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  • Navy Rear Admiral gives pep talk to future military attaches

    Jun 25, 2014

    Rear Admiral Douglas Venlet, the Navy's senior Foreign Area Officer, says that "FAOs don't kick in the door, we open it from the inside, " while speaking to more than 140 multi-service members and their spouses who attended a week-long Joint Foreign Area Officer Course at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center from June 9 to 14.

  • Climate controllers: course teaches Soldiers how to keep it cool in summer, warm in winter

    Jun 25, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 25, 2014) -- Soldiers who have sought relief from the hot desert heat of Iraq or the mountain cold of Afghanistan, and found it in some temperature-controlled shelter, probably never stopped to ponder the working origins of their comforts.

  • World War II nurse returns to Fort Leonard Wood

    Jun 25, 2014

    Martha Meers Moyer landed in Normandy in 1944, four days after D-Day. On Friday, she shared her experiences as an Army nurse during World War II with members of the Army Nurse Corps at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

  • Army looking for new ways to provide training and education materials

    Jun 24, 2014

    The use of mobile devices for distributed learning was a topic of discussion at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum that brought together Army officials and defense industry representatives, June 18-19, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • District continues Fort Lee transformation; delivers world-class support to warfighter

    Jun 24, 2014

    Four years after Fort Lee became the central hub for Army logistics training due to the Base Realignment and Closure 2005 decision, the Norfolk District continues to assist the installation and its major tenants in evolving.

  • Combined Arms Center commander: Army's future depends on training, education

    Jun 24, 2014

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center delivered the keynote speech at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum, June 18, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • Simplify, Simplify

    Jun 24, 2014

    Future network must make it easier for Soldiers to train, plan, operate from garrison to foxhole. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • ROTC Cadets assist with disaster relief in Bosnia

    Jun 24, 2014

    Army ROTC cadets were diverted from their Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, to Bosnia to help provide disaster relief after the country was devastated by historic flooding

  • TRADOC team increases access to mobile learning

    Jun 24, 2014

    Putting training in the hands of Soldiers anytime and anywhere they may be is the focus of a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command project office here.

  • Amputee graduates from Sniper School

    Jun 24, 2014

    After an improvised explosion device severed Sgt. Joseph Mille's right leg in Afghanistan two years ago, the thought of returning to civilian life was unacceptable for him.

  • Why I Serve: Lieutenant colonel says Army needs diversity

    Jun 24, 2014

    Of the more than 12,200 Armor and Infantry officers, more than 10,100 identify themselves as non-Hispanic whites, meaning there are just over 2,100 minority officers serving in the two branches. This places the percentage of minority officers in the two branches at just over 17 percent. In Why I Serve, Bayonet & Saber will highlight the stories of some of these minority officers at Fort Benning to share their experiences as a minority Soldier and to get their perspective on how more minorities can obtain leadership roles.

  • First Chilean soldier earns Ranger tab

    Jun 24, 2014

    The June 20 graduation of Ranger School Class 6-14 marked an historic occasion, as for the first time, a Chilean soldier was among the Rangers earning their Ranger tab.

  • Gilley takes command of Marine Corps Detactment, Fort Lee

    Jun 23, 2014

    Lt. Col. Thomas H. Gilley, IV, center, receives the U.S. Marine Corps colors from Lt. Col. William F. Schoen to symbolize his assumption of command of the Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Lee June 20.

  • Army Irregular Warfare Center (AIWC) completes mission

    Jun 23, 2014

  • MCAHC Hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball at Joint Base Langley - Eustis

    Jun 20, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball at the Fort Eustis Club located Joint Base Langley - Eustis

  • Army training, technology evolving

    Jun 20, 2014

    Army officials discussed the Future Holistic Training Environment -- Live/Synthetic at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum, held June 18-19, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • Making Army systems easier to use

    Jun 20, 2014

    The Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum, brought together Army officials and defense industry representatives on June 18-19 at Fort Eustis to talk about future needs of training and education.

