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  • Fort Sill NCO knows plight of those with little

    May 23, 2013

  • IMCOM honors Fort Rucker for ACOE award

    May 23, 2013

    In a team effort, Fort Rucker came together as one to achieve the Army Community of Excellence Award Gold, and although the trophy isn't yet in the installation's hands, those directly involved were honored during a ceremony May 20.

  • NCO Journal goes digital

    May 22, 2013

    The Army's official magazine for non-commissioned officer professional development, the NCO Journal, has moved online.

  • Memorial Day: The Surrender of Soldiers to the Nation

    May 22, 2013

    Few people will challenge the significance of a Soldier's ultimate sacrifice. All men die, but for the sake of a higher cause the fallen Soldier's life is stripped away. Therefore it seems most people, and rightly so, consider fallen combatants worth honoring because of the untimely nature and violent condition of their deaths.

  • Army officers, wives form lifelong friendship through recruiting duty

    May 22, 2013

    Two Army captains who forged a lifelong friendship and started their families after they met at the Sacramento Recruiting Battalion are finding themselves just a few hours apart with new assignments on the East Coast.

  • New chief of ordnance takes command at Fort Lee

    May 22, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- The Ordnance Corps hosted a change of command ceremony to welcome the 38th Chief of Ordnance Friday on Whittington Parade Field.

  • Suicide prevention advocates visit Fort Lee

    May 22, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- The U.S. military suicide rate has steadily climbed over the past three years. In 2012, more than 349 active duty troops ended their lives, nearly 100 more than the number of troops who died in combat the same year and a 15 percent increase from 2011. One hundred and eighty-two of those deaths were Soldiers.

  • Three from CASCOM earn TRADOC instructor of year titles

    May 22, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- Two Army Logistics University staffers and another member of Team-CASCOM from the Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C., were among the individuals recognized Wednesday afternoon during a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 2012 Instructor of the Year ceremony.

  • SGT STAR goes mobile; Prospects get answers to questions anywhere, any time

    May 21, 2013

    The Army's intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) known as SGT STAR, which stands for 'Strong Trained And Ready,' is in Android app form on mobile devices, making him even easier to talk to and more accessible to the Millennial Generation -- the Army's target market.

  • Universities team up, provide realistic training

    May 21, 2013

    With cameras rolling, reporters bombarded the Soldier at the podium with hard-hitting questions. The Soldier, remaining calm and focused, responded to each with information about sustainment operations.

  • Area Educators honored by Army War College leaders

    May 20, 2013

    Army War College leaders honored top educators of the region's five school districts and Saint Patrick's School, while celebrating a strong commitment and caring support to military children.

  • Ordnance School welcomes new commandant

    May 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Ordnance School welcomed Col. John F. "Jack" Haley as its new commandant and Chief of Ordnance, during a change of command ceremony May 17. Haley arrived at Fort Lee from the U.S. Army Materiel Command, where he served as the special assistant to the commanding general.

  • Army ROTC Cadets serve on education, humanitarian missions

    May 17, 2013

    Army ROTC cadets from all over the U.S will travel to one of forty countries with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program this summer to assist lesser developed countries, exchange language and cultural experiences and build better relationships in these areas.

  • Recruiter Journal May-June magazine online

    May 17, 2013

    In the May-June issue of the Recruiter Journal: Future Soldier Leadership TTPs, Family Resource Guide updated, Recruiters become master resilience trainers, FSTS redesign captures Future Medical Officers and Soldiers, Recruiting Standards Directorate, new claims pilot program for USAREC Soldiers and Families, SGT Star goes mobile, and more.

  • Colonel ends nearly three decades of service

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - A retirement ceremony was held in honor of Col. Michael Popovich, Fort Huachuca Training and Doctrine Command, capability manager for Intelligence Sensors, on May 10 in Alvarado Hall.

  • Cargo Helicopters Change of Charter

    May 17, 2013

    The Army welcomed a new leader in Army aviation acquisition during a change of charter ceremony May 16.

  • USAREC ramps up in-house marketing production

    May 17, 2013

    Army Recruiting Command is now producing more in-house marketing materials to support the recruiting effort.

  • AWG targets NIE 13.2

    May 17, 2013

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- The Asymmetric Warfare Group, or AWG, the "operational arm" of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is leveraging Network Integration Evaluation 13.2's multi-echelon training and live mission sets in which Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are conducting tactical operations.

  • Select recruiters become master resilience trainers

    May 17, 2013

    Recruiting Command trains and certifies 70 recruiters and civilians as Master Resilience Trainers to support and execute resilience training for USAREC's geographically dispersed Soldiers, Families, staff and Future Soldiers.

