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Transportation Chief: Atrophied deployment skills must be bolstered

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army has been at war for nearly 13 years now in Afghanistan. And while many units have deployed, some multiple times, Army leaders say units may be lacking the pre-deployment readiness skills that will be necessary for future operations.

SecArmy: Land Command making advancements for NATO

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
During a visit to Turkey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reinforced U.S. commitment to NATO's Allied Land Command, and received briefings from its leadership on progress made since the command was formed in 2012.

Tail as important as tooth in combat, says top logistician

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
"I truly understand we want the pointy end of the spear and a lot of trigger pullers; but just saying 'reduce the tail, reduce the tail,'" is a risky proposition, said Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, deputy chief of staff, G-4, referring to the "tooth-to-tail" ratio.

U.S. team victorious at international marksmanship competition

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
For the first time in 20 years, American marksmen won bragging rights at Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Europe's premiere inter-military shooting event.

Battle Lab assessing smartphone technology

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Soon, seeing what's around a corner or in a building could be as easy as the touch of a button on a smart phone for Soldiers on the small-unit level.

Army crowns top tank crew

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Fort Benning's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, beat out 16 other tank crews May 15, 2014, to win the second biennial Sullivan Cup competition on Harmony Church, at Fort Benning, Ga.

Army develops smoke screens for future battles

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict.

Vice Chief: Sustainment innovation key to Army of tomorrow

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Logistics innovations are needed "to match the advances that we're trying to make with our combat forces," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell.

Contracting panel addresses initiatives, challenges

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Army and industry leaders discussed the important role of contracting in support of future forces in a panel at the Association of the U.S. Army's "Sustaining Force 2025" seminar in Arlington, Va., May 20, 2014.

Secretary of the Army commends 'Sky Soldiers' in Lithuania

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Rukla, Lithuania, May 18, 2014, during an official visit to assess the results of the brigade's recent unscheduled deployment to the Baltic nations and Poland.

Army software researchers develop MRAP simulator

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Army software engineers faced a challenge: Saving Soldiers' lives. With the development of new simulation applications, Soldiers can now use advanced computers to train for worst-case scenarios.

Explosives detection kit ready to enter new acquisition phase

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
A small, easy-to-use and lightweight explosive screening kit continues to move forward toward full fielding as a means to provide Soldiers with the capability to screen for suspected homemade explosive materials.

McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

Army watercraft prove ability, benefit of enduring presence in Pacific

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Two crews of Army watercraft operators are wrapping up a five-month mission at the end of May that successfully demonstrates how operationalizing the unique Army capability in the Pacific contributes to that team effort.

Balikatan culminates in 'fire and fury'

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
About 250 Philippine and U.S. infantrymen participated in a battalion field training exercise at the end of Balikatan 2014, at Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Philippines, May 14-15, 2014.

Veterans remember historic 'Strike Brigade' deployment

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
When notice arrived that he was deploying to Iraq, 1st Lt. Scott McCullough was ready to return from his year-long tour with the 2nd Infantry Division, in South Korea.

Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

'Soldiers' take on Godzilla

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
Several dozen Soldiers, with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), got a treat May 15, 2014, when they watched a preview of "Godzilla," a film the Army helped support with technical advice.

SecArmy McHugh discusses strategic capabilities with U.S. Army Europe

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
The Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe had the opportunity May 16, 2014, to gain Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh's insights into the command's strategic capabilities and activities in Poland and the Baltics.

Army inducts self-propelled howitzer into low-rate initial production

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army's capability to project land power grew this week with the induction of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and its companion M992A3 carrier ammunition tracked vehicle into low-rate initial production at Anniston Army Depot, Ala.