Directory

Last Updated: 25 Jan 16

Page viewed 34941 times

since 20 Jan 08.

U.S. Army News

Click on a Tab to View Headlines.

Front Page News

Sky Soldiers, special operations intelligence specialists refine skills during combined training

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 10th Special Forces Group began Exercise Wolfenstein, a 22-day signal intelligence training event in Germany, Jan. 5, 2016.


Acting secretary of the Army wants to expand, export Fort Hood successes

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Soldiers transition to civilian life and he wants to export those successes to the rest of the force.


SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.


Solarium: Some warrants get more broadening than others

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Warrant officers told Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Combined Arms Center, and other senior leaders that it's hit or miss when it comes to broadening assignments, depending on the branch and command.


'Thunder' medics conduct medical evacuation training

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The health care specialists, assigned to the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/Republic of Korea-U.S Combined Division, recently conducted a medical evacuation training at the helicopter pad near Troop Medical Clinic, at Camp Casey, South Korea, Jan. 7-8.


U.S. Army Central educates Soldiers on troubling topics

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

U.S. Army Central hosted a convention among its Soldiers, incorporating the Team Shaw community here about troubling topics in the military such as suicide prevention and post-traumatic stress disorder, Jan. 11.


Solarium: Warrants want to get in STEP with professional military education

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Warrant officers told Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Combined Arms Center, and other senior leaders that within their ranks, professional military education should be mandatory for promotions.


Soldiers, Marines exercise joint capabilities aboard Army vessel

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Exercising their joint capabilities, 8th Theater Sustainment Command mariners partnered with 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy Soldiers and Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 463 pilots during inset and extract training off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 11-12.


Army prepares to test enhanced network operation tools at NIE 16.2

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

To make it easier for Soldiers to manage the vast tactical communications network, the Army plans to operationally evaluate newly enhanced and simplified network operations tools during Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 this spring.


Spartan Brigade sets pace for future missions to Africa

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Brigade and battalion staffs, assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a command post exercise, or CPX, at the Mission Training Complex on Fort Stewart, Ga., Jan. 11-14.


Local JROTC cadets compete, get taste of military training

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

From crawling through sand to climbing ropes and pushing 7,000 pound trucks, cadets from local Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps units got a taste of Army training in a competition that pitted three local schools against each other.


Soldiers provide facelift for 'winged Chinook'

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

When one of Fort Rucker's longtime residents needed a facelift in the worst way, a high-priced plastic surgeon didn't rush in to save the day, it was nine Soldiers living the Army value of selfless service through volunteerism.


US Army wows at North American International Auto Show

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The North American International Auto Show is the home of world-premiere glitzy, dramatic vehicle introductions. It is the perfect venue for the U.S. Army to capitalize on the natural synergies with the commercial automotive industry.


Solarium: Warrants need training, Army over-relies on contractors

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Two major problems impact readiness, warrant officers said at the first-ever chief of staff of the Army-sponsored Warrant Officer Solarium, at the Command and General Staff College, Jan. 15.


Korean Service Corps' conduct mobilization exercise

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

U.S. Army Korean Service Corps Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command conducted its annual three-day mobilization exercise at the Daegu Mobilization Station located at Daebong Elementary School, Daegu, South Korea, Jan. 12 - 14.


Eighth Army pays tribute to civil rights pioneer

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The 1st Signal Brigade, Eighth Army hosted an observance at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 14, in honor of civil rights pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Michigan National Guard activated to support Flint water crisis

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Members, assigned to the Michigan National Guard, were formally activated Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder to assist in distributing water to the citizens of Flint. The Guard members will be assigned to five water distribution sites at fire stations in Flint and will help distribute water and filters to citizens in need.


Army, Air Force collaborate on education, innovation

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visited officials from Air Education and Training Command, Jan. 7-8, to collaborate with Air Force leaders on advancing education and innovation within the respective military services.


Army Press gets Soldiers' thoughts, ideas published

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Soldiers are always coming up with a lot of really great ideas. The best way to share those ideas is to publish them, said Dr. Donald P. Wright, deputy director of Army Press.


Womack surgeons perform reconstructive microsurgeries

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

When most people think of plastic surgeons, cosmetic procedures like nose jobs and face lifts are what usually come to mind.


Malicious coders will lose anonymity as identity-finding research matures

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

A team of university students tested a tool kit that may one day help analysts to identify malware authors more quickly.


Vice chief: Creative leaders needed in Army aviation

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

In a rapidly changing global security environment, coupled with declining military budgets, the Army needs top-notch aviators trained by creative and experienced commanders who can wring the most out of what little training budget they have, the Army's vice chief of staff said.


2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers return home after nine-month deployment

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Approximately 200 Soldiers, assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," 10th Mountain Division (LI), received a warm welcome home during a ceremony held Thursday at Magrath Sports Complex after returning from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.


Corps of Engineers approves flood control plan for San Francisco Bay

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat.


Flood waters topple bridge, damage roads

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Fort Leonard Wood had some closures during the rainstorm that caused flooding across Missouri Dec. 26 through 28, and overall sustained more than $700,000 worth of damage as a result of the high waters.


Carter: Lasting defeat of ISIL depends on coalition strength

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Delivering a lasting defeat to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant must be a global effort, and coalition partners and others must step up their contributions to the escalating fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Army Fee Assistance program for child care moving back to contractor

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

A program that helps Soldiers with off-post child care expenses will begin transitioning from the Government Services Administration, or GSA, to a contractor, Feb. 22.


