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Army general details progress, what remains to be done in Puerto Rico

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Military personnel helping the people of Puerto Rico have made great progress since Hurricane Maria hit on Sept. 20, said Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, the commander of ground forces on the island. However, he added the scale and scope of devastation caused by the storm was so great that much remains to be done.

TRADOC chief: Military must focus on 'domain usership, not ownership'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- A year after rolling out the multi-domain battle concept, the Army is now onto the next phase of unifying efforts with other services to turn ideas into synchronized operations.

"Just get it done": Soldier, Puerto Rico native goes extra mile for those in need after Maria

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- "Don't worry, we're going to do some good today," Maj. Manuel Menendez says with a wink.

MREs sustain Soldiers and babies alike

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00am
NATICK, Mass. -- The Meal Ready to Eat, or MRE, the same individual field ration designed to sustain the health and energy of America's warriors on the battlefield, can also be used to nourish babies suffering dehydration in disaster zones.

Cross-functional teams to spearhead modernization, says McCarthy

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 9, Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy revealed that the Army plans to stand up a "modernization command," by summer 2018.

Army looking into unmanned medevac, medical resupply

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00am
Though a fully-equipped medical evacuation aircraft, with a trained crew and pilot will likely always be considered the best option to get a wounded Soldier off the battlefield, the Army is looking at unmanned aerial systems as a possible "plan B" for times when what's ideal isn't possible.

First security force assistance brigade training for deployment

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Army announced it had accelerated fielding of its security force assistance brigades (SFABs) to allow traditional brigade combat teams to focus on readiness for warfighting against near-peer threats.

New technology could streamline medical treatment on battlefield

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Medical Ultra Wideband Broadcast, or MEDHUB, is a system that will free medics from documenting patient data and medication logs and allow them to focus more on treatment.

At least 250 members of California National Guard assisting battle against massive wildfires

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00am
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Following an emergency declaration by California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state National Guard mobilized resources Monday to assist civil authorities in the battle against massive wildfires that have already killed 23 people.

Army leaders reaffirm Family readiness as high priority

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- During this period of fiscal uncertainty, senior Army leaders remain committed to providing a high level of care and support to Soldiers and their families -- making them an Army top priority.

First Security Force Assistance Brigade may deploy in four months

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Army has accelerated fielding of its security force assistance brigades. As a result, the first SFAB, which is training now at Fort Benning, Georgia, may deploy as early as February.

Teamwork between Army and first responders saves elderly man's life

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:00am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Army Aviators from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade worked together with first responders to locate an elderly man with dementia on Aug. 30 in Black River, New York.

Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00am
ADELPHI, Md. -- Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

Caring for Soldiers, Families is a shared responsibility

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Ensuring quality care, combatting opioid addiction, and optimizing support for behavioral health were several critical topics of discussion during the military family forum titled: "Warrior and Family Wellness: It takes a team," during the 2017 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Army increases transition efforts in Soldier career maps

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Army's NCO Professional Development System will soon have a new line of effort to better prepare Soldiers once they decide to leave the service, senior leaders announced Tuesday.

Army Chief of Staff urges Soldiers to take responsibility for unit, individual readiness

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Readiness has always been Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley's No. 1 priority. Now he's got the Secretary of Defense underwriting that opinion.

Move over, Navy! Army Mariners train for lethality on the open ocean

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00am
PEARL HARBOR -- Soldiers with the 605th Transportation Detachment, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command unleashed a barrage of bullets into the Pacific Ocean during a waterborne range training, Oct. 4, 2017, approximately 40 miles south of Pearl Harbor.

Making better dummies to save lives

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00am
"It's one of the least dramatic tests you'll ever see. You hit start, you go get coffee, maybe lunch, come back and download the file," said Jack Norfleet at the Army Research Laboratory. What Norfleet and a summer intern in his lab were actually doing was using a piece of precision equipment to slowly stretch to the point of breakage a small piece of artificial material that might one day stand in for human tissue on medical training devices.

Soldiers begin battlefield testing using computer gaming

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- About 500 Soldiers are beginning this week to beta-test a number of computer-generated vehicle platforms and weapons systems in a variety of simulated environments, said Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess.

Top Soldier, NCO named after grueling Best Warrior contest

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Army now has two more role models for all Soldiers to follow. After six days of demanding events at the Best Warrior Competition last week, a specialist and staff sergeant stood out among this year's highly-skilled competitors.