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President Trump signs order to improve mental health care for transitioning veterans

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Transitioning service members and veterans can now receive up to a year of mental health care from the Veterans Affairs Department after discharge from the service, according to an executive order President Donald J. Trump signed today.

Army engineers bring vital electricity to Puerto Rico with microgrid technology

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:00am
In a continuing mission to restore critical electrical power to the people of Puerto Rico, Task Force Power Restoration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is using microgrid technology to temporarily power areas that have been hardest hit by Hurricane Maria.

Integrated Army cyber activities teams playing pivotal role in warfare

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:00am
Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities, or CEMA teams are now routinely operating with brigades at combat training centers and sometimes during home-station training, said Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr.

Rethink readiness to prepare for next war, says Army's top logistics general

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:00am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Army's senior logistician told National Guard leaders to ensure their units are ready for the next war, because wherever and whenever it is, it will take the total force to fight and win.

Army civilian transforms lives after his own struggle with alcohol abuse

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:00am
FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Frank Kreeger isn't himself anymore. The 55-year-old hasn't been himself for more than seven years now, and he couldn't be happier. A Programs and Policy Branch program analyst at Fort Knox's U.S. Army Human Resources Command during any given workweek, Kreeger devotes countless hours outside of work to help others fight against the lure of alcohol and drug addiction.

Coming home: Mattis welcomes Esper as 23rd Army secretary

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- During two separate ceremonies on Friday, the Army family and the secretary of defense officially welcomed Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper back into the service that raised him.

Soldiers honored for saving lives after Afghan suicide bombing

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:00am
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Infantryman eager to connect previous Army experiences to new SFAB brigade

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Although advise and assist missions are a relatively new term to the Army, the U.S. Army has been performing advisory roles for the past century to increase the capabilities and capacities of foreign militaries. 1st Sgt. Henning Jensen joined the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade to continue advising foreign allies and provide readiness tools they can use to fight enemy forces.

Army engineers install more than 30,000 temporary roofs in Puerto Rico

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- With the new year fast approaching, Quality Assurance specialist Andrew Lorenz was busy visiting Operation Blue Roof installation sites in neighborhoods across Mayagüez, a city of 80,000 people on Puerto Rico's west coast. Here and across Puerto Rico, the effort to provide residents with the temporary blue roofs has gained steam, with nearly 8,000 installations occurring island-wide over the past two weeks.

US, coalition forces ready to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS in 2018

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:00am
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Today, the 70 nations and four organizations that comprise the coalition that is dedicated to the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reflect on progress made in 2017 and look forward to 2018, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Monday.

Mattis impressed by service members' high morale, physical standards, unity

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said he's impressed by service members' high morale and the steadfastness of the force in light of its involvement in more than a decade of war.

US Special Operations Command's HEROs combat human trafficking

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and the Defense Department has teams who work year-round to combat these crimes worldwide.

Army Mentors prepare high schoolers for success in lead up to Army All-American Bowl

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:00am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- On a brightly lit football field inside the Alamodome, a disparate chorus of clamor and musical instruments reverberate throughout the structure as high school football players and band members exhaustively practice for the performance of their lives, the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

DOD-wide health survey indicates higher patient satisfaction with Army, military medical facilities

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Results of the Joint Outpatient Experience Survey, or JOES, are in for 2017 and Soldiers, retirees and family members reported very high overall satisfaction, 93 percent, for their experience at medical treatment facilities, said Dr. Melissa Gliner.

The final tactical mile in Multi-Domain Battle: seizing Mosul, Tal Afar, and Raqqa

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Today's sustainers live and operate in a multi-domain environment. Successful completion of the sustainment mission hinges on a holistic approach across the spectrum of land, air, maritime, cyberspace, and space domains.

Army National Guard Soldier gives his life to save others in massive NYC apartment fire

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:00am
NEW YORK -- A New York Army National Guard Soldier who died in a massive apartment house fire in the Bronx on Dec. 28, is being credited with saving four lives, rescuing people three times before he returned to the building and did not come out.

Special ops, conventional forces evolving to meet modern threats shaped by war, Mattis says

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- There is a blurring line that separates conventional operating forces from special operations forces, and the defense secretary expects general purpose forces will eventually shoulder missions once the province of their special forces brethren.

California wildfires: State Military Reservists answer the call

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:00am
JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- When the California National Guard was activated in early December to aid fire relief efforts in the southern part of the state, the California State Military Reserve's Installation Support Command also answered the call.

Army scientists: Regrowing limbs could be the future for military medicine

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- For some animals, such as salamanders, regrowing a missing limb is a common healing process. But what if people could do the same? Could the future of treating amputations include Soldiers regrowing their own muscle, bone, and nerve tissues?

Pennsylvania National Guard helping shovel out Erie County after record snowfall

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00am
Twenty-one members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have been activated in northwestern Pennsylvania in response to the winter storm in Erie County that dumped over 5 feet of snow.