'Flying Tigers' to receive world-class facility at National Training Center

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12.


Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.


National Guard troops prepare for winter storm duties

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

As winter spreads across much of the country, National Guard units are rehearsing to ensure readiness for snow assistance.


Current Operations

Sky Soldiers, special operations intelligence specialists refine skills during combined training

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 10th Special Forces Group began Exercise Wolfenstein, a 22-day signal intelligence training event in Germany, Jan. 5, 2016.


'Thunder' medics conduct medical evacuation training

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The health care specialists, assigned to the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/Republic of Korea-U.S Combined Division, recently conducted a medical evacuation training at the helicopter pad near Troop Medical Clinic, at Camp Casey, South Korea, Jan. 7-8.


Simulation center carries Medal of Honor Soldier's legacy forward

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center, named for the Medal of Honor recipient, provides immersive training at Fires Center of Excellence.


SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.


3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment equipment arrives in Lithuania

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, received more than 50 vehicles, to include 17 Stryker combat vehicles during a rail offload operation at Gaiziunai, Lithuania, Jan. 15.


Spartan Brigade sets pace for future missions to Africa

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Brigade and battalion staffs, assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a command post exercise, or CPX, at the Mission Training Complex on Fort Stewart, Ga., Jan. 11-14.


Soldiers, Marines exercise joint capabilities aboard Army vessel

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Exercising their joint capabilities, 8th Theater Sustainment Command mariners partnered with 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy Soldiers and Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 463 pilots during inset and extract training off the shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 11-12.


Carter: Lasting defeat of ISIL depends on coalition strength

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Delivering a lasting defeat to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant must be a global effort, and coalition partners and others must step up their contributions to the escalating fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Country hopping cavalry unit unloads train before training

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Snow and fog were no obstacle for Soldiers returning to Poland from Vilseck, Germany, as they conducted railhead operations for a second training rotation in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Jan. 11.


Multinational soldiers work together in vehicle recovery

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Multinational forces, from the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg, deployed as part of NATO's Kosovo Force peace support mission, concluded a multi-day vehicle recovery operation for a water truck that slid off an icy mountain road outside Prizren, Kosovo, Jan. 2.


Reserve Detachment enchances Joint Munitions Command's global mission

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

With the addition of a U.S. Army Reserve Detachment, the Joint Munitions Command has enhanced the effectiveness of its global mission of providing ready, reliable and lethal ammunition to all military services throughout the Department of Defense.


Commander: Russia's actions require new approach in Europe

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

For two decades, the United States "hugged the bear" in Europe, but that has to change, the commander of U.S. European Command said.


25th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes Soldiers

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Soldiers, of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed Soldiers, of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and their four AH-64E Apache Guardians on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Jan. 6.


Russia naming US a threat does not change Dunford's perspective

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters traveling with him here that a new Russian national security strategy document naming the United States as a threat does not change his perception of the threat posed by Russia.


Troops wrap Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation at Coleman

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Cold drizzle fell on Staff Sgt. Christopher Couture's face as he checked inventory paperwork on the front slope of an M1A2 Abrams tank at Coleman Worksite.


173rd Airborne Brigade to join Exercise Allied Spirit IV

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade, alongside more than 2,200 participants from six NATO countries, will participate in Exercise Allied Spirit IV at the Army's Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Jan. 10 - Feb. 5.


Joint Task Force-Bravo wraps up 2015 with CARVANA mission

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The troop-movement mission is part of a greater Honduran operation, named CARAVANA, and this iteration was the final one this calendar year, continuing to develop and build on the effects of the operation from the initial vision and request for support from the Honduran president in October 2014.


40th Combat Aviation Brigade takes to the sky in Kuwait

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The 40th Combat Aviation Brigade officially took charge of all aviation operations within U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 20.


Finance Soldiers demonstrate readiness during tactical, technical training event

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Finance Soldiers, assigned to the 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, tested their squads' tactical mettle during improvised explosive device training at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Dec. 10.


Task force already successful in Afghanistan intel mission

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

For the silent warriors of the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, who deployed in September and currently provide critical intelligence collection and analysis in Afghanistan, their deployment thus far has been rewarding for Soldiers and valued by commanders.


European Activity Set turn-in officially underway in Lithuania

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

More than 100 pieces of European Activity Set equipment used during Operation Atlantic Resolve will be turned at a storage site in Mumaiciai, Lithuania, Dec. 9-15.


12th Combat Aviation Brigade participates in Operation White Sword

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

More than 70 Soldiers and four U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, from 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, supported units from the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the Royal Danish Army during Operation White Sword at the Oksbøl Training Area on the western coast of Denmark here, Dec. 4-10.


Exercise Yama Sakura builds readiness for I Corps

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The two-week Yama Sakura 69 exercise kicked off in Osaka, Japan, Dec. 5. The bilateral command post exercise is a key element of the U.S. shift in focus to the Pacific region. It's also one facet of I Corps' mandate to maintain readiness to operate across the Pacific, and globally if called upon.


Campbell: Troop-level decision continues to resonate

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

President Barack Obama's decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support Mission told reporters in Afghanistan.


Airborne engineers from US, Europe kick off Exercise Dagger Resolve

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Airborne engineers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined by military engineers from throughout the United States and Europe will spend the next two weeks participating in Exercise Dagger Resolve, Dec. 2, training on the tasks and equipment required for engineers to support an airfield seizure.


