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Army looks to follow online retailers in modernization overhaul

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00am
The Army must continually push innovation to meet its logistics modernization goals, leaders said recently. To help achieve that goal, the service enlisted help from one of the nation's top online retailers.

Pacific Pathways 2.0 to bolster presence in the theater

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00am
More Soldiers will be forward deployed longer in the Indo-Pacific region next year, as part of a new Pacific Pathways effort to allow units to build stronger partnerships and readiness.

Hitting the mark: Marksmanship difficulty to increase

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:00am
With changes to Basic Combat Training marksmanship qualifiers upcoming, Fort Jackson has taken drill sergeants and a few other Soldiers out to the ranges for the last four-and-a-half weeks to improve their coaching skills. For the second year, the installation is hosting Fort Benning, Georgia instructors to teach a five-week Marksmanship Master Trainer Course.

Technology will aid the Army's future sustainment capabilities

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
The Army needs industry's help to take better advantage of today's technology, said Lt. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, Army G-4, at a recent Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare Hot Topic symposium.

Like father like sons, Bundy brothers serve together

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers 2nd Lt. Zane Bundy and his big brother Sgt. Nathan Bundy takes after their father, Mountain Home city councilman Matt Bundy, in a number of ways.

Guard 'ready' as 2019 hurricane season kicks off

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
The National Guard has been busy responding to recent tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest, as well as other areas, but stands ready for this year's "hurricane season" that begins June 1.

Largest promotion ceremony in Army Special Operations history for psychological operations Soldiers

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
More than 200 Psychological Operations noncommissioned officers proudly stood before their Families, friends and leaders during a promotion ceremony larger than any other in Army Special Operations history, May 31, 2019. About 100 additional promotees will pin, but were unable to attend the Fort Bragg ceremony because they are currently deployed or in training. Following a review of the PSYOP rank structure, leaders identified a need for the PSYOP NCOs' rank to reflect their extensive training and education, and to correspond with the level of responsibility they assume downrange. Army and ARSOF leaders at multiple echelons worked for more than a year to achieve the grade plate change that would later create additional positions for the newly promoted staff sergeants and sergeants first class to be promoted into. Selected Soldiers - some who have waited more than 10 years for this day - have met the time in grade and service requirements for promotion, and have completed the appropriate level of professional military education.

Army testing synthetic training environment platforms

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
Soon Soldiers worldwide could have a wealth of training options at their home station -- on a virtual platform.

Illinois National Guard helps civilian agencies fight flooding

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
With urgent flooding along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, Gov. JB Pritzker activated about 200 Illinois National Guard Soldiers for state active duty to assist with the flood fight.

Army public health experts offer training tips for Army 10-miler participants

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Signing up for a 10-mile run can be intimidating whether you are an experienced runner or a novice. Fortunately, the Army Public Health Center offers some expert advice and training tips to help every runner prepare for the upcoming Army 10-miler in October.

Hawaii base Soldiers subdue irate passenger aboard plane

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
Four Soldiers assigned to the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command aided flight attendants on a Hawaiian Airlines flight in detaining a belligerent and unruly passenger on February 27, 2019, while flying over the Pacific Ocean.

Gold Star Families support each other through it all

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 12:00am
CHICAGO - For many, Memorial Day means spending time with family barbequing. For Gold Star Families it means honoring their fallen soldier. Gary Patriquin attends the Gold Star Breakfast and Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade every year to remember his son. "He was well revered by the Iraqi people. Sheik Sattar's tribe adopted him into their family and gave him the name 'waasam', which means warrior," Gary said. "He was an introvert (and) notorious for thinking outside the box."

Terry, Rebecca Crews visit US troops in South Korea, talk SHARP

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 12:00am
Author, actor, and activist Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca traveled across South Korea speaking with U.S. troops, civilians, and their family members about their story of resilience and encouraging victim advocacy, May 28-31.

Why I Serve: Army Col. hangs up ice skates to serve his country

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 12:00am
FORT SHAFTER FLATS, HAWAII -- Ice hockey in Hawaii? Say it isn't so. It is though, and U.S. Army Reserve Col. Patrick M. Pascall is living proof of that. Pascall, the 9th Mission Support Command's operations, plans and training officer is also a center in his spare time for the Honolulu Whalers, an adult league hockey team. The Whalers, by the way, just happened to win the State of Hawaii hockey championship, the King Kamehameha Cup, May 22.

101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell honor the past with 'Week of the Eagles'

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 12:00am
Soldiers, Families and Veterans of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) came together with citizens and community members of Fort Campbell and the surrounding area for the 101st Abn. Div. annual celebration, "Week of the Eagles," May 17-23 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Education Outreach Program offering students unique STEM opportunities

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00am
Many high school juniors spend the summer before their senior year with friends or classmates they may not see often following graduation. But, 18-year-old Andrew Kimmell spent last summer as an intern with the Army Education Outreach's Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program helping to develop technology to keep Soldiers safe.

Joint hypersonic weapon tests to start next year

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00am
The first joint flight test of a future hypersonic weapon will take place next year, followed by tests every six months until the weapon is fielded by fiscal year 2023, the chief of Army's hypersonic program said last week.

Department of the Army announces upcoming 1st Armored Division Headquarters unit rotation

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00am
U.S. Army announces upcoming deployment of 1st Armored Division Headquarters in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Department of the Army announces upcoming III Corps Headquarters deployment

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announces the upcoming deployment of the III Corps Headquarters in support of the Combined Joint Task-Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

U.S. service members compete with Polish in Bench Press Competition

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00am
WROCLAW, Poland -- Eight service members with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, competed in the 1st World Bench Press Championships of the Uniformed Services, here, May 24 - 26, 2019.

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