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  • 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.

  • Army Exceed Recruiting Goal for Fiscal Year 2008

    Oct 10, 2008

    The Army announced Oct. 10 it exceeded its Fiscal Year 2008 goal by recruiting more than 169,500 men and women in all Army components.

  • Army To Recognize Quality of Life Achievement

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army will present eight Quality of Life Awards Oct. 7 at the 2008 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The awards will be presented during a 20-minute ceremony at the end of the second of three Family Forums, Aca,!A"Strengthening Soldiers and Families Through Community Partnership.Aca,!A?

  • Army Announces Force Structure Actions for Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Oct 6, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced Sept. 24 the 4th Psychological Operations Group, 1st Psychological Operations Battalion (Bn), 3d Psychological Operations Bn, 5th Psychological Operations Bn, 6th Psychological Operations Bn, 8th Psychological Operations Bn and the 9th Psychological Operations Bn will convert to a modular design at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. These actions will result in an increase of 938 military and zero civilian authorizations at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. All stationing actions will be completed by March 16, 2010.

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace, unveiled new Army doctrine today, Oct. 6, at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army in Washington. The new stability operations manual, Field Manual 3-07, puts stability operations into doctrine after it was recently introduced in FM 3-0, Operations, where its importance was elevated to the same level as offensive and defensive operations.

  • Army Launches New Energy Initiatives, Test Projects at Posts

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army recently established a Senior Energy Council to serve as a board of directors focusing on Army energy policy, programs and funding to leverage the ArmyAca,!a,,cs nationwide energy-conservation efforts. The secretary also announced five major energy projects as part of the councilAca,!a,,cs initial work. These projects are in addition to ongoing efforts like the solar projects at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Fort Carson, Colo.; large-scale energy-management programs at Fort Hood, Texas; ambitious recycling programs at Fort Bragg, N.C., new photo voltaic equipped housing at Fort Shafter, Hawaii; and high-tech energy conservation projects at Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Army Announces Changes to Forces at White Sands Missile Range, Fort Riley

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced today, Oct. 1, a force-structure change for White Sands Missile Range, N.M, and Fort Riley, Kan. These actions represent an increase of 719 military authorizations with no change to present civilian authorizations at White Sands Missile Range, and a decrease of 175 military authorizations at Fort Riley. These stationing actions will be completed by Oct, 14, 2012.

  • Army Announces Changes to Forces at White Sands Missile Range, Fort Riley

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced today, Oct. 1, a force-structure change for White Sands Missile Range, N.M, and Fort Riley, Kan. These actions represent an increase of 719 military authorizations with no change to present civilian authorizations at White Sands Missile Range, and a decrease of 175 military authorizations at Fort Riley. These stationing actions will be completed by Oct, 14, 2012.

  • Army prepares for 2009 rotations in Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Sep 30, 2008

    The Department of the Army confirmed today the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement for the next rotation of major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The announcement involves a corps headquarters, a division headquarters, and seven brigade combat teams consisting of approximately 22,000 people. The deployment window for these units will begin this winter and continue into summer 2009.

  • Army Selects Virginia Location for BRAC 133 Personnel

    Sep 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced today, Sept. 29, that the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., will be the future home of the 6,400 personnel associated with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, Recommendation #133.

  • Army Honors Gold Star Mothers' Sacrifices

    Sep 26, 2008

    President Bush this week proclaimed Sept. 28, 2008, Gold Star MotherAca,!a,,cs Day, and Army leaders are reminding the Army Family of these inspirational mothers, their patriotic service and their sacrifices both for the recognition day, upcoming events in October and throughout the year.

  • Army Announces Force Structure Actions for Fort Polk, La.

    Sep 25, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced today, Sept. 25, the planned activations at Fort Polk, La., of the Headquarters, 162nd Infantry Brigade; 1st Battalion, 353d Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 353d Regiment; 3d Battalion, 353d Regiment; 4th Battalion, 353d Regiment; 5th Battalion, 353d Regiment; and, the 6th Battalion, 353d Regiment.

