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  • Cadet Command recognizes top performers for 2012

    May 24, 2012

    The U.S. Army Cadet Command has recognized 13 individuals for their contributions to training excellence, and their roles in furthering the Command's dual missions of preparing the next generation of the Army's leaders as well as a new generation of productive, responsible citizens.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab assesses vehicles to develop Army ground combat vehicle

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 23, 2012) -- The Maneuver Battle Lab is wrapping up the second phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle Non Developmental Vehicle assessments, which has Soldiers from Fort Benning's experimentation force conducting platoon-level operations on five different platforms.

  • End of an Era

    May 23, 2012

    Last Vietnam Veteran Recruiter to Retire.

  • Training Beyond the Basics

    May 23, 2012

    Partnering with Drill Serbeants to Add Realistic Dimension.

  • MCoE names top warriors from annual competition

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three names stood out from among the rest during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition -- Staff Sgt. Cesar Ruiz, Sgt. Brenden Shannon and Spc. Jesse Jacklyn. They were dubbed the Maneuver Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year, NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year, respectively, at Friday's award ceremony.

  • Armor branch aims to get more Ranger tabs for scouts

    May 23, 2012

    Now that the Armor School has planted new roots in the Maneuver Center of Excellence, it has a new mission: get more Cavalry scouts into Ranger School.

  • IBOLC executes combined-arms live fire, company attack

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Like countless cycles of classes before them, students in the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course successfully completed a live fire followed by a company attack exercise last week on post. Unlike any before them, the missions were combined-arms endeavors conducted at the tank-accessible Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex.

  • Captains Career Course undergoing change

    May 23, 2012

    The Army is currently in the process of redesigning part of a component of the Officer Education System to better meet the requirements of an expeditionary force.

  • Executive officer class offered at Fort Leonard Wood

    May 23, 2012

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood will hold the first quarterly Executive Officer Course June 5-6 for Soldiers holding junior and senior executive officer positions.

  • Special Victims Unit: Memory plays key role in sexual assault cases

    May 23, 2012

    In order to help sexual assault victims and hold offenders accountable, there must be an understanding of the factors involved during a sexual assault, as well as what constitutes the act. Sexual assault cases are lost many times because people do not understand the actions of the victim. Victims do not act as society expects them to act when faced with a sexual assault, which is why 30 CID Special Agents and Staff Judge Advocate personnel attended the advanced sexual assault investigation training course held by the Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division May 14 to 25 at the U.S. Army Military Police School.

  • Storm warning: National Weather Service teaches Fort Leonard Wood leaders about Missouri hazardous w

    May 23, 2012

    Looking into the sky and knowing what you are observing can mean the difference between life and death -- especially if it's severe weather. That's why the Springfield Office of the National Weather Service presented a severe weather briefing during Fort Leonard Wood's annual Safety Day on May 16.

  • Anti-drinking and driving campaign visits Fort Leonard Wood

    May 23, 2012

    They call themselves the "shock jocks of anti-drunk driving." As part of the 100 Days of Summer safety campaign, the Save a Life Tour was on Fort Leonard Wood to present it's high-impact alcohol awareness program to troops.

  • McHugh: Language, culture vital for future missions

    May 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh said that language and culture skills are critical for the successful accomplishment of missions overseas today and in the future, during a visit to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, May 21, 2012.

  • Shooter targets Olympic Trials after gold medal performance in Italy

    May 22, 2012

    Three-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, used some of that knowledge and claimed a gold medal at the Italy Rifle and Pistol World Cup May 17, 2012, in Milan.

  • National Safety Month--public service announcement video

    May 22, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and here's a tool to support your safety program and get the message out. It features Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Professionally produced by USACR/Safety Center video producers, it's a :30 WMV format. Thanks for all you do. Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC hosted a coalition interoperability experiment May 10-18, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade and below, prevent fratricide and extend continuity of operations.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers attend Olympic Media Summit

    May 21, 2012

    Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit got a glimpse into their future as they participated in the United States Olympic Committee's Media Summit, May 13-15, 2012, in Dallas.

  • Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development process

    May 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

  • Army Leaders salute National Safety Month

    May 21, 2012

    During the past several years, our Army has reduced preventable accidents to near peacetime levels. This amazing success has been achieved despite the high operations tempo of our continuing missions overseas, proving once again the diligence and dedication of American Soldiers. We commend you for your hard work in making safety a top priority, both on and off duty.

  • Safety first for Memorial Day!

    May 21, 2012

    Memorial Day is among the most revered of holidays in our Army. We remember those who have fallen before us, and during this era of persistent conflict, honor the memory of those now absent from our formations. Thank you for your continued service, which ensures their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

  • Medal of Honor recipient honored during 200th Ordnance Corps anniversary celebration

    May 21, 2012

    A Medal of Honor recipient was honored May 17 as part of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' 200th anniversary celebration. A large crowd turned out to view the U.S. Army Ordnance School's parade field dedication ceremony here in honor of Maj. Hulon B. Whittington, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions that occurred on July 29, 1944, while attached to the 41st Armored Infantry, 2nd Armored Division, near Grimesnil, France.

  • Experts meet to discuss COIN manual revision

    May 21, 2012

    More than 200 military practitioners and civilian counterinsurgency theorists, academicians, and representatives from civilian research institutions met at Fort Leavenworth May 8-11 to provide input to the Counterinsurgency Center's revision of the Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual. Their collective thoughts, ideas and recommendations will shape the first draft of the revised Army Field Manual 3-24/Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-33.5, "Counterinsurgency."

  • Ordnance Corps inducts 12 into Hall of Fame

    May 21, 2012

    U.S. Army Ordnance Corps inducts 12 into Hall of Fame May 16.

  • Ordnance Corps marks 200-year legacy

    May 18, 2012

    As part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, a range training complex at Fort Lee, Va., was dedicated May 16, 2012, in honor of Lt. Col. Harry M. "Bulldog" Downer, who gave more than 40 years of service to the nation.

  • Marines support 1-1 Cav. during NIE 12.2

    May 18, 2012

    MCGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- It's not unusual to find Soldiers taking advantage of downtime during a field training exercise by playing a game of cards, but it often does not involve Soldiers playing cards with Marines. http://www.dvidshub.net/news/88060/marines-support-1-1-cav-during-nie-122#.T7angBwyzEk The add media function is not allowing you to upload any content. The link provided will let you go to the supporting photos for this story.

  • Special Forces Soldiers graduate qualification training; honor green beret with Soldier's Medal

    May 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Special Forces regiment welcomed more than 120 men into its brotherhood during a Special Forces Qualification Course graduation ceremony May 17 in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • 31st ADA sweeps Blackjack Warrior Week

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Eight 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers won all eight individual areas of expertise at Blackjack Warrior Week April 30 through May 4 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • ATS conference highlights issues

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers, employees and leaders of the Air Traffic Services community came together on Fort Rucker for the 2012 Air Traffic Services Leaders Conference May 7-12.

  • Forgiveness heals wounds from home invasion

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Former Oklahoma state Sen. Brooks Douglass was the guest speaker for the Commanding General's National Prayer Luncheon May 11 at the Fort Sill Patriot Club. Douglass shared the story of his life and the struggles he faced to come back from a brutal home invasion that claimed the lives of his parents and nearly ended his life and that of this younger sister.

  • 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade: A history 1988-2012

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (17 May 2012) -- The 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade will be redesignated as the 30th ADA Brigade May 18 here.

  • Fort Lee Soldier earns coveted medical badge

    May 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- Soldiers use a variety of approaches to defeat the various training challenges put before them during the course of their military careers.

