Aug. 28, 2017
‘Iron Brigade’ Soldiers Hone Readiness at Grafenwoehr Exercise
GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany —
The Combined Resolve IX live-fire exercise involved about 2,000 soldiers and enhanced the readiness of U.S. Army Europe’s regionally allocated land and aviation forces to deter aggression in Europe while supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Face of Defense: Son of Fallen Guardsman Enlists on Parents' Anniversary
RICHMOND, Va. —
In front of friends and family, Pvt. Paul David Kelly, 19, raised his right hand and enlisted into the Virginia Army National Guard, twenty years after his parents married and 10 years after losing his father in Iraq. Both of his parents served in the military and following in their footsteps was always one of his goals, Kelly said.
Aug. 25, 2017
Army Paratroopers Test New Artillery Targeting System at Fort Bragg
FORT BRAGG, N.C. —
Army forward observers at Fort Bragg, N.C., are testing a new piece of targeting equipment called the Joint Effects Targeting System, or JETS.
Aug. 23, 2017
Army Seeks Gamers’ Input to Help Shape Future Force
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
The Army is seeking soldiers to provide feedback about weapons, vehicles, tactics and team organization through online gameplay in order to contribute to the development of the future force.
Aug. 18, 2017
Medical Exercise in Cameroon Enhances Army Readiness
GAROUA, Cameroon —
The U.S. Army Africa-led Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-5 in Cameroon gave U.S. Army medical professionals a chance to work at a partnered nation's established and alternatively resourced medical facility, shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts.
Aug. 8, 2017
Army Reservist Leads the Way for West Point Cadets
WEST POINT, N.Y. —
Army Sgt. Gregory Girard, a reservist with the 3rd Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment from Saco, Maine, teaches the fundamentals of soldiering to future Army officers at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Aug. 3, 2017
Network Integration Exercise Prepares Soldiers for Future Combat
FORT BLISS, Texas —
Along with testing new equipment, Network Integration Evaluation 17.2 creates an opportunity for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and other participating units to increase their readiness through realistic and demanding scenarios against peer or near-peer threats.
Aug. 1, 2017
Pentagon Enshrines Medal of Honor Soldier in Hall of Heroes
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Army leaders presided over a standing-room-only ceremony to induct Medal of Honor recipient James C. McCloughan into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.
July 24, 2017
Soldiers Prove Mettle, Readiness in Talisman Saber
QUEENSLAND, Australia —
The U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Division trained alongside their Australian counterparts during Talisman Saber 17, a multinational exercise held in Australia every other year. Troops from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Japan trained alongside Americans from all military branches.
July 21, 2017
New Mission Command Fosters More Agile, Lethal Army
FORT BRAGG, N.C. —
En Route Mission Command delivers critical in-flight mission command, plane-to-plane and plane-to-ground network communications and situational awareness onboard the aircraft, so commanders can continue planning en route and their paratroopers are well prepared to jump into potentially hostile territory.