  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program Fires First Round From a Fully Automated Cannon

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program successfully fired the first artillery projectile from the Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Prototype Sept. 22 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.,. The NLOS-C, which has the ability to rapidly deliver precision munitions in both urban and conventional battle space and is the lead prototype in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs family of eight FCS Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs)

  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program Fires First Round From a Fully Automated Cannon

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program successfully fired the first artillery projectile from the Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Prototype Sept. 22 at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz.,. The NLOS-C, which has the ability to rapidly deliver precision munitions in both urban and conventional battle space and is the lead prototype in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs family of eight FCS Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs)

  • Forbes Ranks West Point Sixth Best College in Nation

    Sep 24, 2008

    A report released Aug.14 by Forbes.com on America's Best Colleges ranked West Point, the U.S. Military Academy, the sixth best in American colleges on the quality of the education the Academy provides and how much its students achieve.

  • Army Brigade Deployment Changed to Afghanistan in Early 2009

    Sep 15, 2008

    The Department of the Army confirmed details today of the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement to deploy the 3rd Brigade (Spartans), 10th Mountain Division to Afghanistan instead of Iraq as previously scheduled. This decision is based on updated unit requirements in United States Central Command area of operations. The Fort Drum based unit deploys in January 2009 following 18 months of dwell time.

  • Cooperative Spirit international exercise continues through Oct. 10 in Germany

    Sep 15, 2008

    Cooperative Spirit 2008 (CS08) is an American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand (ABCA) ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program Combat Training Center (CTC) rotation to validate and test interoperability solutions developed by the ABCA ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program. During CS08 from Sept. 11 to Oct. 10, units from the American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Armies will work as a coalition under an American Brigade Headquarters (HQ) in a force on force land operation.

  • Army Secretary demands culture change, launches campaign on sexual assault and sexual harassment, co

    Sep 8, 2008

    The Army is conducting a Sexual Assault Prevention and Risk Reduction training summit Sept. 9-12 in Alexandria, Va., to introduce senior leaders and their sexual assault prevention program managers to a new campaign to prevent sexual assaults and sexual harassment and make the ArmyAca,!a,,cs program the national model for prevention.

  • Army Observes National Suicide Prevention Week: Reinforces Theme of "Shoulder to Shoulder - No

    Sep 4, 2008

    In conjunction with its observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13, and the National Guard and Army ReserveAca,!a,,cs month-long observation, Sept. 6 Aca,!" Oct. 5, the Army is promoting the need for leaders at all levels to be more proactive and take greater responsibility to prevent suicides through increased training, intervention and access to behavioral health resources.

  • Army announces critical language incentive-pay program

    Aug 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced Aug. 13 a financial incentive pilot program for recruiting new college Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets who take courses in critical foreign languages, such as Arabic, Persian-Farsi, and Chinese-Mandarin, as well as commit to entering the regular Army, the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard as a commissioned officer.

  • Army Completes Chemical Stockpile Neutralization at Newport Chemical Depot

    Aug 11, 2008

    The United States Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) completed neutralization Aug. 11 of the chemical weapons stockpile of nerve agent VX at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (NECDF), located at Newport Chemical Depot, Ind. This achievement brings the United States one step closer to safely destroying the national stockpile of chemical weapons.

  • Army to open preparatory school for prospective Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will open the Army Preparatory School Aug. 4 at Fort Jackson, S.C., to give qualifying young men and women an opportunity to earn their General Educational Development (GED) credentials before they begin Basic Combat Training (BCT).

  • Peter Kunkel Now Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller)

    Jul 31, 2008

    Mr. Peter E. Kunkel became the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) July 24. Kunkel will direct and manage all financial management activities and operations in the Army, and he will continue to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller, where he has served since 2007.