  • Basic weapons safety class offered

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Because of an increase in privately owned weapon accidents here, and with AAFES now selling firearms at the Main Exchange, Fort Sill safety officials began offering a basic weapons safety class.

  • Fort Leonard Wood ACS shows spouses appreciation

    May 17, 2012

    Friday was a day of pampering, fun and learning for military spouses, as Fort Leonard Wood's Army Community Service hosted a Military Spouse Appreciation Day event.

  • This We'll Defend: Training tomorrow's Army demands time, energy, leadership

    May 17, 2012

    The world of a drill sergeant is multi-faceted and always changing. Every Basic Combat Training cycle, they're faced with new challenges, new civilians to shape into successful warriors -- and each drill sergeant has their own way of doing that.

  • 3-60th NCO receives Army safety award

    May 17, 2012

    A Fort Jackson Soldier received the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety in the noncommissioned officer category Monday.

  • MPs change approach to sexual assault investigations

    May 17, 2012

    Brenda had known Tom for years. He was always willing to help with mechanical issues or heavy lifting when her husband was in the field or on deployment. Tom seemed like an ideal neighbor. Brenda would never have imagined she would be a victim of sexual assault at the hands of her trusted friend -- Tom.

  • Presidio opens gates to public for DLIFLC Language Day

    May 17, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For more than 30 years the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center here has been opening its doors annually in May to showcase the diversity of cultures that exist behind the languages they teach.

  • Fort Bliss tank crew captures Sullivan Cup

    May 16, 2012

    Fort Bliss tank crew wins inaugural Sullivan Cup, earns title of Army's best tankers. A look at the top five finishers (with point total) in the 2012 Sullivan Cup, which began May 7 and ends Thursday at Fort Benning: Champion -- 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas: Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Dilling, Sgt. Zach Shaffer, Pfc. Mark Backer and Pfc. Kyle Braun (719.5) Runner-up -- 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas: Sgt. 1st Class Oscar Ayala, Sgt. Owen Zechman, Spc. Sam Garcia and Spc. Jason Dickens (712.7) 3) 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood: Staff Sgt. Lou Rodriguez, Sgt. Roman Villareal, Pfc. Robert Reyna and Spc. Joseph Henry (703.5) 4) 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Benning: Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hansford, Staff Sgt. Edwin Rodriguez, Pfc. Jarod Birkett and Spc. Brian Blanchette (700.6) 5) 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Fort Benning: Sgt. 1st Class John Swalley, Sgt. William Freincle, Pfc. Dylan Robertson and Pfc. Milan Savich (690.9)

  • Fort Benning Soldiers aim for Best Warrior

    May 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 16, 2012) -- The 2012 Best Warrior competition got under way Monday as 16 Soldiers endure a four-day event that will determine the Maneuver Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year, NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year. All three will be announced Friday at an awards ceremony at the Benning Conference Center, and each winner will have the opportunity to represent the MCoE at the TRADOC level competitions.

  • Ranger named Army's premier paralegal

    May 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 16, 2012) -- A Fort Benning Soldier has been named the Army's top junior enlisted paralegal specialist. Staff Sgt. Raymond Richardson Jr. of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, is the 2012 Sergeant Eric L. Coggins Award for Excellence recipient. He was honored Friday during a ceremony at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Next month, Richardson will receive the award from Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, the Judge Advocate General, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

  • Olympians build 'foundation' at Fort Bennning's Audie Murphy Fitness Center

    May 16, 2012

    If Dremiel Byers and Spenser Mango win medals for Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2012 Olympic Games this summer in London, they may look back on two weeks of CrossFit training as a key to their success. Byers and Mango, along with fellow wrestlers from the World Class Athlete Program, paid a visit to Fort Benning from Colorado Springs, Colo., to train at the newly renovated Audie Murphy Fitness Center. Out of six available berths, Byers and Mango are two of three WCAP wrestlers who will represent Team USA in London.

