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Battalion prepares for 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.

Army, FEMA prepare for disaster relief in southwest US in Vigilant Guard exercise

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:00am
SANTA FE, N.M. -- The Army and the Department of Defense are at the forefront of preparing for any potential disasters in the southwestern United States. Soldiers and DOD employees with U.S. Army North's Task Force 51 participated in exercise Vigilant Guard 17-04 from August 3 - 11 at the Ornate Military Complex in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

For US Army physician assistant, South African exercise turned into homecoming

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00am
LOHATLA, South Africa -- Before Maj. Paul Auchincloss made the U.S. Army his current career, the South African native was a flight instructor on single-engine aircraft in Africa. While he was happy being an aviator, life got in the way. He ended up falling in love with one of his students and later moved with her to the United States. Now an award-winning physician assistant, the 42-year-old Soldier -- who married the woman and had a son together -- said he has no regrets with how his life has turned out so far. UA-84299839-1

Special Forces Soldiers field new, compact water treatment equipment for advanced missions

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00am
FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers with the Sustainment and Distribution Company of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) worked to increase their combat effectiveness within the special operations community by performing water purification training July 27, 2017 at Fort Carson, Colorado. UA-87620426-1

Innovative Readiness Training's medical care supports rural communities

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00am
COVELO, Calif. -- In the northwestern corner of California lays a valley nestled in the mountainous outskirts of Mendocino National Forest. Tucked into that region is a population of some 5,000 people who reside on or near the Round Valley Indian Reservation, which is home to several tribes including its original inhabitants from the Yuki tribe. This is the setting where fifteen Soldiers and Sailors joined forces with civilian medical professionals for two weeks in order to provide needed services to the local community.

'Overhead's clear!' National Guard Soldiers train for urban warfare

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE EMLMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Ala. -- For Alaska Army National Guard Sgt. Christopher Radach, close-quarters combat in an urban environment is a deadly serious business.

For US Army medic, South African exercise turned into homecoming

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00am
LOHATLA, South Africa -- Before Maj. Paul Auchincloss made the U.S. Army his current career, the South African native was a flight instructor on single-engine aircraft in Africa. While he was happy being an aviator, life got in the way. He ended up falling in love with one of his students and later moved with her to the United States. Now an award-winning physician assistant, the 42-year-old Soldier -- who married the woman and had a son together -- said he has no regrets with how his life has turned out so far. UA-84299839-1

Army, British soldiers seamlessly integrate air and land readiness in Estonian exercise

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00am
TAPA TRAINING AREA, Estonia -- As British infantrymen secured a defensive perimeter on the ground, the thrum of American A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog" planes overhead provided a steady soundtrack for the soldiers' work. In rapid succession, the Warthogs began their descent and were quickly assessed by a maintenance crew before taking off again from the same strip.

Muslim chaplain lives to 'perform or provide'

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:00am
Army Muslim chaplain Lt. Col. Ibraheem Raheem said that he has "phenomenal relationships" with his Jewish chaplain colleagues. He is one of five Islamic chaplains out of the 1,445 Army chaplains on active duty. As all chaplains, he has pledged to provide religious and spiritual support to Soldiers and family members, regardless of their faith. UA-84299839-1

Army teams up with university to stretch battery life for mobile devices

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:00am
Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Brown University have teamed up to look deep inside batteries to develop solutions that would extend the battery life of GPS gear, mobile phones, field laptops and other Soldier technology, including robots.

Soldiers hone air support capabilities in Northern Strike exercise

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:00am
LANSING, Mich. -- Army Soldiers -- from commanders on down to privates -- are making use of new capabilties during their annual training at Camp Grayling, Michigan, during the joint force exercise Northern Strike 17.

Guard Bureau vice chief touts force, emphasizes 'Always Ready, Always There'

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:00am
ARLINGTON, Va. -- For Army Lt. Gen. Dan Hokanson, the unpredictable environment we live in today means Guard members need to embrace their motto "Always Ready, Always There" now more than ever. UA-87633511-1

Advanced artillery system training reinforces warfighter readiness

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:00am
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- As software sustainment continues to drive warfighter readiness, equipment and information technology specialists from Tobyhanna Army Depot are equipping Soldiers with critical knowledge for all weapons systems through Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) training.

Army study reveals new findings on human-autonomy interaction

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:00am
A team of Army scientists and engineers have challenged long-held views in the area of human-autonomy interaction to change the way science involves people, especially in developing advanced technical systems that involve artificial intelligence and autonomy.

Army veterinarians team with Tonga to provide animal care on the islands

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:00am
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -- Two Army veterinarians are actively working to improve animal health care in Tonga. In late July, Army vets in the Public Health Command - Pacific teamed up with the Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program to visit Tonga and evaluate the health and care of the domestic animals in the islands.

U.S. Army readiness, humanitarian mission go hand in hand in Central America

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:00am
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A team of U.S. Army medical personnel from Brooke Army Medical Center participated in a training exercise at Hospital Escuela and Hospital Maria in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from July 19 - 27, performing complex trauma surgical procedures in a resource-limited environment with logistical support from Joint Task Force-Bravo.

Army, joint forces strike again in annual Michigan exercise

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:00am
LANSING, Mich. -- Exercise Northern Strike 17 provides an accessible, readiness-building opportunity for military units from all service branches to achieve and sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea, and ground maneuver integration. The exercise also focuses on the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive action environment.

Maneuvering on the road to awesome

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- In a rapidly changing fighting environment, readiness is paramount. Training both individual Soldiers and producing effective and cohesive combat units is critical to our nation's security. The 88th Regional Support Command's continuous focus on finding new ways to meet these training needs ensures Soldiers have not only the equipment they need, but also the knowledge of how to effectively maintain and maneuver that equipment in a combat situation.

Fully loaded: 101st Soldiers gain firepower at South African training center

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:00am
As part of a move to provide more realistic training to younger Soldiers in 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, several of the rockets were shot in the Shared Accord exercise along with other anti-armor weapons including the Javelin, Carl Gustaf and TOW, a tube-launched, optically tracked and wireless-guided missile. UA-84299839-1

'Top Gun' Soldier saves couple from burning car

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:00am
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Staff Sergeant Nicholas "Bruce" Davis, a cannon crew member and section chief assigned to C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, has earned a nomination for the Soldier's Medal from his unit for heroism in saving two lives on June 9, 2017.

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