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Army's mobile network aided mission in push toward Mosul

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), referred to as the "Strike" Brigade, successfully used its on-the-move tactical network transport equipment to exchange critical battlefield information during its advise-and-assist mission with Iraqi security forces in the fight to defeat ISIS.

To boost firepower in Europe, Soldiers test Stryker cannon, Javelin system

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00am
As one of the first Soldiers to shoot a powerful 30 mm cannon from a new Stryker combat vehicle, Staff Sgt. Randall Engler was excited about what the weapon could do for his infantry squad. UA-84299839-1

Engineers, dogs learning new tricks in mine detection

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00am
All engineer Soldiers train at Fort Leonard Wood, even the four-legged ones. Fort Leonard Wood is home to the Combat Engineer Mine Detection Dog Handlers Course, where combat engineers are trained side-by-side with mine detection dogs. UA-87600140-1

Engineers have a blast in Georgia

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00am
VAZIANI, Georgia -- U.S. Army Paratroopers from Bravo Company, 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct mine and wired obstacle breaching drills in Georgia as part of Exercise Noble Partner 17 from July 30 - Aug. 15, 2017.

Son of fallen Virginia National Guard officer enlists on parents' 20th anniversary

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00am
RICHMOND, Va. -- Twenty years after his parents got married and 10 years after his father died while serving in Iraq, Pvt. Paul David Kelly, 19, raised his right hand and enlisted into the Virginia National Guard. UA-87633511-1

See something, say something: The Army iWatch Program

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00am
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Headquarters, Department of the Army annually declares the month of August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month. One of the most important resources in reporting potential threats is the Army iWatch program.

Rendezvous with destiny: commemorating the 101st's defense of freedom on National Airborne Day

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00am
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division are one of the most deployed and recognized divisions in the U.S. Army, with a combat record spanning from the paratroopers of World War II to the Soldiers who are leading Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq today. Since today, August 16, is Congressionally-recognized National Airborne Day to honor the nation's airborne forces, the storied history of the 101st deserves special recognition.

Army's first fourth-generation paratrooper follows in families' footsteps

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Of the 30 females who started this journey in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia, she's one of 12 left. Nonetheless, it's not the number 30 or the number 12 that sets this particular female apart from her peers; it's the number four. Cadet Meghan Copenhaver is the Army's first fourth-generation paratrooper.

Soldiers win gold in pole vault, bronze in 5K at World Championships

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MEADE, Md. -- U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Sam Kendricks captured his first world championship in pole vault Aug. 8 and Spc. Paul Chelimo took bronze Saturday in the 5,000-meter race in London, England. UA-84299839-1

Army Special Forces: an inside look at the elite group's capabilities

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00am
FORT SILL, Okla. -- When it comes to elite military teams, the Navy SEALs often come first to mind. For the Army, though, that's okay -- Special Forces Soldiers prefer to be under the radar as the Army's "quiet professionals." UA-87620426-1

Fort Riley Soldier first enlisted female to complete Urban Mobility Breachers Course

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00am
FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The Soldiers of the "Dagger" Brigade sharpened their military expertise with their June 30 graduation from the Urban Mobility Breachers Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The five Soldiers are from Company B, 82nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division -- and one of the five, Pfc. Samantha Carrillo, became the first enlisted female to graduate from the course.

Army's Kestrel Eye hitches ride to International Space Station

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The only thing louder than the cheers of one U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team was the roar of the SpaceX rocket as it launched Kestrel Eye into space.

Soldiers win gold in pole vault, bronze in 10K at World Championships

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MEADE, Md. -- U.S. Army Reserve 1st Lt. Sam Kendricks captured his first world championship in pole vault Aug. 8 and Spc. Paul Chelimo took bronze Saturday in the 5,000-meter race in London, England. UA-84299839-1

Army readiness enables Soldiers' swift response to intense European storm

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00am
An unusually devastating storm blew through the Rose Barracks community of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria last Thursday, shocking community members into swift action in what also emerged as a spirited testament to the garrison's equipped readiness and strong network of community partnerships.

US-South Korean alliance ready to defend against North Korean threat, top generals say

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:00am
SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.S.-South Korean alliance can defend South Korea, Pacific allies and the American homeland from nuclear and missile threats emanating from North Korea, two top American military officials said here yesterday.

Battalion completes Patriot missile defense modernization on Korean peninsula

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:00am
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- After eight months of intense training, members of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade successfully completed a Patriot missile defense system modernization effort that will provide continued protection from potential North Korean aggression.

U.S. Army Africa conducts exercise Judicious Activation in Gabon

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:00am
Members of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and 79th Sustainment Command (Support) joined U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) exercise planners to conduct Judicious Activation 17-2, by setting up an Early Entry Command Post (EECP), July 24-30, 2017, in Libreville, Gabon.

Army Space and Missile Defense Command leader speaks about missile defense future

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:00am
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The leader of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command explained how the command is ensuring space and missile defense for the Soldier, the Army and the nation at the 20th Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville.

Secretary of the Army discusses readiness, force development during TRADOC visit

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:00am
Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy visited the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Aug. 10, 2017. During his visit, McCarthy received a briefing on the scope and scale of TRADOC's mission, including Army growth requirements and future battle capabilities.

Enlisted Aide Program offers career-broadening experience for NCOs

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:00am
The Army is actively looking for a diverse array of Soldiers, from across a variety of military occupational specialties to apply for career-broadening positions within the Army's Enlisted Aide Program, or EAP. The deadline to submit application packets for the competitive program is Sept. 29. UA-84299839-1

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