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  • Prototyping the future

    Nov 18, 2015

    Better Buying Power emphasizes the value of prototyping capabilities to prove them out, and the annual TRADOC-sponsored Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment is a model for the kind of venue that industry, organic developers and Soldiers need to come together to put capabilities through their paces and find the best solutions for the Soldier. This article was originally published in the October - December 2015 AL&T magazine.

  • Program helps Soldiers, veterans get commercial driver's license

    Nov 18, 2015

    More than 10,000 Soldiers and veterans have been issued commercial driver's licenses since a Department of Transportation program recognizing the driving experience the Soldiers received while in uniform began in 2011.

  • Registration opens for the 2016 All-Army Small Arms Championship

    Nov 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence, will host the 2016 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship (All Army) March 13-19, at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • Innovative agencies partner to counter drone threat

    Nov 17, 2015

    Two Army organizations that have been teaming up to provide warfighters with innovations downrange are now looking to prevent a threat from the proliferation of small unmanned aerial systems.

  • Monterey language school commandant thanks Nisei veterans

    Nov 16, 2015

    Marking the second anniversary of the opening of the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center on Crissy Field in San Francisco, veterans, their families and guests gathered together to mark Veterans Day Nov. 14.

  • Army Press opens on Fort Leavenworth

    Nov 13, 2015

    As the Army's drawdown continues, promotion rates will likely remain unstable and separation boards and Qualitative Service Program Boards will continue for the near future. So, when competing for promotion, Soldiers of all ranks benefit from opportunities to distinguish themselves from their peers. The newly formed Army Press provides one of those opportunities.

  • More to Moore than first active duty female 12B

    Nov 12, 2015

    There will always be a first -- the first to try something, the first to want to do something different or the first to make a leap into the unknown.

  • Mad Scientists: Brainpower next frontier in Army's arsenal

    Nov 10, 2015

    Human performance will be as important, if not more important, than technology in 2030," predicted a high-level Army intelligence expert.

  • First SHARP Academy Professional Forum Brings Together Military, Universities to Share Lessons Learn

    Nov 9, 2015

    The first-ever SHARP Academy Professional Forum was held at the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth last week. The conference brought together military and universities to share lessons learned when addressing sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention and response.

  • 80th Training Command names officer, enlisted instructors of the year

    Nov 8, 2015

    Maj. David Porter and Staff Sgt. Jadrian Whitfield won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the officer and enlisted categories, respectively, at Fort Knox, Ky., Nov. 7, 2015.

  • Military profession trumps sexual assault, theme of DoD SAPRO director discussion at Eustis

    Nov 5, 2015

    Director, Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, provided an update on the DoD's sexual assault program to a packed Wylie Theater largely made up of Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program and SAPR professionals at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 30, 2015. During the update, Nichols stated that her discussion is not about sexual assault, but about our profession, imploring the gathered SHARP and SAPR professionals to help her change the profession for the better.

  • TRADOC DCG visits Fort Leonard Wood

    Nov 5, 2015

    TRADOC DCG visits Fort Leonard Wood

  • 108th hosts pilot workshop for Project Arrive Ready

    Nov 5, 2015

    In recent comments at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army, Gen. Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, took the time to reinforce his top three priorities for the Army. "Readiness is my number one priority," Milley said. "And as long as I'm Chief of Staff of the Army there's not going to be another one." That said, it appears the Army Reserve took that priority to heart.

  • Clergy visit Fort Sill to learn about post, Soldiers

    Nov 5, 2015

    Thirty religious leaders from Southwest Oklahoma toured Fort Sill Oct. 27, to learn about the post's mission, and to get a better understanding of what it is like being a Soldier and a military family member.

  • Sergeants Major Academy holds graduation for Master Leader Course pilot class

    Nov 4, 2015

    For every educational or training course the Army teaches, there has to be a first class. On Nov. 2, the 32 students of the first Master Leader Course 15-day pilot class completed the 108 hours of rigorous coursework and received their diplomas during ceremonies held at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy's Cooper Lecture Center.

