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US, Slovenian Army conduct live fire base defense training

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00am
POSTONJA, Slovenia - To fight a modern war takes more than infantry, artillery, reconnaissance and engineers. Even a highly deployable fighting force like the 173rd Airborne Brigade has to get to the battle and be sustained in the fight. This means having riggers to pack the parachutes and rig the equipment to be dropped, mechanics to keep the vehicles in top condition, and fuelers to keep those vehicles running, or even the "water dogs" to purify thousands of gallons of water a day to keep the paratroopers fighting.

Irish Soldiers bloodied, battle tested in trenches of WWI for St. Patrick's Day 1918

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00am
March 7, 1918 was the day the New York National Guardsmen of the 69th Infantry Regiment, New York City's "Fighting 69th," experienced their first major combat loss. A German artillery barrage landed directly on a dugout position of the regiment's 2nd Battalion, killing 21 Soldiers and launching a frantic rescue effort to recover survivors buried 40 feet below ground.

Arlington National Cemetery seeks changes to burial eligibility criteria to ensure future space

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Arlington National Cemetery will reach full capacity by the early 2040's if changes aren't implemented soon, according to the Army National Military Cemeteries executive director.

Army scientists develop pizza MREs, slated for assembly March 2018

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00am
NATICK, Mass. -- It's ready, set, dough for the Meals, Ready-to-Eat pizza. Scientists in the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have overcome the obstacles inherent in creating and producing a shelf-stable pizza to be included in the MRE.

Defeat of ISIS 'within our grasp,' CENTCOM commander says

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The United States and its partners have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains endure, the commander of U.S. Central Command said Tuesday.

Army Secretary Esper: Budget flexibility, Congress' support can help Army modernize

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:00am
The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

EUCOM commander: Russia, terrorism top threats in region

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The United States and NATO are working together to counter the biggest threats to European security -- violent extremism and Russian destabilization efforts, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the commander of U.S. European Command, said here March 8.

How a 'rock-star' Soldier uses her skills to help other Soldiers maintain their readiness

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS, Germany -- Army Sgt. Isabel Giron is the consummate, professional, modern-day Soldier, doing what she does best -- helping other Soldiers.

The Simulation Training Center: Contributing to Army readiness

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:00am
A collection of organizations located in the Simulation Training Center at Fort Lee provides training and simulation tools that improve sustainment unit readiness.

JMRC prepares units for Kosovo mission

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS, Germany (March 8, 2018) -- Observer-Coach/Trainers (O-C/T's) from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) trained Soldiers from the California Army National Guard's 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participating in a mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) for an impending mission in Kosovo at Hohenfels Training Area, Feb. 18 -- March 12.

Purple Heart awarded to World War II veteran 74 years later

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:00am
FORT STEWART, Ga. -- On April 11, 1944, the "Kansas City Kitty", a B-24 Liberator bomber assigned to the 566th Bombardment Squadron of the 8th Army Air Force out of Hethel, England, was shot down by enemy aircraft over Germany during World War II.

Defying the odds: Soldier goes from humble beginnings to Miss Maine USA, national advocate

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:00am
PORTLAND, Maine -- Sgt. Marina Gray, a petroleum supply specialist with the Maine Army National Guard, earned the title of Miss Maine USA on November 26, 2017. Gray will go on to compete at the national level Miss USA pageant this summer for a chance to represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant.

Seizing the day: Army Guardsmen enhance their urban terrain combat skills in complex exercise

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:00am
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Utah National Guard's Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery Regiment had an opportunity to get out from behind their cannons and prove themselves on other tasks during a complex training exercise near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 28, 2018.

3-43 Air Defense Artillery Battalion provides cover for the missions ahead during Roving Sands

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:00am
Fort Bliss, Texas -- As Exercise Roving Sands 18 continues, Delta Battery, 3-43 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, are in place and ready to provide coverage at their area of operation. The Soldiers continue to work and train hard, preparing themselves for the missions ahead.

2018 Gerber Baby comes from Army National Guard family

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:00am
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Jason A. Warren, an aircraft powertrain repairer with the Marietta, Ga., based Company D, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment and his wife, Cortney garnered national media attention Feb. 9, when their son Lucas was named the 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby.

CENTCOM undertaking realignment to meet, defeat future threats

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Based on military progress in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, U.S. Central Command is undertaking an operational alignment and rebalancing effort to achieve three specific goals, Centcom commander, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told the House Armed Services Committee today.

From military to civil service deployments, these Army brothers stick together

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Going to college, getting a degree and then finding a lucrative job is a dream for a lot of Americans -- and it is something one can also make happen in the military. Just ask the Scherzberg brothers.

Under Secretary of the Army McCarthy shares leadership lessons with officers at Fort Leavenworth

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:00am
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Under Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy and Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran spoke to students of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College during a visit to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Wednesday, Feb. 21. McCarthy's visit was a part of a larger trip, which included briefings from other U.S. Army Combined Arms Center organizations and initiatives.

Readiness enhanced with Army National Guard 4.0 initiative

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:00am
The Army National Guard has undergone a shift in its training approach and many Army Guard Soldiers in certain critical units have seen an increase in yearly training days and requirements.

US Soldiers, European battle group pounce on successful training in Exercise Puma

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:00am
BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland -- In the below-freezing morning hours, elements of the Battle Group Poland loaded up for the upcoming Exercise Puma, which aimed to test the broader capabilities of this multinational organization over the next four days.