Hodges: Focus of European exercises is speed

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Russians can operate on their interior lines and quickly shift forces around. As a result, all exercises conducted by the United States and its European allies place heavy emphasis on speed, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges at the Pentagon, Dec. 9.


Army opening 19 specialties to women

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

A total of 19 military occupational specialties in the Army will open to women beginning early next year.


Exercise Yama Sakura 69 kicks off in Japan

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

An opening ceremony for Exercise Yama Sakura 69 was held at the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Middle Army headquarters on Camp Itami, Japan, Dec. 5, 2015.


3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment Soldiers conduct battle drills

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Soldiers, from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted battle drills at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, Dec. 2.


Army begins positioning equipment in Eastern Europe

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Equipment for the European Activity Set is scheduled to be turned in to the first forward-positioned sites beginning this week, Defense Department officials said.


News Releases

DA ANNOUNCES ROTATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Department of the Army announced today the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division - the "Strike" Brigade - stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy with approximately 1,300 Soldiers to Iraq this spring in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In addition, the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, stationed in Fort Drum, New York, will deploy with approximately 500 soldiers to Afghanistan this winter in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.


Enforcement of Defense Enterprise Email Mailbox Size Limit Underway

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Beginning Jan. 4, 2016, the U.S. Army and the Defense Information Systems Agency began enforcing Defense Enterprise Email mailbox size limits. Users can expect to receive automatically-generated warnings when mailboxes approach, reach and exceed authorized size limits. Mailboxes exceeding authorized limits will initially lose the ability to send email, then, at a preset "over-size" level, will also cease to receive email.


U.S. Army releases DCGS-A Increment 2 'request for proposals'

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army released the 'request for proposals' today for the next increment of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army, known as DCGS-A.


Army Medical Command Releases First Ever Health Of The Force Report

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The Office of the Army Surgeon General has released the inaugural Health of the Force (HOF) report which provides a snapshot of the health of active duty Soldiers on U.S. based installations in 2014.


New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army invested

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

WASHINGTON (December 7, 2015) -- Ellsbeth Viola "Val" Alepuyo was invested as a civilian aide to the secretary of the Army (CASA) by Gerald O'Keefe, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, during an early November virtual ceremony conducted simultaneously here and in Saipan.


DA announces upcoming deployment

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

WASHINGTON (November 6, 2015) -- The Department of the Army announced today that the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters, stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Iraq and Kuwait with approximately 500 Soldiers for a nine-month rotation in early 2016 to support Operation Inherent Resolve.


TWO BRIGADES FROM 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION TO DEPLOY TO AFGHANISTAN

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

The 4th Infantry Division's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy with approximately 1,000 soldiers to Afghanistan this winter. Additionally, the division's 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will deploy to Afghanistan with approximately 1,800 soldiers in the spring of 2016. These deployments are part of a regular rotation of forces in support of combatant commander mission requirements for Operation Freedom's Sentinel.


U.S. Army Air Forces, Soldiers' remains from WWII to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDT


Gender barrier removed on future Army Ranger Courses

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDT

WASHINGTON (September 2, 2015) -- The Army announced today that qualified personnel will be able to attend all future classes of its elite Ranger Course, regardless of gender.


Army announces Oregon Guardsman to receive Soldiers Medal: Specialist subdued gunman on Paris-bound

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Spc. Aleksander R. Skarlatos, one of three American friends, who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris bound train, will be awarded the Soldiers Medal - the U.S. Army's highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy - senior Army leaders announced today.


DOI, USDA, EPA, NOAA and USACE announce additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative sites to pr

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Sites in northern and central California and Montana selected to showcase climate resilience approach


Fewer combat wounded prompt Army to streamline number of Warrior Transition

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Today, the Department of the Army announced the inactivation of ten Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) as the number of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers requiring care in the WTUs continues to decline.


McHugh orders benefits be provided to Purple Heart recipients

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Army Secretary John M. McHugh has announced that he has directed the Army to provide all possible benefits to victims of a 2009 attack on Fort Hood, who were recently awarded the Purple Heart medal.


Army invests new civilian aide to secretary

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDT

The newest civilian aide to the secretary of the Army, or CASA, was invested during a ceremony conducted in late February at the Pentagon.


Army releases investigation results of April 2014shooting at Fort Hood

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST


New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army invested

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST

WASHINGTON (Jan. 8, 2015) -- The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) was invested during a ceremony conducted at the Pentagon in mid-December, 2014. Raul Mas was selected by Secretary of the Army John McHugh to represent Florida (South).


U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat


Army Announces 7th ID Restructure

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

WASHINGTON (Dec. 23, 2014) -- The Chief of Staff of the Army has directed that the 7th Infantry Division headquarters, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, add a deployable capability while still maintaining its training and oversight responsibilities for forces at the installation.


Army Statement on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Investigation

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

WASHINGTON (Dec. 22, 2014) -- After a thorough investigation and a comprehensive legal review, the investigation concerning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been forwarded to a General Courts Martial Convening Authority, Gen. Mark Milley, Commanding General of Forces Command.


Army corrects retirement inequity

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST

Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced today that he has taken action to allow approximately 160 officers selected for separation from the service to remain on active duty or retire with full benefits.


Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Ray Odierno, returns from Iraq

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST


Army Identifies Aviation Brigade to Inactivate

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST


Department of the Army Identifies ARNG and USAR Units for OUA Rotation

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST


New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army invested

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST

The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) was invested during a ceremony conducted in October at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.


New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army invested

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST

The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) was invested during a ceremony conducted in October at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.