  • Army Announces Summit to Map Path Ahead for Sexual Assault Prevention Program

    Jul 30, 2008

    The Army announced today, July 30, a summit planned for Sept. 8-12 in Alexandria, Va., to help train its personnel who manage the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program. The summit will refocus the overall direction of the program centered on sexual assault prevention, risk reduction, and fellow Soldier intervention.

  • Nelson Ford becomes 29th Under Secretary of the Army

    Jul 30, 2008

    Mr. Nelson M. Ford became the 29th Under Secretary of the Army July 24, following being appointed by President George W. Bush and his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. As the Army's number two civilian leader, Ford serves as deputy and senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army.

  • CID warns: beware of E-mail scams

    Jul 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the Army community to beware of foreign scams or advanced fee fraud, using unsolicited faxes, email or letters to obtain money or personal information. CID also wants to make the public aware of the criminal implications for Army personnel who actively facilitate these schemes.

  • Senate Confirms Dunwoody July 23 for 4th Star

    Jul 25, 2008

    The U.S. Senate confirmed July 23 the historic nomination of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody for promotion to general and assignment, later this Fall, as Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command. Dunwoody is the first woman in the U.S. Armed Forces to attain the rank of four-star general.

  • 35 Years as an All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • Military Child Education Agreement Eases Student Moves in 10 States

    Jul 24, 2008

    Delaware, nicknamed Aca,!A"The First State,Aca,!A? became the crucial 10th state to sign the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children July 17 when Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed into law legislation to assist military children as their military parents move to new duty assignments. Adoption of the compact in 10 states was needed to make it operational.

  • "Gifts to Army" Web Site Launches July 21

    Jul 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army launched a new web site today, July 21, called Aca,!A"Gifts to ArmyAca,!A? which is an online resource developed to streamline and process gifts that American citizens and organizations contribute to benefit Soldiers and their Families.

  • Army mental health programs continue building on care for Soldiers, Families

    Jul 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army is reminding Soldiers and their Families of the many available mental health and well-being programs to assist them with stress during the traditionally busy Summer months, when Soldiers and their Families often move from one duty assignment to the next in addition to many wartime stresses.

  • Army Successfully Launches Future Combat System Missile

    Jul 17, 2008

    The Army completed two successful tests July 14 of its Non Line-of-Sight-Launch SystemAca,!a,,cs (NLOS-LS) precision attack missile at White Sand Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army lengthens family time with newborns, newly adopted

    Jul 17, 2008

    The Army announced today, July 16, a policy change that will lengthen the current deployment deferment period to six months for military mothers of newborns and certain military parents adopting a child.

  • Army announces new RCI partner at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced that Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC will replace American Eagle Communities Midwest as its partner with Leonard Wood Family Communities, LLC (LWFC). The partnership is part of the Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) Family Housing Privatization Project at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Design of the National Museum of the U.S. army goes to New York company

    Jul 16, 2008

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers New England District identified Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP of New York, NY (SOM) as the highest qualified firm for possible design of the National Museum of the United States Army. The U.S. Army now will proceed to negotiate with SOM prior to moving forward to contract award.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers train their comrades from Republic of Georgia in force protection techniqu

    Jul 14, 2008

    TBILISI, Republic of Georgia (July 14, 2008) -- U.S. and Georgian forces came together here July 7 to conduct force protection training in preparation for the upcoming exercise Immediate Response 2008. Soldiers from U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 18th Military Police Brigade and 21st Theater Sustainment Command and Georgian Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade continued to develop and strengthen their relationships as they learned how to conduct personnel and vehicle searches at an entrance control point.

  • Missing Soldiers To Be Returned Home

    Jul 11, 2008

    The Department of Defense today announced the deaths of two soldiers previously listed as "Missing-Captured" while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Faces Critical Cost Growth

    Jul 9, 2008

    The U.S. Army notified Congress July 9 of a Nunn-McCurdy breach with the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program. The prime contractor for this program is Bell-Textron. The Army sent July 3 a critical program deviation report to the Under Secretary Of Defense Aca,!" Acquisition, Technology And Logistics (USD(AT&L)), satisfying the statutory requirement to provide notification of critical military-acquisition program deviations. Neither the program nor the contract is terminated by this breach.

