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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.

Benning Soldier Tests Negative for Ebola

Fort Benning officials announced Saturday night that the new soldier who had recently visited Nigeria has tested negative for the Ebola virus. He was the first patient ever admitted to the new Martin Army Community Hospital facility, which is still being outfitted and is expected to open in November. Earlier in the day, Col. Scott Avery, comman... more

Fort Bragg Soldiers Train to Fight Ebola

U.S. personnel construct the Monrovia Medical Unit site in Monrovia, Liberia. The MMU is being constructed in the event any medical workers in the area catch Ebola while assisting in Operation United Assistance. Craig Philbrick/Army

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fort Bragg leaders say they are confident soldiers on standby to deploy to West Africa and assist with the containment of the Ebola virus are properly trained and will return safely. "Their whole effort is to ensure that the U.S. effort is fully being executed to the best of its capability," Tom McCollum, garrison spokesman... more

Benning Commander: Sick Soldier 'Not Likely' to have Ebola Virus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention workers don protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia on Aug. 17, 2014. CDC photo by Athalia Christie

A new Fort Benning soldier who had recently traveled to Nigeria has a high fever and has been isolated from other soldiers, according to a statement from Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, commander of Fort Benning and the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. Miller said the soldier is "not likely" to have the Ebola virus, but that "we have initiated ... more

Fort Carson Ends Lockdown

Fort Carson

A lockdown of troops in a Fort Carson Armor battalion has been lifted, post officials confirmed Thursday. The lockdown of 100 soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 66th Armor Regiment ended sometime late Tuesday with no announcement. About 100 soldiers in the battalion who had been confined to the battalion's buildings on the post during the sea... more

Army Veteran Charged in Armed Holdup

BARNSTABLE -- A 22-year-old Sandwich man who was honorably discharged from the Army about five weeks ago pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Barnstable District Court to a charge he robbed an Eastern Bank branch in Marstons Mills at gunpoint Tuesday while wearing a skeleton mask. Police are also investigating his possible connection to a bank robbe... more

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