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  • Never forget -- a day of remembrance

    Sep 12, 2012

    Fort Huachuca hosted a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, at the Main Post Chapel to remember and honor those affected during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • 11th TTSB Soldier and NCO of Year Competition held

    Sep 12, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Soldiers from the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade competed in the 11th TTSB Soldier and Noncommissioned-Officer of the Year Competition Sept. 5 at the 11th TTSB headquarters on Fort Huachuca.

  • They are no longer with us: USAWC remembers 9/11

    Sep 11, 2012

    Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett joined Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and the United States Army War College community to begin Sept. 11, 2012 with this somber reminder and a ceremony dedicated to the college alumni, police, firemen, emergency responders, civilians and the members of the US Armed Forces who perished on September 11, 2001 and those who have sacrificed their lives in the past decade defending the nation.

  • CTC conference focuses on changes in Army training

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Combat Training Center Commanders Conference discussed how the Army will adjust live training events and exercises to respond to the post-Iraq and soon to be post-Afghanistan operational environments.

  • Presidio's 229th MI Bn. changes command

    Sep 10, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey community members turned out to say good-bye to one leader while they welcomed another when 229th Military Intelligence Battalion leadership changed hands during a change-of-command ceremony here Aug. 24.

  • Integrated Training Environment testing at Fort Hood begins

    Sep 10, 2012

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division today began a field test of an innovative system that harnesses Army training technology in a new way.

  • Master fitness trainers make comeback

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Army's Master Fitness Training Course, discontinued in 2001, will soon be back. The pilot course for the new MFTC, which began Aug. 27, 2012, is underway at Fort Jackson, S.C., and the class of about 30 Soldiers will graduate Sept. 21.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Army evaluates coalition communications through NIE process

    Sep 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army is bringing coalition partners into its future tactical communications network through the Network Integration Evaluation process.

  • MP Corps to celebrate 71st anniversary, hold annual conference

    Sep 7, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to host the annual gathering of the U.S. Army's Military Police Soldiers from Sept. 17-22 on post. This year marks the 71st anniversary of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history 15 September, 1945

    Sep 7, 2012

    Formation of the Army Security Agency

  • Cadet Command welcomes new enlisted leader

    Sep 7, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard succeeds Command Sgt. Maj. Hershel Turner, whose six-year tenure was the longest in the organization's history.

  • Turner wraps up tenure as command's top enlisted leader

    Sep 6, 2012

    After six years with Cadet Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Hershel Turner will hand over his responsibilities Friday to Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard.

  • Challenge builds esprit de corps

    Sep 6, 2012

    Students of the Adjutant General Captains Career Course, Class 902-12, participated in a warrior challenge event at Weston Lake, Aug. 23.

  • ADA Soldiers perfect rail loading techniques

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- One of the many challenges of a deployment is just getting you and your equipment there. Soldiers from the "I Strike" 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery took the first step in ensuring their equipment's arrival overseas by conducting rail load operations.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest seeks to recondition Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.

  • Sill Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- "Attention to orders!" said 1st Lt. Miguel Arroliga, the human resource officer in charge assigned to 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery. Before a crowd of fellow service members and Nunley's family, Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie, 1st Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, awarded the Purple Heart to the Soldier, a section chief assigned to B Battery, 2-18th FA at the battalion's war room.

  • Victory starts here

    Sep 6, 2012

    New Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment conquer Victory Tower during recent Basic Combat Training exercises.

  • 75th FiB Soldier wins Sill quarterly award

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- An artilleryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery was selected as the Fort Sill and Fires Center of Excellence Soldier of the Quarter after a two-day competition Aug. 9-10.

  • USAWC stability publication on the street

    Sep 5, 2012

    Army Doctrine Publication ADP 3-07 and Army Doctrine Reference Publication ADRP 3-07, Stability, posted September 1, 2012.

