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Preserving history: Fort Riley, Native American tribes partner to protect sacred sites, artifacts

Army News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
Before Fort Riley was a post or even a camp, before homesteaders filled the area and began farming, there were the Native American tribes who called the Great Plains their home.

Soldiers ready to defend the homeland with domestic response training at Exercise Vigilant Shield

Army News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Ghostly underground tunnels. Murky sewers. Collapsed buildings. These are just a few of the obstacles that 10th Mountain Division Soldiers faced recently during exercise Vigilant Shield 18 here.

'Going back to the center': Army Aviation unified around Soldiers' needs

Army News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram, commander, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, presented a unified front for readiness and sustainment during his keynote address to defense industry representatives at the Army Aviation Association of America symposium here on Nov. 15.

Army Corps of Engineers helps restore Puerto Rico, save environment at same time

Army News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:00am
To save landfill space, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recycling metal and wood chips in their debris removal efforts across the island of Puerto Rico. Through cooperation with the leaders at local municipalities, FEMA and USACE's Debris Planning and Response Team makes the collection process possible with teams working in nine separate locations. For example, in the city of Ponce more than 48 trucks have been used to haul 3,700 loads of debris.

Army's Past Conflicts Repatriation Branch ensures no Soldier left behind

Army News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:00am
Staff Sgt. William E. "Blootie" Turner was killed in action on Dec. 13, 1943. "I remember that day when they announced in our high school that Blootie Turner had died, the whole place got real quiet. Blootie was a great football player and a better person. He was the most popular kid in school," said Patrick Harrison, retired Brigadier General, and former high school classmate of Turner.

Soldier returns to his roots in Serbia

Army News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:00am
PANCEVO, Serbia -- "1 minute!" This is happening. "30 seconds!" Orbs of chilled sweat start to form. "Stand by!" The heart stops. "Green light, go!"

Army's Allied Spirit VII exercise showcases integrated training

Army News - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS, Germany -- "The importance of Allied Spirit is to bring our NATO partners together in a cohesive exercise where we can test and exercise our alliance together to prove interoperability, have situational understanding, learn tactics and maneuver, and increase our ability to integrate these forces to work together as a full team," said Brig. Gen. Jeff Smiley, the deputy commanding general of the 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard.

Tuskegee Airman talks diversity, Army opportunities with high school students

Army News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:00am
Sporting a crimson "Red Tails" ball cap, 97-year-old Robert Friend delivered a powerful message to a diverse audience of students, JROTC cadets and teachers at Vista High School in Southern California.

Water, energy conservation efforts improving readiness, earning awards

Army News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Installations across the Army are taking steps to conserve energy and water and increase resiliency, thereby contributing to Army readiness, said Jordan Gillis, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

Army chief of staff: no reduction of standards to meet recruiting goals

Army News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Despite news to the contrary, the Army will not be recruiting bipolar personnel, the Army's chief of staff said, even if those individuals apply for a waiver.

Tuskegee Airmen talks diversity, Army opportunities with high school students

Army News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:00am
Sporting a crimson "Red Tails" ball cap, 97-year-old Robert Friend delivered a powerful message to a diverse audience of students, JROTC cadets and teachers at Vista High School here.

Strength in numbers: extended family of 41 trains at Fort Lee

Army News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:00am
FORT LEE, Va. -- Enlisting in the Army with a childhood friend or relative is a generations-old practice meant to bring familiarity and comfort to an experience fraught with stress and uncertainty.

Under threat of invasion 75 years ago, Alaskan natives joined the Army to defend homeland

Army News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00am
KWETHLUK, Alaska -- When the Japanese raided and occupied parts of Alaska during World War II, the Army called on native Alaskans to defend the northern territory.

For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

Army News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00am
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

Army Chief of Staff salutes Sen. McCain

Army News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00am
The Army recognized Sen. John A. McCain in a "Salute from the Chief" ceremony Tuesday for his efforts in strengthening America's national security, eliminating wasteful government spending, and assisting in government reform.

Cadet recognized for heroic actions during London terror attack

Army News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00am
BOSTON, Mass. -- Many heroes were honored this past Saturday during Veteran's Day, but at Boston College a local hero was recognized as he was awarded the ROTC Medal of Heroism during the college's football matchup against North Carolina State. Maj. Gen. Chris Hughes, commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, presented the medal to Cadet Mark Kindschuh during the game for his actions to help an injured person during the London terror attack June 3.

West Point grad confirmed as new secretary of Army

Army News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00am
Dr. Mark T. Esper was confirmed by a vote in the Senate, 89-6, to become the 23rd secretary of the Army shortly after noon Wednesday.

Campaign to defeat ISIS deprives enemy of safe havens, OIR Army spokesman says

Army News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to support Syrian Democratic Forces as they pressure ISIS by advancing toward the confluence of the Kabul and Euphrates River valleys, Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters today.

Brooke Army Medical Center saves lives following Texas shooting

Army News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The community teamwork and medical response the afternoon of the Sutherland Springs shooting on Nov. 5 was "extremely heartwarming," noted Brooke Army Medical Center 's trauma chief.

Finding his place: Great-grandson of Medal of Honor recipient graduates Army training

Army News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Pvt. Dakota Beahn never had the chance to get to know his great-grandfather, James E. Williams, who passed away shortly after Beahn was born, and yet Williams is known by so many and is somewhat of a legend in the U.S. Navy.

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