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West Point cadets drum up support in Pentagon

12-10-2010

Cadet Jake Severn, a drummer with the United States Military Academy Pep Band, is in his first year at West Point. He participated Dec. 10 in a pep rally at the Pentagon to support the school's Black Knights football team in advance of the Dec. 11 game against the Navy academy's Midshipmen.

Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command, met with female cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Dec. 10 at the Pentagon. The students were in at the building to drum up support for the school's Black Knight's football team, in advance of their Dec. 11 game against the Navy. Dunwoody is the first woman in the Department of Defence to achieve the rank of four-star general.

Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point stormed the Pentagon Dec. 10 to rally support for the Black Knights in advance of Saturday's football game against Navy's Midshipmen.



Ambassador addresses veterans, challenges of Marshall Islands

11-15-2010

Martha L. Campbell, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visits with children on Carlos Island, in the Kwajalein Atoll, Nov. 11.

Martha L. Campbell, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visits with children on Carlos Island, in the Kwajalein Atoll, Nov. 11.

Martha L. Campbell, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visits with children on Carlos Island, in the Kwajalein Atoll, Nov. 11.

Martha L. Campbell, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visits with children on Carlos Island, in the Kwajalein Atoll, Nov. 11.

Martha L. Campbell, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visits with children on Carlos Island, in the Kwajalein Atoll, Nov. 11.

Martha L. Campbell, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visits with children on Carlos Island, in the Kwajalein Atoll, Nov. 11.

Martha L. Campbell, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, visits with children on Carlos Island, in the Kwajalein Atoll, Nov. 11.



Army striving for 'net-zero' energy use

11-02-2010

The Army had several examples of energy-saving technologies on display, including a solar-powered water purifier and a tent with solar cells, during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.



Army sizing up its industrial base

11-01-2010

Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal talks with workers who assemble 120mm illuminating cartridges at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark.



Army will see more of same for years, CSA says

10-27-2010

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spoke Oct. 26 during the "Eisenhower Luncheon" at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition. He used the opportunity to provide an update on the status of the Army, including efforts to put the force back in balance and what Soldiers will be doing back at home when they are not deployed.



Army leaders at AUSA promise not to cut family programs

10-25-2010

During an opening presentation at the 2010 Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh discussed the Army's challenge of operating in a constrained budget environment as well as efforts to modernize the Army.



Army again beats yearly recruiting numbers, quality

10-13-2010

Maj. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commander of the U. S. Army Recruiting Command, administers the oath of enlistment to Army recruits in the courtyard of the Pentagon, Oct. 12.



Former POW now leading advocate for resilience training

09-22-2010

Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum speaks before a Master Resilience Training course at Fort Meade, Md.



Pentagon memorial draws visitors day, night, year-round

09-08-2010

Cynthia Koebeler and Brenda Abplanalp, coworkers and longtime friends from Indianapolis, Ind., visited the Pentagon Memorial park Sept. 7, just days before the ninth anniversary of the attack. The two both say the attacks have had an effect on the way they think and have brought them closer to their families.



Army eyes industry for energy efficiency alliances

08-31-2010

While visiting Ford Motor Company's research division, Aug. 27, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan met with Ford executives to discuss the Army's drive towards energy efficiency. During the Aug. 26-27 visit to Detroit, Westphal and Levin visited General Motors, the Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center and Ford Motor Company. In the foreground, a Ford-manufactured aluminum door frame that weighs substantially less than its steel cousin. The weight savings translates into fuel savings.

While visiting the Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, Aug. 26, Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, left, and Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, center, met with Steve Knott, of TARDEC's ground systems survivability division. Knott explained to the senator and the secretary new advances in lighter armor for Army combat vehicles. During the Aug. 26-27 visit to Detroit, Westphal and Levin visited General Motors, the TARDEC and Ford Motor Company.



'Sergeant Firewall' promotes information assurance at LandWarNet

08-09-2010

Sgt. 1st Class George Sandlin passes information about information assurance to a visitor at the Army IA booth at the recent 2010 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's "LandWarNet" conference in Tampa, Fla.



Building out network top priority for Army

08-03-2010

During the first day of the 2010 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's "LandWarNet" conference, Aug. 3, in Tampa, Fla., Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorenson, the Army chief information officer and G-6, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has recognized the importance of the Army information network as critical to the Army mission.



LandWarNet opens with 4 keys to Internet security

08-03-2010

During the first day of the 2010 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's "LandWarNet" conference, Aug. 3, in Tampa, Fla., Gen. Keith B. Alexander, commander, U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, discusses threats to the defense computer network and suggestions on how to secure it.



Soldiers mentor Scouts at 2010 National Scouts Jamboree

07-29-2010

Zach, with the Troop 714 of Fairbanks, Alaska, helps build a "monkey bridge" as part of earning his Pioneering Badge, during the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

Sgt. 1st Class Tony Abatecola, with the Rhode Island National Guard's 88th Army Band, helps Peter, with the Troop 425 from Trumbull, Conn., earn his Music Merit Badge, during the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

A Boy Scout at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., works to earn his Metalworking Merit Badge.