  • Prevent Soldier suicides

    Sep 5, 2012

  • Senior leaders combat hazing

    Sep 5, 2012

  • Kick, punch, slam: Soldiers learn Level II Army Combatives

    Sep 5, 2012

    Thirty-one Soldiers from across Fort Leonard Wood, in a variety of jobs and units, came together for 3rd Chemical Brigade's Level II Combatives Training. The two-week course would give them experience at Level II, and give them the skills to instruct combatives in their unit.

  • Quartermaster Corps welcome new commander

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- Command of the Quartermaster School and Corps changed hands in a ceremony Aug. 30 at the 262nd QM Battalion Parade Field.

  • Joint Logistics Over the Shore: Waterborne Soldiers - The Force Behind the Trident

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Trident pier is maintained by the 331st Transport Company, "Causeway or No Way", 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade. The Roll-On/Roll-Off Discharge Facility pier conducts missions that are respected as the most dangerous in the watercraft field. It takes every ounce of muscle and sweat from the approximately 100 Soldiers assigned to the company to assemble the 1,200-foot pier. The highly anticipated Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore exercise held this summer at Fort Story, Va. showcased the Trident pier and the strength of the troops involved

  • Foreign military delegates tour Fort Lee

    Aug 30, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 30, 2012) -- Foreign military officers from eight countries in Southwest Asia paid a visit to Fort Lee Monday and Tuesday to learn more about the Combined Arms Support Command and the training mission of the Sustainment Center of Excellence.

  • Quartermasters conduct Woman's Equality Day Run

    Aug 30, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 30, 2012) -- Fort Lee's 49th Quartermaster Group conducted a Women's Equality Day Run to celebrate Women's Equality Day.

  • Soldiers develop new skills, confidence in BCT

    Aug 30, 2012

    New skills and new challenges awaited Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment during their second week of Basic Combat Training. Chemical defense, first aid and physical fitness training were all part of the week, but it was the CS gas (tear gas) Confidence Chamber on Aug. 21 that challenged their courage.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history 6 September, 2012

    Aug 30, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Several events, peaking with the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, underscored the need for changes to Human Intelligence (HUMINT) policy.

  • SMA Chandler visits Fort Rucker

    Aug 30, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Fort Rucker Aug. 22-23 to see the different training that goes on at the installation, as well as speak with Soldiers and Families about bringing professionalism back to the Army.

  • USAACE welcomes new deputy

    Aug 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence welcomed a new deputy commander to the installation and said farewell to a familiar face during a ceremony Aug. 24.

  • Army Chief of Staff, NFL commissioner sign joint TBI initiative

    Aug 30, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2012) -- The U.S. Military Academy hosted a joint panel discussion with the Army and the NFL Aug. 30 to promote cultural change on traumatic brain injury, Soldier-athlete awareness and reducing the stigma caused by seeking treatment for concussions and other brain-related injuries.

  • West Point commemorates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 29, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2012) -- The West Point Equal Opportunity Office, the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic, the U.S. Corps of Cadets Respect staff and the Margaret Corbin Forum hosted the annual Women's Equality Day luncheon at the West Point Club Aug. 24. The event began with a brief history of the women's suffrage movement by Class of 2013 Cadet Elizabeth Kim.

  • Thirty-two cadets, midshipmen attend Stevens Conference

    Aug 29, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2012) -- Thirty-two top cadet leaders from service academies across the country including the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Academies attended the annual Robert T. Stevens Service Academies Leaders' Conference beginning Aug. 27 at Eisenhower Hall and spent four days attending seminars and workshops on leadership.

  • Exercise 'forges' agile, adaptive leaders

    Aug 29, 2012

    "Leader Forge" -- the name refers to a 10-day period of continuous operations conducted by students in Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course and held about two weeks from graduation. Another round of lieutenants, 130 in D Company, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, have just wrapped up the exercise, which started early last week.

  • 101st Airborne Division female Soldiers first to test prototype body armor

    Aug 28, 2012

    While advances in female Army Combat Uniforms are already available, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) first suggested changes be made to Improved Outer Tactical Vests for women in 2009.

