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  • New tracking system improves helicopter gunnery

    Feb 12, 2013

    This year the Army will start fielding a new training system that will more accurately track helicopter rocket firing. The new Aerial Weapons Scoring System (AWSS) recently passed its government acceptance test at Fort Rucker, Ala. The new system for crews in Kiowa and Apache helicopters follows a 2010 TRADOC decision to improve helicopter scoring capabilities for rapid and paired rocket engagements during diving fire.

  • CASCOM supports April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Feb 11, 2013

    Col. Aimee L. Kominiak, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade commanding officer, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, shared her personal thoughts on leadership dealing with sexual harassment during an interview Feb. 8.

  • Army's virtual recruiting team receives some 200 applications per day

    Feb 11, 2013

    Most people know the Army has hundreds of recruiting centers across the United States, but few realize there is also a Virtual Recruiting Center tucked inside the Recruiting Command headquarters, sifting through an average of 233 enlistment applications per day.

  • California Guardsman claims top honors at Small Arms Championship

    Feb 11, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Geoffrey Applegate won the overall individual championship, ending the reign of the competition's four-time defending champion and putting an exclamation point on an outstanding two-week run at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship.

  • Cone talks budget cuts, impacts to TRADOC mission, workforce

    Feb 11, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall forum to share information directly with the TRADOC civilian workforce, Feb. 7, 2013, at Jacob's Theater on Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Sold on Sales: Junior ROTC Cadet takes different route to achieve goals

    Feb 8, 2013

    Brainerd (Tenn.) High School's Torrey Sales has become a familiar face around Chattanooga, Tenn. -- he recently graced a city billboard. On the cusp of graduating near the top of his class, a life-changing choice years ago solidified his path to success.

  • NBA player, Lavor Postell, joins U.S. Army

    Feb 8, 2013

    Former NBA player joins the U.S. Army to expand his resume and explore a new vocation

  • Tournament appreciation for service members overflowing at AT&T Pro-Am

    Feb 8, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - While the biggest draw Feb. 6 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am were the dozen celebrities participating in the 3M Celebrity Challenge, event organizers increased their effort this year to recognize the large number of service members in attendance during the tournament's Military Appreciation Day.

  • African American history: 10 stories, facts that reflect diversity of black experience

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 7, 2013) -- Like all histories, that of the Black American is storied, complicated and filled with triumph and tragedy. The following vignettes are reflections on the diversity of the past and how Black Americans have impacted the present.

  • Field artillery leader returns to Fort Sill

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7 Feb. 2013) -- A retired field artilleryman returned to Fort Sill as the new Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill deputy to the commanding general.

  • Soldiers train for shipboard security

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7 Feb. 2013) -- Soldiers from the 75th Fires Brigade participated in a two-day personal security detachment and quick reaction force training in preparation for ship-to-sea security duties on board the United States Navy Ship Comfort.

  • This Week in History: February 15th

    Feb 7, 2013

    Army Launches Experimental Kite Aerial Photography

  • Trainees overcome obstacles, gain confidence

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7 Feb. 2013) -- Soldiers in Basic Combat Training spent one day during Week 7 when they spend eight hours at the Confidence Obstacle Course developing self-assurance, poise and self-reliance as well as team work.

  • 194th Armored Brigade names 'best warriors'

    Feb 7, 2013

    Three men earned a unique distinction last week during the 194th Armored Brigade's annual Best Warrior Competition. They are Staff Sgt. Adam Krause, Drill Sergeant of the Year, Sgt. 1st Class Erik Hall, NCO of the Year, and Spc. Neil Weaver, Soldier of the Year.

  • Trainees drive tanks, Humvees for first time

    Feb 7, 2013

    More than 100 future Armor crewman took a big step last week toward completing their training as they got behind the wheel and drove -- for the first time -- a Humvee and an M1A2 Abrams tank.

  • Armor, Infantry unite at West Point for Maneuver Ball

    Feb 6, 2013

    West Point hosted the third annual Maneuver Ball, Feb. 1, 2013, at the West Point Club with nearly 350 community members, staff and faculty attending, including 150 Class of 2013 cadets branching Armor or Infantry.