Mobile training team aims to bring resilience to Soldiers

07-13-2010

Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum spoke July 12 at Fort Meade, Md., before the start of the first Master Resilience Training course taught by a mobile training team.



McHugh: Focus must shift to 'generating force'

06-14-2010

Soldiers in Germany are debriefed after conducting a training operation where they entered a structure meant to simulate a home. When Soldiers are not assigned to a combatant commander, as in Iraq or Afghanistan, and their chain of command runs through the Army's chief of staff, they are considered part of the "generating force." Training, equipping, and sustaining of Soldiers, so they are prepared to fight as part of the "operational force," is part of the role of the generating force.



IG reports prompt management changes at Arlington National Cemetery

06-10-2010

The Army announced management changes at Arlington National Cemetery today after revealing findings of unmarked gravesites, improper handling of cremated remains and discrepancies in burial records there.



Cyber command to unite network defense efforts

06-02-2010

A new Army command will soon be responsible for defending Army information networks from threats around the globe.



Army hits 1 million flight hours with unmanned aircraft

05-27-2010

Chief Warrant Officer Anne M. Thrush said unmanned aircraft systems employment in the Army has gone from a time when commanders didn't understand or know what to do with information provided by the systems, to a time when commanders do not want to go to war without them. The Army recently passed 1 million hours of flight time on its unmanned aircraft.

Lt. Col. Kevin Messer, product manager for medium altitude endurance systems in the Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office, spoke May 25 about the capabilities of the MQ-1C Extended Range Multi-Purpose UAS on display in the courtyard of the Pentagon. The Army recently passed 1 million hours of flight time on its unmanned aircraft.



Army issues instructions for painting M16s, M4s

05-19-2010

Col. Douglas A. Tamilio, project manager for Soldier Weapons, Program Executive Office Soldier, holds an M16 rifle that has been taped up in preparation for applying spray paint camouflage.



Joint service open house visitors get up-close with Army

05-15-2010

Spc. Gerald Young falls off the mechanical bull during the 2010 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, May 14.

A young boy peers into the belly of an M-1A2 Abrams tank during the 2010 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, May 14.

Zach Rice, a high school student from Chantilly, Va., does pull-ups with Staff Sgt. Jermarcus Nettles during the 2010 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, May 14. Rice, currently a member of his school's Junior Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, says he hopes to one day be a Marine.

Military tecnology is on display at the 2010 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, May 14, 2010.

A boy looks inside a military combat vehicle during the 2010 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, May 14, 2010.



XM25 lets Soldiers eliminate targets they can't see

05-07-2010

A technician fires an M-16 at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. The scope attached to the weapon has laser assisted targeting, as seen here through the optics.



Network kits, vehicles prepare for limited-user test

04-23-2010

NIKs will be installed into Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles, Humvees and other Army tactical vehicles. The NIK allows equipped vehicles to pass data, including such things as imagery with Soldier-inputted annotation, voice, and both Soldier and enemy position from any of the information systems, into the network. That information can be shared across the network by other NIK-equipped vehicles.



Servicemembers become U.S. citizens at White House

04-23-2010

President Barack Obama salutes a Sailor following naturalization ceremony, April 23, at the White House. During the ceremony, 24 U.S. servicemembers took the oath of allegiance to the United States, becoming American citizens in the process.

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines raise their hands and swear allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony, April 23, at the White House.

President Barack Obama speaks during a naturalization ceremony, April 23, at the White House. During the ceremony, 24 servicemembers took the oath of allegiance to the United States, becoming American citizens in the process.

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ledum D. Ndaanee poses with President Barack Obama holding the "Outstanding American by Choice" award he received from the president during a ceremony at the White House, April 23, 2010. The award highlights the importance of citizenship rights and responsibilities through recognition of the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. Ndaanee, originally from Nigeria, joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004, and became an American citizen in 2007.



Army to stem overuse of prescription drugs, Congress told

03-25-2010

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. confer before a March 23 hearing before the House Appropriations Committee subcommittee on defense.



Sniper rifle improvements to see testing this spring

03-03-2010

Col. Douglas A. Tamilio, project manager, Soldier Weapons, with Program Executive Office Soldier, discussed improvements to the M-24 sniper rifle during a media roundtable, March 2, at the Pentagon. Improvements to the weapon will include an adjustable stock and cheek welds to make the weapon configurable to the Soldier, and the addition of five-to-ten round external magazines. The Army expects to start fielding the improved M-24 to Army snipers in the fall.



New law means spouse can claim same home state as servicemember

01-14-2010

New legislation, signed by the president in November, allows military spouses to establish a permanent residence and carry it with them though each change of station. The legislation can affect how married couples file their taxes.



Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

01-12-2010

Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application by the team that developed the Army's Web site, www.Army.mil.




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