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  • Army leaders discuss leader development at AUSA

    Oct 6, 2009

    Several Army leaders discussed the requirements and conditions to create the best leaders for tomorrow on a panel at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C. today.

  • Mellinger says AMC technology saving lives

    Oct 6, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top enlisted Soldier spoke about advancements in war technology Monday and their effects on Soldiers.

  • CSA says Army will balance mission, troops for Afghanistan

    Oct 6, 2009

    Army leaders will work to provide the forces necessary to be successful in Afghanistan, while at the same time attempting to balance that demand with the needs of Soldiers and families, said the service's senior-most officer.

  • Deployment stress concerns Army enlisted leaders

    Oct 6, 2009

    As the White House debates sending as many as 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, the Army's top enlisted advisor said today that he is proud of the work Soldiers are doing everyday in both Afghanistan and Iraq, but the stress that Soldiers and their families incur from this effort is something that keeps him awake at night.

  • Army reaffirms Family Covenant

    Oct 6, 2009

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston reaffirmed the Army's commitment to Soldiers and their families by signing a family covenant Monday at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting.

  • Army names 7th Army NCO, 1ID Soldier as its 'best warriors'

    Oct 6, 2009

    An NCO academy leader in Germany and an intelligence specialist from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., earned top honors this past week at the Army's 2009 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Resiliency training to be given Army-wide

    Oct 6, 2009

    Officials describe Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and its implementation throughout the Army during a forum at the Association of the United States Army conference on Oct. 5, 2009.

  • Family life chaplains bridge the gap

    Oct 6, 2009

    1st AD bridges gap with family life chaplain

  • JMTC Soldier is Army's top NCO for 2009

    Oct 6, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command was chosen as the Army's top NCO for 2009

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • McHugh: 'Failure is not an option'

    Oct 5, 2009

    The way ahead in Iraq and Afghanistan will be tough, but America's Soldiers can handle it, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • TRADOC debuts Institute for NCO Professional Development at AUSA

    Oct 5, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command senior noncommissioned officer, and John Sparks, retired TRADOC command sergeant major, introduced the new Institute for NCO Professional Development during a Sergeants Corner presentation at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Oct 5, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Opens Site In Utah

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office on Sept. 23 officially opened its Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, consolidating the testing of UAS payloads and technologies to allow for faster deployment to war fighters. Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby, program executive officer for aviation, paralleled the new RIAC operation with the Pony Express operations that took place across the neighboring Utah desert in 1860 and 1861. "In the same pioneering spirit those passionate and dedicated riders served their country, we serve our country and our war fighters today. The RIAC will allow us to serve our Soldiers faster," he said. Col. Greg Gonzalez, project manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also acknowledged service to the war fighter, noting that it is the Soldiers in combat who give his office its orders.

  • Dempsey delivers command update, talks future during AUSA dinner

    Oct 5, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke at the Association of the United States Army Chapter Presidents Dinner yesterday at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

  • 25th Army Ten-Miler sets event records

    Oct 5, 2009

    The silver anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler produced event record times in the men's and women's divisions and the largest field of registered runners in the history of America's largest 10-mile race.

  • Drill Sergeant determined to return Army Strong

    Oct 5, 2009

    A sudden accident may have cost Staff Sgt. Luis Elias his hand, but it hasn't stripped him of his positive attitude or impacted his plans for the future.

  • 35th Signal Brigade begins mission

    Oct 5, 2009

  • Field Band officers seek strength within for outreach success

    Oct 5, 2009

    All of the officers in The United States Army Field Band share something in common, something that, as entertainers, as community relations conduits, they must overcome in order to be successful at what they do. It is not as easy as it may sound, either.

  • Gen. Martin Dempsey delivers keynote during the AUSA Chapter Presidents Dinner

    Oct 4, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, delivered the keynote speech for the Association of the United States Army Chapter Presidents Dinner tonight in Washington, D.C. Dempsey's remarks are below.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders arrive in nation's capital for training

    Oct 4, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va.- Family Readiness Group leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled today, Oct. 4, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. After completion of conference registration, FORSCOM Well-being officials hosted an orientation session to ensure participants were aware of all developmental opportunities available to them during the next four days, to provide guidance on how to enhance their effectiveness of engaging with Army leaders and to answer any questions concerning the symposium agenda.

  • Senior Army Leadership Participation in Q & A Sessions during Association of U.S. Army Annual Me

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army top the list of senior U.S. Army leadership participating in sixteen 30-minute Q&A sessions during the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.