Statement of Army Secretary John McHugh

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST

Secretary of the Army John McHugh released the following statement Nov. 1 regarding the Army's ongoing efforts to contact soldiers who may have been exposed to chemical weapons while serving in Iraq:


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

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST

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.


Corps of Engineers releases Climate Change Adaptation, Strategic Sustainability plans

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Climate Change Adaptation Plan and its Strategic Sustainability Plan, Oct. 31, 2014.


Army Ground Forces Band to host "Salute to Veterans" performance

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT

U.S. Army Forces Command's Army Ground Forces Band will honor Veterans with a performance at Fayetteville State University's J.W. Seabrook Auditorium Nov. 9.


Middle East

Forward deployed LARS provide extensive reach-back capability

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

"Have you talked to the LAR?" are often the first words spoken when Soldiers are confronted by a seemingly irresolvable maintenance issue.


Equal opportunity: Dignity through respect

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Soldiers throughout the U.S. Army Central area of responsibility participated in an Equal Opportunity Leaders' Course on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 11-16.


Carter: Lasting defeat of ISIL depends on coalition strength

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Delivering a lasting defeat to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant must be a global effort, and coalition partners and others must step up their contributions to the escalating fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Antiballistic system shared with international partner

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization has trained and participated in a Dec. 9 graduation for the first foreign military to purchase and operate the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system.


United Through Music

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Members of Shockwave, the 1st Armored Division Rock Band, joined Kuwait's Maayouf Traditional Band for a standing-room only concert during the Music Unites Us cultural event at the Al-Shaheed Park amphitheater, Kuwait City, Jan. 8. This concert was the result of a combined effort by the U.S. Embassy-Kuwait, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information and U.S. Army Central to commemorate the sacrifices made by members of the coalition as they helped liberate the Kuwaiti people from Saddam Hussein's occupation.


TAA contracting division named top shop in USACE

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) Contracting Division has been named the 2015 USACE Excellence in Contracting Awards Program -- District of the Year.


USARCENT: Happy New Year!

Sat, 02 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

U.S. Army Central and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a New Year's Eve party to celebrate another year of health and prosperity on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 31. "We put events on like this to let people celebrate the holiday as close to the way they would be back home," said Brenda Thompson, the Camp Arifjan MWR recreation supervisor. "We wanted to show the service member stationed away from their loved ones that there is someone that cares about them and give them something to take their minds off of work."


40th Combat Aviation Brigade takes to the sky in Kuwait

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The 40th Combat Aviation Brigade officially took charge of all aviation operations within U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 20.


Task Force Longhorn already successful in first 60 days of Afghanistan intel mission

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

EASTERN AFGHANISTAN (Dec. 14, 2015) -- For the silent warriors of the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, who deployed in September and currently provide critical intelligence collection and analysis in Afghanistan, their deployment thus far has been rewarding for Soldiers and valued by commanders.


Remembrance Day ceremony honors service, sacrifice

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

More than 300 coalition service members from U.S. Army Central and Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve took time to remember those who served before them in a Remembrance Day Ceremony Nov. 11.


Campbell: Troop-level decision continues to resonate

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

President Barack Obama's decision to keep 9,800 American forces in Afghanistan into 2016 has resonated through the region, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support Mission told reporters in Afghanistan.


USACE TAA welcomes new CSM

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) welcomed a new top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. John Hankins, during a change of responsibility ceremony Friday, Dec. 4, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.


US Army Central plays key role in EOD training

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

U.S. Army Central's Explosive Ordnance Disposal section plays a key role in helping the United States' international partners deal with the threat of improvised explosive devices.


School program brings patriotism, partnership

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Embassy-Kuwait, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education and U.S. Army Central wrapped up a six-part series of school programs to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait and celebrate the partnership between Kuwait and the United States at Masoud Bin Sinan Boys Middle School, Nov. 30.


Master gunners train by example

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

A person exceptionally skilled in an occupation, art, or science by definition can be considered a master.


Vehicle gunnery sharpens lethality

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

Vehicle crews, from 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, practiced firing machine guns from moving Humvees during a vehicle gunnery exercise on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 14-22.


Milley: Army taking 'hard look' at Daesh threat

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is more than a large, capable terrorist organization and the U.S. Army is adjusting its tactics to defeat them, said Army Chief of Staff Mark A. Milley during a visit to Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 23.


Care under fire

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the Camp Buehring Troop Medical Clinic partnered with Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division to create a realistic and challenging training exercise to give Army medical personnel sophisticated experience dealing with trauma injuries here, Nov. 16-20.


US Army Central engineers vital to success

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

Ever since the American Revolution, engineers in the military have played a vital role in the success of our Nation and our Army. Then, as now, though the instruments they used were different, they would map terrain, build fortifications to protect fellow Soldiers from opposing forces, build bridges, and many other types of buildings and fortifications to protect the force and enhance their capabilities.


Assistant secretary of the Army Visits Bagram Air Field

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

Assistant secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack visited Bagram Air Field Nov. 7 to receive updates on the R2MR process.


USACE TAA engineer awarded de Fleury Medal

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) employee has been awarded one of the highest honors bestowed within the Corps of Engineers. Norman Boeman, deputy chief of construction, was presented with the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal Tuesday.


Leaders see competence, confidence grow in Iraqi army

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

When Col. Curtis A. Buzzard deployed to Iraq again in January 2015, he admitted that he was initially concerned about building trust and confidence in the Iraqi army, "but it happened almost immediately."