  • Cyber improvements a 'team sport' at Army network exercise

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers are teaming with mock hackers to get feedback in real time, one of several cybersecurity process improvements made possible by the Army's recent changes to the Network Integration Evaluation and Army Warfighting Assessment.

  • Battalion prepares Soldiers for Victory Forge

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers in training from 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment conduct Victory Forge test-in near Jackson Boulevard Nov. 4.

  • In-transit visibility systems for an expeditionary force

    Nov 2, 2015

    The 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) provides lessons learned from operating in-transit visibility systems in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • The movement control battalion's role in airfield operations

    Nov 2, 2015

    The 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) assumed responsibility for airfield operations during its deployment to Operation United Assistance.

  • The role of the Army's sustainment think tank in force modernization

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Combined Arms Support Command uses six enduring priorities to focus on driving force modernization.

  • Observations of distribution company decisive action operations at the NTC

    Nov 2, 2015

    In a decisive action environment, distribution company commanders should exercise mission command by developing a commander's intent and distributing it in operation orders.

  • The sci-fi of force development and prospects for real-time adaptation

    Nov 2, 2015

    Logisticians should be wary of adaptations that depend on the unreliable foretelling of the future and instead err on the side of the present.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Fitness Training Unit focused on getting Soldiers healthy, back to training

    Oct 29, 2015

    Their numbers are few, but one unit on post is focused solely on getting Soldiers who are injured or unable to pass an Army Physical Fitness Test a second chance.

  • Fort Sill staff ride personalizes SHARP, safety incidents

    Oct 29, 2015

    Forty leaders from Fort Sill units participated in a staff safety ride to multiple locations where safety or sexual harassment incidents have occurred.

  • One Army 'family' School System

    Oct 29, 2015

    Though it's not unusual for Sgt. Julius Anderson to be away from his family during training, the active Army Soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, appreciated being home at night while he attended the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course. Anderson, the 546th Area Support Medical Company motor sergeant, was a student at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood in October 2015, where Army Reserve instructors teach the same course as their active duty counterparts at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Army University brings more than just credit hours to table

    Oct 28, 2015

    The Army University is an umbrella organization similar to any state university system. Its main function is to bring together all Army schools, training and education facilities, research capability and libraries under one roof.

  • 108th Training Command drill sergeants mold future leaders at Clemson University

    Oct 27, 2015

    Twenty drill sergeants, prospective drill sergeants, and officers from the Army Reserve's 108th Training Command (IET) traveled to Clemson University and spent a perfect Autumn day teaching future Army leaders some of the essential skills they will need as Soldiers.

  • Defying the odds, Sele promoted to brigadier general

    Oct 27, 2015

    With close to 198,000 Soldiers in the Army Reserve today, your chances of ever being promoted into one of the Army Reserves' 115 general officer authorizations is less than a percent of a percent. But when you're Richard Sele, those are good odds to have!

  • Army modernization makes strides as NIE 16.1 concludes

    Oct 26, 2015

    The Network Integration Evaluation, better known as NIE, has a reputation of expediting Army modernization and enhancing technology to benefit Soldiers. The most recent NIE greatly expanded the scope of the exercise within a coalition environment, compelling those tasked with executing the event for the Army to face new challenges head-on.

  • Four facts about TRADOC's 'Mad Scientist'

    Oct 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, along with experts from academia and industry, will explore the future of the Army during the Mad Scientist Conference Oct. 27 and 28 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • President Clinton visits West Point

    Oct 22, 2015

    42nd President of the United States of America, President Bill Clinton, visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Oct. 14.

  • NCO's medic skills saves civilian, himself

    Oct 22, 2015

    Most jobs within the military do not lend themselves the opportunity for practice outside of a training area, but for one Fort Sill Soldier the opportunity has presented itself in numerous instances on and off the battlefield.

