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Coalition forces announce shift as campaign against ISIS progresses in Iraq, Syria

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:00am
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Enabled by accelerated successes following the liberation of Mosul, the coalition will shift its focus in Iraq from enabling combat operations to sustaining military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today.

Army service reunites military cousins

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. -- Nathaniel Layton grew up in Greenville, Tennessee, just a half-hour away from Knoxville, Tennessee, where his cousin, Patrick May, lived. Although the two only met once growing up, today they are closer than ever and ow

Nuclear Posture Review is 'tailored nuclear deterrent strategy,' deputy secretary says

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Nuclear Posture Review released Friday is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said Friday in rolling out the strategy.

Facing the inferno: Soldiers forge partnership with Oman in combat assault training exercise

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:00am
THUMRAIT, Oman -- Surrounded by the clear blue skies and bright orange sand of Oman, Omani and U.S. forces conducted a simulated assault against dozens of enemy fighters, Jan. 31, 2018, in the culminating event of Inferno Creek 18, a three-week training exercise conducted by the U.S. and Omani armies near Thumrait, Oman.

'No room for excuses': Army medics use Allied Spirit training to save lives in combat

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany -- When people are ill or injured, they typically go to their local doctor for care or treatment. However, when Soldiers are ill or injured in a combat environment, they depend on the healing hands of their combat medics.

Army Air Cavalry offers strategic intelligence advantage to Allied Spirit exercise

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany -- Soldiers with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division are working seamlessly alongside their Czech counterparts in aviation, intelligence, and operations training during Exercise Allied Spirit VIII.

Trump calls for ending budget sequester, bolstering defense in State of the Union

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the Union address tonight.

Soldier, Olympic bobsled athlete wears two uniforms proudly

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:00am
If, as William Shakespeare said, "Clothes make the man," then Sgt. Nick Cunningham's wardrobe reflects a man accomplished in two realms: the U.S. Army and the Winter Olympics.

Army advances PTSD, other cognitive research through latest partnership

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:00am
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., from Newton, Pennsylvania, have partnered to expand on early research that could mean new interventions for improving Soldier readiness and resilience, as well as reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

DOD looking into the impact of fitness trackers on Soldier safety

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members' whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters yesterday.

Former SecDef Hagel, Army historians dispel Tet Offensive myths

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:00am
Around midnight, Jan. 30, 1968, Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army troops began a massive surprise attack on U.S., South Vietnamese and allied forces across South Vietnam.

Army policemen show the crucial role they play in American, European defense in Allied Spirit

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany -- In a combat environment, the knowledge of where a threat is could mean the difference between life and death.

Redesigned Army Uniforms site provides guidance for Soldiers on combat, service, PT uniforms

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army's uniforms are ubiquitous around the globe for what they represent: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and professional courage. Whether a Soldier is wearing the Operational Camouflage Pattern combat uniform, the formal Service Uniform, or the physical fitness uniform, he or she knows the power of the image that the uniform conveys.

Mattis: North Korean regime is 'threat to the entire world'

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The regime of North Korea's Kim Jong-un remains a danger to the world, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday in Honolulu, while emphasizing diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.

Back to the future: Regiment introduces laser engagement system to Basic Combat Training cycle

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:00am
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Even today, two decades into the 21st century, the multiple integrated laser engagement system, or MILES, still sounds like a gadget out of "Star Trek."

Army secretary talks focus, funding, future

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:00am
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The Army's top leader called for continued focus amidst looming budget uncertainty and provided a glimpse of the service's largest reorganization in more than 30 years.

Defense Secretary Mattis calls US, Vietnam 'like-minded partners'

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The United States and Vietnam are "like-minded partners" that have a forward-looking relationship, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday as he concluded a visit to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.

Teacher-Soldier: National Guardsman educates the next generation

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:00am
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Standing at the front of classroom filled with roughly two dozen eighth-grade students, a man in his late twenties with Kennedyesque features teaches a lesson on how to form an argumentative essay using Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."

82nd Airborne certifies first class of Army's new Expeditionary Combat Medic course

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 12:00am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A frantic call for a medic rings out from the front of the convoy. The unit had just started a patrol around the recently-liberated city when an IED had exploded in front of convoy's first vehicle, critically injuring the driver, who now lies unconscious on the side of the road.

Growth of Army's virtual health technology improves readiness

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:00am
In 2017, there were approximately 40,000 virtual health encounters across the Army in both deployed and garrison settings, said Dr. Colleen Rye.

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