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  • Cyber Center of Excellence CG shares vision at town hall

    Nov 7, 2014

    Service members and federal employees filled the hall to hear the commanding general's vision for the installation and updates on the transformation to the Cyber CoE. Fogarty opened with a reminder that although the main focus appears to be on cyber, signal remains a crucial component. He asked the audience -- many of whom were signal Soldiers -- to keep an open mind, adding it's not a replacement of the Signal Corps, but instead an integration.

  • Leaders learn three approaches to stop sexual harassment

    Nov 7, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill leaders received an eye-opening experience Oct. 29 when a specialist in sexual assault and sexual violence told them if we just tell Soldiers to stop committing sexual violence, it won't work and we have to acknowledge obstacles to the prevention process.

  • Autonomy-enabled technology provides pathway to future

    Nov 6, 2014

    Army engineers from the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, in Warren, Michigan, are developing technology solutions for autonomy-enabled systems.

  • Terrain walk provides leaders up-close view of FLW capabilities

    Nov 6, 2014

    Some things you have to see with your own eyes to grasp the magnitude is the rational behind Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders getting a close-up look at training on the installation Oct. 29.

  • MSCoE conducts strategic review, professional development

    Nov 6, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders participated in a two-day strategic review and professional development event, which focused on promulgating the Army's priorities and assessing the Fort Leonard Wood campaign plan.

  • Army Rising Star, Fort Leonard Wood Soldier to perform at White House

    Nov 6, 2014

    In celebration of the men and women who serve the United States, Sgt. Christiana Ball, 787th Military Police Battalion drill sergeant, is scheduled to perform at the White House today as a part of the "In Performance at the White House" series and the Joining Forces initiative.

  • Fort Sill career counselor of year competes at corps level

    Nov 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Lisa Gammon, 168th Brigade Support Battalion career counselor, recently traveled to Fort Carson, Colo., where she competed for and won the 4th Infantry Division's Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers practice muddy recoveries

    Nov 6, 2014

    Soldiers from 66th Forward Support Company "Renegades," trained on maintenance operations Oct. 27-29, to ensure they could recover a broke down or stuck vehicle anytime, anywhere and under any condition.

  • Natick hosts Food Science and Industry Day

    Nov 6, 2014

    Science and the spirit of collaboration ruled the day on Oct. 30 at the first Food Science and Industry Day held by the Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Field artillery officers see another side of munitions

    Nov 6, 2014

    McALESTER, Okla. -- It's not often that Army field artillery officers have the opportunity to see where the rounds their troops use for training and in combat are manufactured.

  • Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered

    Nov 6, 2014

    An Army reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing distinguished himself during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Released)

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • Ranger School - forging warriors for the future

    Nov 4, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson watches as Ranger candidates conduct the Combat Water Survival Assessment portion of Ranger school at Victory Pond, Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2014. Maj. Gen. Austin S. Miller, the commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Col. David G. Fivecoat, the commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, provided an overview and detailed explanation of the MCoE's mission and current and future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Albright/Released)

  • Helping Soldiers shed pounds

    Nov 4, 2014

    Each day, drill sergeants assist basic trainees in their efforts to become highly motivated, well-disciplined, physically and mentally fit Soldiers. For Staff Sgt. Michael Duvall, that includes going the extra mile to help them lose weight and transform their diets.

  • Providing movement support for two training exercises simultaneously

    Nov 3, 2014

    While supporting a network integrated evaluation and a brigade gunnery, the 15th Sustainment Brigade's SPO Mobility section learned valuable lessons for future operations.

  • Developing strategy in complex organizations

    Nov 3, 2014

    A strategic plan is a communication tool for sharing the organization's vision and aligning resources to accomplish critical goals.

  • Optimizing C4ISR field support for today's Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    A new field support concept for network and mission command systems makes Soldiers the first line of defense for troubleshooting command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.

  • Army researchers envision future robots

    Nov 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army is investing in robotics research and development with a vision of increasing autonomy.

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • TRADOC command sergeant major picked to be next SMA

    Nov 3, 2014

    The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has been selected to be the 15th sergeant major of the Army, Army senior leaders announced Nov. 3, 2014.

  • CALL sends team to train Kosovo military

    Nov 3, 2014

    The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) deployed a two-person training team on to Kosovo Oct. 6-17 to provide advice and assistance to the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) in establishing a lessons learned program.