  • Senior Department of Defense officials applaud NIE

    Oct 20, 2015

    The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Hon. Frank Kendall, and the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, explored Fort Bliss, Texas this month to interact with Soldiers and observe firsthand the new technologies under assessment during the Network Integration Evaluation 16.1.

  • Reserve officer becomes third female to earn Ranger tab

    Oct 19, 2015

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Individual Mobilization Augmentee Reserve officer, who serves with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, became the third female ever to successfully complete the legendarily rigorous Ranger course on Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 16.

  • Soldiers reach back with 'comms-in-a-briefcase' for missions

    Oct 19, 2015

    Using the satellite-based Global Rapid Response Information Package, Soldiers, from the Army's 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command, were able to expeditiously exchange critical data and confirm potentially dangerous contaminants during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1.

  • New course for E7s begins as part of NCO education overhaul

    Oct 18, 2015

    A new Master Leader Course pilot begins this week as part of a revamping of noncommissioned officer education and professional development.

  • Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers

    Oct 16, 2015

    The U.S. Army introduced its newest supercomputer, Excalibur, which will help ensure Soldiers have the technological advantage on the battlefield, officials said.

  • Keeping design on target

    Oct 15, 2015

    PM Soldier Weapons teams with ARL's Human Research and Engineering Directorate and the Maneuver CoE to incorporate human systems integration early in weapon system development, to ensure that weapons are designed to work in harmony with other systems and equipment. This was originially published in the October-December 2015 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Leaders: Army must 'act differently' to modernize network, cyber

    Oct 15, 2015

    From training hundreds of highly specialized cyber Soldiers, to delivering wireless networking for command posts, to revamping communications infrastructure in Europe and Korea, the Army is moving out to execute its network modernization plans, senior leaders said.

  • Dailey: 'Not in My Squad' works to empower NCOs

    Oct 13, 2015

    "Not in My Squad" is a grass-roots approach to creating a climate of dignity, respect and cohesion, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Milley dispels 4 seductive myths of warfare

    Oct 13, 2015

    The Army "exists for a single purpose and none other: to fight and win wars in defense of the United States of America. That's it. Fighting and winning wars is our raison d'être," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

  • Army University part of leader development emphasis

    Oct 13, 2015

    Leader development is important to ensure the Army's success in a complex world, emphasized officials during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Fort Benning Army Ten-Miler team places second

    Oct 13, 2015

    The Fort Benning Army Ten-Miler team took second place in the Active Duty Open-Mixed category, Oct. 11, during the 31st annual Army Ten-Miler race.

  • 1st Infantry Division makes historic unmanned flight in national airspace

    Oct 13, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The 1st Infantry Division made history Sept. 30 by flying an unmanned aerial system for the first time in the Army in Federal Aviation Administration-controlled airspace.

  • WIN-T: Mobile network backbone for Army's Network Integration Evaluations

    Oct 11, 2015

    During Network Integration Evaluation, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, the Army's tactical communications network backbone supported an expanded exercise that included a coalition network, early entry airborne missions, and Army initiatives aimed at providing more expeditionary command posts.

  • 'What right looks like:' quartermasters transition to NCO Corps, challenged to uphold traditions

    Oct 8, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 8, 2015) -- • Be a professional and don't allow decisions to become personal. • Know your Soldiers because their well-being is your responsibility. • Enforce the standards and make decisions consistent with Army values. These were among the words of advice offered by Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham Sr., top enlisted leader of the Combined Arms Support Command, while speaking to the 10 honorees of a 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at the Post Field House Friday evening.

  • Wi-Fi supports expeditionary command posts at NIE 16.1

    Oct 8, 2015

    By going wireless, command post set up and tear down times are reduced by hours, less cable and protective flooring have to be transported from location to location, but most importantly, units can leverage the full extent of their network mission command and communications capabilities much faster.

