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  • 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.

  • 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

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  • 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.

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