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Booms and smoke plumes: Army combat engineers take on demolitions

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:00am
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Army combat engineers produced flaming booms and prodigious smoke plumes during a training exercise at the Curry Demolition Range here.

Modern prosthetics put Soldiers back on the battlefield

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:00am
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Thanks to advances in modern medicine and the availability of sturdier prosthetics, Soldiers who are able to re-deploy after amputation have a number of possible options for continued military service.

Accelerating Multi-Domain Operations: evolution of an idea

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:00am
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Multi-Domain Battle has a clear origin. Stemming from the idea that disruptive technologies will change the character of warfare, it recognizes that the way armies will fight and win wars will also change. It also reflects the desire to replicate the success of AirLand Battle, which is arguably the most significant case of developing a concept and then materializing capabilities across the DOTMLPF spectrum (Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership Education, Personnel, and Facilities). Origin stories establish the foundation from which lasting ideas emerge. However, for ideas to have a lasting impact they must evolve.

US strategy in Afghanistan working as Afghan forces continue offensive, Army general says

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president's South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters last week.

Army conducts 1st RIMPAC joint live-fire sinking exercise as Multi-Domain Task Force

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00am
KEKAHA, Hawaii -- "Attention in the TAC! Target is Colorado."

'Ready Force X' Army Reserve unit battles fire, elements in tough training

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00am
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Throughout the month of July, the U.S. Army Reserve's 900th Quartermaster Company, headquartered in El Paso, Texas, is participating in Combat Support Training Exercise 91-18-01 here. Despite the weather conditions and even a fire, the unit remained focused on mission accomplishment.

Army general: Success in defeating ISIS lies in working with coalition partners, allies

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- In the U.S.-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the center of gravity remains the coalition network of allies and partner nations, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters yesterday.

Counter-IED: Defeating the unseen

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Improvised Explosive Device, or IED, is a well-known threat to service members operating in potentially hostile environments like Afghanistan and Iraq.

MEDEVAC 101: Army Reserve Soldiers train on the fly

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00am
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Standing in a desolate field, Spc. Ron Smith of the U.S. Army Reserve's 175th Maintenance Company based out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, watched with anticipation as two HH-60M MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopters came to a landing spot just a few hundred feet away.

Medal of Honor recipient McCloughan returns to his Army roots at Fort Knox

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00am
FORT KNOX, Ky. -- In September 1968, when Jim McCloughan passed by the iconic mustard yellow sign at Fort Knox that greeted all young recruits with a "Welcome to the United States Army," he was beginning an Army journey that would eventually lead him to the fighting in Vietnam.

Army Futures Command to build on 3 pillars 'to ensure we can fight and win'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- "We'll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight," said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and director of the Army Acquisition Corps, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, July 18.

Army, coalition medical training saves Iraqi lives after gas tank explosion

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00am
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Army Sgt. Kyle Nusbaum was teaching combat lifesaving skills to a class of Iraqi Federal Police recruits when their classroom skills actually enabled them to save lives.

DOD announces policy change on transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.

Army announces Austin as the home of new Army Futures Command

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army announced today that, after a months-long review of potential sites, its new Futures Command will be headquartered in Austin, Texas.

West Point promotes STEM learning in South Africa

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:00am
MUIZENBERG, South Africa -- Representatives of the U.S. Military Academy promoted science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning to 70 gifted students here June 25 in partnership with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

DOD personnel assist in Thai cave rescue operations to save stranded boys, soccer coach

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Defense Department personnel continue to assist in the rescue operations in Thailand to evacuate the remaining four boys and their coach from a flooded cave system, the director of defense press operations said today.

Haiti native finds success in Connecticut National Guard

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:00am
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Army Warrant Officer Roberto Pauleus spoke two languages, but neither were English.

Australian, US forces team up for Exercise Hamel

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00am
ROCKHAMPTON, Australia -- On the 100th anniversary of WWI's Battle of Hamel, when U.S. and Australian forces first fought side by side against German forces in Le Hamel, France, the longtime partners once again joined forces, this time for Exercise Hamel at Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area in central Queensland, Australia, from June 18--July 1.

Female Soldier blazes trail as combat engineer

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00am
CAMP MURRAY, Wash. -- Army Spc. Arshia Gill is one of the many new female Soldiers stepping into combat military occupational specialties previously closed to women.