  • Cadets bring the heat to Rapid Equipping Force

    May 16, 2012

    The team of Class of 2012 Cadets Jacob Baxter, Luke Grant, Jake Young and Isaac Melnick placed first in the inaugural Rapid Equipping Force Grand Challenge, following the presentations and judging May 7, 2012.

  • Doctrine Strategy

    May 16, 2012

  • Recruiting adapts to build tomorrow's Army

    May 16, 2012

  • NCO battles cancer while studying to be a sergeant major

    May 16, 2012

  • Fort Lee moms celebrate at White House

    May 15, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2012) -- Four Fort Lee Soldier moms received an invitation of a lifetime recently when they and their children were selected to attend the 2012 White House Mother's Day Tea with first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden on May 10.

  • 'Troops to Trucks' initiative kicks off at Fort Lee

    May 15, 2012

    The military and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles are joining forces to help qualified servicemembers receive transportation-related civilian credentialing. During the Association of the United States Army Sustainment Symposium May 10, Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, Combined Arms Support Command commanding general, accepted a certificate from DMV Commissioner Rick Holcombe designating Fort Lee as a third-party testing site for the "Troops to Trucks" program.

  • 'Warrior Ride' comes to Carlisle Barracks

    May 15, 2012

    Carlisle Barracks, Army War College and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leadership met with wounded warriors who were taking part in a "Warrior Ride" May 10 when they stopped at the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC). Warrior Ride is a nonprofit organization that supports wounded veterans with adaptive bicycles for recreation and rehabilitation.

  • Former enlisted Soldier hears the call to re-join the Army as an officer

    May 15, 2012

    Five years after he left the U.S. Army, former enlisted Soldier Don Gomez decided to re-join and become an Army officer. Now a second lieutenant after graduating from Officer Candidate School (OCS), Gomez says he wanted to come back because he missed the camaraderie and adventure of being in the Army.

  • Coach, teach, mentor - Sgts. Maj. style

    May 15, 2012

    Coach, teach, mentor - Sgts. Maj. style

  • ROTC grad makes inspirational return to Eastern Kentucky University

    May 14, 2012

    Even after losing his left foot in an improvised explosive device explosion, 2nd Lt. Josh Pitcher wasn't about to let the injury keep him from seeing his fiancee receive her college degree.

  • Army champion shooter embraces view from the top

    May 14, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner recently won his fourth consecutive United States Practical Shooting Association Multi-gun National Championship in Las Vegas and his fifth overall.

  • Leaders say Network Integration Evaluation improving Army acquisition

    May 14, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips, military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, stressed the value of the Network Integration Evaluation construct to obtain Soldier feedback and rapidly field network equipment to meet their needs, during a visit to White Sands Missile Range, N.M., last week.

  • Top acquisition official visits network evaluation, emphasizes science, technology

    May 13, 2012

    Army Acquisition Executive Heidi Shyu praised the ongoing Network Integration Evaluation and stressed the importance of blending science and technology into the modernization strategy while meeting with program managers, Soldiers and service leaders May 11, 2012, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Military Teen Talk: Perspective on the life of a military child

    May 11, 2012

    The life of a military child can be much more of a hassle than that of the average child.

  • McHugh to USASMA students: 'You are a testament to the value of the NCO Corps'

    May 11, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh addressed Class 62 of the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, May 8, 2012.

  • TRADOC recognizes selfless commitment of public service employees

    May 11, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Leaders of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, stood side by side to recognize 40 public service employees with a total of more than 1,300 years of federal service during the Annual Public Service Recognition Ceremony held the morning of May 3 at Jacobs Theater.

  • Tankers compete for inaugural Sullivan Cup at Fort Benning

    May 10, 2012

    Four-man tank crews from installations all over the world are putting their precision gunnery skills to the test this week at Fort Benning, Ga., for a chance to be called the Army's best.