  • 'Broken Heart' Battalion brings Falcon man home again

    Oct 2, 2009

    Man whose family gave up their home to make room for Fort Leonard Wood in 1941, returned their in 50s for basic training and returned this week for a battalion reunion.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Oct. 3 with a mystery event and Combatives tournament.

  • ARRA: Defense Department announces Housing Assistance Program details

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Housing Assistance Program, with $555 million boost from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • More than 300 Soldiers take to mat in Combatives

    Oct 2, 2009

    More than 300 Soldiers from around the world slugged it out over three straight days at Fort Benning, Ga., during the fifth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tournament.

  • First Officer from Bangladesh inducted into CGSC International Hall of Fame

    Oct 2, 2009

    Officials at the Command and General Staff College inducted the first officer from the People's Republic of Bangladesh, retired Gen. Moeen Uddin Ahmed, former Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh, into the International Hall of Fame in a ceremony held here Oct. 1. Moeen joined two other former CGSC graduates honored in absentia: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Lt. Gen. Ng Yat Chung, both of Singapore.

  • 2009 ARCIC awards celebrate creativity, flexibility

    Oct 2, 2009

    The second annual Individual Capability Developer and Team Developer Awards were presented to the winning individual and team today at the Army Capabilities Integration Center Capability Integration Enterprise Conference here.

  • Army answering flood of GI Bill questions

    Oct 2, 2009

    Three Soldiers in the Army's Enlisted Policy Division have been busy answering up to 100 questions daily from the field regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

  • Garrison recognizes top employees

    Oct 2, 2009

    Eight civilian employees were recognized by Col. Lillian Dixon, garrison commander, during Fort Jackson's Employee of the Month ceremony at the Solomon Center Tuesday.

  • Teenage Eagle Scout builds PT field for wounded warriors

    Oct 1, 2009

    Fort Benning has a new PT field, researched and engineered by 15-year-old Mark Yanoschik.

  • Army stars light up Soldier show at Fort Benning

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show takes center stage at Wetherby Field at 8 p.m. today. The show is sponsored by I. A.M. STRONG, the Army's Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Program, and AT&T.

  • Foot technology takes step in right direction

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - A painful foot blister or stress fracture can slow a Soldier down. One way the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) is helping troops combat the effects of daily ruck marches and running is to ensure they are properly fitted for combat boots and tennis shoes.

  • Post CSM picked for plum position

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - CSM Darrin Bohn leaves for Afghanistan today to become the senior enlisted adviser to the deputy commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, LTG David Rodriguez.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Army's first students in new Warrior Leader Course graduate from Fort Bliss NCO Academy

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BLISS Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs first students to study under the new 17-day Warrior Leader Course graduated from the Fort Bliss Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Soldier Hall on Monday, ready to take the leadership lessons they learned back to their units a

  • 59th Ordnance Brigade change of patch ceremony

    Oct 1, 2009

    Soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 59th Ordnance Brigade

  • Reviewing the binder

    Oct 1, 2009

    Master Sgt. Robert Bowman, Texas Tech University ROTC, and Sgt. 1st Class Corey King, TRADOC, review an event binder at the Best Soldier Competition while awaiting an appearance before the Soldier of the Year Board at Club Lee on Fort Lee Va., Sept. 28, 2009.

  • Former Army chief discusses challenges in Army's future

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, former chief of staff of the Army, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students about potential future challenges for the Army and career officers Sept. 23, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • Sgt. 1st Class King plots his course

    Oct 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Corey King, representing the Training and Doctrine Command, uses the chemical fluorescent light and the Defense Advanced Global Positioning System to plot a course through the night urban warfare orienteering course during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • CSIAca,!E+publishes papers of Gen. Donn Starry

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Donn Starry presented the Combined Arms Research Library with a copy of "Press On!," a two-volume collection of his personal papers published by the Combat Studies Institute, during a ceremony Sept. 25 at the library. Starry, who commanded Training and Doctrine Command from 1977 to 1981, is credited with laying out the principles for AirLand Battle doctrine that synchronized all assets on the battlefield.

  • Journalists learn about Army life

    Oct 1, 2009

    This is the second year for "Bridging the Gap: A Military Experience for Journalists," funded by the McCormick Foundation and operated by the University of Kansas and the Combined Arms Center. Journalists spent a week at Fort Leonard Wood and Fort Leavenworth learning about aspects of Army life - from the time civilians enter an inprocessing center and emerge as uniformed Soldiers to the time Army majors undergo leadership education at the Command and General Staff College. The McCormick grant has also included a course shared between CGSC and undergraduates at KU.

