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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.

Army Civilian at Aberdeen Proving Ground Dies

Baltimore Sun | Apr 23, 2014

A longtime Army civilian at Aberdeen Proving Ground died after a "grass cutting incident" at work on Tuesday, officials said. Willie Stevenson, 61, was severely injured while he was riding a lawn mower near the Route 24 Gate on the Edgewood side of the Army post, spokesman Kelly Luster said. He did not describe what happened. Emergency personn... more

US Troops Arrive in Poland amid Russian Threats

173rd Paratroopers | Apr 23, 2014

The Army began deploying small paratroop units to Poland and the Baltic states Wednesday as Moscow revved up threats against Ukraine and the region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov charged that the U.S. was manipulating the Kiev government in the unraveling of a tentative peace accord reached last week, and he warned that Moscow woul... more

Army Colonel Suspended Over Insensitivity Claims

Col. Brian Pearl

Colorado Springs Gazette | Apr 23, 2014

Army leaders suspended an Afghanistan-bound Fort Carson commander over allegations of insensitivity toward sexual assault victims and gender discrimination before an investigation cleared him last month. The investigation into the conduct of Col. Brian Pearl is detailed in a 361-page report released to The Gazette on Monday under the federal Fr... more

Unit Passes Baton Before Exit from Afghanistan

Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer | Apr 23, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Fort Bragg's 1st Theater Sustainment Command is leaving Afghanistan, but it still will play a role in the closing months of Operation Enduring Freedom. In a ceremony Tuesday at the New Kabul Compound, leaders from the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Fort Knox, Ky., uncased their colors and adopted the moniker of... more

Soldier Charged in Death of AFN Broadcaster

Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov

Stars and Stripes | Apr 23, 2014

A second American service member has been charged in connection with the strangling death of a U.S. sailor in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Army Spc. Cody A. Kramer was charged on April 14 with facilitating the strangling of Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov, a Navy broadcaster who was found dead in the passenger seat of a car during a traffic... more

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