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New Ordnance Crucible competition tests Soldier training

Army News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00am
FORT LEE, Va. -- Featuring three weeklong competitions with mentally and physically demanding fitness tests and field evaluations, the inaugural U.S. Army Ordnance Crucible challenge concluded Sept. 15. Organizers are heralding its success as a "hallmark demonstration of pride and professionalism within the Ordnance Corps and Army Sustainment communities."

Army National Guard plays vital role in massive state drug bust

Army News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00am
JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi National Guard played a vital role in what has been called the largest marijuana bust in recent memory by Mississippi state law enforcement officers. In August, the MSNG Counterdrug Program assisted state agencies in the location and seizure of more than 20,000 marijuana plants with a street value exceeding $23 million in Jefferson Davis County.

From Kuwait to Cairo: Army cavalry troops strengthen partnerships during Egyptian exercise

Army News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00am
MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt -- Across a vast landscape speckled with shrubbery, two armies met on a battlefield intent on defeating a common adversary. From planning and coordination all the way through to execution and battle tracking, U.S. and Egyptian forces collaborated during Exercise Bright Star 2017 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt from Sept. 10 through 20.

Thunder in the sky: Soldiers demonstrate power and lethality in field artillery exercise

Army News - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00am
ORO GRANDE RANGE, N.M. -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 1st Armored Division, loaded their artillery onto Chinooks from the 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade and conducted live-fire two gun raid exercises and gunline qualifications Sept. 19-22 at Oro Grande Range Complex, New Mexico.

Task Force Wraith Soldiers conduct joint training with four-legged troops

Army News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Wraith conducted joint tactical training with the U.S. Marines from Area Support Group - Kuwait's Directorate of Emergency Services at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in early September. This event afforded 29th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers an opportunity to work with U.S. Marines and their nine military working dogs and improve capabilities between the two services.

Oregon Army National Guard aviators douse wildfires across the state

Army News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:00am
SALEM, Ore. - Army National Guard Soldiers of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, conduct helicopter bucket water drops using CH-47F Chinook helicopters in support of fire suppression efforts across the state.

Army National Guard ready for relief efforts after Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico

Army News - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:00am
ARLINGTON, Va. -- National Guard troops and members of federal agencies throughout the Caribbean region are ready to respond after Hurricane Maria made landfall yesterday in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, with winds of 150 mph, weather officials said.

Grilling Guardsmen compete in culinary competition

Army News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:00am
PEMBROKE, N.H. -- A cornucopia of military and civilian culinary talent gathered around grills and in classrooms to learn, compete and swap recipes during the New Hampshire National Guard's second annual food service training exercise Sept. 11-15 at the Edward Cross Training Center in Pembroke, New Hampshire.

New gaming system to help Soldiers test virtual versions of gear, provide valuable feedback

Army News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:00am
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army is rolling out a gaming system, Operation Overmatch, that Soldiers can use to test virtual versions of gear and operation concepts that could be implemented in the future.

Army helping restore wetlands habitat on Chesapeake's Poplar Island

Army News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:00am
POPLAR ISLAND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District is leading an interagency project to help restore the ecosystem at Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island is a $1.4-billion sustainability project to provide habitat for diamondback terrapins, over 160 bird species, crabs, rockfish and killifish, all native to the area.

Army to prioritize top equipment programs in service-wide review

Army News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:00am
Over the next several months, some 820 equipment programs -- including combat vehicles, aircraft, and even gear worn or carried by Soldiers -- are expected to be rank ordered by their importance to the Army's warfighting mission, as a way to determine if the Army is spending its limited resources in the best ways possible.

Army, sister services ready to respond as Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Army News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- U.S. service members with Joint Task Force Leeward Islands moved their aircraft from San Juan to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, on Monday so they can continue their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission once Hurricane Maria passes.

Riding out the storm: Soldier returns to aid Florida 25 years after losing his home to a hurricane

Army News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00am
LAKELAND, Fla.-- Staff Sgt. Vincent Dupree was a 22-year-old security guard at the Miami's Cutler Ridge Mall when Hurricane Andrew roared through south Florida in 1992.

Army, South Pacific partners prepare effective responses to natural disasters

Army News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00am
NOUMEA, New Caledonia -- With its stately pine trees and sparkling blue waters, the South Pacific island and French territory of New Caledonia evokes the aura of a hidden paradise for beachgoers and snorkelers. For the members of the U.S. Army Reserve's 9th Mission Support Command, however, their time on New Caledonia was spent hunkered down in conference rooms, working with NATO allies and other partner nations to coordinate responses to a hypothetical natural disaster during Exercise Equateur 2017.

First-ever Desert Observer exercise enhances historic partnership between US Army, Kuwait

Army News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and Kuwaiti military forces conducted the first-ever Desert Observer exercise near Udairi Range in northern Kuwait on Sept. 13.

Breach exposes 143 million; tips for Soldiers, families to protect against identity theft

Army News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Equifax recently reported a data breach that exposed 143 million consumers' sensitive personal information. Here is what you need to know about the breach and how you can best protect yourself.

Gray PT uniform disappearing from formations as wear-out deadline looms

Army News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Just five months ago, about half of the Soldiers participating in organized physical fitness training here were seen wearing the grey Improved Physical Fitness Uniform.

On his home turf, Soldier wins grueling contest to become 2017 Drill Sergeant of the Year

Army News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00am
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- For hours he had walked alone in darkness, navigating his way through the uneven terrain of the Ozark wilderness. Before dawn, on a crisp late summer morning, Staff Sgt. Chad Hickey and 15 Drill Sergeant of the Year competitors had completed combat readiness exercises, performed drills and marched along rocky trails at the western edge of the Mark Twain National Forest.

With six events, new Army Combat Readiness Test aims to replace APFT, cut injuries

Army News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00am
About 120 Fort Lee Soldiers had one of the first looks at the Army Combat Readiness Test Wednesday and Thursday, which gauges Soldiers on five components of physical fitness -- muscular and aerobic endurance, muscular strength, speed/agility and explosive power. Since 1980, the current Army Physical Fitness Test has only measured the first two components.

2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepares for the future of electronic warfare

Army News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00am
DILLINGHAM AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- As Soldiers move across the battlefield, under the cover of night, the enemy may be capturing their physical location. Compromised information could end their mission and endanger their lives. Are they safe? Who can commanders rely on to prevent enemy technology from detecting them?

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