  • Soldier brings back silver from World Wrestling Championships

    Oct 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers became the United States' second Greco-Roman wrestler to win three world-championship medals by taking the silver in the heavyweight division of the 2009 World Wrestling Championships at the MesseCenter in Herning Sept. 27.

  • Starry presents papers to Combined Arms Research Library

    Oct 1, 2009

    Retired Gen. Donn A. Starry, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's second commanding general, presented his personal papers to the Combined Arms Research Library in a ceremony at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 25. Starry's papers are a two-volume collection titled Press On!, published by the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute.

  • H1N1 a factor in Soldier's death

    Oct 1, 2009

    Autopsy results have concluded that the recent death of a Fort Jackson, S.C., Basic Combat Training Soldier was caused by pneumonia due to the H1N1 flu.

  • Tiger Brigade deploys first combat advisors

    Oct 1, 2009

    The capstone ceremony for the combat advisor Class 81 etched another page in the history books of Tigerland, which is the area used by the 162nd Infantry Brigade to train combat advisors. Their graduation Sept. 18 was a high-spirited farewell to the Soldiers after the completion of their highly intense, 20-day training rotation. Col. Mark A. Bertolini, the 162nd Infantry Brigade commander, sparked things off with an electrifying definition of what's in store for this first class of combat advisors.

  • D Battery Soldiers drive training mission for combat advisors

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Soldiers of D Battery, 5th Battalion, 353rd Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade, instructed its first M1151A1 driver training class for Class 81's combat advisors Sept. 16. The class included 63 Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen headed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Reup in the Sky

    Oct 1, 2009

    An Army firefighter and Milwaukee recruiter re-enlists while suspended more than 40 feet above ground on the bucket of a fire truck ladder.

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • Year of the NCO: BNCOC Leaves Stewart, Goes Online

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Noncommissioned Officer Education System is a key component in the training of NCOs. The Warrior Leaders Course, Basic NCO Course, and Advance NCO Course are requirementS for all NCOs as they get promoted.

  • First Ordnance Soldiers arrive to Fort Lee

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Ordnance School began saying farewell to more than 92 years of history at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., as the first wave of advanced individual training Soldiers arrived Sept. 23 to Fort Lee. More than 500 ordnance Soldiers got their first look at the state-of-the-art facilities and were assigned rooms in the new barracks, before training began Monday at the school's $700 million campus.

  • "Fort Knox" strip inspired by post

    Oct 1, 2009

    The story is about a comic strip that's based on the illustrator's real life experiences as an Army brat. He loved living at Fort Knox and loved the winter weather he knew little about as a kid. The strip is named 'Fort Knox' and the characters in the strip are based on Boscacci's real Army family, although his father is now retired from active duty.

  • New Sustainment Center patch signifies 'One Team'

    Oct 1, 2009

    In a ceremony at the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters Sept. 25, Soldiers replaced the former Combined Arms Support Command patch with the new SCoE patch.

  • Portal opens new lines of collaboration

    Oct 1, 2009

    Fort Jackson has a new tool that allows the easy sharing of knowledge and information. That tool, Sharepoint, is just a mouse click away.

  • On the ropes

    Oct 1, 2009

    Pvt. Romeo Hilgart, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, negotiates the one-rope bridge obstacle Monday. The rope bridge is one of several obstacles that are part of Victory Tower, which is designed to instill confidence in Soldiers early in their Basic Combat Training cycle.

  • NCO driven by desire to excel

    Oct 1, 2009

    In the eight years Staff Sgt. David Townsend has served, he has been stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., and Naples, Italy. He has also been deployed to Iraq.

  • Luncheon set to bring Hispanic culture to Fort Jackson

    Oct 1, 2009

    Through music, dance, food and reflection, Fort Jackson will observe Hispanic Heritage Month with a luncheon Oct. 6.

  • In their sights

    Oct 1, 2009

    Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment take aim during basic rifle marksmanship training Sept. 28.

  • First new homes ready in December

    Oct 1, 2009

    One year after the groundbreaking ceremony for new housing on Fort Jackson, the first group of new homes will be completed in December. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, tentatively scheduled for Dec. 3, will mark the completion of some homes for junior enlisted Soldiers and their families, said Emma Watson, Residential Communities Initiatives director.

  • Annual mud race strengthens camaraderie

    Oct 1, 2009

    A few months ago I was asked by one of the company commanders in my battalion to be on his team for this year's Marine Corps Mud Run. The Mud Run is an annual event held at McCrady Training Center pretty much sums up the event.

  • Chairman of the board

    Oct 1, 2009

    Karl Schmitt, 17, practices skateboard tricks at Wildcat Skate Park Tuesday. The park is located behind the NCO Club and is open to ID card holders and their guests daily from dusk until dawn. It offers a variety of grind rails, grind boxes and other obstacles.

  • European training center welcomes new Commander of Operations Group

    Oct 1, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Col. John M. Spiszer was officially welcomed as the commander of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's (JMRC's) Operations Group, Tuesday, during an assumption of command ceremony at the airfield, here.

  • Korean War veteran laid to rest after 59 years

    Oct 1, 2009

    A slow, rumbling drumbeat echoed across the hillsides of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation last weekend as a horse-drawn wagon carried the remains of a Korean War veteran home.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Sep 30, 2009

    During a visit with wounded warriors in Germany, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discussed challenges his Soldiers and their families have successfully faced in the last few years, and explained initiatives underway to help -- one of them scheduled to begin over the next month.

  • Army to pay tuition assistance direct to schools

    Sep 30, 2009

    Life should get a bit easier for Soldiers attending accredited colleges who have previously paid tuition out-of-pocket and then were reimbursed through the tuition assistance program.

  • TRADOC ups its game for Association of the United States Army annual meeting

    Sep 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is increasing its presence at the 2009 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., October 5 to 7.

  • More challenges await at Best Warrior

    Sep 30, 2009

    The third day at the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., included an Army Physical Fitness Test, written exam and essay, and an urban warfare orienteering course, conducted both in the day and nighttime.

  • 'Big world, small Army'

    Sep 30, 2009

    The last time Staff Sgt. Corey Adams saw interpreter Mahamed Rashim, the Iraqi was being rushed into surgery after having been shot in the chest during an ambush just south of Baghdad in 2003.

  • Hertling pins on third star

    Sep 30, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling watches the unfurling of his new three-star command flag during a Sept. 29 promotion ceremony at Fort Monroe, Va. The Senate recently confirmed Lt. Gen. Hertling's new position as the Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training. In that capacity, he will oversee basic combat and technical skills training for all newly enlisted Soldiers and military officers. The lieutenant general's past duty assignments include a stint as the Armor/Cavalry Branch Chief in Washington, D.C., and service in Iraq as the Assistant Division Commander-Support of the 1st Armored Division in Baghdad. Also pictured in the photo is Sgt. 1st Class Michael Manapace from the Office of the TRADOC Deputy Commanding General. (Photo by Patrick Buffett)

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

    The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world. All entitled beneficiaries want to receive the care they have earned, and sometimes that means demand exceeds supply, especially when Army medics also must support an Army at war.

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

  • NASCAR drivers make pit stop at Walter Reed

    Sep 29, 2009

    On their way to Dover International Speedway for Sunday's AAA 400, NASCAR drivers made their annual pit stop at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Sept. 24, to thank troops and the families for their service and sacrifice for the nation.

  • CID deploys sexual-assault investigators following course

    Sep 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command graduated 22 new sexual-assault investigators Sept. 4, from the Special Victims Unit Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon

    Sep 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon in downtown Moline, Ill., Sept. 27.

  • Byers wins silver for Team USA in Denmark

    Sep 29, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers became only the second United States' Greco-Roman wrestler ever to win three world-championship medals by taking the silver Sunday in Denmark.

  • Best Warrior Competition continues

    Sep 29, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition continues at Fort Lee, Va., as the 24 competitors faced a board consisting of six command sergeants major and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, on Sept. 28. The next day, the warriors were issued their combat gear, received reflexive-fire instruction and engaged in media interviews.

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    Sep 29, 2009

  • Clark Howard, Robin Meade to host personal finance town hall Friday

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The public is invited to attend a personal finance town hall hosted by consumer advocate Clark Howard and HLN morning TV personality Robin Meade 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum.

  • Welcome Social Kicks Off Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 27, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition kicked off Sept. 27 with a welcome social at Fort Lee, Va. Starting today and running through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and noncommissioned officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • Gen. Dempsey says DLIFLC Army education treasure

    Sep 25, 2009

    Gen. Dempsey observes language training at DLIFLC on Sept. 24

  • 'Straight from Iraq' takes Gold

    Sep 25, 2009

    The U.S. Army and its advertising agency won Gold earlier this week at the prestigious Jay Chiat Awards for the strategic excellence of its online program, "Straight from Iraq."

  • Distinguished lecturer series begins at Fort Bragg

    Sep 25, 2009

    To help leaders meet the daunting intellectual demands that modern warfare entails, the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently inaugurated its Distinguished Lecturer Series. The series is designed to help leaders from the brigade navigate complex geo-political issues and understand evolving concepts in military affairs through exposure to a wide array of lecturers from the worlds of the military, academia, and politics, said Maj. Troy Glazier, the brigade Information Operations officer, who helped develop the concept for the series.

