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Army's planned modernization command supports DOD's primary lines of effort

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- As part of an effort to face down the issues outlined in a complex problem statement, the Department of Defense has laid out three lines of effort -- one of which the Army has already moved out on in a big way.

Soldiers sweep Army Ten-Miler

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- A light rain had begun to fall on the unseasonably warm fall day, creating potentially dangerous conditions for runners, but it didn't deter the team from the Army World Class Athlete Program. It was the second consecutive year that five Soldiers from WCAP finished in the top five places, and this year the top woman runner was also from WCAP.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off year-long Army campaign

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:00am
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The internet is part of everyday life. Whether you are sending an email, ordering something from a website, communicating with friends via social media or looking up the directions to your next destination, you are accessing a world-spanning digital media highway where information is stored, processed and distributed.

Army rolls out latest version of iconic Abrams Main Battle Tank

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:00am
LIMA, Ohio -- On Wednesday, Oct. 4, members of the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center workforce celebrated the delivery of the next iteration of the iconic Abrams Main Battle Tank as the Army accepted the first of six M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 initial production vehicles.

Legacy of resilience: Puerto Rican Soldier builds upon strengths of forebears

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:00am
FORT LEE, Va. -- Devastation caused by recent hurricanes in the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been a top news story on most 24-hour cable news outlets. Command Sgt. Maj. Patricio Cardona Vega is all too familiar with Puerto Rico's perennial storm destruction, and it weighs heavy on his heart because he is a native who has relatives still living there.

In face of North Korean threats, Fort Greely stands ready on frontline

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:00am
FORT GREELY, Alaska -- A small, remote Alaskan post bordered by mountains and moose herds, Fort Greely is America's major line of defense against long-range enemy rockets.

Combat Aviation Brigade build partnerships with Jordanian aviators

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00am
AMMAN, Jordan -- Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade were hosted by their counterparts from the Royal Jordanian Air Force from Sept. 8-15 during a State Partnership exchange.

Revised doctrine prepares Soldiers for changing global threats

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00am
America's potential enemies now have capabilities greater than what Soldiers faced from insurgents in the Middle East. Threats from near-peer adversaries today include the infiltration of communication networks and cybersecurity compromise during combat.

Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia, provisionally stood up a cross-functional team, Aug. 1 that is focused on the development of the Army's Next Generation of Combat Vehicles.

Fort Drum team volunteers to rebuild networks, communications on Puerto Rico after hurricane

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Less than 48 hours after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, a small, all-volunteer team of information technology experts from the Northeast Regional Network Enterprise Center at Fort Drum was there to support relief efforts.

Army medic to accept Medal of Honor for all who served in Laos

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Mike Rose, the Army medic who will receive the Medal of Honor, Oct. 23, for his heroic actions in Laos back in Sept. 1970, discusses his participation in the mission that earned him the nation's highest award for military valor.

Army Virtual Health: Meeting the needs of the Soldier today and tomorrow

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The future of military health care is likely to see significant changes in the next decade. The use of Virtual Health will help Army Medicine respond to the future operating environment, in which there may be a lack of air superiority, a wide range of health threats, and greater operational dispersion and transitions among small unit teams. Virtual Health will improve access to care for Soldiers and also provide physicians with easier access to specialists and patient health data.

"Run To Honor" campaign honors the fallen at 2017 Army Ten-Miler

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:00am
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command will feature its "Run to Honor" campaign at the Army Ten-Miler Expo in the D.C. Armory Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7. Representatives from IMCOM G9 Family and MWR Programs' Survivor Outreach Services will be on hand to enable and encourage competitors to honor Fallen Soldiers and their surviving Families by running in their name during the race.

Sergeant brings work ethic, determined spirit of service to Army career

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, during which the U.S. Army commemorates the longstanding contributions that Hispanics have made toward building and defending our nation. Sgt. Aimee Fry, a unit supply specialist and squad leader with the 12th Aviation Battalion, the U.S. Army Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, is a second-generation American born to Mexican parents.

Earned, not given: Cavalry Soldiers give everything they have to earn Expert Infantryman Badge

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Competition can often bring out the best in people. Whether a person is competing against other individuals or just with himself or herself, he or she is challenged to come out on top. Two hundred twenty infantrymen from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division engaged in a week of intense competition, not against each other and not even against themselves. These Soldiers competed against long-established standards to earn the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge -- and 29 emerged victorious.

Army's 'Ghost Brigade' enhances readiness alongside global partners at home

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- During the month of September, two battalions from the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team trained with the Indian and Japanese armed forces to enhance interoperability and to increase the brigade's readiness. The two separate training missions consisted of Rising Thunder with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and Yudh Abhyas with the Indian Army. Both training scenarios focused on sharing tactics and ideas to become better, more effective warfighters. From long range sniper and anti-tank training to urban combat and command post exercises, every service member learned how the other nation's armed service operated and provided input to become more effective partners. Rising Thunder was conducted between the JGSDF and the U.S. 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, at Yakima Training Center, Washington, Sept. 5-20. Yudh Abhyas was held Sept. 15-27 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and included soldiers from the U.S. 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, and the Indian Army's 2/11 Gorkha Rifles.

US, NATO allies showcase fighting capabilities during exercise Bayonet Shield

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:00am
ADAZI TRAINING AREA, Latvia - As cool winds blew across the forested Baltic terrain, US Army Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade showed no signs of stopping as they began a multi-day combined arms live fire exercise with Spanish and Polish Allies at Adazi Training Area, Latvia on October 1, 2017.

Aviation Support Battalion Soldiers sustain the fight in Operation Inherent Resolve

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:00am
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade are providing critical support in the fight against ISIS by manning remote Forward Arming and Refueling Points, known as FARP, for U.S. aircraft in the region.

Army aviation to revamp training

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:00am
The Army Aviation Branch is in the process of overhauling its entire training program, said Command Sgt. Maj. Greg M. Chambers.

Modular handgun to begin fielding before Christmas

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Come November, the XM17 handgun, also called the "Modular Handgun System," or MHS, will drop the "X," which designates it as "experimental" and will instead be called the M17.

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