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Soldier lethality, mobile networks key for Army future readiness, chief of staff says

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Readiness in the short term is not good enough, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast here, Jan. 17.

New battery technology saves Soldiers time, money on the battlefield

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00am
CERDEC's partnerships across government, industry and academia continue to produce state-of the-art battery chemistries to power Army, Navy, Air Force and space platforms.

First to go: Green Berets remember earliest mission in Afghanistan (part 3)

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The movie "12 Strong" arrives in theaters this Friday, and tells the harrowing story of the first U.S. special forces mission in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The following is the third part of an Army.mil exclusive three-part feature recounts the events of the Green Berets' first mission in Afghanistan, as they sought to destroy the Taliban regime and deny Al-Qaida sanctuary in that country.

First to go: Green Berets remember earliest mission in Afghanistan (part 1)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The movie "12 Strong" arrives in theaters this Friday, and tells the harrowing story of the first U.S. special forces mission in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The following Army.mil exclusive three-part feature recounts the events of the Green Berets' first mission in Afghanistan, as they sought to destroy the Taliban regime and deny Al-Qaida sanctuary in that country.

1st SFAB combat advisor teams train for upcoming Afghanistan deployment

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:00am
FORT POLK, La. -- The convoy of American Soldiers and their Afghan counterparts came to a sudden halt as a group of Afghan villagers crowded the road. With raised voices, the villagers claimed that U.S. forces had attacked their livestock, and vehemently stated that they would not let the convoy pass until they received compensation for their damaged property.

Javelin weapon training helps Soldiers "do what we do best" in support of NATO

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:00am
ZAGAN, Poland -- Using advanced virtual reality technology, Soldiers with the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division completed training on the Javelin Weapon System in Swietoszow, Poland, Jan. 11, 2018 in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Army takes the lead in virtual health technology with opening of new Texas facility

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Army Medicine bolstered its virtual health initiative by launching the Army Virtual Medical Center at Brooke Army Medical Center Jan. 4.

Army National Guard Soldiers bring years of humanitarian experience to Puerto Rico mission

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Many of the Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard's 285th Medical Company (Area Support) currently serving in Puerto Rico have been deployed to places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo.

Army task force fights Boko Haram, terrorism in Cameroon with youth outreach

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:00am
GAROUA, Cameroon -- In Task Force Darby's efforts to support the Cameroonian military's fight against the violent extremist organization Boko Haram, other humanitarian opportunities often present themselves.

Army intensifying Stinger air missile training as part of new strategic initiatives

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS, Germany -- For the first time in nearly 15 years, 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Readiness Center will soon begin observing, coaching and training Soldiers using the FIM-92 Stinger Man-Portable, Air Defense Missile System during future exercises. In preparation for this, approximately 50 Observer Coach/Trainers, known as OC/Ts, attended their own training on the Stinger system at the Hohenfels Training Area, Jan. 10.

Department of the Army announces upcoming deployment of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:00am
The Army announced today a spring 2018 deployment of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, to provide training and advising assistance to Afghan National Security Forces.

Army pushing to get Secure Wi-Fi on battlefield to gain strategic edge over enemies

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:00am
FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- In support of on-going efforts to make command posts more resilient, mobile and survivable, the Army is pushing to get Secure Wi-Fi to the field to help gain an operational edge against potential peer and near-peer adversaries.

Colorado Soldiers hailed as local heroes after saving crash victim from burning car

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:00am
FORT CARSON, Colorado - On September 3rd, 2017, two Soldiers were working as volunteers and representatives for the "No DUI Program" coordinated by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) and received a call asking for a ride home.

Department of the Army announces upcoming 10th Mountain Division deployment

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2018 deployment of the 10th Mountain Division Headquarters, stationed at Fort Drum, New York, to Iraq.

Department of the Army announces upcoming 101st Airborne Division deployment

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2018 deployment of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Afghanistan.

Department of the Army announces upcoming 1st Cavalry Division deployment

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the summer 2018 deployment of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, to Europe.

Department of the Army announces upcoming 3rd Infantry Division deployment

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2018 deployment of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, to the Republic of Korea.

'Ghost Brigade' Soldiers push through grueling testing to earn World War II-era badge

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Through the darkness, the Soldiers pushed forward toward their objective. Sweat was dripping off the chins of some, hitting the ground as each mile passed. Their rucksacks seemed heavier with each passing step, their helmets weighing down like lead covers on their heads. They had to complete a full 12 miles before their trek was done. Once they reached their destination, there was one more task at hand: each Soldier had to treat a simulated casualty and carry him out on a litter.

Luge athlete Sgt. Emily Sweeney perseveres through heartache, injury to compete in 2018 Olympics

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00am
LAKE PLACID, New York -- Whether she'd posted a personal-best time, or suffered a collision on the track, Emily Sweeney would flash her trademark smile to fans, media, or anyone who watched her compete. Even when sliding during frigid winter storms in challenging conditions, the New York National Guard Soldier kept smiling.

President Trump signs order to improve mental health care for transitioning veterans

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed today.

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