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First Lady, Sailors Celebrate PCU Illinois' Keel Laying

US Navy News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:28pm
First Lady Michelle Obama's initials were welded onto a metal plate as Sailors from Pre—Commissioning Unit Illinois (SSN 786) looked on during a keel—laying ceremony for the new fast—attack submarine, June 2.

SECNAV Formally Names USS Tripoli

US Navy News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:21am
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus formally named USS Tripoli (LHA 7) May 30 during an evening parade hosted by Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos at Marine Barracks Washington.

MacArthur Leadership Awards go to 28 officers

US Army - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00pm
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.

U.S. Air Defense doctrine release marks 'cornerstone' in South Korea/U.S. interoperability

US Army - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00pm
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.

Navy Swaps Dallas, Norfolk Inactivation Dates

US Navy News - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:04pm
Today, the Navy announced changes to the inactivation timelines for two Los Angeles—class submarines that are scheduled to retire from active service.

173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump

US Army - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:00pm
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.

Essex Conducts Change of Command

US Navy News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:51pm
A change of command ceremony was held aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), May 28 where Capt. Peter M. Mantz relieved Capt. Joker L. Jenkins as Essex's commanding officer.

SSLA Women's Leadership Symposium Registrations Available for Norfolk Sailors

US Navy News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:49pm
Nearly 400 Navy—funded registrations are now available for Sailors to attend the Sea Services Leadership Association (SSLA) 27th Annual Joint Women's Leadership Symposium (JWLS).

Employers Learn Benefits of Hiring Wounded Warriors and Veterans

US Navy News - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:01am
Employers from across the country attended the 4th annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference, May 28—29 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

US Army - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
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.

Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool'

US Army - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
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 conducts first Facebook Soldier for Life town hall

US Army - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
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.

Combat vets look back on Strike Brigade deployment

US Army - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:00pm
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?

Is the Army a business?

US Army - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
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.

21st TSC assists with 'Sky Soldiers' deployment to Poland, Baltics

US Army - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
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.

Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games

US Army - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
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.

Kosovo's Task Force Medical works to establish food sanitation system

US Army - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Members of Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical invited Kosovo's food inspectors to their food handlers class on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, May 19, 2014, to help lay a foundation for a long lasting system in a region.

Odierno to NIE 14.2 Soldiers, Marines: Joint Operations are future

US Army - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno thanked joint and coalition partners for their contributions that made Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 a success.

Problem solvers tackle Army complexity

US Army - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
The complexity of the Army makes it difficult sometimes to articulate its needs and missions, said Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson at the service's annual Force Management seminar, at the Pentagon, May 28, 2014.

Soldiers test skills, Army Mountaineering Kit against North America's tallest peak

US Army - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Seven Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, arrived at Kahiltna Glacier Base Camp, May 21, 2014, in preparation for their ascent of Mount McKinley, Alaska, the highest peak in North America.