  • Army Revises, Streamlines Wounded Care

    Jul 3, 2008

    To preserve primary focus on wounded and severely injured Soldiers, the Army moved today, July 3, to increase staffing of its Warrior Transition Units, streamline the disability evaluation process, and revise WTU admission criteria to reflect a priority on Soldiers requiring intensive case management.

  • Air Force, Army leaders discuss new UAS concept of operations

    Jul 2, 2008

    Army and Air Force leaders met Monday, June 30, at Langley Air Force Base, Va., to discuss the way ahead for developing a new joint unmanned aerial system (UAS) concept of operations (CONOPS) for maximizing the contributions these systems can provide to joint forces in the field.

  • Army activates network warfare unit

    Jul 2, 2008

    A new chapter for the Army began this morning, July 2, when the Army Network Warfare Battalion (Provisional) was activated during a ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

  • Army Prepares for Next Rotations in Iraq

    Jun 30, 2008

    The Department of the Army confirmed today, June 30, the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement for the next rotation of four brigade combat teams consisting of approximately 18, 000 personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The deployment window for these units will begin in the early months of 2009.

  • Army to Accelerate Future Combat Systems (FCS) Deliveries to Infantry Brigade Combat Teams

    Jun 26, 2008

    The Army announced today, June 26, that it is accelerating the delivery of key cutting-edge Future Combat Systems (FCS) capabilities to Soldiers in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs infantry brigade combat teams, known as IBCTs.

  • Fort Bragg earns White House Closing the Circle Award

    Jun 26, 2008

    Fort Bragg distinguished itself as a frontrunner in Army sustainability by receiving a 2008 White House Closing the Circle Award during a ceremony at the White House recently.

  • Lt. Gen. Dunwoody nominated to receive 4th star

    Jun 23, 2008

    The Defense Department announced today, June 23, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody is nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general.

  • Four Picatinny Development Teams Receive 2007 Army Greatest Inventions Awards

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Army honored four Picatinny weapons-development teams by presenting each a highly coveted top 10 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for 2007 in Arlington, Va. June 12.

  • U.S. Army completes production of first non-line-of-sight cannon prototype

    Jun 10, 2008

    The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program successfully completed full prototype integration of the first FCS Manned Ground Vehicle (MGV) Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C). The Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon, which has the ability to rapidly deliver precision munitions in both urban and conventional battlespace is the lead prototype in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs family of eight FCS Manned Ground Vehicles.

  • Army Upgrades Unclassified AKO Portal

    Jun 5, 2008

    This article provides information to the reader on recent upgrades to the AKO unclassified portal. This, along with upgrades to the classified portal and the implementation of AKO Forward, is paving the way to Defense-wide network cetricity (DKO).

  • Anniston Demilitarizes Last VX Projectile

    May 30, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. (May 24) Aca,!" All 139,581 nerve agent VX-filled artillery shells that had been stored here for decades have now been demilitarized at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.

  • Army awards excellence in logistics

    May 30, 2008

    The Army Chief of Staff is honoring 85 outstanding Army units, who excel in supply, maintenance and deployment logistics, through the Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA). The awards are going to units from the U.S., Korea, Japan, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Puerto Rico.

  • McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Founder's Day

    May 29, 2008

    Photo and long cutline.

  • Army Announces Aberdeen Proving Ground Housing Partner

    May 22, 2008

    The Army announced May 20 its selection of Picerne Military Housing to develop the Community Development and Management Plan for Aberdeen Proving Ground, as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Residential Communities Initiative Program. Under the RCI Program, the Army will privatize family housing at 45 installations, to include over 88,000 family housing units located throughout the United States.

