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Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts of possible force reductions
Jun 26, 2014
The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments. Comments will be accepted until August 25.
Department of the Army Headquarters G-3/5/7 Division Chief recognized for Excellence in Big Data
Jun 24, 2014
U.S. Army Lt. Col. (P) William M (Bobby) Saxon, Receives 2014 GOVTek Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) Executive Technology Award
McHugh reduces retirement benefits of convicted general
Jun 20, 2014
Jeffery Sinclair, who currently holds the rank of Brigadier General, will be retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. This is the first time the Army has reduced a retiring general officer by two ranks in a decade.
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.
Army Releases Army Equipment Program in support of President's Budget 2015
Jun 4, 2014
Today, the Army released the Army Equipment Program in support of President's Budget 2015 (AEP PB 15). This document details the Army's Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA) investments in 11 capability portfolio areas; highlights each portfolio's accomplishments over the last two years; and provides the Army's plan for FY 2015 equipment investments.
Army announces force structure actions
Oct 4, 2012
The Department of the Army announced Oct. 4, 2012, the relocation of 61st Chemical Company, 62nd Chemical Company, and Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 23rd Chemical Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to the Republic of Korea.
Army releases 2012 Modernization Plan for Research, Development and Acquisition
Jun 29, 2011
The Army released its Modernization Plan today in support of the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) President's Budget Request for Army Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA) equipment funds.
Under Secretary of the Army Hosts Twilight Tattoo
Jun 3, 2011
Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal saluted Hispanic women leaders serving the nation by hosting the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo June 1st at Fort McNair, D.C.
May 6, 2011 - Commencement Speech - Cameron University
May 17, 2011
Not only are you and thousands of other fellow students around the country about to leave the womb of this protected place, but you are about to play in the larger sandbox of making choices in a global setting in an unsettled environment. This week has been a very telling time for our country. America is a complex nation, large and diverse with great character and yet much harmony.
Audio: Military Strategy Forum: The Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal Under Secretary of the Army
Apr 28, 2011
The Military Strategy Forum is an on-the-record, discussion series organized by CSIS and sponsored by Rolls-Royce North America. The Forum hosts senior Department of Defense and military service leaders who present their insights and vision on the direction of U.S. national security and defense policy. Events are attended by a diverse audience including defense professionals, senior policymakers, corporate executives, selected journalists, and academics.
Business transformation leaders speak at Army finance conference
Jul 6, 2010
The Army's first chief management officer, Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, and the Army Office of Business Transformation acting director, Lt. Gen. Robert Durban, spoke to participants of the first Army Financial Improvement Plan Conference about transforming and improving Army business processes.
Army Releases May Suicide Data
Jun 15, 2010
The Army released suicide data today for the month of May. Among active-duty soldiers, there were nine potential suicides, and all remain under investigation. For April, the Army reported 10 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, four have been confirmed as suicides, and six remain under investigation.
Army Officials to Name Weapon System
Jun 11, 2010
In celebration of the 235th Army Birthday, Army Officials will hold a Weapons System Naming Ceremony Monday, June 14, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the Pentagon at the Hall of Heroes.
Army Officials to Discuss Helmet Recall & Replacement Plan
May 17, 2010
Army officials will discuss the ongoing recall and replacement of the Advanced Combat Helmets May 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pentagon (Room 1E462).
Army Releases April Suicide Data
May 13, 2010
The Army released suicide data today for the month of April.
ARMY TO CONTINUE IRAQ BASE LIFE SUPPORT UNDER LOGCAP III DURING DRAWDOWN
May 5, 2010
After consultations with Commanders in theater and extensive analysis, the U.S. Army has decided to continue base life support (BLS) services in Iraq under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) III, rather than transitioning these services to LOGCAP IV.
Army releases March suicide data
Apr 14, 2010
The Army released suicide data Wednesday for the month of March.
The Third Army's role in the and the buildup in Afghanistan responsible drawdown of Iraq
Apr 2, 2010
Third Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. William G. Webster will provide a media update April 2, 2010, at 10:00 EST in the DoD Press Briefing Room. The topics addressed will be the Third Army's role in the responsible drawdown of Iraq, buildup in Afghanistan and the reset of our Army
Army Releases February Suicide Data
Mar 11, 2010
The Army released suicide data today for the month of February. Among active-duty Soldiers, there were 14 potential suicides: one has been confirmed as suicide, and 13 remain under investigation. For January, the Army reported 12 potential suicides among active-duty Soldiers. Since the release of that report, two have been confirmed as suicides, and ten remain under investigation.
