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Rapid prototyping to help US Army deter Russian aggression in Europe

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- If the unthinkable were to unfold in Europe, the Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment would be among the first in line to respond. Recognizing the potential consequences of Russian aggression, tactics and capabilities, the Army has targeted the 2nd Cavalry Regiment to receive several advanced technologies designed to bridge gaps against the near-peer threat. This quick response is not Army acquisition business as usual, but instead uses rapid prototyping to accelerate interim solutions to Soldiers until the long-term programs of record arrive.

The Army's newest badge awarded to Old Guard Soldiers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. --The Military Horseman Identification Badge, the Army's newest badge since 2014's Instructor Badge, was awarded for the first time to ten members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, Caisson Platoon, on Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept 29, 2017, at Conmy Hall.

Soldiers find mix of austerity, comfort in eastern Europe

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- "Spartan Plus Wi-Fi" is a term the Army uses to describe what Soldiers can expect to find in austere training locations like Camp Mihail Kogalniceanu in Romania and Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria.

At the ready: uncertain tasks aim to rattle well-trained Soldiers at Best Warrior

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Perhaps the most certain thing competitors will face in this year's Army Best Warrior Competition is uncertainty.

Army initiates new network modernization plan to enhance cyber capabilities

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- As the Army introduces concepts such as the multi-domain battle (MDB) into joint operations, it also examines how its current network requires modification in order to support warfighters from multiple services in varying areas of operations and with numerous network and cyber challenges.

Army, DOD continue to provide more response capacity to Puerto Rico

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department continues to deploy more response capacity to Puerto Rico to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's need for a commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and sustained medical support for the island's residents, Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement yesterday.

Army aviators bring their expertise to Romania in medevac exercises

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- When Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade arrived here in March, they hit the ground running -- or in this case, they hit the air flying. Within just 24 hours of landing here in their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, the battalion conducted an air-assault mission with Romanian counterparts, said Capt. Jeff Timmick, Company B commander.

Colorado Soldier takes 'service before self' to the utmost

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00am
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- "The only gift is a portion of thyself," wrote the famous American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. For Colorado Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Atosha McGregor, her gift was truly a portion of herself, in the form of a bone marrow donation.

U.S. Army veteran cycles to recovery, runs to gold at Invictus Games

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00am
TORONTO -- For U.S. Army veteran Sean Johnson, his first Invictus Games have been nothing short of awesome. "It's like Warrior Games (DoD) at a whole different level," said Johnson. "This is really athletes at their best."

US Soldiers, South Korea conduct first combined short range air defense exercise on Korean Peninsula

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00am
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers assigned to 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment partnered with Republic of Korea forces for the first combined short range air defense training event on the Korean Peninsula.

Army Corps of Engineers' Readiness Support Center provides critical hurricane relief support

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00am
MOBILE, Ala. -- It was a Saturday afternoon in September, a time when Joel Hendrix would usually be at his home settling in to watch Alabama college football. Instead, he, his wife Beth, two dogs and cat were driving 2,600 miles in five days from a 120-day assignment in the Army Corps' of Engineers South Pacific Division back to the South Atlantic Division, all the while sending emails and making phone calls as he closely monitored Hurricane Irma as it made landfall across Florida.

Soldier ready to defend gold, support fellow troops at Invictus Games

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:00am
TORONTO -- As fans lined up for photos and autographs, Tony Pone, a medically retired Army specialist who earned gold medals in the men's shot put and discus at his first Invictus Games, just smiled and took it all in at the York-Lions Stadium here.

Special Forces train Soldiers in complex fires and maneuvers for battlefield readiness

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:00am
FORT CARSON, Colo. -- 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently completed training with members of their Group Support Battalion (GSB) in complex joint fires and maneuver exercises at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada Aug. 27 to Sept. 09.

Army, DOD officials provide update on hurricane relief efforts

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- In Puerto Rico, enhanced communications and completed assessments are providing a clearer picture of the extent of the storm damage and the magnitude of the response challenge, Defense Department spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said yesterday.

The 'Year of Execution': U.S. Army Europe rotational forces in action

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:00am
WIESBADEN, Germany -- "This is all about deterrence," said Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe. "To deter, you have to have real capability and demonstrate the will to use that capability."

Latina helicopter pilot flying high in Army National Guard

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00am
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- 1st Lt. Sophia Matias flies UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and is the only Hispanic-American pilot in the Illinois National Guard.

With Puerto Rico on their minds, Soldiers remain focused on key missile defense mission

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00am
FORT GREELY, Ala. -- Thousands of miles from home, Staff Sgt. Jamie Montes wishes he could be back in Puerto Rico to help his family recover after Hurricane Maria pummeled the Caribbean island last week and left it in disarray.

Army cross-functional teams to pave streamlined path for Next Generation Combat Vehicles

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The Army's current fleet of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles will retain combat overmatch against threat combat vehicles for years to come, but it is clear that the Abrams and Bradley will eventually reach limits in terms of size, weight, and power. That's why the Army is preparing to meet the challenges of developing the Next Generation of Combat Vehicles by establishing a cross-functional team, or CFT, at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, based in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Army, DOD support Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Army, Defense Department and partner agencies are supporting ongoing assessment and response operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said yesterday in a statement.

"Ramba" is first female Puerto Rican general officer in US Army Reserve

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:00am
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Brig. Gen. Irene Zoppi is the first Puerto Rican woman promoted to the rank of general in the U.S. Army Reserve. She received the star during her promotion ceremony at Fort Meade on Aug. 28, 2017.