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Army units from 23 states save more than 5700 from Houston floods

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00am
The Louisiana National Guard joined in Texas rescue efforts Wednesday, including helping evacuate a nursing home in Orange.

National Guard rescues over 5700 from floods, rising waters in Houston

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00am
Texas National Guard members from the 386th Engineer Battalion teamed up with Texas Task Force 1 and the Cypress Creek Fire Department, bringing 1,000 Cypress Creek residents from high-rising waters to safety, just days after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas shores Monday.

Training, technological synergy key to future battlefield care scenarios

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00am
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Womack Army Medical Center Intensive Care Unit Medical Director Maj. Doug Powell highlights the need for training and technology in prolonged field care during a presentation at the Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida, Aug. 27-30.

National Guard rescues 1,000 from floods, rising waters in Houston

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00am
Texas National Guard members from the 386th Engineer Battalion teamed up with Texas Task Force 1 and the Cypress Creek Fire Department, bringing 1,000 Cypress Creek residents from high-rising waters to safety, just days after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas shores Monday.

Paratroopers test potential new fighting load carrier

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00am
Fort Bragg, N.C. -- For the first time since their inception, Army Airborne forces will soon be fielding a new fighting load system tailored to the paratrooper's unique requirements. "The Airborne Tactical Assault Panel (ABN-TAP) was developed with the paratrooper in mind and will allow the paratrooper a greater degree of comfort, mobility and safety during static line airborne infiltration operations," said Rich Landry of the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center laboratories in Natick, Massachusetts.

Department of the Army announces 1st Cavalry Division deployment

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the fall 2017 deployment of approximately 1,700 soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, to Europe.

Department of the Army announces 1st Armored Division deployment

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the fall 2017 deployment of approximately 3,500 soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, to Kuwait.

Department of the Army announces 3rd Infantry Division deployment

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the fall 2017 deployment of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade and 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, to Afghanistan.

Soldier overcomes odds after tragedy dashes Olympic dreams

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00am
Five years ago, then-Sgt. Megan Henry was in peak physical condition and had her sights set on riding her skeleton sled all the way to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Then tragedy struck.

Army synchronizes groundbreaking battlefield medical care in joint exercise

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin -- Global Medic Fort McCoy has a training audience of over 2,580 service members from across the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps along with international partners from the United Kingdom and Canada.

Army arsenal to leverage new howitzer process that will improve Soldier readiness

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00am
WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal's efforts to leverage a newly tested manufacturing process that will improve Soldier and Marine readiness has led to the award of two contracts valued in excess of $28 million.

Up to 30,000 more Guardsmen being postured for hurricane relief

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Thousands more National Guard members from around the nation are being postured to provide relief after Texas activated its entire Guard force in the wake of devastating Hurricane Harvey. UA-84299839-1

DOD offers new policy guidance for veterans' discharge upgrade requests

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department released guidance on Monday to clarify the liberal consideration given to veterans who request upgrades of their discharge saying they had mental health conditions or were victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Guard units from other states join Harvey response in Texas

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:00am
One day after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called up the entire 12,000-member Texas National Guard to assist civilian authorities with the epic flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey, several other state Guard units are in the hard-hit areas to offer manpower, equipment and support.UA-87633511-1

DOD moves troops, search-rescue units, aircraft, vehicles to Texas

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:00am
The Defense Department is prepositioning troops, search and rescue units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and supplies to staging areas near the worst of the flooding in southeastern Texas in anticipation of a possible request for assistance, a Pentagon spokesman said here today.

Protecting our warfighters with critical vaccines

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Pharmaceutical Systems Project Management Office is tasked with managing the advanced development of many critical vaccines intended for our Service Members.

Texas Guard activates full force for hurricane

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00am
With flood waters continuing to rise and more Texas residents in need, Gov. Greg Abbott activated the entire Texas National Guard for hurricane relief efforts along the Gulf coast.

Army accelerates fielding of mission-command vehicle upgrades

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00am
The Army is ramping up fielding improved mission-command hardware and software that provide increased situational awareness, chat capability and less complex user interfaces for Soldiers in combat vehicles.

Bobsledder drives for perfection as Winter Olympics approach

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00am
A total of seven bobsled teams are training now at Lake Placid. But only the top three U.S. bobsled teams in this year's World Cup standings will get to represent the United States in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games this February in PyeongChang, South Korea. UA-84299839-1

Iron Soldiers show combined resolve in European exercise

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00am
GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany - Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, closed out their final major exercise in Europe with a bang during the Combined Resolve IX live-fire exercise held here Aug. 19-24.

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