  • Vermont Army National Guard Brigade Alerted To Deploy In 2010 for Afghanistan

    May 19, 2008

    The Department of the Army joined the Department of Defense in announcing May 19 the alert of the 86th Brigade Combat Team, Vermont Army National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to continue training of the Afghan National Security Forces in Afghanistan.

  • Four National Guard brigades alerted for 2009 Iraq Operations

    May 19, 2008

    The Department of the Army today joined the Department of Defense in announcing May 19 the alert of four Army National Guard Brigade Combat Teams for planned rotations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Army Prepares for Fall 2008 Active-duty Rotations in Iraq

    May 19, 2008

    The Department of the Army confirmed today, May 19, the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs announcement for the next rotation of one division headquarters and seven brigade combat teams consisting of approximately 25,000 personnel in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The deployment window for these units will begin in late Fall 2008 and continue until the end of the year.

  • U.S. Army Among Urban Land Institute's Top 10 Winners

    May 13, 2008

    Ten outstanding developments from North America Aca,!" including the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) -- have been selected as winners of the Urban Land Institute's Awards for Excellence: The Americas Competition is widely recognized as the land use industryAca,!a,,cs most prestigious recognition program.

  • Army Promotes May's Mental Heath Month Awareness

    May 6, 2008

    The Army is joining in promoting mental health during May, which is celebrated as Mental Health Month under the sponsorship of Mental Health America, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association. The theme for 2008 is Aca,!A"Get Connected,Aca,!A? emphasizing the valuable support people gain by connections with family, friends, community and mental health professionals.

  • Military Spouse Day - May 9, 2008: Proclamation by President of United States of America

    May 6, 2008

    The following information was released by the White House May 5 for the upcoming May 9 Military Spouse Day: Military spouses embody the courage, nobility of duty, and love of country that inspire every American. On Military Spouse Day, we pay tribute to the husbands and wives who support their spouses in America's Armed Forces during times of war and peace.

  • Natick pays tribute to Medal of Honor heroes

    Apr 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC) conducted a memorialization ceremony April 19 at Soldier Systems Center (Natick), Mass., renaming streets and buildings after 32 Medal of Honor recipients and two distinguished service members (who served before the medal was in existence) affiliated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to receive Baldrige Award for performance excellence

    Apr 28, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., officially will be awarded April 23 the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C.

  • Army Focuses on Community Support for Soldiers, Families with New Covenant

    Apr 28, 2008

    The U.S. Army kicks off nationwide the Army Community Covenant April 17, a new campaign formalizing community support for Soldiers and their Families. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston will participate in the first Army Community Covenant signing ceremony in Columbus, Ga., today with members of the Fort Benning community.

  • LOGCAP IV logistics contract awarded through full and open competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced today, April 17, the selection of three companies on a full and open competition basis that will augment essential logistics support services to military forces in the field. The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP, uses private sector contractors to provide a broad range of logistics and support services to U.S. and allied forces during combat, such as those missions now under way in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to other contingency, peacekeeping, humanitarian and training operations.

  • LOGCAP IV logistics contract awarded through full and open competition

    Apr 17, 2008

    The U.S. Army announced today, April 17, the selection of three companies on a full and open competition basis that will augment essential logistics support services to military forces in the field. The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP, uses private sector contractors to provide a broad range of logistics and support services to U.S. and allied forces during combat, such as those missions now under way in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to other contingency, peacekeeping, humanitarian and training operations.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to receive Baldrige Award for performance excellence

    Apr 17, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., officially will become the first Department of Defense organization in history to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., April 23.

  • MWR "Fan-tastic Summer" Offers Prizes for Patronizing Branded Restaurants

    Apr 14, 2008

    Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons can win valuable prizes simply by eating hot dogs at participating MWR food and beverage facilities this summer. Patrons who participate in the Aca,!A"Fan-tastic SummerAca,!A? promotion may become eligible to win the grand prize of a trip for four to see the New York Yankees play in one of the last games in the old Yankees stadium in New York City. The trip includes four tickets behind home plate, airfare, lodging and $2,500 spending money.

