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Army general: Success in defeating ISIS lies in working with coalition partners, allies

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- In the U.S.-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the center of gravity remains the coalition network of allies and partner nations, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters yesterday.

Counter-IED: Defeating the unseen

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Improvised Explosive Device, or IED, is a well-known threat to service members operating in potentially hostile environments like Afghanistan and Iraq.

MEDEVAC 101: Army Reserve Soldiers train on the fly

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00am
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Standing in a desolate field, Spc. Ron Smith of the U.S. Army Reserve's 175th Maintenance Company based out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, watched with anticipation as two HH-60M MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopters came to a landing spot just a few hundred feet away.

Medal of Honor recipient McCloughan returns to his Army roots at Fort Knox

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00am
FORT KNOX, Ky. -- In September 1968, when Jim McCloughan passed by the iconic mustard yellow sign at Fort Knox that greeted all young recruits with a "Welcome to the United States Army," he was beginning an Army journey that would eventually lead him to the fighting in Vietnam.

Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars 'to ensure we can fight and win'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- "We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and director of the Army Acquisition Corps, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, July 18.

Army, coalition medical training saves Iraqi lives after gas tank explosion

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00am
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Army Sgt. Kyle Nusbaum was teaching combat lifesaving skills to a class of Iraqi Federal Police recruits when their classroom skills actually enabled them to save lives.

DOD announces policy change on transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.

Army announces Austin as the home of new Army Futures Command

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army announced today that, after a months-long review of potential sites, its new Futures Command will be headquartered in Austin, Texas.

West Point promotes STEM learning in South Africa

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:00am
MUIZENBERG, South Africa -- Representatives of the U.S. Military Academy promoted science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning to 70 gifted students here June 25 in partnership with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

DOD personnel assist in Thai cave rescue operations to save stranded boys, soccer coach

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Defense Department personnel continue to assist in the rescue operations in Thailand to evacuate the remaining four boys and their coach from a flooded cave system, the director of defense press operations said today.

Haiti native finds success in Connecticut National Guard

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:00am
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Army Warrant Officer Roberto Pauleus spoke two languages, but neither were English.

Australian, US forces team up for Exercise Hamel

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00am
ROCKHAMPTON, Australia -- On the 100th anniversary of WWI's Battle of Hamel, when U.S. and Australian forces first fought side by side against German forces in Le Hamel, France, the longtime partners once again joined forces, this time for Exercise Hamel at Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area in central Queensland, Australia, from June 18--July 1.

Female Soldier blazes trail as combat engineer

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00am
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. -- Army Spc. Arshia Gill is one of the many new female Soldiers stepping into combat military occupational specialties previously closed to women.

Close to the DMZ, Soldiers focus on functional fitness, readiness

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:00am
As the Army pushes toward new physical training standards, a small group of Soldiers who perform garrison roles at this remote post near the demilitarized zone, where there has been an emerging outlook on peace, is already looking to surpass them.

First combat training capability enhances associated units pilot, joint relationships

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:00am
Approximately 3,500 Soldiers from the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. National Guard and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) partnered together to complete their first eXportable Combat Training Capability, or XCTC, rotation to coincide with the Army's directive two-week long joint pilot training program, known as the Associated Units Program, at Fort Drum, New York, June 6 to 19.

US, Australian Service Members Mark 100 Years of 'Mateship'

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:00am
Being a "mate" in Australia has a whole different connotation than in the United States.

Soldiers collaborate to strengthen train, advise and assist mission

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 12:00am
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - There are three components that encompass the U.S. Army; active duty, Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard. Each component is different from the other in regards to training, deployments and overall daily routine.

Iraqi, US guns bring steel rain to ISIS

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:00am
Iraqi Security Forces, alongside troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Brave Rifles" and Marines and sailors from other units of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, arrived weeks ago to establish the temporary fire support base.

OPAT reducing trainee attrition, avoiding millions in wasted training dollars, officials say

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:00am
Fewer Army recruits are now dropping out of initial military training, preventing the Army from wasting millions in training dollars, said the Army's senior enlisted advisor.

Soldiers forging international friendships through soccer

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00am
The U.S. and El Salvador never made it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia this year. And while Peru was able to beat Australia, they didn't advance to the knockout stage at the games. But none of that dampened enthusiasm for a soccer game here, June 27, between those three nations' soldiers and local high school kids.

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