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  • Army widow christens Navy ship, 'Freedom'

    Sep 26, 2006

    The Navy christened and launched the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS-1), at the Marinette Marine shipyard Sept. 24.

  • Army Launches Web Site to Assist Soldiers and Veterans Whose Personal Data May Have Been Affected By

    Sep 19, 2006

    The Department of the Army has activated a secure web site at that will enable current and former servicemembers to determine if their personal information was potentially compromised as a result of the May 3 theft of a laptop from the Department of Veterans Affairs containing personal data on millions of veterans.

  • Army Readiness Detailed

    Sep 19, 2006

    The United States Army is the best in the world, primarily because of the uncompromising values of our Soldiers and the exemplary leadership of our Commissioned and Non-commissioned Officers. They are the face of America that the world sees every day, and in that role they have clearly come through as the emissaries of a kind and just people. The Nation and free peoples around the world sleep better because of the willingness of our Soldiers and Officers to sacrifice everything so that others might live in peace and freedom. This is our Army today. It is imperative to provide our Soldiers and their families a quality of life and resources needed to fight and win todayAca,!a,,cs wars.

  • Army Establishes New Corps for Civilians

    Sep 19, 2006

    As the nation prepares to observe 230 years of independence on July 4, America's Army civilians celebrate the establishment of the new Army Civilian Corps.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade becomes a brigade combat team

    Sep 18, 2006

    As part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs continuing transformation efforts, the 173rd Airborne Brigade of Vicenza, Italy, became the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Sept. 15 in a ceremony at Warner Barracks.

  • NEWS: Soldiers, Marines visit JGSDF chemical unit

    Sep 17, 2006

    Five Soldiers from Camp Zama and six Marines from Camp Hanson toured Japan Ground Self Defense ForceAca,!a,,cs largest chemical unit Aug. 24 at Camp Omiya, located northeast of Tokyo, during a 4-day Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise.

  • Combat Camera builds partnership with Yemen Coast Guard

    Sep 17, 2006

    Recently three Combat Camera service members from the Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa paid a visit to the capital of Yemen to teach 13 Yemeni Coast Guardsmen the basics of their work.


    Sep 17, 2006

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Richard A. Cody will announce the selection of a Defensive Tackle from Ballou High School 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at the school. Austin will be the first U.S. Army All-American from the East in the class of 2007. The bowl features the nationAca,!a,,cs top 80 prep football players in a classic East versus West match-up inside San AntonioAca,!a,,cs Alamodome. The game will kick off 1 p.m. (EST), Saturday, January 6, 2007 and will be televised live on NBC.

  • Iraqi division ready to transfer

    Sep 17, 2006

    The Iraqi Ministry of Defense is ready to gain operational control of the 4th Iraqi Army Division as early as next week, the multi-national Coalition said in a draft statement on Saturday. The move would be the second transfer of an Iraqi division from Coalition control this month.

  • Future Combat System Approved for First Spin Out

    Sep 16, 2006

    The Department of Defense approved June 6 the Army's acquisition approach for the first of the Future Combat System (FCS) Brigade Combat Team (BCT) technologies that will be "spun out" to troops to begin testing and evaluation as early as 2008. The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics (AT&L), Mr. Kenneth Krieg, also approved the criteria that will be met before the capabilities go into production. The decision, which was the result of the FCS (BCT) program review initiated in May 2006, requires the Army to prepare for an interim program review in late 2008.

  • Bragg soldiers deploy to Iraq

    Sep 15, 2006

    Families played, mothers wept and lovers hugged, squeezing in as much togetherness as they could before 5 p.m. came and the soldiers had to leave.

  • U.S. Army Announces Installation Management Command Activation

    Sep 11, 2006

    The Army is reorganizing how it manages installations worldwide into an integrated command with the activation of the Installation Management Command in early Fiscal Year 2007.

  • Army Chief of Engineers to Retire

    Sep 11, 2006

    The Secretary of the Army, in consultation with the Chief of Staff of the Army, has agreed to submit the request for retirement of LTG Carl A. Strock, Chief of Engineers and Commander, US Army Corps of Engineers to the Secretary of Defense for approval. LTG Strock made his request based on family and personal reasons, which the Secretary of the Army honors and supports.

  • Army's Future Combat Systems Modernization Program Completes In-Process Preliminary Design Revi

    Sep 10, 2006

    The Army moved one step closer to transforming itself into a more relevant, capable and ready 21st-century force when, last week, it successfully completed In-Process Preliminary Design Review of its principal modernization effort, the Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. The In-Process Preliminary Design Review is the latest in a series of successful program milestones affirming that FCS modernization is meeting the ArmyAca,!a,,cs cost projections, time schedule and performance expectations. Requirements and functionality for all 18 FCS systems now have been clearly defined; and the program is proceeding to design, build, integrate and test actual hardware and software.

  • Active Army Achieves Re-enlistment Goal One Month Early

    Sep 10, 2006

    The Active Army made its fiscal year 2006 retention goal with one month left in the year when the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army re-enlisted a Fort Campbell, Ky., Soldier today.


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