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3D printing technology enhancing logistics for Army

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00am
As 3D printing increases both in the field and at depots, the Army's Center of Excellence for Additive and Advanced Manufacturing is slated to reach initial operating capability this year at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

Secretary of the Army views industrial base operations

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00am
Dr. Mark T. Esper, the Secretary of the Army, toured Anniston Army Depot and Red River Army Depot Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.

Army needs entrepreneurs, says under secretary

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00am
The military needs innovative ideas from small businesses and entrepreneurs now more than ever, said Under Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy.

Army leadership meets with privatized housing partner CEOs

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:00am
Senior executives from seven companies that manage privatized housing on U.S. Army installations met with Army Secretary Dr. Mark Esper; General Mark Milley, Army Chief of Staff; and Daniel Dailey, Sergeant Major of the Army, the Army's top-three senior leaders, at the Pentagon to discuss ways to fix immediate problems and deficiencies in military housing.

Former Paralympic Soldier is not throwing away his shot

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00am
As he adjusted to his new normal, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class (Retired) Josh Olson turned to adaptive sports to stay active and ultimately stay in the fight.

Military members pay tribute to Marvel comic book legend, Army veteran in Hollywood

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:00am
As a child, Maj. Scotty Autin loved reading Marvel comic books. One of his favorite characters was Gambit, a fictional quick-handed, card-playing thief from New Orleans. "Considering I'm from Louisiana, I was always drawn to Gambit," said Autin, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District. "I read all the comics that featured him and watched the X-Men animated series just to see him. I remember as a 10-year-old, I would practice throwing playing cards just to be like him." So when Autin was invited to participate in "Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible and Uncanny Life of Stan Lee" Jan. 30 at The Creative Life, or TCL, Chinese Theatre, formerly known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood, it was an offer he couldn't refuse.

Journey continues for handler injured during deployment

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00am
Soldiers from the 91st Military Police Battalion welcomed home two of their own when Spc. Alec Alcoser and his military working dog Alex were met with cheers and applause Feb. 12 at Fort Drum. Alcoser and Alex were assigned to 8th Military Police Detachment, 91st MP Battalion, 16th MP Brigade, when they deployed to Afghanistan and were severely injured in a suicide bombing last August during a foot patrol outside Bagram Airfield.

Ferrari links today's defense management decisions to future modernization

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00am
Decisions have serious consequences at the strategic level, said the director of the Army's Program Analysis and Evaluation Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G8. That's why the educational investment in Army War College students prepares them to understand, think critically, and solve problems in managing the Army's priorities of manpower, readiness, and modernization.

Army's engineer dive school poses rare challenge for Soldiers

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00am
In the thick heat of a Missouri summer, the number of Army Engineer Dive School dropouts rises faster than the steamy temperature. "Does anyone want to DOR (drop out on request)?" said Staff Sgt. Andrew Holdner, as Soldiers in soaked combat uniforms push through the pool's waters in the early hours of a muggy July morning. Holdner, a diving cadre instructor, looks over at the Soldiers struggling in the pool.

Special Operations leaders testify before Senate on SOF global posture

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00am
Calling the breadth and capability of the U.S. Special Operations Forces "astonishing," the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict discussed the global posture of the nation's special operations enterprise during a hearing today on Capitol Hill.

Hell Fighters receive heroes' welcome 100 years ago in New York

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00am
It's African-American History Month and a fitting time to recall the black Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 15th Infantry Regiment, who never got a parade when they left for World War I in 1917.

Soldiers train with new chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective equipment

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00am
In the Army, readiness is the No. 1 priority. Soldiers train vigorously to always be ready to deploy in support of the nation's defense. While training efforts focus on weapons proficiency and physical readiness, one critical task is sometimes overlooked, but it's something that can quite possibly save a life.

Rapping recruiters 'giving all' to share their Army story

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00am
U.S. Army Recruiting Command dropped its newest music video "Giving All I Got," beckoning all potential recruits to step up and help strengthen the Army team. Sgts. 1st Class Arlondo Sutton and Jason Brenner Locke, who are assigned to the Atlanta and Houston recruiting battalions, respectively, wrote and produced the new single.

Army fields new handgun system to military police

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

Cars towed, stored, sold by Auto Skills Center staff

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00am
Fort Riley's Automotive Skills Center staff, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, offer towing services in and around the Fort Riley area five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday.

Army senior leaders meet with Fort Meade residents, Soldiers and housing staff

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army's top-three senior leaders traveled to Fort Meade to speak with Soldiers, their families, leaders at Fort Meade and the private company that manages housing on the installation.

US gives lift to French forces

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00am
It's almost midnight. A 23-year-old American Soldier navigates the red and white lights blinking down on the flight line. He approaches the plane's tailgate and makes a beeline to his French counterpart. She nods at his arrival and reaches for her clipboard.

US Army statement on military housing

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00am
Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army statement on military housing and the Army's commitment to providing a safe and secure environment on Army installations.

Army modernizing electronic warfare capabilities

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:00am
Iron Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division teamed up with the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division to train using new electronic warfare (EW) equipment and techniques at Fort Bliss, Texas, in December.

Army may use nutritionists, sports trainers to boost readiness

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00am
The Army may soon place nutritionists, physical therapists and sports trainers at the unit level to improve individual readiness, said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper.