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Smaller Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency tackles new challenges

11-27-2015

A remotely-controlled robot displays its manual dexterity during a display of equipment by the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency on Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 17, 2015.



Retired, current general officers mentor cadets

11-13-2015

Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Army CIO/G-6, speaks during a mentorship forum for ROTC cadets at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2015.

ROTC cadets at Howard University in Washington, D.C., stand in formation, Nov. 10, 2015.



Army's MIND Lab able to decode brain waves

11-05-2015

Dr. Anthony Ries instructs Pfc. Kenneth Blandon on how to play a computer game, using only his eyes to control the direction of fire of a bubble-shooting cannon at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Nov. 3, 2015. Ries is a cognitive neuroscientist, who studies visual perception and target recognition. Blandon is a mechanic with the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Command.



TRADOC opens app store

10-30-2015

The Army's Training and Doctrine Command has stood up its own online app store to bring the command's body of knowledge to Soldiers where they are most likely to ingest it: online and on the move.



Carter, Milley bid farewell to McHugh

10-23-2015

Army Secretary John M. McHugh and commander of troops, Col. Johnny K. Davis, inspect troops on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Oct. 23, 2015, during a farewell tribute to McHugh.

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter pins a Distinguished Public Service Medal onto the lapel of Army Secretary John M. McHugh on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Oct. 23, 2015, during a farewell tribute to McHugh.

The Presidential Salute Battery fires a 19-gun salute for Army Secretary John M. McHugh on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Oct. 23, 2015, during a farewell tribute to McHugh.



Army changing basic training this October

09-24-2015

In October 2015, the Army will make some changes to how it runs basic combat training, which serves for enlisted Soldiers as their first introduction to soldiering.



Army names best post financial institutions

09-18-2015

The Army recently named two financial institutions that operate on its installations as being the best among their peers in 2014. Out of the 31 nominees, Fort Hood National Bank on Fort Hood, Texas, and the FirstLight Federal Credit Union on Fort Bliss, Texas, best met and exceeded the criteria set by the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for financial operations to become the Army bank and credit union of the year for 2014.



Capitol Hill workout commemorates 9/11

09-11-2015

More than 50 service members and senate office staffers participated in a 9/11 commemorative workout on Capitol Hill, Sept. 11, 2015. During the workout, which lasted more than an hour, the repetitions for each of the exercises correlated with a number associated with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

More than 50 service members and senate office staffers participated in a 9/11 commemorative workout on Capitol Hill, Sept. 11, 2015. During the workout, which lasted more than an hour, the repetitions for each of the exercises correlated with a number associated with the 9/11 terrorist attacks.



Soldiers remember Hurricane Katrina on 10th anniversary

08-20-2015

The Mid-City Lanes Rock 'N Bowl Nightclub, at 4133 S Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, was submerged in water, Sept. 4, 2005, as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Flooding in New Orleans lasted several months following Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall, Aug. 29, 2005

Helicopters lift off at New Orleans International Airport, Sept. 2, 2005, to rescue residents of New Orleans, who were stranded by the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina.

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore;, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, then-Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell, and then-adjutant general of Louisiana, Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Landreneau, meet with reporters at New Orleans International Airport to discuss relief operations for Hurricane Katrina, Sept. 4, 2005. Donald Rumsfeld, defense secretary at the time, is shown at the right of the image with his back to the camera.

A sign welcomes travelers to the airport in New Orleans.

Victims of Hurricane Katrina sit on baggage carts ourside the airport.



Soldiers must complete school before promotion

08-17-2015

Soldiers will no longer be promoted without first having successfully completed related professional military education courses, according to recently-signed Army Directive. Soldiers will need to complete their schooling before they are allowed their new stripes.



Wars fought by ground troops, new Army chief says

08-14-2015

Army Secretary John M. McHugh, far left, swears in Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley as the 39th chief of staff of the Army during a ceremony on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. Milley's wife, Hollyanne Milley, holds a Bible.

Now-retired Gen. Ray Odierno inspects the troops on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 14, 2015.



Conventional, special forces team up during 'Joint Forcible Entry' exercise

08-09-2015

An M1A1 tank, with Soldiers from the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, was part of the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif.

AH-64 Apache aircraft were part of the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif.