  • Three-event APFT retained pending baseline Soldier physical readiness study

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Army will retain the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, pending a study to determine the best method to measure baseline Soldier physical readiness.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history August 26, 2012

    Aug 24, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - General Pershing Creates Assistant Chief of Staff, G2

  • 4-3 ADA excels at SPEAR evaluation

    Aug 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Soldiers prepare for an upcoming deployment, the unit is doing everything it can to prepare its Soldiers for the task ahead.

  • Soldiers learn total fitness

    Aug 24, 2012

    Soldiers from the 75th Fires Brigade and various units assigned to Fort Sill, Okla., attended the Commander's Total Fitness Course, Aug. 6-10, 2012, at the digital training facility here.

  • Army recruiting criminal investigators

    Aug 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is seeking qualified applicants to become highly-trained criminal investigators.

  • 15W UAS operators learn ground, flight skills on FH

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Typically, Fort Huachuca enjoys more than 300 days a year of favorable unmanned aircraft systems flying weather due to the sunshine in its arid desert location. On top of that, there is available airspace and infrastructure at the airfield at the Black Tower training facility available to support UAS operations. Due to this, Soldiers entering into the military occupational specialty 15W, unmanned aircraft systems operators, learn their craft on the installation. This includes both on-the-ground and flight training.

  • Civilian leadership training revamped

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- With Armywide budget cuts, Col. Paul Hossenlopp, Fort Sill Garrison commander is focused not only on Soldiers, but on the civilian workforce. "My number one priority has always been to keep everyone employed. My number two priority is to offer you opportunities to develop," said Hossenlopp.

  • Soldiers volunteer to train Civil Air Patrol cadets

    Aug 23, 2012

    Cadets of nearly every age from the Dothan and Montgomery Civil Air Patrol squadrons met Aug. 17 at Fort Rucker Range Area 16 to participate in a land navigation course with Soldiers from Fort Rucker to learn how to properly traverse the landscape.

  • Cadet Command welcomes new deputy

    Aug 23, 2012

    Col. Erik Peterson replaces Col. Peggy Combs as deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Cadet Command

  • Allied liaison officers provide link

    Aug 23, 2012

    Allied liaison officers are part of the force on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and represent eight different nations.

  • Getting adjusted: Life in Basic Combat Training

    Aug 23, 2012

    The four privates the GUIDON is following in this series have successfully completed their first week of Basic Combat Training. "The new Charlie Comanche Soldiers are getting adjusted to life here in Basic Combat Training," said Lt. Col. Erik Anderson, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment commander. "They are off to a great start as they begin their journey to transform from civilian volunteer to a U.S. Army Soldier." The focus of this first week of BCT is learning how to look, act and walk like a Soldier.

  • Ravens fly over Schofield

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division participated in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle training, Aug. 21, 2012, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Deputy commander reflects on tenure with Cadet Command

    Aug 22, 2012

    Col. Peggy Combs departs Cadet Command on Thursday en route to her next assignment as commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and a promotion to brigadier general.

  • Transportation Corps hosts Vietnam War commemoration

    Aug 22, 2012

    The Transportation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Army Quartermaster and Women's museums, hosted a 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War, Aug. 17, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Olson ready to make Paralympic history

    Aug 22, 2012

    Years of determination, hard work and resilience have led Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson to the cusp of making history at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

  • Post gateway to grace official state map cover

    Aug 22, 2012

    ATLANTA -- The State Transportation Board voted Thursday to showcase the Columbus Gateway entrance to Fort Benning on the cover of Georgia's official state map. The Victory Drive entrance to Fort Benning serves as a welcome to Soldiers and visitors alike.

  • Paratrooper sculpture 'hallmark' of Airborne School

    Aug 22, 2012

    Passersby on Edwards Street may notice something new on the Fort Benning landscape. An abstract metal sculpture of a paratrooper with an open parachute was installed this summer on Eubanks Field, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Vietnam-era transporters gather at Fort Lee

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 22, 2012) -- Like many before him, retired Sgt. 1st Class Dan Kritzer received a less-than-enthusiastic welcome upon his return to the United States after serving in Vietnam.

