you've got to get to school," said Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr.

  • Army scientists begin first MERS vaccine clinical trial

    Feb 18, 2016

    Army scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research started vaccinations yesterday in the first clinical trial to test the safety and immune response in people of a vaccine candidate to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe. Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York. The project is protecting drinking water and also sustaining this rural community.

  • Researchers mitigate Soldier stressors with science

    Feb 16, 2016

    Army researchers are trying to better understand the types of stress Soldiers could encounter in combat that might cause degraded performance. They are also looking into ways to mitigate those stress factors, said Dr. Mike LaFiandra.

  • Soldiers dominate Armed Forces Cross Country

    Feb 16, 2016

    Three Soldiers finished among the top 10 runners in America while leading All-Army to the men's and women's team titles in the 2016 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships on Feb. 6 at Rivers Edge Golf Course in Bend, Oregon.

  • Marathon prep like training for war, says Olympian

    Feb 15, 2016

    "A marathon is like a war," said Maj. Dan Browne, a 2004 U.S. Olympic runner and member of the Oregon Army National Guard. There is a lot of planning, preparation and training, as well as qualifying races to compete in before the marathon. The amount of training is comparable to readying Soldiers for combat.

  • Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment 'Polar Bears' return home from Afghanistan

    Feb 11, 2016

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Approximately 350 Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos" received a warm welcome home during ceremonies held, Feb. 4 and 8 at Magrath Sports Complex after returning from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Lieutenants lead the way in pre-Ranger training

    Feb 11, 2016

    After a week of voluntary sleep deprivation and complete physical exhaustion, 11 Soldiers completed pre-Ranger training here, Feb. 5.

  • Leader perspective: NCOER to define tomorrow's leaders

    Feb 10, 2016

    Since the start of this calendar year, noncommissioned officers across the Army have fallen under a new rating system that's unlike anything they've seen for a generation but will help ensure NCOs exemplify the Army Profession.

  • Team Osan commemorates 65th anniversary of Battle of Bayonet Hill

    Feb 10, 2016

    U.S. and South Korean military officials gathered to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Hill 180, also referred to as the Battle of Bayonet Hill.

  • Cobra Gold participants help build better community

    Feb 10, 2016

    Members of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, U.S. Army and Indonesian National Armed Forces worked together to construct a one-room multi-purpose educational building at Ban Phromnimit, Sakaeo, Thailand, Feb. 2, before the start of Exercise Cobra Gold 2016.

  • Army Reserve offers $25,000 bonus for most warrant officer specialties

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Army Reserve needs more warrant officers, a senior leader told 7th Mission Support Command Soldiers.

  • Unlocking brainpower key to improved Soldier performance, experts say

    Feb 9, 2016

    "Training the brain is really the gateway to improved readiness and performance," Col. Benjamin Solomon said.

  • USO marks 75th anniversary

    Feb 8, 2016

    Talk about the United Services Organization and people think it's some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.

  • Museum volunteer learns lessons in Guard history

    Feb 6, 2016

    The Texas Military Forces Museum celebrates the rich heritage of Guardsmen throughout the Lone Star State. For one new volunteer there, it's also an opportunity to support her college efforts and discover a new world of National Guard history.

  • Army researches military retirees in ongoing weight-loss study

    Feb 5, 2016

    Making healthy New Year's resolutions is easy. Following them is hard. This year for military retirees, however, there's a new option for learning healthier lifestyles.

  • Caps, service members both win at military appreciation night

    Feb 5, 2016

    There are a lot of similarities between the Army and great sports teams like the Washington Capitals, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

  • Shop restores artifacts for field artillery museum's display

    Feb 4, 2016

    Tools, toys and large cannons are the making of a great man cave, and such a lair can be found right on Fort Sill at the artifact restoration shop just behind the Army Field Artillery Museum.

  • WWI memorial design team shares vision

    Feb 3, 2016

    Just a few years out of college, architect-in-training Joseph Weishaar said it is an incredible honor to have been selected to create a national World War I memorial in the nation's capital.

