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Artillery training aims to better prepare foreign allies

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:00am
Soldiers of the 3rd Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) embarked on new artillery training on January 10, which involved learning how to use the 122mm Howitzer 2A18 (D-30). The purpose of the training was so the unit can better advise foreign allied forces that utilize such weaponry.

Soldiers outsmart the beast of winter during multinational exercise

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:00am
Once again, Soldiers with the Tennessee Army National Guard's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, prove to be stronger than the weather and circumstance surrounding them as they train through a vicious winter snowstorm at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland.

Soldiers test new communication device designed to save lives

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity announced that the Army's newest medical communication device, the Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast tool, is just one study away from being procured and fielded.

Army Reserve chief: Balance is key to retention

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:00am
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command and chief of the Army Reserve, addressed retention and a wide range of other topics during a Defense Writer's Group breakfast Tuesday at George Washington University.

Calm, cool, collected: Snipers draw on heritage to create legacy

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:00am
Throughout history, snipers have had two basic roles: deliver long range precision direct fire and collect battlefield information. Their heritage can be traced to the Revolutionary War.

A harrowing tale of the Tet Offensive

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:00am
On Jan. 30, 1968, the Vietnam War escalated as enemy forces launched surprise attacks during the country's New Year holiday. About 85,000 North Vietnamese army fighters and Viet Cong guerrillas attacked over 100 cities and towns in South Vietnam in an attempt to break a stalemate in the war.

Army's newest vehicle delivered to Soldiers at Fort Stewart

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:00am
3rd Infantry Division Soldiers are the first in the Army to field the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The first trucks began arriving at Fort Stewart two weeks ago and the first six were signed over to their battalions today, Jan. 28.

Ironhorse Dragons train for lethality

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 12:00am
Enduring sub-zero temperatures, Soldiers worked a schedule consisting of nothing but train, eat, sleep, repeat. Demanding 12-hour shifts are the standard for Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, during Combined Resolve XI, phase II, near the Camp Aachen training area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Jan. 15-25, 2019.

Model citizen Soldier stops store robbery in Colorado

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00am
While picking up parts for his vehicle at a local hardware store in Fountain, a horizontal construction engineer with Alpha Company, 52nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, recently encountered a unique situation.

Secretary Esper: 'Renaissance' budget to boost modernization

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00am
In anticipation of a future "high-intensity conflict" against a strategic competitor like Russia or China, the Army plans "big changes" in its fiscal year 2020 budget, said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper.

Air cavalry might enhances SFAB exercises

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00am
The 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted aviation support at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana

Ranger competition generates best of the best

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00am
Rangers from different units throughout the 4th Infantry Division put their physical and mental abilities to the test Jan. 10, 2019, during the 4th Inf. Div. Best Ranger Competition tryouts.

Idaho National Guard Soldier, law student making her own history

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00am
As a college student, Idaho Army National Guard Sgt. Melissa Baney was interested in getting a doctoral degree in history and becoming a college professor. While interviewing female veterans for a project, she had a revelation that changed both her professional and personal lives.

Change to leadership course brings officers closer to impact zone

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:00am
The Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course implemented a change to allow students to approach the impact zone while calling in fires during the Fires Support Coordination Exercise.

Army enacts new policy on intellectual property

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:00am
Army's new policy seeks cost-effective solutions in managing IP that balance the interests of government, industry and the warfighter "We must be careful to ensure that the policies and practices governing intellectual property provide us with the necessary access to effectively support our weapons systems, but do not constrain delivery of solutions to the warfighter and do not dissuade commercial innovators from partnering with us."

Ready to fight and win: 2nd SFAB puts readiness to the test

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:00am
As the Soldiers, known as Advisors, from the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade plan, prepare and execute their mission set under evaluation at the Joint Readiness Training Center here one thing is very clear -- this unit is ready to fight and win.

National Guard Soldiers compete for German armed forces badge

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:00am
A week's worth of physical, mental and technical challenges stood between 41 Task Force Alamo National Guard Soldiers and the German Armed Forces Badge for military proficiency last week, and on Jan. 22, 33 of the Soldiers were awarded the metallic award. The weeklong event offered a unique opportunity to the Soldiers and worked as an information exchange between the two nations' militaries.

Three states, two time zones and one brigade's culminating mission

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:00am
The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was spread across Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana in the central and eastern time zones from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, with one training mission: to defeat their enemy.

Soldiers in training save choking infant

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:00am
It was another assignment for Pfcs. Marco Garcia and Jovany Castillo, two Soldiers inching toward completing the second phase of the Army's Practical Nurse Course at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. The basic task of measuring vital signs of patients at a local hospital was the assignment, an important but mundane task for health care professionals. Little did they know, their training would be tested in an unforeseen way.

Thousands apply to join new Army esports team

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:00am
Over 6,500 Soldiers are already hoping to be part of a new Army esports team that will compete in video game tournaments nationwide in an effort to attract potential recruits.