Army Releases January Suicide Data
Feb 17, 2010
Real-World Anthrax Scare Proves Readiness
Jan 28, 2010
The Joint Project Manager Guardian (JPMG) Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear Installation Protection Program (CBRN-IPP), aimed at preparing U.S Military Installation First Responders to respond to chemical and biological threats, was put to the test during a Jan. 6 incident at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon/Hawthorne Army Depot, Nevada, when an employee discovered a white, silt-like substance in an envelope, Pentagon and Army officials said.
JLTV Prototype Builds Underway
Jan 27, 2010
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV Technology Development phase industry teams have begun to build government prototypes, engineering an unprecedented blend of mobility, payload capacity and survivability -- building a light tactical vehicle that will withstand IED attacks, drive quickly through diverse terrain and transport beneath a CH-47 or CH-53 helicopter.
Army bringing high-tech help to Haiti earthquake relief effort
Jan 21, 2010
The Army's PEO-EIS has called upon its technological expertise to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti by setting up a disaster-information Web site, ensuring satellite communications reach damaged areas and making contingency arrangements to deploy additional units if called upon.
Communication technologies could prove to be vital assets in ongoing military operations
Jan 19, 2010
The U.S. Army's Acquisition Executive said communication technologies slated to field in the next several years, such as Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) and Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T), could prove to be vital assets in the ongoing war in Afghanistan -- speaking to an audience of industry and military professionals on Jan. 14 at the ninth annual "Army IT Day" put on by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Northern Virginia.
Army Releases December Suicide Data
Jan 15, 2010
The Army released suicide data today for the month of December. Among active-duty Soldiers, there were ten potential suicides: one has been confirmed as suicide, and nine remain under investigation. For November, the Army reported 11 potential suicides among active-duty Soldiers. Since the release of that report, three have been confirmed as suicides, and eight remain under investigation.
Army "Networking" Force
Jan 14, 2010
The U.S Army plans to buy its first increment of "networked" technologies as a key step toward outfitting the entire force with elements of the former Future Combat Systems (FCS) network, service officials said. Instead of merely focusing on FCS Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) as per the original plan, PEO Integration is in the early stages of a plan to port elements of the network across the Army.
Army Shows Gear at All American Bowl
Jan 14, 2010
Thousands of football fans swarmed the "Army Strong" zone outside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, to view and participate in a wide-ranging display of equipment placed in front of the stadium during the Jan. 9 All American Bowl.
U.S. Army to Fast-Track More Gear to Afghans
Dec 17, 2009
The U.S. Army is preparing to step-up materiel transfers of urgently needed war-fighting gear such as HMMWVs, .50 caliber machine guns, boots, ammunition and other supplies to Afghan forces in light of President Barack Obama's Dec. 1 announcement that he will send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to the country.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff GEN George Casey visits Army equipment displays at the Dec. 12 Army-Navy ga
Dec 17, 2009
U.S. Army Chief of Staff GEN George Casey joined hundreds of football fans at the Dec. 12 Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., who stopped by Army equipment displays outside the stadium showcasing state-of-the-art and next-generation guns, vehicles, UAVs, and robots. "Fans are excited. They like to see what the new technology is," said Thomas Banks, a TACOM engineer who stood by the 33-ton ambush-protected Buffalo vehicle.
Army Releases November Suicide Data
Dec 11, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 11) — The Army released suicide data for the month of November on December 10. Among active-duty Soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides, all of which are pending determination of the manner of death. For October, the Army reported 16 potential suicides among active-duty Soldiers. Since the release of that report, three have been confirmed as suicides, and 13 remain under investigation.
Apache Block III Aircraft Tests New Technology
Dec 11, 2009
Developmental prototypes of the U.S. Army's next-generation Block III Apache Attack helicopter tested emerging technologies which allow pilots to control UAVs and their sensor payloads from the cockpit of the aircraft during a so-called Limited User Test (LUT) in November at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., service officials said.
