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JBLM Soldiers rescue train accident victims

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:00am
DUPONT, Wash. -- Just seconds after seeing the train fall into traffic on Interstate 5, 2nd Lt. Robert McCoy rushed out of his car to run toward the train car now dangling from the overpass. He was driving home from physical training when the Amtrak train derailed just south of DuPont, Washington, on Dec. 18. A platoon leader in the 62nd Medical Brigade at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McCoy was soon joined by other Good Samaritans on the scene including Maj. Michael Livingston, a registered nurse at Madigan Army Medical Center, and Lt. Col. Christopher Sloan, Madigan's deputy commander for administration.

All-Army Ice Hockey Team earns hard-fought 4-2 win over Canadian Armed Forces Team

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:00am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A capacity crowd watched the All-Army Ice Hockey Team challenge their counterparts from the Canadian Armed Forces in international competition Dec. 16 in the Watertown Municipal Arena, near Fort Drum, New York.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers rescue train accident victims

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:00am
DUPONT, Wash. -- Just seconds after seeing the train fall into traffic on Interstate 5, 2nd Lt. Robert McCoy rushed out of his car to run towards the train car now dangling from the overpass. He was driving home from physical training when the Amtrak train derailed just south of DuPont, Wash., on Dec. 18. A platoon leader in the 62nd Medical Brigade at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McCoy was soon joined by other Good Samaritans on the scene including Maj. Michael Livingston, a registered nurse at Madigan Army Medical Center, and Lt. Col. Christopher Sloan, Madigan's deputy commander for administration.

Army leads the charge in medical, technological, cyber innovations in 2017

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- From advancements in battlefield care, to continued dominance in cybersecurity and a renewed emphasis on modernization, 2017 was a groundbreaking year for Army innovations in the medical and technological fields.

Love for basketball leads Soldiers to All-Army Women's Basketball team

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00am
The air in the gym is thick and the only sounds are the air conditioning vents blowing from the ceiling shine down like outsized opaque crystal balls. Suddenly, the echoes of basketballs bouncing off the wood floor rumble through the bleachers. Whoosh, goes a ball through the net. The All-Army Women's Basketball Team has come to play. Soldiers from all around the Army, including some from Fort Hood, were selected to be part of the All-Army Women's Basketball Team from Oct. -- Nov. 2017. The AAWBT, ended their season in second place among the Armed Forces Women's Basketball teams.

Top Soldiers showcase skills, determination in 2017 national Army competitions

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Grueling obstacle courses. Marches and missions at 2:30 a.m. Barely any sleep or food. These were just a few of the challenges faced by the top Soldiers as they competed in the Army's national competitions this year, including Best Warrior, Best Ranger, Best Medic, and Drill Sergeant of the Year competition. Throughout the contests, Soldiers distinguished themselves by their determined character, finely-tuned tactical skills, mental sharpness, and physical grit.

Blended military retirement system to take effect Jan. 1

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1 with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.

Citizen-Soldiers: the Soldier behind the rank (part 1)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 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.

Mass exodus of Soldiers in training go home for holidays

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:00am
Thousands of Soldiers and their families are traveling home for the holidays, including about 44,000 trainees and cadre from initial-entry training centers.

Army's Sergeant Major Dailey encourages Soldiers, allies during visit to Poland

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:00am
ZAGAN, Poland -- Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey arrived in Poland to visit Soldiers deployed in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Army partners with Marine Corps on 3-D printed drones

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:00am
Army researchers are working with the Marines to develop 3-D printed drones as materials science, aviation technology and software development merge to deliver new capabilities.

Three Soldiers qualify for Olympics in luge

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:00am
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Sgt. Taylor Morris could barely hide his emotions as he walked through the stands of the Lake Placid Olympic Center Dec. 15 after learning he had finally become an Olympian. During luge World Cup competition this weekend, Sgt. Emily Sweeny and Sgt. Matt Mortensen also qualified for the Olympic Winter Games that begin Feb. 9 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

'Lighter, leaner, better capabilities': speeding combat casualty care (part 2)

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:00am
BOSTON, Mass. -- For Dr. Lynn Drake, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, partnering with the U.S. military requires a commitment to accuracy and consistency and a forward-leaning mindset.

Top Army humanitarian moments of 2017: providing critical assistance after natural disasters

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- One of the Army's core missions -- global engagement -- was on high display in 2017, and not just in the form of military exercises with allies from Australia to Poland. From treating medical maladies in Djibouti, to providing pediatric care in Honduras and offering veterinary clinics in South Africa, the Army contributed to global and national security through tangible humanitarian assistance.

'Lighter, leaner, better capabilities': speeding combat casualty care (part 1)

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:00am
IRVINE, Calif. -- In future conflicts, with communication channels and evacuation routes contested, a lot more casualty care might happen right there on the battlefield itself.

'Lighter, leaner, better capabilities': speeding combat casualty care

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:00am
IRVINE, Calif. -- In future conflicts, with communication channels and evacuation routes contested, a lot more casualty care might happen right there on the battlefield itself.

Getting youth excited about cyber good for everyone, Army experts say

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Army offers a number of cyber programs tailored for youth, even those with no interest in being part of the military, said Col. Andrew O. Hall, director of the Army Cyber Institute.

'Capable and committed': U.S. Army, allies provide collective security, stability in Europe

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Soldiers with the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade and the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, recently returned home after a rotational deployment in Europe that was focused on building readiness and improving interoperability between U.S. and allied forces in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve 2017.

'An asset to the community': Military medical trio saves life of civilian at restaurant

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:00am
HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas -- While the nation showed its appreciation of its military on Veteran's Day, one man was especially thankful for a trio of Army medical professionals who saved his mother's life the day before.

Army secretary brings combat experience to Pentagon

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:00am
Less than a month ago, on Nov. 20, Dr. Mark T. Esper was sworn in as the Army's 23rd secretary. The event marked the end of a 10-month gap where the Army went without Senate-confirmed leadership at the very top.

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