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Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.

President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00pm
President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.

Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.

Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.

Continental Congress authorizes Army

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:00pm
When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.

NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:00pm
Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.

Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.

'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

MacArthur Leadership Awards go to 28 officers

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army chief of staff recognized 28 company-grade commissioned and warrant officers for epitomizing the ideals of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards -- duty, honor, country -- during a standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium, June 30, 2014.

U.S. Air Defense doctrine release marks 'cornerstone' in South Korea/U.S. interoperability

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00pm
The commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade presented the Republic of Korea Air Force Air Defense Missile Command with the historic release of U.S. Air and Missile Defense doctrine specifically approved for South Korea's Patriot force, May 29, 2014, at the Air Defense Missile Command headquarters at Osan Air Base, South Korea.

173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Paratroopers are intimately familiar with the timeline of an airborne operation: arrive at the staging area, strap a parachute to your back, attach your rucksack and equipment between your legs, receive a jumpmaster inspection, wait for ages, load the aircraft, fly and finally jump.

Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.

Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool'

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Researchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., have been testing a body-worn microclimate cooling system that allows crew members to move around inside the aircraft without tripping on tethers, and to exit the aircraft while still being cooled.

Army vice chief conducts first Facebook Soldier for Life town hall

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell took questions "virtually" from the field for an hour, May 29, 2014, on a variety of subjects related to the Soldier for Life campaign.

Combat vets look back on Strike Brigade deployment

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
A few months into their historic first operational deployment from South Korea, many of the Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Strike Brigade," were asking their commander the same question: Where are we going next?

Is the Army a business?

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
The director of the Army Office of Business Transformation asked members of the Association of the U.S. Army at its 270th Institute of Land Warfare breakfast May 28, 2014, whether they thought the Army was a business.

21st TSC assists with 'Sky Soldiers' deployment to Poland, Baltics

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command traveled to Poland and the Baltic States last month to help facilitate the arrival of paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," scheduled to conduct multinational training activities in those countries.

Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Military and federal employees from around the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington D.C., May 21, 2014.