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Family's escape from conflict in El Salvador set stage for life in Army, Soldier says

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:00am
Sgt. 1st Class Miriam Lemus said she often thinks how fortunate she is to be a Soldier and an American.

Steady progress marks success in fight against ISIS, Army official says

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Progress is steady in the fight to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, as Iraqi security forces push ahead to eradicate the enemy from Iraq, said Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. Dillon spoke with Pentagon reporters yesterday during a news briefing live from Baghdad.

US Army, British forces showcase seamless cooperation in Estonian training exercise

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:00am
TAPA TRAINING AREA, Estonia -- Fighting winds from the whirling helicopter blades overhead, U.S. Army Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade hit the ground running during a dry fire exercise alongside the British army's Fire Support Company, 5th Battalion, "The Rifles," 20th Armored Brigade on September 13, 2017 at Tapa Training Area, Estonia.

U.S. Army Aviation Museum showcases helicopter 'that changed the world'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:00am
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The UH-1 Huey was the helicopter that forever changed the world of Army Aviation, and stories of its versatility and significance stem from the conflict that changed how the helicopter was utilized.

Special Forces Soldier identified as casualty in Fort Bragg training incident

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:00am
Staff Sgt. Alexander P. Dalida, 32, of Dunstable, Massachusetts, a Soldier enrolled in the Special Forces Qualification Course at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, died Sept. 14, during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The cause of death is under investigation.

Meet the Army's 'Dungeon Dragons': the first line of defense on the Korean peninsula

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:00am
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- More than four stories below ground, Soldiers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade provide 24/7 real-time surveillance of the tactical ballistic missile threat on the Korean Peninsula. Known as the "Dungeon Dragons," these teams of Soldiers are essential in monitoring, receiving and disseminating information to ensure U.S. ballistic missile defense is prepared to respond to any threats in the Korean theater of operations.

Meet the Army's 'Dungeon Dragons': the first line of defense on the Korean penninsula

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:00am
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- More than four stories below ground, Soldiers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade provide 24/7 real-time surveillance of the tactical ballistic missile threat on the Korean Peninsula. Known as the "Dungeon Dragons," these teams of Soldiers are essential in monitoring, receiving and disseminating information to ensure U.S. ballistic missile defense is prepared to respond to any threats in the Korean theater of operations.

Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers marry while activated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:00am
BEAUMONT, Texas -- Two Soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard exchange vows while on orders for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

Soldiers, first responders hone emergency response skill sets in D.C. exercise

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Soldiers and civilian first responders from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington participated in Capital Shield 2017 at Lorton Youth Detention Center, Lorton, Virginia, and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, from Sept. 7-8.

South Carolina Army National Guard conducts high-water rescues after Irma

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:00am
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina Army National Guard was the command and control cell for part of South Carolina during the recent residual storms caused by Hurricane Irma on Monday. One of the missions of the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade was to provide high-water rescue vehicles as requested by the Emergency Operations Center through the Joint Operations Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:00am
With all of the publicity of autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

Round-robin event kicks off Drill Sergeant of Year competition

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:00am
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- The drill sergeants barked orders. They called cadences and ran drills. But they were not molding civilians into Soldiers or introducing new recruits to their career fields. Instead, they were competing against each other.

Army scientists discover power in urine

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:00am
Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the urine at much higher rate than with ordinary water.

Wisconsin Army National Guard, other Army state units contribute to Irma response

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:00am
MADISON, Wis. -- As the nation marked the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in on Monday, more than 2,500 Wisconsin National Guard troops began loading up into military trucks or aircraft, en route to Florida to assist the ongoing Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Wisconsin National Guard troops will continue leaving for Florida through Thursday. They will remain in the region as long as they are needed.

From pro soccer contracts to Army Officer

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:00am
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- What would you give to serve your country? Would you turn down an opportunity to play a professional sport? Though soccer has always been a large part 1st Lt. Anthony Uriarte's life, he declined multiple professional soccer contracts to follow his calling of being an officer in the United States Army.

Pushed to new heights for a fallen comrade

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:00am
EL PASO, Texas -- An event that tests its competitors' strength, endurance, and sheer will, proves for the fourth year in a row why it takes an elite group of service members to stand any chance of winning. Fittingly, the annual event was created in honor of an elite Soldier, fallen El Paso hometown hero, Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group.

Restoring the bay: Army Engineers build reefs on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:00am
TALBOT COUNTY, Md. -- Sandwiched between two peninsulas on Maryland's Eastern Shore where rural and open lands contrast the urbanization across the bay, the Army Corps of Engineers has built possibly the world's largest oyster sanctuary at Harris Creek.

Vanguard Battalion demonstrates airborne capabilities in Africa and Europe

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:00am
BIZERTE, Tunisia -- "Six minutes!" The C-130J Super Hercules' walls echo the roar from the Tunisian Jumpmasters.

Fort Leonard Wood to host Army's 2017 drill sergeant competition this week

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:00am
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Since 1969, Fort Leonard Wood has claimed the Army's Drill Sergeant of the Year title 15 times, and on occasion three and five years consecutively. Last year, the post also claimed the Army's Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year title. This year it will serve as the installation of choice to host the 2017 Army competition for both the Drill Sergeant of the Year and Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year.

DOD continues coordinated Hurricane Irma response efforts

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department has naval, air and ground assets ready to initiate response operations in Florida today and will continue Hurricane Irma response operations throughout the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico region, DOD spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said today in a statement.

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