  • ARCIC deputy commanding general visits NIE 13.2

    May 17, 2013

    DONA ANA RANGE COMPLEX, N.M. - Lt. Gen. Keith C. Walker, deputy commanding general, Futures and Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center visited Fort Bliss and surrounding training areas to speak with leaders and Soldiers about emerging technology during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 on May 13.

  • Trace Adkins tickets on sale May 17

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Tickets for the July 5 Trace Adkins concert will go on sale May 17 at both Adventure Travel offices, in the Welcome Center at 4700 Mow-Way Road and in Central Mall, and at EZ Go stores in Lawton. Tickets are also available online at www.sillmwr.com.

  • CrossFit program improves APFT scores‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The students of the Air Defense Artillery Captains Career Course have figured out how to raise their Army Physical Fitness Test scores by 13 percent. The solution is easy: CrossFit; the workout is hard.

  • Fort Sill prepares for civilian furloughs

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Department of Defense (DoD) civilians at Fort Sill are now preparing for furloughs of up to 11 days.

  • New NCOs recite Creed in Turkey‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "No one is more professional than I. I am a noncommissioned officer, a leader of Soldiers. As a noncommissioned officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as the Backbone of the Army."

  • Famed museum back with leadership focus

    May 16, 2013

    Cadet Command has played an integral role in the $5 million revamp of the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • 75th FiB units back home

    May 16, 2013

    After being deployed for nine months, the Soldiers eagerly anticipated being reunited with their loved ones.

  • Army wife's journey to health changes her life‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two years ago Christine Thomas, Army wife and mother, found herself overwhelmed with depression. She was diagnosed with hypothyroidism while already taking medication for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Thomas said she had no self-esteem and just felt like everyone was pointing fingers at her. At her heaviest, she weighed 217 pounds at only 5-foot-2-inches tall. She said her family recognized that she needed help and made her promise to take care of herself. Thomas had seen firsthand the affects of obesity as she watched her aunt die at 54 years old. She decided for herself and for the love of her family to make some changes in her life.

  • 214th FiB launches new SHARP program‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- In the wake of congressional efforts to halt sexual assault in the military, the 214th Fires Brigade unveiled its newest Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program titled "In the Trenches."

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses Sexual Assault & Harassment

    May 16, 2013

    Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission. It is up to every one of us, civilian and Soldier, general officer to private, to solve this problem within our ranks.

  • Staying fit to fight

    May 15, 2013

    One mile, no sweat, two miles, better yet! I bet that cadence echoes around installations every day as Soldiers conduct physical training. For Soldiers in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 6:30 a.m. marks the beginning of our duty day, and PT is how we get it started.

  • CASCOM CSM visits first responders

    May 15, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, command sergeant major for the Combined Arms Support Command, recently took the opportunity to see first-hand the Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services Department's facilities and training.

  • Best in Army food service honored

    May 15, 2013

    The winning units for the 2013 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components.

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • New look for Cadet leadership course

    May 14, 2013

    Cadet Command is revamping the training Cadets receive at the Leader Development and Assessment Course, to keep up with the fluidity of today's battlefield.

  • AMC commander shares thoughts on leadership with ALU graduates

    May 13, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, addressed the graduating students of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course May 10, at the U.S. Army Logistics University.

  • Army Training Network becomes more user friendly

    May 13, 2013

    New features on the Army Training Network website now make it easier for Soldiers and commanders to access vital training materials.

  • Carlisle Barracks holds change of command ceremony

    May 13, 2013

    Lt. Col. William McDonough formally relinquished command of the United States Army Garrison at Carlisle Barracks to Lt. Col. Kimberly Peeples May 10, during a change of command ceremony at the Wheelock Bandstand.

  • Major changes ahead for ROTC order of merit, branching processes

    May 13, 2013

    Order of merit rankings used to spell doom for some Cadets wanting popular branches. Changes to the list and the assessment process to take effect this fall are now giving them a better shot at landing their career field of choice.

  • Hungarian officer becomes 43rdinductee into Army War College International Hall of Fame

    May 10, 2013

    The War College leadership, student body, and faculty honored Gen. Tibor Benko, Chief of Defense of the Hungarian Defense Forces and USAWC 2001 graduate, with induction into the International Hall of Fame on Apr. 23 in Bliss Hall.

  • Brooks helps Louisville commission 17 new second lieutenants

    May 10, 2013

    Third Army commanding general offers advice, as well as a recipe for success.

  • Special Olympics return to Fort Jackson for 45th consecutive year

    May 9, 2013

    More than 1,200 Special Olympics athletes descended on Fort Jackson last weekend for this year's South Carolina Special Olympics summer games.

