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Secretary of the Army commends 'Sky Soldiers' in Lithuania

US Army - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Rukla, Lithuania, May 18, 2014, during an official visit to assess the results of the brigade's recent unscheduled deployment to the Baltic nations and Poland.

Army software researchers develop MRAP simulator

US Army - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Army software engineers faced a challenge: Saving Soldiers' lives. With the development of new simulation applications, Soldiers can now use advanced computers to train for worst-case scenarios.

Explosives detection kit ready to enter new acquisition phase

US Army - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
A small, easy-to-use and lightweight explosive screening kit continues to move forward toward full fielding as a means to provide Soldiers with the capability to screen for suspected homemade explosive materials.

McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

US Army - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

Army watercraft prove ability, benefit of enduring presence in Pacific

US Army - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Two crews of Army watercraft operators are wrapping up a five-month mission at the end of May that successfully demonstrates how operationalizing the unique Army capability in the Pacific contributes to that team effort.

Balikatan culminates in 'fire and fury'

US Army - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
About 250 Philippine and U.S. infantrymen participated in a battalion field training exercise at the end of Balikatan 2014, at Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Philippines, May 14-15, 2014.

Spring Advancement Quotas Released for Active Duty and FTS Petty Officers

US Navy News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 8:15am
More than 20,000 Sailors will advance to E4, E5, and E6 with the release of the spring petty officer advancement results later this week.

Veterans remember historic 'Strike Brigade' deployment

US Army - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
When notice arrived that he was deploying to Iraq, 1st Lt. Scott McCullough was ready to return from his year-long tour with the 2nd Infantry Division, in South Korea.

Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

US Army - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

'Soldiers' take on Godzilla

US Army - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
Several dozen Soldiers, with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), got a treat May 15, 2014, when they watched a preview of "Godzilla," a film the Army helped support with technical advice.

SecArmy McHugh discusses strategic capabilities with U.S. Army Europe

US Army - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
The Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe had the opportunity May 16, 2014, to gain Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh's insights into the command's strategic capabilities and activities in Poland and the Baltics.

Army inducts self-propelled howitzer into low-rate initial production

US Army - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army's capability to project land power grew this week with the induction of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and its companion M992A3 carrier ammunition tracked vehicle into low-rate initial production at Anniston Army Depot, Ala.

Ordnance School small arms course on schedule to offer gunsmith certification

US Army - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
Soldiers training as small arms/artillery repairers will soon get the opportunity to earn a Gunsmith Certificate in Military Conventional Weapons credential upon graduation from advanced individual training.

Natick takes protective eyewear into future

US Army - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00pm
When it comes to the very best in vision protection for the warfighter, researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center make sure the eyes have it.

U.S. Fleet Forces Tours TSC and Learning Sites

US Navy News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:04pm
Training Support Center (TSC), Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit (CSCSU), Surface Warfare Officers School Unit (SWOSU), Center for EOD and Diving (CEODD), and Naval Special Warfare Center, Great Lakes hosted Adm. Bill E. Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, May 15.

Naval War College Conference Addresses Counterproliferation

US Navy News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:44am
Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is a major challenge to global security, and representatives from 21 nations addressed the problem this week during a meeting at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. that ended May 15.

Navy Sexual Assault Prevention Director Visits Sigonella, Discusses Progress

US Navy News - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:32am
The top civilian leading the fight against sexual assaults in the Navy and Marine Corps, Director, Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DON SAPRO) Jill Loftus, visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, May 12—14.

McHugh: Challenging multi-national training key to maintaining reserve-component readiness

US Army - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh said May 15, 2014, that continuing to offer challenging NATO exercises to National Guard units is key to maintaining the component as the nation's operational reserve.

Fort Leonard Wood MPs test new body armor vest

US Army - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:00pm
More than 20 Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., military police officers tested the regiment's newest body armor vests May 5-9, 2014.

U.S. Navy Helicopters Assist CAL FIRE in San Diego County Firefighting Efforts

US Navy News - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:14pm
Six flight crews from the "Merlins" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 provided firefighting support to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in response to wildfires throughout San Diego County May 15.