  • Native-born Iraqis become U.S. Army cryptologic linguists

    Oct 6, 2015

    Gazing out a window at 35,000 feet flying over American airspace for the first time, Salam, a native-born Iraqi, was amazed at how much green was prevalent on the ground below.

  • Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

    Oct 5, 2015

    Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration.

  • Perkins provides senior NCOs clarity on future Army

    Oct 5, 2015

    In an age of uncertainty, Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spent the morning of Sept. 30 providing clarity on the Army's operating concept and the role of the senior noncommissioned officer in mission command.

  • Massachusetts and New York Army National Guardsmen Compete in Logan-Duffy Shooting Competition

    Oct 5, 2015

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y-- It was rainy. It was cold. But it was a good day on the firing range for members of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry and Massachusetts Army Guard's 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry. The two historic Irish-American regiments squared off at the New York National Guard's Camp Smith Training Site on Saturday, Oct. 3, for the latest installment of their interstate marksmanship rivalry which got its start in 1936.

  • Innovation to win in a complex world: Investing in S&T to confront the future threat

    Oct 1, 2015

    In October 2014, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command rolled out the latest Army Operating Concept (AOC), titled "Win in a Complex World." This AOC details how the Army of the future will strengthen capabilities across multiple domains as part of a joint partnership to ensure dominance against "determined, elusive, and increasingly capable enemies." This article was previously published in the October-December 2015 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • AUSA-PKSOI workshop highlights stability operations as core U.S. military mission

    Oct 1, 2015

    Almost 10 years ago The U.S. Army's Role in Stability Operations was published by AUSA. The 2006 analysis provided in‑depth review about why stabilizing, securing, transitioning and reconstructing weak, failing and failed states are vital to U.S. security interests. A decade later, stability operations are widely recognized as critical to military operations, but there's work to be done across the force. To examine "the military's future in stability operations," the AUSA-PKSOI Stability Conference was held at The Navy League of the United States in Arlington, Va., Sept. 17.

  • Ordnance opens new exhibit to help train and educate service members

    Oct 1, 2015

    The Ordnance Training and Heritage Center paid tribute to the accomplishments of military ingenuity during "the war to end all wars," by creating an exhibit dedicated to educating service members on the many great innovations of World War I. The display, "War of Ordnance", opened Oct. 1 in Hatcher Hall on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Field Artillery Soldiers aim weapons without GPS

    Oct 1, 2015

    Senior officers and noncommissioned officers gathered on a small field off Sheridan Road for refresher training on the howitzer, Sept. 21 and 22.

  • 3-2nd ADA Battalion sweeps quarterly awards

    Oct 1, 2015

    After weeks of studying, memorizing and finally going before a board, Spc. Jordan Davis, C Battery, and Sgt. Michael McDonough, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery were awarded the Fort Sill Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter (respectively), at the Patriot Club, Sept. 24.

  • AIT Soldiers, instructors develop skills in live-fire training

    Oct 1, 2015

    Soldiers training to become Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) crewmembers got a glimpse of their future jobs during a live-fire exercise Sept. 22 on Fort Sill's East Range.

  • Aviation Officer Joins Team Leading AMCOM Mission

    Sep 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Networking connections are good to have -- even when you are an Army officer. And Col. Todd Royar had a connection at the Aviation and Missile Command long before he became its chief of staff.

  • Army increases intel operability, decreases learning curve

    Sep 29, 2015

    U.S. Army researchers joined other Defense Department agencies, Army contractors and coalition partners to further develop, integrate and test architectures and technologies for intelligence systems throughout July at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or ICoE, hosted its annual Enterprise Challenge, or EC-15, to address how Soldiers can collect intelligence information and get it to the tactical edge.

  • Drones to take NIE by swarm

    Sep 29, 2015

    In this season's Network Integration Evaluation taking place on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss, coordinated units of remotely operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible threat on tomorrow's battlefields. Members of the Targets Management Office with Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation are using off-the-shelf quad and octocopters and flying them in groups. The endeavor is part of an Army Test and Evaluation Command program to study possible use, effectiveness and countermeasures for the deployment of large numbers of synchronized drone aircraft.

