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Army to break ground on Digital Air-Ground Integration Range this fall

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:00am
Construction is about to begin on a new high tech live-fire range at Fort Knox that, when finished in 2023, will be only the second of its kind anywhere. Called a Digital Air-Ground Integration Range, or DAGIR, the fully computerized range will make it possible for military personnel around the United States, and even abroad, to coordinate and practice accomplishing missions from the ground and air simultaneously.

Elite gaming: Army engages youth in esports

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:00am
As a rep of the Army Esports Team, Sgt. David Blose maintains his competitive edge with every game of Rainbow Six Siege. "I never thought I would play video games for the Army," Blose said.

NAACP honors Soldiers for efforts in diversity, community

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:00am
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby and Sgt. Maj. Deondre' Long, the chief military science instructor at Marion Military Institute, as well as five others across the military earned NAACP's Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award during its annual convention in Detroit on Monday for their contributions to equality and human rights.

Building relationships, interoperability through exchange program

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army Military Personnel Exchange Program was created to build relationships with allies and partners, all while bolstering interoperability. The program has expanded to 17 countries, and includes longstanding exchange agreements with the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, to the more recent exchange agreements with France.

In first year, Futures Command grows from 12 to 24,000 personnel

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:00am
From what began as a dozen people whom Army leaders said formed a "beachhead" in downtown Austin, Texas, the Army Futures Command has considerably grown in the past year to over 24,000 around the world.

Army officer and crew follow historic Apollo footsteps

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:00am
U.S. Army Col. Andrew R. Morgan, M.D., will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz (Union) MS-13 spacecraft July 20 at 12:28 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time for a nine-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Medical service officer at home in Kentucky Guard infantry

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:00am
2nd Lt. Stella Hundley became the first female platoon leader in the 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry in February of 2018. Hundley serves as a medical services officer while also working full-time managing personnel and logistics for the 75th Troop Command.

Futures Command showcases efforts ahead of upcoming FOC

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:00am
Donned in a full combat kit adorned with Integrated Tactical Network components, Staff Sgt. Jason Roseberry discussed the network Tuesday during Army Futures Command's media day at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The event displayed several of the command's projects that its CFTs are developing as AFC nears full-operational capability on July 31.

Moldovan unit trains with longtime National Guard partner

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:00am
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, the Honorable Dereck Hogan, met with over 100 Moldovan Army Reconnaissance soldiers at the (RUBA) Rotational Unit Bivouac Area, during National Training Center rotation 19-09, at Fort Irwin, Calif. July 16.

Army public health experts offer Ten-miler tips to beat heat while training

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:00am
Although some runners may be hoping for a cool and cloudy day for the Army 10-miler in October, acclimating to the summer heat can provide a competitive edge on race day.

Vice chief: Combating sexual assault relies on building cohesive units

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:00am
Eliminating sexual assault and changing the Army's culture on intervention starts with changing how leaders and Soldiers view the problem, said the Army's vice chief, during the fifth annual SHARP Program Improvement Forum, July 16.

Laser weapons that pack greater punch coming to Army

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00am
The Army plans to add even more firepower to its arsenal of medium tactical vehicles with 100-kilowatt to 250 kW lasers.

Hollywood technology to help Army innovate tank training

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00am
The Army has enlisted the help of some of the brightest minds in the tech industry to test and evaluate crucial decision-making skills of tank commanders on the battlefield.

Guard strengthens infrastructure, relationships in Botswana

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00am
More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from N.C., Ala., and N.J. are training in partnership with their Botswana Defense Force counterparts during Upward Minuteman 2019, a U.S. Africa Command exercises promoting the U.S. National Guard's State Partnership Programs on the African Continent.

Combat medics save lives after chaotic traffic accident

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:00am
Soldiers from 9th Hospital Center, 1st Medical Brigade provided lifesaving medical intervention to casualties involved in an accident on July 10.

Field artillery back to emphasizing 'charts and darts'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:00am
With the growing threat of cyberattacks, the U.S. Army Field Artillery School has placed a renewed emphasis on learning manual methods of gunnery.

Esper would continue Pentagon emphasis on readiness, partnerships, reform

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:00am
Army Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper told senators that he would continue to prioritize training, modernization, building alliances and partnerships and reforming the Pentagon if he's confirmed to serve as secretary of defense.

One World Terrain to allow Soldiers to train anywhere

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:00am
One World Terrain will allow Soldiers to conduct simulated training in accurate, realistic representations of theater environments.

Milley talks modernization at confirmation hearing

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:00am
The effects of delayed defense budgets, the dearth of confirmed civilian leadership in the Pentagon, modernization, Afghanistan, and great power competition were all topics the president's nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff faced from the Senate Armed Services Committee at his confirmation hearing.

Army assesses network needs for manned-unmanned teaming

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:00am
The Army's Future Force Modernization Enterprise of Cross-Functional Teams, Acquisition Programs of Record, and Research and Development centers executed a radio rodeo with Industry throughout June to inform the Army of the network requirements needed to enable autonomous vehicle support in contested, multi-domain environments.