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Soldiers complete successful mission in support of Operation Spartan Shield

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:00am
FORT HOOD, Texas - The Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division returned from a nine-month deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield recently.

US troops train Cameroonians in counter-IED

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:00am
During Exercise Counter IED Defeat Phase I, the US Army laid the groundwork for the first school of its kind in Cameroon. As the Cameroonian government wages war with Boko Haram in the north, the threat of IEDs continues to grow. As the Army shares its knowledge with our Cameroonian partners we work to improve the safety and security of the African continent.

Military Advisor Training Academy prepares 1st SFAB as combat advisors

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:00am
The Military Advisor Training Academy at Fort Benning, Georgia, has trained approximately 525 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade Soldiers in preparation for a future deployment as combat advisors.

Isolated from US military, small Army post looks to rid terrorism in West Africa

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:00am
At a newly established U.S. Army outpost in a sun-scorched area of northern Cameroon, there's a small task force with larger implications than its size may suggest. With about 200 Soldiers, Airmen and contractors, the unit supports Cameroon's military in its fight against Boko Haram.

Army space history: Signal Corps contributes to meteorological history

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:00am
In another year in which the weather has dominated the news around the world, it is fitting to pause and recognize the early advances in meteorological exploration.

US, Afghan forces target Taliban drug labs, hit 'where it hurts'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:00am
U.S. and Afghan forces conducted a series of strikes over the past 24 hours against Taliban drug labs, to target the revenue streams of the terrorists, according to the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander.

Experimental test pilots: combat aviators with engineering skills

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
Experimental Test Pilots play a major role in Science and Technology development at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center's Aviation Development Directorate.

Outside the wire: Intelligence analysts in 1st SFAB get invaluable, rewarding experience

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- "Our job is to think like the bad guy," said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert J. Altizer, a Peachtree City, Georgia native and senior intelligence analyst for the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade located in Fort Benning, Georgia. "We try to figure out their next move before it happens in order to better assist the commander in his or her decision-making process."

53rd Signal Battalion leads the Army's space operations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama -- They are the first line of defense in case of an attack on a space-based satellite. They are global. They are the Soldiers of the 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade.

A layer of defense watching the sky

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
With a constant threat of ballistic missile launches by North Korea, the Army maintains forward Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance Systems, or (AN/TPY-2 ) on mainland Japan to keep a watchful eye above the skies scanning for threats.

Polish-American Soldiers mix patriotic service with heritage in deployment to their birth country

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
Many Soldiers often get several opportunities to travel and experience new cultures during their time of service. For a select few, there is the chance to travel overseas back to their native homelands.

Battle of Cambrai remembered 100 years later for combined arms use

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
During the battle of Cambrai in World War I, Nov. 20 to Dec. 7, 1917, the first American units saw action. The same battle also showcased the first large-scale effective use of combined arms, marking an evolution in warfare, said Dr. Brian F. Neumann.

Ironhorse Brigade tests its mettle at the National Training Center

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- In late November, fierce winds stir up sand storms across the Mojave Desert and obscure the sharp mountain ridges that jut above the horizon. Somewhere in that forbidding landscape, the powerful and cunning Donovian forces await. It's up to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division "Ironhorse" to defeat them.

To infinity and beyond: Space and Missile Defense Command leads Army into space

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama -- For Soldiers looking to take their career to the ultimate height -- literally -- the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command oversees Functional Area 40, or FA40, the Space Operations Officer and Army Space Cadre development and management selection for Soldiers looking to transition to a career in space.

Army scientist studies thunderstorms to improve battlefield missions

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
An Army scientist working at the Army Research Laboratory has discovered a new pattern in the evolution of thunderstorms that can be used to better predict how weather and the environment will affect Army assets such as unmanned aerial systems on the battlefield.

Sustainment Brigade Soldiers bring Thanksgiving cheer to fellow troops in Afghanistan

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- What defines a holiday? The time spent with families, the happiness of the season and, undoubtedly, the meals. For the Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, currently deployed to Afghanistan, their 2017 Thanksgiving will give them a new take on what the holidays mean during their nine-month tour.

Preserving history: Fort Riley, Native American tribes partner to protect sacred sites, artifacts

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
Before Fort Riley was a post or even a camp, before homesteaders filled the area and began farming, there were the Native American tribes who called the Great Plains their home.

Soldiers ready to defend the homeland with domestic response training at Exercise Vigilant Shield

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Ghostly underground tunnels. Murky sewers. Collapsed buildings. These are just a few of the obstacles that 10th Mountain Division Soldiers faced recently during exercise Vigilant Shield 18 here.

'Going back to the center': Army Aviation unified around Soldiers' needs

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:00am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram, commander, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, presented a unified front for readiness and sustainment during his keynote address to defense industry representatives at the Army Aviation Association of America symposium here on Nov. 15.

Deployed Soldiers get 100 tons of meats, good eats, in advance of Thanksgiving

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:00am
Some 183,600 Soldiers are spending the Thanksgiving holiday deployed in 140 countries around the globe, supporting combatant commanders and protecting America's vital strategic interests.