  • New Training Management Doctrine on its way

    Aug 21, 2012

    The new manuals are part of the Doctrine 2015 that restructures how the Army develops and publishes doctrinal manuals. Several of these new manuals have already been put into print, such as Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 3-0 and 5-0, but on Aug. 31 it is expected that most of the remaining foundational manuals will be complete and made available to the public.

  • 'Vanguard' Soldiers field precision-guided mortar munitions

    Aug 20, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, now have a more accurate method of firing indirect mortar rounds into congested areas, if necessary, after fielding the Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative cartridge over the past three weeks at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers recognized for training thousands of West Point cadets

    Aug 20, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 20, 2012) -- The training of thousands of West Point cadets is no small task, and the contribution from more than 600 active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers throughout Cadet Summer Training this summer ensured the very best for the Corps of Cadets. Troops attached to the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y., and Fort Polk, La., formed Task Force Slugger in May and supported each component of CST from Cadet Leader Development Training to Cadet Basic Training.

  • Army strives to improve civilian leader development awareness, access, participation

    Aug 17, 2012

    The three-day Army Civilian Training and Leader Development Symposium in the National Capital Region focused on improving awareness of and access to, and projecting requirements for Army civilian functional and leader development training programs and opportunities.

  • TRADOC commanding general leads delegation to Israel for Future Battlefield Conference XXI

    Aug 17, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, led a delegation to Israel to participate in the 21st Future Battlefield Conference, July 15-19, 2012.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 completes basic training

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Class of 2016 returned to West Point Aug. 13, 2012, sharing a 12-mile trek from Camp Buckner with cadre, staff, faculty and alumni. The March Back was the final hurdle new cadets endured before they could officially claim they had completed Cadet Basic Training.

  • Mangum assumes command of USAACE

    Aug 16, 2012

    As rain fell on the Soldiers standing in formation, cannons fired and the reviewing party trooped the line, Fort Rucker welcomed a new commanding general to the installation.

  • MCoE Soldier named TRADOC's Reserve Career Counselor of the Year for 2012

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Of 27 Reserve career counselors across U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, one has been singled out for excellence -- and he's a Fort Benning Soldier. Sgt. 1st Class Octavious Rogers was named the Reserve Career Counselor of the Year during last month's TRADOC competition, which measured the top career counselors, Reserve career counselors and retention NCOs against each other, selecting the best from each category.

  • Infantry School changes CSMs

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Infantry School has a new top enlisted Soldier out in front. Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Guden took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony Friday at Marshall Auditorium in McGinnis-Wickam Hall. He replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Steven McClaflin, who retired after more than 27 years on active duty.

  • Top leaders hold forum

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Senior Army and civilian officials representing the major subordinate commands and organizations around post gathered Friday for an MCoE Onsite forum.

  • Civilian to Soldier starts with Basic Combat Training

    Aug 16, 2012

    Soldiers started waking each other as the bus charged by the Fort Leonard Wood exit sign. Almost simultaneously the chatter quieted down, the glow of texting cell phones lit the seats, as the females began slicking their hair into place. Upon pulling into reception at the 43rd Adjutant General Battalion, Staff Sgt. Amanda Black, drill sergeant, boarded the bus and sternly delivered instructions. The Soldiers hastily followed her from the bus, stepping foot onto Fort Leonard Wood to begin their ten-week journey from civilian to Soldier.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history August 19, 2012

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Major Benjamin Tallmadge appointed by General Washington

  • Transitioning Lee Soldiers get commercial driver's license training

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- The Transportation School conducted a pilot program here in early August to give Soldiers additional training that will assist them with their transition out of the service.

  • TRADOC Senior Leader Conference kicks off at Fort Lee

    Aug 15, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command commanding general, provides an overview of the command's training mission to attendees at the Training and Doctrine Command Senior Leader Conference, which began today at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Artillery unit qualifies on Paladin

    Aug 14, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery fine turned their skills on the M109A6 Paladin during a battalion level certification and live-fire exercise at Fort Sill, Okla., July 24, 2012.