Elite Kuwaiti force trains with U.S. Army Central

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Soldiers, assigned to 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, partnered with Kuwait's Amiri Guard to focus on interoperability and readiness here, Oct. 21.


Army divers train salvage ops on Kuwait Naval Base

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Divers, from the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, conducted their annual salvage diver training in the waters of Kuwait Naval Base, Oct. 22.


School program commemorates Kuwaiti Liberation, Operation Desert Storm

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

The U.S. Embassy-Kuwait, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education and U.S. Army Central highlighted the long-standing partnership and shared history between the U.S. and the State of Kuwait during the 25th Anniversary Schools Program at Fatima Bint Al-Waleed Girls High School here, Oct. 20.


National Cyber Security Awareness Month reminds everyone to keep all information safe

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Realizing the importance of cybersecurity, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.


USACE TAA employee named top engineer

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Transatlantic Afghanistan District (TAA) employee has been named the top engineer for the entire USACE Transatlantic Division (TAD). Thomas "Clark" Carroll, a project engineer at the Qargha Project Office within TAA's Kabul Area Office, has been chosen as the recipient of TAD's Hard Hat of the Year for his work in Afghanistan.


Joint emergency service station boosts effective response and readiness

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Firefighters and paramedics celebrated the opening of Fire Station 3, Camp Arifjan's new joint emergency service station, during an uncoupling ceremony Oct. 10.


3rd Brigade Patriots Officially Assumes Responsibility of the Train, Advise, and Assist

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan--3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division "Patriots," assumed responsibility of the Military Advisory Team and Base Defense Operations during two ceremonies in support of Resolute Support Mission Train, Advise and Assist.


"From the Inside" of cybersecurity awareness

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

For the Army, October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this year's theme, "Stay Protected While Connected," emphasizes the importance of good online habits in protecting the Army network and the force. To do their part to promote cyber security, members of the U.S. Army Central network security office presented a different way of sharing cyber awareness information and tips with Soldiers and civilians.


Inside Army

Solarium: Some warrants get more broadening than others

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Warrant officers told Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Combined Arms Center, and other senior leaders that it's hit or miss when it comes to broadening assignments, depending on the branch and command.


Simulation center carries Medal of Honor Soldier's legacy forward

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center, named for the Medal of Honor recipient, provides immersive training at Fires Center of Excellence.


SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.


Acting secretary of the Army wants to expand, export Fort Hood successes

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Soldiers transition to civilian life and he wants to export those successes to the rest of the force.


Solarium: Warrants want to get in STEP with professional military education

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Warrant officers told Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Combined Arms Center, and other senior leaders that within their ranks, professional military education should be mandatory for promotions.


Solarium: Warrants need training, Army over-relies on contractors

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Two major problems impact readiness, warrant officers said at the first-ever chief of staff of the Army-sponsored Warrant Officer Solarium, at the Command and General Staff College, Jan. 15.


Carter: Lasting defeat of ISIL depends on coalition strength

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Delivering a lasting defeat to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant must be a global effort, and coalition partners and others must step up their contributions to the escalating fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


Vice chief: Creative leaders needed in Army aviation

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

In a rapidly changing global security environment, coupled with declining military budgets, the Army needs top-notch aviators trained by creative and experienced commanders who can wring the most out of what little training budget they have, the Army's vice chief of staff said.


Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.


Army Fee Assistance program for child care moving back to contractor

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

A program that helps Soldiers with off-post child care expenses will begin transitioning from the Government Services Administration, or GSA, to a contractor, Feb. 22.


Army helps to meet nutritional needs of Mars astronauts

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Researchers in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are working on two projects for NASA to help meet the nutritional needs of astronauts at a space station and astronauts traveling to Mars.


Enlisted aide crafts interesting career menu

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Had it not been for his mom's cooking, Staff Sgt. Marc Susa said joining the Army might never have happened and he never would have been named Enlisted Aide of the Year.


Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.


US Army holds All-American Bowl in San Antonio

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Tens of thousands of people made their way to the Alamodome to watch the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 9.


Commissary stores set record for paper, plastic, cardboard recycling

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The numbers are in: military commissaries surpassed their fiscal 2015 environmental goals for recycling and diverting waste from landfills.


AMC leverages Army Reserve to save time, money

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Army's highest-ranking logistics leader visited the largest mission command headquarters in the Army Reserve.


Kazakhstan army visits US Army Central

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

A contingent from the Kazakhstan armed forces recently visited U.S. Army Central and South Carolina to learn ways to build its military forces as it transitions from a conscript to an all-volunteer army.


Commander: Russia's actions require new approach in Europe

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

For two decades, the United States "hugged the bear" in Europe, but that has to change, the commander of U.S. European Command said.


25th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes Soldiers

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Soldiers, of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed Soldiers, of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and their four AH-64E Apache Guardians on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Jan. 6.


Russia naming US a threat does not change Dunford's perspective

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters traveling with him here that a new Russian national security strategy document naming the United States as a threat does not change his perception of the threat posed by Russia.


Troops wrap Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation at Coleman

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Cold drizzle fell on Staff Sgt. Christopher Couture's face as he checked inventory paperwork on the front slope of an M1A2 Abrams tank at Coleman Worksite.


As Army shrinks, higher quality, more innovation prevails

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

As the Army force shrinks to its lowest levels since World War II, the service's top manpower leader said it's also transitioning to a higher quality and more innovative team.


