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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.