Army's first female program executive officer begins tenure
Nov 24, 2009
The Army marked a historic milestone on Nov. 20 when Brig. Gen. N. Lee S. Price became its first female program executive officer. Price became leader of the Army's Program Executive Office (PEO) Command, Control and Communications-Tactical during a Change of Charter Ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., presided over by the Army Acquisition Executive, Dean G. Popps, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology who leads 13 PEOs, including PEO C3T. This continues a historic trend, marked notably in July 2008 when the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Gen. Ann Dunwoody as the Army's first female four-star general.
Media Advisory: Army Officials to Discuss Army's Suicide Prevention Efforts
Nov 16, 2009
Army orders probe at Arlington National Cemetery, releases investigation findings
Nov 13, 2009
Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced Friday that he has ordered an investigation into allegations of lost accountability of some graves, poor record keeping and other issues at Arlington National Cemetery.
Army Chief of Staff to visit Master Resilience Training
Nov 13, 2009
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey is scheduled to arrive November 16, 2009 and will be available to speak to media at 9:55 a.m.. All interested media must be on site no later than 9:15 a.m. to register in the William Fontaine room of the Sheraton Philadelphia University Hotel.
Army Releases October Suicide Data
Nov 13, 2009
ARMY MEDIA ADVISORY November 10, 2009 Army conducts Master Resilience Training for Soldiers, Family
Nov 10, 2009
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey will be available to speak to media at 9:55 a.m. November 12. All interested media must be on site no later than 9:30 a.m. to register in the William Fontaine room of the hotel. Soldiers-students attending the course, staff from the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and Faculty from the Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania will be available to answer questions.
DOD ANNOUNCES UNITS FOR AFGHANISTAN ROTATIONS AND DEPLOYMENT
Oct 20, 2009
The Department of Defense announced today major units scheduled to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan. The announcement involves one active duty brigade combat team and one Stryker cavalry regiment, totaling approximately 7,700 personnel, and one National Guard brigade with approximately 3,500 personnel. The scheduled rotation for these forces will begin in the spring of 2010.
ARMY MEDIA ADVISORY
Oct 16, 2009
Army Officials to Discuss Response to GAO Report on Body Armor
Oct 16, 2009
Army Releases September Suicide Data
Oct 8, 2009
The Army today released suicide data for the month of September. Among active-duty Soldiers, there were seven potential suicides. One has been confirmed as a suicide, and six are pending determination of the manner of death. For August, the Army reported 11 potential suicides among active-duty Soldiers. Since the release of that report, four have been confirmed as suicides and seven remain under investigation.
Army Establishes Program Executive Office Integration to Support Modernization
Oct 2, 2009
The Army Acquisition Executive and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Dean G. Popps, announced last week that the Army has established the Program Executive Office (PEO) Integration to support current and future acquisitions programs. This office supports the April 2009 Secretary of Defense intent to cancel Future Combat Systems (FCS) and restructure the program in accordance with guidance by the Defense Acquisition Executive to the Army outlined in the June 2009 Acquisition Decision Memorandum. PEO Integration will oversee several project and product management offices which focus on the Ground Combat Vehicle, the Network, and Brigade Combat Team (BCT) modernization. "It is important for the Army to establish a new PEO," said Mr. Popps. "We are moving forward with efforts to improve our ability to equip Brigade Combat Teams, and to modernize the Army consistent with the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) model. PEO Integration will enable better portfolio management." As part of the Army's transition to a new modernization strategy, this new PEO will enhance the Army's ability to develop and deliver improved Warfighter capabilities needed in current and future contingency operations, such as identifying threats from standoff positions; gathering and disseminating real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information down to the Soldier level; removing Soldiers from potential danger by using unmanned systems; and providing the BCT with a 40-kilometer precision-strike and all-weather capability. For more information, please contact Maj. Jimmie Cummings, Army Public Affairs at (703)-697-7591.
Senior Army Leadership Participation in Q & A Sessions during Association of U.S. Army Annual Me
Oct 2, 2009
The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army top the list of senior U.S. Army leadership participating in sixteen 30-minute Q&A sessions during the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies
Oct 1, 2009
Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Army Officials to Discuss Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
Sep 30, 2009
Army leaders participating in the media roundtable will include Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, Director Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 and other Army leaders with recent combat experience.