  • ROTC seeks qualified enlisted Soldiers who want to become officers

    Aug 14, 2012

    "Operation Officership" is seeking applicants for the Green-to-Gold program.

  • Ordnance bids farewell to Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.

    Aug 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad, Ordnance Corps regimental command sergeant major, during a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony Aug. 10, at Whittington Parade Field on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Odierno to War College students: Education, adaptability key to future of Army

    Aug 13, 2012

    The Army Chief of Staff spoke to the Army War College student body Aug. 13, 2012, about strategic leadership and the strategic environment, through the lens of Army Initiatives.

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

    Through opportunities for professional development and education, the Army will shape the future civilian workforce, ensuring adaptive leaders with diverse experiences, who are able to solve complex problems -- an effort comparable to the development of Soldiers throughout their careers. Retaining and managing talent is a top priority for Army leaders, particularly during downsizing.

  • Crutchfield reflects on time as USAACE CG

    Aug 9, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield will hand over the reins as commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker to Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum during a change of command ceremony Aug. 10. Crutchfield sat down Aug. 6 with Lisa Eichhorn, Fort Rucker Public Affairs Officer, to reflect on his time as USAACE and Fort Rucker CG.

  • Split training creates student Soldiers

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Nearly 500 teenagers traded in their lazy summer for pushups, long runs and a heat that seemed to only keep pace with the drill sergeants' demands. They came to learn the basics of being a Soldier.


    Aug 9, 2012

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  • MCoE gets new commandants

    Aug 8, 2012

    Cols. David Haight and Paul Laughlin were formally welcomed to the Maneuver Center of Excellence during a ceremony at McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium. They are the 53rd and 47th commandants of their respective schools, replacing Col. Walter Piatt and Brig. Gen. Thomas James, who left in June.

  • Fourteen battle for Best Warrior

    Aug 8, 2012

    More than 300,000 Army National Guardsmen were winnowed down to the top 14 for the 2012 Best Warrior Competition, held on Fort Benning last week. By Thursday, two winners emerged, claiming the title of NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year for the National Guard. NCO of the Year, Sgt. Matthew Howard, represents the Arkansas National Guard. Soldier of the Year, Spc. Mark Fuggiti, is from the Pennsylvania National Guard.

  • TRADOC names top Soldier, NCO

    Aug 8, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Brenden Shannon was named the TRADOC NCO of the Year, and Spc. Jesse Jacklyn was named the TRADOC Soldier of the Year. Both Shannon and Jacklyn are from Fort Benning.

  • Expert Infantryman Badge forum addresses relevancy

    Aug 8, 2012

    Senior enlisted and civilian leaders from Army installations worldwide gathered at Fort Benning, Ga., last week for a two-day Expert Infantryman Badge symposium.

  • Army Training Network reaches 5 million clicks

    Aug 7, 2012

    In July 2012, the Army Training Network achieved a significant milestone -- surpassing the 5-million-clicks mark since going live in April 2009.

  • Odierno discusses Master Fitness training, new doctrine during TRADOC visit

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno traveled to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., July 31, 2012, to receive briefings on TRADOC initiatives that impact both the current force and the Army of 2020.

  • TRADOC names NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Aug 6, 2012

    Fort Eustis, Va. -- The winners of the 2012 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition were announced today during a ceremony at the Fort Eustis Officer's Club.

  • Leadership Bowl win leads JROTC to D.C

    Aug 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - For the first time ever, four cadets from Buena High School in Sierra Vista not only tested for the Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Leadership Bowl but qualified to go to the championship in Washington, D.C. this summer.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army observes training at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 3, 2012

    The 14th Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond F. Chandler III, and his wife Jeanne, visited Fort Leonard Wood Aug. 1-3. The main purpose of the trip was to meet with Soldiers and Families.

  • Sill Soldier places first in TRADOC

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two Fort Sill Soldiers went to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. July 22-26 to give their opinions. In return, they came back to the Fires Center of Excellence with first and second place trophies from the Career Counselor Active and Reserve Component and Re-enlistment NCO of the Year competition.