  • Army AL&T magazine explores innovation

    Sep 28, 2015

    This newest edition of Army AL&T explores the topics of Innovation and foreign military sales. Readers will also find a moving tribute to the Hon. Claude M. Bolton Jr., former assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, whose sudden passing in July was a blow to his many friends and former colleagues across the services.

  • Natick researcher uses small-drop method to measure barrier effectiveness

    Sep 28, 2015

    For Molly Clay, great science comes in small drops.

  • Reserve Soldier imparts 'general' knowledge at Tuskegee University

    Sep 27, 2015

    When Maj. Gen. A. C. Roper graduated from high school at age 17, he wrote in his memory book that he wanted to be a police officer, he wanted to join the Army and he wanted to marry a sweet pretty woman who understood him. Today, the 51-year-old Reserve Soldier is the leader of approximately 7,000 Soldiers assigned to the 80th Training Command, and in his civilian capacity he's the Birmingham, Ala., police chief.

  • Fort Lee pays tribute to POWs

    Sep 25, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 24, 2015) -- The Fort Lee community joined the national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and POW/MIA National Recognition Day during a Lee Club luncheon Sept. 17.

  • African delegation visits Lee, learns about women's history

    Sep 25, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 24, 2015) -- A delegation of women from nine African countries toured Fort Lee Monday and took part in a roundtable discussion with senior-ranking leaders from the installation of the Army Women's Museum.

  • Grenade toss

    Sep 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Pvt. Joshua Finau, of American Samoa, aims before throwing a hand grenade at the end of the live fire buddy lane during his seventh week of basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 19, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • Live fire range

    Sep 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Pvt. Karlois Cesunas, 18, from Beachwood, N.J., lays suppressing fire from behind a barrier to cover his team mate as they move under the midday sun through the buddy team live fire lane during their seventh week of basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 19, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • Cover me while I move

    Sep 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Pvt. Karlois Cesunas, 18, from Beachwood, N.J., lays suppressing fire in the prone position from behind a barrier to cover his team mate as they move under the midday sun through the buddy team live fire lane during their seventh week of basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 19, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • 20th CBRNE to participate in Army-wide evaluation

    Sep 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats will participate in the Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, here Sept. 25 - Oct. 8.

  • Cameron University ROTC cadets learn leadership at Fort Sill sites

    Sep 24, 2015

    About 50 Cameron University Army ROTC cadets were at Fort Sill Sept. 18-19, for their fall Leadership Training Exercise (LTX) learning rifle marksmanship, land navigation, tactical operations and teambuilding skills.

  • Fanning to be nominated as Army secretary

    Sep 21, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced his intent Friday to nominate seven individuals to key administration posts, included among those is Eric K. Fanning, who will be nominated for the position of Army secretary.

  • Pvt. Meosha Morris, MOS12B: the fruit of WITA policy

    Sep 19, 2015

    Women in the Army policies are brought to fruition with the enlistment of Pvt. Meosha Morris, of Adel, Ga., the first noncommissioned female Soldier to enlist into MOS12B, Combat Engineer. Coincidentally, she joined from Jacksonville Battalion, commanded by Lt. Col. Sharlene Pigg, who previously worked as the Branch Chief at Women in the Army (WITA) Assignment Policy, ODCS G-1, Pentagon, drafting policy to help integrate females into units and occupations previously closed to women.

  • Recruiting command commits to bringing on more linguists

    Sep 18, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery Snow, commanding general of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered on Fort Knox, Kentucky, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, Sept. 17.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's top NCO focuses on servant leadership at LPD

    Sep 17, 2015

    In a leader professional development session held at Abrams Theater Sept. 2, Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Ward, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major, talked to noncommissioned officers and junior Soldiers about what is important when it comes to being an Army leader.

