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  • Fort Valley ROTC trains for Ranger Challenge

    Jan 31, 2014

  • Program offers recovery for injured Soldiers

    Jan 31, 2014

  • Armor chief receives 1st star

    Jan 31, 2014

  • Aviators benefit from cockpit trainers

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Rucker has many tools to help Soldiers get their boots off the ground, but there is one thing that student pilots can never do enough of -- practice, and that is something officials believe is key to flying above the rest.

  • BHS, JROTC students gain archery team

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - This year the Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, was introduced to a new sport. The 2013/14 school year is the first time JROTC has an archery team. It is open to all Buena High School students interested in joining. The group practices on Tuesday and Thursday after school on the BHS football field.

  • Boldly Transforming Leadership Development

    Jan 31, 2014

    What makes good leaders? And what is the best way to develop them? These are the questions with which U.S. Army Cadet Command wrestles as it changes its development models. Improving the curriculum, changing the way it is delivered and taught, and teaching Cadets how to think, not what to think, is a formula Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command, said he thinks will successfully develop well-rounded leaders of character.

  • Ordnance School commander earns first star

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- Fort Lee's newest general celebrated his promotion with family, friends and fellow Soldiers during a ceremony Friday in the high bay of Hatcher Hall on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Upcoming military culinary competition to be scaled back but more robust

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- The Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event has built a reputation for good food, good training and a healthy dose of competitiveness among its participants.

  • PEO Aviation changes leadership

    Jan 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Program Executive Office for Aviation changed leadership today during a change of charter ceremony in the Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • 82nd Airborne Division's Falcon Paratroopers pilot Bragg OneTESS System

    Jan 26, 2014

    Soldiers currently wear the Instrumental-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES) gear which has a sensor that is able to detect signals from a device mounted on an opposing forces' weapon. When soldiers' I-MILES beep, it lets everyone know who has been hit. Because mortars are not a direct fire weapon, they are unable to send that signal to the Soldiers they're firing on. With the new One Tactical Engagement Simulation System, that's no longer the case.

  • AWTC opens to enhance AWG's capabilities

    Jan 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its Asymmetric Warfare Training Center Jan. 24 here. Participants included State and local officials from Virginia, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Training and Doctrine Command, and various others who attended to witness the historic event.

  • New OER transition: HRC team informs officers on changes

    Jan 24, 2014

    As the Army switches to a new Officer Evaluation Report data input, submission procedures, and rating philosophy were critical focal points of a mobile training team on post Jan. 13 to 16.

  • CASCOM personnel talk professionalism during CAPE seminar

    Jan 24, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. Dave Stewart, Center for the Army Profession and Ethic senior enlisted advisor, discussed leadership, mentoring and ethics with Combined Arms Support Command Soldiers and civilians during two seminars hosted by the Army Logistics University Jan. 23.

  • SHARP program director's visit about insight

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Army's top civilian for the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, Dr. Christine Altendorf, visited Fort Leonard Wood Jan. 16.

  • Asymmetric Warfare Training Center opens at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jan 24, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- The Asymmetric Warfare Group officially opened its $90.1 million Asymmetric Warfare Training Center here today. The complex features state-of-the art training and range facilities that support the AWG mission of rapid material and non-material solution development as well as adaptability and resiliency training.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • Army announces 33K positions now open to women

    Jan 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2014)--One year ago this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the end of the direct ground combat exclusion policy, which restricted female service members from serving in unit-level positions below the brigade level with the primary mission of direct ground combat engagement. Now a year later, the Army announces its recent notification to Congress, through the DoD, to open 33K positions as part of its Soldier 2020 initiative. The Army's Soldier 2020 initiative sets the conditions for senior leaders to balance and transition the force in a way that makes the Army stronger, by having the best-qualified Soldiers for each job within the Army profession. Prior to the DoD rescinding the direct ground combat exclusion policy, the Army had already begun 'leaning forward' with a scientific approach to re-validate performance standards for each Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

  • Fort Sill drill sergeants train others to take 'the trail'

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fires Center of Excellence is using the experts on being drill sergeants to prepare the future fleet taking the trail. The current and former drill sergeants of the year, Sgt. 1st Class William Schmidt, 2013 DsoY, and Sgt. 1st Class Victor Marquez, 2012 DSoY, teach the Drill Sergeant Candidate Course.