ARMY MEDIA ADVISORY - Army Officials to Discuss the Resilience of the U.S. Military.
Sep 24, 2009
Army officials will participate in the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) panel "Surviving and Thriving in Harm's Way" at the AEI Center for Defense Studies, Friday, September 25, 2009, 0900-1230.
Army Officials to Discuss Camouflage Uniform Patterns
Sep 15, 2009
Army officials will discuss on-going evaluations of various camouflage patterns Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pentagon (Room 1E462). Army leaders participating in the media roundtable will include Brig. Gen. Peter N. Fuller, Program Executive Officer Soldier, and other Army leaders with recent combat experience. For more information (or for media without Pentagon building passes wishing to attend), please call Maj. Jimmie Cummings, Army Public Affairs, 703-697-7591.
Army Releases August Suicide Data
Sep 10, 2009
Army announces new Afghanistan troop rotation
Sep 3, 2009
The Department of the Army announced today the extension of a division headquarters and a combat aviation brigade in Afghanistan, as well as the future deployment of a division headquarters with recent Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) experience. These moves are part of an initiative to place units on a habitual rotation to take advantage of their knowledge of the complex environment to which they are returning and to increase deployment stability. We will seek to better align the rotation of units and their headquarters for force cohesion.
COMPREHENSIVE SOLDIER FITNESS ARMY MEDIA ADVISORY August 19, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
An update on the Army's initiative to create the CSF program that will develop and institute a holistic, resilience-building program for Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians, and also educate about resilience and post traumatic growth.
Army Releases July Suicide Data
Aug 13, 2009
The Army released suicide data for the month of July today. Among active duty Soldiers, there were eight potential suicides in July. In June, the Army reported no confirmed suicides and nine potential suicides among active duty Soldiers. Since the June report, four of the nine potential suicides have been confirmed as suicides, and five remain under investigation.
Army Completes Staff Sgt. Maseth Death Investigation
Aug 7, 2009
Army National Guard Units Prepare for 2010 Rotation in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Jul 28, 2009
The Department of the Army has confirmed the Department of Defense's announcement for the next rotation of major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The announcement involves a National Guard division headquarters and a fires brigade, with a combined total of approximately 3,600 personnel.
Army Prepares for Next Rotations in OIF
Jul 14, 2009
The Department of the Army confirmed today, the Department of Defense announcement for the next rotation of major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The announcement involves three division headquarters and eight brigade combat teams comprising approximately 30,000 people. The deployment window for these units will begin in the fall and continue into early 2010.
Army Prepares for Next Rotations in OEF
Jul 14, 2009
The Department of the Army confirmed today, July 14, the Department of Defense's announcement for the next rotation of major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The announcement involves two brigade combat teams consisting of approximately 7,500 people. These units will replace redeploying units, with no change in force strength. The deployment window for these units will begin in the fall and continue into early 2010.
Army Releases June Suicide Data
Jul 9, 2009
The Army released suicide data for the month of June today. Among active-duty Soldiers there were no confirmed suicides and nine potential suicides. In May, the Army reported one confirmed suicide and 16 potential suicides among active-duty Soldiers. Since that time, seven have been confirmed and nine remain under investigation.
Privatization of U.S. Army Lodging to Raise Quality of Life for Soldiers on the Move
Jun 15, 2009
The U.S. Army today announced that it will transfer the first 10 installations under the Army's Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program on August 15, 2009. The transfer is a reinforcement of the U.S. Army's commitment to improving its transient lodging to enhance the quality of life of soldiers and their families.
Army's New Ground Combat Vehicle Development Underway
Jun 11, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC (June 11, 2009) - The Army announced today Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli will host a workshop June 15, 2009 to bring together knowledgeable individuals to offer information and opinions on a way ahead for the Army to develop a new ground combat vehicle. The Army is moving aggressively toward developing a new ground combat vehicle as part of its modernization.
Army Releases May Suicide Data
Jun 11, 2009
WASINGTON, DC (June 11, 2009) - The Army released suicide data for the month of May today, reporting one confirmed suicide and 16 potential suicides among active duty soldiers.