  • Cooking up a new job at the 80th TASS Training Center

    Nov 1, 2014

    Too many cooks in the kitchen can sometimes cause problems, but for Soldiers going through the Food Service Specialist course offered by the 80th TASS Training Center, one more cook in the kitchen is a problem solver.

  • FH Soldiers take Army Master Fitness Training Course, prepare to train others to become fit

    Oct 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Army Master Fitness Training Course, MFT, arrived at Fort Huachuca Sept. 15 through Oct. 9 so trainers could prepare Soldiers for the physical demands of war and educate them on fitness.

  • Staff sergeant to graduate from Basic Combat Training

    Oct 30, 2014

    Whereas many of the Soldiers in next week's Basic Combat Training graduation are privates fresh out of high school, one staff sergeant can look back on two deployments to Iraq and 11 years of prior service.

  • CBRN School welcomes senior enlisted advisor

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Kraus Jr. as their newest regimental command sergeant major, during an assumption of responsibility ceremony held Oct. 22 in Nutter Field House.

  • Network Integration Evaluation: Aviation plays key role in maturing tactical network

    Oct 30, 2014

    Army Aviation plays a key role in semi-annual evaluations designed to integrate and mature the Army's tactical network.

  • Army evaluates DARPA's futuristic soft exosuit

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Warrior Web Program.

  • Army honors ARL team for role in Squad Overmatch Study

    Oct 28, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Orlando, Florida were recently recognized as members of the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Team of the Quarter for The PM TRADE Squad Overmatch Study Team for distinguishing themselves for 'exceptionally outstanding achievements.'

  • Benedictine College Students Gain Leadership Insights from CAC Commander

    Oct 28, 2014

    Students and faculty members at the Atchison, Kansas campus of Benedictine College met with the Commander of the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown on 27 Oct. to discuss his top ten leadership thoughts.

  • Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.

  • Hundreds seek Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 28, 2014

    Approximately 800 Soldiers spent a week prepping for their attempts to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge Oct. 20-24.

  • Top DoD official says DLIFLC the premier foreign language provider

    Oct 27, 2014

    Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Jessica L. Garfola Wright, says that the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is the premier language provider to the Department of Defense, not only for resident instruction but also online foreign language training materials.

  • Commandants Pre-Command Course graduates final pilot class

    Oct 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, handed out certificates of graduation October 23, to the 13 students who made up the final pilot class of the Commandants Pre-Command Course.

  • Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.

  • Drill sergeant awarded Purple Heart Medal

    Oct 23, 2014

    A field artilleryman-turned drill-sergeant was awarded the Purple Heart Medal Oct. 17 in front of his Basic Combat Training Soldiers.

  • Lightning Challenge -- 165th cadre put to test

    Oct 23, 2014

    The 165th Infantry Brigade conducted its semiannual Lightning Challenge Friday -- a daylong competition to test the stamina and technical competence of the officers, non-commissioned officers and cadre in the brigade on a variety of physical and mental tasks.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre test for German Armed Forces Badge

    Oct 23, 2014

    Drill sergeants and cadre from two 434th Field Artillery Brigade battalions tested for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency Aug. 25-28.

  • Soldiers train with Altus Airmen for upcoming mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fourth Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery continued training by certifying unit air load teams for an upcoming Contingency Expeditionary Force mission.

  • Spouses' Aviation Day: Spouses earn wings, experience training

    Oct 23, 2014

    It's not often that Army spouses get to experience what it's like to be a Soldier going through training, but during Fort Rucker's Spouses' Aviation Day, a few were able to do just that.

  • 'Red Dragons' roll out to training range

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery held a convoy live fire exercise Oct. 9 here giving Soldiers a break from their regular routines to get back to the basics. The training tested Soldiers on a variety of Army warrior tasks and prepared them for contingency operations.

  • Nett Warrior cables surpass expectations

    Oct 23, 2014

    Team Tobyhanna surpassed customer expectations by fabricating thousands of cables destined for wear by Soldiers outfitted with the Army's Nett Warrior equipment.

  • Army considering major changes for recruiting

    Oct 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is considering a number of dramatic changes to help deal with what it perceives as an extremely challenging recruiting environment in coming years.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year credits resilience for achievement

    Oct 22, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) --- Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto, an All Source Intelligence Analyst senior instructor assigned to 6th Military Intelligence Battalion/95th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 100th Training Division, beat out seven other competitors to win the 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year Competition here Oct. 20 and 21.

  • TRADOC commander: Empowering others best way to progress

    Oct 22, 2014

    Empowerment is a two-way street between subordinates and supervisors, said Gen. David G. Perkins, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014.

  • Presidio dedicates building to Medal of Honor recipient

    Oct 22, 2014

    More than 100 people turned out for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Presidio of Monterey's newest instructional building in honor of a Medal of Honor recipient and language graduate here Oct. 17.

  • Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in high gear at Fort Bliss

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general visited the Brigade Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 21, to observe field tests of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, which could leverage proven technology down to the company level of maneuver brigades for the first time, during Network Integration Evaluation 15.1.

  • Leaders: Adaptable network critical for Army to 'Win in a Complex World'

    Oct 21, 2014

    As U.S. forces deploy to West Africa to help counter the Ebola outbreak, the Army is surging tactical communications technologies to help connect Soldiers, aid workers and other mission partners across vast and undeveloped terrain.

  • ROTC cadets to lead in increasingly complex world

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army is training the officers of tomorrow to face the challenges of an increasingly complex world, the commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command said.

  • Forum studies bleak recruiting future of the all-volunteer Army

    Oct 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command gathered leading public and private sector thinkers to study the future of recruiting as the quality of the prospect pool dwindles.

  • Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, Chief of Staff the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said, at an AUSA panel on "Why and How We Serve."

  • Leaders get a firsthand look at the modern operational network at NIE 15.1

    Oct 20, 2014

    In order to gain a true understanding of NIE's progression and accomplishments, senior Army leadership, government officials and thought leaders from across country received a firsthand look into the evolution and current stance of the operational network. These distinguished visitors visited NIE 15.1 at the start of the evaluations.

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • Speed of innovation key in Army Operating Concept

    Oct 17, 2014

    Both the Army and America's adversaries enhance their prowess on the battlefield with technological innovation. But to be successful against an array of unknown enemies, the Army must focus not just on innovation, but on the speed with which it can deliver that innovation to Soldiers.

  • Army Operating Concept expands definition of combined arms

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army Operating Concept, published Oct. 7, 2014, expands the idea of joint combined-arms operations to include intergovernmental and special operations capabilities, said Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr.

  • Cobra Medic Combat Water Survival Training

    Oct 17, 2014

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company C, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) while simultaneously implementing their Medic Table VI and Basic Life Support (BLS) skills with an Automated External Defribulator (AED) on Oct. 1 at Helamano Military Reserve in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • Fort Jackson activates 10th Basic Combat Training Battalion

    Oct 16, 2014

    A provisional battalion for Basic Combat Training is activating on Fort Jackson this week. Designated the "Lightning Battalion," the new organization is a product of consolidating Soldiers from five companies from around the installation.

  • MPs build resiliency with CIPS

    Oct 16, 2014

    Ten years after it's conception, the U.S. Army Military Police School's Critical Incident Peer Support Course based out of Fort Leonard Wood is still going strong.

  • USASMA ACEs evaluation: Courses receive additional college credits for Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy -- the proponent for all NCOES common core courses, the Battle Staff NCO Course and Structured Self Development (SSD) -- recently scored an "A+" on its evaluation from the American Council on Education or ACE.

  • New York ROTC team honors cadet at Army 10-mile race

    Oct 16, 2014

    Robert Jahn, an international food distributor from upstate New York, lost his son Trevor, an ROTC Cadet and a senior at Ithaca college, in a car accident in 2005. Now, Robert sponsors a team of Cadets and cadre from the area in the Army Ten Miler each year, in memory of his son.

  • Evolving history: Museum reworks displays to keep perspective fresh

    Oct 16, 2014

    Museums are a record of the slow, constant change and evolution in the world that people participate in every day, and this record itself is constantly being updated at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum by a staff that recognizes the importance of building the future on the foundations of the past.

  • Commandant promoted to brigadier general

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The field artillery branch has one of the Army's newest brigadier generals as its leader. Brig. Gen. William Turner, FA School Commandant and chief of FA, was promoted Oct. 9 on Old Post Quadrangle.

  • Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

    Oct 16, 2014

    As the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues, the demand for Army civilian employees there will increase, predicted the service's under secretary, who pledged to continue support for civilian career program development worldwide.