  • Commander's Week boosts ISEC leadership, personal development

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or ISEC, hosted their semi-annual Commander's Week Jan. 13 -- 16 in the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The main focus of this event was strategic leadership and professional development for ISEC's senior leaders.

  • MI NCOs inducted into elite organization

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - MI NCOs inducted into elite organization

  • CSU ROTC set for Ranger Challenge

    Jan 23, 2014

  • Fallen Rangers honored at memorial ceremony

    Jan 23, 2014

  • Armor School commandant promoted to brigadier general

    Jan 23, 2014

  • REF, CDID use collaborative process to design prototype

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers develop CoCreate to support innovation brought on by rapid equipping force and capability development integration development

  • Program promotes cultural exchange

    Jan 23, 2014

    For those seeking to expand their knowledge of the world, the International Military Student Office offers people an opportunity to experience different cultures without leaving the United States or even the Wiregrass by sponsoring an international student.

  • Classroom to cockpit: Day in the life of a student helicopter pilot

    Jan 16, 2014

    Her alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. and her loveable hound-lab mix, Rupert, is there to make sure she doesn't hit the snooze button. Second Lt. Dorothy Marie Reid rubs the sleep from her eyes as she prepares for another day as a UH-60 Black Hawk student with D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade.

  • Berkeley-breaking the military stigma

    Jan 15, 2014

    Late in 2012 the academic community saw the return of ROTC to several college campuses where it was perceived to have been unwelcome. But for all of its Vietnam era stigma, the University of California, Berkeley has been welcoming the military for several years now. Although newly assigned ROTC instructors and cadre arrive to Berkeley with apprehension because they expect a negative climate, Dr. Kathryn Scott, director of physical education at the university, said they are pleasantly surprised when actually immersed in the campus community. Recently she was in San Antonio to attend the 2014 Army All-American Bowl and gather with other community leaders and educators to discuss advocacy ideas for Army ROTC.

  • Soldiers help students build trust

    Jan 15, 2014

  • MCoE plans for changes to civilian workforce

    Jan 15, 2014

  • U.S. Army Initial Military Training welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 14, 2014

    A ceremony marking a change of responsibility for the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Initial Military Training and senior enlisted advisor for Senior Commander, Army Element Fort Eustis took place Jan. 10 at Fort Eustis.

  • With Army tools, NCOs can help Soldiers achieve their educational goals

    Jan 14, 2014

    Did you know it's possible for an enlisted Soldier to earn a degree by the end of his or her first term of enlistment? The framework is in place and the degree programs are available, but Army officials say Soldiers often don't learn of the opportunities until they have been in the Army for years

  • Army Sustainment Command's role in replacing the Standard Army Retail Supply System with GCSS-Army

    Jan 13, 2014

    The Army Sustainment Command shares lessons learned and tools for a successful transition to the Global Combat Support System-Army.

  • Intelligence support teams' support to logistics organizations

    Jan 13, 2014

    Company and battalion intelligence support teams can provide the additional intelligence support needed for brigade support and combat sustainment support battalion operations.

  • Decisive action training environment preps lieutenants for future operations

    Jan 13, 2014

    The tactics team of the Basic Officer Leader Department at the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Va., created a field training exercise that incorporates the decisive action training environment, to teach junior logistics officers how to support in this environment.

  • Sustainment's next challenge: Strategic landpower

    Jan 13, 2014

    The Army, Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command have partnered to create the Office of Strategic Landpower to leverage their expertise within the human domain.

  • Intelligence Center Provides Support to Desert Shield/Desert Storm

    Jan 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Operation Desert Storm began on January 17, 1991, at 0300 hours (1900 hours of January 16, Eastern Standard Time). It was a direct result of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on August 2, 1990. American President George H. W. Bush immediately condemned the Iraqi action, as did the governments of Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Hussein, unconcerned about these protests, gambled that his fellow Arab states would stand by and either support or ignore his act of aggression. He was wrong. Two-thirds of the 21 members of the Arab League condemned the invasion, with Saudi Arabia's King Fahd turning to the United States and other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for help. Six days later, US Air Force fighter planes began landing in Saudi Arabia as part of a massive build-up of troops and equipment that was known as Operation Desert Shield.

