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California Army National Guard members receive outpouring of support while fighting fires

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:00am
NAPA, Calif. -- While California Army National Guard Soldiers are responding to the Northern California wildfires, they have received an incredible outpouring of support from the local communities. From the point of view of many of the Guardsmen on the ground, there are not enough words to express thanks for the generosity received from local civilians.

Army units test proposed Physical Fitness Test replacement

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:00am
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- The U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training is here at Fort Leonard Wood this week in order to field test the Army Combat Readiness Test with Soldiers from the 1st Engineer, 3rd Chemical and 14th Military Police brigades.

Acting Secretary of Army visits Puerto Rico, assesses damage, visits Soldiers

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy visited Puerto Rico Thursday to assess damage to the island and to visit Soldiers assisting with recovery operations.

Army helps unveil WWI commemorative coin

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Army leaders helped the U.S. Mint unveil a World War I commemorative coin on Oct. 9 that will partially fund a national memorial honoring the 4.7 million U.S. veterans who served in that conflict.

Army's new life insurance enrollment system goes live

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Army launched its Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Online Enrollment System, or SOES, Oct. 1, providing a one-stop shop for SGLI coverage.

Mobile network essential for maneuver force, says G-6

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00am
During the last 16 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, networks were housed inside forward operating bases, and mobility was not a requirement, said Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford.

Rugged Alaska terrain sees Field Artillery Soldiers test new laser targeting system

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00am
FORT GREELY, Alaska -- Ten Field Artillery Soldiers tested the Joint Effects Targeting System Target Laser Designation System at the Cold Regions Test Center here recently. The JETS-TLDS is a modular advanced sensor suite of three components, the hand-held target location module, precision azimuth and vertical angle module (PAVAM), and laser marker module.

ISIS faces devastating defeat on 3rd anniversary of coalition operations, Army colonel says

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is now on the verge of a devastating defeat in Raqqa, Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said Tuesday.

Army, allies strive for greater interoperability in Europe

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00am
Next year will be called "the year of integration," where the U.S. will work even harder to improve interoperability with all NATO allies as well as other partners such as Sweden and Finland, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges.

New Installation Readiness board to examine, prioritize installation readiness

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The acting secretary of the Army recently authorized formation of an Installation Readiness Board of Directors that will examine and prioritize installation readiness programs and funding, said J. Randall Robinson.

Report to work, save a life: Soldiers help rescue missing elderly woman

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00am
TUPELO, Miss. -- It was just a normal weekend at drill for two Mississippi National Guard members -- report in on time, jump into the day's training -- then help save a life.

Neighbors helping neighbors: Army National Guard Soldiers purifying water in Puerto Rico

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- In the western part of Puerto Rico, near the coastal towns of Aguadilla, Isabela, and Quebradillas, water treatment specialists from the 105th Quartermaster Water Purification and Distribution Company, Puerto Rico Army National Guard, are helping their neighbors by purifying water from the river and the ocean.

Soldiers conduct test for new Army media Kits

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:00am
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- In a sprawling government complex of glass and steel, 20 enlisted Soldiers from multiple public affairs units across the Army gather to test new media kits bursting with state of the art equipment. The Soldiers are members of various military occupational specialties within the visual information community, the media wing of the military. The products they are testing are part of standardized kits that are scheduled to start heading to Army units in January 2018.

Army Women's Foundation: Female Soldiers breaking ground, but more needed

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:00am
The Army has afforded women opportunities that span a wide variety of career fields, but more women could be taking advantage of the opportunities, said retired Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder and other leaders.

Army aims to keep supply chain churning, says Gen. Perna

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:00am
The Army relies on industry, as well as its own organic base, to repair and maintain weapons and equipment through the supply chain, said Gen. Gustave F. Perna.

Operation Cold Steel: more vehicles, weapons, firepower

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- For the U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Operation Cold Steel II, which kicked off Oct. 12, 2017 at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, the exercise served as more than just a routine crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise. For these troops, the exercise reaffirmed their ability to train and deploy on short notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and its allies anywhere in the world.

Innovative prosthetic helps Army amputee compensate for loss of arm

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00am
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Glen Lehman lost his right arm in 2008 during combat in Iraq. Years later he received a new prosthesis that allowed him to regain almost normal use of his arm and hand.

Allied airborne operations set the stage for Swift Response 17-2 exercise

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS, Germany -- Approximately 120 British and 166 French paratroopers soared through the overcast sky from a C-130, Oct. 9. The multinational force made up the Airborne Combined Joint Expeditionary Force (A-CJEF), one of the airborne brigades participating in Swift Response 17, Phase II.

Army National Guard members make a difference at California fire evacuation center

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00am
PETALUMA, Calif. -- The presence alone of the California Army National Guard was enough for Deborah L. Dalton to put things into perspective.

Former Army surgeon helped save lives in Las Vegas

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00am
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Instead of fleeing from danger in Las Vegas, former Madigan Army Medical Center trauma surgeon Dr. James "Jim" Sebesta told friends to take his wife to safety and turned back to help the wounded Oct. 1 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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