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Army enhances interoperability with partner nations during PANAMAX 2017 exercise

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- As the Army service component command to SOUTHCOM, Army South enhances partnerships by pursuing strategies of active, principled engagement as part of a networked approach. As part of that networked approach, U.S. Army South participates in the PANAMAX 2017 exercise, which includes training for many of the 21st-century threats encountered in today's land, sea, air and cyber environments.

Army looks to partner with private industry on unmanned aviation technology

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:00am
MANASSAS, Va. -- At a small airfield near the nation's capital, an innovative group of engineers is designing and building futuristic aircraft that are catching the attention of Army researchers.

US, Thai soldiers conduct joint training in jungle IED course

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:00am
Fort Surasri, Thailand - Soldiers from the Royal Thai Army Explosive Ordinance Device Center shared principles and tactics of counter-improvised explosive devices with the U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets" August 9 through August 14, 2017.

President Trump unveils new Afghanistan, South Asia strategy

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- President Donald J. Trump unveiled an expansive new strategy yesterday for South Asia aimed at bolstering American security.

Task Force Rough Riders completes joint aviation training with Iraqi Security Forces

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, alongside paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Red Falcon, completed a joint-aerial response force exercise (ARFEX) with their Iraqi Security Force counterparts at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, August 13, 2017.

Maine Soldier serves country both on and off duty

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:00am
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Some National Guard Soldiers choose to serve as infantrymen, medics, mechanics, and even lawyers or doctors. Spc. Justin Theriault does not fill any of these roles, but he plays an essential part in the National Guard nonetheless. Theriault is an experienced heavy equipment operator for the 185th Engineer Support Company and works for the U.S. Border Patrol when not at drill.

DoD initiates process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to unified combatant command

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- At the direction of the president, the Defense Department on Friday initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command.

Medical exercise in Cameroon enhances Army readiness

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:00am
GAROUA, Cameroon -- As the sun begins to peek over the horizon, a 10-person Army medical team from the 212th Combat Support Hospital makes its way through the thick morning fog at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, mostly in silence. Some of the team members boarding the waiting C-130 Hercules aircraft have already been to the African continent, but for most, this is their first real Army mission and their first time going to Africa.

Old Guard paves the way for Army's new dining strategy

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army is paving the way for the Army's new effort to improve dining facilities, which are known as DFAC.

Army Secretary focused on readiness and lethality

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:00am
Two weeks after being sworn in as the Army's senior civilian leader, Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy visited commands at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Aug. 17.

National Guard leads innovation for weapons of mass destruction civil support teams

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:00am
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- National Guard weapons of mass destruction civil support teams are there to respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents throughout the homeland, and advise and assist local and civil authorities on response measures.

Guard is leader in innovation for weapons of mass destruction civil support teams

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:00am
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- National Guard weapons of mass destruction civil support teams are there to respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents throughout the homeland, and advise and assist local and civil authorities on response measures.

Aviation and missile leadership focuses on readiness

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Reviewing world events and Army priorities, the Aviation and Missile Command's Commander Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram encouraged employees at an Aug. 9 town hall to ensure they are doing what is necessary to meet their mission every day in support of Soldier readiness.

Shark Therapy: Wounded Soldiers learn coping skills in a shark tank

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The four Soldiers who stood over the shark tank knew what creatures lurked below. But as large flashes of gray streaked across the dark water, they willingly dove in to see if what many find terrifying could actually be therapeutic.

Newly activated Guard unit to bolster Army Cyber forces

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00am
TF Echo consists of 138 National Guard members from seven states and highlights the Total Army's capability and focus to support cyber operations and carry out defense of the Army network. UA-84299839-1

Soldiers gear up for solar eclipse

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience a solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the sun and the Earth. For Soldiers on some Army installations, the entire sun will appear to vanish for a few minutes, and during that time they will experience total darkness. For other Soldiers, the moon will only partially obscure the sun. UA-84299839-1

Aviation Soldiers usher in a new era of warfare

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00am
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- With the advent of new technology, junior leaders in the US Army currently have a larger strategic impact and handle more responsibility than ever before. Nowhere is this more prevalent than the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade's Company D, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, which uses the Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield.

Virtually connecting deployed Soldiers to their health care professional of choice

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00am
LANDSTUHL, Germany -- Regionally Aligned Forces stationed in Eastern Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve have virtual access to health care from their Garrison provider or specialists at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, thanks to the Regional Health Command Europe TeleHealth In A Bag platform.

Preparing Soldiers for austere battlefield conditions

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- The 86th Training Division works hard to prepare U.S. Army Reserve units with realistic and austere training exercises. These annual exercises have been focused on preparing them for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but as the future locations of future conflicts remain fluid, these exercises must also be adapted.

Augmented reality soon possible for MK-19 training

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00am
Setting up a range day for training on the MK-19 grenade launcher is no easy task. Researchers at the Army Research Laboratory-Orlando have an idea about how to change that, however, through the use of augmented reality. UA-84299839-1

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