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  • Hammack talks sustainability considerations for senior leaders with Army War College students

    May 31, 2012

    U.S. Army War College students discussed sustainability considerations for senior leaders and the Army Net Zero program with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, the Hon. Katherine Hammack, during the capstone lecture in an elective class here.

  • Army Gold Book authors visit Fort Benning

    May 30, 2012

    Bruce Shahbaz and Lt. Col. Thomas Denzler, who released "Generating Health and Discipline in the Force -- Ahead of the Strategic Reset 2012" earlier this year, offered potential solutions to challenges facing Soldiers and Family members during a discussion with installation leaders and the heads of various support agencies. After more than a decade of war in two theaters, the Gold Book was written as a thorough assessment of what the Army has learned about physical and behavioral health conditions, disciplinary problems and remaining gaps in policy, the authors said. The report serves as a resource for leaders, policymakers, commanders and service providers as they work together to address the unique and difficult issues that lie ahead.

  • Inducting New NCO

    May 30, 2012

  • Ceremony recognizes Fort Benning's top volunteers

    May 30, 2012

    More than 50 volunteers and organizations were honored at the Volunteer Awards Ceremony May 22 at the Benning Conference Center's Supper Club. Starla De Saussure, Fort Benning's Army Volunteer Corps program manager, presented Fort Benning Garrison Commander Col. Jeffrey Fletcher with a check worth $1.9 million. The check reflected the more than 89,500 hours of volunteer service for Fort Benning. Each hour was valued at $21.79.

  • Utility company employees take on installation commmunity service projects

    May 30, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 30, 2012) -- More than two dozen Dominion Virginia Power employees participated in two projects at Fort Lee May 23 as part of the corporation's early salute to Memorial Day, military personnel, veterans and their Families. In a single day, power company volunteers carried out projects at 26 sites in 10 states as part of its Dominion Engergizing Comm

  • NCO Recruits Soldier to Fill Reserve Unit Vacancy She Left When She Became a Recruiter

    May 29, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Kelly Ernst enlisted in the Army Reserve as an Ammunition Supply Specialist in August 2010. Little did she know that one day she would be the one who would recruit her replacement in her reserve unit or that it would be someone she babysat before enlisting.

  • Following in his Father's Boots

    May 29, 2012

    Alexander Eck is following his father's career path to Fort Benning, Ga., to become an Infantryman.

  • West Point Class of 2012 marches in Graduation Parade

    May 28, 2012

    The Class of 2012 arrived on the Plain on the morning of May 25, 2012, for the graduation parade, their final one as cadets before commissioning the next day.

  • Deployed troops honor their fallen in Memorial Day service on Bagram Airfield

    May 28, 2012

    The 1st Infantry Division headquarters marked its first Memorial Day deployed to Afghanistan with a ceremony on Bagram Airfield, May 28. The Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Combined Joint Task Force-1 presided over the ceremony, addressing an audience of Afghan, U.S. and NATO service members.

  • Army's oldest NCO Academy graduates newest warrior leaders in Europe

    May 25, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Multi-national students of Warrior Leader Course Class 08-12 graduated during a ceremony held at the 7th Army Non-commissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 24.

  • TRADOC deputy commanding general recognizes Wounded Warrior mentors

    May 25, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (May 25, 2012) -- Recruits join the Army and transition from civilians to Soldiers with the help and mentoring of instructors and experienced Soldiers; however, Soldiers leaving the Army need the same support when they transition back to civilian life.

  • Females proud to wear Sapper tab

    May 25, 2012

    Women are not allowed to serve in certain combat occupations -- but that's not stopping female engineers from taking on the grueling 28-day Sapper Leader Course, becoming Sapper qualified and wearing the coveted Sapper tab.

  • Army Secretary impressed with cyber studies program at Naval Postgraduate School

    May 24, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh visited the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., May 21, 2012, and got his own education on what the school offers the military and how the Army benefits from the educational opportunities provided at this international and joint educational institution.

  • Road blocks don't end at the front gate

    May 24, 2012

    George Watson, Sr., a former Tech. SGT with the Tuskegee Airmen, points out a photo of himself in President Obama's inaugural book to Sgt. Samuel Conrad of the 326th MPAD during an interview in Watson's home on February 21, 2012.

  • Captains Career Course undergoing change

    May 24, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va, (May 24, 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.