  • Reception battalion dedicates new complex

    May 10, 2012

    30th AG Battalion (Reception) was dedicated to Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude, who was killed Sept. 11, 2001, during the attack on the Pentagon. All Soldiers entering the Army for training at Fort Benning, one station unit or basic, will process through the Maude Reception Complex. Maude's wife, Teri, said her husband was all about Soldiers and the complex being named for him would "tickle" him.

  • Patton's grandson discusses leadership

    May 10, 2012

    "I haven't missed a meal or heard a shot fired in anger, and my dad reminded me of that every morning," said Benjamin Patton, a documentary filmmaker in New York. "I'm able to do the things I do because of folks like you, so the first thing I'd like to do is just say 'thank you.'" Benjamin Patton said he never served himself but was raised in an Army household. He now works with Soldiers affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and recently wrote a book titled, "Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes, History and Family Wisdom."

  • NCO organizes bone marrow drive

    May 10, 2012

    Wednesday at the Basic Training Museum, the Main Exchange and at Moncrief Army Community Hospital. Soldiers were on hand to answer questions and educate potential donors about the program.

  • McDonald new FCoE/Sill Commanding General

    May 10, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers and civilians welcomed Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald as their new commanding general during a change of command ceremony May 4 at the Old Post Quadrangle.

  • Fires Seminar set for May 14-18

    May 10, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The 2012 Fires Seminar runs May 14-18 at Cameron University and Fort Sill. About 700 people are expected to attend the annual seminar, which is the summit of the field artillery and air defense artillery communities.

  • Army service ends; NFL career begins

    May 10, 2012

    He is trading in his camouflage uniform for a blue one. Although his biggest goal is about to come true, 1st Lt. Collin Mooney, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, is reminiscent about leaving the Army to play football for the Tennessee Titans.

  • 40th MP Bn. conducts mass re-enlistment

    May 10, 2012

    Re-enlisting the Army has become tougher with more rigid standards, so leaders of the 40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion, 15th Military Police Brigade, arranged to have a Medal of Honor recipient conduct a re-enlistment ceremony for about 60 of the battalion's Soldiers May 3.

  • New CGSC elective course focuses on preventing atrocities

    May 10, 2012

    The year-old Genocide and Mass Atrocity Studies Program was formulated after the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act provided funding to educate officers about the prevention of genocide, said Jim Thomas, Department of Command and Leadership, Command and General Staff College. About 90 students have benefited from the focused elective program, which includes required courses on mass atrocity response operations and war crimes, as well as courses on military issues with refugees and displaced persons, peace operations, stability operations and other related issues. Students who complete the program, and achieve a master of military arts and science degree on a related topic, qualify for a new U.S. Army Personal Development Skill Identifier, Code E9C, Genocide Prevention.

  • Stories of strength, heroism shared at "Inspiration to Serve" Tour

    May 10, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (May 10, 2012) -- "Today, I get to talk about my father," Col. John Graham, West Point's chief scientist, began to tell Class of 2014 cadets. Graham was nearly six years old when his father, Capt. John M. Graham, a Class of 1964 graduate, was killed in action. Still, there were many stories he could tell and lessons to impart on the cadets. "How do I know so many stories about my father? From his classmates," Graham said. During the 7th annual "Inspiration to Serve" Cemetery Tour May 3, Graham said the Class of 1964 continues to care for his family to this day--from birthdays and graduations to weddings and other significant family events.

  • 412th TEC in Africa, talks capabilities and future engagements with local engineers

    May 10, 2012

    Maj. Justin Kilpatrick and Sgt. 1st Class Anna Allatt 412th Theater Engineer Command, G3 Operations, recently returned from an important trip to Africa where they discussed command capabilities and future training missions with local engineers in Chad and the Central African Republic April 15-29, 2012.

  • FA generations reunite at Fort Sill

    May 10, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Aged eyes scan the range May 3, as 1st Lt. Joshua Overstreet tells the crowd to put in protective hearing. A veteran suggests he simply take out his hearing aid. Rounds collided with Blockhouse Signal Mountain as generations of Soldiers from the World War II era through Vietnam gathered underneath a tent at MowWay Observation Point.