First female West Point commandant of cadets assumes new role

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

For the first time in its history, the Army has installed a female officer as the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.


Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.


Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.


Waterborne Soldiers arrive home in time for the holidays

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Thirty 545th Transportation Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waterborne Soldiers arrived home just in time for the holidays after completing a six-month deployment to Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Dec. 23.


U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

A career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more than two-and-a-half decades later.


2015 marks enormous advances for women

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Women's strides made big news throughout 2015, with graduating from Ranger School, to the appointment of the first African-American female Army surgeon general to Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening up all military occupational specialties to women.


Many US troops serving overseas during holidays

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Thousands of U.S. service members and Defense Department civilians are serving around the world during the holidays to protect America, its interests and its allies.


Milley, Dailey focus on leader development with US Army Central

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited U.S. Army Central Soldiers stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 18.


Human Interest

Simulation center carries Medal of Honor Soldier's legacy forward

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center, named for the Medal of Honor recipient, provides immersive training at Fires Center of Excellence.


SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.


Acting secretary of the Army wants to expand, export Fort Hood successes

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Soldiers transition to civilian life and he wants to export those successes to the rest of the force.


MWR encourages Soldiers, Families to express their creativity

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

For some, creating whimsical works of art is as natural as breathing. But for others, the thought of taking pen or brush to canvas can be daunting.


Eighth Army pays tribute to civil rights pioneer

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The 1st Signal Brigade, Eighth Army hosted an observance at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 14, in honor of civil rights pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.


Army Fee Assistance program for child care moving back to contractor

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

A program that helps Soldiers with off-post child care expenses will begin transitioning from the Government Services Administration, or GSA, to a contractor, Feb. 22.


Family readiness leaders prep for South Korea rotation

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Family readiness leaders and volunteers, with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are ramping up to ensure Soldiers and Families are prepared and supported during the brigade's nine-month rotation to South Korea.


Arizona Culinary Institute supports Soldier's continuing education

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Soldiers are familiar with the emotions that come with a deployment. They put their lives on hold, which includes Family, jobs and school, to serve. Some will do this multiple times in their career.


Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.


Ordnance Training Detachment furthers Soldier education

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Ordnance Training Detachment, with 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, is leading an initiative to provide Soldiers with more college-level education early on in their military careers.


Local youth sees need, helps community

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Every day on the drive to school, 15-year-old Tyler Grover passed the Hohenfels Thrift Shop. On multiple occasions, Grover saw quality items left piled outside in all types of weather, potentially ruining them.


Colonel's work supports peacekeeping efforts

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Army Col. Darius Gallegos has been a lot of things throughout his life: a star athlete, a scholar, a police officer, and currently the only American serving at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units here.


US Army holds All-American Bowl in San Antonio

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Tens of thousands of people made their way to the Alamodome to watch the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 9.


Commissary stores set record for paper, plastic, cardboard recycling

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The numbers are in: military commissaries surpassed their fiscal 2015 environmental goals for recycling and diverting waste from landfills.


Army Emergency Relief now accepting scholarship applications

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Army Emergency Relief has announced the opening of its scholarship application period. Applications will be accepted until May 1.


Cadet marshals receive mentoring from top cadet command leadership

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

During the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 30 Army ROTC cadets from across the country are serving as cadet marshals, providing leadership and examples of being a team player to the athletes and band members performing at the game this week. Today, the cadets received a little mentoring of their own from cadet command leadership at an officer professional development session.


Army Golden Knights float to San Antonio for Army All-American Bowl

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Army's elite Golden Knights parachute team touched down in in San Antonio outside the Alamodome during their first practice before the 2016 Army All-American Bowl game.


Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County.


Astronaut application deadline approaching

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Are you a Soldier who wants to reach for the stars? It is possible, and the deadline for applications is approaching.


All-American Bowl players, mentors get a lesson from Texas kids

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Leaders on the field can also be leaders in their communities. That is the key message U.S. Army All-American Bowl Soldier mentors wanted to impart on the high school football athletes visiting the San Antonio-based Boysville, a residential care facility for children, Jan. 5. The players - the nation's young football elite - spent their post-practice afternoon challenging the elementary-aged children on their math skills in a friendly competition.


New Army wellness center offers tools for health, wellness, behavioral change

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center is now available to community members, providing them with easy access to metabolic assessments, body composition testing, physical fitness assessments, health coaching, biofeedback (stress reduction), general wellness classes, unit briefings and unit assessments.


First female West Point commandant of cadets assumes new role

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

For the first time in its history, the Army has installed a female officer as the commandant of cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.


Army Emergency Relief aids bone marrow transplant

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Farah Flores was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2015. Her daughter, Bernadette Flores, said her mother had been misdiagnosed many times before, but this time the cancer was confirmed.


New Year's bell-tolling ceremony in South Korea

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Community leaders, including the Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, rang in the New Year in Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park here at midnight Dec. 31.


Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Another new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?


Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.


U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

A career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more than two-and-a-half decades later.


Army wrestlers win 12th consecutive national team title

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

U.S. Army athletes won the team trophy for the 12th consecutive year during the U.S. Senior Nationals/Trials Qualifier in Las Vegas, showing the world they will be strong contenders at the upcoming U.S. Wrestling Olympic team trials.


West Point pilot program held on Fort Campbell

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Pfc. Deandre Gamble wants to be an officer in the U.S. Army. It turns out that Fort Campbell is the place to speed up that goal.


Science and Technology

Sky Soldiers, special operations intelligence specialists refine skills during combined training

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 10th Special Forces Group began Exercise Wolfenstein, a 22-day signal intelligence training event in Germany, Jan. 5, 2016.