  • Korean language contest officials recognize Presidio students

    Oct 15, 2014

    The 2014 Korean Hangul Day Award Ceremony for the Yonsei University Writing Contest and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Korean Video Contest was held inside the Tin Barn Oct.9

  • Army researchers evaluate Soldier performance

    Oct 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Fort Leonard Wood field element recently completed a live-fire experiment with the modular protective system multipurpose guard tower on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • CSA: 'Trusted professionals' essence of what it means to be Soldiers

    Oct 14, 2014

    "Whether it be along the DMZ in Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq, the plains of Eastern Europe, the savannahs of Central and West Africa, there stand our nation's trusted professionals," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army's NIE 15.1 continues to adapt network, evaluate emerging technology

    Oct 14, 2014

    Within 24 hours the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD) took on five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), two IED finds, two air assault missions, two route and reconnaissance missions, and two attack missions. And that's just the pilot phase.

  • Officers of tomorrow: ROTC cadets to uphold Army legacy

    Oct 14, 2014

    The future of the Army rests in the cadets of today's Reserve Officer Training Corps, said the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • SMA: Competitiveness, ethics key to Army success

    Oct 13, 2014

    Encouraging Soldiers to be competitive is what it takes to be a great leader, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking Oct. 13, 2014, at the SMA, NCO and Soldier Forum at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • Aviation Restructure Initiative: OH-58D personnel transition plan under way

    Oct 10, 2014

    The Army faces significant force structure reductions in an environment of budgetary constraints, and Army Aviation is feeling the impacts, particularly in the OH-58 community.

  • Fort Jackson CG looks back, explains way ahead for post

    Oct 9, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, Fort Jackson's commanding general, invited members of the media to Fort Jackson Oct. 1 to look back on his first year in command here and to provide a glimpse into what installation personnel can anticipate in fiscal year 2015 and beyond.

  • Start spreading the news -- Program allows Soldiers to share their accomplishments

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Jackson Soldiers are telling their Army stories with the help of the Joint Hometown News Service Program. The program allows Soldiers to fill out a form with basic information about their accomplishments, which is then forwarded to news organizations in their hometowns.

  • Soldier demonstrates personal courage in wake of childhood sexual assault

    Oct 9, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Pvt. Fabio Londono, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery, carried a secret since his childhood that he let out before he could become a Soldier. He was raped.

  • Sill cadre saves life; receives Soldier's Medal

    Oct 9, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- There are some dates that we remember all our lives, and for Staff Sgt. Jon King, C Company, 434th Field Artillery Detachment, April 14 is one those. On that day, he saved not only his own life, but the life of a Fort Sill Basic Combat Training Soldier during what should have been routine training at the Sgt. 1st Class Tony Burris Hand Grenade Complex.

  • Aviation Restructure Initiative allows UAS workhorses to remain aloft

    Oct 6, 2014

    In a climate of deep fiscal cuts, the Army's Aviation Restructure Initiative has some good news for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

  • Rapid Equipping Force to fall under TRADOC

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has decided to retain the Rapid Equipping Force and move it under U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, despite the drawdown and pending sequestration, explained the Rapid Equipping Force director, speaking at a National Defense Industrial Association breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Army implements new self-awareness program for commanders

    Sep 26, 2014

    The Commander 360 is a new leader development program in the Army's Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback suite, aimed at leveraging 360-degree assessment feedback to enhance leadership growth and to increase rater involvement in the development process.

  • NCO business: sergeant major of the army inspects Best Warrior preparations at Fort Lee

    Sep 25, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 25, 2014) -- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III completed his last walk-through Monday in preparation for the Army Best Warrior Competition scheduled to take place here Oct. 6-9.

  • Taking the long way home -- 86-year-old veteran moves back to Fort Jackson housing

    Sep 25, 2014

    Herbert Jeffers was born in Georgia, but says he has always thought of Fort Jackson as his home. Two years ago, the 86-year-old veteran decided it was time to return to Fort Jackson, which served as home for three tours during his 26-year Army career. He and his wife, Vonceil, moved into post housing as a means of simplifying their lives, though it's a much different place than it was when last they lived here.

  • Fort Sill fleet management wins excellence award

    Sep 25, 2014

    The Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) Fort Sill Fleet Management Expansion won the 2013 Combined Logistics Excellence Award for superior performance of duty in maintenance.

  • Active-shooter course move adds realism

    Sep 25, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Active Shooter Course has a new home in the Audie Murphy Community Center -- a location that allows primarily military police students to focus training on present-day threats.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts Ready, Resilient Orientation Course

    Sep 25, 2014

    A Ready and Resilient Orientation Course for brigade and battalion level leadership, sponsored by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, was held Sept. 16 in Thurman Hall.