  • Warrant officer conference plans way ahead

    May 10, 2012

    Warrant officer conference plans way ahead

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter wins gold at World Cup

    May 9, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, added another milestone to an already stellar 2012, winning a gold medal in Men's Double Trap at the Lonato (Italy) World Cup, May 5, 2012.

  • Fort Leonard Wood combatives tournament crowns top fighters

    May 9, 2012

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood conducted a post-level combatives tournament last week. Preliminaries were held May 3-4 at Shea Gym, with the final event at Davidson Fitness Center May 5.

  • This We'll Defend: Path to becoming drill sergeant offers challenges, rewards

    May 9, 2012

    They are the "Men in Black" of the military profession. Masters of all combat skills, yet often behind the scenes of the military stage, drill sergeants have one mission: to transform civilian volunteers into battle-ready Soldiers.

  • Traveling trainer schools Fort Leonard Wood troops on IEDs

    May 9, 2012

    It may look like Nutter Field House's parking lot has been converted into a tractor trailer rest area of sorts, but the four containers staged there are parked there for another reason -- their contents are saving lives. The Mobile Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer is a four trailer, non-Military Occupational Specialty specific training set that gives troops the basic tools to recognize IEDs and related threats.

  • Recognizing excellence

    May 9, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4 (Logistics), speaks with Combined Arms Support Command employees from the Sustainment Knowledge Network and Transportation School's Deployment Process Modernization Office about their work in support of the Rapid Expeditionary Deployment Initiative.

  • 'Heart of Armor School' named for Army legend

    May 9, 2012

    316th Cavalry Brigade's General Instruction Building was formally dedicated as Patton Hall during a ceremony Wednesday in honor of Gen. George S. Patton Jr. Bronze plaques also were unveiled for seven other buildings at the unit complex in tribute to influential Armor and Cavalry Soldiers who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

  • Army Logistics University class supports wounded warriors with relay

    May 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 9, 2012) -- Students and instructors from the Command Logistics Officer Course here teamed up to complete a 200-mile journey called the American Odyssey Relay April 27-28.

  • MCoE Combatives Tournament: 198th earns eight All-Army slots

    May 9, 2012

    The 198th Infantry Brigade dominated the field Friday at the Maneuver Center of Excellence Combatives Tournament -- earning eight slots to the U.S. Army Combatives Championships in July at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • TRADOC Liaison Officer receives Polish jump wings, reconnects with his roots

    May 8, 2012

    KRAKOW, POLAND -- A visit to the prestigious 6th Airborne Brigade by Lt. Col. Jerzy Zubr, TRADOC Liaison Officer to Spain, Portugal, and Poland, April 18-20, to discuss future TRADOC cooperation proposals culminated with a presentation to Zubr of the Polish army Parachute Badge.

  • Defense secretary visits Fort Benning

    May 7, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the Maneuver Center of Excellence May 4, 2012, where he observed training and leaders and observed training across the installation and addressed about 1,300 troops from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team in an all-hands session.

  • TRADOC Instructors of the Year announced during fourth Annual Army Learning Summit

    May 7, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Seven Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command were recognized as Instructors of the Year and presented awards by Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC's commanding general during the fourth Annual Army Learning Summit May 3 at the TRADOC Headquarters on Fort Eustis.

  • Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers' load

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier's load by developing smaller and lighter batteries. Scientists and engineers are unburdening the Soldier, increasing maneuverability, reducing fatigue, and cutting time needed for battery re-charging.

  • Two Army JROTC drill teams snag runner-up trophies

    May 7, 2012

    Francis Lewis High School of New York, and Smith Cotton High School of Missouri, shined at the National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • South Carolina Cadet inspires others at national meet

    May 6, 2012

    One freshman JROTC participant in this weekend's National High School Drill Team Championships has been a standout among the thousands of students who have come from across the country to compete.

