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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.

101st Returns Home From Liberia and Ebola Mission

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Nowak, left, and Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of JFC-UA and 101st, case their unit colors during a ceremony at the Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 26, 2015. Photo by Spc. Rashene Mincy

A small number of U.S. troops will remain in Liberia to build on major gains in combating the Ebola virus following the return of more than 1,000 troops from the 101st Airborne Division, the Pentagon said Friday. The 101st ended its mission in Liberia, where Ebola cases and transmission rates have fallen dramatically since the first U.S. s... more

We're Not Competitors, Commander Tells Community

Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg leaders have been impressed by the support the post has seen recently. From the hundreds who attended an Army listening session on potential cuts to those organizations that have stepped in to help fill budget gaps, there's a lot of good to the relationship between Fort Bragg and the surrounding communities. But there are some thing... more

Georgia National Guard Selected to Form Cyber Protection Team

The Georgia National Guard was selected to establish a cyber protection team as part of the Army's efforts to boost its ranks protecting cyberspace. Georgia National Guard was one of the first three cyber protection teams announced this week, according to a news release. Eventually, the Army will create 10 teams of National Guard cyber defensem... more

Judge Cries Sentencing Former Army Officer in Prostitution Case

Lt. Col. Raymond Valas speaks with local media during a tour of the Military District Six in Sonsonate, El Salvador, on April 10, 2013. (DoD photo)

The sentencing Friday of four sex-trafficking defendants were marked by a pimp lashing out at the judge and a relative of a victim. And by the victim lashing out at the pimp. And by a lawyer's claims that the proceedings were unfairly "choreographed." The judge choked up while doling out punishment to a former Army officer convicted of buying ... more

Packed House Shows Up To Support Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson. Army photo

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday urged Army brass to consider not just the economic impact of Fort Jackson on the community when contemplating potential cuts, but the state's efforts to support and sustain troops stationed here. "It's not just about the money. It's not just about the jobs. Those things are important. But it's abou... more

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