  • 108th Training Command leadership visits Task Force Wolf Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Leslie Purser, commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Rocci DeRezza, command sergeant major, 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training), visited Soldiers from their subordinate units supporting Cadet Summer Training (CST) at Fort Knox. Purser and DeRezza spent two days visiting the various training sites 108th TC Soldiers operate at CST.

  • Sexual assault counselor seeks to help Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    Pvt. Cynthia Gaeta recently graduated Basic Combat Training here in C Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery, but she already knows she wants to be a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention representative.

  • Fort Sill AIT platoon sergeants vie to be best

    Jun 19, 2014

    Three Advanced Individual Training platoon sergeants from the 428th Field Artillery and 30th Air Defense Artillery brigades competed to be the best June 9-12. The winner will be announced June 26, and move on to the TRADOC competition.

  • Written in Stone: Museum places bricks to recognize contributions

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers -- past, present and future -- who want to immortalize their contribution to Army Aviation, or others who'd simply like to see their names etched in stone at the U.S Army Aviation Museum, are invited to purchase commemorative bricks that are featured on a new walkway at the museum's entrance.

  • Construction begins for Prime Power course

    Jun 19, 2014

    Construction crews are working on a new training area around the U.S. Army Prime Power School building -- the home of the new Power Line Distribution Course-U4.

  • US Army major graduates from Kuwaiti command and staff college

    Jun 18, 2014

    Among a crowd of foreign military personnel wearing a multitude of different hats and uniforms, one U.S. Army officer, Maj. Robert Bonham, graduated from the Mubarak Al-Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College today. Bonham, a native of Shalersville, Ohio, participated in the U.S. Army's Schools of Other Nations program to further his career as an Army officer.

  • CASCOM hosts workshop for Training with Industry partners

    Jun 18, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted 32 current and perspective civilian industry partners for a day-long workshop June 4. The purpose of the event was to discuss how the Training with Industry program could expand and improve for the Soldiers participating.

  • Army War College community welcomes new commandant

    Jun 17, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Rapp took command of the Army War College from outgoing Commandant Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, during a change-of-command ceremony presided over by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell, at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., June 13, 2014.

  • Maneuver Center crowns best warriors

    Jun 17, 2014

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence recognized four of Fort Benning's best June 16, as the MCoE Platoon Sergeant of the Year, Drill Sergeant of the Year, Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year were all honored during an awards ceremony.

  • Expert: Army must adapt to globalization

    Jun 13, 2014

    Students in the Maneuver Captains Career Course got a look into the workings of a globalized world June 5, 2014, during the latest installment of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Latest SHARP training seeks to find middle ground

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program has taken many avenues to educate Army workers and Soldiers and to raise awareness about sexual violence, but a new program sought to bridge the gap between troop generations.

  • Day in the Life: ATC Students keep eyes on the sky

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker's skies are filled with the familiar sound of rotor blades chopping through the air, but without air traffic controllers on the ground, those birds might be in for a rough ride.

  • Defreese assumes leadership of U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy

    Jun 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy changed leadership June 10 when Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Defreese assumed the responsibility as commandant from Command Sgt. Maj. Rory Malloy during a change of responsibility ceremony held in the Academy's Cooper Lecture Center, Fort Bliss, Texas. Lt. Gen. Kevin Mangum, Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, presided over the ceremony and gave remarks after the unit colors were passed between the outgoing and incoming commandants.

  • Symposium focuses on TBI

    Jun 12, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's first Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, held Friday, spanned from telling attendees what TBI is to how technology plays a role in learning how to avoid them.

  • Quartermaster School welcomes new commandant

    Jun 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Quartermaster School welcomed Col. Ronald Kirklin as its new commandant during a change of command ceremony June 9. Kirklin arrived at Fort Lee from the United States Central Command J4, Tampa, Fla., where he served as the Chief of Current Operations.

  • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

  • Morrisey retires, CSM Lindsey steps up

    Jun 6, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Standing in front of McNair Hall during his retreat ceremony May 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Dwight Morrisey said after 35 years he needed a little more time to say goodbye.

  • TRADOC commander commends AMC capabilities in support of future force

    Jun 4, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 3, 2014) -- In his first visit to Army Materiel Command Headquarters, the commanding general of the Training and Doctrine Command expressed admiration for AMC's efforts as the Army shifts its focus to the future.

  • NIE 14.2 shares Army's future technology with a diverse audience

    Jun 2, 2014

    Providing up-close tactical situations to Army leadership such as Ms. Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, is vital to the ongoing process of the Network Integration Evaluation. In addition to Army leadership, collaborators and visitors from across the country also received a first-hand experience of the systems under test and systems under evaluation demo at 2/1 Main during Distinguished Visitors Day on 9 May.

  • D-Day 70th anniversary activities provide chance of lifetime for JROTC Cadets

    Jun 2, 2014

    Several high school Army JROTC programs will attend this year's 70th D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France, and march in the parade held on the streets of Sainte Mere Eglise.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    Jun 2, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -Bill Niemyer and Nick Gilmore teach Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to a select group Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Victim Advocates at Fort Huachuca, Az. The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

  • TRADOC recognizes Army's best instructors

    May 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recognized the best instructors in the Army during a ceremony at the Morelli Auditorium on Fort Eustis, Va., May 30, 2014.

  • SSI team develops interactive APRT app

    May 29, 2014

    An interactive mobile app being used by the Master Fitness Trainer Course was developed here at Fort Jackson.

  • Fort Leonard Wood dentist takes skills to Djibouti

    May 29, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood dental officer is doing something less than 20 percent of his dentist comrades are afforded the opportunity to do -- deploy.

  • German liaison captain makes life-saving move

    May 29, 2014

    Soldiers are considered by many to be heroes for what they do defending the country, but it was a typical lunch that caused one Fort Rucker Soldier to be considered a hero to a local woman.

  • Day in the Life: Soldier strives to inspire others

    May 29, 2014

    Before the sun stretches its rays over the horizon each morning, more than 160 students at the NCO Academy are lined up ready to take on the day.

  • SAMS graduates ready for complex problems

    May 29, 2014

    After months of reading, researching and studying, the 132 officers attending the School of Advanced Military Studies class 2014-01 graduated in a ceremony May 22 at Eisenhower Auditorium at the Lewis and Clark Center. The graduates, including 12 international students from eight different countries, received master of military art and science degrees after completing either the Advanced Military Studies Program or the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program.

  • Fort Huachuca honors local Soldier as TRADOC NCO Instructor of Year

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca has a new claim-to-fame to add to its list as it is now home of the 2013 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of the Year, Staff Sgt. Sony Merus.

  • 80th Training Command course helps new leaders adapt to The Army School System

    May 28, 2014

    Master Sgt. Rafael Camacho describes the 15 years he spent teaching the Army Supply Specialist reclassification course as some of the most rewarding times of his life. The Army Reserve Soldier says, it's gratifying to meet former students who tell him of the positive impact he's had on their careers.

  • Predicting the 'Whether'

    May 28, 2014

    Planning 30 years out requires a vision of the future. That's where ARCIC comes in. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Automotive engineers explore future mobility, protection

    May 27, 2014

    When Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center earlier this year, he said, "We don't know where the next contingency will be, but there will be another contingency."

  • Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

    May 27, 2014

    With an unprecedented level of Joint and international involvement, Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations which focused on improvement and simplification of the Army's networked capabilities, came to a close May 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Department of Labor rep visits CASCOM, talks credentialing

    May 27, 2014

    Department of Labor representative Terry Gerton, Veteran's Employment and Training Service deputy assistant secretary for policy, toured the "Home of Army Sustainment" on May 20 to learn more about military training and the many credentialing initiatives that give service members a career boost in the civilian sector.