Army Investigates Misconduct Allegations
May 29, 2009
The Army's Criminal Investigation Command and Multi-National Force - Iraq are investigating allegations of serious misconduct involving members of the 266th Military Police Company, Virginia Army National Guard, which allegedly took place during the unit's pre-deployment mobilization training at Fort Dix, N.J., in fall 2008.
The Army's Budget Request - Fiscal 2010
May 7, 2009
Today, the Army announced the details of its proposed budget request for fiscal (FY) 2010. The FY 2010 budget request is $142.1 billion. In addition, the Army requests $83.1billion in FY2010 to support ongoing Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).
Army Releases April Suicide Data
May 7, 2009
Army Awards First Recovery Act Contract For Wounded Warrior Complex
May 1, 2009
The Army today awarded its first contract for a project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The $33.2 million contract is part of the first phase of a $57 million complex for recuperating injured Soldiers and their families at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas
Army Launches Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, And Suicide Prevention Campaign
Apr 24, 2009
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli recently signed the Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention. This comprehensive plan mandates unprecedented changes in Army doctrine, policy, and resource allocation, and provides immediate guidance to commanders to address the problem of suicides.
Army Names New Senior Energy Executive
Apr 16, 2009
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Environment) Keith Eastin announced today the appointment of Jerry Hansen as the Army's Senior Energy Executive.
Army Wounded Warrior Program marks 5 years of support to severely wounded Soldiers, their families
Apr 13, 2009
WASHINGTON Aca,!" Just over 4,000 severely wounded Soldiers from the Global War on Terrorism and their families rely on the long-term support of their own Advocate. Someone who understands their needs, addresses their concerns, and supports their goals for as long as it takes.
Army Releases March Suicide Data
Apr 10, 2009
Army Releases March Suicide Data
Force Structure Actions at Fort Hood and other installations
Apr 3, 2009
The Department of the Army announced today planned force structure changes that support the Army's transformation requirements. By June 1, 2010, the Army will relocate the following units to Fort Hood, Texas
Army Brigade Deployment Changed
Apr 3, 2009
The Department of the Army confirmed details today of the Department of Defense's announcement to deploy the 4th Brigade (Fury from the Sky), 82nd Airborne Division Infantry Brigade Combat Team in late summer 2009 to Afghanistan, instead of Iraq as previously scheduled. The transfer of this unit from its scheduled deployment from Iraq to Afghanistan is based on recommendations by commanders on the ground in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Army Announces Plan to Reduce Stop-Loss; Payments to begin soon
Mar 18, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Army announced today that Soldiers affected by "Stop-Loss" will begin receiving $500 per month soon, and the Total Army will gradually reduce the number of those affected by the program that involuntarily extends Soldiers beyond the end of their enlistment or retirement dates in units deploying to combat areas.
Army Contacts Soldiers About Potential Information Release
Mar 10, 2009
The Army recently discovered a potential penetration of Soldier information that occurred on a password-protected, secure web-based database of almost 1600 Soldiers. As a cautionary measure, the Army is notifying those affected Soldiers via email or letter.
Army releases February suicide data; updates prevention efforts
Mar 5, 2009
The Army today released suicide data for February and provided an update on its Suicide Prevention program, reporting that two Soldiers committed suicide in February, and 16 cases of death are pending a determination.
Military Saves Week Kicks Off Year Long Campaign
Feb 26, 2009
Military Saves Week, taking place right now from February 23 through March 1st, 2009, kicks off a year-long campaign titled Military Saves '09. The purpose of this program is to encourage Soldiers to save more money, and establish 'emergency funds' to protect their families while they are mobilized. With the cooperation of the savings organization Military Saves, the Department of Defense, and the Army's Family Morale Welfare Recreation Command (FMWRC) will promote quarterly themes that will cover Saving and Investment, Youth Military Savings programs, debt reduction, and saving for retirement.
Combined Arms Center Leading Army Force Modernization Efforts
Feb 9, 2009
The Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 recently designated the Commander, United States Army Combined Arms Center (CAC), as the Army's Force Modernization (FORCEMOD) Proponent to perform all doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) functions associated with both Stability Operations (SO) and Security Force Assistance (SFA) as required by Army Regulation 5-22.
