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STAND-TO! Edition: Monday, October 15 2012

Today's Focus:

Eighth Army's Roadmap: How We Fight

Senior Leaders are Saying

I see an Army that will have an opportunity to go through a very significant modernization to ensure that the Army of (the future) is as progressive and as modern as it needs to be.

- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, speaking with the editor of Government Executive magazine at its monthly leadership breakfast that he sees the Army a little bit smaller, but still not very small moving forward toward the future.

Westphal: No cuts to SOF, intel, cyber

What They're Saying

We're going to be culturally sensitive. We're partners with the ANA (Afghan National Army) and we're going to treat them like a brother, like a soldier in our unit and I think that mentality in the battery is what's helped keep us safe and helped build our relationship.

- Capt. Tommy Feeney, commander of B Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, highlights the shift in mission of the task forces across Afghanistan as trainers, mentors and enablers for the Afghan National Security Forces

Patrols increasing confidence of Afghan Army

A Culture of Engagement

Calendar

150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War

October

Sept 15- Oct 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Energy Awareness Month

National Depression Awareness Month- Army Behavioral Health

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month


Oct. 22- 24: Association of the Unites States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA), Washington D.C.

Today's Focus

Eighth Army's Roadmap: How We Fight

What is it?

Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson released a roadmap called How We Fight to outline a revolutionary mission change for the U.S. Army's top operational headquarters in South Korea.

What has the Army done?

As a Field Army capable of conducting unified land operations across the spectrum of conflict, Eighth Army is charting a revolutionary change in mission to better enable it to deter aggression on the Korean Peninsula and maintain stability in Northeast Asia.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Eighth Army is incorporating lessons learned from a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan to better enable it to seize the initiative from any opponent under the most challenging conditions, in some of the most rugged, complex terrain in the world.

Why is it important to the Army?

Eighth Army Fight Tonight readiness is imperative in Korea's high-risk environment. The risk of further provocation is high. The North Korean regime's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology poses a significant threat to its neighbors and the United States. Eighth Army must be prepared to fight in a hybrid environment, across some of the most challenging and unforgiving terrain, in extreme weather conditions, and against a lethal and dedicated adversary who is a master of his environment. Eighth Army and its Soldiers are prepared for the full range of unified land operations.

Resources:

Eighth Army
STAND-TO!: Eighth Army - An Operational Field Army Headquarters
Army.mil: Eighth Army News

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