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The U.S. Army Concert Band "Love and Light"

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 4:13pm
Anchored by Paul Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat, written in 1951 specifically for "Pershing's Own" at the request of Lt. Col. Hugh Curry, the program

Oklahoma Army Guardsman saves woman from fire

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:00am
Oklahoma Army National Guardsman Sgt. Darren Watkins, a Soldier with the 2120th Engineer Battalion, 90th Troop Command, Oklahoma Army National Guard, exhibited the Army Values when he selflessly saved the life of an elderly woman and her four dogs from a house fire in Wagoner County, Feb. 29.

Army offering bonuses for new infantry recruits

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army is seeking qualified individuals to serve in the infantry and is offering signing bonuses up to $15,000 or student loan repayment up to $65,000, depending on the length of the term of service and the training ship date.

DFMWR’s Michael Napsey awarded Fort McCoy's Garrison Employee of the Month for February 2020

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:00pm
Michael S. Napsey with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) was awarded the Fort McCoy Garrison Civilian Employee of the...

Retired general receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:00am
A former four-star general who served as the Army's vice chief of staff was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony Tuesday at the White House.

Exercise Defender-Europe 20 update

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:00am
After careful review of the ongoing Defender-Europe 20 exercise activities and in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak, we will modify the exercise by reducing the number of U.S. participants.

New Jersey's top recruiter finds inspiration in art

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:00am
New Jersey Army National Guard Sgt. Stephanie Hoang grew up as the tomboy of her family, she says, surrounded by male family members who talked about joining the Army. In 2011, as a freshman in college, she saw the free education benefits the New Jersey Guard offers, and decided to join.

U.S. Army celebrates women's contributions and service

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:00am
As the nation celebrates Women's History Month, the U.S. Army extends its gratitude to the women who have served, and continue to serve, in its ranks. Women have played vital roles in the U.S. Army since the Revolutionary War, and today's women -- Soldiers, veterans, family members and civilian employees -- are critical members of the Army team.

Military doing better today than 4 years ago, Norquist says

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 12:00am
The U.S. military is doing better today than it was four years ago based on several metrics, Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist said.

Soldier-centered approach helping lead ground modernization efforts

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:00am
Nearly two years into its largest modernization overhaul in four decades, the Army looks to continue its momentum of developing new ground systems centered on input from Soldiers. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee's tactical air and land forces subcommittee, the Army's acquisition chief told lawmakers Thursday that adequate funding is needed to build on those efforts.

Army budgets target transformational change

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:00am
In February, the force released its "Fiscal Year 2019-2021 Accomplishments and Investment Plan" shortly after announcement of the Army's FY21 budget request. The FY19-21 plan outlines how the Army is targeting its top priorities of readiness, modernization and reform, all while emphasizing the significance of people -- "the Army's greatest strength."

Army looks to leverage 'low Earth orbit' satellites

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 12:00am
Constellations of small satellites orbiting close to Earth may provide faster communications and be less vulnerable than traditional geosynchronous satellites, defense officials said Thursday.

Survivors find easier access to Army installations

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:00am
Certain Gold Star and next-of-kin survivors are expected to find it easier to visit Army installations since a new process went into effect in January.

DOD official says there's progress on privatized housing improvements

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:00am
Providing quality housing to families is the Defense Department's highest priority, a DOD official said Friday.

Army Reserve mobile app to keep Soldiers connected to units

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:00am
The Army Reserve's mobile application, the Double Eagle, is now being developed by the 75th Innovation Command, lawmakers were told last Tuesday.

Top SMDC officer uses drone-zapping lasers, says missile defense remains top focus

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 12:00am
With less than 90 days into the job, the Army's senior air defender has already taken on multiple tasks as the battlefield beyond Earth is increasingly filled with new threats.

Researchers imagine devices without cords or batteries

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:00am
Imagine if you could wrap a small, thin piece of transparent material around any surface and it would charge electronic devices such as your phone or laptop. Thanks to Army researchers, this idea could be a reality for future warfighters in combat.

COVID-19: Army stands ready

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 12:00am
The Army is taking the necessary steps to combat the spread of COVID-19, all while simultaneously implementing measures to treat personnel impacted by the disease, the Army's top medical officer said Thursday.

SMA: Empowered junior NCOs crucial to increasing lethality

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:00am
Junior non-commissioned officers know the pulse of their squads. They're at the ground level, they interact daily with their Soldiers and set the tone, the Army's top enlisted leader said. To empower them, they need to be allowed to make and learn from their mistakes -- as long as they're not illegal, immoral or unethical -- when deciding what's best for their Soldiers.

Hypersonic tests, modernization top Army budget request

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:00am
The Army will test-fire multiple land-based hypersonic missiles later this year, said Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, as leaders zero in on their 2023 goal to deliver high-speed munitions that "fly further, hit their targets, and increase reach and lethality" to the joint fight.

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