  • Soldiers who vote could impact important issues

    Feb 2, 2016

    The primaries are already underway and the general election will be held Nov. 8, but it's not too late for Soldiers to participate and make their voices heard.

  • The future of wearable tech

    Feb 2, 2016

    Working Soldiers to failure is a costly mistake, and until recently it's been anybody's guess at what temperature and exertion rate a given Soldier would max out. But now, wearable, chest-based sensors (far more accurate and informative than current wrist-worn models) can tell when a Soldier is nearing cardiac and temperature limits--protecting Soldiers, preventing heat casualties and generating data to help predict how Soldiers will perform under new environmental conditions. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Army's Chelimo wins Portland 3K in world-pace time

    Feb 2, 2016

    Spc. Paul Chelimo came from behind to win the 3,000-meter race at the Nike "House of Track" meet in Portland, Oregon, Jan. 22, where his 7:44.68 finish set a record as the fastest 3K this year worldwide.

  • Carter announces 12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

    Feb 1, 2016

    The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Spending time with newborns important, Soldiers say

    Feb 1, 2016

    It's important for mothers and fathers to have time to bond with their infants following birth, said two Soldiers with newborns who are pleased with the Department of Defense policy change that lengthens maternity leave.

  • Application deadline nears for children scholarships

    Jan 29, 2016

    The time remaining to apply for one of the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children, each worth $2,000, is rapidly dwindling, as this year's Feb. 12 deadline approaches.

  • The 2016 Pro Bowl Draft hosted on Wheeler Army Airfield

    Jan 28, 2016

    The 25th Infantry Division in conjunction with U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii, hosted the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft in the hangars of the 25th CAB on Wheeler Army Airfield, Jan. 27. "Since 2011, USAA has been the official military appreciation sponsor of the NFL," stated Maj. Gen. Ret. Jason Kamiya, USAA Senior Vice President of Contact Center and Regional Strategy. "Using that platform we launched the "Salute the Service" Campaign, which brings the NFL to military servicemen and women and vice versa."

  • Ground breaks at Fort Hood for largest renewable energy project in Army

    Jan 28, 2016

    Fort Hood, federal and local officials broke ground here during a ceremony for a massive energy project for the installation, Jan. 28.

  • Winning design announced for World War I Memorial

    Jan 27, 2016

    The United States World War I Centennial Commission Tuesday announced the winning design concept for a new national memorial

  • Simulation center carries Medal of Honor Soldier's legacy forward

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center, named for the Medal of Honor recipient, provides immersive training at Fires Center of Excellence.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Acting secretary of the Army wants to expand, export Fort Hood successes

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Soldiers transition to civilian life and he wants to export those successes to the rest of the force.

  • MWR encourages Soldiers, Families to express their creativity

    Jan 19, 2016

    For some, creating whimsical works of art is as natural as breathing. But for others, the thought of taking pen or brush to canvas can be daunting.

  • Eighth Army pays tribute to civil rights pioneer

    Jan 18, 2016

    The 1st Signal Brigade, Eighth Army hosted an observance at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 14, in honor of civil rights pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

    Jan 13, 2016

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.

  • Army Fee Assistance program for child care moving back to contractor

    Jan 13, 2016

    A program that helps Soldiers with off-post child care expenses will begin transitioning from the Government Services Administration, or GSA, to a contractor, Feb. 22.

  • Family readiness leaders prep for South Korea rotation

    Jan 13, 2016

    Family readiness leaders and volunteers, with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are ramping up to ensure Soldiers and Families are prepared and supported during the brigade's nine-month rotation to South Korea.

  • Arizona Culinary Institute supports Soldier's continuing education

    Jan 12, 2016

    Soldiers are familiar with the emotions that come with a deployment. They put their lives on hold, which includes Family, jobs and school, to serve. Some will do this multiple times in their career.

  • Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

    Jan 12, 2016

    Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.