Army Addresses Critical Concerns with Defense Inspector General Body Armor Audit
Jan 29, 2009
The Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG) report on Body Armor identified a range of issues involving Army testing processes and documentation dating back to 2007. By and large, the Army agrees with the DOD IG report and commends the IGAca,!a,,cs office for its thorough and constructive evaluation of Army testing procedures.
Army completes recruiter suicide investigation
Jan 21, 2009
The U.S. Army concluded a two and a half month investigation into the suicides of four Soldiers assigned to the Houston Recruiting Battalion. Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commander, U.S. Army Accessions Command, directed Brig. Gen. Frank D. Turner III, deputy commanding general and chief of staff for the U.S. Army Accessions Command, to investigate the unit that experienced the four suicides that occurred between January 2005 and September 2008.
Army Infantry Brigade announced for Afghanistan 2009 deployment
Jan 16, 2009
The Department of the Army affirmed today the Department of Defense's announcement of the deployment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based in Fort Richardson, Alaska, as part of the next rotation of forces in Afghanistan. This announcement involves approximately 3,500 service members. Their deployment is scheduled to begin in February 2009.
Army Launches "Year of the NCO" Observance
Jan 13, 2009
With more than 200 years of service, the U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer Corps has distinguished itself as the world's most accomplished group of military professionals. In recognition of AmericaAca,!a,,cs sergeantsAca,!a,,c commitment to service and willingness to make great sacrifices on behalf of our Nation, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren established 2009 as "The Year of the NCO."
Army announces historic electric vehicle lease
Jan 12, 2009
In what is the single largest acquisition of its kind ever, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced today that the Army plans to lease thousands of neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs).
Army announces $1.3 billion housing agreement in Korea
Jan 8, 2009
The Department of the Army has reached agreement on terms of the largest single military housing project since World War II. The $1.3 billion project will provide 2400 units of family housing at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, Republic of Korea. Humphreys Family Communities LLC, will construct, own, provide equity, and issue debt for the project.
Army issues apology for letter error
Jan 7, 2009
The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., is sending a personal letter to 7,000 families who received improperly addressed correspondence from the Army.
Army Aviation Brigade announced for deployment
Dec 22, 2008
The Department of the Army confirmed today the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement of the deployment of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, from Ft. Bragg, N.C. The brigade will deploy approximately 2,800 soldiers to Afghanistan in the spring of 2009 to provide a variety of air, weapons and logistical support capabilities for the International Security Assistance Force.
Army broadens Arlington Military funeral honors for KIA Soldiers
Dec 15, 2008
A new Army policy will allow all Soldiers killed in action who are being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery to receive full military funeral honors with additional elements, to include a caisson, band, colors team and an escort platoon.
Army Announces Modeling and Simulation Awards Winners
Dec 10, 2008
The Department of the Army announced Dec. 5 that 14 winners have been selected for the annual Department of the Army Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Awards.
Army Debuts Second Life Island, Virtually
Dec 10, 2008
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will begin hosting two islands on the Second Life virtual platform in January 2009 in a continuing effort to engage audiences through new media.
Army Residential Communities Initiative Wins 2008 President's Quality Award
Dec 10, 2008
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently named The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Residential Communities Initiative program as one of four winners for the 2008 PresidentAca,!a,,cs Quality Award. The Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) is being honored for its innovative and exemplary performance in the area of Competitive Sourcing.
Army CID Lookout: Warning to Online Holiday Shoppers
Dec 10, 2008
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation CommandAca,!a,,cs Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help Soldiers, family members and Army civilians stay safe while shopping online this holiday season.
Army CID Unit, Special Agents recognized for excellence
Dec 10, 2008
Two specialized units from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation CommandAca,!a,,cs 701st Military Police Group (CID) recently received top awards for their investigative and community efforts, both nationally and internationally and at the highest levels of law enforcement.
Scheduled Execution of Pvt. Ronald A. Gray Stayed
Dec 8, 2008
The United States District Court for the District of Kansas issued an order on Wednesday, Nov. 26, directing a stay in the execution of Pvt. Ronald A. Gray. Pvt. Gray, which was scheduled to be Dec. 10 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind.
Army implements compliance and accountability program
Dec 2, 2008
The Department of Defense approved the ArmyAca,!a,,cs recommendation today, Dec. 2, to permanently disestablish the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) operations at a laboratory located on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Campus, and transfer those activities to other laboratories. These operations were suspended in April 2008 by the Army Surgeon General to place emphasis on safety, accountability and training.