  • Ellis, former Vietnam POW, addresses West Point class on leadership

    Feb 6, 2013

    He shared with the Class of 2014 the thrill of being a pilot and the sensation of flying 500 miles per hour no more than 500 feet off the ground. There were probably more than a few future aviators in Robinson Auditorium Feb. 4 taking in retired Col. Lee Ellis and his adventures in flight. But it was what happened to him on the ground that proved most absorbing.

  • Increasing security awareness

    Feb 4, 2013

    59th Ordnance Brigade, U.S. Army Ordnance School, was named the 2012 TRADOC Operations Security award first place winner. They were selected based on their expansion of training and awareness of OPSEC within the unit.

  • Soldiers stage combined arms exercise

    Feb 1, 2013

    More than 140 future rifle platoon leaders got a taste of realistic combat Jan. 22 as they participated in a staged company attack at Selby Combined Arms Collective Training Facility. In previous Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course classes, the presence of Air Force joint terminal attack controllers has been simulated. For this class, however, JTACs were included as part of the preparation for and execution of the attack. In addition to JTACs, the attack also included tanks, as well as scouts and humvees. "They're going to have artillery, they're going to have close air support, they'll have the UAV, they'll have the tanks, they'll have the scouts," said Capt. Christopher Mercado, IBOLC instructor. "They're going to have all these assets, and what we're trying to do is train them on how to control all of these assets at one time. It's extremely tough."

  • ADA temporary museum moves to new facility

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- 696th Forward Support Company Soldiers recently helped Army Air Defense Artillery Museum personnel move 23 artifacts, most to the new temporary facility, an old aircraft hangar at Building 4908 Post Road on Fort Sill.

  • MCoE leaders talk doctrine, combat development

    Feb 1, 2013

    Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, MCoE commanding general, has outlined several priorities for Fort Benning. They comprise multiple aspects of combat development, including leader development, doctrine, joint training and capabilities development, among others. This article, the first in a biweekly series of three, will focus on doctrine and combat development.

  • Conference looks to future of Army Aviation

    Feb 1, 2013

    Senior leaders from across Army Aviation came to Fort Rucker to talk about the future of Army Aviation and the changes it will bring.

  • ROTC cadets enter virtual world with DSTS

    Feb 1, 2013

    A group of Columbus State University ROTC cadets were exposed to the role technology can play in training Soldiers on Friday when they visited Clarke Simulation Center to try their hands at the Dismounted Soldier Training System. DSTS is a fully immersive virtual simulation training system that places users into a virtual environment, complete with enemy forces and environmental obstacles.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 7 February 1967

    Jan 31, 2013

    1LT George Sisler Killed in Vietnam, awarded Medal of Honor.

  • FH Tax Assistance Center opens its doors

    Jan 31, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Tax Assistance Center, or TAC, grand opening took place at Building 22324, Christy Avenue on Monday.

  • Cyber security -- more important than ever before

    Jan 31, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - It was long after the hour of darkness and everyone had left the building for the day. Ever so slowly, the door leading onto the main hall swung open, and, after glancing furtively up and down the corridor, a man dressed in janitor cleaning attire slid out.

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits Fort Bragg Paratroopers

    Jan 31, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno met with Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during his visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 30, 2013

  • SMA explains way ahead for women in combat

    Jan 30, 2013

    "As an Army, we should be seeking the best qualified and most talented individuals and match them against the requirements for the Army, regardless of gender," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III.

  • Fort Leonard Wood releases mobile app on Google Play

    Jan 29, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Owners of Android mobile devices can now have access to the latest Fort Leonard Wood news and information right at their fingertips -- literally.

  • Recruiter Journal - January-February 2013

    Jan 28, 2013

    The January-February Recruiter Journal is online

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 30 January 1945

    Jan 25, 2013

    Alamo Scouts participate in POW Camp Raid, Liberating 511 Allied Prisoners

  • General relinquishes command, bids 'adieu' to Fort Huachuca

    Jan 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, said his goodbyes to the Soldiers, Families, friends and supporters from Fort Huachuca and the surrounding communities, during the formal relinquishment of command ceremony on Brown Parade Field Thursday.