Army prepares to test enhanced network operation tools at NIE 16.2

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

To make it easier for Soldiers to manage the vast tactical communications network, the Army plans to operationally evaluate newly enhanced and simplified network operations tools during Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 this spring.


Malicious coders will lose anonymity as identity-finding research matures

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

A team of university students tested a tool kit that may one day help analysts to identify malware authors more quickly.


Corps of Engineers approves flood control plan for San Francisco Bay

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat.


Army helps to meet nutritional needs of Mars astronauts

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Researchers in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are working on two projects for NASA to help meet the nutritional needs of astronauts at a space station and astronauts traveling to Mars.


Corps breaks ground on North Detention Area for Everglades project

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County.


Astronaut application deadline approaching

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Are you a Soldier who wants to reach for the stars? It is possible, and the deadline for applications is approaching.


Tobyhanna brings network back to life, continues wireless mission

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Tobyhanna Army Depot personnel recently routed more than 16 miles of cat-6 cable to 539 wireless access points at Letterkenny Army Depot, marking the ninth and most recent site across the Army Materiel Command to receive an upgraded wireless local area network.


Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.


Major flooding threatens Mississippi River Valley, Army Corps flood fighters fully engaged

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, fully activated its flood fighting emergency management operations for the Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts to manage rapidly-rising water levels on the Mississippi River and several tributaries, with the highest Mississippi River levels since the Great Flood of 2011.


Army needs Soldiers to get amped up for Prime Power

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Some know how to replace a light switch. They're electricians. Others know how to wire up an entire basecamp. Those are 12P "Prime Power production specialists," and the Army needs more of them in the training pipeline.


Innovative designs, smart manufacturing deliver Soldier readiness

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Army production and logistics is teaming with Army research and development to better streamline the rapid design and fielding of cutting-edge technologies to the Soldier.


iReport smartphone application now available for free download

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army Europe counterintelligence division has officially released a new smartphone application to facilitate the "if you see something, say something" reporting process for service members, civilians, contractors and Family members in Europe.


Some 'Star Wars' tech inspired by the Army's experiments in mobility

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The Army has a flying saucer -- a real, honest-to-goodness flying saucer. It also has a jetpack, a hover car and an all-terrain walking vehicle. If that sounds like something out of a "Star Wars" movie, that's because Hollywood is influenced by the Army's experimental technologies.


Soldiers bid farewell to Army's oldest unmanned aircraft

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The Army's oldest unmanned aircraft system had its final flight here as part of a ceremony that marked transitions for both the aircraft and its operators, Dec. 16.


Far East District partnership teaches hands-on engineering tools

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District continued its partnership with Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics with its third annual earthquake tower challenge competition at Seoul American Middle School, Dec. 16.


Army technology team helps field robot

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives threats from a safe distance.


Dailey emphasizes value of Soldier perspective at Army R&D center

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Bringing together the operational expertise of Army noncommissioned officers and the scientific expertise of civilian engineers is key for better capabilities to get to the field faster, said the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during a visit to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 14.


Researchers evaluate true effects of hearing loss for Soldiers

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles.


WIN-T network upgrades: Smaller kit, increased capability

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The Army is fielding upgrades for its at-the-halt tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, which increase readiness, security and capability while reducing equipment by a third for a more powerful and expeditionary current and future force.


Army fields streamlined network initialization tool to Korea

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Before the Army's mission command and networked tools can be put to work, these advanced capabilities must first be able to communicate with each other.


Army Threat Systems Management Office demonstrates electronic warfare jammer technology

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The Army Threat Systems Management Office team visited the National Training Center, Dec. 2, to demonstrate electronic jamming technologies recently developed at their Redstone Arsenal office in Alabama.


Project JUPITR early warning system can save lives

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

At U.S. military installations throughout the world, military police monitor force protection sensors, which consist of conventional and thermal imaging cameras, ground surveillance radar and seismic and acoustic sensors.


Avoiding electronic warfare Pearl Harbor

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Electronic warfare in the Army is undergoing a revolution, not an evolution, according to the Army's senior electronic warfare officer Col. Jeffrey Church, the Army's EW chief at the Pentagon.


Hammack wants Army off grid

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

If a tsunami ever hits Oahu, Hawaii, where tens of thousands of troops are stationed, power would be knocked out across the island and military operations would be impacted because all of the electrical generators are located along the shore, said Katherine Hammack.


New autonomous robot extends communication beyond line-of-sight

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Army engineers demonstrated autonomous robots as part of a teaming effort to evolve natural interaction between Soldiers and autonomous systems during an exercise here, Nov. 2-3.


Nigerien, Malian soldiers aid U.S. Army's language-translation technology

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The U.S. Army is testing and upgrading a language-translation program by training with African soldiers, officials said.


Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.


New virtual storefront helps secure Army systems

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Think of it as iTunes for Army communications. But instead of purchasing music, Army units can order cryptographic keys and download them securely over-the-network.


I Corps validates new mobile command post proof-of-concept

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

In response to an I Corps operational needs statement, a new mission command on the move pilot program is expected to provide an armored platform that enables corps-level leaders and Soldiers to execute mission command during ground maneuver by obtaining real-time situational awareness, a common operating picture, and voice, video and data communications with higher and subordinate headquarters.


Health

Womack surgeons perform reconstructive microsurgeries

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

When most people think of plastic surgeons, cosmetic procedures like nose jobs and face lifts are what usually come to mind.