Army Announces Force Structure Action for Fort Bliss
Nov 20, 2008
The Department of the Army announced today, Nov. 20, the planned activations of the 4th Finance Company, the 16th Public Affairs Detachment and the 4th Air Defense Artillery Battery at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Army Schedules Date for Execution of Pvt. Ronald A. Gray
Nov 20, 2008
The U.S. Army has scheduled the execution of Pvt. Ronald A. Gray for Dec. 10, 2008, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind.
Army Announces Korea's 1-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion re-stations to Fort Carson prior to
Nov 17, 2008
The Department of the Army announced today, Nov. 17, the re-stationing of 1-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB) and associated Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM) structure from the Republic of Korea to Fort Carson, Colo., in March 2009. This restationing will allow the Apache helicopter battalion to conduct necessary training and equipping prior to deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Fall of 2009. US Army aviation assets are critical to Coalition forces in Iraq and protect and support troops currently in contact with the enemy. The total number of equipment and military personnel associated with this realignment is 24 Apache helicopters and approximately 500 Soldiers.
Army 2007 Sustainability Report released
Nov 14, 2008
Today, Nov. 14, Army officials released the ServiceAca,!a,,cs first Annual Sustainability Report highlighting environmental achievements and milestones supporting the ArmyAca,!a,,cs sustainability concept and goals. The purpose of an annual sustainability report is to inform and engage primary stakeholders, partners, the American people, and other interested parties on the ArmyAca,!a,,cs progress to embody the principles of sustainability in operations, installations, systems and community engagements.
U.S. Army Extends "Army Strong" Campaign with New Advertising
Nov 13, 2008
The United States Army extended its Aca,!A"Army StrongAca,!A? campaign with four new national advertising spots that started rolling out on Veterans Day Nov. 11. The new advertising will further define the unique personal development opportunities gained from serving our Nation as a Soldier under the Aca,!A"Strength Like No OtherAca,!A? theme.
Army spotlights Warrior Care during November
Nov 7, 2008
The U.S. Army will highlight the care and range of support available to the serviceAca,!a,,cs wounded injured and ill Soldiers and their Families throughout the month of November and recognize the dedicated health care professionals who are part of Army medicine. November has been designated Warrior Care MonthAca,!A? by Secretary of Defense Robert F. Gates. The Army is committed to meeting the care and healing needs of Wounded Warriors and their Families. From the medic on the battlefield through the medical treatment facilities, to the Warrior Transition Units, to the Soldier and Family Assistance Center now open across the United States and Europe, the Army is offering programs and support for AmericaAca,!a,,cs recent veterans.
Army Awards Three Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Technology Development Phase Contracts
Oct 29, 2008
The U.S. Army announced Oct. 29 the selection of three technology development contracts for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family of vehicles. As the central component of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs and Marine CorpsAca,!a,,c tactical wheeled vehicle strategy, JLTV will provide balance of performance, payload, and protection with increased transportability and expeditionary mobility over current tactical vehicle systems.
U.S. Army, National Institute of Mental Health partner to reduce suicides in the Army
Oct 23, 2008
In a signing ceremony Oct. 23 at the Pentagon, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., and Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, signed a Memorandum of Agreement to conduct research to help the Army prevent suicides.
Army Directs Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Program Contract Be Terminated for Government's Co
Oct 16, 2008
Today, Oct. 16, the Department of Defense notified the Congress and the contractor, Bell Helicopter, that it will not certify the U.S. Army Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) program for continuation. As a result the Army Acquisition Executive Office for Aviation is directing that the programAca,!a,,cs contract be terminated completely for the convenience of the government.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation Recognizes Army Safety Achievements
Oct 15, 2008
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently recognized the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for outstanding contributions toward motorcycle safety. Motorcycle Safety Foundation President Tim Buche said the awards are one way to recognize those Aca,!A"dedicated, hard-working and often unsung championsAca,!A? of rider education and training. Aca,!A"Whether the award recognizes an individual or an organization, behind it all youAca,!a,,cll find people devoted to the common goal of motorcyclist safety,Aca,!A? he said.