  • Ordnance Training Detachment furthers Soldier education

    Jan 12, 2016

    The Ordnance Training Detachment, with 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, is leading an initiative to provide Soldiers with more college-level education early on in their military careers.

  • Local youth sees need, helps community

    Jan 11, 2016

    Every day on the drive to school, 15-year-old Tyler Grover passed the Hohenfels Thrift Shop. On multiple occasions, Grover saw quality items left piled outside in all types of weather, potentially ruining them.

  • Colonel's work supports peacekeeping efforts

    Jan 11, 2016

    Army Col. Darius Gallegos has been a lot of things throughout his life: a star athlete, a scholar, a police officer, and currently the only American serving at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units here.

  • US Army holds All-American Bowl in San Antonio

    Jan 11, 2016

    Tens of thousands of people made their way to the Alamodome to watch the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 9.

  • Commissary stores set record for paper, plastic, cardboard recycling

    Jan 11, 2016

    The numbers are in: military commissaries surpassed their fiscal 2015 environmental goals for recycling and diverting waste from landfills.

  • Army Emergency Relief now accepting scholarship applications

    Jan 11, 2016

    Army Emergency Relief has announced the opening of its scholarship application period. Applications will be accepted until May 1.

  • Cadet marshals receive mentoring from top cadet command leadership

    Jan 8, 2016

    During the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 30 Army ROTC cadets from across the country are serving as cadet marshals, providing leadership and examples of being a team player to the athletes and band members performing at the game this week. Today, the cadets received a little mentoring of their own from cadet command leadership at an officer professional development session.

  • Army Golden Knights float to San Antonio for Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2016

    The Army's elite Golden Knights parachute team touched down in in San Antonio outside the Alamodome during their first practice before the 2016 Army All-American Bowl game.

  • Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County.

  • Astronaut application deadline approaching

    Jan 8, 2016

    Are you a Soldier who wants to reach for the stars? It is possible, and the deadline for applications is approaching.

  • All-American Bowl players, mentors get a lesson from Texas kids

    Jan 7, 2016

    Leaders on the field can also be leaders in their communities. That is the key message U.S. Army All-American Bowl Soldier mentors wanted to impart on the high school football athletes visiting the San Antonio-based Boysville, a residential care facility for children, Jan. 5. The players - the nation's young football elite - spent their post-practice afternoon challenging the elementary-aged children on their math skills in a friendly competition.

  • New Army wellness center offers tools for health, wellness, behavioral change

    Jan 7, 2016

    The Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center is now available to community members, providing them with easy access to metabolic assessments, body composition testing, physical fitness assessments, health coaching, biofeedback (stress reduction), general wellness classes, unit briefings and unit assessments.

  • First female West Point commandant of cadets assumes new role

    Jan 5, 2016

    For the first time in its history, the Army has installed a female officer as the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Army Emergency Relief aids bone marrow transplant

    Jan 5, 2016

    Farah Flores was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2015. Her daughter, Bernadette Flores, said her mother had been misdiagnosed many times before, but this time the cancer was confirmed.

  • New Year's bell-tolling ceremony in South Korea

    Jan 4, 2016

    Community leaders, including the Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, rang in the New Year in Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park here at midnight Dec. 31.

  • Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

    Jan 4, 2016

    Another new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?

  • Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video

    Dec 30, 2015

    A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.

  • U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

    Dec 29, 2015

    A career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more than two-and-a-half decades later.

  • Army wrestlers win 12th consecutive national team title

    Dec 28, 2015

    U.S. Army athletes won the team trophy for the 12th consecutive year during the U.S. Senior Nationals/Trials Qualifier in Las Vegas, showing the world they will be strong contenders at the upcoming U.S. Wrestling Olympic team trials.

  • West Point pilot program held on Fort Campbell

    Dec 24, 2015

    Pfc. Deandre Gamble wants to be an officer in the U.S. Army. It turns out that Fort Campbell is the place to speed up that goal.