  • Army Message: Leadership Recognizes Personal Sacrifices by Soldiers, their Families

    Apr 10, 2008

    To Our Soldiers and Families: Today, President Bush announced his decision to return to twelve-month deployments in the CENTCOM theater for active Army units. The PresidentAca,!a,,cs decision reflects the improved security situation in Iraq Aca,!" one made possible by your unwavering commitment and willingness to sacrifice Aca,!" as well as the recognition of the impact of extended deployments on Army Families and our readiness. TodayAca,!a,,cs policy changes will help reduce that strain as we continue to grow the Army and restore balance.

  • Army Deployments to CENTCOM Return to 12 Months

    Apr 10, 2008

    Following President BushAca,!a,,cs announcement today, April 10, and as directed by the Secretary of Defense, the U.S. Army will reduce deployment lengths from 15 months to 12 months for all active Army Soldiers deploying to the CENTCOM area of operations, starting on 1 August 2008.

  • Phishing E-mail To MWR Patrons Turns Out To Be Army Exercise

    Apr 2, 2008

    More than 10,000 Soldiers, civilians and Family members with military e-mail addresses received an e-mail March 30 promising free tickets to area theme parks, with a link to a Web site that appeared to belong to the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command. These e-mails were sent without the knowledge or consent of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) or installation MWR offices. These e-mails were "phishing" emails developed by the Army Computer Emergency Response Team (ACERT) in a Global Computer Network Defense exercise, Bulwark Defender 08 (BD08) to test the defensive posture of the Army LandWarNet.

  • Remains Found in Iraq Identified as Belonging to Army Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin

    Mar 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army confirmed positive identification of remains found last week in Iraq as belonging to Army Staff Sgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin. The March 31, 2008, announcement culminates a near four-year search for the 724th Transportation Company Army Reserve Soldier. Aca,!A"After a long wait, we want to offer our most sincere condolences to Carolyn and Keith Maupin on the loss of their son,Aca,!A? said Army Secretary Pete Geren.

  • Fort Bragg receives first Secretary of the Army Sustainability Award

    Mar 26, 2008

    The Secretary of the Army recognized Fort Bragg, N.C., as the winner of the first Secretary of the Army Sustainability Award March 26. This new award, together with the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards, recognizes outstanding sustainability initiatives by Army installations/activities and individuals. These initiatives enable the Army to meet current and future needs while improving its ability to organize, equip, train and deploy Soldiers.

  • Army Announces Fifth Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT) Assessment

    Mar 6, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced March 6 the results of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs fifth Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT) report: MHAT V. This assessment examined the morale and mental health of Soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in the fall of 2007. MHAT V continued the precedent of deploying advisory teams to Iraq and Afghanistan to assess behavioral healthcare requirements of Soldiers.

  • Army announces next steps in U.S. Army Europe transformation

    Mar 6, 2008

    The Army announced today status changes for two Germany-based units as part of its ongoing stationing efforts announced Dec. 19, 2007. These actions were taken to comply with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act and will coincide with U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs transformation efforts.

  • Army announces Army Contracting Campaign Plan

    Feb 29, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced Feb. 29 his Army Contracting Campaign Plan (ACCP) to address findings and recommendations from two previous independent reviews -- the Gansler Commission and the Army Contracting Task Force. Under the leadership of Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson M. Ford, the ACCP will enable the Secretary of the Army to execute recommended improvements to Army contracting.

  • Army Announces Environmental Impact Notice for Stryker Unit Stationing

    Feb 14, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced Feb. 15 its intention to release the Final Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects associated with the permanent stationing of the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division as a Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The Final EIS will be transmitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for publication of a notice of availability in the Federal Register, anticipated to occur on Feb. 22.