  • Uncasing ceremony officially welcomes unit 'home'

    Jan 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 11th Signal Brigade Colors Uncasing Ceremony, officially welcoming deployed members of the brigade back to Fort Huachuca, was held Jan. 17 on historic Brown Parade Field. The unit is led by Col. Patrick Dedham, commander, 11th Signal Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen. Unit command sergeant major.

  • 17th FA

    Jan 25, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (25 Jan. 2013) -- Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, celebrated '1-17th' day with their family members Jan. 17, at Forward Operating Base Mow-Way here.

  • 214th Fires Brigade leaders show 'care' for Soldiers

    Jan 24, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (24 Jan. 2013) -- Soldiers of 214th Fires Brigade "Leaders" brigade took part in a "We Care" Getaway Jan. 14-17 at Forward Operating Base Mow-Way here.

  • Maneuver Center key player in Centers of Excellence collaboration

    Jan 23, 2013

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., is playing a key role in one of the Army's largest internal collaboration efforts.

  • The 'Dream' lives on: Fort Lee pays tribute to America's peaceful warrior

    Jan 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 23, 2013) -- Singing, recitals, reenactments and speeches marked the 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Jan. 16 at the Memorial Chapel.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., remembered, honored

    Jan 22, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center with a guest speaker, musical entertainment and traditional food sampling.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 23 January 1968

    Jan 22, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The USS Pueblo, initially an Army general purpose supply vessel, was built in 1944. Although retired in 1954, it came back into service in 1966 under Operation Clickbeetle, a joint Naval Intelligence and National Security Agency (NSA) effort. The operation involved converting cargo ships to spy vessels outfitted with state-of-the art equipment to intercept signals communications. The repairs involved creating a metal room known as the Sod Hut, where technicians operated the surveillance gear to intercept and gather sonar, radar and other types of signals communications. Clickbeetle was actually inspired by Soviet surveillance operations dating back to the late 1950s.

  • Top Army environment official visits Fort Huachuca, tours net-zero school

    Jan 18, 2013

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013, to gather information regarding the SunZia power lines that will span across Fort Huachuca, Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Clarke assumes command as 74th Corps of Cadets' commandant

    Jan 18, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy welcomed Brig. Gen. Richard D. Clarke as the 74th commandant of the Corps of Cadets, Jan. 18, 2013, during a change-of-command ceremony at Cullum Hall, at West Point, N.Y.

  • Down & Dirty: BOLC students learn all aspects of mission functionality during pilot program

    Jan 17, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 17, 2013) -- Roughly 80 second lieutenants assigned to the Army Logistics University participated in a unique end-of-course training event designed to provide them with a varied learning experience in a tactical environment.

  • ADA commander honors Airmen for support

    Jan 17, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Jan. 9, Col. Michael Morrissey, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade commander, recognized and awarded 35 Airmen and three civilians from the 97th Air Mobility Wing from Altus Air Force Base.

  • Westphal voices support for U.S. troops in Korea

    Jan 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army's second highest civilian official voiced his support for U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees and families serving in Korea during a visit to Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2013.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli soldiers, provides training insight

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Jacob Barak, Israeli Defense Force Technology and Logistics Branch head, and members of the Israeli Defense Force for a tour of its schools, Jan. 14, 2013, at Fort Lee.

  • Time running out to register for Small Arms Championships

    Jan 14, 2013

    Only 50 slots remain open for the 2013 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships to be held from Jan. 28 to Feb. 8, 2013.

  • Army chief of staff visits Dragon Brigade in South Korea

    Jan 14, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presented coins to Soldiers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade "Dragons" at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Jan. 11, 2013, recognizing their various accomplishments.