Capt. William Larsen, tank commander; Sgt. Jonathan Oliver, shell loader; Spc. Levi Benson, tank driver, and Sgt. Zachary Egan, gunner are all part of the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment. The four, along with eight other tank crews, participated in the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif.

Soldiers train during the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif.

An M1A1 tank, with Soldiers from the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, was part of the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif.

An M1A1 tank, with Soldiers from the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, was part of the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif.

AH-64 Apache aircraft were part of the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey met with Spc. Dalton M. Cummings, 82nd Airborne Division, during the Joint Forcible Entry exercise, Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif.



For those still unsure, Army defines 'online misconduct'

08-03-2015

If Soldiers were still unsure of what bad behavior looks like online, the Army clarified it for them in an "All Army Activities" message -- commonly called an ALARACT -- that went out force-wide last week. Online misconduct, it says, is "the use of electronic communication to inflict harm. Examples include, but are not limited to: harassment, bullying, hazing, stalking, discrimination, retaliation, or any other types of misconduct that undermine dignity and respect."



New Army cyber officers hack improvements into DARPA's 'Plan X'

07-28-2015

Capt. James McColl and Capt. Justin Lanahan, both cyber officers at U.S Army Cyber Command, took part in a week-long "hackathon" in Arlington, Va., July 20-24, 2015, in support of the continued development of "Plan X," a four-year, $120 million program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.



To become 'force of future,' Army must fix personnel churn

06-26-2015

Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, who also serves as the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, discusses challenges and concerns he has in developing a "force of the future," or "21st century defense department," as it specifically relates to personnel management at the Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare event near the Pentagon June 24, 2015.



Army team gets all gold during DOD Warrior Games archery

06-22-2015

Team Army took four gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal in the archery competition at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015.

Army veteran Sgt. Sean Hook took home two gold medals in recurve bow archery at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015.

An Army veteran competes at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015.

An Army veteran competes at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015.

Audience members show team spirit at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015.

An Army veteran celebrates at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015.



Army lines of effort to define proper online conduct

06-19-2015

"How do we ensure Army values-based conduct to prevent and respond to harm inflicted through the use of electronic communication?" Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno asked for an answer to that question earlier this year - in the wake of revelations at the February 2015 SHARP Summit in Washington D.C.



Evaluation, education, compensation dominate discussion at Dailey town hall

06-05-2015

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey discusses Soldier evaluation, education and compensation during an Army birthday town hall meeting with Soldiers at Defense Media Activity on Fort Meade, Md., June 4, 2015.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey discusses Soldier evaluation, education and compensation during an Army birthday town hall meeting with Soldiers at Defense Media Activity on Fort Meade, Md., June 4, 2015.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey discusses Soldier evaluation, education and compensation during an Army birthday town hall meeting with Soldiers at Defense Media Activity on Fort Meade, Md., June 4, 2015.



Thousands ride in 28th annual Rolling Thunder rally

05-25-2015

Staff Sgt. Nate Washington, Master Sgt. Edell Price, Edwina Price, and Cpl. Buford Bracey, all from Fort Lee, Virginia, were among the several thousand motorcyclists queued up at the Pentagon, May 24, 2015, to participate in the Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride around the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Now in its 28th year, the event, held on Memorial Day weekend, is meant to draw attention to Service members, who were taken prisoner of war, or who have gone missing in action.

Several thousand motorcyclists queued up at the Pentagon, May 24, 2015, to participate in the Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride around the National Mall in Washington, D.C.



WINS tracks Soldier movement without GPS

05-22-2015

The Warfighter Integrated Navigation System, center, uses inertial systems to determine a Soldier's location in the absence of a GPS signal. On the left, a smaller version of WINS. On the right, the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver, which Soldiers use now for position, navigation, and timing. All three devices were on display at the DOD Lab Day, May 14, at the Pentagon.



Fuel cells increase range in unmanned aerial systems

05-21-2015

Using a fuel cell similar to this one -- on display at DOD Lab Day, May 14 at the Pentagon -- allows the Stalker XE unmanned aerial system to fly for up to 8 hours.



Army aims to simplify electronics in combat vehicles

05-21-2015

A 3D printed mockup of the of the Hardware Convergence program chassis with blue modules was on display during DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14. The chassis is designed to standardize wiring for electrical devices in tactical vehicles.



Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

05-21-2015

Nickolas B. Baldwin and Evan Young, researchers with the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, discuss the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar during the DOD Lab Day, May 14 at the Pentagon.



Researchers believe capturing, processing brainwaves will better enable Soldiers

05-18-2015

Jean Vettel, Ph.D., right, a neuroscientist with the Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., wears headgear lined with brain wave-sensing EEG, or "electroencephalography" sensors, in the Pentagon courtyard as part of the display she manned at DOD Lab Day, May 14, 2015. She and fellow researcher, Jonroy Canady, left, speak with area high school students, who attended the lab day event.



Sixty new technologies aim to cut convoys to forward operating bases

05-15-2015

Ben Campbell, of U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, & Engineering Center, is the lead systems engineer of the Army's Sustainability Logistics Basing - Science and Technology Objective Demonstration. During the DOD Lab Day, May 14, 2015, at the Pentagon, he discussed some of the technologies his team is evaluating to reduce fuel use and water use on Army installations. In the courtyard of the Pentagon, he had a small model of an Army base camp, one that would house about 50 Soldiers, labeled to indicate where several of the technologies his team is evaluating for the Army might be put to use.



Non-commissioned officers advise care for key assignments

05-04-2015

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey speaks with the 79 Soldiers, who participated in the first-ever 2015 Enlisted Solarium on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., May 1, 2015.



RDECOM program puts Army scientists shoulder-to-shoulder with Soldiers

04-21-2015

Chirag Y. Trivedi, a science and technology advisor with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, fires a rifle, in the dark, at the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate range on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, April 17, 2015.

Clifford A. Surrett Sr., an engineering technician with the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, discusses night-vision devices with students in the most recent orientation and reach-back training iteration, April 17, 2015.



Center shows glimpse of next-generation synthetic training

04-07-2015

Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, with Army Materiel Command, tries out a scenario in Virtual Battle Space using a set of 3D goggles, during the 2015 Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, March 31, 2015.



Lundy: Gold-plated gear not always best value for Army

03-31-2015

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, commander of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, said it is not always necessary for every piece of gear the Army buys to be the absolute best available. Lundy delivered his remarks during the 2015 Army Aviation Association of America summit in Nashville, Tenn., March 30, 2015.



Vice chief kicks off 'Quad A' by recognizing innovators

03-30-2015

Retired Brig. Gen. Howard W. Yellen, Army Aviation Association of America president; Maj. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, commander, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker; and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn present Spc. Benjamin J. Rosa, center right, with the Henry Q. Dunn Crew Chief of the Year award during the 2015 Army Aviation Association of America conference in Nashville, March 30, 2015. Rosa is assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.



New devices may soon help Soldiers nose out chemicals, bio threats

02-18-2015

This colorimetric detection assay, about the size of a postage stamp, is printed with a grid of several dozen indicator chemicals arranged in a grid of small dots.

Melissa Dixon and Aleksandr Miklos, Ph.D., a senior scientist at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological hazards - from mustard agent to anthrax - and then transmit those results to their higher command.



Exposure to success positively influences youth, Army leader says

02-08-2015

Army Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, who serves as commander of the Army's Tank Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Michigan, mentors high school students during the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2015.



Army's fiscal 2016 budget to help close gap for leader development training

02-02-2015

Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Horlander, left, director of the Army budget, and Davis S. Welch, deputy director of the Army budget, brief reporters about the fiscal 2016 Army budget request at the Pentagon, Feb. 2, 2015.



Dailey assumes role as 15th sergeant major of Army

01-30-2015

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno administers the oath of office to the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Pentagon. Dailey's wife, Holly Dailey, holds a bible.



Dailey shares ideas about leadership development, fitness, women in combat arms

01-30-2015

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno administers the oath of office to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey at the Pentagon, Jan. 30, 2015. Dailey's wife, Holly Dailey, holds a Bible during the ceremony.



Army developing higher voltage batteries that don't corrode

01-09-2015

Army chemist, Jan Allen, demonstrates how to build a "button cell," the type of battery used in a watch, at the Army Research Laboratory, Dec. 9, 2014.




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