  • Army awards environmental stewardship

    Feb 14, 2008

    Army programs making strides in endangered species protection, historic preservation, waste reduction, environmental cleanup and pollution prevention earned top level leadership recognition as the Secretary of the Army announced today, Feb. 14, the winners of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest honor for environmental stewardship.

  • Army, VA sign Mutual Support Agreement

    Feb 12, 2008

    Army Secretary Pete Geren and Dr. James B. Peake, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, signed a mutual support agreement today, Feb. 12, outlining continued assistance to service members and their families transitioning through the military Disability Evaluation System. Wounded, ill and injured service members in the Disability Evaluation System process will continue to be offered assistance from the Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

  • Army Announces Wounded Warrior Education Initiative with University of Kansas

    Feb 6, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway will welcome eight Army Wounded Warriors into the Wounded Warrior Education Initiative Program as part of a joint announcement Feb. 6 at the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. This pilot program, initiated by the Secretary of the Army, allows severely wounded Soldiers the opportunity to complete a masterAca,!a,,cs degree, then return to the Army and work in assignments where the Combined Arms Center benefits from their education and personal experiences.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Announcement

    Feb 5, 2008

    The Department of Defense announced today, Feb. 5, the nomination of Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno as the next Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. Gen. Richard A. Cody will remain the Army Vice Chief of Staff through mid to late summer.

  • Army Outlines Fiscal Year 2009 Budget

    Feb 4, 2008

    The Army announced Feb. 4 the details of its budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, which covers the period from Oct. 1, 2008, through Sept. 30, 2009. The FY 2009 budget request is $140.7 billion.

  • Court-martial convening authority dismisses all charges against lieutenant

    Jan 30, 2008

    After reviewing the Article 32 report of investigation as well as recommendations from the investigating officer and the chain of command at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe Jr., court-martial convening authority and commanding general of the National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington, dismissed all charges and specifications today, Jan. 30, in the case of U.S. vs. 1st Lt. Elizabeth Whiteside.

  • President Addresses Military Families; Army Programs Focus on Family Care Improvements

    Jan 29, 2008

    President George W. Bush discussed the vital role of military families, including Army Families, during the Jan. 28 State of the Union address to the nation from Washington, D.C. Army leaders appreciated the PresidentAca,!a,,cs important remarks and echoed many of them, noting Army plans to expand Family assistance efforts under the Army Family Covenant while continuing improvements to many existing services.

  • Army Investigating Battlefield-detainee Deaths

    Jan 25, 2008

    Army officials in Europe are cooperating fully with a U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command investigation into alleged misconduct by members of a Europe- based 1st Infantry Division unit involving detainees during a 2007 deployment to Iraq.

  • Army and Air Force Discuss Interoperability

    Jan 24, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley, along with other senior leaders from both Services, met Jan. 23 at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss issues of mutual interest regarding interdependency and interoperability.

  • ARMY, NAVY, COAST GUARD TO SHARE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION CAPABILITIES

    Jan 17, 2008

    This press release announces a data-sharing agreement between the Army, Navy and Coast Guard solidified by a recently-signed memorandum of agreement.

  • Army Announces Stationing Decisions

    Dec 19, 2007

    The U.S. Army announced Dec. 19 unit stationing decisions to support the PresidentAca,!a,,cs plan to grow the Army by 74,200 Soldiers across all three Army components. This growth includes the stationing of six new infantry brigade combat teams, eight support brigades in the active component, and associated growth in smaller combat support and combat service support units required to complement the U.S. Army's overall force-structure growth.

  • Army tests carbines for the third time in extreme dust

    Dec 17, 2007

    Recently Army testing laboratories at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, subjected the M4 carbine and three other weapons to a severe environmental test called the "Carbine Extreme Dust Test." The lab environment allowed engineers to push the weapons beyond their technical limits to better inform and understand what is required for the most capable weapons on the current battlefield. This was the third such test for the Army's carbine of choice, the M4.