  • TRADOC commander discusses challenges, way ahead at AUSA

    Jan 10, 2014

    A smaller Army cannot be a hollow Army and training will need to adapt to fit fiscal constraints while maintaining readiness to meet future needs, Gen. Robert Cone, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, told members of the Fort Hood-Central Texas chapter of the Association of the United States Army in Killeen, Texas, during the organization's first membership meeting of 2014, Jan. 6, 2014.

  • Aged to perfection, NCO trainees add experience to BCT company

    Jan 10, 2014

    The Soldiers-in-training of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment are all learning about the Army together -- but not all of them are learning about military life together. Nine of the 176 Soldiers-in-training are noncommissioned officers from either the Marine Corps, Navy or Air Force.

  • TRADOC partners with William & Mary for research, training opportunities

    Jan 10, 2014

    The College of William & Mary and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command reaffirmed their partnership, Jan. 10, 2014, to develop internships, research and training opportunities for both William & Mary students and TRADOC Soldiers in the field of national security.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • Exercise Combined Resolve- Overview and Key Lessons Identified

    Jan 8, 2014

    Exercise Combined Resolve was designed as a proof of principle for the European Rotation Force (ERF) focused on improving NATO interoperability (nine different Nations) by integrating Warfighting Functions, personnel (~2500 personnel), and doctrine; while integrating the EUCOM Army Contingency Response Force (ACRF) company to demonstrate our ability to rapidly mobilize our forces across a theater of operations to support our allies with a responsive combat force.

  • Future of Army, nation found in today's recruits

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Building the future Army and affecting the lives of young people -- that is the two-fold mission defining the work of the Soldiers and civilians of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade.

  • 80th Training Command instructor competition underway

    Jan 7, 2014

    Six Soldiers from the 102nd and 94th Training Divisions are participating in the 80th Training Command's (TASS) eighth Instructor of the Year competition at the 100th Training Division (OS) headquarters at Fort Knox, Ky., Jan. 6, 2014.

  • Unit Training Management handbook gets update

    Jan 7, 2014

    The new edition of The Leader's Guide to Unit Training Management (UTM) is available on the Army Training Network https://atn.army.mil/. ATN is the one-stop shop for training products and resources. It is managed by the Army's Training Management Directorate (TMD).

  • Combining network management tools makes managing network easier, saves money

    Jan 6, 2014

    The Army is moving to simplify and reduce the number of network management tools its communication officers use to manage the tactical communications network, moving from deliveries of stove-piped tool sets across various systems and echelons to an integrated system.

  • USAREC issues smartphones to recruiters

    Jan 6, 2014

    Smartphones to enhance recruiting capabilites

  • Gold Star parents do more than just support ROTC

    Jan 4, 2014

    Florida State University nursing professor Nan Cuchens and her husband Harry Chaires established a scholarship for military nursing students at FSU and they support the Wounded Warriors program, and the Injured Marine Fund. They do this through a small armed security company they established. They founded "One Brave Marine" to honor their son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Chaires who was killed in combat in 2006. They employ veterans who are returning to civilian life --because they know the difficulties with transition and the difficulties in finding employment.

  • U.S. Army takes measures to mentor leaders of tomorrow

    Jan 3, 2014

    U.S. Army All-American Bowl week is more than a celebration of high school football, it provides the Army an opportunity to showcase its education opportunities, training and leadership skills.

  • Kicking leadership focus to the front at Army All American Bowl

    Jan 3, 2014

    Motivational speaker Fran Kick visited San Antonio to present a message to a group of community leaders and educators attending the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. His message was "the more you put into something, the more you get out of it and leadership is no exception. He used several examples to illustrate that there is a difference in someone understanding the practice of leadership verses practicing their understanding of leadership, and he pointed out the difference in leading verses having a title or position.