  • West Point Senior Ready To Graduate Into Service

    Sep 25, 2009

    Matthew Wilson didn't know his dad during his Army years. By the time the younger Wilson was born, John Wilson was getting ready to retire from a 22-year stint as an Army officer. But growing up in a post-Army family hasn't kept Wilson from finding his own way into the military's officer ranks. "I still feel like I've grown up in an Army family. I knew my father had served and so had my grandfather. It was something I knew I was always going to do." Wilson has begun his senior year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His graduation with a bachelor's in electrical engineering in May 2010 will be the culmination of a goal he set after attending West Point's Summer Leaders Seminar following his junior year at Grissom High. "I attended the leadership courses at West Point and the Naval Academy," Wilson said. "The programs are meant to expose students to the rigors, to the reality of the military academy. "I really liked the atmosphere at West Point. I made good friends during that week who I am still in touch with. I had a great squad leader. I liked everything about it." It didn't take long for Wilson to realize that West Point was the place for him. And, as he decided his path, Wilson's parents dedicated themselves to providing support to their son and other Alabama West Point cadets. They have both served as the president of the West Point Parents Club of Alabama, and continue to assist with club activities.

  • Setting Example of Supporting Troops

    Sep 25, 2009

    When Rick Turner retires in November from his position as executive director of the Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, he will be taking with him a reputation of excellence and commitment built during 33 years of civilian service. It is a reputation that will be recognized nationwide at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition in October when Turner is presented with the annual Department of the Army Civilian of the Year Award for outstanding service to the Army, its Soldiers, civilians and families. "I view this award as recognition of the Army value of selfless service. This award is recognition for the USATA team and the other folks at Redstone who support us," Turner said. "We have 61 different locations in 11 countries, in 26 states and on three different continents. We have great Americans working for us. They are truly supporting our customers, and I have the honor of representing them. This is a team of professionals - 90 percent of which are former Soldiers - who don't care who gets the credit as long as Soldiers get the support they need. That's what makes it easy to come to work every day." Similar to others who have received prestigious Army awards, Turner said he is "humbled" and "honored" to be chosen for the AUSA award from among thousands of dedicated DA civilians, and considers it a "great honor" to be recognized for the work that's being done by USATA employees in support of Soldiers "who raise their right hand to defend our nation and, possibly, give their life for it." He also sees the award as an opportunity to promote the work of USATA's 600 employees.

  • Teddy Bear Picnic

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Battle for 'Best Warrior' brings 24 elite Soldiers, NCOs to Fort Lee

    Sep 25, 2009

    From Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and NCOs officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee, Va., to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • First Army Social Worker training class graduates

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Walk to Baghdad and Back

    Sep 25, 2009

  • First Training Soldiers Arrive to Ordnance Campus

    Sep 25, 2009

    The Ordnance School operations at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. are beginning to wind down as construction at the school's new location at Fort Lee continues at a rapid pace. However, neither has stopped the institution from fulfilling its mission to train ordnance Soldiers. The Ordnance School transported the first wave of ordnance advanced individual training Soldiers here Sept. 23 to begin training at the school's $700 million campus.

  • Virtual aircraft prove their worth to trainers in Europe

    Sep 25, 2009

    For the first time in Europe, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army trained with virtual aircraft attacking real targets on the ground in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • "Straight from Iraq" takes gold

    Sep 25, 2009

    The U.S. Army and its agency MRM Worldwide McCann Worldgroup won gold earlier this week at the prestigious Jay Chiat Awards for the strategic excellence of its online program, "Straight from Iraq." The Jay Chiat Awards, established in 2003, are sponsored by the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

  • Ukrainians look to model NCO education after U.S.

    Sep 24, 2009

    Lessons learned at the Fires Center of Excellence will help the Ukrainian army develop its noncommissioned officers.

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • TRADOC commander on flu prevention

    Sep 24, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and Col. Karen O'Brien, TRADOC surgeon, explain how to help mitigate the spread of the H1N1 flu virus.

  • ARFORGEN, Reserves getting the job done, says FORSCOM CG

    Sep 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Gen. Charles Campbell, Army Forces Commanding General, discussed the two "great epiphanies" of the Army after the Iraq War during day two of the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Force out of balance, Preston says

    Sep 24, 2009

    We live in an era of persistent conflict, and that's not likely to change any time soon, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston said Wednesday on the final day of the annual Infantry Warfighting Conference in Columbus, Ga.