  • U.S. Army Intelligence School at Fort Devens closes, leads to construction boom at Fort Huachuca

    May 27, 2014

    In May 1990, the Army announced that $129 million of planned construction would take place at Fort Huachuca, most of that being new buildings to accommodate the students, instructors and administrative personnel projected to transfer from Fort Devens, Mass., in connection with the Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, Act of 1988. This was the culmination of a two-decade-long effort to consolidate all military intelligence, or MI, training at Fort Huachuca.

  • Summer training means influx of cadets at Fort Knox

    May 27, 2014

    For the first time, the U.S. Army Cadet Command will be conducting both its primary cadet summer training courses at Fort Knox.

  • Fallen Soldiers honored during Memorial Day ceremony, graduation

    May 27, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and Family members from across the Fort Benning community came together May 23 to honor the sacrifices of fallen service members during a Memorial Day celebration at the National Infantry Museum.

  • World War II veteran looks back at D-Day

    May 27, 2014

    With the observance of Memorial Day May 26, people throughout Fort Benning and the surrounding communities took time to recognize the sacrifices made by those who have fought and died while serving the United States.

  • Father, son attend MCoE leader courses

    May 27, 2014

    When Capt. Guster Cunningham III decided to transition his 19-year Army career from a noncommissioned officer to an Armor officer, he knew his Family would support him.

  • Fort Benning celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Benning recognized and celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage during an observance May 22 at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center.

  • New smartphone apps increase Soldier learning

    May 27, 2014

    Unlike previous generations who lugged around bulky field manuals and training manuals, today's Soldier would rather find what he needs on his smartphone.

  • Families raise Gold Star awareness

    May 27, 2014

    Memorial Day weekend represented more than barbeques and the beach for Nicole DiCenzo. It was also the eighth anniversary of the death of her husband Capt. Doug DiCenzo, who was killed during an IED explosion in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Gold star mothers host boot drive

    May 27, 2014

    A team of Gold Star mothers is remembering fallen service members by collecting new and used boots of all sizes for a national traveling memorial.

  • Soldier goes from private to sergeant major in same building

    May 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Estep, 434th Field Artillery Brigade CSM, can retrace his Army career simply by walking from the brigade headquarters building across the parking lot to Building 6050.

  • New leader takes reins of DLIFLC

    May 23, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio's Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center welcomed Col. David K. Chapman as its new leader during a ceremony here May 22.

  • Presidio honors fallen service members at Memorial Day ceremony

    May 23, 2014

    More than 2,000 service members, civilians and family members gathered to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces at the Presidio of Monterey Memorial Day ceremony at the Presidio's Soldier Field May 23.

  • Chief of staff visits Fort Gordon

    May 23, 2014

    The Army chief of staff visited Fort Gordon for the first time on Wednesday to visit Soldiers and to get a first-hand look at the newly established Cyber Center of Excellence and plans for expansion of the installation. General Raymond Odierno met privately with Maj. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, U.S. Army CCoE and Fort Gordon commanding general, and held discussions with leaders from expanding units across the installation.

  • Army School of Music Soldiers bring entertainment to Fort Lee

    May 22, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2014) -- A history-making band event occurred here May 15 when Soldiers from the U.S. Army School of Music, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, arrived as part of a field training exercise and performed mini-concerts across the post.

  • Lawton-Fort Sill celebrates Armed Forces Day with parade

    May 22, 2014

    The Lawton-Fort Sill, Okla., community celebrated Armed Forces Day with a parade May 17, in downtown Lawton.

  • Honoring war dead began in 1863

    May 22, 2014

    The Regulations for The Army of The United States, 1913, in paragraph 440 stated that on Memorial Day . . .

  • Ordnance School small arms course on schedule to offer gunsmith certification

    May 19, 2014

    Soldiers training as small arms/artillery repairers will soon get the opportunity to earn a Gunsmith Certificate in Military Conventional Weapons credential upon graduation from advanced individual training.

  • Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

    May 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

  • Course graduates 19 Mission Command System Integrators

    May 19, 2014

    Nineteen soldiers graduated from the Mission Command Systems Integrator (MCSI) Course in a ceremony, April 18th, at the Directorate of Training and Strategy, ready to begin their new duties as Systems Integrators in their unit's command posts.

  • Fort Leonard Wood MPs test new body armor vest

    May 16, 2014

    More than 20 Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., military police officers tested the regiment's newest body armor vests May 5-9, 2014.

  • Cyber training environment at Fort Gordon gets upgrade

    May 16, 2014

    Referred to as the Cyber Operations Training Environment, the site provides an opportunity to train top to bottom network connectivity from the strategic level down to the user. It has the ability to conduct cyber network offense and cyber network defensive operations by delivering injects such as denial of service attacks, malware, and viruses causing defensive actions.

  • Researchers consider miniature robots to enhance capabilities

    May 15, 2014

    A small team of elite special forces operators must hunt down a highly sought after terrorist leader. This terrorist has taken refuge in an urban environment, which offers concealment behind an array of structures, walls and other obstacles.

  • Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes compete on Fort Jackson

    May 15, 2014

    Almost a thousand athletes from around South Carolina visited Fort Jackson last weekend for this year's Special Olympics summer games, and they were given a hero's welcome upon their arrival Friday evening at the Solomon Center.

  • Training the trainer: exercise course teaches Army's new fitness approach

    May 15, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2014) -- Forty-nine Fort Lee Soldiers are in the midst of a training course that aims to provide them with the expertise and know-how to advise commanders on the administration of the Army's newest physical fitness program.

  • Sill Soldiers learn water survival

    May 15, 2014

    Fort Sill, Okla. -- When the Army loses a Soldier, that grief is felt throughout the ranks. Although every death cannot be prevented, the Soldiers do the best they can through training exercises.

  • Spouses get to experience Aviation training firsthand

    May 15, 2014

    Army spouses often hear about how much their Soldiers must endure during training, but it can be hard to appreciate just what Soldiers go through until they walk a mile in their boots.

  • AWG members compete for NCO of the Year

    May 6, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group conduct an AWG Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition April 7-10 at Fort Meade, Md. The four day competition focused on the Soldiers' ability to shoot, move, communicate and medicate. The competition included a 12.5 road march, Combat Army Physical Fitness Test, a weapons range where the NCOs were required to fire both the M4 Carbine and the M9 Pistol, a Medical and Communication Stations where they had to assess, render aid and medically evacuate a mock casualty via the nine line medevac procedure, a few mystery events that ranged from a written essays to engaging the media, and concluded with an NCO of the Year Board panel. The winner of the competition ultimately competes at the Training and Doctrine Command level and subsequently the Department of the Army level.

  • Mission Command Training Program receives Army Superior Unit Award

    May 6, 2014

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The Army Superior Unit Award (ASUA) was presented on May 5 to the Mission Command Training Program in recognition of its support of the Global War on Terror and operations in support of Homeland Security. This award recognizes the importance of the training Mission Command Training Program provided to army, corps and division and brigade commanders and staffs during fiscal year 2011.

  • Snipers demonstrate human-type targets

    May 6, 2014

  • Mission Command Logistics: The Starfish and the Spider

    May 5, 2014

    In this article, the authors applaud the mission command philosophy but also caution that the mission command approach is not always appropriate.

  • Logistics simulations for battle staff training

    May 5, 2014

    The Battle Command Sustainment Support System allows sustainment Soldiers to gain experience in supporting the fight without going to the field to train.

  • Sustainment for the Army of 2020

    May 5, 2014

    A new division-aligned force structure will provide sustainment capabilities from echelons above brigade through combat sustainment support battalions.

  • The impact of enterprise resource planning systems on Army sustainment

    May 5, 2014

    Enterprise resource planning systems improve equipment management, parts and supply ordering, and financial accountability.

