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New wearable authentication more than a "token" gesture

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:00am
The Army Futures Command, or AFC, is developing wearable identity authentication and authorization technologies that will enable Soldiers to securely access network-based capabilities while operating on the move in contested, threat-based environments.

Soldiers dig deep for wheeled vehicle mechanic training

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:00am
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 445th Transportation Company from Waterloo, Iowa, train on vehicles during an equipment recovery exercise at Fort McCoy, Wis.

History of civil service shows growth in professionalism, opportunities

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00am
Kim Midkiff remembers a time when hiring into federal civilian service was much like winning the "golden ticket" in a state lottery. Fast forward 39 years and Midkiff can now look back at a career defined by the very attributes that drew her to federal service -- good pay and benefits, employment stability, career growth and the opportunity to make a difference.

Soldiers vie in survival of the fittest at 2019 CrossFit Games

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00am
It took years for Capt. Chandler Smith and Lt. Col. Anthony Kurz to get to the CrossFit Games. At this level of competition, victory would not come easy, considering each workout would test the limits of their athletic ability and resolve.

DoD launches new program to catch repeat sexual assault offenders

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Defense now has a new investigative tool to help identify perpetrators of sexual assault.

These social media scams target the military

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00am
Military crime experts continue to warn service members to be on the lookout for social media scams in which cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and fictitious information for romance scams and other impersonation crimes such as sales schemes and advance fee schemes.

Soldiers get innovative, push their limits to stay fit

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:00am
Some soldiers physically push themselves, compete against who they were yesterday, and train above and beyond meeting the minimum requirements of an Army physical fitness test. As motivation to be physically active can vary, some Maryland Army National Guard soldiers conduct their regular exercise routines in innovative ways.

Brave Rifles refine skills with intense tactical training

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 12:00am
Troopers from the 3d Cavalry Regiment are refining their skills through repetition July 29 - August 11 during a Squad Training Exercise (STX) at Fort Hood, Texas.

Brothers bond, find motivation in each other on deployment

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:00am
For the Stephens brothers, Staff Sergeants Robert W. Stephens and Raymond E. Stephens, currently deployed with the 77th Sustainment Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve, a legacy of military service has always been a factor.

Top marksmen compete for championship, hone warfighter skills

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:00am
Dozens of competitors from Alaska, Ark., Mont., Neb., N.D., Ore., S.D., and Wyo. came together for a time of learning, camaraderie, and competition during the 2019 Marksmanship Advisory Council Region 6 (MAC 6) Marksmanship Championships hosted here July 26 to 28.

Soldier's birthday goes up in smoke

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:00am
Spc. Alexandra Vanoverbeke, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier with the 13th Psychological Operations Battalion participates in a combat lifesaver course at Fort McCoy, Wis. on her 24th birthday.

Army awards laser weapon system contract

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army issued a contract award to accelerate the rapid prototyping and fielding of its first combat-capable laser weapon system.

Seasoned combat leader sworn in as Army's vice chief of staff

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:00am
Experience on the battlefield helped earn Gen. Joseph Martin the nomination to the Army's second highest military rank.

National Army Museum quickly taking shape before 2020 opening

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:00am
With doors expected to open next year, the National Museum of the United States Army is quickly coming to life. Located on an 84-acre hilltop site at Fort Belvoir, Va., just south of the nation's capital, the 185,000-square-foot gleaming, stainless-steel structure will offer free admission to the public and give a comprehensive look at more than 240 years of Army history and traditions.

Soldiers help make young man's wish come true

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:00am
The 25th Inf. Div. hosted, Hipp, a Make-A-Wish recipient, and his family during a visit to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as part of his wish to tour historic sites related to WWII and military installations.

Survivor's digital double helps train SARCS, victim advocates at SHARP Academy

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:00am
In a small classroom at Fort Riley, Kans., a sexual assault victim shares intimate details about his experience, as part of a new virtual training program for victim advocates.

Army looks at cadets to bolster Army space force

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:00am
As the Army steadily grows its space force with current Soldiers, a path is now being offered to help cadets quickly become Functional Area 40 space operations officers.

Army Guard program builds leader experience

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:00am
Army National Guard Soldiers looking for additional professional development opportunities may be eligible for the Army Guard's High Performing Leader Program, which provides hands-on experience with a strategic-level focus.

Blood, sweat and heart: Army officer stamps his ticket to CrossFit Games

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:00am
After placing fifth at the Rogue Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, an armor officer and member of the Army Warrior Fitness Team has stamped his ticket to the CrossFit Games starting Thursday in Madison, Wisconsin. During the four-day competition, Capt. Chandler Smith said he looks forward to sharing his Army story at one of the largest fitness contests in the world.

For ACFT, Soldiers test their limits with 1,000-Pound Club

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:00am
The Army presents Soldiers with many opportunities to challenge themselves, and one way Soldiers can do so at Fort Knox is the 1,000-Pound Club, a weightlifting competition that allows them to test their strength and set new records. To join the club, Soldiers have to test their strength in three different events - the deadlift, the bench press, and the squat exercise. To be successful, the weight males lift in each event must collectively equal or surpass 1,000 pounds, and for females it must equal or surpass 500 pounds.