  • Army lays out Network path ahead at industry day

    Jan 11, 2013

    Facing both new missions and fiscal constraints, the Army will use the Network Integration Evaluations to respond to emerging requirements, make smarter acquisition decisions and keep pace with technological change, Army senior leaders told industry partners this week.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit expands to include Wounded Warriors

    Jan 10, 2013

    The Army recently announced the expansion of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to include 24 Wounded Warriors as members of its new Paralympic and Instructor sections.

  • USAACE wins 9 Best of AKO awards

    Jan 10, 2013

    At the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, excellence is a term that has become synonymous with Aviation, but those on Fort Rucker who work to maintain the Army Knowledge Online website have come to be familiar with the term as well.

  • TRADOC talks 'America's Army -- Our Profession'

    Jan 10, 2013

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command officially kicked off the year-long "America's Army -- Our Profession" education and training program by hosting a professional development workshop, Jan. 3, 2013, at the command's headquarters on Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Basic training Soldiers jump in after holiday break

    Jan 10, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- 434th Field Artillery Brigade personnel got back to their Basic Combat Training mission Jan. 7 as more than 3,000 Soldiers returned to Fort Sill from the annual BCT holiday exodus. Col. Mike Dvoracek, 434th Fires Brigade commander, spoke highly of everyone in his brigade who made sure BCT Soldiers either left promptly or took care of those who elected to stay here.

  • ADA trains crewmembers with confidence‏

    Jan 10, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers strive to be proficient on their weapons system, with the understanding that proficiency can save lives. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery began their Table VIII training with this mindset. For many their previous experience helped them excel during the training.

  • Army Under Secretary promotes former Military Assistant

    Jan 9, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal promotes Lt. Col. H. Clay Lyle, former Military Assistant (Operations) to the Under Secretary of the Army, 8 Jan. 2013, Washington, D.C. Lyle currently serves as the Executive Officer for the Director, Force Development, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-8. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Cadets play key role in National Combine

    Jan 8, 2013

    Cadets from colleges across the country served as marshals for the National Combine held in conjunction with the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Part of their role was talk to players about life as a Cadet and opportunities available through ROTC.

  • 3 Cadets become Army's newest second lieutenants at All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Two Cadets from San Antonio schools and one from Michigan took the oath of office in a pre-game ceremony before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, on the Alamodome field before thousands of football fans.

  • Army issues Sources Sought Notice to support NIE 14.1

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Army announced that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to enhance existing network systems capabilities to participate in the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 event, scheduled to take place in October/November 2013, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • TRADOC commander addresses Soldier Heroes during All-American Bowl week

    Jan 6, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commanding general, spoke to the Soldier Heroes participating in the All-American Bowl Week on three main points: Establishing the conditions for the Army in 2014, focusing on preparedness rather than short-term readiness, and the Army Profession.

  • Soldiers 'showcase' Army opportunities at All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2013

    The "Army Strong" message got a big boost this week as Soldier heroes, about 90 of the nation's top high school football players and their coaches, about 150 band members, a number of drill sergeants and many others converged in San Antonio for 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities.

  • Army, civilian leaders discuss Soldier, veteran opportunities at All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is hosting an array of events leading up to the bowl game, bringing military and civilians together for networking purposes.

  • CASCOM recognizes community support

    Jan 3, 2013

    Col. John E. O'Neil IV, Quartermaster School commandant, presented members of the Hopewell High School Concert Choir certificates of appreciation Dec. 18, for their support to the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 7 January 1991

    Jan 3, 2013

    Kuwaiti Civilians Trained in Basic Combat Skills in Operation DESERT OWL 7 January 1991

  • Soldiers mentor All-American players, band members during bowl week

    Jan 3, 2013

    Corpus Christi recruiters Staff Sgt. David Camarillo and Staff Sgt. Charles Hoskins were selected to participate as Soldier Hero mentors to two of the 90 All-American Bowl football players this week.

  • Community leaders, educators try hands at marksmanship

    Jan 3, 2013

  • Cadet kicker eyes shot at NFL

    Jan 2, 2013

    Rockne Belmonte, a Cadet with Northern Michigan University, is preparing for a shot a playing professional football. A kicker, he holds the record for Northern Michigan's longest field goal at 58 yards.