  • Sustainment synchronization: Key to supporting operational units

    May 5, 2014

    An observer-coach/trainer from the Joint Readiness Training Center explains some of the common areas that cause units to fall short in sustaining operational units.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Culture, language skills position future leaders for success

    May 5, 2014

    U.S. Army ROTC Cadets are participating in the ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, designed to immerse ROTC cadets in various languages, cultures and socio-economic situations so they can learn, through personal experience, that theirs is not the only culture in the world.

  • McCaskill: Fort Leonard Wood crucial to nation's strength

    May 1, 2014

    The highest ranking Democratic woman in the history of the Senate Armed Services Committee visited Fort Leonard Wood April 24 and said the post's mission is critical to the nation's military and its future.

  • SMA stresses importance of character, commitment, competence to Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III told attendees a Soldier's character, commitment and competence are keys to helping the Army combat sexual assaults and suicides in the Army, during a town hall at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 25, 2014.

  • Importance of cultural education-through the eyes of a former ROTC Cadet

    Apr 25, 2014

    Col. John Bessler is in his fourth year as a roundtable presenter for the George C. Marshall Seminar. He has spent the last half of his career developing and studying cultural relations within the assignments he has been given. Culture is important to tomorrow's officers, Bessler explained, because they need to better understand viewpoints outside of their own, particularly when they are in someone else's backyard.

  • New TRADOC commander visits Home of Sustainment

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command here hosted an April 22 visit by Gen. David G. Perkins, the new commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Fort Jackson leaders share thoughts on SHARP program

    Apr 21, 2014

    As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Department of Defense is calling on service members in April to recognize and understand the seriousness of sexual assault in the military. On Fort Jackson, that initiative took the form of a SHARP summit at the post's NCO Club on Tuesday, bringing together senior leaders, representatives of the University of South Carolina and other guests to discuss the issue.

  • Army, Marines train with South Korean Army to improve fire-support operations

    Apr 20, 2014

    Field Artillery Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers conducted a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea, March 24-28, 2014.

  • First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

    Apr 18, 2014

    A wildfire, the Brown Fire, was sparked Sunday on Fort Huachuca in a remote location in the Huachuca Mountains and drew national attention and multi-agency firefighting resources to Southeast Arizona where wildfire suppression efforts continued as of Thursday morning.

  • Post celebrates Days of Remembrance with observance ceremony, discussion panels

    Apr 18, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Military Equal Opportunity Office in conjunction with the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence hosted the Days of Remembrance Observance April 9, which was preceded by three different discussion panels on post.

  • Presidio breaks ground for new dining facility

    Apr 18, 2014

    The new Presidio of Monterey DFAC facility will face the Monterey Bay and provide student service members with scenic hilltop views of the Pacific while simultaneously alleviating overcrowding and delay for DLIFLC students on the run. Designed to be both practical and pleasant, the new state-of-the -art facility enhances the quality of life for service members stationed on the Presidio.

  • 25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 17, 2014

    For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Twin brothers train forces in Army, Marine Corps

    Apr 17, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Twin brothers are taking it upon themselves to train future forces in the Army and Marine Corps.

  • WWII vets rededicate 95th Training Division memorial at Fort Sill

    Apr 17, 2014

    The rededication of the 95th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) Memorial was held April 11 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center on Fort Sill.

  • Soldiers learn how to train in Oklahoma heat

    Apr 17, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- As Fort Sill temperatures rise and fall like a roller coaster, 434th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers trained April 8 on heat casualty prevention. �"I think we are at a greater risk for a heat injury this month than we will be in August. We get some of those days now where it's 40 in the morning, 80 in the afternoon that 40 degree temperature swing is huge," said Col. Michael Dvoracek, 434th FA commander.

  • Soldiers have options to explore before Army restructure

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Army is restructuring from 510,000 active duty Soldiers to 490,000 in a number of ways. Natural attrition through End Term of Service dates is one, but there are also programs to make sure quality Soldiers stay in.

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