  • Lt. Gen. Hodges Gives Sound Advice to CGSC, SAMS Students

    Sep 17, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of United States Army Europe, visited Fort Leavenworth Tuesday and spoke to students from both the Command General and Staff College (CGSC) and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). The purpose of his visit was to advise up-and-coming field-grade officers how to make the most of the resources they have to succeed in their mission.

  • Combatives skills put to test during Fort Leonard Wood tournament

    Sep 17, 2015

    The final tournament for the Fort Leonard Wood combatives season, which showcased 14 of the installation's toughest hand-to-hand combat warriors, concluded Friday.

  • Warrant officers inherit new Stryker replica at Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 17, 2015

    Recently, CBRN warrant officers gained some elbow room though, as Fort Leonard Wood became one of only two Army installations to offer a working replica of the nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle, or Stryker, which detects the presence of toxic agents in the field.

  • Army's Regional Hub Nodes to provide phone and internet service when disasters strike

    Sep 17, 2015

    In the wake of the recent anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, the Army is finalizing a new capability that will provide commercial phone and internet service to first responders when disaster strikes.

  • SHARP: Leaders gather to discuss readiness, trust

    Sep 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker senior leaders came together to discuss criteria of the Army Profession, which strengthen the readiness of the force -- Character, Commitment and Competence. When there is a break down in these, it can lead to unit and combat readiness issues such as sexual assault.

  • Dark journeys need company, support, encouragement

    Sep 17, 2015

    His journey as a chaplain started at Fort Irwin, California. It didn't take long for him to learn that phone calls after midnight were never good. Arriving at a home after a 2 a.m. phone call, he stepped up to the screen door and looking into the house. He could see the arms a spouse were wrapped in towels and blood soaked. Seeing him, she stood up. She looked him right in the eye and said something like, "You can keep me from bleeding, but you can't keep me from dying." And then collapsed unconscious on the floor.

  • Hispanic service members likely to find success in civilian life

    Sep 16, 2015

    Alexandria, Virginia -- During national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15) the U.S. Army celebrates the more than 236 years of support of the nation and securing of peace around the world by Hispanic Soldiers.

  • Innovation, technology keys to Army maintaining 'overmatch'

    Sep 16, 2015

    The U.S. Army needs to turn out innovation and technology faster than its enemies in order to maintain "overmatch" said Training and Doctrine Command's deputy commanding general for futures.

  • TRADOC creates pilot program to better develop supervisors

    Sep 15, 2015

    Developing leadership and management competencies is at the heart of a new Training and Doctrine Command pilot supervisory program. The Supervisor's Development Course-Supplemental, which was created by TRADOC's G1/4, took place Aug. 31-Sept 3 at the Maritime Training Campus, on Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

  • Enhanced Engagement Training Conference Aims to Bring Positive Change to Army's Modern Civilian Work

    Sep 14, 2015

    Fort Leavenworth was host to the Enhanced Engagement Training Conference (E2TC) at the Lewis and Clark Center Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Thursday Sept. 10. The event brought together several of the Department of the Army's senior most leaders in an effort to craft reasonable solutions to address issues facing the Army's modern civilian workforce.

  • JOTC course forces leaders to think outside the box

    Sep 14, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Deployed a staff sergeant is tasked to receive vital information from a village elder. The unit and the village have a good working relationship and trust is beginning to form. The staff sergeant meets up with the elder's security guard to escort his squad safely into the village. As he approaches the elder to introduce himself things take a drastic turn. "Who are you and why are you here," the elder says. The squad leader replies with, "We are here for a meeting, and your security guard escorted us." The elder has no security guard and was unaware of any meeting. Now, what does the squad leader do? It's time to think on his feet and make decisions that could save the lives of everyone involved. Just imagine the degree of difficulty involved in this life-changing decision.

  • Users test new SHARP software application

    Sep 11, 2015

    Former and current commanders and senior noncommissioned officers took part in a one-day software test here to validate the ELITE SHARP Command Team Trainer laptop-based training application.

