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DOD releases 2013 Annual Report on sexual assault

US Army - 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

US Army - 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

US Army - 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

US Army - 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

US Army - 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.

US Army - 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

US Army - 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

US Army - 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

US Army - 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

US Army - 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.

SECNAV Holds Global All Hands Call

US Navy News - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:55am
The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus addressed Sailors and Marines during a live, global all hands call April 29.

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

US Army - 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

US Army - 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.

Army honors NFL chief, Walmart exec, two non-profits

US Army - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a special Twilight Tattoo, April 28, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., to salute four civilians who have helped wounded warriors, supported war fighters, and launched an initiative to hire veterans,

South Korea, U.S. leaders discuss integrating women into field artillery

US Army - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, visited the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School in Jangsung, South Korea, April 1, 2014, to discuss integrating women into the field artillery career field.

Angkor Sentinel 2014 kicks off with opening ceremony

US Army - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00pm
U.S. and Cambodian forces attended the opening ceremony at Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, April 20, 2014, for Angkor Sentinel 2014, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Army and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

Leading scholar supports U.S. troops in Korea

US Army - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:00pm
During the Korean War, a young South Korean boy walked a mile to school every day inside the last defensive perimeter between enemy forces and United Nations Command troops.

Pacific Partnership Brings New Look to Multilateral Mission

US Navy News - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 8:54pm
The U.S. Navy's ninth multilateral Pacific Partnership mission will include an enhanced role for Japan, and simultaneous seaborne and airborne phases, to improve disaster response preparedness in five Southeast Asia host nations beginning in late May.

Earth Day event plants seeds for conservation

US Army - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Earth Day presented the perfect opportunity to show more than 625 Huntsville, Ala., area students how the Huntsville Center supports the Army Energy Campaign Plan through specific renewable energy programs and projects.

Army increases in-flight situational awareness for rapid response forces

US Army - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:00pm
With help from the Army's new in-flight internet and mission command capability, commanders of Global Response Force units will be able to plan missions in the air, while their Soldiers receive operational updates and watch full-motion video of upcoming drop zones before their parachutes ever open.