  • Army Announces Logistics Branch

    Dec 13, 2007

    The Department of the Army announced today, Dec. 13, the establishment of a new branch which will become effective Jan. 1, 2008. The Logistics Branch is the newest branch of the Army for commissioned officers, established by General Order of the Secretary of the Army. Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation officers from the ranks of captain through colonel will be united into the Logistics Branch. This change will occur across all components of the Army.

  • Accountability, improved policies follow Army change of station travel review

    Dec 7, 2007

    The Army is conducting an internal review to identify possible irregularities in its Temporary Change of Station process for long-term travelers. The Army Leadership directed this review as part of the its ongoing efforts to identify weaknesses in the Temporary Change of Station process, make improvements without delay, detect incidents of misconduct and hold accountable those who have engaged in misconduct.

  • Army Commits to Working with PiAfA+-on Canyon Communities

    Dec 7, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren today, Dec. 7, reaffirmed the ArmyAca,!a,,cs commitment to working with southeastern Colorado communities to identify and address concerns about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs proposed purchase of land from private landowners adjacent to Fort CarsonAca,!a,,cs PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site.

  • President Names Ford as Acting Under Secretary of the Army

    Dec 4, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren today, Dec. 4, expressed his appreciation for President BushAca,!a,,cs designation of the Honorable Nelson M. Ford, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA(FM&C)), to be the Acting Under Secretary of the Army.

  • Army Addresses Patient Privacy and Legal Concerns in Recent Story

    Dec 3, 2007

    Regarding the Dec. 2 story in a Washington, D.C., newspaper about Army Lt. Elizabeth WhitesideAca,!a,,cs medical and legal case, the U.S. Army position is very clear: no decision has been made yet as to whether charges against the officer will proceed to court martial. That is the purpose of the Article 32 investigation: the investigating officer will look at existing evidence and circumstances and advise the court-martial convening authority so he may determine whether a court martial is warranted or dispose of the charges in some other appropriate manner.

  • Army Issues Instructions to Prepare for Funding Shortfall

    Nov 28, 2007

    The Army announced Nov. 28 that it has taken initial steps to plan for reduced operations at all Army bases while the congressional review continues on funding for operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and requirements associated with the Global War on Terror.

  • Mental Health Needs of Soldiers Returning from Iraq Identified Through Two Army Medical Surveys

    Nov 13, 2007

    A new Army medical study published in the Nov. 14 issue of Aca,!A"JAMA,Aca,!A? The Journal of the American Medical Association, reports on results from 88,235 post-Operation Iraq Freedom returning Soldiers...

  • Army accepts Gansler Commission report on contracting; commits to action

    Nov 1, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren accepted Nov. 1 the report of an independent commission citing structural weaknesses and organizational shortcomings in the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs acquisition and contracting system used to support expeditionary operations.

  • Army Astronaut on NASA's Oct. 23 Shuttle Mission

    Oct 22, 2007

    NASA will launch an Italian-built U.S. module for the International Space Station with a space shuttle crew that includes Army Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, a mission specialist who will be making his first spaceflight. Aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, the STS-120 mission is projected to take the Node 2 connecting module to the station Oct. 23, when it will liftoff from Launch Pad 39A at NASAAca,!a,,cs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Eight National Guard brigades alerted for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom

    Oct 19, 2007

    The Department of the Army today joined the Department of Defense in announcing Oct. 19 the alert of seven Army National Guard Brigade Combat Teams and one Army National Guard Fires Brigade for planned rotations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Army Unit from Fort Hood Announced for Iraq Rotation in Summer 2008

    Oct 9, 2007

    The Army confirmed the Department of Defense announcement Oct. 9 sending Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, to Iraq as part of a normal rotation of forces. The "Cobras" will deploy in the summer of 2008 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Army Focuses on Soldiers' Families at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 9, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Mr. Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey put Army Families center stage Oct. 8 in speeches at the Association of the United States Army convention. To renew their commitment to Army Families, Mr. Geren and Gen. Casey introduced The Army Family Covenant.

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