  • Memorial Day not just for barbecues, beach fun

    May 24, 2012

    On Monday, May 28, many from this community will join me at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery to honor those members of our Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Memorial Day, for many Americans, marks the unofficial start of summer with backyard barbecues, a trip to the lake or just relaxing and enjoying a long weekend. But for many of us, Memorial Day holds a much deeper meaning.

  • ATSCOM, 164th TAOG gets new commander

    May 24, 2012

    Soldiers and Families said their goodbyes as Fort Rucker bid farewell to one of its commanders and welcomed a new commander to the Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group.

  • 187th instructors reach for top level

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson is close to adding three more master level instructors to its ranks at the 187th Ordnance Battalion's Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School.

  • AER campaign raises more than $100,000

    May 24, 2012

    During the Army Emergency Relief campaign members of the Fort Rucker community have played their share of golf and witnessed high-ranking officials arrested -- all for the sake of raising money to support Soldiers.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 24, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army Leaders are asking Soldiers at all levels to use this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to safety.

  • Event lets Aviation spouses earn their wings

    May 24, 2012

    They started the day with little military training, but by the end of it, they had earned their wings by completing four different exercises May 18 during Fort Rucker's fourth Aviation Spouse Day.

  • For Red Cross volunteer, helping is everything

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Claire Paige Zeigler starts off each week filing prescriptions Mondays at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, a volunteer position she has held since 2003.

  • Post celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • Fort Jackson gets Army Strong

    May 24, 2012

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., participated in the post's annual Strongman Competition to see who was the strongest or fittest, May 17, 2012.

  • Commentary: Surviving the 10K hike on Fort Jackson

    May 24, 2012

    I participated in last weekend's Ruck for a Cure 10K and finished last.

  • Two Sill Soldiers KIA

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two Fort Sill Soldiers serving in Operation Enduring Freedom were killed May 20.

  • Changes coming for the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

    May 24, 2012

    Expansion of the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

  • Marines serving Sill for 60 years

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On May 16 the U.S. Marine Corps Artillery Detachment commemorated more than 60 years of training Marines at the Army Field Artillery School at Fort Sill.

  • Army emphasizes Strong Bonds program

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Did you know the Department of the Army invested more than $1.1 million in Fort Sill Soldiers and families in fiscal 2011 through the Strong Bonds program?

  • Sill CG reveals new Fires brand

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Army personnel, active and retired, along with federal, state and local officials gathered May 16 for a reopening ceremony of Snow Hall. It preceded the Fires Center of Excellence State of Fires address and Fires brand unveiling by Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general.

  • Fires Center of Excellence recognized for safety

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Training Soldiers for war is often a mixture of learning how to fight, use live ammunition and perform in severe weather conditions. Most importantly, that training needs to be done safely.

  • Constitution Park rededicated at new site

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Constitution Park here contains the hallowed soil from sites of the famous Army battles: Little Big Horn, Mont.; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Normandy, France. The park's 13 field artillery unit memorials honor its fallen Soldiers, as well as Soldiers from the III Corps, which used to be at Fort Sill.

  • McDonald: Reflect on sacrifices, be safe

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On the 28th of May, we have an opportunity to observe one of our nation's finest traditions. While Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of summer, the meaning of this holiday is much more somber than the restful and enjoyable days that will follow. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in service to our country. This holiday has a special meaning to those who wear the uniform today, because those who brave the hazards of faraway lands to safeguard freedoms at home have a personal understanding of the sacrifices our service men and women make.

  • Fort Sill spouses display true grit

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- These spouses heard the talk, now they've walked the walk. That walk included a rope bridge and a lot of climbing as 1st Battalion, 31st Field Artillery hosted its first Jane Wayne Days May 16-17.

  • Sill civilian makes most of mentoring

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Midway through Installation Management Command's centralized mentorship program, Tom Easterly is learning aspects about senior leaders and himself that he believes will make him a better person, Army civilian employee and leader.

  • 6th ADA becomes 30th ADA

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade changed designations to the 30th ADA in ceremonies at Fort Sill May 18. The reason for changing to the new unit designation came out of a surprising discovery made by Col. Bill Stacy, brigade commander.

  • TRADOC continues to refine, develop joint concept using GMAC

    May 24, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Members of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command team continue to work toward not only shaping the Army of 2020, but also the Joint Force of 2020 when they participated in a joint planning exercise in Okinawa, Japan, April 29 through May 11.

  • Senior logistician addresses graduates

    May 24, 2012

    Senior logistician addresses graduates

  • 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.

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