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Trailblazing general closes chapter on illustrious career

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00am
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Surrounded by family members, military leaders, lifelong friends and hundreds of colleagues from across the nation, Maj. Gen. Elizabeth Austin closed the chapter on a 39-year Army National Guard career.

'A difficult and dirty job': Soldiers push their limits in training at Army Sniper School

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00am
More than 300 Soldiers annually attend the seven-week U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia, but only the best graduate. "Sniper school is one of the hardest schools in the military," said Staff Sgt. Brian Moran, one of the instructors overseeing training.

Army-developed Zika vaccine induces strong immune response in early trials

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00am
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Three Phase 1 human clinical trials evaluating an Army-developed Zika purified inactivated virus vaccine, known as a ZPIV, have shown it was safe and well-tolerated in healthy adults and induced a robust immune response. Initial findings from the trials were published earlier this week in the medical journal "The Lancet."

SecArmy commits to building a more lethal, agile force during visit to National Training Center

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00am
Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1.

Army-Navy swap: Rivals to friends

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:00am
On a brisk fall afternoon at the U.S. Naval Academy here, four Army Cadets, clad in their black covers and dark cutaway coats, stroll past a sea of Navy Midshipmen in front of Bancroft Hall, a massive architectural marvel that's claimed to be the largest singular dormitory in the world.

Army installations team up with communities in beneficial partnerships

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:00am
Partnerships between the Army and communities outside its installations are important for several reasons, said Under Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy.

Army researchers join international team to understand, defeat 'disinformation' cyberattacks

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:00am
A team of U.S. Army researchers recently joined an international group of scientists in Chernihiv, Ukraine to initiate a first-of-its-kind global science and technology research program to understand and ultimately combat disinformation attacks in cyberspace.

Army to direct commission cyber officers

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:00am
Within a week or so, the first-ever U.S. Army Cyber Direct Commissioning Program board will meet to select up to five candidates for the first year of a five-year pilot program, said Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone.

1st Security Force Assistance Brigade develops combat readiness with first-ever live fire training

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga.- With harsh terrain and high temperatures similar to what they'd face during combat operations in the Middle East, the 1st Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade conducted its first-ever live-fire training at Cactus Range on Fort Benning, Georgia Nov. 6.

US, eight partner nations participate in world's largest combined airborne operation

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BRAGG, NC - The U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is hosting the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, which is the largest international airborne operation conducted worldwide.

US Army Corps of Engineers completes 1,131 school assessments in Puerto Rico

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Infrastructure Assessment team inspected the last school Nov. 27. Their mission was to assist in evaluating the damage Hurricane Maria did to schools across the island.

Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00am
In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army acquisition community fielded the new "Modular Handgun System" to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Powers, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office-Soldier.

'First in Space' Soldiers provide space-based services and products

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00am
"First in Space" is a common phrase at the U.S Army Space and Missile Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. This phrase is a well-earned source of pride that emphasizes the Army's role in the first successful U.S. satellite launch in 1958.

Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00am
The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams.

Army to begin providing medical care to Chem/Bio research volunteers

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army is notifying veterans that they may be eligible to receive medical care if they participated in U.S. Army chemical or biological substance testing from 1942 to 1975 and have an injury or disease that they believe was proximately caused by their participation.

US forces ready to fight, win, says chairman's enlisted advisor

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00am
The military's top enlisted advisor said that on the worst day of his military career, he knew he was in good hands with the U.S. armed forces, Nov. 27.

Combatant command enlisted leaders discuss operations, NCO empowerment

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00am
Combatant command senior enlisted leaders discussed operations against terrorists in their areas, the state of forces and what noncommissioned officers bring to the table internationally during a Pentagon news conference yesterday.

JTF-Bravo joins partners for pediatric nutritional assessment

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:00am
Service members and medical personnel performed an ongoing pediatric nutritional assessment of three villages within Department of La Paz, Honduras, from Nov. 7 to 9, 2017. Joint Task Force - Bravo Medical Element partnered with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Honduran Ministry of Health and the U.S. Agency for International Development in Matazano, Humuya and Tepanguare, to assess the health and nutritional status of children between the ages of six to 60 months. To do that, the Honduran MOH randomly selected children from remote locations in La Paz who fell within the required age group and contacted their families to participate in the assessment.

101st Airborne Division fields Army's new modular handgun system

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:00am
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit to receive the Army's new Modular Handgun System that began fielding the M17 and M18 pistols, Nov 28.

'Space kits' help Soldiers recognize jamming on comms devices, networks

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:00am
A crash course on how to recognize jamming on communications devices and networks now helps prepare Soldiers for obstacles they may face while deployed or during rotations to combat training centers.