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China-U.S. cooperating on natural disaster mitigation, says top Army engineer

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cooperating with China on a number of fronts involving areas of mutual interest, such as storm and earthquake mitigation, according to the USACE commander.

NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

Researchers enable next generation of Army's construction simulation

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
U.S. Army researchers are developing technologies to enable the next generation of simulators for training uniformed construction and combat engineers.

Navy Bands kick—off 2014 Fleet Week New York festivities

US Navy News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:07pm
The Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble and the U.S. Fleet Forces Band kicked—off Fleet Week New York with a free concert in Bryant Park, May 20, featuring a wide variety of musical styles including traditional concert band literature, pop, Jazz and patriotic favorites.

Transportation Chief: Atrophied deployment skills must be bolstered

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army has been at war for nearly 13 years now in Afghanistan. And while many units have deployed, some multiple times, Army leaders say units may be lacking the pre-deployment readiness skills that will be necessary for future operations.

SecArmy: Land Command making advancements for NATO

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
During a visit to Turkey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reinforced U.S. commitment to NATO's Allied Land Command, and received briefings from its leadership on progress made since the command was formed in 2012.

Tail as important as tooth in combat, says top logistician

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
"I truly understand we want the pointy end of the spear and a lot of trigger pullers; but just saying 'reduce the tail, reduce the tail,'" is a risky proposition, said Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, deputy chief of staff, G-4, referring to the "tooth-to-tail" ratio.

U.S. team victorious at international marksmanship competition

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
For the first time in 20 years, American marksmen won bragging rights at Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Europe's premiere inter-military shooting event.

Battle Lab assessing smartphone technology

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Soon, seeing what's around a corner or in a building could be as easy as the touch of a button on a smart phone for Soldiers on the small-unit level.

Army crowns top tank crew

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Fort Benning's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, beat out 16 other tank crews May 15, 2014, to win the second biennial Sullivan Cup competition on Harmony Church, at Fort Benning, Ga.

Army develops smoke screens for future battles

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict.

Center for Service Support Encourages Safety, Smart Choices During Memorial Day Weekend

US Navy News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:32pm
Center for Service Support (CSS) is urging Sailors, Department of the Navy (DoN) civilians and their families to be safe this Memorial Day weekend.

CNP Talks Stability and Sea Duty in Sasebo

US Navy News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:46am
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) visited forward deployed fleet units in Sasebo, Japan to meet with Sailors and families May 19 and 20.

Vice Chief: Sustainment innovation key to Army of tomorrow

US Army - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Logistics innovations are needed "to match the advances that we're trying to make with our combat forces," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell.

Contracting panel addresses initiatives, challenges

US Army - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Army and industry leaders discussed the important role of contracting in support of future forces in a panel at the Association of the U.S. Army's "Sustaining Force 2025" seminar in Arlington, Va., May 20, 2014.

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.