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Army officer gunning for 2nd Olympic bobsled medal

Army News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:00am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- The most senior military member on the U.S. Olympic team likely has stories for days. Aside from being a veteran bobsledder, he's an Army captain in military intelligence.

Army awards posthumous medal to JROTC freshman who died helping classmates in Florida shooting

Army News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:00am
PARKLAND, Fla. -- When an expelled former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, Peter Wang used the last minutes of his life to help save his fellow students.

DOD official: Nuclear Posture Review emphasizes capabilities, deters nuclear use

Army News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review emphasizes the capabilities needed to correct adversary miscalculations, and in doing so, it deters the use of nuclear weapons, the deputy undersecretary of defense for policy said today at National Defense University here.

Army Air and Missile Defense Command prepares for Exercise Roving Sands

Army News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00am
FORT BLISS, Texas -- In preparation for Roving Sands 2018, the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, and its brigades, unloaded incoming vehicles Feb. 12, 2018 at the rail yard on Fort Bliss. Roving Sands, originally developed by 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in 1989, is a joint air defense exercise integrating Army, Air Force and Marines.

Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

Army News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

Mattis: NATO on 'right trajectory' to protect nations, values

Army News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- NATO defense ministers agreed to continue projecting stability beyond the alliance's borders and will continue to build capabilities within the alliance, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Brussels yesterday.

Soldier, veteran Olympian ready to go for gold in doubles luge at Winter Olympics

Army News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- By day, Sgt. Matthew Mortensen is an engineer, both as a civilian and for the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company. Oh, and he's also qualified for the Olympics for the third time.

Championship aspirations bring West Point siblings together in boxing ring

Army News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00am
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Boxing started as a hobby, but soon grew into a family affair for three siblings at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Mattis praises strong collaboration in coalition to defeat ISIS

Army News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to grow, while remaining resolute in its focus to the mission, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Tuesday following a defeat-ISIS meeting in Rome. Mattis, speaking t

Civil rights pioneer proved her mettle in World War II

Army News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:00am
Millie Dunn Veasey, now 100 years old, said her life changed in ways she never could have imagined when she joined the Army.

Easy fixes for certain issues to get Soldiers moved from non-deployment status, SMA says

Army News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Being ready to go to the fight is at the top -- the very top -- of the list of things a Soldier needs to be in order to be successful in the Army.

Valentine's Day, the Army way: For these Soldiers, love is the greatest weapon

Army News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- For many couples, Valentine's Day is more than just a lighthearted holiday and a chance to exchange chocolates and flowers -- it's an opportunity to celebrate the joy and sacrifice that are inherent in enduring love.

DOD, Army help set scene for American heroes in '15:17 to Paris' movie

Army News - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Every year, there are a few blockbuster movies based on true stories of U.S. service members, and the upcoming "15:17 to Paris," directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood, is no exception.

1st Security Force Assistance Brigade holds activation ceremony

Army News - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 12:00am
Fort Benning, Ga. -- The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade held an activation ceremony at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 8, unveiling their unit colors for the first time in history.

Luge Soldier-athletes are ready for the Winter Olympics

Army News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Racing down a frozen track, flat on your back at speeds up to 87 miles an hour, takes mental and physical preparation. Three Soldier-athletes competing in luge are ready to take on that challenge as the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games quickly approach.

Fewer non-deployable Soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

Army News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.

Defense Secretary Mattis urges Congress to provide predictable funding for military

Army News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- While the National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review align with the president's National Security Strategy, no strategy can survive without necessary stable, predictable funding, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in a Capitol Hill hearing yesterday, Feb. 6.

Army developing expeditionary cyber-electromagnetic teams to support tactical commanders

Army News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00am
FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- U.S. Army Cyber Command is deploying Expeditionary Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities Teams to support tactical commanders at National Training Center rotations, and the CEMA operations have tried to replicate real-world operations support through the cyberspace domain.

After more than 30 years of service, paratrooper finds Army still takes him to new heights

Army News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00am
VICENZA, Italy -- It is uncertain what the record is for the time between Army parachute jumps, but Lt. Col. John Hall may hold it at 30 years and six months.

Despite the cold, 10th Mountain Division keeps up the heat in special combat training event

Army News - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Junior and senior officers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Sustainment Brigade teamed up across Fort Drum during the first week of February for the second annual "Muleskinner Avalanche," a orientation event designed to honor unit history and build esprit de corps.