  • 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade welcomes new commander

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (2 Aug. 2012) -- The 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade said farewell to outgoing commander Col. Daniel Garcia, and welcomed Col. Michael Morrissey during a change of command ceremony July 31 on Polo Field.

  • Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

    Aug 1, 2012

    The first-ever, fully immersive virtual simulation training system for Soldiers is being fielded at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Dismounted Soldier Training System will be available for leaders to enhance their Soldiers' training in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment.

  • DSTS: First immersive virtual training system fielded

    Aug 1, 2012

    The first fully immersive virtual simulation training system for Soldiers was fielded at Fort Bragg last week, and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., gets the Dismounted Soldier Training System this week. The Maneuver Center of Excellence's Directorate of Training and Doctrine spent more than five years developing the DSTS with Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager for Virtual Systems and the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.

  • MCoE still targets 'squad' strategy

    Aug 1, 2012

    Fort Benning installed a new command team this summer, but strengthening the dismounted tactical small unit remains a top objective at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, the Infantry School's assistant commandant said. Col. Jay Peterson said leaders continue to sharpen concepts, tactics and techniques in the "Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force" initiative as the MCoE works to gain overmatch and eliminate the enemy's comparable effectiveness at that level on today's complex battlefield. It's part of the Army of 2020 blueprint.

  • Influential civilians get 'exciting' visit to TRADOC, Fort Eustis

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- A group of 55 members of the Defense Orientation Conference Association traveled to Fort Eustis, Va., July 30 to learn more about how U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command trains Soldiers in defense of the nation, and how the command is helping design the nation's ground force of the future.

  • Infantrymen conquer 16 obstacles

    Aug 1, 2012

    More than 140 second lieutenants in B Company, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, are on their way to becoming the Army's next generation of Infantry leaders. One of the first steps in the journey? An obstacle course featuring cargo nets, logs, ropes, beams and barbed wire.

  • 2012 TRADOC NCO/Soldier of the year kicks off; day one

    Jul 31, 2012

    Sixteen active-duty service members from installations across the U.S. compete here from July 30 to Aug. 3 for the title of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Jul 31, 2012

    In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Army Counterintelligence and DPTMS Partner to Host TARP-AT Training Briefs

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - For the first time, the 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security will team up to host Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) and Antiterrorism (AT) Training.

  • Rockin' CountryFest

    Jul 30, 2012

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- In a sea of cowboy boots and Stetsons, a group of combat boots, berets and patrol caps stood out as the U.S. Army took center stage at the 2012 K95 CountryFest July 29. For the second year in a row, CountryFest invited the U.S. Army to open the show with an oath of enlistment ceremony, which took place right before the event's featured performer, Darius Rucker, took to the stage.

  • Army War College graduates 349 Military, Civilian, International Leaders

    Jul 30, 2012

    Two senior Army leaders welcomed, celebrated, and challenged the newest members of the alumni 'club' at today's ceremony for the 349 graduates of the Army War College Class of 2012 distance education program.

  • Chilean general tours TRADOC

    Jul 27, 2012

    The commandant of the Chilean Education and Doctrine Command spent some time with his American counterparts at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command to meet with leaders and learn more about the command during a visit here July 24 through 26.

  • Marksmanship unit Soldiers ready to continue Olympic tradition

    Jul 26, 2012

    When President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in 1956 he did so to raise the standards of marksmanship in the U.S. Army. But unit lore says that he really wanted to beat the Soviets in the Olympics and needed the best the military had to offer all fall under one command and train with each other.

  • U.S. Army Cadets earn historic first: Foreign jump wings

    Jul 26, 2012

    More than 20 ROTC Cadets from colleges across the U.S. traveled to Spain in May as part of the U.S. Army ROTC's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program. Their mission was to teach Spanish soldiers conversational English. The additional plus for the Cadets was being able to jump with the Spanish airborne and earn their foreign jump wings.


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