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Army announces Expert Soldier Badge

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00am
In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge today, called the Expert Soldier Badge.

DOD wants resident input on Housing Bill of Rights

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00am
Development of a bill of rights for those living in privatized Defense Department housing is underway, and DOD is seeking the input of residents, the assistant defense secretary for sustainment announced in a memo.

Finding a sense of belonging in the National Guard

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:00am
When Spc. Samuel Alvarez was just 5 years old, his mother was deported and he was moved from his birthplace of Tulsa to his family's hometown in Guatemala. He returned to the U.S. at 16 and had to leave the majority of his family behind. He has only been able to see them once since then when he was gifted a plane ticket for his high school graduation from his sister-in-law.

As Army turns 244 years old, lessons of D-Day still relevant today

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:00am
A cake-cutting ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday officially kicked off events for the Army's 244th birthday, and there Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said the sacrifices of D-Day should not be forgotten.

Army making improvements to Family Readiness Groups

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:00am
The Army recently made some of the most significant changes to Family Readiness Groups since their creation following the first Gulf War.

1st SFAB Soldiers hone close combat skills on Army's newest virtual trainer

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:00am
A combat advisor team from the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade was the first unit of its type to train for an upcoming deployment using one of the Army's recently-fielded virtual trainers at Fort Benning, Ga.

Idaho doctor continues to serve his state and country

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:00am
Col. Andrew Thayne joined the U.S. Army after college to pay for medical school. He joined the Idaho Army National Guard almost two decades later because he missed the camaraderie he found serving in the military. "To me, the National Guard is the best of both worlds," Thayne said. "One weekend a month, I put my uniform on and do the things I've been training to do for 24 years."

Army lengthens tours for Soldiers in Europe, Japan

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:00am
The Army is adding a year to overseas tours for some Soldiers heading to Europe and Japan, as part of an effort to boost readiness and reduce moves.

CSM Michael Grinston selected as 16th Sergeant Major of the Army

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, announced today Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston will assume responsibilities as the 16th sergeant major of the Army (SMA).

Amid devastation, Oklahoma resident opens heart and home to Guardsmen

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, a man named Bob and the Soldiers of Headquarters Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment had never met. They would have never met. They would have continued being perfect strangers and never knowing of the other's existence. But due to torrential rainfall and catastrophic natural disasters occurring across Oklahoma and the surrounding states, Bob and these Guardsmen were soon to meet.

Minnesota Guard partners with Kuwaiti counterparts for exercise

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:00am
Kuwait Special Forces soldiers, armed with automatic weapons, quickly navigate four-tactical vehicles through the compound and come to a screeching halt at strategic locations in the vicinity of their objective. Immediately, the soldiers dismount their vehicle and secure the area and wait for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team not far behind.

35 Years, 15 Ranks: Signal Corps officer pins on first star

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:00am
Since joining the Army in 1983, Col. Jeth Rey, director of operations, G-3, with Army Cyber Command, has been committed to one core philosophy: "The Army's most important resource is its people." For it was the people in Rey's life -- his Family, friends, and mentors -- that led to his successful career.

Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis posthumously receives the Distinguished Service Cross

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:00am
Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, a 10th Mountain Soldier who gave his life shielding Polish Army Lieutenant Karol Cierpica from a suicide bomber while deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James McConville, during a ceremony on Staten Island, N.Y. June 8.

Army accelerates delivery of directed energy, hypersonic weapon prototypes

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:00am
The Army is accelerating its efforts to field a directed-energy prototype system by fiscal year 2022, and hypersonic weapon prototype by fiscal 2023.

So you want to be an SFAB Advisor? Here's how ...

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:00am
Soldiers who believe they have what it takes to join one of the six Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs) must first pass the 3-day Security Force Assistance Command Assessment and Selection Course that's designed to ensure they meet the standards of a SFAB Advisor.

Ensuring Readiness for Strategic Support: Strategic Power Projection

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:00am
The Army's ability to fight anywhere and at any time doesn't happen by chance. It is the result of reliable, agile and responsive logistics and sustainment capabilities, including Strategic Power Projection. ()

Army recruiter receives Distinguished Service Cross

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00am
DETROIT - Life flipped upside down for Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Waters on July 30, 2008, when an improvised explosive device caused massive damage to his vehicle in Afghanistan, leaving him and his fellow Soldiers injured and unconscious.

GIs remember D-Day, 75 years later

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00am
As the sun rose on Utah Beach June 6, 1944, fire rained down from shore, recalled then-Cpl. Herman Zeitchik.

Identical Twins Share Deployment Together

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:00am
Identical twin brothers, Spc. Joseph and Pvt. Matthew Maurino, are currently deployed together to Qatar with the New Jersey Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment and serving as the security forces element for Area Support Group-Qatar.

Total force approach increases munitions readiness

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00am
Moving ammunition is a crucial part of the Joint Munitions Command's mission. The Army Reserve and the Army National Guard Soldiers need training opportunities. As part of Total Force Policy, those two goals are combined into partnership training opportunities that build Soldier and unit readiness.

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