  • Honoring sacrifice: Community remembers POW/MIA during ceremony

    Sep 25, 2014

    As the black and white banner symbolizing America's missing in action and prisoners of war flew over the White House and the nation's capitol, hundreds came together on Fort Rucker to honor those Soldiers, as well as their Families, during a day of remembrance.

  • Get there faster, stay longer: AH-64E changes way Apaches fight

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence participated in the AH-64E Lot 4 Follow-on Test and Evaluation with the latest version of the world's premier attack helicopter Aug. 4-14 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier wins 2014 Drill Sergeant of Year Competition

    Sep 22, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier won the Training and Doctrine Command's 2014 Drill Sergeant of the Year title, at the end of this year's competition, Sept. 11, 2014, held at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  • Retired lieutenant colonel, author speaks at Fort Benning

    Sep 22, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. David Hartline, a Vietnam War veteran, spoke to a group of Soldiers Sept. 17 as part of the Maneuver Center of Excellance's Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Absentee voting week starts Sept. 29

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Federal Voting Assistance Program has designated Sept. 29-Oct.8 as Absentee Voting Week

  • Soldiers vie for best logistician, custom trophies

    Sep 19, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers from 214th Fires Brigade braved the sun and heat, cold and rain, physical and mental fatigue to compete for the title of best logistician in the 4th Annual Best Logistician Competition.

  • ADA Soldiers help build school playground

    Sep 19, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- On Sept. 5, Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery got to see the fruits of their labor appreciated.

  • Decisive training shapes Warrior Brigade into a cohesive team

    Sep 19, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Leaders from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, gathered together for the week of Sept. 15 for a new leaders orientation course on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Swagger stepping: AIT Soldiers 'bring it' during drill and ceremony competition

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 18, 2014) -- Despite the long hours of practice, the dedication; and the enthusiasm of the advanced individual training Soldiers who participated in Saturday's 2014 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Drill and Ceremony Competition, it all came down to one jaw-dropping, extraordinary move that whipped the crowd into a frenzy and deflated the opposition's hopes.

  • Soldiers gather at Fort Jackson for Drill Sergeant School's 50th anniversary

    Sep 18, 2014

    The U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School celebrated its 50th anniversary last week. Retired drill sergeants from around the country gathered at Fort Jackson to help commemorate the event, and Soldiers both old and new reflected on how the role of the Army's trainers has evolved since the school was established in 1964.

  • STL Cardinals hold Military Appreciation Day

    Sep 18, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 service members and their Families were present Saturday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, to participate in the 21st annual St. Louis Cardinals Military Appreciation Game and tailgate party.

  • Combined Arms Center general says the need for linguists will grow

    Sep 18, 2014

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., says the future of the military lies in better education, more cultural awareness and language skills training, and the ability to prevent conflict and shape outcomes that lead to peaceful solutions.

  • Peace Corps tour to aid Soldier's medical career

    Sep 18, 2014

    Spc. Evan Franklin, graduated Basic Combat Training here Sept. 12, his first step in an Army career in medicine, a field that keeps popping up in his life.

  • And the winner is…

    Sep 17, 2014

    The Army's best trained noncommissioned officers descended on Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 8-11, to compete for the prestigious title of the 2014 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year. The competitors included two U.S. Army Reserve Drill Sergeants, Staff Sgt. Christopher Croslin from the 95th Training Division (IET) and Sgt. 1st Class Alex Montero from the 98th Training Division (IET). Only one winner will be selected from each service component.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) instructors visit Canadian counterparts

    Sep 16, 2014

    When it comes to innovation and improving the quality of military instruction, sometimes it helps to think outside the box, or even the country. That's the thinking behind the 101st Brigade Engineer's latest push to establish a long-term instructor exchange with their Canadian counterparts, a move that not only helps strengthen the bond with the U.S.'s northern neighbor, but also provides a unique opportunity to learn from and improve the training for both countries' military engineers.

  • Armor, Infantry chiefs discuss future challenges

    Sep 16, 2014

    In addition to senior leaders from across the Army who visited Fort Benning Sept. 8-12 for the Maneuver Warfighter Conference, attendees at the conference also had an opportunity to hear from Fort Benning's own.

  • Maneuver Conference wraps up

    Sep 16, 2014

    DAY 1 - THE BASICS •Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning commanding general, discussed maneuver force rigor and training the basics.