(Photo Credit: John Martinez)
Army

SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Posted September 2, 2016 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike. “It impressed upon me…

Full Story »

(Photo Credit: Ms. Kristen R Schabert (Army Medicine)
Army

NTC, WACH rehearse MEDEVAC of Military Working Dog

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Kristen Schabert

When the alarm rang out for a MEDEVAC, the Soldiers of 2916th Aviation Battalion sprang to action. Then, the call came over the radio that the patient was not your typical MEDEVAC patient… this time, it was a military working dog. As the teams at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, gear up…

Full Story »

(Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)
Army

Army secretary wants nation to understand its Army better

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Ms. Stephanie Slater (TRADOC)

JOINT BASE EUSTIS-LANGLEY, Va. – Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning wants the nation at large to understand its Army better. His intent is not a personal goal, but rather a mission he has directed the Army to take, he said during a recent visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 25, 2016. Fanning’s…

Full Story »

Army photograph by John Martinez
Army

SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Posted August 26, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike.

Full Story »

combat-survival
Army

Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted August 24, 2016 by David Vergun

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

Full Story »

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez
Army

New directive: officers must be vetted before promotions are confirmed

Posted August 24, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez A new change to Army regulations ensures that officers selected by boards for promotion meet the standards for exemplary conduct laid out in U.S. law, before their names are forwarded to the Secretary of the Army. A change to Army regulations now requires that the Army determine the suitability…

Full Story »

Army Corps of Engineers photograph
Army

Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

Posted August 12, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

Full Story »

army-voting
Army

3,000 voting assistance officers stand ready to help soldiers register

Posted August 12, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This election season, many Soldiers will face the same crucial question, and it’s not necessarily the one you think. It’s not, “Who do I vote for?” It’s “Can I vote?” For the many Soldiers stationed overseas or facing deployments, the answer isn’t always clear. In 2014, 69 percent of the active-duty Army was registered to…

Full Story »

Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez
Army

Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…

Full Story »

Photo Credit: Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley, Air Force
Army

Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.