  • Army Cadet draws on personal experience at Army National Combine

    Jan 3, 2014

    Like a seasoned leader, Travis Watson is barking out orders, moving back and forth and gesturing all at once as he directs a group of high school football players on the field in the Alamodome in San Antonio.

  • Army Network Integration Evaluations adopt new goals, new construct

    Dec 23, 2013

    After delivering groundbreaking communications technologies to Soldiers in Afghanistan, the Army should focus tactical network development efforts on simplifying tools and applications, right-sizing command posts and increasing operational flexibility, according to initial conclusions from the most recent Network Integration Evaluation.

  • AMC/ASC NCOY shares experience at DA-level competition

    Dec 20, 2013

    AMC/ASC's Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory gave everything he had, but that still wasn't enough to place in the 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition held in November at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Drill sergeants help Soldiers prepare for personal leave

    Dec 19, 2013

    Are you prepared for Victory Block Leave? The U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School took no chances last week, inspecting dozens of vehicles belonging to Soldiers before they were allowed to leave post for the holidays.

  • Fires Center trains Fort Campbell Soldiers for C-RAM mission

    Dec 19, 2013

    Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery from Fort Campbell, Ky., worked with the Fires Center of Excellence to completely revamp their training to use the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) weapon system in Afghanistan.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre test physical limits

    Dec 19, 2013

    Drill sergeants and cadre in 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, at Fort Sill, Okla., took a break from pushing their Soldiers, to test their own physical limits, Dec. 11, 2013, in their inaugural Gauntlet Challenge.

  • Army ROTC Cadets at UT, Austin, participate in innovative SHARP training

    Dec 9, 2013

    Like many students at the University of Texas, Austin, Army ROTC Cadets dressed up for Halloween. However, their destination was not an on-campus party but for an alternative way to learn about a topic that is serious to the Army.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Rucksack to rotor blades; Career change brings former infantry NCO back to Afghanistan as Army pilot

    Dec 9, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan (Nov. 26, 2013) -- U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Young dreamed of being a police officer as a child. To reach that goal, after graduating high school, he enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army with the intention of gaining experience to prepare him for law enforcement.

  • Loose lips still sink ships, loose tweets sink fleets

    Dec 6, 2013

    In the social media era, OPSEC is more important, and more difficult, than ever. We must be concerned with both whom we talk to and what we put on the internet. The flow of information from one side of the world to another is now as easy as a few keystrokes and only takes seconds.

  • ATEC commanding general visits EPG, tours facility

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S Army Test and Evaluation Command commanding general, Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, met with Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Col. Raymond Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, for an overview and tour of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground here at Fort Huachuca, Nov. 25.

  • Fort Leonard Wood commander visits Missouri State University

    Dec 6, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, visited Missouri State University and met with about 50 ROTC cadets and military science students, as well as MSU President Clif Smart.

  • Cyberspace warriors graduate with Army's newest military occupational specialty

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers made history when they were awarded the newest Army military occupational specialty, 25D, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony Nov. 27, 2013, held in Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness trainers bring performance insight to FORSCOM and USARC

    Dec 6, 2013

    Over the next several months, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command staff members will participate in the same performance enhancement training seminars that are being held across the U.S. Army's combat formations.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • Safety Show's 'undead' cast delivers creative accident prevention message

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 5, 2013) -- About 2,000 junior Soldiers and many other community members attended the opening performances of the 2013 Fort Lee Safety Show Tuesday and Wednesday evening at the Post Theater.

  • New Sill drill sergeants talk learning the trail

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A group of Fort Sill's newest drill sergeants in E Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery broke down what it's like to walk on the trail for the first time.

  • FA battalion readies vehicles in deployment exercise

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Second Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, conducted an equipment deployment readiness exercise (EDRE) Nov. 18-21 to ensure all vehicles were in good running condition and to fix any issues.

  • BAMC SIM Center receives accreditation

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Simulation Center was recently accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of simulation teaching/education, training, and research last month. The Center is only one of 33 to be accredited by the SSH, which oversees the quality of simulation centers around the world.

  • NCO helps build home for Gold Star family

    Dec 4, 2013

    A Fort Benning, Ga., drill sergeant is one of dozens of volunteers helping to build a new home for the family of a fallen Soldier.

