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VCSA: Fiscal constraints mean 'greater risk' in modernization

US Army - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:00pm
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell said the Army is reducing its end strength as "rapidly and as responsibly," while doing its best to meet its operational requirements, during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Airland, April 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

SMA lists 'Top 5' concerns of Soldiers

US Army - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:00pm
Possible changes to military retirement ranks as the number-one concern of Soldiers, the Army's top enlisted member told senators during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, personnel subcommittee, April 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Former President Clinton Delivers Forrestal Lecture at Naval Academy

US Navy News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:21pm
Former President William J. Clinton delivered remarks to the Brigade of Midshipmen, staff, faculty and guests at the Naval Academy, April 8, as a part of the 54th Annual Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC).

Navy Releases FY14 Aviation Career Continuation Pay Rates

US Navy News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:41am
Qualified Navy aviators can receive up to $125,000 in bonuses announced in a message released April 8.

International sniper competition tests top shooters' tactical skills

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
Sniper teams from around the globe converged on the Special Forces Sniper Course at Fort Bragg, N.C., to put their skills to the test in this year's United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition.

Installation Management Command welcomes new commander

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
Lt. Gen. David Halverson took command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter during a ceremony April 8, 2014, on MacArthur Parade Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Exchange warns shoppers about used-vehicle scams

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army & Exchange Service is warning military shoppers about scammers posing as service members offering to broker the sale of used boats, cars and motorcycles through the Exchange.

Odierno: Army faces 'tough' choices in uncertain fiscal times

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
The chief of staff of the Army told senators "tough" choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times, and up to 46 percent of active brigade combat teams might need to be cut if full sequestration hits in 2016, during a hearing, April 8, 2014, on the active Army and Reserve force mix related to the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program.

CSA: Army has much to learn about what happened, why at Fort Hood

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
The chief of staff of the Army said there is still much to learn about what happened at Fort Hood, Texas, and why, but changes made after a 2009 shooting spree prevented the tragedy from being "much worse.

Saber Guardian 2014: Forces from 12 nations cap exercise in Bulgaria

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
After a week of scenario-driven, computer-based humanitarian assistance operations, exercise Saber Guardian 2014 officially came to end, April 3, 2014.

Wiesbaden aviators support president's visit to Europe

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
Wiesbaden's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, provided support to President Barack Obama and his entourage of White House press corps, Secret Service and other support personnel during a visit to Europe March 18-26. The 1-214th sent 26 Soldiers, six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and five UC-35 jets to escort the presidential party.

Champoux: Alliance serves as 'insurance policy'

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance serves as an "insurance policy" for the global economy by maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.

Soldier battling cancer 'carries on' for the fallen

US Army - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
It has become a familiar, symbolic sight -- Capt. Justin Fitch walking along local roads, carrying his rucksack.

Service Chiefs' Update Begins 2014 Sea—Air—Space Expo

US Navy News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:16pm
The 49th Annual 2014 Navy League Sea—Air—Space Exposition began at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. with an official opening ceremony, April 7.

CNO Talks Payloads, Platforms and Joint Operability at Sea—Air—Space Expo

US Navy News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:12pm
The Navy's top admiral joined his sea service counterparts to discuss the importance of the sea services at the Sea—Air—Space Service Chief Update Panel April 7.

All Systems Go: Navy's Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

US Navy News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:02am
Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer.

Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight with Fuel From the Sea Concept

US Navy News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:11am
Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrated proof—of—concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

US Navy News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:07am
The U.S. Navy plans to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016, the service announced today.

US 7th Fleet MH370 Update

US Navy News - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:20am
The U.S. Navy team operating the towed pinger locator (TPL) onboard Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield detected pinging signals, April 6. The detected signals are consistent with sounds that would come from a black box.

Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace 'new normal' in fight against cancer

US Army - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:00pm
With his doctor's permission and the unexpected company of his wife, Heather, Fort Bragg Soldier Col. Lenny Kness, chief of staff, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), stayed on track and they ran side-by-side through the streets of the nation's capital. For the first time that they could remember, the couple slowed down to enjoy the scenery, wave to people and slap hands along the way.