New Army wellness center offers tools for health, wellness, behavioral change

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

The Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center is now available to community members, providing them with easy access to metabolic assessments, body composition testing, physical fitness assessments, health coaching, biofeedback (stress reduction), general wellness classes, unit briefings and unit assessments.


TRICARE Pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy home delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change in 2016. On Feb. 1, 2016, most copays for prescription drugs at home delivery and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly.


New residential treatment program opens in San Antonio

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Overcoming addictions is the mission of the new program on San Antonio Military Medical Center's 7W. Called the Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Program, the chief of the unit, Army Maj. Sandra Shelmerdine, explained the rigorous six-week program designed to help patients overcome their addictions to alcohol or illicit drug use.


Hospital leaders reverse cycle to better connect with staff, patients

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Brooke Army Medical Center leaders are adjusting their schedules to ensure they're connecting with staff and patients from dusk till dawn.


Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EST

Another new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?


U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

A career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more than two-and-a-half decades later.


2015 marks enormous advances for women

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Women's strides made big news throughout 2015, with graduating from Ranger School, to the appointment of the first African-American female Army surgeon general to Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening up all military occupational specialties to women.


Fort Greely Army Medical Home opens

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Fort Greely residents celebrated the official opening of the Fort Greely Army Medical Home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a standing room only crowd, Dec. 15.


2015 banner year for Army medicine

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Army medical researchers continued to make great strides during 2015 in new technologies designed to save lives, reduce injuries and improve Soldier physical performance.


Children graduate from Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Students, parents and teachers gathered in the gymnasium of Ware Elementary Dec. 16 to celebrate the pledge of a lifetime 5th grade students made to themselves and everyone. They pledged to stay drug free.


Medical experts look beyond drugs for sleep solutions

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

One in 20 active-duty Soldiers are on sleep medications, according to the Army Office of the Surgeon General "Health of the Force" report released this month. "These Soldiers are less likely to be medically ready to deploy," the report cautions.


Army Medical releases 'Health of Force' report card

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

This month, Army Medical Command released the first-ever Health of the Force report. The report provides a snapshot of the health of active-duty Soldiers on all major U.S.-based installations in 2014.


Rested Soldiers perform better in battle, experts say

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn't know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness


Doctor comforts patients through music

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

The patient was just too agitated to stay in his bed. A World War II veteran with dementia, he kept changing out of his gown and trying to leave the inpatient floor. Capt. Edwin Choi, the doctor on call, couldn't give him a sedative - it wouldn't react well with the man's dementia - but what he could do was play the guitar for him. So he spent an hour strumming classical music tunes as well as the songs of John Denver, the Beatles, the Eagles, and the Penguins, until the 82-year-old veteran fell asleep.


Army directive provides more accommodation to breastfeeding Soldiers during field training

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

New Army policy provides more prescriptive guidance to commanders pertaining to their support of Soldiers who choose to continue breastfeeding or express milk upon returning to duty.


Researchers evaluate true effects of hearing loss for Soldiers

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles.


Horoho relinquishes command of MEDCOM

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST

Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho relinquished command of the U.S. Army Medical Command Dec. 3, after serving four years in command.


Soldiers take reins of their recovery

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

Transitioning warriors have a plethora of activities to choose from in the Soldier Adaptive Reconditioning Program, but only one involves a 1,000-pound animal.


Soldiers compete for spots on Team USA for Olympic rugby debut

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are vying for spots on the Team USA rugby sevens squad, which will compete when the sport makes its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.


Nurse-athlete conquers cancer, readies for elite marathon

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EST

Cancer may have taken her ability to run, but Capt. Kelly Elmlinger refused to let that slow her down.


Beating the battle of the bulge: Tips to avoid holiday weight gain

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

How can people beat this battle of the bulge? Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends gain knowledge, not weight, this holiday season. Check out the tips you can follow to avoid holiday weight gain.


Mobile health app helps Fort Rucker stay resilient, healthy

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Do you know where to find running trails around Fort Rucker? How about where Bible studies are located? Did you know there is a 5K coming up soon? What about the operational hours for the post library? These are questions many may have when first arriving to Fort Rucker. Now there is a mobile app for your smartphone or tablet devices that can answer all of these questions and more.


Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Using illegal drugs puts a person in an immediate "life or death" situation, said George Suber, a prevention coordinator for the Army Substance Abuse Program on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.


McHugh signs directive regarding breastfeeding, lactation support

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Army Secretary John M. McHugh has approved Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy).


Cancer claims crusader against veteran suicides

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT

A retired Army major, who had devoted the final months of his life to raise awareness of veteran suicides, died of colon cancer after a long, courageous fight.


Army Medical Command supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Army Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries may be at risk when unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications are present in the household.


Global warming: Army health readiness concern?

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDT

Climate change might be the most significant threat facing the Army's health readiness in the future, one Army science advisor said.


Military, civilian health care executives aim for increased collaboration

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDT

A group of 35 senior military and civilian health care executives gathered at the Cedarbrook Lodge for the Puget Sound Health Care Executive Roundtable, Sept. 10-11.


Retired general rehabs at hospital he once commanded

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDT

A retired major general has high praise for the health care provider he oversaw more than two decades ago.


Military Friendly Schools

American Flag

Courtesy of U.S. Army

Take advantage of your military education benefits. Find information on military friendly schools here. The information is free and there's no obligation. Secure your future today!

Your Zip Code:

Subject:  

Degree:  

Online Campus Both