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For Army's highest-ranking Muslim chaplain, his calling came after years of turmoil

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Shortly after converting to Islam, then-Sgt. Khallid Shabazz struggled to find his way, as his devout Lutheran family and fellow Soldiers questioned his move.

Army testing more effective ghillie suits

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:00am
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Army is looking for an improved ghillie suit to replace the flame-resistant, camouflage suit now worn by snipers to keep them from being seen by the enemy.

President awards Medal of Honor to Green Beret medic

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II at a ceremony Monday, for his heroic actions during an operation in Shok Valley, Afghanistan.

Modernizing the Army's OPFOR program to become a near-peer sparring partner

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. -- While the United States fought conflicts and insurgencies in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa over the last seventeen years, potential adversaries were studying U.S. operations and developing sophisticated weapons, munitions, and disruptive technologies. U.S. forces must anticipate that adversaries will employ these increasingly advanced systems, some approaching or even surpassing U.S. capabilities, while also proliferating them to their allies and proxies around the globe.

How the Army plans to modernize its OPFOR program

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. -- While the United States fought conflicts and insurgencies in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa over the last seventeen years, potential adversaries were studying U.S. operations and developing sophisticated weapons, munitions, and disruptive technologies. U.S. forces must anticipate that adversaries will employ these increasingly advanced systems, some approaching or even surpassing U.S. capabilities, while also proliferating them to their allies and proxies around the globe.

Shok Valley medic to receive Medal of Honor

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:00am
The White House announced today that Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer went above and beyond the call of duty April 6, 2008, while assigned to Special Operations Task Force -- 33 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He will receive the highest military award for valor at a White House ceremony Oct. 1.

Army announces conversion of two brigade combat teams

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:00am
Today the U.S. Army announced that the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Armored Division (1/1 AD) stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, will convert from a Stryker brigade combat team (SBCT) to an armored brigade combat team (ABCT); and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division (2/4 ID) stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, will convert from an infantry brigade combat team (IBCT) to an SBCT.

First female 'Sky Soldier' from 173rd Airborne graduates Ranger School

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00am
1st Lt. Anna Hodge becomes the fifteenth female throughout the Armed Services to graduate Ranger School, and the first Ranger qualified female Sky Soldier of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Her story is one of perseverance and gratitude.

1st Cavalry armor, engineers bring the boom at Atlantic Resolve live fire exercise

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:00am
SMARDAN TRAINING AREA, Romania -- Armor, engineers and artillery brought the boom as Soldiers of Charlie Company Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division completed a combined arms live fire training exercise at Smardan Training Area, Romania, Aug. 29, 2018. The Soldiers of the battalion are deployed for Atlantic Resolve, an enduring training exercise between NATO and U.S. forces.

Army National Guard space support teams give ground commanders planetary view

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- It can sometimes be hard for commanders to get a full picture of the battlefield, whether that's on the ground in Syria or in the forests of Colorado. The "Space Cowboys" of the Colorado Army National Guard's 117th Space Battalion aim to solve that problem.

Army researchers develop tasty, healthy performance bar

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:00am
NATICK, Mass. -- Optimizing bone health and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in service members is a complex science. The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine consistently takes on that challenge.

Army veterinary clinic helps Military Working Dog get back on its feet

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:00am
PULASKI BARRACKS, Germany -- Military Working Dogs play a huge role in the defense of the United States, and when one of them is injured, the Veterinary Medical Center Europe plays a huge role in getting them back in the fight.

Live-fire training builds tactical skills, cohesive bond between US, Thai soldiers

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:00am
CAVALRY CENTER, Thailand -- Idaho Army National Guard and Montana Army National Guard Soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team conducted a live-fire exercise with Royal Thai Army Soldiers at the Cavalry Center in Thailand's Saraburi province Aug. 28, the final Hanuman Guardian 2018 training event for infantry soldiers from both forces.

It's not magic, it's logistics: Army, Navy test expeditionary fast transport in Black Sea

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:00am
CONSTANTA, Romania -- There are certain things that some Soldiers and service members may take for granted: equipment provided, a full plate of food, ammunition for their weapons. It might seem like there is a mystical force operating behind the scenes to make these resources magically appear, but it's a result of the organized, detailed planning and execution that is logistics.

New acquisition directly contributes to airborne readiness

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:00am
Members of the 900th Contracting Battalion played a key role in revolutionizing the future of airborne operations at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with the Aug. 10 contract award for the Caster Assisted A-Series Delivery System.

Army researchers provide insights on offering feedback, commander-Soldier interaction

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:00am
A collaborative research project between Army researchers and academia has led to a best paper award at the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management, a multi-disciplinary conference on situation management in complex dynamic systems.

Establishment of Army Futures Command marks a culture shift

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
In empty office space on the 19th floor of a University of Texas System building here, Friday, the Army unveiled the location for the headquarters of its new Futures Command, which has the monumental task of modernizing the service's future force.

2 jobs, 1 mission: Third of police department serves in Idaho Army National Guard

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
Capt. Haily Barley sees a lot of similarities between her job as a police officer for the Middleton Police Department and her service to the Idaho Army National Guard. "I'm pushed to my limits, both physically and mentally, at both jobs," she said. "But the best part is the people. You'll never meet more amazing people dedicated to helping or serving." Barley should know about the type of people who do both. Out of the eight officers in the Middleton Police Department, three are members of the Idaho Army National Guard.

Mattis: National Guard integral to DOD effort to build lethality, alliances

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Enhancing lethality and restoring readiness is at the heart of the National Security Strategy and the National Guard is an integral part of that strategy, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the National Guard Association of the United States, yesterday.

Aerial aid: US, Georgian troops build alliance through medical combat training

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS, Germany -- The continuous dramatic thumping of the HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter announced the arrival of aid and assistance as the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division conducted a series of aviation and medical evacuation training exercises in support of the Georgian military as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, August 21, 2018.

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