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80th Training Command instructor competition underway

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
Six Soldiers from the 102nd and 94th Training Divisions are participating in the 80th Training Command's (TASS) eighth Instructor of the Year competition at the 100th Training Division (OS) headquarters at Fort Knox, Ky., Jan. 6, 2014.

Picatinny counters Unmanned Aerial System threats

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
As the military use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems has increased dramatically, including by entities that may pose a threat to the United States, scientists at Picatinny Arsenal are part of the effort to counter potential threats to U.S. armed forces by such systems.

Legislation changing UCMJ, especially for sex crimes

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
The National Defense Authorization Act, passed last month, requires sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, particularly in cases of rape and sexual assault.

California Guard veteran fights back against military suicides

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:00am
When it comes to veterans committing suicide, Save A Warrior founder Jake Clark minces no words.

Soldiers handle live demolitions, make improvised charges during Kuwait training

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00am
Soldiers of 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, handled live demolitions and made improvised charges during training at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 30, 2013.

Dragoons advise, prep Afghan police for upcoming elections

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00am
Troopers with Combined Task Force Dragoon continue their mission of advising Afghan National Security Forces in preparation for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

Army conducting joint study to improve bone health in military personnel

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00am
Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Trainee Health Surveillance Flight 559th Medical Group's Basic Military Training Team at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to determine whether increased vitamin D and calcium intake can improve bone health in military personnel.

Combining network management tools makes managing network easier, saves money

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00am
The Army is moving to simplify and reduce the number of network management tools its communication officers use to manage the tactical communications network, moving from deliveries of stove-piped tool sets across various systems and echelons to an integrated system.

Mass. Guard mobilizes to support severe snowstorm

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00am
Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick mobilized nearly 400 Soldiers and Airmen of the Massachusetts National Guard early Thursday morning in response to a severe January snowstorm that dumped nearly two-feet of snow in areas of Central and Western Massachusetts.

Bullet-stopping helmet returned to Soldier at All-American Bowl

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00am
When former Army Spc. Chance Darby was reunited in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2013, with the Advanced Combat Helmet that saved his life in Afghanistan, he said the headgear had successfully stopped an enemy rifle bullet, but left him with two big headaches.

AER begins accepting scholarship applications

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:00am
Army Emergency Relief has opened its scholarship application period for the 2014-15 school year.

Army Cadet draws on personal experience at Army National Combine

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:00am
Like a seasoned leader, Travis Watson is barking out orders, moving back and forth and gesturing all at once as he directs a group of high school football players on the field in the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Performance Triad warm-up changes prepare body to perform

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:00am
The Army substituted static stretches for the more dynamic Preparatory Drill with the introduction of the Physical Readiness Training program. Now, the Performance Triad encourages Soldiers to prepare to perform every time they hit the gym, not just during unit physical training.

Engineer troops wrap up 2013 by improving ranges, mitigating brush-fire risk

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:00am
Troops from the 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, answered the call from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and Range Control Department in December, completing a week-long berm-improvement mission at the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, range, where recurring brush fires have started.

Army team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons afloat

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:00am
Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

Contracting command members support OCSJX-14

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:00am
Approximately 100 Soldiers and civilian members from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the more than 500 taking part in the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014, scheduled for Jan. 7-31, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Army civilians praised for expertise in support of U.N. mission

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:00am
Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal accompanied Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall to meet with Army civilians responsible for installing the Field Deployable Hydrolysis Systems aboard the U.S. Navy's MV Cape Ray, in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 2, 2014.

U.S. Army All-American plays to honor dad

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:00am
Alabama golden boy, Shaun Hamilton, will join the ranks of great All-American linebackers at the 14th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 4, 2014.

Afghan National Security Forces prepare for upcoming elections

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:00am
With the elections just a few months way, Afghan National Security Forces are redoubling their efforts to secure them against the enemies of Afghanistan.

Brooke Army Medical Center delivers San Antonio's first baby of 2014

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:00am
Born at 12:03 a.m., Jan. 1, 2014, the birth of Zane Huesca Rodriguez not only marked the first baby of the year for Brooke Army Medical Center, but also the first of the year for San Antonio.