  • Army teams find success in drill meet, despite no national title

    May 5, 2012

    Army JROTC drill teams came up short in winning an overall championship in the challenge division of the national drill meet Saturday. But Cadets who competed still found reason to celebrate.

  • Third Army/ARCENT commander swears in cadets

    May 4, 2012

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, swears in cadets from the University of South Carolina Army Reserve Officer Training Corps during a commissioning ceremony May 3. During the ceremony 20 cadets were sworn into the Army as second lieutenants.

  • Fires Center and Fort Sill welcomes new commanding general

    May 4, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (4 May 2012) -- Photo from the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general's change of command ceremony.

  • Army JROTC to compete for national drill championships

    May 4, 2012

    After two of its programs won national drill titles last year, the Army looks to repeat that performance as the annual event takes place this weekend in Daytona Beach, Fla. Leading the way is Army nationals champ Douglas MacArthur High School, of San Antonio.

  • Amputee speaks on resilience

    May 3, 2012

    In 2005, Kyle Maynard said he was just going through the motions as a motivational speaker. Born a congenital amputee -- with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees -- he shot to national fame after capturing a state high school wrestling title in metro Atlanta, setting weightlifting records and overcoming major obstacles in what he calls the "pursuit of normalcy."

  • Fort Jackson names top drill sergeant

    May 3, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Heilman, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, was named Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant of the Year in a ceremony April 26 at the Officers' Club.

  • CG outlines Seven B's of command philosophy

    May 3, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Bryan T. Rorberts, Fort Jackson's commanding general, outlines the "Seven B's" of his command philosophy.

  • SSI warrant officer named TRADOC top instructor

    May 3, 2012

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Troy Skaggs, an instructor with the Soldier Support Institute's Human Resource Management Qualification Course at the Adjutant General School, was named TRADOC Instructor/Facilitator of the Year in the warrant officer category.

  • Drill sergeant surge keeps mission on track

    May 3, 2012

    Fort Jackson has called up dozens of Reservists to instruct Soldiers in training during the summer. The Army is legally obliged to provide one drill sergeant for every 20 Soldiers, but that ratio is increasingly difficult to reach during the summer because of seasonal surges in Initial Entry Training Soldiers expected to arrive at Fort Jackson.

  • Hero dog: After 170 combat patrols, K-9 lives a life of leisure

    May 3, 2012

    These days, Gabe lives a life of leisure, spending most of his days snoozing on the couch. A few years ago, his time was spent working under the scorching Iraq sun, trying to find explosives, ammunition and other weapons before they could be used against him.

  • Fires Center CG shares his pride for Fort Sill

    May 3, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (3 May 2012) -- Maj. Gen. David Halverson, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general, met with the Cannoneer April 27, for an exit interview before his next assignment as deputy CG/chief of staff of TRADOC.

  • Soldiers perform CPR, help to save chaplain

    May 3, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 3, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. José Lozano can't explain the thought process that recently motivated him and others to perform actions that helped someone to continue on with his life.

  • TRADOC video teleconferencing update and tips

    May 3, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command G6 Video Teleconference Team strives to provide the command and staff with the best video teleconferencing capability employed across the Army.

  • Soldiers vie for infantry expertise

    May 3, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (3 May 2012) -- Twenty-four infantrymen tested for the coveted Expert Infantry Badge during a weeklong competition.

  • Ground breaking at U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    May 3, 2012

    Ground breaking ceremonies for an expansion of Building 4905, headquarters of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, were conducted May 3, 2012.

  • Brig. Gen. James T. Williams takes command of 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

    May 2, 2012

    CHICOPEE, Mass. - Brig. Gen. James T. Williams, a resident of Monroe County, Georgia, takes command of 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, following a change of command ceremony held April 22, 2012 here at Westover Air Reserve Base.

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