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A 'shot' toward success

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:00am
Every Soldier in the Army has to train and be proficient with their weapon. But U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Amber English, a native of Colorado Springs, Colo., takes it to a whole new level.

JLTV training officially kicks off at Fort McCoy

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00am
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle has rolled off the assembly line, and Army Reserve instructors with the 94th Training Division -- Force Sustainment were the first to begin training Soldiers on the Army's newest vehicle in the first JLTV Operator New Equipment Training at Fort McCoy, Wisc. May 6-11, 2019.

Running to remember: Community honors fallen military members

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:00am
Capt. Andrew "Drew" Ross was destined to wear a military uniform. His great uncle Bobby Ross served in the Army and once coached at the U.S. Military Academy. His father was an Air Force veteran who was employed at Lexington's Virginia Military Institute.

New initiatives to cut cost, time for spouses to continue careers

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00am
The Army recently issued a directive to reduce the financial burden for spouses who wish to continue their professional careers after they move to a new duty station.

Housing town halls deliver results for USAG Bavaria housing residents

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Housing Division continues to introduce improvements to housing and housing services for their patrons.

Five things Army officers and units should know about the Assignment Interactive Module

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00am
If you're one of the more than 3,200 active duty officers or warrant officers identified to move, or a unit welcoming new talent to your ranks, you probably have questions about the new Assignment Interactive Module, or AIM. The U.S. Army Human Resources Command has come up with the top 5 things officers and units should know about AIM to make the system work for them.

Communications in motion: Iron Soldiers train on inflatable satellite communications system

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00am
In order to ensure tactical readiness on future mission sets, Soldiers assigned to 1st Armored Division's headquarters G6 signal staff section trained in constructing and operating the Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) heavy and lite systems during a training event held May 2 at the Mission Training Center (MTC) on Fort Bliss, Texas.

Army research supports communications in smart cities

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army is researching how to leverage smart cities of the future where networks of sensors will be used to enable services for civilian and government use, such as environmental monitoring or traffic flow optimization.

Canine program helps Soldier cope with trauma

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00am
Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Carlos Cruz was determined to create a better life for himself by joining the military on May 13, 1997 at the age of 21.

Large cities see jump in recruits

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00am
Virtual recruiting teams, outreach to civic leaders and 770 more recruiters on the ground are helping the Army sign up more new Soldiers this year in some of America's largest cities.

Agile and lethal: Teamwork is key for artillery Soldiers

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00am
As waves of heat, sand and a blistering wind scorched the vast Chihuahuan desert at the Dona Ana Range Complex, New Mexico, May 7, Soldiers cooperated to tackle a monumental task. The Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division conducted Table XVIII gunnery as a measure to qualify their field artillery, or large-caliber guns, capabilities.

Army spouse maps the globe, finds professional advantage

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:00am
Joint Base Lewis-McChord spouse, Mandy Kruger has turned her military travel into a popular travel blog.

Soldier Support Institute honors one of its own

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00am
The morning was overcast but warm on Fort Jackson, May 3. Chairs lined the sidewalk in front of a dining facility as a red, white and blue pennant swayed in the morning's gentle breeze. Even though rain threatened, roughly 100 Soldiers, civilians and Family members solemnly gathered at the 369th Adjutant General Battalion dining facility, witness the building's dedication ceremony. The dining facility was renamed to remember and honor the life and service of Cpl. Samuel F. Pearson, an Army finance specialist killed in action on Oct. 10, 2007.

Why I Serve: Army Reserve Soldier goes the distance to serve

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00am
Many Americans know the struggle of a long commute to work, but how many travel thousands of miles to accomplish their tasks regularly? Lt. Col. Alejandro Buniag is the Commander of Theater Support Group American Samoa Detachment, American Samoa, but lives 3,600 miles away in Guam.

US, South Korean soldiers strengthen alliance during friendship week

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:00am
CAMP HUMPHREYS, SOUTH KOREA -- For the 37th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) and U.S. Army Soldiers came together to participate in KATUSA/U.S. Friendship Week (KFW) activities, April 29 through May 3.

Oklahoma Guardsmen take flight in aircraft recovery training

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:00am
It's a quiet and cloudy day in Tulsa, Okla. An abundance of dark clouds hang low in the sky, but no rain is forecasted. The breeze is cooler than you would expect for a day in May. In the distance, a small dot slowly approaches. As it gets closer, you begin to hear the faint chopping of fan blades.

True calling: Army nurse cares for Soldiers, Families

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:00am
U.S. Army nurses are often referred to as "angels" on the battlefield as they provide care for Soldiers in harm's way; caring for our wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

Army demonstrates extended ranges for precision munitions

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:00am
The Army recently demonstrated extended ranges for the guided multiple launch rocket system, and two 155mm cannon artillery precision munitions. Aligning with the Army's top priority -- Long-Range Precision Fires --- these changes support the force's need for both close and deep-strike capabilities against a near-peer adversary.

Success of first SFAB in Afghanistan proves 'Army got it right,' commander says

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:00am
The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade deployed in March 2018 to Afghanistan to carry out the inaugural mission for the newly-created SFAB concept. The brigade returned in November, and leaders say their experience there has proven successful what the Army hoped to accomplish with the new kind of training unit.

Soldier's upgrade to second highest award for valor

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 12:00am
On Oct. 1, 2008, then-2nd Lt. Nicholas Eslinger, a platoon leader in Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, acted on instinct when an enemy threw a grenade at him and his troops while they were conducting a dismounted patrol through Samarra, Iraq. Eslinger swiftly moved toward the grenade, covering it with his body to protect his troops. When the grenade didn't immediately detonate, he threw it back in the direction of the enemy and warned his troops to take cover just before the grenade went off. As a result, Eslinger saved at least six Soldiers from injury and death. Following the explosion, he continued to pursue the enemy combatant, which eventually led to the enemy's capture and detention. Eslinger received the Silver Star for his actions in early 2009. That was meant to be the end of it, but in 2017 his award was one of many that came under review as an act considered to be under recognized.