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Army researchers measure quality of life

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Researchers from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Consumer Research Team have devised a way to measure and model warfighter quality of life in base camps serving fewer than 1,000 personnel.

'Sky Soldiers' conduct aerial resupply in Latvia

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) planned and executed an aerial resupply mission at Adazi Drop Zone, Latvia, May 2, 2014.

Advocacy program established for victims

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:00pm
The Secretary of the Army fully established a special victim's advocacy program Nov. 1, 2013, that entitles victims of sexual assault to legal representation from the moment the victim reports the crime through the conclusion of all legal proceedings against the alleged perpetrator.

Acupuncture helping reduce use of pain killers in Army

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:00pm
Acupuncture and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine are helping reduce the use of opioids to block pain in Army patients, the service's assistant surgeon general said.

Students work with Natick researchers to create prototype female-friendly rucksack hip belt

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:00pm
An all-female team of four students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute recently developed a design to make the Army-issued rucksack hip belt more comfortable for female Soldiers.

Three Soldiers credited with rescue on Black River

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:00pm
What had been planned as an evening of fishing for three 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers, turned into a courageous, yet bittersweet, rescue on a local river.

U.S. Army Europe commander visits 'Sky Soldiers' in Baltics

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:00pm
The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe visited paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), April 29-30, 2014, participating in unscheduled exercises in Lithuania and Latvia.

Three Fort Drum Soldiers credited with rescuing woman from Black River

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:00pm
What had been planned to be an evening of fishing for three 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers turned into a courageous, yet bittersweet, rescue of a young woman from a frigid river.

DOD releases 2013 Annual Report on sexual assault

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:00pm
The Department of Defense issued new initiatives May 1, 2014, designed to continue its efforts to eliminate sexual assault in the military, directed implementation of an updated sexual assault prevention strategy and released its annual report on sexual assault in the military for fiscal year 2013.

'Soldier for Life' website to be new online home for retirees

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army's "Soldier for Life" website, launched May 1, 2014, is designed to be a new online home for retired Soldiers.

Competition, camaraderie build confidence for Fort Carson wounded warriors

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:00pm
Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held a Commander's Stakes sporting event April 15-17, 2014, that helped Soldiers in the unit build camaraderie and confidence and helped them qualify and prepare for the upcoming Warrior Games.

Storied 'Currahees' prepare to inactivate

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:00pm
Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion; the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment; the 801st Brigade Support Battalion; the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment; and the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); cased their colors during an inactivation ceremony, April 25, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Former MP continues 'To Protect and Serve' as Apache aviator

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:00pm
Having lived the "To Protect and Serve" motto as a military police officer, Capt. Megan S. Reading continues to serve and protect, as an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.

European NCOs discuss Ukraine, bonds with U.S.

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Building strong bonds with soldiers from other countries is a "huge combat multiplier for us," Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III told a gathering of top enlisted from armies around the world.

Natick researchers develop combat cooler

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Army researchers answered the call for insulated bottled water containers for Soldiers in the field. The result may be a life-saving product to protect Soldiers in vehicles during combat missions when water bottles could become dangerous projectiles during explosions.

173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland, Baltics for unscheduled exercises

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Approximately 600 paratroopers, from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), deployed for training rotations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, April 23-28, 2014, to enhance ongoing military-to-military relationships and demonstrate assurance of America's commitment to its NATO allies.

No need for commission to study Army restructuring, leaders say

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:00pm
The fiscal year 2015 Army budget submitted to Congress "is lean, stark but critical to meeting the needs of our nation and our Soldiers," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

'Apps on a map' link the command post, mounted, dismounted Soldiers

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Today's consumers enjoy both a common look and feel and interoperability between their computers, tablets and smartphones. Through recent advances in the Common Operating Environment, the Army is well on its way to providing these same capabilities to Soldiers.

Army wants Soldiers to know ins, outs of using, transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00pm
While the Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits program has been available since 2009, many Soldiers have not taken advantage of this great program.

Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans looking for a job, or employers looking for qualified candidates, may link up with each other at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, to be held May 28-29, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.