Last week, the U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The Non-Developmental Vehicle Assessments effort is occurring on Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
Col. Gordon R. Roberts, who received the nation's highest military honor for valor as a sergeant during the Vietnam War, has retired from the Army at Fort Bragg. Roberts was the most senior soldier on active duty wearing the Medal of Honor.
The Army will begin implementing a regionally-aligned force concept next year to better support combatant commanders, Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno announced recently. A brigade combat team from the 10th Mountain Division will lead the way.
With major force changes to unfold across Europe, including a drawdown of about 7,000 U.S. forces there, U.S. European Command remains committed to its mission of ensuring a ready force prepared to respond if called upon, officials said.
In showcasing the U.S. Army, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit are expected to win regardless of the competition around them. Since joining the unit in 2006, Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner has embodied that notion and worn it on his sleeve.
The Joint Program Executive Office for Joint Tactical Radio Systems is moving closer to its vision of Cognitive Radio, a concept engineered to allow a family of software-programmable radios to better use portions of the available spectrum, service officials said.
They are wounded, ill and injured Soldiers with prosthetics, amputations, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. They are also the warrior athletes competing this week in the Warrior Games at Colorado Springs, Colo.
Spc. Kevin Shumaker, 24, a cook for the 615th Military Police Company, died tragically on 31 Aug. 2011from wounds he received while deployed to Afghanistan. His injury didn’t come from a bullet wound or an improvised explosive device. His injuries came from a dog.
The Army today announced that it will begin a six-month assessment May 14 of an exception to the Direct Ground Combat Assignment Rule for female Soldiers. The policy previously closed six jobs to women because they were normally co-located with direct combat units.
On the Arabian Peninsula, the Saudi government has purchased $17 billion in military hardware from the United States. They buy it instead through U.S. government agencies, like the Army's Security Assistance Management Directorate.
More than 61 years after arriving in Korea to repel communist aggression, Eighth Army returned to its operational roots this year. As a part of Army Pacific integration, Eighth Army is a Field Army again, capable of commanding multiple corps in a joint and combined fight.
The U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico began celebrating its 90th anniversary by inaugurating a War Memorial Monument recognizing the service of Army Reservists in the island, April 19. Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rico secretary of state, was the keynote speaker for the occasion.
An Army doctor has helped develop a vaccine that he believes will prevent cancer, or at least its recurrence.
The drug NeuVax began phase III clinical trials Jan. 20, which Col. George Peoples said could lead to its Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, approval.
President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., an infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for saving several fellow soldiers when his platoon was ambushed May 10, 1970 during the Vietnam War.
The mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle has a future in the Army, said service officials, though it won't be part of an "MRAP brigade." MRAPs will be used for training Soldiers and for conducting route clearance. The vehicles will also be prepositioned for use when needed.
Anniston Army Depot recently contracted to overhaul 143 M1 Abrams tanks for Saudi Arabia's Royal Saudi Land Forces through a partnership with General Dynamics Land Systems, at Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio. An additional 129 tanks are awaiting funding.