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Assigning branches to cadets takes on new system

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 12:00am
The members of the Class of 2020 will receive their branches in November, but the process of assigning them will be different than ever before.

Army issues public health alert after multiple severe lung illness cases associated with vaping

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:00am
The Army Public Health Center issued a Public Health Alert Sept. 10 warning Soldiers and Family Members who do not currently use tobacco products to avoid all e-cigarette and vaping products, particularly those sold off the street or modified to add any substances not intended by the manufacturer.

New Army space unit streamlining satellite communication missions

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:00am
In just 1.5 seconds, Soldiers can bounce a communications link off a satellite 23,000 miles in space down to a warfighter halfway around the world. To better streamline these link requests from across the Defense Department, the Army officially stood up a task force in May to consolidate its satellite communication missions ahead of U.S. Space Command's activation last month.

Why We Serve: Taking care of people

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:00am
Thirty young men and women from the Baltimore and Richmond areas took the Oath of Enlistment ceremony during a "Why We Serve" ceremony, Sept. 5. While readiness, modernization, and reform continue to be Army top priorities, "taking care of people" is Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville's No. 1 priority.

What to know before you visit the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:00am
The traumatic events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed the lives of everyone in America, especially those working for the Defense Department. Terrorists proved that the very symbol of our national security -- the Pentagon -- was not, in fact, impenetrable.

US, Japan sniper teams strengthen partnership through friendly competition

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:00am
International training brought them together, but friendly competition made them brothers in arms at Rising Thunder 19.

'Trail to Zero' ride educates on veteran suicide, equine therapy

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:00am
To shed light on the epidemic of Veteran suicide, BraveHearts - the nation's leading equine rehabilitation program for Veterans - started its first of three "Trail to Zero" rides last week in northern Virginia.

Keeping a promise: Wounded warrior shares why he served

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:00am
Taking care of others, and showing love and appreciation for others, is a core reason why retired Maj. Dennis "DJ" Skelton chose to stay in the Army. He continued to serve for 21 years, even after suffering grievous wounds during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. Skelton shared his story to a large crowd of Soldiers, veterans, and Army civilians during a "Why We Serve" ceremony, Sept. 5.

Army eyes more lethal Stryker force to face near-peer adversaries of future

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:00am
The Army is pressing ahead vigorously with efforts to make its Stryker Brigade Combat Teams more deadly and otherwise ready to take on large, modern adversaries on the battlefield, military experts said here Sept. 10 during the 2019 Maneuver Warfighter Conference.

Modernization, integration keys to defending against emerging threats in Pacific

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. military must continue to integrate its warfighting capabilities across all domains while maintaining its forward presence in the Pacific region, senior leaders said at the 2019 Defense News Conference.

Cyber leaders talk workforce strategies, talent management

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:00am
The military is doing a great job recruiting cyber talent into military and civilian service, but retention is more difficult, said the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy said at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington.

Right place, right time: Soldiers deliver heroic response to car accident

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:00am
During the early evening of Aug. 15, Sgt. Roger Williams had left Fort McCoy to go back to his hotel in Sparta, Wis., after wrapping up a day of training at the installation. Little did he know his drive back to the hotel would play a role in saving the lives of a grandfather and his two granddaughters.

Smart sensor network helps redirect missile

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:00am
The Army successfully tested its ability to redirect munitions in flight Aug. 28 in an experiment over the Mohave Desert involving an unmanned aircraft, smart sensors and artificial intelligence.

Women join ranks of cavalry scouts in Nebraska

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:00am
The Nebraska National Guard's 1-134th Cavalry Squadron is among the first reconnaissance units where women are cavalry scouts, a formerly all-male military occupational specialty.

Helicopter modernization vital to increase lethality, survivability

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:00am
Although the Army anticipates fielding its first Future Vertical Lift aircraft by 2030, modernizing and maintaining current helicopters is vitally important, a top Army aviator said Thursday.

Senior leaders: Army fast-tracked for modernization success

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:00am
Even amidst the shuffle of senior leadership within the Army, the service has seen the positive results of revamping its once sluggish acquisition process, said acting Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy.

Suicide prevention depends on everyone

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 12:00am
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz leaders ask community members to pay a little extra attention to their friends, family members, coworkers and battle buddies.

General Murray discusses modernization with American business leadership

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:00am
The Detroit Economic Club hosted Gen. John Murray, Commander U.S. Army Futures Command at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Mich. on Sept. 5.

Social media security: Tips from an Army special agent

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:00am
Even the most innocuous data posted to a social media feed can be married up with other publicly available information to provide online criminals the tools they need to exploit members of the military or general public, an Army special agent said.

Army public health experts offer advice for reducing training injuries

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:00am
One of the challenges facing Army leadership as they transition to the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which will be fully implemented by October 2020, is preventing musculoskeletal training injuries. Physical training is necessary to develop and maintain the fitness required to accomplish military missions, but is also known to cause injury.

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