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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.

Japanese Prime Minister and CNO Discuss Maritime Cooperation

US Navy News - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:24pm
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, May 27 in Abe's office to discuss regional security and maritime partnership opportunities between the United States and Japan.

Automotive engineers explore future mobility, protection

US Army - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:00pm
When Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center earlier this year, he said, "We don't know where the next contingency will be, but there will be another contingency."

Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

US Army - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:00pm
With an unprecedented level of Joint and international involvement, Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations which focused on improvement and simplification of the Army's networked capabilities, came to a close May 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

US Army - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:00pm
U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II.

Secretary of the Army performs impromptu re-enlistment in Latvia

US Army - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:00pm
When Secretary of the Army John McHugh challenged members of the Michigan National Guard May 20, 2014, to "ask me anything," during a luncheon and discussion at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, it's unlikely he was prepared for what came next.

Tens of thousands draw attention to POWs, MIAs as part of Rolling Thunder XXVII

US Army - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 11:00pm
As part of the Rolling Thunder XXVII motorcycle rally, tens of thousands of veterans and their supports gathered on their motorcycles this Memorial Day weekend in the nation's capital to draw attention to service members who may still be prisoners of war, or who are still missing in action.

Naval War College Strengthens Asia—Pacific Partnership

US Navy News - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:59pm
More than 100 Naval War College Alumni and guests from 14 different countries discussed important Indo—Asia—Pacific issues at the NWC 10th Regional Alumni Symposium in Manila, Philippines, May 21—23.

2014 Memorial Day Message

US Navy News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:52pm
The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens reflects on Memorial Day.

Naval Academy Class of 2014 Graduates

US Navy News - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:54am
An estimated 30,000 people filled the Navy—Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 23 to witness the swearing in of the U.S. military's newest officers.

Old Guard Soldiers honor fallen with flags at Arlington graves

US Army - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Across Arlington National Cemetery this weekend, adjacent to each of the often stark white, simple grave stones, a tiny American flag has been placed into the ground as a tribute to the service and sacrifice of the nation's fallen service members who rest there.