  • Flight medic students get real: Exercise provides experience of saving lives in flight conditions

    Sep 10, 2015

    Treating severely wounded patients is a serious challenge under the best of circumstances, but trying to save lives in the back of an aircraft hundreds of feet in the air while getting buffeted by gale force winds in a cramped environment with loud noise all around can greatly complicate matters.

  • Army research center graduates first armament graduate students

    Sep 10, 2015

    A new chapter in developing and educating world-class armament engineers and scientists took place here Sept. 10th when eight students were recognized during the Armament Graduate School's first commencement ceremony.

  • Drill sergeant through the columns

    Sep 9, 2015

    Army Reserve drill sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Ervin Brewster, of Company C, 1st Bn., 518th Inf. Reg., 98th Training Div. (IET), inspects a formation of Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during a drill and ceremony lab that was being conducted by drill sergeants from the division, at Clemson University Sept. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • 98th Division drill sergeant marches a formation

    Sep 9, 2015

    Army Reserve drill sergeant, Staff Sgt. Robin Brown of Belton, S.C., with Company C, 1st Bn., 518th Inf. Reg., 98th Training Div. (IET), teaches a formation of Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets the proper way to march in formation during a lab conducted by drill sergeants from the division at Clemson's Bowman Field, Sept. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • Drill sergeant teaches ROTC cadets the proper way to salute

    Sep 9, 2015

    Army Reserve 1st Sgt. Anthony Childs, of Company C, 1st Bn., 518th Inf. Reg., 98th Training Div. (IET), shows a Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet the proper way to salute during a drill and ceremony lab held by drill sergeants of the division on Clemson's Bowman Field, Sept. 3, 2105. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • Fall in!

    Sep 9, 2015

    Fall in! Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets rush to form up as Army Reserve drill sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Ervin Brewster, of Company C, 1st Bn., 518th Inf. Reg., 98th Training Div. (IET), stands at attention waiting for them during a drill and ceremony lab that was being conducted by drill sergeants from the division, at Clemson University Sept. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • How to stand at ease

    Sep 9, 2015

    Army Reserve drill sergeant, Staff Sgt. Blake Howell of Belton, S.C., teaches a Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet the proper way to stand at ease during a drill and ceremony lab conducted by drill sergeants from the division on Clemson's Bowman Field, Sept. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • Drill sergeant teaches ROTC cadets how to march in formation

    Sep 9, 2015

    Army Reserve drill sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Ervin Brewster of Simpsonville, S.C., with Company C, 1st Bn., 518th Inf. Reg., 98th Training Div. (IET), inspects a formation of Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during a drill and ceremony lab that was being conducted by drill sergeants from the division, at Clemson University Sept. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • Drill sergeant teaches the salute

    Sep 9, 2015

    Army Reserve drill sergeant, Staff Sgt. Blake Howell of Belton, S.C., inspects the arm and hand positions of Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets while teaching them the proper way to salute during a drill and ceremony lab conducted by drill sergeants from the division on Clemson's Bowman Field, Sept. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • Drill sergeant in the midst

    Sep 9, 2015

    Army Reserve drill sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Ervin Brewster, of Company C, 1st Bn., 518th Inf. Reg., 98th Training Div. (IET), listens to a question from a Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet during a drill and ceremony lab that was being conducted by drill sergeants from the division, at Clemson University Sept. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

  • Army expands planning for cyber future

    Sep 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army requirements, acquisition, and research and development cyber community met here to collaborate on various cyber initiatives, Aug. 5-7.

  • Where the rubber meets the road at Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 3, 2015

    For Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, or TACOM, Transport Support, now known as TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, the shop that maintains many of Fort Leonard Wood's military training vehicles, it moves on tires; lots of tires.

  • Special agents get their start on Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army's version of crime scene investigators get their start on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, attending the U.S. Army Military Police School.