"Army leadership is committed to taking care of every Soldier regardless of whether they are ill, injured or have a psychological diagnosis. But our responsibility really doesn't start and stop there. Just as we don't wait for Soldiers to get malaria when they deploy them, we employ the full range of prevention, mitigation and treatment strategies...We do all the things we can to prevent and reduce risk and then, if they still get the disease, we apply scientifically tested and specific treatments to cure it, with the expectation of full recovery and return to the force."
- Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, assistant surgeon general for force protection
Army continues fight against Soldier suicides
Joint Precision Airdrop Systems
What is it?
The Joint Precision Airdrop Systems (JPADS) family will increase the accuracy of aerial delivery cargo operations, use smaller drop zones, enhance aircraft survivability, provide delivery to multiple objectives and drop zones from one release point, deliver supplies and equipment in unit sets, and compensate for aircraft release point errors. Likewise, JPADS can hit a single drop zone from multiple release points
What has the Army done?
The JPADS program started as an Army effort and has evolved into a joint program with the Army as the lead service. To date, 2,000 JPADS prototype systems have been fielded to meet theater requirements that were requested through urgent need statements.
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Information Papers with 2008 Army Posture Statement
- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Stories of Valor
- Speaker's Toolkit
The Army Community Relations Calendar
Provincial Reconstruction Teams bringing trust, development to war-torn provinces
'Katie Bell Bookshelf' dedicated to family readiness, children's reading programs
Army North prepares for hurricane season
May- July 4, 2008: Season of Remembrance
Spc. Ross McGinnis Medal of Honor Ceremonies:
- Monday, June 2, 2008: White House Ceremony
- Tuesday, June 3, 2008: Pentagon Hall of Heroes Ceremony
U.S. Army Birthday Celebrations:
-Saturday, June 7, 2008: The New Orleans Army Birthday Ball
-Saturday, June 14, 2008: The U.S. Army Birthday Ball