  • MCCC class hears CSF2 experiences By NICK DUKE nick.duke@thebayonet.com Students in a Maneuver Cap

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Foreign Exchange Student Finds Home in Army JROTC

    Dec 4, 2013

    Francesco Rossi, a high school foreign exchange student from Italy, reviewed his class options for attendance at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Ga., and decided that the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps looked interesting--so he enrolled. "I came to the United States on an exchange program because I wanted to learn English and learn a new culture and new customs," said Rossi, who is from Italy and is in his senior year this year. Rossi said there isn't a similar program in Italy. He is now a participating Cadet and though he is enjoying the cultural emersion and language training opportunities, his eagerness to be involved has offered a cultural engagement of an Italian kind for his fellow Cadets.

  • Mission command goes mobile

    Dec 2, 2013

    This year the Army plans to field Joint Battle Command-Platform, the next-generation system providing mounted mission command, friendly force tracking and situational awareness capabilities. JBC-P will also serve as the first version of the Mounted Computing Environment, one of six computing environments that make up the Army's Common Operating Environment, a new set of standards that enable the rapid development of secure and interoperable applications.

  • Getting Contracting Right

    Dec 2, 2013

    After 33 years in the field, new DASA(P) takes the long view of where the Army needs to be in this commentary which was originally published in the Oct. - Dec. 2013 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Milgaming site gets new look, improvements

    Dec 2, 2013

    The Army's premiere gaming website has received improvements which make it more user-friendly. Improvements include reducing the number of clicks needed to get to the most used functions and items on the site.

  • Remembering Native Americans

    Nov 30, 2013

  • Arming an Apache for its next mission

    Nov 28, 2013

  • Alamo Scouts Established, 28 November 1943

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Lieutenant General Walter Krueger assumed command of the newly activated Sixth Army in early 1943 and then established an operational Task Force, nicknamed Alamo Force, also under his command.

  • Identifying IEDs: Field training teaches company to think like enemy

    Nov 27, 2013

    The 789th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company is small in number, but has the immense task of protecting innocent lives from improvised explosive devices. Because of their mission, company leaders said EOD technicians are trained to think like the enemy.

  • National Guard competes for Best Ranger teams

    Nov 27, 2013

    Twenty-two National Guard Soldiers from 13 states competed for nine open slots, Nov. 20, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to participate in the competition next spring.

  • MCTP major works with veterans

    Nov 27, 2013

    "He talks about the way it is now, and I talk about the way it was then." That's how Gene Berry, a Korean War veteran, describes his relationship with Maj. Cedric Burden, observer/coach, trainer, Mission Command Training Program (MCTP), at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Burden volunteers with Crossroads Hospice as a companion for Berry and a World War II veteran.

  • New counselors help victims of sexual assault

    Nov 27, 2013

    Eliminating sexual assault from the armed forces remains one of the military's top priorities -- an effort that requires absolute and sustained commitment to providing a safe environment where every service member and civilian is free from the threat of sexual harassment and assault.

  • AWG Solution Development Exercise Focuses on Subterranean Warfare

    Nov 27, 2013

    The Asymmetric Warfare Group, a unique unit that provides operational advisory support and solution develop to Army and Joint Force commanders globally, conducts a subterranean operations solution development exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, with various Army assets to develop solutions to capability gaps within this complex environment.

  • Fort Sill Soldier input verifies video training games

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill was one of two locations where Bohemia Interactive Simulations worked to prove their video game, Virtual Battlespace 3, can help train Soldiers. Fourteen Sill Soldiers offered their expert opinion Nov. 18-22, on how well the the game assisted in training specific tasks for fire support specialist, field artillery automated tactical data system specialist and Avenger crewmember.

  • Third Army G2 Predicts Battle of the Bulge, 9 December 1944

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - By December of 1944, it appeared that Hitler had been all but defeated. In fact, from the Allied perspective, Germany's continuation of the war at that point made no sense at all. The Third Army had crossed into Germany and had its sights on Frankfurt. An Allied offensive was planned for late December, right before Christmas. Allied commanders and their intelligence staffs were optimistic, if not downright confident, that the end of World War II was within reach.