  • Female NCO makes history

    May 9, 2013

  • Commentary: Army strength begins with physical fitness

    May 9, 2013

  • Va. Cadet selected for Fulbright Scholarship Program

    May 9, 2013

    Emily Morrison of the University of Virginia will spend a year researching Tajikistan's search for a post-Soviet national identity.

  • Army Under Secretary: Fiscal challenges threaten readiness

    May 9, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discussed the impacts of the Army's current fiscal situation and highlighted the importance of support from the American public during the state of Washington's annual 9th Congressional District Day at the U.S. Capitol, May 9, 2013.

  • Israelis, MCoE share ideas, lessons learned

    May 8, 2013

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence, in support of the partnership between the United States and Israel, played host to a delegation from the Israeli Defense Force April 28 through May 1.

  • Leader shares thoughts with sustainers

    May 7, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, incoming U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, May 6, to highlight current training and material initiatives.

  • Future Soldiers Take Oath of Enlistment at Kentucky Derby

    May 6, 2013

    Forty Future Soldiers Swear in at Churchill Downs prior to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.

  • Building confidence with pugil-stick training

    May 6, 2013

    Near the end of Basic Combat Training, new Soldiers will spend a few hours facing off against each other in pugilstick bouts.

  • Former NFL star Herschel Walker shares his struggle with mental illness

    May 6, 2013

    Herschel Walker, Heisman trophy winner, professional athlete, businessman, and author, paced the stage of the Post Theater last week and spoke of the time he almost killed a man.

  • Francis Lewis back at national drill helm

    May 6, 2013

    A New York high school won the masters level unarmed division of the National High School Drill Team Championships, May 6, 2013, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Tenn. program overcomes challenge for national drill title

    May 4, 2013

    West Creek High School, the reigning 7th Brigade championship, wins the armed challenge level crown at the National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Field artillery training integrates women into combat specialties

    May 3, 2013

    The first class of female Soldiers joined A Battery, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, to learn the 13M, Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember military occupational specialty -- an MOS that was previously closed to women.

  • Commentary: Ordnance School instructor helps shape future

    May 3, 2013

    Commentary by the first female instructor in the 91M, Bradley Systems Maintainer Course.

  • Media heroes: First responders train up on Fort Leonard Wood

    May 2, 2013

    In recent weeks, first responders racing to neutralize hazardous chemical incidents, like the Boston bombing or the ricin-laced letter incident, have dominated the news -- and many of the military responders involved trained at Fort Leonard Wood.

  • First women Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) crewmembers graduate

    May 2, 2013

    The first class of female Soldiers in the 13M, Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember military occupation specialty, graduated Advanced Individual Training April 30, 2013, at Fort Sill. They are part of history as they enlisted in an MOS that was previously closed to women. Lt. Col. David Lewis, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, commander, said Pvt. Alexandra Seccareccio was the honor grad with a 100 percent average for the course, "raising the bar for all Soldiers."

  • Fort Leonard Wood's top NCO talks leadership

    May 2, 2013

    If you ask Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy how he got to where he is today as the top noncommissioned officer on Fort Leonard Wood, he would smile and tell you it's all about setting goals.

  • Aviators honor fallen Soldiers on ANZAC

    May 2, 2013

    A community of military Aviators from all over the world gathered April 25 at Veterans Park to celebrate Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day, a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, which is celebrated much like the American Memorial and Veterans' Days.

  • Skills-based training promotes lifelong learning for Army 2020

    May 1, 2013

    Troop redeployments from Afghanistan, force drawdown, force restructuring, and an evolving national security climate require the Army of 2020 to be diverse and adaptive and learn and respond faster than the enemy to "guarantee the agility, versatility and depth to prevent, shape and win," according to the 2012 Army Strategic Planning Guidance.

  • Logistics professional education: A reflective practitioner approach

    May 1, 2013

    The Army Logistics University (ALU) invites you to read and discuss "Logistics Professional Education: A Reflective Practitioner Approach," available at www.army.mil/armysustainment. I hope this draft white paper will provoke professional debate about logistics education both inside and outside our community.

  • NFL player, Reserve officer shares Army story

    May 1, 2013

    Before starting his second season in the NFL, Army Reserve 1st Lt. Collin Mooney embarked on a two-week tour of area schools to support Army recruiting. The Tennessee Titans' fullback visited 13 high schools across western Kentucky and middle Tennessee during his annual training period.

