Army

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The Army’s mission is to fight and win America’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders. The Army does this by executing Title 10 and Title 32 United States Code directives, to include organizing, equipping, and training forces for the conduct of prompt and sustained combat operations on land.

The Army, as one of the three military departments reporting to the Department of Defense, is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.

Regardless of component, the Army conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world. (Operational Unit Diagram and descriptions) The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every Soldier—as well as members of sister services and allied forces. It also allows the Army to expand rapidly in time of war. The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for the Army. Army installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy land forces promptly to support combatant commanders. Once those forces are deployed, the institutional Army provides the logistics needed to support them.

The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on June 3, 1784 after the end of the Revolutionary War.  Today the Army has approximately 548,000 soldiers who serve in theaters worldwide.

Man Accused in Parking Dispute is Army Recruiter

A man facing felony charges for allegedly pointing a handgun at two women in a parking lot at Isleta Amphitheater is a U.S. Army recruiter, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office spokesman Aaron Williamson said. Christopher Schirmer, 30, was wearing his dress uniform when he appeared in Metro Court on Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a... more

Soldiers Create Ocean Reefs with Old Armored Vehicles

The South Carolina Army National Guard reports that it dropped 36 military vehicles into waters off the Atlantic coast earlier this month in order to create reefs that will attract ocean life and tourism. Since 1997, the state's National Guard has worked in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to create man-made r... more

Army's Big PT Test Changes

Army's Big Pt Test Changes

This potential policy change of the Army PFT standards article was written in 2011. After testing the ACRT / APRT on more than 10,000 soldiers, TRADOC decided not to implement proposed changes and are still researching the data.  The original Army Physical Fitness Test of pushups, situps, and 2 mile timed run is still being used by the entire Ar... more

Alaska Rejects Army Offer of 8 Free Demilitarized Cargo Planes

The state of Alaska is not going to be receiving eight demilitarized C-23 Sherpa cargo aircraft from the U.S. Army after all. The Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs said there were too many questions surrounding Federal Aviation Administration flightworthiness requirements for the C-23. The department had planned to lease the ai... more

Soldier Arrested on Suspicion of Beating Child to Death

A 20-year-old Fort Bliss soldier was arrested and charged with capital murder for allegedly beating his 2-year-old daughter to death Saturday in a Central El Paso apartment because the girl soiled her diaper, El Paso Police reported Sunday. Dartarious Graham, 20, was charged with capital murder and booked into the El Paso county jail on a $250,... more

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