  • USARCENT uses music to bridge languages, build partnership

    Dec 23, 2015

    An orchestra needs many talented musicians, just like a coalition needs talented Soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen from many nations to forge enduring partnerships and accomplish any mission.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas, garrison team hosts holiday events

    Dec 23, 2015

    Rotisserie chicken, deviled eggs and cheesecake lured Fort Riley garrison employees to the basement of building 407 for the annual holiday potluck, hosted by the Garrison team members.

  • Children graduate from Drug Abuse Resistance Education

    Dec 23, 2015

    Students, parents and teachers gathered in the gymnasium of Ware Elementary Dec. 16 to celebrate the pledge of a lifetime 5th grade students made to themselves and everyone. They pledged to stay drug free.

  • Soldiers excel in 2015 sporting events worldwide

    Dec 22, 2015

    This year was a great one for Army athletes, from the Army Ten-Miler and DOD Warrior Games, to the World Games and Pan Am Games.

  • Veterans Court pilot program to start on Fort Hood

    Dec 22, 2015

    A Veterans Treatment Court, the first of its kind located on a major military installation, was established here by Judge Jeffrey Manske under an agreement between the U.S. Attorney and Chief of Pretrial Services for the Western District of Texas, along with representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dec. 11.

  • Blackhorse Troopers march 38 miles to honor Barstow veterans

    Dec 22, 2015

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on Fort Irwin, California, hosted its 19th Annual Regimental Long Walk, Dec. 14 - 15.

  • Drill sergeant incorporates skills learned in civilian career

    Dec 21, 2015

    How do you picture a drill sergeant? As a stern, totalitarian figure; barking out orders with an unintelligible loud snarl, ready to pounce on your every misstep?

  • Fort Hood bikers bring vets holiday cheer

    Dec 21, 2015

    More than 60 Soldiers, with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, rode their motorcycles to the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home, in Temple, Texas, Dec. 18, to spend time with veterans.

  • Medical experts look beyond drugs for sleep solutions

    Dec 21, 2015

    One in 20 active-duty Soldiers are on sleep medications, according to the Army Office of the Surgeon General "Health of the Force" report released this month. "These Soldiers are less likely to be medically ready to deploy," the report cautions.

  • Some 'Star Wars' tech inspired by the Army's experiments in mobility

    Dec 21, 2015

    The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the Army's experimental technologies.

  • Soldier grabs first spot in line for Operation Toy Drop

    Dec 17, 2015

    On a cool and crisp early December morning with a hint of the winter to come in the air, hundreds of Soldiers wait patiently in line at Pope Field's Green Ramp, each of them bearing gifts for children they would never meet. Some are zipped up in sleeping bags on the cold concrete. Some are huddled over donated cups of hot coffee. All of them are there for at least one reason: to participate in this year's "Lottery Day."

  • Fort Drum spouse helps build community spirit year-round

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sarah James wears many hats. The wife of combat engineer Sgt. William James, she is a mother of two, an active member of her family readiness group and a children's ministry director at her church. James home schools her children McKayla and Christopher and organizes monthly community brunches at the Crescent Woods Community Center.

  • U.S. Military Academy to host 2016 DoD Warrior Games

    Dec 15, 2015

    The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games will take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, June 14-22, Pentagon officials announced.

  • Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors

    Dec 15, 2015

    A Department of Defense program is helping five U.S. Army noncommissioned officers pursue their dreams to study medicine while continuing to serve on active duty.

  • Multi-gun challenge gives public glimpse of Army training

    Dec 15, 2015

    Families, Soldiers and civilians spent three days learning about Army training while competing in a three-gun competition at Krilling Range during the 2015 Fort Benning Multi-gun Challenge, Dec. 4-6.

  • Young Army team drops first-half lead to Navy

    Dec 14, 2015

    Three fourth-quarter turnovers and a missed field goal put the Army on the short end of Navy again, 21-17, despite early successes by freshman quarterback Chris Carter and junior wide receiver Edgar Poe.