  • International Assistance -- Recruiters, Fort Knox grant Belgian teen's wish

    Dec 20, 2012

    Make A Wish Foundation turns to U.S. Army Recruiting Command to make Belgian cancer victim's dream of becoming a U.S. Soldier come true.

  • Army applies NIE lessons to integrating network equipment

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army is applying integration lessons learned from completed Network Integration Evaluations as it continues production of networked vehicles to support fielding efforts to 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Fort Rucker honors Instructors of the Year

    Dec 20, 2012

    Five Soldiers and two civilians from Fort Rucker were recognized as Academic Instructors and Instructor Pilots of the Year, and were presented with awards from representatives of several organizations during a ceremony Dec. 14 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Lee officers earn German military badge

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 20, 2012) -- More than 70 Army officers -- most of them lieutenants in training at the Army Logistics University here -- received their gold or silver German Armed Forces Proficiency Badges during a lunchtime ceremony Friday in ALU's multipurpose rooms.

  • SMA thanks Lee for Best Warrior work

    Dec 20, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 20, 2012) -- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III presented Coins of Excellence to 18 Fort Lee and Fort Eustis Soldiers and civilians during a Dec. 12 ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • This Week in Military Intelligence History, December 29, 1988

    Dec 18, 2012

    Army Announces Consolidation of Intelligence Training at Fort Huachuca

  • 75th Fires Brigade Soldiers deploy

    Dec 18, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A somber tone filled the atmosphere around the headquarters building of 75th Fires Brigade Dec. 16 as Soldiers, their comrades, and family members gathered together. Many of them shared laughter, words of encouragement, and memories of their time training together for this moment. Some children, spouses and service members were touched deeply by the events of the day -- insomuch that they shed tears together. The 'Tough As Diamonds' family said goodbye to each other as they prepared to depart to the U.S. Central Command's area of operations. There, the unit will assume the role of a Force Field Artillery Headquarters.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers celebrate 376 years of Army service

    Dec 17, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers celebrated the Army National Guard's 376th birthday Dec. 13 at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Lincoln Hall Atrium. The event recognizes the National Guard as America's oldest military branch with roots dating back to 1636.

  • Cadet Command salutes newest 'second lieutenant'

    Dec 14, 2012

    Cadet Command teams with Fort Knox and Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill Belgian teen's dream of becoming a U.S. Soldier.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier receives Bronze Star for valor

    Dec 13, 2012

    A Fort Jackson Soldier was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor last week for his courage and efforts to save the lives of his fellow Soldiers in 2010.

  • IOTQ winner moving on up -- IOTY

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 2012 United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Instructor of the Year Award will be presented to Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Kroviak, Company D, 2-13th Aviation, common core instructor, on Friday at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • USAICoE drives learning to tactical edge

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - A collaborative effort to fundamentally redesign institutional training is underway, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, Fort Huachuca, is playing a critical role.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 13 December 1941

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP, was established in 1917 to provide counterespionage support to the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. The first 50 agents who reported to France performed security and counter-espionage work, as well as investigative work for the Criminal Investigative Division.

  • AAAA recognizes Tomahawks, Aviators

    Dec 13, 2012

    Fort Rucker honored several Aviators at the Landing for exceptional performance at the Army Aviation Association of America social Dec. 6. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment were recognized for their hard work in organizing the annual Chili 5k and Cook-off and two Soldiers were bestowed the Order of St. Michael award in silver and bronze.

  • Course offers different strokes

    Dec 13, 2012

    Many would argue that there is no such thing as too much recreation, and Fort Rucker is adding to its repertoire of recreational activities with the addition of a new flying disc course at Beaver Lake.

  • Fires Center of Excellence names Instructors of Year

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill recognized eight instructors of the year during a ceremony Dec. 11 at Snow Hall's Kerwin Auditorium.