  • Maneuver Center of Excellence to use university model to maximize efficiency

    May 1, 2013

    Since the Armor and Infantry schools have been co-located at Fort Benning, Ga., the Maneuver School of Excellence plans to functionally realign its brigades to streamline brigade structure, maximize efficiency and reduce redundancy, while still maintaining branch-specific traditions, cultures and skills.

  • Soldiers prepare to face opposing forces in NIE 13.2

    May 1, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are preparing to conduct decisive action operations against an adaptive opposing force during Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, which is scheduled to start this month.

  • Transportation School relocates its field training

    May 1, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (A major training exercise of the Transportation School's 88N military occupational specialty course is scheduled to relocate to Fort Lee from Fort A.P. Hill in the coming weeks.

  • Carlisle Barracks Civilian of the Year honored at ceremony

    Apr 30, 2013

    James McNally, curator of art at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, was honored by Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, U.S. Army War College Commandant, as the Carlisle Barracks Civilian of the Year for 2012 during the Installation Awards Ceremony, Apr. 22 at the Letort View Community Center

  • Honoring a past president

    Apr 30, 2013

    Combined Arms Support Command personnel paid tribute to President James Monroe, the nation's 5th president, in a traditional wreath-laying ceremony held at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va., on April 28.

  • U.S. Special Operations Soldiers Render First Aid to Victims of The Boston Marathon

    Apr 30, 2013

    U.S. Soldiers react quickly to provide emergency first aid to victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

  • Raising the bar: Cadet vaults into record books

    Apr 29, 2013

    Ole Miss ROTC Cadet Sam Kendricks recorded the highest NCAA pole vault since 1998, and the collegiate organization's fifth-best ever.

  • 81st Regional Support Command tests their life-saving skills

    Apr 29, 2013

    Most Soldiers gain and sharpen their medical skills in a calm unrealistic training environment. However, that's not the case for Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Fort Knox among first to host master fitness mobile training team

    Apr 25, 2013

    Fort Knox, Ky., is among the first installations to host one of the Army's mobile training teams that travel among installations teaching the new Master Fitness Trainer Course.

  • Soldiers make moves to hit moving targets

    Apr 25, 2013

    Soldiers from 168th Brigade Support Battalion conducted convoy live-fire training April 17-18 on the East Range here. Its purpose was to train the Soldiers in convoy operations and battle drills during a logistical vehicle movement.

  • Ordnance School Soldier earns top Army safety award

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 25, 2013) -- A Fort Lee Soldier recently became a recipient of the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award.

  • 1-212th welcomes commander

    Apr 25, 2013

    As clouds filled the sky and rain threatened to soak Soldiers standing in formation, Fort Rucker welcomed the new commander of the 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment.

  • CGSC inducts new International Hall of Fame members

    Apr 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College inducted two graduates into its International Hall of Fame Thursday, April 25, at Fort Leavenworth's Lewis and Clark Center. The inductees are Gen. Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defence, the Netherlands, and Lt. Gen. Joseph Kasaon, Army Commander in Kenya. Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth and Commandant, Command and General Staff College, officiated the induction ceremony.

  • ADA Soldiers turn rubble into recreation

    Apr 25, 2013

    Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery refurbished a facility turning it into a fitness area.

  • Find field artillery archives with new online catalog

    Apr 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Field Artillery School archives are easier to search becasue of a new online catalog.

  • Army Engineer Regiment dedicates plaque to 317th Engineer Battalion

    Apr 25, 2013

    Alumni of the 317th Engineer Battalion, along with the Army Engineer Association and the U.S. Army Engineer School, conducted a plaque dedication ceremony April 18 for engineer Soldiers who served the 317th Engineer Battalion with dedication and honor.

  • The 80th Training Command's 2013 best warriors

    Apr 24, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 23, 2013) -- Two Soldiers assigned to the 100th Training Division (Operational Support) won top honors at this year's 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 16-21.

  • Michigan State administrator earns command's top individual honor

    Apr 23, 2013

    Michael Kolar is the latest recipient of the prestigious Gen. William E. DePuy Award, given annually for support of Army ROTC.

  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Furlough seminars help people manage finances

    Apr 22, 2013

    With the upcoming furloughs looming, it's important for people on Fort Rucker to be certain about how they manage their finances in uncertain times, and the installation has a program in place to make sure that its civil service members are properly educated.

  • Downed aircraft radio communication training translates to life or death

    Apr 22, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - What do you do when your helicopter crashes, and armed civilians are rapidly approaching and firing small arms fire in your direction? In this instance, your ability to make speedy decisions, as well as quickly employ your communication gear is of life or death consequence.

  • Penn State second at Sandhurst

    Apr 20, 2013

    Three Cadet Command programs finished in the top 10, making this the most successful year for Army ROTC teams since they started competing in 1992.