  • Engineer brigade gets new senior enlisted leader

    Nov 27, 2013

    The 1st Engineer Brigade is under the leadership of a new senior noncommissioned officer.

  • The Other Snowball Effect

    Nov 26, 2013

    How the Army reduced a six-person, two-vehicle system to software The "snowball effect" is something that military programs generally try to avoid; snowballs usually end up costing the government a great deal of money as they get bigger and bigger. But sometimes the effect can work in reverse. This article was originally published in the Oct. - Dec. 2013 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Thanksgiving 2013

    Nov 25, 2013

    This season of thanks is especially poignant after our Army's safest year on record. Due to your hard work and commitment to safety, more Soldiers are enjoying time with Family and friends at Thanksgiving tables around the world. As you celebrate the holiday, we ask that you also reflect on the importance of this historic achievement. Each of you played a vital role in it, and working together, we will continue the tradition of professionalism and excellence.

  • Military youth of the year, son of USAREC NCO, receives congratulations from president

    Nov 25, 2013

    Son of Army NCO named Boys and Girls Club of America Military Youth of the Year congratulated by President Barack Obama

  • Combat veteran enters battle to help families in turmoil

    Nov 25, 2013

    Recruiter works as court appointed advocate for abused and neglected children

  • General presents son with Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course certificate

    Nov 25, 2013

    Lt. Gen. David Perkins, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth commanding general, congratulates his son, 2nd Lt. Chad Perkins, and presents him with his certificate during the Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 10-13 graduation held in the Engineer Regimental Room in the John B. Mahaffey Museum on Fort Leonard Wood Friday. Lt. Gen. Perkins served as the guest speaker for the graduation ceremony.

  • Maj. Gen. Ridge assumes responsibility of Army's Initial Military Training

    Nov 25, 2013

    The Army organization that transforms civilian volunteers into Soldiers and junior leaders welcomed a new deputy commanding general Friday, Nov. 21, 2013. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command transferred responsibility of Initial Military Training from Maj. Gen. Bradley W. May to Maj. Gen. Ross E. Ridge in a ceremony at its headquarters in Fort Eustis, Va., which also signified a change of senior commanders at Army Element Fort Eustis.

  • Missouri's secretary of state visits Fort Leonard Wood

    Nov 22, 2013

    Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander visited Fort Leonard Wood Nov. 19 to meet with the post's senior leaders and to get a first-hand look at the Army's elite chemical, engineer and military police training.

  • Missouri legislators meet with Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders

    Nov 22, 2013

    About 10 Missouri legislators met with Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders today and had the opportunity to see the Army's unique chemical, engineer and military police training that only happens here.

  • CAC commander views training, talks doctrine

    Nov 22, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commanding general, Nov. 20-21, to highlight current training, credentialing and doctrine initiatives.

  • Marines evaluate joint-service communication equipment at NIE 14.1

    Nov 22, 2013

    Marines from the 1st Marine Division participate in Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 at McGregor Range Complex, N.M., as part of a joint effort to modernize military equipment.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers instruct with eye toward future

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit recently spent a week sharing their expert marksmanship skills with the nation's future leaders and competitive shooters.

  • USARIEM researchers add scientific rigor to MOS study

    Nov 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, has partnered with USARIEM to conduct the Physical Demands Study. The study will be used to determine the physical requirements necessary to perform all combat-type jobs, including infantry, armor, artillery and engineering.

  • Developing leaders

    Nov 21, 2013

    Retired Maj. Gen. Vincent "Vinny" Boles, the 33rd Chief of Ordnance, shared lessons learned from his 33 year career in the military with members of the Combined Arms Support Command team, as part of the command's leader professional development program.

  • CAC commander recognizes 'game changers'

    Nov 21, 2013

    Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commanding general, presents a command coin to Sgt. 1st Class James L. Swenson, Career Development noncommissioned officer, for his game-changing service to the Transportation School. Perkins was hosted by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during his visit to the Home of Sustainment Nov. 21.

  • Back to basics for basic

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers in basic training are now saying "goodbye SEAhut, hello puptent," during field training on Fort Leonard Wood.

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