  • Leaders meet at Fort Sill to discuss unmanned aerial system threats

    Dec 13, 2012

    How to neutralize the threat of enemy unmanned aircraft over forward operating bases was a topic addressed at the first Counter Unmanned Aerial System coordination meeting, Dec. 5-6, 2012, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Paladin Soldiers perfect live-fire abilities

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery fine turned their skills on the M109A6 Paladin Dec. 4 during a battalion-level certification and live-fire exercise at Fort Sill.

  • Candlelight stroll illuminates historic Fort Sill

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (13 Dec. 2012) -- The fort museums' staffs and volunteers conducted it's annual candlelight stroll Dec. 9, around the historic Old Post Quadrangle.

  • Gen. Austin meets with a Soldier at the Center For Intrepid

    Dec 12, 2012

    Gen. Lloyd J. Austin meets with a Soldier at the Center For Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Elite Snipers Unite for Competition

    Dec 12, 2012

    Thirty-two of the world's best snipers met at Fort Bragg, N.C. to face off in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Sniper Competition, Dec. 2-6.

  • Army G4 visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    Dec 11, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), to view training Dec. 7.

  • New, longer Warrior Leader Course to launch with shorter days, land nav returns

    Dec 11, 2012

    When implemented Army-wide in January, the Warrior Leader Course will be a little bit longer and a little bit better, said the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Commandant Command Sgt. Maj. Rory L. Malloy.

  • Fort Jackson stages realistic 'active shooter' exercise

    Dec 10, 2012

    There wasn't much color in the building to begin with, but the gunsmoke coated everything in a cataract haze. Specks of gunpowder floated in the air and screams echoed through the halls. A woman's voice on the public address system warned that an active shooter was on the premises. The sounds of gunfire punctuated her warnings.

  • Command's top enlisted leader accepts new challenge

    Dec 10, 2012

    For the first time in six years, Cadet Command has a new top enlisted leader. Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard has spent much of his first few months on the job learning the command and visiting with America's future leaders. He likes what he sees.

  • CASCOM CG lights up the holiday season

    Dec 7, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, is assisted by his wife, Denise, and Spc. Willie J. Rodgers III, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee, in pulling the levers to light the Fort Lee holiday tree Dec. 6.

  • Army looks at challenges of transition through 2020 and beyond

    Dec 7, 2012

    The Army is undergoing a transition from a force primarily focused on execution of combat operations to one preparing for a complex future, and Unified Quest, the Army chief of staff's Title 10 wargame, will examine some of the challenges of this future operating environment.

  • Fort Lee's 217th MPs open new facility

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 6, 2012) -- The 217th Military Police Detachment here traces its roots to World War II when its earliest predecessor, the 317th Military Police Escort Guard Section, was formed. One of the throwbacks to that period of its history is the 1940s-era building the unit has occupied since it was activated at Fort Lee on June 16, 2000. But now, that's a thing of the past as well … literally.

  • New system untethers Soldiers from demo charge

    Dec 6, 2012

    Remote Activation Munitions System allows combat engineers to have greater standoff from explosions.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers head east to help with hurricane aftermath

    Dec 6, 2012

    When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States in late October, Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood answered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers call for help.

  • Aviation hero speaks with Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2012

    In the war on terrorism where the enemy does not wear a uniform, and women and children are used as decoys or sacrifices, the knowledge and experience of a retired Vietnam colonel who fought and survived a guerrilla war is invaluable to Soldiers.

  • Award Ceremony in honor of U.S. Army NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year

    Dec 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents the Army Commendation Medal to Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna and Sgt. Saral Shrestha, the U.S. Army NCO and Soldier of the Year, during an award ceremony in his office at the Pentagon, Va. Dec. 3, 2012.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 6 December 1941

    Dec 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Message intercepted indicating breakdown of negotiations between Japan and US Dec. 6, 1941

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 13 Dec 1941

    Dec 4, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP) was established in 1917 to provide Counter espionage support to the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

  • 70 years of service honored

    Dec 4, 2012

    Rocco "Rocky" Caponigro was recognized for 70 years of service to the country Nov. 21. The World War II veteran was presented the Gen. Brehon B. Somervell Medallion of Excellence by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during a ceremony at the Cardinal Golf Club.