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Face of Defense: Army leader focuses on empathy, compassion

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:00am
Mentoring new, inexperienced soldiers and giving them increasing levels of responsibility and authority is commonplace in the Army. But how does the Army develop great leaders?

Victory Belles highlight spouse appreciation day

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:00am
Military spouses on Fort Jackson were "rewarded" for their help in keeping the Army ready May 11 with a special serenade from a troupe singing World War II-era music. Victory Belles, a singing trio based out of the National World War II museum in New Orleans, sang patriotic and period music during the installation's Military Spouse Appreciation Day celebration at the NCO Club. Their show included 1940s-era classics like the "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B," and a musical tribute to each branch of the armed forces.

101st Airborne remains ready, lethal for any fight with artillery training

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:00am
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- As the sun was setting and the blades of grass cut through the wind, Soldiers secured a tactical perimeter while remaining vigilant of their surroundings for any enemy movement.

Military Spouse of the Year, Army wife lauded for devotion to Gold Star Families

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Inspired by others' generosity and kindness, Krista Simpson Anderson sought to help people the way she and her family were helped after her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Simpson, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2013.

EUCOM commander, Army general calls for resolve to defend strong, free Europe

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti received the Atlantic Council's Distinguished Military Leader Award during a ceremony here, May 11.

2ID EOD Team Blows Away the Pacific Competition

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:00am
CAMP HOVEY, Republic of Korea -- Using radio signals and a remote control, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldier drives a heavy-duty robot down range to disarm an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). His partner approaches the IED dressed in a bomb suit and armed with a percussion actuated neutralizer to remove the threat. This scenario is one of many designed to prepare the 718th Ordnance Company, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division team to represent the U.S. Army Pacific during the Department of the Army (DA) Team of the Year (TOY) competition in Fort AP Hill, Virginia from June 3-8, 2017.

Army moms set a graceful example of resiliency and service as Soldiers and spouses

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- While every day should be a day to celebrate mothers, Mother's Day offers an official opportunity to thank moms for the often-unacknowledged hard work and sacrifice they make for their families. This legacy of motherhood is especially clear in the Army, where many service members wear the dual hats of Soldier and mom, or often are the sole support for a family while a spouse is stationed far away. Here, we highlight some of the stories of our incredible Army mothers.

President Trump signs executive order for military spouse employment

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump invited military mothers and spouses to the White House May 9 in honor of Mother's Day, and the president signed an executive order to enable military spouses to find work more easily in the private and federal sectors.

Looking at the future fight: Joint Warfighting Assessment offers Army 'triple payoff'

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS, Germany -- Readiness. Joint force cooperation. Strengthening the Army of today and tomorrow. These were the elements chosen to create the perfect training exercise.

Mattis emphasizes 'service to others' as key American strength

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis saluted community volunteers and emphasized the importance of service to others, saying that giving back and putting others before self are core to America's strength.

CYBERCOM to elevate to combatant command

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- In response to the changing face of warfare, U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated tomorrow to a combatant command, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said yesterday.

From genocide survivor and refugee to American Soldier

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord will celebrate the diversity and honor of its service members, including Sgt. Maj. El Sar, I Corps command chaplain sergeant major, a Cambodian-born American who lived through atrocities as a child in his homeland and is now proud to call America home.

Old Guard's longstanding service to nation celebrated with new monument

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- A day of celebration took place honoring the 234 years of service by the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) May 1 with back-to-back ceremonies on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

Staff Sgt. Claymore T. Kwaramba: A story of resilience

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 12:00am
Staff Sgt. Claymore T. Kwaramba says he is a walking talking miracle and living life to the fullest. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa, the son of immigrant parents moved to Dallas, Texas in 1993. He enlisted in the Army in 1999 and had served over 10 years when in May 2010, while stationed in Germany, his life changed forever.

Mattis addresses issues in Syria, Afghanistan, Korea

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The situation in Syria is the "most complex security situation, fighting situation" he has experienced in his four decades of military service, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Monday.

Mattis highlights efforts to restore military, fight tomorrow's wars

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the military's competitive edge in an era of re-emerging long-term great power competition, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday.

'Rakkasan' Best Sapper team brings home the win

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:00am
This week two Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasan," 101st Airborne Division, proudly received the 2018 Best Sapper trophy, beating out 39 other teams from across the Army participating in the 2018 Lieutenant General Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition, a grueling three-day event.

State of the Infantry: updates to marksmanship, training

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:00am
The U.S. is being challenged by a number of near-peer adversaries and, to a certain extent, terrorist organizations, said Brig. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue, Infantry School Commandant, Maneuver Center of Excellence.

Aaron Hall recognized as National Guard's 'Military Child of the Year'

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:00am
Actively seeking opportunities to help others is something that Aaron Hall, a 16-year-old Minarets High School junior from O'Neals, California, constantly strives to do.

NCO hopes to dispel myths about IGs

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:00am
Dispelling misconceptions about the Inspector General Corps is one of the goals of the corps' new NCO of the year.