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Joint Chiefs senior enlisted advisor: US, South Korean troops on DMZ are 'ready'

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- South Korean and American troops on and near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea are ready, well-supplied, well-trained and prepared, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman said following a visit over the weekend.

Fort Carson Soldiers field test new body armor

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:00am
FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers with the 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and 10th Chemical Hazardous Response Company participated in the final round of field-testing for the Army's new body armor, the Modular Scalable Vest, known as MSV, during a weeklong series of evaluated tasks conducted here Oct. 16-20.

To honor the fallen: the Joint Personal Effects Depot

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The months following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, would forever shape the way the military does business.

'Making the team better': 1st SFAB builds readiness with integral medical training

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Soldiers from the 815th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade went through a series of scenario training events at Selby Hill Combined Arms Collective Training Facility at Fort Benning, Georgia, Oct. 24, 2017.

Soldiers must regain readiness mindset, says Gen. Abrams

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Gen. Robert B. Abrams recalled once being awakened at 2 a.m. on a Friday. It was the early 1980s then, and he was a young lieutenant stationed in a cavalry squadron in West Germany.

AER funds available now for Soldiers affected by hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Nine weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas -- the first of three devastating storms this year to wreak havoc on the United States and its territories. Since then, Army Emergency Relief has been ready to help Soldiers affected by those storms.

Grandmasters of combat: the 173rd Airborne Brigade's role in Exercise Eagle Strike

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:00am
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- October skies filled with grey clouds hover over skyscraping trees abandoning their red, orange, yellow and purple leaves as the untouched ground below is lightly trod upon by unidentifiable specters carrying heavily camouflaged cold steel. They continue along silently, steadily, motivated. They are armed. They are alert. The specters are ready. They are the Sky Soldiers.

California Army National Guard unit brings 1900-plus Soldiers to wildfire relief support

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:00am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- Never before has this battlefield been seen. Even with the 49th Military Police Brigade's storied career -- one of multiple successful overseas deployments and a current homeland security mission -- this California Army National Guard unit has never witnessed a natural disaster so destructive as October's fire inferno in Northern California.

Army National Guard bridges the gap in Puerto Rico

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The 892nd Multi-Role Bridge Company, 190th Engineer Battalion from Juncos, Puerto Rico, built a bridge that will allow more than 30 families in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico the ability to travel in and out of the community.

Soldier drew on Army skills to survive, protect others in Las Vegas shooting

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00am
FORT SILL, Okla. -- When the staccato sound of hundreds of rounds firing began, Nevada Army National Guard Pvt. Jacquelyn Trujillo ignored the comments of people around her who thought someone was shooting off fireworks or there was a problem with the speakers. Recognizing the sound of rifle fire, she quietly told her two younger sisters to leave the concert.

Army Materiel Command focuses on modernization of the future force

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Army Materiel Command is pivoting its strategic focus to better align with modernization priorities set by senior Army leaders. The move is expected to enable the readiness and resilience of the future force.

'It makes us better': Soldiers prioritize readiness, training even while deployed

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Infantrymen crouched in the back of the 40-ton Bradley Fighting Vehicles with their weapons clutched tight as they barreled towards the mock village on Udari Range Complex here, Oct. 17-18.

Engineers test new video display in mine protected vehicle at Fort Leonard Wood

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00am
A platoon of route clearance engineer Soldiers began testing a new Multi-Functional Video Display, or MVD, for the Medium Mine Protected Vehicle Type II Wednesday.

New family readiness training for leaders gets R.E.A.L

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- An overview of the new Readiness Essentials for Army Leaders, or R.E.A.L. training, took place during the 2017 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.

Army engineers test new video display in mine protected vehicle

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 12:00am
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- A platoon of route clearance Engineer Soldiers here have started testing a new Multi-Functional Video Display (MVD) for the Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) Type II. The new monitors will give vehicle commanders and crew complete visibility around the vehicle, keeping them buttoned up and safe from potential explosives outside.

International Combat Lifesavers Course: Army, international partners keep it simple to save lives

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:00am
WIESBADEN, Germany -- Dating back to the early 1700's, critical combat casualty care has played a vital role in the success of armies on and off the battlefield.

Army scientists striving to bring augmented reality to Soldiers

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Soldiers were invited to strap on headgear, grab a rifle and fire rounds at opposing forces coming at them on the battlefield and in the air.

Despite challenges, Army won't lower enlistment standards

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- In an increasingly complex world in which higher demands will be placed on Soldiers, "we cannot afford to lower our standards" for enlistment, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

Ohio Army National Guard members put hurricane relief mission first

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- It is a sacrifice to take a semester off from college for military duty, but each of the Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers who volunteered to deploy in support of hurricane relief efforts put the mission first and said they consider their sacrifice to be minor in comparison to the importance of helping their fellow Americans in Puerto Rico -- in their greatest time of need.

US Army Africa pushing more support to Lake Chad Basin to reinforce US stability efforts

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Army Africa is boosting its security efforts across the Lake Chad Basin this year to deter extremist groups and help embolden nations in the distressed region, the acting commander said.