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Citizen-Soldiers: the Soldier behind the rank (part 4)

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Citizen-Soldiers bring with them an abundance of diverse talents, skills, and education. These attributes are often reflected in transferable work skills that enrich both their military and civilian careers, and they can bring a higher level of sophistication than required by their military occupational specialty.

Everyday Army heroes bring honor to profession, country in 2017

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless service. Honor. Integrity. Personal courage. These are the Army values that all Soldiers learn during Basic Combat Training -- and then pledge to uphold throughout their Army careers, both in and out of uniform. For Soldiers in 2017, Army values were more than just a set of words and ideals. Week after week, both at home and abroad, members of the U.S. Army tangibly demonstrated the Army values in their everyday lives -- especially when faced with unexpected and trying events. Here are a few of the stories from this year of everyday Army heroes that inspired communities and brought honor to their uniform.

New tools developed by Army engineers map safer routes from shore to inland objectives

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- New littoral and inland mapping tools are being developed by Army researchers to breach anti-access, area-denial threats and obstacles.

Pennsylvania National Guard helping shovel out Erie County

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 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.

New tools map safer routes from shore to inland objectives

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
New littoral and inland mapping tools are being developed by Army researchers to breach anti-access, area-denial threats and obstacles.

Army public works team at Fort Knox finds inexpensive solution to oily water disposal

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Officials at the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Knox have introduced a simple, inexpensive solution to motorpool operations that could save the Army money.

U.S.-led coalition forces make decisive gains against ISIS in 2017

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- 2017 was a momentous year for the U.S.-led coalition's fight against ISIS, as the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve broke the group's three-year stranglehold on Mosul, Iraq, and also liberated the group's self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa, Syria.

Citizen-Soldiers: the Soldier behind the rank (part 3)

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Citizen-Soldiers bring with them an abundance of diverse talents, skills, and education. These attributes are often reflected in transferrable work skills that enrich both their military and civilian careers, and they can bring a higher level of sophistication than required by their military occupational specialty.

Six 101st Airborne Soldiers honored for rescuing fellow troops from fiery helicopter crash

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 12:00am
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Six Soldiers belonging to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) received the Soldier's Medal during a ceremony last month for a daring rescue.

Two Army Veterans receive Medal of Honor in 2017

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- This year, the only two Medal of Honor recipients were both Army veterans, who were receiving the medals for courageous, sacrificial actions in combat during the Vietnam War. Here are the stories of Spc. Five James McCloughan and Capt. Gary

Cyber exercises between Army, community mutually beneficial for national security

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
When the Army, industry and local governments team up in "live-fire" cyber exercises, the results are mutually beneficial, said Col. Andrew O. Hall, director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point, New York.

Soldier-athletes demonstrate resiliency, enduring spirit in 2017

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- From the sun-warmed tennis courts of Toronto during the Invictus Games, to a snow-covered football field in Philadelphia for the annual Army-Navy football showdown, Soldier-athletes gave their all in multiple sporting competitions this year. Here are a few of the highlights from those inspiring events.

US Army Corps of Engineers delivers life-sustaining power to Puerto Rican citizens

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
PONCE, Puerto Rico -- In an effort to help Puerto Rican citizens recover from devastation in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration continues its mission to restore the island's electrical power grid.

Army Medal of Honor recipient celebrates Christmas with fellow Soldiers in Afghanistan

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:00am
FORWARD OPERATING BASE FENTY, Afghanistan -- Flo Groberg celebrated Christmas at home with his brothers- and sisters-in-arms this year.

Vet recalls little-known account that turned tide in Battle of the Bulge

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- With only three refurbished tanks, Pfc. Harry Miller and the 740th Tank Battalion was asked to stop the 1st SS Panzer Division, the spearhead of the Battle of the Bulge.

Citizen-Soldiers: the Soldier behind the rank (part 2)

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Citizen-Soldiers bring with them an abundance of diverse talents, skills, and education. These attributes are often reflected in transferrable work skills that enrich both their military and civilian careers, and they can bring a higher level of sophistication than required by their military occupational specialty.

Army strengthens allied partnerships in 2017 with joint, multinational exercises

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Across the globe, the U.S. Army is strong, dependable ally and partner for many countries. This level of seamless cooperation was on strong display in 2017, as the U.S. conducted multiple training exercises and operations with its allies abroad to promote international security. Here are two of the year's most significant, intensive exercises that strengthened the enduring partnerships between the U.S. and allied countries.

U.S. troops serving overseas during holidays make a sacrifice for peace, security

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- It's the holidays, and millions of Americans are making their way to visit family and friends. And many of those travelers are military personnel returning home from their duty stations. But hundreds of thousands of military personnel will not be traveling. Based around the globe, they will continue to protect the United States.

Department of the Army announces upcoming 1st Stryker Brigade, 4th Infantry Division deployment

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2018 deployment of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, to Afghanistan.

Department of the Army announces upcoming 2nd Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division deployment

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2018 deployment of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, to Afghanistan.

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