  • IG recommends getting 'back to basics,' values

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Similar to the restructuring in early the 1990s, our Army is transforming from one in conflict to a peacetime force. This is not an easy transition and requires patience, understanding and dedication to the Army's Values. As funding, available personnel and resources contract, we will all be tempted to cut corners and find the easiest way of conducting business. This easier way is not always the best option. We need to ensure we are always doing what is right.

  • Under Secretary recognizes 'game changers'

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., presented a coin to Sgt. 1st Class Devera Martin, Deployment and Deployment Systems Department noncommissioned officer in charge, Combined Arms Support Command, for her "game changer" service April 18.

  • Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA

    Apr 19, 2013

    Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.

  • Sandhurst Competition gets under way

    Apr 19, 2013

    Live fires highlighted the opening day of the annual Sandhurst Competition, an international event pitting 58 teams in a variety of Soldier tasks aimed at testing participants physically and mentally, held at West Point, N.Y.

  • Chief of Ordnance enters general officer ranks

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 18, 2013) -- Speaking at his promotion ceremony Friday that drew about 200 guests, Brig. Gen. Edward M. Daly relayed an oft-told account about the late Yankees baseball great Joe DiMaggio:

  • Giving back: R2R helps Soldiers recover

    Apr 18, 2013

    When a Soldier gets injured on the battlefield, sometimes it can leave scars that aren't always seen by the human eye. Often times, Soldiers tend to hide battlefield scars because they don't want their fellow Soldiers to think of them differently. Ride2Recovery helps to heal those scars. Sgt. 1st Class Corey Edwards, a Soldier with Company B, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade uses R2R as an outlet to heal some of his scars. In June 2011, while attached to the 365th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, Edwards's vehicle was hit by a improvised explosive device while on convoy in Shindand, Afghanistan. Edwards suffered from a torn meniscus in his knee and a broken hand.

  • Fires Battle Lab takes DA-level awards

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Fires Center of Excellence Battle Lab at Fort Sill garnered team and individual Department of Army awards for modeling and simulations experimentation for fiscal 2012. The team develops software programs that help provide military leaders data and analysis for advanced combat planning and strategy.

  • Young officers learn drill lesson

    Apr 18, 2013

    Some of the Army's newest officers got a refresher course last week in basic drill and ceremony procedures.

  • Training, experience saves lifes at hand grenade range

    Apr 18, 2013

    The M67 hand grenade is a simple, but effective tool. Engineered to supplement small arms fire against enemies in close combat, the M67 has a lethal radius of 5 meters and can project fragments as far as 200 meters.

  • Green Initiative Day activities encourage ingenuity in recycling

    Apr 18, 2013

    None of the boats looked like they would float for very long, much less win any races. Most of them finished, though, despite being made out of used condiment containers, wooden pallets, kiddie pools and anything else that could be made to hold water, however temporarily.

  • 1-17th Field Artillery honors its volunteers

    Apr 18, 2013

    More than 20 service members and civilians with 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery were awarded for their volunteer service April 10, 2013, at the battalion's conference room.

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army's under secretary said with sequestration in place and deep cuts requested, the Army is concerned about how it can train, equip and sustain Soldiers to be ready when called upon.

  • Simply the best: RTB team wins 2013 Best Ranger

    Apr 17, 2013

    Sgts. 1st Class Raymond Santiago and Timothy Briggs of the Ranger Training Brigade took top honors in the 30th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, and were each presented with a Colt pistol and induction into the Order of St. Maurice during the official awards ceremony Monday at Marshall Auditorium. Retired Gen. Colin Powell, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, was the guest speaker at Monday's ceremony, and he took the time to commend the 24 finishing teams for their show of endurance.

  • 2013 BRC takes its toll on competitors

    Apr 17, 2013

    The 30th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition saw 49 teams start the competition at Friday's opening ceremonies, but by the end of Sunday's four-mile buddy run, only 24 teams were left standing. The competition is known for the grueling endurance test it provides, and this year was no different.

  • Armor chief gets star

    Apr 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Armor School's commandant was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony Friday at the Fort Benning Conference Center. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, the 47th chief of Armor, arrived in August 2012. As commandant, Laughlin is responsible for all facets of Armor training, including proponency for all doctrine, policies and responsibilities that relate to the Armor force.

  • NFL athletes visit 316th Cavalry Brigade

    Apr 17, 2013

    A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals and Akeem Dent of the Atlanta Falcons, both former University of Georgia standouts, said they wanted to make the trip to Fort Benning to learn more about what goes into a Soldier's daily routine.